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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 2005, Syracuse, New York                             I THE POST-STANDARD Monday. December 12, 2005 PEOPLE, ETC. BOY UV I Clifford Skarstedt The Associated Press Chico, a miniature dachshund, kisses Santa during a photo session for the "Paws for Glaus" fundraiser Sunday in Peterbo- -ough, Ontario, Canada. The money charged for pictures with Santa is given to the Peterborough Humane Society. Traffic accident dashes man's plans for Christmas light show A homeowner in Mason, Ohio, has pulled the plug on his Christmas light show amid safety concerns because of the traffic it draws. Hundreds'of cars have been driving by Carson Williams' house north of Cincinnati every night to see his display. A minor accident last week worsened the jam, and authorities had trouble getting to the scene. "I've compromised the safety of the people who live in our neighbor- said Williams. "So we've shut the show down indefinitely." "To see everyone's joy in their faces, and having everyone talk to me about it, it's all Williams said. "I'm gonna miss all that part." Williams spends nearly two months nobkirig'iip the lights, then pro-'' grams them to dance to Christmas music. This is the third year he has assembled the display, which grows every year. After video of the lights hit the Internet, there was an endless line of cars snaking through the neighborhood. Miller Beer has also been nego- tiating for a commercial. "To be in a beer commercial it's as good as it Williams said. To sec the light display, and to learn how to recreate it at your own home, get the links at the News Tracker blog at The Associated Press The Williams family: Lights still shine on the Internet. 'Normo' works its nragk to defeat Harry Potter Disney's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" adapted from C.S. Lewis' tale of enchantment, epic battles and talking animals' debuted as the weekend's top movie with million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Expanding nationwide after two weekends in limited release, the Warner Bros, thriller "Syri- an oil-industry saga whose ensemble cast includes George ClooiMy and Matt Damon, ran second with million. Warner's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of the No. 1 film the previous two week- ends, slipped to third with million, raising its do- mestic total to million. "Chronicles of Narnia" kicked off what is likely to be a strong finish for Hollywood -_. after a box-office slump that has lingered most of the year. The top 12 movies took in million, up 17 percent from the same weekend last year. Right behind "Chronicles of Narnia" comes Peter Jackson's remake of "King ex- pected to open to huge audi- ences Wednesday. "We've never needed two films like this more than we do said Paul Dergarabedl- an, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations. "It's the knockout punch that Hollywood needs." News service report Using radar equipment along a wall of a landmark Hawaiian building, military specialist1! Sat- urday quickly located a time cap- sule buried more than a century ago by King Kamehanwha V. Historians knew the capsule contained priceless pieces of the islands' history, including photos of royal families dating to Kanw- hanwha the Great and a constitu- tion of the Hawaiian Kingdom. But until now the capsule's exact location was unknown. "We found it within the first 10 minutes we were said Larry Conyen, a University of Denver professor who used ground- penetrating radar to find the hol- low spot in the northeast corner of the Aliiolani Hale building in Ho- nolulu. "It never happens like he said. The capsule was left undis- turbed. Digging it up would de- stroy the building above, which is also a historic treasure, experts said. The small casket was buried Feb. 19, 1872 more than two decades before the kingdom was annexed by the United States during a celebration in which Ka- mehameha V laid the cornerstone of the Aliiolani Hale. It includes Hawaiian postage stamps, 21 Hawaiian and foreign coins, 11 local newspapers, a cal- endar and books, such as a Hawai- ian language dictionary. The Associated Press "The flnt lady read the to group of school children. There wai MI unfortunate event when ihewat Interrupted by Dkk Che- ney when he yelled.'Go Grinchl'" Conan O'Brien GARTH BROOKS WEDS YEARWOOD Country music stars Girth Brooks and Trisha wood said "I do" on Saturday in a pri- vate ceremony at