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In the wake of the school murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, school administrators across the nation are formulating proactive planning in an effort to include a first line of defense. Protection of elementary school aged children has become an awareness never before seen in this country. ...
On Jan. 20, 1986, after 18 years of effort, the U.S. celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and his leadership in the American civil rights movement.
On Jan. 19, 1935, Coopers, Inc. introduced new fangled undergarments for men at the downtown Chicago store of Marshall Field’s, and the “boxers or briefs” arguments began.
On Jan. 18, 1856, Daniel Hale Williams was born Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. The open-heart surgery he performed on July 9, 1893, is considered the second in the U.S.
On Jan. 16, 1901, Frank Zamboni was born in Eureka, Utah; in 1949, he patented a machine to keep ice rink surfaces smooth.
On Jan. 14, 1967, the counter culture gathered in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to “turn on, tune in, and drop out;” the gathering presaged what was to be called the “summer of love.”
On Jan. 12, 1773, members of the Charleston Library Society chartered the first museum in America, and began building its collection in Charleston, S.C.
With the dawning of another year, the Moore County Board of Commissioners discussed various issues for the coming year at their annual retreat. One open-ended matter tabled by Chairman Picerno during his previous term as Chairman was a decision over the Courts Facility, referred to as the Judicial Complex. The ...
The first underground railway opened 150 years ago in London, the Metropolitan Railway ran from Paddington Station in Central London to Farringdon Street north of the city via King’s Cross.
There are few more noticeable and dramatic bridges that the Golden Gate Bridge that spans the opening from the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco Bay.
Three hundred years ago, on Jan. 8, 1713, Italian violinist and Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli died in Rome; he was considered the founder of modern violin technique, and was Thomas Jefferson’s favored composer.
On Jan. 7, 1999, the Senate began impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton on two charges; Chief Justice William Rehnquist presided.
On Jan. 5, 1914, Henry Ford announced the adoption of a minimum wage of $5 a day for Ford Motor Company workers.
I've noticed how "positive" stories draw positive reader comments, both online and letters to the editor. Sure, everybody loves reading about the rescued dog and the anonymous Santa. Longtime reporters often develop a hard shell that keeps them objective while preventing emotional involvement with their subjects. As a (mostly) features ...
On Jan. 4, 1896, Everett Dirksen was born in Pekin, Illinois. He was elected to Congress in 1932, and, except for two years of medical recovery, he served until his death in 1969.
On Jan. 3, 1855, Hubert Bland was born in Woolwich, in southeast London. He was a socialist, co-founder of the Fabian Society, and a columnist for the Manchester Sunday Chronicle.
Isaak Yudovich Ozimov was born in Petrovichi, USSR. He became one of the most prolific and famous authors of the 20th century as Isaac Asimov. Unsure of his exact birthdate, he celebrated Jan. 2, 1920.
The New Year is a solemn time. So solemn, in fact, that I don’t mind telling you that, for me at least, it is a time of deep reflection. It is a time in which I look to the past, its successes and failures, and then to the future with ...
This year, why not make some resolutions for the animals - both those that live with us and those who have no place to call home. If you can’t offer a permanent home to a rescue animal, consider fostering for a short period of time giving the rescue animal a ...