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“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmmm, boy.” - Jack Handy, American Writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live

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ie in the sky, eat humble pie, as easy as pie – no matter how you slice it, pie is an American staple. We love our pie so much that we use the word in our terms of endearment. Right, sweetie pie? And it hasn’t been all about sweets. Way back when the pie began, it was usually a savory concoction made without sugar. Pie... Continued on Page 2

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where uncovering or cutting up the lid of the great pie, all the birds will flie out, which is to delight and pleasure shew to the company. And because they shall not bee altogether mocked, you shall cut open the small pie, To Make Pie That the Birds May Be and in this sort you may make many Alive In them and Flie Out When others, the like you may do with a tart. It Is Cut Up - Make the coffin of a great pie or pastry, in the bottome thereof make a hole as big as your fist, or bigger if you will, let the sides of the coffin bee somwhat higher then ordinary pies, which done put it full of th th th flower and bake it, and being baked, Fast forward to the 17 , 18 and 19 open the hole in the bottome, and take centuries. English pies were very often out the flower. Then having a pie of the meat pies either called shepherd’s pie bigness of the hole in the bottome of the (veal and vegetables) or cottage pie coffin aforesaid, you shal put it into the (beef and vegetables). Mashed potatoes coffin, withall put into the said coffin form the top crust of these pies. round about the aforesaid pie as many small live birds as the empty coffin will hold, besides the pie aforesaid. And this Pie... is to be at such time as you send the pie Continued on Page 3 to the table, and set before the guests: to set before the king?” If you’d like to make one of these, here’s one of the original recipes taken from “Epulario (The Italian Banquet),” published in 1598:

AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE – NOT! We like to think of our pie as all American but the English settlers brought the pie to the Americas with them, mainly meat pies. It then changed over time based on available ingredients.

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Sweet pies, known as galettes, have been traced back as far as 9500 B.C. to the ancient Egyptians during the New Stone Age. Their dough was made from wheat, rye, barley and oats filled with honey and baked over a coal fire. From then the pharaohs stuffed bread dough with nuts and fruits. Historians believe the Greeks could be credited with the first pie crust, which was a mixture of flour and water used to wrap around different meats and baked. In Medieval England, pie recipes refer to the crust as coffyns, meaning basket or box. Pies without a top crust were called traps. These coffyns were constructed out of flour and water and served as a vessel to hold the ingredients while baking, as well as a carrier and preserver. The fillings were typically meat.

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During the 13th through 17th centuries, Europeans became very creative with their “pyes.” Pies stuffed with living, breathing animals and even people were used for entertainment at banquets for the wealthy and noble. Once cutting into the large pie, birds would often fly out, as well as minstrels, dwarfs, dancers and acrobats to the amazement and delight of the guests. The nursery rhyme, “Sing a Song of Sixpence” apparently was based on real life rather than someone’s active imagination. “When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing. Wasn’t that a dainty dish

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Pilgrims brought the British meat pies with them to America, but adapted quickly to the ingredients available in the New World, e.g. berries and other fruits. Pies quickly became a staple served at almost every meal as well as advancing to county fair contests and any celebration involving food. Mark Twain was quite fond of the American pie and was not shy about his contempt of the English pie and European food in general. His take on the English pie can best be summed up in his rendition of an English pie recipe: “To make this excellent breakfast dish, proceed as follows: Take a sufficiency of water and a sufficiency of flour, and construct a bullet-proof dough. Work this into the form of a disk, with the edges turned up some three-fourths of an inch. Toughen and kiln-dry in a couple days in a mild but unvarying temperature. Construct a cover for this redoubt in the same way and of the same material. Fill with stewed dried apples; aggravate with cloves, lemon-peel, and slabs of citron; add two portions of New Orleans sugars, then solder on the lid and set in a safe place till it petrifies. Serve cold at breakfast and invite your enemy.” Martha Washington, the first of our first ladies, was known as an accomplished cook. She would often make President George Washington one of his favorite pies: Pie of Sweetbreads. She refers to the crust as “paste” in her recipe. The pie is composed of a layering of

sweetbreads and oysters with a sauce made of butter, flour, cream and eggs. A bit of an artery clogger.

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James Buchanan Brady (1856–1917), also known as “Diamond Jim” Brady, a financier and philanthropist, was known for gluttony and had a particular liking for pie. He made his fortune in sales, was generous with his wealth and enjoyed a lavish lifestyle. He could easily finish off several whole pies after a meal. Rumor has it that he would start the meal sitting 6 inches from the edge of the table and would only stop eating when his stomach hit the edge of the table to the point of discomfort. He was “the best 25 customers I ever had,” said Charles Rector, owner of Rector’s Restaurant in New York.

