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Before universities took on the spon-sorship of trivia bowls, American com-panies like Good Housekeeping maga-zine and General Electric backed trivia contests for students. Good House-keeping sponsored a trivia bowl on the radio, referred to as “the varsity sport of the mind,” from 1953 to 1955. In January 1959, the most well-known of all college bowls was launched with GE as its sponsor.

The GE College Bowl became a hit net-work television show, originally hosted by Allen Ludden and later Robert Earle. It ran about 25 to 40 weeks each year on Saturdays and Sundays for 17 sea-sons, until June 1970. During its run, the College Bowl won numerous ac-colades from presidents to Congress to the PTA and received a slew of awards, including an Emmy and the Peabody Award for outstanding achievement in entertainment and education.

In today’s world of college bowls, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point boasts the world’s largest trivia contest. The contest, which has run for 38 years, is open to anyone and played in April each year. It spans 54 hours throughout a weekend with eight ques-tions every hour. There are 500 teams with one to 50 players, and the top 10 are awarded trophies.

TRIVIAL PURSUITTRIVIA

The word “trivia” is the plural form of “trivium,” a Latin noun taken from “triple” and “via.” In short, trivia is re-ferred to as knowledge that is good to have but nonessential – mainly it’s ma-terial for answering quiz questions.

But trivia became essential with the arrival of the board game, Trivial Pur-

suit.

On Dec. 15, 1979, a photo journalist for the “Montreal Gazette,” Chris Haney, and a sports journalist for “The Cana-dian Press,” Scott Abbott, were playing a game of Scrabble when they decided to invent their own game. Two years later, their invention was trademark registered and eventually released as Trivial Pursuit.

The fi rst copies of Trivial Pursuit sold at a loss. Manufacturing costs for the cop-ies were $75 each game; retailers sold it for $15. Then, in 1983, Selchow and Righter, a U.S. game manufacturer and distributor, bought the rights to Trivial Pursuit; and, after an all-out public relations campaign, the game became “the biggest phenomenon in game his-tory,” according to Time magazine.

In December 1993, Games Magazine named Trivial Pursuit to the “Games Hall of Fame.”

As time went on, Trivial Pursuit came out with pop-culture games like the Beatles Trivia Pursuit and Seinfeld Trivia Pursuit. As technology crept in, Trivial Pursuit kept up, with Trivial Pursuit games for computer and video, cell phones, the Wii and the iPod. Have you ever been to a bar and played the video version of Trivial Pursuit while sipping a beer?

Regardless of the variety, the basics re-main the same. In 2008, Parker Broth-ers released Trivial Pursuit: the Best of Genus. The edition is a collection of “best” questions in all of the categories from the past 25 years, from people and places to sports and leisure to sci-ence and nature.

Some of the all-time, best-loved Trivial Pursuit questions can be silly, funny or a bit personal.

For example:

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Who once warned: “Never eat more than you can lift”?

What African animal’s name is made up of the letters n, g and u?

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T.V. TRIVIA GAMESThe popularity of the board game gave birth to trivia-related television shows like “Jeopardy” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” And for the younger set (or adults shot down by Jeopardy), there is “Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader?”

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Most of the trivial pursuits-of-the-same-name-television game shows were short-lived.

The Family Channel’s “Trivial Pursuit” game show aired from 1993 to 1995, with announcers Wink Martindale and Randy West.

Running only one season was Trivial Pursuit: America Plays. The game show premiered in September 2008 but wasn’t renewed, even though it was based on an interactive format, where the public sent in questions with a po-tential to win money at home.

THE TRIVIA GURUThere’s always the smarty pants in the crowd.

Wilson Casey is known as “The Trivia Guy.” He is an American columnist, author and entertainer and holds two Guinness World Book of Records for a 30-hour live, continuous broadcast on radio station WKDY-AM that took place Jan. 9 and Jan. 10, 1999, in Spar-tanburg, SC. During the 30-hour trivia marathon, he asked and correctly iden-tifi ed 3,333 questions.

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There’s trivia games for foodies, sci-ence geeks and sports enthusiasts,

among others. Who can talk trivia without mentioning need-to-know facts about Super Bowl?

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• No NFL team has ever played the Su-per Bowl on its own home fi eld.

• No Super Bowl game has ever gone into overtime play.

• Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving as the day Americans consume the largest amount of food.

• The fi rst Super Bowl was played in 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-to-10.

There also is plenty of trivia for ento-mologists (those who study insects).

Did you know? (Do you care to know?)

• Amazon ants (red ants found in the western U.S.) steal the larvae of other ants to keep as slaves. The slave ants build homes for and feed the Amazon ants, who cannot do anything but fi ght. They depend completely on their slaves for survival.

