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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Check Out This Fishing Lure

A New Concept For Soft Plastic Fishing Lures

Vic DeSantis of Brockway (PA) and Henry Pisoni of State College (PA) (forming the partnership "V & H" Lures) have invented and patented a new concept for a fishing lure. They call it the "Shad-Flasher".

"V & H" Lures began production of their fishing lure in 2004 with the help of Henry's son, Ben Pisoni. Ben, also a native of Brockway, lives in Port Matilda (PA). The "Shad-Flasher" was introduced to the public at the Jaffa Sports Show in Altoona (PA) on Saturday, February 28, 2004. The local sportsmen enthusiastically accepted the lure.

Our mission is to make a unique fishing lure that will put more fish in your boat. Click title to order online.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Cool Blue Plaque Rinse Recalled

Morris Plains, NJ -- McNEIL-PPC, Inc. today announced a voluntary nationwide consumer recall of all lots of the GLACIER MINT™ and BUBBLE BLAST™ flavors of LISTERINE® AGENT COOL BLUE™ Plaque-Detecting Rinse after the Company determined that the preservative system is not adequate against certain microorganisms.

The Company has been in full communication with the FDA regarding this issue and the decision to implement a voluntary recall. The Company is recalling all bottles of AGENT COOL BLUE™ Plaque-Detecting Rinse, an estimated 4 million, from both retailers and consumers.

Contaminated Rice--Pet Food Recall Expands

San Francisco, CA -- April 18, 2007 -- Wilbur-Ellis Company is voluntarily recalling all lots of the rice protein concentrate the San Francisco company’s Feed Division has shipped to pet-food manufacturers because of a risk that rice protein concentrate may have been contaminated by melamine, an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertilizers that can lead to illness or fatalities in animals if consumed.

Wilbur-Ellis noted that it obtained rice protein from a single source in China and shipped to a total of five U.S. pet-food manufacturers located in Utah, N.Y., Kansas and two in Missouri.

Last Sunday, April 15, Wilbur-Ellis notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that a single bag in a recent shipment of rice protein concentrate from its Chinese supplier, Binzhou Futian Biology Technology Co. Ltd., had tested positive for melamine. Unlike the other white-colored bags in that shipment, the bag in question was pink and had the word “melamine” stenciled upon it. Wilbur-Ellis separated that bag and quarantined the entire shipment for further testing and since that time, no further deliveries of rice protein concentrate have been made. Samples from the white bags tested negative for melamine. However, subsequent and potentially more sensitive tests by the FDA came back positive for melamine, leading Wilbur-Ellis to voluntarily issue the recall.

Wilbur-Ellis began importing rice protein concentrate from Binzhou Futian Biology Technology in July 2006. A total of 14 containers holding 336 metric tons of rice protein concentrate were sent from Futian to Wilbur-Ellis. Wilbur-Ellis has distributed 155 metric tons to date.

On Monday (April 16), a pet food distributor issued a voluntary recall of its pet food, believing the source of contamination to be rice protein concentrate supplied by Wilbur-Ellis. As an additional precaution, Wilbur-Ellis is urging all pet food manufacturers using rice protein concentrate supplied through Wilbur-Ellis to recall any pet food that may be on supermarket shelves.

Consumers with questions about the pet food they use should visit the FDA Web site at

Grand Canyon Park Closed To Camping

WELLSBORO--Effective immediately and until further notice, all camping areas at Colton Point State Park, on the west rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, have been closed because of a water main break.Efforts are under way to identify the location of the break, and repairs will begin as soon as possible, park workers said. The camping areas will reopen after the break has been fixed.For more information about the park, call (570) 724-3061.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

April Autism Awareness Month in PA

HARRISBURG - To heighten awareness of the growing number of Pennsylvanians living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman joined Speaker Dennis O'Brien and other legislators today to proclaim April as Autism Awareness month, and encouraged all Pennsylvanians to continue their advocacy efforts.

"So many of us now have a personal connection to someone living with autism. Whether it's a close friend or relative or the neighbor down the street, the issue of autism is never far from our own front door," said Secretary Richman. "We are committed to working with members of the legislature and support their efforts to bridge the gap that so many families encounter when trying to access services."

In the past year, Pennsylvania has made great strides in helping to meet the unique needs of individuals and families living with autism. In February, DPW launched a new Bureau of Autism Services within the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Developmental Programs which now provides expertise and support for all state agencies which serve Pennsylvanians with autism.

In addition, the Rendell administration recently announced a one-time mini-grant opportunity which will help individuals and families gain access to essential community services and supports.

Autism is a neurobiological disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. In the past 15 years, the number of individuals in Pennsylvania diagnosed with ASD has risen by over 2,000 percent.

For more information about autism and services available to Pennsylvanians with autism, visit<> .

