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omic books have been around since the 1800s, most of them culled from comic strips or newspaper editorial cartoons. The latter originated in 1754, with Benjamin Franklin as the author. Franklin’s editorial cartoon was an illustration of a snake with a severed head, with the printed words “Join, or Die.” The cartoon was published in an American newspaper to persuade colonies to join what eventually became the U.S. Before the comic strip itself became popular, comical caricatures were introduced in a German newspaper in 1859. Wilhelm Bush, a German poet and artist, created “Max and Mortiz,” which became a big hit.
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In 1902, Outcault conceived “Buster Brown,” a cartoon strip featuring a mischievous boy and his dog, Tige. It became so popular that a shoe company bought the rights to the name. Buster Brown shoes were as popular as its namesake.
THE STRIP AND BOOK Richard Outcault is credited as the originator of the modern-day comic strip. Outcault was the first artist to use the “balloon” dialogue box. In the late 1890s, he went to work for Joseph Pulitzer’s “New York World.” In 1895, Pulitzer debuted Outcault’s comic strips in color in a single-panel cartoon on the front page, calling it “Hogan’s Alley.” The setting of the cartoon was a fictional slum, featuring a soon-to-be famous character, “The Yellow Kid.”
Swiss artist Rudolphe Topffer created the first-ever comic book, “The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck,” which was published in 1837. In many circles, he is also considered the first to write a comic strip. Topffer’s comic book was published throughout Europe before coming to the United States in 1842. The American version of the book contained six to 12 panels per page; 40 pages in all side-stitched in a booklet that measured 8 ½ by 11 inches.
In 1896, Outcault left the “World” for William Randolph Hearst’s “New York Journal.” The defection spawned a lawsuit that resulted in the breakup of Hogan’s Alley and The Yellow Kid. The judge ruled that the “World” would retain the rights to Hogan’s Alley and the “Journal” became the owner of The Yellow Kid.
Instead of the “bubble or balloon” dialogue box, Topffer placed the text beneath the characters to make it easier for the reader to move forward with the stories. The plot of The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck centered on a playful bachelor and his comical attempts to engage a rather homely young woman.
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COMIC BOOKS AS GOOD AS GOLD Comic books have appealed to young and old alike for centuries, but they’ve also caught the eye of collectors. The value of some comic books as media memorabilia is astronomical. On March 29, 2010, a “New York Daily News” article cited the 10 most valuable comic books. Comic book issues from least to most valuable:
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All-American Comics, No. 16 Value: $430,000 Green Lantern was introduced in the 16th issue of All-American Comics.
The first issue of Flash Comics, published in 1940, brought Flash and Hawkman to the forefront of comic book characters.
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More Fun Comics had a short run, from 1935 to 1947. In issue No. 52 â€œThe Spectreâ€? was introduced.
The 27th issue of Detective Comics debuted Batman â€“ it went on the stands in 1939 for 10 cents.
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The Detective Comic Series brought life to Batman, but he was first introduced in 1940, along with Robin, in the comic book, Batman.
Superman was first introduced in Action Comics. The comic book series began in 1938 and has been called â€œthe Holy Grailâ€? of comic books.
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• On Sept. 7, 1813, the United States gets its nickname when a New York newspaper refers to “Uncle Sam.” The name is linked to meat packer Samuel Wilson, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. Wilson stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as “Uncle Sam’s.” • On Sept. 6, 1847, writer Henry David Thoreau moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson in Concord, Mass., after living for two years in a shack he built himself on Walden Pond. In 1854, his collection of essays, “Walden, or Life in the Woods,” is published.
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ter’s first collection of short stories, “Flowering Judas,” is published. During her lifetime, she published 25 stories and one novel, “Ship of Fools,” which took her more than two decades to complete. • On Sept. 5, 1958, Boris Pasternak’s romantic novel “Dr. Zhivago” is published in the United States. The book infuriated Soviet officials, but admirers of Pasternak’s work began to smuggle the manuscript out of Russia piece by piece. The book won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958. • On Sept. 9, 1965, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax hurls the eighth perfect game in major-league history, leading the Dodgers to a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Koufax retired after the 1966 season at just 30 years old because of arthritis in his elbow.
• On Sept. 10, 1919, almost a year after the end of the First World War, New York City holds a parade to welcome home Gen. John J. Pershing, commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force, and some 25,000 soldiers who had served on the Western Front.
