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86 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 1 - August 7, 1997 Rice Farm N,',ws: "Down From The Ca Gazette's Traveler Series* 50 but fast food desire still haunts me every day" This is the final letter from Big Tom Frederick whose son, Balti- more Ravens defensive end Mike Frederick, now in pre-season camp, sent his father to camp. Tom's brother, Dave, is Cape Gazette sports editor. FROM: Heart Disease Rever- sal Clinic And Rice Diet Program at Duke University. Letter four. Dear Little Brother, It's time for you to shape up. You once told me if you saw something on a menu that was bad for you, you'd order a double por- tion. No, I'm not going to start lecturing people and I don't think I'll be doing any info commercials called "Club Fred." I still have over one 100 pounds to go, but I ac- complished my first goal, over 50 pounds lost in five weeks, I've descend- BIG TOM ed into the 300s, blood pressure down to 120/80, and I walk twice a day. I can't believe it. Now comes the hard part - once I go home. I know I've changed my attitude about food consumption, but the desire for great fast food still haunts me every day. Some notes from my final week at the clinic: The original founder of the clinic is still alive at 95 and the joke is he's being charged on sexual harassment counts. Only a joke, My three large Italian friends left for home Sunday but stopped at the local steak house on their way out of town. I think they'll be back...The group had an outing Sunday to take a ride on a Running Continued from page 85 The 3.1 mile course will head down Henlopen Avenue to Surf Avenue and loop the south side of the Avenue before heading back to the Grove Park. Awards will be presented to the Overall Male and Female Champions, the Overall Male and Female Master Champi- ons, along with the top three fin- ishers in the following 12 age groups: 9 & under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40- 44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60 & pontoon. The boat said 1,800 pounds, but the operator's face said it all when the A-Team ar- rived. Needless to say the boat sat low in the water...The heavy floods from Hurricane Danny didn't move the Rice House. It was well weighted down...My wife joined me here the last week and has been a big help. I have en- joyed hearing her complain about the lack of diversity in the diet. Rice and fruit, fruit and rice, an occasional potato or pasta. No meat, bread, dairy, sugar or condi- ments in over five weeks. I'm try- ing to decide if I should reward myself with one good unhealthy meal before I leave town. So far, I have withstood the temptation. My final good-bye. It's been tough. I'm proud of myself and grateful for the sup- port of my family. My son gave me the opportunity and I hope to repay him by living a few extra years and maintaining and maybe losing even more weight. The day I stepped on that scale five weeks ago was one of the lowest points of my life. I appreci- ate your letting me write these let- ters. They have helped a great deal. I'm sorry some of your read- ers didn't think I really existed. Some of my friends after meet- ing you have asked if you were for real. You and I have always looked at the world from a slightly different perspective. I appreciate your not making fun of my at- tempt to lose weight - after all I've never made fun of your writing. Finally, the Rice Diet does work. If I can lose 50 pounds, anyone can, I noticed getting in the pool :the other day, the water actually didn't spill over the side. Thanks again, Big Tom over. The men's race will go off at 8 a.m. while the women's race will begin at 8:30 a.m. The women's event is a part of the RRCA National Womens Dis- tance Festival Cireuit...The Strid- er 9-10 girls 400m relay team has been finalized for Nationals with Laura Olenderski leading off, Nettie Choice in the second slot, Bethany Pavlik running the third turn, and Chelsey Palmer running the anchor. The girls practiced last Monday evening and amaz- ingly looked better than most high school girls in the Henlopen Con- ference when it comes to starts and hand-offs...over & out Raffle for NASCAR pit passes on sale Attention Nascar Winston Cup fans: Mason-Dixon V.F.W. Ladies' Auxiliary is now selling chances for two garage pit passes for the Sept. 18-21 time trials for the Busch and Winston races. The chances are $5 each, and may be purchased from any auxil- iary member or by calling 537- 2885, 732-6163 or 539-4513. The proceeds from the sale of the chances will be used for many community projects. I I I I I I I I I I I Taking a break from Olympic competition with the Cape Gazette Olympic bronze medalist Courtney Becker-Day (I) and friend Usa Kloepfer check out the sports pages in the Cape Gazette at seaside Savannah, Georgia during the 1996 Olympic Games. Becker-Day captured her medal for U.S. women in the Europe-Class yachting event. Kloepfer, whose parents live in Dewey Beach, is a travel industry executive. She has followed the local news since the days of summer jobs in the Cape area. She officiated during the sailing races. "We had a thrilling, water-borne two weeks," Lisa said, "but there was time to get off our boat, hook up with old friend Courtney, and pick up the mail from home, including a welcome copy of the Cape Gazette." Moroccan snake charmers are an interesting lot but... Colin Wilson and his mother, Genevieve of Ocean Trav- el, toured Morocco during the summer of 1996 however all their travels weren't aboard the =ship of the desert" shown here. Genevieve sent along a brief note with the photo- graph: =Although the snake charmers and fire eaters in Marrakesh were interesting, the Wilsons found hometown news to be even more fascinating." 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