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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 4, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba BLONDIE SO ALEXANDER'S STILL NOT SACK PROM TAKING HIS FRIENDS TO SEETHE FIREWORKS IN YOUR CAR? DILBERT YOU'RE THE FIRST EMPLOYEE FOR JAY "COFFEE WITH THE BOSS'' PROGRAM. R rn FEEL FREE TO SAY UHATEVER IS ON YOUR 6MND. DON'T HOLD BACK. GIVE IT TO IAE STRAIGHT ll M. IAY ghatr YOU UWGRKTE-has A FUL WHI MY SQUEAK WRETCH!!! FOR BETTER OR WORSE GARFIELD By Glenn Johnson Sun Editor The Sun Fund for Kids has placed more than 400 children in camps this summer across Westman. Many of these children would never have received this chance without your generosity. It may be called the Sun Fund, but it is really your fund. Our readers show year after year how much they care. It is one of the things that makes living in Westman special. It’s one of the many things we can brag about. A special thanks to the families and organizations listed here, who will put smiles on the faces of needy children. This year, 236 children have been registered in residential camps while 178 children have been registered in day camps. The folks at the Victoria United Church in Melita are a great example. Twenty-two youngsters, aged six to eight, raised $156.13 to help other children. That’s what it is all about. We are just over the $31,000 mark, but we are well behind last year’s total. We have also reached the capacity for children this year based on the amount of funding. Please help make a difference and support these children. Make your cheque payable to: Sun Fund for Kids c/o Brandon Sun 501 Rosser Ave. Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0K4 This week: Westobo Credit Union Main Branch ............................ 145.50 In memory of Charlie Armstrong .................................50 Bob and Lois Cornell ......................................... IOO Messenger Group of Victoria United Church    in Melita................ 156.13 Thank you to Gerry Neff from Maureen    Stitt.........................70 Bernie and Linda Oirisp........................................25 From the Smiths  ........................................IOO Krisjan Jonsson Memorial Fund................................... IO Sprucewood and Area Lions Club.........................  50 A. Bencher .................................................25 Norma Harris .....  25 tan • J    inn Luu uiiu muiy meuini  .................................... mu Brandon Chamber of Commerce Annual    Golf    Tournament ............199.95 Jim and Jean Dane  ..................................25 In memory of Herb und Lena Bowey from Joan Shamray................50 In memory of Joyce Klassen    from Harry    Klassen..................... IOO Frank and Mildred Gerrard .....................................40 In memory of Kenneth S. Bell from Helen    and family ..................25 Marg and Duffy McKinnon......................................50 Verlie Brown................................................75 Total this week:.........................................$1,421.58 Total last week: .......................................$30,020.35 Total to date: .........................................$31,451.93 SALLY FORTH I TOLD GRANDPA HIS HOMEMADE ROCKET IS ILLEGAL, BITT HE'S STILL GOING TO FIRE IT ll HOPE HIS AIM IS ALMOST BURNED DOWN HIS BETTER THAN HIS GARAGE WITH LAST YEAR'S ROCKET, REMEMBER? THAT WAS REALLY COOL. / WHY DOES SHE LINK PYROMANIA WITH PATRIOTISM? SHE WAS BORN WITH IT. AND I GOT IT FROM SHOE ALL I HAVE LEFT TO DO NOW ARE THE DEDICATION AND acknowledgements... For Friday, July 5 Do you consider yourself sensitive? Do breakups or family problems really get you down more than most? Then this holiday weekend, you have a chance to get over any big hurts by simply analyzing the situations. Are you tired of being the one who is always left? If you are honest, you discover the ways you have contributed to this problem. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You need a change of pace, not a change of mate. Challenge yourself to do things differently today. Singles grow confident through dating — do some self-discovery detective work, and pinpoint exactly what your special appeal is. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Meetmgs, visitors and outings bring lucky consequences. A contest or social event brings out your creativity, or a new friend fires up your ambitions. Romance electrified could be a roller-coaster nde, so hang on. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s an unpredictable day; an afternoon meeting may change all the morning’s plans. You’ll find out exactly how powerful you are. By joining forces with people who think like you, big changes are made. