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THANKS TO THE IRISH It was the Irish who brought Halloween to North America in the 19th century. However, it originated during the festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year when the Celts celebrated the end of the harvest season in October. The Celts believed that the spirits of the dead would return on the eve of Samhain in order to inhabit live bodies. Since this was rather undesirable, the Celts would dress in ghoulish costumes so as to scare off the spirits. They would parade around noisily in the streets, enjoying food and drink. Legend has it that at such times human and animal sacrifices were offered up to the spirits. It was believed by some that the Irish townsfolk would visit their neighbors and ask for food for the town feast, thus beginning the tradition of trick-or-treat.

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SYMBOLIC JACK The pumpkin carved with a scary or funny face with a candle inside is commonly called the jack-o-lantern. The name can be traced back to the legend of a farmer named Jack who was known for his trickery, greediness and gambling, not to mention he rather enjoyed excessive tipping of the bottle. The tale has it that one night Jack tricked the devil into climbing up a tree after which Jack carved the symbol of a cross into the tree trunk in order to keep the devil from coming down from the tree. The devil being the devil, of course, placed a curse on Jack so that he could not go to either heaven or hell upon his death. Jack’s spirit was forced to roam the countryside holding a hallowed out turnip with a lit candle inside to light the way. Once Halloween traditions came to America, the turnip was replaced by the pumpkin, a larger and easier to carve ‘lantern.’ Halloween Traditions... Continued on Page 2


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About $1.5 billion is spent on Halloween costumes, $2.5 billion on Halloween decorations, $2 billion is spent on candy, and $50 million is spent on greeting cards.

SCARY MOVIES, ANYONE? What would Halloween be without a few scary movies? Grab some popcorn and a body guard and rent one of these: “Arachnophobia” (1990), “The Blob” (1988), “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), “Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984), “War of the Worlds” (1953), “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), “Jaws” (1975), “The Exorcist” (1973), “The Shining” (1980), “Halloween” (1978), and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978). Aahhh, they just don’t make ‘em like they used to.

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• New York City is the host of the largest Halloween party that includes the Village Parade and attracts over two million people as either participants or spectators and boasts a television audience of over four million.

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THE HEALTHY HOME

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o you suffer from allergies or asthma? Do you have frequent unexplained head aces? Do you have skin rashes that just won’t go away? You may be suffering from an ‘unhealthy’ home. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you want to make your home as free of dust and allergens as possible. Generally, the bedroom is where we spend most of our time and that’s why for those with indoor allergies, it is important to minimize the levels of, if not totally eliminate, offending allergens in our home, particularly in the bedroom. Here are some solutions to creating a healthier home:

HYPOALLERGENIC FLOORING Ceramic tile is one of the most hypoallergenic of all flooring possibilities. Richard Carson, Owner of Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings says that “ceramic tile is one of the top choices for those who suffer from allergies. The hard, slick surface provided by ceramic tile reduces its ability to collect dust, mold, or other allergens. A potential drawback is that it can be cold and uncomfortable against bare feet; however, with the new after-market heat mats, it now can actually help heat your home in the colder months.” Cork is another environmentally friendly source of flooring for allergy sufferers. Cork’s surface characteristics prevent dust absorption which can precipitate allergy symptoms. In addition, it doesn’t contain toxic substances found in some flooring and carpeting, making it an ideal choice for allergy sufferers who are health and environmentally conscious. Linoleum provides another smooth surface which doesn’t promote accumulation of dust or allergens. If you suffer from allergies and plan to install linoleum flooring, use a low-VOC glue to attach the flooring. Otherwise, you could suffer from an allergic reaction to the adhesive. Wood provides a smooth surface that doesn’t harbor dust or other allergens. “Plus if it is reclaimed or from a renewable resource it is not only a healthy choice, but an environmentally friendly choice as well” says Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings hardwood specialist, Barry Richardson.

ALLERGEN FREE BLINDS Don’t forget the blinds and curtains in your home and bedroom, as they can harbor dust as well. There are blinds that can actually prevent dust build-up. Vertical blinds,

roller shades or cellular shades are the most easy-toclean blinds. With traditional horizontal blinds, dust can settle on each slat... agitating pesky allergies, or forcing you to clean your blinds often. But vertical blinds and roller shades don’t have a surface to catch dust, making them allergen-free blinds.

