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I, Issue 9 • October 28, 2010

Loud cheers, few gains in Lynchburg debate

By Yvonne Behrens economy.
The Lynchburg Times The positions taken by both candidates re-
flected the deep divide that exists between the
As 5th District Democratic Rep. Tom Perri- Republican and Democratic parties. It also
ello and Republican State Sen. Robert Hurt en- repeated many of the themes that have filled
tered Smith Hall at Randolph College Wednes- every available commercial break on broadcast
day evening, their respective supporters met media for weeks.
them with cheers. But as they were preparing Hurt accused Perriello of representing only
to debate before members of two chambers of the interests of Washington, D.C., stating sev-
commerce, it was clearly a Hurt room. eral times during the evening “Congressman
The debate, hosted by the Lynchburg and the Perriello voted 90% of the time with Pelosi.”
Danville/Pittsylvania Chambers and Randolph Perriello accused Hurt of cowardice and hid-
College had eight news agencies, including this ing behind votes. Although Perriello pointed
publication, ask questions of each candidate. out that he has voted against his own party,
Questions were to focus on business and the
See Perriello - Hurt, 

Goodlatte facing two Homemade quilts to be auctioned

for Centra Hospice Sat. Nov. 6
opponents in 6th Dist. By Dan McDermott
The Lynchburg Times

A very special dinner and auction will be

held Saturday, Nov. 6 at Mountain View
United Methodist Church in Forest. The
dinner is almost sold out but the auction is
open to the public and free of charge.
Handmade quilts will be auctioned off
with the proceeds benefitting Centra Hos-
pice House of Lynchburg.
These aren’t the kind of quilts sold in
Each quilt was inspired by a person affect-
ed with cancer, heart disease or other life-
limiting illness. The various colors in each
quilt represent the awareness colors found
on tribute ribbons.
By Yvonne Behrens trict Congressional seat. The Rainbow of Hope fundraiser was in
The Lynchburg Times Bain is running on a platform that part the inspiration of Tamera Ehlinger,
governmental representatives need to owner of Quilted Expressions on Old Forest The rest is—as they say—history. In the
Rep. Bob Goodlatte is running for be more accountable to their constitu- Rd. first four years, the event has raised over
his 10th term in Congress Nov. 2 but it ents and to the Constitution. Accord- “I wanted to do something to help a lo- $100,000 for the hospice.
won’t quite be a coronation. The Roa- ing to Bain, “There are people who cal cause. I wasn’t really sure who to help “Our first year we raised over $8,000 in
though,” Ehlinger said. the auction and then got an earmarked cor-
noke Republican faces two challeng- want to take certain sections of the
Perhaps through inspired timing, into her porate grant for $10,000 so we raised over
ers Nov 2. Independent Jeff Vanke of constitution such as the Commerce store one day that week walked Terri Layne, $18,000 right out of the gate,” Ehlinger said.
Roanoke and Libertarian Stuart Bain Business Development Manager and Volun-
of Salem also are vying for the 6th Dis- See Goodlatte,  teer Coordinator of Centra Hospice. See Quilt auction, 11

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Perriello - Hurt, from 
many of the positions he presented went along
the national Democratic party line.
In his opening remarks, Perriello spoke of
“the heart and soul of this country being the
small businessperson, the small farmers.” He
also spoke about working tirelessly to make
sure that legislation is passed to assist these
backbones of American society. “As happens
too often, legislation gets introduced to pro-
tect the small and medium-sized farmers and
the small to medium-sized business owners
and along the way it becomes legislation to
protect the rich.”
Perriello spoke of his desire to see the United
States back at the forefront of innovation and
resume its position as the economic leader of
the world.
Hurt said Perriello was not representing the
5th district and Hurt said he wanted to pro-
vide the American dream for his children and
his grandchildren.
“The next generation will be the first gen-
eration in this country that will end up worse
off than their parents were,” Hurt said, adding Local writer Darrell Laurant momentarily stumps both 5th dist. congressional candidates with a
that he felt the stimulus package was a failure
question about the EPA during a debate Wed. night.
as was the health care reform act. “It’s the
private sector that creates jobs. It is not the jobs were being lost. We have created 90,000 businesses. I would repeal the bill,” Hurt said. more than big business for the same insurance
government,” he said. jobs in construction and manufacturing. I Perriello replied, “It is clear that Senator coverage. The health care gives a tax break to
On the question of whether the sources of have sponsored legislation, now signed into Hurt never read the bill. If he had, he would cover the differential.”
campaign monies should be divulged, Perri- law, to increase the start-up tax deduction know there is no mandate against small busi-
ello stated emphatically that the public had a for small businesses and eliminate the capital nesses. Small businesses were paying 20%
right to know the sources of funding that the gains tax on investments in small businesses
candidates were receiving. Hurt replied that so they have the capital they need to grow.”

he did not agree that campaign finances of Hurt responded that 11,000 jobs have been
third party non-profits should necessarily be lost in Virginia. “Although there are businesses
made public. out there that could hire, they won’t because of
Libby Fitzgerald of WVTF radio asked the the uncertainty coming out of Washington.”
candidates whether they would be able to Darrell Laurant of the News and Advance
make the compromises and tough choices like asked the candidates their position on the
increasing taxes required to get our economy
back on track.
EPA’s role with protecting the environment
and its potential negative impact on growing
The Lynchburg Times is currently looking for a top-notch
Perriello replied, “We should have a vote on
the recommendations of the bipartisan fiscal
Hurt replied that it was important to be advertising sales representative for the Lynchburg area.
commission because neither party can tackle stewards of the earth, but he felt that EPA reg-
this crisis on its own. Everything needs to be ulating “fugitive dust emissions” at a factory
put on the table. We will need to cut spend- was a bit much. Jobs were more important. The ideal candidate will be organized and self-motivated. Great people skills and a profes-
ing on programs that I happen to like, but, yes, Perriello answered the question by saying,
tough votes will have to be made to get this “We need basic regulations to protect our
sional demeanor are key. This individual should enjoy the freedom of setting his or her own
economy back on track.” public and minimize negative impact on the hours and meeting new people. Previous advertising sales experience is a plus. The candidate
Hurt pointed out to a roar of approval that environment, something that has not always
the government would vote on these issues on been done in the past.” The point would be to
must be dependable, reliable and a self-starter. The successful applicant must be able to learn
December 1, after the elections, “not a very balance job growth with protecting the envi- to use our customer relations management software, be creative in ad design, able to track
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would vote for legislation that would bring Neither candidate agreed to Jay Warren’s
customer payments, work well with others and be customer oriented. If you want a position
about “true health care reform and policies (WSLS 10) request that they pledge to drop where you can set your own hours and earn great commissions, please send us your recent
that would create jobs.” all negative ads. (We assume his station’s sales
To the question of whether he would be will- team might also beg to differ...)
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ing to raise taxes, Hurt replied, “No. I would “You may know that all the ads up to Elec-
not vote to raise taxes because we are not talk- tion Day have already been paid for,” informed This is a commission-based position with excellent earnings potential.
ing about too little revenue. We are talking Hurt.
about too much spending.” The debate could not be complete without a
Joe Dashiell of WDBJ 7 asked what the can- question regarding health care. If you are poised and ready to take the next step in your sales career, email us!
didates proposed to do that would have an im- Hurt stated that he believes we need health
mediate impact on unemployment. care reform, but “not with a sledgehammer.
Perriello replied, “When we came in, 700,000 The healthcare bill is devastating to small
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wasn’t uncommon for a lender to imme- system for documents. If there’s a case of
diately sell off a collection of promissory foreclosure where the lender needs to pro-
notes to someone else for a profit, take that duce facts, MERS has them. Your note can
money, lend it out and start all over again. be sold multiple times, and it will be tracked
When the “savvy” homeowner was faced the whole way by MERS without you need-
with foreclosure, all he had to do was say ing to sign anything. Or, as a party to the
to his original lender: “Produce the note.” deal, MERS also can file for bankruptcy.
With so much paper shuffling going on, According to the MERS website (www.
often nobody could locate the actual note,, all the biggies use them,
the sole document with your signature on including the Federal Housing Administra-
Foreclosures Halted it. Unscrupulous attorneys would hustle cli-
ents into court and tell the judge, “No one
tion, Department of Veterans Affairs, Fan-
nie Mae and Freddie Mac.
can find the note. No one can prove my cli- Unfortunately, MERS is now embroiled in
At last count, upward of 40 states have ent actually owes any money,” and would the foreclosure battle as some judges have
called a temporary halt to foreclosures. file a form demanding to see the original decided that MERS has no legal standing
Paperwork is a mess, with lenders admit- note. in foreclosures, since it doesn’t actually
ting to having signed off on thousands of Some people, it’s said, actually ended up own the loans. Hence the halt in foreclo-
foreclosure documents without even hav- with a free house. The bigger negative was sures in many states.
ing read them. that some homeowners were foreclosed on Best bet: If you face foreclosure, find the
If you’re facing foreclosure, now is the by multiple lenders, all claiming to have a money to hire an attorney.
time that scammers will come out of the right to do so.
woodwork and approach you about beating This ploy doesn’t work anymore. The rea- David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally an-
the foreclosure completely -- and possibly swer reader questions, but will incorporate them into
son: MERS, or Mortgage Electronic Regis- his column whenever possible. Write to him in care
ending up with a free house. tration Systems. MERS is party (as nominal of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475,
Here’s how that has worked in the past: mortgagee) to each mortgage transaction, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to column-
When mortgages were moving fast, it as well as an online computer registration
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Goodlatte, from  Goodlatte replied, “I did not agree with However, he points out that, “During never again worry about losing their
the Bush Administration’s spending ei- the 12 years that the Republicans led the health insurance. Vanke says everyone
Clause or the General Welfare Clause
ther. But this Administration is running House, Goodlatte (1) left pre-existing should have:
and apply those sections in such a way
up a debt that even our grandchildren condition exclusions in place; (2) left in- the “right to be seen” when sick, the re-
that they can say, ‘Ah, see it is a constitu-
will not be able to pay off.” One of Rep- surers free from interstate competition; sponsibility to pay for their own medical
tional bill!’ Of course, that’s where pretty
resentative Goodlatte’s top legislative and (3) handed a multi-billion-dollar care if able, and the right to fair, contin-
important decisions come into play.”
initiatives is his Constitutional amend- government subsidy to drug companies, uous coverage at a fair price.
“The Legislative branch has to deter-
ment to require a balanced federal bud- without forcing them to offer Ameri- Vanke proposes “Rebate Health Cover-
mine prior to passing a law as to wheth-
get so that Congress will be forced to cans the same lower prices as in other age,” a uniquely American plan inspired,
er it is constitutional or not,” continued
control spending, H.J.Res. 1. developed countries.” in part, by Dutch and Swiss systems of
Bain. “There has been abuse of the Con-
According to Vanke, his contention Vanke has some ideas of how to fix the universal coverage with well regulated
stitution on both the right and the left.
with Goodlatte as a candidate not only broken health care system and it is not insurance companies and, in part, by pi-
The Patriot Act was a prime example
has to do with the fact that Goodlatte through government subsidies. He says
of the abuse of power on the part of the See Goodlatte, 
reneged on his promise to his constitu- he wants to ensure that every American
Right [Goodlatte, along with a majority
ents that he would stay in Congress for
of Congress, voted for The Patriot Act
only six terms [if Goodlatte wins this
following the terrorist attacks of Sept.
election, it will mark his tenth term in
11, 2001] and the Patient Protection and
office], but also that during Goodlatte’s
Affordable Care Act is a prime example
12 years in Congress with a Republican
of the abuse of power on the part of the
majority, 1995-2007, his Agriculture
Left.” [A majority of Congress and Sen-
Committee spent $288 billion on agri-
ate voted to pass this legislation.] Bain
culture, which amounts to $ 2,100 per
contends that, in both examples, the
U.S. taxpayer. During the corresponding
First Amendment has been eroded.
12 years, Goodlatte received political
The Independent candidate, Vanke, a
contributions by agribusiness of more
40-year-old Roanoker, drafted a detailed
than $1.26 million.
balanced Federal budget. He’s running
When asked whether he had accepted
for Congress, “because no one there has
over a million dollars in contributions
done it [that is, balance the federal bud-
from agribusiness, as his opponent
charged, Goodlatte replied, “We accept
Both Vanke and Goodlatte seem to
contributions from whoever offers us
feel the same way about the Federal
contributions. It takes money to run
debt. On Vanke’s part, he expresses
these offices and be available for our
distress that during the 12 year period
constituents.” He added that legislation
when the Republican’s were in charge,
that was passed also helped family farms
“They ran up the U.S. debt by an extra
and smaller farms that came together as
$1,446,000,000,000 = $1.45 trillion =
a larger entity.
$10,500 per taxpayer + $300 in annual
Vanke acknowledges that Goodlatte
interest, with much of this debt owed to
has stated that the present health care
foreign creditors,”
system is broken and needs fixing.
When asked about Vanke’s assertions,

