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TTIDBITS® STUDIES UP ON GENIUSES by Kathy Wolfe
The simple definition of genius is someone with “exception intellectual or creative ability.” That can certainly be said of the individuals Tidbits examines this week. • What constitutes a genius IQ level? Intelligence tests are based on one devised by French psychologist Alfred Binet in the 1950s. Average intelligence falls between a score of 85 and 114. It’s estimated that about half of the world’s population has an IQ between 90 and 110. A score of about 160 is considered to be a genius. About 1% of all the people in the world are above 136. It’s believed that Einstein’s IQ was 160, while Mozart’s is estimated at 165. • Considered the world’s first real child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began studying violin and harpsichord at age 3. At 5, he was performing at the University of Salzburg and at Vienna’s Imperial Court the following year. He was 6 when he began composing minuets and other short pieces. His first symphony came along at age 8 and an opera at 12. Mozart received all of his education from his father and never attended a school. He frequently experienced anxiety, loneliness, and sadness, and occasionally exhibited the symptoms of Tourette’s Syndrome and bipolarism. Although he only lived to age 35, he composed more than 600 pieces, including 68 symphonies, 27 piano concertos, horn concertos, violin sonatas, and many volumes of string quartet music.
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GENIUSES (continued): • Albert Einstein was responsible for “the world’s most famous equation,” E=mc2, the formula for mass-energy equivalence. Yet this German-born physicist failed his first college entrance exam, passing only the math and sciBy : Evelyn Bevacqua ence sections, forcing him to attend a secondary school before retaking and passing the test a year TIDBITS ANNOUNCES A NEW later. Einstein’s 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics was CONTEST ENTER TO WIN A awarded for his discovery of the law of the phoRESTAURANT GIFT toelectric effect. He came to America on a visit in 1933, and made the decision to stay when new CERTIFICATE! German laws prohibited him from teaching at It’s FUN and Easy! Each week a different business any university there. He renounced his German logo will appear multiple times throughout the paper. citizenship, took a teaching position at Princeton, The logo will be in color and different sizes Count and became a U.S. citizen in 1940. Regarding the number of times it appears including the ads. the topic of genius, he once said, “The difference Then call or email the answer to evelyn2318@ gmail.com or Call 208.755.9120. . The Winner will between stupidity and genius is that genius has be contacted and announced each week with a photo its limits.” in front of the participating restaurant. Answers must • Regarded as one of the greatest scien- be submitted by 6:00 p.m.on Sunday. tists of all times, Isaac Newton almost became a farmer. His mother urged him to follow in his late father’s footsteps on the family farm, but this genius disliked the profession intensely. He attended Cambridge University, studying mathematics, physics, and astronomy. We’re most familiar with his theory of gravitation, developed after watching an apple fall from a tree. Most folks have also heard of his law of inertia that states that an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion. This week's $25.00 gift certifiAnother familiar Newton law is that for every cate will be from Fuki’s Resaction, there is an equal and opposite reaction. taurant and the logo will be Newton was also responsible for the first practical reflecting telescope. Modern-day psycholoA1WIGS by Tamara! gists believe it’s quite possible that this genius had Asperger Syndrome, an autism disorder characterized by severe difficulties in social situations.
