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Th e 4 t h Annu al PSUSD All Dist r ic t Visual an d Per fo r m ing Ar ts S howc as e was hel d S atu rday, M ay 2 1 , 20 1 1 fro m 10 a m - 3 p m at t h e Palm Spr in gs Air M u s eu m . O ver 15 0 ar t wo r k s f ro m al l 2 6 s i te s we re o n disp l ay. The re we re per fo r man ces by dist r ic t band and c ho ir gro u ps and the Steinway S o c i e t y. Ph o to s and R e p o r t by Br u ce M o ntgo mer y.

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Dangers and cr ises mar ked the foreign scene as Truman campaigned successfully in 1948. I n foreign affairs he was already providing his most effec tive leadership. I n 1947 as the S oviet Union pressured Tur key and, through guer r illas, threatened to take over Greece, he asked Congress to aid the t wo countr ies, enunciating the program that bears his name -the Truman D oc tr ine. The M arshall Plan, named for his S ecretar y of State, stimulated spec tacular economic recover y in war-tor n wester n Europe.

A New s e r i e s: “ Th e Ameri c an President s o f th e 20th Centur y.”

Har r y S. Truman

per haps as much as 15 billion dollars.

D ur ing his few weeks as Vice President, Har r y S Truman scarcely saw President R oosevelt, and received no br iefing on the development of the atomic bomb or the unfolding difficulties with S oviet Russia. Sudden ly these and a host of other war time problems became Truman’s to solve when, on Apr il 12, 1945, he became President. He told rep or ters, “I felt like the moon, the sta rs, and all the planets had fallen on me.”

As President, Truman made some of the most crucial decisions in histor y. S oon af ter V-E Day, the war against Japan had reached its final stage. An urgent plea to Japan to sur render was rejec ted. Truman, af ter consultations with his advisers, ordered atomic bombs dropped on cities devoted to war wor k . Two were H iroshima and Nagasak i. Japanese sur render quick ly followed.

Truman was bor n in Lamar, M issour i, in 1884. He grew up in I ndependence, and for 12 years prospered as a M issour i far mer.

I n June 1945 Truman witnessed the signing of the char ter of the United Nations, hopefully established to preser ve peace.

He went to France dur ing Wor ld War I as a captain in the Field Ar tiller y. R etur ning, he mar r ied Elizabeth Virginia Wallace, and opened a haberdasher y in K ansas Cit y. Ac tive in the D emocratic Par t y, Truman was elec ted a judge of the Jackson Count y Cour t (an administrative position) in 1922. He became a S enator in 1934. D ur ing Wor ld War II he headed the S enate war investigating committee, check ing into waste and cor ruption and saving 2

Thus f ar, he had followed his predecessor ’s policies, but he soon developed his own. He presented to Congress a 21-point program, proposing the expansion of S ocial S ecur it y, a full- employment program, a per manent Fair Employment Prac tices Ac t, and public housing and slum clearance. The program, Truman wrote, “symbolizes for me my assumption of the office of President in my own r ight.” I t became k nown as the Fair D eal.

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When the Russians block aded the wester n sec tors of B er lin in 1948, Truman created a massive air lif t to supply B er liners until the Russians backed down. M eanwhile, he was negotiating a militar y alliance to protec t Wester n nations, the Nor th Atlantic Treat y Organization, established in 1949. I n June 1950, when the Communist gover nment of Nor th Korea attacked S outh Korea, Truman confer red promptly with his militar y advisers. There was, he wrote, “complete, almost unspoken acceptance on the par t of ever yone that whate ver had to be done to meet this aggression had to be done. There was no suggestion from anyone that either the United Nations or the United States could back away from it.” A long, discouraging struggle ensued as U.N. forces held a line above the old boundar y of S outh Korea. Truman kept the war a limited one, rather than r isk a major conflic t with China and per haps Russia. D eciding not to run again, he retired to I ndependence; at age 88, he died D ecember 26, 1972, af ter a stubbor n fight for life. For more infor mation about President Truman, please visit Har r y S Truman Librar y and M useum


Cadet with her proud family ~Photo by Bruce Montgomery DHS Womens Club Scholarship and Awards Presentation Luncheon at Miracle Springs Spa and Resort Nielah McKee with sister and mother. Sixteen high school seniors and seven local schools were the recipients of this yearÕ s scholarships and awards from the Desert Hot Springs WomenÕ s Club.

