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by Kathy Wolfe This week, Tidbits cracks open the geography books to study several points across the globe that begin with the letter “T”. • Nestled on the shores of Puget Sound, with a stunning view of nearby Mount Rainier, sits Tacoma, Washington, nicknamed the “City of Destiny.” In 1792, Captain George Vancouver became the first European to see Mount Rainier, originally called Mount Tahoma, from the Native American word for “mother of waters.” Vancouver named the peak for his friend Rear Admiral Peter Rainier. In 1911, Frank Mars and his wife Ethel began making and selling a variety of butter-cream candies from their Tacoma kitchen, a venture that would eventually become the Mars Candy Company, maker of the Milky Way. Another sweet treat, almond roca, also had its beginnings in Tacoma. • Florida’s state capital Tallahassee is the 128th largest city in the United States. Its name comes from an old Muskogean Indian word translated as “old fields.” The first European explorer to arrive there was Spaniard Hernando deSoto in 1539. Tallahassee became the capital in 1824, with a log cabin as the first Capitol Building. Out of Florida’s 497 verified species of birds, 372 of them can be seen in Tallahassee. turn the page for more!
Tidbits® of of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #6 Feb 3rd. 2014 “T” TOWNS (continued): • When Taipei 101 opened in 2004, this 101-floor skyscraper grabbed the title of world’s tallest building and remained so until 2010. It’s located in Taipei City, the largest city in Taiwan and capital of the Republic of China. The city was founded in the early 1700s and developed into an important overseas trade center over the next 100 years. It’s home to several ornate temples, including the Longshan Temple, constructed in 1738. In 1945, the temple was badly damaged when it was hit by American bombers who believed the Japanese were hiding armaments inside. • On the northwest shore of Lake Ontario lies Toronto, Canada’s largest city. The city takes its name from an Iroquois word meaning “place where trees stand in the water.” Toronto ranks high on the list of the world’s “most livable cities” based on quality of living. Its low crime rate also makes it one of the safest major cities in North America. The homicide rate there is about 3.3 per 100,000 people, compared with Atlanta, Georgia at 19.7. Covering an area of 243 sq. miles (630 sq. km), Toronto has about 2.6 million residents, 49% of whom were born outside Canada. It’s obvious the city’s residents enjoy ice sports, as there are 52 outdoor ice skating rinks in the city. • Canada isn’t the only place where you’ll find Toronto. There are five U.S. states with a community by that name – Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, and South Dakota. • Five U.S. states and a Canadian province have also honored the Native American leader of the Shawnee by naming a community Tecumseh. Born in Ohio, Tecumseh (“Shooting Star” or “Panther Across the Sky”) grew up to be a key figure in the War of 1812. He is quoted with these words of wisdom: “Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.”
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“T” TOWNS (continued): • Back in 1950, NBC radio was home to a popular radio quiz show known as Truth or Consequences. Looking for a creative way to celebrate the program’s tenth anniversary, the host Ralph Edwards announced that he would air the program from the first American town to rename itself after the show. Hot Springs, New Mexico jumped at the chance, and on March 31 of that year, the residents voted in favor of the switch, and the very next day, Ralph Edwards and the crew flew in for the anniversary broadcast. For the next 50 years, Edwards visited the town each May for their annual fiesta. Every April 1, Truth or Consequences, or “T or C” as the locals call it, celebrates Ralph Edwards Day. • A small Japanese fishing village named Edo founded around the year 1200 has grown to the world’s most populous metropolitan area with 8,949,447 residents. Edo was renamed Tokyo in 1868, when it became the imperial capital. Tokyo’s entire urban area has a population of 35,623,327. The city had already reached 1,000,000 people back in the 1720s. It’s not only the most populous city in the world, it’s also the most expensive, with the highest cost of living worldwide. • Texas is home to the towns of Telephone and Telegraph. Telephone, Texas was named because the only telephone in the area was in the community’s general store. About 210 people live there these days. Telegraph’s name was based on all the telegraph poles cut to build communication lines to the U.S. Army forts just east of town. Today, it’s pretty much a ghost town, population, 3.
