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By Tony Rizzo HOLLYWOOD -- James Franco got to host the Oscars with Anne Hathaway because he’s got it all going on. We predict he’s the next big Hollywood superstar ... move over George Clooney! Franco, 33, began his career in TV in “Freaks & Geeks” and won a Golden Globe for playing “James Dean” in the TV biopic. The “SpiderMan” trilogy led to “The Pineapple Express,” the award-winning “Milk” and a best-actor Oscar nomination for “127 Hours.” In his spare time, Franco received permission from UCLA to take up to 62 course credits per quarter (19 is the norm), received an MFA from Columbia University, went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for film making and Brooklyn College for fiction writing. He’s currently getting his Ph.D in English at Yale and soon will attend the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2012 he’ll attend the University of Houston to get his Ph.D in literature and creative writing (only 20

of 400 applicants were accepted). Franco has “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” just out, and he produced and starred in “The Stare” with Winona Ryder. He directed and starred in a nine-day shoot of “Sal,” the biopic of Sal Mineo (Oscar nominated for “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Exodus”), with Val Lauren as Mineo, to be released in 2013. He’s currently filming “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” based on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” (written in 1900), about its creator, L. Frank Baum. He’ll direct and star in “The Night Stalker,” about serial killer Richard Ramirez, star in “The Iceman” with Michael Shannon and direct a film version of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying.” Franco acquired

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the rights to Stephen Elliot’s “The Adderall Diaries,” which he’ll adapt, star in and direct, and he’ll be on Broadway next season in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth” with Nicole Kidman. In his spare time, Franco drops into “General Hospital” to play Robert “Franco” Frank (coming up in September for an extended run). Small wonder he’s got little time for romance. He broke up with his actress girlfriend of five years, Ahna O’Reilly, saying that his interest in education came between them! Talk about cracking the books! Franco’s Oscar co-host, Anne Hathaway, will be Batwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises,” currently shooting in Pittsburgh with Christian Bale (again Batman), Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, “La Vie En Rose” Oscar-winner Marion Catillard, “3rd Rock from the Sun” alum Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Liam Neeson and Matthew Modine. With a cast like that, it sounds like she’s having more fun cracking the whip (as Batwoman) than the books like James Franco!

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Q: Do you know what the status is on a new “Bridget Jones” movie? Every so often I hear rumors that one is in the works, but then nothing ever happens. Would Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth even be interested in returning to the franchise? -- Pauline ARIES (March 21 to April 19) F., Akron, Ohio The typically tidy Ram or Ewe might want to butt A: Since 2009, Working Title Films (which proout until things are settled on the home front. But get involved and let your Ovine sense of duced the first two movies) has been thinking order help restore domestic tranquility. about a sequel, and hints of that have been reaching our ears. Renee Zellweger had always said there TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) couldn’t be another movie without another book. The Bovine’s flair for fine-tuning complicated fiscal dealings comes in handy when an unexWell, the series’ author, Helen Fielding, announced pected financial problem arises. Stay with it until earlier this year that she is hard at work on the third it’s resolved to your satisfaction. “Bridget Jones” book. Helen has confirmed: “I will GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) be working on both the book and the film, but I Family aspects remain strong. There might be don’t know if they are the same thing yet. It’s not some unresolved difficulties, but continued atbeen decided.” tempts to smooth things over eventually prove to be successful. A major purchase looms. And Academy Award-winner Colin Firth, who plays Mark Darcy in the series, told the BBC this CANCER (June 21 to July 22) summer, “I think the idea of Mark and Daniel A promise that was made but never kept sud(played by Hugh Grant) and Bridget in advanced denly re-emerges in your life. You now have to decide if you’re still interested in what it offers stages of deterioration could be quite fun. We’re or if you’ve moved past it. making a comedy, after all.” The wheels are indeed in motion for a third “Bridget” movie. LEO (July 23 to August 22)

and Beyonce. I’d like to see Emma Stone give Austin a run for his money. Yeah, baby! Q: I have a question about a show that featured a married couple with eight children, but they split up. Did the mom get her own show? -- Ken J., The Villages, Fla. A: The mom in question, Kate Gosselin, did get her own show: What was “Jon & Kate Plus 8” became “Kate Plus 8.” However, TLC announced the final show will air on Sept. 12, with this statement: “TLC has decided not to renew another season of ’Kate Plus 8.’ By the end of this season, ’Kate Plus 8’ will have hit the 150-episode mark (including ’Jon & Kate Plus 8’), an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future.”