Wind is our friend! Ph oto by Bru ce M o ntgo mer y

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to save money while giving back

With the juggling of wor k , k ids, school and a seemingly never- ending list of to - do’s, it ’s easy to get caught up in the dayto - day tasks involved with living our lives and forget about the wor ld immediately outside our own. But for many in the rest of the wor ld, addressing life’s most basic necessities - like food, shelter and water - is a struggle of its own. Near ly 1 billion people around the wor ld lack access to safe dr ink ing water, and wate r bor ne diseases remain a leading cause of illness and death in the developing wor ld. I n fac t, ever y day more than 4,000 children die from illness and disease related to unsafe dr ink ing water.

Non-profit organizations, such as the P&G Children’s S afe Dr ink ing Water Program are fighting to combat th ese star tling statistics and help provide clean dr ink ing water to people in need. While you may wonder how you can help, donatin g time or money direc tly to your favor ite char it y is not always an option. I n fac t, according to a recent I psos Public Affairs online sur vey among 1,005 adult women, 75 percent say they wish to suppor t causes they care about without having to donate a lot of money, and 70 percent wish they could suppor t causes they care about through ever yday purchases. That ’s why it ’s so impor tant to make your purchases count. Using coupons for good While coupon usage is always a great way for families to save, 4

many are unaware that coupons can of clean dr ink ing water to people enable users to save, while helping in need since 2008 - and that number continues to r ise.” others in the process. Unfor tunately, only 23 percent of women have heard of or seen these t ypes of coupons, yet more than 84 percent say they would be more likely to use a coupon if, in addition to providing them savings, it also contr ibuted to a cause. I n order to help spread the word about the availabilit y of coupons that can save more than your bottom line, visit GIVE HEALTH on Facebook in late M ay to download a shareable tool to “Smar t coupon redemption can inspire fr iends and family to lear n enable people to use their ever yday more about clean water issues purchases to improve the lives and how to help. of others,” says Dr. Greg Allgood, To lear n more about the issue direc tor of the P&G Children’s of clean dr ink ing water and the S afe Dr ink ing Water Program. P&G Children’s S afe Dr ink ing “B y redeeming P&G brandSAVER coupons, consumers have helped us Water Program, visit w w w.csdw. org. provide more than 42 million days For instance, on Sunday, June 5, a special edition of the P&G GIVE HEALTH brandSAVER coupon book let will be distr ibuted in newspape rs across the countr y. For each coupon redeemed from this book let, one day of clean dr ink ing water (2 cents per coupon redeemed) will be donated to people in developing countr ies through the P&G Children’s S afe Dr ink ing Water Program.

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Summer Entertaining Summertime brings longer days, warmer weather and many opportunities to enjoy the company of family and friends at barbeques, picnics and block parties. If not planned out wisely, though, these parties can mean high-calorie meals that aren’t kind to your waistline. By making a few simple substitutions, you can easily cut calories, added sugar and make any summer meal healthier. SPLENDA® Signature Chef and expert entertainer, Katie Brown, suggests serving fresh, nofuss recipes that feature the bold, bright flavors of healthy fruits and vegetables that are currently in season. “A fresh summer salad with a light citrus dressing is one of my summer entertaining staples,” said Brown. “I also love baking pies, especially during the summer months, because they are such a classic American dessert.” Brown also suggests using SPLENDA® Sweetener Products in place of sugar in some of your favorite party foods, like snack mix or fruity beverages. “Your guests will enjoy themselves more knowing that they are indulging in delicious food while not going overboard on calories.”

Recipes courtesy of Katie Brown and Splenda.

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Chef Katie Brown’s Nostalgic Apple Pie

prepared double pie crust cups baking apples, thin-sliced, cored, peeled cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place one crust into a 9-inch pie pan. 2. Place sliced apples into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Combine SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture over apples and toss. Spoon apple mixture into piecrust. Place the second crust over the filling. Seal edges, trim and flute. Make small openings in the top crust. 3. Bake in preheated 425 degrees F oven 40-50 minutes or until the top crust is golden. Serve warm or chilled. Serving Size: 1 slice (1/8 of pie). Nutritional Information (per serving, based on 8 servings): Calories: 310; Calories from Fat: 140; Total Fat: 15g;Saturated Fat: 4.0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 270mg; Total Carbs: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugars: 16g; Protein: 3g

