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There are jobs that no one wants, jobs that pay a lot, jobs that are very dangerous, and jobs that require very little actual effort. (Where are those jobs?) In honor of Labor Day, Tidbits offers a collection of job-related trivia to help loosen the “working stiff” in all of us. • Americans are living longer than ever before, so it should be no surprise that jobs in geriatric care and home health care are among the fastest-growing employment fields. Other medical fields that cater heavily to senior citizens – including private nursing, denture fitting, physical therapy, and optical dispensing – are also growing by leaps and bounds. • It takes a certain type of person to work in a forest lookout tower. You might spend days at a time by yourself, with a two-way radio as your sole source of contact with other humans. Many towers are not equipped with electricity or running water, and the only way to bring supplies to your “office” is to strap them to your back. On the plus side, you very rarely have to interact with your supervisor! • Among the industries downsizing in recent years includes banking. Thanks to ATMs and online transactions, banks are keeping far fewer tellers on the (turn the page for more!) payroll these days.

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Advertising Call 541-921-7281 WORKIN’ FOR A LIVING (continued): • Not surprisingly, the food service industry is near

the top of the list when it comes to rate of personnel turnover. Whether it’s preparing food or serving tables, a job in food service typically involves long hours working on your feet for low pay and few benefits. Of course, it’s a Catch-22 situation; restaurant owners Hey, claim that if they paid higher wages, they’d have to raise menu prices, which would cause them to lose Did you hear customers. Fish Bits is now • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Sponsored by the most dangerous job is timber cutting. Incredibly, Seal Rock Store! a lumberjack is ten times more likely to be killed on the job than a police officer. Chainsaws and trees that Now if we don’t fall the way they’re supposed to are the main could just get reasons for the high mortality rate. Those curious a sponsor for about what the job is really like can view the action weekly on a new reality TV show: History’s Ax Men. our brag page.... • A recent report by the National Opinion Research interested call Center asked practicing physicians if they’d encourage Quit wishing -- Go fishing Lu 541-921-7281 Premium Craft Beer • Belgian Ales • Wine their children from following in their footsteps. Nearly Best Selection & Variety 30 percent said “no.” They cited two key reasons for “Where the Locals Go for Brew to Go” the rejection: long work hours and problems with Pick your favorite microbrew for a unique & delicious MIXPAK. managed care and insurance companies. One interSpecial Orders Welcome viewed doctor stated that he had advised his own children to become either electricians or plumbers. Experts believe that job dissatisfaction in the medical community might be at an all-time high. established in 1923 • The standard 40-hour work week came into existence Groceries • Ice • Agates • ATM • Bait Hot Dog Bar • Hot Steamed Tamales in 1938, with the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Camping • Tackle• Firewood & more. Act. However, a 2004 study revealed that nearly twoEnjoy Fantastic Tide pools, view resident thirds of Americans work more than 40 hours per seals & hunt agates on Seal Rock Beaches week. We’re also skipping our allotted sick days and 10181 Highway 101 in Seal Rock vacation time to the tune of $23 billion each year. Of 10 miles south of Newport 541-563-3930 Under new ownership course, this money goes back into the company’s coffers. • Are you interested in a full- or part-time job that offers a bit of “free” time? Consider applying to busi“Fishing Is Great” nesses that are open 24 hours. Most self-service gas SPORTS QUIZ Private Fisherman stations, convenience stores, and hotels/motels need By Chris Richcreek Captain Kevin Davis of the fishing boat Chum Bucket staff willing to work overnight. In some cases, the boss 1. When pitcher Bob Gibson recorded his 3,000th and his 3 passengers Brandon Davis, Darren Davis, might not mind you reading a book or doing homestrikeout in 1974, how many other members were and Kenyon McCord, had a record breaking day for work during business lulls. (You should certainly ask there in the 3,000-strikeout club at that time? their boat. A whopping 57 Tuna caught at 32 miles out. first, of course!) 2. What is Carlos Beltran’s career high for home runs That makes for some pretty sore arms. It doesn’t get • IT (Information Technology) workers switch jobs any better than that. in a season? about every 18 months on average. Why? Well, Hu3. True or false: No Big Ten team has won three conman Resource experts believe that there is a psychoSaturday was a perfect day for Tuna. Calm seas and secutive outright conference titles in football. logical reason for the high turnover. Due to the nature 4. Who was the last NBA Most Valuable Player before low winds made for some ideal fishing. Charter Fisherman Tradewinds Captain Rick Hall, of the work, IT staffers begin to feel “stagnant” after Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki in 2007 to see his team lose in and his deck hand Tom Taylor AKA Gilligan, being the first round of the playoffs? Aboard the Siamez, report that fishing is great in the same position for a length of time. As technol5. How many of the 14 full seasons that Martin with several happy fisherman and a grand total of 36 ogy and opportunities advance, these workers start to Brodeur has been in the goal for New Jersey have the Tuna caught at only 18 miles out. feel that there is something better “out there” for them. Devils made the playoffs? 6. In 2008, Kasey Kahne became the sixth driver to • In 1973, Chester Reed retired from the U.S. Air If your looking to go Tuna fishing this is the boat to be win the NASCAR All-Star race and the Coca-Cola Force. He took a job handling mail at the post office in on. Captain Rick and his deck hand Tom are a barrel 600 in the same year. Name three of the other five. San Bernardino, California. He’s still employed there of laughs and know how to keep the fisherman having 7. In 1990, Jennifer Capriati became the youngest 35 years later, which is remarkable but not astounding. fun as well as catching fish. You won’t go wrong on tennis Grand Slam semifinalist by advancing at the What is astounding is that Reed is 93 years old. He this boat. French Open. How old was she? has no plans to retire any time soon, and attributes his (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc. longevity and spryness to onion sandwiches. He eats If you have never been Tuna fishing, its an experience of a life time, “and NOW is the time to go” one every day. • The first federal minimum wage law in the U.S. went Rick Rader, Your Local Fishing Fanatic photos by Rick Rader into effect in 1938. The minimum wage at that time was 25 cents per hour. Consider that, at the time, a loaf of bread or a gallon of gas could be had for about 10 cents. The minimum wage has increased every few years in the last half-century; it first reached $1 per hour back in 1956. The most recent boost, which went into effect on July 24,2008, raised the lowest rate to $6.55 per hour. That’s nearly double the $3.35 level that was the norm through most of the 1980sand into the year 1990.

