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June 22, 2011 Community music class-SUMMER SESSION! Learn basic chordinstrumming/singing of American folk tunes in just 6 weeks!l! Intuitive/logical learning for the beginner. Class open to: guitar/ukulele/mandolin/banjo/dobro All ages welcomel Children must be accompanied by parent. 6 & under may require parent assistance during class BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSIC $120.00 plus materials. Ukulele packages as low as $99.00 plus tax 12 classes, Wednesdays/Thursdays 10:00-10:45 a.m. July 6 th, 7 th, 13 th, 14 th, 20 th, 21 st, 27th,28th August 3 rd, 4 th, 10 th & 11 th Registration: http:llwww.fiddlegirl.comlperfacademy.html Celia Lawley 760/782-9202 ALL 5L Ch,,00,00en 2902 Washington Street 76{,-765-1212 Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6:00 and Sat 9:00 to S:O0 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS ! 0 to 4 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial u Thoughts by Michele Harvey Maybe I Get Irritated Too Easily As I turned sixty; I noticed that I now seem to get more irritated at some things, while things that used to irritate me don't bother me anymore. I have never been bothered by the position of a toilet seat as long as it's firmly on the toilet and I don't care where you squeeze your toothpaste as long as you don't make a mess that I have to deal with. The way some people talk or write is currently what annoys me the most. People who begin a sentence with the words "1 mean..." drive me to distraction. They actually begin their first sentence with those words. "1 mean..." is descriptive of something said previously; so how can a person begin a thought with those words? When my daughter was a teenager, she often said "Like, you know?" I wanted to scream "LIKE WHAT? I don't know!" And by the way, Um and Uh are not words folks. They are unnecessary pauses in conversation. Putting either of them in a sentence is like finishing a sentence with the word "So". So what does that word mean when it's at the end of a sentence? I don't know. Last week I read a story in Sign On San Diego (June 11, 2011) about the closing of St. Jude Academy, a catholic school in San Diego that opened in 1947. The writer of the article, Peggy Peattie, wrote that the academy "is closing its doors for good on Friday". Described as a beloved school; it is closing its doors, and that's good? I really think people should pay more attention to what they say and what they write. When Jim Hill, a former athlete became a sportscaster for a local television station, I wondered if anyone had ever taken him aside and told him that "You know..." are words that are not ever necessary in his reporting. He said those words over and over, seemingly in every other sentence. I don't remember what television station he was on; however, I do remember switching stations. Jim Hill began his television career in 1980 and remains a very popular TV personality, so rm guessing that he got better at talking on the airwaves. I don't just get irritated at other people. I get irritated at myself too. Enunciation is very important. When a person enunciates well, they speak clearly and have a better chance of being understood. I don't enunciate well. When I speak, my words don't come out crisp. They sometimes seem to me like a thick stew instead of a clear soup, to use an analogy that I hope makes sense. I try to enunciate well when I listen to myself speak, but mostly I forget and I don't speak as clearly as I should or could. My husband tells me that I mumble. Mumblers are difficult to understand because we don't push our voices out where anyone beyond our own ears can hear what we say. It's not that I can't project my voice. I certainly can. Sometimes I just don't remember to do it. Maybe I don't remember often enough because inside my head my voice is plenty loud. Another thing that irritates me about my own talking is that I often lose words. I know they are floating around in my brain. I know I have an excellent vocabulary. When I don't lose words, I can say words that other people understand. I put them into sentences when I'm speaking, then I string the sentences into clear, logical paragraphs. My problem is that sometimes I plan to say a particular word and I lose it somewhere in my brain before I can speak it. What I find is a blank place where the word should have been. This may because of my age. It may because of all the other words in my head that cover it up, or it may be something else entirely. I know that I'm not one bit happy when it happens. Often people keep talking when they could say a lot more with fewer words. I used to do this. I thought, as apparently many people think, that the longer I talked about a thing, the more interested my listeners would be. Actually, just the opposite is true. The longer you talk about one thing, the more likely you are to lose the attention of your listeners. The best example I can give from my own experience is during board of directors meetings, rve been on quite a few boards of directors and sometimes when people give committee reports they just seem to go on and on and on until the others sitting with them can feel their minds drifting and they begin to think of all they could accomplish if they didn't have to keep listening to a boring report. In my mid forties, I took a college level speech class. One important thing I learned was to take thirty minutes worth of information and turn it into a three minute speech. Here is where I think of the old phrase "Cut to the chase." It's a term that means "Get to the point and don't waste time." It was originally used during the silent movie era. Lots of silent movies were full of action. Comedies in particular often finished with chase scenes to add to the length of the film. Without sound, the dialog was minimal, mostly people showed the storyline with lots of facial expressions and lots of action. Moving from one scene to