OVER 4 MILLION Readers Weekly Nationwide!FREE
OVER 4 MILLION FREE Readers Weekly Nationwide!
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ©2007
OF SNO-KING COUNTIES
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2007
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ©2006
The Neatest Little Paper Ever Read The For Neatest Little Paper Ever Read JBurke Publishing Ad Rates call: (206) 902-7557
January 10-16, 2013
Vol. 2, Issue 2 www.tidbitsofsno-king.com
Terrace Village Barber Shop
TIDBITS® LAUGHS AT
BAD DOGS by Janet Spencer
The Designer’s Rack an Exclusive Resale Boutique
16300 Aurora Ave. North Von’s Square - Suite C Shoreline, WA 98133 (206) 542-9600
For more than 30 years Queen Anne Painting has earned its exceptional reputation by delivering exactly what you expect in a painting contractor.
A lot has been said about hero dogs – but not all of them are heroes! Let’s take a look: • When Haroldo Renato Mota of Sao Paulo, Brazil let his dog out one day in February of 2002, he knew there was a high likelihood that the dog would return carrying something he had found- a stick, a bone, a piece of trash. But the dog, a black and white mixed breed named Chumbinho, came back carrying something Mota didn’t recognize. He told the dog to drop it. Mota recognized it all right- a rusty hand grenade. He called police; police called the bomb squad; and the bomb squad detonated the grenade safely. • Mark and Lara Tomlinson live in South Africa with their kids and their dog Digger. Digger is well named, perpetually burying and unbury bones. One day in February of 2002 when Digger began to dig industriously underneath the children’s playhouse, Mark became curious when another neighborhood dog, a puppy named Jack, joined in the excavation. Going to see what they were so interested in, he found to his alarm that the two dogs had uncovered a bomb. Police removed the 60mm mortar bomb left over from World War II. The playhouse had been built the previous April. “Never did we think that we were building it on top of a bomb,” said Lara. • In 1998 when Rachel Murray of Britain wanted to get a Christmas gift for her roommate, she decided to get him a cell phone. She wrapped it and left it under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, her dog, a turn the page for more!
(425) 672-4450 22003 66th Avenue West Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Lunch: Tues. - Sun. 11:30 am - 2 pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4 pm - 10 pm
7620 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore, WA 98028 For reservation or take-out call: (425) 486-6200
Your Local Roofing Expert Roofing, New Construction, Remodel, Commerical, Residential...we do it all!
Call us today for a quote!
We are a family-owned business with 30 years of experience ready to help you with any construction project, big or small.
ts, rds, Gif , a C , s r avo oons Par ty F er, Ball ! p a P g n ore Wrappi , and m s y a d h Bir t
Console and Game Repair
EN A W 7 DA Buy & Sell Used Games EEK YS at 2 Great Locations www.seattlegamegurus.com
(206) 363-0966 20136 Ballinger Way NE Suite A-05A Shoreline, WA 98155
sday 12-9 ay 12-11
Summit Construction and Roofing is a certified installer of IB Roof Systems. Call (253) 839-2400 for an estimate!
We are so confident with our systems that every residential roof comes with a 100% lifetime material warranty.
Leading Manufacturer of Single-Ply Roofing Membranes Since 1978.
® Tidbits ® Sno-King Tidbitsof of Dallas Counties County
BAD DOGS (continued):
A Note from the Editors
bloodhound named Charlie, enjoyed tearing the package apart while he was bored and unsupervised. Finding the mess but not the phone, Murray dialed the number, hoping to hear it ring. She heard it ringing- a muff led ringing, coming from inside Charlie’s stomach. “At first I though Charlie was lying on the phone- then I realized where it was. I couldn’t believe he’d swallowed it. I sat there in disbelief.” The vet advised her to let nature take its course, and 24 hours later, the phone emerged. The Orange Nokia was in perfect working order.
