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returned to the community. By shopping small and spending your money locally, independently owned and operated businesses in Chautauqua County and the surrounding communities can

help contribute to the ongoing effort nationwide to support small businesses as more and more consumers recognize that these entrepreneurs are the heart and soul of our economy.

“Small businesses are still alive and kicking,” says Ann Mulkin, who along with her husband, Bruce, own The Paper Factory in Continued on pg. 5

of sweets who perform their favorite dances in Clara’s honor. It’s a wonderful celebration that ends with the Sugar

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this year’s production are Jordan Spencer who will portray Herr Drosselmeyer and Brittany Bush who will dance the role of Arabian. Spencer is a professional performer who has received his BA Degree in Musical Theatre with a minor in dance from the Conservatory of Performing Arts Department at Point Park University. Bush began her dance training at Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet with Monika Alch. She was also accepted into intensive workshops at Ballet Met, the New York Summer School of the Arts, Boston Ballet, and Jose Mateo Ballet Theater. The production has become a holiday tradition for many families portunity to see two dancers from and this year’s Contributed Article production promises one of the world’s greatest ballet CRYB companies perform right here in magic, excitement and The Chautauqua Regional Youth Jamestown.” inspiring performances for Ballet is thrilled to announce that everyone. The Nutcracker tells New York City Ballet artists, Erica Daniel Ulbricht, Principal the classic story of Clara who falls Dancer, was born in St. PetersPereira and Daniel Ulbricht will into a deep, dreamy sleep after an burg, Florida, and began his perform the roles of the Sugar exciting holiday party at which dance training at the age of 11 Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in Herr Drosselmeyer presents her at the Judith Lee Johnson Studio CRYB’s 2012 Nutcracker which with a gift of a nutcracker. As of Dance, studying with Lenny will be held at the Reg Lenna she dreams, Clara embarks on a Holmes. Erica Pereira, soloist, Civic Center on Dec. 14 and 15. fantasy journey with her nutwas born in Northport, New cracker prince beginning with an Artistic Director, Monika Alch York. She began studying ballet says, “We are thrilled to give our at the age of 8 and enrolled at Bal- exciting battle with the Rat King and his army of mice followed by young dancers the opportunity let Academy East from the age of a visit to the magical Kingdom to share the stage with worldten. of Sweets. There, they meet the renowned artists and also thrilled Sugar Plum Fairy and her court Other guest artists performing in to give our community the op-

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With the corporate consumer creations known as “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” now well in the rearview mirror, locally owned and operated businesses based in Chautauqua County are gearing up for what they hope is an increase in sales this holiday season. With momentum building off of what most local businesses called a successful “Small Business Saturday” the last weekend of November, owners of various “mom and pop shops” throughout the region believe the special treatment they provide their customers can help attract more shoppers this month. Based on consumer survey research commissioned by American Express last year, for every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 is returned to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. In comparison, for every $100 spent in a national chain store, only $43 is returned to the community, while any online shopping results in no money being

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‘Catalog of Gifts’ Offers Ways to Honor Recipient; Give Back to the Community established in his name to benefit the community he Managing Editor loves. Another family pools The Northern Chautauqua the money they would norCommunity Foundation is mally spend on gifts to each making gift-giving easy this other and dedicates it to a year. Since 1997, the foun- fund each year. dation has offered a way to With a variety funds for both honor an individual multiple purposes, giftby making a gift in their givers can decide based on name or memory, while at the same time, helping the the recipient’s interest, how community. Since many of their donation will be used. the funds are endowments, For example, there are gifs the monies stay intact, with that help support youth, only the interest generated music, fine arts, medical research local churches, from the fund being used. scholarships animal wel“It truly is the gift that fare, literacy, and commukeeps giving,” says Ida nity development within Klahn, Community RelaNorthern Chautauqua tions and Development County. Coordinator for NCCF. There are 324 funds in Individuals and families in total including those called the past have chosen this designated funds to benefit alternative with success. area not- for- profit agenOne local family created cies, or community bena new fund in their father efit funds, which benefit and grandfather’s honor. the community-at-large The patriarch was touched through NCCF’s grant to have a permanent fund By Patricia Pihl

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Gifts can be made in any amount and the recipient(s) are mailed a personalized, festive holiday card announcing the gift. To access the 2012 catalog of giving, visit the NCCF website, www.nccfoundation.org. For more information, or to receive a hard copy of the catalog, contact Ida Klahn at 366-4892 or nccf@nccfoundation.org. The NCCF was incorporat-

ed in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $8.7 million in the community through its various grant programs. It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.

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making programs. “The nice thing about this is when the money comes here, it makes our pool stronger so that we can give out more grants to help more organizations,” says Klahn. She adds, “there are not-for-profits who have experienced cuts in funding and depend on grants from us and other organizations to keep them going.”

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James L. Cieplinski- Dunkirk Peter Jacewski- Perrysburg Joan K. Serafin- Fredonia Juana Pacherco- Dunkirk Jamestown Joan K. Serafin- Fredonia The part you play in making Stanley H. Sturges- Panama Erminia D’Angelo Rizzothe news is very important. Jamestown Margaret M. “Snook” BarstowWhether it is breaking news Jamestown or a featured item, your Bernard A. “Barney” Johnsoncontribution can make a Brice G. McClellan- Stow November 30 difference. Martha J. Morrison Beaunah Jean Maring- Ripley Deadlines For Print SubNovember 28 Diego Martin Colon- Dunkirk missions Charles E. Quick- Westfield Robert H. “Bob” LincolnTyped press releases and/ Mayville Sister Ann TsengDunkirk or emails are always appreciated. The deadline for Shirley Hunter Baker- North A. Lynette Norman- Jamepress release submission stown East is Mondays, 1 p.m. for the David K. Rice, DVM Betty A. MacAdam week of desired publication Carlton C. Arp- Russell, PA William A. “Bill” Keith- Clydate. mer Gene E. Rosdahl- Jamestown George V. Vangel- Jamestown Joan E. EckertLawrence “Larry” P. GrimesDec. 1 Lakewood James J. Mattone- Dunkirk November 29 Norma Lee Brash- South Jean Joan Galofara- Dunkirk Dayton Bruce F. Ehman Jr.- EllicotKermit C. Johnson- Ashville tville Albert F. Sechriest- Bear Lake, The Chautauqua Star brings you the latest stories Jock Jeffery Phillips- Westfield from across the region.. and Anthony Petrella- Dunkirk we want to hear about the Sebastian Joseph Franchia Jr., issues that matter to you.

Contributed Article in Westfield. After a year of Chautauqua County Chamber researching, planning and designing it is finally time of Commerce Main Street Salon and to have the Grand Opening and welcome the ComCo, located at 75 East munity into the results, the Main St., Westfield, Main Street Salon and Co. celebrated it’s Grand Opening Ribbon Cut- Main Street Salon and Co. ting Event on Saturday is managed by co-owner Laura Luke (Barger), a November 24. Ownhairstylist / educator. Laura ers Laura Luke and has spent the past six years her parents Donald as a hairstylist for comand Patricia Barger Jr. were joined by friends, panies such as Toni and Guy in Tampa, Florida and family, local officials Bellas Salon and Day Spa in and members of the Westfield Community Northeast, PA. Laura states, Chamber of Commerce “I’m so excited to bring my in cutting the Ribbon. education and training on hair and nails to the people Over a year ago the Barger family decided of the Westfield area. Vidal Sasson once said, they would venture ‘With a great haircut they in to a new business could shake it, brush it, do together, opening a new cutting edge salon whatever they wanted and it would fall into place. This changed the craft.’ My goal is to help everyone embrace their natural beauty.” Main Street Salon and Co. is the newest salon in the Main St business district in Westfield and is a welcome addition to the Westfield Community Chamber. The Salon opened November 1st and welcomes women, men and children. The Salon offers a wide variety of treatments for the hair including cuts, color, highlighting, baco silking glaze. The Salon welcomes all ages has a handicap entrance in the rear of the building. Main Street Salon is All Exclusive to the hair product line Kaaral. Kaaral is an Italian line that has been popular in Italy for over 30 years but only recently introduced to the United States. Kaaral is a low ammonia color infused with hydrolyzed silk leaving PA your hair vibrant, smooth Dec. 2 and silky. Dessa E. Jenckel- Kennedy Along with hair services Main Street Salon offers Dec. 3 manicures and pediFay Lee Barrett – Brocton cures. They offer a seven Sarah H. D’Anna- Jamestown Larry Meneo- Jamestown Ida V. Paterniti- Jamestown

day manicure with an all natural polish called Zoya. Zoya makes the world’s longest wearing natural nail polish and nail care treatments. It is known for not having formaldehyde toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and is a Camphor free vegan friendly formula. The salon offers manicures by Artistic Nail Design with Colour Gloss Soak Off Gel Color, which is formulated to glide on just like polish and wears for a long time. Its gorgeous shades and high-gloss finish will last for up to three weeks without chipping, dulling, cracking or peeling. On the return visit, Colour Gloss soaks off quickly and completely in minutes, without any damage to the natural nail. The Salon also offers waxing, manicure and pedicure packages, bridal packages and starting Dec. 1, massage therapy packages. Laura finished by saying “even though I am new to the business community my goal for the salon is to create an environment where professionals are inspired, service is an obsession, and clients become family. We are so pleased with the welcome we have received from the Village of Westfield and the business community.” Main Street Salon and Co. would like to give special thanks to Larry Ayrault Construction for their hard work, dedication and craftsmanship for making the Salon beautiful. Come in and checkout Main Street Salon and Co! Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 Saturday. Call (716) 326-3000 for your appointment today! Walk-ins are Welcome!


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Guest Commentary: Area Fire Departments Need Volunteers By Don Gorka Hose Co. 2, Dunkirk Fire Department

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been, the extinguishment of fire, protection of life and property, and to promote the social fellowship between its members. Every volunteer fire department in Chautauqua County needs more dedicated fire fighters and medical responders than they have now. The volunteer fire companies cannot do their job without an adequate number of volunteers. New volunteers are needed today to fill the empty boots, coats and helmets of the fire service. So if you love and enjoy your community that you live in and want to serve in a capacity that will really help…join a volunteer fire department near you today.

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RELIGION SECTION Keeping the Faith

Rev. Michael Lokietek Family Church Fredonia www.thefamilychurches.org

Dear Pastor, it seems the holidays bring out the worst in family get-togethers. What can I do? You’re not alone. It seems that all the exposure to family can bring up old hurts and expectations. While holidays are meant to be a joyous time of the year, they can be dreadful if the ones we love aren’t getting along. It’s my prayer that what I share from God’s Word will be a help to you. While I’m not sure if your

family members are bornagain, as a Christian you know that arguing and being in disagreements aren’t very Christ-like. Your situation may seem trying, but I have some good news for you. You have an opportunity to use this situation to bring blessings to you and your family whenever they come together. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” When we understand how to be a peacemaker, God can give

us the grace to share His love with others and help quiet down heated situations. So what can you do to promote peace at your family gatherings? First of all, pray before your family gets together! The reason many gatherings get out of hand is that we forget to pray and ask God’s grace and peace over the event. The more you can pray before they come together, the better. Ask God to soften their hearts, help them get along, and give you the wisdom

to be a peacemaker. Never underestimate what prayer will do! Prayer allows God to do things that we couldn’t do on our own. It’s also important for you to make up your mind to walk in love even if no one else does. This is called being a witness and a shining light for God (Matthew 5:14). Don’t give into opportunities to be offended. We can be tempted to say something negative if provoked. If we give in, it will allow strife to govern our life. The Bible tells us to

overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21) and bless those who use abusive language towards us (Matthew 5:44). So don’t be discouraged. While maintaining love and gentleness when confronted with argumentative family members can be challenging, God promises that He can effectively diffuse negativity and strife. Doing it God’s way will surely bring the true holiday peace into your life and home!

only good things for His family. After all Matthew 7:11 says, “If you then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, HOW MUCH MORE shall your Father in Heaven give good things to those that ask Him?” You could say it this way: Good things are given to those that contend for them. Many believers never experience the fullness of God’s promises because they are not surrendering to the God life. The Christian Church as a whole has decided to gauge God’s will by what’s going on in

the lives of the Christians around them. You would be foolish to discern God’s will and purposes by what you see in someone else’s circumstances. We walk by faith not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7) You do not distinguish God’s will by what is going on in their lives; you confront life’s circumstances with what He promised in His Word! Once you see a promise then go after it, seek it, and do not be satisfied until your life matches the events around His throne! Once we ask, we should act as if it just showed up!

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On Earth as it is in Heaven

Rev. Tim Stahlman Family Church Jamestown www.thenewfamilychurch.com

As Jesus was giving us a model for prayer, He said something that few have seriously considered. He said in Matthew 6:10, “(pray for) Your Kingdom come, YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” This sounds familiar to our ears yet how seldom do our lives reflect this statement in reality. The Lord is telling us here to seek after and contend for God’s perfect will to be carried out just as it is in His actual dwelling place. Jesus is saying that Earth should be a carbon copy of what is occurring

around God’s throne. God’s perfect will is carried out to completion in Heaven. There His will and desires automatically come to pass. Here on Earth His will DOES NOT automatically happen. If it automatically happened then there would be no need for us to pray for it like The Lord instructed. Here on Earth believers are given the responsibility to grab a hold of God’s promises and live like God lives. (2 Peter 1:4) Many Christians are confused these days about what exactly is the will of God. The answer to that question

is simple: If it does not exist in Heaven then it is not the will of God for His family, the Church, or all believers on Earth. For example, is there sickness and disease in Heaven? No. Then it is not the will of the Father to make anyone sick. Is there poverty and lack in Heaven? No. God wants His children’s needs to be met. Is anyone full of depression and anxiety in Heaven? No. The Bible says that in His presence is the fullness of joy. (Psalm 16:11) That is God’s will for His people. I have been criticized for believing that God wants

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Frewsburg Rest Home Offers Special Training Facing the Challenges of Parkinson’s Disease is scheduled for Wednesday The Frewsburg Rest Home Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. continues its series of edu- in the second floor recrecational seminars open to ation room. Seats may be the public with a one-hour limited at the 2 p.m. session seminars entitled, Facing because this is a mandathe Challenges of Parkintory in-service for the son’s Disease. This is being Frewsburg Rest Home staff. provided through a special Refreshments will be served grant obtained by the Erie and the program will start 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus on time. BOCES. The presenter is Paul G. H. Robbins, a grad- Participants are encouraged to use the visitor’s parking uate of Jamestown High lot on the right-hand side School and the University facing the building and the of Notre Dame. Mr. Robmain entrance at the back bins is currently a Masters of the lot. Contact Dennis candidate through George Bechmann at 569-3095 or Washington University. dennis@frewsburgrestAccording to Dennis R. home.com if you have quesBechmann, administrator tions or to reserve your seat of the Rest Home, “This training is guaranteed to be for the training. of interest to personal and The Frewsburg Rest Home professional care givers. for Adults is an eighty-bed The seminar is designed to Adult Care Facility proprovide guidelines for deal- viding twenty-four hour, ing with those who have the seven day per week peace disease and highlight easily of mind for residents and used techniques to mantheir loved-ones. Operated age behavior and improve by the Sischo family since the quality of life for those 1974. afflicted.” Contributed Article Frewsburg Rest Home

What to Watch Out for When Donating to Charity

Statepoint Even when times are tough, many Americans budget a portion of their assets to go to charity. According to Giving USA, a research institute that publishes data and trends on charitable giving, Americans contributed more than $298.42 billion to charities in 2011. While your heart may guide you to a particular charity, don’t just hand over your hard-earned money without getting some information. Though all charities purport to be doing good work, some organizations have less than stellar track records. Just as you would scrutinize a financial investment, so should you examine a charity to ensure your money makes the biggest impact possible. Fortunately, there are resources out there that can help. For example, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, established by the Better Business Bureau, connects donors to charities they can trust. Without judging the worthiness of a charity’s mission, BBB Wise Giving Alliance applies 20 Standards that ensure that a charity is aboveboard in

• Girls Inc.: Girls Inc. offers programs that help girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers, equipping them to achieve academic success, lead healthy, physically active lives, manage money, and discover an interest in historically male-dominated fields like technology, engineering and math. They award multiple college scholarships annually. • National Center for Learning Disabilities Donating to a charity that supports education is an investment in your community. (c) Monkey Business (NCLD): NCLD advocates Fotolia.com success for students with learning disabilities by is investing in the future everything it does, from connecting parents and of the local, national and money-management, to educators with resources global communities. public transparency, to inand tools. teractions with its board. Here are some great You can get a free copy of examples of educational Your money will be betan evaluative listing of eduorganizations that meet the cational and other national ter used if you donate to a charity that is well run and standards of BBB and could charities by sending your use your help. meets these standards. name and address to Wise Giving Guide, 3033 Wilson • DonorsChoose.org: This So the next time you online charity makes it easy Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, donate, first consider accessing a free report of the for donors to help students VA, 22201 or email give@ council.bbb.org. in need. Public school charity of your choice at teachers post classroom www.give.org. And if your With the cost of education charity is not listed, you can project requests ranging on the rise, the need to from basic school supplies request a review. offer financial support to to musical instruments. educational institutions is One sector, in particular, Donors can choose projincreasingly important. But that is always in need of remember, if you’re going charitable support is educa- ects based on criteria like to give, give wisely. tion. Investing in education location, subject, cost, or poverty level.

Chautauqua County Executive Encourages Use of ProAct Rx Discount Cards Discount Cards Provide Over $2.6 Million in Savings to Residents.

Over 9,000 Residents Without Prescription Coverage Could Benefit from Discount Card Contributed Article Office of the County Executive

County Executive Gregory J. Edwards announced the Chautauqua County Discount card in 2009 and since that time County residents have filled more than 90,000 prescriptions and saved over $2.6 million

dollars by using this free discount card. Edwards partnered with ProAct, Inc. to provide financial relief for residents who are uninsured or underinsured and needed to fill prescriptions. This program was made available through ProAct, Inc. at no cost to Chautauqua County or participants. “Every month I review the usage of the prescription

card by residents and I recently learned that residents are savings an average of 49% on prescription costs and in September alone this amount exceeded $83,000,” said Edwards. The program offers residents a hassle-free way to save money. There are no enrollment forms to fill out, no membership fees, and no age or income requirements. The prescription discount card can be used

at any pharmacy in the area and at over 55,000 pharmacies nationwide. Seniors have found the card especially useful in helping defray some of the costs related to the Medicare prescription “donut hole.” Prescription Drug Discount Cards are available at many local pharmacies and at various Chautauqua County departments, including: County Clerk’s Office, Health Department,

and Social Services. Residents with computer access can print a card any time by visiting the ProAct website at www.NYRxDiscountCard.com. You may also contact the Chautauqua County Executive’s office at (716) 753-4211 for more information. “Currently there are over 9,000 residents in the County that do not have prescription coverage,” said Edwards. “I would like to

remind every resident to sign up for this absolutely free benefit so they can begin saving money and the uninsured and underinsured can receive their necessary prescriptions.” ProAct, Inc. is a Pharmacy Benefit Management Company based in Central New York and a division of Kinney Drugs.


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“Sponsoring” Christmas, Transforming Lives The Ministry of Love Inc.

ways by other organizations. Executive Director Chris Kibbe says that the same intake is required for those seeking help to make Christmas a reality for their families. After a need has been verified, Kibbe says “we get a list of what they would like, like a wish list and then connect them to a sponsor.” Kibbe says Love Inc sends out emails to churches, giving members the opportunity to make Christmas a reality for a family. Sometimes, Kibbe says, the giver has special requests, for instance, children under ten for those same families has be the recipients, at other By Patricia Pihl also been part of its mission times, an entire family is Managing Editor sponsored. for the last three years. Throughout the year, Love “We give them their wish in the Name of Christ part- When families contact list and they go shopping ners with local churches to Love Inc, they are screened for them. They have the fulfill needs that would oth- to ensure that they meet option of wrapping and erwise go unmet in South- the criteria of need and delivering them, which is income and they are not ern Chautauqua County. personally what we prefer, Making Christmas a reality being helped in the similar because that connects them directly to the person and creates another opportunity for them to be the “hands at The Beauty Bar and feet of Christ,” as 1110 Newland Ave., Jamestown, NY Christians are commanded. Phone: 397-7494 Sponsors can buy some or Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Evenings by Appointment all items on the list. Gift Cards Available “These are truly people who would truly not have Men’s & Kid’s Cuts Only $8 a Christmas. We do a BRING THIS AD IN TO RECEIVE financial sheet, looking at $10 OFF ANY CHEMICAL SERVICE their expenses versus their Expires 12/31/12 income. When you look at that, they are barely making

ends meet, so you know for a fact there would not be a Christmas if we had not stepped in.” Kibbe says she often gets thank you notes from recipients. Sometimes when they come to pick up their gifts, they are as Kibbe describes, “overwhelmed.” “People have just hugged me and said, ‘you have no idea, we would not have had a Christmas if it wasn’t for you.’ ” Kids are also getting something that they want. “It’s not just toys, but specific items they have asked formaybe they like Batman, or Spiderman or legos. We put that on the list, and tell the sponsors, this is their wish list, you don’t have to get everything, it’s at your discretion. Take your list and have fun. “ As for the givers, Kibbe says, “These are people who get it. They step up because they know there are less fortunately people out there who need help and it’s not even that they’re Love Inc. Executive Director Chris Kibbe wealthy. I see people who are struggling who still soring a family this Christ- is in the name of Christ. want to give.” She says it Our goal is to transform mas, should call Kibbe at is also a teachable lesson lives.” 338-9828. She asks that in the household, helpgivers be people of faith. Love Inc. is located in the ing parents teach children “They need to be Christians Gateway Center, 31 Water that there are less fortunate to sponsor a family, because families in the community that’s who we are. Our core Street in Jamestown. that they help. value is Christian. EveryPersons interested in spon- thing we think, say and do

Small Business, continued from pg. 1 Fredonia. “We offer a wide variety of unique products and feature more personalized items that you can’t necessarily find in the bigger stores. For some people, you can’t put a price on that because you are offering to them products they desire

and the convenience of purchasing them from a unique business located nearby.” The entrepreneurs and families who run these businesses on a day-to-day basis offer what the chains and e-commerce companies don’t, namely one-of-akind gifts presented to each customer with top-notch customer service. Shopping at a small business means

making an effort to support your neighborhood and the people who live nearby as opposed to big corporations based someplace else and run by people you likely have never met. “We’ve had more and more people come in recently who have told us they are making a concentrated effort to shop 100 percent local this holiday season,” said Kristie Brown, the

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Mindfully Managing the Holiday Season following tips to pay attention without judgment: Patricia McClennan, MA, NCC, CASAC Recognize and Allow WCA Hospital Inpatient Mental Although the temptation Health Assistant Manager during time of high stress Another holiday season. is to ignore, resist, and disCarefully crafted decoratract from discomfort, try tions, lovingly prepared instead to focus on and pay meals, snuggling in front attention to each activity, of the fireplace, crunchthought, and feeling. Ask ing through fresh snow, your self what beliefs you shared memories with fam- are carrying about holidays. ily. If this describes your Accept the fact that your holidays, read no further. body carries stress. You Instead share your blessings can’t treat what you don’t with others! However, if acknowledge. instead, you anticipate long Break it Down shopping lines, financial It’s easy to feel overstress of extra purchases, whelmed with thoughts of more commitments than deadlines and competing can fit in a week, conflict invitations. Incorporating with family, and pressure a mindful holiday includes between work and family paying attention to the curcommitments, read on. rent moment, and allowing While the holiday season the rest to fade away. Rather brings joy, it can also bring than worrying about servstress and lead to what ing the perfect dinner for many term the “holiday 20, instead focus on simply blues”. The very same activi- the next step – i.e.: deciding ties that bring joy for many on a menu, writing a shopcan be the very things that ping list. Don’t be afraid to bring about stress, sadness, ask for help. Remember, and resentment for others. great expectations lead to Add to this the sorrows of great disappointments. memories from past losses, and this season can quickly Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude become overwhelming. Find things that you are While there is no quick fix, practicing mindfulness grateful for in the present can assist with this season’s moment. If you have to work on a holiday, be gratehustle and bustle. Try the ful you are able to share the Contributed Article

day with co-workers, or that you are employed in a difficult economy. If you are disconnected with your family, be grateful for any “family of choice”. If you are at a obligatory dinner or function, be grateful for the delicious food. Pay Attention to the Small Stuff No matter what you have planned (or don’t) during this holiday season, take a few minutes to notice what’s around you. Drive home a different way and notice the holiday lights. Watch the smiles on children’s faces as they walk through the local

mall and see all the decorations. During the boring or chaotic or uncomfortable work/family gathering, take small bites of food and pay attention to the taste. Make a cup of hot cocoa and sip it outside, looking at the stars or snow. Take a few minutes right now and notice what you can see, hear, and touch. When your mind drifts to what “should” or “could” be, gently bring it back to the present. Whatever this holiday season brings, add to it a young child’s natural sense of curiosity.

