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Did you know that about 7,500 magazines are published in America? Some are very familiar titles, others not so much! Tidbits takes some time to look at the history of one of our favorite sources of information and reading material. • Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea of publishing America’s first magazine in 1741. He put his plans in place, but just three days before his American Magazine came out in print, Andrew Bradford beat him to the punch with General Magazine. Perhaps the nation wasn’t ready for such publications, because Bradford’s magazine lasted just three issues, and Franklin ceased printing his after six issues. A few others, including Christian History in 1743, tried their hand at publishing, but it wasn’t until 1821 that the first truly successful U.S. magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, hit the stands. • The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly publication that quickly grew to become the most widely circulated weekly magazine in America, and the first to reach the 1,000,000 copies sold mark. The Post featured articles, human interest stories, cartoons, poetry, and features by well-known authors. It may be best remembered for its covers that featured paintings by artist Norman Rockwell. Rockwell’s first cover was in May, 1916, and over the next 50 years, he provided more than 300 paintings for the magazine’s cover.

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Tidbits® of of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #2 Jan 6th. 2014 MAGAZINES (continued): • National Geographic with its familiar yellow border has been published continuously since the first issue in 1888. Its articles about geography, history, and world culture are read by 8.3 million people in 36 languages around the world every month. National Geographic published its first wildlife photographs in 1906, and its first color photo appeared in 1914. • Recently graduated from Yale in 1923, Henry Luce borrowed $86,000 from relatives to start up TIME magazine. TIME was designed with news summaries that “busy men” could read weekly in under an hour. The first issue’s cover featured retired Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph G. Cannon. In July of that year, a woman was on the cover for the first time, a popular actress of the day, Italian Eleanora Duse. Starting out with 12,000 subscribers, by 1963, after 40 years of publication, TIME had a circulation of 3,600,000 in 150 countries. Today it has the world’s largest circulation for a weekly news magazine with over 25 million readers. • In 1928, TIME began its famous “Man of the Year” issue, with Charles Lindbergh as the first person of distinction. This individual is chosen as the person who “for good or ill” has most affected the course of the year, with “ill” choices including Adolf Hitler. In 1936, the title became “Person of the Year,” when American socialite Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom King Edward VIII of England abdicated his throne, was chosen. TIME’s December 31, 1999 issued named Albert Einstein as the Person of the Century. • LIFE magazine debuted in 1936 and is credited with establishing photojournalism. Publisher Henry Luce had already achieved great success with TIME, and wanted a publication that told the story in pictures. LIFE’s first cover featured a photo of Montana’s Fort Peck Dam, and the issue sold 380,000 copies. Just four months later, circulation was up over one million copies a week. LIFE was published weekly for 37 years.

From the Publisher’s Desk By : Evelyn Bevacqua


It’s FUN and Easy! Each week a different business logo will appear multiple times throughout the paper. The logo will be in color and different sizes Count the number of times it appears including the ads. Then call or email the answer to evelyn2318@ or Call 208.755.9120. . The Winner will be contacted and announced each week with a photo in front of the participating restaurant. Answers must be submitted by 6:00 p.m.on Sunday.

This week's $25.00 gift certificate will be from Fuki’s Restaurant and the logo will be PARKER SUBARU!


Winner of last weeks contest!

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Jan 6, 2014 Open Mic Night - Calypsos 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Musicians, artists, comedians, and poets... all welcome! Located next to Toro Viejo downtown Cd'A. Sign Up starts at 5:30p.m. Visit for more information Location: Calypsos Coffee & Creamery, 116 E. Lakeside, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Jan 8, 2014 Live After 5 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Live music, Beer garden (beer by Trickster's Brewing), food Location: 6th and Sherman, Coeur d'Alene, ID Jan 10, 2014 Jackass Day All Day Event Jan 10, 2014 Silver Mountain Resort's 45 Birthday celebration Jan 12, 2014 Lookout Pass Famous FREE Ski School 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Lookout’s famous FREE Ski School Program (ages 6 to 17). Every Saturday from Jan. 11 thru Mar. 15. Beginners: 10:00 am to 11:15 am. Intermediate & Advanced: 11:30 am to 12:45 pm. Jan 12, 2014 Little Women (Musical) All Day Event By Allan Knee Music by Jason Howland Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein Directed by George Green Location: Lake City Playhouse - 1320 E. Garden, Coeur D'Alene, ID, 83814

