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by Kathy Wolfe October is the time to celebrate Auto Battery Safety Month, Cookbook Month, National Dental Hygiene Month and National Liver Awareness Month. Let’s see what else is on the calendar for this time of year. • Dictionary Day is October 16, the birthday of Noah Webster. Webster, a 1778 graduate of Yale, began writing America’s first dictionary at age 43, wrapping up the job of 70,000 entries at age 70. He was responsible for changing some of the old English spellings, such as “colour” to “color” and “musick” to “music.” • The National Mole Day Foundation urges you to celebrate National Mole Day on October 23. Does that mean it’s time to be kind to those furry little fellows that wreak havoc on your lawn? Not at all! It’s a day to get excited about the mole, a basic measuring unit in chemistry, and to memorize Avogadro’s number, 6.024 x 10 to the 23rd power. That’s the formula that defines the amount of atomic mass units in a gram. It’s the amount of a substance that equals the quantity containing as many units as there are atoms in 0.012 kg of Carbon-12. It might actually be easier to be kind to the furry animal!
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OCTOBER OCCASIONS (continued): • October is a big month for monuments. President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor on an October day in 1886. The statue, officially called the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, had been received from France the previous June in 350 separate parts and was assembled over the next four months. In October 1941, South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore was completed after 14 years of work by sculptor Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers.WOODSTOCK Unfortunately,(continued): Borglum didn’t get Santana, the Grateful Dead and Joan Baez. to see his 60-foot (18-m) carvings completed, Artists that may have forever regretted declining as diedtojust months beforethe theBeatles, monument thehe offer perform included Bob Dylan, The Doors and Led Zeppelin. was done. Construction was completed on the • St. Three recorded deaths occurred the Louis Arch in October 1965, during following Woodstock Festival, including a heroin 32 months Another of work. Officially known as in the overdose. concert-goer sleeping a neighboring hayfield was killed when a tractor Gateway Arch or Gateway to the West, it is ran over him. A baby was born in a car stuck the tallest man-made monument in the United in the traffic jam, while another mother-to-be States, towering 630 feet (192 m) over the city was airlifted by helicopter from the scene to a nearby hospital where she gavewas birth. of St. Louis. When the structure completed, • It was the organizers’ wish that the Festival be the Federal Aviation Administration issued an closed out with singing cowboy Roy Rogers order that any aviators who flew under the crooning “Happy Trails,” but when approached by the executive producer, Rogers turned him arch would receive a hefty fine and have their down. Fans had to settle for Jimi Hendrix pilot’s license revoked. At least 10 pilots have shutting it down on Monday morning. • disobeyed the edict. Only once have fliers been When Max Yasgur was approached about a 1970 encore festival, the answer was no, in permitted — during the July 4th festivities of Yasgur’s words, “I’m going back to running the nation’s bicentennial in 1976. a dairy farm.” He was sued by neighbors for property damage and incurred severe damage
• Germany’s got its start a in 1810, to his own Oktoberfest farm. He was awarded $50,000 settlement. The community of Bethel further celebrating the marriage of Crown Prince prevented a second concert by passing “mass Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von gathering” laws. Yasgur sold his farm in 1971 and died two years later The at age 53. Rolling Sachsen-Hildburghausen. royal couple Stone magazine featured a full-page obituary, invited the citizens of Munich to join in their something that very few non-musicians have wedding festivities, and the following year, ever received. • all The after Woodstock, documentary theyear merriment was repeated,a beginning the film chronicling the event was released, an tradition of a 16-day Oktoberfest each year. effort that received the Academy Award for The Munich commemoration is the world’s Best Documentary. The proceeds financed the settlements the 80 more lawsuits that were filed largest fair, of drawing than five million against the organizers, as well as their $1.4 people millionevery debt. autumn.
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when the New York Stock Exchange completely collapsed after several days of panic. On “Black Tuesday,” the Dow lost 23 percent of its value, wiping out billions of dollars of ® Tidbits wealth in one day. It was the financial ruin of banks,OCCASIONS(Continued) businesses and individuals, which, with soaring unemployment rates, ushered in the 12 years of the Great Depression.
