Established 2008 YOUR BEST LOCAL FREE NEWSPAPER VOL. 4, ISSUE 7 April 1, 2011 NEWS YOU CAN USE _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ By Sam Womack her attorney was not re- OMAHA WORLD-HERALD turned. STAFF WRITER Andrea Thomas, a friend of A large drug arrest in Dean, said the news that Omaha has people in a Dean was in a Nebraska jail small Oregon town wonder- traveled fast in Cave Junc- ing about one of their own. tion, which has less than 2,000 residents. Vanessa Dean, 25, of Cave Junction, Ore., was caught ―I never would have thought with nearly 160 pounds of she'd be involved in some- hallucinogenic mushrooms, thing like this,‖ Thomas Omaha police said. said. She has been charged with Dan Mancuso, editor of the possession with intent to Illinois Valley News in Cave distribute a controlled sub- Junction, said he started stance, a felony. making calls after noticing Dean's absence from a Police said Dean was friendly card game. stopped March 2 on Inter- state 80 near 36th Street Last summer, Dean worked for following too closely. at Thomas' restaurant, but They said they ―observed the two lost touch. Thomas numerous signs of criminal said she had heard that activity.‖ Dean's mother had medical problems. During a search of the 1995 Toyota 4-Runner she was She called Dean ―a good driving, police found 319 girl‖ and ―academically freezer bags of suspected smart.‖ mushrooms in the rear Kyle M. Rettstadt, 29, of Portland, OR arrested in Ne- Kyle M. Rettstadt, 27, then of Morgantown, WV, ar- cargo area. ―Nobody knows a whole lot, braska with Dean on March 2, 2011 for Possession of rested in Indiana September 19, 2008 for Possession but we do care and would a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Dealing in mushrooms The total weight was 159.5 like to help in some way,‖ pounds, police said. Thomas said. Photo Credit: Omaha Police Photo Credit: Indiana State Police The mushrooms contain Kyle Rettstadt, 29, of Port- that Vanessa Dean was re- Although the two persons psilocybin, which can cause land, Ore., a passenger in leased on bond and is back named in the current inci- hallucinations as well as Dean's vehicle, was charged in Cave Junction. dent were arrested in Ne- nausea, vomiting, muscle with possession with intent braska, this kind of charge weakness, drowsiness and to distribute a controlled The second lesson we can could also involve the inter- lack of coordination, accord- substance. Rettstadt also learn from this is, ―It is state transportation of a ing to the U.S. Drug Enforce- was b eing held on never too late to change our controlled substance, which ment Administration. $200,000 bond. paths.‖ On July 19, 2010, could involve the Federal Vanessa Dean was lodged DEA. Dean is being held on Reprinted with permission in the Josephine County Jail $200,000 bond. She is from The Omaha World- on charges of second- To anyone considering mak- scheduled to be in court Herald degree assault and fourth- ing ―easy money,‖ there is later this month. A call to degree domestic assault. no such thing. Hard work in legitimate enterprises pro- Criminal activity tends to duces well-deserved re- escalate. We hope that with wards. the resolution of this current situation, the lesson learned Easy money is usually, at for many will be that crime some level, against the law is not an option. We must because it either takes ad- all be responsible for our vantage of or harms others. actions, or we will be held In this case, the perpetua- responsible for them. It is tion of illegal drug use bene- By Frank Abernathy w h i c h w as c a r r y i n g , never too late to change, fits no one. TVT Editor—Commentary amongst other items, sev- but sometimes change can eral bags of mushrooms. only happen under the most Our hearts go out to Ms. This is a sad story at many dire of circumstances. Dean for the journey she levels. And although it is In the present case and ac- has yet in front of her. The typically not the kind of story cording to the Omaha Police According to Nebraska Code stress alone of these im- we would run in our positive Department, Dean and Rett- - § 28-416(5)(b) Except as pending charges would be newspaper, we believe that stadt were stopped in authorized by the Uniform enough to cripple all but the even in this story there can Omaha on I-80 and 36th Controlled Substances Act, strongest of people. be some positive news you Street for ―following too Vanessa Dean, 25, of Cave Junction, OR arrested in it shall be unlawful for any can use. closely.‖ Ms. Dean was driv- person eighteen years of Each of us are faced with Nebraska for Possession of a Controlled Substance ing a 1995 Green Toyota 4 age or older to knowingly … trials in life. How we deal The first lesson is ―Be care- Runner. with Intent to Deliver use, … (or) to aid and abet with them is reflective of our ful who you choose to call any person in the manufac- character and strength. friends.‖ Although Mr. Rett- During the course of the Photo Credit: Omaha Police ture, transportation, distri- stadt looked friendly enough traffic stop the officer ob- bution, carrying, delivery, And when choosing friends, he appeared a much differ- served numerous signs of During a subsequent search booked at Douglas County dispensing, preparation for always make sure you know ent person in his 2008 mug criminal activity and re- of the vehicle, a total of 319 Corrections for Possession delivery, offering for deliv- who they are. You have shot from Indiana. quested to search the vehi- freezer baggies of sus- of a Controlled Substance ery, or possession with in- heard the term, ―guilty by cle. The driver denied the pected illegal mushrooms with Intent to Deliver. tent to do the same of a association.‖ Here we see In the Indiana case, Mr. request to search, after (psilocybin) with a total controlled substance….‖ the truth in that. Rettstadt was arrested un- which the officer used a gross weight of 159.5 The Valley Times contacted der similar circumstances police service dog to con- pounds were found in the Dean‘s mother, Teri Dean, A conviction under this of- All persons are innocent with two other men. In that duct a free-air sniff of the rear cargo area and luggage in Cave Junction, who had fense could carry a maxi- until proven guilty in a court case, Mr. Rettstadt was also vehicle which resulted in a carrier. Both Dean and no comment to make on the mum of life imprisonment or of law. a passenger in the vehicle positive indication of drugs. Rettstadt were arrested and situation other than to say a minimum of 20 years. 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Scien- planet. planet's largest moon, Titan, tists suspected that clouds have brought methane rain "It's amazing to be watching might appear at Titan's "These outbreaks may be to its equatorial deserts, as such familiar activity as rain- equatorial latitudes as the Titan equivalent of what revealed in images captured storms and seasonal spring in the northern hemi- creates Earth's tropical rain- by NASA's Cassini space- changes in weather patterns sphere progressed. But they forest climates, even though craft. This is the first time on a distant, icy satellite," were not sure if dry chan- the delayed reaction to the scientists have obtained said Elizabeth Turtle, a Cas- nels previously observed change of seasons and the current evidence of rain sini imaging team associate were cut by seasonal rains apparently sudden shift is soaking Titan's surface at at the Johns Hopkins Univer- or remained from an earlier, more reminiscent of Earth's low latitudes. sity Applied Physics Lab in wetter climate. An arrow- behavior over the tropical Laurel, Maryland. "These shaped storm appeared in oceans than over tropical Extensive rain from large observations are helping us the equatorial regions on land areas," said Tony Del cloud systems, spotted by to understand how Titan September 27, 2010 -- the Genio of NASA's Goddard Cassini's cameras in late works as a system, as well equivalent of early April in Institute for Space Studies, 2010, has apparently dark- as similar processes on our Titan's "year" -- and a broad New York. ened the surface of the own planet." band of clouds appeared moon. The best explanation the next month. On Earth, the tropical bands is these areas remained wet The Saturn system experi- of rain clouds shift slightly after methane rainstorms. enced equinox, when the Over the next few months, with the seasons but are The observations show the sun lies directly over a Cassini's imaging science present within the tropics weather systems of Titan‘s planet's equator and sea- subsystem captured short- year-round. On Titan, such thick atmosphere and the sons change, in August of lived surface changes visi- extensive bands of clouds NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles the change ble in images of Titan's sur- may only be prevalent in the face. A 193,000-square- tropics near the equinoxes of seasons as it captures clouds concentrated mile (500,000-square- and move to much higher near the equator of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. kilometer) region along the latitudes as the planet ap- southern boundary of Ti- proaches the solstices. The Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI tan's Belet dune field, as imaging team intends to well as smaller areas watch whether Titan evolves 2009.A full Saturn "year" is Clouds on Titan are formed nearby, had become darker. in this fashion as the sea- almost 30 Earth years. of methane as part of an Scientists compared the sons progress from spring Years of Cassini observa- Earth-like cycle that uses imaging data to data ob- toward northern summer. tions suggest Titan's global methane instead of water. tained by other instruments atmospheric circulation pat- On Titan, methane fills lakes and ruled out other possible "It is patently clear that tern responds to the on the surface, saturates causes for surface changes. there is so much more to changes in solar illumina- clouds in the atmosphere, They concluded this change learn from Cassini about tion, influenced by the at- and falls as rain. Though in brightness is most likely seasonal forcing of a com- mosphere and the surface. there is evidence that liq- the result