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Volume 3 Issue 12 Serving Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Orangevale & Gold River Second Edition for June 2008
California Highest Fireworks Fundraisers
Gas Prices in the Country Help Local Non-Profits
State Average $4.47 a Gallon, of decreasing numbers of Memorial average price is $4.46, up 50 cents since
According to Latest AAA Report Day travelers as well as lower gasoline the last AAA gas price report. In the
Remember the anticipation for $4 a consumption. Those reports, in addition Bay Area, the average price is $4.45, an
gallon gas? The new milestone appears to the study by the Commodities increase of 43 cents from last month.
to be $4.50, according to the latest report Future Trading Commission, caused The nationwide average price of
from AAA of Northern California. traders to wonder if oil was becoming self-serve regular gasoline is $4.04,
The record-setting pace of gas highly over priced. a 31-cent increase from last month’s
prices in California continues to spiral But the commodity market is report.
upward, setting new records daily, volatile, especially oil. Even though The least expensive gasoline in the
according to the June report from AAA there was a decrease in demand, the country is found in Casper, Wyoming,
of Northern California, which tracks reported threat by Israel to attack Iran where the average price of gas is $3.79.
fuel costs as a service to consumers. led oil prices to jump by almost $11 on The highest average price in the nation Local Non-Profits Hoping high cost of travel keeping people at for physically or mentally disabled
The statewide average cost for a gallon Friday, June 6th, the biggest one-day is in Tahoe City and Yreka, California home this season.” children.
of regular gasoline is now a record gain ever in dollar terms for the price of where the price is $4.60. For Recession Proof
oil. The rule of thumb in the crude oil - AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report is the most Fourth Of July While San Juan Boosters is peddling “A portion goes to our major project,
high of $4.47, a 53-cent increase Piccolo Pete, Pink Diamonds and Purple and some goes to the Boy Scouts,
from the last AAA gas price report gasoline relationship is for every dollar comprehensive retail gasoline survey
on May 13. a barrel of crude oil goes up, gasoline available, with over 85,000 self-serve By David Dickstein Rain fountains at its TNT stand at 7598 scholarships, drug awareness programs
“There are several reasons for usually follows with an increase of 2.5 stations surveyed everyday nationwide. Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, and many other causes embraced by
the continued record breaking pace cents a gallon. Data is provided in cooperation with Much has been written about San about 3 miles away the Knights of the Elks,” said Bill Cridland of the
of gasoline prices,” said Michael The most expensive average gas OPIS Energy Group and Wright Juan High School’s turnaround in Columbus Infant Mary Council will be Carmichael service organization and
Geeser, AAA of Northern California price in the California communities Express, LLC. football last season, when the Spartans doing the same to support Holy Family whose fellow Elk, North Highlands
spokesperson. “These include the low where AAA monitors fuel costs is in AAA of Northern California offers went from being a team that won just Church and other causes. resident Robert Smith, will chair the
value of the U.S. dollar compared with Tahoe City and Yreka, where unleaded a wide array of automotive, travel, “It’s one of our major fundraisers,” stand at the lodge, 5631 Cypress Ave.
gas sells for $4.60 a gallon, a 50-cent insurance, financial services and once in 2 years to a respectable 4-6
international currencies, the growing and falling just one victory shy of said Joe Moureaux, who for a 12th year In Fair Oaks, the TNT stand
demand for gasoline and oil in Asia, increase from last month’s report. The consumer discounts to more than 4
lowest price among Northern California million members.AAAhas been a leader making the playoffs. Factors cited will run the council’s stand at the Citrus sponsored by Cambridge Heights
and the heavy trading of oil and other Heights church, 7817 Old Auburn Road. Elementary School’s PTO (5450
commodities in the market.” cities tracked by AAA is in Pleasanton, and advocate for the safety and security for the dramatic improvement ranged
Crude oil continues to drive retail where gas costs an average of of all travelers since it was founded more from the team’s strong backfield and “Money goes toward sending youths to Dewey Drive in the Safeway parking
fuel prices. The price of crude fell from $4.36 per gallon. than 100 years ago. an improved passing game to beefed Camp ReCreation, to seminarians, to lot) will raise funds for such needs as
$135 a barrel, set on May 22 with news Throughout Northern California, the Media Contact: Michael Geeser up defense and the impact of first-year providing wheelchairs to the needy in nature-related field trips, school supplies
Mexico, to helping homeless vets with and the school’s garden. Across town,
Tomatoes Return to Stores and coach Russ Hibbard.
No stories, however, mentioned
fireworks as a reason for the team’s
health and legal assistance through the
Operation Stand Down program and to
New Life Community Church will be
sending about 40 junior and high school
Menus as California Begins Harvest success, and that’s a shame, according
to one San Juan parent.
“There’s no question that fireworks
Holy Family itself.”
Meanwhile, Family Christian Center
will try to sell its
students to camp in Santa Cruz with
some of its profits made at the church,
8101 Sunset Ave.
Just in time for the start of tomato harvest in restaurants and stores not to resume carrying eat.”
major California production areas, restaurants tomatoes. We are encouraged by those “Members of California Tomato Farmers helped us almost make the playoffs,” fair share of “A large portion
and grocery stores are announcing the return who are doing so.” have a long-time commitment to ensuring the said Citrus Heights resident Brenda fountains, of what we’ll make
of tomatoes to store shelves and menus. The Examples of chains who are returning field-grown tomatoes we produce are always Dunning. spinners, helps run our youth
move comes in light of announcements from tomatoes to their menus include: Jack in safe to eat and we have made food safety a Perhaps an explanation is in order: smoke items program called
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the Box, who was the first major chain top priority,” explained Beckman, adding that Dunning is chairwoman of the San and novelties Fuel, and with 150
clearing most U.S. tomato producing areas to return tomatoes to the menu following California Tomato Farmers is owned by the Juan Boosters’ fireworks fundraiser, so on its own teens served every
because tomatoes from these areas are the FDA clearance; and Subway, who is family farms who produce tomatoes for the property at week, that’s a lot
not associated with the recent salmonella the largest user of fresh tomatoes in the following companies: Ace Tomato Company, it only makes sense she’d promote her
outbreak (http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/ United States. Beckman was also quick DiMare Company, Gargiulo, Harry Singh & own product. Then again, the woman 6521 Hazel of kids and young
hottopics/tomatoes.html). to point out major Canadian operations, Sons/Oceanside Produce, Live Oak Farms, does have a legitimate argument. Ave. in adults who might
“We understand the caution exercised by like A&W and Tim Horton’s, have also Pacific/Triple E Produce, HS Packing and San Money from last year’s fireworks sale Orangevale. otherwisebehanging
some restaurants and stores who may have resumed serving tomatoes. Joaquin Tomato Growers. helped pay for the varsity team to attend “Money out at a mall or the
stopped carrying tomatoes in light of the “We have fully returned to purchasing Beckman pointed to a stringent food a highly regarded football camp in Gold raised from our back of a grocery,”
outbreak,” said Ed Beckman, president of tomatoes for our customers in the U.S. and safety program which has been adopted Beach, Ore., and Dunning is convinced fireworks booth said Jeff Pitnikoff,
California Tomato Farmers, a cooperative Canada and also have resumed offering by California Tomato Farmers requiring that the skills developed there had a go to help our Club youth pastor and, for the
representing approximately 80 percent of our own Markon First Crop label tomatoes adherence to mandatory standards tremendous, positive effect here. Retro teen center remain fourth year, the church’s
the fresh tomatoes produced in California. because of our confidence in the producers verified by government inspection. He “It helped us win more games, that’s open,” said Matthew Oliver, fireworks chairman.
“However, now that government agencies who supply these tomatoes,” said Tim York, explained that California Tomato Farmers pastor of the Christian rock club that Like so many non-profits worried
have clearly removed all concern about president of Markon, one of the nation’s food safety protocols, known as “The for sure,” she said.
tomatoes produced in California and largest foodservice distributors. Fresh Standard,” are based on guidelines San Juan Boosters is among also provides tutoring and counseling about the sour economy, New Life
several other states, we see no reason for The move by chains to return or continue developed in conjunction with FDA, food hundreds of non-profit organizations for students of several area schools. is counting on patriotic citizens for
featuring tomatoes comes just in time for safety scientists, representatives of the in Sacramento County that will sell “We’re fighting to stay open. The only support this Fourth of July.
US POSTAGE the beginning of fresh tomato harvest in the produce buying trade and other U.S. tomato state-approved fireworks from June way we can is through donations, and “You have to have money to run an
PAID major production regions of California’s growing regions. 28 through July 4 to support myriad when the economy goes bad people adequate youth center and fireworks
San Joaquin Valley. Members of California “As a condition of membership, programs locally and beyond. aren’t opening their wallets as wide. allow us that,” said Pitnikoff of
Rancho Cordova, CA Tomato Farmers produce tomatoes from San California Tomato Farmers members are This year their collective, “The success of our fireworks Antelope. “Sure, you can sell candy,
Diego County in the south to Sacramento required to adhere to The Fresh Standard for community-minded fingers are crossed fundraiser could mean the difference sodas and hold car washes, but they
County in the north. Beckman stated that food safety,” he explained. “All operations in hope that patriotism will prevail over between Club Retro surviving or not,” just don’t work anymore. They’re too
California is the second leading producer are audited by California Department of Oliver said. much of a hassle. When you have an
of fresh tomatoes behind Florida and that Food and Agriculture inspectors under a downturned economy. Working in
the value of the California tomato crop is the authority of the U.S. Department of favor of the community organizations Another Orangevale group, Casa opportunity that equals about 300 car
approximately 400 million dollars. Agriculture to verify farming and packing is the Fourth falling on a Friday, Roble Rams Boosters, will set up shop washes, well that’s a blessing for us.”
“The value of the tomato crop does not take practices are in compliance. Under the which boosts sales of state-approved at 7301 Filbert Ave. near Orangevale Nearby, Bella Vista Boosters Club
into account the contribution of the California program, member companies are subject to fireworks over a non-weekend holiday, Community Park. Proceeds from will be open for business in the Raley’s
tomato industry to the state’s economy,” multiple USDA audits of fields and packing according to TNT Fireworks, the sole what has grown to be the high school Supermarket parking lot at 4840 San
he continued. “A disruption in harvest of sheds to verify the standards are being met. distributor of “safe and sane” fireworks supporters’ largest annual fundraiser are Juan Ave. in Fair Oaks.
tomatoes would significantly impact the The audits are conducted on a random basis in Yuba County. earmarked for the sports and pep squad “We’ll be paying off the bills,”
California economy.” and include unannounced visits. “Tradition tends to be recession- programs, helping pay for equipment, said club fundraiser chairwoman Cari
To further encourage consumption and “To our knowledge, members of California proof, and for most Americans transportation, competition fees and Germoles. “All the sports of Bella
address the issue of consumer confusion, Tomato Farmers are the only California other expenses, according to fundraiser Vista High School get our support, and
California Tomato Farmers is offering to its tomato producers who are subjecting enjoying fireworks on Independence
customers reproducible templates for in-store themselves to mandatory government audit,” Day is one of the strongest, especially chairwoman Barbara Hill. each has its own expenses. Some of the
point of sale materials and signage so that said Beckman. when it’s over a weekend,” said Cathy Profits from the week’s worth of money will go toward the new soccer
retailers and restaurants can let consumers More detailed information on the Castilone, Northern California vice work will enable the Carmichael Elks and field hockey field we call our ‘Field
know the tomatoes they see on shelves and California Tomato Farmers food safety president of American Promotional Lodge to fatten up financially its Purple of Dreams.’ Yes, it’s going to be hot in
menus are from California. program is available on their website at www. Events, the wholesale distributor of Pig project, which provides medical the fireworks stand and a lot of work,
“The signs are very consumer friendly,” californiatomatofarmers.com. Downloadable state-approved TNT fireworks. “Other services for children who have no but all of us who volunteer realize the
said Beckman. “They simply state product templates for POS materials are also available reasons we predict more families and health insurance. Some of the services importance of sports and how they
origin so that consumers who have heard under a password protected section of the neighbors will celebrate the holiday include vision and hearing tests, and build character and, for some students,
California tomatoes are now cleared can be site or can be accessed by calling California together are the general economy and even a home visit from a therapist could keep them out of trouble.”
assured of the safety of the tomatoes they Tomato Farmers at (559) 261-2630.
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counterpart in Geneva and
Reykjavik. Keenly aware of his
inability to keep pace in a high-
tech arms race, Gorbachev
wanted any deal contingent on
prohibiting SDI. Reagan said
In their litany of American “no.” Out of his weakness,
presidents who met with hostile Gorbachev eventually gave
dictators, supporters of Barack the Reagan administration the
Obama cite John F. Kennedy kinds of arms cuts it wanted
and his meeting with Soviet and openings in the Soviet
Premier Nikita Khrushchev system. The Cold War was
in Vienna in 1961. They leave about to end.
out how it went.
American president wanted
to forestall any possibility of
If a President Obama handles
relations with Iran as deftly,
maneuvering the clerical
Drill for American Oil NOW!
easy. The only questions are how be embracing. That’s nuclear prices controlled not by Americans
regime to its doom, he’s worthy fast they would come down and power. While I don’t believe but by foreigners – even foreigners
misunderstanding and to win of his hype. Nothing suggests how much. carbon dioxide is nearly as big a hostile to American interests.
Khrushchev’s commitment that he even conceives of his How would we do it? threat to the planet as Al Gore is, As simply a matter of national
to the international status desire to talk in these terms. · We have to start drilling for haven’t the climate-change zealots security, it doesn’t make any
quo. The blustery, risk-taking To do so, he’d have to develop oil again in the U.S. – onshore, noticed that nuclear power doesn’t sense not to drill. But now that
Soviet premier wanted to some appreciation for the offshore, in Alaska, in the Gulf create any carbon emissions? And we’re all feeling the pinch in our
bludgeon Kennedy into concept of leverage. of Mexico. It’s time to realize did you know we haven’t built a pocketbooks, I believe the time is
making concessions that Has the Bush administration the environmentalist zeal that single nuclear plant in the U.S. right for a national uprising.
would further the Soviet goal been too diplomatically has prohibited and restricted oil in 12 years, while shutting down Are you with me?
Posted: June 10, 2008
of global revolution. When inflexible? Maybe, but it drilling in the U.S. is actually several for no good reason other Will you join the crusade?
© 2008 WND.com
Kennedy thought he was being counterproductive. No one on Earth than superstition? All you have to do is make
has allowed the EU-3 (Great This copyright material is reprinted
is more conscious of conservation I say it’s time to drill – and drill big. noise. Raise your voice. Don’t let
accommodating, Khrushchev Britain, France and Germany) with permission of WorldNetDaily.com
and environmental protection than I’m so personally committed the out-of-touch politicians in their
thought he was being weak. to take the lead with Iran, and
Vienna was the backdrop for the Europeans have offered
by Joseph Farah American oil companies. We failed to this idea, I’ve come up with chauffeur-driven limousines get
to follow this course in the 1990s a removable, magnetic bumper away with business as usual. The
Soviet assertion in the Cold incentives for the suspension The average price of regular gas and we’re paying the price for it sticker you can purchase in future of America is at stake. What
War flash points to come. of its nuclear program. It went up to $4 a gallon for the first now. Just how bad do we want to quantity, if you like, to promote kind of a country do you think your
Not all talking is created has engaged in prolonged time over the weekend. be hurting 10 years from now? the campaign. It states the case children and grandchildren will
equal. Which is why it’s folly negotiations with North Korea, How much higher will the price · While drilling for U.S. oil, we succinctly and clearly: “Drill for inherit if America does not protect
for a presidential candidate winning the (dubious) promise have to go before Americans also need to make sure we can refine American oil NOW!” (Find the its sovereignty and its freedom with
to make a blanket promise of the suspension of its nuclear demand prohibitions and restrictions it and bring it to market quickly and bumper sticker on WND.com) some common-sense self-interest?
to negotiate personally program. It has relentlessly on domestic oil drilling be lifted? efficiently. That means building Let’s start a national movement. “Drill for American oil NOW!”
with adversaries. How high? I know everyone has more American refineries. Do you I know it’s a political year, but
promoted Israel-Palestinian know we haven’t built on in the none of the major candidates will Joseph Farah is founder, editor and
Consider President Reagan, negotiations. their price. What is yours? Is it $5 a
U.S. in 32 years? With a growing embrace this idea. So we’ve got CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated
another president invoked gallon? Is it $10?
We have a recent example of It’s time to start thinking about it, population and increasing energy to make it a people’s campaign. I columnist with Creators Syndicate. His
by Obama supporters. even more active Middle East demands, we can’t wait another 32 want to start seeing those bumper
latest book is “Stop The Presses: The Inside
because oil and gas prices are not Story of the New Media Revolution.” He
Reagan believed in personal diplomacy. President Clinton going down any time soon. None of years for more capacity. stickers on the back of gas guzzlers also edits the online intelligence newsletter
diplomacy, but concluded had Yasser Arafat to the White our energy policies do anything but · We shouldn’t rely on oil alone from coast to coast this summer. Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, in which he
upon taking office that it was House more than any other encourage this trend. to meet our energy needs. There’s “Drill for American oil NOW!” utilizes his sources developed over 30 years
pointless to talk to Soviet foreign leader, and his secretary Is it possible to bring down a clean alternative that those who It’s more than gas prices at stake. in the news business.
hard-liner Leonid Brezhnev. of state, Warren Christopher, energy prices in the U.S.? You bet believe in the hocus pocus of global The price of just about everything is
In stiffening U.S. defenses and spent long, bootless hours with it is. In fact, it would be relatively warming, above all others, should rising as a result of skyrocketing oil
pursuing the Strategic Defense then-Syrian President Hafez
Initiative, his administration
sought to convince Moscow, in
the words of Secretary of State
al-Assad. When Clinton tried
to pressure Arafat and Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Barak
How Do We Reduce Partisanship? to solving our problems, and it enhances in American politics. On this front, you know well. Yet the congressional
George Shultz, that restraint into a deal that wasn’t there
“was its most attractive, the accountability of those in power there are any number of steps that schedule – constant travel back home to
near the end of his second term, when the other side is willing to point might make little difference alone, but meet with constituents, the need to raise
or only, option,” while the second intifada erupted. out weaknesses in their thinking or their together could add up to a sea change money, the pressures of campaigning –
pressuring the tottering Soviet It wasn’t appeasement; it was performance. in how Washington operates. keeps members of Congress and their
economic system. just foolish. Still, the country at large yearns One of them is already happening: families out of Washington, away from
When Mikhail Gorbachev Obama beware. for less polarization these days, and the rise of the internet for fundraising. their colleagues, and far less likely to
came to power, the believes that partisan engagement The ability to go over the heads of find time for forging friendships across
administration thought it Rich Lowry is editor of the National has gone too far. Even Washington well-heeled special interests and fund a partisan lines.
had the strategic upper hand, Review. insiders acknowledge that the extreme campaign through the small donations It’s also important for members
and a man it could work partisanship of recent years has made it of ordinary Americans has the potential of Congress to look deliberately for
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There are times when Congress For it’s a tough one. As a nation, we districts get drawn. For the most Republicans on Capitol Hill have come
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A Navy League Sacramento Council sponsored
Award Program at J. F. Kennedy High School. by Freddy Groves on the policy-making totem pole. question will hover overhead: Is this
Turns out, however, that the sender less-than-PTSD diagnosis just a way
is the PTSD program coordinator. A to save money on disability benefits?
