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them, followed by the Romans. These coins were more valuable than Chinese coins, as they were made from precious metals rather than base metals. Leather was also used in China around 118 B.C. as a form of currency, a type of banknote.

Before modern day currency, folks started with bartering for goods and services, using all forms of available plants and animals mostly. By about 1200 B.C., the Chinese began using the shells of mollusk’s, called cowrie shells, that became the first real currency. Cowrie shells were readily available in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and are still used in some areas within Africa.

The first paper currency was started by the Chinese around the ninth century A.D. and used through the 15th century. Their production was so prolific that it eventually devalued the currency and the Chinese ceased production in 1455. Strings of white beads made out of clam shells were the earliest form of wampum used by North American Indians around 1535.

After the Stone Age, the Chinese began manufacturing cowries. They also developed some metal monies in the shape of round coins about this time.

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By 500 B.C., the country of Lydia (now Turkey) began making coins out of silver that were stamped with the likeness of gods and emperors. The Greeks, Persians and Macedonians quickly copied

England made gold its standard of value in 1816. Although the Brits had used printed banknotes for a couple hundred years before, this is the first time the

banknotes represented and were tied to an existing amount of gold. The United States enacted their Gold Standard Act in 1900, which was the start of the central bank. The Depression of the 1930s was the end of the gold standard in the U.S., an action followed by the Brits soon after.

IN THE GROOVE Quarters and dimes have grooves or ridges around the edges so that one cannot scrape off the precious metal and sell it illegally. The dime has 118 grooves and the quarter has 119.

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per was needed for communications equipment. The result was that the few 1943 copper-alloy pennies made in that year have become valuable to collectors. How valuable? In 1999, one was purchased at an auction for $112,500. There are estimated to be about 40 more of these in existence. When you break open your piggy bank, grab a magnet. If the magnet doesn’t pick up that 1943 penny, then you could be rich.

PAPER MONEY U.S. paper money is made from cotton fiber rather than wood fibers. The banknotes are manufactured by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, issued by the Federal Reserve. The Bureau prints 37 million bills a day using 18 tons of ink. The street value of this dough is about $700 million. Because people were hoarding their coins during the Civil War, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing had to print paper notes in denominations of 3 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents and 50 cents. They were called greenbacks and were used to pay military personnel. Money is no longer printed in denominations of $500, $1,000 or $10,000.

IT’S ALL IN A NAME Everybody loves a nickname and currency has not been spared. The term “buck� is not only used for the U.S. dollar, but in other countries as well.

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• Cubans aren’t too fond of Americans or their dollars apparently. Their slang term for the dollar is fula, which is something bad. Prior to the mid 1990s, possession of U.S. money was cause for punishment in Cuba.

NO ROOM FOR CLEAN FREAKS Bacteria, such as that found in fecal matter for example, are found in 42 percent of paper money and 13 percent of coins. That metallic odor left on your hands after handling coins does not signal the presence of any nasty germs. It is simply skin oil decomposing from touching iron. The nasty germs don’t have an odor. The Japanese have a handy ATM machine that heat presses each bill at a high temperature before dispensing it in order to eliminate germs.

LAUNDERING MONEY IN WASHINGTON In the early 1900s, folks could ship their dirty money off to Washington, D.C. where the government would wash and iron it and then reissue the bills. Wasteful spending…or not? It’s nice to know that there is still good customer service available in Washington. If your paper money is falling apart and you can present at least 51 percent of the mutilated bill, the Office of Currency and Standards in D.C. will replace that money.

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• Parker Brothers, makers of the Monopoly game, has printed more fake greenbacks than our own Federal Reserve’s real money. Maybe Parker Brothers has more money than the Federal Reserve.

• It was noted psychiatrist and sleep researcher William C. Dement who made the following sage observation: “Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely in• The Spanish dollar coin was often used as currency in 17th and 18th cen- sane every night of our lives.” tury American colonies. They would physically cut the bills in eight pieces, called “bits” to make change. Thus, the saying “two bits” had a value of a quarter.

