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¥ On Sept. 1, 1836, Narcissa Whitman, a missionary, arrives in Walla Walla, Wash., becoming one of the first Anglo women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains. In 1847, a measles epidemic killed many of the Cayuse Indians. In retaliation, a band of Cayuse killed 14 people, including Narcissa and her husband. ¥ On Sept. 4, 1886, Geronimo, the wiliest and most dangerous Apache warrior of his time, finally surrenders in Skeleton Canyon, Ariz. Geronimo never learned to use a gun, yet he armed his men with the best modern rifles he could obtain and even used field glasses to aid reconnaissance during his campaigns. ¥ On Sept. 2, 1923, aftershocks and out-of-control fires rock Tokyo, Japan, and the surrounding area following an 8.3-magnitude earthquake. In total, 143,000 people died in the disaster. The Imperial Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, sank 2 feet into the ground but still managed to stand. ¥ On Sept. 3, 1939, Britain and France declare war on Germany. The first casualty of that declaration was the British ocean liner Athenia, which was sunk that evening by a German submarine. ¥ On Aug. 31, 1955, William G. Cobb of the General Motors Corp. demonstrates his 15-inch-long “Sun1. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who is the only person to have served as president and later as chief justice of the United States? 2. GEOGRAPHY: In what city would one find the 11th century St. Mark’s Basilica? 3. SOCIAL SCIENCE: The ruler of a theocracy derives power from what source? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Which U.S. president popularized the term “muckrakers” for investigative journalists? 5. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “Cat’s Cradle”? 6. HISTORY: Osceola was a leader in which Native American tribe? 7. FOOD & DRINK: What is the common name for “prunus persica”? 8. BUSINESS: What business made John Davison Rockefeller a wealthy man? 9. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numeral MMD? 10. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the Latin prefix “ambi”?
mobile,” the world’s first solar-powered automobile. When sunlight hit 12 photoelectric cells made of selenium (a nonmetal substance with conducting properties) built into the Sunmobile, an electric current was produced that in turn powered a tiny motor. ¥ On Aug. 30, 1963, a “hot line” between Moscow and Washington goes into effect to speed communication between the governments of the United States and the Soviet Union and help prevent the possibility of an accidental war. The hot line was never really necessary to prevent war, but it did provide a useful prop for movies about nuclear disaster, such as “Fail Safe” and “Dr. Strangelove.” ¥ On Aug. 29, 1982, the Swedish-born actress and three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman dies of cancer in London on her 67th birthday. Bergman was best known for her role as Ilsa Lund in “Casablanca.”
breach of contract. Olverson lost the case. The judge ruled that he not only owed his body to the Institute, he owed them money for the two teeth he had removed without the Institute’s permission, saying Olverson had illegally tampered with their property. • Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Wilder, Kentucky, was sued by J.R. Costigan in 1993. He claimed a ghost “punched and kicked him” while he was using the bar’s restroom one night. He sued the bar for $1,000 in damages and demanded that a warning sign of the ghost’s presence be put up in the restroom. The club’s lawyer filed a motion to dismiss the case, citing the difficulty of getting the ghost into court to testify for the defense. The case was dismissed. • In 1976, at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, doctors removed John Moore’s spleen in a successful effort to cure his cancer. Doctors later found that the spleen possessed unique cancer-fighting cells. Experiments with the cells led to a new discovery worth an estimated $3 billion. Moore tried to sue the University of California, claiming his spleen was pirated. The spleen had belonged to him so he should share in the commercial value. He sued for part of the profits, but in 1990, 14 years after the operation, Moore lost the case. • Computer designers at Apple codenamed a new computer model Sagan in 1993. Traditionally, this is an honor. “You pick a name of someone you respect,” an employee explained, “and the code is only used while the computer is being developed. It never makes it out of the company.” This didn’t matter to Carl Sagan; his lawyers complained that the code was “an illegal usurpation of his name for commercial purposes” and demanded that it be changed. The designers changed it to BHA, which stood for “ButtHead Astronomer.” Sagan sued again, contending “ButtHead” is “defamatory on its face.” Apple won. • Chicago lawyer Frank Zaffere sued his ex-fiancé Maria Dillon when she broke off their engagement in 1992. Zaffere filed a suit for $40,310.48 to cover his “lost courting expenses.” He did send a letter along with court papers to his ex stating: “I am still willing to marry you on the conditions herein below set forth: 1) We proceed with our marriage within 45 days of the date of this letter; 2) You confirm [that you] . . . will forever be faithful to me; 3) You promise . . . that you will never lie to me again about anything.” He closed with: “Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the matters discussed herein. Sincerely, Frank.” The case was dismissed and so was the wedding. • Andrea Pizzo, a former student of the University of Maine, sued her alma mater for failing to protect her from a cow with a “dangerous disposition.” While taking a class in livestock management, a 400-plus-pound Bovine headbutted her into the wall of its pen. Pizzo suffered knee and wrist injuries, so she sued the college for an unspecified amount. In her suit she claims the school “should have known that the heifer had a personality problem.” Verdict unknown. • Cynthia Economou was sued by Karl Lambert in Florida court; he claimed that Economou stole his foot. Lambert’s foot was severed in a car accident, and Economu, the paramedic on site, took his mangled limb to help in the training of her body recovery dog. In her defense, Economu said, “It was an unrecognizable mass of flesh ... It wasn’t a clean cut. You couldn’t even recognize it as a foot ... If I had thought it was somehow re-attachable and usable, I would have gone to my commander.” She was charged with second-degree petty theft and received six months of probation.
