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  Obituary
May 30, 2008
Lucille Ida Hollingsworth of Rohnert Park, born August 3, 1915 in Seattle, Washington, died peacefully in her sleep of causes incident to age, in early morning of Sunday, May 25. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Carl and Ida Fortney and by her husband, Arthur F....
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  Sam Shepard's 'True West' opens June 6 at Spreckels
May 30, 2008
Sam Shepard’s black comedy, “True West,” will be on stage in Spreckels Performing Arts Center June 6-29, in the intimate Condiotti Experimental Theater. Shepard, Pulitzer Prize and Golden Globe winner, tells the story of two brothers coming together to seek love, redemption and acceptance. Sharp barbs and fast-paced dialogue move...
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  Customer problems, issues and needs
May 30, 2008
Problems, issues and needs: More accurately, it would be stated as issues, problems and needs in the order of importance to the client/customers. However, the first part of most conversations usually involves a discussion of a problem, which ordinarily results from an ignored issue and before it becomes a true...
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  Zero tax rate for capital gains and dividends
May 30, 2008
That’s not a misprint. Starting in 2008 and continuing through 2010, certain lower-bracket taxpayers will pay zero taxes on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends. In order to avail yourself of the new zero rate, your taxable income can’t exceed the normal 15 percent rate ($65,100 in 2008 for married...
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  Financial strategies for small-business owners
May 30, 2008
If you’re a small-business owner, you put your heart, soul - and most of your time - into your business. Unfortunately, sheer hard work doesn’t always translate into financial security, so you’ll need to take some additional steps. Protect your business against the loss of a key employee. If you have...
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  Trip to Myanmar gives extra meaning to Memorial Day
May 30, 2008
Memorial Day just passed on Monday. I returned from Myanmar two weeks before the devastating cyclone hit that poor country. The combination of those two events has me thinking of how lucky I am to live here, how precious and fleeting life is, and how wonderful it is to live in...
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  Belly fat can be dangerous
May 30, 2008
Belly fat has been in the news a lot lately. A recent study connected belly fat with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and it has also been linked to increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. We used to think of fat as just passively sitting there, but the fat we carry...
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  Methyl bromide in your berries?
May 30, 2008
Strawberries are a popular fruit in the United States and worldwide, with California growing 85 percent of the national and 20 percent of the global crop. Strawberries are also one of the most pesticide intensive crops in California when grown conventionally. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
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  Cotati Creek Critters: A three year retrospective
May 30, 2008
“Mommy, Mommy, look at all the trees we planted,” said Maya, aged 4, excitedly. This was heart-warming for Cotati Creek Critters organizers Jenny Blaker and Wade Belew. Their goal three years ago was to nurture a sense of environmental stewardship in the local community, as well as to mobilize volunteers...
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  An urgent message from 'Healthania'
May 30, 2008
They call pork the “king of meats” because it rules the court of carnage with an iron fist, and it’s rare that some wild anarchist can get away with fish or turkey in this kingdom. Might as well give it all up and go vegan. But wait, there’s hope. A small clan...
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  Delicious yeasted Belgian waffles
May 30, 2008
These extra-deep pocketed, crisp, golden Belgian waffles are filled with blueberry preserves; sour cream and threads of citrus zest provide an attractive garnish. Ingredients 1 package active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water (100 degrees to 105 degrees) 2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled 2 tbsp canola oil 1 1/2...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter pets of the week
May 30, 2008
The shelter is located at 301 Rogers Lane off Redwood Drive. Hours are Wed. 1-6:30; Thurs-Fri-Sat 1-5:30; Sun 1-4:30 For more information, call 584-1582 or visit www.rpanimalshelter.org
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  Keep an eye on that pudgy pooch
May 30, 2008
I recently took one of my dogs to the vet for his annual exam. We reminisced about how underweight he was when I first adopted him several years ago and how I had to work to put some weight on him. My vet’s response was “you can stop now, in...
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  This week???s artists
May 30, 2008
 Marisa Marin  and Taria Ross
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  Trust the board?
May 30, 2008
How can this community trust the school board or the school district administrators with money for a new bond? The community must evaluate the leadership demonstrated by the board and the administrators. The community must look at what happened with the 1990 bond and with examples of leadership shown by...
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  Political pandering
May 30, 2008
Leave it to Jud Snyder to cast light on this political pandering (Coffeegrounds, 5/23). The constant harping about things over which they have no control (the casino) should end. If politicians would concentrate on controlling spending and providing some leadership on important issues, we would all be better off. The FIGR...
