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20 reasons to love Kenosha
Restaurant Week with Meridith Jumisko
photos: visitkenosha.com Kenosha Restaurant the new year off right by As well as being a regular
Week is a nine-day saving money! contributor to The Smart
celebration of our Reader, Meridith Jumisko is
community's delicious dining 3. Be A Tourist In Your Public Relations Director at
scene. Enjoy a culinary Own Town and learn what the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors
adventure as you dine great dining options there Bureau. Contact her at [email protected]
around the greater Kenosha are right here in Kenosha or drop her a tweet @MJ_Kenosha
Area, exploring a diverse County. Challenge yourself
ThKe eSntoes&lhlaaPHiFzaozmmaielFmyoarHd6ea5sItYBaeleiaeanrns Serving selection of local restaurants to go to at least three, five, two meals for the Restaurant event.
Food offering delicious multi- or even ten different Week price. Dinner for Two
course meals at tasty savings. restaurants. – now that's a deal! 16. Enter your best food
It takes place February 1 – pix in the ongoing Picture
9. There will be special 4. Some places debut a 8. It's a reason to get out Your Kenosha Photo
menus for Breakfast or new item or offer something of the house during the Contest that we offer.
Brunch ($10), Lunch ($10), that's not always on the winter.
and Dinner ($20 and $30). regular menu. 17. Enjoy an early
9. Reconnect with friends Valentine's Day date with
I've come up with a list of 5. Pick up a Passport at a over a delicious meal now that special someone.
20 things to love about that the busy holiday season
Kenosha Restaurant Week: participating restaurant, then is behind us. 18. Restaurant Week
draws tourists to the
1. It's a great event for dine at three or more 10. Support local community. Tourism, in turn,
foodies; you can try a variety businesses. We're talking makes a positive impact on
of food experiences at many restaurants during small businesses, family- the local economy.
different places. Be owned businesses who are
adventurous! Restaurant Week to win contributing to the local 19. Make it a play day!
community. Combine a meal out with
Homemade Italian at its BEST! 2. It's also an ideal event prizes. another event, like the Snow
for anyone who likes a good 11. Explore a restaurant Daze Festival in Downtown
Serving Restaurant Week Specials deal. And who doesn't? Start 6. Treat yourself. I don't you've never been to before. Kenosha on February 8, or
and our Regular Menu know about you, but I don't the Lakeside Players
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2129 Birch Road Kenosha, WI day. Take advantage of the favorite go-to restaurants Horrors, that opens
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SR0130207. Some restaurants offer13. Enjoy a nice meal with20.And this may just be my
your family - I set aside one favorite reason – let
lunch hour during every someone else do the
Restaurant Week to dine cooking! (And dishes!)
with my dad!
Kenosha Restaurant Week
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Facebook! Restaurant Week details –
including the participating
15. Feel good as an restaurants and their
ambassador. Restaurant featured menus – at
Week means great publicity VisitKenosha.com/RW.
for the community;
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Skip the soda and the bread Here are all the
participating businesses for
Enjoy a glass of water, 100% juice, or black coffee with your Kenosha Restaurant Week.
meal to help cut out those unnecessary calories. Ask your Go to Visitkenosha.com/RW
server to remove the bread basket, before you know it you've for a full menu of specials!
scarfed down several pieces of buttered bread before your
How to eat out main meal arrives. The 1844 Table & Mash Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub t
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Take a walk 5706 Eighth Avenue 510 57th Street f
These restaurants sure look
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you maintain your New Year’s Enjoy a walk through our beautiful neighborhoods after
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out and enjoy Kenosha Restaurant dinner. Or, deliberately park
Week? Well, if you keep these tips in your car a few blocks away so Boathouse Pub La Fogata
mind, you will have no problem enjoying you will have to walk for your & Eatery Mexican Grill
yourself and keeping your scale happy. dinner and back after. 3300 Sheridan Road
Try these strategies to enjoy a meal out 4917 Seventh Avenue
during Kenosha Restaurant Week while Balance your plate
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Include healthier selections 12304 75th Street 2800 W Frontage Road
Do your detective work from all the different food
groups such as lean protein Bristol 45 Diner Mason’s Eatery & Pub
These days, you can find healthy foods almost everywhere. foods, low-fat dairy, fruits, 8321 200th Avenue 7000 74th Place
The trick is to know what you're getting into before you get vegetables and whole grains.
to the restaurant and are tempted by enticing menu Ask for dressing on the side so Buzz Cafe The Red Oak
descriptions. All the Kenosha Restaurant Week participants you can control the portion 5621 Sixth Avenue Restaurant
have their menus online (vistikenosha.com/RW).You'll be able size. For sandwich toppings, go
to choose the destination with the healthiest options, and go with veggie options including lettuce, tomato, avocado and The Café at 4410 200th Avenue
into the eatery ready to order the best meal. onion. Round out your meal by ordering healthy side dishes, The Stella
such as a side salad or fruit. 5706 Eighth Avenue Robin’s Nest Cakery
Make a plan (and stick to it!) 5537 Sixth Avenue
Watch the wording Captain Mike’s
If you know you are heading to one of our great Beer & Burger Bar Rustic Road Brewing
restaurants for dinner, eat a light lunch.When you are at the The way a dish is described on a menu can give you clues 5118 Sixth Avenue Company
restaurant, eat slowly. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to how it's prepared. Look for words including "grilled,"
to get the message from your stomach that you are no longer "broiled" or "steamed," meaning the food is cooked with less Casa Capri 5706 Sixth Avenue
hungry. Fast eaters often are overeaters. fat, and avoid dishes with descriptions such as "fried," 2129 Birch Road
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Scoops Ice Cream
Serving The cook isn’t peeking though the door and will be Choo Choo Charlie’s & Candy
Restaurant heartbroken if you don’t finish every bite on your plate.When Shriner Diner
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and regular menu can be disposed of - you are not five years old anymore and 5414 13th Avenue
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Grill & Tequila Bar
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Supper Club Waterfront
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stop by during Kenosha Restaurant Week.
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Kelly,Tim Wade. Middle row: Justin Sawyer, Rhonda Bell,
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US low-income workers gain
A new year has arrived with pay raises in store for many of that depends on the employer size, geography, type of work,
the lowest-income U.S. workers. Wages have actually been or (in Nevada’s case) whether a job comes with health
growing faster for the bottom quarter of U.S. earners than insurance.
for other income groups – a positive sign in an economy that
has been defined in recent decades by widening inequality. Some economists warn of mixed effects when wage levels
are mandated. It can be an incentive for companies to
A worker shortage has forced many employers to raise substitute automation for employment. But many experts on
pay. Our chart package below shows the progress, and it the issue say that, on balance, the effects of boosts in
illustrates another key reason: Many state laws will see minimum wages across America have been positive for
scheduled increases to minimum wage this year, or annually workers.
adjust that wage for inflation.The changes for 2020 span from
Alaska to Florida. In some states, minimum pay has a range “These real minimum wage increases since 2010 have not
Community and union members joins cooks and cashiers on a picket line
outside a McDonald’s in Los Angeles last month.
only raised low-wage workers’ wages generally,” analysts at
the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute said in a Labor Day
report last year. They “have also played an important role in
reducing the gender pay gap at the bottom of the wage
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Inside the US-China trade deal
In announcing a trade deal the United States and they’ve agreed to. It also sets up the creation of a new
China have effectively called a truce after fighting to a dispute-resolution office.
standstill. For now, the tit-for-tat tariff war will be “You have to give the administration credit for having
replaced with a kind of armed peace, dubbed “phase a broad but detailed agreement on many different
one” by President Donald Trump, where both sides elements, including having an enforcement arrangement
will lower some tariffs, but keep others in place. that is specific,” says Scott Kennedy, a China expert at
At an elaborate White House ceremony, President the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a
Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a 90- Washington think tank.
page accord that aims to protect U.S. intellectual The conflict began two years ago this month when
property; put an end to forced technology transfer to President Trump imposed tariffs on imported washing
Chinese partners; reduce Chinese barriers to machines and solar panels; two months later he
agricultural imports and financial services; and targeted steel and aluminum imports. Chinese goods
discourage currency devaluations. China also agreed weren’t specifically targeted in either action, but the
to buy at least $200 billion worth of U.S. goods and actions were clearly aimed at China.
services over the next two years. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He after signing a The president has long complained that China’s
That amounts to a win for the president, who has trade agreement on Jan. 15, 2020. trade practices are unfair and the reason why the U.S.
long sought to reverse a yawning trade deficit with to get the U.S.,” says Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the imports $380 billion more in goods and services from
China that he blames for job losses in U.S. manufacturing. But Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. “The tactics in China than it sells there. Most economists say the deficit isn’t
the deal also illustrates the limits of his go-it-alone tariff phase two may be different.”
policy. Without a broader set of diplomatic tools, the in itself a bad thing for the U.S. since the lower cost of goods
administration is unlikely to resolve more gnarly issues at the
heart of the U.S.-China impasse, including subsidies and By many accounts, the phase one agreement is a step in the from China is good for U.S. households and businesses.
policies that favor domestic Chinese companies. right direction. It not only ends the bilateral escalation in Critics of U.S. trade policy point out that the offshoring of
tariffs, it puts in place a number of enforcement mechanisms U.S. manufacturing to China and other low-cost producers
that will make it harder for either party to renege on what has decimated many U.S. regions.
“The tariffs as tactic? This is about as far as they are going In April 2018, Beijing struck back, with 25% tariffs on more
than 100 U.S. products, including airplanes and soybeans.The
U.S. escalated again in July and so on. By late last year, the
5125 6th Ave. Kenosha Friday, Trump administration had penalized a total of $360 billion of
February 14 Chinese imports and had targeted an additional $160 billion.
Similarly, China imposed duties on $110 billion of U.S. goods.
That’s when both sides reached the phase one deal, putting
Make your night even a stop to further escalations. In the new agreement, the U.S.
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and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of
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Jeff Schmidt, Jeff Schmidt
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Jill on Money as well as rising costs for housing in worth it. In my book, "The Dumb
some areas, and you can see how Things Smart People Do with Their
Why are so many living monthly bills take a huge bite out of Money," I devoted a chapter to
paycheck to paycheck? many workers' take-home pay. market timing, because I had
encountered otherwise intelligent
The labor market finished 2019 with a But what accounts for those upper- people trying "to predict short-term
solid showing. The economy added 145,000 class earners who also say that they are market movements-and failing. ... By
jobs, making December the 111th straight living paycheck to paycheck? I hear from trying to time the market, you're
month of job gains, the longest stretch in 80 years of data. a lot of these folks who consistently potentially making investment
struggle to make ends meet. decisions that are based on
For the full year, employers averaged 175,000 jobs per emotions, and that are colored by
month, a downshift from the 2018 pace of 223,000, though Not to discount how these people your own individual biases and blind
these numbers will likely change after the Bureau of Labor feel, but after a few probing questions, I spots."
