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TIDBITS® GOES TO THE MOON by Kathy Wolfe

We’ve all seen it nearly every day of our lives. This week, Tidbits is full of “bet you didn’t know that” facts about the moon. • The moon is 225,745 miles (363,301 km) from Earth. If you were able to plan a trip there, it would be about a two-day trip on a rocket or a 625-hour ride on a 747 jet flying at 400 mph (644 km/hr). If you could drive your car there, it would take 135 days traveling at 70 mph (112 km/hr). • Driving around the circumference of the moon, 6,790 miles (10,864 km), is about equal to a trip from New York to London and back. The moon is about 27% the size of Earth, with an area of 14,658,000 square miles (37,932,000 sq. km). That’s about 9.4 billion acres. • Temperatures on the moon vary from 273 degrees F (134 C) at the hottest time of the day to -244 degrees F (-153C) at night. A day on the moon from sunrise to sunrise is about 708 hours. It rotates on its axis at a speed of about 10 mph (16 km/hr). Compare this with Earth, which rotates at about 1,000 mph (1,609 km/ hr). Yet both the moon and Earth complete their orbit in about the same amount of time. turn the page for more!

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THE MOON (continued): • The average speed at which the moon orbits the Earth is 2,287 mph (3,680 km/hr.) • We only see about 59% of the moon’s surface from Earth. The pattern of the moon’s rotation causes the same side to face Earth at all times. What we frequently call the “dark side” of the moon (that part we can’t see) should really be referred to as the “far side.” It has only been photographed from spacecraft. The surface is covered by a mantle made up of an 825-milethick (1,330 km) layer of iron and magnesium-rich rock known as regolith. It’s been pounded by meteors, asteroids, and comets, which have created countless craters across its expanse. The widest craters are 140 miles (225 km) in diameter and are as deep as 15,000 ft. (4,500 m). There are mountains standing as high as 16,000 ft. (5,000 m). It’s estimated that the moon weighs about 81 quintillion tons (74 sextillion kg). • Although the moon looks round to us, it’s really eggshaped. As we look at it, the smaller end of the egg is pointed toward us. It appears to be about the same size as the sun, but it’s actually 400 times smaller. Because the moon is 400 times closer to Earth than the sun is, the two appear about the same size. The moon is actually moving away from Earth about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) a year. • Gravity on the moon is just 1/6 that of Earth. This means if you weigh 120 lbs. (54.4 kg) on Earth, you weigh only 20 lbs. (9.1 kg) on the moon. And if you don’t feel like dieting, remember that because of gravitational effects, you weigh just a bit less when the moon is directly overhead. THE MOON (continued): • The world first saw close-up TV pictures of the moon’s surface in 1964 when images were sent back by Ranger 7, the first U.S. space probe.

Teaching Petless Kids to Care for Animals

By Sam Mazzotta

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We can’t have pets in our apartment, but I want to teach my children about responsibility and compassion for animals. Are there volunteer opportunities for kids out there? -- Jessica in Seattle DEAR JESSICA: There certainly are volunteer opportunities for kids in most communities. The hard part can be finding one that will work for your kids, fit in with school schedules and provide the kind of rewarding experience you want them to have. PAWS.org, for example, has several volunteer opportunities in the Lynnwood, Wash., area. The shelter doesn’t allow kids under 18 to work directly with animals, but it hosts a special Day of Service for those 10 or older to help spruce up its dog trail, and hosts a PAWSWalk each summer. Kids also can choose to “donate their day” -- ask for donations to the organization in lieu of birthday presents, for example. That’s just one organization in one area. Kids and parents should search for local shelters and animal-rescue organizations to see what volunteer or fundraising

October 31 - November 6, 2013 opportunities are available. Another, more immediate opportunity may be right in your neighborhood. Do you have friends or neighbors with pets? Are they willing to let your kids visit and play with their dog or cat? Is there an elderly relative or friend who needs help walking their dog or taking their cat to the veterinarian? Remember that, as the parent, you’ll need to supervise your kids for many of these events or pet-care opportunities. But you’ll be giving them key tools to be awesome pet owners of the future. Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. My booklet “Fighting Fleas” is now available on Amazon. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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THE MOON (continued):

