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Jeannie C. Riley was best known for her simultaneous appearance on both the country-western and pop charts in 1968 with her No. 1 hit, “Harper Valley PTA.” She was the first woman to achieve this milestone. It was 1981 before Dolly Parton repeated this achievement with her No. 1 hit, “9 to 5.” “Harper Valley PTA” was hugely popular, winning the Single of the Year Award from the Country Music Association, as well as earning Riley Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the Grammy awards. And that’s not all. The song launched Riley’s career into television and movies. She was the first female country-western singer to host her own variety show, “Harper Valley USA,” which she hosted with country singer and guitarist Jerry Reed. Tired of her mini skirt and go-go boot image, she donned more conservative attire in the 1970’s when she became a born again Christian and focused her attention on gospel music. She describes her career in her One-Hit Wonders... continued on page 3

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In 1958, actor, cowboy, rodeo rider and countrywestern singer Sheb Wooley (1921-2003) ventured into the pop charts with “Purple People Eater.” Although well known for his purple hit, he was also a successful actor, playing in western films such as “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and “High Noon,” as well as TV’s “Rawhide” and “Hee Haw.” He also wrote the theme song for the TV hit show “Hee Haw” and played the character of Ben Colder. Under the name Ben Colder, he produced parody recordings such as “Shaky Breaky Car” (“Achy Breaky Heart”) as well as one of his own with “Purple People Eater 2.”

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a doo-wop group that called themselves The Chords. The song was on both the rhythm & blues as well as the pop charts that year. It was so popular that other publishing companies were clamoring to purchase the rights. After The Chords began appearing on television, it was discovered that there was another group calling themselves by the same name. This prompted The Chords to change their name to the Chordcats. The group’s 15 minutes of fame was soon over and after many more attempts and a name change to The Sh-Booms, the group never returned to the hit charts. However, “Sh-Boom” lives on. The song was used in Disney/Pixar’s “Cars” in 2006.

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1980 autobiography, “From Harper Valley to the Mountain Top.” “They’re coming to take me away, Ho ho, hee hee, ha ha, To the funny farm Where life is beautiful all the time” It was 1966 when Jerry Samuels, a record producer and songwriter recording under the name Napoleon XIV, produced “They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa.” The song climbed to No. 1 on the pop charts within a week of release, but dropped off the charts almost as quickly. There was much pressure put on the radio stations from advocacy groups for the mentally ill to pull the plug on this novel hit. Samuels’ career was not over, as he continued to write and record songs, never again making the Top 40. “In the summer time when the weather is high You can chase right up and touch the sky” Mungo Jerry is the name of an English folk music/rock group, not a person, lead by musician Ray Dorset. It was 1970 when “In The Summertime” hit the pop charts in both the U.K. and the U.S., as well as many other countries around the world. Although Mungo Jerry never had another No. 1 hit in the U.S., their popularity remained strong in the U.K. and Europe, as well as behind the iron curtain where the group performed on television, the first western band to break that barrier. Over the years, the group evolved and changed with many new members and styles, always headed by Ray Dorset. They also recorded the first reggae version of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” Mungo Jerry is still producing music, more recently releasing a single “Mr. Midnight” from “Phantom of the Opera on Ice,” as well as two new albums in 2007.

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putations to decide which home health-care plan was best. • 72 percent couldn’t locate information for enrolling in the Part D drug program.

Every dollar from ticket sales and the silent auction goes to Tri-Lakes Cares as a gift from you to those Those are sad statistics, especially less fortunate. Donations from local citizens, artists, merchants, restaufor such an important site. rants, churches, and other organiIf you’ve tried the Medicare Web site zations provide the food and cover [www.medicare.gov] and couldn’t expenses for the dinner. In addition der donated by R Rock yard; mulget the information you want, there to Monument Hill Sertoma and the are other avenues. Call Medicare at 1-800-633-4227 and have your Serteen Club, volunteers from TriLakes Cares, and volunteers from questions ready. the high school Food Service and For help on the local level, you can Custodians make this event possible call Medicare and ask for a State with LPSD #38 donating the facilHealth Insurance Assistance Proity for the evening.. grams contact in your area. SHIPs are state programs with trained counselors who can walk you through determining which plans are right for you, and what your rights and options are.

Our area potters and art classes provide the foundation for the Empty tiple pieces of artwork ranging up to Bowl Dinner by donating their handmade bowls to complement a home cooked meal.

