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about 92%, still prefer milk chocolate. However, this number is shrinking as the popularity of dark chocolate grows.

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Chocolate comes with a rich heritage beginning with the cacao tree which grew wild in Latin America. It was around 1000 BC that the Olmec in Mexico gave the tree the name kakawa, eventually becoming cacao. It was the Mayans who turned the beans into a beverage, referring to the cacao as “food of the gods.” The Aztecs called the drink “chocolatl,” meaning “warm liquid.” The Aztecs also used the drink for royalty and special occasions. After Cortes and the Spanish explorers arrived in Mexico and brought about the fall of the Aztec empire, the Spaniards discovered the potential of the cacao bean. They added vanilla and cinnamon to the drink and thought it was best drank hot.

GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME Once chocolate spread across Europe, there was no stopping it. Here’s a brief snapshot of chocolate’s illustrious history: 1580 – The first cocoa processing plant was built in Spain. 1765 – The first chocolate factory was established in the United States by the Walter Baker Chocolate company. 1828 – The cocoa press was invented, which squeezed out more of the fat contained in the bean, leaving the powder-like substance desired for making smoother drinks. 1847 – The first solid chocolate that combined melted cocoa butter with cocoa powder and sugar was invented. 1849 – Domingo Ghirardelli began making chocolate in San Francisco during the Gold Rush days. The original factory still stands in Ghirardelli Square. 1876 - The first milk chocolate was made by adding milk to the cocoa mixture and was invented by Daniel Peter of Switzerland after many years of trial and error. He eventually sold his invention to his good friend and neighbor, Henry Nestle. Daniel Peter called the bar “Gala,” a word from the Greek language meaning “from the milk.” 1879 – Rodolphe Lindt of Lindt Chocolates invented “conching,” a process of rolling or kneading the beans to obtain different textures and flavors. 1896 – The Fannie Farmer Cookbook introduces

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the first chocolate brownie recipe. 1907 – The Hershey’s Kiss hit the market. They are now produced at a rate of 20 to 25 million per day and come in assorted flavors. 1938 – Nestle Crunch bar was introduced, the first of its kind to combine chocolate and other textures. 1939 – Chocolate chips were introduced by the Nestle Company. 2008 – Consumers can order personalized M&M’s with an individual’s likeness.

DISPELLING A FEW MYTHS There are many common myths about chocolate and we at Snippetz are pleased to dispel a few: Acne It has been long thought that chocolate both caused and aggravated acne. Much research over the past 20 years has proven that neither chocolate nor diet is responsible for acne, but it is thought that hormones deserve the bad rap. Headaches Once again, hormones can take some of the blame for migraine headaches. According to a study at the University of Pennsylvania, chocolate was not found to be a factor in migraine headaches in women. Chocolate... Continued on Page 3

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sioned Milton Hershey to develop a chocolate bar to include in the troop rations during World War II. Once Caffeine again during the Gulf War, Hershey Contrary to popular belief, choco- was asked to develop a bar, but this late is not high in caffeine. There time one that could withstand the are only 5 milligrams of caffeine in warm temperatures. Chocolate is one ounce of milk chocolate. There still considered an important part of are 100+ milligrams in a 6 ounce military rations. cup of coffee. • Chocolate contains antioxidants – it’s good for you! Cavities It is thought that carbohydrates found in starch and sugars that sit While you’re sitting around eating on the teeth are the major contribu- truffles today, how about enjoying a tors to tooth decay. In contrast, it good book or movie about chocois thought that the cocoa butter in late? For movies, there is “Willy chocolate actually helps clear the Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” teeth and may contribute to less de- “Four and a Half Women,” “Chocolat,” “Like Water for Chocolate,” cay. and for you lovers of documentary, “Milton Hershey: The Chocolate SOME INTERESTING King.”

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If you prefer to flip the pages of a book while gnawing on a giant milk chocolate bar, consider “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris, “Candy Freak” by Steve Almond, “The Great Book of Chocolate” by David Lebovitz, “The Chocolate Bible” by Christian Teubner, or for the kids, “Chocolate Fever” by Robert Kimmel Smith.

