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June is a time to refresh and reconnect – and get married? Frank Sinatra sang about June love. “Winds of January sigh and moan, and yet it’s June. I can see a sky of blue … the miracle is you – just you. It’s June in January.”

JUNE WEDDING BELLS The Druids celebrated summer solstice as the “wedding of heaven and Earth.” Thus is the basis for the modern-day belief that a June wedding brings good luck to the bride and groom. Pagans called the midsummer moon the “honey moon,” which represented the mead made from fermented honey that was used in the wedding ceremonies around the summer solstice. When dark did come, Pagans kept the celebration going with bonfires so they could stay up all night to the light of the moon. As a ritual to encourage the growth of their crops, couples would leap through the flames, hoping their crops would grow as high as they could jump. During the summer solstice, evil spirits appeared, according to Pagan folklore. To fend them off, the Pagans wore garlands of herbs and flowers, which trickled down as a traditional part of the bridal ceremony. June weddings were customary with the Aboriginal people as well. It was a joyous time of year for the tribes – the snow had melted, flowers were in bloom, leaves had returned and the sun was warm. Between the planting and harvesting of their crops, the Aboriginal people married. They believed that the “grand union” of the goddess and god occurred in May; so, in respect for the gods, young

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couples waited until June to marry. They also referred to the first full moon as the “honey moon” – a time for harvesting honey. The newlyweds used honey in most of their food and beverages for the first month of their marriage to encourage love and fertility.

NOT JUST FOR WEDDINGS Although the celebration of the summer solstice began with pagan rituals and ancient people’s traditions, many cultures began honoring the longest day of the year with a myriad of activities.

PAST AND PRESENT Although not much has been written about their celebrations of the solstice, the Native Americans left testimonials of how they paid homage to the solstice. They built a monument to the sun in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, and Native Americans in Chaco Canyon, Colo., left markings on the Fajada Butte highlighting their worship of the solstice sun. Today, many people – Native Americans and others – flock to those areas during the summer solstice. The inscriptions have changed over time on the monuments because of weather and shifts in the ground, but followers of the Native American culture believe in the mystical powers that inhabit the mountains.

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A few famous people, born June 20 and June 21, might extend their birthday celebrations on the longest day of the year.

Another highlight at the celebration is the Turtle Mound – the site of ceremonies, meditation, weddings and concerts. People in Wisteria built a turtle effigy mound over three summer solstices. The turtle is 60 feet long, from his head to the tip of his tail, and 40 feet wide.

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CELEBRATE AT HOME Is it too far to drive to Wisteria? No worries. There are all kinds of ways to honor the sun and its bounty on June 21. Plan a bonfire. Create a campsite; build a fire and share stories and songs with friends and family. Do it on the evening of the 20th to welcome the solstice or bid farewell to the solstice on the night of June 21. Just don’t forget the s’mores. Or, host a barbeque. Add another reason for a summer barbecue. It’s not just about Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Sunrise; sunset: Commemorate the sun by getting up early to watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year. Or, stay up later and soak in that beautiful sunset.

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• Rain on St. Barnabas’ Day (June 11) is good for grapes • Calm weather in June sets corn in tune.

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• In the 1940s, students from Yale University started tossing the pie tins to one another as a game of catch. It caught on around campus and elsewhere. Ten years later, the president of Wham-O created the plastic disc.

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• Watermelon is a vegetable and closely related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash. Watermelon is 92 percent water – early explorers hollowed out the watermelon and used it as a canteen.

