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ples is their health value. Apples contain antioxidants and benefit the digestive system, skin, teeth and heart. One apple a day can reduce cholesterol levels and lower the risk of other illnesses.

TRICK OR TREAT The National Retail Federation estimated that the average American spent about $18 on candy for Halloween in 2010. The most popular treat is arguable, but inarguably chocolate in various forms dominates the top 10 lists. The favorites appearing on most Halloween candy top 10 lists include these goodies (in no particular order): Tootsie rolls, Snicker bars; Baby Ruth bars, Reese’s pieces, Milky Way bars, M&M’s, Nestle Crunch, Three Musketeers and Hershey’s milk chocolate bars, Hot Tamales and candy corn.

FROM APPLES TO SQUASH The best oranges of the season are yet to come, but a fall food that has the orange color in common is squash. There is summer and winter squash, the latter entering the market in the fall. Besides orange, squash comes in all colors, shapes and sizes and also alternates as a table decoration! The following can be part of the menu or adorn the dining room as décor. (Except for one, the other squash varieties mentioned are available year round, but their peak seasons are late summer through fall.)

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• Acorn squash is small, mainly dark green and shaped like, of course, an acorn. It’s usually halved before baked and coated in butter. Its flesh is sweet and fibrous. • Butternut squash is easily found in grocery stores. It’s shaped like a bell or a vase and beige colored. This squash has a taste familiar to sweet potatoes; some have likened it to a sweet, nutty flavor with a hint of butterscotch. It’s a common ingredient in soup. • Spaghetti squash is a tasty substitute for pasta. It looks like a golden-yellow watermelon and the larger the better. When it’s cooked, the strands of flesh look like spaghetti pasta, which makes it a caloriefriendly favorite for sauces. • Fairytale Pumpkin Squash (also known by its French name of

• Turban squash was named for its shape, and varies in color from bright orange to green to white. It’s a popular centerpiece, and creative cooks slice off the tops and use

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• Broccoli is sweeter and less bitter in the fall. • Of course we eat carrots yearround but true baby carrots are around only in their natural season, which is late summer and fall. Baby carrots on the grocery shelves during the off season are milled down versions of regular carrots. • Fresh chilies are plentiful and flavorful in the fall, although dried versions are available year round.

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• On Nov. 17, 1421, a storm in the North Sea batters the European coastline. Over the next several days, approximately 10,000 people in what is now the Netherlands die in the resulting floods. Fatal floods struck in 1287, 1338, 1374, 1394 and 1396. After each, residents fixed the dikes and moved right back in. • On Nov. 14, 1851, “Moby-Dick,” a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published. “MobyDick” is now considered a classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.”

grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan for his three-position T-shape pole traffic signal. By having a position other than just “Stop” and “Go,” it regulated crossing vehicles more safely than earlier signals had. • On Nov. 16, 1959, “The Sound of Music” premieres on Broadway. While the real-life Maria did marry Count Georg von Trapp and become stepmother to his children, she never did the other things shown in the musical, such as run singing through the Salzburg, Austria, mountains. • On Nov. 19, 1969, Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal. Under Pele’s leadership, Brazil won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970. During his career, Pele scored 1,282 goals in 1,363 games.

• On Nov. 15, 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this, information from the New York Stock Exchange traveled by mail or messenger.

• On Nov. 18, 1978, People’s Temple leader Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their commune in Guyana. Cult members who refused to take the cyanide-laced fruit-flavored drink were forced to do so at gunpoint or shot. The death toll was 913, including a U.S. congressman who was investigating the commune.

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TAKE A REST, MY RESTLESS LEGS DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to know more about restless leg syndrome. -- I.J. ANSWER: Roughly 7 percent of women and 3 percent of men suffer from restless leg syndrome. That gives you a lot of fellow sufferers. People describe it in many ways. Some say it’s an aching in their legs. Others describe it as a creepingcrawling sensation. No matter how people express the feeling, it makes them get up and move around. Activity lessens or gets rid of the sensations, but they can and do come back. They usually appear in the evening or at night when people are sitting or when they get into bed. No one is sure what causes the syndrome. Things that lessen its intensity and frequency are cutting back on caffeine, stopping smoking and exercising daily. Eliminating alcohol is a most helpful remedy. Sometimes restless leg syndrome is associated with iron deficiency and the anemia due to iron deficiency. Your doctor will want to check you

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Pramipexole (Mirapex) and ropinirole (Requip), both drugs for Parkinson’s disease, are used for this syndrome, even though it has no relationship to Parkinson’s disease. They stimulate certain brain areas that control movement. Levodopa, another Parkinson’s medicine, also is prescribed. There are others, should these fail.

