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“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.” -Rod Serling
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IN THE BEGINNING Nearly 50 years ago on October 2, 1959, the above words were heard for the first time by narrator, writer and producer Rod Serling on network television. It was an historical moment in television when the audience, generally accustomed to having the protagonist, antagonist and the storyline of a TV show laid out for them, were drawn into something new - an on-the-edge-ofyour-seat, engaging thinking show. What will happen next? The first “Twilight Zone” episode, “Where is Everybody?” starred Earl Holliman. Holliman’s character found himself wandering in an abandoned town while struggling to find the answers about his identity and where he was. The episode was met with rave reviews by critics and although there was immediate acceptance by influential TV critics, Serling had a rocky road ahead. All was not as easy as traveling through time and space; it was the search for a receptive audience of television viewers. After the first three episodes aired, CBS was hoping that the infant “Twilight Zone” would garner at least a rating of 20 or 21, but ranked only a dismal 16.3. As the first season chugged along, the show was able to attract enough audience to survive a brief hiatus in November, finally surpassing the competition on ABC and NBC. Now armed with an audience and truly unique story ideas, sponsors like General Foods and Kimberly-Clark stayed with the show until the end of the season.
won a prestigious Oscar, some of starring or supporting roles in the “Twilight Zone.” which are:
• Ed Wynn • Ida Lupino • Burgess Meredith • Cliff Robertson • Dennis Weaver • Comedian Shelly Berman • Roddy McDowall of the “Planet of the Apes” film series • Inger Stevens, who later starred in her own TV series, “The Farmers Daughter” When the current day show, “South • Jack Klugman of the “Odd CouPark,” became a sensation, many ple” TV series of the Hollywood ‘A Listers’ were • Anne Francis and still are clamoring for a guest • Jack Warden appearance either in voice, or as an • Art Carney of the 50’s TV series “The Honeymooner’s” animated character. • Agnes Moorehead from TV’s Movie star Mel Gibson was excited “Bewitched” to provide the voice of a barking • Mickey Rooney, movie actor and dog in one such episode. This is not current stage performer something new in TV land; in fact, throughout the “Twilight Zone” his- And then there were the up-andtory there were many notable actors comers, the newbies trying to spread and actresses who gladly stepped in their acting wings, so to speak, and front of the camera to interpret Rod gain valuable experience. Serling Serling’s unusual twist on life and gave many of the new kids on the block a chance, and he certainly had the human condition. an eye for talent.
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• Elizabeth Montgomery, “Bewitched” • Dick York, “Bewitched “ • Peter Falk, “Detective Colombo” • Dennis Hopper, actor • Robert Duvall, actor • Martin Landau, “Mission Impossible “ • Richard Beacon, “Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Leave it to Beaver” • John McGiver, “Midnight Cowboy” • Leonard Nimoy, “Star Trek” • George Takei, “Star Trek” • Robert Redford, actor • Carol Burnett, comedian and actress William Shatner, yes the infamous Captain Kirk himself; also of late starring in the successful “Boston Legal” series, portrayed an airline passenger in the 1963-1964 season episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Shatner’s character sees a creature on the wing of the airplane he’s on staring at him through the window while in flight. Although The Twilight Zone... Continued on Page 3
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he tried to alert the crew and passengers of the situation, the creature was never seen by anyone else, causing him to doubt his own sanity. Shatner takes matters into his own hands by grabbing a .44 from an air marshal and shooting the creature. The 1983 “Twilight Zone” movie remade the episode. This time the disturbed passenger on the brink of insanity was played by John Lithgow of the TV series “3rd Rock from the Sun.”
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As TV and movie special effects that we’ve become accustomed to were not yet developed in the late 50’s and early 60’s, Serling often relied on themes based partly on reality with just enough fantasy to make them, as one of the show’s writers put it, “almost believable.” Time travel was a “Twilight Zone” staple, and Serling used it frequently but always with a twist to keep each episode fresh and lacking sameness. In one such episode, the famed silent film era comedian, Buster Keaton, played a science lab janitor in the 1890’s and used a “special” helmet to travel to the future.