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Jeffrey Skilling, Enron’s CEO got to eat pie in this manner during a trip to San Francisco in 2001 – a clear message delivered for his involvement in fraud and general corporate corruption. He was later convicted of multiple felonies in 2006. Francine Cavanaugh, a documentary filmmaker, did the honors with a tofu cream pie. She was arrested for the assault but charges were dropped.

SOUPY PIE Although the Three Stooges were famous for their pie-in-the-face comedy shtick, comedian Soupy Sales may likely be credited for bringing pie-ing to its peak of popularity. Sales started his career as a reporter in radio and soon moved to a job as radio DJ. Eventually, he launched into the television world and was slapped in the face with his first pie in 1951 while hosting a children’s show. He made many more stops along the way, but eventually starred in “The Soupy Sales Show� beginning in 1964, where he brought pie-ing to an art form. His many guests weren’t excused from receiving a pie in the face including the likes of Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine. Sales came full circle, eventually returning to radio as a DJ in 1985. In an interview that year, he stated, “I’ll probably be remembered for the pies, and that’s all right.� He died in 2009 at the age of 83.

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INNER EAR OFTEN CAUSE OF DIZZINESS DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 82 and in pretty good health except for a recent problem. During the day everything is fine, but when I lie down to go to sleep, the room starts to spin. It lasts about 10 seconds. Then if I turn my head to look at the clock, the dizziness returns. In the morning when I wake and turn my head again, the room spins. Do I have an inner-ear infection? How can this problem be fixed? -- J.C. ANSWER: Although I can’t give you 100 percent assurance, I can say on solid ground that you have benign positional vertigo, BPH. Vertigo is dizziness. BPH is not an inner-ear infection. It comes on just as you have written, with a change in the position of the head -- lying down, turning to the side or looking up to a cupboard shelf. The attacks are brief but disrupting. Crystals normally found in one part of the inner ear have migrated to another part. Moving the head activates the displaced crystals, and they send a message to the brain that brings on dizziness. The inner ear is not only for hearing; it’s also for balance. You can bring the crystals back to their original site through a series of movements called the Epley repositioning maneuvers. Sit on the side of a bed and bend your head to the shoulder on the side that triggers dizziness. Let’s make it the right side, so you can follow the instructions. If it’s the left, just change the direction.

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ou’ve heard the old expression, “life’s a party� haven’t you? What a misleading, arrogant statement. Life is not a party. There’s unemployment, snowstorms, troubled teens, and unexpectedly expired milk in the fridge. Whoever coined this party and life metaphor has clearly never been to a real party. Parties are carefree and pure fun. Life is a series of inconsistent events; there are many highs and lows. If we cannot appreciate this simple fact, then how can we truly enjoy a real party? I suppose you could call me negative or cynical, have at it. Just know, you’ll be quick to take those thoughts back, as I will soon reveal that my eventual point is a positive one.

Here’s a suggestion to keep from being readmitted: When you leave the hospital, make a nurse write down your prescriptions and instructions for aftercare. The minute you get home, call your doctor. Make the earliest appointment possible, and take your instructions. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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hildhood obesity is now a big concern following the launch of the Let’s Move campaign by first lady Michelle Obama. During the past 30 years, obesity rates among children have tripled, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates we have reached the point where one in three American children are overweight or obese. Not only is the problem costly -- an estimated $150 billion a year is spent on obesity-related health care costs -- but childhood obesity reduces quality of life. Obese children are at a much greater risk for chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and asthma. Research reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that from 1988 to 1994, about 11 percent of children in the U.S. had chronic diseases. This rate has increased to 25 percent in the period from 2000 to 2006. Data suggests that obesity may shorten the lives of children today by two to five years compared to their parents. Lynda Johnson, nutrition and health education specialist with the University of Missouri Extension, believes that much of the weight gain and chronic health problems among children could be prevented with increased physical activity and improved nutrition. There are many guidelines to help children develop healthy eating habits and maintain a healthy weight, but parents may feel overwhelmed on how to begin. Johnson suggests starting with these simple changes: --Serve kid-friendly portions. With today’s larger plates, it’s easy for children to get into the habit of eating portions that are way too large. Studies find preschoolers eat more when large servings are on their plate. --Limit sugar-sweetened beverages, and drink more water. Children can consume too many extra calories from soda, sweet tea and fruit drinks. Drinking a 12-ounce can of soda each day could lead to 10 extra pounds in a year. Serve these sugary drinks as occasional treats, rather than every day. --To boost nutrition and reduce calories, fill half your plate and your child’s plate with a rainbow of colorful vegetables. Ideas for adding more vegetables to your diet can be found online at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/. The Let’s Move campaign also encourages physical activity to help balance calories. Children should participate in at least 60 minutes of active play most days of the week. It’s also important to help children avoid too much sedentary time with the TV or computer. The website Bam! Body and Mind provides creative ideas to help children have fun, stay active and be healthy. There are lots of easy and nutritious snacks