On Nov. 12, 1799, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an early American astronomer born in Vermont, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass’ journal entry is the first known record of a meteor shower in North America. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean and the Red seas, is opened. The canal was only 25 feet deep, 72 feet wide at the bottom, and 200 to 300 feet wide at the surface. Fewer than 500 ships navigated it in its first full year of operation. On Nov. 16, 1907, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state. Oklahoma initially prospered as an agricultural state, but the drought years of the 1930s made the state part of the Dust Bowl. On Nov. 14, 1941, “Suspicion,” a romantic thriller starring Cary Grant and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, makes its debut. The film marked the first time that Grant, a Hollywood leading man, and Hitchcock, one of the greatest directors in movie history, worked together. On Nov. 15, 1957, Nikita Khrushchev challenges United States to a missile “shooting match,” claiming that the Soviet Union had missile superiority over the United States. He also claimed that the United States did not have intercontinental ballistic rockets; “If she had,” the Russian leader sneered, “she would have launched her own sputnik [satellite].” On Nov. 13, 1969, in Washington, protesters stage a symbolic “March Against Death” with more than 45,000 participants, each with a placard bearing the name of a soldier who had died in Vietnam. The march lasted for two days and two nights. President Richard Nixon was deeply angered by the protests, but publicly feigned indifference. On Nov. 11, 1973, the Soviet Union announces that, because of its opposition to the overthrow of the government of Chilean President Allende, it would not play a World Cup Soccer match against the Chilean team. It was the first time in the history of World Cup Soccer that a team had boycotted over political issues. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. ~Thomas H. Huxley

• In May, 1961, President John F. Kennedy stated his goal in an address to Congress of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth” by the end of the 1960s. The first manned spacecraft to the moon was Apollo 8 in 1968, when Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders circled the moon 10 times before heading back to Earth. • The Apollo 11 crew made history in July, 1969 when they made the first landing. On July 20, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon. There are very few Americans unfamiliar with his famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong later reported that what he actually said was, “that’s one small step for a man…” The crew spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the surface, with 2 hours and 36 minutes outside the craft, walking on the surface. The footprints of the Apollo 11 crew astronauts will remain for thousands of years, considering there is no wind or adverse weather to disturb them. • The Apollo 11 crew collected lunar rocks weighing 842 lbs. (382 kg.). • A total of 12 men have walked on the moon. No one has done so since December, 1972 when Eugene Cernan of the final manned mission to the moon, Apollo 17, became the last man to set foot on the lunar surface. Apollo 17 was the sixth landing of humans on the moon. • Do you know the difference between waxing and waning? During the phases of the moon’s cycle, when it appears to be getting larger, it’s called waxing, while waning is when it appears to get smaller. • If we didn’t have the moon, the oceans would have no tides. Tides rise because of the pull of the moon’s gravity. This gravity is strongest on the side of Earth nearest the moon, and it pulls up the water slightly, which is high tide. On the side of Earth farthest from the moon, the gravity is at its weakest, and the water moves a little away from the moon. turn the page for more!

Scammer Finally Goes to Trial The wheels of justice grind slowly. It was May 2012 that the capture of “Bobby Thompson” was detailed in this column. Thompson had spent the previous eight years scamming people who donated $100 million to the U.S. Navy Veterans Association. A reporter in Florida uncovered the scheme when he discovered that none of the supposed partners and participants of the charity organization could be located. Now his trial finally has begun. “Thompson” was a real piece of work. He made sure to send lots of money to political campaigns, thus ensuring himself photo ops with the candidates. If you put his name in an Internet search box, you’ll find lots of images of him posed next to important people at fundraisers. Except his name wasn’t Bobby Thompson. His name was John Donald Cody. He was finally identified when his 1969 military fingerprints were located. Cody was an attorney who’d been in one type of scheme or scam or

