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12 The Julian News EARTH TALK00' Questions & Answers About Our Environment Dear EarthTalk: Are all the commercial messages kids are bombarded with today having. any noticeable negative effects? And if so what can a concerned parent like me do to limit my own kids' exposure to so much advertising and marketing? -- Jason Baldino, ' Somerset, NJ No doubt, marketers are hard at work targeting our children with their messages and creating young demand for their products. Companies' in the U.S. today spend some $17 billion yearly advertising to chi!dren, a 150-fold increase from just a few decades ago. Some cash-strapped school districts have even started selling ads on and sometimes in their school buses as a way to bolster sagging education budgets. To be an American kid today is to be bombarded with marketing messages and sales pitches. It's no wonder that, given the amount of advertising and marketing they endure, young people in our society are experiencing record levels of obesity and problems with credi{ card debt. common wildlife species, while another found that the average American kid is exposed to more than 25,000 television ads spanning some 10,700 minutes over the course of just one year.• The result of all this aggressive marketing to kids is not just excessive materialism and obesity, but also a host of other problems including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders, .increased .violence, and family stress. "Economically, societally and ecologically," CNAD reports, "this is unsustainable and not the best path for children." Againstthis backdrop of media and marketing saturation, what can be done to help steer our kids in a more healthy direction? Given that shielding American kids from these messages would be nearly impossible, the next best thing is teaching them how to parse through the different come-ons and solicitations they are exposed to these days at nearly every turn. CNAD's free, downloadable 32-page booklet "Tips for Parenting in a Commercial Culture" offers loads of useful information on how to limit kids' exposure to commercial influences that come via the television, computer or mail slot, and replacing those lost hours with new Opportunities for more beneficial activities. Examples abound: playing board or card games, going on a walk or tlike, riding bikes, and much more. One study found that the average American kid is exposed to more than 25, 000 television ads spanning some I O, 700 minutes over the course of just one year. According to the non-profit Center for a New American Dream (CNAD), a leading proponent for more ecologically sustainable and community- oriented lifestyles in the United States, this incessant marketing is turning our children "into little consumers, alienating them from nature, getting them used to unhealthy diets filled With junk foods, and making them want ever more stuff." The group points to several disturbing studies, such as one that showed how U.S. children could recognize more Pokemon characters than photo by iStockphoto The booklet •also elaborates on how to limit or rid commercial influences in schools and other places where kids spend time away from home. Another great resource for parents and teachers looking to reduce commercial influences on kids is the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a coalition of more than two dozen other groups started by consumer advocate and author Susan Linn. The coalition advocates for the adoption of government policies that limit corporate marketers' access to kids and works to mobilize parents, educators and health care providers to stop the commercial exploitation of children. Teachers love the coalition's free downloadable Guide to Commercial-Free Book Fairs while concerned parents can download the Guide to Commercial-Free Holidays in order to help themselves and their kids resist the hype. CONTACTS: Center for a New American Dream, www. newdream.org; Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, www. commercialfreechildhood, org. EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazihe (www. en2agazine.com ). Send questions to: ea-rthtalk@emagazine.com. Charging Stations continued from page 1 plug-in units at 1,000 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Joaquin Valley, the Los Angeles basin and San Diego- County, the governor said. Taste Of Julian continued from page 11 served basis for $25 at Town Hall the day of the event. Free parking will be available at the Catholic Church's parking lot on 4th Street if you mention you are attending the Taste of Julian. "Your ticket is your passport to sample menu specialties from some of our popular locations," explains Diana Garrett, chairman of the event and a member of the Julian Merchants Association board which is sponsoring the event. Participants will pick up colored wristbands to easily identify them along with a map of participating restaurants & wineries upon check-in at Town Hall on April 14th. The self-guild tour allow participants to visit participating restaurants at their own pace, in any order they choose within the specified time frame, and enjoy the unique atmosphere each restaurant has to offer• Taste of Julian is a fundraiser to benefit the Julian Merchants • Association, a non-profit association. Proceeds enhance and protect this historic district. For more information contact Diana Garrett, at 760-221-9608. Ramona Garden Tour 2012 Promises More Gardens, More Inspiration By Regina Elling The 2012 version of the Ramona Garden Tour and Plant Sale, set for April 28, promises to be bigger, better and more inspiring than ever before. This year's tour--the • fifth annual for the club--boasts an impressive seven gardens, in addition to a huge plant sale and vendor booths. Three ofthe gardens are located within walking distance of each other, and the gardens' owners are also friends. Each has used similar elements--birdhouses, plants and art--in unique ways in their own yards. Another .garden features succulents and cactus. At one home, nothing goes to waste and the homeowner repurposes as much garden art as she can. One backyard has a park-like setting• with oaks and large rock formations. To round out the unique visions of local homeowners, one garden features more than 250 roses. The Tour takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Headquarters for this year's tour and Plant Sale is the relatively new Ramona Library, 1275 Main Street; just look for the activities around the back parking lot. The Plant Sale, which is free and open to the public, is now larger than in previous years, with more room for parking, Ioading and shopping the vendor booths. Hundreds of locally grown salvias, succulents, vegetables, palm trees, kangaroo paws and more will be available. All plants are healthy and vigorous. Garden club members will be on hand to help answer any questions. Raffle of a large basket filled with gardening, items rounds out the day's events. Tour tickets are $20 and will be available at the end of February and art the plant sale on Tour day. Tickets will also be available at Sun Valley Florist, 758 Main St. and Crazy 9 Patch Quilt Shop, •••••••••••0•••0•0••••••••••••• • __.,.,oo..,..,.,L /'00AI00DIPT: & Julk Im In : Vl00R r Z:l. 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How many times did 7-foot- 7-inch center Manute Bol lead the NBA in blocked shots per game for a season? 5. Who holds the New York Rangers record for most goals and points in a season? 6. How many times has the 60-point mark in the regular- season standings been exceeded by a Major League Soccer team? 7. Name two of the last three WBA heavyweight boxing titleholders before Mike Tyson won the crown in 1987. answers page 14 March 28, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case Number: 37-2012-00051682-CU-PT-NC IN THE MATrER OF THE APPLICATION OF: CLAIRE G. SNOW AND JAMES SNOW FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: CLAIRE G. SNOW AND JAMES SNOW On behalf of: CHANDLER HARRISON SNOW, a minor HAS FILED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO CHANGE NAMES FROM: CHANDLER HARRISON SNOW, a minor TO: CHANDLER ERASTUS HARRISON SNOW, a minor IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 3 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081) on May 1,2012 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON March 6.2012. LEGAL: 05866 Publish: March 21, 28 and Apdl 4,11, 2012 You can tune in to the wonderful -and sometimes wacky - world of everyday inventors via the "Dare to lnvent'" webisode series at www. davison, com/webisodes. BF, BF, F, gF, ItlOXIAI00 Julian Honey Company Established Hives and Swarm Removal Licensed & Insured 7co 7e5 Evergreen care The best times to prune evergreens like juniper, cypress or conifer is before growth resumes in March, April or May. Remove all dead, diseased and undesirable branches. 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