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by Kathy Wolfe “To whom much is given, much will be required.” These words of wisdom were taken to heart by many people who were blessed financially and intellectually. Follow along as Tidbits looks at the contributions of these generous philanthropists. • Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel Prizes and famous for her radium research, refused to take out a patent for her process of making radium, believing its benefits belonged to the world. She stated that scientific work “must be done for itself, for the beauty of science” and for the “benefit of humanity.” • Fellow Nobel Prize winner German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen, who discovered X-rays in 1895, also refused to patent his scientific breakthrough, declining any financial gain from his research. Although he did collect Nobel Prize money in 1901 for his achievement, (the very first Nobel Prize in Physics), Roentgen donated all of it to a German university. He died in poverty. • Similarly, English chemist John Walker, who invented the friction match in 1827, never patented his invention, believing that such an important tool should belong to the public. Walker did make his invention known to the public, and sold books of 50 matches for one shilling each at his Stockton, England pharmacy. …turn the page for more

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TIDBITS of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #23 June 2nd PHILANTHROPISTS (continued): • The name of Rockefeller is synonymous with wealth, dating back to the 19th century when John D. Rockefeller and his brother founded Standard Oil. John began contributing to the needs of others at age 16 and it became a lifelong habit. After graduating from a Cleveland business school, he went to work in a local shipping firm as a low-level clerk. He diligently saved up to start a produce business, and with the advent of the Civil War, when the demand for his goods skyrocketed, he came out with a small fortune. With the success of Standard Oil, he became America’s first billionaire, retiring at age 58 with $1.5 billion. The University of Chicago was founded with Rockefeller’s $80 million endowment, and New York City’s Rockefeller University was also established with his endowment. His donations to medical research led to the eradication of hookworm and yellow fever. The Philippines and China were recipients of his money to open medical universities, and America’s Johns Hopkins University received substantial donations as well. In all, John Rockefeller bestowed close to $550 million of his fortune on churches, medical foundations, universities, and centers for the arts. • Bill Hewlitt and Dave Packard, founders of the giant computer and electronics company, have donated more than $300 million to Stanford University. Packard funded a children’s hospital with another $40 million and the Monterey, California Aquarium with an additional $40 million. Their business got its start in 1939 with an initial investment of $538. Working from Packard’s garage, the pair came up with an audio oscillator, a device for testing and synchronizing sound equipment. One of their first customers was Walt Disney, who bought eight of the devices for use in the production of his animated classic Fantasia. Today, Hewlett-Packard has gross sales of about $120 billion annually and has over 330,000 employees.


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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. Cruise Friday June 13th from 6 - 9 pm Show Saturday, June 14th from 8 am - 4 pm Awards at 4 pm at 5th & Sherman CAR D’Alene June 13 & 14 2014 A Classic Car Weekend for 1975 or Pre’75 Cars & Trucks 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. Coming July 19 & 20 WoodsTalk 2014 “Living Green” & Sustainable Living, Music & Art Festival Vendor Opportunities $25 for 2 days email August 24th, 2014 Scott Wemple Memorial Golf Tournament August 24th, 2014 at Avondale Golf Course. starting at 1:00pm. Silent auction, raffle, prizes and dinner included. For more information, call Donna at (208)-691-4884.

PHILANTHROPISTS (continued): • William K. Kellogg wasn’t just about Corn Flakes! When Kellogg founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company in 1906, the cereal he had developed was immediately successful. Within ten years, Kellogg had created a foundation to fund charities throughout southern Michigan. He was devoted to improving education and health care, especially for children. He established hospitals in rural areas and organized public health departments, and founded a school that allowed children with disabilities to learn alongside those without disabilities. In the 1940s, he expanded his charity to Latin America. Frequently heard to say, “Dollars do not create character,” Kellogg donated more than $66 million to worthy causes during his lifetime. • In 1637, 29-year-old John Harvard and his new bride emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony from their native England. They settled in Charlestown, where John was an assistant pastor at a local church and described as “a godly gentleman and a lover of learning.” The following year, the young preacher was stricken with tuberculosis and died. In an oral will spoken to his wife, Harvard bequeathed half of his fortune to a nearby college founded two years earlier. Upon receiving the rather substantial money that Harvard had inherited from his father, mother, and brother, along with Harvard’s extensive 320-volume scholar’s library, the college was renamed after its first major benefactor. Harvard University remains the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

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PHILANTRHOPISTS (continued): • Oprah Winfrey’s passion is education and she has given away hundreds of millions to educational causes. Born in poverty to a single mother, Winfrey has worked her way up in the media world, becoming a billionaire in the early 2000s. She founded Oprah’s Angel Network in 1998, devoted to charitable causes, an organization that has donated more than $80 million around the world. Sixty schools in 13 countries have been established, along with women’s shelters, youth centers, and scholarships. In 2007, she created the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a female boarding school in South Africa, a $40 million endeavor to provide education and leadership opportunities for girls in a country where only 14% of the black population graduates from high school. • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has joined forces with fellow billionaire Warren Buffet to form a campaign known as The Giving Pledge. Gates, worth about $72 billion, and Buffet at about $64 billion, have publicly pledged to give away at least 50% of their wealth during their lifetime or upon their death. Gates’ foundation that he established with wife Melinda focuses on health and world development and U.S. education. They’ve given about $28 billion to their foundation. • In 1953, at age 33, New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary became the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, along with Tibetan climber Tenzing Norgay, and assisted by several Nepalese Sherpa people. As a token of his gratitude to the Sherpas, Hillary founded the Himalayan Trust, an organization that funded schools, hospitals, and transportation hubs in Nepal.

