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• It was the ever-proper Emily Post who made the following sage observation: “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” • During the Dark Ages in Europe, it was a common belief that the soul of the first person to be buried in a new graveyard would belong to the devil.

• If you’re planning a trip to Washington state anytime soon, you might want to head to Olympic National Park and take the Spruce Railroad Trail up to Lake Crescent, a 600-foot deep mountain lake. It has a rather spooky history, with Bigfoot sightings and numerous accounts of ghosts and inexplicable sounds in the nearby woods. The native Kallam Indians refused to fish in the lake for fear of stirring up the evil spirits that resided there. Lake Crescent also is the setting for the Lady of the Lake. It seems that in 1940, two local fishermen (not afraid of evil spirits, it seems) found a body there. It turned out to be the remains of one Hallie Illingworth, a waitress who had disappeared in

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1937. Her husband had murdered her, weighted her body down and disposed of it in the depths of the lake. But it was those very depths -- or, more accurately, the cold water in those depths -- that preserved the body almost perfectly and made identification possible three years after her death. • Those who study such things say that 40 percent of all modern Chinese people are descended from just three men (dubbed “super-grandfathers”) during the Neolithic period. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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If you are like most people, the first thing that you notice when you walk into a house is the smell. Pet odors hit like a ton of bricks making the house uninviting. Musty, old smells make you want to run right back out the door. Opening the front door to the wafting aroma of holidays gone by is welcoming, inviting and cozy. Scents bring back memories and help to create new ones. If you want your house to be a place where everyone loves to be, add some holiday scent. And... no you do not have to spend hours baking and cleaning. Pour 2 quarts of water into a pot. Peel an orange and toss the peels into the water. Add a few fresh whole cranberries. Place five or six sticks of cinnamon into the pot. Grab a small handful of cloves and flip them into the water too. Finally, measure 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract and pour it into the water. Put a lid on the pot and fire up the flame to bring the water to a boil. Take the lid off and lower the flame to the lowest setting, allowing the fragrant water to simmer. Check on the contents of the pot often to make sure the water doesn’t boil off. If the water level gets to the point where the orange peels are touching the bottom of the pot and sticking up above the water, add another quart of water, another cinnamon stick or two, a few more fresh cloves and a dash of vanilla. Mmmm... smell the holidays yet? Never leave the pot on the stove boiling if you are not at home or if you are going to sleep.


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Decoder Ring

Q: I have a Little Orphan Annie decoder ring. It is in excellent condition. Can you direct me to someone who might be interested in purchasing it? -- James, Holdenville, Okla. A: First a little history lesson, so “heads up, class.” Little Orphan Annie was the creation of cartoonist Harold Gray. She made her debut on the comic pages of the New York Daily News in 1924 and continued as a syndicated strip until Gray’s death in 1968. There were several decoder rings issued. I suspect yours is one that was made of brass and was sold with a “Slidomatic Radio Decoder.” Most decoder rings from the 1930s sell in the $50 to $100 range, depending on both desirability and rarity. ••• Q: I have inherited several dozen pieces of porcelain, all marked as Nippon. I was told by my mother that the collection dates from the 1920s. Where can I find out more about

November 7 - 13, 2013 Nippon and if what I have has any value? -- Cynthia, Norman, Okla. A: The word “Nippon” was first used in 1891 to identify porcelain crafted by Japanese artisans. The practice ended in about 1921 when “Japan” became the mark of choice. Look at your pieces closely. Are they hand-painted and elaborate in design? If so, your Nippon could be quite valuable. As the popularity of Nippon has grown, so has the danger of reproductions. Some of the fakes, especially those pieces being crafted in China, imitate the earlier Nippon designs and techniques. Collectors must be extremely cautious. ••• Q: I have an old 78-rpm recording of Bing Crosby singing “Now is the Hour.” It is Decca 24279. I have been offered $30 for it, but wonder if I can’t get more. -- Robert, Danbury, Conn. A: Take the offer and run. Your 1948 Decca recording is worth about 25 cents in good condition. •••

