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4B Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Suc ion dredge miners hea ] closer to refunds The state Senate Commit- on the other side of the aisle tee on Appropriations recognize and understand threw its full supportMay 3 this, and I'm hopeful for behind refund legislation authored by Senator Sam Aanestad (R-Grass Valley). The measure, SB 889, would allow suction dredge min- ers to request a refund for suction dredge mining per- mit fees purchased from the California Department of Fish and Game in 2009. The vote by the Senate Appro- priations Committee moves SB 889 to the Senate floor. Aanestad introduced re- fund legislation last Decem- ber after the state Legisla- ture approved emergency action last summer to ban the practice of suction dredge mining in California. Senator Aanestad be- lieves his legislation is a matter of fairness. "Thou- sands of miners followed the letter of the law by pur- chasing permits in 2009 that would allow them to prac- tice suction dredge mining -- a practice that was later banned during the same year by the state Legisla- ture," said Aanestad. "They paid for a full year of mining activities and they didn't get it. I'm pleased that my colleagues similar success as the bill moves toward a Senate floor vote." Nearly 4,000 suction- dredge mining permits were purchased last year accord- ing to the DFG --California residents alone purchased more than 3,000 of the per- mits. For California resi- dents the cost of a permit is $47; out-of-state miners pay $185.25 for a permit fee. In 2009, the DFG collected about $250,000 from miners, who subsequently were de- nied the right to mine. The DFG estimates pas- sage of SB 889 will cost $270,000, which will cover the entire cost of permit refunds and administrative costs. "Some miners have al- ready successfully sued the DFG in small claims court for a full refund of suction- dredge mining permit fees," said Aanestad. "The courts have ruled that California is liable for refunds of these permit fees, so rather than waste taxpayer money in a need- less court fight, I'm hopeful that my refund legislation will be successful." Ai', you norm,'00!l weight obese? I had metabolic disturb ances " : " iii: linked to heart disease. Re-n dii E searchers use the phrase "normal weight obesity" to o describe a new type of patient ::,:::: i .... at risk for metabolism prob- healthy eating habits, weight on the scale is a recipe for HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH AURA WHITTAKER awhittaker@lassennews.com Yes, the headline is correct. Normal weight obesity is what I meant to write. Huh? That doesn't even sound right, does it? You may or may not have heard of this new concept. If you haven't, then you are in for some sur- prising information. Weight loss is one of the most common recommenda- tions doctors make to their patients. How do they know if a patient needs to lose weight? They usually use the Body Mass Index scale, which is a way to compare a patient's weight to her height. (For all you math geeks, it's the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared.) A BMI of 18.5 to 25 is considered normal. A BMI of 25 to 30 is considered over- weight, and more than 30 is considered obese. A study done by the Mayo Clinic found people with nor- mal BMI who had the highest percentage of body fat also lems and with risk factors for heart disease, but who rates as normal on standard weight charts. An article in the Wall Street Journal suggests BMI may not be telling us the whole sto- ry about our health. The arti- cle cites a study published in the European Heart Journal last year that followed more than 6,000 adults with a nor- mal BMI. They all had their body fat percentage measured and were followed for about nine years. The results showed that even in adults who were nor- mal weight, those with a high body fat content were more likely to have high blood pres- sure, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, which explains the marathon run- ner who dies from heart dis- ease. That was just the beginning of observational studies, and experts don't know whether lowering body fat reverses any of the risk factors. But better to be safe than sorry. Right? To avoid being labeled obese and developing associ- ated health risks is relatively training to build muscle and cardiovascular exercise to burn calories -- for a healthy heart. It's not one or the oth- er; it's a combination of all three. Understand dieting may not be enough to improve your cardiovascular health. Losing weight may decrease your overall body weight without decreasing actual percentage of body fat. Exercise is criti- cal to burn fat and build mus- cle, thereby decreasing the percentage of body fat. Thin people who are inac- tive may have a high body fat percentage and may be falsely reassured by their normal weight. Their condition may be considered normal weight obesity, or more commonly referred to as skinny, but fat (i.e. thin, but no muscle tone). For those of you who exer- cise and do not lose weight: Don't