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Can you tell us what you do as the quite humbling to be named one of the Future 5 award I was a huge fan of all things sports during my
Director of Athletics at UW- Parkside? One winners in 2019. I have a lot of respect for the Kenosha Area childhood, including playing sports and watching sports.
of the reasons I enjoy working in college Business Alliance and YLink and all of the work they do for However, I took it a step further than most with my
athletics, and specifically in the role as a our community. Of course, the role they play in economic interest in the numbers and business of sports. In some
Director of Athletics, is that each day can be development is critical, but they do awesome work with respects, I was more fascinated with the statistics, the
vastly different. Focus on the department or leadership development, networking and community salary cap, trade deadlines, and the media than the
across campus. Meet with internal staff or programming, and recognizing individuals and businesses in games themselves. As a young kid, I wanted to be a
external people in the community. Focus on Kenosha. general manager or a sports agent. Ultimately, I think it
recruits, or current student-athletes, or alumni. was predictor for my career in sports which has been
Indoor sports or outdoor sports. Gameday vs. As I referenced in my remarks at the Future 5 event, as a heavily focused on the PR/marketing, business, and
non-gameday. All of that to say, it is hard to former communications professional that focused for years leadership aspects.
answer that question. on promoting others, it is still uncomfortable for me to be
the one getting interviewed, giving speeches, or receiving I decided to play Division III basketball at Centre
In broad terms, I oversee an NCAA Division honors. However, at the same time, I understand my College and pursue degrees in economics and
II athletics department with 15 different college responsibility and embrace the opportunity to thank our government. For most of my time in college, my
programs, approximately 250 student-athletes, staff, highlight some of the great things happening at UW- professional goals were more in line with the business
and a talented staff of more than 40 people. I am Parkside and engage with the community.The Future 5 event world or possibly law school. Prior to my senior year, I
a member of Chancellor Debbie Ford’s Cabinet, was an awesome opportunity to accomplish those goals. decided to revisit that childhood dream of working in
which also affords me the opportunity to be sports, so as graduation was approaching, I applied for
involved in University administration. Who is your favorite athlete of all time? My favorite nearly 75 low-paying jobs or internships all over the
athletes of all-time are Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.They country. I was striking out everywhere before finally
When did you begin at Parkside? I started were both at the height of their dominance as I was growing landing my first job at a Division II school in South
in my role on August 1, 2017, so I am in my third up and I knew we were watching historical greatness unfold Carolina that summer after graduation. Once I got my foot
academic year serving the University. in our generation.While I can’t relate to their athleticism or in the door, hard work really took over, and I have since been
talent, I think I have always been drawn to and impressed by blessed with some great opportunities in the industry.
Can you tell us your sports partnership with HARIBO? their work ethic, drive, and commitment level. I think those
In some respects, the partnership began on my job interview. two athletes have lived up to expectations and performed How does it feel to be named to the 2020 Milwaukee
In the summer of 2017, when I was in Kenosha interviewing under pressure at a level at least in my lifetime that has been Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list? I was shocked when I
for my position, Chancellor Ford and I were driving down unmatched. was notified that I would be receiving this honor. I did not
Highway 50 discussing all of the economic development in know I was nominated, and the fact that it is representative
the community. It had been just a few months since HARIBO How you got interested in athletics? Athletics has of the entire Milwaukee region is amazing. Again, I look at it
announced plans to build in Pleasant Prairie, so we started always been a significant part of my life. Like many young kids, as an opportunity to spotlight and celebrate Parkside
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enjoyed introducing the product samples around campus and needs. One of my mentors says to constantly be striving to
the community. become a better version of yourself, and Parkside is
accomplishing that goal across campus. I love that at
My kids think I go to work and meet with actual gummy Parkside, intercollegiate athletics is valued as a key
bears, just sitting around a conference room table with the component of that growth and success.
different colors. I’m a candy lover myself, so safe to say the
whole partnership is a big hit in the Gavin Family. What are some of your goals in the near future for
Parkside Athletics? Our simple goals are to recruit
Tell our readers about the KABA YLink award you talented, high-character young people to our University and
received. I was honored to be nominated by both position those student-athletes to be successful in and out of
Chancellor Ford and our Deputy AD Chris Barker, and it was competition. We are focused on initiatives that will
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Will impeachment
change Trump?
A Washington
guessing game.

For the first time in American history, an impeached do what you want to
president is running for reelection – and quite possibly could
win.That stark reality came to life Tuesday night, as President do,’” says Cal Jillson, a
Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address,
a more raucous campaign-style event dotted with made-for- presidential scholar at
TV moments than the often-staid annual affair.
Southern Methodist
The president delivered the speech amid the expectation
of acquittal by the Senate. A midafternoon announcement University in Dallas. President Donald Trump greets people after delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress
from Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney that he would vote
to convict Mr. Trump on one count dealt a blow to the Aides had reportedly earlier this month.
Republican wall of unity. But the president remained a leader advised the president not to mention impeachment in the
on the verge of triumph, with his Gallup job approval rating State of the Union, following President Bill Clinton’s 1999 of his presidency, and Mr. Trump’s is taking place amid a
at an all-time high (49%) and his political adversaries warning reelection bid.
of a chief executive unbound.
precedent, and the fact that the president stuck to that advice But there’s also a big difference in their respective
The icing on the cake this week came from Iowa, where Tuesday night was noteworthy – suggesting he may be willing postures.With Mr. Clinton,“there was this general sense that
the fiasco over the Democrats’ inability to report the results to exercise a bit more discipline three years into his he was chastened and remorseful,” says Russell Riley, co-chair
of Monday’s presidential caucuses in a timely fashion handed
Mr.Trump another political gift. presidency. Mr. Trump, after all, is famous for over-the-top of the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of
rhetoric, via Twitter and at rallies, and his cries of “witch Virginia’s Miller Center.“With Trump, there’s none of that. So
Still, questions abound: Will the president overplay his hunt” (or similar charges) have been part of his repertoire there’s an enormous amount of anxiety about what he might
hand? Post-acquittal, will he feel unfettered in his behavior as
he seeks a second term? While some Republican senators since he announced his candidacy in 2015. do as president from this point forward, because he’s
have said that his dealings with the Ukrainian president –
withholding military aid in exchange for dirt on political Yet the cloud of impeachment hung over the proceedings, effectively a president unbound.”
opponents – were “shameful,” all but Senator Romney voted
today to acquit. and its accompanying partisan rancor contributed to a Professor Riley sees this period as constitutionally

Senator Romney’s stunning decision to vote to convict on circuslike atmosphere. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mr. perilous.
one count – abuse of power – no doubt took some of the
wind out of Mr. Trump’s sails. Calling himself “profoundly Trump publicly snubbed each other at the beginning and end In the past, “institutions balanced other institutions, but
religious,” the former GOP presidential nominee said he – most dramatically, when Speaker Pelosi ripped a paper copy those checks and balances are largely not working,” he says.
couldn’t think of much “that would be a more egregious of his speech in half after he finished. Some Democrats “So the only real question is the sense of self-restraint that
assault on our Constitution than trying to corrupt an heckled and gestured over a pronouncement on health care; President Trump feels as it relates to his own reelection
election to maintain power. And that’s what the president some walked out. prospects.”
Moderate Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, one of only two Trump defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz stoked fears last
The logical approach for Mr. Trump, political analysts say, GOP senators (along with Senator Romney) to vote in favor week that the president’s executive power could become
would be to restrain his behavior and not do anything too of witnesses during the Senate trial, argued Sunday that Mr. unfettered, when the retired Harvard Law professor
risky through Election Day. After all, he can claim vindication Trump has learned his lesson. asserted, “If a president does something which he believes
on the impeachment charges; the economy is strong; a near-
record-high 59% of Americans say their personal finances are “He was impeached,” Senator Collins said on CBS’s “Face will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be
better now than a year ago, according to Gallup; and the Nation.” “And there has been criticism by both the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment.”
Democrats are in disarray.As things look now, Mr.Trump is in
a reasonably good position to win in November. Republican and Democratic senators of his call [with the Mr. Dershowitz later said his remarks were
Ukrainian president]. I believe that he will be much more mischaracterized, but the larger concern about presidential
“It seems like the people around him would say, ‘Just run cautious in the future.” (Though she later said that “hope” overreach remains. House Democrats, meanwhile, say more
the string here, then you’ll have four more years and you can may have been a better word than “believe.”) information will emerge about the president’s actions in

One big difference between the Clinton and Trump Ukraine.

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Why Democrats won't
beat Trump playing
by his rules

Dear reader: there – has long confounded his pathological liar who lies about t
opponents. If they try to rise above everything: his fake hair, his obesity,
First, President Donald Trump it, a la Michelle Obama’s famous and his spray-on tan.” t
appeared to decline to shake “when they go low, we go high”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s dictum, they risk not getting any Trump-haters loved it. Others w
hand. Later, Ms. Pelosi tore up the credit – or more importantly, any saw it as taking the bait.
president’s speech. attention. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rips up the speech of President Donald
“Donald Trump is a master of Trump after his recent State of the Union address to Congress.
The made-for-meme moments But while a clap back may forcing opponents to play the game
bookending last night’s State of the generate cheers from the base, it by his rules,” tweeted Politico’s Tim Monitor last week: “Although I take on Mr. Trump. He answered: A
Union address represent a can diminish your stature in the Alberta. “This. Stuff. Does. Not. disagree with him on everything, he “I’m going to respond without
dispiriting sign of our times. long run. Work. Just ask Rubio, Cruz, does know how to manipulate the becoming what we’re fighting.”
Hillary… The president’s media and get attention.”
Politics has always been about Over the weekend, after Mr. kryptonite is substance and reason. We’ll see if he can stick to that
theater, as presidents from Ronald Trump sent out a series of tweets You cannot beat him at stagecraft In the run up to Monday’s Iowa plan.
Reagan to Barack Obama intuitively mocking former New York Mayor and emotion.” caucus debacle, former South
understood. But today’s tit for tat Michael Bloomberg as “Mini Mike,” Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg By Liz Marlantes, Politics Editor
theatrics seem increasingly petty the Bloomberg campaign chose to The problem is, Mr. Trump’s was asked by a voter how he would at the Christian Science Monitor
and crass. responded in kind. “The president stagecraft and emotion – whether
is lying,” said Bloomberg campaign you love it or hate it – tends to
President Trump’s penchant for spokeswoman Julie Wood. “He is a crowd out everything else. As one
schoolyard insults and over-the-top Democratic voter in Iowa told the
rhetoric – his willingness to go

