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It what has become the premiere community event in the region for the month of January, organizers of the ninth annual Doors Open Jamestown are anxiously awaiting next weekend’s festivities that help showcase area attractions and local businesses. Scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the City of Jamestown, the annual one-day “open house” offers something for everyone as local residents and visitors to the region are encouraged to stroll along Jamestown’s central business district and explore all that the community has to offer. Based on an international event, Doors Open Jamestown has been received with great success the past eight years and has slowly grown in popularity from one year to the next. Hosted by the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce and Jamestown Up Close, the many hometown treasures based in the city will offer one free day of admission while at the same time many locally owned and operated businesses will proudly display their wares and services to the general public.

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“People really enjoy this event and look forward to Doors Open Jamestown because ultimately you are getting a free look at all of what Jamestown has to offer,” said Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce Coordinator Justin Hanft. “This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase and show off some of the incredible attractions we have in this community.” Among the participating attractions are The Lucy Desi Museum & Center For Comedy, The Fenton History Center, The Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary, The Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena and The Robert H. Jackson Center. In addition, The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame,

Busti Grist Mill, Infi nity Performing Arts, James Prendergast Public Library, The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Regn Lenna Center For The Arts, Lucille Ball Little Theater, Lucille M. Wright Air Museum and The Jamestown Gateway Train Station will also be welcoming guests by offering free tours and other unique presentations. “This is really a win-win situation so to speak,” said Hanft. “We are promoting and highlighting some rather unique attractions and at the same time allowing for some extra interaction with the many retail stores and restaurants in and around Jamestown.” Special raffle drawings will

be held at each of the venues, the specialty museums will offer discounts in their gift shops and a number of restaurants and retail stores in Jamestown will feature various discount coupons and other special offers. It is expected that approximately 2,000 people will navigate downtown Jamestown for an event for which the weather conditions never seem to be much of a factor barring any extreme snowfall because people mark their calendars and come to the area determined to have a good time. Hanft says the event is a wonderful community collaboration that helps to fully embrace the new calendar year. Continued on pg 4

10 Reasons To Visit This Winter Contributed Article Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

Located along the Lake Erie shoreline in western New York, Chautauqua County sits directly in the path of lake effect snow storms that drop an average of more than 200 inches of snow annually. Predictably white winters make the region an ideal getaway destination for lovers of snow sports and winter festivals. Chautauqua County in western New York sits directly in the path of lake effect snow storms that gather strength over Lake Erie and drop more than 200 inches of snow annually. More often than not, the holidays are welcomed with a carpet of white and the winter season becomes a frozen crystal wonderland. This pocket of precipitation Continued on pg 2


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10 REASONS TO ViSiT THiS WiNTER, CONTiNuED fROM PAgE 1

is precisely why winter is a perfect time to plan a visit. With annual snowfall that rivals Colorado ski towns, western New York offers plenty of opportunity for downhill snow sports. Near Findley Lake, the Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa provides an excellent backdrop for true beginners all the way to expert level skiers and snowboarders with 27 slopes, eight chairlifts, three progression terrain parks and a half pipe. There is a tubing area and trails for cross country skiing. The instructors at Peek’n Peak’s Snow Sports School are professionally trained and the lodges, dining rooms, Part of the Star Media Group family Locally owned and operated, this media company believes pool and spa are welcome amenities after a day on in promoting, celebrating and advancing the positive aspects of our community. the slopes. For more information, call (716) 366-9200 in Dunkirk or (716) Chautauqua's numerous 338-0030 in Jamestown. Visit our online community web trails and open spaces portal at www.starnewsdaily.com. provide access for cross President country skiing and snow dan siracuse dan.siracuse@star-mediagroup.com shoeing. Long Point State Vice President Park, Lake Erie State Kristin Korn kristin.korn@star-mediagroup.com Park, Chautauqua InstituSales Manager tion, and the Jamestown Jason Ferguson jason.ferguson@star-mediagroup.com Audubon Center offer Editor picturesque landscapes, scott wise scott.wise@star-mediagroup.com trails, and potential for wildlife viewing. A local Sports Editor stefan gestwicki stefan.gestwicki@star-mediagroup.com retailer, Evergreen Outfitters, schedules regular Graphic Designer guided snowshoe hikes, patrick westin pat.westin@star-mediagroup.com including one during the Contributing Writers full moon. Katy wise katy.wise@star-mediagroup.com dodi Kingsfield dodi.kingsfield@star-mediagroup.com More than 400 miles of trails groomed by five dan meyer dan.meyer@star-mediagroup.com local snowmobile clubs General Questions & Subscriptions provide an ideal setting admin@star-mediagroup.com

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and Sunday afternoons. Hickory smoked pulled pork, meatloaf, and cheese sandwiches, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are also on the menu. Guided tours of the brewery are offered on Saturdays at 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15 and 4 pm. The 45-minute tours are available on a first come basis and often sell out by mid-afternoon. Visitors should prepare for touring a working production facility that may be hot, cold, wet and noisy. The annual Currier & Ives Sleigh Rally takes place at Chautauqua Institution, Sunday, January 19, 2014. While the rally participants are horsemen and their sleighs, spectators can watch the Victorian style sleighs and costumed drivers as they parade through the historic grounds with sleigh bells jingling at approximately 12 noon. Sleigh rides are offered on Saturdays and Sundays throughout January and February through the historic grounds of Chautauqua Institution. Rides run every half hour from 1 pm to 3 pm and tickets are available at the Chautauqua Bookstore on Bestor Plaza. This is a lot of fun for couples or as an outing for the whole family. President’s Day Weekend brings with it the annual Winter Festival in

Mayville, February 14-16, 2014 featuring events, activities, and contests for all ages including fireworks, a flare parade, bonfire and horse drawn wagon rides. If the weather cooperates, visitors might see ice and snow sculptures, or even a castle made from blocks of ice harvested in the traditional way from Chautauqua Lake. Holiday memories await at the Fenton History Center in Jamestown. Held November 29, 2013 to January 18, 2014, the Center’s annual holiday exhibit, “Signs of the Season”, fi lls four floors of the elegant 1863 Fenton Mansion and includes a dozen decorated Christmas trees. Visitors will learn about Jamestown's holiday traditions while listening to old time Christmas carols. New for 2013, costumed museum guides will offer candlelight tours of the mansion on Saturday evenings from 7-8 pm. Bed and breakfasts, vacation homes, resorts and inns are available for lodging during the winter months, providing getaway time by the hearth, with some hot chocolate, a bottle of local wine or some Southern Tier beer. For more ideas on visiting Chautauqua County any time of year, visit www. tourchautauqua.com or call 1-866-908-4569.

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After closing shop for twenty-five years, Beichner Waste Services, Inc. re-opened their doors in March with a fresh, local approach to providing waste disposal and recycling needs.

for sledding over old railroad beds, former trolley lines, open farm fields, heavily wooded areas, and seasonal roads. Trails officially open a week or so before Christmas, weather permitting. New York requires that all sleds be registered and advanced preparation is recommended. Information on how to register and where to find trail conditions is available at www.tourchautauqua. com/snowmobiling.aspx. Winter is a great time to visit the wineries in Lake Erie Wine Country. Tasting rooms are less crowded than during the peak summer and fall tourist seasons, the experience is more educational and intimate, and many new vintages are released. Also winter and Ice Wine, a specialty wine unique to the northern climate, naturally go together. During the annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend, February 14-16, 2014, each of the participating wineries will pair a luscious chocolate creation with a wine accompaniment. Brewery tours are popular at Southern Tier Brewing Company throughout the year. The Empty Pint Brewery Pub offers a selection of 14 draught beers, including some guest taps, Thursday through Saturday, evenings, and Saturday

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1. Leigh is to Scarlett as _____ is to Rhett 6. ___ de deux 9. "Through" in text message 13. "___ __ fair in love and war" 14. Under the weather 15. Sand bar 16. Disturb 17. "New" prefix 18. Equestrian's attire 19. *Eminem's 2013 hit 21. *Rogers' duet partner 23. Driver's aid 24. Sub station 25. Acid 28. Often held on sandwich 30. *Girl on Fire 35. Creole vegetable 37. Poverty-stricken 39. Bank ware, pl. 40. Bit attachment 41. Israel's neighbor 43. Catch-22 44. Weight watcher's choice, pl. 46. Black cat, e.g. 47. First rate 48. Take to one's heart 50. Aquarium dweller 52. *"___ at Work," Best New Artist of '83 53. Conceited 55. Lt.'s inferior, in the Navy 57. *Macklemore's kind of shop 60. *This year's Grammy host 64. Song of praise 65. Shed tears 67. The _____, Netherlands 68. Take down masts 69. Clod chopper 70. Blatant 71. Gardener's storage 72. *"Owner of a Lonely Heart" band won one Grammy 73. Offends with odor --------------------------------------

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Chautauqua County Humane Society Pet of the Week

9. "___ does it!" 10. Tramp 11. *In '85 Prince won two for "Purple ____" 12. Final, abbr. 15. High-pitched 20. Gathers harvest 22. Chicken _ __ king 24. Kind of security guard 25. *"Royals" nominee 26. Knitter's quantity 27. Often done to fruit 29. It goes up and down 31. Bit 32. Billiards bounce 33. Cuckoo 34. Ski destination 36. A chip, maybe 38. Cambodian money

42. Clarence in "It's a Wonderful Life", e.g. 45. Pinching pennies 49. Churchill's "so few" 51. Boat load 54. Nervous and ansty 56. Dry white Italian wine 57. Hyperbolic tangent 58. At this point 59. Police action 60. Potassium hydroxide solution, pl. 61. Curved molding 62. Lie in wait 63. *Multi-Grammy winner Elton's, "Bennie and the ____" 64. From a wound 66. Poor man's caviar

ADopt a pet

This week we are featuring “Jasper” and “Solstice”. Jasper is a wonderful black lab that knows ‘sit’, ‘down’ and ‘shake.’ He likes playtime with the other dogs and a roll in the snow is heaven. Solstice is one of our “special needs” pets. She may be FIV+, but she is lovable and very friendly. She would do well in just about any home with or without other FIV+ cats. If you can find a place in your heart and your home to give one of these pets, or any of the other pets in our care, stop down at the Adoption Center at 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY. For questions or more information you can call (716) 665-2209 ext. 0.


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Chautauqua adult day Care Centers Receives grant from Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Contributed Article Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers

Thanks to a generous grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, staff at Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers now have access to a library of DVD training materials. The new training materials will allow Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers to properly train its staff and meet state mandates for education. It also becomes a costeffective way to keep staff updated on best practices and provides greater flexibility in training. Frank Bercik, Executive Director, states, “Special thanks to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for providing the needed funding for our DVD training project. By receiving this grant, approximately 40 staff members consisting of Retired Senior Volunteer Program workers,

Karen Lucks - Associate Director, Crystal Gabriel -Case Manager, Frank Bercik - Executive Director, and Diane Samuelson - Program Coordinator, inspect some of the new training materials made possible by a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. (Submitted Photo)

Department of Social Services staff, senior companions and aides, social work student interns and Chautauqua Adult Day Care employees will continue to receive valuable training on an ongoing basis.” By establishing an educational DVD training library, the agency will save money every year for state mandated annual training. Also, employees can receive training at

more convenient times and days throughout the week. This specifically enables direct care employees better access to the library during varied times during the day to better meet their daily work routines. Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. is a not for profit United Way agency, which offers affordable Senior Day Programs and Respite Care Services for adults sixty years of age and older who live in the community. The agency has four sites that serve all of Chautauqua County. The programs provide socialization and offer many opportunities for older adults to participate in activities during the day in a caring, friendly atmosphere with supportive staff

and companionship. The sites provide breakfast, snack, and a noon time meal for participants. There is also a Community Recreation Program that helps persons participate in outings in the community. The sites also offer pet therapy, ceramics, music programs, arts and crafts, and much more on an ongoing basis. Additionally, a Saturday Program is available in Jamestown. For participants who desire fi nancial assistance, funding is available. To learn more, visit www.seniordayprograms.com or call the Jamestown office at 664-9759. You can also fi nd Chautauqua Adult Day Care on Facebook.

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DOORS OPEN, CONTiNuED fROM PAgE 1 “We have really encouraged the local restaurants and other local businesses to get active and get involved and get ready to welcome many familiar faces as well as plenty of new customers,” said Hanft. “They are aware of this and many are planning to run some type of specials and feature certain items and services.” Hanft and other event organizers strongly encourage area residents and visitors to the region to take some time next weekend to visit Jamestown during the Doors Open event. “We are all very busy, but if people have some time and can take a

few minutes out of their weekend and stop into one of the museums or other places that they may have always been curious about but never checked out I think they will be pleasantly surprised,” said Hanft. “A lot of people are working on this and it really is a great team effort because everyone plays a role and the entire community benefits as we share the Jamestown we know and love with others.” For more information about Doors Open Jamestown, check out the “Doors Open Jamestown” page on Facebook or call either (716) 664-6256 or (716) 969-6014.

obituaries January 1

Stanley Tyma Jr., South Dayton Ardine Wisniewski, Dunkirk Yale A. Kohlbacher, Lakewood Judith Ann Tsitso, Springfield

January 2

Marilyn L. Elvers, Collins Center Norman N. “Neil” Ingerson, Jamestown Christina L. Johnson, Frewsburg

January 3

Richard “Dick” Roos, Jamestown Frances M. Caruso, Falconer Leonard W. Mills, Brocton Timothy M. Chistofferson, Greenhurst

January 4

Barbara A. Logan, Dunkirk Anna “Millie” M Sek, Silver Creek Alberta J. Moore, Springville

Ronald G. DeVore, Collins John Richard Hay, Jamestown Tommy Lee Fox, Kennedy

January 5

George A. Williams, Randolph Roderick “Rod” Mawhir, Brocton Harold Stahlman, Brocton Lieselotte Coulter, Frewsburg

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Verdun E. Sandell, Falconer


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This week: Being a Stay-at-home Mom on a Budget

would be best for our By Katy Wise ntly Star Contributing Writer family, but we had also nft. thought we would have savings set aside for d it Before my husband and this time in our lives, m I were married, I can ideally would have y- remember the following purchased our own question being asked d home, and paid down ity of us: Do you plan on a significant amount of e the staying at home once our student loans. w you have children? The s.” question was of course, Needless to say, all of directed towards me, that didn’t happen. on but in all reality, this After much prayer and is a question for both consideration, we still husband and wife. decided to go for what en we believed to be the n Although it didn’t make best for our family. I ther complete sense at the officially quit my job 716) time, I’m glad that we a few months after my had this opportunity son was born (I was on to discuss and decide maternity leave, not what we wanted to do when that season of our working) and thus began my career as a stay lives came. We were in complete agreement at home mommy. that I would stay home Knowing that we when we had children, were going to have to which would be after creatively cut some our five-year wedding household costs here anniversary. and there, I began searching for different This was a splendid ways that we could do plan. But, it was a so. After three years of plan. Plans are often interrupted by life and staying home, I have found some great tips other circumstances and tricks that admitconcerning life. Well, tedly are the last things that is precisely what I would have expected. happened to our ‘Five Year Plan.’ If you would love to be a stay at home mom, Life happened. We but don’t think you can discovered I was afford it, I encourage pregnant after nine you to try implementmonths of marriage, ing some of these ideas and instead of having children after our first into your household. I five years of marriage, completely understand a new little life came to that not everyone can reside in our home on be a stay at home parour 18 month wedding ent, but I believe that if you can make it work, anniversary. it will be of great benWe still agreed that be- efit to your family. ing a stay at home mom Here are some money

saving ideas for fellow stay at home mommies, daddies, working mommies, and some that will benefit anyone who is trying to cut back on expenses. • Cut out any unnecessary expenses. This sounds like a no brainer, right? Well I’m talking about some ‘radical’ cutbacks. We have gone without a TV package for the majority of our marriage. Don’t worry, we’re still Americans, as we do have a television. We just don’t have satellite or cable. Satellite costs around $30-$90 per month, depending on the package that you purchase. By cutting this out, we have saved at least $360-$1,000 per year. Just for some perspective, that’s about the same as a year’s worth of diapers (purchased in bulk, we’ll get to that later). We do have Netflix, which we pay $8 a month for. Before anyone asks, no we actually do not miss TV. I certainly don’t miss trashy commercials playing in our house, and I know that we spend more time together as a family without TV. • Homemade. Whatever you can make at home, go for it! Another no-brainer, right? Well, how about baby food? We make

about 60% of our baby food at home, buying whatever we can’t make fresh (baby prunes and infant cereal fall into this category). A typical jar of baby food costs about 50-60 cents. Six month old babies can eat anywhere from three to eight full jars of baby food per day, which would cost between $1.50 to possibly $5 per day. Keep in mind, these price averages are on the cheaper end, it could cost far more. I purchase fresh or frozen fruits and veggies and then puree them at home. A bag of frozen veggies is about $1, and makes between four and six generous servings. Cost? 17 cents per serving. I also know exactly what is in the baby food that my son is eating by doing this. • If possible, breast feed. As most parents know, this is the healthiest route for both mom and baby, with endless benefits to both. Another way that staying at home pays off, as it would be far more difficult to work nursing into a work schedule, not to say that it isn’t possible. Kudos to any working mommy who can pull this off! Formula can cost as much as $1,800 per year, and breastfeeding from home is free. This is an obvious saving opportunity.

