Horoscopes and Birthdays
. Leos born August 1 to 22 are
outgoing and creative. It’s hard to
Myrna Loy – Aug. 2, 1905
Esther Williams – Aug. 8, 1921 Date / Issue
resist a Lion’s natural charm. Dustin Hoffman – Aug. 8, 1937
And their fiery magnetism is likely Eddie Fisher – Aug. 10, 1928
Name of your community,
to attract attention, which is just Magic Johnson – Aug. 14, 1959
address, phone number, fax
how they like it. Those born Kathie Lee Gifford – Aug. 16, 1953
number, other information
August 23 to 31 are hardworking, Maureen O’Hara – Aug.17, 1920
practical Virgos. Virgos are often Bill Clinton – Aug. 19, 1946
kind and dedicated caregivers. Don King – Aug. 20, 1931
They are at home in the company Kenny Rogers – Aug. 21, 1938
of animals. Often reserved, Gene Kelly – Aug. 23, 1912 Happiness
Virgos shy away from attention. Elliott Gould – Aug. 29, 1938 Missing Mona
Month It has been called the theft of the the Germans. Some said a
century. On August 21, 1911, ruthless American collector was at
Budge That Grudge Cataract Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the fault. Others hoped that it was a
Notable International Forgiveness Day is Harvard’s Medical School say that most famous painting in the world, joke and that the painting would
August 7. This is not only a day forgiveness relieves stress, was stolen out of the Louvre soon be returned. Meanwhile,
to forgive and be forgiven, but to improves heart health, reduces Museum in Paris. The news made visitors flocked to the Louvre just to
improve both your physical and pain, and can lead to greater headlines around the globe. see the empty space on the wall
“Let us forgive International
psychological well-being. happiness. where the Mona Lisa had hung.
each other – only Local police had no leads. The
then can we live in
Clown Week Dismay turned to humor. Someone
August 1-7 only evidence investigators had wrote into a French newspaper
peace.” It is almost a universal human To forgive does not always mean
was the painting’s frame, which asking the thieves to steal the Eiffel
experience to be hurt by the to forget. People can often forgive
was found in a staircase. One Tower next. Postcards showed
~ Leo Tolstoy, actions or words of another the person without excusing the Ramadan
fingerprint was lifted from the Mona Lisa leaving France with
author of War and person. But did you know that act. Forgiveness is letting go of Begins frame, but a fingerprint expert could Leonardo da Vinci.
Peace holding a grudge could affect your resentment or thoughts of revenge. August 1 not match it to a suspect.
cardiovascular and nervous It may truly be the best medicine.
Two years later a man visited the
systems? Studies show that Plus it has one more benefit. As As the days wore on, rumors began
grudges put your body through the writer Oscar Wilde reminds us,
Respect for office of an antiques dealer in
Parents Day to circulate. Some French blamed continued on pg. 4
the same strains as a major “Always forgive your enemies –
stressful event. Researchers at nothing annoys them so much.” August 1
More S’mores, Please
Missing Mona continued from pg. 1
August 6 Who do we have to thank for that
Florence, Italy. This man revealed an amazing secret. He had the delicious campfire treat known as
Mona Lisa hidden in his hotel room. He called himself an Italian Sisters’ Day the s’more? Who dreamed up that
patriot. He had stolen the masterpiece in order to bring it back to August 7 perfect combination of rich
Italy. He asked for half-a-million lire in payment and a promise that chocolate, gooey marshmallow,
the painting would never return to France. The antiques dealer and crisp graham cracker?
Elvis Week 1917. Lately s’mores have been
agreed and went to the man’s hotel room. Unfortunately, there is no known
August 10-16 record of the origin of this snack. turning up in the darndest of
After a heap of ratty clothes and a false bottom were removed from places. Some pizza restaurants
an old trunk, the enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa appeared. The Poet’s Day The first s’more recipe was officially have even taken to baking
painting was intact and safe. Within hours, the man was arrested. August 21 published in the Girl Scout chocolate and marshmallows on
How had he done it? A former worker at the Louvre, he had simply Handbook in 1927, but similar top of a graham-cracker crust.
walked into the empty museum (it was closed on Mondays for Dog Day treats already existed. Mallomars Whichever version you prefer, don’t
cleaning) and lifted it off the wall. On January 4, 1914, Mona Lisa August 26 cookies had the same ingredients feel shy about asking for “some
returned to the Louvre, where she is protected day and night. in 1913. The MoonPie followed in more” on August 10, S’more Day.
