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[Audio] Fred Smith Launches 'Dust of Uruzgan' Book

The first lesson of communication is that everyone digests information in different ways, and the savvy communicator has their content in multiple formats for multiple audiences. 203 more words

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Wagonloads of Smith wagons

By Jared Olar
Library assistant

Students of the bygone days of Pekin will readily recognize the name of the T. & H. Smith Wagon Company of Pekin as one of the most prominent and successful businesses in Pekin’s history. 817 more words

Scandal: The Failure of the Teis Smith Bank

Here’s a chance to read again one of our old Local History Room columns, first published in August 2014 before the launch of this blog . 1,038 more words

Television, A Friend From Many Stages, Return To D.C.'s 930 Club

Speaking of bands who’ve been around for 40 years, Television played at D.C.’s 930 Club, and to say they were in fine form understates the impact of the Platonic ideal. 464 more words


NYS Parents: REFUSE Pearson's Field Tests

Beginning tomorrow, May 23, elementary and middle schools across the state of New York will begin to administer Pearson’s stand-alone field tests in English-language arts (ELA) and math.   744 more words

"I have just had a Female Eider Duck come in shot to night..."

The male eider duck is a particularly beautiful bird:

It has a much imitated call. This is a recording by “markwilmot”:

A female eider is a much drabber bird than the drake, and arguably, is barely recognisable as the same species: 384 more words