of surface wetting plex surface-atmosphere Cassini found the surface uids have flowed on the by methane rain. system like Titan's and, in temperature responds more surface at Titan's equator in turn, how it is similar to, or rapidly to sunlight changes the past, liquid hydrocar- These observations suggest differs from, the Earth's," than does the thick atmos- bons, such as methane and that recent weather on Titan said Carolyn Porco, Cassini phere. The changing circu- ethane, had only been ob- is similar to that over Earth's imaging team lead. "We are lation pattern produced served on the surface in tropics. In tropical regions, eager to see what the rest clouds in Titan's equatorial lakes at polar latitudes. The Earth receives its most di- of Cassini's Solstice Mission region. vast expanses of dunes that rect sunlight, creating a will bring." Japan needs maps. Not just "We have a large image of any kind—detailed informa- Fukushima," McKeown tional maps georegistered adds. "We're committed to with latitude and longitude making a big map of this and annotated with simple, area. This is a very agricul- self-evident details: this tural region and there are bridge is out, this port is restrictions about food com- damaged, this farm field is ing out of the area." scoured; this one is green with vegetation or foliage. "This really fits what IPLER is all about—information Researchers at Rochester products," McKeown says. Institute of Technology are currently processing satel- RIT and the University at lite imagery of regions in Buffalo formed IPLER six Japan affected by the 9.0 months before the earth- magnitude earthquake and quake struck Haiti in Janu- tsunami that devastated ary 2010. Connections with sections of the country's industry partners led RIT to east coast on March 11th. capture and process multis- The U.S. Geological Survey, pectral and LIDAR images of a member of the Interna- The images show the progression of damage to Port-au-Prince and sur- tional Charter "Space and rounding towns for the Major Disasters," organized the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant from World Bank. the volunteer effort involv- March 12 to March 17. ing about 10 organizations, "With Haiti, we learned how, including Harvard University, Credit: Analysis by RIT Digital Imaging and Remote in a disaster, to send an George Mason University, imaging instrument into the Penn State and the Jet Pro- Sensing Laboratory within the Chester F. Carlson field, collect the relevant pulsion Laboratory. Center for Imaging Science. data, get it back to campus and do the right processing The Japanese relief workers to the imagery," Messinger requested high-resolution says. images of the Fukushima "We were tasked with the there, so the feedback loops Nuclear Power Plant. The nuke plant Friday [March are slow. "In this case, we're learning RIT team processed imagery 18] morning and we up- how to take imagery that we looking down into the reac- loaded it about six that "We were pushing hard," he didn't collect and produce tors and the containment night," says Don McKeown, adds. "We wanted to get the actual product that will shells on March 12, the day distinguished researcher in maps to them before their be delivered to the first re- after the earthquake and the Carlson Center for Imag- morning work shift started." sponders in the field in a tsunami hit and prior to the ing Science. very short time frame. We've explosions at the plant. They are mapping the area learned a lot about the sec- The 13-hour time difference around the power plant as ond phase of the process High-resolution image-maps has made the workflow diffi- well, processing imagery now." from March 18 show exten- cult, Messinger notes. from a broader view of the sive damage and a smolder- "While we're doing this here, terrain used as farmland. Pay attention to where your ing reactor. it's the middle of the night produce is coming from. BUSINESS SERVICES Reader Connections Subscriptions Advertising Submission Deadlines The Valley Times Online Comments about the newspaper: If you have comments, If you would like The Valley Times delivered to you each All advertising is due by 12:00 Noon on the following If you haven‘t been to our website yet, you have to check questions or complaints about our coverage, please raise issue by First Class Mail anywhere in the Continental dates for these publications: it out. 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Teams are also as- of a no-fly zone, the crisis in sisting in establishing a uni- Libya continues to escalate fied mechanism for report- and to endanger civilians ing needed medical sup- throughout the country. plies and coordinating do- More than 290,000 people nated items. In addition, have fled the violence to International Medical Corps neighboring countries, pri- has been working to prepo- marily Tunisia and Egypt, sition essential medical sup- scores of civilians have plies (such as surgical in- been killed, and a reported strument sets and basic 600,000 inside Libya are in health care equipment) and need of humanitarian assis- non-food items (including tance. hygiene kits, blankets, and water containers) donated International Medical Corps' through gift-in-kind partners emergency response teams MAP International and in Libya and at the borders AmeriCares. in Tunisia and Egypt are assessing ongoing needs, Clashes between protestors providing medical care and and government loyalists critical supplies. intensified February 25 in and around Tripoli. The Western Libya: number of those killed in Libya is thought to be in the •Although the border is cur- •Due to a major shortage of vices at a transit camp and •International Medical thousands, while Internet rently closed to humanitar- nurses in Libya, a team of address a shortage of la- Corps is providing emer- has been cut off and many ian agencies and journal- International Medical Corps trines and safe sanitation gency health care to migrant foreign journalists are not ists, International Medical nurses and doctors is sup- which could lead to the workers at a clinic near the allowed to enter the country. Corps is sending in supplies porting Benghazi Medical spread of communicable border town of Salloum, to address identified medi- Center, the largest hospital diseases. The team is also Egypt. cal needs. in eastern Libya, which is working to distribute hy- receiving a large number of giene kits. •The team is also planning •International Medical casualties from Ajdabiya. to conduct health outreach Corps continues to monitor •With mental health issues activities including hygiene the situation and plans to •International Medical on the rise, International promotion and scabies enter Western Libya as soon Corps assessed the seaport Medical Corps is implement- awareness. as it is feasible. in Benghazi as well as the ing psychological first aid local airport which has lost training for volunteers and •The team continues to Eastern Libya: radar functionality and is primary health care workers. advocate for contingency currently closed. This could planning mechanisms and •As a result of fighting and affect the inflow of critical •Although most fleeing the coordination with all in- rising casualties, Interna- supplies. crisis are male migrant volved agencies to prepare tional Medical Corps is try- workers, International Medi- for any increase in arrivals ing to access Ajdabiya, Tunisia/Libya Border: cal Corps has found an in- across the Egypt/Libya bor- which is currently witnessing crease in the number of der. some of the heaviest fight- •International Medical women and families. ing between rebels and gov- Corps is coordinating with a Through a $1 million grant ernment forces, to assess local partner to implement Egypt/Libya Border: from USAID's Office of For- humanitarian needs. comprehensive health ser- eign Disaster Assistance The cause of a deadly explo- accidental, occurred on Venezuelan officials have those reports have not been sion at an ammunition fac- Monday. confirmed an outbreak of confirmed by officials. tory in southern Yemen re- the H1N1 virus, also known mains unknown, according At least 121 people were as swine flu, has occurred in Sader urged anyone experi- to security officials. Authori- killed and 45 others the state of Merida. Health encing flu-like symptoms to ties say the factory had wounded. Women and chil- Minister Eugenia Sader said remain in their home. been looted by Al Qaeda dren were among the dead. more than 100 cases of the militants on Sunday. Locals at least 27 of the injured virus have been confirmed. In an effort to put a stop to were inside getting leftover are in critical condition. The Sader said fewer than 2 the virus spreading, officials ammunition when the explo- factory is located in Abyan perfect of H1N1 cases have ordered Merida sion, which appears to be Province. would be serious enough for schools to close for the next intense medical treatment. five days. A ban has also been placed on certain Local media reports at least types of events. 3 people have died, but The Taliban has claimed "We have got documents responsibility for kidnapping and evidence that shows all 50 Afghan men over the the 50 captured people are The National Police Agency Meanwhile, a 6.8 magni- weekend. The men were policemen and they have put the official death toll in tude earthquake in Myan- traveling in four vehicles in also (confessed) during the the March 11 earthquake mar last week left at least the Chapa Dara district of investigations too. and tsunami at over 10,000 75 people dead and 111 Kunar province Sunday on Saturday. others injured. State-run when they were captured. ―We will make a decision radio reported at least 390 about the captured police- The agency said 10,151 hours, 14 Buddhist monas- A Taliban spokesman said men according to the situa- bodies have been recov- teries and 9 government all 50 men confessed to tion and enemies' actions,‖ ered, but the toll is expected buildings were damaged. being policemen, but Kunar Taliban spokesman Zabiul- to rise with more than police chief Khalilullah Ziayi lah Mujahid told CNN. 17,000 people still missing. The epicenter was located said it has not been con- At least 2,000 of the dead about 70 miles from Chiang firmed if the men are police Authorities are currently came from the hard hit Mi- Rai, Thailand and 364 miles officers or prospective re- negotiating for the men‘s yagi prefecture. About from Myanmar‘s capital of cruits. release. 