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Month: March 2007

Update: Snow Angel Record Is Official!

Update: Snow Angel Record Is Official!

In February, I wrote about the state of North Dakota and it’s attempt to get into the Guiness Book of World Records. Well, the folks at Guiness have taken a look at the records and they agree. It’s official! North Dakota once again holds the record for the most snow angels created simultaneously in one place. The record stands at 8,962. That’s quite an increase over the previous record of 3,784 held by Michigan. Only time will tell if Michigan…

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New Chronicle Spelling Bee Champ is Going to the Nationals

New Chronicle Spelling Bee Champ is Going to the Nationals

Could you spell cerumen? Could you spell it with hundreds of eyes pointed at you, under a time limit, while being judged? That’s the word John Doner of Fremont needed to win the Chronicle Spelling Bee. Doner was in his fourth year of competition. He’s never had the benefits of special tutors as his parents couldn’t afford it. Both worked and weren’t able to help him study. So, Doner set up his own training regimen. The seventh grader studied words…

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Student’s Exchange Ideas

Student’s Exchange Ideas

In New Mexico, the students at a Jewish school and those at a Muslim school spent some time together to learn about each other. What they found out is that they are very much the same. Twenty fourth grade students at Salam Academy and Solomon Schechter Day School spent a day at each other’s school. The point was to spent a day together and learn a thing or two. Children were encouraged to ask questions and to have open debates…

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Olympic Skier Reunited with Family

Olympic Skier Reunited with Family

You may remember Toby Dawson from the 2006 Olympics. He’s on the US Ski Team. He won a bronze medal at the Olympics. When Toby was three, his mother lost him in a market in South Korea. His family searched orphanages for him, but had no luck. Toby went off to an orphanage and later was adopted by an American couple in Colorado. The story of where Toby was born and how he was adopted was aired during the Olympics….

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Sgt. Brett Miller’s Life Has Turned Around

Sgt. Brett Miller’s Life Has Turned Around

Sgt. Brett Miller life spun out of control in August 2005. That was the day he was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He sustained a brain injuyry and lost sight in one eye. He fumbled around the Amry Medical system. He was treated in Germany and then the army hospital in Washingon. Once he was sent to outpatient services he was on his own. No one paid attention to whether he showed up for appointments or not. No…

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