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illness and increase lifespan. Positive thinking is tops on the list and may be the most challenging. Being connected to others is also a significant factor for a long life. There are many ways that have been found to increase lifespan: • Volunteering for a cause, big or small • Staying connected with friends and family; maintaining close relationships • Joining a church group or support group

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Sun damage is the number one reason for skin damage, but If staying out of the sun isn’t an option, cosmetics may be the answer. Many are packed with collagen (maintains the skin’s elasticity) or products that stimulate the production of collagen. Over-thecounter skin peels can be purchased as well as scrubs, concealers and toners. Over $13 billion is spent annually on cosmetic procedures. Interestingly enough, 47 percent of all procedures are performed on men and women between the ages of 35 and 50; and 25 percent between the ages of 51 and 64. Only six percent over the age of 65 will spend their retirement money on cosmetic procedures. Maybe by then we just don’t care anymore.

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f you want to create formal look, balance your pictures. If you want to be more casual, you can go asymmetrical. Think about keeping the center of your artwork at eye level, so that would mean if you have pictures in your foyer, they’re going to be up higher because you’re standing in that room, than in your dining room, where you’re dining and you’re sitting down on a chair. Hallways a lot of times are so bare. I love to do family pictures in groupings in a hallway. With a little bit of light, it adds so much fun to a hallway. We have in our home a very long hallway that is by our bedrooms and bathrooms. There are probably about 300 pictures hanging in that hallway; they’re family pictures. They go back to some black-andwhite pictures of my husband’s family and my family and up to date with pictures that are always changing of the latest grandchildren’s pictures. We call it our “Hall of Fame”. There are pictures taken on vacations and business trips. Our friends love to come and walk through that hallway to see if they’re in any pictures when it was taken or who they might know. It’s always a party; people in that hallway looking at pictures. It creates such an interesting hallway. Life is too short to live with white walls and bare walls. Get some artwork up on those walls! Also, don’t forget to add shelves and things like plates. I love plates in a kitchen or a dining room. There are so many fun plates out there and so many different plate hangers. The walls are a place to be looked at. You can tell stories about places you’ve been. Your artwork tells you that. In our family room, I’ve collected over the years watercolors of many different places that I’ve been. I look at them and have fond memories of many of those places or think of funny stories of things that have happened in them. People will ask about different places I’ve been and I can show them a piece of artwork that shows a beautiful bridge, a gorgeous church, a different tree, something that it is different than my every day life. Artwork is more than just something hanging on a wall. It can say so much about you. We also use accessories on tables, coffee tables, end tables, dressers; I like to call them table scapes. I don’t just put things there without thinking about why they’re there. I like to unite like items. One of the fondest memories of my grandmother was on her dresser, she had an antique metal kickstand. The top of it was mirrored.

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This might sound odd, but think of this: odd numbers look more interesting than even numbers. When putting together a table scape, four things on an end table look like you’re quartering it. Whereas if you put odd numbers and group them together it looks better. If you’ve got a buffet that you’re doing many different things on, try several different table scapes, each with three numbers in them. You could also do a floral arrangement, maybe a little picture frame or maybe two picture frames with it. You’ve got three things that will make it look more complete. Odd numbers, for some reason, always look more graceful than even numbers. Also, try unifying small items on trays or boxes. Perhaps you’ve got a collection of some Depression glassware. Try putting them on a silver tray. Again, it makes more of a visual impact; it’s not just a smattering of little items. It then becomes one item. When you’re doing a multiple grouping, that wouldn’t account for six glasses and a tray; it counts as one.

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Create those table scapes by using the things you collect; use the things you love. One of my friends love travel and eat out. They pride themselves on eating at fine restaurants and always ask for a menu. In their breakfast room, they have a grouping of picture frames with matting on them, so they can slip in or slip out different menus on whim. This is an easy way to change the décor, maybe the color or highlight their favorites or latest restaurant where they’ve dined.

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sachusetts, drowned when a German submarine torpedoed the cargo-passenger ship Falaba, on its way from Liverpool to West Africa, off the coast of England.

• On March 29, 1806, the Great National Pike, also known as the Cumberland Road, becomes the first highway funded by the national treasury. The initial appropriation of $30,000 was made by congressional act and covered the first leg from Cumberland, Md., through the Appalachian Mountains to Wheeling in western Virginia on the Ohio River. • On March 28, 1915, the first American is killed in the eight-month-old European conflict that would become known as the First World War. Leon Thrasher, a 31-yearold mining engineer and native of Mas-

• On March 25, 1933, President Herbert Hoover accepts the newly commissioned USS Sequoia as the official presidential yacht. Before it was commissioned as the presidential yacht, the Department of Commerce used the Sequoia as a decoy to catch Prohibition law-breakers.

