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early twenties and was heavily influenced by gospel music, rhythm and blues, pop and country music. His unique sound and style launched rock and roll and in turn influenced many a rock star that came after him, including that little group out of England that called themselves The Beatles. It goes without saying he was a talented musician and entertainer.

So, what new information can we tell you about Elvis and his life? Probably nothing you haven’t heard before. Maybe the bigger question is: What’s with our fascination with Elvis and the impact of that fascination?

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One cannot discount the fact that talent aside, Elvis was also good looking, loaded with charisma and charm, possessed a good sense of humor, was kind and generous to others, and dare we say sexy? He also served in the U.S. Army. So you can add a uniform to the rest and there you have it – an all American heart throb!

Unless you have been living under a rock or are under the age of 6, you know about Elvis. So, we offer only a few basic facts. Elvis Aaron Presley was born one of twins on Jan. 8, 1935 to Gladys and Vernon Presley. His twin brother was Jessie Garon, stillborn. The Presley’s lived in Tupelo, Miss. in meager financial circumstances, living in a tworoom house. The family of three eventually moved to Memphis where Elvis attended and graduated high school.

MUSIC TO HIS WALLET Depending on where you received your informaiton, Elvis recorded anywhere between 600 and 800 songs. He did not write his own songs.

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• More than 1 billion records have been sold worldwide • Nominated 14 times for Grammies and won three • 149 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Chart in the U.S. Ten albums reached number one; 18 singles were number one and spent a combined total of 80 weeks in that spot; 114 singles were in the top 40; 40 were in the top 10. • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, won at the age of 36 • Named as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation in 1970 (United States Jaycees)

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manager, Colonel Tom Parker, has had quite a bit of notoriety himself. He was thought to heavily control the star’s career and many potential deals fell apart because the Colonel felt the money offered wasn’t enough or the top billing was missing. Some major misses: • Co-starring with Barbra Streisand in “A Star is Born” (1976) • “Thunder Road” (1958) with Robert Mitchum; Mitchum was reportedly the inspiration for Elvis Presley’s famous pompadour hairstyle • The role of Texas Ranger in “True Grit” (1969) starring John Wayne • The TV show “Hee Haw;” after Elvis’ death, his father appeared on “Hee Haw” • “Rio Bravo” (1969) with John Wayne and Dean Martin • “West Side Story” (1961) • The animated film, “Gay Purr-ee” (1962) • “The Rainmaker” (1956) • “The Defiant Ones” (1958) • “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958) • “Sweet Bird of Youth” (1962) • “Midnight Cowboy” (1969) • “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971)

THE MONEY TRAIN It is rumored that Elvis died with about $5 million in the bank. Last year, the King earned $60 million in the year that would have been his 75th birthday. According to Forbes, he has been one of the highest earning dead celebrities of all time and continues to stay in the No. 1 or No. 2 spot year after year. Graceland in Memphis, Elvis’ home of 20 years, is one of the most visited homes in the U.S. today, next to

the White House in Washington, D.C. Graceland Mansion has been on the National Register of Historic places since 1991 and has been a National Historic Landmark since 2006. The city of Memphis estimates that visitors to Graceland bring the city itself about $150 million in revenue each year. Elvis purchased Graceland in 1957 for $102,500. The house has 23 rooms on 13.7 acres of land.

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nism. According to this report, “Elvis was able to keep his involvement with the government, his public life and his private life completely separate but all the same. His involvement in bringing down drug dealers, and activities by the Mafioso, musicians and Hollywood actors came about as he performed and made public appearances as his family traveled and joined him most of the time. He was able to keep his activities with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and his involvement with the Federal Bureau of Investigations secret from his fans and family.� Note the quotation marks - we didn’t write this stuff. There is also an “Elvis is Alive Museum� in Wright City, Missouri and a Web site to go with it. This museum is in possession of a lab report indicating that the DNA of the alleged body of Elvis Presley is not Elvis. They also report that his life insurance was never collected and offer a lot of other evidence regarding what Elvis said and did before and after his death. For example, handwriting analysis “proves� that Elvis completed his own medical examiner’s report and made a list of his possessions. Many believe that Elvis faked his death so that he could go underground and live a quieter life. Maybe the reason so many folks think Elvis is alive is that there are so many Elvis impersonators out there.