® County, of Dallas Tidbits® ofTidbits of Kootenai IdahoCounty Issue #6 Feb 3rd. 2014 “T” TOWNS (continued): • If you like fireworks, you’ll love the city of Tondabayashi, Japan, home to the largest annual fireworks display in the world. Several displays are held every August, with the main display consisting of 120,000 shells fired in less than an hour. • The Native Americans gave Ten Sleep, Wyoming its unusual name. This Indian rest stop was 10 days’ travel, or “10 sleeps” from Fort Laramie to the southeast and Montana’s Indian Agency to the northwest. Today this little community boasts 260 residents. • Mahatma Gandhi called Thiruvananthapuram, India, that country’s “Evergreen City.” This ancient city has been a busy trade center since 1000 B.C. It is home to the temple of Vishnu, the richest temple in the world, with its monumental items and assets valued in the $15 billion range. • Edgar Rice Burroughs was 35, nearly broke, and selling pencil sharpeners when he wrote the first Tarzan book. Beginning in 1912, Burroughs published 26 novels about our favorite jungle hero. His success allowed him to purchase a 550-acre ranch north of Los Angeles, which he appropriately named Tarzana. Within in a few years, the city had grown to surround the ranch, and Burroughs sold off part of his property for new homesites. This small community, incorporated in 1917, is still known as Tarzana, California, with a population of around 35,000.
VA Appeals Pile Up
What makes the news is how quickly the Department of Veterans is paring down (or not paring down) its pile of disability claims, and those past the 125-day mark. We’ve heard about the mandatory overtime for VA claims personnel, and VA chief Eric Shinseki’s often-repeated desire to get those claims under control by 2015. All well and good. But there’s one part of the process we don’t hear much about: the backlog of appeals. Those numbers are growing at an astronomical rate, and it’s believed they will double over the next four years. At this point, the number stands at more than a quarter-million appeals. Allsup, the group that provides compliance and appeal services to those on VA and Social Security disability, ran the numbers. Appeals claims have shot up 78 percent since 2008. The top three cities for backlog of appeals claims are St. Petersburg, Fla. (22,581), Houston (16,725) and Atlanta (14,334). Taking it by state, the top three are Texas (30,993), Florida (22,581) and California (17,134). Your best bet: Do your part, when you file a claim, make it complete the first time out. Don’t make processors ask for anything that you haven’t provided. Be sure to submit what they call a Fully Developed Claim, one that certifies you have no further evidence. Veteran Service Organizations have sent members out to be trained in working with the FDCs. Make use of their services to ensure that your claim is as solid as possible. Open your claim online at eBenefits. va.gov (the VSO can help if you don’t have a computer). If you have an existing claim, and if they ask for more information, get it to them quickly. Do everything you can to see that the VA has no excuse to shove your claim off to the appeals pile, where you could have a very long wait. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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By JoAnn Derson • “For pastry cooking, try grating frozen butter into the flour. It cuts in better and will stay cool longer. This helps when I’m making shortbread, as the flour and butter need to be combined. I don’t end up having to put it in the fridge to cool it back down.” -- C.S. in South Carolina • Freshen stuffed animals by securing a few in a pillowcase and adding a fabric softener sheet. Put in the dryer on low heat for 20 minutes, then remove and brush out the fur, if necessary, while still warm. • “Schedule important doctor’s checkups, like your annual physical and dental cleanings, in the same month each year so you will know when they are coming up. I use my birth month. My mom always has hers done in February.” -- E.D. in Massachusetts • Here is an ingenious way to store markers: Collect enough toilet paper rolls to fill a shoebox standing upright. Paint or decorate the outside of the shoebox with brightly colored paper or paints. Fill with the rolls. The markers stand upright in the toilet paper rolls and they are kept standing uniformly across the box. Much better than a messy bin, where you can’t see the colors that are on the bottom. • When you’re finished pan-frying something, add a bit of water to the pan and put it back on the stillwarm burner while you eat. When you come back to clean up after dinner, the pan drippings will slide right off! • If you’ve been decluttering as a part of your New Year’s resolutions, and you came across old pairs of eyeglasses, know that you can donate them to any Lion’s Club in your area. They redistribute the glasses to those who cannot afford them. You don’t have to know the prescription, and they take reading glasses too! Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at email@example.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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PAW'S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta By Dr. Holly Carling