• On March 26, 1970, the classic documentary “Woodstock,” showing the August 1969 concert that drew half a million

people to a dairy farm in New York, premieres. The film won an Oscar for Best Documentary. • On March 23, 1999, author Thomas Harris delivers his 600-page manuscript for his new novel, “Hannibal,” to Delacorte press. He had promised the follow-up to “The Silence of the Lambs” more than 10 years earlier as part of a two-book contract that paid him a $5.2 million advance. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 23, 2009) – Pikes Peak Library District is inviting El Paso County residents to cast their vote now through April 1 for the 2009 All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR) project. Vote online at ppld.org by clicking on the APPR 2009 logo. Titles include: ¡ Rocket Boys (October Sky) by Homer Hickam, Jr. (Fiction) – A boy’s pursuit of rocketry in a company mining town. For young adult and adult readers, by an award-winning author. ¡ Have Space Suit Will Travel by Robert Heinlein (Fiction) – One of the original space travel thrillers. For all ages, by an acclaimed science fiction writer. ¡ Community: The Structure of Belonging (NonďŹ ction) by Peter Block – A practical community-building read. Written for adults, but great for intergenerational learning. ¡ The Space Tourist’s Handbook by Eric Anderson (NonďŹ ction) – A unique look at the realities of space. For adults/families, an entertaining read for all space buffs. The book announcement will be Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. All Pikes Peak Reads is a communitywide effort to improve literacy and foster dialogue across social, cultural, and generational lines. The program, now in its 8th year, includes book discussions, children’s events, theater presentations, school curriculum, free community programs, and more. Past projects include The Grapes of Wrath (2008), Zorro (2007), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2006), Tales from the Arabian Nights (2005), Treasure Island (2004), Frankenstein (2003), and To Kill a Mockingbird (2002).

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xercising in the mornings can prove to be beneficial in maintaining a good routine that helps promote weight loss. Research has shown that over 90% of people who consistently exercise, do so first thing in the morning. Morning exercise routines help boost your metabolism for the day, and can keep it up and burning extra calories for up to 24 hours. People find that exercising in the morning provides them with more energy for the day. Many people also find that they have a

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s it possible you are just strolling through life doing mediocre work in a dreary dead-end job? Do you suffer from an attitude of apathy and gloom? Are you about to run out of gas and ready to drive into the ditch of despair? Then you need to get excited about something. You need to find something or someone to care about and do something about it. You need to reignite the fire of your own personal enthusiasm. Think back to when you fell in love for the first time. Talk about enthusiasm! It didn’t matter who was in control of the government, what you were going to do for a living, or how much your uninformed critical parents disliked your latest squeeze. You were excited! You wanted to be with the one you loved and nothing could keep you away. For as long as man has been on the planet, enthusiasm has taken people from humble beginnings to seats of power and influence. It can do the same for you. Have you ever seen a player come in from the bench and spark the team to

healthier mindset and healthier appetite (they’re not as hungry throughout the day). Another advantage of exercising in the morning is that there are less chances of something disrupting your schedule. How many times do you plan anything at the time you wake up? Try planning to wake up a little earlier for morning exercise. It’s a lifestyle change that can really bring about positive results for your physical and mental health, as well as your weight loss. victory? Have you ever watched a little boy in a toystore convince his parents to buy him a certain toy? Enthusiasm is the force that moves others to perform. When someone enflamed with enthusiasm enters a mediocre group everyone gets excited, energized, and filled with optimism. You could be that person! You have that potential within you. Talk with energy, work with vigor, think with inventiveness, pick up the pace of your life. The powerful enthusiastic energy you give out will inspire those around you and keep you excited about today’s work and tomorrow’s possiblities. It’s true that enthusiasm helps the mediocre step things up a notch or two, but it’s biggest impact is on YOU! Never let a day pass without doing something about the things that get you excited and bring you joy. You never have to give yourself a good talking to to do something you love to do or something you think is important and valuable. “Let’s just advance the ball a little every day!” was the instruction I got from a former business partner of mine as we developed a new product for our marketplace. Neither of us could focus totally on the venture because of our other business inerestes, but we both believed in the viabilty of this very exciting product. So each day we would email each other with the news about what we had done to “advance the ball.” Only a few months later the product was on the shelves and we were paid handsomely for our work. It was the result of everyday enthusiasm. A great goal sparked with the fire of enthusiasm is one of the most important keys to a happy, fulfilling life. As the poet said, “the world belongs to the energetic!” Email your comments to Dr.Ross@ comcast.net. For more about Dr. Ross please visit www.MileHighMotivator. com. ©2009 Ronald Ross