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and Dunkirk. 24-hour help is available through the Emergency Department. Crisis counseling is available at all times. No matter where a patient enters the system there is a connection for a seamless continuum of care. Individual, group and family therapy are available. WCA offers help for patients with both a mental illness and chemical abuse diagnosis (MICA). To learn more about WCA Hospital’s behavioral health services, visit their website at www. wcahospital.org.

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New Year’s Resolution: Give Yourself a New Look StatePoint If you’ve sported the same hairstyle since telephones came with cords, this might be the year to make a change. Keep in mind, hair makeovers don’t have to be drastic to look great. There’s no need to shed massive amounts of length. Instead, the refresh can be subtle and chic. Here are four ways to start your new year with the perfect hairstyle: • Go Big: After years of headhugging, sleek strands, bigger now is better. “Think full, lush,

Victoria’s Secret hair,” says Matrix Artistic Director, Nick Stenson. A layered cut can provide the perfect foundation for body, as shorter pieces push the lengths up and out. Another quick way to build extra boost? Blow dry your hair with a large, round brush, then set it on jumbo Velcro rollers and let it cool. Why not do what many celebrities do before hitting the red carpet? “Most of the women in Hollywood have extensions that add body and length,” says Stenson. “There are lots of fun

temporary extensions you can clip-in for a special night out, or even wear every day.” • Go Bang: Whether it’s a dramatic side-sweep; a ’60s-inspired, brow-grazing shape or an airy, pixie fringe, bangs can update a hairstyle in no time. “There’s a flattering fringe for every face shape and personal style,” says Matrix Artistic Director, Ammon Carver. “For example, long, wispy, angled bangs are a classic and can soften a round or square face. A blunt, long, solid fringe gives off a bohemian vibe and also

covers a long forehead and balances a pointed chin.” Work with your hairstylist to assess your face and create a custom fringe that suits you perfectly. • Go Bold: When you’re thinking about color this year, don’t stop at blonde or brunette. Today’s hair hues run the gamut from dusty pastels like lilac, silver and pink, to bold shades of amethyst, coral or mulberry. “Depending on your personal style, you can opt for an allover hue transformation or simply add a bright panel or

streak for an unexpected pop of color,” says Stenson. • Go Brilliant: Want to know the secret to looking younger? Forget Botox -- it’s all about shiny, gleaming hair. Dull, dry strands add years to your look, so investigate shine-boosting strategies in the new year. “Start by selecting the right conditioner,” suggests Carver. “Your stylist can assess whether you need moisture, protein or a combination of both and help you select a formula for your hair type, whether it’s fine or thick and coarse.”

A glossing hair color treatment will also boost the shine factor. It’s like topcoat for your hair. And don’t forget the finishing touch -- lightweight styling oil, applied to damp hair before drying and styling. “I love Biolage Exquisite Oil,” says Carver “It contains Moringa Oil and delivers weightless shine.” More 2013 hairstyle trends and suggestions are available at www.matrix.com. Let a new year mean a new you and a new ‘do.

be included in the Union Relief packages.” Reported Julie Devlin, youth center director. “We’re pleased to be invited to participate and look forward to this project each year.” The YWCA Youth Center is open every Thursday evening from 7 – 9 p.m. Middle and high school students are welcome to attend. There is no charge to attend but a $10 youth membership is suggested. Dollar Day Specials Fitness visits are on sale for $1 each until Dec. 21. These visits can be added to a YWCA fitness membership and used anytime, there is no limit to the number of

visits and they remain valid as long as the membership is current. Purchases can be made at the YWCA office during business hours, checks and cash are accepted. Pre School Christmas Celebration The YWCA preschool Christmas celebration will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the YWCA. All pre school participants and their families are welcome. The students will present a short Christmas program, featuring holiday songs. Santa will be on hand and refreshments will be served.

YWCA Westfield News By Katie Smith Contributing Writer

New Year, New You The YWCA Westfield is pleased to announce a fitness program designed to carry you through the holidays and set the stage for a “New Year, New You”. This six week program will begin Saturday morning, Dec. 15th with signups that include a weigh in and blood pressure check. For the next six Saturdays, local personal trainer Jillann Lindstrom will lead a “Total Body Toner Circuit Class” specially designed for beginner and intermediate levels. Fitness levels,

including weight and blood pressures will be checked on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Participants who have maintained their weight and blood pressure or show weight loss and blood pressure reductions will be awarded prizes and invited to be a guest at the annual YWCA Spa Day event. Initial sign up and registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 and the hour long classes will meet Saturday, Dec. 22 and 29 as well as Jan. 5, 12, 19 and concluding on January 26. Each class will begin at 9 a.m. in the YWCA gymnasium and run about one hour. The

class is open to both men and women over the age of 18. The cost for the entire six week session is $10 plus a current YWCA membership. More information is available by contacting the YWCA at 326.2011 but in person registration and sign up is required. Holiday Open House The annual YWCA Christmas Open House will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. “In YWCA history this has been called the “Hanging of The Greens” reported board president Ivy Higginbotham. “In fact our building is already decorated and this

is a great opportunity for the community to come and visit us. Light refreshments will be served, staff, board members and trustees will be on hand to extend Christmas greetings to our guests. No reservations are needed, everyone is welcome.” Youth Center Projects Participants at a recent Thursday night Youth Center made chocolate treats for the Union Relief gift bags. “Each year the YWCA partners with Union Relief to give back to the community and this year our youth center kids created over 35 bags of chocolate covered pretzels that will


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To Order a Pizza at “Mozzarella Madness” Wouldn’t Be Foolish in particular at lunchtime. Mozzarella Madness offers Star Contributing Writer a special bargain lunch A pizza shop, like a post Monday through Friday. office, can be found in For $5 there is a choice almost every town. What of personal pizzas, sanddesignates the new pizza wiches, chips, and a soda. shop, “Mozzarella MadOf course, items other ness,” in Sherman from than that of the luncheon many other commonplace specials can be ordered pizza shops is that they from the regular menu: The also serve breakfast. “It just bistro burger, with pickles seemed like a logical thing and pepper jack cheese. Or, for me to do,” said Denise the bronco burger, a hamWoods, the owner-manager burger with barbecue sauce of Mozzarella Madness, “I and onion rings. got the kitchen anyway.” “I’ve got ‘The PittsburImplied in her reasoning may well be that a pancake gher,’” Denise announced. The item is comparable to is geometrically similar to the celebrated primanti a pizza; it’s round and one sandwich of that city: meat, can put toppings on it. coleslaw, and French-fries The logic to expand the all beneath one bun. “I already successful pizza wanted something differbusiness to include a Satur- ent,” Woods said, referring day and Sunday breakfast to the other restaurants in comes from a sound back- Sherman, “but I try to stay ground in the restaurant out of competition with industry. Denise has had those across the street.” plenty of experience in the food business—as a restau- In addition, and not surprisingly, Mozzarella rant manager, as a buffet Madness suggests patrons director, and as a retail order a pizza of any size grocery supervisor. “And,” with as expected, mozzashe adds with definitive confidence, “I was at Pizza rella cheese. The restaurant offers the customary topHut for nine years.” Then, pings: sausages, peppers, in argument to her pizza olives, etc. The pizza shop proprietorship, “I think also has “flat-bread” thin people like mine better.” crust pizza dough. There is Many in the town of the “macaroni-and cheese Sherman would agree, as pizza.” Yes, the ubiquitous evidenced by the brisk traf- delight of adolescent snackfic throughout the day and ing—macaroni noodles, By Peter Hamilton

fied farmhouse scene. In that scene, Amish sawyers fall trees, Amish children run behind horse-drawn farm equipment, cows stand ready for milking, and Amish women serve meals on picnic tables. At one table, children gather around for pizza, the box opened for slice snatching. Anne Weaver, a Sherman area Amish folk-artist whose popular work is widely accepted for its detailed, down-to-earth style, painted the mural. “The Amish are one of my main customers. I didn’t think they liked pizza and wings like they do,” Woods said, referring perhaps indirectly to the large pastoral mural on the wall. Does Mozzarella Madness deliver? “Yes, we often take orders out to Amish families.” “Friday is fish fry,” Denise said proudly. “We get fresh fish every Friday.” “And fresh oranges on weekends,” she added, expanding on her new Cutline: Denise Woods, owner of Mozzarella Madness, stands in front of her Sherman Saturday-Sunday breakfast restaurant. hours. “When the customer orders juice, I fresh squeeze as if ready to chomp widely the oranges right then,” diners also love the thirtycheese sauce—baked on into sausage and tomatoes, Denise said, illustrating the foot mural of large, toothy top of round pizza dough. process with a downward sharks swimming hungrily are leering life-size like “Kids love it,” Denise press motion. The restauthose seen through the as depicted on a painted Woods declared. rant serves homemade glass aquarium window at mural on one full side of Kids, and numerous other biscuits, choice of meats, sea-world zoo. the restaurant wall. Some, and pancakes. “Real maple The shark scene, as told syrup, made right here in by Denise, was painted by Sherman,” she emphasized. students from the SherThe breakfast menu inman area school. They cludes “The Breakfast even included pepperoniBowl”. It is a full course shaped bubbles coming of breakfast foods generfrom the ravenous sharks. Why sharks? Denise Woods ously served, “heaped,” as explained, “The pizza shop Denise Woods describes it, inside in a deep bowl made was called ‘White Shark Pizza’ before I took it over.” of bread, filled with three eggs, sausage, ham, bacon, Across from that wall, sausage-gravy, peppers, and another hand-painted topped with a mound of mural portrays a countrimelted cheese. “That’ll keep you going all day,” Denise’s mother, and part-time waitress promised as she placed the bowl at a table. Whether in a bowl, or flat on a round dough, or placed between buns, to get Let Our Staff of Trained Professionals Assist food at Mozzarella Madness You With Your Next Copy or Print Job. would not be foolish.  The pizza restaurant is lo cated at 111 W. Main Street  and is open seven days a   week until 9 p.m. Reservations, for a seat next to a large shark, can be made U CUT & FRESH CUT TREES! by calling 716- 761-6131. Interested persons can also Concolor Fir • Fraser Fir Premium Quality visit Mozzarella Madness Balsam Fir • Douglas Fir Christmas Trees on Facebook. Blue & Norway Spruce & Wreaths Sizes 4-12 ft.+ Peter Hamilton is a freelance writer. He can be reached at phamiler@gmail. com

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The 1891 Fredonia Opera House continues the 2012-13 season of Live at the Met high definition opera broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera with Giuseppe Verdi’s classic drama of political intrigue and thwarted romance, Un Ballo in Maschera, on Sat., Dec. 8, at 1 p.m.

“To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Verdi, this year’s Met season features several of the master composer’s operas,” says Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis. “This week’s offering, Un Ballo in Maschera, is a unique new Met production staged by acclaimed opera director David Alden, with a charismatic cast of stars.”

Led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi, Un Ballo in Maschera features some of the Met’s leading Verdi stars in the central roles of the opera’s love triangle: Marcelo Álvarez as the ill-fated King Gustavo III; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as his best friend and eventual rival, Count Anckarström; and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Anckarström’s wife and the object of the king’s secret passion. Kathleen Kim sings the coloratura role of Oscar, Gustavo’s page, and Stephanie Blythe is Mme. Ulrica Arvidsson, a fortune-teller with ominous news for the king. Superstar soprano Deborah Voigt hosts the transmission and conducts backstage interviews with the stars. The Associated Press calls the production “an intriguing, fresh look at one of the essential works of the repertory.” The production lasts three hours, 24 minutes, notes Davis. “There are two intermissions,” he adds, “during which the Opera House will have snacks and beverages available for purchase in the trustee room on the second floor of Village Hall. (No food or beverage is allowed inside the theatre.)” Live at the Met opera

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Giuseppe Verdi’s classic drama of political intrigue and thwarted romance, Un Ballo in Maschera, will be screened live in high definition at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Sat., Dec. 8, starting at 1 p.m. Photos: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

broadcasts are made possible by Dr. James M. and Marcia Merrins, who funded the purchase of the satellite transmission and projection equipment used in the series. Additional support comes from Bob and Shirley Coon, Bob and Susan Dilks, Steve and Mary Rees and DFT Communications. Tickets to Un Ballo in Maschera are $20 ($18 for Opera House and Met members, $15 for students) and are available in advance by calling or visiting the Box Office at 716-679-1891 Tuesday – Friday, 1-5 p.m. They also may be purchased online anytime at www.fredopera. org. The Opera House also is offering a new flexible opera subscription consisting of nine tickets that can

be used however the patron wants – one at a time to nine different operas, all at once for nine people, or anything in between. The flexible opera subscription is $161. Chautauqua County’s only performing arts center pre-

senting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-forprofit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.

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Public performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the Nutcracker are $25 for loge seating; $20 for adults; $15 for seniors and $12 for children / students. Tickets may be reserved by calling the Reg Lenna Box Office at 716-484-7070. Sponsors of this year’s Nutcracker include the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, Inc. and M&T Bank. The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet (CRYB) is a not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality classical ballet instruction to youth from Chautauqua County the surrounding areas.


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The area’s newest live regional independent music radio show will be presenting its December event with Bumpy Peterson, Amanda Barton and Bill Ward on Tuesday Dec. 11. Live from Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room,” In Our Back Yard-LIVE! builds upon the tradition of the weekly KISS-FM 106.9 radio show, “In Our Back Yard” which has been airing the best in homemade music every Sunday night. Jamestown’s Trinity Guitars has teamed up with the radio station and Martin Guitars to present monthly live music radio broadcasts unplugged and hosted by Chautauqua County’s Bill Ward. The shows will presented on select Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. from November to May at Trinity Guitars, 800 West Third Street in Jamestown. Each show will feature the live performances of two independent artists from the Northeastern US. It will then be aired the following Sunday as that week’s IOBY show. The events are free to the public, but reservations for each event must be secured through Trinity Guitars before admission. Rapidly gaining popularity, IOBY Live has caught the attention of legendary guitar company Martin Guitars, who has become a supporter of the program through Trinity Guitars. Martin and Trinity have provided a new Martin guitar to be played by one of the guest artists on each show. At the end of the season, that guitar will be donated to the Infinity Performing Arts Program. Bumpy Peterson is a Chautauqua County icon, having performed since the 60’s with “Bumpy and the Jaguars,” recording and playing with “Bumpy and Sawmill Run,” and leaving an indelible mark on the Northeastern Country music scene. Bill Ward and Amanda Barton, each stag-

Check It Out! Free Demo Music Class for Babies through Pre-K, parents, caregivers 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Growing with Music Together, 369 W. Main, Fredonia 716-673-9020

Friday, Dec. 7 Light a Life-Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony

5:30 p.m. Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Ave., Lakewood www.hospicechautco.org 716-338-0033

Madrigal Feste, Dinner Theater 5:30- 9:30 p.m. Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia www.fredonia.edu 716 673-3501

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Infinity Arts Café 7-9 p.m. 115 E. Third St. Jamestown www.infinityperformingarts.org 716-664-0991

Saturday, Dec. 8 Free Demo Music Class 10- 10:45 a.m. Growing with Music Together (for babies through pre-K, parents and caregivers) 369 W. Main St., Fredonia 716-673-9020 Bumpy Peterson and Granddaughter Amanda Barton

ing a strong musical career on their own, have forged a powerhouse duo. Strong songwriting, harmonies, and instrumental prowess mark every performance. “The first show was an overwhelming success,” said Ward, “This one will be pretty incredible; Bumpy is Western NY royalty, and folks will get a chance to hear some of Amanda’s newest stuff. We’re pretty pumped.” Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is a multifaceted, innovative music and arts education

program located in Jamestown, NY. The Infinity concept was developed as an opportunity for aspiring young musicians to develop and enhance their creative talents and performance skills under the supervision and guidance of local, professional musicians and educators. Trinity Guitars owner Jim Holler emphasized the importance of Infinity. “Without that organization, the arts would not be in the place it is here right now. We’re very pleased that Martin is helping to

Crochet Activism spotlight independent music and this program.” There are a very limited number of seats available so reservations are required and the audience must be seated by 6:30 for the 7:00 pm show. This month’s IOBY Live will be broadcast on 106.9 at 6 pm on Sunday, December 16 in the regular In Our Back Yard time slot. Reservations may be made for the December 11 IOBY Live show with Bumpy Peterson, Amanda Barton and Bill Ward by calling 716.665.4490 or emailing kathy@trinityguitars.com. Information can also be found on the event’s Facebook page; search In Our Back Yard – Live!

OnGoing Events The Holiday Giving Trees 2012

Chautauqua Suites Hotel and Expo Center, Mayville, NY 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Vote for your favorite tree to benefit local charities and enter a chance to stay Through December 716-269-7829

Dunkirk Free Library Story-Time and Craft (Tuesday and Thursday)

1 - 3 p.m. Audubon Nature Center www.jamestownautdubon. org 716-569-2345

Live at the Met EncoreUn Ballo in Mashera 3:25 p.m. 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church Street. www.fredoniaopera.org 716-679-1891

The Mayan Truth

(A film about the Mayan prophesies for this time) 7 p.m. McEwen Hall, SUNY Fredonia, Room G24 716-672-7570

Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Chamber Concert

7-8 p.m. SS Peter & Paul Church, 508 Cherry Street, Jamestown cryouthsymphony.com 716- 664-2465

Sunday, Dec. 9 Benefit Dinner for family of Ashley Saxton

12-6 p.m., Den Adelsman’s Klub, Gerry Chinese auction, raffles, 50/50, holiday bake sale 716-490-0188 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For children ages 3 - 5 years old. 716-366-2511

Downtown Jamestown Winter Market

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Hospice Extends Light a Life By Scott Wise Senior Copy Writer

The holiday season is in full swing. Travel plans are being confirmed, people are exchanging gifts and soon the snow will begin to fly. With the holidays come joyful opportunities to make memories with family and friends. But they also bring the chance to remember friends and families who aren’t here to celebrate. Hospice of Chautauqua County is shoulder-deep in it’s Light a Life memorial tree lighting campaign, with many of the county’s villages and communities having already lit their memorial trees. Travel from Irving to the state line and you’re bound to see a tree decorated with red ribbonsHospice’s fund-raising

way of helping community members remember their loved ones this holiday season. Because of the growing popularity of the tree lightings, Hospice has extended the sale of its memorial bows through the month of December. “We wanted to give more people an opportunity to give, and to remember,” said Megan D’Angelo, Hospice’s Director of Community Relations. “Not mention we’ve had a growing interest week after week of communities who want to participate in the tree lighting.” While the main tree lighting for Light a Life took place at the DJDC annual holiday parade, there are

still a few communities remaining who will have tree lighting ceremonies. They are: Lakewood: The tree will be at Hospice’s headquarters on Rt. 394, and will be lit at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. Sinclairville: The ceremony will take place on Dec. 8 at 4:30 at ‘Christmas in the Park.’ North Harmony: On Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., the North Harmony Town Hall will be holding a tree lighting ceremony. Bows are only $5 each, and are placed in memory of someone dear to you. If you’d like to purchase a bow before it’s too late, contact Hospice at 716-338-0033 or visiting them online at www.hospicechautco.org.

