Change in the Air; Barack Obama Elected President Obama by eg1pt23


									November 2008                                             THE KEY
                                                                                       INSIDE                       Page 

                                                                                        • The “Traditional”
                                                                                          Thanksgiving Meal
                                                                                        • Sleep During the Day
                                                                                        • Poll Finds Great
                                                                                          Expectations for Obama
                                                                                        • Libby’s® Famous
                                                                                          Pumpkin Pie Recipe
 Volume 8 Number 9                                         FREE                                          November 2008

Change in the Air; Barack Obama Elected President
First black president in our nation’s history
   History has been made. And change
is coming.
   Barack Obama is the 44th president
of the United States. He easily
defeated John McCain in the general
election on November 4. He is also
the first black president-elect in the
nation’s history
   A “new dawn of leadership is at
hand,” the Illinois senator said in his
acceptance speech.
   “If there is anyone out there who
still doubts that America is a place
where all things are possible; who still
wonders if the dream of our founders
is alive in our time; who still questions
the power of our democracy, tonight is
your answer,” he said.                      Supporters cheer for President-Elect Barack Obama on election night in
       “CHANGE” continued on Page 2         Chicago’s Grant Park. Obama is from Chicago, Ill. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

 Obama Wins 59 of Wisconsin’s 72 Counties
    Wisconsin voters showed that four       barely won Wisconsin in the election     Wins 56% of Wisconsin votes
 years can make a big difference in         four years earlier. But Obama was           More than 270,000 people voted
 presidential elections. The state gave a   able to win 32 counties that Kerry       in the largest city in Milwaukee
 big boost to Democrat Barack Obama         did not. Obama also held all of the 27   County. By comparison, Iron County
 in the November 4th presidential           counties that Kerry won.                 in northern Wisconsin has only about
 election.                                     What mattered most was the            6,000 people.
    Obama won enough votes to carry         total number of votes in the entire         Obama carried Wisconsin by
 59 counties in Wisconsin, according        state. Each county has a different       getting 56 percent of the votes in the
 to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.         population. Some counties have many      entire state. His opponent Senator
 Republican candidate John McCain           more voters than others. Milwaukee       John McCain got 43 percent.
 got only 13 counties.                      County has the highest population in        Wisconsin voted more heavily for
    Democrat Senator John Kerry             the state.                                 “WISCONSIN” continued on Page 2
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“CHANGE” continued from Page 1              Kerry got in 2004.                         Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Our
  Obama promised change in his                                                         children, I was dancing for them,
campaign. Voters wanted just that.          “Change has come”                          because now they know there are no
                                               It was a sweeping mandate.              restrictions. They can be whoever they
Record number of ballots cast                  “Change has come to America,”           choose to be.”
   A record number of ballots were          Obama said. “We may not get there in
cast. Obama easily won a majority.          one year or even one term. I promise       Becomes president on January 20
He finished with 52.7% percent of the       you – we as a people will get there.”         Obama officially takes office on
popular vote nationally.                       The moment also was not lost on         January 20.
   Obama also won 364 electoral votes       McCain. The Arizona senator was               He now has to name a cabinet.
to McCain’s 162. (The figure does not       gracious in defeat.                        A cabinet is a group of presidential
include Missouri. It was too close to          He said Obama “has achieved a great     advisers. They lead executive agencies
call in the days after the election.)       thing for himself and for his country.”    like the Department of Defense.
