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“WHO’S THAT?” by Kathy Wolfe Have you ever heard of these folks? Maybe not by their original names, but most likely you’re familiar with the names they adopted. How many do you re­ cognize? • At the age of 17, Brooklyn native Allan Stewart Ko­ nigsberg legally changed his name to Heywood Al­ len. He used the nickname of Woody, and went on to fame as a film director, screenwriter, actor, musician, author, and comedian, bringing us the likes of Annie Hall, What’s New, Pussycat?, and Casino Royale. • Singer Elvis Costello was born in London in 1954 as Declan Patrick McManus. Prior to his success as a performer, he worked as a data entry clerk in the of­ fice of the Elizabeth Arden cosmetics company, and as a computer operator in a British bank. He took the name Costello as a tribute to his father, who was also a singer who had performed using the name Day Costello. Declan’s manager suggested combining the name Elvis with Costello. • Why did Meg Ryan change her name? Maybe be­ cause Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra wouldn’t fit on the theater marquis! The same goes for Audrey Hepburn who must have thought her new name looked better in film credits than Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston!




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• Actresses born overseas or to immigrant parents simplified their names to fit in with the Hollywood scenes, such as Swedish-born Lovisa Gustafsson, bet­ ter known as Greta Garbo. The daughter of Russian immigrants, Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko chose the much simpler Natalie Wood for her stage name.

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• Not a day goes by that one of the hits by Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta isn’t on the radio. At age 20, a talent scout referred Stefani to a music pro­ ducer and the couple began dating. According to the producer, he created her new name, Lady Gaga, from the British rock band Queen’s 1984 hit “Radio Ga Ga.” Although some of her performances are controver­ sial to many, it hasn’t stopped her from achieving sales of 27 million albums.

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• Dana Elaine Owens was just eight years old when she found her future name. While looking through a book of Arabic names, Dana discovered the name “Latifah,â€? which means “delicate and very kindâ€? in that language. Queen Latifah released her first rap single in 1988. • In 1966, Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien was the world’s best-selling female singer in the world. Who was she? She was the British pop singer Dusty Springfield, whose first hit in 1963 was “I Only Want to Be With You,â€? followed by “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Meâ€? and “Son of a Preacher Man.â€? The nickname Dusty came about because she was a tomboy who en­ joyed playing football with the boys in the street. • From a jewel to a flower – that’s the route that Austra­ lian hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea took. Azalea, who moved to the United States to pursue her career at age 16, was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly. • “Batmanâ€? star Michael Keaton (born Michael Douglas) changed his last name in order to prevent confusion between himself and another well-known actor named Michael Douglas. He had recently read an article about actress Diane Keaton and decided he liked the sound of it. Ironically, Michael Douglas was the son of Kirk Douglas, whose real name was Issur Danielovitch Demsky, not Douglas at all! Kirk’s parents had emigrat­ ed from what is now Belarus, and as a child, he was known as Izzy Demsky. He changed his name just prior to entering the U.S. Navy in World War II. • Another celebrity changed her name to avoid being confused with another. Singer Katy Perry’s given name is Katy Hudson, but there was already a Kate Hudson

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on the scene, the daughter of Goldie Hawn and actress who had starred in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,â€? “The Skeleton Key,â€? “You, Me and DuPree,â€? and many others. Although Katy Perry released her debut studio album under the name Katy Hudson, it was commer­ cially unsuccessful. Perry is her mother’s maiden name. She holds the world record for the most Twitter fol­ lowers, and was the first person to gain 90 million fol­ lowers. She was the highest-earning female celebrity in 2015, and her net worth is estimated at $125 million. • English singer David Robert Jones was also concerned about being confused with Davy Jones of the Monkees, and gave himself a new name, David Bowie, in tribute to the 19th-century American frontiersman Jim Bowie, who made famous the 9.25-in-long (23.5-cm) hunting knife he carried. Jim Bowie was killed at the Alamo. • Frederick Austerlitz and Virginia McMath danced their way through 10 motion pictures together from 1933 to 1949 under the names of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. But they weren’t a pair in all their respective movies. Fred made 21 others without Ginger, while she appeared in 63 films without him. At one time, Ginger Rogers was Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. • British actress Helen Mirren, who has an Oscar, 4 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes, and a Tony to her credit, began her career in the Royal Shakespeare Company. The daughter of a Russian immigrant father and grand­ daughter of a Russian diplomat, she was born Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov. • The star of 142 films, 83 of them Westerns, John Wayne was one of the top box office stars for 30 years. Born Marion Robert Morrison, his life’s original course involved a football scholarship from the University of Southern California, but a broken collarbone suffered in a bodysurfing accident derailed those plans. Without any funds to continue his studies in pre-law, he took a

