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Week of July 30, 2001

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Quote of the Week


"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." -- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). Mohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi was an Indian politician and spiritual leader who led the nationalist movement from 1919 to 1947.

Photo: Mahatma Gandhi.

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Picture of the Week


Robert E., Ulysses, and Abe celebrate the publication of PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY on June 7, 2001. Join Robert E. and Prize-Winning Author, Mary W. Schaller, on the PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY Summer 2001 Book Tour. Catch all of Robert E.'s Adventures in his Special Reports and meet Robert E. and Mary at a Book Signing.

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Feature Book in Association with amazon.com


Sacajawea Wilderness Guide UNDER $5.00

This book is featured in Sacagawea's Books. Sacagawea (spelled "Sacajawea" in this book) lived an ADVENTUROUS LIFE, and this book covers all her different relationships. She was a Shoshone princess, Minetaree slave, wife of Charbonneau, mother of Pomp, guide for Lewis & Clark, and symbol of peace. You'll get a glimpse of Sacagawea's strength and courage. There's also a useful map of the Expedition's route in the back. And, it's all for UNDER $5.00!

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Trivia Question


This Week's Trivia Question:
Question:
In which war did
Florence Nightingale earn the nickname, "The Lady with the Lamp?"   

Photo: Florence Nightingale carring her lamp.

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question: Which acting company is named after William Shakespeare: a) Shakespeare at the Globe, b) The Royal Shakespeare Company, c) Shakespeare on the River, d) All About Shakespeare
Answer:
b) The
Royal Shakespeare Company is named after William Shakespeare. When William was performing, the acting companies were named after monarchs or wealthy patrons. Did you know William was a part of the Lord Chamberlain's Men and the King's Men? Today, the Royal Shakepeare Company is named after William Shakespeare. Read a book about William Shakespeare.

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Did You Know…


Did you know Thomas Alva Edison received his first patent for the Electrical Vote Recorder?

Yes, Thomas Alva Edison invented the Electrical Vote Recorder in 1868, and was granted a patent for it. This was his first of over 1,000 patents Alva received. He thought the U.S. Congress could use the machine to automate and speed up the voting process. Although the machine worked, Congress did not use it. The Electrical Vote Recorder was later used in the New York State Legislature. Read a book about Alva.

Photo: Thomas Alva Edison

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Who's Your Hero?


My Hero is MY Son! My son, as a young child, was dyslexic...The main thing he says he wants to accomplish is to help one child like he was helped. And he has found that child at the age of 23 and is helping this child. Now, That makes a Mama proud. To this child he is a hero (my son) in his eyes his mother has said. So I am grateful to God for Blessing Us with our Little Big Hero. -- Bernadette Basham. Read more.

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Your Question


Q: Was Ben Franklin born in Philadelphia or Boston?

A: Boston. Ben Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Josiah and Abiah Franklin. He came from a big family -- he had 16 brothers and sisters! His father was a candle and soap maker. At age 10, Ben helped his father. Ben's older brother, James, published the newspaper, The New England Courant. At age 12, Ben was an apprentice for James. When Ben was 17 years old, he left Boston and moved to Philadelphia. Soon, Ben started his own print shop, met his wife Deborah, and went on to accomplish so much more. Read a book about Ben Franklin and Read more about the times in which he lived.

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