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Y BRINGS F EBRUAR FUN BAKER MIDDLE SCHOOL * 2320 WASHINGTON AVENUE * BAKER CITY, 0REGON Issue 4 Children’s Dental Health Month February February 2010 www.baker.k12.or.us By Kayla Davis People around the world are sending messages and materials to Fun Facts! ------------------ millions of community’s across the country. Each February, since By Clifton Brown 1949, the ADA (American Dental Association) has sponsored the ...DAWG BLOG STAFF... There are lots of fun facts in month to raise awareness among families about the importance Kristi Boman February, here are some of to children of good oral health. The ADA provides Clifton Brown my favorites: free dental exams, teeth cleaning, and dental fillings Kayla Davis for people without insurance. To contact the ADA February Celebrates Havanna Dowdy go to www.ada.org. Remember to brush your teeth, no one likes bad breath. International Friendship Tiffani Fisher National Grapefruit Michelle Freese National Snack Food Bailey Hill Sharon Jackson February is... Black History Month National Wild Bird Feeding Responsible Pet Owners Heather Mazzagotte white man which was illegal National Cherry By: Hanna Miller Brittany McConnell This month is Black History during that time. She was then February-------------------------- Ashley McMurray Month. We acknowledge arrested for this. After she got 3 = Elmo’s Birthday (the day Kylie Melton people such as Martin Luther out of prison she started a boy- to celebrate the beloved Elmo) Hanna Miller King Jr., Rosa Parks, and many cott against riding buses. She 9 = Hershey’s Chocolate more. gathered about a thousand Af- Founded Cassidy Palmer rican Americans, including Janelle Shankle = Toothache Day (a day to Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Martin Luther King, Jr. and even learn or review the cause of Josie Skidgel prominent leader and he some white people. Buses ended toothache and tooth decay) made speeches about how Af- up having no people on them 10 = Umbrella Day (honors rican-Americans should be and the business began to one of the world’s most ...Advisor... treated the same as white. He loose money. Many people invaluable inventions) Mrs. Sam Sullivan had many followers but he walked to school, work, and 13 = Get a Different Name was assassinated during one many other places just to show Day (for those who are not ...Administration... of his speeches on April 4, how wrong it was to make Afri- fond of the name given to them Mr. Gary Shermer 1968. He is remembered today can Americans give up bus at birth) as a very important person in seats. 20 = Hoodie-Hoo Day (you are Dean of Students black history. We celebrate these people for supposed to go outside to shout Ms. Minda Vaughan Rosa Parks was an African- their actions and courage and “Hoodie-hoo!” to scare away American Civil Rights Activist. we appreciate what they have winter and make way for Principal spring!) She is remembered for refus- done. Happy Black History ing to give her bus seat up to a Month! 21 = Love your Pet Day (this day is a day to show your love to your pets) Cancer Day AMERICAN HEART MONTH 27 = No-Brainer Day (the day for you to do all those “no By Kristi Boman By Heather Mazzagotte The American Heart Association brainer” tasks and activities) This day is marked on the 4th Cardiovascular diseases, works with the administration = Polar Bear Day to raise awareness for deadly such as stroke, heart attack to draft and sign this annual (celebrates the world’s largest diseases. It encourages pre- or heart failure, are the proclamation. During American carnivore - a polar bear) vention, detection, and treat- nation’s number one killer. So Heart Month, thousands of our ment. International Union to urge Americans to join the volunteers visit their neighbors. Against Cancer leads this day battle against these Their goal is to raise funds in a hope to become a politi- diseases, in 1963 for research and education cal priority. So mark this day Congress required the and pass along information on your calendar, give to your president to proclaim about heart disease and stroke. favorite charity and help fight February “American Heart So stay active, eat less, and against cancer. Month.” keep your heart healthy. Baker Middle School DAWG BLOG Page 2 Valentine’s International Friendship Month Day By Josie Skidgel Have you checked your car rides, secret keeping, hysterical breakouts, sharing to celebrate all the wonderful friends you have. Why? calendar lately? Did you know embarrassing moments, Because friendship is man’s By Brittany McConnell that February is not only for crying on each others greatest miracle, being able to Do you have a special someone? Then buy