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About 60 acres of grass and trees burned Friday afternoon near Burmis. Single-tree candling, the burning of a tree from the bottom up, occurred in small flare-ups. The good news is no one was hurt and there was no major damage to homes or other property. See story on page 10 and more photos online.

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My Little Corner By Shannon Robin

Last Wednesday, I pulled out a hat I haven’t worn for a while and hit the road to deliver papers. I was filling in for Stan Skahl, who was off for the day. I should be honest and admit it wasn’t just Wednesday I did deliveries, but also Tuesday evening and Thursday morning. I’m not as good at it as Stan is! In anticipation of a long day Wednesday, I thought it would be helpful to do what I could on Tuesday evening while the press was running. I managed to get 500 papers delivered to many of the Pincher Creek restaurants and hotels that are open at suppertime and later. I thought I was pretty smart, and that Wednesday would be a breeze with a quarter of the papers delivered already. It was a breeze in one aspect only. It was so windy I needed to hang onto the car door each time I stepped out with a handful or an armload of papers. I had a good laugh when I saw my “hair by Mixmaster” style in the mirror when I arrived home. I’ve actually become accustomed to this look after living in Pincher Creek for three years, but it always makes me chuckle. A few trips out on a windy day isn’t bad, but when you consider that the Breeze is delivered to over 160 locations each week, I’m sure you can imagine what a windblown mess I was. The number of businesses that make Shootin’ the Breeze available to their customers and clients each week is something that makes us unique. I sincerely appreciate each and every one of them for providing the means for us to share positive stories from our communities. Wherever you are reading the paper today, or wherever your regular pick up spot is, it would be awesome if you would take a moment to thank the proprietor for their part in promoting community goodwill. And if you happen to run into Stan, today or

any other Wednesday, give him a greeting and a word of thanks as well. As I said, delivering papers was once a regular part of my week. Since then, the route has grown considerably. I was reminded that the best part of the job is chatting with people along the way. Everyone is friendly, and many story ideas come from the visits. The worst part of the job is getting in and out of the car. Over and over again! There are areas where you can load up and walk a few blocks, but for the most part, the day involves driving from one stop to the next. Brenda Shenton subbed for Stan a few weeks ago, and found many asked “Where’s Stan?” I experienced the same thing. Stan’s cheerful demeanour and service have become part of the weekly ritual of the Breeze. He has a huge job on his plate. I started the route on Tuesday evening, and didn’t finish until Thursday morning – he does it in one day. I made a few mistakes, and even missed a couple of vendors along the way. I had forgotten it’s not as simple as following a list that was set up in, what to me, was a logical order. Some businesses open late while others close early, resulting in a fair bit of backtracking on my part. I was also reminded that making the deliveries is about more than simply dropping off papers. It’s also about connecting with those who enjoy reading the Breeze each week. Stan is managing the entire Pincher Creek to Crowsnest route single-handedly now that Waterton businesses have closed for the winter. I tip my publisher’s hat to him. I’d also like to acknowledge and thank the others who have helped with deliveries during our first year: Amber Mohl, Brad Andrews, David Chernenkoff, Gerry and Dorothy Smith, Helen Friesen, Jahneen Yewchuk, Janet Watmough, Laura Jordan and Leslie Claringbull. You are all awesome!

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The Breeze Mailbox A HUGE thank you No words can adequately express our great thanks and respect for all the fire departments that sent firefighters, the SRD, EMS, RCMP and all other emergency personnel who bravely fought to save our homes. Also a special thanks to the awesome helicopter pilot, Damberger Trucking, Kent Strandquist, Cox Construction, Vince Anderson and the Talon Peak residents. Our homes were saved by your quick and brave actions in putting out the wildfire. We thank each and every one of you that stood ground in and around our neighborhood to save it. You are all very much appreciated. Keep up the good work! Residents of Talon Peak and Surrounding Area

More fire appreciation My husband, Darryl, was on his way home from the Pass on Friday when he saw the fire as it headed north for the trees above the flats. The wind at our house was blowing fiercely. Although we live on Highway 22, when one thinks how quickly a grass fire can move, it is always good to have an evacuation plan. We had a total of 12 dogs (kennel guests as well as our own), three cats and two horses that would need moving, plus a holiday trailer. We knew exactly what would have to be done so we just haltered the horses and put them in the agility ring, and moved crates to the van and diesel. And waited. The fire crews, one heroic heli-pilot and the rain ended all our concerns, but we were very thankful for the offers by friends in Twin Butte and Fort Macleod to move and house horses, if need be. Judi Snowdon

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Willie and friends extend compassion By Shannon Robin “We are glad that you have found us, but we are sorry that you have a reason to be here.” This is the first sentence on the home page of the Compassionate Friends Crowsnest Pass chapter website. “Our group is one that no one wants to be a member of,” says leader Willie Chorney. “The cost of joining our group is the death of a child. We are not counsellors or therapists – we are parents grieving the loss of our children, just as our members are.” After losing her daughter Debbie to lung cancer in 2006, Willie found herself looking for something positive to carry forward in Debbie’s memory. Eva Stanley pointed Willie in the direction of The Compassionate Friends, an international organization that brings parents together to help each other through the grief that accompanies losing a child. Willie knew she had found a place for both her grief and her compassion. With help from Pat Lundy, the Crowsnest Pass chapter of the group was established in 2007. Since then, parents from southwestern Alberta have come together in grief and have moved forward in life with support from the group. There is a core group of members, and new ones come and go. Addressing grief isn’t an easy thing, and Willie says she couldn’t have done it if she wasn’t the one running the group. “It’s difficult to listen to someone else’s grief, and we have to remind ourselves that we’re not going to feel better at first,” she says. “Every member is trying to get rid of pain, and sometimes people come too early,” Willie adds. She suggests that waiting a year before joining the group is often a good idea, since grief is such a personal emotion. After starting the group, Willie often found herself lying awake at night as she dealt with her own grief and empathized with the plights of others. Eventually, it became easier to live with.

Every situation is unique. “With the death of very young children things can be horrendous, and things are very difficult in cases of suicide,” Willie says. “Each is as bad, but in different ways.”

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Willie Chorney, left, was thrilled to meet with Gwen Lipinski this summer. Gwen is the national leader of The Compassionate Friends of Canada, a group the offers support to families after the death of a child, regardless of the age or cause. Assumptions are often made from those on the outside looking in. Willie’s daughter passed away only three months after her cancer diagnosis, and the devastation was as strong as it would have been if she had lost a young child. “People would assume it wasn’t so bad because we had her for 40 years, but that doesn’t mean my grief was any less,” she says. “Debbie was such a neat girl and so full of joy, and she was part of our daily life.” Suddenly she was gone. Through helping others cope, Willie has gained strength herself. Bereaved parents can counter the isolation of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment at group meetings. It is a warm atmosphere where they can explore thoughts and feelings.

“I believe the most important thing we can offer is hope,” Willie says. “It can be a tremendous help to talk to others who are further along in their journey.” “Parents are forever changed by the death of a child. There is no closure or resolution, and mourning will be with you the rest of your life.” “At some point we must be willing to give up the pain,” Willie says. “Grief is meant to be a passage, not someplace you stay.” “I feel I am a different person than I would have been without my daughter, and I am a totally different person than I would have been if she hadn’t left. As a leader, it is an honour to accompany parents during this difficult time in their lives.” A few weeks ago, the group had a bench placed along the community walking path in Blairmore. The plaque inscription reads: IN MEMORY OF OUR CHILDREN Forever Loved And In Our Hearts Dearly Missed And Always Remembered THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS “This is a visible way to remember the kids in our community,” Willie says. “Our group is too small and we don’t have the manpower to do something like a memorial garden, so this was a great alternative.” The Compassionate Friends meet the last Thursday of each month at the MDM Community Centre. The group is comprised mostly of women, but men and couples have attended as well. Funding is provided by FCSS and the group hosts workshops as well as providing a free lending library of over 100 books. Willie also hosts a social spousal group once a month for people who have lost a mate. The focus of this lunch group is building friendships and getting to know different people. If you’re interested in learning more about either group, you can reach Willie at 403-5633165 or visit www.compassionatefriendscnp.com .

