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TIDBITS® LOOKS AT CREEPY CRAWLIES

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They creep, they crawl, they scuttle. This week, Tidbits studies up on the good, the bad, and the ugly of creepy crawlies of the world. • What makes a creature an insect? In order to be classified as an insect, it must have three body parts (the head, thorax, and abdomen), six jointed legs, two antennae, and an outside skeleton. That counts out spiders and centipedes! There are 1,017,018 known species of insects in the world, but experts feel there might be another nine million that haven’t yet been discovered. Ninety-five percent of all the animal species on Earth are insects. •Insects are divided into 32 orders, with beetles as the largest order. There are 125 different families of beetles, and half a million different species. Did you know that one out of every four animals on Earth is a beetle? In fact the world’s largest insect is a beetle found in South America, the longhorn beetle measuring 9.85 inches (25 cm). The world’s heaviest insect is also a beetle, the African Goliath beetle, which can weigh up to 3.4 oz. (96 grams). 
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TIDBITS of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #21 May 19th CREEPY CRAWLIES (continued): • There’s a difference between an insect and a bug. A bug is actually an insect with characteristics other insects don’t have, such as a stylet mouth (one that is shaped like a straw) that is used to suck plant juices. True bugs have thickened front wings, which are colored close to the body, but clearer and thinner at the wing’s hind end. Cicadas, aphids, and stink bugs are truly bugs, but ticks, beetles, and flies are not. • Perhaps one of the most unpopular crawlies is the cockroach. It is one of the most adaptable creatures on Earth, which makes getting rid of them very difficult. There are more than 4,000 species of this pest worldwide. They are coldblooded and can live without food for a month. They can even survive for a week without a head. Because they breathe through little holes in each body segment, they don’t need a mouth or head to breathe. After a week of being unable to drink water, they die of thirst. A cockroach is able to hold its breath for 40 minutes, and can survive being under water for 30 minutes. No wonder they are so hard to get rid of! It doesn’t take long for a cockroach to spread bacteria throughout a home – they can run 3 miles per hour (4.8 kg/ hr). Although the average cockroach is _” to 2” long (1.3 to 5 cm), one South American species is 6” long (15.2 cm) and has a 12” (30.5 cm) wingspan. • In the British Isles, the ladybug is called the ladybird. The ladybug is a type of beetle that can be red, yellow, black, grey, or brown, depending on the species, and might have spots, stripes, or no markings at all. Red and orange ladybugs have seven spots, three on each side and one in the middle. The number of spots has nothing to do with this beetle’s age. The number and placement of spots are determined by its species and are fixed well before the ladybug is born.

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EVENT CALENDAR

Rathdrum Farmers Market 2nd & 4th Saturdays @ city park. 208-640-9315

June 4

Farmers Market Downtown Farmer’s Market located at 5th and Sherman Ave. From 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Also open on June 11th, 18th & 25th.

June 6 - 28

Guys and Dolls (musical) Performed at the Lake City Playhouse. More information, call 208-667-1323.

June 29

CDA Ironman Triathlon Athletes begin their day with a two-loop swim in the clear waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The two-loop bike course boasts no turns in 80 miles. The run loops along the shores of the lake. This race offers 80 qualifying slots for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI.

CREEPY CRAWLIES (continued): • Many countries, including Russia, Turkey, and Italy consider the ladybug a sign of good luck and those folks will make a wish when one is sighted. Ladybugs are very useful creatures, as they feed on aphids and other garden pests. • Termites cause nearly $5 billion in damage every year. These wood-destroying insects can destroy a home from the inside out before a homeowner even notices. Add up the weight of all the humans on Earth, and it will be less than the total weight of all the world’s termites! About 10% of the world’s animals are termites. Damp wood is an ideal nesting place for termites. So avoid infestation by dealing with leaking plumbing issues immediately. Be sure water drains away from the house, don’t stack any wood next to your home, and keep an 18” (45 cm) gap between soil and your foundation. Although termites can be extremely destructive, they can be ecologically beneficial. They break down dead and decaying trees in the forest into rich new soil. • Another 10% of the world’s animals are ants, with at least 1.5 million ants for every human being on the planet. There are more than 12,000 species of ants, and they can be found on every continent except Antarctica. One acre of Amazon rainforest is home to up to 3.5 million ants. Ants are hardy creatures, able to survive 24 hours underwater, with many varieties able to swim. They are the longest living of all insects, with a life span of up to 30 years. When seeking food, the colony sends out a scout ant, who wanders about until it finds a food source. After eating some of the food, the ant heads back to the nest in a straight line, leaving a trail of secreted pheromones, a scent that the other ants will be able to follow back to the food.