by Samantha Weaver It was beloved “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz who made the following sage observation: “Life is like a 10-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.” If you’re like the average American, you will consume 22 pounds of lettuce this year. You might be surprised to learn that some fish can hibernate. During the long, dark winters, the Antarctic cod will burrow under the seabed and stay there for days at a time, cutting its metabolism by two-thirds. The name of the state of Wyoming comes from the Algonquian word chwewamink, which translates as “at the big river flat.” If you pay attention to politics at all, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “gerrymander” used to describe the practice of carving up electoral districts in such a way that one party has an advantage. You probably don’t know, though, how that term entered the lexicon. In 1812, a new district in Essex County, Massachusetts, was created, and a journalist thought the twisting boundaries caused the district to resemble a salamander. A cartoon highlighting the resemblance was created, and because the party that did the redistricting was led by Gov. Elbridge Gerry, the practice was dubbed “gerrymandering.” Even the world’s best high jumper is unable to stay in the air for more than a single second. Before he became a comedian and actor, Bob Newhart worked as an accountant at the Illinois State Unemployment Office. Those who keep track of such things say that Elvis Presley had 18 TVs at Graceland. One of them was installed in the ceiling over his bed. Thought for the Day: “It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” -- Carl Sagan (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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By Dr. Holly Carling


There are over 300 acupuncture-based substance abuse programs in the United States. In a seminar I attended in the early 1990’s the statistics then showed acupuncture to be 81% more effective than any other treatment methods for cigarette and drug use and the recidivism rate (the rate at which they start up again) was only 1% (compared to 11% nationally with other treatment options). Bottom line - acupuncture works! What does it do? There are several components of acupuncture that aid in the quieting of compulsive behaviors such as cigarette smoking. Acupuncture can help to detoxify the body of the chemicals that are causing the addictive component to be triggered in the patient, help to curb cravings, and can calm thoughtless actions, like reaching for a cigarette without thinking about it. Furthermore, acupuncture treatments release endorphins. Considered by many to be the natural “feel good” chemical of the human body, endorphins promote feelings of health, positive thought processes, upbeat attitudes, and promotes a sense of general well being. Many acupuncture patients report experiencing a feeling of calmness or even a faintly “buzzed” feeling after acupuncture. More than one patient has used the phrase “acupuncture glow” to describe the sensation they experience after their treatments, which can mirror the feeling many addicts experience when engaging in the behavior of their addiction, but without the compelling nature or harmful consequences of the addiction. Furthermore, acupuncture works to calm anxiousness, irritability, weepiness, anger and other emotional challenges. It also helps suppress overeating so the individual doesn’t gain weight. No Top 10 DVD, Blu-ray Rentals other program I know of does all that. 1. 47 Ronin (PG-13) Keanu Reeves Does acupuncture hurt? Most patients are surprised at how comfortable they are during treat2. Homefront (R) Jason Statham ment and how easily the needles are placed. When acupuncture needles are mentioned, most people 3. The Wolf of Wall Street (R) Leonardo Diassociate them with hypodermic needles. The two are very different. Hypodermics have a beveled, Caprio cutting edge, large diameter, and inject a fluid. Acupuncture needles have an even circumference at 4. The Legend of Hercules (PG-13) Kellan Lutz the tip which enables them to slip easily into the skin, separating, rather than cutting into the tissues. 5. Frozen (PG) animated Acupuncture needles are also very small in diameter, about the thickness of a horse hair, and no fluid 6. 12 Years a Slave (R) Chiwetel Ejiofor is injected to cause the burning, swollen feeling associated with the typical “shot”. 7. Gravity (PG-13) Sandra Bullock What the patient does feel, is a prick described “like a mosquito bite” when the needle first enters 8. Anchorman: The Legend Continues (R) Will the skin. When it reaches the meridian the patient may feel a slight sensation best described as a dull Ferrell ache or heaviness. When the patient remains relaxed there is minimal to no discomfort involved, and 9. American Hustle (R) Christian Bale generally experiences a very relaxing session.If you are looking for a safe, effective treatment to stop 10. Grudge Match (PG-13) Robert De Niro smoking, try acupuncture!

Top 10 DVD, Blu-ray Sales

1. Frozen (PG) Disney 2. The Legend of Hercules (PG-13) Summit 3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG13) Warner Bros. 4. Ride Along (PG-13) Universal 5. The Nut Job (PG) Universal 6. Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell (NR) Lions Gate 7. Labor Day (PG-13) Paramount 8. The Pirate Fairy (G) Disney 9. Devil's Due (R) FOX 10. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) FOX Source: Rentrak Corp. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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 to learn more about Dr. Carling, view a list of upcoming health classes and read other informative articles. Dr. Carling can be reached at 208-765-1994 and would be happy to answer any questions regarding this topic.

