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October 6, 2006

Nor th Denver Community Happenings
The North Denver News is happy to provide news on current community events and organizations to the north Denver community. If you qualify as a community school, club, church or other non-profit organization in the area, please contact the paper about our free community listings. Information for these listings can be sent in to the News through the following: Mail: P.O. Box 12487, Denver 80212, fax 303.458.7541 or e-mail: editor@northdenvernews.com Galleries Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis, 3659 Navajo Street, 303.458.6058 -- Hours: Friday 7 – 10 pm, Saturday - Sunday from noon to 5 pm. More information, call 303-458-6058. www.pirateart.org BUG in the Main Gallery; Pilar Heslin in the Associate Gallery -- October 13 - 29 Gallery Sink 2301 W. 30th (corner of 30th and Wyandot, 303-455-5601, www.gallerysink.com Zip 37 Gallery, 3644 Navajo Street, 303.477.4525 Katie Hoffman October 6-22 Tennyson Gallery - 4369 Stuart Street (just east of 44th & Tennyson in the Gallery district) 303.433.3274 www.tennysongallery.com Gallery Hours Tuesday - Friday 12:30 - 7:00, or Saturday 12:30 - 5:00 EDGE Gallery, 3658 Navajo Street, 303.477.7173 www.edgegallery.org and www.37thandNavajo.com “God Tokens--Blood Momentos”, new work by Russell Bay McKlayer and “Owls on My Mind”, new work by Sara-Lou Klein McKlayer; Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 13, 7-10pm; exhibit runs Oct. 13 - Nov. 5 Cutting Edge Framing & Gallery 7200 W 38th Ave Wheat Ridge 303 421 8400 Opening Reception featuring Judy Vassar and Kathee Kiehn new works. Friday Oct. 6TH 6pm to 9pm Show runs through October. All so join us for second Saturday to visit with artists or join the fun bring your art supplies. First Friday Art Walk - come join the fun & Art ! At the best kept secret in Wheat Ridge! Kirk Norlin Studio + Gallery, 4430 Tennyson St ., 303-477-1847 or 877-499-5511 (tollfree), www.kirknorlin.com, Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri noon-7 pm , Sat 10 am-5 pm PROVIDE-N-CE Art Gallery & International Gift Shop 4325 W 41st Ave (303) 477-0309 Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am–6:00 pm Cutting Edge Framing & Gallery 7200 W 38th Ave Wheat Ridge 303 421 8400 Also join us for Second Saturdays to visit with our street artists or join the fun and bring your art supplies. First Friday Art Walk - Come join the fun & Art ! At the best kept secret in Wheat Ridge ! Kevin Saehlenou Gallery -- 3478 W. 32nd Ave, 303-455-1611 The Other Side Arts 1644 Platte Street, Denver CO 2006 Children’s Workshop Series at our Denver location (1644 Platte Street). Workshops will be offered every Saturday from 1:30 - 2:30pm. As always, workshops are FREE and no reservations are required. This year, we are offering an exciting series of progressive 6-week workshops, geared for children under the age of 8 (though all ages are welcome). Questions: education@theothersidearts.org, or 303-859-7792. NEXT Art Gallery 3659 Navajo Street, 720-934-7884 Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11a – 2p . Friday 6 – 10p . Saturday & Sunday 12 Libraries Smiley Branch Library 4501 W. 46th Ave. at Utica Street, 303.477.3622; Hours: Mon closed, Tu 10 am – 8 pm, Wed 12:30 – 8 pm, Th 10 am – 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am – 5:30 pm NW Denver Toy Library - The Toy Library offers a collection of over 400 toys, games and puzzles for children (infant through age 8) to borrow, enjoy and return. The Toy Library is open Tuesday - 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday - 10 to 12 noon, and Saturdays - 10 to 12 noon. Smiley Branch Library, 4501 W. 46th Ave., 303-477-3622 Woodbury Branch Library 3265 Federal Blvd at W. 33rd Ave., 303.455.3930; Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs noon – 7 pm, Wed closed, and Fri – Sat 10 am – 5:30 pm Other Great Stuff Bug Theater - All shows are at 11 am on Saturdays and tickets are $5. Located at 3654 Navajo, For reservations and more information, call the BugLine at 303-477-9984. www. bugtheatre.org Art Walk -- 1st Friday of every month from 6 – 10 pm includes seven galleries along Tennyson between 38th and 44th. Families welcome. LoDo Toastmasters, a self-improvement group dedicated to improving public speaking skills, meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:45 PM at the Celtic Tavern, 1801 Blake Street. Contact John Homik, 303-455-8423, for more information, or visit us at www.d26toastmasters.org. Denver Area Science Fiction Association (DASFA) Monthly meetings on the third Saturday of the month, 7:30 p.m. featuring author readings, science presentations, conversation, camaraderie and more! Admission is free. Wild Oats Market community room, 1111 So. Washington Street, www.dasfa.org or call 303-936-4092. Signing Smart Baby Sign Language Class It’s back to school time for the little ones too!! Would you like to peek through a window into your infant’s or toddler’s mind? A way to reduce frustration and temper tantrums? Then our Signing Smart play classes are for you! Signing Smart Play Classes for Parents and their 6 month to 2 year old children start in North Denver (and throughout the metro area) in October. Contact Rina at 303-777-7078 or rina@signingsmart.com for more information. Mile High Harmonica Club will now meet the second Sunday of each month. The club meets at 1:00 pm at Swallow Hill Music Center, 71 East Yale, Denver. Harmonica players of all skills—beginners to pros, diatonic or chromatic—are welcomed to meet other harp players for fun and music. For information call Roger at 303-973-5418. FREE Educational Session at Little Tree - 3557 W. 44th Ave, 720-855-7749, www.littletreemidwife.com Extended Nursing? - Gather with other mamas and their children to discuss the joys and challenges of extended nursing. How one defines extended nursing is

