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9 vol. 2 no. 11  17 november 2011

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the history of thanksgiving

a small thanks

Read about the history of Turkey Day and take our quiz on page 3.

The Scarlet Band from Tiger Land played “Marches of the Armed Forces” during last Saturday’s half-time show.

how much do you really know about this holiday?

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Thanksgiving safety recipes crafts quiz funny kids turkey talk

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FALSE: Burmese pythons cannot detach their jaws. In fact, the snake’s jaws stay connected during the entire meal. Unlike the jaws of most mammals and reptiles, however, the two sides of the snake’s lower jaw are attached in the center by an elastic tendon, which enables it to open its mouth vertically. As a rule, a python coats its victim with saliva before grabbing it with its upper jaw and shoving it down its throat.

On October 27, 2011, residents of Florida were shocked to learn that a fifteen-foot Burmese python living in the Florida Everglades had swallowed a 76-pound doe. Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission workers shot the snake when they noticed its 44-inch midsection. When they cut open the snake, the deer was already dead.

On the cover: This turkey was killed by Livingston local David Hawley in the beautiful hardwoods of Sumter County. The turkey is unusual because he has three beards and one-inch spurs. In life the turkey weighed approximately 22 pounds.

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elise keller

Imagine a long mahogany table, candles flickering in the center, illuminating the feast that lay mouthwateringly on the silver silk cloth that hugged the table. People gather around, picking a seat while excited babble begins -- happiness palpable in the air. Thanksgiving, though, is about more than just the food, or even the appreciations throughout the year that people hold strongly to. Thanksgiving began, officially, in 1863 when President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day, but most remember it as the celebration in 1621 between the early English Pilgrims and the Native Americans (though this celebration was not recognized as a holiday); however, not many people think about the true history of our ancestors’ feast, and why we celebrate it today. The Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower were made up of the English Separatist Church that had left England to escape religious persecution. On Dec. 11, 1620, the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, filled with hope and slight fear upon coming to a new world. The oncoming winter led to devastation as 46 of the 102 Pilgrims who sailed over lost their lives. But fall soon came and the remaining settlers celebrated their survival and good fortune with a feast- including some natives who helped them gather food for the feast. This feast lasted three days, and even with the excitement and hope that it was laced with, “Thanksgiving” was not celebrated again until June 1676.

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On June 20 of that year, Edward Rawson, the Charlestown, Mass. clerk proclaimed June 29 as the day of thanks to rejoice over the good fortune they had seen for many years as well as their recent defeat of their Native American neighbors. Hundreds of years passed until George Washington declared Thanksgiving as a National Day in 1789, though many opposed, including President Thomas Jefferson, because they did not believe that the adversities of a few settlers deserved a national holiday. President Lincoln, in 1863, officially proclaimed the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving but this date changed several times. Franklin Roosevelt changed the date to one week before the next-to-last Thursday to allow more time for Christmas shopping. This change created a public tumult and allowed the Congress in 1941 to finally endorse it as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday in November. Though the kindergarten lesson of the happy-go-lucky pilgrim and Native American feast is not the continued true essence of Thanksgiving, many still think back to the time where differences were set aside for three days to give joy to the good fortunes that surround our American history. How much do you know about Thanksgiving? Take our Thanksgiving trivia quiz below to find out. Use these fun facts to entertain family and friends around the dinner table at Thanksgiving this year.

thanksgiving quiz alan brown

1. What does “Cornucopia” mean? a) High Corn b) Popcorn c) Horn of Plenty d) A Lot of Corn

2. Which President moved Thanksgiving up one week to help stimulate the Christmas shopping economy? a) John Adams b) Abraham Lincoln c) Franklin D. Roosevelt d) Jimmy Carter 3. What is the name of the famous rock where the Pilgrims first landed? 4. Thanksgiving is celebrated only in the United States. True or False? 5. What was the original name for the Pilgrims? a) Puritans or Separatists b) Partisans or Dividians c) Lunatics or Weirdos d) Journeymen or Moonies 6. The Indians who were invited to the Thanksgiving feast were of the Wampanoag tribe. Who was their chief? a) Massasoit b) Pemaquid c) Winnebego d) Queequeg 7. What was the name of the ship the Pilgrims came over on? a) The Lusitania b) The Santa Maria c) The Titanic d) The Mayflower

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9. What part of the turkey is saved and snapped as a superstitious good luck custom? 10. Which balloon was the first balloon in the 1927 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? a) Popeye b) Felix the Cat c) Betty Boop d) Superman 11. Turkeys can drown if they look up in the rain because they are too dumb to close their beaks. True or False? 12 Historians have proven that the Pilgrims didn’t really wear those weird black hats and buckles on their shoes. True or False? 13. The largest balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is: a) Spiderman b) Superman c) Papa Smurf d) Godzilla 14. The Pilgrims didn’t have which of the following utensils to eat their Thanksgiving meal with? a) Spoons b) Forks c) Knives 15. Which of the following foods that we normally do not eat today at Thanksgiving was an original food that the Pilgrims ate back in the 1600s? a) Cheeseburgers b) Codfish c) Salami

16. The first meal eaten on the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldren was a roasted turkey dinner with all the trimmings. True or False?

17. What poet wrote “The Courtship of Miles Standish”? a) Longfellow b) Poe c) Whitman d) Bryant 18. What colony in Virginia was founded by John Smith? 19. The Pilgrims took beer with them on their voyage. True or False? 20. Of the original 102 Pilgrims, approximately how many survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving? a) 101 b) 50 c) 103

