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Christmas means laughing and spending time with family and friends, but most importantly, it honors the birth of Jesus. Join Tidbits on a journey around the world as we explore how various cultures celebrate this holiday. • Firsts and lasts: In 1836, Alabama was the first state in the United States to declare Christmas a legal holiday. U.S. President Franklin Pierce, in 1856, decorated the first White House Christmas tree. And in 1907, Oklahoma was the last state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. • The idea for using electric Christmas lights came from an American named Ralph E. Morris in 1895. The new lights proved safer than the more traditional candles. • The first Christmas card was created in England in 1843. Hallmark introduced its first Christmas cards in 1915, five years after the founding of the company. An average household in America will mail out 28 Christmas cards each year and see 28 cards return in their place. • Approximately 1.8 billion Christmas cards are sent annually in the United States. Turn the page for more!
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• Pudding is important in the Christmas traditions of Great Britain. While making the pudding, the British have a traditional practice of making a wish while mixing the ingredients in a clockwise direction.
• In Italy, a dinner of several kinds of seafood, sometimes called the “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” is popular for the Christmas Eve meal. • A Christmas tradition in Estonia takes place on Christmas Eve, when the whole family goes to the sauna together.
• He is known throughout the world by various names: Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas, St. Nick and Pere Noel. On Christmas Eve, children all over the world lie in their beds while “visions of sugarplums dance in their heads.” When they awake, they will excitedly check to see if Santa Claus visited and left them gifts.
• On the west coast of Africa, in Liberia, most homes have an oil palm for a Christmas tree, which is decorated with bells. On Christmas morning, presents such as cotton cloth, soap, sweets, pencils and books are exchanged. Also on Christmas morning, a church service is held in which the Christmas scene is enacted and hymns and carols are sung. • In Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, it is customary for the streets to be blocked off around Christmas so that people can roller-skate to church.
Wounded Warriors The Department of Defense has announced the creation of the Wounded Warrior Task Force. According to a press release, the task force will advise and make recommendations about such matters as: staffing of wounded warrior organizations, performance and accountability standards, availability of services for traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder, support systems to ease the transition from the DoD to Veterans Affairs and the effectiveness of the Senior Oversight Committee. That’s a lot of advising and recommending. It could take them a while. Meanwhile, another group, the Wounded Warrior Project, has been busy actually taking care of veterans and their families. The group serves veterans who received serviceconnected illnesses or injuries in Afghanistan and Iraq. The WWP has programs in four areas: Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment and Engagement. Whether you’re a veteran with amputations, TBI, burns, cognitive mental health conditions, PTSD or spinal cord injuries, the Wounded Warrior Project has a recreation and sports program available. Aligned with Sports USA, it provides year-round programs that, besides offering a chance at some real competition, also aid in rehabilitation. It offers higher education, including IT training, as well as employment assistance services. The end goal: long-term financial stability. WWP’s Family Support and Combat Stress Recovery Programs offer seminars on PTSD, as well as caregiver retreats and more. The Engagement program might be the most valuable of all, as it helps wounded warriors stay in touch with each other through an alumni program and peer mentoring. If you’re a veteran with traumatic injury or are a family member, check out the Wounded Warrior Project at www. woundedwarriorproject.org. Scroll around the website, and you’ll likely find programs that can help.
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• In Bangladesh at Christmas time, Christian men in each village plant full-sized banana trees along the paths to churches. They plant them in two rows, and then bend them over to form an arch. They make oil lanterns out of bamboo poles and tie them on the arches, lighting the way to church.
• In Ethiopia, Christmas is called Ganna and is observed on January 7. People gather in both ancient churches carved from solid volcanic rock and more modern churches that contain three concentric circles. Exchanging presents is a small part of their Christmas celebration. Children usually only receive necessary items like clothing.