their Oklahoma home. "They said it is the perfect Christ- mas gift to each other and they couldn't be said Nancy Seltzer, a publi- cist for the couple. Brooks, 43, got down on one knee and proposed to Yearwood, 41, in May in front of fans at the "Legends in Bronze" event at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Calif. The marriage is the second for Brooks, who has three children, and the third for Yearwood. MISS ICELAND CLAIMS NEW TITLE Unnur Birna Vil- hjalmsdottir was crowned Miss World 2005 in a ceremony Sunday in Sanya, China. "It was wonderful, so wonderful. It has been an amazing night 1 did not think that I would win, it was a big said the contestant from Iceland. Second and third place, re- spectively, were Miss Mexico, Dafne Molina Lena, and Miss Puerto Rico, In- grid Marie Rivera Santos. There were 102 women competing for the title. PASSAGES Actress Jean Parker dies Jean Parker, 90, the lovely brunette star of "Little "The Ghost Goes West" and other films of the 1930s and '40s, died Nov. 30 in Los Angeles. The actress, whose given name was Louise Stephanie Zelinska, made her debut in 1932 as the Duchess Maria in "Rasputin and the a film that starred three members of acting's Barry- more family, Ethel, Lionel and John. Her films also included Frank Capra's "Lady for a Day" in 1933, Rene Clair's "The Ghost Goes West" with Robert Donat in 1935, and notably "Little Women" as Beth in 1933; opposite Kath- arine Hepburn, Joan Bennett and Frances Dee as the other sisters in the film adapta- tion of Louisa May Alcott's literary class- ic. Some critics considered "Sequoia" in 1934 Parker's finest accomplishment. As the solo star of that film, she played a girl living near a national park who raises an unlikely pair, an orphaned fawn and mountain lion who grow up as friends. Other notable films included "Texas a western with Fred MacMur- ray; "The Flying a Laurel and Hardy comedy; with John Carradine; and "The with Gregory Peck. Her career waned in the 1950s as the roles became smaller and less frequent. In "Those Redheads from Seattle" in 1953, she played a bartender in a Klondike sa- loon. Her only 1960s film was "Apache in which she had just one scene. BIRTHDAYS: Bob Barker, TV host, 82; Connie Francis, singer, 67; Oionne War- wick, singer, 65; Cathy Rigby, actress, 53; Eric Schenkman, musician, 42; Jenni- fer Connelly, actress, 35; Hank Williams III, singer, 33; Mayim Bialik, actress, 30. News service reports Lottery numbers DAILY Other lotteries The midday number drawn in Sunday's Dally lottery was 256; the midday Win Four was 3783. The evening numbers are shown above Pick 10. There were no first-prize winners in Satur- day's million Lotto drawing. Wednesday's jackpot will be million. Saturday's Lotto numbers were: The bonus number was 59. There was one second-prize winner, who re- ceived There were 42 third-prize win- ners, who each received The winning numbers in Saturday's Take Five drawing were: 6, 21 and 30. There was one first-prize winner, who re- ceived There were 326 second-prize winners, who each received There were third-prize winners, who each re- ceived News service report PICK 10 2 5 7 10 17 28 37 39 42 44 46 57 58 61 62 64 68 69 77 80 by 6 a.m. Monday AND BLOGS Post-Standard Home delivery Customer Service: 470-NEWS and by a.m. Sunday. If your paper is late, please call Customer Service before 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, before 1 1 a.m. Saturday, or before 1 1 :30 a.m. Sunday and we will credit your account or, where available, deliver a updates news, weather, es a variety of webcasts and other servlc an Independent affiliate of the Post-Stan cuie.com has a free 14-day archive. chives dating to 1829. RNING and entertainment 24 hours a day and produces for Central New York! SyracuM.com operates as dard. Missed a story in The Post-Standard? Syra-rttng this month: Links to the newspaper's paid ar-A CLEAR Post-Standard, published by The Herald Co., P.O. 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From cusefan13in the Neighbors South Forum: I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.. We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitu- tion a a living document; and open to their in- terpretations. TO IW MOfttV VISIT TM miM AT: cuse, N.Y. Postmaster: send address changes to The Syracuse Newspa- pers, P.O. Box 4915, Syracuse, N.Y. 13221-4915. Mail subscription rates for New York state, Postal Zones able in advance. 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