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B-6—SUNDAY, JUNE 7,1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Time out Newsday Crossword SATURDAY STUMPER by Ed J ufius Edited by Stanley Newman Drunken fish's partners care Dear Ann Landers: I read in a recent column of yours about a man who put bourbon in his dog's water bowl to see how it would affect him. The dog got drunk, staggered around, bumping into table legs and barking louder than usual, and finally "passed out" on his blanket in a corner of the kitchen. In your response, you said the owner was either cruel or crazy. Several years ago, when I was a young physician in neuro- surgery, I took a course in aquatic behavior. Every student had to select an experiment, and I chose as my project the behavior of drunken fish. In my experiment, there-were 10 fish - four males and six females. I got the fish drunk individually by putting them in a bowl with a 5 percent solution of ethyl alcohol, and then I put the drunken fish back in the tank with the others. I logged their behavior for 16 days. The conclusions were fascinating. When the fish were inebriated, they remained in their established position in the hierarchy, but they were not at all aggressive. When one fish was disabled (drunk), its partner stayed close by and seemed to be nursing it along until it sobered up and could swim straight. I enjoyed that experiment immensely and wondered, when it was over, if we humans had similar compassion for our intoxicated brethren. -- Austin Lamberts, M.D., Grand ANN LANDERS Rapids, Mich. Dear Dr. Lamberts: I was touched by the loving concern those fish seemed to show for one another. It makes me wonder where the expression "cold as a fish" comes from. I am not well acquainted with the bar scene, but on social occasions when someone "over-celebrates" and gets looped, there is usually some friend or family member who will take charge and make sure he (or she) gets home safely. A fish that can't swim straight is no threat to his species, but a human who is alcohol impaired can kill a car full of innocent people. In my book, drunk drivers are potential murderers and should be dealt with as such. Dear Ann Landers: Here's an Associated Press story for your "crazy crook" collection. When I saw it, I immediately thought it was something you might use in your column. No name, please. Just sign me — J.P.M., Gulf Shores, Ala. Dear J.P.M.: Thanks for thinking of me. It's a hoot: An Alabama man's attempt to escape from police Friday night was put on hold when his cellular phone rang while he was hiding 50 feet high in a tree. Police began chasing the 27-year-old suspect after he failed to pull over because of a traffic violation he allegedly committed while riding his motorcycle. He led police and sheriff's deputies on a two-hour chase through two towns before dumping the bike in a ditch and running into the woods. Police followed on foot and were about to give up when the ringing of the phone alerted them to the suspect at the top of a tall tree. The man was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, reckless driving, attempting to elude an officer and driving with a suspended license. He was freed on $950 bond. Police said the suspect told them he fled because a friend had borrowed the motorcycle earlier in the day and told him not to stop for police, claiming that he had robbed a convenience store on the bike that afternoon. Police said that was the first they had heard of the robbery. This is Ann talking. The moral of the story is: If you're going to commit a crime, leave your cell phone at home - or better yet, forget about breaking the law. The marvels of modern technology have stacked the deck against you. Pop Culture: Ordering up menu lore By TED ANTHONY AP National Writer Design passes through our lives in so many ways, many of which we barely even notice. Consider the menu, a restaurant-meal prerequisite, and how it attracts and keeps and focuses our attention. In "May I Take Your Order?: American Menu Design, 1920-1960" (Chronicle, $18.95, paperback), pop-culture guru Jim Heimann trains his close-up lens on the menu and its various permutations. He has put together a formidable collection of menus in all shapes, colors and sizes, and Chronicle - known for high-quality photography and production - is the perfect venue for this book. See how menus evolved since Delmonico's, the famous New York restaurant, put together what is believed to be the first printed menu in 1834. Tour deco design, tropical-paradise motifs, car-culture menus, futuristic atomic-age layouts and ethnic restaurant menus filled with racial and cultural stereotypes. Find out what food appealed to whom and when. It's a fascinating subculture - the use of design and artistry to whet appetites that, by definition (they're already in a restaurant), are ravenous. This is a book that's not hard to swallow at all. Pop goes the country Need refreshment? How about a tall glass of cold "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda"? That medicinal moniker was abandoned eventually, and the product took its more streamlined, familiar name: 7Up. This and other things you never knew you needed to know are available in "Soda Pop: From Miracle Medicine to Pop Culture" (Voyageur Press, $35), a volume resplendent with the lore of carbonated soft drinks. Every product has a story to tell, and every pursuit - even soda pop - has a rich history. Soda's is told here - its evolution from a medicinal aid to a dessertlike treat to its current incarnation as a mealtime drink gulped and guzzled from 20-ounce bot- tles and 48-ounce convenience-store cups. Authors Gyvel Young-Witzel and Michael Karl Witzel, clearly soda-jerk wannabes, have