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EPONYMS (continued): • Several botanists have lent their name to plants and flowers. The colorful zinnia takes its name from a German botanist born in 1727, Johann Zinn. The Cape Jessamine, commonly known as the gardenia, honors a Scottish-American botanist, Alexander Garden. Anders Dahl, born in 1751 in Sweden, is the source of the designation for the vibrant perennial dahlia.

n If you have hazy mirrors from hairspray use, clean them with rubbing alcohol.

• Although German chemist Robert Bunsen developed the best-known antidote against arsenic poisoning to date, and was a pioneer in using electrolysis to produce pure metals, he is remembered mostly for his design of a gas burner for use in the laboratory. His invention, which provided a very hot and clean flame, is known as the Bunsen burner.

n “Clothespins can be used for many things. I have glued magnets to several and use them to clip together coupons and for holding mail that is addressed and needs to go to the mailbox. I can then use the magnet on the refrigerator or my steel front door.” -- R.R. in Ohio n “If you have a small family, it can be hard to take advantage of the greatest deals: buying in bulk. You aren’t saving money if you pay for things that go to waste. Why not see if there are any seniors or singles in your area who would want to join together? My daughter and a few of her college friends were able to add variety and stretch their food budget by banding together on produce.” -- C.L. in Oregon

• Dick Button gained fame in the 1948 Olympics by being the first to complete a double axel jump in competition. Alois Lutz was an Austrian figure skater who invented the lutz jump, in 1913. This jump calls for the right toepick to make the leap, followed by a full turn in the air. • A young French acrobat was responsible for designing a skin-tight garment that made it easier to perform his stunts as well as show off his muscular physique. Jules Leotard called the item a maillot, but shortly after his death, people began to call it a leotard. Leotard was the first to perform a mid-air somersault and to jump from one trapeze bar to another. He was also the subject of the 1867 song, “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze.” His death at the young age of 28 had nothing to do with his risky career, but rather was likely due to smallpox or cholera.

n “I have a small sponge at the bottom of my umbrella stand to collect the water that drips off of umbrellas. When the day clears up, I take it out to dry. I try to remember to wash it periodically in the clothes washer to keep mildew from forming. It has worked for me for many years.” -- C.L. in Tennessee n Make your own whipped cream by whipping evaporated skim milk. For more volume, put the milk and the bowl in the freezer for a few minutes before whipping. n “I started keeping a container of baby wipes in the kitchen when my little one was learning to self-feed. What a mess. I have kept them there because they are so convenient for small spills. I use the pop-up variety to wipe my hands or to quick-clean. There are millions of uses for these small, damp towels.” -- F.D. in Kansas

• An artillery shell filled with small bullets designed to scatter a shower of shot and fragments was the brainstorm of Henry Shrapnel, an English officer. He invented the shrapnel shell for cannons in 1784.

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• The French ambassador to Portugal in 1559 was a 29-year-old man named Jean Nicot. Sent to Portugal on a diplomatic trip, he returned with tobacco plants, and introduced them to the French court. As more and more of the upper crust of Paris used the plant, Nicot gained recognition, and the plant began to be referred to as Nicotina. As the years went by, the word nicotine became the term for just the active ingredient. • Figure skating fans are familiar with the terms double axel and triple lutz, but where did these expressions come from? The axel is named for Axel Paulsen, a Norwegian figure skater who was the first to perform the jump in 1882. Ironically, Paulsen performed this forward take-off jump in speed skates rather than figure skates. • When a group of people take the law into their own hands, it’s often referred to as a lynch mob. This term takes its name from Charles Lynch, an 18th-century American revolutionary who ran his own private court, punishing those loyal to England at the time of the American Revolution.