Don’t forget that the drug-plan enrollment period starts soon. If selecting the options that are best for you is going to be even more difficult than you first thought, you might want to start now in gathering your information.

At the dinner, each person will view the handmade bowls on a table with the potter’s name designating their bowls. In addition to great homemade soup, bread, and dessert dinner, each person will choose one of $800 each; Bronco tickets; golf for the artist’s bowls to take home with 4 at Kings Deer; etc. them as a reminder of our community’s generosity. The goal is to increase the donation to Tri-Lakes Cares as it continues to Entertainment with a local flavor serve the community in this time of will be provided this year as one increased need.

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ile tends not to wear out if it is properly selected and installed. However, sometimes tile that is not designed to withstand heavy traffic is installed in an area of heavy traffic, and begins to show wear. If this is the case with your tile, consult a tile flooring professional to see if your tiles can be treated or reconditioned to restore them and prepare them for future wear. If this is not possible, replace your worn tiles with tiles designed to withstand the stresses of the location where they will be installed. There are tile rating systems that can help you purchase the appropriate replacement tiles. As you begin to shop, you’ll find that a wide variety of tile brands are available. Some major manufacturers produce tiles in many styles and colors. Other brands, however, can be very specialized and might produce tile using one technique, utilizing a design from a geographic region, or for specific home applications. Tile can be found in large home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes, but higher end brands are only on display in specialized showrooms. Installing tile is a skill, but it is a skill that can be learned. Successful tile installation requires careful preparation and planning, some design sense, and the ability to cut, lay out, and secure the tiles. Laying tile is a common and satisfying home project. However, a majority of homeowners choose to use professional installers rather than to do-it-themselves. Professional installers may be aware of some design options and techniques that you may not be familiar with. They will be able to anticipate challenges that may be unique to an environment. If you have spent many thousands to remodel your bathroom or tens of thousands to remodel your kitchen, consider using a flooring tile professional to install your tile to ensure that the results are equal to the rest of your remodeling investments. Tile flooring requires a subfloor or substrate that is flat and inflexible. The subfloor must be flat to that the tiles adhere and so that foot traffic will not force the tiles off its adhesive. A flexible board may enable you to lay your tile flat and yield a success initial installation, but foot traffic the

causes the subfloor to flex will eventually result in the tiles coming loose. If you are working with a tile installation professional, they will be able to evaluate your requirements for subfloor and install it themselves. If the tile is being installed in a bathroom or kitchen, the subfloor may need to be waterproofed prior to the tile be laid. There are four major variables to consider in the purchase of tile.

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1. Size: Standard tiles can be a small as 1/4” square and as large as 12” square. If you are tiling a large floor, large tiles tend to look better and more appropriate. Large tiles also are less labor intensive to install, and large tiles work well in high-trafficked entry foyers and kitchens because less of the floor is comprised of harder-toclean grout. Smaller areas can benefit from the use of small tiles, and small tiles used on a bathroom floor have the advantage of being less slippery because more of the floor surface is grout.

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2. Shape: Tiles come in many geographic shapes. Shapes be used uniformly or different shapes of tile can be combined on the same floor.

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3. Color: You will find tiles in every color and design. Generally, you need to decide if your tile floor will be a neutral color and design element, and if you will add color to your rooms using rugs, vases or and other design elements. A properly installed tile floor will outlast your furniture, appliances, and fixtures, so a neutral color will give you the most redecorating options in future years. If you do decide to use bold colors in your tile floor, remember the old addage that “more is less”. Color tile accents often make a bolder statement and are more attractive than an entire floor of brightly colored tiles.

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• Class 2: Light traffic. Designed for walls or residential bathrooms that do not get heavy use. • Class 3: Light traffic to moderate traffic. Good, reasonably durable tile suitable for many areas of the home. Bathrooms, sitting rooms, living rooms. • Class 4: Moderate traffic to heavy traffic. Can be used with confidence in any area of the home as well as for commercial flooring. In homes, these might be used in the areas with the heaviest traffic and wear: foyers, kitchens, family or recreation rooms.

4. Finish: Glazing is the process that ads luster and color to tiles. Glaze is added and the tiles are fired at high temperatures in the kiln. Glazed tiles tend to be slippery -- particularly when wet -- though you can purchase glazed flooring tiles glazed with a “no slip” finish. This is a good idea for kitchens, rec rooms, and entry ways. Unglazed tiles are porous, and are susceptible to staining, unless they are sealed. Unglazed tiles used for indoor flooring are usually sealed, though sealing is less durable than most glazes and floor tiles may need to be resealed periodically. Unsealed, unglazed tiles are most frequently used outside in the yard or on the patio.

