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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - March 15, 2000, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                Time Out Wednesday March 15 200O THE NEW MEXICAN D7 Newsmakers Beauty1 cleans up at Chicago awards CHICAGO American Beauty picked up another prize while Kevin Spacey was named best actor and Sam Mendes best director at the Chicago Film Critics Awards The mostnominated film in this months Oscar race American Beauty also led the pack at the British Academy Film and Television Awards With 14 nominations Mendes also won the top award from the Directors Guild of America over the weekend And the movies screenwriter Alan Ball won a top honor from the Writers Guild of America The dark comedy continued its prizewinning ways Mon day night one night after Spacey and Annette Bening won top acting nods from the Screen Actors Guild Wes Bentiey who played an intense drugdealing teenager in the film was named most promising actor Boys Dont Cry scored with a best actress award for Hilary Swank and a best supporting actress prize for Chloe Sevigny The critics gave Charlie Kauf man the best screenplay award for Being John Malkovich Best supporting actor went to Tom Cruise for Magnolia Kasparov taking online chess to new levels NEW YORK World chess champion Garry Kasparov is ready to take on the world The chess master will play 30 opponents at once in a worldwide Internet tournament Among his oppo nents all teenagers or younger 10 were to play him from chessboards in New York City and 20 others were to make electronic moves in countries from India to Uruguay Indonesia and China and across the United States A giant screen in Times Square was scheduled to broadcast the chess matches today from Kasparovs Web site Kasparov will be playing near by in a midtown hotel The Web site offers live cov erage of international chess events as well as lessons aimed at beginners pickup games against both humans and the computer and chess products One of my missions in launching this site is to engage more of the worlds children in says Kasparov who has helped promote chess pro grams in schools Reagans daughter comes to his defense LOS ANGELES Alzheimers disease has robbed Ronald Reagan in many ways but it cant touch his heart and soul daughter Patti Davis says Recently my brother and I visited him and his eyes drank us in sparkled maybe not as brightly as before but brightly she wrote in an oped piece in the Los Angeles Times breaking her silence on her fathers health I want you to know that he winked at me which hadnt happened in a while Ive missed his wink I grew up with it It says Come on dont take Me too The comments published Sunday were in response to media reports that the 89year old Reagans health had taken a turn for the worse Prince Andrew visits volcanoravaged island LITTLE BAY Britains Prince Andrew ven tured into the outskirts of Montserrats danger zone a barren area coated by gray ash where a volcano has scarred more than half of the verdant British Caribbean island It is Andrews third visit since the Soufriere Hills Vol cano first roared to life in 1995 sending avalanches of superheated rock and gases into the largest towns and forcing an evacuation of the capital Plymouth and the only airport Its a horrendous devasta tion Its a great sadness to see a town like Andrew said Monday standing in the mid dle of a golf course now cov ered in ash and pockmarked by gray rocks The Associated Press Isaac Asimovs Super Quiz Take this Isaac Asimovs Super Quiz to a Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Fresh man Level 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the level Subject ON BASE Each question or answer deals with the theme base A metal or alloy such as zinc lead or brass Base FRESHMAN LEVEL 1 Protective molding covering the joint of a wall and the adjoining floor Answer 2 Idiom meaning completely or absurdly mistaken Answer 3 In what sport does play begin from behind the baseline Answer GRADUATE LEVEL 4 What is the distance between each base in Major League Baseball Answer 5 What is Answer two in base 2 6 Term for the distance from the center of the front wheel of a car to the center of the rear wheel Today in history Today is Wednesday March 15 the 75th day of 2000 There are 291 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On March the American Legion was found jsd in Paris On this date In 44 Julius Caesar assassinated by Brutus and Cassius and other Roman notables In 1493 Christopher Colum bus returned to Spain concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere In 1820 Maine became the 23rd state In 1913 President Wilson held the first open presiden tial news conference In 1964 actress Elizabeth Taylor married actor Richard Burton in Montreal it was her fifth marriage his second LEVEL 7 Where would one find a Answer 8 Actor whose films include Moby Dick 1956 and Being There Answer 9 In chemistry a compound classed as a base that is soluble in water is called an Answer ANSWERS 6 pjeupiy g jo an e o aseq am 9 QT 9 Psj 06 V aseq pjeoqasee T SCORING 18 points congratulations doctor 15 to 17 points honors graduate 10 to 14 points youre plenty smart but no grind 4 to 9 points you really should hit the books harder 1 point to 3 points enroll in remedial courses immedi ately 0 points who read