“Almost all the news, part of the time.” Volume 2, Number 2
Oracle Patio Café introduces three great chefs to Tri-Community
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Fun & Games ... Check Out the ‘Tickle Your Funny Bone’ & Crossword Puzzle on Page 8
Dr. Michael Miles Discusses Marijuana, See Page 10
Me, Myself and I: A graphologist looks at a pronoun, See Pages 6 & 7
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of law. May 8 A structure fire was reported in the 3000 block of Colleen Drive, Oracle. The fire started in the garage and spread to a wooden fence and nearby brush. The fire was sparked by a grinder. Oracle Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Theft of a 48-inch stock tank was reported in the 66000 block of East Oracle Ridge Road, Oracle. May 9 A lightning strike was reported in the area of La Osa Street and Robles Road, Oracle. A tree was struck and caught fire. Oracle Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. May 11 Assault was reported in the area of East Goldbug Road and South Happy Thot Drive, Oracle. Theft of a generator was reported in the 40000 block of South Justin Lane, SaddleBrooke. May 13 Burglary was reported in the 2100 block of East American Avenue, Oracle. Criminal damage was reported in the 1500 block of West American Avenue, Oracle. A vehicle’s window was borken. An accident with injuries was reported in the area of South Mt. Lemmon Road and East Campo Bonito
Road, Oracle. A motorcycle was found on its side, but the rider was nowhere to be seen. He was later located in the 700 block of East American Avenue, in front of the Oracle Market. Oracle Fire Department responded to his location and called for a helicopter to transport him to a Tucson hospital. The victim had a head injury and lacerations to his arm. May 15 Burglary was reported in the 1300 block of West Hackberry Way, Oracle. May 18 A dog bite was reported in the 600 block of West Walnut Street, Oracle. The call was turned over to Pinal County Animal Control. May 19 Theft was reported in the 600 block of North John Adams Street, Oracle. May 21 Theft was reported in the 600 block of West Linda Vista Road, Oracle. A laptop and other belongings were taken. A driver in the area of West Linda Vista Road and Bachman Wash Road, Oracle, was cited and released for driving on a suspended license after running a stop sign. The vehicle was released to a passenger with a valid driver’s license. May 24 A runaway juvenile was
reported in the 36000 block of South Mount Lemmon Road, Oracle. The child was located in SaddleBrooke. Burglary was reported in the 700 block of North John Adams Street, Oracle. May 25 A brush fire was reported at milepost 97 on Highway 77, Oracle. May 26 Criminal damage was reported in the 2000 block of West Calle Encanto, Oracle. An accident without injuries was reported in the 700 block of North Robles Road, Oracle. Joshua Robert Hendrickson, 30, Oracle, was arrested in the 1700 block of Sunset Point, Oracle, and was charged with disorderly conduct. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence. May 29 David A. Dean, 46, Tucson, was arrested at milepost 112 on Highway 77, Oracle, on a warrant for failure to appear. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. May 31 Burglary was reported in the 1000 block of North John Adams Street, Oracle. Taken were a .22 rifle and some bullets. June 1 Criminal damage was reported in the 1500 block of North Calle Valencia,
Oracle. A window was broken. June 4 Criminal damage was reported in the 2000 block of West American Avenue, Oracle. Criminal damage and burglary of a vehicle were reported in the 1000 block of North Calle Valencia, Oracle. An unattended death was reported in the 600 block of West Sunset Avenue, Oracle. Burglary was reported in the 32000 block of South Biosphere Road, Oracle. A lock box was taken. June 5 A brush fire was reported in the 2100 block of West American Avenue, Oracle. The call was turned over to Oracle Fire. June 6 Theft was reported in the 1000 block of North Calle Granada, Oracle. June 8 A dog bite was reported in the 2000 block of West Paseo Redondo, Oracle. The call was turned over to Pinal County Animal Control. Theft was reported in the 1400 block of North Calle Valencia, Oracle. Two speakers were taken from a trailer. Theft of approximately 680 feet of phone cable was reported in the 36000 block of South Mount Lemmon Road, Oracle.
