Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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This past week I finally broke down and purchased an Apple iPod. An iPod is an MP3 player. You can listen to MP3 files on this little (size of a deck of cards) walkman jukebox.

As soon as I saw the box that housed the iPod I knew that this was something special. It came in a box shaped like a cube and opened up almost like a puzzle. Inside was a CD for software I needed to use it, and the iPod. I was like a kid getting a new toy for Christmas. After checking out the iPod I plugged it into...

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The ninth annual Fort Wayne Art Source All Media Art Show accepted entries April 6 and 7, and was judged by Matt Jones, owner and manager of the Broadway Galleries. Eighty-eight pieces were entered in the show. The art works were done in a range of mediums from pottery, beadwork and photography, through the traditional oils, watercolors and mixed media. Most of the works are available for sale.

Best of show was awarded to Elizabeth Wittke's "Joanna in Blue", a mesmerizing shadowed portrait...

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On March 13th - 17th 2002 at the University Inn/Cumberland Place Exhibition Center in West Lafayette, Indiana the 5th annual 8-ball championship was held. Mickey & Billy's (Southtown Mall) sent (5) teams.

To all the Men and women players who participated, you are all winners!

Men's Singles: 13th Arnold Helgesen, 9th John Adamonis, 3rd Dave Schrader

Women's Singles: 7th Juana Fuentes

Super tournament (congratulations), next issue I will cover...

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A Planetary Gathering of the Close Kind!!


In late April and early May, all five naked-eyed planets are visible simultaneously in the western sky. Look about 45 minutes after sunset. About halfway up is brilliant Jupiter. Shining below Jupiter is a string of planets: Venus, Saturn, Mars and Mercury. Throughout May these five planets will form and reform new patterns as they move against background stars.

On Sunday, May 5, face west just after sunset to see a nearly equilateral triangle of 3...

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When we were young...circa 1956 Top row: Gelaine Listenberger, Billie Blush, Danny Weaver, Betsy Cochran,  Dave Smith, Don Harz, unknown Bottom row: KayeLynne Snider, Judy Mize, Mae Julian



I just got home and I need to tell this. I will never forget it as it was like deja vu. I was at Karen's Gifts and was returning on Hurstbourne Ln. I got stopped at a light and was about to rant under my breath, cuz it is a LONG LONG light to sit at. Just as I was about to say a few unkind words to the traffic light, and with Rush Limbaugh carrying on, on my radio, I heard a sound that felt and sounded like the voices of angels.

Sorry for the dramatic...

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2/3 cup olive oil

8 chicken drumsticks

8 chicken thighs

4 celery ribs (cut into 4-inch strips)

2 cups chopped onion

1 tsp. dried tarragon

1/2 cup lemon-lime soda or water

2 1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

grated nutmeg

40 cloves unpeeled garlic

Rounds of fresh sliced French bread 


Put the oil in a shallow dish and add the chicken pieces turning to coat them evenly with oil. Preheat the Dutch oven to 375 degrees. Combine celery...

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