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41 Kimball Tri-County News-Thursday, April 25, 1991 Rep Bertram: This is the homestretch After 15 weeks of legislative work, the Minnesota House of Representatives is entering the homestretch of the 1991 session, state Rep. Jeff Bertram conclud- ed last week. He said with the final com- mittee deadline for action on non-tax and non-spending bills having passed, the focus now shifts from the hearing rooms of the State Office Building to the House floor within the state Capitol building in St. Paul. "I expect the last days of this session will be very much like those of past sessions as the House and Senate pass their re- six, live bills on the major issues and then send them to confer- ence committees to work out the differences," Rep. Bertram said. Commonly referred to as "compromise" committees, con- ference committees play an im- portant part at this stage in the legislative process. In cases of disagreement between the House and Senate on pieces of legisla- tion each body has passed-- which occurs frequently--a con- ference committee consisting of three to five members from each body is appointed to iron out those differences. "A good example of this tess are the omnibus (overall) bills on taxes and appropria- tions. They'll very likely go to a conference committee before they are eventually sent on to the Governor for either his ap- proval (he signs them into law) or his disapproval (he vetoes, and kills, the bill)," Rep. Bertram said. Typically, members put in some long hours the next couple of weeks. Between now and the May 20 constitutional end-of-the session deadline, legislators like debate and cast votes on literally hundreds of bills. Rep. Bertram said he's optimistic that the 1991 Legislative Session will adjourn right on time with all of its busi- ness completed. "When we adjourn, I believe Minnesotans will see a two-year budget that responds to the needs of the people. Our priori- ties this session have been edu- cation, property lax relief, health care and the environment," he said, "and that's where youql see the bulk of the budget going." Legislators started the session in the precarious position of fac- ing a $1.6 billion projected rev- I AMERICAN LEGION POST 261 ghnbd eholp 00inner Saturday, April 27th S 4:30 - 8:00 ! pork drop ,adt,. S4.00 2 pork amlB eddu. Ss.oo t ch ddldm t2 &ruder- SLS0 Public Welcome Kimball Legion Club Rooms 8' Landscape Timbers I .1 N.K. Northkmd Garden Lawn Seeds Seed 25 % o,, $890 50 LB. BAG i A new deck for the summer? See us dDout your piths. Nistler Bldg. Supplies For All Your Building Needs Walkins 764.SS5S enue shortfall. With a combina- tion of using some funds from the budget reserve, cutting state spending, and selected tax or fee increases, Rep. Bertram said, that shortfall will be erased. He said, "In these closing weeks of the session, I think you'll see a good comparison of priorities between what we think is important and where we think dollars ought to go and what Governor Carlson is talking about." Rep. Bertram said he hoped anyone with concerns or sugges- tions about any issues moving through the legislative process would feel free to contact him. He can be reached at (612) 296- 4373 or by writing to Room 571, State Office Building, St. Paul, M_n 55155. Q. Can sourdough starter be frozen? C.G., St. Paul, MN A. Yes, freshly fed sour- dough starter can be frozen up to two months. Thaw it at room temperature and let stand in a warm place for at least 24 hours until active and bubbly before using. Q. Why are vanilla and other flavorings usually added last in cooked sauces and candied recipes? F. Me., CalumeL MI A. The flavor of vanilla ex- tract and other seasonings may be diminished slightly by adding them earlier. In recipes for baked goods, liquid extracts usu- ally are added last as a final touch after all the beating and vigorous mixing. Q. If the recipe doesn't say, how can I tell if I should cover my casseroles before I bake them? K.H.,Saginaw, WA A. While it's difficult to say without seeing a particular recipe, in most cases, casseroles don't have to be covered. Casseroles have a large amount of liquid which is both absorbed in the casserole and evtxr'at in the oven. During baking, the casserole top gets crispy and brown. Exceptions include recipes that start with uncooked rice or pasta in which most of the liquid must be absorbed. Do you have a cooking ques- tions? Write Dear Betty Crocker, Box 1113, Dept. Betty, Minneapolis, MN 55440 TIP OF THE WEEK: Fresh, fully ripe fruit is more popular than ever for dessert. An hour or so before serving, sprinkle light- 17 with sugar or toss fruit with a few tablespoons of juice or liqueur. Squeeze lemon or lime juice over apples, bananas, peaches, melon or papaya to slow browning. THE .,4 Mix F itrss with 0 Plessure Losing excess weight is not the only reason to exercise. Physical activity can be fun and make you feel better while also providing a wide range of health benefits, says Mary tlelen Gunkler. registered dietitian and staff nutritionist for Tal cereal. Regular exercise may help to reduce anxiety and stress, lower your" blood pressure and raise your HDL cholesterol, the go kind of choles- terol. It may also reduce the rate at which your bones Ioe calcium, thus lowering your risk of osteoporosis Exercise is fun to do with family or friends, h provides a chance to be sociable, loining a dance group, alh- lelic team or exercise class is a way to make new friemls as well as an incen- tive to exercise regularly. Here are some tips for beginning an exercise program: First, consult a physician, who can recommend the types of exercises best for you. Exercise when you enjoy it most. Pick a time that fits into your daily schedule  thai it bCCOllNs IxHlline. Sial'| out with simple, moderate activities, like walking. You can go at your own pace and do il anywhere. Explore your neighlxwho or new places when ym walk. such as a park or nature preserve. During Id weath- er. try a shopping mall or imhor track. Vary your activities with the seasons. In warm weather, try bicycling. canoeing, goll. tennis and hiking. There are plenty of cohl weather sporls, too. such as downhill or cross- country skiing, ice skating and snow- shoeing. If it's too hot of too cold to be out- side. here are indoor alternatives: aero- bic dancing, swimming, racquetball, volleyball, tai chi, yoga. stationary bicycling aml I'twling. For tho who enjoy training fiw competitions. IlK,re are events like the senior SlXWls games. It's sponsored nationwide, except in Michigan. by Tolal cereal. Huwever. y(m (km'l have to be a skille(I athlete to enjoy exer- cise and its benefits. Find activities yo, like and ) them regularly, advis- es Gunklex. The "Old Chisholm Trail" from San Antonio, Texas to AIMlene, Kansas was named for Jesse Chisholm, a part Indian cattle trader who opened the mute in the mid 1800"s. Jan, Advisor I H-9 ' - IHIBHP | Kimbel M/ 55353 398-2935 ........ Coil offer 5 p.m. or ph.S will be answered during clay with answering machine. , HEARTLAND EXPRESS serving within o 15 miles raffm of Armndale. Dial-A-Ride service for e00ay, han000000eJ, and general public. Call for ride information 274-3551 Lenny's Excavating Licensed, Bonded & Septic Systems Backhoe Work Basements Crawler Hoe Work Phone 252.5808 BackYard GAS Broil Masters available, 20# tanks parts & accessories in friendly courteous office ht .! .'r .1 I.P t '. Jl .,la .Je o.8 1.8 3.j &J