• The famous gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, in October 1881 lasted only 30 seconds, with 30 shots fired and three men killed. The Earp Brothers and Doc Holliday were up against the Clanton-McLaury gang, a group of cattle rustlers, thieves and murderers. Two McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton were killed, while Holliday and two of the Earps were wounded. The shootout didn’t really take place in the Corral, but rather in a wide alley six doors east of the Corral’s rear entrance. • The Grand Ole Opry got its start in Nashville in October of 1925 as a one-hour radio broadcast. Featured artists in those early days included The Possum Hunters, The Gully Jumpers and The Fruit Jar Drinkers.
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Best Way to Treat COPD? Quit Smoking DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother is in her early 70s. She has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD. She had a bronchoscopic exam to remove a mucus plug. She was a very heavy smoker. She still smokes. She thinks her kids don't know, but we have seen the evidence. She is on oxygen. Her doctor thinks she has quit. What does this do to her life expectancy? How long can she live this way? -- J.S. ANSWER: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, is two illnesses: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is a harmful stretching and destruction of the millions of air sacs found in the lungs. Through those delicate structures, oxygen reaches the blood. When they are damaged, a person cannot get enough oxygen and becomes breathless on even slight exertion. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the air passageways, the bronchi. They fill with thick, pus-filled globs of phlegm. Air cannot pass through them. A cough that produces of sticky, tenacious sputum is its chief sign. Cigarette smoking is the major cause of COPD, but not the only one.
1. Which Hall of Fame third baseman was on more All-Star Game rosters during his career: George Brett or Mike Schmidt? 2. Name the last National League MVP before Jimmy Rollins in 2007 who was a switch-hitter. 3. When was the last time before 2007 that the University of Cincinnati football team won 10-plus games in a season? 4. In 2009-10, the Orlando Magic set an NBA record for most three-point field goals by a team for a season -- 841. What team held the old mark? 5. Who was the youngest player to make an NHL All-Star team before Carolina's Jeff Skinner (18 years, 259 days) did it in 2011? 6. Name the first Alpine skier to win the same event at two Winter Olympics.
It's hard to watch people ruin their own bodies and hasten death. That's what your mother is doing. Tell her that the most important treatment for COPD is total abstinence from smoking. Abstinence allows lungs to recover from the damage done from inhaling cigarette smoke. It doesn't achieve a complete reversal overnight. It does prolong life. What does this do to her life expectancy? It shortens it. How long can she live? That can't be foretold. Unequivocally, she will live longer and enjoy her life more if she never lights up again. COPD is a major problem and the fourthleading cause of death. The COPD booklet explains its causes and treatments. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 601W, 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. ***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. (c) 2011 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved
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If you watch the Fox News channel, you may be familiar with regular panelist Charles Krauthammer. Permanently injured as a young man, he refused to allow disability to derail his career plans. Follow along as Tidbits brings you up to date on this incredible man’s life. • By age 20, Charles Krauthammer already had an honors degree in political science and economics in hand and was furthering his education as a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford. It was then on to Harvard to attend medical school. • At age 22, as a freshman in pre-med, Krauthammer broke his neck in a diving accident and was paralyzed. A hospital visit from Harvard’s associate dean of students helped direct the rest of Krauthammer’s life. Although confined to a wheelchair, he was determined to stay in class. The dean arranged for his professors to give bedside lectures, using the ceiling as a screen for the slide presentations. • Krauthammer underwent a year of rehab in a Harvard teaching hospital to enable him to continue his studies. Because he did not relearn the skill of handwriting for another three years, he was allowed to take his tests orally. He earned his M.D. in 1975 and began a career as chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. During his tenure there, he and a colleague discovered a mental illness related to bipolar disease, resulting in highly acclaimed medical journal writings.
