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SUMMERTIME (continued): It was during the summer of 1974 that Richard Nixon became the only U.S. President to resign from office. He was avoiding probable impeachment proceedings stemming from his cover-up of the illegal activities of his staff in the Watergate scandal. He was granted a full pardon for all federal crimes one month later by his successor Gerald Ford. The founder of L’Oreal cosmetics, chemist Eugene Schueller, is credited with the invention of sunscreen in 1936. If you’re using sunscreen with an SPF of 15, it is providing protection from 93 percent of the sun’s UV rays, while the SPF30 variety will provide 97 percent protection. Manufacturers advise against using any sunscreen that is more than a year old. Statistics indicate that only about 30 percent of teenage males apply sunscreen on a regular basis, compared to 46 percent of females of the same age. Going fishing on your summer vacation? According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” the best times for fishing are when the ocean tides are “restless, one hour before and one hour after high and low tides.” In addition, when the wind is from the west rather than from the north or east, fishing will be better, as well as when the barometer is steady or rising, says the “Almanac.” July 19 is Flitch Day, when according to an old custom, bacon was given to any couple who could prove they had lived in harmony and fidelity for one year. The 40 days from July 3 to August 11 are the hottest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and are known as “Dog Days.” The technical term for this period is “Canicular Days,” deriving its name from the Dog Star, Sirius.

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February 19– March 20 The numbers do not lie, Pisces. Make the changes necessary to get back on track. Romance perks up with a night on the town for two. Drama plays out at home.

March 21– April 19 Interests suddenly shift at work, leaving many to wonder what the real story is. Before you start snooping, Aries, ask yourself if you really want to know.


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August 23– September 22 Watch it, Virgo. You’re in dangerous territory. Stop questioning and do as you’re told. A news report inspires you to get involved and help another.

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Depending on which pundit you listen to, the news on the economic front still isn’t good. Purchases of homes are still down. There was a small upward blip in advance of the tax credit for homebuyers coming to an end, but then the figures and prices Your own money plan should continue as it has for the past few fell again. Consumer confidence is still down, and not too many years. Your goal should be to spend as little as possible. Save people are expecting to buy big-ticket items soon. every dollar you can, ideally in an interest-bearing account, until Still, if you know where to look and are willing to take small you have your rainy day fund. You should know within $10 what changes as indications of a recovering economy, it’s possible to your actual bills are each month. Keep credit-card debt low or find hope: nonexistent so you’re not spending money on interest and fees. ¥ More shipping containers are being processed in ports. More Take care of your health, reduce stress and get exercise daily. trucking companies are hiring drivers. Stores wouldn’t be ordering merchandise unless there was an indication that consumers will buy. Focus on friends and family, and look for free activities. Keep your vehicle in good shape to avoid expensive repairs. • Small local banks in many parts of the country are posting Just don’t let down your financial guard -- not yet. profits again, no longer barely hanging on. • In a survey by Advantage magazine of small business owners David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but comparing 2010 with 2011, fewer owners think we’re still in a will incorporate SERVING CEDAR RAPIDS them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of recession, a higher number expect revenue to be as good asSINCE 1972 King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or last year, the majority plan to keep staff and approximately onesend e-mail to quarter even plan to hire. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Going Online -- Or Not The conversation started easily enough: A local group of seniors were enjoying a monthly lunch when one said: “My son wants to buy me a computer.” The responses ranged from “Oh, lucky you!” to “You poor thing.” We quickly got on to the topic of whether to join the “technology revolution” -- or not. Back in 2004, a Pew research report revealed that a full 80 percent of seniors didn’t have any intention of going online. A 2009 study revealed that 42 percent of seniors use a computer. How far we’ve come in a few years. We took a vote, and our statistics were higher: Seventy percent of us already had a computer, and of that number, about 50 percent felt competent to do all they wanted. Email was a given. When it came to downloading and printing or filing photos, the percentage fell. The success rate was related to having taken a class or having a nearby grandchild to give instruction. As for social media -- engaging with others via the Internet -- only one of us confessed to that, saying he had Twitter and Facebook accounts and used them to keep up with his children. But successfully searching on the Internet, that was more difficult. Still, with some effort, it’s possible to find all sorts of helpful information online: worldwide news, vacation research, the latest health data. Our group’s apparent guru, the one with the Facebook account, cited another reason for being on the Internet: One of his old school chums was able to look him up, and they’ve been able to share memories, stories and photos. In case you’re on the fence: If nothing else, finding old friends would make having computer access worthwhile. 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 328536475, or send e-mail to (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Old Creamery Theatre Company 39 38th Ave. 1-800-35-amana See page 12 AJ’s Copper Garden See this page 3146 Hwy 6 Trail, Homestead 319-622-6840 w w w. a j s c o p p e r g a r d e n . c o m Amana Heritage Museum 705 44th Ave. 319-622-3567 w w w. a m a n a h e r i t a g e . o r g The Ronneburg Restaurant See page 12 4408 220th Trail 319-622-3641 Little Red Wagon See this page 4417 220th Trail 319-622-3822 Amana General Store See this page 4423 220th Trail 319-622-7650 Amana Coffee & Tea Co. See this page 4423 220th Trail 622-6598 Lehm Books & Gifts See this page 319-622-6447 4536 220th Trail • 800-840-2387 Java Junction 619 46th Ave. See this page Drinks, Sandwiches & Pastries 319-622-4100 Iowa Theatre Artists Company 4709 220th Trail 319-622-3222 Collectively Iowa 4709 220th Trail Lower Level 319-622-3698 Colony Inn Restaurant See this page 741 47th Avenue 319-622-3030

