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Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 27, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Aviatrix Extraordinaire July 24 was Amelia Earhart Day, a celebration of a famous female pilot innovator. The small town of Atchison, Kansas (Earhart’s birthplace) celebrates the accomplishments of their favorite daughter by drawing the community into its downtown for a day of food, crafts, carnival games and a concert. The first annual celebration took place in […]

Remembering the “Forgotten War”
Jul 24, 2014

Remembering the “Forgotten War”

The Korean War, which took place between 1950 and 1953, is significantly less known compared to other wars that involved the United States, like World War II and the Vietnam War. It is sometimes called the “Forgotten War.” July 27 marks the 61st anniversary of National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, so, let’s shed some […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 21, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Celebrating Bastille Day As you surely know, Independence Day (July 4th) is a holiday that celebrates the United States officially declaring its independence from England. Did you know that France celebrates a similar occasion just ten days later? Named for the prison that was stormed by the French people, Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of […]

Making a Difference 67 Minutes at a Time
Jul 17, 2014

Making a Difference 67 Minutes at a Time

Last December, btw reported on the death of world leader Nelson Mandela and the impact his legacy will surely have for generations to come. July 18 (the date of his birth) will mark the 4th annual Nelson Mandela International Day. This commemoration began as a proposed resolution brought before the General Assembly of sixty-fourth session of the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 14, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

More on Amazon Vs. Hachette In the last edition of Stuff You Should Know, btw brought you news of a dispute between the online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette.  In a follow-up, Amazon, who had said very little in initial reports, have now spoken up. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Senior […]

Justice for All: Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights Legislation
Jul 9, 2014

Justice for All: Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights Legislation

Last summer btw reported on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the masses to make the world a better place for all of its citizens. That gathering was considered one of the milestones that took place between 1955 and 1964 that culminated in landmark federal legislation […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 7, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

New York’s Attempt to Ban Large Soda Rejected by Court New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is determined to do something about the growing obesity epidemic in this country. His office proposed a law limiting the amount of sugary beverages that could be sold in his state to no more than 16 ounces. While this might […]

Voices of a Nation
Jul 2, 2014

Voices of a Nation

We live in a country where it is easy to take our freedom for granted. But the concept that the government must answer to its citizens is a very complicated idea. Despite the challenges and the shortcomings that are a reality in our very complicated nation, the basic foundation of our democracy remains a model […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jun 30, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Iraq Erupts Into Violence It has been a while since btw reported on major military and political activity in Iraq. Recently, however, members of the militant group called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized control of various border crossings into neighboring Jordan and Syria. The group, known for its very strict view of […]

High Praise for a Folk Hero
Jun 27, 2014

High Praise for a Folk Hero

Summer is a time for festivals all over the country. Many are annual events created around a symbol native to the area – a flourishing crop, historical event, or, in the case of Akeley Minnesota, famous folklore heroes. Paul Bunyan Days, held this year from June 27-29, celebrates the heroic lumberjack who became the subject […]