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CREEPY CRAWLIES (continued): • Massive communities of ants called supercolonies have been discovered stretching for thousands of miles, with the largest ever found over 3,750 miles (6,000 km) wide. Ants are capable of carrying 5 times their body weight with their mandibles. • The 40,000 different species of spiders are arachnids, not insects, since they have eight legs and only two body segments and have no antennae. While birds and bats eat a significant amount of insects, spiders eat more than those combined. • The largest species of tarantulas have a leg span of nearly 10 inches (25.4 cm) and have been known to kill mice, lizards, and birds. When tarantulas feel threatened, they defend themselves by throwing needly, barbed hairs at their attackers. Being hit by one of these causes an irritating rash and sometimes an allergic reaction, but very rarely does it result in death. Tarantulas molt continually, replacing their exoskeletons as they grow. This gives them the ability to even regenerate legs that have been lost. They are very fragile creatures, and a fall from a short height can easily kill them. The female tarantula can live 20 years in captivity and 30 years or longer in the wild. However, males have an average lifespan of between five and ten years.

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by Samantha Weaver It was noted British lexicographer Samuel Johnson who made the following sage observation: “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” If an American black bear is pregnant when it goes into hibernation, she could give birth without ever awakening. While she is still in her torpor, her body will draw on reserves of fat to produce milk to nurse her young. However, if something that could be dangerous to her young comes within 50 feet of the den, the mother bear’s heart rate will spike and she will wake to defend the cubs. If you’re holding your nose, you can’t hum. Try it. If you happen to be fortunate enough to spot numerous bears together in the wild (or unfortunate enough, depending on the circumstances), thanks to this column you’ll be able to call the group by its correct collective noun: It’s a sloth or sleuth of bears. On a chemical level, there’s not too much difference between blood and seawater. If you’ve ever looked closely at a zipper, you may have noticed the letters YKK on the tab. The letters stand for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha, which is Japanese for “Yoshida Manufacturing Shareholding Company,” which produces most of the zippers found in the U.S. An octopus has three hearts. A recent study by scientist Karl Berg suggests that an adult green-rumped parrotlet, a tiny bird native to Venezuela, will “name” its babies, assigning each a particular series of peeps to identify it. Not only that, other parrotlets then learn to associate that exact series of peeps with that particular bird, and actually use the sounds to get its attention. ***

Thought for the Day:

“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” -- XenocratesÊ (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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PICKS OF THE WEEK "Monuments Men" (PG-13) -In the final stretch of World War II, the retreating German army had orders to destroy priceless works of art before they could be recovered by the Allies. The Monuments Men were an unlikely fighting force of curators and art historians tasked with going behind enemy lines to save these treasures. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and Jean Dujardin comprise the all-star cast. Even with a dream-team ensemble and rich source material, the storyline limps along when it should sprint. The crew splits up into their own subplots, united mainly by droning speeches insisting that this is a super-meaningful mission.

"Vampire Academy" (PG-13) -At a secret Hogwarts-for-vampires located somewhere in Montana, supernaturally pretty vampire teens learn to master their powers. Lissa (Lucy Fry) is special vampire royalty. As a "Moroi," she gets more magic powers -- they're the good witches of vampire world. Rose (Zoey Deutch) is Lissa's protector, a Dhampir -- another type of OK vampire. There's trouble brewing with the evil Strogoi -- that's vampires who act more like, ya'know ... vampires. However, most of the plot revolves around vampire best friends and their choices among the vampire boys. Why can't the undead just be monsters again? "About Last Night" (R) -Two couples in modern-day Los Angeles explore the ins and outs of love, romance, lust and friendship -- all with a lot of comedic energy and frank sex talk. Danny and Bernie (handsome-man Michael Ealy and comedy live-wire Kevin Hart) are best buds playing the field when they both fall into iffy romances. Danny and Debbie (Joy Bryant) are the more virtuous couple. Is it love? Is it dating? Is it true that only fools rush in? Classic quandaries. Bernie and Joan (Regina Hall) despise love, ridicule each other mercilessly, and yet neither one can truly walk away. DOG OF THE WEEK "Pompei" (PG-13) -Swords, sandals, leather armor and lava. These are the things that Pompeii has plenty of. Engaging performances, non-corny dialog and originality -these apparently had not been invented yet. Milo (Kit Harrington, "Jon Snow" of HBO's "Game of Thrones") is dreamy young slave gladiator who sure can swing a sword. He sets his sparkly blue eyes on an equally pretty noble girl (Emily Browning), who is engaged to an evil Roman senator. Then a volcano erupts, and they run from it. Much of the film looks like it could be freeze-framed and then printed on the cover of a paperback romance novel.


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By Dr. Holly Carling

DAYDREAMING OR INABILITY TO MAINTAIN CONCENTRATION?

