of Central Pennsylvania
School board candidate sees opportunities
by Rick Madore
witnessed this event become more and more
strategic plan for accomplishing our mis-
pletely new direction but rather a commit-
political, partisan and predictable and less
sion. We have launched the 2007-08 school
ment to excellence. For instance, let us look
enlightening, inspiring and unifying. We are
year anticipating the same kinds of success-
at our curriculum. The curriculum at State
diminished as a nation for this, and I am
es we have experienced in our history. With
High is broad and extensive but it is con-
committed to not following that lead in our
a broad curriculum, over 7,100 students,
stantly evolving. Every year brings some
community. As I contemplate our school
experienced teachers and staff, and eighteen
change as it is tailored to fit current needs.
district and its future, I see many opportuni-
separate properties, we indeed have already
Contrary to some rumors, no attempt will
ties for enlightening, inspiring and unify-
set a course and are making headway
be made to cut any particular area yet, in the
ing. I look forward to being part of the lead-
towards our goals.
course of natural events some specifics may
ership team and am confident that the
There are those who ask what new direc-
drop and others added. The CTC has been a
“Board-Elect” will deliver the educational
tion the new “Board-Elect” will bring. The
marvelously successful program under the
product we all desire and have come to
expect. I look forward to delivering a State
In most ways there will be far more directions that remain
of the District address that thrills our com-
the same than change to new.
munity to rally behind our schools and stu-
Last Friday night I attended our State
answer will likely contradict the question.
leadership of Carolyn Foust and should be
High football game at Memorial Field and
In most ways there will be far more direc-
maintained under the next administrator.
listened to our marvelous marching band
tions that remain the same than change to
The elementary curriculum, particularly
perform the traditional “Anchors Aweigh.” I
new. Like that big ship, it does not turn
surrounding math, seems to cause conster-
had just been asked to write these few
about quickly, nor do I wish it to. I believe
nation for some students, parents and teach-
Each year the president of the United
words on what new direction I intended for
that by making small but well planned alter-
ers. While it will be reevaluated on an ongo-
States is required to deliver a State of the
our District and it struck me that we do have
ations in the course of how we conduct the
ing basis, it would be inappropriate for me
Union Address to Congress and we, the
some similarity with that ship at sea,
Board’s leadership, we can better serve our
to determine a new direction when we have
people. This speech or document is to
beyond the fight song. Currently we are
students, teachers and public. We have
valuable educational professionals doing
apprise Congress of the status of our nation,
sailing a very large organization with over a
many things in our District that we do well
this as their job. The core point is that I
highlight recent accomplishments, and out-
one hundred million dollar annual budget.
and we should not endeavor to change sim-
line the intended agenda the administration
We have traditions and high expectations.
ply for the sake of change. Striving for con-
, pg. 21
intends to pursue. Unfortunately, we have
Recently we have developed a rigorous
stant improvement does not mean a com-
American images of Columbus change over time
by Christopher Lee
Or was he a hero struggling valiantly
against the odds with great sailing skill to
Boalsburg in Centre County has the
prove the world was round and to find a
strongest connection with Christopher
western sea route for trade with the Far
Columbus in the entire United States. The
East. That’s how Washington Irving saw it
Boal family is descended from Christopher
in 1828 in his book, “The Life and Voyages
Columbus and inherited and imported to
of Christopher Columbus.”
Boalsburg in 1909 a centuries-old Spanish
If you go back further, just after the
chapel from the Columbus Castle in Spain
Revolutionary War, Columbus was a non-
including the Admiral’s Desk of
English founding father heartily embraced
Christopher Columbus himself.
by the colonists who had just thrown off the
So there will be a daytime multicultural
How can a man who died in 1506 have
festival and a fancy evening ball in
changed so much since then? Columbus
Boalsburg on Saturday, October 6, to cele-
hasn’t changed, but the American demo-
brate this unique connection with the
graphic has. We’re less and less a nation of
famous Christopher Columbus.
western European Protestants and more and
And why not? Columbus discovered
more a mix of diverse cultures.
