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A monumental job by Kelly Gates When Blaine Kortemeyer was offered his current job 12 years ago, he had no idea the position would eventually require him to repel down the face of former presidents, monitor sophisticated string gauge and fiber optic equipment, and use geometry to teach students about art. But as Assistant Chief of Interpretation for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Rapid City, SD Kortemeyer does all of these things — and more. “I am part of a group that delivers educational and interpretive programs to visitors throughout the property. But I am also one of the founding members of a preservation team here at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial that routinely ascends the mountain and repels down the façade of the sculpture to check for flaws and cracks,” Kortemeyer told Country Editor. “We also check the status of monitoring equipment that helps us track any changes in the rock blocks
that make up the monument.” The individual rock blocks in the sculpture were singled out thanks to the use of a 3-dimensional photogeometric picture taking technology used on Mount Rushmore in the 1990s. Photogeometric contractors were hired to take photos of the sculpture from many different angles, merging them into a single “granite outcropping” photograph that enabled them to deduce that the entire structure is made up of 22 separate rock blocks. This sophisticated process was then one-upped with an even more complex laser-scanning project in 2010, a job completed by an organization called Cyark. “Cyark is a heritage preservation organization that travels around the world laser scanning heritage assets like Mount Rushmore,” Kortemeyer explained. “They shoot millions of lasers onto an object and the information registers as a mathematical equation that is decoded using a computer,
Members of the preservation team lower the tripod with scanner (laser camera) on to the face of President Roosevelt.
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creating a single, high definition image.” The laser-scanning established a baseline image of Mount Rushmore. In the future, the preservation team hopes to have additional laser scans completed to reveal any variance in
the sculpture that might need to be corrected in order to keep it looking the same. In the meantime, the ‘strike’ and ‘dip’ of each crack and crevice in Mount Rushmore is being monitored using a series of string gauges that are stretched across the cracks. The strings are outfitted with metal Job page 2
Preservation team member and Park Ranger Duane Grego on the side of President Lincoln's nose, above him is preservation team member and Maintenance Mechanic Jim Manwell attaching fiber optic line to the sculpture.
Odors speak volumes to insects by Tom Turpin, Professor of Entomology, Purdue University Animals learn about the environment through their senses. These are touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing. The relative importance of each sense varies among animal species. Which of the five basic senses is most important to the human animal is up for debate.
If I had to vote, I would opt for sight. After all, without sight we couldn’t do all of the purely human things, such as watch TV, stargaze, drive a car, peruse old photo albums or read a newspaper. In the early 1900s, a newspaper editor named Arthur Brisbane wrote, “a picture speaks a thousand words.” No doubt Brisbane was referring
to the printed word in the newspaper, not the spoken word. Nonetheless, the comment underscores the role of sight in human lives. Unlike humans, insects can’t use the printed word to communicate. But both humans and insects can use sound to send messages.
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5,000 NYC pay phones will take you back to 1993 by Karen Matthews, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Want to journey to a grittier time in New York City’s not-too-distant past, when the murder rate was sky-high, Times Square was a crossroads of crime and pornography, Starbucks had yet to arrive, and hardly anyone owned a cellphone? A project designed to promote an art exhibit has
Job from page 1 hardware that lightly touch both sides of every crack. If the hardware moves in either direction, attached fiber optic cables send signals to a computer system operated by Kortemeyer and his team, alerting them that the granite rock blocks may have shifted. “We are in the process of finding engineers to help evaluate the data sent to our computers from these string gauge monitors,” said Kortemeyer. “The engineers will then help us establish a preservation plan that we can use if we find a rock block that is shifting and needs to be pinned into place to keep it from altering the appearance of the sculpture.” The extensive scientific knowhow required to monitor and preserve a massive national monument such as Mount Rushmore came as a surprise to Kortemeyer as he maneuvered through the past 12 years as Assistant Chief of Interpretation for the park. So
turned 5,000 Manhattan pay phones into time machines that take callers back to 1993, a pivotal year in the city’s art, culture and politics. Pick up a receiver on the rarely used phones that still dot the New York streetscape, punch 1-855-FOR1993 and you will hear a notable resident recounting what life was like on that block 20 years ago. “We liked, creatively, the idea of using a sort of slightly broken, disused system as the canvas of this project,” said Scott Chinn of Droga5, the ad agency behind the campaign for an exhibit titled “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star.” An eclectic mix of artists, writers, food and fashion stars, and others has been recruited to reminisce, including chef Mario Batali, actor Chazz Palminteri, and former one-handed Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott, who threw a no-hitter in 1993. The narrators describe a New York that was dirtier, bloodier, raunchier and less gentrified than today — but also an easier place for a talented young person to gain a foothold.