them a Valentine! You valentines but also for shoulder, having somebody take a stranger into your life all know that on February 14 yourself, chosen family, and who’s always there for you no and treat them like family is you celebrate love and friend- your friends. matter what or having a surely nothing less than a ship and buy that special some- person that knows what’s wonder. So let these miracles one a card or flowers or some- Have you ever thought on your mind without you unravel and have a happy thing of that sort, but why? about what life would be even telling them? International Friendship like without all those Month! Well, since the beginning of gossip sessions, crazy Take time out this month time, the male penguin has been searching the beach for months, sometimes years to find the perfect pebble to give R.A.K. Day History of to their beloved mates on that Random Acts of Kindness special day in February. Now, that’s true love! I know what By Sharon Jackson Valentine’s you’re thinking: “Oh my gosh, It’s February! that’s such a great story! I want to get my special someone a present, I know there are lots of cool holidays this month, but Day but I don’t know where to find that I think one of the most important is National Random By Havanna Dowdy perfect pebble! I don’t know what to Acts of Kindness Day. If you haven’t caught on as to Have you ever wondered why do!” Leadership has your solu- what a R.A.K. is, go look it up, or ask our lovely Mrs. every year on February 14 we tion! Buy a BMS Valo-gram for Lee. Anyhow, it’s on February 17 and it’s a special give gifts such as flowers and them! Available for sale at day to perform R.A.K.s. Although, I’m not saying you chocolate to our loved ones, lunch in the gym until Febru- shouldn’t perform them everyday! and all in the name of Saint ary 11. Valentine? And who exactly is Valentine’s Day Remember to mark your calendar Saint Valentine? Well there are many stories but the most and make someone’s day! Dance commonly believed is... Saint Valentine may have sent By Cassidy Palmer Give to another human being without the expectation of a return. the first ‘Valentine’ himself. As we all know there is going While jailed he fell in love to be an Annual Valentine’s Day Dance this year. The dance will be held on Friday, VALO-GRAMS with a girl believed to be the jailers’ daughter. He decided he would tell her how he felt February 12, and just like any By Bailey Hill other dance it will begin at and sent her a note, signed 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. HEY! Have you heard? Valo-Grams are on sale! ‘Your Valentine’, a term still This year the dance is provided What are Valo-Grams you may ask? They are basically Valentines used today. Although people by Rachel’s Challenge which is Day cards and gifts! You can buy these items and have them are unsure on how the date led by the much loved Mrs. Lee. delivered to your “sweetie” (PRICES RANGE FROM $1 TO $5 AND WILL BE was chosen, most believe it If you know Mrs. Lee very well DELIVERED 8TH PERIOD ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12). The price list and items are you know that she is a very may have been his death, and listed below: Valentine’s Day has caring teacher. Anytime that you need anything - Room 1 is Small card and a heart shaped swirl sucker = .50 continued to be the place to go. Big card and fancy double heart sucker = 1.00 celebrated ever Big card and chocolate valentines candy = 1.00 since 270 A.D. One thing that is often needed from students is pencils. The Little white bear and big card = 2.00 school does not provide Valentine bear (med. size) and big card = 3.00 pencils to just hand out to people, so Mrs. Lee is asking Big white or cream huggable bear and big card = 4.00 Advancing Toward Big bear, big card and your choice of candy = 5.00 every student to bring a box of the Future, pencils to the dance and they The proceeds will go toward painting our lockers purple!! will get a dollar off of the One Paw at a Time. admission. Bring your pencils and join the fun! Printed/Design - Baker School District 5J - Printshop Baker Middle School DAWG BLOG Page 3 Birthdays in February Celebrities Birthday’s By: Hanna Miller of February If your birthday is in February, your name will be in this article. By Ashley McMurray Guaranteed. Also, you will receive a sucker from the leadership February– class. Have fun and eat lots of cake on your special day. 1 = Lauren Conrad – Actor 2 = Farrah Fawcett – Actress (R.I.P.) 7th Grade 8th Grade 3 = Elmo – Famous puppet 4 = Cheyenne Miller 2 = Liz Quigley 4 = Rosa Parks – Fought for equal rights (R.I.P.) 5 = Robbie White 2 = Madysen Young 6 = Bob Marley – Singer (R.I.P.) 6 = Brooke Duby 7 = Josh