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TABLE OF CONTENTS ISSUE 2011.52

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CAREERS CUT SHORT TIDBITS GETS FIRED UP ABOUT by Kathy Wolfe

NATIONAL BOSS DAY

The music industry has suffered many sad by Stanley Drummond losses over the years. This week, Tidbits brings Bosses are people, too. (Really!) And every year a sampling of those talented legends whose on October 16, America pays tribute to them. premature deaths resulted in promising careers short. National Boss Day was created in •cutActually, 1958 by an Illinois secretary named Patricia Haroski. She chose 16 because it was • Baby boomers will October recall Ricky Nelson as her father’s birthday. Her father also1950s happened one of the biggest teen idols of the and 1960s. Starting on hisNevertheless, family’s television to be her boss at out the time. she felt show “Ozzie Harriet,” began his that bosses in & general wereNelson underappreciated, recording career 1961 the Chamber millionand registered thein date withwith the U.S. selling “Travelin’ Man,” followed by another of Commerce as an official observance. chart topper “Hello, Mary Lou.” He was still • recording Interestingly enough, 2005his survey done by an in the 1980sa with Stone Canyon international human resources consulting firm Band when he composed the hit “Garden Party.” revealed that the majority of employees would As Nelson, his fiancée and band members were not trade places with their boss. The primary jetting to a New Year’s Eve 1985 performance, reason given was the change that would result a fire caused by a malfunctioning heater broke between them andand their co-workers. Theykilling could out in their DC-3, the plane crashed, no longer ignoresinger or laugh any slackers the 45-year-old andatseveral others.in their be responsible for just any poor • department; Soul singer they’d Otis Redding recorded one performers. million-seller and No. 1 hit. Just three days • after recording “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” Hallmark started selling Boss Day cards in in 1967, the 26-year-old Redding and his band 1979. While they don’t reveal actual sales boarded a plane in Wisconsin, encountered figures, they do disclose that the “holiday” ais storm, and crashed into Lake Monona. Four poised to break into the list of top 10 card-sendmonths later, the song hit the top spot on the ing events within the next few years. charts. turn the page for more! turn the page for more!

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PageCAREERS 2 CUT SHORT (continued): Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas & Wheatland • One crash took the lives of three rising stars in 1959. Considered a pioneer of rock and roll, 22-year-old Buddy Holly, only a year and a half into his career, had already scored hits “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue.” He was on the “Winter Dance Party” tour in February of 1959 with 17-year-old newcomer Ritchie Valens, a teen idol who had just released “La Bamba,” and 29-year-old “Big Bopper” Richardson. The Bopper had recently scored a big hit with “Chantilly Lace.” The winter weather was bitter cold as the tour got underway, with the situation aggravated by a malfunction of the heater on their bus. After completing their gig in Clear Lake, Iowa, the group was due to play in Fargo, North Dakota, the following night. The Big Bopper had the flu, and Holly made the decision to charter a plane to Fargo. With limited seating on the Beechcraft Bonanza, they flipped a coin for seats. Valens won the toss. Bass player Waylon Jennings gave up his winning seat to the Bopper. Within minutes after takeoff, the craft crashed, killing all aboard. It was “the day the music died,” according to the 1971 Don McLean musical tribute “American Pie.” • The career of 30-year-old Jim Croce was flourishing in 1973. He had topped the charts with three hits, “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle” and “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” But life on the road was taking its toll on the young singer, and he became homesick for his wife and infant son. Two months after “Leroy” hit No. 1, Croce chartered a plane home for a break. Shortly after takeoff from a Louisiana airport, the Beechcraft E18S hit a CAREERS CUT and SHORT (continued): tree, killing Croce four others.

• Considered one of the greatest singers of all time, the velvet-voiced crooner Karen Carpenter, along with brother Richard, racked up 17 Top 20 hits and sales of more than 100 million records in the 1970s, including “Close to You” and “We’ve Only Just Begun.” Yet this beautiful girl with the wholesome image struggled with anorexia for years, and desperate to look slim on stage, dropped as low as 79 pounds. The eating disorder took its toll on her heart and eventually claimed her life in 1983 when she was just 32. • Even young people have heard the music of Big Band trombonist Glenn Miller, although his music career was only three and a half years long. Such hits as “In the Mood” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo” have endured for decades, and even the re-issues of his hits 40 years after his death have achieved gold status. Miller and his swing band scored 31 Top Ten hits in 1940 and another 11 in 1941, making him the top recording artist for both years. In 1942, the 38-year-old Miller left behind his $20,000-per-week income and joined the Army, organizing a 45-member military band that performed for troops and war-bond rallies. In 1944, on a flight to Paris, his plane disappeared over the English Channel. It wasn’t determined whether the craft had been shot down or had crashed due to bad weather. The plane was never recovered. • Patsy Cline was already a Grand Ole Opry star at 26 and the nation’s number one female artist at age 29. Her recording of “I Fall to Pieces” was the Song of the Year for 1962. She survived a nearly fatal head-on collision in 1961 but could only cheat death for one more year. In 1962, after a short five-and-a-halfyear career, Cline was killed in a plane crash at age 30 in a swampy woodland in Tennessee. She’s number 46 on Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Times.”