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Clean, dust and send clothes to Goodwill — streamline your life wherever possible. Love is about to burst onto the scene. Look your best tonight. A loved one is appreciative but confused about how to show it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s always some exceptional way around the obstacle. Keep reminding yourself that rules are simply guidelines. It would benefit you to work on being patient, too. Someone gives you a terrific compliment. It could be love! TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 5). People will be attracted to your confidence this summer. By October, you could embark on a new career — the one you’ve always wanted. A windfall or settlement in November finally gives you a chance to buy a home or start a business. Travel in November brings love and new con-tacts. Aries and Leos make ideal mates, mentors and backers. Your lucky numbers are 6, 9, 12, 24 and 40. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Smart singles get a new attitude (and connections) by volunteering for a worthy cause. You could even meet a famous romantic prospect. You can impress friends with your insight without forcing your views. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The stars are behind you if you want to quit a habit cold JOYCE JILLSON Your Horoscope turkey now, and it’s easier than you think. Just make sure the change is for you and not for that hot date you’re trying to impress. Psychic sources guide you tonight. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Give up the need to do everything perfectly, and you’ll have hours to do what you really want to do. Having a conversation starter opens doors. Then, don’t worry or force things along. Passion springs from the mundane. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What’s ordinary is also beautiful; be grateful for kindness and friendly gestures. Close friends are on your side, helping you set the stage for love. People who want what you want are sexiest to you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are easy answers to hard romantic questions, but your friends aren’t the ones with good advice. If you can just get comfortable with the state of not knowing, everything works out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Everyone is more than happy to take your money, but not everything that says it works really does. Get recommendations. Dates off the beaten path are lucky — how about a picnic? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Before answering a friend's call for help, think about it — you may be doing more harm than good. Profess your feelings (but not through e-mail); you have nothing to lose. The stars favour clever money stashing. U.S. celebrates Independence Day EDITOR'S NOTE: Ann Landers answered her readers ’ letters up to her death on June 22. The following was one of her last columns. Dear Readers: Today is Independence Day. This year, we should pay less attention to the fireworks and more to the meaning of our country’s founding and the values it holds dear. With our servicemen and women once again fighting on foreign shores, I am reprinting one of my favourite patnotic pieces and hope you will enjoy it. Here it is: I Am The Nation by Otto Whittaker I    K n rn    rstn Tilly A    1 TH    nnxJ    fViA I HUO UUlil    UU J Iii J "I,    A I < U,    UUU    U1U Declaration of Independence    is my    birth    cer tificate. The bloodlines of the world run in my veins, because    I offered freedom to    the oppressed. I am many things and many people. I am the nation. I am 250 million living souls — and the ghost of millions who have lived and died for me. I am Nathan Hale and Paul Revere. I stood at Lexington and fired the shot heard around the world. I am Washington, Jefferson and Patrick Henry. I am John Paul Jones, the Green Mountain Boys and Davy Crockett. I am Lee and Grant and Abe Lincoln. I remember the Alamo, the Maine and Pearl Harbor. When freedom called, I answered and stayed until it was over, over there. I left my heroic dead in Flanders Field, on the rock of Corregidor, on the bleak slopes of Korea and in the steaming jungle of Vietnam. I am the Brooklyn Bridge, the wheat lands of Kansas and the granite hills of Vermont. I am the coal fields of the Virginias and Pennsylvania, the fertile lands of the West, the Golden Gate and the ANN LANDERS Grand Canyon. I ADVICE I~J 'i 11 nun, Monitor Merrimac. and am the I am big. I sprawl from the Atlantic to the Pacific — my arms reach out to embrace Alaska and Hawaii. I am more than five million farms. I am forest, field, mountain and desert. I am quiet villages — and cities that never sleep. You can look at me and see Ben Franklin walking down the streets of Philadelphia with his bread loaf under his arm. You can see Betsy Ross with her needle. You can see the lights of Christmas and hear the strains of “Auld Lang Syne” as the calendar turns. I am Babe Ruth and the World Series. I am 110,000 schools and colleges and 