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There is some pretty intriguing life in the world’s oceans, and this week, Tidbits dives into examining some of the unusual creatures found there. • Probably the most feared shark and frequently called a“man-eater,”the great white shark actually prefers a dinner of sea lion rather than human prey. The species’Latin name Carchardon Carcharias, translates“jagged teeth,”and indeed, this shark has about 3,000 teeth, all arranged in several rows. They find their prey very easily due to their extreme sensitivity to the electrical field surrounding living creatures, perceiving half a billionth of a volt. They’re found in every major ocean, and have a life span of more than 30 years. How likely are you to experience an unprovoked attack by a shark? You’re more likely to die from a lightning strike. • Due to the publicity generated by the death of adventurer Steve Irwin, lots of folks believe that the manta ray can kill a human. Irwin’s chest was pierced by a stingray, not a manta. The manta is the largest of all rays, up to 25 feet (7.6 m) across, weighing as much as 5,100 pounds (2,300 kg). While its tail is similar to that of a stingray, it does not have a stinger and is harmless to swimmers. turn the page for more!

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1. LANGUAGE: What would a group of eggs be called, collectively? 2. FOOD & DRINK: What is the characteristic flavor of the herb anise? 3. SCIENCE: What does the Linnaean System refer to? 4. HISTORY: When did the Ottoman Empire give way to a modern republic in Turkey? 5. LITERATURE: The term “Big Brother” comes from which futuristic novel? 6. ANCIENT WORLD: How is the ancient Greek Thucydides best known? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where would a satrap once have ruled? 8. GEOGRAPHY: Into which body of water does the Volga River flow? 9. POETRY: Who wrote the collection of poetry and prose called “The Map of Love”? 10. INVENTIONS: Who invented the modern aerosol spray can?

• The squid, snail, octopus and clam are all examples of mollusks, softbodied creatures with no internal skeleton. Some mollusks have a hard outer-shell; some do not. More than 85,000 species of mollusks have been identified, and most probably there are many more that have not yet been discovered. • The common squid can be found in all of the oceans of the world. Most are about 24 inches (60 cm) long, but the giant squid reaches lengths of 43 feet (13 m). In 2003, an even larger species was discovered, the colossal squid, which may grow to 46 feet (14 m). When in danger, the squid emits a cloud of ink from a sac to confuse its predators. This mollusk has the largest eyes in the animal kingdom; in fact, the colossal squid’s eyes have a diameter of about 11 inches (28 cm). • Certain octopuses have a life span of only six months. Even the longerliving species only live about four years. Reproduction takes its toll on this sea creature, with males surviving only a few months after mating and females dying within a short time after their eggs hatch. An octopus, like the squid, is a cephalopod, which translates to “head to foot” because its appendages are attached to its head. Also like the squid, the octopus ejects a cloud of dark ink when threatened by predators. The ink is colored by melanin, the same compound that gives humans our hair color. Not only can the octopus eject ink for protection, it can instantly camouflage itself, changing the color of its skin to match its environment.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You clever Ewes and Rams love nothing more than to rise to a challenge. So, by all means, if you feel sure about your facts, step right up and defend your side of the issue. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’ve done some great work recently. Now it’s time to reward yourself with something wonderful, perhaps a day at a spa or a night out with someone very special. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You love to talk, but don’t forget to make time to do a little more listening; otherwise, you could miss out on an important message someone might be trying to send to you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspect indicates some uncertainty about one of your goals. Use this period of shifting attitudes to reassess what you really want and what you’re ready to do to get it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your social life is picking up, and you’ll soon be mingling with old friends and making new ones. But ‘twixt the fun times, stay on top of changing workplace conditions. VIRGO (August 23 September 22) A trusted friend offers understanding as you vent some long-pent-up feelings. Now, move on from there and start making the changes you’ve put off all this time. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might well feel uneasy as you face a difficult situation involving someone close to you. But you know you’re doing the right thing, so stick with your decision. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You’re a good friend to others. Now’s the time to allow them to be good friends to you. Rely on their trusted advice to help you get through an uncertain period. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Family and friends are always important, but especially so at this time. Despite your hectic workplace schedule, make a real effort to include them in your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) That project you’ve been working on is almost ready for presentation. But you still need some information from a colleague before you can consider it done. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Don’t let those negative attitudes that have sprung up around you drain your energies. Shrug them off, and move ahead with the confidence that you can get the job done. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Aspects favor some dedicated fun time for the hardworking Piscean. A nice, refreshing plunge into the social swim can recharge your physical and emotional batteries. BORN THIS WEEK: You love to travel and be with people. You probably would be happy as a social director on a cruise ship.