MAGAZINES (continued): • Henry Luce’s next success story was Sports Illustrated, which debuted in 1954. His advisors strongly cautioned him about launching a magazine strictly devoted to sports. Two previous magazines of the same name had already failed during the 1930s and 1940s. The first issue’s featured article was about Roger Bannister, who had broken the four-minute-mile barrier three months earlier. The cover was a photo of Milwaukee Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews. Michael Jordan holds the record for the most appearances on the cover of SI, with 50 covers. The team that’s been honored the most times is the New York Yankees, with a record 71. Over 23 million people read Sports Illustrated every week. • The Lady’s Magazine is considered the first significant women’s magazine. First published in London in 1770, it contained essays on female virtues, fashion advice, hints for wives and mothers, medicinal recipes, and embroidery patterns. Upwards of 150,000 American women were reading Godey’s Lady’s Book when the Civil War broke out, making it the most widely circulated magazine in the country. • McCall’s was initially established as a women’s magazine called The Queen in 1873. It was renamed in 1897 and remained such until 2001 when Rosie O’Donnell became editorial director and changed the title to Rosie. Rosie lasted a little over a year. Female baby boomers may remember Betsy McCall paper dolls printed in McCall’s beginning in May, 1951. • We started reading Better Homes and Gardens in 1922, Ladies’ Home Journal in 1883, Good Housekeeping in 1885, Redbook in 1903, Woman’s Day in 1931, followed by Family Circle in 1932.

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MAGAZINES (continued): • Adolescent girls got their very own magazine in 1944, when Seventeen hit the stands, bringing fashion, beauty, and dating tips. Early cover girls included Carol Lynley, Twiggy, Cybil Shepherd, Olga Korbut, and a 13-year-old Brooke Shields. The first issue of TV Guide was released in April of 1953, a comprehensive listing of the week’s television programs, TV-related news, celebrity interviews, program reviews, and crossword puzzles. Actress Lucille Ball was on the cover holding her newborn son, Desi Arnaz, Jr., whose birth had been written into the storyline of the popular sitcom I Love Lucy. • In March of 1974, you could have purchased the inaugural issue of People magazine for 35 cents. The beautiful 29-year-old Mia Farrow was on the cover, the star of the upcoming movie The Great Gatsby. In 1985, the magazine introduced their new feature “Sexiest Man Alive,” with 29-year-old Mel Gibson capturing the first title. Since then, People has created their “World’s Most Beautiful People” and “Best & Worst Dressed” special issues. About 47 million people read People every week. • Although magazines derive about half of their income from advertising (the other half from subscriptions and single copy sales), a few magazines do not accept advertising. Consumer Reports does not want to give the impression that their product evaluations are influenced in any way by an advertiser, and have no paid advertising. • The list of leading magazine advertisers includes Procter & Gamble, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, and Nestle.

