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An Angels Choir:

Volunteers Make The Living Christmas Tree A Reality By Patricia Pihl Star Staff Writer

Whether you call it the living Christmas tree or the singing Christmas tree, those who have witnessed its sights and sounds are sure to call it “magnificent.” Ushering in the holiday season for the 27th year, The Living Christmas Tree is the Christmas story told in the majesty of song, dance, and narration - something the Jamestown community has come to know and love as a favorite holiday tradition. But before the beauty and pageantry, there’s plenty of hard work. It’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving and volunteers at First Covenant Church are busy assembling wooden risers and railings—the 1,000 or so pieces of wood that will serve as the frame for its conical shape. The sanctuary, once silent now blares with electric drills and the voices of volunteers, shouting to communicate above the sounds of construction. Unloading the pieces from a tractortrailer at 8 a.m., the construction is complete by early afternoon, according to Carol Kindberg, an event organizer and one of the many and volunteers who helps to make the production a reality its year. After its assembly, Kindberg says, “It’s pretty much up to the women to decorate it.” Kindberg says that about 20 to 25 volunteers are involved with the con-

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Top: Volunteers assembly the wooden frame of the Living Christmas Tree.

Shopping Local Lands National Spotlight- Again Special to the Star This year, Small Business Saturday takes to a second year as Americans around the country rally in their support of small businesses. According to American Express, the main company behind the Small Business Saturday movement, American’s as a whole are dissatisfied with the economy. “According to the August 2011 American Express OPEN Small Business Saturday Consumer Pulse, the need for the initiative remains vital -- 46 percent of Americans say the strength of the small business economy is “worse” than five years ago. ‘Nine in 10 Americans believe small business success is critical to the health of the U.S. economy, and Small Business Saturday translates this sentiment into dollars and cents for independent retailers,” said Maryann Fitzmaurice, senior vice-president of American Express OPEN. “The FedEx commitment to this year’s Small Business Saturday adds an important voice for consumers to support the Main Street merchants they love and couldn’t live without.’” As you shop this year, remember to stay local and support our many local businesses. This very paper you’re reading is able to function because of the support of Chautauqua County’s great small business population. According to the Small Business Saturday website, 68% of all money spent at a local small business will come directly back to the county. It’s our turn to make a difference, try something new this holiday season! About Small Business Saturday Nov. 26 marks the second annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that

create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday (SBS) was created in 2010 by American Express in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: creating more demand for their products and services. A total of 1.5 million Facebook users, 130 public and private organizations, and 41 elected officials declared their support for SBS last year. More than 100,000 small businesses downloaded SBS marketing materials, 10,000 businesses signed up for free Facebook advertising that ran

on SBS, and 200,000 consumers registered their American Express cards to receive $25 statement credits when they shopped at a small business on SBS. Small retailers who accept the American Express Card saw a 28% increase in sales on SBS when compared to the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2009. A Word from the Chamber of Commerce “The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce strongly encourages people to shop locally this holiday season. One of our key focus points

is driving foot traffic and sales for local businesses. We try to do this in a variety of ways: · Selling Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks to encourage shoppers to spend their money at businesses here in our communities · Providing an online business directory to help consumers find what they are looking for at local merchants · Providing member-to-member discounts to support the members of the Chamber of Commerce and help build their business · Providing marketing opportunities that encourage support of local companies Chautauqua County is fortunate to have a wide variety of shopping opportunities available for local residents. While we have big department and home stores, we also have small specialty and boutique-style shops in nearly ever community, catering to the buyers who are looking for unique gift items. ‘With the holidays approaching, Shop Chautauqua Gift Checks are a great idea for gift-giving to employees, friends, and family members. They are a great way to show appreciation for the recipient, while also supporting our local economy.’ - Todd Tranum, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks are available in increments of $10, $15, and $25 and are sold through the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce with offices at 512 Falconer Street, Jamestown and 10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk. For information, call the Chamber at 484-1101 or 366-6200.”

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November 24, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A


The American Spirit

Scott Wise Commentary This week, I happened upon a free trial of Netflix, so I’ve been streaming a few movies here and there with my family. One show I found was called, “America: The Story of Us.” The show was a documentary of our country from the founding of Jamestown to present time. It showed vivid recreations of the most significant battles in our history, the changes

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We can still be the greatest country on earth. It isn’t based on our economy, on our land or on our resources- it’s based on our people. The reason that the WWII generation is referred to as ‘The Greatest Generation’ is because everyone gave their all to win a war waged for freedom of all mankind. We’ve become so self-focused as a society that we’ve forgotten about the rest of world. This Thanksgiving, I’m so thankful for my freedoms, perhaps more than ever before. I can worship God freely, and spend time with my family and friends because of servicemen and women who have given it all to keep it that way. I’m proud to be an American, and I’m thrilled to still live in the greatest country on earth.

we experienced as a nation and culture and our growth technologically. What stood out the most throughout the whole series though, was the amazing spirit that all American’s seemed to possess throughout history- especially the ones who made a difference. What happened to nationalism? What happened to everyone in the country thinking we lived in the best country? We’ve always had capitalism, we’ve always had corruption and we’ve always had wars, but we were still the greatest country on earth. We’ve forgotten to support our country through the hard times, rather than tear it down from the inside out. Our country has reached a point where people worship the television and have replaced responsibility with reasoning. “If I can word this in a way that makes it not my fault, I don’t have to take responsibility for it.” • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)

beginning. Choir members receive the music in August. It is up to them to learn the pieces as well as make the weekly rehearsals, which start in early October. “It takes a lot of effort and cooperation and time. We get to be a family, some people you see for only this occasion.” First Covenant Pastor Adam Rohler echoed the sense of connection the event engenders. Working alongside volunteers as well as performing as a soloist in the production, he characterized the event as a lot of fun and a lot of work adding, “There’s a sense of community building that comes with it; the music is just a bonus.” “It’s our gift to the community,” says Kindberg. To those who have never seen the production, Kindberg says, “come and take a look.” Once they have, she says, they

structing and decorating the tree, adding “They have been doing it for years, they know what they are doing.” She notes that each choir member has a very small amount of room between the railings to stand. “It’s tight in the tree.” In a back room of the church, volunteers can be found ironing rows of green fabric, which are then stapled to the “tree,” giving it, the familiar color. Others work at unfurling garland and putting up tinsel. The team effort is also seen in the commitment of the choir members, hailing from 15 area churches. Concerning the singers, Kindberg says, “we don’t audition, we tell them they are welcome and the same ones come back year after year.” Kindberg says when the event celebrated its 25th year, there were seven or eight singers that had been with the production since it’s

often respond by saying “I don’t know what took me so long.” One warm December night during a Living Christmas Tree performance, Kindberg remembers a woman walked by the church, only to come back came and say,” It was like listening to an angel choir.” “Generally, people are moved and very appreciative. It’s the best way to start Christmas.” “All is Calm, All is Bright” is the theme for this year’s production, directed by Brian A. Bogey. Performances take place at First Covenant Church, 520 Spring Street in Jamestown, Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m., Saturday, December 3 at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $6. For ticket locations and more information, call the church at (716) 483-9825.

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November 24, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

Strickler Honored

Award of Harmony Recipient by Barbershoppers


Contributed Article Bill Larson

THANKSGIVING Ken Strickler was recently from the Staff of the Chautauqua Star!

Table of Contents MAIN Pg 2: Commentary Pg 3 & 4: Community News Pg 3 & 4: Christmas Parade Pg 6–8: Community News Pg 9: Business Pg 10: Chamber Corner Pg 11: Business News Pg 12: Business & Education Pg 13: Health News Pg 14: Contributing Writers Pg 15: Pets Pg 16: Featured Advertiser

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given the “Award of Harmony” recognition by the Jamestown Harmony Express Barbershoppers. The award is given each year to persons that have shown exemplary efforts in making our city a better place to live, to work and to raise a family. Over the past 25 years the singers have honored as many deserving recipients for their contributions, each in their own way and each in their own desires. Mr. Strickler and his wife Lois came to Jamestown from Pittsburgh in 1954. Ken is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh. At that time he joined the William Long Typewriter Company as a sales representative and he later purchased the business and it was then incorporated under the name Ken Strickler, Inc. Since those early years Ken has been involved in banking for the Bankers Trust Company, the Chase Lincoln First and was a member of the founding group of the Jamestown Savings Bank. The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation was founded 30 years ago a foundation that has helped so many people and organizations of this community. Ken was one of the original organizers, its first president and still remains an honorary member of the Investment Committee. During the renovation of the

Reg Lenna Civic Center, Ken was found chairing the fund raising committee of that project. He has undertaken many other civic duties in the community. He is a past president of the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce and past chairman of the United Way campaign. He takes great pride in being a long time member of the Jamestown Rotary Club and a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church. He is a director and past chairman of the SUNY Fredonia College Foundation, a member of the Moonbrook Country Club and the Sportsmen’s Club.

The Stricklers have a deep love for Chautauqua County and the Jamestown area. They have made many friends in the community and find the living most enjoyable. They are most proud of their two children and their two granddaughters. Ken Strickler’s love of music is well known by his friends. He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church choir. The Barbershoppers are pleased to have Ken Strickler as the recipient of the “Award of Harmony” for 2011.

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GA Foster Care Program Recognizes National Adoption Month Contributed Article GA Family Services

Gustavus Adolphus Family Services’ (GAFS) Therapeutic Foster Care Program in celebrating National Adoption Month. In 1995, President Clinton proclaimed November as National Adoption Month. The celebration usually includes National Adoption Day with courthouses throughout the nation participating and hundreds of adoptions being finalized simultaneously. There are thousands of children waiting for permanent homes in the foster care system. “We have children right here in our community’s foster care system waiting for a forever family,” said Sylvia A. Trusso, MSW, Program Manager of GAFS Foster Care Program. “There is a shortage of foster families, especially adoptive families and a great need for both. By bringing awareness to the community-at-large, we hope that those who have been thinking about becoming foster parents and adopting a child, will make the call.” GA Family services kicked off Adoption Month with a multi-cultural dinner held at the GA Learning Center. Foster families and the children celebrated by bringing food from their different cultures. They shared a brief history about their culture and traditions they experience within the family. James believes adoption teaches a young person what it feels like to be part of a family. “It gives a secure state of mind and they get to know what

Lt: Nichalas Neid and his football team were “adopted” by the GA Foster Care Program in honor of him being a wonderful big brother to a foster care child. James Sweda, who is currently in foster care, graduated from Frewsburg High School and is attending JCC.

an actual family feels like,” he said. James graduated from Frewsburg High School in 2011, played football for the Frewsburg Bears and is now attending Jamestown Community College. Chris and Don Baker have adopted three of their GA foster children. Don was adopted at birth and knows firsthand what it means to be part of a loving family. The Bakers have been foster parents for eleven years and they can’t imagine not being foster parents. Don feels blessed to be able to return to other children the love and sense of belonging he was given. The Baker’s adopted daughter Mary will celebrate her ninth year with the Baker Family in December. “I can’t imagine being anywhere else!” she says with a smile. The GAFS foster care program “adopted” Nichalas who is a linebacker for the Southside Blue Devils. His mother is a GA foster parent and asked

if GA would adopt him as a player, and support him and his team. “Nichalas is the big brother to one of our foster children and it seemed like a perfect idea that we would give him the support and love he gives his foster brother,” Trusso adds. Fostering is a life enriching experience where every experience is personal. Therapeutic Foster Care is a program of Gustavus Adolphus Family Services, located on the Lutheran Social Services campus in Jamestown. GAFS is a specialized treatment program for youth and their families who are in need of care. Treatment includes residential, educational, therapeutic foster care and preventative services. For more information about becoming a foster parent log onto: www.gafamiyservices. org or call Sylvia Trusso at (716) 307-2749.



This Week in... Our Community November 24, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

Audubon Taking Orders For 2012 Natural History Calendars

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See The Pacific Northwest At Audubon Contributed Article Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Audubon Center and Sanctuary

This holiday season when you’re looking for that “just right” hostess gift or stocking stuffer, look no further than the Audubon Center and Sanctuary! The Audubon staff has created a unique 2012 natural history calendar. This beautiful publication has fun facts about nature on each page, with weekly updates on things to look for in nature such as when flowers bloom, birds migrate, bats migrate, when to find tundra swans, how to find insects in winter such as snow fleas, and much more. Dave Cooney, Sarah Hatfield, Terry Lebaron, Jennifer Schlick, and Jeff Tome – all Audubon staff or volunteers – have provided the amazing photography. The calendar can be viewed at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary. A fund raiser for Audubon, the calendars cost $20 and must be pre-ordered by December 3. They will be available to be picked up the following week.


Staff of the Audubon Center and Sanctuary have created a unique natural history calendar for 2012, with fun facts about nature on each page. Deadline for ordering this great holiday gift is December 3. (Photo by Jeff Tome)

Money raised from calendar sales benefits the education program at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary. When you pick up your calendar, you can also check out the many gift possibilities at Audubon’s Nature Store, from field guides to insect nets to Conewango Blend birdseed specially formulated for our local feathered friends. Indoor folks will love the puzzles, shirts, jewelry and Stedman Corners bird-friendly coffee. There is also a great selection

of children’s books, toys and stocking stuffers. The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Hours are Monday and Saturday 10-4:30, Sunday 1-4:30. Bald eagle viewing and trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are open dawn to dusk. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.

The Pacific Northwest in all its glory will be the subject at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s next First Friday Lunch Bunch. On December 2, photographer Michael Weishan will present a “Photographic Tour of the Northwest.” This past summer Weishan traveled the mountains and the coastline of the Pacific Northwest. He will share his photos and experiences at Mount Ranier National Park, the variety of vegetation and physical features found at the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, and the features of the northern coastline of Oregon. An award-winning photographer, Weishan specializes in nature, fine art and location/ lifestyle portrait photography. His work has been exhibited frequently and published in calendars, brochures, tourist guides and on corporate websites. He strives to create an awareness and appreciation of the beauty in nature and es-

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Thule Lodge #127 was organized in 1907, to serve as a social organization for the Swedish immigrants. It has continued in the Jamestown/ Bemus Point areas now for nearly 104 years. The purpose of the lodge is to preserve the Swedish heritage through events and activities, and to help those who are in need. Members of the lodge meet on a monthly basis for business, cultural report, fellowship and refreshments. The lodge is located at 4123 Pancake

Hill Road. Recently, a visitor to the United States from Sweden, spoke to the members of Thule Lodge about life in Sweden. Swedish visitor Maria Malmstrom was the guest speaker, and is from the southern part of Sweden. Maria said that Sweden continues to follow many traditions. The Lucia festival for one, is held on December 13th she said, and sometimes it is very cold, because the festival is held outside at 7 a.m. The reason for the early time is that it is held before people go to work. She said, children, parents and grandparents attend. The “midsommer” event which is

the beginning of summer is held in every village and every island all over Sweden. It is a very big celebration for all Swedes. Maria spoke of some of her relatives who are a part of the Vasa Order, and make certain that they always attend these celebrations. A special thanks was extended to Maria for her talk about Sweden. Shown in the photograph is Maria Malmstrom, visiting the United States from the southern part of Sweden, talking to members of Thule Lodge #127 about life in Sweden and the many traditions still followed.

Contributed Article 4-H

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program had a spectacular award ceremony largely inpart to the dedicated sponsors and volunteers for the event. Together the sponsors helped present hundreds of awards and provided an exceptional meal for over 200 attendees. 4-H members, volunteers and staff enjoyed an evening of reflection at the 75th Annual 4-H Awards Celebration at Celebration Hall in Mayville. 4-H would like to extend their sincere thanks to the evening’s emcee Debbie Host A Holiday Pet Adoption Event Caruso. 4-H would also like to thank the following groups percent of all pet adoption animals across the country, Contributed Article who helped plan and execute since the programís inception, agencies. However they are Ten Lives Club by the end of 2011. Since 2005 often overlooked by potential the event with decorations, set up and clean up: Chautauqua donors due to more limited Rally to Rescue® and its AmCounty 4-H Teen AmbassaPets provide unconditional fundraising and marketing bassadors have successfully dors, 4-H Dairy Program, Tail love and reverent loyalty that capabilities. found homes for more than Waggers 4-H Club and Levant is rarely imitated. Regrettably 400,000 homeless animals. Come out bring your new best Live Wires 4-H Club. The not every pet is lucky enough Last year Pro Plan Rally to friend home for the holidays!! fabulous meal was made posto find a forever home and Rescue organizations found Canít adopt, please consider a sible through the donations of offer such allegiance. Many forever homes for more than donation. product and preparation by pets are abandoned, abused 100,000 dogs and cats across Ten Lives Club is a registhe following sponsors: or otherwise surrendered by the country. tered, non profit organizathe families that can no longer Marie Edwards, President of Maria Manning tion located in Western care for them. Rescue orgaTen Lives Club, said ìEvents Mark and Ann Woolley New York that is made up nizations strive to find new, like this provide us the opof all volunteers and staff is Dave and Jan Schauman loving homes for these pets so portunity to give deserving devoted to the clubís misthey can once again become a animals a new leash on life. Ted and Cathy Card sion, ìto promote, further and member of a caring family. We are dedicated to making a enhance all cats life.î We rely The 4-H Beef Committee Ten Lives Club, an Ambassadifference and saving thouon donations to help us feed, Tina Walters dor for the Purina® Pro Plan® sands of pets.î medicate, and house over 225 Jeff and Kori O’Brien Rally to Rescue® program, (including our cats in foster Ten Lives Club is responsible is hosting an adoption and Dean and Jerri Crandall care) cats in our program. for adopting 1,300 cats each fundraising holiday event, Ten Lives Club began in year in North Boston and Terri and Pat Walker on December 11, 2011 at January 2001 with a dream to surrounding areas. Please see Thompson Ag Tabby Town, 3701 for spe- be able to save as many cats ley Parkway, Blasdell, NY, to John and Kim Thuman as possible. Since 2001, Ten cific adoption procedures. raise awareness and funds Lives Club has touched the Nancy Johnson Smaller pet rescue organizafor pet rescue and help local lives of over 10,000 cats and tions like Ten Lives Club help homeless dogs and cats find kittens whether through adop- Jeff and Kori O’Brien permanent homes. This event place nearly half a million Dean and Jerri Crandall tions, spay/neuter or other dogs and cats in homes each will help achieve the Rally to assistance. In 2010 alone, we Terri and Pat Walker Rescue® goal of providing lov- year across the United States, adopted out 1,222 cats and and represent nearly 45 ing, forever homes to 500,000 kittens to forever homes!

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4-H Award Night a Success Through Sponsorship

Swedish Visitor Speaks At Thule Lodge Contributed Article

At the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on December 2, photographer Michael Weishan will present a “Photographic Tour of the Northwest.” He will share photos from his trip last summer to Mount Ranier National Park, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, and the northern coastline of Oregon. Photos will include wildlife he saw along the way, like this Black Oystercatcher with his catch.

A resident of Cattaraugus County, Weishan serves as photo archivist at Jamestown’s Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI). He presents workshops and programs, most recently to Allegany State Park visitors, providing information on how to take better vacation photos. He has also presented a workshop through the Cattaraugus County Arts Council and programs at “Nature-Ed” to students and interested organizations. Weishan’s presentation will incorporate some tips for taking better photographs. To see more of his work, visit his website, Following the 11 am presentation, coffee and tea will be provided for a BYO brown bag lunch. The fee for attending is $5 for Audubon members and $7 for non-members. The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.

Attendees were awarded with prizes and activities from the Chautauqua County Teen Ambassadors. Left to right: Teen Ambassador Coordinator Christopher Manning, Melanie Walters, Kyrria Huntington, Danielle Yotpolis, Alyssa Crandall, Matthew Overend and Steven Overend.

Samarie Waddington presents to volunteers, leaders and members about the activities of the Levant Live Wires 4-H Club

Lisa Szumigala 4-H Dairy Program The evening’s activities were accentuated by the wonderful presentations by sponsoring clubs and committees. Levant lives Wires 4-H Club had two presentations; a presentation about the club and its activities from Samarie Waddington and a presentation about 4-H Fashion Revue from Steven Overend. The Tail Waggers

4-H Club gave a group presentation about their club activities; Hewitt Meeder, Trenton Meeder, Christopher Bajdo and Elise Schack helped with the presentation. The Dairy Program Members also gave a presentation about what they do in the Dairy Project; Andrew Miller, Kaitlyn Miller and Bobby Nagel helped with the Dairy Presentation.

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Sign Up For This Year’s Christmas Parade Contributed Article DJDC

The Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation invites everyone to sign up for The Resource Center and TRC Foundation’s “Jamestown’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas Parade of the Wooden Soldiers & Holiday Celebration.” Entry is free. The parade will be held on Friday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. with line-up starting at 5:00 p.m. and will travel East on Third Street to Tracy Plaza. All businesses, organizations, groups, families, churches

and individuals are asked to pre-register with DJDC to participate in the parade. Participation is free of charge. Registration forms are available online at, or call 664-2477. Units may represent trees of all kinds that are both traditional and non traditional. Businesses, organizations, and participants may sponsor a trophy by donating $20 to DJDC for 13 different categories that will be judged. Visit www.discoverjamestown. com for a current list of holiday activities.

Razz & Friends Perfomring Pre-Parade Show Contributed Article DJDC

The Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation announces Razz and Friends will provide the opening, premier performance at Tracy Plaza prior to The Resource Center and TRC Foundation “Jamestown’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas Parade of the Wooden Soldiers & Holiday Celebration” on Friday, December 2. This performance will be free and open to the public. This will be their first preparade performance helping our community and region celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Razz and Friends will perform holiday music along with military ensembles to go along with this year’s theme. “Razz and Friends is a great

local band,” said Lee Harkness, DJDC Executive Director. “They bring a level of music that is exceptional and can be appreciated by all.” Parade line up will begin at 5:00pm on Third Street between Hallock Street and Porter Avenue. There is still time to sign-up and participate in the annual parade. Those interested are asked to contact DJDC immediately at 664-2477 or download a registration form at “We continue to have a successful number of groups participate and anticipate another 250+ unit parade,” said Ashley Anderson, DJDC Special Events Coordinator. “Groups are still encouraged to sign-up and participate. Participation is free.”


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The Resource Center And Trc Foundation



Contributed Article DJDC

The Resource Center and TRC Foundation has once again teamed up with the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation to sponsor the 2011 “Jamestown’s I’ll be Home for Christmas Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and Holiday Celebration” on Friday, Dec. 2. “It’s appropriate the TRC Foundation is involved in the Christmas Parade,” said Randy Ordines, TRC Foundation Board of Directors Chair. “This is a way for TRC Foundation to support a great community event. The TRC Foundation and the DJDC have a good partnership.” “We’re just honored to be part of this tremendous community event put on by the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation. Lee and his staff do an excellent job all year round,” added Mike Metzger, The Resource Center Board of Directors President. The Resource Center serves persons with disabilities and other social and economic disadvantages, and their families, in Chautauqua County while the TRC Foundation continues to raise endowment funds to provide financial resources that respond to the needs of individuals with disabling conditions in Chautauqua County. “Once again, it’s a wonderful thing to be working with The Resource Center and TRC Foundation on the Christmas Celebration,” said Lee Harkness, DJDC Executive Director. “The Resource Center and TRC Foundation are wonderful partners throughout the year.” Line-up will begin at 5:00pm

on West Third Street starting at the Third Street Bridge. Stepping off at 6:30pm, the parade will travel East on Third Street to Tracy Plaza. All businesses, organizations, groups, families, churches and individuals are asked to register with DJDC to participate in the parade. Participation is free. Registration forms are available online at www. or call 664-2477. Razz and Friends will provide the opening, premier performance at Tracy Plaza prior to the start of parade. This performance will be free and open to the public. There will be 13 trophies distributed this year. Categories include Best All Around, Most Creative, Best Small Business, Best Large Business, Best Large Industry, Best Downtown Business, Best Horse Entry, Best Animal Entry, Best Theme Related, Most Community Involvement, Best Fire Department, Best Color Guard, and Most Youth Involvement. Businesses and organizations can sponsor a trophy for $20. The traditional tree lighting ceremony will be held at the start of the parade following the National Anthem when our countries colors are presented. The Jamestown Cycle Shop Snowball Drop will take place immediately following Santa’s arrival to Tracy Plaza at the end of the parade. The Jamestown Cycle Shop has generously donated 2,000 ping pong balls for the 2011 event. DJDC invites all community businesses, organizations, and event planners to participate in this annual event. Participants can use as many pingpong balls as they wish. “This has been such a suc-

Mike Metzger, The Resource Center’s Board of Directors President; Vicky Bardo, TRC Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator; Tiffani Conti, DJDC Special Projects Manager; Lee Harkness, DJDC Executive Director; Ashley Anderson, DJDC Special Events Coordinator; Randy Ordines, TRC Foundation Board of Directors Chair.

cessful event since its implementation in 2007 for both the businesses who participate and the lucky winners who collect the snowballs,” added Ashley Anderson, DJDC Special Events Coordinator. “We are encouraging more businesses and organizations to take advantage of this free, unique way to advertise their products and services and to increase foot traffic in their businesses.” Contact DJDC at 664-2477 to participate in the 2011 Jamestown Cycle Shop Snowball Drop. Participation is free. The parade activities will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display at Tracy Plaza. In addition to their parade sponsorship, The Resource Center and TRC Foundation are the official representatives for the annual Toys for Tots Campaign in our community. Each year the Toys for Tots Campaign collects thousands of toys that are distributed to our local community families for the holidays. To partici-

pate in Toys for Tots contact Michael Volk at 661-1433. Shop downtown this holiday season! The Jamestown YMCA will host Santa’s Family Workshop at the YMCA the evening of the parade, Friday, December 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm. Lucille Ball Little Theater invites everyone to the performance of Plaid Tidings on Friday, December 9th, Saturday, December 10th, and Sunday, December 11th. Contact the theater for tickets and more information. Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at the Reg Lenna Civic Center on Saturday, December 10th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, December 11th at 2pm. Contact the Reg Lenna Box Office for tickets and additional information. Additional events are also listed at or available in the annual holiday coupon book and events calendar distributed throughout the community.


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WCA Home to hold Christmas Ornament Sale Dec. 3

Contributed Article WCA Home

A wide selection of ornaments and other holiday decorations, all reasonably priced, will be offered for sale at the second annual “Pre-Loved and Gently Used Christmas Ornament Sale” at the WCA Home in Fredonia on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 134 Temple Street, Fredonia. The public is invited to stop in to browse and purchase the sale items, enjoy coffee

and cookies, and view the interior of the lovely Victorian home that was established in 1892 and is a not-for-profit, non-denominational, assistedliving residence for senior women. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the WCA Home, an auxiliary organization of volunteers that raises funds to enhance programming and activities for the home’s residents. The WCA Home, a lovely Victorian residence located in the historic community of

Fredonia, New York, provides its residents and respite care guests with quality living, safety, companionship, and all the comforts of a “home away from home.” Its dedicated and trained staff is committed to maintaining a quality of care that is unsurpassed. Its special blend of privacy and care allows for personal reflection, as well as group interaction and assistance when needed.

C.C.H.S. Holds “Animal, Crackers N’ Our Soup” Open House Contributed Article CCHS

The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) invites the public to come to the Strunk Road Adoption Center Open House on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from noon to 4 p.m. for “Animal, Crackers N’ our Soup” as part of shelter appreciation month. During this time visitors can explore all of the facets of the organization with staff, volunteers and board members while they enjoy a hot cup of gourmet soup with crackers and other delicious treats. The CCHS open house located at 2825 Strunk Road in Jamestown, will provide information on dog specials, adoption/ surrender processes, spay/neuter options, the lost pet process, volunteer opportunities, 2nd Chances Thrift Store and specialized programs such as “Heaven Can

Wait”, “Undiscovered Treasures”, “Teatime with Sensational Seniors”, and planned estate giving to CCHS with “The Legacy Society.” The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a non-profit that is not part of any government organization and its mission to care for animals by promoting adoptions, preventing cruelty and providing

education relies completely on public support. It consists of three Jamestown, NY 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. For more information on CCHS call 716-665-2209 or visit

Live at the Met Season Features Rodelinda at Fredonia Opera House Contributed Article 1891 Fredonia Opera House

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House continues the 2011-12 season of Live at the Met high definition opera broadcasts with Handel’s Rodelinda, on Sat., Dec. 3, at 12:30 p.m. “We’re very excited to be presenting our first full season of live opera transmissions; there’s something very exhilarating about presenting the live broadcasts as they are being performed at the Met,” says Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis. “And this week’s opera, Rodelinda, stars one of the Met’s most popular stars, Renée Fleming, in a performance in which the New York Times says Fleming sings with ‘luminous sound, exquisite ornamentation, floating high notes and emotional volatility.’” In this Baroque showpiece, Fleming returns to The Met: Live in HD in one of her greatest roles, the seventh century queen of Lombardy who must fight treacherous enemies to keep her son safe and the memory of her exiled husband alive. Handel’s score gives her the opportunity to sing some of the most beautiful and challenging arias in her extensive repertoire, including the opera’s final aria, “Mio Caro Bene.” Stephen Wadsworth’s fast-moving production earned critical praise for drawing out the affecting human elements of Rodelinda’s story, in which a queen who is also a wife and mother must defend herself (and her absent husband’s throne) from

Renée Fleming is the title character and Andreas Scholl is Bertarido in Handel’s Rodelinda. The opera will be screened live in high definition at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Sat., Dec. 3, starting at 12:30 p.m. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

an evil usurper. The all-star supporting cast includes two of the world’s most prominent countertenors, Andreas Scholl and Iestyn Davies, as the exiled king Bertarido and his friend Unulfo; versatile mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the noblewoman Eduige; Joseph Kaiser as the usurper Grimoaldo; and Shenyang as Grimoaldo’s corrupt advisor, Garibaldo. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket, who led the 2004 Met premiere, conducts. The broadcast lasts three hours 51 minutes, notes Davis. “There are two intermissions,” he adds, “during which the Opera House will have snacks, beverages and box lunches available for purchase in the trustees room on the second floor of Village Hall. (No food or beverage is allowed inside the theatre.)” Live at the Met 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 Rodelinda 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. and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. They also may be purchased online anytime at Chautauqua County’s only performing arts center presenting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a membersupported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera. org.

