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Health tip March 26, 2003

Tooth Wisdom

Most young kids haven't had teeth long enough to have anything go wrong with them.

But a Finnish study has highlighted some interesting risk factors, according to a report in the Journal of Dental Research:

Researchers at the department of child neurology at the University of Turku in Finland found that:

If a child's mother is still in her teens, it's five times more likely that the child will have cavities by age 5.

If a child's father has at least one cavity each year, the chances that the child will have cavities by age 5 more than doubles.

If the child's mother doesn't brush her own teeth regularly, it doubles the likelihood that her child will have cavities.

Living in a rural area also doubles the chances of a child having bad teeth.

Pun of the day March 26, 2003

A good baker will rise to the occasion, it's the yeast he can do.

This day in music On March 26

2000 Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, earning his first golden statue for "You'll Be In My Heart," from the soundtrack to the Disney animated feature "Tarzan." Collins beats out fellow nominees Aimee Mann ("Save Me," from "Magnolia"), Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman ("Blame Canada," from "South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut"), Diane Warren ("Music Of My Heart," from "Music Of The Heart"), and Randy Newman ("When She Loved Me," from "Toy Story 2").

1999 Indian classical musician and composer Ananda Shankar dies in Calcutta of cardiac arrest. Shankar, 50, was a pioneer of fusion music combining traditional Indian and Western instrumentation and styles. Jimi Hendrix was among those he influenced.

1999 Lauryn Hill tops the 13th annual Soul Train Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. She receives awards for best R&B/soul or rap music video ("Doo Wop ") and R&B/soul or rap album of the year and best R&B/soul album female ("The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill").

1999 It is announced that rap mogul Master P recently donated $500,000 to keep his old grammar school from closing. The Archdiocese of New Orleans planned to shut down St. Monica Elementary, the school he attended from first to eighth grades, and merge its 125 students into Our Lady of Lourdes. When Master P hears of this, the rapper contributes $250,000 to fund St. Monica and $150,000 for Lourdes. He also sends $100,000 to St. Matthias, the church his family attends.

1998 Chuck Negron files suit against his former Three Dog Night band mates, alleging that they breached a 1990 settlement agreement and interfered with his career.

1995 Rapper Eazy-E dies in Los Angeles of AIDS. He is 31. Eazy-E was one of the founders of the pioneering rap group N.W.A. with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.

1995 An opera based on the life of tennis ace Martina Navratilova premieres at New York's Carnegie Hall.

1980 Jon Paulus of the Buckinghams dies of a drug overdose. Age 32.

1979 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Tragedy,'' Bee Gees. The song is the fifth No. 1 single in a row for the Bee Gees.

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their ``Bed-in'' at the Amsterdam Hilton.

1964 Barbra Streisand opens on Broadway in ``Funny Girl.'' She wins a Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film version. (She ties for the award with Katherine Hepburn)

1960 Gabriele ``Nena'' Kerner is born in Hagen, Germany. She sang the nuclear protest song ``99 Luftballons'' in both English and German versions in 1983. It reaches No. 2 the next year, but is her only song to reach the Hot 100.

1950 Singer Teddy Pendergrass is born in Philadelphia. An auto accident in 1982 leaves him partially paralyzed. He tops the R&B chart with the songs ``Joy'' and ``Close the Door.''

1948 Aerosmith's Steven Tyler (Steven Tallarico) is born in New York City.

1944 Diana Ross (Diane Earle) is born in Detroit. She is the lead singer of the Supremes from 1961-69. Her solo No. 1 singles include ``Ain't No Mountain High Enough'' and ``Upside Down.''

1886 Performer Al Jolson is born Asa Yoelson in St. Petersburg, Russia. The popular entertainer ushers in the era of sound movies in 1927 with ``The Jazz Singer.'' He is the subject of the 1947 movie ``The Jolson Story.''

Today's birthdays People born on March 26

Jennifer Grey (1960): Actress who is well known for playing the lead role of Francis "Baby" Houseman, opposite Patrick Swayze, in the film Dirty Dancing. She has also starred in the movies Red Dawn, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Reckless. Recently, Jennifer appeared on the silver screen alongside Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow in Bounce.

Leeza Gibbons (1957): Broadcast journalist who currently anchors the syndicated newsmagazine "Extra". Along with John Tesh, Gibbons was the host of "Entertainment Tonight" before leaving in 1994 to host her own daytime talk show, "Leeza." Feature film appearances include He Said, She Said, Robocop (I & II), Soap Dish, The Player and The Last Action Hero.

Martin Short (1950): Comedian/actor who got his start on the Canadian-made sitcom, "The David Steinberg Show," and then moved on to become a regular on the sketch comedy shows "SCTV" and "Saturday Night Live." Short, who is a star of both stage and screen, has appeared in the films Three Amigos!, Innerspace, Father of the Bride (I & II), Captain Ron, Mars Attacks and Mumford. In 1999, Martin garnered a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in "Little Me."

Vicki Lawrence (1949): Comedic actress who began her show business career playing skit characters on "The Carol Burnett Show" from 1967 to 1979. She later went on to become the star of the TV series, "Mama’s Family," a 30-minute sitcom that evolved from sketches on "The Carol Burnett Show." Vicki was also the host of the game show, "Win, Lose or Draw," and a regular panelist on the 1998 edition of the "Match Game."

James Caan (1939): Film actor who was cast as a member of the infamous Corleone mafia family in the legendary 1972 film, The Godfather. Caan has also starred in the movies Funny Girl, For the Boys, Misery, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Program, Eraser, Mickey Blue Eyes and most recently, The Way of the Gun.

Leonard Nimoy (1931): Trekkies and the public alike know him as Mr. Spock, the pointy-eared Vulcan who was the First Officer of the Star Ship Enterprise on the TV series "Star Trek." Following Star Trek, Nimoy played the role of Paris on the TV series, "Mission Impossible." He was also the host of "In Search Of," a television show that portrayed unusual natural phenomena and investigated the paranormal.

This day in history On March 26

1885 Eastman Kodak produces the first commercial moving-picture film.

1951 The United States Air Force Flag is approved. The design, which is laid out on a blue background, includes the coat of arms, thirteen white stars, and the Air Force Seal.

1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces a new vaccine to prevent polio, an infectious viral disease of the central nervous system that sometimes results in permanent paralysis.

1962 The Supreme Court backs the one-man, one-vote apportionment of seats in the State Legislature.

1979 In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign the Camp David Accords, the first peace agreement between the state of Israel and one of its Arab neighbors.

1982 Groundbreaking ceremonies are held in Washington D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

1989 Boris Yeltsin becomes the first popularly elected president of Russia during the first free elections in the history of the Soviet Union.

1997 Police enter a mansion in Santa Fe, California, and discover thirty-nine bodies from a mass suicide. The victims were all members of the religious cult, "Heaven’s Gate," who believed that by committing suicide, they would be picked up by an alien spacecraft following behind the Hale-Bopp comet.

Daily trivia March 26, 2003

Question: Who directed the version of `Hamlet` in which Mel Gibson plays the title role?

Answer: Franco Zeffirelli

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