MAYBE LAUGHTER REALLY IS THE

best medicine


NEW STUDY: JOYOUS LAUGHTER AKIN TO
MODERATE PHYSICAL EXERCISE
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Gary's July 4th
Celebration Picks


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The key to choosing
an attorney

July important dates

July fun facts


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Did you know:
The middle finger and
the fricative F
We've all heard the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” at one time or another. Now, researchers at Loma Linda University's Schools of Allied Health and Medicine are proving that there's a whole lot of truth to that adage.

Though the notion that laughter can have health benefits is not a new one - Norman Cousins first suggested it during the 1970s -
recent studies are indicating more and more positive effects of laughter. According to the latest research, repetitious joyous laughter actually causes the body to respond as much as it would to moderate physical exercise.

Laughter has now been shown to enhance a person's mood, decrease the amount of stress hormones, enhance the body's immune activity, lower bad cholesterol and systolic blood pressure, and raise the level of HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). Researchers point out that laughter may even be able to play a role in the treatment of elderly patients suffering from a lack of appetite.

So, next time you find yourself scuffling a little bit or feeling down, try some laughter... your body will thank you for it.

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July 3, 2010 - KABOOM TOWN FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Addison, TX)
Come and enjoy Addison's most explosive party of the year Saturday, July 3, 5:00 p.m. - Midnight. The dazzling 30-minute fireworks show is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM. Rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country, the nationally-recognized fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison. Stay after the fireworks show for a free movie. Family Fun Activities include a rock climbing wall, giant slide, fun inflatables, sand art, massages, an obstacle course and much more. Admission is free. Addison Circle Park. Visit www.addisontexas.net for more details.

July 3, 2010 - LIGHT UP ARLINGTON (Arlington, TX)
Plan for an explosive night of entertainment and fireworks! Enjoy a night filled with live music, great food and children's activities topped off with a thrilling fireworks show. There will be two live music stages for your enjoyment. Located to the West of the Levitt Pavilion, the Boomtown Children's Area will provide kids hours of fun with bounce houses, face painting and carnival games. Arlington Texas celebrates the 4th of July on July 3, 2010 in Downtown Arlington. Visit www.arlingtontx.gov for more information.

July 3, 2010 - QUAD CITIES FAMILY 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION (North Richland Hills, TX)
The fifth annual Chesapeake Energy Family 4th Fireworks Show presented by the Cities of North Richland Hills, Haltom City, Richland Hills, and the Northeast Chamber of Commerce. The show will be held on Saturday, July 3rd at The Hills Shopping Center, located at 6351 Boulevard 26. Admission is free. Fireworks will start at 9:30pm and tune into 91.3 FM KDKR to hear patriotic music accompanying the fireworks. For more information, please visit www.nrhtx.com.

July 3 & 4, 2010 - LONE STARS & STRIPES FIREWORKS CELEBRATION (Grand Prairie, TX)
Enjoy two full days of exciting live Thoroughbred racing and fun activities for the whole family including pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, games, clowns, live music and more followed by our 20-minute fireworks spectacular choreographed to music. Gates open early at 3 p.m. each day and the first live race begins at 5 p.m. Details may be found at www.lonestarpark.com

Jul. 4, 2010 - CITY OF FRISCO'S 8TH ANNUAL FRISCO FREEDOM FEST (Frisco, TX)
Frisco Freedom Fest at Pizza Hut Park marks its ninth year as the city's premier, signature event! Just like the community, Frisco's July 4th celebration continues to grow! The biggest fireworks extravaganza in North Texas. For more information, please visit www.friscofreedomfest.org

Jul. 4, 2010 - 28TH ANNUAL FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA OVER LAKE GRAPEVINE (Grapevine, TX)
On July 4 at 9:30 p.m., find your spot and stake a claim near Lake Grapevine. Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular. Admission is free at most viewing locations. Some parks along Lake Grapevine may charge a minimal admission fee. Visit www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Jul. 4, 2010 - ALL-AMERICAN FOURTH FIREWORKS SHOW (Plano, TX)
Celebrate Independence Day 2010 at Plano's All-American Fourth FIREWORKS event! It's one of the best light shows ever, so bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy it. Tune in to 97.5 KLAK radio for a simulcast of the fireworks show which will be synchronized to patriotic music. For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 972-941-7250 or visit www.planoparks.org Location: Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, 2601 Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX
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the key to choosing AN ATTORNEY

Finding the right attorney for your case can seem like a daunting, confusing task. Honestly, just trying to sort through the maze of lawyer advertising that's out there can be a little overwhelming.

“I always tell potential clients that the key to choosing an attorney is to hire an attorney as you would your own family doctor.”
Gary Ashmore


We recommend that you start out by researching and learning what you can about your legal problem. Nowadays, with the wealth of information available, especially on the Internet, it's relatively easy to track down good information and explanations about what you are facing.

Next, find the names of potential lawyers in your local area. Call them or visit their websites, and then request written information from them. Once you have
a solid list of possible attorneys in place, you should set up in-person interviews with them to get a better feel for how they handle cases and if they are a good fit for you.

Below are some tips to help you choose the attorney that is right for you:

  1. Decide what kind of attorney you need.

  2. Make sure the attorney is licensed in the State of Texas.

  3. Find out how much experience the attorney has with your type of case.

  4. It is important to know how the attorney handles their billing.

  5. Ask important questions to make sure that you feel comfortable with the person you choose.

Once you've done your research and made your comparisons, you should be in a good position to select the right attorney for your case.
July fun facts:
Birthstone: Ruby
Birth Flower: Larkspur or Water Lily (Meaning: Open heart and Ardent attachment)
Astrological Signs: Cancer: June 22 - July 22 and Leo: July 23 - August 22
  National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
Purposeful Parenting Month
Family Reunion Month
  National Grilling Month
National Make a Difference to Children Month
  July 4 Independence Day   July 25 Parents Day

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did you know:
THE MIDDLE FINGER AND THE FRICATIVE F

 
 
  Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers to prevent them from drawing the renowned English longbow in the future. The famous weapon was made of the English Yew tree, and the act drawing the longbow was known as “plucking the yew,” or “pluck yew.” To the embarrassment of the French, the English won the battle and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers, saying, “Pluck yew!” The letter “F” later crept into the symbolic gesture known as showing the finger or the highway salute - the universal sign of disrespect - because of the difficulty in pronouncing consonant clusters.   To get the feathers for the longbow arrows, one would have gone to the village plucker with the introduction “pleasant person pheasant plucker.” The result was the change of the letter P to a labiodental fricative F.

Or so it is told. There actually are records of the finger sign being used in ancient Roman writings and a reference in an ancient Greek comedy as a gesture of annoyance or insult.
 
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