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Let’s jump right in with the creepiest thing on our list…the world’s largest spider. While most people have probably heard urban legends about spiders so large that they attack and eat camels from the inside out, those truly are just urban legends. The fact is, the largest spider, when considering its leg span, is the giant huntsman spider found in Laos.

The 110-foot-tall sandstone arch has attracted people for a few years but recently was the site of a devastating event. A young Utah man miscalculated the length of the rope he needed in order to safely complete the jump and hit the ground, dying instantly. Commercial trips to attempt this particular stunt have been banned, although private

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Pendulum swinging has recently taken the Moab, Utah area by storm. It involves climbing to ridiculous heights on natural structures like Corona Arch in Moab, then jumping from them and swinging along while tethered to climbing ropes. The rope swing isn’t a stationary fixture; anyone wanting to try it has to rig up their own swing but recently viral videos have circulated touting Corona Arch as the highest place from which to swing.

The giant huntsman has a leg span of up to 12 inches, and a body length of almost 2 full inches. The species was discovered in 2001 and is thought to be primarily a cave dweller. Given its size, you would think a species like this wouldn’t have remained undiscovered for quite so long. In fact even the World Wide Fund for Nature commented on that exact situation…and said, “Some of these species really have no business being recently discovered.”

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Hyperion is located in the Redwood National Forest in California and measures a staggering 379 feet 4 inches. It towers 10 feet higher than the next tallest tree, the Stratosphere Giant located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, also in California. Sometimes Bigger Really is Better... Continued on Page 3

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Del Norte Titan, while not the tallest, is the largest tree by volume, based on a single-stem measurement. Located in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in (surprise!) California, Del Norte Titan contains an estimated 37,000 cubic feet of wood and measured at least 23.7 feet in diameter at about 4.5 feet above the ground. One expert described the tree as having a mass “equivalent to 15 adult blue whales” and that if the entire tree were cut into planks 12 feet long and one inch thick and then all the planks were laid end to end, the line would top out at over 100 miles.

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It’s probably no surprise that the largest dog in the world happens to be a Great Dane. They are said to be a cross between the English mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound. Originally bred to hunt deer and wild boar, these massive dogs are unusual in that they continue to grow longer than most other breeds (as if they need to).

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First off, say that three times fast. Good, now on to the task at hand. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, Can- In Lucas, Kan., there is a traveling ada, the Big Nickel is a 30-foot roadside museum that has dubbed replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel. itself the “World’s Largest CollecIt was built through the cooperative tion of World’s Smallest Version of efforts of Ted Szilva and Bruno Cal- World’s Largest Things.” We’ll call lavo and was constructed of stain- it the WLCoWSVoWLT for short. less steel panels. Szilva got the idea when he read about a contest in the Sudbury Star, which asked the citizens of Sudbury to offer up suggestions of how the City of Sudbury could celebrate the Canadian Centennial in 1963. His idea was rejected because the sponsors, the Sudbury Canada Centennial Committee, didn’t feel it was useful.

The name literally says it all. This traveling museum was created by artist Erika Nelson and includes miniature versions of things such as the World’s Largest Ball of Video Tape, the World’s Largest Ball of Twine and the World’s Largest Frying Pan. It’s comforting to know that there is a place where you can find the world’s largest of anything, all in one place.

Szilva continued working on his idea and eventually pulled it off. The Big Nickel was revealed on July 27, 1964.

