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Tidbits of Tri-Cities 5. RELIGION: Who is the patron saint of sailors? 6. MUSIC: What does the musical direction “sostenuto” mean?

1. MYTHOLOGY: What creatures are combined to form the mythical creature called a centaur? 2. LANGUAGE: What kind of website is named for the Hawaiian word for “quick”? 3. ETIQUETTE: What is the traditional type of gift given on fifth wedding anniversaries? 4. PERSONALITIES: Who was the prince who married actress Rita Hayworth in 1949?

7. TELEVISION: What is the name of the mayor on “The Simpsons”? 8. INVENTIONS: Who invented the artificial heart? 9. LITERATURE: Who wrote “The Armies of the Night,” a nonfiction book about Vietnam protests? 10. ART: Who created the “Vitruvian Man” illustration? (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• “There were some famous women novelists • In Paris, Child enrolled in the world-renowned “Le Cordon Bleu” cooking school. After six in those days,” Child said, “and I intended months of training, she chose to open her own to be one.” Alas, though she wrote often and school with two fellow classmates. submitted manuscripts regularly to the New Yorker, none were ever published. • They named the school “L’Ecole de Trois Gourmandes,” which translates to “The • After graduating, Child tried her hand at School of the Three Gourmands.” advertising while working for a successful home

furnishings company. It didn’t last long, as Child • Child and the other two founders of the school was promptly fired for “gross insubordination.” set out to create a cookbook of French cuisine that might be understood and employed by • When World War II broke out, Child volunteered regular folk. for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in

Washington, D.C. She performed assignments • The two-volume cookbook was released in all over the world, including stays in China and 1961, entitled “Mastering the Art of French Sri Lanka. Cooking.” The book was incredibly successful, remaining the bestselling cookbook for over • While in Sri Lanka in 1945, Child began seeing five years. her future husband, Paul, a fellow employee of

the OSS. Child and Paul married after the war in • The book has since become a favored teaching September of 1946. tool at cooking schools throughout the world. Yet there was a time when it looked like it • Paul and Child moved to France in 1948, when might never be published at all. Paul was assigned to work at the American

Embassy in Paris. It was there that Child’s love • The writing of the book was a grueling and for cooking came into full bloom. She was frustrating 10-year process for Child and her quoted as saying, “The whole experience was an collaborators. She would spend months trying opening up of the soul and spirit for me . . . I was to perfect recipes for just a single ingredient. hooked, and for life, as it turned out.” She wrote to her principal collaborator, Simca Beck, during her frustration: “I’ve just poached two more eggs and thrown them down the toilet.” • The initial draft of the book was turned down by the first publisher, as were many subsequent drafts. Only after offering it to a different publisher, Alfred Knopf, was it picked up for publication. • Child’s first television appearance was on a humble Boston public television station in 1962. She cooked an omelet on air. After a

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PHOTO: Nicole Forester Q: Can you tell me when “Boss” will be back on the air? I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next! -- Erin D., via e-mail A: Kelsey Grammer’s political drama returns for its second season on Starz starting Friday, Aug. 17, for 13 all-new episodes. (In the week leading up to its premiere, Starz will be re-airing season one, so you can either get caught up on what you missed or refresh your memory.) I spoke with series co-star Nicole Forester, who plays Maggie, ambitious wife of Illinois State Senator Ben Zajac, and she gave me some teasers about what to expect this season. “What you saw at the end of season one with Ben and Maggie is a good indicator of where they’re going, as far as Maggie taking the reins and doing whatever she has to do to keep her husband in a direction that will result in them going all the way to the Governor’s Mansion,” Nichole said. “This season is totally intense. Even though I’ve read the scripts and I know what’s coming, when I’m at home watching the episodes, I’m going: ’Holy crap! I canÔt believe it!’ And there’s only going to be more of that in season two. Every episode is just loaded with surprises, and it’s just intense all the way around.” For my entire interview with Nicole and to learn more about “Boss,” as well as what it was like shooting “Jack Reacher” with Tom Cruise, go to *** Q: Can you tell me if “Justified” will be back for another season, and if so, when? Also, when will season three be out on video? This is my favorite show. -- Peggy E., via e-mail