• Buy in Bulk. There is a bit of a warning with this one, not every ‘bulk’ purchase is actually cheaper. You may have to shop around, and get to know the average prices for the things that you use. Things that are advertised as a bulk value may actually be more expensive at times, so never assume that by buying more you are getting a better price. I purchase our diapers in bulk, and constantly monitor my email for coupons and diaper sales. My favorite place to buy diapers is from diapers.com, and they offer free two-day shipping when you meet the minimum order amount of $49. This might not seem like a big deal, but imagine fitting one fidgety toddler, one car seat and a bulk case of diapers in a grocery cart. It’s a big deal. • Take care of your stuff! The better care you take of your belongings, the longer they will last. If you plan on having more than one child, make every item last as long as possible. Do not, however, use items that don’t meet safety requirements. Many people trying to save money by using old items, such as car seats, that would fail in a car seat inspection. I am all for saving mon-

ey by getting the most use out of something, but don’t put your child’s safety second to saving money. On the subject of taking care of your stuff in order for it to last longer, use whatever you need to in order to keep things clean. I jumped on the homemade laundry detergent bandwagon a while ago, but found that it simply did not clean our clothes the same. It very well could have been the recipes we used to make the laundry detergent, so use whatever you find works best in your situation. However, for all of the little boy (and big boy) stains in our house, I have found that ‘splurging’ on the more expensive detergent is well worth the savings of being able to reuse all of Joshua’s clothing on his younger brother. I sincerely hope that all of these ideas can be of help to you in your homemaking endeavors, and an inspiration to those out there who desire to be SAHMs (stay-at-home moms) in the future. Stay tuned for more money saving tips, and please write to us at katy.wise@star-mediagroup.com with any frugal ideas you would like to share! Thanks for reading and Happy Homemaking!


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Fredonia Telecommunications Museum Holds Re-Opening

CHAUTAUQUA STAR FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014

Bundle Up For The Holidays

Contributed Article DFT Communications

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As part of an ongoing commitment of giving back to the community, the employees of DFT Communications, members of their families and several customers and neighboring residents recently joined efforts to help out a neighbor in need. Through their generosity, the annual DFT Communications “Bundle Up for Members of the community, village officials and Telecommunications Museum the Holidays” tree was another great success. board members were on hand recently for the Grand Re-opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony of the Museum’s new location at 44 Temple Street in The tree was located Fredonia. Pictured left to right are: Guy Ditonto, Director of Member Services in The Netsync Store for the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce; Ray Lewandowski, board at 38 Temple Street in member; Doreen Gould, board secretary; Nancy Miller, board member; Dan downtown Fredonia Siracuse, board co-president; Wendy Barlette, board treasurer; Mayor Steve during the month of Keefe (Santa); and Nick Green, board co-president. (Submitted Photo) December and saw several donations of hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, blankets and jackets donated for distribution to those in need in the blahs in Westfield and Contributed Article the talk of two towns area by the Holiday in early February Jamestown with staged Caregivers Coalition Ann Weidman when “The Dining play reading dinner this holiday season. Room” – written by theatres. The box of warm items A most captivating A.R. Gurney – will was delivered to the dinner theatre will be Continued on page 7 wipe away the winter Telecommunications Museum of Fredonia

Dinner Theatres To Perform Gurney Play In February

Jon Shain, Customer Service Representative/ Technology Specialist at The Netsync Store in Fredonia is shown with several of the items that were recently donated to help keep those in need warm this holiday season. (Submitted Photo)

Chautauqua County Rural Ministry offices just before Christmas. “All of us at DFT are very proud of our commitment to this annual community service project. Our employees and many customers and neighbors have donated items to keep those in need warm during the cold weather months for many years now and it warms our hearts to know that we can at least reach out and help some of their

needs through this annual project. We hope to remain committed to this project for many years to come,” said Dan Siracuse, Marketing & Public Relations manager for DFT Communications. We wish to extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated and also for their continued generosity in helping to keep those in need warm during the winter season.

Senator Young To Hold Rally To Save Lake Shore Hospital Urging The Community To Attend In Force Contributed Article Senator Young said

that Assemblymen Andrew Goodell and Joseph Giglio are co-hosting the event. Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-57th Sen- Senator Mark Grisanti, ate District) announced Assemblyman David today that she is organiz- DiPietro, Congressing a rally to save Lake man Tom Reed, ChauShore Hospital at Silver tauqua County ExecuCreek High School on tive Vince Horrigan, Saturday, January 11 at and County Legislator 12:30 p.m. George Borrello also will take part. The The public is strongly urged to come to show Seneca Nation of their support, she said. Indians, whose CatOffice of Senator Catharine Young

taraugus Territory is adjacent to Lake Shore Hospital, will have a large presence. Medical personnel, emergency first responders, employees, labor and the community at large are expected to be out in force. Turnout is key in having maximum impact to save the hospital, Senator Young said. “We are urgently asking the community to

join us to raise their voices in support. Our goal is to have a huge turnout so that Albany and all of Western New York takes notice. Rural health care is in terrible crisis, and the closure of Lake Shore is a real life example of why we need to take action. Lives are at stake with the loss of the emergency room and other vital health services. Patients will

have to travel great distances on rural roads in all kinds of weather with tragic consequences,” Senator Young said. “We are unified in our strong message that we need continued access to quality health care in our region. When you couple the loss of health care with the loss of jobs, it is devastating,” she said. Senator Young said the

recent success of rallies to repower the NRG plant in Dunkirk show that citizens can make a difference. “We stood together to fight for our future, and we won. The united force of the people coming together is what made the repowering happen. We are hoping for a similar result for Lake Shore Hospital,” she said. Continued on page 23


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Contributed Article Audubon Center and Sanctuary

This has been the winter of Snowy Owls, as these magnificent arctic birds have flown south in large numbers. On Saturday, January 11, at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary you can learn how and why they have moved down here for the winter, then take a short field trip to an- see a Snowy Owl. ope From 2-4 p.m., the ed class will explore what many is known about the und usual sightings of Snowy ketOwls this year. You ons can discover what their native tundra habitat is like and how that affects a where and when the birds appear in our area. one The informational pornd tion will be indoors at nued Audubon, followed by ng an outdoor excursion ed which will use Auduinbon’s van combined with carpooling to see the owl. Bring binoculars or spotting scopes if you have them; if not, Audubon will have some available to use. llies Audubon Senior G Naturalist Jeff Tome is how the instructor for this ake

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Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Eason Hall, 26 Elm Street in Westfield, and Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Cappa Theater, which is located in the Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St. in Jamestown, a cast of six will take the audience through the lives of several families and their everyday life in this most significant room. Hosts for this most unusual but typical wellto-do family household narrative are Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Chautauqua County Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters. unusual opportunity. funding from the Car- Starring Westfield nanahan Jackson Founda- tive Tim Newell, this Class size is limited to staged reading presention, the Jessie Smith 20 people. The fee is tation will be perDarrah Fund, the $16 or $12 for Friends Holmberg Foundation, formed by The Chauof the Nature Center tauqua County Gurney and children ages 3-12. the Hultquist FoundaPlayers, seasoned tion and the Johnson actors directed by Bob Reservations with pay- Foundation. McClure. “Playwright ment are required by The Audubon Center (A.R.) ‘Pete’ Gurney is Wednesday, January & Sanctuary is at 1600 one of the most prolific 8. Call (716) 569-2345 Riverside Road, oneand produced playwith credit card to quarter mile east of wrights in America,” reserve or use the onRoute 62 between Jame- according to McClure. line form by clicking stown, New York, and “His work focuses through the Program primarily on the issues Listing at http://jame- Warren, Pennsylvania. and realities of middlestownaudubon.org. To learn more about class American life and Audubon and its many Audubon education has been produced in programs, call (716) programs are made international theatre 569-2345 or visit www. possible in part through jamestownaudubon.org. stages for more than

son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home.” Sponsors for the Westfield production are A.R. Gurney The Holt Family, The Mascaro Family and 40 years.” Lorna B. Penny. The setting for the activity is a dining room Each evening begins with appetizers and where the family assembles daily for break- dinner accompanied with wine. Then the fast and dinner and play begins with desert for any and all special occasions. “The action served at intermission. All this for only $30 is a mosaic of interper person will be most related scenes – some enjoyable, plus, the Frifunny, some touching, day evening proceeds some rueful – which, will go to the WMH taken together, create Foundation to support an in-depth portrait the renovation of the of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class hospital’s Emergency Department, and the WASP,” explains McSaturday presentation Clure. dedicated to support“The actors change ing the scholarships roles, personalities and for young artists, ages with virtuoso skill which are given by the as they portray a wide Chautauqua Chapter of variety of characters, the National Society of from little boys to stern Arts and Letters. grandfathers, and from giggling teenage Tickets are now on sale. For Westfield’s girls to Irish houseFriday evening show, maids. Each vignette call 716-753-2338; for introduces a new set Jamestown’s Saturday of people and events; evening, 716-763-0578. a father lectures his

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dog show Coming to erie Kennel Club

Contributed Article Erie Kennel Club

The Erie Kennel Club will host an AKC AllBreed Conformation/ Obedience Dog Show on Saturday and Sunday Jan. 25 and 26 at the Bayfront Convention Center. The show will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with an admission price of $6 per person. The free shuttle will be running for this event. The show attracts close to 1,000 dogs in a wide variety of breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. Obedience will also

Jeanne Stiner, local breeder/owner/handler of Busystar Siberians, poses with one of her Grand Champions, BANNER, "BISS GCH Bronze CH/Can CH Busystar's Enduring Promise, AOM" after a siberian specialty win in New York. (Submitted Photo)

be a featured event with a wide selection of dogs performing beginner exercises

through advanced work. Visit our special attractions like “meet

the breeds,“ which encourages visitors to ask questions and get to know a little about purebred dogs. This is particularly valuable if you are considering purchasing a dog. Meet Denise Thomas of Countryside Agility who will be sharing information on canine companion events for you and your dog. Participate in “Dog Show Tours” for an inside look at the road to Best in Show. Visit over 30 vendors with items for your dog, you and friends. For an Internet link to the judging schedule go to eriekennelclub. com after Jan. 22.

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opera House Cinema series to screen “Last vegas” Contributed Article proposes to his thirty-

something (of course) 1891 Fredonia Opera House girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema their age and relive their glory days. Upon Series will present the arriving, however, the buddy-fi lm comedy, “Last Vegas,” starring four quickly realize Robert De Niro, Mor- that the decades have gan Freeman, Michael transformed Sin City and tested their friendDouglas, Kevin Kline ship in ways they never and Mary Steenburimagined. The Rat gen, on Sat., Jan. 11, Pack may have once and Tues., Jan. 14, at played the Sands; and 7:30 p.m. Starring screen legends Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip; but like you’ve never seen it’s these four who are them before, “Last taking over Vegas. Vegas” tells the story of Billy, Paddy, Archie Todd McCarthy, in the Hollywood Reporter, and Sam (Academy Award-winners Doug- calls the fi lm “a royal flush of actors deliverlas, De Niro, Freeing a winning hand for man and Kline), best friends since childhood. this likable comedy.” When Billy, the group’s Michael Phillips, in the sworn bachelor, finally Chicago Tribune, calls

it “a genial ‘Hangover’ for the AARP set.” Richard Roeper, in the Chicago Sun-Times, says “one can’t help but smile throughout watching five Academy Award-winning actors breezing their way through a lovely and funny adventure.” Mick LaSalle, in the San Francisco Chronicle, says “the comedy remains a presence throughout, but ‘Last Vegas’ has a serious purpose; and the resolution of the men’s journey of realization is anything but corny.” Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and language, “Last Vegas” runs 105 minutes. The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Sav-

ings Bank. Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening. A book of ten movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891. The Series continues with “About Time,” on Jan. 18 & 21; and “The Book Thief” on Jan. 25 & 28. The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported notfor-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www. fredopera.org.


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Jamestown Winter Farmer’s Market 10a.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center www.jamestownupclose.com 716-664-2477 tiffani@jamestownrenaissance.org

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

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10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Audubon Nature Center www.jamestownaudubon.org 716-569-2345

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11:30 a.m. Sandy’s White Horse Inn 716-595-3525 Sandyswhitehorseinn@gmail.com

Elm Flats Tour

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Elm Flats Preserve on Lawson Rd. in Mayville

Chautauqua Concert Band

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reg Lenna Center for the Arts are reglenna.com/events/chautauqua-band-concert or 716-484-7070

0 HouseJanuary 12 Polar Bear Swim for Charity of 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. book Firehouse on the Lake is 717-934-3773 pforge@verison.net

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Frozen in 3D (PG) 1:05 p.m., 6:40 p.m.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (PG-13) 4:25 p.m.

American Hustle (R) 5:00 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R) 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Grudge Match (PG-13) 9:30 p.m.

Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 3:45 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 3:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

The Wolf on Wall Street (R) 1:00 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m.

Dipson Lakewood Cinema 8 171-3 fairmount Avenue Lakewood, Ny 14750 (716) 763-3531

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

Dipson Chautauqua Mall i & ii 500 Chautauqua Mall Lakewood, Ny 14750 (716) 763-1888 Frozen (PG) 6:40 p.m. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) 6:40 p.m., 9:15p.m.