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There are thousands of impersonators and it’s hard to determine exactly how much money is being made off Elvis by impersonators and related businesses. Most cities, even the small ones, have impersonators ready to entertain at a wedding or any type of party or gathering.

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“At 9:15 Elvis appeared, materialized, in a white suit of lights, shining with golden appliquĂŠs, the shirt front slashed to show his chest. Around his shoulders was a cape lined in a cloth of gold, its collar faced with scarlet. It was anything you wanted to call it, gaudy, vulgar, magnificent.â€? -New York Times “He was as big as the whole country itself, as big as the whole dream. He just embodied the essence of it and he was in mortal combat with the thing. Nothing will ever take the place of that guy.â€? -Bruce Springsteen “Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn’t been an Elvis, there wouldn’t have been the Beatles.â€? -John Lennon There you have it. Elvis remains to be a fascinating figure and many are reaping the benefit from it. Why the fascination? We really just don’t know for sure, or at least can’t pinpoint one reason, but as Huey Lewis put it: “A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis’ keep getting better and better.â€?

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• On Aug. 14, 1751, Francis Blandy falls into a coma and dies in his home outside London, a victim of arsenic poisoning at the hand of his daughter, Mary, who wanted his fortune and the freedom to be with her married lover. Mary was hanged from the gallows after being found guilty of murder. • On Aug. 10, 1776, news reaches London that the Americans had drafted the Declaration of Independence. Until the Declaration of Independence formally transformed the 13 British colonies into states, the conflict centered in Massachusetts was seen as a local uprising. • On Aug. 13, 1899, Alfred Hitchcock is born in London. His innovative mastery of suspense made him one of the most popular and influential filmmakers of the 20th century. In 1925, he directed his first film, “The Pleasure Garden,” a silent picture. • On Aug. 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners classified as “most dangerous”

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Some of Cohen’s suggestions also can apply to those of us who don’t work outside the home: standing up when talking on the telephone, taking stairs when possible, going for walks. Being up and about is good for weight bearing on long bones and building up bone strength. Moving, even just walking, increases blood flow to limbs, brain and heart. As a start, I’m still in favor of taking the batteries out of the television remote control. There would be no idle channel surfing, skimming for programs to watch. Instead we’d consult the show listings, get up, walk across the room and change the channel by hand. And who knows, while we’re up, we might even decide not to sit back down again. 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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sweat, older people are at greater risk of suffering from a heat injury. Increased body heat increases the body’s need for oxygen, and that stresses the heart.

HEAT AND THE ELDERLY DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother is 92 and lives by herself. She’s quite independent and does well. A neighbor takes her grocery shopping, and we take her to other places she has to go. She is extremely set in her ways. I offered to have her home air-conditioned. She won’t hear of it. She says she’s used a fan all her life, and she likes to keep the windows open. I worry about someone her age tolerating heat, and it gets very hot here. Can you provide some arguments that would change her mind? -- D.A. ANSWER: Your offer to air-condition your mother’s home is a kind gesture and has lots of merit. I’m not about to challenge your mother. She has successfully lived a long life, and I could learn from her. People in the past lived comfortably without air conditioning. Your mother does have to be on guard for dehydration and heat sickness. During hot summers, everyone has to stay well hydrated. Older people’s sense of thirst is not as reliable an indicator of fluid needs as is younger people’s thirst sense. She should sip water all day long, or she can choose any beverage she likes, including tea. Cooled drinks help keep the body cooled. Evaporation is the chief means the body has for staying cool. Not only is an older person’s thirst sensation blunted, but so is the ability to sweat. Evaporation of sweat cools the body. I don’t mean visible sweat; the sweating I mean is imperceptible but constant. Her fan helps evaporate that imperceptible sweat. However, with a reduced capacity to

