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LET’S ASK AN EXPERT In an April 2004 article, Elizabeth (no last name listed), who writes for Reelclassics.com wrote, “They are films that can be watched on many different levels, and as a result, enjoyed again and again over the years in new ways. Because they adhere to certain standards of discretion and use established cinematic devices to imply what they cannot say explicitly, they also can’t rely on sex or violence to hold the audience’s attention. Rather than resorting to the use of blatant sensorial stimulations like explosions, nudity Classic Spooky Movies... Continued on Page 2

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the classic spooky movie, Frankenstein. He also had starring roles in The Old Dark House, the and flashy editing, classic movies use compel- Mummy and The Bride of Frankenstein. ling stories and characters, or snappy dialogue, or high production values (cinematography, edit- Bela Lugosi was best known for his stellar pering, shot composition, scoring, sets and costum- formance in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. ing, etc.), or good acting, or some combination of the above qualities to attract and entertain the Vincent Price thrilled us with The Raven, Tales of Terror, The Pit and The Pendulum, Theater of audience.” Blood, and House on Haunted Hill, just to name And, lucky for us, classics are still being made a few. and enjoyed today based on this definition.

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What role, other than the obvious, do the actors play in making a movie a classic? There are some actors who either by design or happenstance became classic spooky movie actors, and probably The Wizard of Oz - Possibly the standard spooky make those movies better because of their mem- movie for the whole family. Lots of great song and dance, along with good and bad witches, and orable performances. let’s not forget about those flying monkeys. It’s Lon Chaney, Sr. nicknamed “the man of a thou- all fun and games until the flying monkeys atsand faces,” is synonymous with classic spooky tack. movies and he’s a ‘local.’ Chaney was born on April 1, 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is likely best known for his performances in the classic Hunch Back of Norte Dame and Phantom of the Opera. Chaney had a particular skill for using makeup to create grotesque and deformed images of himself for the sake of his character. He was slated to star in the first Dracula movie, but unfortunately he passed away before production started. Chaney’s memory has been honored by the naming of The Lon Chaney Theater in the old City Auditorium Building in downtown Colorado Springs.

High Spirits - Grandmas love Steve Guttenberg and the rest of the family will love this hauntingly amusing tale about an Irish castle converted to hotel whose owner pretends the castle is haunted to attract more visitors. The American visitors bring some real ghosts with them to make things more interesting. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - Starring Lon Chaney, Jr. and the riotous slap stick comedy of Abbott and Costello

Beetle Juice - A classic that parents will enjoy Chaney’s son, Lon Chaney, Jr. followed in his fa- watching for the third or fourth time and is still ther’s footsteps with great movies like Man Made funny enough for children to enjoy nearly 20 Monster, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein Meets the years after its release. Imagine a ghost couple Wolf Man, House of Frankenstein, House of who hire a ghost, Beetlejuice, to scare away the Dracula, and Abbot and Costello Meet Franken- new mortal inhabitants of their home. stein. Lon Chaney, Jr. went on to make a variety The Ghost and Mr. Chicken - Starring Don of other spooky movies during his career. Kotts, this is a classic for the whole family. Who Boris Karloff starred in and is best known for

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Tremors - Giant man-eating worms hold an entire small town at bay. Kevin Bacon gives a great performance in this one. Lake Placid - Want more entertainment than man-eating worms? How about a giant man-eating crocodile that’s eating all the townspeople? This thriller is lots of fun for the night before Halloween or any time for the whole family. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - For those of you who want to watch a movie with no absolutely no realism that can’t be taken too seriously, this is for you. It’s also great for the youngsters.

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Serial Mom - There is some violence and language in this one, but for a family with children in the teens or older, it could be a great choice for your Halloween movie night.

