The Sherando Times

Volume III, Issue 17

Stephens City • Middletown • Kernstown

April 27 – May 3, 2011

Jump start your garden

Virginia benefits from movies


Secrets of a tiger trainer



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Movies bring boffo benefits to Virginia
“The main priority of McDonnell’s administration is to spur economic development, and there are many pieces of that,” Caldwell said. “This film industry program is a major one for him because it attracts filmmakers to use the commonwealth as a location for their movies. And that brings investment in jobs, investment in restaurants, and it can provide significant economic development boost for the community in which the films are made.” McDonnell underscored that point when he announced that Eastwood, the famous actor and director, was shooting his movie about J. Edgar Hoover, the former FBI director, in Northern Virginia. The locations included Warrenton and The Plains (both in Fauquier County), Great Falls (Fairfax County) and the cities of Alexandria and Arlington. “Clint Eastwood is an American legend, and we are thrilled he chose Virginia for his film about the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” McDonnell said in a press release. “J. Edgar” stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hoover, who headed the FBI from 1935 until his death in 197. Also starring are Dame Judi Dench as Hoover’s mother, Naomi Watts as his longtime personal secretary, Ken Howard as the U.S. attorney general, Josh Lucas as aviator Charles Lindbergh, and Armie Hammer as the assistant director of the FBI. “Virginia is an excellent location for film production with its rich history and natural beauty, and we are working diligently to bring more film production like this to the Commonwealth,” McDonnell said. The state’s filmmaking incentives come with strict guidelines. The Motion Picture Opportunity Fund is not intended to cover 100 percent of the Virginia labor costs for filmmakers. In its application, the production company must show how much economic impact the film will provide for Virginia. The company also must have 100 percent of its anticipated financing in place at the time of request. Besides the Motion Picture Opportunity Fund, the commonwealth also has the Virginia Motion Picture Production Tax Credit program. To qualify for tax credits, film companies must spend at least $50,000 in “qualifying expenses,” film at least 50 percent of principal photography in the commonwealth and agree to include a “Filmed in Virginia” credit and Virginia logo in the final production. The Virginia Film Office and Virginia Tourism Corp. are pursing more than 15 active film projects.

Before the budget amendment, Virginia was at a competitive disadvantage because it couldn’t provide filmmakers adequate economic incentives, McClenny said. Consequently, Virginia was losing projects to neighboring states. But now, McClenny said, Virginia is beginning to see results. “We have to be competitive with whatever financial deal another state offers, so the incentives will allow Virginia to compete with other states like Georgia, New York and almost all neighboring states.”

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Clint Eastwood on the set of “J. Edgar” in Fauquier County.

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By Alexander Chang Capital News Service RICHMOND – For Clint Eastwood fans in Virginia, it was a thrill to hear that his latest film, “J. Edgar,” is set in parts of Fauquier and Fairfax counties. But for those communities, there’s a tangible benefit to playing such a supporting role: They’ll enjoy a financial boost from tourism and other economic spinoffs. The General Assembly recognized the economic value of enticing filmmakers to shoot movies in Virginia during its “reconvened session” in April. Legislators approved a state-budget amendment to add $1.5 million to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Motion Picture Opportunity Fund for the 01 fiscal year. That means the fund will have $3 million to provide incentives for filmmakers to shoot in Virginia. Those incentives include an exemption from state sales taxes, an exemption from hotel taxes for stays of 30 days or more in some localities, and grants or rebates for qualified projects, according

to the Virginia Film Office. “For the film office, it’s going to allow us to recruit more projects to Virginia and provide more job opportunities for Virginians,” said Rita McClenny, the state’s film commissioner. “The money that companies spend on a variety of goods and services, from hotels to transportation equipment and to construction equipment, it will benefit Virginia businesses from a tax collection standpoint and a business opportunity standpoint.” In 009, the direct and indirect impact of Virginia’s motion picture and video production industry was about $346 million and supported more than ,700 jobs in the state, according to Jeff Caldwell, McDonnell’s press secretary. Caldwell said the films, documentaries, commercials and multimedia productions shot in Virginia contribute to the commonwealth’s economy. They provide job opportunities because companies often hire Virginians for their production teams, he said.

Lately when I turn on the light switch in the bedroom, the switch goes up but then drops loosely down to the halfway position. Why is the switch doing this? — Jacob C., Cleveland The switch is broken and must be replaced. There’s no fixing it, but the part is not expensive. Replacing a switch isn’t an especially difficult task, but if you’re at all uncertain about doing it or totally inexperienced with electrical tasks, have an experienced friend replace the switch, or hire an electrician. If you’re determined to do it yourself, great. You’ll need a standard screwdriver and needle-nosed pliers, and keep a wire cutter/stripper nearby in case it’s needed. A voltage tester (or multimeter) is important to make sure no electricity is coursing through the circuit during the replacement job. You’ll also want to purchase the replacement switch. Turn off the circuit that controls the switch. The best way is to leave the light on and have a helper call out when you’ve switched off the correct circuit at the box. (Now is also a good time to label that circuit for the next time you need to switch it off.) To make absolutely sure that no power is reaching the switch, take the face plate off and use your voltage tester by placing one sensor tip against one of the two screws on the side of the light switch (you’ll see a wire attached to each) and then placing the other sensor tip against the second screw. If the tester does not light up, electricity is not flowing to the switch; if it does light up, electricity is still flowing and you should not start the repair until the problem is remedied. Once the power is off, gently remove the switch from its mounting brackets by unscrewing the top and bottom

