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elf-improvement books, tapes, videos, Web sites, talk shows and motivational speakers have inundated the lives of every American – some may say to ad nauseam. But in a world where body image and first impressions are seemingly vital to one’s success, the self-help gurus have a strong, long-term presence in this country, nothing short of Jay Leno or the pope. Room for Improvement... Continued on Page 2

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DROPPING THE POUNDS Amazon.com lists 23,876 choices for books on diet and weight loss. Amazon.com showed 708,552 results for books on exercise. Inarguably, weight defines body image. Books like the Atkins Diet, the South Beach Diet and the Flat Belly Diet have drawn thousands – millions – to seek help with losing weight. Those who wish to lose weight through the misery-loves-company method have thousands of choices, from weight-loss clinics to spas to boot camps. • In June 2008, there were 18,100 spas in the U.S., up 24 percent from the previous year. • Day spas comprise the highest percentage of the type of spas. • More than 32 million people go to spas on a regular basis. • The spa goers are opting for services that include about everything available to “enhance” the body: facial peels, waxing, massage, alternative therapies, wellness and cosmetic prevention (under a health care professional), healthy cuisine, exercise programs, and more. The irony of it all is that despite the number of selfhelp programs for issues like weight control, obesity continues to rise in this country. A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Association Trust for America’s Health concluded that two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese; one-third of all children in the U.S. are overweight or obese. A vast majority of health care professionals, personal trainers and others in the business believe that the body and the mind are one. Perhaps obesity and any other body issues or lack of acceptance of one’s mirror image could be better controlled by seeking mind-improvement advice. And there is plenty out there.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT OF THE MIND KIND There are a number of talk shows devoted to improving the lives of Americans. Oprah Winfrey is probably the most well-known modern-day queen of howto-get-a-better-life television. And then there’s her magazine. And then there are her spin-offs: Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz (about to launch). And the book recomRoom for Improvement... Continued on Page 3


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• Kenneth Blanchard – Who Moved my Cheese The life coach has become another means for selfimprovement for those who can afford to hire one.

HOW TO BE A BETTER (FILL IN THE BLANK) Just Google “how to be a better (whatever),” and the amount of information out there is mind boggling, whether in the form of an article, a Web site, a book or a video: How to be a Better Parent How to be a Better Spouse How to be a Better Person How to be a Better Employee How to be a Better Boss But for those who haven’t got the time to peruse all the options for self-improvement methods, here are some tips from two of the purportedly wisest amongst us (with extra information about other books coverRoom for Improvement... Continued on Page 4

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ing similar messages): Dr. Phil (from the book Self Matters): • Understand life’s defining moments, your life history. (The Self Matters Companion: Helping You Create Your Life From the Inside Out by … Dr. Phil) • Focus on your gifts, skills, abilities, traits – what is unique about you. Be your authentic self. (Finding My Way: to Authentic Living by Hubert Dreyfus) Deepak Chopra – his 10 keys to happiness: • Listen to your body signals. (The Definitive Book of Body Signals by Allan Pease and Barbara Pease) • Live in the moment. (The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle) • Take time to be silent – quiet the in-

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It’s like this: the boom starts within the individual within your By Dr. Ron Ross own heart and mind. You begin by looking deep within your own soul for that’s where your true strength is found. It’s not what the government can do for you, it’s what you can do for yourself!

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– and fortunately that’s something most Americans are used to doing. Most of us don’t feel it necessary to sit on our butts and wait for the government to come and rescue us. We figure the best thing the government can do for us is to get out of our way and let us work and we’ll solve our problems ourselves.

