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ince 1901, 789 individuals and 20 organizations have won the coveted Nobel Prize, awarded annually for excellence in the categories of Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Peace and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences.
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So you want to be a Nobel laureate? It takes a little doing. First, you must be nominated a year in advance and you can’t nominate yourself. The committees responsible for awarding the prize request nominations from previous Nobel laureates, scientists, politicians and academics from each relevant field. These nominators are selected from countries all over the world so as to ensure fair representation. Other than the designated “winners,” the nominations are kept secret Nobel left instruction that the prizes other than for 50 years. The appropriate committees then the Peace Prize would be awarded by Swedish select the prize winners for the year. committees, but the prize for peace, awarded to the individual who “shall have done the most or Nobel Prize Week... continued on page 3
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When Nobel’s will was read after his death in 1896, his family contested the document because he had left about 90 percent of his wealth to be used in the establishment of “prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind.” Those prizes would be awarded for achievement in the five fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. It then took five years to establish how the prizes would be dealt with.
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• The Curie family has received multiple rewards with husband and wife teams Marie and Pierre Curie as well as Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot; mother/daughter team Marie Curie and Irene Joliot-Curie; and father/daughter Pierre Curie and Irene Joliot-Curie. • Two other married couples, Gerty and Carl Corti as well as Alva and Gunnar Myrdal received the honors. • Father and son teams have also been honored: William and Lawrence Bragg, Niels and Aage Bohr, Hans and Ulf von Euler, Arthur and Roger Kornberg, Manne and Kai Siegbahn and J.J. and George Thomson.
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• Pearl Buck – Literature in 1938 • William Faulkner – Literature in 1949 • George C. Marshall – Peace Prize in 1953 • Ernest Hemingway – Literature in 1954 • John Steinbeck – Literature in 1962 • James Watson – Medicine in 1962 • Martin Luther King – Peace Prize in 1964 • Henry Kissinger – Peace Prize in 1973 • Barbara McClintock – Medicine in 1983 • International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War – Peace Prize in 1985 • James M. Buchanan – Economics in 1986 • Harry M. Markowitz, Merton H. Miller and William F. Sharpe – Economics in 1990 • Toni Morrison – Literature in 1993
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• Not everyone has their eyes on the prize. Jean-Paul Sartre who was awarded the 1964 prize in Literature declined because he always declined honors. Le Duc Tho was awarded the Peace Prize in 1973 with Henry Kissinger, the U.S. Secretary of State for their work in negotiating the Vietnam peace accord. Le Duc Tho stated that he was not in a position to accept the award due to the situation in Vietnam. • Richard Kuhn, Adolf Butenandt and Gerhard Domagk were required to turn down their award by Adolf Hitler. They later received their diploma and medal, but not the money. • Boris Pasternak who won the prize in 1958 for Literature eventually was coerced into declining the prize by the Soviet Union government.
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• On Dec. 13, 1621, the first American furs to be exported from the continent leave for England. The colonists developed an economic system in which their chief crop, Indian corn, was traded with Native Americans to the north for highly valued beaver skins, which were in turn profitably sold in England. • On Dec. 12, 1913, two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “Mona Lisa” is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence. Peruggia had participated in the heist
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• On Dec. 9, 1926, young clarinetist Benny Goodman records his first solo, 16 bars of a song called “He’s the Last Word.” Sadly, his father was hit by a car and killed on the same day Goodman recorded the solo.
• On Dec. 14, 1980, a CIA report claims that the Soviet Union delivered nearly $7 billion worth of military assistance to Third World nations such as Syria, Iraq and South Yemen. The report suggested that Soviet arms sales were dangerously increasing in-
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• On Dec. 11, 1936, after ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. He chose to abdicate after the British government, public and the Church of England condemned his decision to marry American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson.
