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HOPPING THE RAILS (continued): • As time passed and more people, mostly men, tried to hop rides on freight trains, problems developed. Many hobos were dirty, some appeared to have mental health issues, and some just appeared to be lazy bums! Some hobos became radical and tried to characterize their way of life as a freedom that they deserved. Hence, railroads sought to stop the free rides. • Chicago was known as the hobo capital of the United States. Hobos gathered in groups for food and shelter. They developed a hobo code of ethics and even devised symbols as a way to spread information and warnings to their comrades. • The hobo life was not an easy life by any stretch of the imagination. When deciding to “hobo,” many would see it as an adventure, but the reality was that it was hard to find work. Money was hard to come by, which also meant food, clothing, hot baths and many other basic needs and wants were not met. Lastly, it was a dangerous way of life. • Reports from the Interstate Commerce Commission show that from 1929-1939, 24,647 trespassers were killed and 27,171 were injured on railroad property. • Hobos were what some call the “original migrant workers.” They would follow harvests in the American West. Hay, corn, wheat, hops,


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PHOTO: Johnny Depp The search for the new “Lone Ranger” is over. Not long ago we reported that Johnny Depp was set to play Tonto, the trusted companion of the most famous Ranger ever. Now, the title role belongs to Armie Hammer, who played both Winkelvoss twins in “The Social Network” and will soon be seen in “Snow White” with Julia Roberts, and Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edger.” “The Lone Ranger” began as a radio show in l933, spawned movie serials and a TV series starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. A l981 film version starring Klinton Spilsbury was a bust. It seems odd that the 47-year-old Depp aspired to be Tonto and not the Lone Ranger, but he’s known for his off-beat role choices. Depp and the films’ producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, have been very successful with the “Pirates of the

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Q: I have seen previews for a new movie called “Meet Monica Velour,” and I couldn’t believe that the main character was the usually glamorous Kim Cattrall! She looked like a completely different person. Why did she decide to take it on? -- Trina R., via email A: I talked with Kim recently and asked her what most appealed to her about the role. Kim said she was attracted to the part of Monica Velour because it was so against-type for her. “It was an uncompromising, multidimensional role, and not a hooker with a heart of gold, which I was just so sick of,” she said. “Where do these women go when they are done, and they’re not so pretty anymore and not so perky? The same thing happens in Hollywood. It’s just a bigger version, a dramatized version, of what happens to women -- not just in show business, but many businesses. “This woman is in the gutter, and I wanted to get inside of that, because I always play such a strong, powerful woman. What about a woman who doesn’t have any of those choices or any of those opportunities? Where does she go? I’ve never been given a role like that. Until now, I had never fought for a role like that.” *** Q: Will “Blue Bloods” on CBS be back for a second season? I really hope so, because it’s one of my favorite shows of the season. -- George F., Sacramento A: The Tom Selleck-starring police drama will be back for a second season on CBS this fall. In fact, you can see the entire CBS line-up, as well as many other networks’ shows, at Just click “Fall 2011 Network Line-Ups” for the scoop on the new and renewed shows that

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Tidbits of Tri-Cities 1. In 2010, Mark Teixeira became the second player in New York Yankees history to have three homers against the Boston Red Sox in one game. Who was the first to do it?

2. Philadelphia’s Jamie Moyer became the oldest major-league pitcher to record a shutout when he blanked Atlanta in 2010. How old was he? 3. Who is the all-time NFL leader in kickoff returns for touchdowns? 4. What two teams in Division I men’s college basketball combined for the most overtimes in one game? 5. When was the last time before 2010 (Florida’s David Booth) that an NHL player took at least 14 shots in a game without scoring a goal? 6. How many consecutive World Cup skiing overall season titles had Lindsey Vonn won before her streak ended in 2011? 7. Who was the last PGA player to win the final tournament of one season and the first tournament of the next season? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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HOPPING THE RAILS (continued):

