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Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - October 18, 2006, Casa Grande, Arizona BUSINESS tops DISPATCH help Ready for flu season patroj county Winter lawn care Pinal Countys Daily Newspaper ASA GRANDE Wednesday CASA GRANDE ARIZONA 85222 OCTOBER 18 2006 NO 245 500 per copy Study says 2 supplements no fountain of youth By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer The fountain of youth apparently does not yet come in a pill Widely used DHEA supplements and testosterone patches failed to deliver their touted antiaging bene fits in one of the first rigorous stud ies to test such claims in older men and The substances did not improve the participants strength their phys ical performance or certain other measures of health I dont think theres any case for administering these to elderly peo ple said Dr K Nair of the Mayo Clinic lead author of the study published in Thursdays New Journal of Medicine DHEA a steroid that is a sor to the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen is made by the body but levels decline rapidly after age 25 DHEA supplements arc market ed as rejuvenating agents and sales hit million last year Testosterone is available by pre scription only But the Food and Drug Administration classifies DHEA as a supplement meaning it can be sold without meeting the same safety and effectiveness stan dards as a drug to try to boost perfor mance often in violation of athletic association rules The NFL and other professional sports have banned DHEA Cycling officials have moved to strip the Tour de France title from winner Floyd Landis after a French labora tory found elevated testosterone lev els in his urine Apart from this type of use scien have wondered if the sub stances might help older people Studies with rodents offered tanta results that showed DHEA seemed to decrease fat and fight dia betes and heart disease But there have been few rigorous scientific studies in humans A French study of DHEA in 280 elder ly people reported in 2000 found the only benefit was an increase in female libido A Dutch study this year found no benefit of DHEA in 1 00 men 70 and older The new study was done by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and the University of Padua in Italy Over two years the researchers studied 57 women and 87 men all of them at least 60 years old The women were given standard daily doses Of DHEA or identical fake pills The men were given real or fake DHEA as well as a testos terone skin patch or a placebo patch Blood samples were taken every three months Participants also were examined for any changes in body fat hormone levels bone density and performance on treadmill weightlifting and leg flexibility tests The men and women also filled out questionnaires about how they felt and their quality of life Although DHEA and testosterone levels increased in the men and women who look the real treat ments mere was no effect on physi cal performance quality of life or the bodys ability to lower levels of Supplements Page 3 Inside TVO County and National Muffins With Mom Lisa Marshall has a quiet moment with her son Joshua this morning at Mesquite Ele mentary School In Casa Grande during the annual Muffins With Mom event The conti Staff photo by Steven King breakfast was an opportunity for stu dents and their mothers to share time er before school and then visit the schools book fair CG police cramped in station CAC planning for the future Incorporates process into annual budgets By SUSAN RANDALL Staff Writer SIGNAL PEAK The Central Arizona College Governing Board met in a special session Tuesday to a report on Ihc colleges strate gic planning process Math professor Maria Wise chair of the Quality Council said the col lege started the process in February Eight employee focus groups and five student focus groups met in April and May Hive focus groups from communities across Pinal County met in May and June Using the information provided by the focus groups Quality Council members Wrote the first draft in July Fifteen employee review sessions Were held this month at all campuses and centers with 173 employees par Employees still may par through online or hard copy surveys until The council developed a second draft based on information from the employees and planned review ses sions for students and community members in the next two weeks A third draft will be developed based on the new information and submitted lo the president and board probably in November Both the first and second drafts identify five goals Create a dynamic environment for learner success Maintain a culture supporting employee success Strengthen community rela tions nnd partnerships Practice effective tions throughout the internal and external college community Maximize fiscal and physical resources Each goal has three to six objec tives Board member Rick Gibson asked how quality was defined in one of he first goals objectives Manage and develop quality academic pro Wise said the council used il to CAC Page 3 Bond proposal would make it satellite facility By HAROLD KITCHING Staff Writer When the Casa Grande Police Department building was opened in 1978 it was more than adequate for the size of the city Since then the city has grown and the number of police officers has increased in turn shrinking the available space Everyone in city management agrees that the building is hopelessly outdated and needs to be replaced A new administration building is part of the million sought in one of the bond