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Why the black mayor of this
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Mayor Quentin Hart, an African American whose Iowa game. Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart at a press conference at City Hall in
metro area was ranked No. 1 in America for racial disparity Waterloo, Iowa, on Sept. 19, 2016.
by one source in 2018, recently endorsed Pete Buttigieg as Quentin Hart was standing here when he got the phone
the presidential candidate best suited to help communities call in 2015 confirming that he would become the city’s first lot to do with it.
like his. African American mayor. He vowed to work to bridge the A nurse and mother of four who is finishing up her
divides in his community.
“Pete has probably one of the most aggressive plans for bachelor’s degree in nursing, she’s never been very involved in
black America,” says Mayor Hart of Waterloo, Iowa. Plus, he Within three years, Waterloo was named Iowa’s small politics. But that changed with President Donald Trump’s
adds, he’d like to see someone in the White House who has business community of the year and one of the top 10 job election. In the past year, she has found time to host events –
the accountability of a local leader who runs into his or her markets in the country. Crime had dropped to the lowest including the first-ever house party in her community, with
constituents in the grocery store or local Walmart. “I believe level in decades, though residents still express concern about Elizabeth Warren. Some 300 people filled her backyard.
we need a mayor’s approach.” nighttime gun shots ringing out across their neighborhoods.
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Dairy farmers Prices plummeted at the end of 2014 prices push farms out of business. Mayor
add cows after and remained low until late 2019.
years of low During that time, many small to midsize After hovering around $15 per 100 continued from page 5
prices farms lost money every year and, across pounds of milk during 2018, the price
the country, farms went under. climbed to nearly $19 in January. The get heard.”
U.S. dairy farmers again are adding Wisconsin alone lost more than 2,600 - futures price opened Friday at $17.23.
cows to their herds after years of - nearly 30 percent of its dairies. When they came out, “It was the first time they were
overproduction that kept milk prices What happens to milk prices in 2020 hearing,‘Hey, it’s important for you to be part of the process.
low and pushed thousands of farms out The issue was oversupply. In 2014, the will depend on whether demand keeps You matter,’” says Ms. Saffold.
of business.As of January, 9,334,600 milk price of milk hit an all-time high, driven pace with increased production,
cows were recorded in the United largely by a sudden spike in Vitaliano said. And some factors are One of the concerns about Mr. Buttigieg is that even if he
States, up by more than 17,000 from the international demand,Vitaliano said. going in dairy farmers' favor. manages to win the Democratic nomination, he won’t be able
average herd size in August, according to get out the black vote in the general election next fall, and
to U.S. Department of Agriculture American farms rushed to increase It's possible that the cows in places Democrats will lose.
figures. their production. But by the end of hit with major flooding in 2019 will
2014, those international markets lost produce less milk this year, said Darin “The narrative in the media is that if he fails, it’s because he
"Last August, the monthly average their appetite for American milk. Von Ruden, a Wisconsin dairy farmer didn’t connect with black voters,” says Ryan Stevenson, an
herd size reached its low point, and Demand dropped, and so did price. and president of the Wisconsin Farmers organizer for the Booker campaign who grew up in Waterloo.
then it started climbing again," said Production, however, kept increasing. Union. Farmers in those regions had “Don’t just put the blame on us.”
Peter Vitaliano, vice president of trouble growing cattle feed, so the
economic policy and market research at "During the low, as margins got quality of this year's feed will be lower, There are other groups Buttigieg doesn’t connect well with
the National Milk Producers tighter, we kept increasing our volume," he said. Lower quality feed means cows either, such as younger white voters, he says. Plus, he adds, the
Federation. "Hopefully, the herd said Luke Minich, a dairy farmer in will produce less milk. lack of connection is a two-way street.
expansion won't go faster than the Indiana. "Our expenses don't change.
increase in demand." The herd We're all in the same boat.We all need "We're kind of in a wait-and-see That said, Mr. Stevenson takes issue with some of the
expansion comes at a time when milk gross income, and we get that by adding period now," Von Ruden said. "If criticism Mr. Buttigieg has faced, including a New York Times
prices finally are increasing, Vitaliano cows." Minich said it is normal for milk production is up from last year, the article this week about tensions within his campaign over the
said. prices to cycle up and down over multi- forecast will be low prices again. But if treatment of minority staffers.
year periods, as high prices encourage production doesn't go up, we might be
farmers to increase production, and low in for a good year." “It’s an issue that all campaigns are facing, so for [the Times]
to frame it just as a Buttigieg issue is not right,” says Mr.

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or financial information. If you receive anything suspicious, do loan and realize that you need more cash flow flexibility and
Tax season is open, which means there's not click on it. Forward it to [email protected] want to move to a 30-year to improve your ability to fund
another opportunity to: (a) vent about how other goals, like retirement or college. One big caveat: The
much you hate this time of year, (b) complain Letters or phone calls: Letters claiming to be from the IRS costs of the refinancing (usually 2% to 5% of the loan
about the complexity of the U.S. code, and (c) whine about often demand payment of an overdue tax bill. If this seems amount) must be incorporated into your analysis. If closing
your refund being lower than previous years, even though sketchy, register at and check your account balance. costs are $5,000 and you will save $270 per month, it will
you know that a refund is just the return of the extra money And no, that's not the IRS calling with angry demands of take you 18.5 months to break even. If the monthly savings
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filing season will be less fraught than last year's, because the letters and telephone calls to the Treasury Inspector General
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the American taxpayers will be filing under the new rules that Good reasons to consider another outstanding debt, be very careful. The Tax Cuts and
emerged from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant refinancing now Jobs Act that went into effect in 2018 changed the tax
tax code overhaul in more than three decades. deductibility rules, limiting interest you pay on a loan secured
A year ago, the Federal Reserve, economists and realtors by your main home or second home to buy, build or
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is Wednesday, April 15, and the IRS expects that more than The rationale was simple:The economy was growing and, as re-fi is used to pay off another debt, that amount would not
150 million individual tax returns will be filed. The best way a result, the 10-year Treasury bond, the benchmark for most be deductible.Additionally, the tax cut act placed a new dollar
to prepare for this season is to grab last year's return as a mortgages, was likely to remain elevated. limit on total qualified residence loan balances. If you
guide and then to start organizing your documents (W-2s, refinance, you can only deduct interest on up to $750,000 in
1099s, as well as bank, investment, mutual fund and mortgage The economy is still growing, but the pace has slowed, qualifying debt.
company documents) in a file. which means that home loan rates have dropped by almost a
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The IRS emphasizes that taxpayers may be paying for tax nearly 4.5% to 3.6% today, according to Freddie Mac. If you purchased a home with an adjustable rate mortgage,
preparation services when there are free options available last year's increase in rates may have spooked you.With rates
via the agency's Free File program. Any taxpayer earning The slide has prompted another round of the perennial lower, now may be a good time to lock in a loan that will
$69,000 or less (that's about 100 million Americans, question: Is it time to refinance? According to mortgage never cause palpitations when rates rise in the future. For
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my turn

Trump is the
GOP’s new Ike

The impeachment of Donald J.
Trump has clearly been a trip through
Alice in Wonderland’s magic looking
glass. There is no other explanation.
Consider why.

First, despite impeachment,Trump is

the new Ike, that is president and

general of the Army Dwight David behavior was only inappropriate and frees the litigant.After fully take hold? Given actuarial probabilities for a new
all, this is precisely what 51 senators decided after denying Supreme Court associate justice, that appointment would
Eisenhower, at least in terms of Harlan Ullman the request for additional witnesses. And some make six conservative judges with profound consequences
Republican support. The current Wall Republicans will complain that by knowing the Senate for Roe vs. Wade and other highly partisan issues. Trump
would never convict, why bring articles of impeachment at could also make good on his original view that NATO is
Street Journal/NBC poll measured the level of support for all. obsolete.

all presidents since Harry S. Truman about nine months According to this logic, then why prosecute anyone, Another Donald — Rumsfeld — famously defined
given even the slightest unlikelihood of conviction? Alice “unknown unknowns,” that is not knowing what we don’t
prior to running for a second term in November. Ike had would argue that this interpretation gives “innocent until know. Of course, events could conspire to defeat Trump.
proven guilty” new meaning. Or it reaffirms the wisdom of Mishandling the coronavirus; an economic meltdown; a
by far the strongest party support of any candidate — 91 the Red Queen in calling for sentence before verdict. decision to strike Iran; or the nomination of a credible
opponent are not impossible. Still, at this point, Trump
percent — and of course easily won re-election. Most Americans know where this is headed. Senate seems on a path to win in 2020.
acquittal of the president will lead to countless victory
Since then, according to this poll, only one president has laps, making the public dizzy. Bragging rights understate Yet it is stunning that Trump’s political support equals
come close to Ike’s level:Trump.Among all Republicans, this how Trump will trumpet both the “vindication” from the Eisenhower’s. Pvt. Bone Spur now equates to a general of
president has an astounding 89 percent support or a Mueller Report of no Russian collusion and the Senate’s the army politically. And it is equally stunning, though not
statistical dead heat with the general who won the war in vote as proof positive of “witch hunts and hoaxes” by the surprising, that for this to have happened, the GOP had to
Europe. Political scientists and psychiatrists will spend Democrats trying to undo the 2016 election. But most abandon the values of Abraham Lincoln and Ike. Further,
decades arguing how and why this happened. worrying is the degree to which Trump will be empowered the willingness of Senate Republicans to accept the
and unrestrained in using what his sees as his now prosecution’s case and block any further action, even for
By this measure, Trump’s chances of re-election are unbridled authority as president. witnesses, means that American politics are indeed
good. And should Democrats nominate Bernie Sanders or operating inside the looking glass.
Elizabeth Warren, the president’s victory margin could Instead of impeachment constraining presidential
make Sen. George McGovern’s trashing by Richard Nixon irresponsibility, the opposite could occur. Despite Part II of The only remaining question is this: When will the Red
in 1972 look like a “close run thing.” Of course, November the Mueller Report that outlined 10 possible scenarios for Queen turn into the Orange King?
is far away in political terms. impeachment and lack of exoneration of foul play with
Russia and now impeachment charges that were rejected, By Harlan Ullman
Next, the acquittal of the president marks a dramatic the president’s base will respond powerfully, or at least 89 As well as being a recurring guest on Happenings Q&A, Harlan
turn in jurisprudence. Republican senators fully agree that percent of it will if the Journal/NBC polls are accurate. Ullman is UPI's Arnaud de Borchgrave Distinguished columnist and
House impeachment managers have made their case: serves as a senior adviser at the Atlantic Council. He was a professor
Trump did abuse his powers by withholding vital military Should Trump win a second term, will his disruptive plans of military strategy at the National War College and the Naval War
aid until Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to to “drain the swamp” and make scofflaw allies pay their fair College. His latest book is "Anatomy of Failure:Why America Has
announce publicly investigations into the Biden family. But share to compensate for America’s role in defending them
that behavior did not rise to the level of “high crimes and Lost Every War It Starts." Follow him @harlankullman.
misdemeanors” and at worst was “inappropriate.”