Periodic limb movements of sleep is another condition that frequently occurs along with restless leg syndrome. It’s involuntary movements of the legs and feet during sleep. The kicking and jerking last about two seconds and recur every 20 to 40 seconds. Often the affected person is unaware of them. The bed partner plays a nighttime role of being a drop-kicked football and is quite aware of what’s happening. The affected person is quite tired during the day. The same medicines used for restless leg syndrome can be used here, too. Daily exercise might put an end to the nocturnal movements. The booklet on restless leg syndrome and nighttime leg cramps explains both conditions. To obtain a copy, write to: Dr. Donohue -- No. 306W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

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ALPACA HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA Black Forest Community Club, 12530 Black Forest Rd., Black Forest, CO 80908 19-20 November 2011 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM The South Eastern Colorado Alpaca Breeders will host the 6th annual Alpaca Holiday Extravaganza at the Black Forest Community Club on Saturday, 19 Nov (9-5) and Sunday, 20 Nov (10-4). This free, fun event will showcase the entire range of products made from alpaca fiber. Garments, fashion apparel, accessories, and more just in time for holiday shoppers as well as fleece, roving, batting and yarn available for hand-spinners & artisans/crafters. Alpacas will be present so you can enjoy their gentle, unique nature and feel how soft their fleece really is. SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TEA Saturday, December 3 at 2PM At Viking Hall, 1045 Ford Street (off Galley, east of Powers) Featuring homemade holiday treats with holiday tea. Program and door prizes. Cost is $13 Seating limited. Please phone June at 599-3235 for reservations

And as far as Pinz Bowling Center goes, look for their new Fireworks by Nick Yanez Committee Bowling League debuting this Tuesday, November 15th. Teams are 3 people, mixed. Proceeds benefit the 2012 Fireworks. ast week, I wrote a “Thank Call Pinz at 487-7469 for more You” letter to the several information on the bowling specfolks who helped build and tacle. operate a Haunted House. The object, was to help raise money Then, come winter’s chill, be lookfor the annual fire in the sky party, ing for the Starlight Dance at Hisor 4th of July Celebration, as some toric Pinecrest on December 9th. may better know it. The fact is the Proceeds go to - you guessed it, the Palmer Lake Fireworks festival is Fireworks! You can find tickets at an annual staple in our community. Tri-Lakes Collision, the Town Hall, Tens of thousands attend, and much and the aforementioned Pinz. of Southern Colorado is dependant Keep your eye out, your donations on the events that take place in the loose, and your ears open. If you small town of Palmer Lake. That’s listen closely, you can almost hear why the fireworks committee is aim- that first rocket being launched, exing at $50,000 this year. With that ploding into the evening sky, like a said, there’s a couple more “Thank burning pale of glitter… or, someYou’s” to be had, and some more thing like that. pertinent information to follow.

