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THE PARK RECORD SAT/SUN/MON/TUES, SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2004 Viewpoints. EDITORIAL A-15 REMEMBER SONNY, I F ANYONE ASKS. THIS WAS ALL YOUR FAULT! Healthy competition demands respect by coaches and players realize that they have more in common than not. Ultimately it is up to coaches, school adminpart of what makes the season fun. But at what istrators and parents to make sure the spirit of point does rivalry cross over into disrespect and competition includes a healthy dose of admiraeven hostility? And, to what degree does that tion for the opposition. After all, the tougher the team, the better the game. animosity spread beyond the football field? Unfortunately some rivalries extend beyond This weekend, it seems, is devoted to gridiron fans and foes, from the big collegiate the goal posts, but they football players are not match-up between the University of Southern the only ones that sometimes cross the foul line. California Trojans and the Brigham Young There have been plenty of ugly melees over the University Cougars to the Park City High years - not just between between athletes but School Miners' showdown with the neighboring between parents, as well, on soccer fields and at hockey rinks too. Wasatch Wasps. Coaches should be on the front line making The volume was cranked up yesterday afternoon as local USC alums prepared to hold a sure that sportsmanship counts for as many if spirited pep rally in City Park and the Miners not more points than those shown on the board. were 'getting psyched' to go another round with Parents, too, need to know when to muffle the catcalls and encourage the youngsters on both one of their biggest rivals in the region. The same scene, with slight variations in sides of the scrimmage. Let's hope that after this weekend of compeschool colors and mascots is being played out in tition around the county and in Provo, both the towns and cities throughout the county, the state and beyond. But, hopefully, when the winners and losers leave the field with a meagames are over, the players and their fans will sure of mutual respect. his is the thick of the prep football season which is always rife with trash talk and T pranks between traditional adversaries. That is JOHN K\IBOURWPARK RECORD LETTERS TO THE EDITOR countries that support or ignore our enemies (i.e. Iraq). It is a essentially a replay of the Cold War but with fewer recognized rules and more tragic consequences. The true dishonor to the 9/11 victims Editor: and their families has little to do with Because of our creativity as a people, Michael Moore and his idiotic, fact-chalAmericans have a glaring weak spot when it comes to logic. We tend to be optimists lenged, yet Oscar-destined, propaganda and optimists tend to live in a conceptual film. The true dishonor would be to allow world. Very good for inventions but not it to happen again. very good for problem solving. My hat is off in this respect to all artists, musicians, Sincerely, most New York Times reporters and Michael Smith columnists, because I was in the back of Park City the line when those genes were passed out. All that being said, I would like to turn the focus to Mr. Druffner's position Editor: regarding Mr. Moore's fanciful tome. Now that Michael Moore's Given the recently published positions of "Fahrenheit 9/11" has been shown by the some of my conservative colleagues, I Park City Film Series, am I right in assumreally have to ask: "Who cares?" The tim- ing that Mike Wilson's movie "Michael ing of the presentation of this Kerry cam- Moore Hates America" will be on the paign ad on 9/11 was all symbolism and no series schedule well before the November substance. Symbolism is based on emo- election? Oh, and I understand that an tion and illusion and has no basis in fact. Iraqi citizen has made a documentary Therefore an argument based on symbol- movie with numerous first-hand accounts ism has no conclusion. It is an adult ver- of life under Saddam Hussein; that one sion of the kid's argument of "are, too/am should be on the fast track list, too. not". As Carol Dalton said in her letter last A critical examination of Moore's "fic- week, "We owe it to ourselves, our future 11 tumentary reveals so many creative and especially to our. young.people fightedits, factual misrepresentations and ing in Iraq, to expose ourselves to as much slants toward a fiartittilar position that no information as possible to make sensible honest mind could watch it without ques- choices in the upcoming election." tioning the veracity of both the film and its maker. In order to believe his premise, one has to believe that the entire adminis- Greg Miller tration (even the Clinton era holdovers) is Park City evil, arrogant, just plain idiots or that the President has a Rasputin-like hold over everybody inside the Beltway. You also have to believe that the Washington Post, Boston Globe and the NYT are deliberately withholding stories damaging to the Editor: Bush Administration. This would truly In response to the articles in The Park represent living in a fantasy world. Record about improper use of the Summit 'Hie roots of 9/11 cannot singularly be County "cowboy hat" logo, it was an innotraced to Bush. Clinton or any of their cent mistake and was corrected within predecessors as much as any partisan minutes of the time we realized it. would wish it so, nor is it an exclusively an Certainly we never meant to use any symAmerican problem (look at Russia and bol we were not entitled to use! Indonesia). It can be traced to 40 years of A curious thing, however, is that we ignoring the rise of Middle Eastern lead- have never received a letter from Jami ers like Nasser, Sadat, Arafat, Khomeini, Brackin in the county attorney's office, so and the Assads in Syria who choose to we're not certain what her advice might excuse their own political and economic have been. We have verified with Ms. problems by focusing anger on America. Brackin that she sent a certified letter on One cannot blame politics without exam- Sept. 9, but it never arrived. We do wonining the societal forces that drive those der how a Park Record reporter received political policies. Accepting that premise, a letter that was intended for us, but never one could logically say that the rise of rad- received by us. When we phoned her ical Islam and Wahabbism combined with office, she was as confused as we were. America's post-Vietnam self-loathing and We also wonder why the person