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Even famous people had to start somewhere, as you’ll soon see. This week, Tidbits has researched some of their early jobs — before the famous became famous. •After being expelled from high school for riding his motorcycle through the halls, actor Marlon Brando was enrolled in military school, which resulted in another expulsion some months later. He went to work as a ditch digger, which he followed up with a position as an elevator operator in a New York City department store. Next came a stint as a night watchman before he finally entered acting school. •It’s hard to imagine James Bond as a milkman, but that was actor Sean Connery’s first job during his youth in Scotland. He went on to serve in the Royal Navy, followed up by positions as a lifeguard and ditch digger. • Five-time Oscar winner Clint Eastwood held a number of positions before making it big. He labored as a lumberjack, lifeguard, golf caddy, aircraft factory worker, steel mill employee and gas station attendant. At one point, he was cleaning swimming pools by day and auditioning for bit parts by night. He was nearly 30 by the time he got his breakthrough part as Rowdy Yates in the CBS series “Rawhide.” •FOX news commentator Mike Huckabee has worn many hats over the course of his lifetime. As a young man, he was a Baptist minister and the youngest president ever of the Arkansas Southern State convention for that denomination. At 41, he was elected governor of Arkansas, becoming one of America’s youngest Governors. Huckabee moved on to become a

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FORMER OCCUPATIONS (continued): presidential candidate in the 2008 election and has written two books since that time. He is also a musician, playing the bass in his band Capitol Offense, and he performs regularly on his news magazine program. •Before her show-business success, Whoopi Goldberg had a job in a funeral parlor putting makeup on embalmed corpses. Goldberg enjoyed the job because her clients, “never complained about how they looked.” •That “wild and crazy guy” Steve Martin’s first job was selling concessions at Disneyland before he advanced to performing magic tricks, juggling and creating balloon animals at the park. He attended UCLA, majoring in philosophy and theater, before becoming a writer for variety entertainers such as Glen Campbell, the Smothers Brothers, Dick van Dyke and Sonny & Cher. Martin was in his mid-20s when he first branched out into standup comedy. He’s appeared in more than 50 movies and is an accomplished banjo player, as well as a best-selling author. •Ashton Kutcher’s father Larry was an employee at an Iowa General Mills factory, so it figures Kutcher would have a job at the Cedar Rapids cereal plant while pursuing a degree in biochemical engineering. While a student at the University of Iowa, he was recruited by a scout to enter a modeling competition. After winning the state contest, he traveled to New

GI Bill Changes There have been a number of changes to the education benefits this year in the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Earlier in 2011, the rules changed so that all public school in-state fees and tuition will be paid and private schools are paid to a maximum of $17,500. A rate schedule was set for active-duty members pursuing a degree. Fees for second and subsequent certifications or licenses will be reimbursed, as will tests for admission, such as the SAT. Funds will begin being paid every month instead of at the beginning of each term. Housing allowances will be paid at the “rate of pursuit,” rounded to the next tenth. An example: If you’re attending school at one-quarter rate (as opposed to full time), your housing rate would be 25 percent rounded up to 30 percent. Here’s one to pay attention to with the coming semester-end holidays: There is no housing allowance paid for the period between semesters. Still more changes take effect on Oct. 1: --Flight schools’ in-state tuition and fees will be paid up to $10,000 per year. --Apprenticeship and on-the-job training will be paid on a prorated basis determined by how much time is spent in the program. There’s a set allowance for books and supplies. --Active-duty military can receive a stipend for books and supplies. --Correspondence school in-state tuition will be paid up to $8,500 per year. --Non-college degree programs at in-state schools will be paid for, up to $17,500. --If you’re a student in a distance-learning program, a housing allowance will be paid. If you’re in school or considering attending, it pays to keep up with the changes to the program. Go to and click on Post 9/11 GI Bill and Other Programs. Or call 1-888-442-4551.