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ver forty weeks ago I began this series titled “Prepare for the Boom”. When I began the series I was anticipating an economic boom that I thought would naturally follow the bust of the last year or so. It was based on the theory that what goes up must come down…and what comes down must go up. I posited that those who were the best prepared for the break upward would receive the greatest benefits from the boom. That’s why each week I wrote about things you and I need to do to be ready when the bust turns into the boom. By most people’s standards, and despite promises of hope and change, what went down is still going down. About the only things that are going up are foreclosures, bankruptcies, prices and unemployment. Some pundits think we’re going to have to wait a long time for the boom. I hope they’re wrong and I know you do too. In the meantime, there’s not a whole lot you and I as individuals can do to bring about immediate changes to the national economic predicament we are in.

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You already know that there is little or no help in the forces that surround you. In most cases those outside forces are working against you, but the powerful forces within your own soul - they can lead you to your destiny. Let me ask you a few questions: Who are you, really? What great longings in your heart still linger? What significant yet perhaps repressed aspirations seek fulfillment? Answer those questions and you will find your real strength. It’s not in some government benefit or bailout. It’s not in winning the lottery or getting a surprise legacy from an unknown recently deceased wealthy uncle. Your strength and your riches are within you. You must bailout yourself, solve your own problems, and create your own legacy. In many ways, my friend, you’re on your own so get after it…whatever for you “it” is. Here’s the point about you that I am trying to make: You never know the measure of your strength until your strength is tested. And right now – this is the season of testing. Over the next few months and years you’ll find out what you are made of. And that is good. For once you find the real you, once you develop your own internal spiritual muscles – you’ll zoom to your zenith – you’ll be ready for the boom because you’ll make your own boom happen! © 2009 Ronald D. Ross Feedback: Dr.Ross@comcast.net For more information about Dr. Ross visit www.MileHighMotivator.com


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• On Sept. 21, 1780, American General Benedict Arnold commits treason when he meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British. In return, Arnold was promised a large sum of money and a high position in the British army. • On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.

• On Sept. 25, 1978, a Pacific Southwest Airlines jet collides in mid-air with a small Cessna over San Diego, killing 153 people. The fuel in the jet burst into a massive fireball upon impact, and a witness on the ground reported that she saw her “apples and oranges bake on the trees.”

• On Sept. 23, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt defends the honor of his small dog, Fala, who had recently been the subject of a political attack. Critics had circulated a story claiming that Roosevelt had accidentally left Fala behind while visiting the Aleutian Islands, and that the president sent a Navy destroyer, at a taxpayer expense of up to $20 million, to go back and pick up the dog.

• On Sept. 27, 1989, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor storms out of a courtroom in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she stood accused of slapping Officer Paul Kramer during a traffic stop and having an open contain-

er and expired license. Gabor violated a court-imposed gag order by calling a prosecution witness “a little punk with a hairdo like a girl.” • On Sept. 24, 1996, bestselling author Stephen King releases two new novels at once. The first, “Desperation,” was released under King’s name, while the second, “The Regulators,” was published under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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This recipe for Hashed Brussels Sprouts is flavorful and delicious. The quick cooking time and the addition of the garlic, onion and mustard complement the sprouts and showcase its flavors in a unique way. Try it and you’re sure to become a Brussels sprouts lover, too!

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In a poll taken last year by the foodie Web site Slashfood.com, more than 78,000 readers weighed in on the foods they hate. Brussels sprouts finished No. 8 on the list of most hated foods. The comments section overflowed with horror stories about being forced to eat the vegetable as a child. One thing I noticed about the readers’ comments was that they ate Brussels sprouts that were muddy colored, overcooked and smelled bad. When Brussels sprouts are properly selected, stored and cooked, they have a bright color, a crisp texture and a delicious flavor. When selecting the vegetable, look for small, young, vibrant green, tightly compacted sprouts. Brussels sprouts are delicious boiled or

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1. Using a large bowl, pour in the lemon juice. Cut bottoms off the sprouts, and discard. Halve sprouts lengthwise. Thinly slice sprouts, cutting around and discarding the firm core. Immediately toss sprout slices with lemon juice to separate leaves and retain color. 2. Heat oil and butter over high heat in a skillet large enough to hold all the sprouts. When oil mixture is hot, but not smoking, add the sprouts, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Cook until sprouts begin to wilt, but leaves are still green and crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Some of the leaves might brown slightly. 3. Move the sprouts to one side of the pan and mix broth, mustard and honey or sugar together in the pan. Combine mixture with the sprouts and cook, stirring, 2 minutes more. Turn off heat, and stir in lemon zest, reserving a little to sprinkle on top of the dish. Transfer to serving bowl, sprinkle with remaining zest and serve. Serves 4.