America, didn’t he? And we’re all proud to
And that’s something to celebrate. As
be Americans, aren’t we?
Photo by Bob Airhart
Penn State President Bryce Jordan once
Just a minute! Wasn’t Columbus that
A festival to celebrate the Boal Mansion Museum in Boalsburg will be held Saturday Oct. 6, 2007.
said in a speech on the steps of the Boal
greedy Euro-centric invader, exploiter and
of the blessings of American citizenship
streaming to America in the 19th and early
decimator of native cultures? Or maybe he
, pg. 21
granted to impoverished immigrants
was the Italian Catholic who was a symbol
of Central Pennsylvania
opened for public attendance. Dialogue will
challenge our students to envision them-
, pg. 20
What then, did your “Vote for Change”
be encouraged at all levels through our dis-
selves achieving beyond the ordinary, and
really mean? I intend to deliver for our com-
trict so that good communication can lead
often arbitrary, level of proficiency. Great
carry no agenda vis-à-vis our curriculum
munity a change in the culture of how our
to better understanding and synergistic
education seeks to combine traditional
other than to continue to make it as strong
School Board operates. We will be more
improvements. By incorporating these
learning with natural talent, mixing in cre-
and suitable as possible.
open to the public, the teachers and the stu-
ideas, I am convinced that we can help to
ativity, diligence, hard work and varied
I believe we also have the proper heading
dents. We will seek ways to enhance the
heal the recent dissension within our com-
interest to challenge each individual to push
regarding our teaching faculty and staff. As
flow of communication through all levels of
munity and build consensus for our mutual
the envelope of his or her potential. With an
we proceed through the next several years,
our District. We will value those who come
commitment to excellence in education.
increased use of available technologies, I
we must continue to place emphasis on
to us with their concerns, criticisms, and
Engaging the public at the board level is
expect to measure and monitor the results of
recruiting and retaining excellence and
ideas. We will be more transparent in our
certainly one goal. We also have the oppor-
our efforts so that we will be aware of our
enthusiasm in those who have the most
deliberations, and information will be more
tunity to encourage a deeper engagement of
successes and shortcomings and can make
direct influence on our students. Teachers
accessible to all stakeholders. These goals
our students in school activities. I believe
adjustments accordingly. The stakes are
are the most critical component we provide
may, in cases, require slight policy changes
that students will be greatly enriched at all
high for our children and we cannot afford
so the more we can enhance this relation-
but more importantly require a change in
levels by becoming involved in a meaning-
to have even one get “lost at sea.”
ship the better our outcomes. Salary is very
mindset. Just as we have committed to
ful activity such as music, sports or commu-
Let’s Go STATE !
important for our employees but so too is
adding technology to our classrooms so will
nity service. The No Child Left Behind leg-
Rick Madore is one of the five primary
the support in materials, resources, two way
we enhance the boardroom. The district
islation puts a great emphasis on progress in
election winners for State College Area
communication, administration, continuing
Website, not a poor Website currently, can
test scores for core subjects. While this is
School Board Director. He is a long time
development and acknowledgement. We
become an even better tool for students,
critically important, it can sometimes miss
resident, a State High alum, a parent of one
can add value for our faculty and staff in all
parents, teachers and concerned taxpayers.
on the overall educational growth of our
alum and two current students, and a den-
these areas and enhance their efforts for our
Our Citizens Advisory Committees will be
students into great people and citizens. I
tist in our community.
Columbus, but about us, as Americans. We
door from the Old World to the New World.
of Columbus in Pennsylvania” nationwide
keep changing and therefore so does
This feat was the beginning of the
for the Columbus 500th in 1992.