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The Resource Center rolls out annual Toys for Tots campaign Contributed Article TRC

Election Day has come and gone, but now The Resource Center has kicked off its campaign to make the holidays brighter for area children and their families. The Toys for Tots train is once again pulling into Chautauqua County and transforming the cities of Jamestown and Dunkirk into a scene out of Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. The italicized pieces of this article are excerpts from an actual letter signed, “a grateful Mom.” “I am a widower with 8 kids. Since my husband passed away 6 years ago, things have been very difficult for my family, financially and emotionally. I have a good job, but with a family of 9 it is still very difficult to get by. For several years now, Christmas has not been a day to celebrate. I made a promise to my children last year that Christmas was going to change. I didn’t know how, but I knew I had to do something. I was very nervous to seek help but I knew I could not do it on my own which was proven in previous years. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew it would be better than what my kids got last year. So my friend gave me some information on Toys for Tots and I went and signed up.” In fact, hundreds of families signed up, and more than 2,500 children were served as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County last year, with that number expected to increase this time around. For the 11th straight year, The Resource Center is once again spearheading the Toys for Tots effort in all of Chautauqua County. There are about 110 local businesses and organization that have Toys for Tots collection barrels or boxes so area residents can donate toys to the cause. Toy donations will be accepted through December 16. “Without this program, there are a lot of kids in the area who wouldn’t have a Christmas,” said TRC’s Michael Volk, one of the Toys for Tots coordinators. TRC began its 2011 campaign with its annual Charity Ball fund-raiser and collected quite a bit of money and toys to help get this year’s drive started. As the community continues to fill the barrels and boxes with everything from Barbie Dolls and Candy Land, to Hot Wheels and Lego Sets, the local Toys for Tots elves are busy taking applications and working with their partner agencies, making a list and checking it twice. Applications to receive toys are being accepted at local social service agencies. Applicants must meet income criteria and bring proof of household income as well as identification for themselves and all children living in the household. Children from birth to age 17 living at home

Mike Volk, one of the coordinators of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County, hands a package to TRC employee Kim Scoma as they unload a truckload of toys delivered by the Marine Corps Reserve to TRC’s Administrative Offices.

are eligible to receive toys. Families who are unable to register at a social service organization will have several opportunities to apply directly to TRC: in Jamestown, applications will be accepted from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, and from 9:00 to noon Saturday, December 3, at 210 Cherry Street, while in Dunkirk, applications will be accepted from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, in The Resource Center’s facility at 186 Lake Shore Drive West. There’s more to the Toys for Tots drive than donating a toy or making a cash donation, as more than 200 volunteer elves are needed to help make the event an even bigger success. Volunteers are needed to sort and bag all the toys as well once distribution begins. “Without the community involvement and support, we would not be able to do this. We would have so many children in the County going without toys,” said TRC’s Terri Johnson, another Toys for Tots coordinator. “We live in a very generous and creative community that is always willing to donate or help in any way possible. We have so many organizations that come up with fun ways to raise toys or money. I have found that everyone wants to help and contribute in some way, and even if they cannot donate monetarily, their volunteerism is support enough.” “The community does so much for TRC throughout the year, and this is our way to give back,” adds TRC’s Heather Brown, the other Toys for Tots coordinator. “Plus, the volunteers put their heart and soul into it, and by the time they fill the order, they feel like they know the family personally.” All of the barrels and boxes will be collected by December 16. Sorting of toys begins at Santa’s workshop on Cherry Street the next day, with bagging of toys for individual families taking place Sunday, December 18, from 8:00 to noon. In Jamestown, toys will be distributed December 18 from noon to 4:00; Monday, December 19, from 8:00 to 4:00; and Tuesday, December 20, from 8:00 to noon. In Dunkirk, toys will be distributed December 19 from 9:00 to 3:00 and December 20 from 10:00 to noon.

“When I returned a couple weeks later to pick up my bags, I was overwhelmed! I had to make 2 trips to my car to fit the toys in. There was something for everyone. Even my 17-year-old son who I was not expecting anything for. When I got home and wrapped the gifts, I could not hold it in.” To help meet the demand for toys, given the continued tough economic situation, people and groups in the area are hosting holiday parties. If you are hosting a party, think about asking all of your guests to bring a new, unwrapped toy as their “ticket” to get in. Let TRC know ahead of time, then once you’ve collected the toys from your guests, someone from Toys for Tots will pick them up from you. Cash donations also are encouraged so that money is available to buy gifts for those age groups that typically don’t see a lot of donated toys, particularly older children. To make a monetary donation, send a check to The Resource Center at 200 Dunham Avenue, Jamestown, NY, 14701. Do not make checks payable to The Resource Center; instead, checks must be made payable to Toys for Tots. “The looks on their faces and smiles when we hand them a bag of toys are so great to see. We feel like we have lifted a huge burden off of these families. Although it isn’t much that they receive, it is enough to make a difference for their children. I wish I could see the kids on Christmas morning open the gifts,” said Terri. “I was overcome with emotions thinking about how many people made A Christmas for MY family!!! If you could have seen the look on my 7-year-old daughter’s face when she opened her craft set, you would be proud. Please give my Thanks to anyone and everyone that makes this program possible. It has given my family the boost we needed to live our lives and be happy.” For questions about collection barrels, phone Volk at 661-1433. For questions about applying for toys, phone Ms. Johnson at 661-1472. For questions about toy distribution or holding a holiday event to support Toys for Tots, phone Ms. Brown at 661-1042.

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The Resource Center Unveils New Children’s Dental Room at its Dunkirk Location Contributed Article TRC

The first health problem most children experience is tooth decay. But a trip to a dentist to take away pain or swelling is not easy for thousands of youngsters in Chautauqua County, and they go without dental care. For years, The Resource Center has been providing dental care to children at locations in Jamestown and Dunkirk. On Monday, TRC held a ceremony to unveil a new children’s operatory at its Dunkirk Dental Center. The Kids’ Room is the fulfillment of a long-held vision to make dental care more accessible to children residing in northern Chautauqua County. Chautauqua County is a federally identified Dental Health Provider Shortage Area for low-income people, making it difficult if not impossible to access services. The county has the most medically underserved people in rural Western New York, particularly impacting children and young families.

The Resource Center hopes the Kids’ Room will have a significant, positive impact on the oral health of underserved youngsters in Chautauqua County. For the first time, these local children will have access to a high-quality dental room designed to serve kids only. The project increases the number of dental stations located at TRC’s Dunkirk Dental Center from seven to eight. “It adds a whole other dimension to the aspect of our education, and prevention, and intervention for children and their families,” Paul Cesana, The Resource Center’s executive director, said during remarks before the formal ribbon cutting to unveil the new room. The Kids’ Room has a fun, playful look, with video games, television and colorful graphics to entertain children and their families through every step of the dental appointment. Dr. Jill Wierchowski, one of the Dentists at the clinic, noted that while she has been at TRC for less than a year, “It has been an amazing experi-

ence so far. It really gives me a sense of pride to be here.” The Kids’ Room project was made possible in large part due to a $50,000 grant from KeyBank that provided the needed funding to convert a meeting room into a fulluse dental station for kids, complete with digital X-ray technology and smaller-scale equipment. “Children are our most precious, precious commodities, and providing dental care services to our children is of extreme importance,” said Marie Hare, KeyBank’s vice president of philanthropy and civic affairs. KeyBank and TRC have collaborated on several projects, which Ms. Hare referenced by stating, “There’s no better partner in service than The Resource Center.”

Book Nook to Host Zlotchew’s Novel Contributed Article SUNY Fredonia

Clark Zlotchew will be signing copies of his espionage/thriller, The Caucasian Menace, at the Book Nook, Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza, 1170 Central Ave., Dunkirk, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. The novel is a fast-moving, action-packed adventure with international political intrigue that moves from Langley and Washington D.C. through Madrid and Paris to Dagestan, a remote, violence-prone corner of the North Caucasus district of the Russian Federation, between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea. In this novel, the breakaway Republic of Dagestan has nuclear warheads left over from the Soviet Union. The democratically-elected president has been ousted in a coup, and the usurper is intent on selling some of the warheads to Iran and/or terrorist organizations. He also holds a Russian nuclear physicist whom he intends to sell as well. To prevent interference with his plans, the usurper has nuclear missiles trained on key European capitals. Neither the U.N. nor NATO will take action. The United States, wishing to avoid a nuclear disaster, cannot take any overt action. CIA operatives

Baker and Gold are assigned to help the Loyalist army eliminate the usurper and help the Loyalists to recover the reins of government, while avoiding a nuclear confrontation. They must also rescue the scientist and prevent the sale of nuclear warheads to rogue states or terrorists. Complicating matters, Baker’s wife had been tortured and murdered years before by Thorne, the sadistic mercenary now employed by the usurper. Gold fears that Baker may have killing Thorne as his top priority, rather than capturing him for questioning. Meanwhile, William Bell, their immediate superior, has been selling information to the usurper that could result in failure of the mission and the deaths of Baker and Gold. CONNECTION TO FREDONIA: Dagestan, unfamiliar to most Americans, is a republic within the Russian Federation, between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea, in the North Caucasus Region of Russia. “As unfamiliar as the name may be,” Zlotchew said, “a Dagestani dance troupe entertained on the stage of SUNY Fredonia’s Marvel Theater,” he added, “about 25 or 30 years ago, I believe.” There are about 36 languages and dialects spoken in this small mountainous region. The various ethnic groups do

not always agree with each other, and there have been many incidents of violence spilling over from Chechnya for the last couple of years. The region is a potential powder keg, and the events portrayed in this thriller are not far-fetched. The novel is filled with fast-moving violent action, political intrigue and suspense. The author joined the U.S. Naval Reserve at age 17 as Apprentice Seaman, and received an Honorable Discharge as Chief Petty Officer (in Security). He has had a highly diverse set of careers, ranging from sales/production liaison for a large liquor manufacturer in New York to coordinating an educational program for Spanish-speaking seasonal workers to teaching Spanish at several colleges. At present he is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Spanish. Zlotchew has had 17 books published, but only 3 of them consist of his own fiction. His previous works of fiction are the military/action novel, TALON Force: Dire Straits, under pseudonym Cliff Garnett (Signet/NAL, 2001), and his short-story collection, Once Upon a Decade: Tales of the Fifties (Comfort Publishing, 2010), which was one of three Finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, short-story category, 2011.

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Addressing The Resource Center’s administrative and dental staff that developed the Kids’ Room project, she added, “Congratulations to you. You are a collective testimony to the fact dreams do come true.” Others on hand for the ceremony included Assemblyman Andrew Goodell and Dunkirk Mayor Richard Frey. “The Resource Center is a tremendous asset for the whole county,” Goodell said. “It contributes so much to our community on so many different levels.” Speaking to TRC’s representatives, Frey commented, “You never cease to amaze me. You just do wonderful things for our community.” Greg Krauza, a member of TRC Foundation’s Board of Directors, was on hand and spoke on behalf of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. He noted that as a proponent of preventive health services, the Chamber was pleased to see the creation of the kids-only room. State Senator Catharine Young

was unable to attend the event, but she passed along some remarks. “Greater access to quality dental care and hygiene are vital to overall health and well being of children and families, especially in our more rural areas,” she said. “By utilizing state-of-the-art technology, this expanded facility offers high-quality dental health care in a fun, safe and caring environment. I applaud The Resource Center and KeyBank for their community spirit and continued commitment to healthy children, healthy families and a better quality of life for residents of Chautauqua County.” Others attending the event include TRC Board members Wayne Hotelling and Harry Glatz, himself a retired dentist. Denise Jones, TRC’s Chief Operating Officer gave the closing remarks. The event was organized by Karen La Sota, TRC’s Resource Development, Research and Grants Coordinator, with assistance from Dunkirk Dental staff and other employees of TRC’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center. The Dunkirk Dental Center


features dentists Dr. Wierchowski and Dr. John Vona; hygienists and dental assistants; and bilingual office staff. Services may include examination of teeth and gums; Xrays to reveal decay; cleaning; sealants; topical fluoride applications; fillings; extractions; and treatment of infections. Electronic dental records are being phased in. Children who need specialized oral surgery, root canals, or orthodontics will be referred to specialists in those areas. The dental office, located at 314 Central Avenue, is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 to 5:00 and Friday from 8:00 to 4:30. Appointments can be made by calling 366-1661. The Resource Center is a not-for-profit organization that provides supports to people with disabilities and their families. TRC’s dental, health and counseling services are available to anyone in the community – insured, uninsured, underinsured, and underserved children and adults. Care Credit, MasterCard, Visa, and most insurance plans are accepted.

Zion Covenant Church Choir Sings the Praises of New Community Foundation Financed Robes Contributed Article CRCF

The choir at Zion Covenant Church in Jamestown is very thankful for the Karl Peterson Fund grants available through the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Why? Ask a choir member what they dislike the most about performing, and many of them will remark about the uncomfortable choir robes they have to wear each Sunday. That is no longer the case for the members of the Zion Covenant Church choir. They now have new and comfortable robes to wear when they sing before those gathered for Sunday morning service. When Choir Director Brian Bogey applied for a Karl Peterson Fund grant, he explained that the choirís old robes were tattered and worn and needed to be replaced. With the funds

Joel Keefer, Community Relations Officer with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation stands with members of the Zion Covenant Church choir

provided, Zion Covenant Church was able to buy new and vastly superior robes that are made of a breathable material, which Bogey was very grateful for. Karl Peterson Fund grants, along with the similar Lynn Foundation Fund grants, will

be available again in 2012. For more information about both, visit www.chautauquagrants. org or call Lisa Lynde or Kase Kinney at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation: (716) 661-3394.


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4-H Youth Receive Community Foundation Scholarship Rachel Vaillancourt. Cassandra Skal, the daughter of Matthew and Claudia Skal of Erie, Pa., is a Cornell Cooperative freshman studying Animal Extension of Chautauqua Science and Pre-Veterinary County’s 4-H Program Medicine at the Univermembers were honored sity of Findlay in Ohio. Saturday at the 75th Annual She plans to graduate from 4-H Awards Celebration at Findlay with a major and Celebration Hall in Mayville possibly a minor in westby receiving the Stanley ern equestrian or business Weeks Scholarship. 4-H friends and fellow management. She then scholarship winners Rachel Stanley W. Weeks of Vaillancourt (left) and Cassandra plans to attend veterinary Jamestown has long been school, graduating with Skal (right) interested in youth; in para DVM to open her own ticular the encouragement practice and treat both large gram. The awards are given to of youth activities in the field those 4-H members who have and small animals. Cassandra of agriculture. He established was a long time 4-H member made a significant accoma $10,000 endowment fund in Chautauqua County parplishment in Horticulture, with the Chautauqua County Conservation, Animal Science ticipating in the dog, sheep, Region Community Foundapoultry, swine, rabbit and club or Agricultural Engineering. tion for the specific purpose of projects. providing monetary awards to Congratulations to this year’s Rachel, the daughter of Rick Stanley Weeks Scholarship young people involved in the and Cheryl Vaillancourt of winners Cassandra Skal and Chautauqua County 4-H ProContributed Article 4-H

Mayville, is a freshman at Delaware Valley College in Pa., majoring in livestock management and minoring in pre-veterinary medicine. She plans to attend veterinary school and graduate to become a large animal veterinarian. Rachel was a long time 4-H member in Chautauqua County participating in the beef, goat, rabbit, dog and club projects. Cornell Cooperative Extension is a not-for-profit 501(c)3, and all donations are a charitable contribution. To learn more about how you can financially support Chautauqua County 4-H or how to become involved in Chautauqua County 4-H you can contact the 4-H Office at 716-664-9502 Ext. 212.

Santa Arrives Friday at the Mall

Contributed Article Scott Mekus

The Jamestown Area YMCAs would like to announce the arrival of Santa Claus at the Chautauqua Mall this Friday at noon. Santa will arrive with his elves at the main entrance of the mall near the food court. Children and families are welcome to meet at 11:45 a.m. in front of Old Navy to participate in the mall parade. The YMCA mascot, the Y-Guy, will also be there with treats for the children. Santa is available for visits and photos with children of all ages. The Santa photo set is located in front of The Bon Ton at the center of the mall. Photo and visitation hours for this weekend will be Friday noon

Santa Claus and his jolly elves will arrive at the Chautauqua Mall this Friday at noon. Santa is asking all area children to take part in his annual parade around the mall before being available for visits and holiday pictures at the Santa photo set.

to 8 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will continue through December 24. The YMCA will provide a bounce house for children to play in on Friday from noon to 4 p.m. behind the Santa set. The cost is $1.00 per child or free if a Santa photo is purchased.

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WCA Board of Directors Receive Award Contributed Article

Growing and Expanding


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WCA Hospital

The Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS) recently honored Brenda Ireland, WCA Hospital Board of Directors Chair, and hospital board of directors’ members with the prestigious 2011 HTNYS Political Action Committee (PAC) Award in recognition of their outstanding leadership and advocacy efforts on behalf of WCA Hospital and their communities in shaping health care reform at the local, state and national levels. Mrs. Ireland, who serves on the HTNYS Board of Governors, accepted the honor during the Healthcare Trustees of New York State’s 2011 Annual Award Dinner held in Bolton Landing, New York, where more than 500 healthcare trustees, chief executive officers, and health care leaders from across the state gathered for the annual conference. “Brenda is very engaged and involved on health care reform and spends a great deal of time following policy changes in Albany and Washington,” said Betsy T. Wright, FACHE, WCA Hospital President/CEO. “The health care industry is changing rapidly as federal, state and local mandates develop. As a passionate advocate for our hospital, Brenda establishes relationships with elected officials and stays up-to-date on the issues. She takes the time to educate our board leadership on the matters affecting health care and our community. I congratulate Brenda, alongside our board members, for their outstanding leadership and contributions on grassroots advocacy initiatives on behalf of our hospital and

From left, Brenda Ireland, WCA Hospital Board of Directors Chair who currently serves on the Healthcare Trustee of New York State (HTNYS) Board of Governors accepts the HTNYS Political Action Committee (PAC) Award from Richard H. Hawks, Jr., Immediate Past Chair of the HTNYS Board of Governors and HTNYS representative on the HANYS PAC Committee ; John Lane, Vice Chair, HTNYS Board of Governors and HTNYS representative on the HANYS PAC Committee ; and Steven Kroll, HANYS Vice President, Governmental Affairs and External Relations and HANYS PAC Treasurer.

the patients we serve.” The 2011 WCA Board of Director members and recipients of the award include, Brenda Ireland, Chair; Howard Howlett, Jr., Vice Chair; Mr. Steve Kilburn, Secretary; Timothy Black, Treasurer; Anna Dibble, Assistant Treasurer; Judith Burgett, Past Chair; Barbara Bumsted, Janet Chew, Maynard Cotter, William Geary, MD/Ph.D.; Lyndon Gritters, MD; Ronald Klizek, MD; Wolf-Dieter Krahn, MD; James Roach; Michael Sullivan; and Betsy T. Wright. Health care is at the forefront of public policy debates. Federal health care reform and state reform initiatives are charting a new course for the health care system. It is critical for trustees to participate in the HANYS action committee to speak in a united voice, delivering a strong message in both Albany and Washington, D.C. Healthcare Trustees of New York State created the Award to recognize a trustee for his or her outstanding

participation and leadership in health care reform. Trustees participate by taking part in the governing process; representing the interests of their local communities; being continuously educated; and exercising effective leadership. “It is a privilege to accept this award on behalf of our board of directors,” adds Brenda Ireland, WCA Hospital Board of Directors Chair. “As members of Healthcare Trustees of New York State, we are actively involved in staying abreast of the latest state and national health care issues and play a pivotal role as advocates on health care reform affecting our hospital. Under the guidance and visionary leadership of Howard Howlett, WCA Hospital Board of Directors Vice Chair and HTNYS Trustee, we are honored to be recognized as ambassadors for advocacy by HANYS political action committee.” About HANYS The Healthcare Association of New York State’s (HA-

NYS) mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by providing leadership, representation, and service to health providers and systems across the entire continuum of care. HANYS is the only statewide hospitals and continuing care association in New York State, representing more than 550 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing home, home care agencies, and other health care organizations. About HTNYS Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS) supports and promotes the advocacy efforts of health care trustees and offers the largest trustee education conference in the nation. HTNYS is an affiliate of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). HTNYS serves trustees statewide through a Board of Governors which guides the organizations efforts. Any institution that is a HANYS member is served by HTNYS.

State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell assisted DFT officials with the official ribbon-cutting recently at the DFT Technology Plus store in the Lakewood Village Center Plaza. Shown are: Lisa Ludemann, Director, Customer Care; Assemblyman Goodell; Kurt Maytum, DFT President and Chief Technology Office (CTO); Larry Ludemann, purchasing manager; Jeremy Ward, store manager; Ylsa Guiffre, sales associate; Millie Morales, sales support, and Bridgett Thompson, Fredonia Retail Manager. Back row: Shawn Barry, assistant store manager, Diane Genung, sales support; Ellen Ditonto, Director, Sales & Business Development, and Kevin Jenson, DISH Network sales representative.

Contributed Article DFT Communication

DFT Communications staff recently cut the ribbon at the new DFT Technology Plus retail store in the Lakewood Village Center Plaza at 279 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood. On hand for the ceremony were Kurt Maytum, President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for DFT Communications; New York State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell; Kevin Jenson, DISH Network territory sales representative; Jeremy Ward, the store’s manager; Shawn Barry, assistant manager, and other DFT Communications employees. The new retail store offers

computers, laptops, tablets, televisions, surround sound systems, and accessories. Customers can try out a 3D television with special viewing glasses and experience a “surround sound” theater room, complete with a 70-inch LED high-definition television and two surround sound systems. DFT Technology Plus provides computer repair and system optimizations at the Lakewood location. In addition, customers can sign up for residential voice and data services and satellite TV from either DirecTV or DISH Network. The store’s hours are Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.


Chamber of Commerce November 24, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

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Chamber Sells Over $1-Million in Gift Checks The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has now sold over $1-million worth of Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks to local residents and businesses totaling approximately $1.4 million dollars in economic impact since the program’s inception. This marks a milestone for the program, which is designed to promote shopping locally and to help meet the Chamber’s mission to increase foot traffic and

sales for members. Chamber President/CEO Todd Tranum said, “This $1-million figure represents a landmark. It gives us a renewed impetus to expand our Shoptauqua initiative and continue to grow the Chamber Gift Check program. Clearly, the program is having a positive economic impact on our local businesses.” Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks are accepted, just like

a personal check would be, by over 80 businesses throughout the county. Participants include restaurants, retailers and specialty stores, auto service shops, salons, hotels, and more. A full list of participating merchants is available through the Chamber web site’s business directory search page. “With the holidays approaching, Shop Chautauqua Gift Checks are a great idea for gift-giving to employees,

Unshackle Upstate Director to Speak Brian Sampson of Unshackle Upstate will be the Keynote Speaker for the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, to be held December 2nd at Moon Brook Country Club. Unshackle Upstate is a bipartisan coalition focused on fixing state government and making it more accountable to New York’s taxpayers. Unshackle Upstate advocates for lower taxes and spending, and for pension reform and mandate

relief, as well as other protaxpayer initiatives As executive director of Unshackle Upstate, Mr. Sampson is responsible for coordinating its political and policy agenda, advocating for reform in state government, and promoting the overall growth of the coalition and engagement of its partners. Prior to joining Unshackle, he was with Empire State Development as Upstate Director for Business Outreach and served as

vice president of the Builders Exchange of Rochester, a 550plus member association in the construction industry. The lunch meeting will be sponsored by DFT Communications, Media One, OBSERVER, and The Post-Journal. The lunch meeting will begin at 12:15, with registration starting at noon. To register, call the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101, or visit our web site.

County Executive Speaks to Rotary About The Budget Contributed Article Rotary Club of Jamestown

County Executive Greg Edwards reported to the Rotary Club of Jamestown, that despite the fact that he thinks the budget passed by the Legislature is a mockery of our fiscal management policy by failing to address problems, over inflating revenue, under projecting expenses, refusing to pay past due obligation and eliminating the fund held for unanticipated fiscal emergencies, he did not implement any line item vetoes to the Legislature’s Budget. This is because the Legislature passed the budget overwhelmingly and refused to consider the resolution to exceed the cap imposed by Albany. He quoted Legislature Larry Barmore who said, “There’s absolutely no way that we could get under this tax cap without a bunch of smoke and mirrors…Basically, we’ve performed a major sleight of hand, but we have come in under the tax cap-which to some legislators was the most important

friends, and family members,” Tranum said. “It’s a great way to show appreciation for the recipient, while also supporting our local economy.” Starting now and throughout the year ahead, local residents can also win Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks through a sweepstakes on the Chamber’s Facebook page. “Like” the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook to be entered to win.

Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks are available in increments of $10, $15, and $25 and are sold through the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce with offices at 512 Falconer Street, Jamestown and 10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk. For information, call the Chamber at 4841101 or 366-6200.

SellingHive Helps Businesses Increase Sales

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is offering our members an exciting new opportunity to generate new business. SellingHive is a second generation social networking site for businesses and sales people. It works to connect companies and sales professionals in a secure environment for one purpose - to grow sales. Compared to traditional sales methods, companies using SellingHive can expand into new territories, industries or difficult to reach prospects without extensive upfront costs. The Chamber is the only organization in Chautauqua County to provide SellingHive invitations. SellingHive’s goal is to help increase sales by utilizing new

social network technology to create seemingly impossible connections between business professionals and companies. The Chamber is focused on growing businesses, which makes offering support for our members with SellingHive an easy decision. By partnering with SellingHive, the Chamber is helping our members expand their networking capabilities and ultimately generate more revenue for their business. Exclusive invitations to join SellingHive area available in Chautauqua County only through the Chamber/MAST, and by enrolling by January 31st the first year’s SellingHive fees are free. To receive an invitation to join, contact the Chamber at 366-6200 or 4841101.

Chamber Holiday Mixer at Desilu Playhouse thing to accomplish no matter how it happened. I am glad we came in under the tax cap. But I cannot support this budget as it’s amended because I think it is totally irresponsible.” Edwards went on to say that although the budget is balanced, it is an unrealistic projection of expenses or revenues and sets up the taxpayers of Chautauqua County for a property tax increase of over 20% in 2013 to cover the 14 million deficit created. County Executive Edwards is calling for support from the Legislature and the community to require Albany to: Pay their own bills for the costs of Medicaid; Pass a State Law making it illegal for any

State Legislation to be approved ever again that sends counties the cost for State programs; Pass a State Law ending the requirement for counties to beg their State leaders for a local sales tax rate of more than 7%; and If the State representatives do not implement these changes then we will end our payment to Albany for their Medicaid program in the amount of $600,000 every Tuesday until these changes are made. County Executive directed Rotarians to his Monday Morning Memo (dated 11/7/11) for a review of his presentation. Much of this article is taken from that document.

The next Chautauqua County Chamber Mixer will be a holiday season event at Desilu Playhouse on Friday, December 16th. This is a great opportunity to

network and have fun, while also learning about the groundbreaking impact that Chautauqua County native Lucille Ball made on the television industry. The event will be held from 5-6:30pm at the world-renowned Lucille BallDesi Arnaz Center, 2 West Third Street, Jamestown. This Networking Mixer is sponsored by DFT Communications, The Observer, The Post-Journal, and WDOE/96KIX. To register, call the Chamber at 716-3666200 or 716-484-1101, or visit the web site at

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November 24, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

Tax Matters

You Auto Know

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By Kelly Haggmark Contributing Writer

Richard White, General Manager of Jim White’s Truck and Auto Center, shares his automotive expertise from a lifetime spent in the auto industry. What I know sitting on the opposite side of the desk, you auto know… Since the holiday at hand is Thanksgiving, let us focus on how not to be a turkey when it comes to shopping for a car or truck. The type of bird we usually think of when we stop at a car dealer lot is a vulture. Have you ever just pulled through a car dealer’s lot to browse around and next thing you know you feel like a piece of raw meat and the vultures are swarming around you, ready to attack, and pick at your flesh? I know I am being graphic, but as a prospective customer, isn’t that how it feels at times. I know I have experienced similar situations at certain retail stores and it is no fun. There are ways to avoid that awful experience. First, start your shopping online using the internet. You can research makes and models and pricing. Check the Better Business Bureau website Check retail values on sites like Kelley Blue Book (kbb. com), NADA Appraisal Guide (, or Edmunds ( Check for reviews for the particular dealer on sites such as Ask friends and family for recommendations of dealers that do not use aggressive sales approaches. When you do land at the lot, tell your salesperson how you want to be treated. If you want to browse around, be clear and concise about how you want to handled and contacted. Do not beat around the bush. If they do not hear you upfront, then you already know they do not respect you as a person. Walk away if you want. There are many places that sell cars and trucks where people will show you respect. Remember to not go overboard with the turkey and today is a day to have a heart of thankfulness and enjoy friends and family. Please direct any questions that you would like addressed in this column to my email (


I recently attended a seminar on current tax updates in Buffalo and learned a few interesting things that I thought I would share. The source of the information is from AES, Accountant’s Education Services Tax Update Seminar 2011 ( In 2011 46% of households

will pay no Federal income tax. Some reasons include 23% of households because of income levels below the standard deduction and personal exemptions, 10% because of tax benefits for the elderly, 7% due to credits for children, and the remaining 6% for other deductions and credits. Since 1960, the total Federal revenue that comes from income taxes has ranged from 41.5% and 49.6%. In 1960, 15.8% of the Federal revenue came from Social Security and Medicare taxes, but in 2009, 42.3% of the Federal revenue came from Social Security and Medicare taxes. In 1960, 23.2% came from corporate income taxes, but in 2009, only 6.6% came from corporate income taxes. For 2010 the Internal Revenue Service conducted 1.58 million audits on individu-

als. This was a rate of 1.1%. S Corporations and partnerships were audited at rates of .37% and .36% respectively. Corporations were audited at rates between 11% and 23.4% depending on the asset size of the Corporation with those in the $10 to $50 million dollar size being audited at 11% and those over the $250 million dollar size audited at the higher end at 23.4%. Individuals with income over $200,000 were audited at a rate of 3.1% for 2010 and for those with income of $1 million or more, the rate was 8.36%. For 2012, the IRS budget was cut by 3.8% and 4,100 jobs. Ironically, for every $1 the IRS spends, they recover $5 on enforcement. By cutting the budget of close to $12 billion by 3.8% or about $450 million, the loss of $5 for every $1 spent could equate to over $2

Audubon Photo Contest Receives Community Foundation Grant

billion in lost revenue. From my perspective, it looks like a spending cut of $450 million leading to a loss of $2 billion in revenue give us a net loss of $1.6 billion. In addition to IRS budget cuts however, are also some changes in their field agent work. More focus may be placed on the tax preparers. I learned that in 2011 IRS agents have been visiting tax preparers by posing as potential new tax clients asking the preparer to prepare their tax return with illegal treatment of income and deduction items. They are also going to be looking for tax preparers that show consistent errors in certain tax areas. Budget cuts for the IRS could mean less field audits and increased regulations over paid tax preparers may improve the accuracy of income tax return

preparation. You could think of this as a shift from detective controls where errors and misrepresentations are found after they occur to preventative controls where errors and misrepresentations are reduced as paid preparers are held more accountable. Kelly Haggmark is the owner of Haggmark Tax Service and is currently an Enrolled Agent enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. She has 20 years of experience in the fields of tax, accounting, and auditing and is a member of the Jamestown Community College Adjunct Faculty as an entrepreneurship instructor. The content of this article is meant to provide general tax information only. Readers should consult their tax professional for advice and guidance regarding individual or business tax matters.

