Check the internet and you'll find many charts that calculate calories consumed by all kinds of activities from running to house cleaning. The end result, obviously, is if you burn more calories than you ingest, you'll lose weight, and vice-versa.
Chicago area residents who attended Final Season Concert of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest Orchestra on Sunday May 1, 2005, had a memorable experience. It took place at the First United Church in Oak Park where early in the last century Ernest Hemingway's family attended services. Hemingway's mother sang in the church and Ernest is reported to have played the cello.
On May 1 we again had a wonderful turnout at the CROP WALK, the 22nd annual Hunger Walkathon West. In spite of a cool, cloudy day with occasional sprinkles, the surprisingly large number of caring people who participated made it an especially warm event.
I guess I should have expected it to be like any other sporting event. Students were preparing for competition by talking, laughing, fidgeting, trying to get rid of nervous energy. Only after all the equipment had been passed out and the referee blowing the whistle and/or shouting "BEGIN!" would the noise suddenly subside as students engaged in the competition. But this wasn't any ordinary sporting event, for the equipment was a pencil, some scratch paper and a test.
I was surprised and saddened to read the letter to the editor from Rich Carollo, director of the Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau ("Smoke Free campaign should also be bully free," April 20).