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“The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.” —Francis Bacon, Sr.
uperstitions have been around for centuries, first thought of as believing in magic or beliefs outside of Christianity. And in many cases, superstitions were part of religious practices. For instance, during the time of the plague in Europe, it became customary to say “God bless you” to anyone who sneezed in hopes that this would ward off spreading the plague. It was also common to cover the mouth with a handkerchief or a hand to stop the spread of the plague. However, some believed that covering the mouth would keep the soul intact, for if you sneezed into the air then your soul could escape and death would soon follow. Up until the time of the plague, the opposite held true in that sneezing into the air would expel evil.
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Do you throw salt over your left shoulder? It is believed that spilling salt is unlucky and causes arguments during the day. This may come from the belief that Judas spilled salt during the Last Supper. Tossing salt over your shoulder is thought to be like throwing salt into the eye of evil spirits who are waiting for an opportunity to strike. There are many superstitions involving both good luck and bad luck.
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Probably one of the most prominent superstitions is the number 13. Friday the 13th is unlucky and is rooted in both Scandinavian and Christian beliefs. Scandinavians thought that the 12 mythological demigods were joined by an evil 13th. And for Christians, the 13th guest at the Last Supper was the traitor Judas. In honor of the unlucky number 13, airplanes do not have a 13th aisle, more than 80 percent of high-rises do not have a 13th ﬂoor, hotel rooms and hospitals usually do not have a room number 13 and Italians do not have a number 13 in their lottery.
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More superstitions about bad luck: • Walking under a ladder • A black cat crosses your path • Breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck • Opening an umbrella indoors • Step on a crack, break your mother’s back
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SOME MISFORTUNE FOR THE CLUMSY • To drop a fork means a woman will visit • To drop a knife means a man will visit • To drop a spoon means a child will visit • To drop a dishcloth means bad luck is coming • Dropping an umbrella on the ﬂoor inside the house means a murder will happen • Dropping a pair of scissors means a lover is unfaithful • Dropping a comb while combing your hair means disappointment is coming
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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE One of the most recent types of superstition to occur is wishing on the time 11:11 or the date 11/11. Superstition has it that when a person looks at a clock that reads 11:11 and makes a wish, the wish will come true if you truly believe. Several theories on 11:11 have been conjured. Astrologers claim that times like 11:11 and 1:11 go hand in hand with epiphanies. Many people say they have experienced a revelation while looking at the clock at exactly 11:11, and do not even realize it. A couple spiritual theories have been based off of 11:11 as well. It is often believed that when you see the times of 11:11, 12:12, 12:34, 1:11 2:22, 3:33, 4:44, 5:55, or any repetition of numbers, an angel above has made you look at that time. Consequently, if you believe in angels, then you may make a wish and the wish will come true. Another spiritual theory says that looking at the clock and seeing 11:11 is an indication that you are in fact an “Earth Angel.” An Earth Angel is someone who has a mission to spread as much light as possible on Earth, almost a peacemaker. Parallel to the Angel theory, it is believed that the Angels are telling you that you are an Earth Angel when you see 11:11.
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Four good things happen when you make a promise whether to yourself or to someone else.
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First of all, you create an island of security in a sea of insecurity. When you make a promise you stretch yourself into a future circumstance that is well beyond your control with a declaration that you will control at least one thing – you will be there and you will keep your promise. Throughout our over 45 years of marriage my wife and I have been rich and poor, sick and healthy, and seen good times and bad.
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meeting I got up from the table, told them I would not do what they asked, and walked away from them forever. Because I kept my promise to myself to act honestly and with integrity I afﬁrmed my own personal freedom. It was liberating!
Through it all we have had the privilege of knowing that no matter what the struggle or triumph that we would be at each other’s side. Our mutual faithfulness continues to provide us the island of security we need to survive the storms of life.
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s you live your life you make many and various promises. The most signiﬁcant promises you make are to your mate to love, honor and cherish her/ him “’til death do us part.” Then, you promise your kids to take them ﬁshing. You promise your mate to do something speciﬁc. You promise your bank to make payments on a loan. You promise a client to deliver his Widgets by Wednesday. You enter into contracts (legal and binding promises) to further your business interests. You promise yourself to deal honestly and ethically with everyone you deal with.
Remember the Florida study that determined that the Medicare Web site isn’t easy to use? Unwieldy as the site is, I managed to ﬁnd a certain drug and identify 72 plans in my state that have the drug in their formulary. So far, so good, but I was told there is a way to compare costs at a pharmacy versus having the drug sent by mail, and I couldn’t ﬁnd it. I’ve decided there’s too much at stake here, so I’m going to use SHIPs -- State Health Insurance Assistance Programs -- for help in deciding about a new drug plan. To ﬁnd one in your area, go to the Medicare site and put “SHIP contact” in the search box. Or call Medicare at 1-800-633-4227. If you want to try it yourself online, go to the Medicare plan ﬁnder at www.medicare.gov/MPDPF. 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 email to email@example.com. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.
set about to create the greatest democracy the world has ever known. The promises you make and the commitments you keep help you to shape the future you desire.