Health vs. Cells Phones ARE CELL PHONES A HEALTH HAZARD? You can’t open the newspaper or turn on the television nowadays without reading or hearing about cell phones causing brain cancer. One state is even about to require that warnings be placed on the phones. It’s almost enough to make you stop using them. There have been multiple studies around the world with conflicting and contradictory results. Can cell phones cause brain cancer? The jury is still out. On the other side of the coin, there are some very good reasons for seniors to have a cell phone, not the least of which is being able to contact someone if there’s an emergency when you’re out driving. If you’re running late for an appointment, isn’t it easier to pick up your cell phone and call than to drive up and down the street looking for a pay phone? And what if you need directions? Now we find that there might be a plus to cell phone use: The phones might protect against Alzheimer’s disease. A study done with mice by the University of South Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center indicates that exposure to the electromagnetic waves of cell phones might even reverse memory problems. Those waves, it seems, break apart the brain plaque accumulation that is part of Alzheimer’s disease. Not only that, but in the study, the memory levels of normal mice increased. Researchers wonder if exposure to electromagnetic fields could actually be a treatment for Alzheimer’s in humans, and they are currently working on that. Still, there’s nothing that says you have to talk on the cell phone all the time. And now, with this new Alzheimer’s research, maybe there’s a reason to keep the phone. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them in her column whenever possible. Do not send any material requiring return mail. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to letters.kfws@hearstsc.com.

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EPONYMS (continued): • A Presbyterian minister who was an advocate of healthy living touted the use of coarse wheat flour because of its high fiber content. Sylvester Graham, an ardent vegetarian, is credited with the invention of graham crackers, named for the flour he regularly promoted as more nutritious and healthy. • Outstanding achievements in the theater are rewarded with Tony Awards, named in honor of Antoinette “Tony” Perry. At a young age, Tony determined she wanted to be an actress and made her acting debut in 1905. She thrived in her stage career until 1927, when she suffered a stroke and its resulting facial paralysis. She left the stage for the position of director, as well as working toward establishing a training school for those desiring to enter the profession. Upon her death, because of her many contributions to theater, an annual awards ceremony was launched in her honor. The first Tony Awards were bestowed in 1947. • A Civil War general’s sense of style gave way to a term we use for facial hair. General Ambrose Burnside sported an unusual facial hair style, with his moustache joined to the hair in front of his ears. Originally called burnsides, they were later renamed sideburns. • A young man’s ill health led to the invention of an American legend. John Stetson was living in New Jersey when his doctor advised him to move out West, where he worked in Colorado’s gold fields. The son of a hatmaker, Stetson experimented with developing a hat appropriate for the area’s severe weather conditions. He started with a wide brim and a waterproof lining. Its tall crown made it perfect for carrying water, although not the ten gallons its nickname claimed. In 1865, calling the hat the “Boss of the Plains,” Stetson began manufacturing his creation. Twenty years later he had 4,000 workers, and this generous boss provided free health care to his employees. At the time of his death in 1906, Stetson’s factory was cranking out about two million hats a year.

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Charles Hardin Holley enjoyed a brief 18 months of success as Buddy Holly in the late 1950s. This week, Tidbits looks at the young man whose influence is still apparent today. • Charles Holley’s last name was misspelled on his first recording contract with Decca, and he used Holly the remainder of his career. As a young child in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy learned to play the violin, guitar, and piano. After seeing Elvis in a live performance in Lubbock in 1955, he began changing his music to more of a “rockabilly” style. His band the Crickets included Waylon Jennings on bass. • Although Buddy Holly released only three albums during his short career, his style influenced many musicians, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. The Beatles and the Hollies even named their bands after Buddy.

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Prison City Publishing BICYCLES (continued): TM • In the 1890s, the first “modern” bicycles appeared: chain-driven vehicles with similarly-sized tires. These were safer than the high-wheel models (and were even called “safety bicycles” as a result), but proved a step backwards in comfort. While the long spokes of high-wheel bikes absorbed bumps and ruts, the smaller wheels on these new bikes, particularly when coupled with the hard-rubber tires of the Samantha Mazzotta era, made for jarring, unpleasant rides.

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DEAR PET BITS: I have a neighbor in my apartment building who I occasionally see carrying his little Pekingese outside, setting her on the sidewalk and holding her by the tail as he encourages her to “go.” He’s a very nice guy, and other than this unusual method is kind to his dog, but I think this is a very inappropriate way to handle a dog. Is there anything I can do to help this little dog? -- Concerned in Framingham, Mass.

DEAR CONCERNED: Communication is the best way to deal with any perceived problem. If he’s a nice guy and you have spoken with him before, come down and say hello to him when he’s outside with his dog. Ask if you can pet the dog. You’ll want to broach the subject of the tail-holding during the conversation. Ask him if he has a leash for the dog and why he doesn’t use it. There may be a reason why -- such as the dog not behaving well while on the leash.

