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Sunday, July 13,2014
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Problem-solving

By David Bruce
Problem-Solving • Veteran singer-songwriter Jill Sobule keeps writing and singing, but record companies keep dying. What to do if you want to record a new album?
Sunday, July 6,2014
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Art

By David Bruce
One of the very earliest sculptures of Abraham Lincoln is at the top of a totem pole. In the 19th century, the Native American Tlingit tribe in southeastern Alaska was divided into two hostile factions: the Ravens and the Eagles.
Sunday, June 29,2014
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Police

By David Bruce
n October 2004, two British police officers, a husband and wife, became heroes in New York City when they arrested a man who had stabbed someone with a knife in a jewelry store.
Sunday, June 22,2014
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Illness & Injury

By David Bruce
Three-year-old Joe Hoagland had it rough in life. He was born with a heart problem that required three operations, and he suffered a stroke during the third operation. After that, he no longer showed an interest in anything.
Sunday, June 15,2014
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Father's Day

By David Bruce
When young-people’s author Jean Little was growing up, she liked to read and write, but her stories tended to be about elves, leading her father to advise her, “Write about what you know.” She immediately wrote a story about a father and a daughter – and elves. But she discovered that she enjoyed writing about the father and daughter more than she did writing about the elves.
Sunday, June 8,2014
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Authors

By David Bruce
When Stephen King was in the seventh grade, he wrote an eight-page adaptation of the movie "The Pit and the Pendulum," which was very loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story. Stephen made about 40 copies of his adaptation and sold every copy for 25 cents.
Sunday, June 1,2014
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Alcohol

By David Bruce
Sam Andrew played guitar in the bands Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Kozmic Blues, both of which backed up vocalist Janis Joplin. He remembers that a critic once wrote, "Janis Joplin has true melisma in her singing."
Monday, May 26,2014
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Authors

By David Bruce
When young people's book author Susan Beth Pfeffer was a senior in high school, she worked on the school newspaper. Another student on the paper wrote an editorial advocating that if a student had a study period as the last class of the school day, the student ought to be allowed to skip the study period and leave school early.
Sunday, May 18,2014
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Revenge

By David Bruce
Al Capp, creator of "Li'l Abner," once hosted a party for a group of South American cartoonists. Unfortunately, he discovered that none of them could speak English.
Sunday, May 11,2014
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Mothers

By David Bruce
Families with two mothers sometimes get interesting reactions from other people. Amie K. Miller and her partner, Jane, adopted and are raising a daughter named Hannah, who is 4 years old. Hannah's family gets some attention from children her own age, one of whom, Annika, asked Amie, "How come Hannah has two moms?"
 
 
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