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Contributed Article Audubon Center and Sanctuary

The 2012 Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest just got a real boost. “We wanted to do a major expansion to our photo contest,” said the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s Program Director Jennifer Schlick. “We made a request to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, and they really came through for us!” That was how Schlick, who coordinates the annual photo contest, described the news that the Community Foundation is providing funds to do national advertising and offer cash prizes for the competition, in addition to covering other expenses, including printing winning entries for exhibition at the Nature Center. “For 2012 we’re making the contest on-line only,” Schlick noted. “We anticipate that this easier submission process combined with our prizes and national advertising will substantially increase the number of entries we receive. Because of the contest entry fees, we’re looking to the photo contest

With the news of a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the 2012 Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest will be able to offer cash prizes and do national advertising. Shown here, Tiffany Decker’s “Afternoon Snack” was a finalist in the 2011 competition.

to become a significant fund raiser for Audubon’s nature education programs.” For more information about the 2012 Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest, call (716) 569-2345 or visit The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. It has over five miles of beauti-

fully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building contains a nature store and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle. To learn more about the Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit

Research firm: Amazon Sells $199 Tablet at a Loss By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) _ Amazon. com Inc.’s Kindle Fire tablet, which started shipping this week, costs $201.70 to make, a research firm said Friday. That’s $2.70 more than Amazon charges for it. The analysis by IHS indicates that Amazon is, at least initially, selling the tablet at a loss that it hopes to cover through sales of books and movies for the device. The manufacturing cost of a new gadget usually comes down over time as chips become cheaper. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told The Associated Press in September that the company’s goal was to make a small profit from the hardware, but as a retail company, Amazon was willing to live with a smaller margin than most electronics

companies would. “We want the hardware device to be profitable and the content to be profitable. We really don’t want to subsidize one with the other,’’ Bezos said. IHS’s estimate includes the cost of components and assembly, but not the costs of development, marketing or packaging. The most expensive part of the Kindle Fire is the 7-inch (17-centimeter) color touch screen, which costs $87. Amazon kept the cost of the tablet low compared to Apple Inc.’s iPad and similar tablets by making it smaller _ the screen is half the size of that for the iPad _ keeping the amount of memory low and excluding a camera and microphone. But the difference in

manufacturing cost is much smaller than the difference in retail price: IHS puts the cost of the basic iPad 2 model at just under $300, while Apple sells it for $499.

Contributed Article Jamestown Noon Rotary Club

Sue Bonfiligio of local online silk flower arrangement company,, spoke recently before members of the Jamestown Noon Rotary Club at its regular weekly Monday meeting in the Robert H. Jackson Center banquet room. Ms. Bonfilglio described how she began in the floral industry, delivering fresh flowers and then working into starting her own on-line service. Her company’s administrative offices are located on Second Street above the Chautauqua Music Store. Ms. Bonfilglio maintains a staff of six fulltime and three part-time employees. Specializing in silk bridal arrangements and supplies, has received large orders from bridal reality television producers and fashion designers. Ms. Bonfiglio

noted that one of her fastest growing markets is selling premade bouquets to wedding chapels in Las Vegas, particularly on Valentine’s Day! Ms. Bonfilglio said that the long-lasting silk flowers cost approximately one-third of the cost of fresh flowers, making her business even more attractive in a down economy. receives approximately 3,000 visits a day and ships around 200 orders daily from its fulfillment center near Philadelphia. Rotary member Donna Flinchbaugh introduced Ms. Bonfiligio. The Jamestown Noon Rotary Club is a local service organization known for the work its members do for the community. Local residents interested in Rotary are invited to attend a noon Monday meeting at the Robert H. Jackson Center, located on Prendergast Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets in Jamestown.

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November 24, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

Traffic Survival Workshop To Be Held In Dunkirk Contributed Article JCC

A six-hour workshop that gives drivers a way to reduce driver record violation points and/or insurance premiums will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on December 10 at Jamestown Community College’s North County Center in Dunkirk. Tuition is $29. Participants must arrive promptly to

class sessions and bring their driver’s license to the class. To register for the program, call JCC, 363.6500. The workshop, also known as the Point/Insurance Reduction Program, is offered through the National Traffic Safety Institute and is approved by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. An online version of the NTSI course is available through trafficsurvivalonline.

Contributed Article Cassadaga Job Corps

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy, 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga, will hold a campus tour and informational session on Thursday, Nov. 24, at 10:00 a.m. The tour is free and open to the public. Job Corps serves young adults ages 16 to 24 who are motivated to participate in a rigorous educational and job training program. Funded through the U.S. Department of Labor, income eligible students attend on full federal scholarships. High school graduates who are interested in job training and • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)

COI Head Start Center Receives Grant to Enhance Outdoor Play Contributed Article COI

Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development (HSBS) and Outdoor Play recently announced Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.’s (COI) Head Start as one of 436 recipients of a $4,877 grant to improve the outdoor play space at the Connections South location on Fluvanna Avenue in Jamestown. The National Center was created through a federal grant to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation from the Office of Head Start. Early Education and Family young adults who need their Services Director Kathy WebGED or high school diploma ster said, “We appreciate Head as well as job training are eligible to enroll. Career tech- Start Body Start for helping us evaluate our play spaces nical training in healthcare occupations and the construc- and educate our Chautauqua tion trades are offered. Social, County children and their employability, leadership, and families about the value of independent living skills train- physical activity and playing outdoors, in particular. This ing are provided. Residential grant will enhance our current and non-residential openhealth practices for pre school ings are available. For more information about enrollment children through ongoing physical activity opportuniopportunities, contact Mike ties. Pietrkiewicz, Outreach and HSBS Center Director Kwame Admissions Counselor, at #716-595-4298, email Pietrk- M. Brown, Ph.D. emphasized the importance the role physivisit http://cassadaga.jobcorps. cal exercise plays in a child’s gov.

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Children enrolled in Chautauqua Opportunities Early Education Services at their Connections South location will soon be playing on an improved outdoor play space as a result of a grant from the Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development (HSBS) and Outdoor Play. The space, located on Fluvanna Avenue in Jamestown, will be completed by the end of the year. The National Center was created through a federal grant to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation from the Office of Head Start.

overall healthy development. “Outdoor play is associated with greater amounts of physical activity in children, and research has shown that opportunities for whole body exercise have a long lasting influence as preschool physical activity tracks throughout childhood. Unfortunately children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation.” He

added, “We want to help the Head Start staff discover the benefits of outdoor play across developmental domains and learn about the features of high quality outdoor play spaces that promote movement opportunities for children of all ability levels.” In addition to the play space improvement, Head Start staff will have access to online courses, webinars and

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resource materials to enhance physical activities overall with the children and families. Funding for HSBS is provided by the Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of HSBS is to increase physical activity, outdoor play and healthy eating among Head Start and Early Head Start children, families and staff. HSBS will assist Head Start programs in creating healthy learning environments, both in and outside the classroom, through structured and unstructured physical activity that leads to the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of young children and reduces obesity and its associated costs. HSBS has three main objectives: (1) to inform and assist OHS in setting national priorities and developing policies; (2) to provide resources, training and technical assistance to Head Start and Early Head Start grantees; and (3) to administer and support grants for construction or improvement of outdoor play spaces at Head Start centers. For more information about COI’s Head Start services, call (716) 366-8176 in Dunkirk and (716) 661-9430 in Jamestown.



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YMCA Focus on Health

by Scott Mekus, YMCA Membership & Marketing Director Cure Those Winter Blues The coldness is in the air and soon winter will be here. This means it will seem harder to get motivated to continue with your workout routine in the months ahead. However, if you follow these hints, it will be easier to keep you on the right track. Get It Done Staying in shape and healthy is a year-round commitment. Just because spring and summer are well behind us doesn’t mean it is time to lounge. Adjust your attitude and focus on maintaining your hard work by recommitting to health and fitness. This might mean adjusting your workout or adding something new – but

keep active everyday. Dress Warm It is important to stay warm during the colder months. If you are a walker or runner who likes to be outside, dress in layers and wear the typical gear such as gloves, hats, and ear muffs. Even if you are just on your way to the gym, it is critical to wear the right clothes while you are outside. Drink Water We hear this all the time, but it is vital. Your body needs water to function and this is no different in the winter time. Remember to hydrate before, during, and after your workout to replace what fluids you lost during exercise.

Eat Soup Try and cut back on coffee and hot chocolate and use soup to warm and refuel your body. There are several soups available so try and choose the healthier ones with less sodium and contain less fat. Stay Safe It is getting darker earlier and we lose sunlight during these cooler months. If you are outside during your routine, wear reflective clothing and stay away from sporting dark colors. There are a lot of drivers out there, including your self, and some of them have a hard time driving in the evening hours when visibility is poor so be observant at all times.


November 24, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

Great Lakes Medical Research Contributes to Diabetes Solutions Contributed Article GLMR

Great Lakes Medical Research LLC (GLMR) is an esteemed clinical research site and an affiliate of Westfield Family Physicians, a well-established family practice located in Westfield, New York. GLMR was selected by the National Institute of Health to conduct the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes study (ACCORD). Ten thousand diabetics from the United States and Canada participated in the ACCORD study; one hundred and forty participants were enrolled at GLMR, the only rural site selected in the northeastern United States. This study was a landmark accomplishment for GLMR, as it created opportunities for more diabetes studies for the community. GLMR is now actively recruiting for several studies sponsored by some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Diabetes is one of the fastestgrowing health problems of

our time. The incidence of type 2 diabetes and its complications is increasing in the United States. According to recently published New York State health statistics, the prevalence of self-reported diabetes among adults in NYS has increased steadily over the past 11 years. The three-year average has nearly doubled from 4.6% in 1996-1998 to 8.5% in 2007-2009. Diabetes is most common in persons over age 60. People with type 2 diabetes often struggle with high blood sugar, obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Diabetics are two to four times more likely to suffer from heart disease because of these risk factors. GLMR is actively enrolling eligible participants into diabetes studies. Patients who volunteer to participate in a study may potentially have access to new treatments that are being used to manage diabetes. Other patient benefits include: playing an active role in your health care, regular clinical exams, helping others by contributing

to medical research, and in some trials, compensation for participation. GLMR is proud of the services they can offer to the residents of Chautauqua County. Former New York State Health Commissioner, Dr. Richard Daines, spoke highly of GLMR when he learned of the impressive work conducted by the staff. Dr. Daines expressed gratitude for the quality and magnitude of work accomplished by a rural research center located in western New York. The GLMR site is staffed with registered nurses, certified clinical research coordinators and physicians that work closely with every research participant. GLMR offers a variety of clinical trials including those for diabetes, high blood pressure, gout and osteoarthritis. If you think you might qualify for a study and are interested in participating, call 1-877326-4567 or log on to our website at And remember, today’s research is tomorrow’s health care.

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KNOW THE 10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Contributed Article Alzheimer’s Association

The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer’s disease in particular, it is important to know what it is and what it is not normal aging. Below is a list of warning signs along with examples of normal aging. If you notice any of the warning signs in your aging family members, it is recommended that you see a doctor. Alzheimer’s Association 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on one’s own. Challenges in planning or solving problems. Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they

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did before. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure. People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game. Confusion with time or place: People with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer’s. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast. In terms of perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone else is in the room. They may not realize they are the person in the mirror. New problems with words in speaking or writing. People with Alzheimer’s may have trouble following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right word or call things by the wrong name (e.g., calling a “watch” a “handclock”).

Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time. Decreased or poor judgment. People with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean. Withdrawal from work or social activities. A person with Alzheimer’s may start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. They may have trouble keeping up with a favorite sports team or remembering how to complete a favorite hobby. They may also avoid being social because of the changes they have experienced. Changes in mood and personality. The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer’s can change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone.

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YWCA Westfield News

By Katie Smith Contributing Writer

When you do your holiday shopping – consider getting a gift for the YWCA. Our list includes: sheets and towels for the upstairs bedrooms, tablecloths for the assembly room tables, chairs for the assembly room, new lamps for the living room and a variety of other

home furnishings. The office could use pens, paper, printer ink, staples, paperclips and other office supplies. Give us a call or stop in for a visit – we’d be happy to share the details and specifics with you. Office Hours Office Hours for the YWCA are traditionally 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays with evening coverage on Tuesday and Wednesday. Because the YWCA has a small staff there maybe occasions when they are off site. If you have urgent business or are making a special trip to the YWCA, we suggest you call ahead to make sure someone is here to receive you. Advantage Program News The YWCA Westfield has an

Season of Giving immediate PART TIME open- Dollar Days ing for a group leader in the During the month of DeAdvantage After School Procember the YWCA will be gram. This is a school calendar featuring ‘dollar day specials position with the potential on fitness visits.’ Fitness visits for additional daytime and can be added to any current summer hours. The successful membership at the rate of $1 applicant will have leaderper visit, new and renewal ship abilities, a fun loving memberships will also be personality and the physical available. Membership rates ability to participate in all remain at $20 for adults and student activities. The desire $12 for seniors. “Fitness visits, to work with youth – middle YWCA memberships as well and high school is a must!!!! as gift certificates make great Applicants must be 18 or over, gifts,” reported Katie Smith, a high school graduate and executive director of the have experience working with YWCA. “we’ve run this dollar young people or an Associate’s day special in the past and it’s degree or higher in a related been very well received, the field. Resumes only to the visits remain available to the YWCA offices at 58 S. Portage member practically forever St., Westfield, NY 14787. No and provide a great incentive phone calls or walk ins. to begin or continue a workout routine.” Payment can be made

with cash or checks, at this time the YWCA does not accept debit or credit cards. Holiday Open House Area residents, YWCA members and the general public are invited to the Second Annual YWCA Holiday Open House. On Thursday, December 8th from 4:30 – 6 pm, staff, board members and trustees will be on hand to share the holiday spirit. “The building is beautifully decorated and we are looking forward to visitors,” said Cassidy Cooney, board member. “last year was our first Open House, we had a lot of positive feedback so we decided to do it again!” Light refreshments will be served; there is no charge and while reservations are requested,

they are not required – people are welcome to drop in. Contact Information The YWCA can be contacted by phone at 716.326.2011; child care services have a direct line; 716.326.4012. Both lines have voice mail so callers are encouraged to leave a message. The front door has a mail slot so correspondence can be personally delivered. Fitness members who can access the rear door with the PIN are reminded there is also a mail slot in the back office. The YWCA Westfield is a member of the Northern Chautauqua County United Way, the Northeast Region of the YWCA and an affiliate of the National YWCA organization.

where for $9 you can download any kit in the store for 30 days. Also, has their Funtastic Friday specials which I’m sure will contain even more deals, freebies and surprises than an ordinary week. For non-scrapbook related, but handmade, one-of-a-kind specialty gift items, go to Creation Station Glass Studio, 260 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, (866) 756-7477. Their newlyrenovated Beach Glass room has a tree decorated with Lake Erie beach glass ornaments, all as unique as the lake itself. Owner Cyndy Gailey is the exclusive retailer for Soy Lotion candles, and she is offering 10% off of one item in the store with a non-perishable donation for the Silver Creek Food Pantry. I’ve already started my holiday shopping there and look forward to stopping by this weekend. If it’s all just too overwhelming, embrace your inner anarchist, read a copy of Adbusters magazine, stay home and participate in the 20th Annual “Buy Nothing Day.” If that isn’t your style, then at least ponder this musing from their website: “Maybe a buy local, buy fairer, buy indie Christmas. Whatever you decide, ‘tis the season to reclaim our year-end celebra-

tions and make them our own again.” That’s a philosophy I can subscribe to. This week’s FREE pick : Ali Edwards, the scrapbooking superstar and Technique Tuesday designer always has fresh ideas and inspiration. I may attempt the “December Daily” project with an altered book, though I don’t always keep up on these. She assures us, however, that this is okay. What are your holiday plans this year? Are you planning an Ali Edwards-style “December Daily” album or some other type of memory-keeping project for the season? Do you have any photo related gifts you’re planning to give? I’d love to feature your ideas in an upcoming column, so please send me a line at awalterich@ Anne Walterich is the owner of Sunset Scrapbooks, a photo preservation and album design service. When not slapping her forehead at the projected $20 billion dollars shoppers are expected to spend on Black Friday, she can be found online at and at

miss the most important part! What was the most important part? Jesus! Martha allowed her busy-ness to take her focus off of Jesus and put it on the circumstances around her. This kept her from enjoying the fact that Jesus, the Messiah, was a guest in her home! I believe this is also true with many of us. We get so busy with the preparations for Thanksgiving and Christmas that we forget to take time to enjoy our friends, families, and even God! The holidays were

given for our enjoyment, not our enslavement! By focusing on being thankful for those things God has given us as well as looking forward to celebrating the miracle of Christmas, we can learn to be like Mary and take time out for the “right things”. Let’s learn from Martha’s mistake and not be stressed out over the less important aspects of these wonderful opportunities to appreciate our blessings. Let this be your most enjoyable holiday season ever!

who doesn’t follow is a man who will never submit to anybody. Submission is the sign of true spirituality. Submission is the secret to a blessed life. We should submit to a pastor, to our spouse, to our employer, to our leaders, and to one another. Submission means to simply listen and prefer one another. When you insist on getting your own way you are stealing from yourself. It’s deception in full motion. You think you are looking out for yourself but you are actually destroying yourself. Ephesians 5:21 says, “Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” Hebrews 13:17 says,

“Obey them that have the over you and submit yourselves…” God’s power would meet you if you would focus on what He called you to be. He first called you to be a follower. God’s isn’t responsible to take care of you if you are out of His will for your life. He first wanted you to be pastored. He wanted you to be a good sheep. If you will follow the Lord and a good pastor, you will marry right, make good financial decisions, and good moral decisions. Your life will dry up until you learn to follow and to follow somebody who follows Christ.

Scrapbooking Today It’s All About the Benjamins

Anne Walterich Contributing Writer

Lately, it’s hard to feel good about spending money. It’s fair to say that the worldwide economy is currently in the collective toilet, so writing a column about an entire day devoted to retail shopping feels greedy. It’s one of the tackier things about American popular culture. Yet, I love feeling superior and intelligent whenever I purchase something at a bargain price, like I’ve somehow tricked the retailers by giving them money. Black Friday was invented for people like me, but I’d rather eat meat than set foot in the mall or a big box store today. There are people who wait all year to trample fellow human beings to death for a discount, but I won’t be among them. There is no bargain worth spending that much time in an enclosed space with rabid shoppers, greedily foaming at the mouth for petroleum-derived products they don’t need. I’m a much bigger fan of Small Business Saturday. It’s still a concept devoted to separating me from my money, but I feel better about spending with my neighbors than knowing it will make its way to a one-percenter in Bentonville, Arkansas.

For those of you taking a retail road trip to the great state of Pennsylvania, be sure to stop at Monkey Business! Scrapbook Lounge, 3256 W. 26th St., in Erie, (814) 836-7510 for 50% off of all Paper kits and Stickles dimensional glitter paint. See monkeyscrapbooks.blogspot. com for more information. At Xpress Yourself Scrapbooking, 3208 Peach St., Erie, (814) 520-2373, owner Brigid Pearce is offering twelve specially priced items: Buy one get one 50% off of Glitter Ritz, $1.50 Terrifically Tacky tape, 10% off of all stamps, $1.50 off of all Viva décor glitter liner, 40% off all Doodlebug, $2.99 for 1 oz. Stickles, 15% off all kits, 20% off Inky Antics Stamps, 20% off all Honey Pot Papers, 30% off Bella Blvd. products, 50% off all chipboard and acrylic albums and 50% off all Halloween, Fall and holidaythemed papers. Also, when you purchase a $20 gift card (good for 6 months) you receive a $5 coupon for yourself to use from now until Christmas. Visit for store hours. Paper to Pages, 20 Congress St., Bradford, PA (814) 368-2530 will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, with several items on sale for that day only. On Saturday, they’re

featuring a $5 Make-n-Take with 2-page layouts, minibooks, necklaces and canvas hangings. If you’re heading north to the Buffalo area, be sure to stop at Buffalo Stamps & Stuff (,) 3314 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, (716) 834-3540. Every customer who makes a purchase will receive an envelope with a mystery discount or prize redeemable the first week of January 2012. For Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, all 12” X 12” papers are buy two, get one free; All Maya Road Chipboard, Melody Ross Chip Art, Craft Lounge Stamp Sets, Maya Road Sprays and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are buy one, get one free; All kits, albums and SALE items are 50% off. Also, if you buy a Spellbinders Die or Lifestyle Crafts Die you can get a die from a selected group for $1 or $2.00. American Crafts Specialty Markers are on sale for $19.99. Tonight (Friday) is their Annual Fundraiser Make-n-Take. For $15.00, you can bring home 5 projects and unwind from yesterday’s family chaos and triptophan-induced comas. All proceeds are for the Buffalo Stamps Adopted Family this holiday season. Please call to reserve a space, and bring assorted adhesives

and scissors. Saturday shoppers receive a $10.00 gift certificate on a $25.00 purchase during the week of December 4-10, 2011 for use on regular-priced, in-stock merchandise. If you’re brave enough to shop at a major retail store, be sure to visit Joann’s, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Walmart and Michael’s for specials. All of these national chains have coupons on their websites, so be sure to stop online before heading out into the frenzy. If you’re not planning to leave the house, online-only retailers like and are also offering holiday weekend deals, which, as of this writing are too numerous to list. ACherryOnTop. com also has special pricing on many items, including Sizzix, Tim Holtz and Martha Stewart products. If you’re planning on shopping online, be sure to check them out for some of the best prices I have seen so far. Of course, if you or the one you love is a digital scrapbooker, then none of these fabulous discounts on traditional products will matter much to you. Though there are too many designers offering Black Friday specials to list here, a notable site to visit is ,

Keeping the Faith Dear Pastor, The holidays are coming up fast and I get so stressed out. Help!

By Rev. Michael Lokietek Family Church of Chautauqua County

The holidays are usually filled with family get-togethers, planning, and shopping, and all the usual hustle and bustle. However, there are many people that find themselves so preoccupied with the preparations that they can’t be joyful or even think about the reason for the holidays! The Bible gives us a great

example of this in Luke 10:3842: “Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. (39) And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. (40) But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” (41) And Jesus answered and said to her,

“Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things. (42) “But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” This passage reveals that Martha was stressed. Her comments to Jesus showed that she felt burdened doing all the preparations. She was annoyed that her sister Mary, rather than helping, was enjoying the company of their guests. Jesus lovingly, but firmly, chided Martha that her worry was causing her to

TheFollow Weekly Word a Follower

Rev. Tim Stahlman Family Church of the Southern Tier

There are many authors who are writing about leadership principles, but I see very few books being written about followership. Everyone wants

to read about being a leader but here is the truth: Not everybody leads but everyone will have to follow. 98% of all God’s people will never have a leadership role in the Body of Christ. Yes, it is true that we all are called to lead people to Christ and to lead with a good example. But churches are getting swept into this idea of teaching their congregations how to be leaders. By doing so we are wasting our time. Why teach something that very few people will ever be. Even those that are leaders better first and foremost be a follower. Actually, Biblically speaking, God chooses leaders who were first

the best followers. As a pastor, my goal isn’t to be the best leader. My goal is to be the best follower. I follow Christ, and yes, I follow my own pastor and other ministers who are right on the heels of Jesus. The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” A person is never fit to lead unless they were first skillful as a follower. As I follow, I qualify as a leader. A leader who never learned to follow will be dominated by pride and arrogance. Unfortunately, this is what has happened to many pastors and ministers: They were placed in

leadership without ever serving another man first. Promotion without following is dangerous. Nobody will ever know if your character is real until you first learn to follow and serve. I’m not impressed with anybody who can stay faithful in a visible position. They might be there for their own glory. I want to know if they can serve faithfully where nobody sees or recognizes them. Only then will their character be strong enough to carry the blessings of God. I say this: Beware of any man who only desires to lead and doesn’t desire to follow. A man

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Some tips to keep senior pets warm

Q: While it seems like just yesterday that my husband and I started with two kittens and a young dog, we’ve now got a houseful of senior pets. Do you have tips for easing their discomfort over the cold months? — via email A: Keep them lean, provide warm, soft resting spots and talk to your veterinarian about relief from joint pain, and your pets will get through the winter more comfortably. For older dogs, especially large ones, check out beds made of therapeutic foam that conforms to your pet’s body shape while supporting every joint. Some of these beds come ready to plug in, but you can turn any of them into heated sleepers by adding a pet-safe heating element. For cats, heat that’s all around like surround sound will keep them feline groovy. Look for a heated cup-style bed with plush insides. While soft beds and leaner bodies have always been best for our pets, it’s only in recent years that veterinarians have been able to offer medications, supplements and other measures that can reduce or even eliminate the pain of osteoarthritis. All pain-management plans need to be developed by your veterinarian — guessing with over-the-counter pain meds can kill your cat (acetominephen) or cause ulcers in your dog (aspirin). Modern prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) can seem like miracle drugs, and the risks of using them can be greatly minimized by following your veterinarian’s recommendations for checking for kidney and liver problems before and during long-term use. You also need to be aware of the signs of a problem: Stop giving the drug immediately and call your veterinarian if you observe vomiting or lethargy, or if your pet stops showing interest in eating. These drugs help millions of pets, but I would not be doing my job as a veterinarian if I didn’t alert you to potential problems. I know your veterinarian will do the same. — Dr. Marty Becker Do you have a pet question? Send it to

About Pet Connection Pet Connection is produced by a team of pet-care experts headed by “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. Oz Show” veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker and awardwinning journalist Gina Spadafori. The two are also the authors of many best-selling pet-care books. Dr. Becker can also be found at or on Twitter @DrMartyBecker.



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PREVENTIVE CARE PLUS Working with a ‘primary care vet’ is worth working to arrange

By Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori Universal Uclick


n pets, as in people, having one doctor to oversee and coordinate care has definite advantages. But in these days of larger veterinary hospitals, it can be more difficult to see the same veterinarian routinely. Is it worth the effort to have a “primary care veterinarian”? For the most part, it is, and if you shift how you manage your pet’s care, you can make coordinating care with one veterinarian easier to manage. Switching to preventing health problems rather than reacting to health But first, those emergencies will allow you to work more closely with one veterinarian. advantages. When you routinely see the same veterinarFortunately, there’s a way to resolve this for the ian, you’re working with a doctor who is familiar most part: Shift your focus to preventive care. not only with your pet and his medical history, When you concentrate on working with your but also with you. Over time, you and your veteri- veterinarian to prevent health problems instead narian can develop a mutually respectful relation- of reacting to health emergencies, you’ll not only ship that promotes a partnership dedicated to save money by catching little problems before keeping your pet healthy. they become big ones, but you’ll also be saving That’s not the end of the story, of course, because your pet the suffering and stress that comes with a your pet may need to be seen by other veterinarfull-blown illness. ians, not only when your veterinarian isn’t availThe cornerstone of preventive care is a once-aable for urgent or emergency care, but also when year — or, ideally, twice-a-year — comprehensive your pet can benefit from a referral to a specialist. veterinary visit that gives your vet the chance to go Ideally, your veterinarian will help you to decide over your pet nose to toes to tail and utilize simple when calling in colleagues can help your pet. diagnostic tests that can spot problems before She’ll also work to integrate the specialist’s work symptoms show. During these visits your veteriinto the overarching care plans for your pet. narian can review other preventive care strategies, What happens when you can’t see your regular such as good nutrition, parasite control and mainveterinarian? Seeing a different veterinarian in taining a healthy weight and an active lifestyle. the same practice isn’t the worst thing that can In terms of seeing the same veterinarian, when happen. After all, your pet’s records will bring the you switch to focus on preventive care, you can attending veterinarian up to date, and the pracschedule your veterinary visits far enough out to tice’s expert veterinary technicians are there to almost always see the same veterinarian in the help with continuity of care as well. In a well-run practice. Though accidents and other emergencies veterinary hospital, the standard of care is very will still need to be treated urgently by the first high overall, and your pet will be well cared for, veterinarian available, with a preventive care no matter what. plan the majority of your pet’s care will be in the What may suffer, though, will be your ability to hands of the same doctor. communicate with a doctor you don’t know as well. Communication and respect is key to a great That’s especially important if you don’t feel as com- relationship with a doctor, no matter if it’s your fortable about asking questions of a new veterinar- own or your pet’s. It’s worth working at it to make ian or following up on recommended treatments. that work.

Why cats beeline for non-cat guests • Why, in a room full of people, will a cat invariably make a beeline for the one person in the room who hates or is allergic to cats? Cats don’t like eye contact from strangers — they find it intimidating. When a friendly cat wanders into a room, he’ll notice that all the people who like cats are looking at him. So he heads for the one who he thinks is being polite — the person who isn’t looking at him. The cat doesn’t realize that the person isn’t looking because he doesn’t want the cat near him. It’s just a little bit of cross-species miscommunication. That’s one theory, anyway. Or maybe putting cat fur on the slacks of a cat hater really is the ultimate in feline fun.

Guinea pigs and some other “pocket pets” are far more likely to be found in homes with children.