When I was young, I rarely got into trouble. If I were to, it was for “daydreaming”. Daydreaming isn’t always bad. Daydreaming can range from fantasy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, to realistic future planning, a review of past memories, or on the negative – just spacing out. Research has demonstrated that people who daydream are more creative than those who don’t, and according to a Harvard study they are more likely to be visionaries. There are numerous people who are composers, novelists, and filmmakers who develop their ideas while daydreaming. But where is the line drawn between “innocent daydreaming” and a mental aberration referred to as an “inability to concentrate”, “ADD” or being out of touch with reality? It seems today that mostly it is labeled as an inability to concentrate, or ADD and has become more of a psychological disorder than anything innocent. Far too often it is also labeled so the person can be medicated. Why are more and more people struggling with an inability to concentrate? It is common when someone is bored to let their mind wander. But when they want to concentrate, and can’t seem to, we need to look at what factors may be involved. The first to explore is sleep deprivation. Insomnia is so common today, that it surprises me now when new patients tell me they sleep well. Women need 8-9 hours and men need 7-8 hours of sleep per night. A lack of sleep can contribute to an inability to concentrate. Is your life too sedentary? Research shows that exercise helps improve brain function. Getting oxygen to your brain via improved blood flow is good for an alert brain. The other thing the brain needs to function well is good nutrition. The brain needs minerals (from vegetables), fats (good fats such as butter, fish, or avocados), healthy proteins (such as quality meats), some carbohydrate (an overload of carbohydrate actually has the opposite effect) and plenty of hydration (water). Good eating equals a healthy brain. Too much external stimuli such as music or TV in the background, a cell phone or instant messaging that keeps going off, or several browser windows open on your computer can all be distractions. Then there’s stress and fatigue – big factors. People are so tired today, that they now call fatigue “depression”, and medicate for it. Medications for depression are known to dull the senses, so it is no wonder a person can’t focus! In fact, many medications, such as statins (anti-cholesterol medication), have common side effects of dull thinking, poor memory or inability to concentrate. When stressed or fatigued it is difficult to stay on task. There are many other reasons why someone could suffer from an inability to concentrate that ranges from health challenges, to difficulties at home or work, hormonal imbalances and eating awful foods. Fortunately, there is much we can do to turn it around. Then you could just daydream when you want, and switch back to reality when you need to! Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with over 34 years of experience. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic. Visit Dr. Carling’s website at www.vitalhealthandfitness.com to learn more about Dr. Carling, view a list of upcoming health classes and read other informative articles. Dr. Carling can be reached at 208-7651994 and would be happy to answer any questions regarding this topic.


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Dangerous Food Additives MSG - monosodium glutamate - when MSG is added to brain cells in a culture, the cells begin to shrivel up and die after one hour. Excess glutamate has been shown to play a Susan Ashley MD major role in neuroSpecializing in: logical and psychiatric • Bio-Identical disorders, including: Hormones Alzheimer's, Parkin• Autism/ADHD son's, ALS, depression, drug-free treatment • Brain Health/ Dementia anxiety, schizophrenia, • Food allergies autism, ADHD, OCD, • Energy Medicine chronic pain, strokes • Chronic Fatigue/ and brain injury. EatFibromyalgia ing a meal high in MSG • Pediatrics/ Sport Physicals can cause many symp• Anti-Aging Medicine toms, such as diarrhea, abdominal cramping, confusion, anxiety, insomnia and flushing of the face and chest. Children are particularly vunerable to the effects of MSG, and it can trigger fits of rage and rapid, incoherent speech. However, the most damaging effect of excess glutamate can be silent, with the damage accumulating gradually and manifesting years later as a major problem. High glutamate foods include red meats, tomatoes and mushrooms and, when cooked, allows the glutamate to be released and even concentrated, as in broths and rocks, and vegetable extracts such as hydrolyzed proteins and soy proteins isolates. These can be just as damaging as MSG.

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Nitrates were originally used in curing meats, and help to prevent meat spoilage by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms, and give taste and color to meats. Some vegetables are also high in nitrates, including: spinach, beet juices, bok choy, collard greens, broccoli and tomatoes. The nitrate level of vegetables depends on the amount of nitrate fertilizers being used. Another major source is drinking water, especially private well water. 22% of wells exceed the maximum contaminant level of 10mg/L. Nitrates found in well water is associated wtih higher rates of brain cancer in the offspring of pregnant women. There are many studies showing that nitrates combined with inflammation can be strongly carcinogenic. Brain cancer has been linked to nitrate intake in many studies. Food dyes are used in cereals, candies, energy bars, sprinkles, pickles, chips, frosting, soft drinks, macaroni and cheese, and many brands of yogurt. In addition, most prescription and over-the -counter medicines contain one or more food dyes. There are several health concerns for dyes. Red # 3 causes cancer in animals; red # 40, yellow # 5 and yellow # 6 have been found to be contaminated with benzidine or other carcinogens. Blue 3 1, red # 40, yellow # 5 and 6 cause hypersensitivity reactions. Yellow # 5 damages DNA. Yellow # 5 is linked to ADHD in children. Your main protection is to avoid all food dyes and MSG. Eat only fresh, organically grown foods. A pharmaceutical grade multi-vitamin with high anti-oxidant potential is also protective.