Statistics releases its annual adjustment to the numbers in have found that many of these folks are
February. counting cash-flow items like home Of course, timing the market can be alluring. Who would
equity lines of credit that were used to renovate the kitchen, not want to be the person, or hire the financial professional,
Adding to the positive news, the unemployment rate came vacation funds and kids' activities/tutoring as part of their who knows the exact moment when to get in and out of an
in at 3.5%, matching the lowest reading since 1969. non-discretionary spending. investment? But it's a lot harder than it sounds.
Average hourly earnings increased by 2.9% from a year Regardless of whether you are really scraping by or feeling What if you had poured over the financial press in 2018
ago, which may not seem all that great, but given that the like you are, the advice is the same: Comb your cash flow to and concluded that 2019 would be another bad year for
overall inflation rate remains under 2%, the bump is sufficient find areas to cut and then automatically redirect those funds stocks? Or what if you had bought into the idea that you
to stay ahead of rising prices. to savings. could never, ever own a stock again after the horrible "lost
decade" of the 2000s, during which the S&P 500 delivered
Perhaps the best news on wages is that lower-earning and Market timing not the best use of annual returns of -2.7%? And yet, if you had bailed out of
entry-level workers have been making steady progress over your time stocks before the next decade began, you would have missed
the past couple of years.That's due in large part to municipal out on the snappy 2010-2019 11.2% annual returns.
and state minimum wage initiatives, which have pushed the ust a year ago, stock investors were licking their wounds.
effective average minimum wage to nearly $12 per hour. U.S. indexes finished 2018 with losses - the S&P 500 was Even within the 2010s, there were moments when you
down 6.2%, the worst annual performance since the 2008 might have doubted whether or not you should stick to your
Despite the labor market's progress, it has been interesting financial crisis. game plan. According to LPL Financial, during the past 10
to see a new Twitter hashtag called "with my next paycheck years, the S&P 500 posted six corrections (a 10 percent
I will..." The posts are alternatively funny ("help a recently Despite the corporate tax cut-powered economic growth decline from a 52-week high), including two 19 percent slides
exiled Nigerian prince reclaim his throne") and depressing of 2.9%, investors were unnerved by mercurial U.S. trade - one in October 2011, the other in December 2018. John
("still be broke"). The trend coincides with reports that an policy, the uncertainty of Brexit, a slowdown in China, and Lynch, LPL Chief Investment Strategist noted that while "the
astounding 74% of Americans say that they are living perhaps most critically, the Federal Reserve's four quarter- volatility was uncomfortable, stocks ultimately bounced back
paycheck to paycheck, according to a survey conducted by point short term interest rate increases. to new highs each time."
the American Payroll Association.
2019 started with all of those factors in play, which led Instead of trying to game out the peaks and valleys of any
Given the upbeat economic news, the big question is:Why many business leaders, economists and analysts to talk asset class, start off the new decade with a simple approach
are so many workers feeling under pressure? The answer is openly about their fears of a recession. But as we now know, that I outlined in my book: "Decide upon your goals and your
complicated.While there have been wage gains, they are not that's not exactly what happened. While economic growth risk tolerance, craft a plan to allocate your investments
spread out across every worker - just ask your friendly did downshift to the post Great Recession trend of about accordingly across the different classes or types of
millennial or career switching Boomer about it. 2.2.5%, the Federal Reserve reversed course and cut interest investment using the appropriate index funds, and then stick
rates by a quarter of a percentage point in August, with the plan. On a regular basis (quarterly, semiannually, or
Additionally, averages are just that - average. A recent September and October. annually), rebalance your accounts, or activate auto-
Bankrate.com report found that half of American workers rebalancing if your retirement plan or financial institution
said they did not get a raise last year, and over a longer term, Those three actions, along with other global central banks' offers it. If you need to rebalance manually, then rotate some
middle-income workers have been left in the dust. accommodative monetary policies, helped global stock of your higher-performing positions into those that lagged in
markets power higher in 2019. order to maintain your preset allocation."
Government data show that over the past 20 years,
median household income has barely budged, after Given that very few were able to accurately predict the By Jill Schlesinger
accounting for inflation.Today the median stands at $63,179, performance of either 2018 or 2019, it's worth considering
a mere 3% increase from 1999's level of $61,526. Add to how the two years, along with the past two decades, make a
those figures the weight of $1.6 trillion in student loan debt great argument for why trying to time the market is just not
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my turn This despite undeniable progress by women during my
Because so many battles over the gender barrier have
Amendment been won, many women don’t realize what they are
missing without constitutional protection against
remains as discrimination.
relevant as American women’s collective advancement was harder
to achieve, came at a higher cost to our livelihoods and
ever This does not mean that women will belatedly be given personal self-worth, simply because the U.S. Constitution
equal protections soon. Reactionary forces have aligned does not recognize women as being equal to men.
The Equal Rights Amendment has against the amendment moving forward. Significant court
battles loom. If you don’t wish to believe that, heed the words of
existed in a state of limbo for most of deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: “The
The Justice Department, in January, issued its view that Constitution does not protect women from sexual
my life. the entire process needs to be restarted through discrimination. No one ever thought that’s what it meant.
Congressional action. If this opinion is upheld in the No one ever voted for that.”
Mary Sanchez Like many women in America, I’ve courts, that means the ERA is back to square one.
The courts need this bedrock foundation to find on
mistakenly, and to my own detriment, given it little thought. Here is the original wording: “Equality of rights under behalf of women in a myriad of issues. The 14th
the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United amendment, with its clause of equal protection, too often
Perhaps this is true of you, too. States or by any state on account of sex.” doesn’t legally suffice.
How would our lives be different now if the ERA had It’s amazing to me now that anybody would take issue It’s impossible to know how different America might
been ratified? Perhaps women wouldn’t have to wonder with that simple and fair formulation. But I remember the have been now if the amendment had passed years ago.
why they are not being paid as much as a man for doing vitriol with which it was met when the amendment was
the same job. Maybe law enforcement and society in debated. Would the #MeToo movement have even been
general would take sexual assault more seriously. Maybe all necessary? Perhaps power differentials between men and
women would have adequate access to prenatal maternity I was a child then. But I recall the tenor of the times, women would have been challenged years prior, with
care, as well as to childcare after their babies are born. being puzzled by the fact that some women were branded workplace and campus cultures shifting more organically,
as “bra-burners” and how the word feminist was given a shaped and prompted by court decisions.
The amendment, first passed by Congress in 1972, was negative connotation. None of it made much sense to me,
never ratified. The idea for enshrining the equal rights of even as a child of a very anti-abortion, Roman Catholic Would Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren even
women in the Constitution was broached shortly after household. had to have a conversation about the electability of a
women gained the right to vote in 1919. After Congress woman to the presidency? Doubtful. If the ERA had passed
proposed the ERA, 35 passed it by 1979, when the first The invective felt overdone, even to my young mind, in my youth, I think the first woman would have crashed
deadline passed. The deadline to ratify was extended to blissfully unaware that there was such a thing as misogyny. through that barrier well before 2020.
1982, but by then well-organized opposition, much of it That’s largely due to my mother, an outspoken, civically
framed around abortion, stalled progress. engaged woman who was adamant about women not The clock cannot be set backward. All that’s left is to
squandering their right to vote. look forward.We can vow — men and women together —
Then, this month,Virginia, muscled forward by its newly to see this long-denied amendment for equality through.
elected female Democratic leadership, achieved a historic Fast forward to 2020, and antifeminist rhetoric persists,
feat mid-January by becoming the 38th state to approve albeit often scrubbed of some of the offensiveness of yore. Readers can reach Mary Sanchez at
the amendment — which puts the state tally over the [email protected] and follow her on Twitter
three-quarters threshold required to amend the
Mary returns to Happenings
Q&A on Monday, February 3rd
at 1:30 pm.Tune in to AM1050
WLIP for more.
Dear Cadets Ronald Reagan admitted lying to British Prime Minister that is often an ungovernable space regarding both. Intense
Esper & Pompeo: Margaret Thatcher, promising America had no intention of disagreement over whether “imminence” was an essential
Don’t forget the invading Grenada the night before the assault. Bill Clinton ingredient in the decision to assassinate Qassem Soleimani
honor code was impeached for lying under oath about his affair with a and whether Iran’s missile attack was aimed at killing
White House intern.As the Pentagon and later the Afghan Americans or an “olive branch” reflects this divisiveness.
Dear Secretaries Mark Esper and Papers vividly showed, successive presidents concealed the
Mike Pompeo: truth over both conflicts and in some cases blatantly lied. After your briefing to Congress, Democrats saw no
proof of imminence. With two exceptions, Republicans
You both are distinguished Harlan Ullman The Tonkin Gulf Resolution passed in August 1964 that seemed satisfied. Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who called this the
graduates of West Point, Class of 1986. trapped the United States in a war it would lose was based “worst” military-related briefing he had heard in nine years
Pompeo stood first in the class; Esper on the erroneous report of a second North Vietnamese in Congress, was probably less worried about evidence of
won a leadership award.You then went PT boat attack against two Navy destroyers. In the rush to imminence and more about a briefer who demeaned
on to highly successful careers inside war, the evidence was ignored. No attack occurred. Was senatorial responsibilities for debate on matters of war
and out of government before this a lie? and peace.
assuming your critical Cabinet posts.
Did the George W. Bush administration lie over Iraqi When you return to your alma mater, how do you or
Yet, it must be very difficult to reconcile having lived by weapons of mass destruction as Donald Trump claimed in can you answer truthfully what many cadets are thinking
the West Point Honor code that “no cadet shall lie, cheat 2006 in going to war against Saddam Hussein or cynically (as well as at the other service academies)? If I am required
or steal or tolerate those that do” and now work for a manipulate “intelligence” to make its case? Either way, that not to lie, cheat or steal, why should the commander-in-
president whose honesty and integrity are at best suspect. was dishonest or to a cadet, cheating. As many rightly chief not be held to that standard? If moral behavior is
argue, the March 2003 invasion turned out to be America’s essential to good order and discipline, how do I reconcile
As you know, the Washington Post documented over greatest strategic disaster since the Civil War and the the conduct of this president with my oath? The same
15,000 instances since President Donald Trump was principal reason why the region remains in turmoil. questions also would have pertained to Clinton.
inaugurated, citing his misstatements, misleading comments
and abuses of truth and fact, sometimes patently so. Of Of course, hypocrisy, exaggeration, bad judgment and I know your jobs are extremely difficult. But I have no
course, the president could be guilty of supreme ignorance ignorance are not always far from outright lying and idea as to how you would respond to these profound
rather than telling outright lies. But both characteristics are knowingly making false statements.Which of these was the questions over the honor code that cadets are duty-bound
dangerous. reason for this president’s outright falsehood in claiming to follow.
his inauguration had the largest turnout in history? But if it
Despite Jimmy Carter’s promise that he would never lie had been a cadet, that statement violated the honor code. As well as being a recurring guest on Happenings Q&A, Harlan
to the American public, presidents have. But none so Ullman is UPI's Arnaud de Borchgrave Distinguished columnist and
frequently. Dwight Eisenhower, the hero of World War II in Similarly, the American assertion that Iran is the largest serves as a senior adviser at the Atlantic Council. He was a professor
Europe, lied in the immediate aftermath of the shoot-down state sponsor of terrorism is not shared by all, especially of military strategy at the National War College and the Naval War
of U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers over the Soviet Union in those in the Arab world who see Israel as implacably
1961, denying that the United States was flying such opposed to the Palestinians. But perceptions that are seen College. His latest book is "Anatomy of Failure:Why America Has
missions. as truthful in one place are not universally true. Still, that is Lost Every War It Starts." Follow him @harlankullman.
no excuse for premeditated lies.
