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TIDBITS® SAYS

GIVE IT AWAY by Kathy Wolfe

“To whom much is given, much will be required.” These words of wisdom were taken to heart by many people who were blessed financially and intellectually. Follow along as Tidbits looks at the contributions of these generous philanthropists. • Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel Prizes and famous for her radium research, refused to take out a patent for her process of making radium, believing its benefits belonged to the world. She stated that scientific work “must be done for itself, for the beauty of science” and for the “benefit of humanity.” • Fellow Nobel Prize winner German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen, who discovered X-rays in 1895, also refused to patent his scientific breakthrough, declining any financial gain from his research. Although he did collect Nobel Prize money in 1901 for his achievement, (the very first Nobel Prize in Physics), Roentgen donated all of it to a German university. He died in poverty. • Similarly, English chemist John Walker, who invented the friction match in 1827, never patented his invention, believing that such an important tool should belong to the public. Walker did make his invention known to the public, and sold books of 50 matches for one shilling each at his Stockton, England pharmacy. • The name of Rockefeller is synonymous with wealth, dating back to the 19th century when John D. Rockefeller and his brother founded Standard Oil. John began contributing to the needs of others at age 16 and it became a lifelong habit. After graduating from a Cleveland usiness school, he went to work in a local shipping firm as a low-level clerk. He Continued on Page 7


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CNFR Schedule 2014 Friday, June 6th

2:00 p.m. Position Draw Location: NIRA National Office

Friday, June 13th

7:30 a.m. Work timed event cattle & goats (7:30-9 Goat Tying; 9-10:30 Steer Wrestling; 10:30-11:30 Breakaway; 11:30-12:30 Tie Down; 12:30-Finish Team Roping) Location: Events Center 2:00 p.m. Draw Stock for 1st and 2nd Go-Round Location: Events Center 5:00 p.m. Jackpot Rodeo Location: Events Center Continued on the next page

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Welcome to Douglas, Wyoming Sunday, June 15th

10:00 a.m. Cowboy Church Service Location: Fairgrounds 1:00 p.m. “Bulls, Broncs & Breakaway” - Matinee Location: Events Center 4:00 p.m. “Bulls, Broncs & Breakaway” - Evening Location: Events Center

Saturday, June 14th

8:00 a.am. -10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast Location: City Park Noon - 3:00 p.m. Mandatory Contestant Check-in Location: Events Center Summit Room 3:00 p.m. Coaches Meeting Location: Events Center Summit Room 3:15 p.m. Mandatory Contestant Orientation Meeting Location: Events Center Arena seating 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Arena Time Location: Events Center Arena

Wednesday, June 18th 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Softball Tourney Location: Softball Field 7:00 p.m. 2nd Performance Location: Events Center 2nd Go-Round Ring Presentation after Steer Wrestling

(4-4:30 Barrel Racers, 4:30-5 Goat Tyers, 5-6 Open)

Monday, June 16th 7:00 a.m. Slack Location: Events Center 7 p.m. KSC Freight Scholarship Awards Banquet Location: Parkway Plaza Hotel

Tuesday, June 17th

7:00 a.m. Slack Location: Events Center 7:00 p.m. 1st Performance Location: Events Center

1st Go-Round Ring Presentation after Steer Wrestling

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Thursday, June 19th

9:00 a.m. Golf Tournament Location: Paradise Valley 7:00 p.m. 3rd Performance

(Tough Enough to Wear Pink)

Location: Events Center

Friday, June 20th

8:00 a.m. NIRA Coaches Breakfast Location: Parkway Plaza 7:00 p.m. 4th Performance Location: Events Center Continued on the next page

You might be surprised to learn that the hamburger didn’t originate in the United States. In fact, it was early Turkic people called the Ta- • tars who first came up with the idea. When they had low-quality beef, they discovered that shredding it and patting it back together improved the flavor and texture. If for some reason you have a hankering to see the world’s biggest tire, you’ll need to head to Detroit (fittingly, I suppose). Located near the • Detroit Metro Airport, the 80-foot Uniroyal tire weighs in at a whopping 12 tons. This attraction was created for the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, where it served not only as an advertisement for the Uniroyal brand, but also as a Ferris wheel for the entertainment of attendees. In 1998, the company created the world’s largest nail — measuring 11 feet long and weighing 250 pounds — and used it to pierce the giant tire. It was another advertising stunt, of

course; this time to promote Uniroyal’s puncture-resistant tire. If you’re like the average American, you will eat between 25 and 30 pounds of apples this year. Some researchers believe that those who drink large quantities of coffee on a daily basis are self-medicating for depression. There is a species of frog found in Australia with an odd method of reproduction. It lays eggs like other frogs, but this particular frog keeps the eggs in its stomach, hatching them internally. When the baby frogs are fully developed, they emerge into the world via the adult frog’s mouth. ***