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Jan 17, 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 Jan 17, 2014 Family Fun at the Symphony 7:30 PM The Coeur d'Alene Symphony presents a concert for the entire family featuring music from your favorite movies and other light pieces including an amusing arrangement of Beethoven's 5th. Youth to age 12 are admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are available from the Symphony Office (208-765-3833) or online at www.cdasymphony.org Further Information: Jeanne Randolph 208-765-3833 (M-W 10:00-2:00), firstname.lastname@example.org Jan 18, 2014 Location: CdA Kroc Center 45th Snowshoe Softball Tournament 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Jan 18, 2014 The first game for all teams will start at 9:00am & 2nd game @ 10:30am. Any questions contact Russ Brown, 9811670 or Tiffany Adams, 276-7577 Location: Hwy 57/Luby Bay Rd., Priest Lake, ID Jan 19, 2014 WINTER CARNIVAL-FAMILY FUN DAY-PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL WIFE CARRYING All Day Event Location: Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area, I-90 Exit 0, Mullan, ID 83873
GENIUSES (continued): • Although we think of Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone, he had 17 other patents, including hydrofoil boats, aerial vehicles, and selenium cells. Bell was 29 years old and working on an improvement to the telegraph when he invented the telephone. As a young boy, he had come up with a talking doll that said, “Mama,” and at age 12, built a device for the process of dehusking wheat. Following the shooting of President James Garfield in 1881, Bell quickly devised an electromagnetic apparatus to try to locate the bullet lodged in Garfield’s abdomen. In 1906, this genius with a vision said, “The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.” • Robert “Bobby” Fischer was an American chess master, who at age 14, won the World Chess Championship, the youngest winner of the title. At 15, he was the youngest international grandmaster of all time. This son of a biophysicist father and a teacher, then nurse, then physician mother, Bobby learned chess when he was six years old, using the instructions from a chess set bought at a candy store. As a genius with an IQ of 187, he dropped out of high school at age 16 to dedicate himself to the game. His famous 1972 world championship match against the USSR’s Boris Spassky put Fischer in the public eye. After that match, he became a recluse and didn’t play a competitive game in public for nearly 20 years. • A modern-day genius, 30-year-old Michael Kearney received his first bachelor’s degree at age 10, and had earned three more by age 21, followed by a doctorate in chemistry at 22. Kearney spoke his first words at four months, and at six months, surprised his pediatrician by saying, “I have a left ear infection.” By 10 months, he was reading, and graduated from high school at age six.
® County, of Dallas Tidbits® ofTidbits of Kootenai Idaho County Issue #3 Jan 13th. 2014 GENIUSES (continued): • When Edison was developing the phonograph, it wasn’t as a form of entertainment. He was more interested in its educational and business possibilities – teaching elocution and diction, recordings for the blind, dictation, and recording a teacher’s instructions. During the 1880s, this brilliant individual filed for a new patent on the average of every five days, more than 1,300 items over the course of his creative life. Because he had dyslexia, Edison spent just three months in public school before his mother chose to deal with his learning disability by homeschooling him. Although we mainly remember his “big” inventions, such as the stock ticker, voting machine, motion picture camera and projector, phonograph, and incandescent light bulbs, Edison was also the inventor of waxed paper! As to being a genius, Edison had this to say, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99% perspiration.” • Kim Ung-Yong’s IQ is approximately 210, perhaps the highest in the world. By his third birthday, he was reading Japanese, Korean, German, and English, and was enrolled as a physics student at South Korea’s Hanyang University. At 8, he was invited by NASA to study in the U.S. and work for the organization. After 10 years with NASA, he returned to Korea and obtained his doctorate in civil engineering.