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• In 1905, Frank Epperson, just 11 years old, invented the first Popsicle – by accident. He left a mixture of powdered soda and water, with a stir stick, on his porch. The next morning, he found a frozen pop! He first named his frozen pop an “epsicle.” However, as he aged, kids always asked for “Pop’s sickle” – and the name stuck. The cherry Popsicle is No. 1 in favorite flavors. • The average American eats around 5 1/2 gallons of ice cream a year, more than any other nationality. • The first bathing suits for women were introduced in the early 1800s. Because a tan was not proper in those days, the first suits for women were long-sleeved bathing dresses with woolen bloomers to weight

This is for June and all the summers it brings For the chiming of bells – from a steeple ring Olde songs of wedlock over top hat and lace ‘Fore June passes torch, to July’s scarlet face Trees are full jackets, in multi-shades of green The last pink magnolia leaf – still can be seen There’s a breeze in the air that carries a scent Of her sweet honeysuckle – full efflorescence Still nights cast a chill, but June has its motives An inviting warm flame, bright amorous votive Moonlit romance, ‘neath a nautic June breeze Makes love in June sparkle, by shore or by sea - Frank James Ryan, Jr.

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On the other side of the coin, ones can have a perception of HEALING. People can be in a state of emotional pain and imagine what their lives will be like when they have healed an issue that is part of the cause of the pain. They can then work on healing an issue and have healed the issue. But, their lives may not have dramatically changed the way they thought it would when they imagined it. That is because they imagined the result of their healing while they were in a state of pain, rather than a state of healing.

Most people have a perception that pain is normal and that it must be endured. While, pain is COMMON, it is not normal. We do live in a world where pain is all around us. We see it every time we watch the news, read the newspaper, talk with a friend, relative, or co-worker. However, that does not mean pain is normal.

An example is winning the lottery. A person or family may play the lottery every week and imagine how their life or lives will be wonderful and joyous when they win the lottery. In this example, they win the lottery and expect their lives to change for the better immediately. Then, old patterns may emerge; actually, old relatives may emerge with their hands out! But, in this example, their lives may not change for the better the way they thought it would and that is because they made that assumption when they were in a state of pain.

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Another way to look at it is to use the example of catching a cold virus. Most people come in contact with a cold virus at some point. It is quite common to see an individual with a cold at some point throughout the year, more times than others. Does that mean that coming in contact with a cold virus, having a weakened immune system, and getting through the cold virus is normal? No. There are individuals who do not catch viruses; who have not become sick in a lengthy amount of time. Those individuals have strong immune systems that fight viruses and the virus never takes over, as in having a cold. Would an individual, who has a strong immune system, be considered abnormal? No. It is normal to have a strong immune system, abnormal to have a weak immune system. Having a weak immune system means something is wrong or out of balance. The same example holds true for perceptions of pain.

When you imagine what your life will be like while you are in a state of healing and you are feeling yourself heal, your perception of what your life will be like, when you have completed healing an issue, may be quite accurate.

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MOMENTS IN TIME THE HISTORY CHANNEL

• On June 22, 1775, Congress issues $2 million in bills of credit. The bills, known at the time as “Continentals,” notably lacked the then de rigueur rendering of the British king. Instead, some of the notes featured likenesses of Revolutionary soldiers and the inscription “The United Colonies.” • On June 27, 1844, Joseph Smith, the founder and leader of the Mormon religion, is murdered when an anti-Mormon mob breaks into a jail where he is being held in Carthage, Ill. Smith claimed in 1823 that he had been visited by a Christian angel named Moroni, who spoke to him of an ancient Hebrew text that had been lost for 1,500 years. • On June 23, 1902, Daimler-MotorenGesellschaft first registers “Mercedes” as a brand name, feeling that the non-German name might sell better in France. The famous Mercedes symbol, a three-point star, was registered as a trademark in 1909. • On June 26, 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin airlifting food and supplies to Berlin

after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade. By July 15, an average of 2,500 tons of supplies was being flown into the city every day. • On June 25, 1950, armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States quickly sprang to the defense of South Korea. More than 55,000 American troops were killed in the three-year conflict. • On June 24, 1975, an Eastern Airlines jet crashes near John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, killing 115 people. The Boeing 727 was brought down by wind shear during severe thunderstorms with heavy winds and rain. Seven passengers and two flight attendants survived the fiery crash. • On June 21, 1982, John W. Hinckley, Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan, was found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity. In the trial, Hinckley’s defense attorneys argued that their client had a pathological obsession with the 1976 film “Taxi Driver,” in which there is an attempt to assassinate a fictional senator.