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TRIAD is a cooperative project composed of seniors, Pinal County Attorney’s Ofﬁce, Pinal County Sheriff’s Department, Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, and other community partners who are dedicated to preventing the victimization of seniors, improving their quality of life and reducing consequences associated with abuse and misuse of prescription medications and alcohol. Community members are welcome. Call to sign up for volunteer opportunities.
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Letter to the Editor: Overrides coming up for voter approval Editor: The Oracle Elementary School District is funded in part by voter approved budget overrides. There is a 10 percent maintenance and operation override and a 5 percent kindergarten through third-grade override. During the 2011/2012 school year these overrides generated *approximately $298,491 and $149,246 respectively. The maintenance and operation (M&O) piece pays for the salaries and benefits of the three teachers who provide physical education, music, and art. It also pays for the salary and benefits for one special-education teacher. The maintenance and operation component also provides the flexibility to allow the district to offer and maintain increases in salary and benefits to all of the district staff, as well as, providing professional development and classroom supplies to support instruction. The kindergarten through third grade (K-3) piece pays the salaries and benefits of one
kindergarten teacher, one first grade teacher, one second grade teacher, and two paraprofessionals who support instruction, as well as, 27.4 percent of a thirdgrade teacher’s salary and benefits. The overrides were first authorized by the voters in 2004 and the voters authorized the overrides again in 2008. This summer the Oracle School Board will discuss the possibility of an election to ask the voters to authorize the override again. If the School Board decides to place the override question on a ballot it could appear as soon as the November 2012 election. A change in state legislation allows for the override to be one 15% M&O override instead of the current 10 percent M&O override and 5 percent K-3 override. The reasons for the overrides have remained the same over the years and will continue to mirror previous resolutions. These purposes are spelled out in the override resolution that is approved by the school board. The resolution
specifically explains what the money can be used for:** • Grades K-8. • Continuation of high quality instruction. • Continuation of higher educational standards. • Continuation and enhancement of program services. • Support inflation needs of the District and district employees. • Offer competitive salaries and benefit packages for teachers, support staff, and administrators. • Enhance the current educational programs for the students by continuing existing curricular programs such as, music, art, and physical education and/or add to the curriculum items such as a reading specialist. • Make available professional development to meet NCLB (No Child Left Behind). • Smaller classes sizes, which require additional teachers, paraprofessional assistance, and supportive supplies and material. The current tax rate total for the district is 3.0129. A
BLM Gila District to begin fire restrictions Under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43.U.S.C. 1701 et. seq.) and pursuant to 43 CFR 9212.2 this Fire prevention Order establishes fire restrictions for all Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administered public lands under protection of Gila District BLM in Arizona. In the interest of Wildfire Prevention and Public Safety, and in compliance with 43 CFR 9212.2 requiring BLM actions to complement and support state and local Wildfire Prevention, all state and local Wildfire Laws and
regulations shall apply to all public lands under protection of the Gila District in Arizona. Effective June 6, 2012, and until rescinded, the BLM will be entering into Stage II restrictions, which prohibits the following acts: • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire is prohibited. The use of Charcoal broilers or wood stoves is also prohibited. The use of propane and petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed on public lands provided such devices meet
the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety. • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building. • Using tracer ammunition, explosives or any incendiary device (including explosive targets); fireworks are always prohibited on public lands. • Welding, operating a torch with open flame, or operating a device that discharges sparks. • Possessing or using a motor vehicle off roads, except when parking in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet See Restrictions, Page 7
breakdown of this tax rate follows: • primary tax rate of 2.7649. • secondary tax rate of 0.2481 = (M & O override 0.1588 plus the K - 3 override 0.0893). I wish to thank the people of the Oracle School
District for their support. It is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions regarding the override or if there is ever anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to contact me. *Dollar amounts are estimates from May 2012. The final expenses will be