• Before you use your grater to grate cheese, give it a quick shot of nonstick spray. It will keep the cheese from gunking up in the grate. If you need softened butter for a recipe, you can grate it frozen, and it will soften up very quickly, but not melt like in a microwave. • “Eliminate the odor of peanut butter after you wash the jar by rinsing it with white vinegar. I use peanut butter jars for storing things in my shop because they are a good size and the twistoff top is very secure. One time, the jar smelled like peanut butter, and I guess a mouse decided he’d like to get a taste. I found the gnawed-on jar on my outside workbench. Luckily, there wasn’t anything in it.” -- T.E. in Georgia • “I have found a new way to grocery shop and stay on budget. I use my calculator as I am going through, and add up as I go. Once I hit my budget, I can’t get anything else, so I have learned to get the things I really need first (most of them on the perimeter of the store), then shop the aisles for other things. I have stayed on budget for two months, when before I had been going over budget a lot!” -- E.O. in Oregon • Clean your cellphone screen often. This is especially important if you have a smartphone. We use our fingers nonstop to touch the phone, then put it directly up to our face. It’s a germ’s paradise. Just remember: A quick swipe with an alcohol cloth might save you from getting the flu this season. Stay healthy! • “When heater season is in full effect -- like now -- I keep a spray bottle of water, to which I add 2 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener. I spritz the house from time to time, and it will add humidity as well as a pleasant scent, but it also keeps my carpets from making my kids little zappers (from static buildup when dragging their feet!).” -- M.A. in Ohio 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) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Here is a report on an act of kindness Thank You, Andrew! The other day I saw a homeless man sitting with his dog outside of McDonalds. I instantly felt bad for him because it’s dumping snow and it’s 20 degrees outside. When I made my order I also ordered a five dollar burger and a coffee for him. When I got the food I pulled back around to where he was sitting. I hopped out of my truck walked over to him and said, “Here you go, man. It’s not much but it’s something.” The man burst into tears and said “Thank you, young man. I’ve been saving money for two days now so I can get me and my dog some food.” This experience really opened my eyes, and from now on I will have a whole new perspective on homeless people! Evelyn Bevacqua shared this experience: The other day I was in Hasting’s Book Store and I noticed a young man, probably 22 years old, checking out a display of cool stuff. From his physical appearance I got the idea that he may be battling cancer. When I went to check out he was in line in front of me with only a soda to purchase, not any of the stuff he had been admiring. I watched as he searched through a plastic bag with some coins in it as he tried to come up with the money for his soda. Clearly he didn’t have enough coins to make his purchase. So, I told him that I would pay for his soda. His eyes got big and he clapped his hands and gave me a big wet kiss....well, I really didn’t expect that and have to say I was kind of shocked at his response. When I left the store I noticed that he had boarded a bus. The sign on the bus told me it was for mentally ill children. I won’t forget his joy and show of gratitude; such a large reward for such a small gesture. I have to say, it made my day! Should I let my cat/dog have a litter before she is spayed?
Unless you are a professional responsible breeder, there’s no reason for a female cat or dog to have even one litter. It
Q: What is your your lifestyle? Not whether you are married or where you live, but rather, how are you choosing to live your life? What choices are you making to keep yourself and your family healthy and financially sound? A: It is startling to learn that some of the most prevalent causes of illness, disease, and death-including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes - are all heavily influenced by lifestyle. For example, we don't usually think of cancer as a lifestyle disease. We think a person is unlucky if they have cancer, and often we have a fatalistic outlook toward news that someone has developed cancer. But only approximately 10% of cancers are based on genetics. The vast majority of cancer cases are very much related to how we live our lives - our environment, the food we eat, whether we exercise regularly, quality of our relationships and the career paths we choose. OXIDATIVE STRESS AND WE ALL HAVE IT! LOOKING FOR SOME OPTIONS?
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Q: Should I let my cat/dog have a litter before she is spayed? A: Unless you are a professional responsible breeder, there’s no reason for a female cat or dog to have even one litter. It won’t make her a better companion, and it will increase the likelihood that she will develop mammary cancer. For the greatest health benefits, the best time to spay
is before her first heat cycle. You should also know that adequate care for just one litter of kittens or puppies costs more than spaying/neutering. Feeding, worming and first vaccinations can cost $200-$300. Are you prepared to pay for additional medical expenses from possible complications with the births? And can you guarantee that all the offspring will have good life-long homes? More than half of them won’t be that lucky. The allure of kittens and puppies often wears off when they become cats and dogs. Even if you find good homes, every home you find for your pet’s offspring takes away a home from a shelter animal.
