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to the total of 1,004,756 immigrants processed that year.

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It operated until 1954, admitting 12 million immigrants into the U.S., the last of whom was a Norwegian merchant seaman named Arne Peterssen. Over one third of the American population can trace their ancestry to immigrants that arrived via Ellis Island.

Arguably the most famous prison in the United States, Alcatraz Island and the jail located on it initially operated to house Civil War prisoners as early as 1861. It started its life as a federal penitentiary in 1934 and remained so for just under 30 years.

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LAST STAGECOACH ROBBERY IN THE U.S. With the advent of automobiles, stagecoaches eventually became obsolete. However, before the last stagecoach made its trip (whenever that was…anyone out there know?), one last robbery occurred. On Dec. 5, 1916, mail stage wagon driver Fred M. Searcy was killed when Ben E. Kuhl and two other suspects who remain unnamed, ambushed him as he was riding to Jarbridge, Nev. Kuhl made off with $4,000 and was eventually caught, although the money was never recovered.

Over the years, prisoners came and went. On Dec. 14, 1962 Frank Clay Weatherman began his short-lived stint as a prisoner in Alcatraz after being convicted of armed robbery. He was the last in a line of prisoners to leave the island when the prison closed on March 21, 1963. There isn’t much known about Weatherman after he left; in fact, in 2003, his daughter Megan posted on http:// www.flickr.com that she was looking for anyone who had more information about her very secretive father. The one piece of information Megan Weatherman was able to add was that her father died on Jan. 28, 1999.

In his trial in Sept. 1917, the prosecution entered into evidence a palm print that matched Kuhl’s. This marked the first time that a palm print was used

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as evidence in a U.S. courtroom. That evidence helped convict Kuhl of murder, adding another first to the list: the first time in U.S. history that a person was convicted and sent to prison using palm print evidence.

LATEST SNOWFALL IN COLORADO Sometimes lasts aren’t the last forever, just the last for a specific period of time. Take weather for instance. Meteorologists refer to firsts all the time, when considering the first weather event of a season. However, they can’t really go about saying “The last snow of the season will be on this day.” Instead, they look back and are able to state with certainty when the latest particular weather event for that season occurred. Results such as this are compiled, allowing for comparison throughout a wide range of years. So you might be wondering, when exactly WAS the latest snowfall in Colorado history? The answer: June 10, 1975. It snowed 1.1 inches. Now you know.

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LAST PRESIDENT WITH FACIAL HAIR Yes, you read that right. Initially, the men elected to the office of president did not wear facial hair, preferring the clean-shaven look instead. In 1860, that all changed. Between that year and 1913, all but two presidents sported either beards or mustaches during their stay in the White House. William Howard Taft was the most recent president to wear facial hair. His preference? A mustache. Interestingly enough, the last major party candidates who wore either a beard or a mustache were both defeated; Charles Evans Hughes in 1916 and Thomas E. Dewey in 1948. Maybe both President Barak Obama and his opposition Senator Mitt Romney did a little research as neither showed off any facial hair during the campaign for the November 2012 election.

LAST GLADIATOR FIGHT There are two competing stories about the details of the last gladiator fight. The first account comes from church historian Theodoret who said that a monk named Telemachus (now known as Saint Telemachus; you’ll find out why in a minute) tried to stop a gladiator fight in a Roman amphitheater and the crowd stoned him to death. This same story claims that Christian Emperor Honorius was in such awe of Telemachus’ journey into martyrdom that he placed a ban on all gladiator fights. While there’s no solid evidence to support it, this fight is thought to have been the fight that occurred on Jan. 1, 404 AD since it was the last one on record. The other story claims that Telemachus stood up during a gladiator fight and told the crowd to stop worshiping idols and offering sacrifices to the gods. In response, the prefect of the city ordered the gladiators to kill Telemachus, so they did. Either way, the result is the same: Jan. 1 404 AD was the last gladiator fight and Telemachus achieved sainthood.

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William Shakespeare. During a performance of Henry VIII, the theatre caught fire on June 29, 1613. The fire was caused by a prop cannon that misfired during the performance and ignited the wooden beams and thatching that made up the structure and roofing of the theater. It’s thought that no one was injured during the fire, although there is very little documentation that remains to confirm that claim.

