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September 2 - First Day of School in Russia

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/sep/04/260951/ **September 1st is Knowledge Day, the first day of school in Russia** But this year the first day of school was on September 2nd, because the 1st was on a Sunday. I have a friend from Kamchatka, Russia, who will write as he has time about what the first ...

After six days closed, new section of Bay Bridge to Oakland opens Tuesday

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/sep/02/260906/ **Bay Bridge closed for six days; open again Tuesday** For those of you who have been to San Francisco or Oakland, I had to post this so that you could relive your memories. The Bay Bridge has been closed for six days. It opens Tuesday morning, but not without ...

August 15, India's celebration of independence - and - fire destroys submarine

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/aug/14/259919/ **Live Indian TV in English - from Mumbia** The following suggests that India has had a major tragedy, just before National Independence Day. There has been a major explosion of a submarine in Mumbia, possibly also damage to a second. This may have included a cruise missile exploding. India ...

Live Feed from Outside Lands Concerts, from 4pm until 12 midnight, Saturday and Sunday, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/aug/10/259756/ **Live Feed from San Francisco** Here is the live feed from Outside Lands, a two day concert in San Francisco in Golden Gate Park, with 70,000 people paying $300 a ticket. It is available online from 4 pm, when the concerts start, until 12 midnight each day (Kansas time). ...

Kansas is subject of New York Times article today

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/aug/08/259604/ **Kansas in today's New York Times** There is an article about Kansas in today's New York Times. I have posted it below because many people don't have subscriptions to the Times. http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/travel/in-kansas-museums-fried-chicken-and-yes-oz.html?hpw&_r=0 Unfortunately, the author of the Times article didn't visit Lawrence, but I put in a word for ...

Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday - July 18, 2013

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jul/19/258687/ **Mandela at 95 years - an amazing person** Mandela has given his life so that others could be free. What more could a person give than that? **Children sing for the 95th birthday** http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23353408 **The Washington Post did a wonderful graphic for those who are younger or who may ...

June 4th: Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jun/04/256446/ **The World Doesn't Forget** The following article, from The Washington Post, provides Americans with background about Tiananmen Square survivors and their sons and daughters. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/witnesses-to-tiananmen-square-struggle-with-what-to-tell-their-children/2013/06/02/a0354d42-c799-11e2-9245-773c0123c027_story.html **Pictures of Tiananmen Square** For those of you who are too young to remember, here are pictures of Tiananmen Square in June 4, 1989. ...

Huge asteroid passes earth today

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/may/31/256310/ **Huge astronaut passes by earth today** The Slooh telescope broadcast live images of the large asteroid QE2 as it passed by earth today. Viewers can still view these images, even though the asteroid is no longer being broadcast live. QE2 came within 3.6 million miles of the earth at ...

Another aspect of Memorial Day and those who served

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/may/28/256106/ **Those who served and those who didn't** This evening an article appeared in The New York Times which deserves to have broad distribution. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/opinion/americans-and-their-military-drifting-apart.html?pagewanted=2 This article in the New York Times appeared this evening, after the Journal-World had featured the following article early in the morning. Later in the ...

Richard Wagner's 200th birthday - May 22

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/may/23/255890/ **Wagner's 200th birthday - May 22, 1813** Several years ago, some friends and I started listening to operas every Saturday evening on DVDs. Before we knew it, months had passed - and I came to an appreciation of opera which I had never had before. We spent two months ...

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