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8 The Julian News Wanted 2,500 New California Organ Donors With February being the "Month of Love," traffic violators can easily give an ultimate gift of love, by joining California's Organ Donor program. Some of the state's largest traffic schools will be offering to every student attending, a DMV Organ Donor card. The February donor enrollment effort is expected to add 2,500 little pink organ donor dots on driver's licenses around the state. A traffic school owner based in Oceanside, CA, heads the statewide effort. Ken Harrison. a traffic safety expert for over 15 years, explains, "In every traffic school class, an instructor must check everyone's drivers license when they first come into a class." Ha rrison added that when an instructor doesn't see a pink dot on a license, the student will be asked to become a donor, and given the DMV form. A short discussion and explanation of California's donor program will start each traffic course. Harrison claims 'that roughly 20% of drivers statewide are already donors. He says most people, when offered, will accept the privilege of becoming an organ donor, "especially when they see how easy it is to simply put a small card in your wallet and a pink dot on your license." From previous surveys in his classes, Harrison says the main reasons one does not become a donor is they are too afraid to face death and the reality that we all die at some point, or the fear of ending up in a hospital on life support and having a doctor decide to pull the plug in order to harvest organs, which he points out is against federal law. He also notes that organ donation is against some religions. For those people wishing, to refuse organ donation, Harrison advises, "On the DMV donor card, there is a place to check if you absolutely do not want to donate your organs. This would make it legally binding and override one's family needing to be involved in the decision." A non-profit organization, California Donate Life, actually took over the donor registration program from the state in 2005. Harrison encourages that to make it completely official and legal, in addition to having a pink donor sticker, drivers should go on line to the organization's web site donatelifecalifornia.org and also register. Harrison pointed out that often times in the rush of a medical emergency, paramedics don't always grab the patient's wallet or purse. Upon admission hospitals are legally required to check with the Donate Life California organization to confirm a patient's donor status and their stated intent and wishes. The three participating traffic schools in the statewide campaign are the Fun N Cheap Comedy Traffic Schools; the I'll Never Speed Again Comedy Traffic Schools; and the Gay Community Traffic Schools. All three offer DMV approved traffic violator classes statewide. Local contact information and location of classes may be.found on a violator's list of approved traffic schools that is provided by a traffic court, or from the official traffic school list published by the DMV. When the Panama Canal was built in 1914, it _shortened the sea voyage from New York to.San Francisco from one of me re than ,13,000 miles to one of less than 5,200 miles. Vitamin D Deficiency: (NAPSA)--According to some experts, nearly 50 percent of Americans have less than optimal blood levels of vitamin D. Is your family getting enough of this very important vitamin? "Most Americans know vitamin D helps strengthen bones and teeth, but there is a wealth of new evidence showing it helps promote colon health and also helps sup- port the immune system function. That's important, because a healthy immune system is critical for overall health and wellness," said Marie Spano, MS, RD, a vita- min expert and consultant for Wellesse'~' supplements. "What's troubling is the number of people who are unknowingly vitamin D deficient," she added. Spano says many experts believe the current Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin D is too low. "It's double jeopardy. Many Americans don't meet the RDA of 400 International Units [IUs] of vitamin D and many experts recommend consuming an even greater amount, up to 1,000 IUs of vitamin D daily." To determine if your family is at risk, Spano says to consider the following: Where Do You Live? Vitamin D is sometimes called the sun- shine vitamin since our bodies create vitamin D3---the preferable form of vitamin D--from sunlight exposure. However, living in Northern states where sun expm sure is reduced, especially during the winter, or living in smog-filled urban areas, may make it difficult to attain sufficient vitamin D from the sun alone. Plus, many derma- tologists don't recommend getting vitamin D from the sun, due to skin cancer risk. Do You Spend A Lot Of Time Indoors And/Or Wear Sun- screen? If you're indoors a great deal or wear sunscreen when out- side, you may also be vitamin D deficient. A~e You Young Or Old? One study of more than 380 children and teens found that more than Is Your Family At Risk? To learn your vitamin D levels, ask your doctor about a rapid vit- amin D test that measures your blood levels of the vitamin. one-half had low blood levels of vitamin D. The elderly, too, are often vitamin D deficient. What's Your Ethnicity? African Americans and those with a darker skin pigment make far less vitamin D than other populations. Do You Drink Enough Milk? Eat Beef Liver? Fortified milk is a good source of vitamin D. To meet the RDA from milk alone, adults need to drink four cups of milk daily. Nonfortified dietary sources of vitamin D include sar- dines, mackerel, herring and beef liver. For most Americans, these are not daily food choices, so alter- nate vitamin D