Apply that standard to future jury trials in American
courts. After the foreman reads the verdict that “We, the
jury find the defendant guilty of…,” the judge rules that the

The state of offering her a scholarship so she and her mother could mother Robin in the gallery.” He then pivoted and called
President Trump choose a better school. on Congress to pass legislation finally banning “the late-
term abortion of babies.”
The president’s recent State of the There was the dramatic moment when the president
brought back from Afghanistan Sergeant First Class One wishes he had said something about eliminating
Union speech resembled a campaign Townsend Williams, who had been on his fourth tour, and outdated and unworkable government programs. Instead,
reunited him with his wife, Amy, and their two children. he proposed even more programs, adding to our $23
rally. Some Republicans shouted Tears flowed. trillion (and growing) national debt. He apparently still
thinks growth will solve the problem, but not if he and
“four more years” as he approached Speaking of tears, when was the last time you saw radio Congress keep spending.
talk show host Rush Limbaugh cry? He did as he received
the lectern. Democrats mostly from Melania Trump the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This was more than a State of the Union address. It was
Limbaugh announced he has advanced lung cancer. Many a campaign kickoff.According to Gallup,Trump received “a
looked glum, shook their heads, Democrats refused to applaud. This is what hate does to 10 percent approval rating among blacks in 2017, 11
some people. percent in 2018 and 10 percent in December 2019.”
pursed their lips, laughed in Emerson Polling and Rasmussen Reports put that number
The president directly and indirectly got in digs at at 34 percent, which, depending on which poll you believe,
response to some of his remarks Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, by might suggest the president’s appeal is growing in the
noting the millions he said had been removed from welfare African American community. Maybe the administration’s
and in the case of Speaker Nancy and food stamp rolls. “Since my election, we have created criminal justice reform legislation and the call for
7 million new jobs,” Trump said, “taking credit for expansion of school choice legislation are responsible for
Pelosi appeared to be talking to Cal Thomas thousands of jobs created after the election but while the rise?
herself. At the end, she tore up her Barack Obama was still president,” according to “The most recent figures show that in the Following his acquittal by the Senate on two articles of
copy of the address, and Trump refused to acknowledge 35 months after Trump actually took office, the economy impeachment, the president clearly has the wind at his
added just under 6.7 million jobs.” back. With issues going his way and with the Democratic
her before stepping down from the platform. Party in disarray (the broken vote-counting app in the
In another of his many pro-life statements, the president Iowa caucuses was an appropriate symbol of their
This was more than a victory lap for the president. It introduced a woman and her 2-year-old child.“In 2017,” he dysfunction) the president is poised for four more years.
was a celebration of all he and Republicans have said,“doctors at St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City delivered
accomplished the last three years. The latest Gallup poll one of the earliest premature babies ever to survive. Born Readers may email Cal Thomas at [email protected]
reflects the public’s recognition of those achievements at just 21 weeks and six days, and weighing less than a Look for Cal Thomas’ new book “America’s Expiration Date:
with 49 percent of those polled approving the president’s pound, Ellie Schneider was born a fighter.Through the skill The Fall of Empires and Superpowers and the Future of the
performance, up 10 points since November.Yes, 50 percent of her doctors — and the prayers of her parents — little
still disapprove of him, but based on what? It can’t be the Ellie kept on winning the battle for life. Today, Ellie is a United States” (HarperCollins/Zondervan).
economy, which he again touted as strong and getting strong, healthy 2-year-old girl sitting with her amazing
stronger. According to Gallup, 63 percent approve of his
economic policies.

Mr.Trump made a strong case for school choice, putting
a face on “failing government schools” by introducing a
young African American girl and her mother from
Pennsylvania. The governor, he said, recently vetoed an
Opportunity Scholarship bill, but the president said he was

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happy, but when you have lunch with a remember that emotions don’t control
friend on Saturday, your husband eats your actions.
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p.m. at Westosha Community Center, Care-A-Van, call: 262 658-9093
Feb. 17, Mon: Roast beef, mashed Bristol, Lakeside Towers, Parkside For more information about this Reservations required—24 hours in
potatoes, gravy, peas and carrots, Baptist Church, Kenosha program/volunteer opportunity please advance.
bread, fresh orange, soup du jour contact KAFASI at 262-658-3508 x118 Mention Senior Dining for $1 ONE WAY
Feb. 20, Thu.: Turkey trio and cheese rate
Feb. 18, Tue.: BBQ Riblet on bun or sub, wheat French roll, split pea soup, Dining Site Locations
chicken salad, lettuce, tomato, cream of tossed salad, boiled eggs, variety REGULAR SENIOR DINING
potato soup, rye bread, cinnamon toppings, cottage cheese, banana, EASTERN KENOSHA COUNTY SITES/DAYS
apples pasta salad, milk
Kenosha Senior Center * Meals include soup or salad, dessert
Feb. 19, Wed.: Roast turkey w/ cheddar Feb. 27, Thu.: Stuffed cabbage roll, 2717 67th Street and beverage
ale sauce, vegetable rice pilaf, broccoli, multi grain roll, Minnesota wild rice Call Deb at 262-658-9311 * Meals are offered for a suggested
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penne pasta, squash medley, Vienna 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Choose between
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dear doug of the deal. Because of her not acting like your mother, someone else who would serve as a better advocate for
you struggle with the role of caretaker and daughter. her?
Old Hurts
Ultimately, you are here because of your mother. But Now might be your last chance to work on your
Q: Growing up, I always felt like my blood relations aren't the only things that matter in life. relationship with your mother or find some closure. In the
mother didn't love me. She was critical long run, holding on to grievances and anger will hurt
and unsupportive, and I believe that Caring for someone isn't a decision to take lightly. you more than anyone.
she regretted having me at all. I am an Even those who want to do it usually find it an
only child and was unplanned. overwhelming task. Consider your options and all the The most important question to ask yourself is this:
variables. "How will I feel about myself for my choice after my
My father did his best to show his mother is gone?"
love for me, and my relationship with What kind of care does she need? Are you capable of
him showed me how lacking my bond Doug Mayberry meeting your mother's health needs at home? Is there Only you can determine the right choice for you. --
with my mother is and was. She has never once told me Emma, Doug's granddaughter
she loves me.
Behind the
He died three years ago, and she just learned that she wheel?
has terminal cancer. She's asking me to take her in. I
want to make the moral choice and support her during Q: I'm 91, and my driver's license is expiring shortly. I
her last days. I am in a position to do so but torn because barely passed my last renewal test and don't think it's
of how she's treated me in my life. She doesn't going to go well this time. I realize that I'm old, but I don't
acknowledge that there's any problem between us. want to be stuck at home, unable to drive.

Am I a bad person to be unsure of what to do? How Is there any way to get around it?
can I choose?
A: No. Seniors have to take these tests for a reason. If
A: Not at all. Resentment and hurt are natural you're not up to driving, it's not safe for you -- or for other
responses to parental emotional neglect. You'd be people! Even if you could pass the test, it sounds like you
surprised at how many people suffer from these deep- know that you shouldn't be driving.
rooted family dysfunctions that continue to hurt over the
decades. If you can't see around you or react in time, you are at
a substantial risk to hurt other people. Driving slowly isn't
Even with the best intentions, some parents aren't up enough; you can still cause property damage or hit
to the task. Rather than work on their damaged pedestrians.
relationships, it's easier for them to bury the feelings and
continue. Dealing with these bad memories brings It may be inconvenient, but there are options for
feelings of guilt and failure, and many people find it seniors in your same position. It's time to research other
easier to act dumb. ways to get around town. -- Doug

Your mother is relying on traditional roles of parents Doug Mayberry makes the most of life in a Southern
and children, but you feel she's failed to uphold her end California retirement community. Contact him at

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and you Heart Health
Just before Christmas, I went into our local Social
OK, You're Dead! Security office to explain to them that the money from that February is all about the heart. We think of Valentine’s
Now What? Nov. 27 check was still sitting in our bank account. The Day, but this is also National Heart Health Awareness
nice, seemingly knowledgeable man I talked to said, "It's Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the
Several months ago, I wrote a yours. Go ahead and use the money any way you want." U.S. We see products advertised as “heart healthy” or
column about how to handle Social “promotes heart health.” But what can we do in our
Security matters when a loved one It is now more than a month later, and I still haven't daily lives?
dies. I guess you all forgot to cut it touched that money. I'm afraid that if I spend it, they will
out and paste it on your turn around and ask for it back. So how come I got two For starters reduce sodium intake. A diet high in
refrigerator, because I continually different answers from the Social Security clerks? And what sodium increases blood pressure. Look at labels and
get questions about that topic. Here should I do? choose products low in sodium, paying attention to
are some of the latest ones. serving size. Sodium-free products have less than 5 mg of
A: I am sorry to hear about your husband's untimely sodium per serving and low sodium have 140 mg or less
Q: For Christmas, my wife got me death. And I'm also sorry you got two different answers per serving. Reduced sodium is a product that contains at
from Social Security agents. But in a way, both of them were least 25% less sodium than the regular product.
a clever little booklet titled, "So I'm Tom Margenau right -- at least at the time you talked to each one of them.
I will explain. Cooking at home makes controlling sodium levels
dead ... now what?" In effect, it's a much easier. Use herbs, spices, and lemon juice as
little journal I'm supposed to fill in with instructions to my That check that came on Nov. 27 was the payment for seasoning rather than salt.
wife and family about how to October. And because your husband was alive the entire
handle my affairs after I am month of October, he was due the proceeds from that Improve heart health by also reducing saturated and
gone. One of the sections is check. Which means now, as his widow, you are due that trans-fat. Select reduced-fat cheeses and lean cuts of
about Social Security. So, what money. But how you get your hands on that money can be meat. Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to help promote
do I put in that section? And heart health. We can increase our intake by adding
just so you know, I'm 82, and I a little tricky. Legally, what should have walnuts and eating fatty fish, such as salmon, lake trout,
get $2,490 from Social happened is this: The bank was mackerel, sardines, and albacore tune, at least twice a
Security. My wife is 78, and she supposed to return that check to the week.
gets $1,850. Treasury Department because it came
after your husband died. Then you, in Your heart is an incredibly important organ, so this
A: Sometime after your turn, would have to file a claim with the February give your heart a hug by taking small steps to
death, your wife is going to SSA to have the check reissued in your improve your heart health. This week:
have to contact the Social name. (That's what the first agent told • Eat a handful of walnuts
Security Administration to file you.) • Go on a walk three times
for widows benefits. She • Put away the salt shaker
should call the SSA at 800- But sometimes banks play a little • Replace regular cheese with low fat
772-1213 to set up an loose with the rules. I've found this
appointment to file that claim usually happens in small towns or in By Pam VanKampen, RDN, CD
over the phone or at your situations where you have been a Greater Wisconsin Area Agency on Aging
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getting what you were getting at the time of death. So, if the check and just let you keep the
you drop dead tomorrow (God forbid), she'd keep getting money. (And that's what the second agent told you.)
her $1,850 benefit, and she would get an additional $640 in
widows benefits to take her up to your $2,490 rate. You might want to go to your bank and talk with an
official there. Explain your situation and find out if they plan
And the issue of dealing with the last Social Security to return the check. If they do, go back to the SSA and fill
check always befuddles readers. So, here it is explained out the form to get the check reissued in your name. If the
again. You have to start out by understanding two rules. bank says the money is yours to keep, well, they saved you
Rule No. 1: Social Security benefits are always paid after the some paperwork, and the money is yours.
month is over. In other words, the check you get in
February is the Social Security payment for January. And Q: My mother was getting widows benefits and recently
Rule No. 2: Social Security benefits are never prorated. So, died. We returned her last check, but when I asked about
you have to be alive every day of a month in order to be the $255 death benefit, they said I'm not due it.Why not?
due a Social Security benefit for that month.
A: That miserly little one-time death benefit of $255
Here is an example. Let's say you die on Sept. 25. The used to be paid to anyone who filed for it anytime a Social
check that comes in October (which is the payment for Security beneficiary died. But a while back, Congress
September) will have to be returned. Actually, there is a changed the rules. It can only be paid on the account of
pretty good chance the check might not even show up someone who worked and paid Social Security taxes, and it
because banks are under instructions to return Social can only be paid to a spouse who was living with the
Security checks for deceased account holders. But let your deceased at the time of death.
wife and family know that if the check does appear in your
bank account, the funds have to be returned. If you have a Social Security question,Tom Margenau has
the answer. Contact him at [email protected]
People often complain about this lack of proration of
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ask amy shared, but how about the little things that come up? -- Loving Dear Amy: My siblings found out through an email from
seniors edition Grandmother their nephew (my son) that I am going to be a grandmother. I
was away at the time, having just found out myself. They all
Granny should Dear Grandmother: Generally, grandparents should make emailed their nephew to offer congratulations.
be the coach of their best efforts to adhere to discipline guidelines laid down
family's team by the parents. That having been said, when the children are It is now four days later and not one of them has contacted
with you, you are (in effect) "in loco parentis" -- in place of the me to congratulate me about the fact that I am going to be a
Dear Amy: We are a group of grandmas who parent. This means that you should use your own best grandmother.We otherwise have regular communication. Am
see our grandkids for hours or sometimes a few days at a judgment, without directly or deliberately undermining the I being over-sensitive, or are they being insensitive? -- Soon-
time. Our question is how we should handle punishments parents. I diagnose this NOT as a discipline issue with the to-be Grandmother
given by the parents when our grandchildren are with us. parents of a 5-year-old, but as a tattle issue with an older
When the parents of my grandkids ask how things went, I sibling. Dear Grandmother: I think you are being over-sensitive.
always say "fine," but other grandmas give a detailed account Your siblings might have believed that your son was going to
of everything that went on. You should very gently remind this older brother, "OK, Mr. share his news with you in a special way. Because you were
Tattle McTattlemuch, when you guys are with me, I'm in away at the time, they might not have wanted to hop onto this
This discussion started when I was given instructions to charge of treats and punishments.And because we are a team, news, just in case you hadn't been told yet. Or, they may have
deny my 5-year-old grandson treats while he was with me if one of us doesn't get treats, then none of us get treats. simply been focused on responding to the person who shared
because he had defaced something at his house (I was not this news with them -- your son.
there). During their visit, his older brother constantly So, until your parents say so, we're not going to have our
reminded me that the punishment for his brother was to be daily ice cream scoop. But we'll have other sorts of good Now that you are going to enter the special-status
followed while they were at my house. things. Have you ever eaten fruit kabobs off of a skewer and category of "grandparent," you should take stock of your own
dipped in yogurt? It's really good. But the deal is that you needs, sensitivities, and relationships. Being a grandparent is a
I was left with the feeling that I could not spend the time don't get to remind me about your brother's punishment. grand opportunity to become more expansive and generous,
with my grandsons as I wished. I know that in order to have Because we're a team here ... and I'm the coach." and please, less sensitive.
a presence in my grandchildren's lives, I need to follow the
parents' instruction. However, I don't like how the punished Then you look your little dudes straight in the eyes and ask, If you are excited, say so! Contact your siblings, saying, "I
child's sibling was policing the situation. "Who is the coach? I can't hear you..." etc., until they both get think you've already heard the good news! I'm really excited.
the message that Coach Grammy is in charge. Our newest family member is due this summer." This will give
We all agree that any problem of significance should be them the opportunity to respond directly to you. For your
sake, I hope your siblings give you what you want.

