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Caring for Women Veterans benefit from new clinic MELISSA CHAVEZ THE PORTLAND OBSERVER Female veterans from the coast to Bend, and from south of Salem up to Vancouver, now have access to vital medical services that are programmed specifically for their needs thanks to a new Center for Women Veterans Health at the Portland VA Hospital. With women accounting for 20 percent of current military enlistees — up from 9 percent who served in Desert Storm during the early 1990s — the new health center is expected to meet an increasing demand for BY
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PHOTO BY MARK WASHINGTON/THE PORTLAND OBSERVER U.S. Marine Corp veteran Kim Wilkie (left) and Women Veterans Program Manager Nancy Sloan welcome patients to the new Center for Women Veterans Health at the Portland VA Hospital.
PPS Board OKs STARBASE contract Program offers hands-on math, science teaching The Portland Public Schools Board of Education on Monday voted 4-2 in favor of renewing a contract for STARBASE, a 25-hour educational program funded out of the Department of Defense recruitment budget. The STARBASE program sends fourth and fifth graders to a week-long science camp on a local military base. Portland Public Schools has participated in STARBASE since 1993. This 2-year, $300,000-revenue contract between the school district and the DOD drew much attention district-wide, as it is usually a 1-year alliance, and comes before the board in spring, not fall. A growing number of Portland parents and community members strongly oppose the program because it is funded out of the U.S. military's recruitment budget and takes
place at a military facility. The STARBASE program has repeatedly been a hot-button issue for the school board, drawing dozens of people wanting to comment on it, and hundreds protesting it whenever it comes up for renewal. Monday was no different. Former and current teachers – both at the base and at PPS – praised the program’s ability to demonstrate to students a real-world application of math and science, taking it beyond classroom theory. Andrew Jaquiss, a North Portland elementary school teacher, called STARBASE “the best field trip of my life.” continued
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Students from Harvey Scott Elementary School get a demonstration of a bombdetonating robot, at STARBASE, a Department of Defense-funded program that teaches kids about math, science, and engineering. Photo courtesy of Starbase.
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Obama rallies for Kitzhaber President Obama went to bat for gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber on Oct. 20, arguing that the state needs Kitzhaber’s leadership more than ever. “You need him again, you need him one more time,” Obama told the crowd of 10,000 at the rally at the Portland Convention Center. Kitzhaber served as governor twice before, from 1994-2002 and is running for a third term in a close race against Republican and former Portland Trail Blazer Chris Dudley. “This should not be a difficult choice,” Obama said. “I know you have a race where both candidates are talking about change. But there’s only one candidate who has delivered change. And that’s John Kitzhaber. You know John’s track record.” Obama’s support of Kitzhaber is seen as a needed boost to the democrat, as results from an independent poll published in Sunday’s Oregonian show that the gubernatorial race is still too close to call. It's the fourth poll in a row – and the fifth of the last six – that show that the race is within 2 percentage points, with Kitzhaber defending a slight lead over Republican candidate and former Blazers player Chris Dudley. Seattle pollster Stuart Elway, who conducted the survey, told The Oregonian that the race now appears to come down to a battle over which candidate is most successful in getting his supporters to actually vote. "Turnout is destiny in this race," Elway said. "It's close and there aren't that many undecided voters left." The president said that it is up to voters to tell the Republicans that they have not forgotten about their time in office. “It is up to you to tell them we haven’t
President Obama and gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber.
forgotten. We don’t have amnesia, and we don’t want what you’re selling because we’ve tried it before and we didn’t like it because it didn’t work.” Much of the president’s remarks were devoted to get-out–the vote efforts. “We need you all to mail in your ballots now,” Obama said, “mail them in!” Obama called on attendees of the rally to “keep fighting, and knocking on doors and making phone calls and mailing in your ballots … (so that) not only are we going to elect John, but we are going to preserve that American Dream and American promise for centuries to come." Kitzhaber, elected in 1994 and re-elected four years later, is seeking an unprecedented third term. Dudley, in his first run for office, has appealed to Oregonians who think Kitzhaber already had a chance as governor, and the state needs a fresh approach to its persistent economic problems. Dudley said he's pleased to be virtually tied this late in the campaign in a state that has not elected a Republican governor since 1982.
"People are clearly seeing, even though there is that registration edge, that what we've been doing for the last 20 years has not worked," said Dudley, who has based his campaign on the idea that Oregon is lagging economically and educationally behind the rest of the country. "It's been a more Democratic state from day one" of this race, Dudley added, "so obviously going into this, I would have to say I was the underdog." Kitzhaber, meanwhile, is unconcerned by this, citing his huge advantage over Dudley in terms of political experience – he’s served 24 years in the state legislature, including seven as Senate president in addition to his two terms as governor. "That's right where we wanted to be," said Kitzhaber, adding that "we had wanted to be even going into the home stretch" after being greatly outspent in campaign advertising by Dudley over the summer and through much of the fall. Kitzhaber is hoping Oregonians will better relate to his laid-back, jeans- and cowboy hat-wearing self.
