Students gathered in the Student Center on Wednesday night to hear panelists discuss struggles with body image as part of Love Your Body Week at Saint Mary’s.Junior Sam Moorhead, Social Concerns Committee chair for the Student Government Association, said the idea of having a panel present at Love Your Body Week was inspired by the positive results of a panel at Support a Belle, Love a Belle week in the fall.“Essentially it is to promote dialogue on issues that are so seldom talked about,” Moorhead said. “Throughout the school year we have one week where we focus on body related issues … [and it] is such an important issue that so many people struggle with but not many people talk about.”Junior Mackenzie Woods started the night by sharing her experience with anorexia. She named her eating disorder “Ed” and said that Ed chose her.“Ed is the voice that lives inside me, pushing me to embody perfection in its most extreme form,” Woods said. “You could say I was destined to develop an eating disorder from early on. The eating disorder was never something that I chose. Quite the contrary, in fact, Ed chose me as one of his victims.”Woods said she was determined to be the best anorexic. But eventually she made the choice of life over death and a healthy life over Ed. Woods recovered five years ago and has stayed healthy with the help of family, friends and her faith. Ed was a gift, Woods said.“It may seem strange that anyone would want to toy with death and experience such loss and pain,” she said. “However, in my mind Ed was a gift.“He was much less about food and the desire to be thin and much more about my emotional, spiritual, mental and creative hunger. He was a disguised opportunity for me to learn more about myself and the inner strength I never knew I had.”Woods is in the process of creating a chapter of Project HEAL at Saint Mary’s. HEAL stands for Help to Eat, Accept and Live. Project HEAL sponsors a scholarship program for people who cannot afford treatment.“I’m hoping to raise awareness of eating disorders on campus,” Woods said. “I’m hoping to really get people talking about them because it’s often taboo and under the rug.”Junior Abby Roggemann shared her emotional and ongoing battle with anorexia. Roggemann said her best friend ¾ her eating disorder ¾ became her worst enemy.“Once I realized how good I was at starving myself, it got out of control quickly,” she said. “I never thought an eating disorder could happen to me, but it can happen to anyone.“I was counting every single calorie that entered my body. It felt so good that I just couldn’t stop. It was a rude awakening when I had to admit to myself that I had a problem. I couldn’t go any longer and was scared for my future.”Roggemann said the road to recovery is a continuous journey. There is no fast fix or cure-all for an eating disorder.“I want to give you an ending with rainbows and unicorns and glitter but it’s my story, its not over yet and it wont be for a really long a time,” Roggemann said. “I’m still not really sure what the term recovery means.“Honestly I’m not recovered, but I hope my constant work will help my disordered thoughts and behaviors grow farther and fewer. There is no fast fix or cure-all for an eating disorder.”Sophomore Bridget Dedelow, who has cerebral palsy, discussed her body image issues as well. Dedelow said she noticed something was “off” with her when she was six years old.“People everyday compare themselves to models and actresses and in high school I did the same,” Dedelow said. “But when I looked in the mirror I didn’t see anything. I didn’t see confidence, I didn’t see a good body image, I basically saw nothing.“And I was basically angrier at that time. Angry for having something this thing that I couldn’t really control, angry for being awkward around other people, angry for other people that were being constantly reminded that they were normal and I wasn’t and angry at the scars that were on my body. “Dedelow said it was not until she came to Saint Mary’s that she began working on her own body image. She said her story is still ongoing with the help of supportive friends and family.“I learned to talk about my feelings instead of hiding them,” Dedelow said. “My favorite Beatles quote is ‘Tomorrow may rain but follow the sun.’”Moorhead said the event was great because she was able to hear personal Saint Mary’s stories.“It was obviously such a great experience for the people here and them because it takes so much courage and I’m so proud of them for doing it,” Moorhead said.A mass in Le Mans followed the panel. The chosen passages related to God’s image and body image in some way.“We have not had a mass in the past, but being a Catholic women’s college we thought we should add faith to it and the week,” Moorhead said. “We decided to have that faith component because a lot of people rely on faith in order to get them through their struggles so we thought this was a great opportunity to do that.”Tags: anorexia, Love Your Body, Love Your Body Week, Project HEAL, saint mary’s, SMC
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Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among others, were compromised on Wednesday and posted tweets that promote a cryptocurrency scam.Additionally, accounts of former President Barack Obama, Kanye West, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Mike Bloomberg, also posted similar tweets soliciting donations via Bitcoin.“Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time,” Gates’ tweet said. That message promised to double all payments made to a Bitcoin address for 30 minutes after it was posted.A spokesperson for Twitter said the company is looking into the issue. “We can confirm that this tweet was not sent by Bill Gates,” a spokesperson for Gates told CNN Business. “This appears to be part of a larger issue that Twitter is facing. Twitter is aware and working to restore the account.”Meanwhile, Uber later tweeted, “Like many others, our @Uber account was hit by a scammer today. The tweet has been deleted and we’re working directly with @Twitter to figure out what happened.”This is a developing story.