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books ‘American Dirt’: Who gets
to tell your story?

It was supposed to be the book launch of every

When electricity comes author’s dream: Jeanine Cummins had scored a
to a quiet Irish village rare publishing industry trifecta. She sold
“American Dirt” for seven figures. A Hollywood
studio bought the film rights. Oprah Winfrey

rish novelist Niall Williams’ anointed it her Book Club pick. Yesterday, Ms.

latest book looks back on the Cummins’ publisher canceled her tour and issued

time when everything changed. a public apology amid a firestorm of accusations of

It’s the 1950s, and electricity is cultural appropriation and stereotyping.

finally coming to the Irish village It’s a pattern familiar to writers of young adult,
of Faha. Along with it arrives science fiction, and other genre fiction. But
Christy, an electric company “American Dirt,” industry observers say, is the
worker who is harboring most high-profile work of literary fiction bound up
secrets. And then there is the in a thorny question: Who gets to tell someone’s
rain. Usually a constant drizzle, story?
it seems to have stopped.

Everything seems a bit brighter. Ms. Cummins herself acknowledged the debate

Williams weaves together in her afterword of her thriller about a Mexican

these various elements with a mother and son escaping a drug lord by fleeing to

writing style that evokes the the U.S. border. “As a non-immigrant and non-

storytelling for which Irish culture is justifiably recognized. Mexican, I had no business writing a book set

In true fashion, he never lets the plot get in the way of a almost entirely in Mexico, set entirely among Jeanine Cummins (right), author of “American Dirt,” signs a copy of her book for a fan at

good side story.The town of Faha – the residents and their immigrants,” she wrote.“I wished someone slightly BookExpo in New York in May 2019.

way of life – emerge as major characters in his various tales. browner than me would write it.” “If you’re a good fiction writer and a good observer of
the world, there are no limits to what you can take on with
Ordered by tradition, closely tied to the land and the The furor over “American Dirt” centers around a enough empathy and research,” says Ms. Shriver. “You own
seasons, daily life among the townspeople hasn’t really previously noncontroversial idea: authors using fiction to the whole world for as long as you are here. It is your
changed in centuries. But one would be mistaken to believe imagine lives other than their own. To some, the backyard. It is your experience. And there is no hands off.
an absence of change means stasis. controversy represents identity politics run amok. To And that’s for everyone, as well as artists. So you have a
right to have an opinion about it, to experience it, to think
The novel is told from the perspective of Noel, an older others, the dispute highlights a lack of diversity within the about it, to talk about it.”

man looking back on this year of change.A teenager at that most prestigious echelons of the publishing industry.At the Of late, several genre fiction authors have been called
time, he had experienced a crisis of faith and had bailed on heart of the matter is a deeper question: How can fiction out for misrepresenting marginalized groups that they
his studies at the seminary. Leaving his native Dublin, he had best engender empathy? aren’t a part of. The civil war in the Romance Writers of
sought refuge at the home of his grandparents in Faha. Noel America – which resulted in the resignations of multiple
has no idea what his next steps might be but, sheltered by “Why it’s happening now is because it is related to the presidents, an entire board, and the cancellation of the
village life, he discovers much of what he needs – time, self- politics of identity and the feeling that certain groups in 2020 convention – erupted in December after the RWA
reliance, and the villagers’ quiet way of simply accepting society haven’t had a sufficient voice and representation,” banned a Chinese American writer, Courtney Milan, for
people as they are. says Ian Buruma, former editor of The New York Review of forcefully objecting on Twitter to how Kathryn Lynn Davis
described Chinese characters in “Somewhere Lies the
Christy arrives at about the same time and lodges with Books. “But when it starts relating to fiction or drama or Moon” (which was published in 1999).
Noel’s grandparents. Noel soon discovers the electric film, it seems to me a very doubtful discourse because, first
company project is only the public reason for Christy’s of all, if every writer could only write about characters like In the world of young adult fantasy, Amélie Wen Zhao’s
arrival. He learns that Christy has maneuvered the themselves that would become a very narrow exercise. “Blood Heir,” Keira Drake’s “The Continent,” Laura
assignment, seeking an opportunity to alter a chapter from And the whole point of writing, especially of fiction, is that Moriarty’s “American Heart,” and Laurie Frost’s “The Black
his past. He wants to rectify a wrong. He wants to make you can get into the heads of people who are not like Witch” were pilloried for alleged racist depictions of
amends with a woman who has lived in the town for yourself.”

decades, a woman whom he once loved and whose heart The caveat is that authors should strive for

he had broken. verisimilitude. Ms. Cummins has claimed she was “careful

Though decades apart in age, the two men form a and deliberate” in her research and traveled extensively on characters. Polite critiques on Twitter and Goodreads

friendship. As Noel learns more of Christy’s plan, he views both sides of the border. (Flatiron Books agreed to the were about as rare as a starred review for a James

it as purely romantic. Brimming with the naiveté of youth, Monitor’s request for an email interview with Ms. Patterson thriller in Publishers Weekly. Consequently,
several of those books were pulled prior to publication
he attempts to aid Christy’s efforts. Noel soon learns, Cummins, but she hasn’t responded to the submitted and revised.

however, that not everything can be changed. Some things questions.) For its part, the publishing industry is very self-aware of
its demographic makeup. Yesterday, Lee and Low Books
simply need to be accepted, a truism the townspeople have Yet Latino authors such as Myriam Gurba, Daniel Peña, released a survey that revealed that 76% of employees in
lived by for generations. and David Bowles have rebuked Ms. Cummins for the industry are white, 74% are women, 81% are straight,
and 89% are non-disabled. In recent years, many publishing
While the book unfolds events from decades ago, its employing nonidiomatic Spanish phrases, homogenizing houses have striven to promote marginalized authors
themes might be more timely than they first appear.Yes, it writing about marginalized characters with #ownvoices
shines a light on another era, but it is a short leap from the Mexicans’ regional cultures and geography, and lazily marketing campaigns.
experiences of the townspeople to our contemporary relying on stereotypical tropes such as setting the first
culture, to the consideration of whether constant scene at a quinceañera.They fret that “American Dirt” will The industry regularly employs sensitivity readers to vet
connection – in their case electricity, in our times the leave readers with the impression that Mexico is a books – particularly for children and young adults – for
Internet – truly improves daily life. It asks whether newer is hellhole.

always better since, once that switch is flipped, there is no “Cummins identified the gringo appetite for Mexican

turning back. Some things will be lost forever. Maybe it’s pain and found a way to exploit it,” wrote Ms. Gurba

best to pause and consider the choice, to at least take a (author of the memoir “Mean”), whose caustic review offensive material related to portrayals of race, nationality,

moment and appreciate simplicity. notes that Ms. Cummins identified as white in a 2015 essay. gender, religion, sexuality, and ability. In her

This book might not be everyone’s cup of tea.The story In the run-up to the book’s publication, the author acknowledgments at the end of “American Dirt,” Ms.
rambles and winds, sometimes with little regard for a described herself as part Latino because her grandmother Cummins thanks more than a dozen Latinos who read the
destination. One might say nothing really happens. Instead, is from Puerto Rico. “Critics have compared Cummins to manuscript, including scholars and people at various
Williams captures commonplace village life, pausing to Steinbeck, I think a more apt comparison is to Vanilla Ice,” nonprofit institutions in Mexico.
appreciate the nuances and subtleties, focusing on the Ms. Gurba wrote.
details that bring richness to what might appear to be Some are dubious that sensitivity readers can claim to
unpretentious and unadorned. By contrast, American writer Lionel Shriver (“We Need fully represent a particular group. After all, people within
to Talk About Kevin”) has long defended the idea that different nationalities, races, classes, and genders aren’t

But along the way, he raises these ordinary occurrences authors should be free to try on other hats. At the 2017 homogenous.

to the sublime – the overwhelming longing of first love, the Brisbane Writer’s Festival in Australia, she underscored “They’re being explicitly asked to make normative
daily attentions of an enduring marriage, and the that point by donning a sombrero at the end of a speech. judgments, ethical judgments, aesthetic judgments,” says
comforting rituals of last rites when it is time to say good- philosopher and science fiction author Craig Delancey
bye. Williams imparts the fullness of the villagers’ lives “We all observe each other,” says Ms. Shriver. “And part (“Gods of Earth”).“Is the fact that this particular character
before they are interrupted by electricity.After all,“Beneath of self-examination is not always availing, is it? So is a criminal somehow now expressive of certain
the pinholed heaven, the night was God-dimensioned and sometimes others can see things about you that you can’t. bigotries?”
monumental before electric light.” So I’m interested in the observations of people about
groups to which they do not belong.” see AMERICAN DIRT on page 19 for more
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A look at Hollywood’s pattern
of excluding women

have the most buying power, purchase 52 percent of all Author Mary Higgins
movie tickets, yet have the fewest movies made for them.”
Film industry executives counter this with the fact that, Clark dead at 92
because of the high cost of making films, few studios are
willing to risk financing something that might flop. This is Mystery author Mary Higgins
one of the main reasons, Jones says, the industry is geared
toward replicating those films that were big money-earners Clark died in Naples, Fla., her
in the first place, such as the “Star Wars” franchise or “Toy
Story” sequels. A former studio executive told Jones that publisher announced. She was
the question is often “How can we replicate as closely as
possible what was successful last time?” 92. A statement on the writer's

website said the cause was

"complications of old age."

