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wire chief

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Ah, Tuesday afternoon...part of a great concept album, remember?

Don't research, and provide just answers please.

1..Bleiben Sie in Ihren Sitzen.

2..In 1905 Canada added 2 provinces(?).

3..These dastardly robbers would stop your stagecoach...and have the #1 song 50 years ago.

4..The tongue of Barcelona?

5..A song that mentions a Brazilian who shares meatless meals?

6..Sour/bitter oranges are used chiefly in the making of..?

7..Memphis Marie plus Graceland child = ?

8..In October the world Domino championship is to be held in a land(?) that most nations
don't yet recognize as a country.

9..A Euro auto mfr, once part of GM, is being liquidated.

10..Twiggy-the-model's actual name?

11..A restaurant-review service(?)is now under the Google umbrella.

12.."Because of You" was a big hit in 1951, sung by..?

13..In 1986 the experimental drug(?) was made available to AIDS patients.

14..Identify Joycelyn Elders.

15..Chief religion of Indonesia?

16..However limited, this country had a steam engine 2000 years ago.

17..And speaking of such things, Robert Fulton's boat's name?

18..Who was the 1st "American Idol"?

19..In 1951 Truman gives the 1st transcontinental TV speech, speaking from..?

20..The leading cinema event, after Cannes, takes place in September in what city?

21..Vitamin B9 is also known as..?

22..What did Charles Durant do in 1830, involving NY & NJ?

23.."Just snap your fingers and I'm walking, like a dog hanging on you lead."

24..The 1st civil rights act following Reconstruction was signed by Prez..?

25..Wordplay: Longtime TV news guy has always been less-in-danger than others.

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4. Catalan/Catalonian

11. Zagat

12. Damn! I can HEAR IT! (but I forgot the name.)
 

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14. Former Surgeon General of the US
17. Claremont
 

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3. The James Gang
9. Saab
11. Zagat?
15. Islam
16. India?
18. Elvis
25. Morely Safer
 
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2. UConn and Northwest Territories
3. The Highway Men
4. Castillian
5. Girl From Ipanema
6. Cough syrup and other medicines
9. Opel
10. Penny Johnson
11. Zagat
12. The Ink Spots
14. Former Surgeon General
15. Islam
16. China
21. Riboflavin
24. President Johnson
 

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12. Eddie Fisher, if the voice buzzing in my head is correct.
 
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1.. Stay in your seats.
3..
Michael by the Highwaymen
4.. Catalan
6.. Marmalade
9.. Saab
12.. Tony Bennett
13.. AZT
15.. Islam
16.. Egypt through Heron of Alexandria
17.. Nautilus?
19.. White House;
I remember reading in Tidbits that in 1947 Truman made a televised plea to save
food for starving Europeans. Perhaps it was not transcontinental.
21.. Folic Acid
24..
President Dwight Eisenhower
 

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1.. Stay in your seats.
3.. Michael by the Highwaymen
4.. Catalan
6.. Marmalade
9.. Saab
12.. Tony Bennett
13.. AZT
15.. Islam
16.. Egypt through Heron of Alexandria
17.. Nautilus?
19.. White House; I remember reading in Tidbits that in 1947 Truman made a televised plea to save
food for starving Europeans. Perhaps it was not transcontinental.
21.. Folic Acid
24.. President Dwight Eisenhower
Good get on #13...I can't believe I missed it. I was in on the ground floor w/Burroughs Welcome stock when they introduced AZT.
 
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Good get on #13...I can't believe I missed it. I was in on the ground floor w/Burroughs Welcome stock when they introduced AZT.

I'D HAVE TO SAY YOU GOT THE BETTER GET WITH THE STOCK! GOOD JOB!
 

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C'mon, NCor, do you really think I'd be talking about the White House, the most obvious of all places?
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C'mon, NCor, do you really think I'd be talking about the White House, the most obvious of all places?
?

The question is:
19..In 1951 Truman gives the 1st transcontinental TV speech, speaking from..?