While the heated race for Virginia’s 5th district seat in congress
is getting all the attention this year, there are also three candi-
dates in the neighboring 6th. From left are Rep. Robert Goodlatte,
a Republican and Independent Jeff Vanke, both of Roanoke, and
Libertarian Stuart Bain of Salem.
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some water, sugar and a dash of cinnamon. It was a 75-watt incandescent bulb, you’ll want to select an 18-
a success! As the apples sputtered and gurgled to to-25 watt CFL. Most CFL bulb boxes have the equiva-
their own rhythm, the sweet and fragrant apple-cin- lent wattage printed on them. Dimmers, three-way lights
namon aroma permeated every room of our house. and other specialty CFLs also are available.
As for life lessons, once we put a positive spin on the Another consideration is the color of light produced
by a CFL. If you want the warm glow of your old incan-
situation, we enjoyed cozy indoor time together, and
descent bulbs, choose warm white or soft white. For
we are no doubt the better for it. kitchens, cool white or bright white is a good choice. For
You don’t need a “when life gives you lemons” reading, choose natural or daylight.
moment to reap the benefits of this yummy and aro- CFLs, like other bulbs, do burn out and can break if
matic recipe. Just count up 10 apples, and you’re dropped or mishandled. So be sure to screw the bulb in
on your way to a special fall treat. Here’s what you’ll by its base, not by holding the bulb. CFLs contain a very
need to turn the apples into 5-6 cups of tasty home- small amount of mercury, so if a bulb breaks, be careful
made applesauce:
Comparing Traditional Light not to handle it during cleanup. When a CFL bulb burns

Slow-Cook Applesauce 10 larges apples, peeled, cored and sliced, or cut Bulbs to CFLs
out, dispose of it according to your city or town’s fluores-
cent-light disposal instructions.

Is Tasty Fall Treat into chunks

1/2 cup water Q: What is the difference between a regular light bulb Be wary of CFL bulbs that
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar and one of those new energy-saving bulbs? If I want sell for significantly less than
It wasn’t exactly a pretty picture when an unex- 1 teaspoon cinnamon to replace a 75-watt regular bulb with a new type, is other CFLs. Look for the En-
pected early snowfall blanketed the Twin Cities last Pinch of nutmeg (optional) the wattage the same? -- Gladys in Philadelphia ergy Star label, which certifies
fall. We simply weren’t ready for cold temps and a the bulbs as meeting energy
A: Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are consid- efficiency standards.
whiteout of fall colors. Stir ingredients together in a slow cooker. It should
ered the new standard for energy-efficient lighting, as
Since we were feeling and acting noticeably glum be about 3/4 full. Set on low and cook for about 8
they reportedly use 75 percent less energy than standard
in our household, it was a moment to dust off the hours. Mash with a potato masher before serving for The Energy Star website ( of-
incandescent bulbs to produce the same amount of light.
familiar adage I had repeated to the kids when they a smoother texture, if you wish. They last up to 10 times longer as well. It’s estimated that fers a fairly complete guide to CFLs and tips on buying
a CFL bulb can save more than $40 in electricity costs them.
over its lifetime. And if you live in a hot climate, CFLs pro-
Send your home repair and maintenance questions to ask@
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brightness to your standard light bulb? If you’re replacing sional contractor.
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were young and life had just turned sour on their Enjoy on hot breakfast cereal, granola, pancakes
hopes and dreams: “OK, you guys, when life gives and waffles in the morning, as a snack in the after-
you lemons, make lemonade.” noon, or over vanilla ice cream for dessert after the
But we don’t grow lemons in Minnesota, so we evening meal.
proceeded to do the next best thing. We rooted
through the closet for last winter’s mismatched mit-
tens and hats, went out in the backyard to our fledg- Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s
ling, spindly apple tree, picked our last 10 apples Day” is airing on public television nationwide. To
from snow-laden branches and collectively mused, find more of her creative family recipes and activi-
“So, when life gives you 10 juicy apples, turn them ties, visit and link to the NEW
into applesauce!” And that’s exactly what we did. Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is
For a change of pace, we put aside our traditional “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.”
stovetop recipe and instead sliced and diced all 10
apples and tossed them in the slow cooker with © Copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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Goodlatte, from 
lot successes in certain U.S. Health Sav-
ings Accounts. His plan would include
Voted BEST MORNING SHOW in the state by permanent, universal coverage, which
is budget neutral. No public option
the Virginia Association of Broadcasters – transparency in prices and limits on
insurance company profits. He agrees
with the idea of interstate markets and
patient choice. Finally, his health re-
form would include rebate incentives
for healthy living and for smart taxpayer
consumption of health care.
Goodlatte agrees with Vanke on the
public option. His position with regard
to health care runs along party lines.
“We do have an alternative to the pub-
lic option, one that reflects free enter-
prise. For example, allowing interstate
competition. This would allow people
a choice and control price in that way.”
He is against forcing people to buy in-
surance. Government employees, ac-
cording to Goodlatte, presently have
basic insurance coverage that pays 75%

6am - 10am 105.9 FM of their insurance costs, leaving 25%

for the employees. Anyone who wants
“deluxe” coverage has to pay for it. “So
it is not that different from what most
Join Brian and Mari Weekdays from 6am - 10am on The Morningline. people receive,” he ended.
Keep up with what’s going on around the Greater Lynchburg area. If it’s Goodlatte enthusiastically backs the
happening locally, we’re talking about it on the Morningline. Join the Republicans’ Pledge to America. Fol-
lowing are some excerpts:
conversation by calling the studio line at 846-8255 or 866-338-1059. ‘An unchecked executive, a compliant
legislature, and an overreaching judicia-
ry have combined to thwart the will of
the people and overturn their votes and
their values, striking down longstanding
laws and institutions and scorning the
deepest beliefs of the American people.’
‘An arrogant and out-of-touch gov-
ernment of self-appointed elites makes
The Morningline Glenn Beck Rush Sean Neal Jason decisions, issues mandates, and enacts
with Brian & Mari 10am - Noon Limbaugh Hannity Boortz Lewis laws without accepting or requesting
6am - 10am 6pm - 7pm Noon - 3pm 3pm - 6pm 7pm - 10pm 10pm - Midnight the input of the many.’
Goodlatte is co-chairman of the Con-

gressional Internet Caucus and the

House Republican High Technology
Working Group. In these areas, he has
championed technology and has pressed

congressional leaders of both parties to
make tech a priority by encouraging in-
novation, green technologies, free trade,

lower taxes, electronic health records,
and incentives for high-skilled workers
to come to the U.S.
Goodlatte won re-election in 2006 and
2008 with 75% and 62% respectively.
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1 tablespoon all-purpose flour if necessary add enough water to equal 2 cups.

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 3. In same clean saucepot, cook bacon over medium heat
1 pound (3 medium) all-purpose potatoes, peeled and until lightly browned. With slotted spoon, remove bacon to
chopped paper towels. Add onion to drippings in pot; cook, stirring
2 cups half-and-half occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and
New England Clam Chowder 1 cup milk pepper until blended; cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in clam
3/4 teaspoons salt or to taste broth until smooth. Add potatoes; heat to boiling. Reduce
Clam chowder, New England’s signature seafood dish, heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about
derives its name from chaudire, the French word for 1. In a 5- to 6-quart saucepot, heat water to boiling over 15 minutes.
“cauldron.” The saltiness of clams and pork varies; taste high heat. Add clams; heat to boiling. Reduce heat slight- 4. Stir in half-and-half, milk and chopped clams; heat
the soup before serving and season if needed. ly; cover and simmer until clams open, 5 to 10 minutes. through (do not boil). Stir in bacon. Taste for seasoning;
Transfer clams to a bowl as they open. Discard any clams add salt as needed. Makes about 6 cups. • It was American author, producer, screen-
1 cup water
18 large (about 4 pounds) littleneck clams, scrubbed
that have not opened. writer and director Michael Crichton who
2. When cool enough to handle, remove clams from their • Each serving: About 371 calories, 22g total fat (11g satu-
3 slices bacon, chopped shells and coarsely chop. Discard shells. Strain clam broth rated), 77mg cholesterol, 534mg sodium, 24g total carbo-
made the following sage observation:
1 medium onion, chopped through sieve lined with paper towels into measuring cup; hydrate, 18g protein. “Whenever you hear the consensus of sci-
entists agrees on something or other, reach
for your wallet, because you’re being had.”
has weathered the storm better than the nation
and its mammoth competitor to the West. During • Statistics show that more babies are born
the past 12 months, California nearly canceled in September than in any other month of
out Texas’ job creation all by itself, losing 112,000 the year.
net jobs. Its unemployment rate is above 12 per-
cent. • Talk about bad luck: In May of 2009, two
Texas is a model of governmental restraint. thieves broke into a jewelry store in Mil-
In 2008, state and local expenditures were 25.5 waukee, bagged up their loot and tried to
percent of GDP in California, 22.8 in the U.S., make their getaway. On the way out of the
and 17.3 in Texas. Back in 1987, levels of spend- looted store, they were confronted by two
1. Name the event (and the date) where all of ing were roughly similar in these places. The
these played: Badfinger, Ravi Shankar and more thieves, who took the ill-gotten gains.
recessions of 1991 and 2001 spiked spending
Leon Russell. The Texas Model everywhere, but each time Texas fought to bring
No one ended up profiting from the crime,
2. What was the single of the year for 1982? it down to pre-recession levels. however; all four were arrested.
Who performed it? Texas already looms large in its own imagi- Less spending means fewer taxes. Texas
3. What song was the first R&B No. 1 hit for nation. Its elevated self-image didn’t need this: doesn’t have an income tax -- in contrast to Cali- • According to an estimate by the United
fledgling record label Motown? More than half of the net new jobs in the U.S. fornia’s highly progressive income tax -- and it is Nations, there are more than 3 million ship-
4. Which now famous rocker once jumped during the past 12 months were created in the among the 10 lowest tax states in the country. Its wrecks on the ocean floor.
over the wall at Graceland hoping to see El- Lone Star State. regulatory burden is low across the board, and
vis Presley? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s a right-to-work state that enacted significant • You may have heard of the turducken --
5. What is The Joshua Tree (other than a 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United tort reform. a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a
desert plant)? States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas It is true that Texas enjoys bountiful oil and nat- turkey -- but you probably didn’t know that
created 119,000 jobs during the same period. ural gas reserves, but its attitude toward those
6. Who were Tom and Jerry? a chef in the United Kingdom took the idea
If every state in the country performed as well, resources is what’s most important -- “if you got
we’d have created about 1.5 million jobs nation- of nested fowl several steps further. Hugh
Answers ‘em, use ‘em.” If only the Obama administration’s
ally during the past year, and maybe “stimulus” Department of the Interior agreed.
Fearnley-Whittingstall stuffed a woodcock
wouldn’t be such a dirty word. In Texas in recent decades, the watch-words inside a pigeon, inside a partridge, inside a
1. The Concert for Bangladesh, on Aug. 1, What does Austin know that Washington pheasant, inside a chicken, inside a guinea-
have been prudence and stability in the course
1971, at Madison Square Garden in New doesn’t? At its simplest: Don’t overtax and - fowl, inside a mallard, inside a duck, inside
of nurturing a pro-business environment, while
York City. The concert raised $243 million. spend, keep regulations to a minimum, avoid let- a goose, inside a turkey. No word on how
California has undergone a self-immolation that
2. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. The song ting unions and trial lawyers run riot, and display President Barack Obama wants to replay nation- the 10-layer dish was carved for serving.
was used in the film “Rocky III.” The group an enormous neon sign saying, “Open for Busi- ally. Joel Kotkin writes of California in the City
won a Grammy for their performance. ness.” Journal, “During the second half of the 20th cen- • If you’re not the sort of person who makes
3. “Shop Around” by the Miracles, along with At bottom, the struggle between national Re- tury, the state shifted from an older progressiv- the bed every day, here’s some good news
Smokey Robinson, in 1960. publicans and Democrats is over whether the ism, which emphasized infrastructure investment for you: Researchers in the United Kingdom
4. None other than The Boss, Bruce Springs- country will adopt a version of the Texas model, and business growth, to a newer version, which
teen, in April 1976.
have found that unmade beds are less like-
or of the Michigan, New York or California model. views the private sector much the way the Huns
5. The name of the fifth studio album by U2. It Will government allow the private sector to thrive, ly to harbor dust mites, a common cause of
viewed a city -- as something to be sacked and
won two Grammy Awards (Album of the Year or stifle growth with its hyperactivity and favorit- plundered.”
asthma and allergic symptoms.
and Best Rock Performance) in 1988. ism for anti-business interests? With predictable results. For policymakers
6. The first duo name used by Art Garfunkel It’s not as though Texas has been exempt from wanting to restart the American jobs machine, Thought for the Day: “If you would be a real
and Paul Simon in 1957. Their big success the Great Recession. Its unemployment rate is forget the Alamo. Keep in mind the Texas model. seeker after truth, it is necessary that at
came in 1966 when the “Sounds of Silence” 8.3 percent -- high, if beneath the national rate least once in your life you doubt, as far as
was released and then used in the film “The of 9.6. It faces a recession-driven shortfall of Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. possible, all things.” -- Rene Descartes
Graduate.” roughly $15 billion for its next two-year budget,
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Council tackles retirement cost, drug abuse funding