Thought for the Day: “Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.” — Elizabeth Green © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Welcome to GLENROCK, Wyoming Saturday, June 21st

8:00 a.m. Short-go leaders TV head shots Location: Events Center 9:00-10:30 a.m. Special Olympics Location: Events Center 11:30 a.m. Foundation Style Show Location: Parkway Plaza 2:00 p.m. Cowboy Church Service Location: Fairgrounds 7:00 p.m. Championship Round Location: Events Center 3rd Go-Round Ring Presentation after Steer Wrestling Championship awards immediately following rodeo

On June 14, 1789, English Capt. William Bligh and 18 others, cast adrift from the HMS Bounty in a mutiny seven weeks before, reach Timor in the East Indies after traveling nearly 4,000 miles in a small, open boat. Bligh would fall prey to a total of three mutinies in his career. • On June 13, 1895, Emile Levassor drives a Panhard twice that of a typical thoroughet Levassor across bred. the finish line in Paris • On June 11, 1989, in the wake of to win the world’s the Tiananmen Square massacre on first automobile race, June 4, China issues a warrant for completing the 732Fang Lizhi, a leading Chinese dismile course in 49 sident, who had taken refuge in the hours — an average of 15 mph. His car was U.S. embassy in Beijing. The dippowered by a two-cylinder, 750 rpm, fourlomatic standoff lasted for a year horsepower Daimler Phoenix engine. before Fang and his wife, Li ShuxOn June 15, 1904, more than 1,000 people takian, were given free passage out of ing a pleasure trip on New York City’s East the country. River are drowned or burned to death when a fire sweeps through the boat. The onboard • • On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson, football star O.J. Simpfire hose did not work, and life preservers had son’s ex-wife, and her friend Ron been filled with a weighty, nonbuoyant mateGoldman are stabbed to death outrial that sank. side Nicole’s California home. With On June 10, 1935, two recovering alcoholoverwhelming evidence against ics, one a New York broker and the other an Simpson, including his blood at the Ohio physician, found Alcoholics Anonymous murder scene, Brown’s and Gold(A.A.), a 12- step rehabilitation program. Toman’s hair and blood in his car day there are more than 80,000 local groups in and bloody shoeprints found at the the United States. scene, Simpson became the chief On June 9, 1973, Secretariat wins the Belmont suspect. He later was tried and acStakes to become the first Triple Crown winquitted. ner since Citation in 1948. Secretariat’s heart © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. was later found to weigh 22 pounds, more than

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Here are 10 reasons you’ll want to make repairs before you put your house on the market: 1. Buyers are going to do an inspection, and the inspector will be able to identify all the issues and suggest needed repairs. So, really, there’s no avoiding it. You WILL have to fix any problems, credit money back to the buyer, or drop your price to compensate. 2. So many of the most common repairs are easy to solve, usually inexpensive, and can be done – by you – in a weekend. They’re likely to be the things that were already on your own list of weekend projects for the past year, and if they bother you, they’ll

also bother a buyer. Leaky faucets, ripped window screens, ceiling stains, cracks in the plaster: they may seem like minor issues, and each one by itself is, but when you’ve got a whole house full of problems like this, they add up to one big seller headache. 3. Eliminating distracting drawbacks will allow buyers to have a positive experience as they tour your home. That means open house visitors will be able to focus on your home’s positive, not negative, features. 4. Getting your home completely prepped and ready will increase its perceived value because you’re showing buyers that your property is wellmaintained. 5. You won’t have to do a price reduction to reflect the estimated (and often overinflated) cost of repairs! 6. Last minute repairs done on a tight timeline are almost always more costly since you don’t

have time to shop around for a less expensive estimate. Plus, your time crunch begs for tradesman to charge higher rush fees for squeezing the work into their schedule. 7. Your actual cost to fix items will always be less than a buyer’s estimate after their inspection. 8. You’ll avoid credits back to the buyer for problems identified during the inspection and haggling that drags on and on over minor issues, possibly costing you the deal. (You’d be surprised how ugly things can get when you’re down to the wire negotiating the added cost of repairs the cracks in the chimney.) Continued on Page 7


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10 Reasons— (continued):

9. Your real estate agent will love showing off an impeccable home and buyer’s agents will be dying to get their clients in the front door. That brings in more potential buyers –

which equates to more chances of finding the right one willing to pay your sale price. 10. You’ll sell faster. And for a higher price. Cha-ching.