another for many years ... starting when he went underground, vanishing from Arizona in 1984. Among other things, he was allegedly wanted for: --espionage and theft of client money in Virginia, --skipping out in Arizona after taking client money, --theft of charity money in Ohio and 40-plus other states. In the height of arrogance, he once hired a former state attorney general to represent the fraudulent Navy charity. The sheer length of time this guy evaded the authorities and the amount of money he scammed presses home a serious point when it comes to making donations: Check, check, check before you donate to veterans causes. Here are some of the best sources: GuideStar: www.guidestar.org/ Charity Navigator: www.charitynavigator.org/ Charity Watch: www.charitywatch.org/ Be sure to check the percentage of donated funds that actually go to a cause, as opposed to administrative costs. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com.

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THE MOON (continued): • What does it take the create an eclipse? These phenomena occur only when the sun, Earth, and moon are all in a straight line and one blocks the light from another. The official term for this configuration of three celestial bodies is syzygy. A solar eclipse will occur during a new moon, when the moon is between the sun and Earth and blocks the sunlight. A lunar eclipse will occur at the time of a full moon, when Earth is between the sun and the moon, and blocks the sun’s light that would normally light up the moon. • According to folklore, if you see the slim crescent moon over your right shoulder, it’s considered good luck, while seeing it over your left shoulder is unlucky. Legend further states that if you move to a new home during a waning moon, you will never go hungry.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep your feelings to yourself as you work through an awkward circumstance. Complaining is useless, and also unwise since your words could come back to haunt you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A sudden flash of Bovine practicality shows you how you might be able to turn your artistic pursuits into a profitable venture. A spouse or partner offers some sage advice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared with several “Plan Bs” that you might have to use as backups just in case you encounter some troublesome complications with your carefully constructed schedule. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might think you’ll never have a free moment again with the demands of the workplace piling on. Cheer up. The pressure eases as holiday time nears. An old friend brings good news. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Leonine pride might make it difficult to offer an apology to a co-worker you unintentionally offended. But a quick and sincere “I’m sorry” could prevent problems down the line. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to tackle those backed-up chores that have kept you from moving into other and potentially more worthwhile projects. A personal matter needs your attention. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You usually have no problem rushing to the defense of someone you perceive as being treated unjustly. But perceptions could be deceiving this week. Check the facts before you act.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You seek out advice in the first part of the week. But be careful not to let counsel from others overshadow your own sense of perception. Things become clearer by the week’s end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The trusted colleagues you relied on earlier continue to offer support with your project. But you take more control, and by the week’s end, you should be in full command. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Rely on your practical side while exploring investment possibilities. Caution is still your watchword in these matters. Your social life takes a gratifying turn by the week’s end. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An already confusing situation appears to grow murkier during the first part of the week. But it all starts to clear by the week’s end. Plan to spend the weekend with someone special. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a passion for life that inspires others to follow your example. You could be a motivational speaker. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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FAMOUS WOMEN OF THE WORLD: VICTORIA WOODHULL

Most folks have never heard of Victoria Woodhull, but she made the pages of history books as the first woman to run for the office of the President of the United States. Let’s learn more about Victoria’s several other achievements. • Born into humble beginnings, Victoria’s parents ran a traveling medicine show, where her mother was a spiritualist and her father, the typical “snake oil salesman.” Victoria and her sister Tennie worked as clairvoyants and fortune tellers in the show. At age 14, Victoria contracted a serious illness and her parents consulted a 28-year-old doctor, Channing Woodhull, who would become Victoria’s husband just two months past her 15th birthday. • It soon became apparent that Dr. Woodhull was an alcoholic, morphine addict, and a womanizer, and Victoria went to work to keep them afloat. After two children, including one who was mentally disabled,