• On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford pardons his disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office. The Watergate scandal erupted after it was revealed that Nixon and his aides had engaged in illegal activities. With impeachment proceedings under way, Nixon became the first American president to resign.
• On Sept. 11, 1930, Katherine Anne Por-
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In 1946, rationing finally ended, and the use of the car increased. The first drive-in bank teller opened. We had punchboards instead of lottery tickets, and Slinkys and Tinkertoys, as well as Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. If we had a phone, it was probably on a party line, and we had a number like SYcamore 4-0160 or 0551-J1.
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A car cost around $800 ($12,000 today) but after we were attacked at Pearl Harbor, rationing went into effect and car owners were limited to five tires. Other things were quickly added to the rationing list: bicycles, stoves, gas, coffee, butter and sugar. Most homes had â€œVictoryâ€? gardens in the yard.
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In 1941, gas was 19 cents a gallon, which equates to $2.95 in todayâ€™s money. Bread was 8 cents ($1.24 today) and milk was 34 cents ($5.29 today). The very next year the production of autos was halted.
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LOUD SNORING CAN SIGNAL SLEEP APNEA DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have sleep apnea. Before being treated by a sleep specialist, I was very sleepy during the day and had no energy. My specialist prescribed a mask that pumps air into my nose. It helps somewhat. Later a friend told me about Provigil. It makes me feel much better, but I am not 100 percent. What else could help me? -- J.K. ANSWER: “Apnea” is Greek for “no breathing.” Sleep apnea is periods during sleep when a person stops breathing for 10 or more seconds. There can be five to 30 or more such spells every hour. Quite often, an apneic period is preceded by snoring that gets progressively louder and louder. At the end of the no-breathing episode, the person grunts and half-wakens and then starts breathing again. This fragments sleep and leaves the person sleepy and without energy the next day. The problem lies in a narrowed passageway for air as it travels through the throat en route to the lungs. Redundant throat tissue blocks the natural airflow. Weight loss is one way to get rid of excess throat tissue, if one is overweight. Don’t drink any alcohol from the evening meal on, because it relaxes throat tissue. The mask you wear is called CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). It delivers air under pressure so it can pass through the obstruction in the throat. Don’t abandon it. You can ask your dentist about fashioning a device that keeps the jaw forward
There are a number of surgical procedures that can pare excess tissue from the back of the throat. And there is a new remedy called the Pillar Palatal Implant System. It consists of three small, plastic rods inserted into the back part of the upper palate to keep it propped up. For some, a droopy palate obstructs airflow. Since you’re doing pretty well with the way things are going now, you might not want to upset things with any more treatment.
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asting meats and vegetables with a marinade is one of the best ways to infuse a dish with flavor. What does “marinade” or “marinate” mean? A marinade is a seasoned liquid mixture that adds flavor and in some cases helps tenderize tough cuts of meat. Some marinades are homemade mixtures. Other times they are bottled dressings or sauces. Marinate also means to steep the food in a marinade. If the meat is a tender cut, marinate it for a short time, no more than 30 minutes, or you’ll have a mushy, soft entree! For tougher cuts of meat, marinade for 8 to 12 hours in the refrigerator.
top. The same contamination can happen when the plate that held the raw meat is used for transporting the cooked meat. Also avoid using the fork or turner that touched the raw meat to turn or check the cooked meat. It’s best to use a different kitchen utensil each time, or rinse it with warm soapy water between uses.
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MULTI-PURPOSE BASTING SAUCE
Whenever you decide to use a marinade on meats, place it in a re-sealable bag on a plate in the refrigerator. If your recipe calls for basting the meat with a marinade as it cooks, reserve some of the marinade that has NOT been in contact with the raw meat to use as a basting sauce. Otherwise, you are contaminating cooked meat with raw meat juices -- a foodsafety NO-NO. Never use the same basting brush on raw meat and cooked meat.
3/4 cup wine vinegar 3 tablespoons cooking oil 3 tablespoons finely chopped green peppers 1 tablespoon salt (optional) 1 can (6 ounce) frozen pineapple juice concentrate 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce (optional)
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Before grilling, allow marinated meat to sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cook the meat on medium coals or heat. Baste on each side the last 15 minutes of cooking. If you use this sauce as a marinade, turn the meat frequently to prevent burning, as the sugar content is high and browns (and burns) easily. Makes about 25 (4 1/2 ounce) portions.
