August 2018
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Those of you who use Outlook as your email program may not have been able to read our full email yesterday.  Constant Contact informs us the problem has been corrected, so we are re-sending.  Enjoy!
Crunch Day  (August 1st)
The congressional review of the newsprint tariff situation began on July 17th.  Representatives from both parties expressed their concern over the consequences the tariffs are wreaking on newsprint users.  The U. S. Department of Commerce is expected to decide by August 1st whether to keep the tariff.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY, Senate Minority Leader) succinctly summarized the situation in commentary released July 21st:
Tariffs can be very useful tools to level the playing field for American business and safeguard jobs. That is why I have often supported tariffs...

But the punishment must fit the offense, and the tariff must level the playing field for American workers - and in this case, this tariff fails both standards.

And as quoted in Editor and Publisher 7/27/18:
Schumer said if the Department of Commerce ends the tariff, it would eliminate the need for the situation to reach its final arbiter, the U.S. International Trade Commission, for a vote scheduled Aug. 28.

Our hope is that our representatives will present enough evidence to overturn the tariff.
If both bodies rule that the tariffs are needed, they will become permanent.
Additional articles and information can be found on the STOPP portal, as well as in the "Worth Reading" section of our own user group.

Contact Congress through the STOPP Portal:
Sign a Petition to be sent to the Chairman of the International Trade Commission: 
UV Chart Updated
Thank you to those customers who supplied updated information for our UV Settings and Supply Guide.  
The chart has been reformatted to show currently used supplies (such as ink, plates, wash, etc.) on the first page, Quad-Stack settings on the second page, and supplier contacts on the third page.
The chart can be found in the USER GROUP, with links placed in the Manuals & Commercial Applications sections.
As always, if you have forgotten your password or need any other help accessing the group, please contact Gail.
It's National Golf Month!
Did you know that there is a whole website dedication to the health benefits of playing Golf?  From some of the pages of
"A landmark Scandinavian study of over 300,000 golfers estimated they lived a remarkable 5 years longer than those who do not play golf, regardless of age, gender, or socio-economic status. Evidence also suggests that golf has a role in preventing and treating many chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and through regular use can help strengthen bones and prevent hip fractures."

"A 2006 study found that around 12,000 steps  are taken per 18-hole round, exceeding the commonly recommended daily amount of steps for health. However, cart use reduces walking distance from an average 5 miles to 2.4 miles per round - so ditch the golf cart if you want the same benefits!"

" Called Golf on Referral, a report based on two research pilots saw selected patients referred for a six-week behavior change and golf lesson program, with their mental and physical well being tracked over the course of the project. Researchers found that grip strength, a strong indicator of vitality in older   people, increased significantly over the course of the study - suggesting improvements in muscle strength and therefore reduced risk of falls or disability. Life satisfaction levels also rose across the vast majority of participants, along with happiness, highlighting clear benefits from the program."
Sharpening your Math Skills in-between Swings
For the third year in a row, the Scottish Open (played last month) swapped its pin flags for a version with math equations on them, this year having the hashtag #MakingMathsCount, which represents a Scottish government group that encourages greater enthusiasm for math.  Changing the equations each year, the photo below shows flags used in 2016... NOT in order.  Can you figure them out?

Golf Attire Through the Years
Early Scotland: Thick tweed coats, shirts with starched collars and ties
1920's: Two-toned shoes, "plus 4" knickers, knitted cardigans
1930's:   Flannel trousers, (allowing golf to work...) no neckties
1940's:   Short sleeve knit shirts, "bomber" jackets
1950's:   Color starting to creep in, lightweight tan trousers
1960's:  Wild colors, synthetic fabrics.   "Caddies looked like hippies"
1970's:  Colored trousers, mock turtlenecks
1980's:  A return to traditional clothing, but waterproof, moisture wicking, or stretch
1990's:   Sponsorships added logos to the mix.
2000 and beyond:   Cool and comfortable, whether colorful or classic
See photos that match these decades at
Parting Thought
The secret of concentration is the secret of self- d iscovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge. 

Arnold Palmer  

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