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Victoria divorced Woodhull 11 years later. The Party chose former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass as her running mate, although he • Victoria and Tennie were very successful as spiritunever acknowledged the nomination. Victoria’s platal mediums and healers and made the move to New form included an eight-hour workday, a graduated York City to capitalize on this success. Victoria marincome tax, social welfare programs, and women’s ried again, this time to James Blood, a former Union rights. As a divorced woman, she advocated new diArmy colonel in the Civil War, who had also been the vorce laws that gave women the right to leave unbearfirst mayor of Lawrence, Kansas. The sisters’ most able marriages. In her words, “I have an inalienable famous client was railroad millionaire Cornelius Vanconstitutional and natural right to love whom I may, derbilt. In appreciation for their services, in 1870 Vanto love as long or as short a period as I can, to change derbilt helped them open their own stock brokerage that love every day if I please!” house on Wall Street, and the sisters became the first women stockbrokers in history. The company was im- • Just days before the Presidential election, Woodhull, mediately successful, patronized by wealthy widows her husband, and her sister were arrested on obscenity and other women of means. charges for running an exposé on popular Brooklyn preacher Henry Ward Beecher. Victoria spent elec• With the proceeds from the brokerage, the women tion day in jail, and although she was acquitted of all established their own newspaper Woodhull and Clacharges, her reputation was destroyed and her busiflin’s Weekly, a publication with 20,000 subscribers, nesses went bankrupt. which focused on women’s rights and labor reform. The paper was the first to print the English version of • Woodhull divorced her second husband in 1876, and Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. moved to England, where she married a wealthy banker, and published a magazine called The Human• In 1872, nearly 50 years before women had the right itarian for nine years. She lived out the remainder of to vote, Victoria became the first female candidate for her days in England, dying in London in 1927. U.S. President, nominated by the Equal Rights Party.

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By Samantha Mazzotta

Older Faucet Still Can be Repaired Q: The faucet on the utility sink in my basement is leaking. It’s one of those older faucets with a threaded spout where you can attach a hose, and a wingnut-looking handle. Can this be repaired, or is it too old? -- Clive in Pittsburgh A: If the leak is caused by a worn seal or washer, you should be able to find an adequate replacement in a universal washer kit. This inexpensive item is available at hardware and home-improvement stores and has a variety of different washers and seals to solve problems exactly like yours. The type of faucet you described is likely a hose bib. These are pretty reliable and long-lasting, but the washers can wear out just like any other faucet. You’ll need to disassemble the handle to get to the assembly inside.

First, shut off water to the faucet at the nearest shutoff valve. This may be located under the sink, or further along the pipe-run since it’s a utility sink. Unscrew the small screw in the top of the faucet’s handle. Then pull the handle up and off. Just below the stem is the packing nut -- the large nut just underneath the handle. Use an adjustable wrench to unscrew the packing nut. Next, carefully unscrew the spindle. It’s important to not scratch the spindle shaft or strip the ridges at the end of it. You can use pliers (channel-type) to do this, but try wrapping a soft cloth around the spindle to protect it. Remove the spindle from the faucet valve. Now you’re ready to replace the damaged washers. The assembly should have two: a packing washer, just under the packing nut; and a stem washer, near the bottom of the spindle. Remove the old washers, and locate samesize replacements from the universal kit. Reassemble the spindle using the replacement washers, reinsert into the valve and screw the packing nut back into place. Slide the handle back on and attach with the small screw. Test the faucet by turning the water back on and turning the faucet on and off.

