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February is Black History Month, and this week, Tidbits takes some time to recognize the achievements of some noted African-Americans in various fields. ● U.S. President Gerald Ford officially declared this tribute in 1976 as part of America’s Bicentennial, prevailing upon citizens to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” But the observance traces its roots back to 1926, when African-American historian and author Carter Woodson declared the second week of February to be Negro History Week. Woodson, one of the first scholars to study black history was also the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. That particular week was chosen because the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass fell at that time. ● Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Maryland around 1818. After being shuffled around from one plantation to another, he was given to a Baltimore family. Although it was illegal to teach slaves to read, the owner’s wife began teaching Douglass when he was 12. Soon he was reading newspapers and political material, molding his views on freedom and human rights.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (continued) ● Frederick Douglass began teaching other slaves to read, a practice that went unnoticed for some months. When it was discovered, he was sent to a farmer who was well-known as a “slavebreaker.” After repeated beatings, Douglass was nearly psychologically shattered, and began to plot his escape. After one failed attempt, he was finally successful at age 18, boarding a train posing as a free black sailor. Less than 24 hours later, Douglass was sheltered in a safe house of a New York abolitionist. Eleven days later he married a free black woman who had helped him escape, a union that would endure 44 years. He spent the remainder of his life speaking out on racism, editing a black newspaper, writing three autobiographies, and gaining fame worldwide as an inspirational speaker. ● On Independence Day, 1881, the doors of “Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers” opened with a young principal named Booker T. Washington at the helm. This 25-year-old leader began classes in a run-down old church. The institute was founded by former slave Lewis Adams and George W. Campbell, an Alabama banker and former slaveholder, who were both committed to the education of blacks. Adams had no formal education, yet could read, write, and speak several languages. In 1882, the school bought a plantation, and new campus buildings were constructed. By 1900, the university sat on nearly 2,300 acres. Today it’s ranked as one of the “Best Regional Colleges in the South,” offering 35 bachelor’s degrees, 12 masters’ programs, an architecture program, two doctoral degree programs, and a school of veterinary medicine.

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Some swear by a homeopathic product called Bach's Rescue Remedy, found in stores that specialize in herbal supplements (although it's being sold more and more in pet stores). About five drops of the product are added to a dog's water dish daily. Other owners combine homeopathic supplements with other therapies, such as playing music specifically composed to calm dogs during stressful events like thunderstorms. Or they put their dog into a Thundershirt, a wraparound garment that exerts constant, gentle pressure. No matter what therapy you choose, remember that the home environment and your own emotions can affect Skipper. Make sure his life has routine -- same feeding time, same walking times, etc. When a stressful event happens, keep yourself calm and speak in a soothing voice to Skipper.

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Most kids like to spend time in the kitchen, helping grown-ups bake cookies, cakes and the like. They may not be old enough to use the stove or oven, but they can certainly help measure, pour and stir ingredients and learn some valuable lessons in the process. If baking with the kids sounds like fun to you, give it a try. Here are some tips to ensure the experience goes smoothly. Know your kids’ limitations and assign them tasks accordingly. Have your four-year-old get out the mixing bowls and spoons and pour in the ingredients, while your 10-year-old reads the recipe and your 13-year-old does all the measuring. Make sure everyone interested in helping has a job they can do and do well. Stress safety in the kitchen. Show your kids the hazards and set an example. Be careful around the stove, use oven mitts for hot pans, and turn pot handles inward. Keep the sharp utensils out of the reach of young children. Be prepared for some mess. Clean up as you go and keep things in perspective. A little flour on the floor and a smear of icing on the refrigerator door isn’t the end of the world. You now have something fresh baked to enjoy, the kids had a fun, educational experience, and your home probably smells great! 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! The Wounded Goose, we have a lot of competition but our food doesn’t!

