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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Man To Man Cancer Meeting Tuesday, 3-17-09


The next Man-to-Man prostate cancer meeting will be March 17, 2009.

Meeting time is 7 pm. Note change from our usual meeting date – the second Tuesday of the month. This meeting is being held at the Mill Stream Inn across from Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

March is colorectal cancer month. Dr. Saket Prasad, gastroenterologist from Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will be our guest speaker. He will present two important topics – (1) colon cancer and (2) esophageal cancer. He will explain the benefits derived from screening tests used for these cancers. This meeting is open to everyone who wants to learn about colon, and esophageal cancer.

Please plan on attending. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Marty Weiss – Home – 814-274-8554 – cell 814-331-1167 – email Remember the date – March 17 at 7 pm.

Bradford 219 Bypass Work To Resume

Bypass Work to Resume Soon

Work on the Route 219 Bradford Bypass project is about ready to get underway for the season.

Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker expects to start full-scale operations on March 23.

Work will include setting traffic control signs and erosion control measures from the Forman Street on-ramp to Hillside Drive in New York State.

Route 219 northbound will be restricted to one lane from the Forman Street on-ramp to Hillside Drive.


NORRISTOWN -- Century Cabinetry Inc. will pay $1.3 million in civil penalties for air quality violations at its kitchen cabinet manufacturing plant in Uwchlan Township, Chester County. Using unpermitted equipment, the company released an estimated 350 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the environment over a seven-year period.

“Century operated an automated spray finishing unit for many years without the required air quality permit,” Department of Environmental Protection Southeast Regional Director Joseph A. Feola said. “Today's penalty takes into account the economic benefit the company realized from not complying with environmental regulations.”

VOCs react with nitrogen oxides in the air in the presence of sunlight to form ozone, which can contribute to respiratory problems and, in high concentrations, damage plant life.

During a November 2004 inspection, DEP inspectors noted several potential air pollution sources, including the finishing equipment, and determined that an air permit was needed for the spray booth.

The department issued a notice of violation to the company on Feb. 15, 2005 for the installation and operation of this equipment without first obtaining a plan approval or operating permit.

Century opted to install ultraviolet technology for a new automated spray finishing line that would not require an air permit, as it emits less than two tons per year of VOCs. The company dismantled its old spray finishing line on May 30, 2008.

Under terms of today's agreement, the company will pay the penalty in installments over an 18-month period to the commonwealth’s Clean Air Fund. An additional $36,361 will be paid by Century for annual emission fees that would have been collected by DEP based on the estimated 50 tons per year of VOCs emitted by the facility.

Century Cabinetry is a Pennsylvania corporation, located at 220 Phillips Road in Uwchlan Township, Chester County.

Some Upcoming Events.........

Sunday, March 15th: Steve Quelet of Jakob’s Hollow will be at The Billtown Blues Association’s Songwriter Showcase at the Uptown Music Collective, 618 Cemetary St., Williamsport, PA. along with VE Paul, Hannah Bingman, Doug McMinn, Alison and Richard Rupert, and special featured guest Craig Bickhardt. For more details visit the Billtown Blues Association website at Showtime 4pm, $10 admission. For press on this show follow this link:

Monday, March 16th:
Westfield Storyteller Series will present Fiona Siobhan Powell at 7:30 PM at the Westfield Methodist Center. All programs are free and open to the public and suitable for all ages. A Welsh storyteller, Fiona will tell stories from her childhood, and from history. For links to the story tellers and schedules visit the website at

Tuesday, March 17th: Josh Wolf of Jakob’s Hollow will be holding court with the Leprechauns at the Sweden Valley Inn around dinner time. Come and get your Irish up!

Friday, March 20th: In case you missed them at the Roundtable in 08, The Wellsville Creative Arts Center will be presenting Red Molly at 8:00pm. Visit the website for ticket info.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Russian National Ballet choreographer Yuri Vetrov will teach a master class for dancers prior to the ballet’s performance of “The Sleeping Beauty” on March 24.

The master class will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the dance studio of the Sport and Fitness Center. The class is free, but enrollment is limited to 20 and reservations will be required.

Vetrov is a former Bolshoi dancer who has been awarded the highest honor the Russian government can bestow upon an artist, the Order of the People’s Artist of Russia.

“This is the first time I have ever heard of a dancer this prestigious teaching a master class,” said Randy L. Mayes, director of arts programming at Pitt-Bradford. Mayes said that although Vetrov doesn’t speak English, he will have an interpreter for the workshop.