Tune in to Happenings Q&A on Wednesday, February 12th at
The pernicious and destructive effects of hyper- 2:30pm when Harlan joins the
partisanship and politicization have eviscerated truth and
fact in the political dialogue, accelerated by social media conversation once again. Find us on
your radio dial at AM1050 WLIP, or
streaming live online at wlip.com.
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Do Earnings After Retirement
Increase Your Social Security Check?
Conventional wisdom has it that old folks are supposed that low year, add in the new higher year, recalculate your The SSA has a software program that automatically
to spend their retirement years sitting in a rocking chair average monthly income and then refigure your Social tracks the earnings of working Social Security beneficiaries
and occasionally playing a game of Scrabble. But if my Security benefit. and refigures their benefits to see if any increase is due. It's
emails are any indication, that's not what's happening with called the Automated Earnings Reappraisal Operation, or
today's seniors. I constantly hear from people in their 70s Here is a quick example of what I mean. Let's go back to AERO. It generally happens between May and October of
and 80s who are still working. And they wonder if their Mike's case cited above. Let's say that the $7,000 he made each year.
additional earnings will have any effect on their Social in 1970 was the lowest year in his current Social Security
Security check. computation. And let's further say that he is still working In other words, if you are getting Social Security benefits
and made $35,000 last year. Mike assumes that because (SET ITAL)and(END ITAL) you are working (SET
To understand whether or not the earnings you have and $35,000 is much higher than $7,000, he should get an ITAL)and(END ITAL) your latest earnings increase your
the taxes you pay after you start getting Social Security will increase in his Social Security checks. But remember, the average monthly wage and thus your Social Security
increase your benefits, you have to understand how Social SSA didn't use $7,000 in his benefit calculation. They used benefit, you will see that increase by October of the
Security retirement benefits are figured in the first place. the inflation-adjusted amount of $46,060. Because his following year. For example, you would get an increase for
current earnings of $35,000 are lower than the low year of your 2019 earnings by October 2020.The SSA sends you a
Simply stated, your Social Security retirement benefit is $46,060 used in his Social Security retirement notice indicating the increase in your monthly benefit,
based on your average monthly income, indexed for computation, the additional earnings do NOT increase his which is retroactive to January of the year you get the
inflation, using a 35-year base of earnings. So, when you average monthly income, so his Social Security benefit will notice.
initially filed for benefits, the Social Security Administration not go up.
looked at your entire earnings history. Then they adjusted If you don't get an increase, that probably means your
each year of earnings for inflation.The inflation adjustment On the other hand, had Mike's current earnings been earnings were simply not high enough to raise your
factor depends on your year of birth and varies from one $70,000, for example, that would increase his benefit. The average monthly income and thus your Social Security
year to the next. SSA would replace this low year of $46,060 with the new benefit. The SSA has a very high percentage of accuracy
higher year of $70,000, recompute his average monthly (about 99%) when computing these increases. However, if
Here is just one example. Let's say Mike was born in wage and refigure his benefit. you are convinced you should have received an increase
1949. And let's say that he made $7,000 in 1970. When but didn't get one, you can take your most recent W-2
figuring his Social Security benefit, the SSA multiplied that So, how much will he get? It depends entirely on Mike's form to your local Social Security office and ask them to
$7,000 by an inflation adjustment factor of 6.58. In other past earnings and his current income. Monthly benefit do a manual computation.
words, instead of $7,000, they actually used $46,060 as his increases can be as little as $5, or as much as $50 or more.
1970 earnings when figuring his Social Security benefit. But on average, a year of earnings will increase your Social If you have a Social Security question,Tom Margenau has
Security benefit by about $10 to $20 per month. the answer. Contact him at [email protected]
Because there are literally thousands of these inflation
factors -- depending on your date of birth and the year in Now let's say you are in a situation like that. You're To find out more about Tom Margenau and to read past
question -- I simply cannot list them here. The SSA working, you've had a good year of earnings, and you are columns and see features from other Creators Syndicate
produces a fact sheet for each year of birth (for recent pretty sure it should increase your Social Security check. writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at
retirees) that lists these inflation factors. If you're So, what do you have to do to make that happen? The
interested, go to https://www.ssa.gov/pubs, and click on answer is: nothing. www.creators.com.
"Retirement." Then find the publication labeled "Your
Retirement Benefit: How It Is Figured" for your year of
birth, and open it up.
And now, back to our retirement calculation. After the
SSA indexes each year of earnings for inflation, they pull
out your highest 35 years and add them up. Then they
divide the total by 420 -- that's the number of months in
35 years -- to get your average monthly inflation-adjusted
income.Your Social Security benefit is a percentage of that
amount. The percentage used depends on a variety of
factors (explained in the publication referred to in the
prior paragraph). But for the purposes of this fact sheet, we
don't need to know the precise percentage. Suffice it to say
that for most people, their Social Security retirement
benefit represents roughly 40% of their average inflation-
adjusted monthly income.
So when you are working and paying Social Security
taxes after you start receiving Social Security benefits,
those additional taxes you are paying will increase your
monthly Social Security check IF your current earnings
increase your average monthly income. In other words, if
your current annual income is higher than the lowest
inflation-adjusted year of earnings used in your most
recent Social Security computation, the SSA will drop out
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Q: For as long as I've been alive, I've often list the same car at different prices. But you might day and experiences. Some people use it like meditation.
never bought a car. My husband always be able to work the system to your advantage. It can be invaluable to set aside a time period every day
took care of it, but he passed away Doug Mayberry to just think and write.
several years ago. My current car has When you've figured out your ideal car, shop around at
lasted me a long time but is on its last legs. local dealerships if possible. Ask the dealers what they're Many writers like writing because it tells them what
offering, and don't be afraid to say no! Doing your they think! It may seem strange, because you'd assume
I'm afraid to even go into a car dealership. I don't know research before going will help you avoid being sold on that you know yourself, right? But committing your
a lot about cars and know that some dealerships are something you don't want. thoughts to paper makes you think twice. Oftentimes
very aggressive when trying to sell. How should I go what ends up on the paper doesn't seem quite right. But
about buying a car? The end of the month can be the best time to buy. we can go a step further and examine what's written.
Dealerships run on sales quotas and commissions
A: Stress about buying a car knows no gender. There measured at the end of the month, so they'll probably It's also interesting to look back at your old journal
are so many car models and pricing options that it's negotiate if the dealer wants to boost its numbers. entries. Even in old age, it's amazing to see how much
confusing and hard to know where to start. we change in a year.
Don't be afraid to learn and grow! -- Emma, Doug's
First, decide on your budget. That will narrow your field granddaughter If you feel stuck, consider giving yourself a prompt.
of choices significantly. Also, research your car's value, Was there something you heard about on a particular
and then check with the dealer to see if you can trade in Putting pen to day that you disagreed with? Think about why, and start
your current car. Some will give you an offer, which helps paper writing. What's going on in your life, and how does it
with the cost of a new one. affect you?
Q: One of my new year's resolutions this year was to
While price is a major factor, most seniors' main worry start a journal. I see a lot of people I admire doing it, and Journaling is as valuable as you make it. Investing the
is whether or not their car is safe. New cars have more I always hear how much they love it. time and effort will pay off. -- Doug
safety features like automatic emergency braking and
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many other sources report the best safety ratings for What's the benefit of this, anyway? California retirement community. Contact him at
A: Journaling is a fantastic exercise for digesting your [email protected] Emma, Doug's granddaughter,
Other factors include reliability, dealership reputation, helps write this column.Contact Doug Mayberry at
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Myth busters: Kathie Lee Gifford years," she said. "It's surreal, you know, it's surreal 'cause
Immigrants, recalls 'crippling' the world's changed so much."
taxes, and loneliness on 'Today'
public benefits Gifford has two children, son Cody, 29, and daughter
Kathie Lee Gifford is looking back on the "crippling" Erin, 26, with her late husband. Cody and Erin are both
Myth: Undocumented loneliness she experienced before her move to engaged, and Gifford shared her excitement on Today.
immigrants don’t pay Nashville, Tenn. The 66-year-old former Today host and
taxes. 2019 Daytime Emmy winner said on the show that she's "My daughter's getting married in June. Cassidy's
doing much better since moving to the city in 2019. marrying a wonderful family friend," Gifford said. "Cody
Fact: Many un- is getting married, I think in September ... He is so happy."
documented immigrants "I'm so good, you guys," Gifford told hosts Hoda Kotb
find ways to pay both and Jenna Bush Hager. "I miss you, but I'm so good. Just Gifford hosted Today for 11 years and is also known
federal income and payroll happy, happy down there. Happy in South, happy in for hosting Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee.
taxes even if they don’t Nashville. It's a culture of kindness."
have a Social Security
number (which is normally Gifford said her move to Nashville had "been in the
required), and even if their making for many, many years." She shared how her
income was earned by previous home in Connecticut felt lonely following the
working illegally (paid death of her husband, Frank Gifford, in 2015.
“under the table”). Many
undocumented "This home of mine in Connecticut where Frank and I
immigrants pay taxes to raised our beautiful children and we had so many happy
show good moral years, when I was living there alone ... It came to feel like
character should that ever be a consideration for a mortuary with me just there alone," Gifford said.
citizenship (even though this is not required).
"I said, 'I need to make a new life for myself, or this
Additionally, undocumented immigrants also pay sales one's going to kill me.' The loneliness was crippling. It
taxes, gasoline taxes, property taxes (either through was crippling," she shared. "I said, 'Where is there life in
renting or owning property), and many other types of abundance?' Nashville."
taxes, directly and indirectly.
Gifford moved to Nashville after leaving Today in April.
Myth: Undocumented immigrants do not pay into the She said on Today in November that she feels loved and
Social Security system. respected in her new city.
Fact: Collectively, undocumented immigrants pay an "It's a place of joy for me," Gifford said. "I felt loved
estimated $11.64 billion in state and local taxes every here and received and respected."
year. Undocumented immigrants also help make the Social
Security system and Medicare program more solvent, as Gifford previously said on Today that she has gone on
they pay into the system but are ineligible to collect a couple of dates since her move.
benefits upon retiring. Undocumented immigrants
contributed $13 billion into the Social Security funds in "It was fun because I hadn't been on a date in 33
2016 and $3 billion to Medicare.
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Myth: Non-citizens can’t get Social Security Numbers.
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Fact: Only certain non-citizens are eligible to receive a
Social Security number. If an immigrant is authorized to
work temporarily through a work visa, a temporary work-
authorized status (like Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals (DACA)), or Temporary Protected Status, a Social
Security number is issued and remains valid for the length
of the work authorization period. Green card holders,
refugees, asylees, and certain other non-citizens who are
allowed the live and work in the United States indefinitely
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staying healthy The occasional indulgence did not seem problematic.