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RAMS of Glenrock WORKING FOR THE BUSINESSES & COMMUNITY OF GLENROCK, CONVERSE COUNTY President: Cindy Pittsley, The Flower Shop Vice-President: Colbi Maddox, Hilltop National Bank Sec/Tresurer: Brenda Stark, Star * k Tack, Feed & Cowgirl Country Gifts Board Member at Large: Travis Henderson, Star * k Communications Board Member at Large: Christina Hiser, Christina’s Hair & Nails

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Board Member at Large: Patty Reiter, Reiter Machine Board Member at Large: Jim Moulton, Glenrock Motorsports NEXT MEET N GREET: Thursday, Dec 15, 2011,at Star * k Tack, Feed & Cowgirl Country Gifts inside Glenrock Motorsports, 545 E Birch, Glenrock 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Businesses and community are invited. There will be games, beverages, appetizers AND SANTA WILL BE ON SITE! NEXT FUNDRAISER: 4th Annual Fire & Ice, February 1, 2012, Fort Diablo Steak House, Glenrock WY (Tables are limited, so get your tickests soon.) RAMS is a 100% volunteer organization that is committed to the Glenrock, Converse County community. 100%

After two years of hard work, dedication and fundrasiers, Glenrock now has the Glenrock CMB, (Community Message Board)! The CMB was made possible by RAMS of Glenrock, the extra time/input from Dan Schreiner, Deer Creek Drug, and the devoted contributors who volunteered their time, support and donations to see the project through to completion. RAMS started community Meet N Greets in 2011. Meet N Greets are hosted by RAMS business members, open to the public, and held on the 3rd Thursday of every other month beginning in February. RAMS will continue to host fundraisers and Meet N Greets to support the Glenrock Community. RAMS looks forward to the participation of our current members, new members and the wonderful Glenrock community.


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PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta Pets to the Rescue There’s a good crop of pet books this season, but two really stand out from the pack of training and pet-care tomes I normally receive. These are perfect for curling up with beside the fire in the new year. You might, or might not, remember the story of the library cat named Dewey, who ruled the Spencer, Iowa, public library for nearly two decades as its resident cat. Library director Vicki Myron along with author Bret Witter published a series of books about Dewey. Now, they’re back with another great addition to the plucky cat’s story: “Dewey’s Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions” (New American Library). Myron and Witter present nine true stories of cats and their people, illustrating the way pets affect and change our lives for the better. If you’re more interested in a good piece of fiction, take a break with “Walking

Internet Fraud Soars, Are You Prepared? If 2012 has a theme, it might well be the Year of Increased Internet Fraud. The problems don't occur as much with what we block out with our virus protection as they do with the parts we do let in: email we open and websites we visit. One source pegs the increase in "phishing" (getting your information) at 1,200 percent in just the past six months. It's only going to get worse. During the recent holidays, right in the middle of online shopping season, customers received fake messages supposedly from a major online store. The email looked genuine: the content looked right, the subject line was one that many people would open -- but the sender's address

Back to Happiness” (Berkeley Books) by Lucy Dillon. It’s a well-composed, smart tale of Juliet, who is grieving the recent loss of her husband and rarely leaves the house except to walk her husband’s terrier, Minton. Her mother and sister both try to lift her spirits in between their own busy lives, but it isn’t until Juliet begins walking her mother’s aging Lab, Coco, that things begin to change. It’s a sensitive depiction of grief and healing, with a bit of romance thrown in. Send your questions or tips to ask@ pawscorner.com, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit www.pawscorner.com. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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was forged, and it asked for personal information. That's the key right there: When an email or a site wants your data, beware. The collection form might be a duplicate of the info-gathering method of the legitimate site and look very authentic. What do they want? They want your personal information any way they can get it. It might be a direct steal when you help by typing in your name and information. It might be that you're tricked into downloading a keystroke logger program that will capture everything you type in. Here are some initial steps you can take to protect yourself: 1. Err on the side of caution. Be skeptical. Don't click any links, even out of curiosity. (Even clicking might start a download of spyware.) Don't provide any personal information that's asked for. If in doubt, close the email, close your email client completely, delete your browsing history and close all your browser windows. Then

