Censorship by religious authority, parallel universes, and the kidnapping of children for experiments are not familiar themes in children's literature. However, these topics and others like them become commonplace in the brilliant science fiction series by Philip Pullman. Dark yet humorous, action-packed yet intelligent, "The Golden Compass," the first book in the series, is a book for children, teens, and their parents alike.
Momofuku Ando has died. He was 96. A Japanese entrepreneur, he was the founder of Nissin Food Products. He invented the instant noodle. What we call ramen noodles. What my college buddy, Mona, called, for no discernible reason, flexy noodles.
Dr. Howard Keeley, his wife, Jessica, and their children, Fielding and Mary Georgia, recently returned from a 20-day trip to Ireland. Dr. Keeley, who is director of GSU's Center for Irish Studies, is a native of Dublin, Ireland.
Michael Gruber was born in Lehn Grube, Gastein. He married Magdalena Amoser in 1695, and had four children: Peter, Hans, Michael, and Thomas. Peter Gruber, born in 1697 in Taxenbach, Berchtesgaden, Austria, decided to flee his Salzburg homeland with some 21,500 of his fellow countrymen because of religious persecution. He had married to the Widow Maria Kraher (or Kroer) Mosshammer. In Augsburg they joined nearly 300 of these "Salzburgers" who had agreed to travel to the New World. The Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge arranged for them to sail from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1734 for Dover ...
It's a place where a pair of red-shouldered hawks hunt for mice, a place where a rescued German Shepherd named Scout plays freely, a place where horses graze and wild rabbits scamper about.
January 2007 will be a great month for Scots and Scots Irish (Ulster Scots). A special issue of "Great Scots," edited by Burtt and Ramona Higgins of the Scottish Heritage Society, the newsletter will carry details.
Troops from Bulloch County arrived at Auckland, New Zealand on October 7, 1943 and after a stay of one month, they shipped out again, this time on the Dutch Island Steamer the Bosch Fontaine. They arrived at the island of New Caledonia, where they received orders to set up defensive positions around the island's air bases. They boarded a truck and headed up the mountain roads for their camps up in the foothills surrounding the capital, Noumea.
American physicist and educator Charles Townes (1915 - ), co-winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for the development of the "maser" - acronym for "Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation," from which was developed the more commonly known "laser" - was asked if he had a sense of achievement in what he had accomplished. "Not really," he said, and told a story about a beaver and chipmunk viewing the enormous Hoover Dam for the first time. Caught off guard, they were overwhelmed. When the beaver recovered, he said boldly, "I didn't build it, but it is based on an idea of ...
Having a healthy baby means gaining weight. If you are presently on a weight loss diet, stop. The recommended total weight gain during pregnancy is approximately 25 pounds for the average weight woman.
Six years ago, Bobbie Butler started on a mission to give paupers in Statesboro's Eastside Cemetery a respectable place to lie.
Dr. Brent Tharp has arranged programs for the next six months for the Bulloch County Historical Society. The public is invited to any and all of these programs.
Now that you are pregnant, your body is changing rapidly. It is very important for you to take care of yourself so you can be well on your way to the joys of parenthood!
The Saturday morning that I finally tackled the cleaning out of the attic, I found myself surrounded by a rug rolled into a long cigar, a doll cradle, Christmas tree stands of various sizes, a cooler and probably 25 cardboard boxes, some of them mislabeled. Wreaths hung from the rafters by ten-penny nails and insulation billowed up from the unfloored part of the attic like cotton candy.
Are you one of the many folks who made a list of inspiring resolutions, only to have ditched the list already? Or, are you like me, and didn't bother with a list this year? Whether you have a tangible list or a mental list, add this resolution immediately: Spend more time with family. Make this year the best ever for family memory-making events. Start with some of these zany - but real - celebrations and holidays.
On October 29, 1914, J. A. Brannen reported that there were more than 400 autos in all of Bulloch County. Not everybody was thrilled with these new contrivances: an editorial reported that "farmers found that the cost of keeping an automobile in repair and operation is more than the cost of keeping horses to perform the same tasks." By 1915, even more rules had been written: the speed in town was now 8 mph, and 15 mph elsewhere; and it was declared that there was to be no "promiscuous use of horns for noise making" by their drivers. Policemen were ...
While anyone can be artistic anytime, anywhere, Georgia Southern University's annual ArtsFest provides a very public outlet for spontaneous creation.
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.
NEW YORK - The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.
The 26th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, like the 25 before them, spotlighted Bulloch County residents who do many things for other people simply because that's what they want to do.
Every performer dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall.
The Twin City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 8.
On March 16, for the first time ever, the Georgia Southern Eagles won their home golf tournament, the Schenkel Invitational, held at Forest Heights Country Club.
It was a perfectly sunny, spring-like day for the second Color the Campus 5K for Cystic Fibrosis, but it rained a rainbow of colors at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 8.
Scouts from Pack 345 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church and Pack 413 at Nevils United Methodist Church took the top three places in the Ogeechee District Pinewood Derby held recently at Metter High School. Thomas Freeman, from Pack 345, is the son of Steven and Beth Freeman of Statesboro, and he took first-place honors.
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