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Beginning with gardens, booths, arcades and fireworks, and progressing to multi-billion dollar theme parks, amusement parks have long been a source of enjoyment and relaxation. This week, Tidbits looks at just a few that have made history over the years. • The world’s oldest amusement park still operating in its original location is Bakken, situated in the woods north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It opened in 1583 after a running spring was discovered that was believed to have medicinal powers. Soon after, traveling theater troupes and horse shows were added to the park, and in later years, cafes, carousels and a music hall.

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AMUSEMENT PARKS (continued): The stage at Lake Compounce has hosted such names as Houdini, Frank Sinatra and Count Basie. Admission to a 1941 show featuring a young 1. THEATER: Which musical featured a song with the lyrSinatra performing with the Tommy Dorsey ics, “I feel pretty, oh so pretty”? Band could be had for $1.10. Although visitors 2. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “From Here to can now ride a state-of-the- art roller coaster Eternity”? 3. GEOGRAPHY: In what city would you find the Brandenand white water raft trip, the park maintains its burg Gate? charm with a 1927 coaster, a carousel from 1911 4. MUSIC: Which Southern rock band had a Top Ten and an antique trolley. single with “Imaginary Lover”? 5. MOVIES: In which movie did longtime game-show host • The famous Coney Island started out as a beach Bob Barker make his debut? resort consisting of three amusement parks, 6. SCIENCE: What does an ornithologist study? racetracks and luxury hotels, and was home 7. COMPUTERS: What kind of computer file carries the to what is considered the first roller coaster in extension “.wma”? America. The Switchback Gravity Pleasure 8. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Who would use a Punnett Railway opened in 1884 at a cost of $1,600. At square? ten cents per ride, the park took in $600 to $700 9. TELEVISION: John Travolta got his big break playing Vinnie Barbarino on which television show? per day! Coney Island’s most famous coaster, 10. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, “Outside of a the 85-foot-high (26 meters) Cyclone, opened dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too in 1927 and was a twisting figure-8 coaster that dark to read”? cost $175,000 to build. The Cyclone was such a thrilling ride that one young man mute since birth regained his voice while riding it. “I feel sick!” were the first words of West Virginia coal miner Emilio Franco back in 1948. Now listed Step Up on the National Register of Historic Places, you to the Ultimate can still take a ride on the Cyclone, a one-minute, 50-second thrill. • As Pittsburgh bridge builder George Ferris sat at an engineer’s banquet where the 1893 Chicago 690 Missouri Ave STE 1 World’s Fair was being planned, he made a sketch St. Robert, MO of a large wheel on a napkin. That sketch was (573)336-5700 the beginning of a 264-foot- (80.4-meter) high wheel on a 45-foot (13.7-meter) axle that was the centerpiece of the Columbian Exposition. Each of its 36 cars contained revolving chairs holding 60 people, giving up to 2,160 people a ride each time. It took 20 minutes to load as it stopped for passengers to enter, then offered a nine-minute non-stop ride for the sum of 50 cents. During the time of the Exposition, the ride grossed $726,805.

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1. Is the Book of Daniel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What book’s first verse is, “The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth”? Ephesians, 3 John, Titus, 2 Peter 3. From Exodus 25, what was the cover on the Ark of the Covenant called? Mercy Seat, Mordecai, Mina Seat, Myrrhan 4. Which prophet was famous for his vision of the dry bones? Daniel, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Nathan 5. From Judges 4:4, who was the first female Israelite leader? Deborah, Esther, Ruth, Miriam 6. What is/was the first sin called? The Exodus, Eucharist, The Fall, Ephah

VA Inspector General Nails Phonies, Crooks Twice a year the Veterans Administration Office of the Inspector General issues a report describing what it’s been up to. The recently released report to Congress details the 120 audits, inspections, investigations and evaluations of the VA during the period from October 2009 to the end of March 2010.

