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“Betty White is so old that on her first game show ever, the grand prize was fire.” Lisa Lampanelli

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TV HOSTS Kathy Wolfe

We’ve invited these people into our living room for decades. This week, Tidbits invites you to examine the details on these television hosts. • Dick Clark first gained real fame as the host of “American Bandstand” from 1957 to 1987, where many famous artists, including Prince, Jackson 5, Sonny and Cher, and Aerosmith, got their start. Clark’s first job in the broadcasting industry was at age 16 when he started as a mail clerk at a Rome, New York, radio station owned by his uncle. It didn’t take long for him to move into the relief weatherman slot. During college, Clark worked at a country music station, and after graduation, nabbed his first television host job, that of “Cactus Dick and the Santa Fe Riders,” a country music program. In later years, Clark hosted the game show “Pyramid,” and broadcast “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” live from Times Square from 1973 to 2004, when he suffered a stroke. • “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron started out as a disc jockey at a Haverhill, Massachusetts, radio station. After appearing Continued on Page 2


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1991, making history as the first person to more important than the job, and he turned host three game shows at the same time. in his resignation. His hosting duties have as a regular guest host on “Good Trebek is a renowned philanthropist, included “Are You Smarter than a 5th Morning, America,” he became the host having donated $2 million worth of land Grader?”, “The American Bible Challenge,” of “Hollywood Squares” in 1998, and was in north Hollywood to the Santa Monica and “The American Baking Competition.” nominated for five Emmys. He moved Mountains Conservancy and $7.5 million He’s the largest-selling comedy recording on to “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” to the University of Ottawa. He also funds artist in history as well as the author of 26 a position he held for 14 years. He’s been a Leadership Award at the University books. Yet he takes time out each week to doing the dancing gig since 2005. to those who demonstrate community lead a Bible study with homeless men, a • Nearly everyone recognizes the face of leadership. Trebek has participated in group that started out with 15 members, Pat Sajak, “Wheel of Fortune” host since 13 USO tours, visiting American troops and has grown to more than 100. 1983. But Sajak has a long list of other on several overseas military bases. In • Can you name all six of the hosts of the accomplishments. Born 2014, Trebek overtook Bob game show “Family Feud”? The program Patrick Sajdak, he started Barker’s record of the most debuted in 1976 with Richard Dawson at the as a radio newsman while gameshow episodes hosted helm, where he remained until 1985. After still in college, along with on the same program. At a three-year hiatus, Ray Combs stepped working as a hotel desk that time, Trebek had hosted in as host in 1988, and remained until clerk. At 22, he served 6,829 episodes of “Jeopardy. ” 1994. Dawson then came back for a single in the Vietnam War as • Although Alex Trebek season. Tragically, Combs committed a disc jockey for the has gained fame as the host suicide in 1996, in the process of being American Forces Vietnam of “Jeopardy, ” he wasn’t treated for depression. After another pause Network. After a few gigs the first host. That honor belonged to in production, comedian Louie Anderson as a broadcaster and weatherman, Sajak Arthur Fleming Fazzin, better known took over, hosting from 1999 until 2002, took the helm at the “Wheel.” Sajak was as Art Fleming, who hosted the show when “Home Improvement” star Richard a regular substitute host for “Larry King from 1964 until 1974, and again for five Karn replaced Anderson. John O’Hurley Live” and “Live with Regis and Kelly,” as months in 1978. After starring on Cornell was next in line when Karn departed in well as hosting his own short-lived lateUniversity’s football and water polo teams, 2006. O’Hurley hosted until 2010 when night talk show and a program on the Fox Fleming served in World War II as the current host Steve Harvey joined the News Channel. He also had a stint on the pilot of a bomber for 3 ½ years. He already show. Since Harvey took over, ratings have daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” had a successful television, commercial, Sajak keeps his radio roots close, hosting a and film career by the time he was noticed Continued on Page 3 syndicated radio sports talk show, as well by Merv Griffin as owning a radio station in Maryland. on a television ad • Before there was Pat Sajak, there was for Trans World Chuck Woolery, who was the first host of Airlines. “Wheel of Fortune,” beginning in 1975. • B e f o r e It wasn’t Woolery’s intention to host TV “Jeopardy,” Art shows. After a stint in the U.S. Navy and a Fleming had job as a salesman for Pillsbury, he headed already had a run to Nashville to form in ABC’s series the rock band “International Avant Garde. D e t e c t i v e ,” After a Top and an NBC 40 hit in Western “The 1968, the C a l i for n i ans .” b a n d In addition to recorded 5,000 episodes f i v e of television records p r o g rams, that went F l e m i n g nowhere appeared in 48 and became movies. During “one-hit his entire run wonders.” Merv of “Jeopardy,” Griffin chose Woolery Fleming never to host his new game show “Wheel of missed a single Fortune,” where Woolery remained for taping the next six years. When the show’s • “You might be ratings skyrocketed, Woolery demanded a redneck” if a salary increase from $65,000 a year to you know much $500,000. His contract was not renewed about standand Sajak replaced him. After a two-year up comedian hiatus, Woolery began his 11 years of and host Jeff hosting “Love Connection,” while hosting Foxworthy. This “Scrabble” at the same time. Woolery Georgia-born claims that during the 2,000 episodes of TV personality “Love Connection,” 22,000 couples met, started out resulting in 29 marriages and 15 children. with a degree He moved on to “The Dating Game” in in computer 1997 for three seasons, and “Lingo,” which technology and aired from 2002 to 2007. a job at IBM. • Canada-born Alex Trebek has been Making people the face of “Jeopardy” since 1984. After laugh became obtaining a degree in philosophy from the University of Ottawa, Trebek set out on a career in broadcasting, starting out with the Canadian Broadcasting Company as a newscaster and sportscaster. In 1973, at age 33, he moved to America and became the host of a new game show “The Wizard of Odds.” He moved on to “High Rollers” and “Battlestars” before the revival of “Jeopardy.” Trebek took on the hosting job of “Classic Concentration” in 1987 and “To Tell the Truth” in


Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas and Wheatland the same. Campbell’s has TV HOSTS— (continued): expanded the vegetable line to include spicy hot, lemon, increased dramatically, moving the show picante, and roasted chicken. into the top five most popular syndicated An 8-oz. serving contains 60 TV shows in America. calories. Compare this to 112 FOOD OF THE WEEK: V8 calories for the same amount “Wow, I could have had a V8!” goes the familiar of orange juice or 110 calories advertising slogan. This week, Tidbits has the in apple juice. details about this longstanding beverage. • A study by the Centers for • Back in 1933, W.G. Peacock, the founder Disease Control reveals of the New England Products Company, that only about 25% of was manufacturing Americans eat enough of the individual vegetable recommended allowance of juices, using the brand vegetables – 2.5 cups daily. name of Vege-min. His • V8 isn’t all about vegetables sales were less-thanthese days. The company desirable, so Mr. Peacock has introduced three spinbegan experimenting offs – V8 Energy, V8 Splash, with blending various and V8 V-Fusion. The juices together into energy drinks add 80 mg. one. He combined of caffeine from green tea to eight different vegetable a fruit and vegetable blend. juices – beets, celery, The V-Fusion line has added carrots, lettuce, parsley, a few different vegetables watercress, spinach, and – sweet potatoes, squash, tomato – and called his yellow tomatoes, and purple concoction Vege-min carrots – to a variety of fruits 8.” An Evanston, Illinois, juices, including acai berries. grocer recommended The acai is a one-inch-long that Peacock abbreviate it to the simpler purplish fruit from the acai V8. palm tree, native to Central • Peacock started production of V8 in and South America, and the mid-1930s, catering primarily to richer in antioxidants than the New England states. But by 1938, he several other berries. just couldn’t keep up with the demand, • Another V8 ingredient, manufacturing it all entirely on his own. watercress, is a fast-growing He sold the recipe to an Indiana firm, the aquatic plant, one of the oldest-known leaf Loudon Packing Company, who took over vegetables. It’s related to the mustard plant, the processing. radish, and wasabi. Watercress, a plant • Another change came along in 1943, when with hollow stems, is 95% water, and is Loudon sold out to Standard Brands for exceptionally rich in Vitamin K, necessary $3 million. Five years later, when gross for the body’s blood coagulation. annual sales were nearing $5 million, V8 • Although we think of parsley primarily was sold to the Campbell’s Soup Company, as a garnish or decoration on the dinner who still owns the V8 brand today. The plate, it’s actually a good source of folic recipe, which is 87% tomato juice, remains

