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Month: September 2006

Emmie Ozment’s Trunk

Emmie Ozment’s Trunk

In 1986, Robin McCombs worked as an apartment building manager in San Francisco. One day she was cleaning the basement and found an old trunk. She the trunk brought upstairs, then she bust open the lock. She couldn’t waht she found inside. The contents belong to Emmie Ozment. In 1942, Emmie was dying of cancer. She packed up the trunk and left instructions for it to be sent to her son. Only it never happened. McCombs’ conscience was working overtime….

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The Real Bionic Woman

The Real Bionic Woman

US Marine, Claudia Mitchell, had everything going for her. Then she was in a serious motorcycle accident an lost her arm. She lost hope for a normal life after the tragedy. In 2005, she learned of a bionic arm that was in the experimental stages. The arm was heavy. It also involved extensive surgery where her nerves were rerouted to her chest muscles. The healthy muscles in her chest would send signals to electrodes working off of her thoughts. The…

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And the Prize Goes to…

And the Prize Goes to…

There is very little good news about America’s public school system these days. So, let’s hear it for the Boston Public School system! They’ve won the Broad Prize–worth $500,000!!! Boston has been in the running for five years in a row. This year they won the top honor. The Broad Prize is awarded to urban school districts that make positive changes in the way they teach students in their poorest schools. Boston’s school district is 75% low income. though they…

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No News Today…

No News Today…

I’m sorry to say that I haven’t been able to work on my blog since last Wednesday. My dog, Sierra, the amputee, hurt her back leg. In the course of treatment, they found out she has arthritis in that hip (which will make things difficult for a 3 legged dog). So, I’ve been in nurse mode since then. She is getting better. She was walking the next day actually but a bit wobbly. She is on pain medication. It comes…

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