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These tiny members of the cabbage and mustard family also have cancerfighting phytochemicals, are high in vitamin C and are a good source of folate, vitamin A and potassium. Since Brussels sprouts are so good for you, why do so many people despise them?

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y daughter, Deanna, has always had an unusual love for Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts also were very popular during the 16th century in the southern Netherlands and Northern Europe. They may have been grown in Belgium as early as 1200, and are named for Brussels, the country’s capital.

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steamed until tender but still slightly crisp, or roasted to bring out their natural sugars. Use sprouts that are all about the same size to ensure they will cook quickly and evenly. As a rule, Brussels sprouts cook in about 6 to 7 minutes. Be careful not to overcook Brussels sprouts because they will release sinigrin, a natural gas with a sulfur-like smell.

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nilla and eggs until well-combined. 2. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat until dough forms. 3. Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden (cookies will be soft). With pancake turner, remove cookies to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough. 4. When cookies are cool, prepare icing: In small bowl, stir confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. With small metal spatula or knife, spread icing on cookies; sprinkle with red or green sugar crystals. Set cookies aside to allow icing to dry completely, about 1 hour. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

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fold into the batter. 6. Spoon onto hot griddle that has been lightly buttered. 7. Flip when edges become dry and bubbles start to appear in the center and pop.

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all is just around the corner, so I thought this would be a great way to start the season. Serve with real maple syrup and butter. If you want to add some nuts, sprinkle walnuts or pecans onto each pancake before flipping. I used canned pumpkin because it was easier but you can always cook down a pumpkin and puree it. The batter will last several days in the refrigerator and is even better after it sets a day. Separating the eggs make the batter much more fluffy but you can cream the whole eggs with the sugar and salt and skip step 5 if time is an issue.

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Question: Is it true that I’m supposed to drink 8-8oz. glasses of water per day? Answer: This is actually a more complicated question than you might think, but the answer is no, not necessarily. The daily Adequate Intake (AI) for water is 3.7 liters (132 ounces) for men and 2.7 liters (96 ounces) for women over age 19. You’re probably thinking these numbers are high, but that’s because they represent total water intake from both fluids and foods. This even includes beverages with caffeine and alcohol, since the Institute of Medicine concluded that they contribute to overall hydration, assuming they’re consumed in moderation. Generally speaking, we take in 80% of our water from fluids and 20% from foods, so doing a little math gives us about 105 ounces for men and 77 ounces for women per day. These are rough estimates gathered from national data, and they may be appropriate for some, but how do we go about individualizing these recommendations? It’s actually pretty simple. Ideally, we should base our fluid needs on body weight, since a heavier person clearly needs more water than someone who weighs less. Therefore, a good goal is to drink half your body weight in ounces each day. This approximates the daily fluid losses from your body. For example, a 160-pound person should drink roughly 80 ounces of fluid per day. A simple way to check if you’re adequately hydrated is to make sure your urine color is pale yellow to clear on a consistent basis.

chips in an effort to lose weight, and the nation’s waistline continued to bulge. Fat intake dropped, but carbohydrate intake skyrocketed, resulting in an increase in total calories for many folks. Bottom line…even supposed “health” foods can make weight loss difficult if you simply eat too much. Question: I have trouble remembering to stretch after my workouts. Is it really that important, and if so, what am I missing by not doing it regularly?

