Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1990 · Page 12
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Page 12 FAMILY Saturday, September 20, 2003 Girl of the Month The Indiana Junior Women's Civic Club has announced that Leslie A. Wallace, 17, of Indiana, is its girl of the month. Leslie is the daughter of Dave and Ruthie Wallace. She has a 4.13 grade point average and participates in the following school activities: Key Club, A'Cappella Choir, varsity tennis, National Honor Society, Youth and Government, Christian Fellowship Club, advanced placement statistics, band front and I-Ettes. She was also involved with the school musicals "South Pacific" and "My Fair Lady." She has been a high honor roll student at Indiana High School and was elected senior class treasurer. She earned three letters in varsity tennis and won first place in the girl's single open division of the Indiana Tennis Association's 2001 Summer League. During a band trip to Arizona, she and the I-Ettes took the second place Band Front Award. She has also been involved in the following community and church activities: Creation, Relay for Life, 30-hour Famine, Special Olympics, Grace United Methodist Youth Group, Grace United Methodist Church Nursery LESLIE A. WALLACE ... Indiana... volunteer, Grace Youth Mission Trip to West Virginia, Grace Youth Mission Trip to New York City, Teddy Bear Fund Drive for Children's Hospital, baby sitting for community and school functions and Christmas caroling at nursing homes and iri the community. She has also been a junior camp counselor for three years at Summer's Best 2 Weeks She enjoys skiing, tennis and running. Her hobbies and talents include playing the piano and guitar, sewing, quilting, cooking, traveling, cake design and tap, ballet and modern dance. She plans on attending a four-year university and graduating with a degree in psychology. She would then like to continue her education, get a master's degree in social work and possibly work as a counselor. Boy of the Month The Indiana Optimist Club has selected Adam K. Unrue, 17, of Indiana, as its 549th Boy of the Month for September. Unrue is the son of Dave and Ginger Unrue and the brother of Melissa. He is a member of Trinity Methodist Church and is a senior at Indiana Area High School. Unrue is a.member of the school's baseball and basketball teams. He also plays senior legion baseball and has helped coach the junior high basketball spring league. His favorite school subjects are AP statistics, math and physics. In his spare time he volunteers for Citizen's Ambu- ADAM K. UNRUE ... Indiana ... lance where he has volunteered for more than 100 hours. He also likes to play golf and card games with friends when he can. Following graduation he would like to attend college and study business. Birth Max Ryan Christopher Brian and Linda Christopher of Allison Park announce the birth of their son, Max Ryan Christopher, on Aug. 30 at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20% inches. His grandparents are Bill and Lois Thompson and Tom and Deb Christopher, all of Blairsviile. His great-grandparents are Jane Thompson of Sarver and Florence Lowman, Jane Christopher and Bill and Dorothy Dablock, all of Blairsville. Marriage licenses Stephen Zachary Zagurskie, New Hudson, Mich., and Melissa Sue Lydic, North Olmsted, Ohio Crist J. Byler, Smicksburg, and Mary D. Miller, Smicksburg Justin Kirk • Johnson, Golds- bora, N.C., and Lisa Ann Baird, Robinson John Edward Wolfe, Marion Center, and Karen Lea Holliday, Marion Center Robert Edward Hill Jr., Seward, and Kelly Lynn Uadiski, Homer City Nathan Robert Gatskie, Home, and Tricia Anne Rowe, Marion Center Anthony G. Matous, Ligonier, and Bonnie Christine Slowik, Ligonier John Ronald Waltemire Jr., Lucernemines, and Carrie Ann Patterson, Lucernemines Matthew Paul Gornick, New Florence, and Kristin Renae Botteicher, Seward George Dennis Flynn, Creekside, and Pamela Lee Brewer, Creekside Kevin James Cribbs, Creekside, and Danielle Maria LeClaire, Creekside Blaine Clayton Long, Alverda, and Stacey Lynn Detwilcr, Alverda Charles Augustus Parris, Indiana, and Romona Stevenson, Indiana Kevin Gene Eckman Jr., North Apollo, and Anna Marie Weinzierl, North Apollo Christopher Lisle Johnston, In- OFFICERS ELECTED The Indiana County Chapter of the American Red Cross recently elected board members and officers at its 86th annual meeting. From left: Lou Gatti, chairman of the board; board member Jeannine Phillips; John Ruggieri, first vice chairman; Jo Waldo, secretary; Bob Gongaware, second vice chairman; Joan Zilner, assistant treasurer; and Bernie Liscik, treasurer. Gongaware, Liscik, Phillips, Sharon Lee, John Ogden, Donna Streifthau and Hal Wingard also were elected to three- year terms on the board. (Gazette photo by Teri Enciso) To change habits, feds try going local By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — Some Indian tribes in Michigan are about to urge a return to traditional menus like wild rice and fresh fish, in hopes of fighting soaring obesity-caused diabetes. Boston-area schools will begin teaching students why 100-percent juice is better than soda, and urging parents to limit