done their homework well. They spin a sugary narrative of brand names, entrepreneurial spirit and marketing verve, showing what catapulted the Cokes and Pepsis and Canada Drys of the world into the public consciousness and made flavored sugar-water a virtual societal necessity. Amply illustrated with long-forgotten ad campaigns and photographs, "Soda Pop" even dabbles in the role of .soda pop today as a global force "democracy in a bottle," they call it. The world can be understood through many windows, and this is an ingenious one - a tale of society, economics and sweet stuff in a bottle. Foraging through an unexpected frontier Robert Sullivan is one of a new breed of explorers - those who delve back into developed civilization to "get away from it all," those who look toward, rather than away, to understand the ways that humanity's and nature's works intersect. Sullivan's extraordinary new book, "The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures at the Edge of a City" (Scribner, $23), documents his journey - his odyssey, really - into the expanse of dumps and grasslands, swamps and office parks that lies just across the Hudson River from New York City. Using a fascinating blend of history, journalistic interviewing and personal (and intrepid) experience, he paints a portrait of a place where all the tensions of the modern world and all the multifaceted whims of nature collide. And, to his credit, he knows exactly when to venture beyond simple observer and become interpreter, optimist and dirge-player. America needs more Walt Whitmans today, more people who question landscape and progress, place and romanticism, nature's magnificence and humanity's molding of it. More poets of the land. And to judge by this book, Sullivan seems one of the best candidates for the job. ACROSS 1 Pipsqueaks 8 Mixes 13 Term of endearment 14 Copper coverings 16 It adds oxygen 17 Descendant of Esau 18 Least successful, in away 19 Label 20 Have with (know well) 21 Little fiend 22 -arian relative 23 Plant again 25 Looks over 27 Swiss river 28 Lions, e.g. 31 Some offs. 32 Shakespearean title character 33 Coll. entrance exam 36 Hardware-store buy 40 -jongg 41 Feistiness 42 Director Michael 44 Goon 45 Likely 46 Unique 47 Hardly a major leaguer 49 Director Litvak 52 Atomic device 53 Applied an ointment SUNDAY EVENING 6/7/98 6:00 1 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 1 1 0:00 1 10:30 11:00 BROADCAST CHANNELS 1 SJ CD 0 CS ts rs m E3 m 60 m Seinfeld A Our Town NBA Playoffs News S] (Reports National Geo. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. World's Funniest! (R) Sitdown 60 Minutes A H Simpsons (King of Hill X-Files "Redux II" (R) Movie: * * * "What About Bob?" (1 991 ) Touched by an Angel Movie: *** "Monkey Trouble" (1994) A Dr. James Kennedy Riverdance Frank Patterson Police Academy Valley Bs. 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(1980) Movie: * * "Jingle All the Way" Jingle Movie: "A Bright Shining Lie" Movie: **x "Eraser" (1996) (5:15) "Doc Hollywood" |(:15) Movie: "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997) (Movie: "More Tales of the City" (1998, Drama) Laura Linney. 54 Rapidly- maturing plants 55 Not solid, perhaps 56 Held back, as water 57 Sounded a warning signal DOWN 1 One- dimensional 2 Cashed a pawn, in chess 3 Hoist 4 Words of refusal 5 Part of I = PRT 6 Ring stats 7 Spanish painter 8 Jazzy dance 9 Back to the Future medium 10 Acknowledge, in a way 11 Knocking sound 12 Poet Alan and singer Pete 14 Some fasters 15 Tracy/Hepburn film 24 Stole 25 Ones who impair 26 Stiff-collared jackets 29 Unrestrained 30 Short-billed rail 33 Gathered « 34 New Jersey resort 35 Top of (San Francisco nightspot) 37 North, in away 38 Immobilized, perhaps 39 Greek 43 Gave to, in a way 45 Sap-sucking insect 48 Man, for one 49 Bldg. units 50" lay me ..." 51 Love, to 7 Down Answer to prcvtou* puzzto anna ranrj Hnnma OQQHQ ana EGJBHQ ananiia HtiQHQnaaa nsH nranrjan mano asam aaHQH annrj BE anas naorja runa nanaaaaac CREATORS SYNDICATE C1998 STANLEY NEWMAN 6/6/98 6/6/98 Eugenia Last CFXEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jessica Tandy, Prince, Tom Jones, Liam Neeson JUNE 7,1998 Happy Birthday: Your emotions will stand in the way of progress this year if you allow personal problems to interfere with your job. Take action and resolve any situations that could slow you down. This can be a turning point for you if you don't sit back and wallow in whatever misfortunes you've met along the way. Learn to take the positive approach and you'll see how sweet things can be. Your numbers: 5,14, 16, 23, 34,41 ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will get along surprisingly well with others today. It is a good time to sign legal documents or contracts. Residential moves will be beneficial for your whole family. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You need to take more time to nurture your relationships with others. If you give of yourself, you'll be delighted with the response you get back from others. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Expect someone to say something if you try to exaggerate. Don't make rash statements or say that you'll do something you have no intention of doing. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your creative drive should help you finish some of the projects you've been working on for some time. You'll be praised for your ability to work in such fine and intricate detail. 