If behavior is an issue, ask what kind of leash he’s using. • More than a million bicycles were sold in the Some dogs doStates better using a harness-type because it United by the time 1895leash, rolled around, fits them than a collarwould type. There’s alsothe but more one comfortably last improvement propel the must-own category: pneua lotbicycle of adviceinto available to help owners train theirthe dogs to matic tire. Under the guidance of the Pope behave on the leash, so perhaps you can get him a book on Manufacturing Company (which made bithe subject or, ifthe youHartford own a dog,Rubber offer pointers. cycles), Works produced America’s first tires 1895.they ProSome owners don’t put pneumatic a leash on their dogin because viding a much softer ride, they soon became a claim not to have the time. If this is the reason, gently remind standard feature on all bicycle models. him that the leash is for the dog’s safety and that it may help • Dozens of smaller-scale improvements boosted her “go” more comfortably the current method. the speed, comfort,than longevity and performance of bicycles the 20thlight century. As women In any case, keep during the conversation and casual, or at began to find them as necessary as men, two least polite. Striking up a friendship can be rewarding for varieties of bicycle were made. Men’s bikes yourwere neighbor, youself his dog. built with and an extra stabilizer bar across the top of the bike. Women’s bikes omitted the bar,

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n It was Franois VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld and prince de Marcillac, a noted 17th-century French author and memoirist, who made the following sage observation: “Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks more of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak.”

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n The shortest street on record can be found in the small town of Wick, Scotland. Ebenezer Place is a mere 6 feet, 9 inches long.

n Rutherford B. Hayes, the country’s 19th president, was the first to install a phone in the White House.

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recording was made. The piece of music so immortalized was Tchiakovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.”

n Although we tend to think of the bikini as a modern fashion innovation, two-piece bathing suits can be seen in murals in the ancient city of Pompeii.

BUDDY HOLLY (continued): • One of the Crickets’ biggest hits, “Peggy Sue,” was originally entitled “Cindy Lou.” This was to honor Holly’s sister, whose middle name was Lou, and her daughter Cindy. However, the group’s drummer had recently quarreled with his2nd girlfriend Peggy Sue, and he asked Quarter 2006 22 title could be changed in Holly if the Week song’s May 28 - Jun 3 an attempt to impress her. Back Page • It’s believed that a line from a John Wayne movie was the inspiration for one of Holly’s hits. Wayne repeatedly utters, “That’ll be the day” in the 1956 movie The Searchers, and Holly spun a song around the phrase. • While visiting a music publisher’s office, Buddy fell for the receptionist, Maria Elena Santiago. He invited her out for dinner that night, and proposed marriage on their first date. Less than two months later, Maria, who had never even had a date before meeting Holly, married him at his parents’ home. • One of Holly’s signature singing techniques was the glottal stop, the unique “hiccup” style he added to his music. • Suffering from poor eyesight of 20/800, Holly was one of the first musicians to wear eyeglasses on stage. • A three-week concert tour dubbed the Winter Dance Party was offered to the Crickets, along with “The Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens, among others. The tour opened on a cold January night in 1959 in the Midwest. Eleven days into the tour, in the midst of bitter cold temperatures, Holly’s bus, which had experienced numerous breakdowns, was without a heater. They had completed their gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The musicians were tired, and the Bopper had the flu, so Holly made the decision to charter a plane to their next destination, Fargo, North Dakota. Bass player Waylon Jennings gave up his seat to the ailing Bopper. Valens flipped a coin to gain his seat from another band member. Five and a half

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n The Hundred Years’ War actually lasted 116 years.

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He spoke his last words in his birth tongue, German, and it seems that the nurse who was attending him during his last moments spoke only English.

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In 2009, Ian Kinsler became the fourth Texas Rangers player to hit for the cycle in a game. Name two of the first three to do it. How many times has St. Louis’ Albert Pujols hit fewer than 32 home runs in a major-league season? Who was the last running back to win an NFL rushing title and a Super Bowl in the same season? Twice during the 1980s, a school had backto-back winners of the John Wooden Award for the top men’s college basketball player. Name the two schools and the players involved. Colorado goaltender Craig Anderson tied an NHL record in 2009 for most wins in October (10). Who else holds the mark? Who was the last NASCAR driver before Jamie McMurray in 2009 to win one of the final 10 races of the season despite not being in the Chase for the Cup?

