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BEHIND THE MAGIC by Blue Sullivan

Cinema in America has entertained us with over a century of movie magic. Yet, during the making of some movies, equally unbelievable stories unfolded before the films ever hit the big screen. • In Steven Spielberg’s terrifying 1975 classic, “Jaws,” you don’t see much of the actual shark until very late in the film. That wasn’t just an aesthetic choice. It was due to all of the problems Spielberg and the crew had with the mechanical sharks that were used during filming.

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• Three different mechanical sharks were employed during the filming of “Jaws.” All were nicknamed “Bruce” after Steven Spielberg’s attorney, Bruce Ramer. • All three mechanical versions of “Bruce” proved unreliable from the beginning of the shoot. The animatronics stalled the first time one was put in the water, and the sharks sank to the seafloor several times, leaving divers scrambling to recover them.

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• After completing the filming of “Jaws,” the studio had so little confidence in the film that the three Bruces were dumped on the Universal back lot. No efforts were made to preserve them, and none of the three original sharks remain.





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Behind The Magic (continued): • A fourth “Bruce” was made from the same mold as those used in the film. Although it never had a place in the filming of “Jaws,” it was employed at the Universal Theme Park from 1975 to 1990.

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• In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 horror classic “The Birds,” people in a California beach town are suddenly terrorized by swarms of birds. As outlandish as the premise sounds, it was inspired by an incident only two years before where birds in Monterey Bay suddenly began crashing into local houses.

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• Many years later, the strange real-life occurrence that inspired “The Birds” was explained as the result of toxic algae in the birds’ water supply. • In the 1976 suspense blockbuster “The Omen,” a couple (played by Gregory Peck and Lee Remick) takes on the care of an orphan who may literally be the devil’s spawn. The filming of this movie was so crazy it inspired the documentary “The Curse of the Omen.” • Not one, not two, but three planes associated with “The Omen” were hit by lightning during the shoot. Among those onboard during these three separate incidents were star Gregory Peck, screenwriter David Seltzer and executive producer Mace Neufeld. • Speaking of Mace Neufeld, his hotel during the “The Omen” shoot was the object of an IRA bombing. A restaurant frequented by the cast and crew was also bombed. Luckily, no one was hurt in either incident. • The special effects coordinator of the film had the spookiest scrape. On Friday the 13th, 1976, he crashed his car in Holland. When he got out, he noticed the road sign. It read “Ommen, 66.6 km.” • In terms of sheer danger, the film shoot for the 1925 epic “Ben-Hur” (the second of three cinematic adaptations of the novel of the same name) takes the cake. The chariot race in the film is still renowned for its realism, because the race was completely real.



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• “Ben-Hur’s” director Fred Niblo wasn’t happy with the initial footage of the race, so he staged it again. The second time, he told the stunt drivers that the winner of the race would be given the equivalent of around $1,000. Drivers took the race so seriously that there was a huge pile-up of men and horses before the finish line. • Another scene in “Ben-Hur,” a huge sea battle between two ships, proved equally dangerous. Italian extras were recruited and separated by political affiliation (pro- or anti-fascist), then put on the two boats, to give the on-boat clashes more “realism.” Continued on page 7

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Now that another school year is drawing to a close, your young children are a step closer to the day when they’ll be heading off to college. Of course, as you’re probably aware, higher education doesn’t come cheap — and the costs seem to continuously climb. You can help your children — or even your grandchildren — meet these expenses by investing in a 529 plan. And this college savings vehicle offers estate-planning benefits.

As a college funding vehicle, a 529 plan offers some significant benefits. When you contribute to a 529 plan, your earnings accumulate tax free, provided they are used for qualified higher education expenses. (Keep in mind, though, that 529 plan distributions not used for qualified expenses may be subject to federal and state income tax and a 10% IRS penalty.) Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be deductible from your state taxes. However, 529 plans vary, so be sure to check with your tax advisor. And the lifetime contribution limits for 529 plans are quite generous; while these limits vary by state, many plans allow contributions well in excess of $200,000. Plus, a 529 plan is flexible: If the child, grandchild or other beneficiary decides against college, you can transfer the unused funds to someone else, tax and penalty free.