Among people who drank milk less than weekly, there
Switching to skim was no connection between richer varieties and shorter
milk may slow telomeres. Instead, the link was confined to people who
biological aging drank milk at least once a week -- and was strongest
among daily consumers, according to the report.
013020 If you want to slow down the aging process, it might The findings were published online recently in the
not hurt to replace whole milk with skim, new research journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity.Tucker
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The findings do not prove that milk fat, per se, hastens products -- might play a role. He found that in people
aging, stressed researcher Larry Tucker, a professor of who had relatively little saturated fat in their diets overall,
exercise sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, milk fat did not make a difference in telomere length. In
Utah. But the study does lend support to what U.S. contrast, the connection was "strong" in the one-third of
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But since many lifestyle factors affect telomere length,
Telomeres are bits of DNA that sit at the tips of your it's tricky to pin the blame solely on milk fat.Tucker was
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shoelace. In essence, they help keep the chromosomes people's diet and exercise habits, smoking and body
from fraying and sticking together. As people age, their weight. And higher-fat milk was still linked to stumpy
telomeres gradually get shorter, and research has linked telomeres.
shorter telomere length to a higher risk of developing
and dying from infections, cancer and heart disease. "But it's impossible to control for everything," Tucker
stressed. "We can't say that this was caused by milk fat."
"A variety of lifestyle factors are also related to
telomere length," Tucker said. That point was echoed by Lauri Wright, chair of
nutrition and dietetics at the University of North Florida,
Obese people, for example, tend to have shorter in Jacksonville. Still, the study highlights an "interesting
telomeres than lean people, as do smokers versus relationship," said Wright, who is also a spokesperson for
nonsmokers.And people who eat lots of fiber, vegetables the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
and fruit typically have longer telomeres than those who
shun those foods. So for the latest study, Tucker decided Regardless of whether milk fat speeds biological aging
to look at the relationship between telomere length and or not, she said, there are already reasons to opt for low-
milk fat. fat. One is to limit saturated fat. High intake, Wright
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As diet goes, milk is "an interesting subject," Tucker and problems with blood sugar control. Beyond that, she
noted. "There are dozens of studies that have found, as said, high-fat milk packs more calories, which can pack on
milk consumption goes up, so do disease risks," he said. pounds.
"But there are also dozens of studies that say the
opposite." "Overall," Wright said, "we would recommend skim or
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Tucker used publicly available data on 5,834 U.S. adults
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samples, which allowed measurements of telomere
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at European colonization of Africa
A physicist faces The long era of European imperialism started in the
entropy in complex 15th century but it was roughly 400 years before the land
‘Little Gods’ grab turned to Africa.As late as 1870, outsiders controlled
only about 10 percent of the continent. But then a
Readers who tackle Meng Jin’s confluence of forces opened the door: The need for raw
pleasurably difficult debut novel, materials, the demand for new markets for finished goods,
“Little Gods,” will experience both and medical advances that made it possible for Europeans
how engaging and disconcerting it is to survive in the tropics. By the 1880s, the “Scramble for
to try to fathom another’s inner life. Africa” had begun.
The character with this enigmatic At the heart of this rapacious quest was the Congo
inner life is Su Lan, a rising star in the River in equatorial Africa and its enormous, almost
field of physics in 1980s China. The impenetrable, rain forest.Today, this part of Africa includes
reader must work backward to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the
assemble a theory of Su Lan’s Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and the
identity out of peripheral evidence Central African Republic.
instead of direct observation. Her
story is told not by herself, but by a handful of people in her In “Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of
orbit, including, eventually, her grown daughter, who Equatorial Africa,” Yale University Professor Robert Harms
embarks on a journey across time and space to find her deftly and authoritatively recounts the region’s compelling,
mother’s origins. fascinating, appalling, and tragic history.
Land of Tears: The Exploration and
Exploitation of Equatorail Africa
The book literally begins with “The End,” a chapter in by Robert Harms
which the heavily pregnant Su Lan enters the delivery unit
of a Beijing hospital with her husband. The date is June 3, He organizes the story around three colorful men which is unsurprising given that they were enslaved. To
1989 – the eve of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Her working for three different rulers.The first was Hamid bin improve motivation, unimaginable violence –
daughter, Liya, is born a day later amid the chaos; Muhammad (known as Tippu Tip after the sound made by imprisonment, mutilation, and death – became the order of
meanwhile, her husband disappears and Su Lan’s world is the day. As the natural resources were depleted, the
shattered. Su Lan begins a long, slow slide into entropy, a his guns) who swore allegiance to the sultan of Zanzibar, violence meted out by the Europeans was increased. As
motif by which Jin explores the symbiotic processes of self- created the Manyema Empire (also described in the book many as 10 million people died. Meanwhile, Harms makes
as the Arab Zone) and later transferred his allegiance to clear that the investors made a fortune.
invention and self-destruction.
Her decline is foreshadowed most strongly when the Belgians. The French also pillaged the Congo. Initially they were
construction workers paint the character (chai, meaning to Then there was Henry Morton Stanley, a professional less successful than the Belgians because they invested less
and constructed little infrastructure. Eventually, they
tear down or take apart) on the side of her aging adventurer and journalist who went to Africa on behalf of adopted the Belgian model of resource exploitation, but
Harms portrays the French as less interested, or at least
apartment building. But even when she tries to start afresh the New York Herald to search for the British explorer less competent, than the Belgians.
by moving to America, she never manages to complete her David Livingstone. He quickly found Livingstone and then Within a few years, anti-slavery groups and Congo
Reform activists – especially from Britain – exposed the
Ph.D. or publish her theory of time. Years go by, and Liya followed the Congo River downstream until he reached manifold abuses. Late in the first decade of the 20th
century, both the Belgian and the French governments
goes to college. But during Liya’s first semester, Su Lan dies, the Atlantic, a journey that took roughly eight months and stepped in and took formal control of operations.
alone and seemingly unfulfilled. Completely lost and included more than 30 violent encounters with the This is a thoughtful and deeply researched book that
makes for gripping, if sometimes uncomfortable, reading.
unmoored, Liya drops out of college and flies to China to inhabitants. This is history at its best: authoritative, insightful, and
begin her search for her mother’s secret history. Finally, the Italian Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, working
Most studies of the conquest of the Congo treat the
Through vignettes of the past, Jin unveils the many facets for the French, crossed the Crystal Mountains on Africa’s Arab Zone, the French Congo, and the Congo Free State
of Su Lan, beginning with the commentary of a nurse who east coast, worked his way east toward the Congo River’s as separate and largely autonomous entities with individual
sees in Su Lan a “face that could become anything with just watershed and established a large French foothold in the histories. Harms treats all three as part of a whole and
a few lines of makeup, that, like a mirror, reflects the viewer region. renders a more comprehensive picture of the colonization
back upon herself.” Upon this blank canvas, members of Su of Africa than other books. He makes clear that the
Lan’s inner circle pile contradictory observations like layers All three had the vision, energy and financial support to Western powers all had a major blind spot in the Congo.
of paint. Su Lan can “[make] herself beautiful,” which, in explore the densest part of the African continent. Sadly, But if there is an overarching villain in the story, it is
combination with her intellect, inspires a “kind of terror” they also placed a low value on the lives and well-being of Belgium and especially Leopold II.
among her male colleagues by completely subverting their the indigenous populations they encountered – a legacy
misogynistic expectations. There is also something dark at that would have tragic and lasting effects. Fueled by the Unfortunately, the book ends just as the French and
Belgian governments began to exercise direct control over
her center, and perhaps “her excellence, her beauty, her huge amounts of mineral-rich, untamed land, and visions of their colonies. Harms implies that the governmental
overseers were less brutal than the privately run
composure” are all actually “an attempt to control” it. But nationalistic glory, the explorers had little difficulty companies that preceded them. However, even as the
violence ebbed, new and lasting damage was inflicted by
she is so disarming that she can “know you only as you convincing their European backers to colonize the region. the colonial powers. By imposing a centralized and
hierarchical governing structure, they obliterated the
knew yourself.” No one was more eager to invest in these ventures than hundreds of small, localized governmental units that had
ruled the vast landmass for centuries.With the local power
It’s clear that none of these descriptions are complete King Leopold II, King of the Belgians. Leopold was so structures destroyed, the people of the Congo lacked the
basis for forming an effective and lasting governmental
truths, even though each narrator is convinced that he or committed that he personally directed and financed the structure of their own when the French and Belgians finally
left in the 1960s.
she knows Su Lan best.Their contradictory accounts invite explorations and colonization so that the entire project
History usually casts a long shadow. The legacy of the
the reader to preside over a court of competing witnesses. was independent of the Belgian government. At the Berlin roughly 80 years of colonial rule still haunts equatorial
Africa. One can only hope that Professor Harms will tell
And it’s a pleasure to sample each of the narrators’ worthy Conference in 1884-85, Leopold persuaded other Western the next part of the story as vividly and effectively as he
digressions into their own fully realized memories and governments, including Britain and the United States, to has told the first.
meditations. Some voices are more perspicacious than give his private project the authority to act as an
others – especially that of Su Lan’s elderly neighbor Zhu independent state. In return, he agreed that the so-called By Terry W. Hartle
Wen, who sees in Su Lan “two people: the one that moved Congo Free State would be a free-trade zone for all
through the world, and the one that created that other nations while also promising to end East Africa’s still
apparent self.” flourishing slave trade.The conference also gave the French
Like its title, which describes the “desperate” power of control of a large portion of equatorial Africa that was
revolutionary youths, “Little Gods” is full of dizzying known as the French Congo. No Africans were invited to
contradictions. It speaks at once admiringly and dismissively the meeting.
of the foibles of its subjects. The world it describes is by
turns violent and tender, selfish and totally altruistic. Jin This conference was hailed as a victory for civilizing
treads purposefully over a vast landscape of difficult forces. Nothing could have been further from the truth.
subjects – aging, class anxiety, political instability, intellectual Leopold turned day-to-day control over to a small number
insecurity, racism, migration – unflinchingly deconstructing of private companies who systematically stripped the
and then moving beyond each. It is that willingness to follow Congo of its natural resources, ivory, and natural rubber.
such threads to their full conclusion, to accept “strange The global demand for both products appeared insatiable
consolation” when it comes, which gives “Little Gods” its – indeed Ivorytown, Connecticut, and Akron, Ohio, both
greatest strength. feature in Harms’ story.