Cutting Costs “suggestion” from one’s boss has a ***
Through way of becoming reality.
Of course, the VA secretary
Meanwhile, if you’re out in public
in your uniform and people are giving
Misdiagnosis jumped all over it, saying it wasn’t you “a sign,” don’t be alarmed. This
VA policy. Of course, the House and sign, with the hand starting at the
Each time the Department of Senate Veterans Affairs committees heart, moving down to the belly, and
Veterans Affairs takes two small want an investigation. And of course, then extending is out to you, is the
steps forward, something happens the employee who sent the e-mail Sign of Gratitude, as in “Thank you
to send it a giant step backward. In is staying on the job after being from the bottom of my heart.” Check
this case, it was an e-mail that got “counseled.” out the Gratitude Campaign Web site:
loose from the VA. In the e-mail, a How many similar “suggestions” www.gratitudecampaign.org.
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Mike O’Docharty and State Military Reserve Officer Candidate Scott Gaw, both of the Navy League for deployment overseas to a forward Infantryman One Station Unit Training at
of the United States, Sacramento Council present the Navy League’s Theodore Roosevelt Youth operating base in support of Operation Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training
Award to Cadet Sergeant Robert Lin for outstanding performance of duty and demonstrating the Iraqi Freedom. consists of Basic Infantry Training and
tenants of energy, spirit, competition and fair play that were exemplified by our former President. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the Advanced Individual Training.
The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1906 by Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt as a official name given to military operations During the nine weeks of basic combat
civilian organization in support of all the sea services. The local Sacramento Council has over 250 involving members of the U.S. armed training, the soldier received training in drill
members supporting the areas active duty and reserve sea service units as well as the California forces and coalition forces participating and ceremonies, weapons employment, map
Maritime Academy in Vallejo and numerous youth organizations. Air Force Airman Cameron T. Spencer
has graduated from basic military training in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission reading, tactics, military courtesy, military
at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, objectives focus on force protection, justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and
Texas. peacekeeping, stabilization, security and Army history, core values and traditions.
During the six weeks of training, the counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi Additional training included development
airman studied the Air Force mission, transitional governing bodies assume full of basic combat skills and battlefield
organization, and military customs and sovereign powers to govern the peoples operations and tactics, and experienced use
courtesies; performed drill and ceremony of Iraq. of various weapons and weapons defenses
marches, and received physical training, Members from all branches of the U.S. available to the infantry crewman.
rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, military and multinational forces are also TheAdvanced Individual Training course
and special training in human relations. assisting in rebuilding Iraq’s economic is designed to train infantry soldiers to
In addition, airmen who complete basic and governmental infrastructure, and perform reconnaissance operations; employ,
training earn credits toward an associate training and preparing Iraqi military and fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-
degree through the Community College of security forces to assume full authority and tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines
the Air Force. responsibility in defending and preserving and operate target and sight equipment;
He is the son of Robin Mitchell and Iraq’s sovereignty and independence as a operate and maintain communications
stepson of Michael Brewer of Data Drive, democracy. equipment and radio networks; construct
Rancho Cordova, Calif. Pletcher, a military policeman with field firing aids for infantry weapons; and
Spencer is a 2006 graduate of Cordova one year of military service, is normally perform infantry combat exercises and
assigned to the 40th Military Police dismounted battle drills, which includes
High School, Rancho Cordova. Company, Los Alamitos, Calif. survival procedures in a nuclear, biological
He is the son of Julie C. Buhlert of or chemical contaminated area.
Hanna R. Calvert has received an Main Ave., Orangevale, Calif. He is the son of Dana Kay of Petty Lane,
Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer The private is a 2005 graduate of Del Carmichael, Calif., and Randy Flannery of
Training Corps) college scholarship Campo High School, Fair Oaks, Calif. Brittany Drive, Fairfield, Calif.
The Marine Corps Cadets of John F. Kennedy High School conduct a pass in review in front of offer to attend a selected host college or
family members and representatives of numerous local support organizations such as the Sons university.
and Daughters of the American Revolution, Navy League of the United States, Navy Reserve The cadet was selected to receive Army National Guard Pvt. Jeannine
Association, Veterans Of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart... the scholarship certificate on the basis G. Chico has graduated from basic
of comprehensive tests, high school combat training at Fort Jackson,
scholastic achievement, and extra- Columbia, S.C.
curricular activities. The majority
of Air Force ROTC scholarships During the nine weeks of training,
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army By Chris Rasmussen, Fort Jackson Leader
cover full college/university tuition, the soldier studied the Army mission,
provide textbook allowance, and pay history, tradition and core values,
most laboratory or incidental fees. physical fitness, and received instruction
In addition, at least a $300 tax-free and practice in basic combat skills,
monthly allowance is paid to recipients military weapons, chemical warfare and
during the academic year. The estimated bayonet training, drill and ceremony,
value of the scholarship depends on the marching, rifle marksmanship, armed
student’s choice of school and type of and unarmed combat, map reading,
scholarship offered. field tactics, military courtesy, military
Upon graduation from college and
completion of the ROTC program, the justice system, basic first aid, foot
cadet will receive a bachelor’s degree marches, and field training exercises.
and a commission of second lieutenant She is the daughter of Juanita G.
in the Air Force. Chico of Chardonay Drive, Rancho
Staff Sgt. Clint Campbell
She is the daughter of Randall Cordova, Calif. reviews a map for the 2008
J. Calvert and Cori L. Condon of Chico is a 2007 graduate of Kinney Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant of
Bethlehem Court, Fair Oaks, Calif. High School, Rancho Cordova. the Year Competition.
When The Music Stopped
From a Chaplain in Iraq: Of course, that is, if they had stood for 'And the rockets red glare, The bombs
I recently attended a showing of the National Anthem in the first place. bursting in air, Gave proof through the
'Superman 3,' here at LSA Anaconda. Here, the 1,000 Soldiers con tinued to night That our flag was still there. Oh,
We have a large auditorium we use for stand at attention, eyes fixed forward. say does that star-spangled banner yet
movies, as well as memorial services The music started again. The Soldiers wave, O'er the land of the free, And the
and other large gatherings. As is the continued to quietly stand at attention. home of the brave.'
The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets of John F. Kennedy High School custom back in the States, we stood and And again, at the same point, the music It was the most inspiring moment I
held an awards ceremony and pass in review on May 10th 2008. The annual event showcased leadership, snapped to attention when the National stopped. What would you expect to have had here in Iraq. I wanted you to
precision marching and the unit’s award winning drill team. The ceremony was conducted by the students Anthem began before the main feature. happen? know what kind of Soldiers are serving
under the instruction of Master Sergeant Miranda, USMC Retired. The ceremony also marked a change of All was going as planned until about Even here I would imagine laughter, you here. Remember them as they fight
command where Cadet Major Leeseng Thao was relieved by Cadet First Lieutenant Danielle Owyoung as the three-quarters of the way through The as everyone finally sat down and for you! Pass this along as a reminder
unit’s Commanding Officer. Marine Corps JROTC instills values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment in order National Anthem the music stopped. expected the movie to start. But here, to others to be ever in prayer for all our
to build strong citizens, motivate students to learn, foster a disciplined and constructive learning environment Now, what would happen if this you could have heard a pin drop. Every soldiers serving us here at home and
and instill essential skills like time organization, responsibility, goal setting, and teamwork. occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds Soldier continued to stand at attention. abroad. For many have already paid the
back in the States? I imagine there Suddenly there was a lone voice, then a ultimate price.
would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a dozen, and quickly the room was filled Written by Chaplain Jim Higgins
Serving Those Who Serve
By Edward A. Powell, President duty as an enlistee in the Navy. During 132 centers worldwide, in what it
few rude comments; and everyone
would d sit down and call for a movie.
with the voices of a thousand soldiers,
finishing where the recording left off:
LSA Anaconda is at the Ballad
Airport in Iraq, north of Bagdad
and CEO, USO World Headquarters that tour of duty and during my tenure sensed would be a quickly expanding
for NewsUSA at the Department of Veterans Affairs, operation around the world. The nation
With the Presidential campaigns I saw first hand how poorly some of was right; our troops are engaged
now in high gear, the rhetoric can our combat veterans were treated when around the world, and the USO is there
become deafening to the point that we they came home. Our nation is still to support them.
simply tune it all out. Coverage of the bearing the cost of that ill treatment. Since 2003, generous donors
economy, rising gas prices, shrinking The experience of today’s service throughout America have helped
home values and daily celebrity member paints a very different picture. the USO buy more than 2 million
scandals make it easy to reach the The American public truly has wrapped international long distance telephone
saturation point and ignore everything. its arms around our military, and the calling cards for the troops. Likewise,
Now that troops have been serving USO helps facilitate the demonstration our volunteers have assembled and
in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than of that support. distributed more than 1.3 million USO
half a decade, they don’t make the Clearly, and I believe fortunately, Care Packages to deploying troops. It
front page every day, and sometimes there have been dramatic changes in is this support that has also allowed
it’s easy to forget they’re there. In fact, how we relate to our men and women us to roll out the new USO-in-a-Box
a recent study by the Pew Research in uniform. Since military operations program to deliver our unique morale-
Center found that only 28 percent of started in Afghanistan, Iraq and other lifting services to troops serving in
Americans can cite the approximate places we don’t hear much about, the extremely remote locations. But more
number of troops who have been killed American public has held fast to the support is needed.
in Iraq. notion that it is acceptable to debate the
If America’s troops serving in the pros and cons of specific war decisions,
Persian Gulf are already slipping from while offering unequivocal support
our public consciousness, what then of for the men and women who have
the thousands who continue to serve in volunteered to serve in the military.
Korea and Europe, now more than half That’s good news for our brave
a century on? So too, the thousands of men and women in uniform. That’s
troops who serve far from home on also good news for those of us who
bases scattered around the globe. In devote our lives to serving these men
fact, more than 2.5 million Americans and women. In the nearly seven years
are currently serving on active duty and since the Sept. 11 attacks, the nation Regardless of one’s position on
in the guard and reserves. has rallied to support the USO, a home the war, Americans across the
As a young man, I served on active away from home for our troops with board have shown unwavering
support for our troops.
Page 4 Second Edition for June 2008
straight talk for teens John DiStasio Chosen
World of Warcraft is ‘meth’
of video games
as New SMUD GM meeting. DiStasio would assume his overseeing SMUD’s retail operations,
new position June 20. including customer service, energy
that feeling and has adapted to getting From Geoff, 22: The online worlds “By making their selection from delivery, program development and
his confidence only through the game. of MMOs are foundational for many among the internal candidates, I think communications, energy-efficiency
I experienced a low-key addiction young people, and parents need to the Board validated the excellent work and pricing.
to an MMO, but after realizing understand the appeal. As a player, you of this organization and its employees,” During his tenure as assistant
what was happening, I became are living the most explicit way possible: DiStasio said. “It’s a recognition that general manager SMUD won a string
determined to extend my confidence trekking across haunted deserts with we have really been able to step up and of customer service honors, including
to real-life situations. your guild, exploring ancient tombs
By Lauren Forcella From Peter, 20: I’d say: “You live of forgotten races, brewing beers for
meet the challenges that confront us.” being named by J.D. Power and
in our house, you abide by our rules, fellow players, playing an active part DiStasio said he intends to position Associates in February as having the
Dear Straight Talk: Since seventh regardless of your age.” If he gets huffy, in a dynamic economy. In high school SMUD for the future through building nation’s highest satisfaction rating
grade, our 17-year-old son has been tell him he’s welcome to rent his own I gamed similar hours as your son — upon what has been accomplished among business customers.
entrenched in the video game, World apartment and game all he wants. At yes, I also did ‘extracurriculars’ and in the past. “We will still be focused From 1997 to 2000, he headed
of Warcraft. On school days, he plays the minimum, make him pay game- made honor role — but I don’t agree on the customer, the community and DistributionServices,withresponsibility
4 hours a day, on non-school days, 8 related costs (high-speed computer, that gaming is addictive. I mean, why our employees,” he said. “I want for the SMUD energy delivery
to12 hours. I’m hesitant to forcibly WoW subscription, phone, internet). not play these games in high school Sacramento to continue to reap the process. DiStasio joined SMUD in
take the game away because he’s so To do that, he needs a job. And to get a when you still can play games? Now I dividends of having SMUD as a 1981 as a buyer for the District’s
close to legal adulthood and I believe job, he needs passing grades. I used to have no time for gaming — instead I community-owned utility.” purchasing department.
it’s important that he make the choice John DiStasio
game non-stop, too, then life got “real” enjoy the freedom not possible in high Larry Carr, president of SMUD’s In addition to his duties at SMUD,
to moderate or stop himself. His father and I quit. school: real life. John DiStasio, assistant general Board of Directors, said that after many DiStasio is an executive board member
and I have taken the tactic of “coaching” From Nicole, 18: I despise this Dear Carmichael: Don’t get me manager for Energy Delivery & interviews and much deliberation, of the Sacramento Metropolitan
rather than dictating. I can’t say it’s game. I would immediately take away going. Gaming is highly addicting, Customer Service, has been named DiStasio emerged as the best choice Chamber of Commerce; vice-chair
working — he has lost his social life, his computer, no exceptions. He is just like drugs, alcohol, or gambling.
lost motivation for other activities, and to succeed Jan Schori as SMUD’s among a field of strong candidates. of LEED (Linking Education and
acting like a little boy. In fact, many gamers consider WoW general manager. “Both internally and externally we had Economic Development); president
is flunking his classes — but we wanted From Kendal, 21: You should have the “meth” of video games. Some boys
him to “fail” in the safe environment of DiStasio, a 27-year SMUD veteran, many highly qualified people to choose of the board of the Northwest Public
enforced moderation in seventh grade. like Geoff, Peter, and Beau, can game verbally accepted the offer from the from,” Carr said. “But it became clear Power Association; a board member of
home, hoping he would see the benefit Letting him “fail” at home because heavily, maintain balance, and stop on
of giving up the game. Unfortunately, SMUD Board of Directors that John was the best fit to take us to the North State Building Association;
it’s “safe” is crippling him. Parents their own. However, countless boys Thursday night to fill the GM the next level.” and a member of the Los Rios
he’s good at WoW, which adds to his are supposed to be guides in life, not — your son included — cannot. They
desire to play because now it’s the position after a national search. The DiStasio moves to SMUD’s top Foundation Board.
fellow tourists. Statistics show that are flunking school, flunking life. It’s a appointment will not be finalized until
only place he feels successful. Any post after serving as assistant general DiStasio earned a bachelor’s degree
most successful children grow up in global problem and the gaming industry
suggestions on how to help my son? — a contract is signed and the Board manager since December 2000. in organizational behavior from the
authoritative (note: not authoritarian) spares no expense on propaganda to
Carmichael, CA households. So, be authoritative and convince society otherwise. Peter, issues a formal approval at its June 19 In that role he was responsible for University of San Francisco.
From Beau, 18: In moderation, set boundaries. At the same time, Nicole, and Kendal offer great ideas on
MMO (massive multiplayer online)
games like WoW can relieve stress,
however they can be extremely
give your son positive reinforcement.
Don’t ask why he doesn’t have friends,
or why he doesn’t talk to so-and-so
how to intervene. Your son needs you
to do it. More panel comments are on
CDC’s Childhood Obesity
addicting. MMOs let you upgrade
yourself in ways you can’t in real life.
You essentially become your dream
self. Your son is surely addicted to
anymore. These questions make a
socially shy person feel even more
inadequate and rejected.
Write to Straight Talk at
www.StraightTalkForTeens.com or PO
Box 963, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.
A member of the CDC these reports and then read the actual the problem.”
comments as “Killer at reports themselves, you get two Greenstreet agreed, “This is very
Stop Making “Sex Seekers” Large” obesity documentary
filmmakers explain the math
different pictures of the situation,” said
Bryan Young, producer of the upcoming
film on the obesity epidemic “Killer at
much a black eye for the government
When asked for comment,
Out of Youth
Christian Newswire/ -- The Centers $12 to $1. Yet, these programs promoting earlier age. Why is this so confusing for
behind the number of kids
The Centers for Disease Control and
Large”, “When they say ‘no significant
gains’ we’re still talking about 2-3
percent of our children potentially
Dr. Cynthia Ogden, a PHD level
epidemiologist at the CDC National
Center for Health Statistics and author
for Disease Control has released the sex outside-of-marriage continue to them? You teach youth how to have sex Prevention (CDC) recently reported
crossing over into the threshold of of the report agreed as well, “Absolutely.
2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance be funded with little oversight or peer and they will become sexually active. that obesity prevalence among children
obesity.” A third of the population is still obese.
Report (YRBS). This report shows reviewed evaluations to demonstrate You teach them how to abstain, and aged 2-19 in the U.S. has leveled off
Steven Greenstreet, director of There’s some hope, but the best news is
the numbers of youth risk behaviors, their effectiveness. “I challenge condom reinforce that message consistently, and and made no significant gains between
“Killer At Large” added, “A lot of when we see a decrease.”
including sexual risk behaviors, which and contraceptive programs to conduct they will abstain. “The only skewed 1999 and 2006.
people are taking this new CDC study “Killer At Large” is set for release
shows a slight increase in the number of the same rigorous studies of their message our youth receive is the one The report, “High Body Mass Index
as news that the problem is going away. later this year after a tour of major
sexually active teens. programs as abstinence programs do,” that teaches them they have no self- for Age Among U.S. Children and
It isn’t. It might not be getting any film festivals. It features interviews
“While opponents to sexual integrity said Leslee Unruh. control, teaches them how to have sex Adolescents, 2003-2006,” is the latest
worse statistically, but 32-percent of and footage of notable experts and
education blame abstinence programs Opponents to abstinence education and ultimately puts their lives at risk. We analysis based on the National Health
our nation’s young people overweight celebrities speaking on the topic of the
for these numbers, I think it’s high like Dr. Laura Berman blame the need to stop making ‘sex seekers’ out of and Nutrition Examination Surveys,
is 32-percent too much.” American obesity epidemic including
time they took a look in the mirror,” increase in sexual activity on, “kids youth,” according to Leslee Unruh. conducted by CDC’s National Center
“The fact remains,” Young continued, Former President Bill Clinton, Former
said Leslee Unruh. Studies show that learning skewed messages about what Unruh concludes, “Abstinence for Health Statistics.
