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Donna's Day:

Creative Family Fun

by Donna Erickson

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Its common knowledge that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is regularly ranked as one of the worlds wealthiest people, but you might not realize that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the worlds wealthiest charitable organization, with an endowment of $36.7 billion. If youre planning a trip to Iowa anytime soon, you might want to schedule a stop in the town of Walcott. There you can visit the Iowa 80 Truckstop, the worlds largest. With a whopping 220 acres, the truck stop is 1.5 times the size of Disneyland. In a traditional Hungarian wedding ceremony, the bride wears a headdress made of woven wheat, thought to help ensure the couples fertility. Historians say that famed German composer Ludwig van Beethoven was quite particular about his coffee. It is claimed that he counted out exactly 60 coffee beans for each cup that he drank. The longest mountain range on Earth is located underwater in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, to be specific. Its nearly 25,000 miles long, and the only part of it thats above water is the nation of Iceland. If you are an American of a certain age, you almost certainly spent time watching the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. The iconic bottle where the genie lived wasnt actually created for the show; the set dressers used a Jim Beam holiday decanter from 1964.
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Planning and running a family garage sale can be more than a moneymaking venture for you and your kids. Dollars might be an incentive for parting with outgrown toys, books and clothes, but your kids also will be reaping the benefits of hands-on experience in marketing, merchandising and sales. Here are some tips to recycle and turn your castoffs to treasures the garage-sale way: Get Ready: Set aside time before the sale to help your kids clear the clutter and sort through books, toys, DVDs and clothes. Wash items that are soiled, and put jackets, shirts and blouses on hangers to show off the merchandise. People dont like to dig in piles of stuff. If a toy has small parts, corral the pieces, put them in a small bag and tape the bag to the toy. Put price stickers on items and price to sell. Although you might advertise the sale in the newspaper and on websites like craigslist, your kids can make their own fliers to distribute to neighbors to publicize the items they are selling. Eye-Catchers: Make your sale an experience with small touches. Cover tables with bright fabric, hang a mirror near clothing and hats, and play music on a DVD player. If your garden is in full bloom, fill jars with flowers and sell by the stem. Draw in shoppers with a big poster with Extraordinary Kids Stuff printed in large letters in the kids department.

Set out a table or box of free stuff. Youll be surprised to see what people will take for free! By far, snacks are a super draw. Sell coffee and cold beverages. And who can refuse buying a cookie or sweet roll while strolling around your sale? Selling: Find a cash box and be sure someone is always in charge of it throughout the day. Be prepared to bargain, especially for bikes, scooters and skates. At the end of the sale, gather leftover items in good condition, remove the stickers and donate to a nonprofit organization.
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third of a pound. Blackberries were enjoyed by the ancient Greeks, who believed them to be a cure for diseases of the mouth and throat, as well as a preventative against many ailments, including gout. The blackberry leaf also was used as an early hair dye, having been recommended by Nicholas Culpeper, the 17thcentury English herbalist, to be boiled in a lye solution in order to maketh the hair black. Blackberry tea was said to be a cure for dysentery during the Civil War. During outbreaks of dysentery, temporary truces were declared to allow both Union and Confederate soldiers to go blackberrying to forage for blackberries to ward off the disease. Researchers have known for quite some time that berries contain antioxidants, which help to fight cancer-causing free radicals. A study at the University of Ohio has found that blackberries are the most potent cancer fighting berries of them all, by nearly 40 percent! This delicious Blackberry, Pecan and Goat Cheese Salad showcases the sweetness of the berry while providing the crunch and smoothness of the pecans and goat cheese. Its the perfect summer salad! BLACKBERRY, HONEY PECAN AND GOAT-CHEESE SALAD This salad beautifully showcases the best blackberries of the season. Its also a refreshing accompaniment to grilled or spicy barbeque dishes. 1/4 cup pecan pieces 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 package (6 ounces) salad greens 2 packages (4 to 5 ounces each) fresh blackberries, washed and drained 1 large avocado, diced 3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese 2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice

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by Angela Shelf Medearis Beautiful Blackberries
Blackberries are one of the great gifts of summer. The berries bloom from mid- to late June, and in most parts of the county, start ripening toward the middle of July. Ripe and unripe blackberries frequently appear on the plants at the same time. The berries are small, green, hard and sour at first, becoming larger, juicier and sweeter as they ripen. Here are some great blackberry facts, tips and a recipe to help you with your summer berry picking and eating! Blackberry Facts: Select plump, firm and fully black berries. Unripe berries will not ripen once picked. Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase, as blackberries quickly mold when left at room temperature and only last a few days in the refrigerator. You easily can freeze berries that you cant use right away just wash, cut the hulls off and spread the berries out on a baking pan. Place the berries in the freezer. When frozen, place them into a re-sealable bag, pressing out as much air as possible, and then freeze the berries. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 1 cup of blackberries has about 62 calories. A cup of blackberries, not packed down, weighs almost one-

