INTERPREP ★ SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

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DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

BIRTHDAYS

• Virginia Madsen (Sideways, American Dreams) is 58

• Kristy McNichol is 57

• Harry Connick Jr. is 52

• Taraji P. Henson (Empire) is 49

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1954: The Miss America pageant made its network TV debut on ABC.

• 1962: The Beatles recorded their first singles, Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You, at EMI studios in London.

• 2001: Coordinated attacks resulted in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, destruction of the western portion of The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a passenger airliner crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In total, 2,974 people were killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

• 2002: The Pentagon was rededicated after repairs were completed, exactly one year after the attack on the building.

• 2017: Hurricane Irma left 7 million U.S. homes without power in Florida and Georgia.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• National Day of Service and Remembrance

• Patriot Day

• Make Your Bed Day

• Hot Cross Bun Day

UPCOMING

• September 12: Third Democratic Debate (Night 1)
• September 13: Third Democratic Debate (Night 2)
• September 13: Friday the 13th
• September 20: Storm Area 51
• September 21: Octoberfest begins in Munich, Germany
• September 22: Emmy Awards (Fox)
• September 23: First day of Fall
• September 28: SNL Season 45 begins
• October 1: Major League Baseball playoffs start
• October 3: NHL regular season starts
• October 11: Nobel Peace Prize winner announced
• October 11: National League Championship Series starts
• October 12: American League Championship Series starts
• October 13: Chicago Marathon
• October 27: Diwali
• October 31: Halloween (a Thursday)
• November 3: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 11: Veterans Day
• November 13: Country Music Association Awards
• November 28: Thanksgiving
• November 29: Black Friday
• November 30: Small Business Saturday
• December 20: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theater


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

3,108: Square miles of the capital city of Juneau, Alaska.


NEWS ATTACK!

John Bolton is no longer the national security advisor. He’s the third national security advisor this administration has had. Whether he resigned or was fired depends upon whom you ask. [Out of habit, Donald Trump referred to as a divorce.]

Did you hear about that female lawyer from Des Moines who moonlights in Nevada as a prostitute? [Well, if there were ever two professions that belonged together…]

Sarah Palin’s husband has filed for divorce. [That explains why people keep asking Tina Fey if she’s going to be okay.]

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame is running for Congress. After all those years of learning how to lie and deceive, she’s going into politics. [It must be great when you finally find your true calling in life.]

Fast food restaurant Wendy’s announced plans to hire an additional 20,000 people when they launch their breakfast menu. [Finally, our fat is doing the country some good.]

According to a new study, digital technology doesn’t harm the mental health of teenagers. [But it does harm the mental health of the parents who have to put up with those teenagers.]

This Christmas season, Target says it will hire 133,000 temporary workers. [No experience necessary. Must fit elf costume.]

The amusement park Six Flags America in Maryland is looking for six couples to spend 30 hours in coffins. [It can be happily married couples or it can be unhappy couples who like the idea of seeing each other in a coffin.]

A restaurant has opened in England where an endless supply of cheeses is passed before customers using a conveyor belt. [Please explain to me how America didn’t come up with this idea.]

Federal health authorities are upset with Juul for claiming that its e-cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes. [And part of a well-balanced diet.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

SOME OF US HAVE NO IDEA WHERE EVERYDAY FOOD COMES FROM _ A new survey has found many of you have no idea where your food comes from. In fact, 2 percent of you think bacon comes from a cow.

… 10 percent think tofu is a type of mushroom.

… 20 percent mistakenly think veal comes from a deer — rather than a calf.

STUDY FINDS THAT THIS IS THE MOST STRESSFUL PART OF DINING OUT _ What’s the most stressful part of dining out? Apparently it’s not paying the bill, or trying to figure out the tip. Nope… a new survey reveals picking what to wear is the most stressful part of eating out.