• The honeybee kills more people worldwide than all the poisonous snakes combined.

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250 Rocky Ford DR 3,2,0 1912 1,703 1,703 $160,000 $160,000 11/01/10 142

783 Century LN 3,2,2 1998 1,739 1,739 $169,900 $160,000 11/18/10 75

379 4Th ST 3,2,2 1965 1,100 1,100 $173,000 $168,000 11/30/10 55

17090 Snowwood DR 3,3,2 2000 1,430 2,061 $178,900 $172,000 11/23/10 207

1103 Yellow Dogwood HT 3,4,1 2006 1,863 1,896 $187,500 $187,500 11/05/10 163

304 Candletree CR 3,3,2 1995 1,740 2,496 $191,900 $191,900 11/30/10 101

1040 Tari PL 3,4,2 1978 3,811 3,811 $204,900 $150,800 11/19/2010 155

2386 Creek Valley CR 4,2,2 2004 2,703 2,772 $209,900 $204,900 11/19/10 166

240 Holbrook ST 4,3,2 1993 1,893 2,546 $219,900 $215,000 11/10/10 209

17855 Fairplay WY 5,3,2 1986 2,615 2,826 $222,000 $207,000 11/10/10 119

300 Buttonwood CT 3,3,2 1979 2,362 2,546 $235,000 $230,000 11/30/10 179

455 High ST 3,3,2 2000 2,849 2,998 $242,900 $240,000 11/30/2010 14

685 Rembrandt CT 4,4,2 1986 2,414 2,508 $247,900 $229,900 11/30/10 119

15750 Candle Creek 4,4,2 1999 2,723 2,781 $250,000 $250,000 11/12/10 152

444 Talus RD 5,3,2 2001 2,849 3,051 $272,000 $257,000 11/24/10 106

447 Whistler Creek 3,3,3 2007 2,620 2,620 $285,000 $284,100 11/06/10 13

3885 Highview DR 5,4,2 1986 3,322 3,420 $289,000 $274,000 11/12/10 519

15933 Dawson Creek DR 3,3,3 2004 2,447 3,647 $299,900 $289,000 11/19/10 8

17658 Water Flume 4,3,2 2009 2,604 2,668 $300,000 $300,000 11/02/10 138

265 All Sky DR 4,3,3 2006 2,312 3,352 $307,950 $301,000 11/18/20 137

15658 Lacuna DR 5,4,3 2000 4,061 4,129 $309,000 $301,200 11/30/10 150

18170 Woodhaven 4,3,2 1980 2,187 2,187 $309,500 $293,000 11/08/10 24

15150 Deby DR 4,3,2 1970 2,641 2,812 $310,000 $310,000 11/01/10 134

18420 Sunburst DR 3,3,3 1983 2,499 2,499 $325,000 $317,000 11/10/10 102

15640 Lacuna DR 4,4,3 2000 2,936 3,032 $335,000 $328,000 11/29/10 104

19881 Doewood DR 3,3,3 1998 2,102 4,170 $359,900 $349,900 11/05/10 35

1425 Spring Park DR 3,3,4 1962 4,167 4,167 $375,000 $375,000 11/19/10 200

17550 E Caribou DR 4,3,3 1999 4,113 4,219 $385,000 $385,000 11/30/10 239

16654 Mystic Canyon DR 4,3,3 2010 3,149 3,538 $389,500 $390,952 11/22/10 235

16134 Gold Creek DR 4,3,3 2004 3,146 3,178 $389,900 $390,000 11/24/10 163

3255 Double Tree CT 6,5,3 2001 4,807 4,880 $399,000 $363,000 11/23/10 115

18110 Martingale RD 4,3,2 2000 3,017 3,253 $399,999 $375,000 11/22/10 375

17750 Barrington CT 3,3,2 1995 2,697 2,697 $400,000 $375,000 11/30/10 152

3330 Double Tree CT 6,3,3 2004 3,212 3,776 $419,900 $405,000 11/19/10 177

20376 Bald Mountain 4,3,3 2004 3,521 3,701 $430,000 $425,000 11/05/10 199

19645 Insborough CT 5,5,3 2000 4,554 4,600 $450,000 $450,000 11/30/10 210

19660 Glen Shadows DR 4,5,3 2001 4,279 4,323 $453,900 $431,500 11/16/10 87

3095 Stage Line CT 4,4,4 2005 4,013 4,158 $498,500 $486,000 11/12/10 54

15909 Forest Light 5,3,3 2002 4,573 5,003 $499,500 $437,000 11/24/10 100

19870 Hidden Springs Gle 5,4,3 2005 4,522 4,555 $530,000 $520,000 11/05/10 99

19775 Bright Wing 5,5,5 1994 5,078 5,830 $574,900 $530,000 11/26/10 106

830 Newgate CT 5,5,3 2006 5,040 5,150 $588,000 $540,000 11/30/10 153

17672 Cabin Hill LN 4,4,4 2005 4,370 4,370 $599,900 $517,150 11/10/10 207

4182 Mountain Dance DR 4,5,3 2001 5,029 5,572 $650,000 $625,000 11/17/10 512

5165 Hidden Rock 4,5,4 2005 6,011 6,011 $825,000 $800,000 11/30/10 5

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In 2001, Nanci co-founded and directed the Dalit Freedom Network (DFN), a nonprofi t organization dedicated to the emancipation of India’s Dalit. She brings you along on her journeys to India through her engaging photographs and descriptive stories. You can see her photographs and read her stories, but most importantly you will be drawn into her heart for the nation of India. Nanci has passionately communicated about the plight of the Dalits to countless audiences. She has testifi ed before the US Congress as well as presented to large and small Indian and American audiences, interest groups, universities, and churches.