• Class 5: Heavy traffic or extra heavy traffic: Designed with commercial use in mind, and provides more protection than is necessary for home installations. Appropriate for subways, commercial building lobbies, bus terminals. Part of the charm and appeal of tile is that the design options are limitless. Here are just some of the considerations:

• Borders: Will you use a border or no border? • Evoke a style: Tile can be very powerful in evoke a style or period. Do you want to use your tile to invoke a Mexican hacienda? A French chateau? A Japanese pagoda? Tile can be instrumental helping invoke any of these in your home. The prices of tile vary widely. We encourage you do match your tile in design and quality to the other elements in a room. If you are spending $1,200 for a designer bathroom sink and $1,500 for a lighted mirror, it makes little sense to buy the cheapest tiles you can find. Likewise, if you have installed modest kitchen appliances in your modest home, it probably does not make sense to purchase premium tiles imported from Venice. However, as we have mentioned previously, tile is one of the most permanent features you can add to a room. So make sure that whatever tile you buy is of sufficient quality and of appropriate rating to retain its appearance for many years.

• Color: Uniform or varied. Neutral or bold.

A rating system is used for tiles to indicate what use they are designed for in your home:

• Shape: Uniform or varied. Each tile has its own shape, and tiles can be laid out in combination to create a large shape.

• Class 1: Not designed for foot traffic. Designed for walls, ceilings, or counters.

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SETTING AN EXAMPLE Q: After years of inactivity, I now exercise five days a week, eat clean and consider myself to have a healthy lifestyle. My very good friend visits me before and after my workouts, but will not join me. She is overweight, does not exercise and eats poorly, and I am concerned about her health. How can I encourage her to begin to exercise and care about her health? A: Living a healthy lifestyle is easier for some people than for others, and it can be challenging to have people in your life who do not share your lifestyle. The key is to continue to be a good example of living healthy while finding ways to be subtle and encourage your friend to adopt new habits. As you may have found out with your friend, you have to allow for people to change when they are ready. Encourage your friend without becoming too pushy. Share your stories of when you first began to exercise and how it took time for you to adapt to a lifestyle of exercise and eating well. Share recipes your friend would enjoy that are more healthful than what she may be eating. Just because your friend has not yet decided to embrace your healthy lifestyle does not mean she has not noticed the benefits you have received from your commitment. Continue to invite your friend to exercise when you’re doing a workout

that she can do successfully. Walking around the block while discussing the news of the day can be a way to exercise while visiting with each other. Begin with a short walk that your friend can complete, and then gradually increase the time or distance. Another way to start the process could be finding a fun race/walk for a charity that you and your friend can sign up for together and plan a training schedule. Many cities have 5k race/walk events to raise money. Find a cause that is important to you and your friend and begin to train for the race. Most races are noncompetitive and offer a light and motivating environment with novice and experienced participants racing together. This can be a great way to get your friend moving for a cause and directing her focus beyond her personal fitness status. Use your personal experience to find creative ways to encourage your friend to exercise and eat well. Remember what factors played a role in your moving from being inactive to active, and incorporate those instances to help your friend. Share stories of your experiences and little tips to make her journey easier and realistic. We would like for all of our family and friends to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. Just as you made a choice to make this a priority in your life, your friend will also have to personally make this choice. Continue to live a positive lifestyle and be a great example to your friend until she is ready to make a change. In the meantime, keep moving. Always consult a physician before beginning an exercise program. Andrea Renee Wyatt, M.S.S., C.S.C.S., is a personal trainer with an extensive background in strength and conditioning as well as therapeutic recreation. If you have a fitness or training question, write to Andrea in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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HEALTHY CHOCOLATE Part 3 of 3

22 Reasons to Eat & Drink Dark Chocolate & Acai Daily Here are the last 6 reasons to consume Xocai Healthy Chocolate:

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References: 3. Fisher ND, Hollenberg NK. J Hypertens. 2006 Aug;24(8): 1575-80. 4. Yamagishi M, et al. Cancer Lett. 2002 Nov 28;185(2): 12330. 5. Ramljak D, et al. Mol Cancer Ther. 2005 Apr;4(4):537-46. 6. Lee KW, et al. J Nutr. 2006 May;136(5):1150-5. 7. Selmi C, et al. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2006;47 Suppl 2:S163-71; discussion S172-6. Review. 8. Heo HJ, Lee CY. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Mar 9;53(5);1445-8. 9. Heiss C, et al. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2007 Feb;49(2):74-80 10. Wang-Pologruto JF, et al. Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2006;47 Suppl 2: S17786; discussion S206-9. 11. Engler MB, Engler MM. Nutr Rev. 2006 Mar;64(3): 109-18. Review.

