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June 18,2009 Page 7 ACROSS 1 Donate 5 Floor cleaner 8 Sail support 12 Mideast gulf 13 First lady? 14 Reverberate 15 Approach 16 Quebecois, e.g. 18 Half a pair of winter boots 20 Teeny bit 21 October birthstone 23 Deposit 24 Southwest- ern saloons 28 Vegan's no-no 31 Lingerie item 32 Shy 34 Hot tub 35 Collections 37 Flour receptacle 39 Hostel 41 Con game 42 Sent packing 45 Grassy plains 49 Australia's capital 51 Audition hope 52 Bedouin 53 Where (Let.) 54 Story 55 Depend (on) 56 Soviet King Crossword 1 2 3 1 12 15 18 1 24 31 35 42 49 52 55 57 M~ ll 25 26 39 !43 spacecraft Counterfeit 6 DOWN t Group of hoodlums 2 Notion 30sso buco ingredient 4 Establish 5 Garage worker 6 Eggs 7 Calligraph- er's supply 8 Seance VIP 9--'TTS~ 1-T- 29 !30 34 i I 46 147 48 30 Paving material 33 Rotary phone feature 41 5O 9 Severe trial 10 Carpet style 11 Coloration quality 17 Rock concert 36 Persnickety need 3,8 Intelligence 19 Skewer 40 Born. 22 Actor 42 Cicatrix Lorenzo 43 Tortoise's 24 C0uric's opponent network 44 Conga, e.g. 25 Exist 46 Ark builder 26 Countrywide 47 Earthenware 27 "The Jungle" pot author 48 Appear 29 Gorilla 50 Bat stat ~ 2(109 King Features Synd. |nc. BY HENRY BOLTtNOFF r ! ii, i i i r'~ Find at least six differences in details between panels. i ,m i iiii i, ilu i i iiiiiiiiiiiii ,imtl =~l "elq}S!A S! LLtJR |Llfi!J S,~O~] "9 poppe S! J(JeUeOS pUE oOJJ_ "g "5U!SS!UJ S! pnolo 17 'slods oJOUJ SELl MOO "~ "~U!SS!LU gJe suol~nq IIEJeA0 *E "eel; ol popp!e Sglddv "L :eouoJett!(] 1. COMICS: What was the name of Calvin's teacher in "Calvin & Hobbes"? 2. LANGUAGE: What does it mean when something is described as being "draconian"? 3. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capi- tal of Ecuador? 4. MATH: What is the sequence in Fibonacci numbers? 5. ADVERTISING SLOGANS: What product "'takes a licking and keeps on ticking,'" according to its 1950s advertising slogan'? 6. LITERATURE: What Southern author often wrote novels set in the fic- tional "'~)knapatawpha County"? 7. ENTERTAINERS: In what year did actress Grace Kelly become the Princess of Monaco? 8. FOOD & DRINK: What vegetable is used in making sauerkraut? 9. TELEVISION: What was Merge Simpson's maiden name on the sitcom "The Simpsons"? 10. HISTORY: In what U.S. city was the Democratic National Convention held in 1968? Answers 1. Miss Wormwood 2. Extremely harsh or cruel 3. Quite 4. The first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1 and each number that t'ol- lows is the sum of the previous two: 0+1=1, 1+1=2. 1+2=3~ 2+3=5, etc. 5. A Timex watch 6. William Faulkner Sbz-,anNe, "-BUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver - It was American novelist, actor ~md politician Gore Vidal who made the following observation: "'Today's pub- lic figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.'" Saba. an island in the Dutch West Indies, is the only place in the Caribbean whose native population is predomimmtly blonde. In Bohemia -- once a country, now a region within the Czech Republic .... it was illegal in the 15th century to sell hops outside the country. In fact, it was considered such a heinous crime that the punishment for violating the law was death. - The very first 9- l - 1 emergency call was made on Feb. 16, 1968. in the ~," small town of Haleyville, Ala. It com- memorates the event every year with a 9-1-1 festival. "c, Vineg&r will dissolve the shell of a "c hard-boiled egm - Those who study such things claim that between l(t percent and 2(1 per- cent of the Union Army during the Civil War was under the age of 18. Records show that 127 of those sol- .~ , diets enlisted at the tender age of l 3. "~ -Are a ~omniloquist? You you l~ay c~ be one without, realizing it --just ask ~., yonr significant other if you're not ,,- sure. He or she should be able to tell you if you have a habit of" talking in your sleep, Much has been made of the epi- = demic of obesity in the United States. One study of the problem has turned up the following interesting compari- e, son: It seems that the average portion of food served in America is 25 per- cent larger than that served in France. LAFF - A - DAY Racing News "Gee, I hop~ I never grow up." ' , MIX AND MATCH! Can you spot the two keys that are exactly alike? pus a sf, e~ u~sW ODD WORD OUT! TO the right is a list of five words. Can you figure out which word doesn't belong on the list? THE GREAT PUZZLE PYRAMID Here's a problem that Should keep you busy for hours. On our puzzle board, by Charles Barry Townsend ....... PP uY ZA 8 L~ illUS d b D place 14 coins on all of the circles except (leeqM oAEI l~ steo E urn0 't) u!eJ5 leaJeo No. 6. 