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St. James United Methodist Church Spring Fling May 25-28 1430 Ellis Blvd. NW Cedar Rapids Friday 5 pm through Monday 5 pm Carnival with adult and kiddies rides and carnival food. The church will also be offering four meals to raise funds for ministry and flood recovery Friday 4:307pm Ham Dinner; Saturday 4:30-7pm Swiss steak dinner; Sunday 8am-Noon Pancake Breakfast; Sunday 4:30-7pm Hot Beef Sandwich dinner. Special Music will be offered by area artists during the Saturday Dinner. NW Neighborhood Association 2nd Annual Cruisin’ the Boulevard! Saturday, May 26th, 10am - 5pm 1211 Ellis Blvd. and K Avenue NW Cedar Rapids Car & motorcycle show! Live music including Rom Semler as Elvis!, food by the Flamingo, door prizes drawn on the half hour, 50/50 drawing, raffle, best ‘50s costume contest, hot wheel races, coloring contest, and trophies for winning car/motorcycle in 11/4 classes! Rain date is Sunday May 27th. More space this year with the closing of K Ave and use of Time Check Park! Heart to Art June 14th, 2012 - 6pm-8pm The Cherry Building 329 10th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 A silent auction of arts and culture items. A variety of art pieces and tickets to cultural events will be available for bid. While guest view the art and bid they can enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and drinks, live musical performance, and short program about the work of the Catherine McAuley Center. Tickets $15 per person and $25 per couple in advance or $20 per person and $30 per couple at the door.

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• In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 horror classic “The Birds,” people in a California beach town are suddenly terrorized by swarms of birds. As outlandish as the premise sounds, it was inspired by an incident only two years before where birds in Monterey Bay suddenly began crashing into local houses. • Many years later, the strange real-life occurrence that inspired “The Birds” was explained as the result of toxic algae in the birds’ water supply. • In the 1976 suspense blockbuster “The Omen,” a couple (played by Gregory Peck and Lee Remick) takes on the care of an orphan who may literally be the devil’s spawn. The filming of this movie was so crazy it inspired the documentary “The Curse of the Omen.” • Not one, not two, but three planes associated with “The Omen” were hit by lightning during the shoot. Among those onboard during these three separate incidents were star Gregory Peck, screenwriter David Seltzer and executive producer Mace Neufeld. • Speaking of Mace Neufeld, his hotel during the “The Omen” shoot was the object of an IRA bombing. A restaurant frequented by the cast and crew was also bombed. Luckily, no one was hurt in either incident.

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• The special effects coordinator of the film had the spookiest scrape. On Friday the 13th, 1976, he crashed his car in Holland. When he got out, he noticed the road sign. It read “Ommen, 66.6 km.” • In terms of sheer danger, the film shoot for the 1925 epic “Ben-Hur” (the second of three cinematic adaptations of the novel of the same name) takes the cake. The chariot race in the film is still renowned for its realism, because the race was completely real. • “Ben-Hur’s” director Fred Niblo wasn’t happy with the initial footage of the race, so he staged it again. The second time, he told the stunt drivers that the winner of the race would be given the equivalent of around $1,000. Drivers took the race so seriously that there was a huge pile-up of men and horses before the finish line. • Another scene in “Ben-Hur,” a huge sea battle between two ships, proved equally dangerous. Italian extras were recruited and separated by political affiliation (proor anti-fascist), then put on the two boats, to give the on-boat clashes more “realism.” • After separating the two sets of extras according to their violently opposed political affiliations, “Ben-Hur’s” director gave all the men prop swords that had actually been sharpened, again for “realism.” • In Howard Hughes’ misbegotten 1956 epic “The Conqueror,” John Wayne played Genghis Khan. Filming was disastrous from the very start, when a flash flood nearly claimed the entire crew of the film.

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Just two months that a 52-foot statue of Buddha stood in later, however, the heavy striker cracked the Tokyo, they opted to increase Vulcan’s bell. height. • After receiving the commission, Giuseppe ● On May 30, 1911, the inaugural Indianapolis Moretti was only given six months to 500 is run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway complete the project. in Indiana. With the exception of a break in 1917 and 1918 for World War I and from 1942 • Moretti constructed the full-size Vulcan plaster cast with 16 assistants in an to 1945 for World War II, the 200-lap, 2 1/2abandoned church in New Jersey before it mile race has been run every year. was transported to Birmingham. ● On June 1, 1926, Norma Jeane Mortenson - When Vulcan arrived in Birmingham, he was not assembled correctly, with his left who will become known as the glamorous actress hand turned the wrong way and his right and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe -- is born in Los hand backward. As a result, he could not Angeles. 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One month later, that • When Vulcan was first assembled, the Commercial Club’s Vulcan Committee number had swelled to nearly 20,000 strong. charged 10 cents to see him. ● On June 3, 1956, Santa Cruz, Calif., • Between 1896-1900, Vulcan became part authorities announced a total ban on rock and of Birmingham’s Mardi Gras tradition, with the king of the celebration parading roll music at public gatherings. Just two weeks around as King Vulcan. later, Time magazine reported on similar bans enacted in Asbury Park, N.J., and San Antonio, • In 1946, Vulcan’s spear hand was given a Texas. lighted torch to encourage safe driving. On days no one was killed in a car accident, it glowed green. If a fatality had occurred, it ● On June 2, 1967, Capt. Howard Levy, 30, a glowed red. dermatologist from Brooklyn, is convicted by a general court-martial of willfully disobeying • Harsh weather conditions caused Vulcan to crack and be removed from his pedestal in orders. Levy had refused to provide basic 1999. He was restored and returned to his instruction in skin disease to Green Beret place atop Red Mountain in 2003. medics, saying it would be used as a “tool of political persuasion” in Vietnam. He did 26 • After repairs were made to the 50-ton statue, and he was put back in his place, months hard labor and was dismissed from the city leaders also created a corresponding service. revitalized historical park, now called Vulcan Park and Museum. ● On May 28, 1987, Matthias Rust, a 19-year• Although the torch was removed in 1999, it old amateur pilot from West Germany, takes off is on display in Vulcan Center, and visitors from Helsinki, Finland, and travels undetected can even push a button to light it, though through more than 400 miles of Soviet airspace. now it only glows green. 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Don’t take yourself too seriously this week, Capricorn. Laugh off your mistakes and aim to do better. A runin with a foe leads to a momentous occasion.

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February 19– March 20 Watch it, Pisces. A financial proposal bears promise, but requires further study. Look before you leap. A young friend pushes the envelope yet again.

The truth comes out, Virgo, and it isn’t pretty. Give yourself some time to adjust before you make any moves. An e-mail answers a question.

March 21– April 19 The time has come for you to call in a favor. Do it with gusto, Aries, and you won’t be turned down. Conflict at home comes to an abrupt end.

September 23– October 22 Brace yourself, Libra. The tide is turning at home, and you must be prepared to weather the storm. A freak incident at work is a good safety reminder.

April 20– May 20 Emotions run high this week, with the conclusion of several important projects. Prepare to be praised and duly rewarded, Taurus. A cherished piece comes back into fashion.

October 23– November 21 A friend is suffering. Do what you can to help them, but don’t take over. They must learn to fend for themselves, Scorpio. You’re up to a challenge.

May 21– June 21 Love burns bright, and magical times abound. A financial mistake is rectified with ease. Make sure you thank the appropriate people, Gemini.

November 22– December 21 Make a break for it, Sagittarius. The time is right. A friend’s success does not come without trial and error. Be there for them to give them the lift they need.


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