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August 17, 2017

Actor Warren Beatty On The Funny And

Violent Bonnie And Clyde, Released In 1967

By Jake Coyle

Ap Film Writer

New York (AP) - ``Bonnie and Clyde’’ might have indelibly captured the spirit of the anti-authoritarian’60s with a pair of devil-may-care bank robbers from the `30s. But it didn’t exactly roar into theaters when it opened 50 years ago.

The film, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the fatalistic outlaws, would become a cultural sensation, one of the biggest box office hits up until that point and a 10-time Oscar nominee. But on its initial release on August 13 in the midst of the Summer of Love, ``Bonnie and Clyde’’ was virtually gunned down by bad reviews and a tepid reception at the box office.

``Sometimes you make a movie where everyone gets the joke immediately,’’ said Warren Beatty in an interview looking back on ``Bonnie and Clyde.’’ ``And then you have a different situation with other movies.’’

``Bonnie and Clyde’’ returned to theaters last Sunday to mark its 50th anniversary and it will again play nationwide on Wednesday as part of Fathom Events’ TCM Big Screen Classics series. It remains an epochal landmark in American movies: the first bullet fired in the coming storm of the American New Wave - the ``New Hollywood’’ of Coppola, Scorsese, Altman and others.

It’s fitting, in a way, that ``Bonnie and Clyde’’ should be celebrated with a re-release. That’s how it established itself, in the first place.

``Bonnie and Clyde’’ made a small dent in its 1967 release, but it sparked a delayed response. This was before the days of wide release, and critics had considerable influence on the months-long rollout of films. Most outlets slammed the film, with many objecting to its cavalier violence.

Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde

The New York Times called it ``a cheap piece of bald-faced slapstick comedy that treats the hideous depredations of that sleazy, moronic pair as though they were as full of fun and frolic as the jazz-age cutups in `Thoroughly Modern Millie.’’’

But ``Bonnie and Clyde’’ caught on with others, notably Pauline Kael. Her 9,000-word New Yorker review called it the most exciting American movie since ``The Manchurian Candidate’’ (1962). ``The audience is alive to it,’’ wrote Kael.

Others flip-flopped. Months after Time magazine labeled it ``a strange and purposeless mingling of fact and claptrap that teeters uneasily on the brink of burlesque,’’ the magazine put it on its Dec. 8 cover (“The New Cinema: Violence ... Sex ... Art’’), calling it a ``watershed picture.’’ After making $2.5 million in 1967, ``Bonnie and Clyde’’ grossed $16.5 million in its 1968 re-release, making it one of the top 20 highest grossing films.

``The general opinion at the time was that if you have that kind of violence, you can’t mix it with humor. Well, we did,’’ said Beatty.

The film is connected with Beatty for far more than his leading performance. Beatty, after hearing from Francois Truffaut about Robert Benton and David Newman’s script, optioned it. Though actors now routinely produce their films, it was then unheard of. The gangster film was seen as a little passe then, too, especially by then-Warner Bros. head Jack Warner.

But Beatty - an up-and-coming star then thanks to ``Splendor in the Grass’’ - fought for it. He developed the film and negotiated himself a remarkable 40 percent of the profits. He brought in Robert Towne (“Chinatown’’) to doctor the script and cast, among others, a young actor he had previously shot one scene with: Gene Hackman.

``In the case of Bonnie and Clyde,’ it was important for me to have control,’’ said Beatty.

Few thought there was much money to be made, including the nearly dozen directors that turned down Beatty, including George Stevens, William Wyler and the man who eventually relented, Arthur Penn.

Beatty, now 80, isn’t much inclined to diagnose the considerable influence of ``Bonnie and Clyde.’’

``I thought that it was good,’’ Beatty said. ``But I’m really of the opinion - and it seemed to me even then - when you make a movie, you don’t really know what you’ve made until years later. It takes time to separate one’s opinion from the gamble of the moment. It’s impossible to factor out all of the nonsense that accompanies trying to sell something.’’

But Beatty does believe strongly that the patience required to let audiences catch up to ``Bonnie and Clyde’’ holds important lessons for today’s opening-weekend-centric Hollywood.