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WOW Views in Woodmoor!

YARD SALE TIPS

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PUT ON A GREAT SHOW! - Flag or mark water sprinklers or protruding items so cars don't drive over them and people won't trip. - Mow the lawn, water the garden and sweep the walk and driveway. - Make sure the dog isn't at home. - Try to set up everything the night before or very early on sale day. - Keep the set up simple and organized. Arrange your wares so that browsers have room to comfortably walk around. If possible, make an electrical outlet available to test appliances. PRICING - Price items realistically. Put yourself in the buyer's shoes: How much would you pay for clothing that went out of style 10 years ago? - Research potentially valuable items on eBay or guidebooks. - Price at 25% to 50% of retail, less if you want quicker sales. - Be prepared to bargain. - Cut out catalog prices for some of your items to allow people to comparison shop. - Stick colored dots on top of most items, so you won't have to price them individually. Then display signs that decipher the coding: Pink, 25 cents; blue, 50 cents; green, $1; etc. Avoid using masking tape. - Designate a bargain bin with items, say, two for $1. - Give quantity discounts, such as $1 each or two for $1.75. - Mark down everything half price for the last hour of the sale or last day. - Check your ego at the door.

There's a good chance that some of your most treasured items will be purchased for a costume or Halloween party.

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• It was American author, playwright, screenwriter and political activist Gore Vidal who made the following sage observation: “Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.” • The next time you get a chance, you might want to check the pressure of your car’s tires; if they’re not inflated to the correct pressure, you’re contributing to the $9 million in fuel that is wasted due to improper tire pressure, according to the Department of Energy. • If you ever go to Rome, one of the sights that must be seen is the Trevi Fountain, the elaborate Baroque installment that was completed in 1762. According to legend, anyone who throws a coin in the fountain is ensured a return visit to Rome. This is, evidently, a popular tradition; every night approximately $3,500 is retrieved from the fountain. The money is used to fund a supermarket for the city’s needy. • In this era of ubiquitous technology and instant communication through e-mail and text message, the average American still receives 1.5 personal letters each week. Of course, you have to weigh that against the 10.8 pieces of junk mail that arrive on a weekly basis. • Due to the rising prices of the materials used to mint coins, it now costs 2 cents to manufacture every penny and 9 cents to make a nickel. • In 2006, an Illinois police officer was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. This probably would not be noteworthy, except that it was the same police officer who received an award for making the most DUI arrests in his county.

*** Thought for the Day: “I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later.” -- Mitch Hedberg

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thing Research. *Bakeries, pastry shops and bagel stores are growing at a rate of 5% annually. “Small indulgences, it seem, are picking , where as large purchases such as vacation are not”.

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EXERCISES FOR TRAVELERS

on top of opposite knee. Hinge forward at hips, keeping spine neutral. Hold for 15–30 seconds, feeling a deep stretch on outside of hip. Repeat on other side.

xcited about going on vacation? While traveling is fun, simply getting to a vacation destination—whether by plane, train, bus or car—often involves extended periods of immobility. Hours of inactivity associated with air travel—first in the airport and then on the plane—may leave you achy and sore before your vacation has even begun!

Seated Twist (Not for People With Disk Problems). Keeping knees and hips facing front, reach around to one side with both hands and hold onto back of chair. Breathe in. On exhalation, rotate rib cage and look over back of chair while keeping as much length in spine as possible. Hold stretch for 10–15 seconds. Return to start position and repeat, twisting to other side.

To help combat potential problems associated with traveling, try these suggestions below from Laurie Leiber, MPH, who earned her master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and who teaches Pilates in Oakland, California.

Shoulder Shrug and Roll. Inhale as you lift shoulders up toward ears. Exhale as you roll shoulders back and down, opening chest and letting shoulder blades come together. Continue sliding shoulders down the back, away from ears. Repeat 3–5 times.