By Yvonne Behrens high). The operating costs for The Healing Place in new programs. So presenting The Heal-
The Lynchburg Times An amendment suggested by Councilman are estimated at $2.5 million a year per re- ing House might be an additional hurdle.”
Michael Gillette was made to the paragraphs gion. Funding will be requested mainly Foster replied, “The old system is not
During their Oct. 26 working session, focusing on the VRS so that it now reads: from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic working. So maybe we can make this an op-
Lynchburg City Council decided to explore “Support legislation that provides locali- Beverage Control (ABC). In FY 2008, the portunity of looking at a new system. “
initiating statewide discussions on the Vir- ties with greater flexibility in making adjust- Virginia ABC had revenues of $307 million. At the end of the discussion, the Council
ginia Retirement System (VRS) fund and ments to VRS benefits in order to reduce In the past three years, the Virginia ABC decided that keeping the language loose and
the need to reform certain criteria that at increasing costs of the program. Department has realized an average of $13 not focusing on a specific program, whether
present are penalizing cities and counties [Alternately, support legislation to allow million in additional revenue over the previ- treatment or preventative, would more like-
across the state. localities the option to require employees ous year. ly result in receiving funding.
Councilman Hunsdon “H” Cary started hired before July 1, 2010 to pay the 5% em- Discussion turned to the pros and cons of
the discussion off by pointing out that the ployee share of VRS without requiring an requesting monies to establishing The Heal-
figure that had been presented as the city’s adjustment in salary.]” ing House in Lynchburg.
unfunded liability in the amount of $85 mil- The focus of the discussion then turned to Legislative Liaison, Linda McMinimy,
lion was unreal. “This is a figure based on a services providing prevention or treatment then suggested: “If you want the program
7% return on investment, a highly unlikely of substance abuse. put forward in a more general way then you
return in this economic climate, and other The Haven, Inc., a not for profit corpora- could ask for funding. It is a tough year bud-
variables such as how long people will live.” tion, initially chartered with the vision of a get wise. The Governor is already asking for
In other words, the amount of unfunded li- drug and alcohol free long-term supportive a 6% cut. We could put it forward if nothing
ability is more likely to be much higher. housing program for formerly homeless significant occurs in the ABC or transporta-
Lynchburg pays about 23 percent towards men and women in recovery from alco- tion areas.”
the VRS retirement fund, one of the highest holism and addiction, presented the City The Council spoke further about other
rates in the state due in part to the very gen- Council with what they feel is a model pro- programs and their success rate or lack
erous retirement package given to members gram for a residential recovery program, thereof. 1. MOVIES: In what Disney movie was Earth
in law enforcement hazardous duty posi- The Healing Place. With substance abuse in Gillette interjected, “There are some ad- referred to as “Section 17, Area 51”?
tions. Virginia costing public agencies over $600 vantages to pushing forward a program 2. MUSIC: What does the musical direction
Councilman Jeff Helgeson stated that the million annually in public safety and health like this. If it cannot be funded because the “subito” mean?
City needed to be proactive, not reactive care costs alone and with 64% of homeless budget is too tight, it won’t hurt us to have 3. ACRONYMS: What does B.P.O.E. stand
and “we need to figure out what needs to persons addicted to substances, there have tried.” for?
happen and make it happen. I don’t think to be working systems in place. Presently, Councilman Randy Nelson pointed out 4. SCIENCE: What term describes a plant’s
we should drop VRS, but we should be able substance abuse funding for Virginia’s Com- that as with the “VRS question and this is-
involuntary tendency to grow toward light?
to tweak it in some way. I don’t know if we munity Services Boards is inadequate. sue, we need to go in with a position that is
5. TELEVISION: What popular 1970s TV
can reduce benefits that current employees By investing in appropriate prevention and flexible enough to adjust. I agree that going
show featured a news writer named Murray
expect, but with people retiring earlier and treatment, Virginia could realize enormous in with a generic statement, ‘we need help’
living longer, if we could somehow address savings. In region 2000, The Healing Place is a better tactic than a specific position. Slaughter?
this.” has been identified as a best practice pro- Better to go in with something that will get 6. COMMUNICATION: What is the code
City Manager Kimball Payne pointed out gram in substance abuse treatment. It has approval. Retirement, substance abuse, all word for the letter “V” in international radio
that Lynchburg was not the only City hurt- demonstrated about a 70% success rate in of these affect all of us. We need help with alphabet?
ing from this situation. It is a statewide di- persons remaining sober for at least a year substance abuse. The Healing Place has 7. COMICS: Who was The Green Hornet’s
lemma. “We have to be sensitive if we do after program completion. statistically proven to be successful, but we sidekick?
something others cannot, this could poten- Foster pointed out, “As someone who shouldn’t look at it as the end all.” 8. U.S. STATES: Which of the United States
tially cause problems.” works in this area, a 70% success rate of peo- McMinimy stated, “Realistically, if legisla- has the nickname “Old Dominion State”?
The other hitch is that City Council can- ple remaining sober a year after completing tion has monies to spend, they usually put it 9. RELIGION: Who was the founder of the
not make changes to the system unless leg- the program is phenomenal!” in programs that have been cut rather than Methodist Church?
islation lets them. He suggested that in the 10. HUMAN ANATOMY: What is a more com-
past, there have been communities that have mon name for the nares?
become voices for a particular issue. “May-
be we should initiate a statewide discussion
on this issue.”
1. “Lilo and Stitch”
“It will require some energy on your parts
but quite frankly, your voices are more pow-
2. Suddenly
erful than ours,” Payne continued. 3. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Mayor Joan Foster suggested that there 4. Tropism
might be even more power if Region 2000 5. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”
presented as an entity. “We are all in the 6. Victor
same boat and something has to be done.” 7. Kato
She continued. (Campbell County and Bed- 8. Virginia
ford County do not have the safety services 9. The Rev. John Wesley
benefits that Lynchburg added some years 10. Nostrils
back so their fiscal obligations are not as © Copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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In an office environment, these men and women
learned in the past two years, in particular, is the would be the ideal hire: strong loyalty to the brand,
optimistic in that bright-eyed and bushy-tailed way --
power of prayer.
even first thing in the morning. They “bag” their own
“I just wanted it to be understood that, after lunches for the most part, and they show a desire to
the season that I had, or the last four years I pitch in at the end of the day ... you know, most of
had, I found the power of prayer, and that it’s them put away their toys.
something that I really believe in,” he said after They are doctors, lawyers, salesmen, union work-
ers and middle managers ... but on Sunday, regard-
less of gender, they all become the 12th man.
The term “12th man” grew out of Texas A&M Uni-
versity in the early 1920s, during a game against
Centre College, then the nation’s top-ranked team.
The lore goes something like this, according the Ag-
gie press guide:
“As the hard-fought game wore on, and the Ag-
1. In 2008, J.J. Hardy became the third shortstop gies dug deeply into their limited reserves, Coach
Mac Wins the Cheese in Milwaukee Brewers history to hit 20-plus home Dana X. Bible remembered a squad man who was
runs in a season twice. Name the other two. not in uniform. He had been up in the press box
Jamie McMurray’s victory in the Bank of Amer- 2. In 1933, Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein won the helping reporters identify players. His name was
Triple Crown in the National League, but did not E. King Gill, and was a former football player who
ica 500 represented a charge he leads alone.
Though he’s not in the Chase, Jamie win the league’s MVP Award. Who did win it? was only playing basketball. Gill was called from
McMurray didn’t make the Chase for the the stands, suited up, and stood ready throughout
McMurray (shown with car owner Chip 3. From 2000 through 2009, how many times did a
Sprint Cup. What he has done is win three of Ganassi) will be known for winning the the rest of the game, which A&M finally won 22-14.
quarterback win the Heisman Trophy?
the season’s prestigious events. Earlier in the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400 and Bank When the game ended, E. King Gill was the only
4. Name the two Chicago Bulls before Derrick
season, McMurray won the Daytona 500 and of America 500 this season. (John man left standing on the sidelines for the Aggies.
Clark/NASCAR This Week photo) Rose in 2009 to win the NBA Rookie of the Year
Brickyard 400. Gill later said, “I wish I could say that I went in and
In 2007-2008, Chase drivers won all 10 Chase ran for the winning touchdown, but I did not. I simply
5. Who was the last Vancouver Canuck before
races. McMurray broke that string by winning the winning at CMS. “When I got to victory lane in stood by in case my team needed me.”
Henrik Sedin in 2009-10 to lead the NHL in scor- Two things strike me about that story. Dana X.
autumn 2009 race at Talladega and did it again Daytona, that’s what I was thinking about. You ing for a season? Bible and E. King Gill may just be the best names
on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speed- know, I was crying, obviously because I was 6. When was the last time before 2010 that Chile’s for a coach and bench player in the history of col-
way. happy, but also because you feel like a prayer men’s soccer team won a World Cup game? lege sports, and it probably wasn’t the very first
In other words, there is life outside the Chase. has been answered.” 7. How many Tour de France bicycle races in a time a “12th man” was called for. Still, it’s a pretty
Mainly it resides in the cockpit of the No. 1 Bass McMurray said he was praying during the final row did Spain’s Miguel Indurain win? awesome display when the entire student section is
Pro Shops Chevy. 10 laps. dressed in all maroon, standing with their thumbs up
McMurray’s Chevy outran Kyle Busch’s Toyota “I was like, you know, if I win this race, Lord, yelling “gig ‘em” for the entire game.
in the late stages of the Bank of America 500. Elsewhere, the 12th man is more or less the guy
if You don’t throw a caution, is what I said, and I
in the parking lot before the game, two packages of
“After coming so close (second) in the (Coca- win this race, I’m going to explain to people my
Answers brats for every six-pack on hand. There he sits, sur-
Cola) 600 earlier in the season, I really felt like feelings and why I felt that way.” rounded by friends and various condiments like the
anything less than winning (at Charlotte) would 1. Robin Yount (1980, ‘82) and Jose Hernandez baffling bread-and-butter relish. And why is it always
have been disappointing,” said McMurray. “We Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The (2001, ‘02). half full? With the exception of a Chicago hot dog, I
had such a great car in the spring, and it just Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was 2. Pitcher Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants. have never seen anybody use the relish. But there it
wasn’t good enough on the short run. named writer of the year by the National Mo- 3. Eight times. stands, stoic in its plastic bottle, enduring the direct
“Man, it was just our night. Our car was unbe- torsports Press Association in 2008. His blog 4. Michael Jordan (1985) and Elton Brand (2000). sun, waiting faithfully like E. King Gill -- and ticketh-
lievable those last 25 or 30 laps. It was effortless olders the parking lot over -- for that one chance to
NASCAR This Week ( 5. No Vancouver Canuck led the NHL in scoring
for a season before Sedin. enter the game.
to drive, and it had a lot of speed in it. It was just features all of his reporting on racing, roots mu-
a really good night for us.” sic and life on the road. E-mail Monte at nas- 6. It was 1962.
Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter and publisher
McMurray’s first Cup victory occurred in the 7. Five, 1991-95.
of The Kansas City Luminary.
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Quilt auction, from 
In honor of patients and their families,
The quilts are on display at James River
Centra Hospice invites you to watch a
Conference Center through Nov. 5. Reading
the accompanying stories is heart-warming.
film about ending life well:
Layne’s quilt is dedicated in part to a teacher
she had in the 7th grade, Marsha Ponton.
“As 7th grade girls do, I would occasion- “Except for Six”
ally cry during a stressful event. One day in
class I was working on a project and began to An inspirational and informative jour-
cry. While some teachers would have sent me ney of three families facing challenges at
to the guidance counselor or the office, Ms. the end of their life. Brought to you by
Ponton didn’t scold me. She patted me on the Centra Hospice.
shoulder and said, ‘You can do this. I know
you can.’ I never forgot that moment and the
Airing on WSET ABC 13
confidence it gave me. I was just a little girl but
it is something that I never forgot. I have used
Nov. 14 and 21 at 4pm
those same words to comfort our residents in
Hospice,” Layne said. with the death of her grandfather from cancer.
Ehlinger—who maintains a friendly com- Her quilt highlights LCA’s school colors. It is
petitive quilting streak with Layne—also has in memory of her beloved ‘Papa.’
a quilt up for auction. The auction will also feature table runners, From left are Tamera Ehlinger, owner of Quilted Expressions on
“A friend of mine has a sister named Marilyn duffle bags and placemats made by partici- Old Forest Rd. and Terri Layne of Centra Hospice. The two are
who cared for her husband’s parents at home pants of all ages. planning their fifth annual Rainbow of Hope dinner and auction to
until they passed away and currently cares for benefit Hospice House. The event is Saturday Nov. 6 at Mountain
her own elderly father, who is increasingly About the quilt viewing, auction and “Ex- View United Methodist Church in Forest. For more information call
dependent on her. This year, Marilyn was di- cept for Six” television program
agnosed with breast cancer. This quilt is dedi- 434-385-6765 or visit
cated to Marilyn. My friend isn’t a quilter so The quilts will be on display along with and auction begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds from to helping a person live out the last months,
she made a nice set of matching pillow cases,” their stories from now through November the dinner and auction benefit Centra Hos- weeks and days of life as fully as possible re-
Ehlinger said. 5 at the James River Conference Center on pice House. gardless of age, race, culture or diagnosis.
One of the exhibitors was 14 year old fresh- Court Street and you can attend the auction The auction is free and open to the public. Hospice care is extended to the family, care-
man Mikayla Jobe. Her quilt is dedicated to at Mountain View United Methodist Church It is hosted by the legendary auctioneer Ricky givers, and friends. Hospice is for any person
her teachers and classmates at Lynchburg 1077 Viewpoint Lane, Forest, VA on Saturday, Pritt who has donated his time each year. Pritt with a life limiting condition and a prognosis
Christian Academy who have helped her cope November 6. Preview of the quilts is at 6:30 is with Watts Auction Realty Appraisals, Inc. of six months or less who is seeking comfort
of Rustburg. and relief of pain and symptoms rather than
To learn more about hospice you are invited curative treatment.
to watch a film about ending life well. “Except Comprehensive, culturally sensitive care is
for Six” airs on WSET channel 13 on Sun- offered for people of any background, faith,
days, November 14th and 21st at 4pm. This diagnosis or age. Certified hospice nurses with
hour-long inspirational documentary follows more than 20 years of experience in providing
the journey of three families facing challenges hospice care to patients and families. Care is
at the end of life. The film addresses a subject directed at effective pain and symptom man-
that most of us would rather ignore and hu- agement so the patient can be alert and as
manizes it. comfortable as possible.
For more information on the quilt viewing Hospice is paid for through the Medicare
and auction call 434-385-6765 or visit www. Hospice Benefit, the Medicaid Hospice Ben- efit and most commercial insurances.
For more information call 434-522-2655.
About Centra Hospice

