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“I’ve experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows. I think to really appreciate anything you have to be at both ends of the spectrum.” - John Elway

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More than 375,000 women attend professional football games each weekend; more than 45 million watch football games on television.

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• On Sept. 22, 1598, English playwright Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter after a duel. He was very nearly hanged, but his ability to read and write saved him. He claimed “benefit of clergy,” which allowed him to be sentenced by the lenient ecclesiastical courts. Jonson was as famous in his time as Shakespeare.

• On Sept. 23, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt is forced to defend his dog’s honor and his own reputation. Critics had circulated a story claiming that Roosevelt had accidentally left Fala behind while visiting the Aleutian Islands earlier that year. They accused the president of sending a Navy destroyer, at taxpayer expense of up to $20 million, to go back and pick up the dog.

• On Sept. 21, 1866, H.G. Wells, pioneer of science fiction, is born in Bromley, England. In 1895, he published his classic novel “The Time Machine,” about a man who journeys to the future. The book was a success, as was “The War of the Worlds” (1898).

• On Sept. 19, 1957, the United States detonates a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel in Nevada. The test was part of a series of 29 nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons safety tests known as Operation Plumbbob.

• On Sept. 20, 1881, Chester Arthur becomes third president to serve in one year. The year began with Rutherford B. Hayes in office. Hayes served out his term and turned over the reins to James A. Garfield. Four months later, Garfield was shot by an assassin but did not die until Sept. 19. Vice President Arthur was then sworn in as president.

• On Sept. 25, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice in history when she is sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger. After graduating from Stanford law school in the early 1950s, no law firm in California would hire her because she was a woman.

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This wonderful food is not only a great source of good fats, it is also a great source of fiber. Guacamole is easy to make - -- enjoy it with your favorite veggies. Jicama is a crunchy vegetable that goes really well with guacamole. You can find jicama in any grocery store - - pick one with smooth skin (which will be removed) over wrinkled skin.

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MUSIC BY THE CREEK September 22nd 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (due to the weather Sept 15th performance was postponed) A family event, bring your chairs and enjoy an evening of local talent. Sponsored by Coffee on the Go... 225 North Gate Blvd. at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry. Call 646-1063 or come by Coffee on the Go... for more information. INFLUENCE & POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA Presented by: Stevie Knight, 7 Spheres Media 14960 Woodcarver Road Colorado Springs, CO 80921 Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011 7:00 - 8:00pm Please RSVP to Heather McEntee: info@trilakesbi.org. Learn how social media can help you find new customers, keep them happy & have them buy your stuff. You’ll leave with a better understanding on whether or not your company should use it and how to use it more effectively! ALPACA ROUNDUP Pikes Peak Alpacas, 18520 Shannon Rd Black Forest, CO 80908 24 September 2011 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Have you ever wondered what an alpaca is or just wanted to get up close and personal with one? Here’s your chance. Join the South Eastern Colorado Alpaca Breeders as we circle the wagons for an ‘Alpaca Roundup’ to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days at Pikes Peak Alpacas 24 September for a fun, free and educational day. A dozen local alpaca breeders and artisans will answer your questions about alpacas. For more information and seminar schedules, please visit www.pikespeakalpacas.com. Pikes Peak Alpacas is located at the northeast corner of Colorado highways 105 and 83. BUILDING COMMUNITY RELATIONS LEWIS PALMER HIGH SCHOOL September 27, 2011 6:30 to 8:30 PM Building Community relations involves schools, business communities, senior, youth, arts on we build a thriving community with solutions.

TRI-LAKES NETWORKING TEAM “Uniting Women to Build Relationships, Achieve Success and Improve Our Community” Presents: Computer Viruses and Scams October 11th 6:30 to 9 pm/ Champs Restaurant – Shops at Briargate. Go to www.trilakesnetworkingteam.com to register! PLAN AHEAD---VIKING FAIR October 22, 9am to 2pm Breakfast, bizarre, crafts, raffles, music, art, baked goods--including Scandinavian items, at Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St. (off Galley, east of Powers), Colorado Springs. Breakfast cost is $8. No admission fee. For information and vendor procedures phone 719-351-3554. Sponsored by Sons of Norway for fun and funds for humanitarian relief, building and scholarships. SAFE TRICK OR TREAT October 30 from 3:00 to 5:00pm Bring the kids downtown for a night of safe trick-or-treating 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.

