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The weather outside: It was pretty surprising to be pelted with rain on Sunday … I know the weather people said it “might” rain, but they’re wrong as often as right, so I didn’t pay attention. Our esteemed gardening columnist, Dick Tracy, noted that the Draft Horse Classic was cut short on Sunday, and he reminded me that the very first Draft Horse Classic was canceled due to heavy rains. The last night of the Shakespeare Festival at the Fairgrounds was canceled due to rain, too. Dick also brought up the fact that auto parts stores are being flooded with requests (Dick’s pun) for replacement windshield wipers. You never think about needing them until that first pesky rainfall. That reminds me …

Always wanted to learn T’ai Chi? Joseph Guide of the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center is getting ready to offer a free T’ai Chi Ch’uan class this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s. This is a good opportunity to see if T’ai Chi is for you. It’s a gentle exercise that Joseph says “promotes good health, relaxation and peace of mind.” We can all use more of that, right? Joseph will have a continuing class after the introductory one. He is a student of T’ai Chi master Da Liu. For information on the classes, call 272-4725.

Running stars: Our sports department will have all the results from the run at the Draft Horse Classic, but I’m happy to report that The Union columnist Carole Carson came in second in her age division – 60- to 70-year-olds. Gayle Lossman, a personal trainer (and Carole’s former trainer) out of the South Yuba Club, came in first. Both those ladies are competitive, so watch for a “Senior Runner Smackdown” next year!

One for, one against: In fairness and keeping apolitical, here’s a pro-Bush item and an anti-Bush item. John Vandenberg is looking for a place to buy a “Flush the Johns” bumpersticker. I suggested the local Republican Party, but John said he’s active there and they haven’t been able to help. Readers? And an anonymous e-mail correspondent notes: “If Bush gets re-elected, I’m going to start a national Don’t-Blame-Me-List.”


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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