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CELEBRITY NAMES (continued): • Reginald Kenneth Dwight was recently honored with a flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream named after one of his songs. “Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road” was released in 2008 with all proceeds benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. • Farrokh Bulsara, a native of Zanzibar, was attending St. Peter’s boarding school near Bombay that he started going by the name Freddie. His family fled their home during the Zanzibar Revolution and settled in London, where he studied design and joined a few bands. At twenty-three he became part of a band with Brian May. Freddie picked the name Queen for the band and tacked on his new last name of Mercury. • Bernard Schwartz was born June 3, 1925. He has appeared in over one hundred films since 1949. Married five times, it was his first marriage to actress Janet Leigh that produced daughter Jamie Lee Curtis. You might recognize Bernard better by his stage name Tony Curtis. • Dino Crocetti only spoke Italian until he was five and by the 10th grade he had dropped out of school. By his twenties he was going by Dino Martini after Opera tenor Nino Martini, but he later shortened it to Dean Martin. • Stevland Judkins, although born blind, was a gifted musician from an early age. He signed with Motown Records at eleven as “Little Stevie Wonder” after a producer had called him a “boy wonder.” • Paul David Hewson’s friends gave him the nickname Bonavox after a local hearing aid store (they said he sang loud enough for the hard of hearing to hear him.) He kept the name when he realized the word was Latin for “good voice”, but these days he just goes by Bono. CELEBRITY NAMES (continued):

• Maurice Joseph Mickelwhite Jr. was acting as Michael Scott when he started out, but while on the phone with his agent, he was forced to make a change when they realized the name was already in use. Looking down the street, Michael saw The Caine Mutiny was playing and decided on Michael Caine. He later joked that had he looked in the other direction, he’d have been “Michael A Hundred and One Dalmatians.”

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TO Week YOUR 24 GOOD HEALTH By June Paul 7 - JuneG. 13 Donohue, M.D. Page 2

Building Strong Bones DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a woman in her mid-40s with significant bone loss (osteopenia). I was completely unaware that bone loss can occur in premenopausal women. I was stunned by my poor bone-density score. Why doesn’t the medical community inform the public that bone loss can be an issue for premenopausal women? -- E.M. ANSWER: Osteoporosis happens mainly to women after menopause, when there is a sudden and precipitous drop in their production of estrogen, the female hormone that works to preserve bone health. However, women attain their peak bone strength in their late 20s and early 30s. From that time on, bones begin to lose their calcium and become more fragile and prone to fracture. Osteoporosis can occur at younger ages. You don’t have osteoporosis. You have osteopenia. It’s a marker on the road to osteoporosis. At young ages, girls should be on a program of building a bank deposit of calcium and strong bones by meeting the daily requirements for calcium and vitamin D, and by not doing things that lead to bone demineralization, like smoking. Daily exercise is another requirement for strong bones. The booklet on osteoporosis explains the prevention and treatment of this debilitating disease. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1104W, 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: This past winter I lost 50 pounds and am quite proud of myself. Now I have all sorts of ugly stretch marks. I thought I would look stunning on the beach. I probably will look stunning, but not for the reasons I thought I would. Can’t something be done about these things? -- C.C.

June 4 - June 10, 2009 Time is one of the best treatments for them. They lighten up and blend in with the rest of the skin. How long that takes is unpredictable, but it happens. Retin-A -- an acne medicine -- has been suggested as a treatment for stretch marks. I can’t tell you if it’s successful all the time or how much of the time. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I walk half an hour each morning. Lately, I have experienced chest pain, followed by gas and sometimes heartburn. The same thing happens when I shovel snow. I am 81 and do not take any medicines. I have had all the lung and heart tests without any problems showing up. What do you think this is? -- F.O. ANSWER: When you say “all the tests,” does that include a stress test, the test taken while you walk ever faster on a treadmill and an EKG is constantly taken? If not, you need one. In fact, even if you have had a stress test, go back to the doctor. Undiagnosed chest pain that comes with exertion makes me leery of heart disease. Don’t give up the pursuit of trying to find an answer. *** 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. (c) 2009 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

