The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana on July 28, 1999 · Page 44
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The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana · Page 44

Shreveport, Louisiana
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Wednesday, July 28, 1999
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6E E WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1999 NEWS artial art calls for scrappy, dedicated competitors , To learn more Grappling is taught at the Carver Branch of the YMCA three times a week and is part of the recreational activities at the Y's summer day camp. For more information on grappling classes, call Cindy Schulze at 674-9623. skills and techniques and to come day after day to do that takes a certain discipline. "It doesn't matter what size a person is. If you're a larger Grappling is a form of wrestling that seeks to subdue opponents without punches or kicks. Choke holds and arm and leg locks are meant to put enough control many younger children involved in grappling as possible, so they can build an even larger team. There are about 20 children participatirig"ln grappling as part of the Y's summer day camp and six of those are foster children involved in the beginning stages of grappling for competition. They will hopefully compete in the coming year after more instruction and exposure to the tournament circuit. : it. mSX . v.. To sponsor title attempt Robert Fatheree To sponsor Robert Fatheree in the World Championships this weekend in New Orleans, call Carrie Youngblood at 861-0226 or ; Cindy Schulze at 674-9623. '-p-p-'AT V ITS w JL JL m !llJ JJJjl3 1 in July I Originally known as the "gentle art," grappling got its start indirectly through Jujitsu which originated in China. Jujitsu was later adopted by the By J. L. Scott The Times Wrestling witli the problems oflife has given Robert Fatheree patience and knowledge, but wrestling on the mats in martial arts grappling tournaments has earned him a shot at a title at the World Grappling Championships kicking off Thursday in New Orleans. Fatheree has participated in martial arts for the past five years but has only been involved in grappling for eight months. He said the nonviolent nature of grappling and other martial arts was just the training he needed for work. "As a bouncer in a local nightclub, part of my job was removing unruly people from the club using force but without punching someone out. Grappling really helped me learn how to use force without being violent," Fatheree said. "I had always had the idea of competing in grappling, and then I just decided to do it and lost 85 pounds in the process of training. "All the martial arts have taught me so much about who I am as a person and has helped me achieve more than I thought I could," he said. "I went into it as a learning experience to see how much I could do and ended up competing in so many tournaments up to this point. I'm ready to see how far I can go in this tournament." Richard Fatheree over an opponent to cause them to tap out of the match. When one opponent feels he is defeated, he taps the mat with his hand to indicate his surrender. A win can be accomplished by pinning an opponent to the mat for 20 seconds or by getting a total of 10 points. Five points are received for throwing your opponent to the mat and and five points holding your opponent to the mat for five seconds. Grappling and Jujitsu belts start with white, yellow, orange, green, three levels of brown and black, the highest one. Belts are attained through an exam and hands-on demonstrations of skill, ability and discipline. Fatheree is currently an orange belt, the third degree grappling belt at Richard Fatheree's Tiger and Crane Martial Arts School. Robert Fatheree will have gained his green belt by the time he goes to the championships. He also has degree belts in Jujitsu and Kung Fu and placed first in his division in regional and state grappling competitions. winning when they started," Richard Fatheree said. "When we look through old pictures of classes and competitions, it's the best thing to see how students who thought they would never go far in grappling make their mark." Richard Fatheree has practiced martial arts for 18 years and has been an instructor for seven years. He holds a second-degree black belt in Hung Gar, Kung Fu and Jujitsu. Larry Brantley, co-owner of Star Zone Academy of Martial Arts in Shreveport, said grappling is a very good discipline and self-esteem builder for children and adults alike. "Anyone who takes grappling and is committed to learning will benefit from it by learning self defense moves to protect themselves from real life situations and also learn the discipline of the sport," Brantley said. "It may take some people some time to master certain grappling Japanese and called Judo, and it is from the techniques of Judo that the current sport oTgrappung originated. Richard Fatheree, Robert's uncle and owner of Fatheree Tiger & Crane Martial Arts School in Keithville, said teaching grappling, other martial arts and the art's history and seeing his students succeed is a blessing. "Every time I see my students grow in the arts and place in competition, it's like a dream come true, because they never saw themselves person, you can Brantley use size to your advantage, and if your smaller, you can learn the technique and attitude to outsmart your opponent," he said. Brantley also said he has 66 students that take grappling classes at the school ranging in age from 6 to 23. He said size and age don't matter as long as you are able to identify your strengths and use them in competition. Thirteen students at the school also will be competing in