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I was cooking dinner for my family when.... I was cooking dinner for my family when it was night and I made an 8-pound brisket for dinner. Everyone said, wow! LilyToole, 6 Shaull Elementary School First Grade I was cooking dinner for my family when the casserole turned into a mutant zombie. Then I pushed it in the oven and put it on high and it melted and from that day on, no one cooked casserole ever again. Steven, 9 Upper Allen Elementary School Fourth Grade

I was cooking dinner for my family when I accidently put the wrong ingredient in the pot and I was so scared because I thought it wouldn’t taste good. But my mom said, great job for making us noodles. You’re welcome. So we ate the noodles. Ethan Nestor, 7 (winner) Shaull Elementary School First Grade I was cooking dinner for my family when the stove caught on fire. While I was waiting for the fire department to put out the fire, I went and bought a lottery ticket. It was the winning lottery ticket! “I’m rich, I’m rich, I tell you, rich!” So then instead of cooking, I took everyone out to the world’s fanciest restaurant in Paris, France, and ordered the world’s most expensive and complicated food. Dean, 10 (Winner) Upper Allen Elementary School Fourth Grade

I was cooking dinner for my family when ants started to climb up onto the counter. They started to attack the food. I took an ant trap so all the ants would go right into the ant trap. Tyler Delaney, 7 St. Patrick School Second Grade I was cooking dinner for my family when the lobster jumped out of the pot and pinched me. Jaden Henline, 9 Fishing Creek Elementary School Fourth Grade I was cooking dinner for my family when I heard a knock on the door and I opened it. Some of my friends came and said, “Can I eat here with you?” We said, sure. Then we started to serve, then we heard another knock. It was a whole line of people at our door so we had a party instead. Alexis Rhine, 8 Mooreland Elementary School Third Grade

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Hans the hedgehog A German folktale Adapted by Amy Friedman Illustrated by Jillian Gilliland

Once upon a time there was a farmer and his wife and they had no children. This made the farmer sad and angry. One day he declared, “I will have a child, even if it must have quills!” Sure enough, his wife gave birth to a baby covered in quills; his top half was a hedgehog, and the bottom was a boy. His name was Hans-My-Hedgehog, but his parents called him Hans. He slept on straw behind the stove because he was too prickly to hold, and though his mother loved him, his father never did. When Hans was 8, he asked his father to buy him some bagpipes, which his father did. But Hans knew his father wished him to leave, and so he said, “Have the blacksmith shod my rooster, and I will go away and never return.” The father did this, and Hans rode away on his rooster, taking along some pigs and donkeys. Far away in the forest Hans and the rooster settled in the top of a tree. From there Hans watched his animals down below, and he played beautiful music. Many years passed, and one day a king was passing by in his carriage when the beautiful music lured him from his path. Soon he was lost. “Find out where that music comes from,” the king said to his servant. “Ask if the musician knows the way back to my kingdom.” When the servant saw a hedgehog and a rooster in the tree, he rubbed his eyes. “Do you know the way back to the kingdom?” he asked. Hans climbed down the tree. “I’ll show the king back home if he promises in writing that he’ll give me whatever greets him when he first arrives.” The king agreed. First, he was certain his dog would greet him, but also, he was sure Hans could not read. He scribbled something on a piece of bark and Hans gave him directions home. “I’ll come for my prize in a year,” Hans called after the king. When the princess saw her father coming from afar, she ran to greet him. But when the king kissed her forehead, he remembered his promise. He told his daughter the story. “Luckily I wrote that I would never give him anything.” The princess was relieved. “I would never go away with a hedgehog that rides a rooster,” she said scornfully. Meanwhile, Hans was tending his animals and playing music when another king heard the music and became lost. He too asked his servant to find the musician and to ask the way home. This time when the servant saw the hedgehog in the tree, he called, “What are you doing up there?” “I’m tending my animals,” Hans replied. When the servant asked for help, Hans climbed down and said, “I’ll show you if the king gives me the first thing that greets him back home. I’ll return for my prize in a year.” So the king signed a promise, and Hans told him how to return safely home. When the king arrived, his beautiful daughter ran to meet him and threw her arms around his neck. “Why were you gone so long, father?” she asked. The king told his daughter of his promise, and the princess wept. A year passed, and Hans the Hedgehog rode to the first kingdom. The king had ordered that if anyone approached playing bagpipes and riding a rooster, he should be stopped. And so when Hans appeared, the guards attacked him with swords. But on his rooster, he flew over the gate and up to the king’s window. When he landed he called, “Give me what you have promised, or you and your daughter will die!” The king sent the princess to him. She was wearing a wedding dress. She brought along her servants and bags of gold. She climbed aboard the rooster and they started to leave, but when they had traveled a very short way, Hans attacked the princess with his quills and cried, “This is your reward for your father’s deceit! Now you both will be cursed for the rest of your lives! Go back home,” and he sent her away. Then off he rode to the second castle, and there he was greeted with honor and brought before the beautiful princess. The princess was afraid, but the king had made a promise. So she curtsied and said, “I’ll marry you for it is important that people keep their word. And I promise to love you.” Hans understood the spell that had turned him into a hedgehog could be broken, so that night he told the king to have his servants build a large fire. “Tonight I shall remove my hedgehog skin,” he said, “and the servants must throw it into the fire and stay with it until it is completely consumed.” And that night when the clock struck 11, Hans took off his hedgehog skin. The servants threw it into the fire, where it burned until it was completely gone. Hans, whose skin looked as if he had been badly burned, had taken a human form. The king’s physician cured him with salves and balms, and soon he was a handsome young gentleman. The princess was overjoyed, and they were married. Her love and loyalty had broken the spell. A few years later, Hans and the princess inherited the kingdom, and Hans rode to visit his father. “I’m your son,” he said. But the farmer shook his head. “I once had a son, but he was born with quills and the head of a hedgehog, and he is gone forever.” “No, father,” Hans said, “I am your son.” The father was as delighted as the princess, and everyone lived happily ever after.