Help prevent future homeless pets and give your pet the chance for a healthier life. Spay/Neuter for a Brighter Future For more info visit AnimalAlliesID.org
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By Dr. Holly Carling
GAINING CONTROL OF YOUR WEIGHT
As we consider our goals for the year, losing weight nearly always gets added to the list. Also is the desire tobe healthier, more productive, more organized, and to eat healthier.Losing weight involves many things, but most people think the only links to a healthier weight is exercise and dieting. Although generally helpful, either can have the opposite effect as well. If dieting is not done properly, your body could perceive it as a state of famine, and actually hold on to the weight, or lose more muscle mass than fat. When that happens, losing weight becomes more and more difficult. If not exercising properly the stress to the body can be detrimental as well. Knowing how to exercise effectively is more than just an action - it takes an expert, such as a personal trainer. Dieting and exercise are far from being the only options to losing weight. Hormonal health is a critical component. If you have problems with your thyroid, sex hormones, blood sugar hormones, or hormones that control sleep, energy or mental wellbeing, you could experience weight gain and have difficulty losing it. If you are in pain, have an inflammatory condition, or have an auto-immune disease, you not only may experience frustration in trying to lose weight, but the medications you take for them may be hampering you as well.Then there is nutrition. The body needs a daily supply of minerals, proteins, fats, carbohydrates (yes, we do need some carbs, but excess carbs have the opposite effect), fiber, enzymes and other nutrient factors to function properly. This includes maintaining a healthy weight. Eating too little of the needed nutrients in many cases is worse than too much. The exception of course is sugar. As long as there are excess carbohydrates (bread, cereal, pasta, refined grains, rice, potatoes, etc.) in the diet, the less likely you are to control your weight. Even too much “good” carbs (such as whole wheat bread and brown rice) can limit your results. Most people also consume too little protein. Protein seems to tone down the cravings and make you satisfied longer. If you start your day with high protein, you are likely to snack less. If you begin your day with carbs, you are more likely to crave foods all day. Eating late in the evening, toxicity, stress, eating bad fats (fried foods, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils) can contribute to weight gain. There are at least a dozen ways you can gain weight and have difficulty losing it. Knowing how each of these affects you personally is critical to your success in gaining control of your healthy weight.Learn more by attending our upcoming health class, “Solutions to WHY You Gain Weight,” on Wednesday, January 15th 7pm in CDA. Fee: $10. RSVP: 208-765-1994.
By: Bonnie Whiting What does the term exotic pet mean? Pet insurance carriers and pet retailers tend to classify any animal besides cats, dogs, small birds and fish as an exotic pet. What are some common exotic pets? The Kinkajou is an arboreal mammal from the raccoon family. The Small Desert Fox has been breed recently to be domesticated as household pets. African Pygmy Hedgehogs have become very popular pets in the United States. Reptiles such as snakes, turtles and lizards are considered exotic pets. Farm animals would be considered as exotic pets. Bonnie Whiting Dog Training/Animal Intuitive Alternative Pet Rescue & Adoptions Non. Profit.org (208) 661-2286
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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Don’t Just Sit There If you’re a member of a veterans service organization, like the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion, do you participate? By that I mean, do you do more than just show up at most of the meetings? Do you participate in events? Offer ideas of ways to step up and help veterans in need? Let me tell you what happens when members don’t all participate: A small group of members will keep working, hosting events, stepping forward ... until they stop. And they’ll stop because they’re worn out. They’ll be worn out because they’ve been doing all the work for far too long. Is a similar situation going on in your organization? Have you considered how close the post might be to losing those members (or at least their participation) due to sheer exhaustion? How about your auxiliary? If you hesitate to organize an event or participate because you don’t know what to do, fear not. It’s all been done before, and someone has the know-how you’ll need. Maybe it will be another post, or the staff in volunteer services at the medical center. We all have skills we can bring to the table when it comes to helping other veterans. Start off by driving a veteran to appointments, answering phones at the Vet Center or playing chess with patients at the hospital. Or maybe you can plan a party for a ward at the medical center, organize a mail-writing blitz for letters that go in Operation Gratitude packages or put together a Stand Down for homeless veterans. Or try recording a veteran’s story for the Veteran’s History Project or serving as escort on an Honor Flight so an elderly veteran can go to Washington, D.C. Get involved, and once you do, encourage other members to join you. 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) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
Exercise Offers Some Surprising Benefits
