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Things To Do This Week! Page 2

Festival of Lights Parade Page 4

‘Oh What A Night!’ Page 7

This Week in History Page 13

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony


his year, Santa serves as the official tree lighter for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Tram’s Mountain Station beginning with a holiday performance by the Palm Springs High School Madrigal singers. Then Santa lights the Tramway’s landmark 45-foot tree comprised of 4,000 LED lights, which can be seen throughout the Coachella Valley. According to Tramway General

Manager Rob W. Parkins, “This year, we decided to make our tree lighting ceremony—even more than in past years—a true family event, hence the early appearance by Santa!” Following the lighting ceremony, Santa will be in Pines Café for photo opportunities with the kids and to distribute candy canes. Then the Palm Springs High School Madrigal Singers return for an encore performance on the Pines Café Stage. On other selected dates in December, choirs perform at 5 and 7

p.m. at the Mountain Station: • Friday, Dec. 2 – Jurupa Valley High School Chamber Singers • Saturday Dec. 3 – Desert Ridge Middle School Choir • Friday, Dec. 9 – Encore High School for the Arts Madrigals • Saturday, Dec. 10 - Martin Luther King High School Chamber Singers • Sunday, Dec. 11 – Raincross Master Chorale • Friday, Dec. 16 – The Lions’ Pride Chamber Singers Finally, on Saturday, Dec. 17, Santa returns to the Mountain

Station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for more photo opportunities with the kids and free candy canes. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car. Opened in 1963, the Tram’s 80-passenger cars travel along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 ft.) in approximately 10 minutes. For more information, please call (888) 515.TRAM or (760) 325.1391, or visit us at

Get Out of the House This Week! December 1: Pathway to Health • Beauty Wellness Expo. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Features speakers, workshops, seminars and vendors. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage. (760) 202-4007, December 2: Palm Desert Holiday Celebration. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A Rockin’ Holiday Tribute to the King! Starring Scot Bruce singing the sounds of Blue Christmas and other Elvis classics. The Gardens on El Paseo, 73-545 El Paseo, Palm Desert. December 12 - 13: WildLights. 6 to 9 p.m. Featuring luminescent animal lanterns, snow-ball fight in Whoville, explore pathways decorated in hlights, tunnel of lights, visits with Santa, live entertainment, arts and crafts, carousel rides, and more. The Living Desert, 47-

900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert. (760) 346-5694, December 3: Denny Zeitlin Solo. 7:30 p.m. Jazz for Jazz Lovers Concert Series, come out and enjoy world class jazz music at Pete’s. Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis, 73-741 Highway 111, Palm Desert. (760) 5683263, December 3: Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade. 5:45 p.m. Parade kicks off on Palm Canyon Drive and Ramon Road. Magnificent marching bands and twinkling holiday floats adorned in thousands of magical colored lights. December 3 - 4: Indio International Tamale Festival. 10 a.m. A favorite for locals and visitors to the area. Ranked as one of the top 10 “All-American Food Festivals” by Food Network. Sample every

type of tamale one can possibly imagine. Activities include festival holiday parade, carnival, Mexican Folkloric dancing and a variety of live entertainment. Old Town Indio, December 5: Vienna Boys Choir. 7 p.m. Christmas in Vienna showcases the voices of these child musicians in a program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and holiday favorites. McCallum Theatre, 73-000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Springs. (760) 340-2787, December 6: The Irish Tenors Christmas. 8 p.m. Celebrate the season with a special holiday concert of traditional carols and classic Irish ballads. McCallum Theatre, 73-000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Springs. (760) 340-2787,



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Editor’s Note

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. Can you believe this amazing weather we are currently having? It feels so nice to drink a cup of hot coffee and not get too warm from it. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Did any of you do any Black Friday Shopping? I mentioned in my last letter that I wouldn’t be going but I ended up at Target with half of the family after Thanksgiving dinner. I wasn’t in the market for anything big or

extravagant. I ended up purchasing a few blu-ray movies; The Martian and The Nice Guys. I highly recommend The Martian and The Nice Guys. Great writing and acting performances by Matt Damon, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. As we are inching closer to Christmas, I’m wondering when do you start decorating? Do you put the tree and lights up the day after Thanksgiving? Feel free to email (desertentertainer@ me your response. Until next week ... Jose


Question: They come out at night without being called, and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?? Answer on page 14.