SERLING MAKES HIS POINT The story lines were not just about the unusual, bizarre or unbelievable fantasy, they also dealt with many of society’s problems in a subtle way. During the show’s run, network executives refused to air shows that dealt with themes such as racism, hate, and in one case Serling wrote a script about human euthanasia where a small town would send the elderly off for extermination. As a result, Serling substituted, or shifted the story line slightly and integrated his unique
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style of science fiction to get his point across to the viewing public.
nally only ran for five years from 1959 through 1964, it’s had a few revivals since:
• 1983: “Twilight Zone: The MovIn one of the most popular episodes, ie” “The World of Darkness,” Maxine • 1985-1989: ﬁrst revival of the Stewart played a hideously ugly television series woman who is hidden by bandag• 1994: “Rod Serling’s Lost Clases throughout most of the episode. sics” She undergoes numerous surgeries to transform her into a beautiful • 2002-2003: second revival of the woman played by Donna Douglas, television series future actor in “Beverly Hillbillies.” The surprising result was that the The second revival of the series only ugly woman was really a beautiful lasted one season, but diehard fans woman surrounded by a society of are still out there in the ‘zone’ viewhideously ugly people. Serling pre- ing and re-viewing seasons availviews this episode the week before able through television and many by calling it “The eye of the behold- internet sites. Some youth of today have an appreciation for the “Twier.” light Zone” series, black and white Rod Serling’s widow, Carolyn Ser- film notwithstanding. References ling, said in an interview, “If it was to the series are found on You Tube a Republican or Democrat [politi- and all over the internet. cian] they couldn’t say it. I mean, he wanted to deal with the issues of the day. We’re looking at bigotry, racism, prejudice, nuclear war, ethics, witch-hunts, loneliness. All of these things were verboten. He had “You unlock this door with the key said, ‘you know, you can put these of imagination. Beyond it is another words into the mouth of a Martian dimension: a dimension of sound, and get away with it,’” And, get a dimension of sight, a dimension away with it he did for five success- of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of ful seasons. things and ideas; you’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.” Although the popular series origi-
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acters or tales you recall because you never learned to love reading? Across the country there are too many children who haven’t formed a relationship with the printed page. But there’s a solution, and you can help. Consider becoming a reading tutor for a young child. Experience Corps [www.experiencecorps.org] has had some wonderful results with its award-winning program. With groups in 23 cities, it matched senior volunteer tutors with young children last year and had signiﬁcant results: The students paired with a senior tutor made 60 percent more progress than other students in two important areas, comprehension
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• On May 16, 1849, the New York City Board of Health is ﬁnally able to establish a hospital to deal with a cholera epidemic that, before it ends, kills more than 5,000 people. The epidemic began in Dec. 1, 1848, when a shipload of passengers arrived from France. On board were the bodies of seven passengers who had died from cholera on the journey. • On May 14, 1913, pitcher Walter “The Big Train” Johnson throws his record 56th consecutive scoreless inning, leading his Washington Senators to victory over the St. Louis Browns, 10-5, at Sportsman’s
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• one of America’s most popular floors • versatile • can add warmth and character to any room • rich and inviting • beautiful to live with • easy to care for • add value to your home at resale time • more diverse and delightful than ever The number of hardwood choices, patterns, colors, textures and price points can intimidate even the most experienced shopper. Knowing the basic styles can provide you with a firm foundation upon which to begin your hardwood-shopping journey. Choosing your ideal hardwood style is all about knowing the right combination of aesthetics, performance and budget that meets the needs of your lifestyle. Here are a list of the different types of styles along with the attributes for each:
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There are also different types of finishes available. You can chose from pre-ﬁnished or job site finished. Pre-finished, means just that the hardwood being installed has already been finished at the manufacturers prior to shipping. The job site finished is literally sanded and finished after the wood has been installed in your home. What type of finish you choose depends on how you are going to use the room, lower gloss or matte levels- better for active rooms because it minimizes dirt and scratches. A high gloss finish would be used for a more formal décor.
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The pre-finished wood is a hard, durable, urethane-based finishes with chips of Aluminum Oxide added to increases the urethane finish’s life. In the factory ﬁnished (pre-ﬁnished) there as many as 6-10 coats of a ultra-violet (UV) cured urethane, versus the 2 to 3 for on-site finishes. In addition, the factory finishes are more consistent and durable. In addition to the species, finish and stain, you can also choose the various board widths for you hardwood floor. The narrower board widths are called “strips” and wider boards called “planks” . The board width visually impacts a room, the narrow boards expand a room while the wider boards work well in a larger room.
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ardwood is one of the most popular and fastest growing floor covering choices. The natural characteristics of wood add depth and a visual appearance that many other types of floors try to duplicate. Rich, inviting hardwood floors can add value to your home at resale time. Hardwood types, options and applications are more diverse than ever. Manufacturer’s now have the ability to produce better quality finishes and superior construction techniques.