Batali says in his sound bite that opening a restaurant was easier in 1993 when he debuted his first restaurant, Po. “You didn’t have to have a rich daddy or an investor or put together a team or anything like that,” he said. “It’s sad to watch the cost of business push the real individualist entrepreneurs out of the game.” Bike shop owner Dave Ortiz remembers when the city’s Meatpacking District, now home to trendy restaurants, nightclubs and pricey boutiques, was the wild, wild West. “The rats were huge,” he said. “They were as big as cats, so you had to walk in the middle of the street. It’s amazing what they turned it into. It’s cool but it’s lost its, like, authenticity.” Rudy Giuliani was elected New York City mayor in 1993 and promised to crack down on crime and make the city more livable. The number of homicides in the city — 1,960 in 1993 — had already dropped from a high of 2,245 in 1990 but has plunged steeply since then. (There were 414 in all of last year.) The city’s AIDS crisis peaked in 1993 at 12,744 diagnoses. Terrorists staged the first attack on the World Trade Center. The look of the city has changed dramatically as national retailers have replaced independent merchants. New York City’s first Starbucks opened in 1994. The exhibit and accompanying pay phone campaign run through May 26.
Right - A Highline System is used to transport power sprayers, ropes and other maintenance equipment 1,500 feet upward to the top of the monument. Photos courtesy of Blaine Kortemeyer
did the numerous opportunities to apply his newfound knowledge to educational programs aimed at students ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The staff member and his co-workers often teach kindergarteners about basic geometry by asking them to name the shapes of the presidents’ faces. The curriculum gets more challenging as the students’ ages increase, including everything from mathematical mass formulas to creating art with geometry. “At the kindergarten level, we focus on the shapes in the sculpture, like the ovals in Thomas Jefferson’s forehead, the ovals of Roosevelt’s eyes or the triangle of George Washington’s nose,” he said. “Eventually, we can teach students the two dimensional sizes of the shapes on the monument. And later, we show them how they can estimate the weight of Mount Rushmore by considering how much granite weighs per cubic meter, finding the 3D area of each of the 22 Blaine Kortemeyer, Assistant Chief of Interpretation for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, says his rock blocks and adding them all together.” job is never dull.
With so many unexpected tasks to tend to, Kortemeyer admits that his job is never dull. One of the most interesting things he has done in recent years is help design and construct a rope haul system that allows the preservation team to transport power sprayers, ropes and other maintenance equipment 1,500 feet upward to the top of the monument. He plans to continue his career at the national park for many years to come, finding even more ways to apply science and technology to the preservation of one of our country’s most precious monuments. Right - Preservation team member and Maintenance Supervisor Al Sage and Blaine Kortemeyer climb on President Roosevelt.
