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THE BIG ROCKLAND BUDGET DEBATE IS ON M. Rubin

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County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef pitched a contingency budget that included the layoffs of 150 county workers last week. It includes new taxes and fees on residents and businesses to both cut expenses and raise revenues for this year. The county continues to figure out the future of Summit Park facility whos losses have contributed to the county’s overall fiscal crisis, including a deficit of more than $80 million and a downgrading by Moody’s as lowest-ranked county in New York. After lengthy discussions with Rockland County officials, representatives from the governor’s office, the state comptroller’s office, and the Finance Committees in the both the Senate and Assembly, State Senator David

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Carlucci has decided not to support the proposed sales tax increase at this time because there is little evidence that it would solve Rockland County’s fiscal crisis. “At the state level we have worked with the governor to close a $13.5 billion dollar budget gap while cutting taxes…To support a sales tax increase at this time, with the economy still in recovery, would be a step backwards on progress we have made," noted Carlucci. Earlier this year county officials as well as Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, representing local towns, made an appearance before the Senate Finance Committee requesting the specont. Page 4

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For many years, the Town of Ramapo has been split into three Assembly districts, in violation of the state constitution. The new Assembly map that state lawmakers approved last month would shift the lines

inside Ramapo but keep it a three-district town for the next 10 years. The outcome could affect not only Rabbitt's district, but neighboring ones in Orange and Rockland counties and perhaps those farcont. Page 4

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States, as well as in Europe, Asia and Australia. Dr. Gershon Gluck, a pediatrician on staff at the Monsey Family Medical Center said that a sure sign of Lyme disease is a rash, which may appear 3 to 30 days after the tick bite. “ This rash usually starts at the site of the tick bite. It may begin as a small red spot and cont. Page 9, HEALTH NEWS section


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THE ADVOCATE May 24, 2012 AS WE GO TO PRESS Washington - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell declined Tuesday to renew the presidential endorsement he gave Barack Obama four years ago, saying he wasn’t ready “to throw my weight behind someone” at this time. The former chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and Cabinet member under President George W. Bush demurred when asked if he was backing Obama again this time around. Four years ago, Powell caused a stir in Republican political circles when the longtime GOP figure endorsed Obama over war hero Sen. John McCain, calling Obama a “transformational figure.” Not so this time, Powell said in an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show. At least, not yet. “It’s not just a matter of whether you support Obama or Romney. It’s who they have coming in with them,” he said. Pressed to say why he was holding back on giving Obama his blessing a second time, Powell told anchor Matt Lauer, “I always keep my powder dry, as they say in the military.” Rockland Community Development Center Inc. 22 Main Street • Monsey, NY 10952 Tel (845) 770-1950

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RAMAPO IS RE-DISTRICTING WHY NOT RE-DISTRICT EAST RAMAPO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AS WELL

Every ten years the census decides how it will divide up Ramapo, and who will represent the Town. Residents do not really get to decide where they fall on the map. The same re-design should be enforced for the East Ramapo School district. Parents that send their children to public schools, will be represented by their district, (and elect the board members they are all happy with). The proposal would also include another district, one that will be a tax-free private school district. Having two school districts within Ramapo is the solution to all the problems of the school district. This way no one will complain about the budget being raises to high. On the other hand, the newly drawn public school district will have the power to make any changes to the budget they want-since it will be the public school’s district. They will have to pay the tax exclusively. Although the panel of judges did toss a complaint from a Ramapo town councilman who had claimed that the new state Assembly districts unfairly marginalized, there is still time before the next census, or even earlier to re-district the East Ramapo School districts, and create two separate districts, crating a happy constituency within, and a healthy budget for the public schools.

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and was the summer home for Rav Soloveitchik in the 1950’s and through the 1960’s. The Shul is enchanting, intriguing and delightful. Onset is the quintessential summer Jewish community of friends who spend summer time together once a year, every year. New people discover us, old friends return. Many local inns and hotels, directly located on Onset Bay, are within a 5 minute walk of the Shul. There are also a number of cottages for rent. See www.onsetvillage.com or www.shellpointere.com for more info. Major nearby supermarkets carry brand name Kosher products. (The Boston Vaad sym-

bol is KVH. Meat products should perhaps be brought from home.) The inns have small refrigerators and hot plates available. The shul is open starting July 1st Friday night services begin at 7:30 and Shabbos morning services are at 8:45 am. Daily services are at 8:00 am and 7.30 pm. Contact Wendy Hauser at whauser@capecodshul.org for more information or a brochure listing places to stay and things to do. Thank you, Beth Israel of Cape Cod

