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Printing is little more than stamping. Truthfully, that’s where it all started in the first place. Early humans discovered how to duplicate an image by pressing it into some material, like clay, that would hold its shape once the image was removed. This was the case in civilizations dating back to at least 3000 B.C. and likely even earlier.

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Beginning in the 1450s block-books became widely used. Block-books were woodcut blocks containing both images and text carved on the same block and provided a less expensive, simpler alternative to books that were printed using several blocks. Most often, they contained a lot of illustrations and minimal text but emerged as the bestsellers of the times. The two most common examples of block-books are the “Ars moriendi” and the “Biblia pauperum.”

The original stamping concept evolved into the first true form of printing, called woodblock printing. This method involved cutting an image into a block of wood and then using pigment to transfer that image onto textiles or paper. The earliest woodblock printings on cloth that still exist today are from China in about 220 A.D. They were printed on silk and depict flowers in three different colors. One of the mandates of the Buddhist religions is the circulation of standard translations of the scripture across a wide area and what better way to achieve that through the use of the same woodblock printing technology on paper. Other important Buddhist texts were also copied and distributed through this same method.

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Woodblock printing on cloth reached Europe and was commonly practiced by 1300. Many printings were religious in nature and at first, were quite large but by the 1400s, the popularity switched to smaller prints and eventually to images other than religious ones that were printed on playing cards. Starting from about 1425, these images began to be printed in a large quantity.

MOVABLE TYPE PRINTING Movable type printing is a method that

While initially thought to be a good idea, the massive set of characters in the Chinese language made movable type a bit difficult to use. Johannes Gutenberg, a goldsmith from Germany is credited with creating the first European movable type print technology around 1439. Not long after, he developed the printing press and changed the face of printing forever, allowing for mass production of a single text with minimal work and time. When compared to woodblock printing, movable type page-setting can be achieved much more quickly and is typically more durable. The metal pieces aren’t prone to wear like the blocks of wood and the lettering is more uniform, which led to the development of typography and fonts. Once the Gutenberg Bible was printed The History of Printing... Continued on Page 3

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in 1455, the obviously higher quality and lower cost of the book solidified the superiority of movable type and spurred the spread of printing presses throughout Europe. Most printing done today is completed on some sort of derivative of Gutenberg’s movable type printing.

THE PRINTING PRESS A printing press is a machine that is used to apply pressure to a surface covered with ink, like an inkpad, that rests on a medium like cloth or paper, which ultimately transfers an image to that medium. As mentioned above, Gutenberg developed the first printing press in Europe but he didn’t work alone. He partnered with Andreas Dritzehen and Andreas Heilmann, the former having been a gem-cutting student of Gutenberg’s and the latter being the owner of a paper mill. Using the printing press, printing houses were able to mass-produce texts on a scale on previously dreamed of. These houses were run by master printers who owned the shops, chose and edited their selected manuscripts, determined

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Within print shops, there were several jobs held by several workers. Apprentices worked for the master printers by preparing the ink, dampening the sheets of paper and assisting with the press.

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Journeymen printers were men who had completed their apprenticeships and typically helped ensure the quality of the product by centering the print on the paper. Compositors set the type for printing and pressmen worked the press which was a physically demanding job

In 1843, Richard March Hoe invented rotary drum printing and patented it in 1847. Rotary drum printing involved carving the images around the outside of a cylinder which is then rolled along a continuous roll of paper, cardboard, plastic or other medium, creating a series of copies that can be cut into individual texts.

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Bavarian author Aloys Senefelder invented lithography in 1796 and this method s used for printing on a smooth surface. It uses chemicals to create the desired image. When the printing plate is introduced to a compatible ink and water mixture, the ink will adhere to the hydrophobic chemical on the plate, creating the positive part of the image. This allows for a much flatter printing plate and allows for longer use of that plate. High-volume lithography is still used today to produce posters, maps, books, newspapers, really anything

Printing has come a long way from its humble beginnings in ancient Asian

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ecently the town council of Colorado Springs took a vote that shook the very core of our local society. After months and months of the marijuana debate, and seemingly no realistic chance for legal sale in the southern Colorado city, the council decided to make all narcotic legalized for commercial sale. The decision comes as a huge surprise for voters. “I coundn’t believe it” says Jennifer Jin-Roberts. The local librarian says she’ll definitely be attending future meetings at city hall, “We plan to protest and make a stand. We’re organizing anti-narcotics teams now and getting a really good response” the mother-offour continued, “I’ll definitely be paying attention to who we let make these decisions from now on” Of course the article above was pure satire; that was fun. Can you imagine if something this ridiculous actually happened? I can’t. In fact, I don’t think I would have believed it for a minute. And while it may have been a good dose of fun, this fake article was proving a bigger point.

