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By Samantha Weaver

• It was Canadian-born author and educator Laurence J. Peter who made the following sage observation: “The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.” • Successful inventor and businessman Thomas Alva Edison received only three months of formal education, at a public school in Michigan. • Those who study such things claim that the human skull can be compressed by 10 percent before the bone cracks. It begs the question, though: How did they test the hypothesis? • Only male mockingbirds sing; the females of the species are silent. • In 1740, a judge in an ecclesiastical court in France tried a cow — yes, an actual bovine — for sorcery. The poor animal was found guilty and sentenced to hang from the neck until dead. • If you’re like the average American, you consumed more than 250 eggs last year. • The first photograph of a United States citizen was taken in 1839. The subject was Samuel F.B. Morse, a painter who also happened to be the inventor of a single-wire telegraph system and developer of the Morse Code. • You’ve probably never heard the term “univocalic”; it’s one of those specialized words used by those who study the English language. The word refers to a piece of writing that uses only one of the vowels. “Strenghthlessness,” for example, is the longest one-word univocalic in English. • Experts say that in the United States, approximately 3.5 billion tons of soil are lost every year to erosion. That’s enough to fill a freight train so long that it would circle the globe 19 times at the Equator. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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What about tomatoes? Q. In your Dec. 8 column, you listed foods that were not good for dogs, among them avocados and tomatoes. My Chihuahua loves avocados, tomatoes, broccoli and many other veggies (without salt, of course). Please tell me why avocados and tomatoes are not good for them. — Diana, via e-mail Q. I recently read your article on foods for dogs to avoid, and was curious about the tomatoes. I raise miniature pinschers, and one day as I was

cutting up tomatoes I gave them some. I had two tomato vines out in my backyard and for the rest of the summer I did not get any more of them, as the dogs ate them as soon as they would start to ripen. It never hurt them at all. I have heard of chocolate but never tomatoes. — MaryAnn W., via e-mail A. In dogs, tomato plants (leaves and stems) can cause tremors and heart arrhythmia (an irregular, rapid or “fluttering” pulse); the fruit itself is not listed as toxic by the Humane Society of the United States, but I would keep dogs out of the tomato patch at all times and feed them very limited amounts of the fruit. Avocados can cause breathing difficulties and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart. All parts of the avocado - the fruit, the pit and the plant - are toxic. This fruit is also toxic to cats, birds, mice, rabbits, goats, horses and cattle. A more complete list of toxic foods is available at the Humane Society Web site at http:// www.hsus.org. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Is it time to use a computer? From the mail I get, I suspect that many seniors don’t have computers yet. Is this the year you’re going to get one or at least learn to use the ones at the library? Maybe it’s time for you to consider taking that big step. A computer can be a door to the whole world, in terms of the information and resources available. Here are just a few things you can do on the Internet: • Design a Web site to show photos or to sell craft items you’ve made. • Read newspapers from around the world. • Keep up with the latest health and weather information. • Read books (many of them no longer in print) or play puzzle games.

• Learn more about your favorite hobby or find a new one. • Research locations for your next vacation, complete with pictures and reviews by others who’ve been there before. Here are two sites to get you started: Learn the Net [www.learnthenet.com] is a site that walks you through every possible step on using the Internet, including the all-important Web search. Master this and you’ll be able to find all the information you want. Seniors Guide to Computers [www.seniorsguidetocomputers.com] has well-presented information, including security issues and e-mail basics. A study done a few years ago concluded that seniors who regularly use a computer experience less depression and feel more connected to the world. The youngest participants in the study were age 65, and the average age was 80 years old. Have I convinced you yet? If not, here’s one final reason to learn how to use a computer: Your grandkids are pros on the Internetm, and if you want to hear from them