Q: I heard that the actor John Dye, who played Andrew on “Touched By An Angel,” passed away. Is Romance comes to unattached Leos and Leothat true? He was so young! - Ruth S., Chillicothe, nas who have been waiting for Cupid to target Q: Mike Myers is one of my favorite comedic ac- Ohio them for far too long. Domestic purr-fection is tors. What’s next for him? -- Faith D., via e-mail also enhanced for paired Felines. A: John Dye passed away on Jan. 10, just shy of his A: Aside from having a baby on the way, the big- 48th birthday, of a heart attack. He was survived by VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) gest professional news to come from the Mike My- two brothers, both of his parents, and a grandparent. You need to take a much-needed break from that demanding project before too much energy- ers camp is that Mike is set to break out his Austin draining tension sets in. And don’t be ashamed Powers character for a fourth film. There’s no word to ask for help. about what the plot will center on, but you can bet he’ll have a sexy and smart new sidekick to follow (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) in the wake of Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham Change makes demands that you might find unwelcome at this time. But instead of concentrating on the short run, look toward potential benefits down the road.

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You have a gift for reviving projects that seem beyond repair. Use that same ability to restore a relationship that seems to have turned from loving to lifeless.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Expect to be asked to use your combined wisdom and humor to resolve a problem. After all, folks not only value your advice, they also like how you give it.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Most people consider you solid and steady. But you also can be quite capricious (which is a Latin word for “describing the behavior of Goats”) when it suits your needs.

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People treat you as you wish to be treated. So if you want a change in your relationship, make it happen. Also expect someone to reveal some long-held secrets.

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SILVERCITY COQUITLAM 170 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam 604-523-6001 CARS 2 (G) (VIOLENCE) FRI-MON 2:05 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (PG) (VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:00 THE SMURFS (G) (VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 1:20, 4:05, 6:35 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (PG) FRI-MON 1:05, 4:15, 7:30, 10:35; TUE-THURS 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05 DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (14A) (FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRIMON 1:15, 4:00, 6:55, 9:50; TUE-THURS 1:25, 4:00, 6:55, 9:50 COWBOYS & ALIENS (14A) (VIOLENCE) FRI-MON 12:55, 3:45, 6:50, 9:40; TUE-THURS 1:05, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D (3D) (PG) DIG 3D FRIMON 12:45, 3:00, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55; TUE-THURS 1:30, 3:55, 6:45, 9:00 RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG) (VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 1:30, 4:25, 6:55, 9:35 30 MINUTES OR LESS (18A) FRI-MON 5:00, 8:15, 10:45 HORRIBLE BOSSES (14A) FRI-MON 2:10, 4:40, 7:40, 10:20 CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. (PG) (COARSE AND SEXUAL LANGUAGE) FRIMON 1:05, 4:20, 7:20, 10:35; TUE-THURS 1:15, 4:20, 7:20, 10:35

