Spyglass: Volume XXI | Issue IV | February 2006

 

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S20H0BO6AMSTDEKOIEUOSTRFTBRNAIECLYLT JJOOPPLLIINN HHIIGGHH pyglass VOLUME XXI, ISSUE 4 February 2006 Group Feature ... for more on Franklin Technology see Publications PAGE 9 Heather Duggar Staff Writer Do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes of the school newspaper and yearbook? The staff members of both staffs are not in this for the glory, they are in it because they love to write and want to bring you, the readers, information about whatʼs going on and what has gone on at Joplin High School. The staff members of newspaper are Sam Litteken, Shemaryah Parker, Amanda Clemons, Trisha Tupper, Coby Pierce, and Heather Duggar. The class consists of writing, taking pictures, meeting deadlines, and getting the newspaper out on time. The staff does a lot of the work outside of the classroom. The staff members of yearbook are Kari Hass, Natalie Alcorn, Mary Beth White, Abby Tusinger, Andrea Reynolds, Lori Marshall, Ally Armstrong, Mallory Evans, Toni OʼBrien, and Meghan Redmond. The yearbook staff works very hard and the staff likes what they do. In the class they write brief stories, take pictures, and make up the pages. Kari Hass is the yearbookʼs editor. Her job is to assign the pages to the different staff members, check all the pages for errors, and works on her own pages. Her job is very stressful and she works very hard for it. She checks the pages for errors like misspelled names, misspelled words, and makes sure the page goes with the theme. Samuel Litteken is the editor-in-chief of the newspaper. His job is to put the stories on the page, check all pages to make sure everything is right on the page, writing stories, and getting everything ready for print. He has the hardest job of all. and dedicBaotitohns.taffs appreciates their editorʼs hard work ....Continued on page 11 INSIDE Prom Fair Extreme Prom Package Dinner, Death and Drama The New Bridge Project Graduation Publications Across the street ... Harrison Palma and Gino Leonardi are working together in Automotive Tech to put the flywheel back on an engine. This was part of the recent sophomore tour at FTC. Page 2 Page 3 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 1

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PAGE 2 FEBRUARY 2006 Prom Fair Regional Prom Fair Hosted by: Joplin High School Prom Committee All area schools are invited Where: Joplin High School Cafeteria When: February 25, 2006 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tickets for the Extreme Prom Package will be available for sale at the Prom Fair. This will be your last chance to purchase them. Admission is FREE!! Featuring: Oasis Lagow Salon Blonde B’s Bridal X-Treme Limo Accent Photography Dan’s Tuxedo Tropical Tan AND MANY MORE! Activites for the day include: Fashion shows throughout the day Door Prizes Free Facials, Massages, Updo’s during the event and the opportunity to help you plan your perfect prom! Ticket Sales You will have three opportunities this year to purchase a prom ticket. February 25th Only --- Juniors and Guests --- $20 each (Regional Prom Fair) Seniors $10 each April 12th-18th --- Juniors and Guests --- $25 each Seniors $15 each At the Door --- Juniors and Guests --- $30 each (April 22) Seniors $20 each The drawing for The Extreme Prom Package will be held at 2:45pm at the Prom Fair. Prom PAGE 3 FEBRUARY 2006 XTREME Guy’s Prom Package Total: $650 PROM Gift: Tux and Shoes Dinner for Two PACKAGES Flowers Haircut Donated by: Dan’s Tuxedo Wilders Wildflower Head to Toe Two Prom Tickets Prom Committee Prom DVD Prom Committee Donation Ticket: $1 Chauffeured Transportation Pictures Gas Card Roper Honda Accent Photography Grace Energy Drawing will be Girl’s Prom Package held February 25th at the Joplin Total: $800 Gift: Dress and Shoes Donated by: B’s Bridal Regional Prom Fair Only JHS Day Spa Includes: Flowers Oasis Massage or Facial Nails Pedicure Updo Makeup Wildflower Juniors & Seniors Dinner for Two One Prom Ticket Bella Peppers Prom Committee are eligible to win Prom DVD Pictures Prom Committee Accent Photography 10 Tans Tropical Tans Value: $100 $50 $50 $25 $70 $20 $250 $40 $50 Value: $350 $250 $30 $30 $35 $20 $40 $40

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PAGE 4 FEBRUARY 2006 Editorial February: The Month of (Forgotten) Celebrations Sam Litteken Editor-In-Chief The holiday season is over, the weather is warming up and all anyone can think about is spring, and everything that comes after it. The student population has begun to get lulled back into school. February is one of the most forgotten months of all. Not only is the month overlooked, possibly because it is the shortest month, the celebrations within the month are often forgotten themselves. There is so much that happens in this month that so many overlook. Of course Valentine’s Day is one of the many holidays throughout the month of February. However, the meaning of Valentine’s Day has been diluted