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• During Elizabethan times, it was customary in England for a wife to wear her wedding ring on her thumb.
By Samantha Weaver

• Have you ever heard of Jasper Daniel? Probably not by that name — he’s better known today as Jack Daniel, thanks to the whiskey that bears his name. He was the youngest of 10 kids, which may explain a lot: Being picked on by nine older siblings could drive anyone to drink. • It was Academy Award-nominated actress and comedian Lily Tomlin who made the following observation: “Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy 2 percent that get all the publicity. But then — we elected them.” • Tony Curtis, who co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in the famous film “Some Like It Hot,” once said that kissing Ms. Monroe was “like kissing Hitler.” Makes you wonder how he knew what kissing Hitler was like.

• Those who study such things say that people during the Stone Age used shells and even shark teeth to shave.

• Other than the fact that they’re all performers, what do Darryl Hannah, Telly Savales, James Doohan and Jerry Garcia have in common? They are (or were) missing one finger.
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Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 Well, just as sure as a bank will charge you outof-network ATM fees, when we got back to the parking lot at the end of the night, the car had been towed. We grabbed a cab to the tow-truck place and Jack paid to get his car back. My fiance and I didn’t even bother to offer to help pay the towing fees — we were adamant at the time that he should NOT park there. Were we correct in not helping to defray the towing costs, or should we have ponied up for his stupidity? — WONDERING IN WILMINGTON DEAR WILMINGTON: Technically, you were under no obligation to pay any portion of the fees or fines Jack incurred because he was too lazy to find a proper parking space. However, I would’ve ponied up for the cab ride.

Page 3 Let’s face it, Jack did all the driving that night — picking you up and taking you home. It would have been a friendly gesture toward a friend, albeit a stupid one, because we all do stupid things from time to time. And I’m sure if and when you do/did something stupid, you’d want your friends not to punish you too harshly.
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By Diane Verhoeven DEAR DIANE: A few nights ago, my fiance and I went downtown for dancing and drinks with my best friend, Kelly, and her boyfriend, Jack. As usual, it was impossible to find a place to park, so Jack decided to park in his bank’s parking lot. We told him it was a bad idea, because downtown businesses are known for the ease of which they will have an unauthorized vehicle towed from their parking lot after hours. He said it would be OK; he would just put a deposit slip on his dashboard to show that he is a customer of the bank — surely they would not tow a customer.

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By Sam Mazzotta

Snoozing Cats
DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Why do cats sleep so much? — Jan B., San Diego DEAR JAN: No one knows, exactly. Many studies have been done, but researchers haven’t decided on an exact reason. It is known that, like us, cats need sleep to stay healthy and that their bodies follow biological rhythms, such as the circadian rhythm (the 24-hour sleep/awake cycle). Here are some facts about sleeping cats: • Cats sleep an average of 16 hours per day — though not all at once. • In kittens, growth hormone is released only when they sleep. • Cats are most active around dawn and dusk, and least active in the middle of the night. • Older cats tend to sleep more during the day and less at night. So, how can you help your cat stay healthy? Let it sleep. Younger cats may not mind so much if they are awakened by a human who wants to play, but they will disappear a little later to finish their nap. Older cats could be very put out by being suddenly awakened — cranky and disoriented — so let them sleep. Of course, there are a few things to watch for, such as a cat that seems lethargic between sleep periods, or sleeps an excessively long time. Most cats roam the house for a few hours each night, hunting, playing and meowing a bit, but if a cat is extremely restless or meows plaintively for a long time at night, something could be amiss. Excessive meowing often signals loneliness or distress, and is most often heard from kittens and senior cats. But any significant change in sleep habits, energy and nighttime activities should be monitored and discussed with your cat’s veterinarian. Send your tips, questions and comments to Paws Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to pawscorner@hotmail.com.
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Liberty Tax Service Files Free Returns For Taxpayers Who Don’t Meet Regular Filing Requirements: Many Qualify for Rebates, but Must File a 2007 Return to Benefit
Casper, WY - The tax stimulus package means rebates for most taxpayers, including people who would not normally file a tax return. If you are eligible for a payment, all you have to do is file a 2007 tax return. Liberty Tax Service is offering to prepare tax returns at no charge until March 31st for select taxpayers who have no tax liability. Low income workers, or those who receive Social Security benefits or veterans’ disability compensation, pension or survivors benefits received from the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2007 will be eligible to receive a payment of $300 ($600 on a joint return) if they had at least $3,000 of qualifying income. Qualifying income includes Social Security benefits, certain Railroad Retirement benefits, certain veterans’ benefits, and earned income, such as income from wages, salaries, tips and self-employment. While these people might not normally be required to file a tax return because they do not meet the filing requirement, they must file a 2007 return in order to receive a rebate. “Liberty Tax Service wants to help people who do not normally have to file a return get the rebate they are entitled to receive. Many people who receive Social Security and veterans benefits are likely to overlook this opportunity to get the stimulus payment. Last year, over 30 million taxpayers missed the telephone excise tax credit that was due to them. We don’t want that to occur with the tax stimulus package,” states Sandy Sowder, Owner of Liberty Tax Service. “Liberty is known for our commitment to give back to the communities that support our company. This is just another way we can help out.” Liberty Tax Service will be mounting a public awareness campaign to ensure that everyone entitled to a stimulus payment is alerted. Anyone who has questions can e-mail taxrebates@libertytax.com for more information. Representatives from Liberty Tax Service are available to comment on this program as well.

