Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 021216 Contents 1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the largest desert in the world?
2. MOVIES: Which one of the Seven Dwarfs wears glasses in Disney's "Snow White" animated
3. HISTORY: When did Sonia Sotomayor become the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme
4. LANGUAGE: What is a xenophobic person afraid of?
5. TECHNOLOGY: What search engine did Microsoft launch in 2009?
6. BUSINESS: What does the "B.F." stand for in "B.F. Goodrich"?
7. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What spiritual leader said, "Love and compassion are necessities,
not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive"?
8. ENTERTAINERS: Who was the retired pro baseball player who married actress Marilyn
Monroe in 1954?
9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: The adjective "leonine" describes what type of animal?
10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the first diet drink that The Coca-Cola Co. introduced?
1. Antarctica 2. Doc 3. 2009 4. Strangers or foreigners 5. Bing.com 6. Benjamin Franklin
Goodrich, company founder 7. Dalai Lama, XIV 8. Joe DiMaggio 9. Lion 10. TaB in 1963.
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THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 12, 2016
FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15, 2016
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) St.
Valentine's Day magic rules the entire
week for romantic Rams and Ewes. Music,
which is the food of love, is also strong. The
weekend offers news both unexpected and
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your
aspects favor the arts - - which the Divine
Bovine loves, loves, loves. Also, for those
looking for romantic love, Cupid is available
for requests. After all, his mother, Venus,
rules your sign.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Loving
commitments continue to grow stronger.
Ditto budding relationships. A recent move
to help start up a new career-linked direc-
tion soon could begin to show signs of
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Single
Moon Children might be eager to take that
proverbial chance on love. But your more
serious side will feel better if you take
things slowly and give your moonstruck self
LEO (July 23 to August 22) It's a love
fest for Leos and Leonas this week. Paired
Cats might expect to be purr-fectly in sync.
And with matchmaking friends, single
Simbas searching for romance shouldn't
have too far to look.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
More understanding on both sides can work
miracles in restoring ailing relationships to
health. Make the first move, and you'll be
closer to your much-wanted reunion.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Accept the fact that you are worthy of
being loved, and you'll find proof in what is
revealed to you over the course of the week.
Also accept a compliment offered with great
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Planning to take a new direction in life
is exciting. And so is a new awareness of
someone's special affection. Expect a slow
and mostly steady development of the situ-
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Although you might still
feel you weren't treated quite right in a
recent matter, all that will work out in time.
Meanwhile, enjoy the week's special quali-
ties and potentials.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Deciding not to give up on a troubling
romantic situation helps start the heal-
ing process. Expect to find some valuable
insight into yourself as things move along.
AQUA R IUS (January 20 to February 18)
The week is filled with positive potentials,
but it's up to you to make the right choices.
The advice of someone who truly cares for
you and your well-being can be priceless.
PISCES (Febr uary 19 to March 20) It's
a good time to make yourself available to
possibilities of the romantic kind. Already
paired? Good. In that case, be sure to reas-
sure that special person of your feelings.
BORN THISWEEK: Your generosity
gladdens the hearts of others, and you bask
in their joy.
On Feb. 20, 1792, President George
Washington signs legislation renewing
the United States Post Office as a cabinet
department led by the postmaster general.
While postmaster, Benjamin Franklin had
streamlined postal delivery with surveyed
and marked routes from Maine to Florida
(the origins of Route 1).
On Feb. 17, 1865, soldiers from Union
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's army
ransack Columbia, South Carolina, and
leave a charred city in their wake. Sher man
is most famous for his March to the Sea
through Georgia in the closing months of
On Feb. 19, 1878, the technology that
made the modern music business possible
was born in the New Jersey laboratory
where Thomas Alva Edison created the first
device to both record sound and play it back
- - the phonograph.
On Feb. 18, 1885, Mark Twain publish-
es his famous -- and controversial -- novel
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Its
satirical look at racism, religion and other
social attitudes of the time led libraries to
ban the book.
On Feb. 21, 1948, NASCAR - - the
National Association for Stock Car Racing
-- is officially incorporated. NASCAR
held its first Strictly Stock race in 1949 at
Charlotte Speedway in North Carolina.
On Feb. 15, 1961, the entire 18-mem-
ber U.S. figure skating team is killed in a
plane crash in Belgium. The team was on
its way to the 1961 World Figure Skating
Championships in Czechoslovakia. After
the crash, an American woman (Peggy
Fleming) would not capture Olympic
gold until 1968, while a U.S. man (Scott
Hamilton) would not do so until 1984.
On Feb. 16, 1997, Jeff Gordon claims
his first Daytona 500 victory, becoming at
age 25 the youngest winner in the history
of the 500-mile NASCAR race, dubbed the
"Super Bowl of stock car racing."
It was American journalist and poet
Max Eastman who made the following sage
observation: "People who demand neutrality
in any situation are usually not neutral but
in favor of the status quo."
When you were in school, you may
have had to memorize the names of all 50
states. You probably weren't taught, though,
that fully half of those names are derived
from the languages of the continent's native
The declarations that the physical book
is dead have been overstated (as I've always
maintained). In a recent survey of college
students, 72 percent of respondents made
known their preference for print textbooks
over ebooks; only 27 percent of this youth-
ful, tech-savvy demographic said they pre-
fer red the electronic version.
Those who study such things report
that beloved British author Charles Dickens
was adamant that he always sleep with his
head pointing north. He even carried a com-
pass with him everywhere to ensure proper
If you're a fan of James Bond, you
may be surprised to learn that Ian Fleming,
the creator of that notorious character, also
wrote the beloved children's book "Chitty-
Chitty-Bang-Bang," based on bedtime sto-
ries the author made up for his young son.
If you're traveling in China and pro-
pose a toast in someone's honor, be sure
you're holding the glass with both hands;
only rude people -- and unenlightened for-
eigners - - use just one hand.
Clyde Barrow was already a notorious
criminal when he wrote a letter to Henry
Ford in 1934 complimenting him on the
"dandy" automobile he'd made. The Ford
V-8 was Bar row's preferred getaway car.
Just a month later, Bonnie and Clyde were
killed in a stolen Ford Deluxe V-8 in a
shootout with police.
"The most potent weapon in the hands of
the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
-- Steve Biko
1. True or false: Rod Carew is the career batting average leader for two teams -- Angels and
2. In 2015, the Angels' Mike Trout (23 years, 253 days) became the youngest major-league
player to have 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases. Who has been the youngest?
3. Which NFL team holds the record for most consecutive winning seasons?
4. When was the last time before 2014-2015 that Wichita State's men's basketball team won
back-to-back regular-season conference championships?
5. Name the last time the New Jersey Devils made the NHL playoffs.
6. Who was the last driver before Jimmie Johnson (2013) to win both Daytona NASCAR Cup
races in the same season?
7. Name three of the most recent five male tennis players to win three of four grand-slam
events in the same year.
1. False. He leads the Twins with a .334 average, but Vladimir Guerrero tops the Angels' list with a .319 average
(Carew is second at .314). 2. Alex Rodriguez, at 23 years, 309 days. 3. The Dallas Cowboys, with 20 consecu-
tive winning seasons (1966-85). 4. It was 1964 and 1965. 5. It was 2012, when New Jersey lost in the Stanley
Cup Finals. 6. Bobby Allison, in 1982. 7. Novak Djokovic (2011, '15), Rafael Nadal ('10), Roger Federer ('04,
'06, '07), Mats Wilander (1988) and Jimmy Connors ('74).
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