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located in the parking lot next to the Museum of North Idaho at 115 NW Blvd. in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, received a new paint job this spring thanks to a matching grant from the Idaho Heritage Trust. The engine represents the history of the timber industry in the Coeur d'Alene region. For close to 50 years it was the heart of the Edward Rutledge Timber Company (the Potlatch Mill). This engine, and others like it, provided power to over 70 mills operating in Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties into the 1960s. The engine was built around 1900 and drove a light-plant which furnished electricity to Butte, Montana. The engine arrived in Coeur d’Alene in 1916 when the Edward Rutledge Timber Company was building a new lumber mill on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene at the east end of the City of Coeur d’Alene. The 1,000 horsepower steam engine was installed in the powerhouse adjacent to the sawmill department and furnished power to drive the entire sawmill department with the exception of the two log-turners and the two carriages which were steam powered. The flywheel turned 78 to 100 revolutions per minute.I n the early 1950s a project was started to change the sawmill over to electric power. This was completed in 1963 and use of the Corliss engine discontinued. In 1987 the Rutledge unit property was sold to Hagadone Corporation to become the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course. With the completion of the purchase in early 1988 the last log was run through the mill and Potlatch Forest Inc. donated the Corliss engine to the Museum of North Idaho. A great community effort by volunteers, generous individuals and businesses made it possible to move the 75-ton engine to the parking lot next to the Museum of North Idaho, reassemble it, paint it, put a fence around it and put up a historic marker. Selecting the color to paint the engine was not an easy task. Museum volunteer Dick Whitney contacted several museums and visited engine sites. In his research he found the Allis-Chalmers Company, the builder of Corliss steam engines, painted the engines a variety of colors such as blue-gray, red, green, black and yellow. The Museum chose to use green and a rust color for the accents. This project was made possible by a grant from the Idaho Heritage Trust, an endowment for the preservation of historic buildings, sites, and artifacts. And also generous donations from Jim Popp, owner of Sharky’s Custom Painting and Rodda Paint. For more information, or to make a donation to the project, contact Director Dorothy Dahlgren at the Museum of North Idaho, PO Box 812, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-0812 or 208-664-3448. Additional information What is a Corliss Engine? In 1849 in Providence, Rhode Island, George H. Corliss patented a valve gear for the steam engine. The development of the Corliss valve resulted from a desire to overcome the disadvantage of the common slide valve, one major disadvantage being that all events in the cycle are controlled by a single valve, the position of which is fixed. The advantages of the Corliss engine were that it facilitated close control of the point of cut-off of the steam without ‘wire-drawing’ of the steam as the valves were closed; that is partially reduced condensation, partially balanced pressure and that cut off was independently controlled About the manufacturer The Allis-Chalmers Company built the Corliss engine. They manufactured agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power generation and power transmission equipment, and machinery for use in industrial settings such as factories, flour mills, sawmills, textile mills, steel mills, refineries, mines, and ore mills. The first Allis-Chalmers Company was formed in 1901 as an amalgamation of the Edward P. Allis Company (steam engines and mill equipment), Fraser & Chalmers (mining and ore milling equipment), the Gates Iron Works (rock and cement milling equipment), and the industrial business line of the Dickson Manufacturing Company (engines and compressors). It was reorganized in 1912 as the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company. During the next 70 years its industrial machinery filled countless mills, mines, and factories around the world, and its brand gained fame among consumers mostly from its farm equipment business's Persian orange tractors.

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Q- Is it normal to have Deja Vu? A- Actually two thirds of the population have experienced Deja Vus. Q- What does the word Deja Vu mean? A- It is a French word meaning to have already seen. Q- Are there any current studies on a genetic link to Deja Vus? A- Yes, there is a gene L611 on chromosome 10 being studied as not only a link to mild epilepsy but also to Deja Vus.

Bonnie (208) 667-1423 By Appt. Intuitive Reading Show Friday June 13 6:30pm-8pm $10 at the doorPost Falls Id.

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DID YOU KNOW? The Help Center – Who We Are St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, with the help of many community partners, created the HELP Center – a one stop center to provide crucial services to the homeless and those in need. It is the first point of contact for anyone seeking assistance and resources. Anywhere from 100-150 people in need visit the center daily. The building is the former Coeur d’Alene CityLibrary located at 201 E. Harrison Avenue. St. Vincent de Paul operates nine buildings all within two blocks of the former CDA Library making the HELP Center the hub of the campus. The location of the building to the campus allows easy access to the CDA thrift store, warehouse, shelters, dining hall and transitional units. It is also a central and convenient location in this community for the many clients without vehicles or other transportation. Currently 19 organizations, Heritage Community Health, Crosswalk, NAMI and the Idaho Department of Veteran’s Services to name a few, provide services at this location. Meeting the Need We have been increasingly challenged to meet the ever growing requests for our services. As our community grows, so does the demand for our resources and social service programs. The Board of Directors and staff of SVDP identified four projects to meet the needs of our homeless and low income population. #1 Priority – Purchase the HELP Center In addition to purchasing the HELP Center, enlarging our dining hall was also a priority. The funding for this project has been met. Enclosing the back area of the CDA thrift store and building a multi-purpose room for the children in our family transitional facility are future projects. We Need Your HELP The HELP Center is leased from the City of Coeur d’Alene on a year to year basis. It could be sold if a buyer was to come forward. To guarantee we will always be able to serve in our current location we need to purchase the building. Without owning the building, we are at the mercy of political and economic changes that could force us to move elsewhere or shut down. The monthly rent we currently pay can be used to off-set the growing number of families who face emergency situations.

To make a donation or to learn more about our capital campaign visit or call Barb, 208-416-4716.

