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Tuesday • July 13, 2010 — D1

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Kids World

April trotter Lifestyle/Entertainment Editor Phone 240-7137

Fax 243-3121 E-mail atrotter@cumberlink.com

When kids speak out, The Sentinel listens

Kids Speak Out You won’t believe how my neighbor keeps cool ... You won’t believe how my neighbors keep cool. It all started last year. It was so hot, like more than 150 degrees. They moved from Alaska, so they weren’t used to the hot weather. We gave them our little fan to keep cool, but the next day they bought a gigantic fan that froze the house rock solid. This year, they bought a pool, but I guess it was still too hot, so they sold it to get a new, in-ground one. Then they froze the water. They bought some ice cubes and built an igloo to live in. They built snow couches, snow chairs, put on their Alaska clothes and it was their dream house. But, when it was 200 degrees out, the heat melted everything, causing a flood. They were carried all around the block on the water. Now, when it’s summertime, they walk around in hats, shorts, tank tops and muscle shirts. They made a flying umbrella that moved with them to block the sun. Cristen Metzger, age 10 (winner) Mt. Holly Spring Elementary School Grade 4

You won’t believe how my neighbor keeps cool. I was walking by their house and what do you think I saw? A hairy monkey fanning them! I thought I was going crazy, so I checked again and still saw the monkey fanning them. The next thing I know, the monkey is spraying them with water. So I walk up to their house and knock on the door and saw the hairy monkey making them dinner. Now I know I was going crazy. Samra Smadlovic, age 10 Mt. Holly Spring Elementary School Grade 4 You won’t believe how my neighbor keeps cool. They have ice everywhere in their house — on the walls, on the ceiling, on the floor. Also they just lay down to cool off, and if it starts to melt, they just add more ice! Grace Lundvall, age 9 Fishing Creek Elementary School Grade 4

You won’t believe how my neighbors keep cool. They go outside and lay down with only underwear on! N o ra ge t s u p a n d waves a big flag over them, and this includes their dogs, too. T h e n N o ra l a y s down and her dad grabs all of the fans he can find. Of course there is nowhere to plug them in outside, so he takes my guinea pig to power it, which drives me bonkers! My mom always asks, “So when are you going to tell them they have air conditioning?” “Soon,” I always answer. “Soon.” Rachel Zimmerman, age 9 Mt. Holly Spring Elementary School Grade 4

Happy Birthday to ... July 1

Colton Martin (10) Zoe Barber (8) Derek Clifton (13)

July 2

July 10

Lydia Hopple (11)

July 12 Blaine Stoner (5) Faith Warner (6)

July 13

Alexis Lebo (11)

July 6 Aryann Steigleman Trevor Lindsay (6)

July 7 Ceairra Kulawiecz (12)

July 8 Cheyenne Kreitzer (10) Rebekah Wiley (6)

July 9 Trevor Jacob Lindsay (6) Hunter Zeigler (7) Kaitlyn Walters (9)

John Swank

July 14 Chelsea Kulawiecz (6)

July 18 Michael Adams (7)

July 19 Logan Fassl (5)

July 20 Jordynn Lloyd Sarah Etter (8)

July 21 Cierra DeWatt (11)

Landon Rotz (10)

July 22 Connor Truax (10) Magnum Haubert (8)

July 23 Bailey Lehman (11)

July 25 Ryan Yunk (5) Kyle Richwine (11)

July 26 Tyler Foreman (7)

July 27 Allison Bowen (9)

July 28 Reese Bassler-Daugherty (7) Connor Swartz (9)

July 31 Madeline Brown-Scherer (12)

Connor Swartz has won a free birthday cake from Weis Markets in Carlisle! To enter the KidsWorld Birthday Club, e-mail your name, address, phone number and birth date to frontdoor@ cumberlink.com with “Birthday Club” in the subject line, or mail the information to The Sentinel’s Birthday Club, 457 E. North St., Carlisle, PA 17013. To guarantee inclusion into the May birthday club, entries must be received by July 28. Cake winners can pick up the free cake certificate from The Sentinel office during normal business hours.

How you can get involved with Kids Speak Out Want To See Your Name Here?

Hey, kids! How would you like to get your story published in Kids Speak Out? Just write a short story on one of the topics at right and send it to The Sentinel. You can also draw a picture to go with your story. Each week, The Sentinel will publish some of the stories we receive in KidsWorld and on www.cumberlink.com. Only the top three essay writers, published on this page, will receive KidsWorld T-shirts. To claim T-shirts and official Junior Reporters cards, visit The Sentinel during normal business hours. You must be 5 to 13 years old to enter. Stories must be 150 words or less. Be sure to include your FULL name, age, address, school and grade. Mail your entry to “Kids Speak Out,” The Sentinel, 457 E. North St., Carlisle, PA 17013, or drop it off at either Sentinel office.