BAD TEACHER (14A) (COARSE LANGUAGE) FRI-THURS 10:10 COLOMBIANA () DIGITAL CINEMA FRI-MON 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 10:00; TUE-THURS 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55 THE HELP (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE) FRI-MON 12:45, 4:00, 7:15, 10:30; TUE-THURS 1:00, 4:10, 7:25, 10:30 CONAN THE BARBARIAN 3D (18A) (EXPLICIT VIOLENCE) DIGITAL 3D FRI-SAT,MON 1:00, 4:05, 7:25, 10:25; SUN 1:00, 4:05, 10:25; TUE,THURS 1:45, 4:40, 7:25, 10:25; WED 1:45, 4:20, 10:25 APOLLO 18 (14A) FRI-THURS 2:00, 4:30, 7:30, 9:55 ONE DAY (PG) FRI-MON 1:10, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30 THE DEBT (14A) FRI-MON 1:45, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05; TUE,THURS 1:45, 4:35, 7:20, 10:00; WED 4:35, 7:20, 10:00 STAR & STROLL WED 1:00 SHARK NIGHT 3D (14A) (VIOLENCE) ULTRAAVX FRI-MON 12:55, 3:10, 5:30, 7:45, 10:10; TUE-THURS 1:55, 4:45, 7:45, 10:10 OUR IDIOT BROTHER (PG) (NUDITY,COARSE AND SEXUAL LANGUAGE) FRI-TUE,THURS 2:00, 4:40, 7:25, 9:45; WED 4:40, 7:25, 9:45 WARRIOR (PG) ADVANCED PREVIEW SUN 7:00 CITIZEN KANE () WED 7:00

CINEPLEX ODEON MEADOWTOWN CENTRE CINEMAS 410-19800 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows 604-460-6455 THE SMURFS (G) (VIOLENCE) FRI-SUN 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:20; MON 1:20, 4:10, 6:55; TUE-THURS 4:10, 6:55 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (PG) (VIOLENCE,FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRI-SUN 1:05, 3:55, 6:50, 9:45; MON 1:05, 3:55, 6:50; TUE-THURS 4:00, 6:50 DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (14A) (FRIGHT SCENES) FRI-SUN 1:40, 4:15, 7:30, 9:55; MON 1:40, 4:15, 7:30; TUE-THURS 4:15, 7:30 SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D (3D) (PG) (V) DIGITAL 3D FRI-SUN 1:00, 3:05, 5:15, 7:25; MON 1:00, 4:00; TUE-THURS 4:10 RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG) (VIOLENCE) FRI-SUN 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 10:00; MON 1:25, 4:25, 7:25; TUE-THURS 4:25, 7:25

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE) FRI-SUN 1:15, 4:05, 7:00, 9:40; MON 1:15, 4:05, 7:00; TUE-THURS 4:05, 7:00 COLOMBIANA () FRI-SUN 1:10, 4:00, 7:20, 9:50; MON 1:10, 4:00, 7:20; TUE-THURS 4:00, 7:20 STAR & STROLL THURS 1:00 CONAN THE BARBARIAN 3D (18A) FRI-SUN 9:50; MON-THURS 7:00 APOLLO 18 (14A) (FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRI-SUN 1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 9:30; MON 1:35, 4:20, 7:15; TUE-THURS 4:20, 7:15 SHARK NIGHT 3D (14A) (VIOLENCE) DIGITAL 3D FRI-SUN 1:45, 4:35, 7:25, 9:50; MON 1:45, 4:35, 7:25; TUE-THURS 4:35, 7:25 OUR IDIOT BROTHER (PG) DIGITAL CINEMA FRI-SUN 1:30, 4:30, 7:10, 9:25; MON 1:30, 4:30, 7:10; TUE-THURS 4:30, 7:10

HOLLYWOOD 3 CINEMAS PITT MEADOWS 19190 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows 604-459-6004: All Tickets $3.75 before 6 pm $4.75 after 6pm / CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER PG 4:45 7:05 Daily CHANGE UP 113 Min 18A sexually suggestive scenes 9:25 Daily FINAL DESTINATION 5 92 Min 18A explicit violence 9:10 WINNIE THE POOH 70 Min G 12:30, 1:55, 3:20 FRI,SAT,SUN,MON COWBOYS AND ALIENS 118 Min 14A violence 7:15, 9:30

