of October 22, 2001
one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long
and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the
ones which open for us." Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922).
Bell was a Scottish-born U.S. inventor. He invented the telephone
in 1876. Read
a book about Bell.
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of Avon, Florence,
are excited to be a part of the Celebrity-signed IMA Hero
Bears donated to the Special
Olympics Silent Auction. The Silent
Auction is one of the events to be held at the Special Olympics
Pier del Sol on Sunday, October 21, 2001,
in Santa Monica, California. Join the Special Olympics Southern
California for your chance to go home with a signed-IMA Hero
Bear by either Tony Gwynn,
Robin Ventura, Doug
Flutie, or Senator Edward
M. Kennedy, and for your chance to go home with the
"Everybody Loves Raymond"
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Mozart (Famous Children Series)
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This Week's Trivia Question:
year was your
admitted to the Union?
When did Thomas Alva
Edison invent the light bulb (month, day, year)?
19, 1879. Did you know Thomas
first "invented" the light bulb in 1877, but it took him two more
years to develop a material for the filament (the wire inside the
glass bulb to make the light glow). Alva experimented with different
kinds of material for the filament, including his own hair, coconut
hair, horsehair, straw, cornsilk, fishing line, and wood. After
two years and over 1,000 trials, he used carbonized thread. This
was successful. On October 19, 1879, at 9:30 p.m., Alva lit the
first light bulb. It burned for 40 hours.
a book about Alva.
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you know the White House requires 570 gallons of paint to cover
its outside surface?
Yes, the White House
is located in Washington, D.C., and it is the place where the President
of the United States works and lives. The job of the President is
very demanding at times. However, there are also plenty of ways
the President can relax while at the White House. Did
you know the White House has a tennis court, jogging
track, swimming pool, movie theater, and bowling lane? Read
a book about the Presidency.
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"The Men and Women
who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
In doing their jobs they willingly risked their own lives to try
to save others, again and again, with little rest, and, now, with
little hope. A nation admires you, honors you, and prays for you.
Please know that all our thoughts are with you and the victims you
are valiantly trying to save. God Bless."
-- Wendy Handshaw Power (LI/NY)
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Q: When did Guglielmo
Marconi invent the radio?
Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian
physicist. He invented the wireless telegraph when he was 21 years
old. This led him to develop the radio around 1897. Marconi sent
the first radio communication between England and France in 1899,
and the first transatlantic radio signal in 1901.
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