“that based on their numbers we still Surgeon General Richard Carmona,
abstinence education is far out-funded sex is,” and “they are confused about education teaches love; condom only In the 1970s, using today’s standards,
have millions of kids overweight and Ralph Nader, Dr. Kelly Brownell, Dr.
by condom-only education and others what virginity means,” and “I think part education teaches lust. Let’s do the right 10-percent of children were overweight
with the small amount of money and Marion Nestle, and bestselling authors
confirm this fact showing that condom of the problem honestly is the abstinence thing for youth by raising the bar for their and five-percent were obese. As of
effort the government is focusing on Michael Pollan and Chef Ann Cooper,
education is taught in more classrooms only model.” So they blame the increase sexual health from lust to love. Let’s this report, that figure has more than
the problem of obesity, it’s obvious that among many others.
than abstinence education. Most parents in sexual activity on abstinence provide them the tools they need for doubled (perhaps more so, taking into
their responses are not nearly robust For more information about “Killer
are actually shocked to learn that the programs that promote sexual integrity self-control, to withstand the pressures, account statistical errors cited in the
enough to combat the problem and At Large” or to watch the trailer please
programs promoting sex outside-of- through teaching self control while reject sexual advances, form healthy study). Today, as much as 32-percent
allowing fast food companies and soda visit: http://www.killeratlarge.com
marriage out-fund abstinence-until- their programs promote teaching youth relationships and protect their bodies and or more of America’s children are
manufacturers ‘regulate themselves’ is
marriage programs by a rate of nearly graphic sexual messages at an even their minds 100%.” overweight or obese.
clearly going to lead to a worsening of
“It’s bizarre to read the news about
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Citrus Heights News
Second Edition for June 2008 Page 5
Lunch & Learn Program Presents Eagle Scout Robert Sewell Honored
“Make QuickBooks Work for You” Heights. He is a member of Troop
618 in the Pony Express District,
Golden Empire Council of the Boy
was no place for visitors to sit. Sewell
was pleased to be able to make this
important contribution to the cemetery.
Date:Tuesday, July 1st accounts and how manage their income and expenses. Scouts of America, chartered to the Eagle Scout Sewell is the son of
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm to do this. Jenifer is the advisory board treasurer Rusch Park Ward. David and Terri Sewell, long-time
Location: Citrus Heights About Our for the CCHAT Center, a Sacramento- Sewell, 18, earned the required 21 residents of Citrus Heights. In his
Regional Chamber of Commerce Presenter: based non-profit children’s school. merit badges to become an Eagle Scout ‘Eagle Response’ Sewell indicated his
7115A Greenback Lane Jenifer Klaus, Jenifer is an Enrolled Agent, a in such areas as FirstAid, Fingerprinting, gratitude to the special leaders who
Citrus Heights, CA 95621 owns and manages licensed mortgage broker, and a Swimming, Citizenship in the Nation, had helped him in his years of scouting
Topic: How to use QuickBooks so Klaus Financial QuickBooks Pro-Advisor. She earned Citizenship in the World, Citizenship and most importantly, his parents for
it really works for you. Save time and Services, a her Bachelor’s degree from Sonoma in the Community, Basketry, Personal their efforts, sacrifice and support in
produce accurate information for your thriving tax and State University where she graduated Management, Camping, Environmental encouraging him reach his goal to
tax person. accounting practice with honors. She is a member of Science, Personal Fitness, Emergency become an Eagle Scout.
Photo by: David Sewell
Other points covered: that provides bookkeeping, payroll, the National Association of Tax Preparedness, Family Life, Sewell is currently a member of
How to customize your chart of and income tax services to over 350 Professionals, the California Society of Communications, Woodcarving, the California Scholarship Foundation
accounts individuals and small businesses. Tax Consultants, the American Payroll Leatherwork, Orienteering, Astronomy, (CSF) and the CSF Blood Drive
How to set up Preferences Jenifer is passionate about using Association, the American Institute Archery, Pioneering and Cooking. Coordinator for Mesa Verde High
How to save time with memorized her knowledge of the tax law to help of Professional Bookkeepers, and the Sewell also served his troop as Jr. School. Sewell holds an Academic
transactions individuals maximize their tax savings Sleeter Group Accounting Consultants Assistant Scoutmaster and Chaplain Award and Honors Award at his
How to customize reports so they through careful tax planning and Network. Jenifer is also active in the By Lisa West
Aide. school as well. Immediate future goals
show what you need to see strategizing. She also enjoys teaching children’s ministry program at her For his ‘Eagle Project’, Sewell include graduating from Mesa Verde,
The importance of reconciling your business owners how to effectively church, Bridgeway Christian. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor enlisted volunteers, and donations from serving a two-year mission for the LDS
was recently held at The Church of Home Depot to build and install two Church and attending college after his
City Hosts Exchange Students
International high school exchange been doing so for the past 20 years and spirit” of an American high school.
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Citrus Heights California Stake
Center for the presentation of an Eagle
Award to Robert B. Sewell of Citrus
redwood benches at Kilgore Cemetery
in Rancho Cordova. Although the City
of Rancho Cordova had recently done
A well-attended reception was
held immediately following the
restoration work on the cemetery, there Eagle Scout ceremony.
students are coming to study in look forward to finding new host families They are both excellent students and
the Citrus Heights area during the
2008-09 school year. These students
in Citrus Heights and connecting them
with exchange students. Students
will have their own spending money
and health insurance. Relay For Life Event A Smashing Success
will integrate themselves into a Citrus like Victor, who is a 16 year old boy The host family provides a The fifth annual Relay For Life and entertainment
Heights area family with the goal of from Jaboticabal, Brazil. He enjoys separate bed, family meals and a safe of Citrus Heights, held at San Juan that lights up the
experiencing American culture as an playing soccer and tennis; he says he environment. If your family would be High School, June 7th and 8th, night were available
American high school student does. In is very interested in learning about interested in being a host family please had its most successful year ever, throughout the day.
turn they will provide insight into their the American way of life. Stephanie call Lillian at 1-800-522-4678 or email raising over $186,000.00 for cancer Cancer survivors
own culture. is a 16 year old girl from Budelsdorf, at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit research and programs according to were honored on
STS Foundation, a non profit student Germany who loves playing soccer and www.stsfoundation.org Jessica Mang, event co-chair. Relay Saturday with a
Photo By: Anytime Anyplace Photography
exchange organization, is proud to help studying foreign languages. She says For Life is a 24-hour team event of special breakfast
the American Cancer Society. This by Randy Peters
facilitate these relationships. They have she is excited to experience the “school years theme was “CELEBRATE, Catering. They also
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service based in Roseville that and they dine together at upscale they are looking for a real, lasting The Citrus Heights Regional Comparable programs in other areas nine months and is limited to 25 adult
offers several ways to meet that restaurants around town. “The relationship, someone to share Chamber of Commerce has just are prices at over $1,000.00. We participants. Mercy San Juan Medical
special someone. group dining experience is a their life experience with.” completed its fifth year of Leadership are also thankful to for the many Center is the event sponsor, hosting
Trish Stokell, the company’s fantastic way to get to know DinnerMatch is offering “The Citrus Heights. This celebrated contributions from the City of Citrus the classes each month in the medical
owner, says dating services are other singles in a fun, relaxed Best Summer Ever” specials, program provides top-notch education Heights since this program’s inception. center conference room at the hospital
becoming accepted as a necessary atmosphere.” Stokell added. where new members can join about city and local government in Additionally, Randy Peters Catering on Coyle Avenue, and providing a
service for busy professionals Along with the group dining for less than $100/month. For addition to leadership and business and Event Planning prepares a fantastic delicious dinner to all participants.
management topics. graduation dinner for us each year. Call the Chamber office now at (916)
that just don’t have the time events, DinnerMatch also offers more information, go to www. Due to the generous sponsorship of We are now accepting applications 722-4545 to reserve your seat, and gain
for online dating and setting up several “Go-To” activities each dinnermatch.net or call Mercy San Juan Medical Center, we for our 2008-2009 Leadership Citrus valuable knowledge with Leadership
dates for themselves. “We have month – wine tasting, team 916-783-DATE. DinnerMatch have been able to keep our program Heights, which will begin on October Citrus Heights.
attractive, successful singles who trivia, movie nights, speed has members in the 30’s, 40’s, priced very reasonably, just $425.00. 7, 2008. The class meets monthly for
would much rather have us set up dating, live music events, and 50’s and 60’s age groups.
events and dates for them rather outdoor activities, available to
than spending hours in front of all members. “When you join,
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Fair Oaks News
Fair Oaks Minor Angels 19-0 for Season SMUD Provides Relief to Needy Customers
from High Summer Electric Bills
The hot summer is now in full EAPR customers may also the hot summer months. One way, for
swing. Air conditioners run longer and participate in the SMUD Residential example, is to plant free shade trees
many customers may usemore energy Weatherization program. from SMUD. SMUD provides up
and receive higher electric bills. Higher Qualified customers can, at no cost to 10 free trees, fertilizer, stakes and
bills can be very difficult for some to them, have their homes weatherized advice about planting and caring for
people. The Sacramento Municipal to improve energy efficiency and keep the trees. Properly placed trees can
Utility District (SMUD) has special down energy costs especially during yield as much as 40 percent savings on
rates and programs to help. these hot summer months. air conditioning bills once the trees are
Eligible low-income customers can Customers in households where a mature, and initial savings are seen in
take advantage of the SMUD Energy full-time resident requires an electrically three years.
Assistance Program Rate (EAPR) powered device for medical reasons may All SMUD customers benefit from
that can save customers more than 30 be eligible for the Medical Equipment their utility being customer-owned.
percent on their entire monthly electric Discount (MED) rate. SMUD also SMUD electric rates are among the most
bill as well as $1.50 off the $5 service offers the Senior Citizen Identification competitive in the state and are about
charge. Customers are eligible for the and Third Party Notification programs, 20 percent lower than PG&E’s. For
discounted rate if their total household both of which are designed to information about all SMUD programs
income does not exceed 200 percent of prevent service interruptions because and for tips on how to stay cool while
the federal poverty level. For example, of late payments. keeping the electric bill lower, please
a family of four can earn up to $43,200 There are other ways customers call SMUD at 1-888-742-7683 or visit
a year to qualify for EAPR. can reduce their energy use during smud.org.
Fair Oaks Little League team wins the Fair Oaks TOC`s going 19-0 for the season
Mac Huss Golf Tournament
The Date: Friday, August 22, available - register early! was a pilot, an avid golfer and
Fair Oaks Minor Angels Roster 2008 The Place: Ancil Hoffman
Golf Course The Cost: Entry Fee
is $85 per person Dinner Guest
A Bit About Mac Huss
A loving husband, father,
community leader, and builder
president of his own building
company. When he was
president of Fair Oaks Rotary,
Manager: Darold Holmgren Players Jacob Huntzsinger
Coach: Rich Johnsen Tyler Bloom Danny Johnsen Only Cost: $15.00 per person of spirit was Mac Huss. In 1966 his project was to build a house
Coach: Tyler Bennett Ashley Bennet McGrane Format: 4 Person Scramble — he moved with his family to Fair in a day. It happened! The club
Coach: Neil Reinhard Nicholas Ezerskis Christopher Reinhardt Shotgun Start — Registration Oaks. He then became president raised enough money to help
Team Mom: Lisa Holmgren Joseph Gallagher Michael Visentin begins at 7:00 a.m. — First Tee of the Fair Oaks Chamber of remodel the downstairs of the
Kyle Holmgren Time at 8:00 a.m. Commerce in 1979, and in 1983 Fair Oaks Community Center.
Your $85 golf registration fee was elected president of Fair This tournament is in memory of
2008 Concerts in the Park includes: green fees, cart, Lunch,
Tee prizes, and loads of fun!
Oaks Rotary. He was one of the
original founders of American
Mac’s passion for life, adventure
and golf, and in keeping his spirit
The Fair Oaks Chamber through August 28th. All Additional information about Mac Huss Memorial Golf River Bank, and was on the of community involvement alive
of Commerce is pleased to concerts begin at 7:00 pm at these events, as well as other Registration Form Board of Fish (Friends Interested in Fair Oaks.
announce the schedule for the Village Park Stage behind events throughout the year, Limited number of entrants In Severely Handicapped). He
the 2008 Concerts in the Park the Fair Oaks Community can be found on the Chamber
beginning Thursday, June 12 Clubhouse at 7997 California website www.fairoakschamber. Phoenix Community Garden Open House
and continuing each Thursday Avenue in Fair Oaks Village. com.
The 51 members of the Phoenix tips, food and more. Parks and Recreation District,
Concert Schedule Community Garden in Fair Oaks
invite you to their third annual Open
The garden is located in Phoenix
Park at Hazel and Kruithof
exists to promote good gardening
techniques, sharing of information,
06-12 Remodel - Hot Chicago Style and Pop Vocal Entertainment House on Saturday, June 28, 2008 Way, Fair Oaks, 95628 near and community camaraderie.
Lightning Hand Jazz from 10am to 2pm. the VFW Hall. For more information contact
08-07 Their will be self guided tours, The Phoenix Community Ron at (916) 715-0023 or Gary at
Hosted by Barry & Eleanor 07-10 Night Train special exhibits, organic gardening Garden, part of the Fair Oaks (916) 600-6540.
Brown - Grand Opening of Past Due and Playable Hosted by Dr. Elisabeth Swan,
Children’s Dance Floor Hosted by Dustin Buck - Optometrist - Swing, Smooth
Classic and Original Blues Acoustic Bluegrass, Swing, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues CST #205/435-40
Rock Folk and Humour 08-14
06-19 07-17 John Skinner Dance Band
North Market Street Jazz Band Laissez Les Bons Temps Hosted by Vickie Rosalli,
- “Kids Night Out” Rouler State Farm Insurance - Popular
Hosted by La Bella Learning Hosted by Giselle’s Travel Inc. Dance Music Trude Peterson Vasquez
Centers - Dixieland Jazz - 30’s-40’s-50’s Dance Band 08-21 Your Personal Travel Specialist in Fair Oaks
06-26 07-24 Shelley Burns (916) 961-3282 business
Sister Swing Azuar Hosted by Brinks Home www.Trude4Travel.com
Hosted by Fair Oaks Bowen Hosted by Mercy San Juan Security - Swing Standards
Therapy - 1940’s Andrew Trude.email@example.com
Medical Center - Rock and Roll 08-28
07-31 Capitol Pops Concert Band “The world is a book, and those that do not
07-03 Mimosa Hosted by Trude Vasquez,
Polly’s Hot Paupers Hosted by Woman’s Thursday Ships & Trips Travel- travel read only one page.”~ Saint Augustine
Hosted by Heritage Service Club of Fair Oaks - Jazz, Swing Broadway, Popular, Patriotic
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Second Edition for June 2008 Page 7
The 20th Annual Community Band
News & Views
Mercy Offers Free Seminar:
Knee and Hip Pain and Treatment Festival in Carmichael Park The 20th annual Community
Join Mercy Orthopedic Sur- the importance of rehabilitation in an effort to educate residents Band Festival in Carmichael Park,
geon Hunter Greene, MD, and after a surgical procedure for about knee and hip pain and May 31 and June 1, went off without
a Mercy physical therapist at a successful recovery. treatment. For more informa- a hitch, entertaining hundreds of
free health education seminar One in five Americans over tion, go to mercymobility.org. music lovers from as far away as
about knee and hip pain and age 60 experience significant Seminar is free. Refreshments Roseville, Newcastle, Elk Grove,
Davis, Woodland as well as the
treatment. Dr. Greene will cov- knee pain; one in seven Ameri- will be provided. Registration
Sacramento area. This annual
er knee and hip anatomy; why cans over age 60 report signifi- is required at (916) 851-2110 or event, sponsored by the Sacramento
people experience knee and hip cant hip pain. A team of Mercy mercymobility.org. Valley Symphonic Band Association
pain; and treatments for knee orthopedic surgeons and physi- Eskaton Village, 3939 Wal- (www.svsba.org) founded by Dr. Les
and hip pain. A physical thera- cal therapists will travel to dif- nut Avenue, Carmichael, CA, Lehr, and the Carmichael Parks and
pist will cover the different ex- ferent sites in the Sacramento Thursday, June 19, 2008, Recreation Dept. headed up by Tracy
ercises to help alleviate pain and region during the month of June 10:30 a.m. Kerth, is scheduled on the weekend
of the first Sunday in June. It is the
Photo by Kevin Sullivan
brainchild of organizers, Dr. Les
Lehr, Grant Parker and John Lillie, all
50th Annual Carmichael Elks directors of one or more bands in the
4th OF JULY PARADE area. One of the largest community
band festivals in the nation, there is Dr. Les Lehr, Director and Founder, leads the the Sacramento Valley
“Community Spirit in America” a band every hour on the hour from Symphonic Band Association
Grand Marshall - COL. WILLIAM C. CRIDLAND - 50 yr. Elks “Charter Member” 11 am to 6 pm both days, involving for June 6 and 7, 2009. Mark your For further information:
over 1500 musicians. This year’s calendars now and join us for a 916-489-2576 or
Come and Celebrate the 50th ANNUAL CARMICHAEL ELKS PARADE and OPEN HOUSE at the
event also included the 59th Army wonderful musical afternoon under www.sacwinds.org.
Carmichael Elks Lodge!!! Festivities Start IMMEDIATELY after the Parade! Band. Next year’s event is scheduled the shade trees!
BRING YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS -----
Breakfast starts at 7 AM
Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Hamburgers, and Hot Dogs Throughout the Day!!!
A Personal Umbrella for a Rainy Day
By Michael Lynch liability insurance coverage, it may not be first $250,000 but an umbrella policy
Swimming and Games with Prizes for Children. enough. A Personal Liability Umbrella would respond for the next $550,000.
Dance to Live Band Music in the Ballroom!! State Farm® Policy provides additional amounts of Also an umbrella policy often insures
“Your American River Agent” liability coverage at an affordable price. against some types of losses for which
Parade awards at 3 PM at the Elks Lodge What is an umbrella policy? there is no coverage in the underlying
There are so many “rainy days” that
The Exalted Ruler will draw the Winning Raffle Tickets at the Elks Lodge at 5 PM!! people can experience - a sick child, A Personal Liability Umbrella Policy policy. Examples of such loss include
a broken-down car or a late mortgage provides additional layers of liability libel, slander and defamation of
1st Prize - $2,000 2nd Prize - 1,500 3rd Prize - 1,000 payment. coverage over the liability coverage character.
Raffle tickets on sale at the Lodge!! But what about a lawsuit? of your underlying policies. Personal
umbrella coverage amounts typically
Why have an umbrella policy?
The value of a personal liability
These days lawsuits are being filed,
not just against big corporations, but begin at one million dollars and can umbrella policy is to provide higher
also against people like you and me. be increased in increments of one amounts of liability coverage for an
In the blink of an eye, you could be million dollars. affordable premium. It can help protect
involved in a car or boating accident, or Here’s an example of how an umbrella the financial assets of your household
have someone become injured on your policy could work: Let’s say your car is when you need it most and can bring
property that could result in litigation insured for liability with limits of $250,000 confidence knowing that you have the
against you seeking thousands or even per person. You pull into an intersection, coverage needed to help protect your
millions of dollars. strike another vehicle and severely injure family.
