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May 16 - 22, 2013 walkers crossed the bridge, which spans the Golden Gate Strait at the entrance to San Francisco Bay and connects San Francisco and Marin County.

• On May 30, 1431, in Normandy, Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who became the savior of France, is burned at the stake for heresy. Her most serious crime, according to the tribunal, was her rejection of church authority in favor of direct inspiration from God. She was 19 years old. • On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pa., collapses, causing a flood that kills more than 2,200 people. It was the largest earthen dam (made of dirt and rock, rather than steel and concrete) in the United States. Reportedly, a baby survived on the floor of a house as it floated 75 miles from Johnstown. • On May 29, 1914, heavy fog on the St. Lawrence River in Canada causes a collision of boats -- the Empress of Ireland and the Storstad -- that kills 1,073 people. Caused by a horrible series of blunders, it was one of the worst maritime disasters in history. • On June 2, 1924, with Congress' passage of the Indian Citizenship Act, the government of the United States confers citizenship on all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the country. Before the Civil War, citizenship often was limited to Native Americans of onehalf or less Indian blood. • On May 27, 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public after five years of construction. On opening day -"Pedestrian Day" -- some 200,000

• On May 28, 1957, National League owners vote unanimously to allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, at the mid-season owner's meeting in Chicago. • On June 1, 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world's first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. Today, CNN is seen in more than 89 million American households and more than 160 million homes internationally. In its first years of operation, CNN lost money and was ridiculed as the Chicken Noodle Network. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Rapid Stroke Treatment Saves Brain Cells

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: While having dinner with my father, he suddenly had a blank look and stopped eating. He couldn’t speak clearly. My brothers and I got him onto a couch, and he stayed there for about 15 minutes. Finally, someone suggested he might be having a stroke, and we called 911. In the emergency room, the doctor had a CT scan done and then gave him a clot-busting drug. It worked unbelievably. He regained his speech and could move. Is this common? I thought strokes came from bleeding in the brain. What’s going on? -- T.M. ANSWER: Strokes come in two varieties. The less-common kind is bleeding from a

broken brain artery, often one that has an innate weakness in its wall. That’s an aneurysm. It has an explosive onset and produces a “worst headache ever.” This is a hemorrhagic stroke, accounting for 15 percent of strokes. The more-common kind of stroke is an ischemic (is-KEY-mick) stroke, one that results from a blockage of blood flow through an artery serving the brain. It’s similar to what happens in a heart attack when a heart artery is plugged up. Your dad had this kind of stroke. The CT scan your dad had is one way of differentiating a hemorrhagic stroke from an ischemic one. Signs of both kinds of stroke are a sudden inability to speak, an inability to understand the spoken word, loss of sensations from parts of the body, weakness of a leg or arm and vision changes. Deprived of blood, brain cells and tissues die fairly quickly. As in your father’s case, clot-dis-

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solving drugs can establish circulation to the brain area deprived of blood. If such treatment is given within three to four hours from the onset of symptoms, people can make a complete or near-complete recovery of function. The booklet on strokes provides information on this common and often tragic malady. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 902W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. 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. © 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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by Samantha Weaver

• It was ancient Roman dramatist, philosopher and statesman Seneca the Younger who made the following sage observation: “While we are postponing, life speeds by.” • You might be surprised at some of the seemingly innocuous things that arouse passions in a group of people. Take the venerable 1960s television show “Mr. Ed,” for example. Evidently, an evangelist named ANSWERS ON PAGE 19

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Jim Brown took issue with the show’s theme song, claiming that when played backward, the tune contains the message “the source is Satan” and “someone sang this song for Satan.” His preaching on the subject was so persuasive that members of a church in Ironton, Ohio, made a bonfire of recordings of the song. • If you’re planning to visit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, you might want to trek up to Mount Waialeale. If you do, though, be sure to take an umbrella, as that mountain holds the distinction of receiving more rainfall than any other place on Earth, with an average of about 40 feet -- yes, feet -- of rain annually. • A recent national survey of adult children with living parents found that a whopping 70 percent of respondents are against the idea of a parent moving in with them. If it became necessary for one parent to move in, though, two-thirds would choose Mom over Dad. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Save On Gas With Car Care By Craig W. Armstrong

