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There have been important walls throughout history. Some CHOWS for protection, TIDBITS® DOWNsome ON to keep people in or out, many as historical INTERESTING EDIBLES monuments and some just to keep tomatoes by Sarah Bates warm! Food nourishes just like • The walls of your Jerichobody had been built Tidbits and nourishes your brain! Get a double helping rebuilt many times when Joshua and thewith theseIsraelites bits andarrived. bites that you might not have According to Joshua 6 known about the things we eat and drink! in the Bible, the Israelites marched around • Did there the are priests over 300 theyou city know seven times, blewdifferent their varieties of honey in North America trumpets, the people shouted and alone? the Honey, a natural energy restorer, was not walls fell. Three major archaeologicalonly used by ancienthave cultures but it hasevidence been found expeditions uncovered in supporting ancient Egyptian tombs. There have also the event. been discoveries of 4,500 year old Egyptians • Quebec which City is the the the province carvings arecapital someofof earliest of Quebec, Canada and has the only depictions of bee keeping. historic city walls in the Americas north • Doof youMexico. know what a pluot is? It’sofa complex hybrid Construction these walls between a plum and an apricot. It’s traits tend began in 1694 and, following capture by to be the more plum-like, with a smooth They British via the “Battle of theskin. Plains of are very sweet and intense in flavor and very Abraham” in 1759, they were fortified. juicy. If They are not to be confused with an aprium, which you visit and want to stay in the historic is area, also aask plum/apricot 1/4th plum for a hotel hybrid “withinthat theiswalls.” th and 3/4 apricot. Another plum/apricot hybrid Street inWhat’s New York City really did is• Wall the plumcot. a plum+apricot+peach? begin a wall! In the 1600s, Dutch That one’sascalled a Peacotum. settlers built a defensive wall to protect • Thethemselves island nation in the Caribbean fromofa Grenada possible British attack. was named for the pomegranate. So was The wall was later removed and a street grenadine syrup and the grenade. All was installed and named Wall, which come is from the Latin root word punica granatum, famous all over the world for its financial which means pomegranate. markets. page more! turnturn the the page for for more!
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OFF THE WALL! (continued): • Galveston, Texas was a prominent city in the late 1880s with a busy port for cotton and other exports as well as immigration. It was the “Wall Street of the South.” Its industrial and residential growth changed when a hurricane decimated the area in 1900. From 1902-1904 a massive seawall was constructed. At that time it was 3.3 miles (5.3 km) long. Today it is 10 miles (16 km) long, approximately 17 feet (5.2 m) high and 16 feet (4.9 m) thick at its base. Waves topped the seawall causing extensive damage when Hurricane Ike hit the area on September 12, 2008, forcing the first major repairs to the seawall in its 105 year history. Galveston is now open for business! • “Wall Street” vs. “Main Street” are terms used to distinguish big business or wealthy interests from small business or middle class. • Vancouver, BC has a seawall around the city’s first park which is one of its major tourist attractions. Stanley Park is 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of natural bliss. The seawall was started in 1917 for erosion control and it was not until 1980 that it became a fully completed paved loop. The seawall around the park is 5.4 miles (9 km) and part of the seaside path system. • The Great Wall of China is approximately 5,000 miles (8046 kilometers) long. It consists of many walls that were connected in an attempt to protect China from Mongolian invaders. The longest manmade structure in the world was built over a period of 2,000 years. It was started in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) but most major construction was during the Ming Dynasty (1388-1644 A.D.). Hiking the wall allows you to feel ancient history under your feet!
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1.`Is the book of Esther in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Which of Jesus’ disciples walked on the water with Him? Andrew, Peter, James, John 3. From the Bible, who interpreted the handwriting on the wall? David, Joseph, Daniel, Belshazzar 4. Who was the other man on trial with Jesus that the crowd freed? Barnabus, Barabbas, Pontius, Caesar 5. How many days did Jesus pray in the desert? 3, 10, 20, 40 6. Where did the Lord tell Jonah to go? Jericho, Ninevah, Jerusalem, Israel ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Peter; 3) Daniel; 4) Barabbas; 5) 40; 6) Ninevah For more trivia, log on to www.TriviaGuy.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.