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The Breeze Mailbox To a very Good Samaritan My husband and I were in Pincher Creek around Aug. 30, driving our truck and camper. The camper was a little big for our 2012 Ford 250, so we had lifters put in the truck in Lethbridge a couple of days before. At the time, they showed us at the shop that one of the four-by-fours under the camper was pushing the floor up under the bathroom in the camper. So, we planned on fixing that when we got to our friend’s house in Campbell River. But, in the meantime, we needed to lift the camper and move the four-by-four. Everyone we checked with in Pincher Creek that we thought might help was just too busy. We came across a young man named Jason Golding at KaJay Automotive who was busy but really wanted to help. He didn’t have anything that would lift the camper, but he called a friend who had a forklift and told us to follow him. We followed him right into Rona’s yard, and there was a fellow with a forklift. Because we were at Rona, I quickly bought a sheet of plywood. Jason and his two friends lifted the camper, moved the four-by-four and slid in the sheet of plywood. They also retightened the tie-downs. My husband really had to do nothing, which is good because we are seniors, and my husband has a very bad back. I told Jason we would follow him back to his shop. When he asked “What for?” I told him I wanted to pay him for his time. And he told us we owed him nothing. I just want to thank Jason and his friends for their kind deed. You made us very happy campers that day. There are a lot of good people in this world after all. Lou and Bill Montgomery, Thornhill, B.C.

Santa’s coming It’s just around the corner! That’s right – the annual Santa’s Market Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, presented by the Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek. In preparation for Christmas, Nov. 2 and 3 seems early, but for good reason. The arts council takes pride in the high quality of this show and, because artisans are booked at larger markets all through November, by having our sale early we’re able to showcase the fine and creative work of these many talented people. We are pleased that Maxiene Bogdner will be returning this year with her weavings, Anne Connelan with her fine woolen felted hats, along with the paintings of Anne McClelland, and – winner of the Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce Environmental Stewardship Award – Wendy Davies with her Willow Valley Soapworks. Newcomers Shelley Dunbar with her Waterton Perfumery, and Susan Remenda from Medicine Hat with her fabulous pottery and garden art will be attending. Others new to the fair include fabric painting by Bev Mazurick, woodwork by Joe Polski, and children’s clothing by Jennifer Wynder. In addition, beautiful jewelry, knitting, leather, fibre art, aprons, picture and mirror frames, Crowsnest Coffee and more will all be available. Santa’s Market runs Friday, Nov. 2 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pincher Creek Golf Clubhouse. Food will be available all day, with a special menu planned for Friday night. Admission is free, and so once again we look forward to your attendance. See you at the fair! Bob Costa, Lundbreck

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Saving the southwestern landscape The following letter, modified slightly for public presentation, was written to the MD of Pincher Creek, and copied to Premier Alison Redford, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Diana McQueen, the MD of Ranchland and the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass: Staff and volunteers from Cows and Fish, assisted by fisheries biologists and others, delivered a Living With a Cutthroat workshop on a headwaters tributary of Todd Creek (Willow Valley) on Oct. 18. The educational field day – which attracted roughly 40 participants – showcased Alberta’s threatened westslope cutthroat, this province’s only native trout, a species that, once ranging as far east as Calgary and Lethbridge, is now found on only five per cent of its former range. The group met at the Willow Valley Schoolhouse and spent most of the afternoon on the spectacular eastern flanks of the Livingstone Range, where, beneath the world’s greatest concentration of migrating golden eagles, the threatened cutthroat trout still swim, their backs against the wall of the iconic, knife-edge mountain range. (Two movies were recently filmed in the same area.) It seems almost inconceivable that this drop-dead gorgeous, Crown of the Continent landscape, home to ancient and endangered limber pines and rare rough fescue grasslands, threatened grizzly bears and more, is on the province’s chopping block, scheduled to be clear-cut by ESRD, the same department entrusted with the protection of the threatened cutthroats and grizzlies. And yet, surprisingly, this low-value, landscape-degrading logging isn’t the only threat. The same drop-dead gorgeous viewscape has also been targeted by industry due to a thin seam of low-value ore, and it’s been mapped by AltaLink as the ideal – valueless – landscape through which to construct overhead transmission lines. While the province has failed to give the Livingstone Range protection and affirm its internationally-recognized wealth of heritage values, the MD of Pincher Creek, the MD of Ranchland, and the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass have the opportunity to lead Alberta into the future, and demand that the province protect what’s left of its diminishing wealth in natural capital. The landscapes of southwestern Alberta are worth billions – if they can be saved. A relevant aside: The Willow Valley workshop exposed many participants to ongoing construction along the North Burmis Road. Some of those in attendance commented on the surprising and disturbing industrial scale of this upgrade, and its potential – via sedimentation – to impact trout habitat in Rock Creek and the internationallyacclaimed Crowsnest River. I ask for your help in saving the eastern flanks of the Livingstone Range for future generations. David McIntyre


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Snowy Harvest Fest? No problem! By Toni Lucas

Bad weather didn’t seem to affect the spirits of close to 100 people who attended Harvest Fest at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek on Saturday. Two mini-blizzards hit during some of the scheduled activities, and most of the children took it in stride. Some stayed outside, while others moved indoors and did crafts or explored some of the museum buildings. Sack races and a beanbag toss were quite popular when the weather was co-operating. The kids were bundledup bundles of energy and had a blast as they entered into contests with each other, listened to music provided by Pincher Creek Multimedia, made crafts, created rope, visited the sheep and went through the bale maze, a well-appreciated perennial favourite. Francis Cyr of the Bloomin’ Inn used over 200 straw bales to make the maze

a fun place for the kids to get lost in. Kids of all ages enjoyed stopping off at the Grain Pit as well. Assembled by the Early Childhood Mapping Coalition, this was a trough filled with toys that held canola seeds. Even the adults ran their hands through the seeds, and helped create little villages, farms and roads for the trucks. ECMC representative Collette Sinnott explained how this kind of activity stimulates the senses and expands creativity and imagination. Denise Somerville of Chinook Lanes Bowling put together a number of crafts for the kids to enjoy, including a wooden sheep they could take home and paper-pumpkin decorating. Many appreciated all the fine artwork of those who entered the colouring contest, sponsored by 7-Eleven, and the My Best Fall Photo contest, sponsored by Walmart. Photo contest winners were Heather Dodd

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in first place, Caroline Johnson in second and Elsie Neumann in third. Their work was displayed in the front building during the last Pioneer Market of the season, Friday and Saturday. Also in the Pioneer Place building was Della Oosterlee of Dellight Images, who visited with all who wanted advice and ideas on improving their own photography. We thank all who sponsored, participated and volunteered throughout the day, making for an exciting and fun day for all.

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Samantha Uhersky enjoys navigating the giant maze set up at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village last weekend for Harvest Fest. See more photos in this week’s online edition.

for making our 85th anniversary celebration a huge success! Sears – Linda Verlun Castle Ford Sales Signs Unlimited Gero Construction Trish and Dennis Warren Town of Pincher Creek Recreation Department Citizens on Patrol Children’s World Daycare Waterton Lakes National Park Town & Country Liquor Corona Holiday Inn Ron Mensagi Sobeys Pincher Creek Fountain Tire Hair Reflections Lethbridge Lodge

Pincher Creek Golf Course Pincher Office Products Westcastle Motors Boulder Metal Grace Helmur Pincher Creek Co-op Red’s Woodworking (Callbeck) Della Oosterlee Fred Hurley Ruffles Boutique Ramada Inn Mike & Marie Harder Maggie Christians Kost Fire Equipment Mammoet OK Tire Allied Distributors Heritage Inn

Chinook Carpet Dyer Str8’s Tom Miller Legion Insurance Tony Roma’s Sudsy’s Superwash Back Country Butchering H & R Block Rotary Club Lynn Brasnett Heritage Acres Amanda Kellington Theresa Dwyer Damberger Trucking McRae Holdings Pincher Creek Credit Union

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A hockey net serves as a perfect crib for “baby Adam” from Mrs. Margetak’s 2B class.

Mrs. Cox’s 1B class clowns started off Horace Allen’s 50th Birthday Bash last Friday. From left, are Kendra, Aiden, Jordan, Monica, Maya, Avery, Karysa and Bella. See more photos in the online edition this week at www.shootinthebreeze.ca .

Photos by Shannon Robin

James and Daniella drive off into the sunset after celebrating grad with the Class of ’63.