Benefit for the Family of Ashley Saxton while commuting and staying in Buffalo. Please join us for a home This past summer, Miss cooked dinner of turkey & Ashley Saxton lost her life gravy on biscuits or mashed due to complications of cystic fibrosis and diabetes. potatoes. A vegetable, Ashley spent the last month desert, and beverage (juice, coffee, and tea) will also of her life at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Buf- be served. Take out meals, bottled water, and pop will falo, NY. also be available. Unfortunately, Ashley did not have life insurance and DJ Good Rich & Karaoke will entertain us as well her parents, Nancy Smith as live music and an open and Todd Saxton, need assistance with her final ex- mike. penses as well as the many There will be a Chinese expenses they incurred auction, raffles, 50/50 tickContributed Article Diane Speadling

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Pasta Dinner “Helping Keep Kids off Drugs” riage House Companies, Inc., Petri Baking Products, Pepsi Beverages Company, Sandee’s Bakery, Ecklof Bakery, McDonald’s, Tim Horton Café & Bake Shop, Red Lobster Restaurants, Ruby Tuesday, Coffee Exchange Inc., Top’s Friendly Markets, and Wal-Mart Supercenter. A special thank you goes out to the First Covenant Church, Bill VanStry, Tony Bellanca and the cooking crew. Since 1974, CASAC, a not-for-profit United Way supported agency, has been dedicated to providing prevention education and community awareness pertaining to alcohol and door. Tickets can be purContributed Article other drugs. CASAC is the chased from any CASAC CASAC only New York State Office board or staff member or by of Alcoholism & Substance Chautauqua Alcoholcalling CASAC at 664-3608. Abuse Services (OASAS) ism and Substance Abuse Drive-thru is available for approved and supported Council’s sixth annual Pasta take-out orders starting at alcohol and other drug for Prevention Benefit din- 4:30 p.m.. prevention agency in Chauner will be held from 5 to The dinner is being suptauqua County. For further 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. ported by Support Eninformation about CASAC 13 at the First Covenant programs and services, call Church, 520 Spring Street. terprises of the Resource Center, CASAC Board of the Jamestown office at Local chef Bill VanStry, Directors, and Northwest 664-3608, or the Dunkirk along with Tony Bellanca Savings Bank. office at 366-4623. will cook the homemade sauce and meatballs. Presale Other sponsors include: tickets are $7 and $8 at the Bob Evans Farms, The Car-

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and they run the gift shop. them to the activity they “We appreciate all the love would enjoy the most.” For Lutheran Social Services and compassion they bring more information about Each year Lutheran chooses to our residents.” Carlson volunteering at Lutheran, one special volunteer to call 665-8090. said. “We interview each be honored at the Western volunteer to learn their New York Leading Age preferences and we match Recognition Dinner, held in Buffalo during May. Warren Nelson of Edgewood Communities was recognized for his thirteen years of volunteer service to the residents at Lutheran. “Warren is one of our most faithful and dependable volunteers,” said Suellen Carlson, Director of Volunteers. “The residents and staff have come to know him and look forward to seeing him every Wednesday, either on the units or 8578 Erie Rd. (Rt. 5), Angola, NY • 549-1212 in the hallways as he trans68 Years with: Good Advice, Good Products, Good Prices, Good ports our people to and Services, Good Employees, Good Suppliers, & Good Customers! from the beauty shop.” EDEN PURE HEATERS WHITE PINE He also volunteers his BLACKTOP PATCH MINWAX STAIN time to be an independent ICE MELT IAMS PET FOOD reviewer for G.A. Family TREATED LUMBER NUTRO PET FOOD HARD WOOD PELLETS Services. “This came as a KRYLON PAINT LEAF RAKES PRATT & LAMBERT PAINT complete surprise and I’m ROCK SALT honored to receive this All at Bargin Prices www.samslumber.com award,” Warren said. “I enjoy giving a little something back. Over the years I’ve grown close to the residents and look forward to seeing them each week.” Warren and his wife, Anne have been residents on the Lutheran Campus for twelve years. The volunteers at Lutheran help transport residents to therapy, the beauty shop, dentist and podiatrist and accompany residents to doctors’ appointment. They are friendly visitors Contributed Article

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The Zonta Club of Jamestown had another successful year at their Tour DeZonta bike rally. There were over 100 participants that joined in the beautiful day to ride throughout Chautauqua County. Just after the Tour DeZonta bike rally this July, an anonymous donor gave the club a 42” Flat Screen TV to raffle for the benefit of Lily’s Hope. Lily’s Hope, a Zonta Club of Jamestown project, provides free wigs, turbans, hat and scarves to women residing in Chautauqua County who are undergoing cancer treatment. The television raffle netted $885, and the winner of the television set was Alice Dickenson from Gasport, NY. Zonta Club of Jamestown is a local chapter of Zonta International, an organization of businesses and professional executives working together to advance the status of women worldwide. If you would like additional information regarding Zonta or Lily’s Hope, please go to www. zontajamestown.org

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Habitat Invites Public to Home Dedication in Mayville Contributed Article Habitat for Humanity

Mid-County Habitat for Humanity cordially invites the public to attend the dedication of its second home Sunday, Dec. 9, in Mayville. The Rev. James Bailey of the Park United Methodist Church in Sinclairville will offer the blessing for the home and its first residents, Michael Webb, his sons, Nicolas, 7; and Haedyn, 5; and daughters, Taryn, 8; and Maddison, 13. Scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., the home is located at 64 W. Chautauqua Street (Route 430 West), heading toward Sherman and on the left side of the road. Visitors should wear sturdy shoes because the entry path is steep. Mike Ricketts of Mayville, Project Coordinator and

MC for the event, had this to say, “The dedication of a Habitat home marks the end of hours and hours of giving on the part of our volunteers to help a deserving family realize the dream of owning their own home.

It is a time to celebrate and a time to say thank you for all the love and the talents that have gone into this home. Please join us on this very special day.”

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reported on the success of the recent grocery raffle to Cassadaga Branch Library help with library expenses. Members of the Cassadaga Photographs of the group Branch Library Association were taken by member met recently at the home John Sipos, who serves as of Kathy George for their the Cassadaga Village Hismonthly meeting, and the torian. Sipos had on display, annual cookie exchange. photographs of the group Each member brought two dating back 10 years. dozen of homemade cookThe library association ies, and exchanged them with other members. Reci- was formed in 1938 as a singing group. In those pes were also discussed. early years, the group sang Member Susan W. Sipos is working on the new Library and entertained at many events, and as World War II Cookbook which should began, public appearances be ready for sale in the were stopped. The group spring. The cookbook will include the original library continued their name, The Ladies Chorus, and concookbook from 1950, a tinued to do community historical background of service working with the the library, recipes from Red Cross, and sponsoring the 2003 cookbook, and new recipes. Chairman Lois a recreational program for the children of the elemenFranz opened the meeting tary school. In 1946, the with a welcome to all, and group decided to sponsor a secretary Trudy Coulcher library, and began gatherread the minutes of the ing used books and storing previous meeting. Treathem. When the library surer Kathi Runkle gave room was ready at the elethe financial report, and Contributed Article

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mentary school, books were carried in baskets to the New Library. There have been several moves of the library and a new building was constructed in 1993. It is called the Cassadaga Branch Library, a branch of the Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library of Stockton. The Cassadaga building has been closed for a while now, and currently renovations are being done to get the library to open by midyear. A generous donation was received from Margaret Sawkins to help with renovations. Through the years, and with the efforts of many people, the library has seen growth, and kept up with an ever changing world. The Library group will be taking a break in December, and will hold its next meeting on Monday afternoon Jan. 28th at 3 p.m. New members are always welcome.

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The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) will be offering pet photos with Santa on weekends in December at PetSmart in Lakewood, NY and Erie, PA. “Santa Claws” allows for pictures of pets, pets with kids, or pets with the family and provides one 4x6 digital photograph per package in a holiday collector frame. The cost is $9.95 with the use of a PetPerks card and five dollars from every package is donated to CCHS. CCHS will be set up to take pictures from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 12/8 and 9, 12/15 and 16 at the Lakewood PetSmart. For more information call 665-2209. The Chautauqua County Humane Society consists of three Jamestown locations, the Pet Adoption Center at 2825 Strunk Road, the 2nd

Chances Thrift Store in the Fairmount Shopping Plaza, and the Stray Animal Holding Center on Fluvanna Avenue. It is a non-profit that is not part of any government organization and its

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The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is seeking help to permanently re–home the shelter’s Cat Colony residents before phase one remodeling starts in January 2013. The goal is to spare the cats the extra stress of the construction process by finding them homes prior to beginning demolition. The Cat Colony section of the Strunk Road shelter in Jamestown will be revamped as a result of a successful capital campaign conducted last spring and summer that raised $25,000 to cover the costs. The new cat area will allow for an

improved quality of life and better hygiene methods that ultimately reduce behavioral issues and increase adoptability. CCHS is introducing the “Buddy System” adoption promotion effective immediately. The “Buddy System” allows the basic adoption fee for one Colony Cat to be reduced to $60. If someone is willing to adopt a second colony cat or bring a friend that also wants to adopt a cat, the additional adoption fee will be $20 to equal $80 total for both cats. The shelter will be continuing this adoption promotion until the colony

room is empty. All cats for this promotion will have been altered, vaccinated, and have a microchip. All adopters must meet standard CCHS adoption criteria. For more information call 665-2209 option 0. The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a nonprofit that is not part of any government organization and its mission to care for animals by promoting adoptions, preventing cruelty and providing education relies solely on public support.

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Stagecoach West Len Faulk to be Recognized at Chamber Annual Meeting The first ever Pam Lydic Coalition Builders Award will be presented to Dr. Len Faulk during the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Annual Meeting. Dr. Faulk was a professor of political science at SUNY Fredonia for many years and currently serves on the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, the Jamestown Strategic Planning and Partnership Commission, and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. He developed the Center for Rural-Regional Governance at Fredonia and was instrumental in the development of the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator. He has worked throughout the County and region encouraging collaboration, regionalization and shared services. In addition, he has worked with neighborhoods on revitalization efforts and coalition building in both the Dunkirk and Jamestown areas. He has led efforts to collect data and pull together studies regarding the competitiveness of our region compared to others. The award is being presented in memory of Pam Lydic, the first Executive Director of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. Of the award in memory of his late wife, Brian Lydic said, “Based on his track record of bringing groups and communities together around common goals, and continually hammering the drum of consolidating and sharing services, Len is a great selection for this award. I am confident Pam would approve of this selection.” In addition, the Annual meeting will include guest speaker Mary Hajdu, a local attorney, who will discuss Opportunities in the Marcellus/Utica Shale. The Chamber will also announce the top three winners in our Facebook Photo Contest. The Chamber Annual Meeting will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk. The lunch meeting will begin at 12:15 p.m. and the cost is $18 for Chamber members and $21 for nonmembers, with registration open online and via phone. Invitations were mailed and include a proxy vote form

for Chamber members who are not able to attend. The Chamber Annual Meeting is being sponsored by the OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, and WJTN/WWSE/ WKSN/WHUG/WQFX. Idzik, Rawlinson Named Chamber Coordinators The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Coordinators for the two Community Chambers in Jamestown and Westfield/Barcelona. Marty Idzik will fill the role in Jamestown, while John Rawlinson will serve in that post in Westfield/ Barcelona. Recently retired from a legal career with Phillips Lytle, Marty has been actively involved in a number of community organizations including the Arts Council, the Robert H. Jackson Center, and the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. John brings a wealth of experience to the position having lived in the community over 33 years, including serving as the Director of the Westfield Development Corp. He is a retired employee of Renold, Inc. in Westfield. Both posts have been vacant for several years. Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Tranum said, “In both cases these people are bringing tremendous experience and commitment to their respective community chambers. Their energy and leadership are very positive for our entire organization.” Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber Holds Annual Meeting and Banquet The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce recently presented Home Chic with its Business Improvement Award. Owner Kristie Brown recently renovated a new location in Mayville for the business, creating an attractive and colorful atmosphere for the home décor business, which also features a new coffee and tea bar. The company is in its 5th year. Also during its Annual Meeting and Banquet, held at Webb’s Captains Table, the Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber presented its Community Service Award to Boy Scout Troop 126. Elected to the 2013 Board of Directors for 3-year terms were Hugh Butler of

Butler Systems Research & Design and James Barrett of Northwest Savings Bank. They will join fellow Board Members Ken Shearer of Chautauqua Marina, Ben Webb of Webb’s Year Round Resort, and Bruce Stanton of Athenaeum Hotel. Chamber Holiday Mixer Set Celebrate the holiday season with the Chamber of Commerce annual Holiday Networking Mixer! This event brings together Chamber members from around the county for an opportunity to network while enjoying this festive season. This year’s Holiday Mixer will be held at the Clarion, 30 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk and is being sponsored by DFT Communications, Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York, OBSERVER, and The PostJournal. It will be held Thursday, Dec. 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The cost is just $8.00 per person for preregistered guests or $10.00 at the door. To register, you can call the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101, or register online at www. chautauquachamber.org. Shop Locally to Help Our Local Economy Throughout the Christmas shopping season, and all year long, the Chamber of Commerce urges you to shop locally. When you support local businesses, you are supporting local families and our local economy. Right here in Chautauqua County you can find an eclectic mix of merchandise including artisan, handcrafted and specialty items that may not be available anywhere else. If you can’t find just the right gift, consider Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks. Available in denominations of $10, $15, and $25, these gift checks are a perfect gift. They can be used just like any check at more than 80 participating local merchants for everything from groceries to hardware to jewelry. Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks are available only through the Chamber of Commerce. If you need a large order please call ahead. For more information call the Chamber at 484-1101 or 366-6200.

Making Good ‘Horse Sense’

Trish Campese stands next to one the many collections of saddles at the Stagecoach West in Irving.

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Recalling the history of a hugely successful retail business in equine supplies, riding gear and gifts, Trish Campese of Stagecoach West in Irving reflects, “someone wanted to open a boot boutique and my Mom thought it would be unique. We should probably have thanked them.” Starting out as Chautauqua Junction in 1979, the location was first the site of what Campese estimates to have been 15 separate “mini-shops” or businesses, including an antique shop owned by her grandfather. One of the retailers dropped plans for a boot boutique and Western attire store, but Trish’s parents, Jack and Mary Jo Peacock ran with the idea. “My mom thought it would be fun, so that’s how they got started.” As popular culture would have it, the movie, “Urban Cowboy” was released which, according to Campese, would ultimately lead to a huge difference in the success of the business. “We really didn’t get into the horse part of the business until 1981-82, when (my parents) bought me a horse. There was really no place to buy horse equipment, and someone told my dad he should look into it, and that’s how it’s grown.” The store started out with belts, buckles hats and boots, saddles would come later. Over time, the separate store fronts disappeared, replaced by the current 17,000 square foot building, which Campese estimates with confidence “is the biggest horse equipment store east of the Mississippi.” “We will get someone who walks in and says, “oh my gosh, I never realized how big this store was and how much you have.” The Peacocks have been

involved in the horse business for years, (Trish riding since age 9), and host horse shows in the arena behind Stagecoach West during the summer. As well as growing one of the largest tack shops in the east, their love of horses has taken them all over the country- including Tennessee and the southwest to ride. The pair has also participated in events such as team penning, and the increasingly popular mounted shooting. Campese says her dad also worked with homeowners in the development of the Chautauqua County Equestrian Trail System and brought bull riding to Chautauqua County Fair. Her parents have supported 4-H throughout the years. He is also a member of the Chautauqua County Mounted Patrol. Their customers come from as far away as Ohio, Syracuse and Rochester because there is no other place with the selection, or that is able to fit saddles for horses, according to Campese. “We give ideas to the saddle makers and then they customize what we want and send them to us. We have a few specialized horse clinicians that ride in our saddles. They give us their feedback and then we will build saddles for them.” The pair also host “horse clinics,” to promote better communications between people and their horses, she says. One well-known horse woman who has hosted a clinic at Stagecoach West is Stacy Westfall, who has be-

come a you tube sensation with a video of her riding bareback and bridleless. With the video going ‘viral,” Campese says Westfall is a rock star, and has even appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The store, with its vast inventory, supplies merchandise for both English and Western riding-two totally different disciplines. Along with the retail store and on-line business, Stagecoach West also packs up and goes on the road for various shows during the year. “Your name gets out here, and that’s the name of the game for people to see your products.” And products they have. In addition to stable supplies- blankets, brushes, and horse care, there are sections of home decor, jewelry, clothing, motorcycling and snowmobiling, work clothes and attire for outdoor adventure. Campese has recently taken over operations of the store, which she runs with her sister, Annette Logan, who also operates the nearby “Just Pets.” As far as her father’s continued participation she quips, “my dad is trying to retire, but that’s not working out so well.” Stagecoach West is located on Routes 5 & 20 in Irving and is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They may be reached at 1-800 -648-1121, or interested persons may visit the store at www.stagecoachwest.com.


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Lutheran CFO Receives 40 Under 40 Award at Lutheran and retire $20 million in debt associated Lutheran CFO with the nursing home. Jason Beckwith, Chief FiWe are on strong finannancial Officer for Lutheran cial ground going into the was recently honored by future. These are extraordiBuffalo’s Business First nary accomplishments and Magazine as a recipient of we’re pleased to see him the 40 Under 40 Award for honored by his peers.” 2012. Jason joins an elite Jason received his BS group of up and coming degree from Duquesne professionals selected by University and will comBusiness First Magazine, plete his MBA from Penn as demonstrated through State University in May community involvement 2013. He joined Lutheran and career achievement. He was chosen from a field as the controller in 2002 and was promoted to Chief of over 200 nominations Financial Officer in 2007. and was honored at an awards luncheon held at the “This was unexpected and exciting,” Jason said. “I’m Buffalo Niagara Convenhonored to be nominated tion Center with over 700 and then selected. I feel the guests in attendance. award lends significance “Jason is a perfect example to all that has been accomof a young professional plished at Lutheran, both with a promising future,” on the senior side and with said Tom Holt, Lutheran GA Family Services’ youth president and CEO. “He is programs. We have a great able to juggle completing team and it’s important his MBA and his full time to me to play a part in the career along with his active overall successes.” family and community Beckwith is from Corry, involvement. He is also responsible for the excellent Pennsylvania and lives in Findley Lake, New York work in securing over $23 million in federal and state with his wife Sherry and four children; Ashley, Taygrant funding to enhance lor, Tori and Jakob. the programs and services Contributed Article

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Rotary Dedicates Safety Village Pavilion

Dedication of a pavilion for the Safety Education Village were several involved in the eight-month creation of providing a place for children to lunch and other activities. From left, JB Dunn, Westfield/Mayville Rotarian who prompted the project; John Hamels, club president and village board member; Terri Kindberg, village executive director; Sue Hammond, designer of the upper ‘Rotary Pavilion’ signs; Jim Wakeman, club Foundation chair, who received Rotary district grant to purchase tables.

To keep it in the family, Wakeman’s wife, Sue HamAnn Weidman mond, designed two long Cutting the ribbon on “Rotary Pavilion” signs, another asset to the Safety one of which she funded, Village recently were repre- and they were installed by sentatives of the Westfield/ Hamels and club member Jason Beckwith, Chief Financial Officer for Lutheran Mayville Rotary Club who Tom Berkhouse. dedicated a pavilion, literSpecial recognition was ally built by hand by club given for the help of two members & a few helpers. BOCES teachers: Jeff AnJohn Hamels, club presigeletti and his Conservation dent, gave the full story of classes prepped the sit and of veterans at end of life, Hospice cares for more the beginning to the end of assisted with the digging while encouraging a better the April through early Nothan 600 patients per year, understanding and stronger vember volunteer efforts to of the footers; and Chris receiving over 51% referO’Brien and his classes who rals in Chautauqua County; partnership between hosproduce an ideal gathering poured the footers and built however, Hospice cares for pices and VA Facilities. place for children and paronly 37% of those referrals Hospice strives for a calm- ents to relax after exploring the superstructure. because most people call In officially dedicating each learning experience. ness and strength for their too late in the progress of the pavilion, Hamels said, patients to understand It all began when Terri their illness or they re“The Westfield/Mayville when the moment of relief Kindberg, executive direcmain unsure they need the has arrived and the time Rotary Club wishes to oftor of the village, noted services. ficially open this pavilion to has come to continue in during a presentation that be used by children across spirit. The financial burden on Rotary had no presence the region when they visit patients at the end of life there. When Hamels Megan Wilberg D’Angelo the Children’s Safety Vilimpacts their pets too and mentioned this at a club graduated from Jamelage. We do this as part of so Hospice has developed meeting, Rotarian JB Dunn our motto, ‘Service above stown Community Colthe Pet Peace of Mind Pro- lege and earned her degree challenged his constituSelf ’ and in alignment with gram which allows people ents to fill that need. At in Art - Psychology from this year’s theme, ‘Peace to have the relief in knowthat time, a meeting of the the University of North through Service’.” ing their pets will be taken Carolina at Charlotte. She Safety Village Board, of care of and provided for Hamels added, “May the which Hamels and W/M is also a licensed Optician with vaccinations, food and and worked at Spectrum staff and students find the Rotarian Ben Spitzer are medications. Eyecare and in several opti- members, noted that there pavilion a place of enjoyment and haven from the cal firms in North Carolina was no place for children The Hospice “We Honor elements for many years to congregate outside for Veterans Program” assures before returning to Jameto come. And, finally, this that all veterans are receiv- stown with her family. She lunch or activities. is only the beginning. We is a member of Zonta and ing the benefits they are Next came Jim Wakeman, plan to make the Safety VilRotary and the Chamber of W/M Rotary Foundation entitled to? This program lage a high priority as one addresses the special needs Commerce. chair who suggested some of our special projects for funding might be available the foreseeable future and through a Unified Rotary will endeavor to support District Grant to purchase the mission of educating picnic tables. The grant was our youth in how to live submitted, approved and safely in a peaceful world.” led to the purchase of four all-weather tables. Contributed Article

Rotarians Learn About Hospice Services understands the patient and their illness, plans for a visit are made with the patient Megan D’Angelo, Director to evaluate their needs and of Community Relations see what services best serve for Hospice Chautauqua them and the family. County, spoke recently to Hospice provides a Palliathe members of the Rotive Care Program for those tary Club of Jamestown regarding the services that with a life-limiting illness who need help with pain Hospice provides. relief, fatigue, anxiety, help The Club members have setting goals for care, guidbeen hearing programs ance in making complex during the month of Notreatment choices, and need vember to enable them to attention for the emotional be knowledgeable regardand spiritual needs that ing debilitating illness and death often brings. Hospice death. Chaplains can help families Ms. D’Angelo began by in- work through these feelings forming the group that the and connect with their exbest time to call for Hospice isting faith to help develop services is the moment a spiritual growth at the one asks themselves that end of life. question - when someone is Hospice services include: a diagnosed with a terminal consultant physician, regisillness - when life expectered nurses, home health tancy is in months rather aides, pastoral caregivers, than years. social work services, theraAmong the illnesses Hospies (physical, occupational, pice patients have had are: speech), dietary counseling, cancer, COPD (chronic drugs and medical supplies/ obstructive pulmonary equipment related to the disease), cardiac disease, life-limiting illness, backrenal disease, neurologiup hospital care, respite cal illnesses, Lou Gehrig’s care, trained volunteers, disease, AIDS, cirrhosis of and bereavement counselthe liver, leukemia, etc. ing. Additional services provided include: physical The process begins with /health support; occupaa Hospice social worker completing an intake ques- tional therapy; art therapy; music therapy; Reiki and tionnaire with the family massage therapy. members. Once Hospice Contributed Article Jamestown Rotary Club

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Chautauqua County Humane Society Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week This week we are featuring “Rover” and “Tach”. Tach is a 2 year old petite, short haired kitty. She is very sweet and loves to run. She does well with other cats and is ready for a home of her own. Rover is a 2 year old lab that already knows “sit”, “down” and “shake”. He loves to go for walks and play with other dogs. He needs some training so he doesn’t pull on a leash. He has a great love for fun and would like nothing better than a family of his own. If one of these pets sounds like the family addition you have been looking for, stop in at the Strunk Road Adoption Center and meet them. You won’t be disappointed.

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By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

The hot stove rages on in the middle of December, even in Jamestown. The Pittsburgh Pirates caravan is rolling through town next week, as the new major league affiliate of the Jamestown Jammers makes their initial public appearance at Jamestown Community College on Thursday, Dec. 13.