Barbecued Chicken

Barbecue Sauce 3 cups reduced-sugar ketchup 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend 1/3 cup cider vinegar 3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons molasses 1 tablespoon paprika 11⁄2 teaspoons salt 11⁄2 teaspoons garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon onion powder 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoons liquid smoke Chicken 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup hot tap water 3 cups cold water 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1. Combine all ingredients for barbecue sauce in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes, or until slightly thickened. (Top with a splatter guard during cooking.) 2. Use immediately or cool, cover, and refrigerate for up to 1 month. 3. Combine SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, salt, and hot water in 1-gallon zipper-lock bag and shake to dissolve SPLENDA® and salt. Add cold water and chicken. Press air out of bag, seal, and refrigerate 1½ to 2 hours. 4. Remove chicken from brine and discard brine. Refrigerate chicken until half an hour before you want to grill it (up to 1 day). Pat chicken dry with paper towels and sprinkle all over with pepper. Let rest at room temperature for 20 minutes. 5. Heat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate and coat with oil. 6. Put chicken on grill, cover, and cook 5 to 7 minutes on one side. Flip chicken and brush with barbecue sauce. Cook another 5 to 7 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear (about 170 degrees F on an instantread thermometer). 7. Coat chicken with 1½ cups Sweet and Smoky Barbecue Sauce. Nutritional Information (per serving, based on 8 servings): Calories: 270; Calories from Fat: 60; Total Fat: 7g;Saturated Fat: 1.5g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 1770mg; Total Carbs: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 68g; Protein: 22g

For more information and recipes, visit

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Southern Iced Tea

cups water, divided family size tea bags cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated Optional Flavoring: ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice Optional Garnish: mint sprigs, lemon slices. 1. Bring 3 cups of the water to a boil. Pour over tea bags; cover and steep 10 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags, squeezing gently. 2. Stir SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener into tea; add remaining 2 cups water. Add lemon juice, if desired. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish, if desired. Serving Size: 1 (6 fl oz) drink. Substitute three or four regular-size tea bags or 1 tablespoon loose tea for 1 family-size tea bag. Nutritional Information (per serving, based on 6 servings): Calories: 15; Calories from Fat: 0; Total Fat: 0g;Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 5mg; Total Carbs: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 0g

Send A Pie To Help Feed The Hungry

SPLENDA® Sweetener and Meals on Wheels sweetened Independence Day this year by delivering slices of apple pie – baked with Chef Katie Brown’s recipe – to those in need across America. You can still help by visiting and virtually creating your favorite slice of pie to share with family and friends. SPLENDA® Sweetener donated $50,000 to Meals on Wheels Association of America and if 25,000 additional slices of pie are sent by Labor Day, SPLENDA® Sweetener will donate an additional $5,000. Start spreading the sweet today!

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Fresh ideas for summer entertaining B

r ight flowers are blooming, nights are tur ning war mer, the days are getting longer : ‘ tis the season for outdoor enter taining. D esign insiders say you can make summer sizzle by throwing a great dinner par t y without break in g the bank . Simply star t with t wo sources your china cabinet and M other Nature.

hard on our flower gardens and unfor tunately those tender blossoms just don’t last

Place smooth stones in the bottom of a clear glass pitcher, and use those to anchor a large fresh flower, such as a G er ber daisy. Fill with water for a fantastic accent - you can even float a candle for evening enter taining.

“ With the higher gas pr ices and tough economy, many people are look ing for ways to dazzle their guests without spending a lot of money,” says Keith Wink ler, produc t mar keting manager with R eplacements, Ltd., billed as the wor ld ’s largest retailer of old and new china, cr ystal, silver and collec tibl es. “Star t by rethink ing how you use your tableware. S o many people only use their fine patter ns for special occasions and then they ’re locked into think ing you can only use a cer tain piece for its intended pur pose. B y think ing creatively, you can find so many more uses that aren’t only prett y ; but also a great conversation star ter.” Wink ler says iced tea glasses are per fec t for par faits or fruit salads, while sher bet or champagne glasses are great for ser ving ice cream or other desser ts. M ar tini glasses make fantastic shr imp cocktails. And don’t be afraid to use larger ser ving pieces, such as a punch bowl or soup tureen, for holding bread or buns at a cookout; you can also fill those with ice to chill wine and other dr inks.

