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by Patricia L. Cook Whether your favorite melon is watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew or an exotic variety, this is the season for enjoying melons in the northern hemisphere. This Tidbits explores melon facts, figures and entertaining trivia. • All melons belong to the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, which is the family that includes cucumbers, squash and pumpkins. Because they grow on long, trailing vines, melons require lots of garden space. Generally, given adequate room, melons are easy and fun to grow. • Along with the long vines are leaves that provide shade during the day, protecting the developing fruit from the hot sun. Melons need hot sun and a long growing season to grow to maturity. Also, melon blossoms need bees for pollination. • Melons are divided into two groups with watermelons in a class by themselves. The other group is muskmelons. Watermelon seeds are spread throughout the middle of the melons (even “seedless” have some); muskmelon seeds are concentrated in a middle cavity surrounded by sweet pulp. • If cantaloupe is your favorite, and you are wondering where they fit, they are muskmelons. North America (N.A.) cantaloupes are not true cantaloupes! turn the page for more!


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“cantaloupes” originated in Cantalupo, Italy. They are hard-shelled melons, with wart-like growths on their hard green skin. True cantaloupes are not grown much outside of Mediterranean countries. • N.A. cantaloupes are actually muskmelons. While all cantaloupes are muskmelons, not all muskmelons are cantaloupes! Some other muskmelons are: Honeydew, Casaba, Crenshaw and Persian types like Bender, Montreal and Banana. While you may not be familiar with all of these, many of the less traditional types of melons are now being cultivated in North America. Be adventurous and try some new melons found at your grocery store or farmer’s markets. • The leading states for producing N.A. cantaloupes are California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia and Indiana. The world leader today for watermelon production is China. The United States is number four. • The leading states for producing honeydew melons are California, Arizona and Texas. The honeydew is one of the few melons that will continue to ripen after picking. Another name sometimes used for honeydew melons is “temptation melons.” • This is probably not surprising news, but more than two-thirds of all melons grown in the United States are grown in California. Florida and Georgia are the top states for watermelon production. Many of our melons are imported, usually from Mexico and Chile. The United States imports more melons than any other country. • Most historians believe that watermelons originated in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Melons seeds in ancient tombs indicate that melons were in Egypt about 4,000 years ago.

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• Some botanists believe that watermelons are not actually melons but should be considered cucumbers. One of the reasons they say this is because muskmelons easily cross-pollinate with one another forming new hybrids, but watermelons will not cross-pollinate with other melons. • Watermelons are 92 percent water, hence the very appropriate name, and the reason it is advisable to buy heavy melons. They contain approximately 6 percent sugar and are rich sources of vitamins A and C. Even though most people only eat the red (or yellow, or other special colors) part of the watermelon, every part is edible. • Watermelon is used more like a vegetable in Asian countries. In Chinese cuisine, watermelon rind is often stirfried, stewed and pickled. The seeds are often baked for a snack. The Chinese eat more watermelon than any other people. • The Japanese have produced cubeshaped melons by growing them in glass molds. The melons cost much more than regular melons but fit in refrigerators more easily. Pyramid shaped melons are also occasionally seen. Since these don’t really fit better in a refrigerator, other than the fact that they won’t roll, the reason for these is probably just the novelty. • There are more than 500 varieties of watermelon worldwide, but only a few are grown commercially. Some of the common varieties sold in large numbers are Jubilee, Desert King, Sugar Baby, Peacock and Huck Finn. • Melons, probably muskmelons, since they were available in Egypt many centuries ago, are mentioned in the Bible. The Hebrews who wandered in the desert eating “manna” missed their melons (Numbers 11:5).

