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Port Coquitlam April 8, 2011

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by Patricia L. Cook Now that the weather is warming, and spring is officially here, you probably have noticed more two-wheeled vehicles on the streets. Let’s explore the popular rides called “scooters.” Most of them don’t go very fast, but they sure go a long way on one tank of gas! • The first powered two-wheeled vehicles that were the predecessors to motor scooters and motorcycles were patented in Munich, Germany, in 1894. Hildebrand & Wolfmueller used a twin cylinder water-cooled engine and a step-through frame.

• Some of the first scooters in North America were made by Cushman in Nebraska. They were used by the Army, Navy and Air Force in World War II and included an airborne model made to be dropped by parachute. Cushman manufactured Breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late night snack.. motor scooters from 1936 until 1965.

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The amazingly talented SageDogz, The Rachel Thom Band and The Express are playing on April 14th at TNB. April 14th also closes the First Round of the TNT Rok Rumble. The battling bands that make it through to Round Two will be announced in Tidbits on April 28th. Tickets are $8 VIP Online or $10 @ the door. It’s going to be a full house! Keep checking back to see who makes it through, who’s in the lead and who’s playing next! TNB Club: 801 Brunette Ave (formally known as Boone County) Dan Nou Marketing & Media and TNB Club in Coquitlam host the TNT ROK RUMBLE. The TNT Rok Rumble is a band competition made up of 15 bands and grand prizes including a broadcast quality master recording at Greenhouse Studios with Engineer Chris "Hollywood" Holmes. Over the last 23 years Greenhouse Studios has worked with Nickelback, Wide Mouth Mason, Odds, Spirit of the West, KD Lang, Cher, Bon Jovi, 3 Doors Down, and Default amongst 1000 others. Chris "Hollywood" Holmes has worked with Korn, Veer, Simon Collins and Katy Perry. w It’s a Battle of the Bands where YOU are the judge. You choose who Vancouver’s top talent is!?

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SCOOTING AROUND (continued): • During and shortly after World War II, the Cushman Scooter Company was the main manufacturer of scooters, and they were producing about 300 scooters a day. In the post-war world, scooters were very popular because they were economical. Japan, France and Italy started making their own models. • The U.S. Department of Transportation definition for a scooter is a motorcycle that has “a platform for the operator’s feet or has integrated footrests,” and has a “step-through architecture.” • Scooter owners and admirers sometimes refer to scooters as “putt-putts!” In countries where cars and gas are very expensive and in cities where parking is a problem, scooters are all over the place.

March 31st rocked TNB Club, located in Coquitlam, with energetic performances from musical competitors Maya, The Velvet Chameleon and The Brass Action. The different sounds of these incredible bands have received major votes online giving the TNT Rok Rumble a new top competitor! Check out all the bands and their performances, band profiles, and pictures at

• Problems with scooters in the early years discouraged some buyers: They had loud twostroke engines, they were known to have parts fall off, and they didn’t last very long. In spite of these problems, the companies did a good job selling them with advertising that made them look like must-haves for “cool” people. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck fell in love while riding a Vespa in the movie “Roman Holiday.” Scooters were romanticized as much as horse-drawn carriages.

The brutally awesome Amousia, Freebase and Tribune are playing on April 7th at TNB. Don’t miss this performance, it’s sure to be unforgettable.

• Vespa is the brand name for scooters built by the Piaggio Company in Italy whose production started in 1946. They produced

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existence is especially moving), but for the most part the film is nothing but a glacial-paced set-up for the July release of the finale that we’ve all been waiting a decade to see. PICKS OF THE WEEK “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I” (PG-13) -- In a shameless attempt to milk every last drop from the Harry Potter cash cow, Warner Brothers decided to split the last installment of the Harry Potter series into two films and release them eight months apart -- leaving fans of the series to endure the mostly boring first film that sets up all the actiony goodness for the finale --instead of just making one great movie. Harry, Ron and Hermoine (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) are on the run from Voldemort’s Death Eaters as they begin their quest to find the five horcruxes that contain the soul of the evil wizard. Sadly, most of the time is spent in a forest where there is a lot of arguing and handwringing, and not much questing. “Deathly Hallows” isn’t a complete waste of time. There are a few great moments in the film (Hermoine erasing her parents’ memory of her

