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2012/7.2, July 25 -- Whimsical Design, Vanishing Edges, Inspiring Waterfalls and more

July 25, 2012 WATERSHAPES.COM

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TOPLESS IN SEATTLE:
FEMALE CANCER SURVIVOR FIGHTS CITY POOL'S SWIMSUIT DRESS CODE
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Swimming Australia Cancels Pre-Olympics
Swim Meet Due to Outbreak of Illness

Many water-related stories have been in the news of late — including reports connected to the three questions below.

1. Swimming Australia canceled a pre-Olympics swim meet in the nation’s capital, Canberra, after two Olympic female water polo players were diagnosed with what illness?

a. Measles b. Mumps c. Whooping cough d. Shingles

2. A man in this Midwestern city allegedly entered the pool area of an apartment complex and shot two men with shotgun pellets. The suspect and the victims all left the scene — although one of the victims later showed up at a local hospital. Where did this incident take place?

a. Chicago b. Bloomington, Ind. c. Wichita, Kan. d. Dayton, Ohio

3. According to ottawacitizen.com, a late-model Dodge Calibre in Windsor, Ont., “hopped a curb, zipped across a narrow strip of lawn, crashed through a wooden fence and plunged into the deep end” of a nearby pool. Inside were a man and a woman; neither was injured in the crash. What were the two involved with at the time of the mishap?

a. Text messaging c. A driving lesson
b. Smoking dope d. You don’t want to know.

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2012/7.1, July 11 -- Hilltop Beauty, French Lessons, Pool-to-Pond Conversion and more

July 11, 2012 WATERSHAPES.COM
Here’s a look at how designer/builder pulled together all the details and put them into a dramatic final form.

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Sad End to a Life Not Well Lived
L.A.'S RODNEY KING DEAD AT 47 – BODY FOUND IN BACKYARD POOL
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Many water-related stories have been in the news of late — including reports connected to the three questions below.

1. A massive event billed as “The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” took place on June 14 at 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time in ____ U.S. states, plus a number of foreign countries. Fill in the blank.

a. 47 b. 48 c. 49 d. 50

2. “For the first time ever,” reports NPR.org, “the U.S. Synchronized Swimming team won't be at this summer's Olympics in London. It didn't qualify to compete.” But two of the team’s members will be competing in the synchronized-swimming duets event. Last August, the two successfully competed in that event at the Pan American Games. What medal did they bring home?

a. Platinum b. Gold c. Silver d. Bronze

3. What washed ashore at a popular New Jersey beach, prompting authorities to close it to swimmers?

a. Severed human limbs c. Medical waste
b. Dead birds and fish d. Hand grenades

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