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Lake Stevens September 21, 2011 Page 3 DRINKING rnonnctz age drinking: ‘ - Each year, approximately 5,000 young people in the United States die as a result of underage drinking. - Underage drinking puts young people at higher risk for violence, sexual assault, and school failure. 0 In Washington State, about 1 in 7 eighth graders has used alcohol in the past 30 days (2010 Healthy Youth Sur- vey). . 0 Youth who begin drinking before age 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol problems when they get older. Teen alcohol use can damage the ar- eas of the brain that are responsible for learning, memory, decision-making, and . good judgment. . The good news isthat youth tell us that parents are the No. l influence on wheth- er they choose to drink. Adults have the opportunity to help youth choose a safe and healthy path. Clearly progress has been made. For example, eighth grade use has been cut in half in the past decade. But there is still work to be done. So what can you do as a parent or other caregiver?’ V 0 Start by talking to your children about alcohol Use, from the time they start elementary school through high school and college. For tips on how to start the conversation, visit wwwStartTalkingNow. org. 0 When it comes to drinking alcohol, dispel the myth that “everyone is doing it." While too many youth drink, the fact remains that most youth don’t. When teens know that most of their peers are making good decisions about not drink- ing alcohol, they are less likely to drink. - Make your expectations and rules I about alcohol use clear. Set clear conse- quences, and keep the lines of commu- nication open if they want to talk. 0 Build your child's self-esteem by giv- ' ing them words of encouragement each day. With greater self- esteem, your child will be better equipped to Withstand peer pressure. - Balance freedom with responsibility. Know your teen’s friends, monitor their activities, and be involved in their lives. - Set a good example both by What you do and say. Alcohol use is often glamorized by the media, especially in advertisements. The teen years go by fast, and you don’t want them to miss a moment. Help your child be safe, healthy and productive by talking to them early and often about alcohol use. To learn more about underage drink- ing in Washington State, View statistics for your county, and get involved in your community, visit www.3tartTalkingNow. org. Sharon Foster and Michael Langer are co-chairs of the Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking, a coalition of state, local and nonprofit agencies dedicated to reducing under- age drinking. Foster is the chair of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Langer is a behavioral health administra- tor with the Washington StateDepartment of Social and Health Services‘ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. 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The event will feature teams of local firefighters and police of- ficers and kicks off at 3:30 pm. ‘ “This is such an exciting event for us to be participating in,” said Chief of Police Randy Celori. “We are looking forward to a great afternoon at the ballpark and to a great turnout for such a worthy cause.” v Contributed Photo Lake Stevens Fire Chief Dave Lingenfelter and Lake Stevens Police Chief Randy Celori will com- pete in this weekend's softball game. Guns & Hoses Softball challeng to help local charities . ‘ JOURNAlSlAii Admission to the event is either a box of Mac ‘n Cheese or a new toy. All pro- ceeds will go to support the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank and Lake Stevens Family Center as they are gearing up for the winter season. Fire Chief Lingenfelter commented, “It’s great to have an opportunity for our department members to connect at a non-emergencytype event. We are look- ing forward to the challenge!” Along with the festivities on the field, both Police and Fire plan to have vehicles on display Join us for the ultimate soft- ball challenge as we support the Lake Stevens community. JDURNAl STAFF In the north end of the City, a section of 36th Street N E which is a two lane roadway has been closed to a single lane for the past year. This closure was the result of intense rainfall events in the spring of 2010 that caused trees to fall into Catherine Creek and divert the stream. The redirected stream undermined the roadway, resulting in the westbound lane being closed. For the past year, users of this section . of 36th Street NE have had to deal with a single lane roadway while the City secured funding and permits to make the repairs. As of this date, the City has secured a funding loan from the State, completed a design, and coordinated with the permit- ting agencies. 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