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acid, Vitamins A and C, and antioxidants lycopene and beta carotene. • W. G. Peacock probably didn’t know about all the health benefits of celery juice, including its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Its nutrients also seem to help lower high blood pressure, and well as a treatment for kidney stones. Its high levels Continued on Page 5

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I-25 Exit 78 & 80 SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might be upset by some of your critics. But most of your associates continue to have faith in your ability to get the job done, and done well. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace goal that suddenly seems out of reach

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of possibilities begin to open up by midweek. Some seem more appealing than others. But wait for more facts to emerge later on before you consider which to choose. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bravo to the determined Bovine. While others might give up, you continue to search for answers. Expect your Taurean tenacity to begin paying off by week’s end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to consider stepping back from the task at hand for a while. This could help you get a better perspective on what you’ve done and what still needs to be done. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your keen Cancerian insight should help you determine whether a new offer is solid or just more fluff ‘n’ stuff. The clues are all there waiting for you to find them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Being ignored is difficult for any proud Leo or Leona. But pushing yourself back into the spotlight might be unwise. Instead, let things work themselves out at their own pace. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Trying to uncover a colleague’s secret under the pretext of showing concern is ill-advised. Control your curiosity to avoid raising resentment in the workplace. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect to hear good news about a loved one. Also, be prepared for some changes in several family relationships that could develop from this lucky turn of events. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some surprises are expected to accompany a number of changes that will continue through part of next week. At least one could involve a romantic situation.

is no problem for the sure-footed Goat, who moves steadily forward despite any obstacles placed in his or her way. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Uncertainty about who is right and who isn’t might keep you from making a clear-cut decision. Wait until you know more about what you’re being asked to decide. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful to keep your emotions in check when dealing with a demanding personal situation. You need to set an example of strength for others to follow. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an extraordinary ability to rally people to do their best. You would be a treasure as a teacher. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Paw’s Corner by Sam Mazzotta How Long Should Dog Spend Alone in Yard?

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My toy poodle “Scraps” loves to run around in our big backyard. He never tries to get past the fence, so I usually leave him out while I clean house or handle other tasks. A few days ago, however, as I was calling Scraps inside, my next-door neighbor told me off for leaving him out there for hours. I don’t see anything wrong with him being out in our backyard. What’s your take? -- Miffed in Ocala, Florida

DEAR MIFFED: Your neighbor may simply have been worried for Scraps’ welfare. If the weather was hot, did you put out water for him to drink while he was outside? Could the neighbor see it? You also should consider dangers we don’t think about when we’re outside. Scraps is a toy poodle, so is small and light. He may not be interested in escaping under the fence, but he may look kind of tasty to a bird of prey. In some suburban neighborhoods, coyotes roam through backyards, and Scraps wouldn’t stand a chance against such a predator. At the very least, make sure Scraps has a shaded area to rest in when he’s outside, and has plenty of water to drink. Check on him every 15 to 30 minutes. And bring him in after one to two hours -- don’t leave him outside for long stretches, or all day. You can let him out again after a couple of hours’ rest indoors, again for just an hour or two. More importantly, give him more one-on-one attention. He may love being outside, but Scraps would adore playing fetch with you or reviewing basic commands like sit, stay and lie down.

Send your pet care tips, questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.