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Strategy at this track con- sists of braking, shifting and execution of right and left-hand turns at top speeds. The track contains a 2.52-mile road course, the 1.99-mile road course and a quarter-mile drag strip. This track hosts several nation- ally televised events, including NASCAR Sprint Cup, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag racing, the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Superbike tour, and the IRL IndyCar Series. It is a year-round motor- ,sports complex with events scheduled 50 weekends a located 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate il,=Bridge in San Francisco. i Through June 14, 2009 2009 Sprint Cup Series Dr_dy_9_r Points 1 ) Tony Stewart 2189 2) Jeff Gordon 2142 3) Jimmie Johnson 2047 4) Kurt Busch 1961 5) Ryan Newman 1934 6) Carl Edwards 1927 7) Greg Biffle 1913 8) Mark Martin 1868 9) Kyle Busch 1860 10) Denny Hamlin 1849 11) Matt Kenseth 1848 12) Jeff Burton 1810 2009 Nationwide Series Driver Points 1 ) Kyle Busch 2211 2) Cad Edwards 2074 3) Brad Keselowski 2003 4) Jason Leffler 1993 5) Joey Logano 1860 6) Justin AIIgaier 1628 7) Brendan Gaughan 1620 8) Jason Keller 1613 9) Mike Bliss 1599 10) Steve Wallace 1543 Mark Martin Bom: Jan. 9, 1959 Sponsor: Carquest/Kellogg's Crew Chief: Alan Gustafson Car: Chevrolet Btagmphy: Mark Mardn is known for his consistency. For exam- pie, he finished in the top ten eleven times in 2008 out of the twenty-one starts he made. He also qualified for the Chase for the Cup all 3 years he raced full-time dunng its existence. Mark Martin also currently holds the record for most Nationwide Series wins with 48. Overall, Marlin has 36 career NASCAR Cup wins and has finished second in the Sprint Cup Senes point standings four times (1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002). In 1990, a 46-peint penalty at Richmond for using an ille- gal (but non-performanca enhancing) cafouretor spacer caused him to lose to Dale Eamherdt by 26 points in the final standings. Later NASCAR ,stated that they should not have penalized him, but they could not mlract the decision. Martin announced he would retire alter the 2005 season, dubbing the sea- son the "Salute to You" tour as a ltmnk you to his fans. Martin later agreed to come back and drive for 2006 season. In 2007, Marlin became the oldest dri- ver in the modemera to teed the Spdnt CUp points for more than one week. Last year, Mar~n made his 700th career stalt st the 2008 Auto Club 500. NASCAR says it would be open to other foreign manufac- tuners joining Toyota in stock car racing. "I'm not going to name names, but we have companies that are interested in particular in developing the North Amedcan market as robust as they can, and you are well aware as we are of the foreign manuf&cturers now produdng cars here in America," France said. France's comments come on the heels of an announcement by GM, which is reorganizing through bankruptcy, that it is making deep cuts in its support of NASCAR teams in Cup, Nationwide and truckd. Driver Mark Martin 32 1 190/5 Jeff Gordon 27 2 170/0 Denny Hamlin 14 3 170/5 Cad Edwards 29 4 165/5 Greg Biffle 20 5 16015 Juan Montoya 7 6 15010 Tony Stewart 11 7 146/0 Kurt Busch 5 8 142/0 Bnan Vickers 1 9 138/0 Clint Bowyer 9 10 134/0 Sta~ Finish PoinlslBonus Mark Martin won on Sunday at Michigan Intemational Speedway. Martin was out of fuel but coasted across almost throe seconds ahead of runner-up Jeff Gordon. After the race Mark said, "1 always, always come up shod in those gas things, rm probably about 2 and 25 in these things." It was Martin's third victory of the season and the 38th of his Cup career. Jimmle Johnson had dominated most of the LifeLock 400 and took the lead from Grog eifl]e with six laps to go. Johnson ran out of gas two laps from the finish line giving the lead to Biffle~ Biffie also ran out of fuel giving the victory to Martin. Jeff Gordon finished second and Denny Hamlin finished third. Which driver has the most race victories without ever winning a Cup title? a) Mark Martin c) Ricky Rudd b) Sterling Madin d) Junior Johnson "d!JlleM lleJJeO ql!M sel|!l aaJq~. pue LI6noJoqJsk aIRO qltM sal|g aaJq] 6u!uu!M 'lnjssaoons eJouJ seN, JauMo Jeo e se aJn]uaA s,uosuqor -|! JOj ~oqs o! seg!l ou ql!/~ JaA!Jp e se sa!JOIO!A 0g peSSBLUB aH (p : SEEUS FOR FATHER'S DAY GIFTS! Belfield Auto Supply 505 6th St. NE (701) 575-4228 g i $14.99 Evercralt s-pc. Screwdriver set $7.99 4-pc. 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