Attention Teachers and Parents!

Please encourage your students and children to write over the summer break. Kids Speak Out topics are currently available through September. For a list of prompts, e-mail atrotter@cumberlink.com.

Due July 21 When I went camping in the woods … • Due July 28 Instead of water, my friend filled my pool with … • Due Aug. 4 I was picking vegetables in my mom’s garden and found … • Due Aug. 11 My favorite summer memory is … • Due Aug. 18 This year in school, I hope we learn how to … • Due Aug. 25 I am proud to be a United States citizen because...

Tell Me A Story

Three musicians and the dwarf Adapted by Amy Friedman and illustrated by Jillian Gilliland

Once upon a time there were three brothers who traveled from town to town, earning their way as musicians. The eldest was a fiddler, the second played trumpet, and the youngest played the flute. The brothers played at village fairs, in market squares, at banquets and balls, and everyone loved their music. One day at a fair an old man told the brothers of a mysterious castle on the far side of the river. “It’s haunted,” he whispered, and a woman added, “It is indeed,” and soon everyone was talking of the evil sorcerer who guarded the beautiful castle. That night at the village inn, the fiddler decided he must see this castle. “Intelligence can overcome any sorcerer,” he said. At dawn he rowed across the river and approached the castle. He opened the gates with ease, but the moment he stepped inside, they clanged shut behind him. “I won’t be afraid,” he said boldly and walked into the castle hall. To stay calm he played his fiddle, and the sound echoed through the lonely place. He came to a table upon which stood a feast. This cheered him, and he sat down to eat, but a door opened and into the room stepped a tiny man. His face was wrinkled, and his gray beard reached down to his boots. “I’ll eat with you,” he said, and they began to share the meal. When the little old man accidentally dropped a piece of pie, the fiddler bent down to pick it up, and the little man jumped upon his back and beat him with a silver wand until he was black and blue and nearly passed out. The dwarf led the fiddler back to the gate and shoved him outside. The poor fellow staggered back to the inn. When his brothers saw him, they rushed to help. “What happened?” but the fiddler could only shake his head. “An old man beat me ...” he mumbled. “Ridiculous, an old man could not beat up a strong fellow like you!” the trumpeter said. Naturally the next day he set out to see for himself, and as before, the gate opened with ease and clanged shut behind him. As his brother before, he began to play a lively tune to comfort himself, and he found the feast, the dwarf appeared, they ate together. When the dwarf dropped some pie on the floor, and the trumpeter reached to pick it up, the little man nearly beat him to death. When the trumpeter reached the inn, the youngest brother shook his head and said, “It’s my turn to pay this fellow back for the damage he’s done.” Off he went, and he too entered the castle with ease and began to wander. He too played his flute. He came upon the feast. Once more the dwarf appeared. But the flautist knew he must keep his eyes on this little man, so when he reached to pick up the dropped pie, he didn’t look away. As the dwarf reached for his silver wand, the flautist grabbed the little man’s beard and tugged. That beard came right off! The dwarf cried, “Give me my beard!” “And in return?” the flautist asked. “I’ll show you how to break the spell,” he replied. “You first,” the flautist said, and the dwarf bowed his head and led the flautist to a fast-flowing river. “I shall part the river,” the dwarf said as he lifted his silver wand, and the rushing waters parted. The two crossed. On the other side of the river stood a castle even more beautiful than the first, its towers rising so high, they were lost in the clouds. “A beautiful princess sleeps here,” the dwarf said, “and only a brave adventurer can rescue her from her spell.” “That is me!” the flautist said. They climbed the steep staircase to a room where the princess lay fast asleep upon a great bed. Beside her a golden cage held a bird with a bright red breast, and as they walked into the room, the bird began to sing. The dwarf, as if under a spell, chanted, and the flautist listened closely. Pluck out a feather and hold it to her heart. The spell will be lifted; she’ll have a new start. The feather will burn and ashes you’ll see. Place these on her lips and she will be free. The flautist plucked a feather from the bird and placed it tenderly upon the princess’s heart. The feather began to smolder, and soon it was ash. The flautist placed the ash upon the princess’s lips. When she opened her eyes, they looked at each other and fell instantly in love, and everywhere they heard the sounds of life as servants and gardeners, maids and cooks, children and animals woke from their long, sad spell. “Now give me back my beard!” the dwarf cried. The flautist shook his head. “First we must cross the river. Give me your wand,” and he snatched it from the dwarf. They came to the river, and the flautist raised the wand. The waters parted. “You first,” the flautist said, and the dwarf ran across. When he had reached the other side, the flautist raised the wand again, and once again the waters flowed. The dwarf was stranded on the other side. “My beard!” he wailed. The flautist tossed it across the river. He and the princess turned and walked back to the castle and there they lived, happily ever after. After that, whenever anyone asked the fiddler and the trumpeter where their brother had gone, they shook their heads and said, “Ah, he’s gone to play his flute.” Soon people began to say that very phrase whenever someone set out on a quest and never returned. ——— “Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder,” the third CD in the audiobook series, is now available. For more information, please visit www.mythsandtales.com.


