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AUGUST ASSORTMENT (continued):

A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. -Latin proverb

• The U.S. Armed Forces owe many of their World War II victories to the Navajo Code Talkers, a group of Native Americans who devised a method of sending secret information along battle lines without the Japanese military understanding its meaning. Although the enemy troops could hear the messages they intercepted, the code in the Navajo language, which was spoken only in the American southwest, could not be broken. It remains the only spoken military code that was never cracked. Because the code talkers were not allowed to ever discuss their war efforts, it was many years before the world knew of their role in the Allied victory. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed August 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day in honor of their service. The last surviving member of the original 29 code talkers passed away in June, 2014. • We observe Watermelon Day on August 3, honoring the most-consumed melon in the U.S. (cantaloupe and honeydew rank #2 and #3, respectively.) With its origins in southern Africa, where it still grows wild today, the watermelon is relatives with the cucumber, pumpkin, and squash. Because watermelon is 92% water, there are only 46 calories in one cup. The early explorers used them as canteens. In just one month, a vine can spread 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 m), and within two months, that vine can produce its first watermelon, which will be ready to harvest one more month after that. There are more than 300 different varieties of watermelon grown around the world. Florida and Texas lead the United States in production. The world’s heaviest watermelon was grown in Arkansas in 2005, with a weight of 268.8 lbs. (121.9 kg).

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A previous misunderstanding continues to taint the atmosphere to some extent in the early part of the week. But cooler heads prevail, and the situation eases by week’s end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) While the artistic aspect of the Divine Bovine is well-served this week, that practical side is also getting the sort of recognition that could lead to a new and well-deserved opportunity.

by Samantha Weaver • It was noted 20th-century British dystopian author George Orwell who made the following sage observation: “The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With home-related matters taking on more importance this week, now could be the time to make some long-deferred purchases. But shop carefully for the best quality at the best price. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulations. While that family problem might still rankle, it should be easing thanks to your efforts to calm the waters. Also, a workplace situation seems to be moving in your favor.

• If you’re like the average 75-year-old American man, you’ve spent a total of 37.5 days in the act of shaving. • According to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks 48th in the world in alcohol consumption per capita, with the average adult drinking the equivalent nearly 2.5 gallons of pure, undiluted alcohol per year. You might be surprised to learn that Russia didn’t top the list; Moldova and Lithuania beat out the Russians, and Belarus scored the world’s biggest drinkers, with the average adult consuming a whopping 4.6 gallons annually.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat’s energy levels should be rather high these days, and you might do well to tackle any tasks that still need doing. This will clear the way for those upcoming projects. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone’s criticism might not be as negative as you perceive. Actually, it could be helpful. Discuss the matter with your critic, and you both could learn something valuable. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A business matter could cause some friction among your colleagues. But once again, that logical mind of yours comes to the rescue. And the sooner it does, the better!

• Actors Kevin Spacey and Val Kilmer were classmates in high school. • In a 2014 survey conducted by Nutrisystem, 32 percent of respondents said that they hadn’t worn a bathing suit in public in the past five years, 20 percent said it had been 10 or more years, and 5 percent said they had never worn a swimsuit in public.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) There might still be some heated temper flare-ups out there. But your sensible self should advise you to stay out of these situations until things cool down and calm is restored. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Changing your mind could be the right thing to do if you can’t resolve your doubts. You might want to discuss the matter with someone whose advice you trust. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The Sea Goat’s merrier side dominates this week, and this means that, despite your usual busy schedule, you’ll be able to squeeze in parties and all sorts of fabulous fun times. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An educational opportunity could lead to something other than what you had planned. But keep an open mind, and before you decide to turn it down, check it out. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The Piscean wit and wisdom helps you work through a situation that might have been accidentally or even deliberately obscured. What you unravel could prove to be very revealing. BORN THIS WEEK: Loyalty is important to you. You demand it, but you also give it generously and lovingly. © 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On August 6, 1945, the world’s first atom bomb was dropped by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, piloted by Lt. Col. Paul W. Tibbets. The target was the Japanese city of Hiroshima, which before the bombing, had 90,000 buildings. After the bombing, only 28,000 structures remained. Its blast was equal to 12,000 to 15,000 tons of dynamite and destroyed five square miles of the city. Three days later, the city of Nagasaki was bombed. Less than a week later, Japan announced its surrender to the Allied forces. These two bombings are the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare history.

