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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 (               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.
           PRESORTED STD.
             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
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                                                      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,” 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.
Page 2                                                                                                                         Editorial                                                                                              Second Edition for June 2008

                                              The Talking
                                            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.
   The       earnest,
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
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
                                                                                                                                        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                     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
with. Reagan met with his                   © 2008 by King Features Synd., Inc.                                                         more difficult to govern productively,       to rewrite political candidates’ loyalties     issues that hold the hope of successful
                                                                                                                                        leading more often to stalemate than         once they’re in office. The less financial     bipartisanship. Our nation’s need for
                                                                                                                                        to policy advances. They go to great         influence wielded by groups with a             investment in its aging infrastructure
                                                                                                                                        oratorical lengths to deplore how            specific cause, the better the chance that     – its roads, bridges, and transportation
                                                                                                                                        partisan the institution has become.         our essential moderation as a nation           networks – offers one such possibility.
                                                                                                                                        Acknowledging the problem, though,           will get reflected in Washington.              It’s not a partisan issue; it’s a good
                                                                                                                                        is easier than knowing what to do about         Equally important is a growing              governance issue.
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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”    
                                                                                                                                       psychologist for a VA medical center          are quietly offered up in hallways
                                                                                                                                       in Texas “suggested” that they stop           and conference rooms? How many                    Write to Freddy Groves in care of
                                                                                                                                       making diagnoses of Post-Traumatic            other cases are there of misdiagnosis          King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box
                                                                                                                                       Stress Disorder and call it Adjustment        to save a benefits buck?                       536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or
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                                                                                                                                          At first I thought that perhaps this       means that each time a veteran is                                                                                     © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.
                                                                                                                                       was an e-mail from someone low                told, “No, you don’t have PTSD,” the

                                                                                                                                     Military Graduates Hometown News
                                                                                                                                      Check back every issue for your hometown hero!
                                                                                                                                                                                        Army National Guard Pfc. Robert A.                                                                                    Army National Guard Pvt. Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                     Pletcher has been mobilized and activated                                                                            S. Flannery has graduated from the
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.
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                                            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
                                                                                         the website.
                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                or PO
                                                                                         Box 963, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.
                                                                                                                                                   Report Misleading
                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                        getting fat
                                                                                                                                           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:
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

     Limited Edition, Energy
  Efficient Homes Debut June 14
  Cresleigh Homes is gearing up to                      baths. Each home is highlighted by
introduce a brand new collection                        spacious three-car garages, elegantly
of exquisite single-family homes                        tiled entryways and kitchens,
in desirable Orangevale. Saturday,                      sumptuous master suites with walk-
June 14th, get ready to welcome                         in closets as well as expansive family
Cresleigh Almondwood, a limited                         rooms for gathering. Dens and home
collection of just 38 stunning                          office spaces are also available as
residences that carries the Cresleigh                   well as optional lofts, game rooms,
tradition       of      “fundamentally                  retreats and more (per plan).
built better” communities in the                           Plus, Almondwood offers both one-
Sacramento area.                                        and two-story homes and a diverse
  “This is an exciting opening for us,”                 array of aesthetically pleasing
stated Fran Leach, Vice President of                    exterior elevations. Inside, homes
Sales and Marketing for Cresleigh.                      are adorned with stylish two-tone
“With its great selection of home                       paint, striking raised panel doors and
styles, energy saving features and                      rounded wall cornering as well as
fantastic, park-adjacent setting, we                    inviting wood burning fireplaces and
are expecting Almondwood to be a                        dramatic volume ceilings (per plan).
big hit with homebuyers looking for                        Almondwood’s        gourmet-caliber
extra value.”                                           kitchens      are    highlighted    by
  With its charmingly rural setting                     convenient center islands, Kohler®
in Orangevale right next to Almond                      cast iron kitchen sinks, quality GE®
Park, Almondwood seems sure to                          appliances, gorgeous granite slab
live up to its high expectations.                       countertops, beech cabinetry and
A quiet, relaxed community with                         much more.
plenty of “hometown appeal,”                               Furthermore, special eco-friendly
Orangevale offers rolling hillsides                     features that not only add value but
with picturesque views of the Sierra                    also help to protect the environment
Nevadas as well as proximity to                         enhance Almondwood’s excellent
Folsom Lake, the Sacramento and                         home designs.
American rivers, making it ideal                           These include not only a full
for outdoor enthusiasts and growing                     complement of Energy Star® rated
families in search of wide open                         appliances and lighting packages, but
spaces and fresh air.                                   also cutting edge “hidden” features
  Plus, its easy access to Sacramento’s                 such as 4 X 6 exterior framing,
major business and cultural sites                       Ultra Low-E dual-pane sliding
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capital, but want to have a home in                     many others.
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  With a wide selection of home                         experience Cresleigh Almondwood,
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Almondwood has a great home                             in Orangevale or call (916) 990-0718
perfect for any homebuyer’s                             for more information. Almondwood is
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                 Citrus Heights News
Second Edition for June 2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Page 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                &                                          Views
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            missionary service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               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 and visit       research and programs according to                                 were honored on
   STS Foundation, a non profit student     Germany who loves playing soccer and                        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
                                                                                                                                     REMEMBER, FIGHT BACK.                                              participated in the
Looking for Love? DinnerMatch Offers                                                                                                    Relayers crowded the track
                                                                                                                                     on McArthur Field at San Juan
                                                                                                                                                                                                        honorary opening lap
                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Relay. Survivors

