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1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the country of Belize located?
2. HISTORY: In what country did the 1960 Sharpeville massacre occur?
3. LITERATURE: In what state did poet Emily Dickinson live her entire life?
4. MOVIES: What was the name of the spaceship in “Alien”?
5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: A strong, cool wind called the mistral is associated with which
6. MYTHOLOGY: What kind of creature is a griffin?
7. TELEVISION: Which character on “The Addams Family” spoke the catchphrase “you
8. THEATER: Which play’s title character was nicknamed “The Demon Barber of Fleet
9. MUSIC: Who wrote the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”?
10. ANCIENT WORLD: What figure is depicted by the Colossus of Rhodes?
1. Central America 2. South Africa 3. Massachussetts 4. Nostromo 5. France 6. A lion’s body
with an eagle’s head, wings and claws 7. Lurch 8. “Sweeney Todd” 9. John Lennon and Paul
McCartney 10. The Greek sun god Helios.
DID YOU KNOW
THE RIVER - JANUARY 29, 2016
My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1, 2016
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess
what, Lamb? You’re about to experience
a new perspective on a situation you long
regarded quite differently. What you learn
could open more opportunities later.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold
Bovine is tempted to charge into a new ven-
ture. But it might be best to take things one
step at a time so that you know just where
you are at any given point.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s a good
time to go on that fun getaway you’ve been
planning. You’ll return refreshed, ready and,
yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge
that awaits you.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon
Child loves to fantasize about magical hap-
penings in the early part of the week. But the
sensible Crab gets down to serious business
by week’s end.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) What goes
around comes around for those lucky Leos
and Leonas whose acts of generosity could
be repaid with opportunities to expand into
new and exciting areas of interest.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Your concern about your job responsibilities
is commendable. But you need to take some
quiet time to share with someone who has
really missed being with you.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Aspects favor getting out and meeting new
people. And as a bonus, you could find that
some of your newly made friends could offer
important business contacts.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
You might take pride in wanting to do every-
thing yourself. But now’s a good time to ask
family members to help with a demanding
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Pay more attention to the pos-
sibilities in that workplace change. It could
show the way to make that long-sought turn
on your career path.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm
obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on
that workload and into some well-deserved
time with family and friends.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can
make good use of their ability to communi-
cate feelings. Don’t be surprised if they’re
reciprocated in kind.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you
probably earned them. But it’s best to let
others believe they were the ones who
uncovered the treasure you really are.
BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works
flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing
makes you happier than to see others happy
● On Feb. 7, 1881, plea bargaining gains
favor in American courts when Albert
McKenzie pleads guilty to a misdemeanor
count of embezzlement instead of a felony.
Today, over 90 percent of criminal cases are
resolved through plea bargain in many juris-
● On Feb. 5, 1917, Congress overrides
President Woodrow Wilson’s veto and passes
the Immigration Act, requiring a literacy test
● On Feb. 6, 1928, a woman calling her-
self Anastasia Tschaikovsky and claiming
to be the daughter of the murdered czar of
Russia arrives in New York City hoping to
claim the Romanov fortune. In 1994, DNA
analysis finally showed that Anastasia was
not a Romanov, but was in fact a Polish-
German factory worker.
● On Feb. 1, 1951, the United Nations
General Assembly condemns the communist
government of the People’s Republic of
China for acts of aggression in Korea. It was
the first time the United Nations condemned
● On Feb. 4, 1976, a 7.5 -magnitude earth-
quake levels one-third of Guatemala City,
killing 23,000 people and leaving 1 million
others homeless. Roads and bridges leading
to the area sustained extensive damage, mak-
ing it difficult for help to arrive.
● On Feb. 2, 1980, details of ABSCAM,
an FBI sting operation to uncover politi-
cal corruption in government, are released.
Thirty-one public officials were targeted.
FBI agents had posed as representatives of
Abdul Enterprises, Ltd., a fictional business
owned by an Arab sheik.
● On Feb. 3, 1998, a U.S. Marine jet fly-
ing low over the town of Cavalese in the
Italian Alps severs a ski-lift cable, sending
a tram crashing 250 feet to the ground and
killing 20 people. The pilot and navigator
destroyed a videotape that had recorded
their flight. They were court-martialed for
obstruction of justice and dismissed from the
● It was beloved American astrophysicist
and science communicator Carl Sagan who
made the following sage observation: “If it
can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to
be destroyed by the truth.”
● You probably are well aware of the fact
that caffeine enhances memory and learning
in humans -- if you’re not a coffee addict
yourself, you almost certainly know some-
one who is. But you probably didn’t know
that the substance has the same effect on
bees. More than half of all flowering plants
produce caffeinated nectar, and tests recently
conducted by researchers at the University of
Sussex in the United Kingdom demonstrate
that bees strongly prefer nectar with caffeine
to the decaf version.
● Some ancient Greeks believed that bald-
ness could be cured by applying to the hair-
less area a mixture of horseradish and pigeon
● Parents of younger children probably
will not be surprised by the following fac-
toid: Six eight-stud Lego bricks can be put
together in a whopping 915,103,765 different
ways -- and at least one of those bricks will
end up being stepped on by a barefoot adult.
● If you’re planning a trip to Nevada, you
might want to keep in mind that in that state,
it is technically illegal to kiss if you have a
● For reasons that are not entirely clear at
present, in the spring of 2010 a 28-year-old
man in South Korea married a large pillow
printed with the image of an anime character.
At the wedding, the pillow wore a white
dress. The man has been seen taking his
“wife” to an amusement park and out to din-
ner -- he even orders “her” a meal.
“A man’s life is interesting primarily
when he has failed -- I well know. For it is
a sign that he has tried to surpass himself.”
- - Georges Clemenceau
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. In 2000, Ken Griffey Jr. became the youngest major-league player to hit 400 career
home runs (30 years, 141 days). Who had been the youngest?
2. Who was the last pitcher before the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke in 2015 to have a major-
league-leading ERA of 1.66 or lower?
3. Name the first quarterback in NFL history to have two 500-yard passing games.
4. How many losing seasons did Dean Smith have during his 36 years of coaching the
North Carolina men’s basketball team?
5. In 2015, Max Pacioretty became the third American to be named captain of the
NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. Name either of the first two.
6. Name the all-time leading goal scorer in soccer’s Women’s World Cup.
7. When was the last time before 2015 that former heavyweight boxing champion
Wladimir Klitschko lost a bout, and to whom?
1. In 1938, Jimmie Foxx hit his 400th home run at 30 years, 248 days old. 2. Atlanta’s Greg Mad-
dux had a 1.63 ERA in the 1995 season. 3 . Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, with one 500-yard
game in 2009 and another in 2014. 4 . Once -- he was 8-9 during his first season (1961-62).
5. Chris Chelios (1989-90) and Brian Gionta (2010-14). 6 . Brazil’s Marta, with 15 goals. 7 . He
lost to Lamon Brewster in 2004.
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