… On a related note, adults were asked what one thing should never be worn to a restaurant and No. 1 was flip-flops. Almost 40 percent of you think flip-flops in a restaurant are a no-no. Sandals was a close second. After all, who wants to see dirty feet while eating out? Third on the don’t-wear-this-out-to-eat list was sweatpants. But doesn’t wearing sweatpants give allow for dessert expansion?

SCIENTISTS FIND A SIMPLE WAY TO GET KIDS TO EAT MORE VEGETABLES _ Kids are picky eaters — so how do parents get them to eat the daily recommended amount of vegetables? Offer multiple veggies in one sitting. Researchers found that families who offered their kids multiple vegetable options at meal time — not just a single veggie — saw the number of servings their kids ate increase from .6 to 1.2.

RARE FULL MOON TO LIGHT UP FRIDAY THE 13th _ Friday the 13th will be extra spooky this week. The date associated with bad luck, haunted houses and that 1980s summer-camp slasher film series will get a full moon for the first time in years. According to the Farmers’ Almanac, those living in the Pacific, Central and Mountain time zones will get to gaze on the full moon before midnight on Friday, but those living in the Eastern time zone will have to fudge a little. Their full moon will happen just after midnight, at 12:33 AM, pushing it to the much-less-spooky date of Saturday, September 14.

… A full moon in September is also called a harvest moon, meaning it’s the full moon nearest to September 23, the autumnal equinox.

A U.S. ADVENTURER JUST BECAME THE FIRST TO REACH ALL OF THE WORLD’S DEEPEST SPOTS _ There aren’t many firsts left, and adventurer Victor Vescovo knocked off arguably the last major one — at least here on Earth — when he reached the Molloy Deep, the bottom-most point in the Arctic Ocean, on August 24. That dive was the final of the so-called Five Deeps mission, Vescovo’s quest to reach the absolute lowest spot in each ocean.

… Starting in December 2018 off Puerto Rico the Texas businessman’s submersible carried him solo to the deepest points on the planet. Over 10 months, Vescovo, his crew, and a scientific team circumnavigated the globe aboard the sub’s mother ship, Pressure Drop, covering more than 46,000 miles. Vescovo says that the expedition discovered perhaps 40-plus new species, corrected underwater maps, and studied the places known as hadal zones for pollutants and microscopic creatures. The effort culminated in last week’s dive off Svalbard Island.

HOSTESS INSPIRED SINGLE SERVE COFFEE CUPS _ It’s not impossible to think that some people enjoy a Hostess Twinkie with their coffee in the morning. Now Hostess would like you to combine the two with Twinkies-flavored coffee. According to the Impulsive Buy website, the flavored coffee comes in pod form for your single-serve countertop brew machine. • IMAGE

APPLE UNVEILS NEW iPHONES _ The new iPhones are the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. The Pro and Max each have a three-camera system, complete with a telephoto, ultra-wide, and regular lenses. Apple touted that each of the three cameras is capable of shooting in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

… The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch display, and the Pro Max has a 6.5-inch display. Be prepared to shell out a grand or more for the phones.

HASBRO DEBUTS ‘MS. MONOPOLY’ GAME _ While women battle the gender pay gap in the real world, Hasbro is releasing a new game called Ms. Monopoly that will pay women more than men — at least in Monopoly money. In addition to shifting the gender pay gap, the game’s famous properties will be replaced by innovations created by women. Instead of building houses, players will build corporate headquarters.

… Hasbro said in a news release Tuesday: “From inventions like WiFi to chocolate chip cookies, solar heating and modern shapewear, Ms. Monopoly celebrates everything from scientific advancements to everyday accessories — all created by women.”

… The classic Monopoly game lets players collect $200 when they pass Go. Under the rules of Ms. Monopoly, male players will still get the usual $200, but women will receive $240, reversing the real-life pay gap between men and women in the workplace.