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LAST QUEEN OF HAWAII Born Lydia Lili’u loloku Walania WewehiKamaka’eha, which roughly translates to smarting, tearful, burning pain, sore eyes; Queen Lili’uokalani was the last monarch of Hawaii. She was given the title of Crown Princess in 1877 by her brother Kal kaua who was elected king after the previous king died and left no successor to the throne.

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Lili’uokalani inherited the throne on Jan. 29, 1891. Just two years later, a group of Americans and Europeans formed a Committee of Safety which sought to overthrow the Hawaiian Kingdom, depose the Queen and push for annexation to the U.S. Queen Lili’uokalani was officially deposed on Jan. 17, 1893, and gave up her throne (temporarily) to “the superior military forces of the United States.” Her hope, it’s said, was that the U.S. would restore the Kingdom of Hawaii to the rightful sovereign, namely her. That was not to be. A provisional government was formed until the U.S. finalized Hawaii’s annexation. On Feb. 1, 1893, Hawaii was proclaimed a protectorate of the U.S.

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Not without opposition, Hawaii became an incorporated territory of the U.S. in 1898. Lili’uokalani died in 1917 long before the Aug. 21, 1959 date when Hawaii was officially declared a state of the United States of America. Besides being the last Queen of Hawaii, Lili’uokalani was also the author of the popular song “Aloha Oe.”

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usaka, Zambia was our final destination. Since it was our first time outside the United States the few days spent in London, Paris, Rome and now Athens had left our bodies confused by time changes, our minds exhausted by currency transactions, and our hearts longing for the good old USA. For some unexplained reason our flight from Athens to Lusaka was delayed. Our planeload of anxious passengers was herded into a small holding room in the Athens airport to await further instructions.

My wife and I held hands and spoke quietly to our two toddler children as we wondered what the delay was all about. Even if some of the passengers knew what was going on, how could we find out? We didn’t speak Greek or Italian, or any of the other European languages. Heck, we could hardly understand the British people when we were in London.

They spoke American English; and for us poor, lost, tired sojourners, there was no sweeter sound. Without hesitation we introduced ourselves and were happy to discover that this nice couple and their two middle-school aged children were on their way to the same place we were – Lusaka, Zambia.

Suddenly we were no longer alone; we had friends, people like us. We acted brave, but we were afraid People who looked like us, talked like because we were in a strange land and us, and even shared a concern for their immediate future just like us. we were alone. With great ease, we opened our lives to each other. We shared our fears about the unknown reasons for our flight delay, we talked of those we left behind and wondered about the new people we were about to meet in the heart of Africa and Zambia’s capital city. We learned about each other’s family, profession and each other’s interests without wondering about how these newly-met acquaintances would use the information that was shared.

Unexpectedly, we heard the handsome couple sitting across from us speak to each other and to their two children in English, but not just any old kind of English, it was American English! Like us, they had no strange accent such as we heard in England, nor were they hard to understand like the French, nor were they unable to speak The World’s Language like many of the people we had met trying to find our way to the Vatican in Rome.

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But loneliness does not happen only in foreign airports. It also happens in beautiful suburban homes where one can feel isolated in the middle of a busy family of four children and an over-scheduled mate. Whether far away on foreign soil, or right in our own back yard, we need a friend with whom we can share our thoughts and feelings, someone who will calm our fears and joy in our success, someone who will abate our sense of being alone. The great writer C.S. Lewis said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

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that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.â€? • On March 9, 1943, Bobby Fischer is born in Chicago. Fischer went on to become the only American to win the chess world championship. Though he was clearly the dominant player in the world and had attained the highest chess rating in history, he was forced to retire from international competition in 1975 due to his increasingly erratic and bizarre behavior.