Horace Allen School celebrates in style By Shannon Robin Staff and students of Horace Allen School in Coleman put on a fabulous performance Friday with a little help from Trickster Theatre. About 500 people crammed into the school gymnasium for an evening of laughter, imagination and playful participation celebrating the school’s upcoming 50th anniversary. This wasn’t a stereotypical school play where bored audience members rolled their eyes at one another and continually checked the time. Instead, it was an energy-filled atmosphere where the kids were genuinely excited about what they were doing, and the audience was completely engaged from the first second of the show to the last. The entire student body of about 185 children, from kindergarten to Grade 3, actively took part in the presentation. Their exuberance was contagious, and the gym buzzed with energy. The show featured song, dance, running, shrieking, rodeo, time travel, pranks, dinosaurs, clowns, buses, mechanics, cheerleaders and more. The facial expressions of many were hilarious, and every single actor, whether child or adult, appeared to be having the time of their life. Props were supplied by the Tricksters, and I’ll bet no one had thought of so many uses for a pool noodle or a toilet plunger! Each item was used in

a multitude of ways during a scene. Watching the kids actively use their imaginations in this technological age was the highlight of the evening. School staff participated in the delightful romp, and a few parents were fortunate to be called to centre stage to act as props, such as buses. Former principal Jerry Lonsbury even had a cameo appearance as himself. Each class skit told a tale of the fun and adventures that might have taken place in the first year of Horace Allen School’s history, with just a little bit of artistic liberty. The performance culminated in a dance party and silhouette show depicting the first graduation in 1963. Use of the silhouette screen is usually reserved for older students, and Mrs. Simpson’s 3B class showed they were up to the challenge with this fun ending. Through active engagement, students had the opportunity to learn the history both of their school and of their community. The Trickster Theatre residency was a joint project of the school and school council, and Penny Warris was recognized for her role in making the experience a successful reality. “We’re all still recovering,” principal Elaine Garner said Monday afternoon. “There was a lot of energy around here all week.” “Part of the process is deciding what the

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residency will look like,” she says. “Teachers talked about ideas with the kids, and the Tricksters helped us create presentations based on the birthday theme.” During the week, many community members visited the school and shared stories of attending or teaching at Horace Allen School. Elaine says it was a very busy but wellorchestrated week. Monday and Tuesday were spent figuring out how ideas could flow together, and Wednesday was spent on polishing. “It was amazing to watch,” she says. “By Thursday the kids pretty much knew what they were doing.” On Friday it was show time. Each program was a work of art, with pictures drawn and coloured by students on the cover. The house was full, and over $1,100 was raised through a silver collection at the door to assist former bus driver Joe Mahieux. As the proverbial icing on the cake, there were cupcakes for everyone at the end of the play. The Trickster residency was made possible through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and a donation from Teck Coal. Videotapes of the performance can be ordered through the school for $10 until Oct. 31. Trickster Theatre helped create memories that will be linked forever with the school’s golden anniversary. Happy birthday, Horace Allen! CrossFit Yoga CrossFit Moms Boot Camp Zumba Running Club Nutritional Consultations Athletic Therapy

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HALLOWEEN ANIMAL INVASION AT THE LIBRARY! OCT. 30 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Owl and spider experts will visit with live animals and fascinating facts about Halloween animals. Children of all ages are welcome to join in for fun, games and treats! 403-627-3813 899 Main Street Pincher Creek

HAUNTED HOUSE OCT 27, 28, 29, 31 Admission is free for children 12 & under, adults please bring a food bank donation 4 to 8 p.m.

Oct. 27 Halloween Dress Up Prizes for costumes music by D.J. Chow

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Cash for the Care Bears From left, Care Bears representatives Sharon Davis, Doris Rowledge and Isobel Lank gladly receive a $450 donation from Kathy and Peter Janzen, representing residents of Whispering Winds. The residents raised the money through recycling. Pincher Creek Care Bears arranges rides to and from appointments for those who cannot get there themselves. The non-profit society has been run by volunteers for the past 23 years. President Doris Rowledge says co-ordinator Isobel Lank “is the heartbeat of the organization” and, along with the drivers – 50 over the years – “is the most important part of this organization.” “We want to help anybody who needs help,” Doris says. To reach the acting volunteer co-ordinator, call 403-339-2273 (CARE).

Coleman Community Society Presents the 13th Annual

PUMPKINS IN THE PARK November 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. Flumerfelt Park in Coleman

Come see your pumpkins on parade, lighting up the paths in the park! Free hot chocolate! Donations to the food bank gratefully accepted

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Sponsored in part by Crowsnest Pass Ag Society Drop your pumpkins off by 3 p.m. at: Bellevue & Hillcrest post offices Blairmore – Crowsnest Pass Promoter (until 2 p.m. only, please), or Morency Plumbing & Heating Coleman – Reimer Construction or any time during the day at Flumerfelt Park, or Carol at 563-3646 to arrange pick up.

Prime Rib & Lobster Oct. 26 & 27 7 p.m. Limited tickets available now Pincher Creek Legion 691 Main Street 403-627-4024

Cattlemen’s Masquerade Ball Saturday, November 3

Twin Butte Community Hall

Dance the night away with Alter Ego Doors open at 8 p.m., Dance at 9 p.m. $15 for members

$20 for non-members

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Midnight lunch included!

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According to Tina By Tina Webber I am often asked if I like living at Vista Village, the assisted-living facility where I reside. I have to say yes and no, but not for the reasons you may think. The average age at Vista is around 85, and it always makes me chuckle when I am referred to as the young one because I’m 54. I do like living in this facility where I have my needs met, receive assistance when required and enjoy a feeling of safety which cannot be underrated. I sense I am where I’m supposed to be, which creates a feeling of contentment if not happiness. As in any community, there are neighbours you like and those you don’t. Alas, “there’s the rub,” to quote Shakespeare. It is because I like the majority of residents that there is a problem. You see, I am very fond of, and get along well with, people who are in their 70s, 80s and 90s. I like the fact that we can communicate well together and that I can help them see the humour in most things. I also consider myself fortunate to have learned a great deal about what life was like in the early 1900s, as told by those who lived it. When you can sit down and have a cup of coffee with friends, ask questions about the Dirty ’30s, get the answers, then look on the lighter side

and share a laugh – well, it’s then that the difference in age seems to fade away. Subsequently, I realize this difference has a definite downside: you see, I will probably outlive many of these friends. I have also become close to a number of staff at Vista Village and they too will move on, whereas I will be here for the rest of my life. So all I have become accustomed or close to will change. It is the change that is scary, because the saying “Is this as good as it gets?” keeps going through my mind. I do believe people come into our lives for a reason, to meet a need or to help us grow and learn. When the reason is fulfilled, the relationship often ends or changes. That is why I feel that being placed in this community was no accident, but happened so I learn from those around me and they, in turn, learn something from me (I hope). I accept that change is a part of life, but to see friends pass or change careers is something I do not want to experience. There is a saying I’ve always believed in: “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” I agree, because I would rather go through the pain of parting than to never have met, as that would be the greater loss by far.

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Hello everyone, my name is Brad Quarin and I’m pleased to be writing for Shootin’ the Breeze. I was born and raised in Crowsnest Pass and come from a wonderful, supportive family. I have always had a passion for writing. I studied history, particularly ancient Roman history, at the University of Lethbridge and graduated with distinction in 2007. After working at Tim Hortons for a couple of years, I went to SAIT in Calgary to study journalism. I also briefly studied at Where Calgary magazine. I graduated in May with honours and am ready to work. I will be writing, taking pictures and learning about production. Aside from writing, my interests include social studies, culture and the arts. I am a fan of film and television and collect DVDs and Blu-rays. I’m also fond of music, humour and the Internet.

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I’m not certain, but judging by their reaction, I think the students at Matthew Halton High School were gleeful that teacher Duane Petluk has a functioning gag reflex. Demonstrating this last Thursday as he consumed a blended concoction of fast food was part of his payback for challenging the students to raise funds for their Terry Fox run/walk. The school raised over $3,000 and Duane, several other teachers, and student council president Lisa Manners all had to live up to their challenges last week. From receiving a reverse Mohawk haircut, to makeup application by a group of young men, the participating teachers stepped up to endure the outcome of their challenges. Judging by the cheers from the gathered students, it was greatly appreciated. Greg Freer, longtime teacher at Matthew Halton, credits Duane for reigniting the spirit and raising awareness of the Terry Fox event among the students, which in turn translated into raising more money than the school has in many years. Duane laid down the gauntlet and issued a new challenge to the student body of 350: If 100 students participate in next year’s run, he will shave his much-loved long locks.

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Perhaps tempted by opportunity, Vanessa Edwards, a former student of Greg Freer, shaves his head during the Terry Fox wrapup and teachers’ day of reckoning last week at Matthew Halton High School. See more photos in the online edition this week.

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Well done, firefighters!

