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They solved sibling disputes, dispensed wisdom, and were pillars of the community. These were our favorite fictional dads, the ones we watched on the small screen while we were growing up. • For 203 episodes, Michael Landon played the pioneer Charles Ingalls, loosely based on the Little House series of books penned by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Little House on the Prairie aired from 1974 to 1982, and chronicled the family’s life on their Walnut Grove, Minnesota farm in the 1870s and 1880s. The real-life Charles loved traveling and moved his family six times. In addition to portraying Ingalls, Landon directed over 40% of the episodes. Charles Ingalls holds the #4 spot on the TV Guide list of the greatest TV dads. • The model dad of the 1950s was Jim Anderson, a salesman and manager of the General Insurance Company. Robert Young portrayed Jim for 203 episodes beginning in 1954 in Father Knows Best, a program with the ideal family and a moral lesson each week. Jim was the husband of housewife Margaret and father to Betty, Bud, and Kathy. The show was not successful its first season and was cancelled. CBS was inundated with viewers’ protest letters, and the series was picked up by NBC, who moved it to an earlier, family-friendly time slot, where it remained for the next five years.

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• Another classic 1950s dad was Ward Cleaver, head of the family on Leave it to Beaver, husband of June and father of Wally and Theodore (the Beaver). Ward was a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, who graduated from State College in Philosophy and served in World War II as a Seabee. During the series’ duration from 1957 to 1963, Ward was most frequently seen in his business suit and white shirt, toting his briefcase to his job at the trust company, although he drove his Plymouth Fury to Mayfield’s country club golf course on the weekends. In real life, actor Hugh Beaumont was a licensed Methodist preacher, who opted for a career in show business. After retiring, he began a new career as a Christmas tree farmer in Minnesota.

Across 1 Esther Williams number 12 One who “must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES”: Eliot 15 Stage manager’s exhortation 16 Opposite of hence 17 1870s period costume named for a Dickens lass 18 Grille cover 19 Composer of “The Lovely Bones” music 20 1986-to-2001 orbiter 21 In sequence 23 Mason’s fee 26 Ones waiting for bottle openers? 27 Storm’s dir. 28 Ulster, for one 30 Indicate indifference 33 Printers’ primary colors 34 Debt-laden fin. deal 35 Derisive call 36 Pep rally climax, perhaps 37 Transfer consequence, familiarly 38 Wood used in bows 39 Grinds 40 Auto club recommendation 41 It’s for the dogs 43 Trig. function

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22 Ref. work 24 “Everybody Loves __”: Johnny Cash album 25 Sovereign euphemism 29 37-Across rentals 30 Like a prime candidate for disillusionment 31 Duffer’s dream 32 Mars and Mercury 33 Mint family plant 36 Eleventh-hour panic 37 “The Horse Fair” artist

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• Baby boomers will remember the trials and tribulations of single parenthood from the long-running series, My Three Sons. Steven Douglas ranks #7 on TV Guide’s list of the greatest TV dads. Played by actor Fred McMurray from 1960 to 1972, Steve was a widowed aeronautical engineer raising three boys on his own, assisted by cranky Uncle Charlie. MacMurray was the only cast member to appear in every one of the series’ 380 episodes. The sons changed over the years,

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with some growing up and moving away and others being adopted, and the addition of triplet boys to one son’s family in keeping with the “three sons” theme.

• Single dad Andy Taylor served as the sheriff and justice of the peace of Mayberry, North Carolina on CBS from 1960 to 1968 on The Andy Griffith Show. Fans will remember the opening credits that featured Andy and son Opie strolling down a country lane, fishing poles in hand, to a whistled tune called “The Fishing Hole.” Andy put up with his harebrained deputy Barney Fife, who also

happened to be his cousin. Around town, Andy played checkers at Floyd’s Barber Shop, visited Gomer Pyle and his cousin Goober down at the filling station, and romanced schoolteacher Helen Crump. At home, he enlisted the help of his Aunt Bee for household chores and assistance with Opie (played by Ron Howard, who went on to movie directing fame.)

