REGION Sunday, October 27, 2002 — A-5 Martin passes Sarge; bratwurst grill returniii PUNXSUTAWNEY- Hopefully, you turned back your clocks last night and aren't running an hour ahead of schedule. (Hmmm- that's a thought for us johnny-come-latelics.) What a gift we receive the last Sunday of October - time! How do we spend this extra hour we've been given? Now I know the hour really isn't a gift. We're only getting back what we gave up in the spring. But it sure seems like a gift, doesn't it? Here is this whole hour - 60 unplanned minutes. How often do we say we wish we had more time? Now we do. We can read, sleep, watch TV pray, visit a friend ... Me, I think this year I'll spend it cleaning my writing room. It took me 15 minutes to find my Punxs'y file. Martin passes into history Congratulations to Punxs'y high school senior Joe Martin, who threw his way into the PAHS record books by becoming Punxs'y's all-time leading passer in the Oct. 18 game against rival Brookville. Martin threw the ball for 322 yards, breaking Sarge Mizerock's all-time record, which stood for 24 years. Martin finished the Oct. 18 game with 2,839 passing yards for his career. Mizerock, who graduated in 1979, passed for 2,766 yards. Martin also topped his own coach's single-season record with 1,330 passing yards for the season as of POKIN'AROUND PUNXS'Y Michele Huey V,. •• Oct. 18. Actually, Martin passed Coach Joe Hall's record of 1,247yards three weeks ago. With at least two games to play, he was 76-of-138 and 13 touchdowns for the season. Although Punxs'y lost to Brookville, their 5-3 record qualified them for the District 9 Class AAA playoffs. In an AP story last week, Punxs'y head coach Gary Garzoni said Martin would be a prime candidate for a Division I school - if he concentrated on football only. An all-around athlete, the 6-foot-1-inch, 175-pound Martin is a starter on. the football, basketball and baseball teams. "I've had this discussion with my assistants, and I mink Joe can play at the Division I level," Garzoni told the AP. "He needs to get a little bigger and stronger, and I think he could do that, except he'll go to basketball, African dance play lures talent to IUP IUP News Service The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Theater-by-the-Grove will perform "Oya," a Yoruba African dance drama, in November. Performance dates are Nov. 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. on the main stage at Waller Hall. Tickets are available now at the Hadley Union Building. All seats are $3. "Oya," written by David Wright, is a West African story based on the time and place of the Orisa, deities who descended to earth to shape human affairs. The production explores the time when the Orisa walked earth along with the humans. • Oya is one of those deities. The play is an exploration of her journey outside of and within western Africa. It focuses on the relationship of four Orisa deities: Oya; Ogun, her first husband; Shango, her second husband; and Alegba, the so-called "divine trickster." Other characters from the Yoruba pantheon as well as human characters are also introduced. "Oya" has drawn some talent from the Pittsburgh area. Thomas Chatman Jr. is visiting as the percussionist and lead percussion director, and Greer Reed is assistant choreographer. In addition, there will be percussion support from the Pittsburgh area and Pittsburgh high-school stu- dents will be involved with the show. "Music and movement are basic to (the Yoruba) tradition," said the director, Sierra Khan, "so to represent the culture without this in the production would be false. The music and dance advance the story." Numerous IUP groups are involved with the play. The Drill Dance Team is participating in the dance chorus, and several students from the percussion ensemble, led by senior Erin Barbour, lend to the musical aspect. In addition, many students in the chorus are from Voices of Joy, a gospel choir. The directors had some difficulties to overcome in staging the play because "Oya" was originally scripted as a radio play. In a radio show, there are no sets to rearrange, and as soon as an actor stops speaking he is "offstage." Not so in theater. Much of the production will rely heavily on the audience's willingness to suspend disbelief. Many of the difficult scene changes will simply be inferred by using lighting and props. In addition, spectacle — song and dance — helps the production flow more smoothly. The choreographer is Baraka deS- oliel, and artistic director is Cassandra Cato-Louis. For more information about "Oya," call the IUP College of Fine Arts at (724) 357-2547. and then baseball." Garzoni said he had his doubts that Martin's arm was strong enough for Division I when Martin was a junior, but Martin blew away any doubts with this season's performance. "I think that if Joe got in a Division I school and red-shirted a year and just worked on getting bigger and stronger, somebody would have a real find," Garzoni said. Johnsonville grill returning Speaking of beefing up, the world's largest touring grill will be returning to Punxs'y. The Johnsonville BigTaste Grill will be serving up its famous bratwurst Thursday, Nov. 7, beginning at 11 a.m. at Fezell's County Market in the Groundhog Plaza to help raise money for the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Billed as "the world's largest touring grill," it needs a semi-truck to haul it around, weighs more than 53,000 pounds and is 65 feet long. It can cook more than 750 bratwurst at once — 2,500 each hour. It was created in 1995 to celebrate die national sausage maker's 50th anniversary Bratwurst ("brat" rhymes with "lot") is a German compound word meaning "fried sausage." "Brat" means "fry," and "wurst" means "sausage." According to my research, bratwurst is a German-style sausage made with pork and sometimes veal or beef, seasoned with a variety of spices that may include black pepper, nutmeg, ginger, coriander, caraway, or marjoram. All is stuffed into a link-style casing. In Germany, bratwurst are the size of a pinkie finger or ring finger, American bratwurst are plump, slightly curved sausages, 4 to 6 inches long and more than an inch in diameter. And the only way to cook them is by frying, not boiling. According to the press release I received from Cindy Callihan of the Jefferson County unit of the cancer group, Johnsonville bratwursts are mildly seasoned and are made using a family recipe brought over from 19th-century Austria. Bratwurst, however, isn't the only thing on the menu Nov. 7. Children's games, face-painting and craft booths are also scheduled to make it a fun day for the whole family. Can't make it to the grill site? Not to worry. The cancer group will deliver to Punxsutawney-area businesses. For $2.50, you'li get a bratwurst sandwich, salad, chips and drink. You'll have to order ahead, though by calling the group at (814) 938-6460 or County Market's Diana Manners at (814) 938-2821 between Nov. 1 (that's Friday, folks) and Nov. 6. The group is also looking for volunteers to help. Home for the Holidays gearing up With the Home for Holidays kickoff parade a month away, the parade committee is gearing up a notch. So far, 24 entries are slotted to step off Nov. 29 for the llth annual parade downtown. Parade organizers plan for about 70 spots, so there's plenty of room if you're tliinking of participating. The deadline to register, however, is Friday. To register your unit, call Cindy Jordan at (814) 938-5250. Why pass up the chance to share the street with the popular Sponge Bob Squarepants? 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