In addition, the Hall of Fame will concurrently update Hill’s library file to fix his birth year.“New information has shown that the genealogical information and history of his birth were not correct,” said Brad Horn, senior director of communications and education at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.The organization’s formal acknowledgement of the new data is based on a packet of documentation and source materials Culpeper historian Zann Nelson submitted to them in January, following six months of intense research that included field visits to the local mountainside hamlet where Hill was born.“What this does is shed new light on the person of Pete Hill,” said Horn, adding, “Zann’s research was excellent.”In shedding that light, Culpeper can now officially lay claim to its second Hall of Famer, John Preston “Pete” Hill, born circa 1884, the son of former slaves, in the rural community of Buena, near Rapidan in the county’s southeastern corner. Eppa Rixey, a White National League ballplayer born 1891 in the town of Culpeper, was inducted into Hall of Fame in 1963, two months before his death.Hill was inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame in 2006, more than five decades after his death in 1951. He went by the nickname Pete and was considered one of the greatest outfielders and hitters in Negro League history.“He was a hit machine,” noted baseball historian Phil Dixon at the time of his induction.During his 20-year career, Hill, standing a powerful 6-1 and weighing 215 pounds, hit better than .300 eight times and twice topped .400.“I’m yet to find a box score in which he doesn’t have a hit,” Dixon said.When Hill finally got his due from the Hall of Fame four years ago along with 16 other Negro League Players he was erroneously named “Joseph” on his plaque. Further, Hall of Fame library records and research reported that he was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1880.Baseball researchers from around the country have sought to right Hill’s personal Hall of Fame information for years, but it wasn’t until Nelson picked up the trail that things started happening.Former director of the Museum of Culpeper History, Nelson wrote a comprehensive three-part series, “Correcting History,” for the Star-Exponent and starexponent.com in December, documenting indisputable evidence that Joseph Hill was actually John Hill and that he was born in the rural south and not in urban Pittsburgh.“I am just ecstatic about being part of something that rights a pretty significant inaccuracy significant in the sense that this was a real, living human being,” Nelson said. “When the wrong name and wrong birthplace are given, the individual’s true heritage is eradicated.”Ron Hill of Penn Hills, Pa., the great-nephew of Pete Hill, agreed.“Up to this point, I didn’t know where we came from,” said the retired major with the Allegheny County Jail. “It has brought a lot of closeness to our family.”Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, Ron Hill had heard about a baseball player somewhere in the family tree, but never knew the extent of his great-uncle’s achievements.In fact, Pete Hill started his career with the Pittsburgh Keystones in 1899 before joining the Cuban X-Giants in 1901. The child of Lizzie Seals and Reuben Washington Hill, Pete, by 1900, had left his Virginia birthplace on the side of Cedar Mountain the same name as the Civil War battle that occurred nearby in 1862 and was living in Pittsburgh with his mother, stepfather and two brothers, census records show. Lizzie Seals was born 1857 in Orange County, just south of Culpeper, likely into slavery, contended Nelson.“I cannot find her father or Pete’s grandfather on his father’s side living as freemen in the 1860 census,” she said. “If they were free, they would have been listed.”Nelson believes Hill’s humble roots drove him to work harder, to do what was necessary to achieve more, even if meant leaving home.“They had their eyes set on something a whole lot better, and that is what they kept focusing on,” she said of struggles faced by Blacks in the newly emancipated South, and later the restrictive Jim Crow years.“They went where the work was where they could get an education. It’s those kinds of characteristics perseverance and resilience that were instilled in Pete and his siblings.”Ron Hill said today’s youth should embrace the example of his great-uncle.