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breaking records & breaking hearts:

uwa defeats georgia state 30-23 josh taylor

A record breaking game for running back Matt Willis proved to be a senior night to remember at UWA as they defeated Georgia State 30-23. Willis is now the single season rushing (1,408), total touchdown (15) and rushing touchdown leader (14) in school history. “The hard work that I have put in this season makes it an honor to break the record,” said Matt Willis. The Collins, Miss., native left it all on the field as he racked up 171 rushing yards, along with two touchdowns in the win against the Panthers. The Tigers came out firing in the beginning of the game, as a career long 40-yard field goal by Ryne Smith would finish a 10 play, 31 yard drive to put UWA up 3-0. After forcing a punt, UWA capped off an eight play, 69-yard drive with a touchdown pass from the strong arm of Kyle Caldwell to Curt Amacker to extend their lead to 10-0. Georgia State would get into the action with two minutes left in the first stanza to cut UWA’s lead to 10-7. In the beginning of the second quarter, Willis would add his first score of the night by running the ball in the end zone from 11 yards out to reacquire the Tigers’ 10 point lead 17-7. Two minutes later, the Panthers’ Kelton Hill ran 53 yards to add Georgia State’s second score of the night, which brought the score back to a three point ballgame at 17-14. The second quarter scoring would be halted by both teams until Ryne Smith added a second 40-yard field goal for the Tigers to extend their lead to 20-14. The second half seemed like the tide had shifted in

favor of the Panthers as they marched 78 yards down the field only to be stuffed twice on the four yard line by the Tigers’ dominant defense. The Tigers would take the ball at their own four yard line on the subsequent drive, but it would lead to a Brock Sharp punt that was blocked by Georgia State that went in the back of the end zone for a safety to make the score 20-16. In the fourth quarter, Ryne Smith would make his third field goal of the game from 23 yards out to increase their lead to 23-16. After Kyle Caldwell threw a late interception, the Panthers tied the score at 23-23 when Kelton Hill scored his second rushing touchdown of the night. UWA would prove to be a top candidate for the playoffs when they drove 86 yards down the field with under two minutes to play, capped off by the most deserving of players, Matt Willis, to win the game 30-23. “This group of seniors is the best group since 1975 in my opinion … they have touched my life in so many ways, and I am so glad to be a part of them,” said Head Coach Will Hall. UWA will play their first home playoff game in school history this Saturday, Nov. 19. Tickets are already on sale. Log on to uwaathletics.com to get your tickets now!

liz stainton | muse

UWA will play their first home playoff game in school history this Saturday, Nov. 19.

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uwa band honors us armed forces d ' anthony jackson

Not only special because of the repetitive numbers recognized in the date 11/11/11 but also because of the thousands of people who are considered veterans and their families. Many people have signed their lives over to the armed forces for the sake of others, and many families have watched loved ones leave and never return due to death or

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extension of time to serve. Finding ways to honor these people is difficult because it’s hard to compare anything to signing one’s life over. As a result, the University of West Alabama Scarlet Band From Tiger Land recognized these soldiers after the half time performance with a special selection on the Tiger Stadium Football Field. The band played a tune

called “Marches of the Armed Forces,” arranged by Michael Sweeney, as they introduced the different branches of U.S. Armed Forces. Moreover, judging by the roar of the crowd during the recognition of each branch, this day and the commemorative song played by the Scarlet Band was special to many people.

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karyn louritt

Carol Webb lives north of Meridian, Miss. in the middle of two hundred acres in Bailey, Miss. She commutes to UWA to teach nursing classes and also works part time at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. On campus, Webb teaches dosage, pharmacology, foundations of nursing practice, fluid and electrolytes, normal prenatal care and various other classes. At Anderson Regional Medical Center, Webb teaches child birth classes and works as a staff nurse in the emergency room. One of the most common questions asked by students in the nursing department is “How long did it take you to get to work this morning?” Webb has a heavy foot and a reputation for speeding. She relates to students well. Webb got her Bachelors of Nursing from The University of South Mississippi and earned her family planning nurse practitioner license and masters from The University of Mississippi. She has worked on campus since 1986. Webb’s favorite past time is spending time with her grandkids. She has a son with a four-year-old boy living in Meridian and her daughter has three-year-old twins, one boy and one girl, who live in McCalla, Ala. Webb used to have horses and she loved them. She is hoping to get another one soon so her grandchildren can grow up

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with a comfort toward animals and an ability to ride. When not with her grandkids and not at work, Webb will likely be swimming, square dancing, relaxing at home or traveling. Good luck tracking her down in the midst of her busy life! Webb enjoys swimming and square dancing because they are good ways to exercise without having the workout feel. It has been a long time since anyone saw her in the Wellness Center. If Webb tells herself she is going to exercise, it will always be put off until tomorrow; if she decides to go dance at the North East Community Center, however, she will gladly accomplish the task. Webb is hoping to begin line dancing soon as well. This year Webb has traveled to Alaska, Seattle, Wash., Vero Beach, Fla., and Orange Beach, Calif. The trip to Seattle was a seven day cruise with six days on land. Orange Beach is a great place for the entire family to go. Webb has done a vast amount of traveling in the Midwest but hopes to visit more places up north after retirement. On her top picks chart, you will find classical and oldies music, mystery books, the movie “Gone with the Wind,” spaghetti, Food Network and the HGTV.

how did you do? thanksgiving day quiz answers 8. Christopher Jones 9. wishbone 10. b 11. True 12. True. No one knows the origin of this erroneous depiction of the Pilgrims. 13. Superman at 100 feet long

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international news nelson sims

continued concern over european debt

Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Warren Buffet has claimed that recent leadership shakeups in Italy and Greece may help those countries but will have little impact on Europe’s debt concerns as a whole. When speaking to CNBC, Buffet claimed that investors were losing confidence in the euro. Buffet lamented the fact that no one in Europe had authority comparable to the US Federal Reserve and Treasury, stating that it was enormously difficult to stop a run on a currency.

norway killer faces first public hearing

Anders Behring Breivik entered an Oslo court room last Monday for his first public hearing. When Breivik attempted to claim the mantle of a resistance leader, stating outright that he was a commander in the Norwegian resistance movement, he was cut-off in mid-sentence by the judge. Breivik set off a fertilizer bomb outside government headquarters on July 22, killing eight people. The violence continued when Breivik retreated to an island, where youth sections of Norway’s governing Labor Party were holding their summer camp. Breivik opened fire on the panicked youths, shooting many as they attempted to take cover in the lake. Sixtynine were killed before Breivik surrendered to a SWAT team. Breivik has continued to plead not guilty to terror charges, claiming that he was in a state of war to protect Europe from being taken over by Muslim immigrants. His lawyer, Geir Lippestad, has told reporters that Breivik does not recognize the authority of the court and demands to be released from prison. Breivik’s claims to belong to a network of modernday crusaders opposed to multiculturalism have remained unverified, but police cannot rule out the possibility that accomplices exist.

arrests in egypt Two members of an al-Qaida-inspired group were arrested in the Egyptian Sinai peninsula a mere twenty-four hours after the capture of their leader. The group, which plotted two attacks on Egyptian police and a gas pipeline, launched its campaign in 2011 under the name “al-Qaida in the Sinai.” Since former president Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in 2011, Egypt has been plagued with numerous security threats.