screws of the bracket and easing it out. Locate the wiring connections on the side of the switch, taking special note of where the wires go. The “hot” wire (the one through which electrical current flows) is usually black or red in color, while the neutral wire is usually white (but sometimes blue or green). Loosen the connecting screws and detach the wires, using the needle-nose pliers. At this point, check the condition of the wires. If the exposed copper ends are frayed and there is a little wire to spare, consider trimming the Stay safe when doing electrical work. Never start a repair if you’re not certain the power is off, and have a helper nearby in case of emergency. If you’re not confident you can complete the task safely, contact a licensed electrician. old wire end and stripping insulation to expose the same length of twisted copper (just enough to hook around the screw). Attach the new switch, being sure to hook up the wires in exactly the same configuration. Tighten the screws and then ease the switch into its bracket and replace the mounting screws. Attach the faceplate. Test your work by turning the circuit back on and flipping the switch. Send your questions or comments to, or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. When in doubt as to whether you can safely or effectively complete a project, consult a professional contractor.
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RICHMOND – Under a new state law, Virginians will be allowed to bring their own wine into a restaurant – if the dining establishment allows. Senate Bill 19, which takes effect July 1, will allow any ABClicensed restaurant to permit customers to bring a bottle of wine into the establishment and drink it on the premises. Restaurants that have such policies will be able to bill customers a “corkage fee” – a service charge that usually ranges from $10 to $75. Currently, 6 states, including North Carolina and the District of Columbia, have corkage fees laws, according to Sen. Jeff McWaters, R-Virginia Beach, who proposed SB 19. He said the legislation will benefit both patrons and restaurants. “People who are collectors of wine (will) have to make the choice: Stay home, cook dinner, mess up the kitchen and drink that bottle of wine; or take that special bottle of wine to a nice restaurant and have them cook for you,” McWaters said. “We’re the fifth-largest state in wine production, but we’re the only state (among the major wine producers) that doesn’t allow for this.” McWaters said Virginia restau-

rants have been losing business to neighboring states that have legalize corkage fees. McWaters’ bill stirred a little controversy during the General Assembly’s recent session. It passed 7-13 in the Senate and 78-18 in the House. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed the bill into law last week. Restaurant owners are divided over the idea. A restaurant could lose customers if it doesn’t offer a corkage fee option, said John Van Peppens, owner of Fleming’s Richmond, a steakhouse and wine bar. But the restaurant could lose wine sales if it does offer one. Moreover, corkage fees may be higher than customers expect because they must offset broken stemware and other expenses. “When a guest calls me to bring in a nice bottle of wine and we have to tell them that it’s going to be a $0-$30 corkage, the guest is going to wonder in their mind, ‘Why do I have to pay that much money for a bottle of wine I paid for and drink it in your restaurant?’” Peppens said. “To me, there are a lot of negatives before the guest even arrives at the front door.” At the same time, corkage fee laws can help small, independent restaurants compete with chain restaurants. Ted Doll, owner of Zeus Gallery Café in Richmond, said chain res-

taurants fear corkage fees because a lot of their revenue comes from selling wine purchased directly from wineries. “What chain restaurants do is basically ensure to a winery that they’re going to sell X amount of cases a year, and buy it nationally and cut out two middlemen before paying for a product,” Doll said.

Independent restaurants, on the other hand, can make a profit by letting customers bring in wine and charging them a corkage fee, Doll said. “It might be some of the purest money I can make, in that I don’t really have to stock anything except for a glass and a corkscrew.”

by Matilda Charles

Strength training is the real deal
A recent study at the University of Michigan has convinced me to get started at the gym again. It concluded that while muscle loss is to be expected with age, we don’t have to accept it. Researchers even pinpointed exactly what we need to do to regain lost muscle tone and strength: resistance exercises, also known as strength training. With strong muscles we can continue to climb stairs and mountains, dig in the garden and row a kayak into advanced years. With muscle loss we might experience shaky balance, falls and bone fractures -- which can lead to loss of independence. The study from UM’s Physical Activity and Exercise Intervention Research Laboratory talks about how few seniors take part in strength training, and faults previous studies for not making it crystal clear just how great the

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benefit is. Maybe this is what has sent me back to the gym: the researchers’ absolute certainty that resistance training can bring gains in strength and development of lean muscle mass. They were even able to specify how much muscle we lose: nearly a half pound per year after the age of 50. So, I made an appointment with a personal trainer at the gym. He was very young -- but very smart: His first question was whether my doctor had approved my exercise plan. (Answer: yes.) Then he let me set my own initial weight levels on the machines and incorporated those into an overall plan of repetitions and sets for the next six weeks, at which time we’ll review. Even though many of us stop and restart exercise programs, the main thing is that we keep trying again, right? Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 3853-6475, or send e-mail to
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Spring has sprung at Sunflower Cottage
people can be seated at what Billie called “Lunch and Learn,” where a variety of topics are covered. The demonstrations have been as varied as learning tea etiquette, creating topiaries, and growing and using herbs. For the High Teas, individuals can just show up and partake, but groups need to schedule ahead for an appointment. For the big events, individuals also need appointments. Billie was excited to talk about upcoming public events that are in their near spring and summer future. On the 16th of April, as part of Historic Garden Week, which runs from April 16 to 3, the Garden Club of Warren County will have four homes on display and Sunflower Cottage is part of the tour. A buffet lunch will be available and visitors will be able to explore the gift shop, greenhouses and grounds. On April 7, from 1-3 p.m., there will be a Shenandoah Herb Society Open House. The grounds will open to the public at no charge. On May 9, High Tea will be offered for Mother’s Day at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and :30 p.m. On May 14 as part of the Warren County’s 175th anniversary Farm Tour, High Tea will be served at a discount price. Billie said that the day will be devoted to serving food to promote the agrarian lifestyle and to show how much pleasure