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Light Bulbs Don't you love it when the government gets involved in every facet of our lives? Light bulbs are an example. The good ole incandescent light bulbs are brighter and better in my opinion, and now we know there are some serious Susan Ashley MD health concerns with Specializing in: • Bio-Identical fluorescent light bulbs. Hormones Compact fluorescent • Autism/ADHD light bulbs (CFLs) are drug-free treatment an energy efficient • Brain Health/ Dementia light bulb designed • Food allergies • Energy Medicine to replace traditional • Chronic Fatigue/ incandescent bulbs. Fibromyalgia While these new bulbs • Pediatrics/ are supposed to be Sport Physicals more environmentally • Anti-Aging Medicine friendly by using less energy, CFLs also contain mercury. The total amount of mercury vapor released from a broken CFL bulb can exceed the safe human exposure limit. In addition, CFLs emit a small amount of UV radiation which may be an issue for sensitive people, such as those with certain types of lightsensitive conditions. The UK Health Protection Agency reports that at 12 inches or closer, there are measurable levels of UV radiation being emitted from a single CFL bulb. CFLs contain a range of .9 to 18 mg, with an average of 5 mg of mercury. Breaking a single CFL bulb in a room can result in mercury vapor levels 300 times in excess of what the EPA has established as safe for prolonged exposure. CFLs continuously release mercury vapors once they are broken, and release mercury 10 weeks after breakage. The total amount of mercury vapor released from a broken CFL bulb can exceed the safe human exposure limit. Serious health effects are associated with mercury exposure, and unborn and young children, and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. Mercury affects the nervous system, and exposure to mercury can result in permanent damage. CFLs should not be used in track, recessed or inverted fixtures and in addition can never be used with a dimmer switch, which can cause them to burn out. When CFLs burn out they can create acrid plastic smoke and carcinogenic fumes.

Those bulbs without an internal fuse will melt or smoke until power is turned off. 90% of these bulbs are currently manufactured in China where quality control is questionable. The seller claim on life span of a CFL may vary widely, due to manufacturing quality. Ever wonder why their warranty is so much shorter than the supposed life span of the bulb? A recent study shows that the life span of a CFL bulb can be reduced by as much as 85% under normal use due to switching on and off. When an CFL bulb is used in an inverted position - bulb down/screw base up - heat which is generated travels upward and can fry the electronic components in the ballast in the base. The power required from the supplier by a CFL is typically twice what the wattage the bulb states. This "Power Factor" can negate a great part of the savings at the grid level. Also, CFLs create an effect known as "harmonic distortion" by placing an uneven load on the electricit grid, setting up harmonic distortions in the power lines and power stations. CFLs must be recycled or disposed of at a proper facility. A recent environmental agency report estimates the potential cost to recycle one disposal container of approximately 240 liters or 63.4 gallons of CFL bulbs at $1300. This cost ultimately falls on the taxpayer. Since mercury vapor can be easily inhaled by people, rapid removal of broken CFLs and sufficient ventilation are critical. The EPA recommends wearing rubber gloves, ventilating the room and restricting access for 5-10 minutes before cleaning up. Go to the EPA website for specific instructions. Investigate Magazine warns "The real cost is not one light bulb breakage, but how badly affected homes will be after 20 years of amateur attempts to clean up one of the deadliest neurotoxins on the planet. A generation of children crawling on mercury-infested carpets would give new meaning to the phrase, "dumbed -down'. If clothing or bedding materials come in direct contact with broken glass or mercury-containing powder from inside the bulb that may stick to the fabric, the clothing or bedding should be thrown away, warns the US EPA." If you have concerns, have the mercury measured in your body. Then consider chelation, either with IV chelation, or by taking an oral agent such as PectaClear, which contains modified citrus pectin and sodium alginates that fine and remove heavy metals including mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium, without affecting essential minerals.

A-F Betafood by Standard Process Can’t lose fat? Here’s another piece to the puzzle... 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.

Susan Ashley MD Family Medicine Liberty Lake, 509-928-6700

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Deported Veterans It’s barbecue time, and here’s a fun, festive idea for your next backyard shindig: For each guest, stuff a mason jar with a clean bandana (for a napkin) and a set of silverware. Write the name on the jar with a silver paint pen made to stick to glassware. Cute, functional and a keepsake! Here’s more to get your grilling season started. -- JoAnn

Put yourself in this scenario: You’re a small child, maybe 3 years old. Your parents bring you to America from a foreign country. You grow up, go to school, lose whatever smattering of your original language you ever knew, play basketball, graduate from high school and then, in a gesture of gratitude to the only country you’ve ever known, you enlist in the military as a green-card holder, a permanent legal resident of the United States.

“Bring a distinctive towel to a pool party so that you will know where your towel is. You can Fast-forward a few (or many) years, and sudmake an extra-large towel by sewing two small- denly you’re a U.S. military veteran. Maybe er towels together, too.” -- U.A. in New York you marry, have a couple of kids, maybe start a business or go back to school on the GI Bill. “For a really fun take on kebabs, use fruit in- Life is good. stead of meat. The kids especially love fruit on a stick. If you have some neat cookie cutters, use Or, maybe life isn’t so good and you commit them to cut watermelon into different shapes.” a crime. Maybe you get into drugs to fight the -- M.M. in Michigan PTSD you don’t understand, and end up in jail. Maybe you steal some food for your kids. When you finish serving your time, having paid your debt to society, you’re told you will be deported -- back to the country where you were born, the country where you don’t know anyone and don’t even speak the language because you haven’t “Set out wasp attracters at the far reaches of been there for 20 years or more. your yard so that the wasps will be busy out there and not attacking your guests.” -- T.C. in It’s mostly ignored by the mainstream press, but South Carolina hundreds of U.S. military veterans, maybe thouTo keep ants from invading your patio, draw a thick line of chalk (sidewalk chalk works great!) as a boundary. Ants don’t like to cross a chalk line and will leave your patio party alone.

sands, have been shipped off to foreign countries this way. They’re either put on a plane or taken to the border and dumped -- with nothing more than the clothes on their backs -- without legal counsel or anyone to help them with their rights or benefits. Some of them are highly decSend your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King orated; some of them are ill. There’s an enclave Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Or- in Mexico right now, supporting these service lando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at her- members who served our country ... and then were deported. Use a muffin tin on the table to serve condiments. For larger portions (like lettuce, onion slices, maybe pickle spears), set a cup down in the muffin well.