• For reasons that aren’t entirely clear in the record at hand, it’s illegal to wear a hat while dancing in Fargo, N.D.

• Clay jars called pyggs were a common place where people would stash their cash. Eventually, they became known simply as piggy banks.

• When the eggs of the Darwin frog hatch and the tadpoles emerge, the babies are swallowed by a male frog. They’re not victims of cannibalism, however; the father keeps the tadpoles in his vocal sac for two months. Once they’ve matured and become tiny frogs, the young ones are coughed up and have to fend for themselves.

• Despite the fact that the English language is very large in terms of the number of words available to those who can use them, it seems that much of our writing is made up of only a *** few words. In a study once conducted by lexicographer G.H. McKnight, it was found that approximately oneThought for the Day: quarter of all the words in any given sample of writing in English is one of “It’s not a good idea to put your wife the following nine: and, be, have, it, into a novel; not your latest wife, anyof, the, to, will and you. way.” -- Norman Mailer • Some species of squid can swim up to 35 mph.

• Since the U.S. has never had a female president, one would not expect to see the likeness of a woman on any paper currency. However, Martha Washington’s portrait was featured on the $1 Silver Certificate in 1886, 1891 and 1896. • If you pull out that $100 bill you are carrying in your wallet and look at the clock through a magnifying glass, you will see that the time is set at 4:10. We don’t know why.

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It all starts at 11am with the Rodz annual Car and Bike show! Running till 3pm, locals can show off their classic and current rides for a $10 entry that includes a free lunch. Trophies will be awarded for the top voted car and bike. Proceeds will benefit Tri-lakes Cares, and a spectacular jumble of hot tunes will blast from DJ Ottio on the Patio.

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Away from the parking lot, and inside the warehouse of amusement beside it you’ll find bowling specials. And when I mean special, I mean pretty dang special, as every human who enters Pinz between 12pm and 6pm will receive one FREE game of bowling! Then later, starting at 9, laser bowling will occupy the lanes until close. The children will have a great time as well. Starting at 11am, a Garden Tractor will arrive to do pulls. There will also be hayrides and proceeds will benefit local charity favorite Tri-lakes Cares. Inside Rodz (Located at Pinz) Samuel Adams and Budweiser will send some of their finest ladies to help serve and sample you drinks. Samuel Adams is also holding a contest that could potentially win you an overnight trip to Denver and/or Germany! It involves you holding heavy things of beer for a long time, so arrive with your biceps ready. To cap off the night, Rodz presents a live 4 hour performance from the Cari Dell Trio, who specialize in playing your favorite songs. The show starts at 9. I’d say we hope to see you there, but let’s be honest with each other, you hope to be there… For more information on the greatest four year anniversary conceived by mankind contact Pinz anytime at (719) 487-7469.


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to a son, Christopher Robin Milne. When Christopher Robin received a stuffed bear as a present, his father began writing a series of stories about the bear. Christopher Robin was immortalized in A.A. Milne’s books “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “The House at Pooh Corner.”

• On Aug. 18, 1590, John White, the governor of the Roanoke Island colony in present-day North Carolina, returns from a supply trip to England to find no trace of the 100 colonists he left behind. The only clue to their disappearance was the word “CROATOAN” carved into the palisade around the settlement.

• On Aug. 16, 1948, baseball legend George Herman “Babe” Ruth dies from cancer in New York City. For two days, tens of thousands of fans stood in line to pay their last respects. Ruth hit a record 60 home runs in the 1927 season and led the Yankees to seven pennants.

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• On Aug. 17, 1877, William “Billy the Kid” Bonney kills his first man, an Arizona blacksmith. Just how many men Billy the Kid killed is uncertain. He reportedly once claimed he had killed 21 men, “one for every year of my life.” • On Aug. 15, 1914, the Panama Canal, the American-built waterway across the Isthmus of Panama connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is inaugurated. U.S. engineers moved nearly 240 million cubic yards of earth and spent close to $400 million in constructing the 40-mile-long canal. • On Aug. 21, 1920, Daphne Milne, wife of English writer A.A. Milne, gives birth

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• On Aug. 19, 1960, in the USSR, captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for his confessed espionage. Only 18 months into his sentence, the Soviets released him in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a senior KGB spy who was caught and convicted in the United States five years earlier.

