ABC Upfront report: The new fall 2011 schedule

ABC had to dig deep to create their new season, thanks to the holes left in their schedule by the cancelations of Off the Map, the Whole Truth, My Generation, V, Brothers & Sisters, Mr. Sunshine, no Ordinary Family, Detroit 1-8-7 and Better with You. the result was 13 new shows for the ABC 2011-2012 calendar, with eight set to join the fall 2011 slate.

SheKnows has the ABC fall 2011 schedule below, as well as a breakdown of what’s new and returning. a handful of returning faves are joined by dishy soaps, dreamy dramas, thrilling adventures and some 1960s sex in the skies, but no new “Alternative” series.

While the alphabet net does have some hot new summer reality coming with Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss and Expedition Impossible, there’s nothing new on the 2011-2012 slate. ABC’s returning “Alternative” series include Dancing with the Stars, the Bachelor (midseason 2012), America’s funniest Home Videos, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Secret Millionaire and Shark Tank, as well as Saturday Night College Football.

In the drama department, Body of Proof, Castle, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice are sticking around. New additions include the revamped Charlie’s Angels (Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh), Christina Ricci’s sexy ’60s period drama Pan Am, the fairytale meets reality fantasy once Upon a Time (Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle) and the dark Hamptons drama Revenge (Emily Van Camp, Madeleine Stowe).

Midseason 2012 will see a new drama from Shonda Rhimes, who leaves the medical scene with Scandal (Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick); as well as the premieres of the Dallas-based wicked soap good Christian Belles and globetrotting thrillers Missing (Ashley Judd) and the River (Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson).

Modern Family, happy Endings, the Middle and Cougar Town are all still in the comedy game, but ABC’s Wednesday night of laughs gets a bit of a shakeup for fall 2011. Cougar Town has been booted from its plum spot to return midseason on Tuesdays, with the 10:00 hour going back to drama. the Middle, Modern Family and happy Endings stay in the Wednesday game, with new family sitcom Suburgatory (Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Cheryl Hines) closing out the laughs. Then it’s time for Revenge.

ABC’s other two new fall 2011 comedies seem to be for the guys. Tuesdays will see Tim Allen’s return to the sitcom scene with Last Man Standing (Nancy Travis, Hector Elizondo), followed by Man up (Christopher Moynihan, Dan Fogler, Teri Polo). Cougar Town will get in on the Tuesday night fun once Dancing with the Stars 13 wraps.

ABC also has two new midseason 2012 comedies in the works. Apartment 23 is a Manhattan tale that sees a female odd couple (Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter) hanging out with James Van Der Beek, who plays himself; while Work It (Ben Koldyke, Amaury Nolasco) looks like a modern take on Bosom Buddies.

Monday:8:00 pm Dancing with the Stars10:00 pm Castle

Tuesday:8:00 pm Last Man Standing8:30 pm Man Up9:00 pm Dancing with the Stars the Results Show10:00 pm Body of Proof

Wednesday:8:00 pm the Middle8:30 pm Suburgatory9:00 pm Modern Family9:30 pm Happy Endings10:00 pm Revenge

Thursday:8:00 pm Charlie’s Angels9:00 pm Grey’s Anatomy10:00 pm Private Practice

Friday:8:00 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition9:00 pm Shark Tank10:00 pm 20/20

Saturday:8:00 pm Saturday Night College Football

Sunday:7:00 pm America’s funniest Home Videos8:00 pm once upon a Time9:00 pm Desperate Housewives10:00 pm Pan Am

Port Richmond rallies for baseball win over McKee/S.I. Tech

Staten Island Advance, May 11, 2011 11:58 p.m.

Mike Violetta’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning capped a comeback and Tom Curry made it stand up with a gutty seventh-inning save as Port Richmond edged visiting McKee/Staten Island Tech 5-4 Wednesday.

“This was a nice win for us,” said PR coach John Sce. “We’ve been coming up short in a lot of these close games this year. but we’re ceretainly playing better. We got a well-pitched game and made all the plays defensively.”

The Raiders took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Violetta single, two steals, a Chris Osorio walk and John Revilla sacrifice fly. but the Gulls (9-6) scored three in the third and one in the fifth to forge ahead 4-1.