adjusted by June 30, 2012, the end of the fiscal year. **Purposes were obtained from the current School Board approved resolution from 2008. Respectfully, /s/ Todd Kissick Superintendent 520-896-3074
Friday, June 29 – Yesterday Once More - Tribute to Karen Carpenter – 7:30 pm A stunning tribute to one of the best voices in Pop Music History, Karen Carpenter. Starring Ann Davies, Yesterday Once More will take you back through all the classic hits from The Carpenters. Including “Top Of The World”, “Close To You”, “Rainy Days & Mondays”, and many more. $22 inclusive $24 at door. Saturday, June 30 - Dinner Dance-Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band-6:00 pm Voted 2012 Winner of the Top Community High School Band Award for “Essentially Ellington Competition”. You’ve seen them on stage at DesertView Performing Arts Center! Now you can spend a glorious evening at MountainView Clubhouse meeting the group, dinner, dancing or just listening to the sounds of the Tucson Jazz InstituteEllington Band! $30 inclusive Wednesday, July 11 – Classic Country Jukebox – 7:30 pm A hugely popular concert production featuring the hits of classic country from the 1920’s thru the early 90’s. You’ll hear Hank Williams (Sr. and Jr.), Merle Haggard, George Jones, Johnny Cash, George Strait and everything in between – performed by a six-piece classic country band and starring Robert Shaw and Kaci Bays – “The Sweetheart of Branson”. Kaci brings a long country tradition to the show, having toured and played Branson with Mickey Gilley for over 16 years. She’ll be belting out the hits of the great ladies of country music from Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and more! With highlights including some of the great country duets from Johnny & June, Conway & Loretta, and George & Tammy, this is one jukebox you’ll want to keep on playing! $25 inclusive $30 at door. Saturday, July 28– The Magic of Manilow featuring Terry Davies – 7:30 pm Terry Davies and a line-up of stellar musicians and vocalists pay homage to the music of one of the biggest selling artists of our time, Barry Manilow. Barry is best known for his catalog of hits that include the chart topping “Mandy”, “Ready To Take A Chance Again”, “Could It Be Magic”, “Copacabana”, and many more. In the late 1970’s five of Barry’s albums were on the best-selling charts, a feat equaled only by Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springstein and Johnny Mathis. $22 inclusive $24 at door. Wednesday, August 15 – Remember the King – 7:30 pm Every August, Elvis fans all over the world gather to honor the memory of their favorite legend on the anniversary of his passing, and Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band are proud to play a part in that tradition. The King of Rock and Roll has come to be defined by three distinct eras of his career: the young rockabilly days of “That’s All Right, Mama” and “Heartbreak Hotel”, the black-leather clad rocker of the ’68 Comeback Special, and the years spent headlining Las Vegas and touring the United States with hits including “Suspicious Minds” and “Burning Love”. This one-of-a-kind concert production celebrates the best known tunes from those three phases of Elvis’ career with authentic costumes and top-notch musicians. Don’t miss the one salute to Elvis that has it all, your chance to “Remember The King!”. $25 inclusive $30 at door.
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New Buick Verano offers entry-level luxury and comfort Drive Arizona Blvd. in Coolidge and notice in the middle of town that the Garrett Motors ChevroletBuick-GMC dealership is undergoing a facelift. It seems General Motors is asking each of its dealers to mirror one another in an attempt at national unity and branding. It is a striking look, really, with bold blue panels offset by neat grey trim framing places to show off new cars and trucks. Catch
any GM commercial on TV and notice that the look of the dealership on TV looks very much like the smart new façade taking shape on Arizona Blvd.. Similar to the freshening of the dealership, Garrett Motors recently began selling a new vehicle which itself is an update of an earlier model. The 2012 Buick Verano is an entrylevel luxury version of the Chevrolet Cruze, with plush improvements and a
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larger motor. Readers familiar with our He Says/She Says columns will recognize a few hotbutton items that Mary and I mention consistently out of frustration and hope that someday a manufacturer will address one or two of them. One such issue is equally adjustable seats for driver and front passenger. We think it is important
2012 Buick Verano at Garrett Motors in Coolidge (C. Fewel photo) that the two front seats be fully and equally comfortable. Buick does, too, and I am impressed. Both front seats are manually adjustable eight ways, which is more than enough to stay comfy over a long drive. Also, the entire cabin
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gets automatic-down windows, which is usually reserved for the driver and sometimes the front passenger. The quiet ride of this beginner luxury sedan is due to triple-sealed doors, laminated glass and ample insulation throughout.