Hello again, Tidbits Readers! So glad to have you this week. We’ve got your favorite puzzles, riddles, jokes and more including a super crossword that is sure to help you pass the time. We’ve also got our second feature on amazing women in history. Be sure to check that out on page 5. As you know, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we’re preparing something special for all of you. We’ll have a date night guide that will give you all the details about great movies to see, places to eat and where to buy your flowers and chocolates. We’re going to be focusing on some fun local businesses and we’d love to feature yours if you’re doing something special for your customers. Feel free to give us a call! Have a great week!
Harrison and Jennifer Burke Owners/Publishers JBurke Publishing www.tidbitsofsno-king.com email@example.com (206) 902-7557
Rigatoni with Beef and Green Olives
Hearty rigatoni topped with lean ground beef and a sauce studded with piquant green olives makes quick, filling dinner during the cold winter months. Salt 1 large (10- to 12-ounce) onion 1 cup green olives, jarred and pitted 3 cloves garlic 1/3 cup red pepper, roasted and drained 12 ounces 90-percent lean ground beef 12 ounces rigatoni pasta 1 teaspoon dried oregano Pepper Chopped parsley, for garnish
WANT TO RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS? Publish a Paper in Your Area If You Can Provide: Sales Experience · A Computer · Desktop Publishing Software · A Reasonable Financial Investment
We provide the opportunity for success!
Call 1.800.523.3096 www.tidbitsweekly.com
Information in the Tidbits® Paper is gathered from sources considered to be reliable but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.
Can’t Get Enough Tidbits?
TRILOGY Limited Edition Book Set Reprints of Books I, II, & III.
RESERVE NOW! Send $24.95 (plus $5.00 S&H) by Check or Money Order to:
Tidbits Media, Inc.
1430 I-85 Parkway, Suite 301 Montgomery, AL 36106 (800) 523-3096 (Alabama residents add appropriate sales tax.)
1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Chop onion and garlic. Reserve 1 tablespoon olive brine; drain olives. Halve olives; thinly slice red pepper. 2. To 12-inch nonstick skillet, add beef and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook on medium 5 to 6 minutes or until browned, stirring and breaking up meat with spoon. With slotted spoon, transfer beef to medium bowl. 3. Add pasta to boiling water. Cook 2 minutes less than minimum time that label directs, stirring occasionally. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta; return to pot. 4. To same skillet, add onion, oregano and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, stirring often. Return beef to skillet. Stir in olives, red pepper and reserved olive brine. Cook 2 minutes or until heated through. 5. To pasta in pot, add beef mixture and reserved cooking liquid. Heat on medium 2 minutes or until pasta is cooked, stirring often. Serve in shallow bowls; garnish with parsley. Serves 4. Time-saving tip: To peel garlic faster, press down on it with the side of a chef’s knife; the peel will slide right off.
The Tidbits Paper is a Division of Tidbits Media, Inc. • Montgomery, AL 36106 (800) 523-3096 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • All Rights Reserved ©2008 ®
Want to see your ad here?
Harrison & Jennifer Burke Owner/Publisher JBurke Publishing www.tidbitsofsno-king.com email@example.com
Call us! (206) 902-7557
• Stinky, a six-year-old mongrel, enjoyed going hunting with his master, 30-yearold Kelly Russell near their New Zealand home. In December of 2000, Stinky, Russell, and another dog named Red were out hunting wild pigs. When Russell cornered a pig, he set down his rif le to pick up his knife and, in the ensuing chaos, Stinky jumped on the gun. “There was a big bang and my leg went f lying back,” recalled Russell. The blast tore right through his foot. Unable to walk or drive and barely able to crawl, Russell endured a five-hour wait before someone came along who could help him. At the Waikato hospital, doctors were unable to save his foot. Stinky went home, unaware of the trouble he had caused, and Russell said he didn’t blame Stinky for the accident. Russell was charged with hunting illegally in an exotic forest. He collected $10,000 (New Zealand dollars) from the state-run insurance company for the accident, and was fined only $500 for illegal hunting. • In the year 2000 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Mark Meltz bought his fiancée Hillary Feinberg a lovely wedding ring. On the day before their wedding, he set the ring on the kitchen counter where he’d be sure to see it and remember to give it to the best man. That evening while walking his year-and-a-half old lab, Liza, he noticed the dog was coughing and hacking a lot, but he didn’t think anything of it- until he was unable to find the ring on the morning of the wedding day. Suspecting that the cat had knocked it off the counter and the dog had swallowed it, he rushed the dog to Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, where vet Kathleen Wirth took an X-ray and confirmed his fears. At the wedding at 4:00 that afternoon, Hillary Feinberg presented Mark Meltz with a wedding band, and Mark Meltz presented Hillary Feinberg with an X-ray. The congregation burst into laughter. Meltz’s father stood watch over the dog waiting for the ring to reappear while the couple went on their Hawaiian honeymoon. • Garbage collector Glen Shaw operates a trash collection service in New Hampshire. He occasionally allowed his large Newfoundland dog named Bear to come along for the ride. But at 4:30a.m. on December 20, 2001, Shaw got out of the 10-wheeled compactor truck to load some garbage in the back. Bear somehow released the hand brake somehow, and the truck began to roll slowly forward. Shaw ran after the runaway garbage truck but was unable to catch it as it gained momentum, rolling down the road. It plunged into the Souhegan River, and Shaw plunged into the water in order to rescue the dog. The dog turned out to be fine, but it took a hazardous material team turn the page for more!