    Singles “Best Summer Ever”                                                                                                       High School.
                                                                                                                                        Several months prior to the
                                                                                                                                     Relay, teams raise money to fight
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and those who
                                                                                                                                                                                                        passed away from
                                                                                                                                                                                                        this deadly disease
   If you are single in the busy,           the computer scrolling through              your social calendar can go                  cancer. At the event, each team                                    were further honored                                                For Life, call 916 595-3761 or visit
hectic modern world meeting                 endless profiles.”                          from “blah” to “fabulous,” says              commits to keeping at least one                                    in the evening with the lighting of                                 their website at
new people can be a challenge.                 DinnerMatch specializes in the           Stokell, “You start to take part in          member walking the stadium track                                   luminaria and a special ceremony                                    org/rflcitrusheightsca
But don’t give up on love just              “dinner party” concept, where               all these fun activities and you are         Performancesbylivebands,contests,                                  at dusk. To learn more about Relay
yet. DinnerMatch is a singles               groups of 4-6 singles are matched           out meeting great people who all
social club and matchmaking                 based on age group and interests,           have the same thing in common -              Expand Your Horizons with Leadership Citrus Heights
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    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
                                                                                                                                                                   &         Views
                                                                                                                   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   

          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                                                                      
 Hosted by Fair Oaks Bowen          Hosted by Mercy San Juan          Security - Swing Standards
  Therapy - 1940’s Andrew                                                                                                                                     
                                  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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                                  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      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                  Valley Symphonic Band Association
pain; and treatments for knee        orthopedic surgeons and physi-            Eskaton Village, 3939 Wal-       ( 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            
                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
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                              Orangevale News
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Second Edition for June 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                   &        Views
       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
Club have been cosponsoring                    with the great tasting kettle corn.         snack bar will be used to support the    area homeowners.                       possession - our loyal customer base.   complete room additions to siding
a free community Fireworks                        The Pyronauts, a Surf Band, has          Dictionary for Thirds Project, Relay        Master Project Construction         At Master Project Construction,         to replacement windows. For
Demonstration Show for more than               been performing at the show for             for Life, Make a Wish Foundation         Company,                Sacramento     we don’t just remodel your house;       more information visit www.
16 years. Once again on July 3rd               the past five years Paul, the lead          and the Orangevale Food Closet           remodeling contractor, today           we provide complete solutions 
they will be doing it again out in             guitarist, has kids dancing and             along with many other charities.         announced the launch of www.
the beautiful meadow behind the                chasing him around the meadow               The Grange is looking forward to as
Grange Hall located at 5807 Walnut             like the he is the pied piper. This         a great turnout so get there early       aninformationportalforSacramento
Avenue in Orangevale. Walnut                   year there will be a face painter           for the best seat. Come and have a       home owners to find information
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
                                                                                                                                    educational guides on selecting
Investment Styles                                                                                                                   a home improvement contractor,
                                                                                                                                    professional advice from expert
                                                                                                                                    contractors, and a question and
                                               each other and learn what the other is
                                               thinking. Ask yourselves these types                                                 answer forum for Sacramento area
                                               of questions: Do we both want to save                                                homeowners.
                                               for a house? If so, when do we want                                                     The web site will be an
                                               to buy it? If we have children, do we                                                invaluable resource for Sacramento
                                               want to help them pay for college? Do                                                homeowners in finding accessible
                                               we want to retire at about the same                                                  information to address their home
                                               time? What do each of us want to do                                                  remodeling needs. Information will