… Last year, Hasbro released Monopoly for Millennials, which included the tagline: “Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway.” The game played to millennial stereotypes: Mr. Monopoly is wearing headphones and carrying a coffee on the cover of the board game, all while snapping a selfie. Instead of buying property, the game focuses on collecting experiences, such as going on a meditation retreat or to a vegan restaurant.

9-YEAR-OLD’S HOT LUNCH TAKEN AWAY OVER A $9.75 UNPAID BALANCE _ An Ohio elementary school student had his hot lunch taken away and was given a cheese sandwich instead because he had a $9.75 unpaid balance. Jefferson Sharpnack, who’s 9, had a hot lunch that included cheese sticks and sauce at Green Primary School in Uniontown, Ohio. It was taken away on a day last week that happened to be Jefferson’s birthday.

… Jefferson’s grandmother said she had received a letter from the school saying that the boy had an unpaid balance of $9.75, which she said she had arranged to pay with a check. But when her grandson went to school, he was denied the hot lunch because of the balance.

CASHIER USED ‘PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY’ TO STEAL CREDIT CARD INFO OF CUSTOMERS _ A store cashier in Tokyo been arrested on allegations of stealing the credit card information of 1,300 customers. The part-time worker was arrested for stealing credit card details to buy $2,600 worth of merchandise from online shopping sites. A police source said the man, who worked at a shopping mall, had memorized customers’ credit card information while processing their orders — then recalled the credit card details later to shop online.

… The suspect has a photographic memory and police found a notebook with card details listed in it.

MANY NEW DADS FAKE BEING ASLEEP _ According to a survey, half of fathers either continue to sleep or pretend to be asleep when their babies cry during the night. In addition to the 52 percent of dads who do not get up with their wailing children, an added 22 percent only get up after their partner has already crawled out of bed. The lack of support leaves six in 10 mothers feeling bitter toward their partners.

… Restless nights also mean 86 percent of moms prefer sleep to sex.

A GOOD REASON TO STAY UP LATE _ The early bird may get the worm, but there’s something to be said about burning the midnight oil. In fact, according to a study, staying up later and longer may increase alertness and productivity more than being an early riser.

… According to the study (reported in Scientific American) an hour and a half after waking, early birds and night owls were equally alert and showed no difference in attention-related brain activity. But after being awake for 10½ hours, night owls had grown more alert, performing better on a reaction-time task requiring sustained attention and showing increased activity in brain areas linked to attention.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: OBVIOUS: PARENTS BAFFLED BY TERMS KIDS USE ONLINE _ A poll reveals the obvious: The majority of parents admit they don’t understand the words their kids frequently use on social media and in texts. The poll also found that just under half of parents don’t monitor their children’s online activity.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DISNEY SUPER FAN BANNED FOR LIFE AFTER DRUNKEN ANTICS _ A drunk and aggressive Disney super fan was banned for life from all of the company’s Florida theme parks. Ellen McMillion (age 53) was booted from Disney’s Hollywood Studios last week after she hit a taxi driver in the parking lot. Deputies said McMillion started slapping the driver when she asked him for a cigarette and he told her he didn’t have one. When authorities confronted McMillion, she was slurring her words, reeked of alcohol and had trouble maintaining her balance.

… She told deputies she was intoxicated and wouldn’t cooperate with the investigation until she received a cigarette. She also hurled profanities at nearby children and threw her purse on the ground when asked for identification. While under arrest, McMillon allegedly kicked a deputy twice in the leg as she was placed in the back of a squad car.

… McMillon’s social media is overflowing with photos from Disney parks. Her Facebook page appears to show that she made near-weekly visits to the amusement parks, and often shared tips with other Disney lovers.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN FIXES UP, LIVES IN WRONG HOME _ He bought his first home, spent thousands fixing it up, and now, six months later, a guy in the UK has learned his home doesn’t belong to him. Apparently the guy owns the apartment next door. He blames the real estate agent for the mistake. She marketed the property and provided the key to the unit where the man had been living. Now he has to start over and fix up his actual apartment.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: HIT AND RUN DRIVER STOPS FOR DIRECTIONS _ Police in Germany arrested a hit and run driver after he stopped to ask them for directions. What he didn’t know was that the cops had just received a call from the man he hit up the road.