For Advertising Call (206) 902-7557
BAD DOGS (continued):
many hours to clean up the mess.
by Samantha Weaver • It was humorist Jerome K. Jerome who made the following sage observation: “It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.” • Though it is unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable, there is a law on the books in Tennessee which prohibits duelists, preachers and atheists from being elected to public office. • According to most history books, the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., in April of 1861, but that’s not entirely true. The first shots of the war between the North and the South actually were fired in January of that year in Pensacola, Fla., where a garrison of Union troops was stationed at Fort Barrancus. A contingent of Florida and Alabama troops marched on the fort with the intent to throw out the Yankees in their midst. However, the Southerners’ dedication to the cause was somewhat lacking; as soon as the Union soldiers fired at them, they beat a hasty retreat. • Those who study such things say that the average lightning bolt has a temperature of approximately 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. For comparison, the sun’s average temperature is only 10,000 F. • If you’ve ever been told to shut your pie-hole, you might have wondered where the expression came from. The term was first used in 1983, in the film version of Stephen King’s horror novel “Christine.” *** Thought for the Day: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” -- Jim Henson © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
PICKS OF THE WEEK
“Searching For Sugar Man” (PG-13) -- Rodriguez was a singer/songwriter who had that Bob Dylan folk-singer sound and insightful lyrics, with an urban, Mexican-American influence that made him unique. Rodriguez became a ‘60s icon, but only in South Africa. This documentary follows two South African fans as they search for the truth about what happened to the pop star who slipped between the cracks. It’s a rather upbeat tale. Rodriguez’s career slipped into obscurity, he never made any money from his South African record sales, and the rumor mill over there says that the singer committed suicide on stage. However, the film gets to the truth of the matter -- and the way people were affected by his music -- and delivers an intriguing and uplifting story. “End of Watch” (R) -- Two patrol cops in LA (Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena) dive into a whirlwind of violence and corruption to take down a parasitic gang. Written and directed by David Ayer (creator of the gripping and successful “Training Day”), the story attempts a gritty look at what it’s like for two pals on the bottom of the chain-of-command when they pick a fight with a much larger force. The movie feels a little distracted. There’s this gimmick where all of the footage is supposedly from small camera worn by the cops themselves, but that goes away when it doesn’t work. It has a lot of banter between cops as they drive around, but it doesn’t create that same sense of reality or tension that made “Training Day” so forceful. “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning” (R) -- JeanClaude Van Damme returns for this fifth and final installment of an action series from the early ‘90s. It is quite violent, gory and over-the-top, everything you want from a JCVD video rental. The plot involves revenge, genetically modified super-soldiers, lots of kicking and a few little plot twists. If the “Expendables 2” seemed too tame and you need to revisit the kind of action that inspires such tributes, pick up “Day of Reckoning.” DOG OF THE WEEK “The Paperboy” (R) -- This ridiculous film goes into the swampy land of South Florida in the ‘60s to tell a convoluted story about creepy, sweaty people who like to yell, murder and talk about intercourse. Matthew Mcconaughey plays a reporter who wants to investigate the story of death-row inmate, John Cusack. Nicole Kidman plays Cusack’s lover, but then she falls for the younger, more shirtless, Zac Efron. The film attempts to be in your face and sultry, but just comes out silly and kinda gross. TV RELEASES “The Men Who Built America” “Scarecrow & Mrs King: Complete Fourth Season” “Young Justice Invasion Destiny Calling: Season 2” “Wild Kratts: Lost at Sea” “Iron Man: Armored Adventures Season 2 Vol. 3”