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a holiday classic nelson sims

Bob Clark’s 1983 film “A Christmas Story” is currently regarded by many as the quintessential Christmas movie. Made up entirely of writer Jean Shepherd’s short stories and anecdotes about growing up, the movie succeeds in presenting the timeless tradition of American, commercialized Christmas. When first released two weeks before Thanksgiving 1983, “A Christmas Story” did little to stir interest. Reviews remained largely divided, with a “New York Times” review by critic Vincent Canby notably coming in largely on the negative side. It has been suggested that the bulk of the negative response should be attributed to the fact that, in 1983, people didn’t care too much for holiday-themed movies. Another factor in the poor initial response to the film may have been the fact that “A Christmas Story” is a hugely unconventional approach to the holiday genre and certainly a far cry from its predecessors, embracing cynicism over sentimentality. There’s also the fact that, for the most part, the movie isn’t really about Christmas at all. Instead, this film revolves around what the vast majority of kids care about when it comes to Christmas, the main gift. The big one. The gift that gets picked months ahead of time. Ralphie Parker’s goal for Christmas is to obtain an official Red Ryder carbine-action two-hundred shot range model air rifle. Unfortunately, at every turn Ralphie is greeted with the “dastardly phrase” of “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” Along the way, Ralphie is awakened to the scams of Little Orphan Annie, forced into an obscenity laced beatdown of the yellow-eyed Scott Farkus, faced with the possibility of going blind from soap poisoning after accidentally dropping “THE word” in front of his father, kicked square in the face by a ridiculously intimidating department store Santa Claus, and perhaps most unforgettably of all, implored to dress up as a “deranged Easter Bunny” before being rewarded with the “peacemaker” that he has pined for. Fittingly enough, the first shot out of Ralphie’s new BB-gun ricochets off its target and breaks his glasses, proving that everyone, from the C+ giving teacher to the evil Santa Claus, was absolutely right. The downward spiral of events continues when the Parker home is invaded by the Bumpuses’ hounds, forcing the family to turn to a Chinese restaurant for their Christmas Dinner. This film’s depiction of childhood is absolutely masterful. Ambiguously dated somewhere between 1939 and 1947, “A Christmas Story” is still totally relatable even in 2011. Every kid, at some point or another, has had that one gift that the entire universe seemed intent on denying them. The moment where Ralphie is finally

presented with his gun (which his father was forced to go against his mother to get) effectively brings Christmas morning memories, sometimes decades old, back to the forefront in vivid detail. Even his fierce, furnace-fighting Old Man can’t help but laugh with glee as Ralphie realizes what lies beneath the thin covering of shiny wrapping paper. The greatest attribute of the film is the epic tone that author and radio personality Jean Shepherd’s narration takes on as he presents childhood stories, with a child-like perception, through a remarkably diverse vocabulary. Shepherd’s ability to make things like “the dreaded triple dog dare” seem like Earth-shattering events has proven to be highly influential. Jerry Seinfeld, in particular, has credited Shepherd as a major influence on his comedy. The highly popular show, “South Park” clearly took a few cues from this movie, notably in its presentation of adults through children’s eyes, and blatantly in its depiction of the Kenny McCormick character, who looks and sounds an awful lot like Ralphie’s little brother, Randy, when bundled up in his winter-time gear. While people may not have liked this movie too much when it was released to theaters, the popular perception of it has changed substantially since 1983. Nowadays, “A Christmas Story” has become a holiday tradition in and of itself. Since 1997, TBS or TNT have aired the movie in marathons that run from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. While one might assume that playing the same thing over and over again may become tiresome, millions of viewers, in increasing numbers, are drawn in each year to watch the film at least once. It has become just as timeless as the Christmas classics that proceeded it, just as ingrained into pop consciousness as “A Christmas Carol,” and almost as much a part of the Christmas season as stockings and eggnog. There are other Christmas movies, some of them better, some of them worse, but few have proven to be as timeless or as relatable as that saga of Ralphie’s quest for a BB-gun. HHHHH/5


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cory sly

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, often abbreviated as Trail of Dead, is a band that has become synonymous with the indie music scene over the past few years. The band gained commercial success after the release of their album “Source Tags and Codes” in 2002, which garnered rave reviews. This showed how the band had come a long way since their first release of a one track cassette in 1995. Trail of Dead is an Austin, Texas based band that was created by the musical like-mindedness of Jason Reece and Conrad Keely. Since their formation in 1994, Trail of Dead has gone on to release 7 major albums, including their most recent, “Tao of the Dead.” This album is different than their previous work in that it was recorded to be a two-part album. The first eleven tracks are part of one whole movement titled, “Tao of The Dead,” which was recorded in the key of D. The twelfth track, “Strange News From Another Planet,” is five tracks melded graciously into one, recorded in the key of F. The album begins with a climatic build with the first track, which fades into one of the most noteworthy pieces of the first half of the album, “Pure Radio Cosplay,” which is later reprised as the ninth track. The whole album was written for the songs to flow together, creating a movement more than a collection of individual songs. Conrad Keely stated, “I always liked listening to records that were just a continuous piece.” The album seems to progress beautifully along, which showscases its most impressive point, Trail of the Dead’s ability to transition the sounds from song to song. The seventh track, “The Spiral Jetty,” very gracefully opens up for the epic and seemingly most heavy track on the album, “Weight of the Sun (Or, The Post-Modern Prometheus),” clearly showcasing Keely’s intricate lyrical talent. The eleventh track, “Somewhere Over the Double Rainbow” is definitely one of the more psychedelic tracks of the album, a 5 minute and 44 second instrumental that is beautifully crafted. “Strange News From Another Planet” is the second part of “Tao of The Dead,” which in itself can be treated as another album entirely. It consists of five parts that seem to come together almost more naturally than the previous eleven tracks. Trail of Dead recorded this 16 and a half minute piece in the key of F, which gives the album a whole new feel from the previous tracks; definitely the most prized listen of the whole album. Trail of Dead has gone in a new direction for this album and simultaneously managed to showcase the bands immense talent and unique nature. They even went as far as to release a Deluxe edition of the album

with extended versions of all the songs, the way they were intended. “Tao of the Dead” can be recognized as a jewel of rock for a new era, a musical movement to entice the ears of anyone appreciative of rock music. This is one of those special treats that are often overlooked and will never cease to please the listener.

