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Month: November 2008

Penn State’s New Trading Cards Emphasize Brains

Penn State’s New Trading Cards Emphasize Brains

Pennsylvania State University, aka Penn State, has decided that the brainy need trading cards too.  Though they’re known for their football prowess, they’ve created a line of trading cards for their researchers and faculty. The cards come in a 10 card set.  They’re handing them out for free at various school functions–including football games. The set is the brainchild of school president, Graham Spanier.  The cards are being produced in association with the Penn State Alumni Association. The cards were…

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Mighty Midget Retires from Preschool

Mighty Midget Retires from Preschool

Lily Kaufman has decided to call it quits at the age of 85.  The preschool teacher nicknamed the Mighty Midget (she’s barely 5 feet tall) has retired from the Castro Valley, California preschool she has worked at for over 40 years. Kaufman was a housewife and stay at home Mom.  Then at the age of 49 she decided to go to college.  She got her certification and was able to teach at a preschool. She was considered an expert in…

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Working to End Violence in Iraq

Working to End Violence in Iraq

An alliance between an Iraqi organization and 9/11 families hopes to bring about a more peaceful Iraq. The Iraqi organization is called La’Onf, which means “no violence”. The founder is Ishmaeel Dawood.   They’ve joined up with September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows to achieve their goal.  This group is made up of people who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack. The groups got together in January 2006 to study non-violent movement leaders.  The read up on Gandhi, Martin Luther…

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Inspiring the Next Generation

Inspiring the Next Generation

What might an Obama Presidency mean to the next generation?  The children at Ron Clark Academy show us just how much of an inspiration Obama is. They originally did a song for the election called “You Can Vote For Whoever You Like”. Now they respond to their new President. Note: You’ll need to use your IE browser to view this video. Embedded video from CNN Video