job at a film studio, and was given a few small bit parts using the name Duke Morrison. (As a child, his constant companion was his Airedale Terrier, Duke, and Marion became known as “Little Duke.â€?) In 1930, the Fox Stu­ dios chief suggested the name of John Wayne. It wasn’t until he was 32 years old that the Duke’s career took off when he starred in “Stagecoach.â€? John Wayne was a great fan of the game of chess, and frequently played the game between takes on the movie set. • Two famous magicians/illusionists changed their names to something memorable – Ehrich Weiss be­ came Harry Houdini, and David Kotkin uses the stage name David Copperfield.

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WOLFSBANE Here’s some information on a scary-sounding plant, wolfsbane, also known as the werewolf plant. • At first glance, wolfsbane, a member of the buttercup family, is a lovely plant, with delicate purplish-blue flow­ ers and attractive foliage. Yet every part of this plant is poison­ ous, including its sap, and it should not be grown where children are present, nor used as part of your cut flower arrange­ ment. Certain varieties are also known as monkshood, due to the shape of the flowers that resemble the cowls worn by monks. . • The plant is part of the aconitum ge­ nus. Several species have been used to make poisonous arrows. Nomad­ ic people in India put aconite on their arrows to hunt ibex, a species of wild goats, while native Aleuts of Alas­ ka’s Aleutian Islands have used it for hunting whales. • When ingested by a human, symp­ toms begin within an hour, with nausea and vomiting occurring almost imme­ diately, followed by a powerful burn­ ing feeling in the limbs and abdomen, accompanied by motor weakness and numbness in the limbs. It takes just 20 ml. of aconite to kill an adult human, which usually occurs in as little as two to six hours. The toxin can cause heart arrhythmia, and paralysis of the heart and respiratory systems. • The roots of the plant are where the highest level of poison is found. How­ ever, great care needs to be exercised when picking the leaves of the plant. Without gloves, the toxin is easily ab­ sorbed through the skin. If a person has cuts on his hands, the poison enters the

bloodstream very quickly. • In 2014, an experienced gardener was tending the estate of a British million­ aire and brushed up against the monks­ hood flowers growing there. He col­ lapsed shortly afterward and perished from multiple organ failure. • According to mythology, wolfsbane can protect people from were­ wolves. Its unpleas­ ant smell repels them, and the toxin can also destroy them. Supposedly, it can also be used to determine if an individual is a werewolf. If the plant’s flow­ er casts a yellow shadow on the person’s chin, he/ she is indeed a were­ wolf. Legend also has it that aconite was an ingredient used by witch­ es for their magical ointments, and was useful for causing hallucina­ tions. • Greek mythology tells us that the granddaughter of the sun god, sorceress Medea, attempted to poison Theseus the king of Athens with a cup of wine poisoned with wolfsbane. • Wolfsbane has been mentioned many times in literature and films. In the 1931 horror movie “Dracula,” Van Helsing, a vampire and enemy of Count Drac­ ula, advises using sprigs of wolfbane as protection against vampires. In the 1941 movie “The Wolf Man,” the chant is recited, “Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfs­ bane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.” In the “Harry Potter” movie series, the wizards teach that the plant can be used as an ingredient in a potion that werewolves can use to maintain their rationality and conscience when they are transformed into a wolf.