Lone Survivor (R) 1:30 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:40 p.m. Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Dipson Warren Mall Cinemas 1666 Market Street Extension Warren, PA 16365 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 6:50 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Frozen (PG) 6:40 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

The Legend of Hercules (NR) 3:55 p.m., 6:55 p.m. The Legend of Hercules (NR) 1:20 p.m., 9:35 p.m. Frozen (PG) 4:05 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. The Wolf on Wall Street (R) 4:25 p.m., 8:00 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (PG-13) 6:20 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) 9:35 p.m. Frozen (PG) 4:00 p.m., 6:25 p.m. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 8:50 p.m.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (PG-13) 7:45 p.m.

Anchorman 2: the Legend Continues (PG-13) 4:25 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

Dunkirk Movieplex 8 10520 Bennett Road Dunkirk, Ny 14048

Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 4:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

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SAfE WALkiNg iN SNOW AND iCE AND iN DAyS fOLLOWiNg A SigNifiCANT SNOWfALL WHEN MELTiNg AND REfREEZiNg OCCuR Contributed Article that could continue for SIMA

Falls account for more than 1M injuries in the U.S. annually. The most common type of walking accident is the slip and fall. For example the type of fall that happens when you fall walking on a sidewalk, parking lot or street not clear of snow or ice. "The most dangerous part of a snow storm may be the day or days following the snow when sunny skies and higher temperatures during the day melt the snow, and lower temperatures at night refreeze the melted snow, creating a cycle

days, creating a hazardous condition for walking and driving," said Martin B. Tirado, CAE, Executive Director of the Milwaukeebased Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA). SIMA, the North American nonprofit organization representing the snow removal industry, has these tips on safe winter walking. • TIP #1: Wear proper footwear. Proper footwear should place the entire foot on the surface of the ground and have visible treads. Avoid a smooth sole and opt for a heavy treaded shoe with a flat bottom.

• TIP #2: Be careful when you shift your weight. When stepping off a curb or getting into a car, be careful since shifting your weight may cause an imbalance and result in a fall. The same theory applies if you are carrying something such as grocery bags or a child--the imbalance can cause you to slip and fall. • TIP #3: Plan ahead. While walking on snow or ice on sidewalks or in parking lots, be aware of your surroundings. Instead of just looking down, pause and look up occasionally to see where your feet will move next

to anticipate ice or an uneven surface. Occasionally scan from left to right to ensure you are not in the way of vehicles or other hazards. • TIP #4: Conditions nice for ice. Watch for areas where melting and refreezing may persist for weeks. These areas may include parking lot drainage areas, roof gutters, piles of snow where melting and refreezing can continue for weeks. Also posing threats are areas where snow melts from overhangs and then refreezes, where melted water may pool between parking spaces or buildings, or walkways with trees dripping water on

sidewalks. • TIP #5: Anticipate black ice. Watch for thin sheets of ice that may appear as wet pavement (black ice). Often ice will appear in the morning, in shady spots or where the sun shines during the day and melted snow refreezes at night. • TIP #6: Walk even slower on stairs. When walking up or down outdoor steps or stairways, be sure to grip handrails firmly and plant your feet securely on each step. • TIP #7: Avoid taking shortcuts. Shortcuts are a good idea if you are in a hurry, but may

be a bad idea if there is snow and ice on the ground. A shortcut path may be treacherous because it is likely to be located where snow and ice removal is not possible. • TIP #8: Enter a building carefully. When you get to your destination such as school, work, shopping center, etc., be sure to look at the floor as you enter the building. The floor may be wet with melted snow and ice. Following these tips will help ensure that you survive the snow and ice season safely. For more snow and ice removal tips, visit SIMA.

scouts Can earn Badge at audubon snowflake Festival Contributed Article a horse-drawn sleigh

ride, hiking with a naturalist, and more. Scout Leaders are The Audubon Center encouraged to sign up & Sanctuary’s annual their groups to atSnowflake Festival is tend the Snowflake always a highlight of the Festival. When they winter season, and it will arrive, Scouts will be of special significance receive a checklist of to Scouts this year. “requirements” to complete throughout Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of any age group the day. When they can earn a Winter Fun complete at least four of them, they will be earnpatch if they complete certain activities while ing a Winter Fun Patch. at the Festival. Bob and Kathy Frucella are donating the These activities will patches in memory of be the same that are their daughter Stephaavailable to all festival nie. The Frucellas are visitors: attending a program about birds of making this commitprey, watching the dog ment to encourage more kids to get outside, to get sled demonstrations, making a craft, taking involved with Audubon, Audubon Center and Sanctuary

and to learn about their community. Admission to the

Snowflake Festival is $6 Adults, $2 Children 3-12, Free Children 2 & under. Some of

the activities, such as building a nest box or bird feeder, will have an additional cost, but everyone should be able to complete enough free ones to earn the patch. Scouts will also enjoy the great selection of edibles available from chili and hot dogs to kettle corn and cotton candy. For more information or to sign up your group, you can call Audubon at (716) 569-2345, go on-line to www.jamestownaudubon.org and click through Snowflake Festival under Events on the right, or go directly to http://snowflakefestival. Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of any age group can wordpress.com/scouts/ earn this patch while having a blast with their Scouting friends at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Snowflake Festival Snowflake Festival. This year’s annual winter celebration will be presented on Saturday, February 1. sponsors to date are

United Refi ning Company, James M. Smith, Courier Capital Corp., and Gary’s CARSTAR, and Kniti Griti Works. The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. Winter hours for the Nature Center and Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. The trails and Bald Eagle viewing are open dawn to dusk daily. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.


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Bush school Fourth graders Create gingerbread City

Contributed Article JHS

Bush Elementary School fourth grade students in Tari Geisler’s class recently learned more about: government at the city level, mathematics, map-making and art, by designing and constructing an entire gingerbread city. The project helped accelerate students’ math skills by providing a hands-on activity to emphasize math principles learned in class. It also gave students an opportunity to understand simple democratic principles such as veto, majority and elective procedure. Students held regular “town” meetings run by co-mayors, Ben Anderson and Madison Arthurs, who were elected by class majority. Two student secretaries, Hannah Grey and Jillian Rea, recorded and documented the results of the meetings and wrote notes to parents for permission to remain after school to help build the gingerbread city.

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JHs Holds presents For pets Collection For Chautauqua County Humane society

Fourth graders at Bush School show off their Gingerbeard City. (Submitted Photo)

City accountant Cayden Frasier and architect Annika Spitzer reviewed building plans for accuracy in construction and the amount of materials needed for each building. Students proposed their individual building plans, including a 3-D model, and the amount of square graham crackers needed for construction. The class voted ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on individual building plans. The gingerbread city also had a public relations department, Mia Brown and Cayden

Frasier, who helped promote the project and co-chiefs of police, Marissa Fiorella and Dylan Nilson, who were responsible for hiring police officers to help keep the gingerbread city safe from fellow students who might be hungry. Students used mathematic applications such as area and perimeter. They constructed models using cubes, cylinders and rectangular and triangular prisms. Students also estimated the total number of graham crackers and the cost for building the

whole town prior to purchasing their supplies. Subtraction and addition were applied when windows were cut out and porches added. Students created maps to learn about direction and location and demonstrated their creativity using a variety of edible treats to decorate their city. “I like this project because it allows individuals to become leaders and for students to work cooperatively together,” said Mrs. Geisler. “It is a reallife community done within a classroom.”

JHS students Anthony Russo and Jacob Kindberg show all of the items collected during JHS' Presents for Pets. (Submitted Photo)

Contributed Article JHS senior Jacob

Kindberg coordinated this year’s drive and was assisted by junior Jamestown High Anthony Russo, which School recently held ended on December its 5th Annual Presents for Pets collection 19th with the class contributing the most drive in support of the daily needs of the items receiving $100 to add to their Penny Chautauqua County Wars fundraising Humane Society (CCHS). CCHS’ wish total. list contains items The items donated resuch as: used towels, duce the supply costs pet toys and feeding for the Humane Socidishes that any stuety giving them more dent would have in working capital for the their home and does care of the animals. not require a fi nanFor more information cial component. JHS on the CCHS’ Wish graduate Casey Love List, visit their website started Presents for at http://www.spcaPets in 2008 to give all pets.com/waystogive/ students an opportuni- wishlist/. ty to give back during the holiday season. JHS

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CREATiNg LOCAL gROWTH AND LONg-STANDiNg COMMiTMENT Katherine Coleman Contributing Writer

After closing shop for twenty-five years, Beichner Waste Services, Inc. re-opened their doors in March with a fresh, local approach to providing Chautauqua County and surrounding areas with waste disposal and recycling needs. Originally founded by Theodore “Bud” Beichner in 1963, Beichner provided Western New York with different waste removal services for 20 years. The company was sold in 1989 due to increasing corporate growth that led to a struggle for local companies to thrive. “Large corporations throughout the county started buying up a lot of the small companies. It became really difficult to compete. Today the playing field is much more level because of technology. There’s not that strong of an advantage from larger companies now,” said co-owner Cliff Wilkin. Now under ownership by John Beichner, Sean Dixon and Wilkin, these three have stepped away from the corporate world to instill that knowledge and experience into what is now a customer-centered and locally owned company. “In Jamestown and Chautauqua County there’s a lot of sentiment for locally owned

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CALL CLIFF OR JOHN TODAY TO BEGIN SERVICE (716) 962-1020 | Cliff: (716) 708-2493 | John: (716) 640-5833 Cliff@beichnerwaste.com | John@beichnerwaste.com From left: John Beichner, owner; Lisa Vanstrom, incoming Chautauqua County legislator, D-15; Cliff Wilkin, owner; and John Runkle, Chautauqua County legislator, D-6. Submitted Photo.

businesses. Larger companies just don’t have the local, smalltown feel, where there are a lot of advantages,” said Wilkin. Beichner’s mission is to provide excellent waste, recycling and trucking services to commercial businesses and residents in Jamestown and other Chautauqua County locations. Creating custom schedules to best fit customer needs, Beichner Waste Services offers a two to eight yard range of front load dumpsters for business waste stream, household remodeling and cleanup. Beginning the day’s work around 3 a.m., Wilkin said they are usually done before lunchtime. This conveniences their customers with an efficient and subtle service, while at the same time offering affordable prices. Wilkin said, “We understand how important it is that customers are taken care of and we don’t get many complaints. They know we’re there.”

Among their biggest customers is the Southern Tier Brewing Co. Plant Manager Brian Evens said, “Our experience with Beichner has been great. Their service is absolutely outstanding, their pickups are always on time and their costs are the best we’ve found. Beichner and Wilkin are simply the best in business and have been great partners for helping us grow our brewery.” The growth of the community is the heart of Beichner’s mission, and they are accomplishing this in strides. They take all waste to the Chautauqua County land-fi ll, which helps keep money in local circulation. In November they took over the waste and recycling needs of three school districts: Cassadaga, Falconer and BOCES in Ashville. Other clients are St. Bonaventure University, North Harmony Transfer Station and the Jamestown Housing Authority. Continued on page 15

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world war ii veteran appointed to French Legion of Honors ARMy PfC. BASiL J. SPiTALE HONORED fOR SERViCE iN LiBERATiNg fRANCE Contributed Article or military conduct, as Office of Senator Catharine Young

For his outstanding record of military service during World War II and his contributions to the liberation of France in 1944-45, United States Army veteran Basil J. Spitale has received the honor of appointment to France’s National Order of the Legion of Honor. During a special New Year’s Day ceremony this afternoon at the Jamestown office of Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean), Senator Young presented Private First Class Spitale with the official medal conferred upon honorees inducted into the Legion of Honor. The National Order of the Legion of Honor is the highest decoration in France. Appointment to the Order is awarded by the President of France for excellent civil

confirmed after official investigation by the French government. Not limited to French citizens alone, appointment may also be conferred upon American World War II veterans who fought in the liberation of France from the occupying forces of Nazi Germany. The process of examining which medals and awards Private Spitale should have received but never did began when Senator Young personally visited the home of Private Spitale and his wife Ann with their son George. Private Spitale shared his World War II experiences with Senator Young and a discussion began on whether or not he had received all of his honors. It was learned that he was accepted for appointment as Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. Although the

said Senator Young. Born in Jamestown on March 30, 1924, U.S. Army Pfc. Basil J. Spitale’s military service began when he was drafted into the Army on January 23, 1943. Seven days later he was reporting for active duty at Fort Niagara in preparation Senator Young, Basil Spitale, George Spitale. to join the fight in Eu(Submitted Photo) rope as a medic. French government joined the Army and processed Private answered his country’s Private Spitale arrived in Europe on OctoSpitale’s record, which call to serve at a time is recognized today, when we were engaged ber 20, 1943 and was assigned to the 58th further anticipated in a monumental General Hospital. decorations that would struggle for freedom be granted by the and peace in the world. With Allied forces United States, includHis participation in one stretched thin in repelling the German ing a Bronze Star of the 20th century’s Medal, have not yet defi ning military cam- counter-offensive at the Battle of the Bulge, the been finalized. paigns and victory in 58th General Hospital World War II deserves “I want to personally was deactivated and our greatest respect. thank Senator Young Spitale sent to a replaceThis prestigious award for pursuing this,” said ment depot. He was reconfi rms that his conPrivate Spitale on his assigned as an infantrytributions to defeating appointment to the Leman in the 7th Infantry fascism and bringing of gion of Honor and reRegiment of the 3rd freedom to millions has ception of other awards Infantry Division. earned him gratitude from the U.S. military not only in America, The 3rd Infantry Divithat Senator Young is but also in France and sion would go on to seeking on his behalf. throughout Europe,” endure the highest casu“Pfc. Basil Spitale

alty rate of any American Division in World War II. By war’s end, the 3rd had suffered 5,558 killed and 18,766 wounded. Famed war hero Audie Murphy, who was a member, exemplified its exploits. When Private Spitale joined the division’s 7th Infantry Regiment, the unit was fighting through the Vosges Mountains in France near the German border. By November 26, 1944, they had battled their way to the Rhine River at Strasbourg, France. After maintaining defensive positions, on January 23, 1945, the 7th Infantry helped clear the Colmar Pocket in Alsace, France, of German occupiers. With Private Spitale, the regiment then struck the German defensive “Siegfried Line” south of Zweibrucken, Germany, on March 15. Continued on page 23

BuSiNESS SPOTLigHT, CONTiNuED fROM PAgE 14 After hiring Beichner, the Jamestown Housing Authority went from being serviced six times a week to five by converting to a slightly different container. Wilkin said, “This saves them money and saves us money, too. It’s kind of a win-win there.” Providing the “clean, safe and friendly service” as stated by Beichner’s motto, they have experienced immense success in their first year back. Starting from the ground up, they now

have over 200 commercial accounts and in Sept. opened up a second office in Olean. Being able to branch out within the first year is a good sign of growth

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Keeping the Faith

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world, but not of the world” and that God’s plans are not dictated or altered by worldly circumstances, no matter how bad they appear! The Bible contains so many wonderful truths on this topic that it will take a few weeks to cover it adequately but let me begin by assuring you that God has a wonderful plan and desires you to live it out! Each one of us has a unique and God-designed plan and purpose. Just as no two people are the same… no two God-given plans are the same. The Bible tells us that God had each of our paths planned out before the creation of the world (Ephesians 3:11) and promises in Jeremiah 29:11 that these plans are always good ones; for you as well as