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VFW OPEN MEETING Sundance Mountain Lodge Carson Room 3rd Tuesday of the Month 6pm Meeting open to the public. Tri-Lakes HAP-py Feet Foot Care Clinic Tri-Lakes Senior Center Second Wednesday of each Month To schedule an appointment, call Bob at the Visiting Nurse Association on Tuesday through Thursday between 9 and 4, at 719 577-4448. GLENEAGLE SERTOMA CLUB MEETING Luncheon meeting every Wed. 11:45 a.m. Liberty Heights 12105 Ambassador Drive, (off Voyager Blvd in Col Springs). We offer interesting speakers and programs. Everyone is welcome. Info: Call Garrett Barton at 433-5396 or Bob Duckworth at 481-4608 or visit

www.gleneaglesertoma.org. WISDOM AND WEALTH MASTER MIND GROUP 2nd Wed. Every Month Noon to 1PM Monument Library “Change yourself, Change your success” (Proverb) Let’s talk Money! How to save it! (Tips and ideas on how to cut costs) How to invest it! (Where, when and how) How to make it! (Build your business, or start a new business) Additional Information and Registration can be found at: Meredith@MeredithBromfield. com 630-618-9400 LIONS CLUB MEETING 1st Thursday of the Month 6:00PM-8:30PM MONUMENT HILL COUNTRY CLUB Beginning September 6th. TriLakes has Lions on the 1st Thursday of each month! Your family can make help enrich lives

for our El Paso County families and people around the world. Please contact MReichal@ aol.com 719-313-0688 for club details. We Serve. VFW LADY’S AUXILIARY OPEN MEETING Sundance Mountain Lodge Carson Room 3rd Thursday of the Month 6:30 pm Meeting open to the public. KARAOKE FRIDAYS Oakley’s Cafe & Bistro Every Friday 8:30pm Karaoke with JR’s Ultimate Entertainment every Friday starting at 8:30pm. Karaoke and music til midnight. CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! Western Museum of Mining and Industry Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Portrait Gallery

Monday-Saturday, March 1-31, 2013 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The stories of women’s achievements are integral to the fabric of our history. Join the Western Museum of Mining and Industry as we celebrate National Women’s History Month in March with a special month long exhibit featuring the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Portrait Gallery. Regular admission rates apply. Admission rates: Adults $8, Military/AAA $7, Seniors/Students $6, Children 3-12 $4, FREE to Children under 3 & Museum Members. For further information, call (719) 488-0880. LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY’S Oakley’s Cafe & Bistro Every Saturday 8pm 3/16 - Stray Dog & the Believers 3/23 - BluZone 3/2 - Paul Christianson 3/9 - D Day Invasion 3/16 - Cathedral Jones 3/23 - Trademark Infringement 3/30 - BluZone 4/13 - Reckless ***7pm 4/20 - D Day Invasion 4/27 - BluZone

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March 15, 2013 Woodcarver Properties/Tri-Lakes Business Incubator 14960 Woodcarver Rd, Col Spgs. 10 am – 11 am Refreshments will be provided. Presenter Sandie Guenther of Cherry Creek Mortgage Company will give you the facts about Reverse Mortgage. If you want to start your own business, get out of debt, pay bills, go on vacation and don’t have the money, this FREE workshop may be of interest to you. To register email Cherith Marchase at cherithm@trilakesbi. org or call 481-4877 x 100. Directions take I25 North to Exit #158 Baptist Road, L at light, L on Woodcarver Road, follow road to left to NAVSYS /Woodcarver Properties building on right. AUTHENTIC BREAKFAST: THE SONS OF NORWAY ANNUAL FROKOST Sunday April 14, 11 AM to 1:30 PM Viking Hall, 1045 Ford Street, CS A Norwegian cold-style breakfast, featuring various meats, cheeses, breads, lefse, seafood and sidedishes. will take place on Sunday, Cost is $17 for members, $19 for non-members and $8 for children 5-10 (no charge for little ones

who need no seat). Reservations are requested by April 10. Please phone early to Karen at 719-390-0621. Seating is limited. VELKOMMEN til bords! 37th ANNUAL PINE FOREST ANTIQUES, HOME DÉCOR & GARDEN SHOW & SALE Saturday April 20th 10am-5pm Sunday April 21st 10am- 4pm. Lewis Palmer High School. Located at 1300 Higby Road Monument, Colorado (I-25, exits 161 or 158). Look for the signs. The Tri Lakes Women’s Club is proud to announce: the 37th Annual Pine Forest Antiques, Home Décor & Garden Show and Sale, of the Pikes Peak Region. Admission price is $6.00; proceeds benefit qualified non-profit and public service organizations and public schools in the Tri-Lakes Area. This year features: Returning Antique dealers, “The Bakery” and New Botanicals, A Cappella Concert Saturday, Antiques, Home Décor and Garden Exhibits, Delicious Bistro Dining, Glass repair, Plus much More. For additional information go to: www.TLWC.net.