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asteroid

The largest asteroid to approach Earth in over thirty years passed through last Tuesday Oct. 08, 2011. According to NASA, an asteroid hasn’t been this close to earth since 1976. Scientists said there was no reason to worry because the 1,200-foot-long, charcoalblack space rock, called 2005 YU55, came no closer than 200,000 miles, just inside the orbit of the moon. Most people knew nothing about this asteroid until after it passed. If it had hit the Earth, there would have been many unexpected deaths. If it had made impact, scientists say it would have more than likely hit inside the ocean, creating tsunamis up to 70 feet plus. This would have also taken many lives as well.

kidnapped baseball player found alive

Wilson Ramos, a pitcher for the Washington Nationals baseball team, was found alive concluding a brutal search after being reported as missing. Ramos was found last Friday about sixty miles away from the north Venezuelan city where he was last seen. Authorities said he was healthy and unharmed when found. The day after Ramos went missing, investigators found the SUV used in the kidnapping, but had few clues to lead them to the perpetrators, which led them to rely strictly on intelligence. That paid off in the end because six Venezuelans were arrested in the case, and more arrests are possible as the investigation continues.

baby going once? sold!

A West Texas woman is accused of buying a 7-week-old infant from the child’s mother for $2,000 in Abilene, Texas, last week. The baby was to be paid for in installments, Abilene police said Friday. The woman, Marilu Munoz, 27, and the child’s mother, Joana Delacruz Huerta, 29, were charged late Thursday with the sale or purchase of an infant, a third degree felony, police said. Police said they found out about the alleged sale from an unidentified tip Thursday morning after some of the scheduled payments had already been made.

nba locked out, still

More than 1,500 trekkers were stranded at Mt. Everest due to bad weather last week. The weather also stopped aircraft from being able to fly over and save trekkers. The trekkers only had two options: trek down the mountain to the nearest bus station or stay there over night. The best option was to trek to the nearest bus station because the weather was too bad to stay overnight. The army was on standby so that when the weather cleared, they could rescue all the trekkers.


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becoming a finals survivor 101 karyn louritt

kiva.org lakedra rodgers

Comfort is a single mother of two from the small village of Amoanda in Africa. To support her family she makes kenkey, a dish often served with fish in her country. Making kenkey is a long, involved process that takes Comfort the majority of the day to complete. She has repaid her first Kiva loan and has now accepted a second loan, which allows her to provide for her family. Kiva.org is a new organization designed to financially assist entrepreneurs in other countries who do not have access to traditional banking systems. Kiva was developed by Matt Flannery

and Jessica Jackley as a non-profit organization “with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.” Kiva uses small loans from ordinary people to give to struggling entrepreneurs, such as fruit stand owners in Bolivia, serve their communities. Instead of asking for donations, Kiva requests “loans.” A small loan of $25 is combined with other loans, and the small business owner then contacts microfinance in order to make a loan. According to CGAP.org, “microfinance offers poor people access to basic financial services such as loans, savings, money transfer services

and microinsurance.” Once the owner’s business starts to flourish, he begins making payments. Kiva then repays the initial $25 loan, and provides the option of collecting one’s money through PayPal or re-loaning the money to help out another struggling owner. Kiva has been operating successfully for seven years. Since the beginning, Kiva has collected and provided more than $255,923,100 in loans to people in more than 215 countries to 663,639 entrepreneurs. This movement has caught on and flourished. To take part in this movement, visit www. kiva.org.

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For some, finals might still seem far off; for others, stress has probably already made its welcome. Regardless, the end of the semester is drawing to a close. Hooray for holidays! Boo for tests! The first step towards successful completion of the semester is to stay tuned until the very end. Most students are tired by now and would prefer almost anything over time spent at the library, unless, of course, they need a quick Java City jolt. However, studying and going to class are just as important now than in August. Keep on pressing on; go to class, preferably on time, and while there, take notes. Read your textbook; do practice problems and complete assignments. Staying on track with daily work will certainly help success with finals. Spreading out study time will make the week of Dec. 2-8 far more bearable as well. Although no one wants to pull out textbooks over Thanksgiving break, doing such may prove to

be a wise idea. Studying a little bit several days before the test will prevent brain overload and will offer better preparation than the ever-popular cram technique. Using the week without class for mindless study might be a more feasible option, especially for the more quiet, bookworm types. Re-copy notes, make flashcards and get everything ready to memorize. Early preparation does not necessarily require full focus, but it will make memorization and review easier later. It seems that once the dreaded week has ar

rived, many students lose common sense. Freak-outs occur, and suddenly loads of caffeine, all-nighters and excessive amounts of oil and sugar seem like great ideas. This is never a healthy option and is not helpful, even during finals. It has been said that the Third Law of Applied Terror is that 80 percent of the final exam will be based on the one lecture you missed and the one book you didn’t read, which describes a common feeling among college students. Stay motivated, study responsibly and keep calm; break will be here shortly, and all shall be well.

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Last Thursday, UWA’s Mu Kappa chapter of Phi Beta Sigma held its fall probate in Wallace Hall Auditorium. The probate was filled with stepping, strolling and even more lively entertainment as the fraternity introduced their newest line. Eight young men became brothers of Phi Beta Sigma.

Chapter President Trophimus Haynes would like to thank everyone for coming out to support them, as they have put a lot work into their newest line as well as the whole show for that evening. Haynes also stated that they are pushing for Greek unity among the sororities and fraterni-

ties on campus. UWA’s ladies of Zeta Phi Beta, Delta Sigma Theta, and Alpha Kappa Alph,a as well as the gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Alpha Phi Alpha came out to support the probate.


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poetry at the lake love’s kitchen: handing

out more than just hope

Craig Warlick doing a very entertaining reading from Charles Bukowski

Dr. Kendrick Prewitt performs the ultipmate football coach pep talk

participants read works of poetry and fiction to a packed gazebo of very cold, dedicatied connoisseurs of the arts

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seeking food. The kitchen does not require clients to be jobless, homeless or lacking in any obvious way. No explanation is required; food is freely given to all who walk through the doors. Love’s Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. This volunteer effort serves about 70,000 meals a year to the homeless and hungry of the community. On average, 300 meals are given out daily. Volunteers are welcome at any time as long as they have called to set up a reservation. Love’s Kitchen also accepts material donations. Starches such as pasta and rice as well as any canned goods, primarily fruit, vegetables and sauces are welcomed. On the second Saturday of every month, representatives of the Wesley Foundation and Livingston United Methodist Church serve at Love’s Kitchen.