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inches apart, balancing weight equally on both feet. Come up onto balls of feet, and slowly lower heels to floor, keeping weight centered. Repeat 8–10 times. Prancing in Place. Use same start position as in exercise above. Come up onto balls of feet. Lower one heel to floor while keeping other heel raised. Alternately press one heel up as other heel comes down to floor. Repeat 12–15 times. Knee Lift. Keeping hips level, raise one knee until thigh is parallel to floor. Maintain neutral spine, and balance in this position 15–30 seconds. Place foot back on floor and repeat balance on other side. (You can also balance on

Neck Stretch. With chin slightly tucked, let right ear drop toward right shoulder. Hold stretch for 3–4 breaths, letting weight of head stretch left side of neck. Gently release stretch and repeat on other side. Rock the Baby. With right hand on left elbow and left hand on right elbow, hold folded arms out in front of chest. Draw right elbow as far as you can to the right to stretch outside of left shoulder. Draw left elbow as far as you can to the left to stretch outside of right shoulder. Repeat 2–3 times on each side.

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standing leg, slowly raising and lowering knee, touching toe to floor.) Roll-Down. Bring chin to chest and slowly roll down, one vertebra at a time until spine is flexed forward, arms hanging toward floor. Bend knees slightly and roll up, stacking vertebrae one at a time, bringing head up last. Repeat 2–3 times. Courtesy of: Susan Iverson, M.S. REPS Personal Training and Fitness Certified Advanced Personal Trainer Sports Nutrition & Weight Management Consultant Sdi4fitness1@aol.com


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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Concerts in the Park Every Wednesday in June and July, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Bring your lawnchairs and enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family! The Concerts in the Park Series is held in Limbach Park. (Take Monument exit 161 and head west on Highway 105 which becomes Second Street. Continue straight on Second Street past Front Street and Limbach Park will be on your left before you reach the railroad tracks.)

Car Crash Injuries Hit and Run Commercial Vehicles Motorcycle Wrecks Insurance Disputes

Wednesday, June 23 - Local favorites, and rhythm and blues performers, Sweet Revenge open the 2010 concert season Wednesday, June 30 - Opener Rick Stahl followed by folk band, the Mitguards Wednesday, July 7 - Blues artist Jim Adam Wednesday, July 14 - Jazz Fusion Artists Hammerstadt Wednesday, July 21 - Zen Cowboy Chuck Pyle with Gordon Burt Wednesday, July 28 - TBA The Original Monument Farmer’s Market Wednesday - Liberty Hts. - 6/23 thru 10/6 Saturday - Monument Plaza - 6/26 thru 10/2 Sunday - Palmer Lake - 7/4 thru 10/3

PREMISES LIABILITY Slip and Fall Construction Defect Negligent Care

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Special Events At Peak Ranch Alpacas (719) 232-8509 - 19850 Beacon Lite Rd/Monument Events For The Whole Family *Alpaca Tours*Fiber Demos*Alpaca Boutique*10-4pm* June 26th - Alpaca Iced Tea Party - Homemade, AllNatural Blends July 24th - Ice Cream Social August 21st-South American Wine Tasting September 25th- National Alpaca Farm Day With Contemporary Jazz Artists DOTSERO!

Bike Accident Dog Bites Pedestrian Accidents Wrongful Death

Monument Fourth of July Parade and Street Fair Palmer Lake Fireworks Display This year the annual parade will be held Saturday, July 3. The fireworks over Palmer Lake will take place the evening of Sunday, July 4th. Independence Day Parade Breakfast Saturday, July 3rd, from 7:00 to 10:00am Enjoy a Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Orange Juice, and Coffee Breakfast before the Independence Day parade in downtown Monument. Breakfast will be served at the new cobblestone street area at St Peter Church, at Jefferson Street and Lincoln Avenue, next to the start of the parade route and one block from the street festival. Great price: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 12 years and younger. Come early and get a great parking space for the parade and street festival. A charity fund raising event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

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Benet Hill Monastery’s Picnic In The Pines!! Saturday, July 17,2010 11:00am-3:00pm Hope to see you there!! It will be great fun! 3190 Benet lane, Colorado Springs 80921