By Carol Ballard The Sherando Times out as a retail outlet complete with ing aspect. People bought plants, teaching seminars, festivals and left money in a box and even left High Teas, like it is today. notes letting them know what they Spring is finally here and at Sun“My husband and I both had wanted them to order for their next flower Cottage, greenhouses are careers in business, but we started visit. full of plants waiting for gardeners this because we always liked herbs Things changed though, when, to take them to new homes. It’s a and saw a demand for it and also a “We had the chance to buy this great local source for a huge variety need. No one was growing herbs property, and made it wholesale of hard-to-find herbs, fruit trees so we recognized it was something and retail. Now we’re open for and vegetables. we could do together and be suc- retail business from March to the Billie Clifton, who owns the cessful. Gardeners are lucky to be week of Christmas,” Billie said. garden center with her husband able to get the herbs from us,” Billie The business has expanded and Arnold, was busy taking care of de- explained. they ship culinary herbs to other tails of the business last week, but They began by growing plants garden centers within a large circle, took time out from her day to talk for the wholesale trade and rented to Richmond in the south, and about the Cottage and highlight a building near where their center north and east to Harpers Ferry, upcoming events. is now to sell small quantities of W.Va., and even Maryland. “In A s we w alke d around the plants. She said they called it Billie’s spring and fall, we grow flowers and grounds, she started the narrative Plant Honor Bar, complete with a vegetables ourselves and also have by giving a short history. The full sign with a tax chart that directed fresh shipments from other grower From the which is customers and everything in between. service garden center, driveway to the roofto “take what you want friends. Also, we are loaded with much more than“Whatever you and leave the money.” It proved it!” simply a garden need, Whenever you need heirloom tomatoes,” she said. The public also has a chance to center, has been located at the to beSenior Citizen discounts! could Ask about our a successful way they corner of Reliance and Ridgemont first some of call when you mention this ad. have fun, food and inforsell service their plants and focus come and Receive $25 OFF your Roads since 001, but it didn’t start their time andenergy on the grow- mation at their High Teas. Up to 30 Electrical Services
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and satisfaction there is in growing some of your own food. People will be walked through the process and steps of growing culinary herbs. Other parts of the center which will be open and ready for people to enjoy as well are the cooks’ garden where vegetables are grown for local restaurants; the herb garden; and the labyrinth. We walked outside to the herb garden and Billie talked about the labyrinth nearby. First of all, she said it’s a super huge one which measures 50 ft across and has 11circuits. She said also that it’s different than a maze which has high walls. This is like a meditation walkway, and the idea is that when you get to the middle, all problems will be brought to light and you can find peace and settle. She elaborated on the significance of labyrinths, whose history reaches back thousands of years, and said, “Most labyrinths are just paths or can just be painted or

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impressive list of other programs and demonstrations. Sunflower Cottage is located at the corner of Reliance Rd. and Ridgemont Rd. on the way to Middletown and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. The greenhouses are open all year. For lunch reservations, or for information on reserving the tea room for your group, call Billie Clifton at (540) 869-848, or you may contact them by e-mail at For related information, visit:, and http://www.labyrinthsociety. org, or look up: The Virginia Herb Festival 011 on Facebook.

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made of stone. This one is made of grass and mulch. You can’t get lost, there are no choices, and it’s like a parallel to life. You get on the path and walk, twist and turn, then get to the center, which is like being halfway through your life, and then walk back. You ultimately end up where you started. I read about the labyrinth society, and thought it was beautiful.” On June 11-1 the Virginia Herb Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. An a la carte High Tea will be served all day and there is one admission price for both days. Included in the festivities are: free programs; designated parking; food vendors so people can also eat outside; herbal products; gardening vendors; a sale on herb plants; wine tasting; pick your own lavender activity; and crafters, music, children’s entertainment and an


