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TIDBITS® TAKES A RIDE ALONG ROUTE 66

by Kathy Wolfe Looking for an interesting vacation idea? Take the ultimate road trip with Tidbits along Route 66, one of the original U.S. Highways. Let’s visit some of the spots on the path, and learn the history of what has been called the Main Street of America. • In 1926, Route 66 was officially commissioned, a 2,448-mile (3,940-km) road from Chicago to Los Angeles, winding through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. At the end of that year, just 800 miles (1,287 km) were paved. Road signs didn’t go up until the following year. It wasn’t until 1938 that the entire route was paved, the first highway to have this completed. • Because the route passed through hundreds of small towns, there was a dramatic increase in the number of “mom and pop” businesses, service stations, roadside diners, and motels. America’s first drive-through restaurant, Red’s Giant Hamburg opened along the road in Springfield, Missouri. The Cozy Dog Drive Inn, still in operation today in Springfield, Illinois, offered some of the route’s first fast food and the introduction of the corn dog. The first McDonald’s opened in 1945 in San Bernardino at the end of the road, offering 19_ cheeseburgers and 20_ malts. It’s now a museum and Route 66 historic site. Turn the page for more!

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Tidbits® of CDA ROUTE 66 (continued): • During the massive dust bowl storms of the 1930s in the Midwest, when millions of tons of topsoil were blown away, over 200,000 people migrated to California along Route 66 in search of a better life. John Steinbeck wrote of the migration in his 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, dubbing the highway the “Mother Road” and the road of flight for “refugees from dust and shrinking land.” • In the 1950s, Route 66 became a vacation destination with a wide variety of roadside attractions. Teepee-shaped motels, trading posts, and tourist traps catered to those visiting caves, canyons, mountains, and deserts. The highway ran through Arizona’s Painted Desert, Meteor Crater, and near the Grand Canyon. During the 1940s, the Wigwam Village chain of motels sprang up along the highway. With individual cabins built in the form of teepees, there were seven original locations. Two of the three remaining motels are located on Route 66, in Holbrook, Arizona and Rialto, California. • Full-service gas stations popped up along the length of the route. One major company even took its name from the highway. In 1927, the Phillips Company’s newly-developed high-octane gasoline was tested along U.S. Highway 66 in Oklahoma. As the automobile reached its top speed, it was noted that the number was 66 mph (106 km/hr), a fast pace for that era. The new fuel was named Phillips 66, and the company’s shield logo was designed to resemble the road sign. • Near Amarillo, Texas, travelers can visit Cadillac Ranch, a row of 10 Cadillacs with the tailfins reaching to the sky. The cars, ranging from 1949 to 1963, are half-buried, nose first in the Texas countryside, the brainstorm of a Texas patron of the arts. It’s the only place in Texas where it is legal to spray graffiti on an object.

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What is Tidbits?

A “tidbit” is defined as “a tasty morsel to be enjoyed before the meal”. And that’s just what Tidbits® is – a non-controversial, weekly paper dedicated to publishing entertaining morsels for the mind, food for thought as it were: trivia, fun facts, amusing stories and oddities. Tidbits is distributed to over 200 locations throughout the area. Tidbits can be found in restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, offices, banks, libraries, hair salons, auto repair shops, motels, hospitals, medical & dental waiting rooms, retail stores, etc. Our weekly readership is 14,800. If you would like to add your event, stories, ad info or any comments, please feel free to e-mail me at evelyn2318@gmail.com or call me at 208.755.9120.

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Page 3 ROUTE 66 (continued): • Restored to its original grandeur, the world’s largest ketchup bottle stands proudly near Collinsville, Illinois, formerly along Route 66. Built in 1949, this 170-ft.-tall (50-m) structure is actually a water tower painted like a Brooks Rich & Tangy Ketchup bottle, and could actually hold 640,000 14-oz. bottles of ketchup. The Brooks Company left the area in the 1970s. • In 1946, songwriter Bobby Troup was on a cross-country trip from Pennsylvania to Los Angeles and came up with the idea of writing a song about the journey. The result was “Get Your Kicks on Route 66,” a song that became a huge hit that year for Nat King Cole. When Troup had trouble coming up with lyrics for the tune, he simply filled it with names of towns along the way, starting with the Missouri cities of St. Louis and Joplin, then on to Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Texas, Gallup, New Mexico, the Arizona communities of Winona and Kingman, and California cities Barstow and San Bernardino. Of the eight states that Route 66 passed through, Kansas is the only state not mentioned in the song. • Interest in Route 66 was revitalized in 2006 when Pixar released the animated film Cars, which chronicled the decline of the fictional community of Radiator Springs when the once-booming town was bypassed by the interstate. The idea of Cars was hatched after Pixar’s creative director took a cross-country road trip with his family. He based many of the film’s sites on real-life locations he encountered, including the general store in Hackberry, Arizona, and Erick, Oklahoma’s Sand Hills Curiosity Shop. The movie’s bridges resemble several along Route 66 in Oklahoma, Arizona, and California. The film calls its teepee-shaped motor court the Cozy Cone Motel.