   Obama won nearly every key                  “This is an historic election,” he         Obama and his advisers have a
“battleground” state. They included         said.                                      difficult job. Many want an end to
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.                Indeed, Obama’s win was historic.       the six-year-old war in Iraq. But the
   He won Wisconsin with 56.3%              There have been 44 presidents in the       economy is Obama’s biggest challenge.
percent of the vote. It was the             nation’s 232-year history. Obama is the       “Immediately after I become
Democratic Party’s biggest win in the       first African-American to serve.           president, I will confront this economic
state in more than 40 years.                   Voters said the win inspired them.      crisis head-on by taking all necessary
   Obama drew broad support. He won            “It made me think I can be more than    steps to ease the credit crisis, help
by wide margins with black voters.          I am today,” one black voter told the      hard-working families and restore
But he also scored big victories among      Chicago Tribune.                           growth and prosperity,” he said at his
Latinos, first-time voters and young           “I really did not think that in my      first press conference after the election.
voters. And he drew higher support          lifetime I would see an African-               Sources: Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal
                                                                                                     Sentinel, New York Times,
from white voters than Democrat John        American president,” another told the
 “WISCONSIN” continued from Page 1          Madison.                                  polls are surveys taken of people
  Obama than the nation as a whole. He         Obama got 66 percent of the votes      after they have voted.
  got 53 percent of the vote nationwide.    in Milwaukee County. Most were               The exit polls showed 64 percent
  McCain got 46 percent.                    from the city of Milwaukee. Obama         of voters between the ages of 18 and
     The 56 percent of votes that           got 78 percent of the votes in the city   29 favored Obama. Kerry only got
  Obama got in Wisconsin was the            of Milwaukee.                             57 percent of that age group four
  highest for any Democratic candidate         He got 312,000 votes. McCain           years earlier. That age group made up
  since 1964. Lyndon Johnson won the        got only 58,000 votes in the city of      22 percent of the people who voted
  state then with 62 percent of the vote.   Milwaukee. About 73 percent of            this time. The figure in 2004 was 20
     Democrats have won the                 the voters in Dane County went for        percent.
  presidential vote in the state in the     Obama. The figure was the highest            The number of people who voted
  last five elections. But only one of      percent for any Democrat since at         was less than the record. Some
  those times did they get more than        least 1920, the Journal reported.         observers had expected a record
  50 percent of the vote. That was in                                                 turnout.
  1988 when Michael Dukakis got 51.4        Milwaukee and Dane Counties help             About three million people voted
  percent.                                  Obama win the state                       in Wisconsin in the November 4th
     Obama won the state by getting           Voters in Dane and Milwaukee            election. That is slightly less than
  large margins in Milwaukee and            Counties helped put Obama over the        in 2004. About 70 percent of the
  Dane Counties. Both have large            top. However, exit polls show he did      voting-age population voted.
  populations. The state Capital is in      well in many other categories. Exit        Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article by
                                                                                                    Greg Borowski and Ben Poston
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America’s First Black President
   The United States will have a new
president on Jan. 20, 2009. Barack
Obama of Chicago, Illinois, was
elected on Nov. 4.
   His election means many firsts.
Obama was the first Democrat elected
president in eight years. He was the
first U.S. senator elected president
since John F. Kennedy in 1960. He
was the first black person elected
president in the 232-year history of the
United States.
   African-Americans see Obama’s
election as very important. Leading
blacks all said the same thing on
television during election night. They
had not known if they would see an
African-American elected president in
their lifetime. Now they can honestly
tell their children that they can grow
up to become president, they added.

