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Today in Calendar A look at hit rapper Ja Rule, who headlines KWNZ's Spring Jam at Lawlor Events Center April 12. FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2002 RENO GAZETTE-JOU RN ALRG J.COM Antique show and sale This event goes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Park Lane Mall, South Virginia Street and Plumb Lane. Free. Details: 825-7878. 1 r Life SECTION E V Li " J CORY FARLEY Find rat hole, throw money So bathing suit weather is here, and the cry of the father rings over the land: "How can that cost 70 bucks?" I've said it myself, and will again, because we're shopping for suits. Well, technically I'm not shopping. I bought a suit no more than four or five years ago. It cost six bucks, I remember, and I expect it will last the rest of my life. Other members of the family, though, are in the market. Let me explain, for the 50 percent of readers who won't get this, what I'd do if I had to buy a bathing suit today: Go to a store. Buy a suit. That's it. I'd expect to pay, I don't know, $14, and it would take about 90 seconds. This is the way most men buy bathing suits, if they buy them at all. I'd as soon swim in shorts. I have a suit only through the confluence of a significant birthday and a sale at the Patagonia Outlet: Any time you can get Patagonia anything for $6, you're obliged even if it's ugly. The male experience, then, would be a two-step process and would infallibly result in suit ownership. So how can a member of njy family have completed nine or 10 steps, including a trip to the Bay area, and remain suitless? No, that's not quite right. She does have the $70 suit she got last year. She can't wear it, though, because Dad, come on Seventy dollars, as other fathers have noted, is more than I've paid for all the bathing suits I've owned in my.life. When I wade off to the Great Motel Pool In The Sky, I still won't have spent $70 on personal swimwear. This is irrelevant, though, because Dad, come on Regular readers know This Space doesn't do dumb-woman jokes. I don't compare or contrast the intelligence and judgment of our leading genders. If some members of one of those genders weren't such suckers, though, several booming industries would vanish instantly. There would be no high-heeled shoes, no Oil of Olay and, it goes without saying, no $70 bathing suits. I've asked the obvious questions: How can that scrap cost $70, and why does anyone need it rather than, say, the $24.99 suits I see advertised? There is no answer. There is a reply, but it's not an . answer. The . . . As I wrote that sentence, I got a call from the suit shopper. She's apparently in a store somewhere looking at The Exactly Perfect Suit Finally, but the money we've allotted is insufficient. My response was that this is interesting to me because I care deeply about every aspect of her life, but it is in no sense a problem I have to solve. She's calling Mom. Before the day's over, I'm sure I'll change my dinosaur mind. Cory Farley can be reached at (775)788-6340 or cfarleyrgj.com. UUiyUg1 M J ionise? April 5- Hilton Theater j tmM&.Tn I -IU;2!.LK 1A J prumin By Cory Farley RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL o ne of Nature's mysteries was unraveled Saturday at Idlewild Park: The time to prune your roses is when the forsythia bloom. Nature has other mysteries, but after the Reno Rose Society's pruning demonstration, few of them reside in the rose. As one spectator said, "I thought this was harder." "What do you use for fertilizer?" a novice grower asked city horticulturist Jim Quinby, clearly hoping for a professional secret. "Whatever the city buys on the bid system," Quinby said. "How much should you prune?" another piped. "You could cut it here," a volunteer replied, snipping a healthy-looking cane above a bud eye. The crowd nodded, some scribbling notes. Lockett & Sullivan home show opens today By Guy Clifton RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL Spring has sprung in the Truckee Meadows just in time for the 27th annual Lockett & Sullivan Spring Home &C Garden Snow. The three-day show opens today at 2 p.m. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and will continue through the weekend. More than 350 Insde The Insider New mommy: Elizabeth Hurley has a baby boy. Also, Megadeth is breaking up, and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher attracts a large crowd of admirers. PagazE mTs Tin V rmsMt i r jh SNIP, SNIP: Rose bushes are hardy plants, so get out the gloves and shears and start pruning. "Or here," she said, snipping the same cane lower. The rose fans looked puzzled. "Or you could remove it," the woman said, cutting the cane to the ground. People shuffled from foot to foot. "There's really some art to it," the volunteer explained. "Roses are very tough plants. You won't hurt them." exhibitors will feature the latest in landscaping, home improvement, energy- and water-saving programs and recreation, according to show promoter Jim Sullivan. "People are going to see some tremendous exhibits," Sullivan said. "We have 22 full-scale landscape vignettes." Sullivan said the great weather that has descended on