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August 16, 2013

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FAST FACT Cells in muscles and nerves never die. On the other hand, cells in the skin and the gut live only 18 hours before dying. White blood cells live for two weeks; red blood cells for one month; and liver cells two months. THE WHYS AND WHEREFORES ● Researchers theorize that one of the reasons humans walk upright instead of on all fours is because it is cooler. Walking upright reduces contact with the hot desert floor, exposes less skin to direct sunlight, and allows air to circulate more freely around the body. Humans don’t have hairy fur because on the African savanna, heat retention was not necessary. The loss of heavy fur reduced the need for water in a desert climate. ● Vitamin D acts as a catalyst, producing proteins that allow minerals such as calcium to move through the intestinal membrane and into the cells. Vitamin D cannot be formed unless it is activated by ultraviolet light. Sunlight does not contain vitamin D; it only activates it. Cats and dogs, when they lick their fur, ingest body fat that has been irradiated on their fur. This serves as a source of vitamin D. Black skin acts as protection against sunburn and skin cancer, while white skin allows enough ultraviolet light to pass through the skin in cold climates where people wear heavy clothing most of the year and their exposure to sunlight is limited. ● Oriental people have an extra flap of skin on their eyelids which gives them a slant-eyed appearance. Why? Anthropologists theorize that it protects against cold and glare, helping them cope with bitter, cold winters. Their noses are flat to minimize exposure and reduce risk of frostbite. Their nostrils are narrow, which helps warm up cold air. Their faces have an extra layer of fat to act as insulation, and a layer of fat on the eyelids also acts as a barrier to the cold.

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SUNBURNS Sun is bad for your skin. The redness of a sunburn means that your skin has actually been injured and the damage doesn’t disappear when the redness does. It accumulates. Even if you’re well tanned, sunlight will still cause your skin to eventually become tough, dry, and leathery. The ultraviolet rays in sunlight also promote skin cancer because they impair the immune cells the same cells that usually attack cancer cells. Many people, when they get a sunburn, say, “Oh, it’ll turn into a tan in a few days.” But exposure to sunlight activates the pigment which takes about three days to reach the surface of the skin, resulting in a tan. So it’s not the burn turning tan, it’s just the pigment finally showing up. Unlike a tan, a sunburn shows up immediately. Some light-skinned people can burn in 10 to 20 minutes. MADE IN THE SHADE When a friend of Harvey Schakowsky developed skin cancer, Schakowsky was alarmed. He learned that one way to prevent skin cancer is by wearing protective clothing. “What IS protective clothing?” he asked. Nobody knew. So he decided to look into it. Testing different fibers, he found that a typical cotton T-shirt will block only 50 percent of harmful rays from the sun. After some experimenting, he developed a fabric that blocks 99 percent of ultraviolet B radiation and 93 percent of ultraviolet A rays. It’s made of a synthetically woven nylon which is treated with a patented chemical substance. Schakowsky is marketing the line as Solarweave, selling hats, jackets, and shirts. He would like to see all sports players wearing his weave. He’s also pushing for all clothing to be labeled telling consumers what protection, if any, it offers. ~QUOTE~ “I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do today.” -Will Rogers

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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 EMMA EDMONDS cont’d ● Her escapades ended when she contracted malaria in 1863 and requested a furlough, which was denied. Not wanting to seek medical attention from the army for fear of discovery, she left her comrades in mid-April, never to return. “Franklin Thompson” was subsequently charged with desertion. ● When she recovered from the malaria, she wanted to return to the army, but was afraid to do so after seeing “WANTED” posters listing Franklin Thompson as a deserter. Instead, she dropped her male disguise and went to work as a nurse. ● She wrote and published her memoirs, Nurse and Spy in the Union Army, the first edition being released in 1864. It sold well, to the tune of 175,000 copies. Edmonds donated the profits from her book to various soldiers’ aid groups. She subsequently married and had three children. ● In 1876, she attended a reunion of the 2nd Michigan and was warmly received by her surprised comrades. They joined with her in petitioning the government to have the charge of desertion removed from her military records, and supported her application for a military pension. After an eight year battle and an Act of Congress, “Franklin Thompson” was cleared of desertion charges and awarded a pension of $12 per month in 1884. ● In 1897, Edmonds was admitted into the Grand Army of the Republic, the only woman member of this organization of Union Civil War vets. One year later, on September 5, 1898, Emma Edmonds died at her home in La Porte, Texas. In 1901, she was re-buried with military honors at Washington Cemetery in Houston.