• In the 17th century, Bishop of Chiapas in Mexico declared that parishioners were not allowed to bring food or drink into Mass. The church members were so addicted to chocolate that they refused to obey MORE NOTABLE and instead turned to convents for worship services. The Bishop later CHOCOLATE DAYS died when he drank his daily cup of chocolate that had been tinted with Don’t be too disappointed that there a poisonous substance. is only one American Chocolate • Chocolate syrup was used for Week. There are many more opporblood in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, tunities to indulge during the year. “Psycho” during the famous shower That is, if you need an excuse: scene. National Chocolate Chip Day • Italians made the largest known May 15 chocolate bar in 2000 weighing in National Chocolate Ice Cream Day at over 5,000 pounds. June 7 • The largest chunk of fudge was made by Canadians and weighed in National Chocolate Milkshake Day September 12 at 2,000 pounds. International Chocolate Day • About 1.5 million pounds of milk September 13 is used to produce chocolate in the U.S. National Chocolate Covered Anything Day – December 16 • Each cacao tree only yields about 20 to 30 pods per year, each containNational Chocolate Day ing about 30 to 40 beans. Each tree December 28 can be harvested twice per year. National Chocolate Day • The Midwest and Northeast secDecember 29 tors of the U.S. are the largest con- (we don’t know why there are two sumers of chocolate and candy in of these, but that must be a good this country. thing) • Chocoholics are made up of 40 percent women and 15 percent A wise person once said: “Put ‘eat chocolate’ at the top of your list of men. things to do today. That way, at least • Due to its energy producing qual- you’ll get one thing done.” ities, the U.S. government commis-

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• On March 28, 1814, the funeral of Guillotin, the inventor and namesake of the infamous execution device, takes place outside of Paris. Guillotin had built the guillotine to show the intellectual and social progress of the Revolution; by killing aristocrats and journeymen the same way, equality in death was ensured. • On March 23, 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published, in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll correct,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans. • On March 27, 1912, in Washington, D.C., Helen Taft, wife of President William Taft, and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, plant two Yoshina cherry trees on the northern bank of the Potomac River, near the Jefferson Memorial. The event was held in celebration of a gift by the Japanese government of 3,020 cherry trees to the United States.

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1. What is the first and last name of the singer who had a hit with “Foolish Games”? 2. Who had a Billboard Hot 100 hit with “Game of Love” and when? 3. Name the artist who produced the musical score for the film “Chariots of Fire.” Major bonus points for even attempting to spell his full name. 4. Did Donny Osmond ever have a No. 1 hit single? 5. What band headlined the last concert at the legendary Fillmore East before it closed in June 1971? 6. Who had a hit with “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me”? (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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New DVD Releases for Week of March 22, 2010 PICKS OF THE WEEK

“The African Queen” (Commemorative Box Set) (Not Rated) -- Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn star in this 1951 classic directed by John Huston. Set in 1914 Africa, Hepburn plays a Methodist missionary whose mission is destroyed by the Germans following the breakout of World War I. She is rescued by Charlie

Allnut (Bogart, who won an Oscar for the role), the skipper of a rickety old tub named The African Queen. Together they brave the perilous waters of the Congo, avoiding the Germans and dangerous rapids in their attempt to sink the gunboat Louisa, thus opening the route to British ships and their way to freedom.

“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (PG-13) -- The sparkly vampire series by Stephanie Meyer continues with Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who, after being abandoned by vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), goes to frolic with shirtless teenage werewolfens. Stuff happens. I don’t know what, because I did not see this movie.

This boxed set is light on special features, but it what it offers is pretty nifty. The first disc contains the newly restored print and a one-hour documentary on the making of the film. The second disc is a CD featuring the radio broadcast of “The African Queen” starring Bogart and Greer Garson. Also included is a reproduction of the outof-print book by Hepburn, “The Making of The African Queen, or How I Went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind,” her memoir on the filming of this classic movie.

“The T.A.M.I. Show” Collector’s Edition (NR) -- This is one of the greatest rock-nroll concert films ever made. Filmed using an experimental high-definition video camera, this 1964 concert film features amazing performances by Jan and Dean, Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones, just to name a few. But the performance that will grab you is the one by James Brown. In the prime of his career, Brown’s set (“Out of Sight,” “Prisoner Of Love,” “Please, Please, Please” and “Night

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Train”) brings down the house. “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” (G) -- With this year’s release of “Toy Story 3,” Disney is re-releasing the first two films on DVD and Blu-Ray. If you already own them, there’s no real reason to grab these, as the special features are basically the same as the older versions.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You should be back on schedule and heading in the right direction after clearing up a misunderstanding. But there could still be some setbacks. If so, correct them immediately.

TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Carol Channing 2. A cold 3. A flashlight 4. George Carlin 5. “Apollo 13” 6. Chicago 7. Thomas Edison 8. Mercury 9. Agnes de Mille 10. Saturn

MARCH 22, 2010 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A pesky health problem should clear up soon. Meanwhile, travel -- both for personal as well as for business reasons -- is strong in the Aries aspect this week, and well into the next.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Joe Niekro, with 144 wins. 2. Ty Cobb, with 54. 3. Marshall Faulk (100 rushing TDs, 36 receiving TDs) and Lenny Moore (63 rushing, 48 receiving). 4. Hank Iba (1964, 1968). 5. Once -- the Boston Bruins in 2010. 6. The Chicago Fire, in 1998. 7. Affirmed (1978), Seattle Slew (1977) and Secretariat (1973).

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Jewel Kilcher, professionally known by her first name. The song came from her debut album, “Pieces of You.” 2. Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, in 1965. 3. Vangelis, born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, also wrote the scores for “1492: Conquest of Paradise” and “Blade Runner.” 4. Yes, but only one: “Go Away Little Girl” in 1971. 5. The Allman Brothers Band. Lead guitarist Duane Allman was killed four months later in a motorcycle crash in Macon, Ga. 6. Billy Joel, in 1980. He had his first hit with “Piano Man” in 1973.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Look for Bovines to be on the move this week, whether it’s traveling for fun or for business. Other “moves” include workplace adjustments and, for some, relationship changes. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Geminis who have just gone through a hectic period involving job and/or family matters might want to take some well-earned time out to relax and restore those drained energy levels. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A romantic situation seems to have stalled, just when the Moon Child was expecting it to go forward. Could that be a bad case of miscommunication going on. Talk it over openly and honestly. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Showing a genuine interest in something that’s important to a friend, family member or colleague could open a communication line that had been pretty much shut down for a while. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Making a potentially life-changing decision takes as much knowledge as you can gather, plus determination and patience. Take your time working it out. Don’t let anyone rush you.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A business matter keeps you pretty busy, but try to squeeze in time to be with family as well as close friends. You need the good vibrations you get from people who care for you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Investing in an attractive prospect (business or personal) with little or no information can be risky. Avoid future problems by getting all the facts before you act. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Someone close to you might have an unexpected reaction to a decision you feel you’re prepared to make. Listen to his or her point of view. It could prove to be surprisingly helpful. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Don’t give up yet. That once warm, personal relationship that seems to be cooling off fast could recover with some tender, loving care, and who better than you to provide it? PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Career matters are strong this week. You might want to enter a training program to enhance your skills. Also, consider getting professional help in preparing a brilliant resume. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of respecting the feelings of others, which is one reason people feel comfortable having you in their lives. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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• Chicken or steak bones leftover from dinner can choke your dog or break and cause damage to the inside of her body. Visit your favorite pet store to find special bones that are safe for your dog to chew. “Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened” • American Folk Lore: If you hear a dog howl at night, reach under the bed and turn over a shoe. • Did you know that some dogs have coats with two layers: the beautiful hair you see, and a hidden, second coat called an undercoat. This undercoat helps a dog stay warm and dry in cold weather and protects his skin from the hot sun, too.

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Carmen was featured about one month ago. Many people called about her but she had been adopted. Her new home had another dog that didn’t like her so Carmen is once again available for adoption. She is truly a great girl! Carmen is part Boxer and Aussie Shepherd. She is 14 months old and is the sweetest gal you’ll meet! Carmen has one blue eye and one brown. She loves people! Gets along well with children. She has no problem with being in the company of other dogs or cats. Carmen also knows many commands and can walk on a treadmill for inside exercise. She is crate trained, loves to play Frisbee and catch!

If you think any of these wonderful dogs would fit into your loving family and you would like to adopt either of them, please call SAINT Animal Rescue located in Calhan. Our phone number is 541-3099 but you might need to use the 719 area code. 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. Please visit our website at saintanimalrescue.org and as always thank you for caring!

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Carmen is spayed and is up to date on all her shots. Her family is military and has to say a tearful goodbye to her. “Talk to me about anything you want as frequently as possible. Even if I can’t comprehend your precise words, I can understand the meaning of what you’re telling me by the tone of your voice.”

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gested a plant that he’s not supposed to, or ate food that’s not safe for dogs (like chocolate or onions), he could exhibit all sorts of strange symptoms. Another possibility is fleas, which not only make a pet itch like mad but can cause hives, sneezing and allergy-like reactions. As the weather gets warmer, flea infestation -- even in dogs that haven’t had it before -- can become a distinct possibility. It’s important to take Caleb to the veterinarian to rule out any other causes of his symptoms and to accurately determine what exactly he is allergic to. It may take more than one visit to get an exact diagnosis, but be persistent in getting to the cause of Caleb’s itching and sneezing.