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MINIMUM WAGE HIKE PASSES ASSEMBLY, STRUGGLES IN SENATE

By Amanda Verrette Via Legislative Gazette Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is a step closer to accomplishing his goal of raising the minimum wage this session. Assembly Labor Committee Chairman Keith Wright's bill to increase the state's minimum wage and index it to inflation passed the Assembly May 15. "This well-deserved increase will help hardworking men and women adequately provide for their families in the face of today's economic challenges," said Silver,

D-Manhattan. "The time for action is long overdue." If enacted, the legislation would raise the state's minimum wage from the current $7.25 to $8.50 in 2013 and would begin indexation in 2014. Wages for food service workers receiving tips would be set at $5.86 and also indexed to inflation according to the Consumer Price Index each year. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, at podium, several Assembly legislators including Keith Wright, Karim Camara, Francisco Moya, Ellen Jaffee and Helene Wein-

stein, Girl Scout Hanna Buckler and advocates stressed the importance of a bill to raise in the minimum wage in New York state. The legislation passed the Assembly but is meeting resistance from the Senate. Photo by Brandon B. Quinn. "Raising the minimum wage and indexing it to inflation is a matter of economic fairness," said Wright, D-Harlem. "Our plan progressively rewards the hardworking men and women who are struggling to make ends meet by providing them with a much- needed economic boost."

RE-DISTRICTING CONT. FROM PAGE 1 ther north, since redrawing lines in and around Ramapo would have a domino effect Ramapo Town Councilman Yitzy Ulman told the Advocate that this redistricting plan works out terribly for the town of Ramapo and their diverse needs as a community. “It is unconstitutional, says Ulman. “I believe Ramapo with almost 130,000 residents needs to be representing one district.” Part of Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt's district is involved in a new court fight over the division of the Town of Ramapo and its large Chasidic population in the recent reshaping of New York's 150 Assembly districts. Rabbitt, whose district is mostly in Orange County but has a piece of Ramapo, is not part of the lawsuit. But she says she agrees with Ramapo Councilman Yitzchok Ullman that Ramapo should occupy a single Assembly district. "I just think it should be one member who represents Ramapo," said Rabbitt, R-Greenwood Lake. Ramapo's population of nearly 127,000 makes it ripe for its own Assembly district, each of which must have about 129,000 residents. Indeed, the reform group Common Cause put all of Ramapo in one Assembly district last year when it proposed political maps based on nonpartisan principles. Ramapo is the only New York town with fewer people than an Assembly

district but multiple Assembly seats. The state Constitution lets lawmakers divide towns only if their population is more than 1.5 times that of an Assembly district — a criterion met only on Long Island. The trial over the various redistricting complaints will still move ahead, but won’t be completed by the 2012 elections. The decision not to grant a preliminary injunction was a win for Senate Republicans, who had drawn the Senate map that had been the target of criticism from good-government advocates. It’s a blow to Senate Democrats, who had lost a state-level challenge on the addition of a 63rd Senate district and were hoping that the three-judge panel would step in on the separate challenge. I am extremely pleased with this decision, and it ensures the state can administer an orderly and fair election this fall,” Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, said in a statement. The panel of judges did toss a complaint from a Ramapo town councilman who had claimed that the new state Assembly districts unfairly marginalized the Senate Republicans and Assembly Democrats jointly filed a motion to dismiss the complaint, which was granted in federal court.

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COUNTY BUDGET cial rate increase. It wasn’t until months later, however, that Carlucci came out as opposed to the increase. The county legislators who had passed the plan said it was necessary to save Summit Park Hospital, which employs several hundred county workers. The legislature proposed floating an $80 or so million bond – whatever the exact amount of the deficit was ruled to be – which would be paid back over 10 years by the sales tax. Carlucci noted that in spite of the sales tax hike, the county still could not even guarantee that it would remedy the situation at Summit Park Hospital in Pomona. The hospital draws approximately $10 million in red ink out of the county budget annually, according to recent analyses. “The Summit Park nursing home has been losing tens of millions of dollars and continues draining money out of the county budget,” Carlucci said. “A financial review from an outside agency has been ongoing and its results have still not been made public. The county has not been able to assure my colleagues and I that increasing the sales tax would in any way ensure that the nursing home would stay open, as well as guarantee both jobs and residents would be protected.” Rockland County legislators will get more information about the new Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center