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• Glitter cleanup can be a hassle. Here’s my tip for getting it up quickly with no mess left behind: Use play dough. Just press it into the stray glitter, and it will pick the glitter right up. Then, you’ve created Glitter Dough! Oh, your kids will be impressed. Here are some more kid tips. -JoAnn • Can’t seem to part with those baby blankets now that the kids are not babies anymore? Don’t! Sew them into floor pillow covers and watch the kids get a few more years out of them. • “My daughter is old enough to play on our street with her friends, but not necessarily old enough for a cellphone. Instead, we repurposed a set of walkie talkies. Her boundary is in walkietalkie range, and we can communicate. Plus, it’s just fun!” -- T.F. in Maryland • “Our friends who live in an apartment have a great storable-sandbox solution. They use a plastic under-the-bed storage bin filled with sand and toys. It has a lid and can be stored easily on their balcony. The kids still get to play in the sand, even on rainy days.” -- W. in Kentucky • “I saw this idea in a magazine somewhere, and now I make them for other moms and dads as they are cute and functional: Make a cell-number beaded bracelet your kids can wear when you go out. Little kids may not remember Mommy’s cell phone number, but they can bring the bracelet to a store employee and ask him or her to call the number on the bracelet. Use elastic thread and colorful number beads.” -- P.S. in Oregon • Using a 1/4-inch hole punch, which you can get at a hardware store for cheap, it’s easy to make a straw hole in the plastic tops of kids’ singleserving drinks, like milk and water bottles. Less chance of a spill. 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 heresatip@yahoo.com. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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® of®Dallas Tidbits County Tidbits of CDA ROUTE 66 (continued): • The 1939 AAA travel directory lists Cuba, Missouri’s Wagon Wheel Cabins as one of the finest motor courts in the state. Constructed in 1934 of Ozark stone, each cabin had its own private tub or shower bath with rates of $2.50 per day for two persons. It’s still in operation today. Cuba also opened Carr’s Phillips 66 service station in 1932 to accommodate the increase of travelers along the route. • Route 66 began its slow decline in 1953, when Oklahoma opened the Turner Turnpike between Tulsa and Oklahoma, bypassing 100 miles and each of the towns along the road. In 1956, President Eisenhower signed the Interstate Highway Act, calling for a modern four-lane highway system with no intersections. Service stations and commercial businesses were prohibited at the highway access sites and within a few short years, as small towns were bypassed, businesses began to fail from lack of traffic. In 1965, the Highway Beautification Act restricted the road signs that urged travelers to pull off the exit to reach Route 66. • Route 66 was officially decommissioned and removed from the U.S. Highway system in 1985, and was taken off road maps. Motorists can no longer drive Route 66 uninterrupted from Chicago to Los Angeles. Parts of it are the “business loop” in many cities, while other sections are state and local roads, and some are completely abandoned. Several stretches have been preserved, with some having been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Smoke on the Water

The Panhandle Parks Foundation is putting a BBQ Festival on the Map. It is called Smoke on the Water and the new event will be held on August 31 from 11-8 pm at the Coeur d Alene City Park. There will be live music, backyard BBQ competition professional BBQ masters, and delish food. Stop by the beer garden and enjoy ice cold drink and some BBQ chicken, ribs and pork. It is a great way to bring the community together by using local merchant’s to create a fabulous home cooked BBQ event. The event is the beginning of a new festival for City of Coeur d Alene. Next year Smoke on the Water will be a sanctioned Barbeque Competitive event where 15-30 BBQ teams will compete for cash prizes in the New McEuen Park. So come down and join us Saturday August 31st at 11 o clock. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Panhandle Parks Foundation whose mission is to acquire, support and preserve parks, open space and recreational areas in all Northern counties of Idaho. For more information about the Smoke on the Water Barbeque event and the Panhandle Parks Foundation please visit PanhandleParksFoundation. org.

