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6. MOVIES: Who wrote the music score to the movie “Jaws”?

1. LANGUAGE: In English slang, what is a jumper? 2. LITERATURE: What author used the pen name Ellis Bell? 3. SUPERHEROES: Who was the Green Hornet’s sidekick? 4. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Laos? 5. MUSIC: The film “Rhapsody in Blue” was a biographical movie about what composer?

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PINCH OF SALT (continued): Michigan, Texas, Ohio, Kansas and New Mexico in the United States. There are such large beds near Salzburg, Austria, it was aptly named “The City of Salt.” The United Kingdom is also home to extensive salt beds. • Throughout history, salt has been a valuable item of trade. Governments have frequently controlled the price of salt, maintaining a monopoly by charging special taxes. Salt taxes have supported monarchs and funded wars. During the Middle Ages, salt was so expensive, it earned the nickname “white gold.”

as the Via Salaria, which led from Rome to the Adriatic Sea, where a salt-producing area was located. In ancient Greece, salt was traded for slaves, leading to the expression, “He is not worth his salt.” In early American history, President Thomas Jefferson hoped that the Lewis and Clark expedition would be able to locate a mountain of salt rumored to stand near the Missouri River, which would have been a very valuable find. American soldiers also received salt as salary during the War of 1812 because the government lacked currency to pay them.

• Salt has been used as currency for centuries. Even up to the beginning of the 20th century, one- • Many cultures use salt in their religious rituals because it symbolizes “incorruptible pound bars of salt were used as money in what purity.” The Shinto religion uses salt to purify is now the country of Ethiopia. Early civilization an area. A handful of salt is even thrown into advanced tremendously once salt’s ability to the center of the wrestling ring by Shintos to preserve food was discovered. No longer were ward off wicked spirits before Sumo wrestlers people dependent on what was readily available begin their match. Buddhist custom calls for to eat, and long-distance travel also increased throwing salt over the shoulder upon entering as preserved provisions could be transported. a house after attending a funeral. This is to Early Roman soldiers’ wages were paid in salt, frighten off evil spirits that might be clinging or salarium argentum, a term from which we to the homeowner’s back. Several European derive our English word “salary.” Romans even countries follow the tradition of throwing a built roads specifically for transporting salt, such handful of salt into a dead person’s coffin before the burial in order to keep the devil away. In some cultures, a bride pours it into her shoes for luck, and parents rub it all over newborn babies.

• Lots of folks believe that spilling salt will bring bad luck. This superstition may have its origins in Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper. Close observation shows an upset salt container at the place of Judas Iscariot, Jesus’ betrayer. The remedy for spilled salt is to toss a pinch over your

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It was British-American poet T.S. Eliot who made the following sage observation: “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” Each fingernail on the Statue of Liberty is nearly a foot long. Filmmaker George Lucas is arguably best known for his “Star Wars” franchise, but he also directed “American Graffiti.” During the making of that earlier film, he designated each reel of film with an R before the reel’s number, and each instance of dialog was prefixed with a D. At one point during the sound mixing, the sound designer needed to use Reel 2, Dialog 2, and so asked for “R2D2.” Lucas liked the sound of it so much that he used it for the name of a robot character in his later work.

Q: I am so bummed that “Unforgettable” was canceled. I love Poppy Montgomery in just about everything she’s in! Any chance we can convince CBS to bring it back? -- Britney F., via email A: In a rare turnabout, CBS recently decided to un-cancel the procedural drama, which stars Poppy and former “Nip/Tuck” star Dylan Walsh. After the May cancellation, the series was being shopped around to other networks, including TNT and Lifetime, when CBS decided to give it another go. “Unforgettable” will return with 13 all-new episodes in summer 2013. *** Q: Earlier this year, I read about a man who allegedly killed his wife while scuba diving on their honeymoon in Australia. Then I believe I saw an interview with Harvey Keitel, and it was mentioned that he’s starring in a movie about the woman’s death. Is that true? If so, when will it come to theaters? -- David W. in Alabama A: Mr. Keitel is indeed starring as Tommy Thomas, the father of Tina Watson, whose suspicious scuba-diving fatality made headlines all over the world when her husband was accused of orchestrating her death for insurance money. But you don’t have to go out to a movie theater to see “Fatal Honeymoon”; the movie premieres on Lifetime Television Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (with re-airings throughout that weekend and the next -- check your local listings). *** Q: Who is the beautiful young woman who plays Lilith on my favorite show, “True Blood”? Can you tell me anything about her? -- Bobby R., via email A: Jessica Clark made quite an impression on “True Blood” viewers when she made her naked, bloody debut as the “mother of all vampires” back in July. Jessica herself is a “True Blood” fangirl and was thrilled to get the chance to be on one of her favorite shows. She eventually got used to the show’s “naked rite of passage,” telling me recently: “After the first, second, third take, you just kind of go: Ooh, I’m naked. You’ve seen it.’ Most of the cast has been through it in some shape or form, so everyone is super supportive. The cast and crew are respectful and professional, but funny as well. Everyone was like: Welcome to “True Blood.” Here’s another Thursday.’” It also was tough keeping her role as Lilith a secret from family and friends: “It was something the show wanted to keep under wraps, because it’s been building all season. Part of the fun and the mystery of True Blood’ is that you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen. So, I couldn’t tell anybody.” *** Q: Since they wrapped up the Rosie Larsen murder on “The Killing,” will it be back for another season? -- Ron A., Bangor, Maine A: It saddens me to report that AMC has decided not to pick up “The Killing” for a third season. At least we found out who killed Rosie Larsen. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

