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July 26 – August 8, 2013 Volume V, Issue 15



Serving all of Frederick County and Winchester City

Korean War Memorial dedicated in Winchester


Valley Health & Inova form ‘alliance’ 6


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Survey focuses on risk behavior in youth More than 3000 youth participate WINCHESTER, Va — The Lord Fairfax Health District (LFHD) cares about the health of young people in the district, and they want to help them resist engaging in behavior that may harm their health. To help focus efforts, the LFHD surveyed 1,702 eighth-graders and 1,492 11thgraders in the Clarke County, Frederick County, Page County,

Warren County, and Winchester City school divisions. In the fall of 2012, the students took the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), which was created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Thousands of students in almost every state have participated in this survey. This is the first year LFHD, in conjunction with the schools, has adminis-

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healthy dietary behaviors; inadequate physical activity; and prevalence of obesity and asthma. Parents were able to opt-out their student if they did not want to participate, and all answers were anonymous. The project illustrates that the health department and the schools consider the safety and wellness of the community’s youth a priority. Dr. Charles Devine, LFHD health director said, “LFHD is committed to more collaboration with the schools, parents, and other key community partners. Together, we will focus on reducing risk behaviors identified in the survey that may be affecting youth in our community through prevention programs and educational initiatives. Because this is the first year of the survey, the data

will be useful to provide a baseline to compare to future results. It will help guide our services, enable us to seek grants for new programs, and allow us to measure our progress in the future.” The LFHD, the schools and community partner organizations are already working together to develop programs to improve students’ health and combat risk behaviors. Examples of programs already in place include the Abstinence Education Program and the 95210 initiative, which provides education on nutrition and exercise for a healthier lifestyle. For more information on the YRBS, visit the CDC’s website at http://www. Results of the LFHD survey are posted at

Shenandoah Hosts Virginia Private College Week What makes Virginia higher education institutions stand out from others across the nation? Prospective college students will find out during Virginia Private College Week 2013, slated for Monday, July 29, through Saturday, Aug. 3. Shenandoah University will once again welcome hundreds of potential students and their families during the week, giving campus tours twice each weekday and a tour on Saturday. Students who visit at least three of the 24 participating member schools of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) will receive three application fee waivers. Students may use the waivers to apply to any three participating CICV colleges for free. The member schools will host daily programs for rising high school seniors (Class of 2014) and juniors (Class of 2015), and these students will learn about the quality and affordability of private colleges. Private colleges distinguish themselves from many state universities by offering small classes and personal attention from faculty. Most have generous financial aid and scholarship programs. Virginia Private College Week tours at Shenandoah University begin each day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. On Saturday, Aug. 3, only one tour will be given, beginning at 9 a.m. Each tour of main campus includes a presentation by the Office of Admissions. For more information about Shenandoah University’s participation in Virginia Private College Week, contact the Office of Admissions at 800/432-2266 or Register athttp://www.admissions. Walk-ins are welcome, too. For more information about Virginia Private College Week, visit www. Shenandoah University is the private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts institution, located in Winchester, Va., with an enrollment of more than 4,000 students. Shenandoah’s close-knit community is rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge. Shenandoah empowers its students to help the human condition and to be principled professionals and leaders wherever they go. For more information, visit

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Frederick County Crime of the Week – July 22. 2013 This week’s Crime Solvers crime involves a grand larceny Carmeuse Lime and Stone located at 508 Quarry Road between 5/30/13 and 6/3/13. It was reported that unknown subjects entered a work vehicle on site and removed miscellaneous tools. Among the missing items are a battery charger, electric driller and driller charger, Dewalt 24 volt cordless driller and driller charger, Milwaukee band saw, DeWalt grinder, a battery booster and wrenches and sockets. On June 10, 2013, it was reported that unknown subjects entered the site and removed welding cables and 650 feet of copper wire. If you have any information regarding a suspect or suspect vehicle in these incidents, please contact the Crime Solvers Hotline at (540) 665 TIPS (8477). Information leading to the arrest of a suspect may result in a reward of up to $1,000. Case #’s 13002949 & 13003069 Investigator Keith A. Covert Winchester Crime of the Week – June 12, 2013 Location: 2600 block of Middle Road, Winchester, VA 22601 Date of Crime: 05/17/13 @ 21:00 hours to 05/18/13 @ 17:00 hours Type of Crime: Grand Larceny ($3,900.00) Between the above listed time frame, unknown suspect(s) took an EZ-Go brand golf cart that was parked under a carport in the 2600 block of Middle Road. The golf cart had a custom camouflage paint job, large tires and a cargo carrier on the back. The golf cart also has brown seats, one of which faces the rear and County Report has a rip in the leather. The golf cart was recovered June 08, 2013 in the 300 block of Apple Valley Road which runs off of Middle Road in Frederick County. It appears the suspect(s) drove the golf cart until it ran out of gas and then left it on the side of the road. If you have any information regarding a suspect or suspects in the original theft of this golf cart, please contact the Crime Solvers Hotline at (540) 665 TIPS (8477). Information leading to the arrest of a suspect may result in a reward of County Report up to $1,000. Case #13019311 Det. Charles Coleman