What signiﬁcant promises do you need to make or to renew right now Third, you increase your own per- so you can create security for those sonal power. Your declarations, around you, afﬁrm your own peryour promises, your commitments sonal freedom, increase your own give you power that you might not personal power, and create your otherwise acquire. A wedding vow own future? is intended to give you power over temptations to wander or give up too soon. A promise that you’ll show up “Prepare for the Boom” is a series at your son’s soccer game gives you of columns that will appear over the power to complete your work early. next six months. A compilation of Promises are power-makers. the series will be made available toward the end of the series. To join Fourth, you take an active part in Dr. Ross’s e-mailing list please go creating your own future. When our to www.MileHighMotivator.com forefathers said in the Declaration and sign up. There is no charge. For of Independence, “We mutually feedback email: Dr.Ross@comcast. pledge to each other our lives, our net. fortunes and our sacred honor” they
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basement in February 1922, had an initial run of 1,500 copies. By the end of the 20th century, Reader’s Digest had the largest circulation of any publication in the world, with more than 17 million readers in dozens of countries and some 20 languages.
• On Nov. 16, 1849, a Russian court sentences author Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for alleged antigovernment activities. Instead, he received a last-minute reprieve and was sent to a Siberian labor camp, where he worked for four years. In 1866, Dostoevsky published “Crime and Punishment,” one of his most popular works. • On Nov. 11, 1852, the Saturday Evening Gazette publishes “The Rival Painters: A Story of Rome,” by Louisa May Alcott, who would later write the beloved children’s book “Little Women” (1868). • On Nov. 12, 1889, DeWitt Wallace, founder of Reader’s Digest, is born in St. Paul, Minn. The ﬁrst issue, printed in his
• On Nov. 14, 1996, pop star Michael Jackson marries his second wife, Deborah Rowe. The couple had two sons, Prince and Paris, before divorcing in 1999. Jackson’s ﬁrst wife was Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.
• On Nov. 13, 1949, Caryn Johnson, later known as Whoopi Goldberg, is born in New York City. She dropped out of high school during her freshman year, later citing a learning disability that teachers mistook for retardation. In 1985, she made her movie debut in “The Color Purple” and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
DIRTY WASH Not that we hang our laundry outdoors all that much but anymore, still there is a good lesson in this little story.........
• On Nov. 10, 1969, “Sesame Street,” a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. “Sesame Street” went on to become the most widely viewed children’s program in the world.
A young couple moved into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean,” she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”
• On Nov. 15, 1984, “Baby Fae,” a monthold infant who had received a baboon-heart
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments. About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: “Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?” The husband replied, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.” And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.
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ite Certiﬁed by DuPont offers you the beauty of natural stone, is carefully selected and comes backed with the DuPont limited warranty. The caveats: “Granite can cost in the hundreds of dollars per square foot, including installation. It is porous, so it must be treated with a sealant to resist stains; if not, stains can be very difﬁcult to remove.”
f you’re considering remodeling your kitchen and you want “to make the room both comfortable and practical,” “picking a durable and good-looking countertop” is a key ingredient. So said the Associated Press in a recent article titled “Countertops speak for the kitchen.”
• Solid surface countertops - Corian®, an acrylic solid surface made by DuPont, is the standard for style and can be customized to create unique and seamless surfaces, intricate inlays and trivets. It is nonporous and easy to clean, but may not stand up well to heat.
• Quartz - Gaining in coutertop popularity, quartz is a natural stone “Durability, ease of maintenance that is as sturdy as granite. Zodiaq® and appearance are important asby DuPont incorporates pure quartz pects to keep in mind when chooscrystal, making it exceptionally duing a countertop. And the nicer and rable and scratch resistant as well more expensive countertops ... can as beautiful. And because it is nonalso add value to your home.” Inporous, it does not require sealing. deed, countertops have an enormous impact on the look and feel of your • Butcher block wood - “Handy for kitchen. The many choices availchefs and their knives,” this mateable offer varying cost, weight, durial can be hard to keep clean. rability, upkeep and aesthetics. So which types of countertop materials • Ceramic tile - “Easy to clean and best ﬁll the bill? The right counterstands up well to heat,” ceramic top choice for your kitchen remodel tile’s downsides are that it “is unproject depends on what’s most even and can chip or crack.” important to you as a homeowner. Here are some of the most popular When deciding which countertop countertop options, with their pros surface is best for your kitchen reand cons outlined: model project, look for an online resource that provides kitchen re• Laminate - “Still the most affordmodeling ideas and links to top able countertop surface,” laminate manufacturers. Browse through its is easy to install, simple to maintain gallery showcase of kitchen counand comes in a wide range of color tertop selections before making a choices. DuPont™ Surfaces come ﬁnal decision. in hundreds of patterns and colors and can be custom cut and installed The ideas, inspiration, choice, asfor limitless design possibilities. sistance and advice, such a resource What’s more, the durable, seamaffords you can help ensure that less surface resists heat, stains and your kitchen remodel is the one of scratches. your dreams. • Granite - The National Association of Home Builders says that granite is fast becoming the most popular countertop material in new homes. Because it adds value to your home and can last a lifetime, granite is a good option for kitchen remodelers who can afford it. Gran-
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MOST EVERYONE USES TOO MUCH SALT DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Sodium, sodium, sodium! Medical people continually tell us to cut down on it. How much is too much? Many packaged meals contain 10 percent to 40 percent. What does that percentage mean? What are the limits you suggest? -- S.W. ANSWER: Most people use too much sodium (salt, sodium chloride). The upper limit on sodium isn’t my suggestion. It comes from a panel of experts, and often different panels come up with different limits. One group sets the upper daily limit at 2,400 mg of sodium. Another would like people to use less, somewhere in the range of 1,200 mg to 1,500 mg. The 2,400 mg amount is equal to one teaspoon of salt. That doesn’t mean you’re allowed to ﬁll up a teaspoon with salt and use that whole teaspoon on food throughout the day. It indicates total sodium intake. People get 77 percent of their total daily sodium from processed and restaurant foods, things like commercial soups, frozen foods and luncheon meats. Another 12 percent comes from the sodium found naturally in foods. Six percent comes from salt sprinkled at the table, and 5 percent from salt added during cooking. You can cut 11 percent of your sodium intake by eliminating the last two sources. For salt added during the processing of foods, you have to read labels. The percentage of sodium listed on labels indicates the percent of the recommended daily sodium intake found in a serving of that food.