Clark penned 38 suspense

novels, including Where Are the

The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside our Children, A Cry in the Night,
Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of
Hollywood by Naomi McDougall Jones Mary Higgins Clark, On the Street Where You Live,
1927 - 2020 Before I Say Good-bye, Weep
No More, My Lady ,A Stranger is

Watching and The Lost Years, as well as four collections of

To get a sense of whether change might be on the short stories, the historical novel Mount Vernon Love
horizon, and to confirm Jones’ account, I spoke with Liz
Ryan, a member of the Directors Guild of America. Ryan Story, the memoir Kitchen Privileges, and the children's
spent long years inside the industry working her way up
from trainee through second and first assistant director to books -- Ghost Ship and The Magical Christmas Horse.
production manager. She is now in discussions with several
producers and international distributors on a film she has She also co-wrote numerous other books along with her
written. As a member of DGA’s Diversity Task Force, she
says “the industry’s mood today is different.” Not only are daughter Carol Higgins Clark and with author Alafair
audiences becoming more aware of the need for different
types of storytelling but also there has been an increase in Burke. Many of her stories were adapted as TV movies.
the percentage of women working behind the camera in
both film and TV. "It is impossible to overestimate the importance of
Mary's contribution to our success, and her role in the
Both Ryan and Jones attribute this progress to such modern history of Simon & Schuster," said Carolyn K.
factors as: women starting their own companies, such as Reidy, the publishing company's president and chief
actress Reese Witherspoon, whose media company Hello executive officer.
Sunshine is helping to advance equality in the way women
More than two years have passed since allegations of are represented in entertainment; more affordable tools "There are more than 100 million copies of her books
sexual assault surfaced against Hollywood producer such as digital cameras and editing programs that can help in print in the United States," Reidy added. "She was,
Harvey Weinstein. To actress, writer, and producer Naomi democratize production; an increase in the number of film simply, a remarkable woman who overcame an early life of
McDougall Jones, Weinstein is emblematic of a culture in festivals for up-and-coming filmmakers; film schools with hardship and challenges, never doubting her ability as a
which women are seen as “mostly inconsequential, 50-50 male-female representation; and streaming services natural-born storyteller (and she was one for the ages),
sometimes bothersome, and, at worst, props to be used to like Amazon and Netflix, which are on the lookout for fresh and who persevered through trial and rejection until she
the satisfaction of the men in power.” voices and stories. at last achieved her Holy Grail of being a published
In her book, “The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside our At the core of this book is the question of how to
Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood,” Jones measure gender parity. Kathryn Bigelow won the Academy Diane Keaton says new
argues that this poor perception is primarily due to the Award for best director with “The Hurt Locker” – a 2008
lack of women-driven storytelling and behind-the-scenes war drama film that grossed nearly $50 million worldwide. memoir revisits
clout in the film and television industry. And this year’s Yet critics point out that not only is she a Hollywood
Oscar nominations seem to bear this out. Despite 2019 insider (her former husband is James Cameron of “Titanic” brother's life
being a banner year for movies directed and produced by fame) but the script was written by a man and had almost
women – some of which have been box office successes – an entirely male cast. Diane Keaton says her
industry awards seldom manage to bestow the critical
acclaim and cultural importance they deserve. Jones argues that the movies ought to include stories new memoir, Brother &
that reflect the whole of society, including race, gender,
“I don’t think it’s anything like a malicious rejection,” sexual orientation, and other aspects of identity. She Sister, revisits her
“Little Women” producer Amy Pascal said in a Vanity Fair believes that stories told from diverse points of view can
article. Academy voters think, “These kinds of [male- be as popular and profitable as those that reflect the brother's life. The 74-year-
centered] stories are important to me, and these kinds of perspectives of white males.
[female-centered] stories are less important to me.” old actress discussed the
Jones’ writing has an honesty and energy that make the
Making these women-centered stories more possible is book a real page-turner. I did wish for a more complete book, which focuses on
the focal point around which Jones shapes her narrative. index so that I could go back and find the context for
She provides both raw data and personal experiences to specific names or ideas, but that quibble aside,“The Wrong her brother, Randy Hall,
show that this “male gaze” has a long history. She believes Kind of Women” is an outpouring of passion that will
that ingrained power structures have permeated the film change the ways in which movies are seen. and his struggle with
industry. And, she says, the moviegoing public needs to pay
more attention to how women and people of color are By Paul Sedan mental illness, on The Ellen
portrayed on the screen and vote with their wallets.
DeGeneres Show. Hall
At times, Jones repeats her central argument – “Women
was diagnosed with

several conditions over

the years, including bipolar

disorder and schizoid Diane Keaton

personality disorder.

Keaton explored her brother's life through his poems and

collages as she wrote the book.

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS "Then, when my brother got really ill, I inherited his
library. I never read all his poems or seen or looked at all
PRINT & E-BOOKS NONFICTION PRINT & E-BOOKS FICTION his collages or any of it, really. So I had this opportunity to
go back and revisit Randy," Keaton said. "I think it's
important to definitely in some way, not necessarily write
a book, but document to yourself what you've learned as
you've gotten older about what you could have done
better or something like that, " she added. Keaton said
Hall, 71, who is now diagnosed with dementia and lives in
a care facility, will never be aware she wrote the book.

1. Profiles in Corruption (Schweizer) 1. American Dirt (Cummins) In Brother & Sister, Keaton explores Hall's life as a
2. A Very Stable Genius (Rucker/Leonnig) 2. Vendetta Road (Feehan) talented poet and artist who was also a reclusive alcoholic
3. The Mamba Mentality (Bryant) 3. When You See Me (Gardner) and a man plagued by violent fantasies about women. She
4. Educated (Westover) 4. Where the Crawdads Sing (Owens) previously discussed her memoir in an interview with
5. Just Mercy (Stevenson) 5. A Minute to Midnight (Baldacci) People. Keaton said her brother used his art as an outlet
6. Why We’re Polarized (Klein) 6. The Silent Patient (Michaelides) for his fantasies, which she said he never acted on.
7. Talking to Strangers (Gladwell) 7. The Last Wish (Sapkowski)
8. Becoming (Obama) 8. Lost (Patterson/Born) "There was no indication he would, in anything he'd
9. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (Gottlieb) 9. Dear Edward (Napolitano) ever done. He didn't have that bone in his body," she said.
10. Me and White Supremacy (Saad) 10. Insatiable (Hardt) "He wrote about them and did collages instead."

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be reduced. That can cause pain and tissue damage. If the
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 2-month-old blood supply to the trapped tissue becomes cut off There are some myths about ways to treat umbilical
granddaughter's belly button is very large and sticks out well completely, that may lead to tissue death - a condition called hernias, such as taping a coin over the hernia to hold it in.
beyond her tummy. What might cause this? Should we be gangrene - and could trigger a serious infection that requires This isn't necessary as the hernia doesn't need to be covered
concerned? Will it get smaller over time? It doesn't seem to emergency care. by anything other than clothing. It also doesn't need to be
bother her, but I wonder if she should be seen by her doctor pushed on or forcefully pushed in.The only natural treatment
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In most cases, these hernias don't cause any problems, and vomiting or constipation. These symptoms may signal that a hernias typically are painless, and they get smaller as a child
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umbilical hernia. Rarely, umbilical hernias can cause If tissue becomes trapped within an umbilical hernia, Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
complications that require emergency medical care. surgery often is necessary. During the procedure, a surgeon
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Ban on fruit & mint-flavored vaping pods takes effect

The ban on flavored replaceable e- The ban was put in place in spite of public health issue. percent of high school students and 10.5
cigarette pods and cartridges took effect last evidence suggesting e-cigarettes may help percent of middle schoolers reporting
week. Whether it helps reduce teen vaping, cigarette smokers quit. Debate about their An analysis of the Monitoring the Future current e-cigarette use.
however, remains to be seen. The ban, efficacy in smoking cessation aside, experts study published in November revealed that
announced in December, covers the mint- say the appeal of flavored e-cigarettes among e-cigarette use among teens had more than In analyses of data from teen surveys,
and fruit-flavored products research shows adolescents and teens is a more pressing doubled between 2017 and 2019, with 27.5 Barrington-Trimis and researchers at USC
teens favor. Menthol and tobacco-flavored found teens preferred mango and mint
products remain legal. flavored pods by significant margins. The
studies suggest the flavors may have
Juul, the most widely used e-cigarette in encouraged young people to use the
the U.S., voluntarily pulled its flavors from products, as did heavy marketing in stores
the market in November.Young users may be and on social media.
moving to alternatives, though -- including
refillable vapor devices, as well as disposable Although the ban includes several flavors
vape devices, such as Puff Bars and Stig. Both, favored by young vapers, others, such as
and others like them, will remain available menthol- and tobacco-flavored products, will
under the ban. remain available under the measure.

"I think the ban is a step in the right In addition, the ban only applies to specific
direction in terms of protecting youth, types of vaping devices -- namely, the
though we still have a long way to go," Jessica cartridge or pre-filled pod products
Barrington-Trimis, an assistant professor at manufactured by companies such as Juul. All
the Institute for Addiction Science at the other vaping devices will be left on the
University of Southern California, told UPI. market.