``The way movies were released in those times gave the public the time to become interested,’’ he said. ``Now that has been eliminated with what we call mass release. We’ve now reached a point in the movie business where the marketing of a low-cost picture costs quite a bit more than the making of the movie. I think the chaos that has resulted from that is leading us to different approaches.’’

It’s a subject that over the course of more than an hour’s conversation Beatty returned to frequently. It was no doubt a factor in the disappointing reception for Beatty’s last film and - his first time directing in nearly two decades - ``Rules Don’t Apply,’’ a ‘60s-set film much inspired by Beatty’s own arrival to Hollywood.

As to whether the notoriously indecisive Beatty will make another movie, he quickly answered, ``Sure.’’ ``I’ve always been fortunate enough to not rush and get away with it,’’ he said. ``I’ve never made movies until I couldn’t avoid it any longer.’’

But Beatty has grave misgivings about the effect digital technologies have had on both the movie business and politics.

``There are so many changes brought about in the new technology that it makes you think about Guttenberg more often than you would like,’’ said Beatty. ``I don’t think the general public has come to grips with the need to command attention in this new technology. The requisite narcissism needed to gain attention in the entertainment business is somewhat dwarfed by what we see happening in all fields.’’

And it’s the current political climate that Beatty alludes to when asked about the best-picture flub at the Academy Awards in February. It was, after all, the anniversary of ``Bonnie and Clyde’’ that prompted the film academy to put Beatty and Dunaway on the stage for that moment.

``It was kind of silly,’’ said Beatty. ``I feel bad for the people who made the mistake. But I don’t think it’s an earth-shaking matter.’’

Elvis’ Friends Still Miss & Love Him, 40 Years After His Death

By Adrian Sainz

Associated Press

Memphis, NT (AP) - It isn’t just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too.

Prolific session musician and producer Norbert Putnam was on vacation with his family in Hawaii when he heard his friend died of a heart attack. After years of making groundbreaking music and acting in more than two dozen movies, Presley’s career had slowed, and historical accounts of his life note he was fighting obesity and substance abuse when he passed away in his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee.

Putnam was standing in line to pay for items at a general store when he heard someone say Presley had died.

``I reached into my pocket, threw some money down, ran to the car, threw the food down, turned on the radio,’’ Putnam said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.

Putnam switched on the radio. The announcer said: ``Elvis Presley died this morning.’’

``I sat there in my car and bawled like a child who had a toy taken away from him,’’ Putnam said. ``I could not believe it. I thought someone should have staged an intervention. I thought he could have been saved.’’

Since Presley’s death, devotees of the swivel-hipped, smooth talking performer who was born into poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi, and became an international star have been flocking to Memphis for Elvis Week, the annual celebration of his life and career.

Elvis, in the early days of his stardom

It coincides with the anniversary of Presley’s death in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977, and it draws visitors from around the world. Most fans will have their first glimpse of a newly built entertainment complex that has replaced and updated old exhibits focused on Presley’s cars, movies and memorabilia. An estimated 30,000 people are expected to attend a candlelight vigil that begins Tuesday night and continues into Wednesday morning at Graceland, where Presley is buried.

For the first time, Graceland will charge fans for access to Presley’s gravesite during the nighttime vigil. Visitors can pay $28.75 to join the procession leading to the graves. The ticket also provides access to other parts of the property, Graceland said in a statement.

Putnam is scheduled to make a public appearance during Elvis Week to honor the late rock n’ roll pioneer. Bill Medley, the deep-voiced singer who comprised half of the Righteous Brothers duo before starting a solo career, will also be there.

Presley and Medley played the same hotel in Las Vegas in 1971. Their schedules kept them busy, but they still would catch each other’s shows.

Medley had a strong following, and Presley sang Righteous Brothers hits ``Unchained Melody’’ and ``You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.’’ They were friends dating back to the early 1960s.

Before Presley would go on stage at the Las Vegas Hilton, he and Medley would spend a few minutes together, talking about their mutual love for motorcycles and musical influences. Medley remembers those chats fondly, as Presley had few moments when he could just be himself, away from fans and handlers and an entourage known as the Memphis Mafia.

``We would sit there, one on one,’’ Medley said. ``So Elvis and I just really became Bill and Elvis. We would just talk about normal stuff. ... Nothing too deep.’’

