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20 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 19 - June 25, 1998 CAPE LIFE Lewes Lions install officers, bestow Melvin Jones awards i: : . The Lewes Lions Club installed its new officers for the 1998-99 year during ceremonies held Wednesday, June 10, at the Lamp Post Restaurant at Mid- way. Those installed are shown above, left. In backare (l-r) Ray Jackson, di. rector;, Harry Ritthaler, director;, Jack Lindner, director, Doug McFee, direc- tor, Granville Carey, tail twister;, Bailey Maull, second vice president; Ken- neth Young, first vice president; and Ron Ritthaler, president. In front are Sharon Lewis, secretary; Joe Melchiorre, treasurer;, Bob Adams, lion tamer;, Dick Sharp, director, John Baker, past president and Mark Maull, director. The Lewes Lions Club, a community service organization, meets on alternate Wednesday nights at the Lamp Post Restaurant in the summer and in the cafeteria of Cape Heniopen High School in the winter. Above, right, Lewes Police Department's National Night Out celebration, held the first Saturday in August at Blockhouse Pond Park in Lewes, received a financial shot in the arm recently when Lewes Lions Club made a contribu- tion. Lions Club President John Baker, left, is shown here presenting the check for $499 to Lewes Police Chief Ronald Beau  Gooch. The National Night Out celebration encourages the community to come out of their homes for a community.wide picnic and celebration of safe communities. This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 1. Below, left, two members of Lewes Lions Club received the club's highest community service award during installation ceremonie The Melvin Jones Awards were presented by Lions Club Presi- dent John Baker, center, in recognition of outstanding service to the cluband to the community to Bailey Maull, left, and Don Burton- Below, right, Lewes Lions Club President John Baker, right, recently presented the second and fi- nal installment of a $4,500 donation to Lewes Fire Department President Lou Rickards for purchase of an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED). Lewes Lions Club had planned to complete its donation over the course of two years but due to the success of several 1997 fundraisers was able to complete its pledge within seven months. AEDs enable ambulance personnel to stabilize heart beats on the scene. Some inside tips on finding a personal trainer I've known for years that I have been living a lie. But with the government focusing on so many more important people in Wash- ington, like ordinary citizens walking by the White House who might have heard some kind of noise coming from the Oval Of- rice, I figured I was safe. However, after years of re- search, which consisted of hun- dreds of hours of observing peo- ple in warmup suits at indoor malls, the government has come out with an original, startling, breakthrough conclusion: "Ameri- cans are fat!" They have issued new guide- lines that will redefine us, not by the pound, but by the acreage. They have lowered the standard whereby half the nation now qual- ifies for the category "obese." Per- sonally, I would think the govern- ment could contribute more to its citizens in this area, by at the very AROUND TOWN Nancy Katz least figuring out stuff like how to get those orange stains off your hands after eating a bag of Chee- tos. Now that would be a real breakthrough. Obviously, we are a nation cry- ing out for help. So when we find ourselves accused of some terrible facts, we rise to the occasion and do the only sensible thing possible - blame someone else. Hey, we didn't spend all our time watching the O.J. trial for nothing. Enter the personal trainer. After a glance in the mirror, careful thought, and a failed at- tempt at slashing my wrists, I de- cided to take action and went to the Body Shop Fitness Center on the Boardwalk to check it out. Now in selecting a personal train- er, keep in mind, the name is very important. Fabian can do your hair, Leroy can fix your car and Ishmael can do your taxes. Not that there is anything wrong with those names. No, you want someone known around town as Rocco, Animal, Barbarian, Terminator; any one of these will do. And preferably with the added, "early release for good behavior." In other words, someone to fear. Now one of the first things the personal trainer will do initially is conduct an interview so that he or she may design a program suited to your needs. In my case, this consisted of the personal trainer taking one look at me and scream- ing "Dear God almighty..." At which point, he bit down on his knuckles, drawing blood and sti- fling his next sentence. Now, you should try to fit in as much as possible in a gym. Some- times this can be literally. But a gym is an intimidating atmos- phere, with lots of grunting and groaning coming from people lift- ing weights. This was pretty easy to accom- plish by simply swinging my backpack off my shoulders, which was loaded with Ho Ho's, Judy Cupcakes and a solid box of Oreo Crme Delights. But the personal trainer is really there to offer encouragement for those of us who have the willpow- er of a 3-month-old. For instance, if you become so dehydrated from sweating on the stairmaster, to the point where they have to call in a large truck off the beach to pump enough water back into your shriveled body lying prostrate on the ground, your personal trainer will pronounce the word, "Excel- lent." And if you should find yourself blacking out into a state of uncon- sciousness, where the only way to revive you is with a large black dog licking your face, your per- sonal trainer will pronounce, "Good job." Of course, thats for the dog. So, I urge you to admit the truth and press forward. Make a com- mitment today and stick to it. I mean, it's always possible your personal trainer may be hit on the head by a large safe that some well-meaning person shoved out of window. Hey, stuff happens.