sources are needed. To learn your vitamin D levels, ask your doeter about a rapid vita- min D test that measures your blood levels of the vitamin. To increase vitamin D intake, Spano suggests families add a liquid vita- min D supplement, such as new Wellesse Vitamin D3, m their daily regimen. "Liquid supplements are an easy way for the whole family to get enough vitamin D. They are especially helpful with young chil- dren and teens who don't like swallowing pills." Wellesse Vitamin D is available at Walgreens and Stop & Shop. For more information, including a coupon for $2.00 off Wellesse Vita- min D, visit www~wellesse.com. In February, TV stations will only broadcast with digital signals. People who receive TV through an antenna may lose reception if they don't take certain actions by the end of the year. PBS offers resources to help make the switch. Visit pbs.org/dtv or call 1-888-CALL-FCC. Ifi Ubisoft's "Petz Sports" for the Nintendo Wii, players adopt and care for a dog. Dress up your dog in more than 100 cute outfits, play fetch or jump rope with your dog and train your dog to compete in different sport-racing activities. To learn more, visit www.petz.com. January 28, 2009 PETS OF THE WEEK Hero is a mate 7-years-young Pit Bull/Mix who arrived at the shelter as a stray. After a needed bath and spruced up with a bandanna, he is happy to show you his smiling face and his handsome good looks. With age comes maturity and Hero is a well-mannered guy who is mellow but also enjoys a good trot around the block. No matter how bad your day is, he will be there to greet you with his notorious grin that will put a smile on your face and rescue you from the doldrums. Typical of his breed, he is very loyal and friendly towards his human pals and can't wait to find his forever home. Hero can be adopted for the Senior Fee of just $35. ID#A1241793 Tag#C508 Jeremy is a 2 1/2 year old neutered sweetheart. He is so handsome, and wears his medium-length black fur "coat" regally. In between hanging out with you and some very important napping appointments. he wouldn't mind if you would brush him to keep him looking his best. In this economy, one of the safe~,t investments you could make is in a new forever friend, so please come meet Jeremy today. His "address" at the shelter is ID#A1094688 Tag#C739, so come visit him today. He can be adopted for $58. All adoption fees include vaccinations, spaying/neutering (upon adoption), a microchip and free Vet visit. Dog fees also include a 1 year license. Cubby and Kaya 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. '"WE DO A LAND OFHCE BUSINESS" . Find Out How You Can Get Your Free One Year l~.E Home Warranty! Call Today! P.O. BOX 636 JULIAN, CA. 92036 760.765.0035 fax 760.765,3823 210 Pale Vei'de Snow Birds! 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Peaceful and secluded. $189,000 848 MANZANITA 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, .38 Acre - 1920 Sq.Ft., Huge family room w/fireplace. Perfect home for two separate 1 bedroom, Living units, access from two streets, lots of parking, lovely yard. Enter from Pheasant Drive. GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY The Julian Hardware Store and Mercantile has been operating in the same location in the heart of historic Julian since 1949! Excellent location. Well established. Recently remodeled. Consistent income. Locally and tourist s~pported. 01d fashioned, ~nom and pop atmosphere with all your modern day hardware needs. Please call Sprague Realty for more details. $350,000 + invento $360,000 VACANT LAND OP ORTUNITIES 37+ACRES, NEWLY REMODELED 2 Bd. Cabin On Volcan Mt. Hunting & Relaxing, Year Round Stream Runs Near Cabin. Beautiful 01d Growth Cedars. Locked Gate For Security. Occasional Snow- fall. Large Fireplace. Warm And Cozy $750,000 i2485 Washington #4 Mobile Home available in beautiful Golden Nugget park. 3bd, lba, remodeled kitchen, sculptured walls, tile kitchen, dining and entry. Great location, beautiful and private park. $45,000 RENTALS BORREG0 SPRINGS: Beautiful .53 Acre parcel of flat land located on corner lot with water meterinstalled, electricity close, great views. $86,000 MASON VALLEY: 67 acres of flat land, has well, septic, old shed, trees, views, easy acce~;s on S-22. $385,000 CUYAMACA: 34791 NATCHEZ TRAIL, .64 acres, very usable, beautiful trees, septic installed, electricity and water at property. Pad ready to build. $209,000 "WYNOLA: 4.74 ACRES TOTAL Wynola: 3.51 Acre wooded parcel with building pad and county approved septic layout for 3BR home. $235,000 Oak Hill Lane: 1.23 acre parcel has county approved septic layout for 2BR. Electricity at corner. Majestic oaks and views. $135,000 .84 ACRES IN WHISPERING PINES: 3BR septic layout. Great access. Beautiful trees. Gentle slope. $160,000 716 HACIENDA DRIVE- KENTWOOD: .47 Acres with septic and water meter, good views, level lot, access on two roads. $124,900 WHISPERING PINES LOT: .22 Acres. County approved septic layout approved for one bedroom home. $63,000 We do property management and weekend vacation rentals. Call us for information! SHELTER VALLEY - 3 bedroom 2 bath on 1 acre. $900/mo 2605 PAYSON 1 bedroom, 1bath, plus Extra room $700/mo 2605 LOT A ROAD, Studio Apartment. Utilities Included. Coin Laundry Available. $600/mo 1799 WHISI;ERING PINES DRIVE. 3 Bd. 2ba 1 Acre. New Carpet, New Tile. Laundry with Washer And Dryer, Family Room and Living Room. $1500/mo 1240 VOLCAN VIEW - lbd.. Lower Apartment. Nice Deck, New Carpet, Stack Washer/dryer. Electricity Included $700/m0 3530 LAKEVIEW - 3.41 Acres. 3bd.. 2ba., 1320 sq.ft., 2 Story, Deck. 2 Car Gar., $1300/mo 1912 MAIN STREET JULIAN, 2BD., 1BA., Big Yard, across from the Julian Coffee House, 6reat Location. $1500/mo