“The Jammers are looking forward to presenting Jamestown and Chautauqua County for all the Pirates visitors,” Drayer said. The three-day caravan event will make its final showing in Jamestown and will feature manager Clint Hurdle, players Gaby Sanchez, Josh Har-

rison and Alex Presley, along with broadcaster Tim Neverett. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. with an autograph session open to the public at 6:30 p.m. As of Tuesday, less than 30 tickets were still available through the Jamestown Jammers ticket office or the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation. “I am very excited for the Pirates to bring their caravan to Jamestown,” Jammers general manager Matt Drayer said. “This is a great opportunity to showcase Major League ballplayers for our community. The Jammers are delighted to partner with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jamestown Community College and the DJDC for such a fantastic occasion.” The Pirates have four different groups of players and coaches visiting 20 different communities from Dec. 11 through Dec. 13, with Jamestown being the only stop in New York. The same group visiting Jamestown will visit Erie, Pa. earlier in the day Thursday before heading to Jamestown for the final tour stop. They caravan finishes with the

23rd annual PirateFest in downton Pittsburgh on Dec. 15-16. After the 2012 season ended, the Jammers ended their relationship with the Miami Marlins, for which they were affiliated with since 2001. They quickly signed a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, offering the Jammers their first regional contract since having the Detroit Tigers throughout the ’90s. Still, the Pirates have a strong showing in Chautauqua County and the move has always seemed like a perfect fit. “The Jammers are looking forward to presenting Jamestown and Chautauqua County for all the Pirates visitors,” Drayer said. Highlighting the Jamestown trip will be Clint Hurdle, the third year manager for the Pirates. Hurdle had a 10-year playing career that last until the late ’80s and got his first managerial job in Colorado in 2002. He managed the Rockies for eight years and led Colorado to a franchise-high 90 victories in 2007 that brought the Rockies their first National League pennant. In just his

second year in Pittsburgh, Hurdle nearly led the Pirates to their first .500 season in 20 years, but ultimately fell two wins short. Also in attendance will be former Jamestown Jammers first baseman Gaby Sanchez. A major league allstar in 2011, Sanchez was a member of the 2005 Jammers when he hit .355 with five homers and 42 RBI in 62 games. Sanchez reached the majors just three years later and was a key member of the Marlins before being traded to Pittsburgh on July 31 this past season. The other two players coming to Jamestown are Josh Harrison and Alex Presley. Harrison, a utility infielder in his second year batted .233 last year. Presley, an outfielder, made an immediate impact in his first season in 2011 but batted just .237 last year. Finally, Tim Neverett will be the fifth member of the Pirates crew coming to Jamestown. Neverett has been the voice of the Pirates since the 2009 season.

Star-Studded Cast Of America’s Best Skaters, Gymnasts Coming To Jamestown By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

One of the most highly anticipated events to ever come to Jamestown is now less than 10 days away. The Progressive Skating and Gymnastic Spectacular will be at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena Dec. 15 and will feature countless number of United States Olympians. The event will start at 7 p.m. and will be shown nationally on NBC in January. A loaded cast of characters will be headed to Jamestown next week, perhaps most notably Gabby Douglas, a gold medalist in the 2012 London Olympics in the allaround competition. She also was a member of the gold medal artistic team comprised of Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney and Douglas. Joining Douglas in Jamestown will be Wieber and Raisman, both of which have a long history of success on the floor. Wieber won gold medals at the Pacific Rim Championships held in Seattle, Wash. in the all-around and floor exercise. She was also the 2011 women’s world champion in the all-around competition. Raisman was a gold medalist in London for the floor exercise and also took bronze in the balance beam. She was a member of the world championship

Gabby Douglas, winner of two gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics, will be one of many prominent American gymnasts and skaters at the Progressive Skating and Gymnastic Spectacular at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Dec. 15. (AP Photo)

team in 2011. Joining those girls is 2008 Olympian Nastia Liukin, who took home five medals from Beijing, including the gold medal for the all-around competition. She also won silver in the uneven bars and balance beam, and the bronze in the floor exercise. The United States women’s team finished with the silver that year. Men’s gymnast stars Danell Leyva and Chris Brooks. Leyva was a member of the 2012 men’s team and he won the bronze in the allaround competition. Brooks was

an alternate for that squad and won four gold medals at the Pacific Rim Championships earlier this year. Brooks replaces John Orozco, who was injured recently. The on-ice part of the spectacular is not short on names either. The best men’s and women’s united state skaters will be in Jamestown, including Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who were silver medalists for ice dancing in 2010 at Vancouver’s Winter Olympics. Joining Davis and White are Jeremy Abbott, Ashley Wagner, Alissa Czisny, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Adam Rippon and Gracie Gold.

Abbott was a member of the 2010 men’s Olympic team and is the current U.S. men’s champion. Wagner is also the current U.S. champion and placed fourth at the 2012 world championships. Czisny was a silver medalist at this year’s national championship, finishing behind Wagner. She is a two-time national champion of the event, most recently in 2011. The Shibutani’s are siblings that were world bronze medalists in 2011. Rippon finished behind Abbott at this year’s national championship and Gold, 17, is the current U.S. junior national champion. The event will be hosted by Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci and Peggy Fleming. Conner is the only American male gymnast to win gold medals at every level of national and international competition. At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, he made a dramatic comeback from his second torn bicep injury to win two gold medals. He’s married to Comaneci, a Romanian gymnast, who won three gold medals at the 1976 Olympics and two more in Moscow in 1980. Finally, Peggy Fleming won a gold medal in Grenoble for the 1968 Olympics in figure skating. Musical hosts will include Nickelodeon stars, The Fresh Beat Band. The R5 band will also be in attendance.

Suhr Headed For Lucrative Drake Relays Contributed Article Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake Relays says it is offering more than $500,000 in prize money in 2013

for a series of rematches from the London Olympics. Meet organizers say they’ll offer a $50,000 purse for invitational races and $25,000 for field events — the largest such purses in the U.S. Drake says it has lined up a

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rematch between the top three finishers of the men’s 110 and the 400-meter hurdles. Five gold medalists from London have agreed to compete next April at Drake, including U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr and long jumper

Brittney Reese. South African double-amputee Oscar Pistorious is also slated to run in Iowa. U.S. hurdlers Dawn Wells and Kelly Wells are on board as well, though it’s unclear if Des Moines native Lolo Jones will face her rivals.

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National Championship Of Historic Proportions By Ralph Russo Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — On one side, a blossoming dynasty from the college football capital of the Deep South. On the other, the sport's most famous team, trying to reclaim its place among the elite. Notre Dame and Alabama bring star power and power football to the BCS championship. The matchup became official Sunday night when the final standings were released and, to no one's surprise, the Fighting Irish were first and the Crimson Tide was second. The one bit of drama on college football's selection Sunday was whether Northern Illinois could be this year's BCS buster. The Huskies got in, getting a spot in the Orange Bowl against Florida State, taking a bid away from Oklahoma and sparking heated debate about a system that never fails to tick off fans in some way. As for the main event in the penultimate Bowl Championship Series, there was little controversy about No. 1 Notre Dame against No. 2 Alabama in Miami. ''The tradition of Alabama and Notre Dame brings special attention to it, but we're just trying to the best team on Monday, Jan. 7,'' Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Sunday night. ''All of that tradition, what's happened in the past, is not going to help us Jan. 7, but we do respect the traditions.'' Continued on pg 4

Bills Battered With Injuries By John Wawrow Associates Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will have to continue their late-season playoff push with a limping leading receiver Stevie Johnson and a banged-up offensive line. Starting center Eric Wood said Monday he expects to miss between two and four weeks with a partially torn ligament in his left knee. Coach Chan Gailey said starting right tackle Chris Hairston is unlikely to play against St. Louis on Sunday because of a deeply bruised right ankle. Continued on pg 7

Early Outburst Carries Buffalo State Over Blue Devils Contributed Article

Fredonia State Sports Information

FREDONIA, N.Y. — Score early and score often was the strategy Buffalo State used Friday for a 7-3 SUNYAC men's hockey win over the Fredonia State Blue Devils. The Bengals (4-5-1 overall, 3-4-1 SUNYAC) scored off the opening faceoff while building a 4-0 lead in just under 12 minutes of the first period to build their insurmountable lead. Nick Melligan and Mike Zannella had two goals each during the outburst. Continued on pg 8


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Sherman Claims Westfield Tip-Off Tourney By Chris Winkler

Boys Basketball Standings

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The high school basketball season finally got underway this past weekend with the Westfield Tip-Off Tournament starting things off as usual. Four county schools squared off with Sherman taking the non-league tournament after defeating Frewsburg and the host Wolverines. Texas A&M's quarterback Johnny Manziel might become the first In the championship game, freshman to ever win the famed Heisman Trophy. The award is presented annually to the best college football player of the year. junior Andrew Graham led It will be awarded live on ESPN at 8 p.m. on Saturday. (AP Photo) the way with 22 points for the Wildcats (2-0) as they deThursday, December 6 feated Westfield (1-1) 64-58 in 7:30 p.m., ESPN — The Home Depot College Football Awards overtime. Fellow juniors Ryan 8 p.m., NFLN — Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders Robson (14 points) and Devin 8 p.m., TNT — New York Knicks at Miami Heat Moorhead (10 points) helped 8 p.m., ESPN2 — CBB: Long Beach State at No. 4 Syracuse chip in for the victory. In their 10:30 p.m., TNT — Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns opener, Graham had 15 points and Robson had 12. Friday, December 7 Westfield (1-1) won their 7 p.m., ESPN — Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers opener convincingly over 8 p.m., ESPN2 — FCS Football: Sam Houston State vs. Montana State Falconer 88-39 before losing 9:30 p.m., ESPN — Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder the championship game. Senior Jon Coe, a returnSaturday, December 8 ing all-league player, had 18 10 a.m. ESPN2 — EPL: Sunderland vs. Chelsea points in the opener and 22 12 p.m., CBS — CBB: Arkansas at No. 3 Michigan more in the finale. Fellow 12 p.m., ESPN — FCS Football: Georgia Southern vs. Old Dominion senior Jordan Imm had 17 points against Falconer and 3 p.m., CBS — CFB: Navy vs. Army sophomore Tanner Dahl had 3:15 p.m., ESPN — CBB: Temple at No. 2 Duke 17 in his varsity debut. 4 p.m., NBC — Franklin Templeton Shootout, Second Round 5:15 p.m., ESPN — CBB: UCLA vs. Texas For Falconer (0-2), they were 7 p.m., SNY — Monmouth at No. 4 Syracuse led by Nick Conti who had 31 8 p.m., ESPN — 2012 Heisman Trophy Presentation points over the weekend. He 8 p.m., FOX — UCF: Henderson vs. Diaz had 14 against Westfield and 17 against Frewsburg, who 8 p.m., NBCS — CBB: Villanova at Penn they lost to in a nail biter for 10 p.m., ESPN2 — CBB: No. 13 Illinois at No. 10 Gonzaga the consolation prize. Sunday, December 9 Frewsburg (1-1) picked up the 1 p.m., FOX — St. Louis Rams at Buffalo Bills (subject to blackout) consolation by defeating the Golden Falcons 57-55 thanks 4 p.m., CBS — Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers to a 21-point game from Alex 4 p.m., FOX — New Orleans Saints at New York Giants Elderkin. He matched that 8 p.m., NBC — Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers total from the night before when the Bears narrowly lost Monday, December 10 to Sherman, 56-46. 3 p.m., ESPN2 — EPL: Fulham vs. Newscastle Cassadaga Valley (2-0) is off 8 p.m., ESPN — Houston Texans at New England Patriots to a nice start after sweeping a home-and-home series with Tuesday, December 11 Pine Valley (0-2). They beat 7 p.m., ESPN — New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets the Panthers 63-32 on their 9:30 p.m., ESPN — Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago Bulls home court last Thursday and returned the favor by winning Wednesday, December 12 54-24 in South Dayton. The 8 p.m., ESPN — Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics Cougars were likely going to 10:30 p.m., ESPN — San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz have a tough time replacing Dustin Schauman to score, Accidents • Social Security Disability but have won both games so far thanks to their defense. JuWorkers’ Compensation nior Mike Lancaster is off to a hot start with 33 points in the two games. He had 18 in the opener after connecting on 81 Forest Avenue, Jamestown, New York 14701 three three-pointers. Randy Dalaba was also in doublefigures in both contests. The Panthers were led by Lucas Representing Injured People and Their Families Trombley, who had 12 points

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football leagues across Western New York that permit the coaches to use their reserves for a specified number of plays such as a minimum five play per game rule. Once the five-play limit is up, regardless of any success, it is back to the bench for the "second stringers" until next week with the possible exception of the score being lopsided. As one youth coach stated to me; "It's all about putting the best players on the field and winning". Sad, but true. But go back and read the mission statements for every one of these youth football leagues and you will find virtually the same mantra. "The sole purpose of youth football is teach sportsmanship and help develop the skills of each individual regardless of their talent level". A recent proposal by several parents in one of the five play

per game leagues would have the reserves from one team play against the reserves from the other team during the first quarter of every game. This would allow every player an ample amount of playing time when the game was far from decided. It would also make these players feel part of the team, win or lose. Coaches, who prioritize winning would then have to devote more attention to all of the players during every practice regardless of their skill level that would in turn match the league's mission statement. Unfortunately proposals, such as the one above, that make sense in the reality of youth sports will most likely be met by opposition and voted down. Remember, youth leagues are controlled by a Board of Directors comprised of coaches and their relatives. When they perceive less time for their own children who are most likely

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on Monday. Also on Monday, Dunkirk (01) was back on its home court for the first time in over a year but was thumped by Silver Creek 90-70. It’s a new era for the Marauders, who not only have a brand new floor to play on, but also graduated a senior class that had numerous two-year starters. Manny Maisonet had 14 points and senior Marquel BuchanonRuiz had 13. For Silver Creek (1-0), a promising season did get indeed get off to a nice start. Not too many teams will able to keep up with the Black Knights, who have as much speed and shooting as anyone. They also run a fullcourt, man-to-man press that has given teams fits over the years. Senior Steve Marcey scored 31 points and classmate Zed Williams had 28. That outsideinside combo might be the best in the county. Another sharpshooter, junior Kaine

Kettle, had 14 points. Sherman wasn’t the only school scoring a big win for Class D during the opening week. Clymer knocked off Southwestern 49-33 behind an all-around performance from the Pirates. Jake Wiggers, Garret McAfoose and Matt DeStevens were all in double-figures while Dan Lictus had six. Southwestern (0-1) has two pretty good scorers in Kyle Radack and Alex Peck, but they were mostly held in check, scoring a combined 22 points. The Trojans didn’t hit a three, either. Forestville (1-1) won its opener over West Valley 48-39 thanks to Jake Nosbisch’s 13 points. Senior Adam Pleva had 12 as the Hornets won their opener over fellow Class D School in West Valley. They then lost to North Collins 52-42 on Monday, despite getting another 21 points from Nosbisch. Pleva had 11.

already on the first team, a well thought out response that would help to "even the playing field" is often discarded. It is not about all of the kids, it is about their kid. Little League Baseball adopted a rule several years ago that every player bat at least once and play two innings in the field during each game. This rule is followed all the way through the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA each summer. Regardless of the skill level, every player will be guaranteed to play in 33% of each game. But in the confines of the five play rule in certain youth football leagues, it equates to about 8% of the game. Basically, you are asking these young athletes, many playing the sport for the first time, to attend practice for 12 hours a week so they can play less than three minutes in a game.

Again, the discrepancy in playing time falls right back into the lap of the league's Board of Directors and the coaches. While many (not all) coaches at the youth level will preach that they are there to teach the fundamentals and sportsmanship, the bottom line for most of these coaches is winning. No coach at any level is there to lose. But at the youth level, where every coach is a volunteer and a promotion to the next level (high school) is almost non-existent since most are not certified teachers, the attitude towards winning at all cost can be just as prevalent as the pros. The ultimate goal for every youth football league should be teaching fundamentals and sportsmanship while providing an equal opportunity for all players to participate and improving their skills. — Mark Benton

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Letter To The Editor: Participation Should Be Priority In Youth Sports The numerous youth football leagues across Western New York have just completed another season. And there were teams more successful than others as apparent by their final won-loss record and possibly a championship trophy. Hurray! But at what level in youth sports does winning take precedent over the development of ALL of the players on the team? In one youth football league, teams must put 11 players on offense and another 11 on defense throughout the game thus giving 22 players a chance to compete. Another league has a rule built into place where only a handful of players are allowed to play on both offense and defense from the opening kickoff until the final whistle. Again, most of the players are given a fair chance to get into the game. However, there other youth

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Sunday, Dec. 9 No Games

Monday, Dec. 10

Southwestern at Clymer North Collins at Forestville Fairview (Pa.) at Fredonia Silver Creek at Westfield

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Pine Valley at Brocton Panama at Frewsburg Jamestown vs. St. Joe’s (at St. Mary’s, Lancaster) Randolph at Maple Grove

Wednesday, Dec. 12 Falconer at Fredonia

County Basketball Power Rankings 1. Jamestown (0-0)

Last week: 1 This Week: vs. Williamsville South.

2. Silver Creek (1-0) LW: 2. TW: at Westfield.

3. Maple Grove (0-0)

LW: 3. TW: Olean Tournament.

4. Fredonia (0-0)

LW: 5. TW: Fairview, Falconer.

5. Sherman (2-0) LW: 10. TW: None.

6. Clymer (1-0)

LW: 9. TW: Falconer, Southwestern.

7. Cassadaga Valley (2-0) LW: Not ranked. TW: None.

8. Westfield (1-1)

LW: 8. TW: Silver Creek.

9. Panama (0-0)

LW: 7. TW: at Southwestern, at Frewsburg.

10. Southwestern (0-1)

LW: 4. TW: Panama, at Clymer. Fell from rankings: Dunkirk


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NHL Season On The Brink

Chris Winkler COMMENTARY

Funny thing happened to me Monday afternoon. Deep down, somewhere near unconditional love for my parents, was another feeling nobody likes to brag about. Yes, I missed hockey. I’ve long argued that had I not grown up in a city where people value their local team more than the steadily-decreasing economy, I might not even know the sport existed. Nothing against it, I just don’t know how to skate and spent most of my winter nights working on my jumpshot in my parents’ driveway. Besides that, I spent every other waking minute desperately waiting for springtime. So no, hockey has never really been my thing. But I just can’t stand the thought of even thinking about the Buffalo Bills. Plus college football has dwindled down to the Bowl season, which even though I love it, it’s still two weeks away. The basketball seasons are in full swing, but I won’t hide the fact that NBA has the most pointless regular season of all. Plus, my teams aren’t very good. I’m not quite craving a 10 p.m. faceoff involving Vancouver and San Jose, but for the first time all year, the sports calendar just seemed off to me. Which of course got me thinking that if I was starting to miss hockey, something has seriously gone wrong. And as you all know, it has. It’s almost become expected, though, hasn’t it? Because of a lockout that cancelled an entire season just eight years ago, this one almost feels natural. But that’s the problem. The lockout will reach 82 days on Thursday, already the sixth longest in U.S. professional sports history. Making matters worse, two of the five ahead of it are also thanks to Gary Bettman and the NHL. The NBA had one of the worst lockouts ever last year, although it feels as if it was 20 years ago. Commissioner David Stern basically wrote the book on how to rebound from a work stoppage last year. Problem for Bettman is that Stern had the re-birth of likable superstars and unlikable super teams. Both sell incredibly well. On the flipside, the NHL has the same-old tired product that has severe problems of reaching out past diehard hockey fans. Don’t get me wrong, those fans aren’t leaving anytime soon. But the future of the NHL is dangerously getting close to the edge of falling into oblivion — something people could have argued even before this lockout started. I can’t even imagine what another cancelled season would do to its image. And after just assuming a deal would get done, I’m now starting to realize that it’s a very

real possibility that somehow this league will not get a deal done. For a second, forget about whose side your own. Perhaps it’s neither, but how can any outsider justify being a fan of a league that is showing zero interest in its fans? If they could strike such a horrendous deal eight years ago, why can’t they just do it again and worry about it later down the road, right? Now I don’t suggest the easy way out in most walks of life, but what the NHL and the players association are doing is a downright crime. Not so much to me, but to the true hockey fans out there. The lack of a sense of urgency — at least in public where they could actually just pretend to care — is simply marveling to watch. For reference, last year’s NBA lockout actually stopped Dec. 8, a mere two days from this printing. Sure, they wound up playing 66 games and had a successful season, but don’t think for a second the NHL can duplicate that. Fact is, the NBA season traditionally starts a full two weeks after the NHL and also had the ability — albeit scrutinized — to play three games in a row. It’s tough enough to force teams in the NHL to play back-to-back nights (typically Friday and Saturday) before jumping into action on Tuesday or Wednesday. Simply put, the NHL would be lucky to hit 50 games at this point considering most teams have had about 27 games cancelled already. And games scheduled to start on Dec. 15 would be tough to keep even if the lockout ended today. What I’m getting at is time is of the essence. The season is on the brink. Yes, the 2004-05 season wasn’t actually cancelled until mid-February, but it doesn’t appear as if waiting that long is an option this time around. Back in November, when cancellations were made until Dec. 15, it was widely reported by many agencies that the next round of cancellations would be the entire season. While I firmly believe that was basically a warning shot to the players association, I don’t think that route is far away. If this stalemate reaches into the beginning of the next calendar year, I think the season will have been lost. The halfway point of the season for the Buffalo Sabres is their 41st game on Jan. 11. Considering I don’t think the league will play less than 42 games (they could cram in an additional four-to-six games) that date would appear as the last target date to start a season. That leaves us just a little over a month until then and about three weeks or so to come to an agreement. If there is any good news, it’s that we don’t truly know what’s going on behind closed doors. Most media reports say it isn’t good, but that can swing in one meeting. Just as I wouldn’t be shocked if it ended by next week, I can’t say I’d be surprised if we lose everything. Still, I think a deal ultimately gets done and it happens relatively soon. Is that just wishful thinking? Hey, I already told you I wasn’t a fan. Hopefully it’s a nice Christmas gift for the rest of you.

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Chautauqua Sports Hall Of Fame Names 2013 Inductees Contributed Article Chautauqua Sports HOF

The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the six inductees who will comprise the Class of 2013. They are Ron Blackmer, Cal Cederquist, Jim Foti, Dan Palmer, Walt Thurnau and Jim Young. These individuals will be formally inducted at the CSHOF’s 32nd Annual Banquet, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. The six new honorees will bring the total number of CSHOF inductees to 145. Tickets for the induction dinner are priced at $50. Reservations for the 2013 banquet can be made by calling chairman Chip Johnson at 716-485-6991.