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Who needs Cancun when you live in Colorado? Five Spring Break Destinations in Colorado PART 1 of 2

If you're dreaming of beautiful beaches, turquoise water and a golden tan for spring break… snap out of it, fast!!! There's plenty to do here in Colorado, and it's all out your front door. Breckenridge, CO -- Breck is a great old mining town catering to Spring Breakers, thanks to a super fun mountain and awesome nightlife. There's also a bazillion activities within reach, like snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and an impressive line-up of Spring Break concerts, bar parties, movie nights and more. After hitting the mountain-which covers everything from super flat green runs to steep chutes and killer terrain parks-get ready to hit the town. Damage: $93 lift ticket www.breckenridge.com Vail, CO -- Vail is home to some of the best skiing and riding of your life. With 5,289 skiable acres, Vail offers more terrain than you could handle in a week! Take a scenic ride to the top of the mountain and go snow tubing

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at Adventure Ridge. Or zoom down at dusk on a ski bike before partying down at one of the many bars and restaurants on Bridge Street in Vail Village. Damage: $25 tubing; $65 ski biking; $98 lift ticket www.vail.com www.adventureridge.com Glenwood Springs, CO -- While it may not have the glamour and glitz of nearby Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Springs is a great alternative for those looking for a more laid-back mountain experience. You can go skiing at Sunlight Mountain Resort and explore the underground caves hidden deep inside Iron Mountain. Glenwood is home to the world's largest natural hot springs pool. Spanning over two city blocks, Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is a great place to get some R & R. The water is a comfy 90 degrees, while the therapy pool heats up to a steamy 104 degrees. Damage: $13.25 day / $9.25 after 9 p.m. www.hotspringspool.com www.visitglenwood.com ....continued next week!

Written by Robyn Graham  WebsitesByRobyn.com  719-216-4421

By Nick Yanez

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hile the following topic could hardly be considered “news,” it is the most fascinating thing to happen to America so far in 2013. Throughout the solemn month of February (let’s be honest, the month pretty much takes a nosedive once the Super Bowl ends) a video demanded our nations attention - then it captured our hearts. First, let’s investigate the subject at hand: goats. The animal that (in my opinion) most resembles the mythical and lovable Unicorn has many unique characteristics. As of now, these unique traits have not won over mankind. There are quirky elements about goats, such as their appetite for things like tin cans and cardboard boxes. While we don’t see goats as often as deer or squirrels, they are an active part of Colorado wildlife. Many people hold goats on their farm or ranch. They’re a surprisingly lovable animal, who never really made a convincing household pet for whatever reason. However, that may change in the near future. The goat has recently shot up in popularity all across America. Kids and teens are enamored with the small horse-like creature due to a recent discovery. The new development is both charming and creepy; and it’s all due to a Youtube video… Here’s something a lot of people didn’t know before the internet

recently informed them: Goats have the innate ability to yell like humans. Yes, you heard me right. A new Youtube video which had taken the world by storm in the month of February proves that goats have the most human-like vocal chords in the animal kingdom. The video, which has climbed its way up to just under 10-million views in three short weeks, is making waves. I’m telling you folks, these goats actually sound like human beings screaming; it’s truly fascinating. I encourage anyone with the internet (so, pretty much everyone) to visit Youtube.com. Go to the search tab and type “G-O-A” and then “Goats Screaming Like Humans” will immediately pop up into the suggested search line. Watch the 2-minute video and see it for yourself. There’s even an adorable goat at the end who says “yeah” in a dopy-person type of way. It’s amusing, adorable, and uncanny. It brings goats up to a whole other level. It’s as if only dogs and cats rank higher at this point. So what does this mean for YOU? Well, there is a high probability it means little to nothing. It will mean zilch to those who don’t watch the video (but really, why would you not?). It will only mean a lot to all of us if goats are picked up as a more common household pet as a result; which is a real possibility. Of course the negatives of this possibility are glaring. Goats can be prone to more violence than cats and dogs. They also have an unattractive tendency to spit on people; another quality they have that humans can relate to. Check out the video. Beware of pet goats and have a safe week everybody; make sure to laugh a little. If you have any comments, hatemail, high praise, or article idea’s for Nick-Snips, email Nick anytime at NickSnipsMail@Gmail.com

