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He was an orphan who went on to earn four different college degrees, including one in medicine. Never the less, James Naismith will always be remembered for nailing two peach baskets to the opposing walls of a gym on December 1, 1891, and inventing the game of basketball. • James Naismith grew up in Ontario, Canada. He dropped out of high school for a short while before returning to his studies and attending university in Quebec. When it came time for his postgraduate education, he chose to head south, where he accepted a position at Springfield College in Massachusetts.There, he taught physical education while pursing his Master’s Degree. The school’s gymnasium was shared by the local YMCA, and part of Naismith’s turn the page for more!

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to make it seem as if the team was an internationallyfamous, world-traveling organization. The ‘Trotters handily won the first dozen games they played, so Here is your chance to bored players began to “clown around” on the court Strut your stuff! Email your stories, (keep it to allow the opposing team to catch up. The audience clean this is a family response was so enthusiastic that Saperstein decided paper) jokes, riddles & to incorporate the team’s antics into a full-fledged photos or tips. Send it to P.O. “basketball show” and take it on the road. Box 239 Otis, OR 97368 or • While a few professional basketball teams existed email to: TidbitsOfLincolnCounty@gmail.com in the early 20th century, attempts to organize leagues or call Lu at 541-921-7281 had proven difficult. The American Basketball League and the National Basketball League came and NOTHING BUT NET! (continued): went. Things finally changed in 1946 with the formajob was to coach those youths and keep them tion of the Basketball Association of America. The occupied. league’s first game occurred on November 1, 1946, • Winters can be harsh in Massachusetts, especially between the Toronto Huskies and the New York for teenage boys who are geared up and “antsy” Knickerbockers. The Huskies lost to the Knicks by because it’s too cold to play outdoors. To prepare for two points, 68-66, but the game went down in history the coming weather, Naismith hoped to devise an as the first in what became the NBA. (The league activity that would occupy the kids both physically changed its name to the National Basketball Associaand mentally, involving strategy as well as skill. To tion the following year.) start, he pondered if there was a way to bring an General Store • Four days after that first NBA game, the Boston outdoor sport indoors. Celtics held their home opener against the Chicago Since 1923 • First, Naismith asked the school’s janitor for a Stags. During warm-ups, a Celtics player took a shot couple of empty boxes to use as goals. The custodian New Owners- New Merchandise at the basket and shattered the glass backboard, sendcame back with the only implements he could find – • Premium Craft Beer - Make your own 6pk. ing his teammates scattering. The accident occurred two half-bushel peach baskets. In a sudden burst of • Groceries • Ice • Oregon wines because the board had been improperly installed • Clothing • Tools • Camping inspiration, James fastened the baskets high on op without its rubber gaskets. Officials brought in a • Agates • Tackle • Bait posite walls of the gym and invited the students to replacement backboard from Boston Garden (which Steamed Tamales try to throw a ball into them. would later become the Celtics’ home). What’s Biscuts and Gravy • The ball used for the game back in Dr. Naismith’s perhaps most fascinating about this tale is the idenSausages - Nachos time looked something like an overinflated football. tity of the player who took the ill-fated shot. He was ________ Hot Dogs And Our Famous It was round, but it was brown leather and had laces none other than Chuck Connors, who went on to along one seam. Players of that era referred to the star on TV’s The Rifleman. • While women’s profesATM ball as a “big pumpkin” and complained that even sional basketball is a relatively new concept, female 10 Miles South of Newport though the inflation valve was pushed down to be involvement in the sport is not. Just one year after (541) 563-3930 flush with the rest of the sphere, it still caused a Naismith laid out his basic rules for the game, Senda small lump on the ball. As expected, this caused Fish Bits Berenson, the PE teacher at Smith College, consulted occasional difficulty with dribbling, which meant the Depoe Bay Harbor Master Phil Shane reports with him to learn the finer points. She was well aware early game involved more passing than ball-handling that they have received money so that he has of the intercollegiate sports rivalries that had devel• The kids were enthusiastic enough at the challenge been able to start fixing problems in the Depoe oped between Ivy League universities, and wanted of “sinking” the ball that Naismith decided to come Bay Harbor. to encourage the same sense of competition between up with a set of rules for his new game. Many of his women’s colleges. In March 1893, Smith College original 13 rules are still basic in basketball today: A visit to Captain’s Deep Sea Fishing showed hosted the first women’s college basketball game. the ball must be held with the hands only, never the boats were filling up for the weekend. • A second professional league, known as the arms or body; players cannot run with the ball; and American Basketball Association (ABA), was December and January are notedly key months founded in 1967. Investors hoped to create a situation no shouldering, pushing or striking was allowed. One of the key changes involves the baskets them for catching spawning rockfish and lingcod from akin to Major League Baseball’s two leagues selves. It didn’t take long for players to tire of hav Oregon jetties, weather permitting shore fish(National and American). League officials knew that ing to climb a ladder to retrieve the ball from the ing can bring home fish dinner. A jetty is like they had to offer something new to make ABA games basket, so the bottoms were torn out. (Eventually, appeal to fans, so games were played with a colorful a reef only man-made and provides the same metal rims with fabric nets came into use.) support to ecosystems as natural reefs. Fishing red, white and blue ball, and a three point shooting • Early basketball courts were enclosed with from the Jetty requires that you work the edges line was added to the court. But eventually, the lack chicken wire to keep spectators from interfering and the boulders. Working your jigs so that the of TV coverage and commercial sponsors took its with the game. That’s why those who played the fish will strike them on the sink with a medium toll, and the ABA merged with the NBA in 1976. sport were long referred to as “cagers.” By 1904,