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Killer Of Roulette Couple's Son Sentenced in Assault

April 17, 2007-A convicted cop killer had choices Monday when it came to charges against him in connection with an assault on a Bucks County Prison corrections officer.

He could have asked for a jury trial or pleaded guilty, but mentally ill. And he could have asked for a pre-sentencing investigation. Instead, and against his attorney's advice, Robert Flor, formerly of Bedminster, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and related charges for a brutal, unprovoked attack on corrections Officer Edward Miles and asked to be sentenced immediately.
Bucks County Judge Kenneth Biehn complied, accepting Flor's plea and sentencing him to seven to 20 years in prison.

It seemed a moot point because Flor, 39, is on death row for the Sept. 29, 2005, slaying of Newtown police Officer Brian Gregg.

Officer Gregg was shot to death in the emergency room of a Bucks County Hospital, by Flor, who had grabbed another officer's weapon. The officers had taken Flor to the hospital for testing after arresting him for DUI.

The popular Newtown officer was the son of John and Nancy Gregg of Roulette.

Click on the title of this article to see the entire article in the Bucks County Courier Times,

E-Mail Events to be Listed on Solomon's Words

If you want to be sure to have your event listed on Solomon's Words. Be sure to email us at Hundreds of people from all over the area read this website daily to find things to do. We will post them to the site quickly.

Oswayo Township Cleanup April 27 & 28

Oswayo Township Clean Up is April 27 and April 28, 2007, 9am to 8pm. The dumpsters will be located in the parking lot across from the Chrystal Church. Check the local paper for details on what can be disposed of.

Stargazing Workshop At Cherry Springs

A stargazing with telescopes workshop will be Saturday April 21, 2007, at 9:00 pm at Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County. Information 435-5010. HTTP://

Click on the title for a look at the stars from Cherry Springs Star Party

Ulysses Library Needs Recipes For Cookbook

The Ulysses Library Association is looking for recipes for their new cookbook, "Bookin 'n' Cookin." If you have a recipe that you would like to see included, contact Sheri at the library at 848-7226.

Community Supper at Keating Summit

A community Ham Dinner will be held Wednesday April 18 from 5:00 to 7:30 at the Keating Summit United Methodist Church, located just off the intersection of Rt. 155 and Rt. 607. Adults at the door will be $6. and children under 12 get in for $3. Organizers are hoping to make this a regular event.

Potter EMA Hazmat Refreshers

The Potter County EMA will offer Hazmat refresher classes May 7 and May 8 th at the Harrison Township Fire Station.

All students must pre-register no later that Friday, May 4th. Contact Potter County EMA at 274-8900.

Sharon Township Cleanup Days

Sharon Township will hold its bi-annual cleanup days on April 24 and 25, 2007. Times are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm across from the Township Building in Millport. There is no charge. A list of acceptable and unacceptable items will be posted at the Township Building and at various locations throughout the area.

Turkey Shoot at Galeton Post

Raymond Richar VFW Post 6611 will hold a turkey shoot at the Galeton Post on Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 5 pm.

This event is open to the general public. Ages 12 and over may compete for $2.00 per shoot. .410, 20 and 12 guage shotgins only. no adjustable chokes. Bring a gun or use the house guns available.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Opening Day

The weather was nice on Saturday, as Pennsylvania's trout season opened on the Allegheny, in Potter County.

Devon and Angelica Cavenaugh are shown trying their luck on Saturday.

Unfortunately, the fish didn't like their worms, and they went home emptyhanded.

Mentored Youth Turkey Hunt Saturday

From the Williamsport Sun-Gazette:

Hunters should have good populations of gobblers to pursue during the spring wild turkey season , Game Commission officials said.

The season begins early for youth hunters, and is followed by the statewide season for all hunters.The special youth spring gobbler season will be held Saturday for eligible junior licensed hunters, who must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

This is the first year for the Mentored Youth Hunt Program, which allows youths under 12 years of age to hunt with an adult licensed hunter. Statewide, the regular spring gobbler season begins April 28 and runs through May 26.

Solomon's Words Needs Help

Solomon's Words needs your help.

In the few short months that we have been blogging the local news from Potter County, we have developed readers that number from 40 t0 155 a day. While this is in line with other news sites in the area, we would like to have a bigger audience from here and around the country.

You can help. Here's what you can do. Send an email to your contact list and tell them about Solomon's Words. A lot of people from Potter County, and around the world haven't found us yet. Our web address is HTTP://

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Potter Downgraded to Winter Advisory

It's 3:15 on Sunday afternoon, and looking out the window, the rain has been light, and no snow yet. It appears that most of the Northeaster is going East of us. Weather radar shows us just being brushed by it here in Roulette. The weather service downgraded the Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Advisory.