Centra Hospice was founded in 1983 (as

Hospice of the Hills) and was one of the first in
Virginia. Since it’s founding, Centra Hospice
has provided service to hundreds of patients
living in the central Virginia area. Patients Bert & Bonnie Limbrick
with a prognosis of six months or less, both CARS RENTAL
cancer and non-cancer illnesses are eligible and and
to receive hospice services. Hospice considers VANS SALES
the patient and family together as the unit of

According to Centra, Hospice provides
a team-oriented approach to expert medi-
cal care, pain management, and emotional
One of the exhibitors was 14 year old freshman Mikayla Jobe. Her quilt is dedicated
to her teachers and classmates at Lynchburg Christian Academy who have helped and spiritual support tailored to the patient’s 259 Old Town Connecter,
her cope with the death of her grandfather from cancer. Her quilt highlights LCA’s Madison Heights, VA
school colors. It is in memory of her beloved ‘Papa.’ Hospice is a philosophy of care committed
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• “Prewash fabrics that tend to shrink

before you use them to make cloth-
ing items. That way, the fit is more
accurate.” -- G.V. in Indiana

• Use a saltshaker to sprinkle sugar

on cookies. Make sure you label it if
you put it back in your cabinet!

• “I used double-face tape to adhere

a small magnet to my vanity mir-
ror to keep track of my tweezers.
The tweezers are held there by the
magnet, and I can always find them
when I need them.” -- W.L. in New
poems. I am curious about its monetary value. --
Lynn, Mobile, Ala.
• Add a pinch of cornstarch to beaten
eggs for a fluffier omelet. A: It depends on how early and rare your edition is.
Just because a book is old doesn’t necessary mean it
is valuable -- or even collectible. Check out www.abe.
• Keep your paintbrushes soft by com to see if your book is being offered by a dealer
and, if so, what its price is. This excellent website is
rinsing them with a little fabric soft- especially helpful in finding out-of-print books and de-
ener and letting them dry. They may Tintype termining their ballpark values. If you know the title,
dry stiff, but when you rinse them the author, the publisher and the edition, you should
be able to find it at this site.
before use, they will be perfect. Q: I have a tintype that has been in my family for 1. Is the book of James in the Old or New Testa-
many years. I think it is of a family member and ment or neither?
Q: I have a Koroyo Celedon water vase. One simi-
wonder if you can provide me with any helpful in- 2. From Joshua 10, the sun stood still while Josh-
lar to mine was recently given to a museum, and
• “When you are asked to mark your formation. -- Phyllis, Tewksbury, Mass.
it was valued at a very large amount. -- James, ua’s army destroyed what people? Amorites, Midi-
preschooler’s things for day care, Florence, Ariz. anites, Egyptians, Philistines
A: Most tintypes sell at regional antique shows for 3. How old was Abram when God changed his
the best marker for a bottle or sippy about $15 or $20 each. There are exceptions to every name to Abraham? 12, 17, 40, 99
A: You might contact the museum you referenced,
cup is nail polish. Use a bright color. collectible, and subject matter is one of those that ap- 4. From Genesis 9, who saw a rainbow in the sky?
since there probably is an expert on staff who can
ply to this early form of photography. If your tintype Adam, Moses, Noah, Abraham
It stays on forever and won’t wear shows a man in uniform (police, military or fireman,
help you. R&D Antiques is a business that special-
5. Who was David’s oldest brother? Jonah, Eliab,
izes in Oriental art and antiques. The owners also
off with washing.” -- K.L. in Georgia for example), or it is of an African-American, a child
are certified appraisers. Write to R&D in care of An- Joel, Agrippa
with a toy or animal, a man or woman in an unusual 6. From 1 Samuel 2, how many children did Han-
tique Land, 800 North Central Expressway, Plano, TX
costume, or someone who is prominent, your tintype nah have? 5, 10, 15, 20
75974. Also, check out this excellent website: www.
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eryday Things That Changed the World,” is avail-
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Big cars, safety and freedom: Romanian and