During the past six months, the VAOIG has made 269 felony arrests, gotten 150 indictments and issued 232 administrative sanctions. It identified $276 million in invalid orders for unneeded goods and services that had not been delivered, orders that were left to linger in limbo. It issued fines and penalties and got restitution to the tune of $45 million. General savings and cost avoidance came in at $283 million. Crime took a big hit this time. The VAOIG closed 424 investigations and nailed 269 people for a whole laundry list of crimes, including drug theft, embezzlement, fraud, bribery, computer crimes, identity theft and property crimes. Admin sanctions is another successful area: One fiduciary alone (tasked with taking care of veterans’ finances) was sent away for 55

• On July 9, 1777, New York elects Brigadier Gen. George Clinton as the first governor of the independent state of New York. Clinton would go on to become New York’s longest-serving governor, as well as the longest-serving governor in the United States, holding the post until 1795. • On July 8, 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry, representing the U.S. government, sails into Tokyo Bay, Japan. The Japanese accepted letters from President Millard Fillmore, making the United States the first Western nation in two centuries to establish relations with Japan. • On July 10, 1887, a dam breaks in Zug, Switzerland, killing 70 people. The resulting wall of water was so powerful that rescue boats launched to assist people caught up in the sudden flood were ineffective as they capsized in the roiling waters. • On July 11, 1922, the Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters, opens. Its stage was a wooden platform with a canvas top and audiences sat on moveable benches set on the hillsides of the surrounding canyon. In 1926, a group of Los Angeles architects built the Hollywood Bowl’s first shell. • On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at a swimming pool in Paris. Reard dubbed the suit the “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic bomb test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week. • On July 7, 1962, “The Stripper,” by David Rose, becomes the No. 1 pop hit in America. When a Los Angeles disc jockey heard the piece, he thought it was so funny that he played it almost continuously during his program one day. Soon “The Stripper” was a national hit, and well on its way to becoming a permanent piece of American pop culture. • On July 6, 1976, in Annapolis, Md., the United States Naval Academy admits women for the first time in its history with the induction of 81 female midshipmen. In May 1980, Elizabeth Anne Rowe became the first woman member of the class to graduate.

months after stealing $1 million from 33 disabled veterans. The VAOIG did 22 inspections of the VA medical centers and looked at sterilizing medical equipment, credentialing procedures, theft and more. The phonies got it this time, too. A long list of people claiming to be veterans were caught, ordered to pay restitution in many cases, and tossed in jail. We get a lot for our money out of the VAOIG -- a return of $14 for every dollar spent on its investigations. Total net to the good: $673 million. If you want to read all the individual reports the VAOIG has issued during the past six months, go to: and click on Reports. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

AMUSEMENT PARKS (continued): The Ferris wheel operated there until April of 1894, when it was dismantled and relocated to a park on Chicago’s North Side. After eight years there, it was once again taken apart and the four-million-pound (1,814,369 kg) structure was taken by train to St. Louis for the 1904 World’s Fair. Sad to say, in 1906, the wheel was dynamited and sold as scrap iron. Even more unfortunate is the fact that George Ferris died in debt at age 37 of typhoid fever. • The only 19th century Ferris wheel remaining in the world, the Reisenrad, is located in Vienna, Austria’s Wurstelprater. That wheel was constructed in 1897. • If you love roller coasters, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is the place for you. Located at the edge of Lake Erie, it is the second oldest amusement park in America and boasts 17 coasters (the most in the world), from old-style wooden coasters to hydraulic launch rocket coasters. The Top Thrill Dragster, the secondfastest in the world, climbs to a height of 420 feet (128 meters) and reaches speeds of 120 mph (193 km/hr). If this is too much excitement for you, opt for the tamer Giga-Coaster, only 310 ft. (94 meters) tall and traveling a mild 93 mph (105 km/hr). • Cedar Point started out with a beer garden, bathhouse and dance floor in 1870. Its first roller coaster, the Switchback Railway, opened in 1892, and thrilled riders with its 10 mph (16 km/hr) speeds and 25-foot (7.6-meter) height. There was no chain lift, and cars had to be hauled to the top manually at the end of the ride. The park also featured a water swing and trapeze that soared out and threw riders into Lake Erie. By 1905, an elegant 600-room hotel graced the shoreline. Famed Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne was a young lifeguard on the lake’s beach in 1913.