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“Most cellular shades, like the Hunter Douglas Applause shade, are anti-static, and they require very little cleaning” explains Kim Carson, Managing Partner of Design Works Gallery. “A light sweep with your vacuum cleaner brush attachment is all that is needed to keep them dust free making them very low-maintenance shades. “

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CABINETS Kitchen and closet cabinets are one of the largest sources of formaldehyde emissions in today’s homes. Standard cabinets are made of particleboard, which can offgas significant amounts of formaldehyde if urea-formaldehyde is used as a binder. “Cabinets made from a non-formaldehydebased binder such as polyurethane improve indoor air quality and are widely available” advises Paul Schmallen of Schmallen Home Organization and Window Coverings. “Before purchasing any new cabinets check with the manufacturer to ensure a non-formaldehyde-based binder was used in their construction.” The Design Works Gallery and its partners are sensitive to those customers with allergy or health related issues. They know that every customer is special and each homeowner’s requirements are unique. “In order to ensure we meet those needs, we actually sit down and LISTEN to our clients needs” explains Richard Carson, Owner of Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings. “so that we can gain an understanding of what is important to them and their families. Only after sitting down and understanding our client’s needs do we move onto product selection.”

Like to know more? Kim can be reached at 719-487-7767

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• Go with the flow. Try to remain flexible and give yourself many options. Since the weather is beyond our control, developing plans for different scenarios can be helpful. Joining a health club, purchasing an aerobic video or teaming up with a friend who owns fitness equipment are three options you can use to complete your aerobic workout regardless of outside conditions.

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SNIPPETZ® HEALTH AND WELLNESS THE DOCTOR IS IN An insightful look at Health

by Dr. Christy Meislahn

But how?

Those of us with “health” insurance policies think we’re protected from the burden of huge medical bills. You may be surprised to learn that’s just not true. In a Harvard University study of almost 2,000 Americans in bankruptcy court, half said that illness or medical bills drove them to bankruptcy.

Keep in mind, health is our normal, natural state. Many people neglect their health, paying attention to it only when their symptoms become unbearable. By then, problems can be well advanced, often becoming irreversible. That’s why I sometimes sound like a broken record, constantly suggesting preventive and wellness visits.

Every 30 seconds in the United States, someone files for bankruptcy because of a serious health problem. Surprisingly, more than 75 percent of those filing for bankruptcy had insurance, losing their coverage during the course of their illness. Thus, they face the double disaster of illness and bankruptcy.

Visiting our office when you’re feeling great may sound a little strange to your health insurance provider. It may even sound strange to you. But preventive measures may actually provide more “insurance” than your insurance.

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sour cream, refried beans, nachos, deep fried chips (and other fried foods), and cheese enchiladas. If you find this difficult to do, try to limit your visits to a Mexican restaurant.

ou can enjoy a variety of nutritious foods in Mexican Cuisine including beans, corn, rice, and cheese. Unfortunately many dishes are fried, topped with high-fat cheese, guacamole, high-fat sour cream, or highsodium salsa. Try to find a Mexican restaurant that uses fresh ingredients and not much salt. Ask the server if they use fresh ingredients for their salsa. Choose items such as bean tacos, bean enchiladas, Spanish rice, or chicken fajitas. Leave out or set aside the guacamole,

Don’t forget, you can enjoy a tasty, home-cooked, Mexican meal! Your Diet Center program allows for beans, corn, tortillas (EY program only), salsa, fat-free sour cream, low-fat cheese, rice, and low-fat meats. You have more control over the ingredients and portion sizes when you prepare your own meals. So when you crave Mexican, you can check out your own cupboards and enjoy enchiladas and Spanish rice in the comfort of your own home, where you can enjoy more and weigh less!

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HarVest AfterNOON Tea Fall is here and our afternoon tea menu changes to include new treats to greet the new season. Our Harvest Afternoon Tea Menu is offered October 1st through November 14th. The menu is posted on our website. Afternoon tea is served Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 5 pm by reservation (3 days in advance): call 481-8822 or email diane@wisdomteahouse.com.

