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• It was Soviet-born American professor and science-fiction author Isaac Asimov who made the following sage observation: “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” • If you ever travel to the British territory of Bermuda, you might want to stop off in Ely to see the world’s smallest drawbridge. Somerset Bridge is less than 20 feet from one

• Early in its history, the Catholic Church decreed that imbibing coffee was sinful. It was Pope Clement VIII who, in 1592, declared it to be a Christian drink. • Early 20th-century ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky is considered to be one of the most gifted dancers in history. Despite his talent and his fame, though, he was fired from the renowned Mariinsky Theater because one of his performances offended the Russian Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. It seems Nijinsky appeared onstage wearing tights, but without the so-called modesty trunks commonly worn by male dancers at the time.

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Alaskan seals. In order to avoid the brutal northern winter, every fall these aquatic mammals leave their calving grounds on islands off the coast of Alaska and don’t return until spring. For eight months they remain in the ocean, never touching land and sometimes traveling more than 6,000 miles before returning home as the weather warms. • Ancient Egyptians believed that jackals would lead human souls to the afterlife. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

• When George Eastman sold the patent to his Kodak camera, he received only $5,700. • The world’s best long-distance swimmers are

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Perfume Set Q: I have a perfume set from the late 1940s manufactured by Bourjois under the name Evening in Paris. The set is unopened and still in its satin-lined box. How much do you think it’s worth? — Alice, via email A: I spoke to several perfume-bottle collectors. The fact that your set is still in its original box adds to the value. Evening in Paris products were inexpensive and are fairly common. Most of the sets were marketed in dime and drug stores throughout the 1940s and ’50s. I checked eBay to see if sets were available online, and they were. I spotted an Evening in Paris set by Bourjois that eventually sold for $26. Dozens of the individual bottles and powder boxes were selling in the $2 to $10 range. ••• Q: I have a collection of old newspaper cartoon strips collected between 1929 and 1950, all original panels

by the artists. Some of the pieces in this collection are inscribed to my dad, John Heck. Due to a water leak about 30 years ago, many of the panels were damaged. If I have them restored, would this lessen their value? — Jim, Carson City, Nev. A: I have two sources that might be helpful. The National Cartoonist Society is my first pick. The contact information is 341 North Maitland Ave., Suite 130, Maitland, FL 32741;; and Check out the club’s Web site before you contact it. The Cartoon Research Library at Ohio State University has been involved in restoration for a number of years, and you might also seek help there ( ••• Q: I have a necklace that was given away at the New York World’s Fair of 1939. On the back is inscribed “Good Luck from the Kendall Oil Company.” Does it have any value? — Irene, North Chili, N.Y. A: Millions of premiums were given away during the 1939 World’s Fair, and almost without exception, all are collectible. William “Bill” Pieber is a dealer who specializes in memorabilia from most major fairs and expositions, and he can help you. Write to him c/ o Best of Times Antiques, 1010 Mallow Drive, Ballwin, MO 63011. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Sorenson Looking for a Cup Ride When the Daytona 500 rolls around, Reed Sorenson will be only 24 years old. Unless something changes, he won’t have a car to drive in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup opener. Sorenson is being replaced in Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43. Teammate A.J. Allmendinger is moving into the car from No. 44, which apparently will be no more. Provided all the intended agreements are finalized, the team is merging with Yates Racing, changing from Dodge to Ford and fielding Fusions for drivers Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler, Allmendinger and Paul Menard, who competed last year at Yates. “I want to thank the Richard Petty Motorsports organization for giving me the chance to race the No. 43 Dodge this year,” said Sorenson. “I did the best I could and tried to represent the number and company in a way that would make Mr. Petty and our sponsors proud. “I learned a lot this year. The opportunity to work with people like Richard Petty and Dale Inman is something I’ll never forget.” Sorenson, of Peachtree City, Ga., is a victim of circumstances, but his inability to put together a solid season contributed to his problems. In his fourth full season, Sorenson finished 29th in the point standings, with only one top-10 finish. He was 24th, 22nd and 32nd in his first three seasons, all with the team then known as Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, a team now aligned with what once was Dale Earnhardt Inc. After a promising beginning, Sorenson has been unable to make the adjustment to competing at stock car racing’s highest level. He won an ARCA race in 2004 and is a threetime winner in the Nationwide Series. The combination of NASCAR’s ban on testing and a new team was more than Sorenson could overcome. Early last season, Sorensen said, “I think we’re making progress and getting our cars better in practice. It’s just tough to do without testing and being with a new team. I think we’re getting the chemistry a little bit better, and I think that should get better as the year goes on.”

The improvement never took hold, and by season’s end, Sorenson found himself outside the sport looking in. He’s still young, though, and is likely to resurface at some point, perhaps in the Nationwide Series. He has never competed previously in the Camping World Truck Series.