Week in The Review Blazers waive Pendergraph The Portland Trail Blazers have waived forward Jeff Pendergraph, it was announced Oct. 25 by General Manager Rich Cho. Pendergraph, 23, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in an Oct. 7 preseason game at Utah and is scheduled to undergo surgery as a result. “We want to thank Jeff for his hard work and professionalism since he arrived here in Portland, and we wish him a fast and successful recovery from his injury,” said Cho. “We sometimes have to make difficult decisions in this business, and this was certainly one of them.”
Oregon Awarded $9M for Rail Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Oct. 25 that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding nearly $9 million to Oregon to help implement plans to bring high-speed rail to the Northwest corridor. The funds will go toward plans to increase the frequency of rail service, reduce travel time and make necessary structural and track improvements to Union Station.
Health Center Recognized The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s Clinical Pharmacy team was recently nationally recognized for dramatic improvements in diabetes control. Virginia Garcia's efforts include discussing diet, exercise, medications and lifestyle with its patients. The award was given by the Health Resources and Services Administration for Outstanding Performance for documented results showing an increased clinical pharmacy services, improved health outcomes, and identification and prevention of adverse and potential adverse drug events.
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Portland Police officers Sunday arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the last week's shooting at Benson High School. The suspect, police have reported, is a suspected Crip gang associate who targeted a Benson student attending last weekâ€™s Benson-Jefferson volleyball game. The investigation into the shooting began Oct. 21, at 7:38 p.m., when Portland Police officers responded to the report of a shooting at Benson High School. As officers responded, school security immediately placed the Northeast Portland school on lock-down. At the time, a volleyball game between Benson and Jefferson was in the gym and Portland Night High School was holding classes for dozens of students. There were no reported injuries. Officers located evidence that shots had been fired around the front steps of the school. Additional witness information was received that
suspects were seen running north on Northeast 12th Avenue toward the Lloyd Center MAX platform, but a search of the neighborhood yielded no suspects. Gang Enforcement Team detectives began interviewing witnesses and located the intended victim, a 15-year-old boy who attends Benson. Portland Police found probable cause to arrest the 14-year-old male. A second person, a 15year-old male, was contacted during the arrest and was also taken into custody for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Short-Barreled Rifle after officers located a sawed-off rifle stuffed inside his pants, and located the magazine for the rifle in the pocket of the 14-year-old shooting suspect. Both suspects are brothers and suspected Crip gang associates. Detectives learned through the investigation that the 14-year-old and his 15-year-old brother went to Benson on Oct. 21 to watch the volleyball game, and encountered the 15-year-old intended victim. Both suspects were lodged at the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Center.
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Recruit Finishes Basic Training Navy Seaman Recruit Dylan S. Cumbo, a 2008 graduate of Franklin High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the 8-week program, Cumbo completed a variety of
training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to
succeed in the fleet. The instruction is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.
School Board OKs STARBASE contract continued
Jaquiss said that the program’s hands-on math and science education helps the budget-strapped district, and revealed that his students showed a 59 percent improvement from pre- to post-science trip scores. Many community members spoke out against the program, saying it was a means to recruit impressionable and economically vulnerable youth into joining the military. Most of the schools participating in the program are Title 1 schools, with high percentages of minority students, and high poverty rates. Anne Trudeau, a PPS parent, spoke in opposition to the program, pointing out that photos from the STARBASE site – showing students being instructed by teachers in uniform and students climbing on a tank – are means in which the military is targeting low-income or at-risk youth under the guise of education. Those photos, she said, are in contradiction to what board members claim happens on the base. “It has happened. It is recruitment,” Trudeau told the board. She also inquired about alternative curricula for parents who optout their child, and requested that equal school time be given to other
career options, since STARBASE is defined as a “career program.” Board member Dilafruz Williams also expressed concern over alternative education for opt-out students, and said more steps needed to be taken to ensure equal opportunities are available. The board confirmed that parents were sent home documentation in both English and Spanish about STARBASE’s location on the Portland National Guard Air Base. Member Bobbie Regan also related her trip last school term to the base, saying it allies closely with PPS’s outdoor school program. Student representative Dina Yazdani repeated past students’ testimony about their enjoyment of STARBASE, mentioning that they said they “had no idea” that the program took place on a base. She was encouraged by these statements, as she – and several board members – also spoke out about the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. However, she was concerned that a former teacher at the base did say that he was interested in recruiting students. Board members Williams and Ruth Atkins voted no, with student representative Yazdani unofficially voting yes, and member Martin Gonzalez not present.
Marine Learns Engineering Marine Corps Pfc. Nigel L. Bliss, a 2006 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, recently completed the Basic Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician course. During the classroom instruction and practical application at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp
Lejeune, N.C., Bliss received training on the operation, maintenance and repair of field power generating equipment. He also studied electrical theory, operating principles of alternating and direct current generators and control devices. Bliss joined the Marine Corps Reserve in January.
