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Not only has the flu arrived early this season, but it appears to moving quickly. Seniors are at risk of becoming extremely ill from the flu, so it’s up to us to do everything we can to avoid catching it. We say this to little kids all the time: “Keep your hands away from your face.” But it’s true. Granted, the flu is respiratory and is generally spread through someone sneezing or coughing near us, but flu germs can live on surfaces. If transferred to our hands and then our face, we can catch the flu. An important point: People who have the flu can give it to you a whole day before they even know they’re getting sick. Some hints to avoid the flu: --Carry hand wipes when you shop. If the store doesn’t have any near the carts, use yours to wipe down the handle and seat before you touch it. --Use alcohol-based wipes on your phone and doorknobs at home, just in case. --Stock up on hand sanitizer and keep a small bottle with you when you go out. --Stay out of stores after school hours when small children might be with their parents. If you haven’t had a flu shot for some reason, call your doctor and ask if you should have one. Age alone, if you’re over 65, can put you in a high-risk category, and so can any medical condition you might have. If you do get the flu, ask your doctor about a prescription for an antiviral drug. The drugs work best if started within two days of getting sick. They can make the symptoms a little easier to handle, and they can prevent complications like pneumonia.

Peanut Butter Baconwich Update the lunchbox classic with this quick and simple recipe, and your kid’s lunch with be anything but boring! 1/2 cup peanut butter 6 slices (crisp cooked) bacon, crumbled 8 slices white bread, toasted 1 large red apple, cored and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1. In small bowl, combine peanut butter and bacon; spread mixture on all bread slices. In a separate small bowl, toss apple slices with lemon juice. Top half the bread slices with apple slices; cover with remaining bread slices. Cut in half, if desired. (Alternatively, put some apple slices on all bread slices and serve sandwiches open-faced.) Serves 4. „ Each serving: About 405 calories, 15g total fat (5g saturated), 8mg cholesterol, 573mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 15g protein.


Tidbits of Baldwin County Distributed Weekly 3/4 January 21 & 28 of 2013 • On Dec. 6, 1941, a new employee at the Office of Naval Intelligence, Mrs. Dorothy Edgers (who had been employed there only a month), decoded an intercepted Japanese message that indicated Honolulu was to be the target of a Japanese attack. She showed it to her superior officer, who said it needed more work and could wait until Monday. • In May of 1942, the Japanese were preparing to mount a major attack somewhere in the Central Pacific. The U.S. had broken the Japanese code and were aware of the impending attack. However, they didn’t know what the target would be. The Japanese called the target “AF” and the Americans could not figure out what place that denoted. Then they came up with a scheme: they had Midway send an uncoded message saying their water distillation plant had broken down and they were short on drinking water. Then they monitored the Japanese transmissions. Two days later, they intercepted a coded message from Japan reporting that “AF” was short of drinking water. When the Japanese descended on Midway, the American forces were ready and waiting. • When agents stormed the Japanese embassy in Portugal, they seized a Japanese code book, thinking it would be helpful to the Allies. What they didn’t know was that the Allies had already broken the code. Now that Japan knew the code book had been stolen, they changed the code. It took a year before the U.S. could break the new code. • When American decoding experts intercepted and deciphered a message from Germany to Mexico, they found that Germany was offering Mexico a large chunk of the United States if only Mexico would join with them in the war. This message was pivotal in pushing the U.S. into World War I. • Zeppelin L-49 was returning to Germany during World War I after having bombed London. It was over France when it ran out of fuel. There was no way the aircraft was going to make it back to Germany. The captain, knowing they were doomed to be captured, knew it was essential to get rid of the code books. But he couldn’t burn the books because the zeppelin was filled with flammable gas. So he ordered his men to shred the books and toss the pieces of paper over the side. When they were captured, Colonel Richard Williams of the U.S. Army Intelligence was frustrated when he found that the code books had been destroyed. So he sent the troops out to search the ground following the path the airship had taken. By nightfall they had collected 22 sacks full of tiny scraps of paper. Williams set his men to the task of reconstructing the book. By midnight they had put together a complete map of the North Sea showing the call sign positions for a U-boat rendezvous. • William and Elizabeth Friedman were a married team of cryptanalysts who were instrumental in cracking many codes. Once the British sent them some sample messages from a new encoding device they were considering using throughout the British Army. Within three hours of receiving the five messages, the Friedmans had deciphered them. The first message, ironically enough, said, “This cipher is absolutely indecipherable.” • A captured slave was brought to General Lysander, leader of the Spartan forces around 400 B.C. A message the slave was carrying was handed to the General. There were many hostilities going on, so Lysander suspected the message would bear important information. However, it did not. Then he noticed the slave’s belt was decorated with a series of letters that made no sense. He took the belt and wrapped it around a thin rod. There, down the side of the rod, was a perfectly legible message. It said that the Persians— who were supposed to be allies of the Spartans— were planning to take over. Thus forewarned, Lysander rushed his forces back to Sparta and ruined the plot. • Around 300 B.C. Histiaeos was the governor of the ancient Greek city Miletus. He was being held under guard and couldn’t get any messages out— but it was imperative that he inform his people behind enemy lines that he planned to overthrow Darius, the king of Persia. He shaved the head of his servant and tattooed the message on his scalp. After the hair grew back, he sent the servant out on an errand. The message was delivered. • During the Revolutionary War, messages were sent via Anna Strong’s clothesline. She signaled an American spy whenever a boatman was ready to carry secret messages across Long Island Sound. A black petticoat hung out to dry meant that the boatman was waiting. The number of hankies next to it indicated which cove he was hiding in. • Paul Bernard was a French spy in World War I who sent his secret messages home by writing the essential information in the top right-hand corner of postcards, and then putting postage stamps over the writing. • Thomas Jefferson invented a coding instrument called the wheel cipher that is still used by the U.S. Navy today.

