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Elder Arthur Crow Shoe met Spirit the golden eagle last fall and felt a strong connection with the bird. He requested that he be able to bestow a Blackfoot name on the bird, and did so in a special ceremony at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump on Monday. Joining him in the ceremony were his niece Evelyn Crow Shoe Kelman, left, and Spirit’s handler Marianne Durocher. Marianne says she was “struck beyond words” when Arthur chose to give her the high honour of a Blackfoot name as well. Spirit’s Blackfoot name is Pita, and Marianne’s is Pitaakii. See more photos in today’s online edition of STB.

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My Little Corner Do you remember the man in motion? And after reading that sentence can you hear John Parr singing his tribute to Rick Hansen in your head? For me the two always come together. At the age of 15, Rick was thrown from the back of a pickup truck and suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Rather than let his disability define him, he carried on with things he loved. He was the first student with a physical disability to graduate from UBC with a degree in physical education. Rick met Terry Fox in 1977 and the two became friends through sharing a passion for sports and a commitment to making a difference. Terry’s run was an inspiration for Rick. Rick won many international awards in wheelchair marathons and was named Canada’s disabled athlete of the year three times. The Man in Motion World Tour began March 22, 1985 as Rick wheeled to raise money and awareness for spinal cord injuries. He visited 34 countries on four continents and raised $26 million. Since then, the Rick Hansen Foundation (originally the Man in Motion World Tour Society), the ICORD program (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries), the Rick Hansen Awards Program, the Rick Hansen

School Program, and the Rick Hansen Institute (originally the Spinal Cord Injury Solutions Network) have been created. Significant personal recognition has come Rick’s way as well, but that’s not what he’s about. The two-year celebration of the 25th anniversary of the MIMWT began in 2010, and this week we get to witness the impact it has on our communities as it passes through southern Alberta and highlights local people. Over 7,000 people with inspirational stories of their own will retrace the Canadian segment of Rick’s original marathon. I’m looking forward to meeting these people and will be following the relay from the point it arrives in Fort Macleod until it leaves Nanton. The media were asked not to contact participants, and in respect of this request I didn’t even try to interview those I knew! The participants were allowed to initiate contact with the press though, so I was pleased to hear from Debbie Reed and Tia Liebrecht and to share their story and exceitement at being chosen to participate in the marathon. Wear your medals with pride ladies! Take a moment to reflect on the difference one man has made, and will continue to make for years to come. This can be you! Make the most of your challenges. Shannon Robin

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Still hoping Good news to all protesters and arrestees – all charges have been dropped due to the holes in the Public Land Act that has never been tested in court. The province does not want to chance looking pathetic obviously. Now we can concentrate on stopping the logging, so it is not all over. The fight to protect this fabulous area is not done. Keep phoning, writing or emailing your MLA and Premier Alison Redford! There is hope. Diana Calder

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$500 reward for the Passquatch Rumour has it there’s a monster in the Crowsnest Pass. He’s tall and hairy, has huge claws and walks upright. He’s so human-like that he even has his own name – Brdojolo. There’s a new game in town and it involves tracking the Passquatch’s movements through the Crowsnest Pass by following clues released each Sunday. Everyone can play because the clues are available online, so it doesn’t matter where you live. Even if you don’t know the Pass well, you can easily figure out the answers based on information available on the Crowsnest Pass Property Management website. The game started Feb. 12, and new clues will be posted every Sunday until April 29. Players can print off a log to record the Passquatch’s movements and track which direction he is heading. Loreena Russomanno is thrilled with the response to the game and the creature she created. So far she has registered players from all over Alberta as well as from British Columbia and the United States. The Passquatch is limited in his travel to the Crowsnest Pass area, and that is deliberate – Loreena is promoting the area where she lives and works and which she has come to love over 11

myth and is known for her treasure hunts and games, so for those who know her, the development of the Passquatch comes as no surprise. The whole idea of the Passquatch search came about after Loreena attended a Travel Alberta conference last fall, which focused on the importance of unique advertising and new spins on promoting your area. The game plan formed immediately, and just as quickly was put into motion. Loreena hopes the Passquatch will be the monster who helps to put the Crowsnest Pass on the map and intends it to be an annual event. Loreena hired local artist Deirdre Earl to create the drawn likeness of Brdojolo and you may have noticed his face on bulletin boards and advertisements in your area – he is indeed wanted. Participants who think they know the right location of the beast will have to come out in person on April 29 to claim the bounty. Loreena says, “It’s kind of corny, but I love the Pass for it’s overall magic, wildlife, scenery and ground-floor opportunities. It’s an affordable place to invest and live.” She thinks many will feel the same after following the Passquatch’s travels, and hopes to attract a large number of people to join the game. For more information or to register, visit her website at .

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Contest winner Carol Getzlaf of Cowley is the lucky winner of two tickets to see Nathan Rogers at the Empress Theatre this week. The tickets were cosponsored by Mountainside Printing (Shootin’ the Breeze) and the Empress Theatre. Nathan is on a one-time-only Canadian tour performing the songs of his father, legendary folk singer Stan Rogers. Nathan is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, throat chanter and true musical innovator with two albums released so far. The show promises to be a great one, and limited tickets are still available by contacting the Empress Theatre box office at 403-553-4404 or 1-800-540-9229, or in person at 235 24th St. in Fort Macleod. Tickets can also be purchased online at .

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When the wind blows Waterton Park turned windy and blustery late Saturday afternoon just in time for people to enjoy the indoor activities planned for the family day weekend. The blowing snow almost obliterated the view of the far side of the lake and created this lonely scene.

According to Tina By Tina Webber The new season of the Survivor reality TV show has started. This made me consider a rival reality show which could be titled Wheelchair Survivor. The show would document the trials and tribulations of getting from point A to point B unassisted in a manual wheelchair. The government bureaucrats, technicians and suppliers that do not put a power wheelchair on their priority list for the handicapped would be put in manual wheelchairs. Their initial challenge would be to complete a 100-metre race in the wheelchairs on a sandy beach, and the first one to finish would be promised pizza and beer when completed. Upon completion, the winner would actually be given roasted lizards two weeks later than promised! This is what waiting for an electric wheelchair is like. Getting around by my own power where repetitive movement is required (not easy for a person with multiple sclerosis) is comparable to what it would be like for an able-bodied person trying to manoeuvre the wheelchair on a sandy beach with one arm.

My own power chair quit about eight months ago and, after finding it was too expensive to repair, Vista Village supplied a used replacement chair for the interim. Having the use of the borrowed chair, I quit writing the government agency that distributes the chairs, as I was denied twice. Out of sight, out of mind and not being the greasy wheel I suppose, my need appeared to be forgotten. The third request seemed to be the charm as I received the approval letter. I still cannot figure out why I was denied, as I can still appreciate the freedom the power chair gives me, will utilize it and (duh) I really can’t walk. I was promised the chair in seven to 10 days after the approval. Then it was extended to mid-February (I’m still hoping they meant this year). It has already been four long weeks, and not having the mobility is starting to affect my mood. It has been difficult to maintain my demeanour and sense of humour with all the added challenges, like I needed more! No, I’m not bitter yet, just miffed. Well, still

waiting. Did you know the power wheelchair was invented by Canadian-born George Klein in 1952? He is proclaimed as being the most prolific Canadian inventor of the 20th century. His many inventions include the Canadarm for NASA and of course the joystick-driven electric wheelchair, which he invented to accommodate the many handicapped veterans returning from the Second World War. Sadly, no Canadian manufacturer stepped up to the plate to build them. So, the design was handed over to the United States. A brilliant invention that is still primary manufactured in the States and shipped to Canada. With an aging population, I imagine it is a booming business. Brain Teaser: A mother of three children has five potatoes. She wants to give the children equal portions without cutting the potatoes into fractions. How can she do this? Last week’s answer: All those images are found on a deck of cards. Which face card represents which person I do not know, other than to say the “goddess of war” is probably the queen of spades.