Answer: Yes, stretching is a very important part of an overall fitness routine. In fact, it’s just as important as strength training and cardiovascular conditioning, though many individuals don’t adhere to a regular program like they do with these other forms of exercise. Stretching offers numerous benefits, including injury prevention, an increased efficiency of movement and improved blood flow and nutrient delivery to the joints. It also improves muscle coordination, overall balance and postural alignment. It can even help to alleviate muscle soreness and stress after a workout. These are pretty impressive results for just a few minutes of relaxation. Unfortunately, people always seem to be crunched for time, and stretching is usually the first thing to go. In order to make it a consistent part of your training regimen, you need plan for it. Reserve the last ten minutes of your session for stretching, and try not to let your schedule get in the way. After all, you wouldn’t normally cut your lifting or cardio sessions short, would you? The Question: I have a friend that best way to ensure you are getting stocks her cupboards with low- a well-rounded fitness routine, is to calorie versions of everything, and seek the advice and assistance of a she seems to be losing weight. Are Certified Personal Trainer. diet foods really the key to longterm weight management? About the author: Dane Matthew is Answer: Diet foods can certainly the club owner at help, but they have to be used in moderation, just like anything else. Anytime Fitness in Monument. When they’re used as a crutch, achieving your weight loss goals can be much more difficult. Look what happened in the 1980’s and 90’s when low-fat diets were all the rage. People consumed fat-free cookies, low-fat muffins and reduced-fat

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MEDICINES USUALLY CAN CONTROL GOUT DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’m just an old country woman who needs to know more about gout. I have it at least twice a year, and it’s so painful I can’t put my foot to the floor. Please list the things not to eat so that I can kind of keep it under control. -- E.W. ANSWER: Uric acid crystals that bore their way into joints are the cause of gout. Uric acid is a byproduct of the daily turnover of body cells. As long as blood uric acid stays within a normal range, all is well. When its blood level rises, the uric acid infiltrates joints and causes intense joint pain, swelling, redness and heat. Gout mostly happens to middle-aged and older men and to women who have gone through menopause. The base of the big toe is often the first joint to suffer an attack. Further attacks can target the heels, ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers. The definitive proof of gout is finding uric acid crystals in joint fluid. A rise in blood uric acid level is another tip. The gout diet is not very restrictive. In the days before medicines effectively controlled gout, diet was the only remedy. It’s in second place these days. The consumption of red meat and especially organ meat (kidneys, heart, liver, brain and sweetbreads) should be minimized. It’s best to avoid gravies. Seafood, especially anchovies, sardines and shellfish, should be eaten in moderation. Alcohol -- beer in particular -- can provoke an at-

tack. All vegetables and fruits are permitted, and low-fat dairy products appear to prevent attacks.

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Gout medicines are of two varieties: ones for an acute attack and ones for prevention. Indomethacin is an example of medicine for an acute attack, as is colchicine. Zyloprim (allopurinol) and Benemid (probenecid) prevent attacks. Zyloprim decreases uric acid production, and Benemid enhances its excretion by the kidneys.

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*** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I coach juniorvarsity football. In the past three years, I have had three boys have a tooth knocked out. I am trying to prepare if this ever happens again. Can you help? -- H.J. ANSWER: A knocked-out tooth can be saved if quick action is taken. Don’t scrub or rub the tooth. Ligament tissue clings to it, and preserving that tissue is necessary to re-establish its mooring in the tooth socket. Rinse it with tap water. Keep the tooth moist. Reposition in the mouth if that’s possible. If it isn’t, put it in a container with cold milk or sterile saltwater. Transport solutions to preserve teeth are commercially available. One is Save-A-Tooth, and it would be good to keep some vials of it on hand at all games and practices. Get the injured player to a dentist promptly. Make arrangements with a dentist to be on call at home during all games and in the office during practices. Are your players wearing mouth guards? They should be. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2009 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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1. MUSIC: Who played the drums in the ‘60s pop music band “The Monkees”? 2. MEDICAL TERMS: What does it mean to suffer from “dysorexia”? 3. AD SLOGANs: Which airline asked customers in its advertising to “fly the friendly skies”?

