East High School First DPS School Designated As No Place For Hate
East High School is the first Denver Public School to earn the designation of No Place for Hate®, an affirmation of the school’s commitment to promoting respect for diversity and continuing anti-bias efforts, having completed a year of anti-bias and anti-bullying programs. The No Place for Hate® designation banner was presented by the Anti-Defamation League, April 14, in a school-wide ceremony.
To earn this distinction, East High School formed a No Place for Hate® coalition, adopted a resolution pledging to create a more inclusive school, participated in ADL’s A World of Difference® Institute program and implemented a number of projects/activities promoting respect for differences. Projects completed this year include National Mix it Up Lunch Day, student-lead panel discussions and outreach to Manual High School students by East High students who lead anti-bias training programs.
More information about the No Place for Hate® program is available at regions.adl.org/mountain-states/programs/no-place-for-hate.html.
Discover The True Meaning Of Abundant Life in New Xulon Title
Book teaches how to live out God’s unique plan for your life. Like a well of living water, Xulon Press author Emmanuel K. Eliason’s new release, Five Keys to Abundant Life: Redefining Success in a Stressed Society ($11.99, paperback, 978-1-60791-474-7), will satisfy your taste for the deep things of God. Filled with purposeful, powerful, and practical information that is relevant to our modern age, this book explores the true meaning of abundant life and provides simple, life-changing keys to living out God’s unique plan for your life during times of spiritual, social, and economic stress.
As the founder and senior pastor of World Gospel Tabernacle, a multinational church in Aurora, Colorado, Eliason is committed to helping people turn around their spiritual lives and fulfill their God-given destinies. A powerful and in-demand preacher, he has a TV ministry that reaches across the United States to Colorado, Massachusetts, California, and New York.
Emmanuel K. Eliason currently resides in Aurora. He was recently named a recipient of Colorado’s African-Americans Who Make a Difference Award.
Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 5,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Five Keys to Abundant Life through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.
Barley Able To Walk To Competing For The Title Of Mrs. Colorado
After years of being in pain, 37 year-old Christy Williams was finally diagnosed with arthritis.
By looking at Christy Williams, it would be easy to dismiss the fact that a few years earlier she could barely walk, was resigned to a wheelchair and had lost most of her flexibility and mobility. Christy has Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the joints, leading to warmth, decreased range of motion, swelling and pain in the joint. Today, however she is moving forward and will be competing in the Mrs. Colorado competition in May 2009.
It took a few years for Christy to be diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis as is typical of many other people. Her symptoms started in her 20s, right after the birth of her daughter, and included hot swollen joints all over her body. Christy spent months going to internal doctors but every blood test indicated she was perfectly healthy. She had no markers in her blood work that would classify her with a rheumatoid disease. Finally, after three years, she was recommended to a rheumatologist and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
It is not uncommon for an accurate diagnose of RA to take several years. Symptoms for some types of arthritis develop slowly and may appear similar to other types in early states. It may take several visits before a doctor can tell what type of arthritis it is. In addition, while blood tests can be helpful in making a diagnosis, there is no single test that can make the diagnosis of RA by itself.
Currently, Christy is taking a biologic to control her arthritis. While in remission she saw an article about a local Mrs. Colorado pageant. She competed in the Mrs. Colorado Pageant in 2008 and made the Top 10. This year she hopes to be crowned Mrs. Colorado 2009.
Currently Williams holds the title of Mrs. Columbine 2009.
Denver Water Extends Permanent Watering Rules
Denver Water’s annual summer watering rules take effect May 1, and this year the utility has extended the rules beyond August, through September. The Board of Water Commissioners decided to extend the utility’s watering rules until Oct. 1, after recent snowpack readings showed that it is likely that all of Denver Water’s reservoirs will fill this year.
Similar to last year, Denver Water will enforce its rules with roving water monitors. The watering rules are:
• No lawn watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
• Do not water more than three days per week (there are no assigned days for watering).
• Do not waste water by allowing it to pool in gutters, streets and alleys.
• Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt.
• Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.
• Do not use spray irrigation while it is raining or during high winds.
Recent snowpack readings show that it is likely that all of Denver Water’s reservoirs will fill this year.
By using only the water they need, Denver Water customers can maximize supply during the hottest months of summer. A long-term commitment to efficient water use will also help postpone or avoid spending more money on other supply options and support the preservation of Colorado’s natural environment.
Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference And Expo
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting current and aspiring entrepreneurs May 17 through 20, for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo. Hosted by ExxonMobil and longtime supporter GM, the conference and networking event is designed for African American entrepreneurs, corporate executives and professionals. This year’s conference theme is “Shifting Gears: New Realities, New Rules, New Opportunities.” Attendees can expect innovative strategy sessions; high-powered speakers; and an early introduction to products, trends and services to help them stay competitive and ahead of the curve in the months ahead.
The conference is open to the public and expected to attract 1,100 attendees. The registration fee includes an event bag; continental breakfast and lunch (Monday and Tuesday); and admission to sessions, workshops, networking receptions, the Small Business Awards Luncheon, the BE 100s Awards Gala, the Town Hall session and the expo hall.
To register, visit www.blackenterprise.com/beec or call 800-209-7229.