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• On Aug. 20, 1989, Lyle and Erik Menendez shoot their parents, Jose and Kitty, to death in the den of the family’s Beverly Hills, Calif., home. Police were finally tipped off to the brothers by the girlfriend of Erik’s psychotherapist, who’d taped Erik’s confession in counseling sessions.

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you recollect any? On the plus side, your heart arteries are in good shape, and you ought not to suffer a recurrence.

BROKEN HEART NOT JUST FIGURE OF SPEECH DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Last December, my husband called the paramedics when I did not respond to him. They rushed me to the hospital when I began convulsing. I have no recollection of any of this. When I woke one week later, I was in the ICU. I was told that I had broken-heart syndrome. I also was told it has to do with blood pressure. Can you confirm that there is such a thing? -- A. ANSWER: Broken-heart syndrome is for real. It’s a recent addition to the catalog of illnesses. Japanese doctors first described it, and called it Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy is a heart illness that affects the heart muscle, not the heart arteries or heart valves. The classical case is one where a person develops severe chest discomfort preceded by physical or emotional stress. The emotional stress could be the unexpected death of a loved one. An EKG shows a pattern that replicates the pattern of a heart attack. The heart’s function is greatly compromised. It doesn’t pump blood like it should, and that can lower blood pressure. Seizures are not included in the list of symptoms. However, a drop in blood pressure also drops the flow of blood to the brain. That can trigger seizures.

The booklet on congestive heart failure does not address broken-heart syndrome specifically, but it does detail a more common condition, its treatment and its prognosis. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 103W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$5 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have weak kidneys due to type 1 diabetes. My doctor has me eating three fruits a day and four vegetables. He limited my meat to 6 ounces daily. Does this limitation of meat benefit my kidneys? -- E.L.

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aby, it’s hot outside! The recent heat wave has increased the need to replenish your body and avoid heat exhaustion. Sweating is the body’s way of naturally cooling itself. Keep in mind that your body is actually losing fluids as you sweat, so it is important to replace them. Water makes up about 60 percent of your body’s weight and is an important part of many body processes. Besides helping to regulate body temperature, water is present in every cell in the body and helps protect some body tissues. Water also helps to transport nutrients and aides with the elimination of bodily waste. By the time you become thirsty, you may have already lost 2 percent of your body fluids. Mild dehydration is when you have lost 2 percent to 5 percent of your body fluids. Symptoms of mild dehydration include thirst, dry mouth and throat, rapid pulse, low blood pressure, weakness or a lack of energy, and reduced quantity of urine. When there is a fluid loss of more than 5 percent, the body has severe reactions that include pale skin; bluish fingertips and lips; rapid, shallow breathing; weak, irregular pulse; and confusion or disorientation. It can result in shock, seizures, coma and death. A person who burns about 2,000 calories should get about 8 to 12 cups of fluid per day. (Most women burn less than 2,000 calories, while men working outside would burn more.) That might sound like a lot to drink, but it doesn’t all have to come from drinking water. Many of the foods we eat contain a high percentage of water, and that counts as a portion of the 8 to 12 cups of needed fluid. Hydrating foods such as celery, cucumber, lettuce and summer squash are 90 percent to 95 percent water. Grapefruit, strawberries, broccoli and tomato are 90 percent to 94 percent water, and milk, yogurt, egg whites, fruit juices, apples and carrots are 80 percent to 89 percent water. Keep slices of watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and other such water-packed fruits in the refrigerator. They are excellent sources of water, sugar and electrolytes, and the perfect “grab and go” refresher on a hot summer’s day. Keep in mind that the thirst mechanism can become weak in senior citizens, so they may need to implement a way of assuring they drink enough water. Some people fill a pitcher with six or so cups of water in the morning and make sure that they drink the entire contents by the time they go to bed. At the other end of the life span are children, who often ignore thirst cues. It is important to assure they are drinking enough fluids, especially if they’re

