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14 The Julian News January 20, 2010 SERVICES Demolition/Bobcat i Bruce Strachota Grading, Demolition, Underground Utilities, Dump Truck, Excavation, Loader, Bobcat Rental, Rock & Base cell: 619-972-0152 Photography Bull Dozer Services Dozer Work 760-749-1782 Clearing, Gradin00 Roads $8o/hour No Move In Charges Larry Herman The LATCH system makes it easier to be sure your child's car seat is installed correctly every time. Just clip it to the lower anchors, attach the top tether, and pull the straps tight. To find out more, visit safercar.gov. LATCH 0 U,S. Department of Transportation PETS OF THE WEEK Lancelot is a handsome 1.5 year old neutered black kitty who arrived at the shelter as a stray. He is an outgoing character who will stick his paws through the bars of his cage to "wave" you to come over and visit with him. Lancelot doesn't mind being held by his human pals and gobbles up as much attention as he possibly can from his 2-legged friends. Still a youngster, he enjoys playing with his toys while showing off how quickly he can subdue a catnip mouse. He would probably do well in a multiple cat household as he has only shown positive behavior towards the other cats in his cattery. If you are looking for a feline who enjoys being petted, held, and teased with toys, then come to the shelter and meet Lancelot today. He can be adopted for $58. ID#A1154053 Tag#C997 Glenda is a 3 year old female Pit Mix who came to the shelter as a stray and is a favorite among the volunteers. This friendly gal is looking for a home with a large yard to play in and fun pet parents to use positive reinforcement techniques to continue her training. Indicative of her breed, Glenda is a quick learner and very loyal toward her human pals. With a smile that can light up your day and a tail that doesn't stop wagging, Glenda will be a great addition to a dog savvy family looking for a four-legged pal who can look past the breed's negative history and see Glenda for the wonderful companion she is. Glenda can be adopted for $69. ID#A1311633 Tag#C496 All adoption fees include vaccinations, spaying/neutering (upon adoption), a microchip and free Vet visit. Dog fees also include a 1 year license. Lancelot and Glenda are at our Central County Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego. The Shelter hours are 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday or visit www.sddac.com for more information. Strange But True by Samantha Weaver It was American humorist Evan Esar who came up the following definition: "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions." The Emperor Charlemagne, who conquered much of Western and Central Europe during the first century, had an unusual relationship with his daughters. He refused to allow them to get married, but he evidently had no objections to their forming, shall we say, less formal relationships. He doted on his illegitimate grandchildren and even gave money and gifts to their fathers. If you look at a list of the names of the 50 states, you'll find every letter of the alphabet except Q. For reasons unknown, a law in New Jersey forbids the sale of cabbage on Sunday. You won't be surprised to learn that the most dangerous device that is common in the modern world is the automobile. You might be surprised to learn, though, that the second most dangerous is the stair step. You've probably never heard of Countess Rosa Branicka, but she accomplished an amazing feat. In the mid-19th century, at the age of 63, the wealthy Polish noblewoman became ill. The diagnosis given by experts in Germany was breast cancer, and immediate surgery was recommended. For reasons unknown, the countess declined the treatment, then set about purchasing her own surgical instruments. Once all the tools were assembled, Branicka checked into a hotel in Paris and removed the tumor herself. Reports indicate that she healed well and quickly, and lived to the ripe old age cf 82. The only chemical element that is not a solid at a temperature of absolute zero is helium; it remains a liquid. Thought for the Day: "1 have not fai/ec/. /'ve just found 10,000 ways that won't work."-- Thomas A. Edison (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. Understanding And Coping With Low Back Pain (NAPSA)-If you're one of the estimated 26 million Americans dealing with frequent or persistent back pain, being able to work, participating in your favorite activities or just taking long walks can be difficult or even impossible. Many conditions can cause low back pain. As people age, normal wear and tear on the body can result in muscle and bone deterioration. Injuries and trauma can also cause low back pain-even something as simple as lifting a heavy suitcase into the trunk of a car can strain the back. Low back pain can also be a sign of a more serious underlying problem, such as arthritis, osteoporosis or a herniated disc. That's why it's important to seek medical attention if you're experiencing low back pain-it shouldn't be ignored. "At some point, almost everyone experiences low back pain. The key is to treat it correctly so that it doesn't become a recurring or chronic problem," said Dr. Perry G. Fine of the American Pain Foundation. "It's important to find a health care provider who can properly assess your condition. Communicating effectively about your pain is critical-where and when does it hurt, what makes it feel better or worse, does it come and go or is it continuous? This information will help your health care provider develop an appropriate, individualized treatment plan." Coping with chronic low back pain can be frustrating, but there are many things-alone or in combination-that your health care provider may suggest that can help: Rest-but only for a short time: Resting sore muscles can help to ease pain, but remain active. Staying in bed more than one or two days can actually make your pain worse and lead to other problems such as stiff joints and muscle weakness. Medication: A combination of prescription and over-the- counter medications is often used as part of a treatment plan for low back pain. Your doctor will decide which option (if any) is best based on your medical history, allergies and other medications you may be taking. Everyone's pain is unique and different. Your doctor may switch your medication-or try a combination of medications-to find the right fit for you. Exercise: Exercise that strengthens back and abdominal muscles can help