You can tell a cranberry is ripe when it can be dribbled like a basketball. Those who study such things (and seemingly have too much time on their hands) say that a quarter has 119 grooves around the outside edge, while dimes have 118. Have you ever heard of a woman named Thelma Pickles? Unless you’re a somewhat obsessive fan of the Beatles, probably not. She was John Lennon’s first girlfriend. Among those who play basketball professionally, the men average 6 feet, 7 inches tall, while the women average an even 6 feet. If you’re a vegetarian, you’re part of the 3 percent of American adults who shun meat. In India, though, you’d be part of a much larger minority; nearly a third of the population of that country is vegetarian. You may be surprised to learn that the pound sign is officially known as an octothorpe.

*** Thought for the Day: “A pessimist is a person who has listened to too many optimists.” -- Don Marquis

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MOVIES OF THE WEEK “Battleship” (PG-13) -- This vessel doesn’t even deliver a shipment of cheap thrills. There are no thrills, and everything in this flick is a clear product of a bloated budget. The hero is Lt. Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch, who you don’t remember from the bigger-budgeted mega-flop “John Carter”). He’s on this boat with Liam Neeson as his superior. The aliens are heaping eyefuls of computer-generated machines without much menace or intrigue to them. Somehow inspired by the board game of the same name, director Peter Berg gets only white pegs, since every shot he takes is a miss. This could be -- simultaneously -- the loudest movie ever and the easiest to sleep through. “The Lucky One” (PG-13) -- This one fits squarely in the “Another Nicholas Sparks Ad-

elapsed times at well over 220 mph will entertain fans. The northwest BB funny cars return for their second date at Mission in 2012. Up to 10 of these nostalgia-bodied funny cars will lay down side-by-side 600 foot smoky burnouts in about six seconds. Kids or kids at heart will love the quarter-mile wheelstands by Ed “Jelly Belly” Jones and Rick “The Frisbie Man” Marcum. These crowd-pleasing racers rip down the track on the rear wheels at over 100 mph. Then the fire show and afterburner pops of 300 mph jet dragsters and funny cars will wow the crowd, as the vehicles light up the skies and blast down the track. Darrin Bay’s two-car jet dragster team, the Incinerator and Black Rat will make their debut at Mission and both are capable of 300 mph. Derek Snelson’s WarHawk jet funny car, and the Warped Speed jet funny car (owned by Darrin Bay) and driven by Richard Smith are two of the quickest and fastest jet funny cars in the world. By 8:30 p.m., as darkness hits the facility, all the wild and crazy feature classes do it again. The jet cars finish off Saturday at around 9:30 p.m. with round two. Admission is $10 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday (includes pit passes). A three-day pass is $50, and kids under 12 are admitted free with an adult. Visit missionraceway. com for more details, and speedzonemagazine. com will have the action all weekend long. Special thanks

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aptation” category. Zac Efron’s character was a Marine in Iraq who became fixated on a foundphoto of some woman, and believes it kept him alive. He seeks out the girl from the photo when he returns to the states, and finds Beth (Taylor Schilling), a single mother who runs a dog kennel. When he finds her, instead of professing his love (or whatever), he accepts a job helping out around the place. Other Sparks books have been handled better, but this is no “The Notebook.” Efron and Schilling have no discernible chemistry. If you want to hear the sappiest dialog ever uttered with sunbeams and tree boughs framing every shot, you could do better with the Hallmark Channel.