Upon graduation from the Moscow Choreographic School, Vetrov joined the Bolshoi and immediately became a leading character dancer, portraying such roles as the priest in “Romeo and Juliet” and Drosselmeyer in “The Nutcracker.”

In 1980, Vetrov graduated from the Leningrad Conservatoire, where he studied under the legendary Yuri Grigorovich.

In 1994, he was selected by presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre, which has focused on maintaining the purity of the grand national tradition of the Russian classical ballet repertoire in addition to developing new talents throughout Russia.

For more information, or to reserve a place in the class, call the Bromeley Family Theater box office at (814)362-5113 or Patty Colosimo, assistant director of arts programming, at (814)362-5155.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at 814-362-7609 or

Tickets also remain for the 7:30 p.m. performance of the ballet in Bromeley Family Theater. The cost of tickets are $29 and $24 for the public; and $12 and $10 for all students. The performance is part of the University’s Season Subscription Series. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office.

Smoke In A Structure Reported On South Avenue In Bradford

BREAKING NEWS:9:01pm-3-14-09
Bradford Township firefighters are responding to a call for smoke in a structure at 1524 South Avenue in Bradford.

March 14, 2009- Mutual Aid to Lewis Run

At 2058 hours, a first alarm assignment was dispatched to Station 6 at 1524 South Avenue in Lewis Run Borough. Engine-153 and a crew of 8 responded and remained on scene for about an hour searching for a smoke odor. The Thermal Imaging Camera and Heat Sensors were used to search the structure . Station 15 units were released by Chief 6 at 2206 hours.

Don’t Miss the New Potter County Education Council Website

Don’t Miss the New Potter County Education Council Website

The Potter County Education Council has unveiled a new website and logo. The website, created by Fortress Studios-a local website and graphic design company, has many new features and functions. Included are a registration section that will allow you to create an account and sign-up for classes directly on-line, a new calendar that allows you to see class descriptions, times and dates of each course, and a “What’s New” and “Special Events” section. So check out our brand new look at the same web address at and let us know what you think!!

Coudersport Elementary School Events For Preschool Students Entering Kindergarten

Coudersport Elementary School will have two special upcoming events for all preschool students who will enter Kindergarten this fall:

On Tuesday, April 7, 2009, we will be hosting a “Kindergarten Then & Now” program. This event will be for Parents and incoming Kindergarten children. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a pizza party, followed by an informative meeting for parents and “Fun in the Gym” for the students. RSVP the school by Friday, April 3. This will assure that there is enough pizza for everyone. Call: 260-4043, or 260-4033.


On Tuesday, April 21, 2009, we are inviting all preschool students who will begin Kindergarten in the fall, to attend “Kindergarten Experience Day”. This will afford the children time to spend in the classroom and experience some great activities with the teachers. This event will be exclusively for the children. Plan to drop your child off and check them in at 8:50 a.m. in the Main Foyer. You will pick them up and sign them out at 10:30 a.m. same location. If your child attends a pre-school program the group as a whole is welcome to attend. We will need each family to RSVP individually to be sure we have each preschool child accounted for. Please RSVP no later than Friday, April 17. You may call 260-4043, or 260-4033.

Potter County Habitat Sets Events & Projects

Potter County Habitat For Humanity
· Publication of a brand new Habitat For Humanity Cookbook. This is the first one ever done by the Potter County HFH and we are hoping it will prove to be a great fundraiser. We are looking at a ready date by the first of April, 2009. Our thanks to Shiela Easton for heading up the Cookbook Project.

· We are working on our Second Annual Volunteer Dinner to be held in May, 2009. If you are a past Volunteer, a present Volunteer or would like to get involved in volunteering with Potter County Habitat For Humanity, we would encourage you to attend. Exact date and location will be determined soon!

· The date has been set for the annual Habitat For Humanity Golf Tournament at the Coudersport Golf Club. It is Wednesday, June 17, 2009! Some changes are being made for this year’s Tournament. It is not too soon to put the date of your calendar. We are looking for a very good turnout – our goal is to have 18 teams on the course. We will need many volunteers to make this a successful fund-raiser for Habitat. We will be looking for hole sponsors and donations of gifts and door prizes as well as cash donations. If you are willing to help with a donation, please contact Shiela Easton at

General Vet Care- Is it an Emergency?

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Potter County will be hosting a General Vet Care- Is it an Emergency? video teleconference program on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30PM at the Potter County Education Council in Coudersport.

