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ENDS JUNE 28, 2002

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June 1- July 31
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Ardmore Avenue & Prairie Path, Villa Park

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Indian Lore & Tradition: Indian Tribes
Click for Boncarbo, Colorado Forecast The Alabama-Coushatta Indians
These are two tribes that combined to live together, the Alabama tribe and the Coushatta tribe. Neither tribe is originally from Texas. Both are from the Southeast -- Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. The Alabama are one tribe from Alabama and the Coushatta are another. Both were forced to move to Texas. The Alabama are a subtribe of the Creek Indian tribe, so anything you can find on the Creeks will be useful to you. The Creeks were, and still are, a large and i mportant tribe. The Creek tribe was formed from the survivors of the many moundbuilding tribes who lived in the Southeast United States. The Creek Indians are one of the five "civilized tribes" from the Southeast who now live in Oklahoma.
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Police in Oakland, California spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting "Please come out and give yourself up."

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Outdoor Adventure: Rainbow's End
Challis, Idaho:
On site amenities include: horse corrals and arena, horse shoe pit, archery range, playground, canoe, and paddle boat. Local activities include hiking, gold panning, river rafting, snowmobiling, golf, trap shooting, rodeos, and wildlife viewing.

Fishermen think they have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Whether fishing in the fully stocked trout pond or along the river, they will find the big ones.

  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television
The Ski Lodge: Closed For The Summer!

Mountain Events: Steamboat Springs, Co.
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New activities and restaurants in Steamboat Springs
Looking for something new and different to do in Steamboat Springs? Here's a sampling of what's new for summer 2002. New restaurants include The French Bistro at Mattie's (elegant French cusine), Leaping Lizard (light and healthy meals all under $6), the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant (famous for it margaritas), and Spasso (coffee and wine bar with a deli and gelato) New activities include a bumper boat pond at Amaze'n Steamboat, elk ranch tours at M & M Ranch, stuff-your-own stuffed animals at the Rocky Mountain Bear Factory, a chance to view wild horses with Wildhorse Country Tours, a Guided Gourmet Hike at the Steamboat Ski Area, a new Disc Golf Course, and an outdoor climbing wall and bungee jump at the Steamboat Ski Area. Visit for more information.
2002 Economic Summit scheduled for May 29 & 30
The theme for this year's summit, which will be held May 29 and 30 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort & Conference Center, is "A Healthy Economy: Challenges & Opportunities in Our Valley." The Summit will focus on issues pertaining to the entire Yampa Valley, including challenges being faced by small businesses and entrepreneurs. It will give attendees an opportunity to learn how other communities and businesses have addressed similar issues, what has worked, what has failed, and how we can work together to sustain a healthy, social, natural and economic environment. The Summit will run May 29 from 3:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. and May 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, or to register online, visit

We've scheduled at least six concerts in June and then we'll hit our stride for July and August.
2 concerts in May
6 concerts in June
25 concerts in July
21 concerts in August

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Outdoor Tip: Picking Colors For Muddy/Stained Water
Someone turned off the lights in your room and now you are in complete darkness! What do you do? Most of us find something familiar -- like a wall or chair -- that we can touch so we can reorient ourselves. And fish do the same thing, too! In muddy or stained water, fish seek out something to be up against in order to give them a sense of direction. My color choices for lures in these conditions are black and blue, chartreuse, and red. Until next time: Be Safe ~ Be Happy!!


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Article Submitted by: J. Valdez(Coyote) Raton, New Mexico

Gun ownership vs. doctors:
Perspective: GUNS vs MDs This is rather interesting.....
Number of gun owners in the U.S. ...80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups).....1,500
Accidental deaths per gun owner. ....0.0000188
(U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Number of physicians in theU.S. ......700,000
Number of accidental deaths caused by physicians per year (all age groups)....120,000
Accidental deaths per physician ......0.171
(U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Statistically, Doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

FACT: Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one doctor.
Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand. (As a public health measure, statistics on lawyers were withheld for fear that the shock could cause people to seek medical aid.)

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Well they're at it again!! Trying to blame GWB for The Clinton Mis-Administrations total screw up!! Fact is: Clinton knew about Binladens involvement in the bombings of the early 1990's and did absolutely nothing about it. Hell, he was to busy with turning the office of the Presidency into a SEX PLAYGROUND for himself and his queer cabinet! Now the DEMOCRATS are trying to use 5000 dead to win their campaigns!! Hell, just offer more money to WELFARE RECIPIENTS - YOU'LL GET YOUR VOTES!! God, what LOW LIFE SCUM the Democratic Party has turned into!
That JACKASS is the perfect symbol for that SORRY ASS PARTY and their leader Tom (asshole) Daschle! It's a real shame that he wasn't in the plane instead of all those wonderful men, women and children who were very loved and will be very missed by all!!


How to stop birth control :
As tempting as it is to leap immediately from contraception to conception, you may want -- or need -- to wait. It depends on the type of birth control you're using -- some women have been on the Pill for upwards of 20 years. Experts recommend stopping the Pill for a few months before trying to conceive to let your cycles get back to normal. All you need to do with some methods, such as the diaphragm or condoms, is stop using them. Other methods, such as Depo Provera or Norplant, take some time to leave a woman's body. To find out how to boost your chances of becoming pregnant, check out BabyCenter's chart on birth control methods and reversibility.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!

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Download Red Hat Linux.......The Lamborghini of Operating Systems!! Makes Windows look like a Model T!

Linux Note: When downloading a linux .tar/ .gz or .rpm file, It is sometimes necessary to hold down the shift key while clicking on the file you want to download.

CD-ROM Problems And Windows 98:
Many people have reported a problem with their CD-ROM drives after installing Windows 98. Many CD-ROMS are dual channel IDE (Integrated Device Electronics) devices. Windows has a special setting you need to set in order to accommodate these devices. Try this fix if you experience the problem:

  • Select Start, Settings, and Control Panel; then double-click System
  • Select the Device Manager tab
  • Double-click the Hard Disk Controllers branch to expand it, select your IDE controller, and then select Properties
  • Select the Settings tab
  • In the Dual IDE Channel Settings box, select Both IDE Channels Enabled, and then click OK (2 times), and restart your computer
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The Chef's Garden
For many cooks, gardening is a hobby that compliments their love of food. The Chef's Garden is a nursery that specializes in unique herb and vegetable plants. They offer over 35 varieties of heirloom tomato plants. Available herb plants include Cuban basil and Lemon Grass. Their Web site has a wealth of growing tips ranging from soil preparation to pest control.


  • 3 cups uncooked northern beans
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lg onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 med carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Pepper
Place beans in a large soup pot; add enough water to cover beans, plus one inch. Bring beans to a boil; cover, and turn off heat. Let sit 1 to 4 hours.

Drain bean water and discard. Add 8 cups water to beans. Cover; simmer beans 1 hour, until tender. Transfer beans and liquid to a large bowl.

Heat oil in the soup pot over medium-high heat; saute onions until soft. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Return beans and liquid to pot. Add remaining ingredients. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.

Calories Per Serving: Who Cares!!
Gas Per Serving: Now That May Add Some Concern! :o))

Cranberry-Orange-Walnut Relish:

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until blended but still chunky. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes about 3 cups and keeps for several weeks in the refrigerator.

Caleries per serving: "Who Cares!! Enjoy!!

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