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Q: I have been hearing rumors that “Desperate Housewives” has been canceled. Is that true? I hope not, as it’s my favorite show! -- Emmy R.,
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A: Leeza, 54, has never been one to rest on her laurels. In fact, she prides herself on remaining busy, be it with her PBS weekly show “My Generation,” her work with the Home Shopping Network and Guthy-Renker on her Sheer Cover beauty-product empire, or her tireless work as an advocate for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Regarding her signing on with “America Now,” which premieres Monday, Sept. 12 (check your local listings for time), Leeza told me: “I’m so excited, because this is a real change of pace for me going back to daily television. I’m crazy about Bill Rancic (her co-host), and we’re very excited about working together on this. “I’ve already hit the ground running and started looking at some segments that I want to make my own, including interviewing leaders and newsmakers and celebrities about success and living without limits. There’s also consumer news, lifestyle and fitness, and things for children -- we’re going to tackle all of it.” *** Q: Last night I rented “Red Riding Hood” and noticed one of the stars is Max Irons. Any relation to Jeremy Irons? -Hillary G., via e-mail A: Max Irons, 25, is the son of Academy Award-winning English actor Jeremy Irons. Next up, Max is set to star as the title character in the feature film “Vivaldi,” along with
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Greg Biffle’s Got to Stay Positive Greg Biffle is relieved to see things returning to normal at Roush Fenway Racing. Biffle, 41, has been competing regularly at the Sprint Cup level for the Ford team founded by Jack Roush since 2003, winning 16 times and finishing second to Tony Stewart in the 2005 championship standings. Biffle also finished third, behind champion Jimmie Johnson and teammate Carl Edwards, in 2008. Normal, for Biffle, would involve making the Chase for a fourth straight year, but the Vancouver, Wash., native likely will have to win at least one of the final five regular-season races to do so. The reason for Biffle’s optimism is the fact that Edwards, the Cup point leader, has renewed his contract to remain at Roush Fenway. Edwards apparently seriously considered an offer from Joe Gibbs Racing before deciding to remain where he is. Like teammates Edwards, Matt Kenseth and David Ragan, Biffle has spent his entire career with Roush, winning a Truck Series championship in 2000 and the (now) Nationwide Series in 2002. “I think it’s great that he (Edwards) is coming back to our company,” Biffle said. “I was a little skeptical, I suppose, whether he was going to, figuring this is August already. “I’m relieved because people won’t ask me about it any-
more. That’s why I’m most relieved about it and to have him back as a teammate. He does a good job getting his car set up and helps. I think we all help each other.” Roush recently changed Biffle’s crew chief, replacing Greg Erwin with Matt Puccia. Biffle, who won the August race at Pocono Raceway in 2010, managed an eighth-place finish this time, leaving him 13th in points. “Certainly we’ve been trying hard to win a race,” Biffle said. “We’ve come close a few times. ... Michigan, Bristol, Atlanta are all great tracks for us, and we feel like we can win at basically any of these racetracks. “I would have never guessed we’d be this far into the season without winning a race after the way we finished last year.”
