Friday, November 2, 2007

NOVEMBER 2, 2007

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS SUNDAY MORNING (--Saturday Night) at 2 A.M. Clocks FALL BACK one hour. That means you can spend an extra hour sleeping on Saturday night, because you get an extra hour of nighttime.

Christmas is coming… Come get a head start!
Women’s Ministries at First Presbyterian Church is hosting a holiday vendor fair.
Come for one stop shopping, giveaways, raffles, and refreshments.
Saturday November 3, 2007
Open house hours 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM First Presbyterian Church- Activities Center 1705 17th Street

The Bakersfield Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is gearing up for it’s 10th annual 5k “Walk to Cure Diabetes” on tomorrow at Yokuts Park. Over 2,000 people are expected to walk, run and bike to raise money for diabetes research.

There will be free family activities-- bounce houses, rock climbing wall, local entertainment, dancing to Chesterfield King and the Sultans of Swings, free continental breakfast and lunch for all walkers and volunteers. Registration for the walk is at 8 AM and the walk begins at 9 AM sharp. Last year the Bakersfield Chapter raised over $200,000 for diabetes research and this year’s goal is $225,000.

Over 21 million Americans live with diabetes and its complications. As many as 5 million have type 1 diabetes. Diabetes kills one American every three minutes. Recent studies have shown that diabetes accounted for more than $130 billion in health care costs the US. Insulin is only life support. It is not a cure. Media interviews are available with children who have diabetes and their families, who are willing to share the harsh daily realities of living with this disease. The Honorary Walk Chair for the 2007 walk, is Assembly Woman Nicole Parra of the 30th Assembly District. MCs for the day are KGET’s Weatherman, Kevin Charette and Teleumundo’s news anchor Sergio Flores.

This year JDRF has a unique fundraising element that the public can take advantage of the “Win a Date with K2 “raffle. KGET’s 2 most eligible bachelors Kevin Charette and Kiyoshi Tomono are auctioning themselves off for Dinner, a Movie and a Limo ride. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Bakersfield Branch of JDRF. Tickets are available at:

Chevron and HWY178 and 24th Street
KGET 2120 L. Street
Essentials Spa in the Market Place
Sprint Stores @ Valley Plaza, East Hills Mall and Ming and Old Stein
JDRF-2201 19th St.
Sub-Station 20th St.
Juice it Up 24th St
24th Street Café
Tru Skin and Body Spa 24th St.

Sponsors for this year’s walk include: Presenting Sponsor: TRC Operating Company, Inc. Platinum: Jim’s Supply Gold Sponsors: The Diane S. Lake Family., and Wells Fargo. Silver Sponsors: Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, San Joaquin Community Hospital and Haddad-Bashirtash. Lunch Sponsor: The Ben H. and Gladys Arkelian, Wal-Mart and Golden empire Nuts and Bolts. Bronze Sponsors: Baker-Hughes/Hughes Christensen and Chevron. Media Sponsors: Buckley Broadcasting: 97.7 the Breeze, Groove 99.3, Kelly 95.3 and 1560 KNZR and: KGET, Ch.17/ KKEY, Telemundo.

For more information, on the walk, visit the JDRF website at or call 661-636-1305.

The Parents Television Council released its annual rating of the suitability for children of the top-20 TV-network shows watched by kids 2-17, ranked from first to worst.

The PTC does a content analysis of the top 20 network-TV primetime shows with kids (according to Nielsen Media Research) based on "explicitness of foul language, sexual content and violence present" and taking into account "time slot, target audience, themes and plot lines."

The seven shows given a green light for suitability for children were, in order:
· Extreme Makeover:
· Home Edition, Sunday Night Football,
· NBC's Deal or No Deal,
· Fox's Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader,
· NBC's The Singing Bee,
· Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics,
· Fox’s American Idol
· ABC's Supernanny.

Shows getting yellow caution lights (a "questionably suitable" designation) were
· ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos,
· ABC's Dancing with the Stars,
· Fox's So You Think You Can Dance,
· CBS' Amazing Race,
· CBS' Survivor
· Fox’s The Simpsons.

Occupying the red-light district were
· Fox's House,
· ABC's Grey's Anatomy,
· NBC's Heroes,
· American Dad and Family Guy