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KIM’S KORNER by Kim Carson
MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE
here are many good reasons why laminate flooring is a popular choice in today’s homes. Laminate is a manufactured product that simulates the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, natural stone and many other types of flooring. In the past, laminate floors have been easy to spot, but today’s technology allows manufacturers to create realistic visuals and textures for an elegant and quality floor. • patterns mimic wood and natural stone • good choice for the look without the maintenance or cost • offers signiﬁcant value • range of colors and styles, including exotic • durable for active lifestyles • stain resistant, no wax or varnish • less likely to fade in sunlight • sold in Europe for 25+ years • 10-20 times harder than laminate countertops • ﬂoated rather than secured directly • installed over a variety of subﬂoors • one of the best selling ﬂoors in the US • great impact and indentation resistance • easy to replace, if desire A home consists of what’s under your roof and what’s under your feet. Floor coverings have a huge influence on your home and home life. They impact interior beauty, design, comfort, livability and upkeep, thus floor coverings can make, or break, a home. Being familiar with laminate construction helps you understand and evaluate its performance aspects: why certain laminate floors wear better and longer. • multitude of designs, patterns, and textures • four main components bonded together • melamine plastic backing- stability and moisture from the subfloor • core board for moisture resistance • decorative layer on top of core board • durable wear layer for protection, containing aluminum oxide • layers are combined with high/direct pressure
use that unique sense when choosing something as critical as laminate flooring. Critical? Yes! Because any floor covering in your home impacts interior beauty, design, comfort, livability and upkeep.
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Now that you have gotten an introduction to laminate flooring and how it is made, let’s take a look at the types of installation. Knowing more about how laminate is installed may help you in determining what type of laminate flooring you buy.
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Knowledge about laminate specifics and characteristics, about its traits and subtle differences, can be invaluable. Choosing the best laminate flooring for your home is really about knowing the right combination of characteristics, aesthetics, performance and budget to best meet the needs of your lifestyle.
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Bonnie B. Baswell, M.D. Eric L. Caplan, M.D. Heather F. Fink, PA-C
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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My father emigrated from the Soviet Union after World War II. As a young man, he lost three fingers to frostbite, but he didn’t like to talk about it. I live in a region that has harsh winters and often wonder about frostbite. How do you treat it? -- O.S.
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HOW TO WIGGLE OUT OF THE MUD
By Dr. Ron Ross
PREPARE FOR THE BOOM: NURTURE YOUR NETWORK
harlie “Tremendous” Jones said, “You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things, the books you read and the people you meet.” Let’s focus on “the people you meet.” The popular word for this is “networking.” But I have never considered meeting people “work”, and I’m not really interested in “netting” someone into my web of influence. I do, however, love to get acquainted with people, exchange ideas, make new friends, and develop more business contacts. Here are three suggestions for nurturing your network that have worked for me
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in business, ministry, and friendship for over 50 years on five continents, in 17 countries and 47 states. First, whenever you meet someone new, learn about him before you tell him how wonderful you are. If you’re like me, the first thing you want to do is to start talking about yourself. Fight that urge; talking about yourself provides you no new information. You already know how brilliant you are! It’s the other person who can teach you something new. You will learn a whole lot more by getting other people to talk about themselves. There’s an added beneﬁt: the more you get people to talk about themselves, the more popular you will be. Second, keep track of the people you meet. Get their contact information and set up ways to stay in touch. Several years ago my wife and I were considering purchasing a new house, so late one Sunday afternoon we stopped by an open house in a neighborhood we liked. The first thing the realtor did was to learn about our particular housing needs and preferences. He took our name and phone number and promised to get back with us the next day. Armed with the information he had gleaned from us the day before he found for us the perfect house priced exactly within our budget and we bought it. But more than that, he has stayed in touch with us over the years and has bought and sold for us several houses earning himself tens of thousands of dollars in commissions. It’s been 12 years since we’ve bought or sold a home but he
