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JlJil - . !1 , " "LIUII.I  ".d I' -_ " IIILIU llltlvlliJillLJJllllll.!JltJltljNIlllllll July 1, 2009 ....... Wonderful mountain get-away. 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, 1,120 sq.fl, on .85 Acre and within walking distance of all Julian shops and restaurants. Landscaped and fenced, bring the kids and animals. A Very Well Priced Opportunity! $295,000 J 9 The Julian News ( 7 60) 7 0055:0 18 f 2 BR, 2.5 Bath, 2,060 sq. ft. Home on 2.5 Acres built in 1995. This cedar home with a 210 degree view from Lake Cuyamaca to Downtown San Diego and the coast includes a 650 sq.ft, deck and many dual-pane windows. There is also a 885 sq. ft. garage/workshop and many more special features. $549,000 j ! $269,000 Recently upgraded 2 Bed Room, 2 Bath Kentwood home on .25 acre. IThe Active Co00s00me00 Avoiding Calling Card Scams (NAPSA)--Following a few tips could help consumers steer clear of prepaid calling card scants. Prepaid phone cards represent telephone calling time you buy in advance. You pay from $2 to $20 or so to buy local or long-distance calling time. The cards can be convenient, but the Federal Trade Commis- sion (FTC), the nation's con- sumer protection agency, says that some prepaid phone cards can have hidden costs and may not deliver the number of calling minutes they advertise. Because you pay in advance, you may be out of cash--and out of luck--if you discover a problem trying to use the card. Fortunately, you might avoid problems by following a few tips from the FTC: * Ask any retailer if it will stand behind the card if it doesn't deliver the number of minutes advertised, Check the card's package or in-store advertising for domestic and international rates, If you can't find the rate, consider buy- ing a different card. Look for disclosures about surcharges, "maintenance" fees, and fees for making calls from a pay phone, to a cell phone, or using a toll-free access number. Compare rates, Very low rates, particularly for interna- tional calls, may be a warning sign that the card won't deliver the number of advertised minutes. Look for expiration dates. Look for a toll-free customer service number. If the customer service number isn't toll-free or displayed, it may be difficult to contact the company if you have a problem with the card. Make sure you can under- stand the instructions on the card. Make sure the card comes in a sealed envelope or that the PIN is not visible. Otherwise, anyone can copy the PIN and use the phone time you're paying for. For more information, visit What You Need To Know About Home Care (NAPSA)-Sooner or later, someone you know may become one of the millions of Americans who rely on home care to stay out of a hospital, nursing home or some other institution. Learning more about what's involved can help you get the best care possible. Here are some frequently asked questions with answers provided by the experts at Interim HealthCare. Q: What is home care? A: There are two categories. Home health care typically describes skilled nursing and therapy services while home care describes nonmedical services that address functional needs of everyday living, such as meals and grooming. In both cases, home care can reduce the anxiety associated with most forms of institutional health care and result in significant savings. There's also evidence that patients frequently heal more quickly at home. Q: Who provides home care? A: There are basically two types of people who provide home care. There are informal caregivers such as family and friends. There are also paid caregivers, some of whom are licensed professionals such as nurses and therapists, and others who are nonmedical personnel such as aides, homemakers and companions. Q: How can I access home care services? A: To access home care services, patients or family members can contact home health agencies. Physicians, case managers and social workers may also make recommendations. When a hospital discharges a patient, it may provide a list of both hospital-sponsored and private home care agencies. Q: Who pays for home care services? continued on page 13 J Dennis Freiden Owner/Broker/Reahor 2127 Main Street (Next to Town Hall) Julian Realty Now Offers Professional Help on All Loan Negotiations and Short Sales. Sneaking Up On Wildlife * by Elaine Swatniki I recently read Dan Story's book on wildlife watching, Where Wild Things Live, and had an opportunity to put it to a test. As I walked silently along a trail behind the Pinezanita campground, I observed two jackrabbits playfully chasing each other and a meandering turkey crossed my path. And I didn't frighten them away! Dan's book solved the mystery of why I seldom saw much wildlife on my walks through the woods. I usually wore bright colors and fragrant perfume. I generally walked quickly and focused my attention on the