• It might be hard to get motivated to exercise with winter’s shorter days and lower temperatures. Exercise is important to your health, so get it any way you can. Did you know that a half-hour snowball fight can burn 100 calories? Get out there and enjoy the winter weather! -JoAnn • If you face frequent snow in your area, invest in a pair of running shoes that are designed for trail running. They have deeper cleats for better traction. Some are even waterproof. This will encourage you to run when it’s been snowing! • “To help your sneakers dry faster, remove the laces and sock liner and hang separately. Stuff them with newspaper to draw out moisture. Hang them to dry on a sturdy hook or line, but not too close to a heater, as it’s possible to break down the support materials that way.” -- E.D. in Minnesota • “If you are outdoors on freezing days, you know to dress in layers. When you exercise outside, you do that too, but be prepared to strip off a layer if you get overheated. I have a carabiner clip on my waistband, and I can clip my outer light jacket to it, or even my fleece through a buttonhole.” -- P.S. in Virginia • “Here’s a tip about sledding in a pinch: A laundry basket can make a fine sled for a small, sturdy kid -- especially if you are blessed with surprise snow! If you attach a rope or belt to one side of the basket, it’s easy to pull the kids along.” -- M.B. in Missouri 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 (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Marye Thomas, of A Creative Life, shared a wonderful story. Her step-daughter was up for Christmas and brought "Mr. Right" for the family to meet. It's been a bitter sweet holiday as mom is on hospice and recently took quite a downturn, needing even more care. The kids took over all the cooking and clean up for a houseful of family for 3 days, providing a much needed respite. He is definitely "Mr. Right" in their hearts,and minds and Marye said 'This was the best gift we could have received. It was truly an act of love and kindness." Marye Thomas, of A Creative Life 208-964-9357 What goes around comes around - and with kindness it really does. Research shows that being kind to others increases our own levels of happiness as well as theirs. What's more it has a knock-on effect - kindness is contagious, so it makes our communities nicer places to be. Recent research into brain functioning has confimed that we are hard-wired for love and compassion. So it's not all chasing about individual success - our communities and society flourish when people look out for each other. When we're kind to people we know it strengthens our connections with them and provides a source of support. Research shows that we may benefit from giving support more than those receiving it - and we're also more likely get support in return when we need it. This may not be like-for-like support, or even from the same person, but being kind to others builds a wider support network which increases well-being all round. Should I let my cat/dog have a litter before she is spayed?

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Q: Are there different ways to mediate for becoming more intuitively accurate? A: Yes, there is an array of moving meditation Yogas and Martial Arts that a person can do at home or in a group. Here's a list of some calming and energizing moving meditations: Tai Chi in itself means moving meditation. Simple to complex moves for all age groups. Kundalini Yoga is the practice that incorporates posture and breath for a mind and body workout. Ishta Yoga is designed to help integrate individual sensations with a life force for positivity. Vinyasa Yoga is the Sanskrit word for flow. Vinyasa is flowing body postures. Bonnie Whiting Private Positive Intuitive Reading Consultations in person, group, phone and investigations. By appointment only (208) 667-1423

Q:I loved your information on sponges being the # 1 germ laden item in our homes. What’s # 2? A: The easy winner for the # 2 position is the kitchen sink. Yes, our kitchen sink! Typically, a kitchen sink harbors more than 500,000 bacteria! That’s ten times more than the amount found on the average toilet seat. Why? Well you can blame it on the fact that we sterilize our commode more regularly than we disinfect our kitchen sink. You would think that with the steady use of water and soap this would not be so, but the constant rinsing of produce and meats and dirty dishes actually builds bacteria. Dirty dishwater leaves a residue. Uncooked fruits and vegetables and our knives and cutting boards that have contact with raw meats, fish, and poultry are loaded with potential pathogens. Add moisture and scraps of food, which encourage germ growth, and suddenly you have a population the size of Seattle in your sink. But, before you stop drinking and eating, know there is a simple easy fix. A couple of times a week, and especially after you prepare raw food, wet the sink, spray with a disinfectant, and scour with a scrub brush. This will rinse away any bacteria adhered to the surface. Pay attention to the germ hotspots around the drains, especially the garbage disposal drain. Be sure to spray the faucet, handles, basin, and your brush. An inexpensive and easy disinfectant to make is a solution of 1/4 cup chlorine bleach and one quart of water. If you have an older sink put in the plug and add water and bleach, scrub, but let the solution sit in the sink for awhile. This will disinfect beautifully, help with drain smells, and leave your sink sparkling like new! Twia Sparti - The Cleaning Girls 208-691-0086