65 Second Street Monument, CO 80132 Open Tue-Sat 9am-5pm 719.481.8822 www.wisdomteahouse.com

75 Hwy 105 Palmer Lake

CreaM Tea $10 per person and includes two scones with toppings and an unlimited pot of tea. TerritOrial Tea $18 per person and includes unlimited pot of tea, two kinds of scones with toppings, fruit, and sweets. esperaNza Tea $25 per person adds sandwiches and savories to the Territorial Tea menu.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan. In a large bowl, mix apples and sugar together. Let stand until sugar is thoroughly dissolved, about 8 minutes. Stir egg and vanilla into apple mixture. Sift together flour, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into apple mixture. Fold in nuts and raisins. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Pour topping over cake while cake is still hot. For the Topping: In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar and 2 tablespoons flour. Stir in the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla, chopped walnuts and raisins. Stir until butter melts, then pour over cake.

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Pizza • Pasta • Lasagna Salads • Sandwiches Beer • Wine “TRY OUR SPECIALS TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY!” Tuesday - Friday 5 - 9 pm Saturday 11:30 am - 9 pm 4 Hwy. 105 • Palmer Lake

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Lox Cream Cheese Onion Garlic Powder Onion Powder Juice of lemon Tabasco

This is great with crackers or if you are planning a special tea party it will make great finger sandwiches. Just get the cheep wonder bread type bread and spread a thin layer on it. Top it with a second piece, trim the crust and cut into little sandwiches.

Sun - Mon - Tue 11:00 - 3:30 Wed - Thur - Fri - Sat 11:00 - 8:00

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To make this lower in fat, you can use fat 1. Place ingredients in a food processor free cottage cheese and a tablespoon of red and puree until creamy. wine vinegar in place of the cream cheese.

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Be creative, have fun and enjoy!!!

These Unique and Delicious Recipes are presented to you by Pat McClelland owner of Bella Panini in Palmer Lake and Bayou BarBQ in Monument

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or firsthand experience of how the principle of taste works, try this. Make a very strong cup of tea. When you sip it, the tea will taste bitter because it’s very tannic. Now add lemon juice; the tea will taste astringent (constricting and drying out your mouth) because the acid of the lemon juice and the tannin of the tea are accentuating each other. Now add lots of sugar to the tea. The sweetness should counter-balance the acid-tannin impact, and the tea will taste softer than it did before.

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hen this column was launched in 2002, it quickly became apparent that readers around the country just love it when we feature the hosts seen on The Weather Channel. We get more e-mails about them than we do when we interview Academy Award winners! Natalie Allen is the anchor and reporter for “Forecast Earth” on The Weather Channel. You can see her every Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Allen is a Memphis, Tenn., native and received her bachelor’s degree in radio, TV and film from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She has been an award-winning broadcast journalist for more than 20 years, and she is in the Southern Miss Alumni Hall of Fame. Allen also contributes to the “Forecast Earth” blog at www.weather.com/forecastearth. For additional info: www.weather.com. You grew up in the Deep South and went to college in Mississippi. Which Southern foods and treats do you still crave? “Topps BBQ in Memphis. And please, the coleslaw goes ON the sandwich. The catfish and hushpuppies at Mack’s Fish Camp in Hattiesburg. I’ll take fried green tomatoes anytime. And you can serve me any vegetable that’s been cooked for hours in fatback.” Let’s say you have to spend a few months in Antarctica researching a story. Choose three snacks you’d surely take along: “I almost went to Antarctica last spring on a story, and definitely would have taken a box or two of Goobers -- the giant box like you get at the movie theatre -- Rice Krispie Treats and Chunky Monkey ice cream. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, but I figure that with the giant parka I’ll be wearing, no one will notice the weight gain!” Behind the scenes at The Weather Channel, do your co-workers often bring in homemade food items? “We mainly bump into to each other at the ice-cream machine located in The Front Cafe. But, I recently brought in oatmeal/ zucchini cookies, and they went really fast. See the recipe in ‘Animal, Vegetable, Miracle’ by Barbara Kingsolver. I did a story on the book for ‘Forecast Earth.’”

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Kids often like to catch snowflakes in their mouth. Which flavor do you wish snow could taste like? “Butterscotch.” Hurricanes are named after people. If you could name them using food/beverage names, give us a few ides. “Big Gulp is a Category 1 storm. The Macchiato -- double shot -- is a Category 2. And for a Category 3, it would have to be the Grand Slam.”