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20. PROVIDES OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS. Most Americans are sorely lacking in Omega-3s and increasing rates of chronic disease are likely a result of this deficiency. Studies suggest these essential Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce inflammation, improve brain function, promote immune function, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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19. SUPPORTS MENTAL FUNCTION. Numerous chronic diseases are associated with free radical damage (oxidation/oxidative stress) including the insidious neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s. Healthy cells die from lack of proper nutrition and cells mutate because of free radical damage. Many studies indicate that cocoa may help protect the brain and improve mental function.8

22. BOOSTS YOUR SENSE OF WELLBEING. Numerous chemicals in cocoa create a sense of happiness and well-being. Some research even suggests that consuming cocoa can increase dopamine and serotonin in the brain.

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18. FIGHTS INFLAMMATION. The powerful polyphenols nutrients in Cocoa and acai berries are known to inhibit many different inflammatory mechanisms. Research shows that chronic inflammation is likely the underlying problem linked to various conditions from heart disease and cancer to diabetes and dementia.7

en blood vessel walls, support heart muscles and may inhibit atherosclerosis thus reducing the risk of edema, stroke and heart failure. These polyphenols can help clear the arteries. 9,10,11

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17. PROTECTS THE BODY’S 75 TRILLION CELLS. According to research, the numerous phytochemicals in cocoa and acai berries may be able to normalize the health of endothelial cells thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.3 And other studies show a potential ability of phytochemicals to inhibit carcinogenic activity of cells.4,5,6 Since most disease originates in the cells, it’s vital to protect them!

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1. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, melt margarine over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and onion and cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring often. Stir in frozen hash browns and corned beef; cook 10 minutes or until hash browns are lightly browned. Spread hash evenly in skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low. 2. One at a time, break eggs into cup and slip into skillet on top of hash. Sprinkle eggs with salt and black pepper. Cover skillet and cook 5 to 8 minutes or until eggs are set or cooked to desired doneness.

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3. Blend 1 cup buttermilk, pumpkin puree and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed. Beat in whole egg and egg white. Stir in oil, corn syrup and vanilla. Gradually add the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

Cake 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup nonfat buttermilk 1 15-ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 large egg, at room temperature (see Tip) 1 large egg white, at room temperature 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

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weet potatoes are very healthy. They are high in beta-carotene, potassium, vitamin E, and fiber. They also have very little fat and a low glycemic index. Because of this they can help reduce heart disease, stroke, cancer, and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

If you want to make these healthier try leaving out the butter and use olive oil in its place. If you want to try something a little different and Peel, dice and boil potatoes. a little less healthy try leaving out the cinnaDice onion and sauté with 1 Tbs but- mon and add some blue cheese crumbles and bacon bits. Strain potatoes and mash.

4. Add remaining ingredients with sautéed onions and whip.

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Please visit our website at saintanimalrescue.org and as always thank you for caring

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I attended a dog show recently as a spectator. I’m interested in showing my dogs, but am only just investigating the process and learning all the ins and outs. I was amazed at how much incorrect information about the rules was being given out by other spectators (and even owners who were showing). One woman was afraid to groom her dog shortly before their event because she’d been told that if the judges saw her grooming him, they would disqualify them! Please remind your readers who enjoy or compete in dog shows to review the show’s rules beforehand and to ignore (or at least confirm) secondhand information! Just a pet peeve of mine. Thanks. -- Janine T., via e-mail

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DEAR JANINE: You told ‘em! While rules vary by show, it does no good for an already-nervous participant to listen to hearsay. There is genuinely good advice to be had from other participants, but always keep a copy of the rules at hand, too. *** DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My uncle says I should use a choke collar on my dog in order to train him right. What’s a choke collar? -- Brad in Ohio DEAR BRAD: It’s something you shouldn’t use on your dog in order to train him right. Pick up a book like “Treats, Play, Love: Make Dog Training Fun for You and Your Best Friend” by Patricia Gail Burnham, and learn about positive obedience training methods that don’t involve yanking your dog around or choking him just to get him to heel. You won’t regret it.

