July 1, 2012 in City
That’s News to you answers
1. A. The new campaign, called “Wave the Flag” and featuring photos and videos of fans waving the Cougar flag, was holding tryouts last week in Spokane.
2. D. The previous record of 3.96 inches for June was set in 1981.
3. A. Sepsis is the body’s overreaction to infection and is more commonly called blood poisoning. Because Spokane has seen a “cluster” of sepsis cases, hospitals are training staffs to be more aware of the symptoms and treat them quickly with antibiotics.
4. B. Washington was 32, down from 31, and Idaho was 50, the same as last year. But Idaho officials said test scores were a more important factor than funding, and Idaho’s are above the national average. Washington test scores are also above average, but state officials said the state isn’t providing adequate funding for education.
5. C. The Shock set the record for most touchdowns at 12, but their 90 points was 9 shy of the AFL record.
Now that you’ve had a bit of practice, why not try your hand at the online version of That’s News to You, which can be found on our website at www.spokesman.com/newsquiz. Top entries are entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Davenport Hotel. All entries will go into a drawing for upper-box tickets to a Spokane Indians baseball game.
Last week’s winners are Lynn King, of Deer Park, who won the Davenport gift card, and Laura Laumatia, of Plummer, Idaho, who won free movie tickets to AMC theaters.