, pg. 20
-- people coming
You say you’ve never even seen the
Mansion, “In America, diversity is not a
One thing that hasn’t change over the
from elsewhere and exploring and settling
Columbus Chapel? What are you waiting
threat, it is a resource.”
centuries: Columbus is the man who per-
an area and creating a society. That process
for? When you come to Boalsburg on
That diversity is what Boalsburg cele-
formed one of the most important historic
- you decide whether it’s heroic or exploita-
October 6 or on any other day, be prepared
brates on October 6. It’s not really about
events of the last millennium - he opened
tive -- continues today, right here in Centre
to find yourself asking, What does it really
County and throughout America.
mean to be an American? That’s the kind of
So, in Boalsburg, everyday is Columbus
question they ask, and answer, everyday in
Day and it’s OK to celebrate Columbus if
historic Boalsburg, just three miles east of
you do it the way Boalsburg does, with a
festival celebrating the food, music and
crafts of the many cultures which have
Christopher Lee is President of the
shaped America, from Native Americans to
Boalsburg Village Conservancy, sponsor of
the most recent immigrants.
the October 6 festival, and CEO of the
You’ll even meet Christopher Columbus
Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion
in Boalsburg on October 6, in period dress,
Museum, site of the October 6 ball. He is a
talking with festival-goers during the after-
descendant of the Boal and Columbus fam-
noon and with the ball guests in the
evening. You’ll also meet the Scottish-Irish
pioneer David Boal, who founded the Boal
For details on Boal Mansion,
Mansion in 1789. And the children will
Columbus and the Oct. 6 events in
enjoy free wagon rides with a guided histor-
Boalsburg, go to http://boalmuse-
ical tour between historic Boalsburg village
um.com or contact office@boalmuse-
and the Columbus Chapel at the Boal
um.com or (814) 466-9266.
Mansion Museum, where guided tours are
To celebrate Columbus this way pro-
motes cultural harmony through cultural
awareness and brings together diverse cul-
tures in one place at one time, forging a link
of common place and purpose, and refresh-
ing our common American spirit.
You might even encounter a Belgian crew
filming for an upcoming documentary enti-
tled “Pennsylvania in Search of Columbus.”
This follows BBC-TV’s “Old World, New
World” which broadcast the Boalsburg
Columbus story throughout the United
Kingdom a few years ago and PBS-TV
which produced and broadcast “The Heirs
of Central Pennsylvania
Pompous publicity stunts are no help to Africa
by Aaron Troisi
than ever. The debt crisis in Africa, fueled
what is going on in Africa, but that ethno-
tributed over $7 billion to more than 450
by the actions of American citizens, has
centric hubris insists on rejecting any valu-
programs in 136 countries. According to its
paved the way for corrupt governments,
able knowledge—everyone knows that their
documents, 55 percent of the Fund’s contri-
sectarian violence, poverty, malnutrition
solutions are the correct ones, and everyone
butions are distributed in Sub-Saharan
and starvation and an unprecedented AIDS
is fighting each other (and many times, even
Africa, a majority (64 percent) to govern-
epidemic. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most
against the African people) to implement
ments for their discretionary use. The Fund
indebted region in the world, home to 34
their policies and views in Africa.
“does not dictate where or how its funding
(81percent) of the 42 nations considered to
There has been a recent spate of pompous
is to be used.” It’s up to the governments.
be “heavily indebted” to the World Bank.
publicity stunts: Madonna adopting an
And where and how is the funding used?
Of the 175 countries ranked in the United
“orphan” from Sierra Leone, Richard Gere
The money goes into the pockets of corrupt
politicians and not to the African people.
This is called capital flight. Corruption is
For too long Americans have rested upon our fat assets
officials converting public funds into pri-
and smoothly ridden the luxuries afforded us by the
vate assets—for instance, investing in a
destruction of Africa.
local corporation for their personal benefit.