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ave you ever found a fresh apple in a field of dried up timbers? Well of course not. That’s because the freshness of the apple depends on life, and if all surrounding stumps are brittle with death, then the situation finds itself nearly impossible; nearly. Some would say that the Tri-Lakes area has no music scene, or certainly not a living one. But if you look closely enough, somewhere in the baron land of frozen notes and dried up rhythms you’ll find a place with noise. Pitch and cadence live there, and they’ll invite you in to hear a jingle. Pinz Bowling Center is this place. Because in bi-monthly fashion, Pinz presents a series of shows called “Concerts in the Dark”. An eclectic blend of original music acts will perform at Pinz in what has always been previously referred to as – the dining room. The series takes place on Sundays from 7pm-9pm. Its greatest features are the following: Concerts in the Dark is FREE. Yes, the gift of music is without charge.

While you turn in your donation, pick up a copy of the APPR study/discussion guide and join us in our community read of the The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, one of the selections for this year’s All Pikes Peak Reads program. Please visit your local library to read and contribute!

Will you be a part of that song, by listening and observing? Will you support our artists in a statement that music matters and so do we? Will you take a stroll into the dark? There’s music there.

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Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 13, 2011) – It’s a fight to the death … against hunger in the Pikes Peak region! Pikes Peak Library District is holding a food drive in conjunction with its All Pikes Peak Reads program at all 14 of its El Paso County locations to benefit Care and Share. The drive, called “Hunger is No Game,” runs from September 10 through October 8 and residents are encouraged to donate their non-perishable goods at donation barrels that will be located at Pikes Peak Library District locations and area Wal-Mart stores.

The Tri-Lakes area is a growing one, and with every inch it stretches it takes on new responsibilities. We have new restaurants spreading their dishes around, and bigger department stores imposing their will. We’ve seen new trails for our tires to tread, and local solutions to our health and hair. It’s time to be entertained. Concerts in the Dark is the beginning of the end. Our once truck stop is becoming an actual place on the map. And when a traveler looks onto this map, and traces his finger across our dot, it would be nice of him to stop one moment and listen. Because somewhere in the sounds of nature and the whistle of the lakes, he’ll hear a song, written by a local; and for a moment, his journey will feel at peace.

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APPR is a community-wide reading program that seeks to strengthen the power of literacy across social, cultural, and generational boundaries. In 2011, Pikes Peak Library District is exploring books that delve into film, photography, and the influence of the media on our lives: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, The Pioneer Photographer by William Henry Jackson and Howard Driggs, and The Landry News by Andrew Clements (elementary school). APPR receives aid from 30 community organizations, 13 public school districts, and private schools, and partners with The Gazette, Colorado Springs Independent, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado College, UCCS, iT’Z Family Food & Fun, Fox21/CW57, and Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado to achieve a program that stimulates minds through community interaction. Please visit ppld.org/APPR for more information on All Pikes Peak Reads, including a complete schedule of events in September and October, curriculum guides for local students, and much more!

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any students are headed off to college for the first time. One of the downsides of college life is the dreaded “freshman 15” -- extra pounds that many students gain from poor eating habits. Forming good eating habits as a college student can help lay the foundation for how and what you eat later in life. Eating fruits and vegetables boosts your immune system and helps ward off illness; calcium helps you build bones to avoid problems later in life; and eating breakfast contributes to academic performance. But don’t forget that food is to be enjoyed! Eating and preparing foods with others builds community and can help alleviate some of the stress of college life. There are quick, easy and healthy eating options for you if you’re faced with dining in your dorm room. Don’t have a stove or oven? Don’t despair! Here are some quick, easy and healthy ideas for dorm rooms with only a small refrigerator and a microwave. --Combine mashed fresh or frozen fruit, yogurt and fruit juice for a breakfast smoothie. You don’t need a blender -- just put the ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously. --Make a fresh salad with pre-packaged salad greens, canned beans, nuts and a low-fat dressing. For a complete meal, add tuna or salmon in one-serving pouches, whole-wheat crackers, canned or fresh fruit and milk to the menu. --Top a fresh salad with grilled or oven-roasted chicken strips. Include fruits and milk to make this a quick meal. --A quick and filling meal could include low-sodium canned soup, whole-wheat crackers with a single serving of hummus and milk. --Another meal option is a mozzarella stick, canned threebean salad and milk. --Tasty options include canned chili. Add a fresh salad or baby carrots with hummus, fruit and milk for a complete meal. If you don’t have time to make a fresh salad, add

