Q: What is the significance of the bone decals on the helmets of the UGA football players? — Kathy McDonough, Peachtree Corners
A: Georgia football players are awarded white bones for making great plays during games and given black bones for academic success, a UGA athletic department spokesman told Q&A on the News in an email. “When we actually call out the names for those awards for all the players to hear it, and a player doesn’t hear his name when he thinks he should have heard it, whether it’s on the field or something academic, we hear about it. They do care about it,” coach Mark Richt said on the athletic department’s website.
Q: Why did the mother of the young man responsible for the Sandy Hook shootings have two handguns and a high-powered rifle in her house? — Eddie Webster, Dallas
A: Nancy Lanza, the mother of Adam Lanza, was a gun enthusiast who enjoyed target shooting and often talked about her collection, according to published reports. She also kept them for home defense. Among her registered guns, Nancy Lanza owned a Bushmaster .223-caliber AR-15, a semiautomatic rifle; and a Glock 10 mm and a Sig Sauer 9 mm, both handguns. All three were found near the body of Adam Lanza, who killed himself after killing 20 children and six school employees Dec. 4 in the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., according to The Associated Press. Lanza killed Nancy Lanza before going to the school, police have said.
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