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*** Are you ready for another award show hosted by anoth­ er talk-show host? James Corden hosted the Grammy Awards Feb. 12 on CBS, and Jimmy Kimmel hosts The Oscars Feb. 26 on ABC. He also hosted the Emmys in 2012 and 2016 on ABC. Jimmy Fallon hosted in 2010, Seth Meyers hosted 2014 on NBC, and Stephen Colbert now has been named to host the Emmy Awards on Sept. 17 on CBS. See a pattern here? At least Colbert has won nine Emmys (for "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central), while Kimmel has never even appeared in a movie! *** The sequel for "Jurassic World" (which grossed $1.67 bil­ lion) will be unleashed June 22, 2018. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and B.D. Wong are returning, along with (reportedly) the raptors. A new addition is Toby Jones. He's the voice of Dobby in the "Harry Potter" films, and also starred in the recent BBC "Sherlock," and the "Cap­ tain America" and "Hunger Games" franchise. It won't be long before they create one of these parks for real ... hopefully, I'll be too old and tough to be eaten by a T-Rex! (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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7. FOOD & DRINK: What vegetable gives borscht its color? 8. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What fraternal organiza­ tion's motto is "We Serve"? 9. LITERATURE: Who wrote the Christmas novel, "The Cricket on the Hearth"? 10. EXPLORERS: Which explorer was nicknamed "The Pathfinder" for mapping the Oregon Trail?

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One factor in the equation: We're not being pushed out by employers. They want us because we're reliable. That's often enough for an employer to hire or keep us. We're productive. And we are the talent pool that serves as the glue in many industries. To be considered: We're not job hoppers. If we're em­ ployed, we generally stay ... unlike many in the young­ er generations who move from job to job, using that as a way to climb the ladder. That's what they know, and staying put is what we know.


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Please Support Our Advertisers bipolar disorder. I have read that up to a third of peo­ ple in new admissions for psychiatric conditions have thyroid abnormalities. It isn't always clear whether the thyroid problem caused the psychiatric illness, and probably most often there is a large combina­ tion of factors, including genetics, environmental and medical conditions that affect the development of psychiatric conditions. It is clear that sometimes, but not always, treating the underlying thyroid condition can make managing the psychiatric symptoms much easier. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking Lipitor for high cholesterol. Lately, my pharmacist said that all statins can cause memory loss. I hesitate to stop taking Lip­ itor, but I don't want this side effect. Please advise. — P.C.

CRACKED FINGERTIPS? TRY A HOME REMEDY DR. ROACH WRITES: I wrote a column on cracked fingertips, and received a wealth of suggestions from readers. For prevention, some suggestions I liked included avoiding too-hot water for handwashing, antibacte­ rial soaps and wool gloves, all of which can remove protective oils from your fingers. A humidifier in the house can prevent drying of all the skin. Home-treatment remedies included flax-seed oil or B vitamins by mouth. (I don't know if these are ef­ fective, but they should be safe.) Most people recom­ mended emollients to the hands, specifically Prepa­ ration H, O'Keefe's Working Hands, Bag Balm, CeraVe, Chapstick and Carmex Healing Cream. Plain petrola­ tum (Vaseline) works very well for many people and is inexpensive. The area can be covered at night by a bandage or glove. Several people recommended saltwater soaks. One noted that the pure mountain water of Colorado Springs cured him in three days. Finally, one person recommended trimming the nails quite short. These home remedies have helped many. *** DEAR DR. ROACH: After an extreme case of vertigo, including vomiting and being taken to the emergency room, my unsteadiness remains. Over a week later, I need to use a walker to be safe. I am 79, and this hap­ pened once four years ago, but without the afteref­ fects. Any suggestions? — M.W. ANSWER: The major causes of vertigo, acute laby­ rinthitis and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, often continue to produce attacks that tend to less­ en in severity up to a month after the initial severe attack. A walker may be a useful precaution while recovering. If the problem persists, I strongly rec­ ommend a visit with a physical and/or occupation­ al therapist for vestibular rehabilitation, which is physical therapy to restore balance. It also might be necessary to revisit your doctor to confirm the orig­ inal diagnosis. The booklet on vertigo explains this disruptive condi­ tion in detail and outlines its treatment. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach — No. 801W, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. ROACH: My 15-year-old son was just ad­ mitted to the hospital for depression and ADD. His thyroid tests came back abnormal. There is thyroid disease in the family. Is that the cause of his illness? — Anon. ANSWER: Thyroid conditions, including both hyper(too much) and hypo- (too little) thyroid hormone are common in the general population, but more so in people who are diagnosed with a wide variety of psy­ chiatric illnesses, including depression, anxiety and