“The Incredibles” (PG) -- Pixar’s brilliant and entertaining 2004 superhero romp finally gets a Blu-ray release. Mr. Incredible and his super-powered family must hide their identities from the world. As a part of a superhero relocation program, the once-famous hero and his brood now live a dull, suburban life. But their humdrum existence comes quickly to an end when a

new supervillain appears -- and he holds a massive grudge against Mr. Incredible. The four-disc Blu-Ray/DVD combo includes not only all the great special features from the original DVD release, but a slew of new behind-thescenes goodies and a digital copy of the film. “From Dusk Till Dawn” (R) -- Without question, “From Dusk Till Dawn” is the greatest Aztec Vampire Stripper movie ever committed to celluloid. This 1996 grindhouse epic written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Robert Rodriguez stars George Clooney and Tarantino as the Gecko brothers, two bank-robbin’ desperados on the run who kidnap a minister (Harvey Keitel) and his two children and hold up in a Mexican strip joint. Little do the brothers suspect that star attraction Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek, performing an unforgettable dance with an albino python) and all the strippers and club employees are bloodthirsty vampires with a need to feed. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

It isn’t always easy for the rambunctious Aries to give a second thought to their often spur-ofthe-moment choices. But aspects favor rechecking a decision before declaring it final.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

Information emerges for the business-driven Bovine who feels ready to restart a stalled project. Be prepared to make adjustments as needed at any time during the process.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)

Part of you wants to complete plans for an upcoming event, while your other self wants to see how things develop first. Compromise by moving ahead with your plans while being open to change.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22)

An unexpected change in a relationship could open up a problem or could lead to a muchneeded and too-long-delayed reassessment of a number of matters. The choice is yours to make.

LEO (July 23 to August 22)

Time for the Lion to total the plusses and minuses resulting from recent personal and/or professional decisions. See what worked, what didn’t and why, and base your next big move on the results.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)

The clever Virgo can make persuasion work by presenting a case built on hard facts. Sentiment might touch the heart, but it’s good, solid information that invariably wins the day.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)

You usually can win over the most stubborn skeptics on your own. But this time you can benefit from supporters who have been there, done that and are willing to speak up on your behalf.

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Q: I love it that a lot of networks are now airing new programming over the summer. At first it was only the cable networks, but now it seems the basic cable networks are getting in on the act. Can you tell me what to expect from my favorite network of the Big Four (that being NBC)? -- Fred F., Lansing, Mich. A: NBC recently announced it does indeed have new programming planned for the summer. “America’s Got Talent” returns on Tuesday, May 31. Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan all will be back as judges, with Nick Cannon again hosting. “The Marriage Ref” returns on Sunday, June 26, while “Law and Order: Los Angeles” continues with new episodes on Mondays. Speaking of “Law and Order,” “Criminal Intent” begins its final season May 30. Also, the final season of “Friday Night Lights” continues well into the summer. New shows include a vocal talent show called “The Voice,” the game show “Still Standing” and an adventure-dating series called “Love in the Wild” -- all premiere in June. *** Q: I really enjoyed Jason Dohring in “Veronica Mars” and “Moonlight.” What is he up to now? -- Mary A., in Oklahoma A: Jason, 29, has been pretty busy since “Moonlight” ended, guest-starring in “Party Down,” “CSI” and “Lie to Me.” He recently completed filming on the movie “Searching for Sonny,” which also stars one of the newest “Charlie’s Angels,” Minka Kelly. The story follows three friends who return home for their high-school reunion and get sucked into a small-town murder mystery. *** Q: My wife and I love “Law and Order,” and we

were sad when S. Epatha Merkerson left the show last year. We know she had to leave because she had cancer, so we would like to know her condition. -Harry T., Essex Junction, Vt. A: Don’t fret -- S. Epatha does NOT have cancer; her character on the show, Lt. Van Buren, had cancer. S. Epatha has said she had a wonderful 16 years on the show, but it was time for her to move on. She recently wrapped filming on the movie “We the Peeples” with Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson. ***

