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The father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud began to study dreams as a way to understand personality. He believed that every thought and action was motivated by our unconscious minds. Fred described the mind as containing three Egyptians who had very vivid dreams were parts: 1) the id, which is the childlike part of us thought to be blessed and those who could in- that acts only on urges and desires; 2) the ego, terpret dreams, usually priests, were thought to which is the holder of our moral conscience; and have had the gift of interpretation bestowed upon 3) the superego, which is the great enforcer and keeps the id in check. Freud believed that dreams them by God. were the id’s opportunity to be free and express

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By the early 19th century, not much attention was paid to dreams as it was thought that they During the Greek and Roman ages, dreams were came from some type of anxiety with no meana very significant part of life. People looked to ing behind them. their dreams to predict the future or to provide solutions to problems. Dreams were mostly thought of in a religious context as messages from ancestors or the gods.

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might be a sign of anxiety, insecurity or feeling overwhelmed with either personal or work situations in your life. If you can’t hang on to something, then maybe you aren’t keeping up with things you think need to be done. Falling dreams may also signify insecurity and a fear of failing. mental schemas during the sleep process, and re- Flying dreams can be both positive and negatain only those that are adaptable while discard- tive. On the positive side, if you dream about flyitself, and the job of the superego was to keep the ing those that are maladaptive. ing you may really feel in control, on top of the id from remembering the more disturbing parts world and that you are unbeatable. It’s simply • Ernest L. Hartmann, M.D. believes dreaming empowering. However, if you have difficulties of dreams. is likened to a psychotherapeutic experience in with obstacles while flying, then you may have There have been many theories beyond Freud’s, that it allows the dreamer to make connections someone or something in your real life that is but according to a study recently published in about stressful and traumatic experiences in a inhibiting your success. If you feel fearful of the the Journal of Personality and Social Psychol- “safe place.” flying experience, then you may lack self-confiogy, people tend to agree with Freud in that their dence. dreams reveal hidden truths. The study also found • Through dreams we create new ideas that come that many people will make decisions based on from random thought mutations, although some Taking an exam suggests that you are not preinformation from dreams because they feel that are discarded by the mind as useless. pared for some challenge or are feeling anxious their dreams give them insight. about meeting the expectations of others. Test• Dreams may lower stress levels and regulate taking dreams can be about breaking your pencil mood. during an exam, forgetting to study or not being able to finish. We Just Dream!... Continued from Page 2

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Are you being chased? This is another common anxiety dream when you are trying to hide or run There are many theories surrounding the funcfrom something or someone that wants to hurt tion of dreams: you. Rather than confront the situation, you are There are many people who make a living out of running. If you want to delve deeper, depending • A clean up like a computer “defrag” that re- analyzing dreams. If interested in dream analy- on how much distance is between you and your sis, the first step is to write down as much of your ‘attacker,’ this could signify how close you are to moves junk from the brain. dream content as possible and as quickly as pos- this issue or whether it is becoming part of the • The fantasy involved in dreams satisfies the re- sible. We forget 50 percent of our dreams within distant past. five minutes of waking and 90 percent within 10 pressed parts of the mind. minutes. Yikes – where are my clothes? If you find your• Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist, believed that self naked and feeling horrified about it in your dreaming is an interaction between the conscious Interested in analyzing your own dreams? Here dreams, it might mean that you are feeling vuland the subconscious mind and may balance or are some common dream themes and possible nerable and defenseless…or you are afraid of meanings. In most cases there are multiple po- making a fool of yourself. Now, if you love feelcompensate for our attitudes while awake. tential meanings. ing naked in your dreams, then you’ve got noth• Richard Coutts uses the term ‘emotional selection’ to describe the process by which we test If you find yourself falling in your dreams, it We Just Dream!... Continued on Page 4

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Another fun feature GTC has are our toy boxes. GTC toy boxes are GTC rents pre arrange packages, customized to the specific age and custom packages or individual items gender of your child. It is exciting as required. We rent them for a day, to explore Granny’s Toy Boxes a long weekend, a week or a month. when you are visiting a new place. Our equipment and toys are cleaned and sanitized before every delivery. If interested please contact us at GTC can also deliver, pick up and www.grannystravlingcloset.com or 1-877-466-2656 or 719-466-2656. set up if requested.