the area over the past two weeks should add to the attendance at this year's show. "If this was the first weekend of good weather, I think it would affect us negatively," Sullivan said. "But now, I think it will act as a catalyst to have them come down. At home this week, we turned on our water and had our lawn thatched. Now the . question is 'What do you want to do from here?' I think this show sets into motion the 'What do you The Kids Inside: Read Weekly's nai ui an- f time top-selling children's books. Also, national athletes along with Columbia recording artist 3rd FAZE, will turn Lawlor Events Center into a mix of MTV, Nickelodeon, the Gladiators and Jeopardy on April 16 and 17. Mora listings, 4E ' ' wF Mm Photos by Liz MargerumReno Gazette-Journal 1 : 1 if. The demo is an annual event in the Municipal Rose Garden near the California Building. The city's roses outnumber Quinby's staff 50 to one, so Rose Society members volunteer to help out, and also show people how to care for their plants. The rose has a sacred place in American gardens, See PRUNING on 3E do now?'" Among this year's features are do-it-yourself seminars by Home Depot, seminars by the Independent Nursery Owners Association and soil sampling packets to help gardeners determine what their yards need to maximize their gardens. The show is open today from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Index Publishers What's on TV "Absolutely Fabulous": The caustic British comedy is back, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. It's at 6 and 10 p.m. today on BBC America, channel 162 on Charter digital cable. TV listings, 4E What's at the movies Opening today: "Kissing Jessica Stein, "High Crimes," "Big Trouble" and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" For reviews, and movie listings, see today's Calendar. TIDY UP: Reno City horticulturist Jim Quinby shows how to trim climbing roses at the Municipal Rose Garden in Idlewild Park Saturday. 10 principles to follow Pruning roses may seem complicated, but the basics are simple. Here are the American Rose Society's 10 principles of pruning. Check garden books for specifics climbers and miniatures, for instance, are treated a little differently: 1 . Prune from the ground up. Don't start snipping at the top. The purpose of pruning is to choose strong "canes" (stems) to carry new growth. Kneel by the plant and think about that, then proceed. 2. Out with the old. The newest canes will be greenish, older ones gray. Cut the oldest off flush with the bud union at the plant's base, and remove any that are dead, damaged or diseased. 3. If it's in the way, cut it off. Canes that cross over the center of the plant should be See PRINCIPLES on 3E What Lockett & Sullivan Spring Home & Garden Show Where: Reno Sparks Convention Center When: 2to9p.m.today; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for seniors; children under 1 2 admitted, free. Two-for-one discount tickets can be downloaded at www.bigshows.com. Click on the Spring Home Show tab and then the discount tickets link. Gumbel leaving CBS show ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Bryant Gumbel said Thursday he was quitting as host of CBS' morning news program, "The Early Show," and will be leaving CBS. The longtime host of NBC's "Today" show was lured back to morning television in November 1999, and CBS spent $30 million to , Gumbel Du"a 3 new streetside studio in Manhattan to launch "The Early Show." "After more than 17 years of hosting a morning news program, I feel it's time for me to move on and do something else with my life," Gumbel said in a statement Thursday. His contract with CBS expires in May. The network did not immediately know when he would exit "The Early Show." Gumbel, who is also host of "Real Sports" on HBO, didn't detail his other plans. 'Race' over for local gals By Susan Skorupa RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL Peggy Kuhn and Claire Jinks overcame exhaustion, the punishing climate of a Brazilian jungle and a nonstop competition only to miss an airline connection to become the third team eliminated from CBS television's "The Amazing Race 2." "We gave it a good shot for a couple of old ladies," Kuhn said, laughing, in a telephone interview from her Truckee home this week. The 12-episode reality-TV series airs at 9 p.m. Wednesdays until one of the original 1 1 teams reaches the race's final destination somewhere in the world and wins $1 million. All the episodes were filmed earlier this year, but the public won't know the winner until the end of the season. Participants have signed statements that they won't reveal the outcome before then. Kuhn, 63, and Jinks, 66, couldn't talk about their own part of the race until after the episode aired in which they were eliminated. That happened two weeks ago. Since then, they've been to New York City twice to appear on See RACERS on 3E DearAbby Dear Abby, the Horoscope and the Crossword Puzzle are on page2F Contactms Features editor Peggy Santoro, (775)788-6427 E-mail: psantororgj.com Fac (775) 788-6458 Circulation: (775) 786-8744 Classified: (775)348-7355 B1L PMD ADVERTISEMENT

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