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Authorities arrested Richard “Ricky” Ramirez for allegedly molesting a six-year-old girl in Carpinteria. Officials said Ramirez had allegedly agreed to watch the girl while her parents were out of town.

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As officials look to spend $50,000 on moving benches to deter the homeless from loitering, downtown patrons express skepticism that the project is worth the cost.

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January is typically when legions of people devote themselves – often temporarily – to eating healthier in the new year. However, being smart about eating healthy goes beyond portion control. One local entrepreneur, Dina Clapinski, believes that reading ingredient labels, as to know what you are putting in your body, is critical. She and her brother, Jonas Dalidd, founded Be Food Smart (befoodsmart.com), to encourage this and other healthy habits.

"Just look at the label," is Clapinski's impassioned refrain. "Just read it. It's shocking how many people never look at ingredient labels."

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Be Food Smart, which the siblings launched in March 2010, provides a searchable, evergrowing database of strangesounding ingredients.

Befoodsmart.com displays not only an explanation of what the ingredient is, but offers a letter grade on the relative merits of consuming it. Clapinski, 33, and Dalidd, 31, hope to help steer consumers away from dubious additives, chemicals and preservatives, and make smarter choices. In addition to the database, the site is frequently updated with original content: healthy recipes, analysis of food safety and regulation issues, and more in-depth spotlights on select listings from the ingredient database. See FOOD, page 6

The cyber trail that leads suspected hacker Imoukhuede Ohiwerei Ehimika to his arraignment hearing in Superior Court today is littered with more than identity theft, commercial burglary, and bad checks. At least for now, there are also 10 people whose personal finances Ehimika allegedly pillaged recovering along the way. And for at least one victim, the effects of Ehimika’s alleged crimes that linger are more than financial. Mary Stettner is retired with heart problems. So the letter she said she got from Citibank one Friday last May telling her they froze her account due to a “recent review of irregular activity” not only raised her ire, it raised her blood pressure. Dangerously. “It’s devastating, I felt invaded,” she said. Stettner’s home equity line of credit, which had been $60,000, jumped to over $79,000 and then again to $90,000 in two weeks. See IDENTITY, page 2


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The latest initiative to discourage aggressive panhandling on State St. follows an entrusted old school model, to say the least. Behave badly and your toys will be removed. Or as in this case, your benches will be relocated to more inconvenient locations. Santa Barbara is launching a pilot project to move 14 benches on two busy blocks of State Street to reduce the number of panhandlers in the area. The Downtown Organization and the city’s Redevelopment Agency are working together on the project. So far, the proposal is getting a lukewarm reception. “It’s a waste of money,” said Santa Barbara resident Andrew Devore, 40, about the $50,000 bench-moving project. “They’re going to ask for money wherever they sit.” Devore said he uses the benches often as he walks up and down State Street daily, although he only sits where the sun can reach him. He said the competition for the

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FROM PAGE 1 Not knowing who did it or if it could be corrected in a reasonable amount of time, Stettner re-financed her home mortgage to pay off the debt. “But Citibank was so incredible and supportive,” she said. They even offered to pay the costs of any medical bills accrued by her because of the stress while they investigated the theft. “It was taken care of,” Stettner said, “I was made whole and the stress was off.” Now, Stettner said she has all kinds of “traps and firewalls” on her computer. And the detective gave the self professed low-tech Stettner some advice. “Mary, he told me, all they need is your name and your social security number and they can do anything with it,” she said. ‘You have no idea,’ the detective said. But even though she’s now straight with the bank, Stettner said she’s still experiencing negative effects. Last week in Macy’s, she was turned down for a credit line. The store sent Stettner a letter explaining it was because she couldn’t successfully identify herself. Stettner won’t be in court today to see

benches is tough, and a lot of times they are occupied by homeless people. And when they are relocated or removed, the opportunity to soak up the sun in downtown will be even slimmer. Homeless man Paul Vincent Johnson, 60, spends much time on the benches on State St., although he distances himself from “the aggressive panhandlers”. He said they are on lower state, around the bars. Johnson pointed to a roofed section of the building closest to the benches. “I used to stay there,” he said. “I called it the temple… but they told me I couldn’t do that.” They, he said, are not the police, but “upper class Santa Barbara.” “I’m beginning to feel like a Jewish person before the holocaust,” Johnson said. “They hate homeless people.” One block down outside Starbucks, Lisa Kornetsky and Julie Anding are enjoying a cup of coffee. They’ve come all the way from Milwaukee to enjoy the embracing sun of the gold coast, and so far, they said with a smile, “we haven’t been bothered.” “If they invest $50,000 to move some Ehimika stand before a judge. But she hopes sharing her story will embolden others who’ve been robbed to step forward to do the same. As for the Nigerian born Ehimika, this will be his second arraignment in almost as many weeks for similar charges. Ehimika was first arrested Dec. 21 after a 9 month investigation by Santa Barbara sheriffs. At the time, Ehimika was suspected of stealing personal data from five locals after finding unprotected wireless signals emanating from homes, according to a sheriff department press release. He allegedly used that information to steal at least $158,000 from those victims’ home equity lines of credit. Ehimika was released a week later after his $150,000 bail was paid under the condition, among others, he remain with relatives in Fontana. But a search of the Goleta apartment where authorities apprehended him yielded new evidence. So Fontana police collected Ehimika and transported him back to Santa Barbara to face further charges. The new case to be heard today involves 21 felony counts, five new victims, banks and businesses where he allegedly tried to collect cash, and six bad checks worth more than $16,000.

