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For those of you who are unfamilliar with the game: Corn Toss, also called bags, or sacks is a game in which players take turns pitching cornhole bags--small bags filled with corn--at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. The entry fee is $41.89 per team (2 people), or $20.95 for an idividual. If you would like to enter or donate, please send checks to Amy Christison P.O. Box 522 Cripple Creek, CO 80813, contact by phone 641-3322, Or just show up on the 18th and register then!


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or borrow a book that you can listen to on the MP3 player that comes with it. And if you don’t want to travel to the library, hop online and download a book to play on your MP3. In fact, the online library offers many services. On any given day, you can walk in the library and find something different going on something for everyone.

THE HISTORY OF HISTORY KEEPERS Archeological findings have dug up rooms full of clay tablets from ancient cities. Topics of writings were usually commercial transactions and only rarely theological writings or legends. The same types of writings were found in Ancient Egypt, except on papyrus. It wasn’t until some time around the fifth century that fiction and non-fiction writings appeared in Greece on parchment scrolls followed by papyrus scrolls. Except for the Alexandria Library in Egypt, most libraries were private collections. It is thought that the Chinese were the first to establish a classification system during the Han Dynasty (202 B.C. – 220 A.D.) with the library catalog written on scrolls of silk. The first public libraries in the West were built under the Roman Empire and each emperor would strive to build the biggest and best over their predecessor. In these libraries, visitors would have direct access to the scrolls, although they were only to be read inside of the library.

and other disciplines and included the writings of other civilizations such as the Greeks. The library saw a revival in the late 1990’s and still strives to be a collection site of writings of different cultures around the world.

Medieval libraries were designed for the labor-intensive books that were literally handwritten. These books were so expensive to produce that they had to be chained to lecterns and shelves so as not to be stolen. The stack system came about in the early 19th century when books became less expensive to produce, and libraries were built with translucent floors to let the light in. Fortunately, electricity came along ending the need for designing libraries that maximized use of natural light.

• New York Public Library was opened in 1911 and now boasts 83 branches and 10 million books. It houses rare books and manuscripts from the 15th to the 20th centuries, including George Washington’s handwritten farewell address.

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It was Franklin D. Roosevelt who is credited with starting the presidential library system. Until his presidency, important government papers and documents were lost, destroyed or even sold. Congress passed the • The Boston Public Library was Presidential Libraries Act in 1955 founded in the mid-19th century as and there are now 13 presidential a working class library. Today, it is libraries, much like museums in a a research library and also holds a sense. They house collections of arsignificant collection of rare books, tifacts and documents of each of the manuscripts and musical scores. president’s administrations open for the public to see. • The Library of Congress, located in Washington, D.C. was founded AN HISTORICAL in 1800 as a congressional library. However, over the years, the collecSNAPSHOT OF THE PIKES tions have become larger and the in• The Alexandria Library in Egypt stitution has become known as the PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT was founded in the early third cen- national library of the United States. tury B.C. under the reign of Ptolemy It has influenced libraries around • In 1903, Colorado Springs first II, intended as a research center. The the country by taking an active role established the Free Public Library. library came to hold the first collec- in preservation, new methods of intion of documentation on literature, formation storage and classification National Library Week!... mathematics, astrology, medicine systems. Continued on Page 3