Even though your primary insurance the other driver. This insured person sues To see if this is a policy that can benefit
policies, such as Auto, Homeowners, you and the judgment against you totals you, talk to your insurance agent.
Boatowners, etc., may provide substantial $800,000. Your auto policy will pay the
Second Edition for June 2008
Free Community Fireworks Home Improvements Featured
Demonstration July 3 on New Website
Remodeling, Replacement expertise and experience in both to transform your dreams into
Windows, Flooring and Other interior remodeling as well as functional realities. Our services
The Orangevale Grange No. 354 be a snack bar on site with the kids Proceeds from the sale of Home Improvements Featured exterior renovations have helped include all types of home remodeling
and the Overalls Square Dance consuming many snow cones along fireworks at the booth on site and the on New Website for Sacramento us in developing our most prized and improvement services from
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the beautiful meadow behind the chasing him around the meadow The Grange is looking forward to masterprojectconstruction.com as
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is between Madison Avenue and along with the fire trucks from the hot dog or snow cone at the snack about home improvement projects.
Greenback Lane. Families are Sacramento Fire Department. Kids bar opening at 6 PM, with the other With articles being added almost
encouraged to come out with their always love getting to sit in the fire festivities starting at 6:30 PM. The every day and an online monthly
lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy truck and will be given stickers fireworks demonstration show newsletter of home remodeling
music, face painting, fire trucks and literature for the parents reminding will begin around dusk. For more tips the website is anticipated to
a FREE fireworks show. There will them to keep it safe on July 4th. information call (916) 988-8871. quickly become Sacramento’s
primary resource web site for home
Newlyweds Need to Reconcile improvement.
Future plans include
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professional advice from expert
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thinking. Ask yourselves these types answer forum for Sacramento area
of questions: Do we both want to save homeowners.
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Kirk Camunez strategies. And after you begin stated, “Our goal for the website
investing, you may well find that you is to be the best home and family
June is one of the most popular resource guide for assisting all
months for weddings. This may be can discover ways to “complement”
each other’s tendencies and preferences homeowners in Sacramento,” The
due, in part, to June being named for depth of knowledge and resources
Juno, the Roman goddess of women - that is, your “aggressive” choices can
balance your spouse’s “conservative” www.masterprojectconstruction.
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may well have different attitudes about which will have already cooled by
investing, and some of those differences the time you invest, and, in any case,
may be due to your respective genders. may not be suitable for your needs.
A major, long-term study by researchers On the other hand, if your spouse is a
at the University of California found conservative investor and consistently
that women trade stocks less often than favors “conservative” investments
men, do more research before making such as bonds and Certificates of
an investment decision, and tend to stick Deposit, he or she might not get the
with their investments longer. growth potential needed to help you
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meet your objectives. The key is open can take some work, but it’s well
and frequent communication. Talk to worth the effort.
The Orangevale Grange
In association with the
Overalls Square Dance Club
is sponsoring their annual
Fireworks Demonstration on July 3rd.
Bring the entire family.
There will be a Snack Bar on site, Fire Trucks, Prizes, Face Painting, Live Entertainment and a
FREE FIREWORKS DEMONSTRATION
Snack bar opens at 6 PM and the Festivities start at 6:30 PM
Fireworks Demonstration 8:30 PM
The demonstration will be held on the beautiful grass meadow behind the Orangevale Grange
Hall located at 5807 Walnut Avenue (Between Madison Avenue and Greenback Lane).
For information call (916) 988-8871 or (916) 417-9750
Second Edition for June 2008 Page 9
Gold RiverCity Rewards 1st City
News Views &
4x4 “Hands-On” Safety Clinic June 28
Safety Clinic Teaches Suv
Owners How To Properly Drive
The clinic begins with several
hours of classroom instruction,
followed by several additional hours
In addition to teaching driving
techniques and safety, the course
also places strong emphasis on
Semester Program Student
Saturday, June 28, Prairie City of memorable hands-on driving, the environment. Student will
State Vehicular Recreation Area where students will encounter continually hear instructors talk
Thousands of northern many simulated obstacles similar to about treading lightly, not disturbing
Californians are buying into the those they would encounter in the wildlife and staying on designated
popular sport utility vehicle (SUV) backcountry. Students will learn roads and trails.
market; however, the majority of how to “walk” their vehicle, how to Cost to attend the hands-on clinic
those owners are not confident drive over trails and big rocks, and is $60 for each student-driver and
that they are ready to take their how to use a tow strap for anyone $5 for each ride along passenger.
vehicle off the highway into the who gets stuck in the mud or snow. The Prairie City SVRA is located
backcountry. With so many people wanting to south of Highway 50. Take the
To assist SUV and other four- get off road to their favorite fishing Prairie City Road exit and continue
wheel driver owners, the Capital hole or just get away from big city south on Prairie City Road to White
City Mountain Goat 4X4 Club life, the Capital City Mountain Goat Rock Road. Take a right-hand turn
will conduct its next four-wheel club offers a clinic for a different on White Rock Road and watch for
drive “hands-on” safety clinic on kind of driving that opens up a the entrance to the park o the left
Saturday, June 28 at the Prairie City whole new world for exploration hand side of the road.
State Vehicular Recreation Area and adventure. There is no auto club
(SVRA), located approximately 20 towing or emergency road service To reserve space in the upcoming
miles east of Sacramento. for off-highway vehicle drivers, so June clinic or for more information,
Starting time for the clinic students will be taught common contact Carol Moreland at (916)
is 8 a.m. at the Prairie City sense and confidence building for 455-9930 or visit the club’s website
SVRA headquarters. virtually every situation they might at www.ccmg4wd.org.
encounter while driving off road.
Life Jackets: Not Just A Good Idea- The City of Rancho Cordova honored Hardeep Sullan (fourth from left) at a recent City Council meeting for being
the first student to participate in and complete its City Semester Program. Pictured from left: Mayor Linda Budge;
Cameron Billeci, Cordova High School teacher; Jackie Levy, Cordova High School Principal; Hardeep; Amarjit
Now It’s the Law!
By Jill Conner – Metro Fire jacket that is too small may not be ahead. Life jackets can be borrowed
Sullen, her father; Jasdeep Sullen, her brother; Sukhvinder Sullan, her mother; and Gurdeep Sullen, her sister.
Hardeep Sullan, a graduating them to civil service and politics,” The daughter of Amarjit and
Public Education able to be buckled properly. for the day or for a weekend. senior at Cordova High School, is the he explained. Sukhvinder Sullan, she has lived in
On July 11th, the County Board And “floatees”, inner tubes, and Life jackets can be borrowed from recipient of the first City Semester Sullan was selected as the first Rancho Cordova for eight years and
of Supervisors voted unanimously inflatable toys are NOT life jackets. the following Metro Fire Stations: Program scholarship from the City of participant based on her written and attended Mitchell Middle School as
to adopt a new regulation which So now there is a new law and you Station 31 – 7950 California Rancho Cordova. She was awarded oral skills, her grade point average, her well as Cordova High School.
requires children ages 12 and under do not have life jackets and they are Avenue, Fair Oaks a $1,000 scholarship at her graduation collaborative problem-solving abilities, Billeci said that he is recruiting for
to wear a life jacket in any county not in the budget for now….what do Station 32 – 8890 Roediger Lane, ceremony and was honored at the and her maturity. this fall’s City Semester Program.
controlled body of water. This would you do? Fair Oaks (faces Hazel Avenue) Rancho Cordova City Council meeting “We are very proud to have had He added that he wanted to credit
include the rivers and lake in the The county has stations along Station 59 – 7210 Murieta Drive, on June 2nd. Hardeep as our first student to complete both Pat Godwin and Janie DeArcos,
Sacramento area. the rivers where life jackets can Rancho Murieta Sullan began the City Semester this internship,” said Rancho Cordova Folsom-Cordova Unified School
The parents of children caught be borrowed for the day free of Station 61 – 10595 Folsom Blvd, Program in January – working five City Manager Ted Gaebler. “She learned District Superintendent and Assistant
without a life jacket will face up to six charge. During the major holiday Rancho Cordova hours a week at City Hall for 16 weeks. about the challenge of maintaining a Superintendent of Curriculum,
months in jail and a $500.00 fine. weekends of the summer, Metro Fire Station 63 – 12395 Folsom Blvd, Under the supervision of Mindy city while gaining knowledge about respectively, for their assistance
This is not just the law, it is a good in conjunction with our C.E.R.T. Rancho Cordova Cuppy in the City Manager’s Office, her local government. We think with creating the social studies
idea and a great way to save lives. (Citizens Emergency Response Station 110 – 1432 Eastern Sullan performed administrative she learned, but we also benefited internship program with the City
Life jackets DO save lives. But it is Team) volunteers, man life jacket Avenue, Sacramento tasks in the City’s City Manager’s from her being here.” of Rancho Cordova.
important that the life jacket be the loan out stations at the river. For addition locations where you Office and the Human Resources Sullen was named Salutatorian of The City of Rancho Cordova, located
correct size for the wearer. A life You can also go to one of the fire can borrow life jackets, go to the and Finance Departments. her class and was ranked number one in Sacramento County, was incorporated
jacket is not something that you buy stations listed below, where you can California Department of Boating In addition to the scholarship, with a grade point average of 4.44. She in 2003 and will soon be marking its
large and let the child ‘grow into’. borrow life jackets for the family and Waterways website at: www. Sullan also received five units plans to study electrical engineering 5th Anniversary. The City is known for
Life jackets must be the proper size for free. The stations have several dbw.ca.gov or call Sacramento of elective credit. at the University of California, Davis its innovative approach to government
for the child NOW. A life jacket that different sizes available, ranging from Metro Fire District at (916) The City Semester Program was this fall. She has been awarded and its fiscal soundness. City Hall is
is too large can slip off of the child infants to adults sizes to loan out, 566-4000 for more information. developed by Cordova High School the UC Davis Undergraduate located at 2729 Prospect Park Drive,
and leave them unprotected. A life but the numbers are limited, so plan teacher, Cameron Billeci. “I wanted Scholarship, the David Rudnick Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; phone
social studies students to have the Memorial Scholarship, and the Cragen is 916-851-8700; website address is
“World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions opportunity to experience local
city government and to introduce
Scholarship from the Cordova High
School Math Department.
The Lipizzaner Stallions are
on their 38th Anniversary Tour
Hot on the hoofs of Gen.
George Patton rescuing the
Lipizzaner at the end of
WWII 63 years ago, the World
Famous Lipizzaner Stallions
Tour arrive for their 38th
Anniversary Tour in 2008.
In 1970, Producer Gary
Lashinsky created a new
family arena attraction,
starring The “World Famous”
The tour reaches over 140
cities a year and is the third
longest running family show
on the road today, after
Ringling Bros and Harlem Above The Ground.” These greater worldwide interest in
Globetrotters. are the spectacular leaps and the Lipizzaner breed. Had
The tour includes many of maneuvers, once used by it not been for Patton, there
the traditional movements riders in saddle to protect would be no Lipizzans today.
and exercises presented at and defend themselves on the Harkening back to time
the world renowned Spanish battlefield, which are now when the horse was a symbol
Riding School of Vienna. preserved as an equestrian of grace and majesty, the
Many of the horses and work of art. When you see the LIPIZZANER STALLIONS
riders who appear in this Lipizzans perform, it is like are truly a great experience
special 38th Anniversary stepping back four hundred to be enjoyed by the entire
edition, were hand picked by and twenty-five years and family. One does not need
producer, Gary Lashinsky to viewing one of the greatest to be a horse lover to
perform in this unique family equine ballets in history. enjoy the “The Dancing
oriented arena attraction. Over The Lipizzan is a rare and White Stallions”!
the years, twenty-three million unique breed; its history and
people throughout North and TWO SHOWS!
culture is known worldwide. Sunday, June 29th at 2pm & 6pm
South America, Great Britain, The Walt Disney movie The ARCO ARENA
Europe, Australia and Hawaii Miracle of the White Stallions, One Sports Parkway
have seen this internationally depicting General George S. Sacramento, CA 95834
acclaimed spectacle. Patton saving them at the end Ticket Prices:
Included in the performance of World War II from certain There are a limited number of
is a segment called the “Airs extinction, created an even Gold Circle seats for $29.50 each
(no discounts apply). Regular
admission adult tickets are $25.50
and $19.50 each. Discounts are
available for children 12 and
under and seniors 60 and over and
groups of 15 or more (no double
discounts). Please note that there is
a $1.75 facility fee. California State Youth Pageant
Tickets Are On Sale Now!
Tickets available at the Arena box
office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
July 27, 2008
Online at www.ticketmaster.com
Charge by phone at 916-649-8497 Baby Darling to Mrs./Ms Northern California Rep.
or 530-528-8497. Group discounts Scholarships: $1000.00 - Miss $500.00 - Teen
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Credit card charges may apply to credit card
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Page 10 Police & Public Safety Second Edition for June 2008
Red Light Enforcement Program
Starts in Citrus Heights
flow of local traffic. However, actual Citations would be sent
the City granted drivers who to violators, who will then be DUI Checkpoint / DUI Enforcement
live, work, or travel through responsible for paying the The Citrus Heights Police Department will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Saturday, 06-14-08, 7:30 p.m.
Citrus Heights a 30-day grace $381 fine listed on the to 3:30 a.m., on Sunrise Blvd. between Greenback and Madison.
The checkpoint is one in a series that are being funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety
period before citations were Citation. It should be noted through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The primary goal of the grant is to attack DUI
Officer Lizz Dutton, Public Affairs Officer actually issued. that right turns on a red light, drivers in Citrus Heights using a high-intensity strike–team format, thereby reducing the number of DUI-related
“Photo enforcement has without stopping, are also deaths and injuries.
In an effort to reduce a greater deterrent effect if a violation. Drivers must Officers will be checking drivers for signs of impairment and for possessing a valid driver’s license. The
collisions and make City drivers are aware it’s out come to a complete stop vehicles of drivers without a valid driver’s license are subject to tow.
streets safer, Citrus Heights there,” said Sergeant Eric behind the limit line to make Motorists are reminded to utilize a designated driver and to not drink and drive.
will begin to issue citations Mattke, Program Manager for sure the intersection is clear Citrus Heights police have investigated serious collisions in this area in the past several months. Two of those
for the red light photo the new safety initiative. “It is of traffic and pedestrians, collisions involved drivers who had been drinking.
enforcement program June 6, important to us that all Citrus before continuing with Anyone with questions regarding this operation may contact Sergeant Eric Mattke at (916) 727-5500, or Officer
2008. Cameras and violation Heights drivers know we’re the right turn. Anthony Boehle at (916) 727-5500.
using photo enforcement A person can view their PC 245 (a) - Assault with a Deadly Weapons - Firearm
sensors have been monitoring The Citrus Heights Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects involved in the
two of the city’s highest-risk and that they have time to violation, by coming to the following crime:
intersection approaches – at the learn about this new safety police department or viewing On 5/26/08, at approximately 1:50 a.m., the Citrus Heights Police Department responded to a shooting that
intersection(s) of Greenback program.” it on the PhotoNotice website occurred on Greenback Lane between San Juan and Mariposa Lane in Citrus Heights. The Victims were traveling
Lane and San Juan Avenue as Citrus Heights started using listed on the citation. eastbound on Greenback Lane from the area of Auburn Road. While traveling eastbound on Greenback Lane,
well as Greenback Lane and the red light cameras on May For more information please the Victims and Suspects were engaged in a verbal altercation. A series of gunshots were fired from the Suspect’s
Fountain Square Drive. 5th, but for the first thirty days, contact Sergeant Mattke at vehicle into the Victim’s vehicle. The driver and passenger in the victims’ vehicle were both struck. The driver
The program is seen by only Warning Notices were (916) 727-5500. received serious injuries and the passenger received life threatening injuries from the shooting. The suspects were
City officials as an important issued. The Notices explained last seen traveling eastbound on Greenback Lane towards Sunrise Blvd.
step to improve the safety and that beginning (June 6, 2008), Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Citrus Heights Police Department at 916-727-5500
or Detective David Moranz at 916-727-5821. Callers may remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward
by calling Sacramento Citizens’ Crime Alert at 916-443-4357 (HELP).
Fireworks Safety Tips Wildfire Scorches 6,400 Acres
for the Whole Family burns in an instant. the house, dry grass and leaves
Sac Metro Fire Captain Severely
Injured When Overrun By Fast
the wildfire under control, with the
following fire apparatus committed to
the incident: 17 grass rigs, 14 engine
UC Davis Medical Center.
The estimated size of the burned
area is 6,400 acres. The strike
Fireworks, obviously, can also and flammable materials. Keep At 12:12 this afternoon Sac Metro companies, 6 water tenders, 1 truck teams have been released along
cause fires. The National Fire the audience at a safe distance fire fighters were dispatched to a company, 4 medics (ambulances), with the majority of non-Sac Metro
Protection Association reports and be sure to have a bucket of reported grass fire near the intersection 2 dozers, 2 helicopters, 1 air attack fire fighters. At this time there is
that local fire departments water, a hose or a fire extinguisher of Jackson Highway and Bradshaw unit, 1 air tanker, and 2 rehab units. no significant active fire, and a
respond to more than 50,000 nearby. Road. First arriving units found a fast It took approximately four hours to containment line has been cut around
fires caused by fireworks each • Assign one person to be moving grass fire on the south side stop the rapid, forward spread of the 65% of the burn area. The primary
year. These range from fires “firefighter” of Jackson Highway approximately conflagration when it was finally concern is the possibility that embers
in dry brush and grass to fires That persons’ responsibility is 1/2 mile east of Bradshaw Road. The halted near Grant Line Road and and brands in the burn area will
By Jill Conner – Public Education that can damage or completely to remain alert and ready with a flames were rapidly spreading to the Calvine Road. be carried across the containment
Technician – Metro Fire destroy a home. water source. south-east being driven by sustained During the early stages of the line by winds and cause flare ups.