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Week of July 25th 2011

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FAMOUS COUSINS An Original Iowa Tradition Since 1927

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• Even a genius can marry his cousin! Take, for example, Albert Einstein, who married his second cousin Elsa in 1919, remaining married to her until her death in 1936. Evolution theorist Charles Darwin married his first cousin Emma Wedgwood and had 10 children with her. “The Time Machine” author H.G. Wells married his first cousin in 1891. A teacher at the time, Wells left her three years later for one of his students. • Two well-known female singers share common ancestry, Celine Dion and Madonna. Genealogy records reveal that these ladies have 146 ancestors in common. In addition, both Celine and Madonna are distant cousins of England’s Camilla Parker-Bowles, wife of Prince Charles. • Two other female celebrities have the same ancestors quite a distance up the family tree. Actress Angelina Jolie and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are ninth cousins, twice removed. This means that they share a grandparent eight generations back. The word “removed” indicates the number of generations separating the cousins from each other. • Speaking of the Clintons, former President Bill Clinton is a distant cousin of the best-selling author of legal thrillers, John Grisham. Both are native Arkansans. • Talk about robbing the cradle! At age 20, 19thcentury mystery writer Edgar Allen Poe married his 13-year-old cousin. That’s the same age famous rock and roll musician Jerry Lee Lewis’ cousin Myra was when the singer married her in 1957. At age 22, it was the third of his six marriages. •

“Fatal Attraction” actress Glenn Close and actress Brooke Shields are second cousins. Shields’ great grandmother was Close’s great aunt.

• Oscar winner Meryl Streep and “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria were in for a surprise during the making of the 2010 PBS documentary on genealogy called “Faces of America.” It was discovered that the two women are distant cousins, and both share ancestry with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

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“NATIONAL” WORDS (continued): • French: Chefs know what it means to “french” a food item. It’s a verb that means to cut into thin strips, like, well, french fries. (And yes, that’s how the finger-friendly potato dish took its name.) Green beans are another item commonly prepared in this manner. • Maltese: These tiny spaniels are easy to identify thanks to their long, silky coats. The American Kennel Club groups them with other “Toy Dogs” like Pugs and Yorkshire Terriers. Feline aficionados also use the term Maltese to describe cats that have a similarly silky, grayblue coat. • Colombian: This term means different things SEND BOUQUETS to different people, on how you FOR ANYdepending OCCASION get your “jones.” Narcotics dealers may refer GUA RAthe to their products as Colombian, although NTEE D actual source is often unknown. Luckily, the majority of us prefer a bit of legal Colombian, as in the coffee grown in the South $ 99 FLOWERSThe FROM +s/h American nation. prevalence of coffee shops throughoutanAmerica is proof enough that many of usextra just can’t get along in the alreadywithout reduced aprices on other bouquets.* morning hot cup of Colombian.



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• Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Victoria, married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg when they were both 20 years old. His father and her mother were siblings who collaborated for years to unite the two. Victoria and Albert were married for 21 years, a union that produced nine children and 42 grandchildren. Albert died at age 42, and in her grief, Victoria wore black the remainder of her life, another 40 years.

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• Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is in the midst of recovery from a January 2011 gunshot wound. Her second cousin is also frequently in the news. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s father and Giffords’ father are first cousins.

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• Do you know First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s maiden name? It was Roosevelt! When Eleanor was 18 years old, she was introduced to her father’s fifth cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and married him at age 20. At their wedding, Eleanor was walked down the aisle by the 26th President of the United States, her uncle Teddy Roosevelt, FDR’s fifth cousin.





Cedar Rapids


Lots of famous folks share common ancestors, and this week, Tidbits brings you a list of some of these blood relatives.



• 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 argu*Minimum product and accessories ment could be made about what we consider purchase of $29.99. Does not apply to Offer ONLY available at: gift cards or certificates, same-day or in“American” food. Hamburgers? Ice cream? ternational delivery, shipping & handling, taxes, or third-party hosted products or call 1.888.658.9027 (e.g. wine). expires 12/31/2011. HotOffer dogs? Pizza? Our national favorites seem to have originated everywhere except in the United States! Information in the Tidbits® Paper is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.

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Summer Fiesta Corn Salad Savor this tasty creation as you join me in a chorus of “Iowa, Iowa, That’s Where the Tall Corn Grows.” 1 (16-ounce) can whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped fresh tomato 1 cup chopped cucumber 1/2 cup diced celery 1/4 cup diced red or green bell pepper 1/4 cup sliced green onion 1/2 cup fat-free Catalina dressing 1 teaspoon chili seasoning 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

In a large bowl, combine corn, tomato, cucumber, celery, bell pepper and onion. Add Catalina dressing, chili powder and parsley flakes. Mix well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings. (c) 2011 King Features Synd. Inc.


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