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You can even use double old fashioned glasses to create floral ar rangements for individual place settings.

Plant fresh flowers or her bs in cups and saucers to go around the table or k itchen. This not only adds a splash of fresh green color, her bs are handy for healthy cook ing. Another quick summer decorating tr ick is to place fresh leaves or blossoms flat on a dinner plate, then place a clear glass luncheon or salad plate over the floral design. You can use var ious colored plates, leaves or flowers to create unique designs for each guest. Ar range candles and flowers or even sand and sea shells on cake stands to use as table center pieces or accents for any room of your home.

all that long,” says visual merchandiser D ubravk a Vujinovic. “ Whether you have large flower beds or just a window box, it ’s ver y easy to let nature be your guide and take advantage of the vibrant seasonal colors and tex tures by adding flowers and other greener y to your dinner table.” Fill a clear vase with lemons and add water and fresh flowers.

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Vujinovic says you can easily give your table a fresh look by simply usi ng colored glass plates, or adding an accent plate you can change seasonally to complement your ever yday dinner ware. Hot color trends for summer 2011 include br ight vibrant colors such as coral, turquoise and honeysuck le. You can find more of Vujinovic ’s design tips on R eplacements’ YouTube Channel, or the company ’s website,

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ouples heading to the altar have a lot to think about. Planning a wedding is no small feat, but, as many people will tell you, pl anning for your life together beyond the big day is even more impor tant. While think ing about the future is definitely exciting, you should also be sure to have a discussion with each other about topics like buying a home, merging your finances and managing debt.

Why yo u s h o uld d i s c u s s yo ur f i nances now

of your dreams or take year ly vacations - those answers can be the inspiration that ke eps you * What is the total debt load bet ween the t wo of us and how will wor k ing toward being debt free. we address it? Using a tool like D ebt Wise, from credit repor ting agenc y When it comes to debt, make Equifax, can make the process the conversation realistic, but easier to manage and enable you optimistic as well. I t ’s impor tant to get out of debt faster. Using to ask tough questions like why the infor mation that the agenc y you got into debt and what could outside par t y prepare our taxes?

I f both of you have relatively low debt - or better yet, no debt - you should talk about the steps that you need to take to keep your finances in good order. Living debt-free is a great goal to have as a couple, and doing so will eliminate one of the major stressors of any mar r iage. Having a frank co nversation about your finances now can help prevent future mar ital conflic ts about money. Consider these points for discussion with your fiance. Keep the tone of your conversation k ind and understanding - it ’s easy to get aggravated, but that won’t help anything in the long run. * Should we combine our finances af ter getting mar r ied or keep them separate? * What k inds of purchases do you think it ’s approp r iate to make with credit cards? * How will we budget for major expenditures, like cars, vacations or home repairs? * Who will be responsible for paying bills? * Are you open to seeing a financial advisor or having an

already has from your credit card companies and other lenders, D ebt Wise automatically pr i or itizes your debts into a plan designed specifically for you and updates as you make progress. Not only can it But to give yourselves help you tack le your debt faster, it something positive to wor k toward, can also help you save on interest ask what living debt free would charges - giving you even more mean to each of you - or to you financial room to achieve your both, as a couple. M aybe it means goals. For more infor mation, go to you’d be able to afford the home w w w.debt happen if you don’t deal with the situation. Those answers can help paint a clearer pic ture of how you’re going to star t paying down your debt.

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d d a o t y a w y s a e An e u c e b r a b r u o y o t e r i o t r e p re

Gr illing is one of the great Amer ican r ites of summer, but your average burgers and brats can only take you so far. I f you’re look ing for a way to take your bar becue exper ience to another level, adding a smoker to your arsenal can really help you br ing more flavor to your gather ings.

You might think using a smoker would be labor-intensive and time - consuming compared to using a standard gr ill, but smok ing is ac tually easier than you might think . Smokers are also versatile and comparable in pr ice to a nice gr ill, mak ing buying one affordable for anyone who takes their bar becue ser iously. “Smok ing is a great method for adding flavor to r ibs, wings or a por k roast,” said M aster built CEO and cook book author John M cLemore. “I t ’s also as simple as prepar ing your meat, placing it in the smoker and letting it cook while you spend time with your guests on the patio. Once it ’s done, your meat is ready to ser ve.” M cLemore offers the following tips for those who are look ing to tr y their hand at smok ing: * B efore you cook anything in your new smoker, s eason it by 8

filling it with a handful of wood c hips and setting it to its highest temperature with the air vents open. Let it run for ab out t wo hours, adding wood chips t wice dur ing the process.