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PHOTO: Ray LaMontagne

Top 10 Pop Singles

This Week Last Week 1. John Legend No. 2 “All of Me” 2. Pharrell Williams No. 1 “Happy” 3. Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea new entry “Problem” 4. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX No. 7 “Fancy” 5. Katy Perry No. 3 “Dark Horse” 6. Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz No. 4 “Talk Dirty” 7. DJ Snake & Lil John No. 5 “Turn Down for What” 8. Justin Timberlake No. 9 “Not a Bad Thing” 9. Idina Menzel No. 6 “Let It Go” 10. Bastille No. 8 “Pompeii”

Top 10 Albums

1. Soundtrack No. 1 “Frozen” 2. Lindsey Stirling new entry “Shatter Me” 3. Ray LaMontagne new entry “Supernova” 4. Passion new entry “Passion: Take It All” 5. Iggy Azalea No. 3 “The New Classic” 6. Pharrell Williams No. 4 “Girl” 7. Future No. 2 “Honest” 8. Timeflies new entry “After Hours” 9. Luke Bryan No. 7 “Crash My Party” 10. Whitechapel new entry “Our Endless War”

Top 10 Hot Country Singles

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

Toronto-born Howie Mandel has made his mark in several different media, from comedy to cartoons to drama. Take a look at the areas where this famous Canadian has had an influence. • Surprisingly, the likeable Mandel had few friends as a young person. He had a razor-sharp sense of humor in high school and especially enjoyed playing practical jokes, but others failed to see the humor. In fact, he was expelled for impersonating a member of the school board and signing a contract for an addition to the school. After this infamous prank, Mandel never finished high school. One excellent outcome from these years was meeting his future wife, Terry, to whom he has been married 30 years, with three children. • Out on his own after his expulsion, Mandel became a carpet salesman and was so successful, he owned his own carpet business. In his spare time, he did stand-up comedy at a small Toronto comedy club. • In 1979, Mandel got his big break during a trip to Los Angeles with friends. During amateur night at L.A.’s famous Comedy Store, his pals convinced him to get up on stage. A producer who happened to be in the crowd hired him immediately and before long, Mandel was opening for Diana Ross. In 1982, he landed the role of Dr. Wayne Fiscus on television’s Emmy Award-winning medical drama St. Elsewhere, a six-year-run. • In 1990, Mandel created the children’s animated series Bobby’s World, an Emmy-nominated program that ran for 8 years. The series then went into syndication and now appears in 65 countries six days a week. Mandel tried his hand at hosting a talk show in 1998, but it was cancelled after just one season.

Toilet Train a Cat?! DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I occasionally see ads for a package that will allow owners to teach their cats to use the toilet. Is that for real? I can’t even train my cat to stay off the counter. -- Fred H., Milwaukee DEAR FRED: It is possible to train cats to use a toilet rather than the litter box, but it’s not an easy task. That’s why those ads for training instructions crop up and then disappear, at least for a while. Still, even owners who don’t care if their cats can do cartwheels on command can teach them some behaviors that make life easier for both parties. Training cats to use the litter box is a prime example, and offers some hints as to how to train them to do other things, like stay off the counter. A litter box is meant to provide the closest thing to how cats eliminate when they’re outside -they hide their stools from potential predators by covering them with sand or loose soil. So, training often consists of taking a new cat or a weaned kitten and placing it in the litter box. To get a cat off the counter, try to figure out why it wants to be up there. Cats instinctively like high ground. The smell of food may be drawing the cat upward, or even just the memory that food was on the counter, and therefore may be again. When training cats, it’s better to convince them that they want to do something, rather than forcing them to do it or punishing undesirable behavior. Take advantage of their natural instincts to develop your own ways to train them, and combine that training with a specific reward when the cat responds positively. Send your questions or comments to ask@ (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Pack a Week’s Worth of SaladIn-a-Jar

Food is a real and delicious way for people to share themselves and engage with each other and a greater cause, as my neighbor, Emily Torgrimson, has found. She is co-founder and executive director of Eat for Equity, a nonprofit that builds a culture of generosity through sustainable community feasts ( By inviting people to gather to eat and give what they can, the organization raises thousands of dollars for local and international nonprofit causes. Emily’s creative approach to cooking features flavorful and simple recipes for busy families and her own household, developed by cooking for hundreds of people in home kitchens. No wonder I was eager to join her on a recent Sunday afternoon to prepare a week’s worth of “salad-in-a-jar.” Improvising with the resources at hand, she scanned the refrigerator for the forgotten carrot, leftover black beans and other fresh odds and ends of inspiration. She lined up a row of sparkling pint and quart size canning jars and together, we packed them to the brim. The carrot went into an Asian salad with sesame dressing, tofu, oranges, spring onions and spinach. The beans became a Southwestern salad with roasted poblano dressing, corn, tomatoes, cilantro and greens. The result was a rainbow shelf of graband-go meals. Make salad-in-jar with your kids for healthy portable lunches, or use a large quart-size jar for a last-minute complement to an evening meal. Gather the ingredients and get layering. You’ll have salads for the week, with only a meal’s worth of clean-up and dishes. SALAD-IN-A-JAR BASICS For one salad, use a wide-mouth pint-size jar such as a canning jar with tight-fitting lid. Here’s the hands-on fun: 1. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of salad dressing into the bottom of the jar. 2. Layer small handfuls of your favorite raw vegetables such as grated carrots, chopped celery, sweet peppers, scallions and cucumbers on top of the dressing. 3. Add softer ingredients such as cubed tofu, pasta, grains, grated cheese, beans, cooked vegetables, tomatoes, citrus, berries and dried fruit. 4. Pack the remaining space with salad greens or spinach. Screw the lid on and refrigerate upright for up to 5 days. 5. To serve, shake the salad into a bowl. Add croutons and nuts, if you wish. NOTE: If you desire a salad with meat, fish or hardboiled eggs, add it to the jar the same day you eat the salad. 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 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.

