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May 5, 2010

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M�� 5, 2010 D����� M�������� by Barbara Lee Perceptions Astrological © 2010 Barbara Lee Aries: March 21 to April 19- “I AM”. You are on the wake of a new self im- provement program that will build your stamina beyond your intentions. This is also a good time to think about going back to school. Business and philosophy classes are a must. Taurus: April 20 to May 20- “I Have” You may be to busy to make your own travel arrangements so now is a good time to cash in on some of your good Karma and ask for some help from your friends that are travel agents. Gemini: May 21 to June 20- “I Think” The changes that you have made in yourself lately will also affect the way you utilize your resources. You are definitely going through changes with your finances and your shared resourc- es may be more demanding. Cancer: June 21 to July 22- “I Feel” This is your time to find out what nur- tures you. It is so easy for you to give everything to everybody else in your family but, this time it is your turn to ask for what you want. Leo: July 23 to August 22- “I Will”. Getting your needs met are your main concern right now, it is also impor- tant for you to be a team player. Even though you want what you want, you still have other people to consider, just be easy on them. Virgo: August 23 to Sept. 22- “I Analyze” The only issue you have to deal with right now is the one about how critical you can be over your re- lationships. A loving heart knows no barriers and can sustain diplomacy. Libra: Sept. 23 to Oct. 22/23- “I Balance” You have a lot of energy in the works brewing up some new changes. The proverbial seeds you have planted will sprout when they are ready and you will find yourself very busy organizing your new life. Scorpio: Oct. 23 to Nov. 21/22- “I Transform” Your moodiness makes you seem very restless to others. You are such a deep feeling and passionate person that it can be hard for you to relate to those that aren’t as emotional as you are. It is like being an island unto your self. Sagittarius: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21- “I Perceive” You are on the verge of a new person- ality make over. The courage for you to step back and take a deeper look in the mirror will allow the changes you want to manifest finally take place. Capricorn: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19- “I Use” Your communication style is changing, remember the old saying, you get more with honey than vinegar, well its true. How you say what you say can give you the response of yes or no choose wisely what comes out of your mouth. Aquarius: Jan. 20 to Feb. 19- “I Know” Even though you have been on an emo- tional roller coaster lately the direction you want your life to take will become much clearer after May 15. You are ex- periencing an emotional awakening. Pisces:Feb. 19 to March 22- “I Believe” Your Style of creativity has become an emotional outlet to keep your sanity. You can’t wait until the time comes so you can be with yourself to tune into the higher realms to create life from jewels of the deepest aspect of your being. Barbara Lee has studied metaphysics since 1974, she is a Clairvoyant, Tarot Reader, a professional Astrologer, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master Teacher, Reflexologist and a Licensed Massage Practitioner (WA state License and Nationally certified), and works with a local Chiropractor. columns since 1994 and does psychic phone consultations for people from all over the world, and can read your Akashic records. She has also appeared on National Television and has had her own Radio show. She is in Private practice and enjoys helping people with her body mind spirit therapies. She teaches Reiki all over the northwest with her husband Charles DeLorenzo. To contact Barbara for an appointment visit the website, P.O.BOX 3427 Post Falls ID 83877, or call 208-773-7822. Email: Barbara has been writing Horoscope A Sporting View By Mark Vasto A Real Humdinger words that have crossed outside the lines and into our everyday lexicon -- in other words, clichŽs. I used to work for a woman at CNN who would come back from executive meetings exasperated. She was frustrated, she told me, with a woman executive whom the men seemed to really like. She was convinced it was because she was very adept at using sports terms in her presentations. “Home run, I get ... but she says things like, ‘We’re going for a base hit here,’ or ‘We’re trying to advance the runners.’ What does that even mean?” she asked. So one night she broke out pad and paper, and we dissected her presentation, with me supplying the appropriate sporting terms, terminology that would no doubt endear her to her executives. “We’re hoping to get a good pitch to swing at so we can drive it into the gap for a clean double.” “I’m not advocating going for the long bomb here ... this is smash-mouth football ... three yards and a cloud of dust!” “It’s a one-timer to the stick side!” She never told me how well-received her presentation was, but she did say that they looked at her as if she had lost her mind. Every season we hear the terms: dinger, southpaw, rain check, closer, cleanup and for the most part we know what they mean. Southpaw seems to throw a lot of people off, and that’s exactly what the term was supposed to mean. The term supposedly began in the 1800s when a lefty was on the mound, and since most ballparks faced east to prevent batters from having to look into the sun when they hit, it was said the pitcher’s delivery came from the “south side.” “Dinger” is another term that inspires debate. Some say it has its roots in the When baseball rolls around each spring, so does its own peculiar vernacular, P��� 21 old exclamation “humdinger,” as in “that swell gal is a real humdinger!” Others claim it stood for the sound of the ball clanging off metal bleachers. Others say that, in the olden days, away games were transmitted back to hometown an- nouncers over the phone and they would “ding” the receiver to signify a home run ... or something like that. Like the annoying feeling you get when you become conscious of your breath- ing, now you’re ready for your next staff meeting. Listen as your sales rep de- scribes the real “hit or miss” situation, as your guy in R&D proclaims something to be a “game changer.” Now that you know, you can get a leg up on your com- petition by thinking outside the lines and coming up with a few turns of phrase yourself. Hit it out of the park! Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter and publisher of The Kansas City Lumi- nary. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. Keeping homes healthy for people & pets (ARA) - Family pets cherish the home environment - it’s where they curl up on the living room floor, wait patiently for a treat in the kitchen, and patrol the halls making sure loved ones are safe and sound. Although pets are un- deniably loveable, the animal dander and other allergens that accompany these furry friends can jeopardize the well-being of those in the home. If pets are an integral part of your family, take note of a few tips to keep your pet and home environment healthy. Many of the same volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and irritants found in home air affect the health of your pet as much as they affect your fam- ily. Adding an air purifier will reduce the amount of pollutants and irritants circulating through the home, allow- ing people and pets alike to breathe a little easier (and cleaner). Air puri- fication systems like the Idyllis line from Lowe’s also have added benefits for pet-loving households - they dilute odors that may result from a wet pet, the potential to aggravate allergies. Even if you aren’t allergic, animal dan- der (hair or skin flakes) can be a bother. Pet dander can remain on floors, walls and ceilings months or years after the animal has left the house. Frequently vacuuming the home will eliminate some of the dander and allergens left behind. The Electrolux 12-Amp Versa- tility Bagless Upright vacuum cleaner has HEPA filtration that helps to keep the air in your house clean and a hand- held wand that can be used for picking up pet hair. -Courtesy of ARAcontent accidents around the home, or other pet smells. “Family pets bring great joy to a household,” says Clint Davis, senior vice president of merchandising for Lowe’s. “You can optimize the quality of life for everyone living under one roof by routinely cleaning your home and adding an Idylis air purification system that will reduce the amount of pet dander and other allergens that circulate from your pet.” Many of the most popular pets have

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