May 12, 2013 in City
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1. B. The 1950 Mercury at a Post Falls restoration shop may have been modified by custom-car legend George Barris, who built the Batmobile in the 1960s TV show, or Dick Dean, known as the “Sultan of Chop.” Dean had worked for Barris on and off.
2. B. A restored Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress that appeared in the 1990 movie “Memphis Belle” visited Felts Field recently on a tour. The aircraft is named “Memphis Belle” after the legendary World War II bomber that was the first Flying Fortress to complete 25 combat missions.
3. A. An “organized band of desperadoes” used nitroglycerine to blow a clothing store’s safe to “smithereens” in 1913, according to The Spokesman-Review. They stole about $200 from the safe. Police suspected they were not professionals because they used too much nitroglycerine.
4. D. Otter has made seven different proclamations about May, including naming it Building Safety Month, Community Action Month, Electrical Safety Month and Lupus Awareness Month, but not Flooding Prevention Month. Six proclamations were requested by various groups, but Otter initiated the Second Amendment proclamation as part of an attempt to recruit gun and ammo makers to set up shop in Idaho.
5. C. The Warriors had not won in San Antonio since Feb. 14, 1997. Thompson scored 34 points for Golden State on Wednesday.
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