Monte 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 ( features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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• On Jan. 5, 1643, in the first record of a legal divorce in the American colonies, Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a divorce from her absent and adulterous husband, Denis Clarke, by the Quarter Court of Boston. • On Jan. 10, 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser flowed at an initial rate of 100,000 barrels a day. Within a year, there were more than 285 active wells at Spindletop. Today, only a few oil wells still operate in the area. • On Jan. 6, 1936, Porky Pig makes his world debut in a Warner Brothers cartoon, “Gold Diggers of ’49.” When Mel Blanc joined Warner Brothers the following year, he became the famous voice behind Porky, as well as the Warner Brothers characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Tweety. • On Jan. 7, 1959, six days after the fall of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship, the United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The U.S. government believed it could work with Castro and protect American interests in Cuba, but less than two years later, the U.S. severed diplomatic ties and unleashed the Bay of Pigs invasion. • On Jan. 8, 1966, rock-and-roll TV variety show “Shindig” on ABC airs its last episode. The show had debuted in September 1964, featuring acts including the Everly Brothers, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys. • On Jan. 9, 1972, in Hong Kong harbor, a fire breaks out aboard the lavish Queen Elizabeth, and by the next morning the famous vessel lies in a wreck on the bottom of the sea floor. Before her days as a passenger liner, the Queen Elizabeth steamed across the ocean as a transport vehicle during World War II. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Shake Up a Snow Globe With Memories of 2009

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There’s something magical about a snow globe. Who can resist shaking a liquid-filled decoration to watch it “snow”? I know families who collect them on their summer vacations, and on occasion they give them a good shake, turn them upright and then smile with the memories. Now you can make your own to commemorate something special you did in 2009. Reminisce with your kids about activities your family enjoyed this past year, and then make a memory snow globe using a small waterproof object to represent the activity or event. Here’s how: First, you want to have a vision for your scene and how it will be contained. Will you need a little jar, fat jar or skinny jar? A tall jam jar might accommodate that plastic bear figure as a reminder of a camping trip at a national park. A baby-food jar would make a perfect home for a little rubber starfish to represent the sea life you observed at an aquarium. It’s all up to you and your imagination. Step 1: Fill the jar with water and shake to test the lid for tightness. Pour the water out, remove the paper label and let it dry completely. Step 2: Choose a clean, waterproof toy, game piece, travel souvenir or trinket to inhabit the imaginary world. Place it temporarily inside the lid and lower the jar down over it, just to make sure it fits and allows enough space for the “snow” to fall when complete. An adult should glue the object on the inside of the lid with water-resistant glue, such as aquarium sealant from your local pet store. Let dry 24 hours. Step 3: Fill the jar almost to the top with baby oil, or use distilled water with a few drops of glycerin added. Sprinkle glitter or waterproof confetti into the liquid. An adult should apply water-resistant glue to the outside grooves of the jar rim and carefully screw on the lid. Stand the jar with lid end up to dry for 24 hours. Gather your kids around and shake your 2009 memory globe. Then hold still and watch. “The grandkids are coming!” tip: Enjoy a “crafting fest” with your grandchildren and let each one make a memory globe with objects that represent something you did together, such as a fishing trip, a book you read, a movie you saw or a recipe you cooked up. Talk about the memory as you create.

••• Donna Erickson’s award-winning television series “Donna’s Day” airs on public television nationwide. Visit to find out when it airs on your local PBS station and to sign up for Donna’s e-newsletter. © 2009 Donna Erickson. Distributed by King Features Synd.

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

• To keep moisture in a cake that has been cut, secure a slice of bread to the cut sides with toothpicks. This will eliminate the need to slice off a bit of the cake to get rid of the dried-out portion. It works well for most types of cakes.

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Resolutions for You and Your Pet DEAR PAW’S CORNER: As part of my usual new year’s resolution to lose weight, I also made a resolution this year for my dog “Jerry” to lose weight as well. We’re both on a diet, and we walk together. Is it unusual for an owner to make a resolution for his dog? — Carl in Brooklyn, N.Y.

So this year, resolve to not just spend more time with your pet, but to make an active difference in your pet’s life. It will benefit both of you. Send your questions to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

DEAR CARL: I don’t have any statistics on it, but I have a hunch that lots of owners include their pets in their new year’s resolutions. And it’s not an unwelcome idea, either — including positive changes for your pet as well as yourself can only be good. I applaud your including Jerry in your weight-loss plans, particularly in taking him with you for walks. This year, we should all resolve to spend more time with our pets. The American Kennel Club is encouraging dog owners to try new ways of training, such as training toward a goal like the AKC Canine Good Citizens Test (, or training for a competitive event. Cats, which seem to do well all by themselves, actually benefit from extra companionship and, especially if they’re exclusively indoor cats, often need to be prompted toward more activity. Frequent, active play times, where the cat chases a toy or plays with an object dangled in front of it, should take place daily. In fact, all pets benefit from frequent interaction with their owners, regardless of whether they’re cuddly or not (fish, I’m thinking of you).





