Friday, September 30, 2011
A video released today showing scenes from the Orange county, Florida jail shows a jailed Casey Anthony reacting to December 2008 news that a child's body had been found in the woods near her family's Orlando home.
Defense attorney Jose Baez attempted to keep the video under court seal arguing that the video was privileged under HIPPA medical privacy rules. The court this week disagreed, and released the jail video to be viewed as any normal public document can be.
In the video, a restrained Anthony is seen in a chair in a waiting room at the Orange county jail on December 8, 2008, when news is broadcast on a television in the room, about the discovery of unidentified child's bones in the woods near the Anthony home.
She is seem to be looking up at the TV briefly then doubling over and hyperventilating but not looking back at the television again. The jail video had been sealed from public view by the judge and not allowed in the trial.
Speculation is that since she admitted at trial that she knew daughter Caylee Anthony was dead, having died in a pool accident, that the video shows evidence that she knew where the 2-year old was buried, and when the news account was broadcast, she was shocked that a body had been found.
That she didn't look back at the TV so see more of what the news was, indicates she already knew the body found in the woods was that of Caylee's.
Other's speculate that she was distraught because she didn't know where Caylee was buried.
Of the five components used by University of Florida researchers to measure confidence, four edged upward. Expectations, for instance, that personal finances would rise in the coming year went up five points to 78. In addition, consumer anticipation that the U.S. economy will improve in the coming year rose by one point to 52.
There was also a four-point increase to 66 in the overall expectation that the country will see economic gains during the next five years. Meanwhile, confidence that now is a good time to purchase retail big ticket items, such as laptops and cars, rose six points to 74. http://news.ufl.edu/2011/09/27/cc0911/
Update: Jazzlyn successfully went through the X-Factor Bookcamp and on to the final 32, spending her days in France at judge Simon Cowell's estate with seven other girl singers. Cowell, however on the October 18th show airing, cut her from the competition, Jazzlyn therefore not making it to the live show with the final 16 singers returning back to the U.S.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Water Management Workers Complete Projects Around Lake O
CLEWISTON, FL. -- By taking advantage of low water levels that extended into the summer wet season, the South Florida Water Management District was able to complete several successful environmental enhancement projects, such as planting native trees and bulrush and stocking apple snail eggs.
Much of the work was completed in the spring and early summer when water levels were extremely low around Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee Estuary. After the initial work, the projects continue to be maintained as the plantings now are taking root and flourishing.
Among the Lake area projects completed or underway:
· Trees were planted around Lake Okeechobee, including 2,000 pond apples on the Rita Island berm, 660 cypress trees along the rim canal and 70 new cypress trees at Jaycee Park in Okeechobee.
· Bulrush planting was started on approximately 12 acres at the Harney Pond Canal marsh and the Clewiston Cut marsh to protect areas where muck was previously removed.
· Apple snail eggs were produced at a newly constructed hatchery at Lemkin Creek in Okeechobee County as part of a joint effort with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The eggs were subsequently transplanted to Lake Okeechobee as the preferred food source for the endangered snail kite.
· Vallisneria, a type of aquatic plant, was installed in cages along the Caloosahatchee Estuary, to re-establish the tape grass, which is critical to the food web in the sensitive estuary environment.
· Surveying was conducted in Lake Okeechobee's littoral zone and marsh to identify locations for future muck removal or tilling.
Lake Okeechobee is at 11.13 feet NGVD, which remains more than 3.5 feet below average for this time of year when wet season rains would typically have filled the lake.
This is the third time in five years that the District has taken advantage of drought conditions in Lake Okeechobee to perform environmental improvements. In 2007 and 2008, extremely low water levels allowed access to remove decayed vegetation and hurricane-stirred organic matter along the shoreline. The work helped to improve water clarity, reduce phosphorus levels and foster new growth of aquatic vegetation when lake levels increased.
LABELLE, FL. -- Fall is here now! How's your electrical and air conditioning system working?
Cox Air Conditioning and Electric, serving the area since 1960, is offering a special air conditioner check-up for LaBelle and western Hendry and Glades county residents for $59.95, with $10 off thru October, only if you mention you read this online here.