very personal - for some it is beyond 6 months for others 18 months. All are welcome. This FREE meeting will take place the third Friday of EVERY month from 10:30-11:30am Parent Chat Every Thursday Morning from 11am-noon Parent Chat is a gathering for sharing ideas, asking questions and supporting each other in our journey as parents. We have topics for discussion relevant to pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting. If you are pregnant, a new parent or an experienced parent these gatherings are for you. Visit www.littletreemidwife.com for scheduled topics and more information or just drop by this Thursday. Children are always welcome at Little Tree. Highland Christian Church (40th and Federal) will celebrate Children’s Sabbath, “Congregations Stand for Healthy Children: Bringing Hope and Healing,” a National Observance from the Children’s Defense Fund. It will include a blessing for children and their families, on October 22 during our 10:30 service. Berkeley-Regis United Neighbors (BRUN) Check out our website at www.berkeleyregisneighbors.org E-Z STRETCH BUNCH - Classes have begun at the Guadalupe Senior Aprtments/ 1799 W. 32nd Ave./ Denver for senior citizens and anyone interested: “Staying Alive by Keeping up w/ Your Body” will be easy stretching and movement, dance, & walking (when weather permits). Classes are Tues. and Thurs. 9am - 10:30am, followed by a refreshment social. Classes will be ongoing thru Nov. & are FREE. It is suggested that participants wear loose, comfortable clothing. For more information -- 303-284-4100. The Spirituals Project at Saint John’s Cathedral Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral at 1350 Washington St. The Spirituals Project will sing African American spirituals first sung by enslaved Africans in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Sponsored by The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado and the Lee Palmer Everding Fund of the Denver Foundation. Donations of $10 will be requested at the door. Spirit Kids NWD! at Studio Soma on Sundays at 11:30am to celebrate our connection to the Great Divine, share and explore ourselves and our spirits with our children in a non-dinominational setting. There will be special guests, singing, dancing, and lots of fun. Come feel connected and expand our community! Please call Mira at 303-808-5737 or the studio at 303-477-5531 for more information. Studio Soma 2540 W. 29th. Ave, NWDenver Animal Blessing - Saturday - October 7th, 10 am Ceasar Chavez Park (41st & Tennyson) To carry on the traditions of St. Francis of Assisi, who was a lover or animals, Provide-n-ce Art Gallery & Boutique and other Merchants on Tennyson St. will host a Blessing of the Animals. All animals welcome!!! Horse Drawn Hayride - Saturday, October 7th, 12 - 2 p.m. Ceasar Chavez Park (41st & Tennyson) $1 per rider - ride down Tennyson Street in style.... Tennyson Trick or Treat Street - Saturday, October 28th 3- 5 p.m. at merchants and businesses on Tennyson Street between 38th and 46th Ave. Kids! Candy! Costumes! Bring your little monsters, witches, ghosts, and goblins (and all!) for Halloween sweets. Show off those costumes!!! 2nd Annual Evening with The Argyle Saturday, November 11th, 6:00 p.m Benefitting The Argyle Foundation and The Argyle Senior Living Center Featuring: Amazing food and wine, Cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs Jennifer Bushman and Keith Jones, Ability to tour beautiful custom kitchens, Silent and live auctions Emcee Ed Greene of CBS; Cost $75.00 per person. For tickets, please call 303.455.9513. October Booksignings at For Heaven’s Sake Bookstore, 4383 Tennyson, 303-964-9339. October 12, Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m. - The SLOW DOWN DIET: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, & Weight Loss - Author Event/Signing with Marc David. October 14 from 12-2 p.m., Saturday afternoon - AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING AND CHAT - To Bee or Not to Bee www.ToBeeBook.com. October 21 Saturday 2-3:30 p.m. - AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING AND EVENT - Recapture Your Health: Reverse chronic symptoms and create lasting wellness with Jan DeCourtney. October 13-15 Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. METAPHYSICAL FAIR & SALE - Denver’s Best! NOW Expanded to 2-1/2 days! 10% OFF SALE! $20 / 20 minute ticket. 2nd Weekend of every month. For Heaven’s Sake Bookstore, 4383 Tennyson Street, 303-964-9339. October 8th—14th - Fire Safety and Prevention Week at the Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Place, 303-892-1436 Learn how to prevent fires and be safe in the event of a fire. Insurance informational booths, children’s fingerprinting, car seat safety checks, family escape plans, special presentations of Sparky’s Hazard House, smoke detector and fire extinguisher information, and videos. Presentations are free with paid admission and group discounts are available. 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 1:00 p.m. Saturday the 14th is a family free day. 3rd Annual Northwest Denver Seniors Resource Day 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church on W. 24th Avenue and I-25 (2401 Alcott) with over 30 senior services providers dealing with topics on personal health and safety, identity theft and fraud, social security benefits and programs for homeowners throughout the district. Registrants will receive a free buffet lunch. Transportation assistance for Denver City Council district one residents can be arranged to attend the event. Please call 720-865-8111 for more information and for transportation assistance if needed. MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) Meeting – Second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 9 – 11:30 am at Riverside Baptist Church located at 23rd and Bryant St. Discussion, Community, Creativity - for more info call 303-777-1185. Quality childcare provided. Babies don’t come with instructions! Metro Denver Bright Beginnings distributes free parenting, community resources, child, and language development information to parents of children 0-3 through one-on-one visits. Call for more information or to volunteer (303) 561-2233. www. brightbeginningsco.org Plumb Line Pilates Mat Class Schedule Monday: 12:00pm-1:00pm Beginning, 5:30pm-6:30pm Beginning/Intermediate Wednesday: 5:30pm-6:30pm Intermediate Saturday: 9:00am-10:00am Intermediate/Advanced; 10:00am-11:00am Beginning Mat Classes Prepaid Monthly $12 each Drop-in $15 each 2343 West 44th Ave 303-433-3953 The Optimist Club of Northwest Denver meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at McCoy’s Restaurant, 4855 Federal Boulevard, and on the fourth Saturday at 9:00 am at Playa de Oro, 3551 West 38th Avenue. For more information, contact Anita Kapp at anita@anitakapp. com or 303-422-3411. Yoga en Espaniol 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open to all levels. 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October 6, 2006