4th of July is coming! Along So what can you do to protect • Never try to re-light a winds out of the north-west in excess incident, a Sac Metro fire captain Dozens of fire fighters will remain
with the BBQ’s, swimming your family and still have a fun, “dud” and never use homemade of 20 miles per hour, with intermittent was severely inju red while at the fire scene throughout the
and family fun, there are, of enjoyable 4th of July celebration? fireworks gusts over 40 miles per hour. A attempting to protect a mobile home night and into tomorrow performing
course, FIREWORKS! Along In the Sacramento area there are If a firework does not light or second alarm was immediately that was threatened by the rapidly overhaul operations and working
with fireworks comes fire and a number of excellent public function properly, do not attempt requested with additional apparatus approaching fire. The three-person the burn area until all remaining
burns. Statistics show that more fireworks displays that are much to relight it. Wait 20 minutes and personnel rushing to the scene. crew had taken a position near the hot spots and smoldering debris
than 10,000 people are injured more impressive than anything and then soak it in a bucket of A combination of dry vegetation, low mobile home, deployed a hose line piles are completely extinguished
each year by fireworks. These that you can do in your front water. Never use homemade humidity, rising temperatures and and were attempting to prevent the and cool.
injuries include burns, and the yard, and they are safer for the fireworks and never try to alter extreme wind conditions combined ignition of the home as the wildfire The results of the damage
loss of fingers, limbs, hearing or whole family as well. legal fireworks. to cause the fire to rapidly spread to was raging nearby. A sudden shift assessment are as follows: 5 homes
vision and injuries that can leave Of you really feel that you • Remember your pets! the south-east. Sacramento area fire in the wind’s direction and severe destroyed (3 mobile homes & 2 single
permanent scarring. must have your own fireworks Animals are extremely agencies involved in the incident increase in its velocity accelerated the family dwellings); 19 outbuildings
In my job as a Public Education display at your home or in your sensitive to noise and can be included Sac Metro Fire, Sac City Fire, flame front directly towards the fire destroyed; 4 vehicles destroyed; 4
Technician, I find it ironic that, neighborhood, there are several extremely frightened or stressed Cosumnes Fire, Wilton Fire, Herald crew. The engineer and fire fighter trailers destroyed. The loss of only
as parents, we teach our children tips that can help to make your on the Fourth of July. Keep your Fire, West Sac Fire and Folsom Fire. were barely able to scrammble 5 homes in a fire of this intensity
364 days a year that fire is event safer. pets indoors which will reduce Cal Fire was called in very early in to safety inside the cab of their and magnitude is extraordinary, and
dangerous and that matches and • Children should not the risk that the pet will run loose the incident as well as 5 strike teams fire engine. Unfortunately the fire speaks to the professionalism and
lighters are only for adults, then handle fireworks! or get injured. being requested through Region 4 of captain was unable to reach safety courage of the men and women
on one day of the year, we hand Never let children handle, play If someone is injured by O.E.S.. The strike teams requested and was burned over by the flames. who battled this conflagration.
a burning stick to a child and let with or light any fireworks at all. fireworks, immediately go to a included 2 from San Joaquin County, The 21-year veteran of Sac Metro More than 50 residences were saved
them wave it around, inches from Adults should handle and light doctor or an emergency room. If 1 from Yolo County, 1 from El Fire suffered third degree burns to his by the fire fighters who placed
their skin, faces and clothes. all fireworks. Remember that an eye injury occurs, don’t rub or Dorado County and 1 from Nevada hands and second degree burns to his themselves between the approaching
The majority of persons that they burn very hot! touch the eye as this could make County. At the peak of operations forearms. He was transported code flame f ront and citizen’s homes
are injured are younger than 20 • Use only “safe and sane” the injury even worse. If there is there were over 200 fire personnel 3 to Mercy General Hospital before and protected them as the
years old and most burn injuries fireworks a burn, remove clothing from the actively involved in the effort to bring being transferred to the burn unit at fire burned past.
involve children. The injuries to Safe and Sane (and legal) burned area and run COOL (not
children are usually burns to the
hands and face, including the eyes.
These burns can cause vision
impairment and disfiguring scars.
fireworks will have the State
Fire Marshalls seal on them.
Remember, if it explodes or
cold) water over the burn. (Do
not use ice!).
Fireworks and Fourth of July
American Red Cross Urges Caution
Sparklers have traditionally been
the biggest danger to children.
leaves the ground, it is illegal in
the State of California.
• Light fireworks only in a
are meant to be enjoyed, but
you will enjoy them much more
knowing that your family and
as Wildfire Season Begins
The temperature at the tip of a safe area friends are safe. Take extra With the National Weather Service’s in case you must evacuate. • Keep important family documents
sparkler reaches 1800 degrees Only light fireworks on a precautions this year and your recent issuance of a red flag warning • Arrange temporary housing at in a waterproof container. Assemble a
Fahrenheit and can cause severe smooth, flat surface away from holiday can be a BLAST! throughout the Sacramento Valley a friend or relative’s home outside the smaller version of your kit to keep in
area, the American Red Cross urges threatened area. the trunk of your car.
community residents to reduce their Emergency Supplies For more information about wildfire
risk of having a wildfire by preparing When wildfire threatens, you won’t safety and preparedness, or to purchase
now—before the wildfire strikes. have time to shop or search for supplies. anAmerican Red Cross disaster supplies
Following these simple steps will help Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit with kit, please visit the American Red Cross
residents practice wildfire safety and items you may need if advised to evacuate. website at www.sacsierraredcross.org.
reduce the risk of disasters happening Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry About the Sacramento Sierra Chapter
in their area. containers such as backpacks, duffle bags, or of the American Red Cross
• Install a smoke detector on each trash containers. Founded in 1898, the Sacramento
level of your home, especially near Include: Sierra Chapter of the American Red
bedrooms; test monthly and change the • A three-day supply of water (one Cross serves 2 million people inAmador,
batteries two times each year. gallon per person per day) and food that Alpine, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer,
• Teach each family member how won’t spoil. Sacramento, Tuolumne, East Yolo and
to use the fire extinguisher and show • One change of clothing and East Nevada counties. The chapter
them where it is kept. footwear per person and one blanket or responds to roughly one emergency
• Create a 30 to 100 ft. safety zone sleeping bag per person. each day, providing victims of disasters
around your home: Rake leaves, dead • A first aid kit that includes your like wildfires, floods, earthquakes and
limbs and twigs. Clear all flammable family’s prescription medications. house-fires with shelter, food, clothing
vegetation. • Emergency tools including a and comfort in those crucial first days
• Follow local burning regulations battery-powered radio, flashlight, and after a disaster. The Sacramento Sierra
If you are warned that a wildfire is plenty of extra batteries. Chapter also provides health and safety
threatening your area: • An extra set of car keys and a training to the community, equipping
• Listen to your battery-operated credit card, cash, or traveler’s checks. more than 50,000 people each year with
radio for reports and evacuation • Sanitation supplies. skills like CPR, first aid, aquatics safety
information. Follow the instructions of • Special items for infant, elderly and more. For more information on
local officials. or disabled family members. local Red Cross programs and services,
• Make plans to care for your pets • An extra pair of eyeglasses. visit www.sacsierraredcross.org.
From The Sacramento County Sheriff
Time Crime Address Location Type
2008-05-31 00:01 Burglary Business 5000 block of Runway Dr Vehicle
2008-06-01 04:03 Narcotics Temescal St / Main St Highway/road/alley
2008-06-02 03:56 Vandalism 8000 block of Sunset Ave Convenience store
2008-06-04 01:43 Narcotics 8900 block of Madison Ave Gas/service station
2008-06-05 04:00 Vandalism 5000 block of Sunrise Blvd Financial/bank/savings loan
2008-05-31 13:00 Larceny/Theft 7200 block of Fair Oaks Blvd Restaurant/fast food
2008-05-31 17:00 Vandalism 6100 block of Landis Ave Residence/home
2008-05-31 18:44 Larceny/Theft 4700 block of Manzanita Ave Grocery/supermarket
2008-06-01 10:00 Vandalism 4900 block of Marconi Ave Residence/home
2008-06-02 07:00 Burglary Residential 2400 block of Werbe Ln Residence/home
2008-06-02 19:00 Stolen Property 2400 block of Mission Ave Other/unknown
2008-06-03 13:05 Larceny/Theft 4000 block of Manzanita Ave Grocery/supermarket
2008-05-31 02:34 Vandalism 6000 block of Rich Hill Dr Vehicle
2008-05-31 23:30 Burglary From Vehicle 9100 block of Greenback Ln Vehicle
2008-05-31 23:30 Burglary From Vehicle 9200 block of Greenback Ln Vehicle
Second Edition for June 2008 Church News Page 11
Turn Adversity into a Gift I Stand with Pastor Hagee has called us a “stinking corpse.” of innocent human beings. And in fact
appears to be something negative sustaining power to become a better He has organized Christian lobby in subsequent articles I hope to express
that disturbs and seems to make us human being. The hand of God is groups for the only true democracy my own theological position about
feel like life is out of control. Our “oh, so gentle”, when He allows in the Middle East across the length God and the existence of evil, Jewish
focus is on our enormous troubles our lives to be touched by adversity. and breadth of the United States even history and the place of Hitler (may
but when our lives are connected We may not realize it but He is with when a former American President and his very name be blotted out). But if I
to God, He walks us through us through every experience. A professors from Harvard and Chicago can only love those with whom I agree
every situation and forces it to go love, much like the love of human Universities have denounced our own completely, then I cannot even love
a different direction. Adversities fathers, desires the best for us out of lobbying efforts as un-American and myself - because I may very well come
anti-Democratic. to disagree tomorrow with whatever I
deep waters cover us and we feel all life’s experiences. Pastor Hagee has expressed his may have thought and said today! As
like we are drowning, but it will not God is in no hurry to deliver profound affection for us even when Pastor Hagee himself has remarked, if I
overtake us because His presence us from adversities that teach us it has been most unpopular to do so. am completely in accord with whatever
is always with us. Deep waters valuable lessons about life. Long Can we, the recipients of his heart you think and say, then one of us
will not drown us but cleanse us after we have passed through the and goodwill, dare be silent now, becomes superfluous.
completely, making us ready for waters of adversity, we can look when the political frenzy of primary We are living in a world divided
life’s next great adventure. back and we can see the many elections hysterically seeks to defame between those who believe in a God of
Pastor John Hagee
by Marlys Johnsen Norris God has ordained and planned blessings those times actually and discredit one of the greatest voices love and peace, and those who believe
our lives long before we were born. brought into our lives. We see the Christian Newswire -- Pastor John on behalf of Christian- Jewish healing in a Satan of Jihad and suicide bombers.
Every life must deal with He does allow us a lot of leeway good clearly adversity brought Hagee is a towering leader in the and cooperation? No, for the sake of Any attempt to marginalize and slander
adversity as it comes into all of Evangelical Church who has dedicated Jerusalem and for the sake of the God of leaders of the camp of the former will
for us to arrange our lives, but into our lives and we are grateful. a great part of his enormously love and peace we must raise our voices only serve to strengthen the camp of
our lives from time to time. . In a ultimately He will bring events into We learn to turn what goes wrong, successful ministry to reaching out in in support of and friendship for the very the latter, with the future existence of
strange way it connects us to an our lives that will change and guide into a “gift” that benefits our future love and loving-kindness to the Jewish individual who has never faltered in his the free world perilously hanging in the
omnipresent, omnipotent God who us toward what He ultimately has forever! people and the State of Israel. He has support and friendship for us! balance. And so I continue to proudly
loves us unconditionally. God planned for us long ago. Marlys Johnsen Norris admirably defended our right to our Does this mean that I must necessarily shout from the rooftops that this rabbi
uses adversity to chip and wash Looking at adversity from LIFE MESSAGE WORKSHOPS historic homeland even when our agree with all of the theological in Israel stands firmly alongside -his
away certain areas of our lives that God’s perspective--we are actually “Intimacy Begins Going God’s Way” enemies have attempted to disgorge us positions taken by Pastor Hagee? Not beloved friend, a true friend of Israel
need transformation. Adversity being cleansed and washed by His Marlysj@sbcglobal.net from our homes and drive us into the at all! True friendship means that I and the free world, Pastor John Hagee.
sea; he has praised the Lord for having continue to love and even partner with Shlomo Riskin
California’s Evangelicals: Hope imbued us, the “post- Holocaust dry
bones of Ezekiel,” with renewed life
and vigor even when our arch-enemy
my friend, despite disagreeing with
him on even fundamental positions of
theology and ideology - as long as his
Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Israel
Founder: Ohr Torah Stone Center for
and Warning to McCain and the arch-enemy of the free world views do not threaten the life or limb Understanding & Cooperation
Christian Newswire/ -- California
Evangelicals have a message of
based on his Vice presidential pick.
Reality Alert is an electronic
ElectionForum.org, an organization
that recommends candidates that best Why Am I Having
hope...and a message of warning...
for Senator John McCain.
When surveyed, 90.4% of
with a special focus on California. It
covers politics, economics, religious
represent a Christian worldview.
The poll asked, “If Senator John
McCain chooses a conservative vice-
So Many Problems?
and you’re going ask, “Why? Why mature character.”
Californian Evangelicals said issues and theological themes presidential running mate acceptable
me Lord? Why is this happening to I don’t know what you’re going
they’d vote for John McCain if impacting today’s church. to Evangelical Christians, how me?” as if your life is supposed to be through right now. But I do know
the Vice presidential choice was Craig Huey, publisher, said, would you vote?” exempt from all the troubles and trials how God wants you to respond to
a conservative, acceptable to “Clearly John McCain’s vice Results 90.4% would vote for everybody else faces. It is not. The it, regardless of what you’re going
Evangelical Christians. presidential choice will be a major John McCain, <1% would vote for goal of this life is not your comfort. through. You cannot choose what is
A second question was asked if factor if he is to win in November. 60 the Democratic candidate, 5.2% The goal of this life is your character going to happen to you next week,
they would support Senator McCain million Evangelicals could vote for would vote third party and 1.1% development. We’re just passing next month, next year. But you can
if he chose a moderate or liberal him if motivated. Evangelicals are would not vote for any presidential By Pastor Ray Dare through. Life on earth is temporary. choose how you’re going to respond,
vice presidential running mate. The included as one of the largest voting candidate. This is not heaven. One day you’re how you’re going to react -- whether
percentage dropped dramatically blocs along with the Hispanic, black, The poll then asked “If Senator The Bible says that the storms of going to be in a place with no it’s going to make you or break you,
down to only 45.8% for McCain. union and other voting groups. 27.1 John McCain chooses a moderate life happen to good people and bad problems, no trials. And you’re going whether you’re going to be bitter
people (Matthew 5:45). Storms are to spend millions and billions of years or better. Your choose the way you
54.2 % said they would not million Evangelicals voted in or liberal Vice presidential running there. But if you keep thinking you’re respond to the circumstances that
vote for McCain if he had a liberal 2004.” mate, how would you vote?” impartial. When good things happen,
that’s called grace. When bad things going to have heaven on earth, you’re come into your life. I am confident of
or moderate running mate. That McCain can work to expand the Results 45.2% would vote for happen, that’s called life! We live in going to be very disappointed. how God wants you to respond. “Dear
might be between 14 to 19 million Evangelical voter base to 35 or 40 John McCain, 2.4% would vote an imperfect world. This is not heaven. What really matters most in life is not brothers, is your life full of difficulties
votes in November if he chose a million based on his Vice president for the Democratic candidate, 26% God has not promised us a problem- what happens to you. What happens to and temptations? Then be happy, for
liberal or moderate vice presidential pick. The road to capturing the White would vote third party and 19.4% free life, but He has promised a purpose you is not the most important thing in when the way is rough, your patience
candidate. House depends on the Evangelical would not vote for any presidential beyond every problem. I don’t care your life. What happens in you is what has a chance to grow. So let it grow,
The poll was sent to over 10,000 voter. In California and two other candidate. whether you caused it, somebody else matters most. And that is your choice. and don’t try to squirm out of your
California Evangelicals in California. states, the marriage initiative on the For more information contact caused it, the devil caused it, I don’t You can put two people in the same problems. For when your patience is
While not a scientific poll- it does ballot will draw an above-average Craig Huey, 310-947- 6120, craig@ care who caused it; every problem has bad circumstances. One will come finally in full bloom, then you will be
a purpose. out a whiner and the other will come ready for anything, strong in character,
reflect on how the Evangelical voter Evangelical turnout at the polls. electionforum.org,www.electionforum. out a winner. One will come out bitter full and complete.” James 1:2-4 (LB)
will respond to McCain’s presidency Reality Alert is published by org and www.judgevoterguide.com. What is that purpose? It’s to make
me like Jesus Christ; to build character and the other will come out better. When you respond positively, God’s
in my life. Romans 5:3-4 says, “We can be full promise is patience and character,
Lutheran Until you understand this, life
isn’t going to make sense. All kinds
of joy here and now, even in our trials
and troubles. These very things (the
trials and troubles) will give us patient
strong and ready for anything.
Pastor Ray Dare,
of problems are going to come your New Community Christian Church
Church Day way… troubles, trials, difficulties, endurance; this in turn will develop a www.YourNewChurch.org
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Calling”. We are excited to have com is reporting today that Sen.
Mt. Cross staff back this year. 9 John McCain may have little
am to 3 pm, July 7 - 11, 2008. interest in reaching out to his
conservative base, including
Vacation Bible School Day evangelical Christian voters,
Camp is for kids in Kindergarten as his campaign has declined
through 6th grade. Cost is $20 an offer to meet with the Rev.
per child ($15 for siblings). For Billy Graham. The Newsmax.
com story -- “ McCain Declines
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916.988.2484 or go to www. -- is authored by presidential
ChristTheKingOV.org. We hope author Doug Wead. Wead had
to see you there! been instrumental in setting up
a meeting between Dr. Graham
and George W. Bush during the
2000 election. The Newsmax
story includes the actual letter
the McCain campaign wrote
declining the meeting with
Billy Graham. In his Newsmax
report, Wead explores the rocky
relationship between McCain
and the evangelical community,
including his recent decision
to denounce Rev. John Hagee.
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4. As king of Israel, Ahab reigned in
what place 20 and two years?
Canaan, Raamah, Samaria, Nubia
5. From 2 Kings 23:34, what was the
original name of Jehoiakim? Jedidi-
ah, Eliakim, Laban, Ahaziah
6. Unto which land’s mountains did
Abraham take Isaac to be sacrificed?