“Think Like a Man” (PG-13) -- It may be somewhat standard romantic-comedy fare, but it’s non-toxic and kinda sweet. Drawing from Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” the story follows a group of men and women with different issues in their different relationships. The cast is a likable assembly of attractive people. The spread-out story is handled well enough that nothing feels lost. All in all, for an ensemble romcom that doesn’t get weighed down in details or depression, this movie has the right mindset. “Darling Companion” (PG-13) -- Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton are a married couple with a fading spark. Keaton’s character forms a strong bond with a dog she finds on the side of the road, nurses him back to health and names him “Freeway.” In a beautiful vacation home in the mountains, the dog runs off, and the affluent middleaged people must find their dog and probably fix their marriage in the process. It’s about as tedious and slow as it sounds, but maybe inoffensive and accessible if you’re not wholly paying attention. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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PINCH OF SALT (continued): left shoulder, which supposedly blinds the devil waiting there. Those who really want to be safe also crawl under the table and come out the opposite side. The Norwegians’ superstition about spilled salt says that a person will shed as many tears as necessary to dissolve the amount spilled, while superstitious Germans believe that spilling salt brings about hostility, the result of the devil disturbing peace. • Because fruits and vegetables are nearly salt-free, vegetarians are often at risk for dietary problems. The human body needs electrolytes to function, and without salt, it runs out of electrolytes. • The familiar cylindrical salt container with the metal spout was introduced by Morton in 1911. Prior to that, salt was packaged in large cumbersome bags, which, during wet weather, wouldn’t allow the pouring of salt. Morton’s slogan “When it rains, it pours” touted its moisture-proof container. In 1914, the company introduced its famous “umbrella girl” on packaging. Her appearance has been updated five times since, in 1921, 1933, 1941, 1956 and 1968.

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• Salt has about 14,000 different uses, including helping in household tasks. When added to one 7. Who was the last male amateur to lead after a tablespoon of lemon juice, it removes rust from scissors and other household tools. Just mix round of a golf major before Tom Lewis did it at into a paste and rub on the rusty area. Salt also the British Open in 2011? removes coffee stains from glass coffee pots. Mix 4 teaspoons of salt with a cup of crushed ice and a (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. tablespoon of water and swirl it around in the pot. A handful of salt thrown into the flames in your fireplace helps loosen chimney soot. Are you troubled by weeds and grass growing up in your patio or sidewalk bricks and blocks? Spread salt in the cracks and sprinkle with water. You can remove the odor of fish from your hands by rubbing them with a lemon wedge dipped in salt.

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• Only about 6 percent of the world’s salt finds its way to the table. The de-icing of streets and highways eats If your bananas start to brown on the outside, put up another 17 percent of the production. It’s also used in the leather tanning process; in the production them in the fridge. They’ll still get brown, but the of paper, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, paint products, batteries, glass, ceramics and adhesives; and as inside will stay firm instead of getting mushy. a refrigerant.

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to protect the eyes from blowing sand and can Most of us know that camels are reffered to as also close its nostrils as a defense. Like the “ships of the desert,” but what else do you know cow, camels are ruminants, meaning they about this unusual creature? Follow along and have a multi-chambered stomach. learn some new facts! • The camel’s legs are very thin, yet they are • One hump or two? A one-hump camel is of able to support not only the 1,500 pounds Arabian descent and is known as the dromedary. (680 kg) of the camel’s body weight, but heavy The two-humped Asian variety is called the cargo weighing up to another 1,000 pounds Bactrian. Although subjected to East Asia’s (454 kg). blistering summers of over 100ºF (38ºC), they are also able to endure winter temperatures of • If you think the camel’s hump is a reserve -20ºF (-29ºC). • Although you might think the camel is a homely animal, its name comes from the Arabic word meaning “beauty.” • A camel is an ungulate, in other words, a mammal with hooves. Each foot has two toes and a pad, and the pads spread as it walks, enabling it to maneuver on soft sand without sinking. The camel’s body is specially designed to protect itself from sand — It has three eyelids

of water to help him through the hot desert, you’re mistaken! The hump, rising about 30 inches (75 cm) out of the body, is actually fat, up to 80 pounds (36 kg) worth, that the animal can metabolize for energy and water as needed. As the camel travels great distances without sustenance, it uses up its hump’s stores, and it arrives at its destination with a flabby hump or no hump at all! A camel is able to tolerate a 40