By Shannon Robin

Thanks to the efforts of area firefighters, the grass fire Friday afternoon near Burmis was confined to 60 acres, no one was hurt, no homes were lost, and damage to private property was minimal. With winds gusting to 100 kilometres per hour, the situation could have been much worse, but Pincher Creek’s fire chief, David Cox, says high humidity worked in the favour of emergency crews. The call to battle the blaze came around noon, just minutes after emergency responders from Pincher Creek and Lundbreck were dispatched to deal with a semi that had blown over on Highway 22. Pincher Creek firefighters were joined by Beaver Mines and Cowley departments, and Crowsnest Pass was asked to assist as a mutual-aid partner. Water trucks were supplied by the MD of Pincher Creek, and two engines and one helicopter were provided by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. “I was pleasantly surprised when we got there,” David says. “With such bad winds, the relative humidity was very much on our side as far as what was avail-

able to burn, so we were lucky.” “I’m really glad Crowsnest Pass came, and really appreciate the fact that they provided mutual aid,” he says. A unified command was formed, and RCMP members from multiple dispatches were tasked with evacuating up to 10 homes that were potentially at risk. By 4 p.m. the fire was contained. Crowsnest Pass firefighters were released at 5 p.m., Pincher Creek Emergency Services shortly after 6 p.m. Unified command was turned over to ASRD by about 6:30 p.m. Over the course of six hours, the fire burned about 60 acres of grass and a mixed stand of Douglas fir and pine trees. David says there was only minor damage to private property, including fences and garage siding. The fire was still under investigation Monday, with recent snowfall making the task more difficult. When you drive by the blackened hillside near the Burmis Tree, take a moment to be thankful for the men and women of our emergency services departments who put themselves in harm’s way for our safety.

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Mark Your Calendar Events and Entertainment - Full details are available in the STB online calendar – www.shootinthebreeze.ca Thursday, October 25 – Chamber of commerce mix & mingle - 4:30 p.m. at Alberta Works office in Pincher Creek – Baby massage class - 6:30 p.m. at P.C. Adult Learning Council office in Ranchland Mall, Pincher Creek – Crowsnest Pass Cross-Country Ski Association AGM & social - 6:30 p.m. at Seniors Drop-in Centre in Coleman – Livingstone School Parents Association meeting - 6 p.m. at the school in Lundbreck – Jam session - 2 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Exercise - 11 a.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Pottery class - 7 p.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – Darts - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Poker - 7 p.m. at Blairmore Legion – Parent Link fun time - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Brighter Futures Kids on the Move 10 a.m. at Cowley Hall – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – C.N.P. indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – TOPS meeting - 6:30 p.m. at Anglican Church in Pincher Creek – Rotary luncheon - 11:45 a.m. at Heritage Inn in Pincher Creek – Parent Link & Brighter Futures Gymtastics - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall gym Friday, October 26 – Prime rib & lobster dinner - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Helping Your Anxious Child parenting workshop - 9:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Bingo - 1:30 p.m. at Fred Huddlestun Senior Citizen Centre in Pincher Creek – Family Halloween dance - 6 p.m. at Livingstone School in Lundbreck – Oktoberfest fun curling bonspiel - 5 p.m. at Pincher Creek rink – Darts - 6 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Coffee - 2 p.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Free public skating - 6:45 p.m. at

Pincher Creek arena – Free public skating - 11:45 a.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – After-school arts program - 2 p.m. at Lebel Mansion in Pincher Creek – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Parent Link Lego league - 3 p.m. at Pincher Creek pool – Supper & meat draws - 5 p.m. at Blairmore Legion Saturday, October 27 – Halloween fun run - 10 a.m. at Elks Hall in Blairmore – Foothills 4-H beef club - 7 p.m. at MD office basement in Pincher Creek – Anniversary supper & fall fair - 5 p.m. at the United Church in Pincher Creek – Haunted house at The Grand Union Hotel in Coleman – Prime rib & lobster dinner - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Oktoberfest fun curling bonspiel at Pincher Creek rink – Curling club cabaret - 8 p.m. at Community Hall in Pincher Creek – Social Dancing 101: Foxtrot - 7 p.m. at C.N.P. Public Art Gallery in Frank – Darts - 3 p.m. at Blairmore Legion – Snooker - 2:30 p.m. at Blairmore Legion – Meat draws - 4 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Free pool - 1 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Free public skating - 10:45 a.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – Meat draws - 3 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Pond hockey - 9:30 a.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman Sunday, October 28 – Legion branch meeting - 7 p.m. in Pincher Creek – Haunted house at The Grand Union Hotel in Coleman – Free family skate - 4 p.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Free family skate - 2:30 p.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman Monday, October 29 – Monday Night at the Movies - 7:30

p.m. at Orpheum Theatre in Blairmore – Haunted house at The Grand Union Hotel in Coleman – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Flu shot clinic - 1 p.m. at Pincher Creek town hall – Coffee - 9 a.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Pottery class - 7 p.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – Air cadets - 6:30 p.m. at Elks Hall in Blairmore – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Parent Link 3, 2, 1, Play - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Free community keep-fit class - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall gym – C.N.P. indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – Parent Link playgroup - 9 a.m. at 688 Main St., Pincher Creek – Seniors’ fitness class - 10 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – Parent Link new moms group - 1:30 p.m. at 688 Main St., Pincher Creek Tuesday, October 30 – Friends n Sync singing group - 7 p.m. at Foothills Community Church in Pincher Creek – Homespun parenting workshop 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Basic acrylic painting class - 7:30 p.m. at Lebel Mansion in Pincher Creek – Exercise - 9 a.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Crafter’s corner - 10 a.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Co-ed volleyball, age 25+ - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore – Crowsnest community choir practice - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore – Parent Link craft time - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Brighter Futures rhyme time - 10 a.m. at Livingstone School in Lundbreck – Fun Texas hold ’em poker - 6:30 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman

– C.N.P. indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – Parent Link craft time - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Toastmasters - 7 p.m. at Foothills Community Church in Pincher Creek – Parent Link & Brighter Futures Move, Groove & Explore - 10 a.m. at United Church in Pincher Creek Wednesday, October 31 – Happy Halloween! – Knitters Skein - 1:30 p.m. at Harvest Coffeehouse in Pincher Creek – Potluck lunch - noon at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Haunted house at The Grand Union Hotel in Coleman – Flu shot clinic - 10 a.m. at Provincial Building in Blairmore – Church kids club - 6:30 p.m. at Foothills Community Church in Pincher Creek – Adult badminton - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore – Free public skating - 7:15 p.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Free public skating - 1:15 p.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Parent Link 3, 2, 1 Play - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Cribbage - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Cribbage - 7 p.m. at Blairmore Legion – Army cadets - 6 p.m. at W.A. Day School in Fort Macleod – C.N.P. indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – TOPS meeting - 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors Centre – Foothills Duplicate Bridge Club - 1 p.m. at Fred Huddlestun Senior Citizen Centre in Pincher Creek – Free community keep-fit class - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall gym – Seniors’ fitness class - 10 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – Story time - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek library

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Not quite Woody Woodpecker

On my way into town the other morning, what should I espy, but a pileated woodpecker at the base of a street lamp post on the south side of town? I have seen only three pileated woodpeckers in my life, so I did a double take as we drove by. Yes, it was a pileated woodpecker on the lamp post, the size of a chicken, but with a crimson patch at the top of the head, like a red toupee. Since then, I’ve found myself reminiscing about childhood mornings watching Woody Woodpecker cartoons. However, research into this character indicates that he was based on an acorn woodpecker that the creator saw on his honeymoon, not on the pileated woodpecker. We don’t have acorn woodpeckers in the Pincher Creek area; from what I understand, we are a bit too far north. However, we do have pileated woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) here, so I decided to find out more about them. Description – The pileated woodpecker is one of the largest woodpeckers in North America, and can reach the size of a crow. Adults may be up to 20 inches long, with a wing span up to 30 inches wide. The body of a pileated woodpecker is mostly black, with white patches on the underside of the wings. During flight, some white plumage is also visible on the topside of the wings. The head is ornamented with a bright red crest, and with strips of white, red and black like racing strips extending from the beak down the neck. Adult females have a black stripe from the beak to the throat; males have a red stripe. This woodpecker is a very flashy bird, and hard to miss when you see one. One photo I found reminds me of Animal from the Muppets; the bird has a wild look in its eyes and the red feathers are “phoofed” up at crazy angles. The beak can be up to six inches long. The pileated woodpecker has a strong flight with irregular wing flapping. Its call has been

