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TABLE OF CONTENTS ISSUE 2009.40

Off The Wall! pages 1-4

Tidbits Around the World: China pages 5-6

It’s Tea-licious!

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OFF THE WALL!

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NATIONAL BOSS DAY

There have been important walls throughout history. Some forby protection, some to keep people in Stanley Drummond or out, many as historical monuments and some Bosses are people, too.warm! (Really!) And every year just to keep tomatoes on October 16, America pays tribute to them. • The walls of Jericho had been built and rebuilt many times when Joshua and was the created Israelites • Actually, National Boss Day in arrived. According to Joshua 6 in the Bible, 1958 by an Illinois secretary named Patricia the Israelites around city seven Haroski. She marched chose October 16the because it was times, the priests blew their trumpets, the her father’s birthday. Her father also happened people shouted and the walls fell. Three major to be her boss at the time. Nevertheless, she felt archaeological expeditions have uncovered that bosses in general were underappreciated, evidence supporting the event.

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• Quebec City is capital observance. of the province of Commerce as the an official of Quebec, Canada and has the only historic • city Interestingly a 2005north surveyofdone by an walls in enough, the Americas Mexico. international human resources consulting firm Construction of these walls began in 1694 revealed that the majority employees would and, following capture by of the British via the “Battle of places the Plains of Abraham” 1759, not trade with their boss. Thein primary they were fortified. you visit want to reason given was theIf change thatand would result stay in thethem historic area, co-workers. ask for a hotel “within between and their They could the walls.” no longer ignore or laugh at any slackers in their

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but is historical in its own rite! More than 2.2 million visitors a year stop at the gigantic shopping experience on Interstate 90 in Wall, South Dakota. It is 77,000 square feet (app. 7153 square meters) and claims its impetus for growth was signs offering free ice water. • Have you heard of the “Green Monster?” It is the nickname for the 37 foot 2 inch tall (11.3 meters) left field wall at Boston’s Fenway Park. Baseball fans are surely aware of this famous landmark. In early days it was called “The Wall.”

• “Wall Street” vs. “Main Street” are terms used to distinguish big business or wealthy interests from small business or middle class. • Vancouver, BC has a seawall around the city’s first park which is one of its major tourist attractions. Stanley Park is 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of natural bliss. The seawall was started in 1917 for erosion control and it was not until 1980 that it became a fully completed paved loop. The seawall around the park is 5.4 miles (9 km) and part of the seaside path system. • The Great Wall of China is approximately 5,000 miles (8046 kilometers) long. It consists of many walls that were connected in an attempt to protect China from Mongolian invaders. The longest manmade structure in the world was built over a period of 2,000 years. It was started in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) but most major construction was during the Ming Dynasty (1388-1644 A.D.). Hiking the wall allows you to feel ancient history under your feet!

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• Following a 1995 mudslide onto the town of La Conchita, California, Ventura County spent $450,000 to construct a retaining wall for protection against future mudslides. A second mudslide in 2005 proved the wall to be insufficient as cascading mud and rock overcame it. La Conchita is in a beautiful area near Santa Barbara, but may be a little too precarious for most of us! • At the first Battle of Bull Run, in the U.S. Civil War, on July 21, 1861, General Thomas J. Jackson was nicknamed “Stonewall.” General Bernard E. Bee declared, “There is Jackson standing like a stone wall.” • The Western Wall in Jerusalem is also called the “Wailing” Wall. It is considered the holiest shrine of the Jewish world. It is part of the retaining wall supporting the original temple built by King Herod in 20 B.C. There were times in early history as well as from 19481967 that Jews were not permitted to visit the wall. In 1967, the Six-Day War gave new access to the wall. Written prayers are placed in cracks in the wall.

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Winterizing Programs Save on Heating Costs Winter weatherizing programs offer a lowcost or free way to make fixes to your home that can add up to large savings on heating fuel. Here are some ways to find help: • Call your local social services for referrals to programs. Even if you don’t get any services from them, they’ll know how to contact county or state programs or can refer you to classes you can take. Contact your utility or fuel company. Often it will do free “leak checks” to help you identify problems in your home. • If the area where you live is even slightly rural, consider calling Rural Development, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program. If your weatherizing goals are serious enough to fall under the category of actual repairs, you might qualify for a low-interest loan or grant. To contact Rural Development and get the number for your state branch, call 1800-670-6553. • The Department of Energy has a weatherizing help program that’s run through individual states. Go to www.energy. gov and click on General Information, then Weatherization Assistance Program. In the left column you’ll see a link to State Contacts. If you qualify as low income, you’ll receive a whole-house energy efficiency audit as a first step, as well as a safety check. Whether you sign up for help through a program or do the work yourself, the mains goals are to keep cold air out. At the very minimum: Use a caulking gun to seal around windows. Check your hardware store for shrinkable clear plastic sheets that go on the inside of windows. Those sheets can do more than you might think to keep cold air from coming through the glass. At the height of winter there could be a 20-degree difference in temperature on the window side of the plastic -- cold air that isn’t making it into the room. With cooler weather, especially at night, you’ll be able to tell if you have air leaks at exterior doors. Just take off your shoes and check for cold air down at floor level. Invest in weather stripping around the doors if you feel a draft. Also check wall electrical plugs to see if cold air is blowing in. Invest in plug inserts, or buy the gasket kits that block the whole wall plug. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.

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By Samantha Weaver • It was British novelist Terry Pratchett who made the following extremely sage observation: “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying ‘End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH,’ the paint wouldn’t even have time to dry.” • You probably don’t think much about the fees charged at ATMs, but maybe you should start. That $1 here, $2.50 there really adds up -- to more than $4 billion every year in the U.S. alone. • Do you sufferfrom prosopagnosia? Unless you’ve suffered some kind of injury to your brain, probably not. Also known as face blindness, prosopagnosia is the inability to recognize familiar faces. • The Goliath frog of West Africa can reach up to a foot in length and weigh more than 7 pounds.

• Wimbledon, played in the United Kingdom and one of the four Grand Slam events, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Every year at the event about 42,000 balls are used. • If you’re a fan of the tiny, rubbery candy known as the Gummi Bear, here’s some good news for you: The world’s largest Gummi Bear is now on the market, available for about $30. The equivalent of 1,400 regular-size bears, the giant candy weighs 5 pounds. • The Campbell’s Soup paintings by Andy Warhol have become iconic, with collectors paying up to $11.7 million to own one. The very first one ever sold, however, cost only $100. That was way back in 1962, and the buyer was actor Dennis Hopper. *** Thought for the Day: “Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?” -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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