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rl ver l ulletm bcnooI News Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 7A Coates Editor Charter School who wants to play for the Plumas Christ- passed her first in a series of eight. rader Samantha got approval from the to pursue her de- play year. Charter School no sports, and, accord- league rules of the Cali- Interscholastic Federa- she is prohibited playing for another in the Plumas Unified District. But Plumas School isn't part of district. )erintendent Dennis recommended that board not grant the to maintain consis- "Students from Chester play for Greenville I High School, etc.," he said. the christian school's criteria However, Williams went on to to play sports. say, "CIF does allow charter School board member By I bva Derek Delaney, the dis- J school students to play for Kathy Price said that she Managing Editor trict's chief custodian, will be Another part of the injury private schools." knew Samantha and was To lower the cost of work-the program's coordinator. He prevention plan is the school Plumas Christian School quite confident that she ers' compensation insurance will be responsible for its de- district's new lockout/tagout principal John Sturley asked would do well. "My problemand make the workplace velopment, will keep copies of plan. the school board to approve is I'd like her to play for Quin- safer, the Plumas Unified all data in a centralized area, Williams explains that it's Samantha's request. Sturley cy High School." School District is implement- will provide training and as- now dangerous for mainte- said that allowing Samantha School board president Bet- ing a hazard communicationsistance in the proper use of nance workers to repair elec- to play is in line with CIF reg- ty Bishop said, "This is a spe- program, chemicals, trical equipment. If a mainte- ulations, and that school cial case. I've seen sports "This is another piece of The first training was held nance worker flips a switch to board approval was just the have a positive effect and I our illness and injury preven- Dec. 21. cut the current to a piece of fin'st in a series of eight steps like to err on the side of the tion program," Superinten-The new hazard communi- equipment, there is nothing toward Samantha's goal. kids." dent Dennis Williams said.cation program allows the to prevent someone else from Sturley said that SamanthaBoard member Kay Chris- Williams said the program school district to abide by flipping the switch back inad- wished to play for Plumas tenson said she didn't have includes employee training; state regulations which re- vertently. Christian because she attends any concerns with the consis- maintaining accurate and quire all chemicals used in The school district has or- the same church as many oftency issue mentioned by current information on allthe workplace in California to dered kits for each school dis- the school's students and she Williams, but Jonathan Kusel chemicals used; and the start- be evaluated to determine trict site, which will enable wants to participate in athlet- asked if, by helping Saman- dardization of those chemi- their level of hazard. Informa- the maintenance worker to ics. tha, the board would be "del- cals. tion must be supplied by the lock the electrical box and Samantha's mother, Susan uged with requests?" "We'll have one type of floor manufacturer to the employ- prevent an accident. Kelsch, said that her daughter Williams said he foresaw no wax, detergent, disinfectant, er, and, in turn, that informa- Training was also sched- is an excellent student--had problems and the school etc.," Williams said. "Andtion must be given to em- uled Dec. 21 for maintenance in fact, skipped a grade--and board unanimously approvedwe'll try to stock the least haz- ployees, workers to learn this new pro- met both the CIF criteria and the request, ardous of the chemicals." cedure. i This pag brought to you by these professionals SIERRA VALLEY the finest physical therapy and related services since 1989• thopedic, Neurological & Cardiac Rehabilitation Pilates-Based Exercise Sports Medicine !ola __. Loyalton 2-1 701 993-1225 ext. 17 • Denud S~k~ • ~anv.o~-l~ • Dk.t~k~ • O,~:atiem & ,.paqient • ~Lab • Ullramued • intem~ ~edk:~ • Vascuta* D~#er NORTH f-ORK QUINCY FMdR Y FN~It Y MEDICINE ASSOCIATES MEDICINE mT • • DENTAL • rtasrzSu~wr. 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In keeping connective tissue healthy, another mineral, copper, also lost in refining flour, acts ad an anti- inflammatory." An important tip for arthritis sufferers: the inclu- sion of more whole grains, rich in trace minerals, and fibre in the diet. "Fibre aids in digestion and the elimination for waste prod- ucts from the body," she notes. Important new research has also uncovered the role a group of foods known as "nightshades" plays in conjunction with arthritis. Nightshades include tomatoes, potatoes, peppers (red and green and paprika, not not black pepper), eggplant and tobacco. In a study of 1000 arthritic sufferers, conducted by a Rutgers University professor, it was found that 70% of the par- ticipants demonstrated significant improvement by the elimina- tion of Nightshades from their diet. Nutritional Supplements. Another factor that offers great potential for the victim of arthritis is the manipulation of body biochemistry via nutritional supplements. 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