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• On March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar, the “dictator for life” of the Roman Empire, is murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompey’s Theatre. The conspiracy against Caesar encompassed as many as 60 noblemen, including Caesar’s own protege, Marcus Brutus. • On March 13, 1781, English astronomer William Hershel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun. Herschel’s discovery was the first to be made by use of a telescope, which allowed Herschel to distinguish Uranus as a planet, not a star, as previous astronomers believed.

• On March 12, 1933, eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address, or “fireside chat,” broadcast directly from the White House. Roosevelt went on to deliver 30 more of these broadcasts between March 1933 and June 1944.

licize particularly dangerous fugitives. The creation of the program arose out of a wire-service news story in 1949 about the “toughest guys” the FBI wanted to capture. • On March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the assassination of civilrights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and is sentenced to 99 years in prison. During the 1990s, King’s widow and children spoke publicly in support of Ray and speculated

• On March 9, 1945, U.S. warplanes launch a new bombing offensive against Japan, dropping 2,000 tons of incendiary bombs on Tokyo and igniting the worst single firestorm in recorded history. Almost 16 square miles were incinerated, and between 80,000 and 130,000 Japanese civilians were killed.

about an assassination conspiracy involving the U.S. government and military. • On March 11, 1997, Paul McCartney, a former member of The Beatles, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his “services to music.” The 54-year-old lad from Liverpool became Sir Paul in a centuries-old ceremony of pomp and solemnity at Buckingham Palace in central London. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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eople who support you during your Diet Center Weight Loss program can contribute to your success by being more than just someone to turn to for encouragement. They can be someone to “report” to. Reporting to a Diet Center Counselor or friend can help you stay on track in several ways. One reason is that most people try harder to succeed when they do not want to disappoint someone else besides themselves. People you report to can also help you stay focused on small, achievable goals that contrib-

HOW TO WIGGLE OUT OF THE MUD

By Dr. Ron Ross

PREPARE FOR THE BOOM:

STRENGTHEN YOUR SELF CONTROL

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eing out of control is exhilarating in the moment. Your blood pressure rises, your adrenaline rushes, your muscles tighten and words of anger and frustration come gushing out of your mouth. But the moment after the rush is over embarrassment sets in. You realize you looked like a monster, sounded like a tyrant, and acted like an idiot. You are ashamed of yourself. Lack of self-control takes its toll in other ways as well. Have you noticed that it is always easier to do something that is fun or exciting or mind-numbing rather than something that requires focus, thought, effort, time and worst of all, sacrifice? The fact is it’s much easier to eat too much or drink too much or spend too much or watch too much TV than it is to take control and make the head rule the heart. You are tested in this area every single day – even hour by hour. Your kids test you, your mate says just the wrong thing, your co-worker is snippy, your client is stubborn, the traffic is slow, the weather is nasty, the car needs fixed, the rent is due, and on and on the frustrations of life work at you until you finally ___________ (fill in the