ANSWER: Your pharmacist is quite right that some users of statins can have the unwanted side effect of memory loss. This is quite variable: Some people nev­ er get this effect, and it can be quite severe in a few. It appears to be reversible in the majority of people who get it. I wouldn't recommend stopping unless you are having the side effect. *** DEAR DR. ROACH: I have chronic constipation, and have had it most of my life. I have used most of the bulking (husk) things that are out there. Nothing works. Years ago, I went to my doctor, and he said that I could take MiraLAX and use it for the rest of my life. It has worked! Now my new doctor wants me off of it, and wants me to incorporate fiber into my diet. I already do this. Plus I drink a lot of water. I start my day with a 24 ounces of water every morn­ ing before anything else. Is there anything wrong with taking MiraLAX every day? I do not take the full dose. — V.B. ANSWER: While I recommend non-drug treatments, such as increased water intake, high-fiber diet and exercise as treatment for constipation, that doesn't work for everybody. In that case, using a medication as recommended by your doctor makes sense. Poly­ ethylene glycol (MiraLAX) is a generally safe treat­ ment that works by increasing fluid in the bowel. It's a good idea to use it as little as is needed to keep the stool from getting uncomfortably hard. READERS: The booklet on constipation explains this common disorder and its treatments. Readers can ob­ tain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach — No. 504W, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. ROACH: Have you ever heard of someone with sleep apnea outgrowing the need of a breathing aid, such as CPAP? — G.S. ANSWER: Most cases of sleep apnea are due to ob­ struction of the airway, caused by the relaxation of muscles in the back of the throat. Excess weight and obesity are the major risk factors for sleep apnea, but it can happen in normal-weight people. It is more common in older people, and men are at higher risk than women. Almost any condition can go away by itself, but in nearly every case of obstructive sleep apnea getting better without a specific treatment that I have seen, it has been associated with significant weight loss. It doesn't have to be extreme weight loss. Since alcohol can make sleep apnea worse, stopping alcohol occa­ sionally is enough to get it under control. I also recently mentioned singing exercises as a thera­ py for OSA, in addition to oral devices, CPAP or BiPAP devices, and surgery. *** Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to To view and order health pamphlets, visit, or write to Good Health, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. (c) 2017 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved • February 17, 2017 • 7

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IS BRADY THE BEST EVER? ROGER THAT If you've done a little studying in your life, you know that there are abstract concepts you can ponder (think Descartes) and cold, hard facts (I was told there would be no math, however). The scientific method teaches us that we learn by observing. So, by any measure, if you watched Super Bowl 51, you witnessed something that can only be called irrefutable in the truest, most classic form of the word: Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is the

I don't know what it is about the New England Patriots that inspires every coach not named Tom Coughlin to shave hundreds of IQ points off their cerebrum in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. This bewildering ten­ dency to just do the stupidest things imaginable with the Patriots on the ropes is almost as awe-inspiring as Brady's leveling up in response each time. The Seahawks passing instead of running? The Falcons acting like they smoked legal weed at halftime? It almost looks like the equivalent of Ali knocking out Sonny Liston without laying a glove on him. Either way, Brady is the greatest of all time. This cannot be disputed any longer. Five Super Bowl rings will tend to work in your legacy's favor. It's a matter of record that I called for a Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl, and I have the texts to prove that I believed the smart money was on the Patriots to win and cover the spread, beating the over. But like anyone who grew up a Giants fan and can't stand seeing Ben Affleck any more than I absolutely must, I was pulling for the Falcons. It's a great franchise,

For Advertising Information Call 954-667-3237 headed up by a great owner, led by Matt Ryan, the right­ ful MVP. The people and fans of Atlanta are champion­ ship starved, and on any other Sunday, against any other team, they would be coming home with the hardware. But how could you not root for Brady in the final min­ utes of the fourth quarter? In overtime? After his 60th passing attempt? And how could you not smirk along with him as Roger Goodell — possibly the worst com­ missioner in organized sports history, the guy that stu­ pidly suspended the league's only real marquee star over a few ounces of missing air — had to hand the Lombardi Trophy to him? If your life depended on it, could you imagine starting any other quarterback? Baby Boomers and subsequent generations have wit­ nessed some of the greatest players and athletes of alltime. We've seen Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jordan, Gretzky, Howe, Bonds, Ali, Federer, Nicklaus, Woods, Serena Wil­ liams ... and now we can say we saw Tom Brady. And nobody summed it up better than the man himself. "I've been labeled a cheater. I've been suspended. My mom is dealing with cancer. I've been ripped for my Donald Trump friendship. I'm playing the Super Bowl against the MVP of the league (Matt Ryan). I was a sixthround pick, No. 199. Nothing is easy. Nothing is handed to me. I'm going to do what I set out to do in this league from the start. And that is become the greatest quarter­ back that ever played." Greatest quarterback to ever play the game? Absolutely. Roger that. You bet your life. Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter who lives in New Jersey. (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

