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• It was American poet, etymologist and translator John Ciardi who made the following sage observation: “The Constitution gives By Samantha Weaver every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.” He was, evidently, also a shrewd observer of people. • Between 1997 and 2003, the number of 9- to 12year-olds who spent time outdoors hiking, fishing or camping fell by 50 percent. • Greece’s Parthenon is a famous ruin, but many people today don’t realize that it wasn’t time that caused the destruction of the structure. In 1687, the Ottoman Turks occupied the Acropolis and used the Parthenon to store gunpowder. A mortar fired by the attacking Venetians hit the building and ignited the gunpowder, causing much of the widespread damage we see today. • Although Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, those who study such things say that there are 170 languages spoken in that country, most of them known well only by the indigenous people who grew up speaking them. • When city officials in New Orleans are estimating the crowds that turn out for Mardi Gras, they use the sanitation department’s figures on how much garbage was removed during the festival. • It was famed fashion designer Coco Chanel who made the little black dress a popular item; before that, most women wore black only when they were in mourning. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Louis between New York and Paris took 33-1/2 hours. Six men had died attempting the same flight.

• On May 20, 1506, the great Italian explorer Christopher Columbus dies in Valladolid, Spain. Columbus, and most others, greatly underestimated the world’s size. In 1492, Columbus sighted Cuba, which he thought was mainland China, and in December he landed on Hispaniola, which he thought might be Japan. • On May 19, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln writes to anti-slavery Congressional leader Sen. Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, proposing that widows and children of soldiers should be given equal treatment regardless of race. As a result, Congress introduced a resolution (H.R. 406, Section 13) to provide for the equal treatment of the dependents of black soldiers. • On May 18, 1917, six weeks after the United States formally enters the First World War, the U.S. Congress passes the Selective Service Act, giving the president the power to draft soldiers. By the end of World War I in November 1918, some 24 million men had registered for the draft. • On May 21, 1927, American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop trans-Atlantic flight. The flight of the Spirit of St.

• On May 23, 1934, famed fugitives Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker are killed when police ambush their car near Sailes, La. They died in a two-minute fusillade of 167 bullets. • On May 22, 1958, American singer Jerry Lee Lewis arrives in England as a newly married man, with his pretty young wife in tow. Within days, it was revealed that his new wife, Myra Gail Lewis, was actually only 13 years old and was his first cousin once removed. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Keselowski Must Avoid Mental Mistakes TALLADEGA, Ala. — For the second week in a row, Brad Keselowski competed in two races, one Sprint Cup and one Nationwide Series, on the same day. He was far from the only one, but Keselowski won the Aaron’s 312 after finishing 34th in the Aaron’s 499. And he’s leading the Nationwide Series standings by a healthy margin. “There’s a quick adaptation period where you have to show a certain skill set that’s completely different,” said Keselowski. “It’s like in football, if you were taking a snap as a wide receiver and going over and taking one as running back. It makes it interesting, and that’s when you see who has the talent to do that and the mental strength to try.” Penske racer Brad Keselowski, who comes from T a l l a d e g a a family of NASCAR drivers, currently leads the Nationwide Series in points. (Photo: John Superspeedway is a track Clark/NASCAR This Week) that often eliminates cars and drivers by something close to random selection. Ryan Newman suggested that its races shouldn’t count in the point standings. Dale Earnhardt Jr. referred to it as “a lottery.” But Keselowski owes a lot to the perilous Alabama track. He won the Aaron’s 499 in 2009 while he was only a parttime competitor in Cup. The exposure helped him earn a regular Cup ride at Penske Racing. The 26-year-old from Rochester Hills, Mich., is from a racing family. His father and uncle competed in NASCAR with some success. He’s still finding his way in the Cup ranks — currently 26th in points — but he is widely considered a future star, even while some of his peers regard him warily for an aggressiveness uncommon in newcomers. But Keselowski knows he has to play it smart, particuMonte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar.rbma.com) features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at nascar_thisweek@yahoo.com. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

larly with a Nationwide Series championship within his grasp. “I have no room to make a mental error if I want to win the championship at the end of the year,” he said. “It’s very draining to drive both series. It gives you the opportunity to make a mental mistake from just being worn down. I’m going to have to work hard to make sure that doesn’t happen.” It’s so far, so good, for a young man who finds himself exactly where he always wanted to be.

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• “When I travel, I find that the air in the hotel room makes my allergies act up. I have started packing a coffee mug and several tea bags. There sometimes is a microwave in my hotel room, and there almost always is a hospitality area where I can use the microwave to make a nice cup of hot tea. It saves me from having to make runs to expensive coffee shops.” — R.G. in Louisiana • “I purchased two small colanders at a discount store. I use them to store grapes and berries in my refrigerator. The cold air can circulate around them, and it seems to keep them fresher longer.” — B.A. in Georgia • Used fabric-softener sheets can be cut to fit the bottoms of small knickknacks. Attach with waterbased glue. If it’s ever necessary, they can be soaked to remove. • “For thank-you notes from a recent birthday party, I took a photo of each gift-giver with my child during present time. Then I printed each picture on a plain white sheet of paper in color. My child easily could see who gave her what, and she wrote a short note of thanks. The whole thing fit into a regular envelope, which she decorated with stickers.” — A.A. in Florida • Backyard picnic tip: Use a muffin tray as a condiment tray. You can even line the cups with aluminum muffin liners for quick cleanup. Stock with mustard, ketchup, chopped onion, relish, etc. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com.