by Linda Lidov

Growing home: stabilizing families at risk of homelessness

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When Camila Reyes issued a restraining order against her outof-control, manipulative ex-husband, she had a two-year old and a new baby to take care of. Her job as a teacher’s assistant only paid her once a month and money was tight. When her ex-husband’s child support payment amounts became varied and Camila could no longer anticipate the next check, Camila borrowed money from friends just to get by. Camila didn’t know where to turn for assistance. Luckily, her apartment manager knew just how to help: she referred Camila to Growing Home, a resource center for families in need of assistance.

Family Shelter provides shelter, meals and case management to families experiencing homelessness. At its Westminster homebase, guests congregate, eat, and shower during daytime hours, while a partner network of “host sites” offer overnight shelter and three meals a day on a rotating basis. Host sites leverage more than 1,000 volunteers and comprise a variety of denominational and non-denominational churches and synagogues. Regis University and Saint Anthony Hospital North are support sites – a unique feature that sets Growing Home apart from similar assistance programs in the country. Growing Home’s other services

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Growing Home’s house rules, such as, “Respect all people,” comfort people in need. Photo by David Mejias. At first, Camila was embarrassed to ask for help. She had never relied on food stamps or any nutritional services. She told herself that lots of people find themselves in unlucky situations and need to get help – and she gathered up the courage to call Growing Home. At Growing Home, Camila qualified for assistance immediately. She was given financial resources to pay her rent, and a free session on financial management. “I didn’t know that kind of help existed. If I’d known, I would have left my husband earlier,” said Camila, who is 28 and has no other family in the area. “When Growing Home wrote my landlord a check, I was so grateful. Unfortunately, the money was going to be absorbed by month’s end, and there was no time to wait for government assistance. Growing Home gave me utility and food referrals, and I was back on my feet again,” she said. That was two months ago. Camila has since renewed her life insurance license, and has a fulltime job working afternoons for her former employer, a large financial company. “Now I’m paying the bills, putting some money aside for the future, and enjoying my little ones during the day.” Growing Home was founded in 1998 by a group of nurses and citizens concerned about suburban homelessness. Today, Growing Home offers a number of services to families in need. Growing Home’s Interfaith include a homeless prevention program to help families on the brink of living on the street; a referral service program to guide families toward utility, food, and housing assistance; a new affordable housing program offering 16 permanent units and four units for families in transition; and a children’s program offering after-school activities, summer camp opportunities, and internships. Growing Home hopes its housing program will address Adams County’s second largest need: affordable housing. On average, 93 to 97 percent of families who come to Growing Home every year are “stabilized” – they avoid a close call with homelessness. But stabilization is no easy task for families in need, according to Teva Sienicki, executive director. “Many of our guests are working families facing a one-time crisis. They may encounter a severe medical crisis that insurance won’t cover, and deplete their savings to cover medical costs. They live paycheck to paycheck, and must make tough choices: pay the rent, put food on the table or pay the utility bills? This is traumatizing for families,” she said. Since 2002, the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado has donated more than $40,000 in gifts to Growing Home. Sienicki says the Gay & Lesbian Fund’s challenge grants are critical to helping Growing Home increase financial contributions from individuals and

