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We are “People Helping People” The National Hockey League (NHL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL) are all widely followed by fans in both Canada and America at this time of year. Of the three sports; football, hockey and basketball, football is the only one where the two countries have separate leagues.

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WHERE DID 2010 GO? (continued): • The first Olympic Winter Games were in Chamonix, France, in 1924. The Canadian hockey team outscored their opponents 110 to 3, winning five matches and the gold medal. Canada won the gold in the following three winter Olympics, and settled for the silver in 1936. Since then, Canada’s hockey dominance has waned even though the popularity of hockey remains strong among the Canadian people. Prior to 2010, Canada’s most recent hockey gold was in 2002 in Salt Lake City, and that win followed a 50-year gold medal drought. In 2010, however, at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada had a chance to win hockey gold on Canadian soil. In one of the most exciting games in hockey history, Canada defeated the USA 3-2 in overtime to win the gold medal. There were many other great Olympic moments, but considering how much Canadians love hockey, this was a colossal victory for them.

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• Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is famous for its golf courses and “island paradise” beauty. The island is also notable for the number of alligators in its lagoons and waterways. In July 2010, three ‘gator wrestlers and a truck pulled an 11-foot-long (3.4 meters), 500-pound (226.8-kilograms) behemoth from a lagoon. So, you may want to keep your eyes open while riding or walking around the island’s many lagoons.

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• NEWSFRONT We’ve all heard that “Diamonds are a girl’s best ANSWERS friend.” The huge 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond 1. Eugene Levy has been part of the British Crown Jewels for about 2. Ace Frehley 150 years.3. When Prime Minister David Cameron Burt Bacharach was asked4.this year by Indian officials to return the Nynuk diamond to India where it originated, he refused. He 5. Hans Christian Anderson said it will “stay put.” (This question has been asked many times before and answered the same way!)

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H.D. Youth Center would like to thank the nearly 100 sponsors, benefactors 2008he FEDERAL HOLIDAYS and those who provided the numerous toys and articles of clothing and food for the 2010 Tuesday, January 1. . . . . . . . . . . New Year's Day Monday, January . . . . . . .Dinners . . . MLK’s Birthdaygift giveaway. Thanksgiving and21Christmas / Christmas Monday, February 18 . . . . Washington's Birthday SteveMay Tony a huge thank you for being this years Christmas Event Director!! Monday, 26 Morgan . . . . . . . . deserves . . . . . . . Memorial Day Friday, July 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Independence Day Monday, September 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Day Monday, October 13 559 . . . .for . . the . . .Christmas . . Columbus Day The Center served Dinner Tuesday, November 11 . . . . . . . . . Veterans Day and gift giveaway. We done it without Thursday, November 27couldn’t . . . . . have Thanksgiving Day Thursday, December 25 . . . . . . . . Christmas Day

the help of the generous citizens and businesses in the Cedar Rapids area. We had a big turnout with volunteers whose helpNUMBER is very appreciated.


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.• A natural occurrence of a totally different kind was when a “cute” purple octopus was found by a team of Canadian and Spanish researchers off the coast of Newfoundland in July 2010. It is one of 11 possible new species found in the deep-sea expedition. They used a remotely operated vehicle that journeyed to a maximum depth of 9,800 feet (3000 m). Doesn’t it make you wonder what else is undiscovered?

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• Do you remember listening to news reporters trying to pronounce “Eyjafjallajökull” last spring? (It is pronounced AY-uh-full-ay-hokul, just so you know!) This was the volcano in Iceland that spewed ash and grounded flights going into and out of Europe. (The last eruption of the volcano on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier was 189 years ago.) Flight disruptions in Europe cascaded around the globe and eventually affected approximately five million passengers. The volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since World War II. The bad news was that many people had problems getting where they wanted or needed to be…The good news? No airplanes went down because of the natural disaster.


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For the superstitious, 2010 should have been a good year, with only one Friday the 13th, which occurred in August. Friggatriskaidekaphobia and paraskavedekatriaphobia both mean “fear of Friday the 13th.” Hopefully you don’t suffer from this malady – mainly because the long words are extremely hard to pronounce!

• The world’s largest oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The BP (British Petroleum) well released almost five million barrels of oil. Compared to the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989, this spill released 10 times more oil. The Exxon Valdez spill had previously been the worst in American history. The BP spill also surpassed the 3.3 million barrels spilled off the eastern coast of Mexico in 1979, which had been the world’s largest oil spill. • In more sports news: The Colorado Rockies dazzled baseball fans with a record-setting 12-run eighth inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 17-2 on July 30, 2010.