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Aug28 – September 28 Farmers Market in Lincoln City! From 9AM-2PM on Sundays enjoy the chance to revive up your kitchen and home! Take the Green Leap by shopping at the Lincoln City Cultural Center for fresh deals on a variety of local goods and produce. FMI 541-867-6293. August 29 - Friday, 7 p.m. 2nd Annual YYFAP Classical Concert Featuring Asher Doyle, Milo Graamans, Tommy Jackson, Reina Morgan, Alexander Rose, Katherine Rose and JessicTreon. Suggested Donation, $5 (under 14 free). All proceeds benefit the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program. Held inside the Yachats Commons, Hwy. 101 and W 4th St. August 29 – 31 Comedy on the Coast with headliner Fielding West 8PM at Chinook Winds Casino. FMI 888-CHINOOK. August 29 - September 1 Elvis Weekend at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. FMI 888-CHINOOK. Aug. 30 Central Coast Orchid Society’s Orchid Show Sat. 10 AM - 4 PM First Presbyterian Church 227 NE 12th St, Newport *1pm – Mon, Sep 1, 5pm Art Walk Toledo, Oregon FMI *11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Ladies Club 10th Annual Labor Day Pie & Ice Cream Social Held in the Yachats Ladies Club House, W 3rd St. & Pontiac. FMI: Sandy Dunn, Yachats Ladies Club President, 541-547-3205. August 30 & 31 2nd Annual Art at the Beach at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Art, music, food Requests & Contests and fun! FMI 541-921-2045. 265-2266 *Oregon Coast Aquarium Car Show Newport Aquarium Call 541-867-3474 X 5640 for more information. August 31 11:30, Yachats Lions Pancake BreakRequests & Contests 800 827-7882 265-2266 fast All you can eat pancakes with eggs, ham, sausage, coffee and milk. Sponsored by the Yachats Lions Club. Held inside the Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th St. and Pontiac. *The King, A Tribute at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. FMI 888-CHINOOK. Requests & Contests 800 905-8020 265-2266 September 3, 3:30 p.m., at the garden, 219 E 2nd St.Yachats Community Garden Join the nationwide effort to improve health, conserve fuel and live in closer harmony with the earth. The meeting will involve a tour of the garden; an overNow listen live to view of the garden plan; and discussions about 265-2266 the proposed use guidelines, plot layout and requirements for obtaining and maintaining plots. For information or if interested in a plot but cannot attend the meeting, please call Marje at Lincoln City 994-2181 547.3612 or Laura Lee at 547-3640. Newport 265-2266 Sep 4-7, JAZZ AT NEWPORT (4 DAYS) port Performing Arts Center. The central Oregon YAQUINA BAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC coast town of Newport is hosting the Jazz at NewSTRANGE BUT port Festival on September 4, 5, 6 and 7. TRUE Sep 6 Saturday Farmers’ Market Newport City By Samantha Weave Hall, Hwy 101 and Angle Street