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Helping Dachshund to Improve Her Aim By Samantha Mazzotta

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I have a 9-month-old Dachshund, “Betty,” whom I have trained to use “wet pads.” She has been very good, with one exception: When she has to urinate she gets her front paws on the pad and starts going, and the urine ends up half on the pad and the rest on the floor (thank God I have tile). It is hard for me to take her outside. I don’t want to scold her, as it would only confuse the situation. Any suggestions? -- Kay, via e-mail DEAR KAY: I like that you’re keeping Betty’s training positive, and I think that a combined solution can work here. Use a piece of wood to create a bumper that can be placed against the edge of the pee pad. It doesn’t need to be very high -- three or four inches at most -- but it should extend to both edges of the pad where Betty usually hangs her butt. Duct tape the wood to the

floor. Take Betty to the pee pad on a leash for the next few days, around the time that she typically uses it. Let her investigate the bumper, and then lead her onto the pad, facing her usual direction. Let her start peeing on her own. She should automatically move forward before squatting to pee. As soon as she does this and starts going, give her lots of praise and when she’s finished, add a treat and more praise. If she doesn’t automatically move up to avoid the bumper, stand in front of her while holding her leash and give the command “come,” and then “stay” when she’s in position. Let her continue the pee ritual and follow with lots of praise. The idea here is to get her to go “Oh, I get it!” or at least associate the middle of the pad with good things. When she starts going straight to that position without prompting, remove the bumper board. Repeat the training session, with lots of praise when she goes in the middle of the pad.



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• Six Flags opened its first park in Texas in 1961, and now has 20 parks across North America. It takes its name from the six flags that have flown over Texas through its history–those of Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. The first park featured an Indian village, railroad, stagecoach ride, gondola, Wild West shows and the pirate-themed attraction, Skull Island. • The Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey, is the world’s fastest and tallest coaster, racing to 128 mph (206 km/hr) from a height of 456 feet (139 meters). But that record is about to be broken. Ferrari World is due to open in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in October 2010, and will feature a coaster that will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/hr) in just two seconds. The best part? The train’s cars will look just like sporty, red Formula One Ferraris. • The first Legoland theme park opened in Billund, Denmark, in 1968. More than 33 million Lego blocks can be seen there in the replicas of Copenhagen Harbor (complete with operating boats), the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. There are now four parks worldwide, in Denmark, Germany, California and the United Kingdom.

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Most Don’t Have Second Heart Attack DEAR DR. DONOHUE: About six years ago, I had a heart attack. The doctor said there was hardly any damage. Is it likely that I will have another heart attack? I am overweight and have a hard time losing weight and keeping it off. -- C.P. ANSWER: The chance of a recurrent heart attack for men is 21 percent; for women, 33 percent. Looked at in the opposite way, the chances for not having a second heart attack are very good. Figures like these are deceptive when applied to an individual. A person’s efforts to decrease the risks of having another attack are the keys to not having one. Those risks include dealing with obesity. Even though weight loss is difficult for you, you must make an effort to reduce your weight. A dietitian can help you with the diet part. You have to increase your physical activity. Inactivity is an invitation to artery clogging and heart attacks. Ask your doctor what kind of exercise is safe for you. Walking is permitted for most, and walking is a way to strengthen your heart, clear your arteries and lose weight.

You also have to watch your cholesterol in all its forms. HDL cholesterol keeps heart arteries free of plaque buildup, and LDL cholesterol encourages it. You have to keep an eye on your blood pressure, another ingredient for heart attacks. The fact that your doctor said little damage was done to your heart puts you into a class of heart-attack patients who are at low risk for having another. The booklet on heart attacks discusses all aspects of this common problem that takes so many lives. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 102W, 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. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 23, just graduated from college and have my first full-time job. In high school, I ran track, both distance and sprints. I am trying to get myself back into condition. I can still run distances pretty well, but I can’t sprint. My legs hurt after a very short time. Why? Can I overcome it? -- P.M. ANSWER: Pain from sprinting comes from the buildup of lactic acid, a byproduct of anaerobic exercise, exercise done without the benefit of oxygen. If you haven’t been sprinting for four years, you can’t expect your body to do what it could back then. It takes time for it to gear up to lactic acid. You can overcome it by continuing to practice sprinting at a reduced pace