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of electrolytes also seem to contribute to increased relaxation and restful sleep. • There have been several well-known advertising slogans over the years. In the 1960s, the catchphrase was “Wow, it sure doesn’t taste like tomato juice!”, which was expanded in later decades to include “Drink V8 & Keep Your Diet Straight,” and “Drink it. Feel it.” The familiar “I could have had a V8” was introduced in the 1980s. MORE TV HOSTS became the host of “The Tonight Show” • Who hasn’t heard of Bob Barker, longin 1962 and held the position until 1992, time host of “The Price is Right”? When was awarded a Bronze Star. He met his earning six Emmys over the years. World War II broke out, Barker enlisted wife, actress Betty White, on “Password,” • Long before “Deal or No Deal,” Howie in the U.S. Navy and trained as a fighter and the pair enjoyed nearly 18 years of Mandel owned a successful carpet business pilot. Post-war, he received a degree in marriage before Allen succumbed to in Toronto. In his spare time, he did standeconomics. Barker’s first game show gig stomach cancer in 1981. Betty White has up comedy at a small local comedy club. In came along on the last day of 1956, hosting never remarried, and is quoted as saying, 1982, he landed the role of Dr. Wayne Fiscus “Truth or Consequences” until 1974. “The “Once you’ve had the best, who needs the on television’s Emmy Award-winning Price is Right” started up in 1972, where medical drama “St. Elsewhere,” Barker remained until 2007, collecting • rest?” Johnny Carson was a six-year-run. At a time when 14 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game another World War he was contemplating quitting Show Host. He also served as the host of II veteran-turnedshow business in 2003, he the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants TV host, having was offered the job of hosting for 20 years, the longest-serving host of served in the U.S. “Deal,” hosting both the U.S. those pageants. Navy aboard the and Canadian versions. This job • Former Marine Corps reservist, bank USS Pennsylvania was made especially difficult teller, Denny’s waiter, and stand-up comic in the Pacific. by his struggles with Obsessive Drew Carey took the reins As an ensign, he Compulsive Disorder and from Bob Barker. Carey had also was quite mysophobia, an irrational fear starred in his own comedy the amateur of germs. Mandel did not shake show for nine years, starting boxer with a hands with any of the contestants out with a salary of $60,000 record of 10unless he was wearing latex per episode, which was later 0. Johnny was a gloves, preferring to do a “fist raised to $300,000, and born entertainer, bump” instead. He has written culminating at $750,000 per having purchased about his anxiety disorder in his episode in the program’s a magician’s kit autobiography, Here’s the Deal: final season. at age 12, as well Don’t Touch Me, a New York • Between 1961 and 1980, becoming adept Times bestseller. Allen Ludden was the host at card tricks. He of television’s “Password.” made his debut Ludden was well-equipped as “The Great to deal with the word game, Carson” at the having received a Master local Kiwanis of Arts in English from the Club at age 14, wearing a cape sewn University of Texas. Prior by his mother. He continued his magic to his show biz career, he shows into college while he majored in had achieved the rank of speech and drama. After graduation, he captain in the U.S. Army began his career in radio and television during World War II, and at an Omaha, Nebraska station. Carson

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an equal amount of baking soda, and fill • For furniture items that require their own the container with boiling water. Put your small tool to tighten screws (think, IKEA silver, including jewelry, into the mix -- it furniture, etc.), this tip is genius: Tape the cleans instantly! Of course, you’ll have to tool to the underside of the furniture, or turn the larger pieces, so be careful not to in an inconspicuous place. It will be handy burn yourself.” -- L.N. in B.C., Canada for quick tighten-ups and ready when you • “With summer storms and hurricane seaneed to take it apart to move it. son right around the corner, power outages are a very real possibility. Whenever I have Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virgin• “Here’s an awesome way to clean silver. any extra room in my freezer, I fill some ia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. Take an aluminum foil pan -- the disposcontainers with water and freeze them. If able kind -- and line it with a piece of aluthe power were to go out, it’ll keep my fro(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. minum foil; sprinkle in some salt -- I use zen foods good longer, or become water to sea salt, but any kind will do -- then add drink if needed. And it’s no waste, since if I need the room, I can just take one out.” -- W.J. in Texas • Do you remember the last time you went on vacation and came home the night before returning to work or school, and the house was trashed and there was no food or anything? Do yourself a favor here: Clean house before you leave; schedule a grocery delivery of essentials for your return, if possible; and schedule a recovery day at home before returning to work. • Bread can be frozen and reheated in the oven after a quick spritz of water. Sliced bread can be defrosted on the counter as needed. There’s really no excuse to have bread go bad.