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A Rose of Thanks Thank you to everyone who contributed to our annual Chili Bowl Feast fundraiser. Whether you donated chili, cookies, buns or your time, you are appreciated. Without your help this fundraiser would not be a success. Also thank you to those who came out to enjoy the event, over 150 of you. Wow! Krisztina Wood, Managing Director CNP Allied Arts Association & Public Art Gallery

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Outfitting the Nanton skaters By Helen Friesen Members of the Nanton Skating Club are preparing for their carnival and are looking for costumes suitable for small skaters for the “Macarena,” along with poodle skirts, hippie outfits and teddy bear costumes. “Mostly we need talented seamstresses,” says organizer Morgan Dozeman. The theme of this year’s show is Skate, Rattle and Roll, and around 40 skaters will take to the ice at the Tom Hornecker Recreation Centre on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. “We have music from all over,” says Morgan, including peppy 1950s tunes plus “Macarena” and “La Bamba.” The Nanton ice show has been an annual affair since the 1970s. Last year was an exception, when the rink was out of commission due to the need for extensive roof repairs. The arena is back in operation this year thanks to Nantonians who organized a Raise the Roof campaign and got the job done. Morgan says, “We sure love it.” For further information or to donate time or costumes, contact Morgan at 403646-5833.

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Cheyenne Laidlaw, rear, Sheridan Laidlaw, left, and Madison Dozeman are hoping you’ll help them get dressed up in style for their figure skating carnival next month. They joined a full house of skaters out to enjoy Nanton’s first annual Family Skate Day on Monday.

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Ready for the relay When Debbie Reed turned 40 she realized that with a family history of diabetes and high blood pressure, it was time to make some changes. In the past two and a half years she has developed muscle, lost 40 pounds and dropped from a size 18 to a size 14. Debbie lives in the MD of Pincher Creek, near Glenwood, and made a commitment to herself to do whatever it took to reach her goals. She began with aquafit classes in Pincher Creek which is where she connected with instructor Tia Liebrecht. Tia herself has been through the process of losing 40 pounds, which led her to a career in personal training. Debbie attended a couple of boot camps, then signed on for 10 personal training sessions. Tia travelled to Debbie’s home to make this happen, and soon Debbie began seeing big changes, both in her strength level and in her body shape. Change is motivating, and as Debbie’s motivation grew stronger so did Tia’s, and they became a true team. Tia owns and operates Summit Fitness in Pincher Creek, and Debbie attends two classes per week with Tia at the gym and three aquafit classes a week with Tia at the pool. She drives to town

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for the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay, and people with inspirational stories to share were encouraged to apply to participate as medal bearers. It turns out that both Debbie and Tia applied for the relay, but didn’t know it until Debbie received her acceptance letter in January. Tia admits to being a bit jealous as well as excited for her friend and client when that letter arrived. Last week Tia found out she would also be one of the relay runners, and was thrilled! Debbie runs in Fort Macleod on Tuesday, Feb. 21 as the relay comes to a close, and Tia is part of the group sending the relay on the road from Fort Macleod on Wednesday morning. The women were chosen based on thir stories of community involvement and inspiration. Although disappointed that Rick Hansen won’t be there in person, both Debbie and Tia anticipate shedding some tears and know that he is with them in spirit. Who knows what they’ll do with the additional inspiration and motivation they take away from this experience. Come out and cheer on Debbie, Tia, and the other runners as they celebrate the anniversary of Rick Hansen’s journey through southern Alberta.

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Church in the valley

Mountain Mill United Church Women volunteers had a busy morning at their annual bake sale, hosted by Beaver Mines General Store in Beaver Mines, Feb. 18. Funds raised from the sale go toward general maintenance of the church, STARS, Pincher Creek Emergency Women’s Shelter, the food bank and the hospital. The UCW also assists youth wishing to attend Canyon Church Camp at Waterton. For a small group, they are active in making a big difference in their community. UCW president Jenny Vandersteen heads a group of about 25 ladies, and says that with more young people returning home to raise their families, the future of the group is strong. The church can be found in a picturesque spot just off the Gladstone Valley Road between Beaver Mountain Mill UCW president Jenny VanderMines and Pincher Creek. Built in 1906, the small, steen, left, and church treasurer Bev Everts white church has no electricity and is heated by at the annual bake sale last Saturday. The wood stove in the winter months. tables were loaded with goodies and a sign Minister Brent Woodard presides over services, reading “For more than 100 years the ladies held the third Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. of Mt. Mill Church have provided baking and About 30 people regularly attend the monthly service and enjoy fellowship afterward. goodies for church and community.”

Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas are finally reaching those who can appreciate them. But don’t expect any immediate reactions. That will come later. Meanwhile, a personal matter needs your attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your energy levels are rising, and you’re feeling restless and eager to get into some activity, whether it’s for profit or just for fun. In either case, the aspects are highly favorable, so go for it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relationship seems to be winding down from passionate to passive. It’s up to you to decide what the next step will be. But don’t wait too long to take the initiative. Delay could create more problems. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A decision looms. But be very sure that this is what you really want before you sign or say anything. Once you act, there’ll be little or no wiggle room for any adjustments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Money matters improve, but you still need to be cautious with your spending. Also, set aside that Leonine pride for a bit and apologize for contributing to that misunderstanding. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A tempting financial situation could make the usually unflappable Virgo rush in before checking things out. Be alert to possible hidden problems. Get the facts before you act. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) It’s nice to know that you’re finally getting due credit for your efforts. You

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also should know that new opportunities will follow. A family member brings important news. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Any uncertainty that begins to cloud an impending decision could signal a need to re-examine your reasons for wanting to take on this commitment. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You benefit from taking time out of your currently hectic schedule to do more contemplation or meditation. This will help re-energize you, both in body and soul. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nursing hurt feelings can zap the energies of even the usually selfconfident Sea Goat. Best advice: Move forward. Success is the best balm for a painful ego. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A display of temperament surprises you, as well as those around you. It could be all that pressure you’re under. Consider letting someone help you see it through. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Some things don’t seem to be working out as you’d hoped. Don’t fret. Instead, take some time out to reassess your plans and see where changes could be made. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy traveling and meeting people. You are especially good with children and would make an excellent teacher. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Front row, from left: Braeden Claringbull, Ryan Sciarra, Jeremy Ames (coach), Brett Tarcon, Greg Shackel (coach), Mack Jordan, Hayden Shackel (coach), Michael Roy, Lane Kalbhen. Back row, from left: Josh Foster, Ryan Marshall, Charles Mitchell, Chase Tymchyna, Lane Crawford, Ken Doell (general manager), Blair Goodreau, Tristan Doell, Steven Mitchell, Calahan Bruder, Sheldon Filipuzzi. Missing is Mason Bond (coach). Photo courtesy of Leslie Claringbull.