HOWIE MANDEL (continued): • Just as Mandel was contemplating quitting show business in 2003, he was offered the job of hosting the game show Deal or No Deal. At his wife’s urging, he took the job, as well as the Canadian version of the program. His job was made especially difficult by his struggles with Obsessive Compulsive disorder and mysophobia, an irrational fear of germs. Mandel did not shake hands with any of the contestants unless he was wearing latex gloves, preferring to do a “fist bump” instead. He has written about his anxiety disorder in his autobiography, Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me, a New York Times bestseller, in which he says at times that his anxiety is “paralyzing.” Mandel admits, “Handrails are my enemy. I never go near a handrail.” He also won’t touch money until it’s been washed, and refuses to wear shoes with laces because of his fear of the germs the laces pick up when they touch the ground. • America’s Got Talent found a new judge in Mandel in 2010, when he replaced David Hasselhof on the popular series. He has received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Competition Host to add to his Deal or No Deal and Bobby’s World nominations. In addition, he does 200 stand-up performances every year throughout the U.S. and Canada. • Mandel has been honored with a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto. • The famous Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman is a distant cousin of Mandel.

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1. Neighbors (R) Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne 2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13) Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone 3. The Other Woman (PG-13) Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann 4. Heaven Is for Real (PG) Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly 5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson 6. Rio 2 (G) animated 7. Mom’s Night Out (PG) Sarah Drew, Sean Astin 8. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (PG) animated 9. Divergent (PG-13) Shailene Woodley, Theo James 10. Brick Mansions (PG-13) Paul Walker, David Belle (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

CLOWNS Everybody loves a clown! Do you remember your favorite? Here are a few interesting tidbits about these comical performers. • It’s believed that the word “clown” has its origins in the Scandinavian word for “clod,” a clumsy oaf or lout. Even those in the Middle Ages had clowns in the form of court jesters, who were musicians, mimics, dancers, acrobats, and witty jokers. They frequently wore a hood with donkey ears and even a tail on the costume, meant to show they were not to be taken seriously. This hood and tail eventually became a threecornered hat with bells at the ends. The early French clown was a happy, white-faced dancing clown called the Pierrot. • Clowns are characterized by their makeup and garb. The “whiteface” has a face completely covered in white makeup, with the eyebrows, nose, and mouth painted in red and black. He is usually the one in command of any situation…he’s the bossy one! The Auguste clown’s face makeup is pink, red, or tan, and facial features are exaggerated in size. The mouth and eyes often have a thick outline of white. His clothes are either too big or too small and he usually wears suspenders. The Tramp or Hobo is the “low man on the totem pole,” the one consigned to cleaning up after the other clowns. He usually has a sad pink or tan face with a makeup beard, and wears a tattered and patched sloppy suit. A character clown is one who dresses like a specific occupation – a doctor, policeman, sailor, pirate, rodeo cowboy, what have you. • One of the many characters created by comedian Red Skelton on his 1960s weekly television variety show was the tramp clown Freddie the Freeloader. Freddie lived at the city dump and slept on the local park bench. At age 16, Skelton was a performer with a circus where his father had been a clown, and copied his father’s makeup for the TV program.

Strategic Lawn Mowing By Samantha Mazzotta

Q: I’ve always wanted my lawn to have those neat cross-hatch patterns like the pros do. How do I mow to get those patterns? -- A Reader, via email A: Mowing in a specific pattern isn’t the only way, nor the best way, to get those neat checkerboard stripes. A healthy lawn and proper mowing technique also are important. Neat patterns, or stripes, are made noticeable by bending the grass blades in one direction on one stripe, and another direction on an opposing stripe. Here are a few tips: ¥ Raise your mower blades: Cutting the grass too low to the ground damages the plant, makes it grow unevenly, and leaves it vulnerable to weeds, diseases and pests. It also makes patterns difficult or impossible to create, because the shorter blades don’t bend very far. ¥ Never cut more than one-third of the grass height: Depending on the type of lawn you have, the ideal height may vary -- Bermuda, for example, has an ideal height of about 1 inch, fescue or blue grass should be 2 to 3 inches tall, while St. Augustine should be mowed to a height of 3.5 to 4 inches. Let your grass grow at least one-third higher than its ideal height before mowing. ¥ Never cut wet grass: This one’s a no-brainer, but cutting when dew or rain is still heavy on the grass will prevent a clean cut, damage the grass, cause clumping and keep you from seeing that ideal pattern. ¥ Maintain your mower: Sharp blades are essential for a good cut, along with an engine working efficiently. ¥ Change direction: Once you get that nice pattern on the lawn, the best way to keep it is to change up the way you mow. Every other time, mow in a different pattern. ¥ Ideal pattern: There are a number of striping techniques. Scag, which sells professional mower equipment, has a tutorial with instructions on how to create several patterns ( lawnstriping.html). You’ll need a roller attachment to bend the grass to achieve that professional look. ¥ Overlap properly: Each pass should be overlapped by the next by about 3 inches to make sure you don’t miss a strip. ¥ Don’t worry about the corners ... yet: If the lawn has sharp or difficult corners, skip them until you’ve mowed the pattern you want on the rest of the lawn. Then go back and finish off each corner. The same goes for uneven ground: Skip knolls until the end, then raise the mower blades so you don’t scalp the grass and carefully mow the raised areas. HOME TIP: Not sure what type of grass you have? Take a picture or a small patch of sod to your garden center or home-improvement store’s lawn and garden section for help identifying it. Send your questions or home tips to (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is a sheet of printed stamps called? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of CanadaÕs Northwest Territories? 3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a baby bat called? 4. MUSIC: How many holes does the musical instrument called a recorder have? 5. LANGUAGE: What is a lazaretto? 6. ARCHITECTURE: What is adobe made of? 7. MYTHOLOGY: Who was the Greek god of medicine? 8. DISCOVERIES: Who is credited with discovering the air brake? 9. BIRTHSTONES: What is FebruaryÕs traditional birthstone? 10. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numeral CMXC? Answers 1. A pane 2. Yellowknife 3. A pup 4. Seven in the front and a thumbhole in the back 5. A place to quarantine people with infectious disease, such as leprosy 6. The building material is made of dried earth and straw. 7. Asclepius 8. George Westinghouse 9. Amethyst 10. 990