In today’s economy every penny counts. So what if you could control how much money you spend on gas? No, I’m not talking about walking instead of driving; I’m talking about maintenance on your car to make it run more efficiently. You may be thinking “maintenance”that means an auto shop and even more money.” Don’t worry; these are things you can do on your own. First, are you a professional race driver or a stunt driver, or do you drive a Lamborghini? Odds are none of these apply to you¦so don’t buy high-

octane gasoline. Most likely your car doesn’t require high octane, so don’t waste your money. High-octane gasoline will not improve your gas mileage, and by passing on it, you could save hundreds of dollars over a year’s time. To find out which fuel grade is recommended for your car, check your owner’s manual. When you’re filling up (with low-octane fuel), keep a few things in mind. First, don’t overfill. If you fill your tank to the top, a certain amount will leak out, not to mention possible spillage on your clothes or shoes. Next, when you are finished giving your car a drink, tighten the gas cap. Gasoline

May 16 - 22, 2013 evaporates easily, and if the cap isn’t Page tight,19 your money will disappear into thin air. Pump up the pressure. You have probably heard that underinflated tires can cause your engine to work harder. Well, it’s true. Properly inflated tires cause less friction with the road and thus your car doesn’t need to work as hard. Check your owner’s manual for recommended pressure (psi), buy a tire pressure gauge and check the pressure every month. If tires lose pressure and fall below the recommendation, pump them up. Consider the next tip an investment: Keep the engine tuned, the air filter clean and the oil changed. Unless you are a mechanic or know your way around an engine, you may need to have these services done by a professional. Even though you may have to spend some money (check for specials and coupons in the newspaper), consider them as preventive maintenance. A properly running car will save you money on gas-and probably more expensive repairs. It’s important to save money where you can. By following these tips and maintaining your car you’ll see the pay-off in your wallet.

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Thurs., May 16th .......WYOMING STATE HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Kelly Walsh High School, WHSAA Fri., May 17th ............INK MEETS METAL, Central Wyoming Fairgrounds - Hall of Champions, Ink meets Metal Fri., May 17th ............WYOMING CAVALRY VS NEBRASKA DANGER, CASPER EVENTS CENTER, WYOMING CAVALRY Fri., May 17th ............ WYOMING STATE HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Kelly Walsh High School, WHSAA Sat., May 18th ...........WOMEN’S TEA AND PUPPETS, ST. MARKS CHURCH HALL 701 S. WOLCOTT, GEM PUPPET PRODUCTIONS Sat., May 18th ........... CREATING CASPER BOOK, FORT CASPAR MUSEUM Sat., May 18th ...........OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET & SWAP MEET, CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS Sat., May 18th ..........TRAIL MIX RUN 2013, MIKE SEDAR PARK 781 COLLEGE DRIVE, WINDY CITY STRIDERS Sat., May 18th ...........PETS AND PEOPLE; QUILTED DIGITAL IMAGE PORTRAITS, NICOLAYSEN ART MUSEUM Sat., May 18th ..........INK MEETS METAL, Central Wyoming Fairgrounds - Hall of Champions, Ink meets Metal Sat., May 18th ...........2ND ANNUAL PROMOTE OUR WOMEN WARRIORS OF WYOMING EVENT, CASPER EVENTS CENTER AT 1 EVENTS DRIVE, SHERIDAN VA MEDICAL CENTER th Sat., May 18 ...........HARMONY, HOPS & HOPE, DOWNTOWN CASPER, 307 MAGAZINE Sat., May 18th ...........WYOMING STATE HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Kelly Walsh High School, WHSAA

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Sun., May 19th ..........INK MEETS METAL, Central Wyoming Fairgrounds - Hall of Champions, Ink meets Metal th Sun., May 19 ..........MONTHLY JAM SESSION, ALL THAT JAZZ INSIDE THE PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL, WYOMING BLUES AND JAZZ SOCIETY Sun., May 19th ..........OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET & SWAP MEET, CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS th Sun., May 19 ..........NATRONA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, Casper Events Center, Natrona County High School th Mon., May 20 .........ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, Casper Events Center, Roosevelt High School th Mon., May 20 .........KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, Casper Events Center, Kelly Walsh High School st Tues., May 21 .........JOHN EDWARDS LIVE, PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL, JOHN EDWARD GROUP