Putnam, a bass guitarist and member of the renowned Muscle Shoals rhythm section, played on 120 Presley songs. He recalls how much energy Presley displayed during the marathon recording sessions that ran all night at RCA Studio B in Nashville in 1970.

``Elvis could focus better than any artist I ever worked with,’’ Putnam said. ``He would learn a new song in five to 10 minutes, and was ready to deliver a killer vocal on the first take. That was very unusual.’’

Another musician who will appear during Elvis Week is Ginger Holladay. She was only 17 and in high school when she sang backup on Presley hits ``Suspicious Minds’’ and ``In the Ghetto.’’ Holladay’s sister Mary, a backup singer for Presley, had recommended Ginger when one of his regulars fell ill. So, Ginger Holladay skipped cheerleading practice and flew to Memphis to record at American Sound studio in 1969.

``He was more at home in the studio than he was anywhere else,’’ Holladay said. ``He loved being a musician and he loved making connections with other musicians. We got to see another part of him that was more comfortable and not so much of a performer.’’

Medley says he wanted to visit Presley when he was hospitalized in the mid-1970s, but was discouraged by his handlers.

``They knew what I was going to say - enough of this crap,’’ Medley said. ``I would have told him, `Listen, do you want to get away? We’ll get a couple of motorcycles and take off.’ But I never had that chance.’’

Such regret probably follows Presley’s friends around to this day, Holladay said.

``We all have that guilt with Elvis,’’ she said. ``Looking back, how could we have supported him more? I think we all have that feeling that we let him down.’’

Special Eclipse Glasses Are Needed To View The Eclipse,

And Here’s What Happens Without Them

By Marcia Dunn

Ap Aerospace Writer

Cape Canaveral, FL (AP) - With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive.

They say mom was right: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver of it.

So it’s time to rustle up special eclipse eyewear to use Aug. 21, when the U.S. has its first full solar eclipse spanning coast to coast in 99 years.

``We have an opportunity to experience a spectacular natural phenomenon, and we can enjoy it with some simple protection. But if you don’t use that protection, you’ll be paying for it for the rest of your life,’’ says Dr. Paul Sternberg, director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, smack dab in the middle of the total eclipse path.

No peeking, for example, without eclipse glasses or other certified filters except during the two minutes or so when the moon completely blots out the sun, called totality. That’s the only time it’s safe to view the eclipse without protection. When totality is ending, then it’s time to put them back on.

To be clear, totality means 100 percent of the sun is covered. That will occur only along a narrow strip stretching from Oregon, through the Midwestern plains, down to South Carolina. The rest of the U.S. gets a partial eclipse that extends into Canada and to the top of South America.

So it’s important to know exactly where you are on eclipse day in relation to that path of totality, advises Dr. B. Ralph Chou, a retired professor of optometry at the University of Waterloo in Ontario who is also an astronomer and eclipse chaser. He’ll be in Oregon for his 19th total solar eclipse.

``Unfortunately, when it comes to safety with a solar eclipse, 99.9 percent coverage means a 0.1 percent area of the sun that is still uncovered and is every bit as dangerous,’’ Chou said.

For example, Boise, Idaho, will see 99 percent sun coverage; Omaha, Nebraska, 98 percent; Savannah, Georgia, 97 percent; and Memphis, Tennessee, 94 percent. So for those cities - and anywhere else with a partial eclipse - you need to keep those solar specs on the whole time.

What can happen when you look directly at the sun? You’re essentially cooking your retina, the delicate, light-sensitive tissue deep inside the eyeball. Solar radiation can kill those cells. Hours can pass before you realize the extent of the damage.

It’s known in the trade as solar blindness or solar retinopathy - not total blindness, rather more like age-related macular degeneration, where you have trouble reading or recognizing faces, or lose those abilities altogether.

Seconds are enough for retinal sunburn. And unlike with the skin, you can’t feel it. The damage can be temporary or permanent.

``It’s really important to resist the urge to look even momentarily, directly in the sun because you have no real sense of time,’’ says Dr. Christopher Quinn, president of the American Optometric Association. ``What you think may be a glancing look could be a more substantial amount of time, and that can result in permanent damage.’’