questions on Nov 7 which if approved would set aside million for the joint facility and another million for a in the There are several issues that you need to keep in Administra tive Services Director Scott Barber told a bond forum sponsored by the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce 3rd of 5 parts One is that the city of Casa Grande Police Department building is the last major city facility that has not received attention in terms of construction or renovation sion relocation what have you Its been in use since 1978 you can imagine the space a bit under square feet is fairly well crowded The city of Casa Grande Fire Department Administration Division is currently at Station 501 Florence Boulevard at Florence The facility was built in 1953 and expanded in 1981 We found out recently that water pipes get old and experienced a catastrophic break in the water line that has been repaired but reminds us sometimes of how old our facilities At an earlier City Council session on the state of the police ters Police Chief Bob Huddleston the building is Very crowd ed I think what were finding is lhal the more and more overcrowded we become the less efficient we Public safety Page 3 CG restaurant closes after bankruptcy filing Staff Reports The Johnny Carinos Italian located at 1564 E Florence Blvd Grande closed Oct 11 after lie owner filed for The restaurant was part of Sandia Food Group which filed for bankruptcy after its founder committed suicide in July The Casa Grande restaurant opened Nov 15 2004 As a result of a bankruptcy court ruling last week Sandia closed all of their Johnny Carinos restaurants and terminated all said Matt Stone senior vice president marketing and brand development for Fired Up Ihe company mat owns 165 other Johnny Carinos restaurants not impacted by Ihe Sandia bank and restaurant closings Stone added Fired Up Inc is Ihc owner operator and franchisor of Johnny Carinos and is working diligently to help former Sandia staff members vendors and who were impacted by the closing of 12 restaurants in Arizona New Mexico and El Paso He was unsure how many employees were displaced or what would happen lo the restaurant site Projected cost of city bonds Staff Reports Casa Grande Finance Director Larry Rains said present calcula tions show that if all three cily bond questions are approved Nov 7 it would create a secondary rcs property tax of cents per of assessed valuation or for a house assessed for axes flic primary residential ty lax in Casa Grande has been cents per hundred or yearly on the same home er a oneyear slate law which would become permanent if voters approve statewide Proposition 101 on Nov 7 has forced that down to cents per hundred Assuming that all three pass Rains said the secondary property tax on commercial and industrial property Would be per assessed valuation or yearly on and the agri cultural property tax would be cents or on When you break that down to a monthly figure it would be per month for residential property for the commercial proper ly and for the ag Rains said Rains said a breakdown by bond question for residential shows Public safely facilities 40 cents per assessed valuation library cents recreation cents Rains said the estimates were made under an Arizona law that requires the cily lo use years secondary assessed but as you are aware it is very likely that the SAV will grow as all of the new properties built Ihe last two years go on the tax rolls Please keep in mind that the SAV and the actual amount issued in bonds is what will drive Ihe sec property tax As the secondary assessed valu ation grows the bite on each prop erty lessens GG man takes signatures to show support for troops By KRIS WALKINSHAW Staff Writer Manuel Villarreal is offering the residents of Casa Grande a chance to show their support for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan People may sign a book placed at Terrys Hair Trends 1201 N Pinal Ave In addition Villarreal is plan ning lo hike Casa Grande Mountain at 7 Nov 4 to place a flag He says anybody interested in join ing him may do so Were going to make some breakfast burritos or something if a lot of people are going to he said But Im going up even if its raining Ill just pack my rain He said he realizes some people dont like the idea of defacing an American flag Thai is why he thought of buying a book for people to sign instead of the flag Ive gotten a lot of flak from peo ple saying that you shouldnt write anything on a Villarreal said Thats why I came up with the book idea I wanted to make everyone happy I want to try and date r Hes currently constructing a new flag the flag and will be placing the flag along with a solar powered light that will illuminate it overnight Terry Lara owner of Terrys Hair Trends said she wanted lo gel involved wilh this project because she knows several soldiers who are currently fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan She said Roy Archer Mike Culp and Santana Jimenez are men whom she knew from her shop and are currently fighting the war on terror I was talking lo Manuel and we were talking about Vietnam and the war and Iraq and people in the ser vice in she said I know he climbs CG Mountain and he said he wanted to put something up there that people had The book Villarreal said will be placed inside a plastic container to protect it from Ihe elements Troops Page 3 Through the fog A pair of plow through the thick morning fog they south In the Riv er today In downtown Mobile Ala
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