GLUTEN FREE - Pizza, Pasta, Sauces canned or frozen and thawed vegetables to the chili. --Wrap it up! Spread a whole-wheat tortilla with drained and mashed canned beans, salad greens, chopped red pepper and salsa. Serve with canned fruit and yogurt to make a complete meal. If you have access to a microwave, stove or oven, here are some more quick, easy and good-for-you meal ideas. --For breakfast, try a whole-wheat frozen waffle topped with yogurt or fruit, or have oatmeal topped with fruit. --Baked potatoes are filling and a good base for healthy toppings. Choose sweet potatoes for the vitamin A, add salsa and frozen vegetables. Add fruit and milk to make it a full meal. --Boil hot water and pour it over whole-wheat couscous. Couscous is very small pasta and only takes a few minutes to cook when combined with hot water and covered to steam. Add chopped red pepper, chopped onions and other vegetables or canned beans. You also can add dried fruit or nuts for a different flavor. Choose milk or juice for a beverage. --Leftovers from last night’s supper are quick and easy. Add fresh vegetables to leftover pizza and heat. Serve with a salad, fresh fruit and milk for a complete meal. --Stir-fry meals are quick and easy -- and you control what goes in the dish. Include pasta, stir-fry vegetables, beans, lean poultry or other meat. Serve with fruit and milk for a complete meal.

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choosing a frozen entree is about 300 to 400 calories per meal. Frozen meals are processed and have high amounts of sodium. When looking for frozen meals, try to choose ones that are low in sodium -- 800 mg or less is best. Try to find frozen meals that have a lot of vegetables and whole grains, which contribute fiber and other nutrients. Add a salad, additional vegetables and whole grains if the portion sizes are too small. Frozen meals are notoriously low in fiber, so try to find meals that have at least 3 to 5 grams. Stay away from foods that have been dipped in batter or are covered in sauce -- they have more fat and calories. Bowl meals might contain more vegetables, but they also probably have more pasta or sauce. Have a great school year and remember to

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1. GEOGRAPHY: Most of the Sierra Madre mountains are located in what country? 2. MATH: What term is used to describe an irrational number such as pi? 3. HISTORY: Before the start of the Civil War, in what city was the Confederacy’s provisional constitution adopted? 4. ART: What was artist Picasso’s first name? 5. TELEVISION: What was the Bionic Woman’s name? 6. OPERA: Who composed the opera “The Magic Flute”? 7. SCIENCE: What is the most abundant element in the known universe? 8. LANGUAGE: What does the acronym GOP stand for? 9. LITERATURE: Who wrote the book “The Naked and the Dead”? 10. MUSIC: What does the musical term “allegro” mean?

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1. In 2010, Arizona’s Stephen Drew became the third shortstop in major-league history to have at least three consecutive seasons of at least 10 triples. Name either of the other two to do it. 2. Name the last Philadelphia Phillies pitcher before Roy Halladay (21 in 2010) to win at least 18 games in a season. 3. Who set the NFL record for most touchdowns scored by a rookie? 4. Name two of the three men’s basketball coaches who immediately preceded Brad Stevens at Butler. 5. When was the last time before 2011 that the Boston Bruins were in the Eastern Conference finals? 6. How many times was Ronaldo named FIFA World Player of the Year during his 18-year soccer career? 7. Who is the oldest mixed martial arts athlete to win a major championship?