Forget sunglasses. Certified eclipse glasses or hand-held viewers are a must for direct viewing. Or you can look indirectly with a pinhole projector - homemade will do, crafted from a shoebox, or grab a kitchen colander - that casts images of the eclipsed sun onto a screen at least 3 feet away.

When it comes to eyewear, though, the emphasis is on certified.

Worried about potentially dangerous knockoffs, NASA, the American Astronomical Society and others are urging eclipse watchers to stick with reputable makers of sun-gazing devices. The society’s solar eclipse task force has put out a list of approved manufacturers.

Don’t use eclipse glasses with filters that are crumpled, scratched or torn. If you can see any light besides the sun, it’s time for new solar specs. Also beware if the eclipse glasses are older than 2015, when international safety standards were adopted.

Eclipse glasses can be worn directly over your prescription glasses or with contacts. As for binoculars, telescopes and cameras, high-quality solar filters are essential and must be mounted at the front end.

Chou collected and studied 20 reports of temporary eye injuries following a 1979 total solar eclipse that included Canada. Males under age 20 were found to be particularly susceptible; they tended to ignore safety warnings, he said.

In 1999, British doctors reported 70 cases of temporary eye damage following a full solar eclipse. Most cases involved no or inadequate eye protection and many were from spots with a partial eclipse, just shy of a full one.

Chou stresses that outside the path of totality, where there’s only a partial eclipse, ``it’s never safe to take the filters off.’’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Teamwork Allows Elderly Pair To Remain At Home, Together, This Week In The Civil War: Lincoln Visits Grant In Virginia

Documentary Going Clear Seeks To Support The Abused, This Week In The Civil War: March 1 Through March 15

Florida’s Mysterious Women May Have Originated In Java, Project Healing Waters Helps Veterans Through Fly Fishing

Parents Feel Marijuana Oil Will Aid Child - But Can’t Buy It, No One Can Help This Feeling, Mr. Spock— You Inspired Us

Everything Old Is New Again: Government Panel OK’s Eggs, Coffee And Even Some Salt

91 Year Old WW II Veteran Tells Of Freeing American POWs, This Week In The Civil War: February 15 & 22

Live, From New York! A Three Hour SNL Special, Sun., Feb. 15, Pit Bulls Can Prove Themselves Valuable, Non-Violent Helpers, Dead Hostage Mueller’s Family Releases Letter From Woman, Scientists Report It’s Time To Cool Earth With Artificial Clouds

Professor’s Crowdfunding To Research Age Reversal Of Pets, Major Stores Asked To Stop Sales Of ‘Fake’ Supplements, This Week In The Civil War: January 25th & February 1st

Search For Less Invasive Brain Surgery Leads To The Eye, Experts Believe The Grave Of Cervantes Has Been Found, Three Billion Mile Journey: NASA Craft Is Approaching Pluto

Nine Bad Habits To Avoid In Your 2015 Work Life, Will Clue Found At The British Museum Lead To Lost Colony?, X-ray Used To Decipher Scrolls Found At Herculaneum

The Imitation Game: How Alan Turing (who?) Won WW II, Healing Center Utilizes Native Practices To Positive Effect, Policeman Reunites With Baby He Rescued In 1963

This Week In The Civil War: Confederacy Suffers In Winter, Ten Best Movies Of 2014

Cat Sold In Bed Is Home Again, Safe, This Week In The Civil War, Weirdness Everywhere — Thank Goodness — In 2014, Old-School Booksellers Find A Niche In The Digital Age, Christmas Tree Science: How To Limit Needles Dropping

Town’s Charlie Brown Christmas Tree ‘Has Its Own Voice Now’, Letters To Santa Claus Are A Top Priority For His Elves, The Film Behind The Sony Hack: The Interview Should Be Seen, This Week In The Civil War: Savannah & Fort Fisher, NC

How Old Do You Feel? The Answer May Predict Lifespan, Research Reveals Tensions At Gone With The Wind Première

A Reading Brain Uses Same Area As If the Action Is Reality, Legendary Or Obscure, ‘Doctor Film’ Wants To Save Them All

This Week In The Civil War: Fighting In Nashville, Tennessee, Many Families Researching Their Ancestors Find Big Surprises