benches, there might be a better way to spend that money and help some people,” Kornetsky said. “It doesn’t solve the problem,” added Anding. “It’s bigger than that.” And Steve Cushman, president of the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce seems to agree, at least to an extent. Panhandling, he said, is a complex issue, because it is a form of freedom of speech. Cushman does, however, support moving the benches temporarily, even though it’s a shame not to be able to sit down and enjoy the scenery in downtown, he said. “In the end,” Cushman said, “we as a community have to figure out how we deal with this group of very poor people who are prevalent around our main business streets. If I had the answer I would be Mayor now.” Johnson, however, who sits on a bench outside the closing Borders, is not very discouraged by the new project. “I expect them to be moved whether I like it or not,” he said. “But I’ve got my own chair. I could just face whichever direction I want.”

And there may be more. Drew Sugars, the spokesperson for the Santa Barbara Sheriff department, couldn’t answer many questions about the ongoing investigation But he did say once Ehimika made news, the sheriff’s department received multiple calls from even more people who claim to have been hacked and robbed in a similar fashion. Based on court documents, it looks as though Ehimika’s trail extended down to Porter Ranch, West Hills, and Northridge, but his visits weren’t always profitable. He allegedly made two successful attempts in Porter Ranch on Dec. 9, one at a CVS pharmacy and the other at a WalMart. It wasn’t clear in the court records how much Ehimika purportedly filched. Then, the case reputes, Ehimika tried five more times over the next five days, but failed at each attempt. He allegedly hit the same WalMart in Porter Ranch again as well as one in West Hills. He also tried his luck at a Bank of America and Citibank in Northridge, court records show. Ehimika even managed to visit Santa Barbara at least once where he allegedly gave it a go at another Bank of America location.

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DAILY SOUND STAFF REPORT A 56-year-old man accused of molesting a six-year-old girl in Carpinteria is in custody, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives in Carpinteria arrested Richard “Ricky” Ramirez on Tuesday after a monthlong investigation. Ramirez is accused of fondling a 6-year-old girl last summer, authorities said.

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Seattle’s nickname is the Emerald City. So, how fitting is it that a young person from a small village is going there to realize a dream? Michael Tetteh is following his yellow brick road to the Emerald City to begin his life as a professional soccer player. On Thursday, the UCSB junior, a member of the 2010 Generation adidas class, was picked by the Seattle Sounders as the 20th overall pick in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft in Baltimore. He is expected to battle for a starting position as a left-sided defender or midfielder. “My goal is to go there and work hard and earn a starting spot,” Tetteh said in a conference call. “Obviously, as a rookie I have to prove myself on the field. My goal is to learn from the older guys and get on the field. I can see myself going in and starting.” If anyone can prove it, it’s Tetteh. He’s got a great left foot, plays with pace, can play physical and can get forward into the attack. He said he likes to model his game after Ashley Cole, the left-back for Chelsea in England’s Premier League. Michael Tetteh is a guy who can play left back and can play left midfield,” said Sounders FC Technical Director Chris Henderson. “He has good technique and he can get up and down the line. He is confident coming out of the left.” Tetteh will be playing for Hall of Fame coach Sigi Schmid, who has won two MLS Cups with the L.A. Galaxy and Columbus Crew and three NCAA College Cups with UCLA. Although he battled a leg injury most of this season, Tetteh managed to score a career-best three goals for UCSB, including one in the NCAA playoffs. The story of Tetteh’s path to become a professional soccer player is like a screenplay. Raised as a small child in the village of

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Katy Perry, Lady Gaga to sing at this year’s Grammy’s

Rapper Eminem and pop diva Lady Gaga are among the acts who will perform at next month's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Eminem, on the comeback trail after battling drug addition, leads the field of nominees at pop music's biggest night with 10 nominations, including the three big categories of best album, best song and best record of the year. Lady Gaga, as famous for her outlandish outfits as for her catchy tunes, has six nominations including best album. Canadian rock band Arcade Fire and U.S. country music star Miranda Lambert are set to perform on the Grammy telecast for the first time, while Cee Lo Green and Katy Perry are also due to appear. Green and Perry are each nominated four times ahead of this year's awards, while Arcade Fire and Lambert have three nominations apiece. The event takes place on February 13.