BLUEBERRY CAKE WITH WALNUT TOPPING 1/4 cup canola oil 2/3 cup rice syrup (or 1/2 cup other sweetener) 1 teaspoon vanilla 2/3 cup soy milk 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 pint washed blueberries 1 tablespoon canola oil 2/3 cup chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons rice syrup (or same amount of honey or maple syrup) Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil an 8-by-8 -inch baking dish. Blend liquid ingredients together in one bowl and dry ingredients (except blueberries) together in another bowl. Combine liquid with dry and stir until just mixed. Fold in blueberries and pour into lightly oiled baking dish. For topping: In a small saucepan, combine oil, walnuts and rice syrup; heat on low and stir until rice syrup is very liquid and all ingredients are well-blended. Spoon walnut topping over cake batter as evenly as possible. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool before serving.

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!! BOOK NOW AT COUNTRY CRITTERS UPTOWN Where your dog will be primped and pampered.

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ittens is a 4 year old black and white neutered male cat. He’s sweet, cuddly, and loves attention. He was the “baby” of the family until the owners son arrived. Mittens doesn’t particularly like the fact that new baby gets more attention than him. He’s a great cat, but the owners feel that he would be happier in a new home. Mittens has quite a personality! It’s a sad parting. Mittens is up to date on all his shots and is an indoor cat.

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health problem, such as a thyroid condition, which can only be determined through a blood test. So, the best thing to do, again, is mention it to Mitzy’s vet when you bring her in to have the lump checked.

The vet may do a biopsy to determine whether the lump is benign. He or she also will ask you a number of questions about Mitzy’s daily behavior: how much and how often she eats, if she is drinking and urinating more than usual, if the dry skin has been a problem for a long DEAR PAW’S CORNER: What time or if it’s recent, any known would make my shih-tzu bite her food allergies or health problems, tail? I noticed that “Mitzy” was and so on. constantly trying to nibble her own tail. When I looked closer, I found If there are no underlying problems, a hard lump and a small cut that the vet may recommend that you try was draining. She bites at it worse a change in Mitzy’s diet (he or she at night. Mitzy has no fleas, but she will give you some options) to treat does have dry skin. What’s going her dry skin. You can also add an on? -- Alice H., via e-mail Omega 3 supplement to her food -DEAR ALICE: Without knowing exactly where the lump is located, I can’t say for certain. It goes without saying that any change in a dog’s behavior, or anything odd that you notice on your pet (such as a new lump or a draining cut) should prompt you to visit the veterinarian as soon as possible for a thorough checkup. Some dogs, regardless of breed, suffer from chronic dry skin. But dry skin can be a herald of a deeper

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the vet may have this available, or you can purchase the supplement at a pet store.

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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WHEN YOU INVEST REGULARLY. If one of your worries is whether you're investing at the right time, it shouldn't be. By investing a set amount of money regularly, you establish a simple routine that can help make your financial goals a reality. In addition, investing regularly can: � Make it possible to use market fluctuations

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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.

To learn how investing on a regular basis can help you reach your financial goals, call or visit your local financial advisor today. Adam R Grayson .

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SCARY INVESTMENT MOVES CAN LEAD TO FRIGHTFUL RESULTS Provided by Adam Grayson of EdwardJones Investments

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s we approach Halloween, you’ll spot many ghouls, ghosts and graves, which you probably will find more amusing than frightening. However, whether it’s Halloween or not, you can encounter things that truly might threaten your future well-being — such as scary investment moves. Here are a few of these “terrifying tactics” you’ll want to avoid:

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Investing too conservatively — When most people think of making investment mistakes, they’re probably worried about investing too aggressively. And, of course, you don’t want to take unnecessary risks. But what you might not realize is that “playing it safe” can be just as dangerous to your long-term goals. If you consistently put most of your investment dollars into fixed-rate vehicles, such as Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and Treasury bills, you might not even earn enough to stay ahead of inflation, much less achieve the growth you need to pay for a retirement that could last two or three decades. Consequently, you will need some exposure to growthoriented vehicles, such as stocks. While it’s true that stock prices will fluctuate, and you do risk losing some or your entire principal, you can lessen this risk by purchasing quality stocks and holding them for the long term. Timing the market—Too many people jump in the market when they think it’s going up and get out when they feel it’s going down. But it’s impossible for anyone to really predict market highs and lows — and if you base your investment decisions on this type of “market timing,” you could end up hurting your progress toward your financial objectives. For example, if you stop investing

