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The word father comes from before the 12th century and is extrapolated from Old English “fader,” as well as German “Fater” and Latin “Pater.” It literally means a man who has begotten a child or sired a child; God or the first person of the Trinity, and can be used as a term of respect, often indicating reverence for another man’s experiences and knowledge. Paradoxically, “my old man” is used irreverently but only in English.

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It would be hard to dispute that over time the role of fathers, like that of mothers, has become more complicated. Gone are the days of the hunters and gatherers whose major fathering activity involved teaching their coming of age sons how to provide for the family. Now fathers ‘bring home the bacon,’ and work alongside mothers ‘frying it up in the pan,’ as the song goes. Many dads can now be seen changing diapers, feeding and bathing the kids, attending games or school functions, reading bedtime stories and providing more daily care overall.

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Day was supported by most of the populace, whereas Father’s Day was seen by many to be an attempt to clutter up the calendar with holidays, along with such ideas as Secretaries Day, Grandparent’s Day and Groundhog Day. It was not until 1966 that Father’s Day became a federal holiday when President Lyndon Johnson issued a presidential proclamation. It was first supported by Calvin Coolidge in 1924, but was subjected to so much ridicule that it was considered an unpopular idea and was not pursued. International Men’s Day is celebrated on November 19th in many countries as an alternative to Father’s Day.

DADS SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE

Many child development experts believe the influence of a father on his children is most critical from the ages of six to 14. Former President George W. Bush agrees. He wrote, “By providing their sons and daughters with a positive example, fathers help give their children the necessary foundation they need to make wise decisions throughout their lives.” • Author A.A. Milne wrote the Pooh stories for his son and, as it turns out, all the world to share. • JRR Tolkein wrote long letters to his children. • Martin Luther King left a powerful legacy for his children as well as the world. • Michael Jordan, basketball player, taught his children and has been a role model for others on the value of perseverance and self-discipline. • Actor Brad Pitt has fathered several children, adopted others and has helped fight poverty.

Father’s Day was not created, as frequently thought, by Hallmark. It began in the early 1900’s when it was introduced by Sonora Smart Dodd who wanted to honor her father with an official day of celebration. William Jackson Smart was a Civil War hero and raised his children after his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. Sonora, being the eldest of the six, helped her father raise her siblings and thought very highly of her father and his accomplishments. She felt • Fathers such as Mike Brady from the “Brady that fathers needed to be recognized as well as Bunch,” Charles Ingalls of “Little House on the Prairie” and Cliff Huxtable of “The Bill Cosby mothers. Show” were such positive role models that some The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, would say they likely skewed our perceptions

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and made us wish for parents as perfect as they were. Even George Jetson of “The Jetsons” ferried his children to their various activities while trying to impress his boss with his commitment to his job. He was an early example of what we have come to expect from the modern father - a multitasker! • Then there are the not so positive role models, e.g., Homer Simpson of “The Simpsons,” whose clueless bumbling mocks the father role; and Archie Bunker of “All in the Family” who could make the audience laugh and cringe at the same time at his outrageous opinions about people and ‘family values.’

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Father time is a common image used to depict the passing of time. His image is usually depicted as an older man similar to the Grim Reaper or Cronos, the Greek god of time, holding an hourglass and a scythe. A scythe is an old agricultural tool that was used to cut grasses but is sometimes depicted as a weapon as in when it is held by the Grim Reaper.

FOUNDING FATHERS

The founding fathers of the United States are considered to be the political leaders who signed the Declaration of Independence, or participated in some way in the American Revolution, or drafted the U.S. Constitution. Nonetheless, George Washington was a significant figure thought of as a founding father, as well as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Adams, John Jay and Benjamin Franklin. • Senator Warren G. Harding is credited with coining the phrase “Founding Fathers” when he spoke at the Republican National Convention in 1916. • John Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence and did it with such drama

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IF NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, WHAT OR WHOM IS THE FATHER? Some say the true father of invention was Ben Franklin who invented a little thing called electricity, the Franklin stove, bifocal glasses, the odometer, a flexible urinary catheter and another famous contribution called the U.S. Constitution. In many cases, credit for fathering goes to more than one person; that is, credit for fathering a principle, field of study or an invention.

