Show #2969 - Thursday, June 26, 1997


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Jim Cordi, a deputy attorney general from Northridge, California

Kevin McDermott, a businessman originally from Indian Wells, California

Ellen Kolb, a homemaker from Merrimack, New Hampshire (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 3
Principal streets in this Utah capital include North Temple, South Temple & West Temple
    $100 16
Glenn Close had a bit role as a male pirate in this 1991 Steven Spielberg fantasy about Peter Pan
    $100 22
In France the snow pea is called the pois mange-tout because you eat this along with the peas
    $100 18
The war for southern independence was fought in this country from 1861-65
    $100 1
The Valsalva maneuver, also used by scuba divers, can "pop" these organs
    $100 2
Departure of a large number of people; the Israelites, for example
    $200 4
Elfreth's Alley in this Pennsylvania city dates back to the time of William Penn
    $200 17
In this 1992 Susan Sarandon film, olive oil was used as a treatment for A.L.D., a rare nerve disease
    $200 27
The Bel Paese type of this dairy product originated in a small town outside Milan
    $200 19
The result of a 624-630 war allowed Muhammad to establish this as the holy city of Islam
    $200 5
Flight attendants tell passengers to use care when opening overhead bins for this reason
    $200 6
King Arthur's sword
    $300 13
Located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, it was named for a Massachusetts city
    DD: $1,300 20
Star of 2 films & a Mexican soap opera whose home from 1985 to 1996 is seen here:
    $300 28
Quaker Oats created this nautical character before it created the cereal he represents
    $300 23
Though neutral today, it fought a war of independence from 1386-88
    $300 8
In 1992 the Supreme Court ruled that airports may stop this religious group from soliciting funds
    $300 7
In this bet, the first & second place finishers in a horse race must be picked in order correctly
    $400 14
This New York city's largest employer is Eastman Kodak, with about 34,000 employees
    $400 21
In this 1970 film, Dustin Hoffman played a 121-year-old survivor of the Custer massacre
    $400 29
Like the cocktail of the same name, grasshopper pie is flavored with this green liqueur
    $400 24
During the Anglo-Spanish War of 1587-1604, Spain's Philip II & this English ruler died
    $400 9
This standard airline practice can lead to bumping ticketed passengers from flights
    $400 11
From the Latin for "out of the ground", it means to disinter
    $500 15
Alaska's second-largest city, it was founded shortly after gold was discovered there
    $500 26
Charles Barkley & other NBA stars had cameos in this 1995 film in which Billy Crystal played an NBA referee
    $500 30
Once the liquid left in a churn, this drink is now made by adding bacteria to nonfat milk
    $500 25
After a 2-year war for independence from Russia, its city of Vilnius was captured by Poland in 1920
    $500 10
Term for a flight that may stop several times, but won't make you change planes
    $500 12
In math this number denotes the power to which another number is raised

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

Ellen Kevin Jim
$2,300 $900 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ellen Kevin Jim
$2,900 $2,900 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
Once upon a time this publisher noted for his "castle" owned the largest newspaper chain in the U.S.
    $200 1
Cardigan Bay indents the coastline of this United Kingdom principality
    $200 30
This piece of furniture found next to a bed is called a bed table
    $200 3
This innermost planet goes through apparent changes, or phases, just like our moon
    $200 13
1996's "Baking With Julia" is the companion book to her PBS series
    $200 11
July 4, 1832 'tis the date this patriotic song was sung in public for the first time
    $400 22
Sadly, in the last decade of her life this "Lady With The Lamp" was blind & an invalid
    $400 2
The redundant-sounding Townsville, in this country's Queensland state, was named for Robert Towns
    $400 29
A chesterfield is a large, overstuffed one of these
    $400 7
Pathfinder is scheduled to land on this planet July 4, 1997 & dispatch a rover named Sojourner
    $400 14
This comic playwright tells of his ups & downs in the recent book "Rewrites"
    $400 12
After resigning as director of the Marine Band, he gave his first concert with his own band Sept. 26, 1892
    $600 23
In 1934 Wali Fard, who founded this religious movement, was succeeded by Elijah Muhammad
    DD: $1,000 4
The Mekong River provides transportation for this landlocked Indochinese nation
    $600 28
Dating from the Renaissance, it's a low bed on wheels that rolls under a larger bed when not in use
    $600 8
Oh my darling! It was announced in December 1996 that this space probe may have found ice on the moon
    $600 15
This actress & model recently published "Basic Face: A Makeup Workbook"
    $600 17
This American composed most of "An American In Paris" in Paris
    DD: $4,700 24
Elected to the House from Mass., in 1831 he became the 1st former president to return to Congress
    $800 5
Lagos, Ibadan & Ogbomosho are the largest cities of this West African nation
    $800 25
It's a bench placed in a cozy corner beside a fireplace, or a brand of wine
    $800 9
This cluster known as the "Seven Sisters" actually has over 300 stars within a 30 light year diameter
    $800 16
He had best-sellers with "The Dilbert Principle" & "Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook"
    $800 18
His 1906 musical "George Washington, Jr." featured the song "You're A Grand Old Flag"
    $1000 27
An aquaintance of Ibsen, this Norwegian painter designed sets for "Hedda Gabler" & "Ghosts"
    $1000 6
A daily hydrofoil crosses the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires to Colonia in this country
    $1000 26
It's French for a secretary or writing desk
    $1000 10
Some stars end as these, denser than a white dwarf & with a diameter of about 12 miles
    $1000 20
For his "The Making of the President 1960" he received the first Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction
    $1000 19
He said his "Alexander's Ragtime Band" was a song about ragtime, not a ragtime song

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ellen Kevin Jim
$10,900 $10,800 $1,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He had already published "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" when Vachel Lindsay discovered him busing tables

Final scores:

Ellen Kevin Jim
$3,601 $1,801 $1,700
2-day champion: $16,402 2nd place: Trip to Melia Cariari, Costa Rica 3rd place: Minolta Vectis S-1 APS Camera

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ellen Kevin Jim
$11,800 $6,900 $1,800
26 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
8 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $20,500

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Game tape date: 1997-02-05
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