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Penrose Fulwilder is a man But when Fulwilder, a Salt River who knows about connections. Maricopa, graduated from high school Connections to family, connections to in the late 80s his people were still the earth, connections to culture and suffering the effects of poverty and connections to the Creator. He doesn’t degradation wrought upon them by ever question how he knows these the European immigrants of the late things, he just does 1800s. For decades the what he does: paint. tribes suffered through Penrose And what he paints has famine and joblessness. Fulwilder helped to revitalize an “There was a time my Arizona tribal culture - muralist of grandfather and uncles many folks didn’t even were so poor that they know existed. the Maricopa didn’t even know how The Gila River Indian their families could Reservation, 15 minutes survive into the next east of Phoenix, covers 580 square season. Our water rights were taken miles. It is a place of legends, where away; we had no way to grow food wild horses still roam free and runoff and no way to make a living. Many from the Mogollon Mountain Range of us had to leave the reservation to creates a riparian oasis in the Sonora seek work in the city. We lost our landesert terrain. Forty miles north, guage, our art and our ways for many on the southern edge of the Tonto years.” said Fulwilder. basin, covering another 90 square “When you talked about southwest miles is the Salt River Reservation. culture people knew Navajo weaving, These two reservations are home Hopi jewelry, and Pueblo pottery, to more than 30,000 members of but no one knew about the people the Akimel O ‘Otham (Pima) and of the Gila River Reservation or the Pee Posh (Maricopa) nations. They Salt River Reservation. No one knew have lived together harmoniously for about Maricopa or Pima people, no two centuries. Today they enjoy one knew about our basket weaving, economic prosperity based on suc- our pottery, our art, our language. cessful commercial and agricultural We were on the verge of losing our programs. And every where you look cultural identity,” added Fulwilder. Time has a way of healing old there is art. Art in public places, in homes, on fences, on roads and on wounds and justice sometimes prebuildings. Art is one of the means by vails. The legalization of reservation which the two tribes have held onto gaming and years spent in court to their identity. to reclaim their water rights, coupled with far-sighted business savvy, gave the tribe a new lease on life. The exclusive Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort with a world-class golf course, theme parks, five star spas, and other tourism attractions, now occupy space along public works buildings, medical clinics, state-ofthe-art schools and museums that now grace the once-devastated reservations. But it is the murals, paintings and Denver Election Commission sculptors that grace every nook and 303 W. Colfax Ave Dept. 101 cranny of the reservations that speak Denver, CO 80204 the loudest about the preservation of a people’s culture. Fulwilder is a humble man; he would be the last to Early Voting begins October 23rd! Call or check the website for more details! admit that it is his works that stand out amidst the plethora of art grac720.913.VOTE (8683) or http://denvergov.org/elections/ ing the reservations. This is because Remember to bring your ID when voting! the tribe’s most famous muralist was also the artist who illustrated the original life-sized “flash cards” for the O’Odham-Piipaash Language Program in the early 90s that would

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Dining Detective: Ode to the sweet potato
Have you ever noticed how pop- and roasted pears ular food trends seem to cycle every ($9). few years and the same ingrediStrings offers a listing of pastas ents keep popping up in menus in addition to the full entrees. These across town? A few years ago it are served in portions that can easwas the combination of gorgon- ily satisfy any appetite, though, so zola cheese and pears. It seemed as unlike the traditional meals of the though everyone was putting these Italians I would not recommend in salads, on pizzas, in desserts, in both pasta and an entee. Choose appetizer spreads: everywhere you either and you will be happy. One looked you saw blue cheese and of the most popular new addipears. Well it's tions to the fall happening again, menu is the and this time it's Roasted Turkey the sweet potato. 1700 Humboldt Pasta with walI'm sure that nuts, cranberry 303.860.9579 almost everyone beans, and yes, www.stringsrestaurant.com sweet potatoes has witnessed the sweet potato ($15). This dish French fry or the is both light sweet potato chip; these have been and filling. For a less adventurous around for years. But now that I've palette you might try the Penne had the opportunity to check out Bagutta with chicken, mushrooms, the new menu at Strings, I see that broccoli and a spicy tomato cream it's expanded even further into the sauce ($16). This is among my mainstream. favorite pasta dishes in the area Strings, an upscale restaurant and the portion is large enough on the corner of Humbolt and E. to bring some home for lunch the 17th, has been a popular desti- next day. nation for many years. They feaMy mouth still waters when I ture seasonal menus of top-notch think about the Seared Scallops cuisine, and you cannot help but served with sweet potato flan and feel that you are being completely Brussels sprouts ($24). The scalpampered by the excellent wait lops are thick and meaty and the staff. They make you feel genuinely flan sweet and light. This was welcome and seem sincere in their a very interesting combination of desire to provide you with a lovely sweet and savory that I began to experience. On the evening of our crave again the very next day. visit, the waiter was pleasantly For dessert our waiter recomcandid about the menu items and mended the Banana Foster Bread we felt we had our own personal Pudding with vanilla ice cream confidante to steer us in the right (made in-house) and Jack Daniels direction. The interior is divided creme anglais ($7). As a fan of the into many small areas, offering a banana in any form, I am hard small degree of privacy. There are pressed to find anything negative also some patio spaces for warmer about any dish with this as an weather. ingredient. I do think, though, that As for our Ode, the first encoun- they need to increase the porter came with Sweet Potato Skin tion of the ice cream, which is appetizers ($8). Let's discuss this little more than a dollop, and the concept for a moment. In order creme anglais was a decorative to make these, you first bake a swirl rather than an actual part of potato, slice it into halves or quar- the dish. I should also note that ters and scrape out the bulk of the the dessert menu offers "pairings," pulp for use in another dish. The recommending dessert wines to 11⁄4 inch of remaining flesh is then accompany your selections. At $19 topped with gruyere, and placed a glass, however, we opted to pass under the broiler until the cheese on the pudding partner. is melted. For presentation these In reading this you can see are sprinkled with red pepper and that the difficulties with this meal a dollop of creme fraiche. It did look came at the beginning and the quite fetching, however for $8.00 I end. Everything in between was would have liked to see a bit more absolutely fabulous. I also have substance. Knowing that this was, no doubt that there are other new in reality, an economical handling menu items are worth exploring. of the part of the potato they would Strings isn't the place to drop in have thrown away, I did feel a bit for a casual dinner. Dinner for two underwhelmed. with shared appetizers and dessert Fortunately, our salad course will run you around $100 before made up for this initial short- tip. But if you want a truly special coming. I enjoyed a very gener- night that isn't going to completely ous and delightfully creamy Caesar bankrupt your wallet; this is an salad ($8), and my dining compan- excellent and highly recommended ion swooned over the warm goat choice.*** cheese topping her mixed greens