Black leaders speak of new hope
   Obama spoke to an excited crowd on
election night in Chicago. In the crowd
was Jesse Jackson. Jackson is a long-
time leader of the African-American        President-elect Barack Obama, left, and Vice President-elect Joe Biden wave
community. He ran for the Democratic       to the crowd on election night. Their supporters cheered for them at their
Party nomination for president in 1984.    election night party at Grant Park in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
   Jackson said blacks saw “...this
young African-American male assume         letter to Obama. “You have no idea,        end racism. He said that race is an
the leadership to take our nation out of   really, of how profound this moment is     issue that this nation cannot afford to
a pit to a higher place.”                  for us,” she declared. “‘Us’ being the     ignore right now. He added that we
   Jackson also talked of black leaders    black people of the Southern United        will never be able to come together
such as Dr. Martin Luther King and         States.                                    and solve challenges like health care or
Medgar Evers. They and others were           “Seeing you deliver the torch so         education or the need to find good jobs
killed while working for civil rights      many others before you carried,            for every American if we walk away
in America. If they could have been        century after century, only to be struck   now.
at the Chicago rally for “a second in      down is almost more than the heart can       Obama’s mother is a white woman
time,” Jackson said, “it would have        bear,” said Walker.                        from Kansas. His father is a black man
made my heart rejoice.”                      Obama spoke about the issue of           from Kenya. Obama has said he sees
   Alice Walker, author of the book        race in a speech on TV last March 18.      himself as African-American.
“The Color Purple,” wrote an open          He said all Americans must unite to
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CNN Poll Finds Great
Expectations for Obama                                                       Democrats Now Control the
  Most people believe President-elect Barack Obama                           Wisconsin State Assembly
will change America when he takes over from George W.
Bush on Jan. 20.
                                                                             as well as Senate, Governor
  A new national poll suggests that most Americans think                        Wisconsin’s governor is pleased that voters gave his
Barack Obama will make major accomplishments as                              political party firm control of state government. Democrats
president of the United States.                                              won control of both houses of the Legislature in the
  Nearly two-thirds of those questioned in a recent                          November 4th election.
CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey say President-elect                           The biggest change was in the Assembly. Democrats
Barack Obama will change the country for the better.                         took the majority of seats in the lower house of the
  Only 25 percent say Obama will not change the                              Legislature.
country. Nine percent say that he will change the country                       Governor Jim Doyle now has the chance to work with
for the worse.                                                               fellow Democrats for the first time since he was elected
  “He has inspired me and this entire nation with his                        in 2002. Democrats last controlled the Assembly 14 years
fondness for change,” said iReporter Brian Langkan of                        ago.
Elgin, Illinois. “I just hope that ... the typical procedures                   “We have seen a political change that really is historic,”
of Washington do not weigh him down or hold him back                         Doyle said.
or lead him in a new direction.”                                                The Assembly has 99 Representatives. Each Assembly
                                                                             district comes up for election every two years.
Hopes are high around the world                                                 The Senate has 33 members. Senate terms are for four
  Hopes are high not just in America but around the                          years.
world.                                                                          Republicans won 46 seats in the Assembly. Democrats
  “My prayer is that there will be peace on Earth in all                     won 52 seats. One seat is held by a person who is not
nations, and let all countries unite together to make this                   a member of either party. That person is considered
dream come true,” said iReporter Shari Atukorala of                          an Independent.
Kandy, Sri Lanka. “To the President-elect Barack Obama:
Sir, you can do this for all of us.”                                         Democrats win five seats
  The public thinks Obama will improve race relations.                          The Democratic Party took control of the Assembly
They think he will improve economic conditions and                           by winning five more seats. But Democrats failed to win
bring stability to the financial markets.                                    any more seats in the Senate. The Senate will have 18
  The poll found that people also believe Obama will                         Democrats and 15 Republicans.
make the U.S. safer from terrorism and reduce the                               The outcome of the election means Republican Mike
country’s dependence on foreign oil. They think he can                       Huebsch of West Salem will
reduce global warming. They also believe he can win                          no longer be Assembly
the war in Afghanistan and remove U.S. troops from Iraq                      Speaker. The Speaker is the
without causing major problems in that country.                              leader of the lower house.
  “The bar is being set awfully high for an Obama                               Democratic members
presidency,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.                      of the Assembly get
“That’s a big to-do list.”                                                   to pick the Assembly
 Source: The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll was conducted November          Speaker. They voted
   6-9, with 1,246 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey’s     November 12th to give the
        sampling error is plus or minus 3%. For the full story, go to www.
                                                                             job to Representative Mike
          , Transition to Power, Nov 13, 2008
                                                                             Sheridan of Janesville.
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Sleepy During the Day
   Feeling tired every now and then during the day is
normal. But it is not normal for sleepiness to interfere with
your routine activities. For example, you should not be
dozing off while reading the newspaper, while working, or
while sitting at a red light. Slowed thinking, trouble paying
attention, heavy eyelids, and feeling irritable are other
warning signs.
   You might just need to make more time to sleep if you are
often feeling sleepy during the day.
   Experts say that most adults need at least eight hours of
sleep every night to be well rested. However, this varies
from person to person. You should sleep for the number
of hours it takes for you to feel rested, refreshed, and fully
alert the next day. You should not feel drowsy during the
day if you had a good sleep.
   People who do not get enough sleep are more likely to
get diabetes or high blood pressure.