Lew Trumble, Regional Extension Horse Specialist, will be discussing the importance of establishing a working relationship with your vet, information you should have when you call the vet-necessary for determining whether it is an emergency, and how critical, what MAY be wrong with your horse, what you can do while waiting for the vet, if they are really needed and supplies you should have on hand to treat non emergency situations.

There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions. There is no cost for 4-H members and leaders, $5.00 for general public. The class is open to anyone interested in horses.

To register, please call the Potter County Extension Office at 814-274-8540. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Community members who would like to apply for a temporary job as a census taker in 2010 can take the employment test on Thursday, March 19, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The test will be given at 7:30 p.m. in 111 Swarts Hall. There is no charge to take the test, which will take about 30 minutes to complete.

Those wishing to take the test need to bring with them approved forms of identification, which can be viewed at: Also available at that site are an employment application and a census practice test.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently recruiting part-time census takers, who will update address lists and conduct interviews with community residents. Most positions require a valid driver’s license and the use of a vehicle.

Census takers will work up to 40 hours per week, will receive competitive pay on a weekly basis, flexible hours and reimbursement for authorized mileage and related expenses.

For more information, contact Dr. Holly Spittler in Pitt-Bradford’s Office of Career Services at 362-7657.


MEADVILLE – Representatives of companies that generate hazardous or residual waste can learn more about waste handling regulations during a March 26 seminar conducted by the Department of Environmental Protection.

The session will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville.

“Business owners and operators have a lot of important issues demanding their time, so DEP is presenting this seminar as an aid to managers who have to follow industrial waste handling regulations,” said DEP Regional Director Kelly Burch. “We will cover everything from proper disposal of general plant trash to hazardous waste.”

Other topics to be discussed include emergency response plans, employee training, record keeping and storage requirements.

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Those who wish to attend should contact Cindy Fry at 814-332-6848 or via fax at 814-332-6117. There is no registration fee.

DEP conducts similar sessions every year throughout northwestern Pennsylvania.

For more information on waste management, visit, keyword: waste management.

J & J Computers Writes....

Dear Mr. Jones
I would like to Publicly Apologize To anyone & Everyone that stopped by my shop this last week. J & J Computers is not a hoax's. I will be opening back up Sunday Morning at 8Am. The reason I have not been open was I had an urgent matter That I had to take care of immediately So again I am truly sorry to anyone and everyone who's stopped and found that I was not opened. I will be open 7 Days a week 8 Am to 8Pm. I will Not be open this coming friday the 20 threw sunday the 21 but monday I will resume 7 days a week. I thank you all for your understanding on this matter.
Thank you all for your support
James R Quinn
J & J Computers
305 E Academy st
Shinglehouse Pa, 16748
(814) 697-7111

Bradford Little Theatre Seeks Directors For 09-10 Season

Bradford Little Theatre is seeking people who would like to direct a show in the 2009-10 season.

Anyone interested in directing a production can contact BLT president Richard Marcott or any BLT board member by April 15. Marcott can be reached at 3 Parkway Lane or by e-mail through

“While would-be directors may have a particular show in mind,” Marcott said, “it’s not mandatory. The board can offer several pre-approved plays for your consideration.”

The season will include at least three productions with performance space reserved for Oct. 16-18, Dec. 18-20, 2009 and March 13-15, May 14-16, 2010 at the Bromeley Family Theatre, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Other venues are possible as well.

In addition to full-length plays like mysteries, comedies, dramas and musicals, BLT is open to special projects such as an evening of one-act performances.

Once someone indicates an interest, Marcott said the board will help that person develop a submission package to be considered for our 2009-2010 season to be announced this summer. Also, he noted, those interested in learning to direct are encouraged to contact BLT about being an assistant director.

For further information, people may contact Marcott.

The BLT season is supported by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Elk County Council on the Arts. Also, McKean Arts Council supports this season.

Now in its 12th season, continues to promote, encourage, and produce community-based theatre in the Bradford area. By making theatre available and accessible to the public, BLT provides opportunities for community participation, appreciation, and education, thus enriching the community and increasing interest in the arts. An award-winning theatre company, BLT is a member of the American Association of Community Theatres, the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS), and is a founding member of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Theatres.

Posted by Anne Holliday

Man Dead After Stepping In Front Of Jasper, NY Driver North Of Harrisburg

Man Struck, Killed in Perry County
Watts Township, Pa. - State police say a man was killed when he was struck by a car along Route 11/15 in Perry County late Friday

Stephen Heilig, 41, of New Cumberland, apparently stepped in front of the vehicle as he was walking along the roadway in Watts Township. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Heilig had been involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend just before the accident, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m.