Includes checking freon level check, clean drain line and coils, electrical, thermostat, ductwork and filters check, and more.
If you have any maintenance needs, AC and electrical contractor Cox Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc. is here in Hendry and Glades county for you. Call (863) 675-0022.
Located at 99 North Industrial Loop in LaBelle with a complete inventory and parts counter, James A. Steedley, Karen, and crew are ready for your needs in refrigeration, ice machines, sheet metal, and anything electrical.
Since 1960, serving the area's commercial and residential community in air conditioning, electrical repairs, maintenance, and installation.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
At the age of 3, her father bought a mule from Mrs. Beatrice Anderson, and she wanted her name to be Beatryce too. So it was. She received her elementary education at Douglas Jr. High School in Trenton and then went to Bettis Academy and Jr. College in Trenton. She was brought up and baptized in Science Hill Baptist Church at the age of 12, in Edgefield County, S.C. She held the position of Secretary of the Usher Board, until moving to New York at the age of 18.
From a child Beatryce always wanted to be a nurse. Well she made it, graduated from LPN School in 1965. Went on to school and graduated from RN School in 1969 with an A.A.S. Went on to get her B.S. in Nursing in 1972 and her M.S., C.M.H. in 1973. She worked in different churches as she moved around, finally settling in Paradise Temple of Truth, founded by her son, the late Rev. Larry R. Tillman.
She was married to the late Joseph Waters on August 3, 1972. They came to Florida in 1995, where her husband preceded her in death in 1996. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, Key Women of America Inc since 1973 and a member of the Kiwanis since 1998.
She is survived by her one daughter: Sweet J. Love and husband of Brooklyn, NY; one son: Arkeen Salah Dunlap of Copiaque, NY; one daughter-in-law: Hawwah Salah Dunlap aka Lucille Townsend; 20 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; five godchildren: Phyllis Elmore, Cassandra Parker, Efrain Martell Jr., Michael Owens (Fahiym) and Frederick Townsend (Tah-Ba) five sisters: Ruth Macklin and husband, Maggie Viola Hickerson and husband, Louise Williams, Earlene G. Foster and Lethella Smith, many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 24 at Grace Baptist Church, LaBelle, FL with Rev. Jeffrey Zimmerman and Pastor Benny McCloud officiating.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle
Saw palmetto no benefit as prostate remedy
The fruit of the saw palmetto tree, harvested commonly in South Florida fields, does not relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate, even when men take the herbal supplement in very high doses, a new study shows.
The research is published Sept. 28, 2011, in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Many older U.S. men take saw palmetto extract in an attempt to reduce bothersome symptoms of a swollen prostate, including frequent urination and a sense of urgency. Its use in Europe is even more widespread because doctors often recommend saw palmetto over more traditional drug treatments.
Results of the new study may settle an ongoing debate over the effectiveness of saw palmetto for a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Earlier studies of the supplement have produced conflicting results, and none have evaluated the benefits of saw palmetto in high doses.
In the current study, however, men took up to three times the standard dose of saw palmetto.
"Now we know that even very high doses of saw palmetto make absolutely no difference," says co-author Gerald Andriole, MD, the Robert K. Royce Distinguished Professor and chief of urologic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "Men should not spend their money on this herbal supplement as a way to reduce symptoms of enlarged prostate because it clearly does not work any better than a sugar pill."
The multi-center study, led by Michael Barry, MD, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, involved more than 300 men ages 45 and older who had moderate symptoms suggestive of an enlarged prostate, such as frequent urination, difficulty emptying their bladders and a weak urine stream. The men were randomly selected to receive a daily dose of saw palmetto extract, beginning at 320 milligrams, or an identical-looking placebo pill with the same distinctive smell and taste.
After 24 weeks, the saw palmetto dosage was increased to 640 milligrams a day, and after another 24 weeks, to 960 milligrams a day – triple the standard dose. In all, men took saw palmetto or a placebo for nearly 17 months. Neither the physicians nor the patients knew who was taking what regimen until the end of the study.
The researchers found that among men who took saw palmetto, prostate problems improved slightly but not more than in men taking a placebo.