Ron Blackmer

• Born 1941 in Jamestown – also lived in Chautauqua County 1991-2011 • Stock car racing career 19601978 • Won 133 sportsman division races at Stateline (NY) and Eriez (PA) Speedways, three times more than anyone else • Won 4 Stateline sportsman championships and 6 Eriez sportsman championships, and 4 S/E Circuit championships • Won 27 late model division feature races at Stateline and Eriez. At the time of his retirement, only two drivers had won more • Won 2 Stateline late model championships, 3 Eriez late model championships, and 2 S/E Circuit late model championships. At the time of his retirement, only one driver had won more • Won races at Olean (NY), Wattsburg (PA), Warren (PA), Smethport (PA) ad Roll-OBowl (NY) Speedways • Won track championships at Wattsburg and Smethport raceways • Also competed at Coon Road (NY), Tri-City (PA), Lernerville (PA), Eldora (OH), Raceway 7 (OH), Bradford (PA), Clearfield (PA), Mansfield (OH), Parkersburg (WV), Marion Center (PA), Port Royal (PA), Arkwright (NY) and Mercer (PA) • Inducted into Warren County Sports Hall of Fame in 2000

Cal Cederquist

• Born 1948 in Jamestown – lived in Chautauqua County entire life • 1967 graduate Southwestern Central - 2-time CCIAC long jump champion • Taught industrial arts at Chautauqua Central and Chautauqua Lake 1972-2005 • Coached track and cross country for 27 years – 19721981 and 1990-2008 • 1972 began coaching at Chautauqua Central, a school without a track and which hadn’t won a dual meet in 40 years • Developed teams that regularly competed for and won league titles – trained many sectional and state qualifiers • After a 9-year hiatus got back into coaching to organize a combined boys and girls track program at Chautauqua Central – won 5 league titles • His 1600 m relay team won a NYS title in the final athletic contest held in history of Chautauqua Central • Continued coaching after the merger that formed Chautauqua Lake Central - developed state finalists and a state champion • Cross country teams were 4-time county champs, 3time sectional champs and 3 state final teams • Inductee Grape Belt Sports Hall of Fame, 4-time Post-Journal Coach of the Year Award, Joe Paterniti Coach of the Year Award, NYS Cross Country Coaches Century Award

Jim Foti

• Born 1910 in Jamestown – died 2004 in Wheeling, WV • 1931 graduate Jamestown High School - captain 1930 football team • Played football, basketball and hockey at John Carroll University - named to John Carroll all-time football team • Coached at Erie Prep (PA), Wheeling Central Catholic (WV), Bellaire (OH), and Warwood (WV) • Basketball coach 38 years –

466 wins - 7 appearances in WV public high school state tourney – won 1967 state championship - 5 WV Catholic schools state titles. • Football coach 20 years – 124 wins - also coached baseball, track, cross-country and golf • Coached semi-pro Wheeling Puritans basketball 1947-48 • John Carroll University Hall of Fame - Upper Ohio Valley Dapper Dan Club’s Sports Hall of Fame - Wheeling WV Hall of Fame - West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame – Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame

Dan Palmer

• Born 1948 in Dunkirk – lived in Chautauqua County his entire life • 37 years as broadcaster and sports director at WDOE • Has called play-by-play on well over 2000 youth, high school and college sports broadcasts • Has covered football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball games • Has broadcast Little League, Babe Ruth League, and Girls’ Softball All-Star games - has traveled to and broadcast from high school Section 6 playoffs, Far West playoff games and NY state tournaments • Established a variety of awards at WDOE to recognize those involved in sports: WDOE Player of the Game, WDOE High School Athlete of the Day, WDOE High School Player of the Week, WDOE Leadership Award, WDOE Community Sports Service Award • Fredonia High School Wall of Fame 2005 - Grape Belt Sports Hall of Fame 2001 — Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce 2002 Person of the Year • Emceed 2009 CSHOF Induction Dinner when Michael Heary and Jenn Stucznski, two players he covered when they were in high school, were inducted

State College in 1966 • Taught history at Southwestern Central for 36 years, retiring in 2002 • Assistant wrestling coach at SWCS coach under Flash Olson 1966-74 • Head coach at SWCS 19752002 - 297 wins – 2 Section 6 championships -17 wrestlers to state tourney - 2 state champs – Ed Pawlak ’99 & Jim Nelson ‘02 • Ran USA Kids Wrestling program at SWCS for 25 years. Head coach at Jamestown Community College 2002-2007 - 19 wrestlers to NJCAA tourney • Assistant coach at JCC 20082011 • Among Thurnau's pupils are Craig Swanson, the coach of Jamestown, P.J. Wendel of Falconer, Todd Conley of Randolph and Chris Fairbanks of JCC. • SWCS Wall of Fame - National Wrestling Coaches Association 2004 NJCAA Man of the Year - WNY Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame - Upstate New York Chapter National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Jim Young

• Born 1954 – lived in Jamestown from ages 4-22. Chiropractor living in Comptche, CA - coaches basketball at Mendocino High School (CA) • 1972 JHS grad – played on JHS ‘72 Section 6 basketball championship team • Attended St. Lawrence University – played on varsity basketball team 4 years – captain in senior year • 21 points per game as junior - 24 points per game as senior - set SLU single game point record - 48 points • 1233 career points - second all-time at SLU - 241 career assists - established SLU records for field goal percentage (.564) and free throw pct. (86%) • Two time all-conference and All-East selection • Played one season of professional basketball for Division One Loughborough in the English National Basketball League – set scoring record with 54 and averaged over 30 ppg. • St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame

Walt Thurnau

• Born 1942 in the Philippines - graduated from Lock Haven

Meisch Family Honors Crowley With $75,000 Gift To Program Contributed Article

St. Bonaventure Sports Information

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — St. Bonaventure University alumnus John H. Meisch and his wife, Kay, have committed $75,000 to St. Bonaventure University’s Women’s Basketball Locker Room Campaign. The gift is a tribute to St. Bonaventure University women’s basketball head coach Jim Crowley and last season’s nationally ranked Bonnies (31-4), who went unbeaten in the Atlantic 10 and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Crowley, a two-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, was named ESPN’s National Coach of the Year for 20112012. The Bonnies have won

20 or more games each of the last four seasons. “On behalf of our entire program, I want to thank John and Kay for this incredibly generous gift,” said Crowley. “They understand how important the new locker room is to sustaining our success as a basketball program. Their commitment will positively impact our program for decades. I am deeply humbled by their support.” The university recently launched the locker room campaign to raise money for the construction of a new locker room and meeting space for the team. The improvements will advance the student-athletes’ academic, competitive and social development, and will meet or exceed Atlantic 10 Confer-

ence standards. The Meisches’ contribution represents 25 percent of the $300,000 needed to build the new facility. “Jim Crowley and the women’s basketball team have brought the spirit of St. Bonaventure to new heights,” said the Meisches. “With the many hours that the team spends in training, they deserve better facilities. It is a pleasure to contribute to the women’s locker room in honor of Jim Crowley.” Longtime supporters of the University, the Meisches are principal patrons of the University’s annual Francis Week celebration, and have sponsored the Fr. Jerome Kelly Francis Week speaker for more than a decade. They are also frequent hosts

for alumni and presidential events at their homes in California and Canandaigua. John Meisch, a member of the class of 1958, was named the 2008 William P. “Stax” McCarthy Alumnus of the Year and has served on the National Alumni Association Board. In the past decade, the Meisches have supported the Bonaventure Fund, Students in Free Enterprise, and various initiatives in the offices of alumni and admissions. To date, more than $233,000 has been raised toward the $300,000 goal. Persons interested in donating should contact Steve Mest, ’91, associate athletic director for external relations at (716) 375-2379, or visit www.sbu. edu/wbblockerroom.


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A-Rod Needs Hip Surgery, Will Miss Season's Start By Ronald Blum Associated Press

The Alabama Crimson Tide survived a late Georgia comeback that fell just five yards short. The Tide were rewarded with a shot to repeat as National Champions, for their third title in fourth years, against the undisputed No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in January. (AP Photo)

The Irish clinched their spot a week ago in Los Angeles by completing a perfect season against rival Southern California. Alabama earned its spot Saturday, beating Georgia 32-28 in a thrilling Southeastern Conference title game. The program that coach Paul Bryant turned into an SEC behemoth in the 1960s and 70s, winning five national championships and sharing another during his tenure, is again dominating college football with a modern-day version of the Bear leading the way in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are on the verge of one of the great runs in history. Alabama would become the first team to repeat as champs since the BCS was implemented in 1998, and it would be the 11th time a team has won consecutive AP titles since the poll started in 1936. Alabama is already one of seven programs to repeat. The Tide has done it twice. Notre Dame is another. Alabama also won the 2009 BCS championship under Saban. The last team to win three major national titles in four seasons was Nebraska, which went back-to-back in 1994 and '95 and finished No. 1 in the final coaches' poll in 1997. In a world full of spreadthe-field, hurry-up offenses, Alabama is a bastion of traditional football. The Tide put its no-frills muscle on display Saturday, mashing Georgia with 350 yards rushing. Eddie Lacy, listed at a conservative 220 pounds, went for 181 against the Bulldogs to up his season total to 1,182 with 17 touchdowns. Freshman T.J. Yeldon has run for 1,000 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. But this is no 3 yards and a cloud of dust. Both backs average over 6 yards per carry, behind an offensive line anchored by All-American center Barrett Jones, who is nursing a foot injury. And quarterback AJ McCarron has thrown for 26 touchdowns with only three interceptions. The Tide has been more potent offensively this season than last to make up for a defense that has slipped, but only a bit. Alabama leads the nation in total defense (246 yards per game) and is second in points allowed (10.7 per game). Linebackers Adrian Hubbard, Nico Johnson, CJ Mosley and Trey Depriest average 242 pounds. When Brian Kelly was hired at Notre Dame three years ago, he looked at Alabama and the SEC, which has won six straight BCS titles, and decided the Irish needed to play like that. Kelly built his reputation and winning teams at previous stops on fast-paced spread offenses. In South Bend, Ind., he has put the fight back in the Irish, who have won eight AP national titles — only Alabama has as many — but none since 1988. Notre Dame has allowed the fewest touchdowns in the

country (10) and is sixth overall in total defense (286 yards per game). ''It's clear that the formation of any great program is going to be on its defense,'' Kelly said. ''If you play great defense you've got a chance. For us to move Notre Dame back into national prominence we had to develop a defense.'' The face of the Irish isn't a strong-armed quarterback or speedy ball carrier. It's middle linebacker Manti Te'o, a 255-pound offense wrecker with a nose for the ball. The senior has seven interceptions and is a likely Heisman finalist. Te'o, along with 300-pound linemen Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix, have formed a red-zone wall for the Irish. Late goal-line stands highlighted victories against Stanford and USC. ''There's some pretty physical guys that have some great toughness and some great licks,'' Saban said in assessing Notre Dame. While nurturing redshirt freshman Everett Golson, Kelly has leaned on Notre Dame's running game, which averages 202 yards. ''This is just a good allaround football team with tremendous balance on offense and a very physical defense,'' Saban said. If Notre Dame, making its first appearance in a BCS championship, is going to break the SEC's strangle hold on the crystal ball trophy, the Irish will try to beat 'Bama at its own game. And Kelly will try to uphold a Notre Dame tradition, by winning a national title in his third season as coach. Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine and Lou Holtz all won it all in Year 3 playing in the shadow of the Golden Dome. Notre Dame will try to become the first team since BYU in 1984 to start the season unranked and win a national title. Expect plenty of fans to be watching. With the popularity of both programs, the second-to-last BCS title game is expected to be the highest rated ever. Though it might be hard for many fans to choose. While there are plenty of fans tired of watching the SEC win championships, Notre Dame has always been the program people love to hate. ''I don't know if we picked up any more fans along the way,'' Kelly said. In two years, college football switches to a four-team playoff to determine its champion. No doubt fans of Florida (111), Oregon (11-1), Stanford (11-2) and Kansas State (11-1) wish they could push the start date up on that, but for the most part there isn't much griping about this championship matchup. Notre Dame is the only undefeated team that is eligible — thanks to Ohio State's NCAA sanctions — and Alabama is the champion of the league that has produced the last half-dozen national champs. Roll Tide or return to glory? To be determined in South Florida.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez will start the season in what's become a familiar place: the disabled list. The New York Yankees said Monday the third baseman will have surgery on his left hip, an injury that could sideline him until the All-Star break and may explain his spectacularly poor performance during the playoffs. ''It's a significant blow,'' Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. ''But we've dealt with significant blows and, hopefully, we'll be able to deal with this one, as well.'' A 14-time All-Star and baseball's priciest player at $275 million, Rodriguez has a torn labrum, bone impingement and a cyst. He will need four to six weeks of physical therapy to strengthen the hip before surgery, and the team anticipates he will be sidelined four to six months after the operation. This will be Rodriguez's sixth trip to the disabled list in six seasons. A-Rod had right hip surgery on March 9, 2009, and returned that May 8. ''It is a more complicated surgery with a longer recovery time because there is a little bit more that needs to be done,'' Cashman said, citing the bone impingement. ''I don't think it's age related. Butt at the same time, the older you are, the slower you're going to recover regardless. But the bottom line and the message I've been receiving is that this is a solvable issue.''

Perhaps there was something to Alex Rodriguez's struggles in this past year's postseason. The future Hall of Fame third baseman will require arthroscopic surgery this offseason and will miss at least half of the 2013 season. (AP Photo)

Rodriguez, who turns 38 in July, complained to manager Joe Girardi of a problem with his right hip the night Raul Ibanez pinch hit for him — and hit a tying ninth-inning home run — against Baltimore during Game 3 of the AL division series in October. He went to New York-Presbyterian Hospital's emergency room and was checked out then. ''Up to this point, there was no complaints of any nature at all from his hip, or anything really,'' Cashman said. ''At that point Joe went to Alex in the dugout and said, 'I'm going to pinch hit for you and we're going to pinch hit Ibanez,' and Alex said to Joe at that moment, 'OK,' he said, 'I've got to talk to you about something. I think my right hip needs to be looked at. I just don't feel like I'm firing on all cylinders.''' Cashman said the test on the right hip ''was clean'' and the left hip was not examined. ''I can tell you if a patient shows up in the emergency room with a complaint,

Indiana, Duke Still 1-2 In AP Top 25

they're going to focus on where the complaint is, not something else,'' he said. Rodriguez, owed $114 million by New York over the next five years, remained a shell of his former self on the field. He was benched in three of nine postseason games and pinch hit for in three others. He batted .120 (3 for 25) with no RBIs in the playoffs, including 0 for 18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handed pitchers. A-Rod broke his left hand when he was hit by a pitch from Seattle's Felix Hernandez on July 24. He returned Sept. 3 and hit .195 with two homers and six RBIs over the final month of the regular season. Cashman said Rodriguez's left hip injury was detected last month when he had an annual physical in Colorado with Dr. Marc Philippon, who operated on the right hip 3 1-2 years ago. Rodriguez got a second opinion from Dr. Bryan Kelly of New York's Hospital for Special Surgery, who will operate on A-Rod

next month, and the injury was made public Monday by the New York Post. Cashman said ''they're not your typical injuries'' but wouldn't speculate whether they are related to steroids use. Rodriguez admitted in 2009 that he used steroids while with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03. ''It doesn't matter what I wonder,'' Cashman said. With Derek Jeter, who turns 39 in June, coming off surgery to repair a broken ankle, the left side of the Yankees' infield could be even more of a defensive problem. Jeter expects to be ready for opening day. Eric Chavez, who filled in for Rodriguez for parts of the last two seasons, is a free agent and Cashman said there are few options on the market. Rodriguez had a strained quadriceps in 2008, the hip surgery in 2009, a strained calf in 2010, knee surgery in 2011 and the broken hand this year. While he is fifth on the career list with 647 home runs, he had just 34 the last two seasons. ''When he's healthy — obviously at one point he was spectacular,'' Cashman said. ''One player doesn't make a team, and so we have a full roster of guys plus our farm system behind that that's going to have to fill in. We've done it before.'' NOTES: Toronto claimed C Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Yankees, who claimed him from San Francisco last month.

Eagles' Reid Names QB Foles Starter Rest Of Season

Cody Zeller and the Indiana Hoosiers stayed at the top of the Associated Press Top 25 poll this week. The preseason No. 1 team has yet to lose, but some have argued the No. 2-ranked Duke Blue Devils have been more impressive so far. (AP Photo)

Contributed Article Associated Press

Indiana, Duke and Michigan remained the top three teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. Look all the way to the bottom and you won't see Kentucky's name for the first time since John Calipari became coach of the Wildcats. Indiana, which has been No. 1 since the preseason poll, saw its lead over Duke shrink a little bit. The Hoosiers (8-0) received 45 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel, two fewer than last week. Duke (8-0) for the second straight week had the other first-place votes. The Blue Devils beat Ohio State last week giving them wins over teams ranked second, third and fourth in a span of 15 days. The other such run was Arizona beating teams ranked first, fourth and fifth from the regional semifinals to the NCAA championship game in 1997, a span of 11 days. Kentucky (4-3) lost to Notre Dame and Baylor last week, the latter a loss that snapped the Wildcats' 55-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation. Kentucky had been ranked in the last 61 polls, 11 of those weeks at No. 1. The run started with the preseason poll of 2009-10, the

start of the Calipari Era when the Wildcats started young lineups which were usually gutted the next season by the NBA draft. The Wildcats won Kentucky's eighth national championship in April then had six players taken in the draft including Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as the first two picks. Duke has the longest current run in the poll — 101 weeks which started with the preseason poll of 2007-08. Kansas has the second-longest run at 69 weeks. Syracuse was fourth followed by Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas and Gonzaga. Colorado (6-1) was the other team to drop out of the rankings, falling from 19th after losing to Wyoming. Notre Dame (7-1) moved back in to the poll at No. 22 after a two-week absence. Wichita State (8-0), which beat Tulsa and Air Force last week, moved in at No. 24. The Shockers were ranked for the last five weeks of last season. Cincinnati was ranked 11th followed by Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgetown, Creighton, San Diego State, New Mexico, Michigan State and North Carolina. The last five teams were UNLV, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Wichita State and North Carolina State.

With the Philadelphia Eagles in flux, head coach Andy Reid named Nick Foles his starting quarterback for the rest of the season. Philadelphia has lost eight straight. (AP Photo)

By Rob Maadi Associated Press

toire of throws and he's been working very hard on that.'' Vick has struggled this season, committing 14 turnovers in nine games. He has 2,165 yards passing, 11 TDs and nine interceptions for a passer rating of 79.2. ''With Michael, we need to make sure he gets healthy,'' Reid said. ''This thing has carried on a while here now and I want to make sure he is good to go.'' Vick remains in stage four of five in his recovery and has yet to pass the final test that would allow him to be cleared to practice. The team has a five-phase recovery protocol, which is separate from the NFL-mandated concussion program. Reid didn't even commit to having Vick back up Foles. Trent Edwards currently is the No. 2 quarterback. ''I haven't got that far, but most likely, he'll be the second guy,'' Reid said. ''We'll see how that goes. The No. 1 thing I want him to do is get healthy. That's what I want. This obviously has taken a bit and he's working his tail off to try to get it right and I just want him to get that right so he can have a nice, long career here.''

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles is the quarterback of the present for the Philadelphia Eagles. Coach Andy Reid said Foles will remain the starter for the rest of the season, even when Michael Vick returns from a concussion. The Eagles (3-9) have lost eight straight games, a strong factor in Reid's decision. ''No. 1, I just think he's playing well enough to where I think he can win football games for us,'' Reid said Monday. ''And No. 2, I think where we sit at this position in the season, I think it's the right thing to do.'' Reid made the announcement a day after Foles had his best performance in a 38-33 loss at Dallas on Sunday night. Foles, a third-round pick, has started the last three games since Vick was injured on Nov. 11. Foles was 22 of 34 for 251 yards and one touchdown against the Cowboys. He has thrown for 793 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions and has a passer rating of 73.3. ''You see the footwork is better when he's throwing the football,'' Reid said. ''It's allowing us to add more into his reper- Continued on pg 10


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The Jamestown Ironmen swept the Fresno Monsters last week to stay in first place in the NAHL's North Division. They're in Washington this week to play the Wenatchee Wild. (Jamestown Ironmen Photo)

Crockett and Nicholas Sierra each chipped in with goals of their own. Assists also came from Urso, Dunagan, Zink and Joe Mottiqua while Jamestown outshot Fresno, 25-20 on what was a complete effort from the Ironmen. Mimmack recorded his second shutout victory of the season; only the second in Ironmen history to improve his record to 14-4 overall. “We needed to get back on track this weekend,” said Ironmen Head Coach Dan Daikawa when asked about the importance of this past weekend’s victories. “Those were two big wins for us. We were able to refocus this week-

end, controlled the games and executed our game plan.” The Ironmen have experienced their fair share of struggles with the penalty kill recently, yet held Fresno to one for nine on their power play throughout the two game series. Jamestown also managed to score a shorthanded goal of their own and went two for seven with a one-man advantage. Jamestown improved their record to 18-6-2 and earned four points on the weekend, gaining a three-point lead in the NAHL North Division. The Ironmen will continue on their road trip as they travel up the west coast to

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Central Division Star of the Week: Tyler Parks, goaltender, Minot Minotauros

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Jamestown: Ropelewski (1), Urso (6), Dunagan (11), Sierra – PP (1). Fresno: Mathias (3), McDowell (1), Salvato (1).

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Points: Sean Gaffney (TOP) 38, Brandon Wahlin (AUS) 35, Kyle Sharkey (TOP) 35, Brandon Hawkins (TEX) 34, Jackson Leef (TEX) 31. Goals: Brandon Hawkins (TEX) 22, Kyle Sharkey (TOP) 17, Jono Davis (WEN) 17, Sean Gaffney (TOP) 16, Thomas Williams (BRK) 15. Assists: Jackson Leef (TEX) 26, Bradon Wahlin (AUS) 25, Jared VanWormer (SOO) 22, Sean Gaffney (TOP) 22, T.J. Sarcona (AMA) 21. Goals Against (minimum half of team’s games played): Spencer Viele (TOP) 1.75, Paul Berrafato (AMA) 1.80, Aaron Nelson (BIS) 1.81, Robert Nichols (WEN) 1.93, Tyler Marble (SOO) 2.08.

Newcomer Sierra Named Divisional Star Of The Week

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Wenatchee for a pair of games against the Wild (17-3-2) this Friday and Saturday. “Wenatchee is one of the top teams in the league,” said Daikawa. “This weekend’s games will be a true test for our team.”

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d The Jamestown Ironmen came w away with a pair of victories on the road against the Fresno Monsters this past weekend p in North American Hockey League action. n After a three game losing skid, the Ironmen got back on on track with a tight, 4-3 victory me on Friday evening and a 4-0 t shutout win on Saturday over the Monsters. iJamestown outshot Fresno, 27-10 throughout the first two d. periods on Friday night and a scored all four of their goals before the third period even m started. Nicholas Sierra led the Ironmen by scoring what ve would be the game deciding goal and adding two assists. Jamestown also received goals om from Nathan Ropelewski, Ryan Urso and a short-handt ed score by Tyler Dunagan in the contest. Assists came from Brett Szajner, Dylan Zink, Ross Pavek and Victor Johansson as the Ironmen held on for a 4-3 victory. Reid Mimmack earned the win in goal for Jamestown with 15 saves on the night. Ross Pavek led the way for the Ironmen on Saturday night with a goal and two assists. Luc Gerdes added a goal and an assist while Matthew

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North Division Star of the Week: Nico Sierra,

Sometimes a change of scenery is good for a player and that can be said for Jamestown forward Nico Sierra. The 20-year-old from Warren, Mich., has only been with Ironmen a few weeks after his trade from Port Huron, but he made the most of it this past weekend as Jamestown stayed in 1st place in the North with a weekend sweep in Fresno against the Monsters. On Friday, Sierra (5’8/165) had the game-winning goal and two assists in a 4-3 win over Fresno. The next night, Sierra scored the first goal of the game, which turned out to be the game-winner in a 4-0 shutout win. Both of Sierra’s goals over the weekend were game-winners and he was also a +3 over the weekend. “Nico has come in and been a good fit right away,” said Jamestown head coach Dan Daikawa. “He brings veteran leadership to the locker room and has great speed and creates opportunities for himself.”