In the home fifth, the Raiders (4-11) climbed to within one as Curry and Osorio delivered two-out RBI singles.

Then in the sixth, Jose Sierra reached on an error, John Reyes was plunked and Jeromy Medina had a bunt single to load the bases with one out. after a Frank DeLeon fly out wasn’t deep enough to score a run, Violetta knocked in two with a single up the middle.

PR closer Curry took the mound for the MSIT seventh and fanned Ryan Mannello but then yieleded a single to Frank Cautela, who stole second. Curry struck out Scott Barnickel for the second out, then Curry issued a free pass to James Sinodinos to put the go-ahead runner on. but Curry got Nick Manisero to ground into a force at second base to end it.

Chris Auletti notched the win in relief of Matt Potestio.

“It was nice to see our guys continue to battle,” Sce said. “We want to be a tough team every time we go out there.”

Snohomish Woman is chosen Seattle Mariners 2011 Honorary Bat Girl

05/03/2011 11:43 AM ETSnohomish Woman is chosen Seattle Mariners 2011 Honorary Bat Girl5-year cancer survivor who lost father and sister to breast cancer says she is example that it’s possible to beat cancerADVERTISEMENT

A Snohomish woman whose family has battled breast cancer for generations has been named the Seattle Mariners 2011 Honorary Bat Girl. Kathleen Terry Willett, a 5-year cancer survivor, who lost both her father and sister to breast cancer, was chosen to participate in Major League Baseball’s annual Mother’s Day national day of recognition to raise awareness and support for MLB’s Going to Bat against Breast Cancer® initiative, a joint partnership between MLB, its licensed partners and Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.

Willett, a Mariners season ticket holder, found a lump in her breast in August 2005. despite a family history of breast cancer, her doctor assured her it was not cancer. five months later, she went to a different doctor for a second opinion. A biopsy revealed Stage 3A breast cancer. In a twist of irony, the diagnosis came on her father’s birthday, who had been diagnosed in 1982 with breast cancer. Willett also lost a sister to breast cancer in 2000, at the age of 39. during chemo and radiation treatments, Willett learned she had the breast cancer gene. three other siblings were tested, and all were negative.

Willett underwent eight surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone treatments, all the while wishing for her life to one day return to normal. Today, as a 5-year survivor, Willett says she realizes she didn’t get her old life back – she got a new life. almost four years to the day after completing her first round of chemotherapy, Kathleen married Dave Willett. Today, she is “healthy, happy and there’s nothing I can’t do.” Willett now volunteers with the Breast Cancer Network of Strength, counseling women with similar diagnoses or treatments.

Willett’s story of inspiration and hope was chosen from among thousands that were submitted online by breast cancer survivors, advocates and supporters of the cause. one person per MLB team was selected by a celebrity panel of judges and online fan votes. Judges included Gabrielle Union, actress and supporter of the cause; Mrs. Billye Aaron, breast cancer survivor, Komen Global Ambassador for breast cancer and wife of Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron; Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; and John Lester, Boston Red Sox pitcher and lymphoma survivor.

On Mother’s Day, hundreds of MLB players, including members of the Mariners and Chicago White Sox, will use pink bats by Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. To further demonstrate their support for the breast cancer cause, players and on-field personnel will wear the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands. Commemorative dugout lineup cards also will be pink. Game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats from Mother’s Day games will be auctioned exclusively on at a later date to raise additional funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

In addition to promotional support, Major League Baseball Charities has committed $50,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Fans can purchase their own personalized pink bat at or, with $10 from the sale of each bat benefiting Komen for the Cure.

Major League Baseball Health Initiatives the Mother’s Day Going to Bat against Breast Cancer program is one of several cancer-related initiatives supported by Major League Baseball. Other initiatives include Stand up To Cancer (SU2C), whose mission is to support the groundbreaking scientific research aimed at getting new cancer treatments to patients in an accelerated timeframe; the Prostate Cancer Foundation Home run Challenge which helps increase awareness of prostate cancer and raise money for the search for a cure as part of Major League Baseball Father’s Day activities; and Play Sun Smart, a league-wide, season-long skin cancer awareness program in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Players Association and the American Academy of Dermatology.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, the organization has invested nearly $1.5 billion to fulfill that promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

NHL. The National HOLLYWOOD League: What did Gretzky do?