Styles are result of the species available such as red oak, white oak, maple, cherry, white ash, hickory or pecan. Each species has unique graining and texture and the graining on the boards determined by the way it has been cut. There are two types of cutting processes. Sliced Cut” -more uniform pattern and “Rotary Cut”- displays a larger and bolder graining pattern.
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lease take a moment to meet Edgar. He is about 1 year old and a sweet, sweet dog! He is from a large rescue where he didn’t receive much one on one attention. He was not abused but never had that special time with his owner. He is good with children and other dogs, however, we are not sure about cats. He’s learning how to walk on a leash. We think he is part Border Collie and Heeler. He is mostly black with some white and brown too on his legs. Edgar is not a real large dog but would be considered on the smaller side of a medium sized dog. If you are interested in adopting Edgar into your heart and home please call SAINT Animal Rescue located in Calhan. Our phone number is 541-3099 but you might need to use the 719 area code.
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will explain any fees or additional requirements for adoption. When it’s time to find your new cat, look over each prospect closely and ask plenty of questions. How old is the cat? Is it already sterilized? What is its general temperament (sometimes hard to tell in a stressed environment)? Does it have any known health issues? Shelter personnel will give you as much information as they can about each cat.
DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I am planning to adopt a cat, and I have decided that the local shelter is the best place to do so -- not classiﬁed ads or a cat breeder. Do you have any advice on things to look for? -- Sally in Branson, Mo. DEAR SALLY: First, congratulations on your decision. I agree that the local shelter is often the best place to look for a new cat. Shelters always have many pets looking for a home, but besides that, many of them offer pet ownership classes and discounts or rebates for medical procedures such as spaying/neutering. You likely will be asked a few questions by the shelter personnel before you can even go and look at a pet. They need to make sure you are able to care for a cat throughout its life. Shelters do not allow college students or vacationers to adopt. They also
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Give prospects a visual once-over from nose to tail. Healthy cats have a clean nose with no wheezing, white teeth and pink gums, clear and lively eyes, and clean ears. Lift the tail and check for signs of diarrhea or distress such as swelling. The fur should be fluffy and clean with no bare patches, and not ratty- or spiky-looking. Watch how it moves, runs and plays. Once you’ve adopted a new companion, schedule a veterinary appointment as soon as possible for a physical checkup to make sure your cat is as healthy as possible.
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I love the way that brining with salt and spices seasons ordinary meats and vegetables. The combination of salt, black pepper and sugar provides a spicy, sultry burst of ﬂavor that tickles your tongue. If you’re a foodie, salt is sexy.
alt has been used since ancient times and in many ways, from a condiment and a preservative to a valuable form of currency. Roman soldiers were paid in salt. The English word for salary is derived from the Latin word “salarium,” which means “payment in salt.” Salt was once so difﬁcult to obtain that it was the catalyst for several wars. Now everything old is new again, and salt is no exception. Sea salt, which is, well, as old as the sea, has become a fashionable, trendy ingredient. It’s the reigning queen of the culinary world, and that popularity has increased its price. Sea salt is imported from around the world and comes in a ﬂavorful assortment of vibrant colors, including French gray, Peruvian pink, Hawaiian red and Indian black. Combining salt with water and spices to make a brining solution is a delicious way to add ﬂavor to your meal preparation. Brining meats provides moisture by hydrating the cells of the meat’s muscle tissue. That’s why brining turkey and chicken makes the meat so moist. Brining is also used during the cheese-making process, and as a preservative for a variety of vegetables. My vegetable bin often contains what I call “sad” vegetables. Perhaps the cucumbers or the celery aren’t as crisp, or there’s one or two unloved radishes or carrots left over. Brining the vegetables gives them a savory ﬂavor, a vibrant color and preserves them. My slightly wrinkled mushrooms, squash or eggplants, the neglected broccoli or cauliﬂower or that bunch of limp herbs is rejuvenated in this zesty brine. It also provides me with a new way to present a colorful array of vegetables at the dinner table.
BRINED CUCUMBER AND RADISH SALAD 6 cups water 1 teaspoon sugar 4 large garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 pound Kirby cucumbers 1/2 pound radishes, trimmed and quartered 1 cup loosely packed ﬂat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Boil water, sugar, garlic, peppercorns and 3 tablespoons salt in a 4-quart pot, uncovered, for 10 minutes. While brine is boiling, halve cucumbers lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Remove brine from heat and add cucumbers and radishes. Let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes, then drain in a colander, discarding garlic and peppercorns. Transfer cucumbers and radishes to a bowl of ice and cold water to cool, then drain well in colander. Toss cucumbers and radishes with parsley, oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and chill, uncovered, about 20 minutes. Makes 4 servings. The salad can be made ahead and refrigerated. Delicious when served with broiled or pan-seared ﬁsh. Recipe courtesy of Epicurious.com. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is an awardwinning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of ﬁve cookbooks. Her new inspirational book is “10 Ingredients for a Joyous Life and a Peaceful Home,” co-written with Pastor Salem Robinson Jr. She’s the executive producer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!” television cooking show. Visit her Web site at www.divapro.com. The Kitchen Diva! is brought to you by Eggland’s Best, www.egglandsbest. com.
