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BB SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1998 LIFE THE SALINA JOURNAL THE SUNDAY CROSSWORD "CHERCHEZ LA FEMME" By GLENN E. SYKES ACROSS 1 Small shot 5 Feels poorly 9 Potters' furnaces ' 14 Shooting marble ; 19 Indian music • 20 Cop a — . 21 Nape bulge 22 Kingly • 23 "... - o'clock ' -! scholar 24 Estate starter 26 Georgia, for one Springer / Circus part of society 98 Hardest to find 101 Kem musical of 1917 106 Curvy road sign 107 WWII gp. 110 Record- breaking Ripken 111 Guide's note 112 Movie-bio of Rlmsky- Korsakov 120 Sllverheels' role 123 School, in Solssons 124 Nutmeg St. 125 Diligence 126 Audubon's adjective 26 Opposing camp 127 Colo. Springs mil. gp, 128 Dravidian language 129 'Topaz" author 130 Arnold's twin? 131 Sample 132 Vertical take-off plane 133 Sit DOWN 1 Phooeyl 2 Irish chief's residence 3 "The African Queen" screenwriter 4 Chinese dynasty 5 Concerning 6 Seine sights 7 Grazing lands 8 Wilde tale 9 Jewish month 10 Concerned with 11 Pinocchio, at times 12 —Dame 13 Golf hall of lamer 14 Scenes of action 15 Actor Hackman 16 Ripen 17 Highlands headwear 18 Ron who played Tarzan 1 19 23 27 2 3 4 1-27 Jean-Pierre - ^ • Aumont film ~ ai General Arnold, informally 32 West of Hollywood . 33 Icelandic saga 34 Saleabbr. 37 Christopher Fry -. play •44 Attack verbally -" 46 Outside: Prefix 47 Birthright seller 48 Pitcher Blue .51 A Turner . •& — of kin •54 Anger 56 Worked over 57 Former Kremlin figure 58 Pub pint 61 Tennessee . Williams play 64 Phonic • preceder 65 On the summit 66 "thlrtysomelhing" > star 67 USNAgrad. 68 John Cleese ; movie, with "A" 73 Say further 76 Scorch 77 Fed Chief Greenspan 78 Kiddie vehicle 82 Full of energy 86 Threatening '' one a7 Vampire 88 In the middle 89 Health resort 9-1 The first Mrs. Copperfield ; 92 Asian border ;-; river . 93 Mideast carrier 94 Sommes ••• summers 97 Political dirt : : 5/17/98 ANSWERS TO TODAY'S PUZZLE ARE ON PAGE B3. 28 Level a London flat 29 The — Pavilions" 30 Lupino 34 French holy woman 35 Dove's wing 36 Grassy plains 37 Hawks 38 Put forth 39 Harmful things 40 Taunt 41 South, down Mexico way 42 Always 43 Prank 45 Let it stand, at Time 49 Take no responsibility 50 Miss Quested of "A Passage to India" 53 Gridiron cover 55 Singer James 56 Braid again 57 Tittle House ..." star 59 Golden's "Memoirs of a —" 60 O.T. prophet 62 Aka Netherlands 63 Hint of color 65 Creeping 69 Recklessness 70 Golf champ Ernie 71 '—of Wine and Roses" 72 Kind of sen. 73 Flaming 74 Stage offerings 75 Takes exception 79 Pueblo of New Mexico 80 Broadcast again 81 Do business 83 Kingly address 84 Phone 85 Wheel rod 86 Damon of "Good Will..." 90 Renowned architect 95 Everlasting 96 Alone on stage 99 Fainting 100 Amy, the novelist 102 Agree 103 Danube tributary 104 Puts into office 105 Enliven 108 —provocateur 109 Chocolate Ingredient 112 Smith of tennis 113 Proponents 114 Bed board 115 Night noise 116 Conductor Aklra 117 Dynamic start 118 Soapbox, of a sort 119 Otherwise 120 Small one 121 Eggs 122 Author Anais FROM PAGE B1 15 16 17 18 120 126 130 121 122 125 129 133 117 11B 119 ©1998 Los Angeles Times Syndicate Chorba isn't sure that the show is good for America, something that Springer likes to tell his staff before going on the air. "It just shows how incredibly sad some of the population is, how lacking in culture and lacking in education this population that goes on the show really is," he said. "But on the other hand, maybe this show will show people that we have to provide a better educational system to allow these individuals to have a greater capacity to solve their problems and communicate more effectively." Yeah, but then who would watch the show? "The circus has always been a grand part of our society," Chorba said. "That's what this is. It's a circus." Chorba called the show a fad. "I think television will ride this one," he said. "It will have its life cycle, and then it will go into decline and something equally repulsive will come to take its place. We just haven't found that at the moment." Quality time Lisa McClanahan, 217 E. Jewell, watches the show with her 16-year-old daughter. But she doesn't think children should watch it. She tries to keep it away from her two younger children. "I think it should be changed from its daytime slot to something late at night," McClanahan said. "They bleep out a lot of the language, but it still shouldn't be watched by children." McClanahan isn't worried about her daughter. "I think she understands that there are people with problems like that," she said. "But she takes it with a grain of salt. I don't think she thinks the stuff is real." McClanahan has one answer for critics of the