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1. MONEY: What country’s currency is the baht? 2. LITERATURE: What famous adventure novelist was born with the name John Chaney? 3. BIBLE: Which Old Testament figure’s name means “laughter” in Hebrew? 4. HISTORY: What city was the capital of Russia from 1712 to 1918? 5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: When was Al Capone imprisoned for tax evasion? 6. MYTHOLOGY: Where was King Arthur buried, according to the myth? 7. GEOGRAPHY: Where does the Horn of Africa lie? 8. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of poisonous arachnid also is referred to as a “violin” or “brown fiddler” spider? 9. LANGUAGE: What is another way to describe someone who is “perfidious”? 10. MOVIES: What is the last name of “Dirty Harry,” the character played by Clint Eastwood?
1. Entering 2011, how many times had Jim Thome tallied at least 20 home runs in a season? 2. Name the last international team before Japan in 2010 to win the Little League World Series. 3. In 1976-77 and 1986-87, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the No. 1 overall draft pick each year. Name three of the four players selected. 4. Tom Izzo is the longest-serving Big Ten men’s basketball head coach, having led Michigan State since 1995. Who is second in Big Ten tenure? 5. Who was the oldest NHL player to get his first hat trick before 40-yearold Nicklas Lidstrom of Detroit did it in 2010? 6. When swimmer Michael Phelps won his 16th career Olympic medal during the 2008 Summer Games, whose record did he break for men’s total medals? 7. In 2011, Rory McIlroy became the youngest golfer (21) to hold at least a share of the lead after the first day of the Masters. Who had held the mark?
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1. How was Usher discovered? How old was he? 2. Name the oldest artist to ever have a No. 1 hit on the charts. What was the song? 3. What do the following songs have in common? “Grazing in the Grass,” “Telstar” and “A Fifth of Beethoven.” 4. Name the first artist to release “A Million to One.” 5. The Beatles’ “Come Together” was released as a double A-side single. What was on the back of the 1969 record? 6. The Thompson Twins had two No. 1 hits in 1982. What were the songs? (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 Sept. 5, 2011 PICKS OF THE WEEK
“X-Men: First Class” (PG-13) -- “X-men: First Class” shows the benefits of starting fresh, besting its predecessors and easily taking the crown for best “X-men” film so far. Taking place well before the events of the first three movies, “First Class” focuses on two bright young men who want to make the world a better place to be a mutant: Charles, the future “Professor X” (James McAvoy), and Erik, who will one
day become the supervillain Magneto (Michael Fassbender). Set against the backdrop of the Cuban missile crisis, the film has sharp-focused tension carrying the film from one explosive action sequence to another. “First Class” delivers a master class in creating the superhero thriller. “Everything Must Go” (R) -- Nick (Will Ferrell) is a nice guy; he’s just hit a rough patch and perhaps drinks too much. In one day, Nick loses his job and comes home to find his wife has put all of his possessions on the lawn and locked up the house. Left with few options, Nick decides to open a beer and call it a yard sale, thus starting his journey to recovery and introspection. This is a fine dramatic role for Ferrell, and he fills it in nicely. It’s a tricky line for this serious comedy, but Ferrell walks it to success in both laughs and audience sympa-
thy. “Hanna” (PG-13) -- Raised in the wilderness by her ex-CIA father to be the ultimate assassin, Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a 16-year-old killing machine and a compelling argument for public education. Hanna’s coming-of-age story revolves around her first mission, a sort of “Bourne Identity”-themed fairytale across modernday Europe. Ronan is a young actress who is consistently impressive, even in this wacky-premised spy thriller. Cate Blanchett steps into a Wicked Witch role, playing the corrupt spymaster who wants to capture Hanna, or at least neutralize her. “The Colors of the Mountain” -- In the mountains of Colombia, government troops and guerrilla soldiers maneuver around one another in escalating conflict. In a tiny village among the mountains, Manuel, Julian
and their elementary-school peers just want to play soccer. “The Colors of the Mountain” is a slow-paced but well-made film about childhood innocence and the farreaching impact of war. First-time director Carlos CŽsar Arbel‡ez uses the landscape and the quiet moments to build tension. Seeing a soccer ball roll off into a minefield -- and then seeing a group of boys carefully go after their only ball -- exemplifies how the film draws out the heart of the story.
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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You should soon be hearing some positive feedback on that recent business move. An old family problem recurs, but this time you’ll know how to handle it better.
1. Thailand 2. Jack London 3. Isaac 4. St. Petersburg 5. 1931 6. The isle of Avalon 7. East Africa 8. The brown recluse spider 9. Treacherous 10. Callahan
SEPT. 5, 2011
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) As tensions ease on the home front, you can once more focus on changes in the workplace. Early difficulties are soon worked out. Stability returns as adjustments are made.
SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Sixteen of 20 seasons entering 2011. 2. Curacao, in 2004. 3. Lee Roy Selmon (1976), Ricky Bell (‘77), Bo Jackson (‘86) and Vinny Testaverde (‘87). 4. Bill Carmody has been the head coach at Northwestern since 2000. 5. St. Louis’ Scott Mellanby was 36 when he got his ﬁrst hat trick in 2003. 6. Russian gymnast Nikolai Andrianov. 7. Seve Ballesteros was 23 when he did it in 1980.
FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Usher competed on “Star Search” in 1993, when he was 13 years old. He was immediately put under contract and within a year had an album out. 2. Louis Armstrong, in 1964, when he was 62. The song was “Hello, Dolly!” from the musical of the same name. The song won a Grammy, as did Armstrong. 3. All are instrumentals that hit the top of the charts. 4. Jimmy Charles, in 1960. The song was written by Phil Medley, who also penned “Twist & Shout.” 5. “Something.” 6. “In the Name of Love” and “Lies.” They scored another No. 1 hit the next year with “Hold Me Now.”
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new romance tests the unattached Bovine’s patience to the limit. But Venus still rules the Taurean heart, so expect to find yourself trying hard to make this relationship work. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s a good time to consider home-related purchases. But shop around carefully for the best price -- whether it’s a new house for the family or a new hose for the garden. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A contentious family member seems intent on creating problems. Best advice: Avoid stepping in until you know more about the origins of this domestic disagreement. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A recent jobrelated move proves far more successful than you could have imagined. Look for continued beneficial fallout. Even your critics have something nice to say. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Ease up and stop driving yourself to finish that project on a deadline that is no longer realistic. Your superiors will be open to requests for an extension. Ask for it.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some surprising statements shed light on the problem that caused that once-warm relationship to cool off. Use this newly won knowledge to help turn things around. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your spiritual side is especially strong at this time. Let it guide you into deeper contemplation of aspects about yourself that you’d like to understand better. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your merrier aspect continues to dominate and to attract folks who rarely see this side of you. Some serious new romancing could develop out of all this cheeriness. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You’re always concerned about the wellbeing of others. It’s time you put some of that concern into your own health situation, especially where it involves nutrition. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Just when you thought your life had finally stabilized, along comes another change that needs to be addressed. Someone you trust can help you deal with it successfully. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a sixth sense when it comes to finding people who need help long before they think of asking for it. And you’re right there to provide it. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.
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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.
1ST ANNUAL RETRO RODS & ROCKABILLY CAR SHOW & CONCERT Retrospect Dry Goods 251 Front Street, Monument Saturday, September 10th - 10am to 3pm Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Lead Sleds, Classic Cars, & Bikes! LIVE Rockabilly music by two incredible bands, the Royal Aces Surf Band & Phantom 88! Vintage Glamour Pin-Up Contest, Food Trucks, Door Prizes & more! FREE to Attend. A portion of the days proceeds will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado. Have a hot rod or any other COOL vehicle you’d like to bring down? Call the store at 719-487-8817 or visit RetroDryGoods. com to register! $25 per vehicle, includes t-shirt & goodie bag!
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INTRODUCTION TO OUR NEW BUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAM Presentations also by: SCORE, SBA, Co PTAC, EDC, Tri-Lakes Chamber, CS Tech Incubator, CSBDC. Mon, Sept 12 5:30 – 7:30pm 14960 Woodcarver Rd, Co Springs, CO 80921 RSVP: Heather McEntee, 719-481-4877 x100, email@example.com. www.trilakesbi.org ART HOP IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MONUMENT September 15 The third Thursday of each month, May through September, the galleries, restaurants and boutiques of Historic Downtown Monument stay open from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for a celebration featuring art openings, great food, live music and other special events. Participating merchants are located on Second Street, Jefferson Street, Washington Street and Front Street : Bella Art & Frame, Bella Casa, Covered Treasures Bookstore, Crafty Laine Fabric Boutique & Sewing Lounge, Create A Memory Studio, Gloss, La Casa Fiesta Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Luna Hair Studio and Spa, Margo’s on the Alley, Nationwide Flooring and Design Center, Prickly Pear, Retrospect Dry Goods, Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, The Bead Corner / Heart and Hand Marketplace, The Love Shop, The Vintage Merchants, and Wisdom Tea House. Please save your receipts from all your purchases during Art Hop. There will be a drawing of a gift basket collected from the Art Hop Merchants at the Chili Cook-Off on September 17th. For more information, please visit: www.monumentarthop.org. MUSIC BY THE CREEK September 15th 6 pm - 9 pm “Free Family Event” Bring your chairs and blankets for an evening of local talent Sponsored by Coffee on the Go... For more information (719)646-1063 Calling for Entertainers - if you would like to perform please contact Coffee on the Go... 225 North Gate Blvd, Exit 156A off I-25 At the Western Museum of Mining & Industry WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PARK Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:30 am to 11:00 am
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BELONGINGS By Nicholas J. Yanez
he following article is directed at two different types of people. The first, are those looking to gain something. It could be a pair of boots, a lawnmower, or an armoire; doesn’t really matter. All that is relevant is that person-type one is looking to add to their collection of possessions. The second type of person is quite the opposite. This person is looking to rid of accessories. Maybe they have too much, too old, or too ugly (in their opinion) of things; it needs to go. What I’m pitching to these people, type one and type two, is that they work together.
