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1. Is the book of 2 Samuel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 1 Corinthians 16, on which day did Paul tell believers to put aside money for their offerings? First, Third, Fifth, Sabbath 3. Which book (KJV) begins, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly"? Judges, Ruth, Ezra, Psalms 4. What was Matthew's occupation before becoming a disciple? Tentmaker, Tax collector, Fisherman, Shepherd 5. In Esther 2, who foiled a plot to assassinate King Ahasuerus? Neco, Amaziah, Mordecai, Joshua 6. What did Ruth and Boaz name their son? Obed, Hushai, Abner, Jehu

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We've all heard stories about moms who go above and beyond the call of duty for their families, but when is too much too much? A classic example is the story of the mom who was determined to clean up the kitchen before calling 911, even though she had symptoms of an impending heart attack. According to Dr. Margaret Beahrs -- a cardiologist at St. Paul Heart Clinic in St. Paul, Minn., and advocate for women's cardiovascular health -- stories abound of women who put their family to-do list before seeking care. "Just last winter a grandmother chose to get the holiday baking done on time, ignoring the symptoms of chest discomfort and shortness of breath," she recalled. "Unfortunately, she waited too long and came into the hospital too late." "Women tend to put themselves and their heart health last during the holidays and family celebrations," said Dr. Beahrs. "Mother's Day is an ideal time to remind women to have a heart. Your family needs you for a long time!" Here's how the kids can give Mom a heart-healthy break. Set the mood and encourage her to relax on Mother's Day and throughout the year with colorful stained-glass votive candleholders. The kids can design the lovely gift in three easy steps using old, recycled juice glasses, bright tissue paper and household glue.

Here's how: 1. Cut plain tissue paper into 1-inch squares, triangles and rectangles. Older kids might want to try heart, fish, star and flower shapes as well. 2. Squeeze white household glue into a small bowl and dilute with a few drops of water. Brush a light coat of the glue mixture on the outside of a juice glass. In an overlapping pattern, apply the tissue shapes over the glue. Smooth out each piece with your fingers as you go along. 3. When the outside of the glass is covered, apply another coating or two of the glue mixture over all of the tissue paper. Let dry for several hours. When dry, the tissue paper will look bright and colorful once again. Set a votive candle inside and gift wrap it with love for Mom on Mother's Day.

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By Samantha Weaver ■ You may recall the character of Tarzan from movies and cartoons as somewhat lacking in language skills -- "Me Tarzan, you Jane." In the novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, however, Tarzan was quite a linguist, speaking French, Latin, English, German, Dutch, Portuguese, several dialects of Arabic and ancient Mayan.

■ It was expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist and travel writer Lawrence George Durrell who made the following observation: "There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her or turn her into literature."

■ Researchers have determined that infants tend to react strongly to the color red -- and to no other color. ■ If you suffer from entomophobia -- the fear of insects -- you might not want to read the following tidbit of information: Those who study such things say that there are more than a quarter of a million different species of beetle.

■ In the mid-1990s, a Thai man who kept peacocks was killed by one of his pets when the sole male in the flock clawed him viciously. In retribution, the man's family killed the bird and cooked it in curry. ■ Four-time Pulitzer-winner and American poet laureate Robert Frost was named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. ■ The neck of the trumpeter swan is the same length as the rest of its body. ■ You might be surprised to learn that air conditioning in private homes was available in the United States as early as 1929. Of course, that was the same year as the great stock market crash, so few people availed themselves of the newfangled -- and expensive -- convenience. Thought for the Day: "A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them." -- P.J. O'Rourke (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel ■ On May 9, 1671, in London, Irish adventurer "Captain" Thomas Blood is captured attempting to steal the Crown Jewels in retaliation after being deprived of his Ireland estates. King Charles was so impressed with Blood's audacity that he restored his estates in Ireland and made him a member of his court with an annual pension. ■ On May 10, 1869, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet and are connected in Promontory, Utah. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. Journeys that had taken months by wagon train or weeks by boat now took only days. ■ On May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed without warning by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland, with 1,198 people drowned. It was later revealed that the Lusitania was carrying about 173 tons of war munitions for Britain, which the Germans cited as justification for the attack. ■ On May 6, 1940, John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Grapes of Wrath." The book traces the fictional Joad family of