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Pet World hours, then you know he Dog can fit six Cheetah gets
needs a break around the four- tennis balls in mouth own service dog
with Cathy hour mark. This gets ahead of
Rosenthal his five-hour window. A New York Keepers at a New Jersey zoo said
the facility's cheetah has been paired
You can let your dog out to state family is with a service dog to ease the big cat's
relieve himself before you anxiety. The Turtle Back Zoo said
leave the house and know you trying to Nandi the cheetah was introduced to
have four hours to return or a Labrador named Bowie when both
for a dog walker to arrive so get  Guinness animals were  just a few weeks old.
he can go outside again. "Bowie has a very important job here,
Potty training Wo r l d which is to be, kind of, her confidence
These things can work, but builder. So cheetah's are naturally
only if you are consistent and Records skittish by nature, so one of the things
aren't confusing him by putting that allows us to bring her out and do
Dear Cathy, Our rescue If it's not submissive pee pads on the floor of your recognition for educational presentations like this is
dog has been diagnosed with urination, he will learn that you home. If you use pee pads, it having Bowie by her side," zoo
kidney problems. He is only 4 will take him out as soon as can be difficult to get your dog their dog's spokeswoman Charlotte Trapman-
and takes medication for his you come home and may learn to understand he needs to O'Brien said.  Officials said Bowie was
condition. The vet does not to hold it. hold it until you get home. unusual trick -- fitting six tennis balls in given similar training to a therapy
want us to restrict his water. However, if all else fails and animal that would deal with humans.
The problem is, when left If it's not submissive you can't get him on a his mouth at once. Cheri and Rob "We do need him to be calm.That's his
alone during the day, he will urination, he also may need schedule, then put a pee pad whole job with the cheetah. So no
pee in the same spot at the some bladder training. Option down on his favorite spot and Molloy said their daughter, Erin, matter what else is going on, if
end of the day. This seems to one is to put him on a be aware that you might have something startles her, she needs to
happen as we pull up or he schedule. Make sure he is to refresh it daily. brought golden retriever Finley look to him, and he needs to be calm.
hears us at the door. On rare taken outside to relieve So he's been exposed to a lot of
occasions, he is able to control himself at the same times Dear Cathy, My calico cat home  when he was just a puppy  and different environments. Part of the
his bladder. every day. It sets a routine, is obsessed with licking plastic reason he comes home with us at
which dogs love and depend bags. It could be a plastic she was a senior in college. Finley night is to get him exposed to all
grocery bag, the plastic different scenarios: Car rides, honking
wrapping covering cases of always had an affinity for tennis balls, cars," trainer Samantha Wegman said.
bottled water or plastic food
bags. Is this dangerous for her? and they noticed when he was about Crying child was
Is it OK for her to lick clear a screaming goat
plastic, and are the chemicals two years old that he would try to fit
dangerous to her if there is Police in Canada said they
print on the plastic? - Kathy, as many into his mouth as he could. responded to a report of a child's
Henderson, Nevada voice crying for help in a wooded area
The dog, now 6 years old, has and discovered a goat with its head
Dear Kathy, No one stuck in a fence.A resident called and
knows for sure why cats like to developed the skill to the point where reported hearing what sounded like a
lick plastic bags. There are young child crying for help in a
many theories, from the taste, he regular fits six balls in his mouth at wooded area north of his property.
texture and smell of the bag to Police searched the area and ended up
the sound the bag makes when one time. Finley now has his  own talking to neighbors when no child
they are licking it. Licking was located. A neighbor told officers
plastic bags is only an issue if a Instagram account with followers from his goat has been screaming earlier
cat ingests part of the bag or it and he discovered the animal's head
becomes an obsessive all over the world. was stuck in a fence. The man told
behavior that is hard to stop. police the goat's screaming sounds like
Coyote & badger a child's cries. The resident led police
Your best bet is to take the officially BFF’s to the area of fence where the goat
bag away from you cat when had been stuck and they verified it was
she starts licking it and say A wildlife camera set up by in the same area the first man had
"no." You're not going to train researchers in California captured an identified as the location of the cries.
your cat to leave the plastic unusual scene of a badger and a
alone, so the responsibility for coyote playing together in a tunnel.
halting this behavior lies with Researchers said they were reviewing
you. Keep all plastic out of her footage  from a tunnel under a road
reach and use reusable south of San Jose, for a study on how
grocery bags and water bottles animals travel at night. The footage
(which also are much better depicted a coyote about to pass
for the environment) or paper through the tunnel when it turns and
bags (which cats love to hide wags its tail at the sight of an
in), whenever possible. approaching badger. The two animals
showed signs of friendliness toward
As well as being a recuring guest each other and their behavior was
on Happenings Q&A, Cathy M. playful.
Rosenthal is a longtime animal
Is there something we can on. Baboon cubs
do to train/encourage him to advocate, author, columnist and pet grooms lion cuba
wait until he gets outside to If you know your dog needs expert who has more than 25 years
relieve himself? - Chris, Rio to pee after five hours, then A safari guide in South Africa
Rico, Arizona you should let him outside or in the animal welfare field. Send captured photos and videos of an
walk him every four hours. Of your pet questions, stories and tips unusual incident involving a baboon
Dear Chris, I am not sure if course, you can't be home all that cub-napped a young lion and was
your dog is submissive peeing the time to do this, so you may to [email protected] seen grooming it on a tree branch.
upon your arrival or it is need to hire a dog walker to Kurt Schultz, director of the Kurt
associated with you being away come over at designated times Safari company, said he was on his way
from the house for too long. If to take him out. Over time, he to a meeting when he stopped to take
it is submissive peeing, I will come to expect that he some wildlife photos at Kruger
recommend plugging canine can relieve himself at the same National Park. Schultz ended up
pheromones around your time every day. capturing photos  and video  of a
home to ease any stress he baboon carrying a lion cub across a
might be feeling and toning That might be a bit road and climbing up a marula tree
down your arrival greeting so restrictive on your time and with the apparently stolen baby. The
he doesn't get overexcited. pocketbook, however, so photographer said the young male
option two involves baboon was grooming the lion cub and
Walk into the house and determining your dog's appeared to be caring for it in a way
out the back door so he can threshold by noting how long similar to how female baboons care
relieve himself (even if he until he has to urinate and for their young. Many online observers
already peed in the house), and making sure he gets outside to compared the scene to the opening
then reward him with a treat relieve himself before it of Disney animated film The Lion King.
to reinforce the desired happens. For example, if your
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APRICOT PINE NUT TART If you have read any of my more limited, they make it possible for
cookbooks, or eaten in my you to enjoy the taste of the warmer
Makes one 10-inch tart, serves 8 to 10 return the liquid to the saucepan. Boil restaurants, you may have noticed months.That's reason enough to keep
until reduced to 3 tablespoons. Set that I have a certain fondness for a good supply of dried fruit in your
1 cup (250 mL) water aside to cool. dried fruit. You'll find them in my pantry - all sealed in airtight bags or
desserts, of course. But you'll also containers that help keep them from
8 ounces (250 g) dried apricots • In a large skillet, lightly toast the pine find them turning up in many drying out any more than they already
nuts over medium heat, stirring savory dishes, from stews braises, have.
1/3 cup (85 mL) Grand Marnier constantly and taking care not to burn and sautes to appetizers and side
them. Stir the sugar and a third of the dishes, to salads and soups. To illustrate that last point, I'd like to
1/4 cup (60 mL) orange juice pine nuts into the apricots. share one of my longtime favorite
Some of those guest recipes: An apricot pine nut tart that
Sugar dough (recipe follows), or store- • Using the paddle attachment of an appearances trace back to offers up the golden color and tangy-
bought frozen pastry for a double-crust electric mixer, or a handheld electric culinary history. In Austria, where sweet flavor of a signature late-
pie, thawed beater, beat the butter until fluffy. Stir in I grew up, it was traditional for summer stone fruit in the middle of
the cooled liquid and orange zest. frugal people to save some of the this chilly winter.
9 ounces (280 g) shelled pine nuts harvest for culinary use at other
• Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C). times of year. That's why raisins After prunes (dried plums) and
1/3 cup (85 mL) sugar would appear with fresh apples in raisins, apricots are among the most
• To assemble the tart, spread the jam a strudel, or prunes and apricots widely available dried fruit. You've
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room over the bottom pastry.Arrange the might help thicken the red wine sauce for slowly braised probably seen them sold in two
temperature apricot mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle short ribs. different forms: sulfured and unsulfured. That refers to
with the remaining pine nuts.Top with the common use of sulfur dioxide gas as a preservative
1 tablespoon finely chopped orange the butter mixture. Carefully top with Flavor, of course, is another key reason why dried during the drying, which also helps the apricots keep
zest the cutout pastry circle. fruits are used in so many savory dishes. I like to talk their bright orange color. The Food and Drug
about how good cooking should have a "yin-yang" Administration has found that only the slightest traces
2 tablespoons apricot jam • Bake until golden brown, about 35 quality; that's the Asian term sometimes used to describe remain by the time the apricots are packaged; but if
minutes.Transfer to a rack. Serve the way that opposites can complement each other in you're at all sensitive to sulfites, or have any concerns at
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for slightly warm or at room temperature, the right balance. For instance, I like how tart, tangy dried all, you can certainly make the recipe with unsulfured
serving accompanied by vanilla ice cream or fruit can brighten something savory or highlight and dried apricots, which will have a dark brownish color but
whipped cream. pleasantly contrast the brightness of sweet ingredients. still taste delicious.
• First, prepare the filling: In a small
saucepan, combine the water, apricots, SUGAR DOUGH There is also another reason why I like to use dried Feel free to experiment with other dried fruit in this
Grand Marnier and orange juice. Bring fruit. During the cold months of autumn and winter, recipe, too. It will give you many ways to enjoy the
to a boil over medium-high heat, Makes 1 1/2 pounds (750 g), enough for when our choices in fresh, locally grown produce can be cornucopia until spring and summer arrive.
remove from the heat, and leave to one double-crust tart
soak for 1 hour. Nutrition News with Charlyn Fargo
2 1/3 cups (585 mL) cake flour or
• Meanwhile, divide the Sugar Dough in pastry flour Step by step
half and, on a lightly floured work
surface, roll out one half to a circle 1/3 cup (85 mL) sugar Most of us wish there was a simple solution to weight term observational study from the
about 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick and large loss and eating healthier. If there was just a pill we could Harvard University T.H. Chan School
enough to line a 10-inch (25-cm) tart 1/2 pound (250 g) unsalted butter, take, or a three-point plan we could follow, that would of Public Health found that after analyzing more than 20
pan. Loosely roll up the dough around chilled, cut into small pieces magically result in good health, we would do that. It just years of data, the consumption of nuts, including walnuts,
the rolling pin, unroll onto the pan, and doesn't work that way. Like most things in life, it's a was associated with less weight gain and less risk of
gently press into the bottom and sides. 3 large egg yolks journey. It's the daily choices that put us on the path to obesity in adults. Specifically, increasing walnuts and
With scissors or a sharp knife, carefully better health. other tree nuts by just half a serving per day was
trim the edges, adding the trimmings to 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream associated with a 15% and an 11% lower risk of
the other half of dough. Refrigerate the Consider this recent study on walnuts. A new long- developing obesity, respectively. These findings held true
lined pan. • In a food processor with the even after considering diet and exercise changes.
stainless-steel blade, combine the flour
• Roll out the second half of the dough and sugar.Add the butter and pulse The key is to take that first step: Include a handful of
to a 10-inch (25-cm) square; then, using until it resembles fine meal. walnuts in a trail mix or sprinkled on your morning
an inverted 9-inch (22.5-cm) round, cut oatmeal. And it's not just walnuts; that's not the point.
out a circle. Loosely roll up the circle • In a small bowl, whisk together the Healthy eating takes discipline -- like that exercise plan -
around the pin and unroll onto a lightly yolks and 1 tablespoon of cream. - of being intentional about what you're eating. Are you
floured sheet of waxed paper. Using a Scrape into the machine and process getting enough fruits and vegetables, water, whole grains,
1/2-inch (12-mm) circular cutter or until a ball begins to form, adding a little healthy fats (think salmon and walnuts), lean protein and
pastry tip, cut out a random pattern of additional cream if necessary. Remove low-fat dairy? It's important that you don't skip
circles, leaving a rim of dough about 1/2 the dough to a lightly floured surface carbohydrates, fats or proteins; include moderate
inch (12 mm). Gather up the cutouts and press down into a circle.Wrap in amounts of each.
and refrigerate or freeze for another plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least
use. Refrigerate the circle of dough. 1 hour before using. I still believe in that timeless advice -- moderation,
balance and variety -- and that goes for walnuts as well.
• Strain the liquid from the apricots.
Transfer the apricots to a bowl and


12 large eggs, lightly beaten, sausage, Canadian bacon, cherry
tomatoes, cooked bacon and spinach.
1/2 cup breakfast sausage, cooked and Season with salt and pepper, and mix
crumbled thoroughly. Using a ladle, carefully
divide the mixture between muffin
1/2 cup Canadian bacon, diced cups. Bake egg cups for 18 to 20
minutes, or until set. Garnish with
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved sliced chives, if desired, and serve.
Serves 12 (1 muffin each).
4 slices center cut bacon, cooked and
chopped • Per serving: 110 calories, 11 grams
protein; 1 gram carbohydrates; 7 grams
1/4 cup fresh spinach leaves, chopped fat; 200 milligrams cholesterol; 0 grams
fiber; 1 gram total sugars; 270
Salt and pepper to taste milligrams sodium.

Fresh chives, for garnish

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a
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GM reviving Hummer their tank-like presence on the road and thirst at the gas Australian officials are calling for a larger fence at a
after 10 years with pump. Experts say now is a good time to bring it back, as popular race course after kangaroos made repeated
all-electric truck SUVs and pickup trucks comprised most of the U.S. appearances on the track during an endurance car race's
model market share in 2019, according to Edmunds. practice and the race itself.