FOR GROWNUP GHOULS ONLY Then there are the scary flicks for the older set. If under 16, it’s advised that the parents prescreen these tales of terror. The Exorcist - This horror classic stars Linda Blair as a young girl possessed by Satanic forces, Ellen Burstyn as her terrified mother, and Max von Sydow and Jason Miller as the priests who must confront the powers of Hell – and their own inner demons – to save Blair. Silence of the Lambs - stars Jodie Foster as a young FBI trainee and Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter. This is the ultimate in realistic spooky. If you’ve never seen it, treat yourself to Classic Spooky Movies... Continued on Page 4

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• On Oct. 26, 1825, the 425-mile Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River. The work was largely done by Irish diggers, who had to rely on primitive tools. They were paid $10 a month, and barrels of whiskey were placed along the canal route as encouragement. • On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France, is dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. On the pedestal was inscribed “The New

Colossus,” a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus that begins “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

ues to hover over Donora, Pa. During a five-day period, the smog killed about 20 people and made thousands more seriously ill. Airborne pollutants emitted from a zinc smelting plant and steel mills appeared to have been trapped by fog close to the ground, where they were inhaled by local residents.

• On Oct. 31, 1912, “The Musketeers of Pig Alley,” directed by D.W. Griffith, debuts. The movie, which followed the career of a gangster nicknamed the Snapper Kid, initiated a long Hollywood tradition of “gangster movies.”

• On Oct. 27, 1954, “Disneyland,” Walt Disney’s first television series, premieres on ABC. The one-hour show, introduced by Tinkerbell, presented a rotating selec-

tion of cartoons, dramas, movies and other entertainment. It ran for 34 years under various names. • On Nov. 1, 1969, “Suspicious Minds,” by Elvis Presley, hits No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The song was Presley’s first chart-topper in seven years and would be his last, as he failed to hit the Top 10 again before his death in 1977.

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• On Oct. 30, 1938, Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds” -- a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. Perhaps as many as a million radio listeners believed that a real Martian invasion was under way.

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SNIPPETZŽ HEALTH AND WELLNESS lower triglycerides. If this doesn’t get the job done, then he should consider the medicine route. Niacin and gemfibrozil can bring down the triglyceride reading. Diabetes, a low output of thyroid hormone, kidney disease and some medicines like beta blockers and thiazide diuretics raise triglyceride levels.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 31year-old son-in-law is 6 feet tall, weighs 185 pounds and is in good physical condition. His concern is triglycerides. His measure more than 600. His cholesterol is just a bit high. He eats very healthily, with little fast food. He drinks only diet soda and skim milk. He uses sugar substitutes in his coffee. He eats much Indian food. Any help is appreciated. -- B.W. ANSWER: Total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) and HDL cholesterol (the good kind) have star billing when it comes to artery hardening and heart disease. The spotlight has begun to shine on triglycerides, and now they are sharing billing with cholesterol. Triglycerides are fats. The whitish, yellowish stuff you see in a cut of meat is triglycerides. Guidelines tell us that a triglyceride level below 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L) is ideal; levels between 150 and 199 (1.7-2.2) are borderline bad; levels from 200 to 499 (2.2-5.6) are bad, and anything over 500 (5.6) is very bad. Your son-in-law is in the “very bad� category. For overweight people, weight loss is the first step in bringing down triglycerides. This doesn’t apply to your son-in-law. He should severely limit rapidly absorbed carbohydrates, like sugar. They raise triglycerides. He also should cut back on red meat and full-fat dairy products. He has to steer clear of trans fats, found in some commercially prepared foods, particularly baked goods and many fast-food deep-fried items. He has to limit alcohol. Your son-in-law is doing all this, but his levels still are too high. Three hours of weekly exercise can

Very high triglyceride levels can inflame the pancreas -- pancreatitis. Your son-in-law is at the threshold of that complication.

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MB is a sweet little boy and his foster family says he is a true delight! His momma is a small dog but we have no clue what daddy looked like. MB can be rather vocal, not with barking but crying. He does not like to be alone. When MB does find his forever home the first few nights might be sleepless ones. However as with all puppies they soon bond with their new family and the sleepless nights are a thing of the past pretty quickly.

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It is always a challenge when adopting a new pet. SAINT Animal Rescue asks the adopter to give the animal a reasonable amount of time to adjust to it’s new family and environment. This is so very important to your new family member as well as your existing family members. Don’t forget to check out our website, saintanimalrescue.org We have pets waiting to be adopted into a loving family. “Every boy who has a dog should also have a mother, so the dog can be fed regularly.” -Anonymous

practicioners. This is a very good overview of alternative methods of cat care, and an excellent starting place for owners searching for a better way to care for their pet.

his month’s pet books provide interesting alternative outlooks on training and care for pets of all ages.