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Nanci brings her experience as a Pediatric Physical Therapist, passionate visionary, published medical researcher, wound care specialist, community leader, and photographer to her artistic narrative. Currently, she is the Associate Pastor of Restoration Community Church, the author of “To Love the Slumdog”, and President of the Spiritual Formation Alliance. With a strong desire to see the world transformed, Nanci has mentored and mobilized many young leaders to look beyond their circ*mstances and make positive changes in the world. She is a passionate leader, developer, visionary strategist, and facilitator. As an engaging communicator, Nanci is the consummate storyteller.

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So, it’s time to fi x these problems, with the all-so-traditional “New Years Reso-lution”. What will you choose? Join a Gym – it’s pricey. Throw a party – no one will come. Buy a massage chair – you’ll fall asleep in it, causing you to miss a meeting, therefore causing even more stress. I know what you’re think-ing, your world has ended and there’s nothing you can do. Wrong. Fortu-nately, the best solution by resolution, to end your life of attitude-pollution,

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I’ll have to admit, she looks good for 73. I’m talking about Jane Fonda. She has two new exercise videos

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The second video, “Jane Fonda’s Prime Time: Walkout,” also has two levels. Both programs have you walk-ing a mile, right in the comfort of your home.

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Promising ourselves that we’ll exercise -- perhaps we should consider this our New Year’s resolution?

Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to [emailprotected].

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STATINS AREN’T ONLY WAY TO LOWERCHOLESTEROL

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor pre-scribed statin drugs to control my LDL cholesterol. First I took lovastatin (Meva-cor) and then simvastatin (Zocor), but I had muscle pain and weakness with them. I am reluctant to start the pravastatin (Pra-vachol) that he now has prescribed. Are there alternatives? How about Endur-acin? CoQ10 has been suggested. -- D.L.

ANSWER: Statins are the most potent cholesterol-lowering drugs, including low-ering LDL cholesterol -- bad cholesterol, the kind that clings to artery walls. They’ve been around for 20 years, and their safety record has been good. Some people de-velop muscle pain. Those people can try a different statin. You did. However, you might be reacting a bit too fast in rejecting pravastatin (Pravachol). It is the statin that most infrequently is involved with muscle complaints.I don’t know any herb on the list of herbs you included (in an edited part of the let-ter) that compare with medicines for cho-lesterol control. However, there are things you can do to lower cholesterol, including reducing your saturated fat and cholesterol intake. Saturated fats are the fats found in many meats, whole-fat dairy products and many other commercially prepared foods. You have to look on the label. Omega-3 fatty acids lower cholesterol. They’re found in fi sh. If you cannot stand fi sh, take the omega-3s in pill form.Questran, Colestid, Welchol and Zetia are cholesterol-lowering drugs that are unre-lated to statins.Niacin can increase HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and lower triglycerides, fats that also fi gure into artery clogging. Endur-

acin is a slow-release preparation of niacin. Slow-release preparations were introduced to lessen fl ushing, one of the side effects of niacin.Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is an antioxi-dant made by the body and also is available in pill form. Antioxidants counter the dam-aging byproducts coming from cell chem-istry. I don’t see any references mentioning that it lowers cholesterol.

The cholesterol booklet gives an in-depth treatment of cholesterol. Readers can or-der a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 201W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the re-cipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

***DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am an 80-year-old male. I work out on a Cybex weight machine and also on a treadmill. I was diagnosed as having an umbilical hernia. Please discuss it. Is surgery recommended at my age? Will working out aggravate it? -- C.R.

