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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 25, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A6 JUNE 2002 THATS LIFE Skys limit in militaria Militaria is another collectible that involves dozens of The serious collector should choose one or two categories or could wind up with an unmanageable Most collectors start with a random collec tion and decide later what avenue will best ful fil their Some collect memorabilia from a certain such as the Boer the First or Second World the Korean War or even the Vietnam though not too many Canadians were directly involved in that con Military shell casings can make an interest ing collection and dont take up too much Becoming familiar with their range and the weapon made to fire them dan add up to hours of The Sten gun of the Second World for was designed for street fighting or close combat and rapidly fired bullets that compared to a 9 The calibre on the other were used by Air Force planes and were considerably larger than the British which were the standard ammo for the As the war because of the superior firepower of the calibre they were eventually adopted by Commonwealth German military artifacts from both wars are very popular with although items from the Second World War attract more Many items from the 19141918 hos such as and are still available and theres less competition in acquiring Warrelated documents and letters are not good survivors but are still The techniques of military battles changed drastically during die First World War and while the generals on both sides saw themselves becoming hasty victors in headon combat that didnt The tactics of digging the addition of tanks and poisonous gas and flame throwers changed the complexity of war Rapidfiring machine guns and heavy artillery were The belligerent nations of the First World War managed to mobilize 65 million men and of those nine million died in It is hard to believe that in 20 short years the deadly fiasco was The illustration shows a couple of interest ing items of The item on the right is a heavy metal dated which was used on the parade The object on the left challenges more the a First World War device that was lowered Into rifle barrels to detect At a heavy metal circa that would be used on the parade JACK READY COLLECTORS imagination of those interested in this type of The brass instrument shown is unscrewed from protective casing and attached by a Near the top is a notch that con tains a tiny angled This device was car ried by First World War enabling them to place the gadget in the breach of their look down the barrel and carefully determine the condition of the rifling or any obstruction in their It should be observed that the col lecting of military such as trench knives and was never intended to show any favouritism for the aggres sors and has been a legitimate col lectible throughout Old German helmets with the spiky tops are now rare and Many have found their way into museums giving the general public a much better opportunity to observe The early helmets were made of leather but that soon changed during trench for obvious Bayonets with saw edges were not intended for maiming the foe but rather to cut the wooden posts support ing barbed On the less grisly side of collectible militaria are uniforms and PHOTO COURTESY JACK READY During and following the Second World much of this type of collectible was brought or shipped home by soldiers as sou In most cases these wound up in attics and forgotten after the initial novelty had worn Occasionally they found their way to hob byists and dealerships and soon became a hot item in so popular that some engaged in the business of reproducing the new and aspiring collector takes great risk in acquiring a fake instead of an orig inal after making a substantial The most copied pieces of apparel are sleeve eagles with a swastika under the enlisted cuff tides and collar rank Any small including those of the or the German army or are fair game for and some of these fakes have come from where the originals were only experts in the field can tell the Close examination of is of prime If any readers would like to publicize their community museums in this they can do so by mailing a brief note regarding open to me at 1051 2nd MB R7A No phone calls can be Jack Ready is a Brandon freelance FOOD BRIEFS Fullycooked beef in supermarkets TORONTO Fully cooked seasoned minced beef in a pouch is the latest entry into the conve nience food category at supermar The need for a quicktoheat ground beef product became obvi ous once we looked into how and what families prepare for says Kerry national prod development manager for the Beef Information Ground beef is the most pop ular protein choice for family meals accounting for more than 50 per cent of beef To meet the need for quick ground beef the centre partnered with Centennial a Calgary It developed Recipe fullycooked sea soned minced beef that has been individually quickfrozen and packaged in a resealable Cobra deep fried crickets on TV TORONTO One of Canadas definitive authorities on fresh green grocer Pete Luckett is appearing this summer as host of The Food The 13part show is airing each Wednesday on the Food Network at 9 The owner of Petes Frootique in Luckett dishes the dirt on exotic fruits and vegeta bles he searches for in farflung Also this on the Food the brash and salty