The booklet on sodium and potassium discusses these minerals in detail. To obtain a copy, write to: Dr. Donohue -No. 202W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What can you tell me about an illness called Paget’s in the brain? A dear friend of mine was told she had it after she had a brain scan. I would like to know what to look for so I can help her without making it obvious and upsetting her. Will this kill her soon? -- Anon. ANSWER: I have to believe that your friend has Paget’s disease of the skull. Paget’s is a bone disease, and the bones most often affected are the pelvic bones, the backbones, the skull, the thigh bone and the lower leg bone. This illness affects 3 percent of those older than 40. It comes about from an acceleration of the normal daily breakdown and buildup of bones. The breakdown phase suddenly speeds up. That throws the buildup phase into high gear, and the new bone that results is misshapen and fragile. Quite often, the process occurs only in a limited section of one bone. When that’s the case, the illness doesn’t present a health threat. Paget’s disease of the skull can cause headaches, hearing disturbances or a malfunction of the nerves that come from the brain. The symptoms depend on what part of the skull is affected and the size of the affected area. Some have no symptoms.
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For people with symptoms, medicines used for osteoporosis are also used for Paget’s disease. Occasionally, surgery is necessary. I doubt if your friend’s lifespan will be shortened. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.
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Black or green, tea is brimming with heart-healthy beneﬁts. Compounds in green and black teas have a healthful impact on several markers of heart disease risk, but debate continues as to which kind of tea is healthiest. Recent research suggests it may be a dead heat. In a study, green and black tea appeared equally protective against fatty arterial plaque buildup.
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TOO STRONG ON THE IRON? Are your fortiﬁed foods overloading you with iron? Read the labels and take note. A small percentage of American adults with already high iron stores may need to be especially careful not to overdo it with iron in their diets. The combination of high iron stores and excessive iron intake may increase cancer risk, research suggests. Limit yourself to 18 milligrams per day and read labels to stay on target.
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ave you ever tried taking a brisk walk, jump roping, bicycling, swimming, or running to curb your appetite? Some studies suggest that aerobic exercise before meals can help you control your appetite and eat less. This is possibly due to an increase in body temperature and a change in hormone levels. Also, regular exercise can reduce the appetite. This is due in part by modifying the insulin response to
reduce an upward spike in insulin levels that is associated with increased appetite. This helps control blood sugar levels, which helps keep you in a steady state associated with fullness. For long term exercise programs, however, appetite may remain unchanged or slightly increase. But at this level of activity, you’re probably not eating enough fat and calories to make up for the fat and calories you’re burning off! So if that high-fiber snack or glass of water didn’t get rid of the munchies, try an exercise activity to help you control your hunger!
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Turns out, the system of our body responsible for expressing this inborn intelligence (chiropractic calls it “Innate Intelligence”) of our body is the nervous system— the focus of your chiropractic care. Keep in mind, health is our normal, natural state. That’s why I constantly suggest preventive You may have noticed this hapand wellness visits. pening in your closet, your lawn and even your car. With time your closet gets cluttered, your lawn becomes infested with weeds and The information in this article is parts of your car wear out. With provided solely for educational neglect, this happens to our bodpurposes and not as medical adies as well. vice. Please consult a medical or health professional if you have Various forces, such as gravity, questions about your health. No poor diet, lack of adequate rest liability is accepted should you and exercise, negative attitudes decide to self-treat or self-preand countless other stresses, scribe. cause our bodies to break down. Fortunately, you and I have an internal force that constantly atTo set up an appointment tempts to counteract these outcall Dr. Christy at side forces. Our ability to heal is 719 • 488 • 8789 related to this internal force.