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By Ken Doell Pincher Creek Huskies hockey team won the midget D Zone 5 championship last Thursday. There were four teams representing the south: Pincher Creek, Raymond, Claresholm and Bow Island. It was a two-game-per-series playdown. In the first round we played Claresholm, which was to be the best of two games; total points. We played them in Pincher Creek on Jan. 19 and defeated them 11-1. Since we won by 10 goals, we did not need to play a second game. Then, we moved on to play Bow Island because they had won their series against Raymond. So,

the final series against Bow Island began in Pincher Creek on Feb. 9, and we won that game 8-2. Next, we travelled to Bow Island on Feb.16 for the final game and defeated them 7-4, winning the midget D Zone 5 championship. Now we will be representing South Zone 5 for provincials in Millet, on March 15-18. The tournament in Millet will consist of eight teams, each representing their own zone playing for the title of Alberta midget provincial champions. Our Huskies hockey team and coaches have worked very hard this year and we are proud of them. Best of Luck!

Speaking off the cuff By Brad Bustard For the first time in 70 years, Toastmasters International, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to teaching communication and leadership skills, has updated its brand. With a more contemporary globe logo and accompanying visual identity system, local Toastmasters clubs now have updated and consistent resources to conduct and promote their programs. Today’s Toastmasters members are diverse; they represent all ages and professions and meet in communities and corporations in 116 countries. The updated brand reflects the organization’s evolution as a leading provider of communication, public speaking and leadership skills development. The brand refresh does not affect or alter the organization’s core education programs of communication and leadership skill building; rather, it provides potential members with a clearer picture of what to expect when visiting any club in the world. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, members gain leadership skills. The combination of strengthening one’s competence in communication and leadership skills – thereby gaining

the confidence to lead – is what differentiates Toastmasters International from other skillbuilding programs. Off the Cuff Toastmasters was established in 2009 and continues to meet Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in the Foothills Community Church in Pincher Creek. Club members consistently appreciate the skills that have improved their lives personally and professionally since joining the club. “There is no person who cannot benefit from Toastmasters and I would encourage people to come out for a meeting to experience the benefits personally,” says club president Colleen Stensrud. The club is the only Toastmasters group in the Shootin’ the Breeze coverage area, and is actively seeking new members. Guests are welcome to attend the 90-minute meetings, to determine if they want to pursue official membership. The meetings are friendly and supportive, and there are no strict attendance requirements to maintain membership in the club. However, there are specific communication and leadership projects to complete to build individual skills. For more information, contact Brenda Cofell at 403-627-2585 or visit .

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Crowsnest Pass – Indoor skateboarding - Tues. and Thurs. 5:30 at Albert Stella Memorial Arena in Blairmore

– Dinner, meat draws and moose races - Bellevue Legion Saturday, Feb. 25 – Community supper - 5:30 p.m. at Nanton United Church – Food bank benefit concert - 7 p.m. at the community centre in Claresholm – Top Hand Winter Roping Series - 11 a.m. at Claresholm Agriplex – Farmers’ Bonspiel at Fort Macleod – Senior basketball tournament - Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek – Jib Jab Jump Jam at Pass PowderKeg Ski Hill – Novice hockey - Crowsnest Pass vs. Picture Butte 10 a.m. at Coleman – Pre-novice hockey - Crowsnest Pass 2 vs. Elkford at Coleman – Torchlight Parade at Pass PowderKeg Ski Hill – Winter festival at Elkford – Arts & Heritage Week at Sparwood Sunday, Feb. 26 – Golden age potluck dinner - 5:30 p.m. at Stavely

Fort Macleod – Art classes for kids - Sat. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Traditional native dance classes - 1st and 3rd Thurs. 6 p.m. at the Scout hall Nanton – Lego Club - Tues. 3:30 at Thelma Fanning Library

Fernie – Griz Kidz Crafty Kids - Wed. 6 p.m. at Slopeside Coffee

Pincher Creek – After school arts program - Fri. 1:45 at Lebel Mansion

Claresholm – Indoor walking - Tues. to Thurs. 10 a.m. at the community centre

Fernie – Hearts Duplicate Bridge Club - 6 p.m. at Fernie Senior Citizens Drop-in Centre

Crowsnest Pass – Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Wed. 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors’ Centre – Gymwalk - Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. at MDM Complex – Older adult fitness program - Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. at MDM Complex – Quad Squad - second Sun. of month 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Fish & Game Club

Fort Macleod – Adult walking & fitness program - Mon., Wed., and Fri. 9 a.m. at community hall

Bellevue – Kids on the Move - Mon. & Fri. 11:00 a.m. at MDM Complex – Move & Groove - Mon. & Fri. 9:30 a.m. at MDM Complex – Rhyme Time - Wed. 10:45 a.m. at MDM Complex – Stay for Play - Wed. 9:30 a.m. at MDM Complex

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– Lutheran church AGM and potluck 10 a.m. at Granum – Winter Festival at Elkford – Farmers’ Bonspiel at Fort Macleod Monday, Feb. 27 – Senior Basketball - St. Mike’s vs. Matthew Halton 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Pincher Creek – Monday Night at the Movies - 7 p.m. at Fox Theatre in Pincher Creek – St. Michael’s School council meeting 7 p.m at Pincher Creek Tuesday, Feb. 28 – No events submitted for today! Wednesday, Feb. 29 – It’s Not Easy Being Green presentation - 7 p.m., live at Pincher Creek library and by video conference at all RISE libraries – Pink Shirt Day - wear pink to take a stand against bullying – Prairie Winds Chili Cook-off - 6 p.m. in Claresholm – Teen Games Night - 7 p.m. at youth hall in Stavely

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Hoover is a short-eared owl and a permanent resident of the centre. Short-eared owls are named for their tiny feather tufts which can look like ears but have nothing to do with hearing.

Kes is an American kestrel who was rescued at a few days of age and has been hand-raised. It would be difficult for him to survive in the wild. American kestrels are the smallest falcons in North America.

Edgar the barn owl is also a permanent resident of the centre. The prominent heart-shaped face and unique colouring make the barn owls one of the most easy to identify. They are usually found in British Columbia and Ontario.

Spirit is also a permanent resident of the centre. The golden eagle is almost totally blind and was found injured and starving. Shot gun pellets were discovered (and still remain) inside his head and chest. The photos show the beauty of this special bird who made a strong con-

nection with Elder Arthur Crow Shoe. In the photo at top right, Arthur and Evelyn Crow Shoe Kelman prepare for the naming ceremony. At the bottom left, Spirit, now known as Pita, appears to be listening intently to Arthur’s words even though he doesn’t know which way to

look. Spirit’s handler, Marianne Durocher of Lethbridge, received an unexpected honour when Arthur said he would like to give her a Blackfoot name as well. She is now Pitaakii. It was a moving ceremony that we were privileged to share.