• Some pets just seem to be a natural fit with children. According to the American Pet Products Association, many small “pocket pets” are more likely to be found in homes with children present. While rabbits are now slightly more popular as a pets for adults, guinea pigs, for example, are far more likely to be a child’s pet. • Circumstances are a more likely indicator of a dog’s potential to bite someone than the animal’s breed or mix, according to an analysis of bite statistics. Loose dogs, territoryprotecting dogs, frightened dogs and dogs involved in fights with another animal were those most likely to be involved in biting a person. Most bites in the home were triggered by a dog guarding food or a toy, or biting a visiting friend or relative in a display of territory- or object-guarding. The number of bite incidents roughly correlated with a breed’s popularity — more of a certain kind of dog meant more bites from that kind of dog. Age and gender also played a role, with adolescent male dogs more likely to bite — and bite more severely — than older dogs or female dogs. And children were bitten more often than adults. — Gina Spadafori

Chautauqua County Humane Society Pet of the Week

This week we are featuring “Alex”. He is a beautiful short haired black cat that is nearly 2 years old. He came to CCHS in January and has been here almost a year. Alex is neutered, has all his shots and is microchipped. He likes to get attention, but has no patience with small children and would do best in a home with kids over 10. He currently resides in our Cat Colony room. If you would like to meet Alex, come to the Adoption Center on Strunk Road in Jamestown. Shadow has been adopted!!

2825 Strunk Road • Jamestown 716-665-2209 • The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Pet of the Week is sponsored by The Annual Tom Pawelski Memorial Golf Tournament , held this past summer. The money raised from the 2010 tournament provides discounted adoption rates to Pet of the Week animals. Stop by CCHS and find your new best friend, 2825 Strunk Road Jamestown.


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Jake Swan (No. 9) goes flying over Waverly defenders during the state semifinal game held at East Syracuse Minoa High School last weekend. The Trojans won 19-13. (Photo by Allison Voty).

By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

For all of those who doubted Southwestern football this season, Sunday’s state championship game is your final wake-up call: They’re still the same Southwestern. Sure, the players have changed. And absolutely the Trojans haven’t dominated teams like they have in years past.

Bills Give Fans A Reminder Of Who They Really Are

But, for the third time in four years, head coach Jay Sirianni and his Southwestern program will have the opportunity to win a state title. “To say that we saw this coming, especially at the end of September, would be fabrication,” Sirianni said. “This team has figured out how to prepare through practice and films, and have learned at what level they have to play at in every game. You can’t expect to win state and sectional championships each year, but the

with a defense that doesn’t yield a fact that we’ve been here before has whole heck of a lot. They’ve shut definitely helped.” out five teams in their 11 games and This time they’ll take on Dobbs allowed more than 15 points just one Ferry, which is located just north of time all season long. New York City right on the Hudson “Dobbs Ferry has such a proud River. The Eagles are 10-1 and have program,” Sirianni said. “They are won 10 straight since losing their very impressive, very well coached opener to Bronxville, who they later exacted some revenge on in the Sec- and fundamentally sound. We need to play a solid overall game and take tion 1 Class C final. advantage of opportunities when Led by fullback Tom Soave, the Eagles are a ground-and-pound team Continued on pg 2

Bonnies Survive Scare From Siena, Face Virginia Tech Sunday

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“What’s that? Playoffs? Don’t talk about playoffs. Are you kidding me? Playoffs?! I just hope we can win a game.” – Jim Mora Sr. Sure Jim Mora was talking about his 2001 Indianapolis Colts team, but almost exactly 10 years later, he might as well have been talking about the 2011 Buffalo Bills after Sunday’s 35-8 trouncing to the Dolphins. The loss dropped the Bills to 5-5, still just a game behind the Cincinnati Bengals for the last playoff spot in the AFC with a plentiful six games left in the season. But really, playoffs? The Bills have now been outscored 106-26 in their past three games. Shame on me for thinking things would be different this year or that this team was actually a postseason contender as recently Continued on pg 3

The Bonnies hoist the Franciscan Cup, a newly-formed rivalry title with the Siena Saints that started in the 2010-11 season. The Bonnies also won last year. (Photo by St. Bonaventure Sports Information Department).

By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

It wasn’t pretty but the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (2-1) found a way to beat the Siena Saints 64-58 to win the Franciscan Cup for the second year in a row. Again the Bonnies were sluggish in the offensive end and turned it over too many times — 16 to be exact. Siena’s 2-3 zone frustrated Bona early and often and provided a less than stellar first half from both squads. The Saints, who are expected to a be a middle of the road team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, were down to seven scholarship players for Monday’s game. With the lack of depth

and the Bonnies inability to hit outside shots, Siena crammed the lane and took Andrew Nicholson out of the game. Nicholson, who had just six points in the first half while sitting with some foul trouble, certainly didn’t put on the display he might have been hoping for with scouts from the Boston Celtics, Portland TrailBlazers, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder in attendance. Thankfully though, in the end, the Bonnies didn’t need the usual Nicholson, even though he still had a doubledouble (14 points, 13 rebounds). That’s because junior college transfer and starting point guard Eric Mosley took over. Mosley was criticized after a poor showing against Cleveland

State and while his turnovers still should be a concern, Mosley drained two key three-pointers early in the second half to keep Bona in front. Then, in the final 90 seconds, Mosley hit all six of his free throw attempts to keep Siena at least two possessions away. He finished with a team-high 17 points. Bona’s offense was kept in check in large part to 16 turnovers and an abysmal 40 percent shooting (2255). With Nicholson locked on the bench in foul trouble, or double- or triple-teamed while on the floor, the Bonnies looked to their secondary options, which simply put, did not work out well.

High School Football Results ... See B-2

Jamestown Ironmen Results ... See B-5

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Bills Results... See B-7

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Southwestern celebrates their win over Waverly High School that sent that them to New York State's Class C Championship this Sunday in Syracuse. (Photo by Allison Voty)

they arise.” Of course Southwestern has a pretty good defense themselves. The Trojans won their semifinal game over Waverly 19-13 behind another stout defensive performance from the entire unit. Most of the headlines on every newspaper in western New York have gone to senior Jake Swan, but it Peter Trathen who was named the Defensive MVP for the second game in a row. But as Sirianni has said all year long, it isn’t just one or two guys. Junior Jesia Hogue and seniors Dan Petruccello and Chuck Leonard each had fumble recoveries. Dan Austin had six tackles and a sack and Ryan Schutte also had six tackles. So as you see, it’s everyone. And as great as Swan has been — great is really an understatement — the Trojans simply aren’t allowing opponents to move the ball on them. Plus, they forced six turnovers.

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“We played a very physical game last week,” Sirianni said. “I love it when people tell us we were lucky because Waverly turned the ball over. It wasn’t luck, it was our defense playing physical football and forcing turnovers. On the season, we have a +24 turnover margin. That’s incredible and is a very telling stat.” While the defense has been tremendous, it’s the Trojans offense that has seemed to found some rhythm. The Trojans had been a little onedimensional, as in relying on Swan for much of the year, but have really started to pick it up lately. A lot of that has to do with the progression of junior quarterback Jack Pilling. Pilling went 9-for-13 for 119 yards and threw two touchdown passes in the semifinal win over Waverly. His first got Southwestern on the board and went to classmate Andy Greenlee for 11 yards, but

Class C State Playoffs (5) Southwestern (9-1) 19-13

(9) Herkimer (9-0) 26-13 (13) Waverly (9-1)

(4) Waverly (9-1)

(5) Dobbs Ferry (8-1) 41-13 (16) James O'Neill (8-2)

(2) Dobbs Ferry (8-1) 13-12

(2) Hoosick Falls (10-0) 47-13 (10) Saranac Lake (8-1)

(2) Maple Grove (9-0) 30-14 (3) Letchworth (9-1)

(1) Hoosick Falls (10-0)

Class D State Playoffs

(7) Cambridge (10-0) 44-25 (UNR) Ticonderoga (8) Haldane (7-1) 54-8 (6) Chester (10-0)

Dobbs Ferry No. 2 State Ranking — C 10-1 (5-1) Record (League) 3rd – Section I – C League Standing 34.6 (1 of 11) PPG (League Rank) 7.3 (1 of 11) PAPG (League Rank) 35.0 PPG — League only 5.5 PAPG — League only the kick was blocked leaving Waverly in the lead 7-6. Later in the second quarter, Pilling hit Swan for a catchand-run touchdown of 36 yards which wound up giving Southwestern the lead for

(Nov. 25 & 27)

Southwestern No. 4 11-1 (5-1) 2nd – C South 23.2 (3 of 12) 10.3 (1 of 12) 24.5 9.8

good, but more importantly — at least at the time — put Southwestern ahead going into the break. While Pilling has become more than efficient, the rest of the offense has taken shape.

(2) Letchworth (9-1)

(7) Cambridge (10-0) 38-22

(6) Chester (10-0)

(6) Chester (10-0)

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them off during the season, but this Thanksgiving weekend, they could care less, we are playing football.” Dobbs Ferry has played in the state championship as recently as 2006 when they beat Falconer 24-0 for their third state championship in school history. They reached the state finals every year from 2004-07 and also were the 2002 and 2004 state champions. Anyhow, both team’s seasons will come to an end Sunday, but for the Trojans, Sirianni said they’ve already accomplished plenty to put this team in Southwestern lore. “This team has exceeded everyone’s expectations,” he said. “They have battled every week on the field and kept the faith in one another. Their legacy has been cemented in Southwestern football history, win or lose on Sunday. All that is left for this team is to finish strong.”

Thursday Nov. 24 — Wednesday, Nov. 30 Fredonia at Frewsburg, 10 a.m. (scrimmage) Sunday, Nov. 27 Football — High School Dobbs Ferry vs. Southwestern, noon (State Championship) Monday, Nov. 28 Girls Basketball Pine Valley at Dunkirk, 6 p.m. (varsity to follow) Clymer at Sherman, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 Boys Basketball Clymer at Falconer, 7:30 p.m. Maple Grove at Jamestown, 4 p.m. (scrimmage) Girls Basketball Olean at Jamestown, 4 p.m. (scrimmage)

Falconer at Southwestern, 4:30 p.m. (scrimmage) Wednesday, Nov. 30 Co-ed Bowling Fredonia at Jamestown, 4 p.m. Gowanda at Southwestern, 4 p.m. (at Jamestown Bowling Co.) Dunkirk at Falconer, 4 p.m. (at Jamestown Bowling Co.) Frewsburg at Forestville Girls Basketball Salamanca Tournament (Varsity and JV) Forestville at North Collins, 6 p.m., varsity to follow Is your game not listed? E-mail winter schedules to sports@maytumcompany. com.

Bryant Names SUNYAC Basketball Player Of The Week

(9) Tioga (8-0)

Friday, Nov. 25, Carrier Dome, Syracuse

And with teams constantly worrying about Swan, that makes the Trojans offense that much more versatile. The best part, though, might be kicker Tanner Hoose. Hoose has turned into quite the reliable kicker for Southwestern and gives Sirianni plenty of options such as the semifinal game against Waverly. He connected on two more field goals, and of the course what was the winning margin? — 6. Fair or not, it’s been the underdog role for much of the season for Southwestern. From losing a great class last year to actually losing on the field this year, many have wrote Southwestern off. It’s something that has motivated this Trojans team that much more. “For one thing, nobody roots for Goliath,” Sirianni said. “Secondly, the underdog has nothing to lose. Our players feel like some people wrote

Chautauqua County Schedule

Friday, Nov. 25 Hockey — NAHL Michigan Warriors at Jamestown Ironmen, 7:05 p.m. Girls Basketball (5) Southwestern (9-1) Southwestern at Silver Creek, 10 a.m. (scrimmage) Cass. Valley at Falconer, 10:30 a.m. (scrimmage) Saturday, Nov. 26 Sunday, Nov. 27, Hockey — NAHL Carrier Dome, Syracuse, Noon Michigan Warriors at Jamestown Ironmen, 7:05 p.m. Wrestling — High School (2) Dobbs Ferry (8-1) Maple Grove at Jamestown, 10 a.m. (scrimmage) Girls Basketball Forestville at Catt/Little Valley, noon (scrimmage)

(2) Letchworth (9-1) 14-6

(4) Westmoreland (10-0) 55-34 (9) Tioga (8-0)

By The Numbers

Playoff Brackets (Nov. 18 & 19)

(11) Southwestern (9-1) 24-6 (15) Wellsville (8-2)

Game: New York State’s Class C Final Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse When: Sunday, noon

Contributed Article Fredonia Sports Information

FREDONIA, N.Y. — Fredonia State senior forward Julius

Bryant is the first SUNYAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the 2011-12 season. Bryant helped the Blue Devils defeat a trio of 2011 NCAA Tournament qualifiers last week by averaging 12 points and 5.3 boards in the first week of competition. He shot 52 percent from the floor and 89 percent from the line. Last Tuesday night, he netted 10 points in a 61-50 win against Penn State Behrend.

Over the weekend the Blue Devils defeated Wells and Ithaca in the Max Ziel Tip-Off Tournament. Bryant finished with eight points and five rebounds against the Express and scored 18 points and hauled down seven rebounds verse the Bombers in a 75-70 overtime win. Bryant was named to the alltournament team for his efforts and the Blue Devils were declared co-champions.

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November 24, 2011 Edition – Sports Section – B

Thanksgiving: What A Sports Fan Is Thankful For By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

Some times in sports, we tend to lose sight of the important things. As fans, it’s easy to be distraught over tough losses — Bills fans may be off the hook for a few days still. It’s easy to be fed up with players that refuse to play, especially right about now even if you don’t like the NBA. Then it’s easy to be sickened by the allegations of a select few coaches at Penn State and Syracuse. Heck as serious as those issues are, the entire nature of college athletics is in a despicable flux even beyond those reported stories. But we forget that sports are the greatest reality show in Green Bay Packers fans are thankful for Jordy Nelson — if you can see him. For the rest of us, we're the world. It produces the best thankful we can watch Nelson and the Packers take on the Detroit Lions Thursday. (AP Photo/Morry drama and can be the greatest Gash) escape from real life any of us know the undefeated Green day forced me to turn into sprung Southwestern this far. , will ever know. a nocturnal-loaded-up-onMaybe it’s Texas and Texas Bay Packers play the 7-3 kMonster-zombie. A&M who will meet for the Detroit Lions this Th anksgivSo for Th anksgiving, it’s time we 118th — and possibly final ing, right? to show some appreciation to Terry Pegula — The Sabres — time on this Thanksgiving. were always going to stay in the great aspects of sports. Southwestern High School Alabama-Auburn, ClemsonBuffalo, but who could have Football — The Trojans re- Buffalo Bills, NFL — OK, South Carolina and Ohio ever seen this coming? Interare once again the pride of maybe a stretch. But let’s be eat State-Michigan are all this estingly, Christian Ehrhoff, Chautauqua County. Aft er honest, there are some out d weekend along with plenty Ville Leino and Tyler Myers winning back-to-back state there in the country that think ool of others. You have to wait have also included Mr. Pegula championships in 2008 and the city of Buff alo doesn’t tate another week for Army-Navy, on their lists. 2009, Southwestern is once deserve to have an NFL team. 4-07 but be patient. again back at the Carrier d And if the Bills weren’t in Jamestown Ironmen — If the Regardless, rivalries make Dome in Syracuse to play for town, what would this area steep prices and long drive of the Class C State Title against sports what they are. The Bills an NHL game are too much really have? ns Dobbs Ferry. Regardless of the and Dolphins wasn’t so great for you, it’s pretty cool to have y, Trust me, it really stinks that result, head coach Jay Sirianni this past week, but the Sabres such great hockey played in they aren’t very good and ni and Bruins are rekindling has put together an increda beautiful venue so close by. probably never will be while ible program together, one we a little bit and Duke-North Get to Ironmen game this Ralph Wilson owns the team, eam Carolina is right around. should all be thankful for. weekend, Friday or Saturday but getting to go to an NFL nights, if you haven’t already. Rivalries — Maybe it’s South- College Basketball — Speakgame is a special treat only ing of… Hey it’s better than western and Fredonia, who a handful of people in this TV — Let’s be honest here, e country ever get to have. played an incredible overtime the NBA and the 24-hour can watching games really get ery marathon on ESPN last Tues- any better? game this year that perhaps And while we’re at it, you Their in ory, Fitzpatrick was that good, but Edwards out of town. Gailey, convinced this team was the as Sunday around, oh, I don’t o know, 12:55 p.m.? I didn’t think he was this bad, real deal, or at the very least a surprisingly, isn’t far behind. either. I know his offensive potential playoff team? We all knew this defense was Well you can emphatically kiss bad, but I don’t think we knew line is banged up and his I’ll be honest, though, I that goodbye. I mean are you it was this bad. Pardon me for wide receivers dropped more kidding, this team as a playoff thought the Bills would be passes Sunday than you’ll see not thinking the injuries to team? I’m not kidding when I better this year. And I wasn’t in your Turkey Bowl game Shawne Merriman, Kyle Wilsurprised when they started say this; I honestly hope this this week with friends. But he liams and George Wilson are 3-0 — “they are this good” I team can win another game. still misses way too many easy the problem. thought. Welcome to life as a Bills fan. throws. The Bengals and Giants losses Is it part of it? Sure, but every Meaningful football in DeI’m not saying he’s done, but team has injuries. Besides the were mere blips on the road, cember? Come on, that’s way that needs to get fixed in a Bills allow nearly 400 yards right? They should have won too much to ask for. hurry. per game on average and both games. We should be In addition, they’ve already Of more perplexing probthey did that just fi ne when 7-0, this team is not only blown any chances of getting lems, the Bills own the NFL’s all three were healthy at the going to the playoff s, they’re the No. 1 overall pick, or as leading rusher and still find beginning of the year, too. going to cause some damage. all the kids have been calling it impossible to give him 20 It’s been the lack of a pass Snap back to reality. it, “Suck for Luck”. So at this carries a game. I know he was rush. When people scream at point, what’s the big difference Too bad they weren’t 7-0 Edwards for not blitzing more, injured and missed most of between 5-11 and 6-10? though, because that’s about the second half, but this wasn’t Somehow, though, this season all that could save this season. try to remember the Bills still the first game Jackson went have problems getting to the The Bills are going into New is over. Sure the Bills have six largely unused. quarterback when they bring York to face the 5-5 Jets with games left in the season, but Regardless, the offense could an extra two or three guys the winner actually coming it’s just a footnote. This is not be respectable again next year through. And with a set of out still alive and well in the the year the playoff drought when they get healthy and add cornerbacks this bad, Edwards playoff race. comes to an end and again I a lineman and/or a receiver. dreads — or at least you have must remind you, this is what But be honest Bills fans, you But on my count, the deto think he does — leaving it’s like to be a Bills fan. don’t need to watch that game. any of his cornerbacks in man fense needs at least six pieces And that’s not being pessimis- coverage with no safety help. But hey what Thanksgiving including an entire new set of tradition is better than know- tic. It doesn’t take a genius to linebackers and cornerbacks. My point is Edwards might realize this team just isn’t very ing winter has begun and the Can you say rebuilding? not be the best defensive cogood right now. Buffalo Bills season is over? So I said 8-8 when the year ordinator in the league, but I Who should they draft this Which is why it’s tough for started and lookie-here, don’t know what coach could year? me to rag on Chan Gailey and get anything out of this unit. they’re 5-5. But, I’m not holddefensive coordinator George I guess it’s just disappointing ing my breath. After all, they’ll The offense is another story. Edwards. Nearly every Bills to know they were a flashbe lucky to win another game. I never really thought Ryan fan I know has already ran in-the-pan. Weren’t we all

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Senior Michael Davenport ess again struggled mightily and head coach Mark Schmidt ds opted not to use him. Daven70 port averaged 11 points per game last year and more than ll- 31 minutes per game. This - year in three games, he hasn’t ere logged more than 22 minutes in any one game and has scored just 18 points. Meanwhile, fellow senior Da’Quan Cook was just as bad, going 1-for-7 with virtually all of his looks coming within two feet. If you didn’t think the Bonnies were going

to miss Marquise Simmons all that much, you certainly do now. Regardless, it was Demitrius Conger to the rescue. The junior kept the Bonnies afloat with 11 points in the first half including eight of the first 10. His three-pointer near the halftime buzzer sent the Bonnies into the half up 29-26. Conger has consistently been proving for about the last year that he is the Bonnies second best player. His ballhandling has certainly improved and his tenacity on the glass is

second to none on this team. Siena, meanwhile, kept things close led by their standout freshman point guard Evan Hymes. Hymes finished with 18 points and drilled a few long-distance three-pointers that should excite some Siena fans. However, the freshman made his fair share of mistakes with seven turnovers and fouling out at a very inopportune time late in the game. The good news for Mark Schmidt is his defense played well. Siena shot 37.5 percent from the field (21-56) and forced

16 turnovers. They did allow 17 offensive rebounds (ridiculously high) but many were tip-in attempts down low or long rebounds out to the perimeter. The Bonnies hit the road again Sunday to play Virginia Tech, who is 3-0 as of Tuesday Nov. 22, but will play No. 5 Syracuse Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden and then either Oklahoma State or Stanford Friday at MSG. Last year, the Bonnies lost to Virginia Tech in overtime 7668 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y.



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When imagination becomes reality Here’s a question I’m often asked: “Which comes first: confidence or performance?” Or, stated another way, “How can I have confidence that I can shoot low scores when I haven’t shot them yet?” There are two kinds of confidence. The first and more general is the belief in yourself, an overall self-assurance that you can handle life as it comes at you. Champions are not just confident in their chosen area of expertise, they believe in their overall ability to problem-solve. This is important because general confidence allows you to hang in there while you’re learning how to score. General confidence tides you over until your performance catches up. The second type of confidence deals with the specific ability to shoot low scores, and this comes most directly from past performance. The lower your scores, the more confidence you have: If I can shoot 78, why not 75? But you don’t have to wait for low scores to have confidence in your ability to go low. There is a way that you can program yourself for success before you actually have it. The central nervous system can’t tell the difference between a perfectly imagined experience and a real one. If your brain waves were measured at the point of perfect imaging, they would show that you are having a multisensorial, flawlessly imagined illusion. This has been documented many times in the laboratory. Thus, if you perfectly imagine the drive you want to hit, or the soft pitch to a tight pin, you can “fool” your brain into thinking that you have already done it. You’ll have “been there, done that” without having been there or done that. Eastern European coaches pioneered the technique of training their athletes to image their performance before their competitions. For example, a slalom skier, with creative imaging, would ski the course in his mind. Using electrodes attached to the surface of the athlete’s skin, muscular contractions were recorded. The results showed that the athlete was using 90 percent of the muscles in his perfectly imagined ski run that he would have used if he had been skiing for real. In effect, the central nervous system could not tell the difference between the real and the perfectly imagined. How do you perfectly imagine something you’ve never done? You must do two things: (1) create a multisensorial image of the event, one where you see it, feel it, hear it, etc.; (2) do this in a mental state of relaxation that you can practice about 20 minutes each day until it becomes a skill.

A model swing: The top This is the fourth in a series about 11 key swing positions that allow you to match your own swing to a standard model to see how it stacks up. The model assumes a right-handed golfer who is hitting a straight shot. Position 4: The top When you swing to the top of your swing and pose in the mirror, this is what you should see: your head in the center of the shoulders with the left shoulder under the chin and the right shoulder behind the neck. Check to make sure your left arm is across the shoulder line with hands extended away from the head. The face of the club is square to the back of the left hand, which is square to the left forearm. The shoulders have coiled twice as much as the hips, with the right knee flexed and the left knee turned in, pointing toward the ball; both knees are level. The guiding thought here is coil, with the goal of a 2-to-1 ratio between shoulders and hips — 90 degrees rotation from address with the shoulders, 45 degrees with the hips, creating a ratio called the X factor. With a longer club, such as the driver, the club shaft is parallel with the heel line, whereas the shorter irons do not reach parallel. At the top, your lead hip is lower

than your ABOUT THE WRITER trail hip, and Dr. T.J. your spine Tomasi is a teaching is tilted a bit professional toward the in Port St. target, with Lucie, Fla. Visit his the weight website at favoring the rear foot. The role of the backswing is to put the angles of power in place while also keeping the clubface square to the swing arc. Coil results from spine rotation, primarily in the middle of your back in an area called the thoracic spine. If you are to improve your coil, it will come by maximizing your flexibility in this region. Here is a drill to help: Take your address position using a driver, then put the club behind you so it lies across your shoulders as I’m demonstrating in the photo below. Coil around your spine until your front shoulder is under your chin and your back shoulder is behind your head. This is a full two-shoulder turn, initiated and controlled by the thoracic spine. Be careful not to put pressure on the shaft or it might snap. You can use a broom in place of the club to protect the shaft if you need to. As always, check with your doctor before you do this.

At the top of the swing, this player is coiled for power. His shoulders have turned twice as far from address as his hips, rotating around the middle of his spine.

50-year hiatus Among great golf matches there’s Francis Ouimet vs. Ted Ray and Harry Vardon; Ben Hogan vs. Sam Snead; Greg Norman vs. Nick Faldo. But they all pale in comparison to the match that shut down golf in Cuba for 50 years: 18 holes of medal play between Fidel Castro and Che Guevara just before Castro closed down golf on the island. One reason for the match was to mock U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower, who so loved golf he built a putting green at the White House. Guevara fired a 127 to easily beat Castro, whose tee shots veered even farther left than his politics as he shot 150. No wonder he banished golf in Cuba. But there is a happy ending: According to CNN, Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother and the current boss of Cuba, has approved construction of 15 or 16 new golf courses in the next five years to stimulate a wimpy economy that’s been a triple bogey for 50 years. It took a while, but the result is in: Capitalism 1, Marxism 0!

Tweets from Melbourne

Had I been tweeting from the sidelines at The Presidents Cup: Great golf course; Tiger looks better; a silly-season event = no pizzazz; TV overexposure killing golf; up against the NFL and college football, fans are being conditioned to ignore golf.

Placing a club shaft across your shoulders helps accentuate the quality of your coil. When your front shoulder is under your chin and your back shoulder is behind your head, you’ve achieved full shoulder coil.



Q: I’m not sure exactly how to stand when I hit the ball. I’m just starting and I haven’t taken any lessons, except I watch golf on TV. Could you give me a couple of tips? — W.C. A: It’s hard copying from TV because the camera distorts the position of the body, plus the angles you see depend on the camera’s position. The best guide is to use a mirror and make sure each position matches the following: The key is to begin all normal full shots from a square setup position with regard to both your clubface and your body. And since it’s your clubface that makes contact with the ball, where it’s pointing at impact determines the direction the golf ball will initially travel. It’s helpful to use the lines on the toe and heel formed by the grooves on your clubface for aiming. It may sound simplistic, but you must take great care to aim your clubface at the target at address because that’s where you want it looking at impact. The alignment of your hips is important because they dictate the amount of rotation away from and back to the ball. Since your shoulders determine the direction your arms swing, they must be aligned correctly to ensure that your clubface looks at the target at impact. Your shoulders should be parallel to the target line because your arms swing in the direction that your shoulders point. When you’re aimed to the right, your swing path is too much in-to-out, and the reverse is true when you’re aimed to the left. Remember, since the clubface is responsible for 85 percent of the direction of the ball flight, make sure you get it correct before you do anything else, then build your stance around your clubface.

Year-end stats tell the story

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No wonder players want to get on the PGA Tour. According to the stats as of Nov. 14, all you have to do is beat one guy, No. 126, and you win more than half a million dollars. Money Leaders (as of Nov. 14): No. 1 No. 50 No. 125

Luke Donald Ben Crane J.D. Trahan

$6,683,214 $1,679,595 $668,166

Here are a few other top finishers in the tour stats. The most interesting? Check out who shot the lowest tournament round in 2011. Longest hitter:

J.B. Holmes

318.4 yards

Fairways hit: Greens in Regulation:

Joe Durant Boo Weekley

75.65 percent 71.68 percent

Lowest Round: Most birdies per round: Sand saves:

Patrick Cantlay (a) Steve Stricker Brian Gay

60 4.28 63.40 percent


Greg Chalmers

65.17 percent

Putts per round: Bounce back:

Kevin Na Aron Price

27.75 27.71 percent


“This is no offense to her, but we don’t need Lexi to be the one any time soon. … Do we just discount Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Morgan Pressel, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Angela Stanford and Brittany Lincicome?” — Michael Whan, the commissioner of the LPGA, about Lexi Thompson being the American star the tour needs. Insider take: Mr. Whan’s nose is growing. The LPGA doesn’t have a dominant American star, and it definitely needs one.


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Rehab involves muscles and nerves Sensors located all over your body send information to your brain about the exact position and condition of the body part they monitor. This information is gathered by the brain, a process called proprioception, and it is this process that allows you to swing a golf club with accuracy and power. But certain things impair your golf proprioception system (GPS), including injury, aging, alcohol, drugs and other toxic substances. The sensors are human cells, which can be crushed, cut or in other ways rendered inoperable or significantly diminished. How long does it take to recover propriocep-

tion after an ACL tear? At least a year and a half, and that includes Tiger Woods, even with special exercises designed to recover total golf proprioception — something many never accomplish. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say that the proprioceptive system simply can’t “find” the repaired joint. The good news is that knee, shoulder and ankle problems can be mitigated if the right intervention techniques are utilized. But there is one thing for certain: You cannot play your best golf if you don’t know what your body is doing. Next week we’ll take a look at some exercises you can use to train your GPS.


“It’s easy to grin, “When your ship comes in, “And you’ve got the stock market beat. “But the man worthwhile, “Is the man who can smile, “When his shorts are too tight in the seat!” “Caddyshack’s” Judge Smails offered this classic toast.