children's TV time to two hours a day. And a California-based managed-care company will soon let patients compete for prizes like a mountain bike or, for some, a discount on premiums if they lose weight and exercise. Years of dire warnings about obesity's dangers don't seem to be shrinking Americans' girth. Now federal health officials hope programs that target different communities' special needs — plus financial incentives like Pacificare Health Systems is about to offer — will work better. "This is the most difficult thing anybody can ever try to do, to get people to change their habits," says Health and Human Services S ecretary Tommy Thompson. This week, the Michigan and Boston communities become the first of about a dozen recipients of $13.6 million in federal grants to target unhealthy habits locally. The other recipients haven't been announced. It's a program poised to become the government's centerpiece in the obesity fight, if Congress grants Thompson's request for $125 million more next year to fund dozens more so-called healthier communities. Consider the Michigan project, to encompass eight Indian tribal communities, almost 43,000 people, where deaths from diabetes are six times the national average. As part of its $250,000 healthier- communities grant, tribal elders will encourage a return to more traditional foods — fresh fish, berries, wild rice — instead of today's processed fare. The project will measure if the diet switch is feasible and trims weight. Boston's project covers the city's seven fattest, most sedentary neighborhoods. Schools vying for the $1.2 million grant are proposing to develop nutrition and exercise instruction for students to bring home to their families. To change behavior, "we've got to be creative," says Pacificare's Dr. Sam Ho. "If people are healthier... it'll be less expensive to provide affordable benefits." — Lauran Neergaard covers health and medical issues for The Associated Press in Washington. Pretentious job titles at hospitals a treat By DR. PETER H. GOTT Newspaper Enterprise Assn. DEAR DR. GOTT: As a hospital nurse, I thoroughly enjoyed your recent column on pretentious hospital titles and would like to add a few for the record. In response to a new federal law {the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA), our hospital has appointed the Medical Records Supervisor as the new security official for HIPAA-related issues. We have officially designated her "The Head Hippopotamus." Will the new generation bedpan brigade come to be known as Excrement Disposal Engineering Managers? I suggest, in addition, a Gravitational Pull Measurement Device {a scale), Epidermis Penetrating Fluid Delivery System {intravenous therapy), a Chemically Formulated Comfort Enhancer (pain pill), and a Plaster {or Fiberglass) Damaged Extremity Containment Unit (a cast). Other slang terms might include a stripper (male or female nurse who removes adhesive tape), accredited embroiderer (surgeon), anatomical revisionist (plastic surgeon), neonate catcher (obstetrician), and rock-a-bye specialist (anesthetist). - DEAR READER: Nice. But I must add that federal or state mandates never lead to shortened tides or procedures. DEAR DR. GOTT: 1 have to comment on your column that was prompted by a reader who complained about bad breath and 1 grayish crumbs in his tonsils. I believe you were wrong in suggesting chronic tonsillitis as a cause. I've had the same problem without suffering from painful tonsils. I am convinced that my grayish, foul-smelling crumbs are actually food particles that have blocked the openings to my Eustachian tubes on either side of the throat. Using my finger, I can usu- ally force those particles out. Am I onto something or am I off base? Can anything be done about this troublesome problem? '. DEAR READER: I'm sorry to say that you are off base. The Eustachian tubes, which : ' provide a means for the middle ear chambers to equalize pressure changes, open into an area in the upper throat, well above the tonsils. It would be a physical impossibility for you to touch this area with a finger, much less to milk out infected particles. What you are doing, however, is forcing such particles from the crypts and crevices in your chronically infected tonsils — lymph glands in the back of the throat — which are easily visible without the use of special instruments. As I wrote in my column, this form of chronic tonsillitis — which may not be painful, but is certainly an annoyance -— responds to tonsiliectomy. I suggest that you obtain an opinion from an otolaryngologist as to whether surgery is a reasonable option for you to explore. ShOD & Compare -TATE'S offers theBEST meats anywhere 5 LB. BAG DOMINO PURE CANE SUGAR 5 VARIETIES KELLOGG'S CEREAL GRADE "A" JUMBO AVALANCHE PREMIUM diana, and Mary Domenick, Indiana Peter Francis Bergeron, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jennifer Lynn Stossel, Indiana James David Buterbaugh, Indiana, and Heather Dawn Nichols, Indiana Robert Brian Dickson, Indiana, and Vanessa Lynn Walters, Indiana Ronald Michael Fabian, Deny, and Rachel Suzanne Stipcak, Blairsvlle Gary D. 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