Moriah, Carmel, Sinai, Harmon
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Page 12 Entertainment Second Edition for June 2008
By David Dickstein
This turn of events does not
sit well with the Furious Five, or crea
A legendary, sex-addicted Israeli with Master Shifu, who thinks lous
commando fakes his own death to Po is irredeemably incapable of this
live his dream of being a New York being properly trained, if only Is
because the panda is obscenely see
hairstylist. Yes, that old chestnut.
overweight and lacking any “Indiana Jones and role
We jest, of course, because Adam the Kingdom of the mor
athletic skills. What Po lacks in first
Sandler’s latest laugher is as original
ability, he more than makes up for Crystal Skull”
a high-concept comedy as you’ll in optimism and enthusiasm. And Running time: 124 minutes
want this summer. Plus, it’s not half so the giant panda participates in MPAA rating: PG-13
bad. The absurdity has as many a rigorous training program that What does it say about a film that an
hits as misses, but considering the hour into it, I had to pick up my Nin-
is often very comical, because tendo DS to play “Age of Empires” to
actor’s track record with comedies, Photo By: Tracy Bennett
as expected Po is uncoordinated stay entertained? I went into “Indiana
we’ll take it gladly. When you think Adam Sandler is Zohan and maladroit. Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal
Master Shifu’s lessons, which Skull” with the lowest of expectations,
about it, Sandler hasn’t done a really eye-for-an-eye strategy against the moment of cat hacky sack. Jeers to and they were met.
good comedy since “The Wedding Palestinians, Zohan trades in his a pointless limo scene with a barfing
by Tim Riley will lead eventually to obtaining The film takes place in the 1950s
Singer,” and that was 10 years ago. rifles and bombs for a comb and Henry Winkler, an exchange of the powerful knowledge from during the height of the Red Scare. An
CUDDLY ANIMATED the secret Dragon Scroll, take on old friend of Indy’s (John Hurt) has Los
But “You Don’t Mess with the scissors. In order to pull off his dirty talk with Charlotte Rae (Mrs. gone missing in Peru. Soviets are hav
“PANDA” MASTERS a greater sense of urgency when involved. And there is a frantic chase
Zohan” is capable of drawing life-changing stunt, he throws a Garrett from “The Facts of Life”) spar
THE KUNG FU ACTION the vicious snow leopard Tai to see whether Indy or the Russkies ing
genuine belly laughs from anyone game of grenade ping pong to his and a pair of low-payoff subplots, will gain possession of a mysterious side
MOVES Lung (Ian MacShane) escapes
open to goofy and gonzo humor Arab nemesis the Phantom (John one involving bumbling Palestinian crystal skull that may hold the secret Th
from the heavily-fortified and to a legendary city of gold — and the
mined out of the centuries’ old Turturro), a cur of a man both terrorists set on killing Zohan grea
KUNG FU PANDA (Rated PG) well-guarded prison where he has Roswell Incident. scen
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s a egotistical and entrepreneurial (he once they find out he’s still alive been chained up for years. With Yeah. Let’s just say there’s a point in Part
f`lawed, uneven movie, but good leverages his celebrity to open a and living incognito, and another Who doesn’t love a cuddly, soft revenge on his mind for having this movie where entertainment ends pid.
and George Lucas begins. And I don’t abo
for Sandler for taking a risk by chain of falafel joints). Shun by the that shapes a big, bad American panda, the world’s cutest animal been denied what he presumed mean that in a good way. The only way baji
spicing up his signature juvenile Paul Mitchell salon for having no developer as the movie’s ultimate and the best thing to come out of was his rightful place as the this plot could get dumber would be ple
China since stir-fried noodles? Dragon Warrior, Tai Lung is set the inclusion of Jar-Jar Binks. It
schtick with politics. experience and being way too ‘80s, villain (played by overexposed ring That said, Cate Blanchett was deli-
Ironically, the lovable panda that to wreak havoc on Po’s isolated I di
Sporting a bad ‘80s hairdo, a Zohan eventually lands a job at a announcer Michael Buffer). cious. She really chewed up the wai
provocative bulge and an accent beauty parlor owned by an Arab. And as for the overarching stars in the animated “Kung Fu village. scenery as the Soviet parapsycholo- thin
Panda” is a clumsy lug working For the final third of its gist Irina Spalko. I was so hoping that adm
more Borat than Israeli, Zohan Oy – what would his parents think? message of the movie – that we at some point she’d refer to Harrison G
in the family’s noodle shop. run, “Kung Fu Panda” lurches Ford and Shia LeBeouf as “Moose and
finds none of this embarrassing. Oh yeah, they think he’s dead. should all just get along – may Incongruous as it may seem, quickly from the comedic tone to Squirrel.”
He’s quite comfortable, no, make The shop owner being beautiful the preposterous happy ending animation doesn’t capture the the full-bore action that requires Harrison Ford also is fantastic. How
that oblivious, that he smacks of and of Zohan’s age (Emmanuelle in the movie become a case of essentially adorable and outwardly much hand-to-hand combat. A could he not be? He knows that char-
a cross between Rambo and Dirk Chriqui of TV’s “Entourage”) is an life imitating art. Shalom and sweet-natured appearance of the furious battle erupts when the acter inside and out, and his portrayal
of the older, experienced Indiana
Diggler, only rude, crude and obvious clue as to where the movie assalaamu’ alaikum. giant pandas on display at the Furious Five confront Tai Lung Jones is perfect. Ford carries this
obnoxious. And Middle Eastern. is heading. National Zoo ever since President on a precarious rope bridge over creaky, convoluted and often ridicu-
He’s a confident man, but also Cheers to a running gag on the Nixon made his historic 1972 trip a deep ravine. This is the run- lous movie on his back and tries to
to China. On the other hand, only up to the showdown between the inject a little class and humanity to
unsatisfied. many uses for hummus, slams on 2 of 4 stars, rated PG-13, 113 minutes, this CGI-overladen mess.
youdontmesswiththezohan.com a cartoon could give a giant panda suddenly energized Po and the 1
Fed up with the futility of an Mel Gibson and a PETA-cringing I should add that it was a delight to o
the dexterity to become a master determined Tai Lung. see Karen Allen again, reprising her H
“Indiana Jones and
Review:The Happening of martial arts.
Alternating between comedic
elements and Jackie Chan-style
Chinese art and architecture
the Kingdom of the
lend themselves to a very colorful
rendition Crystal Skull”
role as Marion Ravenwood. Despite
more than a quarter century since her
first appearance in “Raiders of the
areas, and the most obvious would the planet, or it might make you kill action heroics, “Kung Fu Panda” animation. “Kung Fu Panda”
Running time: 124 minutes R
By Charles Glover
be the fright factor. There is little to yourself. That’s quite a leap. is the story of a plump, drowsy, MPAA rating: PG-13
realizes the essential beauty of the H
huggable black-and-white bear What culture about film that an
Chinese does it say with amasterful 4
What is not known and none. It’s a mistake to muddy the horror C
with a huge pot belly who has hour into it, I had a pick up my Nin-
precision. This is to good-looking 5
what cannot be controlled are Rather than jump-out-your- genre with this kind of misplaced tendo DS to play “Age of Empires” to June 16-22, 200
frightening, this film is more message, and unfortunately,
only one aspiration in life, stay entertained? I went come off
film where the visualsinto “Indiana June 16-22, 200
two elements that can be truly namely to become an expert in a Jones and the Kingdom script. A
much better than the of the Crystal 6
terrifying. disturbing. Various forms of suicides Shyamalan does this and many T
martial art that relies on agility, Skull” audience is more likely
younger with the lowest of expectations, 7
In director M. Night Shyamalan’s are committed in a gruesome other things that make “The and they were met.
to be impressed with thethe 1950s decent
mental prowess and lightning- The film takes place in P
latest film, “The Happening”, manner, and those wanting a real Happening” not really worth the fast reflexes. The clumsy bear is story andthe height of the Red Scare. An
during its actors that are easily Harrison Ford June 16-22, 2 M
there is an event taking place that scare might be disappointed -- as price of admission. named Po (voiced by Jack Black), old friend of film’s splashy has
outdone by theIndy’s (John Hurt)art. 8
Lost Ark,” Allen looks like she may
brings the human population face many in the audience seemed to be “The Happening” contains some a waiter at his father’s noodle gone RELEASE UPDATE
DVD missing in Peru. Soviets are have aged a week. Her performance is
involved. And there is a frantic chase sparkling. You could tell she was hav-
to face with both uncertainty and during the screening I attended. humor, and a bit of suspense, but diner who displays none of the whether Indy or fitting to
to see It seems only the Russkies f
ing the time of her life working along-
Disappointment with this film mostly gruesome scenes of people inherent abilities to become a will gain possession of of a DVD
note the recent release a mysterious J
helplessness. side Ford again.
The uncertainty comes from not is not hard to come by, because for taking their own lives. Also, you get kung fu master. And yet nothing crystal skull that about the of
double feature may hold onesecret The long and short of it is this: Three
to a legendary city of gold — and the great performances, two spiffy chase
knowing how to stop this horrific every build up of tension, there is a plenty of bad acting and dialogue. will dissuade him from the nature’s most amazing creatures.
Roswell Incident. scenes, and that’s about it for the Good
letdown of having no real climax. “The Happening”, which had foolish quest, not even his father, Yeah. Let’s Born” and point in
“A Panda is just say there’s a“Baby Parts. The rest is pretty boring or stu-
event, and the helplessness comes this movie where entertainment ends
For me, there was a feeling of potential to be very good, really a goose named Mr. Ping (voiced Panda’s First Year” capture pid. But it doesn’t matter what I say
from the knowledge that once it has
by James Hong). essence of begins. And I don’t
theand George Lucashow the Giant about the film. It’s going to make a
you, your own body and mind will emptiness that comes with not just fell flat. In the theater, there was mean that in a good way. The only way bajillion dollars, and millions of peo-
Eager to quit slinging this plot could get dumber on the
Panda’s survival depends would be ple will see it for nostalgia’s sake.
be turned against you, and in the feeling surprised or scared. laughing, whispers of confusion
noodle bowls, Po heads off to a the inclusion of Jar-Jar Binks.
successful reproduction of each I truly hope you enjoyed it more than
end, those that succumb to the event Being disappointed with this and all-around disgust at some of public ceremony at an ancient That said, Cate Blanchett was deli-
member of the species, given that I did. And if you haven’t seen it yet,
will kill themselves … against their film wasn’t all that I felt when the the images that were shown on cious. She really chewed up the wait for the DVD and rent it. I don’t
temple where grand master estimated 1,600 parapsycholo-
an scenery as the Sovietpandas live
end credits rolled. I also felt very screen, but nothing that one would think it’s worth paying full-price
own will. Oogway the Turtle (Randall Duk gist wild. “A Panda is Born”
in the Irina Spalko. I was so hoping that admission at a theater.
For science teacher Elliot Moore annoyed with the message that was expect from an audience viewing a Kim), acting upon prophecy, will at some point she’d refer to at the
follows the panda mating Harrison GRADE: C
trying to be promoted. Having a truly good horror film. Ford and Shia LeBeouf as “Moose and
National Zoo as the female, Mei
(played by Mark Wahlberg) and anoint the new Dragon Warrior. Squirrel.” © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.
his wife, Alma Moore (Zooey message in a film that is supposed The screams weren’t in the This selection will have great Xiang, and her mate, Tian Tian,
Deschanel), the dark events have to scare you is beyond me, but “The theater this day, and to be honest, consequence for the inhabitants in finally succeed, resulting in the
made their relationship issues take Happening” has a message. not much was really happening the mountainous Chinese village ultimate delight of a Panda birth.
a back seat. They’re simply trying There is a general theme in with M. Night Shyamalan’s latest that is otherwise vulnerable to The companion piece, “Baby
to survive the life-threatening event the film that plants are causing film to warrant any. attack from hostile forces. Panda’s First Year” follows
the terrible events, and the mass Grade: D It is widely expected that baby Tai Shan’s life at the Giant
along with a friend, Julian (John
suicides are a defense mechanism *** the appointment of the Dragon Panda Habitat at the National
Leguizamo), and his daughter, Jess Zoo, and viewers get to marvel at
from the plants, seemingly because Charles Glover is a journalism Warrior will go to one of the
(Ashlyn Sanchez). members of the legendary the instincts of first time mother
When described in pre-debut they feel threatened by humans and major at California State
University, Sacramento. He Furious Five: Tigress (Angelina Mei Xiang. This DVD double
releases, “The Happening”, sounded what we do to the environment. Jolie); Crane (David Cross); feature proves an earlier point
like a frightening horror movie The undeniable message is that has reviewed movies for “The
Mantis (Seth Rogen); Viper that a real live panda is much
from the director who brought we need to take better care of the Current” newspaper at American
(Lucy Liu); and Monkey (Jackie cuter than the animated version
you the highly successful “Sixth environment, and at this point I River College. His entertainment/ Chan). All of these kung fu in “Kung Fu Panda.”
Sense.” Seeing the film, however, begin to roll my eyes. popular culture blog can be seen artists have been trained by the
the description doesn’t match what Environmental issues are at www.myentertainmentopinion. wily wolf Master Shifu (Dustin
ended up on the screen. important, but this is quite a leap blogspot.com Hoffman). Literally stumbling
The film is a letdown in many to make in a horror movie … Save upon the scene, Po drops in on
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Second Edition for June 2008 Page 13
Governor’s Assault on Care for
Seniors and People with Disabilities
U.S. Stops Following
Scott Mann, Quality Home Care Coalition
Today, seniors, people with
disabilities, their families and
of-living adjustments on Supplemental
Security Income/State Supplemental
Payment (SSI/SSP) grants that help
California Budget Project’s report
on the cuts, the Legislative Analyst’s
Office has estimated that the state
Foreign Money Trail by the Bush administration. States, arguing the controversy over
caregivers joined with concerned low-income seniors and people spends an average of $10,000 per In the announcement, BEA claimed Dubai Ports in 2006 did not reflect an
and activist Californians to kick- with disabilities meet basic living IHSS consumer versus $60,000 a year funding limitations necessitated halting adverse U.S. attitude toward foreign
off statewide forums denouncing expenses. This eliminates hundreds for each nursing home resident. future reports. investment.
Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposed of millions of dollars to one million Proposal to Cut Homecare The most recent report, released “I have met with many leaders
cuts to programs that serve the elderly vulnerable Californians. Provider Pay Wednesday, showed direct foreign from the Middle East who ask if the
and disabled. In the community forums In-Home Supportive Services The budget proposal also calls investment in U.S. businesses reached United States really continues to
scheduled to take place in Counties (IHSS) Cuts for rolling back state participation $276.8 billion in 2007, the second welcome investment,” Paulson said
throughout the state over the next few Proposal to Cut Care Hours in funding homecare providers’ largest amount recorded and the in a speech to the U.S.-United Arab
highest since 2000, when new foreign Emirates Business Council, according
weeks, residents will speak out against In this proposal, low-income wages, contributing funding only up Posted: June 09, 2008 investment outlays peaked at $335.6 to Bloomberg.com. “As we seek to
the cuts to Supplemental Security seniors and people with disabilities, to minimum wage. Until and unless © 2008 WND.com billion. open new markets abroad, America
Income/State Supplemental Payment who are deemed by social workers to financially strapped counties pick up This copyright material is reprinted Of the direct foreign investments will keep our markets open at home
(SSI/SSP) grants and In-Home need limited assistance with domestic the difference, wages will effectively with permission of WorldNetDaily.com in the U.S. in 2007, only about 10 to investment from private firms and
Supportive Services (homecare). services assistance--meal preparation be no higher than minimum wage. If percent, approximately $21.9 billion, from sovereign wealth funds.”
“The Governor’s May Revise not and clean-up, housekeeping, grocery homecare providers are relegated to by Jerome R. Corsi established new U.S. businesses, while WND previously reported since the
only robs seniors and people with shopping, laundry, and errands-- minimum wage status, then it’s likely foreign investments to acquire existing beginning of the year, Dubai and Abu
disabilities of the money they need will no longer receive any help with that thousands of these caregivers Expert says nation’s assets are being U.S. businesses totaled $255.0 billion. Dhabi, two of the largest United Arab
to pay for basic living expenses, those services. This proposal means will be forced to leave the homecare sold for billions– Foreign investment Nearly 37 percent of the foreign Emirate states, have been in discussions
but it also denies them the care they that more than 80,000 seniors and workforce, leaving countless elderly in the United States is on the rise and investments in 2007 involved with the U.S. Treasury, offering
need to live safely and independently people with disabilities will be left and disabled without the care they need key U.S. businesses and infrastructures European investors, although the BEA reassurances that their investments
in their own homes,” says Frank vulnerable to malnourishment, illness, to continue living in their own homes. such as roads and airports are being noted investments from Asia and the in U.S. banks and security firms
Smith, a Butte County resident with or injury, which ultimately could force The proposed IHSS cuts turn back sold to foreign investors. Now comes Middle East rose substantially. would not impose restrictions usually
disabilities. “It’s appalling to consider them into a hospital, nursing home, the clock on landmark legislation, word from the U.S. Department of McMillion noted in an e-mail dictated by Islamic law, commonly
the Governor’s willingness to sacrifice or institution. Aging with Dignity Act, which was Commerce the Bureau of Economic that the BEA decision to discontinue known as sharia.
the health and well-being of the elderly While the proposed cuts are enacted in 1999 to help seniors stay Affairs will stop publishing a key publishing foreign investment data WND also has reported sovereign
report tracking those foreign dollars. comes at a time when public and wealth funds in six Persian Gulf
and disabled in an attempt to balance portrayed as cost savers, the truth is in their own homes instead of being
WND reported earlier on a congressional concerns have increased countries, including Kuwait, the
the state budget.” that hospital and nursing home care for forced into institutions. decision by the Federal Reserve to
SSI/SSP Cuts IHSS consumers will cost the state far over the acquisition of U.S. assets by United Arab Emirates and Qatar, have
quit publishing M3 data, a money- foreign investors now amassed $1.7 trillion, positioning
The Governor’s budget delays, more than what the proper allocation CONTACT: for Quality Home Care supply measure watched closely by
suspends and/or withholds some cost- of IHSS services would have. Per the Coalition Scott Mann, 323-333-4850 McMillian referenced the recent them for attempts to control major
economists. attempt by “China’s mysterious banks and securities firms in the
Democrats Push for the Largest Last month, econometrician John
Williams reported on his subscription
website, “Shadow Government
but closely state-aligned Huawei”
to acquire 3Com, a key supplier
of Internet security technologies
In September 2007, Dubai acquired
19.9 percent of Nasdaq, the second
Tax Increase in History
Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA) pay for groceries in the wake of rising including my children.
Statistics,” that the M3 statistic he
compiles from available government
data shows the growth of M3 at
to the U.S. Department of State, in
conjunction with Boston-based Bain
largest stock exchange in the United
Capital, a private equity firm founded WND also reported last month
Congressman Dan Lungren food prices and how they are going to “I have a long history of fighting historically high rates last seen in June by Republican 2008 presidential the top bid to lease the Pennsylvania
(R-CA), Member of the House Budget put gas in their cars to drive to work to keep money in the pockets of my 1971, two months before President candidate Mitt Romney. Turnpike on a long-term public-
Committee, today issued the following each day. constituents and supporting programs Nixon closed the gold window and In March, Bain pulled out of the private-partnership, or PPP lease, for
statement after the House Majority “The leadership’s budget includes that fall under federal nexus criteria. I, instituted wage and price controls. deal after learning that the secretive a bid of $12.8 billion was submitted
passed a budget that would impose the the largest tax increase in American along with my Republican colleagues, Charles McMillion, president and Committee on Foreign Investment in by Spanish infrastructure management
largest tax increase in American history history. The majority continues to will continue to fight to keep chief economist at MBG Information the United States, or CFIUS, organized company Abertis Infraestructuras of
while recklessly increasing wasteful ignore entitlement reform, the number hardworking Americans’ taxes low, Services in Washington, D.C., also in the U.S. Treasury Department, Barcelona.