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described as a wild sound that you might hear in the jungle, usually heard in a series rather than as a single cry. The drumming of a pileated woodpecker can sounds like a hammer. Range and habitat – The pileated woodpecker is a non-migratory bird with a relatively large range, inhabiting deciduous and boreal forests across Canada and parts of the United States. It seems to prefer mature forests and mesic (relatively moist, but not wet) habitats. Large, standing dead trees and fallen trees are also habitat requirements for these birds. Foraging and other habits – Like other woodpeckers, the pileated woodpecker eats mainly insects, fruits and nuts. While searching for insects it will often chip out rectangular holes in trees, and can be seen foraging on the ground near fallen logs. While it

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does not typically frequent bird feeders, a harsh winter may result in visits to this supplemental feed source. Pileated woodpeckers may live as a monogamous pair for a long time in their territory. Nests are excavated in the hollows of dead trees, and have multiple entrance holes. Nest cavities are usually dug by the male in the early spring and can be up to eight inches wide. Each year a new nest hole is excavated, and the old one is left for use by other creatures, including songbirds, owls and raccoons. Nest boxes placed about 15 feet off the ground may also attract pileated woodpeckers. The female will lay between three to five eggs on a lining of woodchips within the nesting cavity. Both adults will incubate the eggs for up to 18 days. If an egg escapes the nest, the adults may abandon the site. Both adults brood the young for approximately a week after they hatch, and provide regurgitated food for the young until they fledge at about one month. Young may stay with adults for another three months while they learn to survive. Tidbits – The pileated woodpecker will eat poison ivy berries. One pileated woodpecker was documented as living to almost 13 years old.

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Family Dinner and Dance 5 to 8 p.m. Cabaret 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. – Bar opens at 8:30 p.m. Minors are allowed until 8 p.m., must be 18+ years of age to attend cabaret

ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY – AVAILABLE UNTIL NOV. 1 $25.00/adult ticket for dinner, family dance and cabaret $15/adult ticket for cabaret only FREE for all children 17 and under to eat and dance! Available at Parent Link Centre 688 Main Street 403-627-1869 A huge thank you to Dust Pan Handle for donating the proceeds to Pincher Creek Family Resource Society and Parent Link Centre! www.pinchercreekparentlink.com

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Fiery Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Photos by Shannon Robin


Burmis - Talon Peak

Photos by Shannon Robin


Fiery Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Photos by Shannon Robin


Burmis - Talon Peak

Photos by Shannon Robin


Fiery Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Photos by Shannon Robin


Burmis - Talon Peak

Photos by Shannon Robin


Fiery Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Photos by Shannon Robin


Burmis - Talon Peak

Photos by Shannon Robin


Fiery Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Photos by Shannon Robin


Harvest Fest – Oct. 19 & 20 Photos by Toni Lucas

Sasha Lepine with her sheep, rope & pumpkin


Harvest Fest – Oct. 19 & 20 Photos by Toni Lucas

Ruby Spranza and Francis Cyr make a rope


Harvest Fest – Oct. 19 & 20 Photos by Toni Lucas

Samantha Uhersky in the bale maze


Harvest Fest – Oct. 19 & 20 Photos by Toni Lucas

Emery & Ethan Patterson with their sheep craft


Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre Photos by Shannon Robin

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1B - The Magical Birthday


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1B - The Magical Birthday


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1B - The Magical Birthday


50th Birthday Bash

1B - The Magical Birthday


Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre

1B - The Magical Birthday


50th Birthday Bash

1B - The Magical Birthday


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1B - The Magical Birthday


50th Birthday Bash

1B - The Magical Birthday


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Memorabilia


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2B - Blast from the Past of Babies to Basketball


50th Birthday Bash

2B - Blast from the Past of Babies to Basketball


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2B - Blast from the Past of Babies to Basketball


50th Birthday Bash

2B - Blast from the Past of Babies to Basketball


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3A - Teens and Technology in the ’60s


50th Birthday Bash

3A - Teens and Technology in the ’60s


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3A - Teens and Technology in the ’60s


50th Birthday Bash

3A - Teens and Technology in the ’60s


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3A - Teens and Technology in the ’60s


50th Birthday Bash

3A - Teens and Technology in the ’60s


Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre

3A - Teens and Technology in the ’60s


50th Birthday Bash

3A - Teens and Technology in the ’60s


Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre

3A - Teens and Technology in the ’60s


Stay tuned ... there’s more to come! Oct. 31 – Classes K1, 1A and K2 Nov. 7 – Classes 2A and 3B Thank you, Horace Allen students and staff for sharing a wonderful evening of laughter and imagination! Editing the photos brought a smile to my face as I recalled the performance. – Shannon

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Matthew Halton High School Photo by Brenda Shenton

Yum! Mr. Petluk gets a Big Mac meal in a blender


Terry Fox Challenge Photo by Brenda Shenton

Amber Sokownin and Janet Taylor help Mr. Orr with his makeup


Matthew Halton High School Photo by Brenda Shenton

Ms. Lowe is looking pretty


Terry Fox Challenge Photo by Brenda Shenton

Not only does Mr. Mr. Schramm get to wear a dress, it’s shortened to a mini by Mr. Petluk


Matthew Halton High School Photo by Brenda Shenton

Mr. Harris is stylin’ with a reverse Mohawk


Terry Fox Challenge Photo by Brenda Shenton

And a regular Mohawk for Mr. Attrell


Matthew Halton High School Photo by Brenda Shenton

Mr. Robertson gets a new look courtesy of Jack Dietz


Terry Fox Challenge Photo by Brenda Shenton

And Joey Jackson helps with finishing touches


Matthew Halton High School Photo by Brenda Shenton

Student council president Lisa Manners sported a tu-tu and rosy cheeks. Back row from left: Lane Crawford, Brandon Cyr and Braeden Claringbull Front row from left: Claire Johnson, Lisa Manners and Shyanne Lesmeister


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“Skulduggery” by Carolyn Hart (Seventh Street Books, $13.95) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell To her neighbors in 1980s San Francisco, Dr. Ellen Christie is known as “the bone lady.” She’s run across a lot of interesting historical mysteries in her work as a physical anthropologist, but she’s never before had a jumpy young man show up at her door offering to show her a gym bag full of bones that might just be the long-lost skeletons of modern human’s earliest ancestors. Excavated in China in the 1920s, the set of fossils belonging to “Peking Man” were the first evidence of this early human species ever discovered. The collection went missing during World War II and has been sought after ever since by academics, politicians and profiteers alike. Unable to resist the idea of being the one to restore this ancient treasure to science, Ellen impulsively accompanies Jimmy Lee into the dark and labyrinthine streets of Chinatown -- but

she’s barely glimpsed the prize before shadows appear, there’s a scuffle, and both bones and boy are gone. To find them, Ellen partners with Jimmy’s brother Dan to retrace the young man’s movements through the colorful crush of humanity that is Chinatown. The more she learns about Jimmy’s world and the people who live there, the more unsure she is about what she should do next. Ellen believes that Peking Man is more important than any of them -- but when it comes down to it, will she really be able to make that choice? This classic Carolyn Hart mystery, now available in the U.S. for the first time, is an engaging adventure based on the true tale of a real lost treasure. Its plot hums along, layered with an evocative sense of place and even a hint of romance. But the narrative also provides some unexpected profundity in its depictions of the immigrant Chinese experience in America -- glimpses into lives both bleak with despair and yearning with hope. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

1. Is the book of Ruth in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 2 Samuel, who commanded the rebel army when Absalom rebelled against David? Arioch, Abner, Abishai, Amasa 3. In the Old Testament, who said, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening”? Noah, Isaiah, Samuel, Adam 4. Who wrote most of the Proverbs? David, Solomon, Paul, Isaiah 5. What’s the Sea of Galilee called in John 6? Tiberias, Dead, Jordan, Geneva 6. Who was the mate of Zipporah? Hosea, Amos, Moses, Malachi ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Amasa; 3) Samuel; 4) Solomon; 5) Tiberias; 6) Moses Wilson Casey’s trivia book “Know It? ... or Not?” is available from BearManorMedia.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