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■ It was French Renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne who made the following sage observation: "Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known." ■ If someone called you a "mumpsimus," would you be flattered or insulted? It seems that the appropriate reaction would be to take offense. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a mumpsimus is "a stubborn person who insists on making an error in spite of being shown that it is wrong." ■ The English language is unique in the
number of collective nouns it possesses. For instance, a group of frogs is known as an "army" and a group of crows is called a "murder." We have a "shrewdness" of apes, a "wisdom" of wombats, a "congregation" of crocodiles, a "smack" of jellyfish, a "wiggle" of worms, a "crash" of rhinoceroses, a "waddle" of penguins and a "scourge" of mosquitoes, to name a few. Geese flock together in "gaggles," unless they're in flight, in which case they are collectively known as a "skein." ■ In the Baltic region, it's traditional for a bride to wear black. ■ You've probably never heard of Harvey Lowe, but in the 1930s he enjoyed a certain amount of notoriety; in 1934 he won the first World Yo-Yo Contest. Now
• In 1978, at age 28, Krauthammer left his medical practice to work for the Jimmy Carter administration as a director of psychiatric KRAUTHAMMER (continued): research. • He began branching out into journalism, first as a contributor, then later a regular writer and editor at The New Republic magazine. The 1980 presidential campaign brought the opportunity to serve as a speech writer for Vice President Walter Mondale during his run for the executive office. • Krauthammer’s journalism career further expanded when he began writing essays for Time magazine in 1983. He nabbed 1984’s “National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism.” The following year, The Washington Post began featuring a weekly column by Krauthammer, which led to the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He was responsible for coining the term “The Reagan Doctrine,” referring to the strategy implemented by the Reagan Administration to oppose the Soviet Union’s global attempts to promote communism. • Financial Times declared that you know whomagazine he is, can has you imagKrauthammer “the most influential ine what he had in common with Rolling commentator in America.” Considered an Stones guitarist Keith Richards and notoexpert in the area of foreign policy, bioethics riously flamboyant entertainer Liberace? and electoral politics, Krauthammer is a It panelist turns out that all three took out on the PBS weekly news insurprogram ance policies on their hands. “Inside Washington” and does a nightly stint as a political commentator on Fox News. During ■ If like 20 percent hisyou're broadcasts, you might of seethe himrespontwist and dents a recent poll, you it embarturn in in his wheelchair as hefind seeks to relieve some of paintap hewater experiences on a daily rassing to the order when you're in basis. a restaurant. *** • Krauthammer is president of the charitable Thought for the Day: "A great deal of organization The Krauthammer Foundation and also serves as invested chairman in of ignorance Pro Musica intelligence can be Hebraica, an fororganization devoted when the need illusion is deep." -- to recovering and bringing lost or neglected Saul Bellow Jewish music to concert halls. • At 2011 the King time Features of his Synd., accident, (c) Inc. Charles Krauthammer pushed himself beyond measure in order to “keep disaster from turning into ruin.” It’s apparent that he triumphs over his
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■ On Nov. 8, 1847, Bram Stoker, author of the horror novel "Dracula," is born in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland. Stoker's villainous, blood-sucking creation, the vampire Count Dracula, became a pop-culture icon and has been featured in hundreds of movies, books and plays. ■ On Nov. 10, 1903, Mary Anderson receives patent No. 743,801 for her "window cleaning device for electric cars and other vehicles to remove snow, ice or sleet from the window." Anderson tried to sell it to a Canadian manufacturing firm, but the company said the device had no practical value. ■ On Nov. 11, 1921, three years after the end of World War I, the Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia when an unknown American soldier is buried. A 2-inch layer of soil brought from France was placed below the coffin so that the soldier might rest forever atop the earth on which he died. ■ On Nov. 7, 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses due to high winds. At the time, wind forces were not taken into consideration by engineers and designers. The remains of the bridge, at the bottom of Puget Sound, form one of the largest man-made reefs in the world. ■ On Nov. 12, 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. First- and secondclass passengers had easily passed through customs, but KRAUTHAMMER (continued): those in third class underwent medical inspections to ensure didn't have a contagious • He they began branching out into disease. journalism, first
