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For more Feb. 5: in 1937, President Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of Supreme Court justices; critics accused him of trying to “pack” the court with FICTIONAL ROMANCES (continued): his allies. In 1962, French President Charles De Gaulle New York, living with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. called for Algeria’s independence. When he was bitten by a radioactive spider, he Feb. 6: in 1778, France recognized the United States attained the “agility and proportionate strength and signed a treaty of military aid; England declared of an arachnid,” and acquired the ability to cling war on France the same day. In 1952, Britain’s King to walls and ceilings. In other words, he became George VI died; he was succeeded by his daughter, Spiderman! Aunt May continually tried to fix Elizabeth, who still reigns. him up with “that nice Watson girl next door,” Feb. 7: in 1812, author Charles Dickens was born in a beautiful green-eyed redhead whose face was Portsmouth, England. In 1964, The Beatles began first seen in 1966. Mary Jane, or MJ for short, their first American tour as they arrived at New York’s first met Peter when she was 13 years old, and Kennedy International Airport. staying with her elderly Aunt Anna. Peter was 14. They married in a Spiderman comics Feb. 8: in 1904, the Russo-Japanese War began. In issue in 1987. On the big screen, the pair was 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. popularly portrayed by Tobey Maguire and Feb. 9: the Provisional Congress of the Confederate Kirsten Dunst for three films. The fourth film, States of America elected Jefferson Davis president released in 2012, didn’t include MJ, but rather and Alexander H. Stephens vice president. In 1943, Peter’s first girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. the World War II battle of Guadalcanal ended with an • Author Edgar Rice Burroughs conceived the American victory over Japanese forces in the Pacific. idea of the British Lord and Lady Greystoke Feb. 10: in 1763, France ceded Canada to England being marooned on the coast of Africa in 1912. under the Treaty of Paris, which ended the French Lady Greystoke gave birth there, but died on and Indian War. In 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged her son’s first birthday, while the Lord was captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for killed by the leader of the Mangani ape tribe. Rudolph Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States. Their son, John, Clayton, Earl of Greystoke, was adopted by the ape tribe, and grew up Answer to last week’s question: This week in 1997, “The Simpsons” became the longest-running animated to be their leader. Thus went the story of series in TV history with the airing of its 167th episode Tarzan over the course of 24 novels. Tarzan on Fox. met Jane Porter when she and her expedition were marooned in a similar manner. The pair This week’s question: In 1984, who succeeded Yuri married in Burroughs’ second book, published Andropov as leader of the Soviet Union? in 1913. The immensely popular series led to radio programs, comic books, and 89 movies, beginning with silent films in 1918. The most popular actor to play the ape-man was an Olympic hero, Johnny Weissmuller, winner of five gold medals in swimming, who starred in 12 Tarzan films from 1932 to 1948. • Homer and Marge Simpson were first introduced to TV viewers in December, 1989, along with their three children, Bart, Lisa,

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have the power within you to exercise grace towards anybody and everybody in your life. Your spouse or friend, your paperboy or girl, the guy in front of you ordering 6 dozen donuts but can’t decide which kind he wants, the person in front of you who doesn’t notice that the traffic light has turned green - the opportunities are endless. My tip to you this week is simply this: For the sake of making the world a better place, and for the sake of making your own life better - try being intentional this week about extending grace to others. For the record, I have been working on this for over a decade now and I can attest that this principle absolutely works. And that’s this week’s Tip of the Week!

