None of these actors has ever been nominated for an Oscar : Sandra Bullock, Richard Gere, Steve Martin, Meg Ryan, Martin Sheen and (the biggest surprise to us) Donald Sutherland.

n Julie Nilson of California, writes about the “three-dot journalism” of former San Francisco columnist Herb Caen. The term was coined for his column, which consisted mostly of short items separated by three dots, or ellipses.

The current United Nations member with the smallest is:

A) Europe

B) The Caribbean Sea

C) The Pacific Ocean

D) Africa

Thursday’s answer: The vertical metal frame of a table lamp is called a harp.

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