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4 amazing feats and an unusual event in Australia during the past few days

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jan/30/248476/ **4 Amazing Feats and a very unusual event from Australia** If you have not already seen these, you must take a look at the articles and videos below. All of us have our strong points, but sometimes the combination of body strength and willpower is overwhelming. **Crossing a highway ...

World Cup Africa (Soccer) is now taking place in South Africa, January 19 to February 10, 2013

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jan/26/248342/ **2013 African World Cup Now Taking Place in South Africa** The 2013 African World Cup is now taking place in South Africa - specifically in the stadiums of Johannesburg (FNB Stadium), Durban (Moses Mabhida Stadium), Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium), Nelspruit (Mbombela Stadium) and Rustenberg (Royal Bafokeng Stadium). ...

Music from Orthodox Christmas 2013, and 2 hours of watching Orthodox Christmas Eve services on Russian television

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jan/08/247374/ **A little more music from Orthodox Christmas 2013** World-famous Dmitri Hvorostovsky with the St Petersburg Chamber choir, singing "Let My Prayer." This is a Serbian Orthodox Christmas song for Christmas 2013. I lived in Serbia and also Sarajevo for almost a year. Russian Christmas Music with Russian Christmas cards, ...

Today, January 7, is the Orthodox Christmas

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jan/07/247346/ *A woman walks past the Orthodox Svyato-Nikolsky church in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.* **The Orthodox Christmas is today, January 7** From the Jersulem Maan News Agency in the Middle East, Bethlehem prepares for the Orthodox Christmas. http://maannews.net/ENG/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=553667 Here are pictures of Orthodox Christmas celebrations throughout the world. http://www.rferl.org/media/photogallery/24817246.html ...

Juan Manuel Santos, KU Alumnus and Kansan of the Year

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jan/02/247106/ **Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Country of Columbia** In the above photograph of Juan Manuel Santos, which was taken by Nick Krug, we see a remarkable man. He has every right to be Kansan of the Year. How many of these commentators have taken over a country plagued ...

Africa

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jan/02/247092/ Many Journal-World readers may not know much about Africa, except for occasional stories in the news. The Journal-World is especially bad about this, because personal blogs are very difficult to find on the web page. This is not just true with geography, but also with subjects such as technology ...

Death of Ravi Shankar, and the birth in South America of orchestras made from thrown-away junk

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/dec/29/246939/ **The Death of Ravi Shankar** I never personally heard Ravi Shankar, but his music played an important role in my life. I found out about him from another Scholarship Hall person when I was at KU, and as soon as possible I managed to get some recordings. From that ...

100th anniversary of streetcar service in San Francisco - why not the first streetcars in Lawrence since 1933?

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/dec/28/246827/ **Streetcars would completely change Lawrence - and draw visitors from many states** It is time to start the fund so that streetcars can come back to Lawrence. Today is the 100th anniversary of the streetcars in San Francisco. Everyone gets free rides all day. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Municipal-Railway-celebrates-100-years-4150766.php#photo-3952321 It's tremendous, not only ...

The Queen's Message on Christmas Day, her specific mention of the Olympics and Paralympic Games - and Christmas in the Philippines

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/dec/25/246717/ **The Queen Speaks on Christmas Day.... and more** The Queen has given her Christmas Day Speech. She especially appreciated the role of the Diamond Jubilee and all the efforts of Great Britain to put on the Summer Olympics and Paralympics this past summer. I covered the entire Olympics and ...

The Amazing Things Dogs Can Do - Part I

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/dec/08/246010/ **I love dogs, like many people - and often they are amazing** **Dogs Learn to Drive** This article just came out in today's BBC news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20614593 I astounded at what these dogs from New Zealand can do - in some ways, it is much more impressive than the driver-less ...

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