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Retiree Appreciation Day 24 July 2010 - 0830-1400 hrs At Arnold Hall Ball Room, on the beautiful USAF Academy. Come out and enjoy continental style breakfast, lunch/appetizers spread, music, information fair, guest speakers and great company.” 1st Annual Ride the Divide Motorcycle Poker Run Saturday, July 31st at Rosie’s Diner - 411 Hwy. 105, Monument

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Rosie’s 10 Year Anniversary Car Show Sunday, August 22nd at Rosie’s Diner - 411 Hwy. 105, Monument HMMA Annual Chili Cook-Off and Tasting Saturday, September 18 Get out your secret chili recipe, chop some chilies and fire up the stove! Cook a pot of chili and enter the annual HMMA Chili Cook-off. Food vendors, music and fun for the entire family! An annual event that benefits local causes including the beautification of Historic Downtown Monument and Tri-Lakes Cares, the Chili Cook-Off and Tasting is one of Monument’s most popular events. Community Chili Teams will Shoot It Out for Awards and Prizes. Your vote will determine the People’s Choice Awards. Chili Tasting and Baked Spuds are available along with cold craft beer from Bristol Brewing and HOT live music. This year the Chili Cook-off takes place at the corner of Second and Front Streets in Historic Downtown Monument. For more information, please contact vmynhier@townofmonument.net Do You Dish Out a Mean Chili? Take a group of your favorite friends, co-workers, club members, relatives, poker buddies, sewing circles, etc., and mix well. Add your groups’ knowledge of the best darn chili this side of the Palmer Divide. Stir contents in Historic Downtown Monument. Bring to simmer and garnish with laughs, fame, prizes, tall tales and serve your neighbors with community spirit. All styles welcome, red, green, white, with or without beans or meat, spicy, mild, sweet, gourmet, traditional and unique! Entry fee is $35 per team. Call Vicki Mynhier at 719.460.4179 for more information. Safe Trick or Treat October 31st 3:00 to 5:00pm Bring the kids downtown for a night of safe trickor-treating as Monument merchants provide treats, activities and show-off their creative costumes. The Monument Police Department patrols the streets to help insure the safety of our goblins. Small Town Christmas Saturday December 4th 10:00am to 2:00pm Small Town Christmas is a day full of holiday activities includes visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus along with crafts and activities for children, open houses and other special events as the merchants of Historic Downtown Monument celebrate a Small Town Christmas

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Those seniors had more than one fall per year, a full 50 percent more than the “high adherence� group. Over the course of the study, 376 of the participants reported more than 1,000 falls. The researchers suggested that doctors quiz their senior patients about whether they take all medication as prescribed. While that might be a good idea, I have an idea, too: We need to take responsibility for our health, and that includes taking medications when and as they’re prescribed. Granted, there are some medications with side effects. But a call to the doctor’s office often can result in getting a slightly different medicine. After all, falls are one of the quickest ways we can lose our independence.

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cakes. Bonbons are passed after this course. 12th course: Cracker, cheese, and cafe noir. Cafe noir is frequently served in the drawing and smoking rooms after the dinner. After serving cafe noir in the drawing room, pass pony of brandy for men, sweet liqueur for women; then Creme de Menthe for all. Okay, do any of you think that 12 courses are a little extreme? I wonder how long all of this took - many hours I’m sure. Here is a recipe from the same book: PARISIAN FRENCH DRESSING 1/2 cup olive oil 5 tbs vinegar 1/2 tsp powdered sugar 1 tbs finely chopped Bermuda onion 2 tbs finely chopped parsley 4 red peppers 8 green peppers 1 tsp salt “Mix ingredients in the order given. Let stand one hour, then stir vigorously for five minutes. This is especially fine with lettuce, romaine, “chiccory”, or endive. The red and green peppers are the small ones found in pepper sauce.”