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study when they convene Wednesday. Ron Levine, spokesman for County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef said it’s now time to look at Plan B. (According to his discussion with the Rockland County Times) He would not be specific but said that obviously entails reduction in staff and reduction of programs and services. Prior to the legislature’s proposal for increased taxes, Vanderhoef had presented an austerity budget that called for the immediate sale of Summit Park as well as massive cuts in many other programs. Carlucci also had noted in recent statements to the media that there was an unwillingness in the GOP-led Senate to pass a sales tax increase for Rockland. That unwillingness may have also stretched up to the governor’s mansion, some have hinted. In the Assembly, Ellen Jaffee had submitted a bill requesting the tax increase, but her fellow Democrat Kenneth Zebrowski did not co-sponsor it.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fighting for release of Jewish Man in Boliva In a letter sent today to General Freddy Bersatti Tudela at the Bolivian embassy in Washington DC today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand expressed her concern about the lengthy legal wrangling in the Ostreicher case, which has included twelve cancelled hearings and several different judges but has so far not included giving Ostreicher the opportunity to defend himself in court, despite his eleven month incarceration.

Senator Gillibrand cited Ostreicher’s poor health and the hunger strike that he has recently undertaken in order to draw attention to the injustice in his case and requested that Bolivia not tarnish its reputation in the international community by depriving Ostreicher of the opportunity to defend himself in a proper legal venue.

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Newark N.J. Mayor Cory Booker expressed reserve about the Obama campaign Newark N.J. Mayor Cory Booker (D) expressed reserve about the Obama campaign's Bain strategy against Mitt Romney, telling "Meet The Press" viewers on Sunday that he was "uncomfortable" with the line of attacks. "This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides," Booker said. "It's nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity." Booker was referencing the Obama campaign's Monday release of a series of documentary-esque Bain videos. The clips depicted Romney as a job destroyer at places like GST steel -- a company purchased by Bain that later saw hundreds of workers lose their employment.

The mayor's comments also questioned the Bain attacks' public value, noting that they diverge from the "real issues" affecting voters. It's either going to be a small campaign about this crap or it's going to be a big campaign, in my opinion, about the issues that the American public cares about," Booker said. From the conservative side, GOP strategist Karl Rove entered the conversation on Fox News Sunday. He vowed that Bain jabs against Romney will not work, calling his tenure at the company a "strength."

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NEWT GINGRICH OWES TWITTER MONEY Newt's gonna have to log a lot of historian hours to pay this off. With Sam Stein: "As he continued his long-shot run for the Republican nomination for president during the month of April, Newt Gingrich incurred more than $1.3 million in debt, according to a review of his most recent campaign filing report. Part of the money was paid back during that same month. But the list of vendors still waiting to be paid range from big companies to mom-and-pop shops, from wellestablished political organizations to small-town consultants. In total, the former House Speaker ended April with $4.7 million in debt.... Some campaign vendors are finally seeing checks come through. Angel de la Portilla, a political consultant in Orlando, Fla., told HuffPost in April that the campaign owed him $6,000 for voter outreach services (federal records listed the debt at $3,840). 'It's just disappointing they way it's being handled,' he said at the time."

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STOCK PLUMMETS ON ITS FACE

Facebook stock sank on Monday in the first day of trading without the full support of the company's underwriters, leaving some investors down nearly 25 percent from where they were Friday afternoon. Facebook's debut was beset by problems, so much so that Nasdaq said on Monday it was changing its IPO procedures. That may comfort companies considering a listing but does little for Facebook, whose lead underwriter Morgan Stanley had to step in and defend the $38 offering price on the open market. Without that same level of defense, its shares fell $4.64 to $33.67 in the first minutes of trading. That represented a decline of more than 12 percent from Friday's close and about 24.4 percent from the intraday high of $45 a share. As the stock fell, there was a long list of questions -- ranging from whether the underwriters priced the shares too high to how well prepared the Nasdaq was to handle the biggest Internet IPO ever.

Payback time

Donations to help reduce the $15 trillion national debt represent only a tiny fraction of what is owed but have been increasing. Gift donations to pay down the debt, for fiscal years ending Sept. 30, in millions: 2011 $3.3 million

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ALBANY & WASHINGTON NEWS BRIEFS CUOMO: STOP FINGERPRINTING FOR FOOD STAMPS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ending the finger imaging requirement for food stamp applicants and recipients in an effort to simplify the application process and end the stigma for those enrolled in the program. "It's important that government leads using its head and its heart," said Cuomo. "We use our head when we're governing the state of New York and we're smart about what we do. But we also govern with our heart and our heart tells us in this case that hunger is a real problem in the state of New York and it is a growing problem."The governor said "removing this barrier" will make it easier for additional New Yorkers in need to apply for food stamps. "For too long, requiring finger imaging from those eligible for food stamp benefits has created an unnecessary barrier to participation in the program," said Cuomo. Supporters of the reform also say finger imaging for food stamps deters individuals in need from applying for the program. Ending the requirement, proponents say, will help eliminate negative stigmas associated with the food stamp program, making it easier for additional New Yorkers to apply for the benefit.