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1. When was the last time before 2008 (Tim Lincecum) that a Giants pitcher led the major leagues in strikeouts for a season? 2. When the Milwaukee Brewers made the playoffs in 2008, it was the first time the team had done so since when? 3. Following the NFL’s realignment before

4. PSYCHOLOGY: If someone had lachanophobia, what would he or she be afraid of?

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7. FAMOUS QUOTES: Which comedian once said, “I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury”? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What country’s basic monetary unit is the rand? 9. LITERATURE: Who wrote the first American dictionary?

up in each conference, how many consecutive years did an NFC South team make 4. Who was the first Temple University points in three consecutive seasons? 5. Name the last team before the 200809 Pittsburgh Penguins to win the Stanley Cup after trailing in the championship series three games to two. 6. For the past 15 years, Stanford has won the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup as the best overall college athletics program in the country. Name the only other school to win it. 7. Who was the first person to be award-

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1. Who is Robert Louis Ridarelli? 2. Who sang “Every Breath You Take,” and what was the year? 3. Name the 2001 hit by Lifehouse. 4. Who sang “Believe” in 1999? (Clue: She was half of a duo in the ‘60s.) 5. Which group originally started as Little Miss and the Muffets and then the Meltones? 6. Name the British soul band that covered “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” in 1989. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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New DVD Releases for Week of September 21, 2009 PICKS OF THE WEEK “30 Rock: Season Three” -- “30 Rock” started out as one of those shows that virtually no one watched (think “The Wire,” “Rescue Me,” “Manimal”) yet every critic in the country gushed over. So naturally I avoided it, because critics are big dumb doody-heads and they’re not the boss of me. But my undying love for Tina Fey (and subsequent restraining order -- THANKS

A LOT L.A. County District Court!) could not keep me away. So I began watching the show’s third season. And you know what? “30 Rock.” Is. Awesome. Not only is it the best biting satire of show business ever, “30 Rock” rocks the metahumor and pop-culture refs harder than “South Park,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” ever have -- or will. But don’t take my word for it. NetFlix or Hulu any episode from any season. Trust me, you’ll be “lizzing” within 10 minutes. “Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection” -- This four-disc boxed set contains all the “Wallace & Gromit” animated short films: “A Grand Day Out,” “The Wrong Trousers,” “A Close Shave” and the brandnew “A Matter of Loaf and Death,” wherein our heroes (the hapless inventor Wallace and his thankfully much smarter dog

Gromit) go into the bread-baking business, with hilarious results. If you already own the previously released boxed set of the first three films, don’t despair. You don’t need to buy this one just to get “A Matter of Loaf and Death,” because it’s also being released this week as its own stand-alone disc. “Zombies of the Stratosphere” -- Released in 1952, this is the third and final Republic serial in the Rocketman/Commando Cody series. The plot centers around a plan by the Martians (whose planet is dying) to blast the Earth out of its orbit in order to move Mars into its place. As serials go, this one is pretty good, but the real reason I’m mentioning this particular one is because “Zombies of the Stratosphere” marks the film debut of Leonard Nimoy, who has a small part as Narab, one of the zombie Martians.

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TV SERIES “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” The Complete Second Season “SpongeBob SquarePants: The First 100 Episodes” “Star Trek The Original Series” Season Two “Ghost Whisperer” The Complete Fourth Season “The Mentalist” The Complete First Season “Ugly Betty” Season 3 “Castle” The Complete First Season “Taxi” The Complete Fourth Season “Friday the 13th: The Series” The Final Season “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” The Tenth Year (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) It’s a good week to recheck your probably already overlong “to do” list and decide what to keep and what to discard. Lose the clutter and focus your energy on what’s really important.