5 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Reevaluate your motives. Judging others without taking a good look in the mirror will not help them or you. Your overpowering presence will drive the ones you love away. 2 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your intuition is telling you not to trust people with your secrets. Rumor has it that you should have followed your gut feelings. Trouble is brewing and it's time you put an end to it. 4 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You'll be emotional regarding" joint finances. Don't lend or bo>J row money or possessions and = you won't have any problems. A'; tight budget will be necessary "to; get out of debt. 3 stars • SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 2#\* You'll be jealous if your partner is spending too much time with" friends. Have patience; the best way to win back their interest'is. to keep busy yourself. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-' Dec. 21): Secret affairs are like-, ly, but may be damaging to your reputation if you aren't discreet: : Keep your feelings to yourself and thejjerson you're seeing will be quiet too. 3 stars '. ','. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan 19): Don't reveal anything about your personal life that could be used against you. It's best to Us- »• ten for the time being. Drastic "' financial losses are likely if you lend money. 4 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.,' 18): Taking drastic measures will . not help if you have a problem ' with your mate. Talk to someone . you respect and ask his or her opinion regarding your dilemma: , 2 stars .'•,/. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take a trip that will help you bet4,'!" ter understand the nature of your business. Work can be rewarding' if you visit clients and get'.to,:', know them better. Observation • can be your greatest teacher.' t S t :.' stars Need advice? Call Eugenia at" 900-484-7827. Your phone company will bill you $1.99 per' minute. •' Birthday Baby: You're a talented tyke who loves the spotlight and attention you require to be happy. You will entertain those who love ability to capture their hearts and their adoration. who knows exactly how to get the- • you right from day one with your CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Joan Rivers, Nancy Sinatra, Barbara Bush, Jerry Stiller JUNE 8,1998 Happy Birthday: Get involved in organizations that will introduce you to new friendships and new concepts. Choose a direction that will flaunt your talents in a positive way. You have so much to offer that it would be a waste for you to sit in the back row of life. Get out there and let your thoughts be known. You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Your numbers: 2, 7, 16, 25, 34, 43 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your need to be excessive will work against you. If you can control yourself, you'll enjoy the outcome of the day's events much more. Be yourself and you'll attract the right kind of attention. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You're having trouble fulfilling your desires. Talk to your partner about what you like. Compatibility is not measured by physical contact alone. You must relate mentally first. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone will oppose you openly if you try to push your way into his or her heart. Aggressive action will cause alienation and lack of trust. Take your time and build on a friendship first. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep busy if you want to take your mind off unpleasant memories. Put the past behind you. It's time to build a better future for yourself and those you love. 5 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't overspend on children or entertainment. You can pamper yourself without being extravagant. Changes regarding colleagues should be to your benefit. 2 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Contain your anger. Family members may shirk responsibility, leaving you with all the work. Do your share and leave the rest for them. Stand your ground but do it silently. 4 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You just want to have fun. You're up for new and exciting adventures. Attend functions that will allow you to connect with unusual individuals. Add some spice to your life. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You're likely to take on too • much at work. Be careful: You'll Kl ' make yourself look bad in the ••'.'.'• eyes of superiors. You may be-' dedicated, but you can't take on,', the whole world by yourself.'*. Enlist help. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22: :.'.'; Dec. 21): A past partner will > reappear, leaving you contused:;;'\ about your present relationship.",v Don't make hasty decisions or" 1 -; start seeing him or her whilij,^ you're still involved with some- "•one else. 3 stars •'";;;' CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jajf:I;. n j 19): Someone is trying to under-v't mine you at work. Talk frankly;to superiors or colleagues. Don'j:^, leave any room for misunder-. , standings or misinterpretation. 4 "" stars ',. .;.' AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. : 18): Distance yourself from',; those who have been leaning on * you too much. Get on with the. things that you like to di>.. ; ' You've given up too much for > others. 2 stars • ' ' PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): '.', Be careful not to hurt someone's* feelings. You'll be popular with,"^ those who don't know you that well, but loved ones will feel left out, insecure and put-off. 5 stars Birthday Baby: You were born to do good things for those around you. Your need to be responsible from a very early age will bring you respect and admiration from everyone you encounter. You are a concerned individual who will always try to do the right thing throughout your life.

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