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Laugh-A-Bit with Tidbits Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: To show the armadillo how to do it!


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• If you’re of a certain age, you might be surprised to learn that the Bruce Willis film “Die Hardâ€? is older than the World Wide Web. by Samantha Weaver

• It was beloved and sometimes maligned British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “Sometimes it is not enough that we do our best; we must do what is required.â€?

• Those who study such things say that a new mom accumulates anywhere from 450 to 700 hours of lost sleep during the first year after her baby is born. • You may be surprised to learn that the average American man spends 10,585 hours hanging out in a bar. Or you may not. • Those who are looking for love might want to consider the following statistics: In a 2013 survey, a quarter of adults said that their spouse/partner is not the type of person they thought they’d settle down with. More than half of respondents said that their significant other is their complete opposite.

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• If you just can’t seem to resist shouting sometimes, you may suffer from klazomania. • Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author John Steinbeck did not start out his career as a great success. In fact, his first novel, “Cup of Gold,â€? was a complete flop, not even earning enough money to cover the advance the publishing house paid him. He was not discouraged, however; after the book’s publication Steinbeck wrote to a friend, “The book was an immature experiment. ... The next one won’t be good, nor the next one, but about the fifth, I think I will be above the average.â€? Š 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Fountain Pen Q: In 1955, I received a Pelikan fountain pen as a graduation gift. It is the 400 NN model in a light tortoise case. I understand that some fountain pens have become quite valuable, and I hope the one I have is among them. -- Kenneth, Albuquerque, N.M. A: I spoke to several pen collectors and they seem to agree that your Pelikan 400 NN is worth about $150. ••• Q: When I was a young girl, I loved reading the Judy Bolton mystery series. I have a first edition of “The Ghost Parade” by Margaret Sutton, with its original dust jacket. Does it have more value than sentimental? -- Jan, Ramona, Calif. A: The first edition of this book was published in 1933 and is valued in the $50 to $75 range, depending, of course, on condition. Incidentally, the first 10 titles in the Bolton series, which were published from 1932 to 1937, had four black-and-white illustrations printed on glossy paper. They were the work of Pelagie Doane from originals no doubt done in full color. Doane also was responsible for your book’s cover art. •88 Q: During the 1970s, I began collecting bobbing heads, mostly NFL team members. I now have several dozen but have no idea of current values. -- Sam, Chesterfield, Mo. A: One of the better references is “Bobbing Head Dolls: 1960-2000” by Tim Hunter. This illustrated reference features more than 700 dolls from baseball, football, basketball, hockey, TV, advertising, political and cartoon characters. This guide should help you determine how much the dolls in your collection are worth. It is available at Amazon.com. ••• Q: My mother’s china pattern was “Virginia Rose,” and I would like to find out more about it. I’m thinking of adding to the pieces already in the set. Do you have any suggestions? -- Laura, Rio Rancho, N.M. A: “Virginia Rose” was introduced by the Homer Laughlin china company in 1929 and continued to be produced well into the 1970s. It was mainly sold in department stores, two of the main sources being Sears and Woolworth’s. I suggest you monitor eBay to track down additional pieces of this pattern. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to questionsforcox@aol.com. Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a 13-year-old boy who’s having asthma attacks. At least, that’s what they sound like to me. It started early this year when the weather was still cold. He plays or practices baseball three times a week. When he’d run the bases, he’d start coughing and wheezing. Now that the weather is warmer, he still has attacks, but not so bad. Does this sound like asthma to you? I don’t know that he’s allergic to anything. -- W.O. ANSWER: Asthma is an inflammation of the airways, the bronchi. They become very sensitive, and suddenly narrow and fill with mucus when provoked. Both the constriction and the mucus make it difficult to get air into and out of the lungs. Included in the definition of asthma is reversibility. The constriction and mucus buildup are not permanent, in most cases. The signs of asthma are a feeling of chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. In your son’s kind of asthma, exercise-induced asthma, the attack comes on five to 10 minutes after beginning an activity. Exerciseinduced asthma is not so dependent on allergy triggers. It comes on because cold, dry air irritates the airways. The warmer, moister air is perhaps the reason why his attacks are not as pronounced as they were. continued oN next page...