when you think a slump is coming, but the market quickly turns around, you’ll miss the opening stages of a rally, when the biggest gains are often recorded. Over-reacting to bad news — Wars, corporate scandals and natural disasters, among other occurrences, often send investors scurrying to the sidelines, convinced that the bad news will lead to a severe market decline. Typically, though, any decline following a significant, negatively perceived event, is short-lived, and, in many cases, the market recoups its losses and moves to higher levels within a matter of months. Chasing “hot” stocks — You can get stock “tips” from everyone — friends, neighbors, magazines, the Internet, talking heads on television and so on. Some of these tips come from well-informed sources, while others do not, but they all have one thing in common — they’re essentially worthless to you. For one thing, by the time you get a tip for a “hot” stock, it may already be cooling down. But more importantly, the stock may not be appropriate for your individual situation. If, for instance, you buy shares of a company that is very similar to other companies you already own, and an economic downturn affects the industry to which those companies belong, you will hurt, rather than help, your portfolio by purchasing the so-called hot stock. You’re much better off by ignoring these tips and focusing on building a portfolio that is suitable for your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals. By avoiding these “scary” investment moves, you can help yourself achieve some results that aren’t too frightful — in fact, they may eventually be sweeter than the best Halloween candy. This article was written by Edward Jones on behalf of your Edward Jones financial advisor.

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DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington

HOPE FOR HOMEOWNERS

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he HOPE for Homeowners Act is now in effect. Signed by President Bush in July as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the HOPE program is designed to give relief to millions of struggling homeowners by restructuring their home mortgages. To be eligible, the homeowner must: • Use the home as his main residence. • Certify that he hasn’t defaulted on the loan just to take advantage of the HOPE program. • Have a debt-to-income ratio greater than 31 percent as of March 1, 2008. If the borrower qualifies, the lender will rewrite the loan down to an amount that the borrower can pay, up to a cap of 90 percent of the current market value of the home. The new loans must have a fixed rate for 30 years, with the borrower annually paying an extra 1.5 per-

IT’S THE LAW! by Christopher C. Meyer, Attorney at Law, P.C.

THE MARRIAGE ZONE: CHILD SUPPORT

cent of the loan principal for FHA insurance. The downside to the borrower is that he must split any equity with the FHA down the road. That amount will be determined by a phased-in sliding scale, but can be as much as 100 percent of the equity if the borrower pays off the loan (by selling or refinancing) in the first year, or down to 50 percent at five years. Not all lenders are eager to participate in the program, however. In theory they’ll lose a bit now to keep from possibly losing a lot later if they don’t help homeowners get mortgages under control. Under the program, lenders would have to reduce the amount of the mortgage to 90 percent of the home’s present market value, which can be a considerable loss if home values in their area have already plunged. And the lenders will have to pay FHA, the backer of the loans, 3 percent of the amount. Additional provisions of the Act include a federal tax credit up to $7,500 (10 percent of the purchase price) to buy a new home, new regulations on reverse mortgages for the elderly and more protections for veterans facing foreclosure. To read details of the Act, go to www.govtrack.us, click Bills and Resolutions, and put H.R. 3221 in the search box. 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) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Lisa Welch Stevens Attorney at Law, P.C.

A court can deviate from the guideline amount of child support, but must have good reasons for doing so. Child support is an obligation of the parent(s) to support the child(ren). Parents cannot contract to pay no child support. A Court will not approve such a contract absent very unusual circumstances.

Child support terminates when a child reaches © Christopher C. Meyer, August, 2006 age 19 or is emancipated. There are exceptions to the age 19 limit if a child is still in high hild support is calculated according school. to the Colorado Child Support Guidelines. The amount of child support is Child support can be modified if the modificaa mathematical calculation based on many faction would result in a 10% or greater change in tors – the major factors being the gross income the amount of child support to be paid. of each parent, the number of children, and the number of overnights the children spend with Failure to pay child support cannot be used to each parent. The basic child support amount is deny a parent visitation (parenting time) with adjusted by various factors such as the cost of a child. health insurance for the children.

