The Daily Spectrum from Saint George, Utah on August 16, 1993 · 12
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The Daily Spectrum from Saint George, Utah · 12

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Monday, August 16, 1993 Page B2 - The Daily Spectrum School News Far East Meets Southwest Seven Japanese exchange students enjoy different lifestyle in Cedar City Food and kids can do a lot to cement international relations and bring different backgrounds together. Melissa Sorensen, Ayako Takatsuna and Jami Sorensen were among the foreign exchange students and American host kids who who enjoyed a picnic at Canyon Park. ?)!...?9M?!!!...?.!Tf.!?.??.!lf. Cedar City Bureau Chief CEDAR CITY -r If anything can bring nations closer to peace, it's kids. And hamburgers. . American life has been an adventure and a test in diplomatic relations for seven Japanese exchange students and their host families. Sometimes they had difficulty understanding each other's language and ways, but they've built on what they share. Like the fact that hamburgers are their favorite food. The students' month in Cedar City ends Aug. 18, but the loving relationships that have developed between the students and their families will last forever. "It's been fun to watch the kids interact and build friendships even though there are barriers with the language," said Sherrie Brown, a host mother. Sherrie and Steve Brown are a first-year host family. "It has been good for our family and especially for our kids, who have This foundation helps students, schools grow Special to the Spectrum Have you thought about , ways you can improve the education of students in the Washington County School District? Many people give to hospital and college foundations each year, but now there is a way for you to help students in the public schools with the things you think are crucial and most important to their education. You can establish an endowment or scholarship fund to help students in the school or program of your choice. Many of our teachers, school administrators and other school district staff have contributed to help students by authorizing payroll deductions each year for a particular school, grade, or educational program. The Foundation would like to help you promote your business as part of its Business Partnership Activities Program. If you are interested in learning more about these programs, please call Paul Fawson at (801) 673-3553. The School Board established the district's foundation in 1985 as a private non-profit corporation with 15 Directors to serve as U of U chemistry programs frequently cited The University of Utah ranked as one of the top institutions in the nation in the quality of its chemistry research programs over the past five years, according to a survey by the Institute for Scientific Information. Utah placed 24th in ISI's latest "citation impact" study of articles published in leading professional journals from nearly 200 eligible Ph.D.-granting institutions and about a dozen major private industry and government laboratories. U chemistry researchers published 1.069 papers that were cited 6,592 times for an average of 6.17 America's Dinner Table, not known anyone from a foreign country. It helps them get outside themselves and learn to Sherrie Brown said. Yayoi Suna-gawa, 15, is staying with the Browns and their children, Jesse, 16; Jordan, 14; Christopher, 10 and Cory, 4. Host families have taken the kids on tours to many of the historic and scenic spots around the area and state. They have gone on picnics, camping and to Las Vegas. They have enjoyed shopping with friends, going to sporting events and doing things families do. But their stay in America is more than just visiting and playing. The Japanese students still have to study which is a bit surprising to the American kids who are used to spending their summers as far away from school as they can get. Tomoko Morimoto, 14, who is staying with the Ron and Marilee Lowe Family, spends two to three hours a day studying. "No one tells her. she just goes to her room and studies in her work books. My children don't comprehend that," said Marilee. Japanese students go to school from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter, and they go home and study. They do get some vacation time. Like governing board from throughout the County. Few new programs or activities in Washington County have been as fruitful and exciting as the programs and teaching and learning materials provided by the Foundation. It is an officially incorporated organization for private charitable giving to help students in the County have a better education than is possible only from available tax funds. This Foundation has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service and the Utah State Tax Commission so that all gifts are tax-deductible. Donors receive an authorized receipt within the taxable year of the contribution to use for tax purposes. Donors specify what their donations will be used for and which programs are to receive the additional