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For Readers Who Enjoy Life-Just For the Fun of It! Surfing Sam needs ht your help to find g i l t o his friends. Sp If you find his friend he

Fish Bite:...............................2

Tide Tables Girabaldi to Coos Bay Water Fun

Fun Things to Do Out & About

from Rockaway Beach to Coos Bay to Albany & Beyond.........................3

Senior News.............................6

For the Fun of It!

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Classifieds...............................8 Congratulations Winners.................8 Writing Just For the Fun of It is published by Lu Swart P.O. Box 239 Otis, OR 97368 541-921-7281

wants to play with this week (Hint: his friends will be hidden in ads throughout publication) or find his bouncing ball

before any one else does & contact us by phone 541921-7281 or email us (we check the time email or call was sent). You win weekly prizes & qualify for monthly prizes & the grand prize. The grand prize for the Bouncing Ball will be given away on Saturday December 26th Find Surfing Sam’s friends Grand Prize will be given away on Friday 2/12/2010 the Friday before Valentines Day! You can only be a weekly or monthly winner once per contest. Owners, Independent contractors, and family members of owners and contractors are not eligible. For complete details posted in our office, or request by emailing us, or visit us online (watch out we are under construction)

March 13-19, 2009 of Lincoln County Tidbits of Lincoln County

bounced out of Lincoln County and in the process made some name changes. We are now “Writing Just For the Fun of It.” We service Western Oregon Rockaway Beach to Coos Bay to Albany We are growing daily. We invite our readers to join us here. We hope you will continue to enjoy our paper, as always we count on your feedback to improve and better serve you, the readers, and the communities we live in. Please email us at or call us 541-921-7281 We look forward to making new friends and serving all of Western Oregon. Let’s play new games. Find Surfing Sam’s Friends

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SeaPort Airlines is coming! Regularly scheduled air service between Newport and Portland will begin on March 15. Mayor Bill Bain reported that the “city has been working on getting scheduled air service for several years, and it’s finally becoming a reality.” Bain stated that “everyone is invited to welcome SeaPort Airlines by attending a kick-off party on Sunday, March 15, at 11:30 A.M., at the Newport Airport.” He added that “there will be food, fun, and flying machines.” SeaPort’s first official flight into Newport is scheduled to land at 12:15 P.M. that day. There will be a flyaround with participants selected by drawing. There are two round trip flights daily between the two cities with the first flight departing Newport at 4:45 A.M., to connect with the morning bank of flights out of PDX. The second flight from Newport departs at 12:05 P.M. Arrivals from PDX are scheduled at 11:50 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. SeaPort also flies into Seattle, Astoria, and Pendleton through PDX. SeaPort will be flying the Swiss-built Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. This aircraft is a pressurized turboprop that carries nine passengers. At PDX, SeaPort is located at the Flight Craft general aviation terminal, and passengers are taken by van to the main terminal at PDX. This service is subsidized by federal and state grant funding received by the City of Newport and the Port of Astoria.

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Oregon Coast Tide Tables Girabaldi to Coos Bay Local Standard Time

All times are listed in Local Standard Time(LST) or, Local Daylight Time (LDT) (when applicable). All heights are in feet referenced to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW). Girabaldi Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height 02:52AM LDT 8.8 H 09:12AM LDT 0.0 L 03:32PM LDT 7.4 H 09:08PM LDT 1.5 L 03:25AM LDT 8.7 H 09:57AM LDT 0.1 L 04:22PM LDT 6.8 H 09:42PM LDT 2.2 L 03:59AM LDT 8.4 H 10:43AM LDT 0.3 L 05:16PM LDT 6.3 H 10:19PM LDT 2.9 L 04:36AM LDT 8.0 H 11:35AM LDT 0.6 L 06:19PM LDT 5.7 H 10:59PM LDT 3.4 L 05:17AM LDT 7.6 H 12:34PM LDT 0.8 L 07:37PM LDT 5.4 H 11:50PM LDT 3.8 L 06:09AM LDT 7.1 H 01:44PM LDT 1.1 L 09:08PM LDT 5.4 H 01:06AM LDT 4.0 L 07:17AM LDT 6.8 H 02:55PM LDT 1.1 L 10:20PM LDT 5.5 H Pacific City/Nestucca Bay entrance Date Day Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height 03/13/2009 Fri 02:28AM LDT 8.1 H 09:13AM LDT 0.0 L 03:08PM LDT 6.8 H 09:09PM LDT 1.3 L 03/14/2009 Sat 03:01AM LDT 8.0 H 09:58AM LDT 0.1 L 03:58PM LDT 6.3 H 09:43PM LDT 1.9 L 03/15/2009 Sun 03:35AM LDT 7.8 H 10:44AM LDT 0.3 L 04:52PM LDT 5.8 H 10:20PM LDT 2.5 L 03/16/2009 Mon 04:12AM LDT 7.4 H 11:36AM LDT 0.6 L 05:55PM LDT 5.3 H 11:00PM LDT 2.9 L 03/17/2009 Tue 04:53AM LDT 7.0 H 12:35PM LDT 0.7 L 07:13PM LDT 5.0 H 11:51PM LDT 3.3 L 03/18/2009 Wed 05:45AM LDT 6.6 H 01:45PM LDT 0.9 L 08:44PM LDT 5.0 H 03/19/2009 Thu 01:07AM LDT 3.5 L 06:53AM LDT 6.3 H 02:56PM LDT 0.9 L 09:56PM LDT 5.1 H Taft, Siletz Bay Date Day Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height 03/13/2009 Fri 02:21AM LDT 7.0 H 09:14AM LDT 0.0 L 03:01PM LDT 5.8 H 09:10PM LDT 1.0 L 03/14/2009 Sat 02:54AM LDT 6.9 H 09:59AM LDT 0.1 L 03:51PM LDT 5.4 H 09:44PM LDT 1.6 L 03/15/2009 Sun 03:28AM LDT 6.7 H 10:45AM LDT 0.2 L 04:45PM LDT 5.0 H 10:21PM LDT 2.0 L 03/16/2009 Mon 04:05AM LDT 6.3 H 11:37AM LDT 0.4 L 05:48PM LDT 4.5 H 11:01PM LDT 2.4 L 03/17/2009 Tue 04:46AM LDT 6.0 H 12:36PM LDT 0.6 L 07:06PM LDT 4.2 H 11:52PM LDT 2.7 L 03/18/2009 Wed 05:38AM LDT 5.6 H 01:46PM LDT 0.8 L 08:37PM LDT 4.2 H 03/19/2009 Thu 01:08AM LDT 2.8 L 06:46AM LDT 5.4 H 02:57PM LDT 0.8 L 09:49PM LDT 4.3 H Depoe Bay Date Day Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height 03/13/2009 Fri 02:00AM LDT 9.0 H 08:28AM LDT 0.0 L 02:40PM LDT 7.5 H 08:24PM LDT 1.5 L 03/14/2009 Sat 02:33AM LDT 8.8 H 09:13AM LDT 0.1 L 03:30PM LDT 6.9 H 08:58PM LDT 2.3 L 03/15/2009 Sun 03:07AM LDT 8.6 H 09:59AM LDT 0.3 L 04:24PM LDT 6.4 H 09:35PM LDT 3.0 L 03/16/2009 Mon 03:44AM LDT 8.1 H 10:51AM LDT 0.7 L 05:27PM LDT 5.8 H 10:15PM LDT 3.5 L 03/17/2009 Tue 04:25AM LDT 7.7 H 11:50AM LDT 0.9 L 06:45PM LDT 5.4 H 11:06PM LDT 4.0 L 03/18/2009 Wed 05:17AM LDT 7.3 H 01:00PM LDT 1.1 L 08:16PM LDT 5.4 H 03/19/2009 Thu 12:22AM LDT 4.2 L 06:25AM LDT 6.9 H 02:11PM LDT 1.1 L 09:28PM LDT 5.6 H Date Day 03/13/2009 Fri 03/14/2009 Sat 03/15/2009 Sun 03/16/2009 Mon 03/17/2009 Tue 03/18/2009 Wed 03/19/2009 Thu