ground so I wouldn't stumble. Sometimes I even sang to myself. After reading Dan's book, I employed a different approach. I wore less conspicuous clothing, avoided perfume, stayed in the shadows of the trees and shrubs, and walked slowly, frequently glancing around. Just by implementing a few of Dan's practical suggestions, I was rewarded by seeing wildlife up close that previously--if I saw them at all--it was only briefly and from a distance. Dan Story's interest in wildlife began at age thirteen when he started exploring the Anza Borrego desert and Cuyamaca mountains with a friend. Dan soon became fascinated with wildlife and decided to write his own field guide. He cut pictures out of books and magazines, pasted them on typing paper, and wrote brief descriptions of the animals' habits and characteristics. Thus began a lifelong study--and observations--of wildlife. In the 1970s, Dan and his wife Lisa became volunteers at a wildlife rescue center. A neighbor commented: "You never knew what the Story's would bring home. It was like having a wildlife rescue center next door. They brought home raccoons, owls, snakes, skunks, hummingbirds, and other injured or baby wildlife to nurse and eventually release back into the wilds." While working at the rescue center, Dan was asked to write a series of wildlife articles for the Sierra Club. For the next two and a half years his "Animal of the Month" articles were a regular monthly feature in the San Diego Chapter newspaper. Much of the research for Where Wild Things Live, originated with those articles. Dan has also written wildlife/ecology related articles for Westways and other periodicals. His love for nature is further revealed by the topic of his master's thesis, a 330- page book on environmental stewardship and ethics. The Storys relocated from Ramona to Julian in 1994, after their kids married and left home.' Unfortunately, the house proved to be too small, and four years later they began to search for a larger home. At the time they Jane Brown.Darch Broker Associate/Realtor Colleen Kahenthaler Realtor/Notary Public Deborah Jane Kerch Realtor Halley Ann Failer Realtor J couldn't find a house in Julian that fit their needs, so they ended friend, up returning to the outskirts of Ramona. "My wife and I rue the day we left Julian," lamented Dan. "We miss the quick access to the woods and desert, the four seasons, the snow, the daffodils in spring, and the forest animals that visited our property in Julian. We wish we still lived there. In fact, my wife has deep roots in Julian. Her great-grandfather Ritchie (the road was named after the family) helped built the Spencer Valley School in Wynola and her grandmother taught there. Julian still feels like home to us, and I usually come up a couple times a week to bike ride." Where Wild Things Live is the culmination of over thirty-five years experience finding and observing wildlife, both locally and in distant wildernesses, such as Yellowstone National Park. Of the 56 color photographs in the book, taken by his Iongtime At Hochrein, over 70 percent are local. Explains Dan, "As residents of San Diego County, we are privileged to have four distinct ecosystems within a short drive from anywhere in the county: coastal, chaparral, forest, and desert. Each of these ecosystems support a diversity of wildlife, many of them, because of our mild winters, are active year-round." Dan's new book is full of information, not only on how to find wildlife and observe them undetected, but on the habits of local wildlife and helpful information on what environments particular animals reside in and where are the best places to look for them. There are chapters on aquatic wildlife, bird watching, finding wildlife after dark, and even where to search for wildlife in city and suburban habitats. The book is written in a narrative, conversational style and includes numerous personal anecdotes and adventures from Dan's own wildlife watching experiences. Where Wild Things Live, can be purchased from Amazon.corn or directly from the publisher (www. Locally, it is available at Julian Yesteryears on Main Street, the Laguna store, and Borrego Desert Nature Center (when they reopen in the Fall). Dan is also available for wildlife-watching talks, with a power-point presentation, at libraries, park visitor centers, and other interested groups. He can be contacted through his website at Where Wild Things Live, has changed this writer's perspective on viewing wildlife and experiencing nature. Any book that can change a person's outlook is a good read, indeed. As I sit in my RV looking out my window, a Steller's Jay is dive-bombing a squirrel six feet from my door with three red- topped Acorn Woodpeckers as observers. Taking Dan's advice, I had put out birdseed to draw them closer. More evidence that this 123-page book was well worth the time I took to read it.