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Dear Pastor, I just feel like I had no direction in 2013 and now I face another year. Help me make it matter! I’m sorry you feel last year wasn’t the best. Many people tell me that they couldn’t seem to fi nd their focus amidst all the political and social instability. But rest assured. The Bible tells us that we “are in the

for Him! This is comforting and exciting to me as it should be to you, too. It shows that everyone has a part, purpose, and destiny in the kingdom of God. When we grasp this and accept this as true in our life, it can change how we look at ourselves and our place in God’s Kingdom and the world. Life can become an exciting journey instead of trying to live a life of “ just getting through”! I’ve heard people say that “we are born already dying”. What a sad and defeatist attitude! According to God, we are so much more important than this! We’ve been created for a purpose and are important to God. Our loving Father God has a wonderful and exciting plan for our life. The Bible states in Ephesians 3:20 that this plan is “exceedingly, abundantly above all that we could ask or think.” Knowing that God’s hand is on our life should give us a great sense of being valuable and loved by our Creator. Being armed with this truth will enable us to go into our life and be victorious with whatever we are called to do! Next week: “So how do I fi nd out what God’s plan is for me?”

you should be asking yourself is “Have I found a church that preaches the uncompromised Word of God?” You’re not a consumer looking for the best deals when shopping for a church. You are looking for a place of integrity and purpose that won’t shy Rev. Tim Stahlman away from challenging Family Church Jamestown doctrine. If your heart fcjamestown.org is sincere about knowing God then He will direct you and you will If ever there was a know when you are in plague that has swept through people who be- the right place. lieve in Jesus, it would During a recent trip to be a plague of chronic California I visited a frivolous church abchurch. The pastor of sence. I say this out of the church was describlove for God’s people ing a story one of the and not out of an atchurch staff workers tempt to grow my con- had told. This church gregation: You will not staff worker was at make it through these the supermarket and days of trial coming bumped into a church upon the world without member who hadn’t a Bible based house of been seen in church for worship. several weeks. When the staff member asked Maybe you’ve been why the church memoffended by a church ber hadn’t been in or have some excuse church the person reof why you can’t be plied, “I’m mad at God there. I have heard so and I’m mad at the many people say, “It’s church.” I absolutely too difficult with the kids” or “That’s my day loved the staff person’s response. She simply I get things caught up looked at the AWOL around the house” or “That’s my day off” or church member and said, “How’s that worksome other thing like ing out for you?” I love that. If you have the that! We need to ask strength to be there ourselves that question. you should be there. So many people say, “I When you’re offended haven’t found a church at the church over some petty thing you need I like”. Well that’s not the issue. The question to ask yourself, “How’s

this working for me?” When you can spend hours in restaurants, movie theatres, and shopping malls and never go to church you need to ask yourself, “How’s this working for me?” Jesus isn’t at the shopping mall. He isn’t gathering at the movies. He is gathering with those that gather in His name. His blessings are where He is. In Matthew 18:20 Jesus says, “For where two or three are gathered together in my Name there am I in the midst of them.” Jesus Christ meets with those who gather around his Name and with His truth. People are out on the golf course or taking their kids to the latest soccer or cheerleading event when they should be in church. But when troubles rear their head and bring a trial of sickness to your family, what will you do? Will you lay the golf club on them and hope it heals them? Will the Sunday soccer tournament be there to teach you how to use your faith to see you out of troubles? 1 Timothy 3:15 says that the House of God is “The Pillar and Ground of the truth.” You need solutions, not more problems. The answers to your life are found in a solid Bible teaching church.

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e?” Contributed Article nd WCA Hospital s, d What if you could d you have complex major f, surgery with only a g few tiny incisions? at Marianne tells He us how robotic he surgery made her ering her life better. less- A healthy, vibrant 69 is. year-old wife, mother, and grandmother, Jesus Marianne Anderson, wo says she has four woned derful grandchildren me that keep her active midst and feeling young! rist ho After too many months of nagging back pain, abdominal pain, difs ut ficulty eating, and not or enough restful sleep at night, Marianne made an appointment to see her gastroenterologist, e Keith Kulju, M.D., who n ordered a number of head tests and recommended that Marianne schedule mily, a follow-up appointment Will to visit with board-cerb on tified surgeon, Dr. Mateals thew Chang, regarding nday possible removal of her be gallbladder. how “I promptly made an see appointment to see Dr. Chang,” says Mari? anne. “He reviewed s God my test results and conferred with Dr. h.” Kulju that removal of not my gallbladder would e resolve the symptoms are that I was experiencing. ble He discussed the different types of surgical options and believed that I would be an excellent candidate for roboticassisted surgery. Dr. Chang explained that m he and his colleagues

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were using state-of-theart robot technology— widely used in minimally invasive surgery in some of the most award-winning hospitals across the country that enables surgeons to operate through a few tiny incisions, resulting in a quicker recovery period after surgery and faster return to the normal activities in life. He said many patients even return home from the hospital the very same day. After considering all of the options, my husband and I decided that robotic surgery would be my best choice, and it was! The surgery was easy and uncomplicated. I was admitted to WCA Hospital early in the morning and had my procedure at 11:30 a.m. In fact, I was wide awake in the recovery room. After the nurses carefully watched over me after surgery, I was able to be discharged from WCA Hospital at 5 o’clock that day. I couldn’t believe it. I was actually up and about the very next day and even enjoyed a trip to the grocery store with my husband. I feel great today!” Marianne shared that she is glad she chose robotic surgery to have her gallbladder removed. Marianne said she would do it all over again if she had to. “I had a great experience and I would highly recommend WCA Hospital and robotic

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Library to Host smart eating, shopping Classes

Nutrition Educators Tanya Eggleston, left, and JoAnn Perez prepare for classes Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will offer at Prendergast Library beginning Feb. 24. Signups are being accepted now. (Submitted Photo)

Contributed Article Prendergast Library

Prendergast Library is accepting reservations to participate in free classes about eating smart and eating better for less. Classes will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays from Feb. 24 through March 31 in the library story room. According to Family & Consumer Science Issue Leader Patricia Hammond, “Eat Smart New York (ESNY) classes are fun, interactive, and support behavior changes that will lead people to adopt better nutritional and lifestyle practices.” During the six-week series, participants will learn how to stretch their food dollars, plan and prepare easy meals, and make healthy choices for themselves and their families. “This educational program will help people start eating better, feeling better and shopping better,” according to Nutrition Educator Tanya Eggleston. To register, call the library’s information desk at 484-7135 or stop in at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Marianne Anderson (Submitted Photo) surgery to anyone,” To determine if you are Information is also available from Ms. Eggleston says Marianne. “And a candidate for robotic or JoAnn Perez at 664-9502, Ext. 217. Accomof course, best of all, surgery or to request an modations for people with disabilities may also be everything I needed appointment with our requested at least one week before the series begins. was close to home.” highly skilled surgeons, contact the surgeons WCA Hospital is the ONLY Hospital in the listed, or visit www. wcahospital.org/robotSouthern Tier to pericsurgery. form robotic surgery.

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By Dodi Kingsfield

The top five New Year’s resolutions made this year were reported to be losing weight, getting organized, spending less money, enjoying life more and getting more healthy and fit.

Star Contributing Writer

Making the resolutions of selfimprovement on New Year’s Eve is a time honored religious based tradition of the western hemisphere. Not even half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions and less than ten percent of those actually keep their resolutions long term. Admit it, you have probably broken your resolutions already this year. So why do people make those impossible commitments to themselves and their loved ones on that one night a year? Is it the over-imbibing of alcohol, the enthusiastic spirit of the holidays or a true vow of continuous self-improvement? Do we truly intend to make life altering changes in ourselves or our lifestyles or does it just sound good because everyone else at the party is doing it? Instead of making promises you don’t intend to keep or have difficult following through on, consider going resolution free for a stress free start to 2014. The top five New Year’s resolutions made this year were reported to be losing weight, getting organized, spending less money, enjoying life more and getting more healthy and fit. Making positive changes to any one of these areas of your life can cause anyone undue stress, whether it’s a resolution or not. Ensuring that these changes become permanent can increase the stress as we often beat ourselves up when we fall or stray away from our resolutions. By going resolution free, we eliminate the added stress of broken resolutions and can focus more on building success in our lives based on

is part of the self-improvement cycle that allows us to succeed in our intentions and not break anything like a resolution. By starting out 2014 resolution free, we can begin our New Year stress free from New Year’s imposed changes that we are not physically or emotionally ready for. We can allow ourselves to make changes when Whether it's through exercise, dieting or a combination of both, losing weight we’re darn good and ready and not was the number one New Year's Eve resolution for 2014. (Submitted Photo) a day before then. Besides, while achieved goals and a plan. of a cold turkey event. Today, you the girlfriends are eating salads and There are two main reasons that New say goodbye to your bad habit or old rice cakes, you can enjoy that slice of self and tomorrow, a whole new you pizza after Zumba without the guilt Year’s resolutions don’t work. The is supposed to appear. Not on July and followed by a chocolate milkfirst is that it ties a self-improvement 1st after your youngest graduates shake chaser. or change to a specific date, January from high school or September 27 as 1. If a person isn’t ready on that date an anniversary gift to your husband. or circumstances lend themselves to It’s January 1, do or die. No other a delay in starting the plan, a person date is allowed because it’s a New already fails on the first day when Year’s resolution. tied to a New Year resolution. Timing a specific date to the success of a To go resolution free, we need to acpositive change creates a subconscious cept that the act of self-improvement, negative view toward the breaking of which a resolution is, is a process, not a resolution, setting us up for failure a one-time event. By setting goals and before we even start. objectives as part of a long term plan, we can measure successes, both large The second reason for New Year’s resolution failures is that New Year’s and small, and renegotiate our plan when we veer away from it. Knowing resolutions don’t allow for alternate that the act of wandering away from start dates. Resolutions don’t allow our goals and coming back to them for the process of change, it’s more

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Snowmobiling in New York's Snow Belt

Contributed Article Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

For a current report on snowmobile trail conditions, call 800-242-4569 (press 2, then 5) With 450 miles of groomed trails over rolling foothills, open meadows and majestic State forestlands, Chautauqua County is a snowmobiler’s paradise. Trails are generally open from the third week in December to late March or even April, and groomed by members from five local clubs. These dedicated sledders cooperate with hundreds of private landowners and utilize 16 full size groomers to maintain safe and smooth riding conditions on more than 250 miles of corridor and secondary trails and 200 miles of club trails throughout Chautauqua County. Along the trailheads, service stations, restaurants and accommodations provide convenient access to amenities. Read what Snow Goer Magazine has to say about snowmobiling in Chautauqua County. Area clubs rely on annual membership dues in order to properly maintain trail systems, and visitors to the area are welcome and encouraged to join. Contact one of the clubs listed below to purchase a county-wide trail map or to support efforts to improve snowmobiling conditions for your next snowmobiling trip. Membership in a New York based snowmobile club will save more than 50% off annual registration costs.

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• Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club, www.chautauquasnow.com, 716-753-2924 • Cherry Creek Sno-goers, www. cherrycreeksnogoers.com • Ellery Sno Cruisers, www. ellerysno-cruisers.com, 716-386-5416 • Lake Effect Trailbreakers, www. trailbreakers.com • Sunset Drifters, www.sunsetdrifters.net, 716-934-3033

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All New York State residents and non-residents must register their sleds in New York to ride in New York. You can register by mail or at any Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Office throughout the state, but the fastest way to get on the trails is to register through a local office. In Chautauqua County, the Mayville DMV office is located at 7 North Erie Street, Mayville, NY 14757. The phone number is 716753-4229. You can fax a completed form with required identification to 716-753-4521, or mail with a check to the Chautauqua County Clerk, Department of Motor Vehicles at the North Erie Street address. Visit www.dmv.ny.gov/recreation. htm#snowmobiles for registration information and forms. The DMV recommends that you join a New York State Snowmobile Association Member Club and obtain a registration voucher to qualify for a 55% discount off the cost of registration. Join one of the five local clubs and obtain a voucher by visiting their websites.

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Lake Effect Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club

P. O. Box 146, Falconer NY 14733 www.trailbreakers.com Our club grooms over 70 miles of trails in and around the towns of Gerry, Kennedy, Ellington, Conewango Valley, Kimball Stand and Sinclairville using a Class A, Tucker Sno-Cat 1000 & a Class A, Sno-Plane.

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lake shore hospital, continued from pg 6

“That’s why we are asking tain the community to bring your Cher- family, friends and neighbors. ds Spread the word. We need you ville there,” Senator Young said. Lake Shore Hospital, one of Chautauqua County’s largest employers, employed about 460 people when the intent to close 47121 was announced in mid-October by the parent organization Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York (LERHSNY), k which has an affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh and Medical System (UPMC). rs. Brooks Hospital in Dunkirk over and Tri-County Health in ral Gowanda also are under the LERHSNY umbrella. In late October, the LERHSNY board voted to file for 33 Chapter 11 bankruptcy and TLC Health Network, the operator of Lake Shore, made it official in mid-December. TLC Geralso has appointed John Galati ngo as Lake Shore interim CEO. irCat Senator Young said the bankruptcy could turn out to be a positive development because it Club could allow TLC to restructure NY the hospital. “The goal is to save as many critical hospital services as possible. The Chapter 11 filing gave us a little breathing room to find a qualified buyer who will have the best interests of the community at heart,” Senae ell as tor Young said. tion “The state has invested millions of dollars in the Lake Shore facility, including a recent $2.6 million emergency room renovation paid for by a HEAL grant. It is an essential health care provider, and we want it to continue operating,” she said. “If a qualified buyer steps up, we can save critical health care services and jobs, while protecting our investment on behalf of the taxpayers,” she said. Senator Young said that state elected officials, especially Assemblymen Goodell and Giglio,

have been in close contact with the state Department of Health (DOH) officials since the closure news broke. She and a DOH representative toured the facility in November so she could show him the emergency room upgrades. “Our government representatives on all levels have been outstanding in their response,” she said. “The new management at Lake Shore Hospital is doing everything it can to restructure operations in order to maintain a strong, fiscally viable, health care organization providing critical health care services to the residents on Silver Creek, Irving, Gowanda, Forestville, South Dayton, and the entire northeast quadrant of Chautauqua County. This rally sends an important message to the New York State Health Department, potential investors, and others that Lake Shore Hospital is a critical component of our health care system and has tremendous community support. I urge all concerned residents to attend the rally,” said Assemblyman Andy Goodell. “Residents of the tri-county region deserve access to quality healthcare. That is why it is so important for our communities to rally together to preserve Lake Shore Hospital, its critical emergency care facility and jobs that are vital to our economy. Let’s send a clear message that we’re serious about preserving our access to quality healthcare,” said Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I – Gowanda). “I'm working with everyone involved to try to keep Lake Shore Hospital open. It's a top priority for me,” said Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C – East Aurora). “The hospital plays a significant role in the overall health of the area and closure would have serious implications for

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“If a qualified buyer steps up, we can save critical health care services and jobs, while protecting our investment on behalf of the taxpayers,” said Senator Young. Chautauqua County and beyond. Working with local and state partners we aim to protect hospital jobs, access to care and ensure that Southern Tier families aren't faced with long travel times in order to receive emergency care. With a strong, unified message from the community, we have a real opportunity to make our voices heard to keep the hospital open and serving the community,” said Congressman Tom Reed. “With the health and safety of area residents at stake, Lake Shore Hospital is too important to be allowed to close. Access to emergency care and essential health services for thousands of people would suffer if we lost Lake Shore Hospital, which is why there is so much concern and so many people are joining us in speaking out,” said Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I – Buffalo). “Keeping essential health services available to our Northern Chautauqua County citizens is a top priority. I strongly encourage area residents to make their voices heard by attending the rally at Silver Creek High School to keep Lake Shore Hospital open,” said Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan. “I would like to see as many people in the community as possible turn out for this important rally. We need to send a strong message to Albany that this hospital must remain open,” said Chautauqua County Legislator George Borrello.