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Minerals: The Vital Elements Minerals, especially on a cellular level are vital to the functioning of the human body. Every organ and gland is activated by minerals. For instance, the thyroid needs iodine, the pancreas needs chromium and vanadium, and the stomach needs zinc. However, taking them in isolated form (taking a bottle of zinc) isn’t necessarily good. Wherever minerals are found in nature, they are always found in groupings, never alone. There are synergistic qualities of minerals, meaning they need other minerals, in combination, in order to be effective. They are intended to be consumed in the proportions that nature provides, not in the mega doses we so wrongly presume we need. Synergy means that 1 + 1 equals 4 or 8 or even 16. That the combination is much more powerful than any one alone. It also means that smaller amounts in nature-perfect combinations work better than large amounts. Minerals come from the soil. However, they have to be put into a form that we can assimilate. We can’t just grab a handful of dirt and chew on it and expect it to be absorbed. Yet many minerals found in supplement bottles are just that – they’re called “oxides”, and assimilation is poor at best. We need plants to uptake the minerals and convert them to a usable form. We eat the plants and get the minerals. This is one place in nature where we need a “middle man”. Green leafy vegetables and sea vegetables (such as kelp, nori (used on sushi rolls) and dulse) are the best sources of minerals. Minerals are essential for proper functioning of the brain, the hormonal, immune, cardiovascular, renal, musculoskeletal and Integumentary (skin, hair, nails) systems. Although widely used to support the function of these systems, mostly from a symptom-chasing perspective, taking minerals in an isolated form (non-food form) can cause other problems. Minerals have antagonistic effects. For instance, taking an excess of zinc can antagonize, or suppress cadmium, potassium, chromium, sulfur, manganese, iron, copper and phosphorus. Taking too much magnesium can suppress manganese, calcium, sodium, potassium, copper and phosphorus. Minerals are naturally found in the perfect proportion for health. Eating them in their perfect form, as foods, is essential. Mineral supplements should be from foods. The labels should read something like “kelp, alfalfa, spinach, kale”, etc. They should not include the words “oxide” or “carbonate” or anything that doesn’t sound like a food. In our desperate efforts to restore health, we reach for mega-doses of anything to make us feel better. Although initially you may feel better, as the body is depleted of other minerals as a result of inappropriate intake of minerals, we simply reach for more. Not always a good idea! Always take minerals the way nature intended – through food sources! 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.

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Q: What Do New Investors Really Need to Know? A: If you’re starting out as an investor, you might feel overwhelmed. After all, there’s a lot to know. But you can get a good grip on the investment process by becoming familiar with a few basic concepts. First, know the difference between stocks and bonds. When you purchase stocks, or stockbased investments, you’ll own shares in companies. By contrast, when you purchase bonds, you are lending money to a company or a governmental unit. Barring default, you can expect regular interest payments and, when your bond matures, you can expect return of your principal. Besides knowing the “nuts and bolts” of stocks and bonds, you need to be aware of what you have to do as an investor. You must set goals — and then design a strategy for pursuing them. And you must realize that investing is a long-term process — don’t expect to “get rich quick.” Finally, remember that all investments carry the potential for both risk and reward. By keeping these concepts in mind, you’ll be better prepared for your journey through the investment world. Scarlet N. Kelso Financial Advisor 208-667-8284

Q. How old should a kitten or puppy be to be spayed or neutered? A. Both procedures can now safely be performed on cats and dogs who are eight to twelve weeks old and weigh at least two pounds. Early age surgery is significantly easier and quicker to perform, and younger animals have fewer complications during and following surgery, and fewer medical problems later. That’s why surgical costs are less for pre-puberty patients, age 8 to 16 weeks, and you may notice veterinarians offering pediatric spay/neuter as a specialty. The bigger or older the pet, the greater the surgery cost. Generally when kittens and puppies are six months old they are mature enough to produce offspring. ~ For more Spay/ Neuter Facts visit AnimalAlliesID.org. Call Today 208-676-8844

