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Volume 20, Number 4 April 2008 24 Pages Lubbock, Texas 79401 30th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival Set for April 17-20 ART Texas’ ‘Deep in the ART of Texas’ to Celebrate Pioneering Spirit The 30th Annual Lub- Thursday, April 17 Exhibit Hall School Day from 9 a.m. to 3 tational gallery; and local bock Arts Festival will be • Premiere Night from 6 to • 6:30 p.m. Opening re- p.m. demonstrating artists. held April 17-20, at the 9 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall will marks & Cutting of ribbon to Special performance by Performing Arts on Mul- Lubbock Memorial Civic feature Spotlight Artist Exhibit Hall “Blue Shoes Group” in Lub- tiple Stages, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Center. Duward Campbell; more than • 6:35 to 9 p.m. Exhibit bock Memorial Civic Center Children’s Arts, 3 p.m. to 8 The three-day event is 100 visual artists from across Hall open for Premiere Night Theater, 9:30 a.m. p.m. chaired by Susan Boling and the nation in booths; juried Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Exhibit Hall opens 10 a.m. Admission: $1 for adults, Mike Cunningham. Don gallery; invitational gallery; • Tickets: $30 (including to 8 p.m., Featuring spotlight children ages 12 and under Graf will serve as honorary and local demonstrating art- service charge) from Select- artist, Duward Campbell; accompanied by an adult chairperson. ists. A-Seat, 770-2000. more than 100 visual artists (See ‘Deep in the ART of Texas’ Daily events are listed be- • 6 p.m. Gathering in Pe- Friday, April 18 from across the nation in to Celebrate Pioneering Spirtit, low. destrian Walkway outside of Lubbock Independent booths; juried gallery; invi- Page 2) A panel showing graphically the contribution of Wisconsin’s lumber industry to the construction of gliders in World War II will remain on display until April 13 at Silent Wings Museum. (See “Wisconsin’s Flying Trees” Page 22) Page 2 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette ART Texas’ ‘Deep in the ART of Texas’ to Celebrate Pioneering Spirit (Continued from Page 1) of Lubbock Memorial Civic to 8 p.m. Featuring spotlight Civic Center Theatre. Tick- Culinary Competition FREE. Center on Mac Davis Lane, artist, Duward Campbell; ets: Reserved Seating $25 / “The Golden Fork” Culi- Saturday, April 19 $15 entry fee. For more in- more than 100 visual artists $20 / $15 (including service nary Competition. Enjoy Run for the Arts at 8 a.m. formation contact Tom from across the nation in charge) from Select-A-Seat, food from various Lubbock 15 K & 2 Mile Fun Run W e i s a t 7 9 1 - 0 2 2 0 or booths; juried gallery; invi- 770-2000. restaurants and vote for your sponsored by the West email@example.com. tational gallery; and local Sunday, April 20 favorite. Banquet Room, 11 Texas Running Club. North Exhibit Hall opens 10 a.m. demonstrating artists. Ice Carving Demonstra- a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets: Performing Arts on Mul- tion at 10 a.m. outside front $14.75 for adult / $10.75 for Lubbockview Christian Church tiple Stages, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. doors of Lubbock Memorial Civic Center children (including service fee), available at Select-A- A Church Where Seniors Matter Children’s Arts, 10 a.m. to Exhibit Hall opens — Seat, 770-2000 8 p.m. noon to 5 p.m., Featuring The Lubbock Arts Alli- 3301 34th St. ° Lubbock, TX 79410 Admission: $1 for adults, spotlight artist, Duward ance is a non-profit organi- 799-3612 children ages 12 and under Campbell; more than 100 vi- zation that fosters the cre- Bill Hendricks, Minister accompanied by an adult sual artists from across the ation, understanding, and en- free. nation in booths; juried gal- joyment of the arts. Funds Sunday School 9:45 am ° Church 10:45 am Art & Antique Appraisal lery; invitational gallery; and from the Lubbock Arts Fes- www.lubbockview.org Fair local demonstrating artists. tival are used to provide ser- KTXT-TV “Art & An- Performing Arts on Mul- vices to artists and arts or- tique Appraisal Fair” 10 a.m. tiple Stages, noon to 5 p.m. ganizations such as grants, to 3 p.m. Banquet Room of Children’s Arts, noon – 5 workshops, educational and the Lubbock Memorial Civic p.m. performance opportunities. Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Center. The general public is Admission: $1 for adults, For more information con- 5301 University • Lubbock, TX 79413 invited to bring two items for children ages 12 and under tact the Lubbock Arts Alli- evaluation by appraisers at a accompanied by an adult ance, 744-ARTS (2787) or at Heritage Oaks Rehabilitation Department’s goal is to cost of $15 for both items. FREE. firstname.lastname@example.org maximize the independence of each patient. Tickets available at the door or in advance from Select- Rehab & Return Home A-Seat: 770-2000. For more Other things to look for at the Our Express Recovery unit is designed to provide information: email@example.com or 742-2209. Lubbock Arts Festival: short term inpatient care and treatment for those who have an acute illness, injury, Painting Classes ❏ Performances by State of Texas Musician, Shelley or exacerbation of a disease process. Painting classes from King “One Stroke Painting with ❏ Performances by State of Texas Poet Laureate, Donna Dewberry,” 10 a.m. Larry Thomas and 2 p.m., Meeting rooms ❏ Special exhibit of quilts, windmills, and a Sioux in the Lubbock Memorial teepee Civic Center, Limited to 50 ❏ A 15’ x 15’ chalk mural painted on the floor of people per class. Art sup- the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center by International plies furnished. Tickets Street Painting Champion, Craig Thomas available from Select-A- ❏ Demonstrations in painting watercolor by the West Seat: 770-2000. For more in- Texas Watercolor Society formation: firstname.lastname@example.org or ❏ Demonstrations in creating pottery by the Llano 742-2209. Estacado Clay Guild Grammy Award Winning ❏ Lubbock Art Association Scholarship Gallery pre- Singer to Perform sented by the Lubbock Area Foundation Spotlight entertainer ❏ Young Artist & Young Writer’s Competition evening performance, featur- ❏ Airbrush face painting for children ing Delbert McClinton, ❏ Make & Take art opportunities for children – Grammy Award Winning FREE of charge R&B Singer. ❏ Model Railroad Association Display in Children’s Opening Performance: Area For more information or a personal tour, call: 108 East Broadway at 8 p.m. ❏ Special exhibit by Miniaturists of Lubbock Main Performance at 8:45 ❏ Pictorial history of Lubbock 806.795.8792 p.m., Lubbock Memorial Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 3 Mayoral Race 2008: 5117 S. Loop 289 Miller, Martin, Settler, Montes Lubbock, Texas Phone: 798-8424 The race for mayor of the in funding to build 54 new on the City Council, 2002 to City of Lubbock will be a soccer fields at the Youth 2006, Lubbock Power and Senior Early Bird Special partial repeat of the one two Sports Complex. Light was brought from vir- Mon. through Fri. years ago as far as three con- testants are concerned. David Miller, the incumbent and City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld urged Council members to add an additional tual bankruptcy, property taxes were lowered, and both fire and police department 2 to 4 p.m. $ 5 99 Includes Drink Tom Martin, former Mayor $90 million in street and $3 personnel increased. pro tem will again lock million in parks projects to Martin’s career has been horns. the proposed bond election. in municipal public service Buy Two other candidates en- The request included $45 for 34 years, having served One Meal tered the contest near the end million to re-build 34th as Lubbock’s Information Get One FREE of filing, Roger Settler and Street from Interstate 27 to Officer during the aftermath Gilbert Montes, who ran in Slide Road, a length of ap- of the 1970 tornado. In 1974 the last mayoral race. proximately 4-1/2 miles – the he joined the Lubbock Po- Phone: 806.687.3432 Equal or Lesser Value Only 2,000 votes sepa- only project that garnered lice Department, rising to Cell: 806.283.6521 rated Miller and Martin in public support. The bond is- Captain and serving until 1901 W. Loop 289 Lubbock, Tx 79407 Expires 4/30/08 2004. sue has been pushed back to 1990, when he was ap- Miller kicked off his bid the November 2008 election. pointed Chief of Police in for reelection on March 6, a Three on the City Council San Marcos. He became Po- snowy winter day, at have regularly supported lice Chief in Grapevine in $100 Shearer’s Foods, the former Miller. Two were up for re- 1992 where he served until Frito Lay plant. Martin formally an- election in contested races, Phyllis Jones in District 4, his retirement. Returning to Lubbock, he OFF per dozen nounced his candidacy Nov. who is not seeking re-elec- was elected to the Lubbock 1, 2007 at a spot he was tion and Floyd Price in Dis- City Council from District 5 $100 OFF Per Dozen largely responsible for creat- trict 2. Linda DeLeon’s Dis- in May 2002, serving until 8207 Tahoka Hwy 2309 N. Frankford 6023 82nd St. Suite 1 ing – the huge, still-under- trict One term runs to 2010. May 2006, the last two years 745-9531 747-7587 771-8484 Expires 12/31/09 • Coupon from Golden Gazette construction Canyon West Miller received his as Mayor pro tem. He has www.tamale.com shopping center. bachelor’s degree from taught criminal justice He also put together a coa- Texas Tech University in courses at Wayland Baptist lition of property owners 1971. He previously served University’s Lubbock cam- Bryan’s Open 7 Days along Milwaukee Avenue as Chairman of the Board, pus. A Week who funded without tax President, and CEO of The Election for all city offices money the paving of the MED Group, a service pro- will be held May 10. The seven-lane thoroughfare from vider in the medical equip- Lubbock City Charter states STEAKHOUSE LONE STAR 34th to 96th Streets before de- velopment. ment industry. He also serves as a director of Lubbock Na- that within five days the newly elected mayor and city LUNCHEON $ 7.99 includes drink Miller, a political novice tional Bank. council persons shall take the ALL-U-CAN-EAT SALAD & FOOD BAR 11am-3:30pm two years ago, went up During Martin’s four years oath of office. against Martin, who had four Chisom years on the City Council. His term has included an in- 8 oz. Sirloin Include Cheese roll, choice of potato and green salad bar $ 7.85 crease in property taxes, “Chippendale-gate,” and the Ask about our installation of the controver- sial red light cameras. Most animals walk and run on their toes Senior Special (60+) $ 5.75 In December City Coun- but a bear puts its whole foot firmly on the Drop In For Our Nitely Specials cil members began discuss- 141st & Slide Road ground with each step. That may be why it Call 698-8997 for group reservations ing a controversial May bond seems to be dragging its feet. election to seek $11 million