SEPARATE REPORTS QUES- SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI TION SAFETY OF FRACKING ON MOODY'S DOWNWASTEWATER GRADE OF ROCKLAND The Natural Resources Defense Council, or NRDC, last week released a report suggesting the five primary disposal methods for wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or "hydrofracking," all fail to protect public health and the environment as presently practiced. Hydrofracking, the process of blasting a mixture of water, chemicals and sand into the ground to break up rock and release and capture natural gas deposits, has been a contentious New York state issue since Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal last summer to lift a moratorium on the process. Proponents of natural gas drilling have argued hydrofracking would be a job creator, with opponents suggesting its potential negative environmental impacts outweigh the likely benefits. Wastewater is produced when the hydrofracking mixture, blended with polluted water contained naturally within the rock, returns to the surface after the drilling process.

Statement by Senator David Carlucci on Moody's Downgrade of Rockland County “The latest report issued today by Moody’s Investors Service further confirms that Rockland County government has become a financial disaster. "County Executive Scott Vanderhoef for too long has relied upon faulty numbers and accounting gimmicks. In fact, from 2005 to 2010, the county increased spending by 20 percent, 67 percent higher than the rate of inflation. For at least the last 6 years, the County Executive has continued to propose budgets with over-inflated sales tax revenues, adding to Rockland’s financial problems. Now, Scott Vanderhoef wants to make the root of the problem--an overly burdensome sales tax--part of the solution. "It’s unfortunate, offensive, and ridiculous that the County Executive and the County Legislature would rather play the blame-game and attempt to shift the blame instead of owning up to the problems that they have created through years of fiscal irresponsibility."

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NEWS AROUND ROCKLAND MOODY’S DOWNGRADES ROCKLAND Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded to Baa3 from A3 the rating on Rockland County’s (NY) $240 million in rated general obligation debt and placed the rating on review for downgrade. Concurrently, Moody’s has also downgraded to MIG3 from MIG 2 the $10.5 million Bond Anticipation Note Series 2011C. The bonds are secured by a general obligation pledge as limited by the Property Tax Cap – Legislation (Chapter 97 (Part A) of the Laws of

the State of New York, 2011). The downgrade of the long- and short-term ratings reflects a significant budget gap of more than $40 million in the county’s current year, placing heavy pressure on its financial operations and liquidity. The county had developed a plan to close this gap, but has failed to gain state approval for various revenue enhancements, including an increase in sales and other taxes, and has not garnered concessions

from collective bargaining groups that would have resulted in expenditure savings. The county is also awaiting state approval to issue $80 million in deficit reduction bonds. Management has also failed to either sell or make financial improvements to the county-owned nursing home, which depends on operating support from the county. Large and growing undesignated General Fund balance deficits - Inability to execute on revenue enhancements

and expenditure cuts to close large budget gaps The review for downgrade reflects Moody’s belief that the county will be severely challenged to close the current year budget gap given the significantly weak financial and liquidity positions. It may also face challenges to market access for upcoming note issuances. Our review will also incorporate the county’s ability to get state approval and financing for its deficit reduction bonds.

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The County Executive proposed an $8 million dollar gimmick to an $80 million dollar problem. Hardly well thought out, and with no support from the county legislature, this ill-conceived plan would enact troubling new measures for Rockland residents. Vanderhoef's plan will implement an outrageous new energy tax on

families who are simply trying to heat their homes in the cold winter months. What's next – a tax on breathing? Scott Vanderhoef now has a new tax increase for every day of the week – plus one for good luck.

tax and blame policies that have gotten us into this mess, instead of working to bring the unions, the legislature, and department heads together to find greater efficiencies and cost-cutting measures. "I will work with anyone, of any party, to put the county's fiscal house in order without raising taxes on residents. However, I will not and cannot be a part of making Rockland County the tax capital of New York State."

"It's clear that the County Executive is not serious about ending the fiscal mismanagement that has betrayed our taxpayers for too long. They have resorted to more of the same

Google drives into cloud service race

Google Drive will allow users to share and edit files with other users and devices by storing the files on Google's servers.