READERS: This summer is the summer of contests! First contest: Rachel Fine is not only the gorgeous co-host of the weekly comedy news series “The Bonus Show” for Howard (Stern) TV on Demand, but she also is an accomplished singer. She recently released her first CD of original music, all of which she co-wrote with Timothy Schletter, called “Own Your Own.” I’ll be giving away five autographed copies of the CD -- all you have to do is write to me at or at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, and tell me what you like most about discovering new musical talent. I’ll pick my five favorite entries to win the CDs, and I’ll even print some of the best answers. Deadline is May 15. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

Cineplex Odeon Movie Listings Showtimes for Friday April 8, 2011 to Thursday April 14, 2011

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YOUR HIGHNESS (14A) (SEXUAL CONTENT,VIOLENCE,NUDITY) RW®C/DVS®, NO PASSES FRI-THURS 1:30, 4:20, 7:30, 10:20 HANNA (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE) DIGITAL CINEMA FRI-THURS 1:15, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55 SOUL SURFER (G) NO PASSES FRI-TUE,THURS 1:00, 3:45, 7:00, 9:45; SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) WED 3:45, 7:00, 9:45 You win admiration for your determination to SOUL SURFER (G) STAR & STROLLERS SCREENING, NP WED 1:00 do the right thing. Don’t be distracted from that ARTHUR (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE) DIGITAL CINEMA, NO course, despite the offer of tempting alternatives PASSES FRI-SUN 12:45, 3:55, 7:15, 10:05; MON-TUE,THURS 1:20, 3:55, 7:15, 10:05; WED 3:55, 7:15, 10:05 that might suddenly turn up. ARTHUR (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE) STAR & STROLLERS SCREENING, NO PASSES WED 1:00 SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) HOP (G) (VIOLENCE) NO PASSES FRI,SUN 12:30, 3:00, 5:15, 7:35, 9:50; While you still need to maintain control of a SAT,MON-THURS 1:40, 4:15, 7:00, 9:35 dominant situation, a new development emergSOURCE CODE (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE) DIGITAL CINEMA CASTLES (continued): 3rd Quarter 2010 es, making taskTower easier the began outcome FRI-THURS 1:50, 4:35, 7:40, 10:30 • The the famous of and London as a Week 39 timber fortress in an earthen enclosure on the THE LAST GODFATHER (PG) (VIOL) FRI-THURS 1:30, 4:20, 6:45, 9:15 potentially more rewarding. north bank of the Thames in London. In 1078, SeptINSIDIOUS 19- 25 (14A) (FRIGHT, SCENES) FRI-THURS 1:25, 4:25, 7:45, 10:15 William the Conqueror replaced this timber Page 8 PUNCH (14A) (VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 1:05, 3:55, 7:05, 9:50 SUCKER fortress with a massive stone fortress called

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES (G) FRI-THURS 1:20, 3:50, 6:30, 9:00 HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (18A) FRI-THURS 1:15, 3:40, 7:30, 10:00 LIMITLESS (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE SCENES,VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 1:05, 4:05, 7:25, 10:10 PAUL (14A) (COARSE LANGUAGE) FRI-THURS 1:35, 4:30, 7:25, 10:15 THE LINCOLN LAWYER (14A) (SEXUAL VIOLENCE) DIGITAL CINEMA FRI-THURS 1:10, 4:05, 6:50, 9:40 BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (14A) (FREQUENT VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 1:10, 4:00, 6:55, 9:45 RANGO (PG) (VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 1:25, 4:10, 6:55, 9:35 THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (PG) (VIOLENCE,COARSE LANGUAGE) FRITHURS 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 9:50 JUST GO WITH IT (PG) FRI-SUN 12:40, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30; MON-THURS 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55 THE KING'S SPEECH (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE) FRI-SUN 12:50, 3:35, 6:35, 9:40; MON-THURS 1:00, 3:45, 6:35, 9:25 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LE COMTE ORY () SAT 10:00


CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) the Great Tower. William needed to show his

New factors might have ahispositive effect on a authority and protect new kingdom. still-pending but the only if the information • In the matter, Middle East, Crusaders developed great castles with double circuits of curving proves to be credible. Trusted colleagues might outer walls and towers to overlook the entire be able to offer needed advice. castle building wall. These castles influenced throughout Europe and the British Isles, and the early 13th-century medieval castle was a marriage of Norman, English and Byzantine styles. Twomoderation, good examples of this areifthe The week favors especially a Château Gaillard on the Seine in France and health problem is involved. Resist the impulse the Conisbrough Castle in England.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

• One than of themight last tower housesfor to you be built in to do more be good at this Scotland was Lethendy Tower, dating back to time. You can catch up later. 1678. • No two castles are the same. This is due to the ability of the designer.

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You could feel more than a mite upset by some• The spiral stairs in castle towers are designed one or some people whoinmight be to creating to ascend clockwise an effort make theprobexpose more of they their body in order to lems forattackers you. Find out why won’t change use the sword in their right hand. their ways. Their reasons • At Exeter Castle in might Englandsurprise in 1136, you. the garrison used wine to extinguish fires from a siege.


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You know how Castle to inspire othersKingdom. to do their best Windsor in the United by setting a persuasive example of your own. • There were once about 5,000 castles in Japan, but today there are only about a dozen original feudal castles left.

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CINEPLEX ODEON MEADOWTOWN CENTRE CINEMAS 410-19800 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows 604-460-6455 YOUR HIGHNESS (14A) (SEXUAL CONTENT,VIOLENCE,NUDITY) NO PASSES FRI 4:35, 7:20, 10:05; SAT 1:35, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05; SUN 1:35, 4:35, 7:20; MON-THURS 4:45, 7:10 HANNA (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,VIOL) FRI 4:10, 6:55, 9:40; SAT 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40; SUN 1:20, 4:10, 6:55; MON-THURS 4:15, 6:55 HANNA (PG) (COARSE LANG,VIOL) STAR & STRO SCR THURS 1:00 SOUL SURFER (G) NO PASSES FRI 4:15, 7:00, 9:45; SAT 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45; SUN 1:30, 4:15, 7:00; MON-THURS 4:25, 7:05 ARTHUR (PG) (COAR LANG,VIOL) NO PASSES FRI 4:30, 7:30, 10:10; SAT 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10; SUN 1:40, 4:30, 7:30; MON-THURS 4:30, 7:00 ARTHUR (PG) (COA LANG,VIO) STAR & STRO SCR, N P THURS 1:00 HOP (G) (VIOL) NO PASS FRI 5:35, 7:55, 10:10; SAT 12:50, 3:20, 5:35, 7:55, 10:10; SUN 12:50, 3:20, 5:35, 7:55; MON-THURS 4:35, 6:55

SOURCE CODE (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE) FRI 4:00, 7:05, 9:55; SAT 1:10, 4:00, 7:05, 9:55; SUN 1:10, 4:00, 7:05; MON-THURS 4:55, 7:20 INSIDIOUS (14A) (FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRI 4:45, 7:45, 10:15; SAT 1:45, 4:45, 7:45, 10:15; SUN 1:45, 4:45, 7:45; MON-THURS 5:00, 7:25 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES (G) DIGITAL CINEMA FRI 3:55, 6:45, 9:30; SAT 12:45, 3:55, 6:45, 9:30; SUN 12:45, 3:55, 6:45; MON-THURS 4:20, 6:50 LIMITLESS (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE SCENES,VIOLENCE) DIGITAL CINEMA FRI 4:20, 7:10, 9:50; SAT 1:25, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50; SUN 1:25, 4:20, 7:10; MON-THURS 4:40, 7:15 THE LINCOLN LAWYER (14A) (SEXUAL VIOL) FRI 4:25, 7:20, 10:05; SAT 1:15, 4:25, 7:20, 10:05; SUN 1:15, 4:25, 7:20; MON-THURS 4:50, 7:30