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There are numerous “dad” movies out there to enjoy watching with or without dad: • “Three Men and a Baby” – a 1987 oldie but goodie with famous dads Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg • The 2008 Indiana Jones adventure, “The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” features Indy (played by Harrison Ford) discovering he’s the father of a young man named Mutt Williams who initiates the latest adventure. Or there’s the 1989 feature “The Last Crusade” where Indiana has to search for his missing father who is searching for the missing Holy Grail. His father is played by Sean Connery. • Big Fish – Ewan McGregor plays son of Albert Finney’s character Ed Bloom who attempts to reconcile his father’s

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• Television – Philo T. Farnsworth (image dissector) and Vladimir Zworykin (iconoscope) • Modern computer – Alan Turing • Wilhelm Schickard – invented the first calculator and although a nonprogrammable device, is sometimes thought of as being a forerunner to the computer • Albert Einstein and Galileo Galilei – both credited with being the father of modern science • Nelson Mandela – father of freedom in South Africa • Alexander Graham Bell – father of the telephone • Monster trucks – Bob Chandler (invented Big Foot, the first monster truck) • Jet engine – Frank Whittle • Air conditioning – Willis Carrier • Mixed martial arts – Bruce Lee • Baseball – Alexander Cartwright for possibly inventing the modern game and Henry Chadwick, an English writ-

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And a little something for moms: • “Just wait until your father gets home.” Your knowledge will help, too, when it comes to finances and hospital choices. Even understanding premiums, co-pay and deductibles will go a long way in helping the person you care for. At Medline Plus, www.medlineplus. gov, put Medicare in the search box and you’ll find links to all types of Medicare information, including clinical trials, prevention and screening, and financial information. At the Medicare site for caregivers (www.medicare.gov/caregivers), you’ll find information of getting legal help and local support, finding doctors who take Medicare, enrolling, drug plans, nursing-home alternatives and more. Don’t miss the link to information on documentation: A durable power of attorney (also called health-care proxy) can allow you to make decisions in an emergency. The more information you have at hand, the more valuable the care you give. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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young star of the Soviet Union’s Kirov Opera Ballet Company, defects during a stopover in Paris. The high-profile defection was a blow to Soviet prestige. During the next 30 years, Nureyev danced with England’s Royal Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre.

by U.S. President Grover Cleveland. In 1924, the Statue of Liberty was made a national monument.

• On June 15, 1215, following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” the cornerstone in the development of democratic England by later generations. Four original copies of the Magna Carta exist: one in Lincoln Cathedral, one in Salisbury Cathedral and two in the British Museum. • On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, arrives in New York City’s harbor. The last rivet of the monument was fitted on October 28, 1886, during a dedication presided over

• On June 19, 1905, the world’s first nickelodeon, showing a silent film called “The Great Train Robbery,” opens in Pittsburgh. The storefront theater boasted 96 seats and charged 5 cents. Nickelodeons typically featured live vaudeville acts as well as short films.

• On June 20, 1979, President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter climb to the White House roof to celebrate the installation of solar-energy panels there. In

1986, President Ronald Reagan had the solar panels removed and put into a federal storage facility. • On June 21, 1985, “Cocoon” opens, starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Cronyn and Tandy had both been successful screen and stage actors for more than 50 years. Married in 1942, they appeared in movies together until Tandy’s death in 1994, at age 87. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

finders keepers by Peggy Rima

• On June 18, 1942, recording artist Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison played together under several different names, and with assorted members, until 1960, when they adopted the name the Beatles. Ringo Starr joined the group in 1962.

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- the vibrational signature of our mother Earth as it dances with our father Sun.

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Anticipate healings, awakenings and miracles.

Woodmoor Garage Sale!

$20.00 (25.00 @ door)

An unforgettable event to Soothe, Inspire, Heal and Awaken your Spirit.

*Please bring a blanket and floor mat to lay on.

Thursday June 25 @ 7:00 pm with Sound Pioneer and recording artist Richard Rudis (Sonam Dorje)

(A selection of CD’s and other sacred objects will be available for purchase.)

Sonam creates transformational healing waves of sound bathing each participant with the rising and falling rhythms, tonalities and vibrations of an Earth Gong tuned to the sound of the primordial AUM

Sponsor:

Location: Sundance Mountain Lodge 719 484 0303 1865 Woodmoor Dr. Monument, Co. Contact Jacquie at (719) 484-0303

Fri. & Sat., June 26-27, 8 am-3 pm Over 50 Homes Anticipated!

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Questions? Call Event Coordinator Claire Boynton at 481-1000.

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JULY 5th 1 to 3 pm for

RED WHITE & BLUEGRASS RASS An American Tribute!