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• Two great football coaches shared the same birthday, September 11, although 11 years apart. Paul “Bear” Bryant, longtime coach of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide, led his charges to six national championships during his 25 years at the post. Tom Landry guided his Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl victories and five NFC titles during his 29 seasons with the team. He holds the NFL record for the most consecutive winning seasons with 20, from 1966 to 1985. • Tommy Lee Jones, of “The Fugitive” and “Men in Black” fame, is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in English. While at Harvard, he was the football team’s offensive tackle during their undefeated 1968 season and was named to the first-team All-Ivy League roster. His college roommate also went on to great things. That person was Al Gore, later to become vice president under President Bill Clinton. In his free time, Jones is a San Antonio Spurs fan. Of Cherokee ancestry, he also is fluent in Spanish. • Country singer Patsy Cline accomplished much in her short five-and-a-half year career. Born Virginia Patterson Hensley, she was a Grand Ole Opry star at age 26 and the No. 1 female artist at 29. Her recording of “I Fall to Pieces” was Song of the Year for 1962. She initially disliked what has become her signature song, “Crazy,” written by fellow country artist Willie Nelson. Cline was nearly killed in a head-on collision in 1961 and cheated death for just one more year. At age 30, she was killed in a plane crash in a Tennessee forest. “Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits” was released four years after her death and has sold 10 million copies worldwide. She’s number 46 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”


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1. In 2009, Michael Wuertz became the third A’s reliever to have 100 strikeouts in a season. Name either of the first two to do it. 2. Two pitchers in the 1990s had seasons with at least 200 innings pitched and 20 or fewer walks. Name either one. 3. Who was the last college football coach to win back-to-back consensus national titles? 4. True or false: LeBron James has had more seasons of tallying at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists than Oscar Robertson did? 5. In 2007, Colorado’s Karlis Skrastins set an NHL record for most consecutive regularseason games played by a defenseman (495). Who broke the mark in 2011? 6. When was the last time an English player won the Golden Ball award for the world’s best men’s soccer player? 7. Who was the first bowler to record two consecutive perfect 300 games? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

To test the seals on your refrigerator and freezer, close a piece of paper in the door. If you can pull it out easily, it’s likely that your seal is loose. Clean or replace door gaskets for a better seal. To keep vinyl car seats bearable in summer heat, keep a few towels in your vehicle and lay them over the seat. This also keeps the plastic parts of baby seats from burning little legs and arms. You can use plain white bread to get fingerprints and smudges off of wallpaper and semigloss painted walls. Just ball up the bread center (not the crust) and rub the smudge away. “Out of prewash and looking at a nasty grease stain? Grab your dishwashing liquid soap (not the one you would put in your automatic dishwasher). It’s designed to break down grease, and I just dab it on, scrub a bit and then let it set for about a quarter of an hour. After that, I launder in hot water. It’s usually successful.” -- Nancy V., via email Check bagged frozen vegetables with the squeeze test: A bag that’s hard and solid has thawed and subsequently refrozen. You should choose another bag, one with loose, free-moving pieces. Remove cloudiness from a batch of iced tea with this trick: Let your tea cool before refrigerating it. You also can add a small bit of boiling water to a glass of iced tea if it is already cloudy. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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It was the 37th president of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, who made the following sage -- and somehow appropriate -- observation: Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too. Pasta has been around since 5,000 B.C., and it was invented in China, not Italy.

We all know what a disaster is, but did you know where the word came from? The base of the word is aster, which is Latin for star. The word disaster originally meant an unfavorable aspect of a star, reflecting the ancient notion that the motions of heavenly bodies affected terrestrial events. Baseball players didn’t have numbers on their uniforms until 1929, and it was the New York Yankees that were the first to adopt the practice.

If you’re planning a visit to the United Kingdom, you might want to keep in mind this rather obscure statute: It’s illegal to stand within 100 In the early 18th century, newspapers were not yards of the reigning monarch if you don’t have cheap, but the stories published therein were socks on. often people’s only link to the events of the day. Since they were so coveted, newspapers were A groundhog can move 700 pounds of dirt in a often brought as a gift when a gentleman was single day. calling on a lady friend, much as candy or flowers might be brought in a different era. When the two-and-one-half-hour finale of the *** groundbreaking television show M*A*S*H Thought for the Day: No one really listens to aired on Feb. 28, 1983, advertisers paid a hefty anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll $450,000 for a single 30-second spot. That was see why. -- Mignon McLaughlin $50,000 more than the same spot cost at the Super Bowl that year. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