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Beverly Johnson Named Celebrity Grand Marshal of 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Local resident and world famous super model Beverly Johnson, the first African American model to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine, will lead the march along Palm Canyon Drive as this year’s Celebrity Grand Marshal for the 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, the City’s signature holiday event, which every year brings more than 100,000 residents and visitors to downtown Palm Springs on the first Saturday in December.

In addition, Johnson will receive a star on the prestigious Palm Springs Walk of Stars on the same day of the parade. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. near La Plaza located at 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Johnson will be joined in the parade by Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes, homegrown boxer Timothy Bradley, Jr. and local realtor and philanthropist Nelda Linsk, who will serve as the parade’s Community Grand Marshals.

The holiday lights spectacular, slated for Saturday, Dec. 3, kicks off at 5:45 p.m. on Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road and heads north concluding at Tamarisk. Each year the much loved parade features just under 100 twinkling floats, magnificent marching bands, huge Macy’s style holiday balloons and Santa Claus and his reindeer on the Jackie Lee Houston Santa Claus Express. “The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade is the biggest and best

holiday lights parade in Southern California and beyond,” says Mary Jo Ginther, Director of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “Over the years, it has truly become one of the region’s most beloved holiday events and an important part of the magic that makes the Palm Springs destination, like no place else.” Parade takes place Saturday, Dec. 3 in downtown Palm Springs. For more information, visit

Let’s Talk Series: “I Slept with the Mayor” but…not all of them The Palm Springs Historical Society’s, Let’s Talk Series continues with another conversation with former Palm Springs first lady, Barbara Foster Henderson. Laugh along with Barbara as she looks back at her years as the first lady of Palm Springs, and tells stories (as


only she can) about its politicians and celebrity citizens. Founder of the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, Barbara knows more about Palm Springs than almost any one. Will Kleindienst co-hosts with Barbara at this lively talk. Join us at Palm Springs Presbyte-

rian Church, 815 S. El Camino Real, Palm Springs, at 6 p.m. on Dec. 8, for this talk about Palm Springs. Tickets range from $20 to $25 and can be purchased on our website at Members save $5 per ticket.

The Palm Springs Historical Society is located at 221 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. For more information, call (760) 323.8297 or visit

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Neighborhood Park News This Week Joshua Springs MHP By Joan Carroll Pull tabs being saved-in the clubhouse for Betty H. The tabs go towards oxygen for children in need in the USA. Met half of the Turner Family while dumping trash. Gerry was out walking his dog, who was quite happy to see my dog, Wendy. Cute dog, freckles on the nose. They are in #253 - formerly Claire K. Our front gate was looking a bit pale so the volunteers staged The Great Paint Out Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Its looking wrought iron black again. Thanks to Cliff, Gordon and Norm who got there at 8 a.m. to do an amazing job. Beautiful wide streak of rainbow showed up in the dark clouds above DHS on Nov. 20. Hope someone got a picture of it. Then rain Hurrah!, Rain! Streets cleaned, plants got a welcome drink, the air smelled clean and sunshine predicted for the next few days. Welcome back Bill and Dagmar L. Their kids from up north came with them and grandchildren. The kids cooked the Thanksgiving meal this year. They’ll be staying in Marty’s house. Long Time Anniversary Nov. 21, Lon and Camille 6l years! Congrats! Frank, son of Jean and Ralph N. visited on the 22nd. He is from Louisiana. His trip included a visit to his daughter, too. He spent a long time in the service and now is enjoying civilian life.