ute to bigger goals. They may also see problem areas that you might have overlooked. There is an important aspect of having someone to report that should not be forgotten - that you maintain regular contact! Checking in often will help you build a good support relationship and give you more opportunities to keep moving forward. Reporting to someone will help strengthen your commitment to reach your weight loss goals. blank). Yet it need not be that way. One of the distinguishing characteristics humans have is the ability to engage our higher cognitive functions, our self-control, to resist temptations, delay gratification, choose appropriate responses, and forbear vindictiveness. So why is self-control so difficult? Because it’s much easier to let go, to yield to temptation, to pop a cork and respond from the gut than it is to manage your behavior with your mind. If you’re like me you need to strengthen your self-control. You need to give up the adrenaline rush for calm and exchange the high blood pressure for composure. When you live life in control you seldom have to deal with the sticky problems of your own making; you are no longer your own worst enemy. You’ll have no more embarrassing moments; you’ll shout no more hurtful words; you’ll no longer have to make those uncomfortable apologies. But how? Declare yourself a person who has self-control then act on it. Self-control begins in the mind. You must affirm you have it then you can start to use it. Next, begin putting a greater pause between the stimulus and your response. A millisecond pause can give your mind authority over your emotions and put you in control and save you from another embarrassing outburst. The first century Roman philosopher and statesman Seneca nailed it when he said, “Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.” “Prepare for the Boom” is a series of columns that will appear over the next several months. A compilation of the series will be made available toward the end of the series. To join Dr. Ross’s e-mailing list please go to www. MileHighMotivator.com and sign up. There is no charge. For feedback email: Dr.Ross@comcast.net.

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ne of the most common health complaints these days is allergies. So common, many people don’t even recognize the many ways our bodies alert us to allergic reactions. Some of the common signs include: • • • • • • • • • • •

Sneezing Runny nose Itchy eyes Sinus congestion Asthma Heartburn Skin rashes Acne Itching Weight gain Fluid retention

Yet, the problem isn’t the pet dander, pollen, chemicals or spicy food. While these and other allergens are often singled out as the culprit, it’s actually the person—not the allergen. If it were the allergen, everyone would react! Clearly the problem must be the person’s ability to accommodate the allergen—which involves the nervous system. So, it’s no surprise that many people with allergies also have subluxation(s) that drain the body’s ability to adapt.

MEDICINES ALMOST ALWAYS CONTROL GOUT DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have gout in my big toe, and it’s very, very painful. I have to walk in my socks. Are there any pills for gout? What food causes the pain? -- L.K. ANSWER: Gout results from too much uric acid in the blood.

Specialized Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Care Think of your body’s ability to accommodate physical, chemical and emotional distress as an empty bucket. Fill your bucket with the stress of poor nutrition, a lack of rest, a poor career choice, a stressful commute each day and other stressors and our bucket is filled to the brim. Along comes tree pollen season or you encounter a house cat and you start wheezing. Your bucket is overflowing! The pollen or the cat may get the blame, but only because your ability to adapt has been exhausted by other stressors. Do you know someone with allergies? Introduce them to chiropractic. Chiropractic isn’t a treatment for allergies, but perhaps we can help them increase their ability to adapt! The information in this article is provided solely for educational purposes and not as medical advice. Please consult a medical or health professional if you have questions about your health. No liability is accepted should you decide to self-treat or self-prescribe.

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Zyloprim (allopurinol) turns off the production of uric acid and prevents gout attacks. Benemid (probenecid) 719 • 488 • 8789 facilitates the excretion of uric acid into the urine. It, too, prevents attacks. Uric acid is a byproduct of daily Diet was the sole treatment of gout cell chemistry. When the uric-acid in the bad old days. Organ meats level rises, crystals of it penetrate -- liver, brain, sweetbreads and kidthe joint. The joint swells, the skin neys -- are foods to avoid. Gravies over it turns red, and the joint feels are not good for those with gout. warm. It hurts beyond words. Early Beer should be restricted. Bing on, gout comes in attacks, with the cherries can bring the blood level of intervals between attacks being free uric acid down. of pain. As time passes, the joint can hurt all the time. The joint at The gout pamphlet deals with this the base of the big toe is often the topic in greater detail. Readers first joint affected, but it might not can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. be the only joint. The heel, ankle, Donohue, No. 302W, Box 536475, knee, fingers, wrists and elbows Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose also can be targets. a check or money order for $4.75 Doctors make the diagnosis of gout U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s by examining the affected joint and printed name and address. Please finding a high blood uric acid. The allow four weeks for delivery. most telling evidence lies in looking at joint fluid through a microscope *** and seeing uric-acid crystals. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have Are you positive it is gout that you wax buildup in my ear. The doctor have? Many conditions cause swol- told me that. He didn’t tell me what len, painful joints. to do for it. Will you? -- A.C. For acute gout attacks, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines like ANSWER: Warm some baby oil or Indocin work well. Another time- mineral oil. Put one or two drops in honored gout medicine is colchi- one ear and let it remain there for 10 cine. If neither of these works, cor- minutes. This will soften the wax. tisone drugs come to the rescue. Next, using a rubber-bulb syringe To set up an appointment call Dr. Christy at