It seems like every week there’s a new scam aimed at seniors. Here are a few making the rounds. If you’re expecting a check from the government for a Medicare rebate (for the Part D drug coverage gap), you don’t have to do anything to get that check. Scammers are out there now trying to convince seniors that a “fee” is required to sign up. If you have Call Forwarding on your phone, scammers could hijack your phone. Someone will call you, pretend to be a phone repairman and ask you to press *72 (or 72#) and a certain phone number so your line can be checked. What that does is put your phone on permanent Call Forwarding. Chances are that calls like this are coming from a prison. None of your own calls will come through until you realize there’s a problem and disable the Call Forwarding. If you surf the Internet, beware of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. When so many people are gathered in one place on the Internet, there’s much that can go wrong. Don’t click on any links in messages, even from friends. It might start an automatic download of a program that sends out your password as you type it in. Once thieves have your password, they have control of your information. Keep your settings on Private. Feel free to be rude to those who call you on the telephone and ask for donations. Hang up, after saying, “Take this number off your list.” It’s your phone and your money. If you really want to make a donation to an organization, call and get information, but don’t do it because you got a phone call. You don’t know who’s really on the other end.

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DOLLY PARTON Singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist–Dolly Parton wears all these hats and wears them well! Follow Tidbits as we take a look at this superstar’s career. • A rundown one-room cabin in the tiny community of Locust Ridge, Tennessee, was home to the Parton family. Parton, the fourth of their 12 children, began writing songs at the age of four, and by age 10, was appearing on Knoxville radio and television programs. By age 13, she already had a recording contract and had appeared at the Grand Ole Opry. •

On the day after she graduated from high school, Parton was on the road to Nashville. She met her future husband, Carl Dean, at a local laundromat that very day. Carl, whom she married in 1966, owns a Nashville asphalt paving company and stays out of the limelight. Although Carl and Parton had no children of their own, they had the task of raising several of her younger siblings after they married. In 1967, country music star Porter Wagoner put Parton on his television show, and the two quickly became a popular duet couple. Over the next seven years, they delivered 15 Top Ten hits together, after which, Parton branched out as a solo artist.

• Her 1969 composition “Coat of Many Colors,” which painted a picture of her family’s extreme poverty, was written while Parton was on a tour bus with Wagoner. It told of her mother stitching a coat for Parton out of rags donated to the family, and of Parton rushing to school “with patches on my britches and holes in both my shoes.” Her mother compared her daughter’s coat to that of the Bible’s Joseph and his coat of many colors.

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• Stick a return-address sticker on the inside of your eyeglass case. If you leave it behind somewhere, you’ll up the odds of having it returned to you. • To remove grass stains, try dabbing with rubbing alcohol and blotting with a white, clean cloth. Repeat as necessary.

• To clean your oven, simply fill a small dish with ammonia and set it in the oven overnight. In the morning, you’ll be able to wipe the baked-on foods away. • “Baby oil will make a stainless-steel sink look superb. Just squirt a little on a paper towel and use it to shine the sink and surrounding area.” -- A Reader, via e-mail

• One way to untangle jewelry is to set it in a shallow dish of baby powder and then try to • “Make a drink cover with aluminum foil. work out the kinks. The powder acts as a lubriCover drink tightly, then poke a straw through cant, but won’t make your hands or fingers feel the foil. This will keep pesky bugs away from messy or greasy. your beverage. And you can jot your name

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• At the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Force, Tennessee, is home to one of Parton’s longtime dreams, a theme park called Dollywood, which opened in the mid-80s and is the state’s number one tourist attraction. She opened the state’s largest water park, Splash Country, in 2001. • The Dolly Parton Imagination Library donates a book every month to preschool children in 41 states, more than five million books annually. • Parton has had 110 singles hit the charts over the course of 40 years, with 25 of these in the number one spot. She employs well over 3,000 people in her entertainment businesses. She has published more than 3,000 songs, has seven Grammy Awards, and a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Yet, for all of her many accomplishments, Parton says her greatest honor is the bronze statue of her on her hometown’s courthouse lawn, “because it came from the people who know me.”