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• There are many melon festivals held celebrating local produce. One festival is the Milan Melon Festival in Milan, Ohio, held every Labor Day Weekend. This year’s festivities, the 53rd annual event, will be September 1-3. There are usually over 50,000 fun-loving people gathered to eat watermelon, muskmelon and more. Festival specialties are watermelon sherbet and muskmelon ice cream. • The Hope Watermelon Festival in Hope, Arkansas, “Home of President Bill Clinton, Governor Mike Huckabee and the World’s Largest Watermelons,” originally started in the 1920s but ended in 1930 because of the Great Depression. Restarted in 1977, it has been held every August since. The festival is where the Bright family has presented many worldrecord giant watermelons. Ivan and Lloyd Bright presented a 200-pound watermelon in 1979 that held the world record for four years. After losing to a Tennessee farmer, they regained the title in 1985 with a 260 pounder. In 2006, the “Guinness Book of World Records” certified Lloyd Bright with another record for a 268.8-pound watermelon. • Cavaillon, in Central Provence, France, claims to be the “World Capital of Melons.” Their specialty is the Charantais melon, which is a small, round, striped melon with orange pulp. • Because of reversed seasons in the southern hemisphere, the Chinchilla Melon Festival in Australia is held in February. The biennial event will be February 14-17, 2013. The festival has many components including: melon bullseye, melon skiing and melon ironman. John Allwood set the Guinness World Record for Melon Head Smashing in 2009, cracking 47 watermelons in one minute — with his head, no hands or assistance! Ouch!


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● On July 14, 1798, Congress passes the Sedition Act, which permitted the prosecution of individuals who voiced or printed what the government deemed to be malicious remarks about the president or government of the United States. ● On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel. Burr shot Hamilton in the stomach, and the bullet lodged next to his spine. Hamilton, a Founding Father and first U.S. treasury secretary, died the next day. ● On July 9, 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club begins its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, then an outer suburb of London. Twenty-one amateurs showed up to compete in the Gentlemen’s Singles tournament, the only event. ● On July 10, 1925, in Dayton, Tenn., the so-called Monkey Trial begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high-school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law. The law made it a misdemeanor to teach any theory that denied the story of the Divine Creation of man. ● On July 12, 1933, the first threewheeled, multi-directional Dymaxion car is manufactured in Bridgeport, Conn. Part aircraft, part automobile, it had wings that inflated and a tail fin. It had a steel chassis, a body made of ash wood, an aluminum skin and a painted canvas roof. The Dymaxion was designed to reach a speed of 120 mph and average 28 mpg. ● On July 15, 1941, master spy Juan Pujol Garcia, nicknamed “Garbo,” sends his first communique to Germany from Britain. The disinformation the double agent transmitted to Germany was fabricated by the British. In June 1944, he managed to convince Hitler that the D-Day invasion of Normandy was just a “diversionary maneuver.” (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

July 10th 2012



Whether it is called the “Mighty Mississippi,” “Old Man River” or “Father of Waters,” the Mississippi River is of great importance in North America. The river travels 2,350 miles from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. • While the Mississippi is not the longest river in North America (it is No. 2), it has the largest drainage basin or watershed. According to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, a watershed is “an area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place.” • The drainage basin covers 1,837,000 square miles, stretching from the Allegheny Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. The water from all or part of 31 states and two Canadian provinces drains into the Mississippi River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. • The source of the Mississippi is Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota where, from this lake, the river begins as a small stream less than three feet deep. • As rainwater and melted snow feed into the stream along the massive watershed, the river widens and deepens along its path to the Gulf. Many rivers and streams empty into the Mississippi as it flows southward, with the largest being the Missouri and the Ohio rivers. The Missouri, the longest river in the United States, enters the Mississippi at St. Louis, Missouri, with its water coming from the west. The Ohio enters the Mississippi at Cairo, Illinois, flowing from the east. • The deepest part of the river is in the New Orleans area where the depths reach 200 feet. • The Mississippi River touches or forms the borders of ten states. From north to south they are: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. • The Mississippi impacts the entire United States but especially the states along its path. The river and its tributaries provide drinking water for over 18 million people. • Many National Park Service sites are present along the river, reflecting its importance in the growth and history of the United States. The Jefferson National Expansion Monument (the St. Louis Arch) and Vicksburg National Military Park are two popular stops. • The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, established in 1988, includes 72 miles along the river in Minnesota from Dayton/Ramsey south to Hastings. Included in this area are several interesting sites, including St. Anthony Falls, the river’s only true waterfall. • The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, located in Dubuque, Iowa, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and another great place to learn about the river. • Another park, opened in 1982, that honors the great river is Mud Island River Park in Memphis, Tennessee. The park is not actually on an island but a peninsula that has the Mississippi River on the west and the Wolf River harbor on the east. The park has a riverwalk, monorail, adventure center, pedal boats and more to keep visitors busy. An amphitheater, museum and a hydraulic scale model showing the lower Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans also enhance the educational and recreational opportunities at the park.