Why Print Advertising Still Works (in a Digital Age) Print advertising is absorbed in a linear and user-controlled manner. The reader decides how long to stay on each page, and when to move away. It’s actually easy to observe the difference if you spend time in an airport terminal. Watch the people reading magazines and those reading on their laptops or tablets. You will notice that people reading magazines spend more time on each page (compared to how long people spend on each screen), and that they tend to be more relaxed and leisurely about what they are doing. People using digital devices tend to tap, mouse, scroll, and swipe as they skip from screen to screen fairly rapidly. (This is true across all generations, by the way—not just for “digital natives.”)

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REAL ESTATE TALK Why Use a REALTOR® REALTORS® Are Experts Eighty-five percent of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent when selling their home, according to NAR Research, and 79 percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker. Why Use a REALTOR®? Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. REALTORS® Are Part of the Community REALTORS® Work to End Housing Discrimination - during April, which is Fair Housing Month, and all year long. REALTORS® are active members of their communities. REALTORS® Protect You Only REALTORS® Follow a Code of Ethics To be a member of NAR and a REALTOR®, a real estate agent must abide by a set of professional principles and serve clients fairly.

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Outdoor Pet Safety DEAR PAW’S CORNER: You’ve posted a lot of warnings about keeping pets indoors and out of hot cars during the summertime. However, I have two large dogs that have always been “outside” dogs. They seem to tolerate the heat well, but are there any precautions I should take? -- Carol in Tallahassee, Fla. DEAR CAROL: It’s important to monitor pets that are outside, whether they are out there for a few minutes or for most of the day. Even on moderately warm days, bearing the heat can be a struggle. Make sure that your dogs have a wellshaded area with good ventilation where they can rest out of the hot sun. Cool, fresh water should always be nearby -- on hot days, check their water dishes frequently. Check your dogs often to make sure they’re not showing signs of heat injury or heat stroke. Dogs can go very quickly from seemingly normal to serious distress, particularly in hot temperatures. A dry tongue, excessive panting and appearing to be in a stupor are serious warnings signs; if your dogs show these, or have a high body temperature or go into seizures, contact the veterinarian immediately. Don’t put cold water or ice packs on a dog showing signs of heat stroke; bring it to the emergency vet right away. Consider creating a space for your dogs in an air-conditioned part of the house for days that are especially hot for your area. Bring them to it during the hottest part of the day, and let them back outside in the evening and morning. Send your questions or comments to ask@ pawscorner.com. Did you know mosquitoes can transmit heartworm larvae to dogs, but fleas don’t? Find out more in my new book “Fighting Fleas,” available now on Amazon. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Don’t Get Tricked on Survey Results Disheartening Obamacare The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) recently conducted a survey of its members, with respondents replying to 250 questions on a variety of topics. The results, while not surprising, are disheartening. Here is a sample of the questions and responses: • Rating President Barack Obama’s performance on improving lives of veterans: 44 percent said poor. The president listens to veterans: 66 percent disagreed. • Rating Congress’s performance on improving lives of veterans: 55 percent said poor. Congress listens to veterans: 80 percent disagreed. --While 42 percent rated the GI Bill as good, 36 percent said there were problems with late payments. Of those, 60 percent said the VA wasn’t helpful in getting the matter resolved. • When it comes to work, 16 percent were unemployed, with 45 percent of those unemployed for more than a year. • With disabilities, the stats are: PTSD 65 percent, hearing loss 47 percent and traumatic brain injury 39 percent, with mental health not far behind. • Most disheartening of all are the stats on suicide. Of the respondents, 30 percent have thought of taking their own lives, and 45 percent know a veteran who has attempted suicide. Additionally, 37 percent know a veteran who has committed suicide, and of those, 60 percent know more than one who has. • Asked why they hadn’t gotten help for suicidal thoughts, two responses stood out: 43 percent were concerned it would affect their career, and 33 percent were concerned about peer perceptions. To view the rest of the information on the survey, along with the charts and graphs, go online to iava.org.