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3. GEOGRAPHY: Which of the Great Lakes is located entirely within the United States? 4. MOVIES: What book is the movie “Clueless” loosely based upon? 5. MEASUREMENTS: What measurement is used to determine the height of a horse? 6. SCIENCE: What instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure? 7. MATH: What are congruent angles? 8. TRADITIONS: Traditional Chinese brides might wear which color of dress on their wedding days? 9. MUSIC: Which Christmas carol features the phrase “the weary world rejoices”?

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A disappointing outcome of a well-intentioned effort should be seen as a lesson in how to do it right the next time. Note all your changes and have your new plan set up by week’s end.

TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. A distinguishing mark on paper money to prevent counterfeit 2. “Laverne & Shirley” 3. Lake Michigan 4. “Emma,” by Jane Austen 5. Hands (one hand equals 4 inches) 6. Barometer 7. Angles that have the same measure in degrees 8. Red, for good luck 9. “O Holy Night” 10. Swallowing

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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Others might urge you to act more quickly on your ideas. But you’d be wise to follow your Bovine instincts and get more facts to bolster your position when you finally present it.

1. Stan Musial, with six home runs. 2. Frank Tanana, with a 2.54 ERA in 1977. 3. It was 1965-67. 4. Phoenix’s Alvan Adams, in 1977. 5. Eight times (1920, ‘24, ‘32, ‘52, ‘56, ‘72, 2002 and ‘10). 6. It was 1932. 7. Chi Chi Rodriguez won four in a row in 1987.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Pat Boone had a big hit with the song in 1957, but it was written in 1931. 2. Bob Dylan, in 1965. The Byrds came out with their own version only two weeks later. 3. William Crump, AKA Harry Champion, was known for the music hall song in 1910. 4. The Steve Miller Band, in 1973. The song was off the album by the same name. 5. “Nel blu dipinto di blu” means “In the Blue Painted Blue” in Italian. The more popular title is “Volare.” The song was a hit for Domenico Modugno in 1958 and won two Grammys. 6. The Pretenders. The song was off their 1986 album “Get Close.”

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might be tempted to accept the well-meaning offer of a friend to act as an intermediary in a dispute. But you know best what it’s about, and you can handle the challenge. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Entertainment can play an important role this week. Enjoy some well-earned diversion with people you care about. Something especially wonderful might come from this well-spent time. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Catnaps and playtime are in order for Leos and Leonas who need to take some time off from their hectic schedules to restore their energies and rebuild their mental muscles. Have fun. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Virgos will need to keep an open mind this week about choices that seem improbable. A closer study might well reveal possibilities that might have been overlooked. Stay with it.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Travel plans might need readjusting because of changes in the costs previously agreed to. Deal with the problem as quickly as possible to minimize any delays that might result. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your honest approach to an unsettling experience draws admiration from others. Use their positive feedback to build support for your program to introduce needed changes. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Travel is strong in your aspect this week, and so is nostalgia! You might want to consider planning a trip to a place that holds some very special meaning for you. Bon voyage. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A job-related situation could provide an opportunity you hadn’t considered before. Look it over carefully and see where and how you can tailor it to fit your needs. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Showing strength as well as sympathy helps you deal with a difficult personal matter. It also helps you set an example for others when it’s their turn to get involved in the situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of making people feel comfortable without losing one whit of your own dignity in the process.

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ow that summer is officially here, you may be looking forward to vacations, barbecues, ballgames and other events of the season. But even while you’re engaged in these activities, you can’t forget about other aspects of your life — such as your plans to achieve your long-term financial goals. However, your summer activities can actually provide you with some valuable lessons on managing your investment strategy. Here are a few possibilities: Plan your trip. If you’re taking a long road trip this summer, you’ll need to choose your vehicle, map out your route, determine how far you want to go each day and be quite certain of your destination. And, essentially, the same is true for your investment strategy. You need to choose the right investment vehicles, familiarize yourself with your ultimate goals (such as a comfortable retirement) and chart your progress along the way. Try to avoid getting burned. If you’re going to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer, you may need to apply some sunscreen. But you don’t have to be exposed to the sun to get “burned� — it can happen in the investment world, too. However, you can help prevent this from happening. How? By building a diversified portfolio. If most of your money is tied up in just one type of investment, and that asset class falls victim to a downturn, your portfolio could take big hit. But while some investments are moving down, other may be moving up, so it makes sense to spread your money among a range of vehicles appropriate for your risk