D2 — The Sentinel at www.cumberlink.com April trotter Lifestyle/Entertainment Editor Phone 240-7137

Tuesday • July 13, 2010

Kids World

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Teeing Off and Throwing

Playing Golf With Discs

Do you enjoy tossing around a Frisbee ®? Do you play golf, or have you watched people playing it? Frisbee golf, or disc golf, as it is usually called, combines these two popular activities. The Mini Page talked with an expert to find out more about this fastgrowing, fun outdoor sport.

This disc golfer putts out on a hole during a tournament. A putt is the last of the throws. Putts are the throws made closest to the hole. A putter disc would be most like a regular Frisbee, designed to fly shorter distances and with less force than other discs. photo by Scott A. Holter

Birth of a new toy

Frisbee® is a registered trademark. You can tell by the small R in a circle next to it. It means that the name Frisbee belongs to a company.

Birth of a new sport

Golf with a twist

People invented games with the new toy. Some tried to hit targets such as trees or trash cans with their Frisbees. Others sneaked onto golf courses to play with a Frisbee rather than a ball. Ed Headrick wrote the first official rules for disc golf.

Disc golf was patterned after regular ball golf. Disc golf courses are usually nine or 18 holes. Players get one throw per turn. The player whose disc lands the farthest away from the hole gets the first throw of the next turn. Players with the lowest scores, or fewest throws, win.

Ed Headrick (1924-2002) invented the disc golf “hole,” set up the first disc golf course and named the sport.

photo courtesy Disc Golf Association, DGA

photo courtesy Disc Golf Association, DGA

In the late 1800s, the Frisbie Baking Co. sold pies in special tins. College students had fun eating the pies and then tossing around the empty tin pie plates. After World War II, inventors created a toy plastic version of this pie plate. They sold the design to the toy company Wham-O ®. The new toy was called a Pluto Platter because it looked like a flying saucer. Wham-O changed the name to “Frisbee” in honor of the pie company. A Wham-O employee, Ed Headrick, re-designed the Frisbee so it was easier to throw and catch.

Players of all ages golf with discs. Often players create their own courses.

Supersport: Danielle Lawrie

Height: 5-7 Hometown: Langley, British Columbia, Canada

On the mound, Danielle Lawrie baffles batters. At the plate, she pounds pitchers. With her powerful arm and booming bat, the multi-talented senior has led the University of Washington women’s softball team to a No. 1 ranking. Last season, the tireless All-American hurled the Huskies to the NCAA championship and won National Player of the Year honors. In Washington’s 59 games this season, her pitching record was 40-5, with 495 strikeouts and a microscopic 1.11 earned run average. One fan told a reporter that Danielle “could kill a bear” with her hard fastball. Batters hate to face her, and pitchers hate to throw to her. In the Huskies’ regular season, Lawrie posted a .322 batting average. Lawrie also pitched in the 2008 Olympics for the Canadian national team. Looking into the future, she has expressed interest in sports broadcasting.

The discs You can play disc golf with a regular Frisbee. But most disc golfers play with special discs. Different companies make them, so they aren’t called Frisbees, which is a brand name. Frisbees are larger than golf discs. They don’t fly as far or as fast. Frisbees are light, designed to float through the air and be easy to catch. They have rounded rims so they don’t hurt when you catch them. Golf discs are made of harder plastic and have sharper edges. They are designed to fly more accurately and for longer distances. A golf disc can fly 17 to 20 miles per hour.

A Frisbee rests on smaller golf discs. Note how rounded the Frisbee rim is.