July 10th, 2012

December 22– January 19

June 22– July 22 Face it, Cancer. A friend bailed on you yet again. Stop making excuses for them and look for support elsewhere. A windfall fattens your bank account..

January 20– February 18 A coworker isn’t cutting it, but it’s not for you to say, Aquarius. Leave that to someone higher up the food chain. A financial matter is put to rest.

July 23– August 22

A crisis hits at work, but you take charge and save the day quickly. Bravo, Capricorn. A financial glitch turns out to be a blessing in disguise..

February 19– March 20 Time is of the essence, Pisces, and you must work quickly to clean up a mess. No, you didn’t make it, but you must clean it up for progress to be made.

Relationship issues are resolved, and passion burns bright. Ooh-la-la, Leo. A dream comes true for a family member, and you benefit as well..

August 23– September 22 Sunny days are here again, Virgo. Make every moment count. Old photos provide insight into a family dilemma and make the response to it clear.

March 21– April 19 You don’t like surprises, but several are in store. Receive them with open arms, Aries. A chunk of change saved for a rainy day comes in handy.

September 23– October 22 Too many slips of the tongue occur at work. Work to keep yours in check, Libra. Adding fuel to the fire is ill advised. A memento inspires a trip.

April 20– May 20 A friend’s erratic behavior mystifies you. Overlook it and question it later, Taurus. A business relationship is put to the test, and you come out smiling...

October 23– November 21 You’re not one to toot your own horn, Scorpio, but it’s required. You need to make your talents known in order to compete. A health crisis ends.

May 21– June 21 The time has come for you to settle old debts, Gemini. Start with that friend who could use a helping hand. The pieces to a puzzle begin to come together.

November 22– December 21 Opulent surroundings ease away the tensions, allowing for extraordinary progress. Truth is hard to come by at home. Don’t force it. Just wait, Sagittarius.

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There are many names for sandwiches such as subs, heroes, hoagies and grinders, but if you are looking for a traditional sandwich in New Orleans, you want a poboy. (Muffalettas are also popular, but that’s another story!) • There are numerous stories in New Orleans’ history about the origin of the po-boy. The city is known for its creative food as well as its colorful storytellers, who many times claim to be absolute authorities – regardless of the subject! • The most widely circulated story is that the sandwich was invented by Clovis and Benjamin Martin, brothers who were streetcar drivers before opening their restaurant on St. Claude Avenue in the 1920s. The brothers created an inexpensive sandwich of gravy and spare bits of roast beef served on French bread when streetcar drivers went on strike in 1929. They served the striking ● Monday burger baskets workers free $5 sandwiches out 11-8 of the rear ● Tuesday $6.99 tacos 11-8 of the restaurant. When the workers 11-8staff would would$4.00 showwell up,Margaritas the kitchen Thursday, $5 Dozen Wings pm The say,●“Here comes another poor4-9 boy!” ● Sunday All Day Happy Hour! sandwich naturally gained the name ● All Games In High “poor boy,” which withDefinition common TVS usage and local slang, became “po-boy.” • Louisiana natives will tell you that the fresh French bread is what makes a po-boy special. New Orleans French bread has a light center with a crunchy crust. In the past there were many corner bakeries that made their own French bread, today there are only three of the original bakeries remaining — Gendusa’s, Binder’s and Leidenheimer’s. These bakeries bake special French bread that is 3 feet in length and about 6 inches in circumference. Also, as a credible alternative, many grocery stores bake excellent bread, but it is not baked in old brick ovens like the bread from the original bakeries. • Although the first po-boys were made with roast beef, there are many popular varieties. The ingredients are limited only by the imagination. Fried seafood po-boys with oysters, shrimp, catfish and/ or softshell crab are delicious. Sausage, meatball and ham and cheese po-boys are also on most menus. Roast beef and fried shrimp are the top two po-boy sellers. • In New Orleans, “dressed” is not a reference to fashion — at least not in the restaurant business. A “dressed” poboy means that lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise are added. The other way locals order their po-boys is “naked” or with “nuttin’ on it!” • Louisiana is known for its many festivals. So, it should come as no surprise that their famous po-boys are honored with one. Originally called the “New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival,” it is now the “Oak Street Po-Boy Festival” and is held annually in November. Even though this festival doesn’t have a long heritage of 50 or more years like many Louisiana festivals, it is significant because it was started in 2007, in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. The event was created by the locals as a way to attract tourists back to their city. • Many restaurants across the country re-create New Orleans classic po-boy sandwiches, but maybe it’s time to plan a trip to the “Big Easy” to eat the original with the locals!