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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 PEACE. LOVE. SWAP. KID’S CLOTHING AND GEAR SWAP Aerials Gymnastics East January 22, 2012 2PM-3PM drop off, 3:30 swapping begins Peace. Love. Swap. is a one of a kind organization that produces ongoing kid’s swaps. The swaps are for local eco/budget minded parents to get together and recycle (exchange) their kid’s stuff (ages 0-14 and maternity). After the swaps, I donate the leftovers to local charities and families in need. You can get more info, read our mission statement & see what moms are saying at: http://peaceloveswaps/colorado-springs/ The parents that attend our swaps are the parents that live in your community ~ and in order to make the swaps a success, we need as many parents to participate as possible. Kids grow out of their stuff so fast & always need new stuff, & in this economic climate, what better way to get “new” stuff than to swap with other families. That is what peace. love. swap is all about. For only $5, you take as much stuff as you need - period. Need a pack n play? done. Clothes for all three of your kids? done. Books, toys, shoes, swings.. we have that - and it’s all only $5. The only rule? Take only what you need, and bring it back when you are done. That’s all we ask. peace. love. swap is truly a winwin for everyone involved. It’s green, fun, philanthropic & catching on fast! The next swap in your area is: Colorado Springs Kid’s Clothing and Gear Swap. Location/Sponsor: Aerials Gymnastics East. Date: January 22, 2012. Time: Drop off items between 2-3 pm ~ Swap starts at 3:30. Cost: $5 admission if you prepay & stuff to swap. Children can play at Aerials for $2 per child, to cover Aerials coaches More questions? Email: sherid@ peaceloveswap.com.

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ranberries are often part of a holiday feast, but their nutritious tastiness is worth having anytime. Like many fruits, cranberries are high in fiber and vitamin C and low in calories and fat. A fresh cup of these tangy berries has just 51 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 24 percent of the vitamin C 1 1/2 cups chopped, peeled Granny Smith apples that the average person needs in a day. (about 1/2 pound)

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Cranberries are packed with antioxidants that may help maintain heart health and reduce cholesterol. The tannins in cranberries may help prevent gum disease and urinary tract infections. In the lab, cranberries prevent bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract and the gum line. According to the November 2010 Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter, “a metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials investigating cranberry intake and urinary-tract infections showed that there has been some benefit established in reducing the number of infections in women.” Cranberry juice is often the choice when trying to prevent infection. The fluid in the juice also helps maintain hydration, which is known to help prevent infection. Cranberries are very tart and are often consumed in combination with sugar.

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1. How many consecutive playoff games did the Texas Rangers lose to the New York Yankees before beating them in 2010? 2. Who was the last N.L. player before St. Louis’ Albert Pujols in 20002009 to win a Triple Crown (tops in batting average, home runs and RBIs) for a decade? 3. Who held the Baltimore Ravens record for career TD passes before Joe Flacco broke it in 2010? 4. In 2010, Butler’s Brad Stevens became the second-youngest men’s basketball coach in the NCAA Tournament championship game. Who was the youngest? 5. In 2011, Peter Budaj became the third goalie to record 100-plus career NHL wins for the Colorado Avalanche. Name the other two. 6. Who won the first NASCAR Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway? 7. Tennis great John McEnroe has the most U.S. Davis Cup career singles victories, with 41. Who is No. 2?

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1. Name the all-girl group that released “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home).” 2. Which New Wave quartet wrote and released” Can’t Put a Price on Love” in 1980? 3. Name the group that sang “Hollywood Swinging” and “Higher Plane.” What was the year? 4. “Blue Boy,” “Hole in My Heart” and “My First Night Without You” never broke into the top 50 on the U.S. charts. Which famous performer released them? 5. Which group released “Do You Believe In Magic” and “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” and when? 6. What was the bestselling song of 1990, based on worldwide airplay? (Think: shaved head.) (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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New DVD Releases for Week of November 14, 2011 PICKS OF THE WEEK

“Larry Crowne” (PG-13) -- This movie strives for sweetness. It pursues it the way reality TV people strive to be actual celebrities, the way that overprivileged trophy wives strive to be 20 years younger. This movie tries so hard to be sweet that it becomes a delusional crusade for feel-good moments. Tom Hanks is let go from his beloved job at

a department store because he doesn’t have a college degree. Stay with me, now. Hanks has no choice but to enroll in community college, bond with other misfits, buy a second-hand scooter, woo his professor (Julia Roberts) and keep smiling with those apple cheeks. It’s hard to despise a movie that wants so badly to make people feel good, so “Larry Crowne” manages to charm its way out of a failing grade. “Beginners” (R) -- Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is a introspective young man whose notions about life and love are seasoned by his experience with his late father (Christopher Plummer.) Oliver’s father, you see, came out as a gay man at the age of 75 and proceeded to live his new life to the fullest. When Oliver meets and falls in love with a beautiful, eccentric foreigner (Melanie Laurent), the memories of his father rush back to form new insights.