Typically, students meet at the Wesley Foundation, located across from Hoover Apartments, at 9:45 a.m. In December, however, school will be out on Dec. 10, which is the scheduled volunteer date. Anyone interested in helping out should meet at Livingston United Methodist Church by 10:00 a.m. in order to carpool. In the season of giving, as well as a period of extra tight budgets, the gift of time and care is a great option. Consider joining the group beginning in January if being in town for the December date is not feasible. An update will be sent to UWA e-mail accounts when the time is closer.

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This past Saturday, twelve UWA students and other volunteers invested part of their weekend serving at Lauderdale Outreach and Volunteer Effort, known as Love’s Kitchen. Some volunteers stayed on a lunch line filling and handing out plates of spaghetti, canned vegetables and bread. Others filled and passed out cups of tea and water. Some students spent time talking to and showing genuine care for those entering the kitchen for food. A few others helped prepare for future meals by wrapping plastic ware in napkins. The time invested and financial cost was minimal, yet it was a great opportunity to impact lives. Love’s Kitchen is a nonprofit, charitable organization located in Meridian, Miss. The goal of Love’s Kitchen is to serve anyone hungry in the Lauderdale County area. The outreach was founded in the 1980s with the intent of never sending away people

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Jefferson County voted 4-1 in favor of a petition to file for chapter 9 bankruptcy because it owes more than $4 billion. This will prove to be the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history. The decision to file for bankruptcy was reached when an agreement between elected officials and investors to refinance $3.1 billion in sewer bonds collapsed. Kenneth Klee, the county’s bankruptcy attorney, states that the filing was necessary because talks with creditors and those in charge of the sewer system broke down. “There was an impasse reached,” Klee observed in an interview. “None of the creditors zero - signed up to the deal that we have been negotiating for six weeks.” In a last ditch effort to avoid bankruptcy, major creditors, including JPMorgan Chase & Co.,

signed a tentative agreement to reorganize the sewer debt in September. County officials were under the presumption that JPMorgan would provide $750 million of nearly $1.1

billion in concessions. Unfortunately for Jefferson County, the tentative deal began to collapse in October due to emerging disagreements between Jefferson County’s 25 state lawmakers. Klee further explained, “the county and bondholders are about $140 million apart on how much sewer debt the county can bear. The county would accept

$2.05 billion, but creditors demanded more.” Disagreements between the county and the receiver who runs the plant built with the defaulted bonds also led to the bankruptcy filing. While the county was willing to raise rates paid by residents by 8.2 percent, the receiver requested an 8.4 percent increase. The case will be overseen by Thomas B. Bennet, chief judge of US Bankruptcy Court in Birmingham. Jefferson County has become the 12th entity to file for chapter 9 bankruptcy this year. Of those filings, three were made by small municipalities. Jefferson County’s filing eclipses the debt of a 1994 filing by Orange County, Calif. While Orange County boasts a greater population, Jefferson County incurs more debt.

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The day would always come, when the legend known as “Joe Pa” would be relieved of his duties as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions; although, a terrible sexual molestation scandal surrounding the program has created an atmosphere that ultimately pushed Paterno out the door not because of retiring, but by being fired. “I do not know the facts concerning the disaster at Penn State, but I am frustrated and mad [because] I always had great respect for Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky,” said ESPN analyst Lou Holtz. Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been accused of allegedly sexually molesting 8 young boys over a span of 15 years; some of the abuse actually took place on the Penn State football complex. In 1977, Sandusky created the Second Mile program which is basically a child welfare program that will help young children get out of a life of shame and despair. “I have been a public school teacher for 23 years. During that time I have referred many children to the Second Mile,” Bellefonte resident Susan Munnell wrote in a letter to the Centre Daily Times. “It makes me sick to now know that I could have been throwing them to the wolves—wolves that prey on innocent, at risk children seeking acceptance and positive role models.” CBS Sports’ Jim Rodenbush states in an article, “Paterno has come under harsh criticism, including from within the Happy Valley community, for not taking more action in 2002 after then graduate assistant Mike Mcqueary came to him and reported that he had seen Sandusky in the shower with a young boy.” “This is a tragedy, one of the great sorrows of my life [and] with the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more,” said Paterno.

Paterno, college football’s all-time winningest coach, gathered his team together to announce his retirement at the end of the season which created tears that flowed from Paterno’s eyes. Quarterback Paul Jones said in a CBS sports interview, “in all the clips I’ve seen of him, I’ve never seen him break down and cry,” quarterback Paul Jones said. “And he was crying the whole time.” The national coverage of this scandal brought about the need for the Penn State Board of Trustees to make decisions concerning this despicable act in a relatively quick manner. Coach Paterno said that he wanted to end his career with “dignity and determination,” but with the way the university has handled this scandal, the board had to make changes from the top down, including President Graham Spanier and Paterno, so that Penn State would not be viewed as a condoner of sexual molestation. The analysis of the board of trustees decisions has posed the question of determining if Joe Paterno and Graham Spanier should be the only ones to

blame in this scandal. “Mike McQeary is the last man standing at Penn State. All of the other PSU officials who were identified in the grand jury report as being aware of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged abuses have either been fired or stepped down,” said Business Insider’s Tony Manfred. The only explanation for McQeary’s continued employment is that under Pennsylvania whistleblower laws, a person who is a key witness in an investigation is protected from adverse employment action, such as being fired or demoted. The occurrence of threats to his personal wellbeing has led the University to place McQeary on administrative leave until the investigation can be resolved and the panic of a lost football coach is removed from the minds of die-hard fans. The Orlando Sentinel reports that former Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer said, “There are more people culpable than just Joe Paterno. There are so many other people that have thought, ‘I could’ve done something about this, too’ that did not come forward. That’s the tragedy of it.”