Wikileaks gives $15,000 to accused leaker’s defense

WikiLeaks has contributed $15,100 to help defend a junior U.S. soldier accused of leaking to it hundreds of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables and other secret documents, a support group said on Thursday. The website's contribution would help pay lawyers representing U.S. Army Specialist Bradley Manning, a former intelligence analyst suspected of obtaining the classified video of a 2007 helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters employees, and downloading more than 250,000 U.S. State Department documents. "This donation from WikiLeaks is vital to our efforts to ensure Bradley receives a fair, open trial," Mike Gogulski, a founder of the Bradley Manning Defense Network, said in a statement. The WikiLeaks contribution brings total donations for Manning's defense to over $100,000, the group said. Manning is being held at the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia as U.S. authorities investigate last year's publication of the leaked cables, many of which were an embarrassment for Washington, and military documents related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Julian Assange, the Australian behind the website that has been strongly condemned by the Obama administration, has denied knowing Manning. But he has accused the United States of using the jailed soldier to build a case against him.

Like many people I spoke to in the audience, I was both dreading and looking forward to seeing "Race to Nowhere," a documentary about the impact of undue academic pressures, which was presented by the Orfalea Foundation and UCSB Arts & Lectures last weekend. Mostly I was worried that watching the movie would become – ironically enough--a homework project for ME in that I feared that its depiction of the negative effects of too much homework and too much pressure to do well in school might motivate ME to want to take on the Sisyphean task of trying to change our educational system. It's not exactly a feel good movie, but it certainly is an effective one. The movie did make me want to do something. Directed by concerned mother Vicki Abeles, "Race to Nowhere" paints a scary story where cheating has become commonplace, students are disengaged from what they are supposed to be learning, stress-related illness and depression are rampant, and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. Plus, as one high school girl points out in the movie, "we live in a society today where you have to be smart, but also pretty, and also you have to do sports, and you have to be involved in art, and you have to find something unique about yourself. And you have to know yourself, because if you don't know yourself then you're going to lose yourself." Aurgh! Is it any wonder that, as Dr. Madeline Levine, a psychologist and expert on student stress who was in the movie and participated on the panel afterward, says, "20% of high school kids have major stress diagnosis or an anxiety disorder of some kind." They've spent their entire child-

hoods building their resumes. It seems so overwhelming. A lot of the challenges pointed out in the film--the federally mandated No Child Left Behind requirements; the emphasis on testing; too many students "qualified" for top universities and not enough spots available; global economic competition--are just too huge to even think about trying to overcome as a lone parent, but LESLIE there is one issue DINABERG that actually seems surmountable, even by little ol’ me. Homework. Despite the fact that, as friends with older kids taking AP classes remind me, our sixth grade son is "just getting started" on the homework treadmill, our entire household spends a ridiculous amount of time talking about homework, negotiating about homework, whining about homework and even crying about homework. Yes, I am the one who usually cries about homework and does a little happy dance on the rare nights when he doesn't have any. It's painful and quite frankly we'd all be a lot happier if there were less of it. Our son's homework, with the exception of reading and studying for tests, is overwhelmingly full of busywork. Coloring endless pages of a "keepsake" book from a field trip is not a good use of the wee hours of the night, in my opinion. Coloring is supposed to be fun, right? Even the socalled "fun" projects like creating dioramas, board games or giant posters usually involve multiple trips to the crafts store searching for expensive supplies to create projects that require

way too much parent participation and take way too much time. Plus, when you look into the academic research about homework, there's very little to support it, especially for younger children. According to the movie, there's no correlation between homework and academic achievement in elementary school, and the correlation flatlines after two hours of high school homework. “Kids are developing more schoolrelated stomachaches, headaches, sleep problems, and depression than ever before," writes William Crain, a professor of psychology and author of "Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society." "We're seeing kids who are burned out by fourth grade. Soon, it will be by second grade." The other thing too much homework does is cut into kids' time for physical activity (even though we're worried about childhood obesity), as well as family time and even household chores. How can we teach our son to be a responsible member of our household (let alone society) when he doesn't have time to do the friggin dishes? Among the suggestions for parents at the end of the movie are to "reduce performance pressure" and "allow time for play, family, friends, downtime, reflection and sleep." Those sound like do-able ideas to me. But can you help us out here, teachers? How about a little less homework. When Leslie's not clenching her teeth over her son's homework, she's usually home doing work of her own. She can be reached at Leslie@LeslieDinaberg.com. For more columns visit www.LeslieDinaberg.com.