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• Wall Drug is not a historic or defensive wall… but is historical in its own rite! More than 2.2 million visitors a year stop at the gigantic shopping experience on Interstate 90 in Wall, South Dakota. It is 77,000 square feet (app. 7153 square meters) and claims its impetus for growth was signs offering free ice water. • Have you heard of the “Green Monster?” It is the nickname for the 37 foot 2 inch tall (11.3 meters) left field wall at Boston’s Fenway Park. Baseball fans are surely aware of this famous landmark. In early days it was called “The Wall.” • Following a 1995 mudslide onto the town of La Conchita, California, Ventura County spent $450,000 to construct a retaining wall for protection against future mudslides. A second mudslide in 2005 proved the wall to be insufficient as cascading mud and rock overcame it. La Conchita is in a beautiful area near Santa Barbara, but may be a little too precarious for most of us! • At the first Battle of Bull Run, in the U.S. Civil War, on July 21, 1861, General Thomas J. Jackson was nicknamed “Stonewall.” General Bernard E. Bee declared, “There is Jackson standing like a stone wall.” • The Western Wall in Jerusalem is also called the “Wailing” Wall. It is considered the holiest shrine of the Jewish world. It is part of the retaining wall supporting the original temple built by King Herod in 20 B.C. There were times in early history as well as from 1948-1967 that Jews were not permitted to visit the wall. In 1967, the Six-Day War gave new access to the wall. Written prayers are placed in cracks in the wall.
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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Through a CT scan, I have been diagnosed with extensive diverticular disease. You’ve mentioned that a lack of fiber as the cause. All my adult life, I have eaten whole-wheat bread, lots of fruit and vegetables, and plenty of fiber. I can’t remember ever being constipated. I was shocked by the diagnosis. My maternal grandmother finally succumbed to it. Could I be genetically predisposed to it? Would eating yogurt containing live bacterial cultures provide any value? -- B.S. ANSWER: A diverticulum is a small bulge on the outer colon wall. It’s smaller than a small grape, being only about 0.4 inches (1 cm) in diameter. What’s bulging is the lining of the colon. High colon pressure pushes the colon lining through the colon’s muscle wall and onto its outer surface. The colon has to generate great force to move along undigested, hard and dry waste matter. Fiber keeps stool soft and moist. In societies where grains are refined and where fiber is scant, diverticulosis is rampant. To give you an idea of how widespread diverticulosis is, 50 percent to 70 percent of the elderly population has it. I can’t explain why a fiber-conscious person like you developed extensive diverticulosis. I suppose there might be a genetic predisposition. Keep in mind that most people with diverticulosis -- 70 percent -- never suffer a single symptom. If the diverticula become inflamed, then the condition is diverticulitis, and that is painful. Pain usually arises in the left, lower side of the abdomen, where most diverticula are found. People are feverish, lose their appetite and feel nauseated, but they rarely vomit. With a more severe attack, the temperature is quite high, and the abdomen becomes very tender. Sometimes an attack of diverticulitis is signaled by painless rectal bleeding. Treatment involves resting the digestive tract by taking only clear fluids and antibiotics. For more serious attacks, hospitalization with intravenous fluids and antibiotics is required. You may never face these possibilities. Most people with diverticulosis never do. Yogurt will not help. The pamphlet on diverticulosis gives a more lengthy discussion of this topic. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 502W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Three years ago, my husband had a pacemaker put in his chest. Since then he has anchored himself to his easy chair. He’s afraid to do anything that requires even slight exertion. He gets up, eats breakfast, reads the paper in his chair, comes to lunch, eats again, takes a nap, watches TV, eats dinner and goes back to his chair for the evening. This is living? Will you talk some sense into him? -- T.R. ANSWER: Unless his doctor has told him not to do anything physical -- and that would be most unusual advice -- your husband’s inactivity harms his heart. He needs daily exercise, and a pacemaker isn’t a reason not to exercise. He can have his doctor verify this. Physical activity is one of the cornerstones of heart health and is as important as cholesterol control. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2009 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved
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For Kevin Harvick, it’s been a rough year. For Harvick’s team, Richard Childress Racing, it’s been a rough year. Harvick and his teammates -- Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Casey Mears -- are all trapped outside the Chase for the Sprint Cup, hoping that a victory will earn some attention in a setting where the 12 contenders make everyone else seem irrelevant by comparison. Notwithstanding a recent runner-up finish at Atlanta, Harvick and his No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet have been significantly off their game. A 32nd-place finish in New Hampshire left Harvick 22nd in the Sprint Cup point standings. He’s finished in the top five only three times all year, and his top-10 finishes number only five. A year ago, all three RCR Chevys (a fourth was added before this season) made the Chase. Harvick, who is from Bakersfield, Calif., finished fourth in the final point standings, but he hasn’t actually won since the 2007 Daytona 500. “Well, our cars have run fairly well for the last seven, eight weeks,” said Harvick, 33. “We just wind up wrecked or something stupid happening for the last little while. Seems like everything that’s been happening has just kind of piled on. “You know, any momentum is in a good ... in a good direction is a positive thing for us. It lets us know that we do remember how to race, just overcome a lot of things and hopefully keep it going.” Harvick made those remarks after the second-place finish on Sept. 6 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Since then, he’s finished ninth at Richmond and 32nd at New Hampshire. Childress, a former driver who enjoyed his greatest success while the late Dale Earnhardt was winning six of his seven championships in his cars, has had to face a cutback in support from General Motors. He said recently that he expects to field four Chevrolets again next year. “Who knows what will happen? There are a lot of things moving forward, you know. I look around the garage, and there’s some of the press and some of the other companies that were in here that have made cutbacks, too,” said Childress. “We’ve all just got to adjust for these times, and racing is no different. “Were in the greatest country in the world, and we will survive this.” Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar.rbma.com) features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at email@example.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.
