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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - May 19, 2009, Winchester, Virginia The Winchester Star May 19, 2009 113th YEAR No. 270 super fan Ben Nelson raises everyone's spirits By DAVID SELIG The Winchester Star STEPHENS CITY - Over the the routine at the start of High School home football games has become an elaborate A horse gallops onto the field and its v rider plunges a spear into the The players parade down the steps of the school and into Arrowhead usually ripping through a large sheet of But anyone who has sat in the cheering section in recent years will tell you there's one part of the atmosphere that keeps fans energized throughout the entire 48 not just the Ben sort of become an icon on the teacher James Minney own personal son of Principal John suffers from Fragile X a Looking for some good The Star will Identify one positive story each day as a JEFF Winchester Star Ben son of Principal John is one of the athletic department's most enthusiastic He suffers from Fragile X a genetic condition that causes mental but that hasn't stopped him from becoming the biggest genetic condition that causes mental That has not slopped him from becoming one of the most social students roaming the halls of and certainly the most enthusiastic supporter of the school's athletic For the past two Nelson has served as a manager for the basketball and soccer where he divides his time between encouraging the athletes and working to make sure the fans in the bleachers are loud enough to make a difference in the kind of like our own personal said Jesse a senior on the soccer you're in a bad he always lifts your spirits up - even if you don't think that anything See Page A6 Nutrition critical for cancer patients By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON - The statistic is Severe malnutrition and weight loss play a role in at least one in five cancer Yet nutrition too often is an afterthought until someone's already in A move is on to change from hospitals that hire fancy gourmet chefs to the American Cancer Society's phone With you've got to a lot more nutrients to each spoonful of Certified Master Chef Jack Shoop is A former he's newly in charge of the kitchen at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Don't underestimate the added temptation should the result resemble Bon Appetit visual and the actual of these foods has to be understood for them to embrace Shoop Tempting the palate is a huge At up to a quarter of patients already have their appetite and most treatments can bring side effects that worsen the Aside from the well-known vomiting and some cancers inhibit absorption of the nutrients patients force Not to mention strangely altered mouth dry difficulty swallowing and See Page A6 VIRGINIA 22601 President wades into Mideast disputes Discusses issues with Israeli leader Netanyahu By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday opened his deepest foray into the Middle East telling Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu he must stop Jewish settlements and should grasp a to President Obama said he had told the new Israeli leader that his government must move quickly to resume peace make peace with the Obama also had pointed words for Iran on a second major Mideast warning the Iranians they had until year's end to get serious about talks with the world community on curbing their nuclear not going to have talks the president Obama and spoke highly of their hopes for progress in the Mideast after a lengthy private meeting in the Israeli's first visit to the White House since Obama became president and Netanyahu began his second stint as prime Yet the new president was firm in insisting the Israelis move toward peace with the and Netanyahu stuck to his stance that Israel cannot negotiate with people who deny its right to The two leaders found fruitful grounds for agreement on Israel is deeply concerned about Iran's perceived attempts to build a nuclear believing the virulently regime might naturally target the Jewish state the lies in easy range of missile See Page A3 STAR LEADERSHIP AWARDS BEN ARTHUR Winchester Grade point 5.700 Class Students are not ranked Will University of Virginia LAUREN DELMERICO Winchester Grade point 4.582 Class Students are not ranked Will James Madison University LANE STICKLEY Winchester Grade point 5.280 Class Students are not ranked Will University of Virginia BRIAN TAVENNER Winchester Grade point 4.577 Class Students are not ranked Will James Madison University And the Hundley High School nominees Star staff report WINCHESTER Winchester Star began recognizing student leaders at area high schools more than 50 years This is the 56th time The Winchester Star will present the Star Leadership Award to graduates of Clarke and James Wood high the 16th time at High and the sixth time at Millbrook High Former U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. established the Star Leadership Awards in STUDENT PROFILES I Bl 1954, while he was editor and publisher of The Winchester A scholarship winner is one best exemplifies a combination of excellence of qualities of and devotion to Publisher Thomas T. Byrd selects the committee each of whom live within the newspaper's coverage area of Frederick and Clarke This year's committee includes chairman Karen Schultz and members Christy Mary Candace L John David Marcia and Robert J. The Winchester Star has no voice in selecting the scholarship The process starts with principals at each of the five high who provide four students for After interviewing all 20 of the the committee chooses one from each school to be the The Star Leadership Awards will be presented at graduation for Handley 11), James Wood 13), Gune 12), and Millbrook 0tme 10). Clarke County High School's award will be presented at its Senior Recognition 31). Each student receives a cash The recipients can use the money to further their education or pursue a Including this the Star Leadership Award program has presented 222 area students with more than TODAY'S Postseason push The Clarke County High School baseball team edges Manassas Park 8-7 on Monday to advance to the Bull Run District Full story CI Replacement sought Clarke County School Board members discuss filling the post of Philip A. Full story Bl begins Fundraising and research are under way for the Patsy Cline historic house at 608 S. Kent St. in Full story Dl ON Want to know where crimes are being committed in Winchester or Frederick Visit the crime logs on our Web Four 28 Pages Bulletin Classified TODAY'S FORECAST 73 HIGH Sunny with areas of frost in the Southeast winds around 5 mph in the Full report A6 45 LOW Miss your Call 665-4946 from 7 to 10 a.m. ( 0608566000375
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