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1. HISTORY: What conflict did Secretary of State John Hay refer to as a “splendid
2. MUSIC: What was Aretha Franklin’s first No. 1 hit?
3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does the candy name M&M’s stand for?
4. GEOGRAPHY: Which California city is the farthest west -- San Francisco, Los
Angeles or San Diego?
5. AD SLOGANS: What laundry detergent vowed to erase “ring around the collar”?
6. FAMOUS PEOPLE: What was the profession of Duncan Hines, whose name
became a household brand of food products?
7. TELEVISION: Who was talk-show host Johnny Carson’s announcer and sidekick?
8. MATH: What is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order?
9. FOOD & DRINK: What is the color of the liquor called absinthe?
10. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the term “canard”?
1. Spanish-American War 2. “Respect,” in 1967 3. (Forrest) Mars & (William) Murrie, the last
names of the candy’s founders 4. San Francisco 5. Wisk 6. Restaurant critic 7. Ed McMahon
8. 40 (f-o -r-t-y) 9. Green 10. A false report or story.
DID YOU KNOW
THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 20, 2015
My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 23, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This
year, instead of jumping into the whole
holiday prep scene, move in a little at a
time. You’ll appreciate the sense of con-
trol you’re more likely to enjoy.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The
separation between the Bovine’s head
and heart is never as far apart as it seems.
Both senses work best when they come
out of logic and honesty.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The best
way to keep those pre-holiday pressures
under control is to just say no to taking on
new tasks while you’re still trying to work
with a heap of others.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) News
means a change might be on its way, but
what does it hold? Don’t just ask ques-
tions; make sure you get answers you can
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Old
friends and new have one thing in com-
mon: Both your longtime and newly mint-
ed pals have much wisdom to impart.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
With time running out, this is a good time
for you to show ‘em all what those Virgo
super-organizational skills can do.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Librans and holidays are made for each
other, especially if children and animals
are going to be part of your joyous season.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Time is getting too short to allow a
spat to taint the holiday season. Restart
your relationship and reschedule holiday
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Seeking advice is laud-
able. You might learn far more than you
thought you could. Stay with it.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) Continuing to assess changes
works toward your getting your new
project up and ready. Trusted colleagues
remain ready to help.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) That new situation needs a lot of
attention, but it’s worth it. This is a very
good time for you to involve the arts in
what you do.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) It
might be a good idea to slow your hectic
holiday pace so that you don’t rush past
what -- or who -- you’re hoping to rush
BORN THIS WEEK: Others pick up
on your confidence in yourself, which
inspires them to believe in you and your
● On Nov. 28, 1582, William
Shakespeare, 18, and Anne Hathaway,
26, pay a 40-pound bond for their mar-
riage license in Stratford-upon-Avon. Six
months later, Anne gives birth to their
daughter, Susanna, and two years later, to
● On Nov. 27, 1703, an unusual freak
storm finally dissipates over England after
wreaking havoc for two weeks. Packing
hurricane-strength winds, the storm killed
between 10,000 and 30,000 people, and
sank hundreds of Royal Navy ships.
● On Nov. 29, 1929, American explorer
Richard Byrd and three companions make
the first flight over the South Pole. In
1996, a diary of Byrd’s was found that
seemed to suggest his plane had turned
back 150 miles short of its goal because of
an oil leak.
● On Nov. 23, 1936, the first issue of
Life magazine is published, featuring a
cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam. When
it folded during the Great Depression,
publisher Henry Luce bought the name
and re-launched Life as a picture-based
● On Nov. 26, 1941, President Franklin
D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially estab-
lishing the fourth Thursday in November
as Thanksgiving Day. In 1789, President
George Washington had proclaimed a
holiday of national thanksgiving for the
U.S . Constitution.
● On Nov. 24, 1971, a hijacker call-
ing himself D.B. Cooper -- wearing only
wraparound sunglasses, a thin suit and a
raincoat -- parachutes from an airplane
into a thunderstorm with 100-mph winds
and temperatures well below zero over
Washington state. Despite a massive
search, no trace of Cooper or the $200,000
in ransom money he carried was ever
On Nov. 25, 1990, after a howling
wind- and rainstorm on Thanksgiving
Day, Washington state’s historic floating
Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge breaks
apart and sinks to the bottom of Lake
Washington. The bridge had been made of
22 floating pontoons.
● It was 20th-century American jour-
nalist Walter Lippmann who made the
following sage observation: “Our con-
science is not the vessel of eternal verities.
It grows with our social life, and a new
social condition means a radical change in
● According to a recent analysis of data
from the online music streaming service
Spotify and artist popularity data from a
website called The Echo Nest, Americans
tend to stop listening to new music at the
age of 33.
● John Tyler, born March 29, 1790, was
the 10th president of the United States. He
was married twice and had a total of 15
children. These children, collectively, were
witness to a surprisingly large swath of
American history. The oldest, Mary Tyler
Jones, was born in 1815, the year that saw
the end of the War of 1812; the young-
est, Pearl Tyler Ellis, survived until 1947,
two years after the end of World War II.
President Tyler even has two grandsons
who are still alive today.
● You might be surprised to learn that it
costs the U.S . government nearly 2 cents
to mint a single penny.
● Unless you’ve been to Crater Lake
National Park in Oregon, it’s difficult to
believe just how blue the water of that
lake appears. In fact, there was a time
when the rich blues made the profes-
sionals at Kodak believe the photos to be
overdeveloped, and the pictures would be
returned at no charge.
● Those who study such things say that
if you were (for reasons unspecified) to
eat the liver of a polar bear, you’d die. The
amount of vitamin A stored in that organ
constitutes a fatal dose for humans.
“You never know what you’ll want to
write until it starts writing itself in your
head.” -- Jill Ker Conway
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. Who was the first National League shortstop to twice hit 20 or more home runs in a season?
2. Two Boston Red Sox pitchers threw no-hitters in 1962. Name them.
3. Who was the last Tampa Bay quarterback to rush for two TDs in a game before Josh
McCown in 2014?
4. Name the player who tallied the most career points in Southern Cal men’s basketball histo-
5. Two NHL teams have won a Stanley Cup after losing the first two games of the series at
home. Name either one.
6. Who was the last driver before Nico Rosberg (2013-15) to win the Monaco Grand Prix at
least three consecutive years?
7. How many Grand Slam doubles titles have Bob and Mike Bryan won together?
1. The Giants’ Alvin Dark, in 1953 and 1954. 2 . Earl Wilson and Bill Monbouquette. 3 . Steve
Young, in 1986. 4 . Harold Miner, with 2,048 points in three seasons. 5 . The Toronto Maple Leafs in
1942 and the Montreal Canadiens in 1966. 6 . Ayrton Senna won five in a row (1989-93). 7 . Sixteen
-- six Australian Opens, five U.S. Opens, three Wimbledons and two French Opens.
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