By Anna Tarrow The indigenous people proved a reluctant labor force,
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singular voice in travel writing
initiatives at New York’s Parsons School of Design and co- Powerful women
founder of and editor at The Shanghai Literary Review. writers dominate the
Singaporean-British author Sharlene Teo (who wrote best books of January
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The iconic Harlem Renaissance writer (“Their Eyes Were
She had three names; traveled to more than 55 Sanmao’s opening sentence immediately sets an Watching God,” “Barracoon”) cast her insightful eye on
countries; studied in Germany, the United States, and Spain; independent, adventurous tone:“When I first arrived in the race, class, love, and gender in these stories while she was
spoke multiple languages; and eventually wrote more than desert, I desperately wanted to be the first female explorer the lone black student at Barnard College in 1925. Edited
20 titles with 15 million copies sold worldwide. Born Chen to cross the Sahara.” While she didn’t quite cover all by Genevieve West, the book offers a chronological trove
Maoping in Chongqing, China, in 1943 and raised 103,000 square miles of the world’s largest hot desert, she of a classic writer finding her stride, including these lost
predominantly in Taiwan, the peripatetic polyglot was a moves in the 1970s to the outskirts of El Aaiún, then the eight, which have been rescued from obscurity from
pioneering global citizen, fueled by her extraordinary capital of the Spanish Sahara (the former Spanish colony is periodicals of the day.
curiosity and infectious enthusiasm. She chose Echo as her currently administered by Morocco). She rents a house,
English name, in homage to her art teacher.To the literary lives there with her new Spanish husband José María 2. Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict
community, she is best known as Sanmao, the pseudonym Quero, and quickly becomes a beloved fixture among her
inspired by a Chinese comic-strip character created in diverse neighbors. She dispenses (with considerable Marie Benedict has written a fascinating historical novel
1935 who remains a beloved icon today; the name means success) medicinal cures although she has no medical about Clementine,Winston Churchill’s wife, keen political
“three hairs,” noting the extent of the young boy’s poverty- training, becomes the de facto local source from whom to partner, and trusted confidant. She and her formidable
plagued malnutrition.“When I began to write, I decided to borrow (permanently, mostly), obtains a driver's license husband inspired the people of Britain during the dark
faithfully record the lives of ordinary people whose voices after evading the local police for months, and spends a few years of World War II.
go unheard,” Sanmao said of her choice. weekends as an unlikely fishmonger (although she and José
eat up any profits). She creates “the most beautiful home in 3. The Blaze by Chad
Those ordinary, unheard voices populate “Stories of the the desert,” according to a wandering foreign reporter. Dundas
Sahara” marking the beginning of Sanmao’s glorious,
prodigious literary career. Initially serialized in the Irresistibly adept at charming the reader with her An Iraq War veteran
Taiwanese newspaper United Daily News, the 20-essay stubborn openness, her descriptive details, her self- returns to his
collection was published in Chinese in 1976 to instant deprecation, Sanmao is equally affecting in exposing the hometown. The trouble
success. “Stories” finally makes its English-language debut darker elements of her desert sojourn:The child marriage is, he was injured in an
more than four decades later, made possible by writer- of her next-door-neighbor’s 10-year-old daughter, explosion and has lost
translator Mike Fu, who is also the assistant dean of global complete with her helpless screams on her first night as a much of his memory. His
wife; the heartless extortion of lonely, naive men by news reporter ex-
faraway fake wives; the multigenerational buying and selling girlfriend helps him piece
of enslaved human beings and the anguished misery of their together his past amid
bewildered families; the brutal murders between political arson and murder that
factions, and the collateral damage suffered by everyone. may relate to his
Beyond her infectious energy, Sanmao reveals keen insight, boyhood.“The Blaze” is a
astute self-awareness, and the rare glimpses of unsettled gripping and suspenseful
Her desert exploits and explorations come to a sudden 4. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
end with José’s death in a 1979 diving accident. Alone,
Sanmao returns to Taiwan to be with family, settling by A young mother and her son flee north after a Mexican
1981 into a comparatively fixed life of writing (including the cartel kills her journalist husband. Jeanine Cummins’
screenplay for the award-winning 1990 Taiwanese film "Red contemporary thriller juxtaposes the tenderness of a
Dust," starring Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung) and young family against the terror of the cartel and
teaching. Sadly, she took her own life in 1991 – at the age illuminates the humanity of those seeking entry at
of 47. America’s southern border.
Sanmao “lives again in new translations of some of her 5.Virginia Woolf by Gillian Gill
earliest work,” Fu writes in his acknowledgements,
referring to his own “belated translation” as “a labour of Virginia Woolf is a cipher, lurking at the margins of this
love.” He assures us that Sanmao “would have delighted in book, which is subtitled “And the Women Who Shaped
the opportunity to befriend even more people across Her World.” Gillian Gill’s research turns up fascinating
cultures and languages.” details of her maternal lineage, but the book drifts off
course in attempting to psychoanalyze the Bloomsbury
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sisters, was sexually abused as a young child by her half
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about teen's risk for depression depression at the low end to severe depression at the high from the health care provider. The two can discuss what's
end. During the same visit, the provider and the teen talk been going on in the teen's life to bring on those feelings, and
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At her most recent well-child about the answers and what the total score means. if it may signal a larger problem.
checkup, my 13-year-old daughter was given a questionnaire
about depression, even though she doesn't have any The PHQ-9 M is a useful tool for uncovering important If the score on the questionnaire indicates depression, the
symptoms of depression. Is screening for depression typical issues and concerns that should be addressed and that health care provider may refer the teen to a mental health
at her age? If so, how are the answers used? otherwise may not come up during a teen's well-child visit, specialist or recommend other follow-up treatment. It's
such as feeling down, feelings of failure or thoughts of suicide. important to note that the form is designed to show if a teen
ANSWER: Major depression is common. It's estimated It also gives a health care provider the opportunity to probe may be at an increased risk for depression or suicide. It is not
that up to 8 percent of teens have experienced depression in further and find out more. intended as a tool to diagnosis depression, and it can't be
the past year. Untreated depression may place a teen at risk used in place of a thorough evaluation with a health care
for recurrent depressive episodes or increase their risk of For example, if a teen answers "several days" to the provider.
suicide. The risk factors for depression vary and include a
family history of depression, age (a bit more common in Screening all teens for depression is important because
older kids), and sex (more common in girls than boys). That depression is a serious mental health problem that requires
said, it's important to understand that depression can happen treatment. In many cases, depression symptoms can get
in teens who don't have any of the typical risk factors. worse or lead to other concerns if left untreated.The sooner
depression is identified, the sooner it can be addressed. For
It's standard practice for health care providers to screen most teens with depression, treatment such as medication
for depression in all teens starting at age 12. The questions and psychological counseling can effectively ease symptoms
and answers can give a health care provider insight about and help them feel better. - Elizabeth Cozine, M.D., Family
whether a teen may be at risk for depression.They also can Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
spark conversation about a teen's thoughts, feelings and
behaviors. It's useful to repeat the questionnaire annually Mayo Clinic Q & A is an educational resource and doesn't
throughout the teen years so a health care provider can replace regular medical care. E-mail a question to
watch for changes that could indicate an increased risk for
depression. MayoClinicQ&A(AT SIGN)mayo.edu. For more information, visit
The form that's often used to screen for depression in
teens is a patient health questionnaire called the PHQ-9 M. Tune in to Happenings Q&A on AM1050 WLIP Thursday, February 6th
The "M" stands for "modified" because the questionnaire has at 1pm when Dr. Shika Verma rejoins the show. A full-time child and
been customized to be suitable for teens. It's short, with only adolescent psychiatrist, Shikha Verma, MD, works with children and
nine questions, and takes less than five minutes to complete.
It addresses topics such as how a teen is feeling, interest in adolescents on the inpatient unit Rogers' West Allis hospital campus and
activities, sleeping and eating patterns, concentration, and in the day treatment care and at Rogers in Kenosha. Dr. Verma began her
energy and activity levels. It also asks if a teen has had medical career at Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi, India, followed
thoughts of hurting himself or herself.
by residency training at Hennepin-Regions Psychiatry Program in
Answers are given on a scale of 0 to 3 to identify how Minnesota. She completed her fellowship
often in the previous two weeks the teen has had each of the in child and adolescent psychiatry at the
symptoms listed. The questionnaire then asks how difficult Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated
Half of cancer survivors under 65
experience financial hardship
Many American cancer survivors struggle were worried about finances and nearly 30 Xuesong Han, senior principal scientist with available and offering supportive programs
to pay for their medical care and have to cut percent worried about delaying or forgoing the American Cancer Society. for survivors and family members.
back on spending, dip into their savings, or care because of cost concerns.
change their living situation. The study was published Jan. 15 in the "As the number of cancer survivors grows,
Of the older survivors, 42 percent said journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & the costs of cancer treatments rise, and
These problems are more common among they had experienced medical financial Prevention. patient cost-sharing increases, there is a
those under 65 than among older survivors, hardship and 38 percent said they had made growing need for financial intervention at
a new survey reveals. financial sacrifices. "Overall, health insurance coverage is multiple levels to help cancer survivors
critically important for cancer patients and minimize their risk of financial hardship," Han
Researchers focused on 401 cancer Factors significantly associated with survivors," Han said in a journal news said. "We hope our findings will inform the
survivors, ages 18 to 64, and 562 who were greater financial hardship included low release. "Even those who had private development of future health policies and
65 and older. Among the younger group, 54 income, low levels of education, being from a insurance coverage reported financial interventions in care delivery."
percent had medical financial hardship as a racial or ethnic minority group, other health hardship, suggesting that the types of
result of their cancer diagnosis and problems, not having private insurance, coverage and extent of patient cost-sharing The number of cancer survivors in the
treatment. The same percentage had made extended employment change, and recent are important, too." United States rose by 1.4 million in the past
financial sacrifices in spending, savings or cancer treatment. three years to 16.9 million as of Jan. 1, 2019.
their living arrangements as a result. Han noted that other studies have found
Financial hardship in cancer patients has that provisions of the Affordable Care Act
Nearly a quarter of these younger been linked to worse symptoms and lower that expanded coverage, such as Medicaid
respondents said they had trouble paying quality of life. Extreme cases, such as expansion, have reduced hardship among
medical bills, needed to borrow money, or bankruptcy, are associated with an increased cancer survivors. She added that employers
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Pet World allowed to chew and not chew. Animals on the loose!
with Cathy Keep in mind, corrections Firefighters in Britain rescued a cow character and emotions, they are very
Rosenthal are always verbal, and training that broke through a fence with some smart," the Instagram post said. "They
is always positive. I say this fellow bovines and nearly ended up walked outside and got very happy
Puppies love to because you mention spraying drowning in slurry. Staffordshire Fire from seeing the snow, the trees and
chew what I can only assume is and Rescue said crews from Leek, the pedestrians whom they took for
Bitter Apple into her mouth. Cannock, Stafford and Newcastle spectators. Roni stayed by one of the
Dear Cathy, We've always when you are not around to Bitter Apple is an awful scent responded to the slurry pit in Stafford trees while Carla walked towards a
had multiple dogs and now tell her, so she develops the sprayed on items to along with members of animal rescue pile of snow." A road was blocked to
own a black lab who is 9 chewing habit when you're not discourage a dog from group Unimog and a water rescue prevent the elephants from getting
months old. She is the easiest home or around. chewing. So, continue using the team when four cows escaped from into confrontations with moving
puppy in the world to potty Bitter Apple on items you their pasture and went wandering in vehicles.The elephants were eventually
train, but I have never had a When you are away from don't want her to chew, but do dangerous terrain. Officials said three led back to the circus building and
dog chew so much. We have home, keep her in a pet- not spray any of it in her of the cows were able to exit the loaded into a transport vehicle for the
toys and chewies all over the proofed room so she doesn't mouth, as that is a form of water on their own, but the fourth had trip to St. Petersburg.