author of The Cooks New York chef Anthony heads out on a wild ride of inter national He is also the bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary His 26episode companion series to the book of the same name airs each Monday at 9 Grilling answers on tollfree line TORONTO As barbecuing season goes into full many questions and problems can So a barbecue manufac is offering assistance seven days a week from 5 to 9 The number is 1800474 As Weber is offering a free grilling booklet specifically aimed at Webers Girls Guide to Grilling has been made available for the many women discovering the joys of backyard It is a basic book to help women create good grilled meals for their family and says Weber spokeswoman Theresa It can be obtained by phoning the tollfree Canadian Press ill provide Winburn Jeffrey Bales Qualified orthodontists Phone 7270401 All Instock sunglasses Misty Mountain Beach alker Sandals Instock Indian Motorcycle 10 OFF FINAL WEEK Limited Time Offer THE OUTDOOR ADVtNTUKE COMPANY 636 Rosser Avenue 204 7289222 Open Daily 10 to 6 Active Clothing For Your Active Lifestyle a Business opportunity AVAILABLE The Manitoba Smart Community Business Subcommittee through the Business ICT Projects initiative is seeking opportuni ties to provide assistance to local companies and individuals looking to institute new and innovative technologies to create jobs and fuel growth within their respective The Business ICT Projects initiative is an economic stimulus program being funded by the Manitoba Smart This initiative is designed to provide local individual and existing businesses the opportunity to prosper in the knowledgebased economy by providing matching funding for specific innovative leading edge ICT related business The initiatives must be sustainable with the potential for positive longterm Acceptance depends on the projects ability to 1 Help people harness the power of information and communications technologies 2 Stimulate economic growth by helping individuals and businesses become more and better linked to the Additional information and Funding Application Form can be accessed at the Manitoba Smart Network Manitoba Smart Network Apple a day great if its right apple BY PETER CALAMAI Toronto Star OTTAWA The right apple a day should do an even bet ter job of keeping the doctor scientists have And eating the apple peel provides a much stronger defence against many diseases than simply munching the says Rong a food researcher in a federal agricul ture lab in Tsaos advice is to head for the Northern Spy or Red Delicious varieties for the maximum dose of natural antioxi dant Antioxidants help the body defend against heart high blood pressure and other common ailments of Levels of the antioxidant chemicals are five times higher in the skin of Red Delicious apples than in its flesh and three times higher for Spy skin compared to its The higher levels in the skin may be linked to chemicals that give it An apple a day can provide enough antioxidants to keep the doctor away but you have to choose the right says Scoring lowest in antioxidant levels among the eight vari eties tested was Both the skin and flesh of Empire apples had less than half the antioxidant concentration of Red Many collectively called curb oxi dation in the preventing cell and tissue damage from free radical Health food stores already do a brisk business in items Like grape seed extract that are supposed to provide antioxidant But the federal health department has not yet said how much of these plant antioxidants someone should con sume daily to be The Canadian made public builds on earlier studies that showed the vitamin C in apples could account for only a small amount of the proven antioxidant Scientists then began measuring the levels of other plant such as phenolic acids and which combine to produce the antioxidant Measuring these chemicals in the most common Ontario grown the Guelph researchers were surprised to dis cover big differences in the levels among varieties and also between peel and The researchers also found the apple antioxidants kept active much longer than a synthetic antioxidant widely added to food such as potato chips to stop them from going After 72 hours the antioxidant extracted from Red Delicious apples was providing twice the protection of The Guelph research was limited to measurements in lab Tsao said the researchers now want to study how the apple antioxidants act in Studies with human cancer cells at Cornell University two years ago have shown Antioxidant chemicals extracted from Red Delicious apples curbed the growth of colon cancer cells and liver cancer cells by between onethird and In both the skin extract had a greater effect than the flesh 9 Piece Oak Dining Room You get a 88 table with 4 solid wood side 2 solid wood arm and a 51 wide buffet and hutch All 9 pieces 1799 Free Delivery in Manitoba The BRICK 1277th Street 7274366 Toll Free 18009913636 Golf Scramble 20O2 SERVICES AVAILABLE roiSEK ADDICTIONS FOUNDATION OF MANITOBA OF MANITOBA Following summer RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES in Brandon and Rose du Lac will reopen at PARKWOQD WILLARD MONSON HOUSE JULY 2002 AFM Community based services continue to be available throughout the summer at AFMs Brandon and Dauphin SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING AFM REGIONAL Winnipeg 9446200Thompson 6777300 Brandon 7293838 Dauphin 6222021 ;