XLVIII Believed to have been Rigged and Currently Under Investigation by the NFL, Obama Admits US Hasn’t Been the Same Since Buddy Holly Died… Are you reading these things folks? Every single one of these headlines is preposterous! Yet I’ve seen them shared and talked about as if they are actual stories being reported by respected national journalists. This has to stop. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to insult or condemn anyone who happened to believe these stories. It’s not their fault, you see. It’s become commonplace in our fast and furious society to see a story, share it online, and move on to the next bit of news. People don’t have time to investigate every little thing they hear; and that’s fine. You can see/hear/read a news story and believe it. I have no problem with that. It’s your choice. However, if you plan on sharing that story with other people, perhaps you should at least see if it’s factual. In every single one of the headline examples above, the story stated that the article was made as satire at the top of the piece. It’s as simple as reading the italicized fine print at the top of the page. We need to start a movement. Please start investigating the news and rumors you spread to your peers. Get the facts straight and then form an opinion. We can’t just be reading the headlines and then immediately reacting with pure emotion. If we did that, I’m quite sure there would be some rioting at the Colorado Springs city hall right about now.

Stop reading the headlines, people. Day after day it seems some new satirical article is making its way into my social life. Whether someone brings it up on my lunch break at work, or I see it posted on my facebook home feed, fake articles are making waves around America. The worst part is that when someone brings these articles to my attention, it’s usually because they believe them to be true. Over the last two weeks, these are actual headlines that people in my life have claimed as true: Blake Griffin Slaps Justin Bieber at a Hollywood Starbucks, Russia Applauds America’s Efforts to Exclude Gay Athletes From Professional Sports, Super Bowl

So here’s a challenge to you, my dear reader - This week, find the craziest headline you can find online (from a legitimate news source) and read the whole article. Maybe even read more articles on the same subject; get both sides to the story. Then, tell your friends and family about it with a well informed opinion.

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• On Feb. 21, 1885, the Washington Monument, built in honor of America’s revolutionary hero and first president, is dedicated in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot-high marble obelisk was the tallest structure in the world when completed, and it remains today, by District of Columbia law, the tallest building in the nation’s capital.

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enjoy preparing dinner for my husband, especially for special holiday meals. Since he has some health issues, I try to make sure that the dishes I prepare contain ingredients that are nutritious and delicious -- and that includes almonds. Of all the things to love about almonds, this one will really get your heart pumping: Research shows that a diet high in heart-healthy foods like almonds can help to reduce cholesterol levels. That’s good news for just about everyone, as cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death among men and women in the U.S. Almonds also are one of the richest sources of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that consuming whole almonds, including the skin, doubles the antioxidant intake. Just 1 ounce (about 22 almonds) packs more protein than an egg and more than 3 grams of dietary fiber. This same portion provides about 160 calories, and the high protein content staves off hunger. Almonds also are a rich source of riboflavin, magnesium, manganese and copper. Shelled almonds may be whole, sliced or slivered with skin on, or blanched with the skin removed. Look for dryroasted almonds that contain no additional ingredients such as sugar or preservatives. Store them in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place to prevent them from going rancid or absorbing the odors of other foods. Refrigerated almonds will last several months, and up to a year frozen. This recipe for Sole with Grapes and Almonds is an easy, yet elegant recipe for Valentine’s Day ... or any day. Heart-healthy almonds add a lovely crunch and texture to the silky fish fil-

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1. In large shallow dish, combine flour, poutry seasoning, salt and pepper to taste and coat fish fillets in this mixture. Melt butter and oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat and add ginger root. Stir, then add the coated fillets. Saute for 3-4 minutes on each side until the fish begins to turn golden and flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove to an ovenproof dish, cover and keep warm in low oven.

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1. Who was the only pitcher in major-league history to strike out at least half of the batters he faced in a season (minimum 50 innings pitched)? 2. Two seasons in a row (1974-75), a Chicago White Sox pitcher led the American League in saves for a season. Name either pitcher. 3. Emmitt Smith holds the mark for most career rushing touchdowns in NFL history (164). Who is No. 2? 4. When was the last time before the 201213 campaign that the Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team won the Big Ten regular-season title outright? 5. Jaromir Jagr has played in more than 1,400 NHL games, with the most being for Pittsburgh (806). Which teams are second and third on the list? 6. When was the last time before 2013 that soccer’s MLS Cup winner was decided by penalty kicks? 7. Who was the last undisputed heavyweight boxing champion?