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10 WAYS TO AVOID HOLIDAY ARGUMENTS 4. Identify the Real Issue: Is the issue that your brother isn’t hosting the holiday dinner, or that he doesn’t visit your mother in her retirement home?
woman threw a cookbook at her sister-in-law and screamed, “Maybe now you can cook a holiday dinner for us sometime.” “People become stressed during the holidays, so they’re more likely to be bothered or blow up at another person’s behavior,” says business etiquette expert Barbara Pachter. “Plus, we tend to have the same conﬂicts year after year that don’t get resolved.” Pachter, author of “The Power of Positive Confrontation,” suggests using her 10 “polite and powerful” suggestions for handling holiday conﬂict: 1. Accept What You Can and Can’t Inﬂuence: If your father has remarried, he will bring his wife to the New Year’s brunch. 2. Ask Yourself, “Does It Really Matter?”: If you see your uncle only once a year, can you tolerate his behavior? 3. Learn to Confront Positively: If you have avoided confrontation or have confronted aggressively in the past, don’t feel bad about yourself. Most people were never taught how to be “polite and powerful.” Make it your New Year’s resolution to learn how to confront in a more positive fashion.
5. Prepare What You Will Say: Practice saying the words out loud. Listen to how they sound. Be polite, not harsh. Don’t attack the other person with statements such as “You’re selfish” or “You’re such a cheap-skate.” These types of accusations are counterproductive and can lead to more conﬂict. 6. Be Clear About What You Want From the Person: If you would like your sister-in-law to contribute to the holiday dinner, be speciﬁc. “Joan, will you bring a vegetable dish on Sunday?” 7. Confront in Private: If others hear the conversation, it can be embarrassing to the other person. 8. Provide Enough Information: If you want your mother to limit the number of computer games she gives your son, tell her why. When you tell others the reason for your request, it may inﬂuence their behavior. 9. Listen to the Other Person’s Response: He or she may offer an alternative or provide an explanation for the behavior. Your sister may not be planning to ﬂy home for the holidays because of ﬁnancial difﬁculties she is too embarrassed to discuss. 10. And If You Don’t Get What You Want, Can You Live With the Behavior? Is it worth ending the relationship? Do the beneﬁts of the relationship outweigh its drawbacks?
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Add eggs, one at a time, to the margarine and sugar, Yields 1 cake beating well. Fold the dry his is a perfect recipe ingredients into the egg mixture for a pre-teen to do and add the milk. Pour the cake batter into a well-greased bundt themselves. pan. Bake for one hour. Remove 1 cup chopped pecans from tube pan when cool. 1 (8 ounce) bag coconut 14 ounces vanilla wafers Slice and serve topped with 1 cup margarine whipped cream or vanilla ice 2 cups sugar cream and caramel sauce. 6 eggs 1/2 cup milk
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1. Mix gelatin and cold water together then add hot coffee. 2. Add sugar and salt and cool until slightly ﬁrm. 3. Whip cream and vanilla until stiff 4. Whip gelatin mixture until soft. 5. Fold in whip cream, pour into molds and chill.
hen I made this for the ﬁrst time I let the coffee mixture get too ﬁrm so it was lumpy in the whip cream which gave it some texture. The 2nd time I made this I didn’t let the coffee set hardly
at all and didn’t whip the whipping cream until stiff so it was more like a cappuccino jello thing. When I made the coffee for this I made it very, very strong the day before so it was chilled. Because of that, I added the gelatin to the coffee and then heated it in the microwave just enough to dissolve the gelatin and sugar. I left out the cold water. To garnish this you could top it with a little shaved chocolate and/or some cinnamon, some chopped nuts, or some fresh berries. You could also add in your favorite ﬂavored coffee syrup or liquor to the coffee before chilling it. I chilled these in little soufﬂé cups but you could use any type of mold and turn it out on to a nice plate. I also have some little individual molds that I got handed down from one of my great grandmothers that would have worked well too. You could also just make it in a bowl and serve from that too if you wanted to be very casual.
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eep color, medium to full body, high alcohol. and low tannin are the characteristics of wines made from the Merlot grape [mur-LO]. Merlot is the red-wine success of the 1990s. In California and around the world, its popularity has soared along with its acreage, and it seems wine lovers can’t drink enough of it. It dominates Bordeaux (its home), except for the Médoc and Graves. The aromas and ﬂavors can be plumy or sometimes chocolatey. For many people Merlot is much easier to like than Cabernet Sauvignon because it’s less tannic. Some winemakers, however, feel that Merlot isn’t satisfactory in its own right, and thus often blend it with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, or both. Very versatile with almost all foods.