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November 24, 2011 Edition – Sports Section – B


Well-Rested Ironmen To Return Home To Play Michigan

Date Game Time Fri, Nov 25 Michigan Warriors * 7:05 PM Sat, Nov 26 Michigan Warriors * 7:05 PM Fri, Dec 09 at Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:00 PM Sat, Dec 10 at Kalamazoo Jr K-Wings * 2:00 PM Fri, Dec 16 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM Sat, Dec 17 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM Fri, Dec 30 Traverse City North Stars * 7:05 PM Sat, Dec 31 Traverse City North Stars * 7:05 PM Sun, Jan 01 Traverse City North Stars * 2:00 PM Fri, Jan 13 at Janesville Jets 7:05 PM Sat, Jan 14 at Janesville Jets 7:05 PM Jeff McFarland is second on the team with 18 points and a +3 rating. (Photo by Jamestown Ironmen Fri, Jan 20 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM Hockey/Phil Genco) Sat, Jan 21 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM last place but have the most The Ironmen will once again Thus, as Daikawa said, the home games left of any of the welcome a new face to the team will have a golden opThu, Feb 02 Kalamazoo Warriors * 7:05 PM teams in the division. lineup. Daikawa dealt veteran portunity to make a move Fri, Feb 03 Kalamazoo Warriors * 7:05 PM defenseman Cody Walsh to in the standings being well “In the end, we’ll be fine,” Dai- Sat, Feb 04 Kalamazoo Warriors * 7:05 PM New Mexico last weekend and kawa said. “We’re not in panic rested and having all these has now picked up Luc Gerdes, mode. We have a ton of home Fri, Feb 10 home games. at Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:00 PM a forward from Topeka. games left.” That will start Friday night Sat, Feb 11 at Michigan Warriors * 7:00 PM with the Warriors, a team that Gerdes has been injured a Daikawa also pointed to his Sun, Feb 12 at Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings * 2:00 PM Jamestown has already played little bit and only played in deep roster as a potential Janesville Jets 7:05 PM seven games for the RoadRun- strength. Some of the top teams Fri, Feb 17 seven times. Although their ners, who are one of the top record is just 3-4 against the Sat, Feb 18 Janesville Jets 7:05 PM around the league only play a teams in the league. But, the Warriors, only two of those few lines and, as it has in years Fri, Mar 02 Michigan Warriors * 7:05 PM games have come at home and rookie is someone Daikawa past — like this Ironmen team Michigan Warriors * 7:05 PM noted he’s had his eye on. Jamestown won both them. who were the Motor City Metal Sat, Mar 03 Traverse City North Stars * 7:05 PM Jackets last years — fallen apart Fri, Mar 09 Meanwhile the Warriors come Regardless, these next few at the end of the year. weeks will play a large role in in slumping quite a bit to say 2011-12 Key Dates determining whether or not the least. They’ve lost nine of “I think we have enough this team can make the playtheir last 10 and haven’t won Dec. 4-6 — NAHL Top Prospects (All-Star Break) I depth to make a run at this offs. The extremely tight North thing,” Daikawa said. “We’re a road game since Oct. 15 Feb. 19-21 — NAHL Top Prospects (All-Star Break) II Division will have four of its against Traverse City. Pretty tying to get better everyday May 1-5 — Robertson Cup five teams make the playoffs. astonishing considering the and get more confident each The Ironmen are currently in team started 10-3-1. * - denotes divisional game † - NAHL Showcase games played in Blaine, Minn. day. Hopefully it all clicks.”

By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

The unforgiving schedule for the Jamestown Ironmen has finally offered a little break this past weekend as the Ironmen finally received a Friday and Saturday off for the first time since the season started in early September. Head coach Dan Daikawa put the break to good use and sent his players back home to spend some time with their families. “It should give the boys a chance to clear their minds,” Daikawa said. And it comes at a pretty good time. The Ironmen who have seen just about every part of the state of Michigan are in the midst of starting an eightweek stretch where they only leave the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena one weekend. After hosting the Michigan Warriors, the Ironmen will get the following weekend off again. Then, they’ll visit Port Huron and Kalamazoo before returning home for their final weekend series before another break for Christmas. They return from Christmas with another series of home games at the JSBIA before getting off the following weekend.

2011-12 Jamestown Ironmen Stats (Through Nov. 24)

No. PLAYERS 24 Coles, Anthony 20 McFarland, Jeff 19 Bingaman, Nick 7 Elrod, Wes 6 Scheppelman, Aaron 18 Smith, Jon 22 Moore, Matt 25 Beaulieu, Corey 28 Pollock, Jake (Totals - 2 GP Kenai River) 12 Stempin, Anthony 27 Watt, Bryan (Totals – 6 GP St. Louis) 4 Szajner, Brett

No. 29

PLAYERS Ballmer, Joe


GP 19

GP 25 22 25 25 24 19 25 19 10 12 25 15 21 24

G 12 9 8 7 3 2 3 6 3 4 3 3 4 2

A 11 9 5 4 6 7 5 1 2 3 4 1 2 4

MIN 1077:38

PTS 23 18 13 11 9 9 8 7 5 7 7 4 6 6

W 7

+/0 +3 0 -4 -10 -8 -11 +2 -5 -3 -7 -2 -1 -6

L 10

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No. PLAYERS 3 Esshaki, Mark (Totals – 5 GP St. Louis) 9 Szajner, Zack 8 Fragoso, Eric 10 Mazzotta, Michael (Totals – 4 GP Amarillo) 17 Arm, Aaron 11 Black, Christian Gerdes, Luc (Totals – 7 GP Topeka) 29 Ballmer, Joe 2 Frangione, Steve 15 Urso, Ryan

Goaltender Stats

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SV% .911

No. 30

PLAYERS Gladnick, Joe


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SHA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Bismarck Austin Alexandria Aberdeen Minot

20 18 17 20 21

16 10 10 9 3

4 7 6 9 18

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St. Louis Janesville Coulee Region Springfield Chicago

21 19 20 21 19

15 14 8 8 4

5 4 10 12 14

(Through Nov. 15)


0 1 1 2 0

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Texas Topeka Corpus Christi Odessa Wichita Falls New Mexico


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15 13 13 9 7 6 4

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2 4 2 0 2 1 0

32 30 28 18 16 13 8





Port Huron Kalamazoo Michigan Jamestown Traverse City

23 22 23 25 15

14 14 11 9 8

7 8 10 15 4

2 0 2 1 3

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Kenai River Fairbanks Alaska Fresno Wenatchee Dawson Creek

20 21 21 19 16 19

14 10 12 8 9 5

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Bears QB Cutler To Have Surgery On Broken Thumb

By Andrew Seligman Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a broken thumb on his right throwing hand and will undergo surgery, putting his status for the rest of the year in question. The Bears said Cutler will have an operation and the team hopes to get him back before the end of the season, which ends Jan. 1 at Minnesota. In an interview with WBBMAM in Chicago, coach Lovie Smith said Cutler was injured trying to help tackle Antoine Cason on an interception return in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 31-20 victory over

the San Diego Chargers. Smith would not give a timetable for Cutler’s return. He also said he was unaware of the injury until after the game. Cutler stayed in and finished with 286 yards passing. He threw for two touchdowns and ran for another while leading the Bears (7-3) to their fifth straight win, but his injury is a big blow for a team that made a big leap into contention in the NFC. “It’s devastating,” linebacker Brian Urlacher said. “It’s horrible, and I felt worse for him than I did for us. It stinks for us because he’s having such a great year. He’s our leader. He’s the guy we turn to for pretty much everything.”

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler warms up before the Bears game against the San Diego Chargers. Cutler will have surgery on his right thumb and could miss the rest of the 2011 season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

With an 11-point lead and the ball on the San Diego 30, Cutler was trying to hit Johnny Knox, but the receiver slipped. Cason

picked the ball off at the 20 and returned it 64 yards before being pushed out of bounds by Matt Forte at the Bears 16.

Cutler helped prevent a touchdown on the return, but paid a heavy price. He raced over and he got knocked to the ground by linebacker Donald Butler as he pushed Cason with his right hand, which smacked the turf as he fell. Major Wright intercepted Philip Rivers in the end zone three plays later, and the Bears ran 71/2 minutes off the clock on the next possession, with Cutler completing two passes on the drive, to Matt Spaeth and Forte. “That’s a huge play in the game,” Urlacher said. “Probably a 10-point swing right there, with him making that play. I wish he wouldn’t have made it, I’ll tell you that

much. I’d take it back right now, let the guy score, because we still got the lead. It was 31-27 if he scores. It was a great play by him to keep him out of the end zone and the effort he made on the play, but like I said, we’d trade it for a touchdown right now.” With Cutler out, the Bears will turn to backup Caleb Hanie against Oakland this weekend. Hanie has thrown just 14 regular-season passes in four years. He made some plays in the NFC championship game against Green Bay last season after Cutler was injured and Todd Collins struggled, helping keep the Bears in it, but Chicago ultimately lost to the Packers.

Dodgers, Kemp Agree To 7th-Richest Deal In MLB History By Beth Harris Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers staked their futures together Friday, finalizing a $160 million, eight-year contract that matches the seventh-highest deal in baseball history. The star center fielder and general manager Ned Colletti each signed the agreement during a news conference at Dodger Stadium, with lame duck owner Frank McCourt looking on. “This is very special for me,'' Kemp said. “It's a joy to be known as a Dodger.'' It's the richest agreement in club history, topping pitcher Kevin Brown's $105 million, seven-year deal before the 1999 season. Brown proved to be a bust, while Kemp is coming off a career season. The 27-year-old, a favorite to

win the NL MVP award next week, led the league in homers (39) and RBIs (126), while finishing third in batting average at .324 and stealing 40 bases. “Another eight years in LA. That sounds good. I love this city and the fans,'' said Kemp, dressed in a bowtie and threepiece suit, his voice sounding froggy from a cold. “I definitely want to spend the rest of my career here. I know how unbelievable LA is when you're winning baseball games.'' Kemp's agreement trails only the last two contracts of Alex Rodriguez ($275 million and $252 million), and deals for Derek Jeter ($189 million), Joe Mauer ($184 million), Mark Teixeira ($180 million) and CC Sabathia ($161 million) and matches the agreement Manny Ramirez signed with Boston before the 2001 season. Kemp will receive a $2 million signing bonus payable on April 15, and a $10 million salary next year, of which $2 million is deferred until April

Matt Kemp celebrates his new contract at a press conference held last week. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

15, 2013. He will get $20 million in 2013, followed by $21 million in both 2014 and 2015, and $21.5 million in each of the final four years. “A lot of people tried to put pressure on me this past year and I just rode with it,'' Kemp said. “Now it's something that I love, the pressure.'' Kemp could have become a free agent after the 2012 season, and Colletti said the team wanted to lock up a known commodity with proven numbers.

After Upset Weekend, SEC Rules BCS; Alabama-LSU II Looming By Ralph Russo Associated Press

LSU-Alabama Round 2 is just a few victories away. A weekend filled with upsets left the Southeastern Conference rivals in the top two spots in the BCS standings released Sunday. And Arkansas is third, further increasing the possibility of an all-SEC BCS championship game Jan. 9 in New Orleans that would be a rematch of a regular-season game. It’s the first time in the 14-year history of the BCS that the same conference had to top three teams in the standings. If the Tigers can beat Arkansas on Saturday, then Georgia in the SEC title game Dec. 3, and the Crimson Tide beats Auburn on Saturday, it’s almost a lock that LSU-Alabama will play again, this time at the Superdome. LSU beat Alabama 9-6 in overtime Nov. 6 in Tuscaloosa. Oklahoma State, which suffered the most surprising loss of the weekend, fell to fourth place. The Cowboys were unbeaten and second in the BCS standings, but were upset 37-31 in double overtime at Iowa State on Friday night. “You just never know what to expect any more with what happens every Saturday,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. Still, Oklahoma State is not out of it. The Cowboys just need some help from Auburn and LSU or from voters in the Harris and coaches’ polls who don’t have an appetite for a

rematch in the BCS championship game. “Oklahoma State is still the most viable team if we get to two weeks from now and there is still a pull to not have a rematch of some sort,” said Jerry Palm, who analyzes the BCS standings for BCS pairings are announced Dec. 4. Also undercutting the Cowboys chances is the loss by Oklahoma to Baylor on Saturday. Oklahoma State plays Oklahoma on Dec. 3. “Now if Oklahoma State wins that game, (the Cowboys) just don’t get the push they might have gotten otherwise,” Palm said. Oklahoma slipped fifth to ninth in the standings. Oregon, which lost 38-35 to Southern California, fell from fourth to 10th in the standings. That left the SEC in control. If LSU gets past Arkansas, it would seem a case could be made that the Tigers could lose to Georgia in the SEC title game and still play for the national championship. LSU would be a one-loss team like all the rest and have maybe the best resume of the bunch with victories against Oregon and West Virginia out of conference. Palm isn’t sold on that scenario. “That could be the scenario that gets Oklahoma State in,” Palm said. “Hard to imagine (the voters would) put two teams that didn’t win their league in the top two.” Virginia Tech is fifth in the BCS standings with a game

against Virginia on Saturday that will determine which team plays Clemson for the Atlantic Coast Conference title. Stanford is sixth with a game against Notre Dame left. The Cardinal could reach the Pac-12 title game if Oregon were to lose to Oregon State on Saturday. The Hokies and Cardinal have national title hopes, but would need lots of help in the form of losses by the teams ahead of them to get there. Boise State is seventh, but the Broncos will be shut out of the BCS this season because they can’t win their conference after losing to Mountain West Conference rival TCU. Undefeated Houston is eighth and can lock up the BCS buster bid by winning conference USA. The Cougars play Tulsa this week and would host the C-USA title game, most likely against Southern Mississippi, if they beat the Golden Hurricane.

“He does everything, including playing every day,'' the GM said. “In this day and age, finding somebody that's got power and speed is one of the toughest things to find.'' Kemp's signing came a day after Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw won the NL Cy Young Award. McCourt said one of his priorities when he bought the team in 2004 was to resuscitate the farm system so it would better feed the big league club.

“One of the things the Dodgers were missing was that homegrown talent,'' he said. “What the last couple of days have really demonstrated is that we have a development system that is doing extremely well and producing the types of individuals that can bring consistent winning back for this franchise and sustain that over the long term because that's what our fans deserve.'' The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in June, and McCourt has reached agreement with Major League Baseball to sell the franchise by April 30, which would give him the funds to pay his divorce settlement. “I just want to tell you I'm proud of you,'' McCourt said, turning toward Kemp. “You really see that opportunity which a lot of young people don't do and you seize that opportunity. “Now it's time to be that leader that you're capable of being. I'll be watching your progress

very, very closely and I wish you a tremendous next eight years. Teams need players that are with one organization for their entire career.'' McCourt soon slipped away from the gathering that included Kemp's parents, Carl and Judy, and other relatives. “At the beginning I didn't think I was going to be a pro baseball player,'' said Kemp, from Midwest City, Okla. “My dream was to be a pro basketball player in the NBA, but my mom and dad made me stick with it.'' The megadeal completes a turnaround for Kemp in his performance and attitude. In April 2010, Colletti publicly criticized Kemp in what was a low point in their relationship. “I let him know, `Look, if we get your full effort, that's all we need,''' Colletti recalled. “A few weeks after that it took a huge leap forward, and it continues to leap forward. We decided we were better off being together than apart.''

Wild Cards, Realignment And More Interleague Ahead For MLB By Rick Gano Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Major League Baseball will be making major changes in the next two years _ adding two teams to the playoffs, moving the Houston Astros to the American League and extending interleague play to September. The expanded playoffs could come as early as next year. That will put 10 teams in the postseason, requiring a new wild-card playoff round that probably will be one game, winner take all. The altered playoff structure is subject to an agreement on a new labor contract with the players' association, which is expected before the current deal expires on Dec. 11. “We believe after a lot of study and a lot of thought that the addition of two wild cards will really help us in the long run,'' said MLB commissioner Bud Selig, who called it a “histori-

cal'' morning. MLB began its playoff system in 1969 and doubled the playoff teams to eight in 1994, a change delayed one year by a strike. This change will put one-third of the 30 teams in the postseason. In the NFL, 12 of 32 teams make the playoffs. In the NBA and NHL, 16 of 30 teams advance. Selig acknowledged that additional wild-card teams would have eliminated the drama on the final night of this season, when Tampa Bay overtook Boston and St. Louis moved past Atlanta. “You don't do things for one year. You do things for a long period of time,'' Selig said. As a condition for approving the sale of the Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane, the Astros agreed to shift from the National League Central to the American League West as soon as 2013, giving each league 15 teams. It's MLB's first realignment since the Milwaukee Brewers went to the NL after the 1997 season. “It won't be perfect. Nothing in any schedule is ever perfect,'' Selig said, “but this will be very good.'' With an odd number of teams in each league, there will be interleague play from April through September. Since interleague games began in

1997, they had been concentrated around May and late-June. The Astros, part of the NL since joining the majors in 1962, will be getting plenty of frequent flier miles. Instead of going to cities in the Midwest several times a year, they'll be headed out to Anaheim, Oakland and Seattle. “I was in the air freight business and we were always flying a lot. So, we'll be flying a lot,'' Crane said. But they'll have a built-in rivalry with the two-time AL champion Texas Rangers. An expanded playoffs has been debated for a year, since union head Michael Weiner said players were open to it. Players also pushed for 15-team leagues because they felt it was harder to make the postseason from the six-team NL Central and easier from the four-team AL West. As part of the Astros' agreement to switch leagues, the sale price was cut from $680 million to $615 million, a person at Thursday's meeting told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details weren't announced. MLB will make up part of the $65 million difference, paying McLane $35 million over three years, the person said.


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Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick walks off the field after a punt block that lead to a Miami Dolphins touchdown during the second half of Sunday's game. The Bills lost for the third straight week, dropping their record to 5-5. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

NFL rushing leader Fred Jackson aggravated a calf injury, but X-rays were negative. “I’ll be all right. It’s just a bruise right now,” Jackson said. “I’ll get some treatment on it this week and see what happens.” The fiercest hits by Dolphins defenders sent

Bills helmets flying. Miami, which came into the game tied for last in the league with four interceptions, twice picked off passes that deflected off receivers. Both turnovers led to touchdowns. “I wouldn’t want to play against our defense,” Miami receiver Brandon Marshall said. “It

Bills Battered, Bruised After Miami Rout Contributed Article Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After a humiliating loss on the road, the Buffalo Bills’ downward spiral has no end in sight. The Bills sustained yet another crushing defeat Sunday when they were blown out by AFC East rival Miami, absorbing a 35-8 loss that had Ryan Fitzpatrick scratching his head a day after the embarrassing defeat. “It’s so much about us and figuring out what we’re doing,” he said. “It’s such a focus right of now just putting the brakes d of on this skid, trying to get back est on the right track and regain some of that confidence that , we had at the beginning of the season. We’re looking for i- a win.” ying Wins, though, have been t,'' hard to come by lately. After a glowing 4-1 start sparked by a Fitzpatrick-led offense that AL averaged nearly 33 pointsper-game, the Bills were a hot topic around the league. But nce after boosting their record to r 5-2 by blanking the Washington Redskins in Week 8, Buffalo has regressed in each hey of the past three weeks. he The Bills first were throttled in am a 27-11 home loss to the New m York Jets, then dismantled in consecutive games on the road - by the Dallas Cowboys and Dolphins, losing by a com0 bined 79-15. That point total is the most allowed in a twoweek span by Buffalo since it ess. -


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Bills Continue Free Fall, Drubbed By Dolphins 35-8

our MIAMI (AP) — The stands were mostly ys deserted in the final minutes, the outcome p a foregone conclusion, as has often been the case at Miami Dolphins home games the past as couple of years. Lately, however, the fans are heading home happy. he lti- Matt Moore threw three touchdown passes, a . ball-hawking defense set up two TDs and the Dolphins’ improbable midseason turnaround gained momentum Sunday when they routed the reeling Buffalo Bills 35-8. After losing their first seven games, the Dolphins (3-7) have three consecutive victories for h the first time since 2008. Success is suddenly ht routine. that “We’re not sitting here saying, `Holy cow, we or played pretty good,”’ linebacker Jason Taylor said. “It’s a great win. They all are. I’ve never y seen a bad one. But we’re not really bouncing off the walls about it.” Carl An improving defense has led the surge by es. keeping the opposition out of the end zone for three consecutive games, which Miami has ro won by a combined score of 86-20. p, “You can see how good we can be,” said safety My Yeremiah Bell, who made an interception. ket- “This is where we expected to be at the beginmyning of the season. It just took us awhile.” ck Heading the other direction are the Bills (5-5), who have been outscored 106-26 while losing three in a row. s In “We can’t throw in the towel yet,” running back y C.J. Spiller said. “We’ve just got to keep fighting.” as a Along with bruised pride, injuries mounted hip. for the already hobbled Bills. Cornerback we Terrence McGee (left knee) was carted off l the field in the second period and is probably . out for the season, coach Chan Gailey said. ook Receiver Donald Jones (left ankle) was also carted away in the second quarter and might We be out three to six weeks, Gailey said. be-

the ing


gave up 92 in games to New England (56-10) and Jacksonville (36-14) in 2007. “If you’re not upset at what’s happened to us, going from 5-2 to 5-5, you better get out of the business, and I told the players that,” coach Chan Gailey said. “Just pack it up, take your money and go home, because if you’re satisfied with being a loser, you ought not to play the game.” As the losses mount, so do the injuries. Buffalo’s already thin depth chart took another hit against the Dolphins. Starting cornerback Terrence McGee underwent surgery on his left knee Monday and is done for the season, and No. 2 receiver Donald Jones also could be lost for the rest of the year after aggravating an already injured ankle. Running back Fred Jackson and top receiver Stevie Johnson are also banged up. Jackson, who entered this past weekend as the league’s leading rusher, hurt his right calf and will likely miss some practice time this week leading up to Sunday’s rematch with the Jets. Johnson is dealing with a nagging shoulder injury, and was limited to just two catches for the second straight week, tying a season low set against the Cowboys. Then there’s Fitzpatrick, who has thrown seven interceptions and just two touchdowns in the last three games. His erratic play was epitomized against Miami when he over-

shot Johnson on a seemingly simple slant route on a third down from the Dolphins 12 on Buffalo’s first drive. Buffalo settled for a field goal to cap the efficient 70-yard drive that wound up being its best of the game. “I don’t see him pressing,” Gailey said of his quarterback. “I see him wanting to make plays, and he’s doing the (same) things (as) early in the year when he was making those plays.” Fitzpatrick admitted Monday the losing streak has sapped some of the confidence his team built over the first few weeks of the season. He’s not going to allow his teammates to start playing the blame game. “The guys that come from those big time colleges that win and win and win, and all they did in high school was win, it’s hard when you have a losing streak going,” he said. “That’s when the finger-pointing starts. We’re not going to let it happen in this locker room.” Despite the staggering negatives surrounding the Bills, they still feel they can make a run at a postseason berth. “There’s not a great feeling in the locker room right now just in terms of the way things have gone lately for us. But it is a nice reminder to know that if we win this next game then all of a sudden spirits pick up and all of sudden we’re back in this thing,” Fitzpatrick said. “That’s something we have to keep in mind.

seems like every time the ball was in the air, there was a big hit.” The fifth and final TD came on a blocked punt by Chris Clemons, which Lex Hilliard recovered on the goal line for a 35-6 lead. The score on a blocked punt was Miami’s first since 1990. Miami mounted a goal-line stand midway through the second half, stopping the Bills four times after they had a first down at the 2. The Dolphins scored touchdowns on their first three possessions and led 21-3 after 18 minutes. Moore threw little after that and finished 14 for 20 for 160 yards, with a passer rating of 133.3. “Guys around me are making big plays and making it easy for the quarterback,” Moore said. “It’s such a good feeling.” Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has yet to win a game since signing a $59 million, six-year contract last month, was sacked twice and had a rating of 45.8. He has 12 turnovers in the past six games. Jackson was held to 17 yards on seven carries. The Bills fumbled four times, and while they recovered them all, they went 0 for 14 on third- and fourth-down conversions, a rate of futility that left Gailey shaking his head. “I don’t know if I’ve ever been through that before, ever,” Gailey said. “When you’re that bad, you’re having a pitiful day.” By the third quarter, the Bills’ ineptitude had become farcical. On one play, the wet ball slipped out of Fitzpatrick’s hand as he prepared to pass, so he caught it and tried again, throwing a short completion. Even hiking the ball was problematic for the Bills, with Fitzpatrick forced to reach for several errant snaps. The past three weeks, the Bills have totaled two touchdowns, and one came during garbage time. “We’ve got to get our guys back, keep everybody together, keep fighting, keep working,” Gailey said. “It will not be easy, because it’s bad right now.”

2011 NFL Standings (Through Nov. 23)

AFC EAST New England NY Jets Buffalo Miami AFC NORTH Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland AFC SOUTH Houston Tennessee Jacksonville Indianapolis AFC WEST Oakland Denver San Diego Kansas City

W 7 5 5 3 W 7 7 6 4 W 7 5 3 0 W 6 5 4 4

NFC EAST Dallas NY Giants Philadelphia Washington NFC NORTH Green Bay Detroit Chicago Minnesota NFC SOUTH New Orleans Atlanta Tampa Bay Carolina NFC WEST San Francisco Seattle Arizona St. Louis

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American Football Conference L 3 5 5 7 L 3 3 4 6 L 3 5 7 10 L 4 5 6 6

HOME 4-1-0 4-1-0 4-1-0 2-3-0 HOME 5-0-0 4-1-0 2-2-0 3-3-0 HOME 4-1-0 3-2-0 2-2-0 0-5-0 HOME 2-3-0 2-3-0 3-2-0 2-3-0

ROAD 3-2-0 1-4-0 1-4-0 1-4-0 ROAD 2-3-0 3-2-0 4-2-0 1-3-0 ROAD 3-2-0 2-3-0 1-5-0 0-5-0 ROAD 4-1-0 3-2-0 1-4-0 2-3-0

DIV 3-1-0 2-2-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 DIV 3-0-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 0-1-0 DIV 3-0-0 1-2-0 2-1-0 0-3-0 DIV 2-2-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 2-2-0

CONF 6-2-0 4-5-0 3-3-0 2-6-0 CONF 5-2-0 5-3-0 5-3-0 3-4-0 CONF 6-2-0 4-4-0 3-5-0 0-7-0 CONF 5-4-0 5-3-0 3-4-0 3-5-0

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PA 203 217 253 186 PA 176 179 195 193 PA 166 195 180 300 PA 254 247 259 252

L 4 4 6 7 L 0 3 3 8 L 3 4 6 8 L 1 6 7 8

HOME 4-1-0 3-2-0 1-4-0 2-3-0 HOME 5-0-0 3-2-0 5-1-0 1-4-0 HOME 4-0-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 2-4-0 HOME 5-1-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 1-4-0

ROAD 2-3-0 3-2-0 3-2-0 1-4-0 ROAD 5-0-0 4-1-0 2-2-0 1-4-0 ROAD 3-3-0 3-2-0 1-3-0 0-4-0 ROAD 4-0-0 2-4-0 1-5-0 1-4-0

DIV 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-1-0 1-3-0 DIV 3-0-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 0-4-0 DIV 3-1-0 1-2-0 2-1-0 0-2-0 DIV 2-0-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 0-2-0

CONF 5-2-0 3-4-0 4-5-0 3-5-0 CONF 8-0-0 5-3-0 6-3-0 2-5-0 CONF 4-3-0 4-4-0 3-5-0 1-7-0 CONF 7-1-0 3-3-0 3-5-0 1-7-0

PF 250 228 237 160 PF 355 301 268 200 PF 313 235 182 225 PF 256 168 190 120

PA 206 228 213 205 PA 212 219 207 271 PA 228 213 268 286 PA 145 209 236 247

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Fresh Off West Virginia Win, Bonnies Stay Undefeated By Crushing Morgan State

Fredonia Men’s Basketball Remains Undefeated

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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Sophomores CeCe Dixon and Doris Ortega set scoring career highs Sunday afternoon as the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (4-0) remained perfect with a 79-55 win over Morgan State (1-2) in a foulfilled home-opening contest. Dixon led all scorers with 15 points off the bench — 10 of which came in the second half. Ortega finished with 13 points as she also set a career high with seven made free throws. Sophomore Chelsea Bowker tallied 10 points to conclude the day as the only other double-figure Bona scorer as the Bonnies put forth a complete team effort in winning their seventh-straight home opener. All 11 players on the Bonaventure roster logged game action, and all 11 scored, marking the first time that many Bonnies have scored in a game since last December in a 74-41 win over Canisius. With St. Bonaventure leading by just four, 36-32, early in the second half, the Bonnies rattled off an extended 17-5 run to open up a 53-37 advantage after an Armelia Horton lay-in with 11:50 left. From

Contributed Article Fredonia Sports Information

OSWEGO, N.Y. — The Fredonia State men's basketball team used a quartet of players Jessica Jenkins scored her 1,000th point as a member of the Bonnies during their win over West Vir- scoring in double figures to ginia last week. Now the Bonnies are 4-0 for the fifth time in the last seven years. (Submitted photo) improve to 3-0 with a 75-70 rebounds into 23 secondconnected on 4-of-8 3-point there, the Brown and White victory over Ithaca College chance points compared with on Saturday. The Devil bench attempts. Eight of MSU's 14 extended their cushion more, just three for the Lady Bears. outscored the Ithaca reserves total field goals came from leading by as much as 26 in 3-point range as it concluded Leading scorers Jessica Jenthe second half en route to a 44-13. The Devils were the game shooting just 28.6 season-best 79 points. kins (17 ppg) and Megan Van competing in the Max Ziel percent (14-49) from the Tatenhove (15 ppg) netted just Tip-Off Tournament hosted The two teams combined to fi eld. It is the second conby SUNY Oswego. five and four points, respeccommit 42 fouls — 24 on secutive game that the Bona tively, but it didn't matter as Morgan State and 18 on SBU. Julius Bryant led the charge defense has held its opponent the Bona bench accounted For the second game in a with 18. Amir Billups (17), below 30-percent shooting for 40 points, just one day row, Bonaventure shot the Damien Goodwin II (16) and as West Virginia shot 28.1 removed from scoring only ball well from the free throw Leonard Smith (11) all came percent Friday. four at WVU. line, going 29-of-36 for an off the bench to spur the DevThis is the sixth time in 80.6-percent clip. ils. Smith and Bryant also toBonaventure will get some program history that St. much-needed rest as it has a taled a team-high 7 rebounds. This was St. Bonaventure's Bonaventure has started a week off before returning to fourth game in nine days All three of the Devils' victoseason 4-0, and five of those action at home next Sunday in four different cities, and ries this season have been on occasions have come in the against Delaware and one of the road versus NCAA TourCrowley went to his bench last seven years. the best players in the naearly as 10 different Bonnies nament teams from last year. tion in Elena Delle Donne. The Bonnies dominated the played within the game's first Tipoff against the Blue Hens The game featured 11 ties and glass, finishing with a +30 eight minutes. 15 lead changes. Ithaca led is slated for 1 p.m. from the advantage on the boards, Dekeisha Mathis led Morgan 54-24, and turned 21 offensive Reilly Center. State with 12 points as she