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Possible offshore wind development for Virginia
By Alissa Smith Virginia Statehouse News RICHMOND –Gov. Bob McDonnell’s goal of Virginia being the “energy capital of the east coast” may be further off than he hopes. Though in the early stages of development, offshore wind farms are a significant part of McDonnell’s energy goals said McDonnell’s press secretary Jeff Caldwell. “We should take advantage of the natural resources that Virginia holds, offshore of Virginia and the east coast has a unique geographic wind topography,” Caldwell said. However, offshore wind development deals more with the federal government, than with the governor’s desire to see it done. According to Maureen Matsen, deputy secretary of Natural Resources, the state has very little to do with the regulations of the wind farms in the ocean as Virginia’s boundary reaches only three miles offshore. Past three miles off the shore of Virginia is federal water. Because Virginia’s involvement in the creation of wind farm regulations is limited, Al Christopher, director of the Division of Energy at the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, said that any regulations will most likely come from the federal government, since the farms will be between 1-0 miles out on the continental shelf. Director of Research at Virginia Costal Energy Research Consortium, George Hagerman, said that while it is BOEMRE, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, that will be making the regulations, Virginia has an input through an intergovernmental task force. According to a news release the bureau hopes to begin leasing at the end of 011 or beginning of 01. “The task force has helped by working with BOEMRE regarding the area designed for leasing and working closely with the Virginia Maritime Association and the Virginia Pilots Association as well as the Secretary of Defense,” said Hagerman. He added that the task force is just governmental entities – there are no private groups involved. Hagerman said “any thing within state waters – including the submarine cable that would connect the grid to the shore” would be under state jurisdiction. Consideration has been given to the area within the Virginia offshore jurisdiction, however experts agree that the real wind power is farther out to sea, and the closer to shore more issues arise regarding shipping and the military. Remy Luerssen, director of education for Virginia Center for Wind Energy, said that there are 6 areas in federal water that could be leased from the federal government that would fit the criteria for construction. Off shore wind power might become one of the major providers of energy in the state particularly in the area off of Virginia Beach. Luerssen said that if only 10 percent of the leased federal areas were used, almost 11 percent of Virginia’s electricity could be produced. Hagerman said that the area off Virginia could hold around 1,000 turbines, which would be an economic advantage for the state by creating jobs and putting money into the economy. However, according to Bill Hayden, spokesmen for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, “it’s really just too early in the process” to say what could happen with offshore wind – regarding policy or economically. Once the transmission lines from the farms reach three miles from land, Christopher said, the regulations will come from the state. Matsen said that Dominion Power has been researching building a singular transmission line from the wind farms to the shore – which would cut down on initial costs for companies building the farms. Dominion Power does have a study underway that they hope to will be finished by the end of this year, Jim Norvelle, director of Media Relations for Dominion, said. The study will be looking at the plausibility of having this transmission line, but also at how Virginia would be able to sustain it. “The infrastructure for offshore wind in the country just does not exist, which is what our study will look at,” Norvelle said. “Our study may look at job creation. It could create jobs, but we just don’t know how many.” Regardless of the policies and money that would be attached to any offshore wind project Luerssen said, “if the impacts are too great we’ll shut them down”. She said that the only offshore turbine research comes from Europe and that it cannot be applied directly to the environment off the

Virginia shore – the ecology is too different. “The Europe studies show that the animals are scared off during construction, but that they came back once finished,” Luerssen said. “People building the wind farms don’t want to destroy the environment.” But the destruction of the environment is exactly what many of the arguments against the construction of wind farms – both onshore and offshore. Speaking on his private research, Rick Webb, a senior research scientist in the Environmental Science Department at the University of Virginia, said that his concerns about wind power in general involve the environmental impact the construction can have. “I think the wind energy and national policymakers are right to put their attention to offshore in the east, that’s where the wind resource is,” Webb said. “But the ecological issues need to be addressed.” He argued that the design requires an anchoring to the ocean floor either by drilling the turbine into the ocean floor or by having the turbine float with a cabled anchor attaching it to the ocean floor. Both of which, Web argues interrupts the natural ecological system. However he is also concerned with what occurs above the water, with the turbines themselves. “The turbine is a bit of an illusion, the blades are moving at well over 100 miles an hour, birds are routinely killed by turbine blades,” said Webb.

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Circus life

22 years with really big cats
A trainer opens up about tigers, PETA and constant danger
she and her husband do every day. The Sherando Times: How did you get interested and involved in performing with big cats? Judit Nerger: Oh, that’s a long story from a long time ago. For me it just happened. My husband was working on it and we are originally from East Germany. It was different there and he was the lucky one who got picked out and got in to perform with big cats and train them. Times: How long have you been performing in front of crowds? Nerger: Oh gosh, I have to think about it. It’s  years for me and for my husband it’s already 5 years. Times: Do you own these tigers and do you always perform with the same group? Nerger: No, we don’t own them. The owner is somebody else. We are just always around them, taking care of them, training, performing, etc. Times: Typically, would you have to start when they are babies? Nerger: Not really. It is just always nice if they are at a very young age but like with these cats, they were already 3 or 4 years old when we got them. So somebody else got them and started, training them. Most of the time, they are 1-1/ or  years old. Times: So definitely you start them young. Nerger: Yes, we start them young but sometimes you start with older ones if you don’t have any other choice. You can start with them at a very young age, even if they don’t understand what you want, but it’s all just playing around and making them understand this is where you are able to perform, finding out what they like to do which makes the training much easier because each cat has its own personality – they just have talent on specific things, you know? Times: So really the cat dictates the show, to a degree because you discover what they like to do? Because obviously you can’t force a tiger to do something it doesn’t want to do? Nerger: No, it’s kind of pointless to do something which he really cannot. Times: Do you work exclusively with tigers or also lions? Nerger: Well, we used to have a lion but we lost him a couple months ago and we are still looking around for a new one to replace him. In the past, before we came over to the United States, we worked with bears too, brown bears. Times: I noticed that when the circus travels and you see them, the elephants will typically be put in one pen but the tigers and lions