the world championships. Cindy Schulze, program coordinator at the YWCA's Carver Branch, said grappling has made a positive impact on all the children who have participated. "The children really benefit from the grappling because of how Richard instructs them. He teaches them respect for the art itself and each other," Schulze said. "Grappling is such a positive outlet because it allows the children to take part in a safe sport and be aggressive at the same time, so they use that energy wisely to do their best." Schulze said her hope is to get as Caddo Council on Aging Menu The following Caddo Council On Aging menu will be served on the following dates: Wed., July 28: Barbecue chopped beef, hamburger bun, oven roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, orange whip, lowfat (2 percent) milk. Thurs., July 29: Sausage with butter beans, mustard greens, carrot raisin salad, corn bread, peach cobbler, lowfat (2 percent) milk. Frl., July 30: Smothered chicken, mashed potatoes, Italian blend vegetables, dinner roll, vanilla pudding, lowfat (2 percent) milk. Mon., Aug. 2: Chicken pot pie, pot pie vegetables, orange glazed beets, biscuit, hot apple crisp, lowfat (2 percent) milk. liver cities climb military retirees' list bases in the world in terms of its rich history and all the amenities and the services it offers veterans and retirees," Walker said. "It's a commu 1975, dePyssler, a native of Chicago, decided this was home when he retired in 1978. "Barksdale itself is the main reason many military retirees settle here. dePyssler ( M L -" ' ' 4, nity within a community that lets you enjoy the comradery of fellow servicemen and be part of a family." Walker also said food, fun and family kept him in Bossier City rather than set I Save an Ej Ml Walker By J. L. Scott The Times Many military retirees are heading to sunny Shreveport-Bossier City rather than Florida when the time comes for them to put down their work plow and enjoy life. According to the United States Air Force Retiree Program office, there are more than 1 1,000 retired military personnel in Caddo and Bossier parishes. When you factor in the spouses and families of a large number of those retirees, that number more than doubles to 25,000. Because of a combination of factors, many in the retired military community from all branches of services consider themselves blessed to live in Shreveport-Bossier City and even more blessed to be part of a comriitinfly that Values its armed ' forces. Everything from the lower cost of living to the great outdoors has kept retirees like Air Force Col. Steve dePyssler in the area after a 38-year career carried him around the world. Stationed at Barksdale since change and the commissary, helps retirees balance the income they have. There are also more jobs for retirees who need secondary income once they retire. dePyssler said future benefits that may draw still more retirees to the area include a war veterans home off-base, currently in the planning stages but scheduled for construction within the next four years, and improved services offered by the Overton-Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center. One of the functions of the US-AFRP is to help individuals plan their retirement. The office, staffed entirely with volunteers, helps any military retiree with retirement decisions by providing information on medical care, housing, job skills and placementnursing home care and ' other issues they may face. Retired Air Force Col. Lorenz Walker, chief administrator for the City of Bossier City, said his love of Barksdale made his decision easy to settle in his native Bossier City. "Barksdale is one of the premiere The base has so much prestige connected with its history and its place as the largest bomber base in the world," said Steve dePyssler, director of the United States Air Force Retiree Program at Barksdale. "There are still others who have retired here because of family ties and the need for the comradery the military has both for active and retired servicemen." Besides the lower cost of living, - other practical reason for retirees settling in Shreveport-Bossier City include lower property taxes and the fact that Louisiana is one of only 12 states that places no state income tax on military retiree pay. This tax-exempt status, in combination with savings gained through the base ex tling in Florida or some other long-considered retirement Mecca. "With many options to choose from in terms of entertainment and recreation, medical care, nursing home care and other issues that face retirees that are readily available here, Barksdale itself and Shreveport-Bossier City will attract more retirees," Walker said. "This whole area is growing and is continuing to meet the needs of retirees, and that's what people retiring need to hear from the area as a whole." Exchange students need area host families mmnjT Tues., Aug. 3: Tangy barbecue meatballs, cheese potatoes, steamed broccoli, wheat roll, fresh seasonal fruit, lowfat (2 percent) milk. School Notes Walnut Hill Middle Cheerleaders named for 1999-2000 Walnut Hill Middle School cheerleaders for the 1999-2000 school year are: Kaci Anderson, Stacey Brown, Ashley Bullock, Amanda Call, Tiffany Clinton, Alicia Davidson, Mattie Edge, Sarah Goldsby, Savannah Hayes, Jennifer Morse, Anne Marie Scott, Ashley Taylor, Leslie Vasquez, Tiffany Wheat, Stacy Winland and Bridgette Wood. They attended a private N.CA camp and received two superior ribbons and nine excellent ribbons. The squad is coached by Melissa Clinton and Angela May. For more information To learn more about hosting a PAX student, call Beverly Titus at (318) 747-2906 or Abby Blum, In the PAX national office, at (800) 555-6211. Special