On March 26, 1945, the 7th Infantry crossed the Rhine River and advanced through the German defenses. The push continued to Nuremberg, where a fierce battle ensued from April 17-20 before Allied forces secured the city in block-by-block fighting. The push continued as the war drew to a close. The 7th Infantry captured Augsburg and Munich and Private Spitale was part of a contingent that captured Hitler’s outpost and mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden, near the German-Austrian border. Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945, marking the end of the war in Europe. Private Spitale was supposed to return to the United States because of his accumulation of points, however, he was instead assigned a clerk typist and sent to Austria as an instructor. He finally returned to the United States in January 1946 and was honorably discharged on January 28, 1946, at Fort Dix, New Jersey, having served three years in the Army. Over two years of that time was spent in Europe. For his service in the Central Europe and Northern France campaigns, Private Spitale has also earned a Combat Infantryman Badge. After the war, Private Spitale returned to his hometown of Jamestown, where he and his wife Ann, whom he had married shortly before being drafted, would raise their three sons. Having been married

on September 7, 1942, Private Spitale’s military service kept the newlywed couple separated for three years shortly after they were wed. “For the certain difficulties and challenges of this lengthy separation so soon after being married, Ann deserves our admiration and appreciation as well. This past September they celebrated their 71st anniversary,” said Senator Young. “It was quite an experience. I had just got married in September 1942 when I got drafted and went into the service in January,” said Private Spitale. Private Spitale and Ann’s sons George, Carl, and Peter all followed in their father’s footsteps and served in the Army during the Vietnam War era. “For the military service of the entire Spitale family, we owe an enormous debt of gratitude,” said Senator Young. “We should all be proud of Pfc. Basil Spitale and the service he gave in defense of freedom. In receiving this honor from the nation of France, he has shown himself to be an ideal representative of our country around the world and a true embodiment of the values and principles we hold so dear as Americans,” said Senator Young. George Spitale, who was present with his father for today’s ceremony, agreed. “It means a lot to him,” he added as he expressed the significance of the honor given to his father and how important it is that his service be recognized.


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Priester’s Accomplishments Will Land Coach In Chautauqua Sports Hall Of Fame He has officiated NCAA Division I, II, II track and field championship By Todd Peterson meets and also national and international meets, including two U.S. Tom Priester of West Ellicott will be Olympic trials. inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame at the organization’s He also officiated at the World Uni33rd Annual Induction Banquet, versity Games in 1993, the World Monday, February 17th, at the LakeVeterans Games in 1995 and the 2011 wood Rod and Gun Club. World Masters. Priester's name is synonymous with As expected, Preister's list of awards is success, both at Southwestern Cenlengthy and includes multiple awards tral School where he was a coaching for teaching, coaching and officiatfixture for more than four decades ing excellence. Two of the highlights and as a highly-revered track and were receiving the New York State field official. Track Officials Dick Ferzinger Award for distinguished service in coachBorn in 1939, his athletic career ing track and field in 2007. He was began around the age of 12 when given the Outstanding Service Award he played one year of Little League Tom Priester will be inducted into the for the Niagara Association of USA Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in baseball.  In North East (Pa.) High Track & Field in 2009. February. (Submitted Photo) School, sports activities were limited during the 1950s, but Priester spent In 2012, he was nominated for the His overall record was 410-255, not two years playing varsity basketball, counting invitational meets. He had Andy Bakjanian Award for Outstandwas on the varsity track team for two 28 different runners compete in the ing Service to USATF officials and years and was the manager of the won the Outstanding Official Award state championships a total of 47 football team for four years. times with a number of runners going by the National Officials committee back multiple times. He coached two- this past October. Priester then went to Slippery Rock University where he played soccer all time state champion, Brian Hull, in He was also the president of the 1973-1974. four years, graduating in 1962. Chautauqua County Athletic Association from 1991-1994 and was on the Priester also coached track and field His career at Southwestern began executive board from 1988-1994. from 1966-1974 where his team won later that year and for the next 45 the county championship in 1973 years until his retirement in 2007, Away from coaching, Priester played and were sectional champs in 1968 Priester amassed an impressive softball at all levels for more than 40 and 1973. resume. years in Jamestown and North East and still plays basketball in the BustiHe also coached tennis from 1963He made a huge mark as a crossLakewood Rec Over-30 League. He 1966 winning a pair of sectional country coach from 1965 to 2007. was also a classic league bowler durchampionships, coached boys volleyDuring that span, his boys’ teams ing the 1960s in the Trend Broadball during that same time span and were Division 1 champs in 2000, casting League. also guided the Southwestern bowling 2001 and 2005 with that team team from 1967-1969, winning the finishing sixth in the state. His girls’ Priester has also found time to county championship in 1967. teams were league champs from serve his community as a Board of 1985-1987 and again in 1989. He Directors member for the former Priester has also distinguished himalso won sectional championships Joint Neighborhood Project and the self as an outstanding high school in 1973 and 2005 and was a county track and field official from1975 to Southwestern Schools Education champion in 1996. the present day and has been a USA Foundation. Track & Field official since 1985. Continued on pg 25 Contributed Article

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Hyperbole Is The Worst Thing Ever

By Stefan Gestwicki Star Sports Editor

The Howard Simon Show on WGR was on in my truck on the way to work the other day. Simon and Jeremy White were discussing Florida State’s national championship win over Auburn in college football. That in itself isn’t interesting, but one of them pointed out that at halftime of that game, one of the color commentators called Auburn’s lead “unbelievable.” Then after FSU came back to win, he called the comeback “unbelievable.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t both things very believable? I mean, they happened. We saw them happen. How are they “unbelievable” exactly? Continued on pg 25


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ball Academy. Classes are available Jamestown Commufor players in grades nity College is hosting 1-12 and are lima four-week baseball ited to six players per camp starting Janucoach. Sessions are ary 12. offered in advanced JCC head coach Dick hitting, pitching, Adams will direct the catching, fielding and baserunning. program in conjuncU.S. Baseball Academy

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Priester has been married to his wife, Susan, for 48 years and they have two children, Proceeds from the Shannon and Dayne program benefit and have six grandchilamateur baseball in Jamestown. Space is dren and one greatlimited. Registration grandchild. is now under way. For Joining Priester as more information, inductees in the visit www.USBasebal- CSHOF’s Class of 2014 lAcademy.com, or are Vincent Calarco, call toll-free 866-622- Geza Farkus, Dan 4487. Lunetta, Cindy Miller,

Al Muck, Tom Prechtl, and Jack Wigley. Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend, Jackie Robinson is the guest speaker. The banquet will begin with a hospitality session at 5:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30. The official ticket distribution sites are Fredonia Food Mart on Temple Street in

Fredonia, Calarco’s Restaurant on Market Street in Westfield, plus Jamestown Cycle Shop on Harrison Street and the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame on Third Street, both in Jamestown. Tickets can also be ordered by phoning Chip Johnson at 716-485-6991. The price per ticket is $50. CSHOF members receive a $5 discount.

player we have today could possibly match up with Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Rogers Hornsby or others from past eras. Stats have increased and decreased through different eras, but the game essentially remains the same. There won’t ever be Does it matter who the greatest of all time is? another Babe Ruth LeBron James (left) and Michael Jordan (right) are or Walter Johnson, so both legends. Can’t we just enjoy greatness? (AP File Photos) we’ve stopped looking. back in the history of day, but in sports that’s Yet baseball is not the National Football simply not true. without fault. Usually League. That’s historic. In football it seems it’s on the defensive side where people get I guess the biggest we’re always trying to carried away. It seems problem I have is when dub Manning or Tom every year we are games and players Brady the GOAT. In treated to “the best are dubbed GOAT basketball people are (greatest of all time). always looking for com- catch of all time” when an outfielder robs a Comparing Peyton pare guys like Kobe home run. Pardon me, Manning to someone Bryant or LeBron but does everyone’s like Johnny Unitas isn’t James to Michael Joreven fair. Of course dan. In hockey, Wayne memories get erased of great defensive plays Manning is going Gretzky is without to have the better question the best player every offseason? It’s just silliness. numbers. The game ever, but still it seems has changed signifiwe’re always looking for I just wish people could cantly since the days the ‘next’ Great One. watch and enjoy sports of Johnny U. I know ev- It seems only baseball without needing to see eryone loves to believe truly embraces the something “unbelievthat nothing in the past past. If anything, base- able” on a play-by-play could possibly be better ball fans seem intent basis. I wish people than what we have to- on not believing any could enjoy watching

great players without needing them to be the GOAT. I don’t need every round of the NFL playoffs to be “the most exciting weekend in the history of the NFL.” I’m sure if I looked back at my past columns I would fi nd hyperbole littered throughout my writing. It’s an easy habit to fall into. That doesn’t mean I have to like it. I’ll try to be better about it in the future because hyperbole is literally the worst thing to ever happen in the history of the universe.

COMMENTARy, CONTiNuED fROM PAgE 24 Perhaps the announcer simply has a limited vocabulary. Perhaps he doesn’t know what “unbelievable” means. Someone should have pulled out the Inigo Montoya line from ‘Princess Bride’ when Vizzini keeps saying “inconceivable.” A quick retort of “I do not think it means what you think it means” would have been legendary. I digress, but that topic got me thinking. Hyperbole — a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis — is very much overused in the sports world. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh just called wide receiver Michael Crabtree the “greatest catcher of all time.” Really? Michael Crabtree? The guy that has dropped 5.9 percent of his passes since 2009, a number better than only five qualified players. Perhaps Harbaugh

simply forgot about Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Andre Reed and the 63 active players with a better catch percentage than Crabtree. Or perhaps Harbaugh was just falling into the pattern of overusing hyperbole. As a sports writer I can understand announcers and writers trying to come up with new, exciting ways to describe plays and players. Simply saying a player is great no longer stacks up. You have to say they’re the greatest of all time to get noticed. It’s reached the point where words like “unbelievable” and “greatest” have almost lost all meaning. There are acceptable times to use hyperbole. For instance, calling the Indianapolis Colts’ 28-point second-half comeback against the Kansas City Chiefs “historic” is absolutely fitting. It was the second biggest come-

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.

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Self-Proclaimed Expert Picks: Divisional Playoff Round

By Stefan Gestwicki Star Sports Editor

Alright, I’ll be the first to admit that I picked very poorly last week. In fairness, I’m not sure there were many people that picked San Diego to beat Cincinnati. But I think I can do better this week because it’s becoming increasingly obvious what the National Football League wants. Not that I would ever suggest that a multiple-billion dollar industry would interfere with fair competition to help set up the matchups that would bring in the most money. No. Never. The NFL is totally legit. Surely you remember how every single Super Bowl and nearly every playoff game in recent memory has come down to the last play. That’s all just coincidence. Seriously, I’m about to start watching the WWE. Those guys are great athletes in sports entertainment too. Except those matches are harder to predict. If there isn’t an NFC Championship game of Seattle vs. San Francisco and an AFC Championship game of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, err….New England vs. Denver, I’ll eat my hat.

Demaryius Thomas (88) and the Denver Broncos offense have done an awful lot of celebrating this season. That streak should continue against the San Diego Chargers. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

they went ahead and made me look dumb. A stingy defense and a solid running game travels well and New Orleans has showed a little bit of that this year. Obviously Brees and the aerial assault is the first thing that comes to mind, and it should be, but Ingram, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas have had some nice moments from the backfield. Jimmy Graham has been quiet the last few weeks and you’d think he’d be due for a huge game, especially with the Seahawks’ corners taking away the wide receivers. The Seahawks have to be getting sick of all of this San Francisco NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-5) at talk. Suddenly the 49ers are the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (13-3) team to beat in the NFC? Are we Everyone remembers how a huge just ignoring the fact that Seattle underdog Seattle team went into New Orleans a few years back and was easily the best team in the conference during the regular seahanded the Saints a whipping of son? The fact that the Seahawks epic proportions — led of course by Marshawn Lynch’s crazy Beast didn’t play last week makes us suddenly forget them? I’m confused. Mode run. How incredible would Russell Wilson doesn’t take slights it be if the huge underdog Saints were able to do the same thing this lightly and you can bet that deyear? Maybe a Mark Ingram com- fense will be fired up to shut down the Saints. What I would worry ing out party this time? about from a Seahawks point of The Saints weren’t supposed to view is looking ahead to a potenget past the Eagles, but here they tial San Fran matchup. Yes, these are. Drew Brees and Co. played guys are professionals and will say just well enough on the road to slip all the right things, but they’re past Philly and now they’ll head to also human and that rivalry with the great Pacific Northwest, where the 49ers won’t just go away. I Super Bowl dreams go to die. Last find it hard to root for a team that week I talked about how terrible has had dozens of suspensions for the Saints have been on the road PEDs over the last few years, but over the past few years, but then

What will New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick have up his hoodie sleeve for his team’s AFC Divisional Round matchup with the Indianapolis Colts? (AP Photo Julio Cortez)

just because I’m not rooting for them doesn’t mean they won’t roll. PICK VS. SPREAD: Saints (+8). STRAIGHT PICK: Seahawks.

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cornerbacks so a safety might have to be employed to double cover him. That should open things up for Luck’s good buddy — tight end Coby Fleener. Also look for Donald Brown to have another big day. It seems like he’s scored at least a pair of touchdowns every game for the past month. The Patriots know this scenario all too well. Brady has really started clicking with wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. He’ll need to continue that to keep up with the Colts’ offense. LeGarrette Blount had a game for the ages against the Bills in Week 17, but don’t expect coach Bill Belichick to ride the hot hand. That’s just not his style. He’ll go with whomever he feels is best for the job. It might be Blount. It might be Stevan Ridley. It might even be Shane Vereen or Brandon Bolden. You just never know. The biggest concern for the Pats should be on defense. Linebacker Brandon Spikes has been placed on seasonending IR and joins fellow stud players like linebacker Jarod Mayo and tackle Vince Wilfork. That’s an awful lot of defensive talent to lose and still expect to compete. There’s great arguments to be made for either team winning this game. It should be a fun one. PICK VS. SPREAD: Colts (+8). STRAIGHT PICK: Patriots.