Just in time for New Year’s resolutions come multiple studies about the surprising benefits of exercise. One recent study even concludes that in some cases, exercise is more effective than prescription drugs. In a U.K. study reported in the British Journal of Medicine, researches scoured the results of hundreds of controlled trials to compare the benefits of exercise versus drugs. This was no small review: They considered the information on more than 300,000 patients. Surprisingly, in diabetes and coronary heart disease, drugs and exercise produced the same results. Patients who’d had a stroke and were in rehab actually fared better on exercise than on drugs. In a combination of a dozen other studies, researchers verified that physical exercise lowers blood pressure. Specifically, four hours of exercise per week correlated to nearly a 20 percent lower incidence of high blood pressure. Exercising one to three hours per week lowered that level to 11 percent. Being physically active on the job, however, did not lower high blood pressure, leading one researcher to comment that health guidelines don’t distinguish between work and leisure activities, but they should. In yet another study, researchers determined that those who have dementia will think more clearly as a result of exercise. If a dementia patient lives at home, caregivers were encouraged to find exercise programs in the community. Dementia patients in care facilities also should be offered exercise programs. In yet another study of 16 trials, exercise improved cognitive function in patients with varying levels of dementia. Clearly there are some serious benefits to exercising. No matter what the state of your health, always ask your doctor for advice before embarking on a program. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to email@example.com.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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REAL ESTATE TALK
By Ed Stevenson Just because winter has already set in don’t think your home has made it through without a hitch. Many problems can occur as the long winter takes its toll and there are simple things to look for. Do you have long icicles hanging from your roof line? This may mean you are losing heat and when the snow melts and it runs down the roof and when it hits the overhang or eves, which are much colder, it freezes. The icicles may not be the real problem; it is the ice building up behind them under the shingles and in the rain gutters. Do you have areas of your house that never get used but do have pipes running through the walls and floors? If so you need to keep an eye on them to ensure it does not get too cold. I had a friend who lived in the same house for several years and never had a problem but this year their pipes froze because of one room they shut off and closed the vents. Ed Stevenson 208~771~2161 firstname.lastname@example.org NWMONARCH.COM
Samantha Weaver • It was noted American writer and essayist Flannery O’Connor who made the following sage observation: “Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” • Even though the human brain makes up only 2 percent of the body’s mass, it consumes 20 percent of the body’s calories and oxygen. • The chief translator for the European Parliament is named Ioannis Ikonomou. He is fluent in 32 languages -- and still learning. • During World War I, the United States acquired its first “war dog.” The pit bull was found wandering around Yale Field in New Haven, Conn., by soldiers in training. On particular soldier, Cpl. Robert Conroy, became close to the dog and refused to leave Stubby behind; when Conroy was shipped out, he hid the dog on board. Stubby served overseas for 18 months and saw action in 17 battles. On more than one occasion he sniffed out surprise attacks, saving his regiment. He was known for locating wounded soldiers on the field, and he even once caught a German spy. He was the most decorated dog of the Great War, and he was promoted to sergeant for his combat service -- the only dog to be so honored. After the war, Sgt. Stubby was hailed as a hero; he led parades and met three presidents. He even has his very own brick at the World War I Memorial. It reads, “Sergeant Stubby, Hero Dog of WWI, a Brave Stray.” • Those who study such things say that couples in a romantic relationship actually have heart rates that are in sync with each other. • If you’re like the average American, you drink 23 gallons of coffee every year, but only 9 gallons of tea. Thought for the Day: “Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” -- Wernher Von Braun (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Happy New Year
by: Susan Ashley MD
Most of my patients tell me that 2014 has got to be better than 2013. Not only financially, employment, cost of living, etc, but with their health. We often pledge this time of year to turn things around and regain our health and along with it, our vitality, energy and love of life. Besides the obvious “lose weight”, what can we do to truly impact our health and well being? This year, try to eat whole foods more and processed and fast foods less. Our bodies crave whole foods, the kind of food that comes straight from the ground or picked off a vine or tree. Our beef should be grass fed without hormones, our chickens free range. If it comes out of a bag or a box, don’t eat it! Cook from scratch as much as possible. Avoid preservatives, food dyes, artificial sweeteners except stevia or xylitol, and by all means, avoid high fructose corn syrup. Don’t microwave your popcorn - in fact, try to avoid microwaves at all. This year, incorporate some type of exercise training that is enjoyable. Make your limbs stretch and move. Add strength training 3 days per week for improved bone density and muscle mass. Consider interval training for increased fat burning and lean muscle production. This year, try to avoid, if at all possible, antibiotics. Don’t go to your dr with a cold and pressure him/her for an antibiotic. A Z pak or others do nothing for a cold or any other virus, and can actually cause you harm. Treat your colds with natural remedies - there are many available which can help tremendously. And in this same light, try to avoid any foreign chemical to your body. If your body breaks down, causing a symptom or disease, stop and ask why. Why did my body not function correctly, what can I give it to allow it to repair, and what can I do in the future to prevent this from happening again. This is a much better approach