ANSWER: All hernias are protrusions of internal organs or tissues through a defect in the wall that’s supposed to hold them in place. In your case, the defect is the umbili-

cus -- the navel, the bellybutton. With age, the scar that closes the umbilicus (the site where the umbilical cord from the placenta attaches to the fetus) weakens, and a hernia can form.If the hernia isn’t large, isn’t bothering you and doesn’t put a crimp in your lifestyle, nothing has to be done.When you work out, does the hernia bulge larger? If it does, you should limit the amount of weight you lift. If it doesn’t, then you can continue as you are, so long

as your doctor concurs.

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The holiday season is the busiest time of year for gatherings, celebrations and fes-tive feasts with family and friends. This

year, add your own spicy touch to enhance the traditional holiday experience from appetizers, to starters, to the main dish. Your guests will be begging for the recipes.

Instead of the traditional ham or turkey, create new family favorites. To make dishes that are the spotlights of the buffet table, start with fl avor-ful ingredients like fi re-roasted tomatoes and hot peppers. Braised Chicken With Tomatoes and Peppers is fi ery main-dish alternative to tradi-tional holiday fare.

The chicken is seasoned with chili powder, cumin and cilantro, and simmered with onions, garlic, bell peppers and jalape–o chilies. The fl avorful ingredients beautifully complement the smoki-ness of the fi re-roasted tomatoes. Roasting over a special blend of hardwood gives the tomatoes a delicious smoky fl avor that comes out in the recipe. Adding hot peppers adds a spicy kick to the dish.

In addition to the ease and convenience of us-ing canned tomatoes, Braised Chicken With To-matoes and Peppers can be prepared in less than one hour. The dish also can be prepared a day in advance, allowing you more time to spend with your guests.

This is a buffet-friendly dish that can be served in shallow bowls over white or brown rice. Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers is a great way to heat up the new year!

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2 tablespoons olive or canola oil 1 cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds), skin removed 1/4 teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges 2 cloves garlic, fi nely chopped 1 medium yellow or green bell pep-per, cut into bite-size strips 2 medium jalape–o chilies, seeded, fi nely chopped, divided 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilan-tro 2 teaspoons mild or hot chili pow-der 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen Or-ganic Fire Roasted diced tomatoes, undrained 1/2 cup chicken broth Hot cooked rice or couscous, if de-siredLime wedges, if desired

1. In deep 12-inch skillet or 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken pieces to skillet; cook 5 to 6 minutes, turn-

ing occasionally, until chicken is light golden brown. Remove chick-en from skillet; set aside. 2. In same skillet, add onion, garlic, bell pepper and 1 chopped chili, 1 tablespoon of the cilantro, the chili powder and the cumin. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, un-til vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in the tomatoes and the broth, until well mixed. 3. Return chicken to skillet; spoon sauce over chicken. Heat to boil-ing. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, turning chicken once, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170 F for breasts; 180 F for thighs and drumsticks). 4. Serve in shallow bowls over rice; sprinkle with remaining cilantro and jalapeno pepper. Serve with

lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Angela Shelf Medearis is known as The Kitchen Diva! She’s the executive pro-ducer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!” cooking show on Hulu.com. Her newest inspirational book is “10 Ingredients for a Joyous Life and a Peaceful Home -- A Spiritual Memoir,” co-written with Pas-tor Salem Robinson, Jr., www.dunnsme-morial.com. Visit her Web site at www.divapro.com.

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Trivia Test ByMarge Svenson Sports Quiz By

Chris Richcreek

1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was Englishman Josiah Wedgwood famous for making?

2. LITERATURE: Who wrote “This Side of Paradise”?

3. HISTORY: When did New Jersey legal-ize casinos?

4. ENTERTAINERS: By what name was comedian William Claude Dukenfi eld bet-ter known?

5. TELEVISION: On which television show did “The Simpsons” family fi rst appear?

6. GEOGRAPHY: To what island group does St. Croix belong?

7. ART: What does a pieta depict?

8. MYTHOLOGY: What are the nine pa-tron goddesses of the arts called?

9. U.S. STATES: Which U.S. state is known as the Gem State?

10. POLITICS: Who was Adlai Stevenson’s vice presidential running mate in 1956?

1. True or false: Cal Ripken is the Balti-more Orioles’ all-time home run leader?

2. Name the pitcher who led the Na-tional League in losses four consecutive seasons (1977-1980).

3. When was the last time Clemson’s football team won at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference title?

4. How many times in NBA history has the league had four 60-win teams in the same season?

5. Who was the last person before Wash-ington’s Alexander Ovechkin in 2009-10 to win the NHL’s Hart Trophy (regular-season MVP) two consecutive years?

6. Since the Chase format began in NA-SCAR’s Cup division, how many times has a non-Chase driver won at Charlotte Motor Speedway?

7. Men’s tennis star Roger Federer won 14 of his fi rst 15 tournament fi nals when facing U.S. players. Who was his only loss to?