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1. Is the book of Miriam in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What Moabite widow left her homeland to follow her mother-in-law to Bethlehem? Lydia, Jahab, Ruth, Jezebel 3. In Joshua 7, what Israelite’s goods were burned after he had been stoned to death? Zerah, Edom, Kerioth, Achan 4. Where is Maher-shalal-hash-baz, the longest word found in the Bible? Ezra 2:7, Isaiah 8:1, Joel 3:4, Amos 9:15 5. In Judges 18, what Canaanite city was burned down by the men of Dan? Laish, Philippi, Hebron, Jericho 6. How many times is the word “trinity” mentioned in the Bible (KJV)? Zero, 1, 7, 49 (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel struck out 50.2 percent of the batters he faced in 2012.

1. The London Astoria, March 31, 1967. A journalist suggested the move as a way to be more dramatic than The Who, who were known to destroy instruments. 2. “All You Need Is Love,” by the Beatles. 3. Rod Stewart, 1977, to moderate U.S. success. In the U.K., the song climbed the charts and was half of a double A-side, with “I Was Only Joking.” 4. Neil Diamond. The song also was used in the movie “The Jazz Singer.” 5. “Sympathy for the Devil,” by The Rolling Stones in 1969. It was originally written as a folk song titled “The Devil Is My Name” until band member Keith Richards suggested changing the tempo to Samba. Because of the song, the media promoted the idea that the Stones might be devil worshipers.

2. Terry Forster in 1974 (24 saves) and Rich Gossage in 1975 (26).

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5. He played 277 games with the New York Rangers, and 190 with the Washington Capitals.

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and Harrison. 6. Ralph Waldo Emerson 7. A fear of beautiful women

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8. Mrs. Norris 9. Lay’s potato chips 10. 969 years

3. LaDainian Tomlinson, with 145.

6. It was 2009, when Real Salt Lake beat the Los Angeles Galaxy, 5-4, in a penalty shootout. 7. Lennox Lewis, in 2000.

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in 1989, a bottle of wine once owned by Thomas Jefferson was up for sale. The asking price? $500,000. It seems nobody was willing to pony up the cash, and at the end of the night there was no sale. At that point, a waiter (inadvertently?) dropped the bottle, destroying the unprofitable item. The bottle was insured, however, and the merchant did end up with $250,000. • The White House was not designed by an American. It was Irish architect James Hoban who won the competition to create the architectural plans for the home of the political leader of the United States. • Before he became president, George H.W. Bush was, for a time, the youngest aviator in the history of the U.S. Navy, getting his wings just three days before he turned 19. *** Thought for the Day: “When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” -- Buckminster Fuller

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moving, or 78 weeks within 2 years for self-employed individuals, put a check mark next to the third requirement. One exception to the time and distance requirements applies to active duty military members with orders to change stations.

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Tina reason you move is for your job your first requirement has been met. If you moved at least 50 miles farther than your prior commute, you’ve met the second requirement. If you worked full time for 39 weeks within one year of

Once your move qualifies, out of pocket costs related to your move are fully tax deductible. Adding up the costs of boxes, bubble wrap, as well as transporting the contents of your home (including pets), will benefit you at tax time. On the flip side, scratch off burg-

Unlike other IRS-friendly deductions, the moving expense deduction is substantially less restrictive. Not only are you not required to itemize deductions, but there are no income thresholds or phase-outs either. You are only required to use the “long form” and take the deduction as an adjustment to income on page 1 of the 1040 tax form.

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that the bank will put a hold on your funds for longer than you expect. â&#x20AC;˘ Online. Too many things can go wrong, especially if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on WiFi or if the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s security isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t strong. â&#x20AC;˘ Monthly payments of any kind. You lose control over when and if the payment is made. â&#x20AC;˘ Any ATM location thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not out in public. An out-of-the-way spot is more likely to have been tampered with.

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â&#x20AC;˘ New businesses. Let others be the first customers until all the bugs are worked out in their security. Add to this list small businesses, carryout establishments and restaurants. â&#x20AC;˘ Making large purchases. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the protection of a credit-card company if something is wrong with what you buy.

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â&#x20AC;˘ A down payment on any item. The balance can be taken at the wrong time.

Do you see the pattern here? The advice is to not use debit cards, at least not until the financial world has managed to make our transactions completely secure. (Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to happen until we start using Debit cards are tied directly to your the microchip-based cards as they bank account, and your money can do in other countries.) If you object vanish. What will you do while all to paying the interest on a credit the facts are being uncovered and card, have the money ready to send the fraud revealed? In the event of the minute your statement arrives, a large credit/debit-card grab, such or even sooner. as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just witnessed, your situation might not be sorted out for Or open a second account to be used months. By law the bank has to in- with your debit card and keep limvestigate within 10 business days, ited funds in it. If the information is but what happens if your vehicle or compromised and the money taken, mortgage check tries to clear during the damage will be smaller. that time and your account has been emptied? If you still want a debit card (to save the interest charges on a credit card), there are a few places where a debit card should not be used: â&#x20AC;˘ At a gas pump. Go inside to complete the transaction, but remember

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