On very hot days, how about inviting your mother over to your house until the hot spell breaks? *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a problem that I am reluctant to talk to the doctor about. It’s a rectal itch. I have tried many preparations, but they haven’t worked. What would you suggest? -- L.F. ANSWER: I’ll mention a few selfremedies, but if the itch doesn’t leave promptly, see a doctor. Too many conditions are responsible for such an itch, and each one has a different treatment. Psoriasis, pinworms, eczema and Bowen’s disease are a few of the conditions causing a rectal itch. The doctor isn’t going to faint when you mention this problem. It’s a very common complaint.

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sandwich is the perfect way to enjoy a simple yet filling meal on a hot summer day. If your taste buds are tired of traditional fare, it’s time to explore sandwiches from other cultures. A modern Vietnamese bahn mi sandwich is a delicious melding of Asian spices and ingredients encased in a French baguette. The original components of the banh mi (pronounced BUN-mee) were introduced in the early 20th century by the French to Saigon (renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1976). A traditional, French-style banh mi consisted of buttered baguettes that the locals called banh tay (literally, “foreign cake”) and ham or páté. As time went on, the bahn mi took on a decidedly Asian flair. The Vietnamese version of the bahn mi sandwich became more complex and contained a variety of meats including sardines, shredded chicken, grilled pork patties, barbequed meatballs, fried eggs and bean curd. You can purchase a bahn mi wrapped in scraps of paper with a rubber band securing all the delicious ingredients from street vendors or at a restaurant. The banh mi, along with its unique variations, migrated to America along with the Vietnamese families who fled the country in the 1960s and ‘70s during the war. They combined the traditional bahn mi with ingredients they found in their new home. Today, a variety of bahn mi sandwiches are available, from barbequed pork to vegetarian tofu versions topped with a marinated vegetables, spicy chili sauce, soy sauce and mayonnaise, and encased in a warm baguette or a flour tortilla. If a Vietnamese bahn mi sandwich isn’t sold in your area, you can make them at home using this wonderful recipe for Shrimp Bahn Mi.

SHRIMP BAHN MI You can make the crunchy, marinated carrot topping for this traditional sandwich ahead of time and store it in an airtight container. If daikon radish isn’t available in your area, use 1/4 cup peeled and shredded red radish as a substitute. 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and shredded 1/2 cup daikon or red radish, peeled and shredded 2 teaspoons sugar or sugar substitute 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 1/2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise 2 1/2 tablespoons low-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3/4 teaspoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 (12-inch) baguettes, halved lengthwise 1 pound peeled, cooked (16-20 count) shrimp, tails removed, cut in half 18 thin slices of cucumber 3 scallions, thinly sliced lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 kiwi, thinly sliced, optional 1. Place carrot, radish, sugar, salt and vinegar in a small bowl; stir to combine. Let marinate while preparing the rest of the ingredients. 2. Place cilantro, mayonnaise, yogurt, soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice and Sriracha or the cayenne in a medium bowl; stir to combine. Spread 2 teaspoons of this sauce on the bottom half of each baguette. Add shrimp to the remaining sauce; toss to coat. 3. Using a slotted spoon, divide carrot mixture among the baguettes (discard vinegar). Top with shrimp, cucumber, scallions and the kiwi fruit slices, if desired. Cut each baguette into two 6-inch sandwiches. Serves 6. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is known as The Kitchen Diva! She’s the executive producer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!” cooking show on Hulu.com. Her new inspirational book is “Ten Ingredients for a Joyous Life and a Peaceful Home -- A Spiritual Memoir” and was co-written with Pastor Salem Robinson Jr. (www. dunnsmemorial.com) Visit her website at www.divapro.com. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. In the 1991 major-league season, during which there were seven nohitters, two teams had no-hitters pitched both for and against them. Name either team. 2. Name the three centerfielders to win at least 10 consecutive Gold Glove awards. 3. Who are the only quarterbacks in NFL history to top 4,600 passing yards two seasons in a row? 4. How many schools have won backto-back Pac-10 men’s basketball tournaments? 5. Boston goaltender Tim Thomas tied an NHL record in 2010-11 for most consecutive road wins to start a season (nine). Who else holds the mark? 6. Who was the No. 1 overall pick in Major League Soccer’s 1996 inaugural draft? 7. True or false: Animal Kingdom was the first horse to have won the Kentucky Derby (2011) without having previously raced on dirt?

