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For Those Keeping Score @ Home …

... Eric Buske, the third candidate for the CPD Blue police chief job, won $250,000 in October 2000 on ABC's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" with Regis Philbin. He did so after decisively answering questions about Volkswagens, the Bible and global warming. The $250,000 question? Which U.S. president was the first target of an assassination attempt: Andrew Jackson or Abraham Lincoln? (Answer: Jackson) Two other choices were eliminated by lifelines. A narcotics officer at the time, he then stopped before answering the $500,000 question, according to the Daily Nebraskan: "Murdered in 1995, zoologist Dian Fossey was buried with more than a dozen of her gorillas in what country? A. Tanzania, B. Burundi, C. Uganda, or D. Rwanda. Anyone (without looking).

Hat Tip: Taryn Brodwater




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.