domestic" animals. From an escaped dog to an Just in time for fall, here's a selection of pet-re- ornery llama, Wells' anecdotes are humorous lated books to enjoy on a blustery evening. This looks at caring for animals in a rural area. month's selection features odes to irrepressible Finally, if you're looking for a book that covers dogs, humorous anecdotes, a bit of mystery and the basics of obtaining, training and raising a puppy, look for "The Dog Trainer's Complete some training advice, of course. "A Pug's Tale" by Alison Pace (Penguin Group) Guide to a Happy Well-Behaved Pet" (St. Maris the author's second foray into the wonderful tin's Press). Author Jolanta Bental details evworld of pugs -- this time in a fictional setting. erything from choosing a new dog to training Heroine Hope McNeill and her beloved pug and socializing, dealing with common behavMax hunt down a priceless painting that's gone ior problems and keeping your dog healthy. missing from New York's Metropolitan Museum Anyone considering getting a dog, especially of Art. first-time owners, should have a training and Psychologist and dog expert Stanley Coren pens care manual close at hand, and Bental's guide a loving ode to Flint, his Cairn terrier, in "Born fits the bill. to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible Send your question or comment to ask@ and Unforgettable Dog" (Free Press). But it's pawscorner.com, or write to Paw's Corner, also an autobiography of his own journey, with c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box and without pets. Well-written and touching, 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more this is an enjoyable and inspiring read. pet care-related advice and information, visit "All My Patients Kick and Bite" is veterinarian www.pawscorner.com. Jeff Wells' second memoir about the joys and (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. pains of caring for farm, domestic and "not-so-
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as a contributor, then later a regular writer and The Allen NewLaPorte, Republic magazine. ■ On Nov.editor 9, 1965,atRoger a 22-year-old The 1980 presidential campaign brought the member of the Catholic Worker movement, immolates opportunity to serve as a speech writer for Vice himself in frontWalter of the United Nations headquarters President Mondale during his run infor Newthe executive office. York. Before dying, LaPorte, who was against war, declared that he did it asjournalism a religious act.career further • Krauthammer’s expanded when he began writing essays for Time 1983. Veterans He nabbed 1984’s ■ On Nov. magazine 13, 1982, thein Vietnam Memorial “National Magazine Award for Essays is dedicated in Washington, D.C. The long-awaited and Criticism.” The following year, The memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall Washington Post began featuring a weekly inscribed withby theKrauthammer, names of the 57,939 Americans who column which led to the died1987 in the Pulitzer conflict, arranged in order of death, not Prize for commentary. He was responsible the term “The rank, as was common infor othercoining memorials. Reagan Doctrine,” referring to the strategy (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. implemented by the Reagan Administration to oppose the Soviet Union’s global attempts to Krauthammer(Continued) promote communism. • Financial Times magazine has declared Krauthammer “the most influential commentator in America.” Considered an expert in the area of foreign policy, bioethics and electoral politics, Krauthammer is a panelist on the PBS weekly news program “Inside Washington” and does a nightly stint as a political commentator on Fox News. During his broadcasts, you might see him twist and turn in his wheelchair as he seeks to relieve some of the pain he experiences on a daily basis. • Krauthammer is president of the charitable organization The Krauthammer Foundation and also serves as chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization devoted to recovering and bringing lost or neglected Jewish music to concert halls. • At the time of his accident, Charles Krauthammer pushed himself beyond measure in order to “keep disaster from turning into ruin.” It’s apparent that he triumphs over his disability every single day.
