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• After the nominees have been selected, ballots are sent out to all AMPAS members. All members get to vote in every category, even those in which they have no experience. This procedure has been the subject of much criticism. Few AMPAS members bother to screen the foreign film submissions, for example. As a result, a voter may have to select a film he or she has never even seen!

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Call Your WCDA Specialist Today! THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE (continued): • The list of rules and requirements a film must meet in order to be considered for an Oscar are just slightly little less complicated than those printed in the United Nations Charter. For example, submitted films must be of a certain running time, must be recorded on an approved film stock, and must have been publicly exhibited to paying audiences for a specified length of time in certain cities.

• On Feb. 19, 1847, the first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party, a group of California-bound emigrants • Oscar, as the Academy Award statuette is stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada known, measures 13½ inches FILLER tall and is PAGE 1 Mountains. Three more rescue parties to help, but of the 89 original heavier than you might expect, at 1Q09 8½ pounds. - WEEK 08 arrived members of the group, only 45 reached It’s made of tin and copper and FEB then 15 plated - FEB 21 California.A MAZE MENT LAUGHS! with gold. Since the identities of the winners • On Feb. 16, 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, are kept secret until the actual awards cereEnglish archaeologist Howard Carter 2009.08 mony, the plaques on the pedestals of the staenters the sealed burial chamber Senior Editor: Kara Kovalchik tuettes handed out onstage are blank. Winof the ancient Egyptian ruler King “Welcome to the Editorial Director: Sandy Wood ners return them to the Academy the next Tutankhamen. King Tut lived around email: tidbitseditors@sbcglobal.net Academymorning Awards. 1400 B.C. and died when he was still a to have their name, award category, teenager. Or, as it’sand known the year engraved on the plaque. As a protective measure, a unique serial number is at my house, • On Feb. 18, 1930, the planet Pluto is discovered by the Lowell Observatory in engraved on the back of each Oscar, since Passover.” Flagstaff, Ariz. In August 2006, however, they remain the legal property of AMPAS. the International Astronomical Union • The Oscar statuettes are manufactured by announced that Pluto would no longer CAN the HELP be considered a planet as Pluto’s oblong ~ Bob Hope,R.S. whoOwens never and Company of Chicago; STRETCH YOUR orbit overlaps that of Neptune. same company that produces the trophies for received a nomination, ADVERTISING America, the NFL’s BUDGET Most Valuable EVEN introducingMiss the Oscar • On Feb. 22, 1942, President Franklin Player, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ceremony as its host FURTHER! D. Roosevelt orders Gen. Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines, as AMPAS usually orders about 100 Oscars (at in 1968. the American defense of the islands $200 each) to ensure that they have extras to collapses. MacArthur at first balked -hand out in categories with multiple winners. he was fully prepared to fight alongside his men to the death if necessary -- but • AMPAS rules prohibit studios from using finally obeyed the president’s order in certain methods to promote their films, inMarch. cluding direct mail, telephone campaigns, • On Feb. 21, 1952, Elizabeth Taylor, 20, and elaborate banquets. Instead, studios take marries Michael Wilding. It was Taylor’s out expensive “For Your Consideration” ads second marriage: At age 18, she had QUIZ inBITS film industry magazines like The Hollymarried hotelier Nicky Hilton, less than by Kara Kovalchik & Sandy Wood two weeks before the debut of her 1950 wood Reporter or Variety. Does this tactic movie “Father of the Bride.” She would work? DreamWorks Pictures spent over be married six more times, twice to What actor dispatched $750,000 on Variety ads to promote 1999’s Richard Burton. Sacheen Littlefeather to WORD American Beauty, which won five Oscars. POWER THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE (continued): collect his Oscar in 1971? 1979, Garrison Keillor’s Unscramble this word:• On Feb. 17,NUGGET OF popular radio variety show “Prairie • Once the preliminary voting commences, all What 1976 Best Actress KNOWLEDGE Home Companion” is first broadcast are allowed to nominate by Kara Kovalchik & Sandy Wood winner usedAMPAS Americanmembers Sign nationally as part of National Public for Best Picture and the Best AcLanguage incandidates her Radio’s Folk Festival America. The show, tor categories. Only those who work in the Sixty percent of thelocally limousines which had been running on acceptance speech to This word means: the Minnesota Public Radio since 1974, is available for rental nationwide same specialization are allowed to nominate honor her deaf order of names in a film’s still on the air today. are white, but Academy Award parents? choices for technical awards. Only directors, promotional material attendees prefer their rides to be for instance, can suggest a film for Best Di• On Feb. 20, 1986, France and Britain As aunder result, the onceEnglish all the announce that ablack. tunnel rector. Once the preliminary votes are tabulocal rental agencies have been Channel between the two countries 1Q2009 :: Wk :: Feb in 15 each - Feb category 21 :: Pg. 2belated, the top 08 choices exhausted,acompanies far would soon become reality. as Trains, come the official nominees. cars and busesaway would beDiego able and to speed as San Las through the tunnel less Vegasinwill sendthan blackhalf an • After the nominees have been selected, balWORD POWER hour. Construction began in December luxury vehicles to are sent out to all AMPAS members. All QUIZ lots BITS ANSWER 1987, and theHollywood “Chunnel” was finally to supply members get to vote in every category, even completed in 1994. ANSWERS the 1500+ cars needed those in which they have no experience. This for the Synd., night. Inc. 1. MARLON BRANDO (c) 2009 King Features procedure has been the subject of much criti2. LOUISE cism. FLETCHER Few AMPAS members bother to screen the foreign film submissions, for example. As a result, a voter may have to select a film he or she has never even seen! Jane Seymour. . . . . . 2/15/51