Date Day 03/13/2009 Fri 03/14/2009 Sat 03/15/2009 Sun 03/16/2009 Mon 03/17/2009 Tue 03/18/2009 Wed 03/19/2009 Thu Date Day 03/13/2009 Fri 03/14/2009 Sat 03/15/2009 Sun 03/16/2009 Mon 03/17/2009 Tue 03/18/2009 Wed 03/19/2009 Thu Date Day 03/13/2009 Fri 03/14/2009 Sat 03/15/2009 Sun 03/16/2009 Mon 03/17/2009 Tue 03/18/2009 Wed 03/19/2009 Thu Date Day 03/13/2009 Fri 03/14/2009 Sat 03/15/2009 Sun 03/16/2009 Mon 03/17/2009 Tue 03/18/2009 Wed 03/19/2009 Thu Date Day 03/13/2009 Fri 03/14/2009 Sat 03/15/2009 Sun 03/16/2009 Mon 03/17/2009 Tue 03/18/2009 Wed 03/19/2009 Thu

Southbeach Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height 02:14AM LDT 9.1 H 08:35AM LDT 0.0 L 02:54PM LDT 7.6 H 08:31PM LDT 1.5 L 02:47AM LDT 9.0 H 09:20AM LDT 0.1 L 03:44PM LDT 7.0 H 09:05PM LDT 2.3 L 03:21AM LDT 8.7 H 10:06AM LDT 0.3 L 04:38PM LDT 6.5 H 09:42PM LDT 3.0 L 03:58AM LDT 8.2 H 10:58AM LDT 0.7 L 05:41PM LDT 5.9 H 10:22PM LDT 3.5 L 04:39AM LDT 7.9 H 11:57AM LDT 0.9 L 06:59PM LDT 5.5 H 11:13PM LDT 4.0 L 05:31AM LDT 7.4 H 01:07PM LDT 1.1 L 08:30PM LDT 5.5 H 12:29AM LDT 4.2 L 06:39AM LDT 7.0 H 02:18PM LDT 1.1 L 09:42PM LDT 5.7 H Waldport, Alsea Bay Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height 02:31AM LDT 8.5 H 09:01AM LDT 0.0 L 03:06PM LDT 7.3 H 09:00PM LDT 1.4 L 03:04AM LDT 8.3 H 09:44AM LDT 0.0 L 03:53PM LDT 6.7 H 09:35PM LDT 2.1 L 03:37AM LDT 8.1 H 10:29AM LDT 0.3 L 04:43PM LDT 6.2 H 10:11PM LDT 2.7 L 04:14AM LDT 7.7 H 11:17AM LDT 0.7 L 05:40PM LDT 5.7 H 10:51PM LDT 3.3 L 04:55AM LDT 7.3 H 12:13PM LDT 1.0 L 06:48PM LDT 5.3 H 11:41PM LDT 3.7 L 05:46AM LDT 6.9 H 01:19PM LDT 1.2 L 08:10PM LDT 5.2 H 12:54AM LDT 3.9 L 06:52AM LDT 6.6 H 02:31PM LDT 1.3 L 09:29PM LDT 5.3 H Florence Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height 02:54AM LDT 7.2 H 09:28AM LDT 0.0 L 03:29PM LDT 6.2 H 09:27PM LDT 1.2 L 03:27AM LDT 7.1 H 10:11AM LDT 0.0 L 04:16PM LDT 5.7 H 10:02PM LDT 1.8 L 04:00AM LDT 6.9 H 10:56AM LDT 0.2 L 05:06PM LDT 5.2 H 10:38PM LDT 2.2 L 04:37AM LDT 6.5 H 11:44AM LDT 0.6 L 06:03PM LDT 4.8 H 11:18PM LDT 2.7 L 05:18AM LDT 6.2 H 12:40PM LDT 0.8 L 07:11PM LDT 4.5 H 12:08AM LDT 3.1 L 06:09AM LDT 5.8 H 01:46PM LDT 1.0 L 08:33PM LDT 4.4 H 01:21AM LDT 3.3 L 07:15AM LDT 5.6 H 02:58PM LDT 1.1 L 09:52PM LDT 4.5 H Reedsport Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height 03:21AM LDT 7.4 H 09:54AM LDT 0.0 L 03:56PM LDT 6.3 H 09:53PM LDT 1.2 L 03:54AM LDT 7.2 H 10:37AM LDT 0.0 L 04:43PM LDT 5.8 H 10:28PM LDT 1.8 L 04:27AM LDT 7.0 H 11:22AM LDT 0.2 L 05:33PM LDT 5.4 H 11:04PM LDT 2.2 L 05:04AM LDT 6.7 H 12:10PM LDT 0.6 L 06:30PM LDT 4.9 H 11:44PM LDT 2.7 L 05:45AM LDT 6.3 H 01:06PM LDT 0.8 L 07:38PM LDT 4.6 H 12:34AM LDT 3.1 L 06:36AM LDT 6.0 H 02:12PM LDT 1.0 L 09:00PM LDT 4.5 H 01:47AM LDT 3.3 L 07:42AM LDT 5.7 H 03:24PM LDT 1.1 L 10:19PM LDT 4.6 H Coos Bay Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height 03:36AM LDT 8.1 H 09:58AM LDT 0.0 L 04:11PM LDT 6.9 H 09:57PM LDT 1.3 L 04:09AM LDT 7.9 H 10:41AM LDT 0.0 L 04:58PM LDT 6.3 H 10:32PM LDT 1.9 L 04:42AM LDT 7.7 H 11:26AM LDT 0.3 L 05:48PM LDT 5.9 H 11:08PM LDT 2.5 L 05:19AM LDT 7.3 H 12:14PM LDT 0.6 L 06:45PM LDT 5.4 H 11:48PM LDT 3.0 L 06:00AM LDT 6.9 H 01:10PM LDT 0.9 L 07:53PM LDT 5.0 H 12:38AM LDT 3.4 L 06:51AM LDT 6.5 H 02:16PM LDT 1.1 L 09:15PM LDT 4.9 H 01:51AM LDT 3.6 L 07:57AM LDT 6.2 H 03:28PM LDT 1.2 L 10:34PM LDT 5.0 H

