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funds and $7 million of his own money to build it. It was officially known as the Hughes H-4 Hercules, but because of its wood construction (due to the restricted use of metal during the war effort) the press had nicknamed it “The Spruce Goose”. The mammoth aircraft was designed to hold 750 armed troops or two 30ton tanks. It contained eight 3,000-horsepower engines and had a wingspan of nearly 320 feet, 20 feet longer than a football field. It is the largest aircraft ever made constructed of wood.

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The holiday season is upon us, which means men, women, moms and dads are in the market for cuddly companions. Thankfully, when looking for a new dog or cat, many of them will turn to America’s animal shelters. The Humane Society estimates that about six million to eight million animals enter those shelters each year. About half are adopted. The stakes are high for these animals. But they’re also high for the people who have to choose just one. How do you do it? I talked to three people last week who had adopted dogs from a shelter. One said their dog has bitten eight people in as many months. The other said they’ve only had the dog one day and he has already growled at one of their children. And the third wrote me the following letter: “I am fostering this dog deemed unadoptable. ‘Alvin,’ an adorable Cairn terrier-Schnauzer mix, had been at the shelter for six months. He was deemed unadoptable after an attempt to introduce him to my dog. “The shelter asked me to foster Alvin or he would be destroyed. We have come a long way, but we still have a biting history and ongoing issues. The shelter wants a decision from me on whether I will keep production him or return him to be put down. “I am desperate to45find a sanctuary or a profesHRS: 1 MIN: sional to help him or help me help him. He has bitten stamp Mediaso far. But it is bizarre how everyone inAdVenture the family loving and sweet he is 99.9 percent of the time. I want to give him every possible chance before giving up on him. He was obviously abused and abandoned. He has fear-based aggression and dog aggression, and he is unbalanced. Our family has been working with him extensively since April 2010. If you could contact me and help in some way, we would be forever grateful.” The problem, as I see it, is all too common: Peo31-August 2006 ple buy the outside of theJuly dog without knowing6,the inside. This person wants desperately to save a dog’s life, even at the risk of her own family. In the meantime, though, there are up to 7,999,999 other animals who also need homes, whose livesGo are Figure also at risk. And the vast, vast majority of them are not biters. answers At the same time, shelters are not Home Depot, CASEY’S CORNER: Turn to page 10