Former Convict Returns To Art And Finds A New Life, SC Engineer Bitten By A Rare Bug: Making Legal Moonshine

NC TV & Film Exhibit Features Industry That May Be Dead, This Week In The Civil War: November 23 & 30

Former WASP Ignored Insults & Served As Pilot In World War II, This Week In The Civil War: November 2, 9 & 16, 1864

Doggy Cooking Network Gives Owners Safe Choices For Pets, UN Climate Report: Change Is Here, Humans Caused It

At Age 14, Helen The Blind Bison Has Lots Of Fans & Gifts, 3-D Images Of Civil War Scenes Offer Tourists Rare, Fresh View

Smithsonian’s Fossil Hall Taken Down For Full Restoration, This Week In The Civil War

Man Dreams Of Year-Round Tourism For Hatteras Village, Gossip-Loving Confederate Wrote His Diary In Code

This Week In The Civil War: Judge For Dred Scott Dies, Historic Register Adds 1950’s Savannah Enclave To Its List

This Week In The Civil War, Texas Scientists Commit To Saving Obscure Salamander

This Week In The Civil War For Weeks Of September 21 & 28, Sticking Pork Up A Kid’s Nose Stops Bleeding: Ig Noble Awards

Museum Marks 100-Year Loss Of Passenger Pigeon - Why?

This Week In The Civil War: August 31 Through September 14, Canada Locates One Of Two Lost Explorer Ships From 1840s

Woman Seeks To Honor The Dead At Lost Native Graveyard

Eternal Butterfly Program Takes Shame & Stress Out Of Death, Formerly Homeless, NC Woman Lives To Help Others, UN Panel Finds Global Warming Likely Irreversible

How Do Kids Learn Math?  The Answer Is So Simple..., Kai The Shelter Dog Is Now Top Dog At SA Fire Department, This Week In The Civil War: Ft. Sumter Reduced To Rubble

Do Dogs Feel Jealousy Or Shame? Read & Decide, This Week In The Civil War: The Hunley & Fort Sumter

This Week In The Civil War: Sherman Advances, West Virginia Native Answers “What Is It To Be Appalachian?”, Artist Who Created Ghostbusters Logo Assigns ‘The Bird’, Man With ‘Disabilities’ Founds Comfortable With Myself To Encourage Everyone

Small Is Sometimes Better In The Vegetable World, Last Of Crew That Dropped The First Atomic Bomb Dies In GA

Coke® Is Restoring Ad Murals All Across Appalachia, This Week In The Civil War: July 20 & July 27, Author Of Forrest Gump Reflects On Its Influence & Appeal

Scientists Use CSI-Type Tools To Track Alaska’s Wolves, Casual Childhood Sale Of Star Wars Stuff Leads To Big Business

This Week In The Civil War: Life & Death In Petersburg, VA, MIT Developing ‘Finger Reader’ To Help Visually Impaired, 20 Million Year Old Fossils Revealed At Dam Site

This Week In The Civil War: The Battle For Washington, DC,PBS To Air Dick Cavett Special On Watergate August 8, 9 PM, Seniors (or almost anyone) Can Increase Strength With Parkour, NC’s NAACP Seeks To Extend Extend Eugenic’s Deadline

This Week In The Civil War For June 22 And June 29, Monday, June 30, Is Deadline For NC Eugenics Victims To File, Great White Shark Population Is Surging Along East Coast, Shipwreck Hunter ‘99.9% Sure’ 17th Century Ship Found

Fulfilling Will’s Stipulations Is Bugging The Smithsonian, In The Rat Race In NYC, The Rats Appear To Be Winning, Toad Detour In Philly Helps Thousands Of Toadlets Live, Chubby Checker Asks For Hall Of Fame Induction ASAP!