“Kendra: Season 4”
(c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
• In Oklahoma, the Dodson family left their three-month-old puppy in the utility room when they went out. They returned to find their home a pile of rubble. The pup somehow f lipped the gas line switch, filling the room with natural gas. When the water heater kicked on, the gas exploded. The pup was hurled clear of the explosion, unharmed. • Lyle Sneary and his dog Rancher were driving in a truck making the rounds of his Oklahoma cattle herd. Noticing a cow was down, Sneary got out of the truck, while the dog stayed inside. Sneary fed the cow hay out of the back of his truck. Seeing that dinner was being served, the rest of the cattle herd stampeded towards him. He began screaming to head off the herd, which caused Rancher to get excited inside the truck. The dog hit the automatic door lock. Then he knocked the gear shift into neutral. Seeing the truck rolling, Sneary jumped on the sideboard, trying to reach inside the window. He was unable to stop the truck and bailed out right before the rig hit a tree. Sneary and his dog had to walk a mile and a half to call for help. The officer who responded revoked Rancher’s license. • Michael Staley and Jenna Lee Fetters left their black lab tied to an outdoor water spigot at their apartment in Montana while they went out. The dog pulled so hard on its leash that the spigot broke. The broken pipe f looded the apartment. The property manager entered the home using his pass key to shut off the water. Not only did he find the emergency water shut-off valve in the basement, but he also found 21 six-foot marijuana plants under cultivation in the basement. Police lieutenant Jim Neumayer was still searching the basement when Staley and Fetters returned. They were arrested on the spot.
® Tidbits of®Sno-King Tidbits of DallasCounties County
To Your Good Health By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Teenagers Often Make Acne Worse
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 17 years old. I have pimples all over my face. The only thing that helped was an antibiotic, but it made me sensitive to sunlight. My parents don’t want me to continue to use an antibiotic. Can you help? -- G.G. ANSWER: Let’s start with a couple of mistakes made by most people with acne. Don’t scrub your face or any place where acne has broken out. Scrubbing causes irritation and worsens acne. Use a mild soap like Dove when washing. Don’t squeeze pimples, whiteheads or blackheads. You force bacteria into adjacent skin. Acne develops because of clogged pores through which hairs grow and through which sebaceous (oil) glands empty their oil onto the skin. The first signs of trouble are whiteheads or blackheads. They indicate that the pore is plugged. Deep in the pore, down from the blockage, the oil glands continue to secrete oil and greatly distend the pore, which can rupture. Bacteria thrive on the oil. At this point, a pimple is born. Acne control involves unplugging the pore, eliminating the bacteria and putting the brakes on oil production. The oil production is in high gear because of the increase of male hormones at this time in life. Benzoyl peroxide unplugs pores. Brand names include Clearasil and AcneClear, both available without prescription, as are many other brands. From this point on, effective medicines require a prescription. The first choice is retinoids -- Renova cream and Retin-A. They’re often used on alternating days with benzoyl peroxide. The next step up is antibiotics. In creams and lotions, they aren’t absorbed very much. Clindamycin and erythromycin are two such products. If no progress comes from skin-applied antibiotics, then oral antibiotics are the next step. Tetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline are examples. Your parents should reconsider their