Men’s, Women’s Swimmers Drop Non-Conference Meets To Michigan State Contributed Article

St. Bonaventure Sports Information

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Junior Elias Homerin and freshman Ripley Danner picked up three first-place finishes and two second-place finishes as the St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team fell to Michigan St. 178-120 Friday evening. Once again Homerin grabbed dominated the long distance events by picking up firstplace finishes in both the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.59) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:43.40). In the 200-yard butterfly, he finished in secondplace with a time of 1:56.88. Danner made a splash for the Bonnies by earning a firstplace finish in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall at 52.86. He also earned a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (51.79), just out-touching teammate Yi Liu (52.26) who finished in third-place. Liu also earned a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, touching in at 44.57. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Robert Rutkowski Jr. picked

up points for the Bonnies by finishing in first-place with a time of 2:11.29, finishing just ahead of teammate Michael Dansa (2:13.21) who finished in second-place. James Martin picked thirdplace finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (21.76) and the 200yard IM (1:58.89). In the 100-yard freestyle, Mike Burud finished in thirdplace with a time of 48.14. In relay action, the 200-yard medley relay 'A' team finished in third-place (1:35.24) and the 400-yard freestyle 'A' team also finished in third-place with a time of 3:12.48. In diving, Mike Murphy continued to dominate the boards by picking up two more first-place finishes. In the 1-meter event he earned a combined score of 323.48. Teammate Domic Butts-Ealy finished in secondplace with a score of 286.05. In the 3-meter event, Murphy scored a 321.86 and Ealy scored a 291.38, which earned him a third-place finish. The Bonnies women's team also fell to Michigan State 174-114. Freshman Lauren Caldwell touched in with a time of

2:06.55 in the 200-yard butterfuly and 2:09.85 in the 200-yard IM, both good for first-place finishes for the Bonnies. She also placed second with a time of 58.48 in the 100-yard butterfly. Ivanna Smirnova had two first-place finishes. She touched in with a time of 1:56.17 in the 200-yard freestyle and swam a 53.56 in the 100-yard freestyle. Sophomore Paige Gutowski placed first in the 200-yard breaststroke and second in the 100-yard breaststroke with times of 2:23.84 and 1:06.77, respectively. Lanae Petty placed third in two events for the Bonnies, coming in at 1:58.90 in the 200-yard freestyle and 59.60 in the 100-yard butterfly. Rachel Bull and Meaghan McCann finished second and third in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 1:00.44 and 1:00.90, respectively. Bull also touched in at 5:06.85 in the 500-yard freestyle, good for a second place finish. Jeanette Dietrich came in for a second-place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.05. She also placed third in the

50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.07. Freshman Aly Paz finished in third-place in the 1,000-yard freestyle for the Bonnies coming in with a time of 10:49.93. In relay action, the Brown and White finished in first-place and second-place in the 400yard freestyle relay. A team of Smirnova, Bull, Petty and Dietrich took first place with a time of 3:33.39, and Erica Pascarella, Summer Sawaya, Paz and Whitney Dougherty took the second-place finish with a time of 3:54.04. In the 200-yard relay, McCann, Gutowski, Petty and Dietrich finished with a time of 1:49.74, good for a thirdplace finish. In diving action, senior Alycia Gossett finished in fifth-place in the 3-meter and sixth-place in the 1-meter with scores of 195.97 and 199.80. Chrysta Currier finished in sixth-place in the 3-meter and fifth-place in the 1-meter with scores of 192.44 and 208.27. The Bonnies will take a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but they return to the pool Dec. 2-4 at the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

Women’s Basketball Beats PSU-Altoona, Loses To Susquehanna In Final

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St. Bonaventure Sports Information

SELINSGROVE, PA. — The Fredonia State women's basketball team led by as many as 17 points in the second half, but could not hold on in a 7772 loss to Susquehanna in the Pepsi/Weis Market Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday. The Devils biggest lead came at 15:36 of the second half following a layup by Liz Wierbinski. The Devils

would hold the lead until the 3:56 mark when the Samantha Pelletier converted a layup by the host team to make it 66-all. The Devils had a chance late. Jaimie Warren made a layup with 30 second remaining as the Devils pulled within two, 74-72. Susquehanna's Eleni Dimou converted on three of four free throws in the final 25 seconds, and the Devils came up dry on both of their offensive possessions to give the final result. The Devils got all their offense from five players. Jenna Austin had 21, Becky Hebert had 17 and Warren and Wierbinski had 11 apiece. Anna Riley was the only other Devil to figure in the

scoring with two points. She also grabbed six boards. Austin's big night included 4 three-pointers and 7-of-8 shooting from the free-throw line. Calbi was 6-of-6 from the line, and dished out seven assists. Warren added 11 rebounds to give her a double-double, and Wierbinski had 8 boards. Pelleteir and Samantha McCaffrey had 14 points each to lead Susquehanna. In the first game of the tournament, they exploded offensively in an 86-59 victory over Penn State Altoona. Sophomore Becky Hebert scored 24 points and had seven assists to top the Devils. Fellow sophomore

Warren had 21 points and 18 rebounds. Warren was 8 of 11 from the field, and 5 of 5 from the line. Also in double digits were seniors Calbi with 17 and Wierbinski with 10. Calbi added six assists and seven rebounds. Fredonia State led 36-25 at the half, and outscored Altoona 50-34 in the second half. The Devils connected on 54 percent (18 for 33) in the second half. They converted 18 of 21 free throws for the game, and outrebounded Altoona 49-40. The Devils fall to 1-2 on the season. They traveled to D'Youville Tuesday for a women's/men's doubleheader.

for the final time, 62-60, with 3:40 left to play. From there, Billups, Smith and Bryant combined to score the Devils final 15 points. Billups nailed a pair of threes and converted a layup, with 8 of his 17 points in the closing minutes. Once again, the smothering Blue Devil defense was key in the victory. They limited Ithaca to 36 percent shooting for the game despite being out-rebounded 47-36. The Devils led 40-35 at the break. Both teams scored 35 points in the second half. For the Bombers (0-3), Andrei Ozremel had 22 points and Marcus Jordan had 16. Frank Mitchell grabbed 12 rebounds. Following the game, Bryant was named to the All-Tournament Team. Next up for the Devils is a women's/men's doubleheader at D'Youville on Tuesday.

Fredonia And Cortland Skate To A 5-5 Tie

Contributed Article Fredonia Sports Information

FREDONIA, N.Y. — Fredonia State and Cortland played a see-saw affair resulting in a 5-5 tie Saturday in SUNYAC men's hockey. The teams traded the lead three times with the Blue Devils (4-3-2/2-3-2) leading 1-0 and 5-3 before the Red Dragons (3-3-1/2-3-1) rallied in the third period. Jared Wynia had three goals for the Blue Devils, all in the second period. A.J. Moyer had two goals for Cortland. Fredonia State goalkeeper Mark Friesen made 32 saves, while Brittan Kuhlman made 38 stops for Cortland. The Blue Devils scored the only goal of the first period when Billy Sanborn connected from the right face-off circle at 7:25. The teams erupted for seven goals in the second period. The Red Dragons took a 3-1 lead on goals by Marcus Ohberg, Matty Davie, and Moyer. A series of Cortland penalties shifted the momentum

dramatically. Skating with a 5-on-3 advantage, Wynia scored his first of three goals in the period at 13:56. The Red Dragons had just returned to even-strength when Wynia scored again, this time at 15:13. His goal coincided with a five-minute boarding penalty against the Red Dragons. The protracted power-play opportunity resulted in two Fredonia State goals. Stephen Castriota put the Blue Devils up 4-3 before Wynia scored for the third time at 17:33. Momentum swung back toward Cortland early in the third period as Moyer scored a short-handed goal at 1:49, followed by a goal by Joey Christiano to knot the score at 5-5 with 14:20 remaining. The Blue Devils killed off two penalties for having too many men on the ice later in the third period. They also killed off a cross-checking penalty during the five-minute overtime. The Blue Devils are idle until they travel to Buffalo State on Dec. 2.

Francia Runs Career Best At Nationals Contributed Article Fredonia Sports Information

WINNECONNE, Wis. — Fredonia State junior Peter Francia ran his career-best 8,000-meter time Saturday at the NCAA Division III men's cross country champi-

onship race. Francia covered the distance in 25:41, a 17-second improvement over his previousbest time. He finished 167th in a field of 294 men at the Lake Breeze Golf Course. It was the final race of the 2011 cross-country season.

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Ontario Native Bissonnette Helps Coyotes Beat Sabres 4-2 Contributed Article Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Bissonnette is better known for his Twitter account than his scoring ability. He sure picked a perfect time for this goal. Bissonnette, playing in front of his mother for the first time as an NHL player, scored a tiebreaking goal in the Phoenix Coyotes' 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. A native of nearby Welland, Ontario — about 25 miles away from Buffalo — Bissonnette scooped up a rebound

to give Phoenix a 3-2 lead with 10:19 left in the second period. The goal came just 66 seconds after teammate Radim Vrbata tied it on a wrist shot from the left circle. “Especially to share it with family and a lot of friends, it's a pretty special thing,'' said Bissonnette, who hadn't played since Oct. 29. “(Kyle Chipchura) put a shot on the pad and it kicked out right to me. I just tried to get it on net and luckily it went through the wickets.'' Bissonnette said his mother, Yolande, has been ill the

last two years, and she has progressed enough that the 40-minute drive “felt right.'' She sat along the glass with his grandparents. “My grandpa can't hear very much, so to get him out of the house to do anything is special,'' he said. “It's a good day.'' About 50 more family and friends bought their own tickets and gave Bissonnette a rousing cheer when he paid a postgame visit to the stands. As for his Twitter account, which has over 172,000 followers, Bissonnette cracked: “It's probably blowing up big time.''

More importantly for Phoenix, it was the third victory in the first four games of the Coyotes' five-game trip, and improved the team's road record to 6-2-1. Vrbata added an empty net goal with 1:11 to play, and Shane Doan also scored for Phoenix. Mike Smith made 43 saves for the Coyotes, but only faced 15 shots after Bissonnette's goal. Luke Adam and Patrick Kaleta scored for Buffalo, which has lost two of its last three games while goaltender Ryan Miller is sidelined with a concussion.

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Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — One flick of the wrist. One guttural scream. One very simple message to the rest of an equal parts welcoming and wary NHL. Sidney Crosby is back. The superstar center capped his return from concussion-like symptoms with two goals and two assists in his season debut as the Pittsburgh Penguins roared by the New York Islanders 5-0 on Monday night. Unleashing more than 10 months of frustration in 16 energetic minutes, Crosby put to rest all the questions that had popped up during his lengthy comeback. Can he still skate? Can he take a hit? Can he play at his nearly peerless level? Can he mix it up? The answer — for the first night anyway — is an emphatic yes. "I don't really have good words for it," coach Dan Bylsma said. "That was special in a lot of ways." For no one more than Crosby, who celebrated his first goal in 328 days in decidedly un-Crosbylike fashion. After a breathless sprint down the ice in which he weaved through the New York defense and beat rookie Anders Nilsson with a backhand, Crosby raised his arms in triumph and let out a roar punctuated by a hard-to-miss profanity. He laughed while watching himself on replay and later apologized for his poor choice of words while admitting, "I couldn't hold that in." Crosby added assists on goals by Evgeni Malkin and Brooks Orpik and capped his comeback with a second tally, a backhand that fluttered by Nilsson early in the third period to provide the final margin. Steve Sullivan also scored for the Penguins while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots to collect his 21st career shutout, one behind franchise leader Tom Barrasso. Nilsson, making just his second start of the season, made 31 saves for New York but was no match as the Penguins roared to life with their captain back. An electric Consol Energy Center crowd greeted Crosby with a deafening roar when he skated onto the ice during warm-ups while "Back in the Saddle Again" blared over the speakers. Crosby's return gave a late-November game between a perennial contender and an overmatched also-ran a playoff-like feel, and not ce just because more than 250 press credentials were handed out, four times the usual number. ush inThroughout his achingly slow rehab the ke 24-year-old stressed he wouldn't return until he felt 100 percent and stressed it would be nearly impossible to top Lemieux's successful return from retirement in 2000, when he notched an assist on his first shift then later added a goal and another helper.

unable to regain momentum. “That's when the game turned,'' Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. “They pushed hard early, but when we got those two quick ones that was the push back we needed. We carried play from the second half of the second period.'' “We missed too many opportunities,'' Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. “Point blank. We missed empty nets. We hit a few posts. It isn't good enough. If you want to win a game and come out with that much energy, you have to put those chances away.''

Buffalo Sabres Recall TJ Brennan From Rochester

Sidney Crosby Scores Twice, Adds Two Assists In Long-Awaited Return Contributed Article

Jhonas Enroth, fresh from a 34-save shutout on Friday at Carolina, made 25 stops in his fourth straight start since Miller's injury. Doan opened the scoring seven minutes in, connecting on a slap shot from above the right circle. Adam tied it five minutes later, winning a faceoff and then tipping in a point shot by Jordan Leopold. Kaleta provided Buffalo with its only lead in the opening minute of the second period, batting in a rebound. After Vrbata and Bissonnette posted their goals, Buffalo was

Buffalo Sabres PR

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced that defenseman TJ Brennan has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Brennan (6’1”, 214 lbs.) joins

the Sabres on his second career recall after a brief stint with the team last week. Brennan was recalled prior to Buffalo’s game at Carolina, but did not dress for the game and has yet to make his NHL debut. In his third professional season, Brennan has played 17 games with Rochester, compiling seven points (3+4)

and eight penalty minutes. In 2010-11, he ranked second among Portland Pirates (AHL) defensemen with 39 points (15+24) in 72 games. In 154 career AHL games, Brennan has totaled 69 points (24+45) and 121 penalty minutes. He was selected by the Sabres in the second round (31st overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Patrick Kaleta, Ryane Clowe Fined Sidney Crosby celebrates his first-period goal against the New York Islanders Monday night. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Amazingly, Crosby one-upped his boss. Displaying the speed that's made him a national icon in his native Canada and the face of the sport before his 25th birthday, Crosby transformed the Penguins from Cup contender to Cup favorite in less than 6 minutes, or the length of time it took for him to find the back of the net for the first time since last December. Finishing off a backcheck, Crosby streaked up the ice, took a pass from Pascal Dupuis as he crossed the center line and went to work. He worked the puck to his backhand, slipped past New York's Andrew MacDonald and flipped the puck over Nilsson's glove. "I saw for a few seconds they were a little flatfooted," Crosby said. "I was able to get some good speed built up when I got it. I knew I had a chance to go wide." He was just getting started, later helping the Penguins go up 2-0 by feeding Orpik on the point and watching his defenseman rifle a slap shot by Nilsson. Bylsma said before the game he'd try to monitor Crosby's minutes, but knew it would be difficult to keep him off the ice. It was. Crosby played nearly 16 minutes and for the first time in nearly a year, absorbed a hit at game speed. New York's Travis Hamonic cleanly checked Crosby to the ground during a first-period Pittsburgh power play. "Did I know who it was? Yeah," Hamonic said. "I thought it was just an opportunity to be hard on someone and, you know, that's all it was and just got caught out there battling." It was the first real test of Crosby's comeback, and he popped up immediately to get back in the play as the Penguins — and the rest of the hockey world — exhaled. Even if Crosby wasn't exactly thrilled at getting popped. "I was mad at myself for putting myself in that position," Crosby said. "(But) I'm glad I kind of got that over with too early on. There's going to be more hits and probably harder ones."

Contributed Article Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Forwards Patrick Kaleta of the Buffalo Sabres and Ryane Clowe of the San Jose Sharks have been fined $2,500 apiece

by the NHL. Kaleta was punished for high sticking Phoenix defenseman Derek Morris during the second period of the Coyotes' 4-2 victory on Saturday night. Clowe received his fine for

slashing Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas during San Jose's 4-1 win in Dallas on Saturday night. Clowe was not penalized on the third-period play. The fines were announced on Monday.

2011-12 NHL Standings Eastern Conference

(Through Oct. 10)

Western Conference

ATLANTIC Pittsburgh NY Rangers Philadelphia New Jersey NY Islanders

GP 18 16 17 16 15

W 11 10 10 8 4

L 4 3 4 7 8

OTL 3 3 3 1 3

PTS 25 23 23 17 11

STREAK Won 1 Won 7 Won 2 Lost 1 Lost 2

CENTRAL Chicago Nashville Detroit St Louis Columbus

GP 18 17 16 17 17

W 11 9 9 9 3

L 4 5 6 7 13

OTL 3 3 1 1 1

PTS 25 21 19 19 7

STREAK Won 3 Won 1 Lost 1 Won 2 Lost 1

NORTHEAST Buffalo Toronto Ottawa Boston Montréal

GP 17 18 19 16 17

W 11 10 9 9 7

L 6 6 9 7 7

OTL 0 2 1 0 3

PTS 22 22 19 18 17

STREAK Won 1 OT 1 Won 2 Won 6 OT 1

NORTHWEST GP Minnesota 18 Edmonton 17 Vancouver 18 Colorado 18 Calgary 17

W 10 9 9 8 7

L 5 6 8 9 9

OTL 3 2 1 1 1

PTS 23 20 19 17 15

STREAK Won 2 Lost 3 Won 1 Lost 2 Lost 1

SOUTHEAST Washington Florida Tampa Bay Carolina Winnipeg

GP 16 17 17 18 18

W 10 9 8 6 6

L 5 5 7 9 9

OTL 1 3 2 3 3

PTS 21 21 18 15 15

STREAK Lost 1 Won 1 Lost 2 Lost 1 Won 1

PACIFIC Dallas Phoenix San Jose Los Angeles Anaheim

W 11 9 9 8 6

L 6 4 5 6 8

OTL 0 3 1 3 3

PTS 22 21 19 19 15

STREAK Lost 3 Won 2 Lost 1 Won 1 Lost 1

GP 17 16 15 17 17

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Warm Weather Makes For Slow Start To Season By Steve Peacock Star Outdoors Writer

The nice weather we had for the first weekend had the hunters out in droves. It also had the deer holed up most of the day. At least where I was the hunting action was very

slow for the first weekend. I encountered more hunters out enjoying the day than I did deer. I did hear plenty of shooting from nearby hunters and my Dad got his deer opening morning. Those facts and all of the deer stories I’ve listened to since then have me believing that the total deer take is prob-

ably just about normal. I have always thought that more deer are harvested when it is wintery than when the weather is warm. First the deer become easier to spot when there is snow on the ground. Also, when it is cold outside, the deer and the hunters must move around more just to stay warm. This

greatly increases the chances of hunters seeing deer. They are not forecasting any real wintery weather for the next week anyways. For those who have not gotten their deer yet, it is still early with many more days to hunt. Remember a whole day or a whole season of bad luck can be turned around with a few

seconds of good luck. We may even see that change over to winter before the season ends. As long as this fall weather lasts the streams will remain very fishable. There are steelhead in just about all of the lake tributaries, however most of the fishermen that I have talked to seem to think there are fewer fish around than in

other years. The theory that seems to be the most common is that the stocking numbers have been cut to save the state some money. If you do decide to hit the streams during deer season, wear some orange clothing. Whether your hunting or fishing be safe and good luck.

DEC Announces Opening Of Southern Zone Deer And Bear Hunting Seasons Contributed Article DEC

The 2011 regular deer and bear hunting seasons opened at sunrise Nov. 19 in New York's Southern Zone, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced. The two big game seasons close at sunset on Sunday, Dec. 11. “Hunters provide a valuable public service by keeping deer and bear populations in check. Regulated hunting is the most effective and efficient tool to maintain wildlife populations at levels that are compatible with our communities and natural resources,” Commissioner Martens said. “We expect deer harvests to be up slightly from last year, and with expanded bear hunting opportunities in the Southern Zone, big game hunters should have an exciting season.” The Southern Zone regular deer season is New York’s most popular hunting season, with participation

from about 85 percent of New York’s 560,000 licensed deer hunters. Harvest during this season accounts for nearly 60 percent of the total statewide deer harvest. The remainder occurs in the Northern Zone, on Long Island, and during special seasons when only archery or muzzleloading firearms may be used. Following the regular deer and bear seasons in the Southern Zone, late bowhunting and muzzleloading seasons will open at sunrise on Monday, Dec. 12 and close at sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Hunters taking part in these special seasons must possess either bowhunting or muzzleloading privileges. In the Northern Zone, the regular deer and bear hunting season opened Oct. 22 and will close at sunset on Dec. 4. This zone generally includes the Adirondacks, Tug Hill Plateau, Eastern Lake Ontario Plain, and the Champlain and St. Lawrence valleys. A late muzzleloading season for deer will be open in portions of the Northern Zone from Dec. 5 to Dec. 11.

Hunters should be aware of several important programs and recent changes as they prepare for the 2011 regular Southern Zone hunting season. New Bear Hunting Areas: Bear hunting has been expanded in eastern New York to now include the counties east of the Hudson River from Westchester County north to Washington County, and is open during the same time periods as deer hunting. Crossbows: Crossbows may be used during the regular deer and bear hunting seasons and during the late muzzleloading seasons. See DEC’s website for more information. Black Bear Tooth Collection: Successful bear hunters are asked to submit a tooth of their bear so DEC can age the bear and monitor bear population dynamics. See the bear tooth collection website for instructions. Mandatory Antler Restrictions: A new law covers the portion of wildlife management unit (WMU) 3A that

lies south and west of State Route 28 (which includes parts of Ulster, Sullivan and Delaware counties) and requires that bucks taken in this part of the unit have at least one antler with three or more points that are at least one inch long. The law applies to all public and private lands and all hunting seasons in the affected portion of the unit. Mandatory antler restrictions are also in effect in WMUs 3C, 3H, 3J, and 3K (which include portions of Ulster and Sullivan counties). Only hunters under the age of 17 are exempt and may take any antlered deer with at least one antler measuring three or more inches in length. See DEC’s website for more information. Harvest Reporting: Hunters are required to report their harvest of deer and bear within seven days. Failure to report harvested deer or bear is a violation of NYS Environmental Conservation Law. Hunters may report via an online reporting system or by calling the toll-free automated reporting system at 1-866-GAME-RPT (1-866-

426-3778). Junior Hunters: Junior Hunters (14 and 15 years old) can hunt deer and bear with a firearm when appropriately accompanied by an experienced adult. See the junior hunter mentoring webpage for program requirements and to download the mentored youth hunter permission form: outdoor/46245.html Venison Donation: Hunters are encouraged to participate in the Venison Donation program. By filling your permits and donating your deer, you help accomplish the needed deer management and you can feed less fortunate families. Trespass: Property owners who have problems with trespassers should contact DEC’s tip line 24 hours a day/seven days a week at 1-800-847-7332. Although safety-conscious hunters have significantly reduced the number of firearms-related injuries, studies show that individuals wearing hunter orange clothing are seven times less likely

to be injured than hunters who do not wear the bright fluorescent color. Hunters are encouraged to review hunting safety tips (www. html) and pay careful attention to basic firearm safety rules that can prevent hunting related shooting incidents: — Point your gun in a safe direction. — Treat every gun as if it were loaded. — Be sure of your target and beyond. — Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. — Remember to wear hunter orange. Hunters interested in getting the most up-to-date information about deer and bear management in New York are invited to join our e-mail list, New York Big Game, listed on the DEC Web site. You may also catch the latest updates on New York's fish and wildlife by subscribing to Field Notes, another free online e-mail list provided by the DEC.

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By RICK MINTER / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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3. Kevin Harvick -58 (finished eighth) He won four races in the 26-race regular season and started the Chase with a second-place effort at Chicagoland. After that he had just one top-five finish, a fourth at Martinsville.With Stewart and Edwards in a class by themselves, Harvick was best of the rest.


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2. Carl Edwards 2,403 (finished second) He finished the season tied with Stewart in points but lost the title on the tie-breaker as Stewart had five wins to his one. But he was a class act during the Chase and in defeat. “We can compete with a two-time champion or three-time champion now winning half of the Chase races; we can still score as many points as them,” he said. “The last three or four weeks have been a huge test for me and for my team mentally. For us to keep our confidence up, to keep our cool, and to go out and perform and do our jobs, I’m really proud and believe next year we’ll do even better.”

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November 24, 2011 Edition – Sports Section – B

Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. (NASCAR photo)

Stewart wins Cup championship after dramatic Chase surge


ASCAR’s eight-year-old Chase for the Sprint Cup formula finally lived up to its greatest expectations as Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards tied in points, with Stewart winning the title by virtue of his five race wins to Edwards’ one. And there was a good measure of off-track drama this year, including plenty of pre-race banter between the two title contenders, and the news that Darian Grubb, the crew chief who made the bold call that put Stewart in position to win at Homestead, wouldn’t be back in his job next season. Most veteran observers in the sport attribute Stewart’s surge in the Chase – from ninth in the standings and no wins to champion with five race victories – to the veteran driver rising to the occasion on and off the track, leading his team and driving as hard as he’s ever driven in his career. Stewart was never better than at Homestead, where he came back from repairs to the front of his car and a slow pit stop to get the lead from Edwards and drive away to victory. It was Grubb’s call to stay on the track when the rest of the leaders pitted that put Stewart in position to finish the race without an additional pit stop. It also put him in front of Edwards when rains interrupted the race just after Stewart’s pit stop, and Stewart never let Edwards by as both drivers charged hard toward the checkered flag. “If this doesn’t go down as one of the greatest championship battles in history, I don’t know what will,” said Stewart, who agreed that Sunday’s run may have been the best performance of his career. “I’ve got to believe

that this is definitely one of the greatest races of my life.” Grubb seconded what many in the garage are saying when he stated that Stewart simply outdrove the competition. “What he’s done driving a race car has been just extremely impressive to me,” he said. “I think he went out and earned this championship.” Grubb said Stewart started driving harder at Atlanta in September. “He was talking [after Atlanta] about how good we made the car there, and he drove from 20th to third,” Grubb said. “We didn’t tell him until after the race [that] we didn’t make a single change to the car the last three stops, just four tires and go. He went out there and did that, drove from 20 to third, and I think that’s one of those true moments that we realized that we can do it.” Grubb also said he was surprised to be told earlier in the year that he wouldn’t be back as Stewart’s crew chief, but that didn’t stop him from putting forth a championship effort. “I’m not sure what’s going to happen,” he said. “But I was told early in the Chase, before Charlotte, that next year I was not going to be here. “We just kept fighting and doing everything we had to do every week. It did not change anything, what the outcome was going to be. We fought as if we were going to fight to win this championship, and we did it, and now we’ll just see in this coming week how things change.” Stewart was somewhat vague when asked if there was a chance Grubb might return to his current job. “There are a lot of things in


Keselowski receives ‘secret fine’ Not all the media focus at Homestead-Miami Speedway was on the three championships up for grabs. Much of it was on a “secret” $25,000 fine imposed by NASCAR on driver Brad Keselowski for his remarks about the sanctioning body’s change from carburetors to electronic fuel injection, which is set to begin with the 2012 Daytona 500. “I think it’s a disaster,” Keselowski told reporters after a fan appearance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “It’s got less throttle response. It’s harder to get to start. It takes a computer to start the thing.” He said NASCAR isn’t using the most modern Brad Keselowski technology and is making (NASCAR photo) the change for political reasons. “Cars on the street are fuel-injected with real electronics and not [partly using] throttle body. So we’ve managed to go from 50-year-old technology [with carburetors] to 35-year-old technology,” he said. “It gives [NASCAR] something to promote, absolutely. And we’re always looking for something to promote. But the honest answer is it does nothing for the sport other than to cost the team owners money.” Former driver and SPEED TV analyst Kyle Petty said the “secret fines” against drivers, including Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin in the past, aren’t in the best interest of the sport.

the off-season and decisions that have to be made,” he said. “Obviously we wanted to get through this championship battle first, and we’ll sit down as a group, obviously, this week and figure out the direction of our program.” Stewart was more definitive in his praise for Edwards, who said he promised himself ahead of time that if he lost he’d be the best loser NASCAR ever had.

“He’s a great competitor, great guy and we’ve been giving him a rough time this week, but it was all in an effort to do what we did and that’s to win this championship,” Stewart said. “But it shows how classy a guy he is. He was the first one to me over there and he just said, ‘Promise me one thing, you’ll enjoy this, and I hope you and I are in this position again next year.’ So much class. A great guy.”

Truck champ looks to Nationwide Series for title shot in No. 3 Chevy With his Camping World Truck Series championship secured by just a six-point margin over Johnny Sauter, Austin Dillon now turns his attention to the Nationwide Series and trying to earn another title driving his No. 3 Chevrolet. The number, and even the style of it, are the same that his grandfather Richard Childress ran back in the 1970s and early ’80s, and it’s also the same that Dale Earnhardt used when he drove for Childress. From the earliest days of Dillon’s career, he’s run the same number as Earnhardt and drawn questions about whether he’d eventually take it to the Sprint Cup Series. Back in 2007, as he made his Super Late Model debut at 311 Speedway in Madison, N.C., Dillon addressed the issue. “If anybody should have that number, it should be maybe Junior, but I could run that number in NASCAR,” Dillon said. Now, five years later, that scenario is Austin Dillon becoming increasingly likely, and among (NASCAR photo) those who would like to see that happen is Dale Earnhardt Jr., who has run the No. 3 in the Nationwide Series. “I don’t look at the numbers tied to drivers as much as just the history of the number,” Earnhardt said at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “The number is more of a bank that you just deposit history into. It doesn’t really belong to any individual. Austin’s run that number and you can’t really deny him the opportunity to continue to run it. It just wouldn’t be fair. “Dad did great things. He was a great ambassador for the sport and we’re still as a whole reaping the benefits of all he accomplished and what he did that put us in front of a lot of people. “But even before that, the number was Richard’s. Richard drove it. And someone else drove it before then.”