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OOPS! ● In Iowa, hundreds of highway signs warning of deer crossings were distributed. The signs pictured the deer with their antlers backwards. ● At the San Onofre, CA, nuclear plant, the 420-ton reactor vessel was installed backwards. ● So much mail was being sent to Mount Tabor, South Carolina, when it was intended to go to Mount Tabor, North Carolina, that residents in South Carolina dropped the Mount from their name and spelled Tabor backwards to become the town of Robat. ● At the end of World War I, Marshal Ferdinand Foch dictated the armistice to Henri Deledicq, a military clerk from French headquarters. In the wee hours of early morning, the sleepy clerk put the carbon papers in backwards. As a result, the Armistice agreement signed on November 11, 1918 in the railway car near Rethondes had signatures on the bottom of an agreement that was printed backwards. No one even noticed. BACKWARDS WORDS ● A man named Muldoon led a gang of street thugs that kept the entire waterfront area of San Francisco under their tight control in the 1870s. A newspaper wanted to end their tyranny but was so intimidated by the gang that they dared not use Muldoon’s real name. They spelled it backwards and changed the N to an H— and hoodlum entered the language. ● Enola, a town in Arkansas, is ‘alone’ spelled backwards. ● A failed cola company in Ohio named their new pop Norka, advertising, “Remember— Norka spelled backwards is Akron.” ● Evian water is ‘naïve’ spelled backwards. ● “Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?”- Al Boliska

1. In 2012, Jered Weaver became the seventh pitcher in Angels history to win at least 20 games in a season. Name four of the six others to do it. 2. Mike Schmidt is first on the list of most home runs hit during the decade of the 1980s (313). Who is No. 2? 3. When was the last time before 2012 that the Denver Broncos had a pair of 1,000-yard receivers? 4. In 2012, Bill Self became the third Kansas men's basketball coach to win the Naismith College Coach of the Year award. Name the first two. 5. Who has the longest stretch of not losing a regular-season game in regulation in NHL history? 6. When was the last time before 2012 that the U.S. men got at least two medals in Olympic running distances of 1,500 meters or more? 7. Golfer Tom Watson has won the British Open five times. How many other majors has he won during his PGA career?


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1. The Bee Gees, in 1968. In the song, a man on death row asks the chaplain to get a final message to his wife. 2. Patsy Cline, in 1961. It's said that Cline originally hated the song as done by writer Willie Nelson until her producer turned it into a ballad. 3. "Stoned Love," in 1970. Some radio stations wouldn't play the song, fearing it was about drug use. 4. "Everyday People," in 1968. 5. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," a 1980 hit by Billy Joel. The song takes a cynical look at the music industry that demands that musicians stay young and hip. The singer refuses to change.

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Q: I have a creamer in the shape of a cow. I bought it at a church sale and paid $35 for it. -- Mark, Hammond, La. A: I'm not sure what your question is, but I must tell you that many of the "cow creamers" have been reproduced, and most generally sell for less than $20. To determine if your creamer is authentic and older, show it to an established antiques dealer in your area for his or her opinion. For current values, I recommend "The Antique Trader Kitchen Collectibles Price" edited by Kyle Husfloen. There are several pages featuring creamers with current values. Q: I have a collection of cigarette silks that were given away as premiums, probably during the 1920s. Is there someone I can contact about them? The ones I have represent international flags. -- Bill, Flagstaff, Ariz. A: Robert Forbes is a serious collector of tobacco memorabilia and has written several books on the subject. He might be able to advise you. His address is P.O. Box 62, DuPont, WA 98373. Check out his excellent reference "American Tobacco Silks, Flannels, and Leathers," which can ordered from him. Q: My parents were married in 1953 and received a set of sterling flatware in the "Bridal Veil" pattern. What can you tell me about it? -- Susan, Westminster, Colo. A: Your pattern was crafted by the International Silver Company and introduced in 1950. The company was formed in 1898 in Meriden, Conn., by a group of independent silversmiths. The association eventually included several additional companies including Rogers Brothers, Derby Silver, Meriden Britannia, Webstar and Wilcox, and others. Although this isn't one of the more expensive patterns, it is certainly a handsome one. Q: I have a set of six volumes of "Nation's Heritage" published by B.C. Forbes & Sons in 1949, all in fine condition. Do these books have any value, and where can I offer them for sale? -- R.C.R., Albuquerque, N.M. A: These appear to sell in the $15 to $25 range per volume in my area of the country, Phoenix. You live in a fairly large city with several excellent used bookstores. Begin there.