Juergen Nerger and his wife Judit have been working with big cats for more than twenty years. They headline this year’s Cole Bros. Circus.
By Dan McDermott The Sherando Times For more than 0 years, Juergen and Judit Nerger have thrilled audiences with their big cat (and occasionally bear) shows. This year, the Nergers and their tiger act will be headlining the Cole Brothers Circus in Winchester during the 011 Apple Blossom Festival. The Sherando Times spoke with Judit Nerger about how she got into such an unusual and dangerous line of work. Nerger told us about her life with her feline colleagues, dealing with PETA and what goes through her mind when she hears about a trainer getting mauled, sometimes fatally, while doing what

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because before we line them up we can tell, okay this guy is in a bad mood. This female is in a bad mood or she just kind of doesn’t want to do it today. You really put your feelings in there and just keep an eye on that tiger or do this or this today because there is something going on but we aren’t leaving out any cats at any time unless they are sick. Times: It was interesting when I saw an act  or 3 times. I was taking pictures of the circus and I noticed it was a very different show each day. One day they might be really active and energetic and then another day one of them might be having a lazy day but it was a very different show each time. Nerger: Yeah, a show is never the same. Each show is different because you never know. They have moods like humans. Of course they have moods. Humans have moods and say, ‘I don’t want to do this.” It’s the same with big cats. I think with any animal it is the same because they have moods. Times: One thing you have to ask when you talk to someone in your line of work because your line of work is potentially very dangerous and we hear stories every few years. The last one is what happened with the Siegfried and Roy show, a horrible accident. What goes through your mind when you hear something like that and what mistakes may have been made? I guess when something like that happens you learn from it? Nerger: Yes, we do and each time something like that happens we always get a wake up call. We feel bad about what happened to the person but, I tell you what, most of the time it’s really because the trainer did a mistake. So each mistake you do [the cats] want to take advantage of it. So many, many, many times we get a wake up call and say, hey, never let it be us and then for the next couple days we’re going to be more ... It’s just a weird feeling. You think you know it but sometimes it is feels like you are getting into a routine and you really shouldn’t because that’s going to cost you your life. So more, more, more attention! Times: I remember even when [Roy] was injured, he was down and he said, ‘Don’t hurt the cat!’ Nerger: Yeah, yeah, because it’s not the cat’s fault. They are just taking advantage of it because that’s their nature. So we are saying always, the tiger is just sleeping, even if they are trained. Many people are getting it wrong. Many people think they are tame. They think they are pets and they are really not. They are just trained and the trainer has to always be on top of it. You cannot do any mistakes because the worst

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They’re GRRREEEAAAT! Cole Bros. Circus performer Juergen Nerger gives one of his “kitties” a tiger treat during a show.
they will segregate. Is that because they don’t get along as well as some other animal species? Nerger: Well, see a tiger in Mother Nature is always single. But lions are a different story. If you have an act with lions you can have all of them together. But with tigers, if your lucky you can have 4 or 5 together. But in most cases it’s like  by . That works out pretty good. Times: Now they get along during the show. Is that because they are accustomed to each other? Nerger: Yeah because we are always in there watching them, really not because they like each other, even if they sit right next to each other you never know. It’s just they know we are inside and they don’t have a chance to go at each other. So we have to be on top of it. We are the police in there. Times: That’s an interesting analogy. Like you said, they have different personalities and just like people they have good days and bad days. Are there some days when one is in a bad mood and you don’t bring that tiger out that day? Nerger: No, we take them all the time. We just go with the tiger then

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no idea. They don’t understand so therefore we are pretty cool about it. It’s not nice to get bothered by it but I can’t change it. They have their mind. I have my mind and that’s it. And actually with the large cats it’s not so bad as with the elephants. Times: Yeah I was just reading that at one point there were some elephants in the Cole Bros. Circus I guess last season, and they were calling ahead to each town the circus was in to talk to the local authorities and it was just this ongoing hassle that resulted in eventually losing the elephants. Nerger: Yeah, I know. Sometimes it’s really bad and some areas are really bad and sometimes you don’t have anything like this so it just depends. It’s very bad. Times: Now you said you’re from East Germany. I know that the circus, it’s pretty much a novelty in The United States. A lot of kids grow up and they don’t ever get a chance to see a circus except on television. It’s a lot more popular and a bigger deal in Europe isn’t it? Nerger: Yeah, it’s a big deal; but over the years it’s just business is not too good. To be honest, we have way too many circuses in Germany right now and people will go to circuses they know – they always have good business. But [with] small circuses or family circuses they may have had a bad experience so they aren’t going too often. It used to be a big thing, especially in East Germany because we had no entertainment really. We didn’t have all those cool movie theaters and stuff at the time so it was a big thing. Times: It was definitely a big difference before the wall fell. A big, big difference between East Germany and what they had. Nerger: I have a feeling that the circus business here in the U.S. is going way better than in Europe. Times: Have you performed before in The United States? Nerger: We have been traveling here for over 8 years now.

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Times: How do you like it? Nerger: Uh, yeah! We like it! You can catch Juergen and Judit Nerger’s tiger act at the Cole Bros. Circus Friday Apr. 9 through Sunday May 1 at Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.