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2 large eggs, separated 1 C. buttermilk 1 C. fresh squeezed orange juice ¼ C. orange zest 4 T. unsalted butter, melted ½ tsp. almond extract maple or orange flavored syrup Preheat a waffle iron. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, nuts, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a mixing bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until soft, glossy peaks form. In another bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk, juice, zest, butter, and almond extract. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, fold in the egg whites. Spoon about 1 cup of the batter on to the hot waffle iron. Close the lid. Bake until the waffle is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Remove with a fork. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve hot with your favorite maple or orange syrup.
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he nuttiness of these waffles is balanced out by the sweetness of the oranges. The aroma when you bake these will fill your entire house and is sure to lure all the sleepy heads out of bed. If there happens to be any left over I love to store them in an airtight container and pop them in the toaster the next morning and smother them with butter. 1 C. all-purpose flour 1 C. whole-wheat flour 2/3 C. chopped hazelnuts ¼ C. packed brown sugar 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt
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hen making dough each ingredient is used for a specific reason. Bread flour is a high in gluten, which will form when mixing. The more you mix the more gluten formation. That’s good up to a point because the bread can start to get tough. The butter can be replaced with other fats/oil. The butter will make the bread tender. For some types of bread you can leave it out. The salt keeps the yeast under control. The sugar feeds the yeast. The yeast of course makes the bread rise. When at higher altitudes you want to use more which seems backwards. When you think about it there is less pressure to fight the yeast from rising. If it rises too much like a cake it will fall. This would also apply to anything that has a leavening agent. And the water hydrates everything.
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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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In 1874, the same year that Dyer moved to Monument, Jackson stopped brieﬂy and ordained four elders to begin the Monument Community Presbyterian Church. The original building, completed in 1881, still stands at the corner of Third and Jefferson and is now called the Sheldon Jackson Chapel. This program is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the colorful history of Colorado and the Tri-Lakes area. Visit our website at www.ci.palmer-lake. co.us/plhs/.
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The Palmer Lake Historical Society has placed a plaque in his memory on the front of the Tri-Lakes CARES building, where Dyer’s house once stood. The
Reverend Sheldon Jackson, a Presbyterian Missionary, known as “The Wild Horseman of the Rockies,” spent several years in the west, including Colorado, before traveling north to minister to miners and settlers in the Alaskan wilderness.
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lease join the Palmer Lake Historical Society at 7:00 pm on May 21, 2009, at the Palmer Lake Town Hall for an informational evening with The Reverend John Snyder, who will discuss two famous and colorful preachers that brought religion to the mining camps and settlements in Colorado. Father John Dyer, a Methodist minister known as the “Snowshoe Itinerant,” used snowshoes to travel through deep mountain snows to reach high country mining camps. In 1874 he came to Monument, where he built a house and held Methodist services there and at outlying settlements for two years.
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Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts is dedicated to creating community partnerships for demonstrating, teaching, exhibiting and promoting the arts and humanities. The Center is an advocate for artistic growth in the community. It offers programs that benefit residents, businesses, students, artists, art lovers and all who are inspired by the arts. TLCA is a non-proﬁt 501(c)3 organization located at 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133. Information is available at 719-481-0475, info@ trilakesarts.org or www.trilakesarts.org .
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Wendy Woo continues to play to sold out venues every week as she displays a blend of soul, vibrancy, and wild child attitude. She will draw you in and hold you there with her voice which is simultaneously intimate and assured. Her songs are wide-ranging in style but always pure in emotion: from down and dirty blues to defiant ex-lover funks to summer day sambas to wistful ballads. Woo’s guitarplaying includes fretwork riffs so unusual they always generate cheers. Her talent has not gone unnoticed as she has broadcasted nationally for the Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network and the Food Network, a documentary for Discovery Channel, and sings the theme song for “Good Day Colorado,” on Denver’s Fox affiliate. She is also part of national sports retailer Title Nine’s Emerging Women Artist series.