By Steve Becker WHERE THERE’S LIFE, THERE’S HOPE Assume you’re in four spades and West leads the K-Q and another diamond, which you ruff. There seems to be nothing to the play, but when you cash the ace of spades and East discards a heart, the outlook changes completely. Now you are apparently doomed to fail in a contract that a moment before seemed cold for 10 or 11 tricks. But faint heart ne’er won fair lady, and it certainly wouldn’t be right to give up just yet. You still have a chance, since it might be possible to arrange a trump endplay against West if he started with exactly the right distribution (4-3-3-3). So you cash the ace of hearts at trick five, cross to dummy with a club, ruff a heart, lead another club to dummy and ruff a second heart. Then, with fingers crossed, you play the ace of

clubs, hoping West will follow suit. When he does, you’ve got him. Ten tricks have been played thus far, and your last three cards are the K-10-7 of trumps, while West has the Q-J-8. All you have to do now is to lead a low trump toward dummy’s nine, and West will find he can score only one trump trick rather than the two that seemed so certain at the outset. It is true that West could have held many distributions other than the one he actually had, in which case he would have been able to ruff one of your club leads or overruff one of the heart leads from dummy to avert the endplay. But, even so, you would have been no worse off for having tried to make the contract and failed. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


PHOTO: Michael Steger Q: I finally caught up on season one of the new “Dallas,” and I can’t wait to see more! Please tell me it will return for another season. If so, when? -- Deena W., via e-mail A: TNT’s hit reboot of “Dallas” -which stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster and Brenda Strong -- definitely will be back for another round of family intrigue, altercations and double-dealings. A 13-episode second season premieres Jan. 28. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what Cliff Barnes and his daughter (!) have planned for JR, Bobby and the rest of the Ewing clan. *** Q: The CW’s “90210” is really off to a great start -- it seems to be getting back on the right track since its weird derailment of last season. Can you give me any spoilers for season five? -- Bridget M. in Georgia A: I spoke with series star Michael Steger, who plays Navid Shirazi, and he told me to look for the darker side of Navid to come out. “Navid is thrown off-kilter a bit to where his character is tested when he learns Silver has chosen Teddy to be

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PHOTO: Andrew Garfield in “The Amazing Spider-man” “The Amazing Spider-man” (PG-13) -With a new cast and new director, the story of Spider-man starts over from the beginning. It seems we did this not so long ago -- with the spider bite and gradual realization of responsibility. However, this new take on the Webslinger packs more emotional punch and has a different edge to it. This new Spider Saga is less colorful, cartoony and campy. Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) plays Peter Parker, who’s on a journey to discover what happened to the parents he never knew. What he finds instead is a radioactive spider and The Lizard, a creepy enemy never before seen in a Spider-man movie.

present for one deserving child is left behind, it’s up to Arthur and Grandsanta to make the delivery in time for Christmas morning. This is the first major computeranimated production from Aardman Animations, the studio famous for “Wallace and Gromit.” Regardless of how you handle British humor, “Arthur Christmas” is cheerful and warm. There are some wicked humorists behind the scenes, but Arthur’s finished product is as bright and cheery as a star on a tree.

“Arthur Christmas” (PG) -- This animated feature from England has enough heart and visual grandeur to get anyone hyped up for Christmas. Santa has two sons; Steve (voiced by Hugh Laury), the tough-as-nails Christmas commando; and Arthur (James Macavoy), a clumsy little guy with funny voice intonations. When a

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Put Stamp on Fall With Real Apple Art Some of my kids’ best and least-expensive art supplies have come from nature. Acorns, leaves, shells, pinecones and sticks all have provided inspiration for a plethora of family craft and decorating projects. Now that apple season is here, it’s a perfect time to get your creative juices flowing and use real apples to stamp out some original art. You can stamp apple prints onto brown craft paper or recycled brown grocery bags for lovely homemade wrapping paper, gift tags and book covers. To create wearable art to celebrate fall, stamp apple prints with permanent acrylic fabric paints on a sweatshirt, T-shirt or cotton infant wear. Stamp fabric napkins, place mats, potholder and dish towels, too. There’s really no end to objects that can sport an apple stamp or two. Here’s the fun: Slice an apple in half vertically. Pat it dry with a towel and remove as much moisture as possible. For a handle that young kids can grab onto, poke a fork into the outside center of the apple.

Pour craft paint in squeeze bottles onto a paper plate. (Use fabric paint if stamping clothing.) Dip the cut side of the apple into the paint. Press the apple gently on a paper towel to absorb some of the paint, and then press the apple firmly onto the paper or fabric. Stamp as many prints as you like by dipping and printing. When your apple prints are dry, dip a toothpick or small paintbrush into some green or brown paint and paint a slender stem and a leaf onto your apple print. Or, glue a real stem on a print or two for an original look! Notes: --For a group project, look for cheaper bruised fruit at apple orchards. --If you cut an apple widthwise around the circumference, the seeds form a perfect star shape. Remove the seeds and stamp out the natural design. --If using fabric paints on fabric, an

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Answers 1. Jazz great Rich played drums. Drummers around the world have attempted to copy Rich’s explosive style, especially his solos. 2. Mary Wells, 1964. She was partially deaf as a result of meningitis as a child, but was singing in clubs by the age of 10.

3. John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was released after Lennon’s death and contained music that had been recorded in the final months of his life. 4. “The Worst That Could Happen.” After Sept. 11, 2001, the song was on the list of 165 songs that Clear Channel indicated should not be played on the air. 5. They also were on the Clear Channel list of songs not to be played on air after Sept. 11. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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average life span of three months, the mother louse can lay up to 300 eggs. Lice are not an indication of poor hygiene. Most of the time, they’re introduced into a family by a child who caught them at school. They can infest other family members quickly. Transmission comes from direct contact with an infested individual and, less often, from contact with inanimate objects used by that individual, like hats, combs, brushes and bedding. You’re not alone. Six to 12 million Americans come down with head lice yearly. Almost all people with head lice have intense scalp itching. A number of methods effectively rid you of the problem. The first medicines used are permethrin (Nix) or pyrethrins (Rid), which are cheap and usually effective, although lice are becoming resistant to them in some locations. A second treatment is given seven to 10 days after the first. Ovide (malathion) is used if lice linger after Nix or Rid. And should Ovide not work, the oral medicine Stromectol (ivermectin) is available. A new medicine is Natroba (spinosad) suspension. It is held in reserve as a last resort. This nightmare should be over in two to three weeks. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband was told he had prostate cancer in 2010 and had his prostate removed. Now his doctor wants him to have PSA testing. He says he might need radiation because he has prostate cancer. If he has no prostate gland, how can he have prostate can-

cer? -- D.R. ANSWER: The doctor wants to be sure that cancer cells did not spread from to other body sites. Even though the gland was completely removed, not all the potential sites for cancer spread were removed. That’s all but impossible to do. The PSA test will show if prostate cancer is active in those other places. If it is, then further treatment is required. The booklet on the prostate gland discusses the PSA test and prostate cancer in detail. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1001W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** 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 328536475. (c) 2012 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Almond Cheesecake Brownies Rich brownies marbled with a ribbon of creamy cheesecake. 3/4 cups butter or margarine 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares 4 ounces semisweet chocolate squares 2 cups sugar 6 large eggs 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 packages (12 ounces) cream cheese, slightly softened 3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 13- by 9-inch metal baking pan with foil; lightly grease foil. 2. In large glass bowl, combine margarine or butter and chocolates. In microwave, cook, covered with waxed paper, on High 2 to 3 minutes until almost melted; stir until smooth. With wooden spoon, beat in 1 1/2 cups sugar. Then, beat in 4 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla until well-blended. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. 3. In small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar. Beat in almond extract, 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla just until blended. 4. Spread 1 1/2 cups chocolate batter in pan. Spoon cream-cheese mixture in 6 large dollops on top of chocolate batter (cheese mixture will cover much of chocolate batter). Then, spoon remaining chocolate batter in 6

large dollops over and between cheese mixture. With tip of knife, cut and twist through mixtures to create marble design. 5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean with a few crumbs attached. Cool brownies in pan on wire rack. 6. When cool, cut lengthwise into 4 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 6 pieces. Ă‘ Each serving: About 260 calories, 16g total fat (6g saturated), 69mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 28g total carbs, 4g protein.