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Donald Howard Lee

Donald Howard Lee, 85, of Winchester, died Friday, July 19, 2013 in Winchester Medical Center. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Burnt Factory United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 399, Stephenson, VA 22656

Juanita “Neda” V. Strosnider

Juanita “Neda” Vincent Strosnider, 87, of Stephens City, Virginia, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Center, Winchester, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

Dwight H. Kocher

ETC (SS) Retired Dwight Haven “Bear” Kocher, 58, of Frederick County, Virginia, passed peacefully at his home after a courageous battle with cancer, on July 21, 2013. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dormition of The Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1700 Amherst Street, Winchester, Virginia, 22601. Flowers sent to Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

Virginia M. Swartz

Virginia Mae Luttrell Swartz, 87, of Frederick County, Virginia, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Shockeysville United Methodist Church, 136 Holiday Road, Winchester, Virginia 22603.

Robert L. Armel

Robert Loring “Bob” Armel, 79, of Romney, West Virginia, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Esther Boyd, Frederick County Animal Shelter, 161 Fort Collier Road, Winchester, Virginia, 22603 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia, 22601.

Elizabeth Clarkson Merril Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Clarkson Merrill Fitzgerald, 86, of Winchester, VA, passed away on Saturday July 20, 2013 of natural causes. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA. 22601.

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Korean War Memorial dedicated in Winchester

Gary Fletcher and Fred Haymaker laid a wreath at the base of the Korean War Memorial.

Marine Color Guard and officers of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter 313 of the Korean War Veterans Association.

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process in February it was twenty five degrees. As people complained, I told them, wait until July. I was right!” The ceremony provided something for everyone. The colors were presented by the Marine Color

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Those names were read as part of the ceremony. Granite blocks with boots and inscribed bricks lead to the memorial. A wreath was laid at the base of the memorial, accompanied by a bagpiper. The gun salute and taps were provided by the Honor Guard of VFW Post 2123.

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By Roger Bianchini Frederick County Report The preface from the Valley Health public relations department and the joint press release noted that whatever it was being announced between Valley Health and Inova on July 2 was neither a merger, nor an acquisition, but rather “an alliance.” Okay, wondering exactly what that meant for the “non-profit” Valley Health Systems with which I had a very recent and positive health care experience, I read on. The press release explained the


non-merger was an effort to better position the two health care entities “to operate, compete and succeed together” but legally still as separate entities in “a dynamic and changing environment.” “In this alliance, we have two strong health systems planning for the future and collaborating in areas that are important to the future of healthcare. The winds of change are strong, and this alliance allows our two organizations an opportunity to collaborate … do more, in a shorter period of time and at less cost, than would have been possible if pursued alone,” Valley Health


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pursuing clinical integration with respect to cardiovascular services, neurosciences, orthopedics, cancer care, trauma, women’s and infant’s and other services as agreed; and collaborating on research projects and clinical trials. In addition, by providing mutual access not only to services but physicians and managed care programs, each will be better positioned to succeed in meeting the needs of their respective communities,” the release adds. Local perspective We asked Valley Health VicePresident and Warren Memorial Hospital President Patrick Nolan to elaborate on the arrangement and its potential impacts on Warren



