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Volume 22 Issue 11 Serving Auburn and Placer County since 1987 First Issue of June, 2011
Youth Enjoy “Pilot for a Day” Plead Guilty
flying, and explain the many careers
and educational opportunities avail-
able in aviation. In addition, pilots
were on hand to discuss and identify
the many different types of airplanes
that were on the ground and in the air.
Hidden treasures were displayed
all around the airport including col-
orful, unique, vintage, warbird, and
experimental aircraft and everyone
was welcome to explore. It was a day
of family fun with inspirational, educa-
tional displays, endless aviation stories,
with a BBQ rounding out the day. The
event was free, open to the public and
organized completely by volunteers.
“This was truly an amazing event
sponsored by the CCA and several Next of kin urged to contact the district attorney’s office regarding restitution.
dedicated community partners. The Placer County – Three young family and friends of the deceased.
pilots and coordinators for the event men accused of seriously vandal- The defendants are scheduled
were Airshow team managers, local izing the Manzanita Cemetery in to be sentenced on Thursday, June
flight instructors, Airshow performers, Lincoln have all pled no contest 30, 2011, at 1:30 pm at the Placer
and volunteers who offered their own to a felony charge of vandalism. County Superior Court House,
private planes to thrill the kids,” said In November of 2010, the defen- Department 13, located at 2775
It’s not just about aviation; it’s about the imagination, spark and the look on a child’s face. Photo from California Capital Air Show. Darcy Brewer, executive director of the dants– Cody Piland,19, Robert Richardson Drive in Auburn,
Placer County – The California generation to seek greatness. Statistics for a whole new view of the earth California Capital Airshow. “This was McCutcheon, 20 and Steven California. The defendants face a
Capital Airshow (CCA) and the Auburn show that exposure to thrilling experi- and sky — most even got a chance just a small, highly interactive glimpse Warn, 20 engaged in a “JUST maximum of 16 months in prison.
Municipal Airport community opened ences, such as this event, expands a to take the controls! The flight lasted of the big excitement to come, and FOR FUN” vandalism spree that Additionally, the District Attorney’s
its hearts, arms, and hangar doors on youth’s imagination and broadens their approximately 20 minutes and each the profound dedication of the people the cemetery estimates total dam- Office will seek a restitution order
Saturday, May 24th, in celebration of outlook on life, as well as their view of of the participants will remember this involved who organize the California ages to run close to $1.5 million. requiring the defendants to com-
International Learn to Fly Day. Inspired the world and its endless opportunities experience for the rest of their life. Capital Airshow each September at Approximately 60 grave stones pensate those families for the
by Experimental Aircraft Association’s and possibilities. As part of the program, each stu- Mather Airport. It was one of the most and markers, some 100 plus years damages caused. Any next of kin
highly successful Young Eagles pro- Dozens of experienced pilots dent pilot received a printed ‘Flight rewarding events that we’ve ever been old, were damaged or destroyed are urged to contact the District
gram, International Learn to Fly Day explained the basics of aerodynamics, Briefing Package’ and a ‘Certificate of involved in. It’s not just about avia- when they were knocked over and Attorney’s Office so that they may
is an annual event where aviators from preflight inspections of the aircraft, First Flight’ including the date, aircraft tion; it’s about the imagination, spark pulled from the ground. Several be awarded the appropriate amount.
all across the globe share their time and and identified the parts that control the flown, airport identifier, and pilot’s and look on each child’s face as they of the burial plots had decorations Please contact the Placer County
passions with as many young people airplane. Then over 200 young avia- signature. The pilots were happy to experienced something truly magi- or mementos that were thrown District Attorney’s Office at (916)
as possible in order to inspire the next tors buckled up and took to the skies answer questions, share more about cal and beyond their wildest dreams.” about or broken with no regard for 543-8000 for more information.
Auburn to Celebrate Party in the Park does GAT headline venues and festi-
vals across the country, in their spare
time they are also the backing band for
“folk-rock legend” Todd Snider. GAT
again combines & blends a variety
of sounds from Jamgrass pickin’ to
This is their first visit to Auburn and
a rare chance to catch them for FREE!
Again, Party in the Park is free to
attend! The natural amphetheatre at
ARD’s Regional Park provides the
perfect setting for a sunset concert
and while folks can bring their own
treats (no alcohol) we hope they will
leave the cooking and dinner to us. By
supporting Party in the Park vendors,
you are helping some great non-profit
causes & Service Organizations, as and individual tickets available, from ton of fun! Feel free to visit www.
well as keeping the party free. There a petting zoo to carnival rides, there PARTYINTHEPAK.NET or call
is something for everyone, from Tri- is a ton of fun for kids of all ages. the ARD at 530-885-8461 for more
Tip Sandwiches to veggie treats & I hope you all circle your calendar information. I hope to see you there,
home-made ice cream. Of course and come up to enjoy the heapin’ in the mean time and as always…….
Come and enjoy great music and a great time out with family and friends! to stay cool beverages of every sort helpin’ of hospitality’ the ARD and Keep Smilin’
will be on hand – from Margarita’s Co-Hosts have for you & get ready Scott Holbrook, ARD Board member,
Auburn - On Friday June 17th, (ARD) was on board immediately as one, returns as co-headliners of this
to Slurpee’s ! Supporting the Kid for an incredible night of great music, as well as Party in the Park Pied
Auburn’s Party in the Park will be they not only saw the benefits listed years show. If you somehow have not
Zone helps too, there are wristband great food, great company and a Piper & Purveyor of Fun
celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary in a above, it would also create an oppor- heard or enjoyed a Mumbo show, do
big way! With 2 headlining bands, the tunity for folks in the community who not miss this chance. Mumbo brings All Pics courtesy of Kurt Bertilson
grandest Kid Zone yet, the Foothills might not otherwise use our parks to together a combination of influences
biggest and best BBQ Pit, Beer Garden come out and enjoy some fun in a non- styles, incredible vocals & a ton of
& Food Court, and of course numer- traditional recreation way. Of course fun. From Zydeco to Reggae their
ous craft and demonstration booths. to keep it free, we needed to find some infectious sound makes it next to
Party in the Park started out as an sponsors, for which many have come impossible to not get on your feet and
idea for families to enjoy top notch forward and helped out. 10 years later, get loose! Joining in the fun and shar-
live music, but still have fun with the fun of Party in the Park is better than ing the main stage, is the Nationally
their children. With concert ticket ever, as it has become the premier con- touring & recording artists Great
prices skyrocketing, the cost & hassle cert and family event in the Foothills. American Taxi (GAT). While former
of babysitters, as well as other road- As always, music is the center- Leftover Salmon front man Vince
blocks, a night at a concert for most piece for the party, and this year could Herman leads the show, this is truly
of us were far and few between. The prove to be the best combination yet. a team effort of incredible musicians,
Auburn Recreation and Park District Mumbo Gumbo who was there on day vocalists and songwriters. Not only
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Come Enjoy the American River Women Gain Confidence
Confluence Festival! and Shooting Skills Club of Cool Swing-Jazz Band,
Loping Wolf Cedar Flute Ensemble,
Buddhist Taiko Thunder Drummers;
and the River Plump Fairies making
river magic. When: Sunday, June
12, 9am to 4pm at Overlook Park
For more information and a sched-
ule of events please visit PARC’s
org/, or contact Andrea @ 530-887-
9314, email firstname.lastname@example.org
PARC - Working to build com-
munity through education, conser-
vation, stewardship, and responsible
recreational use of our American
River resources. PARC - PO
Box 9312 - Auburn, CA 95604.
Auburn - The American River delicious food in a shaded river village
Benefit Silent Auction kicks off with atmosphere. The Confluence Festival
Wine & Beer Tasting featuring wines is an opportunity to learn more about
from Auburn area wineries and beers the recreational and educational
from Sierra Nevada Brewery. Enjoy opportunities the river and canyons
cabaret swing-jazz music provided have to offer and how we can respon-
by the Tepid Club of Cool and tasty sibly care for and protect the natural
finger foods for a $15 donation. resources of the American River. Placer County - The Coon NRA’s Women’s Programs, they trapshooting should call Patricia
This year we will be featuring The American River Stage features Creek Trap & Skeet Club in create more opportunities for at (530) 852-9719, or email her
recreational gear, fine art work and continuous music and entertainment Lincoln will host a National women to learn about firearms, at email@example.com. The
dozens of other items and services. including multi-instrumentalist Joe Rifle Association (NRA) and to gain confidence in newly- registration fee is $85.