playing outdoors. A good gauge of hydration is the color of their urine. A dark-yellow color is an indicator they are not drinking enough fluids. Just remember that if the weather is hot and you’re sweating, that precious fluid needs to be replaced. Next time you venture out into the heat, don’t forget to pack a bottle full of this Fruity Sports Drink, or take along a package of the Homemade Powdered Sports Drink to add to your bottle of water!

FRUITY SPORTS DRINK Using natural fruit juices adds both natural sugars and vitamins to your sports drink. Adding sea salt instead of table salt adds an electrolyte source, as the minerals of the sea are very similar to the electrolyte composition in our blood. Sea salt contains 84 minerals, including sodium, potassium, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and helps to replenish the minerals you lose through perspiration. 1/2 can (3 ounces) frozen, unsweetened orange juice 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 2 quarts water Using a large pitcher, mix all of the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate and stir to recombine before serving. Makes 2 quarts.

HOMEMADE POWDERED SPORTS DRINK 9 tablespoons organic or raw sugar 3/8 teaspoon sea salt 1 packet unsweetened powdered fruit-drink mix Mix together the sugar, salt and powdered fruit drink until wellcombined. Place 1/3 of the mixture into each of three small resealable bags. To reconstitute, add the contents of 1 bag to a 20-ounce sports bottle. Fill the bottle halfway with water, close and shake to mix. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and shake to mix again. Alternately, add half the powdered drink to a 20-ounce bottle of water. Replace cap and shake to mix. Add the rest of the powdered drink, replace cap, and shake to mix. Makes 3 servings. (Additional info provided by Tammy Roberts, MS, RD, LD, nutrition and health education specialist, Barton County, University of Missouri Extension) *** 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. Name the group that released “Good Times.” 2. Which band had hits with “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “Mother’s Little Helper”? Name the year. 3. Which group had a U.S. and U.K. hit with “The Boys Are Back in Town” in 1976? 4. Which group released “Sultans of Swing,” and when? 5. Name the one-hit wonder that had a hit with “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’” 6. Which all-girl Go-Go’s song mentions dances called the Pony and the Watusi? (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). necessary time to get every drop out of the astounding scenery and the smoldering performances of Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.

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New DVD Releases for Week of August 15, 2011 PICKS OF THE WEEK

“Jane Eyre” (PG-13) -- A young woman in Victorian England, plain in appearance, leaves a troubled past behind and finds herself in the employ of a charming and complicated man. It’s another in a long series of adaptations of Charlotte Bronte’s novel, and this one stands out among the rest. The pace of the film is handled with care, but keeps in mind that motion pictures just don’t have time like novels do. The story has quite a few twists and turns as the tides change for the protagonist, yet the film still takes the

“That’s What I Am” (PG) -- This comingof-age dramedy set in mid-’60s America tackles issues of tolerance, determination and principles. The story follows the trials of Andy, a fairly typical 12-year-old boy, as he sets his sights on his first crush. When wise, compassionate eighth-grade teacher, Mr. Simon (Ed Harris) pairs Andy with the class reject -- a lanky, awkward red-haired boy called “Big-G,” lessons are learned all around. It’s a touching family movie that is nothing short of a full-on surprise from World Wrestling Entertainment Productions. You may recognize a wrestler trying on a dramatic role, and holding it up well enough. But Harris does the real heavy lifting, as he puts even-handed wisdom in a suplex and breaks

a chair over the head of adolescent issues.