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houses for National Library Week. • Colorado has 248 public libraries, Stop by your favorite library branch of popular books each day to your not counting school or academic li- and to help celebrate and complete braries, as compared to 186 movie an important survey regarding the email address. theaters. Colorado public libraries future of the PPLD. Surveys can be completed at the library during the • The library is looking for volun- employ about 2,800 people. month of April. teers and participants for the Adult Literacy Program where adults can • Coloradoans borrow 78.8 million learn to improve their reading, writ- items from libraries every year. ing and English skills, as well as • About 55 million people visit PALMER LAKE ART GROUP prepare for a GED. Colorado libraries each year. TO COLLABORATE WITH • Your computer down? Stop into BELLA ART AND FRAME the library and use one of theirs. All • Over half of Finland’s populathe basic Microsoft programs are tion are registered book borrowers, IN MONUMENT! the highest number per capita in the there as well as internet access. world. almer Lake Art Group is • There are reading programs for providing a gallery showing children of all ages; a Tween Chess • Most Roman bath houses started at the prestigious Bella Art Club at the Briargate Branch; book as a library and a cultural center. and Frame, 366 2nd St., Suite B, in clubs, knitting clubs, fiction writing Monument. Please join us April 16th clubs and Wii bowling; craft proj- • The Family History Library, lo- from 5pm to 7pm and every Thursday ects, senior driving courses, senior cated in Salt Lake City, houses over until May 14th for art demonstrations. networking; music performances, 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed Refreshments will be offered. Come guest speakers, art exhibits and dis- genealogical records for over 110 and learn more about what PLAG countries, as well as microfiche, artists are up to! plays. books, periodicals and electronic • The Pikes Peak Library District resources. Patrons can receive as- Bella Art and Frame has been in website at www.ppld.org is also sistance to trace their family history loaded with information including in about 30 languages. links to other resources for information. Links to each library branch and their monthly newsletters and calendars are easily accessed.

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• On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer, scientist and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in Philadelphia at age 84. Besides writing and publishing “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” Franklin invented the Franklin stove, bifocal eyeglasses and the lightning rod. • On April 19, 1897, the first Boston Marathon is run. It was held on April 19, Patriots’ Day, a holiday celebrated in honor of the start of the Revolutionary War. In 1969, Patriots’ Day was officially moved to the third Monday of April, and the Boston Marathon has been run on that day ever

• On April 18, 1906, an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275 miles long. It was estimated that some 3,000 people died as a result of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and the subsequent fires it inflicted upon the city.

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We bought a black-and-white Pomeranian/Chihuahua cross when she was 9 months old. “Sheila” has long legs and is very pretty -- she actually looks like a Papillon. She is now 16 months old and is shedding. Is this common with this mixed breed? -- Marilyn from Canada DEAR MARILYN: Sheila sounds very pretty indeed, though I’m sure the shedding is distressing. While shedding is not that common in purebred Chihuahuas, it is noted in purebred Pomeranians. According to petpom.com, Pomeranian puppies shed their baby coats between three and seven months of age, allowing their adult coats to come in. Adult (or in

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your case, young adult) Pomeranians are known to shed their undercoat. This sometimes depends on seasonal changes, but some Pomeranians, particularly indoor dogs, shed lightly all year. Unspayed females may shed at different times, as well. If Sheila is shedding fur so heavily that patches of fur are missing or her coat is so thin you can see her skin through it, take her to a veterinarian and have her checked out. Heavy shedding often indicates a medical problem. If the shedding is not severe, comb Sheila’s coat daily to prevent matting. Do keep an eye on her to see if she is showing any signs of stress or illness, and check her fur and skin closely from time to time to check for any excessive shedding or signs of irritated skin. If she has not yet been spayed, go ahead and schedule this procedure with her veterinarian. As a mixed breed, Sheila should not have puppies and so shouldn’t have to go through issues like heat cycles, which also can cause excess shedding.

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s the “F” word and its many derivations and amplifications a necessary part of each sentence? I have a friend who thinks so. He may be a “cursaholic” because it seems he is addicted to it and four or five other dandy vulgarities that have, over the years, become a part of his every conversation…and it is not becoming to him. He often brags about his 12 year-old granddaughter who is a great softball player and how much fun it is to go to her games. With the nasty tongue he so carelessly employs; I wonder how he can get through those games without being thrown out of the stadium. Bad language may sometimes be humorous and once in a great while, even appropriate. But most of the time bad language is out of place and is always unbecoming. Think about it: has anyone ever been criticized because they did not use a vulgarity? Can you imagine walking away from a conversation because someone does not use enough colorful expletives? I don’t think so. Every person you talk to judges you by the words you use; now that’s a sobering thought. When you use appropriate, polite, considerate words you are perceived as someone with intelligence and maturity. When you

