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NOBEL PRIZES (continued) • Alfred Nobel’s will designated 94% of his vast fortune toward establishing five Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, and Peace to those who, “during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” His relatives vehemently contested the will, and it took four years for the executors to cut through the red tape necessary to adhere to Alfred Nobel’s wishes. In 1901, the prizes were awarded for the first time. • In 1968, a sixth Nobel Prize was added to the original list, a prize in Economics, established and funded by Sweden’s central bank in memory of Alfred Nobel. • Today’s Nobel Prize winners are awarded $1.26 million (U.S. Dollars) for their achievements. • The average age of a Nobel Prize Laureate is 59 years. The youngest recipient is Lawrence Bragg, who at age 25, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915 jointly with his father “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.” • One family has received five Nobel prizes. Marie Curie received the 1903 Physics prize and the 1911 prize in Chemistry. Her husband Pierre shared the 1903 prize with her. Their daughter Irene was awarded the Chemistry prize in 1935, along with her husband Frederic. The husband of Marie’s daughter Eve, Henry Labouisse, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 as the director of UNICEF. Marie Curie was the first to receive more than one Nobel Prize, and the first person known to die of radiation poisoning. Throughout all her work with radioactivity, it was not known that radiation was dangerous. (continued on page 4)

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Tidbits of Rogue Valley NOBEL PRIZES (continued) • Ernest Rutherford, a New Zealand scientist, is considered the father of nuclear physics. He received the 1908 Chemistry prize for his work with the chemistry of radioactive substances, discovering the concept of radioactive halflife and alpha and beta radiation. Yet his most famous work was performed nine years after his prize, when he became the first to split the atom in a nuclear reaction. The chemical element rutherfordium (Element 104) is named after him. Fourteen of Rutherford’s students went on to become Nobel Prize winners themselves. • Albert Einstein was responsible for “the world’s most famous equation,” E=mc2, the formula for mass-energy equivalence. But that wasn’t the work for which he received his Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1921, this genius took the prize for discovering the cause of the photoelectric effect. • Following a vacation at his country home, Scottish biologist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab to find a fungus had developed in a stack of Petri dishes that contained a staphylococcus culture. The bacteria had died all around the area containing the mold, prompting him to perform experiments over the next 20 years showing that the mold prevented growth of staphylococci, even when diluted 800 times. Fleming named his “mold juice” penicillin, and it was produced as an antibiotic that could cure numerous serious infectious diseases. For his work in the field of Medicine, Fleming was awarded the 1945 Nobel Prize. (continued on next page)

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you tend to bore easily and leave others to finish what you start, this is one time when you’d be wise to complete things on your own. Then you can move on to something new. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your indecision about a personal situation might come out of those mixed signals you’re getting. Best not to make any commitments until you have a better sense of how things are going. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A dispute appears to be getting out of hand. But you should be able to step in and bring it all under control soon. Be patient. News about a potential career move might be delayed. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Career obligations could interfere with important personal plans. But using a combination of common sense and compromise helps resolve the dilemma to everyone’s satisfaction. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A stressful situation drains some of your energy reserves. But you soon bounce back in time to finish your tasks and enjoy a well-deserved weekend getaway. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to throw a party for friends and colleagues and surprise them with your dazzling domestic skills. You also might want to reconsider that career move you put on hold. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A sudden change of mind by someone you relied on could cause a delay in moving ahead with your plans. But those whom you’ve helped out before are prepared to return

the favor. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You start the week feeling too shy to speak up in front of others. However, your self-assurance soon takes over, giving you the confidence you need to make yourself heard. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) One way to deal with a pesky personal dilemma this week is to meet it head-on. Insist on an explanation of why the situation reached this point and what can be done to change it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The creative Capricorn finds several outlets for her or his talents this week. Also note that while a romantic connection looks promising, remember to allow it to develop on its own. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You stand out this week as the best friend a friend can have. But be careful that you don’t take too many bows, or you might see gratitude replaced with resentment. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) What seems to be an ideal investment should be checked out thoroughly before you snap at the offer and find yourself hooked by an expensive scam. BORN THIS WEEK: Your wisdom is matched by your generosity. You are a person who people know they can rely on. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler, who in 1890 founded an engine and car company bearing his name, is born in Germany. In 1885, he and Wilhelm Maybach developed a new version of the four-stroke internal-combustion engine, which they attached to a wooden bicycle, creating what has been referred to as the world’s first motorcycle. • On March 19, 1842, French writer de Balzac’s play “Les Ressources de Quinola” opens to an empty house, thanks to a failed publicity stunt. Hoping to create a buzz, the writer circulated a rumor that tickets were sold out. Unfortunately, most of his fans stayed home. • On March 20, 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” is published. The book was so widely read that when President Abraham Lincoln met Stowe, he reportedly said, “So this is the little lady who made this big war.” • On March 22, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Beer and Wine Revenue Act. The law levied a federal tax on all alcoholic beverages to raise revenue for the federal government and gave individual states the option to impose further regulations. • On March 18, 1942, the War Relocation Authority is created to “take all people of Japanese descent into custody.” Earl Warren (who would go on to become chief justice of the Supreme Court) claimed that a lack of evidence of sabotage among the Japanese population proved nothing, as they were merely biding their time. • On March 21, 1963, Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners. At its peak use in 1950s, “The Rock,” or “America’s Devil Island,” housed more than 200 inmates at the maximum-security facility. • On March 23, 1983, Barney Clark dies, 112 days after becoming the world’s first recipient of a permanent artificial heart. The 61-year-old dentist spent the last four months of his life at the University of Utah Medical Center attached to a 350-pound console that pumped air in and out of the aluminum-and-plastic implant through a system of hoses.