Keep yourself “hydrated.� When you’re outside on hot days, you can lose a lot of fluids, so you need to drink plenty of liquids to remain hydrated. As an investor, you also need a reasonable amount of liquidity. In the severe market downturn of 2008 and early 2009, many investors found they had insufficient amounts of the type of liquid investments — cash and cash equivalents — that held up better than other, more aggressive vehicles. Furthermore, if you are relatively illiquid, you may have to dip into your longer-term investments to pay for short-term emergency needs. Try to always keep an adequate level of liquidity in your holdings. Dress for the season. As you go about your summer activities, you won’t always wear the same clothes. On hot days, you might want to wear shorts, but on cool, rainy days, you might need heavier items or even a raincoat. And as you go through life, you may need to adjust your investment approach depending on your individual financial “season.� For example, early in your career, you might be able to afford to invest more aggressively, as you’ll have more opportunities to recover from the inevitable short-term downturns. As you close in on retirement, though, you may need to take a more conservative approach so that you can lower your investment risk when you need to access your money. So there you have them — some ideas for “summertime investing.� Use them wisely, and they may be of value to you long after summer is over. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. For additional information, contact:

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n my last article I discussed the second of several forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”): mediation (arbitration was the subject of the first article in this series). ADR provides ways of resolving legal disputes without (necessarily) resorting to litigation in the courts, and without (necessarily) the time and expense of litigation in the courts. In this article I will be discussing two additional forms of ADR: mediation/arbitration; and a type of informal, non-legal, mediation. A third form of ADR is mediation/arbitration. In this hybrid, disputants agree to mediation, and engage in mediation as described in my previous article. However, unlike straight mediation, the disputants have agreed, in advance, that in the event no agreement is reached among them, the mediation converts to a binding arbitration, the mediator converts to an arbitrator, and the mediator/arbitrator then renders a binding decision, just as a straight arbitrator, or a judge or jury at trial, might. The decision of the mediator/ arbitrator may or may not appealable, depending upon the disputants’ agreement prior to mediation/arbitration. I have, at least here in El Paso County, also seen a fourth type of ADR, very informal, in which attorneys are not involved at all. This type of ADR is also adaptable to other situations. Some disputants agree to engage in an informal

TRI-LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS DOTSERO The Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA) 2010 concert series celebrates the 4th of July with the unique kind of jazz that only Dotsero can bring to the intimate concert setting of the Center for the Arts. After you’ve watched the July 4th parade in Monument, continue the celebration of our Nation’s birthday with an evening of incredible music and entertainment as Dotsero returns for an encore presentation. As much fun to watch as they are to listen to, the group has performed at major jazz festivals; Red Rocks Amphitheatre, JVC Winter Park Jazz Fest, Jazz Trax Catalina Island Jazz Fest and The Cancun Jazz Festival, among others. From Ala Carte Ala Park in San Francisco to West Palm Beach’s Sunfest, Dotsero has crisscrossed the nation performing their exciting brand of jazz. Now you can enjoy the same music that thousands of others have experienced. Dotsero means smooth jazz at its best, full of life energy and

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THE WISDOM WITHIN THESE WALLS

A MOVING TRIBUTE TO OUR SENIORS Team members included: Mandy Coffman, Casey Deeds, Clair Fillo, Kayleigh Lane, Bianca Lenski, Kelly Matteson, Allison McPike, Lauren Phelps, Melissa Ross, Sandy Seargent, Tanya Smith, Savannah Thompson, Haley Whitely, Brooke Wigand, and Sami Young. The team was coached by Don Bryant, Ashley Schwank, and Kaitlynne Foerester.

