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Page 8, Cloverdale Reveille, December 31, 1997 Rise In Women's Sports Helps Focus On Girls (NAPS)---From the proliferation of women's sporting events in the 1996 Olympic games, to the forma- tion of the Women's National Basketball Association, it's clear that the focus on women's sports is on the rise. This focus and promo- tion is having an effect on girls, as well, leading to increased partici- pation, funding and support of high school girls' sports. Twenty-five years ago, the chances of a girl participating in high school sports was 1 in 27. Statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations show that, today, one in three girls participate in high school sports. According to the Women's Sports Foundation, these increases are bolstered by increased funding and the rising number of women athletes who have become role models for young girls. One such role model is Cheryl Miller, Olympic Gold medalist and coach of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, who has been a pioneer at breaking new ground for female athletes. "When I was growing up, there weren't a lot of role models show- ing young girls how far they could go playing sports," said Miller. "In many cases, girls' teams didn't exist for sports like soccer and hockey. Today, that's 31 MILLION GIRLS PLAY TEAM SPORTS Volleyball  8.9 Million Softball  8 Million Baskeltll IaaaaJln 7.7 Million Soccer i 4.4 Million Olher i 2 Millmn Source: Notional Federal of State High School Athle/U, sociation, changing, in part due to the increased profile of professional leagues," Miller said. In addition to showing girls what they can do on the court, Miller is heading up a new cam- paign called "we're going to win you over!" to help promote high school girls' sports. Sponsored by store brands--health and beauty care products sold under the store's selected name--the pro- gram provides high school coaches and athletes with funding and resources to strengthen their sports programs and promote teams in their communities. The campaign is supported by the' Women's Sports Foundation. Miller will be joined on the "we're going to win you over!" team by four other well-known athletes including basketball player Ruthie Bolton Holifield, softball player Lisa Fernandez, soccer player Kristine Lilly and beach volleyball player Liz Masakayan. Girls' high school coaches and their teams have a chance to win an appear- ance and fund-raiser by one of these athletes by collecting store brand health and beauty care product labels from retailers in their communities. In addition, a portion of selected store brand health and beauty care products sold during February and March will go toward high school girls' sports programs throughout the country. Store brands and the Women's Sports Foundation hope to raise up to $1 million through the pro- gram for girls high school sports. "I think it's great that America's retailers are banding together to help win over new fans and support girls' sports pro- grams, which may have previous- ly been overlooked," said Miller. "Millions of people buy store brands from their local drug store, grocery or discount store every day, including me. Now, those purchases will go toward making a difference for girls' athletic pro- grams in their communities," Miller said. To learn more about the "we're going to win you over!" program, call the Women's Sports Foundation at 1-800-227-3988. Know Who to Contact CLOVERDALE CITY HAL L 124 N. Ctt)vEnmaz BLVD. (894-2521) Cloverdale City Manager: Bob Perrault., Asst. City Manager: Carol Giovanatto SONOMA COVNTY BOV ov SuPnsons The board meets every Tuesday at 8:30 am, County Administration Center, (address). Phone: Paul Kelley is Cloverdale s (4th) District Supervisor. He holds office hours at Cloverdale City Hail every second Wednesday from 8:30 to 10:30 am. STARE ASSEMBLY Assemblypers0n Virginia Strom-Martin District Offce: 50 D St., te 450, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Phone (576-2526). _  State Capitol Address:Room 2003, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 96814. (916)445-8360 GOVERNOR Gov. Pete Wilson, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916)445-2841 US HousE or RPRSTArnT.S R;. Frank Riggs, District Office, N. State St.lJkiah, CA 95482. (707)462-9176. Washington Office: 1714 Longworth Building, Washington DC- 20515 (202)22-5-3311 US SENATE Sen. Dianne Feinstein-San Fradcisco (415)536-6868 Washington: 361 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington DC 20501, (202)224-3841 Sen. Barbara Boxer-San Francisco . (415)403-0100112. STATE SENATE Washington: 112 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Sen. Mike Thompson, 50 D St., Washington, DC, (202)224-3553 Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707)576-2771 PmESmENT President Bill Clinton, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, ....... * Washington IX: 20500. (202)456-1111 --I. Serving Our Country, Serving Our Communities ht! UNITED STATES NAVY Serving America Twice 1-800-USA-NAVY www.navyjobs.com PARTY own drinks. Chose a reliabie'har- tender to help you keep