ON TELEVISION

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (8p ET, NBC) — New. Five of the previous night’s performers move on to the finals.

BIG BROTHER (8p ET, CBS) — New.

MASTERCHEF (8p ET, FOX) — New. The top four travel to the historic Hatfield House, where they must cook for Nigella Lawson.

SEASON FINALE: BULLETPROOF (8p ET, CW) — New. The full story about Ronald Pike Sr.’s shady past is uncovered.

SONGLAND (9p ET, NBC) — New. Undiscovered songwriters pitch original material to OneRepublic.

SEASON FINALE: BH90210 (9p ET, FOX) — New. The show has not yet been renewed for another season.

9/11: INSIDE AIR FORCE ONE (9p ET, History Channel) — This special gives a first time look inside the flight deck of Air Force One where the nation’s leaders struggled with the deadly attack, including first hand testimony from President George W. Bush Jr.

IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWERS: STUYVESANT HIGH ON 9/11 (9p ET, HBO) — This new documentary features former high school students who witnessed the Sept. 11 attacks up close. When the Twin Towers were attacked in 2001, students had just started their day at Stuyvesant, the New York City high school, blocks from the World Trade Center. The film combines footage of the attack with commentary from student eyewitnesses.

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (10p ET, NBC) — New. Celebrities playing include Lamorne Morris, Sara Foster, Lil Rel, Mike Colter, Erin Foster and Thomas Middleditch.

9/11: CONTROL THE SKIES (11p ET, National Geographic) — 4,500 planes were in the air over North America on the morning of September 11, 2001. After four crashes, no one knew if others were in danger of being hijacked. Where could they safely land? A small team of air traffic controllers in remote, rural Gander, Newfoundland, landed 167 planes in three hours without a single incident.


ENTERTAINMENT

APPLE TV+ WILL BE FREE OR $5 _ Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t waste any time at the company’s 2019 iPhone event Tuesday. One of the first announcements he made was that Apple’s new video streaming service, Apple TV+, will launch November 1 for $4.99 a month. However, if you buy an iPad, iPhone or other Apple product it’ll be free for a year, after which you’ll pay the regular $4.99/month.

SEE THE THANKSGIVING EPISODE OF ‘FRIENDS’ UP CLOSE _ If you’ve ever dreamed of putting on your eating pants, donning a turkey wearing sunglasses on your head, or making a truly disgusting trifle during Thanksgiving, you’re in luck. A new tour will allow you to see and experience the iconic Thanksgiving episode of Friends IRL. Friendsgiving is part of the Warner Bros. Studio Tours in California. It starts with a 90-minute tour that basically takes you through an episode of Friends, starting with grabbing an umbrella and dancing around the real fountain used in the opening credits. This fountain hasn’t been displayed before, so it’s reason enough to try out the tour.

… From there, you’ll tour some locations from the show, including Central Perk, as well as Stage 24 where the show was filmed. After the tour, you’ll end up in the Studio’s Commissary Fine Dining room (where the cast ate) where you’ll be served a real Thanksgiving meal of turkey and ham alongside all the fixings. Because after all, “you can’t have Thanksgiving without turkey. That’s like Fourth of July without apple pie or Friday with no two pizzas.”

… The description of the tour said they’re still debating adding Ross’s “Moist Maker” sandwich to the menu. The event will run you $139 and tickets are only available on select dates (November 2, 9, 16, 23, 29, and 30).