for kids that are delicious and fun to make and eat, no matter what age we are. Kids that are involved in making their snacks, or growing or selecting their snacks are more likely to want to eat them. Here are some easy snacks for children that include a variety of veggies and milk. Be sure to have your children wash their hands with soap and warm water, scrubbing for 20 seconds (about as long as it takes to sing the ABC’s), before handling or eating food.

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1. Who is the San Diego Padres’ alltime leader in career home runs? 2. How many times has a Texas Ranger been named the A.L. Most Valuable Player? 3. When was the last time before the 2010 season that Green Bay and Chicago faced off in an NFL playoff game?

6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: During which war did Harry Truman fire Gen. Douglas MacArthur?

4. How many NCAA men’s basketball championships have the UConn Huskies won?

7. HISTORY: When did Australia become a commonwealth nation, largely gaining independence from Britain?

5. Name the first Eastern bloc player to skate in the NHL.

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6. Which was the last team before the L.A. Galaxy in 2011 to win the MLS Cup after being the No. 1 seed entering the playoffs?

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In the near future, robot boxing abruptly replaces human boxing just in time to dash Charlie’s (Jackman) dreams of being a top fighter. Years later, he’s down on his luck, working around the edges of the robot-fighting scene. He reluctantly accepts the help of his estranged son, and the cliches start pouring in from there. “Real Steel” is no game changer, but if you have a boy who needs two hours of solid entertainment, sit down with him and watch some robot fights.

“Real Steel” (PG-13) -- Films have put many a lens on the bond between father and son, but to this point they’ve all left out the most awesome angle of approach to paternal relations: robotic combat. “Real Steel” rectifies this oversight with a loud, exciting, corny and fun flick about a dad (Hugh Jackman) and his determined young son (Dakota Goyo) teaming up to train a boxing robot that will win the title (or whatever robots fight for) and bring

“50/50” (R) -- This dark, smart, from-theheart comedy about life, love and cancer caught many people by surprise. Joseph Gordon Levitt solidifies his position as the young actor with chops in this role as Adam, a guy whose cancer diagnosis gives him a 50-50 chance of survival. The script is informed by true life, as writer Will Reiser looked into his own story of can-

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cer survival when crafting this comedy script centered around heavy subject matter. With a real script in-hand, the performances don’t disappoint. Gordon-Levitt’s tightly wound Adam is candidly funny and never overacted, and Seth Rogen hits the mark as a guy’s guy who’s out of his depth and trying to support his best friend. “Rebecca” (NR) [Blu-ray] -- Alfred Hitchcock’s first American movie is now available on Blu-ray. Laurence Olivier plays a wealthy widower who brings his new love to his sprawling mansion. When the new lady of the house arrives, she finds that she’s not quite welcome, as the staff and much of the estate are still dedicated to the first wife, whose death is some sort of mystery. The performances deliver the full weight of the suspense and atmospheric dread in Hitchcock’s only film to win the Oscar for best picture. “The Whistleblower” (R) -- Rachel Weisz plays an American who takes a peace-keeping

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position in war-torn Bosnia. She quickly becomes the target of an extensive and corrupt network of military and diplomatic personnel when she tries to defend women pulled into the sex trade. The story escalates from gripping to intense as it becomes clear that it is one woman against the system.