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Veterans Benefits for Women continued
services. “Everything from medicinal needs to exam table needs is different for men and women,” said Women Veterans Program Manager Nancy Sloan. Four years ago, when she first began working for the Portland VA, physicians didn’t have the capacity to do gynecological exams because there were no stirrups. The health center, which opened Sept. 10, offers gynecological and urological services, primary care, cervical and breast cancer screening and treatment, family planning, nutritional guidance, mental health care, and much more. PHOTO BY MARK WASHINGTON/THE PORTLAND OBSERVER Women Veterans Program Manager Nancy Sloan (from right) shows U.S. Marine Corp veteran Kim Wilkie and Army veteran Milly Bui some of the health care offerings at the new Center for Women Veterans Health.
Milly Bui, who served in the Army from 2002 to 2005, has been pleased with the new facility’s offerings. “It’s actually been great,” she said. “Before the women’s health center, I had many different primary care physicians, and since it’s opened, I’ve had one.” Bui added that the medical services offered have seemed quicker as well — whether getting an appointment, time spent in the waiting room, or needing to see someone without an appointment. The nearly 4,000-square-foot facility is located in the southeast section of the Portland VA Medical Center which sits across from the Oregon Health Sciences University campus in southwest Portland. With a separate entrance, soothing colors, sculptures, and female physicians, the health center space is meant to be a calm refuge for the up to 3,400 qualifying women veterans in Oregon and southwest Washington who served the country in situations that were sometimes mentally and physically brutal. Government-funded through federal economic stimulus money, the facility cost $300,000 to build, and sees about 150 to
200 women a week. Sloan expects that rate to double in the upcoming months, as the urological and gynecological staff settles into the new space. The use of the Portland VA by women grew about 15 percent last year, a higher growth rate than by men. That trend is expected to continue with the increasing enlistments of females in the military. Sloan says patients are also younger. About 30 percent to 40 percent of the women served by the Portland VA facilities are under the age of 40. The average age of patients four years ago was 45-50, but is much lower today, averaging 20-30 years old, she said. Former U.S. Marine Kim Wilkie said that it had previously been “a little awkward to ‘smoke ‘n joke’ with the guys” in the Portland VA hospital’s waiting room before getting examined. She says that medical providers at the new facility have made her feel more comfortable because they take a more holistic approach. “They want to know what’s going on in all aspects of my life, and we have more of a dialogue,” Wilkie explained. “It’s not just ‘you’re here for a problem, let’s treat that problem.’”
October 27, 2010
CALENDAR for October 2010 SUNDAY
World Vegetarian Day National Day China
CWG 2010 (3rd-14th Oct) World Habitat Day Wear New Clothes Today
Let's have dinner Together
St. Francis Day
11 Columbus Day Thanksgiving Canada Go For a Picnic Today
Durga Puja Dussehra Rose Festival (Texas)
Let's Dance Together
Today is my lucky Day
16 Boss Day
I am Happy Today
Emergency Nurses Day
Friend Appreciation Day
Express Your Love Week
Don't Lose Heart
Make A Wish Today
Drive Fast Today
United Nations Day International Forgiveness Day Mother in law Day
Karwa Chauth Don't Follow Any Rule Today
Play With Your Kids Today
Make A Difference Day
Statue Of Liberty Day
Gift Someone Flowers Today
October 27, 2010
Home Repairs Help Offered Program targets Interstate, Lents The Portland Housing Bureau has funding to help approximately 32 homeowners in the Interstate corridor and 15 homeowners in the Lents Town Center make critical repairs to their homes. Homeowners can borrow up to $15,000, but the Home Repair Loan Program doesn't require monthly payments or charge interest. At the beginning of the 11th year of the loan, 20 percent of the loan will be forgiven. After the 15th year, the loan will be completely forgiven. The loan is a zero-percent deferred payment loan with an annual percentage rate of .0012 percent, which results from $400 in fees the
housing bureau charges to administer each loan. PHB allows these fees to be financed. Funds must be used to make critical repairs like fixing electrical hazards, replacing leaky roofs, removing mold, repairing failing porches, and addressing other health and safety items or building code violations. Funding is limited to home owners who own and occupy properties located in urban renewal areas. The program is an urban renewal strategy to improve the housing stock and address blighted homes within these areas. To learn more or to request applications, call 503-823-3400.
Grocery Goes Green Hawthorne Fred Meyer earns LEED Silver rating A significant remodel at Fred Meyer’s southeast Hawthorne location attained a Silver-LEED certification for the 128,000-square-foot building. The new design maintained the same footprint as the site’s original 1950s Fred Meyer, and The Kroger Co., which operates all Fred Meyer stores, reports that it has determined that for every dollar spent on the remodel, nine dollars in energy consumption would be saved down the road. The two-story remodel, designed
The southeast Hawthorne Fred Meyer’s remodel by MulvannyG2 Architecture earned it a LEED Silver certification, making it one of the most sustainable supermarkets in the United States. by MulvannyG2 Architecture, certified supermarket among added 3,000 square feet and in- Kroger’s 2,500 stores nationwide. creased the store’s programmatic LEED certification provides indensity. The design is projected to dependent, third-party verification reduce utility costs by between one that a building project is environand two percent. It’s the first LEED- mentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. “While there are about a dozen LEED-certified supermarkets in the United States, mostly smaller, niche grocers such as Whole Foods and Washington state’s PCC Natural Markets, Fred Meyer serves a more broad-based demographic,” said Randy Sauer, Principal at MulvannyG2. “And this brings green architecture, and the expectation to have green architecture, to everybody.”
