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Quote for Today

on May 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Because man has free will, no human choice—and no phenomenon which is a product of human choice—is metaphysically necessary.  In regard to any man-made fact, it is valid to claim that man has chosen thus, but it was not inherent in the nature of existence for him to have done so: he could have chosen otherwise. Choice, however, is not […]

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Jane Addams

Jane Addams

on May 21, 2018, 7:57 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, May 21, 2018. On this date in 1935, the world lost a humanitarian, author, educator, philosopher, social worker, champion of children’s and women’s rights, and peace advocate extraordinaire. That list only begins to describe Jane Addams, whose dedication to bettering society prompted high praise from all corners. In its obituary that appeared 83 years ago tomorrow, […]

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2 climbers die trying to reach summit of Mount Everest

2 climbers die trying to reach summit of Mount Everest

on May 21, 2018, 7:21 AM / in International News, People

Two foreign climbers have died trying to reach the top of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday. Other climbers reported that a Macedonian climber identified as 63-year-old Gjeorgi Petkov died Sunday, and a Japanese climber, 35-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki, died Monday. Kuriki was an experienced mountaineer who had made several unsuccessful attempts to scale Everest, […]

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LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

on May 21, 2018, 7:05 AM / in People

By The Associated Press BATON ROUGE — Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday. He was 80. LSU said Cannon, the school’s only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville. The cause of death was not immediately known. […]

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Tom Wolfe, Author of ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Bonfire of the Vanities,’ Dies

Tom Wolfe, Author of ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Bonfire of the Vanities,’ Dies

on May 16, 2018, 7:41 AM / in People

Author Tom Wolfe died Monday of pneumonia at the age of 88, his longtime agent Lynn Nesbit confirmed Tuesday. Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of […]

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Actress Margot Kidder dies at 69

Actress Margot Kidder dies at 69

on May 15, 2018, 7:53 AM / in People

Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in 1978’s Superman with Christopher Reeve, has died at the age of 69. She also starred in The Amityville Horror, The Great Waldo Pepper with Robert Redford, and Some Kind of Hero with Richard Pryor. She struggled with bipolar disorder throughout her career, but her fellow actors said it was her kindness that […]

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Ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid undergoes cancer surgery

Ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid undergoes cancer surgery

on May 15, 2018, 7:51 AM / in National News, People

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has undergone surgery after doctors detected pancreatic cancer in a routine screening, the Nevada Democrat’s family announced on Monday. “His surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good,” Reid’s family said. “He will undergo chemotherapy as the next step in his treatment. He is […]

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Former NFL coach Chuck Knox dies at 86

Former NFL coach Chuck Knox dies at 86

on May 14, 2018, 8:11 AM / in People

Former professional football coach Chuck Knox, who led the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games, died over the weekend. He was 86. Knox was named NFL coach of the year in 1973, 1980, and 1984, winning once with each of the three NFL teams he coached: the Rams, the Seattle Seahawks, and Buffalo Bills. Knox was known […]

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In the Time of Your Life

In the Time of Your Life

on May 10, 2018, 7:06 AM / in People

“In the time of your life, live – so that in good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the […]

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George Deukmejian, ex-governor of California, dies

George Deukmejian, ex-governor of California, dies

on May 9, 2018, 6:14 AM / in People

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two-term California Gov. George Deukmejian, whose anti-spending credo earned him the nickname “The Iron Duke,” died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 89. The Republican spent three decades in California politics as an assemblyman, senator, state attorney general and governor. He was elected as the state’s 35th governor in 1982 when a massive absentee voting campaign […]

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German Shepherd entertains tiny puppy

on May 8, 2018, 6:59 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

Source: German Shepherd entertains tiny puppy by robinkrumm Here’s some more proof that German Shepherds can be truly sweet pets. Watch as this one gently plays with a very tiny Morkie puppy. Now that looks like fun! Credit to ‘robinkrumm’.

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Quote for Today May 8th

on May 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. … A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free […]

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Thought For Today

on May 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“However accurate or inaccurate the agency’s numbers may be, tax law explicitly presumes that the IRS is always right — and implicitly presumes that the taxpayer is always wrong — in any dispute with the government. In many cases, the IRS introduces no evidence whatsoever of its charges; it merely asserts that a taxpayer had a certain amount of unreported […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on May 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“What, then, do they want a government for? Not to regulate commerce; not to educate the people; not to teach religion, not to administer charity; not to make roads and railways; but simply to defend the natural rights of man — to protect person and property — to prevent the aggressions of the powerful upon the weak — in a […]

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Quote for the Day

on May 3, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” George Washington (1778) On Aug. 7, 1789 Washington signed into law the Northwest Ordinance, which […]

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Growing Sweet Corn from Sowing to Harvest

on April 28, 2018, 6:22 AM / in Food, People

Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been picked in your own garden just minutes before cooking deliver a real punch of super sweet taste. In this short video we show you how to grow super sweet corn, from sowing and planting to knowing exactly when it’s […]

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Parkland High School Student Questioned by Authorities for Supporting the 2nd Amendment

on April 25, 2018, 8:34 AM / in National News, People

I’ve written about Kyle Kashuv on several occasions (see here, here, and here). Kashuv is the most visible of the pro-2nd Amendment contingent of students who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. He has worked hand-in-hand with the families of the victims and the politicians in Florida and D.C. to pass new laws that would make it more difficult for another […]

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Starry-Eyed Hubble

Starry-Eyed Hubble

on April 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, April 24, 2017. Over the weekend, many thousands of scientists, math geeks, amateur lovers of the cosmos, and assorted political partisans marched in the name of science. Notwithstanding the predictable bashing of President Trump, some of the placards carried by this new cohort of protesters were pretty good. Here are a few of them: “Make Earth […]

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Jim Kelly’s daughter gives update on father’s condition no one saw coming

on April 22, 2018, 6:42 AM / in People

NFL great Jim Kelly has been on a remarkable road to recovery after undergoing 12 hours of surgery on March 28to remove a recurrence of oral cancer. Last week, Kelly was released from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, a little over two weeks after having surgery to remove the cancer and reconstruct his jaw. ‘With a swollen smile and […]

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Our Quote for Today

Our Quote for Today

on April 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.” Frank Leahy / Notre Dame Francis William Leahy (August 27, 1908 – June 21, 1973) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and professional sports executive. He served as the head football coach at Boston College from 1939 to 1940 and at the University of Notre Dame from 1941 to 1943 […]

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