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“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green (Dutton Juvenile, $17.99) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell Hazel and Augustus are teens struggling, as all teens do, with the meaning of life and love. But unlike most teens, they are “cancer kids,” already intimately familiar with suffering and highly attuned to the arbitrariness and unfairness of the universe. When they meet at a support-group meeting, it’s fascination at first sight, and over discussions of everything from anime to the afterlife, those feelings deepen. But Hazel’s illness is terminal, and she knows she doesn’t have much time left. She’s resolved not to let Gus get too close, hoping to spare him from the inevitable grief ahead. Gus, however, is determined to seize the moment. In a grand romantic gesture, he arranges for Hazel to travel with him to Amsterdam to meet her favorite author, an

eccentric recluse whose sole book, about a cancer-stricken girl much like herself, Hazel looks to as a bible. It’s a trip that will have unexpected repercussions for them both, revealing bittersweet truths about the world and each other. Filled with raw honesty and wry humor, this is a book hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, often philosophical but never maudlin or facile. Hazel’s edginess is leavened by empathy and compassion; she’s fatalistic but not bitter, sarcastic but not sullen. She’s as interested in the joys of the world as she is in its absurdities. Gus too is a believable teen-boy mix of poetry-quoting idealist and videogame-loving couch warrior. These feel like real people, which makes their fates ache all the more. Thoughout the book, Hazel and Gus use “okay” as a shorthand for the complicated feelings they can’t always express in words. It’s an apt metaphor for the way they approach their difficult lives: It’s okay to be brave and hopeful, and it’s also okay to be angry and scared. It isn’t easy and it isn’t fair, but it’s okay. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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THE CLUES POINT THE WAY The bidding: South West North East 1 [H] Dble Pass 1 [S] 2 [H] Pass Pass 3 [D] 3 [H] Pass 4 [H] Dble Opening lead -- queen of clubs. The secret of good declarer play lies mostly in visualizing how the unseen cards are divided and putting this knowledge to effective use. The clues that furnish declarer with a picture of the opposing hands can come from the bidding, the play or both. Consider this deal where declarer failed to process the many clues available. It was played in the South Africa-Ireland match at the 1960 World Team Olympiad. The South African declarer got to four hearts doubled as shown, and West led the club queen. South won with the ace, cashed the ace of trumps, felling East’s king, then led a diamond and successfully finessed the queen.

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After discarding a club on the ace of diamonds, declarer led a spade to the king, losing to the ace. South eventually lost two more spades and a trump trick and finished down one, -200 points. He was able to ruff his fourth spade in dummy to prevent an even greater loss. South’s early plays were certainly correct. The diamond finesse, though dangerous, was necessary, but after it succeeded South should have reassessed his prospects and made the contract. It was a serious mistake to lead a spade to the king at trick five. To play a spade from dummy was surely right, but to play the king was surely wrong. South should have placed West with the spade ace for his takeout double, because East had already turned up with the king of hearts and (by inference from West’s opening lead) king of clubs. Had South played a low spade on East’s eight at trick five and later played a low spade again, he would have gained a spade trick and made the contract. He also would have been 990 points to the better. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

PHOTO: Heather McDonald Q: Like most of the world, I was shocked and devastated to hear of Whitney Houston’s death. I really thought she was on the right path, and about to make a music and movie comeback. Did drugs play a part in her death? -- Deena R., via e-mail

1. Is the Book of Philippians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What prophet came from among the shepherds of Tekoa? Joel, Hosea, Daniel, Amos 3. From Genesis 6, how many decks were on Noah’s Ark? 3, 4, 5, 6 4. Which biblical name means “God with us”? Nicodemus, Emmanuel, Elijah, Jacob 5. How many books of the Bible (KJV) were named for women? 0, 1, 2, 3 6. From Genesis 16, whose maidservant was Hagar? Esther, Ruth, Sarai, Deborah ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Amos; 3) 3; 4) Emmanuel; 5) 2; 6) Sarai Contact Wilson Casey at trivia@writeme. com (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

A: While there has been no official word as of this writing, TMZ is reporting that according to family sources, Whitney, 48, was killed by a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol. Although she did die in the bathtub, the family was told by the coroner’s office that there didn’t appear to be enough water in her lungs for drowning to have been the cause of death. The L.A. Police Department has determined that there were no signs of foul play. Whitney will star posthumously in the feature film “Sparkle,” which is slated for an Aug. 12 release. She also recorded two songs for the movie, which will, of course, be on the soundtrack. *** Q: I really love watching “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately” on E! The shows’ casts really seem to have fun and get along. Please tell me this is the case! --George T., Altoona, Pa. A: That certainly is the case. I spoke with series star Heather McDonald recently, and she told me: “We really do laugh all the time, and we really do like each other so much. So many times we’ll be laughing about something and I’ll just go, ‘Oh, don’t we have fun?’ I think it all stems from the example that Chelsea (Handler) has set, and I think that’s important. We’re like a little family where she’s the Mom, and she doesn’t allow jealousy, and she doesn’t allow any real kind of unhealthy competition in any way. We truly believe that each of our success only helps the other.”

And following Chelsea’s example of getting into the publishing industry, Heather has written her own NYT best-selling humorous memoir called “You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again,” and I have to say, the book is deliciously funny. *** Q: Is it true that two of my favorite comedians, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, are making a movie together? -- Samuel D., via e-mail A: It is indeed true, and I couldn’t be happier to see these two onscreen together. Will and Zach star in “Dogfight,” a comedy about two battling politicians from South Carolina who each have presidential aspirations. The movie is set to premiere Aug. 10, and also co-stars Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow. *** Q: “Harry’s Law” seems to have vanished. What’s up? -- Echo H., via e-mail A: There has been a little shuffling over at NBC. At the end of January, “Harry’s Law” took about six weeks off. But don’t worry, Kathy Bates and company will return with new episodes March 11 on its new night and timeslot, Sundays at 8 p.m. ET. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Hurricane Lamp Q: I have a hurricane lamp that is inscribed on the underside “L&LWMC 1973.” Can you please identify it and give me the name of a dealer who buys such lamps. -- Lloyd, Surprise, Ariz. A: Your lamp was manufactured by Loevsky and Loevsky White Metal Castings, a company based in New Jersey that specialized in reproduction lamps and fixtures. It closed in about 1978. Your lamp was made in 1973, and is, indeed, a reproduction and not rare. I have seen similar lamps at antique malls and in thrift shops priced for less than $50. ***

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Q: I have a book in the “Tell a Tale” series entitled “Little Black Sambo.” I also have the Viewmaster reel that goes with it. Can you help me determine the value? -- Florence in Dubuque, Iowa A: Before I answer your question, let’s review a little literary history. The character of Little Black Sambo was introduced in 1898 by Helen Bannerman, the daughter of a Scottish minister and the wife of a surgeon in the British Army in India. The story she wrote was set in India and vividly describes a young boy’s encounters with four tigers. The book was so popular, she followed it with three sequels: “Little Black Quibba,” “Little Black Quasha” and “Little Black Mingo.” It wasn’t until the 1930s and ‘40s that “Little Black Sambo” began to take on negative racial connotations. The book has gone through dozens of editions, but I believe your “Tell a Tale” version is probably from the 1950s. If so, it is worth about $25. The reel you have might be valued at about $10. One of my favorite references in this field of collecting is “The Art and History of Black Memorabilia” by Larry Vincent

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Buster (Potter, $34.95). *** Q: I would like to find the value of an Alice Caviness necklace that was given to me in 1957. -- Charlotte, Okeechobee, Fla. A: Janet Gaynor is the owner of AZillion Sparklz and has bought, sold and appraised vintage costume and fine estate jewelry for more than two decades. She might be able to help you determine the retail value of your necklace. Her contact information is P.O. Box 35038, Tucson, AZ 85740, and Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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sive to make. Sean Bean stars as Ned Stark, an honor-bound patriarch who is pulled into a twisted vortex of feudal political intrigue, orbited by a constellation of full-fledged characters and awe-inspiring settings. The premiere of season 2 can’t come fast enough, so jump into this series at your nearest opportunity.

