The sounds of flutes, French horns and clarinets tangled with each other as students in the Statesboro High School wind ensemble practiced and prepared for a test. Dr. Danny Keine, band director, was a flurry of activity as he instructed one student after another as they made music - a passion they all share.
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.
NEW YORK - On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the unexpected follow-up to her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."
When it comes to Easter eating, our family has favorites: Deviled eggs, baked ham, potato salad and Rice Krispies cereal treats are a must. However, we also like trying something new. We found ground lamb on sale and decided to try some curried lamb meatballs.
When it comes to pie, everyone has a favorite, from bright citrus key lime to the dark decadence of chocolate silk. There are fruit lovers who demand all pies have a double crust and go well with ice cream, and there are those who delight in creamy pudding mixed with coconut or bananas. Then there are the pumpkin lovers who argue a pie without a squash isn't a pie at all. Around our house we love them all, but there is one pie we love the best: the cheesecake.
Did you know that St. Patrick was an English missionary who shared the message of Christianity with the people of Ireland and that his color was actually blue? (See history.com and catholic.org.) Or that corned beef was an American food that Irish immigrants ate when they moved to New York? (See history.com.)
There were many who tried — the Babylonians around 1990 B.C., the Egyptians in 1650 B.C. and others — but it was a Greek mathematician, Archimedes, born in 287 B.C. in Italy, who figured out the closest value for pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, according to "A History of Π" on exploratorium.edu.
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