250,000 people remain in Rangoon. The tremor was evacuation centers. felt as far away as Bangkok. 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Paul@YourValleyTimes.com Linda@YourValleyTimes.com Page 4 www.YourValleyTimes.com April 1, 2011 Serving Southern Oregon—The Valley Times Major tobacco companies Many toxic substances have Asbestos was widely used (Menlo Park, CA) — New ―Based on the evidence tially associated with a Mag- are victorious again as the been banned for use by ei- throughout the twentieth scientific research con- we‘ve seen in our research, nitude 7 or greater event FDA decides not to ban ther the EPA or the FDA but century in buildings and cludes that large earth- we don't think that large, over the past 30 years. menthol cigarettes in the cigarettes, despite their ships until finally being quakes do not increase the global earthquake clusters US. dangers and link to lung banned. global seismic hazard for are anything more than co- Using these data, scientists cancer, will be available for more damaging earth- incidence,‖ says Tom Par- compared the timing of The ban on menthol ciga- a long time. Mesothelioma attorneys quakes far from the main- sons, a USGS geophysicist. seismic wave arrivals and rettes would improve public protect the rights and get of shock. the occurrence of large health but the FDA cites One toxic substance that the many people who suffer The study looked at all Mag- earthquakes worldwide and they are no more harmful causes a particularly debili- from mesothelioma. Although large aftershocks nitude 5 or greater earth- found no correlation. than regular smokers. The tating type of lung cancer is close to the mainshock re- quakes worldwide poten- real danger of menthol ciga- asbestos. In spite of being banned main highly probable follow- rettes lies in the fact the asbestos is still present in ing an earthquake, and smokers have a harder time Mesothelioma attacks the many structures so people small earthquakes less than quitting and have higher lining of the lungs and other can still contract meso- magnitude 5 can be trig- relapse rates. About 30 per- internal organs. thelioma but a meso- gered at great distances, cent of cigarette sales come thelioma lawyer can get scientists at the U.S. Geo- from menthol smokers. Over three thousand people them the money from funds logical Survey and the Uni- a year will contract the set up to pay their medical versity of Texas at El Paso Proposals to ban toxic sub- deadly cancer and with a costs. found no significant in- stances come up often by mesothelioma lawyer can crease in the rate of large FDA advisory panels, but ask for compensation from Watch the video earthquakes happening this is one of the rare in- funds set up to care for on the dangers farther away than two to stances that they ignored these patients who were of menthols at: three times the length of the the panel‘s recommenda- exposed to asbestos. ruptured fault that caused tions. www.YourValleyTimes.com the mainshock. A new RAND Corporation community resilience has study outlines how commu- become an important policy nities can build resilience to objective at federal, state disasters through efforts and local levels and has such as joint planning of been a leading issue in the government and non- development of the Na- governmental organizations tional Health Security Strat- and the development of egy and other national community networks. frameworks. "This work provides a 'road The eight tenets of commu- map' of activities that public nity resilience for national health officials and other health security are well- regional leaders can pursue ness, access, education, to help their communities engagement, self- survive and recover from sufficiency, partnership, health-related emergencies quality and efficiency. For such as natural disasters or example, self-sufficiency pandemic flu outbreaks," said. "The road map pro- creation of a more-robust should involve efforts to said Anita Chandra, the pro- vides a more tangible blue- and detailed list of actions recognize the vital role citi- ject's leader and a behav- print for how communities that can help guide national zens should play as first ioral scientist at RAND, a can strengthen resilience to planning in the future. responders to help their nonprofit research organiza- such emergencies." own families and neighbors tion. Community resilience refers in the first hours following a Researchers say that once to the sustained ability of a major disaster. Engagement "We know that communities communities have made community to withstand and should build the capacity of are already doing many use of the resilience road swiftly recover from natural social, faith-based, and vol- things to bolster community map, the experience gained or man-made disasters. unteer organizations to in- resilience, but it is not al- through testing these activi- Because it will never be pos- volve community members ways systematic," Chandra ties and strategies will allow sible to prevent all disasters in collective action. (Washington, DC) - The the results of further dam- President declared a major age assessments. disaster exists in the State of Oregon and ordered Fed- Governor Kitzhaber sent a eral aid to supplement State formal request to President and local recovery efforts in Obama asking for a Federal the area struck by a tsu- Disaster Declaration for nami wave surge on March Curry County on March 21st 11, 2011. after assessing the damage to Curry County. Federal funding is available to State and eligible local The Governor‘s request al- governments and certain lows assistance from the private nonprofit organiza- Federal Emergency Man- tions on a cost-sharing basis agement Agency to help for emergency work and the rebuild the Port of Brook- repair or replacement of ings-Harbor in Curry County. facilities damaged by the The port was damaged by tsunami wave surge in Curry tsunami waves that hit the County. Oregon Coast which re- sulted from the Japan earth- Federal funding is also avail- quake. able on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation meas- ―Federal assistance to Curry ures statewide. County will help us take a big step toward rebuilding W. Craig Fugate, Administra- the port and getting Orego- tor, Federal Emergency nians back to work,‖ said Management Agency Governor Kitzhaber. (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named State and federal disaster Dolph A. Diemont as the assessment teams esti- Federal Coordinating Officer Thanks to the efforts of Oregon Governor Kitz- mated damages at $6.7 for Federal recovery opera- million to the Port of Brook- tions in the affected area. haber, President Obama moves quickly to sign an ings-Harbor. FEMA said additional desig- Oregon disaster declaration, freeing up federal ―We‘ll continue to work with nations may be made at a funds for Oregon‘s tsunami disaster relief. Curry County until they are later date if requested by back on their feet,‖ said the State and warranted by Photo Credit: White House Photo Gallery Kitzhaber. Serving Southern Oregon—The Valley Times www.YourValleyTimes.com April 1, 2011 Page 5 ―Change is all around‖ is Recession slows develop- trends in land use before (Salem, OR) - The Oregon Despite these gains, the work,‖ said Hanna. ―But in more than a throwaway line ment and after the implementa- Senate and House have statewide rate was reported the meantime, we cannot to researchers who recently tion of comprehensive land- approved two bills that will at 10.2 percent, essentially lose sight of the immediate published the updated However, the rate at which use plans in the mid-1980s. extend unemployment bene- unchanged from 10.4 per- need those individuals and ―Forests, Farms & People‖ structures were being built Conversion of private land fits to Oregonians who con- cent in January. families have. This exten- report: It is the focus of in- on land in these three cate- in forest, agricultural, and tinue to struggle with finding sion will continue to help tense study to measure gories remained at a rela- range uses to more devel- work in this tough economy. ―These are dollars that pro- them get through this diffi- evolving land use across tively high level until re- oped uses slowed dramati- vide real help to Oregon cult time.‖ Oregon. cently. With the start of the cally after the 1974-1984 Senate Bill 637 provides an families and their communi- recession in 2007, the rate period as the county plans, extension through the fed- ties because the money is The bills were delivered to Compiled by the Oregon declined to its lowest level mandated by a 1973 state eral Extended Benefits and spent directly in our local Governor Kitzhaber for his Department of Forestry and in the 35-year study period. law, were implemented High Extended Benefits pro- economies, at our neighbor- signature, who signed the U.S. Forest Service from widely. gram, helping an estimated hood grocery stores, and on two pieces of legislation detailed analysis of thou- Regional differences 50,000 eligible Oregonians. other local services,‖ said extending unemployment Senate Bill 638, concerning Senator Joanne Verger benefits up to 26 weeks for Oregon‘s Emergency Bene- (District 5), co-carrier of SB Oregonians who have ex- fits Program, will help an 637. ―There‘s still too many hausted all other options. estimated 15,000 claim- Oregonians looking for work. ants. These extensions help them ―Although we are on the stay afloat and avoid other, path to economic recovery, ―Oregon‘s recent employ- costlier, social services.‖ there are thousands of Ore- ment numbers show signs gonians who are still strug- of improvement and hope ―As our economy begins to gling,‖ said Governor Kitz- for those who are still on the recover, we must not forget haber. ―Extending unem- job market,‖ said Senate those who are still strug- ployment benefits is a life Majority Leader Diane gling to survive this global line to people in need right Rosenbaum (Portland), recession. This was an im- now.