Winners of their last six in the row, the Minot Minotauros are one of the hottest teams in the NAHL, and playing a big part is their goaltender Tyler Parks. The 20-year-old from St. Louis, Mo., was instrumental in Minot’s sweep this past weekend at home of the 1st place Austin Bruins. On Friday night, Parks (6’6/220) made 29 saves in a 2-1 win with the lone goal against coming on the power play. On Saturday night, Parks was even better as he stopped all 22 shots in regulation for his first shutout of the season as Minot edged Austin, 1-0. For the weekend, Parks stopped 51 of 52 shots for a 98% save percentage and allowed just a single goal. Parks has won his last five starts and the Minotauros are on a six game winning streak. "Tyler has been playing some outstanding hockey since

he arrived in Minot,” said Minotauros head coach Marty Murray. “He gives our team a chance to win every night and has been a key contributor to our success as of late. With his 6'6" frame, he obviously covers a lot of net, but what impresses me most is that he is a real competitor. His second and third efforts are outstanding. He is playing with a lot of confidence right now and the rest of our team feeds off it".

South Division Star of the Week: Justin Greenberg, forward, Texas Tornado

The Texas Tornado success in Odessa continued over the weekend with a sweep of the Jackalopes. Tornado second-year forward Justin Greenberg led the way with six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in the two games. On Friday, the 18-year-old from Dallas, Texas had a goal and two assists in a 6-1 win. The next night, it was another three point effort as he scored two goals and added an assist in a 6-3 win.

Greenberg (5’8/170) is third on the Tornado in scoring with 30 points in 29 games played, which eclipsed his entire season total from a year ago. Greenberg scored the Robertson Cup winning goal in overtime last season against St. Louis. “Justin has been consistently one of our best players all season long,” said Tornado head coach Tony Curtale. “Sometimes I have to keep reminding myself that he is just 18-years-old and he is able to do everything for us… power play, penalty kill and he makes great decisions with the puck. He has a lot of Division I interest, so his future looks bright.”

West Division Star of the Week: Gustaf Johansson, goaltender, Kenai River Brown Bears This is the second time this season that Kenai River Brown Bears goaltender Gustaf Johansson, 19, has been honored as West Division Player of the week. The

native of Uppsala, Sweden, played in both games over the weekend as the Brown Bears posted a weekend home sweep of their Alaskan rivals, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. On Friday night, Johansson (6’4/190) made 32 saves in a 4-3 win over Fairbanks. The next night, Johansson was even better as he posted his third shutout of the season, making 30 saves in a 2-0 shutout win. For the weekend, Johansson stopped 62 of 65 shots, which was good for a 95.3% save percentage. His three shutouts this season ranked tied for 2nd in the NAHL. “I thought Gustaf was instrumental in the sweep, which was a first for our club at home against Fairbanks,” said Brown Bears head coach Oliver David. “Shutting a team out like Fairbanks is never easy. He is as solid and composed as goalies come. He is a goalie that accepts the challenge of being the No. 1 guy every night and his game is as strong mentally as it is physically and technically.”


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Tony Stewart signs autographs during practice for the Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26 in Ridgeway, Va. (NASCAR photo)

Down and dirty Stewart brings Truck Series to Eldora’s dirt track

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t could well be that when Tony Stewart’s career is over, one of his biggest legacies will be what he did for dirt racing. Since he came to NASCAR, he’s often spoken kind words about the dirt-racing world where he spent many of his formative years and where he still races as often as possible. Then in 2004, he bought one of the most famous dirt tracks in America, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The next year he launched the Prelude to the Dream at Eldora, a charity event in which top drivers from NASCAR and other forms of motorsports compete in Late Model cars. Now he’s bringing the Camping World Truck Series to his track, marking the first time a major NASCAR series has raced on dirt since Richard Petty won a Grand National race on the half-mile track on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, N.C., in 1970. The trucks will run at Eldora on Wednesday night, July 24. That date is just before the Sprint Cup race at nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and it should result in a good many Cup drivers in the starting field, especially since the Prelude is on hiatus this year. “I think the race itself is going to be pretty exciting,” Stewart said on a NASCAR teleconference. “We’ve seen what the Prelude to the Dream has done in the past, bringing in drivers that weren’t accustomed to running on dirt, how quickly they adapt to it. “I think with a little bit more favorable conditions we’ll be able to give the truck series a surface that’s going to be really, real-

ly competitive, very, very wide, at the same time going to give these guys an opportunity to learn something that’s a little bit different to them … “It’s going to be a very historic day for NASCAR and definitely for Eldora Speedway.” NASCAR and its safety experts have determined that SAFER barriers, usually required at any track that hosts the top three series, won’t be needed at Eldora, but some safety improvements are planned. “We don’t have to add SAFER barriers, but we are going to be making changes to the exits and entrances to the pit areas,” Stewart said. “There will be some changes structural inside the track, but all for the safety obviously.” The format for the race has yet to be determined, but NASCAR vice president Steve O’Donnell said it’s possible that the race will be run like a big dirt-racing event. “I think what is fair to say is we are looking at how races are competed at dirt tracks historically with heat races or last-chance races,” O’Donnell said. “I think we’re very interested in looking at that.” After a recent test session involving Stewart and Austin Dillon, Stewart said he doesn’t foresee any big changes to the trucks themselves to make the transition from pavement to dirt. “Literally, all we had to do was take the splitters off the front of the trucks,” he said. “With pavement tracks, and we do it in the Nationwide Series, the Cup Series and the Truck Series, determining how close you can get the nose of the vehicle to the ground is

very, very important. “With it being a dirt surface, those splitters can dig into the ground. Just a simple change of removing the splitter seemed to be enough of a change to keep that from happening.” Stewart, who usually competes in events at his track when possible, said he’s not sure about this one. His first priority is making sure the race goes off without a hitch, and he’ll likely be dealing with a much larger crowd than usual. The track capacity now is about 20,000, but temporary seats are an option if advance ticket sales warrant them. “Part of me definitely wants to be in a truck there and competing,” he said. “At the same time, as a track owner I feel a lot of responsibility to make sure everything is going as planned and doing everything we can to ensure a great show.” The race is one of 22 next season for the Truck Series. The other major change is the addition of a race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Ontario on Sept. 1, the same weekend as the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In the past, the trucks were part of the Labor Day weekend schedule at AMS, but this year the track will host a winged sprint car event for the Fayetteville, Ga.-based United Sprint Car Series on Friday night in addition to pole qualifying for the Sprint Cup race and a major fan event. Track president Ed Clark said that while the trucks put on a good show at AMS, he’s excited about the new lineup. “It’ll be a good, compact program, and it’ll offer a lot for fans,” Clark said.

Brad Keselowski spent a whirlwind week of media and other public appearances following his championship-sealing finish at HomesteadMiami Speedway. His week in the public eye concluded with his officially receiving the Cup championship and the more than $5 million in bonus money that goes with it at the annual awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Many of those in attendance at Las Vegas said Keselowski seemed to make the most of every appearance, taking time to chat with the attenBrad Keselowski with his dees and convincing championship ring. many of them that (NASCAR photo) he’ll be a great voice for the sport as its reigning champion. His comments to the media indicate it’s a role he relishes. “I’ve enjoyed every second of my time in Vegas,” he said. “It was tough to really sit back and realize how special this opportunity is. Because of that, now I really want to come back next year and do it all again. “The fans have been amazing this week. I can’t believe how many came out to celebrate this week with me. It’s special how passionate our fans are, and I’m proud to be a part of all of it for them.” His crew chief Paul Wolfe also seemed to be appreciative of the attention and accolades he received. “There was a lot to take in,” he said. “It seemed like we were non-stop on the go. I tried to take it all in and enjoy it

Chevy reveals 2013 race model Chevrolet used the Sprint Cup Awards week in Las Vegas to unveil the car that it will campaign in Cup beginning next season. The SS model will compete along with the Ford Fusion and the Toyota Camry as NASCAR’s elite series moves to a redesigned car for the 2013 season. Jeff Gordon, who drives the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, was among those present for the official unveiling, “I’m so excited to race this car,” Gordon said. “I had a chance to test it at Charlotte a couple weeks ago. Drove great.” The new cars are designed to better represent the passenger car versions offered to the public, and there have been changes made in an effort to make the racing more competitive, especially on the intermediate-length tracks that dominate the Cup schedule.

Erik Jones, 16, wins Snowball The 45th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., saw some of NASCAR’s top drivers, as well as some others with considerable NASCAR experience, battling for the win in a race that is arguably the highest profile short track race this side of NASCAR. In the end, it was Erik Jones, a 16-year-old driver from Byron, Mich., prevailing in a laterace duel with Kyle Busch to take the checkered flag. Jones and Busch raced each other for the top spot over the final 20 laps before Busch faded, allowing short track ace Jeff Choquette to take the runner-up spot, with Busch third, Jeff Fultz fourth and Chase Elliott, the son of 1988 NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, fifth. David Ragan, who drives in Sprint Cup for Front Row Motorsports, finished eighth after starting from the pole. Second-generation drivers John Hunter Nemechek and Ross Kenseth were 10th and 11th respectively. Camping World Truck Series driver Johanna Long, a former Derby winner, finished 14th, while her fellow truck series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. was 28th. Elliott, the defending Snowball Derby winner, won the preliminary Snowflake race on Saturday night, his second win in that event in the past three years.

Gordon honored for racing, philanthropic work For Jeff Gordon, the winning didn’t end with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at HomesteadMiami Speedway. Last week at Las Vegas he was named the 2012 winner of the National Motorsports Press Association’s Myers Brothers Award. The award is given in memory of NASCAR pioneering drivers Billy and Bobby Myers and recognizes individuals and groups that made significant contributions to the sport. Gordon was chosen because of his on-track success, which includes 87 Sprint Cup victories and four championships, and his off-track work on behalf of various charities. “Off the track, he has raised countless funds for charity through his foundation for pediatric cancer research,” said Modified racer Burt Myers, the grandson of Billy Myers, who presented the award to Gordon along with his brother and fellow Modified racer Jason Myers. “He has traveled to Rwanda to aid with health care as well as partnering with an organization to put it on the side of his race car as a drive to end hunger.” Gordon seemed genuinely surprised to receive the award. “I am deeply honored, proud of the work that I do on and off the track,” he said in his acceptance remarks. “This is fantastic.” There was little surprise when the winner of the NMPA’s Most Popular Driver award was announced. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won for the 10th straight year, tying him for consecutive years honored with Bill Elliott, who has a

Jeff Gordon during Friday’s Sprint Cup Series Champions Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas. (NASCAR photo) league-leading 16 awards for his career. Other award recipients included veteran broadcaster Ken Squier, who took the Buddy Shuman Award, given annually to those who helped build the Sprint Cup Series. It’s in

memory of Louis Grier Shuman, a driver and later racing official who died in a hotel fire in Hickory, N.C., in 1955 at age 40. The Crew Chief of the Year award went to Matt Puccia, crew chief for Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford. Engine builder honors went to Shane Parsnow from the No. 48 team at Hendrick Motorsports. Pit crew honors went to the No. 56 team of Martin Truex Jr. at Michael Waltrip Racing, and Denny Hamlin won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Year honors. Stephen Leicht was named the Sunoco Rookie of the Year for the Sprint Cup Series. There was little activity on the rookie front in 2012. Leicht started just 15 of 36 races, finished just five of those and had a best effort of 26th at Watkins Glen. The winner of the second annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award earned it without even being at a race track. Lorri Shealy Unumb, creator of “Ryan’s Law,” received the award for her work on behalf of children with autism. According to a NASCAR release, when Unumb’s oldest son Ryan was diagnosed with serious autism, she learned that health insurers wouldn’t cover his treatment. So she drafted legislation, Ryan’s Law, that has been enacted in more than 30 states and requires insurers to cover autism treatment. She also founded the Autism Academy of South Carolina, and the NASCAR Foundation’s donation of $100,000 will fund scholarships to the academy.

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HERBERT continued from pg 1 As for Johnson, he's still experiencing tightness in his left hamstring. He's expected to miss practice time this week, though Johnson remains confident he can play through the injury. ''I'm not worried too much,'' said Johnson, who has five touchdowns and leads the team with 55 catches and 705 yards. ''I know I'll be out there on Sunday, even if it was worse than what it is now.'' Johnson, who's also been bothered by a nagging groin injury, felt his hamstring stiffen after scoring on a 13yard catch early in the third quarter in a 34-18 win over Jacksonville on Sunday. Wood and Hairston were also hurt during the game. On the bright side, No. 2 receiver Donald Jones is expected to return after being held out Sunday with a calf injury. The Bills (5-7) remain on the fringes of the AFC playoff hunt in preparing to host the Rams (5-6-1). The injuries to Wood and Hairston leave the Bills with one backup lineman, tackle Thomas Welch. The team is expected to sign another lineman before returning to practice on Wednesday. Shortly after Gailey said the Bills were preparing to free up a roster spot to add a lineman, the team announced it had released veteran linebacker Kirk Morrison. The eighthyear player had proven to be the odd-man out after being

Bills center Eric Wood has often been hit by the injury bug during his short NFL career. It looks like the center will miss two-to-four weeks after a MCL injury. (AP Photo)

listed inactive for all 12 games this season. The Bills re-signed Morrison to a two-year, $4 million contract in March to provide them an experienced backup behind starter Nick Barnett. It was a disappointing finish to Morrison's two years in Buffalo. After spending five seasons as a starter in Oakland and one in Jacksonville, Morrison appeared in just 14 games — all as a backup — with the Bills. Buffalo's re-shuffled offensive line will feature Sam Young taking over for Hairston, and right guard Kraig Urbik expected to shift to center. That means David Snow is expected to take over at right guard. Snow is an undrafted rookie out of Texas who opened this season on Buffalo's practice squad. For Wood, the knee injury

is the latest setback for the second of Buffalo's two 2009 first-round draft picks. He missed the final seven games of last season after requiring surgery to repair a torn right knee ligament. Wood also missed the final six games of his rookie season after breaking two bones in his left leg. Wood said he won't require surgery because the injury is to his MCL. And he hasn't ruled out the possibility of returning to play in the final two games of the season. Wood was hurt with under 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. He was blocking a Jaguars player, when defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey dived into his leg while attempting to tackle running back Fred Jackson. Knowing that he was hurt, Wood was so frustrated by

being injured yet again that he stayed in for one more play before alerting the trainers. ''I was in disbelief,'' Wood said. ''I was in denial that I got hurt. So I just kept paying because I was like, 'There's no way I'm staying down on this field. There's no way this is happening again.''' He credited the knee brace he now wears as preventing what could have been a more serious injury. Wood was relieved to know the injury wasn't major, because he wasn't looking forward to spending yet another long offseason recuperating as he did last year. Wood wasn't fully cleared for practice at the start of training camp, and was eventually eased in at center. ''It's just stupid stuff that keeps happening. I played 49 straight games in college and never got banged up,'' said Wood, who played at Louisville. ''Maybe my luck ran out then.'' NOTES: Gailey said CB/return specialist Leodis McKelvin's stiff back is feeling better after he was forced to leave Sunday's game in the first quarter. ... Gailey said there's a fear veteran DE Chris Kelsay's neck injury could be season-ending. Kelsay has missed three of the past four games since tearing a ligament. He was spotted wearing a neck brace on Monday. ... CB Aaron Williams (right knee) has a chance to return this week after missing four games.

Rams Focus On Bills, Not Slim Playoff Hopes Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The word ''playoffs'' isn't being mentioned often around the St. Louis Rams' training facility unless asked by an outsider. ''This team is focused on Buffalo. It's our next opponent,'' coach Jeff Fisher said Monday at his weekly media gathering at Rams Park. ''There's too much that could happen right now. I don't even know what the record is of some teams in the division. So, we just go play.'' The Rams have made themselves into a playoff contender — albeit an outside one — with two consecutive divisional victories. Their 1613 overtime win against San Francisco on Sunday comes a week after winning at Arizona and leaves them as the only NFC West squad undefeated against division opponents with one game to go. St. Louis (5-6-1, 4-0-1) would need to leapfrog four teams to make the postseason, including the Seattle Seahawks, who host the Rams the final weekend of the regular season. This newfound hope of extending the season comes on the heels of a five-game stretch during which St. Louis went 0-4-1

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Once considered a possible "gimme-game" in the preseason has now turned into a meaningful game. Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams have won two in a row and have a decent shot at the playoffs still if they can keep winning. (AP Photo)

and fell to 3-6-1. ''Regardless of whether we've won or lost the week before, our focus has gone on to the next week and that's exactly what we're going to continue to do,'' said quarterback Sam Bradford, who completed 26 of 39 passes for 221 yards against San Francisco. ''Our focus now is going to Buffalo and getting another win.'' Fisher said that despite the positive results the past two weeks it matters little if his team doesn't get a victory at Buffalo. The Rams have won just one road game and they followed up a 24-24 tie at San Francisco with a lackluster 27-13 home loss to the New York Jets.

The lack of consistency is one reason the Rams aren't talking about making the playoffs for the first time since 2004. It's been a long road since. They went 29-83 without a winning season from 2005-2011, with their best finish coming in 2006 at 8-8 when the won their final three games. A victory Sunday will give St. Louis a non-losing record this late in the regular season for the first time since then. ''It feels pretty good,'' running back Steven Jackson said. ''We have a lot of room to grow, but the one thing about this team that we learned about the personality of it that guys are going to continue to fight.

people may think. This group of men believe that we can compete at a high level.'' Fisher said he likes the growth of his young team, but would like to see more from his offense in the final three games of the season. The offense has struggled scoring this season and the Rams needed two defensive scores - a fumble returned for a touchdown and a safety - and two field goals from beyond 50 yards to get past the 49ers. Fisher gave credit to San Francisco's defense, ranked second in the NFL for total defense. He also readily offered up the need for the offense to provide some breathing room for the defense. ''We'd like to think we'd end up with balance in the game. We'll score points and play good defense. That was a situation (Sunday) where we found a way to win a game against a good team under difficult circumstances,'' he said. ''But offensively, we need to pick things up here. We made plays in the passing game. Sam played very well against a difficult defense but we need more balance and more chunks and more scoring.''

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Bills Tickets In Toronto Now More Affordable Contributed Article Associated Press

''I really think the thing that impacted this thing negatively in the past is price-point on tickets,'' Greg Albrecht, the series' newly appointed executive director, said Monday. ''In all of our marketing, that's what we hammered home was ticket-pricing has been reduced, not because the product on the field is any worse or better, it's because we were not aligned with the rest of the NFL teams.'' Albrecht said the Toronto series average ticket is still about $17 above the NFL average, which he believes is acceptable because the game is a once-ayear event. It's still a marked drop from the first year, when prices ranged from $99-$275. This year, they range from $48-$225.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With an agreement nearly in place to have the Buffalo Bills continue playing an annual home game in Toronto beyond this season, Rogers Communications executives are confident this north-of-the-border experiment can succeed. Just not at any ticket price. After having difficulty selling out the first six games — including two during the preseason — organizers have drastically reduced ticket prices. The average price for a ticket for Buffalo's ''home'' game against the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 16 in Toronto will be $99. That's down from about $160 in 2008, when the series began. Continued on pg 10


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FREDONIA, N.Y. — The Fredonia State men's basketball team defeated Oneonta 72-66 in SUNYAC action on Saturday. After taking the lead with nine minutes to play, the Devils maintained the advantage by converting on nine of 10 free-throw opportunities down the stretch. With Oneonta leading 48-42, the Devils went on a 13-0 run to go up 52-48. The Devils scored on five straight possessions with Elliot Rogers, Amir Billups and Ray Parris all nailing three-point shots. Billups also added a layup and jumper during that spurt. The Devils continued their hot perimeter shooting, with six different players hitting on 10 of 22 three pointers.

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Billups and Tyrone Clark led the way with 14 points apiece. Rogers and Parris had 12 points each. Joe Monahan added 7 points, 7 assists and 3 steals. He was 4 for 4 from the line, all coming in the final 20 seconds of regulation. Dalton Kashmer had 8 rebounds. Jackson Zuvic led Oneonta with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Oneonta (1-4 overall, 0-2 Ray Parris contributed in a key 13-0 run that led the Blue Devils to SUNYAC) had built a 37-31 a win over Oneonta Saturday. (Fredonia State Sports Information) halftime lead after shooting a solid 50 percent from the field. three pointers and turned the the Blue Devils, connecting on 7-of-13 from the field and ball over 11 times to OneonThe Devils defense clamped ta's 12. The Red Dragons held 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. down in the second half, holding the Red Dragons to 34 the slight edge in free throws, Joe Monahan had 21 points including 4-of-10 from three15-14, and committed only percent shooting (8 for 23) to point range and three steals. one more foul, 17-16, than pave the way for the comeback. Billups scored 15 points, the Devils. The Devils shot 47 percent knocking down 3-of-5 from from the field for the game. Friday, Fredonia dropped its beyond the arc. opening game of SUNYAC The game was evenly played New Paltz was led by Deveino play in double overtime, 92on the stat sheet. Fredonia McRae who scored 23 points 87, to New Paltz. State held a 32-31 advantage and grabbed 17 rebounds. on the boards, a 10-7 edge in Clark scored 22 points for

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Matt Devine scored 22 points. With four minutes remaining in regulation — trailing 61-60 — Clark went up for a dunk and was fouled hard by Shalik Jenkins. Clark hit both free throws to give Fredonia State the lead. After back-and-forth play, Clark was fouled during a shot and made both free throws to tie the game. As time expired the Hawks' Taylor Sowah converted a layup near the buzzer. The three referees conferred and waived the shot off. In the first overtime, Monahan hit a deep three with the shot clock winding down and 54 seconds left to tie the game at 78 all. New Paltz's Jenkins converted two free throws and the Blue Devils' Clark hit a layup with 19 seconds left to send the

game to double overtime with the score tied at 80. Four lead changes occurred during the first overtime session, Clark contributed nine points. The second overtime opened up with another three by Devine followed by a Monahan to Clark alley-oop to get the crowd fired up. A foul followed by a technical foul resulted in three Fredonia State points to tie the game at 85. Jenkins hit a three with 37 seconds remaining to make it 88-85 New Paltz as the Hawks would hold the lead the rest of the way. Fredonia State is 3-3 overall and 1-1 in SUNYAC. The Devils hit the road for the annual North Country tip next weekend.