1. When was the last time before 2014 that Oakland had six players named to the All-Star team? 2. Name the last major-league player before Bryce Harper in 2015 to have 30 home runs and 100 walks in a season in which he was 22 or younger. 3. Jay Cutler holds the Chicago Bears record for most TD passes in a career (154). Who is No. 2? 4. Lon Kruger was the first men's basketball coach to take five different teams to an NCAA Tournament. Who was the second? 5. What was hockey legend Gordie Howe's age when he won the World Hockey Association Most Valuable Player Award in 1974? 6. Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 twice during his NASCAR career. How many times did he have the Day­ tona 500 pole position? 7. In 2016, Angelique Kerber became the oldest wom­ en's tennis player (28) to debut at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. Who had been the oldest?

Answers 1. It was 1975, when the A's had seven players be part of the team. 2. Eddie Mathews, in 1954. 3. Sid Luckman, with 137 (1939-50). 4. Tubby Smith (Tulsa, Georgia, Kentucky, Minneso­ ta, Texas Tech). 5. He had just turned 46 years old. 6. Four times, including for both of his victories. 7. Jennifer Capriati, who was 25 years, 200 days old when she became No. 1 in October 2001.

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COOKIE CUTTERS Q: My grandmother and two of her sisters were bakers who specialized in cookies. I have about four dozen of their cookie cutters, including several duplicates. Is there a group or club so I can trade my duplicates for ones I don't already have? — Beth, Lincoln, Nebraska A: Cookie cutters have become quite collectible, espe­ cially ones that were given away as premiums by flour and baking-related businesses. Some of the rarer ones sometimes can sell in the $50 to $75 range. One of the better groups is the Cookie Cutters Collectors Club, P.O. Box 22518, Lexington, KY 40522. Dues are $25 per year, which includes a subscription to its quarterly newsletter, "Cookie Crumbs." This is an active club with helpful members. *** Q: Last summer I received a river rock that had been painted to represent the head of an alien space creature. It is about the size of an orange, and I use it as a paper­ weight on my desk. Everyone who sees it is fascinated. They want to know who did it and where they can get

Harp's work has been featured in several publications and was recently selected for inclusion in a juried exhi­ bition at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, 101 North Broad St., Globe, AZ 85501 To find out more about Harp's "Space Rocks," contact the artist at Al Harp at 2214 North College Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-659-1535. He can provide illustrations of his current inventory. *** Q: I have about a dozen issues of Farm Journal, all from 1939. Are they worth keeping? — Stan, Hastings, Nebras­ ka A: Issues of Farm Journal from the 1930s generally sell in the $10 to $15 range. There are always exceptions to every rule when it comes to collectibles. Condition and content are important when determining values. Write to Larry Cox in care of KFWS, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or send e-mail to questionsforcox@ Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox cannot personally answer all reader questions, nor does he do appraisals. Do not send any materials requir­ ing return mail. (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

their shape in the oven, try freezing them for 30 minutes before filling.

* Seat warmers are for more than cold bottoms: The next time you pick up a pizza, turn on your seat warmer to keep your pie from getting cold on the ride home! * "My kids love snack crackers, but they can be easy to overdo. When I buy a box, I go ahead and portion them out into snack-size zip-lock baggies. Then the kids can grab a bag and won't just keep eating out of habit (and spoil their supper)." — O.V. in New Mexico * A beaded necklace can make a fun imprint on the edg­ es of your pie crust. Then, to help your pie crusts hold

* To save time making potatoes, try microwaving instead of boiling. Follow the manufacturer's directions on your microwave.

"I like to make a big presentation, so I use sliced fruit, nuts and fresh herbs for garnishes. I prepare them ahead of time and store them in the fridge to take dishes from stove to table quickly. I have found that if you use a little lemon juice on apple slices, they won't discolor and you can cut them up ahead of time, too." — T.C. in California

* For great-looking candles, use a plain nylon stocking to buff out smudges, nicks and fingerprints. This works es­ pecially well on white or cream-colored candles, which can pick up all sorts of ugly-looking soot stains.

