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2015/02/25 18:49
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Sauk Valley Media Back and forth went Rebekah Zeigler and Lydia Cermak, the final spellers left Feb. 19 in the Lee/Ogle Regional Spelling Bee after 24 others had been eliminated. Finally, Cermak, a...
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That sounded like a terrible idea to the old gatekeepers — people who hired experts to carefully fact-check and edit every encyclopedia entry. When they heard that Wales would crowdsource an...
2015/02/23 04:14
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... CLEM M. BASCAR) Glossary of Terms for this Article 1. Bangsa- An old Malay word meaning “nation” or “state”. 2. Christian- Lumad (Moro to the Spaniards) converted to Christianity in Mindanao...
2015/02/21 06:14
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That sounded like a terrible idea to the old gatekeepers - people who hired experts to carefully fact-check and edit every encyclopedia entry. When they heard that Wales would crowdsource an...
2015/02/20 21:17
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When Horace Mann spoke about education as the great equalizer, the 19th-century educational reformer dreamed of children of different backgrounds sitting side-by-side in classrooms across America....
2015/02/20 14:44
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Close by the Sun is Mercury, a practically atmosphere-like world that has a lot of craters. Until NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft arrived there in 2008, we knew very little about the planet—only part of...
2015/02/19 22:24
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Finally, Cermak, a sixth-grader at Oregon Elementary School, was tripped up by the word tuckahoe. Zeigler, a fourth-grader at Centennial Elementary School in Polo, responded quickly by correctly...
2015/02/19 21:27
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The making of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie “The Red Badge of Courage,” based on the Stephen Crane novel about the Civil War, was preceded by routine disclosures about its production plans from...
2015/02/15 16:05
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... by Menninger Foundation)Back in 1970, a Yoga Master from the Himalayas named Swami Rama was invited by scientists at the Menninger Foundation to have his abilities clinically tested. He agreed,...
2015/02/12 06:15
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Thursday, 12 February 2015 13:18 (BY: CLEM M. BASCAR) One of the principal causes of animosity, disharmony, disunity, mistrust, and misunderstanding between and among the multi-cultural inhabitants...
2015/02/12 00:18
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Some movie directors delight in talking about their films. Wes Anderson isn't one of them. Even so, cultural critic Matt Zoller Seitz can't help but admire yet another of the signature qualities of...
2015/02/11 20:56
2015/02/11 20:56
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Charlie Hebdo promotes itself as having a viewpoint that reflects “all components of left wing pluralism.” Its business is satire. It skewers Jews, Catholics, Protestants and Muslims. It has twice...
2015/02/09 01:08
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By DIANA GOOVAERTS dgoovaerts@njherald.com VERNON -- Nearly 50 students from across the county and beyond filled the halls of Vernon Township High School with the sounds of barbershop music Saturday...
2015/02/07 05:42
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When I was in high school, a man came to speak about Winston Churchill. Mostly, it was the usual mix of historical events and anecdotes, which in Churchill’s case was a potent mixture of the poignant,...
2015/02/06 05:06
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Especially when written in all caps, that's hardly a confidence-inspiring start to a general disclaimer for an Internet encyclopedia. That's particularly true when it's the Internet encyclopedia...
2015/02/05 14:39
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The Amazon River is a heck of a big tributary. Besides being one of the LONGEST rivers in the world, it also happens to be the WIDEST. While its estimated length of 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers) puts...
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... is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather." - Phil ConnorsIf you're a fan in believing a prognosticating rodent, then we...
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