Page 4 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette ‘In Tribute’ Ballet Lubbock Set for April 4-5 Ballet Lubbock will dance world — who all got Bashaun Williams, and versary with Yvonne Racz, Suites. present “In Tribute” at the their start with Ballet Lub- Levelland native Annelise artistic director. “In Tribute” is supported Underwood Center’s bock. Guest artists and cho- Hill. Guest choreographers Tickets are available by The CH Foundation, City Firehouse Theatre, 511 Av- reographers will come home include Lubbockites Eliza- through Select-A-Seat by Bank Texas, Benchmark enue K. Performances are to showcase their nationally beth Gillaspy, Whitney Rob- calling 770-2000, toll-free Business Solutions, Lubbock scheduled for Friday, April celebrated talents. ins Holley and Andrea 800-735-1288 or online at Avalanche-Journal, Texas 4, at 8 p.m., Saturday, April Guest artists include Lub- Houser. www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Commission on the Arts and 5, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. bock natives NaTalia They will be joined by the Ticket price is $25 for all a grant from the City of Lub- See the rising stars of the Johnson, Stephen Anaya and Ballet Lubbock Company seats/all shows, and includes bock as recommended by and students from the Ballet Select-A-Seat’s service fee. Civic Lubbock, Inc. Lubbock School. Discounted hotel rates are For more information, In addition, “In Tribute” available at the Ashmore Inn contact Ballet Lubbock by is an onstage celebration of and Suites, Holiday Inn and calling 785-3090 or visit Ballet Lubbock’s 10th anni- Towers, and Staybridge www.balletlubbock.org. Garage Sale for Meals on Just a Few Questions and Answers Wheels Set for April 25-26 Q: Where can men over the age of 60 find younger, sexy menopause is mentioned in the Bible. Is that true? Q: Seriously! What can I do for these crow’s feet and all Delta Theta Chi is preparing to hold its annual ga- women who are interested in Where can it be found? those wrinkles on my face? rage sale April 25-26. them? A: Yes. Matthew 14:92: A: Go braless. It will usu- The sale has become too large to be held at a pri- A: Try a bookstore — under “And Mary rode Joseph’s ass ally pull them out. vate residence so they are searching for a vacant build- fiction. all the way to Egypt.” ing or church that would allow use of their facility. Q: Why should 60+ year old The location will be advertised as soon as one is con- Q: What can a man do while Q: How can you increase the people use valet parking? firmed. his wife is going through heart rate of your 60+ year A: Valets don’t forget where Delta Theta Chi is accepting donations of items for menopause? old husband? they park your car. the garage sale. Anyone interested in donating to the A: Keep busy. If you’re A: Tell him you’re pregnant. sale should contact Jane Harrell at 745-0033 or Lana handy with tools, you can Q: Is it common for 60+ year Corcorran at 745-8316. finish the basement. When Q: How can you avoid that olds to have problems with The group has done this event for more than 30 you are done you will have a terrible curse of the elderly short-term memory storage? years and donates all proceeds to Lubbock Meals on place to live. — wrinkles? A: Storing memory is not a Wheels. Last year, Delta Theta Chi raised $10,000. A: Take off your glasses problem, retrieving it is a Q: Someone has told me that problem. Q: As people age, do they sleep more soundly? A: Yes, but usually in the af- ternoon. Q: Where should 60+ year olds look for eye glasses? A: On their foreheads. Q: What is the most com- mon remark made by 60+ year olds when they enter an- tique stores? A: “Gosh, I remember these.” Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 5 Lubbock Reads 2008 C u i s i n e r e c o m m e n d e d b y L u b b o c k’ s f i n e s t . . . Announces Book Selection Five star dining. Five days a week. “From Prairie Nights to Tunes” performance by the ✯ Irresistible Taste Neon Lights” by Joe Carr DUCKS featuring Doug ✯ Nutritious Fare Two Miles from Hell and Alan Munde is the fea- Stapp ✯ Warmhearted Conversation A preacher headed west with ✯ Convenient Dining tured book for Lubbock Tuesday, April 15, 7 ✯ Easy Access a wagon train. One day he vol- unteered to search for water. He Reads 2008. p.m., Mahon Library, came onto a bubbling spring, Lubbock Reads is an an- Movie, “Lubbock Lights” dipped in his bucket and discov- ered that the water was boiling nual event designed to pro- featuring the Flatlanders and hot. mote literacy and bring the the Legendary Stardust Cow- “Let’s get out of here,” he community together by en- boy yelled. “We’re about two miles couraging citizens to read 792-7971 from hell.” Wednesday, April 16, www.lubbockmealsonwheels.com Some are closer to it than that, one book. This book, writ- noon to 12:45 p.m., “Noon for the Bible says we’re only “a step away from death.” ten by two extraordinary mu- Tunes” performance with But if you’ll take care of your sicians and South Plains Col- Dustin Garrett and the Texas life, the Lord will take care of your death. If you invite the Lord to lege music professors, tells Cruisers make His home in your heart the fascinating story of West Tuesday, April 22, 7 here, He’ll invite you to make your Texas country music and home in His heaven hereafter. p.m., Patterson Branch Li- If you’ll not have Him with you Lubbock is at the root of the brary, 1836 Parkway Dr., in time, He’ll not have you with story. Documentary, “The Real Him in eternity. The program is sponsored Buddy Holly Story,” pro- Good Luck by the Friends of the Lub- duced and narrated by Paul A man stumbled into a café in bock Public Library and cop- Las Vegas and said, “I’ve lost ev- McCartney erything – my money, my house, ies of the book are available Tuesday, April 29, 7 and my car.” for check out at all Lubbock p.m., Groves Branch Li- But he smiled and added, “I haven’t lost my good luck charm.” Public Library locations. brary, 5520 19th St., Discus- But it’s better to have the Lord There are several events sion of the book, From Prai- than luck. There was a young man who scheduled throughout the rie Nights to Neon Lights, lost his family and his home. He month of April, providing with special guest, author Joe was sold into slavery. opportunities to come to dis- Carr But the Bible says, “The Lord was with Joseph.” cussions, films, and musical For more information, call He enabled him to meet his programs related to West 775-2824. adversities gracefully, to share his talents generously, to forgive his Texas music. There is no ad- foes gladly, and to overcome his mission charge and refresh- obstacles gratefully. ments will be served. “The Lord made all that he did to prosper.” Lubbock Reads 2008 pro- The Plaza at Lubbock is Lubbock’s premier Is the Lord with you? gram of events follows: provider of nursing care and rehabilitation Keep on Seeking Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m., services. Come see what all the excitement A little boy prayed, “Lord, I Godeke Branch Library, is about! wish you’d make Tommy stop 6601 Quaker, “Nothing Else beating me. Amen.” Then he added, “This is the second time, to Do” featuring Future THE PLAZA ❏ 24 Hour Licensed Nursing Lord, I’ve made this request.” Akins, Texas Tech Art Pro- Comprehensive Adult Care You can take anything to the fessor and West Texas mu- ❏ Comprehensive Wound Care Lord in prayer. There’s no prob- 4910 Emory lem too big for His power. There’s sic historian Lubbock, TX 79416 ❏ Pulmonary Management no person too small for His love. t 806.740.0800 f 806.740.0803 He invites, “Ask, and it shall Wednesday, April 9, ❏ Post Surgical Stabilization referral 806.535.4305 be given to you; seek, and ye noon to 12:45 p.m., Mahon shall find; knock, and it shall be Library, 1306 9th St., “Noon ❏ Intravenous Therapy Quaker Utica opened unto you.” How slow we are to ask. ❏ Restorative Nursing Care How quick we are to give up. “Sharon, name two Erskine But delays are not denials. Emory Rd ❏ Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy pronouns.” ess Ask, and keep on asking. Seek, Acc 89 ❏ LifeWorks Senior Wellness Program Quaker and keep on seeking. Knock, and p2 “Who, me?” Loo keep on knocking. ❏ Flexible Dining Your Way Program The Lord answers prayer. “Correct.” Page 6 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette Lights Out – Stock Up on Those Plain Old Light Bulbs I’m sure you have seen think that the fluorescent most deadly neurotoxins on your Congressman and re- water supply. But we can’t those cute light bulbs at the light bulbs use less energy. the planet. quest that they reconsider the forget that in dropping and grocery store. I’m talking law they have passed. breaking a light bulb, some about the curly ones that are I’m sure you recently of the mercury would be- fluorescent light bulbs. heard that a news agency had come a gas and we would Right now, the U.S. is on the water in some of our inhale it. Do you want to be- its way to making the incan- larger cities tested and they come a mad hatter? And the descent light bulbs extinct. In found all kinds of medica- toxic effect can be even more fact, they have passed a law tions in our water. Yes, they severe for your grandchildren that by a certain date, only are small amounts, but don’t as their nervous systems are the curly light bulbs will be you wonder why our health still forming. sold. That is not in question. They And in case you haven’t problems have been soaring? There is a blood test that Have you ever noticed that are superb energy savers. heard, the toxins in our en- More and more children have is prohibitively expensive for when the government enters, But, how much do you value vironment are making us physical and mental prob- most of us that determines there are always problems? your brain or your kidneys? sicker and sicker. lems. what toxic chemicals you Why make a law? If people These curly light bulbs When I was a little girl, I We need to keep our en- have in your body. Ander- were allowed to decide for have mercury in them. The remember going to a hat vironment as clean as pos- son Cooper, a reporter from themselves while knowing fluorescent light bulbs gen- shop with my grandpa. He sible for our health’s sake. MSNBC, took the blood test the facts, the better product erate the light by heating the bought a new Stetson and I The light bulb, in my opin- and reported that they found will always win out. gas in the tube that is coiled. watched the retailer as he ion, is a big problem. Why? more than 600 chemicals in You are correct if you And mercury is one of the made the creases in his hat. When your light bulb burns his body. Years before, they used mer- out, what do you do with it? Some of the chemicals cury as a gas to shape the You throw it away. And, if were from make-up as he is creases in hats. your trash is anything like a television personality. It is That is why they were mine, that light bulb will, becoming