"We commonly see this in clinical trials," Andriole explains. "Patients often report an improvement in symptoms because they are taking something, even if it is a placebo. But in this study, there was no benefit to taking saw palmetto over the placebo."
The researchers found that saw palmetto had no greater effect than the placebo on BPH symptoms as well as other conditions related to an enlarged prostate such as waking at night to urinate, PSA level and bladder control.
About half of all men over age 50 have BPH, which becomes more common as men age. If urination becomes difficult or painful, Andriole advises men to visit their physician. Several approved medications, such as alpha-blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, are available to successfully treat the condition.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine; and the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. Saw palmetto fruit extract and matching placebo were donated by Rottapharm/Madaus, Cologne, Germany.
The study was conducted under an Investigational New Drug Application from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Barry MJ, Andriole GL, McVary, KT et al for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Urological Symptoms Study Group. Effect of increasing doses of saw palmetto extract on lower urinary tract symptoms. Journal of the American Medical Association. Sept. 28, 2011.
Source: Washington University School of Medicine
Note: In Southwest Florida "berry picking" and the selling of "bolitas" is big business. Mexican workers typically invade private properties, harvesting the berries without permission from property owners, selling the berries to wholesalers who take the harvest to processing plants, where the extract is eventually made into pills commonly sold by direct mail through television and radio ads.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
- Michigan and Ohio – 25.72
- Minnesota and the eastern half of North Dakota – 24.06
- Northeastern quarter of Colorado, Nebraska and the southeastern quarter of Wyoming – 24.51
- Montana, northwestern quarter of Wyoming and the western half of North Dakota – 24.08
- Idaho, Oregon and Washington – 22.90
- California – 24.76
- Florida – 18.16
- Hawaii - 17.46 (18.75 cents per pound if stored on the mainland)
- Louisiana - 19.52
- Texas – 18.69
- Florida – $27.59 per net ton
- Hawaii – $26.42 per net ton
- Louisiana – $27.48 per gross ton
- Texas – $22.70 per gross ton
Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 79.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 10.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 7.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 82.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"Last week saw an impressive decline in crude oil and gasoline futures, and accordingly, motorists in most areas of the U.S. have seen retail gasoline prices decline. In some areas, price have outright plunged to under $3/gal," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. "While social networking sites are abuzz about the decline, be warned that the market does remain extremely sensitive to geopolitical issues and refinery maintenance season is right around the corner," DeHaan adds.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
5-Month Old Panthers Captured In Collier County
They may have lost their mother, but two 5-month-old Florida panther kittens have a good chance of survival, thanks to the efforts of staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, White Oak Conservation Center in North Florida and a volunteer with Big Cypress National Preserve.
FWC biologists began tracking the kittens' mother in February. She was captured, collared and released. In May, they examined and marked her three kittens on private land in Lee County.
On Sept. 14, a mortality signal from the mother's collar was detected during a routine telemetry flight. Her skeletal remains were located later that day. The cause of death is unknown.
Knowing orphaned kittens cannot survive long in the wild without their mother, biologists worked quickly to capture the kittens. Remote cameras and traps were set. Several days went by with no activity, and hope the kittens would be found alive was fading.
That is until Thursday. FWC biologists checked the cameras and found pictures of two panther kittens.
This morning, two kittens were trapped together in a single trap. It is believed that only two of the three kittens survived to this age. They were successfully rescued and transported via private plane to White Oak Conservation Center, where they will be raised and conditioned for a future return to the wild.
"Losing a mother panther in the prime of her life is tough," said Darrell Land, FWC biologist and panther team leader. "But we hope we can finish the job she started by raising her kittens so they can be returned to the wild. With only 100-160 adult panthers remaining in South Florida, every individual is important."
Thursday, September 22, 2011
LABELLE, FL. -- Many are Facebook users, conveniently keeping all their friends and favorites on one handy site. Southwest Florida Online/Sunday Morning News now has a convenient Facebook page where readers may check in, "like", add stories, comments, and have a bit of fun.
Ustream.tv Live video will be available from time to time. (Click "Ustream Live" at the left side of the Facebook page.) Past recorded video is playing at this time including the LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival Parade.