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ates two hospitals in West Virginia: Hampshire Memorial and War Memorial. Valley Health’s mission is serving the community by improving health. Valley Health offers the region a Level 2 Trauma Center at Winchester Medical Center, as well as a Level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit, and a full array of cardiac, neurological and orthopedic services. Other key offerings include Winchester Rehabilitation Center, three Urgent Care Centers, a medical transport division, home care centers, home health services, wellness and fitness centers and more. Inova is a not-for-profit health care system, which according to its website has 16,000 employees serving over two million people in the D.C. metro area. Its five hospitals include more than 1,700 licensed beds. Inova encompasses the full array of health services, including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV neonatal intensive

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Friday Night LIVE Bands Announced for Final Event

Clockwise from top left: Britani Myers, Creigh Riepe Band, Father’s Honor, Red Sammy, The Last Year, Dangerous Mood. Building off the success of the previous two Friday Night Lives, the Old Town Development Board and Full Circle Marketing are excited for the final installment of the Friday Night Live music series. Friday Night Live has been able to transform the Old Town walking mall into a lively block party that is fun for the whole family. Whether you want to stroll down the walking mall and listen to acoustical musical players or pay and enter one of the music venues Friday Night Live has something for anyone. Headlining the Hable stage sponsored by 105.5 The Bone is The Last Year, a modern rock band based in Baltimore, Md.


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gettable sound. Supporting The Last Year is Winchester’s own Father’s Honor. Father’s Honor fuses various styles and elements of country, rock and roll, punk, indie and alternative to create a truly unique sound, they recently performed at Winchester’s Rockin’ Independence Eve event. Warming up the crowd will be the Americana rock band, Red Sammy, form Baltimore, Md. Headlining the Cork Street stage sponsored by Q102 is country artist Creigh Riepe from Nashville, Tn. Creigh competed in the CMA Music Festival’s Rising Star Contest, and won first place for Best Original Selection with his self-written tune, “We Can’t Love.” He took home the grand prize in the 2009 Dierks Bentley MySpace vocal competition. Creigh also competed on ABC’s USA Karaoke Champion making it all the way to the semifinals. Creigh will be preceded by country singer, Britani Myers, a Winchester native. Myers opened up for Leann Rimes at the 4th Annual Patsy Cline Classic at the Patsy Cline Theatre in Winchester, VA. Opening up the Cork Street stage is an acoustic

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Every Night of the Fair Bingo, Events in the 4-H Barn, Midway, Trade Show, Star Family Circus & Raging Bull Rides (mechanical), Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Community Stage with events every evening

Admission: Adults $10.00; 7-12 $5.00; 6 & under Free Tuesday, Aug. 6th - “Family Night” Adults $6.00, 12 & under Free Armbands Monday-Thursday $16.00; Friday-Saturady $18.00 Last armband sold at 9pm

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Friday July 26 8:30pm The Magic Lantern Theater and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will offer an outdoor screening of the ever-popular, short Italian opera, “Pagliacci” at the museum, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. This film version stars Placido Domingo in performance at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Admission to the movie only is free. Bring your own chair; wine, beer and movie snacks available for purchase. In case of rain, screening will be in the MSV Reception Hall. For further info, link to, , e-mail or call 540/662-1473 x235 or 540/678-0963. Saturday July 27 The United Way Rubbermaid Commercial Product Sale will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 8am-12 noon, at the Belk parking lot- Apple Blossom Mall. This month’s sale benefits Concern Hotline. The monthly sale is made possible by a special partnership between United Way NSV, Rubbermaid Commercial Products and The Salvation Army. Product sales help the United Way and its partner agencies generate addition funds to meet local needs. For additional information contact the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley at 540-536-1610 or Tuesday July 30 7:30am George Karnes of the Rotary Club of Linden will be the featured speaker. Mr. Karnes will share the highlights



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of his trip to Taiwan. The Rotary Club of Frederick County meeting at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room - Allen Dining Hall. Invited guests, club members and visiting Rotarians are welcome. For more information contact Stephen M. Gyurisin at 540-336-7357 or smgyurisin@advanceplanningassociates. com


