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That’s News to You answers

SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2012

Here are the answers to the newspaper edition of our end-of the-year quiz.

1. E. The effort, known as Fairchild First, is trying to get the Air Force to put the first replacements for the KC-135 at the West Plains base when they roll off the Boeing assembly line in 2017.

2. C. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace laureate, gave the commencement speech and received an honorary degree. Some people objected because he supports contraception and gay marriage.

3. B. It was the second perfect game at Safeco. Chicago White Sox pitcher Phil Humber threw one against the Mariners in April. Six Mariners pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in June.

4. D. Thompson was sentenced to 51 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle.

5. C. There are two groups laying claim to the name Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. The newer of the two filed papers with the Idaho secretary of state’s office; when the head of the older group called that identity theft, the leader of the newer group said the first group was taking Reagan’s name in vain.

Now that you’ve jogged your news memories, try our online version of the year-end That’s News to You quiz at newsquiz. It features 20 questions this week and a top prize of a $100 gift card to the Davenport Hotel. All entries this week go into a drawing for two tickets to a Spokane Chiefs hockey game.

To help give you a leg up, all five of these questions show up in the online version of our year-end quiz.

Last week’s winner of two movie tickets is Bob Springli, of Spokane.

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