Washington spending: one threat to our country and the next and to lower gas prices by increasing has expressed concern over the planned to block the deal. Jerome R. Corsi is a staff reporter for
“Today Congress passed a budget generation. This Democrat budget America’s energy supply through new recent decision by the Department of In May, during a four-day trip to WND. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard
that raises taxes on a family of four by does nothing to reform entitlement exploration.” Commerce to discontinue publishing the Middle East that included Saudi University in political science in 1972
foreign investment data and warned Arabia and Dubai, U.S. Secretary of and has written many books and articles,
$3,000, on the elderly by over $2,000, spending or to give us greater retirement Congressman Dan Lungren serves on
that may forecast an unprecedented Treasury Henry Paulson encouraged including his latest best-seller, “The Late
and on a single parent with two children security or more affordable healthcare. the Judiciary, Homeland Security, Budget,
surge in foreign investment anticipated Great USA.”
by $1,600 – all at a time when families Their constant silence on entitlements and House Administration Committees foreign investment in the United
are wondering how they are going to threatens to bankrupt future generations,
Solar Car Powers House
The Sun Is His Gas Station and
Howard Letovsky, a northern
California inventor, has created a
Solar Powered Car called the Malibu
Flatlander, designed to eliminate air
pollution and gasoline dependency in
many of the world’s cities.
The Malibu Flatlander weighs
just over 1000 pounds and can easily
carry four passengers. It uses totally
safe lithium iron phosphate batteries
and the highest power density
solar panels available, coupled to a
charger that maximizes the panels’
energy output. Letovsky outfitted an
aluminum chassis with the solar power
components, and then added a custom
electric motor controller system and
The vehiclealso has an on-board
5500 watt AC grid-tie inverter – so
it powers Letovsky’s house when
he’s not driving it. This “Vehicle to
Grid” technology is perfect for back-
up power generation when there’s a
According to Letovsky, “Many
urban environments are ideal for this
kind of solar powered electric vehicle. cars profitably because they are sunlight - and unlike solar houses, it
You can’t go much faster than 25 miles generally limited to a 25 mph top can easily be “re-parked” to soak up
per hour in city driving – and most speed. Safe solar powered production more of the sun’s rays as the sun moves
drivers don’t need to go more than 20 vehicles – like the Malibu Flatlander- across the sky. “
miles per day. The Malibu is able to can be fabricated with doors and high Howard Letovsky has built
travel up to 20 miles per day at 35 miles impact shells, as well as various load hundreds of electric vehicles over the
per hour – on flat ground– as long as carrying and seating options if a new last two and a half decades and was
it gets at least 6 hours of sun. It never class of “Urban Electric Vehicle” were featured on the Discovery channel
has to be plugged in, but if the weather created to allow a 35 mile per hour show “Beyond 2000” for building
is overcast for a while, the car can be maximum speed – to make sure the cars “Lectra-Cop”-the world’s first Electric
charged with a standard household ac don’t hold up traffic and that they can Police Car in 1992 – which beat a gas
outlet – and get an increased range of command a price high enough to justify powered Police car in a drag race.
70 miles.” producing them. Letovsky holds patents on many
Letovsky’s state-of-the-art Malibu Letovsky adds that “Gasoline cutting edge technologies - including
Flatlander is used as a daily driver in resources are projected to dramatically thermal differential engines that use
Willits, California. The car has been decline over the next 40 years, but the shape memory metals to create power
running on sunlight continuously for sun won’t burn out for 5.5 billion years. from hot and cold air and water.
almost a year. An easy way to minimize greenhouse Letovsky is a regularly featured
Howard states that “Current US gas emissions in sunny US cities is to speaker at sustainable “green” industry
crash test regulations make it very start using vehicles that don’t pollute and media events. He is easily reachable
difficult to produce low speed electric at all. The Malibu can run entirely on and available for interviews.
The Key to Protecting Marriage
CaliforniaMarriageAmendment democratically-approved Proposition 22, Californians for Marriage, an all
Approved by Secretary of State the California Defense of Marriage Act, Latino-led coalition organized by the
for November Ballot which statutorily defined marriage as the Alliance for Marriage Foundation,
union of a man and a woman. delivered signatures in support of the
Christian Newswire/-- The Alliance “In 2000, the Latino community California Marriage Amendment, and is
for Marriage Foundation today played a determining, critical role in poised to fill a pivotal role in the ballot
celebrated the efforts of California voters approving Proposition 22 at the ballot campaign this fall.
for successfully placing the California box,” said Rodriguez. “As the largest Members of Californians for
Marriage Amendment on the November “minority” community in California, Marriage include Rev. Samuel
ballot. the Latino community holds the key to Rodriguez, Jr., National Hispanic
The state constitutional amendment protecting marriage in California - and Christian Leadership Conference, Dr.
woulddefinemarriageasaunion“between preventing the attack on marriage here Jessie Miranda, Alianza Ministerial
a man and a woman” if successful, and from having national fallout.” Evangelica Nacional, Dr. David Lazo,
would overturn the recent California “For several decades, America Church of Power, Dr. Sergio Navarrette,
Supreme Court decision legalizing has been wandering in a wilderness Assemblies of God, Pacific Latin, and
“same-sex” marriage. of social problems caused by family Rev. Gilbert Montelongo, Tabernacle
“The future of marriage in California disintegration,” added Rodriguez. of Praise.
should be determined among the 36 “Tragically, as bad as our current TheAlliance for Marriage Foundation
million residents of the State of California situation may be, it could soon become is a non- partisan, multicultural
-- not by the personal, closed-door dramatically worse. This is because coalition whose Board of Advisors
deliberation of seven judges,” said Rev. California courts and the legislature includes Rev. Walter Fauntroy -- the
Sam Rodriguez, Jr., an Advisory Board are poised to erase the legal road former DC Delegate who organized
Member of the Alliance for Marriage map for marriage and the family the March on Washington for Martin
Foundation. from state law.” Luther King Jr. -- as well as other
The California Supreme Court During the petition effort to civil rights and religious leaders, and
last month struck-down the state’s place the Amendment on the ballot, national legal experts.
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Community Spirit in America!
Friday, July 4, 2008
50th Annual Carmichael Elk’s Club
New Start Time 10 am!
Begin your celebration by attending
the pancake breakfast at Carmichael
Park, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of
(7am-11am). After, walk over and enjoy
the Annual Elk’s Club Parade (10 am)
featuring many wonderful community floats,
marching bands, equestrian entries, military
units, antique automobiles, and much more!
The parade route starts at Marconi/Fair Oaks
and continues down Fair Oaks Boulevard
to Cypress/ Manzanita. The Grand Stand is
located across the street from Carmichael
Park, 5750 Grant Avenue. Don’t miss out on
one of the Largest and Oldest parades in the
For more information on float registration
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Puzzles or leave a message at the Elks Lodge (916)
Capitol Pops Concert Band
June 16-22, 2008 The Capitol Pops Concert Band is
comprised of VOLUNTEER MUSICIANS
representing a cross-section of Sacramento
and surrounding communities. All
musicians donate their time and talent. It
is a NONPROFIT organization. Payment
or donations received are used for
June 16-22, 2008 purchasing new music and equipment,
student scholarships, expenses for hauling
music stands and large instruments, and the
Conductor’s salary. The ages of the Band
members ranges from teenagers to senior
citizens and membership numbers between 60
to 65. The band performs marches, patriotic
music, Broadway show tunes, movie music,
golden oldies, popular music, and features
instrumental soloists and vocalists. Jerry
Lopes is the Director.
NEXT EVENT: Roseville July 4th
WHEN: Friday, July 4, 2008 Band
Concert begins at Noon Musical salute to
Veterans and active Military Personnel,
patriotic selections, instrumental soloists,
vocalists, and more
WHERE: Follow the parade on Vernon
Street in Downtown Roseville to Royer
Park, Douglas and Park Drive Bring chairs/
blankets. Concessions, food, childrens
playground, games, arts & crafts
SPONSORS: City of Roseville, (916)
Roseville Chamber of Commerce, (916)
Games BAND INFORMATION: Jerry Lopes,
Games < firstname.lastname@example.org > or (916)
June 16-22, 2008
June 16-22, 2008 Band Web Site: www.capitolpops.org
Germaine Lopes, CPCB Publicity
All Answers on Page 12
A Chorus Line
opens at the Magic Circle in their
Roseville Theatre location on June 27,
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but his sequence ofreturn had a seri- scuttle the is to get such a job. Based on a series
appendix serve in the kind of jewelry
5. FASHION: What human body?
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of workshop productions, this stunning
during the day?
of Louisiana?TALES: What was the South had basically the right idea, grew to one of the longest running
for West to find the winning counter- musical
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third item thatWhat kind of jewelry
ous approach had openly
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was off-limits for theVictorian women A Chorus Line will play Friday and Saturday
was off-limits for Beanstalk”?
giant in “Jack and
Victorian women queen with the king and
diamond his intentions and thus made it easier at 8:00 and Sunday afternoons at
7. the day?
duringGEOGRAPHY: What is the evenings
return a diamond to the ace at winning counter-
during the day?
world’s smallest ocean?
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two. West would have to be very 2:00, June 27 - July 26, 2008, in the Roseville
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item that Jack stole from the giant in
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Second Edition for June 2008 Sports & Leisure Page 17
2008 Rock ‘N Reno 65 AAA
Champions Nor-Cal Renegades
Pictured, front row, left to right, Ed Robinson, Dick Bach, John Teves, Bob Flink, Bill Drinnen,
Wayne Philpot and Bob Franz. Back row, l-r, Jack Menzhuber, Mike Henning, Norm Gilbert, Herb
Epple, Ken Byrnes, Larry Heise, John Dyer, Marion Newton, Bob Eddy, Roy Turley,
Vic Tafoya and Mike Bayne
The Nor-Cal Renegades Byrnes clubbing a two-run homer Five Renegades, led by pitcher
Capitals Serve Up Great Food & World Class Tennis captured its third consecutive
Rock ‘n Reno Senior Softball
in the third inning.
The Renegades began its title
Jack Menzhuber, were named
to the All-Tournament team.
Randy Peters Catering & Event Sponsorship Sales for the team. “We turkey wraps, fruit and veggie skewers, World Championship qualifier run in 2006 while playing under Also selected were Roy Turley,
Planning Chosen as Exclusive have had the pleasure of working with chicken caesar salad and tenderbroil May 29 at Sparks, NV, with the Union Mortgage of California Mike Henning, Norm Gilbert
Caterer for the Sacramento them in the past and their food is always mini steak burgers (sliders), just to
a crowd favorite.” name a few. A beer and wine garden a narrow 16-13 win over the banner. In 1007 the team changed and John Dyer.
Capitals World Team Tennis Now Capitals fans have the best of will be featured for refreshment. Food Las Vegas Elks. names after losing its sponsor and The tournament, sponsored
both worlds – the opportunity to eat choices will be available at concession With the score tied 12-12 after is now self-supporting. by Senior Softball USA, drew
Randy Peters Catering & Event great food while watching world-class stations throughout Allstate Stadium at six innings, the visiting Renegades The Renegades began pool 172 teams in its 21st year. More
Planning was recently chosen to be the tennis in their own community. Tennis Village. Courtside service will combined four straight hits, a play on May 25, losing 23-21 to than 500 games were played on
exclusive caterers for the Sacramento “I have been around the tennis world also be offered this year. sacrifice fly, and another single to the Silver Sox of Valencia, CA. 18 fields throughout the Reno,
Capitals. The Capitals, a member of a long time and I don’t know how they “We are extremely honored to be score four times in the final frame. That was followed with a 25-7 Sparks, Carson City area.
the World Team Tennis (WTT) League do it, but their concession food is some chosen as the exclusive caterers for The Elks, however, countered in trouncing at the hands of the By winning the Reno event,
for 23 years and the only professional of the best I’ve ever tasted,” explained the Sacramento Capitals World Team
tennis team in Northern California, the bottom of the seventh with Redwood City Royals. the Renegades qualified to play
Sacramento Capitals head coach Wayne Tennis,” explained Randy and Lisa a double and a run-producing When the elimination round in the Senior Softball World
have brought numerous tennis stars Bryan about Randy Peters Catering Peters, owners of Randy Peters Catering
to Sacramento, including Andre & Event Planning. “The food choices & Event Planning. “For the fans dining single to narrow the gap, but third began, the Renegades bounced Championships in Phoenix in
Agassi, Martina Navratilova, Jimmy they serve are just outstanding.” pleasure, we will be preparing fresh baseman Bob Franz snagged a back and handily defeated the October as well as the Tournament
Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, 2008 will again provide tennis fans foods nightly on site in our commissary sharply –hit line drive for the first Royals, 13-7, then eked out a of Champions in Florida in
Lindsay Davenport, Jana Novotna, with the opportunity to watch world kitchen, built especially for this out to slow the comeback. 22-21 extra inning triumph over January, 2009.
Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Andy class professionals competing in an venue.” Las Vegas then collected the Silver Sox. The Renegades, a 65-year-
Roddick and Pete Sampras. exciting and action packed co-ed format As Placer County’s premier caterers another hit, putting runners on Seeded last in a 12-team field, old and up AAA rated Senior
Bringing world-class tennis to unique to WTT. The Capitals play and event planners, Randy Peters first and second with the tying the Renegades then faced a very Softball team, are managed by
growing family-friendly communities fourteen matches, including seven home Catering & Event Planning specializes run at the plate. A fly ball out to tough Portland Disposal team. A Mike Bayne of Citrus Heights
like Roseville and Sacramento is an matches at Allstate Stadium located at in providing fresh, unique food and
important goal for the Capitals. They Norm Gilbert in right centerfield five-run seventh inning propelled and the roster is made up of
Westfield Galleria at Roseville. The creative, memorable presentations and a weak pop fly to Franz at the Renegades to a 23-22 come- players from throughout the
strive to give their dedicated fans the 2008 WTT Championship match will along with exceptional service for
very best experience possible, which be contested between the top teams in parties and events of any size. For third ended the threat and gave from-behind victory and set up a area including Roseville, Citrus
includes showcasing professional the Eastern and Western Conferences, more information about Randy Peters the Renegades its third title in as showdown with Las Vegas, a team Heights, Carmichael, Granite
players and providing delicious and and will be played in Allstate Stadium Catering & Event Planning, call (916) many years. the Renegades had never beaten. Bay, El Dorado Hills, Folsom,
unique food during the matches – the on July 24-27. 726-2339, or visit their web site at www. Bob Flink and John Teves led In a shortened six inning Sacramento, Davis, Martinez,
reason behind choosing Randy Peters Sacramento Capitals fans can RandyPetersCatering.com <http:// the Renegades’ offense with three contest, the Renegades came Lafayette, Hercules, Newcastle
Catering & Event Planning as their expect award winning food and www.RandyPetersCatering.com> . For hits each, including a two-run out swinging and scored five and Grass Valley.
exclusive caterer. service from Randy Peters Catering more information about the Sacramento triple by Flink and a double by runs in every inning, rolling to a Next outing for the Renegades
“Randy Peters Catering & Event & Event Planning with a menu that Capitals, visit their web site at Teves. Roy Turley, Bob Eddy, 25-19 win to earn a berth in the will be June 14 and 15 at
Planning is a welcome addition to features more than just your ordinary www.gocaps.net.
the Sacramento Capitals World Team Larry Heise, Herb Epple, Ken championship game of the largest Penn Valley in a Northern
concession food. Menu choices will Byrnes, John Dyer and Franz each and oldest qualifying tournament California Senior Softball
Tennis,” said Jean Corsaro, Director of include tri-tip, teriyaki bowls, pork ribs,
chipped in with two hits, with in the country. Association tournament.
River Cats and Grizzlies to Square Off for Highway-99 Showdown
The Sacramento River Cats and Fresno
Grizzlies will battle in a 4-game series at
Raley Field from June 17 through 20,
The River Cats lead the all-time series
between the two clubs, 81-47, and have
won 6 division titles and 3 PCL crowns
donated to the Sacramento River Cats
Foundation. If Fresno wins, net proceeds
of the jersey auction will be donated to
2008 Past President’s Golf
the first chapter of the 2008 Highway-99
Showdown Series between the two
regional rivals. The rivalry between the
two teams and their fans is amplified
to Fresno’s zero.
To celebrate the teams’ rivalry and
connection to Bay Area Baseball, both
teams will wear throwback jerseys of
the Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund.
On Friday, June 20, the River Cats
will give away special A’s/Giants split
caps to the first 1,500 fans to celebrate
Northridge Country Club and prosperity of the Citrus Heights our Gift Bags
Monday, July 18th, 2008 Regional Chamber of Commerce This provide you name recognition
by the fact that the Cats and Grizz are their Major League affiliates for one the series and Sacramento’s passion for
Triple-A affiliates of the Oakland A’s and game during each series (Friday, June 20 Bay Area Baseball. 9:30am Shotgun Start and your generous support is greatly in our newsletter and at the event.
San Francisco Giants, respectively. and Sunday, August 31 at Raley Field). Good tickets are still available appreciated. · Join us for the Luncheon Awards
The winner of the season series The Cats will don classic green A’s throughout the Highway 99 Showdown On July 18, the Citrus Heights You can participate in a variety of Banquet
between the two clubs, which includes jerseys and the Grizzlies will sport orange Series. For more information about this Chamber of Commerce and Immediate ways: From 2:00 to 3:30 pm will be
two 4-game series at Raley Field (June Giants jerseys. Following the complete event, or to purchase tickets for these Past President, Michael Sides, will · Join local businesses in sponsoring enjoying a delicious luncheon banquet
17 – 20 and Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) and season series, the two sets of jerseys will games or any other River Cats game be hosting our Past President’s Golf this event. with awards and raffle prizes.
two series at Fresno’s Chukchansi Park be auctioned off at each team’s home throughout the 2008 season, visit www. Tournament at beautiful Northridge · Sign up to play golf. Price for luncheon only is $35.00.
(July 4 – 6 and Aug. 20 – 24), will hold park with all net proceeds going to the rivercats.com. For information on Format is a Four-Player Scramble Registration and sponsorship forms
the California Cup for the entire year community fund of the team that wins the concerts or other non-baseball events at Country Club in Fair Oaks. Your
participation in this event represents $175.00 per player or $700.00 per are available online at www.chchamber.
and earn the title of the top Triple-A series. Should Sacramento win the series, Raley Field, visit www.raleyfield.com. foursome – all inclusive com or contact the Chamber office
team in California. net proceeds of the jersey auction will be your active commitment to the growth
· Donate a Raffle Prize or Items for at 722-4545.