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I love living in North Denver. head after his shift is I love that I can pop across the over. The third guy—“later afterstreet to the Edgewater Inn and noon man,” is the most brash. He get mouth-watering pizza. I mar- sashays directly up to car windows unabashedly vel, as I walk around Be Brave anddue. He’s the demands his only one Sloan’s Lake and hear more languages than and Own the that has approached me in my yard. The rest just I can identify, at the Solution leer at me during their diversity of cultures, traffic lulls. It makes me religions and ethnicities. I love walking into Common want to get as far away from North Grounds, knowing that the clerk Denver as possible. will believe me when I tell her that Don’t get me wrong—I’m willing I forgot my punch card last time I to help these guys out. I’ve offered was in—would she please stamp it them and their precursors $10 twice? (Note: don’t even think about an hour for assistance with yard doing this unless it’s true!) I love work and other household chores. that every time I meet my friend I’ve always been turned down. I Dixie for an entrepreneurial brain- don’t get it—is there a panhandler’s storming session, we can select union that prevents them from taka different North Denver meeting ing side jobs? Who knows? I do spot and we’re never disappointed. know that they like to congregate I love walking up Tennyson to the under my neighbor’s tree when he Smiley Library where I am always is not at home. Often I pop into his greeted cordially and that the tell- yard while I am doing my gardening ers at Community Bank know me and collect the beer cans, cigarette even though I’m pretty sure I’m butts and whiskey bottles. Perhaps not their biggest depositor. (Heaven there are some folks on street corhelp us all if I am!) And now we ners who are using the money to have our own flea market. Small feed their kids, but I can guarantee town nirvana in the midst of the you it’s not the trio of guys in my big city! little corner of the world. There is, however, one thing that And that’s what makes me angry. mars this blissful landscape. Before They don’t own it. They don’t own I tell what it is, let me clarify that I what they are doing to our commuknow my opinion won’t be welcomed nity with their drinking, littering, by everyone. That’s okay—that’s trespassing and loitering. They play just another thing I love about North on the infinite compassion of my Denver—the ability to express one’s North Denver neighbors and ridiopinion and be loved (or at least cule them by abusing it, harming tolerated) anyway. I should also tell themselves and others. These men you, before revealing my peeve, that may have hearts of gold below the my political opinions generally fall surface and they may be someone’s on the left-hand side of moderate. beloved brothers, uncles, and sons, In my not-too-distant past, I was but like it or not-- perception is a social worker and grant-writer reality and the perception they give for human service agencies. In my of North Denver is not good. The wedding business there is toler- message they send is that this is ance for everyone’s beliefs and a an unsafe place to live and work. fostering of a live-and-let-live phi- Period. They need to own what they losophy. I preach compassion and are doing is detrimental to North I try to practice what I preach. You Denver. Since I don’t see that hapmight find my take on the issue I’m pening any time soon, I suggest we about to discuss a bit at odds with all own what we might be doing to my proclaimed beliefs, but I assure contribute to the problem. you, when you consider the big picThe message being sent is conture, it makes perfect sense. trary to what we have worked so I also preach responsibility. My hard to promulgate for our commuperpetual advice (ad nauseam) to nity. I don’t think people are saying my children is, “own it.” If you hurt “Hey, let’s vacation in Denver, I someone, own it; made a mistake, hear they’re really compassionate own it; were unkind, own it. In there—there are vagrants on every short, if you messed up or failed to corner!” More often than not, these live up to your potential in any way guys shuttle over to North Denver (welcome to the human race), own from nearby Lakewood, Edgewater it, then do the best you can to make and Wheat Ridge where there are amends and learn from your mis- ordinances against panhandling. take. Ask for help if you need it, but Great! Come to Denver—the pandon’t blame others, don’t play the handler’s panacea! victim, don’t perpetuate the probAnd if you are easing your conlem. Own that what you do always science with the notion that you impacts others in some way. are helping out a fellow human in There is one segment of my need, then think again. You’re not neighbors with whom I take issue. I helping. Own it. Your money is conown it. That would be the panhan- tributing to alcoholism, vandalism dlers that work the corner in front of and crime in North Denver. (While my home and business daily. They we’re at it—there’s no rich Nigerian work the corner in shifts and each widow who will send you money has his own technique. The morn- through the Internet, either!) I ing shift panhandler employs the don’t think anyone with a heart “lost and forlorn” approach, looking really wants these guys to “just appropriately pathetic in his ragged disappear”--that would be an even clothing. I bet he makes the most worse message to send about how money. In fact, I’d almost buy his we treat our fellow man in North need, if I didn’t see him occasion- Denver. But how about we assist ally high-fiving his comrades in glee our less fortunate societal members and immediately losing his limp in a socially responsible way? Our when his shift is over. The second responsibility is to all of our neighshift guy utilizes the “longing for bors. Panhandlers are sending a a cheeseburger” approach. Oddly clear message that my beautiful enough, they must have begun North Denver is not worth it. 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Caffeine reduces Alzheimer's risk
If you think that your daily cups of coffee only provide you with alertness after you wake up or during the day, think again. Long-term intake of caffeine, the major constituent in coffee and tea, has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in mice that develop the disease. In a study just published on-line in the journal Neuroscience, researchers at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute in Tampa, Florida, are reporting that caffeine intake equivalent to five cups of coffee a day in humans, protects Alzheimer’s mice against otherwise certain memory impairment and reduces Alzheimer’s pathology in their brains. An earlier study in humans hinted that caffeine was protective against Alzheimer’s disease by showing that Alzheimer’s patients consumed markedly less caffeine during the 20 years preceding disease diagnosis compared with age-matched individuals without Alzheimer’s disease. “We wanted to test the ability of dietary caffeine intake to protect against Alzheimer’s disease in a highly controlled study in Alzheimer’s mice where the only variable that was different between groups was whether caffeine was in their drinking water or not,” says Dr. Gary Arendash, Ph.D, lead researcher in the study. Not only was the memory of Alzheimer’s mice protected by the human equivalent of five cups of coffee per day (500 mg/day), but levels of an abnormal brain protein that most researchers believe causes the disease were reduced. This abnormal protein, called betaamyloid, is formed by the actions of two enzymes on a much larger protein called APP, which extends through the cell membrane of brain cells. The two enzymes (BACE and PS1) cut APP in specific places, resulting in beta-amyloid formation. Once formed, beta-amyloid molecules aggregate into “plaques” within the brain, causing death and dysfunction of cells, especially in brain areas important for learning and memory. The researchers found that caffeine reduces the level of both BACE and PS1 enzymes, thus resulting in much less of the dangerous beta-amyloid protein. Even when the researchers administered caffeine to aged Alzheimer’s mice that already had high levels of beta-amyloid in their brains, caffeine intake resulted in lower beta-amyloid levels. This finding suggests that even individuals who already have the disease could benefit from a moderate daily intake of caffeine. “Some of the current therapeutics being developed against Alzheimer’s disease involve synthetic compounds capable of suppressing either BACE or PS1 enzymes in the brain,” Dr. Arendash says. “It appears we have found a totally natural and very safe dietary compound for most of us, namely caffeine that suppresses both of these enzymes. This is the most likely way that caffeine is protecting our mice against Alzheimer’s disease, although there are several other possible mechanisms,” adds Arendash.