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (continued) ● Born into slavery, George Washington Carver went on to become one of the world’s most renowned botanists and scientists. Because the soil of the south had become depleted by planting nothing but cotton for years, Carver developed methods of improving the soil through crop rotation. Alternating the cotton planting with peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes, nitrogen was restored to the soil while providing nutritious crops for farm families. Through years of research and development, Carver came up with 300 uses for peanuts, including cosmetics, plastics, gasoline, adhesives, linoleum, synthetic rubber, and nitroglycerin. He also discovered hundreds of uses for soybeans, pecans, and sweet potatoes, and developed 536 different dyes while experimenting with plant leaves, fruit, stems, and roots. The scuppernong grape alone yielded 49 of these dyes. At age 32, Carver was invited by Booker T. Washington, the president of Tuskegee Institute, to head up the school’s Agriculture Department, and Carver remained there as an educator for 47 years, all the while continuing his famous research. ● On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson stepped to the plate at Ebbets Field as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the first AfricanAmerican to play major league baseball. After being raised in poverty, he attended Pasadena Junior College, excelling in football, basketball, track, and baseball, chosen as the region’s Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938. Dodgers’ president Branch Rickey chose Robinson to help integrate the major leagues. Robinson was Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949, and World Series champ in 1955. During his decade-long career with the Dodgers, he became their highest-paid player. He closed out his career in 1957 with a .311 batting average.

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● On Feb. 21, 1885, the Washington Monument, built in honor of America's revolutionary hero and first president, is dedicated in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot-high marble obelisk was the tallest structure in the world when completed, and it remains today, by District of Columbia law, the tallest building in the nation's capital. ● On Feb. 20, 1902, the famous Western photographer Ansel Adams is born in San Francisco. Adams' dramatic black and white images of Yosemite and the West are some of the most widely recognized and admired photographs of the 20th century. Adams was dedicated to the use of "straight" images free from darkroom trickery. ● On Feb. 18, 1929, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the first Academy Awards: The first award recipients' names were printed on the back page of the academy's newsletter. ● On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, initiating a controversial World War II policy with lasting consequences for Japanese Americans. The document ordered the removal of resident enemy aliens from parts of the West vaguely identified as military areas and into detention camps. ● On Feb. 23, 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh receive the first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. After mass inoculations began in 1954, everyone marveled at the high success rate -- some 60 percent to 70 percent ● On Feb. 17, 1972, the 15,007,034th Volkswagen Beetle comes off the assembly line, breaking a world car production record held for more than four decades by the Ford Motor Company's iconic Model T, which was in production from 1908 and 1927. The history of the VW Beetle dates back to 1930s Germany. ● On Feb. 22, 1980, in one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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● It was writer and cartoonist James Thurber who made the following sage observation: "Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." ● You might not be familiar with the National Chicken Council, but it's making predictions about you nonetheless. If you ate wings while watching the Super Bowl, you contributed to the 1.25 billion wings that the council's 2014 Wing Report projected to be consumed during that event. ● Those who study such things say that if you happen to find lint in your belly button, it's more likely to be blue than any other color. ● The name of the state of Alabama comes from the Choctaw word "albah," which means "plant-cutters." ● Accident or not? At an evening event in 1989, a bottle of wine once owned by Thomas Jefferson was up for sale. The asking price? $500,000. It seems nobody was willing to pony up the cash, and at the end of the night there was no sale. At that point, a waiter (inadvertently?) dropped the bottle, destroying the unprofitable item. The bottle was insured, however, and the merchant did end up with $250,000. ● The White House was not designed by an American. It was Irish architect James Hoban who won the competition to create the architectural plans for the home of the political leader of the United States. ● Before he became president, George H.W. Bush was, for a time, the youngest aviator in the history of the U.S. Navy, getting his wings just three days before he turned 19. Thought for the Day: "When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." -Buckminster Fuller


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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (continued) ● Rosa Parks, the “Mother of the ModernDay Civil Rights Movement,” made history in 1955 when she refused to surrender her seat in the 11th row of a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Parks was arrested for violating city code and for disorderly conduct, although she had not technically broken any law. Montgomery’s 50year old law stated that no passenger could be forced to give up a seat or stand on a crowded bus. Nevertheless, her 30-minute trial resulted in a guilty verdict, and Rosa was fined $14 plus court costs. Rosa’s actions spurred a 381day boycott of the city’s buses, organized in part by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “…it is more honorable to walk in dignity than ride in humiliation.” Since 75% of the bus customers were black, the finances of the public bus companies plunged, but by the end of the boycott, the segregation of the buses was at an end. When Rosa Parks died in 2006, newlyappointed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at the memorial service, declaring to mourners that she would not be standing there as Secretary of State without Rosa Parks. ● Condoleezza Rice was the second woman to serve as Secretary of State, but was the first African-American female to hold the position. Prior to her work for the George Bush administration, Rice had been a professor of political science at Stanford University, and in 2010, she returned to the faculty of that institution’s graduate school of business. It’s appropriate that her name Condoleezza, comes from a music-related term, con dolcezza, which in Italian means “with sweetness,” as she spends much of her time playing the piano. At 15, her goal was to become a concert pianist, and she still plays with a chamber music group on a regular basis.