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• The final ballots are mailed to the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers. Three PWC representatives retire to a locked, guarded room to tabulate the votes and prepare the sealed envelopes that contain the names of the 22 main winners. Those enTHE ENVELOPE, PLEASE velopes are given to a senior(continued): PWC official, • Once the preliminary voting commences, all who brings them to the auditorium and hands AMPAS members are just allowed nominate them to the presenters beforetoeach wincandidates for Best Picture and the Best Acner is announced. A back-up representative tor categories. Only those work the travels to the ceremony in a who separate carinwith same specialization are allowed to nominate a duplicate set of winners’ envelopes, just in choices for technical awards. Only directors, case something happens to the first official for instance, can suggest a film for Best Di(or the original en route. rector. Once theenvelopes) preliminary votes are tabu-

the top choices be• lated, If the first courier makesiniteach to thecategory auditorium come the official nominees. safe and sound, the back-up sits in the audiencethe andnominees opens thehave envelopes along with • After been selected, balthe presenter. This double-check measure allots are sent out to all AMPAS members. All members get representative to vote in every category,ifeven lows a PWC to interject the those in which they have no experience. This presenter happens to read the incorrect name procedure has been the far subject of much critior title onstage. Thus in Oscar history, cism. Few AMPAS members bother such a correction has never been necessary. to THE ENVELOPE, (continued): screen the foreignPLEASE film submissions, for example. As a result, a voter may have to select • There are always more AMPAS members athan filmthere he orare sheseats has never seen! in theeven venue where the Academy Awardsare ceremony is the held.public Nomi• The final ballots mailed to acnees and presenters are given seats in Coopers. what is counting firm of Price Waterhouse called the “golden horseshoe.” It’s closetoto a Three PWC representatives retire locked, room to can tabulate thewhen votes the stageguarded so that their faces be seen and prepare scans the sealed envelopesand thatalso contain the camera the audience, so the of theto22 main entheynames don’t have walk farwinners. to presentThose or colvelopes givenWhen to a senior PWC official, lect theirare awards. someone leaves the 1Q2009 :: Wk 08 ::toFeb - Feb 21 :: Pg.hands 3 who brings the 15 auditorium audience, a them designated “seat filler”and quickly them the and presenters before eachchair winrushestoover sits in just the abandoned ner is announced. A back-up representative so that no empty seats appear on camera. travels to the ceremony in a separate car with • aOfduplicate course, those the golden horseshoejust alsoin set ofinwinners’ envelopes, require seats for their escorts case something happens to and the their first entouofficial rage (personal assistants, family members, (or the original envelopes) en route. etc.), so another dozen seats or more may be • If the first makes of it to the auditorium spoken for.courier The families executives from safe and sound, the back-up sits in the aucompanies that sponsor the ceremony get the dience and opens the envelopes along with next batch of free seats. Any remaining tickthe presenter. This double-check measure alets are offered for $200 each to AMPAS lows a PWC representative to interject if the members on a first-come, first-served basis. presenter happens to read the incorrect name • or Those theater betitlebleacher onstage.seats Thusoutside far inthe Oscar history, side the red carpethas are never available to those such a correction beenonly necessary. who win a lottery. Interested attendees must submit an application – along with a photo – and then wait to hear whether or not their name has been “pulled out of the hat.” The 400 or so spectators who “win” are given an official acceptance letter from AMPAS. No one else is allowed in the bleachers, even if they spent the night before waiting on the pavement in hopes of grabbing a vacant spot. 1Q2009 :: Wk 08 :: Feb 15 - Feb 21 :: Pg. 3 • Even though the stars won’t begin arriving until 4 in the afternoon, spectators with bleacher tickets must arrive at the theater by 9:30 a.m. They’ll be rewarded for their patience with a view from a ringside seat when the stars arrive and walk the legendary red carpet. At 6 p.m., the bleacher crowd will cross the street to enjoy the TV broadcast of the event at the El Capitan Theatre.