HOLLYWOOD 3 CINEMAS PITT MEADOWS 19190 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows 604-459-6004: $4.75 Adults; $3.75 Child/Seniors/Matinee/ ADJUSTMENT BUREAU 106 Min PG coarse language viol 7:15 Daily SUCKER PUNCH 110 Min 14A violence 9:15/ Daily THE KINGS SPEECH 119 Min PG coarse language 5:00 / Daily JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER 105 Min G 12:30, 2:45 Sat & Sun GNOMEO AND JULIET 85 Min G 5:50 D 12:30, 2:10, 5:50 / Sat & Sun

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DOLPHIN THEATRES BURNABY 4555 Hastings St. Burnaby 604-569-3369: $6.95 Adults; $5.95 Child/Seniors/Matinee/Tues $2 THE LINCOLN LAWYER 119 Min 14A sexual viol 7:00 / DAILY SUCKER PUNCH 110 Min 14A violence 9:15 / DAILY PAUL 104 Min 14A coarse language 4:45 / DAILY

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of Tri-Cities 1) Read through the paper and name the ad that has the caption “Natural Skin Care Class”.

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• Meat Draws April 8th 4:30 April 9th 3:30, April 12th 4:00pm Turkey and Ham draws! • April 9th Hospice Fundraiser In memory of Tracy Metzler Reverse Draw 6:30pm/Great food and drink specials • Spring Dance with John Como at 7:00pm Owner Carey Ruddock of iDeal Embroidery

Tidbits Welcomes iDeal Embroidery iDEAL Embroidery is a one stop shop for a wide range of custom logo-wear items such as T-Shirts, fleece, golf shirts, jackets and hats. Owner Carey Ruddock is an embroidery and digitizing professional with over 30 years experience. “It is our goal” says Carey “ to provide top quality products and services and we are proud to say all our embroidery and in-house digitizing services are 100% Canadian made.” This is part of the iDEAL Embroidery philosophy of supporting local business. “We supply embroidered or screen printed garments and crests at great rates for any size order with a special focus on serving small and micro businesses. We know how vital small business is to the Canadian economy and we provide the highest level of service at an affordable price even if you only need one item. You can also bring in your own garments for embroidery if you like.” iDEAL Embroidery is located at 108-250 Schoolhouse St. in Coquitlam. For a fast free quote call 604-630-8764 or visit online at idealembroidery. ca and while you are there make sure you enter the draw to win free products custom embroidered with your logo.

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SCOOTING AROUND (continued):

1. Who threw the last Red Sox no-hitter before Hideo Nomo in 2001?

a season?

2. Who holds the record for most home runs hit by a pitcher for

3. What was the last bowl game in which the Temple Owls football team played before 2009’s EagleBank Bowl? 4. In 2010, Atlanta’s Josh Smith became the youngest player in NBA history (24) to block 1,000 shots in his career. Who had been the youngest? 5. In 2010, Ottawa defenseman Sergei Gonchar became the sixth Russian to play in 1,000 NHL games. Name three of the first five to do it. 6. Name the last time a non-American male won the Olympic 200-meter butterfly. 7. How many majors did golfer Lee Trevino win during his PGA Tour career? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Have stubborn stains in the toilet? Put some teeth in your cleaning job by dropping in a denturecleaning tablet and letting it sit overnight. In the morning, scrub and flush. It just might do the job. “Lighten blemish spots on your skin with lemon juice. Just dab on several times per day.” -- O.M. in Manitoba

2,484 Vespas in their first year; the second year production jumped to 10,535, and almost 50 years later, in 1994, Piaggio built over 10 million of the fun machines. So, where did they get the name? Vespas make a buzzing sound like a wasp — the Italian word for wasp is “vespa.” Many people tend to call all scooters Vespas.• The Piaggio Company was one of several former military aircraft companies that started producing scooters after World War II. Its Vespa was ahead of its time with many new features. It had easy-to-change tires, a hidden engine that cut down on noise and messiness, and its parts were better protected from the elements. These machines were seen as more durable and desirable. By 1960, Vespas were being manufactured in Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Spain and still in Italy as well.

