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1. 1. MEASUREMENTS: What is the Fahrenheit equivalent of 100 degrees Celsius?
2. GEOGRAPHY: How many U.S . states border the state of Missouri?
3. LANGUAGE: What is a pangram?
4. BIBLE: What kind of birds did Noah send to find dry land?
5. MUSIC: Which pop music song contains the phrase, “You can’t hide your lyin’
6. ART: Jean Arp was a founding member of what art movement in the early 1900s?
7. LANDMARKS: What style of structure is the Washington Monument?
8. MOVIES: Who has won the most Oscars for Best Director of a film?
9. FIRSTS: Who was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for tennis?
10.INVENTIONS: What company first developed the floppy disk?
1. 212 degrees 2. Eight 3. A sentence that uses every letter of the alphabet 4. A raven
and a dove 5. “Lyin’ Eyes” by the Eagles 6. Dada 7. Obelisk 8. John Ford, who won
four 9. Charlotte Cooper, 1900 10. IBM .
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THE RIVER - JULY 31, 2015
My Stars ★★★★★★★★
FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 3, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t
gnash those pearly whites because you
might have to delay your plans. This could
give the Lucky Lamb a better perspective
of what’s been done, and what still needs
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Scoring
financial bull’s -eyes is easy for the focused
Bovine who knows the ins and outs of the
marketplace. But even with your success
record, caution is still the watchword.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Watch that
tendency to over-romanticize a situation that
should be given closer scrutiny. Better to be
suspicious now and ask for an explanation,
or face a sad surprise later.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Br uised
self-confidence can make things difficult
unless you accept the fact that you have
what it takes. Ignore the critics and concen-
trate on believing in yourself. Good luck.
LEO (July 23 to August 22)
Congratulations on what you’ve accom-
plished. But this is no time to curl up for
some serious catnapping. Your rivals are
probably already working on plans to over-
take your lead.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Your adventurous side wants to play a more
dominant role this week, and you might
want to oblige. Try to arrange for some get-
away time with that special person.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Taking logical approaches to pesky work-
place issues can help resolve even long-
standing problems. A shift in policy might
catch you by sur prise. Be alert to signs of
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Your kindness and compassion are exactly
what are needed in dealing with an awkward
situation in the early part of the week. Share
the weekend fun with family and friends.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Keeping your focus straight
and true is a good way of getting your
points across. Save any variations for a later
time. The musical arts are important this
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Reject advice to cut corners in reaching
your goal. Better to take a little more time to
do the job as you promised. You’ll gain new
respect for your honesty and integrity.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Don’t allow a troublesome situation to grow
so big that it will be increasingly difficult
to deal with. The sooner you speak up, the
sooner ever yone will be able to benefit.
PISCES (Febr uar y 19 to March 20)
Confronting someone who is making a lot of
mistakes could be the kindest thing you can
do both for that person and for anyone who
could be adversely affected by the er rors.
BORN THIS WEEK: You absolutely
glow when you see beautiful things, and
everyone around you is warmed by your
● On Aug. 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby
Borden, elderly residents of Fall River,
Mass., are found bludgeoned to death in
their home. Suspicion soon fell on daughter
Lizzie and the axe she’d just bought. At her
trial, the jury only took 90 minutes to decide
that such a sweet-looking Christian woman
could never commit such a heinous crime.
● On Aug. 6, 1928, Andy Warhol, one
of the most influential artists of the latter
part of the 20th century, is born Andrew
Warhola in Pennsylvania. After being incor-
rectly credited as ÒWarholÓ under an early
published drawing, he decided to perma-
nently remove the ÒaÓ from his last name.
● On Aug. 9, 1945, a second atom bomb
is dropped on Japan by the United States,
at Nagasaki, resulting finally in JapanÕs
sur render. The devastation wrought at
Hiroshima had not been sufficient to per-
suade the Japanese War Council to accept
the Potsdam ConferenceÕs demand for
● On Aug. 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear
submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first
undersea voyage to the geographic North
Pole. The Nautilus dived at Point Barrow,
Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles
under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of
● On Aug. 6, 1964, the United States
Congress over whelmingly approves the
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, giving President
Lyndon B. Johnson nearly unlimited pow-
ers to oppose Òcommunist aggressionÓ
in Southeast Asia. The resolution marked
the beginning of an expanded military role
for the United States in Vietnam, Laos and
● On Aug. 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs
host the first night game in the history of
Wrigley Field. The first-ever night game in
professional baseball took place nearly 60
years earlier in Des Moines, Iowa.
● On Aug. 5, 2002, the rusty iron
gun turret of the ironclad warship U.S.S.
Monitor was raised from the floor of the
Atlantic, where it had rested since it went
down in a storm off Cape Hatteras, North
Carolina, during the Civil War. She sank
in December 1862, while being towed from
● It was Henry Brooks Adams, American
historian and descendant of two U.S. presi-
dents, who made the following sage obser-
vation: “They know enough who know how
● In show business, a name can make
or break you, and many aspiring stars have
tried to make themselves more appealing by
getting rid of the name they were born with.
Take famed film noir actor Peter Lorre: He
was born Laszlo Lowenstein. Beloved cow-
boy actor Roy Rogers was named Leonard
Slye; Doris Day was originally Doris
Kappelhoff; and Natasha Gurdin changed
her name to Natalie Wood. And would Boris
Karloff have been so well-known as a vil-
lain if he’d used his given name, William
● Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of
“Tarzan of the Apes” and its 25 sequels,
never actually visited Africa.
● If you’re of a certain age and facing up
to wrinkles, you might be interested to learn
that, according to the American Academy of
Der matology, one of the top causes of skin
wrinkles is your habitual sleeping position.
Rounding out the top five contributing fac-
tors are sun exposure, gravity, smoking and
● An anteater can grow to be 6 feet long,
yet its mouth is only 1 inch wide.
● Reportedly, anyone caught in the jaws
of a crocodile can release him- or herself
instantly by pressing on the animal’s eye-
balls (though I cannot personally attest to
the veracity of this claim).
● In a recent survey of nearly 1,500
American adults, only 36 percent of respon-
dents could cor rectly name all three branch-
es of the United States government. Even
more disturbing, a full 35 percent couldn’t
name even one branch.
“It is better to have a permanent income
than to be fascinating.” -- Oscar Wilde
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. When was the last time before 2014 that the Baltimore Orioles won the A.L. East?
2. Who was the last Oakland A’s player to have 100-plus RBIs in a season?
3. In the 2014 Super Bowl, Seattle’s Malcolm Smith became the third linebacker to be
named MVP of a Super Bowl. Who were the other two?
4. Who was the last No. 7 seed before UConn in 2014 to reach the Final Four in men’s
5. In the 2014-15 season, Washington’s Alex Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL
history to have six seasons of 50-plus goals. Who are the others?
6. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Ted Ligety became the fifth American male with two or
more Olympic Alpine skiing medals. Name three of the other four.
7. Who was the last repeat captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup squad before Tom Watson
1. It was 1997. 2. Frank Thomas had 114 RBIs in 2006. 3. Dallas’ Chuck Howley (1971) and
Baltimore’s Ray Lewis (2001). 4. Virginia, in 1984. 5. Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Mario
Lemieux, Marcel Dionne and Guy Lafleur. 6. Bode Miller, Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe and An-
drew Weibrecht. 7. Jack Nicklaus, 1983 and 1987.
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