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LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS Are you thinking of sending flowers to someone special on Valentine’s Day? You may want to check out of the meaning of some of our favorite blossoms before doing so! • Floriography, or the language of flowers, began during the Victorian era, when individuals used flower symbolism to express feelings they were unable to speak aloud, or wanted a discreet form of communication. Various blooms were used to send secret or coded messages of love and other sentiments. Flower dictionaries containing the meanings of different varieties filled the shelves as the long list grew. • Most of us know that sending red roses denotes enduring, passionate romantic love, meant for the love of your life. Pink roses are for a lesser affection, and yellow are to be used to symbolize the joy of a devoted friendship. While white roses represent purity and virtue, a bouquet of mixed red and white roses is used to designate unity with your loved one. Can’t afford a dozen roses? Just a single red rose in full bloom also says, “I love you.” Trying to tell your loved one it was love at first sight? Lavender roses are the symbol for that sentiment. • Blue flowers are used to send a message of calm, beauty, tranquility, and peace. Specifically, blue hyacinths indicate constancy and faithfulness, as do blue violets, which represent faithfulness and say, “I’ll always be true.” If violets are unavailable, blue forget-menots also let the recipient know that your love is true. • The towering stems of gladioli are symbolic of a sword, and they even take their name from the Lain word gladius, meaning “sword.” A bouquet of these stunning spikes expresses to the recipient that he or she has “pierced the giver’s heart with passion.” • If your sweetheart is a rare beauty, send her the gift of orchids. Perhaps there is someone to whom you’d like say, “You’re lovely,” but you want to do it secretly, without divulging your identity. The gardenia is an excellent symbol for this purpose. Asking to have your affection returned? Deliver jonquils, a fragrant member of the narcissus family. • Is there an individual who you highly respect? A sunny bunch of daffodils will convey that message. However, if you’re trying to tell your egotistical acquaintance, “You love yourself too well,” have the florist deliver narcissus.

Community Events Warehouse One Annual Denim Donor Campaign Feb 8-10, 2013 at Warehouse One, 2000 Louie Drive, West Kelowna - Gently used jeans, khakis, & corduroys (any brand), in men’s, women’s, children’s, and infants’ sizes are accepted and donated to the Kelowna Women’s Shelter. To encourage donations, Warehouse One offers a discount on ALL products in-store, including sale, clearance, and promotional items: 1 pair of pants = 10% off your entire purchase, 2 pairs = 15% off, and 3 or more pairs = 20% off. Last year over 12,500 pairs of pants were donated to local shelters Canada-wide! Find Warehouse One right next to Original Joe’s across the street from Staples. Phone: 250-768-6921. Karaoke At Duffer’s Sports Bar Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Duffer’s Sports Bar, 1959 K.L.O Road, Kelowna. Come and sing your heart out to your favorite tunes. Great Food and Drink Specials and don’t forget our Free pool table. Open Mic - Bring Your Music & Poetry Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Streaming Café, 596 Leon Ave, Kelowna. Bring your instrument, songs and poems. 6:30pm sign-up for performance slot (first come basis). 2 songs or 10min max. Live streamed & recorded (watch it back after!) Cost: Free. Contact: info@ streamingcafe.net. A Night to Remember - Canadian Cancer Society Fundraiser Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Laurel Packing House, 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna. Step into Hollywood and walk the red carpet for a great cause! It’s a great excuse to wear your grad attire again. All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society so it’s a great opportunity to dance the night away for a good cause! Ages 19+. This night includes: DJ John Tweeddale from Dusk, Till Dawn Entertainment, Dancing, Tons of Door Prizes, A 50/50 Draw, Photo Booth, Concession, & Refreshments available. Spread the word ,invite your friends. Questions? Want to volunteer? Want to donate door prizes? Write on our wall or email anighttoremember2013@gmail. com. Tickets: Avalon Event Rentals, Solid Gold Collision

(cash only). Cost: $15 presale and $20 at the door. www. facebook. com/events/404971522904276. A Tribute to the British Invasion (60’s-80’s) Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Kelowna Community Theatre, 1435 Water St, Kelowna. Wentworth Music and Interior Savings present “A Tribute to the British Invasion” performed by students from Wentworth Music. All proceeds to benefit the Kelowna General Hospital’s Children’s Ward. Tickets on sale now at Wentworth Music, $15 Adult, $8 Student. More info www.wentworthmusic.com or (250) 860-2251. Rock the House Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Avenue, Kelowna. The John Howard Society presents the 3rd annual “Rock the House” fundraiser. An afternoon of curling, dinner, games, and a silent auction. All proceeds support the One Cup at a Time Employment Training Program. $50 per person (includes curling, dinner, silent auction & games) or $40 per person (dinner, silent auction & games). Alateen Meetings Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM at 2108 Vasile Rd. (Upstairs), Kelowna. We welcome any young person (ages 9-18) who’s life has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Contact Jo 250-491-2265 or Brenda 778484-1757 Storytime at the EECO Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road, Kelowna. Little ones love ‘Storytime at the EECO’ a free drop-in program for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. A 1-hour program features nature-themed stories and songs followed by an art or craft project. An excellent way for younger children to interact with others while learning more about the natural world. For more info please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parks, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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Pet Bits Q: We adopted a darling dog from the pound. We have a gravel yard with lots of foliage, but we can’t get her to pee there. We have to take her to the park twice daily, and it’s not easy for us. I’m 84 and my husband is 82. Any advice?

