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December 27, 2013

Volume 2 Issue 52

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Z FACTS cont'd • During the Viet Nam war when young American men were defecting to Canada, they often betrayed their American origins when asked to recite the alphabet by border guards. “Zed” is the only letter of the alphabet that Canadians pronounce differently from Americans. Zink, Ziegler, Zeno, & Zarb etc. • Mr. T. M. Zink of Iowa died in 1930 and left his $100,000 fortune to fund a womanless library. He specified that his daughter should receive $5 and his widow a single penny. The rest of the fortune was to be held in trust for 75 years, until the year 2005 when Zink’s womanless library would be funded. Signs reading “No Women Admitted” were to be posted above the doors, and no books or art by women were to be allowed. Fortunately, Zink’s family successfully contested the will. • In 1974 the Doublespeak Award for outrageous language went to Ron Ziegler, who was Pres. Nixon’s press secretary. When asked whether a certain bunch of Watergate tapes was still intact— a question that could have been answered with ‘yes’, ‘no’, or ‘I don’t know’— Ziegler used a colossal 99 word sentence that left everybody scratching their heads. During Watergate, Zielger said, “If my answers sound confusing, I think they are confusing because the questions are confusing, and the situation is confusing and I’m not in a position to clarify it.”

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Should In-Laws Pets Get Holiday Gifts? DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I'm going to be a guest at my in-laws' house for Christmas. They have two small dogs. Is it appropriate for me to buy gifts for the dogs as well as for them? -- Suzanne C., Sarasota, Fla. DEAR SUZANNE: Most owners these days see their pets as a part of the family, so it's not unusual to see a gift or three for their dog, cat, bird and so on. However, trying to decide whether to purchase a gift for someone else's pet, and what kind of gift to get, can be tricky. It helps if you know your in-laws well and are familiar with their pets. Start by asking your husband if it's appropriate to give a gift to the dogs, and if he knows of anything they can't have. He may have some idea, but don't be disappointed if

he really doesn't know. If you're on good terms with other members of his family, ask them. And it's probably all right to ask his parents if it's OK to get something for the dogs. You'll have to do some feeling out in any case. You may get a firm "no" from your in-laws, but don't be hurt; they usually have their reasons. But if the answer is noncommittal, or hopefully, gracious, be sure to ask if there is any toy or other item that the in-laws would prefer for the dogs. If and when you purchase gifts for the dogs, avoid bigticket items. A chew toy (appropriately sized for the dogs) or a helpful accessory, like a clip-on doggie bag dispenser for the leash, is a thoughtful gesture. Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner. com.

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Whenever possible, I like to give a homemade gift rather than a store bought, but sometimes I just don’t have the time in the kitchen that I’d like. Ironically, the time of year I’d like to cook the most is also the time of year I have the least amount of time to do it. Everyone knows that candies taste better if you let the kids do it. they’re sweeter than us. Getting the kids in the kitchen is important to me, but especially at Christmas. If I’m make something for them to give, I want them to enjoy the happiness and learn the importance of giving something you personally had a hand in making. In my mind this is one of those activities that helps them to grow up with their heads in the right place. Easily turnout Christmas candies in very little time with a low budget. You’ll need: 1 package of chocolate almond bark 36 mini muffin liners 2 cups Rice Crispies Melt almond bark and stir in cereal. Spoon mixture into muffin liners, allow 1 to 2 hours to set. When you do decide to dine out, gather around our table at the Goose. Remember every Friday is Family Game Night, each week we’re serving up a different Wild Game!

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Z FACTS cont'd • Greek philosopher Zeno in the year 264 B.C. suffered a broken toe and decided this was God’s sign that he had lived long enough. He killed himself, dying at age 98. • Florenz Ziegfeld of the Ziegfeld Follies once offered Gracie Allen $750 a week to appear in a show in London. Gracie asked how much the pay would be if her husband, George Burns, appeared too. “Five hundred,” was the answer. • The story goes that Greek painters Zeuxis and Parrhasius had a feud concerning who could produce the most realistic painting. Finally they agreed to a paint-off. Zeuxis painted a picture of a boy holding a bowl of grapes. It was so realistically done that birds came down to peck at the picture. Then Zeuxis asked Parrhasius to draw back the curtain covering the painting he had drawn. At this point Zeuxis realized that what he thought was a curtain covering a painting was actually a painting of a curtain covering a painting. Zeuxis had been able to fool the birds, but Parrhasius had been able to fool Zeuxis. • In 1975, Frank Zarb spent $25,000 and used 19,000 gallons (7,200 liters) of fuel flying around the U.S. to lecture on the need to conserve energy. He used a plush Air Force jet that burned enough fuel in one hour to supply the average American driver with enough gasoline to drive for an entire year.

