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Thursday, October 4, 2012 Free Press Page 9 Contributed photo by Margaret lones Living memory This blue spruce was recently planted on the grounds of Medical Lake High School in honor of former student Charles "Chuck" David Jones Ill, who passed away in April 20t 2. According to his family, Jones was instrumental in building the high school's Junior ROTC program, becoming the first MLHS Junior ROTC student to receive an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Eating trouble continued from page 6 up the image of a food lives depended on our choices. Ii~'the wild, sweet foods are generally good. They are safe to eat, and their calories help ward off hunger and starva- tion. When we were hunter-gathers, we were on our feet essentially all day, every day, burning through the calories we ate. Some sweet fruit was good - good tasting and good for us. Back in the old days, when we could hold off hunger by eating fat- rich foods, we also had reason to celebrate. The fatty portion of meat gave us a lot of calories, something we needed because we were burn- ing a lot of "fuel" each day. High calorie food was to be welcomed in such circumstances, so fatty food was a good meal. Now, however, our natural craving for sweets and fats gets us in trouble. I sit at a desk all day, yet l crave sweets and fats as much as my hunter-gatherer ances- tors during the Ice Age. It's easy for me to over- eat, especially because there are chocolates kept in a bowl just a few feet from my desk. When it comes to the battle of the bulge, a good test is to conjure and ask myself if I crave it. Sweet and salty foods are high on the list of whatI crave, even when I've been eating three square meals a day and don't need more calo- ries. The Oregon State University publication points out "flavor" is a complicated subject. Only part of what gives a food its flavor is taste: sweet, sour, salty, and so on. Smell is also im- portant: the smell of fresh brewed coffee comes close to driv- ing me wild first thing in the morning. That brings up temperature, too, with the Warmth of hot coffee being part of its appeal. Then there's the texture of a food like custard. Finally, some foods are spicy, a feature that makes them a favorite to some people: We're all different, and our individual brains decide what foods we like. But most of us have a hankering for foods that are high in calories. Now that we can choose at the grocery store or the restaurant what we want to eat, rather than having to chase it down in the wild, we all too often end up with more calories than is useful for our health. They're good tasting calories, to be sure, but there are just too many of them. But the good news from Oregon is that the way we perceive flavor is only partly instinct left over from our hunt- er-gathering days. It's also partly learned. It's certainly true that the first time I tasted coffee I thought it was terrible. Now I can't live without the stuff. What we need to work on is retraining our sens- es to enjoy the foods that are really good - both good tasting and good for us. That may take more work than pulling up at the fast food outlet, but it's important labor 1:hat can yield rich re- wards for our health. Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, a native of the rural North- west, was trained as a ge- ologist at Princeton and Harvard, This column as a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State Uni- versity. Open house Monday on new Cheney commercial zones {CI~iI~ ~ North Side South Hill Medical Lake 755.5437 624,1182 299.5171 N.Ik~:~w~a 418 E. 30th. Suite 2 123 N, Brewer St St~okar~e Spokane Medical Lake Dr. C hristoD,"er Her zog Dr. Andrew Garabed~an Spokane's O~ty Boatd Certifae# Pediatric f3enta l Group The Cheney Planning Commission will host an open house Monday, Oct. 8, prior to its regular monthly meeting to allow the public to learn more about proposed new commercial zoning districts. The open house will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 609 Second St. Zoning regulations govern the types of struc- tures and uses allowed in various areas of the city. The commercial zones will be of particular interest to business owners and managers, as well as to owners of commercial property. As part of a complete overhaul of the city's development regulations, revisions are being proposed to the characteristics of residential, commercial, business and industrial zones. City staff members will be on hand to answer questions and explain how these changes might affect residents. Open house attendees are wel- come to remain for the Planning Commission meeting for a more detailed discussion on the proposed commercial zoning districts The meet- ing will begin at 6:30 p.m. immediately following the open house. From the archives: 1962 Going Domeltner is Rediscover hew enjoyable travel can be Headis~t East? WW I1ot agd p~re pleasure to your ~rtp? You can~by travelh~J UF~e sr~ooth glidtilg Do~alll~er$ between the Pacific North- wast a~l Chicago or thre~dgh Denver to Kansas City and St, Louis. Tbe Domaliner "Cffy of P~r~lead" ~tfers ~ravo{ that is restful retax- ing and rewarding. I11 S Dolrts COaCh. Dorae Lee ~"~da, or UP's ~,xcltlsive Do~ao Dining car, there's omPf~ reo~ for We~fet'sers who tlke their comfort big--their travel tal~ r~asoasbte, F~mJly ~'es apply io F~iI~l,}oll sod Coach. Serl~rou~ B~gage Ch~ck I~Sq aIlow'an~s mean you may t~ S~ng more ~rhe rhiogs~t ~n f#l pleaaur~ tripe or.that fulfill business trip objectives. 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