Seed Fund Managers Chosen Jim Huston and Angela Jackson of Portland have been selected to manage the Portland Seed Fund. This fund is an economic development tool proposed by Mayor Sam Adams to provide capital to entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups. Huston and Jackson will establish and manage the fund, which will receive the city’s initial $500,000, and actively work to identify additional investors to reach the targeted goal of $1.5 million in capital. The lack of seed funding has long been an issue for high-growth start-ups and entrepreneurs with innovative product ideas. Portland’s emphasis on entrepreneurship in the city’s Economic Development Strategy has led to the emergence of a seed fund as a critical initiative to spur job creation and economic growth in the city. Additional information can be found at portlandseedfund.com.
October 27, 2010
Rosie Completes Tunneling Big Pipe project ahead of schedule Rosie, the 530-ton tunnel boring machine, has finished tunneling on the East Side Big Pipe project. The East Side Big Pipe is part of Portland’s program to control combined sewer overflows, and is the largest public infrastructure project in Portland’s history. Rosie started working in September 2007. It bored into the McLoughlin shaft on Oct. 18 to complete tunneling about 4 months ahead of schedule. Work is beginning now to prepare the nearly 6-mile long, 22-foot diameter pipe for activation. The tunnel will be ready to accept combined sewage by late next summer. The $426-million project is the largest sewer construction project in Portland history. Environmental Services is working to complete several other sewer overflow projects including the
EMMANUEL Church of God in Christ United 4800 NE 30th Ave. Portland OR 97211 Rosie, the 530-ton tunnel boring machine that the City of Portland is using for its East Side Big Pipe project has completed its tunneling 4 months ahead of schedule. The tunnel will manage rain runoff and keep combined sewer overflows out of the Willamette River. Balch Consolidation Conduit, the Sellwood Wet Weather Pump Station, the Portsmouth Force Main, and Phase 2 of the Swan Island CSO Pump Station. When construction is complete in December 2011, Portland’s combined sewers will overflow to the
City Expanding Greenway A 6-acre addition The walking, jogging and cycling path that links communities along the Willamette River will expand in North Portland. A 6-acre addition to the Willamette River Greenway will allow the city to build more than onethird mile of trail north of the St. John’s Bridge, at North Catlin Avenue and North Decatur Street. Metro, the City of Portland Parks & Recreation, and the Bureau of Environmental Services collaborated to purchase the land in August for $1.19 million. Costs were split equally among three sources: regional funds from Metro’s voterapproved 2006 natural areas bond measure, the city’s local allocation from the Metro bond measure, and the city’s Grey to Green initiative. Metro and the city have made significant progress this summer in the Baltimore Woods Connectivity Corridor, the name community advocates gave a missing piece of the greenway between Cathedral and Pier parks. Less than half a mile from the new acquisition, the city recently purchased a cluster of
three properties totaling one acre – supported by a combination of funding, including a grant from Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods program, the City’s share of natural area bond funds and the City’s Grey to Green program. “By combining our energy and resources, the Metro Council, the City and community supporters are making a real difference for North Portland. Today’s investments lay the groundwork for many wonderful walks and bike rides,” said Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder, who represents District 5. He celebrated progress in the area on Saturday, at a community event hosted by Friends of Baltimore Woods. “This acquisition is a win-win for the community,” said City Parks Commissioner Nick Fish. “Through our partnership with Metro and BES, we’ve been able to preserve an important natural area and add a vital piece of the Willamette River Greenway trail.” As the greenway expands through North Portland, it will serve residents and workers in the St. Johns town center, connecting them with central Portland and beyond.
Willamette River an average of once every three summers and four times each winter, instead of every time it rains. The entire 20-year combined sewer overflows program will cost Portland sewer ratepayers an estimated $1.4 billion.
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The local hip hop dance crew F.I.O. has won a talent competition to compete in the BET network’s music video show 106 and Park. Pictured are the group’s members, Brian Toombs, Ryan Toombs, Matthias J Evans Jr., David Dai and Donald Barfield.