They’ve got museums dedicated to everything else on earth, so why not toilets too? • In India, the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in New Delhi exhibits all manner of potties. The museum follows the history of toilets dating back to 2,500 B.C. Find out about the first electric chamber pot, which pre-warmed the seat. See the medieval porta-potty shaped like a treasure chest. There’s the French commode disguised as a stack of books, each carrying the title of a literary classic. (Lift the lid by opening up the volume on top.) You’ll find a replica of King Louis XIII’s throne, who had a commode installed under his throne so he didn’t need to be take bathroom breaks. Also displayed are modern toilets such as the microwave toilet which incinerates waste without using any water. If you want to find out about the technology, social customs, or etiquette of the toilet, this is the place for you. • Curators at the Gladstone Pottery Museum in England opened an exhibit described as a “celebration of the toilet” in 2001. The area surrounding the museum has historically been a hub of pottery
ban on their use. Even if they sensitize you to sunlight, simply stay out of sunlight when using them. They worked for you. I haven’t listed all acne medicines. Bad acne, like yours, calls for treatment by the family doctor or a dermatologist. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing on behalf of several neighbors who have started soaking golden raisins in gin. Each of them takes nine such raisins a day. They claim this was a method shown on television to remedy arthritis. Have you ever heard of this? Our curiosity is getting the best of us. -- E.G. ANSWER: I have heard this many times. No one has proven it works. No reliable information suggests it might work. I don’t believe it’s a legitimate arthritis treatment. However, if you like gin and like raisins, then the practice is OK, so long as you don’t go overboard on taking in too much alcohol. The booklet on arthritis describes the different kinds of arthritis and their treatments. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 301W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./ $6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2012 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved
and ceramics, and many of the world’s toilet manufacturers are based in the area, making it the perfect spot for a museum exhibit dedicated to the cause. The exhibit, called “Flushed with Pride,” honors Thomas Crapper, a real-life plumber who improved the design of several parts of the toilet but did not actually invent it. There are seven gallery rooms displaying over 150 objects related to the toilet. It begins with a realistically re-created pit toilet from an 1840s tenement slum, shared with realistically re-created pigs, complete with realistically re-created odors formed by combining various noxious chemicals. • The Gladstone Pottery Museum’s display of pre-sewer system toilets is billed as “an immersive theatrical experience.” Visitors climb into a sewer pipe to view a video showing modern sanitary engineers doing their work. There’s a hands-on interactive gallery which traces the development of the toilet with visitors invited to do some flushing of their own. The collection of Victorian toilets is billed as the most complete showcase of historic toilets on earth. There’s also a gallery devoted to the development of the bath-
room, including the story of how color was introduced to bathroom fixtures. A highlight is the avocado bathroom suite displaying green porcelain first used in the 1960s. Wanna know how astronauts go to the bathroom? Find out in an exhibit devoted to telling how people accomplish the feat in extreme environments. Finally, toilets of the future are considered. Waterless toilets? Composting potties? Toilets that check waste products to identify health problems? The possibilities are discussed in detail. • In Wisconsin, the Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue displayed a collection of toilet paper from the time it opened in 1992 until it closed in 2000. Nearly 3,000 different rolls collected from restrooms all over the world were shown, including TP swiped from such notable places as Ellis Island, Caesar’s Palace, the Alamo, and Graceland. Proudly presented were the “roll of the week” as well as a complete history of T.P. from leaves to Sears catalog to Charmin. There was the European Collection, the African Shelf, and the Mexican Display. The museum is now closed. The paperwork is in storage, awaiting a new home.
We’re ALWAYS affordable.
