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This Tidbits shares some interesting election trivia. With another presidential election happening shortly in the United States, maybe it is time for some election news you may not have heard; funny, sad, and maybe a bit absurd! • The youngest man elected president was John Kennedy who was 43. Most Americans are aware of that news but did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was actually younger, 42, when he was elevated to president from vice president? He filled the position when William McKinley was assassinated. • The oldest president elected was Ronald Reagan who was 69. Reagan and Gerald Ford were the two presidents who lived the longest after serving, both living to age 93. • Young Grover Cleveland was only nineteen, not even old enough to vote, when he worked on James Buchanan’s successful Democratic run for the presidency in 1856. After Buchanan, there would not be another Democrat in the White House until Cleveland himself was elected 28 years later in 1884! Buchanan was the only president that never married. • Reagan was the only president who had been divorced. Five presidents remarried after their wives died, two of them, John Tyler and Woodrow Wilson, while they were in office. • Six U.S. presidents had no children. John Tyler had the most, fifteen! Tyler was called “His Accidency” by opponents, being the first vice president called to fill the office of president by the death of his predecessor, William Henry Harrison. Harrison died of pneumonia after only being in office 32 days, the shortest term of any U.S. president. turn the page for more!


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And that’s not all. Medical care has gone up 4 percent this year. Gas for the car rose 6 percent. Rents and utilities also have risen.

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How Will You Spend Your $20.91?

Meanwhile there’s the coming rise in Medicare Part B. That cost comes out of your Social Security check before you even get it. It’s estimated that the additional cost each month will be in the $7 range -- onethird of the Social Security adjustment.

For 2013, Social Security recipients will get a whopping 1.7 percent increase in their monthly checks starting in January. Only a few times since 1975 has that rate of increase been so low. For a person who receives the average $1,230 per month, that increase will amount to $20.91 extra. Don’t spend it all in one place.

When you run all the numbers, I think we’re already spending our average $20.91 increase.

The small increase is due to the Consumer Price Index, which Social Security adjustments are based on. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the index increased just 1.7 percent overall in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2012. The USDA does concede that because of the droughts in the Midwest (the worst in 50 years), food prices will rise in 2013 above the “average” inflation of 2.5 percent to 3 percent that’s taken place in 2012. It takes several months for that type of disaster to impact food prices. It says that for 2013, “inflation should be above the historical average for food categories such as cereals and bakery products, as well as other foods.” Let’s sit down

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

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1. Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart produced hits for many major groups in the 1960s, but were best known for the songs they wrote for The Monkees. The duo created more than 300 compositions and sold 42 million records. 2. The Box Tops. The first line of the song, “Give me a ticket for an aeroplane,” was a throwaway mentioned by the father of a bandmember. “The Letter” was a No. 1 hit in 1967 and later covered by Joe Cocker. 3. Bruce Springsteen. Some members of Steel Mill ended up in Springsteen’s E Street Band in 1972. 4. Tina Turner. She met future husband Ike Turner when he was playing in St. Louis. Tina grabbed the mic, and it wasn’t long before the Ike & Tina Turner Revue was born. 5. “Gold Dust Woman,” by Fleetwood Mac, written and sung by Stevie Nicks. The 1977 song was originally cut as a B-side to “You Make Loving Fun.” (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• It was Scotsman Bertie Charles Forbes, journalist and founder of Forbes magazine, who made the following sage observation: “There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than in being a tenth-rate executive.” • The prospectors of 1849 might not have realized it, but you’re more likely to find a 5-carat diamond than a 1-ounce nugget of gold. • You might be surprised -- and, depending on your temperament, terrified -- to learn that bats can fly at speeds up to 60 mph. Some can even reach altitudes of 10,000 feet. • Coffee beans are actually seeds. The fruit of the coffee tree is called a cherry and are said to be delicious. They spoil too quickly to be marketed effectively, though, so only the seeds are used. • Beverly Hills, Calif., is one of the most affluent areas of the country. It was not always such a posh locale, however; in 1920 the population was 674, and most of the land was given over to bean fields. • All joking aside, those who study such things say that natural blondes tend to have more difficulty driving than those whose hair is of a darker hue -- at night, anyway. The reason? Most natural blondes also have blue eyes, which aren’t as good as brown eyes at shielding out light. This means that blondes tend to be more easily blinded by the headlights of oncoming cars.

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Why turning 62 rocks! By Diane Brune At age 60, I believed I was a model of good health. I’d been a runner for more than 30 years. I was certified as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. I took my vitamins, drank my juice and ate (mostly) healthy food. But there was one area of my health that I overlooked: my strength and building back the muscles I lost as I aged. Oh, I tried working out in gyms. But I didn’t like the time it took, and I struggled with the equipment. I have bought and sold more home exercise machines than I want to admit. Honestly, I didn’t think it mattered. I still thought I was healthy. That is, until I attended a health seminar in late 2009, where I learned something astounding. I learned my BMI (that’s a measure of body fat) was way too high. A healthy BMI score is between 20 and 25. If that wasn’t bad enough, my blood pressure was also high. My bone density was at the low end of normal. And here’s the thing: I was at my lowest weight ever and it was the loss of muscles causing the problems! So as the New Year approached, I made a resolution. I was finally going to get my muscles back. My past experiences convinced me that I could not do this alone. That’s why I turned to 20 Minutes to Fitness, a medically-based program that helps you build muscle and get fit in just 20 minutes, once a week. At 20 Minutes to Fitness, you work out on specialized equipment. Just as importantly, a coach from their fabulous staff stays with you the entire time to make sure you get it right. And when I say fabulous, I mean it. I was a certified International Masters Level Life Coach and have a master’s degree in community counseling. I KNOW a good coach when I see one.