Lynchburg police compare notes
they would tour the police depart- them as their friends, someone they
ment, fire station and the city’s com- can rely on, someone they can reach
munications and emergency response on whenever they have a need. So it
command center. takes a while,” he said.
Tirle said he studied in the US from Tirle said there is an emphasis on
1994 to 1998 and had visited more a European concept called “proxim-
than 50 times since then and was well ity policing” which sounds similar
acquainted with the country but some to community policing in the United
of his colleagues were visiting the US States.
for the first time. “This kind of police officer would go
“They are surprised by the freedom to the public schools, go to the streets
and everything is large here. The and market places and talk to people
buildings, the roads, the supermar- and get close and closer to the com-
kets would be large. The cars would munity,” he said.
be large. It’s very generous space,” he Romania also faces challenges since
said. joining the European Union in 2007
Border Police Chief Iancu Nicolaie according to Tirle.
said he found it interesting to com- “Romania will be the eastern border
pare the real United States with the of the European Union,” he said. “The
impression left by watching so much 27 EU member states will help secure
American TV in Eastern Europe. Romanian and EU borders to make
Romania was part of the Soviet sure illegal immigrants don’t go over,”
Union’s Warsaw Pact and was ruled he said.
by Nicolae Ceauşescu from 1965 until Tirle said Romania will have the lon-
he was overthrown in a bloody revo- gest EU border of any member state
lution in 1989. and had recently obtained a high-tech
Tirle said that many of the current surveillance system to aide in border
public safety organizations existed in security.
a similar form during their decades of Romania has a population of
Communist rule but acknowledged 21,500,000 according to the Roma-
A group of Romanian officials visited Lynchburg recently to com- that there were many difficulties to nian Statistical Yearbook. More than
pare and study our public safety institutions as the Eastern Euro- overcome when the Iron Curtain fell. 600,000 people live in BiHor.
pean nation continues to reform after decades of Communist rule. “During Communism, Militzia, the
At center is Dr. Radu Tirle, President of the Bihor, Romania County former police department, would
Council. persecute people, would stress peo-
By Dan McDermott their weeklong stay. ple out, they would be very tough on NOTICE - ABANDONED VESSELS
The Lynchburg Times “We want to see how your institu- people. Today, the law enforcement is Notice is hereby given that the following vessels
have been abandoned for more than 60 days on
tions, your agencies work and take getting to the point where the people the property of Blue Ridge Marine, 4588 South
Lynchburg played host to a group of the best back home to reform our would see them as–maybe not their Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights, VA 24572,
434-455-2995. The vessels are:
law enforcement and public safety of- institutions. Some of these [group takes a while–but think A 2007 blue and white Bayliner, with hull identi-
ficials from BiHor, Romania Oct. 21. members] have hundreds or thou- about these people that had been in fication number BBBA06CSF607 and registra-
tion number VA 7568 BM.A 1983,
The delegation stopped by Lynch- sands of people working for them,” conflict with the Militzia. However, 17'6" Executive bowrider, brown and white,
burg’s Police Department after tour- said Dr. Radu Tirle, President of the more and more, especially the young- with hull identification number GALPE277M83A
ing Cook County Jail in Chicago and Bihor County Council. er folks, would see the law enforce- and registration number VA 8556 HH.
Application for Watercraft Registration/Title
meeting with officials from the De- Lynchburg Police Chief Colonel ment people like their partners. So it will be made in accordance with Section 29.1-
partment of Homeland Security. They Parks H. Snead, III welcomed the is a transition from enemy to partner 733.1 of the Code of Virginia if these vessels
also visited FBI headquarters during group at an 11am reception saying and hopefully one day they will see are not claimed and removed within 30 days of
the first publication of this notice.
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“Just the Way You Are” (Elektra) & Gentlemen” is considered by most to be the great-
2. Far East Movement f/ Cataracs & Dev .....No. 2 est Rolling Stones concert ever. This lavish boxed set
“Like a G6” (Cherrytree) PICKS OF THE WEEK includes the fully restored and remastered concert
3. Nelly . ..........................................................No. 4 film, a second disc featuring the “Stones in Exile”
“Just a Dream” (Derrty) “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (PG-13) -- “Scott documentary, and a third disc packed with special
4. Katy Perry ..................................................No. 3 Pilgrim” is not only the most stylistic and visually features including television interviews and footage
“Teenage Dream” (Capitol) engaging films of the year, it also is one of the most
5. Usher feat. Pitbull . ....................................No. 5 enjoyable. Michael Cera stars as the titular Pilgrim,
“DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” (LaFace) a Canadian slacker who plays bass in an indie band
6. Rihanna ......................................................No. 8 and finds himself in the awkward and life-threatening
“Only Girl (In the World)” (SRP/Def Jam) situation of falling in love with the uber-hip and out-
7. Taio Cruz ....................................................No. 6 of-his-league Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
“Dynamite” (Mercury) But before he can date her, he must defeat her seven
8. Taylor Swift entry deadly exes.
“Speak Now” (Big Machine) Kenny Chesney Sure, it’s a goofy and ridiculous premise, but in
9. Flo Rida feat. David Guetta . ...................No. 10 this fantasy comic book/video game-based universe
“Club Can’t Handle Me” (Poe Boy) where Pilgrim and his friends reside, it makes perfect
10. Eminem feat. Rihanna . ...........................No. 7 sense, because here everything and everyone exist Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth
“Love the Way You Lie” (Web/Shady/Aftermath) Top 10 Hot Country Singles in a place where physical laws are all based on video- Winstead
games. Punch a dude hard enough and he’ll fly back
Top 10 Albums 1. Josh Turner . ..............................................No. 2 300 yards. Defeat an opponent, and he poofs out of
“All Over Me” (MCA Nashville) existence, leaving nothing but a shower of golden from the Australian leg of the tour. Also included in the
1. Toby Keith . entry 2. Easton Corbin . ..........................................No. 4 coins, a la Mario. individually numbered boxed set is a scarf, a movie
“Bullets in the Gun” (Show Dog-Universal) “Roll With It” (Mercury) Of the hundreds of films based on comic books, poster, two 35mm film cells and a 60-page book.
2. Kenny Chesney .........................................No. 1 3. Darius Rucker ............................................No. 3 “Scott Pilgrim” is the first movie to perfectly replicate
the comic book experience and aesthetic. Check TV SERIES
“Hemingway’s Whiskey” (BNA) “Come Back Song” (Capitol Nashville)
3. Bruno Mars entry 4. Kenny Chesney .........................................No. 1 it out. This film’s charm and whimsy shouldn’t be
missed. “Doctor Who” The Complete Fifth Series
“Doo-wops and Hooligans” (Elektra) “The Boys of Fall” (BNA)
“Golden Girls” 25th Anniversary Complete Collection
4. Eminem ......................................................No. 5 5. Sugarland . .................................................No. 5
“Sherlock: Season One” (NR) -- “Doctor Who” “Lie to Me” Season Two
“Recovery” (Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) “Stuck Like Glue” (Mercury)
producer Steven Moffat has managed to do what “Californication” The Third Season
5. Zac Brown Band ........................................No. 3 6. Taylor Swift ................................................No. 7
most people thought impossible: Bring to the small “The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity
“You Get What You Give” (Southern Ground/Roar/ “Mine” (Big Machine) Sword” Vol. 2
screen a modern-day Sherlock Holmes series that
BiggerPicture/Atlantic) 7. Zac Brown Band feat. Alan Jackson .......No. 9 “Superman/Shazam” The Return of Black Adam
is not only exciting and entertaining, but also man-
6. Waka Flocka Flame entry “As She’s Walking Away” (Capitol Nashville) “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 4 Raw and Uncensored
ages to make the detective relevant in a world of cell
“Flockaveli” (1017 Brick Squad/Asylum) 8. Rodney Atkins ...........................................No. 8 “Men of a Certain Age” The Complete First Season
phones, internet and CSI units. Benedict Cumber-
7. Linkin Park .................................................No. 8 “Farmer’s Daughter” (Curb) “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” The Complete Series
batch (“Atonement”) stars as Holmes, and he deliv-
“A Thousand Suns” (Warner Bros.) 9. Brad Paisley . ...........................................No. 12 “Whale Wars” Season 3
ers a performance that rivals even the great Jeremy
8. Katy Perry ................................................No. 18 “Anything Like Me” (Arista Nashville) “Metalocalypse” Season 3
Brett’s -- a feat I didn’t think possible. Martin Freeman
“Teenage Dream” (Capitol) 10. Rascal Flatts .......................................... No. 11 (“The Office”) co-stars as Dr. Watson, and the chem- “Bill Moyers: Genesis -- A Living Conversation”
9. Trey Songz .................................................No. 7 “Why Wait” (Big Machine) istry between the two men is what makes the program
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Market at Main: great prices, amazing food

By Lauren Satterfield shampoo, but on the other side was a
The Lynchburg Times restaurant.
I was immediately greeted by a
In my day-to-day life I love to wan- young gentleman with an eager and
der the streets of Lynchburg, by either friendly face asking if he could help
foot or by driving, especially now that me. I asked for a table, sat down and
the weather is nice, cool and crisp. perused over the menu.
This is my favorite time to explore. Normally when I find smaller res-
On one of my daily explorations I taurants I am always wary of the pric-
came across a place on Main Street es. Some smaller places have slightly
in downtown Lynchburg, just by the higher prices and the food is some-
corner of 9th St. and Main St.. times not worth it.
The Market at Main has a normal I am happy to report that this was
looking sign that automatically made not at all the case. The menu tanta-
me think of a market or little store. I lized my taste-buds with wonderful
was intrigued so I took a moment to sounding entrees at very fair prices.
walk in and check it out. Once inside I immediately ordered a coffee and
the nice warm tone colors enveloped looked over the menu, trying to nar-
me and this amazing smell took to the row my choices down. I also noticed
While waiting for my food I took a better look around the restaurant. The
wind. that my waitress had the same eager shape was very similar to an older diner with a long thin rectangle shape.
Not only was this a store where and friendly face and attitude. I have Although there is almost no chrome there was a long bar that had nice
one could buy anything from wine to cozy bar-stools and tables on the other side, making a long walkway from
See Market at Main, 19
front to back. Also the kitchen was open and I was able to watch the
cooks as they prepared food.

scented Dawn liquid soap. It supposedly both

kills and repels fleas.
It’s important to note, however, that using dish
detergents or hand soaps to bathe your pet will
dry out their skin. This can lead to other prob-
lems, including rashes and sores, increased
allergies, and in general, a lot of discomfort for
your pet -- as well as making its skin more sus-
ceptible to future flea infestation. I would recom-
mend not using this method more than once a
month, or even once every two or three months.
And I’d encourage you to look for pet-friendly,
natural flea-repellent soaps, which are available
Do Home Flea Remedies Work? at pet stores.
Home remedies are probably not as fast or
DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My little dog “Gellie” effective as chemical remedies, and you’ll need
gets fleas quite often. A while ago in your to employ other methods to discourage fleas,
column a reader suggested washing the dog including vacuuming the house at least weekly.
with Dawn dish detergent and soaking her Sprinkle a little Borax in front of the doors or plant
collar in something. Do you know what that pennyroyal near your home’s entry points. Brush
something is? Also, how often should you your pet daily, especially if she goes outside at
bathe a dog? -- Frances M., Batavia, N.Y. all, to remove dirt or grass that fleas can ride in
After my breakfast I met Market at Main owner Rodney Taylor. on and dislodge flea eggs.
I was surprised when he introduced himself as I had originally DEAR FRANCES: Unfortunately I don’t have
thought that he was a member of the staff because as I watched the original column right at hand, but I did a little Send your pet questions and tips to ask@
the cooks and wait staff busy with cooking and catering to guests, research for you on home remedies for getting, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o
I saw this gentleman work just as hard and assist with everything. rid of these pesky biters. The website www.stop- King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475,
Many managers and owners don’t like to get their hands dirty and is the source of the dish detergent Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Find more pet advice
work alongside their staff, but Mr. Taylor was knee deep in the remedy: specifically, bathing your pet in lemon- and resources at
work with his crew. © Copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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The news
versity to help with the challenge. Chef and peas). Winning teams will be invited 29, 3:30 pm and Community Day, Satur-
Preston will create and present a dish to prepare their nutrition-packed meals day, October 30, 8:30 am to 1 pm at 17011
featuring brussels sprouts to warm up the alongside White House chefs. To rec- Forest Road, (Route 221)
team on Thursday. After that, the group ognize and share the culinary creativity
will get to work developing a healthy, kid nationwide the top ten recipes in each Welcome new market manager
friendly recipe. Ultimately, their submis- category will be published in a Recipes
sion must be taste tested by at least 30 for Healthy Kids Cookbook to share with Jennifer Kennedy, a proud native of
students who participate in the National students and families. Lynchburg, joins the city as the new
School Lunch Program. Community Market Manager. She has
Healthy Kids Challenge – part of the Join the Lynchburg Regional Chamber extensive experience working with local
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! of Commerce for three upcoming farmers and artisans and looks forward to
Initiative – will draw on talents of the Ribbon Cuttings working with the folks at the Market.
group, working together to develop tasty, Please stop by and say hello. She can
nutritious, kid-approved foods. Boudoir: Friday, October 29, 10 am in be contacted at jennifer.kennedy@lynch-
There will be a grand prize chosen by the Boonsboro Shopping Center or 434-455-4486.
the judging panel as well as a Popular
Burglary at Monte Carlo Restaurant Choice winner based on public vot- Home Recovery HomeAid, Inc.: Friday,
ing. The judges will also choose award October 29, 11 am at 5050 Fort Avenue, Send your news tips
The Lynchburg Police Department is
investigating a burglary that occurred at
winners for the top two recipes in each
category (whole grain foods, dark green
Suite B
and briefs to:
the Monte Carlo Restaurant located at and/or orange vegetables, and dry beans First Bank & Trust, Co.: Friday, October
3230 Old Forest Rd. Lynchburg. On Oc-
tober 25, 2010 officers responded to the
scene to investigate a burglary that oc-
curred the night before. A passerby no-
ticed damage to a window at the rear of
the business and notified the police. On
President Obama trying to tip the
scale in Hurt, Perriello race
October 24, 2010 at approximately 10:44
p.m., the business’ surveillance video
shows one subject entering a window.
Once inside, the unknown suspect took
an undisclosed amount of cash and alco- By Stephen Groves their campaigns. Congressman Perriello has been
hol. From the video, the suspect appears Virginia Statehouse News But Wood said, “It has the oppor- nothing more than a lap dog for the
to be 5’1” to 5’3” tall, small build, and was tunity to excite the Democratic base job killing Obama-Pelosi agenda,
wearing a hooded jacket/sweatshirt. Fur- President Barack Obama will be in Charlottesville.” Nearly three- representing their interests, not the
ther investigation revealed from recov- lending a hand in Virginia’s fifth quarters of voters in Charlottesville interests of Central and Southside
ered evidence that the suspect potentially congressional district, traveling to usually vote Democratic, he said. Virginians,” said the statement.
injured themselves during the crime.
Charlottesville on Friday to make The late timing of the visit with Perriello’s campaign responded by
Anyone with any information regarding
this crime or the identity of the suspect a campaign appearance for fellow only days before the Nov. 2 election saying that Perriello is independent
is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888- Democrat U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello. will also prevent Hurt’s campaign of the administration, and linked
798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime The freshman incumbent is in from producing a commercial criti- Hurt to former President George
Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestop- a tight race with state lawmaker cizing Perriello’s connections to W. Bush’s administration. to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS Sen. Robert Hurt, R- Chatham. The Obama. “The President and I disagree
plus your message” to 274637. two campaigns have been trading But there is also significant risk on some issues, but we agree that
punches the past month, and if the in Obama’s visit. While Democrats America cannot return to the failed
R.S. Payne takes part in Healthy Kids race wasn’t wild enough with inde- will be encouraged by the presi- Bush-Hurt policies that brought
Challenge Competition to improve pendent candidate Jeff Clark, the dent, independents may not give our great nation to the brink of eco-
school meals and the health of
president is now paying a visit. him a warm welcome, according to nomic ruin. The President knows
children across the nation
“It’s something of a roll of the Wood. I’m an independent fighter, that I
In their quest to win the national Healthy dice,” said Isaac Wood, a political “There is a trade-off for [Perriello’s work tirelessly for this district, and
Kids Challenge, students, staff and guests analyst with the University of Vir- campaign] for independents who that I’m interested in what we can
at R.S. Payne will hold their first research ginia Center for Politics, referring dislike Obama,” Wood said. accomplish together, rather than
and development meeting on Thursday, to the Perriello campaign deciding Hurt’s campaign already released what divides us,” said a release from
October 28, 2010 at 2 p.m. The group to bring in Obama. a statement “welcoming” Obama to Perriello’s campaign.
is required to use the talents of a profes- Many Democratic candidates have the district. In the latest poll, released by Roa-
sional chef, students, food service profes- tried to distance themselves from “His visit will further solidify the noke College on Oct. 18, Hurt leads
sionals and parents. Payne has brought the Obama administration during idea in the minds of voters that Perriello 46 to 40.
in Chef Preston Cravey from Liberty Uni-
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Centra 5K: running for a cause