Get to know yourself to be yourself KITTY IN THE CITY

Dear Miss Kitty, I have this friend and whenever she starts going out with someone she seems to turn into them. If they like certain music then all of a sudden she does. It is the same with food and everything else. For the record, she is in her late 30’s and has told me she is aware of it but can’t seem to stop it. Why does she do this? C.C. – SANTA BARBARA Dear C.C You would think after spending so much time with the self that we would know ourselves better than anything else. You would think that after years of a life in progress one would feel at home enough to be ourselves. We wouldn’t even want to hide the often hard earned being that we have become. But we do. In many ways we embrace nature’s trick of camouflage while under scrutiny. And like the animals, birds and fish that do it, we do it, when we are threatened. To morph into someone else’s likes and dislikes is to not only hide from a partner but the modus operandi of making sure the self is underground and safe. If to know me is to love me than to not have the option to know me can only lead one way – away. Eventually, like a mime performing for the blind, we will miss out on the opportunity of really sharing our-

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FROM PAGE 3 English Premier League. He was loaned to a club in Belgium because, at 16, he was too young to get a work permit in England. Tetteh and Ibrahim, meanwhile, graduated from Dunn and received scholarships to UCSB. Tetteh entered as a freshman in 2008 while Ibrahim completed one year at Santa Barbara City College before joining his friend as a Gaucho. Ibrahim joined Tetteh in Baltimore for draft day. UCSB coach Tim Vom Steeg said Tetteh was on the MLS radar during his sophomore season, so it wasn’t a surprise that he decided to leave before his senior year. Tetth said part of his reason he turned pro was to help out his family. His parents, two brothers and two sisters live in Ghana. “Santa Barbara has been a great place for me, but I’m a very independ-

selves with someone. The real end game of why we choose to go through life with a witness. As an opossum must eventually move, the real self will always find a way out. The paint will dry and flake off along with the desire to be painted in the first place. The sudden stark knowledge that pretense means nothing and one has been occupying a phantom of MISS KITTY what is someone else’s values. It is hard to stay in love, let alone like, when it comes down to being with a stranger. According to Author Joseph Campbell, "People say that what we're seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think what we are really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our most innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive." I whole-heartedly agree and in fact take it further to believe that the meaning is the experience. Therefore

ent guy,” he said. “There’s a lot of responsibilities I have to take care of with my family. I left home when I was very, very young. I haven’t seen my family in six years.” Tetteh said he hopes to visit his family this year and tell them his good news. “They’re going to be very, very excited for me. I’m looking forward to the day I go home to see them.” The other reason he decided to go pro was the opportunity to fulfill his dream. “This is something I have been wanting my whole life, to play professional soccer.” Tetteh will have a chance to finish college, too. The Generation adidas contracts include money set aside for education. He said playing in Seattle is going to be like playing at Harder Stadium because the team draws big crowds. “That has helped me a lot playing in front of those crowds,” he said. “Seattle gets a lot of fans at their

to rob someone, let alone yourself, of your charming and not so charming idiosyncrasies is a crime of if not passion, at least love. If I were you, I would tell my friend to practice liking and then loving herself, to find what is endearing and engaging about her and then let that out. Without apology since all of us are works in progress. Darling C.C, Boys and Girls, one would think with a nom de plume like Miss Kitty, I would be a peddler of fluffy, pre-digested for easier assimilation-fodder, but I don’t and never will. Sometimes a deep think feels like too much work and checking into Lindsey Lohan’s latest antics is a better way to escape reality, however you will always get out what you put in. A deep think is not unlike exploring the deep sea. It takes a brave and intelligent soul to venture forth where it is dark, murky and trepidation is necessary to reap the eventual reward.

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games, so I am very excited about that. “It’s going to be a very good fit for me”

SHARING HIS EXPERIENCE: Tetteh was joined at the MLS SuperDraft by his friend and teammate Waid Ibrahim, who flew out to Baltimore with Debbie Foley, the west coast director for the Right to Dream Academy. “He is one of the reasons why I play this game,” Tetteh said of Ibrahim, who can no longer play because of a heart defect. “I play this game for three reasons: I play this game for myself, my family and Waid. Here is a guy I grew up with at the academy … What a player, a fantastic player. Unfortunately, he has a little problem and can no longer play soccer anymore. “He is an inspiration, he motivates me,” Tetteh continued. “He’s like my brother. I love him so much. I really wanted him to come her and be a part of this.”