TODAY’S REAL ESTATE TIP

Find the Right Niche

Most agents will tell their clients that they can sell any property at any price. This is the wrong approach to take, especially if you’re a new realtor. Not only does this type of claim demonstrate a lack of credibility; it also demonstrates that you lack the type of specific expertise that most potential clients are looking for. Overextending yourself in an unfamiliar market can only lead to disaster. A better strategy is to enhance your brand by becoming an expert in a niche market. Perhaps it’s condo sales, or luxury homes, or investment properties; just look for a niche that’s under-served so you’re not treading on someone else’s hard-earned territory.

GIVE IT AWAY— (continued): Kellogg had created a foundation to fund lion and the charities throughout southern Michigan. M o n t e r e y , diligently saved up to start a He was devoted to improving education C a l i f o r n i a produce business, and with and health care, especially for children. A q u a r i u m the advent of the Civil War, He established hospitals in rural areas and with an adwhen the demand for his organized public health departments, and ditional $40 goods skyrocketed, he came founded a school that allowed children million. Their out with a small fortune. with disabilities to learn alongside those business got With the success of Standard without disabilities. In the 1940s, he exits start in Oil, he became America’s first panded his charity to Latin America. Fre1939 with an billionaire, retiring at age 58 quently heard to say, “Dollars do not create initial investwith $1.5 billion. The Univercharacter,” Kellogg donated more than $66 ment of $538. sity of Chicago was founded million to worthy causes during his lifeWorking from with Rockefeller’s $80 million time. Packard’s gaendowment, and New York • In 1637, 29-year-old John Harvard and his rage, the pair City’s Rockefeller University new bride emigrated to the Massachusetts came up with was also established with his Bay Colony from their native England. an audio oscilendowment. His donations They settled in Charlestown, where John lator, a device to medical research led to was an assistant pastor at a local church for testing and the eradication of hookand described as “a godly gentleman and synchronizing worm and yellow fever. The a lover of learning.” The following year, sound equipPhilippines and China were the young preacher was stricken with tument. One of recipients of his money to open medical berculosis and died. In an oral will spotheir first customers was Walt Disney, who universities, and America’s Johns Hopkins ken to his wife, Harvard bequeathed half bought eight of the devices for use in the University received substantial donations of his fortune to a nearby college founded production of his animated classic Fantaas well. In all, John Rockefeller bestowed two years earlier. Upon receiving the rather sia. Today, HewlettPackard has gross sales close to $550 million of his fortune on substantial money that Harvard had inherof about $120 billion annually and has over churches, medical foundations, universiited from his father, mother, and brother, 330,000 employees. ties, and centers for the arts. along with Harvard’s extensive 320-volume • William K. Kellogg wasn’t just about Corn • Bill Hewlitt and Dave Packard, founders of scholar’s library, the college was renamed Flakes! When Kellogg founded the Batthe giant computer and electronics compaafter its first major benefactor. Harvard tle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company ny, have donated more than $300 million University remains the oldest institution of in 1906, the cereal he had developed was to Stanford University. Packard funded a immediately successful. Within ten years, Continued on Page 8 children’s hospital with another $40 mil-


