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1. GEOGRAPHY: Which U.S. state lies east of Indiana?
2. MYTHOLOGY: In Roman mythology, Neptune is the equivalent of which Greek
3. COMICS: In what year did detective Dick Tracy make his debut in a comic strip?
4. HISTORY: How many presidents have served more than two terms of office?
5. MOVIES: What was the first Pixar film to receive a PG rating?
6. LITERATURE: Who wrote the children’s book “Black Beauty”?
7. CHEMISTRY: What is the Periodic Table symbol for the element iron?
8. AD SLOGANS: What 1960s and ‘70s aftershave warned consumers to “be careful
how you use it”?
9. LANGUAGE: What is a ewer?
10.MEDICAL: What part of the body does Bell’s palsy affect?
1. 1 . Ohio 2. Poseidon 3. 1931 4. One -- Franklin D. Roosevelt 5. “The Incredibles” 6. Anna
Sewell 7. Fe 8. Hai Karate 9. A vase-shaped pitcher or jug 10. The face.
DID YOU KNOW
THE RIVER - JANUARY 22, 2016
My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 2016
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Single
Lambs looking for romance could find
Cupid especially accommodating this week.
Paired partners also find their relationships
benefiting from the chubby cherub’s
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep
your keen Bull’s eye focused on your target,
and shake off any attempt to turn your
attention elsewhere. You should get some
news later in the week that might answer
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your
early enthusiasm for a project might have
been somewhat premature. Although you
feel positive about it, you might need more
information in order to make an informed
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking
on a new responsibility might seem like
the politically correct thing to do. But even
with the promise of support, was it the
wisest? Consider reassessing your upcoming
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Apply
yourself to completing your task despite
all the distractions that might be interfering
with your work. Then reward yourself with a
weekend of fun shared with people who are
close to you.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A
business agreement from the past might need
to be looked at again. Use this unexpected
development to check out other matters
related to it. A weekend venture proves to be
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Don’t ignore that uneasy feeling about
making a commitment. It could be a case of
understandably cold feet, or a warning that
something isn’t as right as it should be.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
A colleague could be more supporting of one
of your efforts. But it’s up to you to make
the case for it, and that could mean opening
up a secret or two, which might be a problem
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Expect some good news about
a relative you’ve been worried about. But
don’t expect the full story to be told -- at
least not yet. A workplace matter might face
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Despite some anxious moments, you
could have good reason to be pleased with
how things are turning out. An end-of-
the-week call might hold some interesting
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
A long-overdue expression of appreciation
could be offered soon. But admit it: You
never really expected it would happen, right?
Meanwhile, keep your weekend options
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) It’s a
good time to dive right into a new challenge,
whether it’s learning a computer app, or how
to drive a stick shift, or making a new friend.
Whatever it is, good luck.
BORN THIS WEEK: You see the
wisdom in honesty, and you help others
appreciate your vision.
● On Jan. 26, 1500, Spanish explorer
Vicente Yanez Pinzon, who had commanded
the Nina during Christopher Columbus’ first
expedition to the New World, sights the
coast of Brazil during a voyage under his
command, the first European explorer to do
● On Jan. 25, 1759, Scottish poet Robert
Burns is born. The day is still celebrated by
Burns fans with high-spirited “Robert Burns
Night” feasts, featuring haggis and other
Scottish delicacies, as well as enthusiastic
drinking, toasting and speechmaking.
● On Jan. 29, 1936, in Cooperstown,
New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame
elects its first members: Ty Cobb, Babe
Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson
and Walter Johnson. Today it has elected
278 individuals, including 225 players, 17
managers, eight umpires and 28 executives
● On Jan. 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi,
the world’s chief advocate of non-violence,
is assassinated in New Delhi, India. Assassin
Nathuram Godse was hanged in 1949 against
the wishes of Gandhi’s sons, who argued
that the execution stood against everything
Gandhi believed in.
● On Jan. 31, 1950, President Harry
Truman publicly announces his decision to
support development of the hydrogen bomb.
The discovery of a Soviet spy in the U.S.
nuclear program forced Truman to approve
massive funding to build the world’s first
● On Jan. 27, 1965, the Shelby Mustang
GT 350 is launched. The Shelby, a
Mustang modified for racing, featured a
306 horsepower V-8 engine and today is a
valuable collector car.
● On Jan. 28, 1973, a cease-fire goes
into effect in Saigon, Vietnam, but military
operations quickly resumed after each side
claimed the other had violated the truce.
What resulted was an almost endless chain
of retaliations, averaging 2,980 combat
incidents per month.
● It was 20th-century British journalist,
travel writer and literary critic Dame
Rebecca West who made the following sage
observation: “I myself have never been
able to find out precisely what feminism
is: I only know that people call me a
feminist whenever I express sentiments that
differentiate me from a doormat.”
● The infamous Ouija board may be
surrounded by controversy, but the origin
of its name is not mysterious; the creators
simply combined the French word for “yes”
- - “oui” -- with the German affirmative --
● Everybody is afraid of something, right?
And whatever the fear, there’s doubtless a
name for it. For example, erythrophones
are afraid of blushing, peccatophobes are
afraid of sinning, and aichmophobes are
afraid of needles. If you’re afraid of going
insane, you’re lyssophobic; if it’s disease
that frightens you, you’re nosophobic;
cremnophobia is a fear or precipices.
There’s even a word to describe the fear of
peanut butter sticking to the roof of your
mouth: arachibutyrophobia. And finally,
you may at this point be suffering from
sesquipedalophobia -- the fear of long words.
● Located in the Sierras at 8,000 feet
above sea level, the town of Bodie was once
the second-biggest city in California. These
days, it’s deserted for most of the year, but
every summer more than 200,000 people
travel to the upper altitudes just to see the
slowly decaying town, hoping to catch a
glimpse of one of the ghosts that reputedly
inhabit every crumbling building that
● Alcoholic beverages are pretty
widespread across cultures. There’s even a
recipe for Eskimo wine: “Put a seagull in a
bottle. Fill with water. Let it ferment in the
“We’re in the same tent as the clowns
and the freaks -- that’s show business.” - -
Edward R. Murrow
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. Detroit Tiger pitchers set an A.L. record in 2015 for most consecutive shutout innings to
start a season (24). Who had held the mark?
2. How many times has a San Diego Padres pitcher struck out 250 or more batters in a season?
3. Quarterback Boomer Esiason ranks No. 3 on the University of Maryland’s list for career
passing yards (6,259). Who are No. 1 and No. 2?
4. Who is the Phoenix Suns’ career leader in steals?
5. Between 1990 and 1999, seven different teams won the Presidents’ Trophy for the best
regular-season NHL record. Name five of them.
6. How many consecutive years did an Audi win the 24 Hours of Le Mans before Porsche won
the race in 2015?
7. Of the 14 times tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams have faced each other in a grand
slam singles match, how many times has Serena won?
1. The Chicago White Sox tossed 22 shutout innings to start the 1947 season. 2 . Once -- Kevin
Brown struck out 257 batters in 1998. 3 . Scott Milanovich (7,301) and Chris Turner (6,543). 4 .
Center Alvan Adams, with 1,289. 5 . Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas (twice), Detroit (twice),
the New York Rangers (twice) and Pittsburgh. 6 . A five-year stretch. 7. Nine.
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