¥ Do you remember those commercials that asked, “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?” When I was a kid, I could never find out -- I always bit the candy first. Well, some engineering students at Purdue University in Indiana decided to find out in a more scientific manner: They invented a licking machine. As it turns out, it takes an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. ¥ It was Sir Arthur C. Clarke, British inventor, futurist and science-fiction author of such novels as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” who made the following observation: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

¥ The first U.S. president to ride in an automobile was William McKinley, and the ride was in an ambulance after he was shot in 1901. Another interesting McKinley tidbit: He was the last Civil War veteran to be elected to the presidency. ¥ Think you’re a movie lover? Consider the man who was desperate to be one of the first people to see the film “Star Wars: Episode III.” He actually camped out in front of the box office for 139 days in order to get tickets. He didn’t slack off work, though: He used his laptop computer and cell phone to stay in touch with the office. ¥ Those who study such things say that cats have 32 muscles in each ear.

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Some nurses can’t handle the emotionallydraining stress that comes with caring for ill and dying people. To avoid this, many nurses opt to specialize in Labor & Delivery. It sounds exciting and fun to be part of the birthing process for new mothers. But a large percentage of these nurses change their minds after determining that the majority of L&D work involves taking care of cranky mamas-to-be who are both scared to death and in excruciating pain. • The third most dangerous job in the U.S. is that of an airplane pilot. Don’t panic – this doesn’t mean that commercial air travel is particularly perilous. The high mortality rate lies not with commercial carriers, but with crop dusters, small cargo planes, and air taxis. Even then, the key culprits are those planes that journey to or from small, low tech airports, or planes that have to fly across rugged (particularly high-altitude) terrain. • The 2006 General Social Survey found that the profession with the highest level of job satisfaction is the clergy. (Of course, you usually have to work on Sundays!) Second on the list were firefighters, followed by physical therapists, authors, and special education teachers. That same survey also queried workers about their “happiness” factor on the job. Again members of the clergy and fire fighters came out on top – which proves, if nothing else, that happiness in your field of work equals satisfaction on the job. • At any job, there will be days when you wished you’d stayed home in bed. But if they occur too often, it might be time to look for a new job. Contentment at work can reduce stress, which benefits your health both physically and mentally.

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1. One -- Walter Johnson, who reached the mark in 1923. 2. Beltran belted 41 homers for the New York Mets in 2006. 3. True. 4. Moses Malone, with Houston in 1982.5. Thirteen seasons. 6. Davey Allison (1991), Dale Earnhardt (‘93), Jeff Gordon (‘97), Jimmie Johnson (‘03) and Darrell Waltrip (‘85). 7. She was 14.

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¥ Have you ever known anyone who engages in grammatolatry? Probably not. “Grammatolatry” refers to the worship of words -- unlikely in this day and age of 24-hour must-see TV and ondemand video. *** Thought for the Day: “People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too.” -- Christopher Morley (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Would like to welcome Siletz Bay Gift Gallery and owners William and Roseanne Murphy to the Lincoln City. Their Grand Opening will be on Friday 29th through Sept 1st. Several events are planned, including a Basket Demo by artist Jan Bullock from Corvallis, a second sale and a BBQ is planned for Saturday 30th. Come down to 923 SW 51st St in Lincoln City and make them feel welcome to the neighborhood. You can also contact them at siletzbaygiftgallery@ or call them at 541-994-3541. Bill is a familar figure around town, because of his work for Lincoln City Glass Center. Roseanne is a newbie in town having moved here in January. She is a charming addition to the Taft area.