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On March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar, the "dictator for life" of the Roman Empire, is murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompey's Theatre. The conspiracy against Caesar encompassed as many as 60 noblemen, including Caesar's own protege, Marcus Brutus. On March 13, 1781, English astronomer William Hershel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun. Herschel's discovery was the first to be made by use of a telescope, which allowed Herschel to distinguish Uranus as a planet, not a star, as previous astronomers believed. On March 12, 1933, eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address, or "fireside chat," broadcast directly from the White House. Roosevelt went on to deliver 30 more of these broadcasts between March 1933 and June 1944. On March 9, 1945, U.S. warplanes launch a new bombing offensive against Japan, dropping 2,000 tons of incendiary bombs on Tokyo and igniting the worst single firestorm in recorded history. Almost 16 square miles were incinerated, and between 80,000 and 130,000 Japanese civilians were killed. On March 14, 1950, the Federal Bureau of Investigation institutes the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list in an effort to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives. The creation of the program arose out of a wire-service news story in 1949 about the "toughest guys" the FBI wanted to capture. On March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the assassination of civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and is sentenced to 99 years in prison. During the 1990s, King's widow and children spoke publicly in support of Ray and speculated about an assassination conspiracy involving the U.S. government and military. On March 11, 1997, Paul McCartney, a former member of The Beatles, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his "services to music." The 54-year-old lad from Liverpool became Sir Paul in a centuries-old ceremony of pomp and solemnity at Buckingham Palace in central London. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Bandon Showcase Presents MEN OF WORTH ENESEMBLE, Mar 14 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Sprague Community Theater 1202 11th Street SW Bandon, OR 7:30pm A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Presented by a stellar ensemble with dancing and music to honor and highlight St. Patrick’s Day. The Men of Worth (Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigherare) are joined by Maureen Brennan, Celtic harp; Kevin Carr, Irish pipes & fiddle; and Irish Dancer Kelsey Wilson. The Men of Worth perform Irish and Scottish folk music, combining traditional and contemporary styles. Their show is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads. They have a very simple Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo Mar 13 – approach to their presentation, and in keeping with 14 Fri 8-5:30 Sat 10-5 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany tradition, remain true to the music and story. For Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte tickets call Pat Carpenter at 541-247-8147 or tickets@ Rd, Albany, 541-327-2834, For individual performances: (at the door) Sprague Community Theater 541-247-7426 Heart of the Valley Alpacas Show Sun, Mar 15 All or Bandon Mercantile 541-347-4341. day Mar 14 – 15, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany Sat & Sun 8am, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Run of Two Cities, Mar 14 Sat. 9:00am Mingus Park Knox Butte Rd, Albany, free, 503-371-3643, (8th Terrace), Coos Bay. 5 Km, 10 Km, very hilly, challenging. Ribbons, FMI contact Tim Wall at 541269-5169 Albany’s Dentzel Carousel by Jerry Anderson Sun, Mar 15, 5353 Columbus St, Albany Description Southcoast Clambake Jazz Festival, Mar 13 - 15 Sun 2pm, Lakeside Center, Mennonite Village, 5353 Fri noon-midnight, Sat 9:00am-Midnight, Sun 9:00amColumbus St, Albany, free, 541-926-4680 6:00pm.The Mill Casino Hotel (headquarters) and various locations. All event 3 day passes $65.00. Pink Ribbon Tea Sun, Mar 15, 489 Water Ave NW, Eleven bands from surrounding states and Canada will Albany Sun 1:30pm, Albany Senior Center, 489 play America’s original music: Dixieland, Big Band, Water Ave NW, Albany, 541-981-9082, Jump & Jive, Rock & Roll, Zydeco, Blues and wop. FMI visit Mar 14th The Magic Teakettle Free Sat. Performances 10:00 a.m. at Linn-Benton Comm. College Forum Building Contact: 333 Broadalbin SW, Albany, OR 97321 | Phone: (541) 917-7777 | Fax: (541) 917-7776 In the Morinji temple in ancient Japan, a monk cleans up an old teakettle and places it on the fire when suddenly it sprouts a tail, a head and four legs of a Tanuki (a racoon like animal). Frightened by the strange transformation he sells the teakettle to a poor junk woman. She discovers it is a teakettle of good luck. Together they create a theatre where the “Magic Teakettle of Good Luck” entertains and delights audiences with tricks and the Cherry Blossom Dance.

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo Mar 20 – 22 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany Fri, Sat & Sun, Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 765-655-2107,

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce IBO Lunch Forum, Mar 18 The Mill Casino-Hotel Salmon Room 11:30-1:00pm Program: Opportunity Knocks Bring your business cards and network with fellow Chamber members. Enter the drawing for a free lunch. Winner of the 50/50 drawing will win a cash prize. RSVP to the Chamber at 541-266-0868

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March 14 Torch and Swing Night at the Italian Riviera. Featuring The Little Big Band with Ric Diblasi, Larry Burnett, James Ruby, Patty George and Starring Stuart Curtis. FMI 541-764-3400 Mar 14 Geocaching on the Oregon Coast. FMI call Ivan at 541-996-1233. Mar 14 Artists Reception for Lincoln Co photographers Ryan Roberts and Colton Myres 6:30-8:30 pm. Lincoln City Cultural Center. FMI 541-994-9994

Mar 14 to Apr 4 Lincoln Co Through the Eyes Two High School Seniors at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This gallery show will feature artwork by two young Toledo photographers, Ryan Roberts and Colton Myres, in the Artists’ White Room. FMI 541-994-9994 Mar 15 Beginners Oils class taught by Weldon Oliver at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This threehour class will run from 1:30-4:30 and cost $40 per person. FMI 541-994-9994 Mar 16-20 Spring Break for University of Idaho, University of Arizona, Montana State University, British Columbia Canada Public Schools, and Phoenix Arizona Public Schools. Mar 19 Maxie Kinney from 6-9PM at Paradise Lounge above Richens at the Beach.


