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Jones will appear on both the big and small of stress include headaches, screen for the Will Rogers Institute throughout 2003. Tommy Lee dizziness, weight gain or loss, Jones’ career has spanned over three decades and included such and problems sleeping. hits as Men in Black, Men in Black II, The Fugitive, and JFK. He Will Rogers Institute is has won an Oscar®, Emmy and Golden Globe. And like Will Rogers releasing a new public service himself, he has an undeniable passion for playing polo. announcement about the effects of stress, and is encouraging viewers to call for a free booklet on how to $2.6 MILLION RAISED FOR LUNG take charge and manage their stress. The new spot will RESEARCH AND EDUCATION t was a record-breaking year raising $2 million. Moviegoers supported these efforts I air on local and cable stations across the country beginning for the Will Rogers Institute. by making a donation or purchasing a special combo February 2003. Keep an eye The 2002 Summer Theatrical pack at the concession stand after seeing the Will out for it. Fundraising Public Service Rogers Institute movie trailer at their local movie theater. For a FREE booklet on Announcement starring Steve Irwin, The hard work of movie theater managers and the HOW TO MANAGE STRESS, the Crocodile Hunter, raised $2.6 generosity of movie patrons, an important part of please call us toll-free million for the treatment and the Institute’s fund-raising efforts, have enabled the 877-957-7575 ext. 108. education of pulmonary diseases Will Rogers Institute to contribute more than $80 and disorders, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and million to fund a vast array of medical research WHO IS WILL ROGERS? tuberculosis. since 1936. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO The 30-second PSA was played on more than THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. VISIT WWW.WILLROGERS.ORG 20,000 movie screens across the country in hopes of WE LOOK FORWARD TO 2003! TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LIFE AND PHILOSOPHY OF RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT WILL ROGERS. RESEARCH UPDATE FROM UCLA’S PULMONARY RESEARCH LABORATORY DIRECTED BY TOMAS GANZ, PH.D., M.D. WILL ROGERS INSTITUTE IS he mission of the Will cause of this was unknown until they discovered hepcidin. A NATIONAL CHARITABLE HEALTH ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE SUPPORT OF LUNG RESEARCH AND DEVELOPING NEW TREATMENTS T Rogers Institute Pulmonary Research Laboratory at UCLA is the study of natural defense mechanisms against respiratory infection. What Since then, through their work and that of several other groups around the globe, they have come close to figuring out how anemia of chronic disease comes about. Now they are thinking about treatments. 2) They continue to work on understanding why AND CURES FOR happened in 2002? patients with cystic fibrosis develop infections. 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Winter/Spring 2003 WILL ROGERS ROUNDUP WILL ROGERS INSTITUTE’S ANNUAL BOARD MEETING DECEMBER 5, 2002 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (from left) Todd Vradenburg, executive director, Will Rogers Motion (from left) Joe Carter, Will Rogers Memorial Commission and Will Rogers biographer; Picture Pioneers Foundation; Michelle Lefebvre-Carter, director, Will Kem Rogers, grandson of Will Rogers; Michelle Lefebvre-Carter, director, Will Rogers Rogers Memorial Commission; Erik Lomis, chairman, Will Rogers Motion Memorial Commission; Wayne Lewellen, chairman, Will Rogers Motion Picture Picture Pioneers Foundation Pioneers Foundation WILL ROGERS STATE PARK TO BE RENOVATED The Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, California, will be renovated. “The house and ranch where Will Rogers spent his final years have vast historic purpose and inspirational guidance for modern-day living,” said Michelle Lefebvre-Carter, director of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission in Oklahoma. After Will Rogers’ death in an Alaskan plane crash in 1935, the Rogers family donated the house, barns and polo field to the state of California as a historic park. The publicly funded $5.5 million will upgrade an existing information area, restore classic stables and conserve priceless antiques. Future “unfunded” plans include an elaborate visitors center with exhibits detailing the life and philosophy of Will Rogers. (The Will Rogers Institute is not affiliated with the State Park.) –Claremore Progress WILL ROGERS FILM FESTIVAL Cinemark Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host a Will Rogers Film Festival March 2-6. Will Rogers starred in 50 silent and 21 talkie movies during his career. The festival will showcase 8 of his 71 movies. Frank Gonzales of Cinemark, Kem Rogers, Will Rogers’ grandson, Jim Hartz and Michelle Lefebvre-Carter of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission are cooperating in setting up the festival. PLANNED GIVING: SEVEN WAYS TO REMEMBER WILL ROGERS INSTITUTE OR YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY There are many ways to remember a charity in your 5. Deed your house to the charity and continue to live in it. Your income estate plan, and you may be surprised to discover tax savings from the gift may cover the legal costs. how inexpensive most of these are to accomplish. 