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1. What 1960s venue did Janis Joplin, Canned Heat and Grace Slick have in common? 2. Who was the lead singer for The Brooklyn Bridge? 3. What was the first instrument Paul McCartney ever played? 4. Who had a No. 1 hit with “Crocodile Rock”? 5. Johnnie Taylor is best remembered for what song? 6. Of all the cover versions of “The Tide is High,” which group had the most success with the song? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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New DVD Releases for Week of August 8, 2011 PICKS OF THE WEEK

“Paul” (R) -- While on a UFO-centric road trip through the U.S., two geeks (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) find Paul, a friendly little alien voiced by Seth Rogen. Movie references, snappy dialog and solid comedic performances drive the movie along for a fun ride. For an alien, Paul has a firm grasp on Earth’s pop culture and makes wisecracks the whole way through. Pegg and Frost are a seasoned comedy duo and carry the leading roles well. The film also boasts a winning supporting cast and fine special effects. The movie gets an R

rating for some over-the-top humor and Paul’s stoner antics, yet the movie has heart. Paul is the movie for anyone who fondly remembers the kid-befriends-alien story of “E.T.” and wants to be enchanted all over again, but this time with a ridiculous buddy-comedy. “Super” (R) -- When his beautiful wife leaves him and falls in with the wrong crowd, Frank (Rainn Wilson from TV’s “The Office”) turns himself into a real-world superhero and goes on a crusade against crime. However, the real conflict of this quirky-yet-dark comedy is whether Frank is a sympathetic underdog or a deranged lunatic assaulting perceived evil with a pipe wrench. He’s both. It’s the madness that makes him lovable, and Wilson handles it well. Be warned; as the plot thickens, the violence increases exponentially. “Super” makes for a strange movie full of laugh-out-loud moments and awkward winces. “The Battle of Algiers” [Blu-ray] (1966) -- This black-and-white classic gives an unflinching look at war from both sides. “The

Battle of Algiers” was recognized for its achievements in its own time, and still holds political relevance 45 years later. Depicting Algeria’s struggle for independence from France, the film follows the conflict from resentment on the streets to full-blown urban warfare. The battlefield is masterfully humanized through character vignettes and the tempo of escalating tensions. The Blu-ray release from the Criterion Collection offers the chance to see a truly poignant and classic film restored.

DOG OF THE WEEK

“Mars Needs Moms” (PG) -- No amount of space-age animation technology could turn this unlovable kid-movie flop into an engaging adventure. The story follows young Milo, a 9-year-old boy who doesn’t always listen to his mother. When Milo witnesses Martians kidnapping his mom, he finds himself on an outer-space journey to stop the Martian momnapping campaign. The plot is simple and goofy enough, but the

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script doesn’t really take it anywhere good, and the animation keeps anyone from getting comfortable. See, the motion-capture animation used in the film converts actors’ performances into unsettling computer animated characters. This leaves all the humans looking like demon-touched dolls struggling to adapt to humanoid expression. In a time when studios are raising the bar for animated family features, “Mars Needs Moms” fails to lift off.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A more harmonious aspect favors all relationships. Family ties with mates and children are strengthened. Libra is Cupid’s choice to win the amorous Aries’ heart.