1. In a small, non-stick skillet, add the pecans and drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of the honey. Stir and saute until the nuts are lightly browned and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Cool and set aside. 2. In small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey, garlic, mustard, salt and the black and cayenne pepper. Set aside. 3. In salad bowl, toss together salad greens, blackberries and pecans. Add the avocado and goat cheese on top. Sprinkle with the lemon or lime juice. Pour on dressing and toss gently. Serve immediately. Serves 4. angela shelf Medearis is known as the Kitchen diva! shes the executive producer and host of the Kitchen diva! cooking show on hulu.com. Medearis is an award-winning childrens author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks, including the new african-american Kitchen and her new cookbook, the Kitchen diva Cooks! Visit her website at www.divapro.com.
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Q: The previous owners of my home put up wallpaper in the kitchen and a few other rooms. Its several years old, and the wallpaper in the kitchen has a number of small rips and holes from wear and tear. Can I repair these? I dont want to replace the paper just yet, as we are planning a remodel down the road. June C., austin, texas A: Wallpaper definitely has become a less popular design option over the years, as it can be a difficult material to work with as well as repair. That means you might not be able to find a matching pattern in a home-improvement or paint/wall coverings store. If the previous homeowners were conscientious, you might be lucky enough to find the leftover scraps of that

wallpaper stored in the garage, attic or other space. Thats the best patching material for this job. First, lets work from the presumption that you do have matching scraps. Select the first rip or hole and hold a scrap up to it to closely match the pattern in that spot; then mea-

sure and mark the scrap paper. Now, instead of cutting out the patch, carefully tear it out. This creates ragged edges on the patch that will blend into the wallpaper better than a cleancut edge. Paste the patch into place and smooth the feathered edges into the surrounding paper. What if you dont have spare scraps lying around? You have two main options: Try and find the closest match at a store that sells wallpaper (or online), or just make spot repairs to the existing wallpaper until you begin your remodel. The best way to match is to bring in an actual sample, so cut a small piece from an obscure section of the wall. Id also recommend taking a photo of the wallpaper the color may not match, but youll be able to review the overall pattern. Find matching or almostmatching paper and patch as best you can. Otherwise, spot repairs, such as re-gluing peeling seams and corners, are a short-term solution until you can take down all the wallpaper. send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com, 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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pot-bellied pigs is normal, and there was nothing I could do. That was not good enough for me. Now I think I found something that is helping. Ive been adding safflower oil in with their food pellets about a tablespoon each feeding. They have not grown back any hair, since I just started this about three weeks ago. But I can tell they dont look as dry and theyre not scratching as much. I give safflower oil to my dogs and cats during the winter while our wood stove is operating, as they tend to get dry, flaky skin. The oil makes their fur very shiny. So I thought I would try it on my piggies. I hope this will help others who are going through this. Good luck! Diane at Little Moose Farm DEAR DIANE: Skin problems and hair loss in pot-bellied pigs is indeed very common, but troubling for own-

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ers. Pot-bellied pigs can blow their coats routinely after reaching about two years of age, and their skin can be dry during the period before their hair grows back. However, other problems can sometimes cause hair loss and dry, cracked skin as well, so its always good to check with the vet when hair loss occurs. Many experts recommend adding a cod liver oil or fish oil supplement to the pigs food, and safflower oil may be a good alternative as well. This can help improve their dry skin while waiting for their coats to regrow.
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Itchy Skin Plagues Pot-Bellied Pigs


DEAR PAWS CORNER: My pot-bellied pigs, Penny and Norman, again lost their hair very early this spring, when it was still very cold. Their skin was extremely itchy and very cracked and dry-looking. I contacted many vets, Humane Societies and others concerning this never-ending issue. Many told me that hair loss in

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PICKS OF THE WEEK The Music Never Stopped (PG) This is an uplifting family drama for people who really love their music. After being separated for 20 years, Henry Sawyer (J.K. Simmons) is reunited with his son Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) under grim circumstances -- Gabriel has a brain tumor that has robbed him of his ability to form new memories. Determined to have a real conversation with his son, Henry finds a therapist who discovers that music can awaken something in Gabriel and give him a chance to have meaningful conversations again. Those who can connect to the music or the strained relationship will be taken on a dramatic ride, piloted by an astounding performance by J.K. Simmons an actor who you have doubtlessly seen and heard in the past decade, but never knew his name or that he could handle a leading role so well. Stakeland (R) One might take a brief look at this