● "Keep cats indoors during very cold weather. They are particularly vulnerable to freezing. If you can leave the curtains drawn on a window where Kitty can look outside and sunbathe, she probably will be happy." -M.R. in Washington ● If you have lots of outdoor or feral cats in your area, here is some good advice, given to me by my grandmother: Start your car with a bang -- on the hood, that is. When the overnight temperature dips, cats know to find someplace that is wind-shielded and off the ground, and sometimes that means they will climb up into your engine area to hunker down. If your car starts while they're there, they can be hurt or even killed. Give the hood a good knock to let a cat know to get out quick. -- JoAnn ● Pet paws need extra care in the cold months, especially dogs that must be walked in icy and snowy conditions. Here's a great tip from Y.L. in New York: "I keep a small towel with me on my daily dog walks, but I also wash off my dog's paws with a warm washcloth when we return. I also rub petroleum jelly into her pads once a day. They really take a beating, having to go out three times a day in salty, muddy, cold conditions. She won't wear doggie booties, so this works best for us." ● If you keep birds, here's a reminder: Never preheat pans on high heat -- especially nonstick pans. They can let off a chemical that you or I cannot detect but can be a health hazard if your bird friend is in the kitchen area. Don't keep birds in the kitchen when cooking. ● Spread a teaspoon of peanut butter thinly on a paper plate, then when the dog is busy with its treat, you can trim its nails. Or sometimes just having it nearby as a promised treat can do the trick to distract your pet. Good luck!

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1. Is the book of Miriam in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What Moabite widow left her homeland to follow her mother-in-law to Bethlehem? Lydia, Jahab, Ruth, Jezebel 3. In Joshua 7, what Israelite's goods were burned after he had been stoned to death? Zerah, Edom, Kerioth, Achan 4. Where is Maher-shalal-hash-baz, the longest word found in the Bible? Ezra 2:7, Isaiah 8:1, Joel 3:4, Amos 9:15 5. In Judges 18, what Canaanite city was burned down by the men of Dan? Laish, Philippi, Hebron, Jericho 6. How many times is the word "trinity" mentioned in the Bible (KJV)? Zero, 1, 7, 49


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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 KEANU REEVES (continued) ● Reeves’ reputation received a huge boost in 1994 when he was cast opposite Sandra Bullock in the action film Speed as an LAPD officer who keeps a bomb from exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. Reeves did 90% of his own stunts for Speed. The film was extremely successful and a sequel was planned. Surprisingly, Reeves turned down the offer of an $11 million paycheck as well as another role opposite Robert DeNiro in the crime thriller Heat. He opted to tour with his band and to appear in the Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet in Winnipeg. His performance during the 24-day engagement earned him a reviewer’s comments declaring Reeves as “one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he IS Hamlet.” ● In 1999, Reeves took his most famous role, that of a computer hacker named Neo, in the sci-fi thriller The Matrix. He was chosen over the likes of Leonardo DeCaprio, Will Smith, and Brad Pitt. The film grossed more than $171 million in the U.S. alone. Reeves spent 11 months in Australia in 2002 filming the sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions back-to-back. The two films were released six months apart in 2003. Reeves received $15 million per film, and 15% of the profits, earning him more than $150 million for the project. Each of Reeves’ 12 stuntmen received a gift of a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a gesture of his appreciation. ● In 2001, Reeves became a published author when he released Ode to Happiness, described as a “grown-up’s picture book” on coping with life’s sorrows. Reeves has had his own share of sorrows, including the 1999 stillbirth of his daughter, followed by his longtime girlfriend’s death in an auto accident 18 months later.

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