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Child support law is the same as other law. You must remember that: you may not understand the law; you may not like it; and you may not Ex.1 – Father’s monthly gross income is $4,000 think its fair; but it’s the law! and he pays $250 per month for health insurance for two children. Mother’s gross income Chris Meyer is an attorney practicing family law is $2,500 per month. The children spend ap- in Monument. Chris’ law practice is limited to proximately 50% of overnights with each par- domestic relations cases. Chris has been practicent. Father must pay $121 per month to mother ing law since 1977. He is a former prosecutor for child support. and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Florida, California and Wisconsin. Chris can be conEx.2 – Same as Ex. 1, except children spend tacted at 719-488-9395. Chris’s website (www. only 22% of overnights with father. Father cmeyerlaw.com) has additional divorce and fammust pay mother $666 per month for child sup- ily law information. The following two examples are illustrative:

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1. AD SLOGANS: What product tempted consumers with the advertising slogan “Betcha can’t eat just one.” 2. LANGUAGE: What does the word “Volkswagen” mean in German? 3. LITERATURE: What was the title of Shakespeare’s last solo play? 4. TELEVISION: What city was the setting in the TV comedy “Eight is Enough”? 5. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who gave the bride away when Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were married? 6. FAMOUS QUOTES: Who said, “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” 7. PSYCHOLOGY: What is venustraphobia? 8. MOVIES: What was the name of the caretaker’s cat in the “Harry Potter” movies? 9. MUSIC: What name did Simon & Garfunkel go by earlier in their music careers? 10. BIBLE: How long did Methuselah live, according to the Book of Genesis?

1. Name the last full season before 2007 in which no major-league team won 100 games or lost 100 games. 2. Pitchers Len Barker and Tom Browning each tossed a perfect game during the 1980s. Which one had more wins overall during that decade? 3. Name the first two NFL teams to play to an overtime tie after the NFL instituted its new regular-season overtime rule in 1974. 4. In 2008, Ohio State’s Jamar Butler became the school’s all-time leader in career assists (579). Who had held the mark? 5. Who was the last goaltender before Detroit’s Chris Osgood in 2008 to record shutouts in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals? 6. In 2008, Kyle Busch became the fourth NASCAR driver to sweep both Cup road course races in the same year. Name two of the other three to do it. 7. Who was the last U.S. male tennis player to win the French Open singles title?

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MOMENTS IN TIME

it caught on, most goaltenders wore Plante-designed masks until the end of the 1960s, when Soviet goalies introduced cagestyle masks that made it easier to see.

• On Oct. 27, 1904, the New York City subway opens. The first line, operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), traveled 9.1 miles through 28 stations. More than 100,000 people paid a nickel each to take their first ride under Manhattan.

• On Oct. 28, 1965, construction is completed on the Gateway Arch, a spectacular 630foot-high parabola of stainless steel on the waterfront of St. Louis, Mo. The Gateway Arch was erected to commemorate President Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

• On Oct. 31, 1926, Harry Houdini, the most celebrated magician and escape artist of the 20th century, dies of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital. Houdini’s appendix ruptured when he was punched in the stomach by a student after a lecture in Montreal.

• On Oct. 30, 1974, 32-yearold Muhammad Ali becomes heavyweight champion of the world for the second time when he knocks out 25-year-old champ George Foreman in the eighth round of the “Rumble in the Jungle,” a match in Kinshasa, Zaire. Seven years earlier, Ali was stripped of his title when the government accused him of draft-dodging.

THE HISTORY CHANNEL

• On Nov. 2, 1947, the Hughes Flying Boat -- the largest aircraft ever built -- is piloted by designer Howard Hughes on its first and only flight. The massive wooden aircraft had a wingspan longer than a football field and was designed to carry more than 700 troops into battle. • On Nov. 1, 1959, Montreal Canadien Jacques Plante becomes the first NHL goaltender to wear a full facemask. Once

• On Oct. 29, 1998, nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, U.S. Sen. John Glenn Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years of age, Glenn was the oldest human ever to travel in space. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

Answers & Solutions SUPER CROSSWORD SOLUTION

TRIVIA ANSWERS

By Marge Svenson

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS

Trivia Test

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1. Lay’s potato chips 2. People’s car 3. “The Tempest” 4. Sacramento 5. Teddy Roosevelt, her uncle 6. Ralph Waldo Emerson 7. A fear of beautiful women 8. Mrs. Norris 9. Tom & Jerry 10. 969 years 1. It was 1992, when Atlanta won 98 games and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 99. 2. Browning had 78 wins during the ‘80s; Barker had 62. 3. Denver and Pittsburgh, in 1974. 4. Kelvin Ransey, with 516 assists. 5. New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur in 2003. 6. Jeff Gordon (1999), Robby Gordon (2003) and Tony Stewart (2005). 7. Andre Agassi in 1999.