Associated Press READING, PA — A ring lost by a Union soldier from Pennsylvania during the Civil War has completed a long journey home. The ring was worn by Levi Schlegel, a Reading-area native who is believed to have lost the item nearly 150 years ago at an encampment near Fredericksburg, VA. Relic hunter John Blue found the ring at a construction site in 2005. Though it was engraved with Schlegel’s name and
unit — “Co. G., 198th P.V.,” or Pennsylvania Volunteers — Blue wasn’t sure how to find Schlegel’s descendants and kept the ring in a box for several years. A genealogist ultimately helped Blue track down Schlegel’s family. Blue presented the ring to a distant cousin during a ceremony at Levi Schlegel’s grave in Reading. “This is truly a hero’s journey,” said cousin Ernie Schlegel. Another distant relative, James W. Schlegel of Reading,
Odors from page 1 Sight also plays an important role in the lives of insects and humans. As do touch and smell. Smell would seem to be the least important of the senses relative to the daily lives of humans. But in spite of this, research has shown that smell elicits human memories more quickly than the other senses. You never forget the odor of a food item that made you sick years ago! The smell of wood smoke might elicit memories of a family camping trip in the mountains when you were a youngster. In general, odors are not associated with life or death situations for humans. However, we do find some odors pleasant, while others are downright repugnant. That is why perfumes and deodorizers do big business. To insects, though, the sense of smell often plays an important role in the success of a species. One such chemical odor is called a pheromone. Pheromones are chemicals secreted by an animal that will influence other members of the same species. Because of this function, pheromones are sometimes called messenger chemicals. In the world of insects, pheromones are often used to attract a mate. Here’s how the system works. The female insect emits the pheromone and sometimes does a little wing waving, a process appropriately named calling. The pheromone disperses in the air away from the female, mostly in a downwind direction. A male of the species will detect the pheromone and follow it upwind to the source — the calling female. Mating pheromones are complex, organic molecules that are specific to individual species. These chemicals can elicit a response at a very low concentration. Some males of the socalled giant silkworm moths, such as Promethea and Luna, have been shown to follow the plume of odor for as far as five miles to the female’s
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Fifty-one years ago when our children were pre-schoolers, our family said ‘Hello’ to southern Oneida and Madison counties with a free distribution, weeksaid he felt pride as he ly mailed publication. Now I am a great-grandfather and Lee Newspapers has grown into a major employer in the Mohawk Valley. touched the ring. So as the farmboy in me is bursting out to say, “Without further ado...” “I think about all the time that passed since Levi and so many others fought for our freedom,” Schlegel, who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, told the Reading Eagle. “As a veteran, I know the importance of fighting for freedom, and I’m proud to know the Schlegel family did its part.” After the war, Levi Schlegel returned to Reading, where he worked as a carpenter and helped raise 11 children. He died in 1932 at age 91.
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fairy houses with the architectural designs laid out in their young minds. Moore is president of the Outer Coastal Plains Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society, a nonprofit that encourages people to landscape and protect native plants and to uproot the interlopers, especially the invasive ones that crowd out the native species. She is working to establish some natives in her yard — with mixed success — including a
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3. What was the more commonly known name of Hadassah? Ruth, Esther, Sarah, Michal 4. From Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goeth before ..."? Failure, Lust, Destruction, Forgiveness
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On Site Public Auction!! Saturday, April 20TH • 10:00AM On Site Location: 927 Highland Avenue, Herkimer, NY Auction by JR’s Auction. See Additional Ads For Full Listing!! Or Go To Auctionzip.com ID #29324 to see pictures! These 2 Auctions will have something for every one! Don’t Miss Out!! Auction will be held under tent and part of garage, bring your chairs!! 10% Buyers Premium + 3% will be added if paying with Credit Cards! Visa, Mastercard & Discover. Watch Auctionzip.com ID #29324 for photos. Auction will be held under tent, bring your chairs and boxes!! Watch for full listing. Call JR @ 518-993-4668 or Tim @ 518-332-5157
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Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6:00PM Antiques, Consignments, Furniture, Tools, Odds and Ends and Lots of Good Stuff!! We are selling a nice selection of good quality antiques at our Tuesday night auctions!! Don’t Miss Out!! Food Stand on Site, Homemade Soft Pretzels, Hot Ham or Roast Beef Sandwiches, Fresh Baked Cookies, Hot Soups, Candies & More!! Watch for more listings, Auctionzip ID #29324
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Gun & Sportsman Auction!! Wednesday, April 24TH • 6:00PM Consignments Wanted for: Guns, Ammunition, Reloading Equipment, Fishing Tackle, Lures, Archery Supplies, Taxidermy and more! Consign Early!! Already Consigned: 1-Remington 870 410 gauge Mint, Ithaca Featherlite 12 gauge, Winchester Model 94 XTR Deluxe 30-30, H & R Single Shot 12 Gauge brand new, 1873 Springfield 45/70 cal. with bayonet, 1863 Remington Civil War Zouave 58 Cal. Marlin Model 336CS 30/30, Ithaca Over/Under Double Barrel 12 Ga. Model 600 with Model 700 prototype and beautiful inlay design and gold trigger!! Ithaca 22-250 Bolt Action with 3x9 Leopold Scope (great gun) Remington 20 Ga. 1100 Skeet, Ithaca Deer Slayer 20 Ga. Ithaca Model 37 Featherlite 12 Ga. Remington 870 410 gauge Mint, Ithaca Featherlite 12 gauge, Winchester Model 94 XTR Deluxe 30-30, 2-Ruger 10/22's with scopes, Sears 30-30 Winchester. Consign your guns now so we can get them pictured & advertised for you! Attention, all guns must be covered when entering building. Gun purchases are subject to background checks!
