June 16, 2013 in City

That’s News to you answers


Here are the answers to this week’s newspaper edition of That’s News to You:

1. A. There’s only one butterfly sculpture still up in Riverfront Park. The city has another one in storage after it was downed by a windstorm in 1995.

2. C. The Transportation Department plans to switch out the old sodium vapor lamps with more energy-efficient light-emitting diode lamps, which use 40 percent less electricity.

3. E. Although there have been several attempts throughout the decades to revive hydroplane racing on the lake, races haven’t been held there for 45 years.

4. D. Snowden, a former contract worker for the NSA who fled to Hong Kong, admitted he had provided information about surveillance programs to two newspapers.

5. C. Jones is credited with coming up with “sack” to describe what he did in bringing down a quarterback.

On the Web: Now that you’ve had a chance to wake up your news sense, try our online version of the quiz at spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel and all entries this week go into a drawing for movie tickets. To give our newspaper readers a leg up, some of these questions appear in the online quiz.

Last week’s winners are Mary Terhaar, of Spokane, who won the Davenport gift card, and Laura Laumatia, of Plummer, Idaho, who won movie tickets.

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