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Attorneys Morse & Associates........................................303-300-6684 Basement Finishing Seller Construction, Inc..................................303-514-7701 Cat Specialists The Cat Specialist...........................................303-663-2287 612 Atchison Way, Castle Rock Churches Center for Spiritual Living..............................720-851-0265 2301 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock Diesel Repair Shop Douglas County Diesel...................................303-660-9986 1221 Caprice Dr, Castle Rock Environmental Services AAMREX.......................................................303-883-3750 Farm & Ranch Supply Circle B Farm & Ranch...................................719-481-6161 773-B Hwy 105 Palmer Lake HayCo.............................................................719-339-3525 Flooring Davinci Flooring.............................................720-232-4498 Gutters JPE Contractors...............................................303-663-8118 200 S Wilcox St., Castle Rock Home Services Colorado Carpet Steamers...............................303-386-5200 Mr. Appliance...................................................303-688-5233 Hydroponics Stores Big Bloomz Hydro..........................................303-688-0599 1011 Caprice Dr, Castle Rock Natural Wellness Pharmacies ITC Compounding...........................................303-663-4224 651 Topeka Way #600, Castle Rock Piano Teacher Nancy “Bubbles” Horvath...............................720-344-4107 Youth Sports DC Dolphins Basketball, Baseball, Cheer, Football, Softball, Volleyball................................................303-688-4011

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Your contributions to a 529 plan also qualify for the $13,000 annual gift tax exclusion, so you can give large amounts each year without incurring the gift tax. In the investment world, you can find many vehicles that can help you make progress toward one goal. But it’s far less common to find something that may give you a boost toward two. And when the two goals are helping a child or grandchild go to college and lowering the value of your taxable estate — while still maintaining control of your assets — you’ve got an investment worth considering. So consult with your tax and financial advisors to determine if a 529 plan is right for you. And if it is, think about taking action soon, because the more years you can contribute to a 529 plan, the better the outlook for both your future student and your estate plans. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Cindy Rose, Financial Advisor Edward Jones 2195 N Highway 83 #23 - Franktown, CO 80116 303.688-2127 Member SIPC

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My kids and I love to shop for our summer produce at Farmers’ Markets. The produce is perfectly ripe, usually picked just a day or two before the event. We can meet the farmers who grew the food and get tips on preparing it. When produce is grown and sold locally, the money stays in our community, stimulating local economy. Wear comfortable shoes, bring your own bags, put on sunscreen, and bring water. Many stands don’t accept credit cards, so stop at the ATM on your way. Castle Rock Farmers’ Market Downtown Castle Rock near Festival Park Second and Perry Streets, 80104 July 7 through September 29 Saturdays from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM or Sellout Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market Highlands Ranch Town Center Square 9288 Dorchester St., 80129 May 6 through October 28 Sundays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or Sellout Lone Tree Farmers’ Market Rio Grande Restaurant parking lot Park Meadows Drive near Yosemite Street, 80124 June 2 through September 29 Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM or Sellout Parker Farmers’ Market Parker Road and Mainstreet, 80134 May 13 through October 28 Sundays from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or Sellout Never be bored again! Macaroni Kid Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock is THE weekly GO-TO source for Douglas County families featuring articles, recipes, crafts, local family-friendly events, and more. Subscribe for FREE at www.highlandsranch. and tell them Tidbits sent you!

