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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            tweis@unitedtexas.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.                             mail@lubbockarts.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: ktxttv@ttu.edu
                                                                  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: ktxttv@ttu.edu 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
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                                                                                        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
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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
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and keep on seeking. Knock, and                                                                     p2
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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              elva@ecentral.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- pgriffith@mylubbock.us
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!
  LUBBOCK SENIOR CENTER                 RAWLINGS COMMUNITY AND                   SIMMONS COMMUNITY                         MAGGIE TREJO                                       HOMESTEAD SENIOR
          M-F 8 am-5 pm                     SENIOR CENTER                        AND SENIOR CENTERS                        SUPERCENTER                                            PROGRAM
  Tues. 8 am-8 pm Sat 9 am-1 pm             M-F 8:30 am-4 pm                        M-F 8:30 am-4 pm                       M-F 8:30 am-4 pm                                     M-F 9 am-3 pm
          2001 19th Street                     213 40th Street                   E. 23rd and Oak Avenue                      3200 Amherst                                       5401 56TH Street
          (806) 767-2710                      (806) 767-2704                         (806) 767-2708                         (806) 767-2705                                      (806) 687-7898
  INTERNET CAFÉ                              RAWLINGS WILL BE                 INTRO TO MS WORD                       SEWING CLASSES                                  APRIL BIRTHDAY
  Bring your laptop and enjoy a                CLOSED FROM                    Tue, 1:00 pm                           Mon & Wed 12:30 – 2:00 pm                       CELEBRATION
  cup of coffee! 50+                        APRIL 14 ~ LATE MAY               Learn the basics of Microsoft                                                          Fri, April 4 at 4 pm
  Free Wireless Internet!                   FOR RENOVATIONS!                  Word. 50+ Ongoing                      FIELD TRIP: PECAN RIDGE                         Bring your favorite dish to
                                                                                                                     Tue, April 1 1:00 – 2:30 pm                     celebrate our April birthdays!
  MACHINE SEWING                        If you need transportation to         AARP                                   Pre-register!                                   Free with covered dish!
  Every Monday, 9:30 am                 another senior center during          Thu, April 3, 1 pm
  Use our machines and work             our renovations, please call          Learn about issues important           BAILANDO POR UN SUEÑO                           SIT AND BE FIT
  on a project!                         767-2710!                             to seniors. Free                       Tue, April 8 & 22 12:30 – 2:00                  Every Tue & Wed 9:45 am
  FITNESS FOR LIFE                                                                                                                                                   Low impact muscle toning for
                                        DOMINO TOURNAMENT                     WALK YOUR WAY TO HEALTH                MOVIE MATINEE                                   seniors. Enjoy our new
  M-F 8 am-5 pm, Tue to 8 pm            Tuesday, April 3rd 1 pm               Tue and Thu, 10 am                     Thu, April 10 & 24 12:30 pm                     treadmill. Free!
  Try out our new fitness               Register by: 12:30 pm Free!           Enjoy a brisk walk with friends!
  equipment! 50+ Free!
                                                                                                                     FIELD TRIP: APPLE                                       HODGES COMMUNITY
                                        BINGO & COVERED DISH                  HOT-HIGHER ORDER THINK-                ORCHARD
  QUILTING CLUB                                                                                                                                                                  CENTER
                                        Friday, Apr 4 5-7 pm                  ING                                    Tue, April 15 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  Every Wed, 10 am                                                                                                                                                             M-F 8:30 am-Noon
                                        Bring a dish, share your              Mon, April 13, 12:30 pm                Pre-register!
  Stitch, sew and share your                                                                                                                                                  (No Lunch Served)
                                        favorite recipe, and enjoy            Enjoy informative, helpful and
  quilting ideas with friends!                                                                                                                                                   4011 University
                                        fellowship with friends. Free!        lively conversation! Free              BALLOON VOLLYBALL
                                        Bingo 50 cents/card                                                                                                                      (806) 767-3706
  CREATIVE COOKING FOR 2                                                                                             SCRAMBLER
  Fri, April 25 10:00 am                                                      SENIOR BREAKFAST                       Wed, April 16 1:00 – 3:00 pm                     SPRING IS SPRUNG
  Learn to cook fun and simple          TEX-MEX COOKING                       Tue, April 14, 8:30-10:00 am                                                            POT-LUCK LUNCH
  meals for two! Pre-register!          Carne Guisada                         Cost: $1                               TOURNAMENTS                                      Tue, April 15, Noon
                                        Sat, April 5, 10 am-Noon                                                     Horseshoe, Apr 24, 1:00 Free                     Bring a dish and enjoy the
  BRIDGE CLUB                           Learn to cook traditional             FIELD TRIP- ELM BROOK                  Dominos, Apr 30, 12:30 Free                      fellowship!
  Every Friday 1-3 pm                   Mexican food and then lunch           Thu, April 20, 9:30 am                 Pool, Apr 23, 12:30 Free
  Enjoy this challenging game           on your recipes! Pre-register                                                                                                 SENIOR FUN & FITNESS
                                                                              Pre-register!                          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 wereinka@ix.netcom.com