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offset wooden backboards became mandatory to reduce the incidences of players smashing into the walls. • In the early 1920s, American basketball was a segregated sport. London-born Abe Saperstein, who had relocated to Chicago with his family as a youngster, absolutely loved the sport. Unfortunately, his five-foot-tall stature dashed any hopes of playing the game professionally. But Abe learned of a local allblack basketball team known as the Savoy Big Five, and went to watch them play. He was very impressed with their prowess on the court and offered to become their manager. • The Savoy Big Five were re-christened the Harlem Globetrotters. Saperstein used the reference to New York’s ‘Harlem’ so that ticket buyers knew the team consisted of African-Americans. He added “Globetrotters”

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November 29:Lincoln City Civil War Games at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. FMI 888-CHINOOK. Kernville: James and Julz Kasner at Kernville Steak and Seafood House. Show starts at 7PM and runs until about 10PM. Nov. 29, - Dec 21, 2008 Nye Beach Neighborhood Christmas at the Coast Event Description Come join us for Yule Buking and celebrate an old-fashioned, seaside Christmas in Nye Beach every weekend from November 28 through December 20. Enjoy our Christmas tree lighting on November 29. Santa will be available for the children each weekend. Enjoy carolers, drummers, violinists, pipes, and holiday music from around the world. And, don’t forget to check out our shops for those special holiday gifts. Nye Beach Historic District is located in Newport, Oregon. Go west from US 101 to the beach on NW Third Street for more information call 541-574-9393. Contact Information Deborah Trusty, Village Market Bistro & Deli villagebistro@preferredld.com Fees/ Admission none Dec 1 Newport: Chamber in Action Radio Show KNPT 1310 Time: 08:35 AM - 09:00 AM

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Siletz Tribe Decorate & Tree Lighting Ceremony! December 1, 2008 5:31 PM Join us at the Tribal Community Center, Siletz Or. from 5:30pm -6:30pm For the decorating and ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree! Families and ornament artists welcome! Light refreshments. Contact Angela Martin @ 541-444-8311 Language Class - Siletz Area December 2, 2008 6:00 PM Siletz Tribal Community Center December 3, 2008 Community Christmas Program at the Tribal Community Center, Siletz, Or. 6pm7:30pm Everyone welcome to attend! Cookies, light refreshments, Christmas music, picture with Santa and activities for the kids! Contact: Cova St. Onge 541-444-2532 Lincoln city North Lincoln Hospital Foundation’s Annual Snowflake Gala & Fashion Show at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. FMI 541-557-6433. December 3-6 Festival of Trees at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. FMI 541-994-3302. Newport Yaquina View School Bazaar December 4, 2008 Time: 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM Bazaar prodeeds will help support Yaquina View students and classrooms. Several classes will be selling homemade items. Performance by the Yaquina View Choir at 5pm. Students, parents, and community members will be selling toys, decorations, ornaments, gifts, jewelry, wreaths, baked goods, candy, and much, more. Contact Information 265-5351 December 4&5 Holiday Classes at the Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts December 5 at the Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts. FMI (541) 557-1125 or email sharonw@lincolncity.org


