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by Patricia L. Cook Public libraries have existed since around 288 B.C. The best-known early public library, considered the first, was the Great Library of Alexandria, properly called the Royal Library of Alexandria, in Egypt. • The ancient library served as a great resource center for scholars as well as the general public. It had around 700,000 scrolls, equivalent to more than 100,000 printed books. The original library was destroyed after about 600 years. The exact date and cause of the destruction is unclear but many attribute its demise to Julius Caesar.

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• When the uprising in Egypt occurred earlier this year many people did not realize that a major world library might be destroyed again! The Bibliotheca Alexandrina was built from 1994 to 2002 to replace the ancient library. The new library, designed by a Norwegian firm, Shohetta, is modern with a glass-paneled roof inclined toward the Mediterranean Sea, symbolizing the image of the Egyptian sun illuminating the world.

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LIBRARIES FOR ALL (continued): • That is not the largest library in the world though. The U.S. Library of Congress holds that honor with nearly 20 million books. The original building for the Library of Congress, established in 1800, was also destroyed by fire. It was burned by the British in 1814 during the War of 1812, and rebuilding starting immediately. Former President Thomas WOODSTOCK (continued): Jefferson sold his personal library to Congress Santana, the Grateful Dead and Joan Baez. to help replace the books that were destroyed. Artists that may have forever regretted declining The appraised valueincluded of his the collection was the offer to perform Beatles, Bob $23,950 and more than doubled the original Dylan, The Doors and Led Zeppelin. • library. Three recorded deaths occurred during the

Festival, including a heroin • Woodstock Fire caused the loss of many books and entire overdose. Another concert-goer sleeping in a libraries in the early years. Many churches and neighboring hayfield was killed when a tractor early government officials wereininstrumental ran over him. A baby was born a car stuck in establishing the traffic jam, another mother-to-be in andwhile protecting history through was airlifted by helicopter from the scene to a donating works and rebuilding buildings after nearby hospital where she gave birth. fires reduced libraries to ashes.

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• In 1875,out there were 188 public libraries in the closed with singing cowboy Roy Rogers crooning “Happy Trails,” but when approached United States. By 1886, there were more than by the executive producer, Rogers turned him 600. The importance of public libraries was down. Fans had to settle for Jimi Hendrix steadily growing when Scottish-American shutting it down on Monday morning. Andrew Carnegie made books even more • When Max Yasgur was approached about a accessible. 1970 encore festival, the answer was no, in

going back men to running • Yasgur’s Carnegie words, was one“I’m of the richest in the a dairy farm.” He was sued by neighbors for world, making his fortune in steel production property damage and incurred severe damage and construction. by thea age of 33 to his own farm. He He resolved was awarded $50,000 to keep only $50,000 a year from his earnings settlement. The community of Bethel further prevented second concert by His passing “mass and use thea rest to help others. “Gospel of gathering” laws. Yasgur sold his farm in 1971 Wealth,” was to “make no effort to increase and died two years later at age 53. Rolling fortune but spend the surplus each obituary, year for Stone magazine featured a full-page benevolent purposes. aside business something that very fewCast non-musicians have ever received. forever except for others.” He gave away than $333 — 90a percent of his • more The year after million Woodstock, documentary film chronicling the event was released, an fortune. Included in this benevolence was the effort that received the Academy Award for creation of more than 1,600 free public library Best Documentary. The proceeds financed the buildings in of 1,412 communities, 125 settlements the American 80 lawsuits that were filed in Canada and more in his native Scotland and against the organizers, as well as their $1.4 million the debt. around world.

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LIBRARIES FOR ALL (continued): • In order for a community to receive library funds from Carnegie, they had to commit to providing land for the building with room for expansion as needs arose and a budget for operation and maintenance. He insisted on community commitment. The first Carnegie Library was built in Dunfermline, Scotland, Carnegie’s hometown. The first in the United States was in Braddock, Pennsylvania. • Many of the Carnegie Libraries in the United States are listed and protected on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the National Park Service and open for the public to enjoy. Even today, libraries are often designed as fantastic structures that draw people with their architectural significance. Then the magic of books and reading keeps them intrigued! • Seattle, Washington, received a generous donation from Carnegie after its library was totally destroyed by fire on January 2, 1901. Four days later, Carnegie agreed to donate

