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Denver Metro Area Readers Weekly

Denver Metro Area June 01, 2009

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Page 2 I WANT CANDY! (continued) • Ever heard of Derry Church, Pennsylvania? You might recognize it by its current name of Hershey. The Hershey Company was founded here and it was renamed in 1906.

last term and seventeen years after Ruth’s death. Many skeptics believe the more plausible story that it was named for Babe Ruth, who was at the height of his career, and to avoid royalties, the name Baby Ruth was used.

• The melting point of cocoa butter is just • In 1923, Curtiss Candy Company foundbelow 98.6º, which is why chocolate melts er Otis Schnering chartered a plane and in your mouth. dropped thousands of Baby Ruth bars, each individually equipped with mini-para- • The word chocolates comes from the Aztecs of Mexico and is derived from the chutes, over the city of Pittsburgh. native Nahuatl word xocolatl or chocolatl, • Hershey’s Kisses, introduced in 1907, meaning “food made from caoco seeds”. were originally wrapped by hand. It wasn’t • Chocolate has been cultivated for at least until the introduction three millennia in Central America and of a wrapping maMexico, with its earliest documented use chine that the kisses around 1100 B.C. got their distinctive • Medical research shows that dark chocopaper ribbon. late can help lower high blood pressure. • It would take ninetyfive Hershey’s kisses to make one pound.

• Joseph Fry molded the world’s first chocolate bar in Bristol, England in 1847.

• The word candy comes from the Ara- • Nestlé, more commonly pronounced nesslee, was originally pronounced like the bic word qandi, derived from the Persian English verb nestle. qand, meaning sugar. • Outside of America, the English term for • One piece of chocolate has the same amount of caffeine as one cup of decaf candy is sweets, sweeties or lollies. coffee. • Almond Joy and Mounds bars were created by Peter Paul Halajan, a candy retailed in New Haven, CT. Although Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company is now part of the Hershey Company in the U.S., the Peter Paul logo can still be seen on the Almond Joy and Mounds candy bar wrappers.

• Ancient Egyptians were enjoying candy 3500 years ago! • October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. • Did you know there are approximately forty-two Skittles per bag?

• Over 35 million lbs (15,875,733 kg) of candy corn are produced in the U.S. each • Harry Burnett Reese started working as a year. dairyman at Hershey Farms in 1917. He founded the H.B. Reese Company in the • National Candy Cane Day is December 26th. basement of his house and it merged with the Hershey Company in 1963. You might • Candy Canes were originally solid white. have tried some of his candy. He created • Legend says that in 1670, it was a choirReese’s Peanut Butter Cups. master in Cologne Catherdral, Germany • Over 8 billion candy hearts are produced who first gave candy sticks bent in the in the U.S. each year. shape of shepherd’s crooks to his students. • 5th Avenue bars were created by William Luden, founder of Luden’s Cough Drops. • The world’s largest candy cane was creThe candy bar is named for the street in ated by Paul Ghinelli of Williamston, MI. It Reading, PA where Luden’s Cough Drops were first created. • 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter each year in the U.S. • U.S. chocolate manufacturers use 3.5 million lbs (1,587,573 kg) of whole milk every day. • The Baby Ruth candy bar was originially introduced by the Curtiss Candy Company as Kandy Kake. In 1921 it was renamed and refashioned into Baby Ruth and supposedly named for former President Cleveland’s daughter Ruth, though it arrived twenty-four years after Cleveland’s


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1. MOVIES: What sport was featured in the 2006 movie “Glory Road”?

• On June 6, 1683, the Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum, opens in Oxford, England, with collections donated by English archaeologist Elias Ashmole. Today, the collection at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ranges from 500,000-year-old manmade implements to 20th-century works of art.

2. PSYCHOLOGY: What kind of abnormal fear is experienced in the condition known as hemophobia? 3. MUSIC: Which well-known Christmas carol includes the syllables “fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la”? 4. GEOGRAPHY: Which two countries surround the Dead Sea? 5. ANIMALS: How many muscles does a cat have in each ear?

• On June 4, 1876, a mere 83 hours after leaving New York City, the Transcontinental Express train arrives in San Francisco. Suddenly, a journey that had previously taken months using horses could be made in less than a week. Amenities varied from plush velvet seats to narrow wooden benches.

6. MEDICINE: Who was the pioneering doctor who was first to successfully use a partially artificial heart in a human being? 7. U.S. PRESIDENTS: In what year did U.S. Sen. John Glenn make an unsuccessful bid for the presidency?

• On June 7, 1893, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a young Indian lawyer, commits his first act of civil disobedience. Known as Mahatma, or “the great soul,” Gandhi’s persuasive methods of civil disobedience influenced leaders of civil-rights movements around the world, especially Martin Luther King Jr.

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“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.” - Robert Fritz

• On June 5, 1922, George W. Carmack, the first person to discover gold along the Klondike River, dies in Vancouver, British Columbia. Unlike many prospectors, Carmack was not consumed by the lust to find gold. He enjoyed playing the organ, reading periodicals and writing sentimental poetry. • On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. When Ruth died on Aug. 16, 1948, his body lay in state at Yankee Stadium for two days and was visited by more than 100,000 fans. • On June 1, 1949, Lawrence Welk’s band begins a two-year stint as the house orchestra for radio show “High Life Review.” Though often lampooned for his saccharine style, Welk eventually developed an army of loyal fans and hosted one of the longest-running musical variety shows in history.

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Beating The Odds Some people would believe that when three restaurants fail in the same location that it would be crazy to open another restaurant, yet John Davis, owner of Otto’s Restaurants knows better. “I was told of the market saturation while I was setting up,” Davis says. “Some people poked their head in and made comments about my sanity.” Yet Davis’s Parker Restaurants are already seeing early success. Otto’s Grill opened in September followed by Otto’s Cantina and most recently, Otto’s Deli. Other Otto’s locations can be found in Greenwood Village, downtown Denver, and northeast Denver. In fact, while 6 restaurants, including wellknown national chains, went under within feet of Otto’s Grill in Parker, Davis says he reached the break-even point on his Otto’s investment within 30 days of opening. Davis plans on opening a fourth, more upscale restaurant in Parker within a few months. “My approach is to go back to where it all started — give people a reasonably priced meal,” Davis says. Each Otto’s promises fast, fresh and friendly food. Here is just a sampling of the menus you will find at the 5 Denver area Otto’s locations:

Otto’s America Grill • Burgers • Gourmet Burgers • Pizza • Salads • Soups • French Fries • Onion Rings • Kettle Chips Nightly specials include: wings, spaghetti, fried fish, baby back ribs and more. Otto’s Cantina • Tacos • Enchiladas • Burritos • Fajitas • Salads Specialties: chille relleno, carne asada and more Otto’s Deli Traditional Sandwiches: house club, turkey and cheese and veggie Specialty Sandwiches: cantina chicken, and grilled Portobello • Paninis • Wraps • Soups • Salads

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Thought for the Day: “Like cars in amusement parks, our direction is often determined through collisions.” -- Yahia Lababidi

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