Send your tips, questions and comments to Paws Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to pawscorner@hotmail.com. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.


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� Keep your long-term financial goals in focus Investing a set amount of money on a regular basis does not ensure a profit and does not protect against loss in declining markets. Such a plan involves continual investment in securities regardless of fluctuating price levels of such securities. You should consider your financial ability to continue the purchases through periods of low price levels.

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An effective wealth-transfer strategy can help you accomplish a variety of goals, such as distributing your assets the way you choose, avoiding probate and reducing estate taxes. And you can explore a variety of wealth-transfer tools, including the following:

time-consuming, expensive (and public) process of probate. Because beneficiary designations supersede any instructions you might put in a will or living trust, it’s essential that you periodically review these designations to make sure they reflect your current wishes. • Trusts — Different trusts can help you accomplish a variety of wealth transfer and estate-planning goals. For example, a revocable living trust can help you leave assets to your heirs without going through probate. You can also structure the trust to stagger payments over a number of years, rather than all at once, or include other restrictions or incentives. An irrevocable life insurance trust allows you to keep the death benefit of your life insurance policy outside your estate, so the insurance proceeds won’t increase your estate tax liability. And a charitable remainder trust allows you to transfer an appreciated asset — such as a stock or piece of real estate — to a charitable trust, thereby allowing you to defer or even avoid capital gains taxes on the sale of the asset. Plus, the trust can provide you with a lifetime income stream while the remainder of the assets can be distributed to your favorite charities.

• Gifting — You can give up to $12,000 per year to as many people as you’d like without incurring gift taxes. And if you want to help a child or grandchild pay for college through a Section 529 college savings plan, you can “bunch” the $12,000 limit over five years to make one $60,000 gift, or one $120,000 gift if it comes from you and your spouse. (If you group the contributions together this way, you won’t be able to make another $12,000 gift to that same child or grandchild for the next five years.)

As you can see, trusts are versatile instruments — but they are also complex. Consequently, you’ll need to consult with your tax and legal advisors regarding your particular situation.

• Will — A will is simply a plan for distributing your assets to family members and other beneficiaries. If you were to die intestate (without a will), state laws would determine how your assets should be distributed — and there’s no guarantee that the end result would be what you would have chosen.

This article was written by Edward Jones on behalf of your Edward Jones financial advisor. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with a qualified tax or legal specialist for professional advice on your specific situation.

• Beneficiary designations — Many of your financial assets — including annuities, life insurance, IRAs and 401(k) plans — allow you to name a beneficiary. Upon your death, your beneficiary will automatically receive these assets, avoiding the sometimes

In fact, all the wealth-transfer techniques we’ve looked at will require some careful thought and preparation on your part—so don’t wait too long before getting started. Time has a way of sneaking up on all of us — but it’s especially sneaky when we’re unprepared.

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could discover that there isn’t any equity because you owe more than the home is really worth. Or if you try to sell, you could end up selling for much less than you owe. Worse case, you could lose your home to foreclosure.

BY David Uffington

If you run into a problem down the road because of an inflated appraisal, don’t look for much help from the authorities. Because of federal regulations, some states have mechanisms in place to go after appraisers who routinely inflate the value of homes, but for the most part you’ll get no satisfaction and no money back.

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f you’re trying to refinance your home, once you’ve finished jumping for joy over a high appraisal, sit back and consider the consequences of taking out a mortgage for the full amount. The same can be said for homebuyers making an offer: When the appraisal is much higher than you expected, you need to beware. The dilemma starts with appraisers who are often pushed to inflate the value of homes by lenders who make more money on a higher loan. The pressure on an appraiser can be immense, especially with fewer sales to go around. Add in a cash incentive to cooperate, and you have inflated appraisals. The majority of appraisers are scrupulously honest, but many of them have been run out of business for refusing to inflate values. The problems with inflated appraisals come into play should you ever want to sell or refinance. Just when you need to pull out cash in a refinance, or to refinance just ahead of a jump in your adjustable-rate mortgage, you

Things to watch for: • If the lender promises a high appraisal, beware. • If the appraiser works for the lender, double beware. • If you’re told you’re in luck, that the appraiser has a break in his schedule and can be at your house in an hour, decline that appointment. Before the appraiser arrives at your house, do an online search for both the appraiser and the appraiser’s company. Look for any warnings or complaints. Check online sources to try to determine the real value of your home or the one you hope to buy. Realtor.com is one of the best, but also check the sites of agents in your area. 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.

