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December 31, 2008 FINB00IN THe NeW!::-00year WITH CaBLe TV, HIGH SPeeD INTBFNeT. aND Dvr SaVe BIG ON BUNDLING ':%,.. o, ,6995" >00":,,,INffNST I00ONiH [g i U *SOMe reSTrlGIIONS MaY aPPLY 800-300-6989 Regifting: Turning Unwanted Gifts Into Gold (NAPSA)-It may be true that, when it comes to gift giving, "It's the thought that counts." But sometimes-particularly when the giver doesn't know the recipient too well-a particular gift isn't the best choice for the person who gets it. According to 2007 research from eBay, 84 percent of U.S, adults receive unwanted gifts during the holiday season. One solution to these urwelcome gifts is regifting, or passing the present on to someone who would appreciate it more. "Regifting and reselling on sites like eBay are great ways to let someone else enjoy a gift that isn't right for you or to earn some extra money," says Marsha Collier, author of "Santa Shops on eBay" and "eBay for Dummies." "It is important to be thoughtful when regifting and reselling. You don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or ruin any relationships." Collier offers these additional Regifiing can be a great way tips on regifting etiquette: to help unwanted presents find Don't mention it. When you're appreciative owners. regifting, be wary about the original gift giver and your new recipient. So pass along the cheer but not the news. Rewrap it. Lest you accidentally regift the card, too, take the time to at least rewrap the present. Previously opened or wrinkled paper is another way to sabotage your regifting plans. Do keep track of regifts and where they came from Nothing is more embarrassing than giving a regift to someone, only to discover that he or she is the one who gave it to you in the first place. Not everything makes a good regift. Items to avoid include candles, soap, bargain-bin books, mysterious CDs/videos, software, tasteless jewelry, scarves, fruitcake or anything the giftee would be puzzled to receive. If you don't want to. regift an item, another solution is to resell it. A great place for reselling is eBay and it's also a great way to make some extra money during the holidays. Collier offers these tips for reselling: Do your research. Take a look at how similar items have sold by looking at the completed listings. Take photographs. Use a simple white background. Photograph the front, back and any detailing of the item. Make your title searchable. Use keywords that someone might use when searching for your item: color, size, brand/designer, new or pre-owned. Be descriptive in the listing. Include as much detail as possible: size, color, measurements, designer, embellishments and any flaws. Communicate. Try to answer potential.buyers' questions promptly and with as much detail as possible. To learn about eBay and selling online, visit Cabbage Patch .At 25 (NAPSA) - They've been up to outer slsace, on the cover of Newsweek, on postage stamps, been celebrity impersonator's and have even been the U.S. Team Mascots for the Summer Olympic Games twice. According to Elizabeth Werner, chief toy officer of iVillage, "Cabbage Patch Kids are a huge part of pop culture history." It all started in 1983, when artist Xavier Roberts took his one-of- a-kind dolls, known as Cabbage Patch Kids, to the mass market. ThalE year, over 3 million homes welcomed one of these new additions. Adorable and unique, each 'Kid came with a special name and birth certificate and quickly took the nation by storm. Today, more than 118 million 'Kids have been "adopted," and in honor of their 25th Anniversary, a collection of limited-edition 'Kids is now available. The 25th" Anniversary 'Kids are replicas of the originals with the same outfits, names and faces-that have not been available since the early '80s. $25 FREE PLAY When you sign up for an Eagle's Nest Slot Club Card Not valid with any other offer/promotion. One coupon per person per week. Non-transferable, holds no cash value. Expires 12/31/08 JN25 Sl 0 FREE PLAY Cabbage Patch Kids have turned 25 but are still as cute as ever. Grandparents who waited in endless lines and parents of today who had Cabbage Patch Kids as children are overcome with nostalgia at seeing these 'Kids again and are clamoring to share the experience with their young kids this holiday season. Anyone with a great Cabbage Patch Kids story, photo or video can share that memory with other fans at the Cabbage Patch Kids Memory Wall at For existing Eagle's Nest Slot Club members Not valid with any other offer/promotion. One coupon per person per week. Non-transferable, holds no cash value.Expires 12/31/08 JN10 County Preserve To Display Gray Fox by Albert Simonson The Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve will place on display a gray fox found dead on the Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve. Preserve volunteer Ed Huffman and I came upon the fox along a trail leading west from a trail head on Farmer Road, Julian. It appeared as strikingly beautiful in death as in life, its eyes bright, legs in broad stride, fluffy tail long and high as if swept by wind. But it lay on its side with a blood wound by its heart. Some cruel person had shot it to no purpose other than to cause pain and death. Still, that is not the end of the fox. While there is no "happy ending," there is at least a bittersweet, encouraging ending. Ed informed local park rangers Bobble Thompson and Beth Dirksen, who picked up the fox's body and handed it off to Sycamore Canyon ranger Maureen Abare. Now a taxidermist has been Range of Common Gray Fox engaged to mount the fox as an "Educationa Display" at the Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve Center. This center is a modern, green-powered hike-in center accessible from ighway 67 between Ramona and Lakeside. It is hoped that the display of this beautiful animal will inspire generations of young people to value and respect the creatures with whom they share their living space. The fox will then have left. a lesson and a legacy for all of us. The Julian News 3 Street 76. A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather. - Judith Merkle Riley Shelter Valley Happenings by Rick Sparks Ready to kick off th.e new year, the Shelter Valley neighborhood Watch has new signs and new watchers. L to R - Rick Sparks, president of SVCC and watchman, Bill Trimble watch captain. Have a safe and Happy New Year.../