• The old West had its own version of the single dad with Ben Cartwright, owner of the 600,000-acre Ponderosa Ranch on the shores of Nevada’s Lake Tahoe. Bonanza endured 14 seasons from 1959 to 1973, frequently ranking as TV’s number one program. Ben was widowed three times, with one son from each marriage – Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe. His first wife was from Boston, where Ben had been a seaman and later a shop owner specializing in supplies for merchant vessels. Newly widowed, he and Adam moved out West. Ben ranks #2 on TV Guide’s list of greatest TV dads.

• It wasn’t the plan for Eight is Enough’s Tom Bradford to be a single dad. The series started out in 1977 with actress Diana Hyland starring as his wife, but Hyland fell seriously ill after taping just four episodes, and passed away 12 days after the first episode aired. Tom remarried a schoolteacher during the series’ second season. Tom was a columnist for a Sacramento newspaper, a storyline based on the real life of syndicated columnist Thomas Braden, a father of eight children who wrote a book about his parenting adventures. • Another widower, magazine publisher Tom Corbett, was kept busy raising his six-year-old son on The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. Eddie occupied his days scheming to find the ideal wife for his dad. Bill Bixby starred as Corbett during Courtship’s run from 1969 to 1972, moving up to direct eight episodes. When Bixby had a disagreement with the producer over the direction of the show, it was cancelled after its third season.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): When someone asks you to put it on the line, they don’t expect you to get out the clothespins and laundry. Be honest with yourself - and others - in the week to come. Don’t beat around the bush. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): During the first half of the week, your decision-making skills are at their best, especially when dealing with finances. Be sure to get the best of everything; quality should not be confused with quantity. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the week to come, you could realize that it’s not what you look at, but what you see that is important. Accept every opportunity to better yourself, even if it is dressed up and disguised as hard work. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You might be partial to material success, but are willing to get in touch with your spiritual side in your free time. There may be some things going on behind the scenes that will work out in your favor this week. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This week, events or friends could encourage you. Someone could offer you an incentive to begin a new study, join a team sports program or travel. Every opportunity contains a hidden benefit. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Speak gently. Develop the habit of speaking calmly and other people will begin to listen to what you say. During the week ahead, you can improve your reputation and engender good will through teamwork. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Some people are proud of good housekeeping, but you might take pride in good heart-keeping. In the week ahead, put your best efforts into mending fences and head off misunderstandings in advance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Play to your strengths. The more you stretch mental and physical muscles, the stronger you will be. You may earn respect for insisting upon ethical and responsible behavior in the upcoming week SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth and you won’t need to remember stories. The upcoming week provides opportunities to clear the air and put relationships back on track. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You might be wise to remember in the week ahead that it is often better to cross the line than to sign the dotted one. Just because everything is going well does not mean you can let down your guard AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make hay while the sun shines. In the early part of the week, you will be luckier and more content than usual and may have opportunities to express your creative talents or enjoy family entertainments. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An insight can incite a riot of thought. You might be tempted to take impulsive action at the drop of a hat in the week ahead, but by remaining calm, cool, and collected you can honor commitments, too.

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• It was the story of a man named Brady from 1969 to 1974. Mike Brady, that is – architect and father of three sons, who married Carol, mother of three daughters, to form one of America’s favorite blended families. The program was created by producer Sherwood Schwartz after he read a newspaper article in the late ‘60s stating that nearly 30% of families had a least one child from a previous marriage. More than 450 girls and boys were interviewed by the producer before narrowing the number down to the six Brady children. Although Mike was considered one of TV’s greatest dads (#14 on the TV Guide list), in actuality, actor Robert Reed strongly disliked the role and was difficult to work with on the set. He had been trained as a Shakespearean actor at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and viewed the show as a silly sitcom and beneath his acting abilities. However, Reed genuinely liked his co-stars and would even take them on trips during their summer break. The storylines were drawn from the producer’s own family as well as those of the cast members. It must have seemed very realistic to many viewers, as fan mail from children frequently arrived, asking if they could live with the Brady family, due to troubles within their own families.

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10 Powerful Nutrition Tips you Need to Follow! (Cont’d) Tip #9: Stop Counting Focusing on the nutrient quality of a food rather than the calories attached is a better way to think about food. If we are eating to “nutrify” the body rather than count the calories or points attached will allow for much better nutrition. Calories are not all created equally nor are they all used the same way in the body. 300 calories of junk food will have a very different effect in the body than 300 calories of fruits and veggies.