* Because fabric softeners can leave residue on the dry­ er's lint trap, clean yours out at least every other month. Just scrub with plain old soap and water.

* "Use a tab pulled off a soda can to double hang items in your closet. Simply thread the soda tab onto the hanger hook, and put the hook of a second hanger through the bottom hole. This is a great idea for hanging outfits to­ gether." — W.P. in Washington

* Create your own nonslip hangers for your closet with your glue gun. Run a thin bead along the top sides of your hanger. Allow to dry thoroughly and you will be able to hang the flimsiest of tops on the hanger with­ out them falling off. No glue gun? Try wrapping a pipe cleaner tightly around each side; this works well for tank tops! * "Print out recipes and tape them to your kitchen cabi­ nets, or hang from a door pull with a pants hanger. You could even stack a week's worth of recipes on a clip­ board and add a dedicated hook for them in your kitch­ en." — T.Y. in North Carolina

* "With two teenagers and all their friends, as soon as the snacks come home, they seem to disappear. Well, here's the trick to hiding food in plain sight: I stash candy bars in a whole-wheat noodle package. There are ice-cream sandwiches in a bag that used to hold frozen spinach. Also, chips stay nicely in an old-fashioned oatmeal con­ tainer on a high shelf." — A.R. in Missouri Send your tips to Now Here's a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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a $1.2 billion bequest from the American oil billionaire. Getty died in 1976, but legal wrangling over his fortune by his children and ex-wives kept his will in probate un­ til 1982. * On Feb. 20, 1985, in a highly controversial vote, the Irish government defies the powerful Catholic Church and approves the sale of contraceptives, a major turning point in Irish history. Up until 1979, Irish law prohibited the importation and sale of contraceptives. * On Feb. 24, 1991, after six weeks of intensive bombing against Iraq and its armed forces, U.S.-led coalition forc­ es launch a ground invasion of Kuwait and Iraq. By the end of the day, the Iraqi army had effectively folded, 10,000 of its troops were held as prisoners and a U.S. air base had been established deep inside Iraq. (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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right there. It doesn't get a reward until the entire train­ ing sequence is done correctly: the dog sits, stays and then comes to the owner on command.

WHY TRAIN DOGS TO "STAY"? DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I understand why I should train a dog to "sit" or "come," but why do training books always want you to teach them to "stay"? Doesn't telling them to sit mean the dog should stay there? — Peter L., via email DEAR PETER: "Stay" is a reinforcing command used after you order a dog to either sit or lie down. I can see your point in that it seems unnecessary, but it's really an im­ portant training command. During basic obedience training — which you should do with your dog daily — command the dog to "sit" in a firm voice. As soon as it follows the command and sits, use the command "stay." Walk a few steps back, wait a moment and command the dog to "come." The power of this command is that it reinforces, partic­ ularly in early training stages, that the dog should stay

This can take awhile for the dog to get right, so many owners break up the command training into three levels: first, teaching the dog to "sit" on command, re­ warding that success with a pat or a tiny treat. Second, getting the dog to stay seated for more than a couple of seconds. This takes a great deal of patience and repe­ tition. Again, a reward is given when the dog "stays" for a specific amount of time, like 3 seconds, and then 10 seconds and upward. The third stage is getting the dog to stay while you're walking away, gradually increasing the time and distance. As the dog's training progresses, some owners stop using the "stay" command. But it's a word that makes obedi­ ence training much easier for both owner and dog.

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answered the door. We're so fed up with the sadness of the situation and his using the bathroom in front of our door daily. We called the police asking them to speak with its owner, but nothing seems to have changed. I really need your advice on what to do next. It breaks our hearts to know he is suffering. — Carla V., via email DEAR CARLA: I commend you for trying to get help for this dog. I'd be interested to know what action the po­ lice took. Since the dog is still coming around, more complaints from you are necessary. Call the local police non-emergency number each time the dog shows up, and ask why the dog is still suffering and wandering off a leash. If the city or county has an animal-control de­ partment, contact it as well. It's important to document what you see: You sent me a photo of the dog, and you should give that to the author­ ities, along with notes on how often the dog has shown up. The Animal Legal Defense Fund offers more informa­ tion on how to help animals you suspect are being abused. The Humane Society of the United States also has advice and instructions on contacting authorities or getting more help. Send your questions, tips or comments to ask@ (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Dinner Under Pressure As a child, I remember coming into the kitchen and hearing my mother's pressure cooker rattling away. It sounded like a runaway steam engine had taken over the kitchen stove. I'd heard stories about pressure cookers blowing up and leaving what was sup­ posed to be dinner all over the ceiling.