Christensen 7 = Charles Dickens – Author (R.I.P.) 7 = Kim Pettit 14 = Kristi Dethloff 11 = Taylor Lautner – Actor; starred in Twilight 8 = Jacob Rammer 16 = Austin Mitchell 12 = Abraham Lincoln – President (R.I.P.) 13 = Mikayla Jones 17 = Brynn Haun 17 = Paris Hilton – Famous Singer/Actor 14 = Kayla Davis 24 = Jared Brady 18 = John Travolta – Actor 16 = Elizabeth Hardy 19 = Haylie Duff – Singer/Actor 20 = Matea Huggins Teachers 20 = Rihanna – Singer/Actor 20 = Havilah Strommer 6 = Mr. Johnson 21 = Ashley Greene – Actress; starred in Twilight 23 = Torry Good 13 = Mrs. Lee 22 = George Washington – President (R.I.P.) 25 = Austin Nickens 23 = Dakota Fanning – Actress 24 = George Thorogood – Singer Now, there is only one thing left to do – go sing them 25 = George Harrison – Member of the Beatles (R.I.P.) Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, you guys! Happy 26 = Johnny Cash – Singer (R.I.P.) Birthday to YOU! 28 = Mario Andretti – Race-Car Driver Elmo’s Birthday! can’t forget Elmo’s crayon that The Day the he happens to By Havanna Dowdy mark it on your calendar and carry every where. Music Died Hi ya kids! Don’t you remember kick back and enjoy an Doo-doo-da-doo. By Sharon Jackson watching Sesame Street? Well, episode of Sesame Street, and Doo-doo-da- February 3, 1959. An aircraft the beloved puppet, Elmo, who stay in tune for Elmo’s World. doo Elmo’s crashes in a small field five World! miles away from the Mason made his first appearance in City, Iowa airport. All three 1979, is celebrating his 31 st Re-familiarize with Elmo, Watch it! passengers and their pilot birthday on February 3! So Dorothy, Mr. Noodle, and you died instantly. In that moment, early rock and roll lost Buddy Leap Day Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, three of the greatest musi- By Josie Skidgel cians of their time; the genre A leap year only comes Have you ever been tired would never be the same. around every four years. This of your same old name? occurs because of the I know I have. Have you ever wanted to change it? For those of you who don’t gregorian calendar. It repeats know these musicians there every four hundred years. A Even if it’s just for a day. Well, and become twins. Become may possibly be something leap year happens on only if you haven’t, why not start Rob and Bob, Tia and Lea, wrong with your brain. Buddy years divisible by four. Leap on February 13? Blake and Jake, Brian and Holly’s music inspired many day will usually occur on a Ryan, or Thing 1 and Thing 2. later artists, notably The Monday or a Wednesday February 13 is a day for kids Maybe even name yourself Beatles, The Beach Boys, and more often than any other day. to have a unique, new, crazy after Mr. Johnson or Mr. The Rolling Stones. Ritchie In a span of four hundred and fun name for a day! Mitchell. I don’t think you’ll Valens’ career lasted only years leap day will occur 15 Sounds fun right? You can pass for look-a-likes, but it about eight months, but dur- times and on Monday or name yourself Bob Henry, Betty sounds fun. So pick a new ing those months he recorded Wednesday, 14 times on a Spaghetti, MJ Jr. or Pikachu exotic name for February 13 several hits, including “La Friday or Saturday, and 13 from Pokémon. You could even and have fun! Bamba”. As for Richardson, he times on a Sunday, Tuesday or buddy up with your friends started with a radio show, and Thursday. The longest time turned himself into one of the between two leap years was greatest musicians. All of eight years, between 1896 and these artists had a rather short 1904. Leap day is an added day career, but they will be remem- to the calendar in February. bered as some of the greatest That day is February 29. and most influential musi- cians of their time. Baker Middle School DAWG BLOG Page 4 The Abused By Tiffani Fisher and Heather Mazzagotte By Tiffani Fisher vaccinated, make an Have you ever seen a more Some can’t You may think that appointment for horrible sight? Every day afford to February 20 is just a February 20, Love Your hundreds of animals are feed them regular day, but it’s not. Pet Day. It’s not as fun as abused by owners that don’t all or take What did I ever do to February 20 is called “Love playing together, but at least care. We’re telling you this them to a vet you to deserve this? Your Pet Day.” To celebrate you’ll feel really good about because we care and want you for daily check ups. Love Your Pet Day in a fun way, it. to care too. do what your pet loves to do!! Other people are animal Another great way to celebrate Animals deserve a home with hoarders and have more pets Here are some ideas for Love Your Pet Day is to do a loving family, healthy food, then they can care for. Animal different types of