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April 3 - 9, 2014 You need to have a doctor examine the boy to be sure if this is exercise-induced asthma. Even if he has no symptoms at the time of his doctor visit, the doctor can induce them in a number of ways. He or she also can put an end to them. If exercise-induced asthma is proven, a multitude of medicines are available for control. Most can be taken as mouth sprays. Taking the medicine before physical activity can prevent asthma symptoms for two or three hours. That’s long enough to get him through a practice or a game. The above is for exercise-induced asthma. It’s not for other asthma varieties. The booklet on asthma explans this common illness and its treatments in detail. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 602W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. ••• DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What’s the lowest number of calories a woman can safely eat in a day to lose weight? I would like to lose 20 pounds. How long will that take? -- G.K.

Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY ANSWER: An active woman needs around 1,800 calories a day. If she gets much less than that, she’ll have a hard time meeting her vitamin and mineral requirements. If she deducts 500 calories from her daily diet, she should lose a pound in a week -- 20 pounds in 20 weeks. If she actively exercises, she needs to lower her daily intake by only 300 calories to get the same results. ••• DEAR DR. DONOHUE: You printed two letters on headaches. I don’t see you mention the medicine that works for me -- Excedrin. It takes only half a pill to end my headaches. My grown son has tried it, but he didn’t get good results. Just wanted you to know how well it works for me. -- J.R. ANSWER: Thanks. Excedrin is a combination of aspirin and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Many Excedrin products also contain caffeine, which is said to enhance

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pain-relief. I’m sure readers will appreciate your testimonial. READERS: Dr. Donohue is retiring after writing “To Your Good Health” for three decades. Dr. Keith Roach will be taking over the popular King Features syndicated column. © 2014 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Fla., and will feature Jessica Lange as a “German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.” Her “freaks” will be played by returning stars Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett and Frances Conroy. “Entertainment Weekly” reported that Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts are in talks to return to the show. A premiere date has not yet been set. ••• Q: Are the rumors I’m hearing about a sequel to “The Incredibles” true? -- Jonathan P., Erie, Pa. A: Last month, Disney’s chairman and CEO, Robert A. Iger, announced that Pixar Animation Studios is indeed developing a big-screen sequel to Brad Bird’s 2004 superhero adventure “The Incredibles.” Brad Bird, who wrote and directed the first film, has said that he would be open to filming a sequel if it “had a truly great story” behind it. •••

Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or email her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Slow Down And Save By Craig W. Armstrong The snow and ice have melted, the roads are clear and spring is here. Winter driving can be dangerous and very frustrating. Going to the store or getting to work during the winter takes planning. You have to allow for road conditions, traffic and the stress of taking to the ice roads. Once spring arrives, most people just want to relax behind the wheel and enjoy the open road. But there is something else to consider that you might not have thought about during the winter months-gas. Getting from place to place in the winter is enough to occupy your mind, but once the

roads are clear, you want to drive farther and faster, and that means using more gas. Here are a few ways to save on gas as you spend more time in your vehicle. Slow down and save. The faster you go, the fewer miles you will get to the gallon. Driving over 60 mph will decrease your gas mileage. It has been estimated that every 5 mph over 60 you drive, you are going to consume more fuel. Besides how fast you are driving, consider HOW you are driving. If you rapidly accelerate or brake, you are using more gas and will lower your mileage by more than 30%. Keep the pressure under control. Correct tire pressure is crucial to good gas mileage. Make sure that your tires are properly

inflated. The correct PSI (pounds per square inch) can be found on the tire, on the sticker on the door or in your owner’s manual. Change your oil regularly. The classic rule of thumb is to change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles. This rule is a source of great debate. The point at which oil breaks down has improved over the years and many experts feel today’s oil lasts longer. The best way to judge when your oil needs to be changed is by consulting the vehicle owner’s manual. Pace yourself. If you do a lot of highway driving, use your cruise control. This will allow you to keep a constant rate of speed and improve your gas mileage. Lighten your load. During the winter months, you may have put bags of salt or sand in your trunk for added weight and traction. Now is the time to get rid of them. A lighter vehicle is a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Drag on your vehicle decreases its efficiency by 2%. Get rid of any nonessential items in your car and save some money on gas. Spring is the time to shake off the cold of winter and enjoy the warmer weather. Just remember it may be warmer outside, but gas prices are still the same.