Capital flight is worse and occurs when
and Gwenyth Paltrow in makeup definitely
officials use public funds privately to con-
Report,” the bottom 25 are all located in
stating they are African, Bono introducing
tribute to economic growth in their own sys-
his Red campaign. Assuming that such
tems. Examples of capital flight are Kenyan
The misunderstandings and abuse perpe-
actions will have positive affects without
officials purchasing BMWs or politicians
trated by the Western world exacerbate
understanding the people or systems at
from Equatorial Guinea buying mansions in
these problems. Americans and Europeans
work in Africa is ignorant, arrogant and
accept a myopic perspective that Africans
assures that these campaigns will invariably
Capital flight is rampant in Sub-Saharan
Americans are abetting the rape of
are uneducated, poor, starving, and
fuel the conditions they intend to alleviate.
Africa. According to some scholars, as
African peoples. By denying this relation-
oppressed, and that the only answers to
Bono’s Red campaign one such example.
much as 80 percent of every loan granted to
ship or refusing to evaluate our internation-
their problems are our first-world solutions.
Motorola, American Express, Gap and
African countries is converted into private
al influence, even our philanthropic efforts
This has led to an alarming increase in both
Apple are already in tow and donate por-
assets and credited to foreign nations.
fall short and do little but intensify the terri-
the “aid” to African countries and in inter-
tions of the profits from Red campaign
Capital flight results in mountainous debt
ble conditions they intend to improve. This
national interest in African affairs.
product sales to the Global Fund.
for the region, which drains public educa-
is especially true of corporate programs,
However, both this aid and interest is des-
The Global Fund is a financing organiza-
tion and national health programs. In order
like Bono’s Red campaign.
tined to failure by Western misunderstand-
tion set on fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and
How can such campaigns do anything but
ings concerning current African conditions.
malaria in the developing world. Since its
, pg. 23
good? Today African citizens are worse off
It is not simply that nobody understands
establishment in 2002, the Fund has con-
Christmas troop withdrawal meant to fool us
earlier this year, he said that the only solu-
killed by then?
by Mike Sletson
To contact Sen. Arlen Specter:
tion to Iraq’s problems was a political one,
Our best hope is that Congress will cut
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The war in Iraq was always a bad idea. It
not a military one. Now, General Petraeus
off, or reduce, the funds for this war. For us
Washington, D.C. 20510
was motivated by a futile desire to create an
has changed his tune.
Pennsylvanians, our only hope is to per-
American empire built on Iraqi oil. Bush’s
The problem is that Bush has no policy,
suade Senator Arlen Specter to join other
advisers said that Iraqi oil would pay for the
no new strategy. He knows he can’t defeat
thoughtful Republican senators like Chuck
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cost of the war. General Eric Shinseki, the
the terrorists militarily, but he thinks he can
Hegel and Olympia Snowe and to call on
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US Army chief of staff in 2003, warned the
fool the American people by announcing
the president to bring the troops home.
How many more American troops and how many more Iraqi
Mike Sletson has for more than fifty years
been a public advocate for peace and jus-
To contact Sen. Bob Casey:
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tice in New York, Philadelphia and State
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that he will withdraw some of the troops by
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the number remaining in Iraq then will
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many more American troops, and how
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assumed command of the US forces in Iraq
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of Central Pennsylvania
sumers who eat up their promos. But they
, pg. 22
all “know” that it “helps,” and that’s a real-
ly pretty idea. It solidifies in their minds the
to pay back their debts, having generated no
illusion that their involvement, which has
profit from their loans, the same politicians
been willingly chosen (as opposed to, in
who get fat off of capital flight draw funds
reality, historically established), is benefi-
from their country’s infrastructures, welfare
cial. In truth, all Americans, whether they
systems, public services, police and fire sta-
realize it or not, are involved in African
tions, hospitals and so on. IMF-imposed
affairs and through corporate campaigns,
“Structural Adjustment Programs” intensify
daily consumption, or voting every
the problem by mandating controls on infla-
November, their involvement is detrimental
tion and cuts in public programs. In 2001,
to African peoples.
with total debt already standing at $209 bil-
For too long Americans have rested upon
lion, the region borrowed $11.4 billion and
our fat assets and smoothly ridden the luxu-
repaid $14 billion. That same year, total
ries afforded us by the destruction of Africa.
debt service repayment averaged 3.8 per-
Let’s wake up. If we must consume, let us
cent of these nations GDPs, while health
consume wisely. If we want to help, let’s do
care averaged only 2.4 percent.
something effective. Because I am not
So what about the Red campaign, and the
alone in this conviction that if I had to sum
Global Fund’s donation of billions of dol-
up, in one word, my feelings toward the
lars to Sub-Saharan African governments?
future of Africa, it would be this: sca(red).