1. Mickey Dolenz 2. Reduced appetite 3. United Airlines 4. Fear of vegetables 5. 44 6. World War I (1915) 7. Groucho Marx 8. South Africa 9. Noah Webster 10. Jerome Silberman

SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An offer to help with a stalled project should reassure you that you have a workable plan in spite of the problems in getting it up and running. The week’s end brings more positive news.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Cy Seymour in 1898. 2. It was 1982, when the Brewers lost in the World Series. 3. From the 2002 through the 2006 seasons. 4. Dionte Christmas (2006-07 to 2008-09). 5. Tampa Bay in 2004. 6. North Carolina in the 1993-94 season. 7. Sam Snead in 1949.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Bobby Rydell, who launched his career with “Kissin’ Time” in 1959. He still tours as a solo act. 2. The Police, in 1983. Sting allegedly wrote the song during a breakup with his first wife. 3. “Hanging By a Moment.” The song hit No. 1 in the U.K. and No. 2 in the U.S. 4. Cher. She was the oldest female (age 52) to ever have a No. 1 hit. Her career started as half of Sonny and Cher in 1965 with “I Got You Babe.” 5. The Dixie Cups. They changed their name again in 1964, just before release of their hit “Chapel of Love.” 6. Simply Red. The song reached No. 1, as did their other hit, “Holding Back the Years” in 1986.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A past problem about a workplace situation reemerges early in the week. Talking things out helps ease tensions by midweek, but some hurt feelings could linger a few more days. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Optimistic aspects dominate your efforts. However, expect to confront some criticism, some of which might be valid, so keep an open mind. But overall, it’s your views that will count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Social interaction with new people, especially on the job, could be a bit strained in the early part of the week. But the awkwardness passes as you get to know each other better. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect news about a follow-up to a workplace change that could make a difference in your career path. Meanwhile, new friends widen the circle for all you Social Lions who love to party. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Enjoy your well-earned plaudits for a job well done. But be aware that some people might not share your colleagues’ admiration, and you might have to work harder to win them over.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time to take a new perspective on what you’ve been offered. Expanding your view could help to uncover any plusses or minuses that weren’t apparent at first. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Applying the usual methods to this week’s unique challenges might not work too well. Instead, use your creativity to find a way to resolve any impasse that develops. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) So what if fate throws some obstacles in your path this week? Just keep in mind that the sure-footed and resolute Goat can get past any barrier by focusing on the goals up ahead. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This week calls for better communication with people in both your private life and the workplace. Start by asking questions, and then pay close attention to the answers. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Potentially beneficial workplace changes could be closer than you realize. Make sure you know what’s going on so that you’re not left high and dry when the good things happen. BORN THIS WEEK: You’re not timid about pushing to have your aims realized once you’ve set your mind to accomplishing your goals. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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In fact, helping people understand the necessity of being properly insured and the need to seek professional advice regarding those needs is the ultimate goal of Life Insurance Awareness Month, which is coordinated by the nonprofit Life and Health Foundation for Education (LIFE). Some 68 million adult Americans have no life insurance at all, according to LIMRA International, a worldwide association of insurance and financial services companies. And many people with insurance have far less coverage than they need.

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If you have loved ones depending on your income, it’s important to discuss how life insurance may protect them. But choosing the right amount of coverage, and the right type, is not quite that simple. So let’s take a look at two key questions you need to ask: How much insurance do I need? And what type of insurance is right for me?

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There are many factors to consider when determining how much insurance you need. That’s why you’ll need to look at some key variables in your life, such as: How many children do you have? Do you plan for them all to go to college? Do any of them have special needs? How many years left on your mortgage? What other debts do you have? An experienced financial professional will be able to use the answers to these questions and others to help determine how much life insurance