pets. If you something for the pets that fresh water and a warm place cops save as many as they can can’t find cat toys, make your still need homes. While you’re to sleep everyday. What they and try to stop the farms and own. Just take a piece of paper picking up food and litter for don’t deserve is to be beaten, hoarding. The more animal (not too large) and fold into a your pet, grab an extra bag and starved, or cops and vets we have the fan. Tie a long piece of string donate it to your local animal put in a dog more animals survive. If to it and you have got the best shelter. fight (which you want to help stop cat toy ever. is illegal in all animal abuse either go to: Of course Love Your Pet Day fifty states). www.Humane Society.org You can love your dog too by isn’t just for cats and dogs, it’s Everyday or www.ASPCA.com. They having your dog groomed or for exotic pets as well. Show all around We never did anything wrong. give you tips on how to find Why? do it yourself at home. your love to your fish by the world and prevent animal abuse. What better way to cleaning the bowl. Show your dog and cat farms raise and One more thing you can do to show your pet love love to your hamster by breed cats and dogs. They try help prevent this is to get your than to make sure he is cleaning the cage. All to sell them and if they don’t cat or dog neutered or spayed clean and comfortable. In pets deserve love and they leave them in their cages so they won’t have addition to being clean, it’s attention. to rot and die. Some farms more babies and important for your pet to be choose to euthanize animals more animals healthy and free of disease. If and dispose of them in barrels get abused. you’ve put off having your pet instead of taking them to a PLEASE local shelter for adoption. HELP!!!! ASK CARL Healthy I appreciate all submissions I received Valentine and I apologize if your letter isn’t featured this time. Snacks By Michelle Freese Dear Carl, Dear A, I want to punch a kid, what First off, I’d like to commend 1. Chocolate Truffles Chocolate is a good and do I do? I want to punch him you on your language choice. 2. Milk Chocolate healthy treat in cause he was talking some On a more serious note, you 3. Dark Chocolate moderation. It contains serious junk to me and my should neither kick his behind 4. White Chocolate a natural health- buddies and it really nor make his life heck. I do 5. Chocolate Covered Almonds promoting substance grinded my gears. And this suggest that you talk to 6. Chocolate Bark called Flavonoids. guy said that he could beat someone such as Mr. Turner 7. Mint Chocolate Flavonoids seem to help me and my buddies up but I or Ms. Vaughan about your 8. Chocolate covered Cherries prevent heart disease find that very unlikely and situation. They can help you highly impossible. So can I sort out your problem with this 9. Peanut Butter filled and cancer. The idea of just kick his behind or do I person. I understand how Chocolates eating chocolate sounds need to deviously make his frustrating situations like this 10. Raspberry Swirl Chocolate like a tempting and life heck? can be, but you have to keep (just to name a few) delicious way to better your cool. health. Remember the Sincerely, darker the chocolate the Agent A Sincerely, better it is for you. Carl Baker Middle School DAWG BLOG Page 5 History of l O V e Quotes By Ashley McMurray HersHey “When you are in love you can’t fall By Kylie Melton By Heather Mazzagotte asleep because reality is better than Hey Everybody! It’s time for Hoodie Hoo Day! Have you ever wondered where, your dreams.” –Dr Seuss Hoodie Hoo Day (February 20) is a national copyrighted how, and even who invented “If you judge people, you have no time to holiday known around the world. This year it falls on a Hershey chocolate? Well if love them.” –Mother Teresa Saturday, so there aren’t any excuses not to celebrate this day! that’s the question - I have “The greatest things in life aren’t You could even wake up at 11:59 and without scheduling answers. Hershey chocolate seen, that’s why we close our eyes was invented by a man named anything big can still participate! How cool is that? The when we cry, kiss and dream.” Milton Hershey. It started when –Unknown traditional thing to do on this day is to gather a group of he was eighteen. He was an people, go outside at high noon, and all together yell “Hoodie “The best thing about me is you.” Hoo!!” to chase winter down and welcome the oncoming apprentice to a chocolate –Shannon Crown maker. He went on to open spring one month away. factories in New York, Chicago “If you love something, let it go. If This holiday is unique and and Philadelphia, before it comes back to you, it’s yours has been celebrated