apparent that we called “mad hatters.” It isn’t sooner or later, get crushed must consider toxins seri- just an amusement park ride. and broken. The mercury ously and do everything we It was real. will sooner or later find its can to keep our planet and Skilled Nursing The men went crazy, what way into our water supply our body as free from toxic • they used to call mad, be- just like the medications chemicals as possible. As for Physical Therapy • cause the mercury affected have. me, I plan to load up on the Occupational Therapy their brains. How many times In the future, I’m predict- plain, old-fashioned light • do we have to learn the same ing that we will be paying bulbs before they are out- Speech Therapy lesson? top dollar for clean water, lawed. You may want to do • Recently one of my pa- something that we have thus the same thing. Home Care Aide tients told me there was an far taken for granted. • article on the Internet about The EPA has a protocol Dr. Elva Edwards is a chi- Medical Social Work a woman who had dropped for cleaning up the light bulb. ropractor in private prac- one of these coiled light They have an 11-step proce- tice in Lakewood, Colo- Our services are available bulbs and it broke in her dure to properly dispose of rado, a suburb of Denver. to patients in Lubbock and house. She had to have a the light bulbs. How many the surrounding communities, She is a graduate of West- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. hazmat crew clean it up to people will even look up the ern States Chiropractic get the mercury out of her procedure? And how many house properly. It cost her people will follow the pro- School in Portland, Oregon. To arrange services for yourself The purpose of the column $2,000. cedure? This can be a very or someone you love, she writes is to give the Now you might realize serious problem with huge please call reader tips for better health why I ask, “have we lost our health risks. And, it is com- using natural methods. You (806) 747-5377 minds?” We don’t want or need pletely unnecessary. Remember that just a can e-mail Dr. Edwards at We accept Medicare, Medicaid, more mercury in our envi- small dot of mercury can email@example.com or call Commercial Insurance and Private Pay. ronment. So please, write contaminate a whole town’s 303-980-4001. Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 7 First Friday Art Trail to Feature Photography Show Lubbock Municipal Garden “Although the show is classes. call the Lubbock Munici- firstname.lastname@example.org and Arts Center (GAC) will juried and awards are pre- The Lubbock Municipal pal Garden & Arts Cen- or visit the Web site at host a reception Friday, April sented, the idea of the com- Garden and Arts Center t e r a t 7 6 7 - 3 7 2 4 , e m a i l www.lubbockgac.org. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. during the petition should be secondary strives to offer an array of First Friday Art Trail for the to the opportunity to exhibit,” classes for all ages, from ba- Celebrity Attractions & Civic Lubbock, Inc. Present opening of the 2008 West said Ann MacDonald of the sic painting, drawing and pho- Texas Photography Show. photographic society. tography to specialized In 1994, the West Texas This year’s juror will be classes such as stained glass, Photographic Society of Lub- Veronica Ruland, a freelance mosaics, quilting, gardening bock chose to sponsor the photographer from Dallas. and science. “The only open show at the time in Patrons registering for The center is located at GREATEST Lubbock, encouraging all area GAC spring/summer classes 4215 University Ave. For photographers to share their during the reception will re- more information on of all work with the community. ceive a 10% discount on all classes or reservations American Musicals” Symphony to Present ‘Jazz in the City’ April 12 -New York Times The Lubbock Symphony cert will feature Jazz and vided by the Alan Shinn Orchestra will present Swing Standards and the Jazz Trio, food and cock- “Jazz in the City” Satur- second half will include tails. Admission is $100 day, April 12, at 8 p.m. in the music of Paul Simon, per person and includes a City Bank Auditorium. The Beatles, and The Ma- premier ticket to the con- The concert is one night mas and The Papas. cert. only and will feature the A JazzPass Cocktail Single ticket prices for sounds of the Grammy Hour is scheduled for 6 “Jazz in the City” are $50, Award winning ensemble, p.m. in the Jones AT&T $40 and $25 for adults and New York Voices. Stadium Club and will fea- $40, $30 and $20 for stu- The first half of the con- ture live entertainment pro- dents. Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS Music by JULE STYNE Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM New Recycling Center Opens The City of Lubbock has Glass and newspaper are ementary, 11th Street and Let Me opened a new satellite recy- cling drop-off site at United two of the most recycled materials. Milwaukee. Due to space constraints at ENTERTAIN Supermarkets, 2630 Park- way Drive. “Recycling starts at home,” Price said. “We have satellite locations, accepted recycling items are limited. You! “Recycling is important to recycling drop-off sites lo- Call 775-2482 for list of our city,” said District 2 cated throughout the city, items accepted at each site. Councilman Floyd Price. “It and I encourage residents to Items such as appliances, ON SALE MARCH 10! saves space and extends the collect everything that can scrap metal, motor oil, com- life of our landfill.” be recycled and take it to puters, cell phones, and an- CITY BANK AUDITORIUM Materials accepted at the one of our collections sites.” tifreeze may be recycled at APRIL 3-5 new recycling drop-off site In addition to the new lo- one of three permanent re- Select-A-Seat 770-2000 include glass, aluminum and cation, the City operates cycling centers. tin cans, paper, No. 1 clear four other satellite recycling Located at 2002 Elmwood plastics, No. 2 opaque plas- drop-off sites: Market Ave., 208 Municipal Drive tics and No. 2 colored plas- Street, 50th Street and Indi- and 1631 84th St., the cen- Welcomed By tics. Items should be sorted ana Avenue; United Super- ters are open 8 a.m. to 5:30 and placed in the appropri- market, 82nd Street and p.m. Monday through Friday ate blue dumpster. Frankford Avenue; Lowe’s, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur- Last year citizens recycled 26th Street and Canton Av- day. To request a recycling 2,204 tons of materials. enue; and Northridge El- brochure, call 775-2482. www.celebrityattractions.com Page 8 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette City of Lubbock ~ Senior Life Centers Serving Hot Lunches to Senior Citizens Monday – Friday at 12:00 Noon (Homestead at 11:30 am) Lunch: Age 60+ $2 Donation, Under 60 $4 Fee ~ Transportation: Available for 60+ at $1 Donation/One-Way Trip Join us in April for spring classes, field trips and fun! 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Bingo, Fridays, 12:30 50 cents with friends by April 4 at Noon! $5/person Monday-Friday 9:30-10:30 am MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY April Menu 1 2 3 4 Meat Loaf w/ Creole Sauce Vegetable Beef Stew BBQ Chicken Lemon Chicken Corn w/Cornbread Broccoli Red Beans 3 Bean Salad Pea Salad German Potato Salad Tossed Salad/Ranch Dressing Milk or beverage of choice Roll Cherry Cobbler Bread & Pickles Cornbread served with each meal. Strawberry Gelatin Cinnamon Apple Sauce Lemon Pudding 7 Polish Sausage 8 Chicken & Vegetable Gumbo 9 Cheeseburger w/Bun 10 Baked Chicken/Sauce 11 Taco Salad Spanish Rice Steamed Cabbage Carrot Coins Lettuce, Tomato, Onion Ranch Potatoes Vegetable of the Day Biscuit Baked Beans Broccoli Fruit Roll Banana Pudding Oven Fries Tossed Salad/Italian Dressing Cookies Blonde Brownies Fruit of the Day Wheat Roll, Peaches 14 Baked Ham 15 Baked Pasta 16 Roast Beef Sandwich on 17 Meatloaf 18 Beef with Vegetables Potatoes Italian Vegetables Wheat Toast Black-eyed Peas Rice Greens Tossed Salad/Ranch Dressing Oven Fries Steamed Carrots Vegetable of the Day Roll Garlic Bread Tomato, Lettuce, Onion Crackers Shortcake w/Fruit Chocolate Cake w/Berries Gelatin and Fruit Pie Snickerdoodle Bars 21 Pork Roast Mashed Potatoes 21 Chicken Pot Pie Squash Casserole 23 Sausage on Bun 24 Baked Fish Mashed Potatoes 25 Chili Boracho Beans Hash Browns Mixed Vegetables Tossed Salad/French Dressing Vegetable of the Day Mixed Vegetable Mexican Rice Tossed Salad/1000 Island Dressing Roll Baked Apples Coleslaw Ambrosia Fruit Salad Biscuit, Mixed Fruit Fruit Parfait Apple Crisp Cornbread 28 Chicken Fried Steak w/Gravy 29 Baked Potato Ham & Pasta Casserole Black-evey Peas 30 Chicken Salad w/ Roll Southwest Potatoes Senior Centers Vegetable of the Day Tossed Salad/1000 Island Dressing Spinach Salad 19th Street 2001 19th St. .............. 767-2710 Homestead 5401 56th St. .............. 792-6952 Wheat Roll Whole Wheat Roll Fruit of the Day Copper Rawlings 213 40th St. ...... 767-2704 Mae Simmons 2004 Oak ............... 767-2708 Fruit of the Day Brownies Maggie Trejo 3200 Amherst .......... 767-2705 Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 9 RSVP to Present FREE Seminar on April 24 RSVP will present a free 742-2423. Because a meal Every year the state of work began when, as a high windows, doors, heaters, wa- seminar for RSVP volunteers will be served, it is very im- Texas removes thousands of school student, she took a ter heaters, ramps and simple and guests on April 24, from portant that you make your children from their homes mission trip to Appalachia to plumbing repairs. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. repair homes for impover- Retired volunteers are “Everything You Ever ished families. needed to help with light re- Wanted to Know About Se- Backyard Mission seeks to pairs, to provide food/snacks nior Services but Were provide free home repairs for for workers and/or possibly Afraid to Ask!” will be pre- sented at the First Church of VOICE! By Karon McDowell, Director low-income families and eld- to adopt a house. erly residents in Lubbock. Repair/construction expe- the Nazarene, 6110 Chicago, Responding to the Needs in Our Community Repairs focus on restoring a rience is not required; Back- Bldg. 3. home to a warm, dry condi- yard Mission will gladly pro- The agenda is printed be- tion. The work is accom- vide training. low: reservation by Tuesday, because of abuse and neglect. plished through volunteers, If you have a desire to vol- 9 a.m. — Welcome April 22. We look forward These children are then and the building materials are unteer for Backyard Mission 9:05 – 10:30 — Panelto seeing you there. dropped into an over-bur- purchased through donated and help improve a family’s Discussion on Medicare/ dened child welfare system funds. safety and quality of life, Medicaid Volunteer in which a judge is charged Typical repairs include please contact RSVP at 742- Opportunities: Oppor tunities: 10:30 – 10:45 — Break with making life-impacting roofing, siding, painting, 2423. 