May 29th - June 4th 2014 Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas and Wheatland ing amateur night at L.A.’s famous Comseries then went into syndication and now GIVE IT AWAY— (continued): edy Store, his pals convinced him to get up appears in 65 countries six days a week. higher education in the United States. on stage. A producer who happened to be Mandel tried his hand at hosting a talk • Oprah Winfrey’s passion is education and in the crowd hired him immediately and show in 1998, but it was cancelled after just she has given away hundreds of millions before long, Mandel was opening for Dione season. to educational causes. Born in poverty to • Toronto-born Howie Mandel has made ana Ross. In 1982, he landed the role of a single mother, Winfrey has worked her Dr. Wayne Fiscus on television’s Emmy his mark in several different media, from way up in the media world, Award-winning medical drama St. Elsecomedy to cartoons to drabecoming a billionaire in where, a six-year-run. ma. Take a look at the areas the early 2000s. She founded where this famous Canadi- • In 1990, Mandel created the children’s Oprah’s Angel Network in animated series Bobby’s World, an Emmyan has had an influence. 1998, devoted to charitable nominated program that ran for 8 years. • Surprisingly, the likeacauses, an organization that The series then went into syndication and ble Mandel had few friends has donated more than $80 now appears in 65 countries six days a as a young person. He had a million around the world. week. Mandel tried his hand at hosting a razorsharp sense of humor Sixty schools in 13 countalk show in 1998, but it was cancelled afin high school and espetries have been established, ter just one season. cially enjoyed playing pracalong with women’s shelters, tical jokes, but others failed • • Just as Mandel was contemplating quityouth centers, and scholarting show business in 2003, he was offered to see the humor. In fact, ships. In 2007, she created the job of hosting the game show Deal he was expelled for imperthe Oprah Winfrey Leaderor No Deal. At his wife’s urging, he took sonating a member of the ship Academy for Girls, a the job, as well as the Canadian version of school board and signing a female boarding school in the program. His job was made especially contract for an addition to South Africa, a $40 million difficult by his struggles with Obsessive the school. After this infaendeavor to provide educaCompulsive disorder and mysophobia, mous prank, Mandel never tion and leadership opporan irrational fear of germs. Mandel did finished high school. One tunities for girls in a country not shake hands with any of the contestexcellent outcome from where only 14% of the black ants unless he was wearing latex gloves, these years was meeting his population graduates from preferring to do a “fist bump” instead. He future wife, Terry, to whom high school. has written about his anxiety disorder in he has been married 30 • Microsoft co-founder Bill his autobiography, Here’s the Deal: Don’t years, with three children. Gates has joined forces with Touch Me, a New York Times bestseller, in • Out on his own after fellow billionaire Warren which he says at times that his anxiety is his expulsion, Mandel beBuffet to form a campaign known as The “paralyzing.” Mandel admits, “Handrails came a carpet salesman and was so sucGiving Pledge. Gates, worth about $72 bilare my enemy. I never go near a handrail.” cessful, he owned his own carpet business. lion, and Buffet at about $64 billion, have He also won’t touch money until it’s been In his spare time, he did stand-up comedy publicly pledged to give away at least 50% washed, and refuses to wear shoes with at a small Toronto comedy club. of their wealth during their lifetime or • In 1979, Mandel got his big break during laces because of his fear of the germs the upon their death. Gates’ foundation that laces pick up when they touch the ground. a trip to Los Angeles with friends. Durhe established with wife Melinda focuses on health and world development and U.S. education. They’ve given about $28 billion to their foundation. • In 1953, at age 33, New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary became the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, along with Tibetan climber Tenzing Norgay, and assisted by several Nepalese Sherpa people. As a token of his gratitude to the Sherpas, Hillary founded the Himalayan Trust, an organization that funded schools, hospitals, and transportation hubs in Nepal. FAMOUS CANADIANS: HOWIE MANDEL Toronto-born Howie Mandel has made his mark in several different media, from comedy to cartoons to drama. Take a look at the areas where this famous Canadian has had an influence. • Surprisingly, the likeable Mandel had few friends as a young person. He had a razorsharp sense of humor in high school and especially enjoyed playing practical jokes, but others failed to see the humor. In fact, he was expelled for impersonating a member of the school board and signing a contract for an addition to the school. After this infamous prank, Mandel never finished high school. One excellent outcome from these years was meeting his future wife, Terry, to whom he has been married 30 years, with three children. • Out on his own after his expulsion, Mandel became a carpet salesman and was so successful, he owned his own carpet business. In his spare time, he did stand-up comedy at a small Toronto comedy club. • In 1979, Mandel got his big break during a trip to Los Angeles with friends. During amateur night at L.A.’s famous Comedy Store, his pals convinced him to get up on stage. A producer who happened to be in the crowd hired him immediately and before long, Mandel was opening for Diana Ross. In 1982, he landed the role of Dr. Wayne Fiscus on television’s Emmy Award-winning medical drama St. Elsewhere, a six-yearrun. • In 1990, Mandel created the children’s animated series Bobby’s World, an Emmy-nominated program that ran for 8 years. The Continued on Page 9

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Creative Kids Helping Animals DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I read your column on volunteering at pet shelters and for other organizations. All great, but many shelters don’t let anyone under 16, and sometimes 18, volunteer to work with the pets. However, for kids who want to help pets in some way, there are still some great ways to do so! They can organize or join fundraisers at their school or

church, and donate the funds to local shelters or petwelfare organizations. There are many different ways to raise money, and that’s what most animalcare groups need: cash! — Cheering Volunteer Mom in Virginia D E A R M O M : Great idea! Raising funds can be as easy as participating in a walk for animal welfare (like the Wiggle Waggle Walk in