• Seattle, Washington, received a generous donation from Carnegie 3rd Quarter 2011 after its library was totally destroyed by fire on January 2, 1901. Week 39 Carnegie agreed to donate Four days later, Sept 25 - Octa 1new “fireproofâ€? library. $200,000 to build 3 building housing the Seattle • In 2004, Page the third Central Public Library located at the original Carnegie site, 1000 Fourth Avenue, was opened. This building was a result of the largest library bond issue ever submitted in the United States. The “Libraries for Allâ€? bond was for a proposed $196.4 million for a makeover of the entire Seattle Public Library system, including the new Central building. The project was completed in 2008 with donations and other gifts totaling $290.7 million. The new library is a beautiful architectural gem that is bustling with activity. Carnegie would be proud that he helped encourage this years ago!

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While playing in his fifth college football game for the Penn State Nittany Lions on September 23, 2000, Adam Taliaferro sustained a careerending spinal cord injury. • Adam was only 18 when his football career came to an end. He had been a standout cornerback and running back for Eastern High School in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. He averaged 9.4 yards (8.6 m) per run, had 62 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his two years of varsity football. • Taliaferro also set his high school’s high jump record for the track team at 6 feet, 6 inches (2 m) and was a starting player on the varsity basketball team for all four years of high school. He was a naturally gifted athlete with a glowing future. • Coach Joe Paterno and the Penn State followers had high hopes for freshman Taliaferro, a

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• Coach Joe Paterno and the Penn State followers had high hopes for freshman Taliaferro, a great addition to their university squad. When Taliaferro was told before the game against Ohio State that he would get some playing time that day, he called his parents to let them know. They were watching on television when Taliaferro hit the ground awkwardly after tackling Jerry Westbrooks of Ohio State. He didn’t get up.

• Taliaferro burst the fifth cervical vertebra in his neck and bruised his spinal cord when he hit Westbrooks’ knee and the turf with his helmet. Paralyzed from the neck down, the immediate expert attention Taliaferro received on the field as his teammates and the crowd prayed provided for the beginning of a miraculous recovery. He was taken to Ohio State University Medical Center where successful spinal fusion surgery was performed. He was then transferred to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

1. In 2010, Baltimore's Nick Markakis became the third major-leaguer to have four consecutive seasons of at least 43 doubles. Name either of the other two to do it. 2. Who was the first New York Yankees pitcher to win the Cy Young Award? 3. Name the only three-time All-American running back for the University of Syracuse. 4. In 2010, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki became the fourth foreign-born NBA player to top 20,000 career points. Name two of the first three to do it. 5. Two NHL teams since 1970 have missed the playoffs the season after winning the Stanley Cup. Name either one. 6. When was the last time before 2010 (4-1 loss to Notre Dame) that the University of North Carolina women's soccer team lost by more than one goal? 7. Bowler Mika Koivuniemi won the PBA Tour's earnings title in 201011 with $330,040, the third-highest total in PBA history. Name the men who hold the top two spots. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

To Your Good Health By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Three Ways to Treat Overactive Thyroid DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter was diagnosed recently with a mildly overactive thyroid gland. She is going to have another test in one month. What can be done to bring her thyroid readings to normal without taking medicine for it? What health problems are caused as a result of an overactive gland? -- M.M. ANSWER: The thyroid gland -- located in the neck -- produces thyroid hormone, a hormone with many functions. At young ages, it fosters growth. It enhances brain activity. It's involved with the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. It keeps body weight on the lean side. It prevents the heart from slowing down. It's involved with the production of body heat. It keeps cell chemistry perking along at the optimum rate. Hyperthyroidism, an overactive gland, pushes all the above functions into overdrive. People lose weight in spite of eating more food. The heart races even when people are at rest. Hands tend to shake. At a room temperature comfortable for most, affected people feel hot. The eyes often bulge. Menstrual periods are thrown off their normal cycle. One of the major causes of an overactive gland is Graves disease. In this condition, the body makes antibodies that stimulate the gland to produce excessive amounts of its hormone. The gland enlarges -- becomes a goiter. I don't know of a way to treat the gland reliably without resorting to medicines or surgery. Medicines for hyperthyroidism are methimazole or PTU. The medicine chosen is taken for six months to two years and then stopped. If a person relapses, the medicine has to be restarted. Radioactive iodine is another treatment.