10:45 – 11:15 — Long-term decisions for the child. District 2 Race Health/Housing Choices When there is a CASA on 11:15 – 11:45 — “2-1-1” Advocates for the case, the CASA can pro- 11:45 – 12:30 — Lunch and Children Needed vide the judge with a com- Entertainment by The Coun- CASA is a Court Ap- prehensive picture of the try Cut-Ups pointed Special Advocate child’s situation. CASA vol- Eligible to Run; Must Register to Vote 12:30 – 1:00 — Living serving as an independent unteers are frequently the A fourth candidate in the Newly elected Council Wills vs. DNR and Power of voice in court for abused and most consistent adults in the District 2 City Couancil race members take office May Attorney neglected children in the lives of these children. will appear on the May 10 15, giving Green until April 1:00 – 1:30 — Social Se- South Plains area. The CASA training schedule ballot; however, if elected he 15 to register to vote in Dis- curity CASA volunteer helps se- for April: may not be eligible to serve trict 2. 1:30 – 2:00 — Door cure a permanent placement Monday, April 14, 5:30 to his term. Green joins three other Prizes for the child in a safe and 9:30 p.m. Freddy Green has filed to candidates including incum- It is our goal to provide caring environment. You do Thursday, April 17, 5:30 to run for the District 2 seat. bent Councilman Floyd you with knowledge and in- not have to be a lawyer or 9:30 p.m. Green is not a registered Price, Armando Gonzales formation so that you will be social worker to become a Monday, April 21, 5:30 to voter in the City of Lubbock, and Gilbert Salinas. equipped to make wise deci- volunteer. 9:30 p.m. making him ineligible to sions in your life. I invite you During CASA training, Thursday, April 24, 5:30 to serve as a City Council to join us for a very infor- you will be given the tools 9:30 p.m. mative event. to help you understand and member. However, City If you are interested in be- Secretary Becky Garza an- The For reservations and infor- work effectively within the coming a CASA and giving nounced that by state law mation, call the RSVP office, child welfare system. a voice to a child, please con- Green is eligible as a candi- tact the RSVP office at 742- date. Buying - Coins, Gold Jewelry, Always Day Spa 2423, and we will put you in “Mr. Green is eligible to Dental Gold, Sterling Silver, Class Rings, Diamonds, Shampoo/Set touch with CASA of the be a candidate even though Rolex Watches • $20 and up South Plains. he is not presently a regis- • Senior Discount - $13.50 Daily tered voter,” Garza said. Perms Backyard Mission “But if elected he will not • Senior Discount - Thursday only • $40 w/shampoo & cut Needs Volunteers be eligible to serve on the • $47 w/shampoo, cut & set Tues - Sat • 9am-5pm 4601 South Loop 289 Backyard Mission was City Council unless he is a 806.793.5720 Manicures Suite 17 • Salem Village founded by Laurie Foster in registered voter in Lubbock 2449 34th Street Pedicures 792.9393 1983. Her heart for mission on the first day of his term.” (34th & University) Page 10 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette Some Finer Points of Baseball Enhancing Your Appreciation for the Game “Batter swings like a rusty the manager after his pitcher ing balls are thrown with a 4. Alas left-handers: fielders on the theory that, on gate.” gives up an 0-2 homerun. A twisting wrist that makes In the Big Leagues, left- throws to the plate, their That was me — I didn’t hallowed baseball story tells them slower than fastballs so handed throwers play only tosses tend to bounce to the need the other team to re- how an old-time manager a breaking ball that doesn’t five of the nine defensive po- right (into the waiting mind me that I was what vowed to fine any pitcher break is easy pickings for the sitions: 3 outfielders, first catcher) rather than away baseball scouts call “good base and pitcher. That’s not from the play. glove/ no bat.” a rule. It’s due to the counter- 5. Outfield arms: But this rusty gate never clockwise nature of the The pariah right fielder of lost his enthusiasm for the game. Little League transforms into game. Besides marveling at You’ll understand imme- a respected player in the how batters slam a wooden diately if you pretend you’re Bigs. Teams put rifle arms cylinder against a speeding a second baseman fielding a in right and weak arms in left orb, I love the cerebral as- By W.E. Reinka grounder and throwing to because the throw from right pects of baseball. Games turn first—see how you must field to third base is a full on strategies that work (or $50 who didn’t waste a pitch. batter. make an extra turn if you 90-feet longer than the throw don’t). In one game, after the um- 3. Fair versus foul: throw left-handed? All those to third from left. Here are a few of pire called an 0-2 offering All four bases are in fair runners who are thrown out 6. Three-foot line: baseball’s lesser-known fun- “strike three,” the pitcher territory. Home plate has the by a step would be safe That mysterious line that damentals that might en- came running in from the V-shaped base because it against left-handed infielders. extends to the right and par- hance your appreciation for mound yelling, “That was a nestles in the confluence of Conversely, a left-handed allel to the foul line in the the game. ball!” the right and left foul lines. first baseman is in a better last half of the distance from 1. Wasting a pitch: 2. Curve versus slider: Balls that hit the “foul line” position to throw to second home to first base is the Rarely do you see a three- The classic curveball are fair. Balls that hit the and doesn’t have to sweep three-foot line. A runner who pitch called strikeout. When breaks vertically from 12 to “foul pole” or its extension the glove across his body to strays to the left of the foul a batter is behind with a no 6 on the clock. Batters tend screen are homeruns. A run- tag the diving runner on a line or to the right of the balls, two strikes count, he to swing over it unless it’s a ner on third takes his lead in pick-off play. three-foot line may be called is prepared to swing at al- “hanging curve” that takes foul territory lest he get The theory against left- out if he interferes with the most any pitch that’s not too long to break and sits called out for interference by handed catchers is that fielder taking the throw at over his head. The pitcher in- there like an apple on a getting hit by a fair ball. they’re out of position on first. tentionally throws out of the branch. Sliders break side- Considerate umpires on steal attempts to third and The runner is allowed to strike zone hoping the batter ways low and away opposite the first and third base lines that, with most batters being run outside of the channel to will “go fishing” and either the pitcher’s arm. position themselves in foul right-handed, they must ma- avoid interfering with a miss for strike three or hit a Therefore, a right-handed territory because they are “in neuver throws around batters fielder making a play. harmless roller. slider breaks into a left- play” and when hit by a fair on steal attempts to second. If you want to see the handed batter or away from ball might affect the outcome A few baseball theorists -W.E. Reinka may be reached epitome of rage, check out a right-handed batter. Break- of the play. even prefer right-handed left at email@example.com www.HelpingCaregivers.com www.LubbockSeniorSource.com Committed to Caring for Caregivers! Dedicated to Empowering Seniors! An online source of information that is — the source of information designed to assist family caregivers in that will empower you to maximize gaining information and insight during the satisfaction for the rest of your life. journey of caregiving. 806-799-8308 E-mail: info@LubbockSeniorSource.com Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 11 It’s Easy To Drive ‘Green’ (NAPSA)-Driving down the risk of glo- bal warming may be simpler than many 9821 Frankford Avenue people think. Here are some of the simple steps you can take to drive greener: • Avoid unnecessary driving. Plan trips wisely with efficient routes and stops. • Keep your car well maintained. Fol- Sunday - April 13 low your vehicle’s service manual and get regular oil changes. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Ensure proper tire maintenance, tread Eat-In or Take-Out - Auction • Raffle • Music • Games and inflation. A properly inflated tire can Phone Adults $ Children $ increase gas mileage 10 percent to 30 per- cent. (Ideal inflation should be listed on the (& Take-Out) 7 (Under 10) 4 698-6400 sidewall of the tire.) Keep your car well maintained and get • Tighten the gas cap after every fill-up. regular emissions tests. A loose, cracked or missing gas cap can emit harmful emissions and reduce gas mile- in the U.S. have this technology. age. • Make sure your car or truck is in opti- • Avoid stop-and-go traffic. Try to drive mal running condition. One way is to peri- at off-peak times. odically test for emissions-related problems. • Limit idling. Idling for more than 10 A recently introduced diagnostic tool pro- seconds uses more gas and causes more pol- vides drivers with a fast, convenient solution lution than simply restarting your engine. for monitoring their vehicles’ health, particu- • Select the most efficient vehicle for larly with regard to “Check “Engine” light your lifestyle. issues. • Get regular emissions tests. Most Called CarMD, it combines an easy-to-use, places require you to get your car “smogged” handheld tester with an unprecedented online before you can sell or register it. database to give consumers information that, • Consider getting a green vehicle, such until now, only mechanics could access. as a hybrid. The consumer-friendly information de- • Never drive for a long time with an scribes potential problems, estimated repair illuminated “Check Engine” light. It can costs and more. It even tells you if your ve- mean a problem that’s harmful to the envi- hicle will pass an emissions (smog) test. ronment and your car, yet more than 8 per- CarMD helps keep your vehicle running cent of all vehicles on the road today do so. cleaner and more efficiently by detecting Adopted as a government mandate to problems with your emissions system. By lower emissions, the “Check Engine” light identifying misfires, catalytic converter prob- illuminates when a vehicle’s computer de- lems or even a loose gas cap, drivers can tects a problem that affects emissions out- pinpoint the problem, improve gas mileage put. and reduce emissions output. All 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, For more information, visit SUVs and minivans manufactured for use www.CarMD.com or call (888) MyCarMD. Living Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, “I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent Will on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.” So she got up, unplugged