Where does that money go?
Aaron Troisi is a Penn State student
The Global Fund sure doesn’t know. And
majoring in African and African American
neither does Bono or the other celebrities
Studies, Anthropology, and Crime, Law,
who endorse the campaign or the con-
Whitey says Pa is on a roll
But that would impose very high fees at
by David Silverman
I was talking
the toll booths. The trucking companies and
the other day to Whitey Blue, longtime
the public couldn’t afford it!
Centre Region resident and hardnose.
“The trucking companies would have to
Whitey, what do you think about
raise their transportation charges to make
Pennsylvania making I-80 a toll road?
up for it.”
Fill in the grid so every row, every column, and every 3-by-3 box contains the
“Great idea, except for the ownership.”
That would mean higher prices for the
digits 1 through 9. There is no math involved. You solve the puzzle with reason
Shouldn’t it just belong to the State of
and logic. Thanks to Peter Morris for contributing this puzzle. The solution to
“That’s right. If the prices get too high
this month’s puzzle can be found on pg. 21 of this issue.
“No, I think that I-80 and the Pa.
the yahoos would just have to do without.”
Turnpike should have private owners!”
How about the impact on people using
Letter: On TIFs and local officials
How would that help? If my memory
those roads to get to and from work?
serves me correctly, the Pa. Turnpike was
“If they don’t make enough to pay the
A comment or two about a matter or two:
time pontificating on national issues when
initially privately owned.
tolls let them use secondary roads.”
Kudos to Don Gordon and Kevin Handwerk
such extraneous b.s. takes time away from
“I mean complete ownership; no govern-
That would increase their travel time to
for their articles in the September issue of
the real business at hand.
ment interference. It would require charg-
and from work considerably!
on Tax Increment Financing for the
If I ever need to know where any member
ing enough to operate and maintain the
“That’s life. Let ‘em get up earlier in the
proposed Fraser Center.
of council or any wanna be stands on
morning and get home a little later at night.”
Hopefully, these stories have opened the
national issues, I’ll stop them on the street
eyes of people who didn’t know what TIFS
are or the long range ramifications
Ross A. Matlack, Jr.
between the puppy and the bowl, much to
involved. Taxpayers in Pittsburgh and
State College, Pa.
, pg. 24
the pup’s chagrin. It’s really just a power
Allegheny County were left holding the bag
eye-level of the adult, but out of reach of the
play. When they’ve gone through the
when a brand new department store in a
pup. Three menus, three different levels of
motions of tasting a small sample of food,
brand new building in a prime location in
In the OpEd section of the September
access, one feeding time, problem solved.
and tire of glowering at the yapping pup,
downtown Pittsburgh—built with TIF
, the capital of Turkey was
Ah, you may ask, but what about the cat?
they’ll move on, rather pleased with them-
financing—closed less than three years
incorrectly identified as Istanbul. The cap-
It has meal-cart blanche to both dog and
ital of Turkey has been Ankara since
puppy food as well as its own. The cats will
And as far as keeping us away from the
Somehow, I cannot envision a waiting list
1923, when Kemal Ataturk named it as
eat dog food. In fact, that’s what we serve
cat food? No worries. We’ll just snack on
of people eager to plunk down $600 grand
the capital of the new secular republic that
for a day or two if we run out of cat food.
it after it’s been through the cat once.
to buy a condominium on Fraser Street, but
he founded in that land.