floor and in a toy box, and yet have access to things she can punishment and doesn't teach sank into the slurry and was in danger
I have lost three pairs of shoes, chew. Leave her with things her anything. In fact, she may of drowning.The rescuers managed to •••
Christmas decorations, gloves, she is allowed to chew, like chew more just to get the lift the cow out of danger and return it
plants and baskets. stuffed animals or a Kong with awful taste out of her mouth. to the farm alongside the three other Police in
treats frozen inside to keep animals. Firefighters said the cows
Train her when you are appeared to have broken through a Iceland
home as to what is off-limits fence to get from their pasture to the
and what is allowed; pet-proof slurry pit. responded to
a room/area that she can be in
when you are not home; leave ••• an unusual call
her with toys she can chew;
and be patient, as she is still a A pair of elephants escaped from a when an Arctic
puppy and will eventually circus in Russia and caused some
outgrow this behavior with the traffic delays while playing in the snow. seal wandered
proper supervision and The Yekaterinburg Circus said in an
guidance from you. Instagram post that Asian elephants far away from
Carla, 45, and Roni, 50, were being
Dear Cathy, I'm curious as taken for a walk outside before they home and
to why dog owners apparently were due to be driven to St.
feel their dogs can urinate Petersburg for an Italian Circus show ended up in a
wherever the urge occurs. I've hosted by the Bolshoi State St.
observed dogs urinate on my Petersburg Circus when they pulled harbor. The
trees, lawn and flowers while free from their handlers. Video
their owners calmly look on. - captured by witnesses shows the Southern
Howard, Oceanside, New York elephants rolling and playing in the
snow while their handlers attempt Peninsula Region Police said in a
Dear Howard, Most of the unsuccessfully to coax them back
time people are walking their toward the circus building. Facebook post that officers responded
dogs so the dogs can relieve
themselves. Male dogs in "The elephants have their own to a report of a seal pup acting
particular like to mark
everything. It's how they strangely in Njarovik harbor. Police
communicate with other dogs
who have taken that same took the seal to the Reykjavik Family
Park and Zoo, where veterinarians
While dog owners can't
control when their dog said it was suffering from malnutrition
decides to urinate or defecate,
they always should clean up and an eye infection. The seal was
their animal's feces and avoid
yards whose owners might be identified as a ringed seal, a species
upset if their dogs urinates
there. If it bothers you, have a native to the Arctic. Experts said
gentle talk with your neighbors
and ask them to steer clear of young ringed seals are known to
your yard. If it helps, though, I
have not seen a plant die from wander far from their native habitat
a dog peeing on it.
and have been spotted in Iceland
As well as being a recuring guest
on Happenings Q&A, Cathy M. before. The zoo said the young seal
Rosenthal is a longtime animal
will be released back into the wild
advocate, author, columnist and pet
I have a spray that is her mind busy. (Don't leave expert who has more than 25 years once it is recovered.
supposed to taste awful that I food treats if it will cause your
am spraying on things and also two dogs to fight.) in the animal welfare field. Send Brewery using beer cans to
in her mouth, so she realizes it your pet questions, stories and tips find homes for shelter dogs
is nasty. I don't want to have to When you are home, make
crate her again. She is with our sure there are things around to [email protected] A Florida brewery is finding
11-year-old dog during the day that she can chew, but homes for local shelter dogs by
on the main level of the house. shouldn't, and train her to putting photos of adoptable
Do you have any ideas on how "drop it" or "leave it" if she canines on cans of beer.
to stop the chewing? goes after one. For example, if Motorworks Brewing teamed
she picks up a shoe, tell her to with Manatee County Animal
- Jeri, Oshkosh,Wisconsin "drop it" and hold out a treat Services to put photos of dogs
so she will.When she drops it, from the shelter on cans of
Dear Jeri, Your girl will be a give her a reward word like Cruiser golden lager. The
puppy until she is about 18 "bingo" to let her know she brewery said proceeds from
months to 2 years old, and did what you asked, followed sales of lager 4-packs are being
puppies like to chew. Labs are by the treat. Pick up the shoe donated to Manatee County
easy to train though, so here is and put it back to its original Animal Services to help build a new shelter. MCAS officials said they are
what I suggest. location. If she wanders over currently at nearly twice the capacity of their current shelter.
to it again, tell her to "leave it,"
Reduce her access to things followed by the reward word "It has been a constant problem, being the county's only open-admission
she can chew. Be vigilant about and treat again. shelter, we take in nearly 15-20 animals every day," Hans Wohlgefahrt, the
keeping closets closed, shoes shelter's outreach and event specialist, told WFTS-TV. Wohlgefahrt said two of
put away, and doors shut to Put one of the toys she can the dogs featured on the cans have already been adopted, but two others are
rooms when you can't be chew in front of her along with still awaiting homes along with dozens of other dogs.
present to supervise her. She a treat. It won't take long for
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Living long with comforting sourdough waffles
If you could be promised a long, influential So many people think of sourdough as an all-
healthy life, you would probably be lifestyle choices were to not smoke American - or at least North American -
thrilled. New research finds there and to maintain a healthy weight. phenomenon. Credit that to the fact that
(SET ITAL)is(END ITAL) a way -- sourdough starters (wild yeast cultures regularly
but it requires commitment and The bottom line is what we eat - fed and nurtured to keep available for leavening
discipline to certain lifestyle factors. - or don't eat -- can play a huge role bread) were mainstays not only of pioneering life
in how healthy we are in our later but also among the miners who made sourdough
Those lifestyle factors include years. Eat your veggies and fruit, the reliable daily bread in San Francisco during the
never smoking, at least 30 minutes have plenty of plant-based meals, 1849 California Gold Rush era; plus, other miners
of physical activity per day, and go easy on the cakes, cookies came to be known as "sourdoughs" during the
moderate alcohol intake, and ice cream. Klondike Gold Rush in Canada during the late
maintaining a healthy weight (less 1890s.
than 25 body mass index) and a Q and A
good-quality diet. In reality, though, sourdough is much older and
Q: Should pasta be avoided to eat more global. For many centuries, all yeast-leavened
The research found it was the healthy? bread was sourdough, stretching back to ancient
combination of those factors that Egypt and up to the widespread development of
led to a longer, healthier life. A: Pasta can certainly fit into a commercial yeasts in the early 20th century.Today,
healthy diet -- in the right portions. sourdough cultures are still nurtured in many
So, what should you eat for While traditional pasta is a "refined traditional homes, and it's finding new enthusiasts
longevity and health? Foods that are grain," which means that the outer among artisanal bakers and home bread makers
high in fiber, such as whole grains, coating of the wheat kernel has alike.
fruits and vegetables. Avoid foods been stripped of some of its
high in sugar, sodium, saturated fat components, it doesn't belong in When I first visited San Francisco many years
and refined carbohydrates. the same category as refined grain ago, I was amused when I was asked if I ever had
foods like doughnuts and cookies. anything like their beloved sourdough bread. Of
In the study, participants were White pasta still has a fiber and is course I had, having grown up in Austria eating
followed for more than 20 years. enriched with B vitamins and iron. rustic sourdough. I love baking with sourdough
Those who followed four or five of And if you want more fiber, choose starters myself and usually offer some form of
the healthy lifestyle choices whole-grain pasta, which packs as sourdough bread in my restaurants.
significantly increased their healthy much as 7 grams of fiber per
life span after age 50. The most serving. So today, I would love to offer you a taste of
sourdough to enjoy in your own kitchen. But I'll
SLOW COOKER POTATO SOUP keep it simple with a recipe that provides the dioxide gas released instantly when baking
pleasures of real, tangy sourdough flavor without powder - one of the recipe's dry ingredients -
3 pounds waxy potatoes, cut into 1- to 2-inch pepper and broth in a 6-quart slow cooker. need for the mixing, kneading and rising traditional comes in contact with the batter's liquid. But the
chunks Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 loaves require. recipe I share here gets extra lightness and flavor
1 medium onion, chopped hours.Add 1 1/2 cups cream, and blend the from a simply made sourdough starter.
2 cloves garlic, chopped soup with an immersion blender (or in batches How is that possible? My sourdough waffles
1 1/2 teaspoons salt in a regular blender) until smooth. If the soup is make it easy. Once your waffle batter is ready, use whatever
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped too thick, add the remaining 1/2 cup cream. regular or Belgian-style waffle iron you have,
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper Serves 10 (1 cup each). Waffles, like pancakes made from similar following the manufacturer's instructions. Cook
4 cups no-salt-added chicken broth or vegetable batters, are in fact a simple form of bread known them until deep golden-brown, and - straight to
broth • Per serving: 183 calories; 4 grams protein; 27 as a quick bread, primarily leavened by the carbon your kitchen - you'll experience your own Gold
1 1/2 to 2 cups light cream grams carbohydrates; 7 grams fat; 21 milligrams Rush!
• Combine potatoes, onion, garlic, salt, thyme, cholesterol; 3 grams fiber; 439 milligrams
SOURDOUGH WAFFLES WITH FRUIT SYRUP
Makes 5 8-inch (20-cm) waffles until well combined. Leave, covered, at warm Cover with a clean kitchen towel and leave
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) sourdough starter for room temperature until bubbles begin to at warm room temperature until the batter
waffles (recipe follows) form, about 30 minutes. begins to bubble and develops a somewhat
1/2 cup (125 mL) nonfat milk • Heat a waffle iron and coat lightly but pleasant sour smell, about 24 hours.
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, evenly with nonstick spray. Using a 4-ounce • Transfer the starter to a covered container,
melted (125 mL) ladle, pour batter evenly into the and store in the refrigerator for at least
1 large egg waffle iron and cook until golden brown. three days before using.
1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve
2 tablespoons sugar immediately with a drizzle of fruit syrup. FRUIT SYRUP
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder Makes about 1 1/3 cups (335 mL)
1/4 teaspoon salt SOURDOUGH STARTER FOR WAFFLES 1 cup (250 mL) pure maple syrup
Nonstick cooking spray Makes about 4 cups (1 L) 1/3 cup (85 mL) small blueberries, sliced
Fruit Syrup (recipe follows) 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour strawberries or other fresh fruit
• In a large mixing bowl, combine the starter, 2 cups (500 mL) nonfat milk 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
milk, melted butter, and egg. Stir well. 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt with live • Put the syrup, fruit and orange zest in a
• In a smaller bowl, sift together the flour, cultures small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring
sugar, baking powder and salt.Add these dry 1 small potato, peeled and finely grated occasionally, until the syrup and fruit are
ingredients to the starter mixture, and stir • In a medium bowl, stir together all the warm, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve immediately.
ingredients until thoroughly combined.
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Take The Bite Out Of chocolate and find a comfy chair. The weather will get another building," Andrus said in the video. "We have a
Winter Driving better...eventually. body shop and paint shop.We'll move down there."