“I definitely, strongly disagree with the practice of imposing secret fines on drivers or anyone in the sport,” Petty said, adding that the practice leads to a situation where fans and the media can’t be sure they’re hearing what a driver really believes. “As a fan watching the sport, how do you know what these guys are being told, what they’re being fined for, what is being said behind closed doors?” he said. “You don’t know. When drivers begin to talk and say things, you wonder if those thoughts are their true feelings or if it’s just political speak and something they’ve been told to say.” NASCAR chairman Brian France, in a session with reporters at Homestead, defended the practice of imposing secret fines, even though word of them tends to leak fairly quickly. “In the last couple of years we’ve taken a position that drivers are going to be able to speak their mind and criticize the sport way more than any other sport would allow,” he said. “However, there have to be some limits. We thought those limits were being exceeded in the last couple of years because you can’t denigrate the sport. You just can’t do that. We’re not going to accept that.”

5. Brad Keselowski -84 (finished 20th) He emerged this season as one of the big stars of the Sprint Cup Series, and despite a disappointing run at Homestead, he’s proud to finish among the top five in the final standings. “I don’t think anyone really expected that out of us, but I never stopped believing that we could be a contender and have a lot of fun and do well as a team,” he said. “I think we’ve got a lot to build off of.” 6. Jimmie Johnson -99 (finished 32nd) Not only did he not win a sixth consecutive Cup championship, he had the fewest wins of his full-time Cup career (two) and got no poles for the first time. He also was a nonfactor at Homestead, spinning once and experiencing engine problems. 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -113 (finished 11th) He had an OK finish at Homestead, which helped him record his best points finish since a fifth in 2006 and build some momentum for 2012 despite not winning a race this year. “We’ve been learning some things that I think are important for next year,” he said. “Everything is pretty positive right now.” 8. Jeff Gordon -116 (finished fifth) He wasn’t the player many expected him to be in the Chase, but he had a memorable season nonetheless. “We had three wins, got [win] number 85, and came up short in the Chase, but we look forward to next year and battling it out for the Sprint Cup,” he said. 9. Denny Hamlin -119 (finished ninth) The driver many picked to win the title suffered through a disappointing regular season and Chase. He did see some light at the end of the tunnel after a top-10 finish at Homestead. “We just are a little off in a lot of areas and just have to get a little bit better,” he said. “It’s a step in the right direction on our mile-and-a-half program, though.” 10. Ryan Newman -119 (finished 12th) He’ll get to join his teammate Tony Stewart at the champion’s banquet because he’s among the top 10 in the final standings. His Chase effort was hampered by mistakes on pit road in several races. “Overall we had a good season, but the downside was that we didn’t perform as well as we anticipated in the Chase,” he said. 11. Kurt Busch -141 (finished 34th) After starting a strong fourth, his transmission broke in the early laps, and he fell hopelessly behind while his crew replaced the broken parts. The setback knocked him out of the top 10.“I’ve never been so disappointed in my life,” Busch said. “I think I missed a race once my rookie year and this almost tops that.” 12. Kyle Busch -157 (finished 23rd) Missing the race at Texas because of his wrecking Ron Hornaday Jr. in a Camping World Truck Series race derailed any hope he had of a strong points finish in Cup. His Homestead run was lackluster despite leading 16 laps.

everything Jack has done for me is that he cares about me as a person and really wanted me to succeed,” he said. Roush, who made the decision to send Stenhouse to the body shop, said he didn’t give up on the young driver because he saw plenty of potential in him. “Ricky was extraordinarily talented,” Roush said. “Every challenge we gave him with a new race track or problem with a car as we changed the car, Ricky was bright and quick and talented in meeting those challenges. “He never called his dad for support and said we were being too hard on him, he just went along with the program.”



Number of times a Cup champion has won the final race of the season


Sprint Cup 14 Career wins for crew chief

Darian Grubb (11 with Tony Stewart, two with Jimmie Johnson and one with Casey Mears)

Nationwide champ ‘learned a lot’ Even when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was wrecking so many cars during the 2010 Nationwide Series season that he was assigned to work in the body shop repairing them, his car owner Jack Roush didn’t give up on him. And it paid off for the both of them. Last Saturday, they stood together as series champions. Stenhouse, who won two races and scored 16 topfive and 26 top-10 finishes along with three poles in 34 starts this year, said his struggles of 2010 taught him a lot. “The one biggest thing I think I learned from

Green-flag passes by Tony Stewart in the Ford 400 at Homestead

From left to right, 2011 Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart, Nationwide Series Champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Camping World Truck Series Champion Austin Dillon at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (NASCAR photo)

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All-time Sprint Cup victories for StewartHaas Racing

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Lord of the Rings extended editions trilogy on DVD. Plus digital copies. Mint condition. $40. 716-485-8722 EXERCISE


Like New! $55 (716) 4889094 716-488-9094 Toshiba $28 (716) 488-9094 716-4889094





Free 30 Day Supply! Progene for Men! All Natural, Herbal Supplement Higher Energy! More Strength Call For Free Month’s Supply! Pay only S&P 800-763-0969


1970’s Childrens Wooden Piano, Chime Sound, 36.5L X 29T X 16W, Great Gift, Unique $240 716-232-4013

SPORTING_GOODS Machine. NordicTrack, Like New! used once cost $1300 Now $349 (716)488-9094 716-488-9094 ELLIPTICAL



Best Total Body Workout! $75 (716)488-9094 716-488-9094


Stainless Steel Sword 25” W/ STAINLESS STEEL SHEATH GREAT COLLECTOR SWORD $25 716-997-0821

BRAND New Daiwa Samurai Fishing Rod & Reel Combo Nice Medium Action Rod & Reel List:$39.99 - $20.00 716997-0821


DUCK & GOOSE DECOYS 1 DOZ 10 Duck & 2 Goose De-

Samurai Sword 371/2” Carbon Steel Blade Black/Red - NICE COLLECTOR SWORD $30 716-997-0821

coys No Chips/BB Holes! They Cost Much More Than What I’m Asking! $100 ALL 716-997-0821





REPAIR FISHING RODS-Appx 40-50 Pfleuger, Ryobi, Penn, Daiwa, Shakespeare & More $300 B.O. 716-997-0821

Tony Little Gazelle Freestyle Elite. You pick up. $170.00 716-664-2275 716664-2275 BRAND NEW


HUNTING 16 ft remenington stick ladder used once still in box $40.00 call 716 450 3561 after 3 pm

Camo Hip Waders Size 9 Retail:$69.99 Great For Fall Salmon & Trout Fishing $30.00 716-997-0821

Very nice, J2 cushion, Charger, many extras. cost $12,000 Now $775 (716) 4889094



Motorola for GTE Sprint Service. $19 716488-9094 716-488-9094

16 ft remenington stick ladder used once still in box $40.00 call 716 450-3561 after 3pm 716-450-3561


Toshiba $24.



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and CIALIS 20mg!! 40 Pills + 4 FREE for only $99.00. #1 Male Enhancement, Discreet Shipping. Only $2.70/pill. The Blue Pill Now! 1-888-777-9242


Tuf-Stag Ultra Honed Bowie knife in Leather Sheath $50. 716-232-4013 MISC

Shotgun 12 Gage 3 1/2” Mag Pump like new $250. 716-763-3477 SHOTGUN


New CROSMAN PHANTHOM 1000X .177 Air Rifle-DEC Approved For Small Game FREE SCOPE Retail:$135.99- $75 716-997-0821 NEW CROSMAN RIFLE W/ SCOPE NEW CROSMAN Air

Rifle.177 Caliber Pellet Approved By DEC For Small Game FREE SCOPE List:$130 -$75.00 716-997-0821

NEW ELECTRONIC PREDATOR CALL Rabbit, Coyote, Fawn Deer, Distressed Mouse Retail:39.99 - $15.00 716-997-0821 HUNTING/SURVIVAL


New Stainless Steel Hunting & Survival Knife 10 1/2” Blade Nylon Sheath-Must Be 18 Years Old $15.00 716-9970821 NEW HIP WADERS SIZE 9 New Flo-Lite Hip Waders Size 9 Cleated Soles Retail:$54.99 Great For Salmon & Trout Fishing $30.00 716-997-0821 NEW REMINGTON 12GA BARREL NEW REMINGTON 870

Rifled Barrel W/Scope Mount 12Ga Exp/Special Purpose/ Wingmaster Retail:$349 -$200 716-997-0821


BRAND NEW Carnivore Black Paint Ball Mask W/Removable Fog Proff 270Degree Lens Retail:$39.99- $15.00 716-997-0821 NEW DAIWA CYNGUS COMBO

New Daiwa Cyngus 2500 Fishing Rod & Reel ComboNice medium Action Rod & Matching Reel $20.00 716997-0821



NEW LARGE PLANO LURE BOX Compartments,Sturdy Locks,Lots of Storage For Tackle & Reels $30.00 716997-0821 NORDICTRACK EXERCISE Ma-

chine Low impact $88 (716) 488-9094 716-488-9094

Women’s size 9, white, Brand New $29 716-488-9094




Like New! $39 716-488-9094

ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER Like New! $295 716-488-9094 716488-9094


BRAND NEW Oregon Model 540531 REMINGTON ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW Replacement Bar 18” $20.00 716997-0821 NEW 18”



New Oregon 504322 Intenz Bar & Chain 18” Fits,Craftsman,Poulan Pro,Homelite & More List: $59.99-$30 716-997-0821 NEW REMINGTON CHAIN SAW

NEW REMINGTON Electric Chain Saw 16”Bar 11.5Amp Trimming/Cutting Pruning/ Firewood List:$74.99-$60.00 716-997-0821 NEW HUSKY AIR-COMPRESSOR NEW HUSKY Air Tools

Complete Air Compressor Kit-Horizontal Tank W/Additional Power Air Tools $300.00 716-997-0821

WINTER_ITEMS 2 WINTERFORCE TIRES 22560-16 on universal rimes.80% tread left-7/32”. Like new. $ 716-965-2125

Firewood for sale by the cord, face-cord, or grapple load. Any size, we can deliver. 716736-3963



New Charleston Forge Camden Vent Free Gas Log Insert Set 18”W Heats 16K-30K BTU Retail:$200 - $100 716-9970821 NEW HOLMES QUARTZ HEATER BRAND NEW Holmes

Quartz Tower Infrared Heater Delivers Sun Like Radiant Heat Retail:$54.99 -$30.00 716-997-0821


MINIATURE YORKI/MIX Mimiature Yorki/mix puppies $300.00 Ready now but will hold till xmas if need be 716792-4496 YORKI MIX PUPPIES Yorki Mix Puppies $300.00 4 Female 4 male ready now 716-7924496 AKC SIBERIAN HUSKIES 3 females 2 males akc registered show potential have all there first shots. 716-269-4048 AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD PUPPY 3 MONTHS OLD.




male,1 1/2 years old.AKC registered.chipped.asking 550.00 or b/ name is Paul. 716410-2761 Miniature Yorki Mix Puppies. Ready after 10/12/11. $300.00 4 males 5 females 716-7924496


3 TOY YORKIE PUPPIES Shots, wormed, $700. Ready now 716-792-9019 CATTLE DOG PUPPIES 10 Wks.

Old: 3 Red Males and 1 Blue Female. Vet Checked, First Shots and Dewormed. $275 716-792-2411

OTHER_ANIMALS Free to a good home - 2 Mini Rex Rabbits, 1 year old, one is brown (female), one is black/white (male). Each comes with own cage and an extra cage. 716-785-3472



conure hand tame $150.00 with cage 763-0883 HORSE


small,private barn.full care,includes evrything.daily turnout.$225/mo. fred/brocton area. 1 female redtail albino boa constrictor a little over 3 ft long. 1 ball python male; 3 1/2 ft long. 716-397-6879


Sailfin Mollies for sale. Many color varieties. Mostly adults and maybe some fry. Also have mini sailfins available. Good for small tanks. Starting at $2 each. Small aquarium kits with fish for $25. Will deliver locally. 29 gal tank with heater etc. 10 gal tank w/ heater. Best offer. 716-3388980


PET_SUPPLIES 19x14x28 tall, strong wired for LoveBirds, Cockatiels, Lots of Doors Blue Floor $15. 716-232-4013 BIRD


29 gallon aquarium for sale. 716-720-5525


Free to good home. Declawed with all shots current. Wonderful housecat. 716-672-5190 FREE WHITE KITTEN Beauriful

white kitten - free to good home. 716-720-5525


UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS Remodeled, large, D/W, appliances. Celoron From $610 inc. H/ HW. Call DJ 716.450.2254




Fully furnished 2 br vacation rental. Less than 1 mile to fishing and snowmobiling

FARMS_AND_LAND REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Beautiful 1 acre-20acres homesites starting at $2000/acre. Owner financing from $199/ month. Beautiful weather, low taxes, Washington County, Augusta Area. Call Owner Direct 706-364-4200


HOUSES FOR SALE Bemus Point, 3 BR 2 Bath. Wooded 1 acre lot. Excellent area. $184,900. 716-537-8228


Ashville 3BD/2BA Cape Cod on 1.5 Acres LOW TAXES. Panama School. Move in Ready $111,000 716-969-4349


MISCELLANEOUS 20Acres $0/Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900. Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. CITY) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee. 1-800-7558953 www.sunsetranches. com



conditioning new & repair. 716-640-0604


Downtown Fredonia. Quality Auto

BUILDERS_AND REMODELERS building pole barns, decks, sidewalks, driveways, insulation, remodeling interior/exterior. Sr discounts. 716-366-0729




1 black, 1 black and white, both male, vet checked, have had shots, about 9 weeks old 716-581-3058


Single Occupancy with kitchen, laundry, living room and shower facilities $350 per month. Utilities included. Inquire (716)-4871558





HOUSEMATES_WANTED Forestville area. $380.00/month 716-672-9015


HOUSES 2 bedroom. VERY nice w/1.5 garage, fam room, deck, patio, 1 acre. Hurry! 716-386-6020


HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Wood/ trim/ water or fire

damage/ painting we work w/ alot of insurance companies! 716-640-0604


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CARPETS drapes,windows,home/

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Topsoil/ gravel/ debries

office, wax floors. 716-366-0729


We design & build - additions & garages, landscapes,decks & new homes! 716-640-0604


add-ons, rewires - we do it all! 716-640-0604

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING New & upgrade service,

add-ons, rewires - we do it all! 716-640-0604


Foundations/ drainage systems/ roadways - Meeting all of your excavation needs! 716-640-0604




estimate! 716-640-0604

GENERAL_SERVICES houses, barns, garages. Clean outs attics, basements, garages. Sr discounts. 716-366-0729




Will type, file, and operate your computer. 716-720-5525 OFFICE WORK

TBone’s Deer Processing, 4596 Kortwright Rd., Jamestown, NY (716) 763-4342 / (716) 969-2119


HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING All types of service & re-

pairs! Interior / exterior. Call today for your free estimate! 716-640-0604

removal. 716-640-0604


GLASSS!! Free insulation accessments. All types of insulation. 716-640-0604

LANDSCAPING Beat the Cold. Call today. Cords, Face-cords etc. available for delivery or pick up. 716-736-3963


HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Full landscaping / land-

scaping & design sevices, water & rock gardens! Call today! 716-640-0604


- chimneys - retaining walls repairs! 716-640-0604

MISCELLANEOUS TBone’s Deer Processing, 4596 Kortwright Rd., Jamestown, NY (716) 763-4342 / (716) 969-2119


French, Spanish and Art Lessons available. 716-720-5525



HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Emergency service avail-

able. Meeting all of your interior & exterior plumbing needs! 716-640-0604



HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Barns/ garages/ pavil-

99 MALIBU 4cyl 4dr moter has

lions! 716-640-0604


Commercial. Shingles/ metal, rubber, coatings! High grade ice cables! 716-640-0604


drains. Your complete sevice contractor! 716-640-0604

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Septic systems - French

drains. Your complete sevice contractor! 716-640-0604




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Seasoned Firewood For Sale. Order Now! Beat the Cold! Cods, Facecords, Grapple Loads. Delivery. 716-736-3963






Quality Plumbing Service at an Affordable Price. Fully Licensed and Insured. Ask for Bob! 716-697-5211


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placement! Also doors! - GET A TAX REBATE TO INSTALL NEW WINDOWS & DOORS!!!! 716-640-0604

miss $600 ph 716-665-3022


Visit cars, suv’s, 4x4 trucks from $2,500 Mention this ad save $500 today! 2004 SUBARU SPORTY LEGACY. 125K. EXTREMELY RELIABLE! $8400/BO 716-4131011


1970 Dodge Motorhome Transmission and Torque Converter. $200 or You remove $150. 716-489-4331

free Truck $3,000 716-4846302


2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo- 4x4, 4.0 Liter Asking $10,000. One Owner, Lava Red, 72,K Miles Power Moon Roof , Power Driver Seat, Alloy Wheels, Luggage Rack, AM/FM stereo and CD player Clean CarFax-vin #1J4GW48564C208537 Current Inspection AC needs work (recharging ) 716-679-8190

TRUCKS 4x4 302 auto great cond $3000 b/o ph 716-6653022 96 F150

1998 FORDRANGER 4WDSPLASH New Tires, Lift Kit,

Bed Liner, AM/FM/CD, ABS, Sliding Rear Window, Manual, Red $5,000. 716-232-4013

2008 CAB



TRUCK 96 Dodge 1/2 ton rust


Bed-Liner Pwr. Steer Air Cruise - White Exc. Cond. -8,400 miles - $11,800

1989 FORD CUBE VAN 89 Ford

Cube Van Alluminum Body & Floor-Pull Down Door-Air, 88K Miles More Details Craigslist $4,000 716-997-0821 Chevy C15 305 Automatic 2wheel dr. with overdrive $1,200 Call 716-489-6894



BRAND NEW Hitch Haul Cargo Carrier 500LB Capacity-60”L x 28.9”W X 5.5”H Retail:$129.99 $100.00 716997-0821 (6) GENERAL LMT 450 TIRES

225/70R 19.5 - 50% tread, fits Ford 450/550. 716-962-3171

VANS 2000 CHEVY ASTRO VAN All wheel drive. Good body, needs new engine. $700 or best offer. 716-785-3472

350 Motor Auto. No Rust Crager Wheels $3,000.00 OBO 716296-5284


194 VAN



1994 Chevrolet G30 Cargo Van-1 Ton Extended 5.7 Liter V8 Motor 119K Miles,360Degree Rear Doors $1200 716-997-0821

MISCELLANEOUS TREADMILL Amputee needs a tredmill, 2.5 motor with a 20” belt, Call 716-761-6783.

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



Featured Advertiser November 24, 2011 Edition – Classifieds Section – B

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Expressions Promotional Products 4867 West Lake Road Dunkirk, NY 14048

716.679.7788 SCREEN PRINTING Tee Shirts, Jerseys & More EMBROIDERY

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November 24 - November 30, 2011


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Featured Advertiser November 24, 2011 Edition – Entertainment Section – C

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718 W. 3rd Street, Jamestown Just over the 3rd St. Bridge

716.720.5033 Monday night football specials

TUESDAY $10 Tuesdays

Wednesday Family Night

Come join the fun from kickoff ‘til close

Stop by and enjoy one of our delicious dinners for only $10 – no take outs

Come and enjoy a Home Cooked Meal Served Family Style

$1.00 Sliders $1.00 Hot Dogs 50¢ Wings $3.00 Pizza Sub $2.00 Domestic Drafts $2.50 Well Drinks

Smothered Chicken Breast Classic Chicken Alfredo 1/2 Rack BBQ Ribs Eggplant Parmesan Chicken Parmesan Open Face Steak Sandwich All dinners come with side salad

Friday seafood night

Saturday Italian Night

LIVE MUSIC 5:30–9pm  Michael Lettieri

Shrimp Cocktail $3.99 Crab Cake App. $5.99 Fish Fry $9.99 Boiled Fish $10.99 Seafood Pasta $13.99 Filet of Salmon $13.99 Shrimp Alfredo $13.99

Joseph Iuculano

Eggplant Parmesan $11.99 Chicken Parmesan $12.99 Lasagna $13.99 Spaghetti & Meatballs $10.99 Classic Alfredo $9.99 Cheese Ravioli $10.99 All dinners comes with garlic bread & side salad

Tripe | Pasta Fazul Soup | Cannoli

Thursday BBQ night 1/2 Rack Ribs $10.99 Full Rack RIbs $15.99

Pick 1

Meatloaf | Fried Chicken | Roasted Turkey | Spaghetti & meatballs Chicken Parmesan

Pick 2

Mac & Cheese | French Fries Mashed Potatoes | Broccoli Cole Slaw | Pasta | Veggies

BBQ Chicken Breast $10.99 Beef Brisket Dinner $11.99 BBQ Turkey $9.99 Combo’s – pick 2

Reg. 17.99 | Med $25.99 | Lg. $34.99 (2-3)


1/2 Rack | Chicken Breast | Beef Brisket ONLY $16.99


All meals come with bread and salad

All BBQ dinners served with french fries & a corn muffin.

Sunday Buffet Brunch 10–2 Every Sunday $14.99 Adult | $12.99 Seniors | $6.99 12 & Under Enjoy a delicious all you can eat brunch featuring a carving station, pasta’s, seafood, desserts, and over 30 breakfast & dinner items


Amazing Drink & Food Specials During the game!

Sunday Buffet Brunch, 10–2

BUY ONE GET ONE 1/2 OFF Adults with purchase of one full price Brunch.

Not valid with any other offer. Offer Valid until 12/18/11

Movies • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)

Dunkirk Movieplex 8 10520 Bennett Road Dunkirk, NY 14048 The Muppets (PG) 11:30, 2:00, 4:25, 6:50, 9:20, 11:45 Happy Feet Two 3D (PG) 11:00, 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00 Happy Feet Two (PG) 12:00, 4:35 The Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG13) 11:00, 11:50, 1:35, 2:30, 4:15, 5:10, 6:50, 7:45, 9:25, 10:15, 11:59 Arthur Christmas (PG) 11:00, 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50, 11:59 Jack and Jill (PG) 11:00, 1:00, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30, 11:45 Immortals (R) 2:15, 6:45, 9:15, 11:45 Tower Heist (PG13) 11:00, 7:15, 9:30, 11:50 Puss in Boots (PG) 1:15, 3:15, 5:15

Chautauqua Mall Cinema I & II 500 Chautauqua Mall Lakewood, NY 14750 J. Edgar (R) 4:00, 6:40, 9:15 Tower Heist(PG13) 4:00, 6:40, 9:15

Lakewood Cinema 8 171-3 Fairmount Ave W. Lakewood, NY 14750 The Muppets (PG) 1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:20

The Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG13) 12:10, 12:40, 3:50, 6:40, 7:00, 9:50, 10:10 Arthur Christmas (PG) 12:20, 9:30 Arthur Christmas 3D (PG) 2:40, 4:50, 7:15 Happy Feet Two (PG) 12:00, 9:20 Happy Feet Two 3D (PG) Immortals (R) 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05 Jack and Jill (PG) 12:05, 2:25, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30 Puss in Boots 3D (PG) 12:30, 4:55, 7:20 Puss in Boots (PG) 2:45, 9:35


November 24, 2011 Edition – Entertainment Section – C

Times Starting Thursday, November 24th Cinemark Tinseltown 17 1910 Rotunda Drive Erie, Pa 16509 Arthur Christmas (PG) RealD 3D: 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 Digital: 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:10, 10:35 Hugo (PG) RealD 3D: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:05 Digital: 11:40, 2:40, 5:40, 8:40 The Muppets (PG) 11:20, 12:50, 2:10, 3:30, 4:50, 6:20, 7:30, 9:00, 10:10 Happy Feet Two (PG) RealD 3D: 11:10, 1:35, 4:00, 7:20, 9:45 Digital: 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:55

The Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG13) Digital: 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 1:15, 1:50, 2:45, 3:20, 4:00, 4:40, 5:35, 6:15, 7:25, 8:30, 9:15, 9:50, 10:20 Immortals (R) RealD 3D: 11:35, 2:20, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25 J. Edgar (R) Digital: 12:40, 3:50, 7:05, 10:10 Jack and Jill (PG) Digital: 12:00, 2:25, 4:45, 7:25, 9:45 A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (R) RealD 3D: 10:20 Tower Heist (PG13) Digital: 12:05, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:30 Puss in Boots (PG) RealD 3D: 7:35, 9:50 Digital: 11:55, 2:15, 4:35


Regal Quaker Crossing 3450 Amelia Drive Orchard Park, 14127 Arthur Christmas (PG) 12:00, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40 Arthur Christmas 3D (PG) 11:30, 2:00, 4:25, 7:00, 9:25 Hugo (PG) 10:55, 1:45, 4:40, 7:35 Hugo 3D (PG) 12:25, 3:30, 6:35, 9:30 The Muppets (PG) 11:00, 11:50, 1:40, 2:50, 4:15, 5:25, 7:10, 8:00, 9:45 Happy Feet Two (PG) 11:20, 12:10, 2:10, 2:40, 4:45, 5:15,, 7:30, 10:20 Happy Feet Two 3D (PG) 12:40, 3:10, 6:40, 9:15 The Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG13) 10:50, 12:20, 12:50, 1:50, 3:20, 4:00, 4:35, 6:20, 6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 9:05, 9:35, 10:10, 10:40 Immortals (R) 11:40, 2:20, 5:10, 7:45, 10:15 Immortals 3D (R) 11:05, 1:35, 3:50, 4:20, 6:55, 9:00, 9:40 J. Edgar (R) 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:50, 10:35 A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (R) 11:10, 1:25, 6:30 Puss in Boots (PG) 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:25, 9:55 Puss in Boots 3D (PG) 11:15, 1:30, 4:10, 6:25, 9:10 Paranormal Activity 3 (R) 10:25 Footloose (PG13) 10:05


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| • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)

On-Going Events Westfield Farmers Market

The Westfield Winter Farmers’ Market will be open for the first season ever beginning Saturday October 15 in Eason Hall at 23 Elm Street, Westfield, NY. The Winter Market will operate one Saturday each month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The scheduled Market dates are December 10, January 14, February 11, March 10, and April 14. Visitors will find many of their favorite vendors returning for this event. There is still great fall produce, Grass fed meats and eggs to offer. The crafters and artisans are busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season; they should have a great selection for gifts.

“Communicating With Spirit” Workshop Series (Sundays: Nov. 20 and Dec. 11)

Simply Skin Spa presents “Communicating With Spirit” Workshop Series. Brenda E. Reading, Instructor (Medium, Reiki Healer, Certified Holistic Educator). $35/class or save by registering and pay $120 for all 4 classes. Call 716-672-5662 to register. Simply Skin Spa, 10 Park Place, Fredonia, NY.

Childrenʼs Story Time at Dunkirk Free Library (September 20 through December 15)

Children’s Story Time and Craft. Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers. After school story time takes place every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY. www.

Chautauqua Shores Chorus (Women Barbershoppers) (Mondays)

First Baptist Church, 358 E. Fifth St., Jamestown, NY. 7 p.m.

Friday, November 25

Jr.ʼs Last Laugh Presents: Carol Siskind and featuring PK Slark (through November 26)

Carol is known for her neurotic, edgy take on her own behavior! Carol started her stand-up career in New York, honing her skills in all of the comedy clubs in the City. She then moved on to Los Angeles where she appeared on many television shows including “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson”, Fox’s “Comic Strip Live” and “Sunday Comics” where she performed and wrote a series of personal film pieces.

Tuesday, November 29 Growing with Music Together

Free Family Sing, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Holiday Music and Stories for families with young children Patterson Library, 40 S Portage, Westfield. Contact: Kay Barlow 716-673-9020.

Thursday, December 1 Movies at the Reg Lenna Civic Center (December 1 and 3)

The Help 8:00 p.m. The #1 New York Times best seller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. Led by Emma Stone, Academy Award®-nominated Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress, Doubt, 2008), Octavia Spen-

cer and Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project — one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope. The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.

Friday, December 2 Chautauqua to Allegheny Mountain Christmas 2

Glarner Group Production Studios and After Dark Entertainment presents a show at Spire of Jamestown to promote the release of Chautauqua to Allegheny Mountain Christmas 2. It is a compilation of singers and musicians for the benefit of non-profits and is sponsored by the Community Development Association.

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: First Friday Lunch Bunch

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Michael Weishan’s “Photographic Tour of the Northwest.” Coffee and tea provided for BYO brown bag lunch that follows. Members $5; non-members $7.

A Seussified Christmas Carol (Friday 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.)

A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in Seuss spoken rhyming couplets. Fredonia High School.

Saturday, December 3

Monday, December 5

Miracle on Main Street

Growing with Music Together

Santa comes to town with workshops and fun times for kids, a FREE holiday movie at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House, caroling, the official Village holiday tree lighting in the park and more. A fun, family festival!

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Homemade Holidays

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn to make a wreath or homemade paper. Wreath-making workshops at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm; $20/member, $30/non-member. Paper making: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:45pm; $10/member, $20/ non-member. Reservations required at (716) 569-2345.

Brocton Holiday Shopping Market The Parents Group for the class of 2013 will be holding a vendor and craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be over 25 booths set up with representatives on hand to help with all you Christmas shopping needs. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Eckstrom (716) 672-3615 for additional details. See you at the Show!

Ashville Fire Auxiliary Craft Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ashville Fire Auxiliary Annual Craft Show. Ashville Fire Hall, 5338 Stow Rd., Ashville, NY. Many Craft venders, Lunches, 50/50, Basket Auction, Christmas Cookies. Come do your Christmas shopping!

Free Music Class, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. for children: babies – kindergarten and parents, caregivers. 369 W Main St, Fredonia. Prior registration requested – Contact: Kay Barlow 716-673-9020.

Thursday, December 8 Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Jamestown Audubon Photography Club Holiday Party

6:30 to 9 p.m. For details, call (716) 763-9492 or visit www.

Growing with Music Together

Free Music Class, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. for children: babies – kindergarten and parents, caregivers. 369 W Main St, Fredonia. Prior registration requested - Contact: Kay Barlow 716-673-9020.

Friday, December 9 Charles Fredrick with his group ʻA Family of Notesʼ Glarner Group Production Studios and After Dark Entertainment presents Charles Fredrick with his group ‘A Family of Notes’ and guests to be announced. At the Jamestown Ice Arena. To promote the release of Chautauqua to Allegheny Mountain Christmas 2. It is a compilation of singers and musicians for the benefit of non-profits and is sponsored by the Community Development Association

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Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Owl Prowl

7 to 9 p.m. Take a walk with a naturalist to learn a little about owls and try to call one closer. $10/members, $7/ non-members $5/children. Reservations appreciated by December 7 at (716) 569-2345, info@jamestownaudubon. org, or on-line form. Walk-ins also welcome.

