Friday 20 October, 2017
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Monthly Archives: August 2017
This is comedian Jerry Lewis in 1973. [Featured image by NBC Television/Wikimedia Commons]

When Jerry Lewis acted, he did not have the advantage of today’s special movie effects.  Since Lewis was so naturally funny, he did not really need that edge.  He was a master of comedy who achieved every funny facial expression, every funny...

By Lucy Santos on Aug 29th, 2017
The Broadway musical Annie, that Meehan wrote, became a huge success. Annie is pictured here with Daddy Warbucks. [Featured image by Martha Swope/Wikimedia Commons]

When I was a little girl, I loved the fictional character of Annie.  As an adult, I still love Annie.  There was something simply magical about that spirited red haired and freckled Annie.  She had a hard life, but she never gave up hope. ...

By Lucy Santos on Aug 29th, 2017
While transporting troops home from Europe on July 11, 1945, the USS West Point passes the Statue of Liberty. [Featured image is a U.S. Navy photo/Wikimedia Commons]

The SS America was a grand passenger ship that was put into the sea on August 31, 1939.   First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt christened this vessel.  Proudly made in America by William Francis Gibbs, she was a strong ship. Women designed the inside...

By Lucy Santos on Aug 24th, 2017
Robert Lee

As the country continues to face the effects of the Charlottesville protests and continue to relocate statues dedicated to confederate icons, the sports network ESPN pulled their new play-by-play announcer Robert Lee from his assignment at the...

By Lawrence Lease on Aug 23rd, 2017
Michael Jackson performing in 1988. [Featured image by Drew H. Cohen/Wikimedia Commons]

When he performed, he certainly made an unforgettable entrance.  With his jacket and white sequined gloves, he already drew the attention of his audience.  When he sang with his powerful voice, it was simply electrifying.  Like his hit song,...

By Lucy Santos on Aug 22nd, 2017
USS Indianapolis

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the final resting place of the USS Indianapolis, a navy cruiser that was destroyed by a Japanese torpedo during the final days of World War II, becoming one of the worst disasters in American naval...

By Lawrence Lease on Aug 20th, 2017
Annabelle: Creation is the scariest summer movie of 2017. [Featured image from wallarthd.com]

As Americans, most of us are fascinated with haunted objects and the spirit world.  There are so many stories and even television shows about the supernatural realm that keep us glued to our books and television sets.  Currently number one...

By Lucy Santos on Aug 17th, 2017
Hope Hicks

President Trump has named Strategic Communications Director Hope Hicks as his next White House Communications Director. Hicks is a long-time aide to President Trump since the start of the presidential campaign. At 28, she has become the youngest...

By Lawrence Lease on Aug 16th, 2017
newspaper

Alaska Dispatch News still owes millions in rent After being faced with massive losses and failing to pay rent on time, the largest newspaper in Anchorage filed for bankruptcy. The Alaska Dispatch News has been in operation since 1946. The paper’s...

By Lawrence Lease on Aug 14th, 2017
Anchorage

School start times could change next fall in Anchorage As the school season fast approaches, the question of whether the Anchorage School District should change its school start times faces the district. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine...

By Lawrence Lease on Aug 12th, 2017