the TV, and threw out my wine. Page 12 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette Flyover Opens Connecting Freeway and South Loop 289 Lubbock’s longest and traffic flow from Loop 289 tallest bridge, the southbound to Marsha Sharp Freeway flyover connecting the from the vicinity of the South Marsha Sharp Freeway with Plains Mall. The eastbound South Loop 289 is now open flyover is 45 feet high and to traffic. At 76-feet high and 1/3 mile long. just over 3/4 of a mile in Randy Hopmann, Texas length, it rises just south of Department of Transporta- City Bank’s main bank, run- tion (TxDOT). District En- ning south to join the Loop gineer, said this was making 289 access road just west of dreams a reality; the open- Slide Road. ing of these two bridges is a After a press conference in significant milestone for the parking lot of City Lubbock. Bank’s main bank, two “Completion of the bridges Citibus trolleys took passen- marks the finish of this por- gers to the top for viewing tion of the freeway,” This view is from the top of the newly opened flyover between Marsha Sharp and photo opportunities. Hopmann said. “The flyovers Freeway and the South Loop. In the distant center are the water tower and spire As soon as the group left provide seamless transition of the Mormon Tabernacle just west of Frankford Avenue at 70th Street. The flyover in the center of the photo shows the 45 foot high and 1/3 mile long eastbound bridge the bridge, it was opened to of traffic from one major fa- linking the South Loop with Marsha Sharp Freeway. traffic. The eastbound bridge cility to another, and puts us also was opened, allowing one step closer to complet- ing the largest transportation a pit bull running across the group, walked toward the improvement project in our yard. Mayor David Miller, dog, whistling for it. The dog history.” who has held numerous ambled away toward the He noted that Granite meetings of late on the loose freeway. Construction, which holds dog problem, broke from the (See Flyover, Page 13) the contract on the Freeway, employs approximately 300, with between 75 and 100 subcontractors on the project, making a large financial im- pact on Lubbock economy. Hopmann said that two There’s No Place Like Home! additional phases of the free- way will be open in mid- Skilled Nursing 2009 and early 2010, mean- • Wound Care ing that Lubbock motorists • Diabetic will be driving unhindered • Injections from the West Loop almost • I.V. Therapy to the Interstate. He added • Catheter Care that the challenge that re- Home Health Aides mains for the community is to identify funding for the • Bed Bath/Showers next-to-last phase, which • Light Housekeeping connects the rest of the free- Therapy way to the interstate. Fred Underwood, the first • Physical, Speech Lubbockite to serve on the • Occupational • Social Services Texas Highway Commis- sion, was in attendance. Randy Hopmann, TxDOT District Engineer, kneels to Phone (806) 785-4540 As the group gathered for show one of the jets that carry deicing material to keep www.homesteadhomehealth.com Hopmann’s remarks, some- the newly opened bridge safe for driving past when one called out that there was others without the equipment are forced to close. Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 13 Murfee Wins Golden Apron Award Joe Murfee, long-time Lubbock business Chartwell Home Care wellness begins at home man, community leader and volunteer was awarded the traveling Golden Apron trophy Services: from Hospice of Lubbock’s Beans and • Personal Care Providers • Medical & Support Care Cornbread luncheon for collecting the most • Home Management & Safety tips. • Medical Equipment & Supplies This sprang from the second annual “Tip · Medicaid · Private Pay · Health Insurance the Waiter” contest. Joe broke the previous · Long-Term Care Insurance · Worker’s Compensation record set by last year’s winner, Linda Gaither by collecting $456.39. Pyramid Plaza Gaither came in second with $327.21; 3223 S. Loop 289, Suite 140A City Councilman/Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Lubbock, Texas 79423 Gilbreath took third place with $295.00 and 806-797-1469 Stephanie Massengale was close behind with $234.50. 800-825-4499 Serving Lubbock & Hale Counties The total collected for the group of 19 competing “waiters” was $4,298.00. www.chartwellhomecare.com The 2007 group of volunteer waiters col- lected a total of $1,500, proving that the competitive spirit for the Golden Apron is increasing in good-hearted charitable fun and Madison Mortgage inventiveness, with Hospice of Lubbock’s patients and services benefiting. Company All tips collected during the annual Branch of Realty Mortgage Corp Joe and Pam Murfee count out Joe’s tips fundraising luncheon fill the financial short- from his service at the Beans and falls in the hospice’s mission to provide Cornbread Luncheon. Joe collected the Reverse Mortgage most tips and won the Golden Apron quality end-of-life care to all members of this community, regardless of a patient’s trophy. A loan in reverse ability to pay. pledges still coming in. If you’re a homeowner age 62 or older a reverse mortgage Total proceeds from the luncheon this year Hospice of Lubbock officially opened its could change your life. It allows you to safely tap into your topped $45,000 with additional grants and doors in 1987. home equity while remaining in your home. • Stay in your home and retain ownership • Pay no monthly payments Flyover now open • Receive lump sum, increase monthly income, or a line of credit (plus interest), tax free (Continued from Page 12) • Use your money for home improvements, healthcare, or anyway you want Traffic counts for the stay open during a really bad second delay before the next • We work with all credit types, homes & income southbound flyover are pro- ice storm. It is virtually im- nozzle sprays. It cycles twice jected to reach 13,600 ve- hicles per day by the year possible to remove all ice from the roadway after a sig- for each call. Total cycle time for the Have Peace of Mind 2020. The eastbound flyover nificant ice storm. But the eastbound bridge is about 5 • FHA Insured • will carry the same vehicu- new anti-icing technology minutes, and uses 20 gallons lar load per day, and the main will keep the bridges open of magnesium chloride per Contact: Eddie Emerson lanes (U.S. 62/82) are pro- and traffic moving for a cycle. Southbound cycle time Office: 806.785.0011 jected to carry about 55,700 longer period of time. is about 10 minutes, with 50 Toll Free: 866.238.0011 vehicles per day. The deicing system is gallons for two cycles. 8212 Ithaca Ave, Suite W-5 Lubbock, Tx 79423 This bridge, or flyover, composed of 145 nozzles for This phase cost $32 mil- represents the latest in tech- both bridges, and uses lion and included construc- nology with its built-in deic- 11,200 linear feet of electri- tion of the main lanes of the We have multiple companies to give the best reverse mortgage ing capability. However, cal and chemical conduit. Freeway over the West Loop. program. Call today for your Hopmann stressed that does Each nozzle sprays for one TxDOT opened the main appointment! not mean the structure will second, followed by a two- lanes in December. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Page 14 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette By James K. White FOR LUBBOCK AND THE WORLD ◆ ◆ ◆ artists that most people have The lake was created by a Political cartoons can say never heard of. His sculpture series of violent earthquakes a lot in very little space. David (1476) was a signifi- in 1811-1812. Water filled Some believe that political cant influence on the lake when sloshed over cartoons in America origi- Michelangelo’s later, similar from the Mississippi River. nated with Thomas Nast in work. Leonardo da Vinci was I’ll bet that was some spec- the 1800s, but the beginnings one of Verrochio’s pupils. I tacle to observe. occurred much earlier. For once sculpted an ash tray out ◆ ◆ ◆ instance back in 1754 a guy of clay. It barely leaked. This country’s very first named Ben Franklin con- ◆ ◆ ◆ official Labor Day Parade structed a drawing that Shoe sizes in Europe are took place in September showed a snake cut into eight different from those in 1882 in New York City. The pieces (one piece for each America. This often leads to parade folks traveled from colony) and the caption was confusion and a little embar- City Hall to Union Square. “Join, or Die.” rassment. For instance a size A Labor Day Parade has ◆ ◆ ◆ 9 women’s shoe in the been held annually in New Are you working at a me- United States converts to York City every year since nial job while waiting to be what might seem a 1882. discovered? Vladimir humongous size 40 in that ◆ ◆ ◆ Nabokov wrote the famous overseas world. A man’s size Decades before that pro- novel Lolita. Before he got 12.5 becomes a 46.5 when cession to Union Square, the rich as a writer, Vladimir in Germany. Mormons settled the Las Ve- made money to live on by ◆ ◆ ◆ gas area in 1855 in what was giving tennis lessons and do- It was Queen Henrietta to become the state of Ne- ing bit parts in German mov- Maria of England (wife of vada. ies. Charles I) who named Mary- By the end of 1857 the ◆ ◆ ◆ land after herself in 1632. sect abandoned the Las Ve- Mornings with Bud & Billy C., In 1667 the Dutch govern- The naming was part of the gas settlement because the Virgil Johnson, “Rockin Rod,” ment traded Manhattan to deal that was accepted by region had too little water, England for Suriname. Lord Baltimore in order to very poor farmland and no Jerry Bo Coleman, “Smokin‘ Joe”, ◆ ◆ ◆ develop a colony in that re- prospects for an honest com- Bill Lee, Steve Hemmeline, In 1928 Jimmie Rodgers gion of America. The native munity to be self-supporting. Professor George, & Sunday Morning became this nation’s first Algonquian Indians were I understand that the land in Memories with Mark Beneze major country music star likely not consulted about the the region later became with his recording of Blue “development” plans. rather valuable. Business Line 744-5859 Yodel. 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It’s one of life’s rialistic desires such as own- Sixty-six percent of boomers strategies to protect your cents. It’s ensuring your great questions. ing their dream homes. surveyed wanted to know legacy for the next generation. dream retirement — whatever You could seek out fortune- Furthermore, it is often about the success of their fi- Also, regularly update essen- that may be — and putting in tellers or peer into a crystal family ties that motivate the nancial strategies, specifically tial documents such as wills place safeguards to protect ball for answers about your fu- start of retirement planning. asking, “Did I save enough for and estate plans to account for yourself and loved ones ture, but what if you had the Almost one-third of survey re- retirement?” (38 percent) and changing circumstances. En- against unforeseen circum- opportunity to speak with spondents said that the death “Did I make the right invest- suring your family’s happiness stances. yourself 20 years from now or serious illness of a loved ment choices?” (28 percent). for tomorrow serves to make Retirement planning is a — your futureself — and ask one made them think more Why leave your retirement today brighter. lifelong effort, one that must questions about life in retire- carefully about the importance security to chance? Seeking No one knows what the fu- account for all the exciting ment? What would you want of saving for their futures. the counsel of a financial ad- ture holds. Not the fortune- twists and turns the future may to know? Other trigger events included visor can help you evaluate teller nor the crystal ball. But hold. 