How it works Users install Google Drive on computer, 1 tablet or smartphone

Google Drive

Smartphones

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On a Mac, PC or Android device, Google will create a folder on your desktop; whatever file you put into the folder will automatically be uploaded to GoogleÕs cloud service

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Files automatically update between devices each time a file in one location is changed

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Up to 30 file types are searchable, and a menu of apps is also available

Tablets

Dropbox: One of Google Drive’s major rivals

Google Drive is competing against the popular cloud service, which has seen its traffic triple within the past year, with lower prices and new features

Dropbox monthly unique visitors

Price comparison

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grow larger,” remarked Dr. Gluck. Some people with Lyme disease have many red spots. The rash may be tender or feel warm to the touch. Other symptoms of Lyme disease in its early stage include: Fever, Chills, Headache, Fatigue, Joint and muscle aches. If Lyme disease isn't treated, it can spread to other parts of the body. The symptoms of late-stage Lyme disease include arthritis (painful, swollen joints) and nervous system problems. Lyme arthritis often affects only one of the large joints, such as the knee. Sometimes it may affect more than one joint. The best way to find out if you have Lyme disease is to talk to a doctor at Monsey Family Medical Center about your symptoms. Blood tests aren't always necessary to make the diagnosis. They can often give false results, especially in early-stage Lyme disease. People who have been sick with Lyme disease for less than a month often don't yet have antibodies to the disease. This means they won't have a positive blood test. Also, if a person with early Lyme disease takes antibiotics, he or she may never have a positive Lyme disease test. However, the blood test is almost always positive in people who have been sick for over 4 weeks and haven't taken antibiotics. People who have joint swelling or nervous system problems may need to have special tests. Your doctor may need to take some fluid from the swollen joint or the spine to check for clues to your condition. Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. Early-stage Lyme disease responds very well to treatment. In most cases, 14 to 30 days of treatment with an antibiotic kills the bacteria. Your doctor will tell you how many days to take the antibiotic. It's important for you to take all the medicine your doctor prescribes to prevent the spread of Lyme disease to your joints, nervous system or heart. The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Wear light-colored clothing that covers most of your skin when you go into the woods or an area overgrown with grass and bushes. This makes it easier to see and remove ticks from your clothing. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and wear pants instead of shorts. Tuck your pant legs into your socks or shoes for added protection. Remember that ticks are usually found close to the ground, especially in moist, shaded areas. Use an insect repellent containing 20% to 30% DEET. Apply DEET sparingly to skin according to directions on the label. Don't apply it to the face and hands of children and don't use it on infants younger than 2 months of age.

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Health Center: Community Medical and Dental Care, Inc. Hudson River HealthCare Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Open Door Family Medical Center Inc. Refuah Health Center New York State health centers (AVG.)

City Monsey Peekskill Mount Vernon Ossining New Square (all)

Diabetes control 94.29% 72.26% 71.43% 80.05% 64.29% 73.60%

Hypertension Low birth Childhood Cervical cancer control weight immunization screening 90.00% 2.96% 88.57% 97.14% 60.49% 6.71% 81.43% 41.87% 70.00% 4.68% 85.71% 60.00% 67.65% 2.68% 86.18% 69.50% 75.71% 4.83% 10.71% 47.14% 64.40% 7.18% 70.10% 61.60% Source: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Healthy Living

An herb for coughs

Widely used in cooking (thyme is one of three herbs in the French mixture “bouquet garniÓ), thyme is also a medicinal herb.

A plant that heals

• Traditionally used to treat coughs and respiratory illnesses, such as bronchitis; approved by German Commission E, an agency that regulates pharmaceuticals, to treat respiratory infections • Herbalists use thyme in infusions, teas, extracts, compresses, gargles

• Add several springs of fresh thyme to a pot of boiling water, make a tent over the pot with a towel and breathe steam to relieve congestion

• Distilled thyme oil is often used as an ingredient in commercial expectorants; avoid taking thyme oil straight, by mouth, as it is considered toxic Source: University of Maryland Medical Center, About.com, MCT Photo Service Graphic: Pat Carr © 2011 MCT

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Nutrition

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kid-friendly veggies and fruits

10 tips for making healthy foods more fun for children

Encourage children to eat vegetables and fruits by making it fun. Provide healthy ingredients and let kids help with preparation, based on their age and skills. Kids may try foods they avoided in the past if they helped make them.

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Blend fat-free or low-fat yogurt or milk with fruit pieces and crushed ice. Use fresh, frozen, canned, and even overripe fruits. Try bananas, berries, peaches, and/or pineapple. If you freeze the fruit first, you can even skip the ice!

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delicious dippers

Kids love to dip their foods. Whip up a quick dip for veggies with yogurt and seasonings such as herbs or garlic. Serve with raw vegetables like broccoli, carrots, or cauliflower. Fruit chunks go great with a yogurt and cinnamon or vanilla dip.

