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  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Bullying, e.g.
    6. Brown of “Back to the Future”
    9. Choir member
    13. Brick worker
    14. Bruin legend Bobby ___
    15. Show contempt
    16. At right angle to a ship
    17. Actress ___ Michele of “Glee”
    18. These lips sink ships
    19. *Reason to celebrate Thanksgiving
    21. *Pilgrim helper
    23. “C’___ la vie!”
    24. Chopped fish bait
    25. “Casablanca” pianist
    28. Maui dance
    30. Horrify
    35. All over again

  • How the Rosetta mission has renewed my faith

    As I am writing this column, I continue to switch between this page and live coverage of the Rosetta Mission, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) attempt to land a probe on a comet.

  • The giving spirit is a welcome part of early Christmas

    How can stores already have out Christmas decorations? Santa Claus and Rudolph? Christmas trees for heaven’s sakes!
    Yikes, let us at least get through Thanksgiving. Is this how the majority of people feel? Most likely.
    However, for some people, it’s Christmas all the time.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Proclamation
    6. FEMA provisions, e.g.
    9. “____” by Van Halen
    13. *Like the Fonz
    14. Go a-courting
    15. Saints’ lights
    16. Holy water holder
    17. To carry, as in heavy suitcase
    18. Lowest point
    19. *Sabrina, Kelly and Jill
    21. *Tom Selleck’s private investigator character
    23. *”Wide World of Sports” opened with a failed ___ jump
    24. *Otis’ room on “The Andy Griffith Show”
    25. Chance occurrence

  • Make your infants weird this Halloween

    It’s scary sometimes what the internet teaches me about myself.
    When just browsing on the web, I try to resist clicking links to the teaser articles that have numbers in their headlines.
    You know the types of ‘articles’ I’m talking about:
    “7 Oscar-winning actors who started out as slasher movie victims”;
    “The 12 greatest horror movies you’ve never seen”;
    “8 words about 12 high-calorie desserts from 21 greasy spoon cafes in the American south.”

  • A ride to remember: 25 miles to a cure

    By Nancy Greene, Guest columnist
    Cancer has touch all of us in some way and we all want to help however we can.
    Madeline Sparks wanted more than anything to ride her horse, Emmitt, with her mother Jeanne in the NARTC trail competition, which was in September 2104.
    The ride would be held at East Fork Stables in Tennessee. East Fork Stables is part of The Big South Fork National Park. So a goal was set.
    Madeline would ride her “soul horse” Emmit.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *Hula dancers wear skirts made of this
    6. Automated teller
    9. Grain in “The House That Jack Built”
    13. Send in payment
    14. Indochinese language
    15. Juan or his wife Evita
    16. Administer oil to, often in religious ceremony
    17. Make a choice
    18. Fancy tie
    19. *Big band music dance
    21. *Distinctly urban dance
    23. Do needlework
    24. His alter ego was a doctor
    25. Ship pronoun
    28. “I’m __ __ you”
    30. Rubber gaskets

  • Coming out of the shower

    I watched as session after session of the Licking Valley Singers’ performances passed and considered throwing in with the lot.