General Motors revived the Hummer as an all-electric "I think it would make sense that they would do this," A single kangaroo was spotted in the pit lanes at the
truck that will produce 1,000 horsepower and go from 0 said Jessica Caldwell, senior manager of industry insights Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales,
to 60 miles per hour in about three seconds. for Edmunds. "They know that cars aren't selling and they and multiple kangaroos ended up hopping alongside
want to take advantage of a strong SUV and truck market." vehicles during the final practice for the Bathurst 12 Hour
The automaker said the designs of the new Hummer will endurance race.
be unveiled on May 20, about two weeks ahead of Man pumps 30
Detroit's North American International Auto Show on gallons of gas into Another kangaroo made an appearance during the
June 5. GM said it will also reveal details in a commercial - wrong part of boat actual race Sunday and was involved in a collision with the
- featuring NBA star LeBron James -- that aired during #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW.The car later quit the
Super Bowl LIV. Firefighters in Florida said a hazmat team responded to race due to the damage sustained in the incident.
a gas station where a man filling up his boat confused a
The new electric Hummer is due in late 2021 and will be fishing pole holder for the gas tank. Local councilor Warren Aubin said the kangaroo
built at Detroit's Hamtramck plant. The facility was incursions highlight the need for a more effective fence
previously set to close but will now become GM's first Orange County Fire Rescue said the customer at 7- around the race course.
fully electric assembly plant, the company said. Eleven in Orlando was attempting to fill up his 18-foot
boat about 11:35 a.m. Monday when he accidentally "Obviously to me it means that the temporary fencing is
GM President Mark Reuss said this week GM will offer pumped 30 gallons of gas directly into the cockpit. not working. The track needs to be fenced, fully fenced
more than one type of electric pickup, and they will have right around the track on both sides," Aubin told the
"different ranges of performance at different price points Fire Rescue said the man pumped about $60 worth of Western Advocate. "It's a very, very serious situation. And
to meet customers wherever they are." fuel into the cockpit and then put another $40 of gas into I have said it before, someone will be killed."
the actual gas tank.
Civilian-use Hummers have been off the market since
2010, when the vehicles were increasingly criticized for The hazmat team was able to siphon most of the gas out
of the boat and no injuries or evacuations were reported
at the station.

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gDiovne’ut p! Illinois between short) is a religious non-profit and
Highland Park and its main purpose is to “strengthen
with Louie Arecco Downtown communities through youth
Chicago. I am sure development, healthy living and
How is that New Year’s Resolution? the experience social responsibility.” This
We are entering the time when you realize that you are there must be organization is necessary in our
started to find a reason why you could not deliver this incredible- if you community. If you have a difficult
year. I am here to ask you not to give up yet. I know it is want to pay $300 time paying the membership, the Y
tough, and many factors are involved in your ability to stick per month. The has Financial Hardships
with a fitness lifestyle.Whatever is holding you back; food Middle-Class scholarships- if you have a financial
addiction, procrastination, lack of family support, lack of category leader is hardship, you can get assistance.
commitment, or simply you choose the wrong health club. Anytime Fitness Again, they are a non-profit
Let me give you some guidance to get you back on the and it caters to the Christian organization and they do
right track.We are lucky that in Kenosha, there is a health working adult. Their offer is accessibility, convenience, fund raisers to help the less fortunate.The RecPlex is the
club to match just about everyone.There are alternatives guidance, and environment only for adults. Memberships largest municipally owned recreational facility in North
and it is up to us to know which club offers the best range from $30 to $70 per month depending on what America and it is owned by the Villa of Pleasant Prairie. It
chances for our own success. Every health club has a they offer, the experience of the operator, and where they charges $61 for an adult membership. If you have children,
specific target market- and everyone is not the right are located. The Kenosha Downtown location is about these family centers are great since they offer everything
match. Specialization always works best. If you are a jack of $50 per month. The average Anytime Fitness club has from pools, water parks, beauty pageants, ballet lessons,
all trades, then you can’t be a master of one. The burden about 800 members. There are bout 4,500 clubs in 50 etc. They are both excellent places and they both have
is on the user to select the right match and that is where countries, 127 in Wisconsin, and they have worldwide different offerings.Another great club we have in Kenosha
the problem is. Again, it isn’t the club faults you did not reciprocity.The final category for the CNN Money report is Atlas 2. Their membership is $20 per month. Although
know what they are all about. Clubs are clear to advertise is the Dirt Cheap Club. This category leader is Planet they have a variety of clients, this great club is well known
their prefer target market. If they advertise strong man Fitness. According to Business Insider “Planet Fitness has for their powerlifters & bodybuilders. Note that neither
competitions, why would you go there if you need to just created a successful business by catering to a very real, but the YMCA, RecPlex, nor Atlas-2 have 24-hour access or
lose a couple pounds? If you are looking to develop a specific, demographic: casual exercisers who know they reciprocity nationwide.
strong habit of fitness, why would you go where no have to work out, but don’t necessarily want to”. I am not
commitment is required? it is just the wrong match; like going to go into detail about their target market, but their It is important to note that there are many specialized
taking a vegetarian to the best stake house in town, it isn’t advertisements are clever, engaging, and draw a lot of health clubs like kickboxing, cross-fit, etc. These types of
the stakes that are bad, it is just the wrong match. teens and first timers. There are about 38 Planet Fitness venues are much more expensive than the mentioned
locations in Wisconsin and each average 6,600 members. health clubs and have classes on specific times of the day.
CNN Money breaks down the health club industry in They membership price is between $10 and $20 per If you do well in groups and have the time to meet at
three main categories. You can watch the report by month. specific hours, and want a pretty intense workout you will
searching the report’s title online.This is a quick summary find value on clubs like Harbor Park Cross-Fit or I love
of it;“Lux, 24-hour, and dirt cheap: Inside America’s gyms”; The CNN Money categories paint three distinctive Kickboxing. I have personally tried Cross-Fit and enjoyed
The Luxury Gym, Middle Class Gym, and Dirt-Cheap worlds, but I believe that your personal lifecycle adds it. It is very intense and I would personally recommend it
Gyms. The Luxury category leader brand is The Equinox. another dimension to the club you should choose. For to young athletes.
Memberships range between $160 to $300 per month. In instance, if you want to keep your children active you will
each location they have an average of 6,000 members. need a family center instead of one of the above CNN Conclusion, there are many important variables to be
Although Wikipedia claims they have about 300 locations categories.The Kenosha Young Men’s Christian association successful in developing and keeping a fitness lifestyle.
and there isn’t one in Wisconsin, there are five of them in (YMCA) charges $56 for an adult membership. Family add- Having good guidance, good equipment, realistic goals are
ons are inexpensive for children. The YMCA or Y (for important, but also finding the best club for you.Although
different brands have different target markets, it is up to
Kenosha History you to find the correct match. It is impossible to compare
health clubs just by the monthly amount they charge.
Determine what you need and learn if they offer it. Visit
the facility to see if you like the colors, smells, bathrooms,
equipment, energy, and price. However, when it comes to
staying healthy, price truly is the least important of the
variables.Your health is worth a lot more than any health
club monthly price in Kenosha. No matter how you see it,
either you will pay to stay healthy or you will have to
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by Jim Kreuser
completely deplete yourself.

Comfort foods, nothing says winter like a never- ending I’m going on tour in 2020. County Executive Jim Kreuser presents the Forward Award trophy to staff in
pot of soup simmering on the stove to warm our bellies. A the Register of Deeds and Land Information offices at the county
warming diet that is substantial and produces heat is No, I’m not joining a rock band.Throughout the year, I’ll Administration Building.
exactly what our bodies crave and need during these cold, be making it a point to travel out to our various Kenosha
wet winter months. Be careful not to increase your food County government facilities, to meet with many of our world tour each year.
intake too much as our activity levels are naturally lower employees and share with them a symbol of our county’s
and therefore we are burning less calories. Vegetables, success. County government is here to provide the services that
especially root vegetables are perfect for the winter diet. people cannot do on their own, helping our most
Steamed, roasted, baked or vegetable soup. Add garlic, In late 2019, Kenosha County was fortunate to be a vulnerable residents in their greatest times of need.
ginger or cayenne to add spice and warmth. Whole grains recipient of the Forward Award, presented as part of the
are complex carbohydrates which burn well in the body as Kenosha Area Business Alliance’s annual Ovation Awards We’re also here to develop and maintain the
natural fuel. Soaked and cooked properly they are also program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. infrastructure that’s needed to attract and maintain
good for the intestines, cooked and prepared with beans employers in our area.
such as black beans or lentils, you will have a complete The award recognizes the investments we’ve made – in
protein and an amazing meal that warms you from head to money, creativity and sweat equity – to move Kenosha And we work to keep our community safe, running one
toe. Ocean foods such as fish and seaweed are high in County forward. of the state’s largest law enforcement departments and
protein and vitamins which stimulate and strengthen the collaborating with our state partners to run our courts
skin, hair and nails, as well as thyroid and adrenal glands. There are many things that make our county a great system.
Red Meat stimulates and brightens the blood and place to live, work and raise a family. But in county
complexion but too much can be over stimulating. Nuts government specifically, it’s the people who work for us None of this would happen without the dedicated
make a great snack, or addition to salads! who make the difference. employees who pour their heart and soul into their work
for Kenosha County every day. I salute them – and I look
Most of all I encourage you to take time for yourself, give That’s why I’m taking the Ovation Award trophy on the forward to continuing to work with them to keep moving
yourself grace, hold those you love the most close to you road, so that our county employees can celebrate in the Kenosha County forward!
and be present in your every day. Thank you for taking the success that they’ve made possible.
time to read and share this space with me. I wish you many Jim Kreuser has been Kenosha County executive since
blessings in this New Year full of peace, love and happiness. Around the office, we’ve called it the Stanley Cup Plan – 2008. He will be writing columns for The Smart Reader
-Gretchen- an homage to the National Hockey League’s championship regularly about county government issues and events.You can
trophy, which the winning team takes on something of a
Hi there, I’m Gretchen. contact him at 262-653-2600 or at
I own Gypsies Baskets, a small Fair Trade basket business. Most [email protected]

Saturdays you will find me in my booth at the Kenosha
HarborMarket. My family and I love adventuring through
nature preserves, shopping at downtown businesses and
restaurants, exploring the museums and the art district, or

strolling along our gorgeous lakefront.