THE LAW ACCORDING TO STEVENS by Lisa Welch Stevens, Attorney at Law P.C.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?: PERHAPS NOT AS MUCH AS YOU THINK © February, 2005, Lisa Welch Stevens, Esq.,

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n a previous article I discussed the value of a business’ intangible assets. One such asset can be the business’ name. But such value and the protection afforded it under state law can vary widely, depending upon the business’ legal form and how and where the name is registered or recorded.

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of Trade Name with the Department of Revenue are accorded no exclusivity at all: anyone can file to use the same trade name as another. Because the databases of the Secretary of State and the Department of Revenue are separate, an entity filing a Statement of Trade Name with the Secretary of State is not put on notice of similar or identical Registrations of Trade Name with the Department of Revenue, and vice-versa. After May 30, 2006, the Department of Revenue will no longer register trade names; all such registrations shall be with the Secretary of State. Businesses will know if others are using the same name as they. However the Secretary of State’s office will no longer require that trade names be distinguishable on the record from other trade names and entity names; forming your business under a particular entity name, or registering a particular trade name, will result in no exclusive rights to that name at all.

Colorado does not have a uniform system for the filing and recording of business names. If a business is owned through any of the limited liability entities (corporations, LLCs, etc.), its entity name (and its “trade name”, if any) is recorded with the Secretary of State. If a business is a sole proprietorship or general partnership, and it operates under a name other than the owner(s) personal name(s), that trade name is registered with the Department of Revenue.

A business can seek to protect its good name from usurpation by competitors, and to increase its value as an intangible asset, by turning to trademark law. However, for this to be effective action must be taken before another has the opportunity to start using the name. Consult your legal advisor regarding the specifics of your situation.

Limited liability entities’ names and trade names, as recorded with the Secretary of State, are accorded some exclusivity: they must be distinguishable on the record from those of other limited liability entities. Sole proprietorships’ and general partnerships’ Registrations

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1. LITERATURE: Which major poet published only seven poems during her lifetime? 2. PSYCHOLOGY: What is someone who suffers from amathophobia afraid of? 3. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who said, “We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” 4. GEOGRAPHY: How many states border the state of Tennessee? 5. INVENTION: Which early American leader invented the dumbwaiter? 6. ASTRONOMY: What is a maria? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Which city’s transportation system was designated as a special moving National Historic Landmark? 8. MYTHOLOGY: Where did Orpheus have to visit in his attempt to rescue his wife Eurydice? 9. ANATOMY: What is manufactured in bone marrow? 10. GAMES: How many points does a traditional star-shaped Chinese Checker board have?

1. When was the last time before 2007 that the Philadelphia Phillies won the National League East championship? 2. How many major-league teams made the playoffs at least once between 2006 and 2007? 3. Since the Atlantic Coast Conference expanded to 12 football teams before the 2005 season, how many Bowl Championship Series bowl games has the ACC won? 4. Four times a member of the Orlando Magic has won the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award. Name two of the four players. 5. Name the teams involved in the last Stanley Cup Finals before 2008 that featured no Canadian teams. 6. Who has won the women’s U.S. Open bowling event the most times? 7. Name the first Asian boxer to win title belts in four weight classes.

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MOMENTS IN TIME THE HISTORY CHANNEL

• On Sept. 23, 1875, 15-yearold Billy the Kid (born William Henry McCarty) is arrested for the first time for hiding a bag of stolen laundry as a joke. When Billy was literally caught holding the bag, a Silver City, N.M., policeman threw him in jail to teach him a lesson. • On Sept. 22, 1914, in the North Sea, a German U-9 submarine sinks three British cruisers, killing 1,400 British sailors. More sophisticated than submarines built by other nations, the typical German U-boat was 214 feet long and could travel underwater for two hours at a time. • On Sept. 27, 1935, 13-yearold singer and actress Judy Garland (born Frances Gumm) signs her first contract with MGM. Garland and her sisters toured the vaudeville circuit as “The Gumm Sisters’ Kiddy Act.” The sisters later took the stage name Garland, and Frances changed her name to Judy when she was 10. • On Sept. 25, 1965, the Kansas