(June 10, 2010--Colorado Springs, CO)—“My dad was a wheat farmer in SW Kansas. I was born at home by a country doctor. We were poor but I didn’t know it because everyone else was too. It was a hard life, but I grew up a happy, happy child,” Ruthie Tripet; age 85. Join the Front Range Theatre Company and Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts as they present “The Wisdom Within These Walls” at the Tri-Lakes Center for

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mediation through a voluntary organization to which they belong, such as a church. Certain clergy are very amenable to this and, where the disputants are religious, and wish to settle a dispute in accordance with their beliefs (even where the subject matter of the dispute is secular), this can be an extremely successful option. I will say that this is seen (at least it has been by me) in smaller religious congregations/ denominations; I have not seen it, for example, in the context of Roman Catholic parishes, although it may exist. Mediation of this type is, in my experience, very successful, given a skillful mediator. Obviously, this is usually only an option where all disputants belong to the same religious organization. This type of voluntary, informal, mediation need not be limited to the religious context: it could be applied within trade, professional, or business groups; fraternal or sororal organizations; within any company or corporation; within any neighborhood or homeowners’ association, etc. Again, as with ordinary mediation, it is binding only if the parties reach an agreement, reduce it to a writing, and sign it. It is probably the fastest, least expensive way to resolve a dispute. And, you avoid those pesky, expensive attorneys! As an interesting side note, you may also have heard of a type of super-informal ADR (usually seen in political contexts), where a binding decision is left wholly to chance. Disputants can agree that a decision will be made, literally, on a roll of the dice, the turn of a card, or pulled out of a hat! As long as the parties agree on the method of ADR, it can work! ADR provides a way to resolve disputes that is far more likely to leave all disputants satisfied, to an extent, and to reach a resolution that is far more likely to be abided by, as the disputants themselves (with the exception of arbitration), have more of a sense of control in the resolution. Remember, in litigation the only certain winners are the attorneys; they are paid no matter what. Do you want to pay for my children to go to that expensive Ivy League college, or your own? (Or buy me a new car instead of yourself!) This article is intended for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to proffer legal advice. Please contact your attorney regarding your particular situation.

For additional information contact, Lisa Welch Stevens, Attorney at Law P.C. Representing Colorado Businesses and Business Owners 719.488.9395 spontaneity that few artists in the genre have been able to match. Dotsero lives up to their “Something Unique” legend bringing style, energy, charisma, and humor to each live performance. Dotsero is nationally known as a no nonsense sax and guitar driven thrill ride of contemporary jazz. According to Stephen Watts, the bands sax player, “When people come to hear Dotsero play, they are not only interested in hearing the music, they want to see the music through the performance and feel something as well. Our goal is for our shows to be a total sensory experience.” Whether at home in Colorado or on the road the world over, Dotsero takes pride in making their live show something people will remember. Listen to Dotsero at: www.dotsero.org/. Tickets are $12.00 for TLCA members and $15.00 for nonmembers ($15 and $18 at the door) and are available at TLCA (719-481-0475) in Palmer Lake and thru PayPal at www. trilakesarts.org. For concert and ticket information call 719-4810475 or visit our website at www.trilakesarts.org. WHEN: Saturday, July 3, 2010, at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. WHERE: Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts is located at 304 Colorado Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO

the Arts on July 16th, 17th and 18th. Listen to wisdom from oral histories of local seniors that capture the essence of our human condition. Based on interviews by the Front Range Theatre Company, these stories have been beautifully rendered into a reader’s theatre production and accompanied by live, old-time bluegrass music. This very special production honors our elders and provides moving, inspiring, sometimes funny and always touching stories that illustrate what one learns from 70, 80 and 90+ years of living. Tickets are $12 for students/seniors and $15 for adults. For more information, to purchase tickets or for show times, go to: www. thewisdomwithinthesewalls.com or www.trilakesarts.org. You may also call The Front Range Theatre company at 303.814.7740 or Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts at 719.481.0475. Wisdom Within These Walls benefits Silver Key Senior services and The Castle Rock Senior Center. We ask that all attendees bring a non-perishable food item for the Silver Key food pantry.


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