“Collect small bits of soap into a cup or jar. When you have several, add a tablespoon or two of water to the cup to soften the soap pieces. When they are moderately soft, pour out the contents on a washcloth, fold it over and press into a bar shape with your hands. Peel away the cloth to reveal what should be a reasonably solid new bar of soap.” -- C.T. in Pennsylvania • Another early scooter in Europe that came about after the Vespa was the Lambretta. It was built Save power with this tip: Use cold water to wash by plumber Ferdinando Innocenti with its frame towels and jeans. Then hang them to dry -- prefmade out of pipes. He wanted to build a more erably outside, but on an inside line is OK, too. affordable scooter. The name Lambretta came When they are mostly dry, pop them in the dryer from the Lambro River, which was the site of on air dry to fluff them up. Towels and jeans take the longest to dry in the clothes dryer, and use a the factory, near Milan, Italy. lot of electricity. Take soap scum right off your shower curtain -- spray with a vinegar-and-water mixture, then throw it in the washer. Hang it right back up, and those mildew stains are gone! Another great suggestion from L.D.W. in Illinois: When canning or doing another job, “always do the thing you hate first, and then the rest will be easier.” (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


1. Who sang the popular “Fernando,” and when? 2. Where did the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield get its name? 3. In “Tell Laura I Love Her,” why does Tommy enter a drag race? 4. Which singer released “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough”? 5. Which solo artist released “If I Could Turn Back Time”? 6. Who sang “Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom),” and when?

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It was American educator Laurence J. Peter who made the following sage observation: “An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.” Incidentally, he also came up with what’s known as the Peter Principle: “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” Ever wonder why it’s called the silver screen? In the early days of the cinema industry, the projection screens were embedded with real silver to enhance the reflective nature of the surface. Greyhounds have better eyesight than any other breed of dog. Worried about grocery prices going up? How’s this for a pricey egg: In 2007, a Faberge egg was sold at auction for nearly $16.5 million. Good thing the ones used in your omelets aren’t encrusted with jewels. Those who study such things say that Americans drink more carbonated beverages every year than coffee, tea, sports drinks and juice combined.

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A legislator in the Louisiana State House of Representatives once introduced a bill that would make it illegal to charge a bald man more than 25 cents for a haircut. The plant formally known as titan arum produces the largest cluster of flowers in the world, sometimes reaching more than 10 feet in height. What’s perhaps even more notable, though, is its odor: The plant gives off a strong smell that is most often compared to that of a decomposing animal. Hence the plant’s more common name, the corpse flower. *** Thought for the Day: “First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again -- and, moreover, give reasons why we believe.” -- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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SCOOTING AROUND (continued): • The Rabbit and the Pigeon were two of the first scooters built in Japan, by Fuji and Mitsubishi, respectively. These filled a need for cheap transportation in the far-eastern market from the late 1940s to the 1960s. • With Cushman and Vespa selling scooters in the United States at a very fast pace, HarleyDavidson, the only made-in-America motorcycle company in 1959, decided to manufacture some of the popular small machines. Their ads said, “Tops them all in beauty! Tops them all in performance!” However, it’s estimated that only about 3,000 sold in the five years they were made. A nice 1960 model is on display at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio.

up production and ended up with too many, but those had sold too by 2010. • You can’t haul children to soccer and baseball practice or drive the family on a cross-country vacation, but commuting to work on a scooter may become the norm, even in prosperous North America in the coming years. Will we become more “scooter-driven” like Paris, Milan, Tokyo and Beijing in our new economy?