PARC is fundraising through the Craven; fashions from recyclables Women On Target Instructional acquired shooting skills. Women Patricia is a Certified NRA
silent auction to promote permanent by Haute Trash http://www.hautet- Shooting Clinic on the Saturday learn to safely handle, store and Shotgun Instructor, American
river protection, to provide river rash.org/; Wild Things will bring of Father’s Day Weekend, June shoot firearms, and learn a sport Trapshooting Association (ATA)
education programs, sponsor river our favorite canyon animals http:// 18, 2011. This clinic for women- they will enjoy for a lifetime. Shotgun Coach, competitive
clean-ups and help build a new shade www.wildthingsinc.org/ ; The Tepid only participants, directed by Patricia McLelland-Merydith trap shooter and former firearms
structure for the Confluence Visitors Patricia McLelland-Merydith, began directing Women On Target saleswoman. In addition to
Area. The silent auction bidding will introduce the sport of Clinics in 2004. This clinic on directing Women On Target
concludes on Sunday afternoon. trapshooting using a 12 gauge June 18, 2011, will be Patricia’s Clinics, Patricia also provides
When: Saturday June 11th 7:00 pm shotgun. Patricia will be joined ninth clinic. Participants will private and group trapshooting
to 9:00 pm at the Overlook Park by a number of competitive trap enjoy the company of other lessons at Coon Creek Trap &
Join Protect American River shooters volunteering their time women, be provided loaner Skeet. Patricia credits her father,
Canyons, PARC, for the Twentieth to provide women participants shotguns, shotgun shells, targets, Bud McLelland of Auburn, for
Annual Free AMERICAN RIVER with one-on-one instruction. eye protection, earplugs, breakfast teaching her how to shoot and
CONFLUENCE FESTIVAL at the NRA Women On Target and a complimentary gift from the hunt.
Instructional Shooting Clinics are NRA. Women wanting to learn For more information on the
American River Overlook Park on
among many programs designed how to safely handle a 12 gauge NRA’s Women’s Programs, go to
Pacific Avenue in Auburn. PARC’s
for women included within the shotgun and learn the sport of http://www.nrahq.org/women/.
annual river festival features family-
Navy League of the United States Meeting
friendly nature, art, and canyon recre-
ational activities, a rock climbing wall
information booths and vendors, and
The Placer County Council of Aviator who will discuss his role in is open to all those who support
Grief Support for Widowed People the Navy League will hold monthly
meeting beginning at 6 PM, on
the sinking of the Imperial Japanese
Battleship Yamato in April 1945.
the sea services: Navy, Marine
Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant
will hold a meeting on June 10, This organization has trained area since 1986 and is funded by Monday, June 20th, at the Veterans Cost of the dinner is $12.00 payable Marine. No prior military service
1:00PM for anyone interested in volunteers who help widowed peo- local community organizations. Memorial Hall, 100 East Street, at the door. Advance reservations is required. Please contact Bonnie
helping other widowed people ple understand the trauma of losing For location of this meeting Auburn. This month’s speaker is are required. Potter at 530.823.2820 for further
work through the grief process and a spouse. or other information call Francis Ferry, World War II Naval The Navy League membership information.
find redirection in their lives. It has been in the South Placer 530-885-8298.
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Foster Care Around Town
with Loyce Smallwood
The need is great for loving,
safe homes for foster children ages good pal Barb Diemer donating time Further down the hall on the left
0-18 & pregnant/parenting teens. at the Cancer Discovery Shop in the you’ll be dazzled by Ragtime Silk,
Belair Center. where owner Roberta Lynn has
Congratulations to our fav letter amassed a trove of antique, Victorian
We offer free training, Auburn - More delights on the carrier/ ceramist/donor/Hawaiian silk lampshades and collectibles.
menu in the quest for zest in our own shirt enthusiast Kevin Mix who made And speaking of collectibles, our fav
Call Lenka 1st aid, 24 hr support,
Auburn backyard what with the deli-
cious new addition of shrimp tacos
the cut for his ceramic entry in the
Sacramento State Fair.
costume designer Joyce Silva invites
quality donations for the really big
(916) 338-7156 monthly reimb.
to the fare at The Burrito Shop at
the Raley’s Center. High marks here
And thanks to WILD INSIDE
author Brian Jones who launched the
1st Congregational Church of Auburn
rummage sale June 24/25.
along with the lip-smacking veg- first book signing in the six-event Questions/comments to loy@
etarian burrito at this popular tourist/ series held at A Book X Change foothill.net; www.connectionsloyce.
local stop. book store in the Fiddler Green wordpress.com
Grab a selection and amble over to Plaza. Hope to see Jones soon at our
our favorite used book store—Friends CONNECTIONS exchange meeting
of Placer County—and drop off your Mondays at 11am at LaBou in the
book donations and purchase some to BelAir Center, Auburn.
go. Here you’ll find hard-working Seeking some local visual delight?
volunteers giving their all for a great Take a stroll down the mall in OT
cause with proceeds going to home- Auburn where you’ll be stimulated by
less pets. Kudos to dedicated, vet- owner Michelle Sandoval’s Omiyage,
eran Friends volunteer Betty Dillman a colorful shop filled with Japanese
who can also be found along with teas, books, dishes and kimonos. Brian Jones, author
Air Force Airman Breanna Airmen who complete basic training
A. Aiderson graduated from basic earn four credits toward an associate
military training at Lackland Air Force in applied science degree through the
Base, San Antonio, Texas. Community College of the Air Force.
The airman completed an intensive, She is the daughter of Caroline
eight-week program that included Daniels and granddaughter of Clara
training in military discipline and stud- Daniels both of Magenta Drive,
ies, Air Force core values, physical Roseville, Calif.
fitness, and basic warfare principles Aiderson graduated in 2009 from
and skills. Wood Creek High School, Roseville.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Airmen who complete basic training
Class David M. Penman graduated earn four credits toward an associate
from basic military training at Lackland in applied science degree through the
Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Community College of the Air Force.
The airman completed an intensive, He is the son of Theresa Penman
eight-week program that included train- of Frontier Road, Auburn, Calif., and
ing in military discipline and studies, brother of Desiree Hill of 12th St., Knob
Air Force core values, physical fitness, Noster, Mo.
and basic warfare principles and skills.
Air Force Airman Lindsey A. basic warfare principles and skills.
tannehill graduated from basic military Airmen who complete basic training
training at Lackland Air Force Base, San earn four credits toward an associate
Antonio, Texas. in applied science degree through the
The airman completed an intensive, Community College of the Air Force.
eight-week program that included train- He is the grandson of Stan Jennings
ing in military discipline and studies, Air of Pacific Ave., Auburn, Calif.
Force core values, physical fitness, and
Air Force reserve Airman Cori L. earn four credits toward an associate
Plunkett graduated from basic military in applied science degree through the
training at Lackland Air Force Base, Community College of the Air Force.
San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Teressa
The airman completed an intensive, Plunkett of Langs Hill Road, Newcastle,
eight-week program that included train- Calif., and Dana Plunkett of Loomis,
ing in military discipline and studies, Calif.
Air Force core values, physical fitness, Plunkett graduated in 2009 from
and basic warfare principles and skills. Placer High School, Auburn, Calif.
Airmen who complete basic training
First Issue of June, 2011 Placer Sentinel Page 5
A Tribute to Seve Ballesteros
food. The lonely Charles adopts
her as the sibling he’s never had.
Moving forward to the Sixties,
Xavier (James McAvoy), the
future Professor X, is completing
his doctorate at Oxford and uses By Terry Fisher successes on the U.K. home course Golf’s Flawed Genius, exclaimed in
his brilliant academic observations The Belfrey in l985 and l989. He his book that Seve had an “extraordi-
THE FIRST CLASS The recent, sad passing of golf-
and telepathic powers to court the continued in the winning teams on nary imagination,” adding: “delicacy
ing icon Seve Ballesteros has been
PREQUEL OF “X-MEN” ladies. almost universally announced as the
U.S. soil in 1987 at Muirfield Village, of touch and range of shots around
SUPERBLY ENTERTAINS When not tweaking her Ohio and in l995 at Rochester, New the green that he possessed were
end of era – For this “Brit,” I see it as
brother Charles, Raven (Jennifer York. legendary, a consequence of learning
the beginning of an era.
