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Online at www.lovemytidbits.com WILLIAM DUNCAN’S DROWNING • William Duncan, a Scottish actor, insisted on doing his own stunts. In 1915 he plunged off an 80-foot (24 m) cliff into the sea, but the cameras on the boats were rocked so violently by the waves that they were unable to get any close-up shots of Duncan supposedly drowning. So they moved to a 10-foot deep (3 m) indoor tank in a studio. • In the script, Duncan’s character plunges off the cliff to avoid capture by pursuing guards, who then shoot at him in the water. To simulate rifle shots hitting the water, production assistants were armed with heavy iron nuts and instructed to hurl them at Duncan’s head as he was going under. • To ensure a life-like drowning, Duncan was tied to a rope which ran through an iron ring on the bottom of the tank and over to several men on the opposite side who were to pull on the rope to drag Duncan under. Duncan was then supposed to release himself from the rope and swim to the surface. • Just as Duncan was being pulled under, one of the nuts hit him in the head, knocking him senseless. He suddenly found himself underwater, tied to a rope with no recollection of what he was supposed to do. He nearly drowned before the details of how to release himself from the rope came back to him. Meanwhile, the assistants were standing around the tank thinking, “Gee, he sure can stay under water a long time.” CONNIE TILTON SAVES THE DAY • Connie Tilton was stunt double for Hayley Mills in the 1959 movie “Tiger Bay.” She was to jump from a ship into a choppy sea, and a stuntman was to dive in to dramatically rescue her for the cameras. The stuntman panicked in the high waves and nearly drowned them both. Tilton smacked him, knocking him unconscious. She then swam back to the ship towing him behind her.
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For Advertising Call or Text 740-441-7633 JIMSON WEED (cont’d) • Jimson weed is an annual herb that grows up to five feet (1.5 m) tall and can be found nearly worldwide in moderate climates. It prefers disturbed areas such as garbage dumps, roadsides, and pastureland rich with animal waste. • When any part of the plant is ingested, it triggers delirium and hallucinations that mimic schizophrenia, making it difficult for the victim to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Victims often speak to people who aren’t there, or smoke imaginary cigarettes. • It also causes alarming symptoms including an irregular heartbeat, seizures, high blood pressure, hypothermia, amnesia, and coma. Symptoms usually last 24 to 48 hours but can persist for up to two weeks. • Yet the plant is the source of a number of essential pharmaceutical medications. Scopolamine helps prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness or following anesthesia and surgery. Atropine is used to treat poisoning, to speed an irregular heartbeat, to reduce salivation during surgery, and to dilate the pupils of the eyes. • The amount of scopolamine and atropine varies widely in the plant, changing from day to day depending the age of the plant and the conditions it’s growing under. This unpredictable nature makes it dangerous to use the plant for home remedies, especially since the difference between a therapeutic dose and a toxic dose is difficult to discern without medical apparatus. • Some people who have ingested Jimson weed, whether accidentally or intentionally, have ended up in psychiatric wards when they were unable to describe the reason for their bizarre behavior. • Some experts think that ancient Delphic oracles boiled the plant and inhaled the steam in order to induce visions.