Video View DVD Reviews

“FLIGHT”: Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington is no stranger to acting challenges, and he has one of his biggest yet in this compelling drama from director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”). Inspired by experiences of screenwriter John Gatins, the film casts Washington as a pilot who saves his passenger-packed plane from disaster by making seemingly impossible maneuvers. His immediate fame threatens to uncover personal vices that could end his career, among other possible fallout. Don Cheadle, John Goodman and Melissa Leo also are in the excellent cast, but this clearly is Washington’s show. ***

“CLOUD ATLAS”: Since they’re ambitious directors within their own spheres, the Wachowskis (“The Matrix”) and Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”) only could yield a massively ambitious project by teaming up. This film certainly is that, and even if the lengthy result - based on the novel by David Mitchell - isn’t totally successful, it’s surely intriguing. Over the course of several stories set in different eras, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent are among the stars who play various characters ... the intended message being that everyone is linked across space and time. *** “HERE COMES THE BOOM”: Kevin James as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter? Unlikely, to be sure, but also reasonably fun in a comedy that suggests how far teachers will go to protect programs in their schools. That’s the setup as James plays such an instructor, who takes up fighting to raise the funds to keep students’ music playing in his high school. Salma Hayek plays his love interest (“unlikely,” Part 2), and Henry Winkler and UFC heavyweight champ Bas Rutten also appear. DVD extra: “making-of ” documentary; deleted scenes; outtakes. *** “ALEX CROSS”: After Morgan Freeman’s two turns as James Patterson’s psychology-driven police detective, Tyler Perry - in a rare-for-him situation as an actor for hire, without also writing and directing - has the title role in this grim melodrama. Cross mulls a big career move as he pursues a Detroit serial killer (Matthew Fox, “Lost”) in a script that’s run-of-the-mill, though the performances are good. That’s ensured by a cast that also includes Edward Burns, John C. McGinley, Cicely Tyson, Jean Reno and Giancarlo Esposito. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; audio commentary by director Rob Cohen; deleted scenes. ** “CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER”: Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” “The Social Network”) co-wrote and stars in this very engaging tale of a couple trying to move on with their lives after divorcing. Andy Samberg plays the other half, and the ex-partners find themselves very much on each other’s minds in attempting their next chapters. Co-writer Will McCormack, Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts, Eric Christian Olsen (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) and Chris Messina (“The Mindy Project”) also appear. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; audio commentary by Jones, Samberg, McCormack and director Lee Toland Krieger; deleted scenes; red-carpet footage. *** “PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE”: The veteran Oscar-winning songwriter (“Evergreen,” “We’ve Only Just Begun”) who also had some success as an actor (“Smokey and the Bandit,” “Phantom of the Paradise”) is profiled by filmmaker Stephen Kessler, who sought him out after his belief that Williams had died was proved wrong. The documentary is very much a recounting of the trust that builds between the two men, though it’s on the verge of falling apart at many moments because of Williams’ skepticism, especially in reflecting on personal demons he had to conquer. ***

A: “I doubt your dog likes the gravel very much,” says Cheryl Smith, author of “Dog Friendly Gardens, Garden Friendly Dogs” (Dogwise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA, 2003; $19.95). “And I don’t blame her.” Smith, of Port Angeles, WA, says the good news is that your dog does her business in the park with no apparent problem. “One solution is to buy a small piece of sod. Take your dog to this piece of sod on leash, and be armed with lots of cookies and be ready to say, ‘Good Dog.’ She’ll see grass, and I bet she goes,” says Smith.