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There are many sources of naturally occurring betaine in the plant world, but the greatest source is the young growing beet leaves. Studies have shown that supplements containing naturally occurring betaine will help protect against cirrhosis. Homocystine, a metabolite of the essential amino acid, methionine, cannot be converted to methionine without the participation of betaine. Without homocystine being converted, it will build up in the blood causing fat accumulation and eventually cause damage to a number of organs and tissues. A-F Betafood is a gallbladder and liver decongestant, supports fat metabolism, thinning and mobilization of bile and assists in the conversion of blood fat to sugar.

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VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves

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Keep garlic cloves in the freezer. You can take Cooking the Books them out individually when you need them and they thaw quickly. When the Department of Veterans Affairs sends out a press release concerning allegations about A dusty lightbulb gives off less light, so don’t one of its hospitals, you know big stuff is in the forget to dust your lightbulbs from time to time. works. And when two U.S. senators (John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona) jump in and ask Couponer secret: “Keep clipped coupons in a for a probe, heads are going to roll. binder sorted by type of item. When the sales In this case, they’re asking the VA Office of the circulars are available, scan your coupons to see Inspector General to investigate “delays in care” what matches you can make. If you buy mul- in Phoenix. The senators didn’t mince words tiples, you can put them away in your pantry and concerning allegations that as many as 40 veterwon’t have to purchase items when you’re low ans in Arizona died while waiting for their medi-- you can wait until you see another coupon and cal appointments, and specifically that hospitals sale matchup!” -- L.S. in Florida were keeping secret waiting lists to fudge the wait-time numbers. Want bananas to last a little longer? Do not sepa- What’s disturbing is that this isn’t new news. rate your bunch, and wrap the tip in foil. I’ve written about it here. It’s happened before. If you want to fudge the numbers for appoint“Use an over-the-door shoe holder to house your ment wait times, here’s how you do it: makeup and hair accessories, plus jewelry and • If you make an appointment that’s more than other personal items. You can trim a curtain or 30 days out, wait and then cancel the appointpiece of fabric to fit over the length of it, and tie ment. Immediately reschedule it for the same it to the top if it looks too messy in your room.” date, making the books look like the appoint-- M.K. in North Carolina ment had a shorter wait time. • Keep a separate set of books. Don’t put all Use this trick to freshen your stuffed animals. the appointment requests in the official system. Dust with baking soda and put several together Keep a list off to the side and put them in later, in a large paper grocery bag, until it’s half full. to cut the perceived wait time. Fold the top of the bag down and shake vigor- --Insist that patients appear in person to make an ously. Remove the stuffed friends and shake off appointment. That’ll definitely cut the numbers any excess baking soda. For good measure, put down. in a low- or no-heat dryer cycle for 10-15 min- The VAOIG has visited this topic before (Google utes. “Audit of Alleged Manipulation of Waiting Times in Veterans Integrated Service Network Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King 3” for what was uncovered in another state), and Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Or- I’m sure they’ll do a fine job unearthing the truth lando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at her- about Arizona. esatip@yahoo.com. Bottom line: As long as upper management bo(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. nuses are tied to reductions in wait times, among other performance measures, this kind of thing isn’t going to stop. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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FAMOUS CANADIANS: DAN AYKROYD

PHOTO: August Alsina

Top 10 Pop Singles

This Week Last Week 1. Pharrell Williams No. 1 “Happy” 2. John Legend No. 2 “All of Me” 3. Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz No. 4 “Talk Dirty” 4. Katy Perry No. 3 “Dark Horse” 5. Idina Menzel No. 5 “Let It Go” 6. Bastille No. 6 “Pompeii” 7. DJ Snake & Lil Jon No. 8 “Turn Down for What” 8. Justin Timberlake No. 12 “Not a Bad Thing” 9. Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & French Montana No. 11 “Loyal” 10. Lorde No. 7 “Team”

Top 10 Albums

1. Soundtrack No. 1 “Frozen” 2. August Alsina new entry “Testimony 3. Rivers in the Wasteland new entry “Need to Breathe” 4. Jason Derulo new entry “Talk Dirty” 5. Ingrid Michaelson new entry “Lights Out” 6. Luke Bryan No. 8 “Crash My Party” 7. Pharrell Williams No. 2 “Girl” 8. Lorde No. 12 “Pure Heroine” 9. 5 Seconds of Summer No. 2 “She Looks So Perfect” 10. Various Artists No. 13 “Now 49”

Top 10 Hot Country Singles

1. Luke Bryan No. 1 “Play It Again” 2. Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan No. 2 “This Is How We Roll” 3. Brantley Gilbert No. 3 “Bottoms Up” 4. Jerrod Niemann No. 5 “Drink to That All Night” 5. Eric Church No. 4 “Give Me Back My Hometown” 6. Thomas Rhett No. 8 “Get Me Some of That” 7. Keith Urban No. 9 “Cop Car” 8. Rascal Flatts No. 7 “Rewind” 9. Miranda Lambert No. 6 “Automatic” 10. Dan + Shay No. 11 “19 You + Me” Source: Billboard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

