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Kids and history: These crack me up.

• The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn’t have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a young female moth.

• Socrates was a famous old Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. He later died from an overdose of wedlock which is apparently poisonous. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.

I was scammed: Guess what? That school answering machine thing I mentioned earlier wasn’t true! A reader named Jeff e-mailed me a Web link stating that the thing is a myth and Palisades Charter School is trying to get people to “break the chain.” Jeff said the school doesn’t even have a menu-based phone system. Here’s the Web address if you want to check it out. (I think our readers know everything, don’t you?)

Jenna’s Gift: Jenna was the little girl who saved up $4 and turned it in to the hospital. After that item ran, I heard from her mother. “My name is Christine Krugler and I am Jenna’s mother. She was so excited to see her name in the paper! Thank you for running the piece. Jenna gets an allowance every week, and her father and I require that a portion go to the charity of her choice, a portion into her savings account at B of A, and the rest she can spend as she sees fit. Our friend Cindi Branscum works on 2 North at the hospital, so Jenna has been there many times and knows that the people in the hospital are sick and maybe sad, too, so she wanted to help them.” Is that cool or what?

Cat lovers’ delight: If you’re a cat or dog lover, there’s a cat show on Saturday in Auburn. I’ve never been a person to “show” pets (although in another life I did raise exotic cats) but I think it’s fascinating. The show is hosted by Feline Friends Internationale and will be at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. The show, with feline entries expected to exceed 200, will feature six different judging rings – every cat in the show will be judged by six different judges. Expect to see such well-known favorites as Abyssinians, Oriental Shorthairs, Persians, Siamese and Maine Coons, but be prepared to appreciate the beauty of some rarer breeds, such as the Bombay, Burmese, Singapura, Turkish Angora and Tonkinese. Over 30 breeds will be represented at the show. In addition to pedigreed cats, household pets will be competing for awards as well, so if you think your poody-tat is an award-winning, heart-stealing, competitive beast, be sure to come out and participate. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12 and $12 for a family of two adults and up to four kids. Info at 889-0829. Oh, and speaking of cats, there are a lot waiting to be adopted at the shelter, PAL and Fonca.


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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