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Guiding Lights The Right to be Left-handed
Why do so many people find dangerous coastlines. Perhaps the On August 13, left-handed people person’s memory and creativity.
lighthouses fascinating? Is it the most famous lighthouse the world will be waving their left hands and
romance of the solitary lighthouse has ever known was the great slapping left-handed high fives as While there are many
keeper? Is it the hopeful beacon Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria in they celebrate Left-Handers’ Day. disadvantages to being left-handed
of light steering ships clear of Egypt. Like the Pyramids of Giza, Are left-handed people really that (try to find left-handed scissors or
danger? Do they inspire us, the Pharos Lighthouse was one of different from right-handers? For spatulas!), there are some
comfort us, or serve as symbols of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient years scientists have been asking advantages. Lefties have a
our maritime past? No matter World. Completed in 283 BC, it that question and finding surprising greater chance of having a high
what stirs your fondness for stood at least 350 feet tall. In 1303 answers. IQ. Lefties can see better under
lighthouses, take the time to enjoy a massive earthquake shook the water than righties can. They are
these coastal sentinels on August entire eastern Mediterranean and One thing is for sure – lefties are better at multitasking. Lefties also
7, Lighthouse Day. the great lighthouse crumbled. It different from righties. How? can make better baseball pitchers,
Michigan has more Scientists have discovered that a tennis players, fencers, and
lighthouses than any was not until 1962 that a diver
The first lighthouses were simply searching for fish spotted its left-handed person’s brain is boxers. Of course, many righties
other state. Barack Obama, different from that of a right- might argue otherwise.
large fires that burned along underwater ruins.
Oprah Winfrey, and handed person. While righties use
Paul McCartney all just one side of the brain for things Lefties run in families, which
Janmashtami use their left hands. like processing language, lefties suggests that handedness is
use both sides of their brains for largely decided in the womb.
All over India, people will be discovered that Krishna was alive, this task. Research shows that Roughly 10 percent of the
celebrating Janmashtami on he sent many demons to kill there are more, and stronger, population is left-handed, which
August 22, a holiday Krishna. The all-powerful Krishna connections between the left and makes it likely that someone you
commemorating the birth of Lord defeated each enemy and fulfilled right sides of the brain in left- know will be celebrating Left-
Krishna. Hindus believe that the prophecy by slaying Kamsa handed people. These Handers’ Day on August 13. Do
Krishna was a human incarnation and freeing the people of Mathura. connections between the two them a favor on this day and
of the great Lord Vishnu, one of This is why each year the city of halves of the brain affect not only extend them your left hand in a
the three main Hindu gods. As a Mathura has the greatest language, but can also impact a handshake.
protector of the universe and Janmashtami celebration of all.
maintainer of cosmic order, Vishnu
often had to transform into human Lord Krishna epitomizes the victory
form to descend to earth and of good over evil and embodies
conquer the forces of evil. Krishna pure love and joy. For these Sasquatch. Yeti. Bigfoot. This panels provide compelling
Hindus believe Lord mythic beast has many names. evidence that bigfoot exists.
Vishnu took human is believed to be the eighth time reasons, Janmashtami is quite a
that Lord Vishnu took human form. joyous celebration in India. During the last weekend in
form ten times. August, the residents of Carson, Famed primate expert Dr. Jane
Krishna was the Statues of the Krishna are washed,
According to Hindu beliefs, Krishna placed in cradles, and rocked like Washington, keep on the look out Goodall believes in bigfoot. Too
eighth incarnation. for this giant, fur-covered recluse many people have described eerily
was born as the eighth child of babies. Hindu faithful fast all day
Devaki, sister of the cruel demon and break their fast at midnight, during their annual Bigfoot Daze. similar encounters with hairy,
king Kamsa of Mathura. Kamsa the traditional time of his birth. humanlike creatures. Dr. Jeff
heard a prophecy that he’d die by The celebration has all the Meldrum of Idaho State University
the hands of his nephew. So each In honor of Krishna’s upbringing in trappings of a town fair. agrees. After analyzing footprints,
time Devaki gave birth, Kamsa a family of cowherds, people Attendees enjoy live music, film footage, and hair samples, he
killed her child. However when prepare a variety of sweet and Sasquatch fans horseshoe pitching, a dance concludes that bigfoot is not a
Krishna was born, Devaki buttery dishes made with cow’s gather in Carson, contest, and plenty of food – hoax. If you’re a believer, sign up
outsmarted her brother by secretly milk. With singing and dancing, Washington for including bigfoot-hunter burgers for a Sasquatch expedition with
switching her child with a local Hindus revel with unbridled joy the Bigfoot Daze. and yeti spaghetti. But there are your local Bigfoot Field
cowherd’s daughter. When Kamsa way Krishna taught them. also true believers. Discussion Researchers Organization.