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baseball, lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis. Children or Parents can pick up a book log for the month and have it stamped at any PPLD library. This stamped log will serve as an all access pass to all book club events happening at the Academy in the upcoming month.

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Find out about the Blue & Silver Book Club events on your reading log, at ppld.org under the KidsWeb, on the “In the Spotlight “ page or through direct e-newsletters from the Air Force Academy.

Participants who read a book of their choice each month will earn free tickets, ticket discounts, and invitations to special events with Air Force Falcons Sporting teams. Spring sports include

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On Friday night (2/26) the Ranger team defeated Cheyenne Mountain 3-2 in overtime in the State Semi-Finals. Trailing 2-1 late in the third period, Kyle Lee tied the game to send it to Sudden Death. Kyle Lachner scored 3:45 into overtime on a rebound off a Jordy Fleming shot to send the Rangers into the State Championship game thirteen hours later. A fatigued Ranger team was outplayed early by Ralston Valley. The size and strength of the Ralston Valley team was able to shut down the high-speed offense of the Rangers with most of the game played in front of Ranger Goaltender Brent Schwarz. Once again the Rangers trailed 2-1 late in the third period. With Schwarz lifted in favor of a sixth attacker, Brandon Roseboro was able to score with 1:09 left in the third period to send the Rangers into another Sudden Death situation. With new found energy, the Rangers began to start controlling play in overtime. At the 5:32 mark of Overtime, Ralston Valley Goaltender Cody Buesser took a roughing penalty, and the Rangers went on the power play. On the ensuing face-off Ranger forward Chris Clark retrieved the loose puck, beat RV defensemen Vincent DiTorro and got a shot on goal that Buesser was unable to control. LP’s Lee scooped the loose puck into the net and the celebration began. The game ended with 34 shots on LP Goaltender Brent Schwarz with only 10 shots on Ralston Valley’s Buesser. LP Coach Steve Fillo said after the game, “Brent Schwarz stole the game for us. He made some spectacular saves early to keep us in the game, and gave his team-mates a chance to

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turn things around. He was at his best when we needed him most.” Schwarz was selected the Comcast Player of the Game. The Rangers dedicated this past season to Coach Fillo’s son, Stevie, that died six months earlier in a car accident while playing hockey for The University of Alabama. The team wore “Stevie #11” patches on their shoulder all year in tribute to the school’s third all-time leading scorer. Ironically, the Ranger’s last loss was on January 25th to Air Academy and the team since reeled off eleven straight wins, culminating with the championship game. “Eleven games in a row for #11” said LP’s Schwarz. Today the Lewis-Palmer ice hockey team gathered at Palmer Ridge High School to celebrate the State Championship with the student body. The ice hockey team is a School District 38 sport, so the players are from both Lewis-Palmer and Palmer Ridge High Schools. This was Palmer Ridge’s first State Championship in any sport, the school opening its doors just three years ago.

• When the Barbie doll was first introduced in 1959, it was described in The New York Times as a “crushing bomb.” So much for early reviews. Since then, more than a billion Barbies have been sold in more than 150 countries. Mattel, the doll’s maker, claims that three Barbies are sold every second. Samantha Weaver

• It was 18th-century French author and philosopher Fran ois-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, who made the following sage observation: “It is forbidden to kill; therefore, all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” • It took between 75,000 and 80,000 workers to build the Panama Canal, linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama.

• Pop star Prince may be best known for his hit “1999.” After playing the song at a New Year’s Eve party in 1999, he vowed he would never perform it again. Seven years later, however, unable to escape its perennial After introduction of the players, Coach Fillo gave a speech to the student body popularity, he started including the explaining how this team of young men song in his performances once again. overcame the significant odds of winning late Friday night against Chey- • Pope Benedict IX held the office enne Mountain in the Semi-Finals and three different times. then again Saturday afternoon against Ralston Valley requiring overtime in celebrate the contributions of librareach contest. ies, librarians and library workers in

“There is a famous quote that says “Winners never quit and quitters never win”. These young men never gave up” told Coach Fillo to the student body at Palmer Ridge High School. “Even when things looked their bleakest, there was never any doubt that we were going to battle to the end. I couldn’t be any prouder of this group than I am right now. Fighting and scrapping against great odds and persevering is a true measure of a champion.”

schools, campuses and communities nationwide. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Join Pikes Peak Library District at one of our open house events during National Library Week: Sun., April 11 from 2 - 4 p.m. – Penrose Library Sun., April 11 from 3 - 5 p.m. – Briargate Branch

