Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 082115 Contents 1. MEASUREMENTS: A quindecennial refers to what period of time?
2. CARTOONS: Who was the voice of Nigel in the animated series “The Wild
3. GEOGRAPHY: In what U.S. state did the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain take
place during the Civil War?
4. ASTRONOMY: What shape is the Milky Way galaxy?
5. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the Latin phrase, “Cogito ergo sum”?
6. MOVIES: What was the name of Meg Ryan’s bookstore in “You’ve Got Mail”?
7. LITERATURE: What is the name of the bookstore in Diagon Alley in the “Harry
8. EXPLORERS: Which European explorer discovered a sea route to India?
9. HISTORY: During what war did the Battle of Trafalgar take place?
10. MATH: What is the decimal equivalent of the fraction 1/5?
1. 15 years 2. Actor Tim Curry 3. Georgia 4. Spiral 5. “I think, therefore I am” 6. The Shop
Around the Corner 7. Flourish and Blotts 8. Vasco da Gama 9. Napoleonic Wars 10. 0.2.
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THE RIVER - AUGUST 21, 2015
My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
A relaxed mood early in the week could
give way to high-temperature disputes. The
Aries Lamb should resist being pulled into
heated quarrels that could really singe your
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Satisfy
that practical obligation first, then you can
feel free to indulge in your creative endeav-
ors. Also, check for hidden or overlooked
areas where repairs might be long overdue.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home
is still the Twins’ major focus this week.
But outside matters begin to take on added
importance, especially those involving pos-
sible career moves. Stay alert for signs of
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A travel
plan might need to undergo some consid-
erable adjustment because of unexpected
changes. Keep an open mind and let the facts
guide you on how you want to handle this.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Playing cat
and mouse with a matter you don’t really
want to tackle wastes time, energy and, most
important, an opportunity. Ask someone with
experience to help you get started.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
A shift in policy might not please you, but
before you put up a “no go” wall of resis-
tance, examine the circumstances. You might
be quite pleasantly surprised by what you
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Yesterday’s critiques about your methods
might have already evolved into today’s
praise for your achievements. Good for you.
Now go on and continue to build on your
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
An occasional temperamental flare-up might
occur as you continue to help get things back
to normal. Stay with it. You should soon get
some idea of where to take things next.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) A negative reaction to what
you believe was a well-deserved request
might mean that you need to reconsider your
position and make changes accordingly.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) There’s always room for someone new at
the Sea Goat’s table. And the someone new
this week could bring a message you’ve been
waiting a long time to hear.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) A pile-on of personal matters this week
might seem too overwhelming to deal with.
But handling them on a one-by-one basis
could have you out from under it by the
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A
friend might need your good advice regard-
ing a matter. Be supportive. But unless you
can be absolutely sure you have all the facts,
be careful about any suggestions you might
be asked to offer.
BORN THIS WEEK: Few things make
you happier than bringing people together
and helping to forge new friendships.
● On Aug. 28, 1877, Charles Stewart
Rolls, co-founder (with Henry Royce) of the
Rolls-Royce automobile company, is born
in London. In 1900, Rolls reportedly was
responsible for changing the national speed
limit from 4 mph to 12 mph.
● On Aug. 30, 1918, in Belfort, France,
Colonel Arthur L. Conger plants a false
operational order for an impending Allied
attack in the wastebasket of a hotel where a
German agent was on staff. As intended, the
order was found and the Germans chose to
withdraw from the area.
● On Aug. 26, 1939, the first televised
Major League baseball game is broad-
cast between the Cincinnati Reds and the
Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. There
were only two stationary camera angles:
down the third base line, and above home
● On Aug. 29, 1949, in Kazakhstan, the
USSR successfully detonates its first atomic
bomb. To measure the effects of the blast,
the Soviets constructed buildings and bridg-
es, and placed animals in cages nearby. The
atomic explosion destroyed those structures
and incinerated the animals.
● On Aug. 24, 1958, Maria Teresa de
Filippis, the first woman ever to compete in
Formula One racing, drives a Maserati in the
Portuguese Grand Prix. Her racing career
began after two of her brothers made a bet
that she couldn’t drive fast.
● On Aug. 27, 1967, Brian Epstein, age
32, manager of the Beatles, is found dead
of a drug overdose in his Sussex, England,
● On Aug. 25, 1984, Truman Capote,
author of the pioneering true-crime novel “In
Cold Blood”, dies at age 59 in Los Angeles.
After reading about murders of a farm fam-
ily, Capote traveled to Kansas to do research
with his childhood friend, Harper Lee, who
later wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
● It was noted 18th-century German
scientist, philosopher and satirist Georg
Christoph Lichtenberg who made the follow-
ing sage observation: “It is almost impos-
sible to carry the torch of truth through a
crowd without singeing somebody’s beard.”
● Sometimes looking at local ordinances
can make you wonder what inspired law-
makers to pass such laws. For instance, in
Florida it’s illegal to wear nothing but liquid
latex while in a public place.
● The lyrics to that favorite Irish ballad
“O Danny Boy” were actually written by an
● Famed comedic actor Charlie Chaplin
was born in England, but at the age of 19
he came to the United States as a performer
with the prestigious Fred Karno company.
Interestingly, Stan Laurel, of Laurel and
Hardy fame, emigrated to the U.S. at the
same time, as part of the same company -- as
● In a recent survey of pet owners, nearly
half of all respondents said that the best
description of their relationship with their pet
would be “soul mate.”
● Sardinia, the second-largest island in
the Mediterranean Sea, also is an autono-
mous region of Italy. If you ever decide to
vacation there, keep an eye out for “casu
marzu,” a cheese that’s produced locally.
Whether you’re keeping an eye out in order
to sample it or avoid it depends on whether
or not you have an appetite for adventurous
eating. The makers of “casu marzu” delib-
erately introduce into the process the larvae
of a particular cheese fly. Though the cheese
is sometimes cleaned out before it’s served,
it’s often presented in its original state, wrig-
gling maggots and all.
“There is nothing more dangerous than a
government of the many controlled by the
few.” -- Lawrence Lessig
1. Who was the last New York Yankee before Jose Pirela in 2014 to triple in his first major-
2. During the 1970s, three players hit a home run in their first World Series at-bat. Name two
3. Who holds the record for most career wins by a quarterback at the University of Florida?
4. Name the last NBA player before Miami’s Norris Cole in 2012-14 to appear in the NBA
Finals in his first three pro seasons.
5. When was the last time before 2014-15 that the Philadelphia Flyers swept the Pittsburgh
Penguins in the season series?
6. Name the last Olympics in which the U.S. men’s hockey team won a medal outside of North
7. Which two golfers hold the LPGA record for most consecutive rounds under par?
1. Steve Balboni, in 1981. 2. Gene Tenace (1972), Jim Mason (1976) and Doug DeCinces (1979).
3. Tim Tebow and Chris Leak, with 35 wins each. 4. Scott Williams of the Chicago Bulls, 1991-
93. 5. It was the 1983-84 season. 6. It was a silver medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Japan.
7. Lydia Ko and Annika Sorenstam, with 29 rounds each.
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