This is probably the game I’m most excited about of all the games this weekend. Maybe because it’s the only one that isn’t already decided by the NFL. A Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady game seems logical, but tell me you wouldn’t want to see a rematch of Peyton vs. his old team, the Colts. The spread in this one is huge, too. How is New England giving eight points? Did no one watch the Colts offense roll last week? The Colts put up some huge points at home last week to come back and beat the Chiefs, but playing at home is a whole lot different than playing in Foxborough. Of course, playing the Patriots’ defense (missing too many players to list here) isn’t as imposing as trying to play catch-up against the Chiefs. I expect nothing but a great performance from Andrew Luck. That guy is just so calm and collected, both in the pocket and on the sidelines. I’ve never seen him yell at a coach or another player. Even when he threw an interception already down three scores against the Chiefs he just kind of shook it off and led an amazing comeback. T.Y. Hilton might just be too fast for any of the Patriots’ Continued on pg 27


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no. 1 Florida state Beats no. 2 auburn For national Championship

Kelvin Benjamin with title games but hadn't 13 seconds left and No. been back since. AP College Football Writer 1 Florida State beat No. Florida State was voted 2 Auburn 34-31 to win a unanimous No. 1 in For all Jameis Winston the BCS national title the final AP Top 25. had done as a redshirt game on Monday night. Auburn finished second. freshman for Florida The Bowl ChampionWinston struggled State, he never had to ship Series went out much of the night but pull the Seminoles from with a bang, with one was near perfect when the brink of defeat. of the best title games the Seminoles (14-0) in its 16-year history. In the biggest game of needed it most, going the year, down by four It will be replaced by 6 for 7 for 77 yards on a four-team playoff with 79 seconds left, the game-winning 80next season. And the the Heisman Trophy yard drive. winner put together the Southeastern Confer''It was the best football drive of his life, and the ence's seven-year wingame he's played all ning streak in college Seminoles proved they yard,'' Fisher said, ''and football's biggest game could take a punch to I'll tell you why, bewas snapped by the have win a championship. cause for three quarters Atlantic Coast Conferr Winston threw a 2-yard he was up and down ence school that played up touchdown pass to and he fought. in the fi rst three BCS end onday. DiViSiONAL PLAyOff ROuND, CONTiNuED fROM PAgE 26 ta Green Bay last week. Was it just the SAN fRANCiSCO 49ERS (12-4) at e for weather or is the 30-year old runCAROLiNA PANTHERS (12-4) ning back starting to show his miles? I was going to try to write this The 49ers went 6-2 on the road so o all objectively, but I really can’t stand they certainly won’t be intimidated. ed Colin Kaepernick. The guy tried to ian patent kissing his bicep after about a The Panthers had a wild season a. week-and-a-half of being a starting and I, for one, hope it continues. NFL quarterback. Give me a break. Cam Newton has progressed into a nice pocket quarterback that can I almost feel bad for the Panthers run if needed. He’s big and strong because there’s no way the NFL lets them beat America’s newest darling. and hard to bring down. Think of h a faster Ben Roethlisberger. The nd. The 49ers have proved one thing for weakness of the Panthers lies in its sure over the past two years. They o receiving corp. Steve Smith was can beat the Packers. But all this hurt pretty badly the last time he It love for Kaepernick has to stop. He was out on the field. Add that to an ht threw a terrible pick. He would have unreliable group of Brandon LaFell don thrown a game-losing interception and Ted Ginn and all you have is he on a horrendous decision if Packers uncertainty. Greg Olsen has been uld cornerback Micah Hyde could have great from the tight end position, but don just held on to the ball thrown right San Fran is great at taking away the on- to him. But no, a few plays later tight end. On defense, the Panthers everyone forgets about that potential have one of the best units in the ayo season-ending interception because game thanks to great individual per’s an the Packers defense is trash at stopformers. Luke Kuechly and Thomas ose ping running quarterbacks. That Davis are a nightmare for offensive said, Michael Crabtree is a stud and players. Captain Munnerlyn has that defensive line is a terror. Justin turned into a nice safety and Greg Smith has to be the strongest man in Hardy has exploded in a contract the NFL. That guy is a man among ne. boys. Anquan Boldin, Vernon Davis year. If Charles Johnson is at full ). and Frank Gore help give San Fran health, this group could pound its way to a Super Bowl. a very balanced offense that can No one expected the Panthers to be be hard to predict. Though Gore looked gassed playing in the cold of playing in this game. They recently By Ralph Russo

''And to pull it out in the atmosphere and environent and with what was on the line tonight, to me if that's not a great player, I don't know who is.'' Winston was 20 for 35 for 237 yards and two fourthquarter touchdown passes. He zipped the Seminoles down the field on the final drive, with a 49-yard catch and run from Rashad Greene. Florida State also got help from Auburn, too. A pass interference penalty on Chris Davis on third-and-8 from the 10 gave Florida State a

first down at the 2. ''Thought it was great defense. That's all I can say,'' Davis said, adding, the officials ''should have just let us play.'' On the next play Winston fl ipped high to the 6-foot-5 Benjamin for the touchdown. Florida State scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, and the teams combined for 24 in a breathtaking last 4:42. ''It felt storybook again,'' Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright said. ''It really felt like we were going to bring it out again. We're just on the

other end of the stick. It's usually us going out on the field and celebrating. It's been a long time since we had an 'L' in this locker room.'' Auburn won nine straight to get here after starting the season unranked. Tre Mason gave Auburn (12-2) a 31-27 lead with a 37-yard touchdown run with 1:19 left after Kermit Whitfield had put Florida State in the lead for the first time since the first quarter with a 100-yard kickoff return to make it 27-24 with 4:31 left. Continued on pg 32

week that allowed the Chargers to advance. The Broncos defense will need to step its game up without top pass rusher Von Miller, but really all they’ll have to do is hold San Diego under 50 points because the offense should be able to take it from there. The Chargers are a fairy tale story and shouldn’t be entirely counted out. Philip Rivers is drawing incredSAN DiEgO CHARgERS (9-7) at ible mojo from his bolo ties and DENVER BRONCOS (13-3) this seems to be a team of destiny. In one of the oddest occurances of For some reason the Chargers only the season, the three other remainthrew the ball eight times in the first ing teams in the AFC playoff field half last week. Needless to say they’ll are the three teams that defeated Denver this year. How crazy is that? have to do more than that to keep up with the Broncos. Of course, But just because San Diego beat maybe San Diego’s gameplan is to Peyton and Co. once doesn’t mean it’ll happen again. In fact, the world run the ball, keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Peyton might implode if it does. Manning’s hand. The clock is ticking on Peyton Manning’s Hall Of Fame career and this Okay, I’m done pretending this is going to be a close game. Even might just be his best shot at winning another Super Bowl. The AFC though Denver only won by eight the first meeting and San Diego field is weak. Obviously. I mean, he’s playing a 9-7 scrub team in the won the second meeting, there’s no way the Chargers beat the Broncos. divisional round. The Chargers PICK VS. SPREAD: Broncos (-10). defense can be hard-hitting, but no one has stopped the Broncos offense STRAIGHT PICK: Broncos. yet and I don’t see this being the Stefan Gestwicki is the sports editor of week. Somehow I don’t think Man- the Chautauqua Star. Comments on this ning will make the same horrendous story of any other can be directed to stefan. plays that Andy Dalton made last gestwicki@star-mediagroup.com. said that the pressure is on the 49ers and they’re right. A Carolina loss would simply end a promising season. A San Francisco loss would shake up the whole league. PICK VS. SPREAD: Panthers (+1). STRAIGHT PICK: Panthers (Yes I’m picking a team I know has almost no chance).


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Mon, Jan. 13 vs. Maple Grove, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 vs. Olean, 7:30 p.m.

girls Basketball

girls Basketball

Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Falconer, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving

Tue, Jan. 15 at Franklinville, 5:00 p.m. Tue, Jan. 14 at Maple Grove, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling Mon, Jan. 13 at Clymer, 4:00 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Olean, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 at Falconer, 6:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Chautauqua Wrestling Sat, Jan. 18 at Cattaraugus-LitLake, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Gowanda, 5:00 p.m. tle Valley Tournament, 9:00 a.m. Boys Basketball Sat, Jan. 18 at Cattaraugus-Little Mon, Jan. 13 at Panama, 7:30 p.m. Valley Tournament, 9:00 a.m.

Bowling

girls Basketball

Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Panama, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving Thu, Jan. 14 vs. Southwestern, 5:00 p.m.

indoor Track and field Boys Basketball

Mon, Jan. 13 at Westfield, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Panama, 7:30 p.m.

girls Basketball

Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Westfield, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 at Panama, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling

Wed, Jan. 15 at Pine Valley, 6:30 p.m.

Bowling

Sat, Jan. 18 at RIT Invitational, 10:00 a.m.

Fri, Jan. 17 at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m.

girls Basketball

Fri, Jan. 17 at Clymer, 7:30 p.m.

girls Basketball

Wrestling

Wed, Jan. 15 at Portville, 6:00 p.m.

Bowling

Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Jamestown, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 at Falconer, 4:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Tue, Jan. 14 at Brocton, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 vs. Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling

Mon, Jan. 13 vs. Brocton, 7:30 p.m. Mon, Jan. 13 at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 at Cassadaga Val- Fri, Jan. 17 at Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m. girls Basketball ley, 7:30 p.m. Sat, Jan. 18 vs. Forestville, 3:45 p.m. Tue. Jan. 14 vs. Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m. girls Basketball

Boys Swimming and Diving

Wed, Jan 15 at Olean, 6:00 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving

Thu, Jan. 16 at Panama, 5:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Mon, Jan. 13 at Ellicottville, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Franklinville, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving girls Basketball Thu, Jan. 16 at Panama, 5:00 p.m.

Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Ellicottville, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 at Franklinville, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling Bowling

Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Cassadaga Valley, 6:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Mon, Jan. 13 vs. Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 at Sherman, 7:30 p.m.

girls Basketball

Tue, Jan. 14 at Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 vs. Sherman, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling

Wed, Jan. 15 at Chautauqua Lake, 6:30 p.m.

College Sports Schedule

Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Fredonia, 3:30 p.m.

Bowling

Tue, Jan. 14 at Randolph, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Silver Creek, 4:00 p.m. Mon, Jan. 13 at Franklinville, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. North Collins, 7:30 p.m. Sat, Jan. 18 at Panama, 3:45 p.m.

girls Basketball

Bowling

Tue, Jan. 14 at Falconer, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 at Southwestern, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling

Wrestling

Wed, Jan. 15 at Randolph, 4:00 p.m. Tue, Jan 14 vs. Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 at North East TourThu, Jan. 16 at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m. nament, 8:00 a.m. Bowling Sat, Jan. 18 at North East TourTue, Jan. 14 vs. Dunkirk, 4:00 p.m. nament, 8:00 a.m. Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Southwestern, 4:00 p.m.

Mon, Jan. 13 vs. Brocton, 4:00 p.m. girls Basketball Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Randolph, 4:00 p.m. Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Franklinville, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 vs. North Collins, 7:30 p.m. Boys Basketball Mon, Jan. 13 vs. Sherman, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tue, Jan. 14 at Sherman, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m.

Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Dunkirk, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m.

Tue, Jan. 14 at Olean, 5:30 p.m. Tue, Jan. 14 at Southwestern, Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Southwestern, 7:30 p.m. Mon, Jan. 13 at Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 at Maple Grove, 7:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball Bowling

girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

girls Basketball

Mon, Jan. 13 at Fredonia, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Dunkirk, 4:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 vs. Fredonia, 4:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Mon, Jan. 13 at Silver Creek, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Fredonia, 6:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 at Brocton, 4:00 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Randolph, 6:30 p.m. Wrestling Sat, Jan. 18 at Southwestern Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Franklinville, 6:30 p.m. Tournament, TBA Sat, Jan. 18 at Thunderbird Tournament, 7:00 a.m. Thu, Jan. 16 at Clymer, 7:30 p.m.

Bowling

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Bowling

Mon, Jan. 13 vs. Frewsburg, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 at Jamestown, 4:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 at Frewsburg, 4:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Tue, Jan. 14 at West Seneca West, 6:30 p.m. Boys Basketball Fri, Jan. 17 at Orchard Park, 7:30 p.m. Mon, Jan. 13 at Clymer, 7:30 p.m. girls Basketball Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Westfield, 7:30 p.m. Mon, Jan. 13 vs. West Seneca girls Basketball West, 7:30 p.m. Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Clymer, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Orchard Park, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 at Westfield, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling

Tue, Jan. 14 at New England College, 7:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 vs. Neumann, 7:00 p.m. Sat, Jan. 18 vs. Curry College, 3:00 p.m.

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Men’s Basketball

Fri, Jan. 17 at Lake Shore, 4:00 p.m. Sat, Jan. 18 at Lake Shore, 10:00 a.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving

Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Orchard Park, 5:00 p.m. Bowling Fri, Jan. 17 vs. Lake Shore, 5:00 p.m. Mon, Jan. 13 vs. Chautauqua indoor Track and field Lake, 4:00 p.m. Sat, Jan. 18 at Brockport, 10:00 a.m. Wed, Jan. 15 at Forestville, 4:00 p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 vs. Randolph, 4:00 p.m.

Mon, Jan. 13 vs. Southwestern, 7:30 p.m. Boys Basketball Tue, Jan. 14 at Falconer, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 at Maple Grove, 7:30 p.m. Mon, Jan. 13 at Dunkirk, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 at Frewsburg, 4:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 vs. Falconer, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Fredonia, 7:30 p.m.

Men’s ice Hockey

Boys Basketball

Mon, Jan. 13 vs. Falconer, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 vs. Southwestern, 7:30 p.m.

girls Basketball

Tue, Jan. 14 at Brockport, 8:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 17 at Oswego, 8:00 p.m. Men Sat, Jan. 18 vs. Buffalo State, Tue, J Thu, J 8:00 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

Wom

Sat, Jan. 18 at Trinity, TBA

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Tue, Jan. 14 at Brockport, 6:00 p.m.Tue, J Fri, Jan. 17 at Oswego, 6:00 p.m. Thu, J Sat, Jan. 18 vs. Buffalo State, 6:00 p.m. Swim Sat, J Swimming and Diving

indoor Track and field Sat, Jan. 18 vs. RIT, TBA

Wed, 7:00 p Sund Open


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PATHfiNDER ADVENTuRE CARD gAME: RiSE Of THE RuNELORDS

biggest and best roleplaying formats available. Pathfinder Adventure 0 p.m. Card Game: Rise of the 0 p.m. Collectible card games, roleplaying games, living card games Runelords is also published by Paizo Publish0 p.m. and board games aren’t exactly 0 p.m. ‘sports’, but they’re a huge passion ing. The lead designer is Mike Selinker and it was of mine and many other gamers. published in 2013. The 0 p.m. In this weekly section I’m going to game is recommended 0 p.m. review one of the many games in for anywhere from one to my menagerie of awesomeness. six players. It’s suggested p.m. It’s not often that you’ll see ages are 13 and up (mostly ving new(ish) games in this rebecause heavy use of text 0 p.m.view. Part of that is because requires a lot of reading) I like to play a game a lot and playing time is listed before I feel comfortable at 90 minutes (though writing a review, but part of earlier this week I finished it is just that I can’t generally a game with a friend in a afford games when they first brisk 17 minutes from start come out. a to finish). But this week’s game is iNTRODuCTiON 0 p.m. ‘Pathfi nder Adventure “A forgotten evil stirs in Card Game: Rise of the the ancient land of Varialley, Runelords’ and it gets to sia. Dark magic once more break the rules a little bit. thrums amid crumbling p.m. It’s that good and I’m that ruins, giants gather in titanaddicted. Have you ever tic armies, cultists murder wanted to play a role-playing a in the name of foul dieties, game but didn’t have anyone and maniacal goblins plot willing to take the role of the dule dungeon master? This is the of fiery end for the peaceful town of Sandpoint.” game for you. The description on the box BACkgROuND was too perfect to ignore. The ‘Pathfinder’ name Players chose a characis a familiar one to a lot ter (fighter, cleric, rogue, of gamers. It’s one of the barbarian, bard, wizard, nd druid, monk, palaCollege Sports Schedule sorcerer, din, ranger) and partake on p.m. a cooperative adventure. ge, The base set includes a starting adventure and then bimonthly expansions have 0 p.m. been added to build on the p.m. Men’s Basketball ate, Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Erie CC, 7:30 p.m. epic story. By Sir Melvin Pistachio

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Thu, Jan. 16 at Monroe CC, 8:00 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

0 p.m.Tue, Jan. 14 vs. Erie CC, 5:30 p.m. p.m. Thu, Jan. 16 at Monroe CC, 6:00 p.m. 0 p.m. Swimming and Diving Sat, Jan. 18 at Monroe CC, 1:00 p.m.

