The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 26, 1987 · Page 10
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August 26, 1987

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 10

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1U-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Wetlnemiay. August 26, 19*7 NOW AVAILABLE Muscle Beach Club Fitness Wear and Kaepa fitness & tennis shoes Thank You Baytown for making our Anniversary a success! And to show our thanks we are extending 1 Year you this special offer. Membership •EXP. 8-31-87- WM« Tax • Free Weights • 17,500 sq. ft. • Machines • Member IPFA • Separate Whirlpool, Steam & Sauna • Separate Coed & Ladies Sections PHYSICAL FITNESS A HEALTH CLUB 2137 BAY PLAZA 428-2639 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Masai dissolving into new Africa MORUA, Kenya (AP) - The remote and luxuriant Loita Hills remain almost the way the first Masai found them except, perhaps, for the Mother's Choice bread truck and Joseph Kiperian's broken wristwatch. These hills, like the tribesmen trying to raise their cattle and children the way Masai always have, are dissolving into a new Africa. And the Masai, aloof, alert and fiercely proud, are worried! "Kenya is running very fast, and we have to keep up," says Moses Kiperian, killer of six lions and owner of 130 cows, who can outrun most people in a fair race. "If riot, they will force us." The Loitas are a last redoubt of the 250,000 Kenya Masai who once held sway over all the land up the Rift Valley, from Mount Kilimanjaro to the slopes of Mount Kenya. Here they still live simply, wearing homespun red togas and elaborate beadwork. "I had a watch once, but a cow kicked it," says Joseph Kiperian, Moses' brother. If Masai men now use flashlights at night, they are likely to carry them in their earlobes, pierced at childhood and later stretched into thong- like loops. With ancient methods, they raise productive herds at a fraction of the cost to Texas ranchers. They spear the odd eland, make huts from cow dung and tell stories over pots of honey beer. In the Loitas; Masai still thrive oh milk, enriched with a splash of blood from a cow's jugular vein; They dress up in ostrich feathers, lion manes and clanking, glittering metalwork. But elsewhere, men who scorned digging so much they did hot bury their dead are now farmers. Warriors who faced leopards with short swords now work as Nairobi night watchmen for a few dollars a month. T The Masai warrior's trademark is a thick coat of ochre paint and dreadlocks. If he shows up that way in town, he risks humiliation at the hands of policemen with' shears and a scrub brush. Masai in neighboring Tanzania outnumber their Kenyan brothers, and they live scattered over a wider area with fewer pressures to change. But even • there, tribal elders say, the world is closing in. It's a typical African conflict between ancient ways and encroaching civilization. Masai lore taught that all cattle in the world were theirs and armed parties frequently set about enforcing that belief. Neighboring tribes, calling that cattle rustling, feared the Masai. Food services employees sharpen skills Although Baytown school district food service employees don't work in their jobs during the summer, a number of them attend workshops and conferences during which they learn more about their profession. Eleven members of the Baytown School Food Service Association attended the 33rd annual Texas School Food Service Association conference. The theme for the conference, held in San Antonio, was "Rise to the Future." Professional development, sessions included "Baking Tips of the Trade," "The Breakfast Club," "The Future is Now," "Selling School Lunch" and "It's About Time — Work Smarter. Not Harder." Attending from Baytown were Leon Childress, Karen Elliott and Jeanne Futrell of Cedar Bayou Junior School; Eve Torres, Austin Elementary School: Marie Landry, : Carver-Jones Elementary School-. Louise Ziriax and Jettie Spicer. 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Reg. 15.99-17.99 H: ! Boys' 4-14 Levi's* cotton Hardwear"-' double-knee jeans. Reg. 13.999.** Girls' 4-14 Levi's* stonewashed drop yoke jeans. Reg. 17.99-19.99H.W-U.99 Some sizes are in limited supply. "Hot Tops" not valid during this sale. I : WE ACCEPT YOUR FAIR CHARGE. VISA AND MASTERCARD, : I , ' : i • : SAN JACINTO MALL • DAILY 10 TO 9, SUNDAY 12 TO 5:30 • BAY PLAZA • DAILY 10 TO 6, SUNDAY 1 TO 5 Kathryn Scheffler, food service secretary and Edythe Musick, retired food service director, also attended the conference. Also this summer. 19 food service association members attended the 41st annual American School Food Service Association conference. Keynote speakers for the conference, held in Salt Lake City. Utah, were John Bode, assistant secretary for Food and Consumer Services of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ann Landers; nationally syndicated columnist. Workshop topics included "How Food Service Programs Can Impact Student Wellness," "Computers in School Food Service,'' •"• S h a r p e n V o u r Legislative Skills." "Promoting Health in School Food Service." "Creative Ideas with Commodities." "Employee Recognition Programs" and "New USD A Recipes:" . Attending from Baytown were Connie Connealy and Dorothy Love. Baytown. Junior School. Leon Childress and Futrell. Cedar Bayou 'Zella Smith. School; and . Highlands Jeanne Junior Gentry Thelma .Junior School: Junior Wilson School Also. LaVita Aaron. Bowie Elementary School; Marie Landry and Bonnie Morgan. Carver- Jones Elementary School; Era Cupps and Louise Ziriax. Crockett Elementary School; Florence Cummings. Highlands Elementary School; Helen Leonard. Luolla Lowery. Bobbie Mann. Ella Merrill and Lavon Mitchell. Travis Elementary School, and Jame Campbell, Kilgore Center Kathryn Scheffler, food service secretary, also attended. During August, a number of food service employees attended (he 13th annual School Food Service Workshop at San Jacinto College North. Participants got 18 hours of certification credit for attending the three-day workshop. Married Americans Their household incomes Und<»» $10.000 8.0V. $10 000 to S19.999 19.1V. Source: American NEA OMAPWC Demographics IN IMS, America's 51 mtllto* married couple* had a median houMhora Income of Sll,0oo. Sixty-two percent of families headed by a married couple hatf two wage earners. :

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