January 08 - 14, 2009 more often, learn to send and receive e-mail. You’ll get more photos that way, too! Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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What’s changed since Earnhardt’s death Back in the days of actual racing, Dale Earnhardt Sr. knew how to get his point across — no matter how much it ran counter to NASCAR policy. NASCAR has always been, at best, an enlightened dictatorship. For more than two decades, one of NASCAR’s most notable policies was its relentless opposition of efforts for anyone — drivers, owners, mechanics — to organize. Two great drivers, Curtis Turner and Tim Flock, were once banned from competition because they were involved in collective-bargaining efforts. The driver boycott of 1969 crumbled in the face of NASCAR founder William H.G. France’s stern resistance and renunciation. That doesn’t mean NASCAR doesn’t listen, though. France’s successor and son, William C. France, was more the wheelerdealer than his father. One man he listened to was Dale Earnhardt. Now both are gone, and the style of interaction has changed. Drivers like Dale Earnhardt and owners like Bud Moore used to storm into the transporter and make their points with profane directness. I remember, back in the 1990s, when the fields were set at 43 cars, even on short tracks. Previously, the fields at short tracks had been smaller. En route what was then “the big red (Winston) trailer,” Moore told me Billy France wasn’t going to get away with that. Of Bristol, Moore said, “It ought to be against the law to put more than two dozen cars on that #@*! pinball machine.” NASCAR did get away with it, but Moore got to make his points. Earnhardt, who once drove for Moore and revered the fiery old-timer, picked up a few tips and added a few of his own. My favorite Earnhardt move was the way he first got his point across. He’d walk from his own team’s transporter to NASCAR’s

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and just park there, right out in the open, signing autographs. For fans in the garage area, it was like Christmas morning, and the mob would bring everything at the NASCAR transporter to a standstill. The message would come down: “All right, Dale. Billy says come on in.” Nowadays, when a driver storms into the NASCAR transporter ... wait a minute ... they don’t do it anymore. When they respectfully arrive, suitably polite and “professional,” the bone of contention is more likely to be an endorsement not being as financially rewarding as they had been led to believe. NASCAR has roped in most of its critics. It has tied itself to them via the patronage of endorsements, souvenirs and clothing, appearances and suggestions that it can toss the occasional sponsor their way. Drivers’ skill and magnetism make them stars, but NASCAR is apparently pretty adept at getting across the message, whether real or not, that it can make or break them. And that’s just one more way the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing has insulated itself from the actual racing. 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 (http:// nascar.rbma.com) features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. You can e-mail Monte at nascar_thisweek@yahoo.com. ©2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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The skilled and credentialed staff at Custom Orthopedics of Wyoming has more than 77 years of combined experience in the orthotic and prosthetic fields. With patience and compassion we meet the unique needs of the O & P community and offer versatility and convenience with our ABC-certified facility and six satellite centers.

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

Swollen Ankles Usually Treatable if Cause is Found DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I retain fluid in my ankles and feet. They swell during the day. After a night’s sleep they’re normal size. I have taken a diuretic for a whole year, but it’s no better. Why? My doctor has thrown his hands up at this. — M.P. ANSWER: The swelling will get better only if you find its cause. If both feet and ankles are swollen, the possibilities include heart failure, kidney disorders, liver cirrhosis, medicines and, strangely enough, the overuse of diuretics (water pills). One-sided ankle and foot swelling has another list of causes. The swelling gets better at night because when you’re in the horizontal position, fluid returns to the circulation. With heart failure, people have other symptoms — breathlessness when they’re up and about. Often, they awaken at night, panting for air. Kidney disease is detectable with a few simple lab tests. Liver cirrhosis can be confirmed by a physical examination and lab testing. Medicines that cause swelling (edema) constitute a pretty long list. On that list are the popular NSAID drugs, like Advil, Aleve, Motrin and Indocin. Female hormones also can bring on swelling. So can the blood pressure medicines called calcium blockers. Diuretics, when used for a long time and for inappropriate reasons, lead to fluid retention, just the opposite of what they’re supposed to do. On your own, cut way back on salt, not just

saltshaker use but salty foods like luncheon meats and commercial soups. Elevate your legs as many times during the day as you can and for as long as you can. Wear elastic hose. Ask your doctor if it would be all right to take a vacation from your diuretic. And have you given any thought to finding a doctor who keeps his arms down? The booklet on swelling — edema — explains this common condition, its causes and treatments. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue — No. 106, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. 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. Readers may also order health newsletters from www.rbmamall.com. © 2009 North America Syndicate Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Q: Whatever became of Barbara Lawrence, the beautiful actress who was in “Oklahoma!” and “A Letter to Three Wives”? — H.F.W. A: Barbara, 78, began her film career in 1945 at the age of 15. She starred in dozens of films in her 17-year film career. She retired in 1962 and became a real estate agent in Beverly Hills. She divorced her third husband, Lester Nelson, in 1976. In 2008, she published a book called “Welcome to the Jungle,” a romantic adventure novel based on her experiences living in South America for five years in the 1960s. Barbara has four children and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ••• Q: The actor who plays House on “House, M.D.” sounds so familiar. In what else might I have seen him or heard him? — Betty H., Waynesboro, Va. A: Hugh Laurie is a British actor who has many movies and television shows to his credit. Back in England, he is perhaps most famous for his comedic performances in the “Blackadder” series, “Jeeves and Wooster” and “A Bit of Fry and

Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY Laurie.” In the States, aside from “House,” Hugh is best known as the voice of Mr. Fredrick Little in the “Stuart Little” movies. His voice will be highlighted yet again in March of this year, when he plays Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. in the new DreamWorks cartoon/feature film “Monsters vs. Aliens.” ••• Q: Did country superstar Porter Wagoner pass away? I heard he did, but never read about it in the newspaper. Also, is he in the Country Music Hall of Fame? — Charles R., St. Louisville, Ohio A: Mr. Porter Wayne Wagoner did indeed pass away on Oct. 28, 2007, at the age of 80. Porter was credited for introducing a young Dolly Parton to America via his long-running television show, “The Porter Wagoner Show.” They were a popular duet team in the late ’60s through the early ’70s. In 2002, Dolly was on hand to induct Porter into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In addition to his 81 charted singles throughout his long country-music career, in June 2007 Porter released his final album, “Wagonmaster,” to great critical acclaim. ••• Q: One of my favorite shows of all time is “Northern Exposure.” I was wondering whatever happened to the actor who played the character Ed. — Joan O., Burlington, Wis. A: Darren E. Burrows, 42, played the character of Ed Chigliak on the popular series (1990-’95) about a big-city doctor who comes to practice medicine in the small town of Sicily, Alaska. Since “Exposure,” Darren has been keeping busy in film and television; however, he hasn’t been in projects that have been quite so high-profile. He starred in the TV movie “The Siege at Ruby Ridge” and gueststarred on shows like “NYPD Blue” and “The X-Files.” He has a movie called “NoNAMES” set to open later this year, which will reunite him with “Exposure” co-star Barry Corbin. Have a question for Cindy? E-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com, or write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On Jan. 13, 1128, Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God. Their mission was to protect Christian pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land during the Crusades. • On Jan. 14, 1870, the first recorded use of a donkey to represent the Democratic Party appears in Harper’s Weekly, drawn by political illustrator Thomas Nast. Four years later, Nast originated the use of an elephant to symbolize the Republican Party. • On Jan. 17, 1916, a group of golf professionals and several leading amateur golfers gather at the Taplow Club in New York City in a meeting that will result in the founding of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA). On April 10, 1916, the PGA was officially established with 35 charter members. • On Jan. 16, 1945, Adolf Hitler takes to his underground bunker, where he remains for 105 days until he commits suicide. Both he and his wife, Eva Braun swallowed cyanide capsules, which had been tested for their efficacy on his dog Blondi and her pups. • On Jan. 18, 1958, hockey player Willie O’Ree of the Boston Bruins takes to the ice for a game against the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first black to play in the National Hockey League (NHL). It would be 16 years before another black player, Ontario’s Mike Marson, played in the NHL. • On Jan. 15, 1981, “Hill Street Blues,” television’s landmark cops-and-robbers drama, debuts on NBC. “Hill Street Blues” not only changed the way Americans viewed police officers, it also revolutionized television drama itself. The full squad house of regulars on the show rarely resolved cases in one episode. • On Jan. 12, 1995, Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan. Shabazz believed that Farrakhan was responsible for the assassination of her father in 1965, and sought to exact revenge through a hired killer. Shabazz admitted her “responsibility,” but not her guilt, and the government accepted a plea bargain. ©2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Restaurant Positions With total annual sales approaching $17 billion and recently ranked 17th among Forbes’500 top privately held companies, Flying J Inc. is the leader in the interstate retail and hospitality industry. We are a rapidly growing company with many advancement opportunities throughout the U.S. and Canada. If you are a motivated individual with a dedication to excellent customer service and would like to begin a career with Flying J, the current open positions are listed below:

• Salaried Managers • Line Cooks • Servers • Prep Cooks • Utility Please apply in person at: The Cookery Restaurant 41 SE Wyoming Blvd Casper, WY 82609 forward resumes to josh.cardona@flyingj.com or apply online at www.flyingj.com/careers

Excellent Benefits Include: Medical/Dental/401(k)/Vacation EOE/Drug Test Required

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