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1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital city of Australia?
2. MOVIES: Who won the 1961 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in “West Side Story”?
3. MUSIC: Who is honored in the song “Candle in the Wind” by Elton John?
4. HISTORY: Who called Dec. 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy”?
5. NATURAL WORLD: What are the seeds of castor bean plants used to produce?
6. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “Barry Lyndon”?
7. ENTERTAINERS: What famous actor who once played James Bond also was a contes-
tant in the 1950 Mr. Universe contest?
8. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: In “The Twelve Days of Christmas” carol, what present
was sent on the 11th day?
9. TELEVISION: When did the award-winning kids’ show “Sesame Street” go on the air?
10. DISCOVERIES: Who is credited with discovering quarks?
1. Canberra 2. Rita Moreno 3. Marilyn Monroe 4. Franklin Roosevelt, asking for a declaration
of war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 5. Ricin, a toxic poison 6. William Thac-
keray 7. Sean Connery 8. 11 pipers piping 9. 1969 10. Murray Gell-Mann.
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THE RIVER - OCTOBER 30, 2015
My Stars ★★★★★★★★
FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Deciding
to work out that pesky problem (even
though you might have been bored, bored,
bored with it) should be paying off right
about now. Expect to hear some very wel-
come news very soon.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
Unexpected news might cause you to
rethink a previous conclusion. Don’t be
bullheaded and try to bluff it out. Make the
needed change, and then take a bow for your
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Money
matters should be considered as you con-
tinue to work out your holiday plans. This
is a good time to scout out discounts before
demand for them outstrips their availability.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A calm
period early in the week helps you complete
most, if not all, of your unfinished tasks. A
new project appears by midweek, and this
one could carry some big career potential.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Positive
results from recent ventures continue to
pump up those self-esteem levels, making
you Fabulous Felines feel you can tackle
any challenge anyone wants to throw at you.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Family and friends might feel neglected
because of your almost total focus on a
project. Try to rework your schedule so you
can have time for both your loved ones and
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Don’t be surprised if you suddenly hear
from someone from your past who wants to
contact you about the possibility of renewing
a long-dormant (if not dead) relationship.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) This is a good time to check over what
went right and what went wrong with recent
efforts. This can provide valuable lessons for
projects that will be coming up soon.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Dealing with people who feel
they’re always right about everything might
be a problem for some. But the savvy Archer
should be able to deflate their oversize egos.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) This week favors a balance between the
demands of your work and your need for fun
timeouts. Taking breaks helps restore and
keep your energy levels high.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) There could be an occasional setback in
what you’re working on. But look at them
as lessons on how to do better as you move
along. More supporters turn up to cheer you
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Although a more positive aspect influences
this week’s course, you still need to be sure
that those who will work with you have no
reason to work against you. Good luck.
BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in
keeping your promises. It’s not always easy
to do, but somehow you do it.
● On Nov. 5, 1775, Gen. George
Washington condemns his troops’ planned
celebration of the British anti-Catholic holi-
day, Guy Fawkes Night. Guy Fawkes had
been charged with placing gunpowder under
the Houses of Parliament to trigger a deadly
explosion that would have killed King James
● On Nov. 6, 1854, “the March king,”
John Philip Sousa, is born. The instantly
recognizable sound of Sousa’s time-
less pieces -- such as “Stars And Stripes
Forever” (1896) -- are well-known to many
Americans, even if they don’t know the
names of the pieces.
● On Nov. 4, 1928, Arnold Rothstein,
New York’s most notorious gambler, is
shot and killed during a poker game in
Manhattan. When policed asked the bleed-
ing Rothstein who had shot him, he report-
edly put his finger to his lips, keeping the
gangsters’ code of silence.
● On Nov. 7, 1943, singer-songwriter
Joni Mitchell is born in Canada. A bout with
polio as a child had left Mitchell unable to
form guitar chords with her left hand, so she
experimented with non-standard tunings that
would become part of her signature sound.
● On Nov. 3, 1957, the Soviet Union
launches the first animal into space -- a dog
name Laika -- aboard the Sputnik 2 space-
craft. Laika survived for several days, kept
alive by a sophisticated life-support system.
She died after the batteries ran down.
● On Nov. 2, 1960, a landmark obscen-
ity case over “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,”
by D.H. Lawrence, ends in the acquittal of
Penguin Books. The publisher had been
sued for obscenity in publishing an unexpur-
gated version of Lawrence’s 1928 novel.
● On Nov. 8, 1994, for the first time in
40 years, the Republican Party wins control
of both the U.S. House of Representatives
and the Senate. The empowered GOP
united under the “Contract with America,”
a 10-point legislative plan to reduce federal
taxes, balance the budget and dismantle
social welfare programs.
● It was noted 20th-century American
poet Hart Crane who made the following
sage observation: “One must be drenched in
words, literally soaked in them, to have the
right ones form themselves into the proper
patterns at the right moment.”
● You might be surprised to learn that
people have been using carbon paper to
make copies since way back in 1806.
● You probably know Edgar Rice
Burroughs as the American author of the
Tarzan novels, among many other adventure
and science-fiction works. You may find it
hard to picture him as a journalist flying on
bombing runs in the Pacific theater -- espe-
cially at the age of 66. Burroughs was the
oldest war correspondent of World War II.
● If you’re planning to get into the busi-
ness of dealing in building materials in
Tennessee, you might want to note that in
that state it is illegal to sell a hollow log.
● Collective nouns are fascinating. For
instance, if you see a group of bullfinches,
you can call it a bellowing; a group of flies
is a business, a cloud or a swarm. You have
a pitying of turtledoves and a hover of trout.
A group of tigers can be an ambush or a
streak; while a group of snails can be called
a rout, a walk or an escargatoire.
● Those who study such things say that,
on a per-capita basis, Canadians eat more
doughnuts and more Kraft Mac and Cheese
than citizens of any other country.
● Before he became famous as an author
of horror, suspense and sci-fi, Stephen King
worked as a high-school janitor.
“Be not too hasty to trust or admire the
teachers of morality; they discourse like
angels but they live like men.” -- Samuel
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. Who was the first designated hitter to hit a home run in 1973, the debut year for the DH
in the American League?
2. How many managers did the Chicago Cubs have during the 1990s?
3. Entering 2015, who held the Ohio State record for most TD passes in one game?
4. Of Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan, which one attempted more 3-point shots during
his NBA career?
5. Which goaltender has recorded the most saves in a season for the Tampa Bay Lightning?
6. During the 1990s, three drivers won the Indianapolis 500 after starting in the pole posi-
tion. Name two of them.
7. Who was the last Japanese men’s tennis player to reach the semifinals of the French
1. Minnesota’s Tony Oliva, against Oakland. 2. Six -- Don Zimmer (1990-91), Joe Altobelli (‘91), Jim Es-
sian (‘91), Jim Lefebvre (1992-93), Tom Trebelhorn (1994) and Jim Riggleman (1995-99). 3. Kenny Guiton
threw six against Florida A&M in 2013, and J.T. Barrett did the same against Kent State in 2014. 4. Barkley
attempted 2,020 (making 538); Jordan, 1,778 (making 581). 5. Nikolai Khabibulin had 1,761 saves in the 2001-
02 season. 6. Rick Mears (1991), Al Unser Jr. (1994) and Arie Luyendyk (1997). 7 . Jiro Sato, in 1933.
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