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Family is often at the heart of the matter. more critical than ever to seek Page 16 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette Suspicious of Abuse victims every year. shame, anxiety, depression, ers, but I don’t have much through the process, or you DEAR AGELESS: According to Dr. Linda confusion, trembling, cower- myself to give, especially can visit the Web site at Though the nursing home Woolf of Webster Univer- ing, clinging, lack of eye money. I do have a used car. www.kars 4kids.org/ in which my elderly mother sity, there are six types of contact Can I donate that? donate_car.asp and fill out resides seems nice enough, abuse with symptoms for Sexual Abuse: trauma to Hoping to Help the car donation form. lately, I’ve been suspicious each. the genital area, venereal dis- Then Kars for Kids will that she’s been abused. How Neglect: malnourishment, ease, infections, discharge, DEAR HOPING TO HELP: provide a free towing service can I tell and what do I do? chronic physical and psychi- odor and any of the psycho- I applaud you. Giving to and hassle-free pick-up of the Afraid in Lubbock atric problems, dehydration, logical symptoms. others when that is a chal- car you want to donate. The average pickup time for your DEAR AFRAID: car is usually between 24-48 It’s difficult and painful to * Aging isn’t for sissies. For advice, useful hours. There are no charges imagine anyone harming information and helpful resources, send to the donor, and you will those who are frail, ill and your questions to DearAgeless@netzero. get a receipt that you can at- com or to the Golden Gazette at info@word totally dependent on others. pub.com, P.O. Box 1338, Lubbock 79408. tach to your tax return. A car The trust given by fami- donation is tax deductible. lies to assisted living centers, Visit www.kars4kids.org/ rehabilitation facilities, and car_donation_guide.htm#tax>. nursing homes is sacred but You will also receive a often broken, and don’t let voucher for a free 2-night By Linda Altoonian the decor fool you. and 3-day hotel stay. You Some of the worst cases can choose from more than of fraud, neglect and abuse bed sores and poor hygiene. Financial: bank state- lenge is the noblest kind of 80 resort areas. Visit have occurred in the plush- Physical Trauma: ments diverted, accounts generosity. www.kars4kids.org/ est surroundings. scratches, bruises, cut, burns, changed from one bank to Yes, you can donate your donate_car_vacation for details. The National Elder Abuse punctures, choke marks, re- another, documents drawn up car, and the process is easy The proceeds are donated Study reported that more straint (rope burns, gag for an elder no longer com- and convenient. All you have to Joy for Our Youth (J.O.Y.) than 500,000 Americans 60 marks, welts), repeated and petent to sign, missing prop- to do is call Kars 4 Kids at an international charity orga- years and older were abused unexplained injury (sprains, erty. 877-527-7454 between 8 nization that provides food, in 1996. The study also re- fractures, detached retina, pa- Basic Rights: withholding a.m. and 11 p.m., Sunday clothing, education and guid- vealed that only 16 percent ralysis), inconsistent explana- mail, obstructing religious through Friday. ance (physical, emotional of cases were reported and tions of injuries and lag time freedoms, over medicating or You will reach an experi- and spiritual) to distressed or referred for help. The Senate between incident and treat- sedating, and preventing the enced and well-trained op- at-risk children from the ages Special Committee of Aging ment. elder to speak.” For more in- erator who will guide you six to 18. now estimates five million Psychological: passivity, formation, visit www.elder Three Things In Life abuseprevention.com. If you recognize symp- toms, call 911 and report your suspicions immediately. Three things in life that, Three things in life that Also contact Adult Protective once gone, never come are most valuable Service (APS). The APS back 1. Love agency will assign a case- 1. Time 2. Family worker to investigate (usually 2. Words 3. Kindness within 24 hours) and inter- 3. Opportunity Three things in life that vene as necessary. Contact Three things in life that are never certain Eldercare Locator at 800- can destroy a person 1. Fortune 677-1116 for the number in 1. Anger 2. Success your area and visit 2. Pride 3. Dreams www.elderabusecenter.org 3. Unforgiveness Three things that make for a list of hotlines—all free, Three things in life that a person anonymous and confidential. you should never lose 1. Commitment 1. Hope 2. Sincerity Donating a Used Car 2. Peace 3. Hard work DEAR AGELESS: 3. Honesty I would like to help oth- Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 17 The Importance of One Vote The most often heard ex- England his head. The vote proved President Polk’s re- • In 1875, a one-vote mar- Johnson because U.S. Sena- cuse for not voting in an to behead him was 67 quest for a Declaration of gin changed France from a tor by a one vote margin. election is “my one little against and 68 for — the ax War against Mexico. monarchy to a republic. • In a 1955 city election vote won’t make a differ- fell thanks to one vote. • In 1850, California was • In 1889, by a one-vote in Huron, Ohio, the mayor ence.” Yet history is full of • In 1714, one vote placed admitted to the union by a margin, Washington was ad- was elected to office by one instances proving the enor- King George I on the throne margin of one vote. mitted to statehood with the vote. mous power of one single of England and restored the • In 1859, Oregon was ad- union. • In a 1959 city election, vote. monarchy. mitted to the union by a mar- • In 1941, the Selective mayors of both Rose Creek In many cases, the course • In 1845, Texas was ad- gin of one vote. Service Act (the draft) was and Odin, Minnesota, were of nations has been changed mitted to the union as a state • In 1867, The Alaska saved by a one vote margin elected to their respective of- because one individual bal- by one vote — that of Ed- Purchase was ratified by just — just weeks before Pearl fices by one vote. lot was cast, or not cast, de- ward A. Hannigan from In- one vote paving the way for Harbor was attacked. pending upon your point of diana. The 1844 and 1845 the eventual admission of • In 1948, a Texas con- Read about more the im- view. excerpts on the series of America’s largest state in vention voted for Lyndon B. portance of one-vote at • In 1645, one vote gave single votes leading to Texas 1958. Johnson over ex-Governor http://election.dos.state.fl.us/ Oliver Cromwell control of statehood are from the book • In 1868, one vote in the Coke Stevens in a contested voterreg/1-vote.shtml England. Magnificent Destiny. U.S. Senate saved President Senatorial election. Lyndon • In 1649, one vote liter- • In 1846, a one-vote mar- Andrew Johnson from im- ally cost King Charles I of gin in the U.S. Senate ap- peachment. Have Fun For Less Money (NAPSA)—Here are ways to use a spend- • Sell your books, CDs and DVDs, and ing plan and keep a budget book to know have less to move someday. where your money is going around town: • Pay bills automatically online to avoid • Pay only your way when out with late payment fees and save postage. friends; carry small bills and change; keep • Designate a drawer or metal box for all tabs on your tab. your receipts and current financial informa- • Go to happy hours early and drink lots tion to keep them organized and in one place. of tap water. Budget books and receipt-filing books by • Look for movie theater price specials Dome are in office supply stores. Visit and coupons. Find free entertainment in lo- www.domeproducts. com. cal papers. • Comparison shop and look for coupons and rebates online. • Stock up on supplies for entertaining when on sale. • Buy limited amounts of fresh produce, to reduce spoilage. • Eat less-expensive weekend lunch or brunch rather than dinner at the hot places. • Exchange publications with friends and co-workers. • Shop local department store sales for creative and classic purchases for work and parties. Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day only you don’t have to spend as much . . . Page 18 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette Golden Gazette Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 45. Dairy-case item 11. 1968 U.S. Open 1. Small dogs, for short 46. Cotton unit champion 5. Maui patio 48. Precarious 12. Veal or pork 10. Turnpike exit 51. Lizard of Mexico 13. Kitten features 14. They love: Lat. 54. Architect Saarinen 18. Refusals 15. Piglet’s treat 55. Always 21. Poet Alighieri 16. Addled 59. Prune 23. Lesser of two ____ 17. Occasionally 60. Michelangelo work 24. Locale of an event 19. Tobacco plug 61. Oklahoma city 25. Long-legged bird 20. Imitation gold 62. Ford’s “Star Wars” 26. Hershey’s st. 21. Food plans role 27. Early Peruvian 22. Quick look 63. Domain of Conroy’s 28. “Tiny Alice” 23. ____-Picone prince playwright 25. Catches sight of 64. Bombast 29. Show feelings 28. Peel and Steed, e.g. 30. TV exec Arledge 32. Take care of DOWN 31. Mister in Barcelona 33. Wooden support 1. Goat-horned god 33. Plumber’s gadget 35. Curly’s bossy brother 2. Melville novel 34. Ancient: prefix 36. Infrequently 3. Bryn ____ College 37. “Boot” country 39. Genetic messenger: 4. Drover’s nightmare 38. 1982 Hall and Oates abbr. 5. Dish up the soup hit recording 49. Superman, e.g. 56. No. of weeks per annum 40. Writer Gay 6. Misbehave 43. Indiana city 50. Seed coat 57. Conducted 41. ____ time (never) 7. Japanese drama 44. Swing around 52. One of Columbus’ 58. Summer clock 42. City in Illinois 8. “We ___ the World” 46. Danke preceder vessels setting: abbr. 44. Elvis impersonator’s 9. Bucolic stop 47. Turkish generals 53. African dictator 10. Foyt’s forte Solution on P. 22 expression 48. TV units 55. Clever Your Yearly Dementia Test – Exercise the Brain It’s time to take the an- Now spell ‘silk.’ What do West and East Germany) people get on the bus. In nual senior citizen test. Ex- cows drink? During the flight, two en- Reading, six people get off ercise of the brain is as im- Answer: Cows drink wa- gines fail. The pilot, realiz- the bus and nine people get portant as exercise of the ter. If you said ‘milk,’ don’t ing that the last remaining on. P.O. Box 1338 • Lubbock,TX 79408 806-744-2220 • 806-744-2225 Fax muscles. attempt the next question. engine is also failing, decides In Swindon, two people GOLDEN GAZETTE is published As we grow older, it’s im- Your brain is over-stressed on a crash landing. get off and four get on. 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Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 19 Social Security to Introduce A Prepaid Debit Card for Benefits By Peter Laverty Debit cards should be debit card and those with free ATM cash withdrawal and there will be no fee for Seniors are Special has more secure than paper bank accounts to sign up for per deposit per month, but overdrafts, declined transac- been asked by the Treasury checks, treasury and banking direct deposit. the debit card company will tions or inactivity. Department to assist them in experts say. In 58,000 cases Many state agencies in re- charge 90 cents for each ad- Cardholders can opt to re- letting members know about last year, Social Security cent years have offered pre- ditional withdrawal. Like ceive free deposit notifica- them going plastic. checks were forged. Nine paid debit cards to recipients other debit-card holders, us- tions or low-balance alerts Social Security will soon times out of 10, problems of unemployment benefits or ers may also face surcharges via text-message, e-mail or be introducing a prepaid with benefits payments were child support payments, and at many ATMs. Other fees automated phone call. debit card for Social Secu- associated with paper checks. the Federal Emergency Man- include $3 for international The card should bring sub- rity recipients in an effort to PIN numbers protect the agement Agency in 2005 be- ATM withdrawals, 3% on in- stantial savings for the fed- provide safer and cheaper debit card accounts and gan offering debit cards ternational currency ex- eral government. The benefits payments. FDIC insured. loaded with emergency-relief changes, 50 cents for each government’s cost to issue a The Plan: Treasury will The card could mean sig- funds to hurricane victims. online bill payment and 75 paper check was 89 cents in roll out a prepaid debit card nificant cost savings for re- Currently as many as 40 cents per month for paper fiscal year 2006, versus 9 designed for Social Security cipients as well as the fed- million U.S. households ei- statements. cents for an electronic pay- and Supplemental Security In- eral government. People ther have no bank account or Cardholders however will ment. come benefits recipients who signing up for the card will make little use of banking be able to avoid surcharges Four million recipients of don’t have bank accounts. also gain faster access to services, according to an es- at more than 56,000 desig- Social Security and SSI do The Motivation: The their money and avoid some timate from the Chicago- nated ATMs, including those not have a bank account. If move is part of a broader ef- security problems such as based Center for Financial run by 7-Eleven and PNC each of them signed up for fort to provide cheaper, more stolen checks. There will Services Innovation. The Bank. ATM balance inquir- the debit card, the govern- secure benefits payments by however be some cardholder debit card should mean cost ies and cash withdrawals at ment would save as much as shifting away from paper fees associated with Direct savings for many Social Se- a teller window will be free, $44 million a year. checks. Express. curity recipients who use The Outlook: The plan The debit card is part of a check-cashing services to What can’t you do if you put 250 mellons in the in the fridge? may require substantial mar- broader effort by the treasury cash their benefits checks, Shut the door. keting and education to help to move to electronic pay- banking experts say. users understand the card. ments. In 2005, the depart- For benefits recipients The Direct Express debit ment started its Go Direct who sign up for the card, card will be introduced in a campaign designed to en- benefits will be automatically handful of states this spring courage benefits recipients loaded onto the card account and plans to be rolled out na- with bank accounts to switch on the designated payment tionwide by the end of the to direct deposit. In April, the day. Cardholders will be able summer. Dallas-based treasury plans to begin mail- to use the card at ATMs, Comerica Inc.’s Comerica ings to encourage benefits re- bank branches, retail loca- Bank has been selected as the cipients without bank ac- tions and online. card issuer for the program. counts to sign up for the Cardholders will get one Reverse Mortgages Ilona Downey For whatever is Reverse Mortgage Specialist IMPORTANT to you Phone: 806.788.3116 Cell: 806.778.0208 email@example.com If you are 62 or older a reverse mortgage can give you tax free cash and peace of mind. • Stay in your home • No monthly payments • Tax free cash • FHA insured Call For Free Information Page 20 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette Ships: The Gresham was Beautiful By Colin Esler The most solemn cer- nimble seaman shinnies pened next is ex- It can be as difficult to emony I’ve ever witnessed aloft, to the top of the ship’s actly the kind of write about a certain ship as aboard shop also involves a mainmast, and withdraws the thing a female it can be to write about a cer- narrow, pointed flag – a short last ribbon from her hair. ocean might do: she tain woman. one – the commission pen- When he struggles down and saw to it that the lady The Gresham was beauti- nant. As long as the ship stumbles into the crew’s betrayed me. Totally, in ful. She moved sinuously lives, it flies inconspicuously mess and hands the commis- the most humiliating and through the ocean, circum- from her masthead, day and sion pennant to the Old Man, contemptuous way. trunk, to be destroyed by the venting its brute hydraulic night, fair weather and foul. that is the end of the cer- And then the sea let me junkyard crusher, would be force with the artistry of her It never comes down until emony and the ship. Except know she’d done it. Like the knife sheath. shape and motion. She held the day she dies. for memories like mine, this: I had a prized posses- How do I know this to be me in her arms and lulled me That day, the District Ad- which will survive until my sion, that I wore underway true? Because in the last pret- to sleep. miral who made the decision, own decommissioning. whenever I was allowed to tied-up shack in which I en- On winter nights I could and the ship’s officers and That’s why men call ships by nitpicking martinet offic- tertained my Perfidia, one hear the sea – soulless and their wives, dressed in their “she.” I have no idea what ers – a knife sheath made for night the lady looked over in limitless, able to pinch me best, gather in the crew’s today’s female “sailors” call me by a bosun’s mate, a fel- the dark corner where the out as easily as I would kill mess for the funeral services. their ships, or why. I don’t low bodysnatcher I knew on knife sheath lived, and said, a fly – racing past outside A handful of other men, not think sisterhood would Search and Rescue. Over the “What is that ugly thing?” the hull, and I fell asleep, re- dressed in their best, are also cover it. years it had become en- And I took it down! assured by Gresham’s steel. there: one enlisted man from I think I’ve been forgiven crusted with fragments of I think she thinks I’ve paid She was my fighting partner, each department, hand-se- by the sea. For leaving it as I odd marine metal: stainless enough; I can feel it. she kept me alive in storms. lected by the CO on the ba- did. steel, iron, copper and bronze All of this, if you doubt it, We fought for each other. sis of instinct, for fidelity What’s to worry about? – and with leather and fur is in a book by a man named Her picture is on my wall rather than rank. Well, first there’s an old- and skin from muskeg deer Yukio Mishima. I can’t tell now, with her homeward- If the skipper loved his fashioned tradition called and wolves and men – and you about the kind of man bound pennant streaming ship, and is among that rare “paying for your grave:” If perhaps unspeakable things he reputedly was or what he from her top-hamper. breed of antique sea captains you leave the seagoing life, from various SAR cases. It did that made him briefly fa- The homeward-bound who tell the truth about it, and hope to die in bed was my totem. mous, because you might pennant is a varicolored hun- his speech will make the ad- ashore, you must compensate Aahh, she took it away jump to some unwarranted dred-foot strip of cloth flown miral and the wives nervous the ocean every time there- from me. When I left the sea, conclusions about me. But by a ship heading home af- for his chances of promotion. after you have occasion to she made me put marine hy- what matters here is that be- ter a long deployment in for- When he’s done, he steps transit even a small estuary. draulic fluid instead of auto- fore he died he wrote a plod- eign waters – the longest and back and stands there, star- The rule is, you must pan- mobile brake fluid in my car ding novel that was later most gala ensign she ever ing at the farthest bulkhead, handle a coin from another as I drove to my first civil- turned into a duller movie, flies. When she ties up, it’s while silence reigns and his passenger, and donate it, ian job. She knew my car but the title of which – the cut apart and every member wife’s heart sinks. without explanation, to the would fail me, that the brakes title! – was the perfect de- of the crew gets a piece. While out on deck a briny. If you fail in this duty, would lock up, irreparably. scription of everything I’ve your great oceanic mother She knew, when I took it to been trying to tell you about. will come for you, and ar- the junkyard, that the one When you hear it, you’ll un- range a salty demise, even if odd, dark little gargoyle of derstand. The title was “The you think you’re bulwarked, mine that I’d overlook and Sailor Who Fell From Grace Noble Care safeguarded, and guaranteed inadvertently leave in the With the Sea.” proof against your fate in the SOLUTIONS middle of Utah. Patty Noble Funck, LCSW But in my case, there’s more to worry about than the 7212 - Joliet Ste. 6 • Lubbock, TX 79423 possibility that one day some (806) 791-2829 unforeseen impediment might prevent me from sac- A Geriatric Care Management Provider since 1999 rificing to the mighty deep. Because I left the sea for the Offering guidance to seniors and their families, helping them to make decisions about long- and short- term care. sake of a woman. What hap- Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 21 It May be Your Idea of a Good Time By Margaret Merrell interest in looking for a hus- boys made