cold beer, soda pop and music. It is a great time to revel with good friends in a celebration of the coming of fall and cooler weather; all for only a five dollar admission, with kids under eight free. Competitors: $35.00 Entry fee and they should see http://monumentmerchants. com, and click on discover monument events and then hmma annual chili cook-off and tasting for contest rules, application and schedule. Or, contact vicki at 719-460-4179 or e-mail vmynhier@townofmonument. Net Proceeds benefit beautification of downtown monument and other projects
Every Sunday through October, Pinz Bowling Center is hosting the TriLakes Community Garage Sale. It gives people an opportunity to both buy and sell their goods. For browsers, it’s beneficial in that you can hit what would normally be several garage sales all in one giant lot. For sellers, it gives them a premier selling spot, free advertisement (see this article), and two parking spaces worth of room all for just $10. The sale starts bright and early at 7am, and concludes at high noon (12pm). Heavy amounts of poor weather may change the scheduled events. For more information on the Tri-Lakes Community Garage Sale call Pinz at (719) 487-7469, and ask every question to your hearts content.
THE PALMER LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “ TWO WHEELS AND A PATH: FROM DENVER TO PALMER LAKE & BEYOND”
oin us on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 7:00 PM at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO, 80133, for a fascinating and informative evening as Johanna Harden and Annette Gray, archivists in the Douglas County History Research Center, take us back in time as they present the story of the Denver to Palmer Lake Cycle Path. They will continued on page 17...
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hen I was asked to write an article on the health risks of eating genetically modified foods, I jumped at the chance. My schooling in holistic nutrition has taught me what every geneticist now knows; the way our genes express themselves is influenced by environmental factors such as stress, toxins (both ingested and applied to our bodies), drugs, emotions, and most importantly our diet. And while I understand that GM foods are already on the market, I was shocked to discover the complete disregard for consumer health that went into this decision. After three days of research on what I thought would be a pretty cut and dry topic, only one thing became clear to me: the American public are unwitting guinea pigs it what history will one day define as the single worst health decision our government has ever made without our consent. More than 70% of the foods on supermarket shelves contain one of the top eight genetically modified foods. Genetic engineering involves taking genes from one species and inserting them into the DNA of a completely different species. Corn, soy, canola, cottonseed, sugar from sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, and small amounts of zucchini and crook neck squash are the most common GM foods. You’re probably saying to yourself, “I can’t remember the last time I ate any of those things!” Well, if you’ve had anything from a box, can, or a bag, you’ve most definitely eaten corn or soy. The widespread use of soybeans and corn as food additives in the Standard American Diet (SAD) virtually ensures that all U.S. consumers have been exposed to GM products. Living matter is composed primarily of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Despite this similarity, a tomato and a zucchini neither look nor tastes anything alike. What actually makes them so different is the shape of their respective molecules. When it comes, specifically, to hormones, drugs, and neurotransmitters, these different shapes correspond to and “unlock” specific receptor sites. When scientists say that soybeans are estrogenic, what they mean is that the shape of the molecule so resembles that of estrogen, it actually fits like a key into estrogen receptors. Contrary to popular belief, tomatoes are not being spliced with fish
use historic photographs and articles from local newspapers to detail this little-known chapter in Douglas County history. In the 1890s, bicyclists on their “wheels” were leaving the city to venture into the countryside where they could enjoy the scenery. It was not long before riders began competing to see who could complete their “century” of one hundred miles in the shortest time.