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ertain foods remind me of fall. A tray of beautiful red cabbages with a hint of purple and blue on their rufﬂed leaves resembles a bouquet of ﬂowers. Raw red cabbage is a ﬂavorful addition to salads, or it can be slow-cooked to sweet perfection as a side dish. One of my favorite recipes for red cabbage is in award-winning cooking instructor Rick Rodgers’s newest cookbook, “Autumn Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy With Family and Friends” (Morrow Cookbooks). From cabbage, squash and root vegetables to cranberries, apples and hearty, savory dishes, Rodgers shares uncomplicated recipes that are perfect for a cozy, comforting meal or a holiday feast. This week’s recipe, which features red cabbage, sausages and apples, is a classic example of German cooking and celebrates the bounty of the season. Rodger says that he “learned early in my cooking life not to try and rush the cabbage, as it needs plenty of time to soften into the melting mass of sweet and sour ingredients that makes it so unique, and becomes the perfect place to cook your favorite sausages.” The apples and apple juice enhances the sweetness of the cabbage, and the vinegar preserves the color of the cabbage. The ﬂavors of the dish intensify the next day, so if possible, prepare the cabbage ahead of time. Nestle the sausages in the pot, let them cook while the cabbage is re-heating, and enjoy the ﬂavors of fall! OKTOBERFEST SAUSAGES WITH RED CABBAGE 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 6 slices thick-sliced bacon, coarsely chopped
1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch thick wedges 1 (2 1/2-pound) head red cabbage, cut into wedges, core removed and thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups apple juice 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 bay leaf Salt and freshly ground black pepper 12 assorted sausages, such as bratwurst, Weisswurst, hot links and knockwurst, pricked with a fork 1. To make the red cabbage and apples, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a very large Dutch oven or ﬂameproof casserole over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp and browned, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain, leaving the fat in the pan. 2. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the Dutch oven and heat until hot but not smoking. Add the apples and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the cabbage, apple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, thyme and bay leaf, and stir well to coat the cabbage with the liquid. (The vinegar helps the cabbage hold its color.) Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 3. Bury the sausages in the cabbage and cover. Cook until they are heated through, about 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cabbage and sausages to a large serving bowl, removing the bay leaf, and tent with aluminum foil. Bring the cooking liquid in the pot to a boil over high heat and cook, stirring often, until reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Pour over the cabbage and sausages and serve hot. Makes 6 servings. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, a culinary historian and the author of ﬁve cookbooks. Her latest cookbook, “The New AfricanAmerican Kitchen,” is in bookstores now. She’s known as The Kitchen Diva and is the executive producer and host of the “The Kitchen Diva!” -- a television cooking show. Visit her Web site at www.divapro.com.
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HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AND PETS: BE AWARE! Article submitted by Jeff Martin All Critters…Pet Sitters
he holidays are joyous times that bring special cards, gifts decorated with ribbons, tinsel or yarn, and wonderful decorations such as Christmas trees and poinsettias. Unfortunately, animals appreciate these items too; and many of them can cause serious damage. Here is a list of things to be aware of during the holiday season.
CHRISTMAS TREES • Anchor trees securely. Climbing pets with wagging tails can knock over your tree. • Hang breakable ornaments well out of reach. The small glass and metal fastenings can be stepped on or swallowed by your pet. • Keep tinsel, ribbons and garland out of pets’ reach, especially cats that are intrigued by them. These can become lodged in their intestines, cause obstructions and lead to surgery or death. • Clean up pine needles frequently. They can be toxic when eaten by your pet. • Prevent your pet from drinking water in the tree stand if you have added preservative chemicals. These can be poisonous to pets. Also, stagnant water can contain bacteria, which may lead to vomiting and diarrhea if ingested.
HOLIDAY HOUSE PLANTS Although they add a warm touch, many plants can harm your pets. • Lilies can be deadly to cats, with
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some types causing kidney failure. • Poinsettias, although not as toxic as people think, can upset your pet’s digestive system. • Mistletoe, especially the berries, is highly toxic, can cause stomach upset or even potentially fatal heart problems. • Holly can cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and lethargy. • Certain types of ivy, such as English ivy, can cause severe harm. • Amaryllis can cause vomiting and diarrhea. • Hibiscus can cause diarrhea.
LIGHTS, CANDLES AND FRAGRANCE • Keep lights and extension cords safely secured/covered to deter chewing, which can lead to electric shock or electrocution. Better yet, invest in petproof extension cords, or spray with products such as Bitter Apple or Chew Stop. • Fragrant candles can entice pets, creating a ﬁre hazard if knocked over by an exuberant pet; and the fumes can be harmful to birds. • Exposure to liquid potpourri, popular during the holidays, can be very dangerous, potentially causing skin or damage, illness or death to your pet. So, enjoy all the wonderful things that make the holidays special, just remember to keep your pets in mind and take precautionary measures when adding all the festive touches to your home.
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lease let me introduce Lady. Lady is a female Catahoula Leopard. She is a wonderful girl. Lady is great with people and children and with other dogs and animals. She is up to date on her shots except for rabies. The Catahoula Leopard is known for being a wonderful ranch and cattle dog and would make a great companion for someone with a lot of land to run on. If you are interested in adopting Lady into your heart and home please contact SAINT Animal Rescue located in Calhan at 5413099..you might need to use the 719 area code. It is always a challenge when adopting a new pet. SAINT Animal
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Remember also that owners (and those who will have dogs coming over to visit) should put away any objects they don’t want chewed. Shoes, children’s toys, plants, newspapers -- you name it -- should be placed in a room or closet that can’t be accessed A dog will chew on anything that by the dog. A ﬂoor clear of evlooks chewable -- as many a dog erything but a few strategically owner has ruefully discovered af- placed chew toys is ideal. ter ﬁnding a favorite pair of shoes in shreds. So keeping many safe Send your tips, questions and comchew toys within the dog’s reach, ments to Paws Corner, c/o King and featuring chew toys and tug Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box ropes (thick, braided short ropes 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, you can hang onto while the dog or e-mail them to pawscorner@hotpulls at the other end) during mail.com. play and training will help ease (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.