SEPTEMBER BABIES (continued): • In 1965, Lesley Hornby was regularly in the camera’s eye, one of the world’s first famous teenage models. Weighing in at only 91 pounds (41 kg) on a 5-foot, 6-inch (1.68 m) frame, her ultra-thin body earned her the name of “Twiggy.” She achieved her wide-eyed look with three layers of false eyelashes. • More than 11,000 teachers applied to the NASA Teacher in Space project for a chance to become the first civilian educator in space. New Hampshire social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe was chosen to be a part of the January 1986 flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger and was scheduled to teach two lessons to her classes from space. Just 73 seconds into the flight, the craft exploded, the result of a failure of rubber O-rings. • Even if you’ve never heard the name Edgar Rice Burroughs, you’ve undoubtedly seen his creation. Beginning in 1912, Burroughs published 26 novels about jungle hero Tarzan of the Apes. He began writing the stories the previous year after struggling to make ends meet on his salary as a pencil sharpener salesman. Within a few years, he had purchased a large ranch north of Los Angeles and appropriately named it Tarzana. The community that grew up around the ranch goes by that name today. Even though it was Tarzan that brought the fame, Burroughs penned nearly 70 novels throughout his career. • September-born New York Yankee Roger Maris gained fame when he broke Babe Ruth’s singleseason home run record in 1961. The Babe had hit 60 homers in 1927, and Maris belted out his 61st in 1961, a new record that endured until 1998. Over the course of his 12 years in the Majors, Maris played for four teams and batted in seven World Series. • Frankie Avalon didn’t set out to be a teen idol. He actually got his start playing the trumpet, recording “Trumpet Sorrento” in 1954 at age 15. His 1959 tune “Venus” firmly cemented him as

FLASHBACK TRIVIA 1. Name the duo who wrote and released “Summer Breeze.” 2. Who released “Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)” in 1955? Big bonus points for knowing her birth name. 3. Name the instrument played by duo Ferrante and Teicher. 4. Who wrote and released “Simple Man” in 1973? 5. Joe Esposito’s “Lady, Lady, Lady” was featured in what film’s soundtrack? 6. The Beatles got 10 nominations at the 1966 Grammys for their 1965 work. How many Grammys did they win? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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For Advertising Call 778-895-7795 SEPTEMBER BABIES(continued): a singing star, spending five weeks in the No. 1 spot on the charts. He joined up with Annette Funicello in the 1960s for a series of beach movies, such as “Beach Party” and “Beach Blanket Bingo.” Avalon remains married to a former beauty pageant winner he wed 48 years ago, and the couple has eight children. • Generations of children have benefited from the wisdom of Stan Berenstain and his wife Jan, who together penned more than 300 Berenstain Bears books. The series of children’s stories address a variety of difficulties faced by parents, including teaching children about strangers, tantrums in public places, visiting the dentist and homework hassles. Stan got his start drawing cartoons for magazines and progressed into children’s literature after the birth of his son Leo.

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On Sept. 7, 1813, the United States gets its nickname when a New York newspaper refers to “Uncle Sam.” The name is linked to meat packer Samuel Wilson, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. Wilson stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as “Uncle Sam’s.” On Sept. 6, 1847, writer Henry David Thoreau moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson in Concord, Mass., after living for two years in a shack he built himself on Walden Pond. In 1854, his collection of essays, “Walden, or Life in the Woods,” is published.

On Sept. 10, 1919, almost a year after the end of the First World War, New York City holds a • We know Alison Sweeney as the lovely parade to welcome home Gen. John J. Pershing, host of television’s “The Biggest commander in chief of the American ExpeditionLoser,” a position she’s held since • Mike Post has made his living composing music for several ary Force, and some 25,000 soldiers who had 2007. But her longest-running role is television programs. If you’ve ever watched “The Rockford served on the Western Front. that of Samantha Brady on the daytime Files,” “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “Law and Order,” drama “Days of our Lives,” a role she “Magnum P.I.” or “NYPD Blue,” you’ve heard this September On Sept. 11, 1930, Katherine Anne Porter’s first has had since the age of 16, one that has collection of short stories, “Flowering Judas,” baby’s work. is published. During her lifetime, she published 25 stories and one novel, “Ship of Fools,” which took her more than two decades to complete. earned her four Soap Opera Digest awards. Her first gig was in a Kodak ad at the age of five. She’s married to a California highway patrol officer who once had a guest spot on “Days.”