When Wayne Gretzky tied the knot with Janet Jones in 1988 you would have thought it was royalty on parade.Fans lined the route between the chapel and the reception.Paparazzi helicopters buzzed overhead.NHL and Hollywood stars came out in droves, draped in tuxedos and flowing became one of the largest spectacles Edmonton had ever was the NHL’s version of William & Kate’s Royal Wedding.

Most importantly, it may have kicked off a wave of Hollywood’s pretty young things meeting up, matching up and even marrying some of the NHL’s best and brightest bruisers.

What is it that draws starlets away from the sun, red carpets and flashbulbs of Hollywood to the frozen outposts of the NHL?it probably ain’t the hot dogs and beer.

Some of the more famous NHL face-offs:

-American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is married to Nashville Predators Mike Fisher.

-Since 2007, Red Wings superstar Mike Modano married former’Dancing with the Stars’ starlet Willa Ford.

-Hilary Duff is apparently engaged to Edmonton Oiler Mike Comrie.

-Reality star/model/actress/ex-Rod Stewart plaything Rachel Hunter has been seen pressing up against the New York Rangers’ Sean Avery.before that Hunter had been “almost married” to Los Angeles Kings’ Jarret Stoll.As those curious rumor mills have it, Stoll supposedly called off the nuptials two weeks prior to the proverbial puck being dropped.

-Calgary Flames’ Dion Phaneuf has been seen cruising the boards with actress Elisha Cuthbertof “24″ fame.

-Former child actress and “Full House” star Candace Cameron is married to former NHL stick handler Valeri Bure.

Yes, there are more.the tabloids are littered with NHL/Hollywood pairings and it seems the actress fixation with the rich, rugged, rough-and-tumble men that move pucks around the rink is not something that will be going away soon.maybe they are sick of the tanned tennis-playing suitors in Hollywood.maybe they find something entertaining about a road trip to freezing cold Calgary in January.maybe the NHL is just chock full of good men and because of that, Hollywood comes calling.

As long as the NHL stays the fastest, most exciting game on ice, we know that what Gretzky started must be a good thing for hockey and Hollywood fans everywhere.

Aircraft Maintenance

Updated: may 24th, 2011 08:25 AM CDT Canada Newswirevia NewsEdge Corporation

during a three-day visit, the American company held 50 B2B meetings and toured the facilities of many key, pre-selected players from Quebec’s aerospace industry. These meetings flowed from a mission to Lockheed Martin’s plant in Fort Worth in December 2010 in which Aero Montreal participated. They aim to position new potential suppliers in the global supply chain of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) jet.

The themes of the meetings covered mainly maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrades of aircraft; the LM-Star program and development testing programs; support equipment as well as training systems and equipment.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet is a key program in which the Quebec aerospace industry has been heavily involved for several years. “It is important for our companies to position themselves, starting now, in order to integrate into the global supply chains and thereby ensure spinoffs and jobs for the next 30 to 40 years,” notes Gilles Labbe, Chairman of the Board of Aero Montreal and Chief Executive Officer of Heroux-Devtek. “That’s why Aero Montreal is proud to be working with the CED and its partners to maximize the spinoffs of these important contracts for the Quebec industry.

CED is part of the inter-ministerial team established to manage Canada’s participation in the international partnership for the F-35. The agency is playing an active role in this program to ensure that the aerospace industry in the Quebec regions can make a positive contribution and participate in the most optimal way possible in the program. this effort is being supported by the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade (MDEIE) as well as by the Quebec Aerospace Association for SMEs (AQA).

“At this crucial stage of the process for selecting suppliers, Aero Montreal and its Defence and National Security Working Group are supporting and playing an active role in promoting links between Quebec companies and Lockheed Martin,” says Suzanne M. Benoit, CEO of Aero Montreal. “As a strategic think tank with the mission of optimizing the competitiveness and growth of Quebec’s aerospace industry, Aero Montreal will also participate in a third mission to Texas next fall.”

About Aero Montreal

Aero Montreal, Quebec’s aerospace cluster, is a think tank that brings together all the major decision makers in Quebec’s aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research institutions, associations and unions.