with recovery and prevent pain in the future, These core muscles support the spine, and building them up can improve posture, maintain balance and decrease your chance of injury. Your health care provider can provide a list of exercises to fit your needs. Massage therapy: Massage therapy can be used as part of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treatment and may be combined with physical therapy, acupuncture and medication. Dr. Fine recommends that caregivers and those battling low back pain should learn as much as they can and be actively involved in their own treatment plan. One of the resources available to learn more is Partners Against Pain(r), www. partnersagainstpain, com. The Web site contains a wide variety of information on painful conditions, resources such as pain assessment and measurement tools, and links to pain education and advocacy groups. The Web site can help people with low back pain and their caregivers better understand the condition and improve their ability to talk about pain with their health care provider. People can also find information about low back pain through the American Pain Foundation's Web site, www. painfoundation.org or by calling (888) 615-PAIN (7246). Partners Against Pain(r) is a national education program provided by Purdue Pharma L.P. I t f In 1930, Vannevar Bush, an American electrical engineer, built the first reliable analog computer. Letters continued from page 2 more than enough traffic deaths and injuries. I would hate to think what it would be if more gasoline available. Realistically alcohol problems are individual faults and not the fault of the manufacturer or seller just as gun problems are not the fault of the manufacturer or seller. Dick Thilken Dear Friends of Julian Medical Clinic, Julian is a unique community that gives our clinic the opportunity to enjoy what we do everyday. Our staff at Julian Medical Clinic strives to provide the best care for our patients and it is rewarding to see the results of our efforts. We have come a long way in the last year, re-establishing confidence and connecting with many of you in our efforts to achieve our goal of a new clinic. We will be implementing a new Electronic Medical Records system, Telemedicine for Specialty Care, Patient Education, Digital X-ray, among other improvements in this coming year. It is important to have the right environment as well as the tools to continue to provide the very best of medical care. The expanded waiting room planned in the new clinic will be a welcome relief on our busy days. We look forward to the opportunity to repay the Julian community for your efforts and support of our new clinic. With escrow about to close and the remodel to start shortly afterwards any additional financial donations will be greatly appreciated and will help to achieve our goals in the coming months. Donations should be made to The Julian Medical Foundation, PO Box 2512, Julian, CA 92036 or dropped off at the Julian Medical Clinic on Washington St. Thank you, Sally Baldwin, Site Manager Letter to Editor We greatly appreciate your printing the weekly Julian- Cuyamaca Fire activity log. Now, we would like our newspaper to include a report from our law enforcement office about the crimes committed in our town and include names of suspects. We feel this may be a deterrent to break-ins, etc. Vee Lumpkins for us Senior Citizens Editors Note - We have attempted in the past five years to include just such a "Police Blotter" with no support from the Sheriff's Office or the Highway Patrol. We have also had interested community members volunteer to compile this information, without Success. To The Editor - I have noticed several letters that have expressed displeasure at the signs on the gas station. First, they are clean and neat looking, and second, they look fine to me. Finally I can't tell you how glad I am that there isn't a "Closed for Business" hanging on the door. We are very grateful that they are there. Even nicer is the way they treat their customers. They behave as though they are happy to see me and help in any way they can. I have a "disabled" plate on my car and I have never had to ask for help and if I buy something heavier than a newspaper they carry it out for me. The station is clean and neat, they are clean and neat, and I am delighted by their service. Sincerely Kevin Brick Chef's Corner continued from page 6 enhances the flavors of whatever you combine it with while adding creaminess to your smoothie. When selecting tofu, look for the softer, silken varieties, as they are easier to incorporate in most drink or sauce recipes. Try these nutritious, vitamin- packed smoothies to ensure you start your day the healthy way. FRUITY TOFU SMOOTHIE 1 cup soft tofu 1 banana, divided 1/2 cup soy milk or orange juice 1/2 cup plain or vanilla soy yogurt 1/2 cup strawberries or blueberries, fresh or frozen, divided 1/4 cup wheat germ 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar Blend the tofu, half the banana, soy milk or orange juice, yogurt, half the strawberries or blueberries and the wheat germ until fairly smooth. Add the remaining banana and strawberries and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 3 to 4 (8 ounce) glasses. MEAL IN A BLENDER 1 1/2 cups apple juice 1 cup soft tofu 1 banana, sliced 1/2 orange, peeled and seeded, or 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 small, raw sweet potato, peeled and diced into cubes OR 1 small carrot, sliced into rounds 1/4 cup chopped kale or spinach, fresh or frozen 1/4 cup wheat germ 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar Puree all of the ingredients together in small batches until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 4 to 5 (8 ounce) glasses. Ange/a Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children's author, culinary historian and the author of six cookbooks. Her new cookbook is "The New African-American Kitchen." She is known as The Kitchen Diva and is the executive producer and host of "The Kitchen Diva!" cooking show on Hu/u.com. Visit her Web site at www.divapro. com. Her new inspirational book is "Ten /ngredients for a Joyous Life and a Peaceful Home -- A Spiritual Memoir," co-written with Pastor Salem Robinson, Jr. (www. dunnsmemoria/.com). (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Julian Library Hours Monday closed Tuesday 9:00 - 8 Wednesday 9:00 - 6 Thursday 9:00 - 6 Friday 9:00 - 5 Saturday 9:00 - 5 Sunday closed 1850 Highway 78 765 - 0370