Do not nap after 3 p.m.
   Naps can be good. However, the American Academy of
Sleep Medicine recommends napping before 3 p.m. and for
no longer than an hour. Longer naps might interfere with
falling asleep at night.
   If you are sleeping enough and you still feel drowsy
going about your day-to-day routine, then you should talk
with your health-care provider. Talk to your health care
provider if you changed your sleeping habits and you are
                                                                 Tips for Better Sleep
still feeling sleepy during the day.
                                                                  • Keep a regular sleep-wake cycle. Try to go to bed and
   Daytime sleepiness could be due to a number of sleep
                                                                    wake up at the same time every day.
disorders. For example, people with narcolepsy (nar-ko-
                                                                  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine in the four to six
lep-see) fall asleep even after a full night’s sleep. “Some
                                                                    hours before bedtime.
people may be able to sleep, but the sleep quality is not
                                                                  • Do not exercise within two hours of bedtime. Exercising
good,” says Dr. Marc Raphaelson, a sleep specialist in
                                                                    five or six hours before bedtime may help you sleep
Maryland. “Think of the brain as a rechargeable flashlight.
                                                                    more soundly.
Some people do not hold the charge very well. They may
                                                                  • Do not eat large meals within two hours of bedtime.
have sleep attacks at very inappropriate times such as while
                                                                  • Do not nap later than 3 p.m.
eating or talking to a friend.
                                                                  • Sleep in a dark, quiet room with a comfortable
   Snoring can also be a sign of a health problem and cause
daytime sleepiness. Some snoring can be stopped with
                                                                  • If you cannot fall asleep within 20 minutes, do a quiet
lifestyle changes, particularly losing weight, cutting down
                                                                    activity somewhere else and return to bed when you are
on smoking and alcohol, and changing sleeping positions.
   Sleep apnea (ap-nee-a) occurs when loud and frequent
                                                                  • Wind down in the 30 minutes before bedtime with a
snoring causes the windpipe to collapse and blocks the
                                                                    relaxing warm bath, soft music, or reading.
flow of air. The person wakes up to catch his or her breath.       Source: From an article by Michelle Meadows, The FDA Consumer, Nov.-
Sleep apnea can be a sign of more serious health problems.                 Dec. 2002; revised Oct. 2003. Federal Citizen Information Center
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One Serving of Gratitude with Turkey and Stuffing
Thanksgiving holidays cross time, borders
  Turkey, cranberries, squash and pie:      about eating wild turkey and fish.        between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Soon these foods will appear on plates         Winslow wrote that the Indians         The store owners were thankful. The
across America. On November 27th,           brought five deer, so there was           Great Depression was just ending, and
we celebrate Thanksgiving.                  venison. Pumpkin was probably used        stores needed customers.
                                            in a pudding. The pudding would have
Holiday has ancient roots                   been sweetened with honey because         China, others give thanks in fall
   People have been giving thanks for       the Pilgrims did not have sugar.             Today many other countries around
the fall harvest since ancient times.          Cranberries were available, but        the world celebrate and give thanks in
The Hebrews celebrated the fall             would have been sour. There was corn,     autumn.
harvest with an eight-day festival. The     but no sweet potatoes. They were not         People in Canada celebrate
Greeks also had a harvest celebration.      grown in America then.                    Thanksgiving in October. It is like
It lasted nine days. People in Europe          After the “first Thanksgiving,”        Thanksgiving in America. Family and
had “harvest home” celebrations. They       many people in America continued          friends share a huge meal together.
happened when all the crops were in.        to celebrate the fall harvest. They did      Great Britain celebrates with a
   In 1621, the Pilgrims celebrated their   this when the crops were ready. This      Harvest Festival. It is usually in
harvest in Plymouth, Massachusetts.         was usually in late September or early    September. Churches and schools
This is often considered the “first         October.                                  collect food. The food is brought
Thanksgiving” in America. They                 Lincoln chose Thursday and turkey;     to a Harvest Festival service and
shared a huge feast with the Native         Roosevelt declared a national holiday     distributed to the needy.
Americans. The Indians had helped              In 1862, Abraham Lincoln                  The Chinese also have a celebration
the Pilgrims. They showed them how          was president. President Lincoln          to give thanks. It is called The Festival
to plant crops and hunt wild game.          thought everyone should celebrate         of the Autumn Moon or Zhong Qui.
Edward Winslow was at the feast. He         Thanksgiving at the same time. He         (This is pronounced “Zong Kwe.”)
wrote about it in a letter.                 chose the last Thursday of November.      Zhong Qui is held to celebrate a good
   Most likely the Pilgrim’s feast was      He made turkey the traditional main       harvest. Moon cakes are the traditional
not called Thanksgiving. That name          course.                                   food. Children parade around with
came later on.                                 President Franklin D. Roosevelt        brightly colored lanterns in the
                                            made Thanksgiving a national holiday      evening.
Turkey, venison, corn served                in 1941. But he changed the date. He           Article by Thelma Godin, Reprinted from the
                                                                                                       November, 2007, Key Newspaper
   Some of the foods eaten at the           moved Thanksgiving to the fourth
“first Thanksgiving” were like the          Thursday of November. He did
foods many of us enjoy today at             this so there would be a longer
Thanksgiving. William Bradford was          shopping time
also at the first Thanksgiving. He wrote
November 2008                                          THE KEY                                                        Page 

