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1. LITERATURE: Who wrote the children’s book “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing”?
2. MOVIES: Who played the lead female role in “The Silence of the Lambs”?
3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of bird is the fast-moving roadrunner?
4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What occupation is traditionally associated with lepre-
5. LANGUAGE: What is another name for comestibles?
6. MEDICAL: What is the modern-day equivalent of the ailment once known as
7. GEOGRAPHY: The country of Wales was known in Roman times by what name?
8. MEASUREMENTS: What is the unit of measurement for stacked firewood?
9. MUSIC: Which pop star’s real name is Reg Dwight?
10. GAMES: Which two letters of the alphabet have the highest values in the game of
1. Judy Blume 2. Jodie Foster 3. Cuckoo 4. Shoe-making or mending 5. Food items
6. Influenza 7. Cambria 8. A cord 9. Elton John 10. Q and Z, 10 points apiece.
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FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2016
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A gra-
cious Lamb can learn more about a prob-
lem-filled situation than one who is openly
suspicious of what could be happening.
A friend might offer some well-directed
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting
adjusted to an unexpected change might be
difficult for the Bovine who prefers things
to go according to plan. But help could
come from a most welcome source.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This
could be a good time to get a head start
on those career-related plans. The sooner
you check out the pluses and minuses, the
sooner you can act on your information.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A
personal situation you thought would no
longer present a problem suddenly could
produce some surprises. Try to sort things
out with the help of trusted colleagues.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) An upcom-
ing move holds both anticipation and anxi-
ety for Leos and Leonas who have some
big decisions to make. Advice is plentiful,
but it’s up to you to decide which way you
want to go.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Someone from a previous project could
provide valuable guidance on how to
handle a current problem, especially where
it might involve a legal matter.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
A business situation presents some unex-
pected complications. But rather than try to
handle them all at once, it would be best to
deal with them one at a time.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) You just might get what you want,
despite the odds against it. In any event,
be sure to thank all those people involved
who believed in you and went to bat for
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Before you even hint at an
accusation, remember that you’ll have to
prove what you say. So be sure you have
what you need to back up your comments.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to Janu-
ary 19) A romantic situation takes an unex-
pected turn that favors some Sea Goats,
but causes others to reassess how they’ve
been handling the relationship.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) A surprise turn of events could unsettle
the Water Bearer. But it also might help
open up an entirely different way of work-
ing out an important matter.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A
smoothly running operation could bump
up against an obstacle. This is where
your ability to assess situations and make
adjustments can restore things to normal.
BORN THIS WEEK: Your kindness
is legendary, and so is your strong sense of
● On Feb. 14, 1867, Sakichi Toyoda,
whose textile machinery company
spawned the Toyota Motor Corp., is born.
In 1937, Toyota was formed as a spinoff of
his Toyoda Loom Works. “Toyota” report-
edly was considered a luckier name than
“Toyoda” and is easier to write in Japanese
● On Feb. 11, 1937, after a six-week
strike by General Motors autoworkers in
Michigan, GM president Alfred P. Sloan
signs the first union contract in the Ameri-
can auto industry. Among other things, GM
agreed to give workers a 5 percent raise
and permission to speak in the lunchroom.
● On Feb. 8, 1943, Japanese troops
evacuate Guadalcanal, leaving the island in
Allied possession after a prolonged cam-
paign in which an estimated 1,600 Ameri-
can troops were killed.
● On Feb. 10, 1962, Francis Gary Pow-
ers, an American who was shot down over
the Soviet Union while flying a CIA spy
plane in 1960, is released by the Soviets
in exchange for the U.S . release of a Rus-
sian spy. The event was chronicled in the
2015 film “Bridge of Spies” starring Tom
● On Feb. 9, 1971, pitcher Leroy
“Satchel” Paige becomes the first Negro
League veteran to be nominated for the
Baseball Hall of Fame. In August of that
year, Paige was inducted. Joe DiMaggio
once called Paige “the best and fastest
pitcher I’ve ever faced.”
● On Feb. 12, 1988, in the waning
days of the Cold War, two Soviet war-
ships bump two U.S. Navy vessels in
waters claimed by the Soviet Union off the
Crimean peninsula. A confrontation was
defused when the U.S. ships departed.
● On Feb. 13, 1991, Sotheby’s announc-
es the discovery of a manuscript of “Huck-
leberry Finn” by Mark Twain. The manu-
script, missing for more than a century,
was found in a trunk with some old papers.
● It was Polish-born American rabbi
and philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel
who made the following sage observa-
tion: “When I was young, I admired clever
people. Now that I am old, I admire kind
● In medieval France, if a married
woman kissed or allowed herself to be
kissed by a man other than her husband,
she could be found guilty of adultery.
● In the summer of 1100, King Wil-
liam II of England went for a hunt in the
New Forest, bringing along, of course, an
entourage of nobles. One of his attendants,
Walter Tirel, had a good opportunity to
target their quarry, and the king urged,
“Shoot! Walter, in heaven’s name!” Tirel
did, indeed, shoot, but the arrow evidently
ricocheted off a tree and hit the king, kill-
● Early cars in the United States didn’t
have steering wheels; they were maneu-
vered by using a control similar to a joy-
● Those who study such things say the
sport of boxing originated with the ancient
Greeks and dates back to at least 688 B.C .
It looked somewhat different then, though;
at that time there were no gloves and no
boxing ring. In fact, the fighters weren’t
even standing; they battled it out while sit-
ting down facing each other. The fight con-
tinued until one participant was battered
● All of today’s housecats are descended
from one particular kind of Middle Eastern
● In what is now Minnesota, early Euro-
pean settlers came across a lake Native
Americans had named “Chargoggogoman-
chaugagochaubunagungamaug.” This daunting
appellation is said to translate roughly as “You
fish on that side, we’ll fish on this side, and
nobody will fish in the middle.”
“If what you are telling is true, you don’t
have to choose your words so carefully.” --
Frank A. Clark
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. Which pitcher won the opening home game for the expansion Seattle Pilots in 1969?
2. Did Willie Mays’ highest single-season home-run total come with the New York Giants or
the San Francisco Giants?
3. Which Big Ten football coach won the most bowl games?
4. In 2014, Orlando’s Elfrid Payton became the third rookie in NBA history to have seven-plus
assists in each of his first four regular-season games. Who else did it?
5. The Chicago Blackhawks, between 1961 and 2013, won three NHL Stanley Cups, with the
clinching victory on the road each time. Name the three opponents.
6. In 1998, two countries tied for the Olympic gold medal in the men’s two-man bobsled.
Name either country.
7. When was the last time before 2015 that Tiger Woods was not ranked in the top 100 PGA
1. Gary Bell shut out the Chicago White Sox, 7-0 . 2 . He hit 52 home runs for San Francisco in
1965. His highest total with the New York Giants was 51 in 1955. 3 . Joe Paterno won 10 Big
Ten bowl games as coach of Penn State. 4 . Oscar Robertson and John Wall. 5 . Detroit (1961),
Philadelphia (2010) and Boston (2013). 6 . Canada and Italy. 7. It was 1996.
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