Saturday, December 10 Old Main Street Christmas “Decorated Tree and Wreath Auction”

2 to 5 p.m. Old Main Street Christmas “Decorated Tree and Wreath Auction” At the Fredonia Barker Common/ Gazebo (Inclement weather location: First Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Fredonia, NY) Benefits the RO Foundation - Assisting patients and families with unexpected transportation expenses. Bidding finishes at 4 p.m. Fun for the whole family: Local high school carolers, Trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes, Cookies and hot beverages, Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause, Face painting and Quilt Raffle, Fredonia Fire Dept. Tree Hazard Demo.

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Little Explorers/Nature Detectives

10 a.m. to 12 noon, “Winter Mysteries.” Children aged 3 to 8 attend with a favorite grownup to learn about the natural world. $5 for Audubon members; $7 non-members. Reservations required by Thursday, December 8: call (716) 569-2345. Walk-ins may be accepted, but might not be able to participate in craft


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Growing with Music Together

Free Music Class, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. for children: babies – kindergarten and parents, caregivers. 369 W Main St, Fredonia. Prior registration requested - Contact: Kay Barlow 716-673-9020. Free Family Sing 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Holiday Music Jam Session for families with young children. 369 W Main St, Fredonia. Contact: Kay Barlow 716-673-9020.

Tuesday, December 13 Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Dine Out for Audubon 5 to 8 p.m., Eat at Friendly’s Restaurant at 10 S. Main Street in downtown Jamestown, and a portion of your check will be donated to the Jamestown Audubon Society

Friday, December 16 ʻChristmas at the Crownʼ

Glarner Group Production Studios and After Dark Entertainment presents ‘Christmas at the Crown’ at the Crown Theater in Jamestown to promote the release of Chautauqua to Allegheny Mountain Christmas 2. It is a compilation of singers and musicians for the benefit of non-profits and is sponsored by the Community Development Association

Saturday, December 17 Christmas Craft Day at the Dunkirk Free Library

10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Our annual event includes 6 different crafts for children to

make, stories, and refreshments. Make presents for friends and family! Free to the public. Call 366-2511 or email for more information.

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Christmas Bird Count in Warren

To participate, call Don Watts at (814) 723-9125.

Sunday, December 18 Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Christmas Bird Count in Jamestown

To participate, call Bob Sundell at (716) 484-2197.

Wednesday, December 28 Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Christmas for the Critters

10 a.m. to 12 noon, Meet Audubon’s critters, open gifts for the animals and enjoy a short hike. Bring them presents(from one of the stars on the Wishing Tree), or pay $5/member, $7/non-member; kids under age 2 are free.

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Wishing Day

1 to 3 p.m., Decorate Audubon’s tree with wishes, open donated gifts to Audubon, and enjoy a short hike. Bring a

present (from one of the stars on the Wishing Tree), or pay $5/member, $7/non-member; kids under age 2 are free.

Friday, December 30 Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Get Out Day at Audubon

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Family fun nature programs throughout the day, indoors and out. $5 for members and children (under 12); $7 for non-member adults.



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Museum of disAbility History By Dusten Rader Entertainment Editor

It is always a good time to remember those who have fought bravely in America’s military. It is especially important to celebrate their sacrifices during the holidays. So, take some time to stop by the Museum of disAbility History and check out the exhibit on War and disAbility before it ends on December 31. Douglas Platt, Museum Curator, studied Art at SUNY Fredonia. He uses the skills he acquired there to produce beautiful and educational exhibits for the Museum of disAbility History. “We try to show the relationship between people with disabilities and society,” said Platt. “A lot of people throughout time have placed them outside society. But, we’re trying to show that people with disabilities have made contributions and have been a part of society as long as there have been people.” The exhibit currently on display called War and disAbility features a number of displays including: the history of people with disabilities, Almshouses and Schools, the Path to the Institution, Eugenics, PopCulture, television and movies, Toys, Sports, Prosthetics, Vision and Hearing Aids, Adaptive Equipment and the Invacar. Plus, there is supplemental

Located on Main Street in Buffalo the Museum of disAbility History is the perfect place to stop for an educational adventure. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

piece of the exhibit that features photographs and magazine covers throughout history that portrayed war and disability. There is also a display specifically focused on war and disability that focuses on topics including: Service to Country that touches on soldiers with disabilities, After Action Activities like the Smith Hughes Act of 1917 that helped return soldiers to employment, Maiming and Mending that focuses how as more devastating weapons were developed so were techniques for mending the damage they caused, Fog of War

The Invacar. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

touches on the effect of war on soldiers including those who suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Theater of Operations involves information on actors in film who portrayed characters that dealt with reintegration into society after war. “It is especially important to think about how we perceive, how we care for and how we reintegrate people that are doing the heavy of lifting of democracy when they return home,” said Platt. “There is always a price to pay for military service and the way we understand how it has

evolved over time is an aim of this particular exhibit.” Reid Dunlavey, Research Specialist, played a role in collecting and organizing the information used in the exhibit. “It was tough,” said Dunlavey. “It was really emotional to uncover a lot of these things during research. But, at the same time it was nice to see what the government did for returning soldiers especially after the Civil War on. A lot of what they did would eventually move itself into larger society in terms of rehabilitation and the use of prosthetics.”

War and disAbility display. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

For more information on the exhibit and to preview of what can be found at the Museum of disAbility History visit People Inc.’s youtube channel or visit The video features interviews with Dr. David A. Gerber, professor of history at the University of Buffalo and Eric Bauer, president of E.B. Galaxy Construction and also a veteran of the Iraq War. Both collaborated with Platt to help create the exhibit. Those interested in delving even deeper into the subject matter can take some time to do some research of their own in the Research Library. Stored there are a number of texts written about disability and even books by authors with disabilities. After December 31 the exhibit will no longer be on display at the Museum of disAbility. But, it will become part of the museum’s traveling exhibits that organizations, businesses and schools can rent to display. There are a great number of other displays for rent as well. For more information on these displays contact 716-629-3626 or visit museumofdisability. org/activities.asp. There is also a gift shop where guests can purchase PeopleMade products that are produced by people with disabilities. Plus, the Museum of disAbility History store is now online. Items that are available continued on page 7

Authentic antique pieces on display. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

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MUSEUM OF DIASBILITY HISTORY continued from page 6 in the store are also available at The Kids on the Block program is also located inside the building. Brie Kishel, Project Coordinator, focuses on Educational Outreach. According to their brochure, the Kids on the Block program is a educational puppet troupe that travels to elementary schools across Western New York promoting disability awareness and the acceptance of differences. For more information visit Being that the Museum of disAbility History is a project of People Inc., the Training Center for Human Service Excellence is also located inside the building. Here, thousands of staff are trained to provide quality care to the community. “The Museum of disABILITY offers a balanced look at the rich history of the roles that have been played by individuals with disabling conditions throughout history, and allows the viewer to appreciate the progress that is being made in their inclusion in society,” said Platt. “It is interesting to note that the largest minority of people in the USA is those who are labeled “disabled”, and that this minority is the one minority that anyone of us can join at any moment.” The Museum of disAbility History is located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 716-629-3626 or visit #



(disAbility 1) Located on Main Street in Buffalo the Museum of disAbility History is the perfect place to stop for an educational adventure. (Photo by Dusten Rader) (disAbility 2) War and disAbility display. (Photo by Dusten Rader) (disAbility 3) Authentic antique pieces on display. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

A gift shop that features items made by people with disabilities. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

Early model of a wheelchair. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

Locally made sled for Sled Hockey. (Photo by Dusten Rader)


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Thanksgiving Feast

Bob Evans Farmhouse Feast. (Submitted Photo)

By Dusten Rader Entertainment Editor

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and fun. A major part of the fun comes from enjoying meal of massive proportions. Feasting on turkey, ham, beef and side dishes of all shapes and sizes is a great way to put a smile on anyone’s face. But, not everyone has time to prepare a large meal or doesn’t have a ton of people to cook for. So, for those who still want to enjoy the feast but can’t spend the time to put it all together there are a few options to fill a hungry belly. While Thanksgiving leftovers are great, sometimes it’s nice to have someone else do the cooking. In that case, think about stopping by the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk or Olive’s at the Chautauqua Suites. Or, to have the meal at home without the hassle of putting it all together then check out Bob Evan’s

Farmhouse Feast. Clarion Hotel: Thanksgiving Buffet Thursday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 30 Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk. Featuring succulent roasted turkey, carved honey baked ham, carved royal round of beef, made to order pasta station, traditional sides and delicious holiday desserts. Adults $19.95, Senior $17.95, Children $9.95, Children 4 and Under Free. Call 716-366-8350 for reservations or for more information visit Chautauqua Suites: Olive’s Thanksgiving Buffet Thursday, November 24 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 215 West Lake Road in Mayville. Featuring carved turkey, roast beef, traditional sides and a dessert display. Adults $19.95, Children $10.95, Children 4

and Under Free. Call 716755-2331 for reservations or for more information visit Bob Evans: Farmhouse Feast 877 Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk or 2798 North Main Street in Jamestown. Featuring a fully cooked meal to go that includes slow roasted turkey breast or boneless ham, four delicious sides, pumpkin bread, freshly baked dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. Serves 6 to 8. $74.99. For the Dunkirk location call 716-679-3427 and for the Jamestown location call 716-6619395. For more information or to order online visit The simplicity of being able to sit around a table and enjoy a satisfying feast is one big reason to be thankful. But, no matter how one decides to celebrate the holidays remember that Thanksgiving is a time to bask in nostalgia for everything life brings, both past and future.

Poorman’s Recipebook: Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie Eating out can be hard on the wallet. So, to help our loyal readers save their hard earned cash the Chautauqua Star will feature an inexpensive meal in our ‘Poorman’s Recipebook’ each week. Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie 1 can pumpkin (29 ounce) 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (14 ounce) 4 eggs 2 pie crusts 2 tbsp. finely ground coffee 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. Nutmeg 2 tsp. Nutmeg 2 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a sauce pan bring condensed milk and coffee to a simmer. In a mixing bowl stir eggs,

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pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, condensed milk and coffee. Pour mixture into the two pie crusts. Bake for 15 minutes on 425 degrees then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 45 minutes. Let cool in refrigerator before serving. Submitted by: Louie Frankel Pumpkin pie is good all the time any time and so is coffee. By mixing two favorites together a great flavor is created that makes for a unique version of a favorite. Top the pie with whipped cream or make it a la mode with some vanilla ice cream. If you’d like to submit a recipe for ‘Poorman’s Recipebook’, email or call 716-3669200. Tell us your recipe, where it came from, and a favorite memory of it!

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Doc And Bill’s Mid-Course Corrections Contributed Article Doc and Bill

Hi, FODABBERS (Friends of Doc & Bill). First, my sincere apologies to those who went to 21 East expecting to see Doc and me last Friday. We’ve never canceled a date before, and wouldn’t have this time, had there been any choice in the matter. At least you had the chance to enjoy some of the excellent fare served at the cafe. We’ve rescheduled the event for Friday, December 9 with details to come in the December FODAB e-blast. In the last FODAB, I mentioned that we were tentatively hoping to be able to play our first date at the Mustard Seed in South Dayton on November 19. As it turns out, that date wasn’t do-able. We’ll be working with Nettie at the Mustard Seed in hopes of nailing down a time to play there soon after the first of the year. Again,

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Learn To Make Your Own Wreath And Paper At Audubon Contributed Article Audubon Center and Sanctuary

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details to come. However, we WILL be doing one of our our normal twicemonthly gigs from 7 to 9 p.m. on November 17 at our old

stomping grounds, Steener’s Pub, on Route 430 in Greenhurst. Thanks for all your support. Hope to see you soon.

You can learn to make a fresh wreath or homemade paper at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s Homemade Holidays and you can take your finished product home with you. The ever-popular wreathmaking event is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with workshops throughout the day. This year’s new addition is workshops on paper-making. In a half-hour workshop you will learn the basic techniques of making a wreath from local evergreens and a decorative bow. Greens, frames, trimmers, decorations and ribbon are all provided. After the half hour workshop, you have an hour in the workroom to finish your wreath. Assistants will be on hand to help. Wreath workshop times are on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m. (10:00, 11:00, 12:00 noon, 1:00, 2:00). Homemade paper is a fairly simple and creative activity you can do at home with simple supplies. You will learn how to transform old construction paper, office paper, tissue paper, and other paper with just some water and a blender. As your paper dries, you will learn some simple uses for your creation, from gift-tags to wrapping paper. Paper-making workshop times are 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:45 p.m.. Everything is provided for this workshop, as well. Bring a friend: This is a great way to spend some time together at the beginning of a busy season! Wreath making is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Paper making is $10 for members and $20 for

On Saturday, December 3, you can learn to make a fresh wreath or homemade paper at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s Homemade Holidays -and you can take your finished product home with you! (Photo by Jennifer Schlick)

non-members. Reservations are required for both: call (716) 569-2345 by Thursday, December 1. Other opportunities at Homemade Holidays include a selection of homemade ornaments for sale (with instructions on how to make them), information about different evergreens in the area, Christmas tree alternatives, and a handout on the age-old plastic vs. real tree debate. Regular admission ($5 for non-members; members and children free) applies for visitors not attending the workshops. No charge for shoppers! There is never a charge to view Liberty, the bald eagle, in her outdoor habitat and walk the trails, dawn to dusk. The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. To learn more about this and other Audubon programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.


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Third Time’s a Charm Merritt Estate Winery to Sponsor Catwalk for Charity VI

Contributed Article Jessi Luke

Excitement at Merritt Estate Winery continues to build this week as the company announces that they will again be a major sponsor of this year’s Catwalk for Charity. This is the third consecutive year that Merritt will act as the exclusive wine sponsor for the highly anticipated event to be held in Buffalo this December. The sixth annual Catwalk for Charity will be held on Sunday, December 4 at 6 p.m. at the Town Ballroom in downtown Buffalo. The event will be hosted by Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and his Steadfast Foundation and is exclusively for individuals over the age of 21. The Steadfast Foundation was created in 2006 by Ryan Miller and his father in an effort to

help support families battling cancer. The non-profit corporation strives to raise money and awareness for the devastating disease that affects so many individuals each and every day. The foundation maintains the concept of providing the best environment possible so that individuals may develop a better ability to fight their disease. Catwalk for Charity serves as the primary fundraising event for the foundation each year. Proceeds from the event will be used to sustain invaluable cancer driven programs in the Western New York area including but not limited to Carly’s Club for Kids and cancer research at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Some of the highlights for this year’s Catwalk for Charity include appearances by various Buffalo Sabres players, Buffalo Bills players and local

and national sports and movie celebrities, a VIP Red Carpet hosted by E! Chief News Correspondent Ken Baker, live and silent auctions and a live performance by country music artist Craig Morgan. In addition to these highlights, the event will host its signature fashion show featuring the Buffalo Sabres lineup dressed in clothing representative of the theme for the night, “Wrangling for a Cause”. Merritt Winery will design a customized bottle for the event and will act as the exclusive

wine sponsor for the VIP preparty and main reception. The winery has created customized bottles for Catwalk for Charity in 2009 and 2010 and for the Steadfast Foundation. The collectible bottles will be used as sponsor gifts and sold throughout the evening. All proceeds from bottle sales will go directly to the Steadfast Foundation. Catwalk for Charity is an event that we look forward to participating in every year”, said Jessi Luke, Public Relations and Promotions person for Merritt Estate Winery. “We have had the chance to work with Ryan Miller many times before at both his events and our own. He is an absolute pleasure to work with, and we could not be more pleased to continue our participation as the wine sponsor for such a great cause.” Individual tickets for this

year’s Catwalk for Charity are $200 each and can be purchased on the foundation’s web site at More information on the event can be found on the foundation’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Also, advance bidding on select auction items is now available at www. For more information on Merritt news and events, visit or find us on Facebook at Merritt Estate is located in Lake Erie Wine Country, the largest grape growing region of New York State located along the shores of Lake Erie. The grapes and wines produced by Merritt rival the quality of premium vintages throughout the world.

Marion Art Gallery to Host SUNY Fredonia Student Exhibition Contributed Article Doug Osborne-Coy

The works of five students from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at SUNY Fredonia will be displayed in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at Rockefeller Arts Center beginning Friday, December 2. The Senior Show I exhibition will open with a reception in the art gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. on December 2. The show will run through Thursday, December 8. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The featured artists for the exhibition include Afura Fareed-Muhammad, who will be displaying two series of works, one of which is entitled “Delusions of Gran-

deur.” It includes a chronological timeline of self portraits. Afura’s other series includes a full standard deck of 52 playing cards. The exhibit as a whole is titled “An Undertaking Ten Years in the Making” and was inspired by Afura’s adolescent years. “The concept behind my self portrait series is duality between the aspects of my development, both real and imaginary,” Afura said. “Each of the six images depicts myself in a semi-realistic view as well as in an idealistic facade of wishful thinking. It’s literally a comparison between who I really was at each time period and the person I wished to be or believed I came off as.” Another featured artist is Amy continued on page 13

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SUNY Fredonia Presents “A Christmas Carol” Contributed Article Doug Osborne-Coy

Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about Ebenezer Scrooge will be presented in a whole new way when the Kaleidoscope Family Series at SUNY Fredonia’s Rockefeller Arts Center presents “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. in Marvel Theatre. This version of Dickens’ beloved tale of Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the true spirit of Christmas will be presented as an interactive production by the DuffleBag Theatre Company. Selected audience members will be brought on stage to play various roles the story. Since 1992, the “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre has become one of the most celebrated companies in North America, thanks to its unique interactive storytelling productions. The DuffleBag actors begin performances with the retelling of original adaptations of tales like “A Christmas Carol.” Just when the audience becomes

enthralled by the story, a twist is created. Selected audience members are asked to come up on stage and join in the action. The DuffleBag Theatre Company returns to Rockefeller Arts Center following its wildly popular sold-out performances of “Beauty and the Beast” in 2009 and “Peter Pan” in 2011. With 13 different shows in its current repertoire, DuffleBag Theatre performs more than 600 times a year across Canada, the United States and internationally. “A Christmas Carol” is approximately 60 minutes long and is recommended for ages 6 through 12. This Kaleidoscope Family Series event is part of the 2011-12 Lake Shore Savings Season. The series sponsor is the Observer. Tickets are available through the SUNY Fredonia Ticket Office in the modular complex in the Dods Hall parking lot across from the Williams Center, by phone at 673-3501 (1-866441-4928) or online at www.




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Video Game Review

Movie Review

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Happy Feet Two Contributed Article

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Amber Rinehart

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Link, the star of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series, celebrates his 25th Anniversary this year. What better way to commemorate such an event then with a new game? Released on November 20, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword marks its entry as the official 16th game to the series. In this new high-flying adventure, the tale of Hyrule’s past is revealed. The story starts out in Skyloft, a land far above the clouds. The Wing Ceremony, a race held by the Knight’s Academy to determine who graduates and becomes a knight, is about to take place. Link is one of the four racers in this year’s ceremony and the favorite to win. However before the event can begin, Link’s bird goes missing. It soon becomes apparent this is due to the handy work of Groose, another knight candidate. Groose is infatuated with Zelda, Link’s childhood friend, who will be playing the part of the goddess in The Wing Ceremony. Whoever wins the race will get to spend some time alone with Zelda, a fact Groose plans on taking advantage of and will do anything to achieve. However, Link’s bird is found before the ceremony, allowing Link to compete in the race and win. After Zelda blesses Link in the name of the goddess, the two decide to fly around Skyloft. Suddenly, a black whirlwind appears out of nowhere and sucks Zelda into the vortex. This sets the turn of events not only for Link’s future, but the future of Hyrule and its inhabitants as well. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a challenging game. While it is frustrating in some parts, it never gets to the point where the player feels the need to slam the Wii Remote on the floor before stomping off and presumably not touching the game for several months.

It forces players to think and take careful note of their surroundings lest they miss something. This translates well into the controls of Skyward Sword. When fighting enemies, players can no longer rely on hacking and slashing at random in hopes to defeat the enemy. Each enemy has a certain strategy to defeat them and waving the remote every which way simply will not cut it. And the controls are easy to pick up too. The Wii Motion Plus, a necessary component to game play, goes a long way in making the game easier to interact with. The characters and the story of Skyward Sword complement each other well. While both the characters and the story stay close to the format which makes The Legend of Zelda series what it is, both provide a new twist to the formula which makes the game unique. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is hailed as the best The Legend of Zelda to date. And it certainly deserves that praise. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a fan of the series, it is a game that can be played and enjoyed by everyone. With so many other highly anticipated games coming out this holiday season such as Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword can get lost under the tide of its competitors. But this is one game which shouldn’t be lost under the tide of other games. It is a masterpiece in its own right and should be treated as such.

Star Rating: 3.5/5 You may be wondering why this week I am not reviewing the highly anticipated, blockbuster, Twilight. I actually was planning on reviewing this film and was going to look at it from the perspective of an average filmgoer. No matter how famous a series is, each film should be able to stand-alone. This is how I planned on approaching Breaking Dawn, until I realized it really wouldn’t matter. People that want to see Twilight are going to see it and people that do not want to, wont. No review is going to sway people one way or the other. That being said, the holiday season is a time when many studios release one of two kinds of films. High budget, Oscar worthy films and holiday/family films. To start of this holiday season, today I am going to talk about Happy Feet Two. Happy Feet Two is a follow up to the 2006 hit Happy Feet about a young emperor penguin named Mumble, voiced by Elijah Wood. Mumble feels like an outcast because his society communicates and bonds through song and he cannot sing. Although Mumble cannot sing, he can dance and through the film, he finds his proverbial voice. He learns that everybody has a gift and that everybody is special. Happy Feet Two can easily be enjoyed with or without being familiar with the first film. This movie picks up with Erik, Mumble’s son, who like his father, feels he does not fit in. The society of penguins now celebrates through dance and Erik has no rhythm. Happy Feet Two takes the audience on a journey of friendship and trust as Erik learns the same lesson his father learned in the first film. Erik learns that he has a place in the world and that with teamwork, anything can be accomplished. I will admit, this movie leans heavily on cute. It is adorable. The songs are catchy and the animation is amazing. The beginning of the movie goes way too slow and younger children may get

bored early on. It takes its time setting up storylines that will tie together in the future, but the way it does it is somewhat confusing. The entire first hour of the film feels more like a series of short television episodes just strung together then a cohesive feature-length film. There seems to be no rhythm or reason to the stories, but by the end of the film, I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat cheering on the characters. I cannot go any further into this review without mentioning my favorite part of the film, the krill. Brad Pitt and Matt Damon lend their voices to Bill and Will, two krill wanting to experience more of the world than their swarm. Although this storyline seemed to have no connection to the rest of the film until the very end, it is arguably the best story in the movie. Will and Bill are both lovable and hilarious and deserve a feature film of their own. The other flaw I found with Happy Feet Two, is that the accents (from famed voice performers Robin Williams and Hank Azaria) are a little too thick and can be hard to understand, especially for children. The visuals of the film are so stunning though, it makes these scenes interesting to watch even if you are not sure what the characters are saying. Even though Happy Feet Two does have a few weaknesses and is not as wellmade as other computer-animated films like Toy Story or Walle, it is an entertaining family film that can be enjoyed no matter your age.

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MARION ART GALLERY continued from page 10 Barber, who will be displaying 13 paintings, including four that contain a video component. The paintings depict memories of her childhood, each featuring line drawings from her home video footage.

“My work is inspired by the concept of memory. Through my pieces I am questioning the validity of my memories,” she said. “The viewer can make the connection to the social phenomenon of the video camera

and how a paradigm shift in the way we as a society remember things is under way.” Other artists taking part in the exhibition are Michael Mann, Allyson Kemp and Fredrick Duchow.

“The show is a great opportunity for students, staff and community members to see the talent of our art department,” Afura said. “I always enjoy having a closer look at what my classmates have

created and celebrating their progress as undergraduates.” Gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.


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For the first time ever, 2011 NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ is included at no extra charge. With activation of CHOICE XTRATM Package or above.

Activate the CHOICE XTRA™ Package or above and get:

Packages starting at





MONTH For 12 Months

After Rebate



The CHOICE™ Package


NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ INCLUDED° FREE HD DVR + HD RECEIVER Upgrades - $298 value! Additional fees apply.


WITH EVERY PACKAGE YOU GET: > NO Equipment to Buy. NO Start-Up Costs. > FREE Professional Installation. > Local Channels Included in over 97% of the U.S.

> #1 in Customer Satisfaction Over All Cable and Satellite TV Providers. Among the largest

With Auto Bill Pay.† FOR 3 MONTHS

national cable & satellite TV providers.

All offers require 2-year agreement.** Programming/pricing may vary in certain markets. Offers end 10/5/11. Credit card required (except in MA & PA). New approved customers only (lease required). $19.95 Handling & Delivery fee may apply. Applicable use tax adjustment may apply on the retail value of the installation.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to schedule your 1 CALL free installation package 2 SELECT the you want America’s #1 3 ENJOY Satellite TV Service


716-679-3910 1-866-DFT-1044

Authorized DIRECTV Dealer

*BILL CREDIT/PROGRAMMING OFFER: IF BY THE END OF PROMOTIONAL PRICE PERIOD(S) CUSTOMER DOES NOT CONTACT DIRECTV TO CHANGE SERVICE THEN ALL SERVICES WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUE AT THE THEN-PREVAILING RATES.Free HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME and Cinemax for 3 months, a value of $135. LIMIT ONE PROGRAMMING OFFER PER ACCOUNT. Featured package names and prices: CHOICE $60.99/mo.; CHOICE XTRA $65.99/mo. Prices include a $26 bill credit for 12 months after rebate, plus an additional $5 with online rebate and consent to email alerts. Upon DIRECTV System activation, customer will receive rebate redemption instructions (included in customer’s first DIRECTV bill, a separate mailing, or, in the state of New York, from retailer) and must comply with the terms of the instructions. In order to receive $31 monthly credits, customer must submit rebate online (valid email address required) and consent to email alerts prior to rebate redemption.Rebate begins up to 8 weeks after receipt of rebate submission online or by phone. Duration of promotional price varies based on redemption date.†FREE HD OFFER: Includes access to HD channels associated with your programming package. To be eligible for Free HD you must activate and maintain the CHOICE XTRA Package or higher and enroll in Auto Bill Pay. Also requires at least one (1) HD receiver and activation of HD Access. °2011 NFL SUNDAY TICKET AND NFL SUNDAY TICKET TO-GO OFFER: NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET To-Go consist of all out-of-market NFL games (based on customer’s service address) broadcast on FOX and CBS. Local broadcasts are subject to blackout rules. Other conditions apply. 2011 NFL SUNDAY TICKET regular full-season retail price is $334.95; 2011 NFL SUNDAY TICKET To-Go regular retail price is $49.95. Customers will be automatically enrolled in 2011 NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET To-Go at no additional cost.NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET To-Go will automatically continue each season at special renewal rates unless customer calls to cancel prior to start of season. Subscriptions cannot be cancelled (in part or in whole) after the start of the season and subscription fees cannot be refunded. NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscription is required to order NFL SUNDAY TICKET To-Go. Only one game may be accessed from any device at any given time. Online application is only available on certain operating systems. Computer hardware, software and Internet connection not included. Mobile phone application only available on certain devices from certain providers. Additional data charges may apply. Please check with your service provider. Visit for a list of system requirements and compatible mobile devices. Account must be in “good standing” as determined by DIRECTV in its sole discretion to remain eligible for all offers. **2-YR. LEASE AGREEMENT: EARLY CANCELLATION WILL RESULT IN A FEE OF $20/MONTH FOR EACH REMAINING MONTH. Must maintain 24 consecutive months of your DIRECTV programming package. DVR service $7/mo. required for DVR and HD DVR lease. HD Access fee $10/mo. required for HD receiver and HD DVR. No lease fee for only 1 receiver. Lease fee for first 2 receivers $6/mo.; additional receiver leases $6/mo. each. NON-ACTIVATION CHARGE OF $150 PER RECEIVER MAY APPLY. ALL EQUIPMENT IS LEASED AND MUST BE RETURNED TO DIRECTV UPON CANCELLATION, OR UNRETURNED EQUIPMENT FEES APPLY. VISIT OR CALL 1-800-DIRECTV FOR DETAILS. Advanced receiver instant rebate requires activation of the CHOICE XTRA Package or above; MÁS ULTRA or above (for DVR receiver, OPTIMO MÁS Package or above); Jadeworld; or any qualifying international service bundle, which shall include the PREFERRED CHOICE programming package (valued at $39.99/mo.). Second advanced receiver offer requires activation of an HD DVR as the first free receiver upgrade and subscription to Whole-Home DVR service ($3/mo.). Additional advanced receiver upgrades available for a charge. INSTALLATION: Standard professional installation in up to 4 rooms only. Custom installation extra. DIRECTV CINEMA/ON DEMAND: Access to available DIRECTV CINEMA programming is based on package selection. Actual number of TV shows and movies will vary. Some DIRECTV CINEMA content requires an HD DVR (HR20 or later) or DVR (R22 or later), DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit ($25) and broadband Internet service with speeds of 750 kbps or higher and a network router with an available Ethernet port are required. DVR service required for DVR and HD DVR receivers. HD Access required for HD DVR. Visit for details. Local channels eligibility based on service address. Not all networks available in all markets. HBO GO and MAX GO: HBO GO® and MAX GO® included with your HBO® and/or Cinemax® subscriptions at no additional cost. HBO,® Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. HBO GO® and MAX GO® are only accessible in the U.S. where a high-speed broadband connection is available. Minimum connection of 3 Mbps required for HD viewing. Select titles not available in HD. Customer satisfaction ratings based oncirp ,gnimmargorP .xednI noitcafsitaS remotsuC naciremA 1102 ing, terms and conditions subject to change at any time. Pricing residential. Taxes not included. Receipt of DIRECTV programming subject to DIRECTV Customer Agreement; copy provided at and in order confirmation. NFL, the NFL Shield design and the NFL SUNDAY TICKET name and logo are registered trademarks of the NFL and its affiliates. ©2011 DIRECTV, Inc. DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo, DIRECTV CINEMA, CHOICE and CHOICE XTRA are trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.


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November 24, 2011 Chautauqua Star  
November 24, 2011 Chautauqua Star  

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