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1. How did the Bay City Rollers get their start in the U.S.? 2. How many times did the Rolling Stones appear on the “Ed Sullivan Show”? 3. Who released “Dance to the Music” in 1968? 4. Which band had its only No. 1 hit with “Sweet Child o’ Mine”? 5. What group released “Sylvia’s Mother,” and when? 6. Who wrote “Baby, What a Big Surprise” in 1977? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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New DVD Releases for Week of Sept. 19, 2011 PICKS OF THE WEEK

“Bridesmaids” (R) -- This movie represents a true breakthrough in the realm of chick flicks: it’s a raunchy, heartfelt movie that is actually funny to members of both sexes. Annie and Lily (“Saturday Night Live” alums Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph) have been best friends since childhood. As Annie’s life hits a low point after her bakery closes down and her boyfriend leaves her, Lily asks her to be the maid of honor in her upcoming wedding. This movie has rightfully defeated “Sex and

the City” as the top-grossing female comedy, and it’s easy to understand why. The cast is made of ascending stars and truly funny individuals, most notably Kristen Wiig, who makes the most of her first big-screen leading role. “Bridesmaids” is funny, unexpected and, hopefully, a sign of things to come. “Today’s Special” (R) -- Samir (Aasif Mandvi of “The Daily Show”) is a sous chef with big plans to further his career in Paris. All of that goes down the drain when his father has a heart attack, leaving the future of the family’s failing Indian restaurant in Samir’s hands. What follows is a fresh comedy about family, heritage and learning about life through the lens of Indian cooking. Aasif Mandvi adapts his own sarcastic-butinsightful style into an earnest protagonist who has to swallow his pride -- as well as a great deal of very potent spices. The story trods familiar territory at times, but the charm is undeniable. “Adam” (PG-13) -- This startlingly sweet

romantic comedy has a catch: The protagonist isn’t just quirky or inept, he’s diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder characterized by difficulty communicating with and relating to other people. Adam (Hugh Dancy) understands astronomy far better than he understands the simple ritual of everyday conversation. When the gorgeous Beth (Rose Byrne) moves into the apartment one floor up, Adam is determined to have actual human contact with this person. Underneath his tone-deaf comments and awkward tics, Adam seems like a great guy, which only makes his condition as an outsider more endearing. Hugh Dancy wins praise for his portrayal of the complicated character, which is compounded by his chemistry with the lovely Rose Byrne -- a fellow rising star.

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ing family sitcom deserves credit for shaking up what a family sitcom can be. It’s more clever than cute, comfortable but not coddling, and even at times edgy -- without alienating. A boatload of awards and nominations have been heaped on the show since its first season. “Modern Family” deserves the praise, because for many viewers, it’s proof that network sitcoms can stay fresh, relevant and funny to a wide audience.

TV RELEASES “Castle: The Complete Third Season” “The Mentalist: The Complete Third Season” “Hawaii Five-0: The First Season” “The Kennedys” “Mike & Molly: The Complete First Season” “Raising Hope: The Complete First Season” (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Confidence grows as you work your way through some knotty situations. Watch out for distractions from well-meaning supporters that could slow things down.

TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Mexico 2. Transcendental 3. Montgomery, Ala. 4. Pablo 5. Jaime Sommers 6. Mozart 7. Hydrogen 8. Grand Old Party 9. Norman Mailer 10. Lively and fast

