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THE HULA • ‘Hula’ is a Hawaiian word meaning simply, ‘dance.’ Originally, only men were allowed to dance the hula. It originated as a method of passing history down, with every single movement carrying a meaning that helped tell the story. The movements were accompanied by drumming and chanting. (Modern hula is more commonly accompanied by ukeleles and guitars.) Hula dances also honored and appeased the gods in religious ceremonies (particularly the volcano gods) and paid homage to leaders. The hula was once outlawed by missionaries who considered it sinful. But David Kalakaua, King of Hawaii from 1874 through 1891, reinstated the tradition of hula dancing, thereby earning his nickname, the ‘Merrie Monarch.’ Each year, the Merrie Monarch Festival is held in his honor. The peak of the festival is the hula competition, with both men and women dancing. An authentic hula skirt requires the leaves of about 60 ti plants, takes about four hours to weave, and wears out in 3 to 5 days of use. (Continued next page)

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As you know, it's that time of year again. Halloween! This time of year can be fun for the kids and adults but can be really scary for our pets. Costumes can be very scary when they are at the front door and seem to be coming in to the house. Please make sure your pets are in a bedroom, bathroom or a safe room with water, food, their favorite toy, and a blanket or something that makes them feel safe. Make sure the door is closed tight so they can't sneak out and run away. Sometimes music will help because a doorbell can drive our pets nuts. Also remember that candy, chocolate for sure, is bad or even deadly. Make sure when the kids come with their bags full of candy the bags are put up where your pets can't reach them. Please remember if you are going to dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume has plenty of room for them to move and even go potty if they need too. Don't leave them in the costume too long and if they seem uncomfortable in it - TAKE IT OFF!! And while we are on the subject of treats and food, let's talk about protein in our pets diets. Many people are trying to cut out or eliminate animal proteins from their pets food. They think that nuts, tofu, beans, rice or soy milk, corn or soy products and other proteins will do. This is not true. Cats and dogs, even some birds, need meat proteins. They will get sick and die if they don't get them. However, be sure they are the best parts of the animal. If you see that the food has "animal by-products" these are usually snouts, beaks, feet and tails and have zero biological value. So look for the words, chicken, beef, duck and chicken meal, lamb and lamb meal. This will tell you the food is a good one. Make sure there is no corn, soy or wheat products listed as our dogs and cats don't need them. Let's all have a safe Halloween and remember the weather is getting colder and our pets need extra water and extra warmth.

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teaspoon ground black pepper bunches thick asparagus (about 2 pounds), trimmed 1. To help prevent skewers from burning, place them in water to cover; let soak at least 30 minutes. 2. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. 3. Meanwhile, in large self-sealing plastic bag, combine butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add asparagus; seal bag and turn to coat spears with butter mixture. 4. On waxed paper, arrange 8 to 10 asparagus spears side by side. Push 2 skewers crosswise through spears, one about 1/2 inch from base of spears and the other about 1 1/2 inches from tips. Repeat with remaining asparagus and skewers. 5. Place asparagus on hot grill rack; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning over once. To serve, remove asparagus from skewers to platter. Serve hot or at room temperature. • Each serving: About 60 calories, 3 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 5 g total fat (3 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 11 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium. For hundreds of triple-tested Good Housekeeping recipes, visit our Web site at

1. In a large bowl, combine dry pudding mix, dry milk powder, undrained pineapple and water. Mix well using a wire whisk. 2. Blend in whipped topping and coconut extract. Add apples. Mix well to combine. Fold in coconut. 3. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings. © 2006 King Features Synd., Inc.

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DANCE WORD ORIGINS • The old English word ‘jouk’ means to dance, and from that we get our juke box. • Thespis was a poet, dancer, and theatrical manager around 500 BC. He did so much to promote theater that he is still honored today in the word ‘thespian.’ • The word ‘carol’ comes from the Middle English word ‘carolen’ meaning to sing joyously. That word originates with the Greek word ‘choraulein,’ which was a ring dance accompanied by flutes. • ‘Polak’ means Polish man, and ‘polka’ means Polish woman. In addition, the Czeck word ‘pulka’ means ‘half-step.’ When a new dance originating in Bohemia took the world by storm, it was called the Polka. The polka was very popular and many different items were named after the dance. When a new fabric was invented, the manufacturer decided to name the new design ‘polka dots.’


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FAST FACTS ABOUT DANCE • It is illegal to dance to the Star Spangled Banner in several states. • President James Polk banned dancing and drinking in the White House. At his inaugural ball, these illicit activities stopped— until the president and his wife left the ball. • In 1865, somcone sprinkled cayenne pepper on the dance floor in Virginia City, Montana during a dance, causing a sneezing uproar. • Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky was able to cross and uncross his legs ten times in a single leap. • Barnum and Bailey Circus once had a troupe of dancing cows. • Choreographer Paul Taylor once performed a solo dance on stage in which he simply stood motionless for four minutes. The critic for “Dance Observer” magazine reviewed his work by giving him four inches of blank white space.

