It's time for the inaugural year-end version of "Newport-Mesa Jeopardy!" And here's your host, Alex Trebek!
Alex: Let's get right to it. The categories are: All's Fair, Schooled, Newport Traditions, Politics As Usual, What's in a Name? and Headaches. Remember, your response has to be in the form of a question.
Contestant No. 1: I'll take All's Fair for $100, Alex.
Alex: And the answer is: They will be the only real winners in the ongoing battle to take control of the 150-acre Orange County Fairgrounds.
Contestant No. 1: Who are the attorneys?
Alex: Correct. Remember, the $100 questions are usually very easy.
Contestant No. 1: All's Fair for $200.
Alex: This is scheduled to happen for the first time on New Year's Day and promises to be more entertaining — and perhaps draw more blood — than the Gator, Fiesta and Rose bowls combined.
Contestant No. 1: What is a mixed martial arts cage match between Fair Board chair David Ellis and the tag-team duo of Orange County Market Place owner Jeff Teller and former Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis?
Alex shakes his head.
Contestant No. 2: What is an Orange County Fair Board meeting designed to get the fairgrounds property into the hands of the states winning bidder — Facilities Management West — before Jerry Brown becomes governor or the courts rule otherwise?
Alex: A little wordy, but you got it and now have control of the board.
Contestant No. 2: Let's take Schooled for $100.
Alex: And the answer is: Before 2011 ends, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and New Orleans will have this in common.
Contestant No. 2: What is Hurricane Katrina?