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. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Q: Can you tell me if one of my favorite shows, “Franklin & Bash,” will be back for another season? -- Jamie F., via email A: I am happy to report that TNT has renewed the hourDana long courtroom comedy/drama Davis for a fourth season. I recently spoke with series co-star Dana Davis, and she told me all about how great it is to work on the show: “It’s just too fun working with Mark-Paul (Gossaaler) and Breckin (Meyer), because they’re really, really funny. And I respect them so much. I find it amazing to work with people like Breckin, Mark-Paul and Kumail

Nanjiani. They’re so much fun, and they light up a room.” Before season four begins, Dana will be busy. She is co-starring in the Syfy pilot “High Moon.” But more important, she has a project of her own she wants the world to see. “I had this idea for a show, called “The Wish i Mayz,” that teaches kids about music, all the while, giving them amazing music to listen to. It’s about three aliens from the Star Planet who speak only in song, and that’s how they teach the kids on Earth about music. Right now, I am pitching it around town. I want to evolve children’s music, and also stimulate their brains a little bit more. I want to give them music that they can keep with them for a lifetime.”

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: While my son and his friend were playing in the back yard, our dog “Chet” slipped under a hole in the fence and ran off. We drove the neighborhood looking for him, but Chet has disappeared. What else can we do? It’s been about 12 hours so far. -Frantic in Baltimore DEAR FRANTIC: You made a good start by beginning the search for Chet immediately. Here are a few more things you can do. • Put a small amount of Chet’s favorite food just outside the door from which he usually enters or leaves. Try and tempt him back -but don’t leave it out there more than a day. • Call your neighbors and tell them Chet is lost, so they’ll keep a lookout for him. • Search parks, playgrounds and other facilities within a couple miles of your home. • After 24 hours, contact the municipal and county dog pounds and area shelters. Even if a pet has a license tag or microchip, it’s often the owner’s responsibility to find out if their pet has been brought to a facility. • File a lost-pet report with the animal-control department and area shelters. • After 48 hours, begin putting up fliers (in permitted

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Q: I am a huge “X-Files” fan, and my husband and I have been rewatching the series at home on DVD. Can you tell me if there will be another feature film? -- Carissa G., Tacoma, Wash. A: If series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and series creator and head writer Chris Carter have their way, there will be a third movie. All parties are interested, they told a crowd of fans at the Paley Center for the Media in New York this past October. (They were there to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi cult hit.) According to David: “It’s really up to 20th Century Fox at this point.” Gillian added: “If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that’s what it would be.” ••• Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com.

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areas) containing Chet’s picture, name, size, age, weight and markings, and your contact information (phone or email only). • Watch out for lost-pet scammers. You may be contacted by someone saying they have your dog and will return him if you wire reward money or send a check. One way to prevent being scammed is to leave one obvious marking off your description of Chet, and then ask the person calling to describe Chet’s appearance. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Superb Sound By Tresa Erickson

Take a few road trips from time to time? Enjoy winding through roads with the windows down and the breeze flying through your hair? Ever think about what all of that dirt and dust circling through your vehicle does to the audio system? Clogs it up, doesn't it? Dirt and dust are an audio system's worst nightmare. After a while, they can build up and wreak havoc on the system. All components of an

audio system must be cleaned periodically and the dirt and dust removed to keep it in good condition. To minimize damage to your audio system, you want to keep as much dirt and dust from entering the components as possible. On really windy days when the dirt and dust is flying, consider keeping your car windows shut. This will cut down on the amount of contaminants entering your car. Wipe down the faceplate of the audio system weekly, using swabs to clean around knobs and buttons, and dust off the CD load slot. Keep your CDs clean as well. To prevent

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fingerprints on the surface, handle discs on the edges and store them in their cases when not in use. Clean your discs periodically. Pick up each by the edges, slide a finger through the center and wipe the surface with a lint-free cloth, moving from the center outward. Wipe across the disc, not in circles, to prevent making small scratches. If that doesn't do the trick, purchase a cleaning kit and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Make sure you clean your speaker grilles from time to time as well. These can easily become clogged with dust and dirt, which can distort the sound. Dust them off frequently, and for really dirty grilles, consult your owner's manual or contact the manufacturer. They should be able to provide you with further instructions. The audio system can be an important part of the driving experience. Nothing beats driving down the road listening to your favorite song or book being read aloud. Make sure your sound is topnotch. Keep your audio system in good condition by cleaning it regularly.

