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That’s News to you answers

Here are the answers to this week’s newspaper version of our That’s News to You quiz.

1. D. Perry named Education and Commerce, but stumbled on Energy. When someone else suggested EPA, he said yes, but changed his mind. He later said it was Energy, which he’s mentioned previously in speeches but just forgot during the debate.

2. B. The probe was supposed to go to Phobos, a moon of Mars.

3. B. The last Spokane mayor to be re-elected was David Rodgers in 1973. He didn’t seek re-election in 1977; Ron Bair won and began a string of one-term mayors that continues to this day.

4. C. When a mastodon bone was found near Sequim in 1977, WSU archeologist Carl Gustafson found evidence it had been attacked with a sharpened point. But the carbon dating said the bone was older than the period when humans were thought to have reached North America, and Gustafson’s findings were discounted. Recent studies with better equipment show Gustafson was right.

5. A. Filmed partly in British Columbia, it’s about bird watching, an activity that involves an estimated 48 million Americans.

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Last week’s winner was Scot Wilcox, of Spokane.

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