“Children today should be able to go out there and do anything,” he said. “He came out of nothing and made something of himself his mother was only 20 years out of slavery when she came to Pittsburgh.”Life in the North wasn’t easy for Black ballplayers of the time either, Ron Hill said, describing how if they wanted to eat in area restaurants, they had to go around back.“It was rough these guys went through hell,” he said.Nevertheless, many in the Negro League like Pete Hill accumulated impressive stats on the field. An outfielder for the Philadelphia Giants, Leland Giants and Chicago American Giants, Hill was a “giant among Giants,” the Hall of Fame described “one of the greatest line-drive hitters of his era.”As captain of the legendary Leland Giants, he helped lead them to a record of 123 wins and six losses. With Philadelphia, he participated in two league championships.Hill also starred in the Cuban Winter League, playing against major league clubs, including the Detroit Tigers and Ty Cobb.Pete Hill “could do anything a White player can do,” the Chicago Defender wrote in 1910. “He can hit, run, throw and is what is termed a wise, heady ballplayer.”Hill ended his baseball career in 1925 as manager/player with the Baltimore Black Sox and a career batting average of .326. Perhaps not coincidentally, Ron Hill sponsors the Pittsburgh Black Sox, a Little League team.In the 1920s, census records show Pete Hill living in Chicago with his wife, Gertrude, and son Kenneth. By 1930, he was divorced and living in Buffalo, N.Y., working as a railroad porter, which he did until his death some 20 years later, Nelson found.There, the trail of Pete Hill goes cold. Many of the same researchers dedicated to correcting the story of Hill’s roots are now focused on determining his final resting place. His death certificate only says that he was buried in Chicago.Researchers contend Hill is the only Hall of Famer whose burial site is unknown, though Horn, the organization’s communications and education director, said it is not uncommon for older inductees, particularly 19th century stars, to have unknown death sites.Either way, the fact that the Hall of Fame will verify and correct Hill’s first name and birthplace will hopefully go a long way in the search for his grave, a search that may include help from PBS’s “History Detectives,” according to Nelson.For now, the focus remains on what is to come in John “Pete” Hill’s legacy, that is, the unveiling of a new plaque Oct. 12, his birthday, in Cooperstown. When inducted the first time, no family members or supporters were present because Joseph Hill was unknown to them.This time, various family members from around the country plan to travel to New York for the redo. Relatives from Los Angeles, Boston, Ohio and Pennsylvania came to Culpeper last month to retrace their ancestor’s steps, proudly embracing their history.Horn said this is not the first time the Hall of Fame has recast a plaque. It’s the third this decade alone.In 2008, the Hall of Fame redid Jackie Robinson’s to reflect the star hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers’ contributions to breaking the race barrier.In 2000, the plaque of Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente Walker was redone to reflect Walker, his mother’s maiden name, as his last name. It was previously cast as Roberto Walker Clemente.“It’s important to have this information correct,” Horn said, noting Hill’s plaque was cast in 2006 using the best available information at the time. He said all the changes to Hill’s history would be made in unison.Kent State University professor Leslie Heaphy has written extensively on the Negro Leagues, including articles referring to Pete Hill as Joseph Hill from Pittsburgh. She said last week that Nelson’s updated information “continues to fill in the gaps of the Negro Leagues’ history, especially the earlier years.”“It is always important to try to be as accurate as possible with our understanding of history and facts,” she said. “We need to keep checking and finding new information and updating what we know so we are always learning.” “PETE” HILL by Allison Brophy ChampionCULPEPER, Va. (AP)—When the National Baseball Hall of Fame recasts the plaque of Negro League standout and Culpeper native “Pete” Hill later this year, changing his given name and birthplace, it will officially give Culpeper County its second inductee into the game’s most sacred institution. CAST IN BRONZE —This handout photo from the National Baseball Hall of Fame is the bronze Hall of Fame plaque of Pete Hill. Hill was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, July 30, 2006 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Brandon Marshall makes leaping catch over Troy Polamalu. (Courier