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found in drugstores, gently flush the ear with warm water. Tilt the head to drain the water out of the ear, and the wax should come out with it. If it doesn’t, repeat the procedure. Don’t do this procedure if you have a hole in your eardrum or an infection of the ear canal. If this procedure is too much to handle, have the doctor do it. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Sometimes you hear that people who have a heart or liver transplant take on the personality of the person who donated the organ. Is this true or not? -- N.N. ANSWER: That’s fantasy, stuff of fictional literature. It doesn’t happen. *** 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. (c) 2009 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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he Lewis Palmer High School After-Prom Party Committee will host a Bowling Social at PINZ Bowling Center this Friday, March 13.

and may purchased by contacting Michelle Aguero at 719-332-3838 or micagu2@comcast. net. The Committee welcomes donations of any amount at any time.

The fun begins at 6 pm with two games of bowling and a Mexican fajita buffet. During the bowling portion of the evening, items available for purchase through the silent auction will be on display. Then, at 8 pm, move on into the Lounge and dance to the music of favorite local band Monument Hill until Midnight. Proceeds from this event are used to fund the after-prom party at LPHS and a portion of the monies raised this year will be used as seed money for the new Palmer Ridge High School to develop their own after-prom program. The after-prom party provides a safe and fun place for our local teenagers to carry out their postprom festivities in a fun and, more importantly, safe environment. Gloria McCartan and Al Palmonari, owners of PINZ, are “pleased that the Committee selected PINZ to host this very worthwhile event” and encourage all members of the Tri-Lakes community to extend whatever support they can – whether by attending the event or making donations to the committee of either cash or items for the silent auction. Tickets cost $75 per couple or $37.50 per single

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A tagine is both a type of heavy clay pot with a domed lid and the dish that is cooked in it. Tagines are typically found in the North African cuisines of Morocco. Most Moroccan tagines combine lamb, chicken or beef with a variety of ingredients and seasonings, including citrus fruits, nuts, honey and pungent spices. This recipe blends spicy salsa and curry powder and adds a hint of sweetness by incorporating honey and raisins with spectacular results. Toasting the curry powder in the oil first gives the dish an authentic taste and brings out the flavors of the spice. Serve with hot cooked couscous or rice to make the most of the savory sauce that envelops the chicken.

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SPEEDY MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa 1/2 cup sliced green olives 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup honey 1 deli rotisserie chicken (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), cut into 6 to 8 pieces, skin removed if desired 1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Stir in curry powder. Cook over medium heat 1 minute, stirring constantly. 2. Stir in remaining ingredients except chicken. Add chicken; turn to coat. 3. Cover; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes, turning chicken occasionally, until sauce is bubbly and chicken is thoroughly heated. Makes 4 servings. (Recipe provided courtesy

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8. Place into a heated skillet with butter and cook until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted.

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hicken Cordon Bleu is one of those things we have each probably experienced at some type of banquet it the 80’s and thought it was pretty cool. …Or at least I did because I grew up here when the only restaurants in town were Village Inn, Dairy Queen and the Mug on the Hill so I hadn’t really eaten too many complex things that had fancy names. But over all the flavors are really good together and you can change things up a little with a different type of cheese or meat for that matter. Bacon and cheddar are one combination or cream cheese and spinach might be another. Here I have it sliced and in a sandwich with some great bread along with some Dijon mustard and lettuce, tomato and onion.