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For an 8-ounce serving, drip coffee typically contains 100 mg caffeine, tea contains about 35 mg caffeine, and soft drinks contain 25 mg caffeine. “The results of our study add Alzheimer’s disease to a growing list of age-related diseases where caffeine or coffee appear to reduce the risk,” says Dr. Arendash. Long-term intake of caffeine and/or coffee has been linked to reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, suicide risk, and colorectal cancer. Although caffeine has been suspected of causing hypertension, a recent study showed that there is no association between caffeine consumption “in coffee” and blood pressure. By contrast, caffeine in sugared and diet soft drinks did increase the risk of hypertension. “Aside from its rich source of caffeine, coffee is the primary dietary source of antioxidants for Americans, which may be why drinking coffee does not seem to increase risk of hypertension,” says Dr. Arendash. Aside from consuming caffeine, Americans can take other precautions to decrease their risk for Alzheimer’s or delay the disease’s onset. These include: • Keeping cognitively active, exercising your brain • Eating a low-fat diet rich in antioxidants • Keeping weight, blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check. ***

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Energy: A National Security Emergency
It is exciting to be surrounded by so many talented individuals who are committed to the objective of greater energy independence for the United States. I believe that in the future, the United States can be energy self sufficient or nearly so. Over the long term, we have the resources and the ingenuity to achieve this goal. The crucial question is what happens between now and then. Will we achieve this goal rapidly through a coherent and resolute national policy that takes advantage of America’s natural assets to create new economic opportunities, a cleaner environment, and improved national security? Or will we achieve our objective only after many years of widespread economic pain and national vulnerability caused by scarcity, terrorist attacks, market shocks, and foreign manipulation of our energy supplies? We must move now to address our energy vulnerability because sufficient investment cannot happen overnight, and it will take years to build supporting infrastructure and to change behavior. In other words, by the time a sustained energy crisis fully motivates market forces, we are likely to be well past the point where we can save ourselves from extensive suffering. Our motivation will come too late and the resulting investment will come too slowly to prevent the severe economic and national security consequences of our oil dependence. This is the very essence of a problem requiring citizen, business, and governmental action. Six Threats I will describe our energy dilemma as a six-pronged threat to national security. First, oil supplies are vulnerable to natural disasters, wars, and terrorist attacks that can disrupt the lifeblood of the international economy. Within the last year, the international flow of oil has been disrupted by hurricanes, unrest in Nigeria, and continued sabotage in Iraq. In late February of this year, terrorists penetrated the outer defenses of Saudi Arabia’s largest oil processing facility with car bombs before being repulsed. Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations have openly declared their intent to attack oil facilities to inflict pain on Western economies. Second, as large industrializing nations such as China and India seek new energy supplies, oil and natural gas will become more expensive. In the long run we will face the prospect that the world’s supply of oil may not be abundant and accessible enough to support continued economic growth in both the industrialized West and in large rapidly growing economies. As we approach the point where the world’s oil- hungry economies are competing for insufficient supplies of energy, oil will become an even stronger magnet for conflict. Third, adversarial regimes from Venezuela, to Iran, to Russia are using energy supplies as leverage against their neighbors. We are used to thinking in terms of conventional warfare between nations, but energy is becoming a weapon of choice for those who possess it. Nations experiencing a cutoff of energy supplies, or even the threat of a cutoff, may become desperate, increasing the chances of armed conflict, terrorism, and economic collapse. Fourth, the revenues flowing to authoritarian regimes often increase corruption in those countries and allow them to insulate themselves from international pressure and the democratic aspirations of their own peoples. We are transferring hundreds of billions of dollars each year to some of the least accountable regimes in the world- some are using this money to invest abroad in terrorism. Fifth, the threat of climate change has been made worse by inefficient and unclean use of nonrenewable energy. In the long run this could bring drought, famine, disease, and mass migration. Sixth, much of the developing world is being hit hard by rising energy costs, which often cancel the benefits of our foreign assistance. Each of these six threats from energy dependence is becoming more acute as time passes. The Vulnerability of a SuperPower The vulnerability of the United States rests on some basic factors. With less than 5 percent of the world’s