Hip Hop Dance Crew NYC Bound A hip hop dance crew made up of members from Portland and Vancouver has won the right to compete on the popular music video show 106 and Park, a program on the BET (Black Entertainment Television) network. The group F.I.O., which stands for Future is Ours, got their March 2 invitation to compete on the show after winning a regional talent search completion in Portland on Oct. 9. Amber Dines, a spokesperson and promoter for the group,
said the audition was made possible when Javonne Shearn, the owner of Jai D’Shea Entertainment, a Portland management and artist development company, reached out to the show’s talent scouts Blaze the Stage. “ No one believed a competition like this would come here, but with the hard work and dedication of Javonne Shearn, she made it possible by contacting Pat Charles the senior show writer of BET and together they paved the way making it pos-
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Zoo Hosts Howlin’ Good Time Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn more about wildlife on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31, during “Howloween at the Oregon Zoo,” presented by Sterling Savings and FedEx in association with the National Safe Kids Coalition. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free with zoo admission. “Most kids love trick-or-treating, and Howloween at the zoo provides a safe place for them to wear their costumes, have some fun and learn about animals,” said Kim Smith, zoo director. The celebration aims to be educational as well as fun. An intriguing scavenger hunt will direct trickor-treaters to easily accessible activity stations throughout the zoo. Activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the zoo, and their habitats and adaptations. Goodie bags filled with candy and prizes will be given out for completed hunts at the zoo’s exit. Throughout the weekend, visitors can watch the zoo’s enrichment team provide animals with holiday-themed treats like pumpkins stuffed with snacks. Enrichment items such as pumpkins –– provided by Al’s Garden Center – – help keep the zoo’s animals men- Animals and visitors receive treats during the Oregon Zoo’s tally and physically stimulated. ‘Howloween’ celebration.
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I Love My Hair Curly-haired Muppet is role model
A brown muppet representing an AfricanAmerican girl is shown during the taping of the 'I Love My Hair,' video for the children's program, 'Sesame Street.'
(AP) -- A plucky little muppet in a pretty pink dress, her brown hair a perky 'fro, is helping little girls — and their moms — to accept themselves just the way they are by loving their hair. The nameless muppet manages to trim away generations of yearning for long, silky locks with her song, "I Love My Hair" and has become an Internet sensation. Now her creator wants to give her a life beyond YouTube. "I really want to sit down with the writers and figure out what we can do with her and give her a name, and really expand her out," said Joey Mazzarino, head writer for "Sesame Street," who co-wrote "I Love My Hair" with composer Chris Jackson. The video is being shared on Twitter, and posted on gossip sites and blogs. It is popping up on Facebook pages and discussed in the comments section on YouTube, where the original clip gets a steady stream of views. "It struck a particular chord with African-American moms like me," said author Denene Millner, a columnist for parenting.com and the creator of parenting blog MyBrownBaby. "I think that at some point, if you have a little girl, we all deal with the day your child comes home from school and says, 'I don't want my hair to look like this; I want it to look like Annie's.' And Annie's hair is blond and long and not what she has." Meanwhile, a little Muppet girl in pretty pink dress says it all: "I love my hair ... there's nothing else that can compare, I love my hair."
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A Blessing for Homer & Bart Vatican’s official newspaper praises Simpsons family
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"The Simpsons" just got a blessing from the Vatican. The official Vatican newspaper has declared that beer-swilling, doughnut-loving Homer Simpson and son Bart are Catholics — and what's more, it says that parents should not be afraid to let their children watch "the adventures of the little guys in yellow." "Few people know it, and he does everything to hide it. But it's true: Homer J. Simpson is Catholic," the Osservatore Romano newspaper said in an article on Sunday headlined "Homer and Bart are Catholics." The newspaper cited a study by a Jesuit priest of a 2005 episode of the show called "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star." That study concludes that "The Simpsons" is "among the few TV programs for kids in which Christian faith, religion and questions about God are recurrent themes." The middle class U.S. family prays before meals, and "in its own way, believes in the beyond," the news-
Homer Simpson may love beer and skips church in favor of football, but the Vatican has declared the doughnut fan and his family to be Catholics. paper quoted the Jesuit study as saying. It's the second time the animated U.S. TV series, which is broadcast in 90 countries, has been praised by the Vatican. In December 2009, the Osservatore Romano described the show as "tender and irreverent, scandalous and ironic, boisterous and
profound, philosophical and sometimes even theological, nutty synthesis of pop culture and of the lukewarm and nihilistic American middle class." "The Simpsons", which introduced the catch-phrase "D'oh," is the longest-running prime-time TV series in the United States and is now in its 22nd season.
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Norman Sylvester Band -- Boogie Cat Norman Sylvester and his band perform Friday, Oct. 29 at the Gemini Pub in Lake Oswego; Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Tillicum in Beaverton; Friday, and its 50-year aftermath to the Nov. 5 at the Thirsty Lion; and Sat- stage. urday, Nov. 6 at the Spirit Mountain Pancake Breakfast -- Grandparents Casino in Grande Ronde. Raising Grandchildren, Inc. will hold Antiques and Collectibles -- Port- their second annual benefit panland Antique & Collectible Show, cake breakfast, Saturday, Oct. 30 Expo Center, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Self EnhanceOct. 30-31, features hundreds of ment, Inc., 3920 N. Kerby Ave. $6.95 exhibitor booths with turn-of-the- with carry out available. century furniture, antique toys, Victorian décor, vintage clothing, gar- Muralist Art Exhibit -- Works by den antiques, wacky memorabilia, the late community artist and muralist Charlotte Lewis estate jewelry and more. are on display at Discount Admission -- OMSI visi- the North Portland tors pay only $2 per person for gen- Library, Northeast eral admission on the first Sunday K i l l i n g s w o r t h of each month as well as discounted Street and Comadmission of $5 to the Planetarium, mercial Avenue. OMIMAX Theater and USS Sundays, 1:30 Blueback submarine. 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, noon- 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon - 7:30 p.m.; and Civil Rights Era Comes to Life -Fridays, noon- 5:30 p.m. Playwright and director Susan Lincoln Hall Concert -- The Banyas was in Portland State University Symthird grade in phony will perform their first 1954 when she concert in the beautifully transsaw her “colformed Lincoln Recital Hall, on ored” school go up in flames. The Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets Hillsboro Story, playing this month are $17 for general admission and at the Artists Repertory Theater, $12 for seniors. downtown, brings what she saw
Bloodyvox -- Start with a group of beautiful and talented dancers, add a hint of Hitchcock, a touch of Vampire, top it off with a healthy dose of zombies and corpses and you get “BloodyVox,” a dance theater experience that mines cinema, folklore and our collective nightmares to bring the season of spirits and All Hallows Eve to life. Suitable for all ages. Performances at The BodyVox Dance Center: 1201 NW 17th. To order tickets call 503.229.0627 or go online to http://www.bodyvox.com Cornfield Maze Tradition -- The Portland MAiZe at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island, open daily through the month of October with plenty of physical and mental challenges. Visit portlandmaze.com or call 503-621-7110.