Brookville HS junior Kaitlyn Brown came in first place in this year’s Some women ran the 5k, other walked and talked to their group of
I am Woman 5K, an event benefitting Children’s Miracle Network. friends, but I do believe my favorite participants were the ones who
Brown won 2nd place the previous two years. were pushing their strollers across the finish line. I stopped two
moms, Heather Tinnell and Jodie Kiser, both from Nelson County,
By Lauren Satterfield that was purchased recently for The Chil-
who were pushing their adorable little ones Mason Tinnell and Jo-
The Lynchburg Times dren’s Miracle Network, to replace the
cylynn Kiser during the whole race. Nothing says I Am Woman like
older unreliable van, so that now they can
doing a 5K while tending to little ones. I would love to see a man
It was a crisp cool morning with weath- easily transport children from different
try and manage that!
erman promises of a warm sunny af- hospitals in the area.
ternoon–just as long as you survive the The event started at a bright and early the ones who were pushing their stroll- 17, humbly accepted her trophy and was
thirty degree morning frost. Peaks View 8 am for registration and warm-up, with ers across the finish line. I stopped two congratulated all around.
Park was filled with Nike running shoes, the race beginning at 9 am. The walkways moms, Heather Tinnell and Jodie Kiser, After the runners finished the race there
comfy jogging pants and eye-catching were filled with various families chatting, both from Nelson County, who were was a refreshment and breakfast table
teal I Am Woman shirts. friends taking a pre-walk/jog and various pushing their adorable little ones Mason set up. Thanks to donations from Food
The ‘I Am Woman 5K’ began in 2007 as a circles of women stretching and having Tinnell and Jocylynn Kiser during the Lion and Centra Health the runners had
fun way to raise money for The Children’s laughs about the very chilly weather. whole race. Nothing says ‘I Am Woman’ fresh fruit like bananas and some yummy
Miracle Network which supports hospi- I slowly made my way over to the start- like doing a 5K while tending to little bagels to eat and enjoy. There were also
tals caring for babies and children. This ing line, enjoying the views of the park ones. I would love to see a man try and hundreds of mini water bottles and a lady
year they raised $12,695 for the cause. and stopping to make small talk with manage that! handing out free protein drinks.
100% of all donations and profits went various runners. From ages 7-72, women Over 400 women were registered to All in all it was a great day for a race.
to the charity. Centra Health has been in of all shape, size, color and age were out run, jog and walk the race. To some wom- The weather turned out to be nice and
charge of the 5K and director Kim Price making their way along the 5K. en like winner Kaitlyn Brown, a junior at warm and everyone was in good spirits.
was the eager face behind the scenes, Everyone was there to have a good time, Brookville high school, the event was a Apparently it rained last year.
standing by the path and encouraging the some local, some not. There was a lady race to come in first, to beat her own pre- The ‘I Am Woman 5k’ is held annually at
runners and walkers by cheering each in- whom I overheard talking about coming vious times and to have fun. Brown came Peaks View Park, located off of 501 North
dividual and clapping loudly. to Lynchburg all the way from Indiana. in second the previous two years. This towards Boonsboro. If you are interested
From the first moment I met Price she Mrs. Price told me also that in the past 3 year she finished in a spectacular 20 min- in coming out next year and joining in on
was very kind and welcoming. She ex- years she has seen people from D.C. come utes and 20 seconds, a time that is only the fun and good exercise you can visit
plained to me that only women are al- all the way down here to join in the 5K. second to the 19 minute time that set the closer to next
lowed to participate in the 5K, leaving Some women ran, other walked and bar in the first ever ‘I Am Woman 5K’ by October and fill out a form online or call
the men to cheer on the sidelines. Price talked to their group of friends, but I Rebecca Parsons. Brown came in second (434) 846-7449.
also showed me the new transport van do believe my favorite participants were on that race at a young 14. Brown, now
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Fox 2000 has plans to make a film with their music, al- berg, Justin Timberlake
though it probably won’t be about them. It will be more 4. Secretariat (PG) Diane Lane, John Malkov-
like the Abba play and film “Mamma Mia.” The film will be
produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced ich
“Hairspray” and the upcoming “Footloose” remake, due 5. Life As We Know It (PG-13) Katherine Heigl,
April 1, and John Stamos, who toured for years with the Josh Duhamel
Beach Boys, filling in for their late drummer, Dennis Wil- 6. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of
son. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures is moving ahead with its
Dennis Wilson docudrama, and to get it right, Sony has Ga’Hoole (PG) animated
HOLLYWOOD -- Did you know that Alan Alda was nomi-
brought his daughter and son on board as technical advis- 7. The Town (R) Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm
nated for 21 Emmys for “M.A.S.H.”? Or that he is the first
thespian to win Emmys for acting, writing and directing the
ers. No scriptwriter or cast has been announced. 8. My Soul to Take (R) Max Thieriot, John
Michael Grimm, winner of “America’s Got Talent” this Magaro
same show? In his career thus far, he has been nominated
summer, is living the American dream. As a result of his
1. Jackass 3D (R) Johnny Knoxville, Ryan
for 31 Emmys and won five times. He was Oscar nominat- Dunn 9. Easy A (PG-13) Emma Stone, Penn
exposure on the NBC show, he has been signed by Epic
ed for “The Aviator,” which won Best Picture, and he won
Records, and his first CD will be released in March 2011. 2. Red (PG-13) Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman Badgley
another Emmy Award in 2002 for “The West Wing.”
That said, moving on, he is now shooting Judd
This 3D thing is not going away. George Lu- 3. The Social Network (PG-13) Jesse Eisen- 10. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)
cas has announced he will turn all six classic “Star © Copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
Apatow’s film “Wanderlust” with Jennifer Anis-
Wars” films into 3D movies, starting with episode
ton and Paul Rudd, who play a married couple
one, “The Phantom Menace.” This isn’t sitting
who escape New York by going to a naturist vil-
well with longtime “Star Wars” fans, who thought
lage, run by Alda. He next shoots “Tower Heist,” ring as Jack Kevorkian. Al was great, as usual.
it was perfect the way it was and that this is just
starring Ben Stiller as the leader of a team of de- Did he meet Dr. Kevorkian before portraying him?
pure greed.
frauded workers planning a heist on Alda’s -- Britney F., San Antonio
It seems everyone is trying to find
penthouse. But first, he will guest on
new ways for us to buy more DVDs.
an upcoming “30 Rock.”
James Cameron, whose “Avatar” is A: Al Pacino told The New York Times that he did not
Charlton Heston’s former press
the top-grossing film of all time, says want to meet the doctor to prepare for his role, as he
agent has started a campaign to get
the late Oscar winner (for “Ben Hur”)
he’s going to turn the former top-spot wanted to discover the character himself and didn’t
holder, “Titanic,” into a 3D movie. feel that meeting him prior would be productive. He
a U.S. postage stamp. Why not? Bette
Meanwhile, a new release of “Avatar,” said he “prefers playing a real character, someone
Davis, Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra
still in 2D, will have 45 minutes of new who exists, because it gives a kind of credibility to
and even Bugs Bunny have stamps,
footage. We’ll have to wait until next
to name a few. Let’s face it, anyone what you are doing.” Al has since signed on to an-
year for the actual 3D Blu-ray release.
who can part the Red Sea, as he did in other HBO biopic, this one being a David Mamet-writ-
That means some of you could end up
“The Ten Commandments,” deserves ten film about Phil Spector. I am thinking he won’t be
buying three DVD versions of “Avatar”
to part the mail at the post office. Alan Alda meeting with Phil beforehand either.
for your video collection. Q: Is it true that a sequel to “Top Gun” is in the
Get ready for a double dose of the Beach Boys.
© Copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc. works? -- Fred D., Akron, Ohio

A: All MiG-28s point to “yes.” While it is still in the early

feel you should know will be revealed later. stages of development, “Top Gun 2” is in Paramount’s
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) While you’re sights, although the production company will not con-
to be admired for how you handled recent work- firm anything on the record at this time. Tom Cruise
place problems, be careful not to react the same was said to have been approached for a cameo in
way to a new situation until all the facts are in. the sequel, but studio officials are quick to deny that
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Rely on claim. I think it’s still a possibility that “Maverick” will
your keen instincts as well as the facts at hand make an appearance; they just want it to be a surprise
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty contin- when dealing with a troubling situation. Be patient. for us fans, so they are denying it. However, all of us
ues to impress everyone who needs reassurance Take things one step at a time as you work through nosy-pants on the Internet make surprises quite dif-
about a project. But be careful you don’t lose pa- it. ficult to pull off, wouldn’t you agree?
tience with those who are still not ready to act. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Pushing others too Q: I am glad to see that “Conspiracy Theory With
Your curiosity leads you to ask questions. However,
hard to do things your way could cause resentment Jesse Ventura” is back for its second season. I
the answers might not be what you hoped to hear.
and raise more doubts. Instead, take more time to was surprised truTV gave it the green light to go
Don’t reject them without checking them out.
ahead in the first place, since most channels try
explain why your methods will work. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be to stay away from anything even the slightest bit
Jesse Ventura
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be more considerate careful not to tackle a problem without sufficient controversial. -- Lisa J., via e-mail
of those close to you before making a decision that facts. Even sure-footed Goats need to know where Q: Can you tell me if Scott Caan of “Hawaii Five-o”
could have a serious effect on their lives. Explain they’ll land before leaping off a mountain path. is related to James Caan? -- Joyce C., via e-mail
A: I know what you mean, and I’m happy that truTV
your intentions and ask for their advice. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Appear- is sticking by its most controversial show (its record-
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might have to ances can be deceiving. You need to do more A: Scott, 34, is indeed the son of legendary actor
breaking ratings for its first season didn’t hurt, either).
defend a workplace decision you plan to make. Col- investigating before investing your time, let alone James Caan. Scott, who plays Danno in the re-
The governor himself told me how proud he is of the
leagues might back you up on this, but it’s the facts your money, in something that might have some vamped version of the hit 1970s police drama, has
network for taking a chance on his show: “I give truTV
that will ultimately win the day for you. Good luck. been building quite a resume for himself. He has ap-
hidden flaws. a lot of credit. They’re showing a great deal of cour-
LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat’s co-work- peared in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your recent age for putting this show on television. They came on
ers might not be doing enough to help get that “Ocean’s Thirteen,” as well as “Varsity Blues” and
stand on an issue could make you the focus of board with both guns blazing. I have to tell you that I
project finished. Your roars might stir things up, “Into the Blue.”
more attention than you would like. But you’ll regain couldn’t be happier.” For more of my chat with Gov.
but gentle purrr-suasion will prove to be more ef- your privacy, as well as more time with loved ones, Ventura, go to Trust
Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O.
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care for needs help with a problem. Give it lovingly a trusted confidante. You would be a wonderful Q: I finally had the chance to see “You Don’t interviews, visit and twitter.
and without judging the situation. Whatever you teacher and a respected member of the clergy. Know Jack,” the HBO movie with Al Pacino star- com/Celebrity_Extra.
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Market at Main, from 15