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• Due to the ongoing economic recession, the year 2010 saw the closure of Coastal Community Bank in Panama City Beach, Florida. This closure, which included the incorporation of Apalachicola State Bank, occurred July 30, 2010. Apalachicola State Bank started as a branch of Tallahassee’s Capital City Bank in 1897 and was incorporated in 1906. More than a century of service has now gone away. •

MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel

• On Jan. 1, 45 B.C., New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 1 for the first time as the Julian calendar takes effect. In designing his new calendar, Roman ruler Julius Caesar enlisted the aid of Sosigenes, an Alexandrian astronomer, who calculated a year to be 365 and 1/4 days. • On Dec. 29, 1890, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee in South Dakota. The cavalry surrounded a band of Ghost Dancers and demanded they surrender their weapons. A brutal massacre followed, with nearly half those killed being women and children. • On Dec. 30, 1936, in one of the first sit-down strikes in the United States, autoworkers occupy the General Motors Fisher Body Plant in Flint, Mich. The strike lasted 44 days. GM’s output went from a robust 50,000 cars in December to just 125 in February. • On Dec. 27, 1941, the federal Office of Price Administration first begins to ration automobile tires. Only those who demonstrated need were allowed to purchase cars, metal typewriters, bicycles, stoves and rubber shoes. Butter, coffee, sugar, cooking fat, gasoline and non-rubber shoes also were rationed. • On Jan. 2, 1962, The Weavers, who sparked the folk music revival of the 1950s and ‘60s, are banned from appearing on NBC when they refuse to sign an oath of political loyalty. The group saw their careers nearly destroyed during the Red Scare of the early 1950s, and they lost their recording contract over their leftist politics. • On Dec. 28, 1973, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “literary investigation” of the police-state system in the Soviet Union, “The Gulag Archipelago, 19181956”, is published in the original Russian in Paris. On Feb. 12, 1974, Solzhenitsyn was arrested, stripped of his citizenship and deported. • On Dec. 31, 1984, Bernhard Goetz, a white man dubbed the “subway vigilante” after he shot four young black men on a New York City subway train, turns himself in at a police station. Goetz was viewed by some people as a hero, fighting back against his attackers. In 1987, a Manhattan jury acquitted Goetz of criminal assault and attempted murder. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

With old banks and other things going by the wayside, new technologies and new ways popped up in 2010. Blackberry picking may mean it’s time for a new phone instead of selecting juicy berries; an Android is not a fantasy of the future but of toady; and an iPhone will make your head spin with its selection of apps. (That would be “applications!”) What will 2011 bring? YOUR Family Portraits in YOUR home

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• Chinese: The generic term “chinese” now represents types of food that are very different from the meals that are (or ever were) served in China. That said, the same argument could be made about what we consider “American” food. Hamburgers? Ice cream? Hot dogs? Pizza? Our national favorites seem to have originated everywhere except in the United States!

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Dance Movements Boost Balance Remember dance class when we were kids? Not the social dances or square dance, but the free movement to music? Swiss researchers used those same types of movements with seniors. Specifically, they wanted to know whether frail elderly people who already had balance problems would benefit from Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes. They assembled 134 seniors age 65 and older to participate for six months in clinical trials, while a control group kept on with their usual activities. Classes included just walking to music, then progressing to footwork and upper-body movements. Sometimes they included an object such as a ball. Researchers called this multi-tasking, and believed it would serve to improve balance functions. At the end of the six months, the Dalcroze participants had better balance and walking functions, and only half the risk of a fall. Length of walking gait was more even. When the control group began classes six months later, they also developed the same balance skills as the first group by the time the classes were over. Six months later the first group was shown to have retained their skills and ability. At this point, researchers don’t seem certain about why it works. Perhaps it has to do with the music and needing to stay in rhythm, which forces us to make certain movements at certain intervals. One scientist called it a “motorcognitive connection.” That same person recommends ballroom dance for seniors because of the combination of the movement and music. If you’d like to see some of the movements, go to and click Eurythmics. Then click Video where it shows excerpts of children. For more examples, go to and put this in the search box: Dalcroze eurhythmics Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• It was prolific British author G.K. Chesterton who gave the following sage bit of advice: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” • When Richard Nixon first ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives (which he won in 1946), he funded his campaign largely with money he won playing poker while serving as a lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II. • From 1863 until 1945, the city of Vicksburg, Miss., didn’t celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. This is because during the Civil War, the Confederate city was surrendered to Union forces on that day, an event that was considered to be one of the turning points of the war. • It was once thought that when snakes went through their version of hibernation they rejuvenated themselves, and therefore that serpents lived forever. • There’s talk everywhere these days about the growing problem posed by the fact that people in the U.S. are becoming more and more overweight. Interestingly, when the International Journal of Obesity was first published, in 1993, it was 509 pages long; the 2006 edition totalled 2,322 pages. Coincidence? • It was one Dr. Spencer Silver, a chemist, who invented the adhesive used today in Post-it notes, but he had no luck promoting his invention. Six years later, one of his colleagues, Art Fry, came up with a use for it that stuck (so to speak). While sitting in church one day, Fry’s attention wandered from the sermon to the scraps of paper he used to mark his place in the hymnal, which kept falling out. Connecting his annoying problem and his friend’s invention, the Post-it was born. ***