Comedian to Debut on Broadway Comedian Chris Rock will make his Broadway debut in a new play about love and fidelity with an Xrated title. Rock will join Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vazquez in a production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play "The Mother ... With the Hat." (The title includes an expletive.) The 14-week engagement begins previews on March 22 at New York’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The play centers on Jackie (Cannavale), a parolee who is newly sober, and his girlfriend, who is not. Rock will play Jackie's sponsor. Chris Rock
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Time to Get Out and Vote ment of the minimum wage, the De- American families. And with 37 govpartment of Education and a ernorships up for grabs, issues that woman’s right to choose. Immi- are being hotly debated at the state and the worst economic crisis in grants, Muslim-Americans and level, including school reform, imour lifetimes, there are those who other minority communities are migration and health care spending are demonizing the jobless and wondering if they will still be wel- will be affected. threatening to end their unemployment benefits. People often say that in a democracy There is the threat of the repeal decisions are made by a majority of the of historic health care reform. There are those determined to people. Of course that is not true. extend job-killing foreign tax credits and tax cuts for the wealthiest Ameri- Decisions are made by a majority of those cans while shifting more of the tax who make themselves heard and who vote… burden to the middle class. — Walter H. Judd, former Minnesota congressman There are calls for the abolish-
Too much is at stake BY MARC H. MORIAL
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the rallies, polls and pundits will be silenced and the American people will have the last word in what has developed as one of the most important and contentious mid-term elections in recent memory. The stakes are high. In the midst of persistent high unemployment
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comed in the land of equal opportunity on Nov. 3. And retired seniors, who just learned that they won’t be getting a cost of living increase next year, would be put at further risk by those advocating for the privatization of Social Security. A slight shift in the balance of power in both the House and the Senate could have a seismic impact on the well-being of millions of middle class and working class
So if you thought about sitting this one out – don’t. Too much is at stake. No matter what you have heard from the pundits and prognosticators, no election is ever decided until the people cast their votes. And if you are among the 16 percent of African Americans who are currently unemployed and discouraged, that is even more reason to make your voice heard. For you the choice is between building on the
change we voted for in 2008, or allowing a return to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place. Our nation is facing tremendous challenges both at home and abroad. The overwhelming issue is jobs, but this election is also about our nation’s moral direction and whether or not we will allow groups like the Tea Party movement to take us back to an era of overt racial, ethnic, religious and economic division. The strength of our democracy has always been the fact that it is We the People who get to peacefully choose our leaders and shape our destiny by the power of the vote. As the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Alice Walker once said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” So today and every day until Nov. 2, remember that the power for change is in your hands. Get out and vote. Marc H. Morial is the president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League.
Cease Public Defender Fees Trend stacks up against the poor BY JUDGE GREG MATHIS
Even if you’ve never encountered the criminal justice system, you’re probably familiar with the phrase “You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.” What you may not know is that, in many states, defendants are being charged for that court appointed attorney. This increasing trend is leading many poor defendants to waive their legal right to representation and, instead, represent themselves. A report released by the New York University School of Law's Brennan Center for Justice found
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that 13 of the 15 states with the largest prison populations charged some sort of fee to defendants in need of a lawyer. These charges include application fees and can add up to over $1,000. The study found that in Michigan, many individuals facing misdemeanor charges decided 95 percent of the time to waive their right to an attorney because they couldn’t afford the fees. It’s no surprise that this is common practice in states with large prison populations. With defendants representing themselves and going up against trained prosecutors, the chances of a conviction are much higher. This could lead to unlawful convictions and overcrowded prison populations. In an ideal world, anyone ac-
cused of a crime would have the means to pay for an attorney. Unfortunately, most of those arrested come from poor communities and don’t have the money – even $1,000 – to pay for legal counsel. Charging for that service, in effect, denies them a basic right to representation. Most of us believe that, on many levels, the criminal justice system is unfairly stacked against poor individuals. This trend of charging defendants for legal services does nothing to challenge those beliefs. States must discontinue this practice and find another way to generate revenue. By charging for public defenders, the system is building yet another pipeline that directs individuals toward prison. Greg Mathis is a former Michigan District Court judge and current syndicated television show judge.