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caterpillar kabobs

Assemble chunks of melon, apple, orange, and pear on skewers for a fruity kabob. For a raw veggie version, use vegetables like zucchini, cucumber, squash, sweet peppers, or tomatoes.

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personalized pizzas

Set up a pizza-making station in the kitchen. Use whole-wheat English muffins, bagels, or pita bread as the crust. Have tomato sauce, low-fat cheese, and cut-up vegetables or fruits for toppings. Let kids choose their own favorites. Then pop the pizzas into the oven to warm.

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frosty fruits

smoothie creations

Frozen treats are bound to be popular in the warm months. Just put fresh fruits such as melon chunks in the freezer (rinse first). Make “popsicles” by inserting sticks into peeled bananas and freezing.

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bugs on a log

Use celery, cucumber, or carrot sticks as the log and add peanut butter. Top with dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, or cherries, depending on what bugs you want!

Hydraulic fracturing, or Òfracking,Ó involves the high-pressure injection of fluids into a well to shatter the rock to release oil or natural gas. The frack fluid contains a proppant, which gets lodged in the rock. While sand is the most common proppant, ceramic proppant, which Penn State University researchers say they can make from mine waste, can improve well production by up to 20 percent. High-pressure pumps inject a mix of water, chemicals, and proppant into the well

homemade trail mix

Pump truck

Skip the pre-made trail mix and make your own. Use your favorite nuts and dried fruits, such as unsalted peanuts, cashews, walnuts, or sunflower seeds mixed with dried apples, pineapple, cherries, apricots, or raisins. Add whole-grain cereals to the mix, too.

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potato person

Decorate half a baked potato. Use sliced cherry tomatoes, peas, and low-fat cheese on the potato to make a funny face.

put kids in charge

Ask your child to name new veggie or fruit creations. Let them arrange raw veggies or fruits into a fun shape or design.

fruity peanut butterfly

Start with carrot sticks or celery for the body. Attach wings made of thinly sliced apples with peanut butter and decorate with halved grapes or dried fruit.

Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov for more information.

Recovered frack water is treated or reused to frack another well

Natural gas flows out of the well and into pipelines to get to markets

Soil Water table

Proppants Irregularly shaped sand More tightly packed Cross-section of fractures created by hydraulic pressure Uniform ceramic proppant Bigger gaps between grains

Shale

Extracting The mixture is pumped through small holes at the bottom of the well, which creates fractures in the shale; proppant keeps the cracks open, allowing gas to flow freely into the well

Sand Fracture Natural gas

Well

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NOTE: Graphic is not to scale Source: Universal Well Services Graphic: The Philadelphia Inquirer

DG TipSheet No. 11 June 2011

United States Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Ceramic vs. sand

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THE WORRYING CHILD By: Naomi Franklin, LMSW Some children seem to worry more than others. What would be considered normal fears and what would fall under the category of ‘anxiety’? Toddlers, for example, will often be terrified of vacuum cleaners and other loud machines. Many children also may fear the dark as their imaginations begin to develop after toddlerhood. What, however, is ‘anxiety’ and how does that differ from real fear? A real fear is the feeling one gets when dealing with a threatening situation that is happening or has a fairly large probability of occurring. For example, if a child runs into a busy street or gets into a car with a stranger, there is real danger of harm. Likewise if we were living in certain parts of Libya or Japan right now, there could be real dangers that may cause us harm. However, if we let our imaginations run wild over some harm that could happen -even if the probability of it occurring is extremely small [like the probability of a plane crashing into our building when we live very far from an airport]-and we begin to feel the physical sensations that characterize real fear…that is anxiety. Anxiety is being victim to all the “what if” negative scenarios that may be imagined.

Anxiety may produce all the physical sensations associated with the ‘flight or fight’ response hard-wired into people to help them and their bodies deal with real physical threats. The adrenaline and stress level rises and one may feel: heart palpitations, faint or dizzy, sweaty, shaky, stomach ache, head ache, tingly, breathless, or weak. Children can vomit or faint when their physical responses kick in to fears that may be pretty far fetched, but feel very threatening to the child. And even when children may not have such dramatic responses, they may withdraw in shyness or be paralyzed with fear in normal situations, impacting their lives and the lives of their families. Children may ask questions repeatedly about occurrences or upcoming events, and even when you answer their questions they still are anxious. You may have gotten used to spending much time cajoling your child to do ‘normal’ activities such as take a test in school, stay with a babysitter, go to school or camp, go play with friends, go to a simcha, get on a plane, or go to a medical or dental provider. You may have even given up at times if your child has been overcome with crying or tantrums, often with you and maybe