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For advertising: e-mail sales@fingerlakestidbits.com or call: 315.283.2837 BUDDY HOLLY (continued): miles after takeoff, the Beechcraft Bonanza crashed to Earth, killing all aboard. Buddy was just 22 years old, Ritchie Valens only 17. • Don McLean was 13 years old when Buddy Holly was killed. In 1971, McLean penned a tribute to him, “American Pie,” which refers to “the day the music died.” McLean has remained close-mouthed about the meaning of the title, replying once when asked what “American Pie” meant: “It means I never have to work again.” • Twenty-one years after the crash, an envelope marked “Charles Hardin Holly” was found by the sheriff of Mason County, Iowa, in some old records at the courthouse. It contained Holly’s glasses, the Big Bopper’s watch, a cigarette lighter, and some dice, all of which were returned to the families.

YOU NEED A HOBBY!

Everybody needs a hobby, a pastime they enjoy, something to collect. Tidbits looks at both the common and unusual choices that people make. • Philatelists enjoy studying and collecting stamps. An avid philatelist might know that the first postage stamp was called a Penny Black, and was issued in Great Britain in 1840, featuring the image of Queen Victoria. Beatle John Lennon began collecting stamps as a young boy. Visitors to the National Postal Museum at the Smithsonian Institute can view his 145-page album containing more than 550 stamps, with his signature on the flyleaf.

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Since Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, every US President has proclaimed March as National Red Cross Month in celebration of the mission of the agency and services which the 727 chapters and National Headquarters offer to the nation. Locally, the Cayuga County Chapter has been helping Auburn and Cayuga County prevent, prepare for and respond to disaster and emergencies since 1917. While some service have changed or been re-tooled in 93 years, the mission remains consistent. With the start of the fiscal year in July, staff and dedicated volunteers have trained 1,117 citizens in first aid, CPR, AED, Babysitter Training and other skills which can save a life; responded to 11 calls for emergency assistance following a devastating home fire; collected 3,050 units of blood from 3,178 donors; lent 35 medical items through the Loan Closet; and offered emergency energy assistance to 131 families which impacted 367 individuals. Additionally, AmeriCorpsVISTA have taught 1,319 children from age 3 – 3rd grade how to stop the spread of germs and simple first aid skills and have lead 826 people through the simple steps to be prepared for an emergency at home and, through a program for military families, the chapter has completed 27 Service to the Military calls connecting families and their loved ones in the military. The Chapter wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the Cayuga County community following the January earthquakes in Haiti. As of March 4, over 140 people have donated a total of $14,634.55 which has been earmarked to by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society to treat nearly 33,660 people at health care facilities and by mobile teams; vaccinate 60,000 against diseases including

measles; distribute 30 million liters of drinking water; build 580 latrines; offer shelter including tents, tarps and tools to 350,000 people and deploy 100 Americans to support international relief efforts. There are 80,000 families in Port-au-Prince, Leogane and Jacmel whose basic needs will be meet. In the coming months and years, the Red Cross will work with partners to rebuild the many different services which communities require to function including establishing water and sanitation systems, health programs and sustainable livelihoods. Together, the United Nations, Red Cross and the Government of Haiti are completing assessment of longer-term recovery needs. There are 600 Red Cross and Red Crescent teams from nearly 40 countries working as a powerful engine for relief in Haiti. As of January 12, the Red Cross has helped nearly 1.9 million Haitians allocating $83 million in areas of food and water, shelter and health and family services and has raised $333 million toward that goal. Of special note are the incredible efforts of Owasco Elementary School which hosted ”Hats for Haiti” raising $1,532.79; A.A. Gates Elementary School of Port Byron which sold ceramic pins called “Hearts for Haiti” raising $1,086.50; Weedsport Middle School SGO which raised $1,665.50 and Roosevelt Baptist Memorial Church which donated $2,095. These local donations will support all that is need in a small country in the Caribbean. Donations are accepted on-line at www.redcross. org or by mail or hand delivered to the Chapter at 11 State Street, Auburn. For more information about all the Red Cross offers, contact the Chapter at 252 – 9596, chapter@ccredcross.org or www. redcross.org

