Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores: If you are interested in pursuing a business/accounting degree in college, there is a free summer week-long program for low income minority students at U.C. Berkeley. For more information see Mr. Huertas in House 1. Deadline for applications is TODAY!
“Homework—Saturday School is open this Saturday from 9am to 12pm. Take advantage of a place to get some tutoring, computers, a place to work w/peers, and a welcome atmosphere too. Enter by carpeted hallway near media center to rooms 77 and 78.”
Once again, Powder Puff Game DVDs will be sold for $15, but this week they can be pre-ordered for ONLY $10 in Coach Zuber’s Room 306. Hurry, only 150 copies will be made.
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Franklin Winfield Woolworth
(April 13, 1852 – April 8, 1919) was an American merchant. Born in Rodman, N.Y., he was the founder of F.W. Woolworth Company, an operator of discount stores that priced merchandise at five and ten cents. He pioneered the now-common practices of buying merchandise direct from manufacturers and fixing prices on items, rather than haggling.
The son of a farmer, Woolworth aspired to be a merchant. In 1873, he started working in a drygoods store in Watertown, New York. He worked for free for the first three months, because the owner claimed "why should I pay you for teaching the business". He remained there for six years. There he observed a passing fad: Leftover items were priced at five cents and placed on a table. Woolworth liked the idea, so he borrowed $300 to open a store where all items were priced at five cents.
Learn more about Woolworth's history in England, free from the Woolworths Virtual Museum.
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