‖ chief sponsor of the bills portant vote that helps more with Sen. Brian Boquist than 65,000 Oregonians Senate Bill 637 allows Ore- (Dallas). ―But there are still struggling to find work,‖ Ro- gon to use $225 million in over 200,000 Oregonians blan said. ―Oregon‘s econ- federal funds to extend un- who need help surviving in omy added 9,800 private employment benefits for 20 this dire economy. These sector jobs last month, but weeks. Nearly 50,000 Ore- extensions provide much- we still need to help those gonians will be eligible to needed assistance, helping families and those workers receive the additional bene- families keep food on the trying to find employment.‖ fits by the end of the year. table and a roof over their heads while they continue ―Oregon‘s unemployment Senate Bill 638 will use $26 looking for work.‖ rate lingers above 10% million from State Unem- statewide and many rural ployment Trust Fund to ex- February‘s employment re- counties still have unem- tend benefits for six weeks. sands of aerial photo- Private land in western Ore- The effect has proved long- port showed that seasonally ployment rates in the high This money will go to an graphs, the 74-page report gon was developed at a lasting. Nearly all private adjusted payroll employ- teens. We must do every- estimated 17,500 Oregon examines changes in activ- faster rate than on the east- land designated as non- ment grew by 9,800, Ore- thing we can to get the workers whose benefits ity on non-federal lands be- side, with notable hotspots developable zones by the gon‘s largest one‐month more than 200,000 unem- would otherwise expire in tween 1974 and 2009. in the Portland area and counties remained in forest, gain since November 1996. ployed Oregonians back to April. Josephine County. The Bend agriculture and range in the First, the good news: Ninety- area stands as the lone ex- years following implementa- eight percent of all non- ception east of the Cas- tion of the plans in the mid- federal land that was in for- cades, where a veritable 1980s. Conversion of land est, agricultural and range land rush transformed the in resource uses to low- land uses in Oregon in 1974 community into a construc- density residential or urban remained in those uses in tion zone from the 1980s uses has occurred mostly 2009. Unlike many other on, finally stalling with the on other private land zoned states, Oregon has held housing crash of the past for development in the onto almost all of its re- several years. plans. source land during recent decades of rapid economic Land-use laws effective To see the Forests, Farms & growth and population ex- People report, go to: pansion. Highlighted in the report are www.YourValleyTimes.com (Newport, OR) - According to is new for 2011 and is in- fish fisheries for the Oregon Beginning April 1st anglers the Oregon Department of tended to allow year-round Department of Fish and fishing for bottomfish must Fish and Wildlife, a new rule fishing for Cabezon, while Wildlife. also stay inside of the 40- for Cabezon retention has staying within the federal fathom line (defined by way- gone into effect on April 1st harvest cap. ―Both the Cabezon anglers points). and will last through Sep- keep and the fish that die tember 30th. ―If carefully released, Cabe- after release count toward Both restrictions are to re- zon have an excellent sur- the federal harvest cap, so, duce the likelihood of an- The change will allow reten- vival rate,‖ said Lynn like with any other fish you glers‘ catch of yelloweye tion of only one Cabezon per Mattes, project leader for can‘t keep, careful release rockfish and canary rock- day as part of the seven-fish marine recreational ground- is important.‖ fish, which may not be re- marine sport bag limit. tained at any time. April 1st through September The Cabezon is a scaleless 30th is also the period that fish with a broad bony sup- bottomfish anglers must port extending from the eye stay within the 40-fathom across the cheek just under line, defined by waypoints. the skin. Normally it has 11 spines on the dorsal fin. Fisheries scientists as- The Cabezon also has a sessed Oregon‘s Cabezon fleshy flap on the middle of numbers for the first time in the snout. A pair of longer 2009. Based on the as- flaps are just behind the sessment results, there is a eyes. new federal harvest cap for Cabezon off of Oregon be- The mouth is broad with ginning in 2011. many small teeth. The col- oring varies, but is generally For the past several years, mottled with browns, greens ODFW managed Cabezon Cabezon are well known for their large head, and and reds. More than 90% of with a state-imposed land- the red fish are males, ing cap, which was typically frequent the Pacific Ocean from British Columbia whereas greater than 90% reached in July or August. to Southern California. Photo Credit: National of green fish are females. It The seasonal sub-bag limit reaches a weight of up to Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration 25 pounds. Page 6 www.YourValleyTimes.com April 1, 2011 Serving Southern Oregon—The Valley Times By: Frank Abernathy Hospital in Eugene for 15 America‘s Wild Rivers Coast and ―like‖ us, then sit back TVT Editor years prior to ―retiring‖ with Five Chamber Mixer: and enjoy all the goings-on her husband in Florida. But, happening with your Gold (Gold Beach, OR) - Walking like so many people these Join us at Lucky 7 Casino‘s Beach Chamber of Com- through As Good As New in days, the word ―retire‖ has new Tolowa Event Center merce members. But be Gold Beach is like walking been removed from the dic- Thursday, April 7th. 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Visit our Face- The contest has been re- book at: started and the new finish- line date is May 31st. www.facebook.com/GoldBeach Gooooooo Gold Beach, Yay! By: D. S. Brady ―smoke signal‖ and through Contributing Writer the early morning mist three lost, tired, cold, hungry boys I remember going to my first came running to us. It was Search and Rescue (SAR) a scene right out of a movie. Meeting ten plus years ago. If I had died and gone to Art Walk This is a great opportunity I was so nervous about heaven, I would have felt a April 8th - Second Saturday for a retired or semi-retired meeting folks whose mis- sense of completion. As a 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm person. If you or someone sion was to save lives, but I father of three sons, it was Around Brookings you know fits the bill, con- felt that I might bring some- one of the most rewarding tact Darlene Newman at thing to SAR with my love for experiences of my life. Every Second Saturday—Ten 541-469-3181 or e-mail at: the great outdoors and out- art galleries and art-related door experience. I was born SAR Survival Training Week- venues with new art, free firstname.lastname@example.org in Washington, and in my end gives new members, as hors d'oeuvres and live mu- teens I climbed to the peak well as seasoned personnel, sic. For program informa- Azalea Festival of Mt. a chance tion visit: 10K Fun Run Saint Hel- to expand ens before their com- www.wildriverscoastart.com Presented by the Brookings it blew it's fort zone Harbor Chamber of Com- top and I and culti- Visitor Center Volunteers merce: also hiked vate com- the com- passion for The Chamber is looking for Saturday, May 28, 2011 at plete trail a lost per- Visitor Center Volunteers to 7:30 AM around Mt. son. SAR work a four-hour shift each Ranier. members week. Cost: $25 (includes Azalea Today I'm are chal- Festival 10k run long sleeve trained lenged on Candidates should be shirt) through Survival knowledgeable about the SAR as a Night to Brookings-Harbor area and For more information about M a n spend the America‘s Wild Rivers Coast; the 10k run contact Brittany Tracker n i g h t enjoy interacting with visi- Jenkins at 541-813-1800 or and serve equipped tors from around the world; by e-mail at: as the pho- with only and be able to commit to a tographer. what they weekly four-hour shift. email@example.com carry in a There are day pack. many ways For over- one can nighters, serve Search and Rescue. there are no sleeping bags, My area of expertise lies in tents, or teddy bears. Those ground personnel and sur- who can build a fire have a vival techniques. Water big advantage on cold, wet rescue, rope rescue, naviga- winter nights. Whether a tion on our many rocks and SAR member completes an cliffs, as well as communi- overnight or comes back to cation and equipment main- camp before daylight, learn- (Brookings, OR) - C&K Mar- customers,‖ said Doug Nidif- tenance are some of the ing can't help but happen. ket, Inc., owners of Shop fer, President and CEO of valuable jobs search and SAR members in camp greet Smart and Ray‘s Food C&K Market. ―We are com- rescue members do to sup- each survival candidate with Place, today announced a mitted to offering high qual- port rescue missions. support from beginning to new relationship with ity products for reasonable end. SUPERVALU, INC., that will prices, and this relationship Several years ago, one call lower prices over time for helps us do just that.