Chamber Luncheon, Mar 13 12-1PM New Educational Technologies.Newport High School FMI 541265-8801 Fees/Admission $10

Mar 14 - 15 Mystery Weekend http://www.nyebeach. org Our 6th Annual Mystery Weekend is an interactive event that begins at 11 AM at the Performing Arts Lincoln City: Jan 1- Dec 31Visit the Museum for Center located at 777 W. Olive Street. Mystery Packets Free in 2009! Through a generous grant the North may be purchased for $5 and suspects will be introLincoln County Historical Museum will offer free duced and the particulars of this crime will be shared. admission for the entire year of 2009. Suspects will be available at Nye Beach business locations until 5pm so “sleuths” may interview them and Mar 7-21 Crochet Classes on Saturdays only. Learn also collect clues in their effort to solve the mystery. Solutions are due by 6PM on Saturday and the reveal the ripple stitch with Dorothy Walker from 10-noon Coos Bay: on three Saturdays in Mar at the Lincoln City Cultural is at 1:00PM Sunday. Prizes are awarded to winners, who do not need to be present to win. Hanneke Cassel, Irish FIddler Mar 13 presented Center. Cost is $30 per person per class, or $80 for the Nye Beach Business Community Mar 14, 11am - 6pm by The Egyptian Theatre 3:00pm 229 S. Broadway Mar 15 1- 2:pm for the reveal FMI Linda Neigebauer, Coos Bay Advanced tickets available at Oregon Wine series. FMI 541-994-9994. Nye Cottage Beads and Vacation Rental, 866-592Cellars, Etc. 155 S. Broadway, Coos Bay 541-2675556 Fees/Admission Mystery 0300 Cost $12 for adults & $8.00 for children 12 and Mar 7-30 “Back to the Woods” and “Wildlife Art Packets are $5 each under. Doors open @ 2:00pm Tickets at the door in Wood” Exhibits in the Chessman Gallery at the $15.00 for all seats Lincoln City Cultural Center FMI 541-994-9994. Chamber in Action Radio Show KNPT 1310 Family Fun Night Carnival Mar 13 Blossom Gulch Mar 16 8:35-9AM March 9-15 WBCA Pool Tournament Elementary School Free admission 5:30-8:00pm Spaghetti feed, games, prizes, raffle, clowns, desserts, Chinook Winds Casino Resort. FMI 888-CHINOOK. Garibaldi Sat Market 10 am-2 pm Lodge at the Old popcorn, face painting, silent auction, balloons, cotton Mill 210 S. Third St. Maureen Shore 503-322-0322 candy. All proceeds go to Blossom Gulch PTA which March 13 & 14 Ashanti 8PM fax 503-322-0323 Self- produced products from the supports the schools students and staff. FMI call the at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. FMI888-CHINOOK. Northwest school at 541-267-1340

The Chef’s Table at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, Mar 13th 1988 Newmark Coos Bay OCCI offers wonderful culinary luncheons as part of their new externship program. Creative & tastefully prepared luncheons delight diners every Friday afternoon from Noon to 1:00pm. For menus, visit or call 541-888-1540

GALLAGHER, Mar 13 & 14 The Comic Legend Live at LTOB Bashing good comedy. Gallagher does not rely exclusively on props for his comedy. Large portions of his show feature Gallagher simply speaking to the audience on a variety of topics, displaying a wry observational wit and sharply pointed social commentary. For tickets call 1-800-595-4849 you can order on line at

March 13 & 14 Kinney & the Boys at Chinooks Sea- Mar– Apr Habitat for Humanity Easter Lily Fund food Grill at Chinook Winds Casino Resort Hotel. NO Raiser Kathleen Tyler, Habitat for Humanity 2610 Third Street Tillamook, OR (503-842-7472) COVER! FMI 888-CHINOOK. March 14 Audubon Field Trip at Siletz Bay. Meet at 8AM at SW 51st in Taft. FMI contact Dick at 541-765-2241. March 14 Pacific Northwest Cioppino Class at the Culinary Center. In this hands-on class you’ll learn to make this classic local favorite. We’ll also prepare a salad and foccacia to go with it. Menu: Cioppino, Orange salad with smoked paprika vinaigrette, foccacia bread. Cost: $50, meal and wine included. FMI Chef Sharon Wiest at 541-557-1125

March 2 – May 3 Latimer Quilt & Textile Ctr. Silver Threads-contemporary fiber art Latimer Quilt & Textile Center 2105 Wilson River Loop Road Linda Machuta, Office Manager (503-842-8622/ fax 503842-8692 March 14-15 Garibaldi Crab Races Contact: Eva Brown, 503-322-2618 March 15 Rockaway Lion’s Club “St. Patrick’s Dinner” Rockaway Lion’s Club Building Lion’s Club 503-355-3075 (503) 355-8210

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo are coming to Town! Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 20,21, & 22nd Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Youth Day Sunday, March 22 Free admission on this day for all 4-H and Pony Club members ages 18 and under (with current club ID card presented at gate) Expo Information - please call or email with your complete mailing address. The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo (765) 655-2107 or A Special EXTREME Evening to kick off the expo Competition Round 1 of the Extreme Cowboy Race TM and Competition Round 1 of the Extreme Mustang Makover When: Thursday, March 19th the action begins at 4:00 pm Where: SilverLite Arena (Calapooia Arena - Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center) Fee: $10 per person No Advance Sale tickets accepted Thursday evening. Tickets go on sale at 3:00 pm Thursday. Cash only at the door. No videotaping permitted No Pets Permitted - Certified Assist Animals Only

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Oregon 150, Portland Public Schools, and Caldera all received a donation today from Vestas, the world's leading supplier of wind turbines. At an event held at Madison High School, Vestas donated 564 Casio Exilim EX-Z9 digital cameras.