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Tradition Vs Family Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the holidays We forget that the most important part is not that every tradition gets preformed in a certain way, rather the most important part of the holidays is our families. Spending time together and renewing acquaintances and friendships. Take time to make special quality memories with your loved ones. If you still have children in the house be sure and find a way to make each feel treasured. When I was first going to psychology class I was amazed that the holidays is one of the highest times for children and adults to suffer severe depression and suicide was higher. The holidays are also one of the very important times to treat yourself. This does not have to be expensive if your pocket book is feeling a crunch. It can be as simple as taking time to walk on the beach, read a book, take a trip down memory lane with family photos or home movies, whatever makes you feel good and gives you comfort. This is also an important time to make your spouse or significant other know that you still consider them as your best choice. There is a treasured feeling to know that if picking again, you are still the one they would pick! It is important to take time to really appreciate the holidays. Look at them from a child’s view point again, feel the wonder of it all. to write to LifeForTheFunOfIt@gmail.com

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Families are getting together for Holidays. This year the holidays will have more of a flair for the tradition al of our younger years. We will be getting back to basics and though the gas prices are going to be low enough to travel, we are becoming more conscientious of our budgets, so many of us will be close to home. I hope everyone plays games and have wonderful family dinners and remember how it much fun it really is with family and friends. I want to share with everyone how grateful I am to have wonderful clients and great relationships with the so many people in our area. I have lot to be thankful for including my family and friends, and those that have lifted me up in my venture of going on my own. Although I am independent it takes a team and with out skilled professionals my success would not have prevailed. But the most important players are my clients and I truly appreciate you. Everyday the news is broadcasting something that needs fixed by the government and the taxpayers. Bad news makes for great journalism, but it is not all bad. There is light at the end of the tunnel and we will be the ones to make that light - each of us in our own way. It is possible for us to be able to have what we strive for. I will say it again that owning your own home is a possibility and to be pro-active in your preparation for that day. There are many opportunities that may be available even now. Maybe there is a need for a larger home, or to be closer to work and schools. I suggest that you visit one of the many talented realtors in our area and let them share their expertise and information with you. Perhaps the first home may not be the one you live in; perhaps it will be an investment property. Perhaps you know someone looking for a second home – we have beautiful countryside views and ocean, lakes and rivers in the area. We have moderate weather and friendly people and a perfect place to be. Property is always a good investment – yes values may go up & down – but generally up and when property is taken care of - it can take care of you. Visit with the realtors and see what they can share with you. It is possible to co-own or co-borrower with another party. It does not have to be family. There are loans that allow multiple borrowers to own property. There are also loans that allow parents or adult children to partner in a home purchase and it is not considered an investment or rental as long a one person lives in the home. Most home types such as one to four unit, condos, and single family residences are allowed with either type of purchase. Call your experienced loan specialist and get your questions answered. Most importantly visit our realtors and learn what is available in our area.Many blessings and enjoy family and friends and the many events that go on all around the county and surrounding area. Find ways to shop local and keep our community strong. Smile it is free and gives back so much. C. Orchard

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Walking for Exercise Has Fringe Benefit Now that cold weather is here again, my mall walking group has had to move indoors. Three mornings a week we meet at the local shopping center where management opens the doors early for us. The level floors and good lighting make it a safe environment, and if we follow a certain route, we end up walking a mile. Having a warm location (as well as benches to sit on if we need to rest) has even allowed one of our members who’s on oxygen to join us for part of the time. Walking for exercise comes with all kinds of benefits, most of which have been proven by studies. When we walk, we lower our risk for cancer, boost our brain power, increase bone strength, reduce the risk of dementia, promote better sleep and generally live longer, healthier lives. I’ve found that the best thing about walking, however, is how I feel afterward. There’s something about getting those “feelgood” endorphins going that seems to put a feeling of well-being on the whole day. (Which is why I prefer to walk in the mornings.) Endorphins act like nature’s painkillers. Just when I thought I knew all there was to know about walking, along comes something new: Chi Walking. Chi (pronounced “chee”) Walking incorporates proper posture, especially of the spine, shoulders, hips and knees. Relaxed movements appear to be the key to getting more benefits from walking. If you want to know more about it, look at www.chiwalking.com or call 1-866-327-7867 for information. There are even workshops across the country and a link to instructors in your area. If you aren’t already walking for exercise, ask your doctor for suggestions before you begin.