In 2002, Robin Hoch joined her first band, Jelly Roll. It was during her time with Jelly Roll that she learned everything she would need to know to play music professionally. Some of this includes learning about gear, sound and the lingo of the trade. After three years, in September of 2005, Robin went on to play in a jazz trio by the name of the Mighty Fines and also a group called the Lovely and Talented, both of which she played with for nearly three years. Robin primarily sang in these bands, prior to joining Lovely and talented Robin sang back-up vocals on the band’s debut album, and in 2007 Robin began to incorporate her skill on viola into the sound of the band. Robin has been writing songs for a few years, but it wasn’t until Robin joined the Wendy Woo band in August of 2008 that she wrote an entire song, “Saving Grace.” Along with playing the viola and guitar, Robin also sings in the Wendy Woo band.
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endy Woo and Robin Hock will be performing at the TriLakes Center for the Arts on Friday, June 5, 2009. Doors open at 7:00 PM for a 7:30 PM show. Tickets are $12 TLCA members, $15 non-members and are available at The Wine Seller (719-4813019) and Covered Treasures Bookstore (719-481-2665) in Monument and TLCA (719-481-0475) in Palmer Lake. Advance purchase is recommended. Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts is located at 304 Colorado Highway 105 in Palmer Lake, 719-481-0475. For further information, visit the website at www.trilakesarts.org .
During this economic downturn, there is a silver lining. The cost of material goods is lower now than it has been for years. The cost for labor has also been reduced signiﬁcantly. The result for residential homeowners is the cost of remodeling is at an all-time low. If you remodel during this window of opportunity, you will realize a huge return on your investment. When our economy turns around, as it has several times before, the old adage “Buy Low, Sell High” can really apply to the value that will be added to your home.
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1. MOVIES: “The Sound of Music” features how many von Trapp children? 2. MUSIC: Which 1970s band released the hit “Smoke on the Water”? 3. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first U.S. president to be photographed? 4. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of creature would belong in the order Chelonia? 5. GEOGRAPHY: The island of Grenada is closest to the coast of which South American country? 6. TELEVISION: Who was the longtime host of “Soul Train”? 7. HISTORY: What was an oast house used for? 8. LITERATURE: What was Ernest Hemingway’s first novel? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: To which British queen was the Koh-i-noor diamond given? 10. GAMES: What card game is the older game of whist most akin to?
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1. Name three of the four Florida Marlins pitchers who have tossed a no-hitter. 2. Lou Brock stole at least 30 bases a year for how many consecutive seasons? 3. How many seasons did it take football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant to win a national championship at Alabama? 4. Only two players have backto-back NBA Slam Dunk Contest crowns. Name them. 5. When was the last time the Original Six NHL teams all made the playoffs in the same season? 6. How many World Cup men’s soccer finals have ended in shootouts? 7. Between 1947 and 1953, how many times did Jersey Joe Walcott fight for the world heavyweight championship? (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.
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1. What instrument was used to play “The Third Man Theme” in the classic film noir movie of the same name? 2. Which James Bond movie used Carly Simon’s 1977 hit “Nobody Does It Better” for its theme song? 3. Which song by The Vogues was used as the theme music on the second season of “The Drew Carey Show”? 4. What was the original title of the McCoys’ song “Hang On Sloopy”? 5. Name the Chic song that reached the No. 1 spot on the charts three times in two months. 6. Who sang chart-topper “This Used to Be My Playground,” and when? (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.
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however, when his teenage daughter is kidnapped by white slavers, and Mills is thrust into the mission of his life -- ﬁnding and rescuing his little girl. If “Taken” were made 20 years ago, it probably would have starred Harrison Ford (“Gimmie Back My Daughter!”).
New DVD Releases for Week of May 11, 2009 PICKS OF THE WEEK “Taken” -- Written and produced by Luc Besson (“The Professional,” “La Femme Nikita,” “The Transporter”), “Taken” is a fast-paced adventure thriller. Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative who has given up a life of danger and intrigue in order to spend more time with his family. Things go higgledy-piggledy,
The action scenes are well-done, and thanks to Neeson’s superb acting chops, what could have been a series of laughable plot holes and situations are made believable. Although the ﬁlm isn’t at the same level of quality as, say, “Casino Royale” or the “Bourne” movies, “Taken” is well worth a look.