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HUEY’S PAGE

Running Time: 85 Min. MPAA Rating: PG

Viv has to travel to Europe on a business junket, so she leaves Chloe with her niece Rachel (Piper Perabo). Rachel takes the dog along on a weekend trip to Mexico and forgets the dog when she leaves.

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y grasp of Spanish is tenuous at best. I know a few words, and virtually all of them can be found on the drive-thru menu at Taco Bell. However, I do know one Spanish word that can be used to describe “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”: Ca-ca. Man, does this movie stink. And I’m not sure who it was made for. After about 10 minutes, adults will find themselves trying to chew their own eyes out, and I don’t see how any kid would sit still for this hour-and-a-half mess. The story is about a pampered female Chihuahua named Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore), who lives in Beverly Hills with her owner Viv (Jamie

Salome’s Stars

Lee Curtis), the CEO of a cosmetics company.

Chloe, stranded in Mexico, is captured by a guy who runs an underground dogfighting club. There Chloe meets a German shepherd (voiced by Andy Garcia) who helps her escape. They are chased by a Doberman named El Diablo (Edward James Olmos) because the Mexican Michael Vick sees that Chloe was wearing a diamond collar and thinks he can ransom her. Eventually, everyone ends up at an Aztec ruin populated by a pack of revolutionary Chihuahuas who spout revisionist history and perform Broadway-style dance routines. Yeah. You read that right. There is a Mayan calendar that says the end of the world will occur in 2012. After watching “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” it’s safe to say the Mayans were four years off.

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Week of October 27, 2008

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The high standards you set for yourself don’t always translate into the behavior you expect of others. That relationship problem can be resolved if you’re more flexible and less judgmental. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Not enough party bids to satisfy the Bovine’s fun-loving side this week? Go ahead and throw one of your own. Then prepare for some serious work coming up early next week. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A new and intensely productive cycle is about to kick in. Be careful not to get too stressed out, though. Make time to restore your energies by relaxing with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This could be a good time to share some of your plans with those closest to you. Their comments could give you some added insight into how you might accomplish your goals. LEO (July 23 to August 22) An attack of self-doubt might be unsettling for the usually super-assured Feline. But it could be your inner voice telling you to hold off implementing your plans until you’ve reassessed them. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a great time for you to reward yourself for all your hard work by taking a trip you haven’t spent months carefully planning, to somewhere you never thought you’d be going.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Some misunderstandings resist being resolved. But your sincerity in wanting to soothe those hurt feelings wins the day. By month’s end, that relationship should begin to show signs of healing. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A hectic job schedule begins to ease just in time to blow off all that work-generated steam on Halloween. A family situation runs into an unexpected complication. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A cutting remark in the workplace needs to be handled with finesse. Remember: How you respond could determine the depth of support you gain from colleagues. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Once again, that Capricornean stubborn streak sets in and could keep you from getting much-needed advice. Fortunately, it lifts by week’s end, in time to make an informed decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A surprise trip early in the week could lead to other unexpected offers when you return. Word to the wise: Avoid talking too much about this until you’ve made some decisions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Learning dominates the week for perspicacious Pisceans, who are always looking to widen their range of knowledge. A series of important job-linked commitments begins late in the week. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of humor generates good feelings and good will everywhere you go. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.


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OFFICE/ADMINISTRATIVE – P/T – MONUMENT AREA Auction company seeks office staff to handle phones, filing, billing, and other associated office functions. P/T approx, 20 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Must have outgoing personality. Must have dependable transportation. Occasional work off-site. Experience with Word and Excel required. Quick-Books experience beneficial. Send email to contact@success-auctions.com to see job description and request application. Home office environment. Must like dogs. No smoking. Salary DOQ.

1988 560SL MERCEDES Original owner. All maintenance records. 103,000 miles. Excellent condition. Champagne exterior and hard top. Expresso soft top (new) with wind screen. Recently replaced air conditioner and new tires. V-8 Classic classy car, beautiful ride. $14,500 Call 481-8951 1986 JEEP CHEROKEE 4 Wheel Drive, 4 dr. V6, loaded. New Silver Paint, 5 speed. Over $4,000 invested. All records. $4,500. 598-0481 1933 CHEVY SHOW CAR/ STREET ROD $8,000 paint. Custom tires and rims, white leather interior, 428 HP, suicide doors, AM/FM/CD, tilt. Priced well below 3 appraisals at $28,000 OBO. Call Michael for details 719-338-7028 ONE YEAR OLD JOHN DEERE TRACTOR 34hp, 60" bucket, like new, low hours. $16,000. Call Michael 719-338-7028