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Pasadena, Calif.). Or kids can think of things to make and sell for a fundraising drive, like the two grade-schoolers in Kingston, N.Y., who raised money for the Ulster County SPCA through a church project. “They were given $10 and asked to use it to make more money for a charity. Tyler made labor intensive bracelets and donated $75, and Caelin made dog biscuits and donated $450,” Marie Shultis of the Ulster County SPCA said. The shelter is looking at starting a youth entrepreneurial group to help other kids learn about fundraising, and plans to develop workshops for teen volunteers to teach young people about caring for animals. So, even if a local shelter doesn’t have a lot of accessible events or volunteer opportunities, kids can come up with great ideas to help them anyway. Parents, educators, churchgroup leaders and other youth leaders can help foster the spirit of volunteering and provide guidance. Send your questions or comments to ask@ pawscorner.com. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

and black. He is usually the GIVE IT AWAY— (continued): one in command of any • America’s Got Talent found a situation… he’s the bossy new judge in Mandel in 2010, one! The Auguste clown’s when he replaced David Hasface makeup is pink, red, selhof on the popular series. or tan, and facial features He has received an Emmy are exaggerated in size. The nomination for Outstanding mouth and eyes often have Reality Competition Host to a thick outline of white. His add to his Deal or No Deal and Bobby’s clothes are either too big or too small and World nominations. In addition, he does he usually wears suspenders. The Tramp or 200 stand-up performances every year Hobo is the “low man on the totem pole,” throughout the U.S. and Canada. the one consigned to cleaning up after the • Mandel has been honored with a star on other clowns. He usually has a sad pink or both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and tan face with a makeup beard, and wears a Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto. tattered and patched sloppy suit. A charac• The famous Israeli-American violinist ter clown is one who dresses like a specific Itzhak Perlman is a distant cousin of Manoccupation – a doctor, policeman, sailor, del. pirate, rodeo cowboy, what have you. CLOWNS • One of the many characters created by coEverybody loves a clown! Do you remember a bucket of water. Kelly left Ringling after median Red Skelton on his 1960s weekly your favorite? Here are a few interesting tidbits 14 years and later became the mascot of television variety show was the tramp about these comical performers. the Brooklyn Dodgers. clown Freddie the Freeloader. Freddie • It’s believed that the word “clown” has its lived at the city dump and slept on the lo- • Bozo the Clown was created during the origins in the Scan1940s for a children’s book and accomcal park bench. At age 16, dinavian word for panying record. He first appeared on telSkelton was a performer “clod,” a clumsy oaf evision in 1949, which at its peak in the with a circus where his or lout. Even those 1960s, was seen in 50 million U.S. homes father had been a clown, in the Middle Ages every week. His popularity spread worldand copied his father’s had clowns in the wide and there were Bozo TV shows in makeup for the TV proform of court jesters, many countries including Mexico, Thaigram. who were musicians, land, Australia, Greece, and Brazil. It’s es• One of the world’s mimics, dancers, actimated that more than 200 different acbest known clowns was robats, and witty joktors have played this clown with the white Emmett Kelly, who got his ers. They frequently face and red hair and nose. start in 1920 as a circus wore a hood with • The McDonald’s restaurant chain intrapeze performer. In the donkey ears and even troduced Ronald McDonald in 1963. 1940s, he was best known a tail on the costume, Willard Scott was a Washington, D.C. raas a sad hobo named meant to show they dio personality who also played Bozo the Weary Willie, with the were not to be taken Clown on a local TV station. He became Ringling Brothers Barseriously. This hood the first Ronald in the initial TV spots. num & Bailey Circus. He and tail eventually beScott went on to serve as the Today Show’s was performing an aftercame a three-cornered weatherman for many years. Surveys indinoon show in Hartford, Connecticut hat with bells at the ends. The early French cate that 95% of American school children in 1944 when a deadly fire broke out clown was a happy, white-faced dancing recognize Ronald McDonald, second only that killed 168 and injured over 700 clown called the Pierrot. to Santa Claus. others. This tragedy became known • Clowns are characterized by their makeup • Not everyone loves clowns – some have as “The Day the Clowns Cried,” and and garb. The “whiteface” has a face coma terrifying fear of them. Those suffering Kelly’s picture was featured in newspletely covered in white makeup, with the from this are said to have coulrophobia. papers in his tramp costume, carrying eyebrows, nose, and mouth painted in red


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Getting out into your backyard – whether it’s mowing the lawn, weeding the beds, planting vegetable starts, sowing seed, or whatever – is a great way to get some free and fun exercise!