We’ve all heard about the coming “Obamacare,” the new Affordable Care Act that will provide health insurance. The scammers have heard about it too, and are taking advantage of all the confusion -- especially with seniors. Here are some tricks that scammers might try to use on you: • You might get a phone call saying you can be one of the first to get your new health insurance card -- if you’ll provide certain information. • You might be told that it’s illegal not to sign up for the insurance and that you must give your personal information or you could go to jail. • You could be told that your Medicare information has to be verified and updated, or it will be canceled. They might ask for an “upfront” fee to help you sort it all out. • The scammers might try to sell you a health policy as a way of getting your credit card or bank numbers. These are all lies. The sharpies are trying to trick you into revealing your bank-account information, your Social Security number, your credit-card numbers, your address and your Medicare card number. Even if they say they’re from “the government,” and even if they do have some of your information, that doesn’t mean it’s legitimate. The government isn’t going to call you to insist you sign up for Obamacare. Here are a few of the facts: • If you’re already signed up with Medicare, you don’t have to sign up for Obamacare. • Others who have to sign up for the insurance can start signing up in October, with it taking effect next January. Remember: These scammers are very slick and very convincing. Don’t be fooled. Just hang up. Then call the Federal Trade Commission to file a complaint at 1-877-382-4357.

Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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More health tips in the news: by: Susan Ashley MD The newest rheumatoid arthritis drug, Xeljanz, comes with a black box warning that it can cause tuberculosis and lymphoma. It's also expensive - $24,000/year. Medical mistakes are the 5th leading cause of death

in the US. Calcium channel blockers are linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Women taking these meds - amlodipine, diltiazem, isradipine, nicardipine, nifedipine, nisoldipine and verapamil - for greater than 10 years had a 2.5 times grater chance of getting breast cancer. Skim milk can actually cause weight gain and is more toxic than whole milk. Numerous studies have shown that high blood pressure is not linked to sodium. Indeed, low sodium levels is linked to heart and kidney disease, and in the elderly, fatigue, confusion and dizziness. Hearing loss is connected to Alzheimer's disease, and a deficiency of folate, vitamin B12 and Zinc. The one treatment that is nearly 100% effective in reversing type 2 diabetes is weight loss. Even losing 5-7% of body weight cuts diabetes risk in half. 90% of hormones are regulated by your brain. A slow brain causes a slow body, and is often the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. Eating 2 kiwis a day can eliminate depression. Low vitamin D is associated with brittle bones in the elderly, and can actually "age" your bones. Susan Ashley MD is the owner of Family Medicine Liberty Lake, and is board certified in both Family Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She can be reached at 509928-6700

