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1. POLITICS: What sitting vice president shot and mortally wounded a political rival
in a duel?
2. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin suffix “grade” mean?
3. MOVIES: What was the name of the angel who visited George Bailey in “It’s a
4. TELEVISION: What was the title of the theme song to the sitcom “Cheers”?
5. U.S . STATES: What state’s motto is “North to the Future”?
6. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of animal would be described as “lupine”?
7. GAMES: How much money do you get when you pass “Go” in Monopoly?
8. LITERATURE: What are the names of the two feuding families in “Romeo and
9. GEOGRAPHY: What two countries does the Cheviot Hills range divide?
10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the birthstone for April?
1. Aaron Burr 2. Walking or moving 3. Clarence 4. “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”
5. Alaska 6. A wolf 7. $200 8. Montague and Capulet 9. England and Scotland 10. Diamond.
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THE RIVER - JANUARY 15, 2016
My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2016
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects
call for care in preparing material for sub-
mission. Although you might find it bother-
some to go over what you’ve done, the fact
is, rechecking could be worth your time and
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The
week is favorable for Bovines who wel-
come change. New career opportunities wait
to be checked out. You also might want to
get started on that home makeover you’ve
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might
have to be extra careful to protect that sur-
prise you have planned, thanks to a certain
snoopy someone who wants to know more
about your plans than you’re willing to
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Family
ties are strong this week, although an old
and still-unresolved problem might create
some unpleasant moments. If so, look to
straighten the situation out once and for all.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Although
the Lion might see it as an act of loyalty
and courage to hold on to an increasingly
shaky position, it might be wiser to make
changes now to prevent a possible melt-
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Your gift for adding new people to your
circle of friends works overtime this week,
thanks largely to contacts you made during
the holidays. A surprise awaits you at the
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Don’t hide your talents. It’s a good time to
show what you can do to impress people
who can do a lot for you. A dispute with
a family member might still need some
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Be open with your colleagues about
your plan to bring a workplace matter out
into the open. You’ll want their support, and
they’ll want to know how you’ll pull it off.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Trying to patch up an unrav-
eling relationship is often easier said than
done. But it helps to discuss and work out
any problems that arise along the way.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) While your creative aspect remains high
this week, you might want to call on your
practical side to help work out the why and
wherefore of an upcoming decision.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Dealing with someone’s disappointment can
be difficult for Aquarians, who always try
to avoid giving pain. But a full explanation
and a show of sympathy can work wonders.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Getting a job-related matter past some
major obstacles should be easier this week.
A personal situation might take a surprising
but not necessarily unwelcome turn by the
BORN THIS WEEK: You can be both
a dreamer and a doer. You consider helping
others to be an important part of your life.
● On Jan. 19, 1809, author Edgar Allan
Poe is born in Boston. By the time he was
3 years old, Poe’s parents had died, leaving
him in the care of his godfather, John Allan.
Allan eventually disowned Poe for gam-
● On Jan. 22, 1879, U.S soldiers badly
bloody Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife and his
people as they make a desperate march to
flee the Indian Territory where they had
been relocated and return to their Wyoming
● On Jan. 18, 1912, after a two-month
ordeal, the expedition of British explorer
Robert Falcon Scott arrives at the South
Pole only to find that Norwegian explorer
Roald Amundsen had preceded them by just
over a month.
● On Jan. 21, 1959, Carl Dean Switzer,
the actor who as a child played “Alfalfa,”
the freckle-faced boy with a cowlick, in the
“Our Gang” comedy film series, dies at age
31 in a fight in California.
● On Jan. 23, 1968, the U.S . intelligence-
gathering ship Pueblo is seized by the North
Korean navy and its crew charged with spy-
ing. Negotiations to free the 83-man crew
dragged on for nearly a year, and required
a signed confession by the ship’s captain
admitting to spying.
● On Jan. 24, 1972, after 28 years of hid-
ing in the jungles of Guam, farmers discov-
er Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant who
was unaware that World War II had ended.
Yokoi had gone into hiding rather than sur-
render to the Americans.
● On Jan. 20, 1981, minutes after Ronald
Reagan’s inauguration as the 40th presi-
dent of the United States, the 52 U.S. cap-
tives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran,
Iran, are released, ending the 444-day Iran
Hostage Crisis. President Jimmy Carter had
been unable to diplomatically resolve the
● It was 20th-century American historian,
sociologist, philosopher and literary critic
Lewis Mumford who made the following
sage observation: “A man of courage never
needs weapons, but he may need bail.”
● In the 1960s, American spies in the
Soviet Union had a novel way to eaves-
drop on conversations: They used cats. The
CIA agents placed listening devices on the
felines in order to hear conversations that
might take place on a park bench or near an
● Polar bears and grizzly bears are simi-
lar enough genetically to successfully mate.
Any offspring produced from such a union
is known as a “pizzly.”
● If you’re a book lover who is fortunate
enough to be planning a trip to Japan’s
capital sometime soon, then Book and Bed
Tokyo needs to be on your agenda. For a
mere $30-$40 per night, you can sleep in a
bunk surrounded by bookshelves and have
access to free Wi-Fi and a vending machine.
The bathrooms and a large seating area
(furnished, reportedly, with deep, comfy
couches) will be shared with other guests
- - but that’s just an opportunity to meet like-
minded literary travelers! You can bring
your own reading material, of course, but
with 1,700 titles provided in both English in
Japanese, there’s no need.
● It’s common knowledge that the ostrich
is a flightless bird, but many people don’t
realize that, even confined to land, the
ostrich can outrun a racehorse.
● If you use rats or mice to tell the
future, you’re engaging in myomancy; if
you prefer to base your divination on the
flight or song of birds, you’re an ornitho-
“I would like to see anyone -- prophet,
king or God -- convince a thousand cats to
do the same thing at the same time.” - - Neil
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. In 2015, the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton became the franchise leader in career home runs.
Who had held the mark?
2. Who holds the Detroit Tigers record for most career strikeouts by a pitcher?
3. In 2013, Dallas’ Tony Romo became the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for
500 yards and five touchdowns in a loss. Who was the first?
4. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, in 2015, became the first NCAA men’s basketball coach to
record 1,000 career victories. Who was the second?
5. In the 2014-15 NHL season, only one player for the New Jersey Devils tallied more than
20 goals. Who was it?
6. Which country has won the most Winter Olympic medals overall?
7. In 2015, Jordan Spieth became the sixth male golfer to win the Masters and the U.S . Open
in the same year. Name three of the other five to do it.
1. Dan Uggla, with 154 home runs. 2 . Mickey Lolich, with 2,679 strikeouts. 3. Detroit’s Matthew
Stafford, in the 2011 season. 4 . Herb Magee, with Division II Philadelphia University, also in
2015. 5. Left wing Mike Cammalleri, with 27. 6 . Norway, with 329 medals (118 gold, 111 silver,
100 bronze). 7. Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Craig Wood and Tiger Woods.
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