through the sales of candy and flowers. The origin of the celebration was a festival in which the people celebrated love and the coming of spring. The celebration of Groundhog’s Day is the crowning moment in a small Pennsylvania town. Punxsutawney has only one claim to fame and that would be the beloved forecasting critter that resides there. The groundhog has actually sparked a movie, prediction has been broadcast on the jumbo screen in Times Square, and Phil has even been on Oprah. These of course are more fun holidays,; however some have some very significant meaning to them: for example President’s Day. This was the combination of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. This holiday is a very important one to remember the contributions of great men, who have led our country throughout the years. It is out of respect for specifically these two American presidents that we celebrate. The month of February is also known for being the month dedicated to African-American History. This month is specifically used to honor the men and women who have made an impact in the fight for freedom, civil rights, and the dedications to the world as a whole. Respected men like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and Jackie Robinson. Famous woman and African-American Harriett Tubman is also honored during this month. Even local heroes such as Langston Hughes and George Washington Carver are recognized across the world for their contributions. February is a month full of respected holidays and should be recognized for more than just the shortest month. Spyglass is published by the newspaper class at Joplin High School, 2104 Indiana, Joplin, Missouri. The opinions expressed in the newspaper are not necessarily those of the district, administration or staff of Joplin High School. Editor- in-chief: Sam Litteken Advertising Manager: Shemaryah Parker Photo Editor: Heather Duggar Staff Writers: Amanda Clemons Trisha Tupper Coby Pierce Adviser: Brenda White Cartoon from www.offthemarkcartoon.com The self-esteem issues of the Groundhogʼs shadow can be compared to the whole month of February FEBRUARY CELEBRATIONS BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEB 2 - GROUNDHOGʼS DAY (HE SAW HIS SHADOW, SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER) FEB 14 - VALENTINEʼS DAY FEB 20 - PRESIDENTʼS DAY Clubs Schedule Forensics Club (Speech and Debate) W, 3:10-5, C104 JHS Book Club 3rd T (except Dec/Mar), 3:15-4:15, JHS Library Joplin FBLA 1st F, 7:30 am, Talon Room Key Club Th, 7:30 am, AB203 Prom Committee Every other M, 3:15-4:15, Talon Room 3 SkillsUSA M, 3:20, 66 @ FTC STUCO Officers: T, 7 am, B207 Reps: T, 7:20 am, B207 The International Thespian Society (I.T.S.) 1st/3rd T, 3:15, F103 Quiz Bowl/Academic Team M & W, 3-4, CC105 Student Voice Second W of each month, Multi Media Room JHS THEATRE SPRING MUSICAL “HELLO DOLLY” Auditions Feb. 27th In the auditorium after school Clubs PAGE 5 FEBRUARY 2006 SPTOHTELAITGRHET: Sam Litteken Editor-In-Chief The theatre department in Joplin High has been extremely busy with all the activities that have been going on in the recent months. Every year the High School Thespian troupes from around Missouri gather at one location for three days of nothing but theatre, at the Missouri State Thespian Convention. Joplin, and Missouri Southern State University were the hosts for the second year straight. Joplinʼs ITS troupe attended the festival that took place January 5, 6, 7. The festival opened with the opening ceremonies and then broke off into workshops. “My favorite workshop was Character Development Through Improv,” said ITS President Craig Gilmore. “We socialized, discussing methods to formally and informally greet other actors in different characters.” Besides the improv workshops there were other workshops dealing the acting and technical aspects of theatre. The first day concluded with the performance of “Evita” followed by a late night workshop or one-act performance of “The Complete History of America [Abridged]” The second day started off with the voting and debates for the new state president, as well as auditions for scholarships. There would be several more workshops following. Finally for day two, Raymore-Peculiar High School performed the classic production of “Cyrano de Bergerac”. The final day would see more opportunities to attend workshops, followed by Nixa High Schoolʼs performance of “A Funny Thing Happened to Me On The Way To The Forum.” The closing ceremonies finished off the convention. However, this is not the only thing that the drama department has been working on. Recently, the theatre group presented a comedic, murder-dinner theatre, entitled “Crimes, Chimes, and Nursery Rhymes”. The story followed the characters from all the classic fairy tales, attending the wedding reception of Prince Charming (Kaleb Cox) and Cinderella (Chelsea Prettyman). The reception was then crashed by the Wicked Witch (Katie Honeywell), who seemed to have a lot of enemies in attendance, and she is eventually knocked