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nowflakes and fingerprints aren’t the only examples of Nature’s infinite variety. Within the genus Vitis and the species vinifera, you find as many as 10,000 varieties of wine grapes. If wine from every one of these varieties were commercially available and you drank the wine of a different variety every single day, you would need more than 27 years to experience them all! All sorts of attributes distinguish one grape variety from the next. These attributes fall into two categories: personality traits and performance factors. Personality traits are the characteristics of the fruit itself---its flavor, for example. Performance factors refer to how the grapevine grows, how its fruit ripens, and how quickly it can get from 0 to 60 miles per hour.

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lease take a moment to meet Callie. Callie is a 10 month old female cat. She is spayed and has her shots. Callie is a sweet girl. We do not know if Callie gets along with dogs or other cats. She has a beautiful face and half of a moustache. She is mainly white with golden brown spots. Callie is an inside cat. She loves to play and loves people.

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If you are interested in adopting Callie into your heart and home please call SAINT Animal Rescue located in Calhan. Our phone number is 5413099 but you might need to use the 719 area code.

“Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.” - Anonymous

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DEAR DESPERATE: The foreclosure crisis has created another crisis in its wake: pets being abandoned by owners who are no longer able to care for them due to financial difficulties, because pets are not allowed in the residences they must rent or other factors. Shelters are near or at capacity in the best of times, and these times are certainly not the best. However, you should continue to try and contact local no-kill shel-

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I have a cousin who needs help finding a good home for her three dogs. Her house is being foreclosed on, and she is struggling to find a place to live on a limited income. She has no car, her telephone will only call locally and her computer is on the blink. We contacted the no-kill shelters in our area, but none of them has ever responded. Where else can we find help? -- Desperate in Desert Hot Springs, Calif.

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ters. If you can call beyond the local area, become your cousin’s advocate and call shelters for her daily until someone responds. Another avenue is to advertise in the local circular that the dogs are available. However, do not say that the dogs are free to a good home. There are reasons for this, which unfortunately I don’t have room to list in today’s column. Instead, ask for an amount that will cover veterinary and transportation costs for each dog. Insist upon meeting the potential owners. More information on giving up a pet can be found at: http://www. northbay-canine.org/lastresort2-txt.htm. Because these solutions are iffy at best, your cousin must try and keep the dogs if at all possible. Can you or a family member take in one or more of the dogs? Can you help your cousin find affordable housing that also takes pets? Helping a family member through this sort of crisis isn’t easy, and you’re a champ for stepping up. Don’t give up on finding either a good home for the dogs or a place where your cousin can keep them.

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) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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ome things, like fine wines, get better with age. But a certificate of deposit (CD) is not one of them. If you have a maturing CD, you need to decide what to do with it — and the earlier you make this decision, the better off you’ll be. So if you’ve got one or more CDs coming due in the next few months, start planning now. Of course, if you had a specific goal for a maturing CD — such as a college tuition payment — your decision has already been made. But if you’ve purchased a CD for another reason, you’ll have to choose whether to renew it or invest the proceeds elsewhere. If you bought the CD for the income it provides, you may want to renew it. If prevailing interest rates are the same, or higher, than the rate on your maturing CD, you can purchase a new CD without worrying about reducing your income stream. But if rates have fallen, you may have a dilemma: How can you reproduce the income you received from your now-matured CD? Here are a few alternatives to consider: Purchase a bond that pays a higher rate. Instead of buying another CD, you could possibly purchase another fixed-income instrument, such as a bond, that pays a higher interest rate. Be aware, though, that if you find a bond that pays a higher rate, you may be taking on more risk, so make sure any bond you purchase is considered “investment grade quality” by the independent rating agencies.