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Quiet is one of those things that make a Buick a Buick. The quality of craftsmanship on this little jewel is excellent. It feels solid on the road, thanks to the 2.4-liter dual-overhead cam four-cylinder engine as well as the traction control that keeps all four tires in stable contact with the road. Our test vehicle, which was loaned to us for a long weekend by Garrett Motors, came with a base price of $22,585. Add the destination charge of $885 and the total sticker came to $23,470. That’s a strong price point when one considers the Verano’s competitors are the likes of the similarly equipped but much higher-priced Acura TS-X, Audi A3, Infiniti G-Sedan and Lexus IS-250. To be fair, the big advantage those cars offer is horsepower. The Buick’s four-cylinder motor does a fine job in town as well as competing for exit lanes on the craziest freeways Phoenix has to offer. It’s just not going to go down in history for overwhelming and impressive power. Its sixspeed automatic performed admirably. Verano has a fairly useful 7-inch touchscreen that lets you customize your radio See Auto, Page 5
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Mountain Lion Sunrises By Gary Every I have only seen three mountain lions in my entire life. Every time I have seen one it has been at sunrise. Every time it has been startling. My favorite was when I was mountain biking in Sedona, rounded a corner and there was a mountain lion. She was huge, female mountain lions are much bigger than males, a hundred and fifty pounds easy. She crouched in the road and glared at me. It was quite a fierce glare and stopped me dead in my tracks. I didn’t know what to do and was hoping she wouldn’t eat me. I realized it was up to her and not me. We just stood there and stared at each other briefly. Then the cat took a couple steps and leapt off the road, over a hill and above the manzanita bushes on top of the hill. Those massive muscles rolled beneath the feline fur and that cat leapt 30 feet across and 20 feet in the air. Then from the middle of the manzanita thicket the mountain lion
Continued from Page 4 and other more modern devices with ease. If you seek an even cushier car, you may wish to consider the Verano with the Convenience Equipment Group ($23,785 base) or Leather Equipment Group ($25,965 base). They add such niceties as a 9-speaker Bose sound system and heated leather steering wheel. I am way OK with the entry-level car’s measly six speakers and the solar-heated steering wheel that comes no charge. Clifford Fewel and his wife Mary write the AutoCouple column appearing quarterly in Pinal Ways Magazine, P i n a l C o u n t y ’s o n l y countywide magazine. Each week they alternate their solo driving impressions with “He Says/She Says” columns.
leapt again. All I could see was powerful shoulders, cougar butt, and that long black tipped tail flying
through the air. For just a second I started to get off my bike See Lion, Page 11
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Ego Symbol ‘I’: A Graphologist’s By Skylar Khan In the English language, the letter “I” represents our ego. There are no limits to the variations in which this particular letter, the personal pronoun I, is produced. Graphological interpretation of the personal pronoun I (PPI) takes into consideration its form and size compared with the body of writing. If the PPI is congruent with text, a good selfesteem is in evidence. For example, the PPI in figure 6 would be characterized as being independent or standing on one’s own two feet. If, however, the same form is much smaller than the rest of the writing, the PPI would
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be interpreted as aspiring to independence, but still having low self-esteem. When the PPI slants in the opposite direction of script (see figure 5), the writer’s view of how he fits into this world is not realistic. If the PPI looks like a number (see figure 3), the writer would be adept with figures and/or might have a special interest in money. Ideally, the size of the personal pronoun I (PPI) should be approximately the same height as the other capital letters. If the PPI is much higher than the capital letters, it would indicate the presence of vanity. The writer wishes to be noticed as an
exceptional being. The opposite occurs with a stunted, smaller PPI in comparison to other caps. The writer’s ego is fragile and he is insecure. Following are illustrations of a few PPIs and their interpretation. Figure 1. The ‘I’ is devoid of lead-in or other strokes. The writer’s behavior is natural; there is no affectation. This ‘I’ indicates streamlined thinking and cultured interests. 2. The ‘i’ is written in lower case. The writer compares himself unfavorably with others. This condition may or may not change, depending on age and
personality development. 3. The ‘I’ looks like the number two. The writer has a way with numbers and may work in related fields, such as accounting, mathematics, etc. The writer may harbor a feeling of being secondclass, either physically or emotionally, and he is protective of his emotions. 4. The PPI is only half the height of the other capital letters: The writer’s selfesteem is dwarfed. 5. The ‘I’ shows good form, except that it tilts leftward in an otherwise right-slanted script. The writer is cautious. He appears to participate in a project when, in actuality, his being cautious gets in the way of efficiency.