Aero Montreal’s mission is to mobilize industry players around common goals and focused actions to increase cohesion and optimize competitiveness. by fostering the growth and expansion of Greater Montreal’s aerospace cluster, it intends to make this industry an increasingly important source of wealth creation for the Montreal region, Quebec and Canada.

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BusyKids™ Learning Products are New at Jo-Ann!

A broad selection of children’s resources, games and decor – available online and in selected stores

May 19, 2011 04:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time 

HUDSON, Ohio–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, has launched BusyKids™ Learning, a brand new line of children’s educational products targeting teachers, parents and kids. from activity kits to art supplies, this extensive range of merchandise will encourage curiosity, spark discovery and make learning more fun for kids.

“Teachers can get what they need to freshen up their classroom and parents will be amazed at all the great educational finds. when it comes to learning products, BusyKids™ Learning is an exciting destination – and it’s only at Jo-Ann!”

Teachers and parents can enhance the way their students and children learn with the resources available in BusyKids™ Learning. Product categories include flash cards, workbooks, hands-on learning, pretend play, puzzles, kits, activities, stickers, incentives, art and display supplies, coordinated classroom decor and storage.

whether in the classroom or at home, these fresh and fun teaching tools will keep elementary school age children engaged in learning that’s more enjoyable. Teachers will find plenty of motivating items to make their classrooms more appealing to students, while parents will discover a wide array of items to encourage fun learning activities at home.

“There is such a broad range of merchandise in BusyKids™ Learning,” said Debbie Rosato, merchandise manager for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “Teachers can get what they need to freshen up their classroom and parents will be amazed at all the great educational finds. when it comes to learning products, BusyKids™ Learning is an exciting destination – and it’s only at Jo-Ann!”

BusyKids™ Learning products are currently available online and are being rolled out to dozens of selected stores nationwide. go to to view products and find participating Jo-Ann stores.

About Jo-Ann Stores, inc.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s largest fabric and craft retailer with locations in 48 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 750 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers with creative inspiration. for additional information, visit

How America’s Building the 21st-Century Mall

Here’s a conundrum for the American capitalist: how canmalls, those decades-old bastions of shoppers everywhere, compete with the shoppingtechnology and up-to-the-minute gratification of the Internet?

The simple answer is that they can’t—yet. but our nation’smalls are undergoing a revolution, with new investment, energy,and innovation. Retailers such as Disney have begun adding interactive elements,Reuters reports,so that the stores resemble entertainment centers. Wave a wand in the store,for instance, and Cinderella appears. More than a billion dollars in investmenthave already emerged to support a planned New Jersey mall called The Point,620,000 square feet in size, equipped with countless LED lights, and “10 timesthat of Times Square in terms of signage,” which may be one of the first mallsto integrate these new retail-development concepts.   

“It’s a transformation of the industry,” said Grant Herlitz, president of the Howard Hughes Corp, a developer and diversified real estate company spun off from mall owner General Growth Properties Inc.”Developers have to meld themselves with those retailers to figure out the mall of the 21st Century,” Herlitz said.Malls are great big organic beings, with the fate of the specialty retailers, department stores and mall owners intertwined. Legal agreements govern what department stores and landlords can do with the buildings they either own or lease and often require all parties approve major physical changes. Other agreements, such as operating covenants, dictate the hours and years a department store must remain open for business and what it can sell.”It’s not that simple,” William Taubman, chief operating officer of luxury mall owner Taubman Centers Inc, said while attending the International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention in Las Vegas.”They take enormous approval from the department stores as well as the communities,” he said. “Where we’ve had department stores that in our view were underperforming and in our view were willing to downsize, by the time you get done figuring all the cost involved, it almost never works.”Retailers will shape new mall development, said Howard Hughes Chief Executive Officer David Wienreb.The company has more than a dozen development sites or redevelopment projects, such as Manhattan’s South Street Seaport, Hawaii’s Ward Centers and Cottonwood in Salt Lake City.”We create a user friendly experience that’s an enhancement to the community and that speaks to what the retailer is looking to deliver to their customers,” Weinreb said.Read the full story at Reuters.

Aging hipsters and mucosal diseases

by Lynne H. Slim, RDH, BSDH, MSDH

A 74-year-old woman enters your operatory as a new patient. While performing a comprehensive periodontal exam, you discover atypical gingival inflammation of the mandibular anterior sextant, but she also presents with a burning tongue and some distinctive skin lesions on her hands. It’s been a long time since you glanced at your favorite oral pathology textbook, but you already suspect a mucosal disease.