Buy a longer-term CD. Generally speaking, you can get a higher interest rate when you purchase a longer-term CD. Your money will be locked up for a longer period of time, but it will help provide you with a more stable income stream over time. Create a fixed-income “ladder.” To combat interest-rate concerns, you might want to build a fixed-income “ladder” by buying several CDs or bonds with varying maturities — short-term, intermediate-term and long-term. When market rates are low, you’ll still have your longerterm vehicles earning higher interest rates. And when market interest rates are high, you can reinvest the maturing short-term bonds and CDs at the higher rates. Thus far, we’ve talked about replacing a maturing CD to protect your income stream. But if you bought a CD for another purpose — such as removing some of your money from a volatile stock market — then the CD’s maturity gives you a chance to re-evaluate your investment strategy. As you know, 2008 was a tough year for the stock market, so, at the time, diverting some of your money to a CD might have seemed smart. But history tells us that even the worst bear markets don’t last forever, and that the biggest gains in a rally often occur at the early stages. Consequently, you may want to take this opportunity to “rebalance” your portfolio, and, if appropriate for your individual situation, look for ways to invest the proceeds of your CD into quality equities or other securities. By planning ahead, you won’t feel rushed to make a hasty decision when your CD matures or, even worse, be tempted to spend the money and have little to show for it. Your maturing CD can help you achieve your financial goals — if you give it a chance. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. For additional information, contact:

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• Learn to identify vehicles that have been in a wreck. Watch the airbag light. It should come on when you start the car and then go out. If it doesn’t, the airbag might have been deployed. Try out all the moveable parts, like doors and trunk. Be sure they align. Check the paint in the daylight and look closely at trim and the edges of chrome. Peel back rubber seals. Take the car to a mechanic to be checked. • Learn to identify vehicles that have been in a flood. Check the interior carefully. Does everything match the way it should or have some parts (seats, carpet) been replaced? Does everything work? Air bag lights, radio, window locks? Turn on the heater and see if there is a mildew smell. Check under the dash for wires that are no longer flexible. Arrange to have the car put on a lift and check the undercarriage with a flashlight and

• Buy from a licensed dealer. While you can get a good deal from an individual seller, you have more protections and recourse with a dealer.

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It can be worth your while to go online and find a site that will, for a fee, check the history of the car you want to buy. You could discover that the car has had multiple owners (a red flag), was in an accident and had a salvage title until it was rebuilt, was used as a rental vehicle or was auctioned off. While not foolproof, those reports can be valuable in giving you the history of a vehicle. 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) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

IT’S THE LAW!

• Look at the title. A number of cases have been reported where a buyer will purchase a car, expecting that the dealer has taken care of any original loan, only to discover later that there’s a lien on the car and the bank wants its money. This is becoming more of a problem with small dealers

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manner. If, for example, your income changes after you have provided your mandatory disclosures, you have to inform the other party of the change and provide documentation as well. It is important to note that the parties are not limited to the information covered by the mandatory disclosure requirement. The parties are free to request additional information regarding the other party’s financial situation. For example, parties commonly request bank and financial account information covering years prior to filing the petition.

What happens if you fail to provide the mandatory financial disclosures? If you fail to provide the information and you have the ability to obtain it, the Court will impose appropriate sanctions. Don’t even think about trying to hide any assets. The other party will eventually discover it, your credibility will be irreparably damaged, and your case will suffer.

f you are thinking about getting a divorce or legal separation and you are concerned about whether the other party will provide you with financial information or how much information you’re going to have to provide to the other party, you must understand that Court rules require mandatory financial disclosure. As a practical Remember that in the marriage zone, the rules matter, this means that you cannot hide or fail require that the parties and the Court have the to disclose information regarding your financial best financial information available in order that situation. the parties and the Court can make the best decisions possible based on that information. Each party has an affirmative obligation to provide the other party with a sworn financial stateThis article is for informational purposes and ment that includes all the information regarding does not constitute legal advice concerning your your accounts and expenses. You also have an case. affirmative obligation to provide supporting information such as income documentation, tax returns, credit card statements, and bank and financial account information. “Affirmative obligation” means that you are required to provide the information without the other party having Chris Meyer is an attorney practicing family law to ask for it. The Court will require that you ex- in Monument. Chris’ law practice is limited to change the mandatory financial disclosures prior domestic relations cases. Chris has been practo the initial status conference, that usually is ticing law since 1977. He is a former prosecuscheduled within 40 days of the petition being tor and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, filed. Florida, California and Wisconsin. Chris can be contacted at 719-488-9395. Chris’s website You are under a continuing duty to supplement (www.cmeyerlaw.com) has additional divorce or amend your financial disclosures in a timely and family law information.

