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Q: Do the Canadian players who come to play in the Little League championships and their fans have to have Canadian passports?

A: It depends on age and how they get here. According to the U.S. Border and Customs Protection, “All Canadian citizens entering the United States by air are required to present a valid passport, or a NEXUS card when departing from a designated Canadian airport. ... Canadian citizens traveling to the U.S. by land or sea are required to present one of the travel documents listed below, and may generally visit the U.S. for up to six months. CBP will accept: Canadian passport, Enhanced Driver’s License/Enhanced Identification Card, NEXUS, FAST/EXPRES and SENTRI enrollment cards. Canadian citizens 15 years old and younger arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory may present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate or a Canadian Citizenship Card. Canadian citizens 16-18 must have a valid passport, unless traveling as part of an organized group.”

Q: Is the newspaper called Capper’s Weekly still in existence? How could we subscribe if it is?

A: Capper’s stopped publication in 1986 after 73 years. There is a magazine called Capper’s Farmer, described as “the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at, which updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and more.” For information, check, call (800) 678-4883 or write to 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609.

Q: Who at UNI makes the decision which golf course near campus will be used as the university course?

A: According to UNI Athletic Director David Harris, “My understanding is that Pheasant Ridge has been our home course for as long as most people can remember. The proximity to campus and Coach Bermel’s role there are two factors that I’m sure played a role in that decision.”

Q: What happened to Bob Bruce on KXEL?

A: According to his Facebook page, Bruce is taking an “extended vacation” from radio and has started a marketing and consulting business.

Q: Where is the highest point in Waterloo?

A: The highest point in Waterloo is near Kimball Avenue and West Orange Road near Orange School, at 990 feet.

Q: They are saying Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. What are the first three?

A: New York City is the largest in population, followed by Los Angeles, then Chicago.

Q: Why is the governor of Texas in a wheelchair?

A: Gov. Greg Abbott was hit by a falling tree while jogging years ago. He was paralyzed below waist-level and later had steel rods implanted in his spine.

Q: Is Tennille of the Captain and Tennille still alive?

A: Yes, she is.


A Wednesday Call the Courier answer listing local school board candidates incorrectly listed Leah Morrison in Waterloo, who withdrew after the answer was written.

Questions are taken on a special Courier phone line at 234-3566. Questions are answered by Courier staff and staff at the Waterloo Public Library.


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