Restless Leg Syndrome No Laughing Matter DEAR DR. ROACH: Why do people snicker when I tell them I have RLS? They wouldn’t laugh if they knew the amount of sleep deprivation I have endured during the 20 years it took to correctly diagnose it. I think if it hadn’t been for Sinemet (levodopa and carbidopa), a Parkinson’s drug, I would have gone mad long ago. Has anyone discovered what causes it? — G.S.G. ANSWER: Restless leg syndrome causes an urge to move the legs (and sometimes arms), which is worse at nighttime and is relieved by movement. It is usually accompanied by unpleasant sensations in

the legs. When accompanied by sleep deprivation, as yours has been, it is also called periodic limb movement disorder. The cause is known only in a minority of cases. About 40 percent of cases seem to run in families, and several genetic factors have been identified. Iron deficiency sometimes is associated with RLS, and replacement of the iron can improve symptoms. Moderate exercise, leg massage and heat (say, a warm bath before bed) are some nondrug ways of improving symptoms. Levodopa/carbidopa is an effective treatment; pramipexole (Mirapex) and ropinirole (Requip) also are ef-

seriously as it deserves. After all, legs are supposed to move, and being “restless” doesn’t sound so bad — but as you know, it’s a lot more than that. For this reason, the new name, Willis-Ekbom disease, is preferred by some. Great information about this condition is available at RLS.org. The booklet on restless leg syndrome and nighttime cramps offers more tips. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach — No. 306W, 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. ***

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fective for many people. There are other alternatives as well. An expert in the condition, usually a neurologist, is essential for severe cases. I think the name “restless leg syndrome” may be part of the reason why people don’t take this condition as

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am looking into buying an infrared sauna. My research indicates that infrared is good for arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, detox, cholesterol, weight loss, relieving muscle pain, helping kill cancer cells, etc. I have arthritis, and my boyfriend has diabetes. My question is: Are these claims true? Can an infrared sauna help me to become a healthier person? I would use it daily or three to four times a week. Do you feel it is worth the purchase?— D.O. ANSWER: An infrared sauna uses light waves to heat up the body. People have been using traditional saunas for centuries, and many swear by their benefits. There is good evidence that saunas (and infrared saunas in particular) can reduce pain and stiffness from some kinds of arthritis. Unfortunately, there isn’t evidence to support it. I doubt that saunas help with “detox,” weight loss or killing cancer cells. I would caution your boyfriend with diabetes, because some people with diabetes are less sensitive to heat and could be burned without knowing it. *** Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu. To view and order health pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall. com, or write to P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2014 North America Synd.,


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Here are two tips straight from my local butcher about cooking meat: First, let meats come to room temperature before cooking. It allows the meat to cook more evenly, and you won’t end up with a cold center and a burnt outside. Secondly, when your meat comes off the grill or out of the oven, give it time to rest before serving. This allows the juiced to redistribute throughout the cut of meat, and you’ll end up with juicy goodness in every bite. — JoAnn “Depending on how you scoop it, you can end up with too much or too little flour. Here is a tip about getting the best amount every time. • Give the flour a stir with a spoon and then lightly spoon it into a measuring cup. When it is heaped over, use a knife to level out the measure without tamping down.” — Y.E. in Arkansas “Baking is a science as well as an art. It’s about interaction of ingredients and what happens when they mix in certain ways. So this is not so much a tip as a caution. Make sure of your substitutions, and use the right amounts of things. Then your cakes will be light and fluffy, and your pastry will be flaky

and moist.” — B.G.in Pennsylvania Berries are in season, and there’s no greater time to stock up. But don’t like you have to make jam out of all berries. Freeze in a single layer and

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transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. Later they can be popped into muffins and quick breads, as well as eaten straight out of the bag for a delicious treat. • When searing meat on a stovetop, be sure your pan is oiled (if called for) and up to temperature. Otherwise, the meat will stick. 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. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

Glenrock & Douglas Senior Center Menu feel the

Thursday - May 29th Meatloaf, Parsley Potatoes, Carrots, Salad, Roll, Fluffy Jell-O Cup Friday- May 30th Hot Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cauliflower, Apple Crisp

Noon-Time Meals: $3.00 (suggested donation) Monday-Friday at Noon Home Delivered Meals: $3.25 (suggested donation) Monday - Friday Please Call Frozen Meals: $1.50 (suggested donation)

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