FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS
Dennis Walter Conner (born September 16, 1942) is an American yachtsman. He is noted for winning a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics, two Star World Championships, and three wins in the America’s Cup.
Conner has won the America’s Cup three times, successfully defending the Cup in 1980, and 1988 and winning as the challenger in 1987. His 4-3 loss in 1983 to Australian Alan Bond‘s controversial wing-keeled challenger Australia II was the first Cup defender to be defeated in the 132-year history of the race, simultaneously ending a run by the New York Yacht Club that began with the first contest. Following the loss Conner formed his own syndicate, the Sail America Foundation, through which he raised funds to mount a challenge on behalf of the San Diego Yacht Club, culminating with winning the Cup back from Australia in 1987. Conner’s 1983 loss and the subsequent 1987 victory are the basis of the 1992 American Zoetrope film Wind.
Question of the Day
What is the best way to store vegetables, both cut and uncut? I have limited refrigerator space.
Let’s take the uncut vegetables first. Potatoes, beets, carrots, and other root vegetables should be brushed clean of any soil and stored in a cool, dark place. (Never refrigerate potatoes.) Clipping the tops off carrots and beets will keep them fresher longer. Onions like it cool and dry, but don’t store them with apples or potatoes. Tomatoes should be stored at cool room temperature but out of direct sunlight. (Never refrigerate fresh tomatoes.) Tropical fruits do not do well in the cold. Store bananas, citrus fruits, pineapples, melons, eggplants, cucumbers, peppers, and beans at about 50 degrees Fahrenheit, if possible. We recommend storing lettuce and broccoli in the refrigerator crisper drawer. With regard to cut vegetables, it depends on how long you wish to store them. Most can stand overnight, immersed in water. For any longer period, we’d recommend cooking them, then either freezing them or storing them in the refrigerator for a few days.
Advice of the Day
To avoid bad dreams, live simply, be regular in habits, and be cheerful.
Home Hint of the Day
Moisture causes your silver to tarnish. To prevent this, put a block of camphor, available at drugstores, in with the silver.
Word of the Day
The effect of light on the direction of growth of a plant.
Puzzle of the Day
Why has the shoemaker wonderful powers of endurance?
Because he holds on to the last.
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