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ACCLAIMED FILM PRODUCER, DIRECTOR Looking for that special belt buckle? BOB GARNER TO SPEAK AT TEEN TECH WEEK Over 500 in stock at Crafty Cow Leatherworks!

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onument resident shares lessons learned from his work for Walt Disney, CBS and others. Pikes Peak Library District will present a program by film producer and director Bob Garner during the library’s Teen Tech Week (March 9-14).

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Garner’s Hollywood career spanned 30 plus years as writer, producer, director and executive producer for CBS, The Walt Disney Studios and others. He recently produced and directed the highly acclaimed Disney Treasures DVD/TV special, hosted by Julie Andrews, featuring George Lucas and John Lasseter of PIXAR.

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The presentation is for students in grades 6-12 and their parents, and will be held March 14 at 2 p.m. in the East Teen Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. In his program, “Connecting the Dots,” Garner will give hope, encouragement, and motivation to help students realize their passion and interest for any field. Garner draws from Walt Disney’s philosophy, coaching students on how to use relationships, confidence, and attitude to achieve goals.

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Other events for Teen Tech Week at PPLD include:

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Showing of movie Transformers (2007) March 9 at 6:30 p.m., East Teen Center

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Video Workshop Shoot a mini-production and learn how to upload it to YouTube. (Registration required through ppld.org’s events calendar.) March 10 from 6 - 8 p.m., East Library, East Teen Center Photo Workshop Take a photo with a green screen and upload it to Photoshop elements to add fun backgrounds and edit the photo. March 11 from 6 - 8 p.m., East Library, East Teen Center

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Break It Down, Build It Up Take apart old computers and other pieces of technology and put them back together in new and interesting ways. March 13 from 3 - 5 p.m., East Teen Center

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UPCOMING MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEK SCHEDULE March 9 – 11: Bristol Elementary CONCERT: March 12, 6:30 P.M. at Bristol Elementary March 30 – April 3: Eastern Plains (Peyton Elem) CONCERT: April 2, evening at Peyton Elementary April 15: Woodland Park CONCERT: April 15, evening at Columbine Elementary, Woodland Park April 27 – 30: Chamberlin Elementary CONCERT: April 30, 4:30 pm, Chamberlin Elementary

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1. MEDICAL TERMS: What would a patient with alopecia be lacking? 2. LITERATURE: Which of Shakespeare’s plays featured a character named Caliban? 3. U.S. STATES: Which four states within the United States are referred to as commonwealths? 4. ARCHITECTURE: Where would a reredos be found? 5. LANGUAGE: From which two words is the term “cyborg” derived? 6. MYTHOLOGY: In American Indian mythology, which creature can cause thunder and lightning? 7. TELEVISION: What was the name of the concierge in “Gilmore Girls”? 8. MOVIES: What was the name of Harrison Ford’s spacecraft in “Star Wars”? 9. ENTERTAINERS: Singer Olivia Newton-John came to the United States from which country? 10. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, “I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.”

1. When Tony La Russa became the St. Louis Cardinals’ all-time winningest manager in 2007, whose mark did he surpass? 2. Who holds the record for highest batting average for a career in NCAA Division I baseball? 3. Only two NFL coaches have guided their teams to at least nine consecutive playoff appearances. Name them. 4. When did Jim Calhoun begin his career as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Connecticut? 5. Only two countries have won the women’s World Hockey Championship since it began in 1990. Name them. 6. Name the last midfielder before Carli Lloyd in 2008 to win U.S. Soccer’s award for top female athlete of the year. 7. Who won the first Iditarod sleddog race in 1973?