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•The largest octopus is the Giant Pacific Octopus, which swims in the waters off British Columbia. Their average weight is usually about 33 pounds (15 kg), with an arm span of about 14 feet (4.3 m) and rarely exceeds 90 pounds (40.8 kg). However, the occasional one is found that lives up to the name “giant,” such as the largest ever caught, which weighed about 600 pounds (272 kg). • The mythological mermaid first appeared in stories around 1,000 B.C. An Assyrian legend tells of the goddess Atargatis falling in love with a mortal shepherd. When she accidentally killed him, she was so devastated, she jumped into a lake and took the form of a fish. Although beautiful, mermaids don’t have a very good reputation. Folklore tells of them singing to people to enchant them,thenluringthemtotheirdoom. Rather than rescuing drowning sailors, they squeeze the life out of them. British tales speak of seeing a mermaid as an unlucky omen, one that foretells of impending disaster. • The blue whale is the largest animal in the world, weighing between 100 and 150 tons (100,000 to 150,000 kg). Even at birth, they are huge — 23 to 27 feet long (7 to 8.2 m) with a birth weight of three tons (2,722 kg)! A calf will nurse for about eight months, during which it will drink 100 gallons (379 l) of milk every day, putting on about 200 pounds (91 kg) a day. That’s eight pounds (3.6 kg) an hour! When a calf is weaned, it is 52 feet (16 m) long and weighs about 23 tons (20,900 kg).

Be supportive of Barry over the next few months. Give him lots of love and attention. However, don’t break his training routine or feeding routine, nor allow him to do things he DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We had two dogs for normally wouldn’t be allowed to do, like climb the past six years. We just lost “Sassy” two days on the furniture. He needs structure as well as ago. Our remaining dog, “Barry,” is so sad. How support. can we help him? He barely eats, and he just When Barry searches the house for her, call lays around not showing interest in anything. I him over and give him a blanket or toy that realize it is soon after losing his best friend, but Sassy liked to use and that still has her scent. is this normal? We are sad also, but want to help Sometimes an item that reminds a pet of a lost him if we can. -- Norma in Ohio companion is comforting. Other times the pet will reject the item -- don’t scold or force it on DEAR NORMA: It’s very normal for a dog him. to grieve for a lost companion, and Barry is How long will Barry grieve? Like humans, showing all the signs of deep grief: loss of apthere’s no set time. Some dogs return to their petite, depression, lack of interest in things that old selves from two to six weeks after a loss; normally stimulate him. In a few days, he may others take many months. And some always begin pacing around the house, searching for retain some sign that they still miss their old something -- another common behavior, parfriend, years down the road. ticularly after a dog loses a companion animal like Sassy.

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UNDER THE SEA (continued): Baked Banana Pudding This easy-to-put-together dessert will please kids of all ages. 24 (2 1/2-inch) graham cracker squares 3 cups (3 medium) sliced bananas 2 (4-serving) packages Jell-O sugar-free vanilla cook-and-serve pudding mix 1 1/3 cups Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder 2 1/3 cups water 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 6 egg whites 1 cup Splenda Granular 1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Spray 8-by-12-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. Evenly arrange 12 graham cracker squares in baking dish, then 1 1/2 cups banana slices over top. 2. In large saucepan, combine pudding mixes, milk powder and water. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and starts to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Spoon half of hot mixture evenly over bananas. Arrange 10 graham cracker squares evenly over hot pudding and remaining 1 1/2 cups banana slices over top. Spoon remaining hot pudding over bananas. 3. In large bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on HIGH until soft peaks form. Add Splenda and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Continue beating on HIGH until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue evenly over top, sealing to edges. Crush remaining 2 graham cracker squares into fine crumbs; sprinkle evenly over meringue. 4. Bake 25 minutes or until meringue is golden. Place baking dish on wire rack; let set for 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut into 8 servings. HINT: A self-seal sandwich bag works great for crushing graham crackers. ÂĽ Each serving: 210 calories, 2g fat, 10g protein 38g carb., 289mg sodium, 161mg calcium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch/ Carb., 1 Fruit, 1/2 Fat-Free Milk; Carb Choices: 2 1/2.