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Step Four: Give up something harmful. Get rid of an old bad habit or destructive behavior, and replace it with a new one. If you regularly run late for appointments, make it a goal to set your alarm twenty minutes earlier or always leave 15 By Dr. Ron Ross minutes sooner. If television eats up your entire evening, unplug it ife is unfair so there are and create a new habit of reading a more than a few reasons to book. have a pity party. I’ve stood at the bedside of a child dying of Step Five: Notice the good in othcancer; and with a woman who lost ers and compliment them. As you her children in a nasty divorce; and encourage others you will encourwith a family who lost their mother age yourself. As you do, you will and father in a single car-crash. learn to have more grace for yourself; and, who knows, maybe those You too have reasons to pity your- same people will begin to encourself, some worse than those above, age you. Want a compliment; give a and some not near as bad. Go ahead compliment. and list your reasons for pity if you want. Step Six: Take responsibility for all your actions. Don’t make excuses What is self pity? It is obsessive re- for bad acts – it’s just another form lentless thoughts about a situation of self-pity. Discover your strengths where you see yourself as a victim and find ways to build on them. and you feel frustration, anger and betrayal. Self pity stymies any heal- Step Seven: Make a list. Don’t let ing and keeps you from moving on pity overcome you, but organize with your life. Self pity’s worse side and prioritize your life in a way that effect is that your family and friends makes sense. This will help you feel start avoiding you because you’re productive and motivate you to do such miserable company. Beware more. of self pity as it is a personally destructive habit as addictive as a nar- Step Eight: Be you; don’t try to be cotic and as caustic as a poison. someone else. You may see characteristics in others which you want to If you are living in self pity, apply pursue, that’s good. But your goal these steps to pretty yourself rather should be to be a better version of than pity yourself: you, not a lesser version of someone else. Step One: Wallow awhile in your sorrow, then give it up. Cry, grieve, Helen Keller said, “Self-pity is our grumble, vent, whine, and belly- worst enemy and if we yield to it, ache until you’ve exhausted every we can never do anything wise in reason to complain. Get it out and this world.” You want to do more get it over with. than feel sorry for yourself all day – you want to be all that God has Step Two: Get real. Analyze what intended you to be. So start today to really happened. Not what you pretty yourself; don’t pity yourself. THINK happened, but what really did happen. Talk to someone who ©2013 Dr. Ronald D. Ross can help you view the event with To read more from Dr. Ross clear, unbiased eyes. visit his blog, www.RonRossToday.com Step Three: Now, try something new. The rut of self pity can be de-

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• On June 10, 1692, in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. In October, on order of the governor, the Salem witch trials, which resulted in the executions of 19 innocent women and men, effectively ended. • On June 14, 1777, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution describing the design of the national flag. It became known as the “Stars and Stripes.â€? • On June 13, 1905, pitcher Christy Matthewson of the New York Giants throws the second no-hitter of his career. Matthewson won 31 games and lost only nine, and ended the 1905 season with an earned run average of just 1.28, more than a run and a half lower than the league average. • On June 15, 1917, some two months after America’s entrance into World War I, the U.S. Congress passes the Espionage Act. The Act essentially made it a crime for

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• On June 12, 1940, Edsel Ford agrees to manufacture 9,000 Rolls-Royce-designed engines to be used in British and U.S. airplanes. Edsel’s father, Henry, who still retained control over the company, personally and publicly canceled the deal, telling a reporter: “We are not doing business with the British government or any other government.â€?

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MONUMENT COMPUTER SERVICES 66 2nd Street, Monument, CO 80132 Computer Repair & Cleanup New Computer Sales & Networking 719-488-2830

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COUNSELING PSYCHOTHERAPIST MA MARY SENOUR • 719-331-4312 Marriage • Family • Adolescents Substance Abuse • Body Image Coping Skills • Coaching 236 N. Washington, Monument CO Email: senour71@gmail.com EQUINE FACILITATED COUNSELING Trauma • PTSD • Anger • Depression Relationships • Personal Growth Gentle Healing Techniques Laurel Boyer, MA, LPC 719-210-0668 laurel@gypsywindranch.com

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DOG GROOMING CHYANNS’ PET CARE Grooming with TLC Since 1983 Fun - Calm - Clean - Environment 79 4th St. (4th & Washington) Monument 719-488-9474 Cheryl Rogers - Owner Operator

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FLORIST & GIFTS THE ENCHANTED FLORIST Flowers for All Occasions Gift and Garden Boutique 481 Hwy. 105 Suite I 719-488-1116 www.enchantedfloristco.com

