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That’s News to You answers

Sun., July 22, 2012

Here are the answers to this week’s print edition of That’s News to You.

1. D. The Silver Valley is cleaning up from years of lead pollution, and the health district is urging parents to have their children’s blood-lead levels checked, offering free testing and swimming passes through Wednesday.

2. B. Members of the court, some chaperones and representatives of the Sister Cities organization will go to China, where they have service projects scheduled in Beijing and will visit Jilin, a sister city of Spokane.

3. A. As explained by a story in Tuesday’s Today section, the red burning bumps of swimmer’s itch are caused by a flatworm parasite that lives in waterfowl but sometimes burrows into humans.

4. B. Election Day might be a somewhat outmoded concept in a state where ballots are mailed out weeks ahead to be marked and returned, but the deadline for voting is Aug. 7.

5. C. The Indians’ losing streak hit 10 before they won a game Monday night. They snapped back with three wins in a row.

On the Web: Now that you’ve had a chance to warm up on last week’s news topics, try our online version of That’s News to You at spokesman. com/newsquiz. Top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for free tickets to a Spokane Indians game.

Last week’s winners are Tom Von Alten, of Boise, who won the Davenport gift card, and Kelly Lee, of Moscow, Idaho, who won free tickets to Regal Cinemas.

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