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local food

& beverage


by Meridith Jumisko

While the 2020 edition of Kenosha Restaurant Week is The Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival happens on April Palooza is September 5-6.
now in our rearview mirror, there are still many more fun 25 at Brat Stop and Parkway Chateau.This fun-filled event
food and beverage events to look forward to in the features a variety of Wisconsin cheeses, some of the most Many Oktoberfest events take place in September. Here
Kenosha Area this year! Mark these events on your sought-after beers from Wisconsin and beyond as well as are the dates and locations that we know of so far:
calendar now: great live music. The annual event supports the Boys & September 11-12 at House of Gerhard, September 12 at
Girls Club of Kenosha. If you have friends or family Old Settlers Park, September 18-20 at the Petrifying
The 20th Great Kenosha Area Pizza Bakeoff is on attending the event from out-of-town – or if you want to Springs Biergarten, and September 26 at Kemper Center.
February 23 at Parkway Chateau, which is located at the turn the event into a mini staycation – a few local hotels Looking even further ahead, the Kenosha History Center
north end of Brat Stop. Sample and vote for your favorite are offering packages which include a hotel stay and Chili Cook-Off is October 17.
pizzas while also raising funds for kids’ programs in and tickets.
around the Kenosha Area. Go to for details on these and
Kenosha Craft Beer Week is May 9-17. The Kenosha many more events. For more information about fun in
Taking a brief break from its winter hibernation, the County Dairy Breakfast is June 20 at Weis-Way Dairy.The Kenosha, you can also call us at (262) 654-7307 or visit
Petrifying Springs Biergarten will be open the weekend Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha produces its 12th one of the two Visitor Information Centers that we staff:
before St. Patrick’s Day.Among the activities planned there annual Taste of Wisconsin July 24-26. Proceeds benefit local at 600 – 52nd Street, Suite 140 in Downtown Kenosha and
is the Leprechaun & Lederhosen .1K Beer Run on March charities and community programs. Border War Beer Fest at I-94 & Hwy. 165. Be sure to pick up our 2020 Kenosha
14. It’s promoted as a “grueling”, straight, flat 100-meter is August 1. This is a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Area Visitors Guide!
course. The event supports the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha and is co-produced by BrewFest Partners. Who
Kenosha. loves sweet corn like I do? The family-friendly Jerry Smith Meridith Jumisko is Public Relations Director at the Kenosha
Sweet Corn Fest is August 8-9. Meanwhile, Cheese-A- Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Contact her at
The 20th annual Bowls & Books Soup Fest Contest is
March 25 at Rhode Center for the Arts. You get to taste [email protected] or drop her a tweet @MJ_Kenosha
and score each soup, served up by local restaurants. All
proceeds go toward the continued renovation of the
historic Rhode Center for the Arts, which is the home of
Lakeside Players, a non-profit community theatre group
that formed in 1973.

The Kenosha History Center Mac & Cheese
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community warmly. Some stair climbing is required.We encourage Leap Year Party and Mogul Mash
children who are accompanied by adults.The Griffin
calendar Observatory allows adventurers to see the universe Celebrate in style with a leap back in time with 80’s
from a historic setting, using modern technology. fashion, music, and the fifth annual Mogul Mash
TO PLACE A LISTING: Following a four-year renovation, the 19th century competition on Saturday, February 29th at Wilmot
e-mail to: [email protected]; or mail to: Community Calendar c/o Carmichael astronomy laboratory has taken on new life as a Mountain. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
stargazing, teaching and recreation facility. It’s open to
Communications, 1420 63rd Street, Kenosha, WI 53143-4451. Please include all the public on select nights during the year. Inquiries may Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show
pertinent information including the who, what, where, when, why, and how much. be directed to Dr. Brian Schwartz at
[email protected] or (262) 551-6042. The 2020 Kenosha Expo - Health & Home Show is a
Listings may be edited for length and are none are guaranteed to be included. family-friendly, fun and informative opportunity to meet
Little Shop of Horrors the many businesses and organizations that make
ONGOING EVENTS the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce such a
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles strong association from 10am - 4pm at the UW-
Hold Your Horses! across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - Parkside Fieldhouse, 900 Wood Road on Saturday,
after his coworker crush.This foul-mouthed, R&B- February 29th and Sunday, March 1st.This event will
This is a display of Civil War Museum artifacts and singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune showcase many businesses and organizations, many with
history surrounding the First Regiment Wisconsin to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps products and services for purchase on site.There will
Cavalry. On display though May 2020 at the Civil War feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour be family activities. Email
Museum, 5400 First Ave. discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent [email protected] with questions.
towards global domination! Come out to the Rhode
Kenosha Winter HarborMarket Center for the Arts, 514 56th Street for The Lakeside Lakeside Band Festival
Players production of this timeless classic. Showtimes
Find about 25-35 vendors inside an all new location this are now through February 22nd, Fridays and Conducted by Professor James Ripley, this year’s festival
year - inside the Kenosha Masonic Center, 115 56th St, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2pm.Tickets available highlights music by Polish composers on Saturday,
including cheeses, bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared at the door, $15-$18. February 29th, 7pm.The performance will feature
foods, and more - every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 alumna conductor Marissa Narlock ’10, director of
p.m. I’ve Heard of Her bands at Greenfield (Wisconsin) High School. A
member of the Lakeshore Symphonic Band, she also
Comedy Shows at Kenosha Comedy On the third Thursday of the month, bring a lunch and maintains a busy performance and private lesson career.
Club join Civil War Museum staff (5400 First Ave) in a Ms. Narlock has guided young instrumentalists at a
discussion of the remarkable and often unknown parts variety of middle and high schools in the Milwaukee
Every Friday and Saturday the Kenosha Comedy of the lives and roles of women in history.This program area.This takes place in the A. F. Siebert Chapel on the
Club at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 5125 Sixth Avenue, is in conjunction with Suffrage 100.  On Friday, February Carthage College campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive.
presents a hilarious 90-minute show that features two 20th at noon: Frida Kahlo – Using art as a mirror, Frida
opening comedians plus a touring headliner. Show stars Kahlo’s canvas’s display pain, conflict and her passion for Comedy Competition
at 8 p.m. on Fridays, two shows on Saturdays, 7 p.m. or life. Although you may know some of her famous self-
9 p.m.Tickets $12 and available at or at the portraits, who was Frida, really? There is more to this Over Our Head Players will present the 2020
door. Mexican artist than meets the eye. Note: Frida Kahlo’s Snowdance 10 Minute Comedy Festival at Sixth Street
Garden Exhibit is at the Kenosha Public Museum next Theatre, 318 Sixth Street, in Downtown Racine. 
Senior Center New Member door from the Civil War Museum, through March 16th. Performances run weekends through March 1st.
Orientation Thursdays at 7:00, Fridays at 8:00, Saturdays at 5:30 and
Winter Picnic Flick: Coco 8:00, and Sunday matinees at 2:30.  Reservations are
Stop in at 9:00 am on the last Wednesday of available through the box office, (262) 632-6802, and
every month and learn more about the Kenosha Bring a picnic and spread out to enjoy a viewing of online at  Tickets $18-$20.
Senior Center, 2717 67th St. Get a tour and get your Disney-Pixar’s Coco on the big screen at the Kenosha After the show, the audience votes on who should win
questions answered. Public Museum, 5500 First Ave on Friday, February 21st. the cash prize!
Come at 5 p.m. for art and music projects, then the film
Two New Exhibits at the starts at 6 p.m. Free, but reservations are required, call Bowling Fundraiser for Youth Groups
Kenosha History Center 262-653-4140.
City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
The Year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 7th Annual Veterans Chili Cookoff (PRCS) will host its annual bowling event to raise funds
ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States in support of youth activities.The fundraiser will be held
Constitution.The amendment prohibits states and the Join the VFW and the American Legion for good food, at Castle Lanes, 5615 Castle Ct., on Sunday, March 15,
federal government from prohibiting citizens from good people, good prizes, and good fun on Saturday, 2020. Check-in begins at 12:00 p.m. with bowling
voting on the basis of their sex.Wisconsin, Illinois, and February 22nd, from noon - 4pm at the VFW, 504 58th underway at 1:00 p.m.This is a family-friendly event for
Michigan were the first three states to ratify the Street. $5 suggested donation at the door. Sponsored by all ages. Space is available for 24 teams with five
amendment, doing so in June of 1919. Just over a year the Kenosha American Legion Post 21 and Pleasant bowlers to a lane. A fee of $20 per person covers three
later the last of 36 required states—Tennessee— voted Prairie VFW Post 7308. For more information, contact games, shoe rental and an event t-shirt. Raffles and
to ratify.The History Center would like to join in the Tom at 262-650-5646 or John at 262-358-2415. prizes will be awarded at the event. Advance registration
centennial celebrations with our own exhibit looking at is required and teams are taken on a first- come, first-
the generation of Kenosha's suffragettes who achieved Great Kenosha Area Pizza Bake-Off served basis. To register, teams should complete a team
their goal. Our "Votes for Women" exhibit was form with the names and signatures of each bowler
researched, written, and constructed by Carthage This is the Kenosha Area Noon Optimist Club’s annual added. Registration forms may be found on the PRCS
College intern Mia Morton.The Kenosha History charity event to raise funds for kids’ programs in the website at; at the PRCS office,
Center, 220 51st Place (on Simmons Island), has another community.The event is held at Parkway Chateau - 800 Center St., #127; or at any of Racine’s five
new exhibit on display looking at 19th century located at the north end of Brat Stop – entrance “C” community centers (Bryant, Chavez, Humble, King and
medication. "Nostrums and Panaceæ" gives a view into on Hwy 50 on Sunday, February 23rd, from 5 - 7 pm. Tyler-Domer). Registration will be accepted on a first-
the rapid evolution of the trade of the pharmacist, from The location is wheelchair accessible and there is ample come, first-served basis through Friday, February 28,
medieval herbal practitioner, to a peddler of quack parking. Sample pizzas donated and served from local 2020 at the PRCS office Monday through Friday from
patent medicines and electrical gizmos, to a modern pizza establishments, and VOTE for your favorite tasting 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions may be directed to
health professional. Can you guess which is a medicine pizza to win this year’s “People’s Choice Award”.That’s the PRCS office at (262) 636-9131, Jeanne Brenner at
and which is a false cure-all? right! You help pick the winners! Voting closes at 6:30 (262) 636-9416 or Jason Mars at (262) 636-9454.
p.m. Celebrity Judges will be sampling pizzas in a blind
Oneida Traditions – taste-test for the “Critics Choice Award”.This is a Watercolor Wisconsin
Voices of the Onayote’a-ká Exhibit family-friendly event. Beverages and desserts will also be
available for purchase.Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 Now in its 53rd year, the exhibition was started in 1966
Original artworks by Oneida artists Karen Ann Hoffman at the door for adults. For kids 10 & under: $5 in to honor the depth and breadth of watercolor in the
and Dawn Dark Mountain are on display at the Kenosha advance / $6 at the door. Email State of Wisconsin.While Watercolor Wisconsin has
Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., through March [email protected] for more necessarily changed in certain ways over the years, the
15th. General admission is free.The museum is open information. core dedication to exploring aqueous media on a paper
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, and Sundays noon - 5 surface has not been modified. Contemporary artists
pm. Kid Science: Super Slime bring both traditional and experimental approaches to
the established guidelines—resulting in a varied and
Frida Kahlo’s Garden Exhibit Make some ooey gooey slippery slime on Friday, dynamic exhibition even this many years later. Open
February 28th, from 4 - 5pm.The Kenosha Public now through April 18th at the Wustum Museum, 2519
Explore Casa Azul, the private world that nourished the Library and Kenosha Public Museum are teaming up to Northwestern Ave.
creativity of one of the world’s greatest artists now on offer free family activities this winter at the Museum,
display through March 16th at the Kenosha Public 5500 First Avenue. Call 262-653-4140 with questions. SMART READER February 13, 2020 23
Museum, 5500 First Avenue. General admission is free.

Valentine's Candlelit Night Hike

Enjoy the serenity of Bristol Woods on a romantic
candlelit hike followed by hot cocoa in the nature
center on Friday, February 14th at the Pringle
Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. Held from 6:30 - 8 pm,
come and leave as you like. General Public: $6 / Friends
of Pringle: $4.50.  Pre-registration required, call 262-

Stargazing at Griffin Observatory

The Carthage College Society of Physics Students and
friends will make available to the public Carthage’s 11-
inch telescope on select Fridays during the Spring at
the Griffin Observatory on the Kemper Center
grounds, 6501 Third Avenue.The next scheduled events
will be on Fridays February 14th, 21st, 28th, and
March 6th, from 7:30 - 9:30, weather permitting.
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