Thursday August 1 The Magic Lantern Theater will screen the film documentary, “The Island President” (PG) at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 1 at the Bright Box Theatre, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester and on Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers St., Berryville. President Mohamed Nasheed battles to save the Maldives, a beautiful 1200 island chain, from disappearing under a rising sea level brought on by global climate change. Bright Box admission: $8/person (MLT members: $5); Barns admission: $5/person; wine, beer, sodas, popcorn available at both locations. For further info, link to , e-mail or call

Saturday August 3 11am - 1pm Book signing with author Maryann Austin at Winchester Book Gallery on the Walking Mall in Old Town. Free and open to the public. Maryann Austin/In the Land of Cotton 5pm - 8pm Family Day Gospel Concert at Highland Church, 446 Highland Ave., Winchester. Rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair. Refreshments for sale. For more info email frederickdouglassfamilyday@ Sunday August 4 12pm - 6pm Family Day at Frederick Douglass Park (home of the Boys & Girls Club of Winchester, VA). Free lunch for children, co-ed youth football and basketball tournament, pony rides, food, vendors, face painting, games non profit organization fair, music. For more info email frederickdouglassfamilyday@ Tuesday August 6 7:30am The Rotary Club of Frederick

Shenandoah Valley quilt exhibition

The Kernstown Battlefield Association is pleased to announce the exhibition of a unique collection of Shenandoah Valley pieced quilts never previously seen by anyone outside the owner’s family. These special quilts date from 1840 to 1890 and will be on display at the Kernstown Battlefield Association’s Activities Center located at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, Virginia. Exhibition dates are Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm each day. The quilt collection was begun five generations ago in the northern Shenandoah Valley, now WV, by Mary Linganfelter and continued its growth through daughter Sarah Unger, granddaughter Gay Fuss, greatgranddaughter Elizabeth Powers and now her great-great granddaughter Mary Ryan and it still resides here in the Shenandoah Valley. We are delighted that Mrs. Ryan has allowed this unique collection to be exhibited to the public at the historic Kernstown Battlefield. The exhibit will be open to the public with an admission fee of $5.00 per person. Children under 10 are free. All proceeds will go to the Kernstown Battlefield Preservation fund. A Tea Shoppe in the Activities Center will offer sweets and tea for sale and will be hosted by KBA volunteers. The adjacent KBA Visitor Center and gift shop will be open to visitors and tours of the antebellum Pritchard House are included in the entry fee.

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County is scheduled to meet at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room - Allen Dining Hall. A Club Assembly will be held by the Club’s Committee Chairs. Andrea Wright, Ambassadorial Scholar, will address the Club briefly. Invited guests, club members, and visiting Rotarians are welcome. For more information, contact Kitty Zuckerman at 540539-3743 or Wednesday August 7 1pm - 2:30pm Geological Saga of the Shenandoah Valley at Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. With Callan Bentley, NOVA. Virginia’s dynamic geological past has included colliding continents, ancient seas, mountain uplift, and more, while its climate has varied from tropical to frigid. Come hear the story of Virginia’s distant and recent past, and prepare to be surprised! Fosa members $8, nonmembers $10, family $20. Call 540-837-1758, ext 224

the farm. Marker-Miller Orchards, 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA. 6:45pm - 8:45pm Sherando Park Big Band Pool Party. Ages 18+. Frederick County Parks & Recreation invites you to join us for our adult Big Band Pool Party at Sherando Pool to enjoy refreshments, a swim, and dancing to the sounds of the popular Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra! Fee: $5 per person (paid at the pool entrance) 200 Lakeview Circle, Stephens City Tuesday August 13 7:30am The Rotary Club of Frederick County is scheduled to meet at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room - Allen Dining Hall. Club Member, Stan Crockett, Direc-tor of the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal, will speak to the Club about the Panama Canal Expansion. Invited guests, club members, and

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visiting Rotarians are welcome. For more information, contact Kitty Zuckerman at 540-539-3743 or Wednesday August 14 6pm - 10pm Arc/Northern Shenandoah Valley upcoming fundraiser #1 spirit night at Packs on 522 north across from Winchester Church of God Thursday August 15 6pm - 10pm Arc/Northern Shenandoah Valley fundraiser at Tropical Smoothie in Rutherford Crossing Saturday August 17 11am Winchester Greek Festival. Saturday, August 17 (11 am - 7 pm) Sunday, August 18 (12 pm -7pm) Yasou! Join us in celebrating our Feast Day, The Dormition of the Virgin Mary. Observe our proud Greek culture and traditions. Sample our