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) After much traveling this year, you’re due for some settled time with family and friends. Use this period to check out situations that soon will require a lot of serious decision-making.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Minnesota’s Zoilo Versalles (1963-65) and Jose Reyes of the New York Mets (2005-08). 2. John Denny won 19 games in 1983. 3. Chicago’s Gayle Sayers had 22 touchdowns in 1965. 4. Barry Collier (1989-2000), Thad Matta (2000-01) and Todd Lickliter (2001-07). 5. It was 1992. 6. Three times -- 1996, 1997 and 2002. 7. Randy Couture was 43 years, 255 days old when he won the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title in 2007.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. They appeared via satellite for the launch of ABC’s “Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell” in 1975. Their song “Saturday Night” went to No. 1 months later. 2. Six times. The Stones’ riotous crowds and questionable lyrics often caused problems for Sullivan. 3. Sly & the Family Stone. The song reached No. 8 and made Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 4. Guns N’ Roses, in 1987 In a recent BBC poll, the song was voted to have the “greatest guitar riff ever.” 5. Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, in 1972. It’s said that Shel Silverstein wrote the song about a real Sylvia who ended their relationship to marry another. 6. Peter Cetera of the group Chicago wrote and sang lead vocals on the song, backed up by Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep that keen Bovine mind focused on your financial situation as it begins to undergo some changes. Consider your money moves carefully. Avoid impulsive investments. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’ll need to adjust some of your financial plans now that things are changing more quickly than you expected. All the facts you need haven’t yet emerged, so move cautiously. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Personal and professional relationships dominate this period. Try to keep things uncomplicated to avoid misunderstandings that can cause problems down the line. LEO (July 23 to August 22) That elusive goal you’d been hoping to claim is still just out of reach. But something else has come along that could prove just as desirable, if only you would take the time to check it out. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to get away for some muchneeded rest and relaxation. You’ll return refreshed and ready to take on the workplace challenge that awaits you.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Consider spending more time contemplating the possibilities of an offer before opting to accept or reject it. But once you make a decision, act on it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You’re in a very strong position this week to tie up loose ends in as many areas as possible. Someone close to you has advice you might want to heed. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Congratulations. This is the week you’ve been waiting for: After a period of sudden stops and fitful starts, your plans can now move ahead with no significant disruptions. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You’re in an exceptionally strong position this week to make decisions on many stillunresolved matters, especially those involving close personal relationships. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The new moon starts this week off with some positive movement in several areas. A special person becomes a partner in at least one of the major plans you’ll be working on. BORN THIS WEEK: You work hard and get things done. You also inspire others to do their best. You would do well heading up a major corporation. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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In this economic time we all need to save money. And it is just smart businesses to check around to make sure we are getting the best deal for our money. This definitely applies to shopping for the best Homeowner's Insurance. Loyalty to the people you do business with is very important in my book, but making sure they are giving you the best deal for the coverage is something you should expect. There is no shortage of home insurance commercials on television screaming the virtues of switching insurance policies to a new company to save on your insurance premiums. However, it may not be as easy as the commercial spokesman makes it out to be and there are a few hidden pitfalls that you need to be careful to avoid. The following are ways that switching homeowner's insurance can end up costing you more than you save: Comparing Apples to Apples The biggest trick in the book for many insurance agencies is to simply quote less coverage and a higher deductible and then compare it with what you have now to show you a savings with their company. Because insurance details can be confusing, they are counting on the fact that you only look at the bottom line and don't realize you are getting way less for your money. Be sure you are comparing the

exact amounts of coverage and deductible. Losing Your Discounts One of the biggest discounts that policy holders enjoy is a discount for having multiple policies with the same insurance company (home, auto, umbrella, health, life, etc.). If you find a cheaper rate on one insurance plan and decide to switch it to another company, be sure to subtract from your savings the amount of multi-policy discount you are losing. You may not be actually saving by switching. If you are switching all of your policies, be sure to compare every detail of coverage and cost so you don't find yourself saving on one policy and paying way more on the other three policies. Research, research, research! If you find a better rate, don't be embarrassed to sit down with your current insurer and say, "I have to save money right now. I found a better rate. Tell me why I shouldn't switch." And then really listen to their reasoning. They may or may not be able to beat your new price or coverage. But they may also give you a lot more facts that you can consider before making this very important decision. Switching insurance companies is not something you want to do without considering all the facts. (See next week for Part 2)

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At your neighborhood bank’s ATM, where you’ve gone many times to withdraw cash, you might find one day that the machine seems to be defective. Some of the keys aren’t working correctly. Specifically, after you’ve entered all your numbers, including your PIN, the “enter” button appears to be stuck. Same for the “cancel” button. They’ve been glued in place. Meanwhile, your card is stuck in the machine mid-transaction. When you go into the bank for help, the thieves appear from around the corner and either hammer the keys loose and complete your transaction, grabbing the money, or they use the touch-screen feature, which you probably didn’t even know about. If this happens to you: --Try pressing the screen. Many locations have installed touch screens. You might be able to complete or cancel your transaction and get your card back. --If you’re carrying a metal nail file or a pocketknife with gadgets on it, try to loosen the “cancel” key.