assistance, none of the donated funds are used for administration or operation. The Foundation for students of Washington County is governed by a 16-member board of directors who serve voluntarily and represent each of the various geographic areas of the county. These Foundation officers welcome the opportunity to discuss educational enrichment ideas and times per paper, according to the Philadelphia-based institute. The number of times other scientists mention a researcher's paper in their own work is a major indicator of the cited paper's impact. The results reflect the strong productivity and high stature of our faculty." says Dr. Peter J. Stang. professor of chemistry and department chair. Measuring the quality of an academic department's research output by average citations per published paper also allows for reasonable comparisons between large and small institutions, says ISI. The institute operates the 1 JLiJ fit Alyssa Lowe, 3, gets a big hug from staying with the Kent Tilton Family. most kids, the Japanese students are unsure of their future careers, but they do know they have to make it now so they can get in college. "Tomoko has improved her English and she isn't as shy now." added Marilee. She highly recommended the exchange program. Tomoko has fit right in and become one of the family," she said. The family includes Tyffanee, 13, Tomoko's host sister, Brendon, 11, Bretten 8 and Alyssa 3. Tomoko is always willing to do anything we do and she especially enjoys taking care of Alyssa," Marilee said. "She is amazed at everything in our gro provide estate planning information. Members of the board of directors are: Jethro Barlow, Hildale, (602) 875-2414 Sheldon B. Johnson, St. George, (801) 673-3201 Lyle Drake, St. George, (801) 674-0400 Paul C. Fawson, St. George, (801) 673-3553 G. Stan Holt, Enterprise, (801) 878-2325 Jackie Wells, Washington John Krom, Toquerville, (801) 635-4968 Pat Lewis, St. George, (801) 673-5715 Stephen H. Peterson, St. George. (801) 673-3553 Carl L. Rieck (Lamar), St. George, (801) 673-1844 Al Snow, LaVerkin, (801) 635-2520 Faith Stapley, Washington, (801) 673-9381 Terry Swyers, Hurricane, (801) 635-2408 Dean Terry, St. George, (801) 673-3059 Richard VanAusdal, Santa Clara, (801) 673-6395 Robert Whatcott. t. George (801) 673-1888 Gifts to the Foundation . largest scientific data base in the world. Founded in 1950, it provides information to private, government and academic reseat h-ers. "The survey of ISI-indexed chemistry journals shows clearly that our department continues to rank in the company of such giants as Harvard, Cal Tech, Yale, Stanford, MIT, and UC Berkeley," says Stang. Utah outperformed such Ivy League schools as Columbia, Cornell, Princeton and Wisconsin, and such Big Ten schools as Minnesota. Illinois, and Ohio State. The U was also placed well Shoney's is Proud to Sponsor This Page for N.I.E. 1410 E. St. George Blvd. 980 West 200 North St. George Cedar City 628-8177 586-8012 , n Spectrum photos Koleen Peterson Tomomichi Yamamoto, 14, who is cery stores and that it is so cheap. In Japan bananas cost $3 pound," she added. Smiling shyly and speaking through interpreter Shawn Hunt who served an LDS Mission in Japan, Yayoi adds that the food is different, but is too sweet here. In Japan more types of food, in smaller portions, is usually served at a meal. She thinks Cedar City is pretty, the weather is great and the houses are big. Deanna Judd agrees that hosting an exchange student has been great. Brent and Deanna and their daughter Melanie are hosting Hiroko Otsuka, 13, who is teaching them about Japan perpetuate an individual's or a family's name and provide an , Hvfluence-fot good for many years n into the future. Tax saving opportunities can be realized through the creation of an estate, whether large or small. Individual charitable gifts can come through one or more of the following methods: payroll deductions, gift by will, donation of money or property, or a gift through trust or insurance. Businesses may offer funds to the Foundation through promotional activities, such as the Boulevard Home Furnishing Labor Day Sale. Each school principal has a school priority list to share with the prospective donor. Gifts may be presented for a specific school project, class, grade level, or dis-trictwide program (books, spelling program, endowment for scholarship, Sterling Scholar Program, etc.). To identify school needs and make a tax deductible contribution, contact your school principal, or the executive secretary Dr. Paul C. Fawson of the Foundation for Students of Washington Countv. (801) 673-3553. as references ahead of all the foreign institutions surveyed for the years 1988 through 1992. A similar survey for the 1984 to 1990 period placed the U 26th in the competition. The new results will appear in the June 1991 issue of "Science Watch." a widely read ISI publication in the academic community that tracks trends and performance in basic research. Papers published in such high-impact journals as Science. Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA were part of the wide-ranging study. and has taught them how to make birds and other things out of paper. "Hiroko is a beautiful piano player and has taken lessons since she was about 6 years old," she said. "And she thinks every- Japanese foreign exchange student Royosuke Nakayama thing we do is (right) likes hamburgers as much as his host brother, funny and David Edwards. giggles over everything. She also likes sleeping on the trampoline." Several months before coming here,- students were assigned to their host families. Letters and pictures were exchanged so they could learn more about each other. The Japanese children brought gifts for members of their families. The host families will send gifts for the students' and their families back with them. "We just have to be sure that the gifts are made in America," said Marilee. The students in Cedar City are among a group of 80 exchange students who are spending a month in other Utah homes. County Extension Agent Allan Edwards and his wife, Kathleen, made the Cedar visit possible and arranged some of the group activities. This is the fourth year the Edwards Family has hosted a student. This year Ryosuke Nakayama, 15, is staying in their home, and David, also 15, is his host brother. Other host families are: Larry and Anita Bell and Amanada, hosting Chiyo Chida, 16; Scott and Sharla Sorensen and Ann, Ramen noodles Preparation Checklist Fast food: Packaged noodles overnight sensation in Japan. Let's run down the Correctly Equipped College Student Checklist for 1993. On the list for this year: microwave; PC; disks and printer paper; futon; personal coffee maker; answering machine; Discman and CDs, color TV and remote. Off the list forever: Mom's trusty old Smith Corona; Dad's comfy old bean bag chair; Mom's and Dad's reliable old hot plates. On the list forever: Food. We're talking serious food -tons of munchies, peanut butter and jelly, microwave meals, and quick-to-fix-when-you're-bleary-eyed convenience foods. In this last category, there's one staple that appears just as essential to a collegian's diet now as it was when it was introduced 20 years ago. It's instant ramen (noodle soup), and it's two decades of popularity in the United States make it rather a remarkable success story. Actually, the story begins in the late 1940s, when Momofuko Ando was watching the his wife prepare tem-pura. It occurred to him that instant ramen soup might be a hot seller in war-ravaged Japan. After all, ramen was a favorite dish there. But it was available only in specialty restaurants and at high prices. Instant ramen, Ando reasoned, could be produced and marketed inexpensively, i i - . . i . hosting Ayako Takatsuna, 13; and Kent and Corriine Tilton and Jeremy, hosting Tomomichi Yamamoto, 13. Kathleen and Allan serve on the 4-H state foreign exchange student committee. Last year Kathleen was given the "Most Outstanding State Coordinator in the Nation" award which earned the couple airfare for two back to Boston." The Edwards organized a barbecue for all the families, featuring Allan's great hamburgers. Later the students went to the rodeo grounds and had a real western experience riding a horse. Showing everybody she could be a good sport about anything, Hiroko climbed on and rode around the arena. Would she do it again? "No, no," she said, giggling. "It has been a great experience for our area, they've loved it and want to stay," said Kathleen. There will be many tears shed when the families and students say their goodbyes. "Ruryosuke has become part of the family," said David Edwards. make College stored without refrigeration. and prepared in three minutes by anyone who could boil water. He experimented with the product for then "ears before introducing it in Japan in 1958. It was Japan's first fast food and an overnight sensation. When Ando introduced ramen in the United States in 1970, marketing experts said it would fail. At first, they were right. The American product was called Top Ramen (now Oodles of Noodles east of the Mississippi) and it was hardly an instant success. But Ando never gave up on the idea that at times Americans, like Japanese, need noodles - instantly. Marketing inspiration struck on an airplane when a stewardess served him tea in a Styrofoam cup. Less than a year later, Ando developed Cup Noodles, ramen soup packaged, shipped, cooked and eaten from its own disposable cup container. The cup holds a news of noodles suspended in the middle, so hot water can circulate through the noodles, rehy-drating them quicklv. By 1987, Ando's Cup Noodles were outselling McDonald's hamburgers four to one, a Nissin spokesperson says. And ramen products now outsell dry soup products more than four to one. That adds up to 3.3 servings of ramen a year for each American. Chances are, many of those servings are gulped by college students at 2 a.m. to quell a growling stomach. That's the way it's been for 20 years. ucv wic READING IS FUN ! VISIT THE UBRARV cCv OFTEN

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