Featuring the Musical Group: HIGH PRAIRIE

WOODMOOR PINES CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

Golf Marathon Woodmoor Pines June 22 - June 28

All the golf you can play in a day! Only $60/Day* Open to the public. All golfers welcome to attend.

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SNIPPETZ® HEALTH AND WELLNESS THE DOCTOR IS IN

Bonnie B. Baswell, M.D. Eric L. Caplan, M.D. Heather F. Fink, PA-C

An insightful look at Health

by Dr. Christy Meislahn

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ou know you need to exercise, but the thought of donning sweats and running to the local gym seems more like a nightmare than a way to get fit. After all, how can you possible work out with all those lean bodies looking at you? Not to mention the hefty cost of many gum memberships, especially if you get locked into a contract. What happens when you decide after a month it’s not for you? Oh…and let’s not forget the expense of fashionable workout clothes so you can “look good” while you’re sweating!

Specialized Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Care • Pick a video that’s fun! Whatever it is, enjoy it and laugh while you’re doing it. Kick boxing and Tai Bo are quite popular these days. • Change it up! Some videos have different routines on them, such as fat burning, cardio, toning, Pilates… Doing the same routine every day in and day out gets boring fast. • Don’t worry about “shadowing” the video instructor. The point here is to get your heart rate up, not to be the best “imitator” in the class. No one is watching you and you’re not getting a grade.

Before you buy a video, check the level of difficulty for your abilities. Find out if you need any exercise equipment. Make sure the instructor is certified; celebrities are not necessarily exercise gurus. Know the length of time for each workout so you can effectively manage your These are sound reasons for choosing exercise routine, without interfering to “sweat to the oldies” at home, with other responsibilities. in front of your own television, at your own pace, without having to All in all—exercise videos are what endure uncomfortable feelings in you make of them. They are far the gym! But do home workout better than sitting all day and doing videos actually work? Can you lose nothing. And, if it’s a tad bit cold weight, tone, and decrease your risk outside—they might just help you for all types of disease in your own warm up! home? Here are some tips to make home workouts work for you: • Decide to make time to exercise – first thing in the morning will jump start your metabolism and energize your day.

For additional information, call: Dr. Christy Meislahn 719.488.8789

Now in Monument Enjoy the Beauty of Colorado Without the Sneeze or the Wheeze.

Individualized treatment for: Nasal Allergies Chronic Sinusitis Food Allergy Hives Eczema Asthma Including Allergy Injections At the Medical Center next to Safeway

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DO OTHER NUTRIENTS AFFECT BLOOD PRESSURE?

are clouded by other effects such as age, race, sodium intake and alcohol consumption. A prudent approach is to consume the recommended dietary allowance of 800-1200 mg per day. Dairy products are excellent sources of well-absorbed calcium. Magnesium. There’s not enough evidence to support the use of magnesium supplementation to prevent high blood pressure. Nutritionists generally advise consuming the recommended dietary allowance of 280 mg for females and 350 mg for males. The highest concentrations of magnesium are found in whole seeds such as nuts, legumes and unmilled grains.

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ther nutrients that have been investigated include potassium, calcium and magnesium. Potassium. Studies show that potassium supplementation may have a role in the prevention of high blood pressure. African-Americans seem to derive particular benefit from potassium supplementation, perhaps due to a deficient potassium intake. Although potassium is not likely to be as important as weight control and reducing sodium intake, nutritionists believe it’s a good idea to use potassium supplementation in combination with other strategies. The richest dietary sources of potassium are unprocessed foods, especially fruits, many vegetables and fresh meats.

In summary, weight loss, a reduction in sodium intake, daily low to moderate intensity exercise, and avoidance of excessive alcohol consumption appear to be the best approaches to the prevention of high blood pressure. A strong but less conclusive case can be made for potassium supplementation. The evidence is less convincing for supplementation with calcium or magnesium. Finally, know your blood pressure. Be proactive and have your blood pressure checked at least once every two years. For Additional Information please call: Tom or Lynne Manzer at the Diet Center (719) 488-3564

Calcium. While an increase in dietary calcium may result in a lower blood pressure, the evidence is not conclusive because the results

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THE WALSH COMPANY 430 Beacon Lite Road #155 Monument 481-6555 - walshtaxco@aol.com Individual and Business Tax Returns. Payroll, bookkeeping and financial statement accounting services.