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• One of the world’s best known clowns was Emmett Kelly, who got his start in 1920 as a circus trapeze performer. In the 1940s, he was best known as a sad hobo named Weary Willie, with the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was performing an afternoon show in Hartford, Connecticut in 1944 when a deadly fire broke out that killed 168 and injured over 700 others. This tragedy became known as “The Day the Clowns Cried,” and Kelly’s picture was featured in newspapers in his tramp costume, carrying a bucket of water. Kelly left Ringling after 14 years and later became the mascot of the Brooklyn Dodgers. • Bozo the Clown was created during the 1940s for a children’s book and accompanying record. He first appeared on television in 1949, which at its peak in the 1960s, was seen in 50 million U.S. homes every week. His popularity spread worldwide and there were Bozo TV shows in many countries including Mexico, Thailand, Australia, Greece, and Brazil. It’s estimated that more than 200 different actors have played this clown with the white face and red hair and nose. • The McDonald’s restaurant chain introduced Ronald McDonald in 1963. Willard Scott was a Washington, D.C. radio personality who also played Bozo the Clown on a local TV station. He became the first Ronald in the initial TV spots. Scott went on to serve as the Today Show’s weatherman for many years. Surveys indicate that 95% of American school children recognize Ronald McDonald, second only to Santa Claus. • Not everyone loves clowns – some have a terrifying fear of them. Those suffering from this are said to have coulrophobia.


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PHOTO: Mark Wahlberg in "Lone Survivor"

1. Name the female artist who had hits with “Tweedlee Dee” and “Jim Dandy.” 2. What do Louis Armstrong, The Four Seasons, The Kinks and The Who have in common? 3. What had “been the ruin of many a poor boy”? 4. What is “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” about? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “People, don’t you understand the child needs a helping hand? Or he’ll grow to be an angry young man some day.” Answers 1. Blues singer LaVern Baker in 1955 and 1956 respectively. In Chicago blues clubs she was billed as Little Miss Sharecropper. 2. They were all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. 3. The House of the Rising Sun, alleged to be a brothel, hotel or a jail in New Orleans. The song itself goes back to the 18th century in one version or the other. 4. Bad marriages, breakups and a marriage proposal. It was Carly Simon’s first big hit in 1971. 5. “In the Ghetto” made famous by Elvis Presley in 1969. The song is about the cycle of poverty, starting with a young boy who’s hungry and grows up to a life of violence. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


PICKS OF THE WEEK "Lone Survivor" (R) -- A team of Navy Seals fight hopeless odds while on a mission to take out a Taliban operative. The story is based on accounts of a 2005 mission in Afghanistan that went horribly wrong. While on the hunt for Ahmed Shah, four Seals encounter a few goat-herding civilians and make a tough ethical decision that impacts the rest of their mission. Mark Wahlberg plays Marcus Luttrell, the author of the eponymous book and -- it's no spoiler to say -- the only one to come out alive. The movie gets off to a brisk start after a little pre-mission setup. The action sequences are grueling and relentless. The real set-piece of the action is an extended, pitched gunfight that doesn't run out of steam, just leaves you exhausted at the end. "Robocop" (PG-13) -- Future Detroit is the proud testing site of a cutting-edge crime-fighting machine with a human heart and a permanent grimace. When police officer Alex Murphy is left for dead by thugs, his remaining bits are scooped up and put into a state-of-the-art metal body built for domination. He's got a slick tactical visor, bulletproof body, the steadiest gun arm ever built, and an off-switch for his emotions. Robocop is effective all right, but is he still human? Of course, this remake cannot match the tongue-in-cheekiness of the 1987 original. What once was clunky and laughable is now sleek and updated. Keeping things good on the human side are the fine performances by Michael Keaton as the conniving corporatist, Gary Oldman as the scientist whose work is being corrupted, and Samuel L. Jackson as an ultra-conservative radio nut job. "Son of God" (PG-13) -- Scenes from History Channel's "The Bible" are mixed in with new material to create this feature-length release hitting the highlights of Jesus' life. The film follows the messiah as he rounds up apostles, heals the sick, finds his fate on Calvary and rises from the dead. This version plays it safe and light -deeper looks into the stories are avoided and no new perspectives are brought into the storybook narrative. Christ, played by Diego Morgado, is shown as an exceedingly handsome, TV-safe savior touching people and spreading happiness through miracles. "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself" (NR) -- He was a goalie for the Bruins, QB for the Lions, percussionist for the New York Philharmonic, listed in the credits along with John Wayne, a best-selling author and sparring partner to the great Archie Moore -- and no, he's not that guy from the beer commercials. George Plimpton was an affluent, well-spoken writer and an innovator of participatory journalism, a style of writing that puts the author in the action. This documentary focuses on Plimpton's deeds in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, when he had frontrow seats to the major events of an era. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Who We Are Have you noticed how many studies involve seniors? Whether it’s medical research, how we handle technology or where we choose to retire, we seniors must be fascinating. Now the U.S. Census has issued a report covering a number of aspects of senior life. Here are some facts about us: ¥ In 1990, 22 percent of seniors ages 65-69 worked. Now, in 2012, 32 percent were in the workforce. Even the 70-74 age group saw a significant jump, from 12 percent to 17 percent. ¥ In 2013, 80 percent of seniors age 65 and older owned their homes. That’s the same as in 2012, so we haven’t lost any ground there. ¥ It’s thought that seniors prefer warm weather, but that isn’t necessarily so. Over 18 percent of people who lived in Florida are age 65 and older ... but that’s quickly followed by Maine at 17 percent. ¥ Seniors age 65 and older have an average net worth of approximately $170,000. We only keep an average of $800 in a checking account, preferring to put the bulk of our cash in interestbearing accounts. Seniors in the Northeast edged out those in the other regions of the country, but not by much. ¥ When it comes to marriage, 56 percent of us are, with 25 percent of us widowed and 11 percent divorced. ¥ Only 61 percent of seniors have a computer in the home, with the Northeast having the most computer ownership. Income plays a part: The higher the income, the more likely a household will have a computer. ¥ We vote. Whether it’s broken down by income, marital status or region of the country, seniors vote in larger percentages than any other age groups.