For a comic book series that Lawrence), struggles to find her His brilliance provided so much the fundamentals of the game with
The beginning of a European
had become increasingly tedious, place in the world, as her shape- more that just the points he achieved. just one club, and that a three iron.”
dominance in golf has been brought
“X-Men: First Class” is a refreshing shifting tendency to turn into blue- He gave the Europeans that included I believe his inspirational quali-
to life by seeds sewn back in the late
boost of adrenaline, injecting skinned mutant Mystique is off- U.K.’s Nick Faldo, Scotland’s Sandy ties and never-say-die spirit live on
1970s, and 1980s. Currently six of the
much needed vitality into a bland putting to mankind. Lyle, Welshman Ian Woosnam and in the hearts of the Europeans. They
A Film Review by Tim Riley top 10 players in the official World
exercise of superpower heroics. Bent on revenge, the adult German Bernard Langer, total belief. are an amazingly close knit group of
Golf Rankings are Europeans: Lee
I only fear that the brilliance Erik (Michael Fassbender) hunts They were not only equal to the golfers, some of whom often travel
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Westwood (England), Luke Donald
of this newest “X-Men” may be down old Nazis in Argentina. An Americans they could actually beat together to ever-increasing exotic
(Rated PG-13) (Eng.), Martin Kaymer (Germany),
wasted on a younger generation explosive scene at a pub frequented them! courses on the European PGA Tour.
Graeme McDowell (Northern
That the original “Star Wars,” largely ignorant of Cold War history by ex-pat Germans demonstrates Yes, it was Seve who first travelled I can’t see the American top guns
Ireland), Rory McIlroy (NIR), and
released in 1977, was one of the and the frightening relevance of the extent of Erik’s pent-up rage, to the U.S. and won multiple tourna- taking a back seat for too long. There
Paul Casey (Eng.). Much of the
best action adventure movies of the Cuban Missile Crisis. whose power to bend metal puts ments on the PGA tour. He became are too many great and talented
credit for the emergence of Europe
all time is nearly indisputable. The It’s possible to imagine that him on track to become Magneto. the first European to break the USA young golfing stars waiting to have
as a force can be laid squarely at the
prequels that came later, well not some of the dolts walking among The former Nazi doctor turns dominance in the Open and became their day in the sun. When will this
feet of Seve, widely seen as the best
so much. us may come to think that nuclear up as villainous mogul Sebastian the first European to win the Masters happen? Perhaps, we should look in
European golfer of all time.
“The Phantom Menace” and Armageddon was averted solely Shaw, whose partner in crime is the at Augusta. the tea leaves!
At a time when the Great Britain
“Attack of the Clones” are, to due to the manipulations of the sexy Emma Frost (January Jones, Even before Tiger Woods Terry Fisher is the head golf
and Ireland Ryder Cup team were
be charitable, forgettable. Few mutants with superpowers. who looks really hot in white lace emerged as a great shot maker, he professional and Director of Golf
getting shellackings by the bellyful,
would even likely recall the name For those who know history, you underwear and garters). was predated by Seve who made at Black Oak Golf Course, Auburn;
Seve emerged with the newly con-
of the actor who played Anakin may have figured that the setting Like one of those larger-than- birdies from “impossible” locations former PGA, National Federation
stituted European team as leader of
Skywalker before he became Darth of “X-Men: First Class” is circa life James Bond villains in search where only bogeys seemed the only of High Schools certified coach;
Spain’s “golfing armada,” with part-
Vader. 1962, when tensions between the of world domination, Shaw’s evil outcome. First Tee of Sacramento assistant
ner Jose Maria Olazabal.
Why do I bring this up, you ask? United States and the Soviet Union scheme is to start World War III Robert Green, editor-in-chief of coach, and member of the Chartered
The heartbeat of the European
Simply to illustrate that prequels are at a fever pitch. as the result of a showdown in the Golf International and author of Seve: Institute of Journalists (est. 1884).
team, he shone with the team’s
are often inferior to the real thing. A brief prelude set during Caribbean seas.
Auburn Area Republican Women
Yet, “X-Men: First Class” stands, World War II introduces a young Plucky CIA agent Moira
on its merits, as a forceful argument Erik Lensherr as a concentration MacTaggert (Rose Byrne), after
to the contrary. camp internee subjected to brutal going undercover in her lingerie
Without any doubt, “X-Men:
Federated to Host Luncheon
treatment by the Nazi camp doctor at a Vegas strip club, argues with
First Class” is so far superior as a (Kevin Bacon). her oblivious superiors that it is
prequel to the “X-Men” franchise Meanwhile, a young Charles necessary to recruit Xavier and
that I would only consider viewing Xavier befriends a young Raven other mutants.
the sequels once again out of a when she breaks into his suburban Working with another offbeat Auburn – The Auburn Area guest speakers is Cheryl Bly-Chester, bills moving through the legislator.
vague sense of curiosity. New York mansion in search of CIA agent (Oliver Platt), Moira Republican Women Federated will discussing the environmental bill Lunch is $15 at the door. The pub-
brings Erik and Xavier together host their June luncheon on Friday AB32 and it’s negative impact on lic is invited. Check-in-time is 11:15
in a concerted effort to pursue the the 10th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 the California economy. AARWF a.m. For reservations call Paula at
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Enough is Enough When Trouble Comes A-knocking,
the most troubled soul, winning
$30 million would set things right.
We often think that getting what we
want will solve all our problems, but
For example, a person making
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Don't Answer the Door
By Rev. James L. Snyder After making my hospital visit, and said, "I sure am glad for you."
not so. Sometimes what we want happy – until about the second pay- I returned to my truck to leave. I I then handed her a dollar to pay for
For as long as I can remember,
only increases our troubles. No, this ment – then her happiness quotient knew I was in a tight spot but, after my soda. She opened the door to give
I have always looked forward to
“Keeping the Faith” isn’t true in every case, but it is true will decrease exponentially. A father Monday. Throughout the years there
all, I have been driving since Henry me a quarter change and as she did,
Ronnie McBrayer enough times to give us pause. who takes a high-paying job, but a Ford said, "Let's take this buggy she pulled the entire money drawer
have been very few Mondays that
Maybe we should view wealth, job that takes him from home 300 for a spin." With the care that years out of the register and everything
I have missed, although there are
I’ve got bad news and good news. not as something evil, but certainly days a year, may provide plenty of of experience have afforded me, I went all over the floor.
some Mondays I miss. After a long
The bad news is you probably won’t as something dangerous; because luxuries for his children, but may not backed out of my parking space and All I could say was "keep the
weekend of labor, I enjoy the slow
win the lottery. The good news is you wealth can fool us into thinking that have a very happy life. just as I did, I heard something crack. change." I could have waited around
pace that Monday brings with it.
may be better off if you don’t. Lottery it is the source of our happiness, that Buying a house at the beach might I pulled forward and much to my for her to collect the money and put
I can sleep in as long as I want, do
winners, according to some studies, it can give us satisfaction. Yes, hav- be the greatest financial investment chagrin, I had backed into the gate it all back into the register drawer
anything my little heart desires and
are no happier than when they were ing financial resources can make life a couple could make, and such a and broke it in half. but then, what more damage would
just simply enjoy the day.
broke. Some, in fact, are worse off in easier, but it is a poor substitute for venture might bring great happiness. I parked my truck and went into I cause in that store in the meantime?
It is the one day of the week
the end than in the beginning. personal peace. But it might also become a terrible the hospital to turn myself in to the The best part of valor at that point
when the Gracious Mistress of the
Consider the story of Lakeland, Like Abraham Shakespeare, if you albatross around the couple’s neck, hospital guards. They came out, was to vamoose.
Parsonage and Yours Truly can
Florida resident Abraham Shakes- have inner turmoil before holding the cursing them with debt, conflict, and looked at the damage and discovered And, vamoose I did, valiantly.
just take it easy and enjoy the day
peare. When Shakespeare was 13, giant cardboard check for the cam- unnecessary economic burden. I had broken the gait in two. After How well I remember the time
together. Sometimes we enjoyed
he was arrested for robbing a con- eras, you are sure to have that same No, I don’t know when enough is two hours of filling out paperwork, when I looked forward to those
the day together and sometimes we
venience store. For the next thirty turmoil afterwards, but with com- enough for each and every situation, taking photos and generally standing carefree Mondays. Now, I go to bed
enjoy the day going our separate
years he was in and out of trouble, in pounding interest. but I do know that when we lose the around admiring the damage, I was Sunday night with a certain level of
ways. Usually, my way goes by the
and out of jail, job-to-job, and living There is a Hebrew proverb that satisfaction that comes from simplic- free to go home. It was late Monday apprehension for what the next day
bakery to sample a freshly baked
hand-to-mouth. says, “A meal of bread and water ity, it is time to lose those other things. afternoon and I was ready to call it a will bring forth. My Mondays are
Apple Fritter. As an Apple Fritter
Poverty, assault charges, drug eaten in contentment is better than a When the stuff we once sought to day. Oh, what a day it was. not quite as carefree and peaceful as
connoisseur, I need to constantly
abuse, restraining orders, back child banquet spiced with quarrels.” The own begins to own us, it is time to let It took me almost a week to they used to be.