DOG OF THE WEEK “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” -Whoof! What is that SMELL? Oh, it’s just “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,” the third
(and sadly probably not the last) in this series of movies depicting the centuries-old feud between vampires and werewolves. For hundreds of years, the Lycans (werewolves) have been oppressed by the vampires, who are ruled by Viktor (Bill Nighy). But a deliverer named Lucian (Michael Sheen) has rallied the werewolves to take on Vicktor and his fetish-leathered crew. Helping Lucian is a vampire named Sonja (Rhona Mitra), so what could’ve been an awesome ﬂick about vampires and werewolves stomping the bejabbers out of each other instead gets bogged down by a lame story about Forbidden Love. And I do mean bogged down. The characters spend waaayyy too much time yapping and not enough time whomping. Seriously. Avoid this movie. It’s boring and tedious and awful and will give you lupus.
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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Before you decide to close down a problemloaded project and make a fresh start with someone else, try once more to reach a compromise with your balky partner. He or she might surprise you.
1. Seven 2. Deep Purple 3. John Quincy Adams 4. Turtles, terrapins and tortoises 5. Venezuela 6. Don Cornelius 7. Drying hops used in making beer and ale 8. “The Sun Also Rises” (1926) 9. Queen Victoria 10. Bridge
MAY 11, 2009 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good week to look at healing bruised feelings and re-establishing weakened relationships. It’s also a good week to start new projects and make new job-linked contacts.
SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Al Leiter (1996), Kevin Brown (1997), A.J. Burnett (2001) and Anibal Sanchez (2006). 2. Fourteen seasons (1964-77). 3. It came in his fourth season (1961). 4. Michael Jordan (1987-88) and Jason Richardson (2002-03). 5. It was in 1996. 6. Two -- 1994 (Brazil over Italy) and 2006 (Italy over France). 7. Eight times -- twice against Joe Louis (two losses), four times against Ezzard Charles (2-2) and twice versus Rocky Marciano (0-2).
FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. A zither, unknown to American audiences before the song came out. The instrumental stayed at the top of the charts for 11 weeks in 1950. 2. “The Spy Who Loved Me.” 3. “Five O’Clock World,” which reached No. 4 on the charts in 1965. 4. Originally titled “My Girl Sloopy” after a singer in the band, Dorothy Sloop, the song hit No. 1 in 1965. 5. “Le Freak” kept getting bounced off the top slot, but recovered and stayed for three weeks in January 1979. 6. Madonna, in 1992. The song was included on her “Erotica” album, which went double platinum.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Music and art dominate the week, giving the sensual Bovine a lot to appreciate. On the practical side, deal ﬁrmly, but fairly, with those who might try to undermine your work efforts. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Good feelings continue to ﬂow from your recent efforts to reconnect with family and friends. But be ready to defuse a dispute before it can disrupt all that peace and harmony. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A practical view of a romanticized situation could help to clarify some of its more confusing aspects before you make a decision that could be tough to undo later on. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Pay more attention to what a recent spate of workplace criticism might say about your performance and not what you think it implies about you personally. Some ﬂexibility might be called for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) With new information, and new promises of support (not to mention growing selfconﬁdence), this could be a good time to restart a project you couldn’t quite handle before.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) While you continue earning points for your sharp negotiating skills, be alert for an attempt to undercut your efforts. You’ll need to provide solid facts and ﬁgures to stay in the game. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A minor health problem might cause you to ease up on your usually busy schedule. But you’ll soon be back in the saddle and ready to pick up the reins and charge ahead. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The adventurous Sea Goat might be eager to take on a new challenge. But before you do, you might want to take some time to check out previously overlooked factors. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A feeling of being overwhelmed by all that you have to do can be eased by setting priorities. Deal with the most urgent and time-sensitive situations ﬁrst, and then work down the line. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Creating a calm, peaceful place for yourself in the middle of a roiling emotional whirlpool this week starts when you, and no one else, decide how to make decisions about your life. BORN THIS WEEK: Your determination to stick with your principles wins the admiration of everyone who knows you. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Caring for a parent or spouse is an act of love most people offer without hesitation. If you are not prepared, however, it can become physically and financially draining. Long term care insurance is one of the best ways to help protect the financial security of someone who needs long term care. There are many policies from which to choose. We can help determine which policy may best fit your needs. Call your financial advisor today for details. Adam R Grayson Financial Advisor .