track of the size and number of drinks guests consume. Drive guests home who have had too much to drink, or arrange for a ride with another guest who is sober, or call a taxi, or invite them to stay over. Close the bar 90 minutes before the party ends and serve dessert with coffee. However, only time sobers someone who has been drinking. Don't push drinks. Invite guests who are compati- ble so that no one feels left out (f the crowd. Lonely or unfriendly people often drink to excess. Prepare plenty of food so guests will not drink on empty stomachs. But avoid too may salty snacks as they tend to make people thirsty and drink more. Plan lots of group activities like party games. Be honest when inviting guests who are known to drink to excess and tell them that drinking and driving are unacceptable at your party. Get them to agree to find alternate modes of transportation. NORCALA is a nonprofit, grass roots public education organiza- tion dedicated to servmg as a watchdog over the legal system and those who would seek to abuse it for undeserved gain, ac- cording to Shilling. RAIL able but that there needed to be more direct communication with the creditors in the meantfme. Further discussion regarding fi- nances determined that the Board would have to decide which cred- itors would be paid out of federal disaster (FEMA) funds should they be forthcoming. Project Grad to meet on Monday Jan5 The Project Grad committee ill meet Monday Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Auto Shop at Cloverdale High School. Topic for this evening's meet- ing will be the Citrus Fair exhibit. The public is invited. Entertaining Made Easy Serving Up Hers D'Oeuvres With (NAPS)--Cocktails are at seven. The room is radiating with a warm, holiday glow. Light-hearted guests will soon be pouring through the door. So where is the hostess? Trapped in the kitchen missing all the tim? Not this hostess... Nancy Mueller, president of Nancy's Specialty Foods, has all sorts of easy shortcuts to make entertaining fun like this simple, yet elegant centerpiece. One trip to the craft store should provide all the materials for this re- usable server. Just add your own seasonal touches as decoration. Light a few candles, open the wine, arrange a selection of Nancy's Petite Quiche or your own favorite appetizers on your server and enjoy yourself at your next get together...along with your guests! Willow And Rice Paper Server Materials: 2, 42" long %" diameter willow branches or other bendable branches Garden twine 16.5" x 15  rigid cardboard Sheet of heavy textured rice paper Craft knife Raffia White glue 1" wide fiat paint brush Wheat, seedy eucalyptus, red straw flower Non-toxic acrylic varnish (optional) Blue Cross of California $40 Copay Plan 19-29 30-39 4o-49 50.59 6o.64 sPGe spou 29 57 45 73 72 117 120 192 144 236 Directions: STEP ONE: With a pencil, mark a " circle for each wil- low branch on the four corners of the cardboard ll/z inches from the edges. Using a craft knife, slit two radiuses to make an X across each pencil circle and push through with a pencil to make a hole. STEP TWO: Cut a piece of rice paper HI" larger on all sides REVIEW The Chamber announces it is preparing an updated Cloverdale street map. December 24 Approximately 266 housing units could be constructed in 1998 in Cloverdale. An audit reveals that the City has more than ade- quate infrastructure, such as sew- er and water and storm dram capacity to serve the 266 new homes. Reorganization of the City Council makes Robert Jehn may- or and Carol Chase Vice Mayor. A new law is passed requiring 00M'araCna zAsy00,o.00tes than the piece of cardbq With a craft knife, score side of rice paper and make a rough edge. Glue paper on cardboard using brush. Slit the rice paper knife at the four holes. STEP THREE: With tie two willow branches cross at their middle. Bend willows down into arches keep in place by tying pieces of twine of the branches. Insert the of the willow arches into holes through the rice covered cardboard. Wind a z berband under the on each leg to keep from sliding down. Remove twine from the base. STEP FOUR: Tie a raffia to cover the twine at top. Tie bouquet of wh( seedy eucalyptus and stz flowers on one of the branches. To make server useable, varnish rice paper face with a coat of three white glue mixed with one water. Let dry and paint toxic acrylic varnish. For a free booklet on stress. entertaining, please write taining Ideas, Nancy's Foods, 6500 Overlake Place, ark, CA 94560.  seaso p at Re school bus drivers to activate flashing red lights wheneve][ load and unload students, traffic in both directions "IDA q cometx) a stop. CUSD's Transs so tation Supervisor Rick Cun4-276 says the new law will pro cause some problems for the ! verdale area. , . The City Council gives its /f-i port to the SAY program by  ,[az, ing a letter of endorsement tq- Sonoma Foundation which. '@1 taken an interest in assistmg TO ( SAY steering committee iqar old search for additional funle mix, sources. A grant request to.a Irvine Foundation could am to as much as $50,000 a y'e four years. . 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