ANSWER: Stretch marks are scars. Your former 2ndstretched Quarter 2009 weight the skin beyond its limits, and the skin tore. Scars formed where the tears occurred. Week 24 June 7 - June 13

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• Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. got his first guitar from his maternal grandmother at age seven. It was a good start for legendary musician John Denver. • Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong was born on Christmas Day, 1971. She once commented that it was cruel to name a child one thing and call them another, as her parents had called her Dido since childhood. • Marion Robert Morrison’s parents changed his middle name to Michael when they decided to name their second son Robert. A local fireman was the one who started calling Marion “Little Duke” after he noted that Marion never went anywhere without his large dog Duke. He was credited once as Duke Morrison, but “The Duke” settled on the stage name John Wayne. • Vivian Mary Hartley was born in Darjeeling, West Bengal. She kept part of her name as her stage name and took on Leigh when she married Herbert Leigh Holman. After her divorce from second husband, Sir Laurence Olivier, she was officially titled Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier. • Caryn Elaine Johnson adopted the stage name Whoopi, yes, after a whoopee cushion and Goldberg after some of her European ancestors. A DNA test showed she is 92% sub-Saharan African and 8% European.

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heat-dry setting. Also, don’t prerinse dishes; just scrape them well. ¥ And of course, keep all your appliances clean. They will work more efficiently and last longer, too. I hope these tips will help your readers. -- Dale in San Diego

A: These are great tips! Many of these Q: I read your column a couple weeks are things that most of us already back about starting an “eco-friend- do, and we can quickly adjust to add ly” home. I have some more tips for other techniques such as scraping your readers that are easy to follow instead of rinsing. and can save money too: Cleaning the refrigerator seals (and ¥ For the refrigerator, in addition to the dishwasher seal while you’re at keeping the coils underneath or in it) should be done with a mild soap the back clean, also clean the rubber and water solution; scrubbing could seals around the inside of the door damage the seals. So, if you have so it closes tightly. a stubborn bit of gunk on the seal, ¥ Move the refrigerator a few inches soak it with the soapy water for a few away from the wall so air circulates minutes and try cleaning it again. around the condenser. ¥ When cooking on an electric stove, HOME TIP: Make a kitchen compost just before something is completely pail using an old coffee can with a cooked, turn off the burner and let couple of holes punched in the plasthe residual heat do the work. tic lid. Empty the pail into a large ¥ Don’t keep opening the oven door backyard composter, daily if posto check on something that’s cook- sible. ing, as you’ll release heat into the kitchen, making your air condition- Send questions or home-repair tips er work harder. It also changes the to homeguru2000@hotmail.com, or temperature inside the oven, which write This Is a Hammer, c/o King TIDBITS ALL OVER THE WORLD: means cooking results may be un- Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box predictable. MOROCCO 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. ¥ If you have a dishwasher, only run Tidbits heads back to Africa this week, sailing it when it’s full to save water and through (c) 2009 Synd., Inc.the theKing StraitFeatures of Gibraltar and into energy. Use the air-dry rather than Mediterranean as we explore the North African

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MOROCCO Tidbits heads back to Africa this week, sailing through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean as we explore the North African country of Morocco. • Morocco is officially titled the Kingdom of Morocco. Its local name is Al-Mamlaka alMaghribiyah in Arabic, which means the western land, or Al-Maghrib, the west. • Citizens of Morocco are called Moroccans. • The capital of Morocco is the city of Rabat but it is Casablanca that is the largest city. It has a population of over 3.1 million people. • Morocco is slightly larger than California. • Morocco has a population of over 34,343,220 million people. • Morocco is the Latinized name of the country. It was originally Morroch, which was Medieval Latin for the city of Marrakech. • Archaeological evidence shows that the area of present-day Morocco has been inhabited since at least 8000 B.C.