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UNDERCOVER SHOPPERS
Earn up to $150 per day. Under cover shoppers needed to judge retail and Dining establishments EXP. Not RE. Call 1-800-601-5518.

FINANCIAL
COMMERCIAL FINANCING for any kind of property. INcluding mixed use, raw land, small businesses and hard money. 406-259-7076.

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SECTIONAL Brand new, with 2 recliners. Cost $3200. Will sacrifice for $1595. Call 307-797-1543

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bought back later, and meanwhile, the senior can stay in the house. The senior ends up being evicted and loses the house. • Title transfer: In the midst of signing other forms, the senior signs the title over to the scammer. Rule of thumb: Don’t trust any “rescuer” who comes to you. Chances are they got your name from a foreclosure notice in the newspaper. And don’t sign a single document unless it’s in the presence of an attorney whom you already know. If you’re facing foreclosure, there’s no need to fall for these scams. Call Legal Aid Society in your town. If you can’t find it, call the courthouse and ask where you can get low-cost legal advice. If you’re in trouble and facing foreclosure, call your lender. Many are developing special programs to help seniors keep their homes. Call the HOPE NOW Alliance, created by HUD and the Treasure Department to help homeowners who about to lose their home. 1-888-995-HOPE (4673).
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Scammers Target Our Homes
Mortgage scammers have a new target: seniors with lots of home equity who are facing foreclosure. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.), chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, is pushing legislation designed to stop these foreclosure “rescue” scams. The new laws can’t come soon enough. Every day seniors are losing their homes to unscrupulous scammers. There are three basic types of scams going on: • Mortgage negotiation: The scammer promises to negotiate with the lender to get the mortgage payments reduced, but only if the senior sends payments through the scammer’s company. The senior is told not to contact the lender. The funds disappear, and foreclosure continues. • Home sale: The senior is convinced to sell to a “rescue” company with the promise that the house can be