study and keep up-to-date on the
support; fresh out of jail in November point is clear: Greater satisfaction is these go. It is time to simplify. recover from that. On the following I remember what my father used to
world of Apple Fritters. Since this
2006, he was lucky to have an $8-an- found in simplicity, especially if the The great G. K. Chesterton said, Monday I got up as usual to enjoy tell me. "Son, when trouble comes a
is not on my wife's diet, I save her
hour job unloading boxes from a banquets and winning lottery tickets “There are two ways to get enough. the pleasantry of the day. It was late knocking, don't answer the door." At
the awkwardness and only go there
tractor-trailer. With two of the last bring nothing but trouble, ulcers, and One is to continue to accumulate in the afternoon and I was at a small the time, I had no idea what he was
when I am by myself. It is not that I
five bucks in his wallet he bought conflict. more and more. The other is to desire strip mall to do a little shopping. I talking about, but now, after several
am trying to hide it; I am just think-
two quick pick lottery tickets. Three So when is enough, enough? less.” Let us be careful, that in the went in to a West Indian store to buy Mondays of what some might call
ing of her.
days later he was a millionaire thirty Where is that line that marks simple effort to grab more, we do not lose an ice-cold soda. It was one of those misfortune, I am beginning to under-
Lately, something has been mess-
times over. contentment from complex material- our grip on the simple and contented hot days begging for a cool drink. stand what he meant.
ing with my Mondays. In fact, it is
Three years later, with most of his ism? I don’t know. There is no for- life we can have now. I got my soda out of the refrig- I have something new to look
becoming a little bit to the point that
money already gone – spent frivo- mula for such a calculation. We must erator and went to the counter to pay forward to, "Looking unto Jesus
Ronnie McBrayer is the author I am about to mark Mondays off my
lously and on all the some old habits listen to our lives and become aware for it. the author and finisher of our faith;
of “Leaving Religion, Following calendar. Then see what Monday
as before – his body was found buried that all we can acquire and all we can I greeted the young woman who for the joy that was set before
Jesus.” He writes and speaks about will think of that.
earn may be appreciated blessings, or behind the counter, we exchanged a him endured the cross, despising the
in a concrete slab, the alleged victim life, faith, and Christ-centered spiri- It began several weeks ago. It
few pleasantries and then I crossed shame, and is set down at the right
of an apparent con-artist. these things may rob us of the con- tuality. Visit his website at www.ron- was a Monday afternoon and I
the line. I do not often cross the line, hand of the throne of God" (Hebrews
You would think, that even for tentment of the simple life. niemcbrayer.net. needed to visit someone in the hos-
but for some reason I did. I asked her 12:2 KJV).
pital. Usually I do not do this sort of
how her day was going. I should note No apprehension here at all.
thing on a Monday, but sometimes
Are You Feeling
that this is an absolute no-no, espe- The Rev. James L. Snyder is pas-
you have to do what you do not
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Placer Sentinel Page 8 First Issue of June, 2011
Early Prisoner Release is Not a Solution for the Safety of Californians
Commentary by are 19,000 inmates that are in prison for years of their release. On average, their 60’s was killed in a home inva- release from prison, so agents had no $7.4 billion in lease revenue bonds for
Senator Doug LaMalfa kidnapping and/or sex-related crimes. fourteen percent of re-offenders will sion robbery in Fresno County by Jose authority to check his home. In 2009, construction to provide 50,000 new
Property and theft related offenses commit 13 felonies before being re- Alfredo Reyes and three others. The he was accused of rape and felonious jail and prison beds. Four years later,
“The formula for releasing prisoners
account for 30,000 inmates. For drug apprehended, and 20 percent of those 19-year-old man was in custody for assault. When officers went to his home it is reported that eleven jail projects
and cutting cops is not a smart one.”
related crimes, of the 23,000 serving felonies will be violent. vehicle theft and had been released from with an arrest warrant, they found the have been approved, but only two have
Attorney General Jerry Brown, Los
time, 15,000 have been convicted of Let’s take a closer look at just a hand- the Fresno County jail three days before bodies of six other women in various broken ground and none have been fin-
Angeles Times, August 9, 2009.
manufacturing or dealing drugs. Other ful of these “non-violent” offenders. the killing because of overcrowding. states of decomposition. ished. What are we waiting for?
I agree, and I trust that now-Gov-
offenses include arson, felons found in In 2003, Rogelio Carlos-Zaragoza Charlie Samuel was classified as a Sadly, there have been other similar Our previous Governor let all
ernor Brown will stand behinds those
possession of firearms and driving the and Leonel Carlos-Zaragoza were “non-violent” offender due to his most accounts in the news. I refuse to sup- Californians down when he and
words. For without a doubt, the prin-
under influence. arrested on charges of kidnapping, rape recent conviction for petty theft with a port efforts that promote early release his Department of Corrections and
ciple responsibility of government is
Almost 60 percent of all inmates and gang rape. In a plea bargain the prior. Having been given a pass to tem- of convicted felons or to weaken state Rehabilitation purposefully stalled
to protect its citizens from those who
were on parole or probation at the time charges were reduced to one misde- porarily leave a drug rehabilitation cen- laws regarding penalties for serious or construction of these projects. They had
would do us harm.
they committed their most recent felony. meanor count of soliciting a prostitute, ter, within hours he abducted, robbed violent crimes. ample financing and direct legislative
Yet, the U.S. Supreme Court has
Tens of thousands of inmates currently the other charges were dropped, and and brutally murdered 17-year-old Lily There is an obvious alternative to authority, yet failed to act.
ruled that California must somehow
serving time for other (perhaps non- they were sentenced to two years of Burk. releasing convicted felons: adding to Now is a time for action, not calls for
reduce its prison population by approx-
violent) offenses have violent criminal informal probation. In 2009, the men Anthony Sowell served 15 years our housing capacity. We have known more taxes or platitudes for more pro-
imately 33,000 inmates, and the first
histories. These numbers belie common were again arrested for kidnapping in prison for choking and raping a for years about overcrowding and grams. We have a new administration
question becomes: Which ones?
assumptions that our prisons are full of with intent to commit rape; however, 21-year-old woman, was a registered have pursued avenues to relieve over- and two years to demonstrate progress
Felons convicted of murder, man-
petty thieves and drug addicts. the prior case could not be used against sex offender who conscientiously crowding while keeping the public in meeting the high court’s directive.
slaughter, violent or serious crimes
More than 70 percent of felons will them as evidence. checked in with the sheriff’s office. He safe. In 2007, the Legislature approved Let’s not wait to find out what the alter-
against the person total 63,500. There
commit another crime within three In July, 2009, a Kerman couple in was not on parole or probation after his Assembly Bill 900, which provided natives might look like.
The High-Stakes Showdown Over Medicare Reform
wept in regret, the suave, smooth- bust that has caused the market value of Why are so many Americans opposed trusted them.) Early polls show stiff resistance to
Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson talking senior, Otter, put his arm around most Americans’ most valuable asset— to Congressman Paul Ryan’s attempt Part of it may be what economists call Congressman Paul Ryan’s proposed
Flounder’s shoulder and explained the their home—to decline, plunging mil- to put Medicare on sounder financial “short time horizons”—that is, focusing Medicare reforms. If the Republicans
The trustees of the Medicare system
facts of life to him: “You [goof]ed up; lions into negative equity. footing? on the short run instead of the long run. can sell the public on the need for
recently reported that the program will
you trusted us.” (“Goof” replaces the Chronic federal overspending has Part of the resistance to fixing Many seniors tend to do this. So do reform, then Medicare’s solvency may
go broke in the year 2024—five years
original R-rated verb.) impelled a weaker currency and higher Medicare may be simple partisan loy- many politicians with their fixation on be prolonged. If the public repudiates
sooner than was projected just last year.
“We the people” have goofed up big prices of daily necessities. alty—i.e., Republicans are the enemy; the next election. In economics, short- Ryan’s plan by returning a Democratic
The millions of Americans who
time, trusting a government bureaucracy The quackery of government stimu- oppose everything they propose. time horizons are highly correlated with majority to the House while re-electing
have been counting on Medicare to be
to oversee our healthcare. lus spending has produced anemic eco- Part of it may be fear of change. poverty; in other words, ignoring the Barack Obama to the White House, then
a reliable, stable guarantor of affordable
When will we learn that gigantic nomic growth; the usual result when the Part of it may be the seductive belief long term is why many people are poor. a government takeover of the healthcare
healthcare in their senior years should
bureaucracies—undisciplined by the government share of a country’s GDP of “the free lunch” and a corresponding Many of those on the extreme left industry is all but assured.
be asking themselves, “Who is respon-
profit-motive and insulated from the dramatically expands. belief that Congress simply has to raise oppose reforming Medicare for another The stakes in the next election are
sible for this predicament?” The short
normal competitive pressures of the mar- The government-run Social Security taxes on somebody else to obtain neces- reason entirely: they desire a state-run enormous. The Medicare reform contest
answer is “lots of people,” but let’s start
ketplace—are inherently inefficient? Administration will henceforth operate sary funds. monopoly of healthcare. They prefer a could be the one for all the marbles.
by looking in the mirror.