The formula isn’t bad for them, just the kib-
I might be wrong.
ble size. So a cat might take a dog food
If council candidate Peter Morris is elect-
Send letters to the editor:
meal “to go,” and you’ll just find a stray
ed to Borough Council one hopes that he
Got opinions? Send your edito-
crunchie later on a dresser or on your pil-
will remember to deal strictly with the
rials to Oped@voicesweb.org
or to: 133 S. Allen St.
low. Some sinister cats will slide into the
issues facing the community. It is presump-
State College, Pa. 16801
puppy feeding zone and park themselves
tuous for any member of council to waste
of Central Pennsylvania
Here’s another tip: since you’re not per-
and we’re not going to build any. There’s
mitted to smoke in any university buildings,
got to be a better solution. Can we train
or have open flames, or even burn incense,
them only to eat their own food? What do
A S K
pot smoke is probably not the subtlest
you recommend? Signed, This Bites
aroma to introduce.
Dear The Hand That Feed Them,
I hear that they’re going to start cracking
I am not advocating marijuana use, but
The problem is, you’re thinking big—and
down more on drugs in the area. Will they
for someone who runs an academic depart-
you need to think small. You’re thinking of
enforce the law everywhere, or just concen-
ment specializing in curriculum design,
separation, but you need to think unity.
trate on us students again? Why should
here’s a brief syllabus for Buzz 101. In
You’ve heard of the food pyramid? And in
they care if we smoke a little pot now and
your case, let’s call them plummeting-over-
journalism, you’ve heard of the inverted
then? We’re just college students, we’re not
the-cliff notes. First, don’t get high at all.
pyramid, where the most pertinent details,
some stupid criminals. How about a little
Second, if you must get high, only get high
or main conclusion go up top, and the
equality, please? Signed Clear the Air
marijuana was escaping from 164B North
at home. Third, if you have to get high out-
remaining details run lower? Same thing.
Chambers Building -- Nelson's office.
side the home, try not to do it at work—or
Except in this column.
Dear Clearly in Error,
on university property. At the very least, try
Most importantly—at the top--cat food is
What’s clear is the evidence that marijua-
Nelson admitted to smoking marijuana
to be OUTSIDE, Einstein. Don’t get high
more expensive, so it needs to be conserved.
na doesn’t make people any smarter.
cigarettes soon after police arrived there,
in the car, because it won’t improve your
Put it up higher, where the cat can reach it,
Apparently, a Ph.D. doesn’t either. It seems
the complaint says. Police reported that
driving any more than that I-Phone will.
but the dogs can’t—say on a counter.
that it not just students getting the cruel
they confiscated a number of items, includ-
Puppy food is next in price. It’s like candy
treatment for being kind. This little tidbit
ing bags with marijuana and rolling
to big dogs, and it’s soft, so we can hoover
was printed in the Centre Daily Times last
We have a cat, a grown dog and a puppy.
it down in seconds. But puppies are small,
The problem is, the dog likes all three kinds
so put their food where they can reach it,
Now, if the good doctor’s common sense
of food, and the puppy likes the cat food.
but the big ones can’t get at it—like behind
“Murry R. Nelson,
60, of College
is as misplaced as the modifiers in the CDT
The cat doesn’t stand a chance and ends up
a door wedged so that it will only admit a
Township, is the department head in cur-
account, then he deserves to get busted if he
going hungry some of the time. We don’t
puppy, not the fatheaded adult.
riculum and instruction in the College of
started smoking the marijuana soon after
want to feed them all the same thing, and
Place the adult dog food on a chair, at
Education. Shortly after noon on July 29,
the police arrived. Here’s a little tip: when
we don’t have the time or energy to have
according to a criminal complaint, campus
the police arrive, don’t fire up. Better yet,
three separate mealtimes. We don’t have
police got word that the smell of burning
start spraying some air freshener.
the space for three separate dining rooms,
, pg. 23
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unexpectedly becomes prime minister. Her unique platform—bolstered by her sass and
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wit—captures the heart of a nation.
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