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Bananas are the most familiar potassium-rich food. Some other potassium-rich sources include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, beet greens, potatoes, white beans, prunes, soybeans, winter squash, spinach, peaches, apricots, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, lentils, plantains, kidney beans and lima beans.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that older adults get at least 4,700 milligrams of potassium daily. One medium sweet potato baked in the skin without salt has 542 mg of potassium. An 8- to 9-inch banana has 487 mg. A cup of lima beans, boiled with salt, has 955 mg. A medium baked potato with the skin has 926 mg of potassium. 2. Add lima beans and water or So there are lots of delicious ways broth to skillet. Stir and bring to a to get what we need. boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until Try my recipe for Creole Lima beans are tender. Serves 6. Beans with Sausage to add a healthy and tasty punch of potassium to your diet. (Additional information provided by Janet Hackert, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist in Harrison County, University of Missouri Extension.)

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1. LITERATURE: Who created the character of Walter Mitty? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Which Central American country has coastline only on the Pacific side? 3. GAMES: How many players are on a volleyball team? 4. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president eventually courted and married a woman who was briefly his schoolteacher? 5. HISTORY: What was the name of the system of racial segregation used in South Africa in the second half of the 20th century? 6. MYTHOLOGY: Which Greek heroine refused to marry any man who could not beat her in a foot race? 7. ANCIENT WORLD: What field of study was Euclid known for? 8. MUSIC: What is a hurdy-gurdy? 9. FIRSTS: Who was the first (and only) woman to win the Medal of Honor?

1. What singer had a Top 10 hit with “Pride and Joy”? 2. Who released “Spanish Stroll,” and when? 3. Which one-name artist released “I Want to Be Your Man?” 4. Who had a hit with “Calendar Girl”? 5. Name the song with this lyric: “Soon he’ll be there at your side with a sweet bouquet, And he’ll kiss your lips and caress your waiting fingertips.” (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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ances and rewarding visuals for the watchful. Characters from every generation of video games make clever appearances. The script is fast-paced enough to keep the kids involved in its story about a supposed bad guy who only wants to be kind and be accepted. “Red Dawn” (PG-13) -- A handful of wellarmed American teens wage war against North Korean invaders in Spokane, Wash. For some convoluted reasons, North Korea 1) Has the resources for a land invasion of America, and 2) Actually does that. Who cares about the details? Only one of the foreigners has a name, and the rest get handily gunned down by suburban high-school students. Oh yeah, and it stars Josh Hutcherson and Chris Hemsworth -- two stars who signed on to the project just before their big breaks. This is a remake of a big-deal ‘80s movie by the same name. Even the old “Red

Dawn” doesn’t hold up well in the modern climate, and this one has none of the charm and depth of the original. And the original was not deep. “The Intouchables” (R) -- This French import tells a (kinda) true story about the friendship between a super-rich white man in a wheelchair and a black man he hires to be his assistant. It’s full of life-affirming messages and tender scenes, all wrapped up in race humor that American audiences got tired of a while ago. The white guy likes classic orchestra, but his black friend gets him to listen to Earth, Wind & Fire. It’s not the barrier-breaking true story it wants to be, but it might just produce some warm and fuzzy feelings. “Playing For Keeps” (PG-13) -- A washedup soccer star from Scotland (Gerard Butler) ends up in Virginia suburb with his

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ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and their son. While trying to prove he can be a real grownup, Butler’s character gets roped into coaching his son’s youth league team. Soon, he’s swarmed by sultry soccer moms and stale comedy. This romantic comedy is as funny as a soap opera and as romantic as a “Lockhorns” comic strip.