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o you have school-age children? If so, the end of the school year means that your kids are now one year closer to college. That means you have even more incentive to launch a college savings strategy — which is essential these days. During a tough economy, states are scrambling to meet budget shortfalls. As a result, state legislatures may be forced to scale back their support to public colleges and universities, which in turn may raise their tuition. Furthermore, college endowments have been hit hard by the ﬁnancial crisis; from July through November 2008, endowments suffered more than $94 billion in investment losses, according to a survey by the National Association of College and University Business Ofﬁcers and Commonfund Inc. Private colleges and universities, which are especially dependent on endowment income, are slashing budgets and warning that continued endowment declines could lead to ﬁnancial aid cutbacks. Obviously, you can’t control the economy, state legislators’ actions or the fortunes of endowment funds. But here are some things you can do to help prepare yourself for those future college bills: Contribute to a Section 529 savings plan. In a 529 plan, you invest money in speciﬁc securities, managed by professionals. Contribution limits are high, and all withdrawals are free from federal income taxes, as long as the money is used for qualiﬁed higher education expenses. Withdrawals for other types of expenses may be subject to federal and state taxes plus a 10 percent penalty. In addition, contributions are tax-deductible in certain states for residents who
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participate in their own state’s plan. Because tax issues for 529 plans can be complex, you will want to consult with your tax advisor. Of course, if you already have a 529 plan, your savings probably took a pretty big hit last year and in the ﬁrst few months of this year, as well. In response to the downturn in the ﬁnancial markets, the IRS has ruled that, for 2009 only, 529 plan account owners can make investment changes twice in the calendar year, rather than just once. This gives you more opportunities to rebalance your 529 plan investments in a way that could help reduce the effects of volatility. Open a Coverdell Education Savings Account. Depending on your income level, you can contribute up to $2,000 annually to a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA). Your Coverdell earnings and withdrawals will be tax-free, provided you use the money for qualiﬁed education expenses. (Any non-qualiﬁed withdrawals from a Coverdell ESA may be subject to federal and state taxes, plus a 10 percent penalty.) You can fund your Coverdell ESA with virtually any type of investment — stocks, bonds, certiﬁcates of deposit, etc. Open a custodial account. You can place assets in a custodial account — a UGMA or UTMA account — for your child’s college education. Although your child will own the account as soon as it is established, you have control of it until the child reaches the age of majority, usually 18. At that point, your child can collect the assets — which again can be in the form of almost any type of investment — and use the money for college. Whichever vehicles you choose to create a college fund, start soon. In building your savings to meet the high costs of higher education, time is your greatest ally. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones ﬁnancial advisor. For additional information, contact:
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Seeking Board of Director Applicants for Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. MVEA is seeking applicants to serve on the Board of Directors as the representative for District 7. Director Gary Martin has resigned effective April 2009 due to a career opportunity that required him to relocate outside the area. A new director will be appointed to serve out the remainder of his term. Applicants must be members and reside in District 7. This area includes the town of Monument and portions of Woodmoor and surrounding areas. The legal description of District 7 is: All of Townships 11 and 12 South in Range 67 West and all of Township 12 South in Range 66 West, El Paso County, Colorado, lying within the Association’s service territory. Please refer to the territory map on MVEA’s web site at www.mvea.org and go under “About Us.” You may also contact a consumer relations representative at 719-495-2283 to make certain you reside in District 7.
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If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to our web site and click on the “District 7 Director Search” link or e-mail requests for information and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may return your application and resume by e-mail or mail to the address below to the attention of Board President, Joseph Martin. If you wish to speak to someone about the position, please contact Joseph Martin at 719-494-2686.
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inding your Dream Home or Investment Property is a fun and easy process if you organize your thoughts and have a plan. Here are some hints on how to search for the home that is perfect for your family or your portfolio. 1. Talk to a Lender! Just a simple phone call to the lender of your choice will save you hours of looking at homes that are not in the right price range! A lender can give you a ballpark figure if you let them know how much you earn and the monthly payment amount you want to spend! ALWAYS do this ﬁrst! 2. Searching the Internet for Active Listings Most people want to begin their preliminary home search on-line. Searching on-line makes a buyer anonymous and also gives buyers a chance to search through listings leisurely in order to make their “feature list”. Search the Entire MLS: www.CoSpringsMLS.com Search all Listings in the Tri-Lakes Area: www.TriLakesMLS.info 3. The Feature List The “Feature List” is the most important step in making a Home Search FUN! Without your “Gotta Have It” List and
The “Gotta Have It” List: This is the list of features on which you can’t compromise. These would be things like: a fenced backyard (if you have animals), a master bedroom on the main level (if you are not able to climb stairs), the school district (if you have children), a large dining room (if the table you have is large), etc. The “Would Love to Have It” List: This is the list of features that you would like to have, but it wouldn’t break the deal if the property didn’t have them. These are usually items like: a ﬁreplace, a Jacuzzi tub, a deck, kitchen appliances in a particular color, etc. 4. Choosing the right Real Estate Agent to help you find the perfect dream home or investment property that fits your needs. Whether or not your home buying experience is pleasant, calm and organized depends greatly on who you hire to help you with the transaction. Remember that the Buyer’s Agent works for you, but is paid by the Seller, so there is no cost to you for their services. Most importantly, you must feel comfortable with your agent. You should never feel pushed to make a decision before you are ready. (You must also remember that agents don’t make any money unless you buy, so also show courtesy by hiring an agent only after you are sure you are ready to purchase a property.) Choose an agent who takes the time to find out EXACTLY what you a looking for. The agent sometimes needs to be the strongarm in reminding you to stick to your “Gotta Haves and Really Wants” Lists. A good Agent wants you to remember them and recommend them to your friends after the sale. So it’s important to a good agent that you are completely thrilled with your purchase long after the closing date! For further information, please feel free to call Robyn Graham at RE/MAX Properties, Inc. 719-216-4421 or email me at Homes@RobynGraham.com
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hile everyone is trying hard to save a dollar these days, there are some things you should not to buy at yard sales, church sales or thrift shops. Here are some examples: • Stained clothing, unless you can tell at a glance that it will be easy to get out. • Clothing without a laundry-care tag.