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is going to happen. Times: I know that the elephant folks are in a constant battle with PETA and other groups but I don’t hear too much about the other animals. Is that something you have to deal with all the time or do they leave you alone? Nerger: Well we have to deal with it, not all the time. And you know we even have a website for that reason because I don’t want to get bothered by those people and once in a while you have people in front of the circus - they have demonstrations. Over the years you just get so used to it and it just doesn’t bother you anymore. So we aren’t even going into any arguments or discussions about it because it’s pointless. They don’t know what they are talking about. They have

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2002 Redman Double-Wide, 1440 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,large living/dining room, big kitchen with breakfast nook, laundry room. All electric, central air, ceiling fans in most rooms. Whirlpool range, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher. Totally renovated with Pergo flooring in living/bedroom areas, new laminate tile in bathrooms. New covered, maintenance-free front porch, new skirting, new landscaping on large corner lot in Forest Lake Estates with large storage building. Will consider all reasonable offers. Call 540-327-2017 RECLAIMED BARN WOOD...200 + sq.ft. Various widths from 3-9” by 7-8’ lengths. Straightened and Kiln Dried. Located in Northern VA. Please call: 571-286-8631 LOWE 12’ JON BOAT with seat, paddle, anchor, rope and trolling motor.GREAT CONDITION! Located in Northern VA. Asking $375. Please call: 571-2868631 Craftsman power tools table saw10In. blade and table extender to saw large objects. asking $300. Shaper- Never used - asking $300. Band saw- 12 in. saw (extra blades) asking $200. Take all three for $700. Tools have been used very little (or not at all) and we need the space. Call 8886034 If no answer, leave message and will return call. Fitness, Ab circle pro/Ab coaster (as seen on tv) $75.00 Good condition call 540-247-2241 Vintage porcelain double sink with draining area on each side, measures 18” wide by 66” long. Faucets intact, housed in wooden cabinet. Approximately 50 years old, in excellent condition. (Removed from church kitchen being renovated.) $50.00 540364-9773 Full set of “New Book of Knowledge” encyclopedia’s. (10 yrs old)Excellent condition. Free 540-539-4872

1999 Dodge 1500 Ram conversion van. 7 passenger 4 captains seats/ rear bench. Auto, V- 6. Nice Chrome wheels. Green in color. 109,000 miles, very sharp & well maintained in good condition. New inspection. In the Stephens City area. $3350 OBO. 540-327-0811 4 black metal swival bar stools 24” high, like new. $100 for the set or $30 each. Call 540-465-389 2007 Ford Focus SES Black, 50K, PW/PL/PM, Sunroof, Leather interior, 30 MPG. $12,000 OBO. Call 540-877-1217 White, 8600 miles, sunroof, spoiler, traction control, great gas mileage. 32 mpg!! Small scrape on driver side bumper. 869-1076 $16,800.00 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. Call 540-550-5380


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If you’re concerned that you might not be getting all the available information about food and product safety recalls, you’re likely right. Until now, this information has been scattered around different websites on the Internet. Now we have one place to go: The same law responsible for this website also has given the Food and Drug Administration the authority to issue food recalls, instead of waiting for companies and manufacturers to do that. The new FDA website opens with handy tabs across the page, linking to All Recalls, Food, Drugs, Animal Health, Biologics and Medical Devices. By clicking on a tab you’ll see the newest recall at the top, with older recalls down the page. Click the text icon in the Photo column and you’ll see the original press release listing dates of manufacture, lot numbers and model numbers of recalled goods. Click the photo graphic, and you’ll find an image of the packaging or wrapper. Use the search box to find items you don’t see on the lists, or sign up to receive recalls and safety alerts. For

recalls more than 60 days old, you’ll have to check the archives. And if having a comprehensive recall site isn’t enough, we now have an online database where we can post complaints about safety issues on consumer products. This site — a long time coming and the subject of some heated debates in Congress and the manufacturing world — allows consumers a voice as well as being a repository for what others have to say about product safety. SaferProducts. gov will grow as it’s used, as people file complaints and information on its wide variety of products. Besides allowing consumers to file a report, businesses can sign up and respond. To read what others are saying, your best bet is to do an advanced search, uncheck the Recall info and only select Reports, which are from other consumers. Then do a keyword search for your item or even for situations, such as toys that have caused injury. In some cases, manufacturers already are responding to consumer complaints and giving them company contact information. At this point, the website isn’t laid out for computer monitors that are not widescreen, but they’ll likely fix that as time goes on. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to
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final four races. fans -- we’re talkEarnhardt Jr. “We’re of thousands -- tramped ing tens just going to have to be better,” said Biffle. “We know motored to the parking lots and that. We’re nervous about getting in (the Chase), home from Talladega Superand anything can happen. ... There are speedway we’re concerned about some racesgrumbling about what leading up to the cutoff (end of the rega good dude their hero was. Speedway. like Johnson, Earnhardt, Jeff “Really, we’re working as hard Gordon and Mark Martin. as we can every week to bring the best race Earnhardt explained it saidmatall Biffle. cars we can to the track,” ter-of-factly in the style of the “It’s important that we have the best swell guy he is. right now. possible equipment “We’re racing as hard comfort“Well, I was more as we can. able pushing Jimmie [Johnson], Earnhardt Jr. didn’t win the Aaron’s 499, but he was instruand I think we were the faster mental in Jimmie Johnson’s viccombination pushing that way,” tory. Earnhardt concluded long he said. before the finish that the draftIf only there had been a fife ing partnership -- races at Tallaand bugle corps performing in dega and Daytona have become the background, Earnhardt’s almost an entirely new genre in words would have rung even which drivers race in tandem more wholesome. - with Johnson worked better “If I couldn’t win the race,” he with the winner of the past five said, “I wanted Jimmie to win championships riding in front. the race because I had worked with him all day, and he’s my The trouble, from the perspective of Earnhardt’s fans, is that teammate and I’m proud to be riding behind Johnson makes driving for Hendrick Motorsit impossible for Earnhardt to ports, and this was a great finish win. Not that Johnson wasn’t a and a great weekend for us to be Roush Fenway drivermind Biffle It Greg you. says his first priority islike we the Chase, sympathetic figure, able to qualify making did, race but off had that doesn’t mean he’s going to backlike from tryingand we have awebeen a whole 15 races since we did, to win races. (Photo: Getty Images) the perennial champion’s most some engines and we build great recent victory. We’re not taking big risks, but, at the ular season), and we know we’re on cars and we all finished very well same time, that racing for the win.” the bubble, so it’s important to have today, andwe’re is a tribute to the And Earnhardt has been prosMonte Dutton has covered motorgood finishes rightwon ... 101 races now.” pering. Why, he craftsmanship we have back in for Biffle, from Vancouver, Wash., ago.of only two drivers tono rela-is Charlotte.The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette George W. Bush, have won sports1993. He was named writer of ” since one tion to Kyle in Kurt (Busch), Johnson, of course, was apthe year by the National Motorsports championships and both the Nationwas and Camping World Truck propriately 2008. His Press Association wide president. blog teammate and fourth-place NASCAR This Week series. (Johnny Benson is the other.) The four drivers at Hendrick Of ( features all Biffle also was might of the year in finisher rookie as well be Motorsports Earnhardt, Johnson of his reporting on racing, roots music both series. He came up through ... musketeers. There were four said,life onmade the E-mail Monte at “He the road. decision that and NASCAR’s developmental system, of them, you know: Athos, winning track championships early in my car was faster leading, and tos and at Tri-City Raceway in West the way these things have been his careerAramis were eventually Richland, Wash., and Portland (Ore.) finishing up that lead carInc. go© 2009 King Features Synd., is joined by d’Artagnan. They acted with esprit de corps, morale ing to have the win, so, in some and several other terms derived respects, he was more worried from French. about the team having a good performance than anything. All for one. One for all. Just