ANSWER: Frostbite is an apt term, as ice crystals actually form in the tissues where it happens. The crystals do some of the damage, as does a loss of water from affected cells. However, the greatest amount of damage comes from the disruption of blood supply to the frozen area. Frostbite can happen anytime the temperature is below 32 F (0 C). It can happen at higher temperatures when the wind is blowing hard. Fingers, toes, hands, feet, chin, nose and ears are the most exposed parts of the body, and they are the ones most likely to be frostbitten. Frostbitten skin should be warmed in a water bath with a temperature between 99 and 102 F (37 to 39 C). Don’t begin the rewarming process if there’s a chance of refreezing, which causes greater damage than the first freeze. With first-degree frostbite, the skin turns red and swells, and people complain that it hurts. Rewarming the skin brings about full recovery. In second-degree frostbite, the skin becomes white, and people feel little pain. In about 12 to 24 hours, blisters appear and even three to 10 days after still keeps in touch with us. There is a reason he is always one of the top producers for his company: he nurtures his network. Third, whenever you meet someone see it as a divine appointment. Forty years ago my wife and I were preparing to go to Africa as missionaries. We had to attend a church convention in Saint Louis Missouri as a part of our fund raising activities. While on our two-day drive to the convention we pulled off the road to find a restaurant for lunch. The restaurant we found had a waiting line of several people in the lobby so when a table opened up we moved toward the table at precisely the same time as another couple. Instead of fighting over the table we decided to share it. We soon discovered we were going to the same church convention. How here’s the “divine appointment” part: this
recovery, the affected area still throbs and aches but should be functional. In third-degree frostbite, the entire depth of skin is frozen and is black and dry. This degree of frostbite generally indicates loss of the skin and frozen tissues. If you’re interested in a small book packed with information on cold injuries, take a look at “Hypothermia, Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries” by Gordon Giesbrecht and James Wilkerson, printed by The Mountaineers Books. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: The big toe on my right foot is giving me trouble. I can hardly bend it, and it hurts at the base of the toe. What is this, and how do I fix it? -- R.R. ANSWER: It could be a condition called hallux rigidus -- in English, “rigid big toe.” The big toe is essential in walking and running. It initiates the forward propulsion of the body. Every step taken puts great stress on the big toe. In time, the joint that joins the big toe to the foot can develop arthritis. An arthritic joint stiffens the toe and makes it hurt. Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen relieve pain and inflammation in the joint. When pain lessens, contrast baths can be useful. You need two buckets. One has hot water; the other, cold water. Put the affected foot in the bucket with cold water for 25 seconds and then into the bucket with hot water for the same length of time. Keep doing this for three to five minutes a couple of times a day. Shoes with thick soles take some of the shock off the big toe when walking or running. Cushion inserts do the same. If the toe makes walking pure torture, see an orthopedic surgeon. You might need surgical correction. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2008 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved
couple was in charge of the mission budget for their home church. This “chance” meeting turned into nearly a decade of friendship and financial support from their home church. It was indeed a divine appointment. Get people to talk about themselves, keep in touch with the people you meet, and consider every meeting a divine appointment. That’s how you nurture your network. “Prepare for the Boom” is a series of columns that will appear over the next six months. A compilation of the series will be made available toward the end of the series. To join Dr. Ross’s e-mailing list please go to www. MileHighMotivator.com and sign up. There is no charge. For feedback email: Dr.Ross@comcast.net.
SNIPPETZ® HEALTH AND WELLNESS THE DOCTOR IS IN An insightful look at Health
by Dr. Christy Meislahn
NSAIDS: WILL YOU BE A STATISTIC?
n A recent New England Journal of Medicine article, researchers disclosed that the adverse effects of using NSAIDS (non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) like Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprox, Voltaren, Indocin and others, can include stomach bleeding, ulcers, and in some cases, death—yes, death. Millions take NSAIDS without much thought. However, research has shown that bleeding and ulcers occur half the time: often, with NO symptoms. Among the people who develop serious bleeding from NSAIDS and require hospitalization, an amazing ten to 15% will die; tens of thousands per year! In fact, 2,000 people in the United Kingdom die each year from gastro-duodenal lesions from taking NSAIDS. These drugs simply cover up your
body’s warning signs and fool the body. Every day we help locate and reduce the underlying cause of many types of health problems. Is it time for a chiropractic checkup for you, or someone you know, who thoughtlessly reaches into the medicine cabinet? The information in this article is provided solely for educational purposes and not as medical advice. Please consult a medical or health professional if you have questions about your health. No liability is accepted should you decide to self-treat or self-prescribe.