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drive (especially if you’ve had it for a few years) to make sure you haven’t stored any passwords or account numbers. If you have a friend who loves to pass along jokes or funny links in e-mail, ask him or her to stop. You’ve no doubt already heard them, and passing along a not-so-funny bug is entirely possible. Worse is if the friend likes to paste whole Web pages into your e-mail. Your computer can be at risk of any malicious code on that page. Best bet: Use an older computer that’s no longer hooked up to the Internet for your checking software and to store your personal information. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Excited dice players may call out “boxcars” (double-sixes) or “Little Joe” (a four). “Eighter from Decatur” is a famous call when the dice total up to eight. • Bill Lear, inventor and namesake of the Lear Jet, also came up with the Stereo 8 format. (You may remember it as what were called “eight-track tapes.”) The format gained popularity in the late 1960s when Ford added it as an option in their automobiles. Cassette tapes eventually took over, and then compact discs. The last recording released in Stereo 8 format by a major record label was the 1988 album Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits. • In the game of five-card draw, two pair (aces and eights) is known as “the Dead Man’s Hand.” Those were the cards held by Wild Bill Hickok when he played poker at a Deadwood saloon in the Dakota Territory in 1876. Hickok didn’t get the chair he wanted – in a corner with his back against the wall – so he sat with his back towards the door. Gold miner Jack McCall sidled up to Hickok and shot him with a 45-caliber revolver. • Eminem’s 2002 film 8 Mile was named for Eight Mile Road, the thoroughfare dividing Detroit from its northern suburbs. Much of the film was filmed in a mobile home court in the suburb of Warren. The film’s producers upset residents by scattering rusted-out cars and other junk on the grounds to make the usually-tidy park appear a bit “grittier.” • Elizabeth Taylor won a Best Actress Oscar for her role in the 1960 feature film BUtterfield 8. No, that’s not a typo; the first two letters in the title are properly capitalized because they represent the old BUtterfield telephone exchange in Manhattan. In today’s terminology, we’d refer to “BUtterfield 8” by the prefix numbers 288.


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EIGHTER FROM DECATUR (continued): • America didn’t begin minting its own coins until the middle of the 18th century. Until that time, one of the most popular pieces of currency was the Spanish dollar. It was a heavy silver coin worth eight reales (Spanish for “royals”). These coins were sometimes physically cut into four pieces to make change, which is the origin of the phrase “pieces of eight.” This also explains why a EIGHTER DECATUR (continued): quarter isFROM sometimes called “two bits.” • America didn’t begin minting its own coins • until 1965’s “Eight Days a Week” was a #1 pop the middle of the 18th century. Until hit time, by The The popular title came from that oneBeatles. of the most pieces of currency was the Spanish dollar. It was drummer Ringo Starr, known for his abilitya heavy silver coin worth eight reales (Spanish to unintentionally turn a phrase. In this case, for “royals”). These coins were sometimes Ringo was cut describing the group’s non-stop physically into four pieces to make change, is the and origin of the schedulewhich of recording touring. Hephrase sum“pieces of eight.” This also explains why a marized the situation by saying “I’ve been quarter is sometimes called “two bits.”

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Sixty percent of the limousines available for rental nationwide are white, but Academy Award attendees prefer their rides to be black. As a result, once all the local rental agencies have been exhausted, companies as far away as San Diego and Las Vegas will send black luxury vehicles to Hollywood to supply the 1500+ cars needed for the night.

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DEAR TODD: If you’re bringing your dog on vacation with you (which is fantastic, by the way), he should stay with you if at all possible. A kennel tends to be a stressful place for dogs, even if you come to pick him up every day. If you’re vacationing in an unfamiliar place, you may not know how well the kennel FILLER is run, ifPAGE the dogs that 1 stay there are kept healthy and 1Q09 - WEEK 08 FEBif 15illnesses - FEB 21 like kenhappy, and LAUGHS! nel cough are kept to a mini2009.08 Senior Editor: Kara Kovalchik mum. “Welcome to the Editorial Director: Sandy Wood email: tidbitseditors@sbcglobal.net Academy Awards. Riley will benefit from his ownOr, as it’s known er being with him in an unfamilat my house, iar place, particularly at night. Passover.” So, Riley should stay with you. CAN HELP FILLER PAGE 2 ~ Bob Hope, who never If you’re bringing YOUR him on vacaSTRETCH 1Q09 - WEEK 08 received a nomination, ADVERTISING TRIVIA FEB 15 - FEB 21 tion, he should experience the introducing the Oscar BUDGET EVEN NEWSFRONT ANSWERS ceremony as its host FURTHER! vacation with you. 1. Bob Hope in 1968. A caveat, however: always 2. Wings PRESENTS 3. Plaster get clearance from the rental TRIVIA NEWSFRONT™ home’s owner before bringing 4. Ronald Reagan 1. What comedy icon hosted the Academy Awards an 5. Jessica Tandy a pet. Vacation-rental agree-

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ments often stipulate that no pets are allowed in the house. This happens, sadly, because not all pet owners control their pets, and damage can be done to the rental property. Many rentals that allow pets will charge an extra fee, sometimes per pet, to cover any potential damages. The fee is usually nonrefundable -- but in my experience it’s much cheaper than the cost of keeping your pet in a reputable kennel. If the vacation rental you’re considering does not allow pets, look for another house in the area. Several sites on the Internet list pet-friendly rentals, including Oregon.com (http:// www.oregon.com/lodging/ pet_friendly.cfm); HomeAway. com (http://www.homeaway. com/index.cfm/tgt/oregonpet-friendly-vacation-rentals); A MAZE MENT and DogFriendly.com (http:// www.dogfriendly.com/server/ travel/guides/us/usstateOR. shtml).

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