2007-03-22 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

Chris Crawford has received first-class recognition for his long devotion to the Indianapolis Colts.

While visiting in Newport, a neighbor of the Colts' president Bill Polian read an item in this column about the island 14 year old's enthusiasm for the Colts and sent the column off to Polian.

When he received it, Polian sent a letter to Chris acknowledging his Colts loyalty and called him a "brave young man" for wearing the team's shirts, hats and sweatshirts to school in "passionate Patriot's territory."

Polian added that the entire team wanted to personally thank him and sent along a football signed by the whole squad.

Chris told us he was "speechless."

The Colts are a class act.

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Give your cats their own place to scratch says Dr. Joshua Hatch of the Jamestown Animal Clinic.

"Many cats scratch at furniture or carpets in the house and can damage those items. One way to minimize the destruction is to keep the cat's nails trimmed and either do it yourself or have your veterinarian's office trim the nails. Another solution is to train your cat to use a scratching post. Most cats like scratching vertical surfaces but many posts are too short and the cat might not use those. Find a sturdy and tall (at least 24") post that is wrapped with a solid rope. Start to get the cat interested in the post by putting it near the objects it scratches and place some cat nip on the post or a cat treat on top of the post. You can also run a cat toy over the post so the cat chases it and "attacks" the post. Reward your cat with treats, praise, and petting when they use the post to encourage them to continue that behavior."

MEOW!

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Sylvia Quinn is the winner of the Cathryn Jamieson Salon's Hot Lips Contest. Judge Frank LePere of Grapes & Gourmet said Sylvia's lips "stood out like a humming beacon."

Second place went to 9-yearold Olivia Faria, and third place to Lacy Schlacter whose lips Judge LePere found to be "whispy, sensual with a hint of mystique."

The winner will receive a Tourmaline Facial and the runners up were awarded lip colors of their choice.

So, until next time, SMACK!

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Lotsa hugs for actor Michael Liebhauser who will turn 13 on Monday.

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ReMax will be moving into the former Paws & Claws location next month. We have no idea where they will keep the balloon.

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A new organ will soon be on the way to St. Mark Church.

Dave Nardolillo, Grand Knight of the St. Mark Council of Knights of Columbus, reported that the church, after consulting with organ professionals placed an order for a new organ and "with the help of God and a few great craftsmen in Pennsylvania" it will be shipped later this month "insuring that St. Mark Church will have beautiful music to accompany our parish's most Holy Celebration of Easter."

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The Knight's Annual Two Saints Dinner, celebrating St. Patrick and St. Joseph, will be served Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. at St. Mark.

The menu includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, pasta, bread, coffee and dessert. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Children under 5 are free. For reservations and to ask questions, call Dave Nardolillo at 423-2413.

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 1 will be camping out at Cachalot Scout Reservation in Carver, Mass., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 30 through April 1.

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Congratulations to islander Caroline Johnson Caswell who has been named principal of East Providence High School.

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