Tests Confirm Donated Art Is Rembrandt Self-Portrait, Healthy Seniors In Study Seeking A Way To Block Alzheimer’s, NC’s 13th Amendment On Tour To Celebrate Juneteenth

Scientists Say Creating Embryo From Three People May Be OK, This Week In The Civil War, Staging Of The Wizard Of Oz Gives Inmates Hope & Purpose, Backyard Chickens: A Green Investment In Sourcing Food

This Week In The Civil War: Weeks of May 25 & June 1, Options For Honoring Beloved Pets When They Cross Over, Surprising DNA Test Links Kiwi To Giant Bird, 1000 Years Gone, Music Therapy Opens Windows Of Communication For Many, Woman Prowls Graveyards In Search Of Mysteries & Fun

Chicks With Picks: Climbers Find Power & Peace On The Ice, Robert E. Lee’s Former Land Is Now Arlington Nat’l Cemetery

Man Gently Works To Reverse Die-Off Of Honey Bees, Mad Men Style Drinking Cars Closing Down On Metro North, Oregon’s Gray Wolf, OR-7, May Have Found A Sweetie

Two Weeks In The Civil War: Overland Campaign & Sherman, Archaeologist Claims He’s Found King David’s Citadel, Blood Of Young Mice Helped Older Mice - Are We Next?!

Bees Are Disappearing, But Gardeners Can Help, Freed After 24 Years In Prison, Man Knows ‘God Has A Plan’, Yeah, It’s True. The Dude Has Had His Own Festival For Years

This Week In The Civil War: Fighting in Arkansas, Most Americans Still Question The Big Bang Theory, ‘What Would Abbie Think?’ Radical’s Presence Felt Today

This Week In The Civil War: Confederates Take Plymouth, Study Reveals Snacks May Help Avoid Marital Arguments, It’s Probably Just A Matter Of Time: 3D-Printed Heart

Descendants Of Civil War Battle Of New Market Sought By VMI, This Week In The Civil War: Raid On Fort Pillow, TN, 1964 World’s Fair Site Will Cost Millions To Restore

This Week In The Civil War: The Red River Campaign, 11 Ancient Burial Boxes Seized From Thieves, Music Program Puts Alzheimer’s Patients Back In Tune For A Bit

Noah, Opening Friday, Swirls Into A Strong Faith Market, Spring Time Is Puppy Time! How To Puppy-ize Your Life, This Week In The Civil War, Historically Vital Photos Of SC Slave Descendants New Home

Ethyl The Grizzly Loves Travel And Apple Orchards

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Wes Anderson’s Latest Is A Hit, This Week In The Civil War: Slaves Freed In Louisiana, Peerless Card Shark & Magician Richard Turner Is Totally Blind, The Debate Continues On Safety & Impact, But Vaping Is Gaining Acceptance & Growing

This Week In The Civil War: U.S. Grant Takes Charge, The Hard Part Is Digging The Hole: Backyard Pond Tips

Researchers Find Mexico’s Endangered ‘Water Monster’, This Week In The Civil War: Confederate Submarine, Bumblebees Are Getting Stung By Honeybee Sickness, New Exhibit Features Telegram From Elvis To His Parents

Hasty Dig At Camp Asylum, SC: The Developer’s Coming!, Backyard Bird Counters Reveal Snowy Owl Migration, Surgeon Who Invented Heimlich Maneuver: Remember It!

Saving The World’s Great Art: The Real Monuments Men, This Week In The Civil War: Sherman In Mississippi, Folkies Recall Opening For The Beatles At Carnegie Hall In ‘64

Hoffman’s Relapse & Death Is A Tragic, Common Outcome, This Week In The Civil War: Fighting At Morton’s Ford, VA, ‘Jar Nut’s’ Collection Of Bottles Is On Display In Spencer, NC

Monuments Men: 1,000 Years Of Culture Saved From Nazis, This Week In The Civil War: The Union Campaign, Film & Museum Reveal More Realistic View Of Bonnie & Clyde, IRS Is Working To Save Tax Payers Money Through EITC

2013 Was 4th Hottest Year On Record, Says NOAA, This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Jan. 26, Germans’ Longing For American West Births Documentary Play, What Do Fish Poo, Fresh Berries & School Kids Have In Common?