* Par t of the fun of a smoker is that you can use multiple t ypes of wood chips to add different flavors from standard mesquite and hickor y, as well as the less common, but flavor ful, apple or pecan. R epeat the process of seasoning your smoker with each new flavor. * An elec tr ic smoker can make for simple and convenient bar becuing. For example, the M aster built Elec tr ic Smokehouse features a digital ther mostat and remote timer that make it easier to monitor your roast. * I f your meat reaches your desired temperature before you are ready to ser ve, simply wrap it in aluminum foil and reduce the smoker temperature until mealtime. * O ver loading the smoker with food may cause uneven cook ing and ex tend cook ing time. I t ’s best to allow enough space for proper heat circulation.

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* I f you’re smok ing wet r ibs, apply

bar becue sauce about an hour before you are finished cook ing and wrap with aluminum foil. I f you prefer a dr y rub, apply the seasoning before placing the meat in the smoker. * Bar becue sauce isn’t the only thing you can use to flavor meat. For example, tr y mixing things up by complementing your por k roast with peanut butter to add a delicious nutt y flavor. For more smok ing tips and recipes, visit or check out M aster built on Facebook . You can also tr y one of these recipes from M cLemore’s “Dadgum That ’s G ood ” cook book . Super Smokers Sweet and Spic y Chicken Wings I ngredients:

or until done. While the wings are cook ing, mix the hone y, bar becue sauce and apple juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until war med through. R emove the wings from the smoker and place in a disposable aluminum foil pan. Pour the war m sauce over the wings and toss to coat evenly. R etur n pan to smoker on middle rack and cook for another 25 minutes. R emove from the smoker and ser ve immediately. S er ves four to six. G ame Hens with Asian Citrus Baste I ngredients: 4 gam e hens 1 teasp o o n salt 2 teasp o o ns b lac k p ep p er 3 gar li c c loves, m inced 3 green o nio ns, m inced

2 1 / 2 ta b l esp o o ns b lac k p ep p er

2 t ab lesp o o ns b rown suga r (fir mly p ac ked)

1 ta bl e s p o o n o nio n p owder

2 t ab lesp o o ns c ilant ro, chopped

1 ta bl e s p o o n c hili p owder

1 f resh large lem o n, juiced

1 ta bl e s p o o n gar lic p owder

1 f resh large li m e, juiced

1 ta bl e s p o o n seaso ned salt

1 c up f resh o range jui ce

5 p o u n d s c hi c ken wings, r insed and dried

1/ 4 c up soy sauce

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D irec tio ns :

1 teasp o o n ho t sauce

D irec tio n s: S eason hens with one teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of pepper. Split each game hen in half. I n a medium bowl, thoroughly mix gar lic, onions, brown sugar, cilantro, one teaspoon pepper, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, soy sauce and hot sauce. R eser ve one cup for basting. Pour the remainder over hens and mar inate for six to eight hours in the refr igerator. Preheat smoker to 225 F. Place hens in smoker for 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes, or until the inter nal temperature of the hens is 165 F. Using the cup of mar inade, baste hens several times dur ing smok ing. S er ves eight.

I n a small bowl, mix together the black pepper, onion powder, chili powder, gar lic power and seasoned salt. Place the chicken wings in a large resealable bag. Pour the dr y rub into the bag and shake to coat the wings. M ar inate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature or up to 24 hours in the refr igerator. Preheat smoker to 225 F. Place the wings on the top rack of the smoker and cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Tur n wings and cook for another 25 or 30 minutes, Desert Loca L News © May 21, 2011


Annual Celebrity Charity Invitational Golf Tournament

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Story and Photos by Pat Krause The Agua Caliente R esor t Spa held its annual Celebr it y Char it y I nvitational G olf Tour nament at I ndian Canyons G olf Course. A breakfast was ser ved as guests registere d to play golf. A silent auc tion was held in the club house. The event was held on M ay 16th and was played on 2 courses. Celebr ities from all fields played in the tour nament. Big names in NFL and Baseball along with ac tress Lindsay Wagner and K athleen M adigan. All the celebr ities lined up on the putting green for a group photo just before the 9:00 shotgun star t. A par t y af ter golf was held in the I ndian Canyons Club house in Palm Spr ings. Local char ities benefit from this tour nament. I ts great that so much attention is given to local char ities thru golf in the Valley. Celebr ities are to be given a lot of credit for lending their names and par ticipation to these events to help raise monies needed for the many different char ities in our Coachella Valley.