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By Dr. Holly Carling


Often overlooked when counseled on eating well, is the benefits of minerals. They are not just beneficial, but essential! Minerals are the foundational material by which function is dependent. When constructing a building, the strength of the foundation determines the structural integrity of the rest of the building. To skimp here compromises the entire “health” of the building. The body is no different. When analyzing the diets of patients, mineral deficiencies rank highest. We spend so much time concerned about vitamins and proteins, that the lowly minerals, the foundation of all life, get forgotten. Yet minerals initiate function in nearly every organ in the body. For instance, the thyroid needs iodine, the pancreas needs chromium, the prostate zinc, the adrenals need copper and sodium, the pituitary manganese, etc. If these minerals are deficient in the diet, it is no wonder the organs become deficient in function as well. The body can’t do something with nothing! The form of minerals ingested is critical. No mammal or human eats dirt, even when starving, yet that is what many people are buying in the form of supplements. Not just dirt (ground up rock) but ground up shells and metal, coal tar, petroleum products and chemicals from a laboratory. If we could digest and assimilate these, we could just go out and eat the sidewalk or the asphalt! But we can’t. As with all things in nature, there is orderliness. Minerals, to be assimilated, must be organic. In other words, it has to first be broken down by microorganisms in the soil, and then taken up by plants. From there, we humans (and animals) eat the plant and are able to metabolize the minerals in a form the body recognizes and can use. “Inorganic” minerals means it has not passed through the vegetable kingdom first, and becomes a challenge to our health, instead of an asset. Minerals are most abundantly found in vegetables, especially the green and green-leafy type: spinach, kale, Swiss chard, broccoli, cabbage, lettuces, green beans, asparagus, and others such as cauliflower, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets and other root vegetables. The nice thing about food sources of minerals is that you get them in their synergistic proportions as nature intended, without man interjecting what HE thinks your proportions should be. That is why it is important to get your mineral supplements from plant sources, not from ground up junk. As doctors Timothy O’Shea, Janet Lang and others have taught us, vitamins and minerals are biological complexes. They are not individual isolated compounds anywhere in nature. As such, they need the various co-factors, biological actions, and synergistic processes that nature intended, to be complete enough to be an asset to our physiological needs. Anything less compromises the very foundation of health that we are trying to accomplish with a healthy diet! 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

By: Bonnie Whiting What are some of the most endangered species in the world? 1) Ivory-Billed Woodpecker it’s so endangered it may actually be extinct. 2) Amur leopard is the worlds rarest cat. There’s only 40 left in Russia’s Far East. 3) Javan Rhinoceros there are only 60 left in Asia. 4) Northern Sportive Lemur is a fast dwindling species in Madagascar. 5) Northern Right Whale there are only 350 left in the Atlantic. 6) Leather Back Sea Turtle is the worlds largest Sea Turtle. Bonnie Whiting Dog Training/Animal Intuitive Alternative Pet Rescue & Adoptions Non. (208) 661-2286


Dolly is a sweet little rescue dog waiting for her forever home. Spayed female 1 years old. Loves to play and cuddle. Alternative Pet Rescue has a variety of friendly small dogs for adoption. For more info go to our FaceBook Fan Page Alternative Pet Rescue C.D.A. Id. (208)661-2286

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Resolutions for 2014 With the New Year coming soon, we have an opportunity to make some resolutions for changes in 2014. Even if we don’t typically make resolutions, there are some that are worthwhile to consider. Here are a few: --Is your paperwork in order? If you have an ongoing claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs, keep everything in a file, newest on top. Do you have a list of your personal information, including date of birth, list of places and dates you served (include names of personnel you remember from then to jog your memory later, if necessary), DD-214 or equivalent, marriage certificate, children’s birth certificates and life-insurance policy? If anything should happen to you, make it easier for your survivors: Have copies (print out online) of Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes, Claim for One Sum Payment Government Life Insurance, Claim for Monthly Payments National Service Life Insurance and Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker. Gather all this information and keep it all in one place. --If you’re not a member of a veterans service group, like American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars, join up. If you are a member, step forward and participate. Consider projects that would help other veterans and propose them to the group. Be an example: Set up regular dates to volunteer at the closest VA medical center. --Make a health goal and take small steps toward it on a regular basis. --If you have a mental-health concern but haven’t sought treatment, stop trying to deal with it by yourself. Whether you have depression, possible PTSD or suicidal thoughts, there is help. There’s no stigma attached to looking for a fix. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what others think or say. Your first responsibility is to yourself and being the best you can be. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