EDITOR’S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of March 5, 2012. PHOTO: Mickey Rourke stars in “Immortals” PICKS OF THE WEEK “Footloose” (PG-13) -- This remake of Kevin Bacon’s 1984 breakout film aims to update the story for a new generation of youngsters who just wanna dance. Newcomer Kenny Wormald takes the role of Ren, a Boston teen transplanted to rural Georgia. Upon his arrival, the scene in the small town is decidedly uncool -- the tragic deaths of a few partying teens has been parlayed into an across-the-board ban on rock and/or roll, and all the wholesome, expressive dancing that comes with it. Dennis Quaid carries the dramatic weight as the town’s preacher man and anti-fun crusader haunted by the death of his offspring. While this new iteration is no barnburner, those itching for a fix of bouncy music and youthful boogey will find some fun. “Immortals” (R) -- Vibrant in visuals and sagging in story, this myth-laced epic has all the narrative weight of a fireworks show. A

menacing Mickey Rourke plays Hyperion, a brutal warlord out to get some godly bow that functions as a Homeric weapon of mass destruction. The gods of Olympus pick a mortal champion, Theseus (Henry Cavill), to stop the plot and keep the bloodthirsty Titans of old locked up. It’s even more convoluted onscreen. The real might of the film is in the over-thetop visuals, as gold-skinned gods clash in an electric-blue sky to decide the fate of the earth below. While the mix of sets and CG may cause eyes to pop, it all seems a lot of sound and fury signifying a second-rate epic. “Game of Thrones” Season 1 (NR) -- HBO took a calculated risk and landed an unmitigated success with this crossover series about swords, sires, kings and treachery. Adapted from the fantasy series by George R.R. Martin, the show sweeps audiences into a new world that manages to marry “Lord of the Rings” with “The Sopranos.” It’s daring, it’s engaging, it’s fresh ... and it was very expen-

DOG OF THE WEEK “Jack and Jill” (PG) -- Adam Sandler goes full-on “Meet the Klumps” in this unpalatable heap of blue humor. Besides a traumatizing, unfunny memory, this comedy canker leaves behind so many questions. What in the name of Billy Madison was Sandler thinking? How did Al Pacino get roped into this train wreck? What did we ever do to Hollywood to deserve this? TV RELEASES “Adventure Time: It Came From the Nightosphere” “Transformers Prime: Complete First Season” “Judge John Deed: Season Five” “Hawthorne: The Complete Third Season” “Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales: Complete Collection” (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Start a Community Vegetable Garden Communities across the country are setting up spaces for gardens to be used by residents. If your town doesn’t have a community vegetable garden yet, approach local leaders about setting one up on public property. If you can identify in advance locations that would make good sites, you’ll have taken care of one possible objection. Look for vacant areas without trees that would block the sun (you need six hours per day, minimum), and stay clear of industrial sites because of the possibility of chemicals in the soil. Look for a flat location with access to water and parking. If you provide town officials with a

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petition with signatures of people who would make use of the garden, so much the better. Enlist the input of your county extension office and any Master Gardeners you can find. Once you have a suitable location, either community or private property (private schools, hospitals and churches are a good bet), decide on the size of each plot. You’ll need them to be uniform (provide two sizes) with paths between the plots. Plot sizes of 10 by 16 feet and 8 by 10 feet should be large enough to provide families with quantities of fresh vegetables. Decide on a fee to charge for rental of the plots, with a portion of it to be given back at the end of the growing season if the plot is cleared of trash, and weeds have not been allowed to grow. Fees of $20 to 30 are reasonable. Decide whether you want to provide tools or leave it to individuals to bring their own. Query local hardware stores about the possibility of donations. Insist that the whole garden be organic, with no insecticides or weed killers allowed. (Pollutants can drift from one plot to the

next.) An area with a fence to keep out wildlife is ideal. Set aside a large separate area and require all those who have a plot to spend a certain number of hours working the community section with the vegetables going to food pantries and shelters. For more specifics on how to begin, go online and search for “start a community garden” and add your state. Hunt, too, for towns near you who’ve already created a garden. They could provide wealth of information. Setting up a community garden can be as easy -- or as complicated -- as you make it. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Celebrations Bring Families Together I was busy checking off my to-do list for an upcoming trip to Vietnam when Vietnamese-American friends invited me to their home on Jan. 23 to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year, known as Tet. I accepted without hesitation, knowing full well that nothing stirs up pre-trip excitement more than learning as much as possible about a culture and its people before you go. Celebrating with the Vu family did that and more, providing a taste of what I’ll soon experience on the other side of the world. Make that a spicy taste! Gathering around long tables with the extended family, we feasted on a variety of homemade dishes served up with an array of fresh herbs and tangy sauces. From spring rolls and large bowls of tasty pho soup to chilled melon slices for dessert, I enjoyed every minute of the cultural feast. And thanks to their satellite dish, we were later transported to Vietnam as we watched Tet holiday music and dance performances on a Vietnamese channel. It IS a small world after all. Though different from one household to

the next, holidays, birthdays and events are highlights on every family calendar. When you turn the page to March, broaden your horizons and think of all the celebrations both big and small that can brighten your days. Here are ideas to add to your March mix: --Celebrate the beauty of the outdoors and look for “Spring Firsts” wherever you go. Mark your discoveries on your calendar and count them up at the end of the month. --Celebrate brighter evenings when you spring forward with Daylight Savings Time on March 11. --Celebrate Irish-American culture on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. For fun, tint a dollop of shaving cream with green food coloring and fingerpaint a shamrock on the bathroom mirror on Saturday morning. Attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade, and make mulligan

stew for dinner. --Celebrate March winds and fly a kite or and hang a wind chime outside. --Celebrate the joy of creativity and laughter. Plan an April Fools Day caper to surprise a friend on April 1. *** Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s Day” is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” (c) 2012 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