22) A relationship that survived some rocky moments could be facing a new challenge. Deal with the problem openly, honestly and without delay. Good luck. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A recent and much-appreciated change in the workplace inspires you to make some changes in your personal life as well. Start with a plan to travel more. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A friend needs your kind and caring advice, but you need to know what he or she is hiding from you before you agree to get involved. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your circle of friends continues to widen. Expect to hear from someone in your past who hopes to reestablish your once-close relationship. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your aspects favor the arts. Indulge in whatever artistic expression you enjoy most. A workplace situation will, I’m pleased to say, continue to improve. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Warning! Your tendency to let things slide until the last minute could have a negative effect on a relationship that you hope can develop into something meaningful. BORN THIS WEEK: You are both emotional and sensible. You enjoy being with people. Good career choices include teaching, performing and the clergy.

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Biffle expected, though he certainly has time to pick up the pieces. The 39-year-old Biffle didn’t win Know 2008 regular season, but during thethe cartoon where the after making the the wolf -- they’re sheep dog and Chase, proceeded to win its first two E. Wolf and Sam named Ralph races. He wound up third in the Sprint Cup standings. Sheepdog Biffle’s first priority a For now, if you’re keeping is scorecard Chase, -- that doesn’t making the at home butfight all day and he’s exchange pleasantries mean thengoing to back off. “We’re certainly not time conservas they punch their racingcards at atively,” he said. “We’re racing to win, the end of each day? but we’re not going to do anything stuA bit of that dynamic comes pid. into know we have to stay inSuper“We play at Talladega (the top speedway these days, only in 12 in order to qualify for the Chase). It’s tight ...Instead of parting on reverse. and we’re doing all we can do.” good terms, Restrictor Plate Roush Fenway Racing put which Racing 7.0 is a program inBiffle in what was then still the Winston Cup everyone in 2003. He or at least Series backplays nice --finished secattempts to do so -- until the ond in the Chase standings two years later. A year ago, three Roush Fenway very end. drivers — Biffle, Carl Edwards do But the seeming rivals and Matt Kenseth — Some NASCAR work together. made the Chase. They could do it again, but the posifans yearn for the days of rugged tions of Biffle and Kenseth are hardly individualists and cold-blooded secure as the regular season enters its

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. (in the No. 88 National Guard Chevy) gives Jimmie Johnson enough bump draft to edge Clint Boywer (No. 33) at the finish line at Talladega Superspeedway. (Getty Images photo)

They are responsible for this win today.” The atmosphere at Hendrick Motorsports is obviously conducive to victories and championships. Almost everyone in NASCAR says over and over that it is a team sport, even though, by definition, it really isn’t. Dale Earnhardt, Original Recipe, once had teammates. He treated a guy named Mike Skinner as if he were his personal valet. Much, however, has changed since then. •••

decisions. They want their favorite driver to look out for No. 1. Or, perhaps, No. 88. In the latest case, many Dale