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GARDEN CENTER McCORD’S GARDEN CENTER & LANDSCAPING Annuals • Perennials • Shrubs Herbs • Vegetables • Seeds Garden Art • Garden Supplies 780 Hwy 105 • 719-375-3573

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HOUSECLEANING Summer Creek Cleaning, LLC All of Tri-Lakes and Flying Horse Call for a FREE Estimate Allandra 719-304-6000 Great References Available References Available by request

HYDRO-GARDENING MAJESTIC HYDRO GARDENING “Growing Your Way” with excellent products from some of the most trusted names in the Hydroponic and Gardening industries such as: Fox Farm, House & Garden, Botanicare, Sunleaves, Happy Frog and many more. I cater to all gardeners, if I don’t have it, I can get it. So come on in and check the store out, and see what’s “growing” on. 860 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 719-323-0022 Bring this ad in and get 5% OFF purchase

INSURANCE AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE Larry E Stiltner Agency 481 Hwy 105 Suite 212 719-481-8382 Monument, CO 80132

HAIR SALONS MOUNTAIN AIR SALON & BARBERSHOP IN SHOP BARBER Color Specialist / Mens Grooming 251 N Front St. Monument, CO 719-481-3265 www.mountainairsalon.com

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JEWELRY PURPLE MOUNTAIN JEWELRY Fine jewelry-custom designjewelry repair-watch batteries. 47 Third Street, Monument, CO 719-487-0444 www.purplemountainjewelry.com SUSAN HELMICH FINE JEWELRY Designer Collections ~ Custom Since 1972 Repair-Gemstones-Restoration Gold Buying or Credit 719-488-0448 13710 Struthers Road, #120

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LODGING THE INN AT PALMER DIVIDE Your Local Getaway 443 S. Hwy 105 Palmer Lake CO 719-481-1800 www.innatpalmerdivide.com

MAILBOX SERVICES The UPS Store® 24 Hour Access-Mail Forwarding Package Receiving 590 Highway 105 Safeway Shopping Center 719-487-1730 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3693

NAILS YVETTE @ INNOVATIONS SALON INC. 3D Design / All Nail Service Friday and Saturday 9AM - 5PM 481 Hwy 105, Monument, CO 719-481-3094

OFFICE SPACE Affordable 150-3500 sq. feet Low Cost Business Workshops Woodcarver Properties and Tri-Lakes Business Incubator 14960 Woodcarver Road info@woodcarverproperties.com 719-481-4877 x-100

PHOTOGRAPHY KIRKLAND PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN *FAMILY *COMMERCIAL *EVENTS *HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS *MODELS 719-487-1779 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, CO www.KirklandPhotography.com

RESTAURANTS BROKEN BONES BBQ Smokin’ Good Food Dine-In • Take-Out • Catering 481 Hwy. 105, Monument CO 719-487-0471 www.brokenbonesbbq.com MOZAIC RESTAURANT & LOUNGE HAPPY HOUR Tues-Sat 4PM-6PM 443 S. Hwy. 105 Palmer Lake CO 719-481-1800 www.innatpalmerdivide.com

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ROOFING PRIME ROOFING, INC. 28 Years Experience - A+ BBB Rating Locally Owned and Operated Work with All Insurance Providers 719-599-4020 www.myprimeroofing.com

SHIPPING SHIP ‘N OUT Authorized Shipper for: FedEx - DHL - USPS 481 Hwy. 105, Unit 201 In Monument Plaza 719-465-1153 The UPS Store® Packing-Shipping Boxes-Freight 590 Highway 105 Safeway Shopping Center 719-487-1730 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3693

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THE WALSH COMPANY Enrolled Agent Tax Specialist Personal • Corporate • LLC • Trust 430 Beacon Lite Rd. #155 Monument, CO 80132 719-481-8951

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SOUTHWELL TREE AND FORESTRY SERVICE Fire Mitigation • Tree Removal Firewood • Hauling • Local Timber Jon Southwell 719-641-7529 CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

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THRIFT SHOPS HANGERS THRIFT SHOP Benefiting Tri-Lakes Cares 245 Jefferson St. Monument, CO 80132 719-488-2300 Open Mon-Sat 9AM - 5PM

TREEMAN TREE SERVICE WILD FIRE MITIGATION SERVICE Tree Removal • Tree Trimming Thinning • Chipping • Scrub Oak Year Round Service • INSURED 719-488-1818 • FREE ESTIMATES Hundreds of References! Local Business Since 2002

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SNIPPETZ COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your event: http://snippetzonline.com/submit-an-event.html Due to a limited amount of space, submissions to the Snippetz Community Calendar will be restricted to non-profit organizations, community clubs, and Snippetz advertiser events.