‖ out we responded to on July Veteran team members in- customers of C&K‘s grocery 3rd sent the team to a wil- spect each overnight sur- stores, and expand SUPER- SUPERVALU, whose West derness area near Agnes, vival members' site prepara- VALU‘s presence in the Coast distribution facilities Oregon. We arrived just tion, offering advice and a West and investment in its also include locations in before midnight and hit the personal understanding of Oregon operations. Southern California and Salt trail in search of three lost the challenge that a night Lake City, will invest in its boys. As a team leader, I alone in the wilderness can SUPERVALU®, which owns Oregon distribution center remember catching up with provide. and operates 2,400 grocery to provide service to the 62 other teams in the early stores nationwide and pro- C&K Market grocery stores morning. While some team I want to offer my deepest vides grocery supply ser- in Oregon and Northern Cali- members who had been respect and thanks to a vices to another 1,900 inde- fornia. walking a good long time great bunch of men and pendent grocers, will be the were spent, I was moved to women dedicated to the primary grocery supplier for ―SUPERVALU is pleased to go on and enlisted a new- mission of saving lives. C&K Market, Inc. beginning continue its Western expan- bie, Don Mazza, to press on April, 2011. sion efforts by becoming the with me for a bit longer. We If you are interested in primary supplier for C&K went deeper into the wilder- learning more about Search ―By leveraging the strength and its grocery stores in ness area to an old aban- and Rescue, contact is Lt. of SUPERVALU‘s buying Oregon and California,‖ said doned ranch where we built John Ward, Curry County power, we can access more Jim Gilliam, president of a smoky fire. As a result, Sheriff‘s Department at: competitive pricing on com- SUPERVALU‘s Northern and the lost boys saw our 541-247-3320. modities and ultimately Western region Supply pass on the savings to our Chain. Serving Southern Oregon—The Valley Times www.YourValleyTimes.com April 1, 2011 Page 7 (Cave Junction, OR) - A new there (see the announce- You can be a part of this effort has been undertaken ment on page four of this clean up effort by dedicating by Ann Padgett to clean up issue). a few hours of your time to the town in time for both Art help clean up Cave Junc- Walk and tourist season. Harmony Gardens Land- tion. scape will be donating ―Several people have talked gloves, trash bags, and the If you cannot attend in per- about the need to clean up truck to take the trash to son, a small donation of the town before tourist sea- the dump. Southern Oregon water and snacks would be son starts, so I decided to Sanitation is donating the greatly appreciated for just do it,‖ said Mrs. fee for four truckloads at those who will be picking up Padgett, co-owner of Har- the transfer station. the trash in your town. mony Gardens Landscape Design and Construction. This clean up effort is not a For further information or to part of any group or organi- join in on the fun, contact The event, scheduled for zation, but does involve peo- Ann at 541-592-4678, or April 30th, will begin at 9:00 ple who take pride in their just show up at the Jose- AM in the parking lot of the community and who want phine County Building at Josephine County Building the community to shine in 9:00 AM on Saturday, April and will spread out from its best light. 30th. See you there! (Kerby, OR) - The Kerby- The museum is located ville Museum will re- at 24195 Redwood open April 1st for the Highway in Kerby. 2011 season. Admis- Their telephone num- sion Prices will remain ber is 541-592-5252. the same. Historic buildings seen The museum‘s hours at the museum in- will be: clude: Mondays from 11:00 The ―William and AM to 3: PM. Nanie Naucke House‖ listed on the National Closed Tuesdays and Register of Historic Wednesdays. Places, a Blacksmith Shop, Grimmett Thursdays, Fridays and Schoolhouse (one Saturdays from 9:00 room school made of AM to 3:00 PM. logs), and the recently constructed replica of Sundays from 12:00 a Native American Pit Noon to 4:00 PM. House modeled after structures used by the local Takilma Tribe. (Cave Junction, OR) - Over Free train rides, and an op- 3,000 beautifully-decorated portunity to meet the Easter Easter eggs will be left this Bunny is also being pro- year by the Easter Bunny for vided once again by the Illi- the children of the Illinois nois Valley Lions Club. Valley to find. Don‘t miss out on this year‘s special event. The word from the Easter Bunny is that there will be Sunday, April 24, 2011 lots of free prizes out there Begins at 1:00 PM to be found as well. Jubilee Park—FREE Page 8 www.YourValleyTimes.com April 1, 2011 Serving Southern Oregon—The Valley Times By: Lorena Becker information across the OSU Josephine County state. Extension bulletins Extension were written on larger sub- Contributing Writer jects, while fact sheets dealt with single topics. Hun- (Grants Pass, OR) - Through- dreds of thousands of out the past 100 years the printed publications were Oregon State Extension Ser- distributed over the years vice has adapted its educa- through county Extension tional delivery methods to offices and the mail. These the needs of Oregonians. It publications are now avail- hasn‘t all been deft use of able on Extension web technology. Sometimes a pages. good understanding of hu- Master Volunteer programs man nature yields progress. were created to increase the reach and impact of Gaining credibility with the Extension‘s efforts. In these people being served was a programs, volunteers re- critical first step in Exten- ceive advanced training in a sion‘s early years. Many subject – such as gardening farmers wondered how a – in exchange for activities non-farmer from the Oregon in which the volunteers Agricultural College could share their knowledge and have information that would experience with others in be helpful to them. Farm the community. Volunteers women wondered how they are motivated not only by would benefit by listening to the opportunity to gain mas- a young unmarried woman, adoption of improved prac- Extension exists to get infor- tery of a subject, but also by a frequent situation for tices was dramatic. mation to people in their the opportunity to share most early home economics communities. One early their knowledge. These agents. Early home economics method was to outfit rail- programs now include Fam- agents organized County road cars for Extension‘s ily Food Educator, Master An answer to this dilemma Homemakers Clubs with use and then move the cars Gardener, Master Woodland already had been devised volunteer leaders. The lead- around the state. The rail Owner, Master Watershed by Dr. Seaman Knapp, who ers received training and cars would be positioned for Steward, and Master Natu- pioneered the Demonstra- then shared what they Extension workers to pro- ralist. tion Method a decade be- learned with others in the vide lectures and demon- fore the creation of Exten- clubs along with their testi- strations. Another early During the past three dec- sion at the national level. mony as to how the prac- method took advantage of a ades, Extension has taken Dr. Knapp observed that tices worked for them. The new technology - radio. Ore- advantage of the explosion people will question what Demonstration Method not gon Public Broadcasting in electronic technology to they read and they may only demonstrated im- began on the campus of the deliver its programs. What- question what they see, but proved practices, but also Oregon Agricultural College ever the local needs and they cannot question what highlighted the value that in 1922, and the Extension whatever new technologies they do. He persuaded Extension brought to people Service soon became re- come along, the Oregon farmers in the South to try in their communities. This sponsible for programming. State University Extension different practices on small informal learning became Service will continue to plots of their farm and then recognized as a partnership Publications became a ma- adapt to both as it enters its share the results with their between Extension and the jor method for organizing second 100 years of service neighbors. The resulting people it served. and distributing Extension to Oregonians. (Grants Pass, OR) - The Jo- In our community, the Mas- work in the greenhouses at Master Gardeners serve the sephine County Master Gar- ter Gardener Program plays their leisure, learning all the public in many ways. A dener Program, under the a major roll in educating aspects of plant growth. On plant clinic is maintained at guidance of Oregon State people on how to be better completion of the course, a the OSU Extension Office, University, was imple- conservators of the land, Spring Garden Fair is held at 215 Ringuette Street in mented here locally over 30 understanding soil, water, the Josephine County Fair- Grants Pass, where anyone years ago with well over fertilization, trees, shrubs, grounds where the plants may come with their plant 1,000 people going through plants, insects and good which have been grown are problems to receive help the program to become Cer- garden practices. sold (see page 11). Monies and advice. tified Master Gardeners. from the sales go back to Each year a new class be- replenish the supplies and You can also call the Master The Master Gardeners are a gins consisting of a one-day- seed for the next year‘s pro- Gardener Plant Clinic at: nonprofit organization lo- a-week school for a 12- gram. cated in Grants Pass. week course. Students 541-476-6613 Thanks to our commitment the planting of trees by civic (Grants Pass, OR) - As we year. It‘s when Amazing to urban forestry, Grants organizations, individuals enter Spring, things start to May is alive and thriving in Pass received national des- and business. He saw the begin humming around Grants Pass. The whole ignation as a Tree City USA long term benefit of trees to Grants Pass. At the Grants month of May is celebrated community from the non- a community to serve as Pass Visitors and Conven- with various events around profit Arbor Day Foundation windbreaks, fuel, building tion Bureau, we think about Grants Pass and Josephine for the twenty-third year. materials, to provide shade, the four seasons all year County, and is also our way The Parks Superintendent, suppress erosion, for beau- long. Of course, our busiest of kicking off summer in Jeff Nelson, responded to tification and enjoyment. months are in the summer, style. this recognition by encour- but Grants Pass does have aging the entire community Later, as Secretary of the many ―other‖ great events If you have an event that is to ―join us in celebrating our Nebraska Territory, Morton during the spring. For in- Tourism related and would trees. They enrich our lives proposed to the Board of stance: like to have it included in in numerable ways by pro- Agriculture that a holiday be either our event calendar or viding cooling shade, at- created to encourage the The Growers Market has our ―Amazing May‖ event tracting wildlife, purifying proper planting of trees. already began at the corner calendar, please visit our our air and water, prevent- of 4th and ―F: Streets. Call website‘s at: ing soil erosion and adding It was estimated that over Marti Fate at (541) 476- www.visitgrantspass.org splendor to our homes and one million trees were 5773 for more information community.