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f you’re like many women—you wouldn’t even think of leaving your house without your “face” on—meaning skin lotions, cosmetics and anything else you might use to enhance your natural beauty. Are these products safe? According to some research, not only are cosmetics potentially toxic, but so are hair products, deodorants and perfumes. In her book, Not Just A Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, Stacy Malkan reveals the extent of toxic chemicals in personal care products that millions use every day—chemicals that often don’t appear on any ingredients listing for the products. The result of our rampant use of chemicals in our culture produces some disturbing findings: • In 2004, scientists discovered pesticides in the blood of newborns • In 2005, researchers found perchlorate, a substance used in rocket fuel, in human breast milk • Many people are testing positive for flame retardants, phthalates (oil- based softening agents and preservatives that can affect hormone function and have been linked to birth defects) and lead (contained in lipsticks) • In 2004, English researchers identified parabens in breast tumor samples. Parabens are found in the vast majority of deodorants, body sprays and skin creams. Because they are absorbed

Specialized Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Care into the body, they are believed to produce an increased risk and incidence of breast cancer Health and beauty product manufacturers will argue that there are only small amounts of toxic chemicals in their products. This may be true if they were used only once, but day after day, over time, is quite a different story. And some countries don’t even require manufacturers of these products to list the ingredients! There are alternatives. Many people have stopped using a lot of personal care products. As with food, only those labeled “certified organic” can be considered safe to use. You can email or call manufacturers who don’t list their product ingredients and ask them for a list. There is a lot of money generated from the sale of these products, and a lot to be lost by those who use them without knowledge of the toxins they may contain! 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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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I am very disappointed by your light-hearted response to the letter written by Rod S. (“How to Correct a Pet Owner”). You start out by blaming the breed of the dog! As if all small dogs get ill-tempered and neurotic, excitable and energetic. Like that’s the issue at hand. It clearly is not. You went on to say that the dog’s owner has some issues, but that there are no clear signs of abuse or neglect. You’re wrong! Clearly there is abuse! You told him the best thing to do is lead by example. So by not telling his son to knock it off and ignoring the real issues here is a good example? You told him not to “preach” to his son. That’s about the only thing I agreed with you on. Heck no, I wouldn’t preach either. I would tell him straight out he’s wrong and if he keeps it up, I would take the dog and give

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it to someone who doesn’t have dominance issues and the need to control. Rod needs to “step-up” and tell his son just like it is. Be a real man, Rod! When something makes you uncomfortable and you think it’s wrong, then it most likely is. -- Disappointed in New York DEAR DISAPPOINTED: I wrote that the son’s “discipline” (flipping Junior on his back and scolding him) was a terrible way to correct a dog. But we’ll have to agree to disagree on how the owner’s dad should approach the situation. Confronting his grown son and making him angry could cause the son’s treatment of Junior to become worse, if he is in fact harming the dog. I am with you on the possibility of abuse -- Junior’s behavior is a big warning sign -- but unfortunately there was no clear evidence given in the original letter. You quite rightly point out that if something feels wrong, then it most likely is. If the father feels this way, he needs to investigate further.

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1. Name the second baseman who cracked 43 home runs in 1973. 2. Which Cy Young Award winner has had the highest victory total since Denny McLain’s 31 in 1968? 3. In eight of the past nine seasons (2000-2008), a linebacker has been selected The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the year. Name the lone non-linebacker. 4. Earlier this year, Jodie Meeks set a University of Kentucky men’s basketball record with 54 points in a game. Who had held the top scoring mark? 5. In 1942, Armand “Bep” Guidolin became the youngest player in NHL history. How old was he? 6. How old was Mark Martin when he took part in his first NASCAR Cup race? 7. Who was the last male tennis player before Roger Federer to win three grand slam tournaments in a single season?

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1. Who was called Ole Blue Eyes? 2. Name the musician who starred in a soap opera the same year he had a platinum single. 3. How far did Eminem go in school? 4. What song are The Troggs best remembered for, and where did they get their name? 5. What are the first names of the Everly Brothers, and what was their first hit? 6. Which heavy-metal rocker is known for using boa constrictors and face paint in his stage shows? 7. What does the group name Booker T. & the MGs stand for? (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).

New DVD Releases for Week of Mar. 23, 2009 PICK OF THE WEEK

“Quantum of Solace” -- Daniel Craig returns as superspy James Bond in this sequel to “Casino Royale.” The film picks up right after the events at the end of the previous movie, and we get a glimpse into 007’s past and a key to who he is as a man. The movie then kicks into gear concerning a plot to control the water rights of a Third World country. OK, not the most intrigu-

ing plot for a Bond flick, but they can’t all be about defusing nuclear bombs in underground lairs. “Quantum” is a much darker and moodier film than “Casino Royale,” and some critics and Bond fans thought it didn’t live up to its predecessor. I think it worked well as the second act of a much longer film -a kind of “Casino Royale Part Deux.” So, if you liked “Casino Royale,” then I think you’ll enjoy “Quantum,” if you think of it as a continuation of the previous film and not as a stand-alone adventure.