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An Enduring Game

Let’s Play Lacrosse!

Do you know which sport is older than baseball, football and basketball, and was first played by Native Americans? If you said “lacrosse,� you’re right! Lacrosse* is a team competition that has been played for hundreds of years in North America. It was first observed by European explorers more than 500 years ago. The Mini Page spoke with a former college player and a current high school lacrosse coach to learn more about this fast-paced, heart-pumping activity.

Lacrosse has become a popular sport for people of all ages and from many areas of the country. In 2011, more than 680,000 people in the U.S. were playing organized lacrosse.

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More than sport

A curious game

Lacrosse first began among the Huron and Iroquois nations along the St. Lawrence River in what is now southern Canada and the northeast United States. Competitors used handcarved wooden sticks with a webbed pocket and a ball made out of deerskin stuffed with hair or wood. Many of the first lacrosse “games� played among Native American tribes were used to settle disputes without having to go to war. Participants often took part in rituals* (RI-chu-als) to prepare for the games, much as they would before going into battle.

The rules for these early games were different in many places. In some games, thousands of players would play on a field that may have stretched for miles. And the games themselves could last for hours or even days! When American and Canadian colonists saw lacrosse being played, they were curious about it. Some Native American players even traveled to Europe to show off this strange sport. In the late 1800s, an English Lacrosse Union was organized after Queen Victoria saw Iroquois Indians and Canadians play the game.

* A ritual is a ceremony or action with a specific meaning.

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Lily Collins plays Snow White in the movie “Mirror Mirror.� She has appeared in several other movies and TV shows. Lily, 23, was born in West Sussex, England. When she was a baby, she appeared in a British television series. Her family moved to the United States when she was 6. She went to a special drama and acting school. When she was 15, she began working for a British fashion magazine and wrote articles about Hollywood. She then covered the 2008 Democratic and Republican national conventions for Seventeen magazine. She covered President Obama’s inauguration as a journalist for Nickelodeon. She also has hosted Nickelodeon’s “Hollywood Hang� and “Countdown to Kids’ Choice!� Lily is majoring in journalism at college, fitting in school between her jobs. She volunteers for programs where teens help other teens who are in difficult situations. from The Mini Page Š 2012 Universal Uclick from The Mini Page Š 2012 Universal Uclick


Supersport: Tony Nelson Height: 6-4 Weight: 245

Birthdate: 9-27-90 Hometown: Cambridge, Minn.

After all the hard work and hard knocks, Tony Nelson has a special moment to savor now. The University of Minnesota sophomore reached the pinnacle of college wrestling in March, winning the NCAA Division I heavyweight championship and leading his Golden Gophers to a runner-up finish behind Penn State. It was a big jump from last year, when Nelson finished seventh at the national championships. Hours of conditioning and many days on the mat practicing holds, moves and escapes helped him improve. Last month, it all came together, the will and skill that led to the title and his biggest wrestling thrill. A former two-time state champ and star linebacker in high school, Nelson isn’t all muscle and might. He’s an engineering major, and Minnesota fans are glad he’ll be around two more years.


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Boys wear protective gear while playing lacrosse. Players are not allowed to hit an opponent in the head, on the back or below the waist.