1025 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd. Suite 14, Hallandale Beach. • We speak Russian, Spanish, Portugese and Hebrew 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for drizzling (about 2 ta­ blespoons) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 cups of water or vegetable broth 1 large lime or lemon, zested and juiced 1 1/2 cups of chopped, raw veg­ etables (bell pepper, purple onion, celery, avocado, cucum­ bers, tomatoes, etc.)

So I must admit, I was afraid to use the Fagor pressure cooker I received as a gift, until I realized that mod­ ern pressure cookers have been completely redesigned. For example, my Fagor pressure cooker has three safety valves that allow any possible ex­ cess pressure to escape, so the cooking experience is com­ pletely secure.

1. Measure 1 cup of quinoa and place into a fine-mesh strain­ er. Rinse thoroughly with cool water for about 2 minutes, rub­ bing and swishing the quinoa with your hand. Drain.

The pressure cooker was created by French inventor Denis Papin in 1680. The clunky heavy metal pressure regulator of old that made so much noise was the updated version of his original "marmite de Papin" or Papin Digestor. Fagor has created a sleek, easy-to-use pressure cooker with a temperature device built into the tight-fitting lid with a locking handle. When the lid is properly locked into place, an air- and steam-tight seal is created. As the cooking liquid in the pressure cooker is heated to the boiling point (212 F), steam is created. Since the steam cannot escape from the sealed pot, intense pres­ sure is created. The internal cooking temperature will vary depending on the different levels of pressure creat­ ed by the trapped steam. Foods cooked under high pressure reach a temperature of 250 F, which is 38 F hotter than when food is boiled in a normal pot. This speeds up the cooking process considerably. The intense pressure also reduces cooking time by one-third, which saves energy too. It also keeps your kitchen cool, retains more than 50 percent of the vitamins and minerals in your foods — as well as the natural colors — and can cook without oil to reduce fat and calories. The steam pressure breaks down the fibers in food in a very short time, leaving food moist and suc­ culent, with an intense intermingling of flavors. The beauty of using a pressure cooker is that you can quickly and easily turn almost any type of produce, grain into a fantastic meal… and don't forget about des­ serts, which can be made in half the time.

2. Heat the olive oil in the pressure cooker pot (without the lid) over medi­ um-high heat. Add the drained quinoa, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring, for about 1 minute to let the water evaporate and to toast the quinoa and the spices. Add the water or broth, mixing well.

If you haven't used a pressure cooker before, my recipe for Pressure Cooker Quinoa Salad is a simple and tasty introduction to this wonderful piece of kitchen equip­ ment.


Quinoa is a complete protein source that also is high in iron, magnesium and fiber. It has a delicate, slightly sweet and nutty flavor, and easily can be used in any recipe that calls for rice or pasta. Quinoa has a natural coating, called saponin. Saponin can make the cooked grain taste bitter if it isn't rinsed thoroughly just before cooking. Boxed quinoa is often pre-rinsed, but it's best to rinse it again. Toasting qui­ noa after it has been rinsed improves the texture of the grain. You can change this recipe to incorporate your fa­ vorite herbs, spices, vegetables and flavorings as desired. 1 cup black quinoa, rinsed well

CHUNKY SWEET POTATO SOUP Sweet potatoes, loaded with vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, form the base of this hearty, vivid-orange soup. Avocado adds fresh green color along with healthy, skin-softening fats, which also aid the body's absorption of beta-carotene.