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Did you get a new family member? PS shelter had free pet adoptions from Black Friday to Cyber Monday along with other shelters thanks to The goal was to get 9,000 dogs and cats their forever home. Nothing like unconditional love and happiness. Don and MaryAnn are back from their trip to Israel, they landed in Tel Aviev. Saw Masada and the guide told them there were three mountain forts named Masada. All were attacked by the Romans during their time of expansion. This one was the last one and the defenders died by their own hands rather than being captured. She said the vegetarian dishes were very good especially the hummus. Beef and chicken dishes were not so good there. She lost a wrist brace going thru inspection the Turkish people were not friendly as they were on a prior trip. Betty J. made a beautiful hand crafted calendar with plastic mesh and yarn. You can interchange the months and days on it! Thanks Ida, Gloria and Cliff for our special treats and coffee on Monday. And Gordon and Marion for treats the next week - angel food cake, ice-cream and berries topping! After holidays - waistline training! Let us know what’s going on in your park. Email the editor at


Holiday Craft Faire at Yucca Valley Community Center Catch the spirit of the season at the Town of Yucca Valley’s Holiday Craft Faire and Santa Visits on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The public is invited to visit with Santa at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and tackle holiday shopping at the Community Center Complex. A long-time local tradition, the Holiday Craft Faire is a favorite opportunity to shop for exceptional handmade gifts in indoor comfort.  Find new gift ideas, original arts and crafts, sculpture, ceramics, specialty foods, home decor, clothing, floral designs, jewelry, photography, soaps, candles, toys and much more.  More than fifty artisans and crafters will be displaying a variety of quality, handcrafted items at this year’s event.  Santa will be available for photos so be sure to bring the camera! 


Town Hall will be transformed into a winter wonderland with ten tons of real snow! Wear your favorite hat and scarf and build a snowman or take that perfect holiday family photo.  Youth Commissioners will be on hand to provide delicious hot chocolate.  All are welcome and activities are free to the public. Town of Yucca Valley’s Community Services Department at (760) 3697211, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Information is also available online at

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The Desert Symphony presents ‘Oh What A Night!’ A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons The Desert Symphony’s opening concert of its Ovation III Series will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8, in concert with Oh What A Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The performance will take place at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert at 8 p.m., with Gary Berkson, Music Director of The Desert Symphony. Oh What A Night! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is an exciting revue written by Motown producer and creative consultant George Solomon, directed by award-winning producer/director Michael Chapman with choreography by Paul Holmquist. Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Working My Way Back to You, Let’s Hang On and Who Loves You are just some of the many hits you’ll enjoy. Oh What A Night! is a warmheart-

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ed concert and tribute, which features all the original hits, as well as, several top 10 releases not included in the Broadway Tony award-winning hit. It includes Frankie Valli’s biggest solo hit from the blockbuster movie GREASE! In addition, this performance will include a very special holiday tribute to the legendary Andy Williams & The Williams Brothers. Audiences are sure to be mesmerized by this stellar cast as they perform ever-popular holiday classics personally taught to them by Andy’s brother Dick Williams.

Between the score of recognizable tunes, Oh What A Night! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons ,delivers informative and often hilarious banter between a stellar, high-spirited cast. The personable stars of Oh What A Night! stay true to the original recordings without trying to mimic or impersonate the original group. And their interpretation of these classic hits are so true to the original recordings. The result is a show as fresh and relevant today as it is nostalgic for the purists. The audience gets to

know and love four dynamic talents and cheer them on with each exciting performance. This exhilarating family friendly musical revue has been thrilling audiences worldwide with great choreography, boundless energy, humor and, of course, instantly recognizable classic pop songs that have become timeless! “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Oh What A Night! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons back again performing with our own accomplished Desert Symphony musicians,” stated Nancy Tapick, President of The Desert Symphony. For ticket information please call The McCallum Theatre Box Office at 760340-ARTS or The Desert Symphony at 760-773-5988 or visit


Coachella Valley Water District Adopts Day-of-Use Irrigation Restrictions Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will again institute dayof-use restrictions for irrigation. Starting Dec. 1 and through March 31, outdoor irrigation by CVWD domestic customers will be prohibited on Mondays and Thursdays. This temporary restriction for irrigation, which aims to further encourage conservation, was approved by the CVWD Board of Directors earlier this month. The irrigation schedule is in addition to ongoing water-use restrictions that include: • No irrigation during or within

