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Jay Walking: State Senate candidate Jay Barth has been out of the gate early as we prepare for the next political slug fest coming in 2010. I have to give it to Mr. Barth who has been making the rounds of numerous community events and is inviting everyone to "Join the Jay Barth for State Senate JCCA Walk for CommUNITY Team" on Sunday, November 8 at 3:00 pm. Sunday,in the River Market, Downtown Little Rock. Only recently have I begun to getting to know a little about Jay. He was a regular commentator on Arkansas Week, Scholar and Democratic politico. He's a likable guy and appears to have the best interest of the "people" at hand. In his various stump speeches he speaks in broad terms with hopeful outcomes in a "I'm on your side," type demeanor. Of course when you are seeking votes, it doesn't hurt to make folks feel like they really know you and in his approach it may be working. He's got a snazzy website with all those "broad details" about his candidacy. On such item was his thoughts on passing the Federal Equal Rights Amendment in Arkansas, which was again defeated last term. I assume that he believes that this is a possibility although since this measure has been trounced repeatedly, I believe that this Barth Issue may just be a feel good "sound bite." I'm aware of his efforts on the ACT 1 and Arkansas's Marriage Ban, but I didn't see any references to those efforts or any musings on the "gay trinity:" ENDA, DADT or DOMA. Well I guess I'll perhaps ask him to share it with us. In the meantime, if want to know more about Mr. B., donate or volunteer click it to http://www.jaybarth.org/
H1N1 101: Achew! It's flu season and how! Arkansas is on the radar for our cases and if you have not been in the know, it's time for you to step to the plate. There's plenty of information and destinations for vaccinations. So listen up! Here's some links to that info and don't forget that staying healthy is all about you and your choices. The symptoms of H1N1 flu in people are much like the symptoms of the regular seasonal flu and include fever over 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and tiredness. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting related to the H1N1 flu. Like seasonal flu, H1N1 flu may cause already existing chronic medical conditions to get worse.
For more information about swine flu, call the ADH hotline at 1-800-651-3493 or go to http://www.healthyarkansas.com/ or http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/swineflu_you.htm. The Health Department will provide updates as they become available. As you score info, don't forget to WASH Your HANDS completely. It does a body real good!