Periodontal therapists (and I use this term loosely to include hygienists, dentists, and periodontists who are passionate about evidence-based periodontal therapy) see a small number of patients with mucosal diseases. for example, oral lichen planus, a chronic mucocutaneous disorder, affects about 1% to 2% of the general population, and occurs more often in individuals over the age of 50. Lichen planus also occurs in children but at a lower rate.

I recently spent some time with a former student while sharing a hotel room in Chicago during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting. Nancy Burkhart, BSDH, EdD, is the co-author of "General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist" (Lippincott, 2007). She is also the founder of the International Oral Lichen Planus Support Group (1997-present). in addition to being RDH magazine columnists, Nancy and I are MacBook "addicts," and in between catching up on e-mails in our hotel room, I decided to pick her brain about mucosal diseases, especially since baby boomers (also referred to as aging hipsters) make up the fastest growing age group in the U.S.

Nancy’s definitely not an aging hipster, but like me, she’s a baby boomer with porcelain skin, beautiful green eyes, and an inquisitive mind. Here’s some great insight and evidence-based information from Nancy that will help you better assess these conditions.

Can you discuss the prevalence of oral mucosal diseases in adult patients?

The International Oral Lichen Planus Support Group (IOLPSG) deals primarily with people who have oral lichen planus. This disorder can have other factors associated with it and other disease states such as pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigoid, lupus, Crohn’s disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, and periodontal diseases.

Every person presents with a different profile. Many times a patient has been seen by a periodontist or treated as a perio patient in a general dental practice. when the tissue does not seem to respond, the dentist considers other possibilities, or in most cases the patient researches his or her own symptoms to look for answers. the patient usually discovers the IOLPSG because lichen planus has either been recently diagnosed or has been a constant problem. sometimes the problem is recent, and other times a patient may have had the unresolved problem for over 30 years.

Patients who present with oral lichen planus and skin lesions might have multiple disease states. the long-term effects of chronic diseases often take a toll on patients, and psychologically can cause feelings of loss and detachment. This is especially true when there are outward signs of a mucosal disease that may present on the lips or gingiva. Many times the tissue will appear bright red and patients will be self-conscious about interacting with others.

They may believe that they are complaining to professionals who do not understand or who tend to dismiss their concerns. Dentists and hygienists enter their profession with certain personality profiles that gravitate toward closure. Patients become frustrated and so do the oral care providers. with chronic disease states, the process is often ongoing and not easily solved. At the stomatology clinic, the statement, "if your problems were that easily solved, someone would have ‘cured’ your problem long ago!" can often be heard.

Treatment consists of trying certain procedures and adapting to patients’ needs. Corticosteroids are often used to get the tissue under control, and the amount is reduced after a period of time. Chronic ulceration or inflammation is never good, so controlling the inflammation is paramount. in general, skin diseases often overlap and are not diagnosed purely by clinical evaluations. a biopsy is needed to differentiate. in addition, a procedure called direct immunofluorescence demonstrates the presence of fibrinogen at the basement membrane.

Other skin diseases have different patterns, allowing the pathologist to make a definitive diagnosis. We have had a number of patients contact us, and after referring them to an oral care professional, the diagnosis has been oral cancer. They may have been diagnosed with lichen planus originally, but somewhere along the way the tissue changed. Practitioners sometimes follow patients for years without any resolution and assume they are still dealing with lichen planus. but over time, there may be a change and the lesion may become oral cancer.

What’s the difference between a lichenoid mucositis and lichen planus?

Sometimes certain features are not present when read by the pathologist, and the specimen has what is termed lichenoid mucositis. the tissue may have some features of lichen planus, but the diagnosis of the features is not clear enough to make that determination. Lichenoid features may be from medication-related factors. Often the specimen may have microscopic features such as spongiosis, apoptotic keratinocytes, lymphoid infiltrates, eosinophils (often found in allergy-affected tissue), and chronic ulceration. not just medication, but dental products and materials will sometimes cause lichenoid mucositis. Since lichen planus often resembles a hyperactivity reaction, the diagnosis of a good pathologist is very important in assessment. true oral lichen planus includes hyperkeratosis, basal cell vacuolization with apoptotic keratinocytes, and liquefaction of the basal cell layer. there is a dense lymphocytic infiltration at the basal cell layer. when clear features are not present, a lichenoid mucositis diagnosis is often given, or one that indicates that the features of lichen planus are not diagnostic to call it by that name.

