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Month: June 2006

A Library for the People of New Orleans

A Library for the People of New Orleans

New Orleans has been with out a library since the flood. With help from ProQuest Co. and funding from IBM, they’ll be able to provide library services once again. ProQuest has donated a portable library, 14 by 56 educational trailer. The trailer has 13 computers and donated books. The library was set up by Ann Curtis of ProQuest, who spent many, many hours over a month getting the project underway. Currently, the portable library resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The…

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Five Months on the Streets of America

Five Months on the Streets of America

When was the last time you thought about the homeless people in your town? Most of the time we pass them by, not even acknowledging them as fellow human beings. We wouldn’t want to be in their shoes for a million years–if they had shoes. Two college students had a deep desire to walk a mile in those tattered shoes. Mike Yankoski and Sam Purvis spent five months on the streets of America with nothing more than their guitars and…

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Two in a Million

Two in a Million

Kylie Hodgson and Remi Horder weren’t trying to have a baby. When they found out Kylie was pregnant, it took a little getting used to. But, soon enough they were happy they were going to be parents. When they found out Kylie was having twins it was a bit overwhelming. Kylie gave birth by caesarean section to two beautiful girls. One was a little lighter in color than the other. Neither through this was unusual since both came from mixed…

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100,000 Photographs

100,000 Photographs

When Linda Kopet suggested her husband, Larry Kopet, get a hobby, she had no idea what she was getting into. Larry decided to photograph headstones in Wisconsin’s cemeteries. They’d drive to different places and shoot some pictures. What started as an innocent weekend hobby for Larry Kopet has turned into a vast resources for genealogists throughout Wisconsin. That hobby has grown to over 100,000 photographs. They’ve hit 60 counties–903 cemeteries total. They aren’t hogging all that history either. The photographs…

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Gay Pride In Brasil

Gay Pride In Brasil

Sao Paolo, Brasil, held it’s Tenth Annual Gay Pride Parade last week. It was one of the largest events of it’s kind in the world. Awareness and participation grows each years. An estimated 2.4 million people marched this year. The parade was accented with revellers dressed in Brasil’s World Cup Soccer colors. Others came out in a variety of costumes. Parade floats were accompanied by lively music. While the mood was festive, the message was serious. The theme of the…

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