for 17 forever. If it doesn’t, then it was working at the Lancashire never meant to be.” –Unknown years in small towns. Let’s Caramel Corporation. make this holiday a “We are all a little weird and life’s a little celebration for all of Baker weird, and when we find someone whose However, he didn’t want to make weirdness is compatible with ours, we City to enjoy, if only for a caramel, he wanted to make join up with them and fall in mutual few seconds at noon. chocolate. Hershey became weirdness and call it love.” –Unknown Happy Hoodie Hoo Day! fascinated with the fine “Love is never wanting to lose instruments used to make faith, never wanting to give up, chocolates in Germany and Belgium so he sold his caramel and never truly moving on. Love is knowing and praying in the Girls Basketball business for one million dollars deepest part of what’s left of your Baker Middle School Girls Basketball has just started. heart that they feel the same.” – Mr. Ramos, 7th grade coach; and Paul Gambleton, 8th (an incredible amount at the time), CourtneyJo Wright grade coach, have been teaching the girls plays and improving and reinvested the capital into their skills with practice after school and in games. The 7th graders a chocolate factory and research of chocolate. SUPER have won 2 games and lost 3 while 8th graders have won 1 and lost 4. Some girls are bruised up and others have slight injuries Milton Hershey built a BOWL XLIV from hustling during games - way to be tough girls. The cheerleaders will also be cheering on the girls chocolate factory in Sunday, Feburary 7! for support. I hope we will see you at the next game to Pennsylvania and named the cheer them on too. By Michelle Freese town Hershey (after himself) at the The two NFL teams that are conclusion of his experiments. 8th Grade 7th Grade Intramural playing at the 2010 Super It was an immediate success. Bowl championships are the Erin Bachman Kate Averett Elizabeth Calder He also included homes for his Indianapolis Colts led by Alisson Brown Elizabeth Cahill Elizabeth Hardy workers in the surrounding Peyton Manning and the New Brittni Catron Kayla Davis Jennifer Hibbard town, a transport system, aid Orleans Saints with the Sutton Comstock Michelle Freese Tabitha Hull for schools and specialized amazing Reggie Bush! This is Jessica Hacker Michelle Lehman Jewellia Kerbow doctors. Working for him was a the 44th Super Bowl in History! Kayla Kirby Katherine Oglesbee Aryn Osborn dream job in early America. This could be a fun event to Elizabeth Quigley Kimberlee Pettit Jessica Overbay Eventually, his vision expanded watch with family or friends! Kyra Rowe Cailan Sherman Lydia Scott to build a park for the town, a Don’t miss it! Sami Searles Kylie Skidgel Elizabeth Titus place which soon became the famous Hershey Park. Finally, New Samantha Steele Emily Tatlock Nikki Waldron he left his entire legacy to the Erin Parker Madison Richards Hershey school system before Orleans LaKalyn Thomas passing away in 1945 at age 88. Saints You can celebrate Milton Led by Reggie Hershey’s accomplishments by purchasing some of his Bush Winter Olympics wonderful chocolate for that special someone on Valentine’s Indianapolis By Kayla Davis The winter Olympics start February 12-28. The Olympics occur Day, February 14. Colts every four years. This year the Olympics occur in Vancouver, Canada. You can watch them on NBC. My favorite things to watch Led by Peyton are Snowboarding, Bobsledding, Ice Hockey, and Cross Country Manning Skiing. P.S. Sorry Coach R, your Steelers didn’t make the cut! Make sure to tune in and cheer on your favorite athlete. Baker Middle School DAWG BLOG Page 6 Movie Releases for February and March by Bailey Hill ALICE IN WONDERLAND PG-13 THE LIGHTNING THIEF PG-13 VALENTINES DAY PG-13 Tim Burton takes a stab at It's the 21st century, but the An all-star ensemble cast Lewis Carroll's timeless tale of gods of Mount Olympus and comes together in 'Valentine's a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) assorted monsters have Day,' following the intertwining lost within a fantasyland with walked out of the pages of high storylines of a group of Los this 3-D production of Alice in school student Percy Angelinos as they find their Wonderland. The Lion King's Jackson's Greek mythology way through romance over the Linda Woolverton provides the texts and into his life. And course of one Valentine's Day. script, with Hollywood heavy- they're not happy: Zeus' light- weights Richard Zanuck and ning bolt has been stolen, and Directed by veteran filmmaker Joe Roth heading up the pro- Percy is the prime suspect. Garry Marshall, the film stars duction team. Burton veteran Even more troubling is the sud- Jessica Alba ('Fantastic