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MOUNTAINS (continued): • The Appalachian Mountains are made up of mountains, ridges and valleys. The Great Smoky Mountains are in this region, and they run from Tennessee to North Carolina. • The Blue Ridge Mountains are the backbone of the Appalachian Mountain system. They extend from Georgia to Pennsylvania. • Mt. Mitchell, in the Appalachians, is the highest mountain on the eastern coast. It is about 6,684 feet high (2,037 meters). • The Andes Mountain range is an uninterrupted chain of highland that is situated along the western coast of South America. It is the longest exposed mountain range in the world and comprises two great ranges: Cordillera Oriental and Cordillera Occidental, which stand divided by a deep intermediate depression. • The Himalayas stretch across six countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, the People’s Republic of China, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Some of the world’s major rivers, the Indus, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Yangtze, rise in the Himalayas, and their combined drainage basin is home to some 1.3 billion people, including the people of Bangladesh. • The world’s highest peak on land is Mt. Everest in the Himalayas. It is 29,036 feet

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(8,848 meters) tall. When measured from sea-level, Mount Everest is without a doubt the biggest mountain peak on this planet. However, if one were to consider the height of a mountain from its base to its peak, there are few other mountains such as Mt. McKinley and Mauna Kea that are taller than Everest in totality. • Prior to being named Mount Everest, the mountain was commonly referred to as Peak XV. It was formally named Mount Everest Forward feature that allows you to jump to all your favorite Edward or Jacob scenes.

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1. How many times has Torii Hunter hit .300 or better for a season during his 14year major-league career? 2. Name the three catchers who have won the American League Most Valuable Player Award since 1976. 3. Name the last fullback to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 4. Who was the last Butler player before Gordon Hayward to play in the NBA? 5. Two NHL goalies have recorded three consecutive 40-win seasons. Name them. 6. When was the last time before the 2010 men’s soccer World Cup that the two finalists from the previous World Cup were eliminated in the first round? 7. Name the person who holds the mark for most boxing world title fights refereed (172 in 34 years).

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after Col. George Everest who was the Surveyor General of India in the early 1860s. • Mount Everest also has some local names such as Sagarmatha (Nepali) and Chomolungma (Tibetan). • The first people to scale Mount Everest were Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing within himself before an evil sorcerer (Alfred Molina) wreaks havoc upon our world. I didn’t have high expectations going in to this film, but for a children’s movie it’s actually pretty good. Not “Toy Story 3” good, but good enough. “Meet John Doe” -- 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition (NR) -- Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck star in Frank Capra’s 1940 classic about an injured former baseball player who sells out his integrity to pay for medical treatment by impersonating the fictional creation of a plucky newspaper columnist. In addition to the standard special features like audio commentary and making-of featurettes, is a rare radio dramatization of Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” starring Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. TV SERIES OUT THIS WEEK “Parks and Recreation” Season Two “Space: 1999” The Complete Season One “Lucy Show” Official Third Season “Sid and Marty Krofft’s Saturday Morning Hits” “Have Gun Will Travel” Season Five, Volume One “Touch of Frost” Season 15 (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Showtimes for Friday November 19, 2010 to Thursday Nov.26 2010 SILVERCITY COQUITLAM 170 Schoolhouse Street Coquitlam 604-523-6001 ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

Don’t feel sheepish about looking to spend more time with that special person during the upcoming holidays. Do it because it’s the right thing to do.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

Never mind letting misunderstandings repair themselves. Consider speaking up while the healing process can be shorter and sweeter and leave fewer scars.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)

Romance is easily awakened in the Geminian heart, especially around the happy holiday season. So go ahead and make those plans with that special someone.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22)

Moon Children can glow with their own inner light as the holiday season magic takes hold. It’s a very special time for Cancers and Libras together. Enjoy.

LEO (July 23 to August 22)

It’s a good time for you fabulous Felines to take pleasure in your special gift for, well, taking pleasure! Look for this holiday season to give you every reason to purr.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)

This is a good time to let others who are in your life get a little closer to you. You’ll both find out what you’ve been missing for far too long.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)

Open up your eyes and see some welcome surprises you’ve missed or overlooked for too long. What you find can lead to other favorable changes.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)

What you expect to be potentially troublesome might simply be especially challenging and well worth your efforts to check out. Good luck!