48 hours after measurable rainfall. • Broken sprinklers must be repaired within 24 hours of notification. • Eating establishments may only serve drinking water upon request. • Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily. • Applying water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff to adjacent property, roadways, parking lots, etc. is prohibited. • Using a hose to wash an automobile, windows, solar panels, and

tennis courts, except where the hose is equipped with a shut-off nozzle, is prohibited. • Applying any water to any hard surface including, but not limited to, driveways, sidewalks, and asphalt is prohibited. • Homeowners’ associations or community service organizations cannot block, stifle, or threaten homeowners from reducing or eliminating the watering of vegetation or lawns during a declared drought emergency. • Irrigation with any water of ornamental turf on public street me-

dians is prohibited. As a result of water-use restrictions and customer conservation efforts, water use is down significantly. The rolling average since June is a 23.4% decrease in water use when compared to the same period in 2013. For a complete list of water-use restrictions and for conservation programs to help save water, visit For Coachella Valley residents who are not CVWD customers, information about your water district and direct links are available at

Here’s to your health: Moderate Alcohol Intake may be Beneficial It’s okay to have a drink now and then as you get on in years, as long as you don’t overdo it, according to new research reported in the journal Age and Ageing. But, rules apply, says the Association of Ma-


ture American Citizens. In fact, the report says that moderate alcohol intake may be beneficial. And that means a small glass of wine or a bottle of beer daily could improve cardiovascular

health for older men and women. The team that conducted the research says that more study is required before any definitive recommendations can be made. The Association of Mature Ameri-

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Do you have a friend or relative with the flu or a new baby who’s in need of a bit of tending? Or maybe a new family has moved into your neighborhood. Here are some easy, thoughtful ways to say “thinking of you”: 1. Basket of muffins. Warm, homebaked muffins are best, but bakery treats in a napkin-lined basket bring cheer too. 2. Fruit from the farmer’s market. A quart of ripe berries or a basket of apples—drop by with what’s fresh and in season. 3. Bagels and juice. A meal, a snack—this works any time. 5. Soup and rolls or crackers. A container or two of comforting Creamy Tomato Soup, a loaf of bread, and bag of salad—bingo, it’s dinner. This soup makes 10 cups, so you’ll have enough for a friend, with some leftover for you. No time to cook? Pick up a quart of soup and some rolls or crackers from the deli. Even if it’s not from your kitchen, it still says “thinking of you.” Creamy Tomato Soup This soup is on the sweet side, so you may want to decrease the sugar. • 2 Tbsp olive oil • 1 medium onion, chopped • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped

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• 1 bay leaf • 1 garlic clove, minced • 2 to 3 Tbsp brown sugar • Pinch of ground cloves • 3 cups vegetable broth • 2 (28-oz) cans crushed tomatoes • 1/2 tsp salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 1/2 cup half-and-half 1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add onion, carrot and bay leaf; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes. Add brown sugar and cloves. Stir until vegetables are well coated. 2. Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. 3. Remove pan from heat. Remove bay leaf and discard. Puree soup with an immersion blender or in a blender until smooth. 4. Add salt and pepper. Slowly pour in half-and-half, stirring constantly. Refrigerate until just before serving time. 5. When reheating soup, do not to bring to a boil to keep cream from curdling. If you plan to freeze soup, do so before adding half-and-half. Makes 10 cups. Serves 6.


Bookmark it! New and Upcoming Reads Bad Road to Nowhere

By Linda Ladd Available December 6

Not many people know their way through the bayous well enough to find Will Novak’s crumbling mansion outside New Orleans. Not that Novak wants to talk to anyone. He keeps his guns close and his guard always up. Mariah Murray is one selfish, reckless, manipulative woman, the kind Novak would never want to get tangled up with. But he can’t say no to his dead’s wife sister. When Mariah tells him she wants to rescue a childhood friend, another Aussie girl gone conveniently missing in north Georgia, Novak can’t turn her down. She’s hiding something. Novak knows there’s a trap waiting. But until he springs it, there’s no telling who to trust.


Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance By Mark Greaney Available December 6

It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. U.S. Navy Commander Scott Hagan is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man who reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Hagan’s ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more. Their investigation uncovers an unholy threat that has wormed its way into the heart of our nation. A danger that has set a clock ticking and can be stopped by only one man...President Jack Ryan.

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HOROSCOPE DECEMBER 1 - 7 ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you’re not into it, don’t do it. If you have to do it, then try to change the way you think about it. Make it about the action, not about the outcome the action will bring to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Get what you want from a place, and then get out. This is how your gypsy spirit will find satisfaction. Keep it moving along; this is freedom — or something like it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’d like to believe that there are a “wise few,” yet the group often gets together and behaves otherwise. Real leadership is needed here. Are you up to it? CANCER (June 22-July 22). Many forces of destruction are captivating, seductive and beautiful. This is why you should beware of anything that crosses your path today that falls into the “captivating, seductive and/or beautiful” category. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Mark Twain’s advice was to eat what you like and let the food fight it out on the inside. However, today, good digestion will be a secret key to your success. Don’t leave it to chance. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s mighty fine when the game is good enough on its own, but that won’t always be the case. When it’s not, you have to be the fun. What you bring to the table will make the intolerable thing tolerable. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your ability to suspend disbelief helps you enjoy stories

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that are crafted for your entertainment. But when the story is supposed to be true, no good can come from ignoring the glaring discrepancies. Get to the bottom of it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll learn from a failed test. It’s better to fail early and cheaply. Don’t be afraid to mess it up in order to see the boundaries of what you’re dealing with. You’ll apply that learning to create a winning strategy.

“CONTINENTAL CHALLENGE” Across 1 Drone, e.g. 5 Map 9 Lively 14 Subj. with graphs 15 Defaulter’s loss

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What is making it hard for you to deliver the result you and the others expect? The answer to this simple question, applied well, could lift your mood by 10 points.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll seldom find meaning in a cake, unless it’s the pink and green cake that’s melting in the rain in MacArthur Park. Meaning is, after all, usually readily found in annoying and unsatisfactory things.

21 Bitter tasting

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Life gets bigger when you’re braver and constricts with fear. Life on the small scale is no better than an outsize life; it’s just a matter of personal preference. Just be sure that you’re choosing it and not merely reacting to it.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Gather more information and put off judgment for as long as possible. Maybe this one is not up to you to figure out, and in that case, you’re free to apply yourself in better places.

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17 Heavy kettle 19 Scare 20 Tulsa coll. 23 Data 24 Taj Mahal, e.g. 26 Time of one’s life 28 Morning side 37 Milk, cheese, etc. 38 “I think,” briefly 39 Decides 40 URL shrinking site 42 Born in France 43 Earth’s shape 44 Mouthing off 45 Rash cause 48 Prehistoric

49 “Psst!”

27 Chap

52 Let out

29 “Eat crow,” e.g.

55 Goes diving

30 Composer Erik

59 RR stop

31 “Broom ___”

60 Make use of

32 Saving protocol

62 Hearty pub meal

33 Radio host Don

64 Copycat’s words

34 Nibble

65 Knight fight

35 Author Erica

66 “Try this!”

36 Foil alternative

67 Projecting part

40 Gives in

68 “La ___ Bonita”