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Christmas Wassail Ingredients 2 quarts apple cider 1-1/2 cups orange juice 3/4 cup pineapple juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches) Dash ground Cinnamon Dash ground cloves Directions In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve hot in mugs. Yield: 10-12 servings (2-1/2 quarts).


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Jersey City, N.J., requires 84 ventilating fans that replace all the air in the tunnel every 90 seconds.

• On Nov. 18, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Gettysburg, Pa., to deliver a short speech at the dedication of a cemetery. The Gettysburg Address became one of the most famous speeches in American history.

• On Nov. 23, 1936, legendary Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson is recorded for the very first time in a San Antonio recording studio. He spent only five days in the studio, recording 41 total takes of 29 different songs. Almost immediately, Johnson’s recordings gained a cult following among blues collectors.

• On Nov. 21, 1927, Time magazine puts the week-old Holland Tunnel on its cover. The tunnel, which runs under the Hudson River between New York City and

• On Nov. 24, 1947, the House of Representatives votes to approve citations of contempt against 10 Hollywood writers, directors and producers. These men

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had refused to cooperate at hearings dealing with communism in the movie industry. Hollywood quickly established the so-called blacklist, and those on the list rarely found work in the movies. • On Nov. 20, 1955, Bo Diddley introduced himself and his namesake beat with his debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Diddley opened his appearance with his song “Bo Diddley.” Sullivan had expected him to perform Ernie Ford’s “Sixteen Tons,” and he was furious enough to ban Diddley from future appearances on his show. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• To give stuffed animals new life, wipe clean with a damp rag, then fluff in the dryer for 10 minutes with a fabric softener sheet. • “Twice a year I like to clean out clutter and get rid of the things I no longer need. One thing that has really helped is to schedule a charity pickup for the morning after I have a yard sale or tag sale. Then, anything that hasn’t sold gets packed up and goes directly to charity the next day. I can’t put it off, so I don’t end up second-guessing my decision to

• “Save pieces of broken crayons to make colorful sun catchers. Just place crayon shavings between two pieces of waxed craft paper and iron to create a colorful sheet you can cut shapes from. You can find explicit directions for this in most craft books or online.” -- V.E.A. in Colorado • Denture tablets are great for cleaning tough stains in the toilet bowl. Just drop a couple in the bowl and let it sit overnight before flushing. • “Popsicle sticks can be used to label herbs in a flowerpot garden. Mine are on my windowsill, so I don’t have a lot of space. The Popsicle sticks take up barely any room in the pot and they are basically free.” -- M.L. in Texas © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to know the risk of having a stroke when a carotid artery has a blockage. I was told that doctors don’t go by percentage of blockage now. How is the risk determined? -- K.C. ANSWER: An obstruction in the carotid artery, the neck artery that supplies the brain with blood, is not the only cause of a stroke. A piece of a blood clot that has broken off of a main clot elsewhere in the body and been swept into a brain artery is another cause of stroke. I mention this to keep it clear that a blocked carotid is but one risk for a stroke. The doctors I know still use percentage of reduction in the interior of a carotid artery as a criterion of stroke risk. With a 60 percent to 70 percent or greater narrowing of the carotid artery, people benefit from the opening up of the artery, using a variety of procedures. Some experts feel that a 60 percent narrowing requires only blood-thinning

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November 7 - 13, 2013 THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta

Dodging the Draft Q: The apartment I’m living in has older windows, and now that winter is almost here, the cold air is seeping in easily. My landlord said he

“winterized” the windows by painting them shut. I don’t think that’s a solution. Any tips for me to quickly shut out the draft and get those windows open? -- Chilly Nose in Brattleboro, Vt.