‖ planted in Nebraska on the about the Growers‘ Market. or www.amazingmay.com or first Arbor Day held on April give us a call at 541-476- The 139 year tradition of 10, 1872. City Clean Up Day is sched- 5510. Arbor Day lives on in our uled for April 16, 2011. community thanks to the This year, Grants Pass will Contact Molly Prive at (541) While you are there, feel foresight of J. Sterling Mor- celebrate Arbor Day with the 471-6460 for more informa- free to check out our Photo ton, a settler of the Ne- planting of a Willow Oak at tion about Clean Up Day. Gallery and our ―fun facts‖ braska Territory in 1854. Fruitdale Elementary School page. You might learn Morton was an agricultural near the new playground on Spring in Grants Pass is one something new about the enthusiast and advocate for April 4th at 1:00 p.m. our favorite times of the great State we all call home. Serving Southern Oregon—The Valley Times www.YourValleyTimes.com April 1, 2011 Page 9 (Salem, OR) – The Oregon ―As someone who has House of Representatives fought for years to expand has passed House Bill religious freedoms, I believe 2721, eliminating the reli- we cannot allow children in ance on spiritual treatment our community to die or as a defense for crimes suffer needlessly because against children. HB 2721 their parents refuse to treat repeals the remaining reli- them when proper medical gious exemptions for par- treatment is just around the ents or guardians pertaining corner,‖ said Rep. Hunt to medical care of sick chil- (Clackamas). dren. ―This bill is about protecting State Representatives Caro- kids, not punishing parents. lyn Tomei and Dave Hunt, My hope is that this bill will both from Clackamas prevent a child from being County, are chief co- denied medical care by their sponsors of the bill, along parents week after week, with Representative Mitch despite the fact that the Greenlick. Other sponsors child is in dire need of medi- include Representatives Jeff cal attention,‖ said Rep. Barker, Margaret Doherty, Greenlick (Portland/ Lew Frederick, Sara Gelser, Washington County). Chris Harker and Tobias Read. The bill passed The last changes to our laws unanimously. came in 1999. Along with Clackamas County District ―Children are suffering and Attorney John Foote, Rep. dying from easily treatable Tomei and Rep. Hunt have illnesses,‖ said Rep. Tomei crafted this measure to hold (Milwaukie). ―When you visit all parents to the same the graveyard and see all standard of care for their those children‘s names, it‘s children. time to say enough is enough.‖ The bill is supported by the Oregon District Attorney In recent cases out of Association, the Oregon Clackamas County, two chil- Each of these children had not seek treatment, instead Medical Association and dren have died and another treatable medical condi- relying solely on spiritual many more. It now goes to was seriously disfigured. tions, but their parents did remedies. the Senate for approval. As can be plainly seen these clared. Some of the basic Moist towelettes, garbage waterproof, portable con- days, an emergency can recommended items to in- bags and plastic ties for tainer confront us at anytime. Are clude in your emergency personal sanitation. you prepared? supply kit include: Cash or traveler's checks Wrench or pliers to turn off and change According to FEMA, you may Water: One gallon of water utilities. need to survive on your own per person per day for at Important family documents after an emergency. This least three days, for drinking Can opener for food (if kit such as copies of insurance means having your own and sanitation. contains canned food). policies, identification and food, water, and other sup- bank account records in a plies in sufficient quantity to Food: At least a three-day Local maps waterproof, portable con- last for at least three days. supply of non-perishable tainer. You can use the With the arrival of Spring, being gold. Neon‘s of any food. Cell phone with chargers, Emergency Financial First there is a long-standing color are in, as long as they Local officials and relief inverter or solar charger Aid Kit (EFFAK) - PDF, American tradition that calls are trim on a solid neutral workers will be on the scene Battery-powered or hand 277Kb) developed by Op- people to stare in their clos- fabric. Other colors are after a disaster, but they crank radio and a NOAA Additional Items to Consider eration Hope, FEMA and ets and wonder what to do reds, and cobalt blue with cannot reach everyone im- Weather Radio with tone Adding to an Emergency Citizen Corps to help you for a style this year. Not greens. mediately. You could get alert and extra batteries for Supply Kit: organize your information. knowing what style is right help in hours, or it might both. for you can make the differ- Lace and romantic motifs take days. Prescription medications Emergency reference mate- ence between people saying are also in this Spring. The Flashlight and extra batter- and glasses rial such as a first aid book you have good taste or bad new lengths for this Spring In addition, basic services ies. or information from taste. What really matters are called Nouveau Hem- such as electricity, gas, wa- Infant formula and diapers www.ready.gov. is whether or not you ask line, which are a couple of ter, sewage treatment, and First aid kit. the question, ―What style inches above the ankle. telephones may be cut off Pet food and extra water for Sleeping bag or warm blan- suits me?‖ Also the mini dress, soft for days, or even a week or Whistle to signal for help. your pet ket for each person. Con- with sweet femininity, is longer. sider additional bedding if There are many options, back much to the delight of Dust mask, to help filter Important family documents you live in a cold-weather c o l o r s , men every- Everyone should have an contaminated air and plas- such as copies of insurance climate. styles, and where. emergency kit prepared tic sheeting and duct tape policies, identification and accessories before an emergency is de- to shelter-in-place. bank account records in a Be Prepared Beforehand coming out Shoes are al- this year. ways a part of There is any Spring something wardrobe, and for every probably the person to most important liven up accessory you their Spring can invest in. wardrobe Shoes can and no one change the should be look of your Truth is the bedrock of in- When somebody tells you able to say, outfit from cas- tegrity on which we build all something, first ask yourself ―I can‘t find ual to dress. of our other virtues. It is an whether or not what they anything to The best shoes ongoing commitment to live are saying makes sense. wear.‖ We with the Nou- by what is most real and Then, check it out through just have to veau Hemline authentic in our own nature, other sources to see if they spend some quality time to are always heels or ankle- and acting honesty in all of are indeed telling you the survey ourselves. strap versions. The style for our dealings. truth. sandals this year have a Write down a list of your block heel that hits right in People rely on you to tell the Let‘s face it, everybody needs and how you would the middle of your heel. It is truth. They base their own makes mistakes from time like to look. Maybe cut pic- very important to wear the actions, beliefs and under- to time. The question you tures out of the latest maga- right shoes with your outfit, standings on what you have must ask yourself is, do you Did you know that: Though it makes up only two zines for the look you are even the right color. Metal- told them. If you have told want to further complicate percent of our total body trying to achieve and take lic gold and silver can be them a lie, you have hurt that mistake by lying about The human brain cell can weight, the brain demands them shopping with you. It worn for day wear, but with them more than by just lying it? You might find that sim- hold five times as much 20 percent of the body‘s may just be as easy as an neutral tones. to them. ply telling the truth about information as the Encyclo- oxygen and calories. updated color of jewelry or your mistake can make you pedia Britannica. some new sandals to pull No matter if it is crisp, clean You can also lie by spread- feel good about yourself. Nerve impulses to and from your look together. lines or just fun and crazy ing rumors, or telling other The average number of the brain travel as fast as styles, fashion is an adven- people things that you don‘t And, your truthfulness will nerve cells (neurons) in the 170 miles per hour. There are a lot of down-to- ture. You have to stay true know for sure are true, but help others form more real brain is 100 billion. earth styles as well as clas- to yourself and enjoy the fun have not taken the time to and authentic beliefs and There are 9,000 taste buds sics this year. The favorite of fashion in many ways. find out whether they are understandings about the The brain is soft and gelati- on the tongue. We lose a lot colors by fashion designers After all, Spring is a new true or not. So, lying can be world in which they live. nous—its consistency is of these taste buds as we this Spring are black and beginning and a time to re- directly or indirectly done, Truthfulness is the bedrock something between jelly get older. Older people white, camel, and coffee discover yourself. Enjoy but they are still lies. of your virtuous life. and cooked pasta. taste less than when young. tones with accessories your Spring. Page 10 www.YourValleyTimes.com April 1, 2011 Serving Southern Oregon—The Valley Times Welcome back, partners, to to get hitched up before we somebody else‘s doin‘s. look on Captain Burke‘s this week‘s edition of The leave?‖ Jeb asked Vern Somewhere along the line, face. ―For the short time?