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Oregon 150 will use its 150 cameras as prizes for project coordinators and to document "Take Care of Oregon Days" this May, which will inspire citizens across Oregon to role up their sleeves Oregon 150 Executive Director, Melisa McDonald and give back to their communities as part of the thanking Vestas for camera donation. state's 150th birthday. Working together with SOLV, Rural Development Initiatives, and Oregon Volunteers the Take Care of Oregon Days project will include 500 projects and 20,000 volunteers cleaning up and giving back to the state, improving the quality of life for everyone throughout the month of May. 50 more projects need to be signed up by this Sunday, March 15th in order to meet the project registration goal of 500. People are encouraged to visit to become part of the effort to spruce up the state for her big birthday year. The cameras, whose retail price is $139.99 each, were left over from a company-wide order of cameras for customers and employees, said Roby Roberts, Vestas' senior vice president for external relations. "Our sincere thanks to Vestas for their generous donation. Their gift will allow 150 lucky project coordinators across the state to document how Oregonians "take care" of the land, and each other, throughout May in 2009. Their individual photos of city beautification projects, habitat restoration, canned food drives, and other community service projects will serve to testify to our collective purpose in preserving, and celebrating, this amazing state we call home. Through the unique perspectives captured with these donated cameras, Oregonians will be able to view how "taking care of Oregon" is a rewarding, and shared, experience," said Oregon 150 Executive Director, Melisa McDonald.

Denny’s – Tillamook Denny’s Restaurant opened in Tillamook on December 29, 2008 to a warm welcome from the Chamber of Commerce and has quickly been embraced by the entire Tillamook County area. The Tillamook Denny’s along with eight other Portland area restaurants belong to the DRD Northwest Franchise group, which is the largest franchisee representing Denny’s Restaurants. Two of the owners of DRD Northwest began their careers as dishwashers for Denny’s and worked their way up through the company until eventually they were able to buy their own store and now own over 60 Denny’s restaurants. All eyes soon focused to Tillamook as one of the co-owners has family ties to the Lincoln City area and realized the need for a Denny’s in Tillamook. Finally all the stars aligned and the dream became reality. The Tillamook Denny’s currently employs about 76 people from the local communities. The summer months could result in the hiring of additional part-time employees. Team Denny’s is guided by our General Manager Cindy Weight who has worked in and around the Tillamook area off and on for about 13 years and is a long time employee with DRD Northwest and Denny’s Corporate. Keith and Ron are the managers. Keith’s family are long time residents of Tillamook and moved out of the area for about five years but now have returned. Ron also has family connections in the Tillamook area. Cousins in the family actually helped build the Morning Star parked in front of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. The Tillamook Denny’s is very unique to most Denny’s you may be used to visiting. The restaurant is very warm, comfortable and tastefully decorated with vintage photos of the Tillamook area lining the walls. It’s a great place to bring family and friends to relax and enjoy a great meal at a great price. Large groups are never a problem. Our 154 seating capacity allows guests to be immediately seated in most cases and our two kitchens makes it easy to get your food in a timely manner. Since Denny’s is open 24-hours it’s a great after game meeting place to celebrate, and in Denny’s true fashion kids under 10 eat for free every Tuesday and Saturday 4pm – 10pm. Another stroke of luck for Tillamook was that the opening was just in time for Denny’s largest promotion ever when they advertised during the Super Bowl that they were feeding America a free Grand Slam breakfast. The Tillamook location served about 760 free meals to the local community. Nationwide Denny’s served over 2-million free breakfasts, just to say thanks. Team Denny’s invites everyone to stop by anytime, 24-hours, 365 days a year. There will always be a hot cup of coffee and a great meal prepared just the way you like it.

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It was politician, liberal commentator and former comedian Al Franken who gave the following sage advice: "When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both." Statistics show that for every 71,000 skydiving jumps made, there is only one fatality. That might not seem surprising until you put it in context: You have a one in 20,000 chance of dying from a regular fall right here on solid ground. If someone were to ask you to name the sunniest spot on Earth, you might be tempted to answer "the Sahara Desert" or some other such exotic place. You would be wrong, though; that distinction belongs to a town right here in America. Out of the possible 4,456 daylight hours each year, the sun shines for an average of 4,050 in Yuma, Ariz. That means that there's cloud cover or rain for only about 10 percent of the time there. Floridians like myself are, unfortunately, familiar with large cockroaches, sometimes called palmetto bugs down South. While the bugs may inspire disgust, however, we should be glad we don't have to deal with their Paleozoic-era ancestors. Those who study such things say that cockroaches back then were the size of today's house cats. During the 19th century, first lady Lucy Hayes, wife of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the United States, was widely known as "Lemonade Lucy." It seems she was an ardent supporter of temperance and therefore didn't allow alcohol to be served in the White House during her husband's four years in office. *** Thought for the Day: "Whatever a man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this: Great God, grant that twice two be not four." -- Ivan (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. Turgenev

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The semolina flour adds an interesting texture to these buttery wedges -- a traditional Edinburgh recipe.

1 small (about 2 pounds) head green cabbage 1 large onion 1 bag (8-ounce) carrots 2 small (about 1/2 pound) turnips 1 cup (loosely packed) spinach leaves 1 (3 1/2-pound) broiler-fryer, cut up 1 tablespoon salad oil 1 tablespoon beef-flavor instant bouillon 10 black peppercorns 3 whole cloves 1 large bay leaf 5 radishes with leaves, for garnish

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened (no substitutions) 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup finely ground semolina flour

1. Preheat oven to 300 F. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat butter and 1/3 cup sugar until blended. Increase speed to high and beat until light and creamy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. 2. With hand, mix both kinds of flour into butter mixture just until crumbs form. (Do not overwork dough or shortbread will be tough.) Pat shortbread crumbs 1. Cut cabbage and onion each into 5 wedges. Cut into ungreased 9-inch-round tart pan with removable carrots into 2 1/2-inch pieces. Peel and cut turnips bottom or cake pan. With fork, prick dough all over in into 1-inch wedges. Cut spinach leaves into 1/4-inch- a decorative pattern. Sprinkle with remaining tablewide strips. spoon of sugar. 2. Remove skin and fat from all chicken pieces ex- 3. Bake shortbread 1 hour 10 minutes or until lightly cept wings; cut each chicken breast in half. browned around the edge. Let cool in pan on wire rack 3. In 8-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat, in 10 minutes. 1 tablespoon hot salad oil, cook cabbage and onion 4. Remove shortbread from pan to cutting board. wedges until lightly browned. While still warm, cut shortbread into 16 wedges. Cool 4. Add chicken pieces, carrots, turnips, beef bouillon, wedges completely on wire rack. Store cookies in peppercorns, cloves, bay leaf and 2 cups water; over tightly covered container up to 1 week. high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 40 minutes, gently stirring occasionally Each serving: 155 calories, 9g total fat (5g saturated), until chicken and vegetables are tender. 23mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 18g total carbohy5. Divide chicken and vegetables among 5 large drate, 2g protein. soup bowls; top with spinach strips. Into medium bowl, pour cooking broth through sieve to discard For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web spices and bay leaf. Spoon broth over chicken and site at vegetables in soup bowls. Garnish each serving with a radish if you like. Serves 5. (c) 2009 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Each serving: About 275 calories, 8g total fat, 96mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at (c) 2009 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