Tuesday August 20 7:30am The Rotary Club of Frederick County is scheduled to meet on at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room - Allen Dining Hall. Adriana Myers, of Shenandoah University, will inform the Club about the Nurse-Midwifery

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Flower girl dress, white, size 14, Sweet Beginnings Brand, with 4� Turquoise Satin Ribbon Trim with Bow, with matching turquoise shoes (size 3.5B) with matching pocketbook. pleated dress, floor length, & dress bought in 2006. $50. Call 540-539-4872 (5/13)


Baldwin electric player piano. Solid Oak. Exc. condition, w/music rolls. $1400.00 Call 540-450-8741 (4/13) Kimball Entertainer III Organ for sale. $100 OBO. Needs some work/transistors. This is a fun organ! Call 540-535-9728 (4/13) Old glass jars, blue & white with glass lids, pint and quarts $4.00 each. 100 year old wooden headboard $100.00 and 100 year old wicker baby stroller $100.00. Cookie jars, some McCoy including an Aunt Jemina, various prices. Call 540-662-9023 (5/13) Masonic Ring with two .4 caret diamonds, ruby with mason emblem, 14k Gold, appraises at over $7000. Will sacrifice and take $4000. Call 540-662-9023 (5/13) Lawnmower: Craftsman Walk behind Gas mower 6 HP 22� cut; self propelled Power drive. Model # 917376290 Serial # 041796M063930 Was bought new, used only twice $100 Have Manual. Call 540-723-0285 (7/13) Air conditioners: Sharp 5500 BTU air conditioner Model AF-501 M6 “1994� $ 40.00 Fedder 5000 BTU air conditioner ALR-05 F2J “1986� $ 40.00 Each can cool 150-200 square foot room Call 540-723-0285 (7/13)


“Little Giant Ladder� 6-7’ like new $160. Ivy Italian leather sofa $150 or b/o. Loveseat, brown like new $125. Parking meter $125. Call 540-450-8741 (6/13) Miniature Donkey, gelding, 12 yrs.old, sweet disposition, $125. Call 540-422-1625 (7/13) Eli Terry Pillar & Scroll Clock, circa 1805, Mahogany, serious inquiries only. Call 540-869-3333. (11/12) Caleb Davis Tall-Case Well-Documented Valley Clock, 8-day bell strike, serious inquiries only. Call 540-869-3333. Mink Coat, full length, Size 12, gorgeous brown mahogany. Serious inquiries only. 540-869-3333

Entertainment Center: Light Oak with glass doors. (64� wide X 58� high X 23� deep) Very good condition $275.00 540-723-0285 (12/12) 2 plots + 1 vault at Shenahdoah Memorial Park, $4000. 540-622-7307 6/13) Rotisserie oven: Baby George, Model GR59A Used only once-very clean, like new condition. No box. $50.00 540-723-0285 (12/12) Chestnut Wood Doll Bed: 33-1/2� Long by 20� Wide (scaled down version of regular bed) Large over size quilt custom made; Dust ruffle; Two pillows; Mattress (I will e-mail picture to you if you would like to view it on line) $250.00 - Phone: (540) 635-9748. (12/13) Fourpost dark wood bedroom suite for sale price is 250.00. Includes head and foot board, chester dresser, dresser and mirror. Also have for sale bookcase headboard with rails for 75.00. Please call 540-868-2428 (1/13) Couch, cream/lt.brown, GC $250, Table/4-chrs, MSTA $150 GC. Call 540-636-8649 (7/13) Beautiful Amish crafted 8 piece solid light oak dining set with 2 piece hutch with glass/wood cabinet, pedistal table with leaf, 4 high back chairs. Picture can be sent 423-470-6911 Steph. City (2/13) Sofa taupe/wing back chair with coffee table, 2 end tables - $300 423-4706911 Stephens City (2/13) 2 crypts, side by side in Shenandoah Memorial Park. Includes opening and closing.$15,000 value, asking $7115.00 Call 540-247-6328 Pronto scooter sure stop model M51. Asking $800. Runs Call 540-868-8800 4 captain swivel bar chairs $125. Call 540-869-3506