Disc Golf Takes Off

Designed for a purpose

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You can play disc golf with a regular Frisbee and your own target or basket. Or, if you want an official golf disc, you can get one for about $8. This sport does not have to cost a lot to play. Disc golf players often volunteer to help build and care for a disc golf course themselves. This saves the community money too. You can also invent your own games. Many kids play disc games on playgrounds, in their backyards or on school grounds. You can have relays, play a type of basketball, a type of golf, or anything else that interests you.

photo courtesy Disc Golf Association, DGA

A sport for all ages

All the following jokes have something in common. Can you guess the common theme or category? Fay: Why did the disc golfer need a new Frisbee? Farrah: He had a hole-in-one! Fester: How do you learn to play disc golf? Ferris: Take a course! Frank: What happens to your hair when you play Frisbee golf? Farley: It gets frizzy!

photo courtesy Disc Golf Association, DGA

photo courtesy Disc Golf Association, DGA

Disc golfers can have fun practicing on their own too. The Mini Page thanks Josh Orzech, Disc Golf Association (DGA), for help with this issue.

Look through the sports section of your newspaper for stories about summer sports in your area. Next week, The Mini Page is about amazing, colorful beetles.

The Mini Page Staff Betty Debnam - Founding Editor and Editor at Large Lisa Tarry - Managing Editor Lucy Lien - Associate Editor Wendy Daley - Artist

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Disc Golf

Words that remind us of disc golf are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally. See if you can find: BASKET, CHAINS, COURSE, DISC, DISTANCE, DRIVER, FRISBEE, FLY, GAME, GOLF, HIT, HOLE, OBSTACLES, OUTDOORS, PIE, PLASTIC, PLATE, PLAY, POLE, PUTT, RIM, SCORE, TEE, THROW, TIN, TREES. Disc golf’s a “hole” lot of fun!

A growing sport

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This woman prepares to throw her disc. Disc golf can be played on rough ground that is inexpensive to keep up.

Experts say disc golf has grown steadily for the past 30 years. Each year there have been about 10 percent more players than there were the year before. There are about 3,000 to 4,000 courses in the United States. The sport is also growing in Europe, Australia and Japan. There are about 1,000 international courses. Disc golf courses don’t need as much space as ball golf courses. A good disc golf course might cost about $5,000 to build. Other recreational areas, such as tennis courts, might cost at least 10 times more.

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from The Mini Page © 2010 Universal Uclick

When people first started playing disc golf, they used a pole as the target. But players got into arguments about whether the disc had hit the pole or not. Players began using tone poles, which made a noise when a disc hit them. Ed Headricks designed a “disc pole hole,” which was a special basket on a pole. This is the standard disc golf hole, or basket, used today.

Ringing the chains

Obstacles such as trees and hills add to the challenge of disc golf courses. Course managers might keep the underbrush mowed so players can get through. But disc golf courses do not need big areas of mowed, smooth green grass to play on.

Professional players may have 20 different discs. But you need only one to play. A disc golf tee is usually a flat area or pad made of concrete, packed dirt or gravel. The golfer chooses a disc, then stands on the tee or runs up to it, throwing the disc as far as possible toward the basket.

There are many different types of golf discs, just as there are different kinds of golf clubs. Each type is used for a different purpose. For example, a driver, a disc for long distances, can sail more than 800 feet in a steady direction. A putter is made for short distances. A player might choose a different disc when it’s windy. Different discs might be better for flying up a hill or sailing through trees.

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photo courtesy Disc Golf Association, DGA

from The Mini Page © 2010 Universal Uclick

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Golfing With Flying Discs

photo courtesy Disc Golf Association, DGA

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Lee Pace stars as Phil in the movie “Marmaduke.” Lee has starred in several movies and in the TV series “Pushing Daisies.” Lee, 31, was born in Chickasha, Okla., but spent much of his early childhood in Saudi Arabia, where his father was based. His dad worked in the oil business. Later, the family lived in New Orleans and then Houston, where Lee went to high school. He began acting at a local theater there. Lee went to college at Juilliard, a famous school for the performing arts in New York. He acted in several plays there. After college he appeared in plays off-Broadway. He has a pointer dog named Carl. from The Mini Page © 2010 Universal Uclick

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In the regulation pole hole, the pole is about 5 feet tall. A basket is set a couple of feet down the pole. Rows of chains hang down around the pole. They stop just above the basket. When the speeding disc flies toward the pole, the chains wrap around the disc, slowing it down. Otherwise, the disc might A disc pole hole bounce off the pole or fly past the target. The disc drops through the chains and into the basket. When the disc hits the chains, they make an exciting ringing sound.

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ready resources The Mini Page provides ideas for websites, books or other resources that will help you learn more about this week’s topics. On the Web: • www.discgolfassoc.com • www.pdga.com • www.frisbeedisc.com/sports/golf/index.html At the library: • “The Wham-O Ultimate Frisbee Handbook: Tips and Techniques for Playing Your Best in Ultimate Frisbee” by Jacqueline Sach and Cynthia L. Copeland • “Material Detectives: Plastic: Let’s Look at a Frisbee” by Angela Royston

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