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If you were to get to the point where you’re forgetting to eat or take your medications, how long would it be before someone noticed a change in your routine? For an initial $150 and then $20 a month, seniors and those who care about them can have peace of mind with a gadget called the Lively Sensor. The Lively Sensor is ... amazing.

Here’s how it works: Small monitors (six of them, the size of a quarter) are attached to various items in the home -- the pill container, refrigerator door, TV remote, keychain, front door -- that you touch or move on a daily basis. The idea is to attach the monitors to things that are sure to be a clue that all is not well if the monitors aren’t moved. The sensors get to know your habits. The Lively Sensor gets the signals in a central hub in your house (you don’t need Internet). Your loved ones can use a cellphone or computer to check the “log” of your activities. Yes, the Lively Sensor is a monitor, and no, none of us want to be watched. But the alternative -- being forced to move

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into a retirement building -- isn’t our first choice. And you do have control over where the monitors are attached. If you’re not on the Internet and don’t always get the latest photos of your grandkids, there’s the LivelyGram, mailed to your house twice a month with pictures and messages from your family, as part of the Lively setup. If you’d like to learn more, go online to www.mylively. com (check at the library if you don’t have a computer), or call 1-888-757-0711 to ask for a brochure to be mailed to you. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic fails to divert its course from an iceberg, ruptures its hull and begins to sink. The Titanic was divided into 16 compartments that were presumed to be watertight. Because four of these compartments could be flooded without loss of buoyancy, the Titanic was considered unsinkable. • On April 20, 1923, Tito Puente, the bandleader and percussionist who helped popularize Latin dance music in America, is born in New York City. During a career that spanned six decades, “El Rey” (The King), recorded more than 100 albums and won five Grammy Awards. • On April 16, 1947, multimillionaire and financier Bernard Baruch first coins the term

“Cold War” to describe relations between the United States and the Soviet Union, a war without fighting or bloodshed, but a battle nonetheless. • On April 15, 1959, Fidel Castro visits the United States. The trip got off to an inauspicious start when it became clear that President Dwight Eisenhower had no intention of meeting with Castro. Instead, Eisenhower went to the golf course to avoid any chance meeting. • On April 17, 1960, Eddie Cochran, the musician behind “Summertime Blues” and other rockabilly hits, is killed when the taxi carrying him from a show in Bristol, England, crashes en route to the airport in London, where he was to catch a flight home to the U.S. He was 21. • On April 19, 1971, as a prelude to a massive antiwar protest that would include 200,000 demonstrators, Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C. The generally peaceful

protest ended on April 23 with about 1,000 veterans throwing their combat ribbons, helmets and uniforms on the Capitol steps, along with toy weapons. • On April 18, 1989, thousands of Chinese students continue to take to the streets in Beijing to protest government policies. The protests grew until the Chinese government ruthlessly suppressed them in June, killing thousands, during what came to be known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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By Sam Mazzotta

Can Pets Take Human Vitamins? DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Can I give my dog and cat the same herbal supplements and vitamins that I take? It seems that a lot of medicines prescribed by the vet are just pet-sized doses of human medication. -- Tanya G., via email DEAR TANYA: Some pets can take similar vitamin supplements to humans, but as you noted, the dosages can vary greatly between humans and between different sizes and species. Dogs and cats

and other mammals are most likely to be prescribed medicines that humans also take. Lizards, fish and non-mammals are far less likely to take the same things. It’s really, really important to talk to your pets’ veterinarian about giving them vitamins or herbal supplements, in addition to doing your own research on natural pet health. Many vets recommend certain supplements for dogs and cats, usually added to their food or given in pill form. Some advocate homeopathic remedies. All vets will tell you what not to give your pets, and you should take heed. Additionally, your pet’s food may already contain some vitamin supplements. Be aware of what they’re already eating before adding more of the same.