• In the Netherlands, the Dutch eagerly await December 6, for it is on this day that they celebrate St. Nicholas Day, the coming of Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas sails from Spain every winter, and Dutch children fill their shoes with hay and sugar for his horse on St. Nicholas eve and awake to find them filled with gifts such as nuts and candy. On St. Nicholas Day, they celebrate with family get-togethers and feasting, after which everyone settles down to prepare for Christmas Day on December 25. • Christians of most denominations in Hong Kong celebrate Christmas with hundreds of church services spoken in Chinese. There are also services held in English for the Europeans who live there. They also send exquisitely decorated
1. Is the book of Matthew in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who was Herod’s information source as to where the Christ Child was to be born? Joseph, Reuben, Micah, Matthew 3. From Luke 2:13, what term describes an army of angels praising God? Heavenly host, Covenant, Spirit multitude, Manoah 4. What group received the angels’ announcement of the birth of Jesus? Carpenters, Shepherds, Tentmakers, Masons 5. Where was the young child when the Magi came to visit Him to present gifts? Manger, Under the stars, House, Temple 6. From Matthew 2, to what country did Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus flee? Jordan, Syria, Oman, Egypt
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Name the last N.L. pitcher before St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright in 2009 to not win the Cy Young Award despite getting more first-place votes than the winner? Who was the last rookie pitcher to be a 20-game winner in the major leagues? Who was the first Division I-A college football player to pass for 300 or more yards and run for 200 or more yards in the same game? Name the player who holds the record for most NBA regular-season games played. How old was Jimmy Carson when he tallied 55 goals for the Los Angeles Kings in 1987-88? When was the last time Mexico’s men’s soccer team reached the World Cup quarterfinals? Who holds the single-season record for the most wins in World Cup skiing?
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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My German shepherd, “Sandy,” is a sweet-tempered dog who has a loud bark but is not aggressive at all. She will lie down once a visitor comes in and stop barking without my telling her to. However, every morning she goes over to a hole in our fence and waits until the neighbor’s dog is let out to play. Then, she’ll growl and bark like mad. The other dog will do the same, rushing up to the hole and snarling at Sandy. I’m afraid if they see each other in the street, they’ll fight. What can I do? -- Jane T. in Dothan, Ala. DEAR JANE: Is your neighbor aware of the situation? What’s his or her take? If you haven’t talked about the dogs’ behavior with them yet, do so. Don’t issue any ultimatums, just say, “Have you noticed our dogs growl at each other through the fence? Does it worry you?” The easiest short-term solution, after talking to the
neighbors, is to fix the hole in the fence. This might stop the territorial barking and growling, although neighbor dogs tend to bark at each other despite fences they can’t see through. If your neighbors agree, arrange a “play date” to see how your dogs act when they’re in the same space together. Both should be on a leash and controlled by their owner. If they show any aggression like snarling or lunging, separate them immediately. A fight could make the aggression worse. Your dog and the neighbors’ dog may be relegated to barking at each other through a fence that doesn’t allow them to see each other, in order to keep the peace. Looking for more pet advice and information? Check out pawscorner.com online! Send your pet questions and tips to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.
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Christmas cards, and these cards often show the Holy Family in a Chinese setting. Santa Claus is known as Sing Daan Lou Yan (Christmas Old Man) in Cantonese or Sheng Dan Lo Ren in Mandarin.
• There is a sweet Christmas tradition in Scandinavia. A little gnome called Julenisse puts the presents under the Christmas tree at night. The children leave a bowl of porridge out for him.
• It is from Scandinavia that most of our Yule log traditions derive. The dark cold winters inspired the development of traditions concerned with warmth and light. Yuletide, meaning “the turning of the sun” or the winter solstice, has traditionally been a time of extreme importance in Scandinavia.
• For a long time, it was considered dangerous to sleep alone on Christmas Eve. The extended family, master and servant alike, would sleep together on a freshly spread bed of straw.
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• The Yule log was originally an entire tree, carefully chosen and brought into the house with great ceremony. The butt end would be placed into the hearth while the rest of the tree stuck out
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Asthma Usually Controllable DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 50-year-old female, and I have asthma that seems to be getting worse. In October, I got the H1N1 flu and had to go to the hospital twice because of breathing problems. I get scared every time I have a simple cold. I was told that my asthma is allergy-induced, and I have been on a daily inhaler ever since. I saw an allergist, who tested me and wanted to put me on allergy shots. He said they may or may not work, but they don’t cure asthma. Then what’s the point? Does oxygen help? Are there natural ways to prevent asthma? -- M.M. ANSWER: Asthma is a chronic condition. Looking for a cure is not realistic in many cases. Looking for control is realistic. It’s an inflammation of the airways -- the bronchi, the tubes that bring fresh air into the lungs and remove carbon dioxide from the lungs. The inflammation makes the airways very sensitive. They constrict on slight provocation and obstruct the flow of air. Furthermore, they pour out thick mucus, which adds to airflow obstruction. Respiratory viruses do trigger attacks, and that’s why the flu virus was such a problem for you. You should be sure to get the yearly flu vaccine. Allergies can be another trigger for attacks. Allergy shots are not guaranteed to stop them, but they can
For an acute attack, you need a medicine that acts quickly to dilate airways. Albuterol (Proventil) is such a medicine. If your long-term control medicine isn’t preventing attacks, get another. The list of asthma medicines is very long. Oxygen is helpful in severe attacks. I know of no natural substance that alleviates asthma. The asthma booklet describes the many treatments for asthma. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 602W, 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.