JENNIFER LOPEZ PERFORMING AT SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW? _ Jennifer Lopez has never played the Super Bowl halftime show — but if a new report is to be believed, 2020 could be the year of J.Lo. According to “multiple sources” at Us Weekly, the NFL has reached out to J.Lo to play the Super Bowl 54.

JACK BLACK DID DISNEY FOR HIS 50th _ Jack Black has just shared a fun video of his 50th birthday. The comedian, musician and actor took his family to Disneyland and hit 50 attractions in one day. (He admits in the video he cheated… it took him two days to complete.) • VIDEO

MICHAEL JORDAN MAKES BIG MOVE FOR BAHAMAS _ Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, and Michael Jordan says he, too, is “devastated” when he looks at the destruction. The former NBA great has a personal link to the islands, where he owns property and visits frequently. And so Jordan has decided to donate $1 million to hurricane relief efforts there, and promises to “[track] the situation closely and [work] to identify non-profit agencies where the funds will have the most impact.”

… Other stars who are helping out include Tyler Perry, who sent his private plane to the Bahamas packed with relief supplies, and Ludacris, who donated $100,000.

CHRISTIAN BALE OFFERS ROBERT PATTINSON BATMAN ADVICE _ Christian Bale has put some simple advice out there for Robert Pattinson now that he’s been confirmed as the new Batman. Bale played Batman from 2005-2012, starring as the masked hero in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Bale’s advice is the same he gave when Ben Affleck took over the role for a couple of movies: Be able to pee by yourself.

… Being in the bat costume means needing possible assistance when it’s time to relieve yourself, something Bale learned while doing his first Batman movie. For movies two and three he wanted a suit he could, uh, manage ‘down there’ so he could pee in private.

PRINCE’S ‘1999’ ALBUM TO GET DELUXE REISSUE TREATMENT _ One of the biggest challenges facing the Prince estate is what to release from the vault next: with literally thousands of hours of studio and live outtakes spanning 40 years, there’s no shortage of top-shelf material to choose from. And after a deluxe edition of Purple Rain, the solo Piano & a Microphone 1983 and the Originals collection, it’s hard to imagine a more exciting release than the one that’s coming next: a massive deluxe edition of the 1999 album, sprawled across 5 CDs, 1DVD or 10 LPs and 1DVD. The collection will contain dozens of B-sides, remixes and 35 previously unreleased outtakes — along with two full concerts from the legendary tour in support of the album (both from 1982: November 30 in Detroit and December 29 in Houston).

… It’s out November 29.

ALYSSA MILANO GUN REFORM MEETING WITH TED CRUZ: CIVIL _ Alyssa Milano sat down Tuesday with Sen. Ted Cruz for a discussion about gun reform and says the meetup was cordial — not at all like their exchange of Twitter barbs that sparked the much-anticipated discussion.

… Alyssa and Ted’s face-to-face talk was streamed live, and during the hour-long session, the actress said she was begging Cruz “to have the courage to lead” on gun reform, and told him his stance on the polarizing subject “has made you almost like this caricature of a villain.” Cruz talked about the division in America, calling it an “angry time” in our nation’s history, and said the conversation was beneficial, because it could show people how to treat others with civility and humanity, no matter what side of the issue they feel strongly about.

… Ted agreed to the meeting after Alyssa called him out on Twitter for offering “thoughts and prayers” after a gunman went on a shooting spree earlier last month in Texas.

KELLY RIPA AND OVER 300 BALLET DANCERS BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORD _ More than 300 ballet dancers in New York have broken a world record. Kelly Ripa was one of 306 people that gathered on West 67th Street in New York City on Tuesday to break the Guinness World Record for Most Ballet Dancers En Pointe Simultaneously, beating the previous record-holding number of 245, which was set in Orlando in 2011.

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN AND SISTER PAIGE BROWN DEVELOPING MOVIE FOR NETFLIX _ Millie Bobby Brown may be a rising star with only one feature film and a Netflix mega-hit series under her belt, but the 15-year-old actress is already getting into the producing game. Brown is teaming up with her sister Paige Brown to develop their original drama film A Time Lost for Netflix.