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  Science Olympiad
May 30, 2008
I enjoy reading Heidi Bailey’s articles very much. I would like to add some information to her article about the Science Olympiad. Two schools from the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District participated in the event. One school, Gold Ridge was mentioned several times in the article. The other school, La...
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  A great ???buzz???
May 30, 2008
Since introducing Dream One World in your paper in October 2007, your consistent articles and photographs about our Rejuvenate Rohnert Park project have created great “buzz” throughout the community.  Thanks to your assistance, many people have come on board who might not have known about our work otherwise. So much...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
May 30, 2008
The Community Voice encourages and welcomes readers to submit letters to the editor. It is an excellent way for citizens to share their opinions on issues. Letters must be signed and must include the author’s telephone number. The Voice will call to verify the origin of the letter. The Voice...
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  The latest from 'RP Records'
May 30, 2008
A group of Mountain Shadows Middle School students have made a professionally-mastered studio album, which will be released to the public next week. Under the tutelage of Venus Maher, a class of students took at least one period per week writing, recording, arranging and performing songs for the album “The World...
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  Three legislators vying for 3rd District state Senate post
May 30, 2008
Mark Leno A relatively new face in Sonoma County, Mark Leno found his way west from his Wisconsin birth, then later to the University of Colorado for his degree and eventually to San Francisco where he set up a sign business and was appointed to the SF Board of Supervisors...
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  Four candidates for 3rd District supervisor race share their visions
May 30, 2008
With upcoming elections, the four candidates running for the 3rd District Supervisor took time to give The Community Voice a synopsis of their vision for Sonoma County. The question each was asked is, “Should you be elected as Supervisor, what will be the first order of business you will be...
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  Rohnert Park-Cotati Library News
May 30, 2008
The Rohnert Park-Cotati Friends of the Library will be holding a Summer Book Sale June 6-7, 10-5:30 p.m. each day. On Saturday 3 to 5:30 p.m. there will be special prices of a bag of books for $4, or half price on all individual books. Get Ready to “Catch the Reading...
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  Rain doesn't dampen spirits of SSU grads
May 30, 2008
A vast sea of multi-colored umbrellas decorated the Commencement Lawn Saturday morning at Sonoma State University as the graduating class of 2008 took their seats under a shower of rain. This was the 47th annual commencement ceremony for the school since 1962. In total, nearly 2,100 students were eligible to graduate...
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  RP Police logs
May 30, 2008
5/21 8:22 a.m.: Suspicious person on Rasmussen Way, a 28-year-old and a 30-year-old female were cited for tampering with a garbage receptacle. 11:37 a.m.: Report of petty theft on Snyder Lane, 13-year-old male cited for petty theft from building. 6:06 p.m.: Law, fire and law related event on Rohnert Park Expressway, death unattended/attended. 11:31...
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  Cotati Police logs
May 30, 2008
5/19 1:50 a.m.: Promiscuous shooting on Christensen Way, unfounded. 5/20 12:27 a.m.: Fight on Old Redwood Hwy., gone on arrival. 5/22 8:04 p.m.: Petty theft on Sunflower Dr. 5/23 1:03 a.m.: Fight on Charles St. 9:13 p.m.: Check the welfare on Arthur St., 31-year-old female arrested for felony violation of probation and use/under the influence of controlled substance. 5/24 3:24...
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  It's fast, but it's not 'Speed Racer'
May 30, 2008
No, that’s not a real-life incarnation of the Japanese cartoon “Speed Racer,” but a Sunbeam Tiger racing at Infineon’s Wine Country Classic last year. The raceway is hosting the 22nd annual Wine Country Classic this weekend, and over 300 historic cars from as far back as 1915 are expected to...
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  Seawolves win 19-inning battle in College World Series
May 30, 2008
In one of the longest games in NCAA Championship history, Sonoma State defeated Central Missouri, 6-5 in 19 innings early Tuesday morning at the NCAA Division II Championship in Sauget, Illinois. The game lasted 6 hours and 45 minutes, ending at nearly 3 a.m. CDT, in the process producing the...
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  Fun guys in the Sierra
May 30, 2008
I hooked up for a camping adventure with my friend Ben Schmidt at his house in Santa Rosa. Ben lives with his two Beagles, Lucy and Buddy, 5 million bees and 50 fruit trees. He also has a working mycological culture lab with sterilizer sharing his kitchen. Strangely, there are...
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