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i burnt my turkey and i am especially oops and other memorable mistakes thankful for... as told to elise keller

collected by: kadarrius james and brianna davis

This time of year is usually time for reuniting with family and friends, eating delicious meals and, most of all, giving thanks. Everyone has something to be thankful for, especially as the year draws to a close. For some, that "thing" is actually a person; for others, it's a memory, and for some, it's something silly. Here is what some UWA students are thankful for this season:

"for fried chicken Wednesdays at the CAF and the people who fight to defend my freedom." -Roben Campbell

"for friends and family who have always been there for me." -Danielle Harvey

"for being able to use a calculator in Micky Smith's math class." -Adriene Beasley "for the experiences UWA provides because they have made my first semester of college amazing." -Kasey Styring

"for second chances." -Leigh Pearce

"for the friends and family that have helped me make it through the challenges I have faced in my lifetime." -Jeremy Moore

"for family and all the people God has put in my life that have shaped and molded me into the woman I am today." -Tara Grayson "for my unborn nephew because I'm excited to be the cool aunt that teaches him cool things with my major in education." -Allie Carson

"for good hygiene, great looks, a strong jaw, and crazy exes, because without them I wouldn't be where I am today-away from them." -Cory Chance

"for the freedoms and opportunities provided by the United States." -Brianna Blue

"for every day, because it offers us a new chance to learn from and fix our mistakes." -Andi Clanahan

"that God has put me in the place where I can be something to somebody." -Kirstan Cunningham "to experience lovely days like this and receive the wonderful education provided by UWA." - Tasmein Dixon

"for oral hygiene; imagine the world without toothpaste." -Jessica McDill

"for family, friends and life." -Keonna Echols

"to have Adonis DNA and Tiger blood." -Adam Greene "for lights, tv, electricity, and to be an American; for breasts, thighs, and wings. I'm generally just thankful for KFC." -Quincy Barnhill "for Sonic and my fraternity family that is there through thick and thin. They're always there for me and help me accomplish difficult challenges." -Patrick Kirkland

"for family and friends who have supported me through college and continue to support me to graduation, because without them I wouldn't have made it." -Whitney Hampton

"to be alive and graduating, for the opportunities I've been given, as well as forgiveness and friends." -Vilater Green

"for the teachers at UWA that dedicate their lives to helping us learn and reach our goals." -Justin Butcher "for God, family, friends, sweet roommates and life in general." -I'neshia Alexander

"for student loans because they're giving me the opportunity to succeed." -Ben Roberts

"that "Mighty Morphing Power Rangers" is now available on Netflix." -Nicholas Finch "for Disney Channel and Call of Duty." -Carley Otts "for teachers like Glenn Smith that really connect with their students and Alabama football. Roll Tide." -Dustin Bush "I am thankful for God and everything that he has done for me. I am thankful for my friends, because growing up as a military kid I did not have many as we moved around so much. I am thankful for my family as well as having both parents because in a world where so many marriages end in divorce, it's nice to see my parents still together." -Xavier Raymond

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

"for my job because it gets me more in touch with the school and allows me to meet my financial needs." -Julie Reynolds "I'm thankful for God sending his Son to die for our sins. I would like the to thank my mother and father for raising me. I also would like to thank Edward "Scooter" Kellum, my college minister, for challenging me to find my faith. I am thankful for my UWA family and friends as they hold me accountable for my walk and for accepting me. " -Greg "G Man" Turner "I am thankful for our troops as they are fighting for America's safety and freedom. I am also thankful for my friends and family. They mean so much to me. But, most of all, I am thankful for my savior, Jesus Christ." -Chelsea Harcrow

“My entire family came to my house for the first time in over five years one Thanksgiving. My mom was really nervous about it too, cleaning excessively, and cooking a banquet table full of special holiday foods. But there was no point. My family just wanted to see us; they didn’t care what the house looked like. “Well, when we finally sat down to eat, we could barely talk because of how delicious the food was. When we got to the desserts, we dug in hungrily to the pumpkin pie­— and stopped short. It tasted strange. However, being the nice guests that they were, no one said anything, some even going as far as getting another slice. “As it turns out, my mother forgot to put sugar in her homemade pumpkin pie. The next day, everyone was sick. That’s one Thanksgiving I will never forget.” “Everyone was planning on coming to my house for Thanksgiving, and I was slightly nervous. I wanted everything to go well. I pushed off making the food until the day of Thanksgiving, not really thinking much of it. But when the day came, I put the turkey in the oven—and the oven wouldn’t turn on without my refrigerator going off. “My entire family had to venture to the closest Chinese Restaurant to celebrate Thanksgiving due to the brown out.”

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talking turkey with tiny tots at campus school What do you do for Thanksgiving?

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Ever wondered how a turkey was raised while partaking in a Thanksgiving feast? Several varieties of turkey are available to the consumer this holiday season. Here a few facts and differences:

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Natural:

The name Natural does not indicate how the bird was raised. Natural simply means the turkey is required by law to be processed with no artificial flavors or preservatives. Natural usually indicates a better tasting turkey.

Kosher:

Kosher birds are processed and blessed by a Rabbi, in accordance with Jewish standards. They are raised and fed under strict guidelines. When processed, these birds undergo strenuous washes and a salting that can give the birds an exquisite flavor.

Free Range:

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Hopefully this will serve as guideline when choosing the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. The flavor of turkey can vary greatly, largely due to how the bird was raised. But in choosing the best tasting bird for the price, it is also important to consider the health benefits of the variety chosen. Most conventionally raised turkeys are pumped full of artificial growth hormones, antibiotics and steroids; they are generally raised on overcrowded farms, which can lead to disease and heavier use of antibiotics. All these conditions can have negative effects on the quality and overall taste of the meat. This season, try going with a U.S.D.A organic raised turkey. You won’t be disappointed!

Don’t be fooled by the free range label. According to the U.S. Department of agriculture, the “free range” label just denotes that the bird was allowed access to the outdoors; this can be for merely just a few minutes a day at some farms. A free range turkey picked up at the market may not be so free after all.

Organic:

Organic should not be confused with natural or free Range. Organic simply means the bird was raised free of growth hormones and antibiotics. They are fed with organic grain and hay as regulated by law. These birds can also be allowed access to free range conditions. Some of these birds can be more expensive but are usually found to be the healthiest option. Most organic turkeys have a very pronounced turkey flavor.

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Thanksgiving Day in America is a tradition celebrated in almost every household. However, with that tradition often comes tragedy. Every year, almost 4200 house fires occur on Thanksgiving Day alone. Around 1400 of those fires are from the newly popular tradition of deepfrying turkeys. Fires and injuries are often caused by oil overflowing. When deep frying a turkey, people are advised to fry on a sturdy, flat surface, away from any dry grass or wood. You should not fry anything over 10-pounds because the larger the bird, the harder it is to handle. Always make sure the turkey is completely thawed before placing it in the fryer; otherwise, it may not thoroughly cook. These simple gestures help ensure safety. Another problem during the holidays is food poisoning. About 25 percent of people spend the holidays sick because of undercooked food. The best solution is to buy a

thermometer and use it. Always read the directions on every package of meat you buy and never eat anything without checking the temperature first. Consumption of raw food is one of the highest causes of salmonella in America. One of the biggest stumbling blocks people find when cooking turkey is improper cooking when stuffed. Stuffing a turkey

causes the turkey to cook slower than normal on the inside. One must adjust the cooking time to ensure the inside cooks all the way through. When stuffed, add 10 extra minutes per pound to the original cooking time. Thanksgiving should be celebrated, not avoided. Follow these tips and avoid spending time in the emergency room during the holidays.