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July has been National Hot Dog Month since the U.S. Chamber of Commerce designated it as such in 1957. Let’s take a look at this summertime favorite food. • More than $1.6 billion was spent last year on hot dogs and sausages in U.S. supermarkets. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the average consumption of hot dogs in America is more than 800 per second! That’s a typical summer of about seven billion hot dogs. Residents of Los Angeles eat more hot dogs than any other locale, edging out second-place New York City. • July 4 is a big day for hot dogs. This year, Americans will consume about 150 million hot dogs on that day, which, laid end to end, will stretch the distance from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles five times. • What would the ballpark be without hot dogs? During Major League baseball season, the hot dogs consumed would stretch from Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Stadium to Florida’s Tropicana Field. That’s close to 21.3 million dogs! When baseball fans were polled, 63 percent said that hot dogs were the number one concession they couldn’t do without. Peanuts were a distant second at 18 percent. Hot dog vendors at the parks will haul around a bin that weighs about 40 pounds fully loaded and will experience average sales of 150 dogs while walking between four and five miles per game. • When visiting Calgary, Alberta, Canada, stop by The Tubby Dog and order up the Sherm’s Ultimate Gripper. What you’ll receive for $9.50 is a 1/3-lb. hot dog, wrapped in bacon and deepfried. It is topped with mustard, homemade chili, sautéed onions, grilled ham, banana peppers, bacon bits and a fried egg, before being smothered in nacho cheese.

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1. “West Side Story” 2. James Jones 3. Berlin 4. Atlanta Rhythm Section 5. “Happy Gilmore” with Adam Sandler 6. Birds 7. Audio 8. Geneticists use this chart to figure the heredity of genetic traits 9. “Welcome Back, Kotter” 10. Groucho Marx

1. In 1914, Eddie Collins (Philadelphia) and Johnny Evers (Boston) each won an MVP award. 2. Darrell Johnson, who managed the club from 1977 to 1980. 3. It was Oct. 8, 2000. 4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a game in 1975. 5. Eight times -- 1920, ‘24, ‘28, ‘32, 48, ‘52, 2002, ‘10. 6. Germany’s Juergen Klinsmann (1990, ‘94, ‘98). 7. Bob Kempainen had a time of 2:08:47 in 1994.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you don’t like to change plans once they’re set, once again, you might find that doing so can make a big difference in your favor. Family matters dominate the weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You continue to get encouragement for your proposals, including some support from unlikely sources. Use this positive flow to move forward with your plans. Good luck. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family matters are dominant this week. It’s a good time to be with those you love. It’s also a good time to contact and reunite with loved ones with whom you’ve lost touch. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be careful not to allow differences of opinion to create unpleasant feelings, especially in the workplace. A neutral observer could check out the situation and suggest a resolution. LEO (July 23 to August 22) While the Lion’s Den is the center of attention this week, with family matters dominating much of your time, workplace issues are also important. Try to find a balance between them. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The future of a new relationship could depend on how much the usually impatient-to-getthings-done Virgo is willing to stop pushing and let things happen naturally. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Worry over a loved one’s well-being is eased with good news from a sympathetic source. Your continued show of love and support is important. Stay with it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time to consider mending fences with someone you wish was back in your life. Forget about blame, and focus on the good things you once shared. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good week to start researching information regarding whatever changes you’re considering, whether it involves a new home, a new location or a new job. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A long-anticipated job opportunity could turn out to be less than you expected. But appearances might be deceiving. Check it out before you decide it’s not for you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Good news: Adapting to a new situation might come more easily than you expected. WANT YOUR OWN BUSIfrom NESS? You can TO lookRUN for continued support colleagues your Publishwho a appreciatePa percontributions. in Your Area If You Can Provide: Sales · A Computer · PISCES (February 19 Experience to March 20) Someone Desktop Publishing Software · A Reasonable Financial Investment youWe care for might need moreforreassurance provide the opportunity success! from the typically “unemotional” Pisces. Go 1.800.523.3096 ahead. Call Open up, and you might be surprised at what you find when you do. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a romantic at heart, although you can be amazingly practical when you need to be. Information in the Tidbits® Paper is gathered from sources considered to be reliable but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.

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Tidbits of Pulaski County Issue 7  

Tidbits of Pulaski County Issue 7

Tidbits of Pulaski County Issue 7  

Tidbits of Pulaski County Issue 7