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. HISTORIC WALKING TOURS of Palmer Lake, Monument, Castle Rock. Guided by local historian Jim Sawatzki. Individuals, Clubs & Organizations Tours approx.1 1/2 hrs. 1-mi long. Call 719-481-3963 palmerdivideproductions.com BAR BINGO American Legion post 9-11 at The Depot Primrose St. - Palmer Lake Every Wednesday 5:30 -7:30 Bingo $1.00 a card. Burrito bar, Malibu Buckets, and $2.00 Bud Beers 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 LADIES AUXILIARY MONTHLY MEETING Sundance Mountain Lodge Carson Room 3rd Thursday of the Month 6:30 pm for more information contact Martine Arndt at 487-9225. 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.

ALPACA SHEARING DAY 19850 Beacon Lite Rd June 10, 2013 9:00am-12:pm All visitors welcome to come and watch the shearing process. We will have fluffy alpacas transformed into little stick figures that will be much cooler. MONUMENT HILL KIWANIS CLUB MEETING Inn at Palmer Divide June 15 8:00-9:30 am Palmer Ridge High School Robotics Team will demonstrate their robots MONUMENT HILL KIWANIS CLUB MEETING Inn at Palmer Divide June 22 8:00-9:30 am Dr Ed Krekorian talks about his experience From Combat to Hospital Commander

Participants will join more than 50,000 other cyclists and volunteers from across the

WOMANS AUXILIARY STREET SALE American Legion Post 9-11 at The Depot Primrose St. - Palmer Lake Every Saturday 8:00- 1:00 Set up a table for only $5.00. Sell all your unwanted items. Call Alicia @ 481-8668 to reserve your space or come on by to browse others wares.

ICE CREAM DAY 19850 Beacon Lite Rd; Monument, CO 80132 June 22, 2012 10am - 4pm Enjoy free Rock House Ice Cream favorites sponsored by Joy Ice Cream Cone Co. A fun way to kick off summer with the alpacas. Boutique Sale and free tours!

PALMER LAKE ART GROUP 48TH ANNUAL SPRING ART EXHIBIT AND SALE Monument Hill Church, 18725 Monument Hill Road, Monument, CO June 7-15, 2013 M-S 10am-4pm Sun 1-4pm Opening Reception: Fri, June 7, 5-8 pm. This Judged event features original art by more than 30 members of the Group, including paintings, sculptures, photography, fiber art and jewelry. Also included will be the work of the scholarship winners for this year. Please see our website, www.palmerlakeartgroup.com for more information.

American Diabetes Association Southern Colorado Tour de Cure Mary Kyer Park,Colorado Springs June 22nd - All Day The American Diabetes Association is hosting our annual Southern Colorado Tour de Cure bike event on June 22nd at Mary Kyer Park in Colorado Springs, to help raise funds to change the future of this devastating disease. Tour de Cure is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from 10-mile family rides to 100mile century rides. The route will feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to cheer riders on. We hope to see you out there! For more information call

FREE TRI-LAKES CHURCH OF CHRIST 2013 Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 23 through Thursday June 27, 2013 Each night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Tri-Lakes church of Christ at 20450 Beacon Lite Road in Monument (Corner of Beacon Lite and County Line Road) Climb aboard the Kingdom Express: Stories in the Passenger Car; Puppets in the Train Car; Crafts in the Creative Car; Singing in the Praise Car; Snacks at the Dining Car. Celebration for the Whole Family on Thursday Night (including Train Ride) Classes for ALL ages (Nursery to Adult) Registration at: www. trilakeschurch-vbs.eventbrite.com

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Tour de Cure is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from 10-mile family rides to 100-mile century rides. The route will feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to cheer riders on. Cyclists from around the region will gather at one of six routes to participate in the event. Routes include: 5K Walk/Run, Mountain Bike Route, 10K Family Friendly, 50K, 100K and 100M cycling routes. The routes will go through Palmer Lake and Monument, with many rest stops around the area. To participate in Southern Colorado Tour de Cure or volunteer, please visit www.diabetes.org/socotourdecure.