City Athletics start 59-year-old Satchel Paige in a game against the Boston Red Sox. Paige gave up only one hit in his three innings of play. “Satchel” got his nickname as a boy while working as a luggage carrier at the Mobile, Ala., train station. • On Sept. 28, 1978, Car & Driver magazine editor Don Sherman sets a Class E speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, reaching 183.9 mph driving a Mazda RX7. The RX7’s unique rotary engine didn’t have the standard pistons; instead, two rounded “rotors” spun to turn the flywheel. • On Sept. 24, 1989, Broadway theaters dim their lights in honor of composer Irving Berlin. Berlin had died two days earlier at the age of 101. He wrote 1,500 songs, including “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and “God Bless America.” • On Sept. 26, 1996, astronaut Shannon Lucid returns to Earth in the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis following six months in orbit aboard the Russian space station Mir. Her 188-day sojourn aboard Mir set a new space endurance record for an American and a world endurance record for a woman. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

Answers & Solutions SUPER CROSSWORD SOLUTION

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1. Emily Dickinson 2. Dust 3. Helen Keller 4. Eight 5. Thomas Jefferson 6. A dark region on the surface of the Moon. 7. San Francisco, for its cable cars. 8. Hades 9. Blood cells 10. Six

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1. It was 1993. 2. Fifteen of them. Only the New York Yankees made a repeat appearance. 3. None. 4. Scott Skiles (1991), Darrell Armstrong (1999), Tracy McGrady (2001) and Hedo Turkoglu (2008). 5. The New Jersey Devils beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in seven games in 2003. 6. Marion Ladewig won it eight times (1949, ‘50, ‘51, ‘52, ‘54, ‘56, ‘59 and ‘63). 7. Manny Pacquiao (112 pounds, 122 pounds, 130 pounds and 135 pounds).


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Sister Rebeka (martial-arts superstar Michelle Yeoh). Apparently Aurora is some kind of genetically engineered Virgin Mary created by some gene-splicing corporation for a corrupt religious corporation that wants to use Aurora as a “miracle” in order to gain more converts.

BABYLON A.D. “Babylon A.D.” director Mathieu Kassovitz has been squawking to any journalist who’ll listen that his film isn’t worth seeing. He hates it. And the reason is because he claims 20th Century Fox chopped 17 minutes of footage from the final cut. I can understand why Kassovitz is ticked off. Those 17 minutes must’ve been AWESOME, cuz the 90 minutes I got to see sucked. The film stars Vin Diesel as a mercenary named Toorop, who is hired by a Russian mobster (Gerard Depardieu sporting the most unnecessary nose extension ever) to transport a young woman named Aurora (Melanie Thierry) from a Russian nunnery to New York City. Accompanying Aurora is

Which is a stupid plot device. Think about it. If you already live in a future where genetic engineering is commonplace, why would you believe in a miraculous virgin birth? Wouldn’t you just go, “Huh. Sounds like another chick got a baby implant.” “Babylon A.D.” is basically a shoot ‘em up, shaky-cammed road movie set in a dystopian future with a metric load of mysticism mumbo jumbo thrown in to muddle an already cliched plot. I mean, seriously, haven’t we already seen this done before? A lot? If you’ve already seen “Children of Men,” “The Fifth Element” and “Blade Runner,” then you don’t need to waste your time with this ridiculous retread.

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Salome’s Stars Week of September 22, 2008

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The changing season brings new experiences as well as challenges for the ever-adventurous Aries. Your social life expands, as do the opportunities at your workplace. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That recent period of uncertainty has passed. You can now feel more confident about making decisions, especially those that relate to an important personal relationship. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you might be faced with a number of tasks on your to-do list, try to take time out to enjoy the arts. Music, especially, can be soothing to the sensitive soul of a Gemini. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A disagreement with a colleague or friend is best resolved with open and frank discussion. Trying to force the other party to see things your way is bound to backfire. LEO (July 23 to August 22) That Leonine pride might be ruffled by a colleague’s challenge to one of your pet ideas. But stop growling and listen. You could learn something that will work to your advantage. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone in authority might decide to select you as a candidate for a project that carries more responsibilities. Be prepared to show why you’re the right choice for the job.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That new workplace problem should be dealt with as soon as possible. Leaving it unresolved for too long could lead to an even more unsettling and time-consuming situation. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to do some fancy juggling to keep both your work responsibilities and personal obligations on track. But ultimately, you’ll work it all out, as you always do. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might hear some upsetting things about a situation in your life. But don’t be swayed by talk. Demand proof before making any decisions on the matter. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Don’t risk depleting those precious energy levels by taking on more tasks than you can realistically handle. Also, remember to ask for help when you need it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) It might be difficult for the Aquarian who is used to giving advice to take counsel when offered. But it’s a good idea to listen to what trusted friends feel you should know. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Things might be a little unsettled as you move through a period of reassessment. But once you get your priorities sorted out, you should be ready to tackle an important decision. BORN THIS WEEK: You’re able to achieve a happy balance in your productive life by never feeling overwhelmed or underappreciated. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.


