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Week of October 22, 2001

Quote of the Week

"When 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.

Photo: Alexander Graham Bell.

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Picture of the Week

Ben, Alva, Bard of Avon, Florence, and Galileo 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" Auction Package. Get More Details.

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Feature Book in Association with amazon.com

Mozart (Famous Children Series)

This book is featured in Wolfgang's Books. The musical genius of young Wolfgang A. Mozart comes alive through this EASY-TO-READ and colorfully illustrated book. The print is big. The stories are true and humorous. You get the sense of sitting along side Wolfie in 18th-century Austria while he plays the clavier with a black cloth covering the keyboard.

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Trivia Question

This Week's Trivia Question:

Question: What year was
your state admitted to the Union?

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question: When did Thomas Alva Edison invent the light bulb (month, day, year)?
October 19, 1879. Did you know Thomas Alva Edison 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.
Read a book about Alva.

Photo: Thomas Alva Edison.

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Did You Know…

Did 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.

Photo: White House.

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Who's Your Hero?

"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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Your Question

Q: When did Guglielmo Marconi invent the radio?

A: 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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