country of Morocco. • Morocco is officially titled the Kingdom of Morocco. Its local name is Al-Mamlaka alMaghribiyah in Arabic, which means the western land, or Al-Maghrib, the west. • Citizens of Morocco are called Moroccans. • The capital of Morocco is the city of Rabat but it is Casablanca that is the largest city. It has a population of over 3.1 million people. • Morocco is slightly larger than California. • Morocco has a population of over 34,343,220 million people. • Morocco is the Latinized name of the country. It was originally Morroch, which was Medieval Latin for the city of Marrakech. • Archaeological evidence shows that the area of present-day Morocco has been inhabited since at least 8000 B.C. 2nd Quarter 2009 • The motto ofWeek Morocco is “Allah, al Watan, al 24 Malik” which means “God, Nation, King.” June 7 - June 13 • Morocco was the first country to recognize Page as 5 an independent nation in the United States 1777. After American ships were attacked and received no protection from European powers, Morocco’s Sultan Mohammed III declared that American ships would be under the protection of the sultan and could sail with safe passage. • The Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship is America’s oldest non-broken friendship treaty. It has been in effect since 1787. • The University of Al-Karaouine in Morocco was founded in 859 A.D. and is the oldest MOROCCO (continued): Islamic religious institution in the world. • The Moroccan currency is the dirham. 1 Dirham = 7.526 U.S. dollars. • Oujda is a city in extreme Northeast Morocco. Near it lies the oasis Sidi Yahya,

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• The Moroccan currency is the dirham. 1 Dirham = 7.526 U.S. dollars. • Oujda is a city in extreme Northeast Morocco. Near it lies the oasis Sidi Yahya, the legendary and rumored burial site of John the Baptist. • Some legends say the Moroccon city of Tangier was founded by the Greek demi-god Hercules. Hercules was also said to have created the Strait of Gibraltar and the Pillars of Hercules. The Pillars of Hercules refers to two prominent landmasses that flank the Strait. The northern pillar is the Rock of Gibraltar. The southern pillar is thought to be one of two places, one of which is Jebel Musa in northern Morocco. • The American Legation Museum and Research Center in Tangier, Morocco is the only building on foreign soil listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic places. • The Portuguese used the ruins of the city Anfa to build a military fortress in 1515. The town that evolved around this fortress was called 2nd Quarter Casa Branca, which2009 means white house in 24 Portuguese. Week The current name, Casablanca, is the Spanish of 13 that name. Juneversion 7 - June


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only building on foreign soil listed in the U.S.of National Register of Historic places. Tidbits Glenrock, Douglas & Wheatland • The Portuguese used the ruins of the city Anfa (continued): to build aMOROCCO military fortress in 1515. The town • • The currency is the was dirham. 1 that Moroccan evolved around this fortress called Casa Branca, means white house in • Dirham = 7.526which U.S. dollars. current Casablanca, is • Portuguese. Oujda is aThe city in name, extreme Northeast the Spanish version of that name. Morocco. Near it lies the oasis Sidi Yahya, • Msoura is a and stone circleburial in Morocco. It the legendary rumored site of John the Baptist. consists of 167 monoliths, the largest of oversay 16.4 (5 m) tall. Legend • which Some stands legends theft Moroccon city of • says it iswas the founded burial place of Antaeus, the son Tangier by the Greek demi-god of Gaia and Poseidon. Hercules. Hercules was His alsostrength said to came have from the Earth and he could defeat any man created the Strait of Gibraltar and the Pillars on ground. However, Hercules learned of Hercules. The Pillars of Hercules refershis to secret and defeated him in battle by lifting two prominent landmasses that flank the him in the and crushing Strait. Theairnorthern pillarhim is in thea bear Rockhug. of • Gibraltar. southernispillar be • The VenusThe of Tan-Tan a 2.3isinthought (6 cm) to long artifact discovered in ofa which riverbank in one of two places, one is Jebel Musa in northern Morocco. Morocco., near the city of Tan-Tan. It is the • earliest found paleoart evidence from Africa • The American Legation Museum and and dates between 300,000 – 500,000 Research Center in Tangier, MoroccoB.C. is the only building on foreign soil listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic places. •Summer The Portuguese used the ruins beachside of the city trips, Anfa • isn’t summer without to build a military fortress in 1515. The town sand castles and sun. So grab that beach towel that evolved around this fortress was called andCasa that sunscreen and kick back and relax with Branca, which means white house in these Tidbits byThe the current seaside!name, Casablanca, is Portuguese. Spanish of that name. • the More than version one hundred beaches ring the • • Msoura is a stone circle in Morocco. It island of Honolulu in Hawaii. consists of 167 monoliths, the largest of • which The world’s largest beach front garden is in stands over 16.4 ft (5 m) tall. Legend Santos, Brazil. Theplace beachof isAntaeus, bordered a says it is the burial theby son 3.3 Gaia mi (5.3 km) garden that a totallycame area of and Poseidon. Hishas strength of 2,355,143 sq ft (218,800 sq m). It has over from the Earth and he could defeat any man on However, Hercules 719ground. flowerbeds, 1,746 trees and alearned staff of his 38 secret and defeated in battle by lifting that maintains it year him round. him in the air and crushing him in a bear hug.