What’s on Your Plate? The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been trying to help us eat healthier for a very long time. Back in 1943, we had “The Basic Seven� -seven categories of food we needed to eat on a daily basis. Serving sizes weren’t included. In 1956, the USDA switched to “The Basic Four,� and in 1979 to the “Hassle-Free Guide to a Better Diet.� It added a new food category with fats, sweets and alcohol. In 1984, we got the “Food Wheel: A Pattern for Daily Food Choices.� This one included serving sizes. Eight years later, in 1992, the “Food Guide Pyramid� came along with those tiny pictures of food. In 2005 we got the MyPyramid Food Guidance System, which was supposed to be a simplified pyramid. Now, in an effort to keep us all eating cor-

rectly, we have “MyPlate.� The icon is cute: a plate divided into four unequal sections, with a fork on the left and a circle above the plate for “Dairy.� All this work, and I still didn’t know how much the USDA intends for me to eat. On the website [] I clicked on the Get a Personalized Plan link and entered my age, weight, height and level of exercise. It came back with a diet plan for me, including information such as “Make at least half your grains whole grains,� “Vary your veggies� and “Focus on fruit� with specific tips on how to do that. While the “Plate� is a bit silly, as was the Pyramid, the information behind it is solid. Check the USDA website and see what it has to say. You know, of course, that an entrepreneur somewhere is busily creating MyPlate plates with the appropriate sections all outlined for us.

• Just the tongue of a blue whale has a weight of 2.7 tons (2,700 kg), more than an elephant. Fifty people could stand on it! Its mouth can hold up to 90 tons of food and water, but strangely enough, the whale’s throat dimensions only allow for it to swallow an item the size of a beach ball. The heart weighs 1,300 pounds (590 kg), the size of a small car, and beats just 10 times per minute. Its major arteries are large enough for a small child to crawl through. • “Benthic marine algaeâ€? is a fancy name used by scientists for seaweed. Seaweed is used for everything from food to medicine to fertilizer. People in some Asian countries considersomevarietiesagreatdelicacyand receivehealthbenefitsfromitsrichdeposits of calcium, magnesium and iodine. Folks in Belize mix it with milk, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla for a popular beverage. Germans add seaweed’s compounds to many of their beers. You’ll find it in cosmetics, wound dressings, toothpaste and diet pills. Exclusive spas offer seafood wraps for the body. At the hardware store, seaweed is present in paints and fertilizers. • An echinoderm is characterized by “racial symmetry,â€? that is, several arms radiating from a central body. The most familiar echinoderm is the starfish. Although we think of the starfish as having five arms or “rays,â€? there are several species that have six or more. Some have 10 to 15 arms, and the Antarctic species Labidiaster annulatus can even have up to 50! A starfish’s mouth is found on the underside of its body, and many of these creatures swallow their prey whole. Although the lifespan of the average starfish is about 10 years, some live past 30.

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OVERCOMING THE ODDS; DAVE DRAVECKY Little boys dream of playing in the big leagues, as did Dave Dravecky, who pitched his first no-hitter as a teen. After attaining his dream, tragedy struck. Yet this inspirational man picked himself up and has gone on to help those plagued by disease. Hats off to this courageous gentleman! • Ohio-born Dravecky was 26 years old when he was drafted by the San Diego Padres and made his Major League Baseball debut in 1982. The left-handed pitcher won 14 games in his second season and represented the Padres in 1983’s All-Star game.The next year, he contributed to the Padres’ first-ever pennant. • In 1987, the San Francisco Giants acquired Dravecky, who was at the peak of his career. On the 1988 season’s opening day, he pitched a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers. Late that season, a desmoid tumor, a rare type of cancer that develops in the tissue that forms tendons and ligaments, was discovered in his pitching arm. Dravecky underwent surgery that October, and half of the deltoid muscle (the one that forms the rounded contour of the shoulder) was removed. In addition, the long humerus bone in his arm was frozen in an attempt to eradicate all cancerous cells. • Dravecky’s circumstance might have been a career ender for a lesser man. His doctors told him, “Short of a miracle, you’ll never pitch again.â€? But he was determined to make a comeback, and defying all odds, the following July, he was pitching in the minors. The next month, August of 1989, a miracle happened, and Dravecky was back on the mound for the Giants in an amazing comeback game against the Cincinnati Reds at Candlestick Park. He pitched eight innings and the Giants defeated the Reds 4-3.