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How Much Exercise Do Adults Need? DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the amount of exercise recommended for a man or woman of 55? I was always under the impression that 15 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week was a sufficient amount of time for heart health. Am I wrong? — R.K. ANSWER: That used to be the recommended amount of exercise time for an adult. For readers, aerobic exercise is the kind of exercise that is tailored for the heart. It’s exercise that employs the continuous use of large muscles for a somewhat protracted period of time, at least 10 minutes. Jogging, biking, walking, swimming and dancing are examples of aerobic exercise. The latest advice for adults, if their doctors say they are fit enough to exercise, is to get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week. That’s 20 minutes of exercise seven days a week or 50 minutes, three times a week. You can divide it any way you wish, but the minimum amount of one session of exercise has to be 10 minutes. If you are a novice, take your time to reach 10 minutes. A single session can be longer if you choose. Moderate-intensity exercise is walking at a pace of 3.5 miles an hour, a brisk walk. Or if you want to devote less time to exercise, you can if you make it vigorous exercise. Vigorous exercise for 75 minutes a week fulfills the requirement for heart health. If you’re up to it and if you want even greater results, double those times — 300 minutes of moderate exercise a week or 150 minutes of vigorous exercise a week. I want to issue the warning again. Get doctor approval for any of this. Strength-training exercise — weightlifting — also is strongly recommended for all adults regardless of age. The booklet on aerobic exercise explains how to benefit your heart in clear language. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 1301W, 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. ••• Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2010 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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Barking, Whining Annoy Dog Owner DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I need some strategies on some issues I’m having with my Bichon, “Sassy.” First, she wakes me up at the same time, 4:45 a.m., and whines for me to come play with her. I’ve tried putting her out of the room, tried the “shhhh” thing, but she’ll just keep whining. Also, if another dog is in the yard, she will bark and go crazy. I’ve tried distracting her, shaking coins in a can and using a spray bottle, to no avail. Can you help? — Maryann, via e-mail DEAR MARYANN: These behaviors can be frustrating, especially since Sassy sounds like a strong-willed, independent dog. In the first case, Sassy is on a different sleep schedule than you, and wants to be up and playing early. All of my dogs have been “morning people” too, and I’m not, so I feel your pain. Is anything that might be triggering her to wake up, like a coffee maker set to go off at 4:45? Look and listen for odd sounds at that time. You also might try to have Sassy sleep in the other room all night. If she’s used to sleeping with you, this will mean a few trying nights. Don’t scold or shush her, and reward

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her with treats when she gets into her bed. Also, try adjusting her feeding, walking and play times, morning and night, and see if that makes any difference. Barking at strange dogs is an instinctive thing Sassy does. She doesn’t respond to negative reinforcement (shaker cans, spray bottles), so try a positive approach. When Sassy starts to bark at a dog in the yard, say “Enough” in a calm but firm voice. When she stops barking and looks at you, give her a treat. You’ll need to be patient and avoid giving commands in an angry voice or getting frustrated (which your pet can sense) and reverting to the old “shhh!” technique. Work calmly and consistently with Sassy on these issues.

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10 Scams You Need to Know About When you read lists of the latest scams, they’re all different. There are some scams, however, that seem to make all the current lists. Here are the ones to beware of at this point, in no particular order. 1. Help for Haiti Websites: Still a hot topic, the FBI told CNN it is “suspicious” of most of the 4,600 sites seeking donations for Haiti earthquake victims. 2. Home Repair: Spring is here, and so are the guys with a truck full of tools or asphalt, ready to take your money in advance. 3. Weddings: Beware “free” tickets to bridal shows; dresses with fake labels; planners, photographers and caterers who take your money and run. 4. The Census: You may be contacted in person, by e-mail or by phone by people looking for your personal banking information and demanding that you’re obligated to give it. You’re not. 5. Toyota “Recall”: These scams involve a toll-free number that is very similar to the real Toyota number. When you call the fake number, you’ll be charged $5.96 and will be asked for information such as your Social Security number. 6. Work at Home: You’ll get information that tells you how to find the jobs, not the actual jobs. 7. Windows 7 Updates: You could lose money when you pay for fake software update codes, or postage for free updates. 8. Canada Lottery — Soccer World Cup: You’ll be invited to send money to be in the promotional lottery. Worse, you’ll be told you’ve already won and just have to send in some fees. 9. Mystery Shoppers: You could be charged for a guide and a kit showing how to find the jobs, or they’ll ask for your banking information so they can automatically deposit your pay. 10. Stranded Pets: Your heartstrings will be tugged, and you could end up paying for adoption fees, vaccinations, customs fees and more ... but your pet never arrives. To keep up with scams, take a look at the Scams website message board at www.scam.com. You don’t have to log in to read the messages. Also, Consumer Affairs at consumeraffairs.com is an informal site that appears to keep up with the latest scams as well as recalls. Rule of thumb: Be suspicious when it comes to your money or information. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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