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Mobility Scooters year end clearance sale. New lg size 1200 w/1 year warranty. Walkers, air cushions, wheelchair rentals. All types of scooters on our website For Sale www.t-cycle.ca Call 250-832-7321, Maple table, leaf, 250-804-0113 4 chairs $250. Oak (Shuswap) table double pedestal

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Wanted Buying Unwanted Guns 250 832-2982 WANTED: shop or barn space in Vernon/ Armstrong area large enough to get a school bus in. Needs to have a min 10 foot high door, and must be at least 36 feet in length. 250 550 4272 Wanted: Purchasing old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. Old gold & sterling! Private, Prompt & Confidential. Shuswap 250-548-3670 Unwanted Firearms Do you have unwanted firearms? Safe and secure removal. Have proper license to handle firearms. Will pickup at your convenience. Call 250870-6672 (Kelowna). Looking to Purchase Vintage Costume Jewelry, Watches & Pocket Watches, War Medals & Buttons, Coins, Sterling Silver Cutlery & Tea Services, Silver & Scrap Gold! CASH DOLLARS PAID! Vernon, Call Mick 250 307-8486

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For Sale Cable chains for tires 14/15/16 inches $15. 4 foot van ladder, like new $20. (250) 491-8264 (Kelowna) Office Chair on Casters, low back & arm rests. $18.00 Phone 250-542-4919 (Vernon)

$150. 50” Hitachi rear projection $150. Technics receiver, cassette, audio research speakers $150. VHS & over 300 movies $150. Call 250-828-0931 (Kamloops)

Full size Master Chef electric balcony BBQ (110 watt) $50. Man’s black, knee length, leather coat, medium (size 38), made by Coronet Leather of Montréal, $50. Two speakers, PSB 2.8, 250 watt tall black $50. PlayStation 2.8 with all Global Hydronics games and accessories Stove. capacity 4000- $50. Call Peter (250) 5000 sq feet. Great for 763-1276 (Kelowna). shops, buildings, ect... Ready to go! 12ft Mirro $2000.00 or best offer. Aluminum Boat. 6 Hp Call John at 2 stroke Yamaha motor 250-540-2475 (appox 50Hrs). Loaded (Vernon) on EZ loader trailer with oil bath bearings.

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Jumper cables 3 sets heavy gauge $40 each, two way 4x4 radios (midland, maxon, vertex) $200 ea., snowshoes metal frame & plastic $60 & $80, come-a-long cables $40 each, Acton outdoor rubber boots size 10 no liner $40, size 10 w/ liner & corks $55, size 9 corks $40, size 11 w/ liners $50, Large dog kennel $60 Call 250833-0318 (S. Arm)

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Invacare hosp. bed with remote $150 ,Walker w/brakes $40, Shower bench $20, side bed pole $? Various country western LP’s & 8 tracks. 1982 Honda 80 5 spd off-road bike $300. Wanted old wooden alarm or other clocks working or not, Bob- 250 549-7015.

Tenancy sought in K e l o w n a / Ve r n o n / Shuswap on quiet property or rural acreage for garden use / animal care. 250-5755376 (PM). (Kelowna)

Renovation

Keith’s Door Service & Minor Reno’s: Specializing in the installation of Doors and Windows, locks, deadbolts, and weather stripping. No job is too small! (Vernon) Call Keith anytime accessories. 250.260.7878

Snap-On collector’s edition calendar 1991 & 1992, never used, $25 Includes each. Excalibur 6 games What a deal! $2595. in 1 pack, brand new, $10. Reader’s Digest 528 pg Complete Guide To Sewing, brand new (250) 766-0686 $5. (250) 542-6142 (Winfield). (Vernon). NEW Small Faux Hot Wheels singles Leather or Microfiber in package $1 each or Sectional Sofa w/ single cases of 72 for ottoman. 5 colors $65 each with other die casts and old Dinky available. $469 only! Toys sell or trade. 250(250) 434-2337 253-1375 (Shuswap) (Kamloops)

Beautiful purple grad dress. Approx size is 7-9 (fits 29” waist) Two tone purple with a corset back, jewelled front. Has bling throughout the dress. Paid $500, asking $325 obo for more info and Oak dining room pictures table w/6 chairs $350, call Brenda at oak china cabinet w/ 250-836-2997 hutch $350, office (shuswap) desk (cherry wood) Craig’s Bakery is now $200, older 20” tv $40, supplying DeMille’s childrens oak dresser with a full line of fresh w/bookcase $80, Fax/ breads including 3 Copy machine $40. Call 250-833-0318 for $5 (20oz loaves) (Salmon Arm) (Shuswap)