There's enough not to like about winter without having By Ralph Lee TMS Auto repair in a nearby business strip was also
your car break down on the road. Take these steps while damaged in the blast. Business owners said they were
the weather is warmer so your body temperature doesn't $1M worth of fortunate the explosion did not occur when their shops
rise because of car problems when the temperatures drop. Corvettes trapped were open.
after deadly Houston
Manual labor warehouse explosion Driver caught using
carpool lanes with
Break out your owner's manual, grab an iced tea The owner of Houston Corvette Service said that $1 skeleton passenger
(remember, you're doing this while it's still warm out) and million worth of Corvettes were trapped in two buildings
find a comfy chair. Now, read your manual and make sure flattened due to a warehouse explosion that killed two Police in Arizona said they pulled over a driver caught
you've been doing all the recommended maintenance to people across the street. using the carpool lanes with a skeleton as his only
this point. Get the things done that you've neglected and passenger. The Arizona Department of Public Safety
make an appointment to have anything done that's Gordon Andrus, owner of the company, has two tweeted a photo showing the skeleton, wearing a hat and
required in the immediate future. Anything that's a buildings across the street from the site of the blast, covered in tattered bandages, sitting in the passenger seat
problem now (hard starts, stalling, rough idling) can be Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, a plastic of the 62-year-old driver's car.
exacerbated by hazardous winter conditions. manufacturing warehouse where two Watson employees
were killed lasy Friday. The department said the man was diving in the high-
An ounce of prevention occupancy vehicle lanes on State Road-101, near Apache
Andrus said his buildings "are flattened." Boulevard in the Tempe area.The driver was cited for HOV
Do a little investigative snooping under the hood to and window tinting violations.
prevent trouble before it starts. Check your belts and "It's sitting there with about $1 million in cars right
hoses for wear. Make sure all your fluids are topped off, now," he continued. "We restore old Corvettes, and it's full SMART READER January 30, 2020 19
including the all-important windshield washer reservoir. of what used to be really nice cars."
When was the last time your anti-freeze was changed? If
you don't know, it may be past time. Don't forget the Andrus added that he is grateful no one was inside the
battery. Remove your terminals and use warm water and buildings during the explosion, so no one was hurt.
baking soda to clean your battery's posts. There's nothing
worse than having everything mechanically sound only to John Watson, the owner of the plastics manufacturing
find your vehicle won't start because the battery is dead. warehouse, told KTRK-TV in Houston the explosion
originated from a propylene tank, but Houston Fire Chief
Wiper not wiping? Samuel Pena said investigators aren't yet sure what caused
It's a blizzard outside, but you're warm and toasty in
your smoothly running car. Stay warm by making sure your KHOU-TV reporter Melissa Correa tweeted Saturday
windshield wipers are in good shape before the blizzard. that police and fire officials were working "round the clock
There's nothing worse-not to mention dangerous-than with investigators" to find out the cause of the explosion.
having to stop every five minutes, get out of your car and
brush the elements off your windshield because you're The blast radiated outward, smashing into nearby homes
wipers aren't working right. Check the rubber and make and businesses. It could be felt for miles around the Texas
sure there are no cracks or worn spots on the blade. Make metropolitan area.
sure the blade adheres to the windshield as it moves. If it
doesn't, you may need to adjust the arm for a more snug KHOU-TV video shows the damage to Andrus'
fit. To ensure your wipers aren't overly taxed when snow businesses near the site of the blast.
and ice hit, stash a brush and ice scraper in the car to get
as much debris off the windshield as possible before you "We're upset, but we'll be up and running Monday, in
The importance of having quality tires to handle
whatever road conditions winter may hold can't be
overstated. Make sure your tread depth is adequate to
handle the conditions for your area. Look at your tires and
inspect them for tread life and uneven wearing. Check for
cuts and nicks.While you're down there, check each tire's
Expect the unexpected
You've done everything right, but the possibility still
exists you'll be left stranded some cold winter night. Be
prepared by having some essentials to see you through
until help arrives. Clean the junk out of your trunk and put
in the following: flares, a flashlight, jumper cables, a shovel,
blankets and sand for traction. Have some non-perishable
food in your glove box.
Finally, if the weather is too bad, don't drive in it. Break
out your favorite magazine or newspaper, grab some hot
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Fans who plan to attend Super Bowl LIV
between the Kansas City Chiefs and San
Francisco 49ers in Florida on Feb. 2 will pay
much more than in previous years as ticket
prices surge to unprecedented levels. The
average price on the resale market for
Super Bowl LIV is 32 percent more than
last year, according to the NFL's official
Super Bowl LIII tickets in 2019 cost an
average of $6,740, but that has jumped to
$8,904 this year. That's also an enormous
amount more compared to what fans spent
when the Chiefs played in 1970's Super
Bowl IV -- their most recent appearance.Tom Henschel, 77, paid $15 for his
ticket to that game, in which the Chiefs beat the MinnesotaVikings at Tulane
Stadium in New Orleans. He plans to be in Miami to continue his streak.
"The first three Super Bowl tickets were $12 each," said Henschel, who
has attended every championship game. "They went to $15 for five years.
Then they went to $20, $30, $40 and more." Henschel lives in the Tampa,
Fla., area, and is one of three living members of the Never Miss A Super
Bowl Club. He owns every program and ticket from his 53 Super Bowls. "If
I ever lost them, it would be like losing my arms," Henschel said.
Super Bowl ticket prices have continued to rise, reaching an average face-
value price of $1,000 in 2008, with the secondary market cost significantly
higher. The last time the 49ers played in the Super Bowl, in 2013, average
ticket prices reached $3,673 on the secondary market after the NFC
Championship. And that was cheap by today's standards.
"The Super Bowl is getting to the point where it's not for the average,
die-hard fan," said Henschel, who has a deal with the NFL to pay face value
for his tickets. "It's for the rich and famous." Face value usually means
$1,000 to $2,000 per ticket.
A spokesperson for the Miami International Airport said an additional
30,000 to 40,000 passengers are expected to fly in and out of the city daily
in the days surrounding the game. That includes fans, VIPs, league officials
and media from around the world. A Ticketmaster survey found that the
Super Bowl is a super attraction for NFL fans. Some 35 percent would give
up drinking alcohol for a year and 21 percent would give up their vacation
days to watch their team play live in the big game. The NFL has a long
history of hosting in Miami -- 10 times previously -- and has a healthy
budget when funding the annual event.
The NFL will splurge to make the experience special for fans as the
league celebrates its 100th anniversary. Eric Finkelstein, NFL senior
director of event operations, declined to reveal how much the league is
spending, but did say the NFL makes an investment to make the game as
big as possible.
"We are prepared to put on an amazing show and get everything ready
with what should be an amazing matchup between two great teams,"
Finkelstein said. Halftime will feature Shakira and Jennifer
Lopez, and Demi Lovato will sing the national anthem before
the teams take the field.
Also, the NFL is planning more outside-the-game
attractions than any other Super Bowl. More than a dozen
parties are planned, and several feature big-name celebrities
including Lizzo, DJ Khaled, Maroon 5, Snoop Dogg, Guns N'
Roses, Harry Styles, Shaquille O'Neal, Pitbull, Lil Wayne, Black
Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga.
And Miami remains a popular venue in the league's eyes.
Among the many reasons is the weather, with the
temperature expected to be around 70 degrees at kickoff.
"There is a reason why we keep coming back," Finkelstein
said. "It's a perfect setting for what will be a great matchup."
To hear all the talk about
the big game - and of course
the commericals - tune in to
Happenings Q&A on Monday,
February 3rd at noon when
Marc Smathers joins the
conversation on AM1050 WLIP.
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Our under our feet. We are creatures of habit, yes, all living change. Which, in itself, is part of their routine. If we are
Earth things are. Look to nature and animals, they are working constantly resisting change, we are resisting growth.
off pure instinct at all times and are constantly adapting to Resisting growth leads to illness, eventually. Think of it as
with Gretchen Covelli such; as we grow from a baby to a toddler we experience
quite a bit of change in diet alone. We go from an exclusive
Embracing change; liquid diet to slowing incorporating solid foods, much of
Living by the pull of which we have to experience one at a time to make sure
the seasons we do not have adverse reactions. However, if we did not
make this change, this slow progression, we would stop
Ah, Winter. I am sure by now we are all beginning to thriving. Our health would be severely stunted and illness
"feel" it. Although, we have had a fairly mild winter thus would surely set in. We would stop growing. Change is
far (in my neck of the woods, anyway), now is the time inevitable. As adults we tend to feel our lives have
when the current season really starts to settle in. We feel become a bit more "permanent", if you will, that we have
the pull of being indoors, warm and cozy, as much as it all figured out.....somewhat......for the most part.....not
possible. The need for a few more cups of hot coffee and really. If we have it all figured out then why is disease so
all the comfort food a person could ask for. I encourage prevalent? Why do we bank on the fact that winter is here
you to begin to hear these instincts, as this is truly optimal and the flu will inevitably be settling into our homes?
for your overall health and well-being. So much of nature Sickness has become part of our routine as resisting
is hibernating during these cold dark months and in a change has become part of our routine.
sense we should be as well. Our bodies need this time of
quiet preparation for the rebirth of Spring and Summer. I invite you to follow along with my four part series,
Please know I am not telling you to curl up in your home where I focus on embracing each change of season. Let's
and never leave, that's neither healthy nor realistic discuss food, nutrition, self-care, activity, being in doors,
Constantly dreaming of warm summer days in the dead of being out of doors, and enjoying life through it all.
winter is also not healthy, nor productive. So let's talk
about a balance. Living by the pull of the seasons can be "There is nothing permanent except change" (author
amazing for your overall health and well being. What does unknown).
that mean exactly?
Thank you for taking the time to read and share this
Well, for starters, we have to be accepting of "change", space with me. I wish you many blessings in this New Year
which we all know is not easy. Just when we feel we are full of peace, love and happiness. Remember to give
in our groove and things are moving along smoothly, BAM!, yourself grace, hold those you love the most close to you
change sets in. Change in season, change in weather, and be present in your everyday. -Gretchen-
change in our health, change in our emotions/ well- being,
change in our diet. Suddenly we feel our world crumbling Hi there, I’m Gretchen.
I own Gypsies Baskets, a small Fair Trade basket business.
Most Saturdays you will find me in my booth at the Kenosha
HarborMarket. My family and I love adventuring through
nature preserves, shopping at downtown businesses and
restaurants, exploring the museums and the art district, or
strolling along our gorgeous lakefront.
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Kenosha History December Christine Reins
MelissaThompson & Carvette
Post Office - City Hall - Bain Wagon Company - Allen Tannery.. Divorce report Thompson
Dawn MarieTimoshuk & Jeret
Taken in November of 1922, from the roof of the Elks Club (today the Stella Hotel), this view looks north towards the Allen Tannery. Brittany Ann-Louise Baker & Michael Timoshuk
Kevin Donald Baker
Closest to the camera are the Halberstadt Flats, built in the 1890s on 57th Street and 8th Avenue. Above it is the old Post Office. Traci Buccieri & Anthony B. OWIs
When the current Post Office was built, the flats were demolished and the old Post Office moved to the other side of Civic Park and Buccieri Sr.