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1. Name the two singers who cut the song “Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes” as a duet in 1960. 2. What was the first album released by Nine Inch Nails? 3. Which quartet wrote and sang “At the Hop” in 1958? 4. What’s the source of the name of the band Iron Maiden? 5. Which Neil Sedaka tune reached No. 1 both as a fast pop song and a mellow ballad. 6. What was Steppenwolf’s biggest hit? (Think: road trip) (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

In order to keep everyone honest (you know who you are,) we have moved the answers and solutions to the trivia and puzzles to the next page (21).

the classic song, “When You Wish Upon A Star.”

New DVD Releases for Week of Mar. 9, 2009 PICK OF THE WEEK

“Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition” -- “Pinocchio” is one of the greatest animated films of all time, and this twodisc set is a must-have for any animation -- or Disney -- fan’s library. This story of the adventures of a marionette that longs to be a real live boy marks the debut of Jiminy Cricket, the narrator of the tale and Pinocchio’s conscience, and the singer of

The collection’s special features include: audio commentary, a sing-along feature, a behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of “Pinocchio,” deleted scenes (including an alternate ending), deleted songs, games and a lot more.

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“Rachel Getting Married” -- Director Jonathan Demme (“Silence of the Lambs”) assembles a top-notch cast for this compelling ensemble piece. Anne Hathaway stars as Kym, a young woman who is in rehab but returns to her family’s Connecticut home for her sister’s wedding. Kym’s presence serves as a catalyst for unveiling some buried family issues. “Transporter 3” - Jason Statham returns as

The Transporter, whose mission is to drive a Russian woman named Valentina across Europe. The hitch? They are fitted with explosive bracelets that will blow them up if they stray more than 75 feet from the car. The action sequences and fight choreography in this film are awesome. One of the best action movies of 2008. “Synecdoche New York” -- This movie is just ... just ... weird. And wonderful. This is the directorial debut of Charlie Kaufman, the guy who wrote “Being John Malkovich” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” so if you’ve seen those movies, you kind of know what you’re in for. The movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a guy whose wife has left him, so he becomes obsessed with creating a theatrical production that will mirror all of New York City. He builds the set in a giant warehouse and begins to cast the production with dop-

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pelgangers of himself, his ex-wife, his new girlfriend and well, everybody else. After a while the production gets to a point of such surreality that the doubles now require people to play THEM. Then things get weirder. And yet, somehow, Kaufman is able to take this swirling mass of interconnected storylines and resolve the whole shebang by the end of the movie. TV SERIES “South Park” The Complete Twelfth Season “The Girls Next Door” Seasons 1-4 “Get Smart” Season 2 “Family Ties” The Fifth Season “Caroline in the City” The Second Season “The Starter Wife” Season 1 (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might be upset at having your objectivity questioned in the handling of a dispute. But it would be wise to re-examine your feelings to make sure you’re being fair with both sides.

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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Devoting a lot of time to a current career move means having less time for those in your private life. But once you explain the circumstances, they should understand and be supportive. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Organizing your many duties in order of importance should help you get through them pretty quickly. Additional information puts that still-to-be-made decision in a new light. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Lingering bad feelings over a recent misunderstanding should fade as reconciliation efforts continue. Meanwhile, vacation plans might need to be revised because of new developments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Love dominates the Lion’s heart this week, with Cupid shooting arrows at single Leos and Leonas looking for romance. Partnered pairs also enjoy strengthened relationships. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) “Getting To Know You” should be the single Virgo’s theme song as you and that special person discover more about one another. That workplace situation needs looking into.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A family dispute creates mixed feelings about how you hope it will be ultimately resolved. Best advice: Stay out of it and let the involved parties work it through by themselves. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Making an effort to smooth over even the smallest obstacles now will go a long way to assuring that things run smoothly once you’re set to move on with your plans. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A challenge to your authority can be upsetting, but your longtime supporters want you to defend your position so you can win over even your most adamant detractors. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Being unable to get involved in a friend’s problem calls for an honest approach. Provide explanations, not excuses. Another friend might be able to offer support for your decision. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You find yourself swimming in circles, looking for some way to get back on a straight course. But things get easier once you’re able to refocus your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You’re known for your charm and your wisdom, and there’s no one who wouldn’t want you to be part of his or her life. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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