PAWS CORNER By Sam Mazzotta Head of the Class DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I have a few dogs, including a Chihuahua. “Jasper” is different from the rest of them. Now, I don’t believe in training a dog except for housebreaking, but one day when I was playing with Jasper he started to pick up hand signals without me teaching them to him. None of my other dogs will follow basic commands -- sit, stay, etc. -- but Jasper knows all of them. Do you know how he learned all of these tricks? Can a dog just pick something up? -Morgan M., Orange, Conn. DEAR MORGAN: Dogs pick up a tremendous amount of information from us, usually without us realizing it. If we display bad habits around them -allowing them to jump up on strangers, or losing our temper when they get playful -- then they will quickly pick up on and exploit those habits. I’ll bet even the dumbest dog in your household knows how to push your buttons to get what it wants. It’s instinctive; it’s one of the things dogs do best. Now, Jasper is probably one of the smartest dogs in your house. Maybe not the smartest -- the dog that has figured out it can ignore your commands without consequence and then demonstrated that to the other dogs is the smartest dog in your house right now -but Jasper is pretty darn smart. And eager to please. And he sees you as his pack leader, the one he needs to please in order to get food and comfort (something that a small dog in a house full of pooches is worried about). So you have an instant advantage in training Jasper. He can and should learn more advanced commands. But do not ignore your other dogs’ training, either. One of those dogs sees itself as the pack leader right now. Figure out which one it is, and establish yourself as the head of the pack -- this includes restarting basic obedience and enforcing “house rules” with all your dogs. Send your tips, questions and comments to Paws Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to pawscorner@ (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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“ At Power Chrysler Dodge, We pride ourselves on being not only the friendliest dealer in Newport, but in the entire Lincoln County,” Gil Martinez, sales manager, says. “We offer a nice, low key, no-pressure and no-hassle sales environment. If we don't have the exact vehicle in-stock you want, we'll be happy to locate it and bring it here for you to buy. We have the largest indoor showroom on the Oregon Central Coast. Weather bad outside? Come on inside and shop. We always have plenty of fresh coffee and popcorn.” They are a prestigious Five Star Certified Chrysler Dealer; only the best of the best in several metrics are chosen weighing on sales and service that are above average! This means the sales and service teams are highly trained and have to be equipped with special tools. We offer Chrysler LLC's industry exclusive Lifetime Powertrain Warranty on most new vehicles. The best in the industry. Certain limitations and exclusions apply see dealer for details. This is an outstanding value for the customer Walk into the service side and you will likely be greeted by Bob Hyde, service manager, or Jenny Knight, customer support service writer. Bob has been with the Chrysler Company for over 40 years and most of that time as a service manager. Bob says, “Power Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Service Department has over 100 years combined training and work on these vehicles. We have 2 Chrysler trained Master Technicians and 2 certified technicians who are working on their masters certificate. Jenny is a very caring and consciences about your vehicle needs. She always checks history to check what you might need and gives you the option for doing it or not. Watch for our ads and remember, We are “The home of the Buy 4 Lube Oil and Filter Changes and Get the 5th one FREE. We invite you to come in and see us and check out our website www.powerdodge. com for monthly New Car, Used Car and service specials. Browse our entire inventory of over 600 preowned vehicles. If you can’t come in during our normal sales hours of Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m. We will gladly meet on Sundays and after hours (by appointment only). We are proud members of the community and support many local charitable and non-profit organizations by cash donations, use of vehicles or employee participation. Power Chrysler Dodge Jeep is located in beautiful Newport, Oregon! Call or come by 541-265-6686 or 800-838-6686


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Shorebirds is a delightful shop. Established in April 1st, 2008. As you browse through the shop you will find it is chock-full of an eclectic assortment of old and new, ranging from hand-crafted to antiques. You will find items that are geared to tickle the fancy of anyone coming through the door. They are located right on Highway 101, almost on the corner where Highway 101 and Oregon state Hwy 34 meet. The owners, Pat Lohr and Karen Hendrickson, attend the counter personally, so you will always get careful, accurate and very friendly service. Pat Lohr comes into the business with experience from her little shop called Trisha Ann Designs. She creates fabric art, and beautiful Swaroski Crystal jewelry. Karen Hendrickson is a framer and Scratch board Artist with a flair for the humorous. Be sure and ask about their creations when you go in. You will be in for a special treat. Shorebirds has booths set up where vendors place their items to be sold. Each section is rented by a vendor. They choose what to put in, so stock changes constantly. Pat & Karen man the store, rent the booths, do the marketing for the store and maintain the storefront. They showcase their vendor’s wares as well as their own creations. Items currently in the store range from the humourous, Tickle Me Elmo and Marshmallow Shooters, to the sublime, Imported Italian Tapestry Bed Spread, Orchids, and Hummel Figurines. The Shop Mascot is Rudy. He is the hairy one. The shop mascots outside are the “Marvins”. They can recognize one on sight and figure he’s the head bird. He’s is a beautiful black raven, has tons on panache, and eyebrows. He sets the rules and decides who gets the goodies. They have three resident Ravens, Marvin, Marvin, and Marvin (or maybe Marvette), who have become lovers of marshmallows.

