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Sunday, November 30,2014
Wise Up!

Names

By David Bruce
President Woodrow Wilson liked to tell a story of his incognito visit to Hannibal, Missouri, famous for its association with Mark Twain, who grew up there. President Wilson fell into conversation with a native and asked, "Have you ever heard of Tom Sawyer?"
Sunday, November 23,2014
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Free Speech

By David Bruce
Todd Stave is the landlord of Reproductive Health Services Clinic, a medical clinic that offers abortions. The clinic always has protesters outside the office park property. These protesters pray and hold vigils.
Sunday, November 16,2014
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Money

By David Bruce
In Taiwan, Chen Shu-Chu works hard selling vegetables, getting up at 3 a.m. and staying in her stall until 7 or 8 at night. She is the first to arrive at and the last to leave the market. She is frugal and over the years has donated to charities NT$10 million (New Taiwan dollars), which is $321,550 in American money.
Sunday, November 9,2014
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Celebrities

By David Bruce
Margot Fonteyn once telephoned Hungarian ballet dancer Viktor Rona to invite him to dance with her at a benefit. However, when he told the other dancers that the great Fonteyn had called him, they replied, "And I suppose the President of the United States invited you to Washington, too! Come off it."
Sunday, November 2,2014
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Courage

By David Bruce
On July 29, 2006, Australian tourist Kimberley Dear, 21, took a skydiving lesson at an airport near St. Louis, Missouri.
Monday, October 27,2014
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Courage

By David Bruce
On July 29, 2006, Australian tourist Kimberley Dear, 21, took a skydiving lesson at an airport near St. Louis, Missouri. Tragically, the plane developed engine problems after takeoff...
Sunday, October 19,2014
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Food

By David Bruce
The son of R. Hayyim of Zans, R. Baruch, was the Rabbi of Gorlitz. One day, a young housemaid came to his house and asked what she should prepare for the evening meal of the people she worked for.
Monday, October 13,2014
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Today's topic: Food

By David Bruce
The son of R. Hayyim of Zans, R. Baruch, was the Rabbi of Gorlitz. One day, a young housemaid came to his house and asked what she should prepare for the evening meal of the people she worked for...
Sunday, October 5,2014
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Homosexuals

By David Bruce
On Oct. 11, 2008 (Coming-Out Day), a Daily Kos reader who is a PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Mother and who posted using the name "1864 House," wrote about how she acquired two gay sons.
Sunday, September 28,2014
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Competition

By David Bruce
The 1,049-mile-long Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska is taken seriously. During and after the race the urine of the sled dogs used in the race is tested to make sure the dogs have not been given any performance-enhancing drugs.
 
 
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