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Romantic aspects are high at this time for single Lambs looking for love. Warm and fuzzy feelings also are at enhanced levels for Rams and Ewes in paired relationships. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors what Taureans dote on -- namely, love and money. Look for more meaningful relationships for both singles and pairs, as well as an improved financial outlook. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All lingering shreds of that recent bout with boredom are dissipated as you eagerly accept a challenging offer. Your positive mood persuades others to join you in this venture. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might need validation for a possible solution to a situation involving someone close to you. Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to help you with this problem. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Investigate carefully before agreeing to assist a friend or colleague with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors that could emerge later that will create problems for you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your decision to work with an associate rather than go it alone, as you first proposed, brings an unexpected bonus. Be careful not to be judgmental. Allow for free and open discussion. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A loved one’s health problem could, once again, make demands on your time and attention. But this time, make some demands of your own, and insist that others pitch in and help. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time for the traditionally staid Scorpion to plan adjustments in your day-to-day schedules. Be more flexible and allow for more impromptu, off-the-cuff actions. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Avoid creating unnecessary fuss over a situation you don’t approve of. If it’s going to work, it will do so despite your objections. If it fails, it will do so without a push from you. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Working with a trusted colleague could open your mind to exploring some considerations you previously dismissed out of hand. The weekend brings news from a loved one. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolving a recent problem leaves you in a good position to strengthen your influence on how things get done. But continue to encourage ideas and suggestions from others. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new friend suggests an interesting opportunity. But check it out before you snap at it. It might be a good deal for some people, but it might not work in helping you reach your goals. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of helping people solve their problems, making you a most-respected counselor and trusted friend. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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• On Jan. 17, 1865, Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s army is delayed in Savannah, Ga., by 10 days of rain as it waits to begin marching into the Carolinas. Just as Sherman and his army had destroyed nearly everything in its path in Georgia, Sherman planned to subject the Carolinas to the same brutal treatment. • On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified and becomes law. In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution repealed prohibition. • On Jan. 15, 1936, Edsel Ford, son of auto pioneer Henry Ford, forms a philanthropic organization called the Ford Foundation with a donation of $25,000. The foundation was established in part as a legal way for the Ford family to avoid inheritance taxes. • On Jan. 14, 1954, Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe marries New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio. The marriage barely got past the honeymoon, and they were divorced 274 days later. In her filing, Monroe accused her husband of “mental cruelty.” • On Jan. 13, 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs, who hosted his own television shows during the 1950s, dies after crashing his Chevrolet Corvair into a telephone pole in Los Angeles while driving in a rainstorm. The Corvair was later made infamous by Ralph Nader’s groundbreaking 1965 book, “Unsafe at Any Speed.” • On Jan. 18, 1985, for the first time since joining the World Court in 1946, the United States walks out of a case, this one concerning U.S. paramilitary activities against the Nicaraguan government. The Court decided against the United States; it charged that the U.S. violated international law with its actions against the Sandinistas. • On Jan. 19, 1977, President Gerald Ford pardons “Tokyo Rose,” a Japanese-American woman named Iva Toguri. Toguri and other women had broadcast sentimental American music and phony announcements in a vain attempt to destroy the morale of Allied soldiers during World War II. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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FLASHBACK By Mick Harper