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into the room. The tree would be fed into the fire and the entire process was carefully timed to last the entire Yule season.
• The Chlausjagen Festival or Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in Switzerland at dusk on December 6. The week before Christmas, children dress up and visit homes with gifts. Ringing church bells to call people to midnight mass has become a tradition, and each village competes with the next for the “best” bell ringing. After the service, families gather to share homemade doughnuts called ringli and hot chocolate.
• A Maltese Christmas traditionally is centered on the Christ’s crib or presepju. The child’s version of the church crib is called grolta. The crib figures are called pasturi and represent Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, angels, villagers and animals such as cows and sheep.
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• Wreaths have a long history that can be traced back to the ancient Druids. They believed that holly, an evergreen with bright red berries, had magical properties. Wreaths were first created when holly and other evergreens were arranged in a circular shape.
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• It was French playwright Albert Guinon who made the following sage observation: “There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.” • Most people at all familiar with the name Max Schmeling know him as the Great Nazi Hope, the boxer produced by Adolf Hitler in the 1930s to defeat Joe Louis, supposedly proving Aryan superiority. (He did defeat Louis in a match in 1936, though he lost a rematch in 1938.) What most people don’t realize, though, is that Schmeling did not subscribe to Hitler’s beliefs -he wasn’t even a member of the Nazi party. In fact, during World War II, Schmeling risked his life to save two Jewish children. • For reasons that are unclear now, the Supreme Court in 1893 declared that a plant eaten during
• What do King Henry VIII, science-fiction author H.G. Wells, English naturalist Charles Darwin, American author Edgar Allan Poe and composer Sergey Rachmaninoff have in common? They all married their cousins. • The 1958 film “Gigi,” starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier, has the distinction of having the shortest title of any film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. • The home of sitting U.S. presidents, the White House, didn’t become widely known as the White House until 1902, during Theodore Roosevelt’s term in office. The building was originally called the President’s Palace, but the word “palace” was deemed to be too royal-sounding, so the name was changed to the Executive Mansion. Thought for the Day: “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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• On Dec. 26, 1606, William Shakespeare’s play “King Lear” is performed at the court of King James I of England. Shakespeare’s plays were not published during his lifetime. After his death, two members of his troupe collected copies of his plays and printed what is now called the First Folio (1623). • On Dec. 24, 1809, Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson, celebrated hero of the American West, is born in Richmond, Ky. Although he spent much of his life fighting Indians, Carson apparently had great sympathy and respect for them -- in 1867 he became the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Colorado Territory. • On Dec. 25, 1914, just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease fire and commence to sing Christmas carols. The soldiers of Germany, Russia, France and Britain exchanged presents of cigarettes and plum puddings and even played a good-natured game of soccer. • On Dec. 21, 1945, Gen. George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. 3rd Army, dies from injuries suffered not in battle, but in a freak car accident in Germany. Never diplomatic, Patton once berated and slapped a hospitalized soldier diagnosed with “shell shock,” whom Patton accused of “malingering.” • On Dec. 22, 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. Her parents had never learned parenting skills, so she was reared by zookeepers. Colo, the oldest living gorilla in captivity, went on to become a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother.
1. Line cookie sheet with foil. 2. Microwave semisweet chocolate in bowl on medium power 1 minute; stir. Keep microwaving at 15-second intervals, stirring, until melted and smooth; set aside. Repeat process with white chocolate. 3. Spread semisweet chocolate on prepared cookie sheet about 1/3-inch thick. Drop tablespoons white chocolate on top. Swirl chocolates together with tip of knife to marble. Sprinkle with crushed candy.
A: Grab some replacement bulbs (the same type and size, rated for outdoor lights) and start following the strings to the first bulb that isn’t lit. Take a close look at the bulb -- if you can see a tiny dark spot in the middle or the glass is generally darker than that of nearby bulbs, you’ve probably located your burnt bulb. Another more telling clue is that the entire string beyond the bulb is also not lighting up. The reason the string behind the burned-out bulb doesn’t light is because in most Christmas light strings, the bulb assemblies act as individual fuses. When a bulb burns out -- the filament inside the glass breaks, preventing electricity from traveling along it -- the bulb acts as a circuit breaker of sorts and stops electricity from conducting all the way along the wire. In newer strands, you’ll see the lights go out behind the burned-out bulb but work up to that point. Older light strands would completely break the circuit, meaning no lights would work -- and leading to much more tedious time spent searching for that elusive burnt bulb. To replace, simply pop out the old bulb (you may need to unhook a small plastic latch at the base of the bulb receptacle to pop out the bulb assembly), being careful not to break the glass, and snap in a new bulb of the same type. Test the strand by plugging it in. Work your way along the strand and replace any other burned-out bulbs. HOME TIP: Use only light strands rated for outdoor use on outside lighting.
4. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until firm. Peel off foil; break bark into pieces. It will keep for about a month in an airtight container in refrigerator. Serves 11. • Each serving: About 142 calories, 8g total fat (5g saturated), 2mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 18g total carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 2g protein.
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• On Dec. 20, 1963, more than two years after the Berlin Wall was constructed by East Germany to prevent its citizens from fleeing its communist regime, nearly 4,000 West Berliners are allowed to cross into East Berlin to visit relatives. • On Dec. 23, 1982, the Missouri Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control inform residents of Times Beach, Mo., that their town was contaminated when the chemical dioxin was sprayed on its unpaved roads. The whole town was evacuated and demolished.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although taking advice isn’t always easy for the headstrong Sheep, you might want to consider what someone Memory Lane you respect says about an upcoming decision. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new offer is tempting, but don’t be bullied into a quick deciHave you made a memory book for those sion. Rely on your keen Bovine business sense to who come after you? This is a project that’s alert you to anything that might be questionable. • “Sew buttons on the top wrist area of gloves or better done sooner rather than later, and the mittens for children (works for adults, too!). They GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your Gemini Twin quiet week between Christmas and New Year’s can be buttoned to a coat or pocket. They stay nature rallies to help you deal with this week’s Day is perfect for getting started. Consider it a attached, and it’s easier for kids to unbutton gloves gift to future generations of your whole life in hectic schedules, both in your personal and prothan to unpin them. On my children’s jackets that have no buttons, I sewed a small strip of fleece pictures and words. fessional lives. One caution: Watch your diet. into the pocket with a buttonhole on it.” -- G.S. in CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Avoid rushing to Things to include: Canada make up for time lost on a stalled workplace op• When camping, use this important tip: Store toilet Written text -- Whether you use typed and eration. Best to set up a schedule and pace yourpaper in a coffee can with a lid. It’s watertight -- no printed pages or write in longhand, it’s your self. Welcome the help of colleagues. dampness will ruin your TP. words that have the most value. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Despite those glitter• “I like pretty buttons, and I use them to keep track ing holiday distractions you love so well, be sure Photos -- Pick out some photos to include of my earrings. I pin a pair of earrings through the to keep your feline senses set on high to alert you holes of a button, and store them all in a bowl. This in your book and write about each one. Start at way, I get to enjoy both the buttons and the earto anything that might require fast action. the beginning with your earliest photographs, rings.” -- C.L. in Virginia Georgia Primus, LCCW Volunteer which might include your parents. Include VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Making an • “I hang a bag of clothespins in our laundry closet. school photos through the years. Add in teenage effort to restore fraying relationships proves to be &basket, Former Resident When adding an item to the I (or my famheartthrobs, your wedding and pictures of your more successful than you dared hope. The holiily members) clip a clothespin to any areas that own children as they came along. days also bring new friends into your life. need extra attention. We do this if there’s a stain, or if it needs to be dry-cleaned or hand-washed, for Georgia Primus blesses LCCW on every LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Private Music of the times -- If you can’t remember example.” -- P.L., via e-mail and professional matters compete for your atthe names of favorite songs or the year they Thursday, volunteering, sharing gospel singing... • Coffee filters are excellent for applying shoe poltention. Be honest in your assessment of which came out, look online or even in your own So when Georgia experienced knee surgery, she ish. should get more of it, and for how long. record collection. came here for her therapy. Therapy was needed(October 23 to November 21) A seemSCORPIO News of the day -- Look online at history. ingly endless to help Georgia regain her independence with list of must-do tasks is best handled com to refresh your memory of specific dates by tackling them one by one, and taking energyand how events affected you. activities of daily living. restoring timeouts between each job. return Georgia States: “I would definitley Memorabilia -- Was your spouse or a parent SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) in the military? Do you still have all the letters A vexing relationship seems destined to deterioto Life Care Center of Waynesville if and sent home? Consider adding some of them to rate no matter what each side tries to do. A third when I have surgery on my other knee!” to the collection, or at least some selected quotes. party’s advice just might prove helpful. everyone!” CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) NOTE: Are your photographs all in boxes? 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