By Sue Hutchison
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
At a recent gathering of the San Jose branch of the American Association of University Women, more than 100 people listened raptly to Lisa Maatz's tale of her great grammar-school-bathroom-door revolt in the 1970s. Maatz, AAUW's director of public policy, was 8 years old at the time, and she tells the story as an object lesson about the power of grass-roots activism.
It goes like this: In Maatz's school in her small Ohio town, there were no doors on the stalls in the girls' bathroom. This was quite distressing to her and all her third-grade friends. Maatz approached the school principal, Mr. Ginke, to implore that the girls' room get bathroom doors just as the boys' room had.
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Leonardo da Vinci'sMcClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)
drawing of a cecum (m)
and its appendix(n).
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, Oct. 23:
Leonardo da Vinci's connections to the Guild of St. Luke the Painter allowed him to conduct autopsies on more than 30 cadavers between 1489 and 1513. He had a fascination with extracting parts of the body to draw them, often working by candlelight in a church.
His work was pioneering. He was credited with being the first to draw accurately the bones of the face and hands. He was also one of the first illustrators to draw a fetus in the intrauterine position. And his illustrations of the heart inspired a cardiothoracic surgeon named Francis Wells to create new methods for repairing poorly working hearts. Wells' methods, in turn, helped developed modern cardiac surgery.
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Courier Staff Report
Danny Godfrey ran 62-yards
for a touchdown, and more.
A Homecoming crowd of fans got their money's worth of the James Logan Colts Offensive Show Friday night, as the varsity scored 49 points during the first half.
This time, however, the usual star of the show, the phenomenal Rashad Evans, took a back seat to the phenomenal talents of three Colt running backs:
Danny Godfrey averaged 21 yards-per-carry in a virtuoso first-half performance. On one play, Godfrey galloped 62 yards for a touchdown. He carried the ball seven times in the first half, gaining 149 yards.
Joe Bailey, who was handed the ball three times, scored twice. During those three carries, he gained 74 yards, an average of nearly 25 yards-per-carry.
Justin Brooks, got the ball twice, and scored both times, gaining 48 yards in the process. Do your own math to figure the average on that one.
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Klas Pontus Arnoldson
(October 27, 1844 – February 20, 1916) was a Swedish author, journalist, politician, and committed pacifist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1908. He was a founding member and the first chairman of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society.
Read Klas Pontus Arnoldson's Nobel Prize lecture from 1908, free from Nobelprize.org.
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