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use words that are rude, juvenile or downright vulgar you are perceived as tactless, tasteless and uneducated. I know that cursing can help vent anger and frustration but it also provokes it. I know it can relieve stress, but it also creates it. Of course crude language can be clever and even funny, but it is more often simple-minded and unpleasant. No doubt you’ve listened as crude language was intended to be flirtatious but instead it was sexist and you watched as all within hearing cringed in embarrassment. Besides the embarrassment of using bad language, cursing can get you convicted in some states. Recently some guy in Michigan fell out of his canoe and started cursing - some seventy times all within hearing distance of several small children. A few weeks later he was convicted under an 1897 statute for swearing. So…tame your tongue, and control the emotions that trigger the expletives. Choose to have character and class – give up the rude, crude and lewd language of your youth and take on the language of dignity and good taste.

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hile on safari in Tanzania, dinner at many of the lodges, bush homes and camps that we visited we were served pumpkin soup to start with. While we were camping in the Serengeti NP we had the opportunity to eat a traditional East African meal of curried plantains, curried chicken (which were probably really guinea-fowl), and some pork (probably wart hogs) in a sauce. Most of the dinner meals had rice or Ugali, which is a corn mush, for the starch. I wish

I had taken more notes on all of the food but I was more into the animals. For breakfast each morning we were served a typical English breakfast buffet of bacon/sausage, grilled tomato, scrambled eggs and not so typical on an English breakfast buffet but typical in Africa, fruit galore. Because we spent most of the day in the bush we had box lunches with chicken, a hard-boiled egg, chips, and something for dissert like a candy bar/chocolate.

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The one thing that was consistent with all of our meals no matter where we were was the Chapatis (Indian flat bread), which I could never get enough of. I’ve attempted other recipes but adding the coconut milk gave them a tenderness and a little bit of sweetness without giving them a strong coconut flavor. Chapatis are used to sop up sauces and to pick up bits of food in place of a fork.

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1. When was the last time a major-league team had three consecutive league MVPs, with a different player winning each year? 2. Name the last World Series in which two pitchers hit home runs. 3. When was the last time before the 2008 season that Vanderbilt’s football team won a bowl game? 4. Name Michael Jordan’s coach during his first season in the NBA (1984-85) with the Chicago Bulls. 5. Who was the only non-goaltender to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs despite not playing for the Stanley Cup champion? 6. In what year did restrictor plates become mandated by NASCAR at the Daytona 500? 7. At the 2009 Australian Open, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal tied a record for the most times meeting in a Grand Slam final with seven. Who else holds the mark?

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1. Which rock-and-roll legend was born Ellas Otha Bates? 2. Name the first pop “boy band” created for television. 3. What is the name of the building where John Lennon died? 4. Name Elvis Presley’s first and last single records. 5. How did the group Sha Na Na get started? 6. Steppenwolf’s first big hit, “Born to be Wild,” was used in what film? (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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They strike up a torrid love affair over the summer, but come autumn, Hanna mysteriously disappears.

New DVD Releases for Week of April 13, 2009 PICK OF THE WEEK “The Reader” -- Kate Winslet. The film opens in the 1950s. Winslet plays Hanna, a 30-something tram employee. One day she crosses paths with Michael (David Kross), a 15-year-old boy.

Flash forward. Michael is in college, reading law, and is attending a trial for one of his classes. To his shock, one of the defendants is Hanna, who is on trial for being a Nazi guard in a concentration camp. The conflict of emotions that well up inside Michael affect him and his relationship with women for the rest of his life -- even his relationship with his daughter. “The Reader” is a great film. The performances are stellar, and the script and cinematography are amazing. Definite-

ly worth a look. “Lost in Austen” -- This British fourpart series recently aired on the Ovation Channel, and it is a charming and delightful and funny and heartwarming adventure that even I -- a GUY -- enjoyed. The story is about a young, modernday woman named Amanda (Jemima Rooper), a rabid Jane Austen fan who absolutely adores “Pride and Prejudice.” One day, Amanda discovers Elizabeth Bennet (Gemma Arterton), the character from “Pride and Prejudice,” in her bathroom. Apparently there is some kind of vortex in Amanda’s loo that connects the real world with the universe of the novel.