And when will a majority of in permanent deficit—a grotesque mal- Part of it may be that Americans socialized healthcare model. To attain Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson is an
The shameful status of Medicare
Americans take a sober look at Uncle feasance that would have resulted in the believe, “We paid for it, so it’s ours.” that goal, the left needs to merely block adjunct faculty member, economist, and
brings to mind a sequence in the movie
Sam’s track record and recognize his imprisonment of private executives who Well, yes, we’ve been paying for reforms to Medicare. Gridlock and fellow for economic and social policy
“Animal House.” A freshman pledge,
chronic incompetence? Consider: perpetrated such a swindle. Medicare via payroll deductions for stalemate will assure Medicare’s even- with The Center for Vision & Values at
Flounder, let some upperclassmen in the
Government meddling, abetted by With a record like this, how could decades, but no, our promised benefits tual bankruptcy and therefore its subse- Grove City College.
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First Issue of June, 2011 Placer Sentinel Page 9
Water Emergency Continues in Placer POPPOFF!
PCWA Customers Asked to Reduce Usage with Mary Jane Popp
by at least 25 Percent pressure, and facial hair are just a
few of the symptoms.
4) Environmental hormones and
chemicals mimic your hormones.
5) You have to heal your glands and
Auburn – The PCWA water shortage into the PG&E canal (downstream and said PCWA has done an “out- 2) Ovary Type: Weight gain in hips,
emergency in western Placer County from the break) for PCWA’s use. standing job” in communicating with thighs, and buttocks, with a lower hormones to KEEP the weight off.
stomach bulging. Ovarian cysts, 6) Fat-burning and fat-storing hor-
is expected to continue until mid-June, The company also has plans, his department and keeping water
cyclic fatigue, brain fog, pain in the mones have their own triggers.
it was reported at Thursday’s (May he said, for a second temporary available for fire protection purposes.
lower back or hips, pain in the knee, 7) Incorrect exercise prevents fat
19) meeting of the Placer County water supply that may be flow- PCWA General Manager David
lack of libido, acne, night sweats, burning.
Water Agency Board of Directors. ing by the first of June to PCWA. Breninger said, “With public under-
The water agency has been pro- In the meantime PG&E has also standing, a ‘patch quilt’ pattern of along with hot flashes and on and Finally, here are the Fat-Burning
actively managing the water short- been trucking water to PCWA’s many temporary water supplies tUrN BACK on. Hormones:
age emergency in wake of the Apr.
19 sudden failure of the Pacific
Lake Arthur and to other locations to
supplement agency supplies. (PG&E
that have been pieced together
like dominos and aggressive water
thAt FAt 3) Thyroid Type: Weakness, high 1) Growth Hormone (GH)
2) Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF)
cholesterol, sagging skin under arms,
Gas and Electric Company’s Bear has initiated a livestock watering conservation reduction actions by Summer is just around the corner. 3) Glucagon
chin, or midsection. Need for after-
River Canal. A landslide took out program coordinated with Placer our customers, I’m hopeful that Can’t hide those rolls anymore. 66% 4) Adrenaline
noon naps. Craving bread, pasta,
a section of the canal (which is County Resource Conservation adequate flows of water can be of American adults are overweight. 5) Thyroid Hormones (T3 and T4)
chocolate, and sweets. Loss of libido,
located above the Bear River can- District.) The trucks have deliv- sustained to serve our customers Can your unbalanced hormones be a 6) Testosterone
voice deeper, There’s more too.
culprit? You bet says Dr. eric Berg,
yon about a mile south of Rollins ered more than 3.1 million gal- throughout our vast distribution 4) The Liver Type: Potbelly, poor And now the Fat-Storing
We count calories to the micro-
Reservoir and a mile west of Colfax.) lons of water to date, Jensen said. system until this emergency ends.” joints, brown spots on backs of hands hormones:
ounce. We exercise til we drop. Yet,
When this occurred, water sup- The agency is also relying on many PCWA directors will continue and body, constipation, hemorrhoids, 1) Insulin
we still can’t shed those pounds. Dr.
plies ceased flowing to PCWA. other alternate sources of water from to review the status of the situa- cravings for fried and sour foods, 2) Estrogen
Berg has specialized in weight loss
The Agency and its customers are neighboring water entities. PCWA tion at each meeting. The board’s headaches, arthritis, high blood pres- 3) Cortisol
for some years, and published several
heavily dependent upon this sup- is also pumping water from the next regular meeting is scheduled sure, spider veins, and on and on. In “the 7 Principles of Burning
books including “the 7 Principles
ply as are approximately 150,000 American River to supplement sup- at 2 p.m. on June 2 at the PCWA Fat” Dr. Berg has the information
of Fat Burning” in which he states Dr. Berg also said we can be com-
people. PCWA had to immediately plies for the duration of the emergency. Business Center, 144 Ferguson we can activate our fat-burning hor- for you to find your own body-type or
bos of these types, and there are so
devise and implement numerous PCWA has instituted a wide range Road, in Auburn. Information about mones with a tailor-made eating and combo-type, and then deal with what
many more symptoms that I did not
alternatives for securing temporary of water shortage emergency man- PCWA board meetings is avail- exercise plan for our body type. has to be done. You can also check out
have the space to name them all, but
water supplies and enact bold water agement actions since April 19. Staff able from the Clerk to the Board at I guess we need to figure out what his website at www.bergdiets.com.
they are all in his book. But I did
conservation reduction actions. also enacted an aggressive customer (530) 823-4850 or (800) 464-0030. body type we look at in the mirror The good doctor also said that
want to get in the 7 Principles of Fat
PG&E spokesman Brian Jensen outreach program since the day of The PCWA website is updated each day: stress can cause the body to store fat,
said, at the board meeting, the the emergency. These include direct daily on the water emergency and so remember to kick back and relax
company is making very good mail to all customers, telephone and actions to be taken to reduce water 1) Adrenal Type: Pendulous abdo- 1) There are the four types of once in awhile. Gotta’ smell the roses
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Meanwhile, he said, the com- tal, civic and community meetings. reached by e-mail at customerser- for POPOFF 10 PM–Midnight.
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Sharks Hockey, and Oakland
4–7pm: The KAHI Afternoon News with Dave Rosenthal and
the KAHI News Team
7–10pm: Into the Night with Tony Bruno Most of our locally produced
programs are available for
10pm – 12am: Poppoff with Mary Jane Popp
replay or podcast download
Thursdays 7pm – 9pm: Thursdays With Bassil at the ‘Audio On Demand’ page
6 – 7am: A Time for Seniors
7 – 8am: The Swap Shop
8 – 9am: The KAHI Corral
9 – 10am: The Garden Guru all season,
10 – 11am: Take Charge! live on KAHI.
11 – 11:30am: The Auburn Honda Gold Country Golf Show
12 – 12:30pm: Study-Grow-Know
12:30 – 7pm: Big Cletus Country Music
7 – 8pm: A Way With Words TAKE
8 – 9pm: Rewind with Jimmy Jay CHARGE
7:30 – 9am: Cruisin’ Garage & Swap Meet
With Dr. Kathryn Reeves Weston
9am –4pm: KAHI’s Jammin’ Juke box
4 –5pm: A Way With Words Saturdays from 10 to 11am. Take
Charge! is a guide for coping with life.
5 – 8pm: The Insana Quotient
Dr Kathryn helps you find your purpose
8 – 9pm: Hearts of Space and passion and access the power of the
universe to help you live your best life!
Laura Ingraham Dave Ramsey Mary Jane Popp
Placer Sentinel Page 10 First Issue of June, 2011
Arts, Entertainment and
Other Fun Things to do!
Auburn Family Night Out 2011 "African
Save This Date...June 18th
Auburn – A safe and sober eve-
Queen" dancing and demonstrations at the The Pioneer Methodist Church
ning is planned for the 12th Annual Clock Tower; a historical display of will provide a variety of walk-around Auburn - The Auburn
Auburn Family Night Out. The wagons at the Courthouse, the “Safety food, an ice cream social and non- Placer Performing Arts Center
event this year is underwritten by the Zone” behind City Hall has many alcoholic beverages again this year. announces its Third Thursday
Auburn Recreation District with all activities planned. A children’s area Visitors will use a “passport” to help Film Series selection for June
net proceeds to benefit their youth including rock climbing, pony rides, them work their way through the mile 16th and 19th, 2011 at the State
programs. and the S.P.C.A. Pet Mobile, a petting long event along Lincoln Way and Theater - the 1951 film African
Between the hours of 5 and zoo, face painting, “Never Cry Wolf” High Street, which will also qualify Queen.