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PALMER LAKE HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 2,600 sq. ft., 3 bd./ 3 ba., 2 car gar. In-floor radiant heat. 2 great rooms. Many more amenities. Owner will finance. $365,000 719-481-2513 (or rent to own) PALMER LAKE TOWNHOME RENTALS 3 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom Executive homes available. Fireplace, 2 car garage. Beautiful view. $950/mo. 719-481-3378 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR RENT No smoking. No pets. Shared utilities. Quiet and secluded. Must See! $800/mo 719-481-3458 2 BED/1 BATH APT IN RED ROCKS RANCH Shared. 1000 s/f remodeled apt. available in lovely Red Rocks Ranch home. Total privacy with great views, close to trails! Private entry if desired. Share kitchen, laundry only. Utilities,wireless internet and cable INCLUDED. Female professional preferred. Between Monument and Palmer Lake off Hwy 105. $400 dep. No pets or smoking. Available Nov 15. email: sculley@bigplanet.com or 719-237-8842

CASH BUYERS FOR HOUSES, LAND OR MINERAL RIGHTS Send description and price to: PO Box 100 Larkspur, CO 80118 THE MONUMENT BASEMENT GUY Local, personal and affordable will help you finish your basement, so your whole house is livable! More than 25 years of experience in construction and fine carpentry work. For a free consultation/estimate call 719 359 6855

Bowling is FUN! League bowlers needed to fill vacancies on existing teams. No prior league experience necessary. Openings on Wed, Thurs, Sat evenings. Call PINZ @ 487-7469

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• Items containing mercury (i.e., fluorescent lights, fever thermometers, thermostats and light switches) are processed in ultra-high temperature ovens that separate the mercury from the glass and metal. • 99.9% of the mercury is recaptured; the remaining glass and metal is recycled.

• Antifreeze is filtered, chemicals are added to restore it to comparable virgin antifreeze, and then it is re-sold. • Lead-Acid Batteries are smashed and placed in a vat where the lead and heavy materials sink to the bottom while the plastic floats. The plastic is Melted and used to manufacture new battery cases. The lead and heavy metals are melted and used to make new battery parts. This “closed loop” recycling diverts a lot of material from the waste stream. • Motor Oil is filtered and re-used as fuel in the asphalt paving business. • Oil Filters are separated into metal and paper: the metal is melted and re-used in making steel; the paper is used as an alternative fuel source at approved cement kilns.

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Clean and well maintained 2,562 sf home. 3 bedrooms on the main level including master bedroom w/ private bath. Great open living & dining areas w/ vaulted ceiling and gas fp. Fantastic tiered and landscaped back yard w/ patios. Finished basement w/ large rec rm. and additional bedroom & full bath for guests. Great location close to all! MLS #470296 $210,000

All Furniture, Antiques, Plasma TV’s Incl.

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

‘98 Parade of Homes Winner !

2001 Richmond, James Model !

5B, 5B, 3C, 3 Acres N. Blk Forest

5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car Gleneagle

$879,900 www.20175Wissler.com

$419,900 www.14432Tierra.com

Has Mother-in-Law Quarters !

1999 John Laing Home !

4B, 3B, 2C, 2.5 Acres Monument

4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2 Car Monument

$425,000 www.3545Sunstar.com

$259,000 www.17070Foxcross.com

Fantastic find in Palmer Lake! 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom / 1,505 sq ft Great rancher situated on a nice level lot with mountain views. Bright and open with vaulted ceilings, vinyl windows and a deck off the master bedroom. Fully fenced back yard and a covered front porch make this home one worth seeing MLS #423842 $199,900 (Rent for $1,300/mo.)

Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.

Seller Pays $2000 towards Buyer’s Closing Costs!

2003 Richmond, Aspen Model ! Condo in Southeast - Great Rental ! 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2 Car Gleneagle

Alberto 719-238-9974 adeltoro@twest.com

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Pk Spc Co. Spr.

$239,000 www.14185Albatross.com

Robyn Graham

Elaine 719-238-9973 edeltoro@c21holtrealty.com

$85,000 www.2322Lexington.com ABR, GRI, QSC, CLHMS

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