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York where he got his start in Calvin Klein ads. His first television role came along in 1998 on “That 70s Show.” •Michael Dell secured his first job at age 12, washing dishes in a Chinese restaurant. During high school, he was selling subscriptions to the Houston Post. At 15, he made a choice that launched his destiny — He purchased his first computer and took it apart to see how it worked. At 19, as a pre-med student, he started up a side business “PCs Unlimited,” which upgraded customers’ computers. Within months, he had incorporated as “Dell Computer Corporation.” In 1992, when Dell was 27, he was the youngest CEO with a company on Fortune magazine’s list of the Top 500 corporations. By 1996, the company was experiencing sales of $1 million a day from online sales. Today, he is ranked the 44th wealthiest person in the world, with a net worth of $14.6 billion. • Jack Nicholson, voted Class Clown by his Class of 1954, worked as a lifeguard before taking a job as a messenger boy for the animation department at MGM studios. When it was discovered he had significant artistic ability, he was offered a job as an animator, which he turned down to pursue an acting career. This choice led to 12 Oscar nominations, with three wins. • While studying English and philosophy and doing a little acting at Wisconsin’s Ripon College, megastar Harrison Ford was expelled three days before graduation for failure to complete a required thesis. As a talented self-taught woodworker, he was contracted to construct an out-building for Brazilian musician Sergio Mendez, and the word spread of Ford’s talents. He was on a construction job for a casting director when the gentleman helped him get a part in 1973’s “American Graffiti.” It was on to “Star Wars” in 1977, followed by the first of the Indiana Jones series, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981. • Prior to “St. Elsewhere” and “Deal or No Deal” fame, Howie Mandel was a carpet salesman. He was so good at it, he opened his own store and by age 24, owned several stores in the Toronto area. In his free time, he was trying his hand at stand-up comedy, and it soon blossomed into a new career. • Television journalist and legal commentator Nancy Grace is a former Georgia state prosecutor who made the decision to enter law school after the murder of her fiancé. She moved to “Court TV” from there, then on to CNN. Her first job, however, was working the candy counter at the Macon Sears Roebuck store. • The name of Madonna Louise Veronica Cicconi is most often associated with her frequently controversial singing career. But her moneyearning career began at a Times Square Dunkin’ Donuts shop. Madonna arrived in New York at age 20 with $35 in her pocket and a lot of ambition. Today, in addition to her music, she is a noted fashion designer, children’s book author, film director and producer. •In 1986, little did the managers at Hollywood’s El Pollo Loco restaurant know that their newest hire would go on to reign as People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” Brad Pitt’s first job in Hollywood was standing on the curb out front of the restaurant dressed in a chicken suit waving at customers and handing out flyers.

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Weekly Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cosmic changes create a potential for disruptions in your travel plans. In the meantime, you might want to consider shifting your focus to another area of your life that needs attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s a good time for beautyloving Bovines to enjoy something special for the senses. It will restore your spirit and return you to the workaday world ready for the next challenge. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With your planetary ruler, Mercury, going retrograde, you might want to slow down the pace in pursuing some of your projects. Rushing things could be counterproductive. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Tensions begin to ease in those once-testy relationships. This helps create a more positive aspect all around. Expect to hear news that could lead you to rethink a recent decision. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The pace of activity that had slowed last week now begins to pick up. This is good news for Leos and Leonas who have career-building plans that need to be put into operation. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Venus offers encouragement to romance-seeking Virgos who are ready to get up, get out and meet more people, one of whom could be that long-sought soul mate. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An ongoing problem with a co-worker might need to be sent to arbitration. Get all your facts together so that you have a solid base from which to make your argument. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You are usually decisive about most matters. But you might want to defer your decision-making this week until you get more facts. Someone is holding out on you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) That quiet period is ending, and a new burst of activity creates some problems at the workplace. But things are soon resolved, and everything goes back to normal. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Relationships could be either helpful or hurtful as you pursue your career goals. You might have to make some difficult choices depending on what your priorities are. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might still have some doubts about a career move that could involve a lot of travel. If so, continue to check things out until you feel secure about making a decision. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Love rules, as Venus continues to exercise her cosmic influence on both single and attached Pisces. New developments might cause you to change your travel plans. BORN THIS WEEK: You often think of others before you consider your own needs. You enjoy helping people and would make a fine teacher or caregiver.