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BACKWARDS MOVIES ● The Tarzan yell is based on a yodel Johnny Weissmuller learned from his father as a child. The yodel is played backwards and speeded up to three times its normal rate. ● Gary Cooper portrayed baseball player Lou Gehrig in the movie “The Pride of the Yankees.” The problem was that Gehrig was left-handed and Cooper was right-handed. To get around this, Cooper played his scenes wearing a baseball uniform that had the insignia sewn on backwards. He played right-handed, but then the film was flipped over as it ran through the cameras. Cooper appeared to be a natural left hander. ● Jack Palance played the gunslinger in the movie “Shane.” But Palance knew nothing about horses and a lot of horse scenes were required. Palance was nervous when mounting and dismounting, so when the director filmed him doing a perfect dismount, he used that same scene over and over in the movie and even ran it backwards whenever the script called for Palance to mount his horse. One scene called for Palance to gallop into town on his horse, but he couldn’t manage it. So the director asked him to just canter into town, but still Palance had trouble. Finally the director told Palance to just get off the horse and walk into town leading the animal. This Palance did, and it became one of the most dramatic scenes in the movie.

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have herpes. I am a 28-year-old woman who never previously had a venereal disease. I am shocked to have one now. I have always been careful about choosing my male partners. I can't believe this has happened to me. Will this affect my chances of having children? What do I do about having sexual relations? -- M.N. ANSWER: You have to put herpes infection in perspective. Many people are infected. It's estimated that 50 million Americans have the virus. All of them are free to marry and have children. As for sexual relations, be honest with your partners about having been infected. You should not have relations when you have a recurrent outbreak. Recurrences lessen in frequency with the passage of time. It still is possible to transmit the virus without a visible outbreak, but condom use then lessens the probability of passing the virus to others. The herpes virus comes in two varieties: herpes simplex virus type 1, HSV-1; and herpes simplex virus type 2, HSV-2. HSV-1 is responsible for cold sores (fever blisters). HSV-2 is the cause of genital infections. However, either virus can lead to genital infections (and cold sores). HSV-1 is becoming a more frequent cause of genital infections. Skin-to-skin contact is the method of transmission. A first outbreak of genital herpes may cause fever, headache, muscle pain, pain on urination and enlargement of groin lymph nodes. In men, an outbreak of small blisters

appears on the penis. In women, the same happens in the vagina and on the external genitals. The blisters turn into sores. The sores heal in one to two weeks. Some infected people never have any visible manifestations of infection, but they are able to transmit the virus. About one-third of people never experience a recurrence. Another third have less than three outbreaks a year. The final third have more than three yearly outbreaks. People can spread the virus even when there are no obvious signs of infection. Acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir) and valacyclovir (Valtrex) shorten an outbreak. If recurrences are frequent, these medicines can be used on a daily basis to suppress them. The booklet on herpes clarifies its mysteries. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1202W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 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: I am celebrating my 75th birthday in two months. Up to now, I have had mammograms every year, sometimes every two years. Can I stop? -- W.B. ANSWER: The benefits of mammograms for women between the ages of 50 and 69 are not disputed. When to start them and when to stop them are matters that stir up debates. Many would like to see a directive for beginning mammograms at age 40. A sensible approach to your question about stopping is this: a woman older than 70 should continue to have mammograms if that woman has 10 more years of expected life. Your doctor can give you an idea of what your life expectancy is.

It all started with putting lawn chairs in the front yard. Maren and Mike Levad wanted to get to know their neighbors who, like them, hibernate during long Minnesota winters. So when spring came last year, they moved lawn chairs from the backyard to the front, hoping to stir up casual conversations when people pushing strollers and walking dogs passed by. "Within days, neighbors on both sides of us did the same, and the simple idea rippled down the block," said 32-yearold Maren. "This summer, we were inspired to celebrate our growing friendships and host monthly Thursday frontyard get-togethers." Keeping it simple is key. "In June, we gathered for food and fun after work from 5-7," said Maren. "I put out easy appetizers and beverages on a picnic table, and our 3-yearold Eliza helped bring out fun stuff for all ages -- from bubbles, sidewalk paint and dress-up clothes to croquet. Eliza reminded me that no party is complete without music," she added. Are you inspired to celebrate community and hang with the locals? Start now and plan a non-fussy gathering before summer is out. Here are more tips: SPREAD THE WORD: Make fliers on colored paper with date, time and location. A theme is extra-special, such as "Front Yard Olympics" or "Corn Feed." Let kids decorate the invitations with drawings or stamps. SET THE SCENE: Place a blooming flowerpot from your porch on the middle of a picnic table for an instant centerpiece. Tie a rope between trees or posts near the entry to your yard and use clothespins to hang a welcome sign and kid artwork. Use "outside" toys, games and sports equipment for active fun on the lawn. PREP SIMPLE SNACKS: Serve food and drinks on large trays for no-fuss transport out of your kitchen and into the yard. Choose easy, fresh eats to serve, such as chilled watermelon slices, ripe and tasty peaches, apricots and plums. Fill large bowls with fresh popcorn. Sip easy-to-prepare beverages and lots of ice water. For a refreshing punch that sparkles, mix pink lemonade with club soda in seconds. Add ice and float lemon slices. Stack paper cups next to the beverages, and let kids decorate them with stickers to identify their own cups. When the idea takes root, make it a potluck at the end of the summer and ask neighbors to bring food, drinks and activities to share.