Foreclosures Take Toll on Owners and Pets DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I have a cousin who needs help finding a good home for her three dogs. Her house is being foreclosed on, and she is struggling to find a place to live on a limited income. She has no car, her telephone will only call locally and her computer is on the blink. We contacted the no-kill shelters in our area, but none of them has ever responded. Where else can we find help?-Desperate in Desert Hot Springs, Ca DEAR DESPERATE: The foreclosure crisis has created another crisis in its wake: pets being abandoned by owners who are no longer able to care for them due to financial difficulties, because pets are not allowed in the residences they must rent or other factors. Shelters are near or at capacity in the best of times, and these times are certainly not the best. However, you should continue to try and contact local no-kill shelters. If you can call beyond the local area, become your cousin's advocate and call shelters for her daily until someone responds. Another avenue is to advertise in the local circular that the dogs are available. However, do not say that the dogs are free to a good home. There are reasons for this, which unfortunately I don't have room to list in today's column. Instead, ask for an amount that will cover veterinary and transportation costs for each dog. Insist upon meeting the potential owners. More information on giving up a pet can be found at: Because these solutions are iffy at best, your cousin must try and keep the dogs if at all possible. Can you or a family member take in one or more of the dogs? Can you help your cousin find affordable housing that also takes pets? Helping a family member through this sort of crisis isn't easy, and you're a champ for stepping up. Don't give up on finding either a good home for the dogs or a place where your cousin can keep them. Send your tips, questions and comments to Paw's Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Could it really be that easy? It might not be the whole answer, but it could help. Those of us with hypertension have to restrict our diets to limit salt, or sodium. Caramel Corn • Cheese Corn • Coney Dogs • Hot Dogs • Baked Goods • Ice Cream • Malts • Dozens of clinical trials show that potassium, Sundaes • Shakes • Smoothies • Salt Water Taffy • Soft Drinks • Espresso • Coffee • Wraps as found in bananas and many other foods, can bring about a better potassium-sodium balance. Lowered blood pressure can be the result in many cases, especially when combined with the other standards of high blood pressure treatment, such as increased exercise. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has a Web site full of information about high blood pressure and how to manage it, including a section on diet. Go to and put this in the search box: high blood pressure DASH. That will bring you to a number of articles about lowering blood pressure with diet. What I appreciated in the pages on DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) was the week’s worth of menus, showing quantities to eat and indicating just how much sodium there is in each food. There’s even a section on getting started gradually on a DASH diet. On another page, a chart shows just how much potassium is in dozens of different foods. Potatoes, lima beans, almonds, tomatoes, yogurt, tuna -- they’re all good sources of potassium. If you have high blood pressure, ask your doctor if you will benefit from adding some potassium-rich foods to your diet. Don’t try to make adjustments on your own, especially if you’re on medication. Ask, because it’s possible to get too much potassium, too. As in all things, there needs to be a balance. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

B. B. Camp’s summer Day Camp sessions take an adventure-based twist Project FIT spells exciting learning and team-building opportunities Water sports. Ropes course. Experiential education. Team-building activities. That’s B’nai B’rith Camp’s new formula for its seven, week-long day camp sessions, aimed at Lincoln County’s kids, grades kindergarten through eighth. On tap, as always: good food and great friends. Offered since 2006, B. B. Camp Day Camp’s sessions this year include positive youth-development programming for a more enriching experience than in years past. Growing up is rife with interpersonal challenges, and summertime can be filled with opportunities for kids to better navigate them. It’s the perfect season to gain self-confidence, leadership skills and really experience fun fitness for the body and mind. New for summer ‘09: Project FIT Dubbed Project FIT – which stands for fun, innovative and team building – this program in addition to the regular daily schedule of events and activities will help youths better understand and participate in creating community, engaging in successful peer cooperation and assisting in conflict resolution. “Our focus is on positive youth development. We believe in providing fun and creative programs that build identity, self esteem, leadership and outdoor skills,” Barb Gordon, B.B. Day Camp director, said. “B. B. Camp’s site already had the space and setting perfect for adventure-oriented fun and learning opportunities,” Michelle Koplan, B.B. Camp’s executive director, said. “This summer we’re putting these great advantages to the best use possible – for kids in the local community.” Adds Gordon: “We are proud to be a resource for Lincoln County children and families during non-school times.” B. B. Camp’s Project FIT is inspired by and modeled off of Project Adventure, a non-profit with offices in Massachusetts and Georgia that provides leading-edge, active, team-building ideas and projects for groups of people. One of its key goals is to develop educated, responsible folks – from children on up – through exciting indoor and outdoor adventures and physical challenges. B. B. Camp’s ropes course, for example, requires individuals working as a team. To successfully advance from points A to B, eventually to Z, lots of bodies have to work together as one. Trusting, cooperating, collaborating, supporting and rooting on one another. “Research data on adventure-based learning show time and again that kids benefit tremendously from activities like our ropes course and terrific water-based games and ventures,” Koplan said. She added, “Kids take home with them strengthened communications skills, a greater sense of responsibility for self and others, strong friendships – and even sharper academic skills.” “And, B.B. Camp’s lakeside location and certified lifeguards allow us to provide a wide range of aquatic activities that include sailing, canoeing, tubing and swimming in our outdoor heated pool, which promotes strengthening of new skill sets,” Gordon said. Another of Project FIT’s goals is to engage the oldest day campers – its 7th- and 8th-graders – in environmental education. Thanks to a grant from SOLV (Stop Oregon Litter & Vandalism), the Day Camp’s middle schoolers (dubbed Green Teens) will learn how to help care for local wildlife and participate in other community and service-learning projects. “We are thrilled about our new and exciting Green Teens program for 7th and 8th graders. Look for us out in the community as we become involved environmentally,” Gordon said. Day Camp on Devil’s Lake runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with inexpensive options for early and after care. A one-week session for up to 50 children is $120, including lunch; financial aid is available. And, contrasting with B.B. Camp’s overnight sessions, its day camps are not faith-based; there is absolutely no Jewish religious content in its week-long day-camp sessions. B. B. Camp’s Day Camp session standards are as high as for its overnight sessions: Campers are fully supervised in a safe and educational environment by a trained and certified staff of 30. B’nai B’rith Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and licensed by the state of Oregon. The Day Camp registration deadline is May 15. Families registering in advance receive 5 percent off the enrollment cost. And if a child registers for at least four week-long sessions, his family receives an additional 5 percent off. B’nai B’rith Camp, located on a lakeside campus on the scenic Oregon coast, is a premier resident camp in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1921, the camp has been dedicated to providing the best summer experience for today’s campers while preparing them to be tomorrow’s community leaders. B. B. Camp strives to teach high values and ethics by example, experience and creative expression. B’nai B’rith Camp has consistently proven to be a great place for youth to learn about themselves, personal identity, their environment and how to relate to others. B’nai B’rith Camp offers a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, athletics, waterskiing, sailing, canoeing, hydro-tubing, swimming in the heated, outdoor pool, dancing, nature, singing, high- and low-ropes challenge courses, leadership, community service, drama, creative writing, and overnights and trips. B’nai B’rith Camp, owned and operated by the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, is licensed by the state of Oregon and accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). B. B. Camp offers one 1-week session and two 3-week sessions for its overnight camp. Additionally, there are seven individual 1-week sessions of day camp for Lincoln County residents. B’nai B’rith Camp is under the guidance of the trained and experienced B.B. Camp staff.

DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS Have you ever been the victim of mail theft? Do you know someone who has been the victim of mail theft? Was a federal payment taken in the theft? Whether you or someone you know have lost a federal payment due to theft, direct deposit of federal payments is the right and safe thing to do. It will ensure your funds are safely deposited into your financial institution of choice. Direct deposit eliminates the risk of lost or stolen checks, reduces fraud, helps protect against identity theft and gives people more control over their money. Plus, direct deposit provides people with immediate access to their money from virtually everywhere.

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Medicines Almost Always Control Gout

Q: Here's a problem: I've got bald spots. Not on my head though, the bald spots on my lawn! How do I get rid of them? Also, there are DEAR DR. patches of yellowed grass in places. What's the DONOHUE: I solution for that? -- Joey in Tennessee have gout in my big toe, and it's very, A: Right now is a good time to solve the "bald spot" very painful. I have to walk in my socks. Are there any problem (rather, bare patches on your lawn). If you pills for gout? What food causes the pain? -- L.K. know what type of grass your lawn is, head for the home-improvement store and pick up a bag of the ANSWER: Gout results from too much uric acid in the same grass seed. If you're not sure what type, look for blood. Uric acid is a byproduct of daily cell chemistry. an all-purpose grass seed or seed mix. Pick up a little When the uric-acid level rises, crystals of it penetrate straw there, too, if you don't have any extra at home. the joint. The joint swells, the skin over it turns red, On a day that's not too windy, seed the bare patches as and the joint feels warm. It hurts beyond words. Early Direct deposit also saves taxpayers millions of dolfollows: lars. If every current federal benefit check recipient on, gout comes in attacks, with the intervals between *Clear away dead grass, stones, sticks and leaves from attacks being free of pain. As time passes, the joint can switched to direct deposit, it would save taxpayers hurt all the time. The joint at the base of the big toe about $120 million a year. Almost all the money saved the bare spots. remains in the Social Security Trust Fund – a benefit to *Use a thatch rake or a pitchfork to puncture & loosen is often the first joint affected, but it might not be the the soil, then level out the soil (you may need to add only joint. The heel, ankle, knee, fingers, wrists and all Americans for years to come. some dirt to level it). elbows also can be targets. *Spread the grass seed over each bare patch as the Doctors make the diagnosis of gout by examining Your Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced a package directs. Cover the area well, but don't overdo the affected joint and finding a high blood uric acid. short time ago that we are supporting the U.S. Treait, as too much can lead to rotting. The most telling evidence lies in looking at joint fluid sury Department’s efforts to encourage people who * Water the area slightly and lightly tamp the seeds through a microscope and seeing uric-acid crystals. receive down, then scatter straw over the bare patch. Are you positive it is gout that you have? Many condiKeep the soil damp over the next couple of weeks federal payments to sign up for direct deposit. The tions cause swollen, painful joints. Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks are sponsoring a and wave away birds that will try to eat the seed. For acute gout attacks, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory campaign to promote direct deposit called Go Direct. Yellow spots are generally seen in areas of the lawn medicines like Indocin work well. Another timethat have too much nitrogen. What could possibly give honored gout medicine is colchicine. If neither of these The campaign is a national effort to educate federal payment recipients of the risk of loosing their federal one spot more nitrogen than another? One culprit: dog works, cortisone drugs come to the rescue. pee. If you want a nice green lawn, don't let the dog Zyloprim (allopurinol) turns off the production of uric payment to theft and the cost of issuing 150 million go wherever it wants -- walk Fido to a designated "go" acid and prevents gout attacks. Benemid (probenecid) checks each year to these recipients. spot away from the grass. facilitates the excretion of uric acid into the urine. It, Another possibility, particularly in the Midwest and too, prevents attacks. Stop making it easy for someone to steal your money. Mid-Atlantic, is a fungus called fusarium that flourDiet was the sole treatment of gout in the bad old days. Sign up for direct deposit today. It’s as easy as sign- ishes in hot weather. To prevent fungus, don't overOrgan meats -- liver, brain, sweetbreads and kidneys ing up at your bank or credit union, calling the U.S. fertilize your lawn, and de-thatch it every fall. If you -- are foods to avoid. Gravies are not good for those suspect fungus, treat the spots with an appropriate Treasury helpline at (800) 333-1795 or going online with gout. Beer should be restricted. Bing cherries can fungicide (ask for it at garden centers). to (English) or www.DirectoAbring the blood level of uric acid down. (Spanish). Your Sheriff’s Office doesn’t The gout pamphlet deals with this topic in greater want to learn that you’ve become a victim. For more HOME TIP: To keep birds away from freshly seeded detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. tips and other information, visit our website at www. areas, put wooden stakes or sticks around the bound- Donohue, No. 302W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL ary, run string from stake to stake, and tie strips of 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order for $4.75 aluminum foil to the string. It's ugly, but it scares the U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and birds. address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. Don't Get Snookered *** Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguDEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have wax buildup in my Buying a Used Car, or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, ear. The doctor told me that. He didn't tell me what to do for it. Will you? -- A.C. Buying a used car doesn't Orlando, FL 32853-6475. ANSWER: Warm some baby oil or mineral oil. Put have to be an anxiety-ridden (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. one or two drops in one ear and let it remain there for experience, but it does 10 minutes. This will soften the wax. Next, using a require diligence on your part to make sure of what rubber-bulb syringe found in drugstores, gently flush you're getting. the ear with warm water. Tilt the head to drain the Here are some things to watch out for if you're in the water out of the ear, and the wax should come out with market to buy a used car: it. If it doesn't, repeat the procedure. Buy from a licensed dealer. While you can get a Don't do this procedure if you have a hole in your good deal from an individual seller, you have more eardrum or an infection of the ear canal. protections and recourse with a dealer. If this procedure is too much to handle, have the docLook at the title. A number of cases have been tor do it. reported where a buyer will purchase a car, expect*** ing that the dealer has taken care of any original loan, DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Sometimes you hear that only to discover later that there's a lien on the car and Guardian Cookware people who have a heart or liver transplant take on the the bank wants its money. This is becoming more of a personality of the person who donated the organ. Is problem with small dealers that go out of business and Q: I have about 20 this true or not? -- N.N. don't pay off liens. pieces of Guardian ANSWER: That's fantasy, stuff of fictional literature. Learn to identify vehicles that have been in a wreck. Cookware from the It doesn't happen. Watch the airbag light. It should come on when you 1940s. Does anyone *** start the car and then go out. If it doesn't, the airbag collect items such as this? -- Lois, Satsuma, Fla. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer might have been deployed. Try out all the moveable A: Aluminum Guardian cookware has become parts, like doors and trunk. Be sure they align. Check collectible in recent years. To find out about the history individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or the paint in the daylight and look closely at trim and of Guardian and the pieces issued by the company, request an order form of available health newsletters at the edges of chrome. Peel back rubber seals. Take the visit car to a mechanic to be checked. Incidentally, to clean this type of cookware, combine P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2009 North America Synd., Inc. Learn to identify vehicles that have been in a flood. 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar and one quart of water All Rights Reserved Check the interior carefully. Does everything match and place in one of the pieces. Boil and simmer for the way it should or have some parts (seats, carpet) about 10 minutes to remove many of the stubborn been replaced? Does everything work? Air bag lights, stains. radio, window locks? Turn on the heater and see if *** there is a mildew smell. Check under the dash for Q: I have a license plate from North Carolina that expired June 30, 1916. It is in excellent condition and I wires that are no longer flexible. Arrange to have the wonder what it is worth. -- Dexter, Pelham, N.C. car put on a lift and check the undercarriage with a A: Tom Smith is a license-plate collector, and he can help you determine the value of the one that you have. flashlight and small handheld mirror to see areas that His contact information is 3064 River Road West, P.O. Box 238, Goochland, VA 23063. You might also find might have been missed in cleaning. the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association useful, 7365 Main St., No. 214, Stratford, CT 06614, and It can be worth your while to go online and find a site that will, for a fee, check the history of the car you *** want to buy. You could discover that the car has had Q: I have a small album of records for children that were issued by Columbia sometime during the teens. They multiple owners (a red flag), was in an accident and include typical songs for children such as "Jack and Jill," "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Tom, The Piper's had a salvage title until it was rebuilt, was used as a Son," in addition to a story by Ralph Mayhew and Burges Johnson. Does these records have any value? -rental vehicle or was auctioned off. While not foolRichard, Montevideo, Minn. proof, those reports can be valuable in giving you the A: The little record albums for children from this period generally sell for about $15, depending on condition. history of a vehicle. *** David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally Q: I have a wave-making curling iron with wooden handles. It was originally heated in the chimney of an oil answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into lamp when there was no electricity. It is in good condition, and I wonder if it has any value. -- Charlotte, Albuhis column whenever possible. Write to him in care querque, N.M. of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, A: The old curling irons generally sell in the $15 to $25 range. Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnre*** Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Coos Bay Surfing Sam’s Friends Winner Barbara Prahl picked up her winning edition at McDonalds in Coos Bay 1. MEDICAL TERMS: What would a patient with alopecia be lacking? 2. LITERATURE: Which of Shakespeare's plays featured a character named Caliban? 3. U.S. STATES: Which four states within the United States are referred to as commonwealths? 4. ARCHITECTURE: Where would a reredos be found? 5. LANGUAGE: From which two words is the term "cyborg" derived? 6. MYTHOLOGY: In American Indian mythology, which creature can cause thunder and lightning? 7. TELEVISION: What was the name of the concierge in "Gilmore Girls"? 8. MOVIES: What was the name of Harrison Ford's Bouncing Ball Winner spacecraft in "Star Wars"? Newport, Oregon Maid owner Ann Foor with Dennis 9. ENTERTAINERS: Singer Olivia Newton-John came to the United States from which country? Swart and bouncing ball winner, Sue Stanford. 10. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, "I Sue found the bouncing ball in Kadi’s Gift and Fudge couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it." ad. Sue picked up her winning edition of the paper at Answers 1. Hair (baldness) 2. "The Tempest" 3. Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Smugglers Cove on the bay front in Newport. Congratulations Sue! Sue won a $25.00 gift certificate 4. An ornamental screen or wall behind an altar 5. Cybernetic organism 6. Thunderbird 7. Michel from Oregon Maid Ice Cream Parlor 8. The Millennium Falcon9. Australia10. Jonathan Winters(c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

Problems Hinder "New GI Bill" The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, or "New GI Bill," is supposed to start up in August. The Act offers a benefits package that nearly guarantees full four-year scholarships at any public state college or university for those who've served for three years since Sept. 11, 2001. When I wrote about this last summer, it sounded pretty good. On the surface, it still does. In the Yellow Ribbon Program, as it's now called, the Department of Veterans Affairs and states colleges will split the cost of tuition. For private (more expensive) colleges, they'll split the tab for anything above the cost of a state college. Besides tuition, there's a housing stipend for full-time students, book allowance and even money for tutoring. But all is not well. One problem is the economy. Colleges and universities are getting strapped as their investments dwindle and alumni donations come up short. While they want to participate in the program, the question remains: Can they afford to cover the costs? Another issue is lack of communication. The private schools don't yet know what dollar figures they have to cover. How many veterans do they dare sponsor? An additional glitch is the timing. By starting in August, the VA is behind by about six months in getting veterans into college this year. As of now, the VA hasn't opened the application process for getting into the program, and the list of approved schools won't be posted until April 1. The good news: If you want to go to school, the time to take advantage of the benefit has been extended from 10 years after service to 15 years. For more information and to determine eligibility, see: Put "Yellow Ribbon" in the search box.

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