Dog owners might be interested in a new offering from pet expert and cognitive psychologist Sean Senechal. “Dogs Can Sign, Too: A Breakthrough Method for Teaching Your Dog to Communicate to You” (Ten Speed Press/Celestial Arts) is a fascinating manual that takes training beyond obedience and into improved communication.

Many pet owners are interested in providing as healthy a lifestyle for their pets as they are for the rest of their family. I’ve answered many questions in the past about raw-food diets and herbal medicine. For cat owners, the latest addition to the slowly increasing number of books on the subject is “The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care” by Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D, and Jean Hofve, DVM (Quarry Books).

While the book seems a bit wordy up front, it soon delves into practical, step-by-step training methods for you and your dog. Senechal builds on natural cues that dogs tend to make to their owners, and provides training steps that enable dog and human to signal more effectively. But I’m not explaining this method well enough -- pick up a copy of this book and prepare to look at training in a new way.

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This full-color handbook is filled with information and illustrations on cat care, and provides advice on healthy natural diets, herbal remedies, alternative treatments like acupuncture, and most helpfully, an index of resources to help owners find things like environmentally friendly cat litter and holistic

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A pomegranate is about the size of an apple, and has a leathery, deep-red to purplish-red rind. When choosing the perfect pomegranate, look at the skin. It should be thin, tough and unbroken, indicating the flavor is well-developed. The pithy membrane around the seeds should not be too prominent, and the seed-coats tender and edible. When you split the hard fruit open, a mass of red seeds in a spongy white membrane is revealed. Only the seeds, with their sweettart flavor and juice-squirting texture, are edible. Also, for the fullest of flavor, the seeds should have an abundance of juice. One medium-size pomegranate will yield about 1/2 cup of juice or 3/4 cup of seeds. Pomegranates can be held at room temperature for reasonable periods of time, out of direct sun. The whole fruit or seeds can be refrigerated in plastic bags, or the seeds can be frozen separately. For longer storage, refrigerate the pomegranates at 32 F to 41 F. Most of the fiber you get from eating pomegranates comes from the seeds. So to keep up with a healthy dose of daily fiber, crunch away! You also can sprinkle pomegranate seeds over salads, fruit desserts, cakes and puddings, or use them in marinades, glazes and for garnish. Pomegranate seeds also are a delicious topping for waffles, oatmeal, pancakes, cereal or sundaes. For a unique way of incorporating pomegranates into your cooking repertoire, try this flavorful recipe from Rick Rodgers’ “Autumn Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy With Family and Friends” (Morrow Cookbooks). “If you’ve never roasted salmon, get ready

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“One important tip: Incorporate the butter over very low heat so it softens into a creamy emulsion with the acidic base; if the heat is too high, the butter will simply melt. While the sauce is made with bottled pomegranate juice, garnish each serving with a few pomegranate seeds, if you wish.” ROASTED SALMON WITH POMEGRANATE BUTTER SAUCE 1 (2-pound) center-cut salmon fillet, with skin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Pomegranate Beurre Rouge 1/2 cup bottled pomegranate juice 1/2 cup chicken broth or vegetarian broth 2 tablespoons minced shallots 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon crumbled dried rosemary 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 8 equal portions Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly oil a large rimmed baking sheet. 2. Run your fingers over the cut side of the salmon, feeling for any pin bones. If necessary, pull out the bones with sterilized tweezers. Place the salmon on the baking sheet, skin side up. Season with salt and pepper. 3. Cut the salmon vertically into 6 equal portions, but do not separate the pieces. (This makes the salmon easier to serve after cooking.) 4. Roast until the salmon show just a hint of bright pink when prodded in the center of the fillet at one of the cuts with the tip of a knife, 12 to 15 minutes. 5. Meanwhile, make the Beurre Rouge. In a medium saucepan, bring the pomegranate juice, wine, shallots and rosemary to a boil over high heat. Cook until the liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 6 minutes. Reduce the heat to very low. 6. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in 1 tablespoon of butter. Whisk until the butter softens into a creamy texture, occasionally returning the pan to the heat to keep it warm, but not hot. Repeat with the remaining butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Season with the salt and pepper to taste. If you wish, strain the sauce through a coarsemesh wire strainer into a serving bowl, but I usually skip this refinement, as the sauce will taste great one way or the other. Do not bother to try to keep the sauce piping hot -- it will be heated by the warmth of the salmon. Serve the salmon on individual dinner plates, and spoon the sauce on top. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

