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umankind has been fascinated with animals for centuries. Whether to satisfy a curiosity or a need for nonhuman companionship, early on in society animals were taken out of their natural habitat into captivity. Eventually, the enclosures that housed the animals became known as zoos.

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Zoos worldwide have evolved over thousands of years. Steel-bar enclosures and cement cages are for the most part long gone. Most zoos today try to emulate the animals’ natural environment, and most of the animals are no longer taken from the wild. Zoos have adopted captive breeding programs, with education and species restoration as part of their goal.

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THE FIRST ZOOS On July 1, 1874, the Philadelphia Zoo opened its gates to more than 3,000 visitors. Located on the grounds of the home of William Penn’s grandson, John, the zoo was the first in the U.S. Gatekeepers charged 25 cents for admission (10 cents for children). During its first year, more than 228,000 people visited the zoo, which housed 813 animals. Today, the 42-acre zoo has more than 1,600 rare and endangered animals and receives about 1.1 million visitors annually. The Victorian gates and gatehouses are the same today as they were in 1874. The Philadelphia zoo is often cited as one of the top zoos in the country.

that Napolean took great pride in the zoo, which made him feel powerful and further enhanced his desire for world dominance. The zoo is also well-known for housing one of the first-ever “ape artists.”

finished piece. Perhaps he’s jealous – his method is not quite as sophisticated. As a pencil artist, Vladimir is one of a kind. He first breaks his pencils and then rolls the pencil pieces over the paper.

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In the early 1950s, the Schoenbrunn Tiergarten Zoo provided Johnny the chimpanzee with a set of paints, and Johnny took to it like an impassioned artist. When Johnny died in 1992, Nonja, a female orangutan, inherited his paints and became an acclaimed artist when three of her pictures sold in London for more than $20,000.

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Nonja paints for about 30 minutes at a time, and her method is unique. When she’s not using nontoxic, water-based markers, Nonja dips a paintbrush in a variety of nontoxic food coloring dissolved in water and placed in yogurt cups. Nonja chooses her colors and always tastes it as well. She also likes to pour all the liquids together and “splash” them onto the paper using a hand/wrist action.

The oldest zoo in the world is the Schoenbrunn Tiergarten zoo in Vienna, Austria. The zoo was built in 1745 and opened around 1752, but only to scientists. In 1765, the zoo opened to the public. Legend has it

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In December 2006, a polar bear gave birth at the Berlin Zoo in Germany and then abandoned her little cub. Zookeeper Thomas Dorflein became the surrogate mom, bottle-feeding and raising the cub they named Knut. When animal rights activists decried Knut’s captivity, the cub became a worldwide sensation. Knut received quite a bit of attention and care throughout his short life. He often interacted with other polar bears, too, but early this year Knut suffered convulsions and fell into a pool as horrified visitors watched. It is believed that brain damage contributed to Knut’s death.

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Harriet In 1835, Charles Darwin snatched a tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Animal experts estimated that Harriet was 5 years old at the time of capture. Captivity must have agreed with her because Harriet, who lived out her last years at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, Australia, was one of the oldest known living creatures when she died of a heart attack in 2006. She was 176 years old.

Paul This psychic octopus predicted the winner of eight World Cup matches in 2010. Paul lived at the Sea Life Center of Oberhausen, Germany. Before each World Cup game, his caregivers gave Paul two underwater boxes – each containing a different flag representing one of the teams playing in the next match. Paul picked out (swam to) the winner’s box every time. Who knew?

Koko Probably the most renowned among zoo inhabitants in the U.S., Koko the gorilla rose to stardom by learning more than 1,000 signs based on American Sign Language. Koko also understands about 2,000 words in spoken English. Although her language accomplishment was sufficient enough to catapult her to glory, Koko also achieved acclaim because she is a gentle and loving pet owner. Koko’s teacher, Penny Patterson, revealed in the book she wrote, “Koko’s Kitten,” that Koko actually asked her for a cat. Koko chose a gray male Manx from a litter of abandoned kittens and named it “All Ball.” That same year – 1984 – All Ball escaped from Koko’s cage and ran into the path of a car. All Ball died and when Pat-

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The top-10 lists of zoos are most often arguable and dependent on who’s doing the picking. However, the following zoos consistently appear on the lists. • San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park • Philadelphia Zoo • Columbus Zoo in Ohio (also home to “Jungle Jack” Hanna, a well-known animal expert and frequent guest on “The David Letterman Show”). • Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Fla. (Parents Magazine named it the best zoo for kids). • Bronx Zoo in New York

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Spencer Penrose established the zoo in 1926 because he needed a place for his large brood of exotic animals. In 1938, Penrose deeded the zoo to the citizens of Colorado Springs.

