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sarah September 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm
Dear Aquatic People, First, my bona fides - I was on my high school swim team, two of my siblingsRead More were college swim team captains and one was his college water polo team captain. Swimming? I am all for it! HOWEVER, I am concerned that Glen Ellyn has more pressing issues that demand our financial and human capital. Have you noticed that we have grade school students in what seem to be permanent portables? Have you read that one of the portables will be fumigated everyday until the insect infestation is quelled, at which time the students will be using the portable? The Glen Ellyn League of Women Voters agrees that District 41 has infrastructure needs. (See http://www.lwvge.org/joomla/images/Education_Study_2013/2013_Ed_Study_Position_statement.pdf.) I strongly believe that our community, nation, and world benefit from a well educated general population. Shouldn't our focus be first on one of the most basic of community goods, a strong public eduction? On a very personal level, it helps your home value. I hope that we can solve our grade school overcrowding issue AND THEN address extra-curriculars. Sarah Adler
Lorriane September 5, 2013 at 09:33 am
Having just moved to Glen Ellyn, was frankly shocked they would build a facility like Ackerman withRead More no indoor pool. It's the reason I won't join Ackerman. However this town is very overtaxed and mismanaged. Taxpayers just can't afford a pool. I go to Wheaton Sports Center or Wheaton College. They have nice pools
ralph July 8, 2013 at 09:58 pm
These people should learn about a new medicine approved by the FDA for obesity/diabetes ADA PosterRead More Presentation Abstract from the June Chicago convention Lorcaserin, (Belviq) a selective 5-HT2C agonist, was recently approved for weight management in conjunction with lifestyle modification in obese patients (BMI ≥30) and overweight patients (BMI ≥27) with at least one co-morbidity. In patients without diabetes, proportions achieving ≥5% weight loss and absolute weight loss at Week (W)52 for lorcaserin vs. placebo were 47 vs. 23% and 5.8 vs. 2.5kg respectively (MITT-LOCF). In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) results were 38 vs.16% and 4.7 vs.1.6kg respectively. To limit exposure and maximize benefit the predictive value for >5% W52 weight loss was assessed at W12. Patients not losing at least 5% at W12 (non-responders) should be discontinued. Proportions of responders without diabetes lorcaserin vs. placebo were 49.3 vs. 22.6%. W52 weight loss in lorcaserin responders without diabetes was 10.6kg (23 lbs) with 86% and 50% achieving at least 5% and 10% weight loss respectively. Proportions of responders with T2DM lorcaserin vs. placebo were 35.9 vs. 11.5%. W52 weight loss in lorcaserin responders with T2DM was 9.3kg (20 lbs) with 71% and 36% achieving 5% and 10% weight loss. W52 reductions in FPG and A1C in lorcaserin responders with T2DM were 29.3mg/dL and 1.2%. W52 reductions in systolic and diastolic BP and heart rate were 3.4mmHg 2.5mmHg and 2.5BPM in lorcaserin responders without diabetes and 2.6mmHg 1.9mmHg and 3.2BPM in lorcaserin responders with T2DM. Achievement of ≥5% weight loss by W12 is a strong predictor of robust one-year lorcaserin responses in weight cardiovascular vital signs and glycemia.
Dr Silicon September 19, 2012 at 03:02 pm
I know this will get me Mr Sensitive award, but the homeless are causing problems for everyone else.Read More They are like squirrels if you feed them more will come.
Barry Gram September 19, 2012 at 06:06 pm
"METHODISTS AND BONO, THE CONFUSED HUMANITARIAN, HAVE THEIR HIDDEN AGENDAS TO PROMOTE" TheRead More First Methodist Church's noble giving to the local food pantry is also used as a vehicle to promote their Flying-Jewish-Carpenter-Who-Never-Existed-Made-Up-Religion. Their true desire, with their U2-themed concert, is to indoctrinate others, and especially the young, into the made up religion of Christianity. They could give quite more food if they weren't spending so much time and money honoring none-existent gods of made up religions. Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson, a born-again Christian who has promoted his made up religion in Africa under the title of "Christian Spirituality" has become an enabler to the violence spreading over central Africa. The country of Sudan was just partition because of one thing and only one thing--made up religion. The people of Norther Sudan are mostly members of the made up religion of Islam; they have been fighting and killing for decades the people of Southern Sudan who are mostly members of the made up religion of Christianity. Likewise, the people of Southern Sudan have maimed and killed countless people from Northern Sudan. All of this hate and killing is totally unnecessary, but poor Bono, the confused, multi-millionaire, college flunk-out can't see he is a major part of the problem. Now the religious strife has spread to Nigeria and Somalia. Bono remains clueless. Sincerely, Barry Gram, a Realist, Carol Stream, Illinoin
one hot mamma September 19, 2012 at 07:55 pm
Not true of ALL homeless, Dr. Silicon - but definitely true of some. Like the ones "who can'tRead More balance a checkbook." I just had an encounter with one yesterday who had severe alziemers (asked me the time 3x) who told me he was hungry so I bought him a sandwich and he was so grateful. Someone needs to take care of those who can't take care of themselves - the gov't relies on NPOs to do it.
J. Burket September 13, 2012 at 03:48 pm
Thumbs up to all those listed above. Great event for an excellent cause. Bridge and Glen Ellyn oweRead More you all a debt of gratitude for your hard work.