Link: Southwest Florida Online On Facebook
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The electric went off for residents in Port LaBelle starting about 6:45 and didn't come back on until two hours later. A power wire was down on Helms Road, causing the widespread outage.
Hendry county sheriff deputies took at least one call to assist a Port LaBelle residence having difficulty due to the electric outage.
Power was out at the LaBelle High School Thursday morning but restored about 7:30 a.m.
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharran, announced this week the filing of a motion to amend the forfeiture and civil money laundering complaint originally filed in April 2011, in the matter of United States v. PokerStars, et. al.
and money laundering offenses.
pockets of their most loyal customers while blithely lying to both players and the public alike about the safety and security of the money deposited with the company."
Poker owed approximately $390 million to players around the world, including approximately $150 million to United States players.
In June 2011, after the ability to collect funds from U.S. online gamblers, Lederer reported to others at Full Tilt Poker that there was only approximately $6 million left on deposit, and therefore no realistic ability to repay its new depositors. Similarly, in an internal email dated June 12, 2011, Bitar worried about a "run on the bank" by Full Tilt Poker customers.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
LAKEPORT, FL. -- Fires are burning in Lake Okeechobee, the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the U.S. The wildfire is the result of low water levels and lightning starting fires on the wild grasses growing from the lake bottom. It is feared the fires may increase to 12,000 acres if not controlled soon.
Wednesday Morning, the Florida Forest Service reported that the wildfire within the lake has increased to 120 acres.
The fire is named the Indian Prairie Fire and first reported Tuesday at 6 p.m. The fire is between Hunter Road which is to the northeast of the fire and the Indian Prairie Canal. The nearest intersection is Tomato Grade Road.
Historically, when conditions are at their driest, as they are currently, the lake catches on fire. The last time the lake caught on fire was in 2008.
Authorities Claim "Borderline" Hoarding/Puppy Mill Situation
CLEWISTON, FL. -- LaBelle Animal Control helped Tuesday to remove hundreds of dogs from a South Palm Street address in rural Hendry county.
Allen Pickles, LaBelle's animal control officer, says no charges are pending against the owner, while "no-kill" animal shelters in Broward, Palm Beach, Collier and Lee counties help take the majority of the dogs.
Complaints were coming in about Isabelle Ripoll Cruz who was taking in stray dogs and reportedly advertising as a breeder in Miami pet shops. Observers say some of the dogs were not in good shape when the owner offered to sell some of the dogs to prospective purchasers.
Animal welfare officials said no charges were to be made because the woman cooperated in relocating the animals from the rented 1.5 acre Montura Ranch Estates location at 545 S. Palm St. in rural central Hendry county, southwest of the city of Clewiston.
The owner was reportedly allowed to keep some of the older and sick dogs. The facility has been in business for over five years. Volunteers helped clean the pens and feed the dogs.
The situation at the site had been described as a "borderline" hoarding/puppy mill, with dogs reportedly sold to Miami area pet shops.
Update: Isabella and Jesus Cruz kept 12 of the dogs at their property. Clewiston Critter Care Animal Clinic, according to Allen Pickles, took 57 to their Clewiston facility and is helping the Cruz' nurse to health as needed the dogs at the Cruz' residence. The Cruz' had no business license and may be in violation of the law if pets were sold.
Suzanne M. Bonnell of the Clewiston Critter Care reports the dogs they accepted are well maintained, happy and very adoptable pets. All were microchipped, spayed or neutered and heartworm tested with negative results on Thursday, September 22 and they are available for adoption, she reports.
Bonnell said, "We have a set fee for all dogs/puppies which is $300. This includes the pets first years vaccinations and worming, spay / neuter, flea/tick prevention, heartworm test, first month's heartworm prevention, nationally registered microchip, 30 to 45 days of health insurance, reduced fee's for adopted pets for boarding or our doggy daycare and heartworm prevention."
Bonnell reports three dogs have been adopted as of Friday, September 23. The Animal Care Society, Inc. (dba Clewiston Critter Care Animal Clinic) can be reached at (863) 983-9145.