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1. Which band’s albums are known by the colors silver, black, red and gold? 2. What song do The Animals, Lou Rawls and Paul McCartney have in common? (Think: Sam Cooke.) 3. Name the singer who released “Summertime Blues.” 4. What year did “The Midnight Special” first air? 5. Which group had a hit with “Dedicated to the One I Love” in 1967? 6. Name the Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes 1982 duet in the film “Officer and a Gentleman.” Answers 1. Grand Funk Railroad. The silver album is “E Pluribus,” black is “Mark, Don and Mel,” red is “Grand Funk” and gold is “We’re An American Band.” 2. They all recorded Cooke’s 1962 “Bring It On Home to Me.” 3. Eddie Cochran, in 1958. Cochran would be killed two years later in England when a speeding taxi blew a tire and crashed. Gene Vincent (of “Be-Bop-A-Lula” fame) also was a passenger in the taxi. 4. 1972. “The Midnight Special” was a television musical variety show that ran on NBC until 1981. It ran on Friday nights after “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” 5. The Mamas & the Papas. The song, written in 1957, was previously released by The Five Royales and The Shirelles. 6. “Up Where We Belong.” They won a Grammy for their performance. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Blood Pressure: Both Numbers Are Important DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’ve always heard that at older ages, it doesn’t matter how high the first number of a blood pressure reading is; it’s bound to rise with age. My blood pressure is 185/70, and my doctor wants me to go on blood pressure medicine. My second number is fine. Why is he making a fuss? I am 67. I don’t like taking drugs. -- W.S. ANSWER: You have heard wrong. Both numbers of a blood pressure reading are significant. If either is higher than normal, it indicates high blood pressure. It is true that systolic pressure, the first number, rises with age. And it is true that the second number, diastolic pressure, tends to plateau after age 50. However, a higher-than-normal systolic or diastolic pressure constitutes hypertension, high blood pressure.

The first number is the pressure imparted to blood when the heart pumps it into the aorta. It takes a great deal of pressure to circulate blood through all the body arteries. The second number is the pressure in the heart as it fills with blood. Normal pressure is less than 120/80. High blood pressure is 140/90 and above. Numbers between those two pressures are called prehypertension, a short stop lower than actual high blood pressure. You have high blood pressure, hypertension. You doctor made a fuss because uncontrolled high blood pressure causes artery hardening, leads to strokes and heart attacks, puts the kidneys out of action, contributes to congestive heart failure and promotes dementia. Still think your pressure is OK? If you are overweight, weight loss brings pressure down. So does shunning salt. It’s not the saltshaker on the table that pushes people over the recommended daily limits (1,500 mg of sodium), but it is commercial foods. Become a reader of the sodium content of the foods you buy. Potassium lowers blood pressure. Potassium-rich foods are baked potatoes, bananas, orange juice, peas, beans, milk, spinach, squash, watermelon, figs and cantaloupe. Be as physically active as your doctor allows. If your pressure doesn’t fall, then you have to resort to medicines. Eight large drug families, yielding more than 57 different medicines, give you a wide choice to bring your pressure down without side effects. The booklet on high blood pressure will convince you of the importance of blood pressure control. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 104W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a

check or money order for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What happened to DMSO? It used to be available, but it has disappeared. Why? -- W.K. ANSWER: DMSO -- dimethyl sulfoxide -- was very popular as a treatment for arthritic joints. It is rubbed on the skin over the aching joint. The Food and Drug Administration never approved it for that use, and that may be why it lost its appeal. There is a dedicated doctor and a dedicated group of DMSO fans who feel the same as you. They’re trying to get the FDA to re-evaluate its stance on this substance. DMSO is approved for the treatment of interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition. The material is instilled into the bladder. *** 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

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Red Wine Steaks with Green Beans

Red Wine Spaghetti

Low in carbs and accompanied by healthful veggies, this low added-fat steak dinner is sauced with a rich red wine reduction.

This easy pasta dinner is quick enough to enjoy any night of the week, and a great way to use up leftover wine before it goes off.

1 1/2 pounds beef strip steaks (each 1 inch thick) Salt Pepper 1 tablespoon margarine or butter 1 bag (12-ounce) microwave-in-the-bag green beans 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 cup dry red wine 1/4 cup packed fresh tarragon leaves, finely chopped 1. Sprinkle steaks on both sides with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. In 12-inch skillet, melt 1/2 tablespoon margarine on medium-high. Add steaks and cook 7 minutes for mediumrare or until desired doneness, turning steaks over once. 2. Meanwhile, cook green beans in microwave as label directs. Transfer beans to large bowl and toss with vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and 1 tablespoon shallots. 3. Transfer steaks to plate. Reduce heat to medium-low and add remaining shallots to skillet. Cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. 4. Add wine, increase heat to medium-high, and simmer 2 minutes, stirring and scraping up browned bits from pan. Remove from heat and stir in tarragon, accumulated steak juices and remaining margarine until margarine melts. 5. To serve, slice steak across grain. Divide steak and green beans among serving plates. Spoon sauce over steak. Serves 4. • Each serving: About 455 calories, 29g total fat (11g saturated), 97mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 9g total carbs, 2g dietary fiber, 37g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at recipefinder/. (c) 2012 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

2 cups wine 2 cups water 8 ounces thin spaghetti 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped 1 tablespoon butter 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoon grated Pecorino cheese 1. In 12-inch skillet, stir wine, water, spaghetti and salt. Heat to boiling on high, stirring. 2. Boil 9 to 11 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring often. Remove from heat. 3. Stir in capers, butter and pepper. Top with grated Pecorino cheese. Makes 2 servings. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping. com/recipefinder/.

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Q: I have a gas heater in my home that works very well, but my friend told me I need to maintain it and get it serviced every year. One reason I chose a gas heater was that it didn’t need as much maintenance as the oil-fueled heater in my old home. Do I really need to spend the money to bring in a heater repairman every year? -- Gladys J., Grand Junction, Colo.

• Try auto polish on tough bathtub stains. There is a little more grit in it than the usual bathroom cleaners. Be sure to rinse well, and don’t rub too hard, as it may scratch the tub surface.

A: Ideally, you should have a professional check your heating system once a year to make sure everything is working properly. The reason is that, like any machinery, gas furnaces have moving parts, inlet valves and other things that can and will break down eventually. Dirt can build up in the furnace system, and moisture from various sources also can cause problems. A heating professional will be able to check systems like the blower motor and exhaust stack, electrical connections and other areas that are not safe or practical for many homeowners to tackle themselves. There are some maintenance tasks you can do yourself that will help keep the professional’s visit cost-effective. The single most important thing you can do is change the filter every month that the furnace is in operation. This minimizes the amount of dust that enters the furnace itself and keeps it from gunking up the works and reducing heating efficiency (or shutting it down entirely). Keeping the room that the furnace is in free of clutter and dust is another way to maintain the unit. You also can inspect parts of the heating system yourself. Check to make sure the pilot light is burning properly and at the right height. (Your manufacturer’s manual should specify this, but if it doesn’t, most pilot lights burn at about an inch in height, with a brightblue hue at the top of the flame.) You also might be able to inspect the burners, which when operating also should have clear flames with a bright blue hue. When they are off, visually check the burners for any buildup of soot or grease. Inspect the furnace and all visible ductwork for signs of damage or corrosion twice a year. If you see any issues with the furnace, the burners or the pilot light, or if other problems occur, such as the furnace tripping the circuit breaker, contact a heating professional right away to fix the issue. As a final note, remember to get a written estimate from the heating professional before allowing any maintenance or repair work to take place.