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ax laws change all the time — and these changes can have a big impact on your investments. But if you have some inkling of these changes in advance, you may be able to make decisions that can help you stay on track toward achieving your ﬁnancial goals. Such is the case with dividend-paying stocks. Until a few years ago, dividends were taxed at your personal income tax rate. But changes in tax laws resulted in a 15 percent tax rate on dividends for most people. This rate was set to expire in 2008, but it has been extended until the end of 2010. At that point, dividends will again be taxed at your individual tax rate, which currently could be as high as 35%. Of course, things can change. As an alternative to taxing dividends at an individual’s income tax rate, lawmakers could decide to impose a higher ﬁxed rate than the current 15 percent. At this point — and maybe at any point — no one can predict these things. Nonetheless, as you prepare your investment strategy, you may want to factor in the possibility that, in the near future, dividends will be taxed at a higher rate than they are now. If this happens, should you still consider adding dividend-paying stocks to your portfolio? To answer that question, you’ll want to assess the beneﬁts that dividendpaying stocks may offer, regardless of how they are taxed. Here are a few of them: Potential for rising income — Some stocks have paid — and increased — dividends for many years. So, if you’re looking for a possible source of rising income that can help you combat the effects of inﬂation, you might want to consider these types
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he Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation recently increased insurance coverage on bank accounts to $250,000. Until the increase, accounts were covered up to $100,000, except for retirement savings, which have been covered to $250,000 since 2006. The increase, however, is temporary. The new increased coverage will run through Dec. 31, 2009, at which time the coverage will be reduced to the previous $100,000 amount. The new insurance coverage is as follows: • Single owner account: $250,000 • Joint account $250,000: per co-owner • Trust Accounts $250,000: per owner per beneﬁciary These amounts apply to the total amount that is deposited in a bank. For example, if you have both checking and sav-
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ings at one bank, those amounts would be added together subject to the $250,000 cap. If you’re concerned about the safety of your present bank, consider spreading your money between multiple banks and account types, or investigate credit unions as an option to traditional banks. Credit unions aren’t in business for proﬁts, and most of them have been less likely to make the risky sub-prime housing loans that have been the downfall of banks across the country. Shareholders are the members, and having a credit-union account is a good way to get started in the credit world should you need a loan. To keep credit unions on equal footing with banks, they have been included in the increased insurance coverage legislation. Credit unions aren’t covered by the FDIC. Instead they are chartered by the National Credit Union Administration and covered by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. No money has ever been lost in a credit-union failure because of the insurance. Keep an eye on the FDIC Web site [www.fdic.gov] for press releases and the Consumers and Communities section for up-to-date information. Click on Industry Analysis and Bank Data and Statistics to check on a speciﬁc bank. You’ll also be able to research comparisons between banks and individual bank ratings reports. The Failed Banks link will provide speciﬁc information about where accounts of failed banks have been transferred. You can link from the FDIC site or go directly to www. myfdicinsurance.gov to see how much of your bank account balances are covered by the new legislation. 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 328536475, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
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If the parties are not in total agreement, the Court will require the parties to mediate their dispute before the Court will hold a trial to settle any differences. Mediation is a process where a trained third party attempts to help the parties to settle their differences. It is a voluntary process. The mediator does not make decisions for the parties. The parties make their own decisions.
Most cases are resolved by the parties. Whatever the parties cannot agree on, the Court will decide at the trial (the ﬁnal orders hearing). The ﬁnal hearing is held by the Court without a jury. How© Christopher C. Meyer, August, 2006 ever, all the rules of court regarding trials apply his article continues the overview of a (rules of evidence, etc.). typical divorce case. The case has been ﬁled, and the respondent has been served Before the Court will issue the ﬁnal orders, the with the summons and a copy of the petition. A parties must have ﬁled ﬁnancial afﬁdavits and a response to the petition has been ﬁled, and an ini- certiﬁcate stating that the parties have provided mandatory disclosure of their ﬁnances. If chiltial status conference has been held. dren are involved, the parties must have attended The parties have 40 days after the ﬁling of the the parenting class and provided the court with a petition to prepare and exchange ﬁnancial infor- proposed parenting plan. mation such as ﬁnancial afﬁdavits, pay stubs, and tax returns. The procedure you must follow to get a divorce The parties may request a temporary orders hear- is the same as other law. You must remember ing. Temporary orders may be necessary if the that: you may not understand the law; you may parties cannot agree on how to handle matters not like it; and you may not think its fair; but it’s pending the resolution (ﬁnal orders) of the case. the law! The court may require the parties to try to settle their temporary differences before it will grant a Chris Meyer is an attorney practicing family law temporary orders hearing. Most cases do not re- in Monument. Chris’ law practice is limited to domestic relations cases. Chris has been practicquire a temporary orders hearing. ing law since 1977. He is a former prosecutor If the parties are in total agreement on all matters, and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Florthe case can now proceed to ﬁnal orders. Howev- ida, California and Wisconsin. Chris can be coner, the Court must wait 90 days from the ﬁling of tacted at 719-488-9395. Chris’s website (www. the petition and service on the respondent before cmeyerlaw.com) has additional divorce and family law information. it can issue ﬁnal orders.
