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1. TELEVISION: What was the name of Wilma and Fred’s daughter on “The
2. ROYALS: Which English king founded the House of Tudor?
3. GEOGRAPHY: Lapland is a region of what country?
4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the name of the Communist Party newspaper of
5. ART: What French sculptor unveiled a bronze work in 1904 called “Le Penseur”?
6. MYTHOLOGY: Which Greek Muse presides over love poetry?
7. HISTORY: In what war were tanks first used?
8. MOVIES: Who were the two male stars in the film “The Philadelphia Story”?
9. MEASUREMENTS: What is 1/100th of a second called?
10. ASTROLOGY: What is the 11th sign of the zodiac?
1. Pebbles 2. Henry VII 3. Finland 4. Granma 5. Rodin, “The Thinker” 6. Erato 7. World
War I 8. James Stewart and Cary Grant 9. A “jiffy” 10. Aquarius.
DID YOU KNOW
THE RIVER - SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
My Stars ★★★★★★★★
FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful,
Lamb. Taking on too many tasks at one time
can cause you to create more snarls each
time you try to work your way through the
tangled mass. Best to handle one job at a
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Making
bold moves is what Bovines do. But the
best moves are made with lots of data to
provide backup just in case you charge into
an unexpected complication. A new rela-
tionship shows promise.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Sharing
credit for a job well done is easy for you to
do, but not necessarily for your partner. But
fair is fair. Don’t let yourself be denied the
right to have your contributions recognized.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
Communication is important to help bridge
a gap that can lead to problems at home
and/or at the workplace. Find a way to
get your points across before the breach
becomes a chasm.
LEO (July 23 to August 22)
Relationships, whether business or personal,
need to be watched carefully for signs of
trouble. Any negative indications should be
dealt with before they become too burden-
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Congratulations. A more positive aspect
highlights much of the Virgo’s week. You
should find others more receptive to your
suggestions, and also more likely to act on
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
All work and little play could wear the
Libra’s usually positive attitude down. Take
some much-needed time off. Perhaps a short
jaunt with someone special is the way to go.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) This is a good time to expand your
view from the known to the unfamiliar.
Confronting new situations could be chal-
lenging, but ultimately also could be
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Giving advice to those who
just want validation for what they’re doing
can be unsettling. So back off and save your
counsel for those who really appreciate it.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Cultivating a more positive attitude
not only makes you feel better about your-
self, but also has an upbeat effect on those
around you, especially that certain someone.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Keeping the lines of communication
open and accessible is the key to establish-
ing the right foundation on which to build
an important and meaningful relationship.
Stay with it.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Before agreeing to act on a request, consider
using your perceptive Piscean talents to see
what might lie hidden beneath its surface
and could possibly cause problems later on.
BORN THIS WEEK: You’re a friend
who, if you err at all, does so on the side of
concern for those you care about.
● On Sept. 16, 1620, the Mayflower
sails from Plymouth, England, bound for
the New World. Along the way, the set-
tlers formulated and signed the Mayflower
Compact, establishing constitutional law
and the rule of the majority, an important
precursor to American democracy.
● On Sept. 17, 1796, George Washington
prepares a final draft of his presidential fare-
well address, officially announcing that he
will step down as the nation’s first president.
Rarely, if ever, in the history of Western
civilization had a national leader voluntarily
relinquished his title.
● On Sept. 15, 1916, during the Battle
of the Somme, the British launch a major
offensive against the Germans, employing
tanks for the first time in history. Some of
the 40 or so primitive tanks advanced more
than a mile into enemy lines.
● On Sept. 20, 1946, the inaugural
Cannes Film Festival opens in the resort
city on the French Riviera. The outbreak of
World War II had forced the cancellation of
the inaugural Cannes festival in 1939.
● On Sept. 19, 1957, the United States
detonates a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an
underground tunnel 65 miles north of Las
Vegas. The test was the first fully contained
underground detonation and produced no
● On Sept. 18, 1960, Fidel Castro arrives
in New York City as the head of the Cuban
delegation to the United Nations. Castro’s
visit was climaxed by his four-hour speech,
a blistering attack on American “aggres-
sion” and “imperialism.” In January 1961,
the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with
● On Sept. 14, 1975, Elizabeth Ann
Seton is canonized by Pope Paul VI at
the Vatican in Rome, becoming the first
American-born Catholic saint. In 1797,
Seton founded the Society for the Relief of
Poor Widows with Small Children in New
● It’s not known who made the follow-
ing sage observation: “I can picture a world
without war, a world without hate. And I
can picture us attacking that world, because
they’d never expect it.”
● Dom Perignon -- he of champagne
fame -- was a Benedictine monk.
● Now that school is back in session,
those who had the summer off might be suf-
fering from dysania -- finding it difficult to
get out of bed in the morning. Some of us,
of course, experience dysania year-round.
● If you’re one of those parents who
has to be careful walking around the house
barefoot, you probably will not be surprised
to learn that the LEGO company makes
more than 3,500 different pieces in more
than 60 colors.
● Weddings in Sweden are not for the
jealous type. In that country, tradition states
that if the bride leaves the room, all the
men line up to kiss her. What’s good for
the goose is good for the gander, though
-- if the groom leaves, all the women are
supposed to get in line to demonstrate their
affection. I imagine very few exes are invit-
ed to Swedish weddings.
● British writer Lewis Carroll -- best
known for his book “Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland” -- invented the idea of the dust
jacket for books.
● Those who study such things say that
a parakeet would rather look at itself than
at another parakeet. In a test, the birds were
placed in cages side-by-side, then one was
removed and a mirror put in its place. The
parakeet that was left spent quadruple the
time looking at its reflection as it did look-
ing at its companion.
“This is the final test of a gentleman: his
respect for those who can be of no possible
service to him.” -- William Lyon Phelps
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. Name the last major-league pitcher before Cleveland’s Corey Kluber in 2014 to strike out at
least 14 batters in consecutive starts.
2. Which was the last team before the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011-14 to have four consecutive
N.L. Championship Series appearances?
3. When was the last time before the 2011-2012 NFL seasons (Baltimore and New England) that
there was a back-to-back rematch in the AFC title game?
4. Long Island guard Jason Brickman, in 2014, became the fourth Division I player with 1,000
career assists. Name two of the first three to do it.
5. Since the 2000-01 NHL season, only two teams have won back-to-back Presidents’ Trophies for
being the best regular-season team. Name them.
6. Name the first American black female to win an Olympic gold medal.
7. Who was the last PGA golfer before Jordan Spieth in 2015 to go wire-to-wire in winning the
1. Arizona’s Randy Johnson, in 2004. 2 . The Atlanta Braves, 1991-99 (no post-season played in ‘94).
3. Denver and Cleveland, after the 1986 and ‘87 seasons. 4. Bobby Hurley (Duke), Chris Corchiani
(N.C. State) and Ed Cota (North Carolina). 5. Vancouver (2011-2012) and Detroit (2004-2006, with 2005
season suspended due to lockout). 6. Alice Coachman in the high jump in 1948. 7. Ray Floyd, in 1976.
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