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¥ On Jan. 2, 1811, Timothy Pickering, a Federalist from Massachusetts, becomes the first U.S. senator to be censured when the Senate approves a motion against him. Pickering was accused of violating congressional law by publicly revealing secret documents. ¥ On Dec. 30, 1862, the U.S.S. Monitor sinks in a storm off Cape Hatteras, N.C. Just nine months earlier, the ship had been part of a revolution in naval warfare when the ironclad dueled to a standstill with the C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimack) -- the first time two ironclads faced each other in a naval engagement. ¥ On Jan. 5, 1920, the New York Yankees major-league baseball club announces its purchase of the heavyhitting outfielder George Herman "Babe" Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for the sum of $125,000. The deal paid off as Ruth went on to smash his own home run record in 1920, hitting 54 homers. ¥ On Jan. 1, 1946, on the island of Corregidor, in Manila Bay, 20 Japanese soldiers approach a lone soldier -literally waving a white flag. The soldiers had been living in an underground tunnel and only discovered that the war was over by reading it in the newspaper. ¥ On Jan. 3, 1967, Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, dies of cancer in a Dallas hospital. The Texas Court of Appeals recently had overturned his death sentence for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald and was scheduled to grant him a new trial. ¥ On Jan. 4, 1974, President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tape recordings and documents that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee. Nixon would resign from office in disgrace eight months later. ¥ On Dec. 31, 1984, Bernhard Goetz, the white man dubbed the "subway vigilante" after he shot four young black men on a New York City subway train, turns himself in at a police station in Concord, N.H. Goetz claimed that the men, all of whom had criminal records, were trying to rob him and that he had acted in self-defense.

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¥ It was beloved American pianist and comedian Jimmy Durante who made the following sage observation: "Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down." ¥ Famed markswoman and exhibition shooter Annie Oakley was born the daughter of Quakers, who gave her the name Phoebe Ann Moses. ¥ It was in July 1911 when daredevil Bobby Leach became the second person (and the first man) to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. His daring came at a cost, though; he spent six months in a hospital, recovering from injuries due to his feat. He later went on publicity tours, recounting his experience and posing with the barrel that took him over the falls. He was on one such tour in New Zealand in 1926 when he slipped on an orange peel, injuring his leg slightly. The leg became infected, necessitating an amputation -- which still didn't save him. He died two months later, the daredevil felled by a citrus rind. ¥ Those who study such things say that fully 10 percent of the country's total income is due to organized crime.

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¥ You might be surprised to learn that only two out of every 10 ears of corn grown in the United States actually ends up being eaten by people. The other eight are destined to feed animals and to be made into ethanol gasoline. ¥ If you're like more than half of all Americans, you'd be willing to live in a haunted house -- provided you didn't have to pay rent. ¥ There are those who say that actor Johnny Depp is afraid of clowns. Thought for the Day: "This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer." -- Will Rogers


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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 Z FACTS cont'd • A computer programmer working for a large bank wrote instructions to the main frame in which it was directed to deduct the odd cents below ten cents from every current account at the end of each month and credit it to the last account on record. The programmer then opened an account for himself under the assumed name of Mr. Zyglit. Things went fine for six months. Then a Polish immigrant legitimately named Mr. Zyzov opened a new account. When he went to the bank to ask them why so much money was being deposited in his account, an investigation was launched and the programmer arrested. • In a Greek myth, Zeus wanted to have an affair, so he convinced the nymph named Echo to divert his wife’s attention by involving her in conversation. When his wife found out about it, she confiscated Echo’s ability to talk and sentenced her to forever repeat the last words of whatever she heard. A New Flower • In the 1700s a botanist was exploring Mexico, looking for new plants. When he found an interesting new flower, he gathered a sack full of the dried-out seed heads. Suddenly he was seized by bandits who thought his sack must be full of gold. When they opened it and found only a bunch of dead flowers, they were convinced he was an idiot, wandering through the desert with a bunch of dried plants. Because it was considered bad luck to murder the feeble minded, they let him go. • The flower seeds he was collecting were sent to Europe where they were cultivated. Later the flower was examined by another botanist named Johann, who was the director of the Botanic Garden of the University of Göttingen in Germany. He named the new flower after his last name, and they rapidly became a popular annual, cultivated in gardens worldwide. Johann died young, at the age of 32, but the flower spread quickly because they are easy to start from seed. A long-stemmed flower with a single head, they come in many colors, re-seed easily, and attract butterflies. Today it is one of the most popular bedding plants. Can you guess the name of the flower that Johann named after himself? Answer at the bottom of the page.