2 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion 1 medium red pepper 3 clove garlic 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper 1 quart lower-sodium vegetable broth 2 pound sweet potatoes 2 can lower-sodium black beans 2 cup water 1 Hass avocado 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves 1 lime 1. In 5- to 6-quart saucepot, heat oil on medium. Add onion and red pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring. Stir in

3. Close and lock the lid according to manufacturer's in­ structions. Turn heat to high; when pressure is reached, lower the heat and cook for 1 minute at high pressure (or 2 minutes at low pressure). To release the pressure, turn off heat and wait 10 minutes for steam to release naturally. Then release the remaining pressure by care­ fully opening the valve. (Even if you hear the pressure releasing completely before the 10 minutes are up, do not remove the lid.) 4. When the time is up, remove the lid and fluff the qui­ noa gently with a fork. Toss quinoa with the zest, juice, vegetables and a drizzle of olive oil. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children's author, culinary historian and the author of seven cook­ books. Her new cookbook is "The Kitchen Diva's Dia­ betic Cookbook." Her website is To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Facebook. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2017 Angela Shelf Medear is and King Features Synd., Inc.

garlic, cumin, paprika, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook 2 minutes, stirring. 2. Add broth, potatoes, beans, water and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to medium, simmer 15 minutes. 3. Transfer 3 cups of soup to blender. Puree until smooth; return to pot. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Serve, garnished with avocado and cilantro, with lime. Makes 6 main-dish servings. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at (c) 2017 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

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What child doesn't love to create art using colorful pencils, paper and pots of paint? As they grow, watch their en­ thusiasm blossom while they devel­ op new techniques and get inspired by one another and the great masters. Yes, artists like Michelangelo. Here's a fun, unusual artsy activity to inspire your kids to consider art from an entirely new vantage point when they lie on their back under a chair and draw Michelangelo-style.

Here's where the kids shine. Explain how Michelangelo would lie on his back on a scaffold facing the ceil­ ing, and paint and paint and paint. In dim light. In the heat. In the cold. Then pull over a kitchen chair and say, "Artists, it's your turn!" Here's the stuff you'll need: Kitchen chair or bench with a flat seat, or low child's play table Drawing paper Masking tape Markers, pencils and crayons Here's the fun:

First, talk to your children about Michelangelo and how it took him years (1508-1512) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican in Rome. Thumb through pages in an art book from the library, or grab some images of the Sistine Chapel online to show them examples of one of the most famous painted in­ terior spaces in the world.

Tape a sheet of paper to the bottom side of a chair. Place markers, pencils and crayons within reach to the side of the chair, then prompt your child to wiggle under. Now go ahead, reach up and create a masterpiece.

Parenting note: The kids will no doubt be enthralled. Somehow there's a real intimacy between the art and the creator that doesn't quite happen out in the open with a desk and chair. Try it. You'll see! Tip: If your kids want to use paints, here's where you come in. Carefully wipe their brush off at the side of the paint container before they start painting the "ceiling." Otherwise, they may be painting their heads! *** Donna Erickson's award-winning se­ ries "Donna's Day" is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit and link to the NEW Donna's Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is "Donna Erickson's Fabulous Fun­ stuff for Families." (c) 2017 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

eral iterations since the first one was built in 1170; wood­ en buildings constructed on the bridges have burned down, and some of the bridges have been torn down, but none has ever fallen of its own accord. * The paintings of Dutch master Rembrandt are so de­ tailed that modern specialists were able to diagnose a basal cell carcinoma — a kind of skin cancer — by exam­ ining a portrait of the artist's mother.

* It was Rose Bird, the first female chief justice of the California Supreme Court, who made the following sage observation: "We have probed the earth, excavated it, burned it, ripped things from it, buried things in it, chopped down its forests, leveled its hills, muddied its waters, and dirtied its air. That does not fit my defini­ tion of a good tenant. If we were here on a month-tomonth basis, we would have been evicted long ago." * Have you ever heard of an "oreo" cow? It's officially known as the Belted Galloway, a breed of cattle that originated in Scotland. A typical specimen is black with a broad white band around its middle. * You might be surprised to learn that London Bridge has never actually fallen down. The bridge has had sev­

* The Guinness Book of World Records (now known simply as Guinness World Records) has earned a spot in its own roster: It is officially the best-selling copyrighted book of all time, with sales of more than 100 million copies in 100 different countries and 37 languages. * According to ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, an ideal meal is made up of one-fourth meat and threefourths vegetables. *** Thought for the Day: "The central function of imagina­ tive literature is to make you realize that other people act on moral convictions different from your own." — William Empson (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Help the World’s Loneliest Orca Save the date for the upcoming March for Lolita, an orca who has been imprisoned at the Miami Seaquarium since she was captured from the wild over four decades ago. The government has agreed that she should be included in her family's Endan­ gered Species Act listing and receive the same protection from harm as wild orcas, opening the door for her return to her home waters.

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