DOG OF THE WEEK

“Priest” (R) -- In an alternate world where mankind has been at war with vampires since the beginning, the Priests are an elite vampkilling order established by the church. Well, they’re not vampires so much as slimy, eyeless, computer-animated reptiles that don’t do well in sunlight. For a movie that has no problem playing fast and loose with rules for vampires and priests, it sure doesn’t take any chances trying to be original in any other way. The characters, the dialogue, the plotline, and especially the setting are all straight-faced, unapologetic, 100 percent recycled material.

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“The Big Lebowski” (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] (1998) -- The definitive set for any devotees of The Dude. The new edi-

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tion comes with all the bells and whistles, packaged in a 28-page book full of extras, set photography and an exclusive interview. Follow the story of Jeffrey Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), possibly the laziest man in LA, as he is thrust into an absurd pulp mystery, beset at every turn by the most ridiculous characters and circumstances ever put together by the Coen brothers.

MORE RELEASES “Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil” (PG) “No Eres Tu, Soy Yo” (PG-13) “Something Borrowed” (PG-13) “The Conspirator” (PG-13) “Dexter: The Fifth Season” “Must Love Cats” “Paranormal State: Season 5” “Voltron: The Legend Begins” (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A happy event creates a closer tie with a family member who seemed hopelessly estranged. Positive aspects also dominate in important career matters.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You sometimes go to extremes to prove a point. But this time, you won’t have to. Supporters are ready, falling over themselves to help you make your case.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Willie McCovey hit in 22 consecutive games in 1959. 2. Don Sutton (22 seasons), Phil Niekro (21 seasons) and Tom Seaver (20 seasons). 3. C.J. Spiller of Clemson in 2009. 4. Detroit’s Isiah Thomas, in the 1983-84 season. 5. None. 6. Henie was 15 years, 315 days old. 7. Tom Watson, 1982-83.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Chic had a No. 1 hit with the song in 1979. The group’s “C’est Chic” album also included the 1978 hit “Le Freak.” 2. The Rolling Stones, both in 1966. 3. Thin Lizzy, on their “Jailbreak” album. The song has since been covered by others, including Bon Jovi. 4. Dire Straits, in 1978 in the U.K. The song didn’t chart until it was re-released six months later in the U.S. Then it rose to the Top Ten charts in both countries. 5. Crazy Elephant, in 1969. 6. “We Got the Beat,” released in 1980. The song was used in the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” With a length of only 2:32, it was considered short for a dance song.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Venus might be your ruling planet, but Mars is in the picture as well. So don’t be surprised if your romantic relationships are a bit rocky at this time. But they’ll soon smooth over. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Geminis might rush into romance and risk being wrong about someone rather than be left with no one. But this is one time when it’s wiser to be wary of where your heart takes you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) With all (or most) of those pesky problems behind you, take time for your family and friends. Travel aspects are favored, with long-distance journeys high on the list. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have started to question the wisdom of being open with someone you hoped you could trust. But be assured you won’t be disappointed. You’ll soon hear good news. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You have a reputation for honesty and integrity, and that will help turn around a situation that was not only disappointing but also quite unfair. Good luck.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your ruling planet, Pluto, helps you adjust to change. So, stop putting off that longdelayed move, and make it with the assurance that you’re doing the right thing. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You have a wonderful capacity to learn quickly and well. This will help you when you are faced with an opportunity to move on to a new path in life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Good news: You suddenly find that you’re not facing that new challenge alone. You now have someone at your side, ready to offer whatever support you might need. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your versatility -- which is just one of those aspects of yourself that make you so special -- helps you adapt to the challenges of a new and exciting opportunity. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your sensitive nature picks up on the needs of others. But what about your desires? You need to take more time to assess what your goals are and, if necessary, redirect them. BORN THIS WEEK: You give your trust openly and easily. People find you easy to be with and enjoy your wit, your good sense, and your capacity to love and be loved (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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If the parties are not in total agreement, the Court will require the parties to mediate their dispute before the Court will hold a trial to settle any differences. Mediation is a process where a trained third party attempts to help the parties to settle their differences. It is a voluntary process. The mediator does not make decisions for the parties. The parties make their own decisions.

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