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Oklahoma as they lose the family farm and move to California in search of a better life. ■ On May 4, 1965, San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays hits his 512th career home run to break Mel Ott's National League record. Mays would finish his career with 660 home runs, good for third on the all-time list at the time of his retirement. ■ On May 8, 1984, the Soviet government announces a boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games to be held in Los Angeles. Although the Soviets cited security concerns, the boycott was more likely due to America's generous aid to Muslim rebels fighting in Afghanistan. ■ On May 5, 1995, the Dallas area is hit by a severe hailstorm that causes many serious injuries. It was the worst recorded hailstorm to hit the United States in the 20th century. The Texas storm came on suddenly, and many people had not yet sought shelter when tennis-ball-sized hail began to fall. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• In 1908, U.S. Senator Elmer Burkett proposed a National Mother’s Day. The proposal was defeated, but by 1909, nearly all the states held Mother’s Day services. • In 1949, Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. • Elizabeth Ann Buttle gave birth to her son Joseph 41 years and 185 days after she gave birth to her daughter Belinda in 1956. This is the longest interval between births by one woman in recorded history. SALUTE TO MOM! (continued): • Jenna Cotton has three children born on the same date: Ayden 10/02/03, Logan 10/02/06 and Kayla 10/02/07. What are the odds? 7.5 in every one million births. • “I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.” – Rose Kennedy • Another film titled Mother (1996) stars Albert Brooks and Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds’ role of Mother was originally offered to both Doris Day and Nancy Reagan. • Omkari Panwar of India is the oldest recorded woman to give birth. She was estimated to be about seventy years old when she gave birth to her twins– it was an estimate due to the fact that she does not have a birth certificate. She conceived through in vitro fertilization and delivered the children in 2008. • Although it is currently unverified, a Polish record shows Margaret Krasiwa (1655-1763) married for the third time at age ninety-four and had three children in that marriage. • In Yugoslovia, Children’s Day is celebrated three days before Christmas. Mother’s Day is the following Sunday and Father’s Day is the Sunday after that. • Rosinete Palmeira Serrao volunteered to be the surrogate mother for her daughter, Claudia de Brito, who could not have

children. Rosinete gave birth to her own grandchildren on September 20, 2007. • Liza Minelli and Lorna Luft both come by their talent honestly as the daughters of Judy Garland - but did you know that Garland was the daughter of the vaudevillians Frank and Ethel Gumm? SALUTE TO MOM! (continued): • Bast is a goddess of Egypt and is called the “mother of all cats.” • First Mom Michelle Obama won hearts back in the summer of 2008 by telling supporters she only spent two days a week on the campaign trail and made sure to be home by the end of the second day to be with her kids. • "God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." - Jewish Proverb • The Greek myth for the origins of the seasons all started with the sorrow of a mother. Peresephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus, was kidnapped by Hades and taken to his kingdom in the underworld. After many difficulties, Persephone was only forced to stay with Hades for one season of the year and it is said that Demeter, the goddess of grain and fertility, makes this season the most barren and desolate of all the seasons as a sign of her mourning the time her daughter is away. • The Egyptian goddess Isis is one of the earliest known celebrated mother figures. She was the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus, the first ruler of a unified Egpyt. She was worshipped as the mother of all Pharaohs. • Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May in South Africa and the last Sunday in May in Sweden. • Feodor Vassilyev was a Russian peasant who was married twice. What is most remarkable about him was that his first wife set the record for most children born of a single mother. According to the Guiness book of World Records, Feodor’s wife gave birth twenty-seven times and sixty-seven of her sixty-nine children survived infancy. How is this possible? Feodor’s wife bore him sixteen pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets! 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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have 16 years of experience as a mom, so you can understand why I thought, "easy A," when I signed up to take a collegelevel child-development class. It didn't take me long to realize that experience doesn't make you an expert, according to my textbook. My haughty parental confidence was shredded by the time I finished the class. I went in thinking I had the parenting skills of "Supernanny" and came out feeling like Joan Crawford as portrayed in "Mommy Dearest." "We're going to have to start over," I told my husband. "We're doing this all wrong." But how do you start over from the beginning? How do you rewind to the moment your children were placed in your arms at the hospital through the stages of weaning, walking, talking, potty training, sending off to school? "Don't tell the kids; they'll never know the difference," he said. "Besides, they're almost raised." I left class each day with pangs of guilt for putting them in front of "Sesame Street" before their eyes could focus, not nursing them until they were old enough to play organized sports, making them sleep in their own beds at night, which according to research, if we would have had a "family bed" our kids would have been better sleepers at

