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Well, here it is that time again. The pres-sure’s on. Time to make a New Year’s resolu-tion.The top 10 most common New Year’sresolutions are:1. Lose weight2. Stop smoking3. Stick to a budget4. Save or earn more money5. Find a better job6. Become more organized7. Exercise more8. Be more patient at work/with others9. Eat better10. Become a better personThis sounds like what we try to do justabout every day in our normal lives. So, whyis it so hard to keep them?Getting fit and healthy is the most commonresolution. Every January, people resolve thatthis will be the year they get back into shapeand sign up at a gym. But a month or twolater, that resolve slips away.Statistics indicate that two-thirds of Americans will break their New Year resolu-tions by Valentine’s Day. The main reason isthat many people set goals that don’t workwith their lifestyles, are too challenging or notbased on something they really enjoy.Who comes home from a hard day’s workand thinks, “Boy, a nice salad would be great!?”I personally am thinking about drowningmy troubles in ice cream or munching throughthe blues on cookies. Comfort foods — thedownfall of every one of my diets. Broccoli just doesn’t have the same effect as a nicechewy brownie. I don’t get that “aaahhh” feel-ing from crunching my way through celery,either.I am attempting to cross No. 2 off my listpermanently. So far, so good. I’m not puttingmuch out there on that because it is sooooohard and many don’t make the first, second oreven third time.Sticking to a budget and making and/orsaving more money seem to go hand-in-hand.The budget looks a lot better when there ismore to work with. Who doesn’t want moremoney?Organization is in the eye of the beholder.My mother used to have a sign on her desk atMarathon that read “Don’t touch my desk, Iknow where everything is!” Same seems toapply here. Every time I clean off my desk, Ican’t find what I want.So, what is my New Year’s resolution? Notto make one. That way, I can’t fail. If I workon a few things on the top 10 list throughoutthe year, I’ll be much better off than makinga single decree and failing, like two-thirds of the rest of America.Happy New Year!
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EstherK., 87, of Delphos, Massof Christian Burial willbe held at 11 a.m. todayat St. John the EvangelistChurch in Delphos. Burialwill follow in St. Peterand Paul Cemetery inOttawa. Memorial contri-butions may be made tothe Dickman Kids Relayfor Life Team or donor’schoice.
JeanneA., 84, of Lima, Mass of Christian Burial will be heldat 10 a.m. on Monday at St.Charles Catholic Church inLima, with Father StephenBlum officiating. Visitationwill be at Chiles-Laman,Shawnee Chapel from2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. onSunday followed by an8 p.m. parish wake ser-vice. Burial will follow inGethsemani Cemetery inLima. Memorial contribu-tions may be made to St.Charles Catholic Church.
MaryCaroline Pellegrini, 81, of Lima, Mass of ChristianBurial will begin at 10 a.m.today at St. John CatholicChurch, Lima, the Rev. TimFerris officiating. Burialwill follow in GethsemaniCemetery, Lima. Visitationwill be from 8:30-9:30 a.m.Saturday at Siferd-OriansFuneral Home, Lima.Memorial contributionsmay be made to St. John’sCatholic Church or St. Rita’sHospice. Condolences maybe expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com
New laws address gays,children, immigration
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Measures on gay rightsand child safety are amongthe top state laws takingeffect at the start of 2013,along with attempts toprevent identity theft andperennial efforts to restrictabortion and illegal immi-gration.In many states, new lawstake effect on Jan. 1, whilein others they do so 90 daysafter a governor’s signature.Voter-approved lawsallowing same-sex couples tomarry take effect in Marylandin January and in Maine today.California also approved alaw exempting clergy mem-bers opposed to gay marriagefrom performing same-sexmarriage ceremonies.In California, a first-of-its-kind law bans a form of psychotherapy aimed at mak-ing gay teenagers straightbut is on hold during a courtchallenge. The law wouldban what is known as repar-ative or conversion therapyfor minors; such therapiesare widely discredited bymedical professionals.A number of laws seek toprotect children from bully-ing and abuse. Pennsylvaniaschool employees in contactwith children, who alreadymust report suspected abuse,must now be trained to rec-ognize the warning signs,their legal obligations andwhat are considered appro-priate relationships withchildren.That law was being debat-ed and voted on in June asa jury was finding formerPenn State assistant foot-ball coach Jerry Sanduskyguilty of 45 counts for sexu-ally abusing 10 boys over15 years.California coaches andadministrators in K-12schools, as well as highereducation employees whohave regular contact withchildren, will be required toreport suspected child sexualabuse. Oregon will requireschools to adopt a policy onteen dating violence, a lawthat follows state legislationearlier this year requiringschool employees to reportacts of bullying, harassmentand online bullying.In Florida, the SafeHarbor Act includes provi-sions that require police toturn over to the Departmentof Children and Familiesany children who are allegedto be sexually exploited ordependent for assessmentand possible shelter.States continue to wrestlewith illegal immigration.Pennsylvania will include arequirement that contractorson public works projectsmake sure through the feder-al E-Verify system that theiremployees are legal U.S.residents, while a Montanaballot measure taking effectdenies illegal immigrants of state services.Supporters say theMontana law will preventillegal immigrants fromobtaining services and pre-vent them from taking jobsat a time of high unemploy-ment. Opponents arguedthere is no proof illegalimmigrants are using stateservices in Montana.Also in Montana, vot-ers overwhelmingly passeda measure requiring paren-tal notification for minors’abortions, while in Georgiaa new law will prohibit doc-tors from performing anabortion 20 weeks after anegg is fertilized unless apregnancy is determined tobe medically futile, mean-ing it would result in thebirth of a child unlikely tosurvive because of a seriousdefect. Georgia became theseventh state in the coun-try to approve the so-calledfetal pain act.