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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 22, 2016
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be told - - at least not yet. A workplace
matter might face shifting priorities.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) Despite some anxious
moments, you could have good reason to
be pleased with how things are turning
out. An end-of-the-week call might hold
some interesting information.
AQUAR IUS (January 20 to February
18) A long-overdue expression of
appreciation could be offered soon. But
admit it: You never really expected it
would happen, right? Meanwhile, keep
your weekend options open.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
It's a good time to dive right into a
new challenge, whether it's learning a
computer app, or how to drive a stick
shift, or making a new friend. Whatever
it is, good luck.
BORN THIS WEEK: You see the
wisdom in honesty, and you help others
appreciate your vision.
On Jan. 26, 1500, Spanish explorer
Vicente Yanez Pinzon, who had
commanded the Nina during Christopher
Columbus' first expedition to the New
World, sights the coast of Brazil during
a voyage under his command, the first
European explorer to do so.
On Jan. 25, 1759, Scottish poet
Robert Burns is born. The day is still
celebrated by Burns fans with high-
spirited "Robert Burns Night" feasts,
featuring haggis and other Scottish
delicacies, as well as enthusiastic
drinking, toasting and speechmaking.
On Jan. 29, 1936, in Cooperstown,
New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame
elects its first members: Ty Cobb,
Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy
Matthewson and Walter Johnson. Today
it has elected 278 individuals, including
225 players, 17 managers, eight umpires
and 28 executives and pioneers.
On Jan. 30, 1948, Mohandas
Gandhi, the world's chief advocate of
non-violence, is assassinated in New
Delhi, India. Assassin Nathuram Godse
was hanged in 1949 against the wishes
of Gandhi's sons, who argued that the
execution stood against everything
Gandhi believed in.
On Jan. 31, 1950, President Harry
Truman publicly announces his decision
to support development of the hydrogen
bomb. The discovery of a Soviet spy in
the U.S. nuclear program forced Truman
to approve massive funding to build the
world's first "superbomb."
On Jan. 27, 1965, the Shelby
Mustang GT 350 is launched. The
Shelby, a Mustang modified for racing,
featured a 306 horsepower V-8 engine
and today is a valuable collector car.
On Jan. 28, 1973, a cease-fire goes
into effect in Saigon, Vietnam, but
military operations quickly resumed
after each side claimed the other had
violated the truce. What resulted was
an almost endless chain of retaliations,
averaging 2,980 combat incidents per
It was 20th-century British
journalist, travel writer and literary
critic Dame Rebecca West who made
the following sage observation: "I
myself have never been able to find out
precisely what feminism is: I only know
that people call me a feminist whenever
I express sentiments that differentiate
me from a doormat."
The infamous Ouija board may
be surrounded by controversy, but the
origin of its name is not mysterious; the
creators simply combined the French
word for "yes" - - "oui" - - with the
German affirmative -- "ja."
Everybody is afraid of something,
right? And whatever the fear, there's
doubtless a name for it. For example,
erythrophones are afraid of blushing,
peccatophobes are afraid of sinning,
and aichmophobes are afraid of needles.
If you're afraid of going insane, you're
lyssophobic; if it's disease that frightens
you, you're nosophobic; cremnophobia
is a fear or precipices. There's even
a word to describe the fear of peanut
butter sticking to the roof of your mouth:
arachibutyrophobia. And finally, you
may at this point be suffering from
sesquipedalophobia -- the fear of long
Located in the Sierras at 8,000
feet above sea level, the town of Bodie
was once the second-biggest city in
California. These days, it's deserted for
most of the year, but every summer more
than 200,000 people travel to the upper
altitudes just to see the slowly decaying
town, hoping to catch a glimpse of one
of the ghosts that reputedly inhabit every
crumbling building that remains.
Alcoholic beverages are pretty
widespread across cultures. There's even
a recipe for Eskimo wine: "Put a seagull
in a bottle. Fill with water. Let it ferment
in the sun."
"We're in the same tent as the clowns
and the freaks -- that's show business."
-- Edward R. Murrow
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
FISH of SanCap, working with
Cheryl McConahy, manager at
Fifth Third Bank, is offering a
complimentary workshop for those who
wish to build or rebuild their credit.
The workshop will be held at the FISH
Walk-In Center, 2430-B Periwinkle
Way on Sanibel, from 6 to 8 p.m. on
Monday, January 25.
Those attending the free seminar
will learn how to deal with debt-related
issues and begin rebuilding or correct-
ing their credit report. The workshop
will cover the following:
• Debt collection issues
• Reducing debt
• Bankruptcy as an option
• Fair Credit Reporting Act
• How to get your free credit report
• Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13
McConahy, who deals with credit
issues every day, will be available to
speak one-on-one about participant's
particular credit issues.
For additional information or to
RSVP, contact Christine or Jessi at the
FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775.
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