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For Rent: Custom Stucco Home on very private 5 E treed acres. 2 Story, 5 BR, 4BA, 3GA. All hardS D& MBR. $2600 per mo. (min. 1 yr lease) wood floors on main level, Huge LR, Large Country LEAKitchen For Rent: Walk-out Lower level of single family home on 2.8 beautiful treed acres. Over 2000 sq.ft., 2 BR, 2 BA, Private Entrance, Great Room w/Fireplace. $995 per mo. (min. 1yr Lease)

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Wonderful home on .28 acre corner cul-de-sac lot. PPK & Front Range Mtn. views from almost every room. The country kitchen, w/walk-out to deck, oak floor, island, counter bar & pantry joins the family room to form a large great room. Walkout bsmt, A/C, Air, Study, Rec. Room, 4BR, 3BA, 3GA. $369,900. For more details call 1-800-613-6041 enter ID # 6032

BLACK FOREST HOME: 4,712 sq ft on 5 treed/meadow acres. 3br, 4ba, 3ga, office, sunroom, garden room, gourmet kitchen, dinning room, brkfst nook, craft/workshop area, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, RV garage. 14480 Vollmer Rd $575,000. For appt. Call 495-4309

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WOODMOOR CONDO FOR RENT Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage. Upstairs unit with spectacular lake and mountain views. No Pets, No Smoking. $1100 per month. Call 494-7702 for more info.

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BEAUTIFUL SELF-CONTAINED 1-BEDROOM APT For rent in rural Monument, walkin-closet, 800 sq ft - more info at www.nyagregorfleron.net/4rent. html#apt or call Paul or Nya at 719 487 3113

CHECK OUT SHEILA’S PLAYLAND!!! • I offer a small, personalized daycare center for your child. • I specialize in newborns to four years of age. • 27 years of experience - licensed - CPR Certified. • Hot meals and snacks provided. • Structured environment provides motor-skills development, arts and crafts, story time and LOTS AND LOTS OF TLC. Located in the Northgate Highlands development, only 90 seconds from the Gleneagle exit. I currently have two openings, fulltime or part-time. Call now and mention you saw this advertisement, and I’ll give you $40 OFF your first month’s daycare fee. Call me, Sheila Hamilton, at (719) 487-1663 Sheila’s Playland... it’s not your ordinary in-home daycare!

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• Decreased energy use because less pumping and Robyn's REAL ESTATE treatment of water is required. RAP • Reduced home or office Improving Your heating and cooling costs Investment ! through the careful placeby Robyn Graham ment of trees and plants. • Reduced runoff of storm water and irrigation water that carries top soils, fertilizers, and pesticides into lakes, rivers and streams. • Fewer yard trimmings. • Reduced landscaping labor and CREATE AN ECO-FRIENDLY HOME! maintenance costs. • Extended life for water resources infrastructure thus reduced taxpayer GREENSCAPING costs. • In short, plan and maintain your AND landscape with these principles of WATER SAVING water efficiency in mind and it will continue to conserve water, as well Saving Water with Xeriscape -- A as be attractive philosophy of conservation of water through creative landscaping. Proper landscaping techniques not only create beautiful landscapes, but also benefit the environment and he term Xeriscape is derived save water. In addition, attractive, from the Greek word Xeros water-efficient, low-maintenance meaning “dry”, combined landscapes can increase home valwith the word “landscape”. The ues! term was coined by the Front Range Xeriscape Task Force of the Denver CONVERT TO DRIP Water Department in 1981.

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Large Lot With Lots of Possibilities Charming 4BR, 2BA Bi-level home with a large fenced-in yard. Home includes renovated bathroom with marble-like tub suround, new sink and faucets. large family room. Kitchen walks out to wood deck. All appliances stay including washer, dryer and stainless refrigerator. MLS #467930 $190,000

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