Toledo Races Past Bonnies In Glass City Final

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (4-5) fell to the Toledo Rockets (6-1) 59-45 in the finals of the inaugural Toledo Glass City Tournament on Sunday afternoon. The Bonnies would start this one with a new starting lineup for the first time this season. The combination of Andrew Case led the Fredonia Blue Devil swimmer to a second Alaina Walker, Doris Ortega, place finish at the Blue Devil Invitational (Fredonia State Sports Ashley Zahn, Jordan McGee Information) and CeCe Dixon had started event in a time of 3:45.02. Kris- all eight games to this point Contributed Article Fredonia State Sports Information ten Champoux, Sam Rokos, in the season. With Ortega Jennifer Smith and Wilkins out due to illness and Dixon made up that group. not starting for disciplinary FREDONIA, N.Y. — The Fredonia State women claimed The Devils also scored well in reasons, it opened the door for freshmen Katie Healy and the 200-backstroke. Wilkins the 2012 Blue Devil SwimEmily Michael to make their (2:30.00) and Andrasek ming and Diving Invitational first career starts. (2:31.77) finished second and title on Sunday. The Devils third, respectively. total of 1,102 points was Michael certainly made the nearly 400 points better than The men claimed second place most of her opportunity as second-place Saint Vincent. in the invitational on Sunday. did Hannah Little who saw Eight teams participated in the The Devils totaled 617 points, increased time for the shortthree-day event. handed Bonnies. second only to Penn State Behrend's 890. A total of eight The evening session saw the colleges competed. Devils claim four events. Lizzy Lodinsky set a new The evening session did not team record in the 200 freeyield a winner for the Blue and Contributed Article style with a time of 1:57.57. White, but there were several Fredonia State Sports Information Natalia Wilkins set a team standout performances. record in the 400 IM with a John Estanislau and Liam mark of 4:44.16. FREDONIA, N.Y. — The FreJones finished second and donia State women's basketElizabeth Schake was first in third, respectively, in the 100 ball team gained its first SUthe 100 butterfly. Her time of butterfly. Estanislau finished 58.68 seconds was .01 seconds in 52.29 seconds, while Jones NYAC victory of the season with a convincing 57-47 win shy of the school mark. touched out at 54.00. over visiting Oneonta on SatThe Devils claimed the Andrew Case was second in the urday. Becky Hebert finished evening's final event, captur400 IM in a time of 4:29.75. Eric with a game-high 22 points, ing the 400 freestyle relay in a Jordan turned in a third-place and Jaimie Warren added 8 time of 3:40.00. Schake, Rachel finish in the 100 backstroke points and 11 rebounds. Morgano, Lodinsky and Emily (53.95 seconds) after finishing Hebert and the Devils did Ginty comprised the winning first in the preliminaries. much of the scoring from quartet. The Blue Devil 'B' the free-throw line. She was Continued on pg 10 squad finished third in the 14 of 17 for the game, as the Devils converted 26 of 40 attempts. Oneonta committed 27 fouls in the contest. The Devils led by as many

Freshman Hannah Little and the Bonnies lost 59-45 to Toledo, dropping St. Bonaventure to 4-5 on the young season. (St. Bonaventure Sports Information Photo)

Michael scored the first points of the night for the Bonnies, tying the game 2-2. Toledo stormed ahead 7-2 before the Bonnies went on 5-0 run of their own to tie it at seven. Toledo then went on yet another 5-0 run to capture a 12-7 lead and never allowed the Brown and White to so much as tie the score the rest of the way. With 7:22 remaining in the first half, Michael drilled a three to cut the Toledo lead to just one, 16-15. But from there the Rockets used a 14-4 run to close out the half with a 30-19

lead as the teams headed for the locker rooms. At the break it was the freshman Emily Michael leading the Bonnies with six points while Toledo's Lecretia Smith had nine. Inma Zanoguera and Yolanda Richardson each added six. Bonnies freshman Hannah Little took full advantage of her role increase and grabbed a career-best six rebounds in the first half. In the second half Toledo came out firing on all cylinders and really put the game away quickly. The Rockets had

opened up a 21 point lead by the 16:04 mark. With Walker, Michael and Little leading the way, the Bonnies managed to cut the lead down to 13 with 4:40 to play but that was as close as they would come. Toledo picked up their sixth win with a 59-45 victory. The Bonnies will be back on the road on Wednesday (Dec. 5) when they head to Buffalo for a meeting with the Bulls at 7 p.m. GAME NOTES: Alaina Walker was named to the All-Tournament Team following her 15-point, 8-rebound performance on Saturday and 11-point, 5-rebound afternoon Sunday. Michael, a Clayton, Ohio native scored a team, game and career-best 13 points in a career high 34 minutes in the loss. Hannah Little scored a career best nine points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in a career high 25 minutes of action. Katie Healy did not score in her first career start but grabbed six rebounds.

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Jaimie Warren had eight point and 11 rebounds to lead Fredonia over Oneonta on Saturday. (Fredonia State Sports Information)

as 21 points during the first half. Following a pair of Jenna Austin free throws, they held a 33-12 lead with four minutes to play. They held the Red Dragons to 28 percent shooting in the initial frame.

Oneonta pulled close late in the game. With just under a minute to play, Kristen Pappalardo converted a layup to make it 52-47. The Devils scored the game's final five points, going five of six from

the line. For the Devils, Austin put in a solid effort with 5 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. The Devils outrebounded Oneonta 48-34. Oneonta was led by Kristen Pappalardo with 14 points and Kelly Mulligan with 11. Lyteshia Price grabbed 10 rebounds. Friday, Fredonia State dropped its opening game of SUNYAC play, 67-56, to New Paltz. With the score tied 10-10 seven minutes into the game the Hawks went on a ninepoint run and would maintain the lead the rest of the game. Going into the half the Hawks carried a 35-22 edge on Continued on pg 10

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Chad Bennett had a goal against Buffalo State Friday, but the Blue Devils still lost 7-3. (Fredonia State Sports Information)

Zach Hale made it 5-0 Buffalo State with a second-period goal before Brett Mueller netted one for the Blue Devils, who fell to 4-6 overall and 3-5 in the SUNYAC. Mueller's goal — his first of the season — came on a power play at 10:48 of the second period. Chad Bennett and John DeFeo scored third-period goals for the Blue Devils. It was the third of the season for Bennett, and the first of DeFeo's collegiate career. He also had an assist. Melligan scored 10 seconds into the game, and then again on a power play at 8:35 —

his fifth and sixth goals of the season. Zannella added a power-play goal at 10:09 and an even-strength goal at 11:29. They were his teamleading eighth and ninth goals of the year. The fourth Buffalo State goal resulted in a Fredonia State change in goal. The starter, Jeff Holloway, left after making four saves on eight shots. Mark Friesen made 17 saves the rest of the way. Buffalo State goaltender Kevin Carr was credited with 23 saves. The Blue Devils return to action next Friday at home vs. Elmira.

AKRON, Ohio — The St. Bonaventure men's swimming team returned to the pool Sunday Dec. 2 for the final day of the Zippy Invitational hosted by The University of Akron at Ocasek Natatorium. At the end of day three the Brown and White finished with a bronze medal and a score of 1262.5. Vatslav Lets took gold in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:48.69, Michael Pilyugin had a bronze finish touching in at 1:50.11. Jimmy Martin showcased his talents in the 100-yard free taking second-place with a time of 45.91. Also with a second-place finish was Matthew Rochna who touched in at 1:52.22 in

The St. Bonaventure men's swimming team took bronze at the Zippy Invitational held at Akron University in Ohio. (St. Bonaventure Sports Information Photo)

the 100-yard fly. The Bonnies then went on to sweep 6th, 7th and 8th place, Gregg Byrne took 6th with a time of 1:56.65, John Mackiewicz took 7th with a time of 1:57.47 and Elias Homerin took 8th with a time of 2:00.03. Homerin also took fifth-place in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:21.12. Teammate Mike Hartwell

came in a few places behind in the 1650 free with a 13th place finish and a time of 16:59.02. Taking a 10th place finish in the 200-yard backstroke was David Erickson who touched in at 1:58.47. Also with a tenth-place finish was Nathan Destree who came in at 47.02 in the 100 free. Mike Burud (pictured) had the top time for the Bonnies

in the 200 breast touching in at 2:11.79 and taking 10th place. Matthew Schutt came in a few spots behind in 13th place and a time of 2:13.13. In relay action for the night, in the 400-yard freestyle relay Lets, Destree, David Paccapaniccia and Martin teamed up to take the silver medal with a time of 3:04.68. Burud, Byrne, Earl and Erickson touched in at 3:12.59 and an eighth-place finish. The women finished seventh with a score of 698. Elizabeth Malone led the Brown and White with the top place finish of the night. She came in at 2:04.45 in the 200yard butterfly and took a silver place finish. In the 1650-yard freestyle freshmen Shannon Haberman touched in at 17:18.58, good Continued on pg 10


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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike e Smith lowered into a crouch as the odd-man rush developed in front of him. e it The puck went to the left wks wing and he followed, lodging st of his skate against the post. A one-touch pass sent the puck all across the front of Smith's crease and he slid over in a e flash, whipping his right leg p out for a sprawling pad save, setting off a collective 'Oh!' from fans lining the glass behind him. NHL players on the ice, competing hard, fans cheering by them on — it almost felt like a er, real game. the to Of course, it was only a th scrimmage in front of a couple hundred people at the Coyotes' practice facility, but h as the NHL lockout drags on, fans — and the players — will take anything they can get. on Dec. ''This is awesome,'' said Jane alo Pittet of Scottsdale, who left ls work to catch Thursday's workout at the Ice Den. ''I wish it were the real thing, but this is fun to watch.''

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5 According to a leading credit ealy and debit card processor, eer spending is down more than nds. 11 percent from a year ago on game day. The report by Moneris found that business is off nearly 35 percent for bars near arenas in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toin ronto, Montreal and Calgary. 3 Moneris surveyed the gamevils day spending of about 750 of -34. its customers in the hockey host cities. nd Restaurants are taking a nearly shia11 percent hit, with fast-food outlets down almost 7 percent ped compared to 2011. Edmonton AC is facing the largest impact, a 27 percent plunge. Spending near Montreal's Bell Centre is me down more than 21 percent, with a 17 percent drop in tain business near Toronto's Air e. Canada Centre. wks Merchants away from arenas, however, are getting a boost from the 11-week dispute. Moneris finds spending is up 5.4 percent.

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The Phoenix Coyotes have been holding informal workouts at their practice rink since the NHL lockout started and this week were joined by more than a dozen players from around the league for what amounts to a lockout minicamp. Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby, San Jose forward Patrick Marleau, Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller and Dallas forward Brendan Morrow are among the players who have made the desert the hockey destination this week by skating with

the Coyotes. Players from teams across the country have gotten together for workouts in their home cities, but this week is a chance to face a step up in competition and play against someone other than their teammates, not to mention feel at least a little pressure playing with people watching. ''It was fun to be out there and, OK, I've actually go to stop this puck,'' Miller said. ''I kind of tried to pretend I was back in front of the home

crowd and had to make a stop, so it was good.'' The NHL lockout reaches 75 days last Thursday and had already led to the cancellation of more than 400 games, including the New Year's Day Winter Classic and All-Star weekend. Federal mediators joined the talks between the NHL and players this week, but the sides appear to still be far apart. ''I thought I knew what to expect, but here we are, it's almost December and we're talking in Phoenix,'' said Miller, who lives in Los Angeles and has been working out with Kings and Ducks players. ''It's very frustrating that we can't have a true partnership in the sense that the game was doing well. If it needed a tweak or two, we were more than willing to listen, but it seems everyone's on guard and no one trusts the other party. It's been going like that for years. It's tough.'' Camps like the one this week will help them vent some of the frustration, but it's just not the same as playing in games that matter.

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''While overall spending at establishments near hockey arenas is down, it would appear that Canadians are simply choosing to stick closer to home,'' said Jim Baumgartner, the company's president and CEO. Molson Coors Brewing Co. and owners of the La Cage aux Sports chain say the labor dispute has reduced revenues. As a league sponsor, the brewer said it will seek financial redress from the NHL once the dispute is resolved. The Montreal Canadiens won't discuss the financial impact of the lockout, but Canadiens Vice President Donald Beauchamp noted that all 100 employees, including President Geoff Molson, have taken a 20 percent pay cut by working four days a week. Some 1,000 part-time employees who normally work during home games now work only during other events at the arena. The Moneris report tracked only food and drink spending, but the lockout is hurting hockey merchandise vendors and parking lot owners near arenas as well. La Capsule sportive, which sells licensed NHL clothing in

Quebec, has been in creditor protection since Oct. 19 as its debts grew in part due to the lockout. The chain hopes to survive by closing 60 percent of its 13 stores. Douglas Porter, deputy chief economist for BMO Nesbitt Burns, estimates that a canceled NHL season would trim just 0.1 percent from the gross domestic product because people would be spending their hockey money elsewhere. A University of Montreal professor specializing in sports business said that while the lockout is hurting workers and businesses near arenas, the broader financial effect is minimal. ''The net loss, if there's a loss, it's very small. People make a big fuss about it but certainly this impact is quite small in the aggregate,'' Michel Poitevin said in an interview. ''Of course, we can find some losers from the lockout. It's harder to find the winners because it's a lot more diffused — people can spend it anywhere. But I don't think overall there's a big impact.'' The lockout is also hurting lotteries that offer sports bet-

ting and provincial governments that earn millions of dollars in lottery profits. Loto-Quebec says it is losing about $500,000 a week in revenues without its top selling sport, while the Quebec government is out a quarter of that amount, or more than $1.4 million since the conflict started. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. said its sports revenues have been cut by 12 percent. Hockey betting generated $72 million, or more than 26 percent of the $270 million wagered on sports lotteries last fiscal year. The Ontario government receives about 25 to 28 percent of revenues. During the 2004 lockout, Ontario lost $25 million in sports betting revenues while Quebec's revenues dropped by $17 million from $46 million. ''While we acknowledge that there's been some impact on our business, we appreciate the fact that it's probably been a greater impact on a lot of either businesses and individuals that really rely on the sport and the industry for their livelihood,'' Ontario Lottery and Gaming spokesman Don Pister said.

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TORONTO — The Rochester Americans and Toronto Marlies met for the second time in as many nights Saturday evening at Ricoh Coliseum, where the Amerks dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the Marlies in the back-end of a home-andhome series between the North Division rivals. Toronto’s Nazem Kadri scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner just 1:06 into the extra session for the hometown Marlies, who improved to 3-0-0-0 against Rochester this season with the win. Toronto netminder Ben Scrivens got the nod again for the Marlies, finishing with 36 saves on 38 shots to earn his seventh win of the campaign. Amerks defensemen Brayden McNabb and Alex Biega each scored their second goals of the season, while David Leggio stopped 32 of 35 shots he faced in his fifth consecutive start between the pipes. Marcus Foligno assisted on both Rochester goals, snapping a two-game scoring drought to give the second-year pro four helpers over his last five games. The Amerks scored first in the contest with a power play goal at 6:49 of the opening period. Foligno took a pass from T.J. Brennan and sent it back to the blueline, where McNabb wound up and fired a slap-shot that made its way through traffic and past Scrivens for the goal. For McNabb, it was his second goal of the season. As the teams traded powerplay chances in the latter

stages of the second period, Toronto got on the board at the 15-minute mark. Skating with a man-advantage, the Marlies moved the puck around the zone, and Keith Aucoin sent a long pass from the left half-wall to the far post, where Kadri one-timed it in for the goal for his first of the night. Former Amerk Mike Kostka also assisted on the tying goal. The Amerks quickly regained their lead just over a minute later. Biega pounced on a loose puck in the neutral zone and rushed into the Toronto end on the right wing side. When he reached the top of the face-off circle, the defenseman released a quick wrist shot that got a piece of Scrivens’ glove and ricocheted into the net for Biega’s second goal of the season. Toronto once again tied the game when Paul Ranger scored at 15:12 of the third period to make it a 2-2 game. Ranger gained control of the puck along the right wing boards, skated out to the face-off dot and put a wrist shot just underneath the cross bar for the goal to push the game to overtime. Kadri would seal the victory for the Marlies just over a minute into the extra frame as he converted Matt Frattin’s cross-ice pass and sent a low shot between Leggio’s glove and the near post to give Toronto the 3-2 win. The Amerks return home on Friday, Dec. 7 as the Adirondack Phantoms journey west to The Blue Cross Arena. The 7:05 matchup will be the third of four get-togethers between the intrastate rivals and will be carried live on Sports 1280 WHTK.

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Lake Erie Fishing Hotline

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Flowing at about 200 cubic feet per second, Cattaraugus Creek is about as low and clear as it gets for this time of year. However, it is easily the best option of the Lake Erie streams. Steelhead are spread out in Cattaraugus Creek, so move around to find active fish. All other Lake Erie tributaries are very low and clear, with steelhead confined to the larger pools. It is best to move stealthily and use light fluorocarbon tippets, small baits and small hooks when fishing clear conditions.

Lake Erie steelhead commonly hit natural baits like egg sacs and worms, flies such as egg imitations, streamers and bugger patterns, and lures like minnow-type stickbaits and in-line spinners. The fish passage project at the Westfield Water Works dam on Chautauqua Creek has been completed. This fish passage gives steelhead access to an additional 10 miles of stream that runs through a deep, wooded gorge. There are about 7 miles of public fishing rights easements (PFR) over that stretch of stream. See the Chautauqua Creek PFR Map on the DEC’s website to view Large steelhead caught from the lower Niagara River at Whirlpool these public access areas. State Park. (DEC Photo)

NEW QB continued from pg 4 Frustrated fans have been calling for Foles to replace Vick since he had an impressive preseason playing against backups and guys who didn't make NFL rosters. His first 2 1/2 games didn't suggest he could be the team's long-term answer, but Foles played well against the Cowboys. The Eagles are facing a critical offseason that could shape the organization for years to come. First, owner Jeffrey Lurie must decide whether to bring Reid back for a 15th season. Whoever coaches the team, however, has to start with finding a franchise QB. If Foles stays healthy the rest of the way, he'll have seven starts under his belt. That's a decent sample for an evaluation, though not a definite indication of his potential. The last time the Eagles had such debate over their quarterback of the future was in 1997. Bobby Hoying, a third-round pick like Foles, had a strong start. He threw for 835 yards, six TDs, one interception and had a 60.4 completion percentage and 98.0 passer rating while going 2-0-1 in his first three starts. It was all downhill from there. Hoying went 1-9 in his next 10 starts and lasted just two more seasons, throwing just five passes, after leaving Philadelphia following the 1998

season. Donovan McNabb was selected with the No. 2 overall pick by Reid in his first year here in 1999. McNabb was the solution for a decade, leading the Eagles to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl loss. Kevin Kolb was supposed to be McNabb's successor, but Vick stole the show with his sensational play in 2010. Now, though, Vick appears on his way out. Vick had a remarkable season two years ago, leading the Eagles to an NFC East title, earning a spot as the starting quarterback in the Pro Bowl and winning the AP Comeback Player of the Year award. Vick then was rewarded with a $100 million contract in August 2011. Only $35.5 million of that deal is guaranteed money and Vick is due to make $15.5 million in 2013. He certainly won't get that as a backup. NOTES: Reid fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn and replaced him with Tommy Brasher, who served in that role with the Eagles in 1985 and from 1999-2005. ... RB LeSean McCoy is in stage three of his concussion rehab. McCoy has missed two straight games. ... Reid hinted that there could be changes in the secondary. The Eagles have allowed 16 TD passes and have no interceptions in the last six games.

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Chautauqua Lake

Muskellunge season is closed as of Nov. 30, most boats are packed away and many set their sights on ice fishing season. In the meantime, anglers can find good yellow perch and sunfish action in nearshore areas of 8-16 feet of water. Minnows, worms and small ice fishing jigs tipped with waxworms work well. Regular black bass season also closes on Nov. 30, but anglers can still target bass by catch and release only, artificial lures only.

Upper Niagara River

Muskellunge, tiger muskellunge and regular black bass seasons are closed on the upper river as of November

30. Anglers may still target black bass on the upper river, however bass fishing is now by catch and release only, artificial lures only. Casting spoons or drifting egg sacs from Bird Island Pier and Broderick Park usually produces some trout catches at this time of year. 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 (716-366-0228; jlmarkha@gw.dec.state.ny.us). The fishing hotline can also be heard at (716) 679-ERIE or (716) 855-FISH.

TORONTO SERIES TICKETS COME DOWN IN PRICE continued from pg 7 The reduction comes at a time when the series is set to expire. The game against the Seahawks is the finale of the five-year deal reached between the Bills and Rogers, the Toronto-based communications company giant. Albrecht said negotiations to renew the series are nearly complete. ''I think we still have to dot a few I's and cross a few T's. I think it's more administrative at this point,'' he said. ''But we're obviously confident that we'd like to move this thing forward.'' The Bills are in favor of extending the series, because it provides them a foothold in Canada's largest city and financial capital. With Toronto only about a two-hour drive from Buffalo, the Bills have also been able to lure Torontoarea fans to attend games at Orchard Park.

The team estimates that 15 percent of its season-ticket base is from southern Ontario. The formal announcement of a series extension is not expected until early next year. One holdup is the Bills are in negotiations with state and county officials to renew their lease at Ralph Wilson Stadium, which expires in July. Progress has been made in lease negotiations since stalling in late summer. But talks are temporarily on hold because New York officials have spent the past month directing much of their attention on the lasting effects of Superstorm Sandy. Rogers agreed to pay the Bills $78 million to play eight games (including three preseason) at the downtown domed 54,000-seat Rogers Centre. It's unknown whether the entire amount was paid after a scheduling conflict in August led to

Rogers having the Bills take back a preseason game that was set to be played in Toronto. An extension of the series is expected to be similar to the previous deal, with Buffalo playing one annual regularseason game in Toronto, though it's unclear how many — if any preseason games — will be included this time. Despite enduring numerous growing pains, Rogers remains committed to making the series work. ''I think it would be silly for us to say, 'We're not going to entertain moving this thing forward,' after quite honestly some of the pain that we've faced in the past years of learning,'' Albrecht said. ''We have our learning now, and I think this game will prove we're on the right path.'' Albrecht, who took over the series in August, has stopped the previous practice of giving

away tickets in order to draw larger crowds. He's also worked on turning the game into more of an entertainment event. He's already scored a coup by signing South Korean rap sensation PSY to perform during half time. PSY's ''Gangnam Style'' has become YouTube's most-viewed video, generating more than 840 million views. ''I think just being topical and being fun: That's what this whole thing is all about,'' Albrecht said. ''We're opening it to not just die-hard football fans, but opening it up to people who might be on the fence right now, or folks who want to spend an afternoon wanting to have a good time.'' Albrecht has a broad background in overseeing sports and entertainment projects, including the 2010 Vancouver Games and two Canadian Football League Grey Cup championships.

VICTORY AT INVITATIONAL continued from pg 8 The 400 freestyle relay team finished second. Their time of 3:12.28 would have been a pool record if not for the Penn State Behrend squad timing out in 3:11.99. The four Devils participating were Estanislau,

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HEBERT HANDLES ONEONTA WITH EASE continued from pg 8 the scoreboard and a 25-13 advantage in rebounds. The Hawks were led by Kahsyrah Bryant with 9 points and 8 rebounds in the first half. Becky Hebert had 9 points for the Devils. The Blue Devils came out strong in the second half

out-scoring the Hawks 12-6 to bring the game within five points, 39-34. Hebert accounted for nine points during the rally. After trading baskets, New Paltz ran off eight unanswered points to take a 49-36 lead. The Devils pulled within six

points late in the game. With 2:40 left in regulation the Blue Devils trailed 59-53 following a pair of Jenna Austin free throws. Hebert led the Blue Devils with 23 points. Jaimie Warren had 12 points and 8 rebounds. New Paltz finished with four

players in double figures. Bryant recorded a doubledouble with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Shannan Walker and Michelle Valle had 12 apiece, and Jennifer ended with 10 points. The Devils are now 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the SUNYAC.