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• The “first person in the Western world to have shown to Mother Teresa. This Albanian nun, born Anjeze us that a struggle can be waged without violence” Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, founded the Missionaries of Charwas awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. At 33, ity in Calcutta, India, in 1950, and spent 45 years carMartin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest person ing for the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying. to receive this honor for his work in America’s civil • American pathologist Francis Peyton Rous discovrights movement. King donated the prize money to ered a carcinogenic virus in 1911, observing that a the movement. malignant tumor could be transferred via a virus. His • In the field of Literature, you’ll most likely recognize work was widely discredited by experts at the time, the names of Rudyard Kipling (1907), George Berand it was not until 1966 that his work was deemed nard Shaw (1925), Eugene O’Neill (1936), Pearl S. worthy of a Nobel Prize. Rous was 87 years old when Buck (1938), Ernest Hemingway (1954), and John he accepted his long-delayed award, and continued Steinbeck (1962). Although British statesman Sir working until his death at age 91. Winston Churchill would normally be thought of as a • French surgeon Alexis Carrel received the 1912 Nocandidate in the area of peace, he was actually awardbel Prize in Medicine as a pioneer in blood vessel sued the Literature prize in 1953 for his works The Secturing. Twenty years later he teamed up with famed ond World War and A History of the English Speaking pilot Charles Lindbergh to invent a “perfusion pump,” Peoples. a device that allowed living organs to exist outside • Since 1901, more than 860 Nobel Prizes have been of the body during surgery, opening the door to the awarded. Of that number only 44 have been awarddevelopment of open heart surgery, organ transplants, ed to women, including the 1979 Peace Prize given and the artificial heart.

Stand Downs: Help for Homeless Vets At one point this winter, 49 states had snow on the ground. That made it extra tough on homeless veterans trying to keep warm. The Department of Veterans Affairs has been working hard to meet its goal of eliminating veteran homelessness by fiscal year 2015 and getting veterans into permanent and stable housing, but the need is still great. Stand Downs for homeless veterans have already started all over the country. If you’ve never organized or participated in a Stand Down, let this be the year you step forward. There are many ways to help. Stand Downs span a variety of types of services. There are three- and four-day events with shelter, resource fairs lasting one or two days, health fairs and job fairs. Services offered can range from referrals for employment, substance-abuse treatment and health care to food, shelter, legal help, dental services and clothing. Veterans also can get benefits and Social Security help and counseling.

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Prune Trees Before Spring Buds Appear Q: I’d like to trim back some of the branches on trees around my property before the growing season starts, but my wife argues that I should hire a tree service. What’s your take? -- Jim in New Hampshire

other hazards can present extreme danger. If the branches involved are near the ground, not close to power lines or hanging over structures, and you have the proper tools to trim the branches along with a helper or three, then go ahead. A number of resources are available online. If the trees are very tall, if the branches involved overhang structures or wires, or if the branches are too large to safely remove with the tools at hand, don’t do it yourself. Contact a tree service or arborist to come out and do an estimate of the time and cost involved in the project. In either case, pruning trees will help keep them healthy and will keep your house and yard safer from falling debris. Trees will weather storms better and develop a more varied branch system. So it’s worth the effort and cost of taking care of them regularly, both on your own or with a professional tree service. HOME TIP: Always get estimates from more than one tree-trimming service, and don’t allow work to begin until you’ve agreed to it in writing.

Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisaA: Late winter is a good time to prune back hammer.com. non-flowering trees, once the coldest part of the season is past. It typically results in a burst of new (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. growth once spring roars in. However, if the tree is already showing buds, hold off on the project until after the leaves are fully Facebook.com/TidbitsOfRogue Valley open. Homeowners also can prune at the end of summer -- it’s a good time to cut back branches that are hanging down too far under the weight of their leaves, for example. In either case, safety is paramount when it comes to pruning trees. Not only is working from a height a consideration, but surrounding power lines and

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NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS In keeping with our theme of Nobel Prizes this week, Tidbits focuses on a few of the many Canadians who have been awarded various prizes. • There were no Canadian-born Chemistry prize winners until 1983, when Henry Taube became the first chemist to receive the award for his “work in the mechanisms of electron transfer reactions.” Since that time, Canadians have been awarded the Chemistry prize in 1986, 1992, and 1993. • The career of Alice Munro has stretched over 45 years and in 2013, the 82-year-old Ontario author was finally rewarded for her efforts with the Nobel Prize in Literature, only the 13th woman to win the Literature prize since it was founded in 1902. Quebec-born Saul Bellow won in Literature in 1976, but because he moved to Chicago as a young child, he is considered an American writer, so Munro is largely deemed to be the first Canadian to win. Her first collection of stories wasn’t published until she was 37 years old. • Nova Scotia native Charles Brenton Huggins was a pioneer in cancer research, discovering that hormones could be used to control the spread of some cancers. His research demonstrated that cancer growth was dependent on specific hormones and that by removing the source of those hormones, significant reversal resulted, a discovery that gave tremendous hope to those with prostate and breast cancer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1966. • Since the Nobel Prize in Economics was instituted in 1969, Canadians have taken this award three times, in 1996, 1997, and 1999. • Diabetics across the world can be grateful for the tremendous research of Sir Frederick Grant Banting and John James Rickard Macleod. Banting was a scientist, doctor, and painter who was the primary discoverer of insulin. Macleod worked alongside Banting and spent much of his career researching carbohydrate metabolism. Banting was just 32 years old when he was awarded the prize and received a lifetime annuity from the Canadian government to continue his research. King George V knighted Banting in 1934. In 2004,

the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation program The Greatest Canadian declared Banting as fourth on their list of the greatest Canadians of all time. • Lester Bowles Pearson was sixth on The Greatest Canadian list. This Toronto-born professor, historian, statesman, diplomat, and politician won the Peace prize in 1957 for his efforts in organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. The Suez Canal, completed in 1869, was the shortest link between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean, and immediately became strategically important in the trade industry. In 1956, the Egyptian government seized control of the canal from the British and French-owned company that managed it, which threated to cut off Europe’s oil supply. A conflict erupted between Israeli and Egyptian forces. The United Nations resolution called for a cease-fire and evacuation of troops. In 1963, Pearson was elected as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada and served until 1968. He is considered one of the 20th century’s most influential Canadians.

DR. ALBERT SCHWEITZER The accomplishments of service toward mankind of Dr. Albert Schweitzer are considerable, including a Nobel Peace Prize. Take some time to learn more about this remarkable individual. • In 1875, Schweitzer was born into a German family with a long line of ministers, organists, and educators. So it made perfect sense for him to begin theological studies in 1893 at the University of Strasbourg in Alsace. Seven years later, with a doctorate in philosophy, he began preaching at St. Nicholas Church in Strasbourg. • In addition to religious courses, Schweitzer had studied piano and organ with the head of the music department at the Paris Conservatory. As well as his preaching and several high-ranking administrative posts at a theological college, Schweitzer had a renowned musical career as a concert organist. He earned money for his education from professional musical engagements, as well as publishing a book on organ building and playing when he was 31. That same year, he penned a book on the life of Bach and a theological title The Quest of the Historical Jesus. (continued on page 8)

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• By age 30, Schweitzer had decided to go to Africa as a except for occasional short visits home. He used the missionary, but rather than as a pastor, he had the desire to money from royalties and lecture fees, along with donago as a doctor. He began medical school and eight years tions from across the globe to enlarge the hospital to 70 later, he had obtained his M.D. He married at 37, and at buildings. In 1953, at age 78, Schweitzer was awarded 38, he and his wife founded a hospital at Lambarene in the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian efforts, and French Equatorial Africa. During their first nine months, used the $33,000 prize money to start a leprosy clinic. they examined nearly 2,000 patients, many of whom had • Although daughter Rhena saw little of her father while traveled for days and hundreds of miles to reach him. growing up, as an adult with grown children, she traveled • World War I broke out one year after the Schweitzers’ to Lambarene to work with him. He asked her to serve arrival in Africa. Because they were German citizens in as the administrator of the hospital, and after his death at a French colony, in 1917 they were sent to an internment age 90, Rhena took over that role, a position she held for camp as prisoners of war. A year later they were released many years. and returned to Europe where he earned a living playing • Throughout his life in Lambarene, Albert Schweitzer was organ recitals and giving lectures. Their daughter was their doctor, surgeon, pastor, village administrator, and born in 1919. building superintendent, all the while remaining a schol• In 1924, Albert Schweitzer returned to Lambarene alone. ar, author, historian, and musician. In his words, “Life His wife, not well enough to accompany him, remained becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also behind with their daughter Rhena. It was in Lambarene becomes richer and happier.” that he would spend most of the remainder of his life,

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