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* On Feb. 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon is established as a national park. American geologist John Wesley Powell, who popularized the term “Grand Canyon” in the 1870s, was the first person to travel the entire length of the gorge in 1869. The harrowing voyage was made in four rowboats. * On Feb. 25, 1938, the city of Miami gets its first drive-in movie theater. At their peak in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there were some 4,000 drive-ins across America. * On Feb. 23, 1945, during the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines take the crest of Mount Suribachi. The iconic image of six Marines raising the American flag on the peak was taken by photographer Joe Rosenthal. * On Feb. 22, 1959, Lee Petty defeats Johnny Beauchamp in a photo finish at the just-opened Daytona International Speedway in Florida to win the first Daytona 500. The race was so close that Beauchamp was initially declared the winner. * On Feb. 21, 1965, in New York City, Malcolm X, a black nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of AfroAmerican Unity in Washington Heights. * On Feb. 20, 1985, in a highly controversial vote, the Irish government defies the powerful Catholic Church and approves the sale of contraceptives, a major turning point in Irish history. Up until 1979, Irish law prohibited the importation and sale of contraceptives. * On Feb. 24, 1991, after six weeks of intensive bombing against Iraq and its armed forces, U.S.-led coalition forces launch a ground invasion of Kuwait and Iraq. By the end of the day, the Iraqi army had effectively folded, 10,000 of its troops were held as prisoners and a U.S. air base had been established deep inside Iraq. (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Charles Barkley has a big mouth, which is appropriate considering he also has a very large head. He used to get paid for bouncing a ball, but for the past 10 years he’s gotten paid to break them as a game-day analyst for TNT. Nobody knows this more than the King -LeBron James. Barkley was one of the first to rip James’ decision to leave Cleveland for Miami in his “The Decision” telecast that needlessly cuckolded a fan base that only loved the guy. “Punk move” was how Barkley put it out there. This year he made a comment about how James will never be considered in the top five of basketball’s all-time players (for the record, Barkley counts them as Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Kareem AbdulJabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell). Last week Barkley called him “inappropriate” and “whiny” after James openly complained about the Cavs’ inability to sign another playmaker for their anticipated title defense. “The Cleveland Cavaliers, they have given him everything he wanted,” Barkley expounded. “They have the highest payroll in NBA history ... he’s the best player in the world. Does he want all of the good players? He don’t want to compete? He is an amazing player. They’re the defending champs.” Well, LeBron James has had enough. When an ESPN staff writer reached out to him after a loss for comment, James did another thing Barkley is pretty good at: He teed off. “I’m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that,” James said. “I’m not the one who threw somebody through a window. I never spit on a kid. I never had unpaid debt in Las Vegas. I never said, ‘I’m not a role model.’ I never showed up to All-Star Weekend on Sunday because I was in Vegas all weekend partying. All I’ve done for my entire career is represent the NBA the right way. Fourteen years, never got in trouble. Respected the game. Print that.” And that’s exactly what we’ll do. There’s James’ take on Barkley. James had every right to pursue championships in Miami. He has professional pride; he may become the all-time leading scorer, winner of championships ... who knows? He’s certainly in the top 10. He has represented the NBA the right way. He was great with Amy Schumer in “Trainwreck.” And why shouldn’t he be concerned with Golden State returning with a vengeance -- this time with Kevin Durant in tow? Problem is, Barkley said nothing wrong. “The Decision” was a punk move. LeBron James isn’t on the NBA’s Mount Rushmore plus one, at least not yet. And Barkley was right, complimentary even, when he called him the “best player in the world.” James asked why Barkley is even relevant in today’s game. The answer is because James, the King, deigned to get into a mudfight with a lowly “Sir,” so quit your whining! Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter who lives in New Jersey. (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Retirement Community: Is One Right for You? Many seniors get to a point in life where a big house is too much to manage. Maybe the weather is no longer tolerable. It’s then that the idea of a retirement community begins to look inviting. However, a new place to live might not be all you imagined. Before you pack up and move into a retirement community, consider the following: * Will you have control of when and how you leave the community? If your health fails, does the fine print say that someone else gets to decide when you need a place with more care? Look carefully at the details of continuing-care communities and learn what they actually provide, versus independent-living communities. Find out what’s available at the closest hospital, just in case. * If you already have a helper who does your shopping or cleaning, will that person be allowed to continue? * Will your new home have a kitchen? If it doesn’t, you’ll be stuck with adhering to the eating schedules already established in the dining room. Is there a fee to bring your meals to you? * You won’t automatically make new friends, or even be accepted by people. The groups have already formed before you arrive. Find out the ages, genders and single/ couple ratios. * What is the rate of staff turnover at any community you consider? High turnover can indicate unhappiness among the staff. * Are your hobbies supported? If the slick brochures advertise pottery classes, do those actually take place? * Are you allowed to sell your home to anyone, or does management have a say? What is the annual rate of increase of any monthly fees? If you make a large lump-sum payment when you move in, is the entrance fee refundable?
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Answers 1. Colby Rasmus of the Houston Astros in 2015. 2. Three times -- Carlos Beltran (41 in 2006), Todd Hundley (41 in 1996) and Mike Piazza (40 in 1999). 3. It was after the 1990 season. 4. He played in 1,192 consecutive games. 5. Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, in the 2005-06 season. 6. Speedskater Bonnie Blair (1988-94). 7. Johnny Miller, who shot a 63 in the final round of the 1973 U.S. Open.
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