TWO TIMERS FINE CONSIGN “Smart, Savvy and Green” Women‘s and Children’s Monument Plaza 719-484-0300 www.twotimers.net

AUTOMOTIVE

CONSTRUCTION

HOME DECOR

RICHARD PETERSON 719-481-1868 R. Peterson Construction, LLC Licensed & Insured Custom Homes ✷ Detached Garages ✷ Basement Finishes petersonconstruction@yahoo.com

MARGO’S ON THE ALLEY “For You and Your Home” 215 Chapala Plaza 719-487-1406 www.margosonthealley.com

MAXX POWER LLC

Specializing in Diesel Performance (719) 488-0943 www.maxxpowertrucks.com CYLINDER HEAD SERVICE Valve Jobs Seats • Guides Surfacing Foreign • Domestic • Gas • Diesel

Rup Engines 719-205-3010

FENCING LAW FENCE CO. 20 YRS experience building and repairing all types of fence FREE ESTIMATES 719-520-5538 lawfenceco@yahoo.com

COMPUTER

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TLC COMPUTER REPAIR Sales and Service PC Recycling Center 303 B Hwy 105 / Monument Across from the 7-11 719-302-2937

COLORADO NATIONAL BANK 581 Hwy. 105 719-488-4309 Your Key to Commercial and Personal Banking

KARAOKE

FLOORS

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SPOTLIGHTERS ENTERTAINMENT Hollywood-style Karaoke We keep everything fun and make everyone sound like a pro with our professional sound system and mixing experience. We are available for private parties, weddings, etc. or come check us out at PINZ everyThursday from 9pm - 1am 719-231-2946

A PLUS PLATINUM CARPET AND TILE CARE Steam truck mount extraction. $15 OFF SPECIAL! 719-440-9148 or 719-339-2708

Email: spotlightersentertainment@gmail.com

LANDSCAPING

VILLA DECOR Polish Pottery Home & Garden Accents 868 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 Mon - Sat, 10AM - 6PM Phone: 719-481-1981

COLORADO CUSTOM ROCK LANDSCAPING INC. Licensed and insured Serving the Front Range area for over 30 yrs. Commercial & residential landscaping services ccrlandscaping.com Call for a FREE Estimate! 719.598.6871

MORTGAGE 1ST METROPOLITAN MORTGAGE Jerry Case & Daniel Shepard

INSURANCE AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE Larry E Stiltner Agency 481 Hwy 105 Suite 212 719-481-8382 Bus. Monument, CO 80132 LStiltne@amfam.com

SHE’S QUITE A LADY

Owners of your local Sears Store. We are fully licensed on all of the following products, VA, FHA, conventional loans, Reverse Mortgages and we can help with any and all mortgage needs. Call us today for a FREE credit report.

719-314-1320 www.nostresshomeloans.com

CertaPro Painters Residential And Light-Commercial Interiors, Exteriors And Decks

(719) 475-1616 www.certapro.com Painting • Passion • Professionalism

COUNTRY CRITTERS UPTOWN Gentle Professional All Breed Grooming Serving The Tri-Lakes Area West End Center 719-481-0220

Please visit our website at saintanimalrescue. org and as always thank you for caring.

It is always a challenge when adopting a new pet. SAINT Animal Rescue asks the adopter to give the animal a reasonable amount of time to adjust to it’s new family and environment. This is so very important to your new family member as well as your existing family members.

“Cats’ hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other.” -Stephen Baker

“A cat can purr its way out of anything.” -Donna McCrohan

CAMPBELL ROOFING INC. Serving Colorado Since 1984 Licensed and Insured Member of BBB and Chamber 430 Beacon Lite Rd., Ste 110 719-573-9395 PRIME ROOFING, INC. Your local Monument Roofer 24 Years of Experience working for you Licensed and Insured Member of the BBB Call: 719-599-4020

TANNING

TINA PETERSON ABR-GRI-ePRO Remax Advantage Realty 719-460-7614 Are You Looking to Buy or Sell? www.ColoradoHomesMarket.com

PINZ has got the answer! On Monday nights, starting June 22, you can enter the new, weekly “Bowlers Bash” Tournaments. Sign-ups begin at 6:00 pm and play begins at 7:00 pm. The cost to enter is $20.00 per person per week, of which $10.00 will cover lineage and administrative costs and $10.00 will go into the prize fund. There will be payouts for the top 3 places each week. Everyone who signs up will bowl 3 games to qualify. Then, the top 8 bowlers will bowl 1 game for the top 4 places; the top four will bowl 1 game for the top 2 places; and then the top 2 will bowl 1 game for the championship. Anyone 18 or over is invited to enter – whether or not they have prior league or

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ooking for something fun and different to do on Monday or Wednesday evenings? Something that won’t keep you out too late? Something that won’t break your budget and might even put money in your pocket?

