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Tribune keeps bringing people what they want

Bringing the outdoors indoors is something the Tahoe Tribune plans to do starting Nov. 7 — and every Thursday from then on.

We are rejiggering some things to bring people more of what they want. The Flash page will disappear and in its place will be the Outdoors page. Some of what is on Flash will be incorporated into Friday’s expanded Arts section that will debut on Nov. 8 under a new name.

The Outdoors page will cover just that — the great outdoors. Some competitive sports are bound to wind up on this page, but more often you will be reading about sports and outdoor activities that you often do not find on the Sports pages. This includes, but is not limited to, snow shoeing, rock climbing, kayaking, hunting and diving.

There will be features on people and places — though not limited to the Lake Tahoe Basin. There will be how-to stories, equipment stories, first person experiences. There will pages showcasing outstanding photographs of the outdoors. This could be scenery, wildlife, or people.

But this is not something we want to do alone. So if you have an idea for a story, want to write something, or want to submit a photo, call or e-mail me. This page is for you and we want you to be apart of it.

Obviously with all of the things we want to provide our readers, the last thing the Tahoe Tribune is about to do is cut back on the number of days we publish — no matter what some publications have erroneously printed.

This is breast cancer awareness month. If you notice people wearing pink ribbons, they are showing their support for the cause and eventual eradication of the disease.

Breast cancer runs second to skin cancer for the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women and is second to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is estimated by the CDC that 203,500 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and that 39,600 will die from it.

Getting a mammogram is the best way to detect the disease early. Most often when it is found in a routine exam it is at its most treatable stage. Without an exam, it could be another one to three years before a woman could feel the lump.

When the disease is found early, the five-year survival rate for localized breast cancer is 96 percent, according to the CDC.

Women should get a baseline mammogram when they are 35, then after 40 every couple of years based on your doctor’s recommendation.

Take it from someone who has had her baseline and who hates going to the doctor — it was not that big of a deal. In fact, I would rather have a mammogram every year than a pap smear because it is so much less invasive.

This is your life we are talking about. Don’t waste it by not preventing a deadly disease from spreading throughout your body.

I will be out of the office tomorrow — off to San Francisco to watch the Giants strangle that monkey. If you have been watching the playoffs and the first two games of the Series, you know darn well what I am talking about.

I have been like a little kid around the office chanting: “I’m going to the World Series, I’m going to the World Series.” I have been rather obnoxious. But this is my first time to go to any postseason game for any sport. I am excited and I’m not embarrassed to admit it.

But I must admit a week ago when I was watching the game that sent the Giants to the World Series I was rather disappointed with some people in this town.

The 49ers were on the big screen, the Giants on a little TV without sound. And the bar I was at would not turn the Giants volume on when the players were interviewed after winning the pennant. Nope, John Madden was more important to listen to.

I will have live action and the Jumbotron tomorrow, and after that a better South Lake Tahoe bar with a crowd full of Giants fans.

Kathryn Reed is managing editor of the Tahoe Tribune. She may be reached at (530) 541-3880, ext. 251, or e-mail

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