Caramel-Nut Brownies We tested this brownie recipe with several different brands of caramels and, to our surprise, had varying results. If you want the caramels in the baked brownie to be soft and gooey (our test kitchen’s preference), buy a brand that lists sweetened condensed milk as its first ingredient. If you prefer the caramels to be firm and chewy, buy a brand that lists corn syrup or glucose syrup first. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup packed light brown sugar 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (25 to 30, depending on brand) indi-

vidually wrapped caramels, each cut in half 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 13- by 9-inch metal baking pan. 2. In 3-quart saucepan, heat butter and chocolate over medium-low heat until melted, stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in sugars and eggs until well-mixed. Stir in flour, walnuts, vanilla and salt just until blended. Spread batter in pan; sprinkle with caramels. 3. Bake brownie 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge comes out almost clean. Cool brownie in pan on wire wrack. 4. When cool, cut brownie lengthwise into 4 strips; then cut each strip crosswise into 6 pieces. * Each serving: About 220 calories, 12g total fat (6g saturated), 43mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 3g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/ recipefinder/. (c) 2012 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved


PHOTO: Imogen Poots HOLLYWOOD -- The long-talkedabout remake of “Gypsy,” directed and starring Barbra Streisand as Mama Rose, has been put on hold. Barbra is completing her concert tour, which started in Brooklyn, N.Y., stopped in Montreal and The MGM Grand in Vegas, and ends Nov. 11 at The Hollywood Bowl. She next hits the road to promote “Guilt Trip” with Seth Rogan (opening Christmas Day), then hopes she’ll direct Oscarwinners Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth in “Skinny and Cat,” her first directing chore since “The Mirror Has Two Faces” in 1996. *** Daily Variety, the show-business newspaper, picked its annual 10 actors to watch. Among them was Boyd Holbrook, discovered sawing wood as a carpenter for a small theater company in his native Kentucky. A friend sent his picture to a modeling agency, which led to modeling jobs in Paris, classes at NYU and acting classes. The hard work paid off. Holbrook is in Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra,” “Out of the Furnace” with Christian Bale, “Very Good Girls” with Dakota Fanning and Ellen Bar8506 - 19th Avenue

kin, and the sci-fi thriller “The Host” for writer/director Andrew Niccol. You might remember Holbrook as Cap Hatfield in the recent Kevin Costner Emmy-winner “Hatfields & McCoys.” Imogen Poots arrived in Hollywood from London in June, met director Terrence Malick and was cast his “Knight of Cups.” She’ll appear in the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic “All Is by My Side,” and co-stars with Oscarwinner Phillip Seymour Hoffman in “A Late Quartet,” playing a violin virtuoso. Poots is currently shooting “A Long Way Down” with Emmywinner (for “Breaking Bad”) Aaron Paul and former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan. Scoot McNairy, in Ben Affleck’s film “Argo,” will be seen with Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini and Richard Jenkins in the gang picture “Killing Them Softly,” and in Pitt’s “Twelve Years a Slave.” These three actors -Holbrook, Poots and McNairy -- are on the launch pad. You’ll be able to follow their work as they become the next wave of big stars! *** Clint Eastwood’s planned remake of “A Star Is Born” is back to zero. It was to have starred Beyonce and possibly Tom Cruise, but because

they couldn’t give her a start date, she bowed out so she could set up her next tour. Now bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, a Grammy winner last year as Best New Artist, is being considered for the role that Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand played in previous versions. Esperanza (age 27) and Cruise (50) may not be a good match. They’d better rethink this ... after all, the title says “A Star Is Born” and has always been played by a STAR. A total unknown, no matter how talented, might render this project ... stillborn! Send letters to Tony Rizzo’s Hollywood, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., No. 362, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Going Gluten-Free According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, about 2 million people -- or 1 in 133 people -- in the United States have celiac disease. It is considered to be a genetic disorder, and can be diagnosed in infancy through adulthood. Both males and females can have the disease, but more women than men are diagnosed with it. Celiac Sprue is a disease in which a person does not tolerate gluten, the protein in wheat, barley, rye and, to a lesser extent, oats. Celiac Sprue is not a food allergy, but a disease that damages the small intestine and prevents absorption of nutrients. My daughter struggles with celiac disease, which makes family dinners an interesting blend of gluten-free products transformed into family favorites. The Celiac Sprue Association lists three things that happen before the onset of the disease: a genetic predisposition, a diet containing wheat, barley, rye or oats, and a trigger. The trigger could be something like overexposure to wheat, extreme stress, surgery or a viral infection. It is a complicated disease because a person can have it and not have symptoms. There have been instances where children have been diagnosed with Celiac Sprue, but then have symptoms disappear. They later found that although there were no symptoms, damage to the small intestine was still occurring. The damage in the small intestine is to the villi, which are thin, hairlike projections on the lining of the small intestine. They allow nutrients into the bloodstream. If the villi are damaged, malnutrition, anemia, weight loss and growth retardation can occur. Celiac disease is often underdiagnosed because it can be confused with other diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis or Crohn’s disease. Symptoms of celiac disease vary from person to person. To diagnose celiac disease, a physician will

first do a blood test. If certain antibodies are present, they will do a small bowel biopsy to check for damage to the villi. The only way to treat the disease is the elimination of gluten in the diet. Usually people notice a difference within a short period of time. Maintaining a gluten-free diet allows the small intestine to heal. This recipe for Swiss Chard Sushi is not only gluten-free, it’s all vegetarian and totally delicious! SWISS CHARD SUSHI You can use zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers or any other crisp veggies that have been sliced into thin strips in this recipe with delicious results. 8 large leaves Swiss chard 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 1 cup cooked fried, brown or white rice 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 medium carrots, cut into thin strips 2 green onions, roots removed, green and white parts cut into thin strips 1/3 cup Ume plum vinegar 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil Prepare Swiss Chard: Rinse Swiss chard leaves under cool running water. Fill a large bowl with ice water and 1/2 tablespoon salt and set aside. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon salt. Blanch chard leaves by submerging in the boiling water until the rib is softened and the leaves become limp -about 1 minute. Transfer to the prepared ice

bath, drain cooled leaves and stack between sheets of paper towel until dry. Cut out the rib on each leaf and set leaves aside. Make the rolls: Stir the coconut oil and soy sauce into the cooked rice. Lay the prepared Swiss chard, vein side up and stalk end pointing toward you, on a cutting board. Sprinkle with vinegar and sesame oil. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and crushed red pepper over the carrots and green onions. Place a few pieces of the carrot and green onion and 2 heaping tablespoons of the rice at the end of the leaf. Fold the bottom edges of the leaf over the filling. Roll into a cigar shape, until it forms a tight bundle. Repeat with rest of filling and leaves. Keep chilled until ready to serve. Serves 4. Make the Dipping Sauce: Mix the Ume plum vinegar and the toasted sesame oil together in a small dish. Serve alongside rolls. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is www.divapro.com. To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Facebook and go to Hulu. com. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis


Fat Cat DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My cat “Frank” has been classified as obese by the veterinarian. Frank doesn’t look that fat, and he moves around fine and plays a lot. How can the vet call him obese? Trying to get him to exercise more doesn’t work, either. -- Susan J., Phoenix DEAR SUSAN: Cats, like people, sometimes put on weight so gradually that it’s the scale that sounds

the first warning, rather than looks or lack of activity. Frank may not seem too fat, and he gets around just fine, but that good health won’t last if the weight stays on him. He has quite a bit in his favor. It sounds like Frank is a healthy cat who stays active. You can encourage this activity by increasing the amount of time you play with him -- if you dangle a cat toy in front of Frank for five minutes every hour so, increase that to 10 minutes each time. It’s also very important to follow the dietary guidelines set down by the veterinarian. Usually a pet diet involves reducing the amount of calories taken in each day. That means serving smaller portions at feeding time. Food treats must be avoided as well, so the extra calories don’t go straight to your cat’s midsection. Keeping Frank’s weight down now will help prolong not only his life, but the quality of that life. Being

obese will eventually lead to a host of expensive health problems -- diet and exercise cost mostly time and patience. Send your questions or tips to ask@ pawscorner.com, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet carerelated advice and information, visit www.pawscorner.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. .