‖ Untamed Wilderness. kinda quiet like. somebody decided it was he asked surprised. gonna be in a week. Art It‘s been a busy couple of ―Seems mighty quick, if you Gard said it was his idea— Jeb and Vern both realized weeks since we left the boys ask me,‖ Vern replied, ―But before the ladies had a that their plans to move on out with Shorty Gard, who‘d maybe things happen fast chance to change their further West hadn‘t been everybody thought was a out West here. And be- minds, but nobody was discussed with the girls‘ gonner. Shorty, Art, Jeb and sides,‖ Vern continued, quite sure who started it. father. After all, things were Vern went back out the next ―Hitchin‘ up with Billie is a happenin‘ mighty fast, and day to give Shorty‘s whole lot better than starin‘ Folks in Baker were a down- there was bound to be a few neighbors, the Bickfords, a at your ugly mug all the to-earth bunch, and didn‘t things got looked over. proper burial after that bear time.‖ Both of the boys got stand a whole lot on formali- had gotten them. a good chuckle out of this. ties. Wasn‘t gonna be a big, ―We‘ll talk about that shortly Brookings-Harbor Raliberto's Taco Shop Shorty and the rest of the 613 Chetco Avenue gang went out and found Grocery Outlet that bear, and made short 16261 S. Highway 101 Dr. D's Auto Care order of him. 614 Memory Lane U.S. Post Office Spring was in the bloom, as 711 Spruce Street Gold Beach they say around these parts, and the greenery wasn‘t the Chamber of Commerce Gold Beach Books only thing a blossomin‘. 16630 Lower River Rd. 29707 Ellensburg Ave. Vern had been fancy on the Harbor Shopping Center Porthole Café Captain‘s daughter, Billie Laundromat 29975 Harbor Way Burke ever since they met 97900 Shopping Center back at Fort Dodge. And Avenue GoldRush Center Jeb, although most folks 29692 Ellensburg Ave. might consider him a career Harbor Copy All bachelor, had been talkin‘ a 97900 Shopping Center Visitor‘s Center whole lot with Billie‘s sister, The whole town of Baker turned out for the double wedding. 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Public Library 29745 Ellensburg Avenue be hankerin‘ to hit the trail hurry to get married.‖ folk worked together to fig- 405 Alder Street soon. ure out where they‘d all be The towns local minister, ―Yeah, me neither,‖ Jeb re- livin‘ after all was said and Pastor Benjamin Dickerson, ―I don‘t know what we‘re plied. ―Must be this city done. picked up on this little slip gonna find once we get out life.‖ Truth was, neither one where most of the other further in the unexplored of them knew when they‘d ―How ‗bout usin‘ the men didn‘t pay it much country,‖ Vern said to Jeb see another girl again after Bickford‘s cabin?‖ Shorty mind. ―I‘ll need to meet one night as they tried to fall they left Baker which, ac- said matter of factly. ―It was with you gents, the girls, and asleep. ―And I got a real cording to local folks, is just the two of them, and it‘s Mrs. Burke in the next day hankerin‘ for that Billie about the last bastion of standin‘ empty now.‖ or two to work out some Burke. Not too sure I want civilization in Oregon. details. to leave, and leave her be- Vern was a little squeamish hind.‖ Now a wedding in these on the idea but Jeb spoke ―I need to get a picture of parts was a pretty big deal, up, ―Now that‘s a good idea. everybody in town, so you Jeb, layin‘ in bed with the let alone a double wedding. Me and Carol could move in folks got a keepsake,‖ said lamp blowed out, thought This was gonna be the first there for a spell.‖ William B. ―Bill‖ Pratter, the about this some. He‘d double wedding ever; that only person in town with a taken a hankerin‘ to Carol is, of course, if the girls said ―How about Billie and I keep camera and a way to de- Burke and had been thinkin‘ yes. And fortunately for our the room at the Sherman velop the pictures. ―I‘ll do about the same things. But, boys, they did. Hotel for the time bein‘,‖ that tomorrow.‖ leave it to Vern, he‘d be the Vern said. ―I mean, for the one to come right out and And just as soon as Captain short time we‘re gonna be in And with that, everybody set say it out loud. Burke announced the two of these parts, we don‘t need off in different directions— his daughters gettin‘ mar- much more.‖ everyone having somethin‘ ―Well partner, what ya ried, seems like all the plan- or other to do. And the boys thinkin‘? Maybe we ought nin‘ and such got to be This brought a surprised went to talk with ―dad.‖ Serving Southern Oregon—The Valley Times www.YourValleyTimes.com April 1, 2011 Page 11 With warmer weather pre- Don't rush the growing sea- Cut back the foliage of orna- dicted, gardeners are itch- son. Be prepared for late mental grasses to about ing to get into their gardens. spring frosts. Cover tender four to six inches. Not re- So grab your shovel, rake plants with row covers, card- moving the foliage will delay and hoe, and get ready for board, blankets, or hot the warming of the crown of spring with the following caps. Do not use metal or the plant and will slow new tips. plastic for protection; they growth. Ornamental can conduct cold to plants. grasses can be divided in Save the mesh bags that the spring, especially if the oranges come in and use In the spring, never work center of the plant has died them this summer to dry your soil when it is wet. out or if it has overgrown its herbs and gourds. Save Tilling or digging when the space. pantyhose to enclose indi- soil is wet will cause it to dry vidual veggies like melons, into concrete-like clods. Pick Divide perennials in the corn, cabbage, cucumbers up a handful of soil before spring. Divide plants when and small pumpkins to pro- digging and squeeze. If it flowers get smaller, when tect from birds and insects. crumbles easily, it is ready the center of the plant dies Tie the pantyhose off at to be tilled. If it doesn't out or when the plant out- both ends of the veggie to crumble, it is too wet. Allow grows its space. Dig around keep insects out. The panty- the soil to dry for a couple the plant and lift the clump hose will stretch with growth more days and test again out of the ground. Break and dry off quickly after before digging. the clump into sections. rain. Larger sections will re- Buy healthy vegetable trans- establish quicker than Save orange juice and tuna plants. Leaves and stems smaller sections. Keep the fish cans to use as barriers should be green and healthy clumps moist until ready to around newly transplanted without any signs of yellow- plant. plants to protect them from ing or browning. Yellowing Don't apply a nitrogen fertil- the worms. Worms will or browning leaves may indi- izer to your lawn too early in chew through the stems at cate an insect or disease the spring. Research has soil level. Cut both ends problem. shown that in the early from the cans and push spring grass roots thrive, cans about an inch into the Gently remove transplants forming a network of deep soil around the plants. After from their tray and check roots. Deep roots will help two to three weeks, the the root system. Roots your lawn survive hot, dry cans can be removed be- should be white with visible summer weather. Applying cause the stems will have soil. Transplants with brown fertilizer too early will pro- thickened enough to with- dead roots should not be mote grass shoot growth at stand any worm damage. purchased. Check for in- the expense of root develop- sects such as whiteflies or ment. If you usually apply a Try making homemade seed aphids. Be sure to gradually pre-emergent crabgrass tapes for small seeds like introduce your transplants killer combo with fertilizer in carrots, lettuce and beets by to the outdoor environment April, try to find a crabgrass following these directions: over a period of days, espe- killer without fertilizer to cially plants grown and pur- apply, and wait until mid- Cut plain paper or copy pa- chased in a greenhouse. May to put down a nitrogen per into long one-inch wide When you do plant, water fertilizer to the lawn. strips your transplants in with a starter fertilizer that is high Prepare lawn for the mow- Mix flour and water to the in phosphorus that helps to ing season. Rake away all consistency of gravy to promote root development. twigs and debris. Have the make glue. lawn mower blades sharp- Harden off cool-season ened, replace the spark Using a small watercolor vegetable transplants be- plugs and change the oil. paintbrush, pick up a small fore exposing them to cool Apply the first application of dot of glue, and then touch temperatures, wind and fertilizer in early May. Have the brush to a seed and sun. Gradually introduce your lawn core aerified. This place seed with glue on the them to the outdoor envi- process will pull up small paper. ronment over a seven- to cores of soil to the surface. ten-day period. Core aerification helps to Space the seeds on the pa- reduce thatch problems, soil per according to the direc- Use a water-soluble starter compaction and poor drain- tions on the seed packet. fertilizer to water in vegeta- age. Machines can be ble transplants. A starter rented. Make two trips Air dry the tapes, roll them fertilizer is high in phospho- across the lawn, the second up and store in a plastic rus, which helps to promote trip perpendicular to the sandwich bag. good root development, first. An average of 15 to 20 getting the plant off to a aeration holes per square Another handy tip is to avoid good start. The most com- foot is recommended. damping off disease when mon water-soluble starter starting seeds. This fungus fertilizers like 5-10-5, 10-52 Seed bare spots in the lawn. disease kills plants at the -17 or 8-32-16 should be Dig up the soil and add a soil line, causing them to used at the rate of one to starter fertilizer. Sprinkle on collapse. To head the dis- two tablespoons per gallon a good seed mix and rake ORGANIC FARM SUPPLY ease off, use a sterile soil of water. Use one to two lightly to mix seed with soil. medium. Sterilize pots and cups of the fertilizer to wa- Tamp to assure seed-soil containers in a 10 percent ter around the roots of the contact. Keep well watered bleach solution. Sink the plant. for two to three weeks until containers in the solution the seed has germinated. for a few minutes and rinse When your lettuce begins to with water. Keep the tem- bolt, consider leaving the Springtime in Southern Ore- perature around 65-70 de- plants in the garden. The gon is a great time of year. grees F for best germination bolted leaf lettuces with And, it sets the stage for and provide bottom heat if their flowering stalks make how your garden is going to possible. Most