to The Times Bossier City resident Beverly Titus celebrates Independence Day twice in 10 days, on both July 4 and July 14, Bastille Day. As the local representative for PAX Program of Academic Exchange, Titus promotes cross cultural exchange and enjoys celebrating the holidays of other countries as well as our own. "The American and French independence celebrations are so closely related," said Titus. "The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 symbolizes liberty, democracy and the struggle against oppression for all." PAX is a non-profit educational foundation, which promotes cross-cultural learning by arranging U.S. homestayhigh school experiences for students from around the world. Boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from Sweden, Thailand, Brazil, China, Germany and France spend a semester or school year living with an American family, sharing cus toms, language and holidays. They participate also as fully enrolled students at the local high school. PAX students have full medical insurance and spending money to cover their personal expenses. "PAX 'ambassadors' are terrific boys and girls", said Titus. "They come, not as tourists, but hoping to become sons and daughters in their American families. By setting an extra place at the table and providing a place to sleep and study, a local family 5 1 I off I Labels can experience another culture firsthand and come to love a new family member." ' ' ' 1 on all remaining Regional inline hockey team makes national playoffs clearance i fashions!! BUE1GLAE1 ALARMS CommercialResidential MONTHLY MONITORING 1. ?- To learn more For information regarding area hockey opportunities for all ages, call Jack Sutton at the Crystal Palace Hockey Rink at 686-8736. $29.93 pr Month m 3 tti n. M.jfl.HH -FREE Installation Includes: ttarv Back-Us ProiMtion for 2 Extarior Openings Matter Control Pnol Emorgoncy Button Window Dacata 24-Month Warranty iniarior iMtaciton tmoitont Siran llnaida) Digital Keyboard 24-Hour Monitoring includes: Police Dispatch Fire Department Ambulance Dispatch Medical Alert CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE 881 3030 American Security Systems Special to The Times The ShreveportTexas Hot Wheels inline hockey travel team participated in the World Hockey Alliance National Tournament in St. Louis. Mo., July 8-11. The Hot Wheels are comprised of players ages 8 to 11 from Shreveport and Texas. The team advanced through its pool to the tournament's medal round (final four) with wins over the Jacksonville River Rats (Florida), the Burning Blades (Chicago) and the Pacific Pride from St. Louis. In addition to the Hot Wheels, other final-four teams consisted of select teams from Dallas (Slapshot AllStars), St. Louis, (Rhinos) and Los Angeles (Junior Biscuit) In its semi-final game, the Hot Wheels lost to the eventual national champion Slapshot AllStars setting up a bronze medal game between the Hot Wheels and the Junior Biscuit. In a see-saw battle, the Hot Wheels lost 7-6 on a controversial goal with 15 seconds to play. Ninety-three teams from all over the United States participated in the tournament with age divisions ranging from 8 and under to adult. Hot Wheels team members included: (Shreveport) Adam Aitken, defenseman; Sean Doolin, forward and Timothy Doolin, goalie; 3646 Youree Drive 861-3030 1-800-256-SAFE Additional Equipment at extra cost (Kilgore, Texas) Devin Mayfield, defenseman; (Dallas) Wes Richards, defenseman; (Austin, Texas) Andrew Tyndall, forward and Trey Wimberly, forward and (Longview, Texas) Zack Zazulak, forward. Tim Zazulak and Tim Doolin coach the Hot Wheels. ill fill1 mm Renzi center opens fall program registration a Building or Remodeling? Shreveport's Premier Lighting Showroom is now I NEW Fashions Shreveports Premier arriving DAILY! DISCOUNT Lighting Showroom r v-'- ii. ti Special to The Times The Renzi Education and Art Center has opened registration for fall session I of the After School Youth Program. Fall session I will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Aug. 30 and continuing through Oct. 15. The After School Youth Program provides quality academic and art experiences for students in the first through 12th grades. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, explore and create under the guid ance of professional artists and academic teachers. Classes in academics include skill-building lessons in language arts and mathematics, homework assistance, computer literacy, library reading time and nature exploration. Classes in the arts include guitar, music, painting, creative writing, cartooning, printmaking, day sculpture, drama, fiber art, mixed-media, story telling, dance, percussion and culinary arts. Registration is on a first come-first served basis and is limited to 30 par ticipants per day. Fall session I is free and open to the public. Fulltime students will be given first priority in scheduling but part time participation is usually possible. Contact Donna Service or Erica Engelland-Spohn at the Renzi Education and Art Center (222-1414) for more information and to receive a registration form for this dynamic after school program. Renzi Education and Art Center's fall session I is sponsored by Sisters of Our lady of Sorrows and Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Bring your house plans & Save 20 to 50 EVERYDAY on the areas largest "in stock" selection of decorative fixtures & ceiling fans CASHCARRY & SAVE $$$ Shmrc City Shopping Center J 1 127 Shreveport Birbdale Hwy. $ 318 869-0208 3775 YOUREE PW. 861-2485 Mon. Sat. 9:30-5:30 X an nwiipnin' in in' il iiiiia in ii num nwaiwii i jx-mf&. i Ji8';iai-'-v' - mm 1

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