DNA, but the truth isn’t any more appetizing. There are two main types of genetic engineering being done on our produce: In the case of soy, they are injected with bacterial genes that allow them to survive otherwise deadly doses of toxic herbicide. They are referred to as Roundup Ready. US farmers are using hundreds of millions of pounds more herbicides because of these types of crops. It seems that we are actually consuming more pesticides than ever and just so that farmers do not need to use traditional methods of weed control. The second type of genetic engineering injects the bacterium, Bacillus Thuringiensis into corn. This produces an insect killing pesticide called Bt-toxin in every cell of the plant. But it does more than just kill what farmer’s call “pests,” animal studies has shown that the Bt toxin damages the beneficial flora in our guts, compromising our immune systems. Allison Nabours, ND of Springs Natural Medicine, explained to me that scientists randomly “splice the gene into the [vegetable] anywhere on the DNA sequence.” This affects the nutrient levels of the genetically modified food and can “potentially create new compounds” and we don’t know what those can unlock or how they function in the body. There are no clinical human trials on the safety of GM foods and no agency that attempts to monitor GMO (genetically modified organisms) related health problems among the population. It has been noted that after GM foods were widely introduced in 1996, there has been a significant and steady increase in reported allergies and chronic diseases. Not only have we not been presented with truly independent research to either prove or disprove the safety of GM foods, (since much of it appears to have been suppressed) we seemed to have been asleep while debate raged on in Europe with the effect that most consumers refused to buy GM foods. Today some European countries ban GM foods and many limit them. I believe we truly are what we eat and I have no intentions of being “modified.” The best way to avoid GM foods is to vote with your spoon and: 1. Shop organic 2. look for “non-GMO” labeled products
3. Consult the non-GMO shopping guide, www.NonGMOShoppingGuide. com. 4. And support your local non-GMO farmers. You can find The Smith Family Farms selling their non GMO produce every Saturday at the Monument farmers market (behind Rosie’s Diner) from 9-1pm. As word spread about the views and accommodations that might be found on a ride south from Denver, wheelmen and wheelwomen as well as local businesses began asking for a cycle path in Douglas County. This program is free. Free refreshments will be served following the program. Visit us at: www.palmerdividehistory.org.
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It can be challenging to achieve that balance. For one thing, you and your fellow grandparents have not been stingy in your giving over the past several years. Americaâ€™s grandparents provided an estimated $370 billion in financial support to their grandchildren between 2004 and 2009, according to a survey by the MetLife Mature Market Institute. This averages out to $8,661 per grandparent household over that same period. However, many of these same grandparents may not be accumulating sufficient financial resources to enjoy the retirement lifestyle theyâ€™ve envisioned. In fact, the median balance of retirement accounts for 55- to 64-year-olds is only about $100,000, according to the Center for Retirement Research. Thatâ€™s not a lot of money for an age group that could spend two or even three decades in retirement. So, as a grandparent, what steps might you take to bolster your retirement savings while simultaneously helping your grandchildren? Here are a few ideas:
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Maintain permanent life insurance. Once your children are grown, you may feel less compelled to carry life insurance. But the right type of life insurance can benefit you throughout your life. Permanent life insurance offers you the chance to build cash value, which you may be able to access, depending upon the specifics of your policy. And you can name your grandchildren as beneficiaries of your policy. Open a 529 plan. Use the money youâ€™re already gifting to fund a 529 plan to help your grandchildren pay for college. These plans have generous contribution guidelines, and withdrawals are tax-free, provided the money is used for qualified expenses. There may be state tax incentives available to in-state residents who invest in their home stateâ€™s 529 plan. And a 529 plan offers you a degree of flexibility; if the beneficiary grandchild decides to forgo college, you can transfer the unused funds to another grandchild, tax and penalty free. However, withdrawals used for expenses other than qualified education expenses may be subject to federal and state taxes, plus a 10% penalty. Contribute to a Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The Roth IRA is a powerful retirement savings vehicle. You can fund your IRA with virtually any type of investment, such as stocks, bonds and government securities, and your earnings grow tax free, provided you donâ€™t take withdrawals until youâ€™re at least age 59Â˝ and youâ€™ve held your account at least five years. Your grandchildren may appreciate your generosity, but theyâ€™ll also no doubt want you to enjoy a comfortable retirement. As always, you need to do what makes sense for your situation. You may find there are ways to help both your grandchildren and yourself.
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