1. Name the group responsible for “Simon Says” and “1, 2, 3, Red Light.” 2. Who released “The Fly” in 1961? 3. How long were both the single and album mixes for “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”? 4. ELO’s “All Over the World” was on the soundtrack for which 1980 film? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “Stopping at her house is a neighbor boy with evil on his mind, ‘Cause he’s been peeking in Angie’s room at night through her window blind.” Answers 1. 1910 Fruitgum Company, in 1968. The bubblegum pop group also released “Indian Giver.” Astonishingly enough, all three songs sold more than a million copies. 2. Chubby Checker. The Fly was another dance introduced by his songs, after his success with the Twist and the Limbo. 3. The Temptations’ single version came in at 6:54, while the version on their “All Directions” album mix in 1972 was nearly 12 minutes. 4. “Xanadu,” starring Olivia Newton-John. 5. “Angie Baby,” by Helen Reddy in 1974. “Angie” is one song that people like to analyze to find the true meaning. Angie appears to be an insane young girl who spends her life listening to the radio and creating fantasy boyfriends ... but are they really only fantasy? (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta
Icy Tips for a Frozen Land Q: I'm new to the Northeast, and a neighbor told me that ice is a bigger problem in our area than snow. What is the best way to deal with icy walkways? Salt, kitty litter or something else? -- Shivering Southerner A: Dealing with slippery sidewalks and icy buildup varies depending on a number of factors, such as the outside air temperature, the thickness of the ice, the chance of additional ice buildup and more. Salt is used to melt icy patches, but using it alone isn't the most effective method. Plus, it only works within a temperature range of 15 to 32 degrees F; below that, the ice doesn't melt much. You'll see it more often used as part of a salt-sand mixture when temperatures are within its effective range. The sand provides traction on the icy patch and, when the ice refreezes at night when temperatures drop, the sand often freezes into the patch, providing continued traction. Another negative point for salt is its impact on the environment. Salt can burn vegetation alongside your walkways, so use it sparingly. For temperatures below 15 F you'll need to use ice melt, available at local hardware and home-improvement stores. Again, use only the amount needed to clear ice from your walkway, as the ingredients in the most effective ice melts can be dangerous to pets and small animals if ingested. Ice buildup is another issue for homeowners in the Northeast, particularly along gutters. Check your home's gutters frequently (at least once a week if it's particularly stormy) and look for icicles dangling from the gutters or ice dams building up. This frequently happens at the top of gutterspouts when leaves and other debris keep water from draining efficiently. Clear away an ice dam as soon as possible, preferably on an above-freezing day so the dam melts and loosens somewhat, and repair the gutter section that is causing the jam-up if you can. HOME TIP: If constant ice buildup on outdoor steps is a problem, work with it by laying a strip of burlap across each stair tread and wetting each strip slightly. The burlap will freeze to the step, creating temporary traction. Send your questions or home tips to email@example.com. My e-book, "101 Best Home Tips," is available to download on Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
Tidbits® of of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #3 Jan 13th. 2014
Dear Auntie M.,
What is happiness and how do I find it? My whole life I have focused on the happiness of everyone around me. I am adept at knowing how to brighten someone else’s day. I’m told I always give the perfect gift. It’s easy for me. I just take the time to find out what holds meaning for each person. Everyone tells me how great I am, but I don’t feel great and I certainly don’t feel happy. Is there something wrong with me? Why aren’t I happy and what can I do about it? Dodging the Blues in Dalton Gardens
Dear Dodging, What an interesting situation. You make a huge difference in other people’s lives, but not in your own. Are you ever on the receiving end? If you’re always giving and never receiving it’s just a matter of time before the well goes dry and you’re all used up. Your gift has become your burden. Some say that the cost of giving is receiving. You say people tell you how wonderful you are, but are you actually hearing them? Do their compliments resonate as truth or are you sloughing them off as meaningless? What do you expect in return? If giving is leaving you empty, then stop until you can give without expectation. You have lost your joy. Turn your talent inward and be as inspired in giving to yourself as you are to others. What holds meaning for you? True happiness is an inside job. Happiness is not a cola drink, new car, designer jeans, or latest technology. That’s a lie. Focus your generous spirit on yourself; be introspective and honest. Gain clarity. Happiness may be closer than you think. Please send your questions or comments to DearAuntieMmm@gmail.com. I shall be frank and honest with my response and provide resources where appropriate.
Cinnamon and Sugared Pecan Salad Recipe:
1 head romain lettuce 2 handfuls spinach 1 cup blueberries 1/4 red onions diced 1/4 cup feta crumbled 1/2 cup cinnamon and sugar almonds 1/2 cucumber chopped Brown raw pecans in pan with a bit coconut oil, toss in jar with cinnamon and sugar to taste (great to keep around to sprinkle on any salad). Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss with dressing. Fresh Dressing: 1 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 crushed clove garlic salt and pepper to taste Happy Eating, Bretta Provost 208-964-4420 firstname.lastname@example.org www.joinbretta.com www.heirloomjungle.com
Tidbits速 of of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #3 Jan 13th. 2014