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August 24, 2014

by Tom Morrow

WORLDLY QUIZ – A number of you agree with me about the woeful lack of geography being taught in our public school. So, if you have children or grandchildren, test them on their global knowledge – it may even pique your own interest. Have them answer these questions:

  1. What’s the capital city of Cyprus? – (A tough one)
  2. Saipan is an island in what chain? – (Semi-tough)
  3. Which is further west: Reno, Nev., or Los Angeles? – (Easy)
  4. What is the largest of the Great Lakes? – (Even easier)
  5. What are the four primary countries in the United Kingdom? – (I say…)

If you don’t know the answers, (tsk, tsk), you should look ‘em up with your kids.

BIG WALK – More than 200 people are expected to gather on Friday, Sept. 7, at the Carlsbad Flower Fields for the 50-mile, three-day walk along the coastline to downtown San Diego.
The 2014 Southern California “Challenge Walk” to support The National Multiple Sclerosis Society research has a goal of $850,000. Each walker will be required to be sponsored for a minimum of $2,500. For more information, contact Jennifer West at: 760-448-8435, or go to the online web site at: www.mymschallenge.com.

FASHIONABLE — Soroptimist International’s Oceanside-Carlsbad chapter will host its annual “Women of Substance and Style” fashion show & luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Del Mar Hilton. The show will feature the Jockey “Person 2 Person” fall collection. Tickets are $40. There will also be an opportunity drawing to win a ten piece wardrobe and a personal-style consultation with Designer Sunil Ramchandani. For tickets and more information, call Marijane Relth (760-433-2325.

DIAMONDS FOREVER — Tri City Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraiser, the “Diamond Ball,” will be Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. The black tie dinner-dance will celebrate the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary. The event will feature retired Charger linebacker radio host Billy Ray Smith and KGTV’s Kimberly Hunt (Mrs. Billy Ray) as emcees. Sponsorship opportunities are available and all proceeds will benefit Tri City Medical Center. Contact Rosella Saucier at 760-940-3597 or e-mail: saucier@tcmc.com.

TIMELY QUOTE —- “I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.” — Mark Twain

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