OSTEOARTHRITIS: FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS Arthritis is one of many degenerative diseases today that are increasing at alarming rates. We are literally falling apart at the seams! Osteoarthritis (OA), affects approximately 27 million Americans. It is caused by the breakdown of the cartilage between the ends of bones, which normally cushions them and allows for freedom and fluidity of movement. When this cushion breaks down, bone on bone rubs together and creates inflammation and pain. It generally starts as stiffness in the joints, especially in the fingers and the knees. Whereas we used to think it was limited to the joint cushions, we now know it can affect the entire joint – bone, ligaments, membranes, nerves, cells and other tissues. It may not actually be a problem of wear and tear. We now know it is a complexity of factors, such as environmental toxins, inadequate nutrition, food factors, mechanical misalignment, being overweight, loss of supportive structures and more. Food factors is a complex problem within itself. Certain foods are known to break down cartilage or otherwise cause malnutrition. Even vitamins can cause joint damage. One of those is Vitamin C. Although Vitamin C is essential for cartilage formation, ascorbic acid, frequently sold as “Vitamin C”, could actually increase joint damage. This is because Vitamin C, everywhere found in nature, is a complex that consists of other vital factors, not simply the ascorbic acid fraction. These other factors include ascorbinogins, copper, Tyrosinase, bioflavonoid complexes, and other factors that support oxygen transport in the blood, cell permeability and tissue strength. When these factors are missing, the body will strip them out of available tissue to complement the ascorbic acid so that it can work somewhat like its whole food/whole complex counterpart. This can result in joint deterioration. Vitamin C as found in foods or herbs such as acerola cherries, green peppers, rose hips, etc. are excellent whole food forms of Vitamin C. Paul Dieppe, MD, University of Bristol, England, said “We’ve learned, that OA, rather than a passive ‘falling to bits’ of the joints, is an active form of joint disease that seems to stem from an out-of-kilter degradation and repair response of the matrix.” It’s “thought to be a mechanically driven, but chemically mediated, process that seems to be dominated by an attempt by joints to repair damage or abnormal biomechanics.” In other words, there is damage to the joint and the body is trying to repair itself. Inflammation is a normal part of that repair process and that action causes pain. The problem arises when the body does not have the nutritional resources available to repair tissue, or insufficient immune reserves to help. Acupuncture and nutrition are excellent options for supporting the body in repairing the damage to joints. It helps with swelling, inflammation and pain as it is supporting immune and repair functions. Stop falling apart at the seams and get some help today! 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 208-765-1994 and would be happy to answer any questions regarding this topic.
Little Dog Gets Too Many Treats DEAR PAW’S CORNER: How many treats is it safe to feed to a small dog at once? My grandmother always feeds two big fake pepperoni sticks to her Shih-Tzu after each walk. She walks “Cody” three times per day. Cody is looking a little stout. -- Lila S., Dothan, Ala. DEAR LILA: Most pet-food products, including treats, have a suggested serving amount based on a dog’s size. But in general, pet treats should make up no more than 10 percent of the pet’s total daily calories. Six “pepperoni”-flavored sticks per day is an awful lot of treats for a small dog. Does Cody eat all of his regular pet food as well? How much food is he given at his mealtimes? It can be difficult to correct a situation like this when you’re not the pet owner. However, you should give it a try. Ask your grandmother how Cody’s last veterinary exam went, and whether the vet mentioned his weight. Ask her if you can help monitor Cody’s food intake, and try to convince her to reduce the amount of treats the dog receives after each walk. I’m willing to bet that if she feeds Cody just half a stick, breaking it into small pieces that she gives one at a time, the dog won’t notice the reduced amount. Find out from your grandmother if the vet has recommended a lower-calorie diet for Cody. If so, look at ways to get that calorie count down, and convince her to reduce the amount of treats to just one or two small bites of Cody’s favorite pepperoni stick after each walk. Your grandmother may resist, but it’s important for Cody’s health and is a way to ensure a longer relationship with her favorite dog. Send your questions or tips to ask@pawscorner. com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Q: HOW CAN I PROTECT MY BODY THIS WINTER? A: Winter can be a challenge even for the healthiest of bodies. Keep hydrated. The tendency in cool weather is to drink less water even though air tends to be much drier.A good night’s sleep will improve your overall stamina. Bundle up with warm light weight clothing to keep muscles warm and flexible. Avoid exposing sensitive areas such as neck and low back to the cold. Heat can help keep muscles flexible – another good reason to use that hot tub! Stretch in the mornings, at bed time and intermittently throughout the day - especially before workouts. You may be stiffer than you think. Reaching and twisting with a stiff back and slips on the ice are major causes of wrist, shoulder