Thursday, April 3, 2008

This week's sample Secret Theme rounds

Each group of 10 otherwise unrelated tough questions has a theme running through its answers. Can you answer the questions and figure out the themes? Answers will be posted early next week.

Lyon's Den:

1) What unsuccessful 1979 live action Disney sci-fi film was intended to compete with the Star Wars franchise?
2) What was the name of the TV show within the TV show Home Improvement?
3) What 1864 Jules Verne sci-fi classic begins in Iceland?
4) In what 2005 film does Russell Crowe play Jim Braddock?
5) What building stands at the NE corner of 2nd & Chestnut Sts. here in Philadelphia?
6) For what 2000 film did Benicio del Toro win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar?
7) What 1902 Joseph Conrad novella became the basis for the movie Apocalypse Now?
8) What character did Carl Weathers portray four times in a series of movies 1976-1985?
9) What American city is the largest in its state, the capital of its state and is located in a Suffolk County?
10) What European monarch reigned 1837-1901?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

In honor of the beginning of baseball season, the first 9 questions of the fifth round served as the theme formers, and the final "extra innings" question did not.

1) What 15-time All-Star played for the San Diego Padres 1978-1981 and St. Louis Cardinals 1982-1996?
2) Who pitched for the Dodgers 1954-55 only, yet had his number retired by them?
3) Who finished his career with 573 home runs, beginning with the Washington Senators in 1954 and retiring after the 1975 season with the Kansas City Royals?
4) What very famous baseball Hall of Famer attended Columbia University on a football scholarship and studied engineering?
5) What
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer led the NL in RBIs in 1970, 1972 and 1974?
6) What
Hall of Famer was born in Donora, Pennsylvania to Polish immigrants in 1920?
7)
What Hall of Famer was known as the "Oklahoma Kid"?
8) What Boston Red Sox player was the AL MVP and Triple Crown batting champ in 1967?
9) What Pittsburgh Pirate hit the first-ever World Series-winning home run in 1960 against the New York Yankees?

... and what theme links the nine answers?
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Paul McLaughlin said...

PAUL M. McLAUGHLIN
Elizabeth SEVEN McLAUGHLIN
Stop Child Abuse NOW!
298 Hunington Ave.
Eugene, Orgon 97405-4055

541-344-7244
scan@efn.org

STOP CHILD ABUSE NOW! since 1975 from Donora, Pennsylvania to Portland, Oregon. Paul Marvin McLaughlin and his twin sister Paula were born on October 13,
1948 in Donora, Pennsylvania, and were systematically abused, neglected and terrorized for more than eighteen years. Paul nearly died twice from the injuries he suffered as a result of this abuse.
Medical report from Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

Paul's twin sister Paula, passed away on August 27, 2007 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania at the age of 59 due to illness with kidney stones since 1975.

Because of the effects of the abuse he suffered, Paul was placed in the Special Education track in Donora. Paul graduated from Donora High School at the age of 21in 1970. Paul's twin sister graduated from Donora High School
at the age of 18 in 1967.

Paul began his one-man child abuse advocacy campaign, "Help Stop Child
Abuse Now," in 1975. Paul started his campaign in Donora, and has
continued his efforts on behalf of children in Portland and Eugene,
Oregon. And his travels across the U.S. with Public Speeches and Fund Raising.

Paul has told his story on 15 talk-radio programs, a television
commercial, in two magazine articles and many newspaper articles. He has spoken at open forums in Washington and Oregon, side by side with those who specialize in child abuse and domestic family violence. He has
volunteered and worked with other non profit organizations. He shows the people in many communities how to contact proper agencies for assistance for drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, runaways, or physical abuse.

Many lives have been changed as the direct result of Paul's advocacy and his love of children. Let's all work together to Stop Child Abuse Now!
--------
FOR THE SUFFERING
Stop Child Abuse Now!

He's the one who delivers hope. Others have benefited from funds he has raised forchild abuse programs.

S.C.A.N. is a voice on behalf of Pennsylvania, Washington, and Oregon's children. An advocate for children and families in the legislature, the media, and in local communities.

Stop Child Abuse Now is a nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping child abuse of all forms, and improving the lives of survivors of all types of abuse and loss.

By speaking out about abuse, we increase the public's awareness of the prevalence of abuse. Our voices break the silence which causes so much pain. When we speak out, we help save the lives abused children, and we
also help many adult survivors name the source of chaos in their lives. Through awareness and education, survivors can

* regain control over their lives
* learn healthy assertiveness
* learn to develop boundaries
* prevent re-victimization

Our goal is to join with other organizations and individuals who wish to ultimately put a stop to child abuse! We are speaking out for for the children who have no voice, who have no choice and who have no way of stopping the violence! We are stepping stones to help, and we are trying
to wake up the world!
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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT PAUL McLAUGHLIN---LETTERS ON INTERNET COMPUTER:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/5077/geobook.html

PHOTO OF PAUL AND HIS WIFE:
http://www.efn.org/~scan/paul&liz.gif

Register-Guard Newspaper Story from Donora, Pennsylvania to Oregon:
http://www.efn.org/~scan/abused00.htm

Mon Valley Pennsylvania, Another Story About Paul and His Works.
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/search/s_503910.html

SCAR--A Home For Abused Children in Jasper, Oregon by David Ziegler
http://www.scar-jaspermtn.org/index.htm

'I Was Loved In The Midst Of Suffering' True Short Story About Paul Mc...
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/6100/story5.html

Stop Child Abuse Now
A nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping child abuse of all forms,
and improving the lives of survivors of all types of abuse and loss.

Photos of Paul and his Family. Time Capsule for the year of 2047.
http://www.efn.org/~scan/paulpics.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20000823071606/209.68.26.97/scan/paulpic.html

http://www.efn.org/~scan/scan.html · Cached page
Save our Children - Stop Child Abuse
Help Stop Child Abuse Now. A survivor's story. Send me your story. ... Our
children are our future, but their well-being IN OUR SOCIETY continues to
decline.

http://www.efn.org/~scan/home.html · Cached page
The Child Abuse Man: Paul McLaughlin
Stop Child Abuse Now since 1975. Bold Italics indicate words written by
Paul from his booklet in 1975. This is the story from the Register-Guard
Newspaper.

MEDICAL REPORT ABOUT PAUL McLAUGHLIN
http://web.archive.org/20000604233854/www1.minn.net/~hmm/paul_mclaughlin_story.htm