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Next calculate how much your binge food costs you each year. Take the cost of this last binge and multiply it by the number of times you typically binge in a month. Then multiply this result by 12 for the number of months in a year. The result will be an estimate of how much you spend in one year bingeing on food that can harm your weight loss efforts. Imagine the nice clothes, flowers, spa treatments, concert tickets, etc. that you could buy yourself with that money. Imagine the time you could have to spend with friends or family, spend on a hobby, or spend exercising. Thinking about the money and time you waste on bingeing can help you become aware of the good you miss out on doing for yourself and your weight loss goals; so you can think about not bingeing at all.
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ne way to help you prevent bingeing is to think about how much time and money it costs you to binge. Keep track of how much time and money you spend on purchasing binge food. The next time you begin to think about making a trip to the grocery store to buy junk food, start timing yourself. Time the whole process of deciding if you should run to the store, convincing yourself it’s ok to binge on unhealthy snacks, planning on what to buy, getting ready to run to the store, making the trip to and from the store, spending time shopping for your binge food, and the time spent during a binge. Stop the clock after you have swallowed that last bite of salty, fatty food.
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2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Stir in the egg and vanilla until smooth. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda, stir into the creamed mixture. Then stir in the rolled oats. Finally, stir in the chopped candy bar pieces.
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eath bars are also great in here. Just chop them up and substitute them for the toffee bits. 3/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 cups toffee baking bits 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
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3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets, and flatten slightly. Bake for 10 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies will have a dry appearance when finished baking.
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would serve this with French fries because I love them with the hollandaise sauce (see last weeks recipe.) My steak will also be on the rare side because it will have more flavor but I know most people like it a little more cooked so if you can don’t cook it more then medium.
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2. Break off the bottom of the asparagus spears Oscar is the combination of the asparagus, crab and hollandaise sauce. You can make it over and steam until tender. some nice grilled salmon, chicken or even a 3. Place the spears, crab and the hollandaise large portabella mushroom. sauce over the top of the steak and enjoy.
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angiovese [san-geeo-VEHS-eh], an Italian grape, has proven itself in the Tuscany region of Italy, especially in the Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti districts, and is increasingly popular in California. Sangiovese makes wines that are medium to high in acidity and medium in tannin; the wines can be light-bodied to full-bodied, depending on exactly where the grapes grew and how the wine was made. The aromas and flavors of the wines are fruity-especially cherry, often tart cherry-with floral nuances of violets and sometimes a slightly nutty character. Perfect with pasta dishes.
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SUGAR AND SPICE HAM brother, Howard, and his family are spending the holiday with his in-laws. What’s a holiday dinner if no one can come? So, we decided to move our family celebration to another, more convenient day.
HAM FOR THE HOLIDAYS
y mother and I were talking about our plans for the holidays recently. The women of the family usually prepare dinner for about 25 to 30 people. We take turns hosting the celebration at a different family member’s house each year. This year, we plan to spend the holidays with my husband’s family. My daughter and granddaughter, and several other family members are going out of town. My
I can’t tell you the tremendous sense of relief and freedom that this simple decision gave to us. After all, the whole point of any designated holiday is to provide a time to get together with the people that you love. From now on, our family isn’t going to conform to or be stressed out by the date of a holiday or standard traditions. We’ve decided from now on to celebrate the holidays on a day that works best for all of us. I’m bringing my special Sugar and Spice Ham to our family gathering. It’s a recipe that everyone loves. Pre-packaged hams that are brined, glazed with brown sugar and honey, spiral cut and baked are expensive. For a ham that’s much more budgetfriendly, I suggest that you try this delicious recipe that uses the shank or picnic portion of the ham. And, if your family has a difficult time gathering together during the “designated” holidays this season, select your own time to celebrate. It’s liberating and lots of fun!