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Keep the change! This week, we’re talking about the changes that U.S. currency has undergone since it was first issued in the 17th century. • America has had paper money since before it was even a nation. The Massachusetts Bay Colony issued it first in 1690. In 1775, in the midst of the Revolutionary War, paper currency was issued to finance the conflict, with the anticipation of tax revenues to cover it. The paper notes soon devalued, due to a lack of strong financial backing and the ease of counterfeiting. • Beginning in 1877, all U.S. currency was printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, an agency of the Treasury Department. The bills were 25 percent larger than presentday money. In 1929, the size was reduced, and all bills conformed to the style of having a portrait on the front and a monument on the back. • Can you name the individuals on the front and the item on the back of each denomination of currency? Of course, you know Washington is on the $1 bill, but did you know that the Great Seal of the United States is on the back? Lincoln is on the front of the $5 bill, with the Lincoln Memorial on the back. The $10 bill features the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, with the U.S. Treasury Building on the flip side. Seventh President Andrew Jackson’s face graces the front of the $20 bill, with the White House featured on the back. Civil War general and 18th President Ulysses Grant is on the $50 bill with the U.S. Capitol on the back, and Benjamin Franklin can be seen on the $100 bill, with Independence Hall on the reverse. •The average $1 bill will be in circulation about 42 months. The life span of the $5 and $10 denominations is 16 to 18 months and 24 months for the $20 bill. A $50 bill will last about 55 months, with the $100 bill’s span averaging 89 months. • 1946 was the last year that $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills were printed. • Washington, D.C.’s Bureau of Printing and Engraving occupies 25 acres of floor space. There is an additional printing plant in Fort Worth, Texas. During Fiscal Year 2010, the Bureau printed about 6.4 billion notes, including 1.86 billion $1 bills and about 2.27 billion $20s. That’s approximately 26 million bills a day. Nine tons of ink are used daily to print the day’s total face value of about $974 million. 95 percent of that amount is being used to replace notes already in circulation. It costs about 9.6 cents to print each bill. •The Bureau’s offset printing presses are over 50 feet long with a weight of more than 70 tons. They spit out about 10,000 sheets of currency per hour. • We call it “paper money,” but it’s actually made of 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen, not like regular paper, which uses wood pulp. Because of its durability, a bill can be double-folded (first forward, then backward) 4,000 times before it will tear. • Currency began a redesign process in 2003 to make it more difficult to counterfeit. Background colors and watermarks were added, as well as a 3-D security thread that glows under an ultraviolet light.

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Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the difference between anxiety and panic attack? I am claustrophobic, and I need to fly from the West Coast to the East Coast and back. I can’t do so because of my problem. I have tried therapy several times, but it did not help. I do not want to go that route again. Can you give me some suggestions on how to be able to fly with this problem? Is there a medicine I could take before I get on the plane? -- Anon. ANSWER: Anxiety is excessive worry. In some cases, worry is appropriate. But with pathological anxiety, the worry is about things that don’t merit worry or about imagined things that truly merit no concern. Under “anxiety disorders” are many different conditions, each with a slightly different set of symptoms. They all share some things in common. Panic attacks are the sudden onset of terror in places where such terror is inappropriate. The attack builds to a high point in a matter of 10 minutes or less. The attack can take place in a perfectly neutral situation, like shopping in the grocery store. During an attack, the heart beats fast, people become short of breath, and they often sweat and fear they are at death’s door. Phobias are unreasonable fears of people, places and things that don’t engender fear in others. Claustrophobia is the fear of being in an enclosed space, like an airplane. Phobias can bring on a panic attack. Maybe your phobia is not so much a fear of enclosed space but a fear of flying. I’m not certain these distinctions are of importance to you.

Savings Are Key Part of Debt-Free Living The surprising results of a recent survey indicate that more consumers are opting to pay off debt rather than save money. An online survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling showed that 89 percent of respondents believe that right now it’s more important to pay off debt than to save. It wasn’t always that way. Back in 1959, when such figures were first kept, consumers were averaging savings at a rate of 8.3 percent of income. At this point, the rate of saving is only at 5 percent of income, which is up from 1 percent a few years ago. Gail Cunningham, with the NFCC, is quoted in the organization’s latest newsletter as saying, “In bad times, people save out of a fear of tomorrow, and in good times they spend as if there were no tomorrow.” We’re not at either point right now, not saving out of fear nor spending everything we have. Consumers are paying off debt, but they aren’t saving the money that’s no longer going toward those monthly payments when

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The important thing for you is to uproot whatever it is that paralyzes you when you must board an airplane or to blunt it so you can function. Mental health professionals can get you over anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. I’m not positive what you mean by “going that route” again. Do you mean a detailed probing into your childhood and such matters? That isn’t usually necessary. The doctor might prescribe a medicine that calms you and that you take only when needed. You won’t become dependent on that medicine every day of your life. You use it only for the situation that throws you into such high anxiety. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband, 78 years old, fell off a ladder, and his head struck the sidewalk. I insisted he go to the emergency room, although he put up a fight. In the ER, the examining doctor gave him a very complete examination. He ordered a CT scan of his brain. The doctor found nothing wrong, and the scan was said to be normal. They sent us home. This week we got a report of the scan. It says my husband has brain atrophy. I had to look up the meaning of atrophy. My husband was never an Einstein, but what is the significance of brain atrophy? He carries on a reasonable conversation, and he reads the paper carefully. Need we be concerned? I’m upset. He isn’t. -- W.Y. ANSWER: Atrophy means shrinkage. If everyone your husband’s age had a brain scan, most of their reports would say brain atrophy. It’s something that happens with age. It doesn’t imply any serious trouble. It shouldn’t scare you or him. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