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It was pioneering British film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock who made the following sage observation: “Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it -- as well as contributing to the need for it.” The grapefruit is so named not because of any relation to or resemblance to a grape (obviously), but because it hangs from the tree in grapelike clusters. Those who study such things say that the three most recognized words in the world are God, Coca-Cola and Titanic. Although darts is a traditionally English pub game, there are now more than three times as many darts players in the United States than there are in the United Kingdom.

A: The Timothy Olyphant-starring Western crime drama will return to FX for a 13-episode fourth season in the beginning of 2013, although an exact date has not been given yet. If the release of the season three DVD follows in the pattern of the previous two, then it should be released in the weeks leading up to the season four premiere. *** Q: I have not seen any information on Alex Trebek since the news of his heart attack in June. Is he out of the hospital? Is he back to taping “Jeopardy”? -- Lori Engel, via e-mail A: Alex’s heart attack, which he suffered June 23 after doing some work around the house, was a mild one. He was released from the hospital after a few days and is doing very well. He even returned to work last month to tape new episodes of “Jeopardy.” *** Q: My wife and I have enjoyed watching “Memphis Beat” on TNT for the past couple of years, but we haven’t heard anything about its return. Any news would be appreciated. -- David D., via e-mail A: The crime dramedy starring Jason Lee was canceled by TNT in October 2011 after the show’s second season. The series is not yet available on DVD. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

A Favorite “Child” (continued): surprisingly positive and vocal response, she was invited to do a series. Her initial pay was about $50 a show.

Jazz musician Glenn Miller was the recipient of the first • Child’s show, “The French Chef,” grew gold record ever awarded, for the big-band hit “Chattaquickly beyond those humble beginnings. nooga Choo-Choo.” Soon after its initial airings, the show was syndicated to 96 stations. The show was The amount of fuel in a jumbo jet single tank would be enough to allow a car to drive around the world -- four both a commercial and a critical hit. In 1964, times. Child was presented with the George Foster Peabody Award for her work on the show. If you had visited Peru in the mid-1980s, you could have Two years later, she was given an Emmy bought toothpaste with cocaine in it. Award as well. Before he became the celebrated author of such novels as • “The French Chef” was produced and “Pale Fire” and “Lolita,” Vladimir Nabokov was a tennis directed by Russ Morash. It ran for 199 instructor. episodes between 1963 and 1966. • “The French Chef” was just one of many The longest game in the history of professional baseshows Child appeared on during her long ball was played between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the career. Other programs included “Julia Rochester Red Wings in April of 1981. It lasted just shy Child and Company,” “Julia Child and More of 8 1/2 hours, and ran for an unbelievable 33 innings. Company” and “Dinner at Julia’s.” She was It’s traditional in Italy for a prospective groom to spend a also a regular guest on “Good Morning, full year’s earnings on an engagement ring. America.” • Child wrote many other cookbooks after her *** initial success. Among these were “In Julia’s Thought for the Day: “If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal Kitchen with Master Chefs,” “Baking with would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing Julia,” “Julia’s Delicious Little Dinners” to obey the commands of a rabbit.” -- Robert Brault and “Julia’s Casual Dinners.” Many of these were accompanied by their own TV specials. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. • Julia Child died on August 13, 2004. She was