other family members suffering. Play therapy can be extremely helpful for the anxious child to learn new ways to think about their fears and deal with them. Using the latest cognitive-behavioral techniques geared for children, a therapist is often able to help a child learn how to cope and vanquish their fears. A therapist can also work with the parents so the parents can continue to support a child’s new ‘tools’ at home during the week. Parents can learn new ways of reacting to their child’s expressed feelings that can decrease the intensity of their child’s emotions. At times a child may need to be referred for more help to address this problem, such as to a child psychiatrist, neurologist, speech therapist, or other professional for further evaluation. Often, therapy alone can effect satisfactory change. This process can relieve your child of debilitating anxiety and give them the opportunity to enjoy their childhood and get them back on track to reaching their full potential. For more information or a confidential consultation on this or other behavioral issues please call Project Ohr Department of Behavioral health at 845352-6800 x 6849.

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Coffee equals longevity

A just published New England Journal of Medicine study that tracked the health and coffee consumption of more than 400,000 older adults for nearly 14 years found that coffee drinkers were less likely to die during the study than their counterparts who did not drink the beverage.

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Percent less likely to die = Cups per day

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Women

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10%

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Immunizations

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Weighing the numbers

Weight-loss surgery is more effective than standard diabetes care Ñ diet, exercise and drug therapy Ñ in controlling Type 2 diabetes in obese people, two studies say.

Number of U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes, in millions* 2010 20.7 million

Estimated number of U.S. bariatric surgeries, in thousands 2009 220,000

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Hypertension Low birth Childhood Cervical cancer control weight immunization screening 90.00% 2.96% 88.57% 97.14% 60.49% 6.71% 81.43% 41.87% 70.00% 4.68% 85.71% 60.00% 67.65% 2.68% 86.18% 69.50% 75.71% 4.83% 10.71% 47.14% 64.40% 7.18% 70.10% 61.60% Source: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

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Resolution Expresses Sense of Congress that 11 Israeli Athletes & Coaches Deserve Recognition 40 Years After Munich Massacre On the heels of the International Olympic Committee again refusing to honor the 40th anniversary of Israeli athletes and coaches murdered at the 1972 Olympic Games, Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Nita Lowey today announced the introduction of House Resolution 663, Congressional legislation calling on the IOC to commemorate the Munich 11 during the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremonies.

“Forty years after a terrorist attack that reverberated far beyond the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee has a moral responsibility to commemorate the Israeli athletes and coaches who died. We’re not asking for a gold medal – just a minute of silence. That is why we introduced House Resolution 663 expressing the sense of Congress that IOC should provide a solemn recognition to the horror that befell the Games in 1972 through a minute of silence at the 2012 opening ceremonies. “The Munich 11 were part of the Olympic family, and IOC’s rejection thus far of a minute of silence is unacceptable. We intend to put the U.S. Congress on record that those who died deserve to be remembered in a respectful manner to mark this anniversary.”

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GETTING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER READY FOR SUMMER tom of the unit toward the outside. If drains are clogged, excess moisture will condense and water will collect that can drip on and discolor walls or carpeting. Clean the channels by passing a stiff wire through them. Most of us don't give our air conditioners a thought till that first hot, insufferably humid day. But with a little cleaning and maintenance beforehand, you'll be sitting cool when everyone else is lugging their AC to the repair shop. Moreover, an annual inspection and cleaning ensures lower operating costs and a longer life for your cooling equipment, whether it's a central air conditioner or a window- or wall-mounted room unit.

Room Air Conditioners You can leave room units in place all year long and cover them when they're not in use, but they'll last longer if you remove and store them during the cool season. Before you reinstall a room air conditioner in its window opening, inspect and clean the cooling fins and coils on its outside exhaust surface. (The unit should have an access panel you can remove to clean them; consult your owner's manual for instructions.) Because these coils are constantly wetted during the cooling season, they're real dust magnets. Make sure the unit is disconnected from power, then brush or vacuum out the dirt and debris as best you can. Also check for clogs in the drain channels, located at the bot-

Next, check the air filter. This usually requires removing the unit's front grille; again, check your manual for instructions. Vacuum the filter or wash it in warm sudsy water, then rinse and dry it completely before you reinstall it. If the filter is torn or shows wear, replace it with a new one from the same manufacturer. With the filter still out, you'll be able to get to the intake cooling coils that sit directly behind it. Vacuum any dust from the coils—dirt here is the most common cause of poor cooling efficiency. When you mount the unit, choose a window in a shaded spot on the home's north or east side if at all possible. Direct sunshine on an air conditioner decreases its efficiency markedly—as much as 10 to 15 percent. Trees or shrubs near the air conditioner can offer useful shade; just make sure they don't block the airflow. Before you set the air conditioner into the window, check the unit's support structure to make sure it's in good shape and it's fastened to the frame properly. Replace any badly rusted screws or bent brackets. After you mount the unit, inspect the seal between the window frame and the air conditioner. Gaps can let moisture in and allow cool air to escape

from your home. Replace the gasket if yours doesn't seal well. Also, make sure that the air conditioner is level, or sloping slightly down and away from the window, to ensure that condensed moisture won't drain into the house.