off. The audience had the chance to participate in this show, as each table had a character seated with them. “It was fun, because you got the chance to interact with the audience,” said Ashley Trotnic, who played Alice Wondaland, and was the killer the first night. The other major thing with this show was that the script was only an outline of major events the rest was completely improv, leaving the opportunity for anything to happen. “It was different each night so you did not know what to expect,” said Sarah Hiatt, who played Mary Mary Quite Contrary. The final thing that the group has been working on is the district one-act that will be taken to competition. The show being taken this year will be Tall Tale, telling the story of a country family that is taken advantage of by a business con man. The theatre group is looking to win State for the first time since 2000. “We want to put another plaque on the wall in the drama room,” said Tom Steere, who is playing J.T. in the show that is just now getting started. Photo by Sam Litteken Katie Honeywell insults almost every character as the Wicked Witch in the recent produc- tion of “Crimes, Chimes, and Nursery Rhymes”

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PAGE 6 FEBRUARY 2006 The Bridge Project Graduation PAGE 7 FEBRUARY 2006 FRIDAY FEB 17.... LAST CHANCE LOCK-IN LAST CHANCE SESSION $15 11:30 p.m -6:30 a.m SUNDAY FEB 19.... THE LAST SHOW Cinna The Poet KILL THAT KID Brown Bag Special Thee Treblemakers The Ben Miller Band OuItnWWiitthhTThhee NOeldw..!. Saying Goodbye to the Old Bridge By Trisha Tupper After being around for several years, The Bridge in Joplin is finally relocating. As sad as this might be to some people, including Webb City kids as well as The Bridge staff, it is a change for the better. Those who have been to The Bridge know that it is a fun place to go for shows, skateboarding, or just hanging out. But now, the Bridge has something new to offer Joplin. A new facility is opening, and everyone is excited about it. “Itʼs going to be a blast. I canʼt wait for it!” says Courtnie Ward, a Bridge staff member. That pretty much goes for everyone at The Bridge. Everyone has been anticipating the opening of the new facility, and come this March, it will be here. The facility will be located at 3405 S. Hammons in South Joplin. Some say this will be a more convenient location because of the closeness to the high school. However, the Bridge may lose some of their members from the small towns around us, such as Webb City, Carl Junction, and Carthage. “I think it might bring our Webb City attendance a little bit down, but not by much. If kids want to come out, they will find ways. We have seen that with the Joplin kids at our old facility… Itʼs really not that far,” says Courtnie. So many people are looking forward to this also because the facility is so big, that more and more attention will be drawn to it. Meaning more skaters in the skate park, more crowds at the shows, and a bigger focus on what the Bridge is all about. The Bridge focuses mainly on teenagers because they want to have a place for kids to go enjoy themselves. They have a wide range of activities to get a more diverse group of kids. That way kids have at least one thing they like to do at the facility. The current attendance at the old facility is an average of 550 students per week. With the new building, they want to at least attract 1200 students per week. That is possible now because of all of the space. The Bridge features a state of the art, 20,000 square feet skate park. The building will also have an indoor skate park, with a pro shop, lockers, meeting rooms, and viewing of the area. Also, the new facility has a 7,000 square feet music venue, which will host national and local bands. In this area there is also a juice bar, booth and bar seating, box office and pool tables. The venue is meant for students to express creativity through music. Other features include an outdoor hard court (designed for street hockey, basketball, and volleyball), an amphitheatre, outdoor café seating, and a BMX course. The total project cost for the new facility is $4.524.241. As of right now, the Bridge has earned almost $3 million. So there is still a lot of work to do, but it is said that progress is steady. Most kids, especially the skaters and those who love shows, canʼt wait for this to happen. It should be a great experience for The Bridge and everyone in Joplin. SITE PLAN 1. Driveway 2. Parking 3. Skatepark 4. The Bridge 5. Music Venue 6. Amphitheatre 7. Outdoor Court 8. Outdoor Cafe 9. Outdoor Skate Park 10. BMX Course 11. Music Venue Expansion And You Say We Never Get A Break- the senior finale All right seniors, we did it. Weʼve finally made it through high school. Prom is coming soon, college applications will arrive, and a few more months of waiting and it will hitGRADUATION. We are completing our high school careers and we will be moving on with our lives (and itʼs about time). Letʼs face it…weʼve been through the freshman