despair. You may be los- ing inches from your waist, burning fat and toning muscle while your weight stays the same. Muscle weighs more than fat. While you may be losing fat, you are simultaneously adding denser muscle mass to replace frustration. Instead, focus on how exercise strengthens the heart, firms muscles and gives you energy. Pay attention to how eating less and eating healthier makes you feel more confi- dent. The reality is your health is improving regard- less of how much you weigh, and your outer appearance will show the results of your hard work in the long run. Of course, get your doc- tor's advice before starting any exercise program or go- ing on a strict diet. Other- wise, get some hand weights and start walking your way to a healthy weight and happy self. Aura Whittaker has a Bach- elor of Science degree in kinesi- ology, which is the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement. She has more than 15years experience in nutri- tional consulting and personal training. For comments and questions, e-mail awhittak. er@lassennews.com, or send mail to Lassen County Times, 100 Grand Ave., Susanville, CA 96130. LAW, from page 3B was transferred to PDH, and MV Fire was paged and re- sponded. A deputy was also advised. Miscellaneous Saturday, May 1 Redneck Special Ops: In Quincy, a caller reported a black truck pulled into his yard and pulled his rosebush out of the ground after a dis- pute with his neighbor the Portola, a caller reported ATV riders were flipping him and his wife off after they asked them to slow down. A deputy advised he couldn't locate the suspects but would be on the lookout in the area. One More Cup Couldn't Hurt Right? In Quincy, a caller re- ported a suspicious man at Dunn's shaking the door han- dles for about 20 minutes. Deputies advised the man to move along. Sunday, May 2 Those Sitting Around Watch- ing Boats Have All the Fun: On the Lake Almanor penin- sula, a caller reported a loose floating dock. Information was given to a deputy. The caller told the deputy they would speak with the dry dock people and ask them to retrieve it the next day. #$%@ Democrats Won't Re- spect My Right to Fire My Gun on Other People's Prop- erty: In Sloat, a caller report- ;, day ........... ' ................. before. The clle said,,SHuld $u.n-fo,4he',.ed'tpassmg ant,ndalmm the black truck was now silent MelT I Chilco6t, a: I6 a'Soper-WheI'' carhp- parked at the neighbor's resi=: ller reported someone was groundat Poplar Valley. The dence. Information was given running a loud chainsaw for caller said the suspects were to a deputy, more than 15 minutes. A still on scene and had shot up deputy advised the area was the signs in the area. A Life is Full of Surprises: In quiet 90 minutes later, deputy advised a suspect Tobacco is NOT your friend. *Merchants don't sell tobacco products to minorg. -Hannah Morrow agreed to leave the area and not return. Maybe One More Cup Would Hurt: In Chester, a 911 hang- up was received. Dispatch could not make contact, as the line was busy. Information was given to a deputy. The deputy advised someone spilled coffee on the phone console and it shorted out. The deputy said everything was OK. iPods and Internet or Not, reported contacting two juve- deputy reported contacting niles who would both stay off the suspects who were drunk the roof. and playing video games. Monday, May 3 Life is Full of Mysteries: In Quincy, dispatch received a 911 hang-up and the line was busy on call back. Dispatch contacted a man who advised he was alone in the residence and didn't call 911. A deputy reported contacting a man who was OK, drunk and didn't know how the phone was dialed. The deputy advised the sus- pects agreed to keep quiet. CHP REPORT Cross trail, May 5 Susan McClure, 57, of Porto- la was at the Trails West trail- er park, preparing to turn left onto SR-70 in a 2003 Pontiac. Henry Thompson, 89, of Carson City, Nev., was west- Some T'hings Never: C'hange:' ..... '" .....  ...... In GreenVille, a cailer report- Thursday, May 6 ed several juveniles on the Illegal Drugs: In Chester, a roof at the high school. The caller reported a desk was caller said they were on a broken into Monday or Tues- steep, newer part of the roof day night and three prescrip- near the parking lot. A deputy tion pads were taken. The sale of Tobacco products to persons under 18 years of age is prohibited by law and subject to penalties. To report an unlawful tobacco sale call 1-800-5-ASK-4-1D Perhaps the Fake Violence in the Games Leads to the Fake Violence in this Inci- dent: In Portola, a caller re- ported his downstairs neigh- bors were involved in a do- mestic violence incident. A bound on SR:70 in a 1988 Ford pickup, approaching the Trails West trailer park, CHP reported McClure looked to the left but the sun was in her eyes and she didn't see Thompson approaching. McClure pulled onto SR-70 just as Thompson was pass- ing. McClure's vehicle struck the right side of Thompson's vehicle. Both parties were wearing their seatbelts and were uninjured. 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