Police said the driver, 21-year-old Mark Lemay, of Jasper, New York, is not at fault for the accident.

Natural Gas Drilling To Bolster Area Economy

Upsurge In Natural Gas Drilling Imminent

Potter County Today

A slowdown in gas and exploration and production is expected to ease in the coming weeks, according to industry officials. Just two new wells have been drilled in Potter County since October.

Up until that time, drillers were busier than they had been at any time in recent history. Some 51 gas or oil wells were drilled from August through October. Pleasant Valley, Bingham, Ulysses, Genesee and Eulalia townships had the most activity.

(c) Solomon's words

Lower gas prices and weather factors have slowed gas exploration and production. Officials point out that the statistics don’t yet reflect deeply buried natural gas in the Marcellus shale formation.

That production, which involves “hyrdrofacturing” of the shale through horizontal drilling and millions of gallons of water per well, is anticipated to increase rapidly and continue for many years. The accompanying photo shows a hydrofracturing operation taking place off Rt. 6 last year near Roulette.

Oil and gas development is already having a positive economic impact through the payment of leases and royalties, and greater use of motel rooms, restaurants, gas stations and other businesses.

On a related note, Pennsylvania recently spent $152,000 to plug an abandoned well in Ulysses Township that was threatening the environment and public safety. Funding comes from surcharges on well-drilling permits and from the voter-approved Growing Greener II program.

Wild Fire On Eleven Mile Road

BREAKING NEWS:2:37 pm-3-14-09
Shinglehouse fire units are responding to a wild fire at 3224 Eleven Mile Road about 5 miles up from Millport. FIRE UNDER CONTROL at 2:58 pm. About 1/8th of an acre was burned.

Residents are warned to use extreme caution as the sun dries out grass and leaves, a wild fire can race across a field or woods very quickly. Sometimes residents responsible for a wild fire are billed for the cost of putting it out.

Vernon J. “Bing” Lewis, 78, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Vernon J. “Bing” Lewis, died Thursday (Mar. 12, 2009) in Shands at University of Florida Medical Center, Gainesville, FL.

Born June 28, 1930, in Olean, NY, he was a son of Emery and Cleo Smith Lewis. On July 9, 1961, in Keating Summit, PA, he married Ann P. Reitz, who survives.

Mr. Lewis had been employed by Sylvania Co., Emporium, PA, for 30 years, and later with Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany, for 10 years, before his retirement.

He was a veteran, having served with the US Marines Corp. in the Korean Conflict.

He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Austin High School, Class of 1948.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Ann, are two sons, Larry K. (Barbara)
Werts of Bradford, NY, and Dennis R. (Robyn) Werts of Bradford, PA; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene (Mary Ellen) Lewis and Richard (Diane) Lewis, both of Port Allegany; two sisters, Geraldine Moses and Bonnie (Charles) Bonawitz both of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Cletis O. Lewis, Ronald F. Lewis, Charles E. Lewis.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor, and Rev. Bruce Moses, co-officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard at the church, following the service.

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Police Expect To File Charges In Austin Incident

WESB NEWS---Austin Man Facing Assault Charges

An Austin man is facing charges following an incident in front of the Cock-Eyed Cricket Bar on Main Street in the borough.

Police say the suspect discharged a pellet from an air rifle that hit Berna Walker's car then hit Kyle Gledhill of Austin in the right thigh as he was outside the vehicle.

Police didn't release the suspect's name but did say the investigation is continuing and they expect to file charges in the near future.

Ulysses Man Flown To Robert Packer After Hitting Pole

WESB NEWS---Ulysses Man Hospitaized After Car Hits Utility Pole

A Ulysses man was airlifted to a hospital following an accident Friday morning on Route 49 when his car hit a utility pole.

19-year-old Robert Prouty was traveling west on 49 when his vehicle left the road and hit the utility pole. It traveled back onto the road and off the other side, where it hit a wooden fence.

Prouty was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment.

Lycoming County Man/Wife Charged In Alleged Sexual Abuse Of School Girl

Accused area sex abuser jailed on nearly 200 counts

Sun Gazette

A Clinton Township couple surrendered Thursday to face charges stemming from the alleged sexual abuse of a school-aged girl in the township during a two-year period, according to state police.

Gary Eugene Segraves, 35, of 62 Grandview Drive was arrested on 197 felony and misdemeanor counts of various charges ranging from rape to aggravated indecent assault.

His wife, Melissa Ann, 33, also was arrested on one count each of endangering the welfare of children and corrupting the morals of a minor.