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A friendship might not seem as trustworthy as you’d like. OK. Ask your questions, get your answers and settle the matter once and for all.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)

A family situation moves into a new area because of (or, maybe, thanks to) some decisions you might have felt you could not avoid making.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

You could be cutting it very close if you hope to make those holiday plan changes in time to avoid problems. Get a friend or family member to help.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

Friends show how important you are to them. Keep these precious relationships thriving. They affect much that will happen to the fabulous Fish in the new year.

BORN THIS WEEK: Time spent at home alone nurtures your mystic self. Spending your time with others nurtures them. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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The Salvation Army caring place- 2010 Christmas Kettle campaign begins November 19th in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Spread some Christmas joy by volunteering on your own, with a friend or family member. Call Miriam at 604-463-8296 ext.108 for more info Saturday Nov.27th “Christmas in Leigh Square” 11:00am to 5:00pm Leigh square community arts village. Join us for this free fun holiday tradition in Downtown Poco Saturday Dec. 11th- Breakfast with Santa. 9-11am Wison Centre Poco Rec. Complex $7 per person, ages 0-3 are free for more info call 604-927-7970 Tidbits would like to list your “Non Profit” Community Events. Give us the Who, What, Where and Whens and we’ll list it for you in our Community section.

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Photo Contest- Peoples choice- Something old, something new on display in the Community Archives in Leigh Square. for more info Sunday December 19th. “Skate with Santa” 12:45-4pm Poco Rec. Complex Join the Parks and Recreation Arena Attendants for some Christmas fun. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Santa on the Zamboni, make a Christmas craft and warm up with hot chocolate after skating with family and friends. Thursday December 16th- Wilson centre Christmas lunch. 12:30pm Special performance by the Honeycombs. $12 Register no later then Friday Dec. 10th Contact Wilson Ctr. 604-927-7970


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Page 6 MOUNTAINS (continued): Norgay. They did it on May 29, 1953. • Alaska has the 16 highest peaks in the United States. • The Malaspina Glacier, at the foot of Mt. Saint Elias, is larger than Rhode Island. • The beautiful Rocky Mountains extend some 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) from the Mexican frontier to the Arctic Ocean, through the western United States and sections of Canada. • The highest peak in the U.S. Rockies is Mt. Elbert in Colorado, at 14,433 feet (4,399 meters); in the Canadian Rockies it is Mt. Robson in British Columbia, at 12,972 feet (3,954 meters). • The Continental Divide, located in the Rocky Mountains, separates waters flowing into the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico from those flowing into the Pacific Ocean. • The Rocky Mountains include at least 100 separate ranges, which are generally divided into four broad groupings: the Canadian Rockies and Northern Rockies of Montana and northeastern Idaho; the Middle Rockies of Wyoming, Utah and southeastern Idaho; the Southern Rockies, mainly in Colorado and New Mexico; and the Colorado Plateau in the four corners region. • The Canadian Rockies are quite different in appearance and geology from the American Rockies to the south of them. The Canadian Rockies are composed of layered sedimentary rock such as limestone and shale. The American Rockies are made of metamorphic and igneous rock, such as granite. • Alberta, Canada, is named after Princess Louisa Caroline Alberta, the fourth child of Queen Victoria. The Princess was born in 1848, and married the Governor General of Canada. The princess is also the namesake of Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains. • Five national parks are located within the Canadian Rockies, four of which interlock and make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site. These four parks are Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho.