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av, as the Kiwis down under say, is a traditional New Zealand dessert that was made back in the mid ‘20s for the ballerina Anna Pavlova. It has a light and dreamy texture that should have a crispy shell and a marshmellowy center. This recipe comes from my brother-in-laws mother via his sister, who are all from New Zealand. Some of the recipes I found used lemon juice but I found that it didn’t come out as fluffy. Caster sugar is a fine granulated sugar. If you have a hard time finding it regular granulated sugar will do. Typical fruits used down under are kiwi fruit, strawberries, passion fruit and mangos. For a variation try folding in some cocoa powder at step 3.

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1. ANATOMY: What is the largest bone in the foot? 2. MUSIC: What did the title of the song “Pennsylvania 6-5000” refer to? 3. GEOGRAPHY: What is the westernmost point in the contiguous United States? 4. LITERATURE: How many daughters did the king have in Shakespeare’s play “King Lear”? 5. HISTORY: Who founded the abolitionist newspaper “The North Star”? 6. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin phrase “non compos mentis” mean? 7. PSYCHOLOGY: Someone who suffers from didaskaleinophobia would have an abnormal fear of what? 8. COMICS: What is the name of the family dog in the “Dennis the Menace” comic panel? 9. SCIENCE: How fast can a bolt of lightning travel? 10. TELEVISION: In what fictional city does the soap opera “All My Children” take place?

1. When was the last time before 2007-08 that the Chicago Cubs won back-to-back division titles? 2. Who was the first player chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1997 expansion draft? 3. When was the last time before 2008 (Arizona State) that a Division I college football team tallied four defensive touchdowns in a game? 4. In 2008, the Denver Nuggets tallied 168 points in a game. When was the last time an NBA team had that many points in a regulation game? 5. How many 40-goal seasons had Marian Hossa tallied entering the 2009-10 NHL campaign? 6. In 2008, Chris Barnes became the third bowler to win both the PBA Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards in his career. Name either of the other two to do it. 7. Name the only filly in the Kentucky Derby between 1945 and 1980.

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1. Name the two artists who did “The Boy Is Mine.” Bonus point for knowing the year. 2. Put these Michael Jackson hits in chronological order: “Thriller,” “Black or White,” “Billie Jean” and “Bad.” 3. Which hard-rock Foreigner song from 1977 was used in the movie “Superbad” in 2007 and was then picked up by former “American Idol” contestant Chris Daughtry on his debut album? 4. Which two artists cut “Ebony and Ivory”? 5. Name the two No. 1 hits by the group Mr. Mister. 6. What was The Knack’s debut single? (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

In order to keep everyone honest (you know who you are,) we have moved the answers and solutions to the trivia and puzzles to the next page (15).

New DVD Releases for Week of October 26, 2009 PICKS OF THE WEEK “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” -- The “Ice Age” franchise continues, and in this third installment we find Manny the Mammoth (Ray Romano) about to become a father. Feeling a bit left out, Diego the Sloth (John Leguizamo) heads off and discovers three

big eggs and decides to be a papa, too. Turns out the eggs are dinosaur eggs and when they hatch, oh what hijinks ensue! While not the best film in the series, “Dawn of the Dinosaurs” is good enough to keep your young ‘un quiet -- although the threat of having to listen to Ray Romano’s voice for 90 minutes is enough to get anyone to do what you say. “The Prisoner: The Complete Series” -- Thanks to the upcoming AMC remake, this cult TV classic from 1968 is getting the full-on, top-shelf treatment it deserves: Totally remastered, highdef video, 5.1 audio and tons of special features. Patrick McGoohan stars as Number 6, a secret agent who resigns from his organization only to find

himself drugged and taken to a remote island village where he is subjected to bizarre psychological attacks in order to find out what secrets he has. “The Prisoner” is the most twisted surreal television program ever produced, and well worth the viewing. DOG OF THE WEEK “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” -The series may be dead, but that’s not stopping the producers from milking more money from fans. “The Plan” is the “Battlestar Galactica” saga as seen from the perspective of the Cylons -- a kind of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” telling of the story. Frankly, instead of “The Plan,” Ron Moore & Co. should’ve released “Battlestar Galactica: The Series Finale That Didn’t

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TV SERIES “Life After People (History): The Series” The Complete Season One

“The Guardian” The First Season “On the Road with Charles Kuralt” Set 1 “Tales from the Darkside” The Second Season “Mannix” The Third Season “Patton 360” The Complete Season 1 “The Fugitive” Season Three, Vol. 1 (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. The heel bone, or calcaneus 2. A telephone number 3. Cape Alava, Wash. 4. Three 5. Frederick Douglass 6. Not of sound mind 7. Going to school 8. Ruff 9. Up to 130,000 mph. 10. Pine Valley, Pa.