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Who Cleans the Windows of Glass Houses? Many ensnarled by a ‘nanny-gate’ BY RAUL A. REYES
Et tu, Lou? It turns out that Lou Dobbs has employed undocumented workers to toil on his estates and tend to his family's numerous horses. The boy for the anti-immigrant crowd said he was told the workers were legal immigrants. What he didn't say, as he did in April 2006, was that "employers who hire illegal aliens should face felony charges." Perhaps Dobbs is getting tips from Meg Whitman. The former e-Bay CEO has spent at least $140 million of her own money trying to become the next governor of the Golden State. On the campaign trail, she pledged to be "tough as nails" on illegal immigration. She has vowed to hold employers accountable with fines, inspections, and jail time. She has promised Latinos "más trabajos" (more jobs). Then her former housekeeper surfaced in public. Whitman, it turns out, employed an undocumented immigrant in her home for nearly a decade. Rather than accept personal responsibility, Whitman blamed the media, unions, her opponent, and her ex-maid for the situation. Sadly, for one Latina, the result was not más trabajos, but no trabajo. Politicians of both parties regularly be-
come ensnared in their own "nanny-gates." No wonder, since the Pew Center estimated in 2009 that 29 percent of the nation's housekeepers are undocumented. Zoe Baird lost her chance to serve as Bill Clinton's attorney general because of her undocumented help. Linda Chavez lost her shot as George W. Bush's Secretary of Labor over her undocumented maid. Let's review the facts surrounding Whitman's housekeeper flap. Nicandra Diaz-Santillan admits she lied about her immigration status to the agency that Whitman used to hire her. In 2009, after working for Whitman for nine years, Diaz confessed she was illegal. She was fired. Whitman claimed not to have seen the "nomatch" letters regarding her housekeeper sent by the Social Security Administration. When Diaz produced one of these letters, which included a handwritten note by Whitman's husband saying, "Nicky, look into this," the gubernatorial candidate said she didn't recall seeing it. Still, that doesn't absolve Whitman of her responsibilities as an employer, especially considering she is a candidate who touts her savvy business skills. Once she learned Diaz was undocumented, Whitman had a duty to notify immigration authorities. She didn't do that, despite her relentless campaign message of holding employers responsible for hiring illegal workers. So either Whitman considers herself above the law or she was knowingly breaking it. I
would hardly call this being "tough as nails" on illegal immigration. Whitman maintains she didn't turn Diaz in because she was "a friend and a member of my extended family." Really? When her housekeeper admitted she was undocumented, Whitman axed her on the spot. Given that Whitman has broken spending records in her quest to become California's next governor, couldn't she have helped her housekeeper out…a little? A consultation with an immigration attorney might have cost $200. Apparently, Diaz's plight wasn't worth the trouble to the Silicon Valley billionaire. For those who rail against "amnesty" for illegal immigrants, these controversies expose tremendous hypocrisy. In the Dobbs and Whitman cases, we see once again that immigration is a personal as well as a political problem, one that can only be solved through comprehensive reform, not "get-tough" rhetoric. Whitman's "enforcement only/no amnesty" is a bad policy for California. And she offers no solution to one of the most contentious issues of the immigration debate: what to do with the millions of undocumented workers who are already here? Amazingly, Whitman still doesn't get it. Even after this controversy arose, she has continued to insist on holding employers accountable. She might as well add, except if it's her. Raul A. Reyes is an attorney and columnist in New York City.
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Ready for Red Celery? Unique product coming to local stores (AP) -- Is America ready for red celery? Florida and California growers think so and have bet consumers will bite on the colorful crunch of its new product. Red celery will hit selected supermarkets Dec. 1 — in time to add some eye-catching color to holiday tables, said Dan Duda, president of Duda Farm Fresh Foods. The celery has the same flavor and crunch of regular green celery. It was nearly 20 years in the making, he said. One of the family owned company's celery breeders, Larry Pierce, started developing it in 1991, working off a European heritage variety using natural breeding methods.
Celery breeder Larry Pierce holds red celery in a Salinas, Calif., field. The celery, which will be test marketed on the west coast and in the northwest and southwest, has the same flavor and crunch of regular green celery. (AP Photo)
Jean Ronnei, who oversees the award winning school meal programs of the St. Paul public schools, said the new celery could be a "perfect fit" for her cafeterias, which run "coolest new veggie" contests to encourage students to try fresh produce.
"We do eat with our eyes," Ronnei said, adding that she hoped it would be priced low enough for the school lunch market. "If there are efforts under way to jazz up veggies, I'm all for that," she said.