Power Wheels girl’s pink Barbie Escalade. $150. Call 540-869-7977 (6/13) Hammond Organ, 25 pedals, 2 manual full-draw bars, mahogany, ec, serious inquiries only. 540-869-3333 (11/12)

Bach French Horn with hard case. Standard single yellow brass with fixed bell. A good horn for beginners and intermediate students. $750.00 OBO. Call 540-323-0017 (6/13) Ibanez Acoustic A/E Guitar with canvas case $225 OBO. Call 540-323-0017 (6/13) Penn Master Mariner NO. 349 Fishing Reel and Penn JigMaster NO. 500 Fishing Reel. EC. $85 pair, $45 each. Call 540-635-6947 (6/13) Girls 24� Schwinn bike. $100 OBO. Call 540-323-0017


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This deal occurred in a pair championship. The contract at every table was three notrump, and in each case declarer failed to make it. However, subsequent analysis showed that the contract should have been made. The play was fairly uniform at the various tables. West led a heart, and declarer won East’s jack with the queen. After cashing four club tricks, declarer led either a spade or a diamond. West took the ace of whichever suit was led and returned the king of hearts.

South could now have cashed eight tricks, but at some tables, when he attempted to establish a ninth trick, West took his other ace and ran his hearts to put the contract down two. All the plays seem so normal that it is difficult to see where declarer went wrong. But the fact is that each declarer missed an opportunity to make the contract. The winning play is to allow East to win the opening heart lead with the jack! Once South does this, the contract cannot be stopped. Let’s assume East returns a diamond. West takes the ace, but what can he do next? If he returns a heart, declarer scores the queen and finishes with 10 tricks; with any other return, South drives out the spade ace and winds up with nine tricks. It can be argued that ducking the jack of hearts is easy to do when all 52 cards are in view, but actually the play can be supported by simple logic. It is certainly reasonable to credit West with both missing aces as well as a six-card suit for his vulnerable overcall. Furthermore, the six-card suit must be assumed since the contract cannot be made if West has only five hearts (and both aces), whether or not declarer wins the first heart. All indications thus point clearly to ducking the jack of hearts at trick one.

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Adjusting a Pilot Light


I have an older gas furnace in my home upstairs that works very well, but I haven’t had it maintained it in a few years. I think the pilot light looks weak, but there’s no setting for a higher flame. How can I improve the pilot light flame? — Nancy in Buffalo, N.Y. There is a way to control the height of the pilot light flame. Next to the “Pilot� indicator on the furnace’s control switch, there is a small screw located near the pilot light-thermocouple assembly. I’ll typically shine a small flashlight and use a magnifying glass to read the imprinted type on the control housing to make sure that’s the right screw. With the pilot light burning, use a Phillips-head screwdriver to carefully turn the screw one way and then the other, watching the pilot light to see if it gets stronger or weaker. The flame should be angling toward a nearby object that looks like a small vertical pipe: This is called the thermocouple, an important safety device. If the pilot light goes out, the thermocouple detects it and shuts the valve supplying gas to the pilot. The pilot flame should touch the thermocouple at a specific level. If the flame is blue and weak, and barely reaches the thermocouple, it needs to be stronger. If it extends well above the thermocouple, it’s too strong. If the flame covers the top of the thermocouple and burns steadily with a yellow tip, that’s just about right. What if the pilot light won’t stay —30—



lighted? If the assembly looks OK, turn off the gas supply at the nearest valve and try heating the thermocouple using a match for about 30 seconds to a minute. Then relight the pilot. If that doesn’t work, replace the thermocouple by carefully unscrewing it from the control housing using an open-ended wrench, being careful not to ding or bend the supply pipe or the pilot-light assembly. Install a new thermocouple by screwing it in, heating it up a bit, and then lighting the pilot. Keep in mind that this task can be a little frustrating, because you’re almost always working in a cramped, hard-to-access spot. Be patient and take frequent breaks if necessary, rather than compromise safety or damage the unit. Make sure you know exactly where the main shutoffs for your home’s gas, water and electrical supply are located, and that you know how to turn them off in an emergency. Send your questions or home tips to My new e-book, “101 Best Home Tips,� is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. Š 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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