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DANCE ANTICS & ANECDOTES • In France in 1960 a new disco opened up called Chez Régine. For weeks everyone who showed up at the door was turned away. A sign out front perpetually announced that the disco was full. Finally the sign was removed, and customers flooded in. It was an instant success. The ‘Disco Full’ sign was a gimmick designed to get people’s curiosity up. • In 1971 jazz composer Roger Kellaway wrote a modern ballet entitled mysteriously “PAMTGG.” Audiences soon realized the acronym stood for the TV commercial jingle, “Pan Am Makes the Going Great.” The entire ballet was based on airport life, including takeoff, landing, and baggage scramble. • Dancer Marie Guimard was famous for her style of dancing which mostly involved graceful movements of the arms as she struck poses. When a piece of falling scenery broke her arm, French opera singer Sohie Arnould remarked, “What a pity it wasn’t her leg; then it wouldn’t have interfered with her dancing!” • British ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn went to see a troupe of black ballet dancers. One of the male performers invited her to join him on stage and she gamely tried to keep up with the rhythm and movement of the vigorous dance as he guided her through the steps. He took her back to her seat saying, “You’re an attractive girl; it’s too bad you can’t dance!”

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HOLLYWOOD -- Everything’s breaking good for Bryan Cranston, who just won his third Emmy for “Breaking Bad.” He’s been playing President Lyndon Johnson in “Cold Comes the Night,” onstage in Cambridge, Mass., and presumably headed for Broadway, and next is taking on the biopic “Trumbo,” about screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Trumbo went to prison in 1950 after he refused questions put to him by the House Un-American Activities Committee during its Communist witch hunt, and was blacklisted. Undaunted, he wrote screenplays for classic films such as “Papillion” (Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman); “Hawaii” (Julie Andrews); “The Sandpiper” (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton); “Exodus” (Paul Newman); and “Spartacus” (Kirk Douglas). He won Bryan Cranston two Oscars for “The Brave One” (1956) under the alias Robert Rich, and “Roman Holiday” (1953) alias Ian McLellan Hunter, with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, who won an Oscar as well. In 1975 and 1993, the Academy recognized him as the screenwriter of those films. Bryan Cranston will next star in the $160 million remake of “Godzilla,” out next May; and “Kung Fu Panda 3,” due in 2015. “Breaking Bad” fans will have the Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) prequel to look forward to on AMC. *** “Glee” star Grant Gustin will flash across your TV screen very soon. No, he won’t be nude; he’ll be playing the “Flash” on at least three episodes of the CW’s “Arrow” series, which will serve as a spin-off for his own series, “The Flash.” Gustin will try to do what former “Dawson Creek” star John Wesley Shipp couldn’t do in 22 episodes of the 1990 series “The Flash.” So ladies, if you want to see the handsome Grant in a skintight jumpsuit, you’re going to have to pump up the ratings for “Arrow” when he appears in episodes 8, 9 and 20 this season. *** Leonardo DiCaprio (now 38) will play Woodrow Wilson, based on the recent A. Scott Berg book “Wilson.” It seems like a long stretch from Jay Gatsby to Woodrow Wilson, but if anyone can do it, Leo can. Meanwhile, Harry Potter is changing his image in a big way. In Daniel Radcliff’s latest film, “Kill Your Darlings,” he plays famous poet Allen Ginsberg and has a man-on-man love scene that Radcliffe claims, “Wasn’t any more challenging than if you’re doing a sexual awakening scene with a girl.” The film co-stars Ben Foster and Kyra Sedgewick. In 2014, he has “Horns,” in which he plays an accused rapist; “The F Word” (The F stands for what no man wants to hear from a woman, “friend”); and “Tokyo Vice,” filming in Japan early next year. He’s trying to grow up fast, a la Miley Cyrus. If he sticks his tongue out, I’m done! (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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JUDY (continued)

• In 1944, the men were transferred to Singapore aboard a ship. Dogs were not allowed, but Williams taught Judy to lie still inside a rice sack. When he boarded the ship, Judy climbed into a sack and Williams slung it over his shoulder. For three hours the men were forced to stand on deck in searing heat as they were inspected, and for the entire time Judy remained silent in the bag on his back.

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• The ship was torpedoed a few days later. In desperation, Williams pushed Judy out of a porthole, even though there was a 15 feet (4.6 m) drop to the water. He escaped, not knowing if Judy had survived. When Williams was sent to a new POW camp in Sumatra, he began to hear stories of a dog who helped save men from drowning by allowing them to hold onto her collar while she swam towards floating debris. Then one day, Williams was knocked flat when Judy arrived at the camp and bowled him over in her excitement to see him again. • When the guards sentenced her to death, Williams sent her into the jungle to survive on her own. She ate rats and snakes, and a run-in with an alligator left her permanently scarred. • When the war ended, Judy was smuggled aboard a troop ship headed for Liverpool, where the cook kept her well fed. Following a six month quarantine, she was presented with a Dickin Award, which honors animals in war. Simultaneously, Frank Williams was awarded the White Cross for his devotion to Judy. Interviewed by the BBC in 1946, Judy’s barks were broadcast to the entire nation. Frank Williams and Judy then spent the next year visiting friends and relatives of POWs who had not survived the war. • Frank Williams cared for Judy until her death due to a tumor in 1950 at the age of 13.


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