9 p.m., on June 18th, the longest Rescue, a carnival provided by ARD, our visitors for grand prizes donated Starring Humphrey Bogart
Saturday night of the year, this mile vendors, and, by popular demand, our by the community. “Passports” can and Katharine Hepburn, and
long event promises to have some- annual “Chalk-A-Lot! Art contest for be picked up at the Clock Tower or directed by John Huston, the
thing for everyone. More than 15 ages 3 to 15. Chalk Art contestants any numbered location. film won an academy award for
locations will follow a path between meet at the Union Bank lot on High The event is free. For informa- Bogart (Best Actor) and nomina-
Old Town and Downtown, bringing Street at 5:15pm. In addition to the tion or a vendor application contact: tions for Hepburn (Best Actress)
these historic districts together again. “Chalk-A-Lot! Art, we are introduc- Linda Robinson 530/888-1585 or and Huston (Best Director; also
Entertainment abounds with the ing a new “Street Chalk Art” contest email@example.com . For a down- nominated for an Oscar for Best
PUHSD Summer Theatre Academy’s this year. For an application, go to loadable application go to: www. Writer and Best Screenplay.
production of their current musical, www.auburnrec.com auburnrec.com The film takes place in Africa
Is Your Life In Balance, Yet?
in WWI where Bogart plays a
gin-swilling riverboat captain
who is persuaded by a strait-laced
missionary (Hepburn) to use his
boat to attack an enemy warship.
Introductory Presentation on Meditation and This is a must-see for any fan of
classic movies, and so timeless
Positive Living that you can also enjoy watching online at: www.LiveFromAuburn. the Third Thursday Film Series
it numerous times. com. will be Marybelle’s in Old Town
Showtimes for the film are as Come early and enjoy a spe- Auburn. Meal cost is $8; bever-
Auburn – Introductory Presen- to stay connected to the positive follows: Thursday June 16 – 7PM; cially prepared dinner in the ages may be purchased separately
tation on Meditation and Positive energy. Sunday June 19 – 2PM matinee. Marquee Room off the State at the State Theater beverage bar.
Living. Introductory talk (given by an Box office opens one hour before Theater lobby beginning at For a full schedule of upcom-
People just like you have been authorized speaker), Sunday, June showtime. Admission is $8 and 5:30PM on Thursday. Starting this ing films at the State, go to: www.
practicing this form of self-align- 26th, 3 – 4 p.m., at the Auburn tickets can also be purchased month, our featured restaurant for LiveFromAuburn.com.
ment with the positive energies of Public Library (Community Rm.),
the universe for thousands of years. 350 Nevada St., Auburn. For infor-
Simple changes in the way you live mation call 530-823-3886 or visit
now will make all the difference www.santmat.net. Always Free,
in the world. You will be happier never a charge.
Auburn – After a long cold win- workshops and an inner tube water a class on Winter Gardening this
and healthier when you learn how
ter, in the words of the Beatles, polo league with family as well as August. Learn what grows best in
“here comes the sun”. The pools adult divisions. As always, public the foothills, how to prepare your
are open and a plethora of programs swim is available every day during soil and selection of vegetables.
are available. Make sure the chil- the summer months. ARD has a variety of classes for
dren are sign up for swimming les- We are pleased to announce our children of all ages and with a vari-
sons; morning and evening classes partnership with our local nursery ety of interests from art to computer
are available at both the Sierra and Eisley’s. Earlene Eisley-Freeman animation and sports. These pro-
Placer Hills Pools. Water aero- is teaching a Houseplants for Health grams and many more are available
bics, the low impact exercise class class in June and July. This is a spe- on line at www.auburnrec.com ; or
for men and women starts June cial treat because a tour of the indoor call 530-885-8461 and ask for sum-
13 in our 80 degree pools. New plant greenhouse accompanies the mer activity guide. Come spend the
this year are inner tube water polo class. Earl Eisley will be teaching summer with us.
Be “In the Know” on July 9
What are the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease? Is Alzheimer’s fatal?
How likely am I to inherit this disease?
On July 9, 2011, an Alzheimer’s the “Wall,” which has the inscription, duties is welcome and necessary to
Awareness event will be held at “Never Alone, Never Forgotten.” The “recharge the batteries,” but caregiv-
East Lawn Memorial Park (43rd Wall will feature a grandmother hold- ers often do not have the necessary
Street & Folsom Blvd.), in East ing the hand of a grandson. support or financial resources to take
Sacramento. Titled the “Un-Run for Why the name, “Un-Run for a break.
Understanding,” it will be a day of Understanding?” Glad you asked! Please take a moment to visit our
information, guest speakers, updates This event will serve as a springboard web site, Fab40s5k.org, for more
on the latest research, resources for for next year’s inaugural Fab 40’s 5K details. On July 9, bring your entire
caregivers needing respite care, and Run/Walk, which will benefit local family…and your neighbors, friends
the unveiling of the “Wall of Honor.” Alzheimer’s agencies. It’s important and, more importantly, anyone who
The “Wall of Honor” will be a per- to note that the proceeds from this can benefit from the information
manent memorial for those who have Run/Walk will not only help those we’ll have available. A free barbeque
lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s dis- afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, will be provided.
ease or who want to honor someone but will also go to fund respite care Please put this “Un-Run for
who is suffering from it. Family and for the caregiver. As many fami- Understanding” on your calendar—
friends can have a name inscribed on lies know, time off from caregiving you’ll be glad you did.
Fab 40’s “Un-Run for Understanding”
An Alzheimer’s Awareness Day
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Location: East Lawn Memorial Park,
43rd St. and Folsom Boulevard
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Calendar of Events: 10:30 AM – Unveiling of the “Wall of Honor.”
A place where people can create an inscription
9 AM – Welcome, and a light breakfast.
in honor of or in memory of a family member who
9:30 AM – Panel discussion featuring Hospice has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
Care, a Neurologist, family members who have
cared for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and 10:45 AM - Untimed one-mile walk within
family members who are dealing currently with East Lawn.
Alzheimer’s disease, and an Elder Law Attorney. 11:30 AM – Free luncheon.
There will be a variety of children’s activities and a photo booth for your family’s memories.
We will be having a kid’s race as well!
There will be many vendors at the event to answer any questions you may have.
w w w. P l a c e r S e n t i n e l . c o m Visit our website at: www.fab40s5k.org for details
First Issue of June, 2011 Placer Sentinel Page 11
Groups hope for “Booming” Sales
By David Dickstein The school’s booths, both Phantom, come December. Funds raised at the
will be in the school’s parking lot next club’s TNT stand in the Trader Joe’s
Christmas, Halloween and the to the football field and at Zebra Town parking lot, 1117 Roseville Square,
Fourth of July share a commonal- Liquor, 102 G St. will help fill about 325 holiday food
ity unique to California in that each A block away, Lincoln Lions Club baskets and give Santa some relief.
holiday is represented by a symbol will be carrying the torch – check that, John Huwe of Antelope is optimistic
enjoyed aglow by people patronizing a California candle – for its parent about the fundraiser he’s chairing, say-
a parking lot. organization, Lions Club International, ing, logically, “I’m upbeat because any
Since it’s too early in the year by selling TNT fireworks for vision- income is better than none.”
for Christmas tree lots and pump- related causes in the parking lot of Sgt. Karl Dyer, director of the
kin patches, ‘tis must be the season Rainbow Market, 255 G St. Roseville Police Activities League,
for fireworks stands. And for cash- “We provide eyeglasses to any- said money from selling Phantom
strapped churches, athletic groups, one in need,” said club president and fireworks will help officers build
youth organizations and service clubs, Lincoln resident Kris Knutson, prin- stronger relationships with local youth
it couldn’t come too soon. Unlike cipal of Sheridan Elementary School. by engaging in a variety of year-round
buying pumpkins that often become “On average we spend about $3,500 recreational, athletic, social and cul-
illuminated jack-o-lanterns and ever- to $5,000 a year on eyewear, and we tural activities and programs.