Since you stated 1951 then of course you are not talking about the 1947 transmission from the White House. However, I have to believe when the president speaks on television it is transcontinental. Therefore his transmission in 1947 is the first transcontinental televized transmission. However, I am in a mellow mood. Therefore, President Truman's 1951 transmission was the first televized transcontinental speech. His 1947 transmission was the the first
televized transcontinental plea. Please take more care with your wording. :)

Please see the quote and link http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/news/newspapers2.cfm :

Headline: Truman Calls On Nation To Forego Meat Tuesdays, Poultry, Eggs Thursdays
Date: 10/5/1947
Description: in the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe.
Full Story Online: Web Link (Link to The NewYork Times article)
 

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19..Do not be distracted by NCor's misleading, but, um, mellow exposition. Still on the floor is the city in 1951 in which Truman broadcast.

2..Answer so far is too high up.

5..Australians

7..The songs, folks, which you know.

8..Georgians are not happy.

18..Kelly _________, and she has recorded.

20..As an event for Indies, Sundance is not really BIG time. It is, though , a western hemi city.

22..For part of the time, he was really high.

23.."I hold out my hand and I touch love."
 

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Sorry I'm late. Just to go to those what aren't got yet...
2. Newfoundland and St John's Island
18. Clarkson
19. San Francisco
23. When I Need You...the incomparable Luther Vandross
 

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13. AZT (strange enough my kids initials)
18. Kelly Clarkson
20. Sundance, I assume?
23. You Make Me Feel Like Dancin' (Leo Sayer)
 
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Oh wise and wonderful Wire Chief, I bow before your superior knowledge! :( In 1947 there did not exist the infrastructure for transcontinental television transmission. In 1951 it required a then-state-of-the-art microwave technology from AT&T. I am humbled (well kinda). :D
 

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G'day, you cogitating folks; time to finish up.

1..NCor & tidepool would have you,"Remain in your seats". What they're planning, I do not know.

2..Alberta & Saskatchewan

3..Highwaymen with "Michael", the guy rowing his boat ashore. VAUC & UPink.

4..Kibitzer & the newly-partially-humbled NCor with Catalan.

5..Try this: the meatless meal is a vegemite sandwich.

6..Marmalade (& Crow), NCor's favorite dish.

7..Lazy, lazy, lazy..."Marie is only ? years old.. PLUS "My traveling companion is ? years old, a child of my 1st wife." EQUALS ?

8..GEORGIANS ARE UNHAPPY, BECAUSE THE CONTEST IS IN A BREAKAWAY PROVINCE(?).

9..Rep leads 3 in citing Saab.

10..At least crown got "Leslie"...Lawson is her surname.

11..It is Zagat, proclaim Kib & rep.

12..Kib & UPink with Tony Bennet.

13..NCor & Meyers with AZT.

14..Former Surgeon General, Pinot & VAUC remind us.

15..Four of you did well here; Indonesia has more Muslims than any other nation also.

16..Egypt is correct & NCor's got it.

17..Clermont--Pinot lacking Spellchek.

18..Kelly Clarkson will do it. Credit to geordi & Meyers.

19..Geordi identifies Frisco.

20..Toronto

21..NCor with folic acid.

22..What would make him real high in 1830? A balloon ride over the Hudson, for one.

23..Leo Sayer--YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING. If a song is not too old, Meyers knows it.
(My hint of another Leo Sayer song led geordi all astray.)

24..Ike--NCor tapped him.

25..Taking the forebrain leap is replicant with Morley Safer.

From the preceding test, no one has filled in, a _____ mal is better than a _____ mal.
 

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Yes, hooping.
Crown, you got me; Hornby perfectly acceptable.
 

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3..Outlaws
4..Castillian
5..If he was from Brussels, it would be Men at Work Who can it be now
6..An old fashioned
7..49 (but I did have to look up Lisa marie's age ... is that cheating or was the point to get the equation.)
9..Opel or is it Opal.
10..Ima Branch
11..Zagat
13..AZT
14..Surgeon General.
15..Muslim
16..Egypt.
17..And speaking of such things, Robert Fulton's boat's name?
18..Kelly Clarkson
19..Camp David
21..Riboflavin (please don't be Niacin)
23..You make me feel like dancin'
24..Grant
25..Morley Safer.

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Fairview, it's been awhile. Hope this doesn't signal posting problems. Anyway, crownfox has already caused me to acknowledge a flaw and now you.
Every time I heard about the guy who was 6'4''and full of muscles, I heard "Brazil", not Brussels. So you do get credit for MEN AT WORK.
But it's Down Under, not Who Can it Be Now?
And otherwise you have 8 correct.
 
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