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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2014 22:40)

Lunar Eclipse Creates Stunning Blood Moon for Sky Gazers

Millions of people around the world were watching the sky late last night, hoping to catch a glimpse of the "blood moon"

(SALEM) - blood moon The "Blood moon" is a sight only witnessed during a total lunar eclipse, when the Earth spins between the sun and the moon.
The shadow of the Earth catches the refracted light from the sun, and the moon has a reddish, almost copper-color sheen cast upon it.

Though the blood moon was to be most prominent in North and South America, most of the United States was cloud-covered and the spectacle was hidden from view.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 13:35)

Open Letter to Noam Chomsky

Professor Chomsky, as a teacher of US foreign policy and expert in political theories behind statecraft, you cannot be unaware that echoing of the core lies of the state while critiquing its effects, is explained by political science most perceptively.

(LOS ANGELES) - Noam Chomsky, a professor of linguistics at MIT Hello. I am writing this open letter to you both as your former student at MIT who got at least some of his inspiration to stand up to the narratives of power from your considerable teachings, and on account of your being a public intellectual influencing public opinion worldwide and therefore also accountable to the public for your opinions.

I have made the following unpleasant observations in my article and which I continue in this letter. I would like to ask for your response.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2014 13:40)

Twitter Revolution of William Nicholas Gomes

Twitter Revolution of William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com continues.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Twitter Revolution William Nicholas Gomes, as the Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, is continuing to address different human rights situations in the world and engaging with world leaders.

He has uniquely used social media to address different human rights abuse cases spanning the world.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2014 15:16)

School Placed in Lockdown During Police Search for Man Who Bolted from Traffic Stop

Police used canine units to track the man through South Salem, he was eventually located and taken into custody on Suntree Court. This is an area near the now closed Fairview Training Center.

(SALEM) - Police car A middle school was placed on lock down as police in Salem spent hours tracking a suspect who bolted from his car during a traffic stop. It happened in south Salem today around 12:30 p.m. The incident began near Pringle Road.

Leslie Middle School was locked down from 12:45 to 2:40 p.m. No students were impacted.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2014 13:44)

Gettysburg College visiting Professor Leads Dog Barking Research

For the study, Gettysburgians first recorded barks from small, medium, and large dogs. The collected barks will now be played back to local dogs participating in the research to see how the pooches react to the barks.

(GETTYSBURG, Pa.) - Gettysburg College Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Kathryn Lord Dogs--they're loyal, loving, and always there to lend an ear when you need it most. But when it comes to understanding their vocalizations--let's just say it can get lost in translation.

Man's best friend seemingly barks at everything--from the television, to the neighbors, to ladybugs on the windowsill--so what does it mean?

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2014 12:59)

Willamette University Awarded Grant to Enhance Sustainability, Asian programs

“During the next several years, we expect to see the curriculum adapt and many more students and faculty to engage in collaborative activities to better understand sustainability,” - Ron Loftus, co-director of the grant and chairman of the Asian Studies program at Willamette

(SALEM) - Willamette Univ. With the help of a $400,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, Willamette University is implementing a new program to develop intercultural understanding and communication through the study of Asia and environmental sustainability.

The grant is funding curriculum and faculty development, place-based learning in Japan, symposia and workshops on Asia and environmental sustainability, and the Zena Sustainability Institute...

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2014 00:04)

Fire in the Sky

The scientists are still obsessed with gravity and heat generated by gravitational flexing.

(SAN DIEGO) - Fire in the Sky The obstinate rejection of my electromagnetic concept is apparently over but the continued stubborn adherence to old beliefs is hindering the explanation of many remaining mysteries.

For instance, in the Jan. 5, 2014 program “Fire in the Sky”, the narrator said: “Magnetism is nature’s most mysterious force. Only now are we beginning to understand how it shapes the cosmos. Mega-flares make magnetism visible. It shines a light on the incredible power of magnetic fields; fields that play a fundamental role in the universe...”

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Salem-News.com (Mar-22-2014 18:14)

The Newest Depth of Depravity

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. - Margaret Mead

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Comma There it goes, disappearing into extinction, that fine old mark of punctuation, the comma of direct address. Every time I read an email that starts "Hi William," I wince.

Deep within me lurks a reactionary grammarian who insists on a comma separating the name of the person from what is being said to them. At first I tried to convince myself that in the salutation of an email the missing comma isn't important. After all, the meaning is clear.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-22-2014 18:01)

Why is New York`s Mayor - A Self-Proclaimed ``Progressive`` - Challenging School Choice for Minorities and the Poor?

Giving poor and minority students a choice of where to go to school----a choice which more affluent students already have---should be a natural cause for a "progressive" like Bill de Blasio to embrace.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Bill de Blasio New York City's mayor, William De Blasio, repeatedly tells us that he is a "progressive," committed to making life better for minorities and the poor.

Yet, ever since coming to office in January, he has launched a crusade against a vehicle which has the ability to rescue poor and minority children from failing public schools.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-21-2014 18:17)

Slow Writers

I never saw a city boy yet who was worth a damn. - Ernest Hemingway

(DAYTONA BEACH) - old typewriter William Styron was a great novelist and there he has the advantage over me. But he wrote only four books, and there I have the advantage over him.

In a touch less than fourscore years and ten, I've written a guidebook to Inuit cuisine, a puff piece on Alaska seiners' purloining of the Prince Rupert salmon fishery, an apologia for the Gulf oil spill, two anthologies of G.I. pornography and a novel banned both in Boston and the Campfire Girls' reading list.

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