J.K. Simmons, Lou Taylor Pucci post-apocalyptic horror film and think it a forgettable clone of I Am Legend, but that would be dead wrong. Stakeland is the story of survivors and vamp-hunters in the wastelands of America after a vampire epidemic has left human society scattered and living in tiny, frightened rural clusters. The performances, atmosphere

and suspense bring a nightmare vision to life without overplaying the violence and gore. Monster-fans who want to see vampires return to their virulent, nonromantic blood-frenzied glory will flock to this movie like a swarm of nocturnal predators descending on a helpless village. Exporting Raymond (PG) This goofy lighthearted documentary follows Phil Rosenthal, creator of TVs Everybody Loves Raymond, as he travels to Moscow to aid in the production of Russias attempt to produce its own version, Everybody Loves Kostya. Dry humor is one of those things thats highly culturesensitive, as Rosenthal quickly finds out when the comedy he helped create is wildly and hilariously misinterpreted every step of the way. The comedy sparks flying away from the culture clash are funnier than most sitcom episodes. NEW RELEASES: Eastbound & Down: The Complete Second Season United States of Tara Third Season UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill Elvis Presley: The Great Performances Garrows Law: Series 2 Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost 4 Film Favorites: Charlton Heston Bellydance Superstars: Bombay Bellywood Live
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ate Record Exam (GRE) study guide at the bookstore. Each general test book has practice questions on a variety of topics such as math, vocabulary, reading comprehension. Talk about brain stretchers!
Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.
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Was the problem in the ever-blowing sand? A study was commissioned with the results coming out in 2008. Those charged with giving out the results reported that the study revealed no risk to health in the sands, which they claimed were similar to U.S. dust. That should have been the end of it. But another study, meant to take a closer look at the original study, called that 2008 study flawed for multiple reasons. A big reason is that the particulate matter (dust granules or blowing sand) were of different size and composition (metals, bacteria) than those commonly found in the U.S. and should not be studied with the same methods. Tests were taken at odd intervals, and werent always run at the same time as the personnel that were being studied, making it difficult to pinpoint cause and effect. The list goes on. The 2010 research said that those who were deployed were in fact exposed to high concentrations of particulate matter, and that it is indeed plausible that exposure is associated with illnesses. Further, those illnesses may present themselves immediately after exposure, or years later. To read the 2010 report for yourself, go online to www. nap.edu and search for item 12911, entitled Review of the Department of Defense Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program Report. For further reading, look online for interviews given by Dr. Mark Lyles of the Medical Sciences and Biotechnology Center for Naval Warfare Studies. write to freddy Groves in care of King features weekly service, P.o. box 536475, orlando, fL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.
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Theres more to being connected to the Internet than checking email and reading out-of-state newspapers. With the right software, we can exercise our brains. CogniFit Personal Coach is an online program geared to helping seniors improve memory, stay alert, multi-task and think faster. Theres nothing to download to your computer. The whole program is online, and you only need to sign up and log in. After an initial assessment, it keeps track of your progress as you go step-by-step through more then 100 different levels. Among the many areas it covers are auditory shortterm memory, spatial perception, visual scanning, eyehand coordination and response time. Getting benefits from the program only takes one hour a week, broken into three 20-minute sessions. If you dont have a computer, your program can be done on a friends computer or even at the library, since your signon information is secure. CogniFit won the 2009 International Council on Active Aging award for creative products aimed at seniors. The program costs $14.95 per month. Log on and see how it works at www.cognifit.com. If in doubt about the value of the training, click the Scientific Validation tab and look through the studies. If youre uncertain about computer use, those who use computer for any amount of time are 44 percent less likely to have mild cognitive impairment. Add in exercise, and you can delay (or even prevent) mental decline. Prefer to work with pencil and paper? Pick up a Gradu-

Veterans Post
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The Sands of Iraq and Afghanistan


When we first began operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of Defense, under admittedly difficult circumstances, took air samples over time to determine what military personnel would be breathing. Fast-forward, and the number of military personnel who have come back from Iraq and Afghanistan with respiratory illnesses is astronomical. Fingers were pointed at the burn pits. But what of personnel who were never near a burn pit?

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Don Mattingly, No. 23, and Derek Jeter, No. 2, were in the outfield shagging fly balls toward the end of another batting practice. Mattingly had watched Jeter move through the Yankee farm system and knew that he was, at least according to plans, his heir apparent. For one thing, it was kind of common knowledge that the Yankee brass was hesitant to assign most ballplayers single-digit numbers. This sounds silly, but when you consider that the Yankees are one of the few teams who refuse to stitch their players names to their jerseys, it adds significance. Many Yankee greats have worn the single digits: Billy Martin (1), Babe Ruth (3), Gehrig (4), Dimaggio (5), Mantle (7), Berra and Dickey (8), Nettles and Maris (9). Its also worth noting that two single-digit pinstripers are enshrined in the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown but not Monument Park in Yankee Stadium: Earle Combes (1) and Tony Lazzeri (2). Combes was a notorious racist and that, no doubt, has made it easy to forget his high-caliber statistics. Lazzeri, however, was one of the citys most popular players during his

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