Keep medication bottles to hold buttons, spare change or even hand lotion. Be sure to clean well before reusing. “Stuff boots with clean foam egg cartons to keep them from flopping over between wearings. If the leg material is not heavy, you can even cut a carton in half lengthwise. Rolledup magazines also will work for this purpose.” -- I.Y. in New York “Used fabric-softener sheets can be used to shine faucets and to clean the tub. I use mine for dusting around the house too. To keep a steady supply, I put an empty tissue box next to my dryer. When the clothes (and the used sheets) come out, I stuff them down in the box, and they are ready whenever I need one.” -- B.J. in Arizona A chef’s trick to keep cooked spinach green is to make sure the pot is not covered while cooking. “When cooking shrimp in a bouillon, put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes before cooking. They will cook up nice and tender. I have had success with this when grilling too. When putting shrimp on a skewer, I use double skewers, which hold about five shrimp. When I thread the skewers side by side, the shrimp are easier to turn over, and they do not spin on the skewer.” - R.R. in Florida To keep cheese blocks moist and mold-free, place a piece of napkin dampened with white vinegar in with the cheese in a container with a tight-fitting lid. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

• Starting in 1925 “brushless shaving cream” from Burma-Shave was advertised on small red and white signs using wit and wisdom. Over 7,000 Burma-Shave signs dotted the roadsides across America at the height of their popularity. There would be several signs in succession, with the punch line on the last one. The last new signs were made in 1963 and have now disappeared from our roadways. A series of signs in 1951 read: “The hobo lets his whiskers sprout. It’s trains – not girls, that he takes out! BurmaShave.” • Movies helped to romanticize railroads and hobos, and stories of hobos often made riding the rails look fun and easy to do. Operation Lifesaver is a program that started in Idaho with the Union Pacific Railroad in 1972. This program has more to do with the safety of highway traffic at railroad crossings than it does hobos, however, a large function of the program is educating the public that railroads are private property. Education, Enforcement and Engineering, the three E’s, have been used to reduce fatalities on railroads in the last 30plus years. The program is now used all over the United States and Canada.


1. Name the female singer who released “The Way We Were.” 2. Which one-hit-wonder group recorded “Nobody But Me” in 1968? 3. What was the original name of the group B.T. Express? Name its 1974 hit. 4. Which group was Peter Cetera in before going out on his own? 5. Name the singer who released “Undercover Angel.” 6. Who was the original drummer for the Eagles? What year did he start?

By Samantha Weaver

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It was British novelist and playwright Somerset Maugham who made the following sage observation: “I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.”

says that as he passed the mustards he heard a voice saying, “If you collect us, they will come.” And so he did. This summer is a good time to visit, since Aug. 6 is the 20th annual Mustard Day.

You may not be surprised to learn that, according to a poll conducted by The Associated Press, Americans hate math twice as much as any other subject.

Do animals grieve their own? Perhaps so -- at least, some animals. When an elephant dies, other elephants in the herd will cover the body with leaves and branches and often will stay with the body for days.

If you’re planning a trip to Wisconsin this summer, be sure to stop in the town of Middleton. This is where you’ll find the Mustard Museum, billed as “home to the world’s largest collection of mustards and mustard memorabilia.” The museum is the brainchild of Barry Levinson, a former assistant attorney general for the state of Wisconsin, who says that in October of 1986, after his favorite baseball team lost the World Series, he was wandering the aisles of a grocery store in the wee hours of the morning looking, as he puts it, for “the meaning of life.” He

If you own a sport utility vehicle, beware: Statistics show that they roll over three times more often than other passenger cars. *** Thought for the Day: “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” -- Groucho Marx (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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HOPPING THE RAILS (continued): • The Original Hobo Nickel Society (OHNS) is a club for collectors and carvers of nickels. The hobby of carving nickels started years ago with hobos. Some of the oldest carved nickels are worth thousands of dollars today.

On June 15, 1215, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteeing that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church and maintain the nation’s laws. Four original copies of the Magna Carta of 1215 exist today.