Diaper Bag: News from the Family First Pregnancy Care Center Summer is here and we have added a new class to our regular schedule of activities at the center. For those interested, we are offering Preparation for Childbirth Classes on Fridays. Expectant mothers and fathers are welcome to attend these free classes. Please call to reserve your spot. And Story Time for moms and tots will resume in July, the Earn While You Learn program is available
M-W-F, and our material assistance store is open for those who take a class. We also want to remind folks that we serve as the Family Diaper Bank for adult diapers and incontinence supplies in this area of Pinal County. Social service agencies and churches handle most of the distribution, but the diapers come through our facility. Donations of supplies are always
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look at the letter I 6. The ‘I’ is well shaped. The writer has shed parental influence. He is confident and he has cultured interests. 7. The ‘I’ is well shaped, except that the bottom cross stroke is smaller than the top line. The
writer does not “stand on his own two feet,” so to speak. Achievement of independence is incomplete. 8. The ‘I’ is penned from left to right, a movement toward the future. This particular style has been
taught in some schools. It is considered to be progressive. 9. A twisted, warped ‘I’. The person is engaging in a belief system that opposes his own deeprooted concepts. The resulting conflict will
have an overall negative effect on the personality. 10. The ‘I’ resembles a musical clef. The writer most likely plays an instrument or is otherwise involved in the music business. 11. The ‘I’ appears in close proximity to the next letter. The writer has a fear of being alone. He needs to be with people most of the time.
12. The two loops of the ‘I’ are well balanced. The writer is comfortable in mixed company. The PPI indicates simplicity, modesty and good selfesteem. There are many other variations of the personal pronoun I, some original, some bizarre and some impossible to make out. Their commonality, however, is that they
are representative of the writer and how he views his position in the world. A quote from Jane Nugent Green in her book You and your private I: “I cannot be separate from they. Each person lives with and among people, and how well he gets along with others depends on his views of himself and of his own capacities.”
2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future
generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Continued from Page 3 of a roadway. Operating a vehicle off road within the designated area of Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area is allowed. The following persons are exempt from the restrictions of this Fire Prevention Order: any Federal employee, State or local officer or member of an organized fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty. Violation of this Fire Prevention Order is punishable by a fine of not more than $1000, or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both (43 CFR 9212.4). The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land – the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY
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Oracle Patio Café introduces three great chefs to Tri-Community By John Hernandez The Patio Café has been open for a few weeks now and word about the new restaurant and its food is spreading around Oracle. “Best Mediterranean salad ever.” “Healthy food options.” “Scones and their baked goods are great.” “I tried their filet mignon chili and it is excellent.” These are just a few of the comments flying around Oracle. The quaint little café was named for their patio out back which will be the focus area of the café along with good fresh food. It is located on American Avenue across the street from the Oracle Inn. The building once housed Dora’s Café and Mother Cody’s. The three partners that will share cooking and other duties at the restaurant are David Raneri, Stacey Raneri and Maggie Miller. Chef David Raneri has been cooking for more than 30 years. He said he can remember as a kid rolling lasagna noodles and stirring pudding in a pot over the stove with his mom. This was in the days before instant pudding. He started working in a small place similar to the Patio Café back in the 1980s in Menlo Park, California. He then ended up in the Napa Valley working for renowned chef Joachim Splichal for three years at the “Pinot Blanc” restaurant. Splichal is an award winning celebrity chef known for his restaurant Patina which has been named as one of the top 40 restaurants in the United States and has catered the Oscars. Splichal is also listed in the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. After a series of family events, David moved to Arizona. David went to Wickenburg to help his sister who owned the Cowboy Café. When they came to Oracle, a part