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Wrestling

Wed, Jan. 15 vs. Mercyhurst NE, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Mount Union Open, 9:00 a.m.

killed. Even newbie gamers probably realize death is not a good thing. Players can choose to play either an adventure or a scenario. A scenario is simply a one-time playthrough. An adventure is a series of linked scenarios that allow players to build their character decks and add to characters’ special abilities. The cards you fi nd during an adventure can be carried over to the next mission as the tasks and monsters get harder and harder. ‘Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords’ Each scenario (whether has been played nearly every night for three weeks at the part of an adventure or not), uses specific locations. Pistachio house. (Photo by Sir Melvin Pistachio) one wants to take on the fantastic. Each location is made of challenging role of the DM. 10 random cards from Another great part about This isn’t because no one the massive box of cards. this game is that you get could be creative enough Some locations are easy to to use all kinds of dice. to make it interesting, it’s defeat and are made up of Everything from d4 to d12 more because everyone mostly weapons or spells is an option. I recently wants to take on a role of a bought a couple matching to acquire. Some locations can be really tough and are dwarf ranger or a elf wizsets from gamestation.net made up of mostly monsters ard, etc. It just seems like and couldn’t be happier. more fun. or traps. The scenario you They have a mind-blowing choose will tell you what Pathfi nder ACG doesn’t selection and the shipping your mission is. Sometimes miss a beat by removing was fast and inexpensive. you need to fi nd and kill a the DM. Perhaps a little Defi nitely check them out specific villain, other times bit of the freedom is gone for all your gaming needs. you simply need to explore as you’re limited to what’s The bottom line on this and acquire boons (spells, on the cards, but the game game is that I can’t say items, etc.). is so well done and so well enough good things about play-tested that it’s hard to it. I’ve played it nearly every OVERViEW imagine how it could posday for the past two weeks Role-playing games are a sibly improve. and on the days I’m not great invention. They’re The artwork on the cards playing I wish that I were. hardly a new concept, ranges from good to great. but the idea of using one’s TO OWN OR NOT TO OWN We’re in a golden age of imagination is even more If you have the money to important in today’s world of card-game art because every invest, you need to own this smart phones, Gameboy and new game tries to outdo MECHANiCS game. The base set runs a anything else on the market. 3D TV. Pathfi nder ACG, Each character starts with little expensive and I highly takes a traditional RPG and We’ve seen games evolve its unique 15-card deck. recommend getting the from cartoonish doodles to That deck not only includes removes the absolute criticharacter expansion pack spells, weapons, items, allies, cal aspect that makes RPGs intricately sketched masterand as many of the expanpieces. The art is something armor and more, but it also what they are — the dunsions as you can get your that’s easy to overlook, but geon master. acts as a character’s health. hands on. So we’re talking a try to appreciate it when That means if a player is Gaming groups (mine at bit of an investment, but the required to draw a card and least) avoid traditional role- you play any game. A lot of replay value is great. people put a lot of hard work can not, his/her character is playing games because no into making your games look Continued on pg 30


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DEC Adopts Sauger Conservation Management Plan Contributed Article "Sauger were once NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Under Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Hunting and Fishing Initiative, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today adopted a conservation management plan for one of New York's most imperiled fish species, the sauger. Sauger are uniquely adapted to thrive in large turbid rivers and lakes and were once common in New York portions of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and Lake Champlain. Only the Lake Champlain sauger population remains and even in this area the recent records of their occurrence are scarce. Sauger are also native to the Allegheny River, however pollution in the late 19th and much of the 20th centuries led to their extirpation. The population in the lower river is recovering; however access to much of the New York portion of the watershed is blocked by a dam.

prominent members of New York's fish fauna, but are now at risk of being extirpated from the state," said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. "Actions including stocking, habitat assessments, population monitoring, and public outreach will be implemented under this plan, which will start the process of restoring sauger to its native range in New York waters." The final Sauger Conservation Management Plan is available on the DEC website. The goal of the plan is to establish and maintain sauger populations in all suitable waters of native watersheds by 2030. The three objectives of the plan include: • Establishing a selfsustaining sauger population in the upper Allegheny River watershed. • Determining sauger population status and documenting and improving habitat suitability in Lake Champlain. • Determining the suitability of Lake Erie's eastern basin watershed

Game review, continued from pg 29 I think I have four different games started right now with four different characters and four different groups of people. We simply wrote down our decks so we can rebuild them next time that group is together. I’ve gotten to smash things with the fighter, sneak through

the dungeons with the rogue, shoot magic missles with the wizard and wield the healing powers of the cleric. And that still leaves plenty of characters that I haven’t had the pleasure of playing yet. The most fun adventure I have going now

for sauger restoration. These objectives are designed to be implemented through 2020. Progress made towards meeting these objectives will serve as guidance in the development of new objectives and management recommendations for the period 2021 - 2030. Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Hunting and Fishing Initiative is an effort to improve recreational activities for in-state and out-of-state sportsmen and sportswomen and to boost tourism opportunities throughout the state. This initiative includes the streamlining of hunting and fishing licensing and reducing license fees, improved access for fishing at various sites across the state, stocking as much as 900,000 pounds of fish, expanding fishing clinics and increasing hunting opportunities in various regions. Through these efforts, New York has become a premier destination for bass fishing tournaments at the Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, Lake Champlain and Oneida Lake. is actually just with two players, but four characters as both my friend and I took on the role of two characters. I was a little worried it would be complicated or less interesting, but I truly feel like I am both of my characters (it’s also easier to get together with just one other

Lake Erie Fishing Hotline Contributed Article some good ice in westNYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

All of the Lake Erie tributaries have moderate to lower, clear flows. Considerable shelf ice, floating slush and snow will make steelhead fishing a challenge. The larger the stream, the more open water there will be. Productive wintertime steelhead baits include egg sacs, egg imitation flies, trout beads and hair jigs tipped with a waxworm (fished under a float). 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.

ern New York. However, do not assume an entire waterbody is safe just because anglers are fishing a portion of it. Ice thickness can vary greatly on the same body of water, especially if there are springs, stream inlets or heavy snow cover. 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 friend when possible. Those new to ice fishing can check the Ice Fishing Basics page for more information.

Small Boat Harbor

Thanks to frigid temperatures we now have

Ice anglers have been fishing the inner harbor for the past week. There is good ice of about 5-6 inches, but does get thinner towards the pier. Anglers are catching

person than it is to get a group of four or more people together). I talk about box size in these reviews, which might seem silly to some people, but it’s a legitimate concern for gamers with shelves of games. This box is huge. There’s no two

ways about it. It’s going to eat up a ton of room on your shelf. On the plus side, they’ve designed the box to fit all of the expansions so you won’t have that frustration of having multiple boxes for one game. If you can’t afford this game, do yourself a

Ice Fishing

decent numbers of bluegill and yellow perch on small jigs with grubs. Expect many smaller throwbacks for every keeper. A few nice northern pike have been caught as well.

Chautauqua Lake

Ice is still marginal in the south basin, with up to 3 or 4 inches of ice over shallow areas in the sheltered bays. Proceed slowly and check ice thickness often. The north basin has varying amounts of ice, with as little as 1.5 inches. And with 8 to 10 inches of show on top of that, the north basin ice is not safe yet. If you need more fishing information 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 (716-3660228; jlmarkha@ gw.dec.state.ny.us). Good Luck Fishing! The fishing hotline can also be heard at (716) 679-ERIE or (716) 855-FISH.

favor and befriend someone that has it so you can play. Oh and if you buy a game like this, please please please also purchase clear, plastic card sleeves to protect your investment. You’ll be glad you did.


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Dunkirk Indoor Track Enjoying Record-Breaking Season Barlette Edges Csont By .01 Seconds, breaks 55-Meter school Record

w By Stefan Gestwicki s Star Sports Editor t weper. Records are made rn to be broken and the ught Dunkirk High School indoor track and field e team is doing just that al in this season. ith The most recent school s of record to go down was reas broken by senior Nick ys. Barlette in the 55-meter dash. His time of d 6.73 seconds was good s basin enough to edge out nts Brett Csont’s old record e as of 6.74 seconds, set ith back in 2004. Csont’s how time was good enough to earn a trip to States not and Dunkirk coach Kurt Warmbrodt is hoping Barlette can do the same. “All his hard work is e definitely paying off ase now,” Warmbrodt said of Barlette. e 10; Barlette also anchored Dunkirk’s school-record breaking 4x2006- meter relay team along with Rashad . Graham, Jose Morales g! and Miguel Alicea. The quartet’s time of e at 1:39.44 narrowly edged the mark of 1:39.9 set in 2011. The dynamic sprinters joined a solid core of distance runners that helped Dunkirk to its most successful cross country season in h years during the Fall me sports season. ase e Ray Tarnowski, Javier Soto, Ethan Francis our and Alec Tomaszewski be were all members of that cross country team and now help Dunkirk earn points in every-

Dunkirk’s Nick Barlette just broke a 10-year old school record in the 55-meter dash. The senior crossed the finish line in 6.73 seconds. (Photo by Bill Wende/Section6Runs)

Dunkirk’s Faith Rivera was part of a sprint medley relay team that shattered a 12-year old school record with a time of 4:46.9. (Photo by Bill Wende/ Section6Runs)

thing distance, including the 4x800 relay. “The team is well rounded there’s no question,” Warmbrodt added of the boys track team. “A couple of football players like Graham and Barlette along with Alicea and Tim Cerrie really rounded the team out. Our field events are okay. It’s just really difficult to practice field events during the indoor season.” Despite the lack of a true practice facility, Graham has won the high jump at meets this year, jumping as high as 5-feet 10-inches while Cerrie has been a force in the pole vault with a high leap of 10 feet.

Melissa Thomas and set back in 2002. “Calan has been on a lot of the relay records,” Warmbrodt said. “She’s still chasing Sarah Reilly’s 600 meter record. The girls seem to work together and really get it done.” Amancia Viera also added 10 inches to the school record with her toss of 33-feet, 9-inches in the shot put. Lucy Warmbrodt had held the record with a toss of 32-11 in 2008. The Dunkirk track and field program, both indoor and outdoor, are definitely on the upswing. The number of athletes participating

Dominic Hitchcock and Lucas Mets lead a solid group of throwers. It’s not just the boys team that’s been breaking records. The girls team has some special athletes donning the maroon and white as well. The girls sprint medley relay team of Calan Pogorzelski (800 meters), Emilee Hanlon (200 meters), Samantha Hemenger (200 meters) and Faith Rivera (400 meters) recently shattered a 12-year old record with their time of 4:46.9. The previous record of 4:56.8 was held by the team of Karly Benamati, Dawn Collins, Victoria Kuzara and

as well as the quality of those athletes have noticeably increased over the last decade. “It’s tough to say why,” Warmbrodt said. “We just need to keep the kids in the program. “Adam Woelfle has been helping as an unpaid assistant coach,” Warmbrodt added.

“The team is well rounded there’s no question,” Warmbrodt added of the boys track team. “A couple of football players like Graham and Barlette along with Alicea and Tim Cerrie really rounded the team out. Our field events are okay. It’s just really difficult to practice field events during the indoor season.” “He’s added a really nice compliment to our team. He’s subbing in school so the kids have gotten to know him. He’s been a really nice addition.” For more up-to-date Section 6 track and field information visit www.section6runs.com. It’s a great site for all things running.

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Elliot To Run For Nationwide Title With NAPA

to lay off about a third of its workforce. But the Atlanta-based Budding star Chase company had a change Elliott has landed a of heart, deciding to full-time NASCAR return for a 19th season ride for 2014 with JR in NASCAR to back the Motorsports, with sur- up-and-coming Elliott. prise sponsorship from The Elliotts are from NAPA Auto Parts. Dawsonville, Georgia, Elliott, the son of 1988 roughly an hour from NAPA headquarters, NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, will race for and Chase didn't become eligible to compete the Nationwide Series full-time in NASCAR title at JRM driving until he turned 18 at the the No. 9 Chevrolet end of November. in a nod to his father's longtime number. "NAPA is pleased to continue its long The ride became standing involvement possible when NAPA in NASCAR, the most reversed its decision popular form of moto leave NASCAR torsports in the United following the scandal States supported by its surrounding Michael many loyal and pasWaltrip Racing's atsionate fans," said Dan tempt to manipulate a Askey, president of September race to get NAPA. "Chase Elliott Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase for the Sprint is a young and talented, future star in the sport Cup championship. and will represent NAPA issued a harsh NAPA well both on rebuke of MWR and and off the track." ended its multimillionNAPA representatives dollar sponsorship of declined interviews. Truex one year into a three-year contract Elliott will make his extension with MWR. Nationwide debut at the That cost Truex his Feb. 22 season opening ride at MWR and race at Daytona. He will forced the organization report for testing this By Jenna Fryer

AP Auto Racing Writer

Chase Elliott spins his tires in a burnout as he celebrates after winning the ARCA racing series Pocono ARCA 200 auto race in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

weekend and be paired with crew chief Greg Ives, who led Regan Smith to a pair of wins and a third-place finish in the standings at JRM last season. "This is an opportunity of a lifetime for me, a chance to make a career of this," Elliott said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "I couldn't ask for anything more than a chance with JR Motorsports, the backing of Rick Hendrick, and the support of NAPA. I think to have that connection with NAPA is really, really neat. The headquarters is not far from our house, and to me, that goes a lot further than you think. For both of us to come

from Georgia, my home state, is special." Elliott has been in the Hendrick Motorsports development program since 2011, when he was a freshman in high school. His first NASCAR K&N Series win was at Iowa in 2012, and he became the youngest superspeedway winner in ARCA history at Pocono last June. He then won in the Truck Series in only his sixth start when he won at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in September. "I think the Nationwide Series is only a short step for him," said JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. "He's that good."