Did you know that famous funny-man Dan Aykroyd hails from Canada? Here’s the scoop on this Ontario-born actor, comedian, and screenwriter. • Aykroyd was born in Ottawa on Canada Day, July 1, 1952. His father, a civil engineer, was a policy advisor to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, while his mother worked as a secretary. Dan was born with two unusual physical characteristics, syndactyly, meaning he has webbed toes, and heterchromia – his right eye is green and his left eye is brown. • It was Aykroyd’s original ambition to become a priest, and he attended Catholic academies until age 17. He switched gears and decided, as the grandson of a Canadian Mountie, to study criminology and sociology at Carleton University, although he dropped out before finishing. For a time, he worked as a mail sorter for the Canadian postal service, as a train brakeman, and as a surveyor. • Aykroyd started out in comedy in assorted Canadian nightclubs. He met John Belushi in Toronto where Belushi was scouting out talent for the National Lampoon series. In 1975, the pair were hired for the new late-night show Saturday Night Live. Aykroyd, hired as a writer and doubling as a cast member, was just 23, the youngest on staff. For the program’s first four seasons he established himself as a talented impersonator, famously mimicking Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, Julie Child, and Rod Serling. He was the well-known father of SNL’s Conehead family and one of the “wild and crazy guys” alongside Steve Martin. Aykroyd received an Emmy Award for his writing in 1977, and four other nominations during his tenure. He and Belushi created the black-suited, sunglass-wearing Blues Brothers duo for the show and took it to the big screen in 1980 with a highly successful movie.

Shelters Aren’t Only Place to Volunteer DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I want to volunteer somehow to help pets in my area, but can’t really find any opportunities. I called the local shelter, and they said they aren’t accepting volunteers right now. Why not? I thought shelters were desperate for help. Where else can I look? -- Tanya J., via email DEAR TANYA: While some shelters accept any help that is offered, many have implemented more controlled volunteer programs. This allows them to have a better handle on which volunteers are available at certain times, who has more experience working with animals and who has less, and so on. A better question to ask your local shelter is whether it has any volunteer programs available, now or in the near future, or any other opportunities to help. If not, you can ask if it is affiliated with a larger organization, such as the ASPCA, and find a contact there who has information about volunteer opportunities. Many shelters offer fundraising events that are more fun and less work. If you’re not able to give money to the cause, you could offer to help at these events. Or, you can participate in charity walks -- either by yourself or by rounding up a group of friends -- and raise money that way. Check your local newspaper for event listings and news from the local shelter. Many newspapers have an online component, and could have a lot more information on their website in a section reserved for the local shelters. Visit the veterinarian and look for a bulletin board in the waiting room. If there is one, there likely are notices posted about events and volunteer opportunities. Or you can talk to the vet or an assistant during your pet’s checkup about your interest in volunteering somewhere, somehow. Send your questions or comments to ask@ pawscorner.com.


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Kids Can Help Make Rustic Pear Galette

I’m so glad sweet pears are still available at the market in May. My wake-up morning ritual includes slicing the flavorful fruit into a big cereal bowl with plain, nonfat yogurt, and topping it with a generous scoop of homemade granola. It’s like starting the day with dessert, and I know that every bite of natural sweetness is good for my family and me. Did I say dessert? Pears star in this easy-to-make rustic galette that school-age kids will enjoy helping you prepare. The crust can be mixed quickly with young hands and muscle (or roll out a storebought pie crust). The final step is fanning out the pear slices and admiring the culinary “art” before you pop it in the oven. For a free-form family-style “Rustic Pear Galette” to serve 6-8, you’ll need: DOUGH 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons unsalted, cold butter cut into 1/2inch chunks 1 egg 1 teaspoon milk 2 teaspoons milk for brushing on crust FILLING 3 tablespoons fig or apricot fruit spread 2 large Anjou pears 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1. For the dough, place flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and let your child stir together with clean fingers. Scatter butter chunks into flour mixture, and toss and rub between fingertips until mixture resembles small peas. Or, use a pastry blender. 2. Meanwhile, whisk together the egg and 1 teaspoon milk. Add half of the egg-and-milk mixture to the dough. Mix well. Add remaining portion and mix until the dough comes together. Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 3. Roll out dough into a 10-inch circle. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the center portion with the fruit spread, and return it to the refrigerator while you prepare the pears. 4. Preheat oven to 425 F. Halve and core the pears, then slice lengthwise. Arrange them in a fan shape on the chilled dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Drizzle the melted butter over the pears. Sprinkle with sugar and nutmeg. 5. Fold the border edge up and over toward the pears in slightly overlapping pleats to form the edges of the galette. Brush dough rim with milk and bake 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. 6. Cool slightly, slide onto a serving plate and enjoy with vanilla ice cream.