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Toby came to us from another shelter as he was very shy and they were unable to adopt him out. At first when he came to us he was very overwhelmed with all the new sounds, smells, and people and crouched on a perch in his cage looking forelorne. But within a few days Toby relaxed a bit, gained some confidence and was looking around curiously. He started leaning into pets and slowly made his was down from the perch to get some extra attention. Toby is a tenderhearted ginger boy who probably had a very rough life as a homeless cat. He cannot tell us what he went through but because he is so shy we figure he must have been chased or tormented at some point in his life. It is obvious however that at another point in his life he must have been loved because he recognizes affection and seeks it out. Toby will need a patient, quiet home so he can feel safe once again. Once he does we are sure he will come out of his shell and expose the huge love bug that we are sure he is. Tetley arrvied at Katie’s Place when his owner went into care and there was

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“THE CALL”: A 911 operator, played by Halle Berry, gets an intense chance for redemption in this well-played melodrama. Years after her actions resulted in a murder, she has the opportunity to save a kidnapped teen (Abigail Breslin) from similar tragedy when the girl makes an emergency call for help from her abductor’s car trunk. Morris Chestnut plays the operator’s boyfriend, a cop whose skills come in very handy. Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos”) also appears. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; audio commentary by Berry, Breslin and others. ***

A: “Your Golden is an adolescent, and like all adolescents everywhere, he thinks he knows everything and his judgment is terrible,” says Marjie Alonso, IAABC executive director and Boston, MA-based dog behavior consultant. “Crating the dog overnight is a very good idea as a management tool. The more often you allow your dog to practice this behavior, the more often you’ll see it, and better he’ll become at it. “If you haven’t done so already, enroll your dog in a positive reinforcement dog training class where you can focus on learning simple skills you can employ at home like ‘sit,’ ‘stay’ and ‘down’ to prevent the Golden from tormenting the Shiba. Also offer lots of play time, so your young Golden has an appropriate outlet for all that energy.”

“THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE”: Pretty much a Will Ferrell movie without Will Ferrell since he has reveled in spoofing such professions as newscasting, auto racing and figure skating - this parody of the magic business casts Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as veteran illusionists who reunite and amp up their act to deal with competition from a daredevil rival (Jim Carrey). Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin and actual magic star David Copperfield also appear in the comedy, which ultimately proves too genteel for its own good. DVD extras: outtakes. ** “FAT ALBERT AND THE COSBY KIDS: THE COMPLETE SERIES”: Bill Cosby parlayed one of his most famous comedy routines into a classic animated show, with his memories of his Philadelphia boyhood fueling the tales here. “Fat Albert” Jackson and his pals find the rites of youth amplified by inner-city life, with Cosby appearing on camera to emphasize the life lessons conveyed by the good-humored stories. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; audio commentary by Cosby; booklet. *** “MAD TV: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON”: Fox’s answer to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” this sketchdriven late-night show spawned from the humor magazine MAD had a healthy run and yielded several stars, including Nicole Sullivan and Will Sasso. As with “SNL,” weekly guest hosts got into the fun; among those featured here are Halle Berry, Jerry Springer, LaToya Jackson, “Star Wars” icon Mark Hamill and David Boreanaz (“Bones”). *** “NOVA: AUSTRALIA’S FIRST 4 BILLION YEARS”: The title span obviously is a pretty sizable chunk of time for a continent to originate and develop, and this episode of the PBS science series covers that history in stunningly scenic style. Geologist Richard Smith is the host who details the background of the land Down Under, from the time dinosaurs roamed it to its much more contemporary occupation by creatures including - of course - kangaroos. *** “WAGON TRAIN: THE FINAL SEASON”: One of television’s most classic Westerns came to the end of its eight-year trail with this set of episodes, with John McIntire and Robert Fuller the last actors to head the cast in the saga of settlers heading West. The show started on NBC, but its last several seasons were carried by ABC ... and this concluding one coincided with that network’s move to broadcasting in color. Co-stars Frank McGrath and Terry Wilson were with the series for its entire run. Genre veteran Rory Calhoun, Leslie Nielsen, Ryan O’Neal, singer-actor Bobby Darin and then-youthful stars Jay North (“Dennis the Menace”) and Dwayne Hickman (“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”) are among the guests here. ***

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