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Nearly a half-million people will take temporary jobs during the holidays to earn extra income. The cash that comes in from those jobs can go a long way toward easing financial strains -- if the windfall goes to critical items first. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling offers some timely advice about where to put that extra money to make sure it does the most good. Here are its recommendations, listed in order of what to do first: --Bring current all living expenses, such as housing, utilities and insurance payments. If you need to put gas in the car or food on the table, those basics will help restore stability. --Catch up on secured debts, such as a car payment or any loan that involves collateral. If you don’t get caught up on secured debt, you can lose whatever the loan covers. Additional fees can be added to a car repossession, so you could end up owing additional money despite having lost your vehicle. --Catch up on past-due debt, such as credit cards. While there is no collateral such as a vehicle, being behind on other debts can result in lower credit scores, which can impact your future ability to borrow at good interest rates. You also will be

subject to late fees, and if the creditor is awarded a judgment against you, your wages could be garnished. Additionally, if you’re left without a credit card, you’ll be forced to pay cash everywhere you go. --Take care of any repairs to your home or vehicle before the problems get worse. If there are extra funds, weatherize your home. The benefits of weatherization will result in lower utility bills not only this winter, but in future years. --Put 10 percent of your holiday pay into a savings account, if possible, after paying critical items. If you have cash left after paying off more crucial items, increase the amount for savings. To learn more about what the National Foundation for Credit Counseling has to say, go to its website at Check the financial self-assessment and the budget sheets in the consumer tools section. The alerts link has information on debt settlements and what to guard against. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to

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SWEATER WEATHER (continued): • Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood is still showing, in fact, it is the longest-running program on public television. • President George W. Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mr. Rogers in 2002, recognizing his contribution to the well-being of children and his long career in public television that demonstrated kindness, compassion and learning. The medal is the highest civilian award given in the United States. • In his show, when Mr. Rogers would change his shoes and put on his sweater, he was showing skills as well as routines that children needed to learn. He always put his shoes away and hung up his clothes, showing responsibilities that they needed to learn. • The type of sweater that Mr. Rogers wore was a cardigan. Typically they button or zip down the front. Even though he made the sweater popular for his television audience, it had been around for centuries.

The sweater was named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan, James Thomas Brudenell, a British military commander. A cardigan sweater is normally made by machine or hand knitted from wool. • Fishermen of France and the British Isles were probably the first people to use cardigans. The heavy, hand-knitted wool was helpful in keeping them warm out on the water on gloomy days. • The Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland at the mouth of Galway Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, an area where fishing and farming have been closely connected for centuries, are known for their wool sweaters. The outdoor workers needed warm coverings to keep warm during North Atlantic winters. • The sweaters were made with many stitches that became associated with particular Irish clans. Aran sweaters have been knitted since the late 1800s and are still in demand today. While in the past they were made by hand, machines are used for most today. A true hand-stitched Aran sweater is quite valuable

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Hot Flashes Can Last Into the 70s DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please tell me if there

unusual tumors -- carcinoid and pheochromocytoma -- are

is something I can take to get rid of hot flashes? I am

examples of illnesses that produce symptoms similar to a

74 and have them all the time. I sweat terribly. I have

hot flash.

tried Estrace (female hormone), Estroblend (a dietary


supplement) and black cohosh (an herbal remedy). --

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 84 years old. Recently I had


a CT scan of my abdomen. It revealed multiple diverticula in the sigmoid colon. Will you please explain diverticulitis to

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hot flashes into their 70s. Most women get over them in six months to five years after menopause. The drop in


estrogen production that occurs with menopause affects

diverticulosis -- small, pea-size protrusions of the colon

a part of the brain that regulates body temperature.

lining on the outer surface of the colon. Between 50 percent

The brain’s thermostat is thrown out of whack, and the

and 80 percent of people your age have the same condition.

result is spells of sudden, uncomfortable warming with

Diverticulosis almost never causes pain. It hasn’t caused


any trouble in your past. It’s most unlikely to cause you any







trouble in the future. Let me give you the usual recommendations made for control of hot flashes. I’m pretty sure

Fiber stops diverticula from forming.

you must have tried them after more than 20

Make sure you’re getting 25-30 grams of

years of putting up with flashes. Dress in layers

it every day.

so that outer garments can be shed at the first inkling of a hot flash. That can keep it from

Diverticulitis is inflammation of diverticula.

becoming a full-blown one. Keep ice water on

It happens to only a few people with

hand and drink it at the start of a flash. Cut

diverticulosis. Fiber also will prevent

back on caffeine. Slow, deep breathing at the

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onset of a flash is said to minimize it. The booklet on diverticulosis explains Estrogen, which you have tried, is the most effective

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Effexor and Lexapro, two antidepressants, have met with


success in suppressing hot flashes for some women. Here

Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual

they are not used for their antidepressant action. It’s an

letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever

example of medicines that have more than one function.

possible. Readers may write him or request an order form

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of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,

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