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On Aug. 28, 1774, Elizabeth Ann Bayley is born in New York City. She went on to found the first Catholic school and the first female apostolic community in the United States. She also was the first American-born saint beatified by the Roman Catholic Church. On Sept. 1, 1850, circus entrepreneur P.T. Barnum brings to the United States Jenny Lind, the greatest opera performer in the world in the mid-19th century. Lind -- “The Swedish Nightingale” -- was a sensation. Her tour is believed to have netted Barnum close to a half-million dollars, an astonishing sum in 1850. On Aug. 27, 1883, the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on Krakatau (also called Krakatoa), a small island located in Indonesia. Heard 3,000 miles away, the explosions threw 5 cubic miles of earth 50 miles into the air and created 120-foot tsunamis. On Aug. 29, 1942, the Red Cross reveals that Japan has refused free passage of ships carrying food, medicine and other necessities for American POWs held by Japan. Japan allowed just one-tenth of what POWs elsewhere received to reach prisoners in their territories. On Aug. 31, 1959, Brooklyn Dodgers left-hander Sandy Koufax strikes out 18 batters, setting a new National League record for most strikeouts in a single game. Koufax retired after the 1966 season at just 30 years old because of arthritis in his elbow. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972. On Aug. 30, 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual. On Sept. 2, 1987, the trial of Mathias Rust, the 19-year-old German pilot who flew his Cessna plane into Red Square in May 1987, begins in Moscow. Rust had become an international celebrity after he flew completely undetected through Soviet airspace. At his trial, Rust claimed he was merely trying to promote world peace. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

ANSWERS Sports Quiz Answers 1. Jeff Bagwell, in 1991. 2. Bill McKechnie (Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Cincinnati). 3. Ron Yary in 1968 (Minnesota) and O.J. Simpson in 1969 (Buffalo). 4. Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki did it in the 2000-01 season. 5. Jaromir Jagr, with 16. 6. It was the 2000 Summer Olympics. 7. Mike Reid, in the 1976 U.S. Open.

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A great summer salad combo -- grilled chicken breasts, red peppers and onions tossed in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette with peppery arugula leaves.

ALL ABOUT CAMELS (continued): percent loss in body mass. • When the camel is ready to replenish its water supply, it can drink 30 gallons (135 l) in just 13 minutes! A camel has the ability to carefully preserve its body’s hydration by increasing its own body temperature, thus preventing sweating and subsequent water loss. Nostrils also trap water vapor and return it to the body’s fluids. In addition, the green plants the camel ingests contain moisture that further contributes to its hydration. It’s not unusual for a camel to endure several weeks or to travel up to 100 miles (161 km) without water. • Although the camel might appear clumsy or ungainly, it can actually run up to 40 miles per hour (64 km/hr) in a short burst and sustain longer distances at 25 miles per hour (40 km/hr). • Many of the deserts’ nomadic tribes count on camel milk as one of their staple foods. The milk is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins and is lower in fat and cholesterol than cow’s milk. Bedouins frequently process it into a nutritious drinkable yogurt, and some of these roaming tribes live on nothing but camel milk for six months. • The female carries her young between 12 and 14 months. The season and the availability of food both affect the length of gestation. The average camel lives 40 to 50 years.

Balsamic Vinaigrette 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 small garlic clove, crushed with garlic press 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper Vegetables and Chicken 2 red peppers 2 yellow peppers 1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 cup grape tomatoes 1 bunch (about 4 ounces) arugula, tough stems removed 1. Prepare Balsamic Vinaigrette: In serving bowl, with wire whisk, blend all vinaigrette ingredients; set aside. 2. Prepare Vegetables and Chicken: Cut each pepper lengthwise in half; discard stems and seeds. With hand, flatten each pepper half. In bowl, toss peppers and onion wedges with 3 teaspoons oil. Rub chicken breasts with remaining 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. 3. Grill chicken over medium heat. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until juices run clear when thickest part of breast is pierced with tip of knife, turning over once. 4. While chicken cooks, place onion wedges and peppers, skin side down, on same grill. Cook onion about 15 minutes or until golden, turning occasionally; cook peppers 18 to 20 minutes or until skins are charred and blistered. 5. Remove onion wedges from grill to plate. Transfer chicken to cutting board. Wrap peppers in foil and allow to steam at room temperature 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle. 6. While peppers are steaming, slice chicken breasts crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips. 7. Remove peppers from foil; discard skins. Thinly slice peppers. Add peppers, chicken, onion, tomatoes and arugula to bowl with dressing; toss gently to coat. Serves 4. ¥ Each serving: About 330 calories, 16g total fat (3g saturated), 72mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 18g total carbs, 3g dietary fiber, 29g protein.

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Hawaiian Lime Cottage Cheese Salad You don’t have to serve just plain old cottage cheese when you have this delicious recipe in your collection! It’s colorful, easy, tasty and healthy. That makes it just about perfect.

3 cups fat-free cottage cheese

1. In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese and dry gelatin. Stir in pineapple, whipped topping and co-

1 (4-serving) package sugar-free lime gelatin conut extract. Add pecans. Mix gently to combine. 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, packed in 2. Transfer mixture to attractive serving bowl. fruit juice, drained

Evenly sprinkle coconut over top. Refrigerate for

3/4 cup reduced-calorie whipped topping

at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before

1 teaspoon coconut extract

serving. Makes 6 (2/3 cup) servings.

3 tablespoons chopped pecans

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