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Colorado Springs, CO -- The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by taking part in the annual Southern Colorado Tour de Cure®, a cycling event happening on June 22, 2013 at Mary Kyer Park in Colorado Springs, to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease.

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VFW OPEN MEETING Sundance Mountain Lodge Carson Room 3rd Tuesday of the Month 6pm Meeting open to the public.

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country. Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are taking the ride of their life by helping raise funds for the nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes. “Many people will participate in the Tour de Cure for the stimulating competition, camaraderie and physical cycling challenge. But the real reward comes in knowing that every mile they ride and every dollar they raise brings us that much closer to stopping this disease that affects 316,000 people in Colorado,” said Kelly Jackson, American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure Director. “With diabetes growing at near-epidemic proportions, the need for funds has never been so great,” she added. The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association toll-free at 1-888-DIABETES or visit us at www.diabetes.org/tour. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes. org/colorado. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

(Password is “trains”.) MONUMENT HILL KIWANIS CLUB MEETING Inn at Palmer Divide June 29 8:00-9:30 am Bob Kaylor will tell Gettysburg Stories 7TH ANNUAL PURELY PONDS PARADE OF PONDS CHARITY POND TOUR Saturday & Sunday June 29th and 30th 9am to 5pm Purely Ponds will match and donate all net profits from ticket sales to the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region. On this self-guided pond tour there will be 30 tour stops throughout Colorado Springs, Monument and the surrounding area. Tickets with tour map are just $5 per ticket. They will be available In May online at www.purelyponds.com and also at all 3 Pioneer Sand

locations in Colorado Springs, Monument and the Black Forest. For more information please visit www.purelyponds.com or call 719-896-0038 SOUTH AMERICAN WINE TASTING (free event) 19850 Beacon Lite Rd; Monument, CO 80132 July 20, 2013 10-4pm In celebration of the alpacas homeland, we will have some wonderful selections wines from the very best vineyards in South america. Come and experience a fun, family day at the ranch. Sparkling cider for the kids. Boutique Sale and free alpaca tours.


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e hear it all the time - the children are our future. It can be hard to acknowledge at times (like when they fail to bathe themselves, act like superhero’s in the back yard fighting imaginary villains, and eat their buger’s). Anyway you spin it though, it’s the truth. One day someone under the age of 18 (right now) will be president of the United States. One of those kids will explore space; another could find the cure for cancer. You never know. Of course, some young people show signs of their incredible potential a little earlier than others. Take for example an 18-year old teen by the name of Justin Beckerman; he just invented a personal submarine. The young New Jersey native has been inventing things for as long as his parents can remember. His mother is quoted claiming “he’s been building things since he was two years old,” adding that “if we tried to help him, we would just get in the way”. At twelve years old, trying to avoid the hassle’s of housework, Beckerman invented a remote control device that could vacuum and mop for him. Impressive, for a middle school student. Still, Justin’s greatest invention to date is his newest one. The fully functional submarine is a high school science fair anomaly. Few people are capable of such a scientific and technological achievement, much less a teenager. It started years ago. In fact, the submarine I’m speaking of is his fourth sub to date! Previous versions were subpar; only able to dive 5-feet deep. The new sub is advanced, enabling

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But before you start looking at your 18-year olds in disgust, take into consideration that Justin built his highly advanced water treading machine for under $2,000 US dollars. He used mostly common items, like motorized scooter engines and 12v batteries. So simple, so cheap. Okay, now you can look in disgust. But remember that such talent at a young age is rare. Some 18-year olds are better off taking basic college courses and playing X-Box in the evening. It’s not flashy. It’s not making the news. But plenty of kids that age are doing it and living a happy and healthy life. In the end, isn’t that all we really want for the youth? To live a satisfying life; one they won’t regret? Of course it is. Well, that, and we want some highly developed new technology.