• “Tissue boxes can be used to hold plastic baggies under the sink in the bathroom. I use grocery-store bags to line my bathroom trashcan. I choose a color-coordinated tissue box that has been emptied, fill it with the plastic liners and then set it under the sink or toilet tank. It’s still nice-looking, even though it’s out of the way, and I have baggies at the ready.” -- E.R. in Mississippi • “Return envelopes that come with junk mail can be saved and repurposed as coupon holders/grocery lists. I tuck my weekly coupons inside and write my list on the back of the envelope, which usually is blank.” -- C.G. in Oregon • To keep track of takeout menus, use a three-prong notebook with an assortment of sheet protectors. Insert the menu into a sheet protector and file away. You can group menus by cuisine or by price. • Tired of losing matched socks? Purchase a large delicates bag for each family member. Put dirty socks in the personal bag so that they cannot be lost. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at

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By Tony Rizzo PHOTO: Tom Hardy HOLLYWOOD -- Get ready for British actor Tom Hardy. He’s currently in “This Means War” with “Star Trek’s” new Capt. Kirk, Chris Pine, and Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon. Hardy’s been carving out quite a career since “Inception” in 2010, followed by “Warrior” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” last year. Up next are “The Wettest County” with “Tinker” costar and Oscar nominee Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce, as well as “The Batman Returns” sequel, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Hardy is definitely one to watch! *** Prince Frederic Von Anhalt had a party to celebrate wife Zsa Zsa Gabor’s 95th birthday at their Bel Air mansion. Zsa Zsa, bed-ridden, received guests such as Larry King, Connie Stevens, “La Bamba’s” Lou Diamond Phillips and Lainie Kazan in her bedroom. A video of guests singing “Happy Birthday” was shown to

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her later that night. Guests feasted on Hungarian goulash, Bavarian pretzels and Black Forest cake and were entertained by 13-year-old singing sensation Caleb, whose song “Turn on the Lights” is currently climbing the charts. Equally impressive was 12-year-old actress/model Lena Wild, who hails from Anchorage, Alaska. Six years ago she noticed one of her classmates at school never ate lunch because she couldn’t afford it, so Lena shared her lunch with her. She started bringing two lunches every day until she realized there were at least 24 more kids in her school, and 10 in a neighboring school, who had the same problem. Lena and her mother, Bettsie, went to businesses and neighbors for donations. Out of that came Dare to Care, now in Oregon, Utah, Washington, Alaska and California. The group’s first gala, hosted by former “C.H.I.P.S” star Erik Estrada, will kick off fundraising to help provide lunches, which cost about $600 a year per child. If you’d like to help, go to


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The health field has many interesting facts that are not well known. Here are some interesting nutrition, health and physical activity facts that might surprise you. Did you know that ... 1. A sweet red bell pepper has more vitamin C than an orange? One-half cup of red bell pepper has about 95 mg of vitamin C, compared to 70 mg in one medium orange. Try sliced raw red pepper in a salad or saute it in your fajitas for extra vitamin C. 2. Vitamin C helps your body absorb more iron? We best absorb iron from meat sources, but there also is iron in plants. Vitamin C helps with plant iron absorption as well as counteracting certain foods (such as tea) that may inhibit iron. Add some lemon juice to your tea or mandarin orange slices to your spinach salad to get the most iron from your foods. 3. Stretching [SET ITAL]after[END ITAL] physical activity is more beneficial? A good warm-up before activity is essential, but stretching cold muscles may do more harm than good. At the end of a workout, muscles are warm and stretching can help prevent soreness later. 4. A baked potato with skin has twice as much potassium as a banana? A medium baked potato with skin has about 925 mg of potassium compared with 422 mg in a medium banana. Fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds are all good sources of potassium, so eat more of them. 5. Beans have nutrients similar to vegetables and meat? They have vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber like vegetables, and protein and iron like meat. They also do not raise blood sugar very much and help with digestion. Everyone should eat more beans. 6. Bread that is brown is not always 100 percent whole-wheat bread? It may be very similar nutritionally to white bread, but with brown coloring. Read the nutrition label and make sure the first ingredient has the word “whole”

in it, then you’ll know you are getting 100 percent whole-wheat bread. 7. Did you know that 0 grams of trans fat on the label doesn’t always mean zero? Companies can round down and list 0 grams of trans fat if the food has less than 0.5 grams. Look for the word “hydrogenated” in the ingredient list to determine if the food does have some trans fat. (Additional information courtesy of Melissa Bess, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Camden County, University of Missouri Extension) ROASTED RED BELL PEPPER SOUP Red bell peppers are simply green bell peppers that have been left on the vine to continue to ripen. The long vine-ripening time increases the amount of vitamin C in the peppers. Adding cannelloni beans to the soup provides it with a creamy texture and boosts the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, protein and iron in the dish. Adding the lemon juice boosts the flavors of the soup and helps the body to absorb iron. 1 (15 ounce) jar of water-packed, roasted bell peppers, or 3 fresh bell peppers, roasted and peeled (see Tips below) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon sugar 2 (15 ounce) cans cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed 2 (14.5 ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1. Drain the jar of bell peppers. In a large pot,

heat the oil over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Add the roasted red bell peppers, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and sugar. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes. 2. Place vegetables and the beans in a blender or food processor and puree. Add one can chicken broth. Puree the soup until smooth and return it to the pot. Stir in remaining can of chicken broth until mixture is smooth. Heat 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Soup can be eaten hot or cold or used as a sauce for meats or vegetables. Tips for roasting fresh bell peppers: Preheat oven to broil. Place bell peppers on a baking sheet and broil on oven’s top rack, using tongs to turn them as each side blackens. Place blackened peppers in a paper bag, close tightly and allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes. Peel off skin by rubbing peppers with paper towels. Do not rinse peppers. Discard stems and all seeds, and slice the peppers. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is known as The Kitchen Diva and is the executive producer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!” cooking show on HULU. com. Her new inspirational book is “Ten Ingredients for a Joyous Life and a Peaceful Home -- A Spiritual Memoir,” co-written with Pastor Salem Robinson, Jr. (www.dunnsmemorial. com). Visit her website at (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On March 6, 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine. • On March 10, 1902, in the case of Edison v. American Mutoscope Company, the U.S. Court of Appeals rules that despite his claims, Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera. The court did, however, admit that Edison invented the sprocket system that moved perforated film through the movie camera. • On March 9, 1913, English author Virginia Woolf delivers the manuscript of her first novel, “The Voyage Out,” to her publisher. In 1941, fearful for her own mental state and afraid of the coming world war, she filled her pockets with rocks and drowned herself. • On March 7, 1923, the New Republic publishes Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.” The poem begins with the famous line “Whose woods these are, I think I know.” Although Frost never graduated from a university, he had collected 44 honorary degrees before he died in 1963. • On March 5, 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur “Spud” Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone. • On March 11, 1970, author Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Perry Mason, dies. The crime-solving attorney Perry Mason appeared in numerous novels and became the star of a top-rated TV show starting in 1957. The show starred Raymond Burr as the titular hero and ran for nine years. • On March 8, 1986, “Mask,” starring Eric Stoltz and Cher, opens in theaters. Cher, who had launched a serious acting career with her appearance in Robert Altman’s film “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” in 1982, received the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in “Mask.” (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Why Purebreds Should be Spayed, Neutered DEAR PAW’S CORNER: In a list of “responsible” things one should do to their pets, you wrote that owners should spay or neuter them. Well, I own a purebred German shepherd, and I think your advice is just wrong for owners of purebred pets. Maybe mongrels from the shelter need to be spayed and neutered but doing that to my “shep” will alter his behavior. Plus I plan to breed him. You should rethink your advice. -- Tom C., Roswell, Ga. DEAR TOM: Nah, I don’t need to rethink my advice. The vast majority of pet owners in this country do not need to be breeding their dogs or cats for any reason. There are, indeed, professional breeders who do not spay or neuter their dogs or cats, but responsible breeders don’t just breed pets because they have certification papers. They have to select carefully so that harmful traits (like hip dyspla-