Central Air Conditioners Remove the cover that protects your central air conditioning system's outdoor heat exchanger from harsh winter weather. Then give the unit a thorough physical inspection and cleaning. Make sure that dead leaves or debris haven't accumulated in or around the unit, and that there's no damage to the sheet-metal housing. Brush, vacuum or hose off any dirt and debris built up on its grilles or ventilation louvers. If there's rust, use a wire brush to remove it, and prime the area with RustOleum® or the like. Also, clear any brush or tall grass that may be growing around the unit, and keep the vegetation trimmed for the duration of the warm season. Because a central system relies on the furnace's blower to whisk cool air around your home, check the furnace filters and replace them if they're dirty. Clogged filters increase energy consumption and can even make the heat exchanger's cooling coils freeze up. Therefore, it's wise to check these filters monthly. If you have any questions about the condition of your central system—or reservations about its performance—have it professionally inspected and tuned up.

PLANT YOUR GARDEN WITH THESE PLANTS FOR SUNNY AND SHADY PLACES If you have a little room in your backyard for a garden, or even a space for a container garden outside your window, you may struggle with what you should plant for the amount of light you get. Well, good news: It doesn't matter how much light you get. Here are some suggestions for your plot or container garden that will work in sun or shade.

If you have an especially sunny backyard, your options are broader, but tomatoes, beans peppers, zucchini, and potatoes all fare especially well in bright, direct light. If you live in an urban environment or don't get a lot of sun where you'd like to plant, you still have options. Leafy greens, like the salad box we suggested a little while ago, grow very well without a lot of direct light. Fresh herbs like chervil, marjoram, thyme, and even arugula all grow well even in the shade.


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Healthy Living

Is this watermelon ripe?

Even if a watermelon sits in a field until ripe, the bottom will not turn dark green because it is not exposed to sun. But checking the color of the underside can help you determine the melonÕs ripeness.

Look, don’t tap

Nutrition count

Yellow bottom

Melon is ripe and will probably be sweet, juicy

White-green bottom Melon is not ripe

Dr. Albetter asks;

• Low in calories

• High in vitamin A, C, potassium, iron and fiber © 2012 MCT

Source: The Green Line, University of Illinois, MCT Photo Service

“Dieting not working out?”

Don’t call it a diet, call it a weigh of life. Help yourself feel better, by eating better.

Upgrading the Interstates

When the Interstate highway system was created in 1956, a federal gas tax was enacted to help pay for it. The 18.4-cents-pergallon tax hasnÕt been raised since 1993, and the fund has struggled to keep up with the costs of repairs.

Interstates and toll roads

More than a dozen states have tolls* on major portions of their Interstates; three states may add tolls to pay for repairs Interstates

States with tolls on major portions of their interstates

*States with toll roads now had begun those projects before Congress passed the law that created the Interstate system

Interstate facts

Gasoline taxes by state

Federal, state and local taxes Less than 40¢

Schedule a consultation with Hanna Raice. Call the Department of Nutrition at 845-352-6800 today. Monsey Family Medical Center 40 Robert Pitt Dr., Monsey, NY 10952 845.352.6800

Ben Gilman Spring Valley Family Medical Center 175 Rt. 59 Spring Valley, NY 10977 845.426.5800

40.0-49.5

States considering tolls

More than 49.5

R.I. Conn. Del. D.C.

Mileage 46,000 Toll miles 3,087 Routes 62

Built 1956-91

Bridges 54,663

Cost $128 billion (1991 dollars)

NOTE: Alaska and Hawaii are not to scale Source: Federal Highway Administration, McClatchy Washington Bureau, American Petroleum Institute, Chicago Tribune Graphic: Judy Treible © 2012 MCT


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HELP WANTED Looking for male live-in eldercare worker for respectable Yid in Monsey. Must have experience, patience, fine character & must have a car available. References needed. Please call RCDC Employment Counselor Rachel at 845-352-1400.

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