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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Telecomm Board Subcommittee comes up with workable plan

Posted By on Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 10:12 AM

As detailed in the Northwest Arkansas Times this morning, the Telecommunications Board Subcommittee on Policy and Procedures has come up with a pretty good compromise on the Issue Forum question.

The matter has been worked on for the past couple of years steadily. If you think it’s that easy to change policy or procedure, give it a try sometime. Thank God nobody was going for the dreaded demon, “Consensus,”

I know that there are a number of petitions making the rounds that Fayetteville residents have been signing, expressing their unhappiness with the City Administration unceremoniously yanking the forums some months ago.

The August meeting of the Telecomm Board will be held one week later than usual - August 28 - to accommodate two members who would have had difficulty attending the regular meeting.

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I Wish It Would Snow Department

This storm this morning is great news - right after we watered our lawn last night.

I’m not a big fan of summer, or heat in general, anyway. And what is “Dry Heat?”

I remember attending a conference in Tucson about ten years ago, and I bumped into my friend Pat Garlinghouse from Houston - a hot city -  who said, “What the hell is is this ‘dry heat’ crap, anyway?”

Hot is hot is anybody’s book, I think.

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Watched KNWA last night, and was pleased to see that the dreadful segment they had been giving over ther Celebrate magazine at the end of the 5pm newscast is no longer there.

That segment just seemed wrong, on so many different levels.

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Now to add something I really hate to my diet

Not that I hate broccoli, but it’s just so damned boring. But still, being a professional Diabetic, this is interesting news. I’m gonna pass this along to a few people today.


Broccoli may undo diabetes damage

BBC News: Tuesday, 5 August 2008


Eating broccoli could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels, research suggests.  A University of Warwick team believe the key is a compound found in the vegetable, called sulforaphane.

It encourages production of enzymes which protect the blood vessels, and a reduction in high levels of molecules which cause significant cell damage.  Brassica vegetables such as broccoli have previously been linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.

People with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes; both are linked to damaged blood vessels.

The Warwick team, whose work is reported in the journal Diabetes, tested the effects of sulforaphane on blood vessel cells damaged by high glucose levels (hyperglycaemia), which are associated with diabetes.

To read more:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7541639.stm

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