greens destined to be strewn with fes- make sure the children of Western “We do white-water kayaking,
tive lights in certain homes, fireworks Placer [Unified School District] are mountain biking, hiking, paintball, box-
in the Golden State can only be sold taken care of first.” ing, martial arts – we’re in the process
by non-profit organizations. It’s an Harvest Time Church will split pro- of starting a cross-training program for
ordinance extending statewide and one ceeds made from its TNT stand with youth and officers can engage in more
that adds an industry-estimated $40 the child and youth ministries. About non-competitive activities, and so
million to the treasuries of more than 35 kids in all will be able to go to sum- parent volunteer who will run the non- uniforms and equipment. A portion of school youth programs. Proceeds also much more,” said Dyer, RPAL direc-
3,000 501(c)s in California. mer camp thanks to fireworks sales, profit’s Phantom fireworks stand in the last year’s profits helped send an all- are earmarked for the South Placer tor and the group’s fireworks chairman
Locally, the opportunity to make according to five-time fireworks chair- Gladding, McBean parking lot at 601 star team to a tournament in Southern Teen Center it runs so that local youth for a third straight year. “The fireworks
green out of red, white and blue is man Darren Scott, with surplus going 7th St. California. Cris Barnette, in her 11th can, as 7-year fundraiser chairman sale is our biggest fundraising event
being seized by groups hopeful for toward such causes as the church’s fall year chairing the league’s fireworks Mark Crowe puts it, “enjoy friendship, of the year and we appreciate all the
bang-up business from patriotic and/ harvest festival. Harvest Time Church rocklin fundraiser, said the kids rely on the mentoring, tutoring and various elec- strong support of the community,” he
or pyro-loving customers who snap, will hold its 20th anniversary fireworks Monies raised by the Rocklin community stepping up to the plate. tive classes with our main emphasis on added, noting that Sonic and Taco Bell
crackle and pop in honor of America’s fundraiser on its own property at 671 Girls Fastpitch Softball League at “With the economy the way it is leadership.” have donated the space for its stand at
235th birthday. They can do so because East St. its Phantom fireworks stand will go right now, the league has had less Crowe said he’s got a good feeling 913 Pleasant Grove.
Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Also getting in on the patriotic toward lighting a diamond at Lone sponsors and less ways to raise money about this year’s fundraiser. Over at the Bel Air Supermarket at
Gold River, Lincoln, Orangevale, action is Lincoln Girls Softball, which Tree Park, scholarships, buying balls for the things that are needed to run the “I believe the sale of fireworks will 1039 Sunrise Ave., Friends of Roseville
Rocklin and Roseville are communi- relies heavily on folks keeping with a and sending players to nationals league properly,” said Barnette, who increase over last year,” he said. “With will sell Phantom fireworks to subsi-
ties where state-approved fireworks tradition credited to John Adams who should they qualify, according to Keith will run a TNT stand in the Save Mart recent military victories … Americans dize the 29,000 hard-copy newsletters
are permissible from June 28 through urged Americans to celebrate indepen- Irby, president of the 550-girl league. shopping center, 3021 Stanford Ranch have great reason to celebrate this that are distributed quarterly to nearly
July 4. dence from England with “bonfires The Rocklin resident is hoping a new Road. “The fireworks sales are a big year.” every household in town, accord-
and illuminations.” location and an improving economy fundraiser that supports the activities ing to group Chairman Phil Ozenick.
Lincoln “Without fireworks we couldn’t lead to more of the community coming of the league.” roseville Proceeds also enable FORE to award
“We all know that budget cuts get provide as many girls with the oppor- to bat for the local recreational softball A couple of miles south, at 2600 Volunteers of Knights of Columbus, two $1,000 scholarships to students
tougher and tougher every year, which tunity to play softball,” said Heather league. Sunset Blvd., Crossroads Community Council 4540 will be sweating in July who are pursuing college degrees in
means community support of ours and Mitchell, first vice president of the “Last year we didn’t do great,” Irby Church will be running a TNT stand so that needy families won’t be sweat- journalism, governmental studies or
anyone’s fundraisers is more and more league that draws about 250 girls each said. “We were at the Lutheran church to benefit its high school and middle ing it out for food and Christmas toys political science.
critical,” said Barbara Green of Lincoln season. “They money we get provides next to Lone Tree Park and the combi-
High Boosters. “Our fireworks fund- scholarships for girls who can’t afford
Foresthill Road Bridge Construction Update
nation of not a lot of traffic and sales
raiser helps pay for uniforms, trophies, the league fees to participate.” being generally down for everyone.
equipment – it would be a hardship Mitchell, a first-time fireworks Now we’re at the Blue Moose Cafe
without it.” chairwoman, will run the league’s (5895 Pacific St.), and not only are
Green, the school’s secretary, said TNT stand in the Safeway parking lot they not charging us for rent, the loca-
the boosters will run two booths at 405 South Highway 65. tion is on a major thoroughfare. Traffic Placer County - As part of the
with proceeds allocated based on the Snakes, spinners and smoke balls will easily double or triple.” Foresthill Bridge Seismic Retrofit
number of hours worked by parents sold last year helped get a new shed and Hoping to hit a home run with and Paint Project, construction crews
representing a club or sport. Students playground equipment for Lincoln’s fireworks sales is Rocklin Little will begin evening work in addition
are handling marketing, including Heritage Community Christian League, which will use the money
to current daytime activities. Traffic
advertising, signage and selling scrip. School, reported Scarlette Osman, a for such costs as field maintenance,
controls will be in place.
Beginning Sunday, June 5th
STATEPOINT CROSSWORD • THEME: FATHER'S DAY through Friday, September 30th,
motorists can expect one-way traffic
control each evening Sunday through
Thursday, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
During the night shift, construction
crews will be erecting steel stringer
beams and demolishing the existing
concrete barrier for the purposes of
widening the center deck.
The current day time lane closure
hours will remain in effect from 8:00
am to 4:00 pm (Monday through
Thursdays) and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
on Fridays through the Labor Day
We apologize for any inconve-
nience this may cause and appreci-
ate your cooperation and patience
as Placer County continues work on
the new Foresthill Bridge Renewal
For updates, questions or concerns,
please contact the project hotline at
(530) 889-5873 or visit the project
website at www.foresthillbridgere-
newal.comand sign up to receive traf-
fic alerts and progress updates.
Photo: Michael Kahn. Visit www.foresthillbridgere-
newal.comfor more information.
Woman Arrested for Willful Poisoning
From the Office of Medical Center at 8:30 Monday
Sheriff Edward N. Bonner night at the request of South Placer
Fire officials. Firefighters had
Placer County – A Loomis
responded to Bettencourt’s Tudsbury
woman was arrested Monday night
Road home and found the situation
on charges that she poisoned her
The male victim, who remains
Rachel Melody Bettencourt, 53,
hospitalized, told rescue personnel
CLUES was booked at the Placer County
that he became ill after consuming
Jail on charges of willful poison-
ACROSS 43. What Arnold used to do DOWN 34. *This President made a beverage. Evidence collected at the
1. Pivotal for a living? 1. "King Kong" (1933) actress Father's Day a national ing and of inflicting corporal injury
home will be analyzed. The inves-
6. Cul de ___ 44. Shorthand 2. S-shaped molding holiday to a spouse. She is being held on
9. Kitty ____, famous for 46. Mosaic piece 3. Sweet-talk into something 36. The feminine of raja tigation is ongoing and there is no
38. Position of leadership $100,000 bail.
flight 47. Food for later 4. Cupid's ammo further information available.
13. Ancient Greeks' assem- consumption 5. *He played Laura Ingalls' 42. End of the road? Placer County Sheriff’s depu-
bly spot 48. Tea tax, e.g. Pa 45. Counterbalance Rachel Melody Bettencourt, 53
14. ___ Wednesday 50. Christmas abbreviation 6. Mouth off 49. ___ Rida, rapper
ties were called to Sutter Roseville
15. Home of Darfur 52. Form of Anna 7. "___ not what your country 51. Dirty or sleazy
16. Pine or long 53. Apartment can do for you...." 54. Author Chekhov
Roseville Man Arrested
17. Snowmobile runner 55. Clothe 8. This shop is not a place 56. Red-skinned cheese
18. Cast _____ 57. *Founding Father for a bull 57. Speed of an object
19. Departure from Egypt, 61. Crowd 9. Corn cob cover divided by speed of sound
e.g. 64. In front of 10. Miners' passage 58. '70s hairdo
for Multiple Murders
21. *Popular dad gift 65. "___ Te Ching," book 11. Dry riverbed 59. Point of entry
23. *Malia and Sasha's dad 67. Deadly contest, pl. 12. On one of these when 60. Iraq neighbor
did it in 2008 election 69. One from Croatia popping big question? 61. *Popular DIY dad gift
24. Party 70. Lennon's wife 15. Chief Massasoit, aka 62. Pauper's permanent state
25. *Father/child divide 71. Perfect Great ______ 63. Feeling happy
28. *George W.'s famous 72. Noisemaker, especially 20. To take away, as in gun 66. Tropical American cuckoo From the Office of and discovered the three victims.
dad had the same first one in the city 22. Sixth sense 68. Stallone Sheriff Edward N. Bonner Two victims died at the scene
30. *Dad, e.g. 73. Nada or nothing 24. In the interval
35. Showing age, especially 74. *Maggie Simpson's first 25. *Hamlet's father and one victim died at the hospital.
Placer County – Placer County
having gray hair word 26. Kind of artery All three victims died from gunshot
37. "Portnoy's Complaint" 27. Indianapolis ball player Sheriff Detectives arrested Jeremy
wounds. Suspect Jeremy Baker knew
author 29. Debatable point Ray Baker (DOB 06-12-79) of
39. Dolphin home 31. Falling out the victims but any motive for the kill-
Roseville for the murders of
40. Aquarium show star 32. Beauty parlor ings is not being released at this time.
41. *What dad did to the 33. Last letter of Greek Nanette Florance, John Camara
lawn alphabet Jeremy Baker is being held without
and Lawrence Fay. Deputies
bail at the Placer County Jail inAuburn.