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the single most important risk factor for disease. CASEY’S CORNER (from page 9) After all, overweight people are unhealthy, right? and a dog in not a lamp. The idea is to adopt the dog Wrong! While important, how much you weigh is -- not take him home for a test run and then return no more significant in predicting disease than how much you exercise, smoking cessation or screening him if it doesn’t work out. Being adopted and then returned is not only hard on the person; it’s a black for illness. mark against the dog. In many shelters, a dog can When it comes to exercise, the recommenonly be returned so many times before he is deemed dations keep changing. At one point, a short, brisk Dr. David Lipschitz unadoptable. So it’s that much more important to walk was all you needed for optimum health. Now, take the time to ensure you are bringing home the we know that the more you exercise the better, and right dog for you. that the current recommendation is that we all walk How do you know if he’s the right dog? a minimum of 60 minutes or 10,000 steps daily. In the animal behavior and dog training worlds, No matter the topic, health recommendathere are tests professionals use to get to know who tions will always shift and evolve. So, for the empowered consumer of health care, the goal should a dog is on the inside. Personality tests reveal whethalways be to remain sensible. Never take up a new er a dog is shy, responsive, fearful, alert, calm, high fad diet or exercise simply because it receives the energy or aggressive. Pain tolerance tests alert you public spotlight. Unfortunately, nothing is better than to any areas on the dog’s body that are sensitive and eating well and exercising regularly. Living a healthy may provoke a response. There are also hand tests Often in health, nothing is what it seems. Reclife does not have to be complicated or challenging and noise tests to determine other idiosyncrasies. ommendations for healthy living seem to change -- the only requirement is to be prudent. Some trainers or animal behaviorists can be encontinuously, as Americans look for easier and As the Christmas season approaches, this listed for a fee to come with you to a shelter and test quicker solutions to bypass the tried-and-true methmessage of sensibility could not be timed better. several dogs on your behalf. Or you can read more ods of disease prevention. Enjoy your holiday feast or Christmas party. Drink about how to administer these tests in my book Recently, when a Kansas State researcher lost some wine and eat some dessert! But do it sensi“When Good Dogs Do Bad Things.” At the very more than 30 pounds on a diet filled with junk food bly. One or two days of excess are not bad for your least, though, spend a couple of hours with several and daily Twinkies, every news station reported on health. In fact, the celebration of family, friends and dogs before you take one home. As my good friend the “Twinkie Diet” as if it somehow vindicated our community absolutely contributes to a healthier per- Mordecai Siegal used to say, “...This is the one time guilty love of sweets and snacks. Does it? Can you son. However, nobody needs four weeks of excess. you get to pick your relative!” eat junk food and lose weight? The answer is not Be prudent and do everythingTUES., in moderation. JAN. 26It is Woof! quite as simple as you may think - or hope. an easy prescription to make, but it’s often a difficult On the surface, the Twinkie Diet offers a very Please review carefully. Double check:  Phone Number(s)  Spelling  Prices  Hours one to follow. Dog trainer Matthew “Uncle Matty” Margolis is co-author valuable lesson -- eating in moderation, no matof 18 books about dogs, a behaviorist, a popular radio and teleter the nutritional content, is still the No. 1 key to vision guest, and host of the PBS series “WOOF! It’s a Dog’s Dr. David Lipschitz is the author of the books, weight loss. The Kansas State nutritionist tightly Life!” Read all of Uncle Matty’s columns at the Creators Syn“Breaking the Rules of Aging” and “Dr. David’s First Health dicate website at www.creators.com, and visit him at http:// controlled his daily calories. In addition, he also Book of More Not Less.” To find out more about Dr. David Lipschitz and read features by other Creators Syndicate writ- www.unclematty.com. Send your questions to dearuncle.gasupplemented his diet with protein shakes, vegetazette@unclematty.com or by mail to Uncle Matty at P.O. Box ers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page bles and moderate exercise. 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effort, I would lug around a big projector and portable movie screen and show public relations films that promoted these two programs. It was quite a difference from the end of my career when I’d show up for a speech carrying just a little thumb drive in my pocket, which I would plug into the organization’s laptop to do a snappy PowerPoint presentation. Anyway, one time I was cleaning out a storage room and found some old government PR movies from the 1960s. One of them came out in 1965 and was intended to introduce the (at the time) brandnew Medicare program. The movie was really corny and amateurish by today’s standards. The “plot” involved a woman whose husband, an old farmer, was in a hospital in Omaha, Neb. She was talking to a couple of doctors and the hospital’s social worker. They were saying that her husband required extensive heart surgery and other medical procedures, and the bills would be very expensive. She told them that they should do whatever they needed to do because she would sell the farm in order to pay the bills. And that’s where the PR pitch came in -- the social worker told her the government had this new program called “Medicare,” which would pay almost all of her husband’s hospital and doctor bills. Of course, the woman was relieved and said something like, “Thank God for our government and its wonderful programs for the elderly.” (As I said, this was a PR film produced by the government. I -- and the co-workers I was watching the movie with -- got a good chuckle out of the hackneyed effort by Medicare’s flacks.) Later that day, I was at home watching TV with my wife. A commercial came on that was promoting a Medicare supplement plan. (Forty years later, we still see a lot of Medicare supplement ads!) Anyway, the commercial featured a group of obviously well-todo older men on a golf course. One guy mentioned that he was scheduled to go to the hospital for some minor surgery. And he said something like, “I’m sure glad I have Medicare to pay for that procedure.” Then one of his golfing buddies laughed and said, “Medicare is only going to pay part of your bill. You’ll have to cough up about 20 percent of the cost out of your own pocket.” So the first guy said, “You mean the government is forcing me to pay for part of my surgery myself? That’s an outrage!” And then the commercial began its pitch for the Medicare supplement designed to pay for that non-covered 20 percent. Even though I knew the Medicare movie and the commercial were both “make believe,” I still thought it reflected the tenor of the times. And I was amazed at how much our expectations of government had changed in just a decade or so. In the 1960-era movie, a woman was willing to sell the family farm in order to pay for her husband’s hospital bill; she was surprised to learn the government would help her. In the 1970s commercial, a rich guy on a golf course was ticked off because the government wasn’t paying his entire medical bill. That was all about 30 or 40 years ago. Today, the pendulum seems to be swinging in the opposite direction. We’ve just elected a conservative majority in Congress, with a sprinkling of “get the government off my back” Tea Party advocates thrown in for good measure. Assuming they hold true to their convictions and begin to push for smaller government with