22803 44th Ave West | Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 | (425) 582-2412
Easy month to month memberships
(206) 902-7557 For Advertising Call (334) 505-0674
WOMEN IN HISTORY:
EMMA CARPENTER COWAN
Emma Carpenter, born in Wisconsin in 1853, moved to Montana with her family in 1864. Emma married a lawyer named George Cowan when she was 22. In 1872, Yellowstone became the world’s first national park. Emma and George decided to travel to the area to celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary. At that time, Yellowstone was a wilderness area with only rough wagon trails. An expedition was mounted, consisting of Emma and George, several friends, and Emma’s older brother and younger sister. • It took several days of travel to reach the park. Along the way they heard disturbing news of Indian warfare. The Nez Perce tribe had been unceremoniously evicted from their tribal lands in Idaho by white settlers. They preferred to flee to Canada rather than settle on reservation lands. The army was summoned to force the tribe into subjugation. • Emma didn’t fear the Indians, and the trip went forward. They marveled at the geysers they found in Yellowstone. But then they encountered the Nez Perce Indians, who asked them for supplies. George refused to help them, and was rude. Emma advised him to hold his tongue. When one member of their party started to give the Indians some food, George angrily stopped the exchange. Finally, several warriors told them that they were officially being held hostage, but that they could earn
their freedom by exchanging their fresh horses for the Indian’s worn-out horses. When George objected– against the advice of his wife– one of the warriors shot him. It was their second wedding anniversary, and Emma watched her husband fall. • Emma rushed to his side, finding he’d been shot in the leg. Another Indian shot him in the head. In the confusion, several members of the party escaped, while Emma, her sister, and her brother were taken prisoner. After traveling with the tribe for several days, a tribal council was held. The elders decided to let them go, giving them a few supplies. • They soon ran into soldiers, who gave them provisions and went to find George’s body. Instead, they found George. After being shot twice, he blacked out. When he regained consciousness, he began crawling down the trail. A Nez Perce warrior found him and shot him a third time, this time striking him in the hip. Yet still he did not die. • When he was found, his rescuers gave him food and supplies, built him a fire, and went to get help. The campfire spread while he was sleeping, burning him badly– so now he had three bullet holes and third degree burns. When Emma received news of his survival, she took a carriage to meet him. The horses spooked while going around a hairpin turn and the carriage overturned, dumping George into a deep ravine. When George finally arrived in the town of Bozeman, a doctor was summoned. The moment the doctor sat on George’s bed, the bed collapsed to the
ground. Emma said, “This sudden and unexpected fall, in his enfeebled state, nearly finished him.” • Emma nursed him back to health. They later had three children together. Emma’s brother wrote a book about their experiences. George died in 1926 at the age of 84, and Emma died in 1938, aged 85. The Nez Perce tribe were captured just a few miles short of the Canadian border, and spent the next eight years on a reservation in Oklahoma before being allowed to return to Idaho.
Want to see your ad here? Small Full Color Ad 3.2” x 3” Inside Pages
Only $65 per week! $260 per month 6 months (26 weeks)
Contact us today and let us put together an advertising campaign that will fit your budget and grow your business!
Seattle Seahawks Schedule
Playoffs Jan. 13: Seahawks vs. Falcons 9 a.m. PST
® ® Sno-King Tidbits of Tidbits of Dallas Counties County
1. Name the three Chicago White Sox pitchers to throw a perfect game. 2. In 2012, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera (29 years old) became the sixth-youngest player to get 1,000 career RBIs. Name three of the five younger ones. 3. Who were the first pair of rookie NFL quarterbacks to play in the same Pro Bowl? 4. Name the oldest head coach to win an NCAA men’s basketball national championship. 5. In 2012, Colorado Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog became the youngest player (19 years, 286 days) to be named team captain in NHL history. Who had held the mark? 6. How many times has the U.S. won women’s gymnastics all-around team gold at the Olympics? 7. In 2012, Lydia Ko became the youngest LPGA Tour event winner ever at the age of 15. Who had been the youngest?
(206) 902-7557 For Advertising Call (334) 505-0674
1. MUSIC: What is rap singer Eminem’s real name? 2. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first president to attend a baseball game? 3. ANATOMY: What is another name for the breastbone? 4. ARCHITECTURE: What is a colonnade? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a kookaburra? 6. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “The Last Picture Show”? 7. HISTORY: What caused the Irish potato famine? 8. MOVIES: What horror film launched Johnny Depp’s film career? 9. GEOGRAPHY: What is the longest river in China? 10. MEDICINE: What is milk of magnesia used for?