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                                                                                                              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. That same year Al                 ◆ ◆ ◆                      Well, I hope that you and

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           Lubbock, Texas 79401                  ◆ ◆ ◆
                                           He was more than a           potato field with a steamroller?
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                                                                          Because he wanted mashed
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                                                                                                                      Golden Gazette • April 2008 • Page 15


                         Family Matters In Retirement Planning
   (NAPSA)-What does the          els or the realization of mate-      • Get Professional Help.        professional help to develop       goes way beyond dollars and
future hold? 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.
   According to a recent sur-     the birth of a child or grand-    your financial position, iden-     it’s evident that family is at        For more information on
vey conducted by the Lincoln      child and children moving out     tify your wants and needs for      the heart of our past, present     ensuring your retirement fu-
Retirement Institute, an inter-   of the house.                     retirement, and develop a pro-     and future.                        ture,       please         visit
nal think tank created by Lin-       The old adage “never mix       active plan to make those             Preparing for retirement        www.lincolnfinancial.com.
coln Financial Group, nearly      family and finances” doesn’t      goals a reality.
two-thirds of baby boomers        always apply. The Lincoln Re-        • Prepare for Retirement
said they would be more in-       tirement Institute has identi-    Together. It’s important to in-
clined to ask an older version    fied four important tips for      volve your spouse or partner
of themselves about the wel-      boomers to consider as they       in the emotional and financial
fare of their spouse or chil-     plan for their retirement fu-     aspects of planning for your
dren versus wanting to know       tures and the futures of their    retirement future together.
about their own activity lev-     loved ones:                       More than one-third of sur-
                                                                    vey respondents recognized
                                                                    their spouse or partner as                                The choice
                                                                    playing the most significant                    for quality home health care.
                                                                    role in helping them prepare
                                                                    for retirement.
                                                                                                                           MAIN OFFICE
                                                                                                                  10207 Indiana Ave. • Lubbock, TX 79423
                                                                       • Expect the Unexpected.                  (806) 747-8972 • Fax (806) 747-8965
                                                                    The survey revealed that
                                                                    boomer women were twice as               ELMBROOK ESTATES OFFICE
                                                                    likely as boomer men to want                5301 66th St., Rm.1000 • Lubbock, TX 79424
                                                                    to know if they were a finan-                (806) 783-8878 • Fax (806) 783-8986
                                                                    cial burden on their children
                                                                    in retirement. This generation
                                                                                                                     LITTLEFIELD OFFICE
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                                                                    places high value on indepen-                     (806) 385-1904 • Fax (806) 385-5905
                                                                    dence and must plan to ad-
                                                                    dress the financial challenges                GRAND COURT OFFICE
                                                                    they may face throughout their                  4601 71st St., Ste. 231, Lubbock, TX 79424
                                                                    retirement years, such as ris-                   (806) 785-4006 • Fax (806) 785-4211
                                                                    ing health care costs, the un-
                                                                                                                  VENTURA PLACE OFFICE
                                                                    expected loss of a loved one,                  3026 54th St., Ste. 315, Lubbock, TX 79413
                                                                    accounting for market volatil-                   (806) 793-2662 • Fax (806) 793-2636
                                                                    ity and inflation, and sustain-
                                                                    ing income for life.                                CARILLON OFFICE
                                                                       • Leave a Legacy. One-                    1717 Norfolk Ave., Ste. 2105, Lubbock, TX 79416
                                                                    third of boomers surveyed                        (806) 281-6192 • Fax (806) 791-3415
                                                                    feared they might run out of                    PETERSBURG OFFICE
                                                                    money. As we face a poten-                       1520 Main Street, Petersburg, TX 79250
Preparing for retirement goes way beyond dollars and                tially volatile economy, it is                   (806) 667-1500 • Fax (806) 667-9401
cents. 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



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  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-
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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
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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.


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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-
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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


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Salsa Is A Tasty Step In Tune With A Healthy Lifestyle
   (NAPSA)-Increasingly,          tion of flavor, texture and        cholesterol levels.             seeds. Season with salt and    2 to 3 teaspoons diced
salsa is the sauce that’s boss.   color, add fresh spring/sum-          Here are two fresh, easy- fresh lime juice. (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. Other natu-       Grill the onion slices.         1 teaspoon bottled
                                                                                                                                 to your menus, check out the
with an active, healthy           rally occurring chemicals          Coarsely chop the grilled         crushed red pepper
                                                                     rings and mix with the            flakes or 1 to 2 table
                                                                                                                                 salsa and chutney recipes
lifestyle.                        found in onions are linked to                                                                  available at www.onions-
   For the ultimate combina-      lowering blood pressure and        chopped tomatoes, jalapeño        spoons minced fresh
                                                                     peppers, cilantro and cumin       chilies                   usa.org.



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