NOTE: Summer’s peaches, apricots and plums will tempt us soon. Substitute your favorites, and adjust spread, sugar and spice according to taste. Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s Day” is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit www.donnasday.com and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” (c) 2014 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

AYKROYD (continued): • The idea of Ghostbusters came to Aykroyd from his fascination with the paranormal after reading an article about quantum physics. He and fellow actor Harold Ramis wrote the script in a Martha’s Vineyard bomb shelter, tailoring the roles to fit John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, and John Candy. When Belushi died of a drug overdose in 1982 and Murphy and Candy were unavailable, the script was tweaked and Bill Murray, Ramis, and Aykroyd starred in the 1984 smash hit and its 1989 sequel. • In 1989, Aykroyd switched to a dramatic role in the classic Driving Miss Daisy and received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his efforts. • Over the years, he has continued writing and acting, and occasionally appearing on Saturday Night Live. He last appeared as guest host of SNL in 2003. • In keeping with his love of the blues, in 1992, Aykroyd co-founded a nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts called The House of Blues, an operation that has grown into 13 locations. He also owns several wineries in Canada’s Niagara region. • Aykroyd’s wife Donna Dixon, whom he married in 1983, was a former Miss Virginia in 1976 and Miss District of Columbia in 1977. The couple has three children. Although a permanent resident of the United States, he retains his Canadian citizenship and maintains an estate on Ontario’s Loughborough Lake. Every year, he spends his Canada Day birthday performing civil service in Kingston, Ontario, including swearing in new Canadian citizens.

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1. The Other Woman (PG-13) Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann 2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson 3. Heaven Is for Real (PG) Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly 4. Rio 2 (G) animated 5. Brick Mansions (PG-13) Paul Walker, David Belle 6. Transcendence (PG-13) Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall 7. The Quiet Ones (PG-13) Jared Harris, Sam Claflin 8. Bears (G) John C. Reilly (narrator) 9. Divergent (PG-13) Shailene Woodley, Theo James 10. A Haunted House 2 (R) Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

SNAILS Since May 24 is National Escargot Day, let’s take a look at another creepy crawly, the snail. • Snails aren’t insects, but rather are gastropods, a member of the Mollusks phylum along with slugs and conches. Their one-piece shell is coiled or spiraled. Gastropods rank second behind insects in the number of named species. Snails are triploblastic protostomes, which is a fancy way of saying they are made up of three parts – one foot, a head, and an unsegmented body. • The thousands of snail species include land snails, sea snails, and freshwater snails. The French delicacy escargot is simply cooked garden snails. (The name escargot is the French word for snail.) They are prepared by removing the snails from their shells and cooking in garlic butter, chicken stock, wine, and thyme or parsley. The snails are then placed back into their shells and served with the sauce. • That little garden snail has 14,000 teeth, all of which are on its tongue. It hibernates during the winter while living on its stored fat. Although most ground snails are passive little vegetarians, sea snails are predators with a sharp tongue resembling a harpoon that injects a deadly venom into their victims. The poison of certain cone snails can kill a human. • Since a snail could never hope to escape a predator, if danger is nearby, snails can withdraw completely into their shells. A flat plate on the back of their foot called the operculum seals up the opening. • How can you tell a male snail from a female snail? The answer is…you can’t! A snail is actually both, as they are hermaphrodites, which means their reproductive organs enable them to both lay eggs like a female and fertilize them like a male.

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Put Closet Doors Back on Track

