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1. MEASUREMENTS: How many seconds are in a day?
2. MOVIES: What comedy of 1980 carried the tagline, "They'll never get caught.
They're on a mission from God"?
3. TELVISION: What are the names of Marge's twin sisters on "The Simpsons"?
4. LANGUAGE: What is a cynophile?
5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What are the small indentations on a golf ball
6. MEDICAL: What is the more common term for "somniloquy"?
7. GAMES: In chess, what are rooks also known as?
8. U.S. STATES: What is the capital of New York state?
9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What adjective describes animals with hooves?
10.GEOGRAPHY: What was the prior English name of the nation of Sri Lanka?
1. 86,400 2. "The Blues Brothers" 3. Selma and Patty 4. Dog lover 5. Dimples 6. Talk-
ing in your sleep 7. Castles 8. Albany 9. Ungulate 10. Ceylon.
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THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 19, 2016
FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22, 2016
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Time is
on your side in the early part of the week.
But anything left undone by midweek will
need to be put into rush mode. The weekend
offers choices for you and someone special.
TAURUS (April 30 to May 20) Finally
getting credit for a contribution is nice for
all you idea-generating Ferdinands and
Fernandas. But don't sit on your laurels
under the cork tree. Use it as a first step to a
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Despite
the progress made, a hint of doubt might
set in. That's OK. You need to stop and
consider not only what you're doing but
also how you are doing. Make adjustments
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The
dreamer is dominant in the Moon Child's
aspect, but a dollop of hardheaded practi-
cality is coming up fast and jockeying for
space. The challenge is to make room for
LEO (July 23 to August 22) It's a good
week for Leos and Leonas to start assessing
what they've done and what they plan to do.
Moving to a new environment -- home or
job-related -- is a possibility for some Cats.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
The week calls for Virgos to make tough
decisions, but in a way that leaves the door
open for changes. Ask for advice from
someone who has been in the position
you're in now.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Disappointments are never easy to take, but
you have the ability to learn from them and
go on to success. Meanwhile, continue to
build up your contacts. You'll need them
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Things might still be going much too slowly
to suit you. But you need the time to make
sure they're going in the right direction.
It's easier to make a course correction now
rather than later.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Showing some temperament
at the way things are going is one way of
getting your point across. Just don't overdo
it, or you risk turning away more-moderate
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Things could change more quickly this
week than you like. But don't fret; you'll
most likely find that you're up to the chal-
lenges. The weekend offers much-needed
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Big challenge coming up? Uncross
those fingers and believe that you're going
to do well. And keep in mind that so many
people have faith in your ability to succeed.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Testing the waters is a good way of learning
about an opportunity before plunging right
in. Ask more questions and be alert to any
attempts to avoid giving complete answers.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift
for making people -- and animals, too -- feel
special and loved.
On Feb. 22, 1732, George Washington
is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia,
the second son of a plantation owner.
Initially a loyal British subject, Washington
eventually led the Continental Army in the
American Revolution and became known as
the father of the United States.
On Feb. 27, 1827, a group of masked
and costumed students dance through the
streets of New Orleans, marking the begin-
ning of the city's Mardi Gras celebrations.
Though early French settlers had brought
the tradition of Mardi Gras, Spanish gover-
nors later banned the celebrations.
On Feb. 25, 1870, Hiram Rhoades
Revels, a Republican from Natchez,
Mississippi, is sworn into the U.S. Senate,
becoming the first black American ever
to sit in Congress. During the Civil War,
Revels, a college-educated minister, served
as a chaplain for the Union army.
On Feb. 26, 1935, Nazi leader Adolf
Hitler signs a secret decree authorizing the
founding of the Reich Luftwaffe as a third
German military service. The Versailles
Treaty that ended World War I had prohib-
ited military aviation in Germany.
On Feb. 23, 1958, five-time Formula
One champion Juan Manuel Fangio of
Argentina is kidnapped in Cuba by a
group of Fidel Castro's rebels. Fangio was
released the next day after the Cuba Grand
On Feb. 28, 1964, Thelonious Monk
makes the cover of Time magazine.
Beatlemania was at its peak, but contempo-
rary jazz music had captured the imagina-
tion of a significant number of American
On Feb. 24, 1988, the U.S. Supreme
Court votes 8-0 to overturn the $200,000
settlement awarded to the Reverend Jerry
Falwell for his emotional distress at being
parodied in Hustler magazine. The court
ruled that Hustler's parody, although in poor
taste, fell within the First Amendment's pro-
tection of freedom of speech and the press.
It was columnist and editor Doug
Larson who made the following sage obser-
vation: "Few things are more satisfying than
seeing your children have teenagers of their
If you're a fan of football, you've
probably seen the leaping lion logo on the
helmets of Detroit Lions players. You might
not realize, though, that the lion has a name:
The first volume of the first edi-
tion of the Oxford English Dictionary
was published in 1884, 30 years after the
Philological Society of London came up
with the idea for a dictionary that traced
the way the language had developed from
Anglo-Saxon times. It was estimated that
the entire project would take 10 years, but
in half that time they'd completed just a
single volume, covering A to Ant.
Those who study such things say that
your brain takes about 0.0004 seconds to
retrieve a memory.
You might be surprised to learn that
the person who has been nominated for
more Academy Awards than any other liv-
ing person is neither an actor nor a director.
American composer John Williams -- who
created scores for such memorable films as
the "Star Wars" series, "Jaws," "Schindler's
List," "Jurassic Park," the "Indiana Jones"
series, "Fiddler on the Roof" and the first
three "Harry Potter" movies -- has (so far)
been nominated for a whopping 50 Oscars,
and he has taken home five of the statuettes.
He's also received three Emmy Awards,
four Golden Globes and 22 Grammy
Awards -- with an astounding 65 Grammy
nominations to his name.
It's not clear why, but the incidence
of left-handedness in twins is significantly
higher than it is in the general population.
"To be astonished is one of the surest
ways of not growing old too quickly." --
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. In what year did the Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park -- later known
as Wrigley Field?
2. Who replaced Davey Johnson as manager of the New York Mets in 1990?
3. In 2014, Rashad Greene set a Florida State record for most receiving yards (3,830). Who had
held the mark?
4. Who holds the record for most field goals made in a season for the Houston Rockets?
5. Name the last NHL player before Alexander Ovechkin (three consecutive) to win a goal-
6. Who was the only U.S. soccer player on both the 1999 and 2015 women's World Cup
7. How many title fights did Earnie Shavers have during his 26-year heavyweight boxing
1. It was April of 1916. 2. Former Mets player Bud Harrelson. 3. Ron Sellers, with 3,598 receiving
yards (1966-68). 4. Elvin Hayes, with 948 baskets made in the 1970-71 season. Moses Malone had
945 field goals made in 1981-82. 5. Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos, in the 2011-12 season. 6. Christie
Rampone. 7. Two -- he lost to Muhammad Ali in 1977 and Larry Holmes in 1979.
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