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CHEESY HAM CROQUETAS 2 (15-ounce) cans small white beans 1 cup very finely chopped lean cooked ham 2 teaspoons minced roasted pepper
To prepare the ham: Trim off some of the fat, leaving a 1/4-inch layer. Score the remaining layer of fat into a diamond pattern by cutting 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch deep into the meat, forming 1 inch to 2 inch squares. Not only does scoring look nice, it allows any remaining fat to render from the ham and provides a greater surface area for the glaze to stick to. To brine the ham: Cut crosswise slits, all around the ham, about 1/2 inch apart, halfway through ham to where knife touches bone, if any. Place the water in a deep bowl, a large pot or a large, re-sealable food-safe plastic bag. Stir in the sugar. Soak the ham in the brining liquid for at least 2 days in the refrigerator, turning the ham once or twice each day. Drain off the brining liquid. Cut slice of Manchego cheese into 24 rectangles (1/2-inch by 3/4-inch). Use a rounded tablespoon of bean mixture to form ball around each cheese rectangle, sealing it completely. Repeat with each cheese piece. Roll all croquetas in breadcrumbs. Heat 2 inches of oil in a high-sided medium-sized pot to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
apas are popping up everywhere this holiday season, with the name covering a wide range of finger foods. The tapas tradition began in the mid-13th century Spain, when Castilian King Alfonso X decreed all taverns must serve a bit of food with wine or spirits. The word “tapa” means “cover,” and food historians believe the first tapa was a slice of bread used to protect poured wine from fruit flies. Centuries later, the lowly tapa has reached culinary heights. Authentic Manchego cheese in Ham Croquetas imparts zesty flavor and creamy texture. Scallops in a Blanket are a lovely presentation, and Jarlsberg provides a pleasing, mellow-nutty counterpoint to smoky paprika. Small scallop shells can be found at a favorite housewares shop. Some quick-to-assemble ideas also follow. Have lots of small plates on hand for second and third nibblings ...
1 (7 pound) smoked ham, half-cut, shank end, picnic or shoulder portion (bone in or out) 2 quarts cold water 2 cups sugar 1 cup honey 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 teaspoons ginger 1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 tablespoons whole cloves
Working in batches, using two forks, dip the breaded croquetas in egg to coat completely; roll again in bread crumbs. Fry a few at a time for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. (These can be frozen, to serve at a later date.) When ready to serve (thaw to room temperature, if frozen) warm on foil lined tray in 300 F oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Makes 24 croquetas. 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon (or to taste) onion salt 1/2-inch thick slice (about 4 ounces) Manchego cheese (if available, Gran Maestre variety) 2 beaten eggs 1 cup plain bread crumbs Vegetable oil for frying Drain beans and dry on paper towels. Pulse in food processor or mash to make thick bean paste. Add ham, pepper, garlic powder and onion salt to paste, mixing well. Set aside.
SCALLOPS IN A BLANKET Preheat broiler. Slice 12 fresh, very dry sea scallops in half horizontally. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil with 2 teaspoons EACH smoked paprika and oregano. Cut 4 Roma tomatoes into slices about the same size as scallops. Coat each tomato slice in oil mixture and place a slice on small scallop shell (or place all on foil lined baking sheet). Sprinkle each with bread crumbs. Broil 3-4 inches from heat source, about 3 to 4 minutes or until
To glaze the ham: Place the ham in a roasting pan lined with enough foil overlapping the edges to wrap it completely. Mix together the honey, brown sugar, orange juice, ginger and dry mustard in a small bowl. Pour the mixture all over the pork and rub the glaze evenly over the ham. Stick the cloves in the diamond-shaped slits on the top of the ham. Wrap tightly with the foil. After glazing, it’s best to allow the ham to sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours before cooking. To bake the ham: Pre-heat the over to 200 F. Bake the ham for 6 to 7 hours or until done, unwrapping and basting the ham occasionally with the glaze and any liquids that may have accumulated in the foil. For a slightly crisper skin, unwrap the ham and bake it at 450 F, about 15 minutes. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of five cookbooks. Her latest cookbook, “The New African-American Kitchen,” is in bookstores now. She’s known as The Kitchen Diva and is the executive producer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!” television cooking show. Visit her Web site at www.divapro.com. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.