Q: My apartment has closet doors that fold open on sliding tracks. Over the past month, the doors have started sticking and one is completely off the track and just swinging open. Is this hard to fix? Our maintenance guys aren’t so reliable. -Mindy H., Atlanta A: If the slider attachment at the top of the door isn’t damaged, you should be able to easily put the bifold door back on its track. Reach up to the top of the detached door -- or climb onto a sturdy stepladder or footstool so you can reach -- and feel along the top near the front edge of the door. You should feel a round disc, or wheel, sticking up. Place your finger on top of the wheel and push down. If it’s spring-loaded, the disc will depress down and then spring back up. Check the bottom of the door as well. If the door opens along a top and bottom track, a similar wheel, or a simple metal pin called a pivot, will be located in the same position near the front of the door. It may or may not have a spring. If both wheels are in good shape, great. If either one is broken or missing, contact apartment maintenance to have them repair the door. Or, if they don’t respond, contact management and ask if they can either speed up the repair, or if you can do the repair yourself and have them take the difference off the bill (you’ll need to give them a receipt for parts and labor). Let’s start from the premise that both wheels are all right. It’s a pretty easy fix, made easier if a friend helps steady the door. If one of the wheels isn’t spring-loaded, carefully ease that rigid wheel into the corresponding track. Then reach up (or down) to the spring-loaded disc, depress it with one finger, and guide that part of the door back into its corresponding track, sliding your finger out of the way until the disc pops up into the track. Move the door back and forth a couple times to test it. What if the door doesn’t seem be straight? That can cause the wheels to stick in or jump out of the tracks. You can adjust the door in a number of ways: The Family Handyman website (www. familyhandyman.com) has a step-by-step description of how to do it. HOME TIP: To smooth a sliding door’s path, put a thin coat of wax or silicone spray on the wheels. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer. com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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1. TELEVISION: What television sitcom family lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane? 2. MATH: What is the square root of 169? 3. HISTORY: During the Great Depression of the 1930s, what were the makeshift camps of homeless people called? 4. LITERATURE: What was the name of the dog in the film and book with the subtitle, “Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog”? 5. MOVIES: In what South American country were the bank robbers Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid believed to have been killed? 6. FIRST ACHIEVEMENTS: In what year were women officially allowed to run in the Boston Marathon? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where is the headquarters of NATO located? 8. LITERATURE: Which famous artist served as a correspondent for Harpers’ Weekly magazine during the Civil War? 9. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest desert in the world, aside from the polar regions? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who served as the 16th president of the United States? Answers 1. “The Munsters” 2. 13 3. Hoovervilles (named after President Hoover) 4. Marley 5. Bolivia 6. 1972 7. Brussels, Belgium 8. Winslow Homer 9. The Sahara Desert 10. Abraham Lincoln

SNAILS (continued): • Snails produce a thick slime as they move which protects them as they travel across any kind of terrain. They can even crawl across the edge of a razor and come out uninjured, due to this shielding lubricant. The slime also creates a suction that enables them to crawl upside down. • Everybody knows that snails are slow movers, but just how slow are they? The average adult moves along at about 0.04 inches (1 mm) per second. Some travel at 0.0004 miles per hour. If those snails could circumnavigate the Earth, it would take upwards of 7,000 years. The speckled garden snail is the fastest, able to navigate at speeds up to 55 yards per hour (50.3 m), compared to just 23 inches per hour (54.4 cm) for most land snails. • Snails have very poor eyesight and cannot hear, so their senses of touch and smell are very important in the task of finding food. • The world’s largest snail is the Australian trumpet, a sea snail found on that continent’s northern and western shores. Its shell is as large as 30 inches (77.2 cm) in length, and the flesh can weigh as much as 40 lbs. (18 kg). The length of most species of snails ranges in size from a fraction of an inch to 12 inches (30.5 cm).

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1. At which group’s concert was the screaming so loud that security police put bullets in their ears to drown out the noise? 2. Who had a hit with “Morning Train,” and when? 3. Who released an album titled “The Divine Miss M”? 4. Which artist released a debut album titled “Valotte”? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “He’s never near you to comfort and cheer you, When all those sad tears are fallin’ baby from your eyes.” Answers 1. The Beatles, on Feb. 11, 1964, in Washington, D.C. 2. Sheena Easton, in 1980. The original title was “9 to 5,” but it was changed to avoid confusion when Dolly Parton had a song and a film by the same name. 3. Bette Midler, in 1972. The album included “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” originally done by the Andrews Sisters in 1941. 4. Julian Lennon, in 1984. 5. “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” in 1969. The song was credited to Steam ... except there was no group named Steam. Despite its eventual success, the song was considered worse than Bside material, a throwaway, and no one wanted to take credit for it. Steam was composed of three studio musicians in New York. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Untangling personal problems might take more time than the impatient Lamb expected. But it’s important to hang in there until all those knotty situations are straightened out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You still need to work out last-minute snags in your dealings with a rival. Hold your ground despite a perceived lack of support. Things should turn around before you know it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Best not to delay preparing for that upcoming family event. The sooner you get things started, the better chance you have of finding potential problems and making needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The romantic Moon Child might be reluctant to see the reality behind that “ideal” situation. But by midweek, the practical Crab emerges to help clear away the moonbeams. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Although the Big Cat might be receptive to more “purr-suasion” to get you to agree to a workplace change, make sure you can distinguish the fine line between facts and flattery. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your positive attitude in the workplace helps to get you noticed by the right people. Now go ahead and use some of that new self-confidence to help shore up a personal relationship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you might still have to work out some problems with a business partner, things go more smoothly on the home front. An investment opportunity might need more study. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Don’t be reluctant to act on your suspicion. Even if others see nothing wrong, the astute Scorpio could sense an underlying problem that isn’t always obvious on the surface. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new opportunity presents some obstacles that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Delaying action in hopes that the problems will go away could be counterproductive. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A friend or family member’s request might carry some hidden factors that could later create problems. Be sure you know all the facts before you make your decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A setback in implementing a plan could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Use the downtime to rework your original concepts and see where changes could be made. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might not be consciously fishing for compliments, but admit it -- won’t you feel great when your efforts are noticed? So accept the praise gracefully. You earned it.