Trooper Marcia I. Barnhart, the lead investigator, alleges that Gary Segraves raped the girl dozens of times between January 2006 and January 2008. More...

DEP Not Trying To Impede Gas Drilling In PA

DEP boss: Agency is not hostile to business climate

Sun Gazette

Just because the state Department of Environmental Protection has the very vital role of protecting water, air and other resources, it should not be perceived as an anti-business agency.

"We do not come to work to put people out of business," said DEP Acting Secretary John Hanger. "The old sense that you have to sacrifice the environment to have a healthy economy is yesterday's world."

Hanger, a former Public Utility Commission commissioner who most recently served as president of PennFuture, discussed the philosophy and goals of the agency and how they relate to the economy during a visit to the Sun-Gazette Friday.

He said DEP is in no way trying to impede what may be a boon for parts of the state, including Lycoming County: development of the natural gas deposits to be found in the Marcellus Shale. More...

Irene E. Robinson, 78, Wellsboro, PA

Irene E. Robinson, 78, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away March 13, 2009 at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro.

She was born January 8, 1931 in Galeton, PA, the daughter of Arthur and Illa Frazier Coole.

Irene was employed for many years as a dental assistant to Dr. Franklin Coole.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Penny Robinson of Mansfield, PA; two sisters, Belva Cabeen of Magnolia, TX, Barbara Ayers of Darien, NY; four brothers, Arvid Coole of Perkinston, MS, Roger Coole of Groves, TX, Carl Coole of Donie, TX, Larry Coole of Oswayo, PA; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 2001.

Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Monday from 7-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Keith Diehl officiating. Burial in Whitneyville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Irene's memory may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA; or the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Sympath"e" cards may be sent to Irene's family at

Calendar Of Events From

March 14

There will be a soup supper at the Galeton VFW from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. $5.00 for soup and dessert or $6.00 with bread bowl. Proceeds will benefit the Galeton High School Girls Softball program.

March 14

There will be a ham and turkey raffle at the Roulette Fire hall. Doors open at 6:00pm, raffle starts at 7:00. Free refreshments, raffles, door prizes, meat giveaways. Must be 21 years of age.

March 15

The Eldred Knights of Columbus will hold their annual pancake breakfast from 9:00 am to noon at the Coleman Center. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

March 15

A benefit chicken and biscuit dinner for Colin Graves will be held at the Chatham Township Fire Hall beginning at noon.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Zito Media Completes Fiber Optic Loop Around McKean County For Super Fast Internet

Loop completed

Zito Media Communications has completed, in essence, a 100-lane highway through McKean County without cutting a single tree.

Just like early settler trails, railroads and interstate highways that provided routes to transport goods and services, the $1.5 million loop provides the infrastructure to meet demands of an increasingly competitive and technological business world, explained Zito’s vice president of business development, Steve Zwerin, on Friday.

“Those communities that had railroads opened up decades of prosperity,” Zwerin said. “We have laid the optical railroad of the future.” More...

Teresa C. Kisiel Announces Candidacy For Coudersport Borough Tax Collector

Teresa C. Kisiel

Teresa C. Kisiel is a candidate for re-election as Tax Collector for Coudersport Borough subject to the Democratic Primary on May 19, 2009. Teresa has served as Coudersport Borough Tax Collector for the past 26 years and would appreciate the support of Democrats in the upcoming Primary, as well as write-in votes from the many Republicans she serves within the Borough.

Super Saturday Sale At Port Allegany Jubilee

Big Savings At Port Allegany Jubilee


Possible Chimney Fire Reported On High Street

BREAKING NEWS:9:40pm-3-13-09
Bradford Township Fire Department has been dispatched to a possible chimney fire on High Street.


California Firm Recalls Poultry Products Imported From an Unapproved Source

Mighty-O Expands Donut Recall to include Nutty Vanilla, Chocolate Chocolate with Nuts, and Nutty French Toast donuts Because of Possible Health Risk (March 11)

Asia Cash and Carry Recalls Crown Farms Brand Gulsha Fish Because of Possible Health Risk (March 13)

Weaver Popcorn Company Issues a Nationwide Precautionary Voluntary Recall of 12 oz. (340g) Trail's End Chocolatey Peanut Clusters (March 13)

Premier Packing Company Is Recalling Raw Redskin Peanuts, Raw Spanish Peanuts, Raw Blanched Redskin Peanuts, and Toasted Diced Peanuts Because of A Possible Health Risk (March 12)

SCNS Sports Foods Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 10th Tee Peanut Honey Back Nine Golf Energy Bars Due to Possible Health Risk (March 13)