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• On March 23, 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published, in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll correct,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct,” OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans. • On March 18, 1852, in New York City, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo join with several other investors to launch their namesake business. In July 1852, Wells Fargo & Co. shipped its first loads of freight from the East Coast to mining camps scattered around northern California. • On March 17, 1901, paintings by the late Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh are shown in Paris. Eleven years earlier, van Gogh had committed suicide without any notion that his work was destined to win acclaim beyond his wildest dreams. In his lifetime, he had sold only one painting. • On March 19, 1916, eight Curtiss “Jenny” planes of the First Aero Squadron take off from Columbus, N.M., in the first combat air mission in U.S. history. They flew a support mission for the 7,000 U.S. troops who invaded Mexico to capture Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. • On March 22, 1929, Will Rogers signs with Fox to write and star in four films for $600,000. His films included “Happy Days” (1929), “A Connecticut Yankee” (1929) and “Ambassador Bill” (1931). In 1930, Rogers’ radio show — full of his trademark humor and thoughtful political observations — was a hit. • On March 20, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson notifies Alabama Governor George Wallace that he will use federal authority to call up the Alabama National Guard in order to supervise a planned civil-rights march from Selma to Montgomery. • On March 21, 1983, the last episode of the long-running TV series “Little House on the Prairie” airs. The series, based on the children’s book by Laura Ingalls Wilder, premiered in 1974 and was one of television’s 25 most highly rated shows for seven of its nine seasons.
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Elvis Stamps
Q: I have two sheets of Elvis stamps. Are they worth anything, and, if so, where can I sell them? — Jack, Port Orange, Fla. A: According to the Blackbook Price Guide to United States Post Stamps by Marc and Tom Hudgeons, your commemorative Elvis Presley stamps are worth about $28 per sheet. Since prices vary from region to region, you need to consult a good stamp dealer in your area. ••• Q: I have a Barbie doll case with three dolls and clothing. How much are they worth? — Martha, Centralia, Ill. A: The first Barbie doll was introduced in 1959. It quickly became one of America’s most popular dolls. One of the best price guides for dolls is Blue Book: Dolls & Values by Jan Foulke. I found several used copies at amazon.com in the $10 to $15 range. This is one of the most trusted guides in this field of collecting. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer, it features more than 560 photographs, all in full color. Another good way to determine current values is to monitor the Barbie doll action on eBay. ••• Q: I have a run of “Ring” magazines from 1973 until 1996. They are in good shape, and I am curious about how much they might be worth. — Kenneth, Spokane, Wash. A: Several contacts that might be helpful are Frederick Ryan, Boxiana and Pugilistica Collectors International, P.O. Box 83135, Portland, OR 97283; Don Hoffman, P.O. Box 4231, Salinas, CA 93912; and Lou Manfra, 27 Rochelle St., Staten Island, NY 10304.
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Corvette Lust
Q: Greg, I’m a lover of Corvettes, and want to know which one is most in demand and collectible? Would it be the first year of 1953? — K.H., Spokane, Wash. A: Not by a long shot, K.H. We contacted one of the Corvette world’s most prominent members, Terry Michaelis of ProTeam Corvettes in Napoleon, Ohio. Here’s what he had to say: “If money is no object, at the top of my Corvette list is the 1963 Corvette Grand Sport, of which only five were ever built. Next would be the 1969 ZL1 all-aluminum 427, of which GM made only two, and then the 1967 L88 427, of which GM made just 20. The five 1963 Grand Sports he speaks of were conceived by Zora Arkus Duntov, father of the Corvette, in 1962. These special, lightweight Corvettes were delivered to sports car race teams and driven by top-notch drivers like Dave McDonald, Jim Hall, Hap Sharp, Don Yenko, A.J. Foyt and Roger Penske. Duntov wanted to build 125, but GM pulled the plug after only five were delivered. Michaelis said that the last 1963 Grand Sport traded hands three years ago for $4.4 million, and you wouldn’t touch it today for less than $6 million. (For more info, see www.grandsportregistry. com/63_history.htm) As for price, a 1969 ZL1 all-aluminum 427 Corvette should fetch close to $4 million, and a 1967 L88 is in the $1.7 million and up range. For more available cars, Michaelis recommends the L88s from 1968 and 1969, of which 196 were built. “Right now, they are bringing $350,000 to $750,000. The $350,000 car is probably a T-top, not a great color, maybe green or yellow or maroon. The popular Corvette colors are red and black. A black convertible just sold for $675,000.” Write to Greg Zyla in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send an e-mail to gzyla@ptd.net.
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Page 15 DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What happens to artery buildup when one stops eating trans fats? — M.C. ANSWER: It takes a lot of work to reverse artery buildup, but it can be done if a person carefully watches the amount of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol eaten. You have to do other things too. You have to keep blood pressure in the normal range. You have to exercise regularly. You can’t smoke. ***
Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.
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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Paul G. Donohue, M.D. keep the airway open, and they can loosen the collar or tie. The seizure will run its course in a short time. Once the muscle contractions have stopped, the person is unconscious for a while and gradually awakens, confused. The best course is to offer the person transportation to a place where treatment can be given if needed, or to call 911 for help. ••• DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I caught my fingers in a closing door. Two fingernails have turned black. I don’t want my nails pulled off. How can I get them back to normal? — S.F. ANSWER: If the black is pooled blood, a doctor can bore a tiny hole into the nail and let it out. If the blood has congealed, it has to stay there and you have to wait until it’s absorbed by the body, which will happen in time. That might take a couple of months. If the nails themselves have become discolored, then it takes six months for a new nail to grow from the base to the nail tip. •••