a debt is paid off. The problem with paying off debt to the exclusion of saving becomes apparent when an emergency strikes and ready cash is needed. Not having money saved can put consumers in the expensive position of needing to take credit-card cash advances -- if they can get them. The availability of those cash advances has provided a cushion when times are lean. However, because of job loss, lowered incomes and more scrutiny of credit worthiness, fewer people have that credit-card cushion during an emergency. Savings needs to become the new source of cash availability. If for no other reason, money that is saved will earn interest (although nowadays the percentage rate is pitiful), and it won’t cost you the interest that a credit card will. Yes, pay off those debts, concentrating on the one with the highest interest rate first. But as soon as you pay one off, put that money into savings every month. Begin building a fund that will cover your future plans and emergencies. Your goal should be not only to be debt-free, but to have savings. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send e-mail to


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1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat 2 1/2 inches vegetable oil until temperature reaches 400 F on deep-fat thermometer. 2. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine broth, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons water, vinegar, sugar and ginger; heat to boiling over high heat. Boil 2 minutes. Strain through sieve into small bowl and keep dipping sauce warm. 3. Pour ice-cold water into medium bowl; sift flour, baking powder and salt into water. With fork, stir just until barely incorporated; a few lumps may remain. 4. Dip 4 shrimp at a time into batter to coat lightly. Allowing excess batter to drip off, add shrimp to hot oil and fry, turning once or twice, until coating is very pale golden, 1 to 2 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to paper towels to drain. Serve immediately with warm dipping sauce. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

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• On Oct. 9, 1635, religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the General Court after speaking out against the right of civil authorities to punish religious dissension. Williams established a settlement called “Providence” in Rhode Island, open to those seeking freedom of conscience. • On Oct. 6, 1866, in Indiana, the Reno Gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train, making off with $10,000. This new method of sticking up moving trains in remote locations low on law enforcement soon became popular in the American West. • On Oct. 3, 1917, the U.S. Congress passes the War Revenue Act, increasing income taxes to raise money for the war effort. A graduated tax system was introduced, with rates starting at 1 percent and rising to 7 percent for taxpayers with income above $500,000. • On Oct. 4, 1927, sculpting begins on the granite images of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Jefferson’s image was originally fashioned to the right of Washington. Within two years, the face was badly cracked and workers blasted the sculpture off the mountain. Sculpting began again with Jefferson on the left side of Washington. • On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry Truman makes the first televised presidential address, asking Americans to cut back on food to help starving Europeans. He requested that the public voluntarily forgo meat on Tuesdays, eggs and poultry on Thursdays and to save a slice of bread each day. The Sacred Heart Church in Diberville will celebrate their 85th Annual Parish Bazaar on Friday and Saturday October 8 – 9 from 11 am – until. The Bazaar offers something for everyone including: •Food (Poboys, gumbo, fish and shrimp plates, homemade cakes and candy) • Prize bingo Saturday and Sunday (Children are welcome) • Book Nook • Silent Auction (see for details) • Games for all ages (PLUS Jump houses and Wi competitions for teams.) • Daily local Entertainment including special appearances by RockU2 Music Academy, ISIS and COAST! • $1000 Drawing For more information, see

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Reader:Humidifier May Help Dog’s Skin Allergy By Samantha Mazzotta

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I have just read your column about “Cara,” the 7-year-dog with skin allergies who itches and scratches terribly. My dog had this problem, too, and I was helped by the Tibetan Terrier Club of Canada with a very simple solution -- run a humidifier for at least eight hours per day in the room where “Cara” sleeps. I did this with my scratchy fellow, and the problem was solved within a few days! Neither my vet nor groomer had ever heard of such a thing. I also switched to Science Diet Sensitive Skin kibbles. No more scratching at my house. Hope you can pass this on to Cara’s owner. -Pattie R., via email DEAR PATTIE: Thanks for the helpful advice! A change in diet and the humidifier may have a positive effect on Cara’s allergies. Pets can be very sensitive to seemingly benign dog or cat foods, and it’s often a trial-and-error process to find a diet that such pets can tolerate. Be sure to include your pet’s veterinarian in the process so that he or she knows what your pet is eating and is able to offer advice and expertise that could help. The Tibetan Terrier Club of Canada can be found online at The site has general information about the Tibetan Terrier breed and basic care guidelines, as well as links to other Tibetan Terrier clubs around the world. Readers, have you found a diet or medical remedy for your allergic pet? Let others know by sending in your pet’s story to, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit

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