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to the stir stick. He called the resultant fruity, just two days shy of her 92nd birthday. She was icy treat the “epsicle.” When he patented remembered by her family and friends as a person it 18 years later, Epperson renamed it the of great generosity who loved to teach others. “popsicle.” Though she once mourned her “lack of talent,” Child left an indelible legacy in the kitchens of • If you’re looking for something to eat that is about as expensive as a mid-priced luxury people around the world. car, your search is over. The most expensive • In addition to inspiring both the book and film, food in the world is a type of caviar called “Julie and Julia,” Child’s life inspired an exhibit “Almas.” This caviar from the Iranian Beluga entitled “Julia Child’s Kitchen” to be installed at fish will run you about $34,500 per kilogram the National Museum of American History. (2 lb., 3oz.), a price that gives it the nickname • The installation is 20 feet by 14 feet. These were the “black gold.” Only albino sturgeons between dimensions of Child’s kitchen in Massachusetts. 60 and 100 years old can produce it, and only Though the walls and floor were created for those found in the relatively pollution-free the exhibit, everything else found there is from southern Caspian Sea. Child’s own former kitchen. The arrangement of • The traditional method of eating caviar is everything found inside was assembled exactly to by rolling it between your thumb and index replicate Child’s original workspace. finger and then into your mouth. If you’ve • There are over 1,200 individual pieces from paid over $30,000, however, you’ve earned Child in the exhibit, including equipment housed the right to eat it any way you choose! in the cabinets and drawers. These objects are • There are expensive foods, and then there are not visible to the general public, but hundreds of odd foods. In the West, we may be tempted to others still are. squash a beatle or cricket in our house, or at least shoo it outside. In many Asian countries, insects are welcome in the kitchen; in fact Fascinating Food they’re on the menu! With all the talk about a famous chef, it seems only natural to spend a little time on food as well. • While coconut milk comes from the coconut Here are some fun and interesting facts about flesh, coconut water is the liquid actually various culinary delights, rare and not-so-rare, found within the coconut. In addition to being refreshing, coconut water has another, found in the United States and abroad. unexpected use. • The most expensive coffee in the world comes from beans called the Kopi Luwak. These • Coconut water is actually an acceptable beans sell for $120 to $600 a pound and are substitute for blood plasma. It has a PH level sold mainly in Japan and the United States. The that is ideal. It is also sterile. beans are found in areas with high numbers of • For anyone who really loves cherry pie, there Civets, a cat-sized mammal whose diet of ripe are reasons to encourage your continued berries creates a unique environment for the consumption of this wonderful (though growth of these rare beans. calorie-rich) dessert. It turns out that the • The popsicle was invented in 1905 by Frank Epperson, though its creation was entirely by accident. After leaving a mixture of soda and water with a stir stick on his porch on a night of freezing temperatures in San Francisco, Epperson awoke to discover the solution frozen

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Ban Pit Bulls? On Aug. 16, 1896, George Carmack spots nuggets of gold in a creek bed near the Klondike River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in the American West. Over the next two years, as many as 50,000 would-be miners arrived in the region.

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’ve been reading recent reports that some communities in the United States are trying to ban certain breeds of dogs, like pit bulls. I think this is a great idea, because pit bulls are so unpredictable and violent. Do you agree? -- Carol in Tacoma, Wash.

On Aug. 17, 1915, Charles F. Kettering is issued a patent for his “engine-starting device” -- the first electric ignition for automobiles. In the early years, drivers used hand cranks to start the internal combustion process that powered car engines. On Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Social Security Act. Although it was initially created to combat unemployment during the Great Depression, Social Security now functions primarily as a safety net for retirees and the disabled. On Aug. 18, 1940, Walter Percy Chrysler, the founder of the American automotive corporation that bears his name, dies in New York. Aside from automobiles, Chrysler was known for financing the 77-story Art Deco Chrysler Building skyscraper in midtown Manhattan. When completed in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world and the first manmade structure to top 1,000 feet. On Aug. 19, 1953, the Iranian military, with the assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran. As thanks for the help, the Shah signed over 40 percent of Iran’s oil fields to U.S. companies. However, the Shah was toppled from power in 1979. On Aug. 13, 1961, East German soldiers begin building a wall between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city. Berlin residents found themselves cut off from friends or family until the wall was dismantled in 1989. On Aug. 15, 1983, Hurricane Alicia forms south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Three days later, the Texas Gulf Coast is slammed by the storm, causing 21 deaths. The $2 billion in damages recorded was a record for hurricane damage in Texas at the time. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


Sports Quiz Answers 1. Tommy John in 1978-79. 2. True. He had 189 victories in 13 A.L. seasons and 135 in 14 N.L. seasons. 3. It was 1967, under coach Murray Warmath. 4. Four seasons. 5. Rosaire Paiement, in 1968. 6. It was 1976 (Dave Marcis). 7. Roger Federer has won the event six times.