Scammers Never Stop It’s one thing to read about the scams that are aimed at seniors -- and quite another to know someone who has been a victim. A good friend of mine recently learned that his very elderly mother had been giving money to scammers for a period of time. Needless to say, the whole family is in shock. How it began, no one is certain, but somehow scammers contacted his mother with enough of a sob story that she gave them money. Soon they called back, and yes, she gave them more. Then the scammers apparently gave out her name and phone number, and very soon this elderly woman was being called day and night -- and giving money to multiple scammers. I imagine that she became fearful because of all the constant phone calls, and at some point she stopped answering the phone. Unable to reach her, one of her children called the police who went by on a welfare check. While the police were there, some of the scammers called. That’s when the whole story came out. By the time they were cut off, scammers had taken nearly $200,000 from this senior. The family will never get the money back and the scammers likely will never be found. It’s far too easy to become a victim of scammers who want your money. All you have to do is say “yes” one time. If you give them money just once, hoping they’ll go away, the opposite will happen, and you’ll be called more frequently and the pressure to give more will increase. Your name will be given to others who will do the same. If you’ve been pulled in by scammers, call the police now. Don’t wait. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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By Ed Stevenson In 2013, a sense of urgency drove traditional buyers hoping to take advantage of still-affordable home prices and historically low mortgage rates. Buyers found selection limited and were often forced into bidding wars with buyers who paid cash. Sellers reaped the rewards in terms of quick sales. Home prices will rise in 2014 but at a slower, more steady pace compared with historical trends. A slow steady pace is what we want to see and this is the trend we see in the Northwest and specifically in Kootenai County. As Idaho’s strong job market continues, dropping below the national average, and is expect to continue thought 2014 this helps drive a strong real estate market. The housing recovery has pushed up home prices nearly everywhere. In the past year, home prices rose in 225 of the 276 cities tracked by Clear Capital, a provider of real estate data and analysis. Prices nationwide increased by 10.9 percent, pushing the median price for existing homes up by $30,000, to $215,000. For people who have waited to sell their home or refinance their mortgage, that’s good news. Ed Stevenson 208~771~2161 NWMONARCH.COM

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver • It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who defined an egotist as “a person more interested in himself than in me.” • If you could go back in time and sample a beer from the 1700s, you would find it to be significantly stronger than similar libations that are served today. The higher alcohol content helped the brew survive the long voyage from England to colonial India. • Those who study such things say that roughly half of American women remove hair from their bikini area. Perhaps unsurprisingly, as women age, they become less likely to keep up the shaving or waxing, with only 19 percent of women aged 50-plus doing so. In Brazil, though, the practice is far more widespread; there, 65 percent of women in the 50-plus age group reported bikini hair removal. • The average horse will produce 10 gallons of saliva every day. • Historians claim that President John Quincy Adams kept a pet alligator in a White House bathroom. He reportedly was amused when unsuspecting guests had to make a trip to the loo. • I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never heard the word “pilgarlic” -- it’s not a term you hear every day. Its literal meaning is “peeled garlic,” but colloquially it was once used to describe a bald-headed person. • In the U.S. in 1900, imported perfume was taxed at a higher rate than imported opium. • If you are planning a trip to Hawaii, you might want to go to the Sea Life Park on Oahu. There you can see a rare creature: the wolphin. This cross between a killer whale and a bottlenosed dolphin also reportedly exists in the wild, but I imagine they’re a bit more difficult to find.