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Ashley is a soon-to-be 22-year-old autistic who enjoys sharing her stories with all who will listen. ¥ It was the 37th president of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, who made the following sage -- and somehow appropriate -- observation: “Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.” ¥ Pasta has been around since 5,000 B.C., and it was invented in China, not Italy. ¥ If you’re planning a visit to the United Kingdom, you might want to keep in mind this rather obscure statute: It’s illegal to stand within 100 yards of the reigning monarch if you don’t have socks on. ¥ A groundhog can move 700 pounds of dirt in a single day. ¥ When the two-and-one-half-hour finale of the groundbreaking television show “M*A*S*H” aired on Feb. 28, 1983, advertisers paid a hefty $450,000 for a single 30-second spot. That was $50,000 more than the same spot cost at the Super Bowl that year. ¥ We all know what a disaster is, but did you know where the word came from? The base of the word is “aster,” which is Latin for “star.” The word “disaster” originally meant “an unfavorable aspect of a star,” reflecting the ancient notion that the motions of heavenly bodies affected terrestrial events. ¥ Baseball players didn’t have numbers on their uniforms until 1929, and it was the New York Yankees that were the first to adopt the practice. ¥ In the early 18th century, newspapers were not cheap, but the stories published therein were often people’s only link to the events of the day. Since they were so coveted, newspapers were often brought as a gift when a gentleman was calling on a lady friend, much as candy or flowers might be brought in a different era. *** Tho ught for the Day: “No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.” -- Mignon McLaughlin
Hello again! This week it’s bowling time! If you know me, you know I love to bowl…it is one of my favorite hobbies. We met up with some friends at Camelia Lanes on Schillinger Road and had a great time. I really like the way they have updated the place. It really makes it a lot of fun! They have really cool screens to choose from so you can pick your favorite. This time we chose the disco theme. I think the disco theme is really cool! If you are a bowler like me, then you will love Camelia Lanes! After we set up the screens I was the first to go and guess what? On my first roll I bowled a strike! That is the first time I have ever bowled a strike on my first roll…I was so excited. I also bowled some spares. I didn’t win, but that’s okay I still had a lot a fun bowling with my friends. I also took some photos of everyone bowling in between turns…I really like taking photos. I was also bowling for my Mom, because she cannot bowl because of her shoulder. It was fun, but tiring. It was so good to see Tisha, Larry, Hayley, Austin, Trista and Spencer again. I always have fun with them and I can’t wait to see them again! After bowling we went to eat at Chili’s. This was the first time I had been to Chili’s in a long time. The food was good. I ordered Crispy Chicken Crispers with fries and corn on the cob. After the main course I ordered dessert…strawberry cheesecake…it was delicious! The restaurant looks cool…kind of a Southwestern feel to it. I also like the big red chili pepper on the sign…LOL! So after eating we headed home…The gang was supposed to come over to watch Soul Surfer after church, but that didn’t work out. Hopefully we will be able to do that another day! All in all it was a great day and I enjoyed seeing everyone again! Stay tuned for more Ashley’s Outings next time. Until then, thanks for joining us! Questions or comments, email email@example.com
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What are laws, and how do they govern our lives? Here is a brief look at the intended meaning and purpose of laws. • Everyone and everything lives by some kind of law. Even if you lived on a deserted island by yourself, your life and activities would still be ruled by the law of gravity and other natural, universal laws. Even ants live by their own set of laws. • The Babylonian king Hammurabi is credited as the first in history to record a set of written laws in about 1786 B.C. They are known as the Code of Hammurabi. • All civilized societies depend on laws to define the structure in which people relate to one another and to keep order. Laws affect all aspects of society, including everything from economics to social interactions. • Yet laws alone do not ensure order and peaceful relations. Every law must be enforced to carry any weight. In many countries and communities today, laws are enforced by police and a system of courts. • There are many different classifications of laws. Contract law governs both simple and complex business transactions. Property law outlines the rights and obligations concerning the ownership of real estate (land and buildings) as well as movable objects like cars, televisions, etc. • Financial assets are overseen by trust laws, while tort law allows people to seek compensation if their rights are infringed upon or their property is damaged. Criminal law, also known as penal law, protects us by giving the government the ability and authority to prosecute someone that harms another person’s rights or property. • Labor laws and safety standards ensure that our workplaces are safe. Restaurants and grocery stores we frequent are governed by health codes that keep us safe from spoiled, dirty or diseased food products that could make us sick. • Written works, movies, music and other forms of expression are protected from being copied by copyright laws. And when using the Internet, we are subject to emerging laws governing this new medium. • America came into existence due to a dispute over laws. Whether or not the laws of the British Empire should apply to the colonies in North America was the question, and it found colonists and the crown staunchly adhering to opposing answers. The result was war and the American Revolution. • Today in the United States, the Constitution outlines our most basic rights and is the basis for the creation of law, the protection of human rights and the election of political representatives. • Society is not always in agreement with the laws that regulate our conduct or how the institutions that implement the laws behave. Oftentimes, we are in rebellion against some of their provisions. • The Greek philosopher Aristotle is credited with saying, “Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.” • As the population grows and technology advances, the need for ever-changing laws exists. New and improved rules are written every day. One of the best designs of the American legal system is the power of the individual to collectively make or change laws through the right to vote.