the first touch- quite surprised and It was the spring of 1990 band. A good friend, yes. down! My celebration was speechless as I closed and I had recently moved Husband? No! frozen stone cold by the the door pretty close to from the woods of East Texas One evening this match- sight before me. his backside. to the Hill Country just north maker invited me to his home My “gentleman” friend I just shook my of Austin. The small town of for dinner and, sure enough, had removed his shoes and head and said, “It Lampassas was what some re- he had a gentleman there to was fully reclined in MY may be your ferred to as an old cowboy meet me. The man was nice chair, which irked me. The idea of a town. At one time the wool- looking, well dressed and had only response to my speak- g o o d raising industry was the eco- a very nice personality, a ing was his deep breathing time.... nomic giant and even brought banker from Austin. We did and LOUD snoring! I stood But cer- the railroad. There were many enjoy the evening and dated for a moment debating what tainly not cattle and goat ranches that for several weeks, taking in diabolical thing I could do mine!” contributed to the construc- many concerts, plays etc. to this man! I de- tion of auction barns through- available in Austin. cided to go to my out the area. The time came when I felt office and watch I found the history of the comfortable with my new the game by my- community most interesting friend, so I invited him to self, which I did en- and enjoyed meeting many of dinner at my cabin in the joy because the Boys the older citizens and listen- woods and to watch Mon- won! I even had my own ing to their stories of the past. day night football. The Dal- bowl of popcorn! The people in general were las cowboys were playing After the game I was very friendly and some of some hot rival team. Dinner busy with some them, well .. a little too much went very well and we de- paperwork on so! cided to have dessert in front my computer when “sleep- While getting established of the television so we ing beauty” stepped to the with one of the local banks, would not miss any of the door. No apology or excuse Searching for Your Roots, one of the vice presidents game. I returned our dishes of any kind. “That was made me his “special to the kitchen and decided great,” he sleepily mumbled. April 12 Meeting project.” He enjoyed having to clear the dinner remains, “Now that is what I call hav- Genealogist Pam Casto will present “Searching for me as his guest at a variety stacking the dishes in the ing a really good time.” Your Roots in Courthouse Records” on Saturday, April of luncheons and dinners. He sink and putting the food in “Really?” My response 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. always had several single the refrigerator. was quick and cool and I The meeting of the South Plains Genealogical Soci- gentlemen lined up to intro- All the while I was lis- was down the hall in a flash ety will be held in the Community Room of the Mahon duce to me. Bless his heart! I tening to the game and with the front door open Library, 1306 9th St. had already told him I had no rushed in just as the Cow- waiting for him. He was For more information, contact Vi Zeeck, 794-6849. Lubbock City Election May 10 A drawing to determine the order in which names of PROTECT YOURSELF candidates are printed on the election ballot results are as follows: DON’T LET CRIMINALS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF Mayor District 2 District 4 YOU... FIGHT BACK! Roger Settler Floyd Price Jerry Bell Tom Martin Freddy Green Paul Beane HOME AND SELF DEFENSE PRODUCTS David Miller Armando Gonzales Tom Keisling CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CATALOG OR VISIT US ONLINE Gilbert Montes Gilbert Salinas WWW.STEVENDEVHOMEPROTECTION.COM District 6 City Councilman Jim Gilbreath and Mu- nicipal Court Judge Robert Doty are unopposed. Early voting is April 28 to May 6. Election day is May 10. Page 22 • April 2008 • Golden Gazette Wisconsin’s Flying Trees on Display until April 13 A panel showing graphi- airport was taken over for build the gliders, as those The entire Kingsford facil- learned that the mules’ cally the contribution of glider training. companies were involved in ity was converted to glider stomping had broken Wisconsin’s lumber industry Life expectancy of pilots production of military planes, production, with 4,500 people through the floor of the to the construction of gliders in combat during the war, ac- so firms like the Gibson Re- working around the clock in glider, and their feet were in World War II will remain cording to Silent Wings: frigerator Company and Ford eight-hour shifts. During their hanging out below. on display until April 13 at Bomber Pilots — 1 hour, Motor Company geared up peak production period work- CG-4A gliders were de- Silent Wings Museum. 46 minutes for glider production. ers at Kingsford turned out signed to carry 15 men and Gliders played a sizeable Fighter Pilots — 19 min- During World War II, eight gliders per day. their equipment, or a jeep, part in the war, particularly utes more Waco CG-4A gliders, Glider construction was Howitzer or small bulldozer in Europe, allowing men and Glider Pilots — 17 sec- the workhorse of the glider mainly of plywood, with in addition to limited person- equipment to land behind en- onds force, were built at the Ford tubing used to reinforce the nel. The Waco CG-4A is on emy lines in very tight In January 1943, the Brit- Motor Company Plant in nose. Canvas was stretched display at Lubbock’s Silent spaces, often in the dark. ish sent their Horsa glider to Kingsford, MI than anywhere over the exterior. Floors Wings Museum, along with American glider pilots also the United States for training else in North America. In were made of honeycombed equipment and other glider fought in the Pacific and purposes, most of which took June 1942, a contract was ar- wood. Day recounted one memorabilia. China - Burma - India The- place in North Carolina. A ranged with Ford for 1,000 instance when a glider was Silent Wings Museum is aters during World War II. Horsa is currently being re- CG-4A gliders. Ford had carrying mules, who kept located at Exit 9 off Interstate By the end of the war it is constructed at Silent Wings, been manufacturing its stomping their feet until fi- 27, on the western edge of estimated that 215 billion an exchange with the British, wooden-sided station wagons nally things got quiet. When Preston Smith Airport. For board feet of lumber had been who have received a Waco there since 1931. the glider landed the troops information, call 775-2047. used constructing the gliders. CG-4A from the United That is the equivalent of 2” States for one of their muse- x 4” boards laid end to end that would circle the globe at ums. Both types were used extensively in Europe, par- Energy Assistance Available the equator 2,450 times, or ticularly in the invasion of If you are in need of assistance with your est energy consumption and lowest incomes. go to the moon and back 120 Normandy and the Battle of gas or electric bill, and you are elderly or If you or a family member is in need of times. the Bulge. disabled, 60 years of age and older, the City assistance replacing or repairing your air con- Sixty-five years ago 85% Charles Day, a World War of Lubbock’s Comprehensive Energy Assis- ditioner, heater, water heater or refrigerator, of glider pilots of World War II military glider historian, tance Program is taking applications. contact Carmen Martinez at 775-3081 to see if II had received their wings told an audience at a Silent A grant designed to assist low-income per- you qualify. at what is now Lubbock Wings Museum reception the sons with energy assistance has been re- Contact Neighborhood House at 741-0459 Preston Smith Airport. At the history of the glider program. ceived. for help with a gas or electric bill. If you are time it was known as South Day said there were no Priority is given to the elderly, disabled or disabled under 60 years of age call LIFE/RUN Plains Army Airfield, as the aviation companies that could households with children under 6, with high- at 795-5433. “Local and Live” Wade Wilkes Morning Show 7 to 9:30 a.m. Today’s Ag with Jim Stewart 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Strictly Business with Mark Johnston 5 to 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 23 Want Ads • Want Ads • Want Ads • Want Ads Caring People Needed Are you a recent retiree, empty nester, or someone HAIR CARE FOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS COAST GUARD ON D-DAY Ashley’s Pet Service who enjoys caring for HOMEBOUND For free on-site senior portrait ses- Local man is researching a Guards- others? Join a team of Homebound? 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(Makes chipotles, canned in Whether you know it as salsa mer onions to your salsas. to-make salsa recipes. The about 31D 2 cups.) adobo sauce verde, salsa roja, pico de Their sweet to mild flavor first calls for grilled onions, 1 to 2 teaspoons adobo Roasted Corn sauce from canned gallo or just salsa, this tasty and high water content make the second for raw onions. and Onion Salsa chipotles topping has become the top- them ideal to use raw or Both salsas will add variety 2 ears corn in husks Husk corn and cut kernels selling condiment in North grilled in any kind of salsa. and extra veggies to your (about 11D 4 pounds) from cob using a long- America. During their season, from menu. 1 tablespoon vegetable bladed knife (yields about 2 Salsa can be used to add March to August, yellow, red Grilled Onion Salsa or olive oil cups). Heat oil in large skil- flavor and that extra zip to and white varieties of fresh 2 large onions, sliced 1 cup chopped yellow let over high heat. Add corn eggs, as a sauce over meats spring/summer onions can be 2 large tomatoes, onion and sauté for about 2 min- and vegetables, or spooned identified by their thin, light- chopped 1/2 cup coarsely utes or until lightly golden. 1/4 cup seeded jalapeño chopped cilantro Add onion and sauté 1 onto baked potatoes, pizza or colored skins. peppers, chopped leaves minute longer. Remove from pasta. Onions not only provide 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, 3 tablespoons freshly heat and combine with all In addition to being flavor- nutrients and flavor, they also chopped squeezed lime juice ful, salsa is also popular be- provide health-promoting other ingredients in bowl. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon sugar (Makes 12 servings or 3 cause it’s easy to make at phytochemicals that protect Freshly squeezed lime 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin cups.) home and is very low in cho- against cataracts, cardiovas- juice seeds, crushed in lesterol, fat, sugar and calo- cular disease and certain Salt mortar To add flavor and variety ries. That means it fits well types of cancer. 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