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SNIPPETZ® PUZZLES AND TRIVIA

1. Which Alfred Hitchco*ck fi lm featured this song: “What-ever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)”?

2. Who came strolling through the door wearing Johnny’s ring? Bonus for the song title.

3. Name the four members of the group who sang the 1965 hit “California Dreamin’.”

4. Who sang “You’re Still a Young Man,” and when?

5. What is Babyface’s real name? What has his fi rst No. 1 single?

6. Which song mentions dancing in Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C., the Motor City and LA?

7. Who had No. 1 hits with “Daughter” and “Given to Fly”?

New DVD Releases forWeek of January 3, 2011

PICKS OF THE WEEK“Machete” (R) -- “Machete” started out as nothing more than a fake trailer in the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino fl ick “Grindhouse.” But fans of the fi lm clam-ored for more, and so Rodriguez went ahead and made it into a feature-length “Mexsploitation” opus that will thrill any fan of low-budget ‘70s drive-in cinema.Danny Trejo stars as Machete, a former federal agent whose family was murdered by a samurai sword-carrying drug lord

(Steven Seagal). Machete is hired by a guy to assassinate an anti-immigration senator (played with scene-stealing relish by Rob-ert De Niro). What follows is a series of hi-lariously over-the-top action set pieces and brilliant stunt casting (Don Johnson, Rose McGowan, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba and others make cameos). It’s just an awe-some series of hot chicks and stuff blowing up and cheesy dialogue that adds up to two hours of guilty-pleasure entertainment. If you liked “Grindhouse” or “From Dusk Til Dawn,” you’ll love “Machete.”

“Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends: Complete Series” (Unrated) -- Eighteen discs, 62 hours of fun from all fi ve sea-sons, plus a slew of great special features and an 80-page book. Watch Rocky pull a rabbit out of his hat! AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN! See our heroes thwart the evil machinations of Boris and Natasha. Thrill as Mr. Peabody and Sherman travel through

time in the Wayback Machine. Delight in the myriad Fractured Fairy Tales. Return once again to those Saturday mornings of your youth by making yourself a bowl of sugary cereal and rooting for your favorite alumnist from Wossamotta U. That’s what I’magonna do.

“Howl” (R) -- James Franco delivers a riveting performance as legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in this ambitious pro-duction chronicling the writing of, and obscenity trial surrounding, “Howl,” his most famous poem. The fi lm is broken up into segments: an interview with Ginsberg about the poem; his fi rst public reading of the work; the trial; and the highlight of the fi lm -- an animated interpretation of the entire poem. The supporting cast of Jon Hamm, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker, David Strathairn and Bob Balaban give brilliant performances -- leaving us with the impression that they and the entire

production were composing a love letter to a beloved literary work.

TV SERIES“Ricky Gervais Show”Complete First Season

“Top Chef: D.C.”The Complete Season 7

“The Real Housewives ofNew Jersey” Season 2

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” Season 3

“The Sarah Jane Adventures”The Complete Third Season

“iCarly” Season Two, Volume Two “Big Love” The Complete Fourth Season

“Make It or Break It”Season One, Volume Two

“Enemy at the Door” Series Two“Mannix” Fourth Season

“Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern” Collection 4 Pt.2

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SNIPPETZ® COMICS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Answers & Solutions JANUARY 3, 2011

TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS

FLASH BACK ANSWERS1. “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956), sung by Doris Day.2. Judy had his ring in “It’s My Party,” Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit off the “I’ll Cry If I Want To” album.3. The Mamas and The Papas: Denny Doherty, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliot.4. Tower of Power in 1972. Forty years after they started, the soul group still tours.5. Kenneth Brian Edmonds had a hit with “Love Saw It” in 1989. Edmonds apparently has a section of high-way named after him in Indianapolis.6. “Dancing in the Streets,” fi rst recorded by Martha and the Vandellas in 1964.7. Pearl Jam, in 1993 and 1998 respectively.