torment, the crowded hallways, the ʻinterestingʼ cafeteria food, the games, the dances, and so much more. So when it comes to graduation, it should be an unforgettable day. A day that can reflect all of the fun we have had in high school, despite the not-so-great things. Graduation is our day, and this year, several people (including several members of the Joplin Highʼs staff) are participating in Project Graduation, a.k.a. the after party. Not only will this event be different from the previous years, but it will also be something worth going to. But first, you might wonder, “How did Project Graduation get started?” Well, for several years this school has been providing an event for students, on the day of their graduation, in which they can attend instead of going to parties. In the past, Graduation Day has been a day in which many deaths occurred due to drunk driving. There have been so many students who have died on their graduation day, as well as other people being hurt. So, our school has committed themselves in putting together an event that will be fun and safe. These people know that there are some students who would rather go out and drink than to come to a ʻschool event.ʼ That is why they are putting so much effort and work into this so there will be many students wanting to attend. THE BRIDGE 3405 S. HAMMONS JOPLIN, MO 64804 417-206-6886 FAX: 417-206-6409 www.thebridgejoplin.com THE BIG PLANS This yearʼs Project Graduation will be held at The New Bridge, which is located off of South Range Line, by the John Q. Hammons Center. The tickets for the event will be $20. The tickets will be available to purchase before the event, and the sale dates will be announced. Registration at the event will be from 9 P.M. to 10 P.M. Doors will be locked at 10 P.M., and the event will go on until 5:00 in the morning on the following day. Not to scare anyone, but there will be four officers, with breathalyzers, on duty that night for safety. Upon purchasing tickets, you must have a waver signed by your parents for insurance reasons. Wavers will be in the office if they are not available when you buy your ticket[s]. All money spent on tickets will go towards prizes, which will be given away at the event. So, before you think that $20 is too expensive, keep reading. There will be so much going on that evening that is worth your money. The Bridge is providing access to all of their facilities, including: skate park, 40-ft. rock wall, arcade room, music venue, basketball courts, computer labs, and food areas. No charge for anything inside. There will be free skateboard and roller blade rentals. The arcade has a pool table, air hockey and various other things to play. There will be entertainment and music, along with karaoke, and there are monitors all around the building so you can see what is going on in the venue if you are in the skate park, for example. MONEY ISSUES Even though there is so much going on with Project Graduation, those who are in charge of this event still need help By Trisha Tupper with some funds. Applebeeʼs has provided a fundraiser called Dining To Donate, to help out with Project Graduation. Now here is what you can do. Applebeeʼs will have their flyers around our school within the next two months, most likely with your teachers, that you must provide in order to help. Every Wednesday up until May, if you go to dinner at Applebeeʼs and have this flyer with you, 10% of your meal ticket will be donated to Project Graduation. Pam Shore, President of Project Graduation, wants to encourage you to pick these up and go out to eat on this day. That money goes towards us. Also, on the second Tuesday of every month, if you eat at Kitchen Pass (just eat-you donʼt even need a flyer), 10% of their final sales that evening will go to this event. Another way to help out with this event is by buying a sticker for Hat Day, which is held once a month. That money goes to Project Graduation as well. FINAL WORDS All right, so now you know what it is all about. Everyone involved in this event wants this to be exciting for us seniors. They want the attendance for this event to be at least half of our senior class. So letʼs help them make their goal. This really will be a fun event. That is what we are promised. Letʼs hold them to it. It is supposed to be a fun night for the seniors, but we have to be there to make it that way. What can be more exciting than the Senior Class of ʼ06! Project Graduation DATE: Sunday May 21st TIME: 10 P.M. - 5 A.M. CHECK-IN TIME: 9 P.M.- 10 P.M. LOCATION: The New Bridge COST: $20 ITEMS TO BRING: Student ID Comfortable Clothes Cameras, Skates, Etc. NOTE: ITEMS MAY BE CHECKED IN FOR SAFETY. CAR KEYS WILL BE TAKEN FROM YOU AT DOOR! THERE WILL BE NO LEAVING ONCE YOU HAVE ENTERED. ALL AREAS OF BRIDGE WILL BE OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR USE. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT PAM SHORE AT : 417-624-7967