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SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. It was 1907-08. 2. Pitcher Brian Anderson. 3. The University of Houston did it in 1987. 4. Phoenix had 173 points in a game in 1990. 5. Three, with a high of 45 goals for Ottawa in 2002-03. 6. Mike Aulby and Tommy Jones. 7. Silver Spoon finished fifth in 1959.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Brandy and Monica, two single-name R&B artists, cut the song in 1998. It spent weeks at the top of the charts. 2. “Billie Jean” (1983), “Thriller” (1984), “Bad” (1987) and “Black or White” (1991). 3. “Feels Like the First Time.” 4. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder in 1982. The song stayed at the No. 1 position on the Billboard charts for seven weeks. 5. “Broken Wings” in 1985 and “Kyrie” in 1986. The sound at the start of “Broken Wings” is said to be the crash of a cymbal played in reverse. 6. “My Sharona” in 1979 on the group’s album “Get the Knack.” The song stayed on the charts at No. 1 for six weeks and ended up in the coveted No. 1 slot for the year.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Financial matters once again figure in any major action you might take regarding career, travel or other endeavors. You’ll want a ready reserve to help you back up those moves.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Caution dominates the Sheep’s monetary aspect this week. Rams and Ewes might want to shear their big spending plans until a more favorable financial picture begins to emerge by week’s end.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Trying to resolve a problem in a personal relationship could be more difficult than you’d expected. Look into the possibility that someone might be interfering for his or her own reasons.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Thrift counts both at home and at work. So you might want to rethink major purchases or investments. Also, be wary of a so-called revelation about a previous decision.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A project you once rejected might be more attractive because of changes that you feel you can now work with. The weekend is especially favorable to family matters.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Both household budgets and workplace accounts might benefit from some judicious trimming of unnecessary expenses. A partnership could lead to an unexpected challenge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A previously overlooked opportunity could reemerge with a new travel-related matter. Check this out carefully to see if it’s what you really want before you decide one way or another. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This could be the start of a new career-changing phase, so start marking down your many accomplishments for those who need to know how much you have to offer. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) It’s not too early for the sometimes procrastinating Virgo to start making those longdistance travel plans. The sooner you decide where to go, when to go and how to go, the better.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good week for the gregarious Goat to enjoy being with people you care for. You might even want to show off those creative kitchen skills you’re so adept at. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A colleague might think your attitude is patronizing or even outright insulting. True. That might be his or her problem. But you might want to take some reassuring steps anyway. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) It’s a good time to jettison those old concepts about a family matter you might have been holding on to. This will help make room for a new and more enlightened way of dealing with it. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to analyze a puzzling situation before you try to resolve it. This makes you excel at getting things done the right way. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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FINANCIAL FOCUS AVOID THOSE SCARY INVESTMENT MOVES Provided by Adam Grayson of EdwardJones Investments

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t’s Halloween time again, so you’ll probably be seeing a lot of ghosts, goblins, witches and werewolves. While you may find these sightings more amusing than fear-inducing, you don’t have to look far to find things that really are frightening — such as scary investment moves.

TODAY’S DECISIONS CAN IMPACT YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE. You’re Invited … The decisions you make today can have a lasting impact on your future. Are you asking yourself questions like: Is the recession over? Is this recovery real? When will my investments recover? If so, it’s time to consider whether the time is right for you to get off the sidelines and back into the market.

Fortunately, by recognizing these sinister steps, you can help avoid them. Here are a few to consider:

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Scary Move No. 1: Trying to “time” the market — If you always knew when to “buy low and sell high,” you’d be a tremendously successful investor. Unfortunately, no one can accurately predict highs and lows — and if you try to jump in and out of investments in response to speculation about where the market is heading, you could end up missing good opportunities. You’re typically better off by staying invested and investing based on your individual risk tolerance, time horizon and need for diversification. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.)