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boots that will leave your toes thankful chelsea malia tucker

The season is finally here! Winter is the time of the year where you put away the tanks and sandals and break out the pea coats, sweaters, and, best of all, the boots. Over the years, many types of boots have hit the trend list. This year is more of a limited list. Celebrity stylists have said “simple is back.” Nothing is worse than seeing someone in 12-inch leather boots. YUCK! My mother wore

those in college. Our generation of college students goes for a more comfortable look when walking to class. Ankle boots – This style is trendy for winter! They can pretty much go along with any outfit. Wearing the stylish shoe with a lightweight, tight-fitting turtleneck with a colorful scarf and a nice pair of denim jeans makes for an excellent simple outfit. Remember: the shoe itself attracts plenty of attention so you do not need too much more. Cowboy boots – This classic footwear remains a perfect complement to cold winter fairs and carnivals. For a cute look, try pairing cowboy boots with long sleeved dresses. The combination makes for an awesome “southern girl” look. You can find an affordable pair at Dogwood in Livingston.

UGG boots – Some days, you just want to be causal and comfortable, yet cute for classes. Try wearing a simple, long sleeved shirt, a pair of jeans, and some UGGS. This combination gives you a cute look at a comfortable cost.

2004- when he dove head first into it as an assistant-director in a benefit play for Valley Children’s Hospital. Very active in his high school’s drama department, Colfer also became known as editor of the school literary magazine, president of his school’s writer’s club, and a champion in speech and debate. In his senior year, he even went on to write and direct a musical spoof of “Sweeney Todd,” titled “Shirley Todd,” where all the original characters swapped genders. While in high school, he worked at his school’s cafeteria as a cookie scooper and held a summer job as a clerk at a dry cleaner. Colfer went on to be the youngest winner of the Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television for his role as Kurt Hummel. He was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Also, in 2011, Disney bought the rights to Colfer’s script for the pilot episode of “The Little Leftover Witch;” he even went on to sell his movie script “Struck By Lightning” to Permut Presentations that is now in pre-production and will touch theatre screens in 2012. Chris’s own homosexual self-outing spurred numerous amounts of anxiety towards children watching the controversial show, but was soon overshadowed by Colfer’s increasing ability to fuel emotional tension in the audience. Not many know of Colfer’s outside influence

to his acting: his little sister Hannah. Hannah Colfer is diagnosed with severe epilepsy and has approximately 50 seizures an hour. While her condition is thought permanent, her family works hard to get her the best medical resources and strive to bring to light the seriousness of epilepsy. Chris Colfer has been voted the hottest guy under 25 by thehothits.com, beating out Justin Beiber, Tom Felton, and Taylor Lautner in Aug. 2011.

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Knee high boots are a fad. It will never be so cold outside that you have to wear boots that go all the way up your tights. Regardless of how many popular stores sell them, they will never be flattering.

awkward visit from the kids’ table elise keller

In 2009, the soon-to-be hottest running television drama hit the world with its on-going theatrical life of high school teenagers. This show, with its continued emphasis on teen drama and emotions, delves into the life many adults have forgotten, many teenagers go through, and many kids will have. “Glee” is set in small town Lima, Ohio, and follows the lives of eleven high school underdogs: Rachel Berry, Finn Hudson, Noah “Puck” Puckerman, Tina Cohen-Chang, Mike Chang, Artie Abrams, Brittney Pierce, Quinn Fabray, Mercedes Jones, Santana Lopez, and Kurt Hummel. Though each character supports the ensemble, the standout character is the homosexual diva Kurt Hummel, played by the now wildly known Christopher Paul Colfer. Colfer has become a recognized actor, thanks to his character development in “Glee” but not many know the many difficulties the 21-year-old has suffered to be where he is today. Born in Clovis, Calif. in 1990, Colfer has been surrounded by theatre since

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Decorations are always great. Even for students who go home for holidays, life is more festive with some small seasonal alterations. The simple fall touch of pumpkins can be achieved by anyone, but for those who are slightly more crafty, here are some simple, fairly cheap, suggestions: If a casual get-together with friends is on the agenda, try making cute, edible turkey table decorations. Needed Supplies: butter, marshmallows, Rice Crispies, Oreos, and candy corn. 1. Make Rice Krispies Treats ® (every box of Rice Krispies features the recipe) and roll them into one-inch balls that will become turkey bodies. 2. While the Rice Krispies balls are still warm, stick them to Oreos to make turkey feet. 3. Use the candy corn to create a turkey tail by pushing them around the top of the body in a fanned out manner 90 degrees from the feet. Voila*accent the last letter of this word*! Cute little tasty turkeys! For a more detailed turkey 1. Use a Milk Dud ®, Hershey’s Rolo ®, Reese’s minis or any other small chocolate candy as a head attached to the body. 2. Stick small black licorice pieces onto the chocolate as eyes and use a cashew as a beak.