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Sibling Corroboratory Clapinski and Dalidd grew up in Ojai in what Clapinski calls a very health-conscious household. She recalls, for example, being allowed to pick out a breakfast cereal at the grocery store with the caveat that it couldn't have sugar. Accordingly, they found themselves selecting cereals such as puffed rice and puffed corn . . . and got into the habit of label reading. In February of last year, Clapinski and Dalidd began brainstorming. Both were in periods of career transition. Clapinski, HR director at BargainNetwork, was about to be laid off in March 2010, when that company's Santa Barbara operations would be shuttered. Dalidd, with a background in aerospace engineering, had been working for the same company for nearly a decade and was ready for a change. Originally conceptualized as "ingredient.com," the pair wanted a reference tool that went beyond explaining what an ingredient was and quickly indicated whether or not it was good for you—something Clapinski says separates befoodsmart.com from Wikipedia, the sometimes unreliable Internet powerhouse that comes up first in many (or most) Google ingredient searches. They each work part-time on the site. Clapinski, who lives in Santa Barbara, takes care of the bulk of the writing chores, including the blog portion of the site. About two-thirds of befoodsmart.com's traffic comes from the U.S., and about a third of it from

‘Having the luxury of making our own deadlines really helped to ensure things were done right and gave me the time to learn.’ – JONAS DALIDD other countries. However, Clapinski finds some advantage to being located in Santa Barbara. That the city's populace is generally health-conscious means that her ideal audience is right here, which is excellent for bouncing ideas off of friends, and taking the pulse of what a Be Food Smart reader would like to see. Dalidd, who lives in Alisa Viejo, takes care of the behind-the-scenes Web implementation, a challenge he tackled despite only having dabbled in Web design previously. "The learning curve was steep, but getting good books on Web design— HTML, CSS, PHP—and reading them cover to cover really helped me start with a good foundation," he said. "Having the luxury of making our own deadlines really helped to ensure things were done right and gave me the time to learn,' he added. "I did get some help from various friends on some of the more complicated database aspects of the Web site, but besides that I was able to tackle the rest on my own." Both Clapinski and Jonas Dalidd

believe that their skill sets have proven complementary and have helped to forge a stronger partnership. "Looking back at what we've done to this point, I find it very interesting to realize my sister and I make very good business partners, which I think is critical for a business to succeed," Dalidd said.

Building a Business It's easy to see how this is a useful tool and hub of health-related information. What's less obvious is how a Web-based venture supplying content for free can be a viable entrepreneurial venture. After all, the Web is rife with content providers, many of whom make no secret of the daunting challenge of turning eyeballs into dollars (and, indeed, attracting those page views in the first place). But the team behind Be Food Smart, which recently came out of Beta, is both focused on a realistic goal and fairly pragmatic about how far they've come and where they are going. "I think in the short term we really want to ramp up our content," said Dalidd. "The means expanding our database and doing more frequent blog posts. We want to create a place where people can go to learn about not only the countless additives in food, but also the latest news and trends regarding food." The strategy has been working. Clapinski's efforts in providing content have proven successful enough that the blog portion of the site – where she posts her articles – are the largest draw. "We're definitely seeing a big climb," said Clapinski, referring to traffic levels in December 2010 and See HEALTH, page 12


CINEMA IN FOCUS

Casino Jack shows the corrupting influence of power and money

CASINO JACK 3 stars – Sobering It was British Lord Acton who in 1887 wrote, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” No where is there a better modern day example of this than in the life of Jack Abramoff, the super-lobbyist that went to jail in 2006 for a host of corruption charges stemming from his influence peddling in Washington D.C. “Casino Jack” tells the story of this man of tremendous skill that had access to every Republican President and Congressional Leader of the past 25 years. Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey) and Tom DeLay (Spencer Garrett), the Republican leader in Congress, became close allies. Jack had worked his way up the political structure beginning in his college years during the Reagan Administration and used his skill and influence to build one of the most effective lobbying organizations in the history of the country. He counted over 200 close friends in Congress, the White House, and the business community. “Casino Jack” takes you through the world of politics mixed with personal ambition and greed. Abramoff became the richest lobbyist in US history by bilking his clients millions of dollars in the belief that he could bend the will of the President of the United States and the leaders of Congress. In his quest for money, he invested in offshore casinos, fancy restaurants, and questionable business deals, all for personal gain. In reality, he provided little service to his clients, many of whom were people of questionable moral intent. Being at the center of world power is a tremendous aphrodisiac that can easily overwhelm your senses. Unless you are well-grounded in spiritual values and are surrounded by disinterested friends

who will hold you accountable, the ability to see the greater good through the fog of personal ambition is greatly clouded. What at one point in your life might have seemed questionable can quickly become justified behavior. In the end, Abramoff’s world collapsed along with a number of members of Congress and advisors to the Bush White House due to their laundering of money. Some of those caught in Abramoff’s web are still pending trial. Ironically, Jack Abramoff was released from prison in December 2010, and Tom DeLay was convicted of fraud in Texas in January 2011. What happens when we begin to believe that good things are coming our way because we are being rewarded for being righteous? The temptation is to believe that the money and power of which we are now a steward is really a reward to us for good behavior. In reality, it is a demonic temptation to cave into greedy illusions about ourselves. Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay both came from strong religious backgrounds. Abramoff justified his greed by cloaking it in providing support for Hebrew Schools, while DeLay laid claim to bringing God’s Kingdom to