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DC DOLPHINS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS! 3rd grade team, Dolphins Purple, coached by Kim Fenolio brought home the champion trophies at the Arapahoe Youth League volleyball tournament help at Momentum Volleyball Club in Highlands Ranch on May 12. Dolphins Purple climbed the elimination ladder to the championship court where they played Spartan Gold team of Aurora. "The championship match was close- 22-20, 19-21, 21-18" said Coach Fenolio. "It was crazy intense and such fun to get the win, they all worked so hard and I was so proud of them." Congratulations to Runner-Up teams in the Championship matches, 6th Grade Dolphins Purple, coached by Randy Belise; and Senior Division (8th-9th grade) Dolphins Purple coahed by Lori Woodmen. From left to right- Emily Iliff, Jenna Sherman, Haley Fenolio, Kaya Stott, Piper Hellner, Kim Fenolio (behind) Abby Benekas, Brooke Helms, Sydney Naibauer, Bella Vezzani

On June 8, 632, in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad, founder of Islam, dies in the arms of Aishah, his third wife. In 610, in a cave north of Mecca, Muhammad had a vision in which he heard God command him to become the Arab prophet of the “true religion.” He began having religious revelations, which he collected as the Qur’an. On June 5, 1933, the United States goes off the gold standard, a monetary system in which currency is backed by gold. The Great Depression of the 1930s had frightened the public into hoarding gold. Roosevelt ordered all gold coins and gold certificates in denominations of more than $100 turned in for other money.

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On June 4, 1942, the Battle of Midway -- one of the most decisive U.S. victories against Japan during World War II -- begins. During the four-day sea-and-air battle, the U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of its own. On June 9, 1956, one of the world’s top-selling crime novelists, Patricia Cornwell, best known for her forensic pathologist character Dr. Kay Scarpetta, is born in Miami. Cornwell’s first novel, “Postmortem,” was released in 1990. On June 7, 1962, the banking institution Credit Suisse opens the first drive-through bank in Zurich, Switzerland. The drivethrough featured eight glass pavilions and a sensor on the ground that activated a light trail that directed drivers to the next available bay. On June 6, 1981, more than 500 passengers are killed when their train plunges into the Baghmati River in India. The rail accident was caused by an engineer who braked too hard to keep from hitting a cow that was crossing the tracks over a bridge. Seven cars derailed into the river. On June 10, 1979, actor Paul Newman roars into second place in the 47th 24 Hours of Le Mans, the famous sports-car endurance race held annually in Le Mans, France. In 1969, Newman starred as a race-car driver in the movie “Winning,” performing many of the high-speed scenes himself without a stunt double.


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Laugh Lines! Man's Age, as Determined by a Trip to Home Depot You are in the middle of some kind of project around the house --.Mowing the lawn, putting in a new fence, painting the living room or whatever. You are hot and sweaty, covered in dust, lawn clippings, dirt or paint. You have your old work clothes on. You know the outfit -- shorts with the hole in the front, old T-shirt with a stain from who-knowswhat and an old pair of tennis shoes. Right in the middle of this great home improvement project you realize you need to run to Home Depot to get something to help complete the job. Depending on your age you might do the following: In your 20's: Stop what you are doing. Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss and put on clean clothes. Check yourself in the mirror and flex. Add a dab of your favorite cologne because you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout lane. And you went to school with the pretty girl running the register.

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In your 30's: Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change shoes. You married the hot chick so no need for much else. Wash your hands and comb your hair. Check yourself in the mirror. Still got it. Add a shot of your favorite cologne to cover the smell. The cute girl running the register is the kid sister to someone you went to school with.


In your 40's: Stop what you are doing. Put on a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts. Put on different shoes and a hat. Wash your hands. Your bottle of Brute Cologne is almost empty so you don't want to waste any of it on a trip to Home Depot. Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing. The hot young thing running the register is your daughter's age and you feel weird thinking she is spicy. In your 50's: Stop what you are doing. Put on a hat; wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt. Change shoes because you don't want to get dog crap in your new sports car. Check yourself in the mirror and you swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat.

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In your 60's: Stop what you are doing. No need for a hat anymore. Hose the dog crap off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your 50's. You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants. Don't bother to shave, wash your hands or change your shirt because you know you still got it!! ..... somewhere .

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