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BOWLING (continued): • Gobble, gobble! Three strikes in a row in the game of bowling are called a turkey. Don’t confuse a turkey with a triplicate, which is the term for three identical scores in a three-game series. • If three strikes in a row are a turkey, three consecutive open frames (those without a strike or spare) constitute a “buzzard.” Four consecutive strikes are called a four-bagger, five are called a five-bagger, and six in a row are referred to as a six-pack. • It takes 12 strikes in a row to score that perfect 300 game, which includes three in the tenth frame. • Most folks think of Brooklyn as a borough of New York City, but to a bowler, a Brooklyn occurs when a right-handed bowler’s ball strikes the left side of the head pin or when a left-hander’s ball strikes the right side of the head pin. • The “pocket” for a right-handed bowler is that space between the 1 and 3 pins. The lefthander’s pocket is between the 1 and 2. • Bowlers say they’ve been robbed when a “tap” occurs. That’s when a pin stubbornly remains standing following a seemingly perfect hit. • If you keep your eyes on the pins during your entire approach and delivery and aim directly at those pins, you are a “pin bowler.” A “spot bowler” picks a spot on the lane over which his ball must pass, and aims the ball at the spot and not at the pins. • Every bowler’s nightmare, the split, is also called a “railroad.” Bowlers call a narrow split, such as the 2-7 or the 3-10, a “baby split” or a “Murphy.” A wide split, such as the 7-10, is called “bedposts” or “mule ears.” Bowling borrows a term from football to denote a missed split. When the ball rolls between a split without touching a pin, it’s known as a field goal. • In bowling jargon, a “barmaid” isn’t the lady serving drinks, but rather one pin hidden behind another pin. Other terms for the same thing are “double wood,” “one in the dark” and “sleeper.” When a bowler talks about the “maples” or the “wooden bottles,” he’s referring to the pins.

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BOWLING (continued): • Have you seen grandma’s teeth at the bowling alley? That’s when a random array of pins remains standing after the first ball of the frame. And if a bowler leaves a “mother-in-law,” the 7 pin wasn’t toppled. • Professional bowlers use the word “logs” to refer to heavy pins used for practice. They can be up to four pounds each. • Reed Townley of Gadsden, Alabama, bowled an unusual three-game series in January of 1989. Townley’s first game had an “in-the-cellar” score of 89. He dipped even lower his second game to 87. For his third game, he changed either his style or his attitude because he bowled a perfect 300 game. • It was rather a profitable vacation for 25-yearold Brett Wolfe. In January of 2002, Wolfe became only the sixth amateur in 52 years to win the American Bowling Congress Masters. He took a few days off from work to compete, snatching the $500,000 prize from hundreds of more seasoned, professional bowlers. • Jeremy Sonnenfeld was a 20-year-old college sophomore when he became the first person in history to roll a perfect 900 series — three “300” games. “Mr. 900,” as he came to be called, accomplished this feat in February of 1997. Although a fellow named Norm Duke had bowled three consecutive 300 games the previous year, they weren’t in the same series, and Sonnenfeld’s 900 score went on the books.

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Week of November 1st, 2010 For Distribution E-mail: or Call (319) 360-3936 BOWLING (continued): • The European version of bowling, called Bocce, originated in Italy and is played on the lawn. Each of the two competing teams has four 4.5-inch (11.4cm) diameter balls and shares one 1.75-inch (4.45cm) diameter target ball known as the “Jack” or “Pallino.” The target ball is thrown out onto the field, and then the teams alternately toss or roll their Bocce balls, hoping to land closest to the Jack, while displacing their opponent’s ball. The ball closest to the target scores a point, and the first team to reach 12 points wins.

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• It was French poet, journalist and novelist Anatole France who made the following sage observation: “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” • Those who study such things claim that baby girls smile more than baby boys. • While in space, astronauts can’t use traditional salt and pepper. If they tried to sprinkle the condiment on food, it would just float away, possibly clogging air vents and otherwise wreaking havoc. So some bright person came up with liquid forms of the seasonings. • The English word for the fruit “squash” comes from the language of the Native American Narragansett tribe. It means “something eaten green.” • If you ever decide to participate in a public protest in Greece, remember not to wear sunglasses. Since shades can hide your face, wearing them is illegal during demonstrations there. • The Oldsmobile motor company also made early gasoline-powered lawnmowers. • Wilhelm Rontgen discovered X-rays in 1895, and his work earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics. His work also set off a fad among many women, who refused to undress even behind closed doors. They feared that X-rays could be used to see through walls to spy on intimate moments. • The famed Pony Express didn’t actually use ponies -- just horses. *** Thought for the Day: “Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.” -- William Hazlitt (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