If you are interested in adopting Lady 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.

For a FREE consultation/estimate call: 719-359-6855

DIRTY DOG GROOMING 481 Hwy 105 #206 Monument, CO We aim to rid this town of all them “Dirty Dogs.” 719-481-2968

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PET GROOMING

PINZ ADDS NEW SUMMER BOWLING FUN!

his sweet littles girl is Lady. Lady was abandoned in a foreclosed home. We do believe that she is 1 1/2 years old. She has been de-clawed (front paws) and is up to date on her shots and is spayed. Lady is a very friendly girl, gets along well with other cats. We really do not know if Lady enjoys the company of dogs. She does seem to do well with children and loves attention! She’s very beautiful with gorgeous green eyes! She has brown eyebrows! She is a lovely Lady looking now for her forever home and her forever family.

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HEATWAVES TANNING SALON 481 Hwy. 105 Ste. 210 Monument, CO 80132 719-488-8884 (behind Taco Bell)

tournament bowling experience. Please bring an official league standing sheet to verify your most recent average if you have not bowled on a PINZ league in the 2008-2009 season. Each bowler will be assigned a handicap set at 90% of 210. If that isn’t enough fun for you, starting Wednesday July 1, we will be offering color pin bowling at 6:30 pm every Wednesday. The entry fee is $15.00 (or $12.00 if you are or were a PINZ league bowler during the 2008-2009 season). There are multiple ways you can win cash prizes by bowling according to the placement of the color pin on your lane and the call given for each frame. PINZ is currently accepting lane reservations for Wednesday color pin. The fun will be enhanced on Wednesday because everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirts and we offer Happy Hour ALL DAY on Wednesday, so you can take advantage of ½ off our regular prices for wines, well drinks and 16 oz. domestic draft beer while you bowl. If you would like more information on these or any of PINZ’s other activities, please call 719-487-PINZ (7469).

Chyanns’ Pet Care

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DOG Runners provides Hikes and Runs for your dog at Monument Preserve, Greenland Ranch, Reservoir trail, and other great locations, in any kind of weather. Water provided as well. Leashes used when required. Feeding and Daily Care as well • Fees: Sliding scale to fit your budget

Grooming with TLC since 1983 • Scissoring, Big Dogs, Cats GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE • Special Expires April 30, 2009 Cheryl Rogers - Owner/Operator 79 4th Street (4th & Washington) Monument

Call Garsha at 720-635-8100

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Front Street Square THE LOVE SHOP...

Where you love to shop Suite 13 - 719•598•3348

GIFTS FOR THAT SPECIAL DAD! SPACE AVAILABLE

It’s Happening On The Square! You won’t want to miss our

Summer Saturday Entertainment Series June 20 - Rocky Mountain Steel Drum Band 10:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m.

THE COFFEE CUP CAFÉ Suite 6 - 719•488•0663 A hometown favorite since 1978 offers true down home cookin’. Offering all-day breakfast and lunch, its menu has something for everyone. Open 7 days a week, 6:30am3:00pm. www.coffeecupmonument.com

June 27 - For your listening pleasure James Devine on his saxaphone \ 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. July 11 - Petting zoo for the children Feed treats to the donkey / 10:00 a.m. t0 1:00 p.m. July 18 - For your listening pleasure Cari Dell / 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SPACE AVAILABLE Suite 11-C

GREAT SPACE - GREAT RATES! 400 sq. ft. of prime retail space. Call John: 719-488-8194

This Month’s Focus

The Bead Corner, Heart and Hand Marketplace: Chain Maille classes by Curt Dunaway.

THE PRICKLY PEAR Suite 8 - 719•531•7418

Home accessories galore! Need help accessorizing your home? Here you will find Mountain Air Salon: Offering SO.CAP. Hair Extensions. florals, furniture and accessories to fit your Prickly Pear: All Table Top Decor at 20% discount in Colorado lifestyle.

June Love Shop: June 18th A Vera Bradley representative will be offering a sneak peek of all new Vera Bradley designs and styles for the second half of ‘09. 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Free drawing - have to be present to win.