Huge Extravaganza Event!! Annual Customer Appreciation Day!! Animal Consignment Auction!! Tool Consignments!! Antique Consignments!! Sportsman Show!! Tool Show!! Flea Market!! Saturday, May 4th - 8:00AM at JR’s Auction, 56 Willett St., Fort Plain This will be our First Outside Auction and our First Animal Auction Of The Year!! Sheep, Goats, Ponies, Calves, Pigs, Chickens, Roosters, Bantams, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Pet Birds and More!! Consignments Wanted!!! Bring Them On!! If you have animals or livestock that you want to sell give us a call!! 518-993-4668.
Inside Will Be Antiques!! Outside will be selling consignments!! Animals will be under a tent!! 2 Auctioneers will be selling!! This will be the Exciting Event of the year!!
Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 10 am Location: Herkimer County Fair, 133 Cemetery St., Frankfort, NY 13340 Kitchen Cabinets: 10+ Quality Sets: Lg. assortment of styles & sizes Flooring: Prefinished HWF: Teak, Oak, Maple - 8-12 mm AC4 Laminate - 3/4” Engineered - Linoleum - Porcelain Tile Nursery Stock: Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, Arborvitae, Azaleas, Lilacs, Evergreens - Fruit & Shade Trees - Japanese Maples many rare & unusual plants - Exact selection unknown until arrival Sheds & Outdoor: 8x8 Shed made of T&G Pine (Nice) - Chicken Coop - Wishing Well - Outhouse - Walking Bridge & More Lumber: Lg. selection of Treated (many sizes & dimensions) - Doug Fir, Cedar, SPF, SYP Dimensional - SYP 2” T&G - Pine: 1x’s T&G, S4S, & Shiplap - PT Landscape Timbers 6x6 & 3x5 - Firring Strips Decking: PVC / Composite - 5/4 Treated Asst Lengths - Vinyl Rail Kits - Treated Balusters Doors & Windows: Leaded Glass Entrance, some w/sidelites - Ext Fiberglass & Steel: 9 lite & 15 lite - Assorted Int & Ext Wood - Bi-Fold Doors Plumbing: High Quality Hot Tubs, multi person, various jet styles & accessories - American Standard One Pc Toilets - Pedestal Sinks Asst Kitchen & Bath Faucets - Granite Vanity Tops - Drop In Sinks - Oak Vanities Roofing: Steel Panels - Architectural Shingles - Snow & Ice Shield - Roofing Felt - Rolled Roofing 90# Plywood: CDX 1/2” & 3/4” - OSB - Underlayment - Particle Board Siding: SYP T1-11 5/8” - Stone Veneer, asst styles Overstock inventory: Items from lg Box Store; Power tools, lights & ceiling fans, locksets & more! Plus: Hardwood mouldings - Ext Patio Lights - Framed Mirrors - Hex Bolts - Anchor Bolts - Lags Preview: 8am Auction Day
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Hammerhead Sharks by Michael Hall, Brunswick News
BRUNSWICK, GA (AP) — Hammerhead sharks are not a regular catch on the fishing boat of charter captain Brooks Good, but when one is hauled in, the trip is considered a resounding success. “When we catch them, it’s always a big deal,” he
said of the species of shark, found in salt waters of the Golden Isles. Good says he and his customers caught about 1,200 sharks last year on chartered trips through his business, Coastal Outdoor Adventures. “Very few of (the 1,200) were hammerheads, but they’re the highlights, especially when there are
kids aboard,” Good said. In fact, only 12 of the sharks caught were scalloped hammerheads — a fish the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, could list as endangered or threatened in U.S. portions of the central and southwestern regions of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indo-West and eastern re-
gions of the Pacific Ocean. Federal waters along the Golden Isles, overseen by fishery councils, would not be affected by any additional regulations created by threatened or endangered status. Good is happy to hear the predators may get some sorely needed protection in areas of the world where they are
Photo courtesy of NOAA
sought for their prominent dorsal fins for use in shark fin soup, an Asian delicacy. In China, a bowl of shark fin soup can cost more than $100. “There is no sense in taking a shark just for their fins,” Good said. The enormous popularity of shark fin soup is cited as a one of the primary reasons for a massive decline in not just hammerhead populations internationally, but other shark species as well. Although finning, or taking just the dorsal fin from a shark and leaving it to die, has been outlawed in many nations, the harvest of fins continues in some. Good hopes designating critical habitats and protecting scalloped hammerheads from unnecessary harvest will help populations worldwide and make hooking a hammerhead in Coastal Georgia waters more likely. If the proposed endangered listing is accepted, the eastern Atlantic and Pacific Atlantic populations would be considered endangered and the IndoWest Pacific and central and southwest Atlantic
