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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2012

That’s News to you answers

Here are the answers to this week’s newspaper version of the quiz.

1. B. Reports that U.S. troops burned copies of the Quran in a trash-disposal fire brought hundreds of protesters to the base. American commanders said the action was a mistake and apologized.

2. A. Paul, Santorum and Gingrich have all made local campaign stops in advance of the Washington and Idaho caucuses. Romney’s son Josh was in Spokane Valley last week, but the candidate himself hasn’t been here yet.

3. D. Ashley Long, of Eagle Point, Ore., died from an obstruction in a blood vessel after inhaling helium from a pressurized tank.

4. A. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton ruled the state couldn’t require pharmacists who have religious objections to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives that can destroy a fertilized embryo.

5. E. The Idaho House held hearings on a bill that would restrict the use of indoor tanning beds to adults. The Senate approved a ban on texting while driving but that would apply to everyone. The Washington Legislature is considering a ban on ads that feature minors as “escorts” or prostitutes.

On the Web: Now that you’re warmed up, try your hand at the online version, at spokesman.com/newsquiz. The top entries this week will be placed in a drawing for a $50 gift card from the Davenport Hotel. All entries are eligible for a drawing for tickets to Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show.

• Last week: The winner of the gift card to the Davenport was Jack Safar, of Seattle. The winner of tickets to AMC Theaters was James Hanley, of Spokane.

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