Making Of Lone Survivor Challenging & Controversial, This Week In The Civil War: Fighting In Tennessee, Archaeologist Seeks WWII DNA From Pacific Graveyards, Handyman Program’s ‘Angels’ Help Keep Seniors At Home

This Week In The Civil War, Originals Of The Star-Spangled Banner & Flag To Be Displayed, Our Universe At Its Infancy: Images From Hubble Telescope, 100 Years Later, The British Still Debate WWI’s Legacy

Music Therapy Organization Helps Vets Cope With PTSD, This Week In The Civil War: Winter Furloughs, Rare 1886 Michigan Lighthouse For Sale, Concern For Elves Prompts Iceland To Halt Roadway

This Week In The Civil War, New Survey Reveals US Dads Very Involved In Child Rearing, Dolphin Center Offers Course In Marine Mammal Care

Papers Stolen During Civil War Going Home To Virginia, New Vero Beach Dig: Ice Age Humans In North American?

This Week In The Civil War: Lincoln’s Restoration Plan, Oldest DNA By 100,000 Years Throws Science Into A New Era, Bird Lovers Seek Respect For Sweet Birds: Iowa Blue Chickens

Police Still Seeking Clues To TV Star’s 1957 Murder, Scrawny Stray Cat Becomes Media Star: Pete The Cat

Researchers Seek To Teach Computer Common Sense, This Week In The Civil War: Fighting In Tennessee, New Trend For Vets Helps Pets & Owners: Euthanasia At Home, Florida Archaeologists Carefully Ponder & Paw Mystery Site

President Kennedy Is Best Remembered In His Own Words, This Week In The Civil War: The Battle Above The Clouds, German Who Held Nazi-Era Art Trove Wants Collection Back, Fifty Years Ago, A Young Boy Sought To Comfort JFK’s Bugler

This Week In The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address, NC Student, A ‘Modern Hippie,’ Treasures His 1977 VW Bus, 1869 Account Of Yellowstone Was Disbelieved, Nearly Lost, Amazing Story Of 17th Century Gem & Its Princess Savior, BBB: Tips For Donating To Typhoon Haiyan Relief

2013 Meteor Crash In Russia Is More Likely Than Realized, This Week In The Civil War

This Week In The Civil War: Confederates’ Knoxville Move, Was The Exorcist A True Story? The Answer Remains Elusive, OK, Weather Nerds! Here’re Some Weird Sandy Facts, LA’s La Brea Tar Pits Mark 100 Years Of Excavations

Inspired By Hugo’s Wrath, SC Building Arts College Thrives, This Week In The Civil War, Evidence Found Of Yeti: Oxford’s DNA Analysis Irrefutable

Remembering The Civil War, Graves Spanning Decades Of Tragedy Featured On Hike, NC Twins Meet Biological Mother On Their 20th Birthday

In Debate Over Redskins’ Name Whose Opinion Matters Most?, ‘Appearance Isn’t Everything’ & Model Finds Attention ‘Creepy’

Texas Historical Commission Look For Old Socorro Mission, At 86, Man Continues Career As Mason: ‘I love to do it’

Burger King Seeks To Make Fries Less ‘Painful’, Pirate Ship Which Sank In 1717 Yields Valuable, Rare Booty, Miss Piggy Sets Up House With Kermit & Fozzie At Smithsonian

Beep Baseball Helps Blind Players Gain Confidence

Woman Loses 160 lb. In Two Years, Without Suffering, US Wind Farms Responsible For Dozens Of Raptor Deaths

Detroit Asserts Driverless Cars Are Only Eight Years Away, Beloved Irish Poet’s Final Words: “Don’t Be Afraid.”

Report Highlights Importance Of Increasing Fruit And Vegetable Access In North Carolina, Area Of Brain Where ‘Normal’ Memory Loss Occurs Is Found

Life After TV’s Smash Still Busy For Its Songwriters, Free Dogwood Trees For Joining Arbor Day Foundation, August, Back To School Sleep Habits: Tips For Getting Kids In Gear!

NOAA Features Live Ocean‘TV’ Through August 16, Amazing Mayan Frieze Is Found In Guatemala, New Film The Butler Bridges Decades Of Struggle For Blacks

Elvis Week Honored With Release Of Elvis At Stax, Agencies Now Track The Biggest Fish: Whale Sharks, Suburb Seeks To Reduce Deer Population With Birth Control

Tick-Killing Robot May Change The World - And Your Backyard, Research On Monogamy In Animals Yields Varied Results, Back To School Overview Of Cool Stuff For Kids!

