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1. LITERATURE: Who wrote the 20th-century novel The Sea Wolf?
2. GEOGRAPHY: The island of Bali is province of what nation?
3. HISTORY: Which was the only American colony not represented at the first
Continental Congress of 1774?
4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where is the Mount Palomar Observatory?
5. BIBLE: What Bible verse begins with the words: The Lord is my shepherd...?
6. PERSONALITIES: What is Tiger Woods real first name?
7. MEASUREMENTS: How many square inches are in a square foot?
8. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing potato chips?
9. LANGUAGE: What kind of animal does the adjective porcine refer to?
10.MEDICINE: What causes chilblains?
1. Jack London 2. Indonesia 3. Georgia 4. California 5. Psalm 23 6. Eldrick 7. 144
8. George Crum 9. Pigs 10. Inflammation from exposure to cold, then sudden warming
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THE RIVER - AUGUST 14, 2015
My Stars ★★★★★★★★
FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A previous
misunderstanding continues to taint the atmo-
sphere to some extent in the early part of the
week. But cooler heads prevail, and the situa-
tion eases by week’s end.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) While the
artistic aspect of the Divine Bovine is well-
served this week, that practical side is also
getting the sort of recognition that could lead
to a new and well-deserved opportunity.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With
home-related matters taking on more impor-
tance this week, now could be the time to
make some long-deferred purchases. But
shop carefully for the best quality at the best
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
Congratulations. While that family problem
might still rankle, it should be easing thanks
to your efforts to calm the waters. Also, a
workplace situation seems to be moving in
LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat’s
energy levels should be rather high these
days, and you might do well to tackle any
tasks that still need doing. This will clear the
way for those upcoming projects.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Someone’s criticism might not be as negative
as you perceive. Actually, it could be helpful.
Discuss the matter with your critic, and you
both could learn something valuable.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A
business matter could cause some friction
among your colleagues. But once again, that
logical mind of yours comes to the rescue.
And the sooner it does, the better!
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) There might still be some heated temper
flare-ups out there. But your sensible self
should advise you to stay out of these situ-
ations until things cool down and calm is
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Changing your mind could be
the right thing to do if you can’t resolve your
doubts. You might want to discuss the matter
with someone whose advice you trust.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) The Sea Goat’s merrier side dominates
this week, and this means that, despite
your usual busy schedule, you’ll be able to
squeeze in parties and all sorts of fabulous
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
An educational opportunity could lead to
something other than what you had planned.
But keep an open mind, and before you
decide to turn it down, check it out.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The
Piscean wit and wisdom helps you work
through a situation that might have been acci-
dentally or even deliberately obscured. What
you unravel could prove to be very revealing.
BORN THIS WEEK: Loyalty is impor-
tant to you. You demand it, but you also give
it generously and lovingly.
● On Aug. 18, 1590, John White, the gov-
ernor of the Roanoke Island colony in pres-
ent-day North Carolina, returns from a trip
to England to find the settlement deserted.
No trace of the 100 colonists has ever been
● On Aug. 23, 1784, four counties in
North Carolina declare their independence as
the state of Franklin. In defiance of Congress,
Franklin survived as an independent nation
for four years with its own constitution,
Indian treaties and legislated system of barter.
● On Aug. 22, 1950, the United States
Lawn Tennis Association accepts Althea
Gibson into its annual championship at
Forest Hills, New York, making her the first
black player to compete in a U.S. national
● On Aug. 19, 1960, in the Soviet Union,
downed U.S. reconnaissance aircraft pilot
Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to 10
years imprisonment for espionage. Eighteen
months later, the Soviets agreed to exchange
him for a KGB spy.
● On Aug. 17, 1978, the Double Eagle
II completes the first trans-Atlantic balloon
flight when it lands near Paris, six days after
lifting off from Presque Isle, Maine. The
helium-filled balloon covered 3,233 miles.
● On Aug. 20, 1989, Lyle and Erik
Menendez shoot their parents to death in
family’s California home. Although the
brothers were not immediately suspected,
Erik confessed his involvement to his psy-
chotherapist, who taped the sessions to
impress his mistress, who ended up going
to the police. Lyle, 22, and Erik, 19, were
● On Aug. 21, 1991, just three days after it
began, a coup against Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev collapses. The Soviet Union
would soon cease to exist as a nation and
as a Cold War threat to the United States.
Gorbachev resigned as leader of the Soviet
Union in December 1991.
● It was noted 20th-century British dysto-
pian author George Orwell who made the fol-
lowing sage observation: “The nationalist not
only does not disapprove of atrocities com-
mitted by his own side, he has a remarkable
capacity for not even hearing about them.”
● If you’re like the average 75-year-old
American man, you’ve spent a total of 37.5
days in the act of shaving.
● According to the World Health
Organization, the United States ranks 48th in
the world in alcohol consumption per capita,
with the average adult drinking the equiva-
lent nearly 2.5 gallons of pure, undiluted
alcohol per year. You might be surprised to
learn that Russia didn’t top the list; Moldova
and Lithuania beat out the Russians, and
Belarus scored the world’s biggest drinkers,
with the average adult consuming a whop-
ping 4.6 gallons annually.
● Actors Kevin Spacey and Val Kilmer
were classmates in high school.
● In a 2014 survey conducted by
Nutrisystem, 32 percent of respondents said
that they hadn’t worn a bathing suit in public
in the past five years, 20 percent said it had
been 10 or more years, and 5 percent said
they had never worn a swimsuit in public.
● In ancient Egypt, there was a ban on the
export of cats, which, by the law of supply
and demand, increased the value of the pets
in the rest of the known world. This situation
was an irresistible invitation to smugglers, of
course; once Phoenician sailors managed to
surreptitiously bring some felines to buyers
around the Mediterranean, breeders took over
and ruined the business.
● The vast nation of Canada got its name
from the Iroquois word “Kanata,” which
“A book must be an axe for the frozen sea
inside of us.” Ð Franz Kafka
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. Who holds the rookie record for most RBIs in a season, and who is No. 2?
2. Name the last Baltimore Orioles pitcher before Bud Norris in 2014 to beat the New York
Yankees four times in a season.
3. In 2014, Denver’s Peyton Manning became the third quarterback to take two franchises to the
Super Bowl. Who were the first two?
4. Name the last men’s basketball team before Wichita State in 2013-14 to start a season 30-0?
5. When was the last time before 2015 that both the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings
failed to make the NHL playoffs in the same season?
6. Which goaltender had played in the most career World Cup games for the U.S. men’s soccer
team before Tim Howard set the record with eight in 2014?
7. Two horses in the 1930s suffered injuries and did not run in the Belmont Stakes after winning
the first two legs of the Triple Crown. Name either one.
1. No. 1 is Boston’s Ted Williams, with 145 RBIs in 1939. No. 2 is Walt Dropo, also with Bos-
ton, with 144 in 1950. 2. Mike Flanagan, in 1978. 3. Craig Morton (Dallas and Denver) and
Kurt Warner (St. Louis and Arizona). 4. UNLV, in the 1990-91 season. 5. It was 2003. 6. Tony
Meola, with seven. 7. Burgoo King in 1932 and Bold Venture in 1936.
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