Show #3008 - Wednesday, October 1, 1997


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Brooks Vault, a networking engineer from Gaithersburg, Maryland

Helen Sporher, a business owner from St. George Island, Florida

Jason Russell, a history student from Cleveland, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 11
The material left behind by a retreating glacier or the slow movement of the continents
    $100 16
Video tape of this space shuttle's destruction aired repeatedly on January 28, 1986
    $100 21
He's the husband "shared" by Connie Stevens, Liz Taylor & Debbie Reynolds
    $100 26
In the 1920s Donald Duncan introduced this child's toy to America & it's had its ups & downs ever since
    $100 6
In Hittite myth, one of these insects is sent to find a missing god; sort of a game of "hive and seek"
    $100 1
Of all his works, the "Just So Stories" was reportedly his favorite
    $200 12
How loud you're playing your Aerosmith album is indicated by this number
    $200 17
Little was found in 1986 when Geraldo Rivera opened a vault linked to this crime boss on live TV
    $200 22
It's the element shared by water & carbon dioxide
    $200 27
It's Orkan for "hello"
    $200 7
After a 16-year war, a treaty was signed with this country & its king, Ramses II, married a Hittite princess
    $200 2
"If You Give a Moose a Muffin" is the tasty sequel to "If You Give a Mouse" this
    $300 13
In 1837 this French theatrical designer invented a new type of photography
    $300 18
The whole world was watching the protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention in this city
    $300 23
First name shared by composer Stravinsky, helicopter maker Sikorsky & "Young Frankenstein"'s assistant
    $300 28
This Mamas & Papas hit was "all I hoped it would be"
    $300 8
The army had 3-man crews & an elaborate system of horse training for these vehicles
    $300 3
She came to fame with her 1970 book "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret"
    $400 14
Sailing ships may experience days of calm in this ocean region near the equator
    $400 19
TV cameramen were just 20 feet away when he shot Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981
    DD: $2,500 24
River that connects Lake Powell in Utah with the Gulf of California
    $400 29
During World War II this English "lord" broadcast propaganda for the Germans, & it wasn't funny
    $400 9
Following the Bronze Age, the Hittites helped initiate this metal's age
    $400 4
C.S. Lewis chronicled this fantasy world in 7 books, beginning with "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe"
    $500 15
Hey, man!--that's heavy hydrogen
    $500 20
This ABC sportscaster won an Emmy for his coverage of the terrorism in Munich in 1972
    $500 25
It's the capital city shared by the Ottoman & the Byzantine Empires
    $500 30
This Washington city whose name means "many waters" was known as Steptoeville until 1859
    $500 10
The Hittite language was written in this wedge-shaped system
    $500 5
Scott O'Dell is perhaps best known for his Newbery Medal-winning novel "Island of" these creatures

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Jason Helen Brooks
$2,600 $300 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Helen Brooks
$7,800 $400 $1,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: If you saw the movie White Men Can't Jump, you'll remember this category.)
    $200 11
This conductor, later seen on television, gained fame substituting on a 1943 New York Philharmonic radio broadcast
    $200 13
"Pillow Talk" star's preschool
    $200 14
This member of the pheasant family can be roasted, broiled or fried
    $200 6
Robert Zemeckis directed this 1988 Disney hit, undoubtely the biggest bunny film of the decade
    $200 1
M'zab, Tanezrouft & Suf are regions of this desert in Algeria
    $400 12
A New York City-based conductorless chamber orchestra is named for this mythic musician, Eurydice's mate
    $400 15
It's a tortilla that's been filled, folded & fried
    $400 7
He wrote of the nearly 20 years it took to bring "Gandhi" to the screen in his 1982 book "In Search of Gandhi"
    $400 2
The exit at the base of these falls is known as the Boiling Pot
    $600 24
Marilyn Horne revived many obscure roles for this vocal range just below true soprano
    $600 22
Mortuary where the deer & the antelope lie in state
    $600 16
This savory pie can have bacon bits added to the custard filling
    $600 8
He won 1967's Best Director Oscar for "The Graduate", which was only his second film
    $600 19
This TV comic known for his moustache & cigars was also known for characters such as Percy Dovetonsils
    $600 3
This mountain system in NW Africa is actually an extension of Europe's Alpine system
    DD: $1,000 25
Heinz Holliger, heard here playing Bach, is the most famous modern performer on this instrument
    $800 23
The first black Congresswoman along the route on which cattle were driven from Texas to Kansas
    $800 17
This yellow-skinned fruit has been used for centuries in jams & jellies
    $800 9
This jury drama was the first feature Sidney Lumet directed; Henry Fonda, its producer & star, hired him
    DD: $2,500 20
These 2 men, born 4 days apart in 1889, sported the similar moustaches seen here:
    $800 4
This Congolese capital was named for the explorer who in 1880 claimed the area
    $1000 18
Most biscuits are an example of these baked items that require little or no kneading
    $1000 10
This star of TV's "Jake And The Fatman" directed the 1965 Joey Heatherton thriller "My Blood Runs Cold"
    $1000 21
In his revision of "The Elements of Style", E.B. White recalled the carefully edged moustache of this co-author
    $1000 5
This Nigerian city is built on several islands including Ikoyi & Edo

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Helen Brooks
$9,200 $5,500 $2,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The first 24-hour 7-Eleven opened in 1963 in this city

Final scores:

Jason Helen Brooks
$7,399 $0 $100
2-day champion: $16,799 3rd place: Ducane 2004-SS Gas Grill 2nd place: Magnavox 25" Stereo Color Monitor Receiver & Hooker Furniture Entertainment Center

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jason Helen Brooks
$8,100 $3,800 $2,900
28 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
9 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $14,800

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