1. Pottery (Wedgwood tableware)2. F. Scott Fitzgerald

3. 1976 4. W.C. Fields

5. “The Tracey Ullman Show”6. U.S. Virgin Islands

7. Mary and the body of Jesus8. The Muses

9. Idaho10. Estes Kefauver

1. True. He had 431 home runs. Eddie Murray is sec-ond, with 343.2. Phil Niekro of the Atlanta Braves (16-20 in 1977, 19-18 in ‘78, 21-20 in ‘79 and 15-18 in ‘80).3. It was 1991.4. Once -- 1997-98 (Chicago and Utah each won 62 games; Seattle and the Los Angeles Lakers each won 61).5. Buffalo’s Dominik Hasek in 1996-97 and 1997-98.6. Once -- Jamie McMurray in 2010.7. Andre Agassi, in 2002 in Miami.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-ab-sent family member makes contact.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re eager to move forward with a new chal-lenge that suddenly dropped in your lap. But you’d be wise to take this one step at a time to allow new developments to come through.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re al-most ready to make a commitment. A lin-gering doubt or two, however, should be resolved before you move ahead. An asso-ciate could provide important answers.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Caution is still the watchword as you move closer to-ward a decision about a new situation. If you act too fast, you might miss some vital warning signs. Go slowly and stay alert.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your new goal looks promising, and your golden touch does much to enhance its prospects for success. In your private life, Cupid does his best to make your new relationship spe-cial.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That impatient side of yours is looking to goad you into moving before you’re ready to take that big step. Stay calm and cool. Let things fall into place before you act.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A legal matter you hoped could fi nally be set-tled could be a pesky problem for a while, until all the parties agree to stop disagree-ing with each other. Be patient.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Partnerships -- personal or professional -- which began before the new year take on new importance. They also reveal some previously hidden risks. So be warned.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to Decem-ber 21) Your associates are fi rmly on your side, and that persistent problem that has caused you to delay some activities should soon be resolved to your satisfaction.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Favorable changes continue to domi-nate, and you should be responding posi-tively as they emerge. Someone wants to become more involved in what you’re do-ing.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A friend wants to share a secret that could answer some questions you’ve wondered about for a long time. Meanwhile, travel aspects continue to be strong.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Stay on your new course despite so-called well-meaning efforts to discourage you. Rely on your deep sense of self-awareness to guide you to do what’s right for you.

YOU BORN THIS WEEK: You have the capacity to meet challenges that others might fi nd overwhelming, and turn them into successful ventures.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY IN JANUARY

All library programs are free unless oth-erwise noted. For more information, visit ppld.org. Please note: All PPLD libraries will be closed on Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

TODDLER TIMEIn this program, 1- and 2-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively at-mosphere.Wednesdays at 10, 10:30, and 10:50 a.m. – Rockrimmon Library Thursdays 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m. – Briar-gate Library Thursdays at 10 and 10:30 a.m. – Monu-ment Library Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Palmer Lake Li-brary

SNUGGLE UP STORYTIMEA special family story time suggested for children older than 3 years old. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate, and children are encouraged to wear their fa-vorite pajamas and bring a favorite cuddly toy.Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 26 at 7 p.m. – Bri-argate LibraryThursdays at 7:30 p.m. – Monument Li-brary

- DATE-SPECIFIC PROGRAMS -

FIRST FRIDAY FUNTweens ages 9 - 12, boys, girls, and your families: come by to make fl eece blankets

for the children of Mongolia. If you can, bring a two-yard piece of medium color fl eece. We'll be putting two pieces together as a no-sewing involved blanket. Scissors and tables provided. No registration need-ed.Friday, Jan. 7 from 4 - 5 p.m. – Briargate Library

SNOW SHOW PUPPETSDenise Gard is the Snow Queen who tells frosty tales with her frozen puppet friends. Join in the fun and help with the show! Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m. – Monument LibrarySaturday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. – Briargate Library

LET’S PLAY CHESSThe chess boards and pieces will be set up and waiting for you and your friends to be-gin the battle. Join us!Friday, Jan. 14 from 4 - 5 p.m. – Briargate Library

READ IT BEFORE YOU SEE ITKids between the ages of 9 to 12 years of age are invited to read a basic version of Romeo and Juliet and discuss it and the upcoming Disney movie, Gnomeo and Ju-liet. There will also be crafts, snacks, and a chance to win a pass to see the show! Reg-ister online or call 488-2370.Friday, Jan. 14 from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. – Monument Library

ALICE IN WONDERLAND’SMAD HATTER TEA PARTY

January is the birth month of author Lewis Carroll, so join in the crazy fun as we have a Mad Hatter Tea Party for him. Crafts, ac-tivities, cake, and fun!Saturday, Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m. – Rockrim-mon Library

SNOWFLAKE BENTLEYListen to and discuss the Caldecott Medal-winning book Snowfl ake Bentley by Jac-queline Martin with Palmer Lake Elemen-tary School reading teacher Mrs. Phillips. The book is about Wilson Bentley and his obsession with photographing snowfl akes. Make a special craft, too!Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. – Palmer Lake Library

READ IT BEFORE YOU SEE ITRead any book on gnomes, and then come

to the library for some great activities. Pop-corn and fun and a chance to win a movie pass (you must be present to win.) Regis-tration is necessary so sign up soon!)Friday, Jan. 28 from 4 - 5 p.m. – Briargate Library

Pikes Peak Library District was founded in 1903. It is a nationally recognized system of public libraries serving a population of more than 535,000 in El Paso County, Colorado. PPLD’s twelve libraries, online resources, and mobile library service make it a vital force for individual and community transformation.