REUTERS The U.S. House of Representatives will resume action next week on repealing President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul, a House Republican spokesman said on Thursday. The House had been expected to act this week on the repeal bill, but the vote was postponed after a shooting spree in Arizona killed six people and critically wounded U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. "As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume

thoughtful consideration of the health care bill next week," said Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "Americans have legitimate concerns about the cost of the new healthcare law and its effect on the ability to grow jobs in our country," he added. The vote is set for Wednesday, said another Republican aide who asked not to be identified. The repeal vote would fulfill a campaign promise of Republicans who won control of the House in November elections. But the measure will likely die in the Senate, where Democrats

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earth. Both men bent or violated the law, and both benefited from the bad behavior of each other while taking great comfort in their belief that “the ends justify the means.” None of this has to do with who is in the White House. Abuse of power is a form of dry rot that also plagues religious institutions, businesses, corporations, and families. No one is immune to its virus. The only inoculation is to humble oneself, seek prayerful guidance, and to establish partners in accountability at every step in the process. We need good leaders in every aspect of our lives, but a good leader is wise to know that they could easily be the first among sinners. Discussion for those who have seen this film: 1. When we combine money and power, the temptations are exponential. How do you deal with the temptation to use people to gain wealth and position?

2. It is often said that the most heinous of all evil resides near the altar of God. Do you believe the wealth and position of U.S. political power is where we will find the most heinous of political evil? If not, where do you think it resides? 3. The ability to do good is the call on all people of position, wealth and power. How do you do good with the blessings you have been allowed to steward?

Cinema In Focus is a social and spiritual movie commentary. Hal Conklin is former mayor of Santa Barbara and Denny Wayman is pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara. For more reviews: www.cinemainfocus.com.

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remain in control. Even if repeal were to pass the Congress, Obama would veto it, the White House has said. Conservative Tea Party activists, who were crucial to Republicans winning control of the House and picking up seats in the Senate, deride the healthcare law as one more government intrusion on the heels of Washington's bailout of troubled banks and the automotive industry. The House is also expected to vote on a second measure that would instruct three House committees to See HEALTHCARE, page 12

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The Secretary of the Staff Hearing Officer has set a public hearing for Wednesday, January 26, 2011 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the David Gebhard Public Meeting Room, 630 Garden Street.

On Thursday, January 20, 2011, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, will be available at 630 Garden Street. Agendas Minutes and Staff Reports are also accessible online at www.SantaBarbaraCa.gov/sho. Online Staff Reports may not include some exhibits.

You are invited to attend this hearing and address your verbal comments to the Staff Hearing Officer. Written comments are also welcome up to the time of the hearing, and should be addressed to: Staff Hearing Officer Secretary, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990. If you have any questions, wish to know more about this application, or wish to review the plans, please contact our office, at (805) 564-5470. Continuances will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you challenge the project approval or environmental document in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Staff Hearing Officer at, or prior to the public hearing. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to gain access to, comment at, or participate in this meeting, please contact the Planning Division at 805-564-5470. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements in most cases.

APPLICATION OF MARK SHIELDS OF DESIGN ARC, ARCHITECT FOR THOMAS AND BARBARA SANBORN, PROPERTY OWNERS, 1233 MISSION RIDGE ROAD, APN 019-231-007, E-1 ONE FAMILY RESIDENCE ZONE, GENERAL PLAN DESIGNATION: RESIDENTIAL 1 UNIT PER ACRE (MST2010-00186) Proposal to demolish the existing residence, accessory building, and detached garage totaling 2,847 square feet and construct two new single-family residences on a 31,584 square foot lot in the Hillside Design District. The proposal includes Unit 1 as a 3,796 square foot two-story single-family residence with an attached 407 square foot two-car garage, 192 square foot workshop, 674 square foot covered patio, 50 square foot second-story deck, pool, spa, hardscape and retaining walls. Unit 2 is proposed as a 920 square foot one-story additional dwelling unit with a 459 square foot two-car garage and a 125 square foot storage area attached to the main house. The proposed total of 4,395 square feet for Unit 1 is 99.9% of the maximum guideline floor to lot area ratio. The proposed total of 1,504 square feet for Unit 2 is 34% of the maximum guideline floor to lot area ratio. The discretionary application required for this project is a Performance Standard Permit to permit an additional dwelling on a one-family residentially zoned lot (SBMC § 28.93.030.E).The Environmental Analyst has determined that the project is exempt from further environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Guidelines Section 15303. APPLICATION OF BRITTON JEWETT, ARCHITECT FOR CONN ABEL, 2849 VERDE VISTA DRIVE, APN 053363-013, E-3 ONE-FAMILY RESIDENCE ZONE, GENERAL PLAN DESIGNATION: 5 UNITS PER ACRE (MST2011-00015) The 5,242 square foot project site is currently developed with a single family residence and detached two-car garage. The proposed project involves 136 square feet of additional floor area for the residence.The discretionary application required for this project is a Modification to permit the addition to be located within the required open yard area (SBMC §28.15.060). The Environmental Analyst has determined that the project is exempt from further environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Guidelines Section 15301 & 15305.