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omeone has hurt you in some way – their car crashed onto your lot and destroyed your property; your boss fired you for no good reason; your business partner walked away, leaving you holding the bag for all the debts. You first thought: “No one does this to me and gets away with it – I’ll take him to court”. Well, you might want to think twice about that. Many people do not understand the reality of what they are getting into when they file a lawsuit. Let’s assume you are in state district court. This is the big leagues, in more ways than one. This where you can recover (theoretically) an unlimited amount of damages and a variety of remedies. But there’s a big price to pay, not the least of which is monetary. Let’s assume you retain an attorney to present you. And in district court in particular you would be a fool not to, as I will explain later. Litigation, despite what you might think from TV. or movies, is virtually always on an hourly basis. First, certain types of cases may not legally be handled on a contingency basis. Second, most attorneys do not want to work with no assurance of being paid for their time. Third, most attorneys cannot afford to handle contingency matters, or very many at a time – the overhead still must be paid, and the overhead on a legal practice is considerable. An attorney may charge $250 an hour, but he does not pay himself $250

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--If you have a choice of locations for your table, check the traffic patterns of people walking through. Where will you get the most passersby? --Ask about setup and takedown times, limits on items that can be sold, and any discounts for paying in advance for multiple weekends. --Note what the other vendors are selling and at what price. You’ll need to be competitive. Your pricing depends on what your intentions are: Do you want to de-clutter and make fast cash? Or do you want to set up a regular business? --Decide whether you want to stick to one type of merchandise or put out a variety. You’ll find anything and everything at a flea market. --Arrange for help. Have at least one other person at your booth or table to keep an eye on the cashbox, make transactions and relieve you when needed. --Gather your supplies: • Plastic bags, so your buyers can carry away their

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To take a case all the way to trial in district court requires at least $30,000 or so for the legal fees alone. And this is with no guarantee of winning. Even if you win, it is very rare indeed that a court awards attorneys fees to the winner. So, you might pay more in legal fees than you receive in damages, even if you do win. Litigating a case in state district court takes a lot of time, too; it is rare to get to trial in less than a year. Even if your trial date is set within a year, very few civil cases go to trial on the first date they are set; this is because the courts schedule anywhere from 3 to 10 trials to start on the same day. Most cases settle before trial, but sometimes none of them do. In that case, usually the “oldest” case goes first. Also, civil cases are bumped for criminal trials, which take precedence. District court legal proceedings are extremely complex, with so many rules of civil procedure and, at trial, rules of evidence, to be followed that even attorneys have trouble keeping them all straight (this is why we carry hard copies of the rule books with us everywhere, and have computer programs to track all of the deadlines for us). Miss one deadline and your case may be dismissed or eviscerated. Even if you are represented by an attorney, you will have to take a lot of time off work to appear at depositions, to meet with your attorney, and to be present during the entire trial. And you will spend a lot of time doing very boring work answering discovery requests, assisting your attorney in drafting your discovery requests, reviewing pleadings for accuracy, reviewing pleadings filed by the other side to give factual input to your attorney, and preparing for trial. Do not think if you win you can get damages for your lost time – not a chance. As the judges always say to litigants, “the only sure winner in court are the attorneys”. Next week, I will discuss what to expect in county court litigation: yes, it is easier!

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purchases. • Pricing stickers. • Pen and paper. • Tape to hang any posters. • Scissors. • A table cover -- a plastic or paper picnic table cover will be perfect. • A canopy, if it’s allowed at that venue (ask around and see if you can borrow one). • A chair. • Portable shelving -- for smaller items you don’t want on the table. • Change and small bills. If you make enough money on a trial weekend, consider doing it on a regular basis. You’ll learn over time what will sell. Scout yard sales and businesses that are closing for items you can sell at a profit, or decide on an unfilled niche. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Eligibility The exhibition is open to all artists, both amateur and professional, and open to all ages. TLCA invites all mediums, styles, and schools of thought

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to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Any entry accepted by TLCA in the previous 12 months is not eligible. This is a juried show and only digital images will be accepted for jury.

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Important Dates Registration and fee deadline and digital images for jury – April 24, 2010 Email registration form and images to susanadams@trilakesarts.org or Mail registration and a disc of images to TLCA, ATTN: Women; PO Box 1154, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 Artist notification of acceptance via email – Tuesday, April 27 Deliver entries – May 5-6, 12:00-5:00 Exhibition dates – May 8-30, 2010 Reception – Friday, May 14 5:30-8:30 pm (Artists bring refreshments; TLCA provides cash bar) Pick-up – Monday, May 31, 1:00-4:00 pm Email questions to susanadams@trilakesarts.org.

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