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 September 2004

"The health of a democratic society may be measured by the
quality of functions performed by private citizens"
                        Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

For the month of September, temperatures will be above average with Precipitation to be average.

Weather watch: rain and mild (1, 2) turning fair and warm (3,4). Showers, storms (5,6) returning to fair and warm weather (7,8,9,10). Showers (11,12); fair and very warm (13,14,15). Tropical storm (16,17,18,19) with showers and cooler temperatures (20,21). Fair and mild (22,23,24) with more showers and storms (25,26). Fair and quite warm (27,28,29,30).

Tornado watch: September will be an active month for tornados with the most activity predicted to occur between the 16th and the 19th.

Full moon: September's occurs late in the month on the 28th and is 2004's harvest moon. It is also known as the corn moon because corn ripens for harvest at this time. The autumnal equinox will occur on the 22nd at 11:30am.

Special notes: we must never forget the terrible tragedy of 9/11. Remind yourself about what is truly important to you and make each day count. Tell family members and friends every day that you love them. Reach out and give of yourself in time, money, and service. Most of all, develop an effective disaster plan with specific actions to take and test it regularly. Record vital school information, out-of-town friends and relatives contacts. For more go to Click on "be prepared".

September is national cholesterol month. Consult you physician for testing and treatment if levels are too high. Contact the national heart, lung and blood institute at 301.496.4236 or for more information.

Holidays: labor day in on the first Monday (6th) and citizenship day on Friday, the 17th. Rosh hashana and Yom Kippur are both celebrated in September on the 16th and 25th respectively.

The garden: fall is the best time to plant perennial flowers, trees, shrubs, and evergreens. It also is a good time to plant fast-growing vegetables like arugula, lettuce, kale, radishes, and spinach. Enjoy some late-season bounty!

J. Grubers' thought for today's living:

"The thirst for knowledge can be an acquired taste, but it should be sought early in life to be most beneficial."

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