“Today, we are reaffirm-ing Georgia’s commitmentto preserving the sanctityof all human life,” Gov.Nathan Deal said in a state-ment released shortly afterhe signed the bill in May.The measure passed overthe objection of many femalelawmakers, including Sen.Valencia Seay, who said thebill’s passage and signingwas “unconscionable, butnot surprising” and typi-cal of the male-dominatedGeneral Assembly.New Hampshire enacts aban on a type of late-termabortion procedure some-times called “partial birthabortion” after lawmakersoverrode the veto of Gov.John Lynch, who said themeasure was unnecessarybecause federal law alreadyprohibits such procedures.Supporters of the ban saythey don’t trust the govern-ment to prosecute the law.In Maryland, parentswill be able to freeze theirchild’s credit at any time if the child becomes a victimof identity theft. “This justfreezes the information toensure that it’s not used forill purposes,” said DelegateCraig Zucker, a Democratwho sponsored the bill inthe Maryland House of Delegates.In Delaware, state offi-cials must request an annualcredit report for every childin foster care.Among other new laws:— Alabama beginscracking down on the state’s900,000 uninsured driv-ers with a new system thatallows instant checks bypolice, license plate offic-es and the state RevenueDepartment.— A pair of laws inGeorgia and Pennsylvaniaaddress the shortfalls facedby some states from the costof unemployment benefitsby raising employers’ con-tributions to unemploymentcompensation trust funds.— In New Mexico, driv-ers registering their car ortruck will be able to donate$1 or $5 to a state fund thatsupports programs and ser-vices to veterans, such asassistance in finding a job ortreatment of post-traumat-ic stress disorder. In Utah,U.S. military personnel willbe exempted from having topay a full year’s propertytaxes after their return from200 days of active duty inany calendar year.— In Florida, it will nolonger be illegal to flashyour headlights to warnoncoming drivers that policeare lurking on the roadsideahead. The legislation wasintroduced after drivers wereticketed for warning othermotorists that officers maybe trying to catch speederson the highway.— A California law bansthe use of dogs when hunt-ing bobcats or bears, whileWisconsin’s expansion of its hunting seasons in stateparks to a month in autumnand another in April wasa scaled-back version of aproposal that would haveallowed hunting across aseven-month period frommid-October to late May.Residents reacted to the lon-ger proposal with thousandsof angry letters and emails.Most people who opposedthe measure said they wouldstop bringing their familiesto state parks if there werea chance of being struckby a stray bullet or of apet straying into an animaltrap. Supporters counteredthat hunting has long been aWisconsin tradition and thathunters were well-versed inpracticing safe techniques.
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COLUMBUS — Aftera bleak winter for Ohio skiresorts last year, this week’sheavy snowfall is being cel-ebrated as many slopes openfor the first time this season.“Mother Nature finallywoke up and came in with abig punch,” Greg Fisher, gen-eral manager of Mad RiverMountain ski resort, told TheColumbus Dispatch for astory Friday. “It’s not veryoften that Ohio gets nearly afoot of snow all at once.”Mad River Mountain, inwestern Ohio just outsideBellefontaine, got about 10inches of snow Wednesday.That was enough to allow theresort to open all but one of its 24 trails the next day. Its1,000-foot-long snow-tubinghill is opened Friday.Last year, the resort had just five trails open afterChristmas. On its opening daythis year, last Saturday, only afew trails were available.Warm weather and a lackof snowfall combined to keepthe three ski resorts in northernOhio from opening until now.Slopes at Boston Mills resort,midway between Clevelandand Akron, were sched-uled to open Friday. NearbyBrandywine is slated to opentoday, and operators at AlpineValley in Chesterland, east of Cleveland, also hope to openthis weekend.More snow is predicted formuch of Ohio today.Vinnie Lewis, generalmanager of Boston Mills andBrandywine, said more trailswill be opened this weekend if temperatures stay low enough— as expected — for moreartificial snow-making.“We’ll be making snow24/7 if we can,” Lewis said.“I can see us opening theother trails quickly becausethe great thing is, the forecastfor snow and snow-makingis nice.”Annie Weirich, director of event coordinating at ClearFork Resort near Mansfield,said slopes were able to beopened Monday — thanksto 30 snow-making guns andeight mobile snow-makersthat have been added thisyear.The resort shut down sev-eral years ago but reopenedunder new management lastyear. But the winter was sowarm that slopes were openonly one full week plus week-ends.“We’re very appreciativeof Mother Nature this year,even though she kind of got alate start,” Weirich said.When it comes to snow,skiers — and resort operators— know that nothing beatsthe real thing.“When it snows, that’s thebest advertising of all for us,”Weirich said. “People thinkthat if they don’t have snow,we don’t have snow, either.”Snow Trails, the other skiresort near Mansfield, openedearlier this month. Nine of its17 trails and one terrain parkare open, and the tubing hill isset to open on today.
Ohio ski resorts celebrating heavy snow
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