BONNIES MENS TEAM EARN SPOT ON PODIUM continued from pg 8 for a fifth-place finish. A sixth-place finish was clinched by Adelyn Graf who touched in at 2:03.43 in the 200-yard back. McKenzie Courtney showcased her breaststroke talents by taking 8th place in the 200

breast with a time of 2:25.53. Lauren Caldwell came in at 2:06.91 in the 200 fly and took eleventh-place. Coming in for a 14th place finish in the 100-yard free was Sierra Wilkinson with a time of 53.06.

Aly Paz finished in 15th place in the 1650 free with a time of 17:50.62. In relay action for the night, a team of Taylor Anderson, Rachel Bull, Meghan Van Raalte and Wilkinson touched in at 3:34.80 and took 12th place in the 400-yard freestyle

relay. Coming in just two places behind was Graf, Hope Andrews, Malone and Haberman who took 14th place with a time of 3:35.91. The Bonnies take a few weeks off and return to the Reilly Center pool on Jan. 19 to host Binghamton.

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AWKWARD LIES The first order of business when you arrive at your golf ball is to examine your lie, i.e., the characteristics of how your ball is sitting. Your lie dictates the kind of shot you can play, so part of being a skillful player is “reading” the lie and then being able to execute the required shot. There are four basic types of uneven lies: 1. Ball above your feet; 2. Ball below your feet; 3. Downhill slope; 4. Uphill slope. Each of these has a predictable ball flight pattern, and the gravitational forces of the hill will challenge your ability to make a balanced golf swing. Simple adjustments you make in your setup will compensate for the effect the slope has on your body. Keep these effects of uneven lies in mind: 1. The ball follows the direction of the slope. 2. You’ll lose your balance down the slope. 3. The bottom of your swing arc is altered by the slope. 4. The path and plane of your swing are altered by the slope. Although uneven lies are oppo-

sites, there ABOUT THE WRITER are adjustDr. T.J. ments that Tomasi is are stana teaching professional dard for all. in Port St. In general, Lucie, Fla. protect your Visit his website at balance by tjtomasi.com. anchoring yourself into the hill, against the pull of gravity. Angle your shoulders to match the slope so you can swing with the contour of the hill. The slope causes changes in your swing arc, and you need to adjust your ball position accordingly. Move the ball back on a right-toleft slope, forward on a left-to-right slope. And finally, opening or closing your stance will neutralize the effect of the slope by returning your hips to level. Close your stance for a right-to-left slope, and open it for the opposite. Once you’ve made the correct adjustments in your setup, you need to do only two more things: The first is to make a smooth, three-quarter swing for maximum control, and the second is to focus on the target. These are general guidelines; next week we’ll outline the specifics of awkward lies.

The great Annika Sorenstam knows how to adjust for a downhill lie by moving the ball back and tilting her shoulders to the angle of the slope.

My stance is closed here, with the ball back and my weight toward my toes. I’m aiming right because this one will curve a lot in the direction of the slope, from right to left.

2012 Per Round Per Hour

$114,854 $51,591 $43,367 $30,614 $24,748

GOLF SPOKEN HERE

Bird Nest When your ball lands in the thick rough and lies like an egg surrounded by deep grass. The danger here is that you’ll swing under it and hit nothing but grass, so hover your club at ball height for solid contact.

$22,970 $10,318 $8,673 $6,123 $4,950

— Peter Thompson, 83-year-old elder statesman of Australian golf and fivetime winner of the British Open, on the benefit of paying Tiger Woods sevenfigure fees to play in Australia.

THE GOLF DOCTOR

Just working for a living

1. Tiger Woods 2. Phil Mickelson 3. Ernie Els 4. Hal Sutton 5. Vijay Singh

One instructor tells you to swing the club handle, the next teaches that it’s the clubhead you need to focus on. Some teachers tell you to pay attention to your arm swing, while others say you need to concentrate on the big muscles of the trunk — let the big muscles move the small ones. Still others claim that it’s the impact zone that holds the key to the swing. If you believe this canard, then all the important things you have to think about are at impact. But according to research done by Shana K. Carpenter and her colleagues at Iowa State University, all these pros need a mulligan. She says that you should focus on external things such as ball flight and hitting the target when you play a game like golf. When Earl Woods asked the 6-yearold Tiger what he was thinking while he hit, Tiger answered, “I just think about where I want it to go, Daddy.” And Dr. Carpenter agrees: “Athletic skills are often executed better when learners focus attention externally (e.g., on the trajectory of the ball after a tennis serve), rather than internally (e.g., on the position of their arm). Relative to internal focus, external focus led to faster acquisition and better maintenance of speeded responses over the retention interval.” So by using external focus, not only does the initial performance of the skill improve, but your retention of the skill on a long-term basis is superior. Insider Takeaway: Thirteen years ago I wrote “The 30-Second Golf Swing,” an entire book that shows golfers exactly how to take advantage of learning’s dynamic duo — initial performance and longterm retention. For more information, visit www.tjtomasi.com.

“I think Tiger Woods’ impact was minimal barring the few days he was here. It cost heavily and it changed nothing, fundamentally.”

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Below is a comparison of the top five golfers on the PGA Tour money list in 2000 and 2012. We’ve calculated each player’s earnings per round and, assuming a fivehour round, his earnings per hour. Rory McIlroy leads this year with $125,749 per round and $25,150 per hour. Tiger has suffered a drop in his hourly rate of $6,830, and Vijay Singh made only $4,950 per erall hour in 2000, hardly enough to feed his family by PGA Tour standards. Is it any wonder that sales of those tiny yellow plastic clubs for 4-year-olds are at an all-time high? If you’re going to nudge your child toward a sport, would it be golf or, say, badminton? Congratulations if you chose golf; you may now start your search for that condo in Florida.

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At a recent Top 100 Teachers’ retreat, guest speaker Dr. Peter Mackay, a special y consultant to the Titleist Performance es Institute, outlined what he considers to be the safest golf swing for the back and shoulders. His choice is a swing resembling that of 50-year-old Rocco Mediate, winner of $17 million on the PGA Tour. Mediate had a bad back, but as a result of l changing his golf swing in 2005 to a more body-friendly movement pattern, his back ) or is no longer a problem. The key to Mediate’s 28; success is what I call the “moving coil,” us). a swing motion that is more around your spine and causes far less stress on the back o E or than the standard swing. Additionally, allowing the head to release at impact lets you stand up into the “I” finish in your followthrough — another back saver. You can also reduce back strain by letting your left heel rise and your lower body turn with your upper body. Move the ball farther w ked back at address and close your stance more ore than the norm while strengthening both your right- and left-hand grip positions. This will produce a lower, hooking ball flight that will give you more yardage, so you need to p aim a little more to the right than normal. urMake the Change am There comes a time when every golfer 's should change swings, and it should be ing done carefully, using a detailed blueprint. ws. The question is when to make the switch. You’ll know it’s time when some combination of the following are present: 1. Your in-swing posture changes as you t,'' struggle to swing the club up and around ing behind you. ball 2. Your ball flight becomes erratic and you lose distance. e 3. You feel like you’re playing “old golf” ho as the young lions blow it 30 yards by you n off the tee. me.'' 4. You have aches and pains in the morning that you didn’t used to have. 5. You get tired on the last few holes. s 6. You find yourself riding in the cart s, more than you used to. ver 7. You have trouble seeing the ball land. 8. Your “touch” and ability to judge distances eludes you for long stretches of time. 9. You’re consistently missing more greens and getting it up and down fewer times. 10. Your scoring range widens so much that you can’t tell within 10 strokes what you might shoot on any given day. 11. On your good days, you feel and play like your younger self, but on your bad days, it’s the worst it’s ever been. The upshot of all these symptoms is that your body and your swing no longer match, and the solution is to get them matched up again.

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$25,150 $16,140 $11,340 $11,067 $12,224

Whole-body warm-up is best Most golfers use some kind of warm-up routine before they tee off. They take practice swings, put a club behind their back and stretch or swing two clubs. It’s a good habit to have because you definitely need to warm up the muscles you’re going to use. But while upper-body warm-ups are common, the lower body is often neglected, especially the hamstrings and quadriceps. The hamstrings are a group of three muscles on the back of the leg, running from the hip joint to the knee joint, that flex or curl the leg. They play an important role in rotating the legs as you swing, so if they’re not ready to go when you are, you’re going to have a “dead-legged” swing in which you use only your upper body. It’s a recipe for hitting a big slice off the first tee. Warm up your hamstrings with this exercise: Steady yourself with a golf club and curl your leg toward your rear end as much as you can, then hold it for 10 seconds. Do 10 repetitions for each leg. Insider Takeaway: A cold muscle is a “slow” muscle and can be easily injured, so institute an equal opportunity warm-up routine including both upper and lower body parts. Next week: Exercises for your quadriceps.

BIRDIES AND BOGEYS

ASK THE PRO

Rory’s back trouble

Simple truth about the golf swing

At 23, Rory McIlroy already has the beginnings of back problems, and his unusual pelvis recoil after he hits the ball is not helpful in this regard. In a May article in Golf Magazine, I outlined a power move all long hitters use called the pelvic pistol. I used McIlroy as the model, but he is the only player I’ve ever seen reverse his hips after impact. His hips stop to fire at the target as they should (the pistol), but then they start rotating back toward the address position, a move that ratchets up the sheer force and begs the question, “What will his back be like 10 years from now?” Insider Takeaway: Maybe Nike should offer him a five-year deal instead of 10, just to be on the safe side.

Q: You wrote something on your website about how the swing isn’t that simple, but that’s not what I hear from some of the teaching pros. Why do a lot of them say they can make the swing simple? — Rod, Burlington, Vt. A: Would you go to a teacher who claimed to make the subject complicated? Probably not. There is so much information out there about the swing, and the experts don’t agree on what’s what, so the student, who just wants to get better, is often confused. Enter the “simple” marketing strategy. Also, the Madison Avenue types have taken to portraying good teachers as a cross between Andy Griffith’s Sheriff Taylor and the “Deli Lama,” the guy behind the counter in the delicatessen who knows the true meaning of golf. But talk for 20 minutes to a good teacher and you’ll find no rube, unless rube is called for. Of course, you might also ask Captain Simple, “If the golf swing is so darn simple, what do I need you for?”

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Cocktail and dinner music - solo piano, or duet, trio, quartet, etc. Phone 716-6726767 FREDONIA CONTRADANCE 12/7 Fri Dec 7 @ 8 PM $6/per-

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Amy was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer 2 years ago. She is still currently on chemotherapy. Amy has faced her fight against cancer with courage and grace. The benefit will be held on December 1, 2012 at the Fireman’s Club Silver Creek NY. Doors open at noon til ?. The spaghetti dinner is from 2-7 adults $8.00, children $6.00, music, chinese auction, raffles, 50/50 and much, much more. Come have a great time and help support Amy and her family!!!

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Sony Bravia HD TV 1080 excellent condition asking $350 call 673-5160 for details

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ESTATE SALE

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COMPUTERS LEATHER

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bars, adjusters, ect obo 716269-2109 MINNEAPOLIS-MOLINE MOTOR To hydraulic power unit.

Clutch not included. Hydraulic Pump is intact. $ 350. 716597-6372.

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GAS

$45 716-

CROSSTRAINER

ft,Like New $38 9094

6372

PUNCH / PRESS 1840 # Ph3 Hp4 $825 - Call 716-597-6372

HAMMOND MODEL 14-S 2440 #

Good condition $570. 716-597-6372 1140 # DRILL PRESS MANVILLE NO. 40

2300 #

BAND SAWS, LATHES Many

PRESSES,

2007 Golf Cart like new new lift kit, tires, wheels, windshield $5500. 969-3759 716-969-3759

2008 kids 4 wheeler like new,70cc auto clutch, orange, $600. 716969-3759 RECREATION

HUNTING KNIFE & SHEATH

Tuf-Stag Ultra Honed Bowie knife in Leather Sheath, Collectable 716-581-3089

716-597-6372.

SNOWPLOW BLADE - 7’ X 2’ w/ Attachment. $450. 716-5976372. CAST IRON HOUSE RADIATORS 5 @ $100 each. Call

716-597-6372. 38”x18”x8”, 38”x24”x7”, 38”x19”x8”, 20”x32”x8” & 44”x30”x7”

BIG SNOW PLOW MACHINE

For parts. Motor and pumps removed. Remaining parts intact. Call for price. 716-5976372 JOHN DEERE 42 SNOWTHROWER For lawn tractor $250.

716-597-6372

WESTERN SNOW PLOW BLADE

TOOLS BLUE GENERATOR

WINTER_ITEMS

$500. Call

Made in U.S.A. $700. 716-597-6372

RAHN LARMON LATHE

Good Condition $600. 716597-6372 $5.00 pickup load you load all hardwood 716-269-2109

SLAB WOOD

DACHSHSUND

PUPS

Ready 11/15 3 male 2 female vet checked wormed first shots call Amber info 585 297 8618 585-297-8618

Niagara no. 101 $560 716-597-6372

DOALL CONTOUR SAW MACHINE $1,000 -- 716-597-6372

GOLF CART

MINI

PUNCH / PRESS 580 #

BOWFLEX EXERCISE MACHINE

Norwegian KickSled - excellent for winter fun, made of tubular steel and beechwood. 716-487-2448

DUNKIRK HOME FOR RENT

CHICAGO SVC MACHINE 760 # No. 1-A $550 - Call 716-597-

to choose from. 716-597-6372

KICKSLED - MADE IN NORWAY

HOUSES

6 716-488-

Like New! Call for details. 716-488-9094 Like new priced to sell! 716488-9094

for the remainder of the school year pay for 2nd semester plus utilities. Very nice!! 716-673-7317

ALUMINUM STEP LADDER

$1,030 -- Call 716-597-6372

ELLIPTICAL

3-4 BDRM APTS MOVE IN NOW

$1,700. Call 716-597-6372.

$1,098 - Call 716-597-6372

488-9094

Fri. �am- 5:��pm

PRESS

TREADMILL

EXERCISE MACHINE

Tues.-Thurs. �am- 5pm

POWERED

SLATE MODEL D 20 420 # Ph3 Hp2 $300 Call 716-597-6372

Priced to sell. Like New ! 716488-9094

�on. �am- 4pm

E-mail: sales@starprg.com Website: www.starprintedgraphix.com

1976 6 hp johnson boat motor great shape. $350. Or bo call 716-763-7633 716-7637633 (MOTORIZED)

�ours:

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GUITARS MANDOLINS UKULELE All On Sale Include

Logo�Design Business��ards

Vinyl�Graphics Graphic�Design

4867 West Lake Road (Rt. 5), Dunkirk NY

ST R MUSIC

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DOGS YORKIE-POO PUPPY 4 SALE

Yorkie-Poo Puppy 4 Sale, 8 wks old, Brown/Black, dewormed, weaned, & Vet checked. Asking $375.00 716487-1790 Alpha K-9 center boarding,training, grooming let your friendly pet enjoy themselves in the country. 716-269-2109

4 mth old female yorkie, ckc registered, wormed & shots, vet checked, family raised. 716549-4615

FEMALE YORKIE

1 Female Shih-Tzu puppy. $500.00, 716-761-6189

FOR SALE

BOARDING

Alpha k-9 Center is offering boarding service, your pet will enjoy the country. 716-269-2109

BOARDING

Beautiful black and mahogany, if your looking for a large bone, very inteligent, great temperment they are 9 weeks old have shots, been dewormed, they are AKC registered have full health certificates, only have 3 left 2 females and 1 male, 550.00 716-962-8545

ROTTWEILER PUPS

PET_SUPPLIES gurths, leathers, pads, bits, riding helmets, misc. selling out. many thing. obo 716-269-2109

HORSE MISC.

BIG HORN WESTERN SADDLE

parade saddle with silver and fancy foot covers, excellent condition, red seat, 16 in. 150.00 obo 716-269-2109 HORSE HARNESS, complete harness for quater horse or standard size. 2 full sets. 716269-2109 HALF

LINGER

AKC REGISTERED LABRADORS Tri-colored litter Dew

Claws,Wormed, shots. Females $450.00. Males $350.00. Excellent lineage. 716-358-6037

BEAUTIFUL RANCH IN RIPLEY

Move in condition. finished basement w/fireplace. central air. 2 1/2 car attached garage, large lot. $85,000. 716-792-9462 or 716-736-7183

Very nice, Many updates 3-4 bedroom in great Dunkirk neighborhood. $59,900. Jan Colvin 716-467-1817

4 bdrm close to schools/ hospital, parking. No pets/ smoking. 700 mth & security deposit & utilities 716-7858882

SINGLE FAMILY HOME

DUNKIRK HOME FOR RENT

EXECUTIVE HOME 3100 SQ FT

4 bdm. off street parking, close to hospital & schools. No pets/smoking 700 mth., & security deposit HOUSE 4 RENT IN DUNKIRK 3.5 Bed/1 bath. $650/month.Nonsmoking. 1st & last & security required. References. Ready Nov. 15th 716-467-2197

UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS BROCTON 2 BEDROOM UPPER

All electric. No pets. $400/ mo plus security. Call 716792-9871 or 792-7243. 1/2 MONTH FREE RENT - 2BD

On ‘Chaut Lake, renovated 2bedroom. From $610 Inc H/H water. Sec Dep Call 716 450-2254 WESTFIELD 2BR UPPER Close to town. Available 12/1/12. 425/mo plus security. Call 716-792-7243.

In West Ellicot/Jamestown. Furnished includes 2000 Mercedes. $397,000. For more information call 716490-2964

MOBILE_HOMES ZIMMERMAN MOBILE HOME

3 bed, 2 bath, large living room, large kitchen, large shed, needs minor work. text or call to view 716-4674077 ZIMMERMAN MOBILE HOME

3 bed, 2 bath, large living room, large kitchen, large shed, needs minor work. text or call to view 716-4674077 ZIMMERMAN MOBILE HOME

3 bed, 2 bath, large living room, large kitchen, large shed, needs minor work. text or call to view 716-4674077

HARNESS

leather harness nice obo 716269-2109

FARMS_AND_LAND

AKC LABRADOR RETRIEVERS

Tri Colored litter. Dew Claws, Wormed and shots. Females $450.00. Males $350.00. Execellent lineage. 716-3586037

HOUSES

30 ACRES(15 ACRES GRAPES)

FURNISHED APARTMENTS 1-4 BDRM FURNISHED APTS

Rent early for the best apts. 2 semester minimum. Very clean and cheerful. 716-6727317

15 acres Concord Grapes w/ Welch contract & 15 acres of timber woods. $62,500.....716-474-7997.

AIR_CONDITIONING HEATING CHAIR CANNING Chair canning by Rolly-A chair is only as good as the seat that is in it.Call Rolly for a seat-phone 716-366-4406


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2004 HONDA CR-V (EX)

TRUCKS

INTL. CEMENT MIXER TRUCK

107k miles, auto, 5.7 liter, great shape! 716-680-2526

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lift Truck. Only 70,000 miles. $4,700. Call 716-597-6372.

ROOFING

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FORD F SUPER DUTY TRUCK

With Top Lift Basket - $2,800. Call 716-597-6372

YELLOW KNUCKLE BOOM TRUCK $3,800. Call 716-597-

6372.

1939 65-FOOT LADDER TRUCK

Model 6G2. $15,000 - 716597-6372 1965 FORD C900 FIRE TRUCK

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Repairs & new systems.

Design services available. 716-640-0604

SIDING_AND_AWNINGS HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Metal, vinyl, composites.

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WINDOWS GLASS

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MGB 24,125 original miles. $22,500 For more information call 716-490-2964.

POLE_BUILDINGS

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1963

1994 CHEVY SILVERADO 4X4

Kits available! 716-640-0604

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For Restoration. $3,000 716597-6372

new constuction & add-ons, hot water tanks & baseboard heat. 716-640-0604

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162,000 mi., V6 4.0L SOHC. Power windows, locks, CD/Cassette Mechanically sound. $2,600 o/b/o 716-672-9586

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Blown in fiberglass & ce-

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CERAMIC_TILE

1999 FORD 4X4 White,

Z-28 1983 camaro Z28 4sale ex. cond. t-tops, V8, dual ex. 4500.00 call Kelly 716-4890177 716-489-0177

IKO RUBBER ROOF 4 NEW rolls, Covers 400 sq. ft. Paid $280.+, Sell for $250./obo 716-965-2125

mold remediation & restoration. 716-640-0604

HOLIDAY DEALS,

AUTOS

hard/soft foam available. Also offering attic vacuuming. call STEVE BITTINGER 716-761-6189

NANCE. Meeting all of your building, remodeling, home improvement, & property maintenance needs! Fully licensed & insured. www. holtcontractingwny.com 716-640-0604

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Pressure washing, fire &

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we can do wheel base changes, body changes on big trucks. best prices .6727242 local 716-672-7242

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING All types! Repacement &

BLOCK

We make n install custom made glass block windows. Affordable/High Quality 716-484-8312 free est.

Recently arrived and completely re-conditioned. 43 feet. $8,900 Call 716-5976372 With bucket lift. Only 70,000 miles. $4,700. Call 716-5976372.

1977 CHEVY C 60 TRUCK

63000 miles, 350 carbureted, Runs great - $1900 716-597-6372

1984 CHEVY 3500

VANS Just arrived! 150,000 miles, 175 hp, Automatic. Call 716-5976372. 2003 ISUZU NPR HD

1992 FORD MARK III CUSTOM

88000 org. miles, No WINTERS, LIKE NEW, 7 pass, NEW TIRES, TUNE-UP, to much to list, A MUST SEE! 716-965-2125

1997 GMC and Chevrolet 3500 series. $3,750 each, or $7,500 for both. 716597-6372. 2 BUS VANS

2001 FORD E350 SUPER DUTY

E350 Van 131,000 miles Runs good. $2,500 Call 716-5976372

VEHICLE_ACCESSORIES 730 CU FT TANKER TRAILER

$8,300. Call 716-597-6372.

CAT C-15 ENGINE WITH CORE

521,205 miles - Runs great. $7,500. Call 716-597-6372. From Tow Truck $700 716-5976372 HOLMES 600 WINCH

CAR LIFT ALIGNMENT

Call 716-597-6372. CARCO WINCH

716-597-6372.

$1,500.

$1,000. Call

HYDRAULIC

FIFTH

WHEEL

$950. Call 716-597-6372.

DETROIT SERIES 60 ENGINES

11.1 Liter Engine - $3,000. 12.7 Liter Engine - $3,900. Call 716-597-6372.

CAT BIG TRUCK ENGINES CAT 3116 - $2,400. CAT 3406 C $3,300. CAT 3406 E Engine $3,995. Call 716-597-6372.

INTL. BIG TRUCK ENGINES

444 E / 7.3 power strokes - $1,800. International 360 Engine - $2,000. Call 716-5976372. MACK 300 ENGINE $2,600. Call

716-597-6372.

CUMMINS ENGINES FOR SALE

5.9L 12 Valve- $2,300. 8.3L$3,100. N14 Mechanical$3,200 M11 Select $ 3,800. 716-597-6372. CUMMINS 8.3 L ENGINE 24V electronic $4200 716-5976372.

MISCELLANEOUS military items and hunting items. Guns, Swords, Helmets, Foreign county uniforms, etc. Will buy complete collections. Jim Schermerhorn - 326-2854

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