FOR THE COMICS GEEK

“Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood” -- This is a tie-in DVD release to the “Watchmen” theatrical film. This DVD set is basically two major set-pieces that were made for the film but had to be cut for time. “Tales of the Black Freighter” is an “animated comic book” of

a story-within-a-story element of the original Watchmen graphic novel. It’s a comic book about the adventures of a pirate (voiced by Gerard Butler of “300”), and his story mirrors the plot of the Watchmen movie/graphic novel. “Under The Hood” is a live-action film that provides the backstory to how The Nite Owl and the other heroes from the film came together as a team for the first time.

TV SERIES

“Andy Richter Controls the Universe: The Complete Series” -- Holy Moly. I feel like an angel has been sent down from heaven to give me a puppy. I LOVED this show when it originally aired in 2002, and I never thought it would ever be released on DVD. Fox didn’t know how to market a show this original, so it kept changing its time slot from week to week. Then, after 19 episodes, it pulled the plug. “Andy Rich-

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ter Controls the Universe” is one of those smart, funny, well-written shows like “Arrested Development” and “30 Rock” that you simply look forward to watching again and again. To try and describe this quirky, delightful show is almost impossible. Just watch it -- because you probably missed it the first time around.

MORE TV SERIES

“The Very Best of Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- A Galaxy Divided” “The Venture Bros.” Season Three “The Riches” Season Two “Room 222” Season One “Voltron” Volume 7 “Runaway” The Complete Series

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of justice helps you resolve a problem that might have been unfairly attributed to the wrong person. Spend the weekend doing some long-neglected chores.

1. George Bernard Shaw 2. Rosalind Russell 3. “Taxi” 4. Amethyst 5. Nashville, Tenn. and Natchez, Miss. 6. Greek nymphs of the evening 7. Sea of Japan 8. Special stones, handles and brooms 9. Bounty paper towels 10. A fear of relatives

MARCH 23, 2009 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’ll want to discourage well-meaning but potentially ill-advised interference in what you intend to accomplish. Your work has a better chance to succeed if it reflects you.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Davey Johnson of the Atlanta Braves. 2. Steve Carlton (Philadelphia, 1972) and Bob Welch (Oakland, 1990) each won 27 games. 3. Defensive end Julius Peppers of Carolina in 2002. 4. Dan Issel tallied 53 points in a game in 1970. 5. He was not quite 17 when he made his debut for the Boston Bruins. 6. Martin was 22 in 1981. 7. Mats Wilander in 1988.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Frank Sinatra. 2. Rick Springfield played a doctor on “General Hospital” in 1981, the same year he hit No. 1 with “Jessie’s Girl.” 3. Eminem, born Marshal Bruce Mathers III, failed ninth grade three times before he quit. 4. “Wild Thing” hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts in 1966. Their name came from the word troglodytes. 5. Don and Phil. Their first single was “Keep A’ Lovin’ Me” in 1956, but it never rose on the charts. Their next song, “Bye Bye Love,” reached the No. 2 spot in 1957. 6. Alice Cooper, born Vincent Damon Furnier in 1948. 7. Booker T. Jones and the Memphis Group.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovine’s well-deserved reputation for loyalty could be tested if you learn that it might be misplaced. But don’t rely on rumors. Check the stories out before you decided to act. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’ve been going on adrenaline for a long time, and this unexpected lull in a recent spate of excitement could be just what you need to restore your energy levels. Enjoy it.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might feel justified in your anger toward someone you suspect betrayed your trust. But it could help if you take the time to check if your suspicions have substance. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Ignore distractions if you hope to accomplish your goal by the deadline you agreed to. Keep the finish line in sight, and you should be able to cross it with time to spare. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your creative self continues to dominate through much of the week. Also, despite a few problems that have cropped up, that recent romantic connection seems to be thriving.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Friends can be counted on to help you deal with a perplexing personal situation. But remember to keep your circle of advisers limited only to those you’re sure you can trust.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) As curious as you might be, it’s best to avoid trying to learn a colleague’s secret. That sort of knowledge could drag you into a difficult workplace situation at some point down the line.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Security-loving Lions do not appreciate uncertainty in any form. But sometimes changing situations can reveal hidden stresses in time to repair a relationship before it’s too late.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Instead of spending too much time floundering around wondering if you can meet your deadline, you need to spend more time actually working toward reaching it.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time for single Virgos to make a love connection. Be careful not to be too judgmental about your new “prospect” -at least until you know more about her or him.

BORN THIS WEEK: You have a natural gift for attracting new friends, who are drawn to your unabashed love of what life should be all about.

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