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DEAR SARA: Congratulations on adopting your first pet! Cats can be great companions. While it’s difficult to teach a cat to fetch or roll over like a dog, house training is usually much easier to accomplish. Cats have a natural instinct to cover up their droppings. This hides them from predators. A litter box caters to that instinct. A kitten that is old enough to be adopted (usually 12 weeks) has typically been taught by its mother how and where to poop, how to cover it up, and how to keep itself clean and neat (by washing its fur with its tongue). You can reinforce this: Set up your new cat’s litter box, as well as its bedding, toys, food and water, ahead of time. As soon as you bring your new cat home, take it to the litter box and let the cat check it out. If your cat doesn’t get it the first time, and piddles elsewhere in the house, don’t scold it. Try to catch it as soon it happens, pick the cat up and place it in the litter box. It should connect quickly. What if your cat refuses to use the litter box and goes elsewhere? Move the box to a quieter part of the house. If that doesn’t work, or if the cat appears lethargic or meows a lot, contact the veterinarian right away. Cats that don’t use the litter box often are ill, not stubborn.


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Tidbits of Baldwin County Distributed Weekly 3/4 January 21 & 28 of 2013 Vets Lose a Friend We’ve lost someone who was always in our corner, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii. Unlike too many of our elected officials, Sen. Inouye was one of us. In World War II, serving in Italy in 1945, Inouye fought in an action that can only be described as horrific: After being shot in stomach, he continued fighting and leading an assault against a German stronghold. He was holding a primed grenade that he was about to throw when he was shot in that arm, leaving the grenade in his no longer functioning fist. Somehow he managed to grab the grenade with his other hand and toss it into a bunker. With his arm mostly severed, he continued fighting until he was shot in the leg and collapsed. Once in a field hospital, his arm was amputated. For this action he received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster and Distinguished Service Cross. That Cross should have been the Medal of Honor, but wasn’t, likely due to Inouye’s race. Inouye was a Nisei, a Japanese American born in Hawaii to Japanese parents who had immigrated before he was born. It wasn’t until President Bill Clinton upgraded the Cross in 2000 that Inouye received his long-overdue Medal of Honor, along with 19 others on his all-Nisei combat team. Innouye had been a senator since 1963, the second-longest serving senator, and had served in other public positions before then. It’s said that in 58 years, he never lost an election. One bill he reintroduced in the Senate time and time again was to restore Memorial Day to its historical correct date, May 30, instead of the one-size-fits-all last Monday in May. The bill never made it, but he kept trying because he believed in it.