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Palm Springs Air Museum Stor y and Photos by Bruce M ontgomer y

Th e 4 t h Annua l PSU SD All Dist r ic t Visual an d Per fo r m ing Ar ts S howc as e was hel d S atu rd ay, M ay 2 1 , 2 0 1 1 fro m 10 a m - 3 pm at t h e Palm Sp r in gs Air M u s eu m . O ver 15 0 ar t wo r k s f ro m al l 2 6 s i te s we re o n d i s play. The re were per fo r man ces by d is tr ic t band and c ho ir gro u ps and the Steinway S o c i e t y.

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Ste fa n ie Powers a t her Q&A

Glo r ia Gr e er, A la n K . Ro de a n d J u l i e Ad a m s ~ P h o to by Pa t Kra use

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s n o y L r u h t r The A Palm Springs Film Noir Festival Stor y a n d P h o tos by Pat K rause movies they star red in. Julie Adams made an appearance on opening night and was on hand for her film on Fr iday night. Diane Baker, Bar r ie Chase, Jeanne Cooper and Nor man Lloyd came for their movies that were shown on S at. and Sunday. These films White. M any of the Films made stars out of some of the were ac tually shot in Palm Spr ings and some of the ac tors newcomers and brought more recognition to the already big lived or vacationed here stars. Gregor y Peck , Tony Cur tis, dur ing that time. Joan Crawford, John Payne, Dan The opening night film, D ur yea , Lee R emick and Glenn Exper iment in Ter ror, had a Ford to name just a few. special guest that appeared O ther films shown were in the film as a Teenager. Six Br idges to Cross, Crashout, Stafanie Powers held a Q S aboteur, The Damned D on’t & A af ter the film that was Cr y, M irage, Loophole, Plunder moderated by Film Noir R oad, 99 R iver Street, The producer, Alan K . R ode. Under wor ld Stor y, A K iss B efore Stefanie told many stor ies D ying and Cape Fear. I am sure about her exper iences in this many people remember these fil m and many others. She great stor ies on film. Noir films also related her conser vation are being restored so they of animals passion that she can live on forever so other and fr iend Bill Holden were generations can see them. M any so ac tive in and she still is. have already been lost and Stefanie has wr itten a book , beyond restoration. One from the Har t, that tells R ic and R ozene Supple along some of these stor iess. She with Producers Alan K . R ode, held a book signing on stage Eddie M uller plus other Film af ter the film. Noir enthusia sts, K im M organ, O the r screen stars of M ar vin Paige and Foster H irsch th ese films attended the helped br ing this great festival to out Valley. The Ar thur Lyons Palm Spr ings Film Noir Festival was held at the Camelot Theater on M ay 12th thru the 15 th. Twelve Film Noir movies shown were from 1950 to 1965 and are Black and

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Stor y a n d P h o tos by Pat K rause Just Fabulous B ook Store in Palm Spr ings held a book and CD signing for the fantastic singer, author Dionne War wick . She was in the Valley for 2 reasons, She signed books, CDs and posed for photos from 2 to 4 at the book store. She had to hur r y out to Fantasy Spr ings R esor t Spa for a sound check . She per for med that night in the Special Events Center at Fantasy Spr ings Casino to a sold out crowd. S everal hundred p eople lined the street in front of the book store to buy a book or CD to get autographed and meet this great singer. S ome had meet her before or were fans for many years. One

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A la n S y l v ia , A ll e n L a w son, Melv H o p k in s w in it h a u to g r a p h e d it e ms fan named her daughter Dionne af ter the star. She sur pr ised her daughter by br inging her to the book signing to meet her namesake. O wner Steve M onk arsh heard the stor y and gave the mother and daughter each a ticket to Dionne’s concer t that night. They were ex tremely excited. Just fabulous is a great place for these events. They provide refreshments and there is seating outside in the little par k area. There is also a couple sofas inside the stor y. Ver y customer fr iendly. He holds many book signings each year by some ver y well k nown authors and stars. Desert Loca L News Š May 21, 2011 15