populations would be considered threatened. All imports, exports and commercial activity dealing with scalloped hammerheads would be prohibited in the United States, according to the NOAA Fisheries Service, which is seeking public comment on the rule. The rule will change very little for the majority of U.S. anglers, said NOAA fisheries biologist Maggie Miller. “They are not really a targeted fish and are really more of a by-catch,” Miller said. But whether hammerheads are popular with fishermen is not the aim of the possible endangered listing. “Sharks are a valuable part of our ocean ecosystems, and the sharks we are proposing to list under the Endangered Species Act are in trouble,” said Sam Rauch, assistant NOAA administrator for fisheries. “Sharks worldwide face a number of threats, and these sharks in particular are facing threats from inadequate worldwide fisheries management to poaching for their fins.”
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by Sam Mazzotta Is heartworm testing really necessary? Dear Paw’s Corner: My vet tells me my dogs have to be tested for heartworm every two years, even
though they take heartworm medication regularly. Why? It’s expensive — one test times three — and I don’t see why it’s necessary. Seems like a way for the vet to make
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money. — Dog Mom in New York Dear Dog Mom: It’s a valid question, but there really is a good answer for why the veterinarian insists on testing your dogs for heartworm. The reason is that monthly heartworm medications, while billed as “preventative,” work by killing off the microfilariae (heartworm larvae) that enter a dog’s bloodstream through an infected mosquito’s bite. The medication doesn’t stop mosquitoes from biting your dog; therefore, there’s still a
risk of heartworm infection even though it is taking preventive medication. The other reason is that the doctor can’t be 100 percent sure that your dogs are taking their heartworm medication every month. He doesn’t administer the medicine, so — while you probably are giving your dogs their monthly dosage right on schedule — he can’t take your word for it. That’s because, as you know, there are some pet owners who don’t give pets their heartworm preventive on schedule.
To reduce the number of heartworm infections, and keep your dogs healthy, the vet has to check them regularly. He does it every two years because it can take several
months for an infection to be detected. Some vets test for infection every year, particularly in regions with a high infection risk. What if the vet detects a heartworm infection? He’ll treat your dog with a much stronger medication to kill the heartworms. The healthier your dog is when treatment starts, the better it will be able to tolerate the treatment. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Home Country by Slim Randles Irma has it figured out.
She’s a bona fide, egglaying member of the
“Production Red” hen sorority and she knows
Irma is a bona fide, egg-laying member of the “Production Red” hen sorority and she knows her rights. Photo by Joan Kark-Wren
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her rights. This is really remarkable when you consider the braincase of your average barnyard chicken is wedged between some feathers and those big expressionless eyes and has about the same capacity for rational thought as that of an amoeba. But somehow this hen of mine has figured it out. The sunlight triggers it, I believe. Sequential logic. When the daylight comes enough to make out the outline of the house, Gunsil (the rooster) starts telling the world how wonderful he is. When the sun hits the house, The Guy Who Takes Away the Eggs (aka T.G.W.T.A.T.E.) comes out and puts food in the dish. When it gets dark, it’s time to go back in the henhouse, better known as “Home.” She doesn’t get fooled
by artificiality the way Gunsil does. We’ve learned that a midnight visit to the bathroom is fine as long as you don’t turn on the light. If the light switch goes on, out comes Gunsil from his hen-pecked existence and he begins telling the world it’s time to get up and start laying. If a person were to have several cups of coffee before bedtime, the result the next morning is a bedraggled, exhausted, confused rooster who is mad enough to want to whip the neighbor’s German shepherd. It’s almost worth it. But Irma isn’t fooled by light coming through the bathroom window. She waits for the real thing. Daylight. The sun. The sun’s rays slowly slide down the walls of the house until they hit the bricks of the patio. When the bricks are illuminated by the morning
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light, she waits exactly 17 seconds for The Guy Who Takes Away the Eggs to emerge with scratch and laying mash. Then she goes to work. Buoyed by a sense of feminine assertiveness and egged on by an empty crop, she strides across the yard, across the patio bricks, up to the very gates of House itself, the sliding glass doors. Then Irma pecks at the glass until T.G.W.T.A.T.E. emerges with breakfast. There aren’t a lot of perks to being a chicken. One must insist on the few one has. Brought to you by the award-winning book Home Country, available a t http://nmsantos.com/B ooks/Home/Home.html.