Photo/William McBride)by Ulish CarterCourier Staff WriterWell, at least we got a lot more offense. The Steelers scored 23 points, which was 6 more than the 17 points in the previous two games combined. But they forgot to stop the other team from scoring 40.The Steelers best offensive game of the season was just a step above terrible. So they are getting better?If you didn’t watch the game, and only looked at the stats in the paper, you would think the Steelers had an impressive offensive game and a terrible defensive game. But for those of us who suffered through it we know better.The Steelers were down 24-3 before the first half was over, and if not for a stupid play by the Bears, trying to block a punt, they would have been blown out much earlier. But after the Steelers got the ball in great field position, they came roaring back behind some impressive play by Antonio Brown, Jonathan Dwyer and the defense as a unit, only to melt down again.The offense did have some mighty good looking stats but the Steelers are still 0-3. There might be some light beyond the tunnel. They play the Minnesota Vikings, 0-3, next Sunday in England. Somebody has to win.The Steelers stand a very good chance of winning their first game against the Vikings not because the Vikings have looked worse in their three loses. No, actually all three of their losses have been close games. But they are very one dimensional. They have the best runner in football in Adrian Peterson, but they are weak at quarterback which means if the Steelers can score at least three touchdowns they can win the game because the defense will contain Peterson.The Vikings suffered their third loss at the hands of the lowly Cleveland Browns who were down to their third string quarterback Brian Hoyer. The Vikings depleted defense made Hoyer look like Peyton Manning, well not that good.He threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns on 30 for 54 passing as the Browns picked up their first win 31-27.Peterson was held to 88 yards while starting quarterback Christian Ponder was 25 of 42 for 228 yards.Antonio Brown had a great game against the Bears after complaining about not getting the ball against the Bengals. He had 186 yards on 9 catches, including one spectacular one-handed touchdown catch. Ben Roethlisberger had 406 yards on 26 of 41 passing, but interceptions and fumbles pretty much erased these numbers. As far as the division stands, the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens stayed on top with wins. The Bengals (2-1) upset the Green Bay Packers 31-27 in one of the most exciting games of the young season, and Baltimore kept pace with a 30-9 lopsided win over the Houston Texans.
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryLorrie Jones, certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and an expert on emotional eating, will be at the Olympia Timberland Library to speak on why we eat (or don’t eat), how to create mindful eating habits, and learn guidelines to keep pounds off for life. The presentation takes place after regular library hours, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., on Wednesday, October 24. Like all Timberland library programs, the presentation is free of charge.Dieting is a multi-billion dollar a year industry in our country. Yet it has been reported that 95 to 98 percent of all the weight lost in the United States is gained back in a year to a year and a half. Diets don’t work, according to Jones, because they are based on inadequacy and shame.Mindfulness is bringing a focused awareness to the present moment, non-judgmentally, and developing freedom from reactive, habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. As Jones explains it, mindful eating is respecting our own inner wisdom, choosing food that is both pleasing and nourishing by using all of our senses to savor and enjoy food without judgment, and learning to be aware of physical hunger and satiation to guide our decision to begin eating and to stop eating.Jones offers acceptance and understanding to people struggling with eating issues and provides information and her personal story. As a younger woman, Jones tried numerous diets, losing and gaining a combined total of 1,900 pounds over a ten-year period.Jones is a Washington State Certified Counselor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Beginning, Advanced and Senior Yoga and Mat Pilates. Her website is www.simpleserenity.com.The Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 8th Avenue SE. For more information, call (360) 352-0595 or go to www.TRL.org.