When people hear the word "radioactive," they cringe. In the decades and decades of its use, radioactive iodine hasn't been responsible for cancer. The iodine makes a beeline to the gland and puts it out of commission. It's similar to having surgery without a scalpel. Surgical removal of all or part of the gland is the third option for this condition. The booklet on the thyroid gland explains both an overactive and underactive gland. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 401W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: This morning, on looking into the mirror, I got a shock. My right eye has a large, red blotch on the white part. It looks like blood. I don't have any pain, and my sight is fine. What is this? I can't remember hitting my eye. Could I have done so during sleep? -- B.B. ANSWER: You describe a subconjunctival hemorrhage. "Hemorrhage" is far too strong a word to use here. It's actually a small amount of blood that comes from a broken capillary, one of the tiniest and most delicate of blood vessels. Capillaries break for innocent reasons. A cough or sneeze can break one. Most of the time, people have no recollection of anything happening that caused the break. "Subconjunctival" means the leak occurred under the transparent membrane that covers the eye, the conjunctiva. By the time you read this, the splotch should have vanished. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2011 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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Exercise May Reduce Risk of Dementia

Q: Last week while moving furniture, my sons accidentally shoved an end table against the wall and punched a hole in it. How can I fix this? -- Charity in Lansing, Mich.

There's a way to possibly reduce the risk of dementia or cognitive impairment, or lessen its impact if it strikes, and it doesn't involve taking a pill. The medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings recently published a review of the literature to see if there was any evidence of its theory that exercise can help fight dementia. After looking at 1,600 papers, it reported that, yes, aerobic exercise "significantly reduced" the risk of dementia and reduced the risk of mild cognitive impairment. Additionally, exercise helped to slow the diseases after it started. It doesn't happen overnight, of course. In one study, it took 6 to 12 months for the test results to show up, but the literature showed that participants had better spatial memory and slower loss of brain matter. In another study, brain scans (MRI) showed better "connectivity," meaning that the pathways in the brain improved. Even more, exercise was associated with a slowing of dementia caused by small blood vessel disease. What does this mean for us? It means that aerobic exercise, or anything that gets the heart pumping and increases the need for oxygen, results in better blood flow to the brain. Brain pathways stay open and cognitive abilities are preserved or improved. Aerobic exercise, however, doesn't necessarily mean we need to work out at the gym. Daily walks at a rate that pumps up the heart rate a bit, swimming, seated workouts and senior fitness classes can all help. More studies need to be done, but the review of all that literature indicates that we're on the right track if we exercise. Ask your doctor before you start anything new.

A: Ouch! Fortunately, drywall holes are not too expensive a proposition in terms of repair. You can even get your sons to help, turning an accident into a learning experience. For supplies, you'll need a power drill (for driving screws), a putty knife, a drywall/wallboard saw, a box cutter or drywall knife, drywall tape (a type of mesh tape), a drywall repair patch (a large, self-sticking mesh that can be cut to fit), drywall compound, sandpaper and matching paint. If the hole is pretty large -- more than a couple of inches in diameter -- you will need a spare sheet or piece of drywall (also called wallboard in some places), as well as scraps of plywood and drywall screws. For small holes, less than an inch or two in diameter, brush away debris and ease any jagged edges back into position. Cut away dangling or sharp edges. Grab a peel-and-stick repair patch, trimming if needed so that the edges extend at least an inch beyond the edges of the hole. Stick in place. With the putty knife, smooth on one coat of drywall compound, feathering the edges into the wall. Let it dry and smooth on a second coat. Once that is completely dry, sand the compound smooth, then paint to match the surrounding area. Note: If you have wallpaper instead of paint, you can patch the wall the same way and then patch with a