HARVEY’S AUTO SERVICE, INC. We’re Your Factory-Authorized Dealer Alternative
Mention you saw our ad in Tidbits and get 10% off labor cost. Shoreline: (206) 368-0980 Redmond: (425) 881-1658
® Tidbits ® Sno-King Tidbitsof of Dallas Counties County
© 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
• If your straw broom isn’t working as well as it did when new, try giving it a spruce-up. Beat any dust out of the ends, then trim off any bent straws. Trim a section from a leg of stretched out pantyhose or tights and wrap it around the bristles, about 2 inches up from the bottom. This keeps the bristles nice and tight, and it will collect dirt better. • When you replace old brushes -hairbrushes or toothbrushes -- wrap a length of masking tape around the handle. That way you can use them for cleaning and they will never be mistakenly used for the wrong purpose.
never used this product before, you’ll be surprised at the amount of cold air these sheets will keep out. You might want to leave them up for heat control in sunny windows this summer. 4. Buy inexpensive thermal drapes to block the cold at night, and let the sun warm your rooms during the day. 8 Ways to Save on Heating Costs 5. Consider investing in a space heater. Look at the infrared ones in a wooden case that do not get hot to the If you’ve been dismayed by the high cost of heat- touch. Remember that these heaters will increase your ing your home -- even now, in the middle of winter electric bill, but overall you should experience signifi-- there are steps you can still take to save money cant savings from not running the furnace all the time. this year and even more next winter. Here are eight Use them in the room you’re in, but don’t try to heat the ideas: whole house or leave them running all the time. Com1. Invest in a programmable thermostat, espemit to running the space heater for one month, and then cially if you work away from home during the day. compare your usage to previous bills. (Many of these Lower the temperature a number of degrees and set machines are returnable within 30 days.) it to warm the house before you get home. You’ll 6. Be sure floor vents aren’t blocked and that the heat save the energy dollars you would have spent heat- isn’t going up inside the drapes. ing the whole house all day. 7. If you have an unused second floor, invest in a 2. Drop the temperature. Every degree you lower thermal blanket that attaches over the opening at the the temperature saves 3 percent on your energy bill. stairs. This will keep all your heat from rising to the Put on shoes and a sweatshirt, and you’ll stay warm next floor. If you have an attic hatch, seal it off for the even if the temperature is a few degrees cooler than winter. Close the fireplace flue when not in use. you’re used to. Make use of a blanket or quilt for 8. After you bake something in the oven, leave the the times you’re watching television or reading. door open (unless small children are around) and let the 3. Invest in the shrinkable clear-plastic sheeting residual heat warm the room. that attaches to the interior of windows. If you’ve
FOR ADVERTISING CALL:
• “When cooking rice, add a little bit of lemon juice to the water. It doesn’t really flavor it, but it will keep it nice and white, plus it seems to be a bit fluffier when I do this.” -- R.E. in Mississippi • “When my child was mostly finished potty training, I put her baby potty in the car with some wet wipes and plastic baggies. Seems like she had emergencies when we were driving, and it wasn’t always convenient to find a business with a bathroom in time. But it was easy to pull into a parking lot and let her take care of business.” -E.E. in Maine • Store extra plastic grocery bags in empty tissue boxes. They are easy to store this way, and you can keep them under the sink or in the car for easy access. • “Keep your garage floor nice by lining the area where you park with carpet remnants. Road salt and other nasty business that your tires pick up will not corrode the floor. You can shake out the rugs outside.” -- C.Y. in New York
1. Charlie Robertson (1922), Mark Buehrle (2009) and Philip Humber (2012). 2. Mel Ott (27 years old), Jimmie Foxx (27), Alex Rodriguez (28), Ken Griffey Jr. (28) and Lou Gehrig (28). 3. Cam Newton and Andy Dalton, after the 2011 season. 4. Jim Calhoun was 68 when UConn won in 2011. 5. Sidney Crosby was 19 years, 297 days old when named captain of Pittsburgh in 2007. 6. Twice -- 1996 and 2012. 7. Lexi Thompson was 16 when she won an event in 2011.
1. Marshall Mathers 2. Benjamin Harrison, on June 6, 1892 3. Sternum 4. A sequence of columns 5. A type of kingfisher native to Australia and New Guinea 6. Larry McMurtry 7. A fungus called potato blight 8. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” 9. Yangtze River 10. As an antacid and a laxative