and back injuries or fractures. Supportive shoes with good traction or some of the pull on tread devices help you avoid slipping. If you must work from a ladder, make extra sure the equipment is stable. Warm up, stretch and take breaks when snow shoveling. Give yourself time! Things take a bit longer in the winter, so listen to Mother Nature and slow down a bit. If you fall, injure yourself or just feel stiff, listen to your body. If you are in pain, rest, muscle relaxers and pain relievers may help, but often injuries result from stiffness, postural misalignment or soft tissue tightness. Therapy can help you release tightness, reduce pain and regain postural alignment. Your therapist can also help you learn body mechanics and how to modify activity or use a different tool to help you heal and reduce chance of re-injury. Take care of yourself now so you’ll be in great shape when spring does finally decide to come!! Virginia Taft OTR/L, ATP Coeur d Alene Hand Therapy & Healng Center 2448 Merritt Creek Loop Coeur d Alene, ID 83814 Phone 208-664-2901 Fax 208-667-9266 cdahandtherapy.com
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by Samantha Weaver • It was noted Irish author and wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” • The very first CD of a musical recording was made in 1982. The album was “The Visitors” by Swedish pop superstars ABBA. • Immigrants arriving at New York’s Ellis Island in the early years (1892-1920s) were given bananas to eat. Many had never seen a banana and didn’t know how to eat one -- some ate the whole thing, peel and all. • In the small African nation of Swaziland, the Civil Aviation Authority has set a ceiling of 500 feet on light aircraft. These aircraft, as well as kites and remote controlled toys, are not allowed to go above that limit. Also included in the category of light aircraft are broomsticks. Any witch who flies on a broomstick above that limit is subject to a fine of more than $50,000 and possible arrest. • If you’re thinking about moving to another country, you might want to consider Finland. In that country, employees are offered, on average, 44 paid vacation days every year. Of course, you might want to consider that even in the warm southwestern part of the country, winters last about 100 days, with snow covering the ground from mid-October to early May. • The name of the state of Iowa (unsurprisingly) comes from a Native American language. The original word, “ayuxba,” means “sleepy ones.” • Early science-fiction author E.E. “Doc” Smith wasn’t just a writer; he also was an engineer. He’s the guy who figured out how to get powdered sugar to stick to doughnuts. Thought for the Day: “To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms.” -- John Leonard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Seeing the silly side of some really ridiculous situations helps give the Lamb a new perspective on how to handle them. Some important contacts can be made this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Try to complete your outstanding tasks by midweek. This leaves you free to take advantage of new possibilities -- both professional and personal -- opening up by week’s end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With both your creative side and your energy levels rising this week, you should be able to tackle that too-longneglected project again. A family member might have important news. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An explanation you requested seems to be more confusing than enlightening. You should insist on clarifications now, rather than deal with problems that might arise later. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your energy levels might be ebbing a bit. But that’s no excuse for taking catnaps when you could be working on those unfinished tasks. There’ll be time to curl up and relax by week’s end. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) It’s a good time to get those ideas out of your head and into a readable format if you hope to have them turned into something doable. A good friend is ready with worthwhile advice. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Careful -- you might be stepping into dangerous territory if you decide to “exaggerate” the facts too much. Remember: The truth speaks for itself and needs no embellishment. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Although your workplace successes have earned you many admirers, there are some colleagues who are not among them. Be careful how you proceed with your new project. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have to go into great detail to explain why you’re currently reluctant to make changes to an already prepared plan. Be sure you have all the facts to back yourself up. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Travel plans might still be uncertain. But instead of getting upset about the delay, open yourself up to other possibilities, and begin checking out some alternative destinations. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Changing conditions might require you to alter some of your plans. While you might be agreeable to this, be prepared with explanations for those who do not want changes made. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Although you might have to deal with some detractors who aren’t too kind in their critiques, you gain points when you’re willing to stand up and defend your work.
