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  • Connecticut Senate passes bill writing Wright Brothers out of history

    06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 163 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    Are they righting a wrong or wronging the Wrights? The Connecticut Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would delete the Wright brothers from history, explicitly stripping recognition for the first powered flight from Orville and Wilbur and assigning it to someone else. “The Governor shall proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry,” reads House Bill No. 6671, which now sits on the governor’s desk awaiting passage into law. "There’s no question that the Wright...
  • CNN BREAKING - Plane crash in Butte, Montana

    03/22/2009 3:44:57 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 83 replies · 9,726+ views
    Me | 3/22/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    No info yet, breaking headline on CNN TV..
  • Dan Rather: Is the Media Failing in America? ( Barf Alert )

    05/03/2006 7:38:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,094+ views
    University of California at Berkeley. ^ | April 25, 2006 | Auditorium Wheeler
    A San Francisco Chronicle Herb Caen Lecture featuring Dan Rather, who was anchor and managing editor for the CBS Evening News for 24 years, and now serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes and hosts and produces long form programming examining major global topics and events for the Discovery Channel, will be in conversation with Orville Schelll, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism. Often referred to as "the hardest working man in broadcast journalism," ...
  • Orville Freeman obituary

    02/22/2003 10:54:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 210+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/22/03 | Washington Post
    Orville Freeman, a former Minnesota governor and longtime ally of former Vice President Hubert Humphrey who served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1961 to 1969, died Thursday in Minneapolis. He was 84 and had Alzheimer's disease.As agriculture secretary, he took office in a time of huge grain surpluses and complaints from small farmers. A friend remarked that the governor took the post with some reluctance and that his only experience in agriculture was mowing his lawn.Mr. Freeman saw part of the solution to agricultural surpluses in more aggressive international marketing and in aid to the less fortunate, both at...