Digital Mammograms Aren’t More Accurate DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please tell me if a digital mammogram is a great deal better than a regular mammogram. If I need to pay part of the cost, I don’t mind, if it’s worth it. I don’t want to pay for something that is simply “newer.” -- S.P. ANSWER: With a conventional mammogram, the image of the breast is captured on film, like a photographic image. With a digital mammogram, the image is captured electronically on bits of computer code, like a digital camera does. The techniques for taking a digital mammogram are the same as those for a conventional one. Digital mammograms are easier to store, and digital images are available immediately but are more costly. A large study of almost 50,000 women concluded that the accuracy between digital and conventional mammograms is not significantly different. However, in women younger than 50 and in women with dense breasts, digital mammograms provide better pictures. Unless your doctor has directed you to get digital mammograms, you can rely on standard mammograms to serve you well. The booklet on breast cancer provides information on its detection and treatment. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1101W, 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: For many years, I have put up with floaters. I am quite nearsighted, and my eye doctor says they’re common in nearsighted people. Last week, I saw flashes of light. I called the doctor, and he saw me that day. He told me I had a vitreous detachment. Is this serious? -- L.P. ANSWER: The vitreous is a thick, gel-like material that fills the back two-thirds of the eye. It provides support for the eye. The vitreous abuts on the retina, the sensitive layer of cells that transfers incoming images to the brain. A vitreous detachment means it has pulled away from the retina. In doing so, it stimulated the retina to cause the flashing lights you saw. The doctor made sure your retina was OK. Flashes of light also can be a signal that the retina is tearing. For the present, nothing else needs to be done. The doctor will examine you again in a few months to be positive the retina is remaining in good health. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Ten months ago I had my gallbladder removed. My problem is I must still take a Lactaid pill when I eat some foods, especially dairy. Why? -- D.B. ANSWER: Your gallbladder stores bile made in the liver. When people eat a fatty meal, their gallbladders contract to squirt bile into the digestive tract to aid in the digestion of fats. If the gallbladder has stones, that contraction causes abdominal pain. You should not have that pain now. A different problem centers on lactase, an enzyme that digests milk sugar lactose. As people grow older, many lose their lactase enzymes. Drinking or eating dairy products causes them diarrhea and abdominal pain. You still need your Lactaid pill to digest dairy products. This has nothing to do with the gallbladder.
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ALL MY CHILDREN Jack and Erica took off for the south of France for a romantic vacation. Dixie moved in with JR to help him with his sobriety. Zach was reunited with his children while Kendall nearly went into shock. Cara contemplated leaving town so that Tad could be with Dixie. David taunted Greenlee about RyanÕs true love, Gillian. Colby smelled alcohol in JR’s coffee. Zach asked Griffin if he was in love with Kendall. Greenlee confided in Kendall about Leo. Wait to See: Erica has a flashback about her first love, Mike Roy. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL After Liam saved her life, Steffy found herself developing a crush on him. Nick updated his mom on his exciting business meeting with Bill. Hope realized that history was repeating itself when it came to Steffy. Dayzee had some tough questions for Marcus about Amber. Brooke vowed to keep Steffy away from Liam. Meanwhile, Steffy teased Hope about not fulfilling Liam’s needs. Wait to See: Marcus holds a press conference. DAYS OF OUR LIVES Chad was shot by Brady’s gunman, but fortunately recovered. Vivian felt betrayed by her own son after seeing how close he was to Carly. Maggie made a miraculous recovery after she was taken off life support. Taylor shared a past with Quinn and vowed to learn what he was up to in Salem. Chloe saved Kinsey from a rough customer. Carly received a visit from her son, Nicholas, while in rehab. Wait to See: Lexie delivers unsettling news to Sami about her health. GENERAL HOSPITAL Sonny was arrested after trying to shoot Jax. Jason had a seizure while recovering from his car accident. Coleman and Diane decided to play matchmaker for Alexis. Siobhan was found unconscious in Anthony’s presence. Skye questioned Tracy about her past with the mob. Word spread that Jax’s plane went down. Dante asked Lulu to move in with him. Wait to See: Anthony attacks someone at the hospital. ONE LIFE TO LIVE Destiny decided not to have the abortion, but was still uncer-
tain whether she would give her baby to Nora to raise. Rex got some news about Gigi and flew to Kentucky. Dorian decided to run for Senate. Rex visited the strip club in Kentucky and was stunned to hear Gigi’s name announced. Ford kissed Jessica after she reminded him of Tess. Joey asked Kelly if he could join her in London. Wait to See: Dorian says goodbye to Llanview. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Ronan announced at Diane’s funeral that there were numerous suspects in her murder -- and many were in attendance. Deacon blackmailed Phyllis into going out on a date with him. Ashley received a photo of herself placing her at the scene of Diane’s murder. Colin and Genevieve gave in to their passion and then went back to hating each other. Phyllis told Sharon that despite their past differences, she believes in her innocence. Lily kept thinking about Cane while kissing Daniel. Wait to See: Jack romances Genevieve. PHOTO: Thorsten Kaye stars as “Zach” on “All My Children.”
Published on Aug 19, 2011