Sometimes adult patients present with long-term, atypical, chronic gingival inflammation. Which oral mucosal diseases exacerbate gingival inflammation? Many skin disorders masquerade as lichen planus, such as allergy-related problems, pemphigus, pemphigoid, lupus, or combinations of disease states. a patient may have diabetes or some other chronic disease state that complicates treatment. Allergies to metals, flavoring agents, food additives, and environmental agents make a diagnosis difficult, and patch testing is often needed to determine the offending agents.

Are patients with oral mucosal diseases more likely to have noted hypersensitivity to food additives or other triggers?

Patients diagnosed with lichen planus complain about certain foods that may trigger gingival problems or irritate the tissue. This will vary with patients, and what caused problems for one person may not affect another. I have answered thousands of e-mails since 1997 (origin of the IOLPSG) and have heard just about everything from apples, citrus fruits, wine, salsa, tomato-based products, flavoring agents, spices, toothpaste agents, mouthrinses, and much more as the cause for lichen planus. interestingly, only a few products appear to be consistent with most patients.

What products/procedures should be avoided when treating patients with oral mucosal disease?

Patients do well with toothpastes that have few to no flavoring agents. Tartar control toothpaste appears to cause problems for most patients. We have found that either Biotene original or some children’s toothpastes work well. if rinses are recommended, Biotene mouthrinse is usually tolerated. Dryness is often a problem and the Biotene gel is a good product. Patients should keep a log of foods and environmental agents so that patterns of offending products can be examined. sometimes patients have difficulty with cinnamon products or food preservatives.

We have a list of suggestions for recall visits on our Web site,, and we believe that some patients with extensive inflammation need altered treatment protocols. Air polishers are too harsh, so the preferred techniques are thin ultrasonic tips/inserts on low power settings, or hand-scaling techniques with rounded curettes. with mucosal disease states, the stripping of the epithelium is the most noticeable characteristic. when patients have periodontal disease in addition to a mucosal disease, quadrant scaling is easier on them since their mouth is usually very sensitive. the literature supports frequent prophy/scaling at three-month intervals. Patients should be checked for candida at each recall visit since this commonly occurs with the use of corticosteroids.

Lynne Slim, RDH, BSDH, MSDH, is an award-winning writer who has published extensively in dental/dental hygiene journals. Lynne is the CEO of Perio C Dent, a dental practice management company that specializes in the incorporation of conservative periodontal therapy into the hygiene department of dental practices. Lynne is also the owner and moderator of the periotherapist yahoo group: Lynne speaks on the topic of conservative periodontal therapy and other dental hygiene-related topics. She can be reached at or 

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Linking Generations: How to Activate Your Black Father Power…

( I returned home after another long day anticipating a good meal and then a few hours of R & R in front of the TV. But when I opened the door, evidence to the contrary was obvious: a pink coat, a small, glittery shoe, and then a shriek of delight as my granddaughter sped to greet me. Suddenly I was rejuvenated.

After a lively dinner, we set off on one of our adventures. we watched ants, talked to cats, played in the park and watched the sunset spray the Colorado mountains orange and rose. As we walked back toward the house, she got  quiet, and I got philosophical. I thought, “what better way to spend the end of this day—or any day?” our lives as grandfathers can be noble, purposeful and even, I would say, vital.


Grandfathers bring some unique characteristics that children need. first, we can provide strength and stability at a time when our children are busy making adjustments and figuring out their new roles, and a time when our wives may be experiencing the hormonal chaos that often comes with that stage of life.

We are also models of a healthy, grown-up male (a child doesn’t always think of his or her father as male—he’s “Daddy“). little boys need to see what a responsible, loving male acts like, and little girls need to learn that not all males are rowdy and rambunctious, and that they can relate with the opposite sex.


