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Centennial Quiz - January 4, 2009

1. "What former Lubbock County commissioner has been enshrined on the West Texas Walk of Fame?
a. Alton Brazell
b. Arch Lamb
c. Kenny Maines
d. Lloyd Maines

2. True or false?
Former Dunbar High School principal Virgil Johnson was a member of the 1950's doo-wop group The Velvets.

3. How many record-setting points did Sheryl Swoopes score in the NCAA women's basketball championship game in 1993, leading the Texas Tech Lady Raiders to the national title?
a. 35
b. 43
c. 47
d. 52

4.True or false?
Texas Tech, Covenant Health System and Lubbock Independent School District are the three largest employers in Lubbock.

Answers:

1. What former Lubbock County commissioner has been enshrined on the West Texas Walk of Fame?

c. Kenny Maines as a member of the Maines Brothers Band, which also includes his brother, Lloyd Maines.

Former Dunbar High School principal Virgil Johnson was a member of the 1950's doo-wop group The Velvets.

True. Johnson is also enshrined in the West Texas Walk of Fame.

3. How many record-setting points did Sheryl Swoopes score in the NCAA women's basketball championship game in 1993, leading the Texas Tech Lady Raiders to the national title?

c. Swoopes scored 47 points in the win over Ohio State.

4. Texas Tech, Covenant Health System and Lubbock Independent School District are the three largest employers in Lubbock.

True. Each employ more than 3,000 people with Tech leading the pack with more than 9,000 employees.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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