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where he was eventually hired as part of Little Richard’s backup band. • The Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham and later, producer Seymour Stein, both passed on managing Hendrix. They didn’t like his music. • Hendrix then met Chas Chandler, who was ending his tenure as bassist in The Animals rock band and was looking for talent to manage. Chandler was enamored with the song “Hey Joe” and was convinced he could create a hit single with the right artist. He liked how Hendrix played the song. • Producer-manager Chandler helped Hendrix move to London, where he joined with English bass player Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell to form his new group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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Before cleaning, run hot water in the bath or shower. The steam from the hot water loosens the dirt, making it easier to clean. Or, bring your cleaning sponge and some baking • In London, he gained a reputation as a great soda in the shower with you. No chemicals, player. He jammed with Eric Clapton during an and you could even use the baking soda to appearance with his new band, Cream. Hendrix’s soften the skin on your elbows and feet. fans included The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones.• Jimi recorded “Hey Joe” as his first single with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, followed by “Stone Free,” “Purple Haze” and “The Wind Cries Mary.” (The last three are all Hendrix compositions.) • In March 1967, Hendrix set his guitar on fire on stage at the end of his act as part of a tour by The Walker Brothers.

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• In May 1967, the group released their first album, “Baking cookies to mail? Save potato-chip “Are You Experienced,” which reached No. 2 cans (the tall ones in which chips come in England behind The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s stacked). They protect cookies from breakLonely Hearts Club Band.” • Although very popular internationally at this time, the Experience had yet to crack America. Their first single there failed to sell. Hendrix’s big chance came when Paul McCartney recommended the group to the organizers of the Monterey International Pop Festival.

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• Hendrix’s Monterey Pop Festival performance was filmed by D. A. Pennebaker and later shown

On Nov. 30, 1886, the Folies Bergere in Paris introduces an elaborate revue featuring women in sensational costumes. The theater spared no expense, staging revues that featured as many as 40 sets. Among other long traditions, the show’s title always contains 13 letters and includes the word “Folie.” On Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the national prohibition of alcohol. Mississippi, the last dry state in the Union, ended Prohibition in 1966. On Dec. 4, 1945, in an overwhelming vote of 65 to 7, the U.S. Senate approves full U.S. participation in the United Nations. Some senators proposed a resolution designed to force the president to receive congressional consent before approving U.S. troops for any U.N. peacekeeping forces. The resolution was defeated. On Dec. 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala., Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. Parks’ refusal was not merely brought on by her tired feet, as is the popular legend. Local civil-rights leaders had been planning a challenge to Montgomery’s racist bus laws for several months. On Dec. 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa. After surgery, he was given drugs to suppress his immune system and keep his body from rejecting the heart. He died 18 days later from double pneumonia. On Dec. 2, 1972, the Temptations earn the last of their four chart-topping hits when “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Earlier hits by producer-songwriter Smokey Robinson were “The Way You Do the Things You Do” (1964) and “My Girl” (1965). On Nov. 29, 1981, actress Natalie Wood, who starred in such movies as “Rebel Without a Cause” and “West Side Story,” drowns in a boating accident near California’s Catalina Island. It was believed she somehow slipped overboard while untying a dinghy attached to the boat.

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1. The Shirelles. The group formed in 1958 in New Jersey and came to the attention of an agent with their song “I Met Him On a Sunday.” 2. Frankie Ford, in 1958. The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Cliff Richard, John Fogerty and Johnny Rivers. 3. In Las Vegas in 1970 at the Frontier Hotel and Casino. 4. “All Things Must Pass,” released in 1970. It included two albums of songs and one of jams with other musicians. 5. The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship. The “Slick” wasn’t a stage name. She got the name when she married Gerald Slick in 1961. 6. The working title was “Eight Arms to Hold You.” The film came out in 1965.

Sports Quiz Answers 1. None, despite a .305 average in the postseason. 2. Thurman Munson (1976), Ivan Rodriguez (1999) and Joe Mauer (2009). 3. Larry Csonka, in 1987. 4. Ralph O’Brien, in 1953. 5. San Jose’s Evgeni Nabokov (200710) and New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur (2005-08). 6. It had never occurred before 2010. 7. Richard Steele.

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• The last Experience concert took place on June 29, 1969, at Barry Fey’s Denver Pop Festival, a three-day event held at Denver’s Mile High Stadium that was marked by police firing tear gas into the audience as they played “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” The band escaped from the venue in the back of a rental truck that was #1-1971 Mclean Ave. partly crushed by fans trying to escape the Port Coquitlam 604-472-0066 tear gas. The next day, Noel Redding quit the Experience. • Hendrix died in London under somewhat mysterious circumstances on September 18,

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