330,000 churches where my people worship God as they think best. I am a ballot dropped into a box, the roar of a crowd in a stadium and the voice of a choir in a cathedral. I am an editorial in a newspaper and a letter to a congressman. I am Eli Whitney and Stephen Foster. I am Tom Edison, Albert Einstein and Billy Graham. I am Horace Greeley, Will Rogers and the Wright Brothers. I am George Washington Carver, Jonas Salk and Martin Luther King Jr. I am Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Wnlt M rVnt-rr* t ^ nm,,. tv* „ wait vv unman alia a Iiumaa a ame. Yes, I am the nation, and these are the things that I am. I was conceived in freedom and, God willing, in freedom I will spend the rest of my days. May I possess always the integrity, the courage and the strength to keep myself unshackled, to remain a citadel of freedom and a beacon of hope to the world. Confidential to my twin sister in Los Angeles: Happy Birthday to my womb-mate. I send my love and good wishes for many more happy ones. We have been richly blessed. # In 1900, )azz trumpeter and singer Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong was reputed to have been born iii New Orleans. But in 1988, a music historian discovered a baptismal certificate that indicated Armstrong was born on Aug. 4, 1899. Its believed that Armstrong never knew his real birth date, and simply borrowed America’s birthday as his own. One of the first musicians to popularize New Orleans jazz, Armstrong learned to play the cornet in the band of an orphanage where he grew up. He played with such pioneer musicians as Kid Ory and King Oliver before forming his own group in the late 1920s. Armstrong is credited with making the soloist an important force in jazz. He was also the inventor of scat singing singing without lyrics — developed when he forgot the words to one of his songs in 1927. Armstrong’s greatest accomplishments as a music!,"    ,T!" early    in his career, when he con    rumpet playing. But his gre.    it to come until 1964,TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY when his novelty version of the title song from Hello Dolly became a million-seller. By this time, Armstrong was almost exclusively a singer. He died July 6, 1971. • In 1966, the Beatles played in the Araneta Colosseum in Manila. The group had refused special invitations to appear at the presidential palace, and were then denied police protection from fans at the airport. George Harrison was later quoted as saying the only reason he would return to Manila would be to drop an atomic bomb on it. • In 1971, Donald McPherson, lead singer with the Main Ingredient, died of leukemia at 29. The smooth vocal trio was just starting to rise rn rhythm-and-blues circles at the time of McPherson’s death. With Cuba Gooding replacing McPherson, the Main Ingredient had their greatest success in 1972 when Everybody Plays the Fool made No.3 on the Billboard Hot IOO. • In 1976, American punk rockers the Ramones made their British debut at the Roundhouse in London. • In 1982, heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden. • In 1983, Wayne Newton replaced the Beach Boys at the White House July 4th party after U.S. Interior Secretary James Watt deemed the band unsuitable for the occasion. The decision prompted a protest from a devoted Beach Boys fan, First Lady Nancy Reagan. • In 1986, more than 40,000 people flocked to a race track in Manor, Texas where Willie Nelson presided over an 18-hour Farm Aid Two concert aimed at helping save U.S. farmers from financial disaster. Among the performers were the Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings and Judy Collins. The first Farm Aid concert was held in September 1985 in Champaign, 111. • In 1987, James Taylor, Bonnie Rain, Carlos Santana and the Doobie Brothers sang for 25,000 people in Moscow. Tickets to the concert were free, but distribution was tightly controlled by Soviet authorities. Response was generally lukewarm, and many in the crowd left early. CRYPTOQUOTE AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW One letter stands for another. In this sample, A is used tor the three L’s, X tor the two O’s, etc. Single letters, apostrophes, the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each day the code letters are different.7-4    CRYPTOQUOTE ... LA    LE    ll J    W T A J AQ    H J MQTPAYJ ...    AQ    YZEOZMA    LAE C K D R ,    DPW    AQ W Z C Z P W    LA D R D L P    E A    LAE ZP Z H LZB. — ULKKLDH A J K Z Y ODRZ Yesterday’s Cryptoquote: HE THAT IS POOR, ALL HIS KINDRED SCORN HIM; HE THAT IS RICH, ALL ARE KIN TO HIM. —ANONYMOUS HAGAR POOCH CAFE WHATS3 WITH YOUR SISTE R Q IT MUST BE lOUOH. yOU KMOW A6<IKJ6 60MEB0CV "VO <50 OUTCOME PEACE I . — I COOLDM'T DO IT, .THAT'S FOR SURE *    UeiTHER^) I MEAsl.lFTBEy SAID"NI0" IT WOULD BE,LIKE, MAOOR EMBARRASSMENT! TOTAL IHE BUT WAIT/ THERE'S A LIGHT AT THE ENI? OF THE TUNNEL/ j ;