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1. MUSIC: How many strings does a ukulele have? 2. HISTORY: Who founded the Ottoman dynasty? 3. GEOGRAPHY: What is the traditional dividing line between Manhattan’s east and west sides? 4. U.S. STATES: What state’s motto is, “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you”? 5. MONEY: What is the common currency of South Africa? 6. LITERATURE: What was the first land Gulliver encountered in the satirical novel “Gulliver’s Travels”? 7. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numeral D? 8. PRESIDENTS: Who was Dwight Eisenhower’s vice president? 9. COMMON KNOWLEDGE: Who is the patron saint of physicians? 10. LANGUAGE: From what language are all the modern Romance languages directly derived? Answers 1. Four 2. Osman I 3. Fifth Avenue 4. Michigan 5. Rand 6. Lilliput 7. 500 8. Richard Nixon 9. St. Luke 10. Latin
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1. Who is referred to in the title “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”? 2. Name the artist who had hits with “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” and “Fortress Around Your Heart.” 3. Who are Genya Ravan, Goldie Zelkowitz and Patsy Cole? 4. Who is Signe Anderson? 5. Who sang “Knocked Out,” and why is the song notable? 6. Who wrote and released “Money, Money, Money”? 7. Who sang “My Heart Can’t Tell You No,” and when? Answers 1. Blue-eyed singer Judy Collins, girlfriend of Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills and Nash. The song appeared on the group’s self-titled debut album in 1969. 2. Sting, in 1985. Both songs went to No. 1 on the rock charts. 3. They’re various names of the same person, Poland-born Genyusha Zelkowitz. She was lead singer of the all-female rock band Goldie & the Gingerbreads from 1962 to 1967. 4. The original lead singer of Jefferson Airplane. Her best known song on its debut album was “Chauffeur Blues.” She left the group in 1966. 5. Paula Abdul, in 1988. It was her first release, peaking at No. 41 on the pop charts. 6. Swedish group ABBA, in 1976. 7. Rod Stewart, in 1988.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re the first sign in the Zodiac and like to take the lead wherever you go. But this time, you’d be wise to follow someone who has much to teach you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your adversary hasn’t given up trying to undermine you. Continue to stay cool — someone in authority knows what’s happening. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Spring brings a positive aspect for relationships. Paired Twins grow closer, while the single set finds new romance — perhaps with a Leo or Libra. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Wavering aspects this week mean weighing your words carefully to avoid misunderstandings. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You could soon be on a new career path in pursuit of those long-standing goals, but don’t cut any current ties until you’re sure you’re ready to make the change. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A former colleague wants to reestablish an old professional connection. It would be wise to make the contact, at least until you know what he or 1. is planning. sheWho are the only three majorleaguers to (Septembera 23 to October LIBRA have both 40-homer

season and a 50-steal season? 2. Name the first Cy Young Award winner to have more wins the season after he captured the award. 3. Who holds the Big East record for most rushing yards by a freshman? 4. When Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings tallied 55 points in a game in 2009, it was the most by a first-year By Samantha Weaver NBA player since when? 5. • It holds the Washington CapiWho was American cartoonist, It was Austrian philosopher Ludwig tals record for most assists by a player humorist and journalist Kin Hubbard Wittgenstein who made the following in who made the following never obserhis first two NHL people sage observation: “Ifseasons?sage did silly vation: the intelligent would ever 6. Name“There’s no secret to win get things, nothing only drivers about success. done.” Daytona 500 and a Rolex both theDid you ever knowthesuccessful 24man who didn’t tell you about it?” at Daytona. ••• Next farmers of today, tennis Much like time last in ancient you 7. •Who was theyou’remaleIowa, Egyptians who worked the landthe rural about a worried town might player towant to stop bymajor titles the variety of hold all that touts itself as their animals four of Riverside, which could destroy concurrently? sparrows, mice and worms. crops: locusts, future birthplace of Captain James T. Unlike the typical Midwesterner of today, Kirk. Yep, Answers birthplace. It the future though, they also had to worry about hipseems that “Star Trek” creator Gene 1. Brady Anderson, Barry Bonds popotamuses. asserted that the Roddenberry and Ryne Sandberg. Kirk was charac••• ter of James Tiberius born in 2. Milwaukee’s didn’t warrior wonknow The but Apache Spahn exactly Iowa, fierce he Warrenspecify we today as Geronimo the Riverside City was notin 1957, so originally 21where. and1985, Young games In the Cy named. 22 given indeclare their town Council voted to name was then wonHis gameswho yawns.” Goyahkla, 1958. whichfuture birthplace of the character, the means “one 3. Pitt’s Dion Lewis, with 1,799 ••• later writing season. to Roddenberry and yards in the 2009 pictures of African womWe’ve all his approval. In honor of its receiving seen 4. Earl Monroe tallied -- points in acity en carrying heavy loads 56 up to 75 pounds newfound claim to fame, the in some cases game in 1968. -- balanced securely on their began hosting an not realize that heads. But you might annual Trek Fest, 5. Nicklaswith a Spockapaloozato these complete Backstrom, with 121 body women can carry more, relative battle of more efficiently assists (2007-09). than pack mules. size, the bands. 6. • If you enjoy••• Foyt. might Mario Andretti and A.J. you cooking, have Laver, the school year approachAs the end of 1969. 7. Rodheard ofinsome of the following
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If you’ve ever watched the closing credits of a film (and are not yourself involved in the movie industry), you might be wondering about some of the titles you’ve seen, so here’s a quick rundown: The gaffer is the chief electrician on the project; the key grip puts together and takes down sets, as well as lighting and laying the track on which the cameras move; and the best boy assists the gaffer and the key grip. Thought for the Day: “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” -- Isaac Asimov
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