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This week, let’s see what makes all these October-born celebrities unique. • As the Nazis were bombing Great Britain in October of 1940, Julia Lennon was giving birth to her son John in a Liverpool hospital. She gave him the middle name of Winston, in honor of Prime Minister Churchill. John Lennon’s Aunt Mimi gifted him with a guitar when he was 16, telling him, “The guitar’s all very well as a hobby, John, but you’ll never make a living out of it.” Before long, Lennon had formed his first band, The Quarrymen. Paul McCartney joined up in 1957, followed by George Harrison in 1958. By 1960, they were known as The Beatles. Lennon was returning home from a recording session for a new album when he was gunned down in December of 1980. The album was released after his death as “Milk and Honey.” • Although perhaps best known these days as the stepfather of the Kardashians, Bruce Jenner’s first notoriety came as a result of his Olympic gold medal decathlon feats. He set a world record in the event at the 1976 Montreal games, after a bronze medal in 1972. He has been involved in a variety of endeavors since that time. Even though Jenner hadn’t played basketball since high school, the year after the Olympics, the Kansas City Kings selected him in the 139th pick of the NBA draft. Jenner opted for a career in TV movies and series work, as well as game shows and “The American Sportsman.” He was a successful racecar driver during the 1980s; he plugged the Stair Climber Plus on an infomercial; and he began a career as a motivational speaker and TV sports commentator. In addition to his role on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” he owns Bruce Jenner Aviation, which sells aircraft supplies. Through it all, Jenner has lived with dyslexia and has appeared on the OCTOBER CELEBRITIES (continued): adult educational TV series “Learn to Read.” • The family of comedian, writer and actor Chevy Chase has been around New York a long time. Born Cornelius Crane Chase in October of 1943, Chase is a 14th-generation New Yorker, tracing his Manhattan ancestors back to 1624; two former NYC mayors are
• The family of comedian, writer and actor Chevy Chase has been around New York a long time. Born Cornelius Crane Chase in October of 1943, Chase is a 14th-generation New Yorker, tracing his Manhattan ancestors back to 1624; two former NYC mayors are among them. Although he was listed in the Social Register at a young age, that didn’t keep him from working odd jobs such as cab OCTOBER CELEBRITIES (continued): driver, busboy, 2011 supermarket produce manager, 4th Quarter • The family of comedian, writer and actor wine store manager and theater usher. Many Week 43 Chevy Chase has been around New York a members of Chase’s family have been involved long time. Born Cornelius Crane Chase in Octarts, 23 including - 29 in the his book editor/writer October of 1943, Chase is a 14th-generation father, concert pianist mother, opera singer Page 8 New Yorker, tracing his Manhattan ancestors grandmother, artist grandfather and painter 4th Quarter 2011 back to 1624; two former NYC mayors are great-uncle. As valedictorian of his high among Week them. 43 Although he was listed in the school class, he had ambitions of becoming a Social Register at a young age, that didn’t doctor. But his comedic nature won out, even Oct 23 -29 keep him from working odd jobs such as cab resulting in expulsion from Haverford College Page 7 driver, busboy, supermarket produce manager, for bringing a cow into a campus building. wine store manager and theater usher. Many Although famous as one of “Saturday Night members of Chase’s family have been involved Live’s” original cast members, he was actually in the arts, including his book editor/writer hired on the show as a writer, and became a father, concert pianist mother, opera singer cast member during rehearsals. grandmother, artist grandfather and painter • John Mayer is not only a Grammy-winning, great-uncle. As valedictorian of his high multi-platinum-album-selling singer, he is also school class, he had ambitions of becoming a a chronometrophile. That means he is an avid doctor. But his comedic nature won out, even collector of watches, and he has a collection resulting in expulsion from Haverford College of timepieces worth about $20 million. He for bringing a cow into a campus building. also loves to collect sneakers! Mayer began Although famous as one of “Saturday Night playing guitar at age 13 on an instrument his Live’s” original cast members, he was actually father rented. A medical emergency when he hired on the show as a writer, and became a was 17 got him started as a songwriter. After cast member during rehearsals. being stricken with cardiac arrhythmia, Mayer • John Mayer is not only a Grammy-winning, spent several days in the hospital and, in his multi-platinum-album-selling singer, he is also words, “That was the moment the songwriter a chronometrophile. That means he is an avid in me was born.” He wrote his first song the collector of watches, and he has a collection night he arrived home from the hospital. of timepieces worth about $20 million. He also loves to collect sneakers! Mayer began Answers playing guitar at age 13 on an instrument his 1. Brett was on 13 All-Star rosters, while Schmidt father rented. A medical emergency when he was on 12. was 17 got him started as a songwriter. After 2. Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves in 1999. being stricken with cardiac arrhythmia, Mayer 3. It was 1951. spent several days in the hospital and, in his 4. Phoenix hit 837 three-pointers in 2005-06. words, “That was the moment the songwriter 5. Detroit's Steve Yzerman was 18 years, 267 days old in me was born.” He wrote his first song the when he played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1984. 6. Alberto Tomba of Italy won the giant slalom in 1988 night he arrived home from the hospital. and 1992. 7. Arnold Palmer (1960) and Mark O'Meara (1998). (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.
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