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Z Namesakes • Karl von Zois was an Austrian botanist in the 1700s. He is the namesake of the grass now called zoysia. Zoysia makes great lawns because it grows sideways along the ground instead of up, so it needs less mowing. It tolerates drought, so it needs less watering. • An entomologist who had just discovered a new species of moth was determined to have the final word. He invented a name for the insect that guaranteed it the final spot in every dictionary in the world: Zyzzyx. Answer: Johann Zinn named the zinnia.

FAMOUS CANADIANS MORTIMER ZUCKERMAN • Mortimor Zuckerman was born in Montreal, Quebec, on June 4, 1937. His parents, Esther and Abraham Zuckerman, owned a local neighborhood tobacco and candy store. His grandfather was an orthodox Jewish rabbi. Young Mort suffered a good deal of anti-Semitism as a child. From this humble beginning, however, he grew up to become a real estate tycoon, a media mogul, and one of the world’s richest men. • At the age of 16 he entered McGill University in Montreal, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1957, followed by Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1961. However, he never took the bar exam. He later declared, “I decided law was the exact opposite of sex; even when it was good, it was lousy.” He claims that the most important thing he learned in law school was “not to be afraid of lawyers.” • He transferred to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and then went on to Harvard Law School. He remained at Harvard for nine years as an associate professor before transferring to Yale. Next, he spent seven years at the real estate firm of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, where he eventually became senior vice president as well as chief financial officer. The company specializes in buying and developing trophy properties. • In 1980 he broke into the world of publishing when he bought the magazine The Atlantic Monthly where he served as chairman for nearly twenty years. When he sold the magazine for $20 million, while also selling the magazine Fast Company for $365 million, he quipped, “I averaged out!” • He often airs his political opinions on the Sunday morning talk show The McLaughlin Group.

1. The main Christmas story is paraphrased from what two New Testament books? Mark/John, Acts/Romans, Matthew/Luke, Jude/Revelation ? 2. Approximately how old was Jesus when the wise men (Magi) arrived with their gifts? 1 day, 2 weeks, 2 months, 2 years 3. Where did the angel Gabriel appear to Mary saying, "Blessed art thou among women"? Nazareth, Tyre, Ninevah, Gazi 4. In what city of Judaea was Jesus born? Damascus, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Gezer 5. Who plotted to kill the baby Jesus? Archelaus, Herod, Pontius Pilot, Caesar Augustus 6. How many times does the word "Christmas" appear in the Bible (KJV)? Zero, 1, 2, 7


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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 MORTIMER ZUCKERMAN cont’d • Today, Zuckerman serves as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report and is also the publisher of the New York Daily News. In addition, he is the founder and Chairman of Boston Properties, Inc., which is one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the United States. His personal net worth is estimated at $2.4 billion, ranking him high on the Forbes list of the world’s richest citizens. • He once suggested that a sure-fire way to lift the failing newspaper business would be to allow newspapers to take sports bets via their websites, saying, “Plenty of British papers do this; for them it’s a crucial part of their net revenue stream. I know a major newspaper in London that makes $15 million a year from sports betting alone.” • Zuckerman’s charitable trust fund fell victim to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, though he swore to uphold all charitable obligations. Speaking about Madoff, Zuckerman, (himself a Jew) remarked that no one since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (executed in 1953 for giving atomic secrets to the Soviet Union) “has so damaged the image and self respect of American Jews.” • Zuckerman, a naturalized American citizen, considered running for a New York senate seat in the 2010 elections, but eventually decided against it. In December 2012, Zuckerman pledged $200 million to endow the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University. • He owns homes in New York City, East Hampton, New York, and Aspen, Colorado. He also keeps a 166-foot Oceanco Yacht called the Lazy Z and also has a personal jet, a helicopter, as well as an extensive art collection. • Barbara Walters once described him as one of the best dinner-party companions she’s ever known.