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The ratings are updated twice a year to reflect changes in the level of care. Look for information under inpatient care, medication safety, injections, injuries and more.

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How Does Your Hospital Stack Up?

Just because your local hospital received a good rating in the past do esn’t mean the rating has s t a y e d the same. T h i n g s change, for good and for bad. If you’re about to have surgery or need to pick out a new medical facility, check online sites to see what the latest scores are for hospitals near you. Leapfrog Group is one of the organizations that collects data and reports hospital performance through its Hospital Safety Grade. Go online to www.leapfroggroup.org and look for Compare Hospitals. Put in your city and state and search within 10 to 200 miles from you.

a low number of bars is good, in others it indicates a problem. What about your doctor, especially if you’re about to see a new one? First ask people you know for recommendations or comments. Then go online to HealthGrades (www. healthgrades.com) to get information. Scroll down to read comments written by other patients. Keep in mind, however, that as with everything else online, you really don’t know who has written those reviews. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

If, for example, your hospital has been dinged two years in a row for post-surgical infection rates, there’s a problem there that hasn’t gone away. If your hospital scores low in using bar codes to dispense medication (scanning the patient wrist band before giving medication), you’ll know that’s something to keep an eye on, especially if you’re asleep and unaware of being given medication. If your hospital has a zero rate of post-surgical infections, that’s something else you need to know. Be sure to click the blue icon to read more about the rating for each item. In some cases 4. From John 3, who was a Pharisee and ruler among the Jews? Zacchaeus, Nicodemus, Judas, Peter 5. Who was known as the “Supplanter”? Aaron, Moses, Jacob, Hosea 6. What was the name of David’s first wife? Rachel, Priscilla, Michal, Ruth

1. Is the book of Damascus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 2 Samuel 14, who was the bestlooking man in Israel during King David’s reign? Joel, Samuel, David, Absalom 3. To whom did Naaman the Syrian ask forgiveness after worshipping the god Rimmon? Saul, Christ, Elisha, Darius

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• On May 30, 1593, playwright Christopher Marlowe, 29, is killed in a tavern brawl. Marlowe, a compatriot of Shakespeare, was nearly denied his master’s degree from Cambridge, until advisers to Queen Elizabeth intervened. Marlowe had been a spy for the Queen. • On May 29, 1922, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that organized baseball does not violate antitrust laws as alleged by the Baltimore franchise of the defunct Federal League in 1915. The high court held that organized baseball is not a business, but a sport. • On May 28, 1937, Volkswagen is founded in Wolfsburg, Germany. Adolf Hitler’s pet project was the mass production of an affordable vehicle that could sell for less than 1,000 Reich marks (about $140 at the time). The “People’s Car” was based on Austrian automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche’s design. • On June 3, 1956, authorities in Santa Cruz, California, announce a total ban on rock and roll at public gatherings, calling the music “detrimental to both the health and morals of our youth.” A crowded dance party attended by 200 teenagers the previous evening led to the decision. • On June 2, 1967, Capt. Howard Levy, 30, a dermatologist, is convicted by a court-martial of disobeying orders for refusing to instruct Green Beret medics on skin disease, calling it a “tool of political persuasion.” Levy was sentenced to three years at hard labor. • On June 1, 1990, President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign a historic agreement to end production of chemical weapons and begin the destruction of both nations’ reserves. • On May 31, 2005, W. Mark Felt’s family ends 30 years of speculation, identifying the former FBI assistant director as “Deep Throat,” the secret source who helped unravel the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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