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On Sept. 5, 1958, Boris Pasternak’s romantic novel “Dr. Zhivago” is published in the United States. The book infuriated Soviet officials, but admirers of Pasternak’s work began to smuggle the manuscript out of Russia piece by piece. The book won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958. ¥ On Sept. 9, 1965, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax hurls the eighth perfect game in major-league history, leading the Dodgers to a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Koufax retired after the 1966 season at just 30 years old because of arthritis in his elbow. ¥ On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford pardons his disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office. The Watergate scandal erupted after it was revealed that Nixon and his aides had engaged in illegal activities. With impeachment proceedings under way, Nixon became the first American president to resign. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

ANSWERS Flashback Answers 1. Seals and Crofts, in 1972. The Isley Brothers also covered the song. In 1993 the song made it into the film “Dazed and Confused.” 2. Georgia Gibbs, born Frieda Lipschitz, had one of her two No. 1 hits with the song. The other was “Kiss of Fire” in 1952. 3. Piano. Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher played instrumentals that often ended up in big movie soundtracks, such as “Exodus” and “Midnight Cowboy.” 4. Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Bad Company (1976) and Charlie Daniels (1989) also recorded songs titled “Simple Man.” 5. “Flashdance ... What a Feeling,” in 1983. Esposito’s work includes music in “The Karate Kid” and “Coming to America.” 6. None. They were beaten out by Frank Sinatra and Roger Miller.

Sports Quiz Answers 1. Rollie Fingers (1972-73, 197576) and Dennis Eckersley (1987). 2. Atlanta’s Greg Maddux (1997) and St. Louis’ Bob Tewksbury (1992, ’93). 3. Nebraska’s Tom Osborne (1994, 95). 4. False. Each player has done it in six seasons. 5. Calgary’s Jay Bouwmeester. 6. In 2001, Michael Owen won the award. 7. Frank Carauna of Buffalo, N.Y., in 1924.

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Mission Raceways Smoke Fire and Thunder Rocks into the Warm Saturday Night Saturday August 27 the weather was hot and sunny in the city of Mission. At Mission Raceways it was even hotter, Tidbits was there to experience a day and night of incredible jet car racing, Nitro funny car racing and the fun Wheelstanders of Ed the Outlaw Jones. Time and space does not allow for me (Daryl Aikin) to put into words all the things happening. A special thank you to track director Wally Jr for all his hard work and to Office Manager Laura Ness for tickets to Tidbits for the Read and Win contest. And to all of the drivers in the pits that I chatted

Chuck Haynes and Tidbits Publisher Dary Aikin enjoy a laugh in the pits

with thanks for all of your insight into the great sport of drag racing I seem to learn more each time I attend a race. Special note The Mr Explosive nitro funny car contest in the pits to see who could stand the longest next to the car as it was running was mind-blowing quite enjoyed it. Photos by Daryl Aikin

Jet car drivers Andy Beauchemin & Chuck Haynes display Tidbits in the pits

Ed The Outlaw Jones shooting some fire

Jet Car driver Chuck Haynes signs a poster for Tidbits while Silvi Haynes the nicest woman in Drag racing looks on

Jet Car Madness at Night

Read us online at Chicken Caesar Salad Pitas We know that August and its humidity rolls around every year. But more often than not, we still aren’t prepared for those “dog days of summer.” How about a little pre-planning this time? Keep these ingredients conveniently on hand for this quick and easy Heat Wave recipe. Then, when the temperature and humidity both soar toward 100, you’ll be “cool as a cucumber”! 3 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 full cup diced cooked chicken breast 1/4 cup grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 pita bread rounds, halved In a large bowl, combine romaine lettuce, chicken and Parmesan cheese. Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion flakes and black pepper. Mix well to combine. Spoon about 1 cup salad mixture into each pita half. Serve at once or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 4.


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