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SNIPPETZ® BUSINESS, FINANCE & LAW

For additional information, contact:

Adam Grayson755 Hwy.105, Ste M-4 • Palmer Lake, CO

719-481-4964

FINANCIAL FOCUS

SMARTFINANCIAL MOVES FOR

NEW PARENTSProvided by Adam Grayson

of EdwardJones Investments

If you’ve just had a new baby, your life is fi lled with more joy (but less sleep). You’re probably already

aware of the time and effort you must invest in raising your child, but you may not have thought as much about another aspect — the fi nancial one.

Consider this: The average cost of raising a child to age 17 is now $222,360, according to a U.S. De-partment of Agriculture report on how much middle-income, two-par-ent families spend on their offspring. And this is the amount you might spend before your son or daughter heads to college. Clearly, you need to start making the fi nancial moves necessary to take your child from diapers to a degree. Here are some suggestions for doing just that:

Purchase suffi cient life insurance. When it was just you and your spouse, it was a good idea for you to have life insurance — but now that you have a child, it’s an absolute necessity. If you have any doubts about the value of life insurance, just look again at that $222,360 fi gure above, and then tack on the costs of four years of col-lege. If you or your spouse were to die unexpectedly, would the survi-vor earn enough to raise and educate your child? In this day and age, that’s not likely — so make sure you have adequate life insurance in place.

Prepare a will. Obviously, you hope to enjoy a long life — one in which you see your child grow to adulthood. But none of us can predict the future, so it’s essential that you draw up a will to provide for the care of your child, both fi nancially and physically. When you create a will, you can name a guardian to step in and take care of your child, if necessary, and you can

make sure your child receives your fi -nancial assets. However, many people go beyond writing a will and establish a living trust, which gives them more control over how and when they want their assets distributed. Your legal ad-visor can help you prepare a will and determine if a living trust is appropri-ate for your needs.

Maintain adequate cash. To help pay for all those expenses related to child rearing, keep enough cash on hand. By having enough resources available in liquid accounts, you can avoid having to dip into your long-term investments to pay for short-term needs.

Save early and often for college. It’s never too soon to start saving for the high costs of higher education. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged vehicle and may be a great option for your col-lege savings. Contributions to a 529 plan are made with after-tax dollars, and have the opportunity to grow tax-free. Withdrawals used for qualifi ed higher education expenses are also tax free. Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be eligible for a state tax deduction or credit depend-ing on the plan and state.

Stay balanced. As we’ve seen, it takes a lot of money to raise a child. But even as you’re meeting these ex-penses, think about your own future, particularly your retirement. Strive to strike a balance between the mon-ey you spend on your child and the amount you invest in your 401(k), IRA and other retirement-savings ve-hicles.

You can’t put a price-tag on your child’s future, but when it comes to taking care of that child, you’ll want to know the costs involved — and be prepared for them.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its employees and fi nancial advisors can not provide tax or legal advice.

Please consult your tax or legal pro-fessional regarding your particular situation.

Have a safe Holiday Season!

Best Wishes from

LEARN ABOUT THE MARKET WITH A FREE CUP OF COFFEE.

You’re invited ...to join us at our next coffee club meeting.

Discussing current updates on the market and the economyin a relaxed, informal setting is a great way to get to knowone another. Plus, the coffee’s on us.

Please join us at the next meeting of our coffee club andbring a friend.

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755 Hwy 105Suite M-4Palmer Lake, CO 80133719-481-4964

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SNIPPETZ® BUSINESS, FINANCE & LAW

❖ Business Formation

❖ Business Planning

❖ Intellectual Property

❖ Employment Law

❖ Mergers and Acquisitions

❖ Wills, Estate, Probate

❖ Transactional (Contract) Services

Lisa Welch StevensAttorney at Law, P.C.

Admitted to Colorado State Barand U.S. Federal Bar for the

District of Colorado

Member: Colorado & El Paso County Bar Association

719.488.9395lisa@lwslawfi rm.com • www.lwslawfi rm.com

PREPAID CARDS: LOAD AT YOUR OWN RISK

The government did us a favor when it cre-ated the CARD Act, which reined in banks and credit-card companies that had been

collecting millions of extra dollars from consum-ers.

Thanks to the Card ACT, we gained 21 days to make a payment, 45 days notifi cation of serious changes in terms, the little box on the statements that shows how long it will take to pay off the debt

if we only pay the minimum, and more.

Now a new industry has sprung up, devising new ways to separate us from our dollars: the prepaid card, also called the “reloadable” card.