Thought for the Day:

“In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.” -- W.B. Prescott (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Heartburn - how do you spell Relief? by: Susan Ashley MD

Heartburn, or GERD, is one of the most common symptoms people experience as they get older. It's often felt as a burning in the chest which can extend up to the throat, and can worsen asthma, and, in fact, is a common cause of chronic cough. One of the most common treatments are drugs like prilosec, zantac, nexium (the purple pill) or antacids. However, these medications only treat the symptom, not the cause of the ailment, and when used long-term can cause numerous side effects. If you look at the label of prilosec, it says do not use for greater than 14 days, which is good advice but of course routinely ignored. Long term, these meds will decrease the absorption of calcium and magnesium and increase risk of osteoporosis - anyone on these for 5 or more years should have a bone density test. Since they decrease acid production, and acid is needed to break down protein, they can lead to a deficiency in protein and neurotransmitters which are made from protein. So what would be a better treatment? A simple remedy is to try melatonin 6mg at night. In a recent study, taking 6 mg a night for 40 nights completely eliminated symptoms! There were no side effects except occasional AM grogginess. Other remedies for heartburn include betaine, or HCl taken with meals to help digest the food more efficiently, especially important after age 50. D-limonene relieved GERD in 89% after 14 days; L-tryptophan 200mg /day converts to melatonin and is helpful; pancreatic enzymes with meals, and B6, B12 and folic acid help by increasing methylation capacity. It also helps not to go to bed with a full stomach. If you have heartburn, don't take an acid blocker indefinitely. Treat the root problem and cure the ailment permanently!

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

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It’s a good time to take a much-needed break from your recent hectic schedule and spend some time in quieter surroundings. Important news could arrive early next week. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Taurean traits of reliability and thoroughness could be well-tested when decision-makers consider your proposals and/or requests. Be prepared to answer some probing questions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A sudden attack of boredom leaves you with some tasks undone. It’s OK to take a short respite. But get back to work by week’s end so that you have time for other projects. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Avoid prejudging a situation just because it looks bad. Facts could emerge that would make your position uncomfortable, to say the least. A relative has interesting news to share with you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time to begin reassessing some of your recent decisions about your long-range goals to see if they still have merit. Spend more time with loved ones this weekend. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unsettled situation at home or on the job early in the week could drain your energy levels, making it difficult to get your work done on schedule. But things improve by midweek. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A temporary setback could give you time to go over your plans to find weaknesses you might have overlooked before. A romantic getaway with that special person is favored this weekend. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Professional and personal situations benefit once you set a positive tone in getting things off to a good start. Honest dialogue smoothes over any occasional display of balkiness. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A problem with workplace colleagues or family members seems to defy even your sage counsel. But be patient. Your words eventually will lead to a resolution. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Don’t just wait out that unexpected and unexplained delay in your career move. You could gain added respect if you ask why it happened and what you can do to move things along. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Although your workplace strategies usually are accepted, you could be challenged by someone who isn’t so favorably impressed. Be prepared to defend your positions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your friendship circle expands, with new people coming into your life at this time. Welcome them warmly. But don’t neglect those cherished longtime personal relationships.


You love to search for knowledge and share it with others. You would make an especially fine teacher. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel • On Jan. 9, 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. Originally published anonymously, “Common Sense” is considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American history. • On Jan. 8, 1916, Rembrandt Bugatti, a sculptor and younger brother of Italian auto designer and manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, commits suicide at the age of 31. Bugatti’s sculpture of a dancing elephant was featured as a hood ornament on a 1920s Bugatti Royale auto. • On Jan. 12, 1926, the two-man radio comedy series “Sam ‘n’ Henry” (later named “Amos ‘n’ Andy”) debuts in Chicago. Freeman Gosden and Charles Carrell, both white, played characters who were two black men from the Deep South. Over the next 22 years, the show would become the highest-rated comedy in radio history. • On Jan. 11, 1935, American aviator Amelia Earhart departs Wheeler Field in Honolulu on a solo flight to North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000 award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day, after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, Earhart safely landed at Oakland Airport in Oakland, Calif. • On Jan. 7, 1959, just six days after the fall of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in Cuba, U.S. officials recognize the new provisional government of the island nation. Despite fears that Fidel Castro might have communist leanings, the U.S. government believed that it could work with the new regime. • On Jan. 10, 1961, Dashiell Hammett, author of “The Maltese Falcon,” dies. Hammett left school at age 13, eventually landing at Pinkerton’s detective agency. He worked as a detective for eight years and turned his experiences into “hard-boiled” crime fiction. • On Jan. 6, 1975, a crowd of 2,000-plus lines up outside Boston Garden to buy tickets to the rock band Led Zeppelin. Someone pried open the Garden’s locked doors around midnight, and soon hundreds of beer-drinking, bottle-throwing Led Zeppelin fans had the run of the arena. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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FLASHBACK By Mick Harper

1. Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Gerry and the Pacemakers all had hits with what song from the musical “Carousel”? 2. Who co-wrote and released “Lido Shuffle”? 3. Who sang “Second Hand Rose” in the “Funny Girl” film? 4. Name the group that had an international hit with “Eye In The Sky.” 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman. But she was another man, All the girls around her say she’s got it coming, But she gets it while she can.” Answers 1. “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” written by Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1945. For many years, the it was the theme song for the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon and is still the song played at Liverpool Football games. 2. Boz Scaggs. The song was used in the movie “FM” in 1978 and on the soundtrack, which won a Grammy in 1979. 3. Barbra Streisand, in her role as Fanny Brice, in 1968. 4. The Alan Parsons Project, in 1982. Legend says the title came from all the security cameras in gambling casinos. 5. “Get Back,” by the Beatles, in 1969. The song was the first Beatles U.S. release in stereo. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Dear Auntie M.,

How do you keep a New Year’s resolution? I’ve always made a list of resolutions, but as I review my list for 2013 I see that I never kept, or achieved, even one of them. What’s up with that? I think I’m a pretty disciplined person - or in some ways, but why do I do this to myself? Hope you can shed some light on this as I don’t want to feel like a failure - again. At a Loss in Liberty Lake

Dear At a Loss, What you are feeling is very common. Statistically over 90% of resolutions are never met or kept. Why is that? Resolutions are usually focused on wanting to ‘stop’ or ‘lose’ something, on ‘not doing’ or ‘getting rid of.’ Statistics prove this approach doesn’t work. When we focus on loosing something, or not doing something, or stopping something, a part of us rebels. Our sub-conscious mind picks up on the negative and we actually program ourselves to fail. For example, the resolution “I want to lose 20 pounds” translates to ‘wanting’ but never ‘having.’ So, the new guru’s suggest we focus on the wording and on adding things - not subtracting. The revised resolution would be ‘ I have lost 20 pounds and feel great.’ Makes sense when you think about it - who wants to be deprived? Rewrite your resolutions to positive statements. Eliminate ‘try’, ‘want’, ‘need’ . Use ‘have’, ‘celebrate’, ‘enjoy’, i.e., “I celebrate my health by walking 3 times a week.” Feels much different than “I will try to walk 3 times a week”. The test? Reading them feels good and excites you. Here’s to your success in 2014! Please send your questions or comments to I shall be frank and honest with my response and provide resources where appropriate.

Nutty Breaded Recipe:


3-4 filets of salmon, about 4-6 oz. each 2-3 pieces whole grain or sprouted grain bread (slightly stale loaf heels work beautifully) 1/4 cup pecans 1-2 tsp. olive oil Place filets in baking dish. Salt and pepper them at your discretion. Tear bread into pieces and combine nuts and bread pieces in food processor. Grind to coarse consistency. Place mixture in a small bowl and slowly add oil while whisking with fork, adding only enough oil to barely moisten and coat mixture. Salmon has it’s own oils, not to be competed with by added ones. Only moisten the mixture so the bread crumbs don’t burn! Spoon mixture on top of fish and lightly pack down and level off with a fork. I like to put a generous layer on top, as much as 1/2 inch thick. If it is high quality bread, it will enhance the meal and add on it’s own that starchy component in a meal that is so mandatory in my family’s dinners. Bake salmon at 450 degrees until cooked to your preference, anywhere from 15-30 minutes, depending on your oven and how you like your salmon. Happy Eating, Bretta Provost 208-964-4420

Tidbits速 of of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #2 Jan 6th. 2014

TIDBITS 2 2014  

TIDBITS 2 2014