Mike Thomas: A natural talent who kept his word

Mike Thomas

Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas soars above Jurassic Park at Universal's Islands of Adventure, with notebook in hand, in 1999. (ORLANDO SENTINEL FILE / March 25, 1999)

C. Sea pigs

8. Which trail did Thomas attempt to hike from start to finish in 1996?

A. The Appalachian Trial

B. The Pacific Crest Trail

C. The Florida Trail

9. What promise did Mike Thomas make in his first column for the Local section?

A. "I am going to make complicated things sound simple."

B. "I will battle for truth, justice and common sense."

C. "I'll keep up with the news, putting events in perspective either with my spin or the spin of someone you haven't heard from yet, probably the guy sitting at the bar next to me."

D. All of the above.

Answers: 1-B; 2-B; 3-B; 4-A; 5-B; 6-C (by a landslide); 7-C; 8-A; 9-D, and thanks for keeping your promises.

mlafferty@tribune.com

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