Tag Archives: Newspapers

Seattle’s Salmon Derby, September 1940

Everett Hay, Salmon Derby Finalist, Third Round

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I had no idea that my great uncle, Everett Hay, ever fished. But he is listed as a third round finalist, second from last on the list, in The Seattle Times Salmon Derby of 1940. His catch was an impressive, at least to me, twenty pounds.

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Hello, Me, circa 1984

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Is that me, No. 1028, with my thick eyeglasses and mouth agape, during the Awesome 3000 race on June 2, 1984 at McCulloch Stadium in Salem, Oregon?

It’s quite remarkable to find a photograph of yourself featured prominently in your hometown paper.

It isn’t a recent one, thank God. This photo is from the microfilm archives. It dates to 1984, the second year of a youth running event called the Awesome 3000.

The more I look at it, the more I am convinced that it’s me. And is that my sister, Jennifer, standing by my side?

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Gonna have to freshen up on my Czech. I love reading about Mendel.

The Case of the Missing Mendel Manuscript

A story about Gregor Mendel was featured on the front page of a Czech newspaper. The headline translates as The Case of the Missing Mendel Manuscript.

Ever since learning about my own DNA, I have become fascinated with genetics, particularly the human kind. That fascination extends to Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk who lived in the 19th century. He discovered the basic principles of heredity through experiments in his garden using plants such as peas.

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FOOTNOTE
I first posted this on my experimental blog at webs.com. Why? Because the wifi at the local Whole Foods would not let me publish it at WordPress for some reason.

Crumb rubber? A most unique name. What is crumb rubber?

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I like reading the newspapers and came upon this, crumb rubber, from one in New Mexico.

I have never seen the term before. It has a sort of tastiness to it, but I doubt anyone should be eating the stuff.

I am wondering if it is the strange pellets that are kicked up on artificial play fields. It is curious material. I think my niece tried eating some of it once. Her mother caught on and stopped her before any became lunch. Or maybe it was my littlest nephew.

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Well, at least the editors at the New York Daily News & I can agree on something.

Editors at the New York Daily News wish Omar Abdel-Rahman, the creepy Blind Sheikh, a warm, enthusiastic welcome to Hell, and I wholeheartedly agree.عمر عبد الرحمن
تعفن في الجحيم، الأحمق

The Blind Sheikh, whose moniker could have been The Blind Creep, has finally died. Sadly, he wasn’t executed. He died in prison. He was a terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of many. Enjoy your virgins!

Just the other day, I tweeted about how he was the poster child for strict immigration controls. He was issued a tourist visa to the United States despite being on a terror watch list!

Rot in hell, Blind Creep!

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