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Page 5 matching scrap piece of wallpaper. Larger holes need more support than a plain mesh can provide, so you'll need to replace the damaged drywall. Using a ruler and pencil, draw a square around the edges of the hole, giving about a quarter inch of space from each jagged edge. Next, carefully cut away the drywall, following those lines. Now you have a clean square to work with. Next insert those spare plywood strips. These go behind the drywall hole, providing a backing for your drywall patch to attach to. Hold each strip in place and drive a drywall screw through the drywall about 1/2 inch above the hole and 1/2 inch below. Next, cut your drywall patch to fit the hole. It actually needs to be a tiny bit smaller than the hole, about 1/8 inch, so the patch blends better. Press the patch against the plywood backing strips and drive screws through the patch, two at the top and two at the bottom, and into the backing strips. Finally, blend the patch in. Run mesh drywall tape over the edges of the patch so that it covers the gaps. Then, smooth drywall compound over the mesh tape, feathering into the wall (you don't have to put compound over the center of the patch). Finish the same way as described for the smaller patch. HOME TIP: If sanding drywall compound creates too much dust, try smoothing using a damp sponge or wet sander, then let dry completely before painting the area. Send your questions or comments to ask@thisisahammer.com, or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Tidbits® ofTidbits Golden, Lakewood & Wheat Ridge ® of Dallas County ADAM TALIAFERRO (continued): • On October 6, Taliaferro was taken to Magee Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, one of the top hospitals in the country for his injury. • At a news conference at Magee, less than six weeks after his injury, even though Taliaferro’s prognosis had been terrible at the beginning, he told the crowd: “When I first got here, I couldn’t move anything. Now they’ve got me moving my legs and my arms and everything!” His father called it a “miracle in progress.”

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• Taliaferro worked hard and with excellent care was able to walk, skip and then jog onto the field leading Penn State onto the field for the first game of the 2001 season. Even though he couldn’t return to playing the game he loved, he did return as a student-assistant coach and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Labor and Industrial Relations in 2005. • Today, Taliaferro’s future is still glowing but in a much different way than expected. He obtained a law degree from Rutgers in Camden, New Jersey, in 2008. He is a practicing personal injury attorney. He also runs the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, which provides financial, educational and emotional support to athletes who suffer head or spinal injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. The foundation also provides support related to research, prevention and care for those injuries. • Taliaferro also finds time to work as a motivational speaker, encouraging athletes and others to persevere. He is getting married this fall and has said, “I don’t have any kids, but if I do have a son, I’m going to have him out there at 7. I just love the game of football.”

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We owe a lot to sheep. These animals provide us with wool for sweaters, socks, coats and more as well as meat to eat and milk to drink or to make into cheese. • There are over 900 breeds of sheep in the world. Only about 40 breeds are raised in America, with Texas being the state that has the most. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the inventory of sheep and lamb in the United States in July 2010 was almost 7 million. • Sheep are gentle, timid and quiet animals. They are social and have a strong instinct to stay with their flocks, becoming agitated if they are separated. Sheep graze on short, tender grasses and clover. They graze for an average of seven hours per day!

Don't Delay! Opt Out of Online Databases Delete Yourself From Online Databases There is a new step to be taken these days when it comes to guarding your credit: look yourself up online. There are dozens of online sites that assemble public records and publicly available information and offer it for sale. Information that can be purchased includes telephone number, home address, real estate deed, professional licensing, lawsuits, births, divorces, marriages, deaths, household demographics. Bankruptcies, email address, felonies and tax liens can be in-

cluded, and so much more. Some of them will provide a satellite map with an arrow pointing to your house. Let's say you look up your name on a site such as Intelius.com. You'll likely find the name of your spouse and children next to yours. To your surprise you might find someone else's name listed as well. This might be your first clue that someone has stolen your identity and has taken out a loan or made a purchase, combining your information. If this happens to you, act quickly. Call one of the credit bureaus and instigate a credit alert. One is required to tell both of the other two, so you're saved that step. Go to creditreport.com and order your credit reports from all three bureaus. Read them carefully when they arrive. While you're waiting, opt out of as many online database sites as you can. Most of them don't make it easy, but the fewer places that have your information, the better. Often there is an opt-out page, but you'll have to hunt for it. You'll need a photo file of your driv-

