This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
Yes, that's one way of describing it. As you found out, the exception thrown in the finally block replaces the exception thrown in the try block. There can only be one exception thrown by a method, of course, so it's necessary to choose one. The choice is: the last one thrown.