navigate to that company's website in your normal way by typing in the URL. Be sure your browser's phishing filter is turned on. 2. Better yet, pick up the phone. Call the company and tell them about the email you've received. (They'll want to know.) Ask if the mail was legitimate and if something is wrong with your account. To learn more in general about online fraud, go online to Fraud Watch International [www. fraudwatchinternational. com]. Explore the tabs for Fraud Education and Consumer, but especially the Phishing Alerts. Click one event in the very long list, especially if you recognize the company, and explore how the fraud was accomplished. There are graphics and text to describe each step. 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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CAREERS CUT SHORT (continued): • Born six weeks prematurely, Stevie Wonder Week 52 • Back in the late 1960s, Ronnie Van Zant and was blind as a result of the incomplete growth of his eyes’ blood vessels. Yet blindness didn’t Dec. 25-31 a couple of his high school buddies formed stop him from signing his first record contract a Southern blues-rock band, calling it My Page at age 12 and 4scoring a major hit at age 13. He Backyard. In a sarcastic tribute to their P.E. has achieved more than 30 Top Ten hits and teacher Leonard Skinner, who was famous for won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other rebuking long-haired students, they changed solo artist. Wonder also took home the Oscar in their name to Lynyrd Skynyrd. The group was 1984 for the Best Original Song “I Just Called at the peak of their career in the mid-1970s to Say I Love You.” Rolling Stone magazine’s with sell-out concerts and increasing record list of the “Top 100 Greatest Singers of All sales, thanks to mega-hits “Free Bird” and Time” has Wonder as number 9. “Sweet Home Alabama.” In 1977, just three days after the release of their sixth album, the band’s private charter plane crashed on its way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing Van Zant and five others. Although four members of the band survived the crash, they disbanded shortly afterward. Ten years later they reunited, with Ronnie’s younger brother Johnny as the new lead singer. The band, with several member changes, continues to tour today. • For decades, Salvatore “Sonny” Bono was a recording artist, composer, record producer and actor. Alongside wife Cher, he decked himself out in fur vests, boots, bell-bottoms, beads and long hair, a classic “hippy.” His duet with Cher “I Got You, Babe” rocked the charts, and their television variety show scored high in the ratings. When his music career began to fizzle, he ventured down a completely different path, that of politician. He was elected mayor of Palm Springs in 1988 and a U.S. Congressman in 1994. (He is the only member of Congress to have scored a Billboard No. 1 pop single.) In 1998, while skiing near Lake Tahoe, he struck a tree and perished from his injuries.

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Several well-known people have been afflicted with serious disabilities but have risen above their circumstances to succeed. Let’s check out these individuals who have refused to allow their situations to overwhelm them. • When the flow of speech is disrupted by repetitions or hesitations, the speaker has the disorder known as stuttering or stammering. As chronicled in the 2010 Academy Awardwinning film “The King’s Speech,” Great Britain’s King George VI suffered from the disorder and struggled until nearly age 40 when an Australian speech therapist enabled him to overcome it. Prime Minister Winston Churchill also stuttered due to a defect in his palate, yet went on to become one of history’s greatest orators. You’d never know from watching the “Die Hard” series of action films that Bruce Willis once had a stuttering problem. He signed up for high school drama as a means to overcome it. Actor Samuel L. Jackson’s speech therapist urged him to take up acting as well to overcome his stammering. Movie icons Jimmy Stewart and Julia Roberts also were afflicted with the disability. • Born six weeks prematurely, Stevie Wonder was blind as a result of the incomplete growth of his eyes’ blood vessels. Yet blindness didn’t stop him from signing his first record contract at age 12 and scoring a major hit at age 13. He has achieved more than 30 Top Ten hits and won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other solo artist. Wonder also took home the Oscar in 1984 for the Best Original Song “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time” has Wonder as number 9.

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Q: Why was the musician arrested? A: He was in treble.

1.What singer’s fan club president shot and killed her? 2.What blues rock guitarist was killed in a 1990 helicopter crash?

1.Which 40-year-old musician was gunned down by Mark David Chapman? 2.This “Cat’s in the Cradle” singer was killed in a 1981 auto accident. Who was he? 3.What 1960s pop star was killed while flying an F-4 Phantom Fighter Jet as a National Guard pilot? 4.What claimed the life of 36-year-old reggae singer Bob Marley? 5.Which wholesome crooner who crashed into the Pacific Ocean had his ashes scattered in the Rocky Mountains?

“A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller

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Jimmy Buffett 12/25/46 Ozzie Smith 12/26/64 Cokie Roberts 12/27/43 Denzel Washington 12/28/54 Jude Law 12/29/72 Matt Lauer 12/30/57 Val Kilmer 12/31/59


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