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Hello pool players. Here are my 15 steps to playing championship pool:


1. Your practice strokes before each shot, if possible, should have the same number of strokes. A smooth straight back and forth motion.

2. Look at the object ball last. Only a few exceptions: One if you're jacked up over a ball and two is if you are close to the object ball.

3. Gripping the Cue: I like a tight grip (not overly tight). Especially bank shots and break shots.

4. Shoot or play safe. You should play...

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STEAKS -COOKED RAY'S WAY (as I teach Boy Scouts to do it)


Steaks – 1/2 lb. (round, sirloin, blade, chuck, or whatever low grade steak you have) per person.

Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste.


Build up a nice fire of hardwood and let it burn down to coals or use a nice bed of hot charcoal briquettes. Put the steaks on a grill over the coals, season to taste, and turn them over when the meat just turns brown on one side. Brown the other side and take them off while they are rare or...

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I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous."

"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a...

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Celestial Delights with the Queen of the Night


During the third week of February, the first quarter moon will assist the casual stargazer locate bright winter stars and two planets. The moon is in first quarter phase, meaning it appears as a half moon lighting up the night sky. This same moon will also play hide and seek with Saturn on the evening of February 20th.

Beginning on Monday, February 18, the moon sits almost halfway between Saturn and Mars. The half moon shines 21 degrees (2...

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My Dear Waynedale Readers,


The Quints Are Home

I am sending you pictures of the quints born at Suburban Hospital, and a little update on how they are doing. You know, when the Dionne quints were born, it made world-wide news, and now with the assistance of fertility drugs, we are seeing more and more multiples.

The mother, Stephanie Powell, is known to me as a fellow nurse. She is also a friend of my daughter, Betsy. So it is especially personal to be a part of this multiple blessing.


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Dear Cousin,


Cold wind sighs through the hemlocks with a sad winter sound, and stirs the tenacious oak leaves with a dry, papery rustle. Dark, lowering clouds have threatened all day to spill freezing rain or float snowflakes upon the hills, but have kept their burden so far.

The recent snowstorm that covered us in winter white has disappeared, leaving only a small mound of snow where a regal snowman once reigned. The landscape emerges once more, looking bleak and naked without its winter...

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