Jeremy Ray Baker of Roseville responded to a residence on Rachel
For Solution See Page 5 The investigation is on-going.
Lane in Loomis Saturday morning
Placer Sentinel Page 12 First Issue of June, 2011
Get the Most Bang for Your Buck:
2011 Fireworks Buyers Guide
By David Dickstein Lil red Devil (TNT), $8.99 for two
(buy-one-get-one) – Packs plenty of
Sacramento Region – The diversity heat for the size and price. Titanium
of consumer fireworks sold in honor of crackling sparks spread out an impres-
America’s Independence Day is wide, sive 9 feet. 30 seconds.
not unlike the Melting Pot whose electrical Shock (Phantom), $7.99
birthday they symbolize. What’s new? for two (buy-one-get-one) – Red and
What’s loud? What’s colorful? Is that green showers give way to a raucous
$30 fountain really worth the money whistling and crackling finale. 40
and how long is it? seconds.
As sure as Betsy Ross could sew, a Pink Diamonds (TNT), $6.99 –
trip to a fireworks stand can be a puz- Not much pink in the fireworks mar-
zling pyrotechnic experience. ketplace, so props to this unique, mod-
To help you get the most bang for estly priced item. 61 seconds.
your buck this Fourth of July, we pres- Phantom Mystical Magic
ent our 2011 fireworks buyers guide. (Phantom), $8.99 (buy-one-get-one) –
Every new state-approved fountain Fleeting duration, but love those multi-
was put to the test along with selected colored, marble-sized blooping globs.
returning items. TNT and Phantom, 24 seconds.
which enjoy a duopoly in Northern Phantom Dragon Slayer
California, have more than a dozen (Phantom), $5.99 – Got some white,
new items between the two. blue and lemon chrysanthemums,
Fireworks were rated on a 5-star rowdy crackles and red stars going on.
scale for performance, duration, dis- 66 seconds.
tinctiveness and overall comparative Moondance Fountain (Phantom),
value. Judges included firefighters of $3.99 for two (buy-one-get-one)
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, -- 4-inch dynamo spews loud crack-
Station 65, who graciously provided Phantom Crown Jewel (Phantom), (Phantom), $24.99 – Unique spinning free spectrum of fast-changing colors. les, purple pearls and glittering gold
the test site. Products are listed in order $29.99 – Dazzling 500-gram display hands are hard to see at night, but this 125 seconds. and white sparks. [Note: Identical to
of price, high to low. of white flowers, colored pearls and clock-designed novelty-fountain is a Funky Monkey (Phantom), $15.99
A tip: Shop early or risk having to crackles, gold chrysanthemums and stunner with a powerful fan-like spray. – This pyrotechnic primate features red
choose from items not good enough silver crackle. Packs a wallop, but that 84 seconds. pearls and a solid overall performance.
to make this list, meaning, except with also reduces burn time. 84 seconds. 4 tNt Fountain (TNT), $23.99 80 seconds.
the new stuff, they didn’t score at least 1/2 Stars -- Long-burning, powder keg-shaped Mad Dog (TNT), $14.99 for two
3 1/2 stars. Bonsai Pipeline/Magma Glow fountain has a colorful, crackling per- (buy-one-get-one) – Amazing crack-
Let the sparks fly! Fountain (Phantom), $29.99 – Terrific formance. 154 seconds. les, whistles and multi-color sparks are
burn time and the tallest of the fresh- American Spirit (TNT), $19.99 improved by TNT again making this a
New for 2011 man class, if size matters to you, but plus bonus – Offers up a patriotic blend two-for-one item. 80 seconds.
Festival of Lights (Phantom), a far better pick from Phantom at this of red, white and bluish stars, gold Firecracker Fountain (Phantom),
$49.99 – A synonym for “festival” is price is Brew Haha. The cylindrical showers and super-loud whistles and $14.99 for two (buy-one-get-one) – TNT’s Purple Rain, $5.99 for two.] 45
newbie goes by both names and differ- crackles. Comes with the boisterous, Lives up to its name with a remarkable seconds.
ent labeling. 119 seconds. 3 Stars multi-colored Sizzler Fountain (90 honorable Mentions (3 1/2 Stars)
Jumbo Purple rain (TNT), $24.99 seconds). Super deal. 125 seconds. Komodo 3000 (Phantom), $49.99,
– TNT’s best-selling Purple Rain gets Molten Pot (TNT), $19.99 – 240 seconds; Delirium (TNT),
super-sized, offering up juiced-up Entertaining combo of colorful globs, $45.99, 94 seconds; Blooming Flower
gold, purple and crackles. 89 seconds. titanium crackles, fish, glitter and chry- (Phantom), $29.99, 70 seconds;
3 1/2 Stars santhemums. 73 seconds. hexagon Magic (Phantom), $19.99,
Pyropalooza (TNT), $19.99 – Alpha Wolf (Phantom), $19.99 104 seconds; Jade & Butterfly Duo
Excellent height, crackle and vivid – Green and purple droplets, gold (Phantom), $4.99, 28 seconds each; en
shower and crackling stars finale are Fuego (TNT), $4, 31 seconds; Black
awesome. No whistles, doesn’t need Widow (TNT), $3, 42 seconds.
them. 83 seconds.
“fair,” and a homonym of that is an class of 2011, this low-priced beauty triple Gemini (TNT), $17.99 – For more information, visit: TNT
adequate assessment of this so-so 500- pushes the legal limit for spreading Impressive pink and gold fish, and crackling barrage among multi-colored Fireworks (www.tntfireworks.com)
gram newcomer. Has all the standard sparks. One of the few fountains living crackles that sound like a string of tita- pearls. 106 seconds. and Phantom Fireworks (www.fire-
effects except whistle, but when you up to its name. 82 seconds. 5 Stars nium-laced firecrackers. 85 seconds. Flying Stars Fountain (Phantom), works.com).
can buy six Apache Firedances of home run (TNT), $9.99 – Apache Firedance (Phantom), $12.99 – Fantastic fish-featuring
similar performance for just a few dol- Middling crackle finish, low altitude, $17.99 for two (buy-one-get-one) – fountain that, because it’s noiseless, is
lars more, well, you do the math. 148 OK burn time for the price. Despite Low altitude is more than compensated also friendly to pets and fuddy-duddy
seconds. 2 1/2 Stars its name, score this one a double. 105 by a super-long burn time and marvel- neighbors. 97 seconds.
Star Voyager (TNT), $29.99 – seconds. 2 1/2 Stars ous sequence of crackles, whistles, L.o.L. (TNT), $12.99 – The happy
Earns “best new finale” honors with Snakes in the Grass (Phantom), white flashes and multi-colored sprays. 3-D face on the package features a red
a long-lasting, 500-gram performance $5.99 six-pack – Clever name and Up $2 from last season, but still a solid mouth and blue eyes that glow from
of bright and crackling titanium bursts having those black pellets in a canister combo deal. 210 seconds. within, making for loads of fun. 80
that reach the 10-foot-high legal limit keeps fingers clean, but these snakes hasta La Vista Baby (Phantom), seconds.
(maybe even surpassing…shhh!). 146 that grow while aglow are better when $16.99 – Like color and hate whistles? King of Bling (Phantom), $10.99
seconds. 4 1/2 Stars free range. 2 Stars Then this is a solid pick with a screech- – The crackles heard during the final
Viva el Futbol (TNT), $4 – Terrific third sound just like popping popcorn.
altitude and crackle for the price. 43 Majestic chrysanthemums and whistle.
seconds. 3 1/2 Stars 90 seconds.
Aquarium (TNT), $3 – So-so stars Night treasure (TNT), $12.99 –
and red globs. Nothing memorable. 24 Looks like a fan fountain, and it is,
hues – a vivacious visual. 115 seconds. seconds. 2 Stars albeit only for the final half-minute.
4 1/2 Stars orchid (TNT), $2 – Don’t blink Still, a reliable, fair-priced item. 113
Main Squeeze (TNT), $19.99 for or you’ll miss an impressive burst of seconds.
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