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So, Amanda leaps into the Regency Period to live out her Austen fantasy while leaving poor Lizzy behind. Amanda tries to faithfully keep the novel on track, but things don’t go as planned, and Austen’s novel begins to take a turn for the weird. TV SERIES “Skins” Vol. 2 “Knots Landing” The Complete Second Season “Wings” Final Season “Exosquad” Season One “Malcolm and Eddie” Season One “The Ruth Rendell Mysteries” Set 4 (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Feathered or feathery 2. Aegean Sea 3. Computer-aided design 4. Irish in origin, it is a cudgel that can be used as walking stick or a weapon 5. Bull Moose 6. Eyelids 7. Flags 8. “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” 9. Fernwood, Ohio 10. Twelve

APRIL 13, 2009 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Professional relationships grow stronger. But you might still need to ease some problems with someone in your personal life. One way could be to try to be less rigid in your views.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. The New York Yankees (‘61 Roger Maris; ‘62 Mickey Mantle; ‘63 Elston Howard). 2. It was 1967. Jose Santiago of Boston belted a homer in Game One; Bob Gibson of St. Louis had a round-tripper in Game Seven. 3. It was the 1955 Gator Bowl versus Auburn. 4. Kevin Loughery. 5. Winger Reggie Leach of Philadelphia in 1976. 6. It was 1988. 7. Bill Tilden and William Johnston, between 1919 and 1925.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Bo Diddley. Born in 1928, he stayed in the music scene until he suffered a stroke in 2007. He died of a heart attack in 2008. 2. The Monkees were formed for a comedy television show in 1966. They continued touring even after the show was canceled. 3. Lennon was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance to The Dakota in New York City. The Strawberry Fields memorial is across the street in Central Park. 4. “That’s Alright” (1954) and “Way Down” (1977). 5. Sha Na Na started as The Kingsmen, an a cappella group at Columbia University. The name Sha Na Na came from the lyrics of the song “Get a Job” by The Silhouettes. 6. The song was used in “Easy Rider” (1969), along with “The Pusher.”

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be too close to that perplexing personal situation to even attempt to make a rational decision about it right now. Stepping back could help you gain a wider perspective. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Being asked to choose between the positions of two friends is an unfair imposition on you. Best to reject the demand and insist they try harder to work things out on their own. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change of mind about a workplace decision might be called for once you hear more arguments, pro and con. A personal event suddenly takes an unexpected (but pleasant!) turn. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Romance once again looms large for single Leos and Leonas, with Cupid favoring Taurus and Libra to inspire those warm and fuzzy Leonine feelings. Expect another workplace change. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A surprise gift -- and, happily, with no strings attached -- could come just when you need it to avoid a delay in getting your project done. Expect education to dominate the week.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Someone close to you might ask for your support as she or he faces a demanding personal challenge. Offer it, by all means. But be careful you don’t neglect your own needs at this time. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An unexpected development could put your relationship with a partner or spouse to an emotionally demanding test. But your determination to get to the truth should save the day. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A recent agreement appears to be coming apart over the surfacing of unexpected complications. You might need to have expert advice on how to resolve the situation. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your keen business sense helps you get to the truth about a suspicious business deal. Expect to have many colleagues rally to support your efforts in this important matter. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Someone who once moved in and out of your life over the years might now want to come back in on a more permanent basis. Give yourself a lot of time to weigh your decision. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Showing frustration over a delayed workplace decision might get someone’s attention, but not necessarily make him or her move any sooner. Best advice would be to be patient and wait it out. BORN THIS WEEK: You are drawn to excitement and enjoy fast-tempo music, with the more brass, the better. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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he tax-filing deadline arrives this week. Will you be getting a refund? If so, take the time to consider how best to use it — because, when used wisely, your tax refund can give you a few added steps on the road toward achieving your financial goals. Of course, if you filed your taxes weeks ago, you might have already received a refund. But given the current economic environment, you might have kept the money in a “holding place” while you waited for an uptick in the financial markets. At any rate, if you have access to a refund this year, you now have the opportunity to put that money to good use. How? Here are a few ideas:

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Help fund your IRA. In 2008, the average federal tax refund was $2,429, according to the Internal Revenue Service. If you were to receive that amount, it would cover almost half of your IRA contribution for this year, as the annual limit is $5,000. (You can put in $6,000 if you’re 50 or older). A traditional IRA grows tax deferred, while a Roth IRA grows tax free, provided you have held your account for at least five years and don’t take withdrawals until you reach age 59-1/2. Your IRA may have taken a hit last year, but if you fund it with quality investments and avoid making withdrawals until retirement, you can take important steps to help rebuild your portfolio.

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Help build an emergency fund. You could use part of your refund for an IRA and part to help build an emergency fund. Ideally, you should have six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses in a liquid account to help pay for unexpected costs, such as a major car repair, a new furnace or a costly medical bill. Without such an emergency fund, you might be forced to dip into your long-term investments to pay for these costs — and that can hurt your progress toward your financial objectives. Help rebalance your portfolio. Based on your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals, you may have decided to put a certain percentage of your assets in “growth” vehicles and a certain percentage in incomeoriented investments. At that point, your portfolio was in equilibrium. But during the long bear market, your portfolio may have sustained enough losses to become “unbalanced.” In other words, some of your investments may have lost so much value that they no longer make up the percentage of your holdings that you had originally intended. Of course, you could wait for these investments to bounce back — and they may, given enough time — but if you wanted to speed up the rebalancing process, you could use your tax refund to add the right types of new investments to your mix. Ironic as it may seem, there may not be a better year in which to invest your refund. You can find many quality investments at reasonable prices today, so your refund can help you add extra shares to your accounts — and the more shares you own, the better off you may be when the market turns around. So put your refund to work soon. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones financial advisor. For additional information, contact:

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ll across the country, families are planting vegetable gardens. For many it’s a way to cut the cost of fresh vegetables. Others plan to can the bounty and have fresh food all winter long. No matter where you live, it’s not too late to get started on a garden of your own. Getting started: If you’re new to gardening, it’s best to start with small seedlings. Ask at your local nursery about which vegetables do better when started as young plants as opposed to seeds. Space requirements: Not everyone has access to a large growing space in the backyard. Wooden boxes on the patio or balcony can hold tomato plants, bush beans or a few rows of carrots. Investigate community gardens where each person is given a small square of land to work. If the side of your garage is the only place that gets full sun, plant there. (When planting near a house, however, it’s best to have a soil test done to be sure that lead from old paint hasn’t

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contaminated the ground. Certain types of vegetables will pull in more lead than others. Better to be safe and check in advance.) Start with a small garden area that won’t overwhelm you to tend.

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What to plant: Keep it simple and start with just a few different types. Only plant what you know your family will eat. Don’t experiment and hope that your children will suddenly develop a taste for okra just because they helped to plant and harvest it. Food that isn’t eaten is food (and your time and money) that is wasted. If your family loves green beans and carrots, grow those. Get advice: If a neighbor has had a successful garden year after year, that’s your best source of advice about soil pH, the types of vegetables that grow best and what pests to look out for. Sharing the harvest: Investigate ahead of time to find soup kitchens in your area that might want your excess vegetables. You might end up with much more than you can consume. Sell your extras: Depending on your local laws, you might be able to set up a weekend stand at the end of your driveway to sell your vegetables. 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 columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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