ILLUMINATING THE WORD OF GOD SAINT JOHN’S BIBLE EXHIBIT COMING TO BENET HILL MONASTERY AND COLORADO COLLEGE

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he Bible is the most reproduced book in the world. There’s a copy in every hotel room nightstand. The Saint John’s Bible, however , is one of a kind. Rather than just printed text it unfurls the Scriptures by reaching out to the senses through calligraphy and artwork. From September 25 through October 11 the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery will host the exhibit of seventeen print illuminations from this tenyear undertaking. The exhibition will feature several guest speakers, along with workshops on related topics. As co-sponsors of this exhibit, Colorado College will host the same exhibit, October 19th through November 8th. This exhibit is being sponsored by the : Paul Frederick Sheffer Memorial Fund for Roman Catholic Studies and Colorado College Department of Religion. The Saint John’s Bible is being called the Sistine Chapel of calligraphy. It is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible penned with ancient methods since the invention of the printing press, according to its creators.

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--Use your cell phone to call the bank to tell them you’re standing outside at the ATM. When you tell them the keys are stuck, they’ll surely be right out because they’ll suspect what has happened. Whatever you do, don’t leave your card there. --In a pinch, call the police and ask for assistance. The older scams are still in play, however, so don’t let down your guard. These include:

pense literature, it also might have a camera that records every number you punch in. The thieves, likely sitting not far away, not only grab your card number, but the PIN too. --Even the keypad could be fake. Be vigilant. Remember that ATM machines that have been tampered with can be anywhere: the bank, retail stores, gas pumps and fast-food places with checkouts that have you swipe the card yourself.

--A false front with a sleeve or skimming device installed on the machine. When you insert your card, either your card number is read by a remote device, or the machine won’t let go of your card. As in the previous scenario, when you go for assistance, the scammer takes your card.

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Benet Hill Community, comments that having the Saint John’s Bible displayed in our Monastic home is perfect. “There is a long and great tradition between Monasticism and art; the St. John’s Bible is working out of that tradition. As Benedictine women, we offer our Monastery as a place for contemplative prayer, beauty and art, and hosting this exhibit gives us an opportunity to do that. The exhibit officially opens at Benet Hill Monastery Sunday, Sept. 25 with Monastic Prayer at 1:30 p.m. followed by a presentation by Sister Irene Nowell, OSB titled “Visio Dvina”. Sister Irene, from Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kan., has personal experience on the Saint John’s project as she serves on the committee on the illuminations and text. (Her talk will be followed by a reception and tours of the exhibit). “My area of expertise is the Old Testament; art is not my area”, Sister Irene said. “But for me to explain what a text means and see how the artist could interpret that was really an eye opening experience of both of what the biblical text means and also how it relates to us in the 21st century.” In Sister Irene’s exhibit-opening talk, she will discuss how looking at the illuminations in conjunction with the text can open up for viewers the ways God is working in our world today. “You might think you know what these texts say from the daily reading or the Gospels, but this work opens up new insights, “ she said.

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Colorado College October 19 November 8, 2011

Guest Speakers

Presenting at Benet Hill Monastery in Our Lady of Peace Chapel.

Sister Irene Nowell, OSB

Adjunct Faculty Member, “Life in the Community” Illumination School of Created by Aiden Hart with contributions by Donald Jackson, 2002, The Saint John’s Bible. Th eology at St. John’s University, Member TOURS: BENET HILL MONASTERY of the Committee on Groups of 8 or more: Please call 719-633-0655 X 132 Illuminations and to arrange a time for your group. Text. You can also register at: registrations@benethillmonastery.org “Seeing the Word of Exhibition Dates & Times open to the Public: God: Visio Divina” Individual and guided tours: Sunday, September 25, Monday, September 26 - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2011 Monday-Friday: 9:30 am - 11:50 am and 2:00 pm -4:45 pm 1:30 pm -4:00 pm

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