the questions to you Copyright 1999 Ken Fisher Take the risk and bring the wife along Dear Ann Landers I recently reentered the corporate world after being selfemployed for several years and am now facing a personal dilemma that I do not wish to share with a friend or family member I hope you will tell me what to do Your response cannot be sent either to my home or office so please put it in your column The companys chief executive and his wife are having a social event and I have received an invitation addressed to Mr and Mrs So It is a blacktie affair My wife is a recovering alcoholic not wellversed in social graces and somewhat lacking in basic con versational skills She also does not have the proper wardrobe for a formal event and does not feel like investing money in a gown that will probably get very little use And to be perfectly honest Ann I am afraid she would make a poor impression and embarrass me The question Would it be acceptable for me to attend this affair without her Of course I would cover for her absence tactfully saying she had family obligations Please give me some guidance Husband in a Bind Dear Husband When I read your letter my heart ached for your wife I hope I have your story straight Here it is You are now a corpo rate executive in a new position and have ANN LANDERS Advice been invited as a couple to a formal company event and want to know if it is acceptable to go without your wife You say she is a recovering alcoholic and might embarrass you By recovering I assume your wife is in a recovery pro gram such as Alcoholics Anonymous and does not drink My advice is as follows Give your wife instructions to go out and buy a lovely formal gown and the appropriate shoes Suggest that she make an appointment to get her hair done and be sure to tell her how lovely she looks Forget about her social graces and conversa tional skills The poor woman hasnt had much practice and she probably wont open her mouth Please let me know you followed my advice and how the evening turned out Dear Ann Landers I am writing about the woman who felt betrayed by her inlaws because they maintained a relationship with their sons exwife I would like to speak for the inlaws since I am one and have had con siderable experience Id do anything to maintain a cordial rela tionship with my exdaughterinlaw because I love my grandchildren with all my heart and want to be part of their lives I have bent over backward to be kind and loving toward my sons former wife and have extended a welcoming hand to her new husband Happily I have frequent contact with the grandchildren and often babysit for days at a time I am aware however that if anything should go wrong in the relationship she now has with my son her she would cut me off without a second thought I walk on eggshells around her to make certain I am always welcome because my major concern is to stay in contact with my grandchildren I am building a solid relationship with the grandchildren NOW so if anything should happen down the road between their mother and me they will want me in their lives on their own Grandma Anywhere USA Dear Grandma Four cheers for you Im sure you are a stabilizing factor and a positive influence in the lives of your grandchildren They are lucky to have you and you are blessed to have them Confidential to Margo Happy Birthday darting daughter and heres to many more good ones with the Horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday March 15 2000 Stay mellow and together this year even when challenged You might want to go out on your own professionally but think carefully about the personal costs involved You have the strength appeal and desire to go your own way Just make sure your plans a re grounded Watch a tendency to over spend If you are single your appeal is high Later in the year you might opt for an easy laissezfaire relationship If attached the two of you might decide on a new home adding on or perhaps a very special purchase Leo works well with you The Stars Show the Kind of Day Youll Have 5Dynamic 4Positive 3 Average 2Soso 1Difficult ARIES March 21Apri 19 What comes off as anger might actually be frustration Carefully explain where you are coming from rather than totally losing your temper Family matters need to be handled first then you can launch successfully into a more creative process Tonight Be your frisky self TAURUS April 20May 20 Reach out for another and talk about what is on your mind You could be frustrated and you might need to try another approach Count on your ability to hone in on what is right Take time with a family member Tonight Quality time with friends GEMINI May 21June 20 You want to make a venture finan cially lucrative but irritation could arise along the way Temper might not help you although it mobilizes your energy Reach out for others Sched ule an important professional discus sion Tonight Catch up on news CANCER June 21July 22 Manifesting what you want proves challenging but not impossible Aim high know what is key for you Finan cial matters are enhanced by your abili ty to see the big picture Listen careful ly to office gossip Know what is going on here Tonight Treat yourself well LEO July 23Aug 22 Take a step back dont lose your temper Discussions can be heated especially when it comes to a personal matter Detaching proves to be more complicated than usual Keep commu nication