Four'), collaborator Johnny Depp co-stars as The Mad Hatter in den disappearance of Percy's mother. As Percy adapts Academy Award winner Kathy Bates ('Misery'), Jes- the Walt Disney Productions picture. to his newly discovered status as a demi-god (his father sica Biel ('I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry'), Bra- is Poseidon), he finds himself caught between the bat- dley Cooper ('The Hangover'), Eric Dane (TV's 'Grey's tling titans of Mt. Olympus. He and his friends embark on Anatomy'), Patrick Dempsey ('Enchanted'), Hector FROZEN PG-13 a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning Elizondo (the 'Princess Diaries' films), Academy Award A typical day on the slopes thief, save Percy's mom, and unravel a mystery more winner Jamie Foxx ('Ray'), Jennifer Garner ('Juno'), turns into a chilling nightmare powerful than the gods themselves. Topher Grace ('Spider-Man 3'), Academy Award nomi- for three snowboarders when nee Anne Hathaway ('Rachel Getting Married'), Ashton they get stranded on the chairlift Kutcher ('What Happens in Vegas'), Academy Award before their last run. As the ski TAKERS PG-13 nominee Queen Latifah ('Chicago'), Taylor Lautner ('The patrol switches off the night 'Takers,' directed by John Twilight Saga: New Moon'), George Lopez ('Beverly lights, they realize with grow- Luessenhop, revolves around Hills Chihuahua'), Academy Award winner Shirley ing panic that they've been left a notorious group of criminals MacLaine ('Terms of Endearment'), Emma Roberts ('Hotel behind dangling high off the (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., for Dogs'), Academy Award winner Julia Roberts ('Erin ground with no way down. Chris Brown, Hayden Brockovich') and award-winning singer-songwriter Tay- Christensen and Michael Ealy) lor Swift. With the resort closed until the following weekend and who continue to baffle police frostbite and hypothermia already setting in, the trio is by pulling off perfectly executed forced to take desperate measures to escape off the bank robberies. They are in and mountain before they freeze to death. Once they make out like clockwork, leaving no Be kind. their move, they discover with horror that they have evidence behind and laying low much more to fear than just the frigid cold. As they in between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one It’s hardly ever the combat unexpected obstacles, they start to question if their will to survive is strong enough to overcome the last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened wrong thing to do. worst ways to die? detective (Matt Dillon) who is determined to on solve the case. GHOST WRITER PG-13 When a successful British ghostwriter, 'The Ghost,' Liz Quigley, Robbie White agrees to complete the mem- Valo-Grams start Madysen Young The Day the Cheyenne Miller B-Day Brooke Duby, oirs of former British Prime Min- selling Music Died B-Day Mr. Johnson ister Adam Lang, his agent B-Day Disaster Day Groundhog Day Frozen movie release B-Day assures him it's the opportu- nity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start- Kim Pettit, Valo-Grams Mikayla Jones, -not least because his prede- Jacob Rammer Toothache Day Umbrella Day Last day to buy Delivered Josh Christensen Valentine’s Dance Mrs. Lee cessor on the project, Lang's B-Day B-Day Valo-Grams B-Day long-term aide, died in an un- Valentines movie release Get a different fortunate accident. SUPER BOWL XLIV name day The Ghost flies out to work on the project, in the middle Kayla Davis, of winter, to an oceanfront house on an island off the Kristi Dethloff Pet Day Elizabeth Hardy, Brynn Haun Ghost Writer movie Matea Huggins, U.S. Eastern seaboard. But the day after he arrives, a B-Day Austin Mitchell B-Day release Havilah Strommer former British cabinet minister accuses Lang of authoriz- Valentine’s Day B-Day R.A.K. Day B-Day ing the illegal seizure of suspected terrorists and handing Hoodie Hoo Day them over for torture by the CIA--a war crime. The controversy brings reporters and protesters swarming to the island mansion where Lang is staying with his Love Your Pet Day Torry Good B-Day Jared Brady Austin Nickens Takers movie release No-Brainer Day wife, Ruth, and his personal assistant (and mistress), B-Day B-Day Polar Bear Day Amelia. As The Ghost works, he begins to uncover clues suggesting his predecessor may have stumbled on a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA--and that some- how this information is hidden in the manuscript he left February 12 - 28 = WINTER OLYMPICS behind. Was Lang in the service of the American intelli- gence agency while he was prime minister? And was The Ghost's predecessor murdered because of the ap- palling truth he uncovered?