On June 7, 1692, a massive earthquake devastates the infamous town of Port Royal in Jamaica, killing thousands. A large tsunami hit soon after, putting half of Port Royal under 40 feet of water. In the 17th century, Port Royal was known throughout the New World as a headquarters for piracy and smuggling. On June 4, 1754, 22-year-old Lt. Colonel George Washington begins construction of a makeshift Fort Necessity, near present-day Pittsburgh. The fort was built to defend his forces from French soldiers enraged by the murder of Ensign Joseph Coulon de Jumonville while in Washington’s custody. On June 3, 1800, President John Adams becomes the first acting president to take up residence in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the White House was not yet finished, so Adams moved into temporary digs at Tunnicliffe’s City Hotel near the also half-finished Capitol building. On June 5, 1922, George Carmack, the first person to discover gold along the Klondike River, dies in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1896, near the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike River, Carmack stumbled across a deposit of gold so rich that he needed no pan to see it: Thumb-sized pieces of gold lay scattered about the creek bed. On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth was one of the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame

Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to

On June 8, 1945, President Harry Truman issues Executive Order 9568, permitting the release of scientific information from previously top-secret World War II documents. Executive Order 9568 was a stepping stone to future transparency-oriented legislation, including the Freedom of Information Act, passed in 1966.

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Dear Auntie M.,

I recently traveled to a conference in Lake Tahoe, CA. The conference site was the Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge which is nestled in the pines on a hill side. This location makes for a beautiful layout of buildings and provides much needed exercise getting to and from the dinning room as the food is excellent. The staff were wonderful and I can highly recommend them if you are wondering where to go for vacation. But that is not what I want to share with you. At the conference I met many wonderful people of all ages, nationalities, and professions. I was particularly taken by one woman, whom I'll call Eleanor. Eleanor is very fit, tall and graceful. She has a zest for life that is compelling - you want what she has. She is happy, independent, and optimistic. She is an avid hiker, downhill skier and ice skater. She loves adventure and has a playful nature. Oh, and did I mention that she is blind? In her early 20's she was diagnosed with a genetic disease that would result in total blindness. The progression to blindness occurred over several years, and she has now been blind for 12 years. She is very open about her disability and it is easy to forget that she is blind. I asked her how she came to be so accepting of her condition. She said the loosing her site years were the hardest as it was adapting to constant change. What was possible one day was not several days later. Her world got smaller and smaller until all site was gone. Eleanor said that reaching the point of total blindness was actually a relief as now she knew exactly what she had to deal with. She said she was in denial for several years and went through all the stages of grief. Then she decided to live and returned to the things she loves - outdoor physical adventures. She had skied all her life and was determined to again. She downhills with a guide who verbally directs her down the hill. She says it's most challenging in icy conditions as she can't hear her guide so well. She has even gone helicopter skiing! Eleanor and Beau, her beautiful golden retriever guide dog, hiked more in our days there than 90% of the other participants. Beau is as playful and adventurous as she is and they are a lovely pair. Watching him guide her and their interaction is absolutely inspiring. Such trust and courage. Meeting Eleanor and Beau has made me look at my life and where I stop from fear and the unknown. Life is a decision and I hope each of you decides to be more like Eleanor and live your life to the fullest regardless of the challenges you face. Be well and happy! Please send your questions or comments to I shall be frank and honest with my response and provide resources where appropriate.

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60 ACRES, near Farragut in Bonner County, $180,000. Hwy 57 Murray Creek, Priest River, several parcels, 20-24 acres, power and creek, starting at $49,900. Photos go to: www.KimCooper. What's Happening?! | DayInSpokaneCda. com or call Kim Cooper, 800-468-1388 or 208-415-0636, Select com | Local Business Specials, Events & Brokers Deals. Take us in your pocket! Download MyNightOut at your App Store. TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS fully developed and shovelready for multiple uses. Ideal for professional practice-type uses, such as insurance, legal. Several residences nearby. $140,000. Two lots available, each $70,000. Call Anne Anderson with Lakeshore Realty, 208-660-4621

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