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by Samantha Weaver • It was Napoleon Bonaparte who made the following sage observation: “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” • In 2006, an 87-year-old Oregon man, Marty Alvey, lost nearly all his sight, due (unsurprisingly) to age-related causes. This is not noteworthy. However, three years later, the same man became faint and dizzy, so he called 911. He began to feel better on the ambulance ride to the hospital, but he wanted to be checked out anyway. By the time the doctor made it to his room, Alvey’s sight had been restored. Even after thorough examinations by two ophthalmologists, no cause was found. • If you’re pregnant in Switzerland, don’t tell anyone the name you plan to give your baby; it’s considered to bring bad luck. • Smugglers will never stop trying to find creative ways to transport illicit goods from one part of the world to another. In 2009, a German man tried to smuggle 44 lizards out of New Zealand in his underwear; it seems that he had sewn special pockets in his undergarments specifically for the creatures. • If a frog eats too many fireflies, it will begin to glow. • You’ve probably heard or seen pictures of bioluminescent lagoons, but the bacteria that cause this phenomenon are not limited to small bays and inlets. In fact, there is a bioluminescent patch of ocean to be found off the horn of Africa. “Patch” may not be quite the right word to describe it, though; the area that glows is the same size as the state of Connecticut. • You might be surprised to learn that the sweatiest part of the human body is not the armpits; it’s the palms of the hands. *** Thought for the day: “I hate women because they always know where things are.” -- Voltaire (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty might upset some people, but you inevitably win more admirers for having the courage to tell the truth when others are more likely to scramble for cover. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your efforts to defend your project begin to show favorable results. You should soon be able to win over even the most determined detractors who had lined up against it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You win praise for your selfless efforts in a very difficult situation. But be careful not to allow your generous nature to be exploited by those who have their own agenda. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A trusted colleague sheds light on a recent spate of puzzling workplace situations. This should give you the information you need to bring to your superior’s attention. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A shift in workplace management could be helpful for talented Leos and Leonas who have been waiting to have their accomplishments rewarded by receptive leadership. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A misunderstanding between you and someone you care for should be corrected immediately. This relationship is too important to lose over a bruised ego. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A welcome piece of good news helps clear the air in a family situation. A job-related incident also eases as more information provides a clearer focus on the problem. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Quick action to heal bruised feelings pays off in a big way. Now you’ll be able to move forward with your plans without that problem holding you back. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your creativity combined with a positive attitude should give you a considerable edge in finding a way to get around the negativity you’ve run into. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) That sudden streak of stubbornness could cause some problems. Try to be more open to helpful suggestions and more flexible in making needed changes. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Now that that special relationship appears to be well and truly restored, you can spend more time dealing with those long-needed workplace changes. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new opportunity sounds promising. But watch out for any conditions that might be attached. Before making a decision, ask that each one be explained in detail. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be distracted by promises of good times, yet you ultimately reach the goals you set for yourself. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel • On Aug. 30, 30 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. She committed suicide possibly by means of an asp, a poisonous Egyptian serpent and symbol of divine royalty. • On Aug. 29, 1876, Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the electric self-starter, is born in Loundonville, Ohio. Kettering’s inventions spread far beyond the automotive industry: He helped develop the refrigerant Freon, and took an active role in the medical industry, inventing a treatment for venereal disease, an incubator for premature infants and artificial fever therapy. • On Aug. 27, 1908, future president Lyndon Baines Johnson is born on a farm near Stonewall, Texas. As president, Johnson pushed through the creation of Medicare/Medicaid, Head Start, the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. • On Aug. 26, 1959, the British Motor Corporation launches its newest car, the small, affordable Mark I Mini. The Mini went on to become one of the best-selling British cars in history. At only 10 feet long, the $800 Mini could sit four adults and had a trunk big enough for a reasonable amount of luggage. • On Sept. 1, 1964, pitcher Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese man to play in U.S. baseball’s major leagues. Murakami was a teenage baseball prodigy in Japan, and his left-handed sidearm delivery proved an asset in the United States. • On Aug. 28, 1972, the U.S. Air Force gets its first ace designation since the Korean War when Captain Richard S. Ritchie and his “backseater” (radar intercept officer), Captain Charles B. DeBellevue, shoot down his fifth MiG near Hanoi. • On Aug. 31, 1985, Richard Ramirez, the notorious “Night Stalker,” is captured and nearly killed by a mob in East Los Angeles, Calif., after being recognized from a photograph shown on television and in newspapers. Ramirez was pulled from the enraged mob by police officers. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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City’s Arts Commission Now Accepting Nominations for 18th Annual Mayor’s Awards in the Arts The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 18th Annual Mayor’s Awards in the Arts. Nominations may be submitted by art organizations, individuals, or businesses, and must be received by September 5, 2013. The Mayor’s Awards in the Arts are presented by the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission and the City of Coeur d’Alene to recognize and encourage excellence in the arts and to stimulate and support awareness of the arts throughout the City. Nominees may be businesses, organizations, or individuals who have, through distinguished service or creative accomplishment, made a significant contribution to the arts in Coeur d’Alene, but need not be based or have residence actually within the City Limits. Nominations should be based on the three categories in which the awards are presented. The first category, “Excellence in the Arts,” recognizes artists who have made a significant contribution to the awareness of the arts in Coeur d’Alene. They are evaluated on their community participation, previous recognition received, and the quality and originality of their work. The second category, “Support of the Arts,” recognizes individuals or organizations based on the length of their commitment to the arts, the type of support they give (financial, volunteer services, etc.), and their overall involvement in the support of art in Coeur d’Alene. The third category, “Arts in Education,” recognizes individuals or organizations for their efforts to strengthen public arts education in the geographic region of School District 271. The award is given based on years of commitment to and advocacy for arts education. “It is a privilege to recognize the individuals and organizations in our community that make art accessible to everyone,” Mayor Bloem said. For nomination forms, please contact Amy Ferguson, Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission staff support, at 666-5754, or you can pick up a nomination form at City Hall, 710 Mullan Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, or download a form from the city’s website at www.cdaid.org. The Mayor’s Awards in the Arts will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6 p.m., at the Hagadone Event Center.


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