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■ On Oct. 16, 1793, nine months after the execution of her husband, the former King Louis XVI of France, Marie-Antoinette follows him to the guillotine. At a time of economic turmoil in France, she lived extravagantly and responded to news that the French peasantry had no bread to eat by callously replying, "Let them eat cake." ■ On Oct. 14, 1857, engineer and inventor Elwood Haynes is born in Portland, Ind. Haynes designed one of the very first American automobiles, the Haynes "Pioneer," a 820-pound, open-bodied, push-start vehicle with chain drive, a steering tiller, 28-inch bicycle wheels and a one-cylinder, one-horsepower gasoline engine. It had room for only one person and could not go in reverse. ■ On Oct. 12, 1915, British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels for helping Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I. Cavell was honored with a statue in St. Martin's Place, just off London's Trafalgar Square. ■ On Oct. 11, 1923, in a botched robbery attempt, three men blow up the mail car of a Southern Pacific train carrying passengers through southern Oregon. The explosives the thieves intended to use to open the mail car were too powerful, and the entire mail car was blown to bits.

able to provide any information on Curty's former home. The best thing to do is take Curty to the DEAR PAW'S CORNER: We adopted a veterinarian for a checkup. Explain that beautiful, fluffy pup at a nearby shelter. he isn't growing as fast as you thought he A worker there described it as a Russian sheepdog. She said "Curty" should grow up would and that he doesn't have a lot of into a large dog with a lot of energy. So far, energy. The vet can check for any signs of I haven't found this to be true. Curty hasn't underlying health issues. Curty could be a perfectly healthy pup, but grown much beyond his height when we just a mixed-breed dog who is developing adopted him, and he doesn't seem to have normally and won't be very big. An eventhe energy I have seen in shepherd breeds, although he is pretty playful and was easy to tempered, playful, well-socialized, easyhousebreak. Are there any health problems to-train dog isn't a bad thing. But do make sure that he's healthy and that there are no he might have, or do we just have a mixed hidden health problems. breed dog that isn't going to take on purebred characteristics? -- Jerry C., Burlington, Send your question or comment to ask@ Vt. pawscorner.com, or write to Paw's Corner, DEAR JERRY: There are several types of c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. sheepdogs hailing from Russia and surrounding regions, so it's hard to say exactly Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and informawhich breed you have. Indeed, you may have a mixed-breed dog, if the shelter wasn't tion, visit www.pawscorner.com.

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■ On Oct. 10, 1957, the Milwaukee Braves defeat the New York Yankees in seven games to win their first World DON’T Series since 1914. one expected the Braves BENo SHEEPISH! to win, as the New York team had already won the We owe a lot to sheep. These animals provide us championship 21 times. with wool for sweaters, socks, coats and more as well as meat to eat and milk to drink or to make ■ On Oct. 15, 1965, David Miller, a young Catholic into cheese. pacifist, becomes the first U.S. war protestor to burn • There are over 900 breeds of sheep in the hisworld. draft card in direct of a law Only aboutviolation 40 breeds areforbidding raised in such acts. He was later arrested, tried, found guiltyhas America, with Texas being the state that and to two years thesentenced most. According to imprisonment. the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the inventory of sheep and lamb ■ On Oct.United 13, 1975,States singerinCharlie Rich protests John in the July 2010 was almost Denver's big win at the Country Music Association 7 million. Awards. Standing onstage to announce that year's • Sheep are gentle, timid and quiet animals. They winner, Rich opened the envelope, Denver's are social and have a strongsaw instinct to stay name inside, reached intoagitated his pocket for a are withwritten their flocks, becoming if they cigarette lighter and set the on envelope fire. grasses separated. Sheep graze short,on tender (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

and clover. They graze for an average of seven hours per day!

Sheepish(Continued) • Many stories have been told of sheep being so stupid that they will follow each other off a cliff. This is due to their flock mentality, and it truly can happen. However, there have been studies and observations that show that some sheep are pretty smart. • According to www.sheep101.info citing a BBC News story from 2004, some hungry sheep taught themselves to roll across an 8-foot (3 m) cattle grid in order to feast on villagers’ gardens! Hopefully someday this will be caught on video! • A breed known for high intelligence and great leadership ability is the Icelandic Leadersheep. These sheep will run in front of the flock, guiding other sheep through snowdrifts, across rivers and ice-covered ground. They have been known to take flocks back to the safety of their farm ahead of a blizzard.