On April 11, 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France, abdicates the throne and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba. He died at age 52 on May 5, 1821, possibly from stomach cancer, although some theories contend he was poisoned. On April 12, 1908, a fire in Chelsea, Mass., at the Boston Blacking Company leaves 12 dead, 85 missing and presumed dead and more than 17,000 homeless. Due to high winds, a good portion of the city burned. It took nearly 10 years for Chelsea to be completely rebuilt.

• By the late 1960s and early 1970s, scooter popularity faded in America. People were more interested in sports cars and saw scooters as a last-resort ride.

On April 16, 1943, in Basel, Switzerland, Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist, accidentally consumes LSD-25, a synthetic drug he had created in 1938 as part of his research into the medicinal value of lysergic acid compounds. Widespread use of the so-called mind-expanding drug did not begin until the 1960s.

• Crowded countries like India, Japan and Taiwan still had a need for cheap transportation and vehicles that didn’t take up a lot of parking space. Today, for example, the population in Taiwan exceeds 23 million. There are more than 11 million registered motor scooters in that country alone, with Kymco motor scooters probably the most popular.

On April 15, 1959, new Cuban leader Fidel Castro visits the United States. The trip got off to an inauspicious start when it became clear that President Dwight D. Eisenhower had no intention of meeting with Castro. Instead, Eisenhower went to the golf course to avoid any chance meeting.

• A small company that came along with its first scooter in 1954 was Honda — not so small today. Honda’s scooter history in Japan has been progressing since then, but they didn’t enter the North American market until 1983. Honda has marketed numerous scooter models, from twostrokes to the more environmentally friendly four-stroke models.

On April 13, 1964, Sydney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as a construction worker in “Lilies of the Field” (1963). He debuted on Broadway in 1946 in an all-black production of “Lysistrata,” and by 1950 he was appearing in Hollywood films, beginning with “No Way Out.”

• Honda’s most popular scooter in North America is called the Metropolitan in the United States and the Jazz in Canada. The same scooter model is known as the Crea and Scoopy overseas. Cool names for cool little scooters, wherever you ride!

On April 14, 1975, the American airlift of Vietnamese orphans to the United States ends after 2,600 children are transported to America. Operation Baby Lift lasted 10 days and was carried out during the final, desperate phase of the war, as North Vietnamese forces were closing in on Saigon.

• The last decade has been a good one for Hondas, Vespas and many other brands of scooters in the United States. Thanks to higher gas prices, scooter sales have been brisk. The best year yet for Honda’s small scooters was 2008. Every dealership in the United States sold out by the middle of the summer. In 2009, Honda ramped

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ANSWERS Flashback Answers 1. Swedish group ABBA, in 1975. The song was translated into other languages and hit No. 1 on the charts of at least 13 countries. 2. From the side of a steamroller, made by the BuffaloSpringfield Roller Company, parked on the street outside a band member’s house in Los Angeles. 3. In the 1960 hit, Tommy wants the prize money so he can buy Laura a wedding ring. As in all teen tragedy songs, he dies after his car crashes. 4. Michael Jackson in 1979. On his “Off the Wall” album, the song was more than six minutes long. 5. Cher, in 1989. The song was on her 20th album, “Heart of Stone.” In the video, a scantily dressed Cher entertains sailors on a battleship in a naval shipyard. 6. Perry Como, in 1956.

On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer, scientist and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in Philadelphia at age 84. Deeply interested in science and technology, his inventions include the Franklin stove, bifocal eyeglasses and the lightning rod.

Sports Quiz Answers 1. Dave Morehead, in 1965. 2. Wes Ferrell of Cleveland hit nine home runs in 1931. 3. The Garden State Bowl, in 1979. 4. Benoit Benjamin was 25 when he hit the 1,000-block mark in the 1989-90 season. 5. Sergei Fedorov, Alex Kovalev, Slava Kozlov, Alexei Zhitnik and Sergei Zubov. 6. Russia’s Denis Pankratov, in 1996. 7. Six -- two U.S. Opens (1968, ’71), two British Opens (’71, ’72) and two PGA Championships (’74, ’84).

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