Consumers are invited to use the prepaid cards as they would a bank: deposit a paycheck, have bills automatically paid out of the balance, buy gro-ceries. The cards can be purchased and reloaded nearly anywhere, including convenience stores and big-box stores.

Prepaid cards are becoming big business as more and more people opt out of having regular check-ing and savings accounts. Some lack good credit; many don’t want to incur credit-card interest; while others simply want the convenience of not carrying cash.

The prepaid cards, however, don’t come with the same protections as credit cards: Those CARD Act laws don’t cover prepaid cards, especially when it comes to fees. If you put, say, $100 on a prepaid card, you’d think you’d have that whole $100 of your own money to spend.Not so.

Prepaid cards can come with: purchase fees, activa-tion fees, minimum deposit fees, card-replacement fees, withdrawal fees, ATM inquiry fees, cancel-lation fees, monthly fees, reload fees, annual fees, PIN fees and even fees to talk to customer service. Prepaid cards generally put a temporary lock on your funds when used at a gas station or for hotels, denying you access to your own money.

Some of the prepaid cards even include a line of credit or overdraft protection. If you don’t keep careful track of the associated fees, you can spend more than you expect and incur debt. There’s also no credit reporting with prepaid cards, which means they can’t be used to build up a credit history.

Instead of paying fees to use your own money, open a bank account and use the debit card that comes with it.

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In a Colorado divorce, marital property will be equitably divided between the spouses. The spouses’ separate property, if any, will

be set aside to each spouse. What is “separate property”?

Separate property is property that was acquired prior to the marriage or property that was ac-quired during the marriage such as an inheri-tance and certain other gifts. For example, if you saved money prior to the marriage or a parent left you money in their will during the marriage, such funds are your separate property, assuming that you have not commingled such funds with marital property.

The Court has no power to divide or distribute separate property. However, the Court does not operate in a vacuum and can take separate prop-erty into consideration when making fi nancial decisions regarding the division and distribution of marital property and the amount and duration of maintenance (alimony).

You may now be thinking that you can rest easy and not worry about your separate property. How-

ever, any increase, such as appreciation, of your separate property during the marriage is marital property and will be divided by the Court! Folks who have been married for a long time and who have separate property investments are probably going to have a lot of marital property resulting from the increase in the value of their separate property investments during the marriage. For example, the little vacation home in Aspen you purchased thirty years ago before your marriage is going to have a huge marital property compo-nent due to the amount it has appreciated during the marriage.

Similarly, if you are fortunate enough to be the benefi ciary (remainderman) of a trust that is no longer revocable (for example, the person who created the trust has died), you may discover that your separate property interest in the trust may have a signifi cant component of marital prop-erty even though you have never received a dime from the trust! The analysis of property inter-ests in trusts is too complicated for an article like this and may require the services of an expert accountant to fi gure out.

Separate property issues in divorce can be very simple or extremely complex depending on the

facts of any given case. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, you need to understand the dif-ferences between separate and marital property, and don’t forget that separate property can create marital property.

You should remember that divorce property law is like any other law: you may not understand it; you may not like it; and you may not think its fair; but it’s the law!

This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice about your case.

Chris Meyer is an attorney practicing family law in Northern El Paso County. Chris’ law practice is limited to domestic relations cases. Chris has been practicing law since 1977. He is a former prosecutor and is licensed to practice law in Col-orado, Florida, California and Wisconsin.

Chris can be contacted at 719-488-9395. Chris’s website (www.cmeyerlaw.com) has additional divorce and family law information and many other articles.

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By Rose FortuneSocial Security Public AffairsSpecialist in Colorado Springs

If you own a business and have em-ployees, you know the law requires you to fi le W-2 forms each year for

them.

Depending on the size of your business and amount of time you have, that could leave you feeling like you’re drowning in paperwork. But Social Security of-fers more than a life preserver — we offer you a way to fi le your W-2s with-out any paper at all! File your W-2s the fast, convenient, and paperless way — online.

Filing your W-2s electronically is free, fast, and secure! And there’s an added bonus: when you fi le electronically, you receive an extra month to fi le be-cause electronically fi led W-2s aren’t due until March 31st. You’ll also re-ceive an electronic acknowledgement receipt. And when you fi le electroni-cally, you can print out your W-2s for your employees.

Social Security’s free electronic fi ling option is available for any small busi-ness. It allows you to prepare and sub-mit up to 20 W-2s (per report) over a secure Internet service. When you reg-ister to fi le electronically, here’s what you get:

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6. Select "Request access to BSO Ser-vices;" and

7. Complete the wizard for selecting the applications you want to access in BSO.

To learn more, visit Social Security’s Business Services Online at www.so-cialsecurity.gov/bso.

You also may want to review the 2010 Electronic W-2 Filing Handbook, avail-able online at www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/bsohbnew.htm.

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