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by: Susan Ashley MD Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, and the rate of disease is steadily increasing. There are many factors contributing to this, namely, obesity and diabetes as top contenders. What are some of the things someone with heart disease can do to lower risk of dying from their disease? Supplements that are required for optimal heart health include: • Omega 3’s - 3000-4000mg/day, mercury and toxin free • Magnesium 400-1000mg/day - glycinate and maleate forms are absorbed well and don’t cause diarrhea. • CoQ10 - 200-600 mg/day • Vitamin E with mixed tocopherols 400 IU/day minimum. • A supplement called CardioPlus, by Standard Process, is effective for any heart related concerns, and is readily absorbed. Consider a trial of chelation to decrease the calcification in the arteries. A recent study showed that infrared sauna, a type of sauna that penetrates the skin with more energy than a dry sauna, can help the heart. Heart patients treated with this therapy at least twice a week had half the rate of hospitalization and death of a control group over a five year period. It’s certainly good for detoxifying, and we recommend it to all our weight loss patients. Avoid trans fats and other bad fats. Incorporate coconut oil for cooking, and olive oil, extra virgin, dark, in glass bottle only. Olive oil can only be used in low or no heat - it’s perfect for salad dressings. Avoid canola, corn, safflower, or vegetable oils - they only contribute to coronary artery disease. And, with the exception of cauliflower, avoid white foods - rice, potatoes, bread, pasta and sugar that are bleached white. Eat pomegranates daily - just doing this can reduce plaque build-up. Eat berries every-
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1. Who had a hit with “Shadow Dancing”? 2. Which song was originally titled “Guess Who’s Making Whoopie (With Your Girlfriend)”? 3. Name the group that released the cover of “Little Darlin’” in 1957. 4. Which duo released “Leather and Lace” in 1981? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “I’m not superstitious about ya but I can’t take no chance. You got me spinnin’, baby, you know I’m in a trance.” Answers 1. Andy Gibb, in 1978. The song stayed at No. 1 for seven weeks. 2. “Mama’s Pearl,” by the Jackson 5, in 1971. The title was changed to keep Michael Jackson’s innocent image. 3. The Diamonds. Purists maintain that the original by the Gladiolas is the finer version, but it’s the energy of the Diamonds’ version that made it more popular. 4. Stevie Nicks and Don Henley. Nicks had written the song for Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, who didn’t use it on their own “Leather and Lace” album. 5. “Knock on Wood,” originally by Eddie Floyd in 1966. Others have done covers, but it was Amii Stewart in 1979 that made it a danceable disco song. (On the other hand, don’t miss Eric Clapton’s version on YouTube.) (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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REAL ESTATE TALK
Video marketing is said to be “the next best thing” and with YouTube, Facebook, and multiple other social media sites, streaming videos are viewed by millions. Video marketing can be fun and innovative or professional and polished. Realtors have a fiduciary responsibility to the seller in the contract. So, how can a realtor best represent the seller? Honesty and integrity are first that come to mind. However, knowledge and skill are also important. If a Realtor is not up to date with what is trending in the market, how can they best represent the customer? Know the market values, the lending rules, successful marketing strategies, and what most buyers are looking for in a home. Know what the seller loves about the home and neighborhood. Knowledge and experience are key factors in a Realtors ability to best represent the seller and create a streaming video that promotes the property for sell and attracts the most potential buyers. Video adds realism, gives buyers a true feel for the layout and size of a home. There are options in the style of video to be created. Some sellers and agents prefer to tell the home’s story and highlight its functionality & character. Others may choose a more edgy style or SNLesque viral real estate marketing. Don’t be left standing still in your photos, get shaking with video!
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Tidbits® of of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #6 Feb 3rd. 2014
Dear Auntie M.,
I’m recently engaged to a former high school boyfriend. We’ve both been married and divorced and are both childless, so that makes things pretty simple. We reconnected at our 25 year class reunion last summer and I got a ring for Xmas. I think he’s a good guy and he treats me well. The problem is he can’t seem to tell the truth without ‘embellishing’ it - that’s his word for what he does. He says it makes life more interesting. I say how do I believe anything he tells me? This habit caused our break-up after high-school. He says as long as I’m aware of it I should be able to deal with it, but I’m not so sure. He’s pressing for a wedding date. What do I do? Clearly Confused in Sandpoint Dear Clearly Confused, Yikes! It is interesting that you are traversing this path again. Lying is an out and out deliberate falsehood told to shift attention away from the truth. Lying goes hand in hand with bad behavior, manipulation, guilt, and shame. Embellishing the truth is also a falsehood but it is the truth dressed up to sound better or to make a story or life more interesting, and, it doesn’t hurt anyone. People accept embellishment and reject lying (think journalists and politicians). You chose not to live with this behavior before. This habit has become who he is; he is not going to change. If it is troubling you now, how will you feel about it in 10 years? Going ahead with this marriage could make a liar out of you - if only to yourself. Is this what you want? Get real and tell yourself, and him, the truth! You’ll be glad you did. Please send your questions or comments to DearAuntieMmm@gmail.com. I shall be frank and honest with my response and provide resources where appropriate.
Tidbits速 of of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #6 Feb 3rd. 2014