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When asked what the invention is for, Beckerman gave a wise answer, stating he’d like to, “Explore the lakes, see fish, and hopefully find a bit of history”. There are rumored to be cannons from a neighboring historic house in the lake nearest to him. So there’s always that shot at history. Another shot is staring him in the face as he becomes one of the leading bright minds of his generation. Of course some drive and ambition could help. When asked about the motivation for the project, Justin Beckerman gave an unexciting answer “I wanted to see if I could do it,” he said. How’s that for an inspirational story... He just felt like it.

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1. ENTERTAINERS: What actress’s original name was Natasha Gurdin? 2. LANGUAGE: What is a dyarchy? 3. TELEVISION: What was the Skipper’s nickname for Gilligan in “Gilligan’s Island”? 4. GEOGRAPHY: On which coast of Africa is the country of Gabon located? 5. ADVERTISING SLOGANS: What company’s cookies are baked by elves? 6. HISTORY: What was Attila the Hun’s moniker? 7. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented by pharmacophobia? 8. GAMES: How many color groups of property are in the game of Monopoly? 9. INVENTIONS: Who invented the Frisbee? 10. ANATOMY: Where are the adrenal glands located in the human body?

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1. Who was the last New York Yankees starting pitcher before Hiroki Kuroda in 2012 to shut out an opponent on two hits or less? 2. In 2012, Alfonso Soriano became the sixth player in major-league history to have at least 1,000 RBIs, 350 homers, 400 doubles and 250 steals. Name three of the first five. 3. Which team was the first in NFL history to block a punt and take the ball into the end zone for the winning touchdown in overtime? 4. When was the last time an NCAA Tournament final in men’s basketball was decided by a point? 5. How many NHL teams have gone at least 10-0 in a full calendar month before Pittsburgh did it in 2013? 6. In 2012, Landon Donovan became the third player in Major League Soccer history to win five championships. Name either of the other two to do it. 7. Who was the first American to win a world judo championship?

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(Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis). Of course it’s not going to measure up to the original. I’ll get that out of the way first. There’s no music, for one. James Franco acts like he’s not supposed to carry the movie. Franco can give a real performance, but the guy isn’t convincing when he’s talking to computer-generated critters. “Snitch” (PG-13) -- When Jason (Rafi Gavron) is busted for receiving a shipment of ecstasy, the teenager faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. Fortunately, his father, John (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), is an enormous and caring fellow. To make a deal to get his son out of trouble, John volunteers to go undercover and to take down a drug ring. It’s a distressed-dad action flick with an overt message about the War on Drugs: It’s bad. Johnson puts in the effort, and you can see his skill here. He’s still a miscast -- an action-hero type

charged with playing an everyman -- but it’s an entertaining rental and somewhat unique for an action flick of its class. “Wrong” (R) -- Do not expect this movie to make sense ... at all. It’s funny. But it won’t let you enjoy it as a casual experience. In “Wrong,” a man (Jack Plotnick) searches for his lost dog. Palm trees decide to be pines, office cubicles are subject to torrential weather patterns, and people are just strange. There’s nothing really to “get” besides the idea that this movie wants to break the mold of the slice-of-life film genre. It might frustrate some viewers. Scratching your head and going along with the absurdity on screen is the best-case scenario for such an out-there flick.

DOG OF THE WEEK “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (R) -Hollywood seems to be under the impression that you can take any fairy tale, make

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it sexy and action-packed, and there you have a recipe for box-office success. That is, unless the execution is dim and boring. In this pointless exercise, Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) grow into vigilante witch hunters. Somehow, they discovered the secret to building shotguns, automatic weapons and stale oneliners well before the technology existed. If only cool props, costumes and sets could make a movie good. Too bad for this flick that script and performances matter a lot more.