the next didn't always work smoothly. If a new scene was needed, and the director or writer had to move abruptly from one scene to the next, he would simply say "Cut to the chase." Now I will cut to the chase and say, These are my thoughts. I HEALTH I What Women Need To Know To Reduce Their Risks (NAPSA)-Last year, 280,000 women in the U.S. were diagnosed with breast and gynecological cancers. As a group, these are the most often diagnosed cancers in women. Joanne Mortimer, M.D., director of Women's Cancers Program of City of Hope, says that there are three ways women can reduce their risk of the cancers that primarily affect them. "First, they can learn more about breast and gynecological cancer so they can recognize the symptoms. Second, they should get regular screenings, because all cancers can most effectively be treated at an early stage. And, third, women should learn about preventive measures," says Mortimer. Here are some facts from the City of Hope cancer center: Cervical cancer Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the main risk factor. A weakened immune system, having many sexual partners, smoking, having other sexually transmitted diseases and long- term birth control use all add to risk. Symptoms include abnormal vaginal bleeding, increased vaginal discharge, pelvic pain and pain during intercourse. A new vaccine provides protection from HPV and is recommended for girls aged 9-26. Breast cancer Risk factors include age, family history, hormonal factors, alcohol use and obesity. Symptoms include changes in the way the breast or nipple feels or looks and nipple discharge. Ovarian cancer An ovarian cyst can develop on the surface of an ovary or inside it. Most are benign but if the cyst is cancerous, it can spread to other organs. Risk factors include family and reproductive history, age, hormonal factors and obesity. Symptoms include pressure or pain in the abdomen, pelvis, back or legs, nausea, indigestion and feeling tired. Less common symptoms include vaginal ; bleeding and a frequent need to ..... \\; urinate. If you experience any of these symptoms, discuss them with your doctor. If needed, seek help at a qualified cancer center such as City of Hope. Scientists with City of Hope's Women's Cancers Program are investigating the biology of breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers as well as interventions that could reduce cancer risk. Researchers also are identifying new treatments and prevention methods and examining issues affecting women with cancer and their families, such as spirituality, the emotional impact of cancer on caregivers, and other quality- of-life issues. You can get more information about City of Hope at www. and you can get involved in supporting research Regular screening is an important way for women to protect themselves from cancer for women's cancers by partici_ pating in Walk for Hope. Visit The Julian News 5 NOW ACCEPTING CAUFORNIA WlC Groceries h Produce Sundries Beer, Wine, Liquor Dry Cleaning Lotto Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department U.S.D.A. Choice Beef Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications OPEN DAILY 6a.m. TO 8p.m. ........ i ii ; ..................... i .................. ::: ' ................ "  ' I Bill Pay Julian Historical Society Holds Presentations on The Fourth Wednesday Of The Month at The Historical Society Building 2133 4th Street 7:00pm Treasure The Joy (NAPSA)--For parents, every day can promise new joys to treasure. That's the message behind the new campaign Treasuring Every- day Joy " with Johnson's% de- signed to encourage parents to pause; reflect and promise to cele- brate the everyday-joy a baby- brings to a parent's life--and to pay it forward. There are so many joyful moments in a day for parents. For some families, the time to savor the joy of parenting is during a cahn, evening bedtime story, while tbr others it may be during playful bath time or when enjoy- inga family walk in the park. Ultimately, some of the most notable joys include milestones such as the first laugh, the first words or the first steps. There are several ways to celebrate these moments: scrapbooks baby books blogs Facebook. As part of the Treasuring Every- day Joy with Johnson's campaign, parents can promise to savor these joyful moments with a "like" at With each online promise, Johnson's brand will donate $1 to the March of Dimes--the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health--helping all families treasure the joy of a healthy baby. Additionally, as part of the Of A Healthy Baby A promise to appreciate the sim- ple joys of parenthood can help all families to enjoy the gift of a healthy baby. campaign, the Johnson's brand crossed the country from coast to coast, visiting one family in each state to discuss and capture their most treasured everyday joyful moments of parenthood. These 50 families are highlighted on the brand's Facebook page and five of those families have appeared in a related documentary on WE tv. A series of photo contests will take place on the Johnson's Face- book page, with monthly winners receiving a variety of prizes, such as a video camera or gift card. At the end of the year, all the monthly winners will be eligible to win the grand prize, a $25,000 col- lege scholarship. For more information, visit sonsbaby or a{o Christine lived and worked in Julian for 18 .f years- most recently as a vendor at the Warm Hearth. She was recently diagnosed with stage , 4 cancer of the lungs, lymph nodes and liver land has moved to lrvine to seek treatment and I live with her 85 year old mother. Many of her personal items are greatly reduced as well as items donated by other The average American drinks 210 milligrams of caffeine a day. That's equal to two to three cups of coffee, depending on how strong it is. Warm Hearth vendors to raise money for her medical expenses. All proceeds go to Christine. for more infoJmation or to donate: Kathy: 760-504-1858