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1. GEOGRAPHY: Guadalcanal is part of which island group in the Pacific Ocean?
2. TELEVISION: What was Norm’s last name in the sitcom series “Cheers”?
3. MOVIES: Which actors voiced the two main characters, Woody and Buzz, in the “Toy
4. ARTS: What country holds a festival of music, literature and performing arts called an
5. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing the Hula Hoop?
6. HISTORY: Who was known as “The Iron Chancellor”?
7. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of creature does the Australian bandicoot most resemble?
8. RADIO: When did the soap opera “The Guiding Light” begin as a serial show on radio?
9. MEASUREMENTS: The term “vicennial” refers to a period of how many years?
10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the symbol for the zodiac sign Capricorn?
1. Solomon Islands 2. Peterson 3. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen 4. Wales 5. Richard Knerr and
Arthur “Spud” Melin 6. Otto von Bismarck, Germany 7. A large rat 8. 1937 9. 20 years
10. The goat.
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FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cupid is
strong in the Aries aspect this week, with
the cherub opening romantic possibilities for
single Lambs, and strengthening ties ‘twixt
loving pairs already in a caring relationship.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your
dramatic flair might make things more
interesting as you recount an event to your
colleagues. But be careful not to exaggerate
reality to the point that facts and fancy com-
bine to form fiction.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You love
to talk, and this week you should get lots of
chances to share your thoughts with people
who will not only pay attention to what you
have to say, but will want to hear more.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The pat-
tern of recent changes could begin to shift
from mostly workplace-related events to
more personal matters. Continue to keep an
open mind as you prepare to deal with them.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) An oppor-
tunity for work-related travel could be just
what the Terrific Tabby needs to get a new
perspective on a balky situation. The trip
also could prove to be personally rewarding.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
You might want to suggest resolving an old
disagreement before it can affect a matter
expected to come up for discussion. It’s
always best to start with a clean slate.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
The week favors combining dollops of
creativity and practicality to work out both
professional and personal problems. A long-
time friend could have something of note to
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Some surprising facts could come to
light if you decide to probe deeper into an
“opportunity” than you might usually do.
What you’ll learn could determine what
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Someone close to you might
seek your counsel. Hear him/her out, but
hold the line at giving actual advice until
you get credible answers to all your ques-
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) What seems to be an overwhelming
workplace project can be dealt with quite
well if you handle one category at a time.
Things will soon begin to fall into place.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
A personal matter might need more of your
time than you had expected. Try to prioritize
between your many outside commitments
and your domestic responsibilities.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A
developing situation still needs more time
to grow, and more time to study before you
can plunge in and make some attention-
getting waves. Patience is best for wise
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift
for organization that would make you a
fine archivist. (Are you listening out there,
Library of Congress?)
● On Sept. 10, 1608, English adventurer
John Smith is elected council president of
Jamestown, Virginia -- the first permanent
English settlement in North America. Smith
had won popularity in the colony because
of his organizational abilities and effective-
ness in dealing with local Native American
● On Sept. 7, 1813, the United States
gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name
is linked to Samuel Wilson, a New York
meat packer who supplied barrels of beef to
the Army during the War of 1812. Wilson
stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United
States, but soldiers began referring to the
grub as “Uncle Sam’s.”
● On Sept. 9, 1939, audiences at the Fox
Theater in Riverside, California, get a sur-
prise showing of “Gone With the Wind” as a
second feature. Producer David O. Selznick
sat in the back and observed the audience
reaction to his highly anticipated film.
● On Sept. 12, 1940, near Montignac,
France, a collection of prehistoric cave
paintings is discovered by four teenagers.
The roughly 16,000-year-old paintings,
mostly of animals, are among the finest
examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic
● On Sept. 11, 1965, the 1st Cavalry
Division (Airmobile) begins to arrive in
South Vietnam, bringing U.S. troop strength
to more than 125,000. The unit was the
first full U.S. Army division deployed to
● On Sept. 8, 1974, in a controversial
executive action, President Gerald Ford
pardons his disgraced predecessor Richard
Nixon for crimes committed while in office
involving the Watergate scandal.
● On Sept. 13, 1990, the drama series
“Law & Order” premieres on NBC. It
would go on to become one of the longest-
running prime-time dramas in TV history
-- 20 seasons. The “Law & Order” franchise
was created by Dick Wolf, who began his
TV career as a writer for “Miami Vice.”
● It was 20th-century Hungarian author
and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz who made
the following sage observation: “The great-
est analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquil-
izer, narcotic, and to some extent even
antibiotic -- in short, the closest thing to a
genuine panacea known to medical science
-- is work.”
● The story that’s been adapted to
film more than any other is the fairy tale
● While it’s true that paying to use trans-
portation routes is nothing new, you might
be surprised to learn the extent of some
early pay-for-travel routes. In England in
the early 1800s, there already were 30,000
miles of toll roads -- not to mention 8,000
● During World War II, money was
smuggled into German POW camps using
Monopoly games -- the real stuff was
stashed in among the fake cash.
● Twerking may be a modern phenom-
enon, but in the 16th century, it was not
unusual for a gentleman to be caught twirk-
ing (with an “i,” not an “e”) in public. Of
course, twirling the hairs of one’s mustache
generally didn’t raise an eyebrow in polite
water, you can call them, collectively, a
“paddling” of ducks. In the air, however, the
correct collective term is a “team.”
● Before he became famous in his
eponymous sitcom, Jerry Seinfeld appeared
on the TV show “Benson” -- he played
the governor’s speechwriter. He didn’t last
long, though; he was fired after just three
“By the age of six the average child will
have completed the basic American educa-
tion. ...From television, the child will have
learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly
elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all
day long, get the laundry twice as white, and
kill people with a variety of sophisticated
armaments.” -- Russell Baker
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. When was the last time before 2014 that St. Louis Cardinals pitchers combined to record at
least 23 shutouts in a season?
2. Who has the best career regular-season winning percentage among these three major-league
managers: Sparky Anderson, Davey Johnson and Earl Weaver?
3. In 2014, running back Todd Gurley set a record at the University of Georgia for most all-
purpose yards in a game (293). Whose mark did he break?
4. The Spurs’ Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker set a record in 2014 for most NBA
postseason wins of any trio. Who had held the record?
5. Name the last team before the Los Angeles Kings in 2015 to miss the NHL playoffs a season
after winning the Stanley Cup.
6. Who holds the men’s soccer record for most appearances as a captain in the World Cup?
7. In 2015, Lindsey Vonn set a World Cup skiing record for most career wins (63). Who had
held the mark?
1. The Cardinals had 30 shutouts in 1968. 2 . Weaver, with a .583 winning percentage in 17 seasons, topped
Johnson (.562 in 17 seasons) and Anderson (.545 in 26 seasons). 3 . Rodney Hampton had 290 all-purpose
yards in a game in 1987. 4 . Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Cooper and Magic Johnson had 110 playoff
wins for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1980s. 5 . The Carolina Hurricanes, in 2007. 6 . Diego Mara-
dona, with 16 appearances for Argentina (1986-94). 7 . Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell, with 62.
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