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$408 $458 $508 Start Preparing Now for Spring Home Sale If you plan to list your home for sale when spring arrives, it’s to your benefit to use the months until then getting your property in good shape. At the very least, make plans so you can get started immediately in a few months. While it’s generally not safe to paint rooms when the doors and windows are closed, you can make your decorating plans. If you spot the paint on sale (common in the winter), go ahead and buy it now. As long as the cans stay completely sealed (tuck them in a closet so they won’t freeze in your garage), the paint will be good for a long time to come. Before you paint, take the cans back to the store and ask them to run the cans through the shaker again to ensure the paint is thoroughly mixed. Start interviewing potential real-estate agents. Let them come through your home and tell you what items you need to fix or change to get the best sale price. Learn about the agents and

what they offer, but don’t sign any contracts yet. Have a home inspection. The result will be your to-do list over the next few months. At the very least you’ll be warned about those items before a buyer hires his own inspector and notes them in a sales contract as negotiating points. If you have snow on the roof, the inspection will be a bit limited, but the condition of the house and its systems will give you an overall idea. Do interior repairs now. A new toilet and sink in the bathroom, and later, paint, a fresh shower curtain and new towels will add to your potential sales price. If you’re going to have landscaping work done when warm weather comes, get on the schedule now. Talk with a landscape planner at a few home and garden places and nail down what you’ll want. De-clutter. For many homeowners, getting rid of excess clutter is the most time-consuming of all home-sale activities. Start by going through closets and toss clothes you haven’t worn in three years, and also reorganize kitchen cabinets. Depersonalize your home by removing family photos. Look for artwork to go in the blank spots. If you find it on sale and know you won’t change your mind, go ahead and buy now.

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MAIL TO:BMP Main Office 3820 South McKenzie Street, Foley Al 36536 or Call (205) 370-7278 Employment

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Cash or store credit for used video games, game systems, computers, iPods, music, unscratched DVDs, DVDs good for discounts regardless of condition. Action Game and Movie located in Foley on the corner of Hwy. 59 & 98. 251-943-1359 Cash for most used text books 2010 or newer. We also buy some other types of books. Book Exchange in Foley on the corner of Hwy. 59 & 98. 251-943-5044 www.Bookexchange.me

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BUSINESS FOR SALE Kona Ice of Baldwin County. Exclusive rights to Baldwin County with established customer base. Great business with high profit margins. Everyone loves Kona Ice! 251-751-4744 Masterbuilt electric cheese display cabinet. 115 volt, 4 ft. wide, 3 tiers. Paid $3,000.00 new. Make Offer 251981-4745 FOR SALE 5th Wheel RV 2010 Cedar Creek Custom, 3 slides,electric awnings and jacks, awnings also over slideout windows. Asking price $60,000.00. Call 251591-5587 FOR SALE U-shaped computer desk, grey and black, ideal for home office. Lots of storage and in excellent condition. Approx. 52” wide x 76” long. Call 251-9471155 METAL BUILDING, 10’x16’, Wind pkg rated for 150 mph winds; 5x10 treated front deck and lattice skirting incl. Bought new in 2012 for temporary business location, $2,250.00. 251422-5672 or 251-979-2684

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6 MNTH old fm Great Dane, AKC, microchipped, spayed,shots UTD & trifexis. Kennel and potty trained. included kennel,training collar,leash, bowls and food. Asking $500 She does not like car rides. She is shy! Loves to walk, sits, & stays. She does sneak on the couch sometimes! She is a great dog. 850-221-3903

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Keisha’s Cleaning Service, 10 years experience, excellent references, free estimates, bonded and insured. We clean to please. Call anytime 251-284-1635 HOUSECLEANER w/ 20 yrs. exp., hard worker, honest, reliable! Call for free estimate. Kat 251-989-2360 Debbie’s Cleaning homes & condos, general & deep cleans. 20 yrs experience, references upon request. Call 850-602-6466 or 850-982-5229 A Lady’s Helping Hand for general and deep cleans of residential, offices, RVs, etc. Reasonable rates! Call 251-300-1286 for FREE estimate

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2012 TRACKER Pro Guide V-16C BOAT. This boat has never been in the water. 16’, Deep V Aluminum Hull, 60 hp Mercury, ELPT 4 Stroke, Minn Kota trolling motor, Lowrance Fish Finder, 3 swiveling seats 6 locations, with matching trailer $11,500. Serious inquires only. (850)6980771