BLUE SAGE MERCHANT Suite 11-B 719•488•1822

SPACE AVAILABLE

We sell for you on E-Bay. Your E-Bay drop off store.

MOUNTAIN AIR SALON Suite 5 719•481•3265 Under new management of Karey Ennor. Barber cuts by Meredith, highlights, state of the art color, updos and contemporary cuts.

ONE STOP CLEANERS Suite 11-A 719•488•3851 Your Dry Cleaning and Alterations Headquarters.

THE BEAD CORNER RICHARDS CHIROPRACTIC Suite 10 719•481•3121 We put the pieces back together!

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HEART & HAND MARKETPLACE

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Open 7 Days a Week

6:30 am - 3:00 pm

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1 can (19-ounce) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 1/4 cups (about 11 ounces) mild or medium-hot salsa 4 large eggs 3 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley leaves, for garnish Warm flour tortillas (optional) 1. In 10-inch skillet, mix black beans,

6:00 am - 9:00 pm

salsa and 1/4 cup water. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently. 2. Break eggs, one at a time, into custard cup and slip into skillet on top of bean mixture. Reduce heat to mediumlow; cover skillet and simmer 5 minutes or until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken or until eggs are cooked to desired firmness. 3. To serve, sprinkle bean mixture and eggs with shredded cheese. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with warm tortillas if you like. Serves 4. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2009 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

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Wednesday wow! Early Riser $1.99 Burger Night Breakfast Order any burger in the house and get your second burger, “The All-American Classic” for just $1.99! Valid Wednesdays 5pm - close. Must order a beverage with each burger. Dine-In Only. Not valid with any other specials, discounts or promos.

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Two eggs cooked to order served with golden hashbrowns, your choice of bacon, sausage links or sausage patty and your choice of toast, biscuit, pancakes or French toast. Valid Mon. – Fri. 6am-9am. Must order a beverage with each special. Dine-In Only. Not valid with any other specials, discounts or promos. No substitutions.

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PATRICIA’S CAFÉ TORTILLA ESPAÑOLA (Potato & Onion Cake)

Pizza • Pasta • Lasagna Salads • Sandwiches Beer • Wine “TRY OUR SPECIALS TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY!” Tuesday - Friday 5 - 9 pm Saturday 11:30 am - 9 pm 4 Hwy. 105 • Palmer Lake

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Steaks

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Olive oil Medium onions Medium russet potatoes Large eggs, beaten Salt & white pepper

1. Peel, quarter and slice onions and potatoes 1/4 “ thick. 2. Heat oil in a 9” nonstick or cast-iron skillet. 3. Add onions and sprinkle with salt & pepper. 4. Cook over medium heat until soft. 5. Strain onions in a strainer over a bowl and return oil to pan. 6. Cook potatoes over medium heat until golden and a little crunchy. 7. Strain and return oil to the skillet. 8. Mix onions, potatoes and eggs in a bowl. 9. Reheat oil in skillet and pour 1/3 of the mixture in. 10. Cook over medium heat until the bottom is set, the top will still be runny. 11. Cover skillet with a lid and quickly invert torti-

lla and just as quickly slide it back into the pan. 12. Cook until set. Tortilla should have a little give when pressed in the center and the sides should be firm. 13. Turn tortilla out onto a platter and let it rest at least 15 minutes before serving. The Tortilla can be chilled before serving but should be brought back to room temperature. 14. Repeat 2 additional times.

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1. MOVIES: Who played the character of Nuke LaLoosh in “Bull Durham”? 2. EXPLORERS: Who was the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe? 3. LITERATURE: Which one of D.H. Lawrence’s books stirred a controversy about obscenity? 4. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing Band-Aids? 5. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody”? 6. LANGUAGE: In British slang, what is a torch? 7. MUSIC: Which character on “Sesame Street” had a hit single with “Rubber Duckie”? 8. GEOGRAPHY: Between which two nations does the country of Costa Rica lie? 9. TELEVISION: Which sitcom featured the character Cliff Clavin?

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1. What was the only team in majorleague history to win 105 or more games for three consecutive years? 2. Name the only Yankee to play with both Mickey Mantle and Don Mattingly. 3. How many Super Bowls did Bill Walsh win as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers? 4. When was the last time the University of Minnesota men’s basketball team officially won a Big Ten regularseason title? 5. Name the last time goaltenders finished in the top two spots in the Calder Trophy (NHL’s top rookie) voting. 6. How old was Richard Petty when he captured his first Daytona 500?