of all, avoid a striking display. Red-leaf look for the rest of the year. overwatering. Allow the soil lettuces are particularly With soaring food costs, you to dry before watering and spectacular. Pull the lettuce can‘t afford to let the gar- always drain saucers under in late summer for a second den go this year. Get on it containers after watering. planting for the fall. as soon as weather allows. www.VitalOrganix.com VitalOrganix@gmail.com Page 12 www.YourValleyTimes.com April 1, 2011 Serving Southern Oregon—The Valley Times (Waco, TX) - Baylor Univer- sion or soil movement when of different technologies sity geology researchers, For the last 100 years, ar- the site was formed that and there is no doubt that along with scientists from cheologists have believed could have significantly re- the tools and weapons were Texas A&M University and that the Clovis people were distributed the archaeologi- human-made, dating to around the country, have the first to enter the Ameri- cal materials," Driese said. about 15,500 years ago. found the oldest archaeo- cas about 13,000 years "This was really a critical Analysis of the Debra L. logical evidence of human ago. Artifacts found by this finding. There have been Friedkin archeological site is occupation in the Americas study now place that time several credible sites in ongoing and future studies at a Central Texas archaeo- back 2,500 years, or to North and South America will help explain where logical site located about 40 about 15,500 years ago. which date older than the these people came from, miles northwest of Austin. Clovis people, but the evi- how they adapted to the At the Debra L. Friedkin ar- dence is not real strong. new environments and un- "This find really rewrites cheological site, located This study proves people derstand the origins of later history, so to speak, and about 10 miles outside of inhabited the Americas ear- groups like the Clovis peo- changes our collective Salado in Central Texas, the lier than previously be- ple. thought on the early coloni- Baylor researchers, along lieved." zation of North, Central and with their colleagues, found South America," said Dr. Lee nearly 16,000 artifacts that The Baylor researchers also To watch a Nordt, professor of geology predated the Clovis people. said more than 60 "optically video about the at Baylor and dean of the Most the artifacts were chip- artifacts dating to the pre- researchers that the mixing -stimulated luminescence early settlement College of Arts and Sci- ping debris from the making Clovis time period. process from the dirt shift- dates" show that the early of the Americas and about ences, who is an author on and reshaping of tools, how- ing or cracking was not a people arrived at the site by the Clovis and Pre-Clovis the study. "What sets this ever, about 50 artifacts Nordt and Dr. Steve Driese, factor in the formation of about 15,500 years ago. peoples, go to our website: study apart is that we were were tools themselves such professor and chair of geol- the archaeological site. The luminescence dating able to show using geologi- as knives and projectile ogy at Baylor, College of Arts Their analysis proved that technique is a method used www.YourValleyTimes.com cal methods that the buried points. The dating process and Sciences, collected the site was undisturbed to date the sediment sur- artifacts dating to pre-Clovis placed these artifacts back samples from the site and and that the artifacts were rounding the artifacts by The video will be on the times were in their original to about 15,500 years ago. analyzed particle-size distri- in place since they were dating the last time the same page of our website state. This demonstrates This find is not only the ear- bution, organic carbon and discarded 15,500 years sediment was exposed to that contains this article. unequivocally that the peo- liest evidence of human calcium carbonate content. ago. sunlight. pling of the Americas oc- occupation in North, South The systematic depth func- And thank you for using our curred much earlier than and Central America, it also tions of these properties "There is absolutely no evi- The Baylor researchers said website, where everything is previously thought." has the largest number of demonstrated to the Baylor dence that there was ero- the artifacts show an array free! Psychological problems ex- "These findings demon- childhood physical health appear to be increasing over perienced during childhood strate that childhood psy- problems and only 3 per- time. can have a long-lasting im- chological problems can cent due to minor childhood pact on an individual's life have significant negative physical health problems. A Researchers found that the course, reducing people's impacts over the course of central reason for the larger negative economic impact earnings and decreasing the an individual's life, much impact of childhood mental of childhood psychological chances of establishing long more so than childhood health problems is their problems were apparent -lasting relationships, ac- physical health problems," effects take place much early in adulthood, with cording to a new study. said James P. Smith, a sen- earlier in childhood and per- household income 19 per- ior economist at the RAND sist, researchers say. cent lower among 23-year- Analyzing information about Corporation, a nonprofit olds who had psychological large group of British resi- research organization. "The The study is the latest in a problems as a child as com- dents followed for five dec- findings suggest that in- growing body of evidence pared to those who did not. ades from the week of their creasing efforts to address that shows psychological birth, researchers found these problems early in chil- troubles early in life can Some of the smaller family that family income was dren may have large eco- have a long-term negative income is caused by a lower about one-fourth lower on nomic payoffs later in life." impact on earnings and so- likelihood that those who average by age 50 among cial relationships. An earlier had childhood psychological those who experienced seri- Researchers found that the study co-authored by Smith problems will live with a ous psychological problems impacts of psychological showed that childhood psy- partner as an adult. By age during childhood than disorders during childhood chological problems had a 50, people who had child- among those who did not are far more important indi- major impact on adult socio- hood psychological prob- experience such problems. vidually and collectively over economic standing, costing lems had a 6 percent lower a lifetime than childhood $2.1 trillion over the life- probability of being married In addition, childhood psy- physical health problems. times of all affected Ameri- or cohabitating and an 11 chological problems were To illustrate, while family cans. The results found for percent lower chance of associated later in life with income at age 50 is re- the American sample closely working. being less conscientious, duced by 25 percent or parallel those found for the having a lower likelihood of more due to childhood men- British sample. Another Children with mental health being married and having tal problems, the reduction source of concern is that in issues showed reduced cog- less-stable personal rela- in family income on average both America and Britain nitive abilities to concen- tionships. is 9 percent due to major childhood mental problems trate and remember. Welcome To Our Spring Special In addition to its other ef- support the relief efforts, Accolades for The Valley Not only has the size of our fects, the magnitude 9.0 and this report, which pro- Times keep pouring in, and newspaper increased, but Tohoku earthquake that vides mineral supply and we like to share those with we have also added another struck northeast Japan on economic information, will you. If you have questions 500 issues to our distribu- March 11, 2011, will affect be very useful to decision- or comments about our tion. Japan‘s and the world‘s sup- makers‘ recovery planning newspaper, we would al- ply of some minerals, at efforts.‖ ways appreciate hearing This has been a particularly least temporarily. Up to one- from you. uplifting issue. Being spring quarter of the world‘s iodine Japan is the world‘s second -time, there is so much and one-third of Japan‘s leading iodine producer, In this edition we have sepa- more to present to you. This cement production may be after Chile, with roughly 33 rated our usual section, issue has brought you tips affected, according to a re- percent of the world‘s total. ―News From Around South- on spring gardening, some cently released U.S. Geologi- The eight affected refineries ern Oregon‖ into three sepa- spring fashion tips, as well cal Survey (USGS) report. alone have the capacity to rate sections: as updates on local, na- produce 25 percent of the tional and international The USGS report indicates world‘s iodine. News From Around The news that affects your life. that the area affected by the Southern Oregon Coast, earthquake is home to eight Iodine is used primarily in There are also articles pre- iodine plants and nine ce- liquid-crystal displays for News From Around The Illi- sented to give the reader ment plants, as well as 15 electronic devices and x-ray nois Valley, and object lessons in life, as other nonfuel mineral proc- contrast media. High doses learned through the trials essing facilities and four of nonradioactive iodine News From Around Grants and tribulations of others. limestone mines. (usually as potassium io- Pass dide) can protect people If you haven‘t done so al- ―This earthquake has been exposed to high levels of Many readers have com- ready, you must visit our devastating to the people of radiation from health prob- mented on how much they website. We offer you every- Japan, and its effects are lems later in life. appreciate that we catego- thing, and it is all FREE. only beginning to be under- rize our news, and that it stood,‖ said Dave Menzie, See a video on makes reading the newspa- www.YourValleyTimes.com the report‘s lead author. how Iodine is per much easier and organ- ―The USGS continues to made. ized. We have listened. Thanks for picking us up.