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They Lived to be 100 The U.S. Census Bureau has released a longterm research report on the differences between centenarians and seniors who are age 65 and older. Pulling in data from a previous report, Centenarians 2010, this research is an overview of 2007 to 2011 and focuses on marital status, education, veteran status, income and poverty levels. Here’s what it learned: • Women made up the majority of those who had lived a century or more, at 81 percent. In the over-65 group, women were at 57 percent. -- Marital status: Most centenarians (82 percent) were widowed. Because of age, the over-65 group had a lower rate of 29 percent widowed. • Education: A surprising 43 percent of centenarians did not finish high school. In the over 65 age group, 23 percent didn’t receive a diploma. Of those who went on to college, 15 percent of centenarians earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, with 21 percent of the over-65 group earning a degree. • Veterans: Only 0.5 percent of women centenarians were veterans, but the number wasn’t much higher for women in the over-65 group, with 1.15 percent veterans. • Income: Of the centenarians, 83 percent received Social Security, compared to 88 percent of the over-65 group. The amount of benefits was lower, of course, for the centenarians because Social Security is based on what you put into the system. Of the centenarians, 17 percent lived in poverty, compared to 9 percent of the over-65 group. Want to live to be a centenarian? Dr. Thomas Perls, co-author of “Living to 100: Lessons in Living to Your Maximum Potential at Any Age,” has some tips: Be adaptable and flexible. Get rid of stress. Be optimistic. Exercise. Own a pet. Those are good goals for people of any age. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

On May 22, 1843, a massive wagon train, made up of 1,000 settlers, sets off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri. Known as the “Great Emigration,” the expedition finally arrived in October, completing the 2,000-mile journey in five months. On May 25, 1878, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” premieres at the Opera-Comique in London, beginning a near-record run of 571 performances. The story of Pinafore concerns a First Lord of the Admiralty who is thwarted in his attempt to woo and marry the beautiful young daughter of a British Navy ship’s captain. On May 21, 1901, Connecticut becomes the first state to pass a law regulating motor vehicles, limiting their speed to 12 mph in cities and 15 mph on country roads. The proposed legislation had requested a speed limit of 8 mph within city limits. On May 23, 1911, the New York Public Library, the largest marble structure ever constructed in the United States, is dedicated in New York City. The day after its dedication, some 40,000 citizens passed through to make use of a collection that already consisted of more than a million books. On May 19, 1935, T.E. Lawrence, a former British Army officer known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name. The legendary war hero, author and archaeological scholar succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days earlier. On May 20, 1969, Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), in a Senate speech, condemns the battle for Ap Bia Mountain in Vietnam, which had become known as “Hamburger Hill.” During the intense fighting, 597 North Vietnamese were reported killed and U.S. casualties were 56 killed and 420 wounded. May 24, 1989, “Sex, lies and videotape,” the debut feature from the 26-year-old writer-director Steven Soderbergh, wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Dear Auntie M.,

Six months ago I moved my mother in with our family. She is only 70 years old but has many health problems. She doesn’t want to go into a community because she would quickly go through her limited resources and end up on medicaid, which would mean sharing a very small room with a stranger. That is not what I want for her but living with us is not working. The main issue is that mom is a smoker. She agreed to not smoke in the house but I have caught her smoking in her room. She thinks I should be more lenient, especially when it’s cold outside. She says the only pleasure she has left is smoking and if I truly loved her I wouldn’t be such a hard-a__. Her health problems are from smoking but she says she is too old to quit and I just need to accept that. Mom sacrificed a lot for us and I would like her to be happy. My family is pressuring me to stand up to her and give her an ultimatum - quit or leave. How do I honor my mother and my family? Heartsick in Hayden Dear Heartsick, There are many issues at play here. The longer one’s smoked the harder it is to quit as tobacco is both a physical addiction and a psychological habit. Nicotine provides a temporary and addictive high that the body learns to crave. It tricks the brain into feeling good thus making it an addictive method of coping with stress, depression, anxiety, and even loneliness and boredom. Satisfying the craving quickly becomes a major part of a persons life - one that soon rules them. Until health issues force her into quitting she is unlikely to stop, and to be successful she will have to want to quit. Per the A.L.A. cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer . If your mother wants to kill herself that’s her choice but it is unfair of her to let her addiction endanger you and your family. It is not fair of her to use ‘love’ as a bargaining tool. That is the addiction talking. Mom needs to compromise in order to stay. Two things to consider are nicotine patches and her agreeing to use an e-cigarette in the house. A family meeting - not a confrontation, where your needs are presented rationally might work providing she can hear that what you are asking is reasonable and loving. Start touring some alternate living situations and let her decide. Tyranny is not love. Please send your questions or comments to DearAuntieMmm@ gmail.com. I shall be frank and honest with my response and provide resources where appropriate.


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