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Across: 1 Toy. 2 His.
4 Twice. 7 Air. 8 Ace.
9 Pea. 11 Boy. 13 Notes.
Down: 1 Train. 2 Heads.
3 Sheen. 4 Top. 5 Ebb.
6 Shy. 10 Ash. 12 Oak.
Egyptian dry measure of 5 bushels
Wool substitute made from peanut shells
Solution to Friday's puzzle
The word may sound familiar, but do you know
what it means?
Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.
1&1D Children's loco (3,5)
2 That man's
4&6 Once bitten,
7&8 Flying hero (3,3)
9 Green vegetable
13 Written reminders
14 See 4D
4&14 First class (3-5)
5 Tidal movement out
10 Burnt remains
12 Tree bearing
OLD-SCHOOL GAMBLERS AREN'T IDOLS FOR MONEY MANAGEMENT
The Cocoa and Coffee Industry Board (CCIB) advises that effective
February 1st, 2014 a new price increase will be implemented by the
Buying Agents on behalf of the CCIB.
Accordingly, farmers selling cocoa to CCIB will receive:
1) A price of $20.00 per Kilogram for dry Cocoa- Grade 1
2) A price of $7.00 per Kilogram for wet Cocoa
For the period October 1st, 2013 to January 31st, 2014, farmers would
be paid retroactively by the CCIB on presentation of their bills by March
Kindly also note that the conversion ratio of wet to dry cocoa remains at 35%.
Farmers are reminded, that it is their responsibility to ensure that a bill
of sale is received from the Buying Agents every time they sell their
cocoa or coffee
Professor Carlisle Pemberton
The Cocoa and Coffee Industry Board of Trinidad and Tobago
#17 Yard Street, Chaguanas 500603, Trinidad W.I.
Tel: (868)-671-1001, 672-1580
The thing about poker players
and the gambling lifestyle is that
big money occasionally will come
along, and a lot of people struggle
with what to do with it.
The late Jack Straus, a former
World Series of Poker champion and
legendary cash-game player, once
said of money, "If you were supposed
to hold on to money, it would come
with handles." Straus had a knack
for transitioning from millionaire to
dead broke, and vice-versa, on an
A nearly broke Johnny Moss, who
belongs on the Mount Rushmore of
poker personalities, operated the
same way. Moss used the last of his
money to play in a poker game while
his wife was giving birth. He won
that evening, and was able to pay
off the hospital bill.
And then there is the king of
wealth distribution, the late Stu
Ungar. There is no shortage of leg-
endary tales about Ungar, who lived
a rather dark and fast lifestyle, but
many of the best ones are chronicled
in author Nolan Dalla s book "One
of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey
The Kid Ungar, the World s Greatest
One of my favourite stories details
when Ungar took a trip to Santa
Anita Park in Arcadia, California, on
a day the horse-racing track put a
pool of more than $4 million on the
table. There was a well-known Las
Vegas handicapper named Richie
Buller, in whom Ungar had complete
confidence. Buller configured an
elaborate betting system that con-
sisted of all sorts of victory condi-
tions. By the time it was finally tallied
up, the tickets ran up to $40,000,
which was precisely the amount of
money Ungar had won the night
before playing poker.
Santa Anita hosted eight races that
day, and things started to fall into
place. In each of the first seven races,
Ungar had tickets remaining that
satisfied all of the big winning con-
In the final race, a horse named
Robby Don won by six lengths, and
Ungar held two tickets that each paid
$887,411.60. It was the biggest gam-
bling win of Ungar s life, which is
saying something, considering his
history. That night, Ungar went for
a night out on the town with friends
in a Las Vegas gentleman s club and
asked for three bottles of the most
expensive champagne. The waiter
sheepishly informed Ungar that the
Cristal was $280 per bottle.
As the night went on, it became
obvious that Ungar and his group
were the resident high rollers in the
club. He tossed handfuls of $100
bills to the staff girls and kept the
drinks rolling. They were at the club
for only an hour before the seven
bottles of champagne were vapor-
ised. As the days progressed, Ungar
bought brand-new Jaguar and Cadil-
lac automobiles. He paid off his
mortgage and settled a $300,000
It was Ungar on his highest of
highs, but the money eventually dis-
appeared, as it always did.
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