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• The Venus of Tan-Tan is a 2.3 in (6 cm) long know how to swim. artifact discovered in a riverbank in Morocco., the city of Tan-Tan. It is the • The larger near the temperature gap between earliest found paleoart evidence from Africa beach and the ocean the stronger the wind at and dates between 300,000 – 500,000 B.C. the beach will be. Hot land temperatures plus

cold ocean temperatures equal a stronger sea breeze. The breeze at the ocean during the day is called a sea breeze. It comes in land off the ocean. The breeze at the beach at night is a land breeze, as the air is moving towards the ocean from the land. The Endangered Species Act protects sea turtles. It is against the law to disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings or their nests. PAW’S CORNER The Tybee Island Light Station on Tybee By Sam Mazzotta Island, Georgia was built in 1732. It is Georgia’s tallest light station. Whatoldest If Catand Eats Poisoned Mouse?It is one of America’s most complete historic DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Do you know if rat light stations. poisons are harmful to cats that eat a rat or mouse that has died from it? I don’t see any Cox’s Bazar a town and port Bangladesh, warning onisthe package. I’minnervous about India. said to-- be using It it. is Thanks. Deethe in world’s Palmyra,longest N.Y. naturally sandy sea beach. It stretches, DEAR DEE: In my opinion, yes, a cat that unbroken, overthat 77.6had mi (125 km).poison could eats a rodent ingested very well be affected by that poison as well. Ocean Pierpoisons is the world’s Oceanside Some rat work byfirst slowly building amusement park. It was builtthrough in Atlantic City up in the rodent’s system repeated feedings, so that by the time the rodent dies, in 1882. it has a fairly concentrated buildup of poison in its system. One particular ingredient to watch for is warfarin. This anticoagulant is present in many store-bought rat poisons. It’s effective because it doesn’t have a particular odor or taste, so pests can’t detect it. But it’s certainly dangerous to predators that might eat the pest afterward, particularly those of a lower weight, like cats.

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If you’re going to use a rat poison to rid an area of these pests, you must keep pets out of that area. Alternatives to poison include box and snap traps, and preventative measures. Secure the traps to the ground so rodents can’t drag them away. To reduce the risk of rat infestation, it must made difficult or undesirable for the rodents to live in that area. Around houses, prune back shrubs and trees so they do not touch the building. Stack lumber, boxes and other outdoor storage at least 2 feet away from the house, and keep compost piles well away. Remove potential food sources as well: Seal up garbage cans and pet food containers, and remove leftover pet food from dishes and bird feeders. Even these measures might not always be effective. If you’re reluctant to use poisons but an infestation is severe or not abating despite your efforts, contact a professional pest-control service for help. 4-

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