                                               during retirement?                                                                   be efficiently categorized for easy
                                                   Once you’ve started talking about                                                navigation.
                                               these and other issues, you’ll be able to                                               Michael Jedryczko of Master
                                               start creating appropriate investment                                                Project Construction Company
          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.
and marriage. Of course, Juno and her                                                                                               com offers is unparalleled.”
husband, Jupiter, probably had very            ones, or vice versa.
                                                   However - and this is an important                                                  About       Master        Project
little trouble with money, but if you are                                                                                           Construction Company -- Master
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on your finances - which means, among          potential dangers of staying too much
                                               in your “comfort zone.” If you are an                                                home remodeling company based
other things, that you will have to                                                                                                 in Sacramento, California . We
reconcile your investment styles.              aggressive investor, willing to take
                                               greater risks with your principal in                                                 serve homeowners in Placer
    As you set up a household together and                                                                                          and Sacramento counties. Our
establish common long-term financial           exchange for potentially higher returns,
goals, you will need to make investing         you still could get “burned” by chasing
a priority. But you and your spouse            after too many “hot” stocks, many of
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
    The results? Women investors’              achieve your joint goals. Furthermore,
portfolios outperformed those of men by        fixed-rate investments can incur
1.4 percent a year, according to the study.    “inflation risk” - the risk that their
So, one might conclude that women’s            returns may not even keep up with the
“buy-and-hold” investing style can pay         inflation rate.
off in the long run.                               As newlyweds, it’s important
    While it may be useful for you and         for you and your spouse to learn
your spouse to keep these gender-based         to adapt to each other’s personal
tendencies in mind, you will still have        styles in many ways - and it’s just
to work out some common ground                 as important to accommodate
as you create investment strategies to         each other’s investment styles. It
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
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                                      Gold RiverCity Rewards 1st City
                                                 News Views                                                                                                                                  &
4x4 “Hands-On” Safety Clinic June 28
   Safety Clinic Teaches Suv
Owners How To Properly Drive
Off Road
                                               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
                                            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 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
in 2008.
  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
                                                                                                                                                                                            11 Categories
                                                                                      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
                                                                                      at 916-928-3650.                                                    All contestants receive free training in ramp walking, public speaking, skin and hair care.
                                                                                         Event info at 916-928-6900.
                                                                                                                                                 Tickets at the door: Seniors and children 12 & under can bring at least 5 cans of food or school supplies in
                                                                                         PLEASE NOTE: Facility fees, parking fees,            lieu of a ticket to pageant. We will be collecting the food and school supplies for families in need in our area.
                                                                                      taxes or misc. service and / or ticketing charges
                                                                                      may be included in (or added to) ticket prices.                                                        Director, Mary Purvis
                                                                                      Credit card charges may apply to credit card
                                                                                      purchases. All ticketing information and event                                                             721-3824
                                                                                      details are subject to change.
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          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
                                                                                                                           Moving Flames
                                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                           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

                                                                                                                                                   CRIME REPORTS
                                                                                                                             From The Sacramento County Sheriff
                                                                                                                                               Time    Crime                             Address                                   Location Type
                                                                                                                               Fair Oaks
                                                                                                                               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                     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
                                                                        , 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.,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              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