• Don Carter, a bowling great of the 1950s and 1960s, has earned the title “Mr. Bowling.” This six-time Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) “Bowler of the Year” was the first professional bowler to reach a six-figure annual income. In his younger years, he played on a professional baseball minor league farm team but asked to be released from his contract after a year because he felt he wasn’t major league material. As a teen, he had played legion baseball with Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola. • Bowling legend Earl Anthony was the 1970s “Bowler of the Decade” and “Master of the Millennium” and was the first bowler to break the $1 million mark in earnings. He racked up 41 career PBA titles and 42 second-place finishes and was in the top five finishers 144 times, as well as being named the PBA’s “Player of the Year” six times. • Dick Weber has the distinction of being the first bowler to win a PBA title in five different decades, including two out of the first three PBA tournaments ever held.

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Leaky windows waste energy and ultimately dollars for the homeowner. The holes or cracks in your framing or caulking can be so miniscule that they aren’t visible to the naked eye. But there is one surefire way to locate the air leaks around your windows. After removing draperies and other flammable objects from the window area, light a candle and slowly work your way around each window frame, holding the candle about three inches from the frame. Watch the flame flicker as it passes through air currents. This method is especially effective on a windy day when strong currents of air are forced through the tiny cracks and holes. Once the leaks are located, reducing or eliminating them can greatly improve the energy efficiency of your windows.


Knowing the style of windows you have may also help you determine where cracks are most likely to be found. Double-hung windows, where the upper sash and lower sash are moveable, are the least energy-efficient style because there are so many surface areas where a tight seal is difficult to achieve. Horizontal sliding windows are similar by design and therefore just as prone to being drafty. Louvered and casement windows are moderately airtight because of their compression seals. They open with a hand crank, are easy to operate and provide good ventilation. Compression seals are twice as air tight as the sliding seals of double-hung or horizontal sliding windows, a fact to keep in mind when purchasing new windows. When installing new windows seems to be the best option, knowing the construction characteristics of different types of windows can help you choose which ones to purchase. Manufacturers rate the energy efficiency of windows by R-values. The R-value represents the window’s ability to resist heat flow. Window R-values can range from a low .09 (very drafty) to over 3.0 (very airtight). The higher the R-value, the less heat loss will occur. For example, single-pane windows have an R-value of 1.0 (not good). Several factors determine a window’s energy efficiency: • Glazing material. Although most windows are designed with clear glass, many homeowners opt for windows with special glazes to enhance the energy efficiency of their homes. For example, heat-absorbing glass uses solar energy to increase energy efficiency by 45% and windows with low-e (low emissivity) glass coatings reflect 40% to 70% of the heat that is normally transmitted through clear glass, keeping the heat inside where it belongs. • Number of layers of glass. Double- or triple-pane windows have layers of space between each pane to resist heat flow. The more layers, the better insulation. • Amount of space between panes of glass. Too much or too little space between panes can allow too much heat transfer. The highest-rated windows have air space between 1/2" and 5/8". If the space is filled with argon or krypton gas, as in high-efficiency models, the insulating value increases further. • Frame construction and installation. Window frames can be constructed of one type of material or a combination of materials. The most common are: wood, vinyl, aluminum and fiberglass. Wood frames have the highest R-value, but also require the most maintenance (painting, staining, etc.). They are likely to rot and swell if not maintained properly. Vinyl frames are virtually maintenance free and have moderate R-value, but are not as strong as wood, although they can be reinforced with steel bars. On the low end of the price scale are aluminum frames. They have the lowest R-value and are prone to condensation, but are strong and ideal for custom sizing. Fiberglass frames have excellent R-values, can be expensive to purchase, but will not rot, warp or corrode. When choosing multiple-paned windows, consider the spacing material used to separate the panes. Metal is most often used but it is not very efficient. Look for a brand that uses foam separators, nylon spacers or other insulating materials between the glass inside their windows to give the highest consistent thermal resistance.

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When window replacement is not an option, consider purchasing the precut plastic sheeting sold in kits at hardware and home improvement stores. This thin, yet effective plastic is inexpensive and easy to install, reducing heat loss and providing additional energy savings. Another option to replacing windows is to install insulated drapes, shades or blinds. Installed on the interior to reduce heat loss in the winter, these window treatments are available in a variety of styles and are a smaller financial investment than total window replacement. Awnings, shades and shutters are valuable investments to keep scorching summer heat outside where it belongs. Make your home more comfortable and affordable this winter by locating drafty windows, repairing broken seals or installing new windows with a high R-value rating. Then sit back and watch the utility bills drop.

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