10. ANATOMY: What is the common name for the axilla?

7. How many times did tennis star Martina Navratilova win three of four Grand Slam events in a season during her career?

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1. Name the disc jockey who coined the phrase “rock and roll” in 1951. 2. Which talk-show host made her Broadway debut in a 1994 revival of the musical “Grease,” and what part did she play? 3. Who sang “Those Were the Days” in 1968 and where was she born? 4. Name the four members of the Monkees. 5. Where did heavy-metal band Iron Maiden get its name? 6. Are the Pointer Sisters really related? 7. Name the only hit song by Los del Rio. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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hees dons the goalie mask and ax once again in this reboot of the slasher series that also cannot die. The plot is basically the same as the other 60 “Friday the 13th” movies: A bunch of clueless kids scamper around Crystal Lake campground looking for drugs and sex only to find a savage death at the hands of a psychopathic brute. “Transformers: The Complete First Season” (25th Anniversary Edition) -If you’re thinking this is just a shameless attempt to cash in on the new Transformers movie, buy yourself a cigar, pilgrim. All the episodes from the 1984 cartoon TV show are included on three discs, plus a documentary on how the show was created, some of the original Hasbro commercials and ... a

magnet. Seriously? A magnet? If you really want fanboys to buy this box set, toss in a 90-minute video of Megan Fox in a schoolgirl outfit jumping on a trampoline. The Seventh Seal (Criterion Collection) -- Ingmar Bergman’s classic story of a knight (Max Von Sydow) who returns home from the Crusades and plays a game of chess with Death, gets the Criterion treatment in this two-disc special edition. The first disc contains the remastered film (with an option to view in Swedish with English subtitles or the English-dubbed version) introduced by Bergman. There also is a commentary track by Peter Cowie, an expert on Bergman’s films. The second disc is loaded with featurettes, includ-

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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Tim Robbins 2. Ferdinand Magellan 3. “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” 4. Earle Dickson 5. Bill Cosby 6. Flashlight 7. Ernie 8. Nicaragua and Panama 9. “Cheers” 10. Armpit

JUNE 15, 2009 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Things that usually come easily and quickly for the Aries Lamb might need more of your time and attention during the next several days. Try to be patient as you work things out.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. The St. Louis Cardinals, who won 106, 105 and 105 games between 1942 and 1944. 2. Bobby Murcer was with the Yankees from 1965 to 1974 and from 1979 to 1983. 3. Three -- the 1981, 1984 and 1988 seasons. 4. It was 1982. 5. In 1951, Detroit’s Terry Sawchuk was first and Toronto’s Al Rollins was second. 6. He was 26 when he won it in 1964. 7. Twice -- 1983 (did not win French Open) and 1984 (did not win Australian Open).

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Alan Freed (aka Moondog) used the term to describe rhythm-and-blues music on his show in Cleveland. 2. Rosie O’Donnell played the part of Betty Rizzo and sang “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee.” 3. Mary Hopkin was born in Wales. “Days” was produced by Paul McCartney. The song reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 2 in the U.S. 4. Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones. 5. The band’s name came from an 18th-century torture device. Iron Maiden was given the No. 24 slot in VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. 6. Yes, they’re really sisters: Anita, June and Bonnie. 7. “Macarena,” which hit No. 1 in 1995.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Being the dependable person you are could work in your favor for a project that requires both skill and accountability. But check this out carefully. There could be a hidden downside. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A temperamental outburst about a mishandled project causes some fallout. Be sure to couple an apology with an explanation. A new opportunity beckons by week’s end.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A changing situation can create some complications. But if you apply that sensible Bovine mind to what seems to be a hopeless tangle of confusion, you’ll soon sort things out.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Changing horses midstream is usually unwise but sometimes necessary. Examine your options carefully before making a decision. A trusted colleague offers good advice.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a new look for your surroundings is fun. Expect to hear mostly positive comments on your efforts, as well as some well-intended suggestions you might want to note.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While much of your time is involved with business matters, fun-time opportunities open up by week’s end. Enjoy yourself, but be careful that you don’t overspend.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Maybe you’d rather do anything else than what you’re “stuck with” right now. But if you stop complaining, you might see how this could lead to something with real potential.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A “revelation” opens your eyes to what is really going on in the workplace. What you learn could make a difference in your career path. Continue to be alert for more news.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Even a proud Leo ultimately recovers from hurt feelings. However, a damaged relationship might never heal unless you’re willing to spend more time and effort trying to work things out.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Not wanting to make waves might be the safest way to deal with a difficult situation. But no substantive changes can be made unless you share your assessments with others.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) There are lots of changes on the horizon, so be prepared to make some adjustments in your usually fine-tuned life. One change might even impact a personal decision you’ve been putting off.