                                                                                     Camp                                      McCain
                                                                                    Come to Christ the King                   Campaign
                                                                                  Lutheran Church for an exciting
                                                                                  week of games, crafts, songs,
                                                                                                                             Rebuffs Billy
                                                                                  Bible encounters and more! Our
                                                                                  theme this year is “Listen, God is
                                                                                                                               Christian Newswire -- Newsmax.
                                                                                  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
                                                                                  registration information, call             to Meet with Billy Graham”                                 June 16-22, 2008
                                                                                  916.988.2484 or go to www.                 -- is authored by presidential
                                                                         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.
                                                                                     1. Is the book of Noah in the Old or is one of the
                                                                                   New Testament or neither?                 nation’s leading Internet news
                                                                                     2. Who opened a bottle of milk, giv-    sources with 4 million unique
                                                                                   ing an enemy soldier drink, and then      visitors each month. Newsmax
                                                                                   killed him? Barak, Jael, Esther, Anna     also publishes the award-
                                                                                                                             winning magazine Newsmax.
                                                                                     3. From Numbers 6, what group of
                                                                                                                             For a media interview with Doug
                                                                                   consecrated men never cut their hair?
                                                                                                                             Wead, contact Paula Pradines at
                                                                                   Lepers, Demoniacs, Priests,               561-686-1165, ext. 245.
                                                                                     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
                                                                                     ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Jael; 3)
                                                                                   Nazarites; 4) Samaria; 5) Eliakim; 6)
                                                                                     Wilson Casey’s latest trivia book is
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   Page 12                                                                                                                                                   Entertainment                                                                                            Second Edition for June 2008

     By David Dickstein
                                                                                                                                                                            RILEY REVIEWS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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.
                                                                                                                                       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”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in computer-generated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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                                                          Hoffman). Literally stumbling

      The film is a letdown in many                      to make in a horror movie … Save                                                                                   upon the scene, Po drops in on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. “Hawaii Five-O”
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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 “As we seek to
the cuts to Supplemental Security           seniors and people with disabilities,       to minimum wage. Until and unless            © 2008                                 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           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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                United States.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                     Utility Company

                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                     custom suspension.
                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                     power blackout.
                                                                                                                                           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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                                                                                                                       11082 Coloma Rd., Suite 7
                                                                                                          Coloma Village Shopping Ctr. • Rancho Cordova

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                                                                                                                                                Trude Peterson Vasquez
                                                                                                                                             Your Personal Travel Specialist
                                                                                                                                                      in Fair Oaks
                                                                                                                                                (916) 961-3282 business
                                                                                                                                                                                                      June 16-22, 2008
                                                                                                                                            “The world is a book, and those that
                                                                                                                                             do not travel read only one page.”
                                                                                                                                                           ~ Saint Augustine

                                                                                                                                                                 KING Crossword                                                                                                                                                    Answers on Page 12
Page 16                                                                                                       Fun & Games                                                                                            Second Edition for June 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                      email Jim Warrick at