show. "If you don't like it," she said, "don't watch it." Salinan Marvina Havighorst is a fan, but she called the show "trash TV." "I'd say the shock value of it is what attracts people to it," Havighorst said. "People rent scary movies for the same reason." Havighorst said the show was "goofy," but she still watches it. "It's entertainment," she said. "That's all there is to it." T 'JERRY SPRINGER SHOW Are host's 15 minutes of fame up? Critics, lying guests shine embarrassing light on talk show By DAVID BAUDER Tlie Associated Press NEW YORK — If it's true that celebrities like Jerry Springer are allotted only 15 minutes of fame, then why does it feel like his clock is at 14:30 and ticking? His rock-'em, sock-'em talk show is a cultural phenomenon, so white-hot that the former Cincinnati mayor is looking down upon Oprah and Rosie in the ratings. It disgusts, it amuses, it angers — and it's as magnetic to viewers as a car wreck is to motorists. But rubbernecks eventually drive on, and already there are signs of an implosion in Jerry's world. Higher ratings brought powerful critics appalled by the strippers, cross-dressers and scorned boyfriends who populate his show. Springer's bosses are getting nervous and recently ordered hijn to tone down the fights. • I Then some of Springer's guests revealed they had been coached to throw punches or embellish their p'dd stories. While about as shocking as learning that pro wrestling is fake, it was still embarrassing. ; - Remember, Morton Downey Jr. was on top once, too. Very briefly. The fans who trailed Springer, Pied Piper-like, and chanted "Jerry" after his recent appearance at a New York lecture series conjured eerie memories of Downey's hooting audiences in the 1980s. Springer even had his show's bodyguards clear a path to a waiting limousine, which was to take him to David Letterman's show a block away. "The show is really hot, and because it is, it draws attention," Springer says. "Because of that, you're going to find out everything about the show and everything I ever did. Some of it is exciting and some of it is embarrassing. But that's the price of this media world." The "Jerry Springer Show" was simply one of the talk show pack until becoming a freak show. Transvestites, men in diapers, women who sleep with brothers — all are welcome. So are the fighters. It's become a sport to watch the glaring guests and wonder when they will lunge at each other, roll around the stage and send chairs flying. Filling a void Springer's antics filled a void in the talk show world. Most programs cleaned up their act a few years ago, and with the Rosies and Rickis being so polite, an audience who wanted to gawk at life's losers was left disenfranchised. "My show is absolutely silly, outrageous, sometimes stupid and that's all it is," Springer says. "It's a crazy television show put on for the purposes of entertainment. Once in a while there's a serious subject, sure. But generally, you should not be watching this show instead of going to Harvard. You should not be watching this show instead of reading a book." Most mainstream TV is designed for middle-class to upper- class whites, he says. Those aren't the typical Springer guest. "We have people on the show that you're not used to seeing on television," he says. "All of a sudden there is a show that deals with outrageousness, and that is going to get a visceral response, either support or condemnation." Condemnation has come lately from people like ABC President Robert Iger, who said Springer's show embarrasses the television industry. Conservative commentator Bill Bennett and Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman have urged station owners to boycott it. Bennett said he's concerned about children who watch and "learn that any form of behavior is acceptable, and that the best way to settle a conflict is with a fist to the face." Springer makes no apologies. Critics are welcome to switch channels when his show is on, but they shouldn't be allowed to dictate what others watch, he says. The secret of Springer's show, and maybe his life, is his ability to detach himself from the chaos. The host stands there with a bemused grin, shaking his head occasionally when the action gets out of hand. Show preparation is left to producers. Springer said he barely spends two minutes looking over notes before a taping because he doesn't want to endanger the show's spontaneity. "He's very Teflon," actress Rosie O'Donnell said. "It's almost like he has no responsibility, like it's happening around him and he doesn't understand." WINNER BEST ENSEMBLE ACTWM ONI OF THE YEAR'S TEN BEST FILMS "MESMERIziNG! 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