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By: Matthew Hick

If you enjoy playing lots of golf, chances are that in your lifetime you will have the unfortunate instance of having a golf injury. This article was written with the intent of helping you avoid such an injury, as well as to assist you with the correct information of how to handle what happens when you do get hurt. Let’s start out with the basics. Typically, golf injuries tend to happen in your lower back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands. After all, these are the joint and muscle groups that you use the most when playing the sport. In sports, there are two types of injuries that can happen: cumulative and acute. Cumulative injuries are injuries that you get when you play too much of a sport like golf. Over time, repetitive motions end up hurting your joints and muscles. Then, if you don’t take care of yourself, you one day find yourself with an injury and unable to play at all. On the other hand, an acute injury is a more sudden injury. Perhaps you swing at the ball and your shoulder pops out of place, or your back is thrown out. There are certain things you can do to avoid both cumulative and acute golf injuries. To avoid cumulative injuries, it is important that you stretch out before even stepping out on the green. Make sure that you relax and loosen up all of your muscles and joints. Take at least ten minutes before your golf game to do some basic, easy stretching exercises. It is even a good idea to stretch out after your golf game as well. This will ensure that your muscles and joints have a chance to relax again. Stretching a second time will also help to prevent you from becoming sore in certain areas in the days to come. If you find yourself having a tiny bit of pain in a certain area, but it is not bad enough to stop you from playing, realize that you may have the beginnings of a cumulative injury. It is highly important that you do not ever ignore joint pain or tenderness, any type of swelling, numbness, or a reduced range of motion. If any of these things occur - even in small amounts - it is vital that you see a doctor. Ignoring the situation and continuing to play golf will make a small injury into a large one. If you get an acute injury while playing golf, you must seek immediate attention as well. First, stop what you are doing right away, and then wrap your injured area in a bandage that is tight enough to induce pressure. If necessary, put a bag of crushed ice (or a cold compress) on the injury for no more than fifteen minutes at a time, making sure the area has a chance to warm up before you freeze it again. Finally, get yourself to a doctor who can better help your injury to heal. Both cumulative and acute injuries can be extremely painful. And, they can put an end to your golf game if you don’t allow them time to heal properly. So take some time off if you have a golf injury... you will be all the better rested and ready to get out again soon!

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¥ On Feb. 1, 1884, the first portion of the Oxford English Dictionary is published. In 1857, members of London’s Philological Society decided to produce a dictionary that would cover all vocabulary from 1150 A.D. to the present. It took more than 40 years to complete. ¥ On Jan. 28, 1915, the captain of a German cruiser orders the destruction of the William P. Frye, an American merchant ship off the Brazilian coast. He had ordered the Frye to jettison its cargo as contraband, but the ship’s crew refused. It was the first American merchant vessel lost to Germany’s aggression during World War I. ¥ On Jan. 29, 1922, in the middle of a film, the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C., collapses, killing 108 people and sending another 133 to the hospital. Accumulated snowfall from a blizzard collapsed the theater’s roof, which fell down on top of theatergoers. ¥ On Jan. 30, 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg names Adolf Hitler -- fuhrer (leader) of the National Socialist German Workers Party (or Nazi Party) -- as chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s meteoric rise to prominence in Germany was spurred largely by the German people’s frustration with dismal economic conditions.

1. Name the last pair of A.L. teammates before Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez (213) and Jacoby Ellsbury (212) in 2011 to each have more than 210 hits in the same season. 2. Four players who started their major-league careers in the 1970s played in four decades. Name two of them. 3. Name the only Michigan State player to be taken No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. 4. Between 1956 and 2000, only one player 6 feet 3 inches or shorter won an NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Name him. 5. Name the NHL team that allowed the fewest goals in an 82-game season. 6. Of the nine NASCAR Chase for the Cup playoffs through 2012, how many drivers have made at least eight of them? 7. In 2012, Serena Williams became the second woman to have won all four of tennis’ Grand Slam titles along with Olympic singles gold. Who was the first?

Answers 1. Jimmie Foxx (213) and Al Simmons (216) did it for the 1932 Philadelphia A’s. 2. Rickey Henderson, Mike Morgan, Jesse Orosco and Tim Raines. 3. Defensive end Bubba Smith, in 1967. 4. Bob Cousy, in 1957. 5. New Jersey allowed 164 goals in 2003-04. 6. Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart. 7. Steffi Graf completed her “Golden Slam” in 1988.

¥ On Jan. 31, 1606, in London, Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in the plot to blow up the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason. He had been found lurking in a cellar of the Parliament building with 2 tons of gunpowder.

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