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PAGE 8 FEBRUARY 2006 Speech and Debate COMPETITION PROVES FRUITFUL DEBATE SCORES BIG WINS Amanda Clemons Staff writer JHS Debate recently competed in Bolivar, Mo., on January 13 and 14. Out of eighteen different schools, Joplin placed 6th. Other results of the competition were Joe Rossi placing 4th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Juniors Kendal Micklethwaite and Tera Horine won 1st place in Public Forums Debate. Junior Tera Horine also won 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation. Senior Chris Prater finished 1st overall in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate. “Speech and Debate helps you build your confidence, speaking ability and builds lasting friendships,” said junior Nathan Hicks. Another Speech and Debate competition was in Parkview and Central High Schools in Springfield on January 27 and 28. Chris Prater, Kendal Micklethwaite, and Tom Mourning advanced to finals in Student Congress. The results were Chris Prater earned 4th place in Student Congress. Adam Blood and Andrew Frost received 4th place honors in Public Forums debate. Bryan Campbell and Shekar Dukkipati earned a record of 3-1 in Public Forums debate. Tyler Goswick and Ben Sisseck earned a record of 2-2 for their first time in Lincoln-Douglas debate. Speech and Debate has also had a showcase where students got to show their best speeches. Every category hosted the top speeches from notable students. Speech and Debate allows students to express themselves and their ideas in writing and they get to read it to an audience so their opinion can be known. On February 10 and 11, Joplin High School will host a tournament in which several schools will come to JHS to compete. “I am excited about it and excited to see a lot of schools there,” said sophomore Adam Blood. SHOWCASING SPEECH Sam Litteken Editor -In-Chief It is something that we all have in common, and basically we all do on a daily basis. Of course the things being mentioned are speech and the undying love of humans to debate any and everything. On January 13, Joplin High Schoolʼs Speech and Debate Program displayed their excellent program and their membersʼ talents to the public, for the first time. Speech and Debate coach, Mr. Phil Travis, brought several talented students to show off their abilities during this demonstration. The night would start out with juniors, Tera Horine and Riannon Showers doing an interpretive duet. Their performance of the classic Abbot and Costello comedy skit “Whoʼs on First” was a reminder that confusion can reign supreme if all information is not clearly given. Adam Blood would follow with his humorous interpretation of how to be coll in school. Tera Horine would then perform a heart-filled and tear-jerking monologue about a girl who is pregnant and does not know how to deal with it. She feels alone and scared, and was perfectly portrayed by Horine, as she captivated the emotions of the character. “A lot of people think of Speech and Debate as simply arguing,” said Tera Horine, “but itʼs really a lot more than that. I like to act so when it comes to the ʻdebate geekʻ title, I guess Iʼm okay with that because it will lead me somewhere.” The formal debate between seniors, Deaken Schuler and Chris Prater, was next on tap. The debate would take point and counter point using several court cases including Plessey v Fergusson. After a brief intermission and drawing of door prizes, Kendal Mickelthwaite would present her original oratory entitled “The Hangman”. ““ The evening would conclude with Jon Phelps, Adam Blood, and Bryan Campbell doing a group improv. The boys were given three basic things that must be included in the improv and a few minutes of preparation. This was the chance for all those who participate in the many aspects of speech and debate, to showcase their many talents. Nathan Hicks Tera Horine Kendal Micklethwaite Styles Hair Salon 608 E. 32nd St. Joplin, Mo 64801 See Shawna Newman - Clem Hair Designer & Nail Artist For * Haircuts * Highlights * Color * Waxes * Updos * Acrylic Nails * Pedicures (417) 782-6167 Franklin Tech PAGE 9 FEBRUARY 2006 Sophomore invasion! Coby Pierce Staff writer On January 19 and 20, 474 sophomores visited Franklin Technical Center to see firsthand the programs and opportunities that it has to offer. The program ran for two days straight. “I want to get in to automotive tech because I want to work on cars when I get out of high school,” said Courtney Willes. The sophomores has had a great time at Franklin Tech. “I liked going over to Franklin Tech; it got us out of class,” said Jennifer Monterrosa. The sophomores got to choose if they want to take classes at Franklin Tech during their junior year. Photos by Coby Pierce Shown above are sophomores Scott Blobaum, Nick Osterman, Gorden Mitchell, Chase Neely, Michel Orr, Curran Meek, Jesse Pringle on their jaunt through FTC Automotive Tech . At left,Katlin Phillips, Jeremy Noris, and Karan Patel sit in the Plant Life class at Franklin Tech. At left, Matt Foley, Chase Neely, and April Pierce watch while the circuits light up.