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“Wool” by Hugh Howey (Simon & Schuster, $26) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell As long as anyone can remember, there has been the Silo. A lone oasis in a toxic, uninhabitable wasteland, the silo contains everything its inhabitants could possibly need, from hydroponically grown food to vast
generators that provide electricity to the levels drilled deep into the earth. It’s treason to even think about the world outside. The punishment is getting to find out firsthand exactly what Outside is like — and die there. But some do wonder. Sheriff Holston’s wife ventured Outside three years ago, leaving behind
a cryptic message about conspiracies and uprisings. When her heartbroken husband joins her soon after, it leaves a jagged hole in the fabric of power. Enter Juliette, the fierce young mechanic recruited to replace Sheriff Holston. Juliette has made her home in the deepest levels of the silo among the throbbing en-
gines that keep it alive, and she has no interest in its upper floors, much less its exterior. But when she too stumbles into the enigma behind her predecessor’s disappearance, it sparks a chain reaction that will propel her Outside and onto an unimaginable path that will change the fate of everyone in the silo ... and possibly even beyond.
It’s difficult to describe too much about the plot of this gripping dystopian novel without hinting at conceptual and narrative surprises that are more satisfyingly encountered organically. This is certainly a layered world both literally and figuratively. But even in the most extreme of circumstances, the characters and their actions, good
and bad, remain recognizably and intrinsically human. “Wool” is a self-published sensation that became an ebook bestseller and is now available in print for the first time, a welcome expansion of the audience for this engaging and powerful story. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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For Rent or Lease FOR RENT: 2 bedroom apartment, Rt. 169 between Little Falls & Middleville. $400/month plus utilities. 315823-0139
2004 CHEVY Venture MINI VAN, 6 cyl. automatic, 99,000 miles. Runs great. Extra seats. Asking $3,700 or best offer. 315-894-4411
STUDIO EFFICIENCY apartment for rent. Newly renovated, nice location near stores in Herkimer. A small sitting area in back yard. Water, electric, heat & garbage disposal included. Washer available to use. No pets. $600.00/month. Need one month’s deposit + one month’s rent. Text message or call 315-868-8053
ONE eight passenger limo, $5,000; One ten passenger limo, $6,000. Both white, 142,000mi., 110,000mi. 315292-8550
TWO BEDROOM Downstairs, $400/month, plus utilities, plus deposit. Dolgeville area. Off-street. 315-8944411.
1968 ELCAMINO SS 396, 4speed, all original, very, very nice, serious only, $20,000/OBO. 315-429-3253
2½ YEAR OLD DINING room set, 4 chairs, leaf in middle, hutch, dark walnut and black. $950. 315-939-2971.