Rich Limpert is the head coach of the Woodbury High School boys’ lacrosse team in Woodbury, Minn. He played hockey in college and was introduced Rich Limpert to lacrosse in the offseason by teammates from Canada. He learned to throw and catch by bouncing a ball off a concrete wall — a technique players call “wall ball.â€? Lacrosse has elements, or parts, of many different sports. Like basketball, teams run Limpert started coaching a group plays on offense and defense. Like hockey, of 13 kids in 2005. Since then, the points are scored by putting the ball in an program has grown to include more opponent’s goal. There is also a penalty than 200 boys and girls at three local box for a player who breaks a rule. high schools. He said playing lacrosse As in a soccer match, the game involves a lot of running from one end of the field offers all kinds of kids more than to the other. A lacrosse field is similar in just an athletic experience: “Giving size to a football or soccer field. kids the confidence that they can do 9jg^c\i]Z'%%."'%&%hX]ddanZVg!i]ZgZ something new, and that if they work lZgZbdgZi]Vc*%%bZcÂźhVcYldbZcÂźh hard they can be successful — that’s just awesome.â€? XdaaZ\ZaVXgdhhZegd\gVbh# TM

All the following jokes have something in common. Can you guess the common theme or category? In girls’ lacrosse, players protect their eyes with goggles and their teeth with mouthpieces. Girls’ lacrosse games are played in two halves with a halftime, much like soccer. Boys’ games are played in four quarters with a halftime, more like football.

On the field

The boys’ game involves some contact between players — either with the body or with the stick. But certain rules must be followed or a player is called for a penalty. For example, you cannot touch your opponent’s head with your stick. Male lacrosse players wear helmets, shoulder and arm pads, gloves and mouthpieces to protect themselves. Boys’ lacrosse is played with 10 players on each team: s1 Goalkeeper, who uses a stick with a much larger head to try to prevent an opponent from scoring. s3 Defensemen, who use a longer stick to help the goalkeeper defend the goal from attackers. s3 Midfielders, who generally use a shorter stick and can run anywhere on the field. s3 Attackmen, who must stay on the opponent’s half of the field and are usually a team’s best scorers.

Girls’ lacrosse has its own rules that make it different from the boys’ game. Most important is that it is a non-contact sport. For this reason, most female athletes don’t need helmets or padding, though they do wear goggles and mouthpieces for protection. However, goalkeepers wear helmets, face masks and pads because balls are being thrown right at them. In girls’ lacrosse, there are 12 players on each team: s1 Goalkeeper, who can use any part of her body along with her longer stick to block a shot. s3 Defenders, who must block shots, intercept the ball, and score when they get a chance. s5 Midfielders, who have a lot of space to cover and have to be good both on offense and defense. s3 Attackers, who must be able to score and assist, and are excellent passers and catchers.

The boys’ lacrosse field is separated into halves. A team can have only six players on one half at a time (plus a goalkeeper, if on defense). In girls’ lacrosse, the field is divided into thirds by a pair of restraining lines, or boundaries. Only seven players can attack the opponent’s goal inside a restrained area. On defense, only seven players and the goalie are allowed within the restrained area.

A sport for everyone Former college player Emily Gibson said: “Lacrosse is great in that you can be any shape or size or skill level and have a good time.� The Mini Page thanks coach Rich Limpert and the Woodbury Royals, and Emily Gibson and Paul Krome at US Lacrosse, for help with this issue. Next week, The Mini Page is about Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

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Player becomes coach

For many years, lacrosse was played in only a few places, such as New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia. It became popular in Canada as a summer substitute for hockey. Specific rules were developed about the size of the field and how to play. A hard rubber ball replaced the one made of deerskin. As newer sports, such as baseball and basketball, grew in popularity, lacrosse remained unknown to much of the rest of the United States. But that began to change about 20 years ago. Many colleges and universities began organizing men’s and women’s teams for competition among student-athletes. This gave more young people an opportunity to play the sport while getting a college education, perhaps even with a lacrosse scholarship.

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A regional game

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A Growing Sport

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* The name “lacrosse� came from French settlers, who thought the sticks used resembled a staff, or “la crosse,� carried by Catholic bishops.

Among the many Native American nations that played some variation of lacrosse were the Choctaw and Cherokee of the southeastern U.S., the Onondaga and Mohawk of upstate New York, and the Huron of the Great Lakes region.

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Words that remind us of lacrosse are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: AMERICAN, ATTACKER, BALL, COLLEGE, CONTACT, DEFENDER, DEFENSE, FIELD, GAME, GEAR, GOAL, GOALKEEPER, LACROSSE, MIDFIELDER, NATIVE, OFFENSE, RITUAL, RULES, SPORT, STICK, TEAM.

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