Mark Dec. 6 and 7 on Caramel Corn • Cheese Corn • Coney Dogs • Hot Dogs • Baked Goods • Ice Cream • Malts • your calendar. That’s the Sundaes • Shakes • Smoothies • Salt Water Taffy • Soft Drinks • Espresso • Coffee • Wraps weekend for the annual NOW HERE'S A TIP By JoAnn Derson Trees for Troops project. Trees for Troops was "Mineral oil will take off a fake tattoo nicely. Use it liberally on a cotton ball just before bath time. My kids love started by the Christmas Spirit Foundation in 2005 when 4,300 Christmas trees were donated fake tattoos, and this way, they don't stay on too long." -- T.L. in Montana "An easy way to store plastic grocery to military families. By 2007, the totals were bags so that they are handy when you need them is to impressive: 17,000 trees from 750 tree farms stuff them into a tissue box. They come out one at a time were delivered to families at 37 military bases by and are easily stored in a cabinet or even in your car." -FedEx drivers who logged 51,000 miles through P.W. in Missouri "I have one of those wax-melt burners that uses tea lights to heat a block of scented wax. I ran 29 states. Additionally, 400 trees were shipped to bases in seven countries overseas. This year, out of tea lights, but had one votive candle that I could use. I cut the bottom of the votive off to make it the right the goal is to deliver as many as 20,000 trees. If height, then I used a square of aluminum foil under it ever there was a worthwhile project, this is it. to catch the drippings. It worked just fine in a pinch." And you can help: Go to a participating tree farm -- D.S. in Florida "JoAnn, here's a tip for your indoor near you over the weekend of Dec. 6 and 7 and and patio gardeners out there: When filling a pot with pick out and pay for a tree. Load it on the truck soil, first make sure there is a drain hole at the bottom. Then instead of putting stones or broken pottery on the yourself. If you buy a tree for yourself, $5 of the inside bottom hole of the pot to allow for drainage, place price will go to the Trees for Troops fund. Take a coffee filter over the hole and then fill the pot with your along some garland (35 feet per tree), nonbreak- potting soil. I discovered this filter will not only provide more room for root development but will effectively allow able ornaments, tree toppers and tree stands to be shipped with the trees. Check for participat- for proper drainage. Also, the filter will not let any muddy soil or dirt to run out the bottom of your pots and mess ing tree farms at www.treesfortroops.org and put up your windowsill or patio decking. It really works!" in your ZIP code. Call a local participating tree -- T.G. in New Jersey Fix tomato sauce that's too tart by adding a pinch of baking soda. It neutralizes the acidity farm and place your order over the phone. Go online to www.christmasspiritfoundation.org and gives the sauce a milder taste. Send your tips to and click the Contribute Here link. Best bet, in- Now Here's a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn stead of using the online payment link, is to print at heresatip@yahoo.com. out the donation form and send a check. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc. While you’re online, check out the Trees for Troops Web site and read last year’s messages that families sent in response to receiving a tree. It’s very heartwarming stuff. If you need more convincing, go to www.youtube.com and put “Trees for Troops” in the search box for videos of last year’s effort. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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DEAR K.H.S.: Normally, when a dog appears to be “smiling” he either really is baring his teeth (and growling, which is [SET ITAL]not[END ITAL] a happy sound) to warn someone off, or his demeanor -- slightly open mouth, tongue hanging out and a general air of happiness -- makes one think he is smiling even if it’s not a genuine “human” smile. But I thought that an experienced owner saying that a dog was actually smiling was unusual, so I looked up some information on the breed. And indeed, the Borzoi (or Russian Wolfhound) has this neat little trait: The submissive gesture for this gentle giant of a dog is to curl back his lips and expose his teeth. The “smile” on a Borzoi looks so much like a snarl that most strangers will quickly back away. So, kudos to you on bringing Frank around, from a shy abuse victim to a loving companion who returned to the natural behaviors of a Borzoi: lounging on the couch and enjoying the company of his family. Thanks for a great story. 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@ hotmail.com. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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