Compared to fathers, our personalities and egos are much less closely wrapped up in the child’s performance. while fathers are in the bleachers fighting the temptation to scream at the ump or chide the coach, we can say, “Hey, it’s just a ball game. I’m just glad you enjoy playing and that I got to see you play.” We’ve seen how kids overcome setbacks, and we’re less likely to blow things out of proportion. We’re free to express love unconditionally; grandchildren can fail and still save face.


One of our most challenging jobs is to let our children be their style of parent. we have to step back and trust that the knowledge or discernment that we modeled will be there, buried somewhere in their subconscious, when they need it. trying to “raise” them again as parents will only cause friction and resentment.

Showing them respect as parents will earn us opportunities to make suggestions when they realize they need them, but unless there is some developmental problem that they’re overlooking, it’s best to let young parents learn on their own. we weren’t A+ parents either, so if our kids are C to B+ parents and they’re not dysfunctional, we need to take a back seat and become cheerleaders, even if we don’t always agree with them.


I want my grandkids to know their aunts and uncles, to see that strong marriages run in the family, and to watch generations relating to each other. some grandfathers go too far and place guilt trips: “If you want to be part of this family, you get those kids here by Christmas Eve.” Others, in an effort to avoid making demands, communicate apathy: “Well, stop by when you can.”

There is a happy medium. Let them know their presence is important and still be flexible: “We’d like to have everyone together during Christmas break. We’ll make the plans and cook the turkey, but let’s make sure and get together. When can you make it?” show the entire clan-including grandchildren-that in your family, togetherness is important.


Just like with fathering, in-depth relationships are built during time alone with each child. sometimes we have to trust that our values will be transmitted through the generations, but we also have opportunities to do it directly. When I’m alone with one of my granddaughters, that’s when she’s most “herself.” There’s no competition with her sister, and no consequences to worry about from her parents. That allows her to listen better and ask more thoughtful questions. When it’s just the two of us, she’s much more open to learn.

And, of course, individual time with grandchildren is rewarding in itself. A fool-proof method for resurrecting new hope in a discouraged, pessimistic heart is to allot special time to play with children. little creatures who have their eyes fixed on tomorrow can make a gnarled veteran of life’s wars forget the pain of past failures and believe in the future again.

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Dozen Burnley ‘Suicide Squad’ hooligans to appeal sentences (From This Is Lancashire)

Dozen Burnley ‘Suicide Squad’ hooligans to appeal sentences

5:30pm Tuesday 17th may 2011

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a DOZEN members of infamous Burnley hooligan firm the Suicide Squad are set to appeal against sentences for violence after a Premier League clash with Blackburn Rovers.

Ringleaders Andrew Porter, Daniel Tempest, Paul Hartley and Mark Hamer are among those asking law lords for more lenient sentences over the October 2009 confrontation.

The quartet led a mob of ‘roaring, screaming and grunting’ Clarets fans towards rival Rovers supporters outside the Cherry Tree pub in Blackburn.

But police managed to intercept the two sides and prevented a mass brawl, in the wake of the East Lancs derby clash at Ewood Park.

nearly 50 people were arrested during a five-month long inquiry and mobile phone records and CCTV footage was seized as evidence. four crown court trials heard evidence that there had been a planned confrontation between the Suicide Squad and ‘Blackburn Youth’.

Porter, 44, of Parliament Street, Burnley, never even made it to the pub after his taxi got lost.

He was jailed for five years and banned from football grounds for 10 years.

Hartley, 26, of Church Street, Burnley, was jailed for four years and also banned from grounds for a decade.

Tempest, 27, of Mitton Grove, and Hamer, 28, of Olivant Street, both Burnley, were jailed for 50 months and 44 months respectively and issued bans.

Thomas McDonough, 23, of Valley Road, Barnoldswick, Stuart Craig, 23, of Haverholt Close, Colne, Ian Grice, 37, of Herbert Street, Padiham, Scott Page, 26, of Huntroyde Close, Burnley, Joshua Gornall, 22, of Northview, Eastburn, near Keighley, and Sean Widdop, 24, of Hornbeam way, Manchester, were also convicted.

they received jail terms ranging from three-and-a-half years down to 21 months and banning orders of between seven and eight years.

The length of sentences imposed on all 12 by Judge Graham Knowles QC last January are being challenged at the Court of Appeal in London on Thursday.