very hot. Toss scallop slices in remaining oil mixture. While tomatoes are still hot, place seasoned scallop on each and top with 1/4 teaspoon Salsa Verde and a large pinch of grated Jarlsberg cheese. Finish with a sprinkle of bread crumbs and broil again, about 1 to 2 minutes, or until scallops are white and cheese is bubbly. Serve warm. CHEVRAI TURTLES Shape soft fresh Chevrai goat cheese into small balls and sandwich between toasted walnut halves. CREAMY CUCUMBER BITE On cucumber round, layer marinated sundried tomato and top with piping of Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs cheese, mixed with pesto. SMOKED PARTY ROUNDS On pumpernickel party round (shaped with small cookie cutter), layer smoked salmon and piping of either fresh Chevrai goat cheese or Boursin, topped with a touch of salmon roe. Makes 24 appetizers. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.
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1. Which female artist was mistakenly rumored to have died in bed while eating a ham sandwich? 2. Where did the band UB40 get its name? 3. What was the theme of Janis Ian’s 1966 song “Society’s Child”? 4. Which artist (and song) was the very first to get a gold record? (Hint: It’s not Elvis Presley.) 5. Which costumes were typically worn onstage by The Village People?
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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. A mark added to a letter that indicates a different pronunciation 2. Wildcat 3. 7-Up 4. Traditional Arabic sailing vessel 5. Northeast England, southern Scotland 6. Woolen cap of Scottish origin 7. Zacharias 8. Elizabeth Ann Seton 9. Sir Thomas Malory 10. Bob Keeshan
DECEMBER 8, 2008 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem-prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself.
SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Five -- the New York Mets, St. Louis, Atlanta, the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He began with the Mets in 1977. 2. Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs (1967-72). 3. The Green Bay Packers (1929-31). 4. Detroit selected Ricky Pierce in 1982. 5. He won three with Detroit, one with Pittsburgh and five with Montreal. 6. A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser. 7. He has reached 18 consecutive grand-slam semifinals.
FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. “Mama” Cass Eliot of the Mamas and the Papas died of a heart attack in July 1974. The initial doctor on the scene mentioned a sandwich, which launched the urban legend. The sandwich was actually across the room and had not been touched. 2. UB40 is a British unemployment form. The reggae band took the name when they applied for benefits. 3. “Society’s Child” concerned interracial dating. The song touched nerves and was banned by many radio stations, but in 2001 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ian wrote the song when she was 15. 4. Perry Como received a gold record in 1958 from the Recording Industry Association of America for his song “Catch a Falling Star” on RCA Records. 5. The Village People, of “Y.M.C.A” fame generally consisted of a construction worker, an Indian chief, a police officer, a biker and a military GI.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that “stick-to-it-ivity” you do so well, and you’ll soon find that your schedule is back in sync.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about something you believe in isn’t easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if you’re uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the week’s end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace situation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/ or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the week’s end.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some people might question some of the new friends you’ve welcomed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word “persuasion” starts with the sound “purr.”
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. It’s best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than you’re aware of. Press for an explanation.
BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives.
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â€˘ It was American humorist, satirist, lecturer and author Samuel Langhorne Clemens -- better known today as Mark Twain -- who made the following sage observation: â€œIn certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied often to prayer.â€?
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