CHARCOAL GRILL: KAMADO JOE Ready to cook in 15 minutes. Free Accessories worth $113.00 included in the introductory price. HERKIMER HOME & LEISURE 247 Oberle Rd, Herkimer NY 315-866-5557
RECREATION AUCTION: May 18th at 4:33pm. Call now for your consignments to be advertised early. King’s Back Room, Burrows Rd., West Winfield, NY. 315-822-5221
Heating LOPI WOOD INSERTSAVE UP TO $500 ON INSTOCK UNITS HERKIMER HOME & LEISURE 247 Oberle Rd, Herkimer NY 315-866-5557 PELLETS SALE: $229/ton. HERKIMER HOME & LEISURE 247 Oberle Rd, Herkimer NY 315-866-5557 PREMIUM GRADE ANTHRACITE Coal Nut, Pea or Rice. Franklin Brand. Call Benuel Fisher Auctions 518568-2257
REMODELING SALE: STOVES, GAS INSERTS & FIREPLACES, Save over $1000 on Major Brands HERKIMER HOME & LEISURE 247 Oberle Rd, Herkimer NY 315-866-5557 WOOD PELLETS: Warm Front Brand by New England. Wood Pellets: Premium Grade $219.00 per ton while supplies last. Benuel Fisher Auctions 518-568-2257
Lawn & Garden HARMAN PELLET STOVES: SAVE UP TO $300 NOW THRU 9/16/12 HERKIMER HOME & LEISURE 247 Oberle Rd, Herkimer NY 315-866-5557
AFFORDABLE LAWN CARE and landscaping. Michael Yacobucci 315-982-1931 Spring cleanup Driveway sealing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal Services BANKRUPTCY, Uncontested Divorce. Attorney Fees $425.00. Licensed Attorney To Handle Your Case. Call Richard Kaplan 315-724-1850
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ERNIE BALL, D’ADDARIO, Dean Markley GHS guitar strings (lessons available). Imagineering Drum & Guitar Shop. 27 West Main St. Little Falls. 315-823-1500
BUSINESS CARD MAGNETS only $75.00 for 250. Free Shipping. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery
Lumber & Wood Products
HEMLOCK LUMBER, Siding Boards, Framing Lumber, Beams. Miller’s, 6027 Cty. Hwy. 18, West Edmeston. 6miles south of U.S. Rt.20
EVANS, REMO DRUMHEADS, drumsticks by ProMark, Zilojian, On Stage. Imagineering Drum & Guitar Shop. 27 West Main St. Little Falls. 315-823-1500 GREG BENNETT Guitars. Authorized dealer. Imagineering Drum & Guitar shop. 27 West Main St. Little Falls. 315-823-1500
Rt. 80 Bowl VanHornesville
Smorgasbord Saturday, April 20th 5-9 PM
Roast Beef, Ham, Pork
Motorcycles 2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200 XL Custom Vance & Hines Pipes, Vance & Hines Fuel Pak, Stage 1 EFI Kit, Black, 8,500 Miles, $7,500. Excellent Condition!
FOR SALE: 2000 LS Suzuki Savage, 11,000 miles, leather saddle bags, color green, excellent condition. 518-573-7468, 518-5732969. Or trade for 4 wheeler or snowmobile.
Real Estate For Sale
10 ACRES. Bridgewater,NY. Outstanding Views. Electric. $32,000.00. 845-783-8408 Fo r S a l e B y O w n e r. c o m #23928210
$12.00 Adults • $6.00 Children
Real Estate For Sale
ST. JOHNSVILLE APARTMENT 1 BR, 1st Floor $ 37500/Month + Utilities
References Required No Pets! Off-street Parking Security + First Month’s Rent
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TED’S Painting and Home Repairs: Book now through April 30th get FREE power wash w/deck staining, good for April, May, June only. Call 315-429-3253 WHEELER’S PAINTING: (Exterior). Free estimates. Senior discount. Fully insured. 315-219-1702
Tires & Tire Repair Service USED TIRE SALE: Huge Inventory, mounting & balancing FREE. No appointment necessary! Save money call Auto World, 534 North Perry Street, Johnstown 12095 518762-7555
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518-275-9559 R E S TA U R A N T E Q U I P MENT: Hobart dishwasher, $3,500; double glass door refrigerator, $1,200; 4 burner cast iron stove & oven, $400.00; water cooled ice machine, 175 lbs. a day, $2,000. Call 315-429-3253
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2006 YAMAHA Road Star Midnight Silverado, 1700cc, hard bags, windshield, Mustang custom seat w/back rests, 22k, black. $7,900/OBO. Road Ready!
MASSEY FERGUSON 65 tractor/ backhoe with front end loader and extra rims, $4,000 or best offer. Dan 518-706-0249
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WANTED - CA$H PAID: for old jewelry, books. Dolls toys, even if broken, 1970s older. 1960s & older: Clothing. Old frames, Christmas, Halloween items. Interested in almost anything old. Shirley 315-8949032.
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WANTED: Riding mower 42” & up, 2-4 years old. Also Bush Hog. Reasonable. 315-4293253
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