• The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, New Hampshire, is a popular tourist train that is great for kids and adults, whether hobos or not. They offer a Hobo Picnic Lunch, which, of course, comes with a souvenir bindle stick. • Hobo Jim is a singer/songwriter who is an Alaska legend. Not a real hobo, he spent many years as a commercial fisherman, logger and cowboy before being named “Alaska’s state balladeer” in 1994 by the state legislature and governor. • The 5th annual Rail Fest will be held September of the defunct Pullman Company, which 16-18, 2011, in North Platte, Nebraska. Why is manufactured passenger rail cars for 100 years. North Platte important in railroad history? The Free camping is allowed on the grounds, called main line through the town is the busiest freight the “hobo jungle,” which is what typical hobo corridor in the world. More than 150 trains and grounds are called. 10,000 rail cars are processed at Union Pacific’s • There are 10 to 12 weekend gatherings across Bailey Yard every 24 hours. Bailey Yard is about the United States every year that welcome old eight miles long (12.9 km) and up to three miles and new hobos as well as those curious to see wide (4.8 km). The festival has free tours of the the way hobos lived. massive freight yard as well as real and model • This is the end of this little “bit” about hobos. train exhibits, a carnival and other activities — Since hobos never say goodbye, we’ll just end including a Hobo Contest. as a hobo would: “Down the road!” • Another annual gathering of hobos that has been held for two decades is the Pullman Hobo Fest in the historic Pullman area of Chicago. This festival occurs on the factory grounds

On June 16, 1738, printer, publisher, postmistress and patriot Mary Katharine Goddard is born in New London, Conn. In 1777, when Congress decided to print the Declaration of Independence, including a complete list of signatures, it chose Mary Goddard as printer. On June 17, 1885, The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, arrives in New York City’s harbor. The dismantled statue was enclosed in more than 200 packing cases. Its copper sheets were reassembled, and the last rivet of the monument was fitted on Oct. 28, 1886. On June 19, 1905, some 450 people attend the opening day of the world’s first nickelodeon, located in Pittsburgh. The storefront theater boasted 96 seats and charged each patron 5 cents. Its usual offerings included live vaudeville acts as well as short films. On June 14, 1968, Dr. Benjamin Spock is convicted in Federal District Court of conspiring to aid, abet and counsel draft registrants to violate the Selective Service Act. Spock, a physician, was the famous author of “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care.” On June 13, 1971, The New York Times begins publishing portions of the 47-volume Pentagon analysis of how the U.S. commitment in Southeast Asia grew over a period of three decades. The publication of the “Pentagon Papers” precipitated a crucial legal battle over “the people’s right to know.” On June 18, 1984, radio talk-show host Alan Berg, the self-described “man you love to hate,” is gunned down in the driveway of his home in Denver. Berg’s story provided the loose inspiration for the 1988 film “Talk Radio.” (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

ANSWERS Flashback Answers 1. Barbra Streisand. The song was on the soundtrack of the 1973 film by the same name and won multiple awards. 2. The Human Beinz. 3. Brooklyn Trucking Express. “Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied)” rose to No. 2 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 on R&B. 4. Chicago. His first solo, “Glory of Love,” was the theme song to the film “Karate Kid Part 2” in 1986. 5. Alan O’Day, in 1977. While he’s not especially well-known for his singing, he’s written a wealth of material for other artists, as well as National Geographic and “Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies.” 6. Don Henley started when the Eagles formed in 1971 and stayed until 1980, when the band broke up. He came back when they regrouped in 1994.

Sports Quiz Answers 1. Lou Gehrig, in 1927. 2. He was 47. 3. Josh Cribbs of Cleveland, with eight. 4. Cincinnati and Bradley combined for seven overtimes in 1981. 5. Philadelphia’s Eric Lindros, in 1996. 6. She had won three consecutive titles. 7. Tiger Woods, in 1999-2000.

Trivia Answers 1. Punt 2. Havana 3. Three 4. South America 5. Sister Bertrille 6. J. Paul Getty 7. The mechanical harvest reaper 8. Lakota 9. The Boston Strangler 10. Mexico City

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Tidbits Says Hello Summer to Pajo’s Fish & Chips