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YOU NEED A HOBBY! (continued): • Those who collect comic books are called pannapictagraphists. Until recently, actor Nicolas Cage was an avid collector, but he auctioned off his collection for over $1.6 million. His collection included the first copy of Superman’s appearance, which sold for $86,250, and the Detective Comic which introduced Batman’s sidekick Robin , which brought in $132,250. Other celebrity collectors include Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Affleck. Affleck, fond of Daredevil comics since childhood, landed the title role in the 2003 film Daredevil. • Brandophilists, those who collect cigar bands, are pretty much a dying breed. Although the hobby was very popular in the early 1900s, it began to die out by the 1930s. The quality of cigar bands declined after the 1920s, since they were produced by a less expensive printing process. Except for a very few exceptions, a cigar band collection isn’t worth very much. • Brent Dixon of Valdosta, Georgia is an avid copoclephilist. He started collecting key chains in 2001 and has now amassed close to 41,500. • From wooden to bisque, from Barbie to Madame Alexander, a plangonologist knows the score. This term refers to one who collects dolls. • Nick Vermeulen has a rather unusual hobby, that of collecting airline sickness bags. This Dutch gentleman has been accumulating barf bags since 1970, and his stockpile now approaches the 5,500 mark, with bags from more than 1,060 different airlines. • Depression glass made its debut in the mid1920s. The glassware in pretty pastel shades such as green, pink, and yellow found its way into American homes in boxes of oatmeal, through giveaways at movie theaters and gas stations, and from the five-and-dime stores. Collectors will recognize the pattern names of Miss America, Queen Mary, and Cameo Ballerina. • If you own a collection net, aspirator, relaxing jar, or pinning block, you just might be an entomologist, one who collects insects. A representative collection might include hymenoptera (wasps, ants, bees), homoptera (aphids, leafhoppers, cicadas), coleopteran (beetles), and ephemeroptera (mayflies). If one’s collection is specific to butterflies, that person is a lepidopterist. The Lyman Entomological Museum in Quebec, Canada is home to 2.8 million specimens of insects and arthropods. • A visit to the seashore might spur someone to become a conchologist, one who collects shells. A phillumenist is interested in amassing matchbook covers, oologists collect birds’ eggs, and sucrologists pick up sugar packets wherever they may go. • Autograph hounds are known as philographists. Collecting autographss can be a risky business since the FBI has determined that about 70% of autograph memorabilia on the market are forgeries. The real thing, however, can be quite lucrative. A letter handwritten by Beethoven recently fetched $50,000, and a letter written by Jackie Onassis brought in $10,500.

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Macular Degeneration and Cataract Surgery DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is it possible to get wet macular degeneration from a scratch on the left eye during cataract surgery, or could it have been a cyst that caused wet macular degeneration? I am 85, and my right eye is perfect. I had cataract surgery on that eye also. -- C. ANSWER: A scratch on the eye isn’t likely to cause macular degeneration. The possibility of cataract surgery leading to macular degeneration is a remote one. More than 6,000 people who had had a cataract removed were followed for five years after the operation. Slightly more people who had the operation developed macular degeneration, dry or wet, in the operated eye than did a similar group of people who had not had an operation. This isn’t proof that cataract surgery leads to macular degeneration. The same risks that cause cataracts also cause macular degeneration. The numbers that do develop it after cataract removal are small. A cause-and-effect relationship has not been proven. I am not clear what you mean by a cyst causing the degeneration. In what part of the eye was the cyst? I have not seen a link between cysts and macular degeneration. The retina is the back layer of the eye, the layer that converts incoming images into nerve signals that can be transmitted to the brain so we can see. The macula is a small, round

area of the retina where there’s an aggregation of cells that are essential for central vision -- the kind of vision needed to read a paper, watch TV and drive. Dry macular degeneration, accounting for 85 percent to 90 percent of cases, is a wasting away of macular cells. Wet macular degeneration results from a sprouting of blood vessels in that region. Those newly formed blood vessels leak fluid and destroy macular vision. Procedures are available that can halt the progression of wet macular degeneration. The booklet on macular degeneration explains both kinds and what is available to help those with this common eye problem. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 701W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. 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. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2010 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserve


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