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Scary Move No. 2: Chasing after “hot” tips — You can get “hot” investment tips from anybody — your neighbor, your brother-in-law or even that guy you always see at the bus stop. But while these tips may be well intentioned, they may be flawed, f or a couple of reasons. First, if an investment really was “hot,” by the time you hear about it and get around to purchasing it, it may already be cooling off. But more importantly, it might not be suitable for your individual needs. Look

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for investments that you understand and that can help you meet your goals. Scary Move No. 3: Investing too aggressively — or too conservatively. If you invest too aggressively, you could be taking unnecessary chances. On the other hand, if you invest too conservatively, you may never achieve your longterm objectives. Try to find a mix of investments that fits your individual risk tolerance. Scary Move No. 4: Leaving your portfolio “unbalanced” — Over time, your individual situation will change, as will the fundamentals of some of the investments you own. That’s why it’s important that you regularly rebalance your portfolio, possibly with the help of an experienced financial professional. Scary Move No. 5: Failing to take advantage of investment opportunities — To help meet your goals, such as a comfortable retirement, it’s important to take advantage of suitable investment opportunities. Contribute as much as you can afford to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, as well as your IRA and other retirement accounts you may have. As an investor, your greatest ally is time, so the more years you invest — especially when you’re investing in tax-advantaged accounts such as a 401(k) and an IRA — the greater your prospects for achieving your financial objectives. You can’t elude all the pitfalls that life may hold in store. But by avoiding these terrifying investment moves, you can help improve your prospects for longterm success — and that’s not a scary thought at all. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. For additional information, contact:

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ften after I have discussed with clients the pros and cons of incorporating their business, and the best choice of limited liability entity, I receive a call questioning the necessity of doing so. Invariably this is because, at my urging, they have consulted with an accountant, and he has told them they don’t need to incorporate. The accountant may note – correctly – that they are not yet generating sufficient income from the business to realize any of the tax benefits incorporation can bring. The problem is that the accountant is so focused on tax and other financial issues that he has lost sight of the legal issues. Limited liability entities are first and foremost creatures of LAW, created fundamentally for legal reasons. The intent behind permitting such entities is to shield business people from personal liability should their businesses fail or

to get excellent interest rates when you apply for loans. It’s not necessarily so. Your scores can drop anyway. Take this example: You have a card with a $10,000 available credit limit. You keep your balances down around $3,000 -- approximately 30 percent. Without any good reason (except that it just wants to), your credit-card company drops your available credit, perhaps down to $5,000. Suddenly your credit usage appears to be at 60 ehaving responsibly with your credit is percent. Your credit scores will fall based on no guarantee that the credit-card compa- using too much of the available credit, without nies won’t make unwarranted changes to your having done a single thing wrong. An even worse case is when the card companies your terms. Let’s say you’re a responsible credit user who lower your available credit every month down to is never late making credit-card payments, pays the level of your new balance: Make a payment, more than the minimum each month and keeps and the result is your new credit availability, and your balances below 30 percent of available you’re using 100 percent of it. It appears that credit. You have high credit scores, and you’re you’ve maxed out your card. proud of that fact. You believe that as long as If this happens to you, you’re not alone. Credyou continue to handle credit in a responsible it-card companies have cut available credit to manner, your scores will stay high, allowing you many. Now, per the new laws, they will have to

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Some businesses clearly face more risk than others. I have told clients with businesses facing little or no liability risk that they probably need not incorporate for any legal reasons. An example might be a client who works as an independent contractor providing administrative office services. However, I had one client, an electrician, who was working in private residences and commercial establishments repairing and installing electrical wiring. Clearly, he potentially faced a huge risk of personal liability in the event of a resultant electrical fire or the like. I strongly recommended he incorporate his business; his accountant tried to talk him out of it on the grounds there was not yet any tax benefit to doing so. Fortunately, when I pointed out to my client his legal liability risks, he did incorporate.

Just as an accountant may be so focused on tax or other financial issues that he or she neglects to consider the legal issues surrounding the decision to incorporate, so may an attorney be so focused on the legal issues that he or she neglects to consider the tax or financial issues. For this reason I always recommend that my clients consult their accountant as well in order to insure that ALL important issues and factors are considered.