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The zoo lost one of its beloved residents in May. Elson, the zoo’s 16-yearold male African lion, born in the wild, died when his heart stopped while he was under anesthesia for treatment of a dental infection.

• You may be surprised to learn that President Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was on the scene of three presidential assassinations. The first time was in 1865, when he was with his father after he was shot at Ford’s Theatre. In 1881, Lincoln, who was then serving as Secretary of War, arrived at Union Station shortly after President James A. Garfield had been shot. Finally, in 1901, he was at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y., when President William McKinley was assassinated.

• The parents of one first-grade student at Hampton Day School in Bridgehampton, N.Y., once sued the school for not assigning homework to their 6-year-old son. In a victory Elson sired and raised four litters – tofor students everywhere, the parents • If you’re like the average Ameritaling 13 cubs – with his mate, Angie. can man, over the course of 10 The zoo staff has called Elson a “gentle lost. years you’ll shave off a full pound father,” even though among the pride of whiskers. • You probably know that the Chihe was the macho leader. nese script is made up of ideograms: pictures that represent objects or • The vast nation of China is home Denver ideas. Often, words are formed by to half of all the world’s domestiThe Denver Zoo has also been listed pairing simple symbols to convey cated pigs. among the top-10 best zoos in the a more complex idea. For instance, *** country. The League of American Bi- the symbol for “eye” combined with Thought for the Day: “I like long cyclists presented the Denver Zoo with the symbol for “water” creates the walks, especially when they are taka silver-level “Bicycle Friendly Busien by people who annoy me.” ness” award – the first zoo in the U.S. word “teardrop.” Pair “mouth” with -- Noel Coward “bird” and you get song. And, interto be recognized with the award, as well as the first business in Denver to estingly, pairing two women togeth(c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. achieve the honor. er makes the symbol for “quarrel,” Another claim to fame for Denver is resident rhinoceros Mshindi. Move over ape artists – Mshindi is a 3-ton Picasso who paints with a brush.

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chicken means each chicken receives one square foot of space. Free Range does not mean much in the sense of humane treatment. A chicken farmer at the Monument Farmer’s Market shared some knowledge when I recently purchased eggs from him. He stated that he refused to feed his chickens corn or soy feed because 90% of corn and soy is genetically modified. When an animal eats GM feed, the feed alters the animal’s genetic structure. When a person eats the animal, it alters the genetic structure of the person. Over time, it lowers the immune system of the person. The farmer also acknowledged that ‘Free Range’ does not mean anything of substance. It is seen as a joke to many.

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• On July 18, AD 64, the great fire of Rome breaks out and destroys much of the city. Despite the well-known stories, there is no evidence that Roman emperor Nero either started the fire or played the fiddle while it burned. The fiddle did not even exist at the time. Nero was actually 35 miles away in Antium when the fire broke out.

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from prison after serving three years in jail for embezzlement from a bank in Austin, Texas. He began writing stories to support his young daughter while he was in prison. • On July 22, 1923, John Herbert Dillinger joins the Navy in order to avoid charges of auto theft in Indiana, marking the beginning of America’s most notorious criminal’s downfall. Years later, Dillinger’s reputation was forged in a single 12-month period, during which he robbed more banks than Jesse James did in 15 years.

• On July 21, AD 365, a powerful earthquake off the coast of Greece causes a tsunami that devastates the city of Alexandria, Egypt. It was not until 1995 that archaeologists discovered the ruins of the old city off the coast of present-day Alexandria.

• On July 20, 1972, a National Highway Traffic Administration study concludes that 1960-63 Chevrolet Corvair models are safe, contradicting charges made by consumer advocate Ralph Nader. In his 1965 book “Unsafe at Any Speed,” Nader had dedicated an entire chapter to the rear-engine car.

• On July 19, 1879, Doc Holliday commits his first murder, killing a man for shooting up his New Mexico saloon. Despite his formidable reputation as a deadly gunslinger, Doc Holliday only engaged in eight shootouts during his life, and it has only been verified that he killed two men.

• On July 23, 1982, Vic Morrow and two child actors are killed in an accident involving a helicopter during filming on the California set of “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” Special-effects explosions caused the pilot of the low-flying craft to lose control and crash into the three victims.