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by Samantha Weaver • It was former heavyweight champion and social activist Muhammad Ali who made the following observation: “A nation is only as good as its women.” • During World War I, fully one-third of all men in England between the ages of 17 and 35 were killed. • The 20th century saw some profound changes in society, and here is one of the more striking examples: Between 1900 and 1990, the lifespan of the average American man increased from less than 47 years to more than 72 years.

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ews would open up a lot of story lines. At a loss for names for the characters, Reeves asked Jim Carmichael, who also worked on the cartoons, for suggestions. Carmichael was busy with his own work, but in glancing down at the newspaper on his desk he noticed Thomas E. Dewey and Huey P. Long were both mentioned in headlines, so he suggested Huey and Dewey. A friend named Louie Schmitt stopped in to say hello at that moment, so he added Louie as the third nephew. • Jack Nicholson has been nominated for an Academy Award 12 times (more than any other actor in history) and has won the award twice. He also appeared in two episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show.” • In 1974, a Gallup poll found that the most admired man in America was Henry Kissinger. ***

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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of onthe-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude.

1. James Thurber 2. El Salvador 3. Six 4. Millard Fillmore. Millard and Abigail Fillmore were only a couple of years apart in age. 5. Apartheid 6. Atalanta 7. Mathematics, specifically geometry 8. A hand-cranked string instrument 9. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, for her medical work during the Civil War 10. It has two hulls

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your softhearted self is drawn to a tempting offer. But your hard-headed half isn’t so sure. Best advice: Do it only after every detail is checked out to your liking.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Texas’ Nolan Ryan no-hit Oakland in 1990. 2. The New York Mets and San Diego each have picked No. 1 five times. 3. Joe Perry of the San Francisco 49ers won UPI’s NFL MVP award in 1954. 4. Three times. 5. It was 1993. 6. Matt Biondi, in 1988. 7. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Marvin Gaye, in 1963. He was shot and killed in 1984 during a violent argument with his father. Marvin Gay Sr. received only five years probation, even though his second shot was at point-blank range after Gaye was already dead. 2. Mink DeVille, in 1977. It was used on the soundtrack of “In the Land of Women” in 2007. 3. Roger Troutman, aka Roger, in 1988. His “The Many Facets of Roger” solo album was released after his debut with the group Zapp. 4. Pop artist Neil Sedaka, in 1961. His mother took a second job to buy a piano, thinking that the young Neil would become a classical pianist. 5. “It’s All in the Game” by Tommy Edwards, in 1958. The melody was originally written in 1911 by Charles Dawes, who became the 30th vice president under Calvin Coolidge.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your inventive mind should help you find a way to get around an apparently impassable barrier and make yourself heard. Your efforts get you noticed by the right people. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re enjoying this creative period. But by midweek, you’ll need to emphasize your more pragmatic talents as you consider a risky but potentially lucrative move. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An unexpected rejection could turn into something positive if you pocket your pride and ask for advice on how you can make changes that will make the difference. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Lion’s heart gives you the courage to push for answers to a job-related situation. Stay with it. You’ll soon find more believers coming out the ranks of the doubters. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But don’t stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Don’t let anyone push you into acting until you’re ready. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone especially close to you might make a surprising request. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You’re in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects you’ve taken on. But don’t let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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clude what was paid to the state. In Colorado the state income tax rate is 4.63%. Your effective tax rate is a backward looking statement; it’s where you have been, it’s last years numbers. Moving forward the second indicator is your marginal tax rate. It is much more effective as a planning tool. Your marginal tax rate is the highest tax rate you will pay on your taxable income. The marginal tax rate for the hypothetical couple above is 25%, meaning, that of the next dollar that they earn 25 cents will be paid in federal taxes. The same is true with your savings and investments. If you have an account paying 3% interest the rate of return after taxes is 2.25%; a 6% return becomes 4.5%. Taxes do take their toll and their effects need to be recognized. It is easy to dismiss the effects of taxation, or to accept that that is the way it is and nothing can be done or changed. Such attitudes can have dire effects on our financial lives and our investment success. There is an importance to reviewing the consequences of taxation when making our financial choices and to take the steps necessary to reduce the impact of taxes. “Pay each one his due; taxes to whom taxes are due, toll to whom toll is due, respect and honor to everyone who deserves them.” Romans 13:7

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