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Five days later, Dravecky was in Montreal, up against the Expos. He started off the game with three no-hit innings, another incredible deed. In the sixth inning, he allowed a home run on the first batter, and hit the second batter. With the third batter came what CO B O O M has been called “the pitch that could be heard around the world.” Dravecky’s humerus bone broke in two, and in his words, “You could hear the popping COBOOM is a new noise of my arm breaking all over the marketing company stadium. I never felt that kind of pain in connecting local small my life. It felt like my arm was coming off.” In the post-season playoffs, the Giants businesses to the won the National League pennant, Boomer Generation. and as the ecstatic team piled onto each other, his arm was broken again. Prelaunch specials available • As doctors X-rayed the broken arm, a mass was discovered, and it was for local businesses confirmed that the cancer was call for details now. back. Eighteen days later, Dravecky announced his retirement and entered a new phase of his life. In 1990, he Anticipated launch published a book “Comeback,” which August 2011 detailed his battles with cancer and his remarkable return to baseball. What he thought was his recovery continued, Jerrod Marshall with surgeries and radiation, yet his 303-621-5994 arm was actually deteriorating. In June of 1991, his arm, shoulder blade, and left side of his collar bone were amputated in an attempt to save his life. • Dravecky’s second book, published in 1992 was entitled “When You Can’t Come Back.” He has gone on to become a highly sought-after motivational speaker. Along with his wife Jan, he has also founded a non-profit organization, Endurance, to support those affected by cancer.


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The whole point here is whenever possible buy locally, if you can’t do that buy regionally, if you can’t do that buy nationally. The closer we keep our money to our home base the stronger we become internally and that is what is going to fix our economy.

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THE SANDWICH Since the average American eats 193 sandwicheseveryyear,about300million nationwide every day, it’s certainly worth taking a look at this lunchtime staple. • British statesman John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, was a diehard poker fan. Back in 1762, during lengthy gambling sessions, he asked his cook to bring him food that wouldn’t interrupt his game and would enable him to hold on to his cards. Slices of roast beef were placed between two pieces of toast and the “sandwich” was born! Montagu was also the namesake for the Sandwich Islands, now known as the Hawaiian Islands. When British Captain Cook became the first European to see Hawaii, he named them after Montagu who had been the sponsor of his voyage and was the First Lord of the Admiralty. • On an ordinary day during the Great Depression, the butcher shop delivered beef rather than hot dogs to Pat Olivieri’s Philadelphia hot dog street cart. Olivieri used the beef for his own lunch by slicing it thin and grilling some onions along with it, then put it on one of his hot dog buns. When a passing cab driver smelled it, he ordered one and before long, most of Philly’s cab drivers were stopping by. In the years following, Olivieri added cheese, and the famous Philly Cheese Steak was officially invented. • Thanks to John Harvey Kellogg of cereal fame, the average child will consume 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time high school graduation is reached. Kellogg was the first person to obtain a patent for the process of making peanut butter. Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich was peanut butter and banana.

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You may be wondering about now what all this has to do with this little local paper and why it matters to you or us as small businesses. Well just like an animal or even one of us human beings, the stronger we are internally the faster the body can heal the sick part. Due to poor decisions that were made to look good by Wall Street and the major banks and other manipulations of the stock and housing markets our economy is sick and needs help. Government intervention is nothing more than a band aid approach, the programs can’t fix the economy they can only hold it together, like a band aid, until it heals itself. Our county has just experienced another 400 layoffs, amazing how that could possibly happen considering Wall Street and Washington keep telling us that we are getting better little by little. We have always maintained that small business is the true backbone of this great country of ours. You can pretty well bet that many of those laid off workers will either start businesses of their own or will be absorbed by smaller businesses.

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The economy may not be a living organism but it does have a life of its own. It is made of many parts, all related to each other and extremely interactive with each other. If one part of it gets sick then there are only two possible outcomes. Either the rest of the parts also get sick or the other parts get stronger and help heal the part that is sick.