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9:30 A.M. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 624 WEST FOSTER ROAD, SUITE C SANTA MARIA, CA 93455

The Zoning Administrator will accept written comments and interested persons may appear to support or oppose the proposal. If written comments are filed, three (3) copies should be provided. Comments should be filed with or mailed to Planning and Development, Attn: Hearing Support, 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Continuances will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances. This matter may be dropped from the agenda unless the applicant is present and ready to proceed on the date set herein. Please be advised that the Zoning Administrator’s decisions made under the authority of Chapter 35 of the Santa Barbara County Code may be appealed to the County Planning Commission by the applicant or any aggrieved person adversely affected by such decision. An appeal, which shall be in writing, and accompanying fee shall be filed with the Planning and Development Department Zoning and Permit Information Counter located at either 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA, or 624 West Foster Road, Suite C, Santa Maria, CA, within the 10 calendar days following the date of the action by the Zoning Administrator. There is a $603 fee for both non-applicants and owner/applicant appeals to the Planning Commission. A fee will not be charged if the development which is the subject of the appeal is defined as development that may be appealed to the California Coastal Commission in compliance with Public Resources Code Section 30603(a). If you challenge the project 10CUP-00000-000018, in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Zoning Administrator prior to the public hearing. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the Hearing Support Staff (805) 568-2000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the hearing will enable the Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements. 10CUP-00000-00018 10NGD-00000-00026

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Hearing on the request of Curt Moniot agent, on behalf of Alisal Ranch Inc., to consider Case No. 10CUP-00000-00018 [application filed May 28, 2010] for approval of a Minor Conditional Use Permit in compliance with section 35.82.60 of the County Land Use and Development Code, to allow for the construction and use of an approximately 1.5 million gallon (4.7 acre feet), earthen lined agricultural water storage reservoir that would draw water from the Santa Ynez River. It would be approximately, 160 feet in length, by 160 feet in width, and have a depth of 14 feet. Earthwork would consist of 26,600 cubic yards of cut and 22,300 cubic yards of fill, assuming 20% shrinkage. Total area of disturbance during build-out is approximately 1.6 acres; and adopt the Negative Declaration (10NGD-00000-00026) pursuant to the State Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act. As a result of this project, significant but mitigable effects on the environment are anticipated in the following categories: Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geological Process, Noise, and Water Resources. The ND and all documents may be reviewed at the Planning and Development Department, 624 West Foster Road, Suite C, Santa Maria. The ND is also available for review at the Central Branch of the City of Santa Barbara Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara. The property is a 316.74-acre parcel zoned commercial agriculture (AG-II-100) and is identified as AP No. 137-270-025, in the Solvang area (no site address), Third Supervisorial district.

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NEWS

‘Spider-Man’ musical delayed once again

REUTERS Broadway's costly "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been delayed again to March 15 to "fine-tune" the high-tech production and work on a new ending even as it proves a hit at box offices in previews. Producers made the announcement late on Thursday following a series of accidents during preview performances of the $65 million show -- Broadway's most expensive ever -- that has injured four actors, as well as reports of new staging and music from director Julie Taymor and U2's Bono and The Edge. But even in previews, fans have turned out in droves for the production that is based on the crime-fighting comic book hero who has the powers of a spider. Separately on Thursday, The Broadway League said "Spider-Man" was the bestselling production of the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve, raking in $1.588 million at its box office. "We are so grateful for the enthusiastic audiences who have been coming to see 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' and we are dedicated to giving them the very best show we can," Taymor said in a statement. Producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris said the new delay, which pushes back the opening from a previous date of February 7, was done to "fine-tune aspects of the show, including the new ending." Cohl said the date should give the creative team plenty of time to ensure a good show and added this new delay will be "the final postponement." "We are looking for the extraordinary here, we are nearly there," Bono and The Edge added in a joint statement. The show features massive sets and