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• The shamrock is often associated with Ireland, so you might be surprised to learn that it’s not the country’s national symbol. The official symbol is actually a Celtic harp, which makes Ireland the only country in the world to have a musical instrument for its national emblem.

by Samantha Weaver • It was Israeli diplomat Abba Eban who made the following sage observation: “Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.” • John Tyler fathered 15 children, more than any other U.S. president in history. He also holds the distinction of being the oldest president with living grandchildren. Tyler was born in 1790, and his son Lyon Gardiner Tyler was born in 1853. Lyon Gardiner, in turn, had children at a rather advanced age for fatherhood. Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. was born in 1924, when his father was 71, and Harrison Ruffin Tyler was born in 1928. Both men were still living in 2012, and the younger of the brothers maintained the Tyler family historic home, Sherwood Forest. • Those who study such things say that the energy expended by those chewing bubble gum every day could power Los Angeles

• It’s been reported that Napoleon Bonaparte was afraid of cats. • According to a recent survey of married people in the United States, fully one-quarter of respondents admitted to receiving a traffic ticket and hiding from their spouse. Nearly that many (24 percent) said they had kept a car accident secret from their husband or wife. • In an average year, there will be about 700 tornadoes in the United States. *** Thought for the Day: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -- Sir Winston Churchill (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Home and work issues vie for your attention through early next week. Rely on your Libran sense of balance to keep you from being overwhelmed by either side.

JUNE 10, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cheer up, Lamb. Your emotional impasse will lift once you allow your highly tuned sense of justice to guide you on what to do about an associate’s questionable behavior. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) News about a project you hoped to work on might need more clarification. Take nothing just on faith. Draw up a list of questions, and insist on each being fully answered. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Giving your time to help others is fine. But don’t lose sight of your own needs. Make plans for an energy-restoring getaway with that very special person in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulate yourself on getting that difficult job done to everyone’s satisfaction. This could be the first of many such challenges you might be offered down the line. LEO (July 23 to August 22) With your enthusiasm soaring again, you feel ready to tackle a tough new assignment. Good for you! And remember: Don’t be too proud to accept help when it’s offered. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Cupid rules the week for single Virgos eager to make a romantic connection. Meanwhile, Virgo couples experience renewed commitment in their relationships.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creative projects might have to go on standby as you tackle other matters making demands on your time and energy. Things should ease by the middle of next week. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your energies are high, and so are your aspirations. But be careful not to let work dominate the week. It’s also important to spend time with family and friends. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) It’s a good time to set aside your pride and stop nursing those hurt feelings. Instead, consider restoring relationships you want to have back in your life. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might be miffed at not being shown more appreciation for your hard work. But don’t brood over it. Recognition comes in its own time and in its own way. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) With your inner creative juices starting to boil and bubble, this is a good time to launch a new arts-related project, or go back and restart the one you had set aside. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of seeing the best in people, which helps encourage them to live up to your perceptions. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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roduct recalls are all about safety. They’re not just about breakage or failure of a product to work properly -- potential injury or illness are behind most of the recalls. Fortunately we have a number of government agencies that oversee foods and products, and in many cases, it’s the manufacturer who issues the recall. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently listed these recalls: LED light bulbs -- 554,000 bulbs under the brand names Westinghouse, Definity, EcoSmart and Sylvania have been recalled by the manufacturer due to overheating. In some cases, there was damage to the socket and fire in the surrounding area, including carpets and floors. Check www.lsgc.com/ recall for specific wattages or call 855-5742533. Toro Z Master Riding Mowers -- This is in addition to a similar recall of November 2012. The idler pulley can rub against the fuel tank, causing a potential fire hazard. See www.toro.com for more information or call 855-493-0090. Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch softball bat -- The barrel can come apart from the handle and hit people nearby. So far there have been 170 incidences. For more information, see www.slugger.com or call 800-282-2287. An even bigger recall category is food,