Retired Professor Sweeps Village Streets For The Good Of All, Particle Bs Sighting Confirms Clue To Universe’s Origin, Native Artist Seeks To Redefine What It Is To Be An Indian

Chance Meeting At Auschwitz Leads To Understanding, High Point Man Recalls Days On Lone Ranger Radio Show, Monks’ Sand Mandala Tour Spreads Cultural Tolerance

Solar Powered Plane Finishes Historical Journey In NYC, Raising Butterflies Is Spiritual Medicine For SC Man, More People Are Donating Bodies To Science

Teaching Each Other How To Live, Inmates & Dogs Reform, Easy July 4th Dessert! Raspberry Coconut Pie, Freshly Made Lemonade With Fresh Berry Ice Cubes, Utah Man Submits Bigfoot Skull Fossil To Science For Exam

NC WW II Veteran’s Family Receives His Bible, Missing Nearly 70 Years In Europe, Greensboro Science Center Works 24/7 To Save Little Duke

Formerly Obese Man Will Cycle To The South Pole, Site Of Native American Chiefs In Virginia Is Now Protected, Infant Left In Phone Booth Grows Up & Seeks Birth Family, Yummy Hobby! Mushrooms In A Grow-Your-Own Kit

Search For First Web Page Leads To North Carolina, Myspace Is Reinvented (by Justin Timberlake) As A Home For Musicians, Artists & Writers, Keep It Down! New Products Help Soften Noise Sensitivity

Staying At Historic Inns Requires Some Homework - Do It!, Retired From ‘Real Jobs,’ People Embrace New Lives As Artists

Modern Home Classics: Noguchi’s Light Sculptures, Facial Recognition Technology To Stop Crime...Invade Privacy?

At 100, ACS Has Made Huge Strides In Reducing Cancer, Authors Seek To Align Horses With Owners’ Personalities, Honeybees Trained In Croatia To Find Land Mines

Dan Brown’s Very Latest, Inferno, Is An Engrossing Read, Man Hits The Road On Harley To Collect WWII Vets’ Stories, Fitzgerald’s Obscure Grave Garnering More Visitors Now

Sundance Takes A Look At Animal Moms On Mother’s Day, It’s All The Rage: Moms & Dads Taking ‘Stroller Hikes’

Britain’s Pinewood Studios Opens Its Branch In Atlanta, Fido Swallowed A Sock? That’ll Be Expensive And Maybe Fatal, Replica Of 8th Century Buddhist Caves Now On Exhibit

Planets With Life, “Goldilocks Planets,” Are Everywhere

A Place For Artists & Poets, Marked By A Big, Big Head, Woman Gets Book & Movie Deal After Self-Publishing On Amazon

Are You A Lilly Girl? It’s Hard To Resist The Sunny Lilly Lifestyle, NYC Pay Phone Project Features Neighborhoods’ Past

Everything You Need To Know About Backyard Chickens, History Buffs Gather To Mark 80th Anniversary Of Air Disaster, Hurricane Uncovers Sadness Of Unclaimed Patients’ Remains

Love Hummingbirds? Tips For Attracting These Tiny Miracles, Haiti Paints A Slum And Honors Artist Prefete Duffaut

PA Exhibit Features Local Reading Railroad Artifacts, Rite Of Spring Gives Right Of Way To Jersey Salamanders, Restoration Of Last Wooden Whaler Nears Completion

Stonehenge A emetery?, What’s A Rogue Taxidermist?“Cat” Grey Is, For Example

Community Helps Excavate Oldest Street In The US, For Fun & As Collectibles, Retro-Style Toys Remain Popular

Email, Text, Instant Message: Does Lack Of Response Bug You?

Re-enactors Skill At Acting Out History Has Dual Purpose, Team Retraces Shackleton’s Amazing 1916 Rescue, Virginia Volunteers Offer Chocolate & Hugs

Helping Kids & Adults Heal From Trauma: There’s No Clear Path, Cat Stars Of The Internet: How Did This Happen?

Shoah Foundation Produces Holograms Of Nazi Survivors, Museum Mounts Exhibit Of Ice Age Masterpieces, Family Restores Rare Airplane After ‘Coyote Chase’ Crash


 

 

 

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