Page 18 Second Edition for June 2008
Local 5th Grader Wins Robot-Naming Make Home Sweet Home
Contest, Becomes Surgeon for a Day Your Home Safe Home
Conduct Home Safety once a month · Keep bushes and shrubs trimmed
Audit During June Home · Change the batteries in smoke under windows so burglars can’t hide
Safety Month alarms at least once a year or when the · Don’t leave equipment, tools,
With schools out for the summer, low-battery signal chirps bikes or toys in the yard
many families will be spending more · Never remove batteries from · Cancel mail and newspaper
time at home. The increased time and smoke alarms, unless replacing them delivery while on vacation
activities at home can also increase the with fresh ones. Otherwise, it is easy Backyard & Garage
chance of being injured, something to forget to replace them, leaving you · Designate the grilling area a “no
experienced by one out of every four unprotected from fire. play zone” keeping kids and pets well
families, according to a recent Home · Keep a fire extinguisher or away until equipment is completely
Safety Council ® survey. To help Tundra ® Fire Extinguishing Spray cool
families reduce accidents and injuries in your kitchen and near other areas · Check grill connections, such as
at home, First Alert ® and the Home where a fire could occur, such as in a fuel lines, for leaks and never operate
Safety Council are working together workshop, garage or near the grill the grill closer than three feet from the
to urge families to take stock of their · Create and practice a home home, trees, shrubs or other objects
home safety plans during June Home escape plan at least twice a year, making · Keep children away from pools,
Safety Month. sure everyone is involved — from ponds or ditches
“June is an ideal time for families to kids to grandparents · Tie-down outdoor furniture and
spend a few hours together to prepare Poison Prevention equipment prior to severe storms to
their homes inside and outside for a · Install carbon monoxide help prevent debris from taking flight.
fun and family-oriented summer,” said alarms on every level and outside Consider using Cordzilla, a new stretch
Debbie Hanson, director of external each sleeping area rope available in lengths up to five
affairs at First Alert. “Reviewing · Never operate fossil-fuel burning feet, to secure objects. This product
potential risks with every member of our appliances, such as a gas grill, indoors features a bungee encased in a flexible
family and taking proper precautions or in the garage - even with the garage polypropylene rope for added strength
through a room-by-room safety audit door open and security
will increase your knowledge and · Inspect the pilot lights on natural “Conducting a home safety audit can
reduce the risk of serious injury.” gas appliances to ensure that the flame help identify potential danger areas of
Surprisingly, the Home Safety Council is blue. When a flame is mostly yellow the home and where to properly place
Safety Survey finds that nearly half (46 in color, it is likely producing carbon safety and security equipment for
percent) of respondents have not taken monoxide. maximum protection,” said Meri-K
any action to prevent the leading causes · Clean out the lint and debris that Appy, president of the Home Safety
of home injury. may build up in the clothes dryer vent Council. “It also gives homeowners the
The Home Safety Council and First that leads to the outside of the house opportunity to prepare in advance for
Alert suggest the following easy-to- · Never leave an automobile emergencies and develop appropriate
follow tips that can help keep family running in a garage, even with the escape and preparedness plans to reduce
members, friends and loved ones safe garage door open the threat of accidents and injuries.”
this summer: Home Security To learn more about protecting your
Fire Safety & Escape Planning · Keep doors and windows locked, family from potential home safety hazards,
· Install smoke alarms in and don’t forget the garage and shed visit www.MySafeHome.org, www.
every bedroom and on every level · Make sure locks are functioning firstalert.com, www.brkelectronics.com
of the home properly and that everyone inside the or www.jarden.com .
· Test smoke alarms at least home can open them
Do You Know the Signs of Stroke?
Prevention is the best cure
Mercy San Juan Medical Center is on surgical scrubs and sit down at Members of the media are invited By Glennah Trochet, M.D., · Sudden numbness or weakness the upper chambers of the heart quiver
giving one local elementary student the controls of the robot she named. to observe Sarah Valadez operating Sacramento County Health Officer of the face, arm or leg, especially on rather than beat effectively. This causes
the chance to step into a surgeon’s With assistance from Mercy San the system, as well as take a test one side of the body the blood to pool and increases the risk
Many of us know someone whose · Sudden confusion, trouble of embolism.
shoes and experience what it is like Juan staff and physicians, Sarah will drive themselves. Please note that speaking or understanding · Certain blood disorders. A high
to operate a $1.6 million robotic be able to manipulate the robot’s everyone entering the operating life has been affected by a stroke. About
780,000 Americans each year suffer a · Sudden trouble seeing in one or red blood cell count increases the risk
surgical system. The hospital is arms, monitor the system’s 3D high room (including all members of new or recurrent stroke. That means, both eyes of blood clots that can travel to the brain
awarding the honor to the winner definition images and try her hand the media) will be provided with on average, a stroke occurs somewhere · Suddentroublewalking,dizziness, as embolisms.
of its “Name the Robot Contest” at a simulated surgical procedure. surgical scrubs, as it is a sterile in the U.S. every 40 seconds. loss of balance or coordination · High blood cholesterol. It
– Charles Peck Elementary fifth- It’s an opportunity not many fifth- environment. For more information Stroke kills more than 150,000 · Sudden, severe headache with no increases the risk of clogged arteries.
grader Sarah Valadez. graders will ever have the chance about the da Vinci system, please people a year. That’s about one of known cause Work with your doctor to keep your
More than 20,000 students at to experience. And for Sarah, her see the attached press release. For every 16 deaths. It’s the third-leading Every Second Counts cholesterol levels normal.
45 San Juan Unified elementary special visit to the hospital will be more information about this photo cause of death behind heart disease and A quick diagnosis in the emergency · Physical inactivity and obesity.
schools were invited to come up a bit like a homecoming – she was opportunity, please contact Bryan cancer. On average, every three to four room can make a significant difference. It increases the risk of diabetes and
minutes, someone dies after suffering . If someone experiences any of these atherosclerosis.
with a name for Mercy San Juan’s born at Mercy San Juan eleven Gardner at 916.254.8295. symptoms, those around them should · Excessive alcohol intake. It can
new da Vinci robotic surgical years ago! About Mercy San Juan Medical Center a stroke. Of every five deaths from
stroke, two occur in men and three in call 911 to get them medical help as damage the heart and increase the risk
system – the first such system in the What: Visuals - Contest winner, Mercy San Juan Medical Center women. quickly as possible. When a stroke is of clots.
Sacramento area to offer surgeons in scrubs, operating the robotic is a back-to-back national winner And strokes incur high health care in progress, every second counts and · Illegal drug use. Cocaine use in
3D and high definition images and system as one of the nation’s 100 Top costs: Americans will pay about the sooner treatment begins, the more particular has been linked to stroke.
a greater range of motion through “Seymor” the robot with its Hospitals, according to Thomson $65.5 billion in 2008 for stroke-related likely it is that more brain cells can be The effects of a stroke can be
four robotic arms. Although there new, enormous name badge Healthcare. The 260-bed facility medical costs and disability. saved. devastating and financially debilitating
were many bright ideas, none of B-roll available of images serves more than 150,000 people Don’t write it off as a brief dizzy Reducing your risk to a family. Commit to educating your
the suggested names captured the seen by surgeon during actual each year from north Sacramento spell There are some risk factors about family on the warning signs of stroke
essence of the system better than procedure County, South Placer County and We’ve all heard the term “stroke.” which we can do little. As we get older, and doing whatever you can to lower
But what exactly is it? A stroke is a type the risk of having a stroke increases, your risk factor so you’ll have the best
Sarah’s: Seymor. The robot gives Who: Available for interviews beyond with a broad array of quality men tend to have strokes more often chance of living a healthy and happy
surgeons a far better view of where - Sarah Valadez, fifth-grader programs and services. Doctors of cardiovascular disease. It affects the
arteries leading to and within the brain. than women, but women are more life.
they are working than they could and contest winner are the cornerstone behind teams A stroke occurs when a blood vessel likely to die of a stroke. People who For more information, call the
ever see with the naked eye; as Jane Schabinger, Charles Peck of healthcare professionals who that carries oxygen and nutrients to have close blood relatives who have Sacramento County Department of
Sarah states in her entry, “He can Elementary Principal have earned national recognition the brain is either blocked by a clot or had a stroke are also at risk for having a Health and Human Services Public
see more than a human.” Dr. David Wolf, Mercy San Juan for Mercy San Juan’s Trauma bursts. When that happens, part of the stroke. African Americans and Latinos Health Division at (916) 875-5881 or
In recognition of her winning Chief of Staff Center, Cardiac Services, Neonatal brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) also have a higher risk of stroke. online at www.scph.com
entry, Mercy San Juan will When: Thursday, June Intensive Care Unit, Stroke Center it needs, so it starts to die. There are many risk factors that we For information about other
donate $1,000 to Sarah’s school 5 @ 11:00am and Bariatric Surgery program. The clot in an artery can grow in can control that will decrease our risk Sacramento County programs and
to use toward their greatest need. Where: Mercy San Juan Mercy San Juan is part of Catholic the blood vessel itself because of of getting a stroke: services, please contact the Countywide
atherosclerosis, and will cause a slow · High blood pressure. It’s the Services Agency at (916) 874-4667 or
Additionally, Sarah will receive a Medical Center Healthcare West, which also single most important risk factor for
obstruction, or it can come to the artery visit www.csa.saccounty.net
$100 gift card to Barnes & Noble Hospital Lobby (staging area for operates Mercy General Hospital, stroke. Making sure that your blood
from another part of the body. This is
Books. However the real honor will all members of the media) Mercy Hospital of Folsom and called an embolism. Strokes caused pressure is checked regularly, and if it is
be for Sarah to meet “Seymor,” put 6501 Coyle Avenue, Carmichael Methodist Hospital. by clots are called “ischemic” strokes. 140/90 or higher, talk with your doctor
Reading Up On School Choice Another cause of stroke is a rupture in a about how to control it. What are the Warning Signs
blood vessel that causes a hemorrhage · Tobacco smoke. Smokers have of Stroke?
in the brain. These strokes are called a higher rate of strokes than non- Walk - Is their balance off?
“hemorrhagic” strokes. smokers.
Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are · Diabetes mellitus. Make sure Talk - Is speech slurred or face droopy?
minor or warning strokes caused by the your blood sugar is in good control.
narrowing or slow bleeding of a blood · Carotid or other artery disease. Reach - Is one side weak or numb?
vessel. The symptoms are transient and Carotid arteries in the neck supply blood
go away after awhile, but they must be to the brain. If they become blocked, it See - Is their vision all or partly lost?
taken seriously and can be a warning increases the risk of stroke.
· Atrial fibrillation or other heart Feel - Is their headache severe?
More than 151,000 children participate that a major stroke is on its way.
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in school choice programs.
(NAPSA)-A growing number of
parents have given high marks to school
What Will Happen?
Advocates for the initiatives, which
let parents use vouchers or tax credit
scholarships to send their children to
private schools, say the programs give
Is Gay Marriage Legal?
licenses to homosexual couples. Marriage Protection Act.
families more control over the quality In preparation for gay marriage, While some homosexuals
of their children’s education. Several applications have already been are planning weddings, groups
studies have demonstrated that school changed from “bride” and that support traditional marriage
choice improves student achievement “groom” to “Party A” and “Party have called a ‘Day of Prayer for
and increases parental satisfaction
rates. B”. When this article was written, marriage’ on June 17th. Some
Now, parents can receive free counties were scheduled to start Christian legal groups are offering
newsmagazines to learn more about processing homosexual marriage free assistance to California
school choice. The magazines are applications starting at 5:01pm on County Clerks if they ignore the
available from the nonprofit Alliance By Yolanda Knaak June 16, 2008. State Supreme Court ruling.
for School Choice. On June 3rd Debra Bowen According to the California
“With these new magazines, parents On June 4th the California certified the California Marriage Constitution, law for ‘gay
who are interested in improving Supreme Court rejected requests Protection Act for the November marriage’ has not been made
education can read more about how for a stay or to “rehear” their ballot. The Constitutional legally. It also may be temporary, if
school choice is working throughout May 15th ruling for homosexual Amendment reads that ‘marriage the California Marriage Protection
the country,” said Alliance President marriage. Since Judges may
Charles Hokanson. “The magazines only between a man and a woman Act passes in November 2008.
only give an opinion on the would be recognized or valid in
also give families ideas and suggestions constitutionality of the law.
on how they can advocate for education California’. In May 2008, a survey For comments or questions,
Then it is up to the legislators or was taken, with 52% in favor of feel free to contact me at yk@
reform.” the voters through the imitative
Enrollment in school choice traditional marriage. Same-sex skyq.com.
programs has grown by 86 percent over process to make law (California couples entering into these unions About the author: Yolanda Knaak
the last five years. Constitution Article 4, Section will do so knowing that their has a Masters degree from UCLA in
For more information, visit www. 1). This is why it is illegal for “marriages”, would probably nursing. She is an elected member of
allianceforschoolchoice.org and click the California Supreme Court be dissolved in November 2008 the Sacramento County Republican
on “Sign Up” on the right-hand bar, or to change the law and order with the passage of the California Party Central Committee.
call (202) 280-1990. counties to issue marriage
Second Edition for June 2008 Page 19
Create an outdoor
kitchen with great-value
grills, such as the Sam’s
Club Member’s Mark
Grill for $997.
ummer is the perfect time to break out of Very easy, with a hint of Asian flavors, this is one great burger.
the kitchen and take entertaining outside. Makes 8 (1/4-pound) burgers
Burgers and dogs are quick and tasty, but Spicy Mayonnaise
it’s easy — and affordable — to turn a basic Blend 1/2 cup mayo with 1/2 teaspoon wasabi paste
cookout into alfresco fun. Here are some or 1 minced jalapeño chile
things you can do:
2 pounds skinless, boneless salmon, cut into 1-inch pieces
Choose the right tools. Charcoal grills have 1/3 cup mayonnaise
their place on any patio; complement the traditional
1/2 cup chopped green onion
kettle with a natural gas or propane model. Today’s
1 clove garlic, minced
grills feature more surface area, multiple burners,
2 teaspoons grated ginger
searing chambers, rotisserie functions and outdoor
1 teaspoon sesame oil
ovens. Some even have accent lighting for controls
1 teaspoon soy sauce
and to illuminate the food so there is less risk of
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
over- or under-cooking. You don’t have to spend a
1 teaspoon kosher salt
fortune on an outdoor kitchen remodel. There are a
range of grill choices and some private-label brands
Toasted Sourdough roll or shepherd’s bread
that perform like the best, but for less.
Prepare Spicy Mayonnaise and refrigerate.
Liven up the menu. If you’re tired of serving Grind salmon pieces in a food processor by pulsing until they
the same old thing, it’s time to try something new. are a small chop consistency.
Wake up your taste buds with bold flavors like In a bowl, mix salmon with mayonnaise, green onion, garlic,
jalapeño or wasabi. Cook veggies on the grill — ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and pepper. Chill for 1 to 2 hours.
you’ll be amazed at the added depth of flavor. Form into patties and cook on hot, clean grill (or in a hot, non-
Or try a whole new main dish like salmon burgers. stick skillet) about 3 minutes per side until a crispy crust forms.
Salmon is loaded with flavor and heart-healthy Serve on roll with lettuce leaves and Spicy Mayonnaise.
omega-3 fatty acids, so you get great taste that’s Salmon Burger
actually good for you.
Set the scene. Dress up the table with a pretty
tablecloth and inexpensive table accessories. Tips on Grilling Corn
Reusable melamine plates add color and reduce ooking corn on the BBQ adds a delight- approaches, grill the corn over medium heat for ear of silk and husk; spread with softened
waste. Set out some candles in jars and a potted ful smoky flavor to one of summer’s 12 to 18 minutes, turning several times. butter flavored with something zippy like
plant as a centerpiece, and your backyard is great treats. There are basically two To cook corn in the husk, peel husks back lime juice and ground cumin or chili powder;
suddenly a bistro. methods of cooking corn on the grill; either (leaving attached at the stem); strip off the silk; and wrap each ear in heavy-duty foil, well
the husk is left on to protect the corn, or the apply a light rub of butter, salt and pepper; then sealed at both ends.
Find more outdoor entertaining tips, a new grill and cob is stripped and wrapped in heavy-duty foil. pull the husk back up over the cob and tie with Grilled corn is great alongside any grilled
accessories, and fresh ingredients for a family picnic Some flavoring agents (like herbs and flavored kitchen twine to close. Soak in cool water 15 to supper, or you can slice the kernels off the
or an all-out outdoor soirée by visiting Sam’s Club or butters or oils) are typically applied to the corn 20 minutes before putting on the grill. cob and add them to your favorite fruit or
samsclub.com. before the wrapping is sealed around it. In both To prepare using the foil method, clean each tomato salsa for a unique side dish.
Local Family Copes with their Child’s Rare Disease
That evening, she fell out of the net aggressiveness of this ugly monster her, and every night we think about it Shelby enjoys watching Sponge
on our family trampoline. Of course, inside our baby girl. as we are trying to drift off to sleep. Bob cartoons, coloring, going to her
we checked her all over to make sure As a mother, I am so used to making Shelby is our angel from heaven. Grandma Jan’s home, helping to make
she was okay. That night she went my children better. With this disease She’s generous, loving, attentive, cookies, and going for walks with her
to bed with a smile on her face and, I am unable to help my daughter. No patient, funny, smart, and the most family in the evenings. She has five
thankfully, uninjured. words could ever describe the pain and courageous person I know. She cousins who live close by and she is
Two days later, as I was dressing her heartache of knowing our daughter is truly inspires me! Shelby is well very close to them. And she has two
for school, I noticed that she didn’t help dying. Nobody can ever prepare for loved by those who know her. We brothers, Shaney, 9 years old, and
me put her arm in her shirt. Thinking this horrific and unfair news. Every are so incredibly blessed by having Aiden Christopher, age 19 months.
she was just distracted by cartoons, I day we wake up knowing we’re losing her in our lives.
finished getting her ready and took her
off to school.
That evening I received a phone call
from Shelby’s teacher, saying that she
seemed to be having trouble writing
and coloring with that darned right
The next day (January 15th) I
took Shelby to the doctor, where she
proceeded to have a small seizure in
the doctor’s office. Thinking she had a
bleed in her brain, the doctors ordered
emergency cat scans and an MRI.
We were called back immediately
after her tests and told to go straight to
Sutter Hospital and talk to a specific
doctor. That was when my husband,
Shane, my mother and father, Jan
and Joseph Russo, and I learned
that Shelby had a 2cm x 2cm tumor
in her brain stem.
Shelby had a biopsy on February
11th. We were told that she had a
stage four astrocytoma, and without
treatment she would survive only three
months. Of course we chose radiation
and chemotherapy as the first and most
promising treatment we could try.
Shelby Mackenzie Keiper In the beginning of May, despite the
lb. 7 oz baby girl, absolutely gorgeous aggressive attempt to shrink this tumor, Pictured are Shane Keiper (father), Stephanie Keiper (mother), Ralena Pinkard, Miss Greater
By Stephanie Keiper we were told that it had continued Sacramento, Jazzy Nuckols, (family friend) Shelby Keiper, and Jan Russo, (grandmother). Shelby has
Shelby Mackenzie Keiper was in every way.
On January 13, 2008, Shelby to grow. The doctors, as well as received support from Carriage School, Mesa Verde Business Academy, and Rotary Club of Citrus
born on January 9, 2002 in Methuen, Shelby’s family, are frustrated by the Heights. For more information go to HelpforShelby.com, or email Shane.Keiper@gmail.com
Massachusetts. She was a beautiful 7 celebrated her 6th birthday party.
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