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What kind of supplements are commonly given to house pets? Some of the more popular ones include vitamin C, which is purported to reduce inflammation; fish oil, which improves skin and hair; and glucosamine (along with chondroitin), which many owners say has reduced the severity of arthritis in their older dogs. Again, do your research and make sure the supplement or vitamin you want to give your dog or cat is safe for them. Make sure they’re getting the right dose for their weight, as well. With vitamins as with everything else, there is too much of a good thing. Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Volume 9, Week 12

April 3 - 9, 2014 THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta

Drafty Windows a Costly Nuisance

Q: Our front room windows have never been very good at keeping out drafts on windy nights, and in the summer, it’s the hottest room in the house. Do we need to replace these windows? -- Charlene T., via email A: Drafty, leaky windows have a number of causes for -- from warped or old frames to single-pane windows and more -- but completely replacing the windows and frames can be quite costly. Your electric company may offer an energy audit kit -- or can even send a

professional to perform an energy audit -- at low or no cost. A basic kit can determine that hot or cool air is escaping the house, while more detailed audits can determine where that air is escaping. Another way is to simply bring in a window replacement contractor to inspect the front-room windows, determine what’s wrong and present an estimate for the cost of repair or replacement. This is the costliest option, so be certain the problem is severe enough to warrant window and/or frame replacement. Consider getting two or three estimates from different contractors to compare prices. In the long term, investing in new, higherquality windows can save a lot in heating and air conditioning costs, and help make the front room more comfortable year-round. In the short term, you’ll want to take some inexpensive measures to prevent drafts and, in the summer, cool air from escaping. If you’ve performed an energy audit or have been able to figure out just where outside air is blowing through, you can lessen the problem. Air entering under the sash can be blocked by placing a length of foam Continued on page 21


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weatherstripping along the underside, where the sash meets the frame. Thinner weatherstripping can be installed vertically along the frame to prevent drafts from entering between the window and the frame. Install double-paneled curtains on all the windows of the room. In the winter, these provide an extra buffer between drafts and you. In the summer,

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these solid curtains can be pulled shut when the sun is shining into the room, to help keep the room cool. These short-term measures can save some energy, but to really make that room comfortable, take a serious look at replacing the windows, particularly if they’re old or the frame or sash are visibly warped.

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HOME TIP: Take a tour of your home and make note of as many improvement or maintenance tasks that you can find. Then create a schedule to tackle a few of them at a time. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com.


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If You’re Ready to Put Down Some

s ! WYOMING ROOTS U l l a C 6 Charles Douglas, WY, $259,900

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Have you been looking for a large heated shop? We have found it for you! 3 bedooms, 2.5 bth manufactured home on a permanent foundation. Has been updated with new kitchen, sheetrock, carpet, bathrooms. Kitchen is open and FANTASTIC! Maple cabinets with a glass backsplash. 2.41 acres. Horses allowed. Shop is HUGE, heated and has office space. On side of shop is a covered RV area with all utilities.

100 Boxelder Rd., Glenrock, WY, PRICE REDUCED $449,000

Horses lovers this is your paradise on over 34.777 acres. 100x120 indoor riding arena, garage and 4 bedroom, 3 bath house all connected. An additional building with a studio motherin – law suite and a recreation room. 2 septics and 1 well. Property features its own reservoir with water rights. Most of property is fenced.

705 East Richards Street, Douglas, WY,

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803 W Birch Street Glenrock, WY 280,000

Build Time 90-120 DAYS!!

Build Time 90-120 DAYS!!

Build Time 90-120 DAYS!!

Location, Location, Location…PRIME location on one of the busiest streets in Douglas. Previously used as a restaurant and STILL has the kitchen equipment to start business immediately. Has a drive up window and plenty of parking. Full basement for storage and offices. Dining room for eat-in guests. Two bathrooms on main level for restaurant patrons.

Build Time 90-120 DAYS!!

Tract 13C & 13D Meadow Acres, #3 Evansville, WY - $115,000 Each

Build Time 90-120 DAYS!!

Gorgeous views of the mountain from the highest point of this property. Great location in Meadow acres. Bring your horses and build the home of your dreams. One well has been drilled on each property. Can be purchased separately or together. (Tract 13C and Tract 13D). Road will be installed off of the Old Glenrock Hwy onto property.