population, our nation consumes 25 percent of its oil. World demand for oil and other forms of energy is rapidly increasing. Within 25 years, the world will need 50 percent more energy than it does now. If oil prices average $60 a barrel through 2006 - a figure that we are currently well above - we will spend about $320 billion on oil imports this year. This is roughly the same amount that the United States has spent on the war and reconstruction effort in Iraq. These conditions might be negotiable in the short and medium terms if oil resided with responsible, secure producers who maximize production during periods of elevated demand. But just the opposite is true. According to PFC Energy, about 79 percent of the world’s oil supply is controlled by state-run oil companies. These governments profoundly affect prices through politicized investment and production decisions. The vast majority of these oil assets are afflicted by at least one of three problems: lack of investment, political manipulation, or the threat of instability and terrorism. As recently as four years ago, spare production capacity exceeded world oil consumption by about 10 percent. As world demand for oil has rapidly increased in the last few years, spare capacity has declined to less than 2 percent. Thus, even minor disruptions of oil can drive up prices. Our current dependence on imported oil has put the United States in a position that no great power should tolerate. Our economic health is subject to forces far beyond our control, including the decisions of hostile countries. We maintain a massive military presence overseas, partly to preserve our oil lifeline. One conservative estimate puts U.S. oil-dedicated military expenditures in the Middle East at $50 billion per year. But there is no guarantee that even our unrivaled military forces can prevent an energy disaster. We have lost leverage on the international stage and are daily exacerbating the problem by participating in an enormous wealth transfer to authoritarian nations that happen to possess the commodity that our economy can least do without. The New Energy Realism Rising energy prices, news reports of hostile oil producers, and the energy shocks experienced after the Katrina and Rita hurricanes, have awakened Americans to our energy vulnerability. I have described “a shifting balance of realism” from those who believe in the immutability of oil domination of our economy and a laissez faire approach to energy policy to those who recognize that our nation has no choice but to seek a major reorientation in the way we get our energy. Fewer pro-oil commentators still assert that dependence on oil is simply a choice of the marketplace and government can and should do little to change it. I believe that there is a growing consensus behind the new energy realism. Gasoline prices are beginning to have some effect on the automobile choices of American consumers. Sales of SUVs were down 15 percent in the first half of 2006 compared with the same period in 2005. Sales of compact cars, by comparison, rose 8 percent. Progress is also appearing in the investment world. The entrepreneurial vanguard that brought us the Internet and transformed telecommunications is turning its attention to alternative energy. According to data compiled by VentureOne, venture capital targeted at alternative energy projects more than tripled to $315 million in the first half of 2006 compared to the first half of 2005. As a political issue, energy has been elevated to a status that is roughly equivalent to health care or education. No politician on the national scene can afford to ignore energy. Embracing realism, but avoiding action Unfortunately, although many Americans are embracing the idea of changing our energy destiny, they have not committed themselves to the action steps required to achieve an alternative future. In fact, advancements in American energy security have been painfully slow during 2006, and political leadership has been defensive, rather than pro-active. One can point with appreciation to a few positive trends, as I have just done, but these are small steps forward in the context of our larger vulnerability. If our economy is crippled by an oil embargo, if terrorists succeed in disrupting our oil lifeline, or if we slide into a war because oil wealth has emboldened antiAmerican regimes, it will not matter that before disaster struck, the American public and its leaders gained a new sense of realism about our vulnerability. It will not matter that we were producing marginally more ethanol than before or that consumers are more willing to consider hybrids and other alternative vehicles. Not all indices and measures of energy progress are even moving in the right direction. The American people are angered by $3.00 gasoline, but they are still buying it in record quantities. Gasoline consumption during the 2006 July 4 holiday was up 2 percent from a year earlier and consumers bought 10 percent more gasoline in the

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begin the slow process of returning the Pima and Maricopa languages to the children of the reservations. After high school Fulwilder followed in his family's footsteps and became a brick layer. But in 1993 a medicine man from Gila River told him that he needed to help bring back the tribe’s language. Fulwilder began the painstakingly slow process of illustrating a series of hand-painted posters with traditional Maricopa and