Facebook5Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of OlympiaThe Olympia Fire Department was just notified by the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) that it’s insurance rating has been upgraded from a Class 3 to a Class 2. WSRB evaluates all Washington communities for their fire protection/suppression capability using a schedule approved by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. WSRB assigns each community a Protection Class of 1 through 10, where 1 indicates exemplary fire protection capabilities, and 10 indicates the capabilities, if any, are insufficient for insurance credit.Our business community will have an opportunity to reduce their fire insurance costs by an estimated 15% or more. The Class 2 rating makes Olympia more attractive to businesses that may wish to relocate because of lower costs of doing business.During the grading process, the WSRB evaluated four major areas: Fire Department, water supply, emergency communications, and fire safety control (fire prevention, public education, and building code enforcement). The Fire Department was reviewed for distribution of fire stations, engine companies, ladder companies, pumping capacity, apparatus maintenance, department personnel and training. The water supply was reviewed for fire flow capabilities, hydrant locations, and system maintenance. The community’s 911 system is evaluated on its ability to receive and handle calls for emergency services. Lastly, the Fire Prevention Division and Building Inspection Services were evaluated for their abilities to inspect new construction and existing businesses in the City, as well as application of local codes and ordinances. Olympia is one of only four fire departments statewide that have a Class 2 rating. Seattle, Bellevue, and Federal Way are the only other Class 2 rated communities. No one in the State of Washington has achieved a Class 1 rating.
“It will be very strange walking in the barn and not seeing her in that first stall and having her to nick at me for treats. She’s been a big part of my daily routine for a long time,” Painter said. Assistant trainer to Jimmy Jerkens, Kent Sweeney, “He spiked a little temperature last night and left some of his feed. So, we scratched him.” $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF Tamarkuz (1st, Las Vegas Dirt Mile) – Shadwell’s 6yo horse came out of his big performance in in the Dirt Mile in good shape, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Saturday morning. The victory was his first since 2014 in a career interrupted by injury and secured that elusive U.S. graded stakes triumph.“He’s trained very well, done great and we’re so happy he finally got a big win because he has been second a couple of times this year,” McLaughlin said. “It was a big effort and it kind of was a blessing probably that he didn’t break real sharp because they were going so fast. Mike rode a great race. We’re very happy with his win.“We’re not sure what we’re going to do from here – either he’ll go and stand at stud or race again. We’re not sure. Rick Nichols (of Shadwell) will let me know.” Beholder (1st, Longines Distaff) – Spendthrift Farm’s brilliant champion 6yo mare Beholder, who capped off a remarkable racing career with one last display of greatness by defeating previously undefeated champion Songbird in a heated battle of true champions, came out of her second Distaff score in good order; according to trainer Richard Mandella.“She came out of the race great and looked great this morning,” said Mandella, who annexed his ninth Breeders’ Cup victory and second in the Distaff on the eve of his 66th birthday.While heading to the track to observe his first set of horses Saturday morning, the Hall of Fame trainer reflected on Friday’s epic edition of the Distaff and his time with the three-time Breeders’ Cup heroine.“As you can imagine we couldn’t be any more excited by a race like that and a mare like her,” Mandella said. “I do realize I’m fortunate to have a very special situation that very few people have ever experienced, to have a mare this good this long. It’s just been a great ride.“She’ll be going home to the farm to be bred after this. I don’t know to who or anything like that.”When asked if Beholder may be the best filly the prominent conditioner has trained and if this moment tops the rest, Mandella said, “I think she might be one of the best anybody ever trained. She’s given us a lot of great moments. Right now, in the heat of the battle it is the best moment but, overall there are so many.”After finalizing her morning gallops, Beholder’s regular exercise rider Janeen Painter took time to share her reaction.