open Explore alternatives with a trusted friend or associate Tonight Do absolutely what you want VIRGO Aug 23Sept 22 You might think you have a good idea but another clearly disagrees You hit a hot spot and feel most JACQUELINE Stars uncomfortable Revamp your thinking Take time to carefully mull over a deci sion You dont have to commit just yet Listen to a loved one Tonight Fielax LIBRA Sept 23Oct 22 others become belli cose and trying to change anothers opinion proves to be challenging at best Gather your friends together Think through a decision Know what your objectives are An independent work goal appears on the horizon Tonight Where your friends are SCORPIO Oct 23Nov 21 You might need to pull back and look at a financial venture in a differ ent light Your perspective might not be working Frustration could be impacting your health Discharge volatile energy through a stronger exercise program Tonight Take charge SAGITTARIUS Nov 22Dec 21 Build on a partnership dont let an argument pull you apart You might reverse a stand youve taken and cause yourself more problems than it is worth Take an overview and every one will seem far more docile and will ing Tonight Play on the Internet CAPRICORN Dec 22Jan 19 You could easily lose your temper with a loved one or associate In the long run you might regret your words Make time for an important associate in your life Together you cook up an amiable solution to a problem Tonight Let the good times happen AQUARIUS Jan 20Feb 18 You have so much on your mind that you could become accidentprone if you dont concentrate on one item at a time A friend could test your patience Defer until later when your more socia ble side emerges Others seek you out Tonight Get into some spring shopping PISCES Feb 19March 20 Creativity might not be enough to handle a recent spending spree Self discipline is a must Bosses are demandingthey want answers Listen to another ask questions Your affable personality helps calm down a work related problem Others simply respond Tonight Soak away stress in a hot tub BORN TODAY Actor Judd Hirsch singer Dee Snider singer Sly Stone 1943 Hocus Focus Find at least six dHterances In dataHs between panels Jumble Unscramble these four Jumbles one letter to each square to form four ordinary words s C2000 Tribune Modia Services Inc All Rights Resolved s S V J V Irl Aw he just got lucky if WHAT THE PEFEATK FELT LIKE Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer as suggested by the above cartoon A Yesterdays Answers tomorrow Jumbles GUMMY BLIMP UNRULY PEOPLE Answer Easy to end up with when malh homework isnt done A PROBLEM SheinwolcTs Bridge Inseparable pair By Frank Stewart A lovely Greek myth tells of Bau cis and Philemon a faithful old mar ried couple who favored by the gods asked never to be parted In the end they were turned into trees an oak and a linden with their branches caressing each other In todays deal East played the ten on the first spade trying to keep communication with West If South took the queen West could lead his last spade when he won a club trick and East would run the spades South therefore played low East couldnt gain by shifting to a red suit South would set up the clubs losing a club and three spades So East continued with the king and ace of spades ONE CHANCE West could see only one chance on the ace of spades he discarded the king of clubs This play ended a marriage but only for a moment when East led a fourth spade next the queen of clubs faithfully followed the king onto the table Now South had to go down East was sure to win a club trick with the jack and cash his last spade DAILY QUESTION You hold 7 6 5 2 K Q Your partner opens one club and the next player bids one spade What do you say ANSWER Youd like to bid but arent strong enough to act at the level of two This problem is so common that most expert partner ships use negative doubles in this and other auctions A double suggests length in the unbid suits but limited strength But if you havent agreed to use this conven tion pass North dealer NS vulnerable NORTH VAK3 A 10 9 7 4 3 EAST A K J 10 5 SOUTH 74 Q J 10 WEST 8 3 VQ1082 North Dbl 3 NT East Pass All Pass South Pass 1 NT West Pass Pass Opening lead 8 2000 Los Angeles Times Syndicate Crossword ACROSS 1 Sports venue 6 Ffatbottomed boat 10 Polluted air 14 Sparred 15lsao of golf 16 Hawaiian city 17 Goldfinches collectively 18 Alternated as players 20 Choice abbr 21 With frosty words 23 Elk collectives 24 Diatribe 26 Air CA 27 Fearful 29 Touched tenderly 34 Irrigate 35 Bunsen burner ancestors 36 Charlemagne s realm abbr 37 Novelist Kingsley 38 Group of lions 39 Disney scifi flick 40 Antique auto 41 Riding the train 42 Capablancas game 43 Snakekilling mammal 45 Dodger Reese 46 Conjunction 47 Caught red handed 49 Heron colony 52 Actor Greene 53 Gun lobby 56 Appropriate 58 Group of geese 60 Mil truant 61 Chinese pref 62 Puccini opera 63 Military post 64Org 65 Advantage DOWN 1 Rudiments 2 Architect Mies van der TMSPuzztes 8 aol com By Roger Jurgovan Potomac MD Tuesdays Puzzle Solved 5 6 3 Collection of larks 4 Sauls uncle Swain Pleasantly flavorful 7 Theme of this puzzle 8 Give the green light to 9 Punster 10 Schools of fish 11 St Pauls state 12 Designer Cassini 13 Olympus populace 19Sshaped moldings 22 Heel 25 Angry states 26 Burnsian hillside 27 Teem 28 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