(Video: courtesy WPTV)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
She moved to Clewiston in February of 1974. Charlotte worked as a dispatcher for the Clewiston Police Department for many years and then at City Hall in the Utilities Department until her retirement in 1992. After her retirement, she was active as a Pink Lady Volunteer at Hendry General Hospital.
She moved to Melbourne in 1999 and attended CrossRoads Community Church, where she was active in Women of CrossRoads and Crafters. She also enjoyed her membership in the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by three daughters: Paula Balestra (Ray) of Indian Harbour Beach, Anita Bischel (Harold-deceased) of LaBelle, and Andrea D. Pflum of Clewiston; two sons: William Keith Pflum (Cynthia) and Eric S. Pflum (Mary), both of Clewiston; three grandsons: William J. Bischel (Nancy), Jason S. Bischel, and Christopher N. Balestra, and one great grandson, Jacob W. Bischel; four sisters: Ruth Newcomb, Jean Swails, Jacqueline Bruner, Carol Osborne; and two brothers: Vern Riser and Donald Riser.
Her memorial service was held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Clewiston Church of God, with Pastor Kurt Owen and Rev. Cliff Gobble officiating.
Jose Ramon Leyva, age 75, of Clewiston passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at home in Clewiston. Jose was born April 2, 1936 in Cuba. He is the son of the late Jose and the late Petra Roche (Miliam) Leyva.
He is survived by his wife: Dorothy (Flowers) Leyva; one daughter: Julia Leyva; one son: Michael (Jacqueline) Leyva; two sisters: Alexia Alfonso and Maria Lois Luke; he also has one grandson: Joseph Leyva.
The graveside service was held 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17 at Our Lady Queen Of Peace, 10941 Southern Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL with Chaplain Don Goodwin officiating. The funeral service was held 7:00 pm on Friday, September 16, 2011 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL.
Monday, September 19, 2011
"Trade issues have an enormous impact on the sugar industry and it is vital that our industry have a strong voice in Washington, D.C. Judy Sanchez brings that voice and nearly 20 years of experience and expertise to the table," said Robert Coker, senior vice president, public affairs in a press announcement.
"With the 2012 Farm Bill discussions underway, Ms. Sanchez' appointment could not have come at a more opportune time," Coker said. "With the national economy in shambles, it is more important than ever that we not allow subsidized foreign sugar to replace efficient American sugar farmers and export more American jobs overseas."
"With U.S. agricultural exports reaching record highs as our farmers and ranchers bring the American brand to more of the world consumers, agricultural trade is demonstrating once again its vital role in the health of our nation's economy," said Vilsak. "By serving on these committees, they have the opportunity to provide their expertise and knowledge to deliberations that influence U.S. trade policy, ultimately helping to grow, innovate and out-compete the rest of the world."
Congress established the advisory committee system in 1974 to ensure a private-sector voice in establishing U.S. agricultural trade policy objectives to reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative jointly manage the committees.
Advisory committee members provide advice and information to the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative on negotiating objectives, positions and other matters related to the development, implementation and administration of U.S. agricultural trade policy.
"This is both a great honor and opportunity for Ms. Sanchez and a great benefit for the sugar and sweetener industry," Coker said.
Sanchez is the senior director of corporate communications and public affairs and has worked in a public relations capacity for many years at U.S. Sugar Corp. for it's Clewiston office.
Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 84.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 2.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 88.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"It took the end of summer for a drop in retail gasoline prices, but I'm sure motorists won't complain that we're finally seeing some drops in prices," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. "We've seen wholesale prices continue to be somewhat volatile, but I believe as we enter October we'll see markets slowly quiet down with retail gasoline prices falling to $3.35-$3.55 on average by Thanksgiving, with the exception being typical hotspots on the West Coast," DeHaan adds.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County, Florida Commissioner Tristan Chapman will meet at LaBelle City Hall Monday, September 19th at 7 p.m. with citizens for a discussion about publicity surrounding the millage rate for the present tax year,
The County Commissioners have tentatively set the millage rate of 7.2894 which reflects an increase of 13.71% over the 6.5 millage rate which has been in effect for the last 5 years.
At the last BOCC meeting, Commissioner Chapman's motion to hold the maximum tax rate to 6.8294 mills (an increase of 5%), was rejected by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners.