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• Use a digital thermometer to ensure that foods are cooked to the optimum temperature. For ground beef, that’s 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Poultry needs to be heated to 165 F. Cooked hams must be reheated to 140 F. Check the temperature of the food in several places. • Wash hands in warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food. • Keep refrigerator temperature at 40 degrees F or less, and freezers at 0 F or less. • Keep your food-prep surface clean, and use paper towels instead of dish cloths to dry the counter. • Rinse produce -- even the kind with rinds that aren’t eaten. • And those hot dogs and deli meats so popular with summer picnics: They must be completely heated to 165 degrees before consuming. If you don’t have Internet access, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-674-6854 to order the Food Safety for Older Adults pamphlet or if you have specific questions. 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. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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efforts are called into play. One is an injection in the ear of the antibiotic gentamicin, which destroys the ear’s balance organ and eliminates dizziness. Another approach is the Meniett device, a little gadget that creates pressure pulses that are transmitted to the inner ear. The pulses pump fluid out. A doctor has to make a small hole in the eardrum so the pressure waves can make their way to the inner ear.

HEARING, BALANCE WOES CAN SIGNAL MENIERE’S DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please address Meniere’s disease in your column. I am 88, a female and in good general health. I do not smoke or drink alcohol. I weigh 125 pounds and am 5 feet 1 inch tall. My diet consists mostly of health foods. -- G.R. ANSWER: Vertigo (dizziness), ear noises (tinnitus) and fluctuating hearing loss are the three signs of Meniere’s (menYAIRS) disease. Vertigo comes in spells lasting 20 minutes or more, and they leave the person off balance for several days. Tinnitus can be ringing, roaring, hissing or other sounds that come and go but eventually stay permanently. The same happens with episodes of hearing loss. It becomes a permanent problem in time. All these signs are due to a buildup of fluid in the inner ear, the place where hearing and balance take place. Treatment of Meniere’s focuses on ridding the inner ear of the fluid buildup. A strict low-salt diet goes a long way in reducing symptoms. The reason is that salt brings on fluid retention. Restricting caffeine and alcohol also helps. Diuretics -- water pills -- might be needed to get rid of the fluid. A hearing aid usually overcomes deafness. Dizzy spells are accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Antivert and Phenergan relieve all three. Should these measures fail, more-heroic

An ear, nose and throat doctor can evaluate you and determine if you are a candidate for these treatments or for other treatments I haven’t discussed. The booklet on vertigo discusses its many causes and treatments. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 801W, Box 536475. Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a pain that starts near my elbow and shoots down my arm to the little finger. It doesn’t happen all the time. I don’t know what brings it on. It just appears to happen for no reason. What could this be? -- E.J. ANSWER: I’m sure you’ve heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s due to a compression of a wrist nerve as it passes through a tunnel of ligaments and bones on its way to the hand and fingers. You describe something similar, compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This nerve supplies the little finger and the adjacent side of the ring finger. Compression of the nerve causes the kind of symptoms you have. You can try a simple treatment, an elbow splint. Your wear it at night, and the elbow should be bent about 60 degrees. Give it a week. If the pain doesn’t leave, you should have an exam. Other conditions can cause the same kind of pain.

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4 cups peeled, seeded and sliced apples or peaches (fresh, frozen or canned) 2 tablespoons butter, softened, or butter-flavored cooking oil spray 1 1/2 cups sugar, stevia sugar substitute or agave syrup 2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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e’re having record high temperatures in my home state of Texas. The heat seems to bring out my creativity, as I’ve devised a number of ways to continue to enjoy my favorite meals and desserts without using my oven. My slow cooker is often used in the wintertime for soups and savory dishes, but I’ve discovered that it’s perfect for the summer months as well. The slow cooker can be used, with a few adaptations, for many recipes that are traditionally prepared in the oven. Most slow cookers are sold with a recipe booklet. Expanding on the suggested slow cooker recipes to incorporate ones that usually require baking time in the oven is a great way to conserve energy and keep your home cool. This easy Slow-Cooked Fruit Cobbler is the perfect way to avoid using your oven on a hot summer day. The recipe retains all of the fruity flavors of an old-fashioned baked cobbler without using as much heat. If you’re grilling outside, dessert can be slowly cooking inside and cooling while dinner is served. It’s the perfect finish to a summer meal.