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you need. Your next step is to decide which type of coverage best fits your needs. Essentially, your choice is between term insurance, which offers a death benefit for a specific period of time, and permanent insurance, which can provide lifetime protection plus the potential to build cash value taxdeferred. Keep in mind that all guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company and that certain features come at additional costs. There’s no hard-and-fast rule as to which type of coverage to choose. However, when you’re starting out in your career, and your children are young, you might find that term insurance could be a cost effective way for covering a short-term need (generally 20 years or less). On the other hand, if you choose a permanent insurance policy, such as whole life or universal life, you can potentially build cash value that you can access during your life on a tax-advantaged basis. Since permanent insurance has a cash value component, the premiums may initially be more costly than those for term insurance. Which choice — term or permanent — is right for you? It depends on a variety of factors, including your cash flow, your investment portfolio and how many years you plan on keeping your coverage. Also, you’ll need to review your insurance coverage regularly to make sure it still meets your needs and addresses any changes in your situation. A financial advisor can help you make the right selections. Taking steps today allows you to celebrate Life Insurance Awareness Month secure in the knowledge that you’ve taken the right steps to help protect your family. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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t’s a good idea to keep an eye on class-action lawsuits. By learning of active lawsuits you could discover that you have compensation coming to you, or it might be the only way you learn of dangerous products if you weren’t notified by the manufacturer.

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ecently, I represented a client, a large scale dog breeder, in court on misdemeanor charges of possession of “dangerous” dogs. The case was interesting in that, although the owner of the dogs and the real property operated a business on the property where the alleged attacks occurred, and the alleged “victim” was allegedly a prospective “customer” of that business, the “victim” actually entered upon the property without my client’s permission, during a period of time when it was closed to the public, with signs clearly indicating that fact. And those simple facts may make all the difference in the world to our case. The possessor of real property has varying duties of care that he owes to those who enter upon his property, depending upon how they are classified under the law. Traditionally, those entering upon the land of another were classified as “trespassers”, “licensees”, and “invitees.” A “trespasser”, as most are well aware, is a person who enters or remains upon land in the possession of another without permission, express or implied. A possessor of real property has no duty towards trespassers, at least not adult trespassers, to keep them safe. By trespassing, that person assumes the risk of any harm that may befall him. As with most areas of the law, there are some exceptions to this general policy, but on the whole, it is the case with respect to adults.

A “licensee” is a person who enters upon the property of another, with that other’s knowledge and permission, but who enters for his own benefit and purpose, not for the benefit or purpose of the possessor of the property. Good examples of licensees are a social guest, a sightseer, solicitors, salesmen, recreational users, etc. The possessor of the property does have some duty to protect licensees, but only as to injuries caused by the possessor’s activities, dangerous conditions actually known to him, and the like. An “invitee” is a person who enters upon the property of another, with the express or implied invitation of the possessor of the property, to do business with the possessor, for the possessor’s anticipated benefit. The possessor of the property does have an affirmative duty to protect invitees, not only against dangers of which he knows, but also of those that with reasonable care he might discover. Good examples of invitees are store customers, bar patrons, theater-goers, etc. However, even given this duty towards invitees, the possessor of the property is not an insurer of the safety of those invitees; he is only required to exercise “reasonable care” for their safety. A person who enters a store during business hours, while it is open, with the possibility of doing business with the storekeeper, is an invitee. That same individual, even if he wishes to do business with that storekeeper, who enters into the store during the night, or on a day or during a time of year when it is not open for business, and where that fact is clearly indicated, is a trespasser, to whom very little duty is owed. While strict liability might apply for injuries caused by a “dangerous” dog to licensees or invitees, in the absence of actual knowledge that a trespasser was entering upon the property, and actual knowledge that the dogs in questions are “dangerous” and will attack, there should be no liability imposed. This is a general discussion, and introduction only, to what is a very complicated topic. Please consult your legal advisor regarding your particular situation.