Adam Rae Caldwell & Christina Andersen,Matthew James.Racine.
houses the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Elise Caldwell OWI (1st) -Armstrong,GrantAlan.
Across the street is City Hall, and above that we see many buildings belonging to the Bain Wagon Company. Ella L. Carreno & Jesus Carreno- LakeVilla,IL.OWI (1st) - Barr,
And in the distance is the Allen Tannery on the north side of Pike Creek. In the middle of the top of the image you may be able to Estrado GregoryT.Salem.OWI (1st) -
Katherine Maureen Crowe & Campbell,Michael Lee.Kenosha.
make out the turret of the Schlitz Hotel. Michael Patrick Crowe OWI (1st) - Caronti,PeterW.
Photo copyright of the Kenosha County Historical Society. Want to learn more about old Kenosha? Visit www.kenoshahistorycenter.org Justin David Culliton & Ashley Kenosha.OWI (2nd) - Chop,Jeffrey
Michelle Culliton J.Salem.OWI - Debelle,Ryan Levi.
and plan your next visit to the Kenosha History Center at 220 51st St. (on beautiful Simmons Island). Call 262-654-5770 for hours. Charles J. Eisenberg & Alexis Salem.OWI (1st) - Dinelli,Mary J.
Ashley Serbiak Kenosha.OWI (1st) - Dowling,
Tinaloraine Fondrliak & James E Susan Renee.Winthrop Harbor.
Fondriak OWI (1st) - Ellis,Randall E.
Keri Ann Galley & Bryan Michael Kenosha.OWI (3rd) - Fani,Steven
Galley B.Kenosha.OWI (1st) - Grisk,
Jeffrey John Glowinski & Candice Laura J.Franksville.OWI (1st) -
Elizabeth Glowinski Hendrickson,Barbara J.Pleasant
LoriT Higgins & Sean A Higgins Prairie.OWI (3rd) - Heusdens,Eric
Kristi Lynn Hinson & James Elijah J.Union Grove.OWI (4th) -
Hinson Jecevicus, Charles T. Kenosha. OWI
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Nickolas Jon Kroll & Heather Sandra.Pleasant Prairie.OWI (2nd)
Lynn Kroll - Lane,Stacey M.Kenosha.OWI
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Patrick Goroscki Kenosha.OWI (2nd) - Osborn,
Maria Luna & Benito Avila MorganAshley.Kenosha.OWI (1st)
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Barajas OWI (5/6th) - Rice,Shawn Michael.
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Oluremi Osostimehin Scudder,James H.Twin Lakes.OWI
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Pieroni (4th) - Soto,SalemA.Kenosha.
Trudy Ann Pulaski &William OWI (4th) - Stubbe,Amber Kristy.
David Pulaski Jr Kenosha.OWI (1st) -Thomas,
Gretchen Grace Rosenke & Surprenta D.Waukegan.OWI (1st)
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Andrea Rose Ruffner & Peter OWI (1st) -Trakas,NancyAnn.
David Ruffner Kenosha.OWI (1st) -Vanelzen,
Erin Kathleen Ruffolo & Ronald Alexandria M.Mt Pleasant.OWI
Gerard Ruffolo (2nd) -Walther,Eric C.Kenosha.
Maria Luisa Salazar & Pedro OWI (2nd)
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community Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Little Shop of Horrors
calendar It’s snow joke! Last year the Kenosha Polar Plunge The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles
raised over $51,000 to support Special Olympics across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" -
TO PLACE A LISTING: Wisconsin’s year-round program of sports training and after his coworker crush.This foul-mouthed, R&B-
e-mail to: [email protected]; or mail to: Community Calendar c/o Carmichael competition for children and adults with intellectual singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune
disabilities. Ready to freeze for a reason in 2020? Come to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps
Communications, 1420 63rd Street, Kenosha, WI 53143-4451. Please include all out to the Brat Stop, I-94 and Hwy. 50, on Saturday, feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour
pertinent information including the who, what, where, when, why, and how much. February 1st to show us your brrravery and support! discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent
Check-in and registration runs from 10am - 1pm with towards global domination! Come out to the Rhode
Listings may be edited for length and are none are guaranteed to be included. the opening ceremony and plunges starting at noon. Center for the Arts, 514 56th Street for The Lakeside
Stick around through the day for great food, beverages, Players production of this timeless classic. Showtimes
ONGOING EVENTS raffles, silent auction and live music. are February 7th - 22nd, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30
pm, Sundays at 2pm.Tickets available at the door, $15-
Hold Your Horses! Elizabeth Cady Stanton Program $18.
This is a display of Civil War Museum artifacts and This is a free program performed by Laura Keyes at the Snow Daze Festival
history surrounding the First Regiment Wisconsin Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave, at 1pm on Sunday,
Cavalry. On display though May 2020 at the Civil War February 2nd. Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for equal The seventh annual Snow Daze Festival - a collaboration
Museum, 5400 First Ave. rights for Women for over fifty years, and upon her by the City of Kenosha and Downtown Kenosha Inc. -
death in 1902 she left behind a legacy of her crusade will offer guests family-friendly activities, ice carving
Kenosha Winter HarborMarket for female equality and myriad writings that would demonstrations and an array of fun, interactive displays
inspire feminists for over a century to come. During where the theme is Moonwalk- Ice in Outer Space at
Find about 25-35 vendors inside an all new location this this first-person performance, hear from Mrs. Stanton in Veterans Memorial Park, 625 52nd St on Saturday,
year - inside the Kenosha Masonic Center, 115 56th St, 1866, when the Civil War was over, but the battle for February 8th, from 2 - 5 pm. Professionally carved ice
including cheeses, bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared Women’s Suffrage was just beginning. sculptures will adorn the festival site as well as the
foods, and more - every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. sidewalks through Kenosha's Downtown business
First Fridays at the I-94 Visitor Information district. Enjoy ice skating and free hot chocolate while
Comedy Shows at Kenosha Comedy Club Center watching the amazing work of Art Below Zero carving
demonstrations. Follow the trail of ice displays around
Every Friday and Saturday the Kenosha Comedy Club The first Friday of each month, the Kenosha Area the downtown business district! Look for pop up sales
at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 5125 Sixth Avenue, presents Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts a free, fun, and activities.
a hilarious 90-minute show that features two opening informative, and tasty Open House at its I-94 Visitor
comedians plus a touring headliner. Show stars at 8 p.m. Information Center. On Friday, February 7th, from African American Read-In
on Fridays, two shows on Saturdays, 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. noon - 3pm, travelers taking a break from the road, as
Tickets $12 and available at hap2it.com or at the door. well as local residents - tourists in their own town - are Adult and youth readers from our community lend their
invited. Meet the people behind some of our local voices to poetry, essays, short stories, and children’s
Senior Center New Member Orientation attractions and businesses, and pick up ideas of things books by African American authors at the Kenosha
to see and do in the Kenosha Area and throughout Public Museum on Saturday, February 8th at 1pm.This
Stop in at 9:00 am on the last Wednesday of every Wisconsin. Come see the mammoth skull, courtesy of is the 31st year of the “National African American Read
month and learn more about the Kenosha Senior the Kenosha Public Museum! The I-94 Visitor In” - an event sponsored by the National Council of
Center, 2717 67th St. Get a tour and get your Information Center is located at the southeast corner Teachers of English and its Black Caucus. Each year
questions answered. of I-94 and Hwy. 165, at 10519 - 120th Ave. (Exit 347). communities across the country are urged to make
literacy a significant part of Black History Month.
Two New Exhibits at the Stargazing at Griffin Observatory Admission is free.
Kenosha History Center
The Carthage College Society of Physics Students and Great Backyard Bird Count: Feeder
The Year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the friends will make available to the public Carthage’s 11- Building
ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States inch telescope on select Fridays during the Spring at
Constitution.The amendment prohibits states and the the Griffin Observatory on the Kemper Center In preparation for the Great Backyard Bird Count
federal government from prohibiting citizens from grounds, 6501 Third Avenue.The next scheduled events (February 14-17), come out to Pringle Nature Center,
voting on the basis of their sex.Wisconsin, Illinois, and will be on Fridays February 7th, 14th, and 21st, from 9800 160th Ave, on Saturday, February 8th, at 1 pm to
Michigan were the first three states to ratify the 7:30 - 9:30, weather permitting. These events are free. make bird feeders and discuss the local birds living in
amendment, doing so in June of 1919. Just over a year Guests are encouraged to dress warmly. Some stair your backyard. All materials will be supplied.Visit the
later the last of 36 required states—Tennessee— voted climbing is required.We encourage children who are Audubon Society website for more information on the
to ratify.The History Center would like to join in the accompanied by adults.The Griffin Observatory allows Bird Count. General Public: $12 / Friends of Pringle: $9.
centennial celebrations with our own exhibit looking at adventurers to see the universe from a historic setting, Pre-registration required, call 262-857-8008.
the generation of Kenosha's suffragettes who achieved using modern technology. Following a four-year
their goal. Our "Votes for Women" exhibit was renovation, the 19th century astronomy laboratory has Civil War Second Friday Lecture Series
researched, written, and constructed by Carthage taken on new life as a stargazing, teaching and
College intern Mia Morton.The Kenosha History recreation facility. It’s open to the public on select nights This lecture series at the Civil War Museum, 5400 First
Center, 220 51st Place (on Simmons Island), has another during the year. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Brian Avenue, is free and open to the public, and is sponsored
new exhibit on display looking at 19th century Schwartz at [email protected] or (262) 551- by Milwaukee Civil War Round Table and Iron Brigade
medication. "Nostrums and Panaceæ" gives a view into 6042. Association. On Friday, February 14th, at noon, the
the rapid evolution of the trade of the pharmacist, from topic will be Railroad Defense in the Atlanta Campaign,
medieval herbal practitioner, to a peddler of quack presented by Robert Girardi. In May of 1864,William T.
patent medicines and electrical gizmos, to a modern Sherman advanced upon the city of Atlanta. His
health professional. Can you guess which is a medicine campaign forced him to rely upon a vulnerable 473
and which is a false cure-all? miles supply line along the route of the railroads.This is
an in depth examination of the means Sherman used to
Oneida Traditions – protect his communications deep within enemy lines.
Voices of the Onayote’a-ká Exhibit
Valentine's Candlelit Night Hike
Original artworks by Oneida artists Karen Ann Hoffman
and Dawn Dark Mountain are on display at the Kenosha Enjoy the serenity of Bristol Woods on a romantic
Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., through March 15th. candlelit hike followed by hot cocoa in the nature
General admission is free.The museum is open Monday center on Friday, February 14th at the Pringle Nature
- Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, and Sundays noon - 5 pm. Center, 9800 160th Ave. Held from 6:30 - 8 pm, come
and leave as you like. General Public: $6 / Friends of
Frida Kahlo’s Garden Exhibit Pringle: $4.50. Pre-registration required, call 262-857-
Explore Casa Azul, the private world that nourished the
creativity of one of the world’s greatest artists now on
display through March 16th at the Kenosha Public
Museum, 5500 First Avenue. General admission is free.
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