1136 N. Glenarm - $84,900

4939 Whitlock Road$465,000

Alisha 247-1806

UPDATED one bedroom, one bath home. Newer carpet and tile. Newer tile countertops and backsplash. Newer hot water heater. Newer high efficiency Gas Renai furnace. Newer paint in and out. Newer windows. Large dining room. Spacious laundry room. One oversized car detached garage.

Desirable hard to find horse property in a private out of the way location close to town. Very open floor plan. Vaulted ceilings, open kitchen with granite counter tops and eating bar, master suite with dressing area, walk through closet and master bath. Family room with gas fireplace and much more. The home has been updated and is in excellent condition. Not a drive by. 60x21 shop with gas heat, two 10' roll up insulated doors, 2 man doors, 110&220 volt electrical. Also double car carport.

1723 Kalina Trail, Bar Nunn $255,000

Stanbury Haven Two Story Model in Bar Nunn. GREAT curb appeal w/covered front porch! All 3 BR on upper floor w/laundry! Large soaker tubs in both master and main bath. HUGE living room that is open to dining & kitchen. Large counter height island w/eating area. Pre-finished hardwood floors in foyer, living, dining & kitchen. Tile on bathroom floors, master bathtub surround & laundry. Carpet up the stairs, upper level hallway & BR. Granite counter tops throughout kitchen & bathrooms.

2243 Kalina Trail, Bar Nunn $247,500

Westport Haven Model in Bar Nunn. Master BR & BA together with 2 other BR and an additional BA. Both BA have large soaker tubs & 2 sinks. Master bath has an additional shower. HUGE living room that is open to dining room and kitchen. Island with stove and eating bar. Pre-finished hardwood floors in foyer , hallways, living and dining rooms and kitchen. Tile on bathroom floors, master shower & laundry. Carpet in the bedrooms. Granite counter tops throughout kitchen and bathrooms

1930 Kalina Trail, Bar Nunn $246,900

Kingston Haven Model 2 Story Model in Bar Nunn! GREAT curb appeal w/shake shingles for accent on the front of the house! All 3 BR on upper floor with laundry! Kitchen & dining opens to large great room. Large counter height island w/eating area. Pantry & desk in kitchen/dining. Pre-finished hardwood floors in foyer, living, dining & kitchen. Tile on bathroom floors, mstr bathtub surround & laundry. Granite counter tops Kitchen.

2143 Kalina Trail, Bar Nunn $249,900

Willow Haven Model in Bar Nunn. Split BR floor plan w/HUGE living room that is open to dining room & kitchen. Large counter height island. Pre-finished hardwood floors in foyer, hallways, living, dining rooms & kitchen. Tile on BA floors, master shower & laundry. Carpet in bedrooms. Granite counter tops throughout kitchen & bathrooms. Covered rear porch off of the dining room. Full unfinished bsmt. 9 ft main floor ceilings. 2 car attached garage. 92% efficiency furnace.

TO BE BUILT on Lot 13C HWY 20/26 (Meadow Acres Area) - $379,900

Rural property to be build w/your likes in mind! 3 BR, 2 BA ranch w/3 car garage. Large living room on main level & a finished family room in bsmt-rest of the bsmt is unfinished. Price includes a 30’x40’ Pole Barn all on 11.32 acres.

3440 Chaparral - $175,900

Like new home with upgrades! Absolutely gorgeous hickory cabinets with a metal-like backsplash. Open kitchen with breakfast bar. Laminate flooring throughout living, kitchen and hallway. Carpet in bedrooms. Tile in bathrooms. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and master bath, 2 additional bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Full unfinished basement including bathroom stub out to finish as you wish.

Carla DeVille & Alisha Collins

307-265-0200 350 West “A” St., Suite 100 Casper, Wyoming

Carla 262-2452

501 N 5th, Douglas, WY - $475,000

Historic remodeled two story with huge log room. Original wood work throughout! Original wavy glass and original door handles. Gorgeous updated kitchen with granite counter tops. Sitting on 5.5 acres in downtown Douglas. Zoned county, but has city water and sewer. Horses allowed. One of a kind. Incredibly private covered porch. Walkout lower basement. Triple car garage. Antelope creek runs through the property. Also has a well on property. WAY TOO many updates to mention!


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