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CHINA The People’s Republic of China is the fourth largest country in the world by area but number one in population. The estimated population in mid-2008 was 1,330,044,544. • In 1979, Chinese leader, Deng Xiaoping established the “one child policy” to limit population growth. Although called a temporary measure, the policy is still enforced today. • Most people outside of China don’t realize that the policy is not all-encompassing. It is for the Han Chinese in urban areas and does not apply to those living in rural areas and ethnic minorities. • Han Chinese are 92% of the population of China. Fifty-five minority ethnic groups make up the remaining 8%. Within those groups the language variations are baffling! For example, among the Yi minority group there are seven million people and six distinct languages with many dialects. • Most Yi live in mountainous areas of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. Only about one-third are literate, most without a written language. • Zhongdian, a small township in Yunnan in southwestern China, had its name officially changed to Shangri-La in 2002. The name “ShangriLa” was made famous in the 1933 novel, The Lost Horizon, by James Hilton. • In June, 2007, Potatso National Park, China’s first national park, opened in Shangri-La. In contrast, Yellowstone was the world’s first national park and opened in 1872. There are 9,800 national parks around the world. • Like to hike? A fantastic spot for those who love the outdoors is Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan Province. It is one of the world’s deepest river canyons. • Communist forces took over Beijing (Beiping at the time) on January 31, 1949 without a fight. Mao Zedong raised the new flag over Tiananmen Square on October 1, 1949. • Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world, at 99 acres (40 hectares). • Tourism in China was almost non-existent between 1949 and 1974. In 1978 there were only 230,000 foreign tourists. By the mid-1980s, two hundred and fifty cities had been opened for tourism. • In 2008 China became the 22nd country to host the Olympics. With the publicity boost from the Beijing Olympics, the World Tourist Organization is predicting China will become the hottest tourist destination in the world by 2010 estimating that 137 million tourists will visit China. • China uses the same time zone for the entire country even though the official time zone map shows that it should have five zones. It was Canadian Sir Sanford Fleming, in 1878, who proposed dividing the globe into 24 time zones. • The Chinese put a lot of credence into the importance of numbers. Eight is associated with prosperity, so the Beijing Olympics began on 08-08-2008 at 8:08 PM. • Number nine, the largest single digit, was historically associated with the Emperor. At the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and many other ancient sites, the number nine is evident in the buildings, bridges, etc. • Chinese dictionaries list about 56,000 characters, but knowledge of the 3,000 most used will allow you to read about 99% of newspapers and magazines.
• It was actor, senator and erstwhile presidential candidate Fred Thompson who made the following observation: “After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.” • With an area of less than 1,000 square miles, the tiny Western European nation of Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the world, and it is the world’s only remaining sovereign Grand Duchy. Considering the country’s longstanding adherence to tradition, it is perhaps unsurprising that the national motto is “We want to remain what we are.” • When you recycle an aluminum can, it’s possible for that can to be processed, reused and back on the shelf within 60 days. • The skateboard was invented in California in the 1950s by surfers who wanted to continue their favorite activity even when they weren’t in the water. • The decadence of France under Napoleon’s rule is legendary, and the luxury wasn’t reserved solely for people. It was not uncommon for pet dogs of the wealthy nobility to have their fur waxed and styled with hot rollers in imitation of Princess Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III. • Statistics show that more babies are born during the waning moon than during the waxing moon. • Those who study such things say that the average office desk carries 400 times more bacteria than a toilet. • When creating its cocoon, the silkworm spins a continuous thread more than a thousand yards long, or 12,000 times the length of its own body. To accomplish a comparable feat, a 6-foot-tall man would have to spin a thread that stretched unbroken for 15 miles. • You may be surprised to learn that the onion is actually a lily, botanically speaking. Thought for the Day: “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” -- Roald Dahl (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.