time catering business David and Stacey were operating led them to the C.O.D. Ranch. They were looking for a chef and six months later he received a call from them. Raneri has been the chef at the C.O.D. Ranch for the past five years. The C.O.D. Ranch is becoming a popular retreat center and is noted for its food. “No other retreat center serves food like at the C.O.D.,” said David. “While working at the C.O.D., I got to refine my ideas about food. I hope it comes through on our menu. We would like to bring it here to the café.” “It’s fresh, honest and made here,” he added. “Eating local keeps money in the community. The community has been great in supporting us and helping us out.” What is David’s specialty? “I can’t answer that,” he said. “There is no one particular thing. We do a lot of regional cooking. I like the theme thing. I want to look at themes such as Asian take out and maybe change the menu each week.” He continued, “We have
a simple basic menu but daily additions will be posted on a blackboard.” The Patio Café will also do catering. David said, “I like to hand the people a blank piece of paper and ask them what they want. We are not locked into any one thing. We will work with the client and tell them what we can do within their budget.” Stacey Raneri says that she learned from her husband David that cooking is an art. “You don’t always have to follow the exact recipe,” Stacey said. “I came from a family where my father was an excellent cook. When I was looking for a spouse, one of the requirements was that he had to be a good cook.” Stacey has worked with David in owning a mobile kitchen in Congress, Arizona and having a café in a day spa in Las Vegas. “Cooking for others made me love food,” she said. “I always loved to eat but for all of us the most important thing is putting something delicious in front of someone and when the
rave about or compliment us on the food, it is worth it.” Maggie Miller learned her way around the restaurant business in New York City. Maggie is an actress and while living in New York worked in a lot of restaurants between acting jobs. Maggie worked in television, movies and off Broadway theatrical productions. She played Dr. Cassandra May in the soap opera Port Charles and Lorraine Hawkins in Loving and The City. Her movie roles include being in the Spike Lee movie Girl 6 and Juice with Tupac Shakur. “Every actor works in restaurants sometime in their career,” Maggie said. “I worked in a lot of restaurants, working in all facets of the business”. After 17 years in New York, Maggie came back to Oracle to raise her kids. She started taking cheese to farmer’s markets and did some catering for Oracle Land Trust. She has also been working with and learning from David Raneri at the C.O.D. Ranch. “I just love to cook,” she
Maggie Miller and David and Stacey Raneri welcome diners to the newest restaurant in Oracle. (John Hernandez photo)
said. Maggie is known for her pies and has served them along with other home cooking at events at Linda Vista Ranch. The pies are popular at the Patio Café also. Customers have been asking if she can bake their favorite pie so she is having them write it down on a piece of paper and placing the papers in a basket. Each week a paper will be drawn from the basket and the pie selected will be baked and put on the week’s menu. Maggie says that the café is a place to come and relax, enjoy a good fresh meal, have some pie and coffee while you read the newspaper or browse the internet on your lap top. WiFi service is available and the café interior is air conditioned. The food at the café is different than the fare served in most of the restaurants in the TriCommunity area. For example the breakfast
menu has frittatas and quiche available as well as a gluten free oatmeal. Biscuits and gravy are served but with a southwest flavor courtesy of Chef Dave Raneri. The gravy is made with chorizo in it! The lunch menu includes a variety of salads and sandwiches with daily added specials posted on their blackboard as well as the soup of the day. They make individual sized pizzas with toppings such as kalamata olives and artichoke hearts. Whole fruit smoothies and specialty coffees are available. The desserts include fresh baked daily pies, banana bread, brownies, and scones. (blueberry pie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream is my favorite) The Patio Café offers good food, a nice dining atmosphere and friendly service. Try it, you will like it and be back for more.