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Don’t rely too much on “lazy” investments. Some investments, by their nature, are going to work harder to help you achieve your long-term goals. To be precise, stocks and stock-based accounts have the potential to help provide the growth you need, though of course the value of these securities can constantly fluctuate. Conversely, “lazy” securities such as certificates of deposit may produce returns that barely keep up with inflation. That’s not to say there’s no place for these types of investments in your portfolio — after all, they provide both current income and a high degree of preservation of principal — but you simply can’t rely on them to offer the long-term returns that can help you retire comfortably or attain other objectives. Don’t let your portfolio drift. If you buy a few investments here and there, without rhyme or reason, your portfolio may never work as hard for you as it should. And that’s why you need to develop a solid, cohesive, long-term investment strategy — one that accommodates your risk tolerance, time horizon and specific goals. Once you’ve established such a strategy, you can use it to determine the right investment mix for your portfolio. Over time, you may need to adjust that mix in response to changes in the financial world and your own life, but overall it should stay true to your strategy. As you go through life, you’ll find it important to take a vacation now and then, to escape from the pressures of work and to enjoy extra time with family and friends. But there’s no reason to ever give your investments a day off — so do what you can to keep them gainfully employed. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. For additional information, contact:

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The forecast from Economists predict that jobs growth will return first in Colorado, starting in the last quarter of this year, because of the strong high-tech industries. The unemployment claims have turned the corner. The drop indicates that companies are cutting fewer jobs and is a sign that the nation-wide recession is bottoming out. The Colorado Springs economy bottomed out in December and slowly is recovering from the recession. There’s little chance it will reverse course and dip back into recession, the reports say, barring a severe event such as another terrorist attack. Permits for single-family homes are up. New car sales are higher. Lodging and automobile sales have jumped. Colorado Springs economy showed signs of strength in last quarter. Although signaling the worst may be over, the report cautions the recovery will remain slow. We’re still down from last year’s levels, but we’re moving in an upward direction. It’ll take time. That’s part of the recovery phase. You have to build up that strength. About 74 percent of the forecasters expect the recession, which started in December 2007, (the longest since World War II) to end in the third quarter, although the recovery is likely to be bumpy. The remaining 26% saw the turning point coming either the last quarter of this year or the first three months of 2010. Forecasters say that next year, the economy should grow by 2 percent, a slow but strong growth. Even though sales of newly built homes

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omestic violence is a very serious problem. It affects us all. It is especially bad for children. Domestic violence situations can often arise in the context of a divorce, separation or child custody situation. Very serious laws have been enacted to punish and to prevent domestic violence. What is “domestic violence”? It is any act or threatened act of violence directed toward someone you are related to or have a relationship with. This covers a lot of ground and can include some seemingly insignificant acts. If you touch somebody intentionally (not accidentally) in the context of a domestic dispute, you can be subject to some serious legal consequences. Lightly pushing someone or shaking their chair are examples of behavior that can get you arrested. If you are involved in an argument and tempers are rising, and you can’t reduce the level of conflict by reasonable means, say “no” to domestic violence – leave, and don’t slam the door on the way out! Don’t put yourself at risk. The consequences of domestic violence can be devastating, even where then is absolutely no physical injury involved. If a 911 caller alleges domestic violence, someone

If you are arrested for domestic violence, the prosecutor can’t drop the charges, or plea bargain for a charge that does not include domestic violence. Unless you want to enter a plea of anything other than “not guilty”, your only recourse is to go to trial and hope that a jury will find that the prosecutor has not proved the case against you.

Once you are convicted of domestic violence, you can say “goodbye” to work that involves taking care of other human beings, such as anything related to medicine or education. Domestic violence laws apply equally to men and to women. Even if you are a woman who has been chronically subjected to physical, emotional, and psychological abuse, if you lose your temper and push back, you could be arrested and have to deal with the stigma of a domestic violence conviction for the rest of our life. So, just say ”no” – leave, avoid a conflict. It’s not only the smart thing to do, it’s the law! You may not like it. You may not understand it. You may not think it’s 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 719-488-9395. Chris’s website (www.cmeyerlaw. com) has additional divorce and family law information and many other articles

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