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Anatomy: the branch of science that studies the physical structure of animals, plants, and other organisms

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¥ On July 8, 1776, a 2,000-pound copperand-tin bell now known as the “Liberty Bell” rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. As the British advanced toward Philadelphia in the fall of 1777, the bell was removed from the city and hidden in Allentown to save it from being melted down by the British and used to make cannons. ¥ On July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and third presidents of the United States, respectively, die. Both men had been central in the drafting of the historic document. ¥ On July 5, 1865, in London, revivalist preacher William Booth and his wife Catherine establish the Christian Mission, later known as the Salvation Army, to wage war against the evils of poverty and religious indifference. ¥ On July 7, 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would produce what would be the largest dam of its time. Today, the Hoover Dam generates enough energy each year to serve more than a million people. ¥ On July 9, 1947, in a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence Blanchfield to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, making her the first woman in U.S. history to hold permanent military rank. Blanchfield had served as superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. ¥ On July 6, 1957, Liverpool teenagers John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time. Lennon was a member of the WANT TO RUN YOURtoOWN NESS? Quarry Men, scheduled play BUSI at a public Publish a Pa per in Your event. Two weeks later, Lennon invitedArea McIf You Can Provide: Sales Experience · A Computer · Cartney to joinSoftware the Quarry Men. Desktop Publishing · A Reasonable Financial Investment We provide the opportunity for success!

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THE SANDWICH (continued): ated by bacteria consuming the waste that is created by the brewing process.

¥ It was 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer who made the following sage observation: “There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.” ¥ Those who study such things say that half of all money spent on food in the United States is spent in restaurants. ¥ If, like me, you are constantly finding excess wire hangers in your closets, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that more than 2.7 billion of them were imported in 2010 alone. ¥ You might be surprised to learn that beer brewers in Australia are on the cutting edge of alternative energy production. They have created a “beer battery” -- the world’s first, they claim -- in which electricity is gener-

¥ Companies today sometimes seem to go too far in advertising their products, but consider Richard Chesebrough, who invented the petroleum jelly Vaseline in 1872. In order to market his new creation as a salve for cuts and burns, he traveled around New York state demonstrating the efficacy of the product by burning his skin with acid, then applying Vaseline to the injury. A display of his past burns that had been healed with Vaseline would, in theory, convince people to buy the product. ¥ If you’re looking to brighten up your living space with some greenery, you might want to consider getting a bonsai tree. They live longer than any other houseplant. *** Thought for the Day: “Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” -- Marilyn Monroe

• A bunch of bologna? According to Kraft Foods, about 2.19 billion Oscar Mayer bologna sandwiches are eaten every year. Do the math — that’s 69 sandwiches every single second. • A 17-year-old Connecticut youth hoping to become a medical doctor changed the way we eat sandwiches in 1965. Fred DeLuca was trying to figure out how to pay for his education when a family friend loaned him $1,000 to go into partnership in a submarine sandwich shop. Bridgeport, Connecticut, was the site of the first Subway in August of that year. Today there are more than 34,000 Subways around the globe, and DeLuca is on Forbes magazine’s list of the 400 richest Americans, with a net worth of about $1.8 billion. • No matter what you call it — submarine, hoagie, poor boy, torpedo, hero or grinder — it’s all the same. It’s a sandwich on a long oblong roll stacked with meats and cheeses. During World War II, Benedetto Capaldo’s New London, Connecticut, deli received a call from the U.S. Navy’s Groton submarine base for 500 hero sandwiches. It was the first of many orders, and the employees began calling the sandwiches “subs” because of where they were headed. During World War I, Italian workers at a Philadelphia shipyard named Hog Island brought large cold cut sandwiches with them to work. The workers were nicknamed “hoggies,”and soon the name of their lunch was modified to hoagie. It’s a Poor Boy in St. Louis and a Po’ Boy in New Orleans. • The Muffaletta sandwich is a New Orleans specialty made on a round loaf of Italian bread, typically called a “muff,” filled with salami, ham, Provolone cheese and a hearty spread of olives, pimientos, garlic, onions and capers.

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Answers 1. Don Baylor, Ken Boyer, Frank Robinson, Pete Rose, Joe Torre and Maury Wills. 2. Dave Kingman of the New York Mets led the N.L. with 37 home runs while batting .204 in 1982. 3. His streak was 31 games (197375). 4. Bill Sharman hit 93.2 percent of his free throws in 1958-59. 5. Rogie Vachon (six seasons, 1972-78) and Kelly Hrudey (three seasons, 1989-92). 6. Six -- five gold and one bronze while competing in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. 7. Tony Lema, in 1964.

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