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September 2008 – In Search of the Human Spirit

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Today is International Day of Peace

Today is International Day of Peace

Peace to all on International Day of Peace. This day was designated in 1982 to promote peace throughout the world. According to the website: “The United Nations’ International Day of Peace – marked every year on September 21 – is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.” If you’d like to learn more about the day and the efforts to promote peace, visit their home page

The Long and Short of It

The Long and Short of It

Pingping of China is considered the world’s shortest man.  He is just 2 feet 5 inches tall.  He has a form of dwarfism that lead to his small size. Svetlana Pankratova of Russia has the record for the longest legs for a woman.  Her legs are almost 4 feet long. The two met for the first time this week.  They both are in the Guiness Book of World Records and were publicizing the newest edition.  Pingping can be found under…

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24th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day

24th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day

If you’ve got some time on your hands, join volunteers Saturday September 20th for Caliofnria Coastal Clean Up Day.  The day is designed to get all the garbage dumped by Summer revelers off of California’s shorelines and beaches.  Groups from all over the state are planning clean up operations. Last year, over 60,000 folks showed up.  The cleaned up beaches, lakes, and rivers.   If you can believe it, they hauled in over 90,000 pounds of trash.  That’s alot of…

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Happy Birthday US Constitution!

Happy Birthday US Constitution!

September 17, 1787…that was the day that the U.S. Constitution was signed.  39 men took ink to paper on that day.  The foundation of this great nation was set. Today is the day we celebrate the Constitution, the basis of America and her great principles. How different would this country be without the rights set forth in the Constitution! I wonder if our Founding Fathers knew how revolutionary their ideals were.  Would they be surprised to find that the Constitution…

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