A: There are better solutions out there, for sure, than painting over drafty spots in the windows. And having windows that are stuck shut is a clear safety issue. Since your landlord isn’t in a hurry to fix or replace those leaky windows, you have some options to get through this winter comfortably and without having to spend too much money on heating. First, unstick those windows. Use a box cutter to slice through the new paint down to the corners where the window sash meets the frame. Then gently wiggle the window open so the new paint isn’t damaged or torn away. Once the window is open, make sure it slides open and shut smoothly. If not, look for paint or other gunk on the slide tracks in which the sash is set. Sand this stuff away and then smooth the tracks by running a bar of soap along them a few times. Next, see if the screen outside the window (if there is one) is part of a storm window-screen combination. If so, you can slide the screen up to sit behind the top pane of the storm window, and slide the bottom storm window down. This provides added protection against wind and weather. Now, you’ll need to weather-strip the window. Measure the width

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Volume 8, Week 45 and height of each window to figure out how much weather stripping you’ll need. For a rental unit, you shouldn’t invest in the most expensive weather stripping, either. Compressible strips, usually made of foam or another flexible material, with adhesive backing usually work well and are easy to install. Measure and cut the stripping to fit along the bottom of the window sash. Make sure it fits and that the window closes completely and can be locked before attaching it by its adhesive backing. You may need to weather-strip other parts of the window, depending on their type, age and the condition they’re in. Make sure the strips don’t interfere with easy operation of the window. If you have a door that leads outside, try adding a piece of weather stripping along the base of the door to keep out drafts. HOME TIP: To find drafty spots in a window, run a hair dryer along the sash and frame while a helper stands on the other side, feeling for warm air coming through. 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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Give Your Kitchen A Facelift By Tresa Erickson

Take a walk through your home. How's your kitchen holding up? Is it starting to look a bit outdated and worn? Perhaps it's time you changed that. Don't have a lot of money to spend? No problem. You don't have to spend big bucks on a kitchen remodel to make the room look good. With a few inexpensive fixes, you give your kitchen a whole new look. Paint is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to transform the appearance of a room. Almost any surface in the kitchen can be painted from wooden cabinets to laminate countertops to paneled walls to faded linoleum. Go ahead, be brave and paint your kitchen walls that bold color you've always wanted. Brighten your dark cabinets and woodwork with a fresh coat of white paint. Transform those old laminate countertops and linoleum floors with a faux finish resembling stone. Want to make your freshly painted cabinets sing? Give them new pulls. Switching out old hardware for new will do wonders to revive tired cabinets and update a kitchen. Even if you decided to stick with your cabinets as is, don't neglect replacing the hardware. You will be surprised what an effect such a small change will have. How's the lighting in your kitchen? Not so great? Replace it. Take down that brass chandelier from the 1970s and paint or replace it. Switch out that tarnished brass overhead light for a sleek chrome one and that mustard-colored globe in the light above the sink for a frosted white one. Lighting fine, but need more of it? You don't have to hire an electrician to install more lighting in your kitchen. You can find a variety of battery-operated fixtures that you can install yourself. If those won't work, consider adding a lamp somewhere in the room. Got an old ceiling fan in your kitchen that could use an update but not in your budget to replace it? No big deal. Turn off the breaker, grab a ladder and give your fan a good cleaning. Remove the fan blades and paint or replace them. Add a new pull chain, and your fan will look good as new. Traffic flow in your kitchen a little tight? Take a good, hard look at what's in your kitchen and eliminate all of the pieces of furniture that you can do without. Get rid of that baker's rack and store your cookbooks in a cabinet or drawer. Trade out your large kitchen table for a smaller one and move the plants to the bay window in the living room. Clear the way for better traffic flow in your kitchen. Clutter taken hold of your kitchen? Put a stop to it. Take a day to sort through drawers and cabinets and clear away all of the clutter. Donate items you never or rarely use. Bring in trays, lazy Susans and other items to organize the stuff remaining. Move small appliances off the countertops and into a cabinet. Get rid of the clutter and see how spacious your kitchen becomes.


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