TV RELEASES “Mannix: Sixth Season” “UFC 137 and 138: Penn vs. Diaz and Leben vs. Munoz” “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations -- Collection 6/Part 2” “Meet the Browns: Season 4” “Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated: Season 1, Part 2” (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Aspects favor getting out and meeting new people. And as a bonus, you might find that some of your newly made friends could offer important business contacts.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? You’re about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Nate Colbert, with 163. 2. Six -- Jeff Burroughs (1974), Juan Gonzalez (‘96, ‘98), Ivan Rodriguez (‘99), Alex Rodriguez (2003) and Josh Hamilton (‘10). 3. It was 1941. 4. Three -- 1999, 2004 and 2011. 5. Jaroslav Jirik, with St. Louis in the 1969-70 season. 6. The Columbus Crew, in 2008. 7. Zenyatta and Peppers Pride.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Zimmerman was Bob Dylan’s birth name. His first single, “Mixed-Up Confusion” backed with “Corrina, Corrina,” was released in 1962. 2. Singapore officials wouldn’t let them off the plane because of their long hair. The concert, in 1972, was canceled. 3. Roy Orbison, in 1961. He released a duet with k.d. lang in 1987, but it’s the original version that ranks No. 69 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 4. The Ramones, in 1980. All members of the group took on “Ramone” as their last name, starting with Douglas Colvin, who became Dee Dee Ramone. 5. The Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 1967. 6. U2, in 1987.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s a good time to go on that fun getaway you’ve been planning. You’ll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by week’s end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might take pride in wanting to do everything yourself. But now’s a good time to ask family members to help with a demanding personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Pay more attention to the possibilities in that workplace change. It could show the way to make that long-sought turn on your career path. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Don’t be surprised if they’re reciprocated in kind. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you probably earned them. But it’s best to let others believe they were the ones who uncovered the treasure you really are. BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing makes you happier than to see others happy as well. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Many of you remember the pre-internet days when looking something up in Ma Bell’s Yellow Pages or calling 411 were the only way you could find a phone number or address for a business. And we paid 25 cents for that 411 call. Then to find out if that business was any good, we’d have to call a bunch of friends to find out if they’d had good or bad experiences with that company. 3 hours later.... :( Now, with the internet, we can find any business in the world by just Googling some vague information about it. Not only that, but we can map it’s location with a click of a button, go to their website, email them, call them from the computer with Skype, and read recommendations for that business from other consumers. Within 5 minutes we’ve compared 5 plumbers, their hours, prices, distance to our home, liability insurance they carry, and read 5 recommendations, both good and bad. It is imperative for your business to exploit every avenue of free directory listings available on the internet. And don’t stop there.....then ask your customers, clients and friends to add recommendations to those sights. People listen to recommendations. And these recommendations can make or break your business. Be pro-active in maintenance of your listings and be in control of who is commenting on and recommending your business. In this article, I will cover the top internet directories on which your business should be listed. The procedures to list your business will differ slightly on each, but each will have a button or a tab that says something like “List my Business”, “Claim your Business Listing”, or something of the sorts. On some of these websites, your business will already be listed with just basic

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To get a broad-brush picture of whether it’s better to rent or buy in your area, check Trulia, the real-estate site that analyzes homes from the national level down to the neighborhood. Go online to Google and put this in the search box: Trulia Insights rent versus buy. The top four links in the list are the ones that will be most helpful. For example, Trulia’s research indicates that in 72 percent of buying areas, it’s better to buy than rent.

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Annual Gift Tax Exemption- The annual exclusion for tax-free gifts remains $13,000 per donor. A giver may make an unlimited number of $13,000 gifts, as long as they are to different individuals. Gifts of tuition and payments for medical care also are exempt. Estate Tax is Back- The 35% tax on estate assets returns on that portion exceeding $5,000,000 ($10,000,000 for married couples). We’d all love to have

Credit for Energy-Saving Home Improvements- The amount of the credit has been reduced to a maximum of $500 per taxpayer per lifetime, so those who took 2010’s $1,500 credit under this provision don’t qualify anymore. The 2011 credit is 10% up to $500 in total credit, and there are specific limits for each home improvement. For example, the credit allowed for a new furnace is different than a new water heater. The current version expires at the end of 2011. Medical Expenses- Taxpayers with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) may no longer use pretax funds to pay for many over-the-counter medicines, aside from insulin, without a prescription. But FSA funds may still be used for other,

If you buy, remember the standard caveats: Only accept a fixed loan. Don’t be lulled by initial lower rates into taking on a mortgage that can increase to an unknown amount in the future. Know in advance how much the taxes will cost. Give yourself more of a monthly cushion than the lenders do. If the lender says you can afford a payment of $1,000 per month, give yourself some breathing room and cap it at $850. You might need to take on an additional expense down the road, perhaps a vehicle payment. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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nonprescription medical items such as crutches, contact-lens solution, etc., if the individual plan allows it. For a list of what is allowed by law, please review IRS Publication 502. Mortgage Insurance Premiums- Homeowners making less than $100,000 who are paying insurance premiums on mortgages established after December 31, 2006 are able to take this deduction along with their mortgage interest. This provision is extended through the end of 2012 along with other extended Bush tax cut provisions. 1099 Reporting Requirements- Starting in 2011, any business that does more than $600 in business with any vendor will be required to submit a 1099 form. How fun! More information on tax changes can be found at www.tinawatsoncpa.com/blog. Next week we’ll review the tax changes for 2011 affecting your retirement. Tina Watson is a Certified Public Accountant in Gleneagle. You can contact her at tinawatsoncpa@gmail.com or visit her website at www.tinawatsoncpa.com.


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