SLOW-COOKED FRUIT COBBLER You can use stemmed and sliced fresh or frozen berries in this recipe instead of the apples or peaches with great results! If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make a good substitute by adding a 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice to 1/2 cup of milk. Stir and let it set for 10 minutes before using as directed in the recipe.

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1. Since the last Triple Crown winner (1967), how many major-league baseball players have led a league in batting average and RBIs for a season? 2. How many seasons did Babe Ruth end up with more runs scored than games played (minimum of 140 games)? 3. How many college football teams was Paul “Bear” Bryant the head coach of in his career? 4. Who was the last repeat winner before Toronto’s Jose Calderon (200709) in assist/turnover ratio for a season? 5. Name the NHL player who holds the record for best plus-minus mark for a season. 6. Who is both the youngest (16) and the oldest (38) woman to score a goal for USA Soccer? 7. When was the last time a horse in the No. 1 post position at the Kentucky Derby won the race?

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1. Who is Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity? 2. Which all-female band wrote and released “Our Lips Are Sealed”? 3. Which band did Chuck Panozzo and his brother John found? 4. Who made a hit out of “Hot Stuff”? 5. What does “P.Y.T.” stand for, and who sang the song? 6. Which group released “Money for Nothing,” and when? 7. Who is Patricia Mae Andrzejewski? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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

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New DVD Releases for Week of July 18, 2011

MOVIES OF THE WEEK “Limitless” (PG-13) -- What if there was a mysterious drug that could unlock the full potential of your mind? Everybody knows that the right answer is to just say “no,” but that never occurred to anybody working on “Limitless,” a non habit-forming, underwhelming experience of a movie. Bradley Cooper stars as Eddie, a struggling writer who comes across a clear pill that optimizes his personality, turning every gleaned fact and forgotten lecture into pure intellect

and drive. With his unlimited potential, Eddie can improve his life in every way and demonstrate incredible powers of deduction, yet he still manages to make bad decisions with predictable consequences. The story is adapted from a novel, and suffers the usual symptoms of a poorly adapted script -- excessive narration, loose ends, under-utilized characters and more narration. The voice-over work and smash cuts manage to keep things moving and make “Limitless” a certified thriller. “Take Me Home Tonight” (R) -- Movies banking on nostalgia should also bring something new to the table, right? Otherwise, why not just watch a movie that was actually made in the beloved time period of your choosing? This is the existential crisis at the core of “Take Me Home Tonight,” a movie dead-set on reminding audiences that the 1980s happened. Topher Grace (“That ‘70s Show,” “Spider-

man 3”) plays Matt, a 23-year-old MIT grad whose lack of direction has him working at a video store and living with his parents. Sounds like somebody is in need of a wild night of partying, chasing girls and self-discovery. There is some real charm and even a few good laughs, thanks to a supporting cast that includes the dopey hilarity of Chris Pratt from TV’s “Parks and Recreation.” This might have been a funnier, more original and more noticeable movie if it shed the ‘80s fixation. As it is, “Take Me Home Tonight” doesn’t compare to the enduring charm of its John Hughes inspiration, but that’s a tall order.

mementos in her Paris apartment and decides to return them to their owner. The heart of story is about interpersonal connection and finding love, but it’s all wrapped in pretty packaging and solid art direction, which makes a Blu-ray release seem worthwhile.

“Amelie” (R) [Blu-ray] -- This 2001 French film follows the titular fanciful femme as she finds beauty in the modern world. Audrey Tautou, who you might recognize as the pretty face dominating the “Foreign Language” shelf at the video store, plays Amelie, an eccentric young woman who finds a stranger’s

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TV SHOWS “2011 NBA Champions: Dallas Mavericks” “American Muscle Car: Season 1-3” “Clifford: Dog Days of Summer” “iCarly: The I <3 iCarly Collection” “Firepower: The Complete Series” “Melrose Place: Sixth Season” “WWE: Capitol Punishment 2011” “Punky Brewster: Best of Season 2” “Torchwood: The Complete Original UK Series” (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Good for you: You’re determined to stick with your goals and ignore those naysayers who might try to discourage you. You’re on the right track. The challenge now is to stay on it.

TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Rhubarb 2. John Charles Fremont 3. A formality 4. Duodeccenial 5. The Alamo 6. To play sweetly 7. Tennessee Williams 8. B-2 9. Crazy Horse 10. Transcendental movement

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re not Sheepish when it comes to asserting your opinions on what you think is right or wrong. Be assured that you’re being heard, and something positive will follow.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Three -- Joe Torre (1971), Todd Helton (2000) and Matt Holiday (2007). 2. Six -- 1920, ‘21, ‘27, ‘28, ‘30, ‘31. 3. Four - Maryland (1945), Kentucky (1946-53), Texas A&M (1954-57) and Alabama (1958-82). 4. Muggsy Bogues (1993-94 and 94-95). 5. Boston’s Bobby Orr was a plus-124 in 197071. 6. Kristine Lilly. 7. It was Ferdinand in 1986.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Tony Sheridan, an English singer-songwriter. The Beatles served as his recording backup band in 1961 under the name The Beat Brothers. 2. The Go-Go’s on their 1981 debut album “Beauty and the Beat,” which sold more than 3 million copies. 3. Styx, in 1972. The group had hits with “Lady” (1975), and “Too Much Time On My Hands” (1981). 4. Donna Summer on her “Bad Girls” album in 1979. The song has been widely used, including in the film “The Full Monty.” 5. “Pretty Young Thing” by Michael Jackson. It was on his 1982 “Thriller album. 6. Dire Straits, in 1985. It was the group’s first U.S. No. 1 hit. It was six years before they got another one, “Heavy Fuel.” 7. Pat Benatar. Her summer 2011 “The Elements of Five” tour includes Neil Giraldo.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your sense of justice makes it difficult not to speak up about a recurring matter involving a coworker. But, once again, you need facts to back you up before you can act. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Romance is still dominant, and if Cupid misfired before, don’t worry. He’ll take better aim at someone new this time around. Expect favorable news about a financial matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The zodiac’s Moon Children can expect things to work out pretty much as planned. One negative note involves a minor relationship problem that suddenly turns serious. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You’re suddenly being asked to make choices between two practically equal offers. Which one to choose? Easy. The one most likely to gladden your Lion’s heart. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Once again, you’re confronted by a workplace problem you thought you’d already resolved. This time, you might need to go higher up to find a just resolution.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You’ll soon get news that is supposed to help you with a troublesome situation. Use your sharp Scorpion instincts to determine if the information is reliable. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) If you learn someone has betrayed your trust, don’t just accept it and walk away. You need to know why that person decided to do what he or she did. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A painful family relationship problem could finally begin to heal. Be prepared to show more flexibility than you might like. But it could be worth it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) It’s a good idea to enhance your career skills so you’ll be prepared to accept a more responsible position when it’s offered. A friend returns a favor just when you need it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Show that strong, steely backbone that you usually hide, and demand to be included in any family decision-making that could affect the well-being of a loved one. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be happy being alone at home. But you also love exploring the world outside and meeting new people and sharing new ideas. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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the church sanctuary, and the second on July 24th at 6 PM at Village 7 Presbyterian Church. 2011 RETURN OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAUTAUQUA - Palmer Lake, CO August 5-7 2011 6:00-10:30PM Fri, 9:00AM-4:30PM Sat, 8:30AM-3:00PM Sun 1886-1910 was the Chautauqua era in Palmer Lake. The Chautauqua Assembly was the first mass educational and cultural movement in America, designed to enrich the mind, spirit and body. The 2011 Return of the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua on 5-7 Aug features events such as Fri night Square Dance, Sat Vintage Baseball game, Sat afternoon Ice-cream Social, Sunday Church Service, Seminars, and various historic hikes & walks. Most events & activities are free. ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC - USAFA Golf Course Friday, September 2 7 am - 3:30 pm Mark you calendar and plan to join the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce as they host the Annual Touchstone Energy Golf Classic sponsored by Mountain View Electric Association, Phil Long Ford of Chapel Hills, and American National Bank. This year’s event will be held at Eisenhower Golf Course located on the Air Force Academy grounds situated adjacent to the Academy Chapel and cadet dormitories. The 18-hole course features 7,301 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.2 and it has a slope rating of 137. The Golf Classic is an excellent opportunity to mix business with pleasure. This shotgun, best ball tournament with an all-inclusive golfer package is money well spent networking and enjoying the beautiful Colorado scenery while playing one of the area’s finest courses. If you have not had an opportunity to play this course, this is a perfect chance. Each foursome will receive golf cart for the day; each player will receive range balls, lunch, goodie bag and custom designed golf shirt for the event, so get your foursome lined up and watch the website for further information on how to register. WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PARK Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:30 am to 11:00 am The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here. Since 1989, we’ve mobilized millions in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, now we ask you to register for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, and nearly 11 million more serving as caregivers, the time to act is now! Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

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