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One bedroom apartment. Washer/ d r y e r / d i s h w a s h e r. Elevator in building near Coopers in Brockahurst and other sevices. Strata only $105. Rental allowed. Owner will consider to own with down payment. Only serious inquiry price is firm $117,900. 250-819-5149 NEW Queen Bedroom (Kamloops) Set. Queen bed, 9 For Sale by owner. drawer dresser, n/s, Attractive 2 bdrm landscape mirror. Solid condo in Victoria BC Wood. $679! (Kamloops) (45+ living). Asking (250)434-2337 $219,900. For more info

call Ed 250-679-2129 5 bdrm, 2 storey home in W Kelowna for sale. Ross Rd. Lg fam rm. 2 full bth + 1.5 bth. Dble attached garage + sgl detached garage Farm Raised Beef. w/wkshp (wired 220). Grain fed, no additives, Deck w/canopy. New CWF by the side. windows + furnace. $3.25 lb. Call 250 307 250-769-7559. (W. Kelowna) 3430 OR 250-546-6494 Mobile home in seniors (Vernon) park cache creek

2 Pedestal office desk. 30x60, new condition! 4 drawer, arborite top & adjustable keyboard holder. Call 250-8364634 or 250-253-1520 (Shuswap)

250amp 220 plugin shop welder for carbon, tig, stainless, and aluminium. $350.00 OBO phone (250) 833-0530 ask for Dave (Shuswap)

area.14 x 66 plus 12 x 66 addition. 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 4 appliances, soft water system, osmosis system, 12 x 12 shed, garden area and NEW hot tub. $96,500 obo. Call 250-457-9631

Automotive

John Deere 855 4x4 compact tractor. Front end loader, 47” snow blower, 7’ rear blade, roof canopy, 24 HP. Mint condition. Only 363 hrs. Always garaged. $17,500. 250-454-6756 (West Kelowna) 55 Buick Special. 4 dr hrdtop. Red & black. Rebuilt motor w/264 engine nail head. $10,000 in chroming.

5,000 miles in last 12 years. Red/black cloth & leather seats. Asking $23,000. Call Ron 250765-0112 Kelowna. 2008 Chev truck tow mirrors $25, 2008 Chev Uplander Van tow mirrors $25, 2007 GMC truck tow mirrors $25, 2007 Tonneau Cover for GMC truck $500. Call Cliff at 250-542-1449 1999 Arctic Cat 580 Powder Special Snow Machine. $2195 obo. 2 bdrm mobile hm in West Kelowna Trail Park Mobile Villas. $24,900 obo. (250) 768-2269 (Westbank). 1990 Jeep YJ. 4 cylinder, 5 spd, standard, soft top roof, good condition. New brakes, completely everything, complete new exhaust system, good tires (new new), new windshield and rear window. Asking $3895 Please call Steve 250-308-7795 OR 250542-3911 (Vernon)


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Tidbits of Kelowna Maple smoked Ribs

(NC)—Ingredients: 2 lb pork side ribs 1 cup pure maple syrup 3 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate 3 tbsp ketchup 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp curry powder 1 clove garlic, minced 2 green onions, minced Directions:

Soak maple planks in sink or clean bucket filled with water for at least 1 hour. (this can be done during first stage of cooking the ribs) Light one side of your barbecue, and preheat until temperature gauge shows 350°F. Place ribs meat side up in a roasting pan. Cover pan tightly with foil and place on the unlit side of your barbecue. Bake for 1 1/4 hours. In a saucepan over MEDIUM heat on the stove or on the side burner of the barbecue, combine maple syrup, orange juice concentrate, ketchup, soy sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in curry powder, garlic and green onions. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove ribs from roasting pan, and baste completely meat side and bone side with still warm sauce. Retain 1/2 of sauce for additional basting. Place ribs on soaked maple planks bone side down. Put the planks with the ribs on them on one side of the barbecue with LOW heat setting directly underneath them. Turn the other side of the barbecue to HIGH and close lid. Keep temperature around 350°F. Planks should begin to smoke within a few minutes, and produce a sweet fragrant smoke in your barbecue. Adjust the amount of smoke you would like to add by increasing/ decreasing direct heat underneath the planks, and opening/closing the lid. Do not allow planks to catch fire. Allow ribs to cook on the planks for 25 minutes. Use remaining sauce to baste ribs several times throughout cooking. Remove planks with ribs on them from the grill and place the planks directly on a plate or tray for serving

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