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Fairbanks, Alaska, hosted winter carnivals in the 1930s that included ice sculpting. In 1989, the winter fun was revived with the Annual World Ice Art Championships. Competitions for single block and multi-block carvings in abstract and realistic sculptures attract ice artists from the world over. The month-long events are run by Ice Alaska, Inc., which is a nonprofit organization. Recent years have hosted as many as 70 teams and 45,000 visitors. The 2011 events will be held from February 22 – March 27.

Some places struggle to have enough ice for an annual competition, but Ice Alaska harvests ice from O’Grady Pond, which is a man-made pond. The pond usually supplies over 4.1 million pounds (31859728.7 kg) of ice for the championships. The ice, nicknamed “The Arctic Diamond,” is exceptionally thick and clear and is loved by ice sculptors. It has been shipped to Seattle, Pittsburgh and even as far away as Israel!

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If you're one of the lucky homeowners, the walls between your kitchen countertops and cabinets are covered in some sort of material that serves as a backsplash. If, however, they're simply wallboard and the kids and your spouse tend to splash food and water on them often, especially around the sink, they may be starting to look a little worn. Before your walls get any worse and the wallboard starts to rot, you may want to make a backsplash. Backsplashes can be made of a variety of materials from tile to granite to stainless steel. If you have a substantial budget, you may want to do some research into the different types of materials available. If your budget is tight, you may want to go with traditional tile. Depending upon where you shop, you can probably find some great deals on tile. If you're looking for a really inexpensive option, you may want to go for a mosaic tile backsplash. Creating a mosaic tile backsplash is an easy project that doesn't require a lot of time or money. First, you need to find some tile. Since you will be breaking the tile into pieces, you can purchase inexpensive tile. Damaged, cracked, clearance and even sample tile will work well for this project. Unless you are going for a bold, eclectic look, try to purchase tile of the same texture and color. That way, it will be easier for you to create a level backsplash. Depending upon the look you're after, you can use shiny porcelain tiles of various colors or slate tiles in muted tones. The choice is yours. Once you have selected the tile, the next step is to gather the supplies you will need to complete the project. These include: • Towel • Safety glasses • Hammer • Level • Notched trowel • Mastic tile adhesive • Latex gloves • Rubber grout float • Grout • Sponge • Soft cloth

Begin by breaking the tile into small pieces. Grab a few tiles, wrap them up in a towel and gently break them up with a hammer, making certain you wear your safety glasses. Continue this process until all of the tile has been broken. Once you have completed this step, you can move on to laying out the tile pieces.

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Working on one section of the walls at a time, start laying out the tile pieces on the countertop. Once you have them the way you want them, attach the tiles to the wall with mastic. Remove any outlet covers, turn off the electricity and then, using a notched trowel, apply the mastic to the wall. Place the tiles into the mastic, twisting them slightly to set them in place. Use tiles with rounded edges in any areas with visible edges. Periodically check the area where you are applying tile with a level to make sure it is even. Remember, you will be wiping the backsplash often, so you want a surface that is fairly level. Be careful when placing tile around electrical outlets. Make sure the outlet covers will hide any visible edges of the tile pieces. Allow the mastic to dry overnight and then apply the grout. Put on pair of latex gloves, and with a rubber grout float, work grout into all the joints. Wipe off any excess grout with a damp sponge. When the grout has dried, remove the haze from the tile with a soft cloth. Replace the outlet covers and stand back and admire your work. If the walls between your kitchen counters and cabinets are starting to look bad because of all the water and food that consistently gets splashed upon them but you're running short on cash, try creating a mosaic backsplash. It's easy, it's fun and it's a great way to protect your wallboard without breaking the bank.

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