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SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles Ta'i Chi Is Path to Better Sleep I've always suspected there might be something to Chinese medicine. T'ai Chi (pronounced "tie chee") is a 2,000-yearold Chinese form of martial arts. I'm not sure why it's classified as a martial art, because the movements are so gentle. It's thought that doing the movements allows cosmic energy to flow through the body and boost the immune system. Now there is a short Westernized version, called T'ai Chi Chih. T'ai Chi Chih isn't exercise. It's a series of 19 movements and one pose done while standing in place, with the wrists kept loose and fingers spread apart. The soft and continuous arm movements are slow and without effort, like swimming through thick air. There's little movement of the feet, except for a gentle swaying. (It can even be done while sitting down.) A UCLA study was done recently with seniors who had trouble sleeping to see if there were any sleep benefits to T'ai Chi Chih. Boy, were there benefits.

Senior News line continued... Over the course of 25 weeks, 112 seniors were divided into two groups: those who learned and practiced T'ai Chi Chih, and those who received information on stress, sleep and diet. At the end of the study, two-thirds of those who'd practiced T'ai Chi Chih had significant improvements in their sleep. To see a video that explains more, go online to Do a search for "tccabq" and you'll see two short videos, Principles and Bass Drum Instruction. If this is something you'd like to try, inquire at your senior center or recreation department. If enough people ask, they might start a class, if TOalready. RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS? there'sWANT not one

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The Department of Veterans Affairs failed to send benefits information packages to almost 37,000 National Guard and Reserve members who'd served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The reason? Somebody didn't think they were eligible. Publish a Paper in Your Area If You Can Provide: Sales Experience · A Computer · The foul-up came to light at a recent SenMatilda Charles she cannot Desktop Publishing regrets Software · Athat Reasonable Financial Inpersonally vestment provide the opportunity success! them ate Veteran's Affairs Committee meeting. answer We reader questions, but willforincorporate Specifically, the VA's Office of Inspector into her column possible. Write to her Call whenever 1.800.523.3096 in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box General audit report said that Compensation 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail and Pension staff "made incorrect eligibility to determinations" on 36,986 National Guard and Reserve veterans. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc. The VAOIG recommended that the Acting Under Secretary for Benefits "establish Information in the Tidbits Paper is gathered from sources considered to be policies and procedures that clearly describe reliable but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed. minimum benefit eligibility requirements Can’t Get Enough Tidbits? and implement controls for ensuring the acRESERVE NOW! curacy of eligibility determinations." Send $24.95 (plus $5.00 S&H) by Check or Money Order to: I was shocked that something of that nature Tidbits Media, Inc. had to be put forth as a recommendation. 1430 I-85 Parkway, Suite 301 Limited Edition Montgomery, AL 36106 That's like making a recommendation that Book Set (800) 523-3096 Reprints of Books I, II, & III. a mechanic tighten the lug nuts on all four The Tidbits Paper is a Division of Tidbits Media, Inc. • Montgomery, AL 36106 wheels after doing a tire rotation. (800) 523-3096 • E-mail: • All Rights Reserved ©2005 Here's why not sending out those benefits packages is a big deal: National Guard and Reserve personnel have, according to a Pentagon study, more mental health issues than active-duty troops. For example, 35.5 percent reported interpersonal conflict, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and overall mental-health risk by the time of the Post-Deployment Health Re-Assessment. Referral for mental-health concerns was 36.2 percent. It makes sense. Active-duty military members stay in the system in the company of their peers, in familiar routines, with medical and mental-health care at hand. Too often the National Guard or Reserve members are dropped back into civilian life, often in a rural area, with no transition period and too often no VA care readily available. Something else that came to light: National Guard and Reserve members are twice as likely to have their VA claims denied. They deserve better than this. ®


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