JRM will field two fulltime teams this season with Elliott and Smith in the No. 7 Chevrolet. The organization will also run the No. 5 with Kevin Harvick on a limited basis and the No. 88 with Earnhardt Jr. Ryan Pemberton will replace Ives as Smith's crew chief. "This will be the strongest line-up we've put on the track since we started racing full time in 2006," said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. Elliott will try to become only the fifth multi-generational NASCAR champion. His father won 44 Cup races, including two Daytona 500s; "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" was also a 16-time winner of NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award. "No doubt the historical element of this is pretty cool," said Earnhardt Jr. "Bill Elliott is one of the greats. I've always looked up to him. He had some great battles with my dad. I think there are

No. 1 Florida State Beats No. 2 Auburn For National Championship, continued from pg 27 Mason ran for 195 yards and Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes for the Tigers. Florida State hadn't been challenged like this all season, winning by an average of 42 points. The Seminoles were down 21-3 in the first half, and wobbling, but never fell over. And now Florida State is national champion for the first time since 1999,

the first team to win the BCS title game after being down at halftime. The Seminoles cut it to 21-10 with a late touchdown in the second quarter, following a faked punt and a tough 21-yard run by Winston, and chipped into Auburn's lead with a 41-yard field goal by Roberto Aguayo with 6:05 left in the third. Meanwhile, Florida

State had found some answers to Auburn's spread offense. A holding penalty that wiped out a long pass also helped keep the Tigers scoreless in the third quarter, and the Seminoles began the fourth with P.J. Williams intercepting Marshall's pass and setting up Florida State at its 38. When Winston tossed in the flats to Chad

Abram, who hurdled over a tackler on the way to an 11-yard touchdown, the lead was 21-19. Florida State was considering going for two to tie, but Devonta Freeman was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and that pushed the extra point back 15 yards and forced the Seminoles to kick and make it 21-20. Auburn responded with

Cody Parkey's 22-yard field goal to make it 2420 with 4:42 left. Winston never faced a situation in which he had to drive his team to a winning score. Whitfield broke through a seam around the 30 and hit the sideline at full speed. Fisher ran down the other sideline yelling ''Go! Go!'' with Winston chasing behind pumping his arms and

a lot of Elliott fans and Earnhardt fans that will take interest in Chase's career and support him 100 percent." Elliott will spend the first half of the Nationwide season juggling his first full-time job and the second semester of his senior year of high school in Georgia. The school has been flexible in working with Elliott as he's pursued his racing career, but the Nationwide schedule will be his most intensive racing to date and mother, Cindy, spent part of Monday discussing a plan with administrators. "I hope they are understanding because this is a full-time job and one that will require me to be gone a lot - but second semester of senior year of high school? There's usually not a lot going on," he said. "I hope that side of it is manageable because I really think I've been given a lot in this situation. I feel things are positioned here at the shop, with NAPA, everything is aligned for success."

slapping his coach on the back. Florida State was on top, but Auburn was not done and Winston would be called upon one last time. He delivered. ''Only thing is we're victorious and glad to say Florida State is the national champion again, and I guarantee you we're bringing that swag back,'' Winston said. ''You'd better believe it.''


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CHAUTAUQUA STAR FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014

Tim Murray Hired As Sabres New GM

Regier, who was fired in November. The final step of the sup- The Buffalo Sabres process was for the cannt." have hired Tim Murdidates to be interviewed ray to be their general by Sabres owner Terry he manager. Pegula, who was in Bufiong Murray, who spent the falo on Wednesday. b past seven seasons as The announcement mes- the Senators assistant came before the Sabres' r of GM, was formally home game against the rgia. introduced during a Florida Panthers on press conference on Thursday night. Thursday, and takes with Murray takes over a over the task of rebuild- team in transition after d ing Ottawa's Atlantic t Regier and coach Ron dule Division rival. Rolston were both fired n- Murray has 20 years of in mid-November. nd NHL experience after They took the blame t partbreaking in as a scout for the Sabres sitting in g a with the Detroit Red last in the NHL standators. Wings in 1993. He is ings and after getting the nephew of Senators off to a franchise-worst dergeneral manager Bryan 4-15-1 start. is Murray, who has mend LaFontaine's first move e me tored him throughout was hiring Ted Nolan his career. t to take over as interim enior Murray emerged as coach, with the underone of four finalists for standing he will have a the job last weekend a shot to retain the job d. in newly hired Sabres once a new general t is president Pat LaFonmanager is in place. e I taine's two-month Under Nolan, the n search to replace Darcy Sabres (12-26-4) have uae pohop, hing s."

and By John Wawrow t AP Sports Writer

instead turned it down because he felt he didn't have enough experience. Murray is regarded to have a strong track record in identifying young talent. Hired by Florida in 1994, Murray eventually worked his way up to become the Panthers director of amateur scouting. He also worked in various amateur and pro scouting jobs with the Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers before joining the Senators. In Ottawa, Murray also served as general manager of the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton, which won the 2011 Calder Cup championship. Among the players Ottawa’s Tim Murray has been named the Buffalo Murray has identified Sabres new general manager. He comes with a 20- and developed are Erik year career in the NHL, mostly in the scouting and personnel world. (Photo provided by Getty Images) Karlsson, the 2012 Norris Trophy winner shown signs of progress Pegula initially offered as the NHL's top dein going 8-11-3, and the GM's job to LaFon- fenseman, and forward winning five straight taine, the former Sabres Jakob Silfverberg, who home games. captain. LaFontaine

was traded to Anaheim last summer. In Buffalo, Murray's first priority will be determining whether to re-sign several core players who are in the final year of their contracts, including goalie Ryan Miller, captain Steve Ott and recently acquired forward Matt Moulson. Next comes the draft. The Sabres are wellstocked with high picks as part of a youth movement that began under Regier last season. The Sabres could have as many as two first-round and three second-round selections in this year's draft. The Sabres also have a solid group of prospects in their farm system. They include defensemen Rasmus Ristolainen and Nikita Zadorov, who were both drafted in the first round in June.

2013-2014 National Hockey League Standings (through january 8, 2014)

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43 43 44 43 44 44 43 42

Pittsburgh Philadelphia Washington Carolina NY Rangers New Jersey Columbus NY Islanders

45 43 42 43 44 44 43 45

28 26 25 19 21 19 16 12 32 22 20 18 21 17 19 16

13 13 14 14 18 18 21 26 12 17 16 16 20 18 20 22

2 4 5 10 5 7 6 4 1 4 6 9 3 9 4 7

58 56 55 48 47 45 38 28

126 123 114 114 122 126 102 74

94 102 103 121 132 141 136 118

Chicago St. Louis Colorado Minnesota Dallas Nashville Winnipeg

65 48 46 45 45 43 42 39

147 114 128 105 108 103 117 124

107 118 128 124 119 113 126 149

Anaheim San Jose Los Angeles Vancouver Phoenix Calgary Edmonton

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45 44 44 45 42 43 46

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32 27 26 23 21 15 14

7 7 12 17 15 19 22

8 11 13 13 12 22 27

9 5 4 5 7 6 5

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69 60 57 55 51 36 33

167 155 123 108 123 105 125

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34 National Sports

CHAUTAUQUA STAR FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas Elected To Hall Of Fame

La Russa, elected last month by the expansion-era committee. Maddux and Glavine Greg Maddux, Tom played under Cox for Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to most of their careers. baseball's Hall of Fame Writers had not elected on Wednesday, while three players in one Craig Biggio fell two vote since Nolan Ryan, votes short. George Brett and Maddux was picked on Robin Yount in 1999. 555 of 571 ballots by Biggio received 427 members of the Basevotes and 74.8 percent, ball Writers' Associamatching Nellie Fox in tion of America. His 1985 and Pie Traynor 97.2 percentage was the in 1947 for the smalleighth-highest in the est margin to just miss. history of voting. Biggio appeared on 388 ballots in his initial Glavine, Maddux's appearance last year longtime teammate in and appears to be on the Atlanta rotation, track to gain election appeared on 525 balnext year. lots and received 91.9 percent. Thomas, the Mike Piazza was next first Hall of Famer who was 62.2 percent followed spent the majority of by Jack Morris, who was his career as a designat- 78 votes short at 61.5 ed hitter, was at 483. percent in his 15th and final appearance on the The trio will be inducted in Cooperstown writers' ballot. on July 27 along with Controversy over how managers Bobby Cox, to evaluate stars tainted Joe Torre and Tony by the Steroids Era By Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer

eighth time, Mark McGwire fell from 16.9 to 11.0. Rafael Palmeiro will be dropped from future ballots after falling to 25 votes and 4.4 percent - below the 5 percent threshold necessary to remain eligible for next year's vote. Eighth on the wins list with a 355-227 record and a 3.16 ERA over 23 seasons, Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young Awards from 1992-95 and a record 18 Gold Gloves with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego. An eighttime All-Star, he won at least 13 games in 20 Tom Glavine has been elected to the Baseball Hall straight seasons. of Fame in his first year eligible. (AP Photo/David Among pitchers with J. Phillip) 3,000 innings whose continued to impact dropped from 37.6 careers began in 1921 the vote totals of playpercent to 35.4, Barry or later - after the Dead ers with stellar statisBonds from 36.2 to Ball Era - Maddux's tics. In their second 34.7 and Sammy Sosa 1.80 walks per nine appearances on the from 12.5 to 7.2. innings is second only ballot, Roger Clemens Appearing for the to Robin Roberts' 1.73,

according to STATS. Glavine, a 10-time All-Star and a twotime Cy Young winner, was 305-203 over 22 seasons. A two-time AL MVP, Thomas hit .301 with 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs in 19 seasons with the White Sox, Toronto and Oakland. Writers who have been members of the BBWAA for 10 consecutive years at any point were eligible to consider the 36-player ballot. Next year's vote could be even more crowded when Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Carlos Delgado and Gary Sheffield become eligible, five years after their retirements. The BBWAA last month formed a committee to study whether the organization should ask the Hall to change the limit of 10 players per ballot.

Puig Asks Trooper To Let Him Go After Speeding ing the offseason, told the trooper he wasn't speeding for most of the two-hour trip north Los Angeles Dodgers until the officer clocked outfielder Yasiel Puig him. But the officer is begs a trooper who unsympathetic. clocked him going 110 mph in Florida to "This is your mom? let him go and later Oh, you're going to chides himself in the jail. You are putting back seat of a police your mom in danger, car for driving so oh hell no," the trooper fast, video released says in Spanish on Wednesday shows. Dec. 28 to Puig. "Why The 23-year-old Cuban were you driving that fast? You don't care defector was charged about anyone's life in with reckless driving the car?" in a 70 mph zone in Naples. Puig, who lives Puig responds: "Yes, in the Miami area dur- I do care. I'm sorry. By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer

Please forgive me." The video shows the trooper explaining to Puig's mother, a cousin and another passenger why he was being arrested. "The reason why we are in this situation is because he didn't care about his mother's life or your lives, and he's going to jail," he said in Spanish. Puig's mother is heard sobbing. While in the backseat, Puig tells himself: "Why do you have to drive so fast, Puig? You

have to learn." He repeatedly asked the officer to let him go, at one point saying he would "do anything" and that he would never drive again, "but please don't take me to jail." Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Wednesday that he spoke with Puig that day. "He knew he was not in a good spot. He knew that he had let a lot of people down," Colletti said, adding that he asked Puig how he planned to explain his

arrest to Little Leaguers he has worked with in Los Angeles. Colletti suggested that having his mother in the car may help Puig understand the gravity of the situation. "That may have been a moment that could be another one of those steps toward figuring it out," he said. "He's setting this great example and he's doing stuff that I haven't really seen many big league players ever do within the com-

munity," he said. "At the same time, there's boundaries you got to stay in, whether it's how you drive or other things in your life." In April last year, Puig was clocked going 97 in a 50 mph zone in Tennessee, though those charges were later dismissed. Puig signed a $42 million, seven-year contract in June 2012, a record for a Cuban defector. He received a $12 million signing bonus and made $2 million last season.


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CHAUTAUQUA STAR FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014

Johnson starts new year Like He ended the Last

TS. By Doug Ferguson

in California, when he holed out from the drop zone on the last nner, Zach Johnson still looks hole and beat Tiger Woods in a playoff, 22 at himself as David, even though the results Johnson didn't doing anything spectacular. VP, are starting to suggest He didn't need to. ith Goliath. Johnson missed only 704 Growing up in Iowa, one fairway. He missed with his passion for sports only two greens. He onto was fueled by the picked his spots and player or the team that played to his strengths, was not big enough, went bogey-free and e not strong enough, not matched the best round secu-good enough to win. of the day. That kind int He had reason to feel of golf wins anywhere. sider that way at Kapalua And Johnson seems to for the Tournament of be winning a lot lately. . Champions, where he uld started the final round Not only was it his 11th ded two shots behind on a career win on the PGA on, course that is suited for Tour, it was his third hn power players. win worldwide in his gado last six starts. It started be- It proved to be the per- with the BMW Chamyears fect recipe for another pionship outside Chints. victory. cago, which made him Johnson didn't blast eligible for this winnersm- his way around the only tournament on the ether Plantation Course as west end of Maui. ould much as he picked it Dating to his rookie nge apart, mostly with his season in 2004, only ers irons, especially with Tiger Woods, Phil his putter. Mickelson and Vijay He tied for the lead Singh have more PGA with an approach from Tour victories. 195 yards into 4 feet David or Goliath? for birdie on No. 7. He "I still have that vitook the outright lead sion," Johnson said of with a wedge into 2 feet on No. 12. And he the underdog role, even though the numbers pulled away from Jordan Spieth, Jason Duf- don't back that up. ner, Kevin Streelman Johnson will say his last and everyone else with three wins were against three straight birdies small fields - 70 players for a 7-under 66. in the BMW Champi"Hit some quality shots onship, 18 players in that certainly helped," the World Challenge, 30 players at Kapalua. he said. "But I think He also faced strong quality putts helped fields at a playoff event, even more." a holiday event with Johnson started a new 18 of the top 30 in the year the same way he world, and a winnersended the last one - by only gathering Hawaii. winning. "I've put myself in a Unlike a month ago place that is a little

the hazard on the 17th that ended his hopes for good. The last man standing was Zach Johnson, a position with which he is becoming familiar. He tried to imagine what he would have said if told that going into

AP Golf Writer

Zach Johnson holds his trophy after winning the Tournament of Champions golf tournament. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

foreign to me," he said. "Some of the numbers, I'm not exactly comfortable with - top 10 in the world, that kind of thing. But I'm also a realist. I know this game at some point could beat me up again. So I've got to keep doing what I'm doing, try to keep things very simple." Spieth was playing in the final group for the first time, and he held up beautifully. He made birdie on both par 5s on the front nine to take a one-shot lead, and kept his goal of making three birdies on the back nine. He just got started too late and ran out of holes. And three pars on the three easiest holes on the back nine - 14, 15 and 16 - didn't help. Spieth didn't trust his read on two short putts at the 14th and 16th, and he came up just short on the par-5 15th. "Yes!" he said, when the ball took off his

hybrid like a rocket, headed for the front portion of the green. "You've got to be kidding me," he said when he saw the ball retreat down a slope. He didn't connect properly on a delicate pitch, and the ball came back down the slope. Spieth had to scramble for par. Three shots behind, he closed with two birdies for a 70 to fi nish one shot behind. Streelman had a 67 and tied for third with Webb Simpson, who had a 70. Five players had a share of the lead at one point, which included Dustin Johnson early and Jason Dufner late. Dustin Johnson, tied for the 54-hole lead with Spieth and Simpson, made three bogeys before he recorded a birdie. He chipped poorly and shot 73. Dufner's rally was undone by a threeputt par on the 15th, and then a shot in to

his 11th season on the PGA Tour, he already would have 12 victories worldwide, a top-10 ranking and golf bags from having played on six national teams. "It would have been more than I thought," Johnson said, still seeing himself as David.


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rial number 5719. Runs. 2 FREIGHTLINER FUEL $5,500 or best offer. 716- TANKS 120 Gallon. With 595-2046 Straps and Saddles. Good Over 30 mpg. $4,995. Call used condition. $350 2003 FORD F-150 XLT 4.2 716-337-0077. V-6 with 131 k miles. Ex- each. 716-595-2046. 2003 CHEVROLET CAVALIER 4 cyl. 114 k miles.

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