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What is EpiPen (or anything with epinephrine or adrenaline in the answer)? A new
generic epinephrine pen is available at a substantial discount. Check with your doctor to see
if you can use it.
People with life-threatening allergies always carry one of these with them
What is Little Women? The 1949 version starred June Allyson as Jo, and there
have been several other film revivals.
This Louisa May Alcott classic was originally made into a 1933 film starring Katherine
Hepburn as Jo.
What is Times Square?
This is where the ball drops in New York City on New Year’s Eve.
Who is Betty White? She was seen in the TV show
Fireside Chat with Esther as recently as 2018. She is a recurring
guest on the show.
Born January 17, this actress and widow of Allen Ludden will
be 97 years old this year.
Who is Martin Luther King Jr.? President Ronald Reagan signed the federal holiday
into law on November 2, 1983.
Every third Monday in January, we honor this civil rights leader.
What is statin?
This class of drugs is used to treat high cholesterol.
What is Love? The 2010 film Eat Pray Love starred Julia Roberts in her quest to
find herself after a divorce.
This novel by Elizabeth Gilbert is Eat Pray [fill in the blank].
What are black-eyed peas?
This type of beans is traditionally eaten in the South on New
Year’s Day for good luck and prosperity throughout the year.
Who is Kirstie Alley? She won a Golden Globe Award and
an Emmy Award for this role.
Born January 12, 1951, this actress joined the cast of Cheers in
1987 after Shelley Long’s departure, playing the role of Rebecca Howe.
Who is Franklin Delano Roosevelt? In 1947, the 22nd amendment
to the U.S. Constitution passed; it limited a president to two elected
terms. In the event a president fills more than two years of the previous
president’s term, he can be elected to only one full term. A president
could serve a maximum of just under 10 years, assuming they fill just
under two years of a previous president’s term.
On January 20, 1945, he was the only U.S. president to be
inaugurated to a fourth term.
What is low-dose?
When doctors prescribe daily aspirin therapy to reduce the risk of
heart attack, they prescribe this type of aspirin.
What is Breakfast at Tiffany’s? The original Broadway play never officially opened,
but performances took place from December 12 to 14. The Broadway production came after
the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. The 2013 Broadway adaptation
also didn’t last long—it closed after 17 previews and 38 regular performances.
This novel by Truman Capote appeared on Broadway in 1966, with Mary Tyler Moore
in the role of Holly Golightly.
Who is Dick Clark? The past few years, the show has been
called Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
This host of American Bandstand used to ring in the new year
with his New Year’s Rockin’ Eve TV show.
Who is Geena Davis? She had a small role in the 1982 film Tootsie. She has most
recently played Dr. Nicole Herman on Grey’s Anatomy.
Born January 21, 1956, she played Thelma to Susan Sarandon’s Louise in the 1991
hit film Thelma & Louise.
Who is Mahatma Gandhi? He influenced nonviolent civil rights movements around
the world.
On January 30, 1948, this leader of India’s non-violent independence movement was
assassinated in New Delhi.
What is oxygen?
People with COPD sometimes need to supplement this essential
element of life.
What is The Color Purple? The film won an Academy Award
for Best Picture. It was also adapted for the Broadway stage, where it
opened in 2005 and ran until 2008
This Alice Walker novel about an abused African American
woman appeared on the big screen in 1985 and starred Danny
Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, and Oprah Winfrey.
What is Greek? The baby dates to around 600 BC.
Today a baby signifies the new year, but the symbol dates to
this ancient civilization.
Who is Gary Johnson? Do you remember when he was asked about Aleppo in an
interview and responded, “And what is Aleppo?” Aleppo is an ancient city in Syria.
Born on New Year’s Day in 1953, he ran for U.S. president on the Libertarian Party
ticket in 2016.
What is poverty? It was part of his Great Society program.
In his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson
declared unconditional war on this.
What is Metformin? It’s usually the first drug prescribed to control blood sugar. Contrary
to popular belief among non-diabetics, Type II diabetes is not always treated by injection.
This oral drug taken by Type II diabetics was introduced in the United States in
1995 and is still in use today.
What is Fried Green Tomatoes?
Fannie Flagg wrote the book and screenplay about a woman in
a troubled marriage who bonds with an older woman in a nursing
home. Its title is [fill in the blank] Tomatoes.
Who is Ricky Nelson? As a teen, he appeared with his parents and brother David
on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
On New Year’s Eve in 1985, this singer died in an airplane crash en route to a
performance in Dallas.
Who is Thomas Paine? At the time of his death, he was considered a “rabble-rouser.”
The New York Citizen printed the following line in his obituary: “He had lived long, did some
good and much harm.” Do you remember his words, “These are the times that try men’s souls”?
Born January 29, 1737, his pamphlets Common Sense, The Age of Reason, and
more set the stage for the Declaration of Independence.
Who is Al Capone? He controlled the illegal alcohol trade in
Chicago during Prohibition.
On January 25, 1947, this mobster, known as Scarface, died
in Miami.

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