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Story and Photos by Pat Krause Loretta Young. The glamorous legendar y M ovie and Television ac tress received the 335th Star on the Palm Spr ings Walk of Stars on Thursday. M ay 19th. The Star dedication was held at 121 south Palm Canyon Dr ive in front of several hundred spec tators and fans. Her career spanned over seven decades beginning as a child star dur ing the silent film era and continued into the years of color films and television. She won an Oscar and 3 Emmys dur ing her long stint as a Holly wood beaut y, ac tress, and fashion icon. She k new how to make an entrance by swir ling into the room in a fabulous gown, her Television trade -mar k on the Loretta Young Show. Her children Judy and Chr istopher along with many celebr ities attended this grand affair. Ac tresses M argaret O -Br ien, K aye Ballard, Elinor D onahue

and Ruta Lee all spoke about their remembrances of her. O ther proclamations were read along with several letters from other celebr ities and fr iends. She spent her last years in Palm Spr ings, first as a retirement area and then as a humanitar ian. She helped the sick and less for tunate by getting involved with many char ities. A devout catholic she regular ly attended M ass. She first came to the D eser t as a teen and came of ten to our great Valley br inging her family with her. I t was only natural that she chose Palm Spr ings as her home at the end of her remar k able career. Loretta was a true Holly wood movie legend and this Star in Palm Spr ings is long overdue. Thanks to the dedication of 2 gentlemen fans, R oger Freeman and M iguel Padro who wor ked tirelessly to make this day a realit y.

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AmeriCorps Staf f The fif th annual Amer iCor ps Week , tak ing pl ace bet ween M ay 14 and 21 provides the per fec t oppor tunit y for Amer iCor ps members, alums, grantees, program par tners, and fr iends to demonstrate Amer iCor ps’ impac t on cr itical issues, br ing more Amer icans into ser vice, and thank the communit y par tners who make Amer iCor ps possible. Amer iCor ps is called the domestic Peace Cor ps because Amer icans can stay in the United States and ser ve their communities. The Peace Cor ps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then S enator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the Universit y of M ichigan to ser ve their countr y in the cause of peace by living and wor k ing in developing countr ies. Amer iCor ps week shines a spotlight on Amer iCor ps’ impac t in communities across the countr y in order to motivate more Amer icans to join Amer iCor ps or volunteer in their communities. President Bill Clinton initiated Amer iCor ps in 1994 to allow Amer icans to ser ve in the United States. The Valley Par tnerships Amer iCor ps Promote program has been successful in fully funding and operating the program in the Easter n Coachella Valley since 2006. Amer iCor ps Promote provides oppor tunities for Coachella Valley residents to teach in our schools and net wor k with school staff. Amer iCor ps Promote is a program that wor ks to improve a child ’s reading fluenc y. I t taps the talent of volunteer members through their ser vice year. For this ser vice members receive a living allowance stipend of $12,000 and a $5,350 education award upon successful completion of one year of ser vice. Amer iCor ps Promote members provide education solutions through tutor ing reading fluenc y for English lear ners. Af ter-school they are science and enr ichment ac tivities mentors, inspir ing k ids to dream and create. They lead others in civic engagement to improve social ser vices for young and old alike. M embers clean up schools, 18 Desert Loca L News © May 21, 2011

Am e r i Co r p s Continued from Page 18 par ticipate in fluenc y festivals, assist senior citizens, and unite neighbors in common pur pose. Across Amer ica, Amer iCor ps Promote programs are funded by the Cor poration for National and Commu nit y S er vice as 30% “match grants”. Grantee organizations must match and fund-raise the remaining 70% of the balance of their program budgets. Today, 26 Amer iCor ps Promote members are tutor ing 750 children in reading fluenc y, using proven reading inter vention techniques li ke time reading, letter and sound recognition and comprehension. Students are motivated to lear n with member suppor t, and their reading test scores improve. This is the only education inter vention program in the Coachella Valley located in 13 elementar y schools of the Coachella Valley Unified S chool Distr ic t. Since 2006, the program has ser ved 4377 low per for ming students (K-3), of which 1500 moved up one grade level in reading, and 3096 engaged in af ter-school science and enr ichment ac tivities. On Fr iday M ay 14th, Amer iCor ps promote and Valley View Elementar y S chool hosted the 1 st annual in-school Literac y Day Festival by providing students with an entire half day of literac y focused events such as myster y wr iters, book raffles, vocabular y bees, book reading, book mar k mak ing, face painting, balloon charac ters, ar ts & craf ts and fun g ames.