Karau says, "Now is the time to become involved and take a stand on establishing your position on the millage rate for the coming tax year---or forever hold your peace when you receive your tax bill with an increase of almost 14%." Tax bills will arrive after the various taxing authorities in the county vote for millage rates.
Karau added, "Please consider bringing your TRIM notices to our meeting."
Experts Find USDA Diet Recommendations Deficient
Harvard Health Publications, in conjunction with nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), have unveiled the Healthy Eating Plate, a visual guide that provides a blueprint for eating a healthy meal.
Like the U.S. government’s MyPlate, the Healthy Eating Plate is simple and easy to understand—and it addresses important deficiencies in the MyPlate icon.
“Unfortunately, like the earlier U.S. Department of Agriculture Pyramids, MyPlate mixes science with the influence of powerful agricultural interests, which is not the recipe for healthy eating,” said Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH.
“The Healthy Eating Plate is based on the best available scientific evidence and provides consumers with the information they need to make choices that can profoundly affect our health and well being.”
Comparing the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate to the USDA’s MyPlate shows the shortcomings in the government’s guide. MyPlate does not tell consumers that whole grains are better for health than refined grains; its protein section offers no indication that some high-protein foods—fish, poultry, beans, nuts—are healthier than red meats and processed meats; it is silent on beneficial fats; it does not distinguish between potatoes and other vegetables; it recommends dairy at every meal, even though there is little evidence that high dairy intake protects against osteoporosis but substantial evidence that high intake can be harmful; and it says nothing about sugary drinks.
Finally, the Healthy Eating Plate reminds people to stay active, an important factor in weight control, while MyPlate does not mention the importance of activity.
The Healthy Eating Plate is based on the latest and best scientific evidence which shows that a plant-based diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and healthy proteins lowers the risk of weight gain and chronic disease.
Helping Americans get the best possible nutrition advice is of critical importance as the U.S. and the world faces a burgeoning obesity epidemic. Currently, two in three adults and one in three children are overweight or obese in the U.S.
“We want people to use this as a model for their own healthy plate or that of their children every time they sit down to a meal—either at home or at a restaurant,” said Eric Rimm, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at HSPH and a member of the 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
The sections of the Healthy Eating Plate include:
- Vegetables: Eat an abundant variety, the more the better. Limited consumption of potatoes is recommended, however, as they are full of rapidly digested starch, which has the same roller-coaster effect on blood sugar as refined grains and sweets. In the short-term, these surges in blood sugar and insulin lead to hunger and overeating, and in the long term, to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic disorders.
- Fruits: Choose a rainbow of fruits every day.
- Whole Grains: Choose whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and brown rice. Refined grains, such as white bread and white rice, act like sugar in the body. Eating too many refined grains can raise the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
- Healthy Proteins: Choose fish, poultry, beans, or nuts, which contain healthful nutrients. Limit red meat and avoid processed meats, since eating even small quantities of these on a regular basis raises the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, and weight gain.
- Healthy Oils: Use olive, canola, and other plant oils in cooking, on salads, and at the table, since these healthy fats reduce harmful cholesterol and are good for the heart. Limit butter and avoid trans fat.
- Water: Drink water, tea, or coffee (with little or no sugar). Limit milk and dairy (1-2 servings per day) and juice (1 small glass a day) and avoid sugary drinks.
Friday, September 16, 2011
· Office of the County Administrator
· Office of Management & Budget
· Grants & Special Projects
· Planning & Zoning
· Human Resources
The Veterans Service Office will relocate to 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 (formerly the Hendry County Economic Development Office)
The Office of the County Attorney will relocate to 110 Browad Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 (formerly the Hendry County Economic Development Office)
The SHIP Office (Housing) has been temporarily relocated to 385 E. Cowboy Way.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Angela Snow Colegrove, Bob Jones, Beth Barfield, Duane Pottorff and Butch Jones coordinated the show to ensure a representative from each 1st responding agency was present. Representatives from Glades County EMS, Fire, Sheriff's Office and the American Legion Post 299 were present.
Photography: Lorie Ward and Laura Mathis