been to many restaurants and many

of the waiters and waitresses just
drip sarcasm and bad moods, but not
this place. Thee wait staff that I met
seemed very genuine and friendly.
• On Nov. 12, 1799, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, That is something to respect about a
an early American astronomer born in Vermont, business.
witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a The coffee came in a cup that had a
ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass’ journal en- logo for Sweet Briar college. I found
try is the first known record of a meteor shower
this a little odd, and when I looked
in North America.
around the restaurant to see other
• On Nov. 11, 1885, George Smith Patton, one coffee cups I found that mine was not
of the great American generals of World War II, the only odd one. There seemed to be
is born in San Gabriel, Calif. Patton was one of different cups all over the place. The
the most controversial of the U.S. commanders, colors varied from black to white with
known to make eccentric claims that he was a
different shapes, sizes and logos. I felt
direct descendant of great military leaders of
the past through reincarnation. like I was back in my own kitchen,
surrounded by thirty coffee cups that
• On Nov. 8, 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad do not match.
Rontgen becomes the first person to observe I finally decided on my breakfast and
X-rays. Rontgen’s discovery occurred acciden- ordered the ‘house specialty’ Sweet The first bite was an explosion of flavor in my mouth. I was beyond
tally in his Wurzburg, Germany, lab, where he Potato Pancakes with sausage and a
was testing whether cathode rays could pass impressed. The sausages (included in the price of the pancakes)
through glass.
side of cheesy grits. were nice, plump round patties that were lightly browned, not the
While waiting for my food I took normal small thin burnt-looking things that I have been served in
• On Nov. 10, 1932, Roy Scheider, the actor a better look around the restaurant. various places before. The $1.50 grits were very cheesy and very
best known for his role as the police chief of a The shape was very similar to an old- yummy. And the $5.95 sweet potato pancakes? Well there is a rea-
beach community terrorized by a killer shark in er diner, complete with the long thin son that they call them the house specialty and I was not let down
the 1975 movie “Jaws,” is born in Orange, N.J. rectangle shape. Although there is al- by how good they were!
“Jaws,” directed by Steven Spielberg, became
most no chrome, there was a long bar Rodney Taylor. I was surprised when Market at Main is open for break-
the first movie in history to gross more than
$100 million. that had nice cozy bar-stools and ta- he introduced himself, I had origi- fast and lunch only. The restaurant
bles on the other side, making a long nally thought that he was a member also provides free wireless internet.
• On Nov. 14, 1941, “Suspicion,” a romantic walkway from front to back. Also the of the staff, because as I watched the “We are currently working on a din-
thriller starring Cary Grant and directed by kitchen was open. I was able to watch cooks and wait staff busy with cook- ner menu,” Taylor said, so we can all
Alfred Hitchcock, makes its debut. The film the cooks as they prepared food. ing and catering to guests, I saw this look forward to that in the not so dis-
marked the first time that Grant and Hitchcock
Before I knew it this large plate of gentleman work just as hard and as- tant future. For now though I am con-
worked together. The two would later col-
laborate on “Notorious,” “To Catch a Thief” and food appeared in front of me. I had sist with everything. Not all manag- tent with just eating the wonderful
“North by Northwest.” expected to wait awhile because the ers and owners like to get their hands breakfast. Market at Main has been
restaurant was a little busy but the dirty and work alongside their staff, open since January and is still going
• On Nov. 13, 1974, 28-year-old Karen Silk- food came out promptly and looked but Mr. Taylor was knee deep in the strong.
wood, a technician at a plutonium plant oper- too good to eat. work with his crew. Market at Main is open from 7 am
ated by the Kerr-McGee Corporation, is killed in The first bite was an explosion of Taylor took a few minutes to sit - 2 pm Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3 pm Sat and
a suspicious car accident near Crescent, Okla.
She was on her way to a meeting with a re-
flavor in my mouth. I was beyond down with me and ask how my meal 8 am - 3 pm on Sun. They are located
porter for The New York Times, reportedly with impressed. The sausage were nice, was. I could not get out enough good at 904 Main Street and the telephone
a folder full of documents that proved that Kerr- plump round patties that were lightly words about the great quality of the number is 434-847-9040. You can
McGee was acting negligently when it came to browned, not the normal small thin food and the service. When asked either eat in or carry out. Also they
worker safety at the plant. burnt looking things that I have been from where he orders his stock of can do boxed lunches for business
served in various places before. The food and beverages he replied with a meetings. So walk, run, hop, skip or
• On Nov. 9, 1989, East German officials open
grits were very cheesy and very yum- smile, “I only buy Virginia goods. We drive over to the Market at Main and
the Berlin Wall, allowing travel from East to
West Berlin. The following day, celebrating my, and the sweet potato pancakes– use Greenberry Coffee–that origi- treat yourself to some delicious Sweet
Germans began to tear down the wall, reduc- well there is a reason that they call nated in Charlottesville–and various Potato Pancakes or anything else on
ing it to rubble that was quickly snatched up by them the house specialty and I was ingredients from local farmers. If it’s their great menu.
souvenir hunters. not let down by how good they were. not from Virginia, then we don’t want
© Copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc. After my breakfast I met the owner it.”
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According to a fact sheet by the National In-

stitutes of Health, those of us living above the
42nd parallel (approximately above a straight
line from Boston to Northern California) likely
don’t get enough sunlight from November to
February to produce synthesis. Additionally, we
seniors can’t synthesize sun-induced vitamin D
as well as we once could.
Vitamin D Is Vital for Bone Health Supplements are tricky, too. The amount of
vitamin D needed on a daily basis is apparently
Nearly half of patients who go in for orthope- up for debate. Different sources quote different
dic surgery are seriously deficient in vitamin D, amounts needed for bone strength. Too much
according to a recent study. Being deficient in is as bad as too little.
that vitamin compromised healing. Best bet: Write down everything you eat for a
Maybe if the patients had enough vitamin D week, including drinks, and take it to your doc-
to begin with, they wouldn’t have needed sur- tor. Ask if you’re getting enough vitamin D in gradually. Fatigue and weakness make it a heroic
gery in the first place. The D vitamin is essential your diet alone, or if you need a supplement or feat to get through the day. Hair might fall out. Skin
for bone health and muscle function. It helps a diet addition. becomes dry. Affected people feel cold when others
the body absorb calcium and can help ward off If you’re scheduled for surgery, ask your doc- are comfortably warm. Constipation is a common
osteoporosis. tor for a vitamin D test first to make sure your complaint. Menstrual cycles are erratic. Weight is
There are three ways we can get enough levels are in the right range. gained in spite of a poor appetite and a decreased
vitamin D: exposure to the sun, eating certain intake of calories.
foods and taking supplements. Most foods don’t Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot person- In addition to these signs, the gland often en-
have a lot of the vitamin, but these do in varying ally answer reader questions, but will incorporate larges -- becomes a goiter.
them into her column whenever possible. Write to Although Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and the resulting
amounts: fortified orange juice, many types of
her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. hypothyroidism are serious conditions, treatment is
fish, eggs and dairy products, and some cere-
Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e- straightforward: Supply the missing thyroid hor-
als. mone. Once on the pill form of the hormone, signs
Sunlight is tricky, especially in the winter. mail to
and symptoms disappear. It takes time, however,
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before a person notices big changes for the better.
The booklet on thyroid disorders discusses condi-
tions of both under- and overactive thyroid glands
some of those long paragraphs. Energy Vanishes When in detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr.
• The length of time to process a claim has to
be averaged out because obviously more than Thyroid on the Blink Donohue -- No. 401W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL
32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no
one person has a claim going. cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have taught fourth
• The length of time to process the average printed name and address. Please allow four weeks
grade for 20 years. This year I couldn’t wait for
claim is not harmful if you happen to fall on for delivery.
the summer break. I was feeling fine at the be-
the “fast end.” ginning of the year, but as the months passed,
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Our 21-year-old daughter
• The alleged illegality (long processing times) I could hardly make it through the day. I had no
has been diagnosed with peripheral neuropa-
doesn’t in itself cause injury. energy.
thy. Her finger turned a shade of blue. She went
• There is already a pilot program with a new My husband insisted that I see a doctor. I did.
Hurry Up and Wait
to the emergency room and got the diagnosis
rule wherein disability claims (ones that are al- The first doctor told me I was depressed. The
there. What kind of doctor should we consult to
ready in the works) must be wrapped up in 90 second one took a longer time with me and or-
determine if this is her condition? -- V.C.
dered a batch of blood tests. My thyroid gland
Another veteran-related lawsuit has been days -- at 10 regional VA offices.
isn’t working. I have a condition with a foreign-
denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. While this lawsuit was winding its way ANSWER: Your family doesn’t have a history of hav-
sounding name. Do you know what I’m talking
through the court, the VA came out with two ing peripheral neuropathy, right? So let’s remove all
The Vietnam Veterans of America and the about? Will you expand on it for me? -- T.Y.
forms to help speed the process. If you fall the genetic causes of it from consideration.
Veterans of Modern Warfare filed suit, saying Twenty-one is young to come down with it. It’s
that the length of time it takes for claims to be into these categories, this might save you ANSWER: I’m sure you’re referring to Hashimoto’s
more of an older person’s illness. People with dia-
processed is illegal. The suit didn’t dwell on some time. Go to online and thyroiditis. The Hashimoto name is not recognized
betes and a few other diseases also are targets for
the problems veterans go through while wait- search for VA Form 21-526 if you’re filing for by most people. It is, however, in our part of the
it, but your daughter is in otherwise good health.
ing, only the length of time itself. They asked the first time, or VA Form 21-526b if you have world, the most common cause of hypothyroidism
A blue finger isn’t a usual sign. Your daughter
an active service-connect file. Or call the VA at -- a nonworking thyroid gland.
for an order to the Department of Veterans should see a neurologist or a vascular specialist to
The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of
Affairs to respond within 90 days for an initial 1-800-827-1000. confirm this diagnosis, which appears a bit strange
the neck. Thyroid hormone keeps all body cells and
claim and 180 days for appeals. to me.
organs working at their peak efficiency. In Hashi-
The court’s denial is full of long phrases and Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Fea- moto’s thyroiditis, the immune system has attacked Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual
referrals to other cases. The court seems to tures Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, the gland for reasons that are not clear. It’s yet letters, but he will incorporate them in his column when-
object to the “class” aspect of it, as opposed to Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to another example of an autoimmune disease, one ever possible. Readers may write him or request an order
one individual filing, saying you can’t claim an where the immune system turns on its own body. form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,
Signs of a lack of thyroid hormone come on Orlando, FL 32853-6475.
injury for someone else. Here’s a summary of © Copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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ABC privatization plan looking for

right fit in General Assembly
By Stephen Groves board in hopes of passing it during the some more work to do on the plan. Various ideas have been floating
Virginia Statehouse News regular session. There were some objections brought up around the statehouse – such as the
McDonnell is hoping to generate a by legislators.” state keeping the wholesale part of
Gov. Bob McDonnell is insisting his windfall of money for the state’s trans- McDonnell’s plan faced opposition ABC, said Sen. Dick Saslaw, D- Spring-
liquor privatization ambitions may be portation needs by selling off Virginia’s from Democrats and hesitation from field. By keeping the right to distribute
down but not out. 76-year old monopoly on the sale and Republicans in the statehouse. Many alcohol, more money would keep on
When McDonnell announced he distribution of hard liquor. were concerned that the plan left a $47 flowing into the general fund. But the
wouldn’t call a special session of the “All I want to do is break up the gov- million hole in revenue that the Alco- governor couldn’t raise as much mon-
General Assembly to privatize liquor, ernment monopoly,” the governor said holic Beverage Control stores currently ey for the transportation fund, which
it sounded like a death knell. But he is on WTOP radio Tuesday morning. “… make. would lack the $160 million that would
promising to go back to the drawing We got to the point where we had still McDonnell’s aides have argued that come from selling wholesale licenses.
other efforts by the Government Re- “As a former legislator himself, the
form Commission would make up for Governor is fully cognizant that the