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• On Aug. 18, 1590, John White, the governor of the Roanoke Island colony in present-day North Carolina, returns from a trip to England to find the settlement deserted. No trace of the 100 colonists has ever been found. • On Aug. 23, 1784, four counties in North Carolina declare their independence as the state of Franklin. In defiance of Congress, Franklin survived as an independent nation for four years with its own constitution, Indian treaties and legislated system of barter. • On Aug. 22, 1950, the United States Lawn Tennis Association accepts Althea Gibson into its annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first black player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition. • On Aug. 19, 1960, in the Soviet Union, downed U.S. reconnaissance aircraft pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for espionage. Eighteen months later, the Soviets agreed to exchange him for a KGB spy. • On Aug. 17, 1978, the Double Eagle II completes the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight when it lands near Paris, six days after lifting off from Presque Isle, Maine. The helium-filled balloon covered 3,233 miles. • On Aug. 20, 1989, Lyle and Erik Menendez shoot their parents to death in family’s California home. Although the brothers were not immediately suspected, Erik confessed his involvement to his psychotherapist, who taped the sessions to impress his mistress, who ended up going to the police. Lyle, 22, and Erik, 19, were arrested. • On Aug. 21, 1991, just three days after it began, a coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev collapses. The Soviet Union would soon cease to exist as a nation and as a Cold War threat to the United States. Gorbachev resigned as leader of the Soviet Union in December 1991. © 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.

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HOLLYWOOD -- Chris Pratt is currently filming “The Magnificent Seven,” with Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Matt Bomer and Peter Sarsgaard, for a January 2017 release. He’ll next shoot “Passengers,” with Jennifer Lawrence, a sci-fi film about a ship loaded with passengers en route to colonize a new world. Pratt reportedly will make $12 million, while Lawrence reportedly will make $20 million and a percentage. “Passengers” will be released sometime in 2016. Meanwhile, Pratt’s “Jurassic World” has now become the third top-grossing film of all time, passing “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Furious 7.” At this rate, “Jurassic World” might catch No. 2 “Titanic.” *** The recent annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, held in her hometown of Jamestown, New York, had Jerry Seinfeld starring in two sold-out shows. In addition, Melissa Rivers and Kelly Carlin, daughters of Joan Rivers and George Carlin, the COZI TV Comedy Search Contest and “Parks and Recreation” alum Nick Offerman were all part of the festivities. COZI TV, which regularly airs “The Lucy Show,” with Lucille Ball and her children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr., sponsored the yearly festival. Lucie Arnaz, 64, married current husband, writer-actor Laurence Luckinbill, in 1980 and got it right the second time around. They have three children -- Simon, Joseph and Katherine -- and live in Palm Springs, California. Lucie confesses, “I used to think Palm Springs was for old people, and there’s not a lot to do. But we came down here and almost immediately met nine people who introduced us to 10 people, and they multiplied like rabbits, and suddenly there were 72 people a month we wanted to meet and do something with.”

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Her parents were among the first residents at the Thunderbird Country Club, where President Gerald Ford used to live. Desi Sr. built The Indian Wells Hotel in 1957, and after he and Lucy divorced, lived in a home in Indian Wells. Desi Jr. was married to actress Linda Pearl from 1980-81. He married Amy Laura Bargiel in 1987, and they moved to Boulder City, Nevada, and had a daughter, Haley. His wife died in January of cancer at the age of 63. Desi currently owns and operates the Boulder Theater, a cinema converted into a stage for the Boulder City Ballet Company and rock acts such as Leon Russell and Graham Nash. Lucie struggled for years to come out of her mother’s shadow, and her recent tour in the show “Pippin” accomplished that. “When I came out of the stage door, people didn’t say ‘God I loved your mother,’ they said they loved me in “Pippin.” And that’s the latest on Desi-Lu(cie)! (c) 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Listed as one of TIME magazine’s Top 100 products of the 20th century, rollerblades were the brainstorm of Minnesotan Scott Olson. And he’s currently hard at work on a new concept, the Skyride. Let’s take a look at his story. • In 1980, Scott Olson was a 19-year-old Junior A pro hockey player trying to figure out an interesting way to train in the summer. After seeing a pair of inline skates in a catalog, he asked his local sporting goods dealer, Bloomington, Minnesota’s Athletic Outfitters, if any were in stock. The few pairs in the store had been sitting there for years with no sales. Olson bought them all, surprising the owner who said, “I’ve had those things for five years and you are the only one that ever bought them.” • Since he didn’t really like the design of the skates, Olson began experimenting with a pair in his parents’ Minneapolis basement, making the wheels softer and able to be attached to hockey skates. He pushed his product to hockey players and coaches directly, offering a money-back guarantee. With a patent in hand, he fashioned a better boot, and at age 23, formed the company known as Rollerblade, the first company to mass-produce inline skates. • Olson, who had no formal business training, hired his friends as employees, one of whom, his best friend and accountant, embezzled funds from him. Although Rollerblades were becoming popular worldwide in 1985, Olson was close to losing his company. He was approached by two investors who would keep the Rollerblade brand alive, along with giving Olson a small percentage in the business.

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