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1. U.S. GOVERNMENT: Seat belts were required to be added to cars as standard equipment in what year? 2. HISTORY: The ancient Inca empire was centered in which South American country? 3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of creature is a newt? 4. RELIGION: In what year was the original Nicene Creed adopted? 5. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin phrase “sine qua non” mean? 6. GEOGRAPHY: In which U.S. state is the Acadia National Park located? 7. THEATER: Who also is known as “The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”? 8. MOVIES: What was the name of the town in the vampire movie “The Lost Boys”? 9. TELEVISION: What was the name of Phyllis Lindstrom’s husband in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”? 10. LITERATURE: The character of Isabel Archer appears in which Henry James novel?
1. Name the last World Series sweep before 2007 that featured victories by four different starting pitchers. 2. Who holds the record for most victories as a Texas Rangers manager? 3. In 2007, Houston’s Kris Brown became the third NFL kicker to hit three 50-yard-plus field goals in a game. Name either of the first two to do it. 4. What was the highest point total Pete Maravich had in a single game for LSU during his college career? 5. How many times did Detroit Red Wings center Steve Yzerman lead the NHL in goals for a season during his 22-year career? 6. Who was the last high-school wrestler before Jake Deitchler in 2008 to make the U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling squad? 7. Golfer Lee Westwood was unbeaten in a record 12 consecutive Ryder Cup matches before losing in 2008. Whose record did he tie?
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1. What was the original name of the band that eventually became Sugar Ray? 2. How did the band ABBA get its name? 3. Name the 1956 Elvis Presley 45 rpm record that had No. 1 hits on both sides. 4. Name The Tokens’ 1961 hit. 5. What were the first names of the Brothers Gibb? 6. Dan Fogelberg wrote “Leader of the Band” as a tribute to whom? (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.
In order to keep everyone honest, we have moved the answers and solutions to the trivia and puzzles to the next page (21). For those of you who have indeed peeked in the past.... SHAME ON YOU!
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New DVD Releases for Week of Nov. 10, 2008 PICK OF THE WEEK “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” -- Ron Perlman returns as the demon-spawn Hellboy, a creature who leads a team of heroes who secretly ﬁght “the things that go bump in the night.” There are a couple versions of this awesome comic-book blockbuster: The
The three-disc set has everything in the single-disc edition, plus a digital copy of the ﬁlm (for portable devices), a two-hour documentary on the making of the ﬁlm, DVD-ROM features and many more making-of featurettes. There also will be a limited edition three-disc set that will include a book, poster and Golden Army warrior ﬁgurine. Guess what just made my Amazon wish list? KIDS & FAMILY “Kung-Fu Panda” -- This is one of my favorite animated ﬁlms of the year. Jack Black, David Cross, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie and other A-listers lend their vocal
talents to this story of a hapless, out-ofshape, dumpling-loving panda who dreams of becoming a member of The Furious Five, a crack unit of martial-arts heroes -- and much to his chagrin, gets what he wishes for.
level. And for some reason, George Lucas demanded that Jabba the Hutt have a Gay Relative who lisps his lines like Truman Capote on Xanax. Seriously, if you need a Star Wars ﬁx and don’t already own the two-volume Tartakovsky series, grab those instead of this pile of Bantha poo.
DOG OF THE WEEK “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” -- No, this isn’t Episode II; nor is it the outstanding 2003 animated series by Genndy Tartakovsky. This is the groan-inducing 2008 CGI’d mess that was released to theaters in advance of the equally awful television series. In this movie, Anakin Skywalker takes on a girl apprentice and they are supposed to rescue Jabba the Hutt’s kidnapped child. The animation is so horrible, you’ll think you were watching a cut scene from an old Nintendo NES video game. The dialogue and plotting are on a less-than-12-year-old
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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Jan. 1, 1968 2. Peru 3. Salamander 4. 325 A.D. 5. Essential 6. Maine 7. “Sweeney Todd” 8. Santa Carla, Calif. 9. Lars 10. “The Portrait of a Lady”
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Decisions involving your ﬁnances might seem to be foolproof. But they could have underlying risks you should know about. Don’t act on anything until all the facts are in. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re attracted to a situation that appeals to your Bovine intellect. And that’s good. But don’t neglect your passionate side when romance comes calling later in the week.
SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. The 1927 New York Yankees. 2. Bobby Valentine, with 581 victories (198592). 3. Morten Andersen (1995) and Neil Rackers (2004). 4. He had 69 points versus Alabama in 1970. 5. Never, despite a career high of 65 goals in 1988-89. 6. Mike Farina in 1976. 7. Arnold Palmer (1965-71).
FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. The Shrinky Dinx, originally formed in California in 1992, had to change the name of the band after threat of a lawsuit by the toymaker who created Shrinky Dinks. 2. The letters are the first initials of the four band members: Anni-Frid, Bjšrn, Benny, Agnetha. 3. Both “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” stayed at No. 1 for 11 weeks. 4. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” hit No. 1 on the charts in December 1961 and stayed there for three weeks. 5. The Brothers Gibb, also known as the Bee Gees, were Maurice, Barry and Robin. Maurice died in 2003 and the remaining brothers stopped performing as the Bee Gees. 6. His father, a high-school band teacher.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A recent development enhances that special relationship. Spending more time together also helps make the bonding process stronger. Expect news about a possible career change.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Feeling alone in a crowd during the early part of the week is an unsettling emotion. But your spirits soon perk up, putting you into the right mood to start making holiday plans. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A pesky problem should be dealt with immediately so you can put your time and effort into something more important. Someone from your past could have signiﬁcant news for you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) High-energy aspects dominate, both on the job and at home. Use this time to put some long-range plans into operation. Things level off later in the week. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Even the usually gregarious Goat might feel overwhelmed by a ﬂurry of activities. Be patient. Things soon return to your normal social routine.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A suspicious situation should be dealt with before it leads to serious problems. Get all the facts needed to resolve it. Then refocus your energies on those tasks that need your attention.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Career choices that seem too confusing to deal with at this point probably are. More information would help uncomplicate them. On the personal side, a friend might need your advice.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Try to be more open-minded in working toward a resolution of that standoff between yourself and a colleague or family member. A little ﬂexibility now could work to your advantage later.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your Piscean imagination is stimulated by possibilities you see in a new opportunity. But keep those ideas to yourself until you feel ready to translate them into a workable format.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might feel a bit threatened by a proposed workplace change. The best way to deal with it is to ask questions. You’ll ﬁnd that those involved will be happy to provide you with the facts.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have an ingratiating way of helping people deal with their fears. Have you considered a career in social work or with the clergy?
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PINZ Bowling Center is looking for a front-desk manager and a porter. Applicants should be over 18 years of age, have a high-school diploma, possess excellent customer service skills and be able & willing to perform a variety of tasks. Both positions are for night (5 pm to midnight or 2 AM) and weekend shifts. It is preferred that front-desk manager applicants have some prior experience in a retail or restaurant management environment. Please come to PINZ to fill out an application: 855 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO.
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
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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
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ONE YEAR OLD JOHN DEERE TRACTOR 34hp, 60" bucket, like new, low hours. $16,000. Call Michael 719-338-7028
On 12 acres, 1 mile south west of Monument City Limits. Barn with power, water and locking tack room. Easy access to National Forest trails. Feeding twice daily in winter, once daily in summer. Winter $300/mo, Summer $200/ mo. Call Rick: 481-6660
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League bowlers needed to fill vacancies on existing teams. No prior league experience necessary. Openings on Wed, Thurs, Sat evenings. Call PINZ @ 487-7469
FOR RENT: 2 SPACIOUS RENTALS!! MONUMENT Two year old townhome available furnished or unfurnished. 4 bedrooms/4 baths/1 car garage. 1860 sf. Fireplace, views, A/C. Furnished: $1500/mo Unfurnished: $1250.00 Minimum 9 month lease. Pets considered.
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2. There are also numerous web sites to comparison shop to ﬁnd a lower rate. Prices for identical coverage can vary greatly. Just be sure to read your policy and pay special attention to the exclusions. 3. Ask your Insurance Company or Agent if you are eligible for any discounts. Many companies provide a discount if you install a smoke detector or burglar alarm system. Some companies will discount as much as 15% to 20% if you install a sprinkler system and a ﬁre and burglar alarm that notiﬁes police, ﬁre or other monitoring stations. 4. Raise Your Deductible! Most insurance companies recommend a deductible of at least $500. If you can afford to raise your deductible to $1,000, you may save as much as 25%. 5. Buy Your Home And Auto Policies From One Insurer. Some companies will take 5% to 15% off your premium if you buy two or more policies. 6. Make Your Home More Disaster Proof. See what steps you can take to make your home more resistant to natural disasters.
7. See If You Can Get Group Coverage. Professional, alumni and busiAs you look over your home insur- ness groups often work out an inance papers, look for language re- surance package with an insurance lating to “guaranteed replacement.” company, which includes a discount In recent years, some carriers have for association members. redeﬁned or eliminated this provision, which used to ensure that if 8. Stay With One Insurer. If you’ve your home was destroyed, it would kept your coverage with a company be rebuilt. Some companies have for several years, you may receive capped payouts to a percentage of a special discount for being a longterm policyholder. your policy’s face value.
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9. Review The Limits In Your Policy And The Value Of Your Possessions At Least Once a Year.
To get an estimate of how much it would cost to replace your home, you might want to check out the free calculator at www.buildingcost.net .
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