Our story begins in 1985, where founder Patricia Branch and then business partner Joan Whettlaufer concocted the idea behind Pajo’s – a stand serving the finest fish and chips in the West. The set-up was perfect – they were excellent cooks who both knew their fish, considering both of their husbands were commercial fisherman. The first Pajo’s was set-up in Steveston’s Wharf, with a stand in Port Moody following five years later. Soon after, stands in Steveston’s Garry Point Park and Port Coquitlam joined the family. Pajo’s Judy and Crew welcome you to Pajo’s now boasts four beautiful locations, each set up in Gates Park Port Coquitlam remote areas that are now regarded as picturesque destination locations. recipe - that will forever remain a secret. A lot has changed for Pajo’s, but certain things will Exceptional customer service always stay the same: Our employees are family. Every worker, past and present, has contributed to the evolution and The best of local ingredients growth of Pajo's. Don't be fooled by the fresh Fish is the signature of Pajo’s business, so it’s only faces you see across the counter. They may look appropriate we serve only the best: True Pacific young, but we hire for attitude and train for skill. halibut, Ling Cod, and West Coast Sockeye Salm- We honour their hard work by making sure their on. Our potatoes are also sourced locally, coming priorities come first. The result? A connected from Delta and chipped daily for our fried-to-order team that makes sure YOU feel like part of the chips. Despite changing pressures and trying eco- family on every visit. nomic times, we have never compromised the quality of our ingredients. Accepting no substitutes, Our mantra is simple – to serve you fish and Pajo’s is committed to using only the best. It’s what chips worth buzzing about! famous fish and chips deserve! Top secret batter Sourced from a neighbour, it’s a tasty batter recipe with no preservatives and a top-secret ingredients list. When fried to order with our fish, the result is a delectable, crunchy coating that will surely exceed your expectations. Whether you’re a seasoned fish and chips veteran, and trying them for the first time, you will want seconds. You will ponder upon your tasty morsel, wondering how the batter and the fish blend so perfectly. And we’ll never give up the



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Cheesy Cauliflower- Rice Casserole You may want to “invite” this easy slow-cooker 1. Spray a slow cooker container with butterdish to your family potluck. It just could become flavored cooking spray. In prepared container, the hit of the meal and the start of a new family combine rice, cauliflower, onion and mushfavorite. rooms. Stir in mushroom soup, sour cream and water. Add peas and Cheddar cheese. Mix well 2 cups cooked rice to combine. 2 1/2 cups frozen cut cauliflower, thawed 2. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours. Mix 1/2 cup chopped onion well before serving. Makes 8 (1 cup) servings. 1 (4-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-fat cream of mush- Each serving equals: 152 calories, 4g fat, 9g proroom soup tein, 20g carb., 438mg sodium, 2g fiber; Diabet1/3 cup no-fat sour cream ic Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Meat, 1 Vegetable. 1/3 cup water 1 cup frozen peas, thawed (c) 2011 King Features Synd. Inc. 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


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top ten Top 10 Pop

1. Adele “Rollin In the Deep” 2. Katy Perry ft. Kanye West “E.T.” 3. Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer “Give Me Everything” 4. The Black Eyed Peas “Just Can’t Get Enough” 5. Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull “On the Floor” 6. Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song” 7. Britney Spears “Til the World Ends” 8. LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” 9. Lupe Fiasco “The Show Goes On” 10. Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Look At Me Now”

Top 10 Albums

1. Adele “21” 2. Seether “Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray” 3. Various Artists “NOW 38” 4. Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party” 5. Mumford & Sons “Sign No More” 6. Beastie Boys “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two” 7. The Lonely Island “Turtleneck & Chain” 8. Justin Bieber “Never Say Never: The Remixes” 9. Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” 10. Il Volo “Il Volo”

Top 10 Country

1. Brad Paisley ft. Alabama “Old Alabama” 2. Rascal Flatts “I Won’t Let Go” 3. Miranda Lambert “Heart Like Mine” 4. Keith Urban “Without You” 5. Taylor Swift “Mean” 6. Sara Evans “A Little Bit Stronger” 7. The Band Perry “You Lie” 8. Blake Shelton “Honey Bee” 9. Chris Young “Tomorrow” 10. Ronnie Dunn “Bleed Red”

Top 10 Movies

1. The Hangover Part II (R) Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms 2. Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) animated 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13) Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz 4. Bridesmaids (R) Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph 5. Thor (PG-13) Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins 6. Fast Five (PG-13) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker 7. Midnight in Paris (PG-13) Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams 8. Jumping the Broom (PG-13) Angela Bassett, Paula Patton 9. Something Borrowed (PG-13) Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson 10. Rio (PG) animated (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.



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