On Tuesday M ay 17th, Coachella M ayor G arcia shadowed t wo Amer iCor ps members at Ce sar Chavez Elementar y S chool. Using his passion for reading since he was a small boy, M ayor G arcia devotes his ex tra time to volunteer as a board member for The Valley Par tnerships Amer iCor ps Promote Program. M ayor G arcia shared with the Amer iCor ps members that he has volunteered over the past few years at many schools and loved the interac tion at the school because it was fun, educational, and he got plent y of oppor tunities to meet the school staff. This is to thank you M ayor G arcia and Adam S anchez for giving back to our schools to assist k ids in lear ning how to read. Anyone interested in applying to Amer iCor ps Promotes literac y program can call 760-776-5555.

“ This is all higher level reading, “Adam S anchez said as a child searche d for a reading book to take home. “I t ’s all just a par t of what we do here”, said S anchez. “ We just want to br ing literac y into their day in a fun way.” Desert Loca L News © May 21, 2011 19

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Too t s ie

H i, my name is Tootsie, and I’m as sweet as can be! I’m a one year old, female, 8 pound black Chihuahua mix that was picked up as a stray. 


Adop t a Pe t

A864871- S n ow M y name is Snow. I am a 7-year old white female who’s look ing for a loving owner! I am ver y easy to walk , and love to be petted; but most of all, if you’re look ing for snow in the deser t, I’m your dog.

Lightning McQueen

Did you see a white flash pass you? I don’t just have shor t legs for looks; they ’re also for speed, meaning they don’t call me lightning M cQ ueen for nothing. I’m a 2 year old male, white/tan Ter r ier mix, look ing to race into you and your family ’s hear ts. S o, clear the speed way and come on down to the Coachella Valley Animal Shelter and check me out!! 20 Desert Loca L News © May 21, 2011


K atie

H i, my names K atie and I’m pleased to meet you! I came to the shelter with my brothers and sisters; all 4 of them! I f you’re look ing to adopt, come to the Coachella Valley Animal Campus and meet my whole family! I’m a 3 month old, female, brown/black shepherd mix.

A 8 63568-H i my na me i s O s ca r B l u e ! I’m a 1 year ol d, m a l e, d om e s ti c s h o r t ha ir ly n x poi nt. I l ove to p l ay, be p e t, and most of a l l b e l ove d. I’m O s ca r Bl u e, t he cat wh o c a n b e your tru e co m p a n i o n f r ien d!

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H e llo, my na me i s M e l. I’m a 2 ye a r o l d male, b l a c k , d ome st i c s h o r t h a i r. You might t hi nk “e h, j u s t a n o th e r cat,” but you woul d b e w ro n g. I have beaut i f ul,  cop p e r- co l o re d   e ye s w ith a sof t, ra d i a nt, he a l thy,   je t b l ac k coat. I m i ght e ve n h ave s o me B om b ay i n my b l o o d l i n e s s i n ce I h ave bee n tol d I have th e l o o k s ! ! Come visi t m e at t he Co a ch e l l a Valley An i ma l Ca mp us today!

i s my n a me and eat i ng i s what I d o b e s t! I’m an 8 year o ld, n e u te re d, o range t iger do m est ic s h o r t h a i r wait ing fo r yo u to a d o p t m ! I f yo u’re lo o k i ng fo r a l oya l, l ovi ng, sweet and relaxed k i tt y cat,   then I’m t he o ne fo r yo u ! I l ove to sit by t he wi ndow, watch th e great o utdo o r s, and e n joy cu d dling up o n t he so f a w i th a l ov i ng owner.

That ’s r i ght, it ’s D i o r ! The t a lk on D ela ny St reet, t he diva yo u have to meet! Ever y t im e I walk by all I he ar is  who’s t hat st unni ng, 2 year o ld domes tic sho r t hair, To r t ie fem ale? I’m a nything b ut do m est i c ; I have a who le other p er so nali t y t hat wo uld m elt you r hea r t! I c am e to t he Co ac hella Valley Animal Cam p us o n Feb r uar y 17th, and I have

high hopes that the r ight owner will adopt me, so stop by and meet me!

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