Corn husk napkin holders are another cheap table setting option that will add a thankful theme to a table. Supplies needed: Felt, popsicle sticks, glue and fall-colored buttons. 1. Cut felt into rectangular pieces four by five and a half inches. 2. Glue 12 popsicle sticks side-by-side all the way across the four inch side of the felt. 3. Glue buttons of rotating colors on each popsicle stick. The goal is to resemble Indian corn, so colors like gold, yellow, brown, red, orange and white are best. 4. Once the glue is dry, create the napkin ring by gluing the two ends of felt together. 5. To complete this decoration, roll up corn-huskcolored napkins and place them so the husk is above the cobb. A cornucopia is a slightly nicer decoration and many of the supplies are likely already on-hand. Needed Supplies: a paper plate, tape, scissors, glue, twine, coffee filter and a binder clip or clothespin 1. Roll the paper plate into a cone and attach with tape. Bend the plate into the desired shape. A cornucopia should be slightly curved in the middle. Secure the plate shape with smooth tape. Be sure not to tape the small hole at the end of the plate. 2. Make a thin line of glue

around the mouth of the plate. 3. Wrap the end of a ball of twine around the strip of glue on the cornucopia, and secure with a binder clip or clothes pin. 4. After the glue is dry and the first wrap of twine is secure, wrap the rest of the plate with the string. Once the entire cornucopia is covered, cut the twine and glue it into the open hole. Put a coffee filter inside and then fill the cornucopia with popcorn, nuts, dried fruit, or candy. Little acorns may be the easiest, cutest craft ever devised for celebrating the holiday season. Needed Supplies: Hershey’s Kisses ®, mini chocolate chips, mini Nutter Butter ® cookies and peanut butter 1. Secure a Hershey’s Kiss onto a Nutter Butter with Peanut butter. 2. Add a small dab of peanut butter into the Nutter Butter and place a mini-chocolate chip over it. 3. Put the little acorns in a bowl to add fall flair to the munching scheme of a party.

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muse staff holiday favorites pan seared asparagus: green bean casserole alternative Yields 8 to 10 servings 2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed and thoroughly washed and dried 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic fresh ground black pepper fresh sea salt Directions Preheat your oven to 425 degrees In a small baking dish, mix asparagus, oil and garlic together making sure asparagus is completely covered with oil and garlic. Season with pepper and sea salt and toss. Bake until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes depending on thickness of asparagus stalks.

turkey alternative: drunk chicken ingredients: canned beer whole chicken optional choice of seasonings (recommended: liquid smoke and poultry seasoning) directions: prepare grill place half full can of beer inside the chicken cavity with any added liquid seasonings rub outside of bird with dry seasonings *You may wish to pull can tab up and pierce a skewer through the chicken and hole in can tab to hold the beer can in place. Cook the chicken in a closed grill until all of the chicken reaches a minimum temperature of 165°F and meat is no longer pink.

scalloped potatoes ingredients: 2 pounds thinly sliced potatoes 3 cups heavy cream 1 stick butter 1 pound (16 oz.) of your favorite cheese, shredded salt and pepper to taste directions: pre-heat oven to 400°F and grease 2-quart casserole dish layer potatoes, butter and cheese in casserole dish add salt and pepper to layers as you go pour cream on top; then add final layer of cheese Bake for 40 minutes or until most of the cream has been absorbed. Cheese on top will turn a dark golden brown color.

deconstructed pumpkin pie dip ingredients: 1 package cream cheese 1 large can pumpkin pie filling 2 cups confectioners sugar extra pumpkin pie spices to taste gingersnaps directions: Evenly mix cream cheese, pie filling and sugar in a large bowl. Softening your cream cheese in advance and using an electric hand mixer will make this an easier task. Add additional pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, all spice, or cinnamon to perfect flavor. Chill and serve with gingersnaps on the side for dipping.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL A love-struck Thomas put all his cards on the table for Hope. Nick received a tempting offer from a secret admirer. Katie urged Liam to leave Steffy before he lost Hope forever. Pam unleashed years of anger toward Stephanie. Nick got a big surprise in the steam room. Ridge reached out to Thomas, hoping to mend their relationship. Jackie hoped to take advantage of the rift between Pam and Stephanie and use it to her advantage. Wait to See: Jackie is inspired by Sally Spectra’s legacy.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES Sami blamed John and Marlena for her son being missing. EJ accepted Quinn’s help in finding Johnny despite Nicole’s disapproval. Jack was disappointed when Jennifer said that she wasn’t ready to commit to him yet. Sami and Rafe’s relationship

suffered under the stress of Johnny’s disappearance. The prosecution rejected John’s offer of a plea deal. Sami was devastated after the media falsely reported that Johnny was dead. Meanwhile, Rafe found EJ in his favorite hiding place at the family pub. Wait to See: EJ and Sami find com-

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ONE LIFE TO  LIVE Natalie found out during her wedding ceremony   that John -- not Brody -- was baby Liam’s father. Jessica and   Ford fell into bed together after realizing that they were in love. Cutter  accompanied Stacy to Rio to see if the plastic surgeon could re   store her old face. Tea told Tomas that she was pregnant. Neela   urged Jack to confess. Rex and Aubrey flew to Rio in search of

 

Gigi’s twin. Cutter ran into someone from his past at the surgeon’s office. John and Natalie joined forces for the sake of their child. Wait to See: Rex crosses paths with Alex Olanov. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Tank, the man assigned to watch over Billy, turned out to have a heart and took Billy to visit Delia as she recovered in the hospital. Victor showed up to find Billy missing, but Tank covered for him and said he caught him trying to escape. Later, Victoria called Victor to tell him that she was searching for Billy in Myanmar. Victor was determined to keep the two apart and told Billy that Victoria was in New Mexico. Cane saved Jill and Victoria from being kidnapped after they questioned people about a woman seen with Billy in Myanmar. Wait to See: Nikki returns to Genoa City with a secret.

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can a python detach its jaws to swallow a large meal? alan brown For years, television programs and movies have broadcast images of huge Burmese pythons with a large bulge in their middle. In a trembling voice, the narrator says that that snake actually swallowed a pig (or any other mediumsized animal) by un-hinging its jaws and opening its mouth wide enough to ingest its over-sized meal.

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strange news . . . did a stroke turn a rugby player gay? alan brown

According to an article published in the NoV. 9, 2011, edition of the Daily Mail, a burly twenty-six-year-old amateur rugby player named Chris Birch was trying to perform a back flip on the practice field when he accidentally fell on his head. Not only did the fall break his neck, but it also caused him to have a stroke. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where his fiancée and family sat by his bedside, waiting for him to recover. When Chris finally regained consciousness, he realized that he had undergone a drastic change. “I was gay when I woke up, and I still am,” Chris said. “I wasn’t interested in women anymore. I was definitely gay.” After Chris left the hospital, he embarked on an entirely new life. He broke off his engagement to his girlfriend and moved in with a 19-year-old man. In addition, Chris quit his job at the bank

and became a hairdresser. Chris Birch is not the only person who experienced a dramatic personality change after a stroke. Stroke Association spokesman Joe Korner said that following a stroke, the brain tries to recover by making new neural connections. “It’s possible that those new neural connections can trigger other connections to things people weren’t aware of, such as an accent, language, or perhaps a different sexuality,” Korner said.

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