6. Leave written or verbal instructions for your surviving spouse to Here are seven options to consider: include the charity when redrawing his or her will (which will be 1. Amend an existing life insurance policy to add the charity as an necessary). additional beneficiary. You could also purchase a new 7. If you have a sizable estate, let us show you how a charitable trust may policy for the charity. benefit both you and the charity. Again, the tax advantages are 2. 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For your protection, he will urge providing attractive tax benefits, this easy-to-accomplish gift may you to check with your professional advisor(s) before completing any reward you with higher annual income. planned gift. Winter/Spring 2003 HEALTHY LIVING HEALTH FOOD THAT’S NOT The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tarnished the reputation of sprouts as a perfect health food when it recently warned that eating raw sprouts could cause severe stomach illness. The agency has recommended that children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems should not eat sprouts at all. According to the CDC, salmonella bacteria poisoned more than two dozen people in four western states after eating raw alfalfa sprouts. Because farmers have no method for destroying bacteria that can cause food poisoning, including E. coli and salmonella, some public health officials are calling for package labeling. For now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests that all sprouts be cooked and that consumers ask restaurants not to add sprouts to their orders. –Adapted from Body & Soul SMOKING IN TEENS STARTS TO FIZZLE Among teenagers it’s not cool to smoke any- cation programs also seem to help. For instance, more. That’s the good news, but anti-smoking cam- "The kids are extremely presentations at schools throughout south St. paigns have contributed to the decline, along with Louis County by health educator Kelly Pantazo the rising cost of cigarettes. In a nationwide survey touched by the presentation. seem to hit home for youngsters. taken last year by the national Centers for Disease To help illustrate her message, Pantazo brings Control and Prevention, 28.5 percent of high Some even get tears in their along a "jar of tar" containing 500 cubic centime- school students said they had smoked a cigarette ters of the sticky stuff to represent the amount sometime in the preceding month. That’s the low- eyes because they have absorbed by the lungs by a pack-a-day smoker in est rate of teen smokers recorded by the agency one year. since 1991. older siblings or parents who –Adapted from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch The average retail price of cigarettes rose 70 per- To receive a FREE booklet on STOPPING SMOK- smoke," says Pantazo. cent from December 1997 to May 2001 in part ING WHILE STILL A TEEN, please call us toll- due to higher taxes, the agency reports. But edu- free at 877-957-7575 ext. 108. HOW FAST IS TOO FAST TO LOSE WEIGHT? You’ve finally buckled down to your diet and exercise routine and now you want to see results – fast. Well, according to the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado, you need to slow down just a bit: It’s best to lose no more than two pounds a week. The biggest drawback of rapid weight loss? You’re far more likely to regain the weight. People who rapidly drop pounds usually rely on extreme exercise programs or very low-calorie diets, which are tough to maintain for more than a few weeks. Rapid weight loss also involves increased water loss, which can be dangerous, especially if you’re engaged in serious exercise. So, take it down a notch, enjoy those rice cakes and, in time, the pounds will melt away on their own schedule. To receive FREE booklets on GOOD NUTRITION and/or FITNESS, please call us toll-free at 877-957-7575 ext. 108. –Adapted from Men’s Health Magazine A HEALTHY RECIPE FOR YOU & YOURS: TUNA AND BROWN RICE CASSEROLE Preparation Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes 1 1 1 can (6 /2 oz.) solid white tuna packed in water, drained / 4 tsp. liquid hot pepper seasoning 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 cup nonfat milk 1 1 / cup egg substitute / cup red bell pepper, finely chopped 2 2 1 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach / tsp. salt-free lemon pepper seasoning 2 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 cup shredded reduced fat Swiss cheese 1. Prepare the crust by pressing or squeezing the thawed chopped spinach to remove as much moisture as possible. In a medium-size bowl, mix spinach with the cooked rice until well combined. Set aside. Spray sides and bottom of a 10-inch quiche dish with cooking spray. Press rice mixture evenly over bottom and sides of dish. Distribute tuna over crust. Sprinkle cheese, then add onions and bell pepper. 2. In a medium-size bowl, beat egg substitute with milk and seasoning until well blended. Pour over vegetables. 3. Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven until filling is set and top is lightly browned (40 to 45 minutes). Let stand for about 5 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve. Yield: 6 entrée servings Serving Size: 1 wedge Nutritional information: Calories 142 Protein 16.5g Carbohydrates 12.8g Cholesterol 20mg Sodium 260mg Dietary Fiber 2.2g %Calories from fat 15.0 R E C I P E C O U R T E S Y O F N U T R I F I T. F O R M O R E H E A LT H Y R E C I P E S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N , L O G O N T O N U T R I F I T O N L I N E . C O M .