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PAGE 10 FEBRUARY 2006 Academics/Entertainment Around Campus PAGE 11 FEBRUARY 2006 King ...............CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Cut out this coupon. Take the coupon K o to Applebeeʼs on any Wednesday andShemeryah Parker is the ad manager of the newspaper. She calls around to see if any present it to your waiter or waitress.business wants to put an ad in the paper. She does the layout for the ads and makes sure everyone pays for the ad they put in. She has to deal with different people each day and get the ad just the way they like it. 10% of your bill will be donated toHeather Duggar is the Photo Editor of the newspaper. Her job is to edit the pictures taken by the staff, to fit the pictures to the page, Find the names of the people in the picture, and help with cut lines. She has to make sure the picture will print out light enough to see clearly. The cut lines tell the people and what they are doing. Natalie Alcorn, Mary Beth White, Abby Tusinger, Andrea Reynolds, Lori Marshall, Project Graduation. Ally Armstrong, Mallory Evans, Toni OʼBrien, and Meghan Redmond are the staff members For Seniors To Sign Up For The n of the yearbook. The staff has different pages to work on; they design the pages, and fix them according to the theme. The staff works hard on the newspaper to make sure the students are the getting the best. Amanda Clemons, Trisha Tupper, and Coby pierce are the staff writers of the newspaper. They get the story leads, go out and interview, take pictures, and write the stories. They A+ Program All you need to do is turn in a signed A+ g have a really important job, without them the newspaper wouldnʼt be possible. They are very important and we all are very thankful for how hard they work. All in all the staffs may have different job and work on two different projects but all of the jobs have the same importance. Both staffs do the best they can every year and make both yearbook and newspaper bigger and better each year. agreement and schuedule an appointment to see Ms. Stokes by March 1st Requirements: *Attended an A+ school since 10th grade *Maintained a 2.5 GPA *Fewer than 34 absences *No drug/alcohol/ fighting violations *Complete 50 hours of tutoring before graduation Why Sign Up? *Many 4 year Missouri colleges offer scholarships for A+ students *A+ program will pay for 6 semesters of tuition and fees at any 2 year public community college in Missouri. All you have to pay for is the books! Shemaryah Parker Ad Manger It is 1933, and actress Ann Darrow, played be Naomi Watts, has found herself, like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression, without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendorʼs stall, she is rescued by filmmaker Carl Denham, played by Jack Black. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executivesʼ noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner and although the crew believes that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend, Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sing on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll, played by Adrien Brody, is penning the screenplay-- the fees his friend Carl pays for pot boiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscollʼs nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denhamʼs “moving picture show” heads out of New York and toward a destiny that none aboard could passable foresee. Monday-Sweats Day Tuesday-Camo Day Wednesday-Arm Floatie Day Thursday- Celebrity Day Friday-Spirit/Hat Day

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PAGE 12 FEBRUARY 2006 Final Word HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY Unscramble each of the clue words. Take the letters that appear in circles and unscramble them for the final message. First Two People To Return Puzzle To A219 Completed And Correct Win A Free Movie Pass

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