HOME TIP: Some professionals recommend coating new washers with a heatproof grease to prevent them from cracking, while others say it doesn’t matter. Use your own judgment. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new e-book, “101 Best Home Tips,” is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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October 31 - November 6, 2013 1. Name the last player before the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw in 2013 to toss a shutout and hit a home run on Opening Day. 2. Who was the last Texas Rangers pitcher before Yu Darvish in 2013 to strike out at least 14 batBy Chris Richcreek ters in a game? 3. Two rookies in NFL history have passed for more than 25 touchdowns in a season. Name them. 4. When was the last time before the 2011-12 season that North Carolina State’s men’s basketball team won at least 24 games in a season? 5. Name the first NHL player for a team west of Chicago to win the Art Ross Trophy (season scoring leader). 6. In 2013, Missy Franklin set a record at the World Aquatics Championships by winning six gold medals. Who had held the record with five? 7. Which male golfer was the oldest winner of the U.S. Open? (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. Is the book of Cyrus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What word meaning “trouble” did Jesus pronounce on the Pharisees seven times in one speech? Misery, Gloom, Murk, Woe 3. From Proverbs, what stones are worth less than either wisdom or a good wife? Rubies, River, Minas, Emeralds 4. What parts of the New Jerusalem’s city walls are decorated with precious stones? Sides, Foundations, Fronts, Tops 5. Of these, which book comes before the others in the KJV Bible? Hosea, Job, Ruth, Jeremiah 6. What does Paul say is the supreme gift of the prophecies to believers? Charity, Hope, Faith, Eternity (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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October 31 - November 6, 2013 Booth who assassinated 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.

HAM IT UP! It might be meat cut from the thigh of a pig’s hind leg, or it might be a theatrical person showing off. But hammight also be the beginning of a number of different terms, as you’ll soon see.

• The word hamadryad can refer to a variety of things. In Greek mythology, it’s a wood nymph who inhabits a tree as its spirit. The nymph only lives as long as the tree. Hamadryad is also another word for the king cobra. Did you know that a cobra bite has a mortality rate of 50-60% if left untreated? A bite can be fatal in as little as 30 minutes. • Look up and find the constellation Aries the Ram, and you’ll see Hamal, the brightest star in Aries. Hamal, along with Sheratan and Mesarthim, make up the head of the ram. Hamal is about 65.8 light years away from Earth. • Wrestlers are familiar with the hammerlock, that hold in which one arm of the opponent is twisted and forced upward behind the back.

• We see his face nearly every day on the U.S. tendollar bill, but who was Alexander Hamilton? One of America’s founding fathers, Hamilton graduated from what is now Columbia University, served in the Revolutionary War, was elected to the Continental Congress, practiced law, and founded the Bank of New York. He is commemorated on our currency because he was the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and was instrumental in establishing the U.S. Mint. In 1804, after Hamilton made derogatory remarks about Vice President Aaron Burr, Burr claimed his honor had been attacked, and challenged Hamilton to a duel. Burr shot Hamilton in the lower abdomen, mortally wounding him, and Hamilton died the next day. Ironically, the dueling site, along the Hudson River at Weehawken, New Jersey, was the same site where Hamilton’s eldest son had been killed in a duel three years earlier. • The 25 species of hamsters range in size from 13.4 inches (34 cm) long to dwarf hamsters measuring 2 inches (5.5 cm) long. The Syrian species has the shortest gestation period of any placental mammal at only 16 to 18 days, yet they’ve been known to have litters of 20 pups! A hamster’s eyesight is very poor and it relies on scent to find its way.

• “To be or not to be, that is the question.” Whose question was it? This famous phrase was uttered by Prince Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, written around 1602. It chronicles the story of Hamlet’s plot to avenge the murder of his father King Hamlet by • That tiny row of hooks that connects the front and back wings of a bee is known as a hamulus. A his brother Claudius. Hamlet questions whether it human’s hamulus is a similar hook-like apparatus is worthwhile to stay alive when life contains so on our inner ear’s cochlea. many hardships. Two of the most famous actors to portray Hamlet on stage were Junius Brutus Booth • Are you clumsy, awkward, butterfingered, or lacking and Edwin Booth, father and brother of John Wilkes dexterity? Then you’re said to be ham-fisted.

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1. Cleveland’s Bob Lemon, in 1953. 2. Nolan Ryan fanned 14 in a game in 1991. 3. Peyton Manning (1998) and Russell Wilson (2012) each threw 26 TD passes. 4. It was the 1987-88 season. 5. The Los Angeles Kings’ Marcel Dionne, in the 1979-80 season. 6. Tracy Caulkins (1978) and Libby Trickett (2007). 7. Hale Irwin was 45 when he won it in 1990.

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