who moral equivocation precipitated 9/11. was offended didn't just pick up the phone This is a war. It is not a visible struggle and call us. We are certainly very easy to over land or natural resources like past approach and always happy to apologize world wars. This lime it is about ideologi- when we are wrong. cal supremacy with the ultimate goal of Rest assured, the Sally Elliott for political control. Since there are no Summit County Commission campaign defined enemy governments or borders, will remain positive. We will continue to we have no choice but to deal with discuss the issues of the campaign and will A response to Mr. Druffner Showtime! Elliott responds to critics Visit The Park Record website at nrurw.varkrecord.com refuse to be drawn in to personal attacks. Thanks to all of the local sponsors and The website, www.tellsally.com is an volunteers who contributed greatly to Ihc attempt to focus on the things that mutter success of both weekend events. to Summit County citizens. It is an oppor1 would personally like to thank Bob tunity to share information about what Radke of Basin Recreation for conducting you care about. There is a link to the cam- a successful work day at the Canyons, and paign and we answer all e-mails every day. for buffing out the trail and signing the routes to help ensure we didn't lose any participants on the ride. Dave Chec of the Send us your thoughts, Mountain Trails Foundation also deserves Sally Elliott a great amount of credit for the work day. Park City and he also posted 17 new signs to help riders find their way through the new section of trail from Deer Valley to Park City. Lastly, I would like to thank Carol Potter of the Mountain Trails Foundation Editor: for all of her work in bringing IMBA to Thank you book lovers! With your Park City, as well a> lier efforts in orgagreat support, nearly $10,000 was raised at nizing this successful event. 'Hie epic the Friends of the Park City Library Used weekend was a great way to provide Book Sale over Labor Day weekend. This national recognition for Park City trails, money will go directly to support the pro- and to celebrate the completion of the grams and services of our library. This Mid-Mountain Trail. would not have been possible without the incredible help of so many Friends and Happy Trails! volunteers. Thank you! A special thanks Senta Beyer, SBSRD to Park City municipal staff for helping with the enormous task of setting up in a Park City very limited time frame! Also, thanks to grocery stores, restaurants and Deer Valley Resort for supplyEditor: ing food, beverages and bags! "JanLoucTer's article on childhood canFinally, thanks to all of YOU who have donated your used books over the last cer was deeply moving. Whenever a child year. We wouldn't have a sale without dies it is as if a piece of each of dies as your continuing contributions. Book well. We do indeed need much better donations are accepted year-round at the treatment and insurance options and we must discover why diseases are climbing library. at alarming rates. We must ask why Our next event will be an intimate autism is up 1,000 percent in 40 years, why evening with best-selling Utah author cancer has moved from the No. 10 to the Chip Ward Thursday, Oct. 7. A limited number of tickets are available at the Park No. 2 killer and why heart disease now claims one in two lives. City Library and Dolly's Bookstore. Excellent research exists in both prevention and natural treatment of cancer Leslie Thatcher and and other diseases, yet modern medical Friends of the PC Library practitioners seem to ignore it. See Board of Trustees www.glycoscicnce.com or www.alternativemedicine.com for more information. Few people realize that we have the worst health in the developed world. See JAMA July 26, 2000, Vol 284, No. 4. Currently, 1.5 million Americans die fr^::1 disease and one-half million die from improper Editor: On behalf of the Snydcrvillc Basin medical care. Over 100,000 people die Special Recreation District (SBSRD). I from improperly prescribed pharmaceutiwould like to thank all of those who par- cal drugs. ticipated in the IMBA (International Oxidative stress attacks our bodies Mountain Biking Association) epic week- every day. Our body's immune system end. It truly was a great event with some (lymphocytes, macrophages, phagocytes, much needed trail work being completed etc.) attack and destroy bad ceii;>. They at the Canyons Resort on Holly's Trail can perform this function only if properly and newly completed Ambush Trail, as nourished. well as the epic ride on Sunday, which was The American Cancer Society states the official kick off for the completion of that one in three cancers are a direct the Mid-Mountain Trail from Deer Valley result of poor nutrition and eight of 10 to Pinebrook. We had over 100 riders of cancers have a nutritional component. all abilities, riding varied distances, help- Agribusiness' concept of the green haring to celebrate one of the premier trails vest has stripped and polluted our soils. in the western United Slates. Processing foods voids them of natural nutrition while synthetic application of nutritional additives results in loxicity issues. A major paradigm shift towards prevention is required; however, treatment is far more profitable ihan prevention. Until the grip of the pharmaceutical industry on the medical community is broken, we will not find health. Mike Farkas Olyeoscienee Health Park City Library book sale The Park Record Staff PUBLISHER Andy Bernhard Editor Nan Chalat-Noaker Staff writers Jay Hamburger Pat Parkinson Monika Guendner Casey Basden Joe Lair Jared Whitley Adia Waldburger Contributing writers Tom Clyde Teri Orr Jay Meehan Joan Jacobson Silvia Leavitt Linda Jager • Editor's assistant Courtney Herzinger Classified advertising Inkarna Black Office manager Patti Christensen Reception Holly VanDenAmeele Circulation manager Michael Duffy Accounting manager Kate Fischer Advertising director Valerie Deming Advertising sales Wendy Halliday Anne Anderson Molly Ballard Erin Donnelly Cheryn McNicol Teresa Chavez Lacy Brundy Chris Gill Editorial production Kat James Photographers Scott Sine Grayson West Production director Matt Gordon Production Kristi Ruppert Scott Schlenker Jason Plawecki Kyle Burress Shannon Rogers Kaya Darko Distribution Carrie Winston Justin Deuel Cartoonist John Kilbourn Childhood illness Epic weekend for trails Contents of the Tlw Pink Record arc copyright (0 2(X)4. 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