A woman operates a pump to mist
By Tim Johnson
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
tomato vines at a farm in Changping,
China, providing vegetables to the
Beijing Olympic Village.Tim Johnson/MCT
CHANGPING, China — Guards carefully monitor the perimeter of Lin Yuan's farm, where carrots, peppers, tomatoes and other vegetables will ripen just in time for the hungry athletes arriving for the Beijing Summer Olympics.
"What is special now is the security," Lin said as he strolled out of a greenhouse and pointed to sentries at the farm's entry gate.
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Brandon Keeler, 18, on the first hole at the By Michael Horan
Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan.
Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/MCT
Detroit Free Press (MCT)
DETROIT — You might think $800,000 in scholarships is a bit extreme. You might think the scholar is a nerd. Well, think again. Meet Brandon Keeler of Detroit.
Brandon, 18, graduated from Renaissance High School in Detroit last month with a 3.8 grade point average. He has been accepted to seven colleges — five of them offered him full tuition or more for four years — and has won more than 10 other scholarships. He plans to go to Yale University.
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Christian Abraham Fleetwood
(July 21, 1840–September 28, 1914), was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, editor, musician, and government official. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War.
Fleetwood was born in Baltimore on July 21, 1840, the son of Charles and Anna Maria Fleetwood, both free persons of color. He received his early education in the home of a wealthy sugar merchant, John C. Brunes, and his wife, the latter treating him like her son. He continued his education in the office of the secretary of the Maryland Colonization Society, went briefly to Liberia and Sierra Leone, and graduated in 1860 from Ashmun Institute (later Lincoln University) in Oxford, Pennsylvania. He and others published briefly the Lyceum Observer in Baltimore, said to be the first African American newspaper in the upper South.
Read Christian Fleetwood's "The Negro As Soldier," free from MedalofHonor.com.
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