For additional information contact, Lisa Welch Stevens, Attorney at Law P.C. Representing Colorado Businesses and Business Owners 719.488.9395

Not all parties can be found. By looking online on a regular basis at lists of suits, you can discover whether a product you have or a service you’ve used has come under a lawsuit. Perhaps you were charged extra fees for something, or There are both advantages and disadvantages to felt ill after drinking a certain energy drink, or found that your new laptop battery didn’t work being a member of a class-action lawsuit. as long as advertised. There could be compensaOne big advantage is that all the work is be- tion. ing done for you. For example, if you bought a toaster and it didn’t perform correctly, perhaps To search for class-action lawsuits online, put you just threw it out and vowed never to buy that “class action lawsuits 2009” in a browser. Or, if brand again. You wouldn’t go to the expense of you’ve had problems with a certain product or hiring an attorney and filing suit over a toaster. company, use that company name plus “lawsuit” But if a large number of people had bad toasters, as your search parameters. you could be due compensation. notice will be sent notifying you that you are a “member of a class” in a legal action. It will tell you about your rights, which are that you can stay in it or you can opt out (usually in writing).

A class-action lawsuit comes about when someone files suit and it is determined that many oth- There is a disadvantage, however, if you do not ers should be part of it because of similar loss or wish to be included. If you’ve suffered more injury. damages than a class member is likely to get, you need to opt out and file your own suit or In the event you can be found (for instance, if you’ll be held to the same level of damages as you sent in a warranty card on an appliance), a other members.

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David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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During this economic downturn, there is a silver lining. The cost of material goods is lower now than it has been for years. The cost for labor has also been reduced significantly. The result for residential homeowners is the cost of remodeling is at an all-time low. If you remodel during this window of opportunity, you will realize a huge return on your investment. When our economy turns around, as it has several times before, the old adage “Buy Low, Sell High” can really apply to the value that will be added to your home. Here is a list of the local contractors who work together to help you with all of your residential home repair and general remodeling. Everyone is licensed and insured, and together, we have over 275 years experience. We all promise top-quality workmanship, warrantied materials and first-class customer service.

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• Get Out/Stay Busy: If you attend exercise classes, start asking about rides if the weather isn’t good. Collect names and phone numbers of people in the class who live near you. If you meet regularly with friends, make plans for continuing to get to-

Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com.

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• Stay Healthy: Ask your doctor if you should get a flu shot. If the answer is yes, put a reminder on your calendar. Declutter to make sure paths through the house are safe.

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• Groceries: Start adding a few things to your weekly grocery list so you can prepare meals when it’s too cold or dangerous to go out. Aim for at least a week of meals on hand. Canned goods (fruits, vegetables, soups, stews) or dry foods (side dishes, drink mixes) store well. Work from a list and keep track of what you’re accumulating. Add paper products, light bulbs, flashlight batteries and pet food.

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• Stay Warm: If your living space needs winterization, make calls to arrange for help. Replace caulking around doors and windows, install storm windows (or the special plastic that you shrink with a hair dryer) to reduce drafts. If you live in snow country, make arrangements now to have someone shovel or plow so you’re not caught with the first big snow storm and no way to get out. Look for sales on a coat, gloves and non-skid boots, if you need them. Invest in a favorite new sweater or vest to wear around the house.

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Preparing for the Fall Season, Part 1

Furnace and Water Heater Maintenance Checklist Before the weather grows colder it's important to prepare for the winter months to prevent costly damage.

 Consider having a Qualified Heating Service Company service your gas furnace or heating system at least every two years. This will ensure optimal performance and discover minor problems before they turn into costly major repairs.  Check and clean or replace furnace air filters each month during the heating season to have healthy air all season!.

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 Turn on and light the gas furnace pilot light if it has been turned off for the summer.  Remove the grilles on forced air systems and vacuum inside the ducts. Cleaning your ducts will better your heating system's efficiency as well as to reduce household dust and to provide relief to those with respiratory problems.  Also vacuum the air return

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 Know how to locate and turn off the water shut-off valve.  After consulting your hot water tank owner's manual, drain off a bucket full of water from the clean-out valve at the bottom of your hot water tank to control sediment and maintain efficiency.  Know how to adjust water temperature and water pressure on your water heater for comfort and safety. Consult your owner's manual.

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 Ensure that all smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers are in good working order.  Review your fire escape plan with your family

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