sia, a rampant problem with German shepherds) do not carry through to new generations. Some professionals only breed working dogs, for police and military, for example, and do not deal with the public. Others are extremely selective about whom their dogs go to. Many will recommend that dogs not suited to be bred be neutered or spayed. Neutering your German shepherd may indeed cause behavioral changes; in many dogs the procedure reduces aggression. But you also eliminate the risk of your dog getting out and fathering a bunch of unwanted puppies with, say, the owner of different breed of dog who thought her precious also was too special to be spayed. But you don’t have to believe me. Talk to your dog’s vet, or to a professional AKCregistered breeder of German shepherds (learn more at, and get the facts. Send your questions or tips to ask@, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit www.pawscorner. com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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mission. Carrie and Sami dredged up the past, causing Austin to take an unexpected side. Abigail used Austin’s current love interest to get what she wanted. Rafe turned to Kayla for company. A fight between Sami and Carrie hit the point of no return. Lexie overheard a private, shocking conversation. Stefano’s berating of EJ only fueled Nicole’s fire even more. Abigail continued to make Austin squirm. Stefano finally opened his letter from Alice. John and Hope had a hitch in their travel plans. Wait to See: EJ proposes to Nicole. Carrie confides in Bo about her marriage troubles.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Anna Devane returned to Port Charles, much to Robin’s delight. Sonny confronted Kate THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL about Jax. Sam received another unwelcome Steffy was hurt when Ridge asked her to sign DVD from Franco. Matt was furious at Maxie the annulment papers so that Liam and Hope for getting Elizabeth suspended at the hospital. would be free to get married. Katie confessed Molly and TJ’s friendship continued to blosto Brooke that her marriage to Bill was hanging som. Maggie got a date of her own after finding by a thread. Rick resolved to find out if Liam out that Steve was taking Olivia to the charity was truly worthy of his Hope’s love. Taylor ball. Ethan was informed of Cassandra’s true received a yummy Valentine’s Day gift from motives. Jason told Carly that Sam was pregThorne. Ridge pleaded with Steffy not to get nant. Shawn confronted Carly about the spark involved with Bill again. However, Steffy only between her and Johnny. Sonny and Dante had Liam on her mind and made it to known became targets at the ball. Jason was shocked at to Liam that she was never giving up. Hope’s the secret footage Franco had obtained on him. commitment to stay a virgin until marriage Wait to See: Helena stirs up trouble at Wyndewas reinforced after meeting a group of girls mere. Anna has a heart-to-heart talk with Mac. she had inspired to practice abstinence. Wait to See: Steffy gets Rick to take her out on a date. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Bill asks Liam for forgiveness. Adam tried to push Sharon away after he DAYS OF OUR LIVES Abe was faced with an ethical dilemma on Election Day. Nicole sent Will on an immoral

couldn’t cope with his blindness, but Sharon remained by his side. Jack still didn’t have any feeling in his legs after the shooting. Katherine threw Cane and Lily a surprise wedding

in France. Anita accidentally lost an earring during her meeting with Victor. Jack refused to accept Genevieve’s apology for leaving him at the altar. Chelsea pretended that she was going into premature labor. Later, Anita warned Chelsea not to play games with Billy and Victoria. Nikki noticed that Anita was missing an earring. Wait to See: Adam finds a way around his blindness during a disaster. Jack butts heads with Sarge, his physical therapist.

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1. Adele No. 1 “21”

1. The Band Perry No. 3 “All Your Life”

1. Kelly Clarkson No. 2 “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

2. Lana Del Rey new entry “Born to Die”

2. Chris Young No. 1 “You”

3. Leonard Cohen new entry “Old Ideas”

3. Keith Urban No. 5 “You Gonna Fly”

4. Various Artists No. 4 “2012 Grammy Nominees”

4. Luke Bryan No. 2 “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

5. Kidz Bop Kids No. 6 “Kidz Bop 21”

5. Kenny Chesney No. 6 “Reality”

6. Drake No. 9 “Take Care”

6. Eric Church No. 4 “Drink In My Hand”

7. Tim McGraw No. 2 “Emotional Traffic”

7. Dierks Bentley No. 8 “Home”

8. Fred Hammond new entry “God, Love and Romance”

8. Martina McBride No. 9 “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”

9. LMFAO No. 18 “Sorry for Party Rocking”

9. Toby Keith No. 10 “Red Solo Cup”

2. Adele No. 1 “Set Fire to the Rain” 3. Flo Rida No. 4 “Good Feeling” 4. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris No. 3 “We Found Love” 5. David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj No. 5 “Turn Me On” 6. Jessie J No. 8 “Domino” 7. Tyga No. 10 “Rack City” 8. Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars No. 12 “Young, Wild & Free” 9. LMFAO No. 7 “Sexy and I Know It”

10. George Strait No. 11 “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright”

10. Rihanna No. 16 “Talk That Talk”

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8. Dream House (PG-13) (Universal)

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9. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13) (Paramount)

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4. Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace (PG) Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor 5. Chronicle (PG-13) Dane Dehaan, Michael B. Jordan 6. The Woman in Black (PG-13) Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds

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TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez 1. MEASUREMENTS: How often would a tricennial celebration occur? 2. MOVIES: What movie is considered to be the first feature-length talking picture ever made? 3. HISTORY: In 1973, who became the

5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What country once had emperors called “kaisers”?

held? 10. POETRY: What poet wrote the lines, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ... /I took the one less traveled by”?

8. GEOGRAPHY: What river runs through Baghdad?

Answers 1. Every 30 years 2. “The Jazz Singer” 3. Leon Jaworski 4. God of poetry 5. Germany 6. A composition 7. Neil Simon 8. The Tigris 9. Every four years 10. Robert Frost

9. GAMES: How often is soccer’s World Cup

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6. MUSIC: In musical terms, what is an opus? 7. THEATER: Who wrote the play “The Odd Couple”?

• Financial Statement Preparation • Corporate Tax Returns • Accounting and Computer Consulting • Setup of Computer or Manual Accounting Systems • Tax, Financial and Estate Planning • Computerized Monthly/Quarterly Bookkeeping, Payroll and GST • Business Consulting and Planning Business Valuations

• Final Returns and T3 Returns • Will Planning Including Tax Analysis of Property Transfers

• Income Tax Preparation • Retirement and Estate Planning • Investment Analysis - Basic education including advice on some of the tools used to evaluate investments, discussion of diversification, risk and rate of return, and various alternative types of investments including tax analysis • Tax Planning Including Income Splitting and Investment Products to Reduce Tax Payable • Tax Estimates for Current or Future Years • Lease vs. Purchase Analysis • Loan/Mortgage Analysis • Insurance Planning • Education Funding and Alternatives • Planning After Separation or Divorce

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