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FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. They all played at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. The Kinks and Beach Boys were invited, but didn’t show. 2. Johnny Maestro. The group’s best-known song was “The Worst that Could Happen,” a chart topper in 1968. Maestro originally started with the Crests. 3. A trumpet, given to him for his birthday. He traded it in for a guitar. 4. Elton John, in 1973. He co-wrote the song with longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin, who also wrote the lyrics for “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Sad Songs (Say So Much).” 5. “Disco Lady,” in 1976. 6. Blondie, in 1981. The song went Top Ten in a half dozen countries. “Tide” was first released in 1967 by the Paragons.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The bold Bull is ready to take on fresh challenges. Expect some opposition as you plow new ground -- but supporters will outnumber detractors. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An upcoming job change could mean uprooting your family to a far-distant location. Weigh all considerations carefully before making a decision one way or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A longstanding problem is resolved by a mutually agreed upon compromise. You can now focus on getting the facts you’ll need for a decision you’ll soon be asked to make. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat needs to be wary of what appears to be a golden investment opportunity. That “sure thing” could turn out to be nothing more than a sack of Kitty Glitter. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You give of yourself generously to help others, but right now you must allow people to help you. Confide your problems to family and trusted friends.

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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. HMMA ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF AND TASTING September 18 Get out your secret chili recipe, chop some chilies and fire up the stove! Cook a pot of chili and enter the annual HMMA Chili Cook-off. Food vendors, music and fun for the entire family! Click here for more information. SAFE TRICK OR TREAT October 30 from 3:00 to 5:00pm Bring the kids downtown for a night of safe trick-ortreating as Monument merchants provide treats, activities and show-off their creative costumes. The Monument Police Department patrols the streets to help insure the safety of our goblins. BANNER CHRISTMAS Historic Downtown Monument is sponsoring the the third annual “Banner Christmas.” Banner Christmas features original Christmas art banners, handpainted by renowned local artists. The banners are on display on lamposts in the historic downtown of Monument. Unveiling is the Friday after Thanksgiving and they remain on display throughout the holiday season. If you are interested in painting a banner for the 2009 season, please contact Vicki Mynhier at 719.460.4179 or email at vmynhier@townofmonument.net. SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS Held the first Saturday in December from 10:00am to 2:00pm, this day full of holiday activities includes visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus along with crafts and activities for children, open houses and other special events as the merchants of Historic Downtown Monument celebrate a Small Town Christmas.

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eepsakes Unlimited was started by Roberta’s mother, Alice Baker in Denver, CO some two years prior to Roberta’s entry into this world. So to say that Roberta was born into the antique business is an understatement! Alice opened one of the first, if not the first, antique malls in Denver with multiple dealers in individual booths. So the entrepeurnial spirit also comes naturally to Roberta. Roberta and her mother joined forces in 1978 and opened an antique store in Palmer Lake. The store remained open until 1983 when it was sold to another antique dealer. But Roberta and her mom continued in the antique business selling at antique shows both locally, in Denver and Colorado Springs as well as in other states. Roberta married John in 1987. John is a professional truck driver and she went with him, on the road, several times. They learned, while travelling on various state and US highways throughout the country, that it takes 1/4 mile to stop an 18wheeler for a garage sale.

for those shows was the Palmer Lake Town Hall and became so successful that it has to be moved to the gymnasium at Pinecrest. Eventually, Pinecrest was sold and Razdal, a career Air Force officer, was transferred to Europe. Roberta retired from antiques for a while and went to work for school district 38 as a school bus driver and eventually got back into doing antique shows. She says that the antique business is like a disease that you are never really ever cured of. Roberta and John continued going to garage sales and estate sales and an occasional auction looking for those elusive “treasures.” John said that it was inevitable that his wife would go back into the antique business. “We knew that the time had come when we could no longer walk in our basement.” They opened Keepsakes Unlimited at the Front Street Square in Old Town Monument on August 1st. Alice Baker, now 94 was present on opening day and is very proud of what Roberta (and John) have done. Their daughter, Tammy Walker, has been helping to set up and sell at local antique shows and she also played a big role in getting the store on Front Street set up. Keepsakes Unlimited may go on into even a 3rd generation.

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