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• Raised in Idaho, Frank headed to California to seek his fortune. A skilled mechanic, he designed refrigerator units to keep milk from local dairies cold. Then he provided railroads with block ice to keep produce fresh during shipping. By the 1930s, refrigeration technology was expanding, block ice was obsolete, and Frank needed a new line of work. He had all this refrigeration equipment on hand, so he decided to build an ice rink next to his ice plant. With 20,000 square feet of ice and room for 800 skaters, it was a hit. • But Frank dreaded resurfacing the ice. To smooth the ice, a tractor pulling a planer would drive across the ice. The planer scraped the ice; the shavings were swept up; water was sprayed, followed by a squeegee. Frank decided to design a machine to perform this tedious task. It took him ten years to come up with a functional model, which was completed in 1949. When renowned skater Sonja Henie saw it while practicing at his ice rink, she insisted on buying one to travel with her ice show. People everywhere were subsequently introduced to Frank’s invention, and ice rinks all over the country ordered their own. Frank wanted to name his firm the Paramount Engineering Company, but that name was taken, so he named it after his last name instead. By the time he died in 1988, his machines were being used all over the world. What’s it called? Answer: Zamboni • In the early days of the Zamboni, the inability of tires to get adequate traction on the ice was problematic. Frank Zamboni solved the problem by having tire casings re-treated with a mixture of rubber and crushed walnut shells. In the mid-1960s, the invention of steel-studded tires solved the problem for good. • Frank Zamboni also invented the “Grasshopper” (a machine to roll up artificial turf); the “Black Widow” (used to fill in dirt on top of cemetery vaults); the “Astro Zamboni” (designed to vacuum water from Astro-turf); and the “Vault Carrier” (built to lift and carry heavy cement burial vaults).

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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 ZANY ZAMBONI cont’d • For his contributions to improving ice rinks, Frank J. Zamboni has been inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Zany Zamboni Facts • Before Zambonis were invented, it took several men an hour to resurface an ice rink. • There are currently about 10,000 Zambonis in use around the world. • During the winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City in 2002, there were 20 Zambonis on hand. • A Zamboni travels an average of three miles (4.8 km) during each hockey game, covering about 2,000 miles (3,218 km) per year. • Road & Track magazine determined that the machine’s top speed was 9.7 mph (15.6 km/ hr) and that the machine would go from 0 to _ mile per hour in 93.5 seconds flat. • In 2001, a Zamboni was driven from the east coast of Canada (St. John’s, Newfoundland) across to the West Coast (Victoria, B.C.). At about nine m.p.h. (14 km/hr), the 4,500 mile (7,242 km) journey took four months. • In 2000, the Zamboni was immortalized as an authentic Monopoly board game token in the NHL version of the game. • When a Zamboni machine operator in the Midwest passed away, his funeral procession was led by a Zamboni machine.

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Preserve Your Family History! New book shows you how! “Hey Ron, here’s a copy of your family genealogy,” a close friend and distant relative said to me as he handed me a copy of a professionally prepared 200+ page book of our family tree. I thanked him for the surprise gift and promised to cherish it. It took a while but eventually I located my family branches. Once found, I closed the book and never looked at it again. Then it hit me, a genealogy is a wonderful thing to have but it lacks personality. It has boxes, lines, names, and dates, but has no character, soul, or vitality. I thought, “I sure would like to hear the story of the two brothers who came here from England in the1700s to start my family in the New World.” I wondered, “Why did one move to Chicago and the other to Missouri?” None of those answers were available in that book – just names, dates and places. Alas, I could do nothing about those relatives for whom nothing is written nor anything remembered. But I could do something about those who were still living. So here’s what I did: I created a system to take what is called an oral history of my own mom and dad. I spent hours researching and developed a unique question and answer format, then I recorded each of their life’s story on both audio and video tape. My next step was to put that system in a book so others could do the same. The origial 1988 version of the book titled “Your Family Heritage, a Guide to Preserving Family History,” sold for $19.95 and helped thousands of people across the land. I also lectured on the subject for several years at the Colorado Historical Society. Now this updated, expanded, and newly formated version of the book is available on Amazon.com for only $3.99 Everyone can now have the tools to preserve their family history - including YOU! Think about your family tree. Wouldn’t it be exciting if you could experience the personalities, hear the voices and enjoy the life stories of the people on

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