Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 082815 Contents 1. HISTORY: What country once was known by the Latin name of Caledonia?
2. ANIMAL ADJECTIVES: What is a group of dragons called?
3. ANATOMY: Where is the retina located?
4. TELEVISION: Who played the character Latka Gravas on “Taxi”?
5. U.S. PRESIDENTS: How old was Bill Clinton when he was inaugurated as
6. MYTHOLOGY: The Greek god Aeolus commanded domain over what area?
7. GEOGRAPHY: The Catskill Mountains are located largely in which U.S. state?
8. FOOD & DRINK: What kind of plant does saffron come from?
9. MOVIES: Who directed the movie “The Lost Weekend”?
10.U.S. STATES: What is the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in the
name of any U.S. state?
1. Scotland 2. A weyr or ﬂight 3. The eye 4. Andy Kaufman 5. 46 6. Ruler of the winds
7. New York 8. Crocus ﬂower 9. Billy Wilder 10. The letter “Q”
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THE RIVER - AUGUST 28, 2015
My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 31, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
This could be the time to try soothing
whatever bad feelings might be lingering
‘twixt and among colleagues, friends or
family members. But be sure you do so
without favoring any side.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An idea
is only an idea until you put that clever
Bovine mind to work to develop it from
concept to substance. This could lead to
something rewarding, both emotionally
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The
early part of the week could have some
disconcerting moments, but approaching
them with a calm, unruffled attitude goes
a long way toward helping to get things
nicely settled down.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Getting
used to change continues to mark much
of the week. But accepting what you have
to do makes adapting that much easier. A
welcome visitor could turn up sooner than
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Learning
how to live with a decision is a challenge,
but one you Leos and Leonas could really
enjoy. You’ll also be pleased to see your
social life take that upsurge you’ve been
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Use your perceptive Virgo instinct to help
you see the positive aspects of what, at
first, appears to be a disappointment. You
could find that it proves to be quite the
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Your ability to maintain a balance between
sense and sentiment once again helps you
sort through apparently conflicting choices
and ultimately arrive at the right decision.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Before you seek the advice of col-
leagues about a potential career move, you
might be better off getting counsel from
someone who won’t be affected by the
choices you make.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) It can be a challenging
week for some relationships if the normal
give-and-take flow changes with one side
doing most of the giving and the other the
CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) A new opportunity could bring
with it much anticipation along with some
anxiety. Take time to sort out your options
as well as your emotional considerations.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Are you sure you have all the facts
you need to let that matter move to
another level? Don’t be rushed into a deci-
sion unless and until you feel it’s the right
thing to do.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Pace yourself as you prepare to take on
that more demanding project. Be careful
not to let your energy reserves drain away.
Take time to relax with people close to
BORN THIS WEEK: You have the
ability to see both sides of a situation. You
would do well as a counselor or a judge.
● On Sept. 6, 1522, the Vittoria, one of
Ferdinand Magellan’s five ships, arrives
in Spain, thus completing the first circum-
navigation of the world. The Vittoria was
commanded by Juan Sebastian de Elcano,
who took charge after the murder of
Magellan in the Philippines.
● On Sept. 2, 1666, the Great Fire of
London breaks out in the house of King
Charles II’s baker. When the fire was
finally extinguished four days later, more
than four-fifths of London was destroyed.
● On Sept. 4, 1886, Geronimo, the wili-
est and most dangerous Apache warrior of
his time, finally surrenders in Arizona. A
brilliant strategist, Geronimo never learned
to use a gun, yet he armed his men with
the best modern rifles he could obtain.
● On Aug. 31, 1955, William G. Cobb
of the General Motors Corp. demonstrates
his 15-inch-long “Sunmobile,” the world’s
first solar-powered automobile. When
sunlight hit 12 photoelectric cells made of
selenium, an electric current was produced
that powered a tiny motor.
● On Sept. 5, 1969, Lt. William
Calley is charged with six specifications
of premeditated murder in the death of
109 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai in
March 1968. Reportedly, the massacre
was stopped only when a pilot landed his
helicopter between Calley’s troops and the
fleeing South Vietnamese.
● On Sept. 3, 1977, Sadaharu Oh of
Japan’s Yomiuri Giants hits the 756th
home run of his career, breaking Hank
Aaron’s record for career home runs. Oh
retired in 1980 with 868 home runs, still a
● On Sept. 1, 1985, a joint U.S.-French
expedition locates the wreck of the RMS
Titanic, 73 years after it sank after being
struck by an iceberg in the North Atlantic.
An experimental, unmanned submersible
found the ocean liner at a depth of 13,000
● It was beloved Russian author Leo
Tolstoy who made the following sage
observation: “Nothing can make our life,
or the lives of other people, more beautiful
than perpetual kindness.”
● If you see a group of flamingoes
together in one place, it will be handy to
know that the appropriate collective noun
is a “flamboyance.”
● You might be surprised to learn that
feta cheese has been around for 6,000
● It may be the hottest part of summer
in the Northern Hemisphere, and tempera-
tures in the United Arab Emirates may
be reaching the triple digits Fahrenheit,
but that’s no impediment to winter sports
in Dubai, the UAE’s most populous city.
Residents and visitors can take a break
from the heat at Ski Dubia, an indoor ski
resort featuring a 290-foot mountain, sled
and toboggan runs, climbing towers, an
ice cave and even face-to-beak encounters
● As the new school year kicks off in
the United States, it might be interesting
to renew a familiarity with a now-disused
word: a “belter-werrits” is an annoying
● Many people know American coun-
terculture figure Ken Kesey as the author
of the 1962 novel “One Flew Over the
Cuckoo’s Nest,” which presents a disturb-
ing portrait of life in a mental institution.
It’s less well known, though, that Kesey
got an inside view of the system when he
worked as a janitor in a mental hospital
before he became famous.
● If you’re planning a sporting visit to
Pennsylvania, be sure to note that dyna-
mite-assisted fishing is illegal in that state.
“Courage is the price that life exacts
for granting peace. The soul that knows it
not, knows no release from little things.”
-- Amelia Earhart
1. How many times did the New York Yankees fail to make the playoffs during shortstop Derek
Jeter’s 20-year career with the team?
2. In 2014, Denard Span set a Washington Nationals record for most hits in a season (184). Who had
held the mark?
3. Who is the only member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to also hit a home run in his first major-
4. When was the last time before 2014 (Kentucky and UConn) that the two teams in the NCAA
Tournament men’s basketball title game did not make the tourney the year before?
5. Who holds the goaltender record for most shutouts in a season for the Washington Capitals?
6. Of Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, who has recorded more NASCAR Cup wins at Martinsville?
7. In 2015, Andy Murray, became the second Open Era male tennis player to lose four finals at a
Grand Slam event and never win it. Who was the first?
1. Three times - 2008, 2013-14. 2. Cristian Guzman, with 183 hits in 2008. 3. Clarence “Ace” Parker, for
the Philadelphia A’s in 1937. 4. It was 1966 (Texas Western and Kentucky). 5. Jim Carey (1995-96) and
Braden Holtby (2014-15), with nine each. 6. They are tied with eight victories apiece. 7. Bjorn Borg, who
lost four U.S. Open ﬁnals.
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