authority may be appropriate in unusual circumstances involving, for example, one parent’s absence or severe mental illness. Parenting time is an area where parents often have trouble determining what is in the child’s best interests. A child ‘s best interests regarding parenting time is not merely a competition between parents to see who can win the most parenting time. It is becoming common for Courts to give equal parenting time to both parents, even with very young children. It is difficult to argue against a child’s spending as much time as possible with both parents.
If parents cannot agree on parenting time, a Court may appoint a parenting time evaluator who will investigate and report to the Court with a recommendation as to the child’s best interests. The evaluator must meet certain standards and is usually a mental health professional (psychologist).
In all cases involving children a “Parenting Plan” must be submitted to the Court.
One of the best things you can do to show that you are serious about parenting time is to meet your child support obligation.
olorado no longer uses the term “Child Custody”. Instead, such matters are referred to as “Parental Responsibilities”. Parental Responsibilities are divided into “Parental Decision Making” and “Parenting Time”.
A Court will approve the Parenting Plan if it is in the ”best interests” of the child. The parenting plan must include provisions for parental decision-making and parenting time. Parental decision-making involves decisions that affect the child such as where the child goes to school, what church the child attends, what doctor the child sees, etc. Parental decision-making can be joint or sole. Parents usually agree on joint decision-making. Even if parents cant’ agree on much, they usually can agree on what is best for the child. Joint decisionmaking involves the parents consulting with each other and coming to an agreement about what action is in the child’s best interests. Sole decision-making
• Bed linens and mattresses. Bedbugs are becoming an epidemic in some parts of the country, and it’s not worth taking a chance for a low-cost set of sheets. Watch the sales in discount stores and buy when the price is even lower. • Puzzles and toys with the parts tossed in a box. Unless you want to put it all together right there, you could get home and ﬁnd that you don’t have all of it. • Shoes for children. Rule of thumb for kids is: Dress them in rags but put good shoes on their feet. The younger the child, the more important this is. By putting someone else’s shoes on a foot that’s still developing, you can set the child up for potential foot problems down the road. • New shoes for adults: If someone has donated a new pair of shoes, chances are they weren’t comfortable. If you really want them, walk around the store in them to make sure they’ll feel OK over time. • Dishware with scratches. There could be bacteria embedded in the scratches that you’ll never get out. Skip metalware too, such as baking pans, especially if they have rust. • Any electronics you can’t try out completely in the store. A “works
Child custody law is the same as other law. You must remember that: you may not understand the law; you may not like it; and you may not think its fair; but it’s the law! Chris Meyer is an attorney practicing family law in northern El Paso county. Chris’ law practice is limited to domestic relations cases. Chris has been practicing law since 1977. He is a former prosecutor and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Florida, California and Wisconsin. Chris can be contacted at 719-4889395. Chris’s website (www.cmeyerlaw.com) has additional divorce and family law information including links to 25 other articles he has written.
ﬁne” note on the item doesn’t mean it actually works, or it could mean that only some of the components work. In some areas it costs money to take unwanted electronics to the dump, and some charity shops won’t take them if they don’t work. Test before you buy. More hints: • Look for name brands. The item will likely be of a better quality. It’s a bonus if you ﬁnd new tags still on it, but even so, check carefully for tears or seam problems in clothing. • If you want to hunt for bargains, go to thrift stores or church sales in higher-end neighborhoods or towns. The merchandise that’s donated will be of a better quality.
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