                                                                                                                       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                < > or (916)
                                                                                                                                                                                      June 16-22, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                             June 16-22, 2008    Band Web Site:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Germaine Lopes, CPCB Publicity
                                                                                                                                 All Answers on Page 12
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                                                                                                                                                                                            opens at the Magic Circle in their
                                                                                                                                                                                          Roseville Theatre location on June 27,
                                                                                                                         THE EARLY CATCHES THE THE win the did, If he did,
                                                                                                                      THE EARLY BIRDBIRD CATCHES win the trick. If hetrick. West would West would
                                                                                                                        WORM                                             have no to yield a ruff-and-
                                                                                                                                                              have no choice but choice but to yield a ruff-and- big musical needs them. The chorus.
                                                                                                                                                              discard or return a heart into the A-Q.
                                                                                                                                                                                   or return a a heart     Like living props, they fill in and flesh out
                                                                                                                                                                         discard would avoid heart into the A-Q.
                                                                                                                                                              Either way, South
                                                                             1. TELEVISION: The phrase,                                                                  so make the South
                                                                                                                                                              loser and Either way,slam. would avoid a heart and songs as background people,
                                                                           “Book ’em, Danno,” wasThe phrase,
                                                                                                        a staple on
                                                                           1. TELEVISION: The phrase, “Book                                                              loser and so make the slam. minor characters, extra voices and part of
                                                                                                                                                                However, West, who had been pay-
                                                                             1. TELEVISION:
                                                                           which television show?                                                             ing close attention to the proceedings, been pay-
                                                                                                                                                                           However, West, who had the “stage picture”. It can be an exciting job
                                                                         “Book ’em, Danno,” was aname of on
                                                                             2. MOVIES: was a staple on which
                                                                                                             staple                                           did not cooperate with declarer’s
                                                                             ‘em, Danno,” What was the                                                                   ing close attention to the proceedings, an actor to portray several different
                                                                           Tony television show?
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                                                                             television show?
                                                                           2. MOVIES: What was the name of
                                                                                                                                                                         did to the ace at trick with characters and polish and show off a variety
                                                                                                                                                              monds was led not cooperate nine, declarer’s
                                                                                                                                                                          up his jack. the was then         of dia-
                                                                                                                                                              West put plan. When East second roundof different talents, all in one show. Always
                                                                             3. MOVIES: What wasfunction in “Iron
                                                                             2. Stark’s faithful assistant of
                                                                         Tony MEDICAL: What the namedoes                                                      able to win the third diamond withace at trick nine, that the audience is thrilled to see
                                                                           the appendix serve in the human
                                                                         Man”? Stark’s faithful assistant in “Iron                                                       monds was led to the the          knowing
                                                                                                                                                              ten and return a heart to scuttle the
                                                                           3. MEDICAL: What is the capital                                                               West put up his jack. East was then won’t remember you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           you, but
                                                                             4. U.S. STATES: What function does
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                                                                           of Louisiana? serve in the human
                                                                                MEDICAL:                                                                                 able to win the right idea,
                                                                                                                                                                South had basically the third diamond with theA Chorus Line is an example of just how
                                                                                                                                                                         ten and plays a heart to tough it
                                                                                                                                                              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?
                                                                                                                                                                          He had
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                                                                           was off-limits for Victorian the capital
                                                                             4. U.S. STATES: What is women
                                                                           4. U.S. STATES: What is the capital                                                his intentions and thus made it easier
                                                                                                                                                                                                           of workshop productions, this stunning
                                                                           during the day?
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                                                                                                                                                              for West to find the winning counter-        musical
                                                                             of FAIRY
                                                                             6. Louisiana?                                                                               but his sequence of plays had a seri-
                                                                           5. FASHION: Whatstole from the                                                     play.                                        productions in Broadway history.
                                                                             5. FASHION: Jack kind of jewelry
                                                                           third item thatWhat kind of jewelry
                                                                                                                                                                         ous approach had openly
                                                                                                                                                                A far better flaw: He is to win the telegraphed
                                                                         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?
                                                                           6. FAIRY TALES: What was the                                                                  for West to find the trick
                                                                                                                                                              two. West would have to be very              2:00, June 27 - July 26, 2008, in the Roseville
                                                                             6. U.S. PRESIDENTS: was the third
                                                                             8. FAIRY TALES: WhatWhich presi-                                                            play.
                                                                           dent item that Jack
                                                                         third was born on July 4?stole from the                                              inspired to play his jack at this early      Theatre, 241 Vernon St., Roseville. Tickets
                                                                             item that Jack stole from the giant in
                                                                             9. in “Jack and What does it mean
                                                                         giantLANGUAGE: the Beanstalk”?                                                                                                    win the
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                                                                                                                             ace and exited with a third South won
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!
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   The Citrus Heights Barnes & Noble                                          7.
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                                            Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, Price: Calvinassessment and evaluation before                                                                                    With music and song, with good eats and
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(SAVA) and Chicks In Crisis on
                                               Stacey Kayne signing:
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– 3:00pm. The scheduled authors             Publisher: Harlequin. Price: $5.99)          to career exploration activities.                                                                              provide main dishes, feel free to bring

                                                                                                                                        Alan & Pam Jennings
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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                 <http://   the Renegades’ offense with three        contest, the Renegades came                Lafayette, Hercules, Newcastle
Catering & Event Planning as their            expect award winning food and       > . 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
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 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                                                 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.
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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.
                                                                                                                           every bedroom and on every level                · Make sure locks are functioning,
                                                                                                                           of the home                                  properly and that everyone inside the         or .
                                                                                                                              · 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
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
$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.
                                                                                                                               The initial symptoms of stroke are:      problems. Atrial fibrillation is when
                                                                                    in school choice programs.
                                                                                   (NAPSA)-A growing number of
                                                                                parents have given high marks to school
                                                                                choice programs.
                                                                                                                                                                    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      
                                                                                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
                                                                       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
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Create an outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                                            kitchen with great-value
                                                                                                                                                                                            grills, such as the Sam’s
                                                                                                                                                                                            Club Member’s Mark
                                                                                                                                                                                            Grill for $997.

                                                           Salmon Burger
            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:
                                                           Salmon Burger
                                                                 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                                             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, or email
Massachusetts. She was a beautiful 7   celebrated her 6th birthday party.

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