‘We are looking for the extraordinary here, we are nearly there.’ – BONO AND THE EDGE

numerous stunts in which cast members soar through the air above the audience. But all the high-tech wizardry has not been without problems. Four actors have been injured. Most recently, actor Christopher Tierney, 32, fell 30 feet from a platform and broke his ribs. He was hospitalized and had to have surgery. Following Tierney's injury, producers canceled two performances while checking safety measures. The show had been delayed four times. Before the February 7 date, it had been set to open on January 11. Preview performances began on November 28. Taymor and the producers have noted that many shows work out kinks and problems during previews, and "Spider-Man" is no exception. So far, audiences haven't seemed to mind. The show's recent best-selling box office tally just beat the ticket sales of long-running musical "Wicked," which also took in $1.588 million, when numbers are rounded up, but it was $58 shy of the "Spider-Man" figure, according to the Broadway League. "Wicked," still holds the box office record for the highest grossing show in a single week, $2.22 million in the most recent week between Christmas and New Year's Eve.


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Congressional friends' visit roused Giffords

REUTERS The familiarity of a visit by close friends from Congress may have prompted Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to open her eyes for the first time since she was shot, a doctor treating her said on Thursday, adding that it was an important sign in her recovery. Giffords was shot through the head by a gunman who sprayed a meeting with pistol fire in Tucson on Saturday, killing six people including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl whose funeral is to be held later Thursday. Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand were talking to their wounded colleague in her hospital room shortly after President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, visited during a trip to Tucson for a memorial address late on Wednesday. "She was surrounded by her friends from the Congress and Senate, and I think it was a combination perhaps of the unexpected and the familiar that really prompted her to open her

HEALTH

FROM PAGE 6 month-to-date January 2011. "We'd been getting about 2,000 visitors per month, and now we're closer to 3,000." "We still have a long way to go," Dalidd admitted, "but just getting the technical aspects of the website up and running along with the searchable database of additives is a great accomplishment at this point. 12–18 months down the line, success will be primarily determined by the number of people visiting us." Ultimately, Clapinski says that about 20,000-to-30,000 monthly visitors is the key for the site to achieve viability. Those numbers will generate more ad revenue and increase the probably of readers clicking on Amazon affiliate links (links to products related to Be Food Smart articles, where the site will get a percentage of

HEALTHCARE

FROM PAGE 7 develop replacement healthcare legislation that would, among other things, "foster economic growth and private sector job creation by eliminating job-killing policies and regulations." Democrats argue the healthcare overhaul that was signed into law last year will expand coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and help rein in soaring medical costs. But Republicans argue the coverage mandate in the legislation is unconstitutional and that penalties for employers who do not provide coverage discourage hiring. Some parts of the law already have gone into effect, with more set to roll into place over the next four to five years. The Congressional Budget Office has said that repealing the legislation would add

eyes and look around," Dr. Michael Lemole told a news conference at the University Medical Center in Tucson, adding that it was an important sign in her continuing recovery. "That's important ... it implies that not just those parts of the brain that process commands are there -- but the arousal center -- those are starting to work spontaneously, she is becoming aware of her surroundings," said Lemole, who is chief of neurosurgery. Trauma surgeon Dr Peter Rhee told reporters Giffords opened her eyes for 10-15 minutes on Thursday. She had also received physical therapy, and was "dangled" from her hospital bed on Wednesday. The next "milestone" in her recovery will be removal of a breathing tube, Rhee and Lemole said, adding that a decision would be taken in coming days. "The last piece is, 'what is their verbalization?'" Lemole told reporters. "We can't assess that with a breathing tube, that's the next step."

the sale if a user clicks through and purchases). Those are also the levels at which Clapinski believes the business can approach companies for direct advertisement opportunities, rather than making due with ad servers. Clapinski, however, is clear that her goals for the site go beyond generating revenue. "We're both just super passionate about spreading the word," she said. "Quite frankly, if this doesn't amount to anything, it'll be okay, because all that content will be up on the Web and it will be a wonderful resource for people." Jeremy Nisen writes about small business and entrepreneurs for The Daily Sound. Contact him at Jeremy@osmosisonline.com with suggestions for entrepreneurs to profile or feedback, or feel free to leave your suggestions by commenting on this story at thedailysound.com.

$230 billion to budget deficits over the next decade. But Republicans have largely dismissed that estimate, arguing that the assumptions are flawed and that over time the healthcare law would deepen deficits. There are widespread concerns over longterm U.S. debt burdens. The rising cost of government healthcare programs is a major factor in the accumulating red ink. The battle over the healthcare law is also being waged in U.S. states, who are charged with implementing many of its key requirements. On Tuesday, Kansas took the first step in joining a multi-state lawsuit led by Florida, saying the reforms are an overreach of federal power. Currently, more than half of all states are suing, and the U.S. government is appealing a recent decision by a federal judge that the law's requirement all individuals have health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional.


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