… The story “follows a long-standing feud between two Long Island families which comes to a head when one of their teenage daughters is diagnosed with cancer.”


AUDIO

Find these audio files on the PRO AUDIO PAGE.

🎧 DROP: They’re my only escape from the drudgery of work and family.

🎧 A teacher in Denver gave birth on her school’s sidewalk.

🎧 Cat found in engine compartment of Florida woman’s car.


BITS & BREAKS

I DIDN’T KNOW MY (BLANK) COULD DO THAT!

I was riding with a coworker in her car and the sun was coming in her side window. She’d left her sunglasses here at the radio station so I suggested she drop her sun visor and swing it over to the side.

She didn’t know her sun visor could do that!

LIFE HACKS

Do you share personal life hacks on your show? One of the members of our show shared this: buy a 10-foot phone recharging cord. Great for when you have to snake a cord under a couch or out from under the bed.

A woman on Twitter shared her life hack: She always has a spare pare of fresh undies in her purse and backpack. If she’s feeling grimy or even having a bad day, a quick change “makes you feel like you’re rebooting your day.”

WHAT YOUR ATTITUDE NUMBER MEANS

Your Attitude Number comes from the month and day you were born. It’s one of the components of the numerology chart and it describes your unique personality and the attitude with which you approach life. The Attitude Number can also provide insight into how others perceive you.

To determine your Attitude number, add your birth day and birth month until you get to a single digit provides the result. For example, if you were born December 28 you have 12/28, which is 1+2+2+8=13. Now reducing 13, you get 1+3 = 4. So your Attitude Number is 4.

1 = Assertive

2 = Enduring

3 = Versatile

4 = Sensitive

5 = Creative

6 = Analytical

7 = Harmonious

8 = Secretive

9 = Prudent

LONG VERSION

• Attitude Number 1: The impression you give off is of someone who is self-sufficient, independent, and one who doesn’t normally ask others for assistance. People can see you as being competitive and driven, but also a bit stand-offish. You seem to be at your best in a decision making or leadership role.

Those with Attitude number 1 tend to feel the need to be the winners in any situation. As such, giving them praise or approval will tend to make them strive to prove themselves to you; however, if you try to be controlling or demanding they will more likely than not, do the opposite and go against the grain.

• Attitude Number 2: The impression you give off is of someone who is kind, accommodating, sensitive, and generally easy going. You are more intuitive and likely drawn to the spiritual and the metaphysical nature of the world. As such, you tend to be more in touch with the emotions and vibrations of the people around you, and can often be influenced by the feelings of those that are in close proximity to you physically.

Because you are more receptive, observant, and sensitive, others may often find themselves wondering whether you may have some psychic or other mystical abilities.

• Attitude Number 3: The impression you give off is of someone who is social, charismatic, dynamic, witty, and smart with a good sense of humor.

You can be the life of the party, however, your mood also tends to rub off on those around you, and as such, as much as you can be the one to lighten things up in a somber atmosphere, you can also bring everyone in the room down along with you if you are in a bad mood. However, the down turns don’t usually last and the 3 Attitude is quick to recover, back to having fun and “performing” for the audience.

• Attitude Number 4: The impression you give off is of someone who is hard working, dependable, reliable, trustworthy, honest, and loyal. Because of your grounded nature, you tend to not like being surprised or take any chances, and this can often make you seem to others as being overly rigid and unable to live in the moment.

In reality this is not the case, and the 4 Attitude is simply exhibiting worries for the welfare of those they love and care for. Their concerns and inhibitions should be seen as watching out for others, rather than someone who is always trying to put a damper on your plans.

• Attitude Number 5: The impression you give off is of someone who is cheerful, playful, fearless, and one who embraces change. You seem fun, often flirty, and someone who enjoys being the center of attention. Because of your adventurous and excitable nature, and a zest for life, you are always on the lookout for the new and the different , and are much more likely to travel and experience the world.