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Health Issues: Marijuana By Dr. Michael Miles As with any substance that has mind altering properties associated with it, marijuana is a controversial subject. In this country there are only three non-pharmaceutical mind altering drugs that are available legally; alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Caffeine is the only one without age constraints for its use and it is often combined with large amounts of sugar making it a particular health risk. Marijuana is a current subject for debate for a number of reasons. It is costing
the taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars to fund attempts at controlling its use. This monumental effort to control the use of marijuana stems from its legal stature. In 1972, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have “no accepted medical use.” Since then 16 of 50 US states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Arizona is one of these states. It is estimated that 7 million
U.S. citizens use marijuana weekly and that over 100 million citizens have used it at some time. That is one in three citizens. There are 450 chemical constituents in the marijuana plant. The one that garners most of the attention is THC (delta-9 tetrahydocannabinol). This is the constituent that produces the altered mental states. Sophisticated cultivation techniques have increased the concentration of THC in medicinal plants from the previous 2-4% to the current 20% strains.
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Some plants are cultivated for their fiber and contain only trace amounts of THC. They are usually referred to by their general name “hemp.” Some common uses for marijuana in the medical community include the control of nausea and vomiting due to the side effects of chemotherapy drugs, the stimulation of appetite in patients wasting away from cancer or AIDS, the decrease of intraocular pressure from glaucoma, pain relief, and as a mood elevator. The Federal Drug Administration has approved LAND THC LISTINGs use in theNOT formINofAD a drug called Marinol for the control of side effects from chemotherapy and AIDS. “Medical Marijuana,” as designated in those states that have legalized it, similarly restrict its use to patients with cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, and chronic pain. The active mind altering constituents, cannabinoids, are at least as effective as some conventional medications for nausea. Some of these conventional medications are Compa-
zine, Reglan, and Torecan. Cannabinoids from marijuana also appear to be similar to codeine for the treatment of pain. However, extreme sleepiness and other central nervous system effects made cannabinoids undesirable as painkillers. Recent strains of marijuana have been developed with different effects on alertness. For example, sativa plants increase alertness whereas indica plants decrease alertness. Today’s market contains over a hundred strains with distinct effects and applications. To investigate CNS effects of frequent marijuana use, brain tissue volume and composition were measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 18 current, frequent, young adult marijuana users and 13 comparable, non-using controls. Automated image analysis techniques were used to measure global and regional brain volumes, including, for most regions, separate measures of gray and white matter. The marijuana users showed no evidence of cerebral atrophy or
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And so it goes at the ranch ... By Sigrid Settle I felt as if the technology, introduced to me in the Star Trek movies, was beginning to seep into Ranch life as an announcement flew around
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her room was still hovering around 80 degrees or so and since she hadn’t put her fan on in her room her forehead starting shining. It was then I realized we weren’t in the same room, after all it was currently cool in Arizona and I wasn’t sweating. The magic seemed to be broken for a moment until my attention went back to our conversation and the bonds of friendship took over again; that is until I saw my face reflected back at the bottom right corner of the screen. I had my glasses on and wondered how my friend could see my eyes as my glasses reflected the light shining on my face. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul and I was concerned my friend couldn’t connect with such an important aspect of my personality. When I brought the subject up she assured me she could see my left eye, although from her description my right eye seemed to be hidden from her. Again we returned to the conversation, but the sweat was beginning to accumulate on my friend’s face and I was worried it would soon start dripping down past her eyes, onto her lips and finally pooling around the bottom of her neck. I decided the safest course of action would be to terminate the conversation so she could get up, turn her fan on and cool off. We had, after all, covered many subjects and my concern over her sweating body was beginning to take over any thoughts of new topics in our conversation. So I ended my first talk on Skype and I felt triumphant until I realized something; I’m not going to be able to talk with my friends without being sure my hair is in proper order. I mean, they might focus on my messed up hair and not be able to move forward with the conversation. I guess the people in Star Trek never had a bad hair day because they never addressed this issue either. And I still have to figure out what to do about my eye glasses. And so it goes at the Ranch…
Published on Jun 13, 2012
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