Simple Measures Serve as First Aid for Seizure
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When my son was in high school, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. His first and second seizures occurred at school. No one there had any training on how to handle a seizure. I am writing to ask you to explain to people what a seizure is and how to help a person having one. There is so much misinformation about this. My son, incidentally, has graduated from college and has not had a seizure in the past five years. — L.L. ANSWER: Most people are frightened when witnessing a seizure and are at a complete loss about what they should do. There are many seizure varieties, but I’ll confine my remarks to a grand mal seizure, the kind with the most dramatic manifestations. All seizures are sudden, excessive electrical discharges from brain cells. A grand mal seizure affects most of the brain, and that’s why its signs are so striking. Quite often, it occurs without warning. The person stiffens and might make a loud moaning noise. He or she then falls to the ground and makes a series of jerking movements of the arms and legs as muscles contract and relax rapidly. The jerking usually lasts about half a minute to a minute. Bystanders who have never witnessed a seizure are unnerved by it. Invariably, one will try to pry open the seizing person’s mouth so the person doesn’t swallow the tongue. That’s the wrong thing to do. During a seizure, people never swallow their tongues. Onlookers should not try to restrain the arms or legs. They should place the seizing person on his or her side to

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Fixing Old Sash Cords
Q: I didn’t pay much attention to the way doublehung windows worked, until one day when I lifted the sash higher than usual and heard a crashing sound. Turns out the windows were supported by a chain-and-weight pulley system on both sides. Now that window has lost one chain and weight, it is too lopsided to open or close. How can I fix this? — Clay B., Concord, N.H. A: Double-hung windows use a dependable system with a fairly heavy weight, a rope or chain and a pulley wheel. The chain is recessed inside a groove on the sides of the window sash. The chain then travels upward above the sash and loops

around a pulley wheel set into the jamb. In the hollow space inside the frame, the chain is attached to the end of a long, narrow iron weight. This pulley system allows double-hung windows to lift smoothly and easily. Fortunately, you can access the inside of the frame in older double-hung windows to recover the weight and reattach the chain. Remove the wooden window stop on that side using a utility knife to cut through the paint film and a small pry bar to ease the piece out. Then pull the lower sash out of the frame, removing the sash cord on the other side to free it, and set it aside. Inside the jamb, you should see a set of screws in the wood, indicating an access cover. Unscrew

the cover — you may need to cut through paint again — and remove, revealing the jamb interior and the fallen weight and chain. Retrieve the chain through the access opening and detach from the weight. Untangle and check for damage. Then feed the chain around the pulley wheel — if it’s stubborn, tie a nail to the chain end with a piece of string as a guide — and lower down into the cavity. Have a friend hold the end of the chain while you reattach the interior end to the weight. Screw the access cover back into place, attach the lower sash to its sash chains and ease into place. Then nail or screw the window-stop back on.
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