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and there we have two government watchdogs: the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. As with other products, it’s not always the inspectors who find something wrong, but the manufactures themselves who issue a recall. Recent recalls for food items include: • Pork pie products, due to misbranding and undeclared allergens (milk) • Sesame paste, due to Salmonella • Frozen chicken quesadilla, due to E. coli • Vanilla and chocolate ice cream, due to undeclared allergens (almonds, coconut, soy), • Ready-to-eat meatballs, due to Listeria. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers recalls on more than just cars and trucks. A recent recall involved five years of one brand of motorhome for steering wheels that detach from the mounting bracket, causing loss of steering. Another brand of motorhome was recalled for awning motors that cause the awning to unfurl while the vehicle is moving. Your best bet is to use a throwaway email address and sign up for email recall notifications at all the agencies. Food Safety and Inspection Site: www.fsis. usda.gov U.S. Department of Agriculture: www. usda.gov U.S. Food and Drug Administration: www. fda.gov National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: www.nhtsa.gov (or www.safercar. gov) Consumer Product Safety Commission: www.cpsc.gov David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.

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KIWANIS SUPPORTS SENIORS Monument, CO; May 22, 2013 Local area senior citizens are again assured that HAP’s popular Wednesday senior luncheon program will continue. Monument Hill Kiwanis recently donated $900 to TriLakes Health Advocacy Partnership (HAP) to help keep the program active in 2013. The donation was announced by the granting foundation of Kiwanis: Monument Hill Foundation. The check was presented by Kiwanis member and Foundation Director for Granting and External Relations, Scott Ross, to HAP’s president, Ted Rinebarger. While presenting the check at the May HAP board meeting, Ross explained that the Foundation’s goals are to support the community and children. He noted that HAP has several programs that provide direct support to the community seniors and the Foundation wanted to be part of that effort through this donation to HAP.

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1. Chien-Ming Wang, in 2006. 2. Barry Bonds, Andre Dawson, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield.

1. The Electric Light Orchestra, in 1977. In the beginning, this English group was more popular in the U.S. than in the U.K. ELO released 11 studio albums in its first 15 years.

ganization much like Kiwanis in that both are comprised of all volunteers with no paid staff, and both are focused on making our community a better place in which to live. HAP’s weekly luncheons are open to all senior citizens in the Tri-Lakes area. The inexpensive luncheons are every Wednesday, beginning at noon, weather permitting. The luncheons are in the basement of the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 administrative building (“Big Red”) located at 146 Jefferson Street in Monument. The nutritious meals are catered by Pinecrest Catering with table service provided by volunteers. They provide a popular way for senior citizens to socialize, meet new members of the community, and learn of other activities and news of interest to seniors. Monument Hill Foundation is the grantmaking resource of the Monument Hill Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis Club meets every Saturday morning at the Inn At Palmer Divide. More information about Monument Hill Kiwanis is available on the web at www.MonumentHillKiwanis.org.

A BIT OF SNIPPETZ STYLE PUN-ISHMENT Math teachers have lots of problems. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large. Did you hear about the fire at the circus? The heat was in tents. My neighbor just got the part for Scrooge in a local performance. I’d love to go see him, but that play scares the Dickens out of me.

3. Arizona, in 2008.

2. Chris Montez of “Let’s Dance” fame (1962). The song was heard in the 1978 film “National Lampoon’s Animal House.”

4. It was 1989 -- Michigan topped Seton Hall in overtime, 80-79.

3. A Jamaican friend of Paul McCartney used to answer the question “What’s happening?” with “Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra.”

5. None.

4. Duke Ellington. Stevie Wonder’s 1977 hit also mentions other jazz greats like Count Basie.

What’s the definition of a will? (It’s a dead giveaway).

5. “Louie, Louie,” the song that caused so much parental angst in 1963. Concerned about rumors of alleged filthy lyrics, even the FBI got into the act and launched a 30-month investigation. Truth: It’s a sailor’s lament.

I really do have a photographic memory -- I just haven’t developed it yet.

6. Jeff Agoos and Brian Mullan. 7. Ann-Maria Burns, in 1984.

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