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warn you in advance, but it likely won’t be in time for you to pay down balances so that your percentage of credit used stays low. One-third of your credit score depends on how well you stay within the limits of your available credit. Keep a sharp eye out for information leaflets from your credit-card companies. You might be told that your new minimum payment will be an increased percentage of the existing balance, or that your interest rate is rising, your due date is changing or your available credit is being slashed. Then look at your credit-card statements each and every month to see if those changes have taken effect. As always when dealing with credit-card companies: beware. 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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Thanks to the National Family Caregiver Support Program, there are now more help resources for caregivers than ever before.

The Family Care Navigator at the above site has a list of resources by state. Click on the state graphic and it will take you to a menu of available services in your area and contact information.

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5 Bedroom 5 Bath 3 Car Garage 3 Acres; Private Forest Setting; '98 Parade of Homes Winner; Huge Stone Frplc Wall; 2 Story Wood Beam Clngs; Butternut Woodwork; Granite & Stone tile; Romantic Master Suite w/ Private Sitting area & Frplc; Jetted Tub; WalkOut Bsmnt; Family Rm w/ Frplc & Wet Bar; Workout Rm/ Theater; A/C; Alarm

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First Time Home Buyers!

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Preparing for the Fall Season, Part 6 Yard Equipment Maintenance Checklist

Before the weather grows colder it's important to prepare for the winter months to prevent costly damage.  Yard equipment will last longer and run better if you take some extra time to do a little equipment maintenance in the Fall. The following is a checklist for storing equipment for the Winter!  The first step to this maintenance is to acquire a copy of the owner's manual and factory maintenance schedule for each piece of equipment. If you've lost manuals over the years, don't worry, most manufacturers make manuals available on their websites.  Use the remaining fuel. There are always a few scattered leaves or ragged borders that need attention in the fall. Run off the remain

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ing fuel in lawn mowers, weed trimmers, leaf blowers, and other gasoline or two-cycle equipment by finishing up some extra chores.  If you still have fuel remaining, it is important to drain it or treat it with a fuel stabilizer. (Some gasoline contains ethanol, which separates during long storage periods and causes engine damage.)  Also, use up the fuel stored in gas cans. You always want to start with fresh fuel in the Spring. If the fuel is fresh, straight unleaded gasoline, you can pour it in your car's gas tank. If the gasoline has been mixed with oil for a two-cycle engine, either use it in a piece of equipment that uses the

same fuel mix, such as "some" snow blowers, or check with your local fire department for a safe and legal disposal method.  After the last mowing of the season, let the engine cool slightly and drain the warm oil. The engine should be turned off completely before you drain the oil. Many recycling centers and oil change locations will accept used oil for recycling.  Replace the oil filter and the engine oil with a fluid the engine manufacturer recommends. Also, put about a tablespoon of clean oil in the mower engine cylinder. Pull the starter rope a few times to help distribute the oil throughout the engine.  Clean all of the lawn and garden equipment you will be storing. It's typically best to avoid using highpressure washers, or water at all for that matter. Instead, use compressed air whenever possible, as moisture in mower components can lead to corrosion and premature wear that can shorten mower lifespan.  If you do choose to use water, be sure to lubricate the grease points on the mower to expel any moisture that may have entered during cleaning.  The following tools come in handy when cleaning greasy equipment: cloths, rubber scraper, soap, sponge, towels and water. Apply some elbow grease to remove all the dried-on dirt, debris and chaff. Be especially diligent around the cooling fins and any air intake areas.

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 Some cotton swabs can help clean between spaces. After thoroughly cleaning and drying the machines, take a wrench or socket and tighten any loose bolts.  While cleaning, it's important to give each machine a thorough inspection, noting any obvious fluid leaks, loose fasteners or damaged components.  Repair time will be shorter if you take the equipment to the small engine repair shop in the Fall. You will beat the crowds who take their snowblowers to the shop once Winter hits, and all the homeowners who wait until Spring to fix all their yard equipment.  Take storage precautions. Equipment with batteries should either be stored where the battery won't freeze or have the battery removed.  If possible, store equipment on blocks so the weight won't be resting in the same place for many months. Many pieces of hand-held equipment have storage handles.

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