Summer Childcare If your financial situation at home has changed, this could be the first summer where both you and a spouse are working. The question now might be what to do with school-age children while you’re at work. While summer camps for kids often are filled early, not all of them are. If you can find one, it’s likely to be expensive. Here are some that might be more realistic about their costs: --YMCA: You might even find a summer-long

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day-camper program where your child will go every day during the week. --Local churches: Call all of them and ask what type of programs they have, and if any of their members watch children over the summer. You could find the perfect situation with an at-home parent who’ll take on extra children for a small fee. (Beware any local requirements for daycare status and licensing when there are more than six children.) --College students: If you live near a college, count yourself lucky. Go early to the campus job center and inquire about a summer sitter, perhaps one with an early childhood major. Not all students go home for the summer. Even a mature high-school student might be perfect. --Flex Time: Inquire at work about flex time. Taking off even one afternoon each week can make a difference. Can you telecommute some of the days? Work a condensed week, with more hours on the days you go to work, giving you a day off? Can your spouse do the same? --Service Programs: Check whether your area has a Summer of Service program for “tweens,” children

who are too old for a sitter and not old enough to be left alone. They’ll spend the summer under supervision doing a variety of volunteer tasks in the community. Aim for variety week by week. Perhaps grandparents will come visit (and child sit) for two weeks. Alternate between YMCA programs, church programs, recreation department day camps, your vacation days and a hired college student. If you interview prospective sitters, check their credentials. Passing a safety course should be minimum. Sitter courses are even better. In the case of high-school students still at home, contact the parents and verify what their own vacation plans might be. The U.S. Census Bureau has issued a report called “Who’s Minding the Kids?” To read the statistics about what other parents are doing, go online to www.census.gov and put p70-135 in the search box. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY “MOST PEOPLE WOULD SOONER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, THEY DO SO.” -- BERTRAND RUSSELL © 2013 KING FEATURES SYND., INC.

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One of the goals of the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation is to introduce students to some of the GRAND POSSIBILITIES available after high school.

We provide opportunities to Wyoming high school graduates and GED recipients, who DO NOT qualify for Hathaway scholarships, who have struggled in school, who want to further their education.

Volume 8, Week 19

May 16 - 22, 2013 THIS IS A HAMMER BY SAMANTHA MAZZOTTA

SUMMER ENERGY SAVINGS Q: Can CFL light bulbs really save money? I’m not convinced. But my electric bill is high enough that I need all the help I can get. -- Carey T., Boone, N.C. A: Depending on the wattage they offset (of old-fashioned light bulbs), compact fluorescent light bulbs can save you some money. Of course, that savings builds up over time -- months and years. They’re best used as part of an overall energy savings plan for your home. You don’t have to outfit your house with a complete solar panel array, wind turbines or other top-line (and top-dollar) gadgets to start cutting your energy bills. Savings can start as easily as turning off unnecessary lights and unplugging electrical or electronic items that don’t see much use: for example, a clock radio in the guest room. Set your summertime thermostat no lower than 68 degrees F. If you have a program-


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mable thermostat, have it shift to a slightly higher temperature, say, 74 F, when no one is at home. And here’s a thermostat fact that not everyone knows: It’s better to simply set the temperature higher, rather than turn off the air conditioner, during the hottest months. When you get home and want to lower the temperature to a more comfortable level, the air conditioner has much less work to do and will cool the house much more quickly. Another enemy of energy efficiency is dust. Keep the air-conditioning vent covers free of dust, and vacuum the registers monthly. Likewise, change the air conditioner’s filter screen once a month during the cooling season. And, because dust can gunk up a refrigerator’s cooling coils and reduce its efficiency -- as well as its lifespan -- clean the coils and vacuum under and behind the fridge every couple of months throughout the year. Weatherstripping around window and door frames, usually a fall-season chore, can reduce the amount of cool air escaping the house. If you really want to tackle the problem, get a home-energy audit -- offered at low or no cost by many utilities -- to locate the areas of greatest air leakage. HOME TIP: My husband likes to watch TV until he falls asleep, but then the TV is on all night, running up the electric bill. I solved the problem by programming the television to turn off at a scheduled time -- a feature found on the menu screen. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new e-book, “101 Best Home Tips,” is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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