benefits is what the American people really wanted. We’ll see what happens, but my prediction is the pendulum will start swinging once again! If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@comcast. net. To find out more about Tom Margenau and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS.COM

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come disengaged from their family, friends and society, just because of their stubbornness and belief that they can’t learn how. But it’s easy to learn a few simple basic skills that will keep you in touch with them. Stop believing the lie that you can’t do it! Learning to keep up with the world and staying current requires computer access. Not surprisingly, a recent elder study found that 78 percent of seniors do not feel they are involved with their families’ lives as much as they should and would like to be. It is not even necessary to own a computer. Senior communities, libraries, homeowner associations and ADVERTISING PROOF friends are willing to share their machines and teach Final Changes DUE: It is NOT to get you into the computer mainstream. difficult, and anyone can __________________________ do it - including TUES., SEPT. you. 28 5:00 p.m. Consider rethinking how important the “new world” is to your well-being and outlook. If you elect PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY  Phonewill Number(s) to do so, yourDouble familycheck: and friends be happier stay Spelling  Prices  Hours ing in touch with you, and you can pat yourself on the back for having made it happen! Life is definitely better for seniors who use a computer!

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 On Dec. 19, 1732, Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia first publishes “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” The book, filled with proverbs preaching industry and prudence, was published continuously for 25 years and became one of the most popular publications in colonial America, selling an average of 10,000 copies a year.  On Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol” is published. When Dickens’ father was thrown into debtors’ prison in 1824, 12-year-old Charles was sent to work in a factory. The miserable treatment of children and the institution of the debtors’ jail became topics of several of Dickens’ novels.  On Dec. 18, 1886, the often-controversial baseball legend Ty Cobb is born in Narrows, Ga. In 1911, he led the league in eight offensive categories, including batting (.420), slugging percentage (.621), hits (248), doubles (47), triples (24), runs (147), RBI (144) and steals (83), and won the first American League MVP award.  On Dec. 13, 1915, detective novelist Kenneth Millar, better known by his nom de plume Ross Macdonald, was born in Los Gatos, Calif. He wrote 24 mystery novels, 20 of them featuring detective Lew Archer, who first appeared in “The Moving Target” (1949).  On Dec. 14, 1977, the film “Saturday Night Fever” had its world premiere at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Four No. 1 pop hits were launched by the movie’s landmark soundtrack album, including “How Deep Is Your Love.”  On Dec. 15, 1944, legendary bandleader Glenn Miller (also a captain in the U.S Army Air Force) disappears over the English Channel en route to France for a congratulatory performance for American troops who had recently helped to liberate Paris. The wreckage of Miller’s plane was never found.  On Dec. 16, 1989, federal Judge Robert Vance is instantly killed by a powerful explosion after opening a package mailed to his house near Birmingham, Ala. In June 1991, a federal jury convicted Walter LeRoy Moody on charges related to the bombings and sentenced him to seven life terms plus 400 years in prison. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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try BAK-IN WARE” line was decorated with a variety of decal designs on a plethora of dishes that included teapots, kitchen sets, coffee pots, jugs, juice sets and dinnerware. Southwestern and Mexican themes were popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Your platter is circa 1930 and would fetch $25 to $35 in an antiques shop.

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I would like to learn more about my two-piece, solid maple, Western-style bedroom suite. Enclosed is a photo of the “Village Smithy” car ving that is on both the footboard of the bed and the chest of drawers. The headboard is a wagon wheel, and the mirror on the chest is shaped as a horseshoe. The words “Virginia House Maple” are burned into the wood on the inside of one of the drawers. Any information would be wonderful. And it would be helpful if you know the value.

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