American Favorites: “Traditional” Thanksgiving Meal
   Thanksgiving meals can vary from region to region. The     folks add oysters to their stuffing; some add pecans; and,
traditional meal includes turkey. You can fry or roast it.    some even add jalapeno peppers.
Try rubbing it down with favorite herbs and spices before        Cranberries are one of Wisconsin’s biggest farm products.
cooking.                                                      Cranberries are a healthy part of the meal. They may help to
   Remember that turkeys take a long time to cook. Follow     fight cancer. Many folks simply slice up cranberries from a
directions on the packaging.                                  can to eat with turkey. But for something fresher, try mixing
   To go with the turkey, people down south make dressing.    up some pecans with a jar of cranberry relish and some
People up north call it stuffing. It is made with chunks of   candied ginger.
dry white bread or wheat or corn bread and spices. Some          Usually, families serve fresh bread or dinner rolls hot
                                                              from the oven. They go great with turkey dinner.

                                                              Serve your favorite salad
                                                                 Each family has its own special salads it serves. For some
                                                              folks, a cabbage salad is typical; for others, a gelatin and
                                                              fruit salad is good.
                                                                 A Thanksgiving meal usually has potatoes. In the old
                                                              days, potatoes kept fresh well after fall, and so people
                                                              cooked them all winter long. You can mash, bake or roast
                                                              potatoes. Mashed potatoes with turkey gravy are everyone’s
                                                                 Sweet potatoes or yams are part of many families’
                                                              Thanksgiving dinner. They can be made in lots of ways to
                                                              please the guests. They can be baked like a regular potato.
                                                              But some cooks boil them, mash them, add some maple
                                                              syrup and cover them with marshmallows. Then they are
                                                              baked until brown. In the south, a sweet potato pie is a
                                                              favorite on the dessert table.

                                                              Pumpkin is popular treat
                                                                 Pumpkin is something that most people look forward
                                                              to each Thanksgiving. Quite often it is a pumpkin pie for
                                                              dessert, made much like the sweet potato pie. To make both,
                                                              you boil and mash the vegetable, add some milk, egg, sugar
                                                              and spices and add to a pie shell, then bake. Folks love
                                                              pecan pie too.
                                                                 Finally, hosts serve holiday drinks. Sometimes people
Alex Orduna is a chef at St. Anthony Dining Room in           serve wine, spicy apple cider, or eggnog.
San Francisco. He cooks turkeys so homeless people can           A good Thanksgiving meal can be simple, not elaborate.
enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.                        It is the tradition of the food that most people enjoy. Look
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)                                for recipes that look good to you.
                                                                                  Reprinted from the November, 2003 Key Newspaper
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Pumpkin Pie–America’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert
   The Pilgrims discovered many new things
when they first arrived in the New World. One                     LIBBY’S® Famous Pumpkin Pie
was the Native American’s use of pumpkin.                         Makes 8 servings
Many people associate pumpkin pie with the                        3/4 cup granulated sugar
Pilgrims. But the Pilgrims’ first pies were not                   1/2 tsp. salt
pies at all. Early Americans would scoop out                      1 tsp. ground cinnamon
a pumpkin, fill it with milk and pumpkin flesh                    1/2 tsp. ground ginger
and cook it for hours with spices and syrup to                    1/4 tsp. ground cloves
make pudding. It was so popular, the Pilgrims                     2 large eggs
made pumpkin part of their Thanksgiving meal.                     1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
   Pumpkin pie is now part of the American                        1 can (12 fl. oz.) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk
Thanksgiving Day tradition. Ask any cook, and                     1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
you are likely to find a special recipe for pump-
                                                                  Whipped cream (optional)
kin pie that has been handed down from gen-
eration to generation. But if you look closely,                   MIX sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl.
Grandmother’s special recipe probably came                        BEAT eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice
from the label on a can of LIBBY’S® canned                        mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
   The Illinois company has been canning                          POUR into pie shell.
pumpkin since 1929. LIBBY’S® “Famous                              BAKE in a preheated oven at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Pumpkin Pie” recipe first appeared on its labels                  Reduce temperature to 350 degrees; bake 40 to 50 minutes or
in 1950. It has since become an American                          until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire
favorite. LIBBY’S® Pumpkin is used to create                      rack 2 hours.
more than 50 million pies every Thanksgiving.
                                                                  Serve immediately, or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream
   Here’s the recipe, which comes from the
company Web site,                          before serving.
                                                                                                 Source: Recipe reprinted with the past permission of Nestlé

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