HIV and AIDS Risks Remain High (AP) -- Health officials estimate that 1 in 22 black Americans will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime — more than twice the risk for Hispanics and eight times that of whites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the numbers Thursday. The report
says the lifetime risk is 1 in 52 for Hispanics, and 1 in 170 for whites. Asian-Americans had the lowest lifetime risk, at about 1 in 222. The data is not considered surprising. Earlier research has shown blacks, especially, have
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October 27, 2010
HEALTHMATTERS Health Care Reform and You For Your Health BY LARRY LUCAS
From last summer’s town hall meetings to this fall’s mid-term election ads, no doubt you’ve heard a lot about health care reform. But what does it mean for you? It’s time to stop the rhetoric and get the facts. Thanks to new provisions and discount programs introduced in the landmark legislation, more Americans than ever before will have access to improved health care, including their prescriptions. Today’s tough economy has forced many to make difficult decisions about their health, like choosing to go without needed medicines so they can pay for food. This is a choice no one should have to make, and both lawmakers and those in the health care industry recognize that. The new coverage gap discount program in the Medicare prescription drug benefit will help prevent seniors from ever having to make that choice. The coverage gap, or “donut hole,” occurs when patients’
prescription costs reach a limit under their coverage plans, forcing them to pay for the remaining costs of their medicines up to a certain point. To help reduce the out-ofpocket costs facing Medicare beneficiaries within the coverage gap, beginning in 2011, America’s biopharmaceutical research companies will provide a 50 percent discount on brand-name medicines to eligible beneficiaries. When combined with government contributions, the coverage gap will be effectively closed over the next 10 years. But the Medicare coverage gap discount program is only part of the larger health reform overhaul. Another important issue is working to bridge the huge disparity between those who have access to health care and those who do not – a particularly profound problem in our community where patients without
insurance may rely on emergency rooms or free clinics for care. Critically, the new health reform law expands the health workforce and increases funding for community health centers to provide care for everyone – no matter how much they are able to pay. Access to quality medicines takes more than just dollars and cents; it takes an enormous investment in the research and development of new and better treatments – to the tune of 10-15 years and more than $1 billion for a single medicine. Long before health care reform was a reality, patients could turn to the Partnership for Prescription Assistance for help. Today, this nationwide effort sponsored by America’s biopharmaceutical research companies is still providing access to patient assistance programs that provide free or nearly free medicines to patients in need. For more information, call 1-8884PPA-NOW or visit pparx.org. Larry Lucas is a retired vice president for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
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: I continue to hear that diet and exercising are helpful in maintaining a strong body. But where do I begin? There is so much literature and when I ask my doctor he seems unconcerned. How can I get started? : A good way to begin is with the basics. Since 1895 Chiropractic has been the leader in teaching the basics of health to our society. Good health must include proper nutrition. A general rule of thumb is that foods high in fiber are best for you. Limit your meats and refined foods as well as
alcohol. Get plenty of exercise. For most people it only takes an hour or so a week to stay fit. Walking at a brisk pace with good arm swing is excellent. Rest is paramount. Everyone feels better after a good nights sleep. In Chiropractic, we will often recommend relaxation exercises as well. Have a joyful spirit. Scientists know now that our attitudes actually affect our entire chemis-
try. Finally, always keep a healthy nervous system. Chiropractic is especially suited for understanding the effect of stress on the nervous system and how to eliminate it. Total fitness can be only a call away and worth so much more than just another pain prescription. Isn’t it time you stepped up to safe effective Chiropractic?
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In Loving Memory Ella Moore Roberts was born in San Augustine, Texas. She finished high school in San Augustine and was married shortly afterward to Lowrie Roberts. They lived in Texas for about 10 years before Lowrie sought work in Portland at the ship yard. Ella found employment working at a prominent downtown hotel. She loved dogs. Ella was a dedicated, loyal member of First AME Zion Methodist Church from 1943 until 1999, when her health began to decline. She sang in the choir, served on the Stewardess Board, was a life member of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society Council, worked in the Sunday School, and was a member of the Fellowship Committee. She counseled many new stewardesses even after her health declined. Harvest Homes became home for Ella in March 1999. Whenever she was at a family gathering, you would
soon hear her say, “I guess it’s time for me to go home.” The family thanks Harvest Homes for their care of Ella and for continuing to provide a place for those who need care, love, attention and a place to call home when the time arrives in their lives. Ella will remain in the memory of her family: sister, Georgia NewtonSmith (Garland), Portland; nieces: Margaret LaJewel Lewis – Portland; Dawn Marie Newton Smith (Marichal) of Atlanta, GA; Angela Barajas (Frankie) Webster, TX; nephews: Delbert C. Newton of Portland; Jay Patrick Moore (Lynn), Cincinnati, OH; sister-in law, Cleo Moore, San Diego, CA; several great, great-great nieces and nephews, and a number of other relatives and friends. We give God Glory for 94 years of life. Services entrusted to Neal's Compassionate Heart Funeral Home.
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Pumpkin Pancakes Ingredients • • • • • • • • • • • • •
2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons vinegar
Directions 1. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt, stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine. 2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
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3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 3/4 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour muffin pan or use paper liners. 2. Mix sugar, oil, eggs. Add pumpkin and water. In separate bowl mix together the baking flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.. Add wet mixture and stir in chocolate chips. 3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.