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on the ceiling of the rotunda of the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort on the Gila River Reservation. The focal point of the resort's multi-million dollar facility, the mural consists of ten separate panels and took two years to complete. It is beyond huge depicting the creation myths of the two tribes, the art, hunting, games, songs and dances of the tribes. There is a panel that pays tribute to the elders and a panel that comes full circle back to

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"Our conflict pursues Avnery, The war between Lebanon and Israel has ended, yet our president in the North, the Center and the is accused of complicity and of giving South is a political one and may the green light to Tsahal for invasion not be resolved but through politiof Lebanon. Faced with the cata- cal means. The army is the worst strophic result, moral and material, instrument for this purpose. If this of the operation, and under pres- can penetrate the conscience of the sure from the international com- Israelis, something good can yet munity, the Administration finally come out of this war." Can this penetrate pressured Israel into a the conscience of Mr. halt of hostilities. The initial objective, A problem of Bush? That is the questhe total elimination of credibility tion. Hezbollah, has, howTo this question, a forever, not been abanmer American president doned, neither by Mr. Bush, nor by has just given a clear but pessimishis privileged ally. Simply speaking tic answer, talking to Der Spiegel, there has been a change in tactics. namely as to whether President The recent flare-up of violence in Bush has learned any lessons from the Middle East and the 34-day war his erring in Iraq, and has resumed between the two neighbors is not a a multilateral and international question of armed forces or of "ter- policy. Mr. Carter answers: "I think rorism." It is a question of future that the Administration has learned political vision, and the answer the lesson. I see however, no indicamay not soon originate in Tel-Aviv tion that it is ready to admit the or Washington, since that is where slightest errors or miscalculations, the deviation from sound political let alone that it needs a lesson. I thinking has its roots. It is there see no indication of reconciliation that urgent straightening ought to between this Administration and be made, if the Administration is to other countries. Currently I think put the Near East back on the trail the United States and Israel are of normalcy and pacific coexistence isolated from the rest of the world, between peoples. as the US has never been for genUnder our eyes, we have the erations." remarkable failure of Tsahal. The In other words, with Mr. Bush, author is the famed pacifist Uri there is no hope whatsoever. Avnery. Having analyzed the causes At the end of the analysis, we of the failure, this author reaches find a key to the crisis in the Mid the following conclusion: The prin- East: The weight of an America, cipal lesson of the war, beyond whose government is more and more military analysis, is summarized in manifestly manipulated by a domia few words: "There is no military nating minority, where petroleum solution. Even a strong army can- interests criss-cross with a preachnot defeat a guerilla organization, ing of an anachronistic vision of the because a guerilla is a political Orient and its peoples. Bible and phenomenon. See the example of petrol wells form a highly explosive Northern Ireland, the Basque region combination, with ruinous effects, in Spain, French Algeria, etc." for the last six years.***

Pima symbols, incorporating basic words from the two tribes' languages. These poster-sized signs were used to teach children on the reservation the building blocks of the languages that had been almost forgotten. In the process Fulwilder’s imagination was set on fire with a vision to create a lasting body of art representing his people. “My vosk, my grandfather, he taught me about ceremonies and traditional ways, about our tribes culture. My mom had to raise us in the city, but my vosk he always told me one day I would be back here where I belonged and would be responsible for remembering all he taught me. I knew after getting involved with the language program what I was supposed to do. I was connected and I needed to help others feel connected.” smiled Fulwilder. His largest and most prolific piece is a humongous story mural painted

the future of the tribe: the youth. Most of Fulwilder’s work, however, is in the community. It can be seen literally everywhere. From schools to telecommunication buildings, Fullwilder has filled the reservations with art that represents the heart and soul of his people. He ironically never titles his works. “I call all my work Himdag…the way of our people. I paint what I am connected to, the land, the work, the ritual, the ancestors, and the future,” said Fulwilder. The self-taught artist is pragmatic about the future of the reservations. “We are finally moving forward with our dream for education, healthcare and economic stability. Artists, like myself are here to ensure that our ways are always part of where we go. It is important to be connected,” sighs Fulwilder. You can contact Fulwilder at penrosef@yahoo.com. ***

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Brick, Stucco, Stone, Cement, Tuckpointing

RESTORATION and REPAIRS
Use the local repairman trusted by Denver’s best preservationists and realtors
6 Generations of Bricklayers and Stonemasons

Established 1982

Exceptionally reliable, references available Please call: office 720-493-0217 cell 303-618-5321

Call Mark 303-420-0536

Brick Specialists
Restoration • Color Matching Tuck Pointing • Repair Residential • Commercial Licensed • Bonded • Insured
Before After

Roofing

Glass & Screens
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phone 303.875.6111

Massage
neuromuscular therapy & manual lymph drainage
Kelly Su Lim, CNMT

Trees
mojay@dim.com

Member, International Society of Arboriculture

Jay Austern, Arborist
4291 Lowell Boulevard (SW corner of 44th & Lowell) MWF 9-4 303.477.5567 www.onthetablemassage.com

Family Owned and Operated
off service with this ad

HR Services

$10

for natural pain relief

Caretaker of the urban forest

Individualized care for your shrubs and trees. Maximize the Value of your Landscape Call Today for a Free Estimate and Evaluation

(303) 433-9233 4460 W. 29th Avenue

Pet Sitting

Roxanne’s Pet Service Pet Sitting for:
Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish, Snakes, etc. Dog Walking
since 1989

Home Remodeling
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NORTH DENVER NEWS

October 6, 2006 September 5, 2003