an earlier age. (Moms don't get much deep sleep, but the children do. Side note: During the first year after having a baby, new mommies lose approximately 700 hours of sleep, according to Louann Brizendine, M.D., author of "The Female Brain.") I think it's more like 7,000 hours of sleep, but I'm no expert. Obviously, it's too late to correct my mistakes. My kids actually caught on a long time ago to my mothering bloopers. "We're not being raised right," a line from the movie "Carolina" that my kids like to repeat to each other when they disagree with my parenting skills. They figured out my flaws together one afternoon when they were small and discovered me hiding from them. We weren't playing a game of hide-and-seek, although I was seeking a moment of solitude in my closet with my blanket and pillow after a particularly hard day of on-the-job parenting. "Are moms supposed to hide from their children?" my daughter asked. Probably not, but Bill Cosby put it this way, "Look at anything that gives birth: eventually it will run and hide. After a while even a mother elephant will run away from its child and hide. And when you consider how hard it is for a mother elephant to hide, you can appreciate the depth of her motivation." Most of us weren't raised by child-development experts, and most of us will never qualify as one. We're too busy in the trenches, gaining experience that doesn't necessarily make us experts in the end, but certainly gives us a front-row seat to how difficult and important the job is. And let's be honest, it doesn't take a child-development class to bring on the mother guilt. It simply takes childbirth.

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Joey Logano is struggling as a rookie in the Sprint Cup Series, which really shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, since Logano is all of 18 years old. Ever since Mark Martin began raving about this kid who is destined to win championships -- Logano was 13 or so at the time -- Logano has been widely regarded as a star of the future. He had to wait for his 18th birthday -- he'll turn 19 on May 24, by the way -- to race in the Nationwide Series for the first time. He won his third race, at Kentucky Speedway. Logano became the first driver to win more Rookie Joey Logano, who took over the No. 20 for Joe Gibbs than once at the age of 18 with his Pepsi Racing Tony Stewart left to run his 300 victory at Nashville Superspeedway. own team,when is still trying to make the transiIn his rookie Sprint Cup season, though, tion from Nationwide to Cup racing. (Photo: John Clark/NASCAR This the Middletown, Conn., native has Week) struggled. He ranks 35th in the point standings.

Logano bears the heavy burden of driving Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 Toyota in Sprint Cup. The number -and team -- earned fame with Tony Stewart, who won championships in 2002 and 2005. Logano was named as Stewart's replacement when the veteran star took the role of both owner and driver at Stewart Haas Racing. In the current configuration, Cup cars are much more difficult to drive than their Nationwide Series counterparts. Logano is still trying to make the transition. But winning is important for any young driver's psyche. "It's big for me," said Logano. "It's an awesome confidence booster, for sure. Looking and saying, 'Hey, I can do this; I am here for a reason; I can win races.' That's big. Just to reassure yourself of that. "I'm sure this is just going to keep carrying on, and now we just have to build on this momentum and keep going.". 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 nascar_thisweek@yahoo.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.



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