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Katie wrestled with her feelings of inadequacy as a new mother. Eric and Stephanie disagreed over a major family matter. Brooke told Hope the real reason why she returned home from her honeymoon alone. Steffy accepted the fact that a part of Liam still loved Hope. Bill asked Taylor to be Katie’s counselor. Rick felt guilty for causing Hope and Liam’s latest split. Caroline turned down Thomas’s plea for a second chance. Pam asked Stephanie for a huge favor. Thomas began abusing his power as the interim CEO. Brooke and Stephanie reminisced. Donna gave Thomas some constructive criticism. Wait to See: Taylor turns to an expert for an opinion on Katie. Thorne is hit with some terrible news. DAYS OF OUR LIVES EJ overheard Nicole admit that the baby she lost was his. Stefano was able to convince Kristen to return to Salem. Roman was devastated to hear that Caroline had Alzheimer’s disease. Gabi told Nick that she and Will used to date, but she neglected

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to tell him about their very recent one-night stand. EJ had the proof he needed to expose Rafe’s lie to Sami. Hope began researching treatment programs for Caroline. John had a premonition about Kristen. Abigail tried to reason with Nicole to tell the truth about the fall. Marlena was stunned to see Kristen in Salem. Wait to See: Sami confides in Lucas. Brady volunteers to monitor Kristen’s actions. GENERAL HOSPITAL Heather fell from the hospital rooftop. Elizabeth was relieved to see Sam reunited with her son. Patrick confronted Anna over the rumor that Robin was alive. Carly tested Johnny’s feelings for her by kissing him. Meanwhile, Connie settled into her new life as Mrs. Johnny Zacchara. Jason waited for Sam to make a decision about their future. Starr confronted Todd about his role in the baby switch. Meanwhile, a devastated Tea was left to cope with the loss of her child. Duke surprised Anna with a kiss on their wedding anniversary. Carly had some tough questions for Todd. Alexis warned Sonny not to mess with Connie. Wait to See: Maxie tries to get Spinelli alone. Luke plans to expose Duke as a fraud. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Christine decided to sue Phyllis in civil court after the criminal trial was dismissed. Nick renewed his interest in Avery after filing for divorce from Phyllis. Michael began to regret taking the district attorney job. Jack

fired everyone as he took control of Newman Enterprises. Summer was shocked to learn that her accident caused Chelsea’s miscarriage. Victor discovered that Sharon was to blame for losing his company. Billy was eager to work for Jack, but felt loyal to Victoria. Christine traveled to California to investigate Ricky’s past crimes. Victor collapsed. Wait to See: Phyllis confronts Christine about her lawsuit. Jack tests Billy’s loyalty. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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1. Mumford & Sons No. 1 “Babel”

1. Taylor Swift No. 21 “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

1. Maroon 5 No. 1 “One More Night”

2. Muse new entry “The 2nd Law”

2. Taylor Swift new entry “Red”

2. PSY No. 2 “Gangnam Style”

3. Miguel new entry “Kaleidoscope Dream”

3. One Direction new entry “Live While We’re Young”

4. Pink No. 4 “The Truth About Love”

4. fun. No. 3 “Some Nights”

5. Three Days Grace new entry “Transit of Venus”

5. Jason Aldean No. 1 “Take a Little Ride”

6. Diana Krall new entry “Glad Rag Doll”

6. Florida Georgia Line No. 19 “Cruise”

7. Jackie Evancho new entry “Songs From the Silver Screen”

7. Dustin Lynch No. 2 “Cowboys and Angels”

8. Little Big Town No. 9 “Tornado”

8. Luke Bryan No. 10 “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

5. Taylor Swift No. 4 “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” 6. Taylor Swift new entry “Red” 7. Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean No. 6 “As Long As You Love Me” 8. Adele new entry “Skyfall” 9. Pink No. 5 “Blow Me (One Last Kiss) 10. Alex Clare No. 9 “Too Close”

9. Cher Lloyd new entry “Sticks & Stones” 10. Van Morrison new entry “Born to Sing: No Plan B”

3. Carrie Underwood No. 4 “Blown Away” 4. Hunter Hayes No. 5 “Wanted”

9. Lee Brice No. 6 “Hard To Love” 10. Taylor Swift No. 37 “Begin Again” (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


seabird eggs in the mortar that holds the stones together. • Pumpkins are native to the Americas, not Europe. This is why the original jack-o’-lantern was a turnip. by Samantha Weaver TOP TEN MOVIES 1. Taken 2 (PG-13) Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace 2. Argo (R) Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin 3. Sinister (R) Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio 4. Hotel Transylvania (PG) animated 5. Here Comes the Boom (PG) Kevin James, Salma Hayek 6. Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Amy Kendrick, Brittany Snow 7. Frankenweenie (PG) animated 8. Looper (R) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis 9. Seven Psychopaths (R) Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell 10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Logan Lerman, Emma Watson (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• In this season of bitter partisan rivalries, it would be well to remember the following sage observation: “Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would cheer just as much if you and I were going to be hanged.” The man who first made that observation was Lord Protector of England Oliver Cromwell, considered by some to be a hero of liberty, by others to be a regicidal dictator. He died in 1658, probably from septicemia. He was so reviled that, three years later, he body was exhumed so that he could be posthumously executed, his body thrown into a pit and his head displayed on a pole outside Westminster Hall. • Those who study such things say that if all the gold in the world were combined in one lump, it would result in a cube that measures 20 yards on each side. • If you’re planning a trip to Lima, Peru, you might want to add Puente de Piedra to your sightseeing list. Though the Spanish name means “Bridge of Stone,” the span is popularly known as the Bridge of Eggs. Legend has it that in 1608, the builders the used the whites of 10,000

• What do the words “obscene,” “tranquil,” “mediate,” “catastrophe,” “dire,” “critical,” “vast” and “apostrophe” have in common? All of them appeared in print for the first time in the works of William Shakespeare. • If you’re contemplating a move to Corpus Christi, Texas, be sure to keep in mind that in that town, it’s illegal to raise alligators in your home. *** Thought for the Day: “One fool can ask more questions in a minute than 12 wise men can answer in an hour.” -- Vladimir Lenin (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


1. GEOGRAPHY: Where are the Balearic Islands located? 2. ANATOMY: Where is the ulna located in the human body? 3. ANCIENT WORLD: Who kidnapped Helen of Troy, an event that started the Trojan War? 4. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “Light in August”? 5. HISTORY: In what year was the first Zeppelin flight? 6. INVENTIONS: What did Elisha Otis invent? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where is original Mayo Clinic located? 8. U.S. STATES: In what state is Mount Rushmore located? 9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of ducks called? 10. RELIGION: What is a more common name for the religious group called United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing?

Answers 1. Mediterranean Sea 2. Forearm 3. Paris 4. William Faulkner 5. 1900 6. Elevator safety brake 7. Rochester, Minn. 8. South Dakota 9. A gaggle 10. Shakers (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13) Kristen Stewart

1. The Avengers (2012) (PG-13) (Disney)

2. The Avengers (2012) (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr.

2. Cinderella (G) (Disney) 3. Dark Shadows (PG-13) (Warner Bros.)

3. The Five-Year Engagement (R) Jason Segel 4. Battleship (PG-13) Taylor Kitsch

4. The Hunger Games (PG-13) (Lionsgate)

5. What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13) Cameron Diaz

5. Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13) (Universal)

6. The Cabin in the Woods (R) Kristen Connelly

6. People Like Us (PG-13) (Disney)

7. Dark Shadows (PG-13) Johnny Depp

7. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! (G) (Disney)

8. Safe (R) Denzel Washington

8. How I Met Your Mother: Season 9 (NR) (Fox)

9. The Hunger Games (PG-13) Jennifer Lawrence

9. Sons of Anarchy: Season 4 (NR) (Fox)

10. Katy Perry: Party Part of Me (PG) Katy Perry

10. Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond 007 (PG/PG-13) (MGM) Source: Rentrak Corp. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On Oct. 27, 1659, William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson, two Quakers who came from England in 1656 to escape religious persecution, are executed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony for their religious beliefs. The Massachusetts General Court had banned Quakers from the colony under penalty of death. • On Oct. 26, 1825, the Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River. Teams of oxen plowed the ground, but for the most part the work was done by Irish diggers who had to rely on primitive tools. • On Oct. 24, 1861, workers of the Western Union Telegraph Company link the eastern and western telegraph networks of the nation at Salt Lake City, Utah, completing a transcontinental line that

for the first time allows instantaneous communication between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. • On Oct. 28, 1919, Congress passes the Volstead Act, providing for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment, which banned the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” Despite a vigorous effort by law-enforcement, the Volstead Act failed to prevent the large-scale distribution of alcoholic beverages. • On Oct. 25, 1929, during the Teapot Dome scandal, Albert B. Fall, secretary of the interior, is found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office. Fall was the first individual to be convicted of a crime committed while a presidential cabinet member. The Teapot Dome was a naval oil reserve in Wyoming.

• On Oct. 23, 1942, Michael Crichton is born in Chicago. During his final year of medical school, the 6-foot, 9-inch Crichton published “The Andromeda Strain” (1969) and decided to write full time instead of practicing medicine. • On Oct. 22, 1975, Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, is given a “general” discharge by the Air Force after publicly declaring his homosexuality. His tombstone reads, “A gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.” (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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