Yep, it’s melancholy and cutesy and the same time, but there is something to be found. There are some truly funny moments and a few interesting turns of event, but it’s all interspersed with quite a bit of navel-gazing. “Superheroes” (NR) -- This HBO documentary looks into the world of the “reallife superheroes.” Ordinary people wearing homemade costumes have started patrolling the streets in cities across America with the mission to do good. It’s hard not to watch. Because of the director’s approach, these people can’t be simply dismissed as loonies -- they are trying to do something good, after all -- but the reality of a security guard who, by night, calls himself Mr. Extreme isn’t so illustrious. “Evil Dead 2: 25th Anniversary Edition” (R) [Blu-ray] -- This is possibly the funni-

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est and absolutely the most insane horror movie ever seen by man. It’s not a sequel, but a remake, done by the same director (Sam Raimi) with the same leading star, just with a bigger budget and wilder ideas. The film has a unique sensibility, i.e. when demons possess your hand, replace that hand with a chainsaw. By the time you finish the movie, you’ll be wondering why all films can’t be this ludicrous and exciting.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Cupid’s call beckons both single Librans looking for a new love, as well as couples hoping to strengthen their relationships. A workplace problem is quickly resolved.

TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Pituitary gland 2. A blue sailor suit 3. The dinar 4. Dec. 26 5. Plumbum (Pb) 6. “Goodbye, Columbus” 7. “The Spirit of St. Louis” 8. “The Great Gatsby” 9. A mirage 10. Gulf of Mexico

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some changes might seem confusing at first, especially to an Aries whose impatience levels are pretty shaky this week. Take it one step at a time, Lamb, and soon all will be made clear.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Ten games (from 1996 to 2010). 2. Rogers Hornsby, in the 1920s. 3. Vinny Testaverde tossed 51 TD passes for the Ravens (1996-97). 4. Indiana’s Branch McCracken was 31 when he did it in 1940. 5. Patrick Roy and Dan Bouchard. 6. Fireball Roberts, in 1960. 7. Andy Roddick, with 33.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. The Crystals, in 1963. The song went to No. 3. 2. The Knack, on their second album, entitled “But the Little Girls Understand.” The group’s co-songwriter, Doug Fieger, died in 2010. 3. Kool and the Gang, in 1974. Both songs hit No. 1 on the U.S. R&B charts, 4. Cyndi Lauper, in 1987, 1988 and 1989 respectively. 5. The Lovin’ Spoonful, in 1965. Both songs, written by John Sebastian, made it to the Top Ten. The group’s first No. 1 hit came the following year with “Summer in the City.” 6. “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor. It was No. 1 in at least 15 countries.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That difficult situation you’ve been dealing with continues to call for careful handling. Avoid quickly made choices that might not stand up when they’re finally put to the test. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You still have lots of evaluating to do before you can consider making a commitment. It’s better to move cautiously than to risk stumbling into a major misunderstanding. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A previously peevish partner offers to be more helpful with your problems. But remember: The final choice is yours. Be guided by what you feel is the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As the Big Cat, you can sometimes be pretty rough on those you suspect of betrayal. The best advice is to pull in those claws and listen to the explanation. It might surprise you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your inner voice usually guides you well. But a note of caution: This is a period of mixed signals for you, so be careful you don’t misunderstand the messages you’re getting.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) It’s been a hectic time for you, and you might want to take a break to restore both body and soul. You’ll then be set to face new challenges later this month. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) It’s a good idea to take a more conservative approach to your financial situation right now. Some plans made earlier this year might need readjusting. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a fine time to move boldly into those new opportunities I promised would open up for you. Check them over, and then choose the best one for you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Congratulations. Your self-assurance is growing stronger, and you should now feel more confident about making that longdeferred decision about a possible commitment. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You’re very close to reaching your goal. But be wary of distractions that can lure you offcourse and leave you stranded far away from where you really want to be. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an inner sight that helps you see into people’s hearts. You would be an excellent psychologist or social worker. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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