Peach-Raspberry Crisp Peaches and raspberries harmonize perfectly in this summer crisp from chef Bobby Flay. 1 lemon 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 tablespoons Demerara or brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 6 ripe peaches, peeled and halved 1 pint raspberries 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon salt Whipped cream or ice cream 1. From lemon, grate 1 tablespoon peel; squeeze 3 tablespoons juice. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, Demerara sugar, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and lemon peel; blend in butter until small and large clumps form. Refrigerate 15 minutes. 2. Preheat oven to 375 F. 3. Cut peaches into 1/4-inch-thick slices. In bowl, toss peaches, berries, cornstarch, salt, lemon juice and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Let stand 15 minutes. 4. In 2-quart ceramic baking dish, spread fruit. Top with crumbs. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until filling is bubbling. Cool 30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. Serves 8. Each serving: About 365 calories, 15g total fat (9g saturated), 38mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 56g total carbs, 4g dietary fiber, 4g protein.

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DEAR CAROL: Nope, I don’t agree. That’s because completely banning specific dog breeds won’t solve the problem of dog bites and attacks. Even dogs of breeds considered benign can attack humans or other dogs -- poodles being the first that come to mind. But, you argue, poodles aren’t violent! Well -- unfortunately, I’ve met a few. The fact is, all breeds of dog have the potential to bite humans. Owners must be aware of and accept this possibility. I try to educate pet owners about better ways to care for their pets. In the case of dog attacks, I feel that education of the owner is the strongest deterrent. That education should start before a person even becomes a dog owner, so that he or she can make the best choice of dog for the household. A pit bull or other type of guard or attack dog may not be ideal for a number of reasons beyond possible temperament: They’re big dogs; they’re powerful; they need lots of attention and training, no matter how nice they appear to be. Dog owners of all breeds -- not just those considered “dangerous” -- need to know the specific behavioral issues of their breed. They need to train their dog, and socialize the dog with both other humans and other dogs. The best way to learn how to do this is to enroll in group training classes with a certified trainer, an investment that pays off all the way down the road. Send your questions or tips to, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. Nas “Life Is Good” 2. Zac Brown Band “Uncaged” 3. Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop 22” 4. Frank Ocean “Channel Orange” 5. Justin Bieber “Believe” 6. Phil Collins “... Hits” 7. One Direction “Up All Night” 8. Soundtrack “Dark Knight Rises” 9. Adele “21” 10. Maroon 5 “Overexposed”

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Three Cheese Zucchini Dish Zucchini alert! You just never know where zucchini might pop up ... even in your slow cooker! 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-fat baking mix 1/4 cup grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing 3 eggs, beaten, or equivalent in egg substitute 3 cups finely chopped unpeeled zucchini 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

1. Spray a slow cooker container with butter-flavored cooking spray. In prepared container, combine baking mix, Parmesan cheese, Italian dressing and eggs. Add zucchini and onion. Mix well to combine. Stir in Cheddar and mozzarella cheese. 2. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Mix well before serving. Makes 6 (3/4 cup) servings.

¥ Each serving equals: 186 calories, 6g fat, 10g protein, 23g carb., 558mg sodium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Meat, 1 Vegetable. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Probably the most widely known jet car of all time would have to be the Green Mamba. Designed, built, driven, owned and just about anything else you can think of by Doug Rose. The Green Mamba has been running all over the USA since the mid sixtys. Today, Doug takes the Green Mamba out to the circle tracks and does his shows and car burns. Currently based out of Florida, The Green Mamba and Doug are definately worth the trip to see in action.

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