“That was really special,” Painter said. “You know it’s been an emotional week. I am getting emotional now talking about it. Sad because I knew this was the last race. But, I knew she had one big one left in her and she didn’t disappoint. Congratulations to Songbird too. That filly had never been headed before in her life and she fought against Beholder all the way down the lane to just barely lose. It was a great race.”Painter realizes it will be tough to say goodbye to the reigning Distaff champion. $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ DIRT MILE Stellar Wind (4th, Longines Distaff) – The fourth-place finisher in Friday’s dynamite Distaff was fine on the morning after the race, trainer John Sadler said.A decision will be made in a day or two regarding whether the 4yo daughter of Curlin, owned by the Hronis Racing LLC stable of brothers Pete and Kosta Hronis, will be retired or returned to racing in 2017.Regarding the Distaff, in which Stellar Wind hopped when the gates opened, never was closer than fourth and finished 3 3/4 lengths behind the nose victory of Beholder over Songbird, Sadler said, “I felt like I was run over by a truck. The race was over for us right at the start.” $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC Shaman Ghost Has Been Scratched – Please note that Jerkins assistant is Kent Sweezey. Assistant trainer to Jimmy Jerkens, Kent Sweezey, “He spiked a little temperature last night and left some of his feed. So, we scratched him.” Forever Unbridled (3rd, Longines Distaff) – Charles Fipke’s homebred Forever Unbridled came out of her game third-place finish in the Distaff well, according to trainer Dallas Stewart. Trailing early under Joel Rosario, the Apple Blossom Handicap and Beldame Stakes winner closed stoutly to come up 1 1/4 lengths short at the wire behind champions Beholder and Songbird. She finished clear of three Grade 1 winners of her generation, including champion Stellar Wind and Eclipse Award finalist I’m a Chatterbox.Forever Unbridled departed Santa Anita for her Churchill Downs base early Saturday morning along with assistant trainer Bentley Combs. A decision on whether she will race as a 5yo in 2017 has yet to be determined. Songbird (2nd, Longines Distaff) – Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer reported that Songbird, who suffered her first career defeat in an epic battle with Beholder in Friday’s Distaff, emerged from the race fine and will now get some time off before returning to the races in 2017.Offering some context to the outcome, he said, “We certainly didn’t expect I’m a Chatterbox to move at us so early in the race. If she hadn’t, we would have won. You can’t take a horse out of its element and expect that result. I don’t know if Beholder ever got to the front before the wire; all I know is the result.” Runhappy (8th, Las Vegas Dirt Mile) – James McIngvale’s Runhappy, who set the pace in Friday’s race before fading to eighth, came out of the race in good order according to trainer Laura Wohlers.“He got pretty tired yesterday,” Wohlers said of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion’s second start of 2016. “He will go back to Kentucky in the morning. We will give it a couple of days back there and get on a conference call and talk about where we go from here.” Oscar Performance (1st, Juvenile Turf) – Amerman Racing’s homebred Oscar Performance delivered one of the more stately victories on Breeders’ Cup Friday, sprinting clear of his rivals in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at the top of the stretch after contesting a hot pace and then holding on impressively by 1 1/4 lengths at the wire. The son of Kitten’s Joy exited his effort in good order, according to conditioner Brian Lynch.“He seems like he came out of the race fine,” Lynch said. “He ate up all his grain and has good energy today. He’ll go back to New York temporarily before heading down to Palm Meadows (Fla.).”Lynch, a former assistant to Bobby Frankel, won his first Breeders’ Cup event with only his second competitor. Previously, his Grand Arch finished third and 11th in the last two renewals of the Breeders’ Cup Mile.“I guess until you get by yourself somewhere is when it soaks in,” he said. “Right now I’m just enjoying it.”