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Please show your support with the mission of the HD Youth Center.

**** H.D. YOUTH CENTER FUND-RAISER **** BUY A COUPON BOOK FULL OF FANTASTIC DEALS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT OUR BUILDING FUND. HERE IS A LIST OF LOCATIONS YOU CAN BUY THE COUPON BOOK AT. Active Edge Fitness 2120 Edgewood Rd SW CR, IA Advanced Hair Technologies 1202 A Dina Ct. Hiawatha Albert Automotive 427 1st Avenue SE CR, IA Austin Blues BBQ 210 3rd Ave. SE DWTN CR Bills Bro’s Furniture 303 8th Avenue SE CR, IA Cartridge World 2210 Edgewood Rd SW, Suite 200 Cassill Motors Service Dept. 5415 16th Ave. SW CR Chirocare East 1212 3rd Ave. SE CR Copyworks 4837 1st Ave. SE CR Cranky Hank’s Pizza Lindale Mall Lower Level CR Dairy Queen 2843 Mount Vernon Rd SE Ebony Beauty Supply 1901 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE CR El Centro Burrito 210 3rd Ave. SE DWTN CR Hot Harry’s Burritos 4862 1st Ave. NE CR Kathy’s Pies 616 5th Ave. SE CR Kyle’s Framing 601 7th Ave. Marion Maid Rite West 621 1st Ave. SW CR Pakmail 162 Collins Road NE CR, IA

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Classifieds Of Linn County EMPLOYMENT



Forklift $10.50 an hour

Handley Dirt Work Plus

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Janitorial $10.00 an hour

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HERBALIFE Independent Distributor, Dan Butterfield. 319-533-5059 Call for product or opportunity.

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Shores Event Center Historic Beauty Conveniently located 700 16th Street NE

MIG Welding $14.00 an hour

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Residential Power washing. Dirty/moldy House siding, Decks, Privacy Fence, Etc. No chemicals used. Cleaning of roof gutters also available. Free Estimates Jim Hollett 319-821-1291

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Sophistication Located at: Freda’s Beauty Rama 1028 12th Ave SE Cedar Rapids 319-366-6971. Designer Purses & Accessories & more. . Open Tues- Sat until 6pm “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Be’s Coin’s shop, Hiawatha. Big Jewelry sale when we re-open July 10th. Gold and Silver buyer on premises every Wed. & Fri. (When shop is open) 319-573-7673


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1998 Commodore 16x80 mobile home for sale or lease to own with option to purchase. 3 bedroom 2 full baths includes stove, refrig, washer & dryer. Other Mobile Homes Available. Contact Tower Terrace business office at 319-393-1312 to set up appointment and pick up your application to be approved. Ask about our FREE lot rent offer. Home must remain in the park. 4032 Bobolink Lane



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