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Tidbits® of Golden, Lakewood & Wheat Ridge DON’T BE SHEEPISH! (continued): • Sheep belong to the ruminant classification of animals, characterized by their stomachs that have compartments to accommodate “cudchewing.” It is often said that sheep (and cows, goats, etc.) have four stomachs, but actually they have one stomach with four parts. When sheep eat a mouthful of grass, they chew it only enough to wet it. The cud, called a food bolus is a “soft mass of chewed food” and goes to the first two parts of the stomach. When the sheep is full and lies down, it will regurgitate a cud and chew it thoroughly. After this thorough chewing, the cud will go to the last two parts of the stomach for the completion of digestion. • In the Western United States, where sheep are still overseen by shepherds in some mountainous areas, and rodeos are big entertainment, mutton busting is a fun event to watch. This is for small children, 4 to 7 years old, weighing less than 50 pounds (23 kg). The kids try to ride sheep bareback across the arena. The goal is to ride for six seconds hanging on to the sheep’s wool. Most riders don’t make it that long as the wooly sheep dislodge them quickly. The kiddos do wear helmets for protection, and adults are close by to assist. • Sheep provide high-quality, useful products. Most sheep need to be sheared once a year and provide from 2 to 30 pounds (1 to 14 kg) of wool annually. Most sheep live 10 to 12 years, so they provide a lot of wool in their lifetimes. Some sheep, of course, are used for meat, milk and cheese. The best meat is from lambs. • Most lambs are born in the spring and are considered full grown at six months. So, when you hear that, “Mary had a little lamb,” it was a baby less than a year old.

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■Do you want details or do you pre-fer a simple recommendation? Local Lakewood Professional ■Does the provider invite you to be involved in your care? Does the provider Each Week we bring another local business view your patient-Doctor relationship as owner with information to share. a true partnership? This week it is Kathy Gutierrez, PHD, RN, ANP-BC, ■Do you prefer a provider focused on ACNS-BC, She has Premiere Healthcare Associates LLC disease treatment, or wellness and preat 1630 Carr St Suite A1, Lakewood 303-462-0585. vention, or both? This is an excerpt from the script she used when ■Does the provider have a conservative interviewed last week for channel 4. How do you or aggressive approach to treatment? choose a Primary Care Provider? ■Do you prefer a provider whose comEstablish your priorities- Decide what is most munication style is friendly and warm, important to you. or morePolice formal? The WARN project is a crime prevention initiative by the Lakewood Department. ■Do you want someone who is always The Lakewood Police Department needs your help in preventing crimeon at time businesses in the Lakewood or someone who isarea. willing to We want to partner with you to make our community safer. take as much time as necessary? you care if your PCP is a man or a Answers GET INVOLVED! ■Do woman? 1. Joe Medwick (1935-39) and Tris Speaker (1920-23). Get Recommendations receive the WARN newsletter and receive timely crime prevention information, go to: 2. Bob Turley,Toin 1958. ■Friends,neighbors,or relatives. If they 3. Floyd Little (1964-66). www.lakewood.org/warn andlove SIGNtheir UP! Doctor, find out why. (if some4. Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dominique Wilkins. one you respect and trust has had a posi5. New Jersey (missed inQuestions? 1995-96 season) andPlease Carolina call 303-987-7197 or email us at warn@lakewoodco.org tive experience, it is likely you will too.) ■State-level medical or nursing associa(2006-07). tions. 6. It was 1985. TRIVIA TEST ■Your dentist, pharmacist, optometrist, 7. Walter Ray Williams ($419,700 in 2002-03) and Patrick Answers previous provider, or other health proAllen ($350,740 in 2004-05). 1. Idlewild vider. 2. Robert Stack ■Advocacy groups- especially to help 3. Tom Wolfe you find the best provider for a specific 4. Chubby Checker chronic condition or disability. 5. 1941 ■Many health plans have websites or directories to help you. 6. Cheese ■Hospitals. It is common for hospitals to 7. Egypt offer a refferal service. 8. Elections There was more- if interested please e9. 14 lines mail mel@westmedia.us, Thank you! 10. Bird

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