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

What Is Secondary High Blood Pressure? DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 42-year-old male who has had high blood pressure for the past two years. I have been on many medicines, but my pressure doesn’t go much lower. I don’t smoke or drink. No one else in my family has high blood pressure. I am about 25 pounds overweight. My doctor mentioned that I might have secondary high blood pressure. What is that? — R.B. ANSWER: Ordinary high blood pressure, or hypertension, is essential hypertension — high blood pressure that comes on its own. Secondary high blood pressure is an elevation of pressure due to another process. A leading cause of secondary high blood pressure is a narrowed kidney artery. Because of the narrowing, the kidney thinks body’s blood pressure is too low. It begins to turn out large quantities of renin, a kidneymade chemical that raises blood pressure. This kind of high blood pressure is known as renovascular hypertension. It can be cured by relieving the blockage in the kidney artery. Adrenal gland tumors, Cushing’s disease and a very unusual tumor called a pheochromocytoma are other causes of secondary high blood pressure. The bright side of secondary high blood pressure is its curability when the “secondary” process is treated. Your young age and the fact that your pressure doesn’t respond to the drugs well are two factors that suggest a secondary process might be going on Even though you didn’t ask, you can help yourself by losing the extra 25 pounds of weight you carry. Diet and exercise do work. You also can do yourself good by reducing greatly the amount of salt in your diet. Proof of secondary high blood pressure involves

some complicated tests, so don’t be surprised if your doctor arranges them for you. Readers interested in ordinary high blood pressure can order the pamphlet on this common condition by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 104W, 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: I have jogged for many years. It’s kept my weight down, and I do feel really fit. Twice I have sprained an ankle by stepping in a pothole I couldn’t see. What’s the right way to treat a sprained ankle? — G.R. ANSWER: I can’t improve on the time-honored RICE recipe. “R” is for rest. Don’t put weight on a joint whose pain increases by so doing. “I” is for ice. A good way to apply ice is to put it in a plastic bag and then put a thin towel between the bag and the injured joint. Keep the ice in place for 15 minutes. Repeat the icing three or four times in the first day or two. Then switch to hot packs. “C” stands for compression. An elastic wrap does just fine. “E” is for elevation. If it’s the ankle that’s injured, the leg should be propped up. All these steps are done to prevent bleeding and swelling during the first two days of an injury. Use pain medicine as

needed. Tylenol is a good choice. ••• 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. © 2009 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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• “To keep my shower curtain from blowing around at the bottom, I used clear packing tape to attach a few large washers along the bottom edge. They weigh down the plastic so it hangs straight.” — T.V. in Maryland • To make a temporary draft buster for a drafty door or windowsill, roll a small bath towel and secure with safety pins or tuck it into the leg of a pair of pantyhose or tights. Then lay it along the crack at the door or on the windowsill. Install proper weatherstripping as soon as you can. • “If you like chunk cheese, use this tip to keep it from molding: Wrap it very tightly in plastic wrap, then cover with aluminum foil. No light and no air!” — a Reader, via e-mail • Finally found: A fantastic cure for foggy windows. Get a chalkboard eraser, which can be found at an office-supply store, and keep it in your car. When windows fog up and you can’t wait for the defroster, use the chalkboard eraser. It works better than a cloth and is easy to hold in your hand. • “I stapled a plastic six-pack holder (the plastic rings that hold the cans together) to the inside of the door of my closet. I use the loops to hold light scarves and occasionally a belt. It’s really handy.” — V.E. in Indiana • “I had a couple of really beautiful wall calendars last year. To save some of the nicest pictures, I had them laminated. They make great placemats for snacks.” — S.D. in Arizona 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 © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY

December 24 - 30, 2009

December 24 - 30, 2009

Taco Salad This taco salad has a lot of flavor and you can enjoy it the next day without having wilted lettuce to pick around. 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup chopped unpeeled fresh tomato 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 1/2 cups (3 ounces) crushed Dorito’s Baked Corn Chips 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Kraft 2 Percent Milk Cheddar Cheese 3/4 cup Kraft Fat-Free Catalina Dressing

Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY In a large bowl, combine onion, green pepper, tomato, black beans and kidney beans. Add corn chips, Cheddar cheese and Catalina dressing. Toss gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes or until ready to serve. Makes 6 (1 cup) servings. • Each serving equals: 250 calories, 6g fat, 11g protein, 38g calcium, 594mg sodium, 131mg cholesterol, 9g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 Starch 1 Protein, 1 Vegetable; Carb Choices: 2. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY

December 24 - 30, 2009

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