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May we quote you? The Sarasota Observer news quiz

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See what kind of 2020 newshound you were. Like you had somewhere better to go or something better to do.
by: Eric Garwood Managing Editor

It's nearly New Year's Eve, but few of our auld lang syne traditions are going to hold up very well here in the COVID-19 age. 

Big parties? Nope.

Kiss at midnight? Step back, pal. 

The Sarasota Observer's annual news quiz? Now, we're talking. 

The premise is simple: Match the names of Sarasota-area newsmakers to the letter corresponding with their direct quotation from the 2020 pages of the Sarasota Observer.

The newsmakers

Alex DavisShaw

Tom Barwin 

Jen Ahearn-Koch

Rick Piccolo

Jan Solomon

Deb Kiner

Beth Duda

Rachel Shelley

 Brennan Asplen 

 Virginia Haley

What they said

A: "By mid-March, it fell off a cliff.''

B: "When I was 16, I called the FBI and was like, how to I become an agent.''

C: "The situation changes literally by the day.''

D: "It changes by the minute."

E: "It's just so joyous and humbling to do this.''

F. "This is definitely an unusual start to a school year.''

G: "People do not want that feeling of being stranded. It does not make for a happy vacation.''

H: "When you go into our program, it takes five people to pull down the curtain. You go into other schools in the district, you push one button and it falls.''

I: "People who eat chocolate on sailboats don't start wars.''

J: If you could get 10% of the people to do something different or 10% of the people to do something at a different time, it would make a difference. 

Answers

Alex DavisShaw: J; Tom Barwin: C; Jen Ahearn-Koch: D; Rick Piccolo: A; Jan Solomon: I; Deb Kiner: B; Beth Duda: E; Rachel Shelley: H; Brennan Asplen: F; Virginia Haley: G

How did you do? 

0-3 correct: We get it, there was a lot going on. 

4-7 correct: In 2020, try reading a paper without a hyphen.

8-10 correct: Our editor sends warmest regards.

 

 

 

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