On the down side, you may be more prone to excessive use of drugs, sex, and alcohol.

• Attitude Number 6: The impression you give off is that family, friends, and loved ones are the center of your world. This often not only applies to your close family members, but also to your workplace, and the people who work with, or for you.

You give off a vibe of a caretaker and a nurturer, and are likely a perfectionist and somewhat of a control freak, taking over in emergency situations and coordinating damage control. Because of your caring and nurturing persona, people from all walks of life tend to be attracted to you.

• Attitude Number 7: The impression you give off is of someone who is analytical, introspective, intellectual, and intelligent.

Attitude number 7 is a mysterious, often withdrawn, and introverted number. As such, it is hard to pin down a 7’s exact intentions, or get to know them well, even after knowing them for a very long time. They tend to be very good observers, seeing details where others don’t, being able to analyze and solve problems, and grasping for knowledge from within all aspects of the universal spectrum in search of the greatest truths.

• Attitude Number 8: The impression you give others is of someone with a strong character and personality. Ambitious and driven, with a strong work ethic and the ability to visualize what others can’t, you are more likely capable of getting things done.

Because your natural tendency is toward the leader role, others will more likely perceive you as the one who must be the boss, or the one in charge. This confidence is more likely to be more advantageous for you when it comes to business and politics, although not necessarily always successful, especially when it comes to money.

• Attitude Number 9: The impression you give off is of someone compassionate, socially conscious, and concerned about the well being of the world and all the things within it. Your philanthropic ideals and charisma will often draw others to you, making you a leader figure on your venture to serve a greater purpose on some humanitarian cause.

The weight of the responsibility, and taking charge, can often leave you exhausted and be detrimental to your health. Because of this, you need to be mindful of overexerting yourself in the process.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: Per capita, the people of the Quad Cities area of the Midwest (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa + Rock Island and Moline, Illinois) buy more of this than people anywhere else in the U.S. (Fabric softener)

TRIVIA: The average person eats 8½ pounds of these a year. (Pickles)

POP QUIZ!

The average man’s salary increases by 6 percent after he…

• Stops drinking

• Starts working out

• Buys a home

• Becomes a dad*


DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

BIRTHDAYS

• Linda Gray (Dallas) is 79

• Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, The Matrix) is 68

• Comedian Louis C.K. is 52

• Jennifer Hudson is 38

• Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) is 33

• Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera) is 33

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1953: Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

• 2001: President George W. Bush labeled the previous day’s terrorist attacks “acts of war” and asked Congress for $20 billion to rebuild and recover.

• 2013: The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, completed his last shift as a search and rescue helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force.

• 2013: NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe made history by advancing past the solar system — becoming the first man-made object to reach interstellar space.

• 2017: A monster fatburg 820 feet long and 130 tons was found in the sewers under East London.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• National Police Woman’s Day

• Video Games Day

• Chocolate Milk Shake Day

UPCOMING

• September 12: Third Democratic Debate (Night 1)
• September 13: Third Democratic Debate (Night 2)
• September 13: Friday the 13th
• September 20: Storm Area 51
• September 21: Octoberfest begins in Munich, Germany
• September 22: Emmy Awards (Fox)
• September 23: First day of Fall
• September 28: SNL Season 45 begins
• October 1: Major League Baseball playoffs start
• October 3: NHL regular season starts
• October 11: Nobel Peace Prize winner announced
• October 11: National League Championship Series starts
• October 12: American League Championship Series starts
• October 13: Chicago Marathon
• October 27: Diwali
• October 31: Halloween (a Thursday)
• November 3: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 11: Veterans Day
• November 13: Country Music Association Awards
• November 28: Thanksgiving
• November 29: Black Friday
• November 30: Small Business Saturday
• December 20: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theater