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An Exhausting Proposition Q: When I get out of the shower, the bathroom is completely fogged up, even when the exhaust fan is running. What's the point of having a bathroom exhaust fan if it doesn't clear the air? -- Kurt C., Huntsville, Ala. A: Good question. If a bathroom exhaust fan doesn't do the job it's advertised to do, what's the point of having one? The exhaust fan serves a good purpose. It draws moist air out of the bathroom, minimizing damage to wallpaper, baseboards, the ceiling and anything else that isn't sealed against water. However, if a "fog" lingers for more than five minutes after a shower, the fan isn't doing its job. The problem could be a blocked exhaust duct, an ailing fan motor or a unit that's not large enough to clear the entire room. In every case, the unit is not pulling enough air out of the bathroom. An exhaust fan should remove as many cubic feet of air each minute as the number of square feet of the bathroom's floor space. Clean dust and debris from the unit and air ducts. If cleaning the unit doesn't help, consider replacing it. Switch off the unit at the circuit box, then remove the front grille. Use a circuit tester to make sure no power is coming through the wires attached to the fan motor. Do this by placing one probe of the tester against each

connector, then placing the second probe against the grounding screw on the fan housing. Don't touch the bare wires with your fingers. If the tester glows at any point, go back to the circuit box and turn off the correct switch. Remove the mounting screws and pull the fan out of the wall or ceiling cavity. Disconnect the vent hose and household wiring to free the unit, then set it aside. Next, measure the fan's wall or ceiling cavity and record it. Measure the square footage of the bathroom, as well. Take those figures and the fan assembly to the homeimprovement store and purchase a fan that works best for the room's square footage. Make sure the new fan's exhaust port matches the size of the old exhaust port. Install the new fan in the old cavity, if possible (a larger unit may require you to increase the size of the cavity). Attach the fan housing to the stud or joist, avoiding the nail holes of the old unit. Test the household wiring to make sure the power is off before attempting to connect them to the new unit. Then, follow the manufacturer's instructions to hook up the wires. Connect the vent hose to the new unit's exhaust port, replace the grille cover and switch on the power at the circuit box. HOME TIP Use caution when working with electrical products. Use a circuit tester to make sure the power is completely off, and don't touch bare wiring with your fingers! Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new e-book, "101 Best Home Tips," is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents.

Three-hundred million dollars a year. That's how much money seniors lose in one scam alone, the Jamaican lottery scam. The average loss is between $60,000 and $70,000 per victim. Even worse is that when scams are reported, nothing much is done, at least on the federal level. Any efforts have been scattered and ineffective. Now two U.S. senators have put forth legislation designed to help. Susan Collins of Maine and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota have introduced The Seniors Fraud Protection Act. Its purpose is threefold: educating seniors and their families about fraud schemes, improving the complaint system for victims of scams, and enhancing the monitoring of such schemes. The Federal Trade Commission would be directed to monitor and investigate possible scams and to create a special seniors website for information and complaints. Best of all, those complaints would no longer be ignored. The information would be made available to law enforcement. While there are too many scams targeting the elderly, the Jamaica lottery scam is particularly nasty. If the scammers don't get immediate cooperation from the victim, they employ high-tech threat tools such as Internet satellite street-view pictures of the victim's home. Even if the victim does pay (the worst possible thing to do), they come after more money, threatening to burn down the house. They can look up the victim in online databases and learn the name of relatives. Your best bet to fight these scammers is to protect yourself: --Use your caller ID and don't answer calls from the 876 area code. --If the "prize" sounds too good to be true, it is. --Never wire funds to anyone you don't know. --If someone wants you to pay fees or "taxes" in advance to collect a prize, don't. --Allow yourself to BE RUDE. Hang up on anyone suspicious. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com.


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