41 Hunted

69 In the center of

43 Country lass

Down 1 Red Bordeaux

44 ___ and blood 46 Court request

2 Lexus rival

47 National forest in California

3 Classic loafer

50 Comic Cheri

4 S.A.S.E., e.g.

51 Single

5 ___ Harum

52 Cloverleaf exit

6 Author Primo

53 By any chance

7 Newspaper piece

54 Port. is part of it

8 Novelist Morrison

56 Credit card name

9 Car protector

57 “Mitla Pass” author

10 Bas ___

58 Unwelcome mail

11 ___ the Terrible

61 Register

12 Ride the waves

63 ___ Na Na

13 ___ Sabe 18 Executes, in a way 22 Toyota model

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Did You Know: The Director of Harvard Observatory hired a team of women after his frustration with his male assistants? Edward Charles Pickering (director of the Harvard Observatory from 1877 to 1919) decided to hire women as skilled workers to process astronomical data. Among these women were Williamina Fleming, Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Swan Leavitt and Antonia Maury. This staff came to be known as the Harvard Computers. The first woman hired was Williamina Fleming, who was working as a maid for Pickering. It seems that Pickering was increasingly frustrated with his male assistants and declared that even his maid could do a better job. Apparently he was not

mistaken, as Fleming undertook her assigned chores efficiently. When the Harvard Observatory received in 1886 a generous donation from the widow of Henry Draper, Pickering decided to hire more female staff and put Fleming in charge. As a result of the work of the women “computers�, Pickering published in 1890 the first Henry Draper Catalog, a catalog with more than 10,000 stars classified according to their spectrum. Pickering decided to hire Antonia Maury, a graduate from Vassar College, to reclassify some of the stars. Maury decided to go further and im-

proved and redesigned the system of classification. It was published in 1897, but was largely ignored. Afterwards Pickering decided to hire Cannon, a graduate of Wellesley College, to classify the southern stars. As Maury had done, Cannon also ended up redesigning the clas-

sification system of the spectra and developed the Harvard Classification Scheme, which constitutes the basis of the system used today. Henrietta Swan Leavitt’s insight that all the variable stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud are roughly the same distance from Earth, led to her discovering a direct relationship between the period of Cepheid variable stars and their intrinsic brightness. This discovery, in turn, led to the modern understanding of the true size of the universe, and Cepheid variables are still an essential tool for the measurement of cosmological distance.

Mah Jongg Classes at Mizell Are you ready for some Mah Jongg at Mizell? We are offering a four session class beginning on Dec. 2 and continuing on Fridays through Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Researchers are claiming that play-


ing Mah Jongg is good for mental health, as it challenges our cognitive skills and powers of reasoning. To sign-up, visit the Mizell ticket window or call (760) 323-5689 x107.

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Do You Remember What Happened This Week in History? December 1, 1990

Shortly after 11 a.m. on December 1, 1990, 132 feet below the English Channel, workers drill an opening the size of a car through a wall of rock. This was no ordinary hole– it connected the two ends of an underwater tunnel linking Great Britain with the European mainland for the first time in more than 8,000 years.

December 2, 2001

Yhe Enron Corporation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court, sparking one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history.

December 3, 1947

Marlon Brando’s famous cry of “STELLA!” first booms across a Broadway stage, electrifying the audience at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre during the first-ever performance of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire.

December 4, 1991

Islamic militants in Lebanon release kidnapped American journalist Terry Anderson after 2,454 days in captivity.

December 5, 1945

At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled to take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back

over a final 120-mile leg that would return them to the naval base. They never returned.

December 6, 1885 In Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first president, George Washington. As early as 1783, the infant U.S. Congress decided that a statue of George Washington, the great Revolutionary War general, should be placed near the site of the new Congressional building, wherever it might be. After then-President Washington asked him to lay out a new federal capital on the Potomac River in 1791, architect Pierre L’Enfant left a place for the statue at the western end of the sweeping National Mall (near the monument’s present location).

December 7, 1941 At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.

Slang Origins ‘Back-Seat Driver’ Meaning: Someone who criticizes from the sidelines. Origin: This comes from the annoying habit of some people of giving unwanted advice to vehicle drivers. It emerged in the USA in early 20th century, as motoring was becoming widespread. Throughout the 20th century U.S. fire de-

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partments commonly used large articulated ladder trucks, known as tillers. These had both front and rear-wheel steering to enable the long vehicles to turn in city streets. The link between that form of back seat driving and the present meaning of the phrase isn’t explicit, and there’s no particular reason to attach any negative sentiment to it.



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