Local pet of the week

the loss of that money, but that didn’t process of involving all stakeholders
satisfy many lawmakers. surrounding an issue, agreeing on gen-
McDonnell’s challenge is to find a plan eral goals and specific provisions and
that sits well with the General Assem- then drafting an actual bill takes time,”
bly. Lawmakers like the idea of a cash said Speaker of the House Del. Bill
windfall from selling the liquor monop- Howell, R- Fredericksburg, in a state-
oly, but keeping the flow of money that ment. “A lot has been learned already in
ABC stores provide may be difficult. discussions this summer and fall about
“I think there have to be big changes how best and most effectively to end
to the proposal as it’s currently written the outdated government monopoly on
if it’s going to be successful,” said Del. the sale of distilled spirits.”
Bob Brink, D- Arlington. But Democrats remain skeptical. For
Republicans applauded McDonnell’s some, the plan isn’t about the dollars
decision to hold off on the legislation and logistics of privatization, and boils
until the regular session. The governor down to an ideological divide.
pledged to bring it up on the first day of “Why would you even want to sell the
the General Assembly session. ABC stores? That’s what I can’t figure
“I do feel the governor made the right out,” said Saslaw. “… I don’t have a mor-
decision to take the matter up in the al problem with the ABC selling prod-
regular session when all facets and im- ucts.”
plications of the various current pro- Saslaw, the Senate majority leader,

Luna Marie
posals and views are better known and said ABC provides a good source of
can be fairly evaluated,” said Sen. Wal- revenue and sees no reason to change
ter Stosch, R- Glen Allen. it.
Del. Glenn Oder, R- Newport News, While the state may need money
Meet Lynchburg’s new Pet of the Week: earns a belly rub and treat after each time said that the final plan has to maintain for transportation, ABC privatization
Luna Marie Moldvay, a purebred Siberian she is fussed at, talk about training your the revenue stream that ABC brings in money does not add up without in-
Husky who is 100% spoiled! Seth Mold- owners. Some of Luna’s favorite things and generate a windfall for transporta- creasing the number of alcohol retail-
vay of Hurt, Va found this once smaller are her squeaky hamburger toy, any form tion. ers, Democrats said.
puppy online one day and instantly feel of cat food, barking at and occasionally “I think we need to stay on course to “When you correct one problem, it
in love. Since day one Luna has tripled trying to heard cows and eating freshly develop a plan to get Virginia out of the creates another problem,” Brink said.
her size and has learned how to wrap her dropped pears (see above) from her fa- business of selling liquor,” he said. A Joint Legislative Audit and Review
owner around her paw. Recently Seth vorite tree in the front yard. Several bills, with different proposals Committee (JLARC) study analyzing
has found that Luna guilt trips him into Got a great story & photo of your pet? to sell off ABC, could be introduced in the estimates of McDonnell’s plan is
feeling bad after he scolds her, and she the General Assembly. expected in the next few days.
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Virginians considering constitutional change on ballots

By Stephen Groves more rapidly. Lawmakers hope to give a break to completely disabled while serving in the
Virginia Statehouse News Conservatives are getting behind people on fixed incomes. Vietnam War. She said many other states
it because “it also stops government “They’re getting taxed out of their provide this exemption to help veterans.
As voters head to the booths next from growing,” said Del. David Albo, R- house,” Albo said. “All of the veterans here … in Virginia
week, they won’t only be deciding on Springfield. Right now, localities must go through that I’ve talked to are in support of it,”
who to send to the U.S. House of Rep- When the General Assembly has ex- the General Assembly to pass a program said Kim DeShano, the quartermaster at
resentatives – three proposals to amend cess money, lawmakers tend to put it giving tax breaks to low-income or dis- the Virginia Veterans of Foreign Wars.
the Virginia Constitution will also be on toward government programs, but when abled senior citizens. “They know how tough it is, especially
the ballot. that money runs out, it causes funding “This would allow localities to set their if you’re disabled, can’t work, and on a
The General Assembly would like to problems, Albo said. The rainy day fund own rates,” said Del. Mark Cole, R- Fred- fixed income.”
increase the cash cap on the “rainy day is a good way to save money. ericksburg. Over 700,000 veterans live in Virginia,
fund” by 50 percent, as well as offer more Both Democrats and Republicans seem It also lets localities determine if they but Puller said the new law would only
leniency in granting property tax exemp- to be supporting the proposal. It passed need the program in their area. apply to 7,300 of them.
tions to seniors and disabled veterans. the House and Senate unanimously. “It’s such a different world if you’re But the proposal has met resistance
The “rainy day fund” is an account the Albo said, “Both conservatives and in Danville or if you’re in Fairfax,” said from the Virginia Municipal League.
budget can rely on in tough economic liberals like the idea, but for different Mary Jo Fields of the Virginia Municipal Although the league said it was a good
times, but lawmakers are limited as to reasons,”– conservatives for its govern- League, a lobbying organization for lo- cause to help veterans, they always ad-
how much they can put into it when ment-curbing effect, liberals for its cash calities. vocate for local authority.
times are good. safety-net. The other initiative would help veter- “We felt the state should not be using
“The big benefit of it is the next time The other two initiatives deal with ans who are completely disabled from local taxes to give tax breaks,” Fields said.
we have a recession,” said Sen. George property tax exemptions for senior citi- their time in the service — or their sur- “There were other ways to grant that.”
Barker, D- Alexandria. zens and disabled veterans. One mea- viving spouses — by exempting them All three proposals must garner a sim-
The fund stood at $1.19 billion in 2007 sure would allow localities to grant real from taxes on their homes. ple majority on Nov. 2 in order to amend
but it has steadily declined during the estate tax exemptions to low-income se- Sen. Toddy Puller, D- Mt. Vernon, the constitution.
recession to $295 million. Increasing its niors without having to go through the sponsored the senate bill to amend the
cash cap could build the fund back up General Assembly. constitution. Her deceased husband was

fice. In the hallmark of the story, Pop performs

the life-changing “heart transplant” that Sean,
like every bullied child, needs.
Written by child-protection attorney Andrew
Vachss and illustrated by artist Frank Caruso,
“Heart Transplant” is more than a graphic novel.
Author and artist are in sync, each never over-
powering the other but delivering the message
-- that bullying can be overcome only by chang-
ing culture from within -- with images somehow
both elegant and coarse, images that mirror
“Heart Transplant” the work’s stark, hard-hitting story. Zak Mucha,
By Andrew Vachss and Frank Caruso, with Zak LCSW, provides explanations of what Sean --
Mucha, LCSW and the reader -- has experienced.
(Dark Horse Books, $24.99) The result is a response to bullying rooted not
Reviewed by Katy B. Olson in dogma, but in reality, not hammering home
the textbook answers that fail kids from Colum-
Sean is a pudgy 9-year-old kid whose turbu- bine to Virginia Tech, but whispering the truth,
lent home life parallels the heartless bullying he on a human level that appeals to kids and their
faces daily at school. One afternoon, he returns caretakers.
home to find his neglectful, drunk mother and Before publication, “Heart Transplant” was
her boyfriend-of-the-month murdered. While po- recognized and lauded by experts from edu-
lice and social workers debate what to do, an cators and psychologists to journalists and po-
older man walks in, claiming Sean as his grand- licemen. After its release, it will surely receive
son. Though Sean knows this isn’t true, he’s further acknowledgment, as well as prime real
aware of his choices, and he decides to leave estate in bookstores, libraries and classrooms.
with the man he comes to call “Pop.” But at its heart, the work is simply about the
Pop teaches Sean what love means -- not life-transforming and unalterable relationship
emotion, but behavior -- in an incredible sacri- between love and self-respect.
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Sudoku! Hocus-Focus
ACROSS 75 “Confound it!” 6 Overly 68 Polishes prose
76 Cubic meas. 7 Foster’s “__ Dog Tray” 69 “Stop, sailor!”
1 Potassium, e.g. 77 Mosque figure 8 __ Aviv 70 Time of your life
6 __ pole 81 Marine leader? 9 Palindromic preposition 71 “Dallas” matriarch by Henry Boltinoff
11 Scott’s “The __ Quar- 82 Helps with the dishes 10 Transmit by bytes 72 Wisecrack
tet” 84 Sao __, Brazil 11 The Mertzes’ income 73 Skeleton part by Linda Thistle
14 “Nova” network 86 Nev. neighbor 12 Suffix 74 007’s school
17 Idolized 87 Privy to 13 Unhappy 78 Tycoon
19 Fandango kin 88 Decree 14 Rocker Robert 79 Historian Durant
20 Maestro de Waart 89 Moving 15 Movie chimp 80 IQ crew
21 “Hulk” Ferrigno 90 Cotton __ 16 Largest African nation 82 “The Aeneid” queen
22 George M. Cohan bi- 91 Bleak critique 18 Sandwich shop 83 TV’s “Everybody
opic 92 Billie Holiday biopic 19 Cellist’s need Loves __”
25 Link letters? 97 Biblical city 23 Blocker or Aykroyd 84 Dated
26 Grant or Tan 98 Journalist Jacob 24 Piles up 85 Solid circle
27 Crow’s toe 99 __ podrida 30 Timber tree 88 Grow dull
28 CPR provider 100 Western desert 31 Decimal base 92 Endearing
29 Tenor Mario 103 Sherbet flavor 32 Hold up 93 Nest egg
31 Svelte 105 Coup d’__ 33 Baseball’s Chase 94 Diarist Anais
32 TV’s “__ & Greg”w 108 Fight site 34 Dolt 95 Light carriage
36 “El Cid” star 109 Actress Alicia 35 Bread or booze 96 Fate
37 Stardom 110 Applaud 36 Jurist Learned 97 __ Antonio, TX
40 Like pie? 111 Make wine divine 37 Party present 100 Mediterranean island
41 Squirrel away 114 Glowing 38 Lab critter 101 Sky stalker
43 Thomas More biopic 115 Robert Stroud biopic 39 Adage 102 Dock
49 Small shots 122 Dram 42 British pol 104 Stallone role How to play: Place a number in the empty boxes
52 Bother 123 Chou En-__ 44 Mozart’s “Cosi __ tutte” 105 Building wing in such a way that each row across, each column
53 Japanese dog 124 Prepared a potion 45 Giraffe kin 106 Diplomacy down and each small 9-box square contains all of
54 Social misfit 125 Aftershock 46 Up and about 107 In pieces
55 Throw in the towel 126 “Ask __ Girl” (‘59 film) 47 Tall story? 109 Saharan
the numbers from one to nine.
56 Cio-Cio-San’s sash 127 Terminate 48 First name in photog- 110 No gentleman
57 ‘86 Janet Jackson hit 128 Frequently raphy 111 “Babes in __” (‘37 mu- Difficulty this week: Challenging
58 Fresh 129 Electrical inventor 49 See 65 Across sical)
60 Billie of “The Wizard 50 South African activist 112 Sheffield slammer © Copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc. © Copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
of Oz” 51 WWII gun 113 Biblical book
61 Merino males DOWN 55 Resembling 116 Charleson or Carmi-
63 I.M. the architect 58 Couches chael
64 Manage 1 Author Angelou 59 Datebook abbr. 117 Rottweiler’s remark
65 With 49 Down, Thomas 2 Dairy-case buy 60 Candy quantity 118 Take-home This space is reserved for you. To help your business grow.
Jefferson’s veep 3 Oscar’s cousin 62 Cold-shoulder 119 Be in debt
66 Edwin Booth biopic 4 Genesis vessel 64 Transformer part 120 Marsh
72 Line 5 Parasite 67 Actress Peggy 121 Fairway accessory
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